Playing Matchmaker
Forget the old approach of drafting two good quarterbacks. Grab a great one early and then a situational sub late
Short Reign?
New IM king Ryan Lochte is being tested by a knee injury, a young rival and the return of Michael Phelps
The Right Thing
If it's late July, contenders must be lining up to trade prospects for a stud starter. Risky? Yes—but it's smart too
Mad Money
Owners bemoan the massive deals for high picks, but a rookie wage scale might actually favor the players
The New Pac-10
In search of a fresh image, the expanding conference has begun rebranding itself as an innovative league
Dare to Dream
Twenty ballers descended on Vegas hoping to win a place at the world championships—and the Olympics
Round One
The league's rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk's deal portends a fight with a union that may be ready to tangle
Fast Times
After his win at the Brickyard, a rejuvenated Jamie McMurray looks ready to contend for a spot in the Chase
Bluegrass Battle
The rivalry between Louisville and Kentucky has been sizzling this summer, thanks to top prospect Quincy Miller
Once dubbed baseball's Perfect Knight, the greatest Cardinal of them all played his entire career with quiet brilliance and boundless good will. Today The Man remains a vibrant, vital part of baseball in St. Louis and a model of grace for the game
Jerry Tarkanian
For the iconic and rebellious Rebels coach who brought two decades of winning hoops and style to the desert—and for many other sports figures—life stays in Vegas
Orel Hershiser
Romance brought the Dodgers great to Las Vegas, and a card game very well may keep him there
Richard Steele
His 34-year career defined by a two-second call, the boxing ref is still fighting the good fight
Roy Firestone
Sports television's most compelling interviewer helped to show fans what makes athletes tick—and tear up. Now the sound bite has drowned him out, and that's a crying shame
Michelle Kwan
After a career highlighted by five world titles, the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history is moving in new circles as a diplomatic envoy for the State Department
Anthony Sandoval
America's best marathoner in 1980 lost his chance at Olympic gold because of the Moscow boycott, but he's done pretty well in the long run as a physician in his native New Mexico
Their Games Gone ...
Of the 466 members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic-team-that-wasn't, 219 never made another squad. Here's a look at the Olympic fortunes of some of the '80 track-and-field qualifiers
Jason McElwain
An autistic 17-year-old's astounding three-point shooting spree has inspired millions of YouTube viewers. Now 21, he's coaching kids and sharing his hoops love and knowledge