The hallowed "Rules of Golf" will undergo a rare and controversial change, as the sport has placed a ban on "anchor putting," a tactic that has threatened to over take the game.
Today in sports: Joe Paterno's culpability in the Penn State sexual assault scandal, looking back at Magic Johnson's HIV announcement 20 years later, and a Wednesday deadline in the NBA labor talks.
Today in sports: College football's powers-that-be aren't afraid of the Obama White House, Roger Clemens comeback fever hits Puerto Rico, LSU fans are ashamed of their cartoon tiger.
The former captain of Pakistan's national cricket team was sentenced to 30 months in prison today, and two other teammates also received jail time for conspiring to fix international matches.
Today in sports: The Los Angeles Dodgers ownership mess is nearing a resolution, two Pakistani cricket players convicted for bribery, and Wolf Blitzer takes the credit (or blame) for Michael Jordan's last comeback.
Also in the day in sports: Tony La Russa exits the castle, why college football's "game of the century" is bound to disappoint, and Iran suspends two soccer players indefinitely for an "immoral" post-goal celebration.
After being one strike away from elimination in back-to-back innings, the St. Louis Cardinals twice rallied from two runs down to win an 11-inning classic and force Game 7 of the World Series.
Today in sports: Baseball's TV ratings topped the NFL last night, the NCAA is backing a proposal that would increase the value of athletic scholarships by $2,000, and the NBA lockout has already cost nearly 400 people their jobs.
Today in sports: Fox wins the television rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup, the University of Missouri is likely moving to the SEC, and the rise and fall of the football neck roll.
Today in sports: The iPad comes to the NFL locker room, the problem with the NFL's concussion policy, and a Red Sox pitcher says he only drank beer in the clubhouse to help the team.
Plus: The Oakland Raiders won't be for sale anytime soon
Plus: The Patriots gag order doesn't apply to talking about the gag order
Plus: Plasma replacement therapy is a miracle cure, except for the blinding pain
Plus: Missouri ponders staying in the Big 12; Grantland now available in print (and leather)
Plus: The Nebraska Huskers are getting set to invade Wisconsin
Plus: The NFL is going keep sending teams to London until the idea works
Plus: How European soccer spending got so out-of-control
Plus: An Italian basketball club wants Kobe Bryant, if only for a night
Italian newspaper says investigators have found a link between doctor and cyclist
Plus: Fox's fake newspaper quotes about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler lead to an apology
Also in sports: The Redskins owner decides suing weekly paper isn't helping his image
Plus: A new study says running backs and quarterbacks suffer the most serious concussions
Plus: President Obama's speech won't infringe on the NFL opener
Plus: Texas A&M's long, slow retreat from the Big 12 is only just beginning
The 19-year-old American tennis phenom lived up to his pouty reputation in a straight-set loss
Also in sports: Don't throw that home run ball back on the field, Nationals fans
Plus: Sports Illustrated makes a familiar request of the University of Miami
Also, the NCAA's all-time wins leading coach says she'll continue, despite dementia diagnosis
Plus: More tough news for the University of Miami
Plus: the Yankees will do what it takes to protect their brand
Plus: 57 years ago today, the first Sports Illustrated hit newsstands
Plus: The most curious quote from Mark Sanchez's GQ cover
Players are expected to approve a new collective bargaining agreement today
Huge strides made in the lockout between NFL owners and players, sort of
Terms of a new labor pact are in place, but there's still three days of paperwork before it is official
Abby Wambach again provides a key goal, as America heads to the final round this weekend
Punishment for football players selling memorabilia for tattoos
The NBA's labor Cold Warsomehow manages to be worse than advertised
The owners and players failed to reach a deal. The lockout could affect next season
We enjoyed it, although not as much as his New York Times editorials
Players are turning to internships, selling used cars, and substitute teaching
The news magazine pushed back hard today at the cyclist's lawsuit threat
He posted a brief Twitter message and video indicating the announcement
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