Duke was upset by the South Carolina Gamecocks in a 88-81 stunner, perhaps the biggest surprise of the entire NCAA tournament so far.
Between rule changes and stylistic shifts in the game, coaches are increasingly trying what may have once been unthinkable: playing zone.
Some of baseball’s top aces, including Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard, opted not to take the ball for Team USA. Limited data shows it might be a wise decision.
The improbable popularity of a new golf ball sold by Costco has sparked a legal battle between the company and Titleist, the maker of golf’s top-selling ball.
Jason Gay is excited that his alma mater Wisconsin is in the Sweet 16 after beating Villanova. But then Michigan had to go and spoil the fun, by also pulling off a tournament upset.
Steve Penny informed the board of directors of USA Gymnastics of his decision to step down less than a week after U.S. Olympic Committee officials called for his resignation amid a growing sexual-abuse scandal in the sport’s governing body.
Vanderbilt guard Matthew Fisher-Davis was ridiculed for fouling a Northwestern player when his team had the lead, but the math shows it might have been a smart move
After a controversial loss at the Rio Games, Irish boxer Michael Conlan makes his pro debut at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day.
Although Team Israel has been a quirky success story in the World Baseball Classic, baseball has yet to catch on in the country.
With the U.S. soccer team in last place in ‘The Hex,’ head coach Bruce Arena announced a 24-man roster filled with veterans for two crucial World Cup qualifiers.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says teams sitting their star players in the league’s most important games is a problem. But there are no obvious solutions.
Golovkin Gennady said he is open to a Daniel Jacobs rematch, with fights against Billy Joe Saunders or Canelo Alvarez possible.
Reckless driving, low drunk-driving enforcement and the cash from pro baseball contracts have too often proven a deadly mix for some players in the Dominican Republic. Players such as Edwin Encarnacion are leading a charge to educate their countrymen on the dangers.
Michael Conlan, a featherweight boxer from Belfast, won the St. Patrick’s Day bout in New York City against challenger Tim Ibarra, with Ultimate Fighting champion Conor McGregor champing at the bit at ringside, Jason Gay reports.
Villanova’s 65-62 loss to No. 8 seed Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon was the first stunning upset of the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats’ speedy exit is partly the result of the way they played: slowly.
A shot-analyzing technology developed by Noah Basketball argues that players aiming for a swish are doing it wrong.
The 35-year-old demolished Rafael Nadal, deploying a backhand that is now almost unhittable
There is one pitcher leading baseball’s seemingly endless quest to shorten the length of games: Houston Astros reliever Chris Devenski.
The ‘game,’ such as it is, uses sporting events the way the lottery uses ping-pong balls. Will Leitch reviews “Dueling With Kings: High Stakes, Killer Sharks, and the Get-Rich Promise of Daily Fantasy Sports” by Daniel Barbarisi.
Jay Wright, the coach of college basketball’s defending champion, has an unusual strategy for keeping his players’ attention: He takes away their cell phones the night before games
Mysterious tubers with personalized photos are a yam dunk with basketball stars, who’ve posted photos of them on social media—but who sent them? We tracked down the ‘perpetater’; ‘stupid on a stick.’
The trial of Graham Spanier got under way Monday as prosecutors try to prove he endangered the welfare of children by failing to act on complaints about sexual abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl LI jersey has been recovered, the NFL announced Monday.
Wichita State had a case as one of the most underseeded teams in recent tournament history.
Without a Major League Baseball team of their own, New Jersey residents look to the Bronx to find a team to root for, a Quinnipiac University poll found.
Although Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is 36-0 with 33 knockouts, some experts including Bernard Hopkins, say a suspect defense could leave the champion vulnerable to an upset.
The U.S. women’s hockey team is taking a stand others have often been reluctant to do in their pay dispute: refuse to play.
Despite struggles in Premier League, Leicester City delivered one of their best performances this year to knock out Sevilla in the Champions League.
Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s huge sign will continue to light up the Boston skyline from a rooftop near Boston’s Fenway Park after the Venezuelan state oil company and its landlord struck a deal, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said Wednesday.
Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson is part of a surprisingly small group of Division I players who were born or raised in New England