Sports : The List
The 130th Kentucky Derby: Roughly two dozen horses die at American racetracks every week.

The 'deadly' horse-racing industry: 4 disturbing revelations

Racetracks vowed to clean up their act after a Triple Crown tragedy four years ago. But 3,600 more horses have died thanks to reckless and criminal trainers

Sports : Essay
Satnam Singh Bhamara (left) at age 14 in 2010: Satnam's mother is 6 feet 9 inches, and his father is over 7 feet tall.

Satnam Singh Bhamara: India's Yao Ming?

A gentle, 7-foot-2-inch farmer's son, says Mark Winegardner, may soon become the face of Indian basketball

Sports : Burning Question
In a proposed Olympic yoga competition, each yogi would have three minutes to do seven poses, and would be graded by a panel of judges on strength, flexibility, timing, and breathing.

Should yoga be an Olympic sport?

Super-flexible yogis raise eyebrows by arguing that their meditative, spiritual, and relaxing practice is the perfect vehicle for cutthroat global competition

Sports : Opinion Brief
After Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks snapped a seven-game winning streak with a loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday, ESPN's mobile website employed a racial slur to describe the game.

ESPN's 'racist' Jeremy Lin headline: Did the writer deserve to be fired?

The worldwide leader in sports cans the editor responsible for a controversial headline, even as he claims that it was all an "honest mistake"

Sports : Slideshow
Jeremy Lin and 7 other surprising sports sensations

Jeremy Lin and 6 other surprise sports sensations

The Harvard-educated star of the 2012 NBA season is hardly the first great talent to fly under the sporting world's radar

Sports : By the numbers
New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin has appeared on eight consecutive front or back covers of the New York Post, typically with a punny headline like "Lincredible!"

The Jeremy Lin phenomenon: 'Linsanity' by the numbers

After leading the Knicks to their seventh straight victory, the 23-year-old, Harvard-educated sensation's name alone is worth $14 million — and counting

Sports : Burning Question
The New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin is the NBA's surprise all-star after a string of impressive games that have critics comparing him to quarterback Tim Tebow.

Jeremy Lin: The NBA's Tim Tebow?

"Linsanity" is in full flame, earning the overtly Christian point guard direct comparisons to a certain Denver quarterback. Is the parallel warranted?

Sports : Opinion Brief
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, still stained by the dogfighting scandal in his past, tops Forbes' list of America's most disliked athletes.

Is America right to still hate Michael Vick?

According to an annual Forbes list of the country's most hated athletes, Americans still aren't ready to forgive the QB for his dogfighting scandal

Sports : Photos
Sports' best sibling rivalries: A slideshow

Sports' best sibling rivalries: A slideshow

When family ties are tested in front of millions of fans, it makes for a really good show

Sports : By the numbers
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open and earning his fifth Grand Slam title.

The 'epic' six-hour Australian Open final: By the numbers

Novak Djokovic outlasted Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open in the longest men's tennis final ever. Here's a stats-based look at the battle

Sports : The List
As part of NBC's Super Bowl push, Jimmy Fallon is leaving his New York studio to film his late night show live from Indianapolis.

4 ways NBC is ruthlessly 'milking' the Super Bowl

NBC Universal is pulling out all the stops — transplanting Jimmy Fallon to Indianapolis, forcing the Golf Channel to air tie-ins, and just generally obsessing

Sports : Slideshow
Record-breaking solo teen sailors: A visual timeline

Record-breaking solo teen sailors: A visual timeline 

7 teenagers who have braved storms, pirates, and severe loneliness to earn a rare nautical distinction

Sports : Essay
In 1961, speed car driver Phil Hill became the first American to become the Grand Prix champion.

Death or victory at the Grand Prix

With one race left, says Michael Cannell, American Phil Hill had a shot to be the Grand Prix champion of 1961

Sports : Opinion Brief
Albert Pujols, a sure bet for baseball's Hall of Fame, will be 42 by the time his 10-year, $255-million contract with the Los Angeles Angels ends in 2021.

Albert Pujols' quarter-billion-dollar deal: 'Disaster' for the Angels?

The aging slugger shocks the baseball world by ditching the Cardinals in favor of a 10-year, $255-million contract with Los Angeles. Did the Angels overpay?

Sports : Winners and Losers
LeBron James dunks the ball during a charity game: With the NBA lockout over, LeBron's Miami Heat will open their season with a Christmas Day game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The NBA lockout ends: Winners and losers

Basketball will be back on Christmas Day, thanks to a new labor deal between the league's owners and players. Who benefits the most?

Sports : Opinion Brief
Coach Mike Krzyzewski after Duke's Atlantic Coast Conference championship win last season: Coach K became the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history this week.

Mike Krzyzewski: Greatest basketball coach ever?

Duke's Coach K chalks up his 903rd win, setting a Division I college hoops record. Is he now in a league of his own?

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