He’s the first Japanese man in the modern era ever to reach a major tournament final. Good for him!
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The South African Olympics star faces charges of murder and illegal possession of ammo in the death of his girlfriend.
The hard-charging Scotsman has become the first British man in 77 years to win the singles title at Wimbledon.
So, a Subway shop in Manhattan has a statue of Jarvis Jones made of smoked chicken.
Pat Summerall has died, at the age of 82. I don’t even watch sports on TV, but I still recognize Pat Summerall as one of the greats when it comes to TV broadcasters.
At an auction of sports memorabilia last month, Lou Gehrig’s old Yankee jersey and cap fetched a goodly sum.
The seven-time Tour de France winner is now officially a zero-time Tour de France winner.
The Paralympics have started in London, and this is the year of Goalball.
After 12 mostly losing seasons in Seattle, the superstar gets a crack at winning. How do you say “Bronx Bombers” in Japanese?
Shake off those post-Fourth of July blues by watching people play competitive marbles.
Take five minutes to enjoy this very amusing video.
Which is cooler: Andrea Pirlo’s right-down-the-middle chip-shot penalty kick for Italy vs. England, or his utter calm as he trots back to midfield after?
Nicholas Loomis travels to Dakar to explore an exotic form of combat.
A gallery of images from the old-time (and new-time) greats.
He gets a “stress-free, five-stroke victory” at the Arnold Palmer Invitational — his first since his divorce.
Snoop Dogg has put a financial stake in the Los Angeles Riderettes, one of the new teams in the Lady Arena Football League.
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning is going to the Denver Broncos, they say. What will happen to Tim Tebow?
It took nearly six hours for Novak Djokovic to beat Rafael Nadal in a five-set classic at the Australian Open 2012.
He bowled a 300 game, shot a 34 for 18 holes in his very first round of golf, and knocked out Muhammad Ali in a three-round exhibition bout. Which of these achievements did Kim Jong-il not claim?
Will Shortz edits the New York Times crossword puzzle, sells millions of books (millions!)… and is a ping pong mogul?
And CBS newsman Andy Rooney remains dead.
This week the blog for Smithsonian.com has an article called “Score One for Roosevelt,” recounting how President Teddy Roosevelt helped “save” American football.
“There’s not going to be any pity party, and I’ll make sure of that.”Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia — specifically, Alzheimer’s Disease.
William Rhoden remembers the football-playing years of Clarence “Big Man” Clemons.
“I used to give myself airs and graces when I was younger,” he said in the glow of victory. “I have to admit I was a prat. I was rude to people if I’d had a bad round, and it wasn’t right. But I like to think I have
learned from my mistakes.”Nice little story about Darren Clarke, winner of this year’s British Open.
The perjury trial of highly-decorated baseball pitcher Roger Clemens came to a halt on the second day of testimony when Judge Reggie B. Walton declared a mistrial.
Because prosecutors presented barred evidence to the jury. Oops.
As this piece from the Washington Post says: “His lawyers, unable to supress grins, declined to comment.”
Yesterday was the first day day in the perjury trial of Major League Baseball great Roger Clemens.