National League wildcard game: San Francisco has enjoyed postseason success by winning both the 2010 and 2012 World Series. After a long drought, Pittsburgh is back in the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been banned from his team in connection with child abuse charges for extreme corporal punishment. But, within limits, the practice is legal in all 50 states.
Ryder Cup 2014: Europe's team has lots of experience in international competition. The Americans, without Tiger Woods, aren't expected to win. But can their veteran captain, Tom Watson, help close the gap?
The NFL and other US sports leagues have a history of athletes acting badly. But with domestic abuse charges piling up against players like the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson, the NFL, especially, may be losing control of its carefully guarded image.