In an analytics-driven era, the New York team has defied statistics and predictions to tell a more compelling story.
He deserves the title for his consistency and his defeat of Roger Federer in the U.S. Open men’s final.
The tennis player is arguably the era’s greatest athlete, but she has fewer endorsements than other less-successful players.
The dominant linebacker, who took his own life in 2012, is elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame under controversial circumstances.
Seeing in person what TV dulls or conceals
A flood of highly paid, past-their-prime European players are coming to the U.S., raising questions about whether their star power helps the American game or hurts it.
After winning her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title on Saturday at Wimbledon, the tennis star has become one of the most accomplished American athletes of all time.
The U.S. soccer team shocked Japan with four goals in the first 16 minutes, giving the squad a decisive victory on the global stage.
An attorney who helped players file a gender-discrimination lawsuit over artificial turf in the World Cup proposes a way forward for the sport.
The sport should worry that it has only one popular contest and one real star—who’s reached his peak.
The ballerina is the first African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theater history. That’s good news not just for ballet as an art, but for ballet as a sport.
The vast majority of teams from the four major professional sports leagues in the United States stayed curiously silent after Friday’s landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
Until 20 years ago, women players who wanted to start a family would quit their careers. But more athletes are stepping up to the challenge of balancing motherhood with their love of the game.
Like the Washington NFL franchise, the Chicago hockey team has a Native American name, but the history it evokes is better worth remembering.
The upstart Golden State Warriors knocked off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the team’s first NBA title in 40 years.
After a chaotic year, the FBI investigation of the beloved baseball team wounds the spirit of St. Louis.
If employees of the St. Louis Cardinals broke into the Houston Astros player database, it would be a first-of-its-kind scandal for professional sports.
The Swiss native gave an astonishing performance in the French Open final, belying assumptions about the sport’s biggest players.
Female athletes have historically received very little attention from activists and advocates for gender equality. Why?
One of the nation’s best players makes $15 million a year. The other can’t find a team to sign her.