| Apr 19, 2015
| 9:34 PM
Sunday it became real, hitting home more than the Christmas Day return, the three other regular-season meetings.
Sunday, LeBron James was playing on. And the Miami Heat were home for the summer.
For all that came after July 11, including the vow...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The sports fan in me died Sept. 9, 1972. Forty two years later, it isn't difficult to make such an admission. The hard part is admitting the sports fan in me returned from the dead in the waning days of 2014.
Growing up in the 1960s as a fan of the...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Here's what you don't do amid the hubbub about the very real imbalance between the NBA's two conferences, with the West again pummeling the East this season: You don't realign.
Because in two years Kevin Durant could be back home in Washington,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Derrick Rose declined to address reporters Wednesday, presumably to save his voice for his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2029.
That's not the real reason. And perhaps that's not entirely fair. But Rose invited such ridicule by linking...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
In NBA playoff parlance, we call this a gift.
The beaten-up, struggling, Derrick-Rose-less Bulls get a first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, perhaps the dumbest team in the league.
The Bulls won three of the four games against the Nets...
| May 20, 2011
| 9:12 PM
We were waiting for the end of the world/Waiting for the end of the world/ Waiting for the end of the world/Dear Lord I sincerely hope you're coming/Cause you really started something.
There's nothing worse for a columnist than to...
| Aug 14, 2013
As the Johnny Manziel mini-series descends into the absurd — ESPN has deputized MIT's best and brightest to calculate the latest autograph tally — two names spring to mind: Ralph Sampson and Michael Vick.
By today's standards, they had it...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:59 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. — It was a quiet, nondescript moment deep in the pine trees at the end of a sunny practice round. It was a moment unspoiled by smartphones or smart alecks. It was the perfect Masters moment.
At a spot where fans could cross the 18th...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 5:24 PM
The O.J. Simpson case, which began to unfold 20 years ago this month, was a blip — a significant one, but a blip — in Barry Scheck's legal career. Scheck is now better known as co-founder of the Innocence Project, the not-for-profit...