The USA vs. France match in the Women’s World Cup Wednesday marks a clash between the old guard and one of the upstart nations that could reshape the game of women's soccer.
A-Rod had surgery on Monday. Derek Jeter just came back from a stint on the disabled list. Jeter and A-Rod are among several MLB stars who will miss Tuesday night's Midsummer Classic.
MLB Home Run Derby takes place Monday night in Phoenix. Four AL sluggers will face a quartet of NL bashers in the MLB Home Run Derby.
This year’s “Midsummer Classic” in Phoenix provides an opportunity to look back over the game’s history to gauge how much of a fan you are. Find out by taking this short quiz.
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has become the 28th major leaguer to reach the 3,000 hit plateau. Other former Yankees have reached the milestone, but Jeter is the first to do it as a member of the franchise. Test your knowledge of Jeter's career in pinstripes.
Slugger Barry Bonds was convicted on one of four perjury and obstruction charges, in connection with a probe of illegal steroid use. Ex-pitching ace Roger Clemens faces six charges – and may have a harder time avoiding conviction, experts say.
Roger Clemens’ s hopes of ever making the Hall of Fame may partly hinge on his current perjury trial. Prosecutors allege Clemens lied under oath before Congress by denying he ever used performance-enhancing drugs. See how much you know about Clemens by taking this test.
The Roger Clemens perjury trial will begin Wednesday. Legal experts suggest that his combative nature might not be well suited for the witness stand.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was born in the years following World War II and has become one of the most popular sports on the American cultural scene. Check out how much you know about NASCAR by taking our short quiz.
Michael Vick endorsed Nike at the start of his NFL career, then was dropped by the apparel maker after his dogfighting conviction. Now, Nike's newest spokesman is Michael Vick.
Bankruptcy filing by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt throws a curveball at Major League Baseball. But sports analysts say the move only delays the inevitable: MLB will find a new owner.
As the world’s oldest tennis tournament celebrates its 125th anniversary during the June 20-July 3 fortnight, determine how much you know about the last remaining grass-court Grand Slam event with this quiz.
NBA Draft 2011, which starts Thursday night, includes several talented international players. With more foreign players, the NBA is reaching an increasing global audience that is proving to be profitable, as well.
Venus Williams was challenged in the second round at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Kimiko Date-Krumm pushed Venus Williams to a third set before falling.
Venus Williams is getting a lot of flak for the self-designed jumper she wore during her decisive victory over Akgul Amanmuradova of Ukraine, but she deserves credit for being creative.
Caroline Wozniacki and the Williams sisters, along with a host of other contenders, are competing for Wimbledon championships this year. The top seed on the ladies side of the draw is Caroline Wozniacki.
Wimbledon celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. As the storied tennis tournament begins its two week run Monday, here’s a short quiz about the winners of the Wimbledon championship.
Rory McIlroy's impressive victory at the 2011 US Open shattered a dozen records. His dominance already has many comparing the young man from Northern Ireland to Tiger Woods.
Rory McIlroy set a new scoring mark after two rounds of the US Open. His 11-under-par score has Rory McIlroy as the leader at midway through the US Open.
Passions are high. Crowds are big. Alcohol is consumed. That can be the toxic mix that sparks rioting at or after big sporting events – a phenomenon that can feed on itself by drawing in those who are at first bystanders, experts say. The history of fans turning rabid is a long one, with a new chapter added Wednesday night in Vancouver, where street riots erupted toward the end of pro hockey’s Stanley Cup final. No deaths were reported, but more than 100 people were injured, according to the Toronto Sun. Here are five notable riots linked to sporting events through history.