The NFL has become increasingly central to how America perceives itself, which means that sport and politics can never be divorced.
In a bizarre World Series in which the home team never won, the underdogs upset the juggernaut Houston Astros for the franchise’s first title.
For the first time in years, nobody really knows what to expect.
Breaking a pattern of first-round heartbreak, the decade’s most downtrodden playoff team finds itself in the World Series.
The Chicago Cubs say goodbye to the manager who led them to their first World Series victory in 108 years.
After a record-setting regular season, the MLB playoffs figure to host offensive fireworks and long-ball fatigue.
As the league looks to the future, the way many analysts talk about black players such as the Baltimore Ravens passer still belongs to an ugly past.
After a grueling and dramatic final against tournament antihero Daniil Medvedev, the Spaniard inched closer to the men’s grand-slam record.
The 19-year-old Canadian’s victory over Serena Williams marks one of the most meteoric rises by a young tennis player in recent years.
Long heralded as a future No. 1, the world No. 78 is within striking distance of his first Grand Slam final.
In trying to reverse a generation’s worth of losing, the team is loading up on stars and embracing the hype.
This year’s U.S. Open has no shortage of female players who could win the title, which has made for an exciting tournament—with one caveat.
The Clemson quarterback and Heisman favorite, seen by many as NFL-ready, is all but forced by the mechanisms of amateur sports to play for free.
The Colts quarterback is leaving the game at age 29—a move that reaffirms the danger of the sport and the willingness of some players to walk away from it.
Considered the greatest of all time by many, Serena Williams and Roger Federer will seek to solidify their legacies with another grand-slam title.
The argument that the female champions can draw big crowds only during World Cup years doesn’t consider the lacking investment from their governing body.
The 27-year-old Romanian underdog handily defeated the formidable Serena Williams in a final that echoed a classic 2008 match.
One hundred years ago, a player shocked spectators with her “indecent” dress—not the last time attire has distracted from athleticism in tennis.
Some 1 billion people tuned in to the games this year, making the USWNT’s victory even more crucial in their upcoming legal fight for equal pay.
As the United States and the Netherlands prepare to face off, teams and fans wonder whether VAR—or instant-replay reviews—will decide the champion.
It’s not just about the game—these athletes are playing with something more to prove.