Despite coming at the end of the fourth of July weekend when many families are traveling, the overnight TV ratings for the championship match hit 15.2. That's right, 15.2, making it the highest rated soccer match on U.S. TV of all time (men's or women's).
How could the Lakers have fallen so far? They are selling a tradition and heritage from the past that is largely irrelevant to younger players. San Antonio has been a dynasty in recent years, Miami preceded them.
As we celebrate July 4th and our nation's independence, it's appropriate to also connect that celebration to the utter mayhem of this past week's NBA free agency. Individual rights, and the pursuit of happiness and freedom are defining hallmarks of our country.
Rory McIlroy revealed on Instagram that he ruptured his anterior talofibular ligament, the major ankle stabilizing ligament, while playing soccer with friends over the weekend.
We San Francisco Giants fans have been so fortunate over the past five years with three World Series championships, a remarkable achievement. But the Oakland A's fans have faced frustration over the same five years because their team has just been unable to deliver in the playoffs.
When the Cincinnati Reds drafted Billy Hamilton with the 57th overall pick back in 2009, they projected him as a Major League prospect with elite speed. However, the team likely didn't realize that they drafted the next Rickey Henderson, at least on the basepaths.
On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.
After six months of heated buildup between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, it was an injured rib that ended up getting the better of the featherweight champion.
The Knicks are not simply a train wreck that can be burned and swept from the tracks. They are a complex machine that is driven by a stubborn old engine -- the Carmelo Anthony model -- which has not and never will work in conjunction with other parts.
NASCAR has urged its avid followers not to bring the Confederate flag to their races: "[W]e are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events." It will be interesting to see if the hardcore comply.
Let's give the girls a hand ... An exciting phenomenon is sweeping America: The most popular global sport is finally starting to win the attention of reluctant fans who suddenly can't get enough of our ladies on the pitch.
The NBA has always led the other leagues on best hiring practices both for people of color and women, and it has been the most progressive with all of its policies and impact on communities.