Chess Legend and Eccentric Bobby Fischer Dies - January 22, 2008 10:39 AM
Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer dies at the age of 64 in Iceland. His off-the-board antics often overshadowed his sporting prowess.
Clemens Continues to Deny Steroid Allegations - January 12, 2008 03:30 PM
As the date of his Congressional testimony approaches, Clemens ramps up efforts to clear his name in the media. But has the ordeal already jeopardized his future in the Hall of Fame?
Olympians Will Have Their Food Tested in Beijing - January 08, 2008 10:37 AM
China pledges to establish a “Food Safety Command Center” to look for toxins in meals at the 2008 Olympics, and ingredients will be traced using GPS. The organizers cite concerns about terrorism, but other sources say the danger is simply the local cuisine.
China Is Ready for the '08 Limelight - January 05, 2008 01:38 PM
A tiger economy and the host of this year’s Summer Games, China is on course for a historic twelve months. Beijing’s predicted economic and Olympic ascendancy may offer a lesson for America.
Report Depicts the Magnitude of Doping in Baseball - December 14, 2007 07:15 PM
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell releases the findings of a 20-month investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs; some commentators remain skeptical about the inquiry's methodology.
Dubai Counts Down to Famed International Horse Race - December 09, 2007 02:16 AM
As part of its bid to brand itself as the land of opulence, Dubai continues to market the World Cup race to equestrian enthusiasts the world over.
Marathon Weekend Ends in Triumph and Tragedy - November 07, 2007 03:38 PM
Over two days, the Big apple played host to the Olympic Trials and the New York City Marathon; the death of noted marathoner Ryan Shay, who collapsed in his bid to compete at Beijing, highlights the demands placed on each competitors’ endurance.
Rockies’ Historic Run Leads to First Ever World Series Appearance - October 18, 2007 08:16 PM
The unheralded Colorado Rockies play their way into the history books, with a late season winning streak that rivals some of baseball’s greatest.
Psychologists Tackle Fandom - October 09, 2007 08:50 PM
The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and on them ride the hopes and expectations of hundreds of thousands of fans; but what is it about human psychology that compels the sports devotee to cheer and jeer with the team?
Vick Pleads Guilty in Dog-Fighting Case - August 28, 2007 12:54 PM
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges related to an illegal dog-fighting venture.
Troubled Tour de France Ends in Contador Victory - July 30, 2007 10:30 PM
Discovery Channel team cyclist Alberto Contador is the youngest rider in a decade to win the Tour, marking the end of a scandal-ridden race that has raised questions about the state of cycling among organizers, riders, and fans.
Chinese Rockets to Combat Rain at Olympics - July 18, 2007 05:56 PM
Having claimed to bring rain to arid regions of China, Beijing’s Weather Modification Office is set to unleash cloud-busting ordnance to keep the 2008 Olympic Games dry.
Pharmacy Raids Reveal Pro Athletes Bought Steroids - May 15, 2007 05:03 PM
Recent pharmacy raids have embroiled John Rocker, David Bell, and Evander Holyfield in steroids scandal, forcing all of professional sports to confront their doping demons.
Study Finds Racial Bias in NBA Officiating - May 02, 2007 10:22 AM
A recent study of NBA players’ statistics suggests that referees call more fouls on players of a different race than themselves, prompting the NBA to issue a fierce refusal of these findings and raising the broader issue of racism in professional sports.
NBA Ref Suspended for Challenging Duncan to Fight - April 17, 2007 11:32 AM
Veteran NBA referee Joey Crawford was suspended indefinitely after an in-game altercation with San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan, highlighting an ongoing debate over how to deal with the egos of referees and players alike.