Our sport’s icons, those whose successful careers push them to the top of that recognition sphere, are shocking and disappointing us at a rapid pace these days.
Oscar Pistorius’ agent has canceled all future track races so the double-amputee Olympian can focus on the murder charge against him, underscoring the possibility the disabled sports icon might never again run competitively on his famous carbon fiber blades.
Several members of the wrestling team at Bergen Catholic in Wycoff, N.J. said they dreamed of one day making it to the Olympics.
Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton says she coped with depression and a troubled marriage by turning to a life of prostitution.
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma says he has no interest in returning as head coach of the United States national team for the 2016 Olympics.
At my professional peril, I confess to not only being proud of my five-borough birth, but also as a brushstroke in the larger, American mosaic.
The U.S. men’s basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory and its second straight Olympic championship.
The American women captured their fifth-consecutive Gold Medal at the Olympics by defeating France, 86-50.
With cheers of “USA, USA” hundreds packed the bleachers at Asphalt Green on the Upper East Side to welcome home Lia Neal, who just captured the bronze medal in the freestyle relay.
You have to love Usain Bolt. He is the fastest sprinter ever, and if his times don’t convince you he will tell you! Bolt is as tall on the track as off. And hopefully, the 25-year-old will continue to win and entertain.
Call them whatever you like, but the U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer team backed-up their perceived boastfulness by living up to expectations.
David Stern may push for a change in the future that would turn the Olympics into a competition for players who are 23 years old or under, keeping older players from getting hurt and might even make the games a bit more competitive.
The United States women’s soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan.
Overpowering and dominant in a way not seen since the 1992 Dream Team, the Americans are now two wins from a second straight Olympic gold medal. Argentina awaits.
Kobe Bryant silenced his critics and broke open a tight game with six 3-pointers in the second half Wednesday night as the Americans advanced to the semifinals of the London Games with a 119-86 victory.