Superstitious horse-racing fans blame the current Triple Crown drought on a break with musical tradition. The supporting history is sketchy—but why not play the old song anyway?
By chance or otherwise, The Dark Knight's 1939 arrival coincided with public interest in real winged daredevils who attempted superhuman feats without superpowers.
France was a force in international tennis until political instability weakened its grip on the sport—and French tennis has yet to recover.
Why some readers view this photo as a frightening "trigger."
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will now compete at Belmont after all, but even a historic win there won't provide the popularity boost some expect for the sport.
Million Dollar Arm is the latest in a crop of films about guys who work in athletics, but whose fates have nothing to do with what happens on the field.
Instead of focusing on single players' stats, managers are increasingly trying to analyze the dynamics of entire franchises, a shift that is already helping MLB teams win.
No one likes Donald Sterling, but maybe there is a better answer than forcing him to sell his team.
Think that these odd finger-shoes are "bullshit"? Think again.
Research indicates that the factors that make college football players early-round draft picks are useless at predicting success in the NFL.
A closer look at Sam's on-field performance invalidates recent doubts about the openly gay NFL prospect's skills—and suggests he might be perfect for Rex Ryan's defensive lineup.
Analysts like Mike Mayock have transformed the close study of the NFL draft from an elite profession to a popular hobby—and changed the way fans engage with their teams.
Tennis greats have encountered lulls, rough patches, and career detours between their 13th and 14th Grand Slam singles titles for almost a century.
The much-maligned, longtime Wizards GM has quietly assembled a winning, watchable basketball team. Will anybody notice?
A string that started when Lyndon Johnson was president and Barack Obama was a schoolboy in Jakarta still goes on.
The star NBA foward isn't as valuable to the Knicks as their fans—or their front office—think.
Maybe baseball's most important players could enjoy longer careers and less time on the injured list if they didn't have the option of pitching complete games.
The sport isn't in decline. Football isn't more competitive. So why do people say otherwise?
The Masters offered a peek at what golf will look like once Woods fully fades out of contention—and with golf participation dropping and no "next Tiger" solidly in place, the outlook is grim.
A hostile rivalry between two promotion companies is preventing some of the most intriguing potential matchups in boxing from happening—including Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.