London Olympics : Controversy
Swimmer Ryan Lochte sports the men's Ralph Lauren opening ceremonies uniform, complete with beret — all manufactured by Chinese labor.

The Team USA uniform controversy: Made in China?

Politicians lash out at Ralph Lauren and the U.S. Olympic Committee for offshoring production of the outfits in which our athletes will march into London's Olympic stadium

Sports : Essay
Adam Greenberg is a member of "The Cup of Coffee Club," meaning he only made it through one game as an MLB player.

The unlucky baseball players who make it to the majors... for only one game

Rick Paulas spotlights a few of the 974 ballplayers whose Big League glory lasted just a few hours

Penn State Scandal : Fact Sheet
A damaging new report on the Penn State sex-abuse scandal seems to confirm that legendary coach Joe Paterno was involved in covering up Jerry Sandusky's crimes.

The Jerry Sandusky cover-up: 4 takeaways from a damning new report

After a seven-month investigation, Penn State releases a blistering report detailing how top officials failed to punish Jerry Sandusky for his sexual abuse of young boys

Sports : Burning Question
Enthusiasts practice a spin move during a pole dancing class in Florida: Those who are pushing the activity's legitimacy as a sport refer to it as "pole fitness."

Should pole dancing be an Olympic sport?

Pole fitness has come a long way since the days when people thought it was only for strippers. But it's still a long way from being welcomed into the Olympic Village

Sports : Best Video
"I just like to power-lift," says Naomi Kutin, shown here squatting 205 pounds at the age of 9.

A 10-year-old power lifter: The 'strongest girl in the world'?

Meet Naomi Kutin. She isn't even in sixth grade yet, but the record-breaking, 99-pound Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey can lift twice her weight

London Olympics : Photos
Team USA’s opening ceremony uniforms: A visual history

Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms: A visual history

Over the years, America's summer Olympians have marched into stadiums wearing everything from cowboy hats to berets — with no shortage of red, white, and blue

London Olympics : Analysis
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during the Paralympic World Cup in May: He'll get a chance to race against "able-bodied" competitors in the London Olympics this summer.

London Olympics: Are a double-amputee's bionic legs an unfair advantage?

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius and his J-shaped prosthetic calves will compete against able-bodied Olympians. Is he an inspiration — or a cheat?

Sports : The List
Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder bats during Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby, which he won for the second time, becoming the only player other than Ken Griffey Jr. with multiple titles.

6 ways to improve the MLB All-Star game

Baseball's midsummer classic is still a huge draw for faithful fans. But that doesn't mean they wouldn't like to see some changes...

Sports : Opinion Brief
Swiss tennis great Roger Federer holds up his trophy after winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title on Sunday. Federer defeated British player Andy Murray.

Is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

Federer beat hometown favorite Andy Murray to win his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title, at an age — nearly 31 — when most tennis greats are calling it quits

Sports : Forecast
Two-time MVP Steve Nash is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he'll join five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant to form one of the league's most dangerous backcourt duos.

Does Steve Nash make the L.A. Lakers NBA title favorites?

Shockwaves are roaring through the NBA over the news that the two-time MVP is headed to Hollywood to team up with one-time rival Kobe Bryant

London Olympics : Slideshow
The Olympic trials: 7 heartbreaking and inspiring moments

The Olympic trials: 6 heartbreaking and inspiring moments

Tears, triumphs, agonizing defeats, miraculous wins... and the London Olympics haven't even started yet

Sports : Winners and Losers
The Boise State Broncos run onto the field in 2009: Smaller schools like Boise State will likely get passed over in the new college football playoff system.

The new college football playoff system: Winners and losers

College football caves to fans' years of griping and unveils a new four-team playoff system. Many fans are still griping

London Olympics : By the numbers
Olympic mascot Wenlock poses next to a British royal guard under the newly revealed Olympic rings in Heathrow Airport: The total cost of the London Olympics, including the cost of security, could end up being about $37.5 billion.

London's wildly over-budget Olympics: By the numbers

The Summer Games are still a month away, but the city has already exceeded its budget by 101 percent — and counting

London Olympics : Fact Sheet
The newly constructed McDonald's at Olympic Park in East London features 20 cashier lines and is expected to serve 14,000 diners a day.

The London Olympics' monstrous, record-setting McDonald's: By the numbers

Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and millions of spectators will soon be able to dine at London's new 32,000-square-foot McDonald's, the world's largest

London Olympics : Forecast
The third place photo-finish of the women's 100-meter final shows Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh (foreground) in a dead heat for the last spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

The incredible tie in the 100 m race at the U.S. Olympic trial: What happens next?

Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh both crossed the finish line in 11.068 seconds — but even high-tech cameras can't pinpoint a winner, and the solution is controversial

Penn State Scandal : The List
Jerry Sandusky leaves court in handcuffs after being convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse on June 22.

The Sandusky verdict: 6 lessons

Disgraced Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is now in jail, probably for life. What can this case teach us about thwarting other child predators?

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