A Yale biologist has managed to prove that players like Nate Robinson are "on fire" for a reason. But do actual sports teams really care about the phenomenon of heating up for a few games? The MLB and the NHL would say no — and so would Derrick Rose.
Though the N.C.A.A. remains immensely popular, its older brother has recently lost ground to the 20-year-old MLS. Yes. soccer. The inevitable New York Times trend piece almost writes itself.
After a grueling 113-day work stoppage, and a marathon 16-hour negotiating session with a federal mediator, the NHL and the NHL Player's Association tentatively agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement around 5 a.m. ET Sunday morning.
League officials cancelled a new slate of games today and have, essentially, set an unofficial drop-dead date for the lockout talks. If a deal isn't reached by Jan. 14, there won't be hockey this season — period.
We knew the NHL lockout was horrible and stupid and making everyone really mad, but we didn't know it was this bad and horrible and making everyone this mad.
A federal mediator was removed from working on solving the NHL and the player association's many issues only two hours after being appointed to the job after hockey fans found his Twitter feed and discovered he was a fan of a particularly vulgar hashtag.
You might only be vaguely aware of it, especially on this weekend full of football, but the NHL is still locked out and there is no sign of an end. We're thankful for this, and we'll tell you why.
The NHL benefitted from a big move, Adobe got artsy and Vevo listened to fans all in this week's power rankings.
Today we learned that the the New York Islanders will soon call the Barclays Center home. Some think the NHL team's move from Long Island to Brooklyn is strange. But, as one commenter points out, the Islanders' new home stays true to the team's name.
After 55 years without a professional sports franchise, the borough of Brooklyn just landed two in one month, as the NHL's New York Islanders have decided to move into the brand new Barclays Center, the current home of the former New Jersey Nets.
With the NHL's lockout dragging on for months and little movement from either side, fans are starting to lose it. Since the NHL knew they were losing the publicity battle, they got GOP strategist Frank Luntz to help win back fans and get leverage in the negotiations.
People are still talking about Manchester City's improbably EPL title, Donovan McNabb has lost weight, corrected his form, and wants one more shot, and David Stern acknowledges flopping is marring the NBA playoffs
Pat Summitt calls it a career, Larry Brown prepares to unretire once more, and the NHL playoffs are getting chippier by the night.
The kickoff may be going to the way of leather helmets, hockey players are making up lost fighting time this postseason, and Bobby Valentine is working his divisive magic in Boston.
Today in sports: Reebok can't sell those Tim Tebow Jets jerseys, Bill Parcells is increasingly intrigued by the prospect of coaching the New Orleans Saints, and a French-speaking head rolls in Montreal.
A nasty hockey brawl at Madison Square Garden won't do much to ease concerns about fighting in hockey, fed-up fans of the Golden State Warriors turn a celebration into an evening of lusty boos, and dissecting Peyton Manning's new contract.
Today in sports: Penn State's new football coach Bill O'Brien's contract is online in its entirety, why the return of gloomy Gus Carmelo Anthony might not spell the end of Linsanity, and hockey players have discovered yet another wildly dangerous tactic.
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