The weak showing of American men at this year's U.S. Open is the natural outcome of a culture that hasn't caught on to Europe's wunderkind-raising ways.
The late Hashim Khan's unlikely origins and symbolic power made him a global legend.
The rising popularity of the old bat-and-ball sport in America marks the glorious return of a pre-Civil War pastime.
Not all greats make the Hall of Fame. Not all Hall of Famers are remembered. But a player who forges a personal connection with fans will live on.
Responding to charges of exploitation, the college-sports body promised big reforms at a Senate hearing. But questions about pay and rights for athletes remain unaddressed.
The NBA has had fans in the world's second-most-populous country for decades, but new efforts by American teams and the national squad may make the sport even bigger there.
The Argentinian star is one of soccer's greats. But he just narrowly missed out on an opportunity to cement his legacy and prove skeptical countrymen wrong.
If America wants to become a true soccer superpower, its sports landscape will have to change. One place to start: college.
His essay announcing his return to Cleveland seems designed to signal that he's not the same guy who enraged the nation with The Decision.
Don't laugh: WWE has been trying to show some social consciousness lately. So why does it still insist on making its minority wrestlers into grill-wearing, thuggish B-listers?
The emotions of watching Brazil's loss to Germany at the World Cup
By a lot of measures, it's been an unusually exciting, convention-defying tournament.
U.S.A.'s World Cup bid had ended, but there are signs of a historic shift in global perceptions.
America's loss hurts. But fans should still be proud of what the team accomplished.
U.S.A. vs. Belgium at the World Cup: heartbreaking, yes. But for a bandwagon fan like me, it was also a thrilling reminder of why the sport is great.
If telephone data from the time during last week's U.S.-Germany match is any indication, business will be put on hold during this afternoon's game.
The Red Devils excel at wearing down opponents, but injuries to top players have left them vulnerable.
America's growing coalition of soccer fans looks a lot like the coalition that got Obama elected.
Bootstrapping, inclusion, perseverance: Even in defeat, big national narratives play out.
America can advance, even with a loss. But a win would be hugely significant.