How the numbers of the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner compare to October legends like Koufax, Gibson and Schilling
An inside look at how an underdog immigrant is trying to win the Boston Marathon and Sunday’s New York City Marathon in the same year.
The Kansas City Royals thumped the San Francisco Giants early and won easily, 10-0, to send the series to a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Heard on the Pitch: Straight-set victory gets Andy Murray one win from season-ending tournament; Alberto Contador named cycling’s top rider for 2014.
In the last three years, a team ranked in the AP Poll’s top five has played a team with a top-five total defense 13 times. The team with the top-five defense has prevailed in 10 of those 13 instances.
Behind the dominant pitching of Madison Bumgarner, the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night, winning their third championship in the past five seasons.
The 10-man shortlist for FIFA’s World Coach of the Year award was published Tuesday and featured an unexpected nominee: U.S. men’s national-team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Manny Pacquiao is in Hong Kong for the build up to his fight against Chris Algieri, an American boxer who promoter Bob Arum said was like Rocky in his last fight, when he was knocked down twice in the first round but came back to win.
Forget marquee teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. In the new NBA, the smaller outposts are where the action is.
Poor Bundesliga record raises questions, though team still looks good on stat sheet.
Our mathematical model shows how all 32 teams stack up, based on the predicted score against a league-average team, plus where it disagrees with the week’s betting lines.
Decades ago, there was nothing exotic about the Royals reaching the postseason. But after a 29-year absence, Kansas City was rapt by the Royals’ return to the playoffs, which ended Wednesday with a heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the World Series.
The running world has a habit of turning older marathoners into mascots. But within this demographic is a subset of extreme competitors, who even into their eighth and ninth decades can maintain remarkable speed.
There was little drama, and a lot of scoring, in Game 6 of the World Series. Expect pitching to take over tonight in Game 7, when managers save the best arms on their staffs.
Any kid can dress up as a ghost. WSJ Sports offers some Halloween costumes based on the year in sports.
Madison Square Garden said it will explore separating its entertainment businesses from its media and sports operations, and that it is nominating Nelson Peltz and Scott Sperling to its board.
Until now, the pre-snap chess match between offenses and defenses was a fair fight. But because of advances in technology, it isn’t anymore. Defenses are reeling—as Ben Roethlisberger’s 522-yard outing on Sunday demonstrates.
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivered a historic performance, shutting out the Kansas City Royals, 5-0, as San Francisco took a 3-2 lead in the World Series.
Heard on the Pitch: Robin van Persie scores in final minutes to lift Manchester United to 1-1 tie with Premier League-leading Chelsea; Serena Williams wins WTA Finals for third straight time and fifth overall.
The Jets, and Quarterbacks Geno Smith and Michael Vick, were marred by turnovers in the team’s blowout 43-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Coach Rex Ryan on who will start next week: “I have no idea.”
Good acquisitions, tactical flexibility and plain-old luck helping interloper crack top tier of Premier League.
Hockey great Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas.
Star running back is forced to sit out after taking cash for autographed memorabilia over two-year period.
In an interview ahead of Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix, Formula One standings leader Lewis Hamilton discusses his desire to become a bigger star.
LeBron James’s return to Cleveland is a nice story—but what’s silly is the suggestion that he is now somehow forgiven. Forgiven for what?
Heard on the Pitch: Suárez left off shortlist for FIFA’s top individual award; Trott to join England Lions tour to South Africa.
California Chrome still has a chance to end the year with a flourish by winning Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. But the odds don’t favor the Kentucky Derby champion.
Kansas City Royals pitchers have made an unprecedented habit of throwing a pitch that was long considered one of baseball’s rare and eye-popping feats: the 100 mph fastball.
Michigan’s largest donor, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, spoke last week with the university’s president about the fate of athletic director Dave Brandon.
Oscar Taveras, an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals and one of the top young players in Major League Baseball, was killed in a car accident Sunday in the Dominican Republic.