Sports : Analysis
The Heisman Trophy: Awarded annually to college football's best player.

Why Johnny Football shouldn't win the Heisman

It ought to take more than one captivating upset victory from a redshirt freshman to earn college football's top individual award

Sports : Sports
Jared Stevens is hoisted up after winning, in a matter of speaking, his first high school wrestling match.

WATCH: The young wrestler who let a boy with cerebral palsy win

Jared Stevens wanted to participate in a match, and his kind-hearted opponent helps him to victory

Sports : Analysis
Union dynamo Marvin Miller talks with New York Mets players on March 11, 1972.

Why we should applaud baseball's all-powerful players union

Without it, players might have little say in where they play or how much they get paid

Sports : Analysis
Evan Longoria wants to play his whole career in Tampa. The Miami Marlins have no idea what that's like.

How the Miami Marlins do everything wrong, and the Tampa Bay Rays do everything right

The Rays are perennial contenders. The Marlins are chronically dysfunctional

Sports : Analysis
Pittsburgh Penguins players support the National Hockey League Players' Association with jerseys emblazoned with the union logo.

Dissecting the massive costs of the NHL lockout

The players have lost some $400 million in income. The league is losing some $20 million per day. And no end to the labor dispute is in sight

Sports : Best Video
On Tuesday night, Jack Taylor shot... and shot... and shot — 108 times, to be exact.

WATCH: Video of the college basketball player who scored a mind-boggling 138 points in a single game

Eat your heart out, Kobe. Grinnell College's Jack Taylor jacked up 108 shots on Tuesday night

Sports : Essay
America's first pro football player, William "Pudge" Heffelfinger, is pictured in his Yale University portrait.

The roots of football

In the factory towns where pro football began, says Rich Cohen, violence was always part of the game

Sports : Analysis
Tony Beltran of Real Salt Lake heads the ball during a game against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Oct. 27 in Utah: A new study suggests that NFL players aren't the only athletes whose sport can alter the brain.

Do soccer players experience brain damage, too?

A new study finds that much like their counterparts in the NFL, soccer players who routinely head soccer balls could be harming their brains

Sports : The List
Phil Jackson has already had two coaching stints with the Lakers. Could he return for a third?

Mike Brown's firing: Who should the Lakers hire as their next head coach?

Phil Jackson, Mike D'Antoni, and Brian Shaw are all seen as possible replacements for the newly unemployed Mike Brown

Sports : Fact Sheet
Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia celebrates as she wins the Women's Division of the 42nd ING New York City Marathon in 2011: Critics say the Sandy-ravaged city ought to cancel this year's race.

3 reasons the New York City Marathon should be canceled

Mayor Bloomberg says the race must go on. But critics argue that it's ridiculous to worry about a sporting event while Hurricane Sandy's victims still need help

Sports : Instant Guide
Brandon Bivins, the coach and president of the Fort Lauderdale Hurricane football team — and alleged leader of the massive pee wee football gambling ring.

Busted: Florida's massive pee-wee football gambling ring

Nine men are arrested for allegedly exploiting young players for their own financial gain

Sports : Burning Question
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is an NBA champion. But can he win more than one?

The 2012-2013 NBA season begins: 7 burning questions

Will LeBron keep winning? Will the Nets thrive in Brooklyn? Will Kobe learn to share? Your guide to the "greatest basketball season in 20 years"

Sports : The List
Pablo Sandoval rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during Game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

How the underdog San Francisco Giants swept the World Series

The Detroit Tigers have the best pitcher and best hitter in baseball. The Giants have... wait, who do the Giants have again?

Sports : Analysis
David Stern has held his position as NBA commissioner for the past 28-plus years, but is set to step down in 2014.

Visionary or villain? 5 ways of looking at David Stern's NBA legacy

The polarizing commissioner pledges to step down on Feb. 1, 2014, leaving behind a complicated legacy

Sports : Instant Guide
The scrappy San Francisco Giants will play the underdogs to the slugger-stacked Detroit Tigers in this year's World Series.

Tigers vs. Giants: Everything you need to know about the World Series

Your guide to the 108th Fall Classic

Sports : Slideshow
10 disgraced athletes in history

The world's disgraced athletes: A visual history

After having his seven Tour de France wins erased, Lance Armstrong joins other elite athletes who have ignominiously stained their legacies

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