Saturday's face-off between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is five years in the making, and the infighting behind the scenes highlights many of the issues facing modern boxing.
This weekend, the 38-year-old will earn $100 million to box against Manny Pacquiao. Given all the hype, it's easy to forget that "the last great prizefighter" is also someone who's repeatedly battered women.
What happens when a Harvard professor enters a professional squash tournament against the world's best players?
A familiar scandal is just another reminder that in sports, the rule breakers are everywhere.
In the face of overwhelming evidence, it's time to admit the obvious.
Despite its unforgettable finish, the NFL's extravaganza was undermined by violence and the specter of concussions.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll made a lot of great choices in Sunday's game, and one that he'd probably like to take back.
The nation seems to need a hug.
A halftime vision from pop culture's uncanny valley
The author of Funny Girl, Fever Pitch, and High Fidelity champions the virtue in adapting other people's work and explains why he never wants to write a sequel.
A hundred years ago, the National Football League curtailed on-field deaths and unnecessary brutality with a game-changing set of rules. It's time to institute some new ones.
David Ginola's candidacy for president of world football's governing body is bankrolled by bookies, and yet he'd still be a better option than Sepp Blatter.
The NFL controversy over how the New England Patriots treat their balls has followed a predictable pattern when it comes to modern manufactured outrage.
English teams are citing commercial concerns for their reluctance to let former striker Ched Evans back on the field.
A longtime fan wrestles with the violence and viral marketing underlying his abiding fanship for the elite, moneyed team.
For European stars, is Major League Soccer anything more than a long retirement party?
The Everton manager is hugely popular thanks to a strong resume and a likeable personality, but his team is in freefall.
The New Jersey governor's real crime isn't turning on the Giants and the Jets. It's backing a winner.
Working in multiple mediums increasingly allows creative freedom, prestige, and financial gain.
The billiards-like game from the UK is gaining a following worldwide, but it's unclear whether stateside enthusiasts can make Americans take interest.