Perhaps the most glaring tell that Kobe isn't yet Kobe came with just under five minutes left in the game. He was fouled and heard the whistle, yet did not attempt to bring his hands through for his trademark move to draw a shooting foul.
Cano and Jay-Z should have known that accepting less, perhaps a 7-year deal worth $180 million would in the long run earn Cano more money.
It's worth pausing and imagining a national Tea Party movement that was as tough on banks, and corporate excess as it is on food stamps. Our liberty and prosperity are as much affected by the power of large corporations as they are by large governments.
Jubilation for the Mets actually spending money aside, if the team's offseason focus was to add a two-win player, they should have instead coveted Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock.
What began as a planetary physicist's chance encounters with skaters at the park is turning into a full-fledged science outreach program.
A week has done wonders for the outlook of Tottenham Hotspur supporters. After the 6-0 disaster at the Etihad, Spurs responded by taking seven out of a possible nine points.
After a flurry of expensive free agent signings the Yankees have upgraded modestly in center, and significantly behind the plate, but they have gotten much worse at second base and have done nothing about big holes at shortstop and third base.
Today, NHL bigwigs publicly downplay the importance of fighting while privately believing it's their biggest marketing draw. But is allowing fighting shortsighted when it comes to the long-term growth of the sport?
We all have that one golfing buddy who can't seem to hit a single straight shot and always requires a baker's dozen worth of mulligans. But thanks to a recent ruling by a New Jersey Superior Court judge, only the golfer hitting the ball is responsible for yelling "fore!" for errant shots.
Nelson Mandela, who brought together a country torn by years of racial strife and resentment, believed that sports had the power to change the world. He believed that sports can promote peace and human harmony by appealing to the wellsprings of respect and love in the human soul.
This kind of alpine atmospheric pea soup can disorient even the most confident of skiers. But this time I know I'll make it down in one piece because I'm skiing with an Olympian.
This is a glimpse of what the playoffs will look like, if these two teams meet again. With a win today, the Seattle Seahawks would've clinched the NFC West but the Forty-Niners had other plans.
"For a doctor to read a computer and tell me how hard I've been hit and to pull me out of a game... that won't sit well with a lot of players."
Two years of planning. One year of training. In June, a group of African-Americans set out to climb the highest peak in North America. Less than a thousand feet from the top of 20,320 summit of Mt. McKinley (also known as Denali), the expedition had to turn around.
Time to put the final nail in the coffin of the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers season.
A recent book, The War on Football, challenges the increasing body of evidence that participation in organized tackle football all too often leads to chronic disability, fatal brain disease, and early death, particularly at the professional level. Indeed, the author contends that football is safer than bicycling, skiing and cheerleading.
The question is interesting in that it wonderfully showcases the complete idiocy of "instant" replay rules. "Instant" replays ... aren't!