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Sarah Robb O'Hagan: Fitness Is Her Business

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:36:40 EDT

The president of fitness company Equinox Holdings on the rise of hardcore workout enthusiasts, how technology is changing health and the upside to losing your job (twice).

Ironman to Be Acquired by China's Dalian Wanda

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:18:16 EDT

Providence Equity Partners said it reached an agreement to sell the Ironman triathlon series of races to China’s Dalian Wanda Group for about $650 million plus the assumption of debt.

U.S. Track Team Makes Tiny Gain

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:21:52 EDT

LaShawn Merritt’s 10th career world championship medal ties Carl Lewis and helps lift America to fifth on the medal table in Beijing.

The Short Answer: Who's Winning Revenue in College Football?

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 23:54:32 EDT

The University of Texas Longhorns have retained the top revenue spot for eight seasons.

Carlos Correa Seeks to Avoid Hitting the Rookie Wall

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:19:23 EDT

Carlos Correa has been one of the driving forces behind Houston’s staying power atop the AL West, but he’s entered a phase in his season in which hot-hitting rookies tend to hit something of a wall.

Brooklyn’s Best and Worst Courts

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:05:45 EDT

Stu Woo tourned the borough’s 172 basketball courts. His verdict: About a third of the courts are in good shape. The rest have issues.

Women's Sports Win Over America

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:12:47 EDT

This summer’s feats in soccer, tennis and even ultimate fighting fire up new fans—and showcase 40 years of gains.

FIFA Chiefs Are Shown a Yellow Card

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:52:19 EDT

An internal investigation into world soccer governing body FIFA is forcing top executives and officials at the organization to disclose what they knew about potentially illegal behavior or risk facing expulsion from organization.

U.S. Track Team Trips and Stumbles At the Worlds

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:11:17 EDT

A lost shoe and clipped hurdles drop America to sixth place at the world track and field championships.

Bolt Wins 200 Meters, Then Gets Toppled by a Segway

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:41:23 EDT

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt cruised past American Justin Gatlin to win his 10th career gold at the world championships. After the race, a photographer on wheels collided with him.

Is Bolt Losing His Thunder?

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:07:10 EDT

Although Usain Bolt retained his title as the world’s fastest man on Sunday, his victory margin in the 100 meters has been steadily declining over the years.

Jimmy Connors Is at the U.S. Open to Help---Just Don't Call Him 'Coach'

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:01:18 EDT

Connors, a five-time Open champion who will turn 63 next week, is in Queens to help a friend, the struggling 21-year-old Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard. But he’s leaving town before the tournament begins.

Rafael Nadal's Struggles Can Be Traced to His Serve

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:16 EDT

Rafael Nadal enters next week’s U.S. Open as the No. 8 seed, his lowest in the tournament since 2005. The area of his game that his slipped the most: his serve.

CoCo Vandeweghe's Amped Up Exercise Routine

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:23:09 EDT

How the rising tennis star changed her workout to raise her game.

The NFL's Best Practice: No Wasted Time

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:21:07 EDT

An NFL team tackles the same problem facing every office: a solid time-management plan.

Baseball's Most Unfortunate Feat

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:12:10 EDT

Winning 20 games is an uncommon achievement these days in baseball. But the Philadelphia Phillies’ Aaron Harang has a shot at an even tougher feat: losing 20.

At Auburn, Athletics and Academics Collide

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:09:54 EDT

In big-time college football, star athletes have long gravitated toward so-called “football” majors. But at Auburn, this phenomenon went a step further: Documents show the school’s athletic department lobbied to save a major favored by athletes.

In Iran, a Women's Soccer Revolution

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:04:17 EDT

In a country where women are barred from attending soccer games, the sport is taking off at the youth level—in part because of the efforts of an Iranian-American.

A Racing Dynasty's Royal Residence

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:18:12 EDT

In rural Pennsylvania, IndyCar racer Marco Andretti lives on an estate once owned by father Michael Andretti and near his grandfather Mario Andretti

The Seduction of Jim Harbaugh

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:16:23 EDT

In his forthcoming book, John U. Bacon provides an inside look at how Michigan landed Jim Harbaugh as its coach—and how devoted the former Wolverine quarterback was to his alma mater all along.

Ashton Eaton Takes Gold, and World Record, in Decathlon

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:33:41 EDT

The U.S. decathlete bested his own world record by scoring 9,045 points at the world championships. But the American men botched a handoff in the 4x100 relay and were disqualified.

How Roger Federer Got Sneaky Good

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 03:31:39 EDT

Roger Federer used to dominate opponents with aces, winners, speed and a forehand that rarely missed. Although he can still overwhelm, he’s also having fun being a relentless, unpredictable pest.

Analysis of the Travers Stakes: Predicteform

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:55:26 EDT

Race analysis of the Travers Stakes by Predicteform.

MLB Players Say Division System Is Unfair---but Don't Want to Change It

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:01:12 EDT

The three best teams in the National League are all crammed into one division, meaning someone is going to be left out of the playoffs while inferior division winners advance. Is it fair? No. But players seem willing to accept it.

The Silly Season for NFL Silliness

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:56:47 EDT

The Jets will always have a claim on ridiculousness, but Deflategate has raised it to an art form, writes Jason Gay.

The LeBron James of Weightlifting

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:31:25 EDT

America has become a weakling in the world of weightlifting, but 15-year-old C.J. Cummings, a prodigy from South Carolina, could help spark a renaissance.

Baseball Fan Dies After Fall

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:38:35 EDT

Police say the man fell from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and the New York Yankees.

U.S. Olympians' Insurance Finally Qualifies

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:02:19 EDT

America’s Olympians now have officially qualifying health insurance, after the federal government and the U.S. Olympic Committee reached an agreement this week over the status of their coverage.

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Falters in the Travers

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:35:41 EDT

If Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had to lose a race this year, it’s fitting that it would happen at Saratoga, a track nicknamed the “Graveyard of Champions.”

How to Improve Your Tennis Footwork

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:27:34 EDT

The USTA’s head strength and conditioning coach suggests ways to stay spry on the court.

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