As the sport struggles to attract a new generation of fans, the Cleveland Indians shortstop shows how the game might be able to draw classicists and young viewers alike.
San Diego fans’ perception of themselves and their city is at stake.
For decades, the professional athletes made so little at their sport that many took to performing gigs to make ends meet and capitalize on their fame.
Beyond busted brackets and buzzer-beaters, the men's NCAA tournament offers the broader public an early look at likely professional draftees.
The unparalleled University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is hoping to claim its fifth NCAA Tournament championship in a row—an outcome that seems all but inevitable.
Her dazzling halftime show didn’t explicitly address politics but still delivered big messages.
The 51st NFL championship game saw an incredible win for the New England Patriots, who overcame a huge lead by the Atlanta Falcons in the final stretch.
For brands, it’s harder than ever to take a bipartisan approach to the biggest night of the year.
Not rooting for either the Atlanta Falcons or the New England Patriots yet? The Atlantic will help you pick.
The 2017 singles finals in Melbourne saw the unlikely return of iconic rivalries, for what may well be the last time.
The all-time great catcher, soon to be inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame, embodies the qualities of his time—for better and for worse.
The actress “couldn’t have chosen a worse sport to represent American provincialism,” says the author of a book on mixed martial arts.
In Saturday’s game, the college-football powerhouse will either reinforce their brilliance, or suffer a historic upset. Whatever happens, it’ll be an incredible watch.
The Houston Rockets guard doesn’t exactly play “beautiful” basketball—but fans will come to appreciate his efficient style of play.
The team, which will play its annual Thanksgiving Day game, is a reminder of the excitement the league used to produce on a regular basis.
What the historic World Series win taught me about about disappointment and forgiveness
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will almost certainly make the Finals next June. So here’s how fans can appreciate all the games in the meantime.
It’s also about defining baseball’s future, with two teams hoping to break losing streaks via forward-thinking approaches.
Probably not—but in a close race, a Cleveland Indians defeat could help Donald Trump, while a Tribe triumph might buoy Hillary Clinton.
Fifty years ago, the legendary Dodgers pitcher played his final game, marking the end of one of the greatest turnarounds in sports history.