By track and field standards, Justin Gatlin is an old, old, OLD guy, but somehow, he got his 35-year-old legs churning fast enough for 100 meters last weekend at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships to edge 21-year-old rising star Christian Coleman. More»
On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson shocked the world by biting the ear of his heavyweight opponent, Evander Holyfield. Twenty years after the infamous fight, I chatted with "Real Deal" to talk about that night, and the power of forgiveness. More»
The symptoms continue for Tiger Woods, once the envy of aspiring golfers everywhere. Now he is buried up to his Nike cap in the sand trap of life. Father's Day is this weekend, along with another U.S. Open, and this was their time of year. He misses Earl Woods. Badly. More»
The Cavaliers would love to come back from a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals and win back-to-back NBA titles this season. But they gave themselves a huge pass for years after June 19, 2016, when they ended decades of Cleveland sports misery. More»
Has the Seattle Seahawks locker room replaced Disneyland as "the happiest place on Earth," or did an ESPN article last week expose turmoil by suggesting Russell Wilson needs bodyguards to protect himself from his teammates? More»
Once again, talk has flared up about Notre Dame becoming a full football member of the ACC. It's not going to happen. The Fighting Irish have always valued their independence, and there's no need for that to change now. More»
I don't have a problem with LaVar Ball. Neither should you nor all of those folks wringing their hands over a guy who isn't exactly Daddy Dearest or somebody worse, such as Marv Marinovich, the scariest father ever of a pro athlete in waiting. More»
Unless the basketball gods lose their minds, we'll get yet another rematch of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. No matter how you feel about either team, it's a classic showdown. More»
Here is some advice for Washington star John Wall: If Dennis Shroder or anyone else asks you to be workout buddies in the offseason, just say no. I'm old school when it comes to this stuff, and it's better off if you maintain distance and focus. More»
On Friday, John Wall collected 42 of the smoothest points you'll ever see after he nailed clutch shots in bunches down the stretch against the Hawks, while Bradley Beal chipped in 31. Now, the Wizards are moving on -- with some magic. More»
After the Hawks lost on the road last week to the Wizards, Paul Millsap said his team faced an opponent playing MMA. That's when Washington's Markieff Morris wouldn't shut up. He's quieter now that Atlanta has evened things up. More»
The portrayal of Jackie Robinson during the 21st century is mostly wrong. He was famously gracious before, during and after he changed American society forever when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers -- but he also was wonderfully radical. More»
Since the start of March, the Cleveland Cavaliers have looked out of sorts, with injuries and inconsistent play making them appear vulnerable. The Cavs are still the Eastern Conference favorite, but they have a variety of issues to solve entering the playoffs. More»
UNC often looked clueless, and so did Gonzaga, along with the referees who had a love affair all night with their whistles. But North Carolina couldn't care less, not as a Team of Destiny that grabbed the school's sixth national championship with a 71-65 victory. More»
North Carolina will win the national championship Monday night vs. Gonzaga, and here's why: free throws, ankles, squeakers, Fab Five, dessert and The Scriptures. The Team of Destiny from the Carolinas is this one, not South Carolina. More»
South Carolina's surprise Final Four run is finished thanks to Gonzaga, which has combined towering giants with sharpshooting Nigel Williams-Goss to become a powerhouse, one that will think of itself as more than a fairy tale if it wins the title. More»
With South Carolina set for its first Final Four ever, you surely think you've heard everything possible about the different sides of coach Frank Martin. But as assistant coach Perry Clark helps explain, there's a lot more you might not know. More»
For the second time, the Raiders are going to leave their true home of Oakland. First it was Los Angeles, and after returning, the Raiders will soon pack their bags for Las Vegas, a change that should cause NFL fans to shake their heads. More»
While South Carolina prepared to shock Duke on Sunday in Greenville, protesters flew a massive Confederate flag from the back of a pickup truck next to the arena, marring the return of the NCAA tourney to the state. More»
Nothing made sense Friday night in Greenville, and Sunday doesn't make sense, either: After four decades of rarely tasting basketball success, South Carolina won its first NCAA Tournament game since 1973 and will face Duke with a Sweet 16 trip on the line. More»
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