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.
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.