Sports : Instant Guide
NBA Players Association leaders and athletes during a recent press conference: NBA players are filing an antitrust lawsuit against the league, claiming that the lockout is illegal.

Labor dispute: Will the entire NBA season be lost?

Pro basketball players reject the owners' latest offer, vow to sue the league, and seem to drive a final nail into this season's coffin

Sports : Opinion Brief
Joe Frazier, the sharecropper's son who became one of the 20th century's greatest boxers, died Monday after a long battle with cancer.

Remembering Joe Frazier

The former heavyweight champ who battled Muhammad Ali in an epic trilogy of fights dies at age 67. A roundup of tributes to Smokin' Joe

Sports : Best Video
Raymond Donaldson and Mary Martin never lost pace as they said their vows and exchanged rings at the 22 mile mark of the New York City marathon.

The couple who got married while running the New York City Marathon

Huffing and puffing at mile 22 of Sunday's 26.2-mile race, Mary Martin and Raymond Donaldson exchanged vows — without even breaking stride

Sports : By the numbers
Runners in the 2010 New York City Marathon cross the Verrazano Bridge between Staten Island and Brooklyn: Out of 140,000 applicants, only 60,000 were accepted into this year's race.

The New York City Marathon: By the numbers

When the world's largest marathon unfolds this Sunday, beautiful weather and a new course record are in the forecast

Sports : Instant Guide
The 2011 NCAA men's basketball champion, the University of Connecticut Huskies, celebrate their win over Butler: Under new NCAA regulations, the team's academic performance would have barred it from postseason play.

The NCAA's 'sweeping reform' of college sports

New standards for recruiting, player compensation, and academics are unveiled after years of corruption and exploitation allegations

Sports : The List
The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their dramatic win over the Texas Rangers in Game Six of the World Series on Thursday night.

Rangers-Cardinals Game 6: 'The greatest World Series game ever'?

Twice, the Texas Rangers were a single strike away from their first World Series title. And twice, they were denied by the never-say-die St. Louis Cardinals

Sports : Fact Sheet
Centenarian Fauja Singh may have impressed the world when he completed the Toronto marathon earlier this month, but Guinness World Records won't officially acknowledge his feat.

The 100-year-old marathoner snubbed by Guinness World Records

Centenarian Fauja Singh completes the Toronto marathon, but the record keepers say he doesn't have adequate proof of his wise, old age

Sports : The List
Fans wait to enter Busch Stadium in St. Louis prior to the World Series opener on Wednesday, which pits the hometown Cardinals against the Texas Rangers.

The 2011 World Series: 5 talking points

The St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers face off in Game 1 of the Fall Classic Wednesday night. Here's what you need to know

Sports : Opinion Brief
David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three-run homer in the top of the first inning of Sunday's homer-packed game with the Milwaukee Brewers: Some critics say the game's six homers actually deflated it of drama.

Are home runs making baseball too boring?

Sluggers smashed six longballs in the opening innings of Sunday's Cardinals-Brewers game, and while some fans cheered, others yawned

Sports : Burning Question
IndyCar drive Dan Wheldon pictured after his Indianapolis 500 win last May:  The 33-year-old died Sunday from injuries sustained in a horrific crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Dan Wheldon's death: Is IndyCar racing too dangerous?

The two-time Indy500 champion is killed in a massive crash at the IndyCar World Championship, raising new concerns about the sport's safety

Sports : Fact Sheet
Tony Parker, NBA basketball player with the San Antonio Spurs, will play with the French club ASVEL during the lockout.

The cost of the NBA lockout: By the numbers

A look at how much money will be lost now that the first two weeks of basketball season are officially canceled

Sports : Winners and Losers
LeBron James and the rest of the NBA's players will lose roughly $350 million thanks to the cancellation of the first two weeks of the NBA season.

The 'clueless' NBA lockout: Winners and losers

The first two weeks of the basketball season are scrapped after the league's players and owners fail to reach a new labor deal. Does anyone benefit?

Sports : Forecast
NBA Commissioner David Stern has already canceled the basketball preseason, and with a labor deal still out of reach, some regular season games could soon be scrapped, too.

Will the NBA season be canceled?

After crucial negotiations break down between the league's owners and players, hoops fans wonder how long they'll have to wait to boo LeBron James again

Sports : Slideshow
TK non-athletes on the cover of Sports Illustrated

12 non-athletes on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Brad Pitt, Ronald Reagan… Big Bird? The Moneyball actor joins a long list of celebrities who have landed the magazine's coveted cover shot

Sports : Photos
University of Maryland Terrapins rock their new jerseys.

College football's chic new uniforms: A slideshow

Fashion-conscious fans are alternately awed and outraged by the many teams sporting bold, attention-grabbing new looks this season

Sports : Analysis
Case McCoy of the University of Texas Longhorns: If college athletes were paid like the pros, says a new report, McCoy and his teammates would earn at least $500,000 each.

Why college athletes deserve six-figure salaries

While an award-winning journalist makes the case for paying student athletes, a new study calculates exactly how much they're worth

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