July 12, 2013 Citing the inclusion of women at the world's top marathons, the petition's authors say, "After a century, it is about time women are allowed to race the Tour de France, too."
July 7, 2013 Remarks about the 2013 Wimbledon champion's appearance angered many listeners. France's Marion Bartoli beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4 Saturday, winning her first major tournament.
June 28, 2013 Last year's champion, Bradley Wiggins, is out; Chris Froome is in. There's also a changing of the guard for American riders, foremost among them Tejay van Garderen, 24, who won the white jersey as the Tour's best young rider last year.
June 27, 2013 Analysts had predicted Cleveland might trade its No. 1 pick for a veteran presence, or pick Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. Instead, the Cavs chose Canadian Anthony Bennett, a forward from UNLV.
June 21, 2013 A new YouTube video, reminiscent of Saturday Night Live's "Schweddy Balls" sketch, references Mozart and Ralph Waldo Emerson to poke fun at NPR's coverage of the NBA Finals.
June 10, 2013 Young athletes who have two concussions within a year take nearly three times as long to recover as someone experiencing one concussion. A history of past concussions also hurt recovery times.
June 7, 2013 The Miami Heat won't be sweeping the San Antonio Spurs, as many analysts predicted. In fact, the Heat's path to the championship just got more difficult. After Sunday's game in Miami, the series goes to San Antonio for (if necessary) three straight games.
June 6, 2013 As the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs face each other, here's a tip sheet. Their best-of-seven series starts Thursday night in Miami.
May 17, 2013 A fan favorite who gained nationwide fame because of his name, Trickle was known for both his many wins and his huge personality. But he may never have gotten over a granddaughter's death, friends say. Trickle was 71.
May 16, 2013 Rutgers University welcomes the arrival of new athletic director Julie Hermann as the beginning of a new era, weeks after turmoil engulfed its athletics department. The school's basketball coach was fired last month after videos showed that he verbally and physically abused players during practice.
April 29, 2013 An argument between three climbers and Sherpa guides on Mount Everest reportedly devolved into a fistfight on the mountain, close to Camp III, at 24,500 feet. The Nepali Times calls it "the highest brawl in world history," as well as evidence of a culture clash.
April 15, 2013 Kenya's Rita Jeptoo won the women's race. It's her second victory at Boston. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won on the men's side. It's his first victory at Boston.
April 3, 2013 Video of coach Mike Rice pushing his players, throwing balls at their heads, swearing at them and using gay slurs led to calls for his dismissal.