The figure is staggering. Roger Goodell is paid pretty close to a million dollars a week, which would be $25,000 a day, $400 a minute, to run a sports league. Why does he make so much money? Here's a complete breakdown. More»
Rory McIlroy's big year was supposed to be 2013. Instead, he plunged from first all the way to sixth place, leading some to believe he was just another flameout. His whopping 63 in the first round of the 2014 Honda Classic might indicate that there's still hope. More»
Vitali Klitschko never could capture America's heart. Not even close. He was the opposite, really, an anti-heartthrob. Now, the Ukrainian boxer might start turning U.S. heads by his next move outside of the ring: A campaign for his homeland's highest office. More»
Bill Conlin, a former Philadelphia sportswriter, was honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame more than two years ago. Later that year, accusations of child molestation swirled around him and followed him to his grave. Now, it's time for the BBWAA to rescind its 2011 award. More»
Mild weather? A lack of snow? Sochi has nothing on our driveways in the United States. The medals and fame may be in Russia, but the endless snow storms here in America have created a new kind of Winter Olympics. More»
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett knew that a return to Boston as members of the Nets would be an emotional evening, and the night lived up to expectations. The fact that the basketball was uninteresting mattered little; this was about celebrating a city's favorite sons. More»
The gimmick with all lotteries is that they assault the imagination. Warren Buffett captured that neatly when he announced that he's backing a billion-dollar prize to anyone who can pick the winner in every game of this year's NCAA tournament. More»
The mutt is the foundation of great human sports drama. There are mutt people, mutt teams, entire mutt conferences. Hell, there are mutt countries when you watch the Olympics. The mutt is the ragged character or cast of characters who surprises everyone in the end. More»
LeGarrette Blount had been asked to change his running style, but it wasn't until he came to New England that he was forced to do so. The breakout moment came two weeks ago. The big man for hard yards role was dropped. He is now a big man for all kinds of yards. More»
The Patriots have suffered injuries to key players, they've watched reliable performers depart and they've even seen stars get arrested. None of it matters. Whether it's digging up an unknown or moving players to new positions, Bill Belichick's team always finds a way. More»
The last day I saw Andy Granatelli, I saw a man get hit by a truck and die; a race car driver crash into a concrete wall in a huge fireball; a 35-year-old veteran driver win his first Indy championship. All of these people were employed by Andy Granatelli. More»
One of the most important rules of sports is to never leave early. No matter how slim the odds, there's always a chance a massive comeback could be one of the most memorable things you've ever seen. In 2013, the Boston Bruins proved it. More»
$104,765. That was the price that was paid Thursday for Michael Jordan's 15-year-old shoes, by a yet-to-be-disclosed bidder. They were worn by The Man Himself in "the flu game," when he scored 38 points against the Jazz in the 1997 Finals. But still! More»
From Babe Ruth to Jacoby Ellsbury,the Boston-to-New York switch has been the most unsettling career movement in American sport. Think the novel, "1984," with the ever-changing wall posters. Think black replacing white. Think of upside-down. More»
Billed everywhere as another grand confrontation between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, the Pats-Broncos game turned into a mistake-filled thriller in which the bit players ultimately took charge. Who pushed all the right buttons? More»
Michael Jordan claims that his ultimate pickup team, with guys like Magic Johnson and Hakeem Olajuwon, couldn't be beaten. Sure, it's nice to have Hall of Famers on your side, but what's unthinkable talent going to do against Steve the Cult Deprogrammer? More»
With a core of players who were publicly humiliated a year ago, par-boiled 24 hours per day on every local talk show, added to a curious list of B-level free agents, a championship team somehow was built in Boston. Crazy stuff. It really happened. More»
A special delivery is headed for St. Louis: A competitive World Series has been packaged up sent your way. Tied at one game apiece, the Series is headed to Busch Stadium for the next three games. Enjoy it and send it back east for what should be an exciting conclusion. More»
Technology provided an extra circle of hell for Adam Wainwright. Done after five innings of throwing baseballs on Wednesday night, after what he saw as a sequence of personal embarrassments, he was able to watch all of those embarrassments all over again. More»
Shane Victorino's struggles in the ALCS had him doubting himself, as well as wondering whether he'd be dropped in the order. With one swing of the bat, he not only sent his team to the World Series, he cemented his place in Boston sporting history. More»
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