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.
April 2, 2013 The Fighting Irish rallied to beat the Blue Devils 87-76, while giant-killing Louisville beat No. 2 seed Tennessee 86-78. They face rivals Connecticut and California, respectively, in New Orleans on Sunday.
April 2, 2013 The Connecticut Huskies are going to a record sixth-straight Final Four. California is in the Final Four for the first time. Tuesday night, the other two slots will be filled.
March 18, 2013 Athletes who have headaches or any other concussion symptoms should be removed from play immediately, according to tougher standards just issued by neurologists. The move comes in response to research showing short- and long-term damage from head injuries.
February 1, 2013 Football may be dangerous. But the Super Bowl is a spectacle of beauty. It is an opportunity for us to adore the magnificent achievement of courageous men. That's why philosopher Alva Noë will be watching.
January 18, 2013 Armstrong turns emotional when he recalls how he had to explain to his children that the allegations against him were true.
January 2, 2013 Star NFL linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he will retire when his team's season ends, prompting many reports about his career and legacy — and little mention of Lewis' role in a murder case in 2000.
December 11, 2012 After 126 years, The Sporting News, the wise old man of sports journalism, will cease publishing as of Jan. 1, 2013. The longtime sports newspaper will continue as a digital-only brand.
December 3, 2012 With growing controversy over the risk of permanent brain injury in contact sports, researchers find an association between repetitive head trauma and brain disease in samples taken from deceased athletes. Many were professional football players.
August 31, 2012 Enhancing performance is what sports is all about. Commentator Alva Noë says drug users are not cheaters in any deep sense. Our outrage reflects our engagement with sports and is a clue to why sports matter.
August 6, 2012 Commentator Alva Noë argues that there is no reason to ban performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Prohibition stems from a bizarre confusion about what sports are all about.
July 20, 2012 For more than 20 years, photographer James Startt has been chasing legendary cyclists in the Tour de France, capturing the fans' excitement against the backdrop of the French countryside and the raw emotion of competitive cyclists. Now, a selection of his work can be viewed online.
July 8, 2012 TV gives you the best seat in the house. Yet televised sports are no substitute for actually being there Why? The answer has to do with the nature of human perception.
May 19, 2012 I'll Have Another now has a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
May 1, 2012 The sports world is brimming with talk about Lopez Lomong, the American runner who set a 2012 world best in the men's 5,000-meter race Sunday. Lomong ran the distance in 13 minutes and 11.63 seconds — but the race took a very unusual turn in its final laps.