A day that began with a raucous, profane rally for Raptors fans and a Toronto Sun front page that likened Garnett and Pierce to dinosaurs ended with a 94-87 Nets win in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
The 15-inch holes (normal hole: 4¼) will horrify some purists, but the game is fast and fun and could make golf less intimidating.
The NBA begins its postseason on Saturday with one undeniable trump card: From a purely aesthetic standpoint, the game is being played at its highest level in two decades.
Nike sewed up its sponsorship of track's U.S. governing body for decades Wednesday, signing a deal through 2040 at a time when the company's influence over the sport has raised controversy among athletes.
Wall Street billionaires Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens made a big bet on an underperforming asset: the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team.
Should it win out, Liverpool would match a 12-year-old record for consecutive victories. It also would guarantee the Reds a first league title in 24 years.
The starting infield listed on the Yankees's lineup card wasn't the one a team that had just spent nearly half a billion dollars on free agents might expect.
For most of the past 40 years, Atlético Madrid has been the New York Mets of Spanish soccer to Real Madrid's Yankees—a gritty, sometimes comically inept afterthought. But this year, Atlético is on the verge of winning La Liga.
Jordan Spieth, 20, who was trying to become the youngest Masters winner ever, ended up losing by three strokes to Watson, but resolutely refused to collapse.
In honor of the film's anniversary, here are some current major-league players who could be cast in a modern-day "Major League."
As the NBA playoffs begin on Saturday, will the Miami Heat roll to their third straight championship? Or is this the year the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunder dethrone LeBron James and company?
Miguel Cabrera is forecast to have an 82% chance of reaching 3,000, giving him the best odds of any active player, according to the ZIPS projection system.
Heard on the Pitch: FI's Bernie Ecclestone prepares to put the likes of Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet and Martin Brundle on the grid again in historic cars
When the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers meet in the playoffs starting on Thursday, there is reason to believe that things may get ugly—and bloody.
As the notoriously unpredictable NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday, we break down every team's chances.
The NCAA Division I Legislative Council on Tuesday enacted legislation allowing unlimited meals and snacks for athletes.
The 2014 NHL playoffs feature only one team from Canada—the No. 3-seeded Montreal Canadiens. It's the fewest number of Canadian teams in the postseason since 1973.
Young goalkeeper put in delicate situation as Atlético Madrid drawn to face Chelsea—which lent him out—in Champions League semifinals.
There is joy in the land of Union right now. Matthew Futterman on his alma mater being on top of the hockey world.
This year's Masters didn't have an iconic golf moment or a superstar duel but got the next best thing: more Bubba.
It's official: Rafael Nadal is in a funk. The world No. 1 and clay-court master lost to Spanish countryman David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.
With the Kentucky Derby two weeks away, there is one sure bet: California Chrome will be the post-time favorite if he makes it to the starting gate on May 3.
The first expansion is complete at a Brazilian airport operated by a private company, an important milestone for the government's hopes of having investors help fund important projects.
The NFL draft is three weeks away, yet the only thing those within the game are certain of is that everyone is down on this year's draft.
Jason Gay: As with most sports films, the new football movie 'Draft Day' takes some liberties with what life is like in the NFL. But how essential is realism in sports movies?
Why is the singing of the national anthem so much better in the NHL?
Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer—and television ratings booster—in Olympic history is headed out of retirement and back into the pool.
Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest fighters of his generation, regained the WBO welterweight crown following a unanimous-decision victory over Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas.
Mo Farah, Great Britain's celebrated double gold medalist at the 2012 London games, finished a disappointing eighth as he made his marathon debut in the same city as his Olympic triumphs.
Revisiting the toxic controversy surrounding Duke's lacrosse team—and examining the wayward culture on college campuses today. David M. Shribman reviews "The Price of Silence" by William D. Cohan.