For Mookie Betts’ Red Sox teammates, his beer service was fun. For the right fielder, it served as motivation to push him to be the best.
Most golfers would be considering retirement by now, but Lee Westwood is enjoying himself too much to say goodbye right now.
Dustin Johnson is one of the greatest golfers alive. But his life could’ve gone in a wildly different direction when he was a teenager. Recklessness and family issues led Johnson to make a terrible decision that resulted in his arrest. The incident nearly ruined his life, but he recovered from it and turned himself around. …
Muhammad Ali’s boxing career is filled with incredible matches, but Thrilla in Manila against Joe Frazier stands out as especially epic.
The soccer player was a global sensation, but Pelé isn’t his real name. Originally, his parents named him after a famous American inventor.
Breaking into the NFL can be a lifesaving transition for some athletes. It can also break a man. John Matuszak was a highly regarded prospect who turned into a solid player in the pros. But his demons undermined him throughout his career. And they eventually played a role in his early death. Matuszak’s passing shows …
You must achieve a lot to earn the nickname “The Franchise.” And the Denver Broncos’ Floyd Little did more than enough to live up to it.
Former American basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire is back in the NBA in a role few ever saw him pursuing: assistant coach.
Paul Hornung is one of the Packers’ first stars, but for everything football gave him, it also stripped away his humanity in his later years.
You can forget Chris Paul. But the noises around a bigger 76ers trade built around Ben Simmons won’t go away thanks to Daryl Morey.
Aaron Rodgers’ leadership has come into question over the years, but his expensive gifts have won over many of his Packers teammates.
Star driver Lewis Hamilton sped ahead of the competition yet again to win another Formula 1 title with Mercedes.
Travis Kelce did not have much acclaim when he entered the NFL. But he’s transformed into one of the best tight ends in the league.
Although Tom Brady is the GOAT, he began his football career as just another kid in northern California with a dream.
Given everything he’s done and his promising future in boxing, what is Errol Spence Jr.’s net worth right now?
Lamar Jackson was a revelation last season, but he’s struggled to follow up his MVP output. Why can’t the Ravens recreate last year’s magic?
Not all NFL teams would be motivated to use the first pick on Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence if only because they already have a star quarterback.
Among the many coaches involved in the FBI scandal was Sean Miller of the University of Arizona’s men’s basketball.
Coach Bill Belichick only spent a year with the Denver Broncos, but the season left a mark on the legendary strategist’s career.
Successful former Cowboys coach Tom Landry was fired amongst controversy. And it took him years to accept a franchise honor he deserved.
Michael Strahan’s transition between industries is so impressive. Even after all of his jobs, he has another he’d pursue if he quit TV.
A boxing match between Roy Jones Jr. and Mike Tyson would’ve been one of the year’s seminal sporting events in another era.
Athletic excellence is a generational touchstone in the Beckham family. Both of Odell Beckham Jr.’s parents played sports at a high level.
Latrell Sprewell had a nice NBA career, but his legacy for many fans involves the moment when he turned down $21 million.
Lionel Messi has weaved his way to the top of his sport, and is duly paid for his living legend talents, although that money can’t make up for his frustration with Barcelona’s performances. The same cannot be said for great female athletes. Carli Lloyd is a brilliant soccer player, but her salary would only pay …
Bronny James’ mistake on Instagram shows he’s still a teenager. But this didn’t stop LeBron James from giving his kid a glowing message.
Allen Iverson is beloved for his outspoken personality, but he also has a secret talent that he passed on to his daughter.
There’s a chance Bronny James becomes an NBA player. But first he needs to get into the starting lineup on his high school team.
Steve Nash has become the Brooklyn Nets’ new head coach. To the surprise of no one, Kevin Durant will be the centerpiece of the team.
Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic’s eating habits are much more similar to “normal” people than you may think.
Manny Machado has been a star his entire career, and the San Diego Padres paid him like one during the 2019 offseason.
Derek Jeter’s success in Miami could reshape his legacy. But this leads to an important question: Does he see himself as a Yankee or a Marlin?
Alex Morgan is a star of U.S. Soccer, but she’s recently announced a move overseas, citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has enough money for his family, but he teaches his kids the value of hard work by not giving them his fortune.
NBA referees showed they supported the NBA players’ protests with their own demonstration in the days following the death of Jacob Blake.
After a winning Bulls career, injuries pushed Toni Kukoc to retire from the NBA. Since then, he’s taken up a less taxing sport: golf.
Sports team owners often claim that success, especially a championship, will boost a city’s economy. But research shows this isn’t true.
NFL fans will always remember Jim Marshall for the “wrong-way run,” but his other achievements are much less embarrassing.
Donovan Mitchell made it clear that he’s a future superstar. But he refused to let his on-court skill distract from America’s issues.
The reaction to LeBron James’ decision was unlike any the sports world had seen in America. For soccer fans, though, it was just another day.
Chris Bosh is still grappling with the passing of Kobe Bryant. He believes the Black Mamba would’ve gone to Orlando for one reason.
Being one of the best NBA players hasn’t kept Paul George from facing playoff troubles. Can he play at his best when a title is on the line?
Patrick Mahomes named the best player across all sports. LeBron James is a reasonable choice, but there’s a lot of competition for the throne.
Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV and has thrived in part by leaning on the words of a childhood friend, Reggie Chastine, who died.
Roddy White was one of the few players to have Michael Vick’s back the whole time. White paid the price for showing support to the controversial Vick.
Coco Gauff’s parents, both with athletic careers of their own, noticed her talent at a young age. Now 16 years old, she’s proved them right.
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro has turned heads as a rookie. Clothes aren’t the only thing Herro bought with his first big paycheck.
Bulls fans rejoiced when head coach Jim Boylen was finally fired. His tenure in Chicago was filled with losses and locker room frustration.
Darryl Drake’s death drew tributes from the football community. And the Steelers, where Drake worked last, especially mourned his loss.
Despite Blake Griffin’s NBA stardom, he wasn’t the only family member with hoop dreams. His older brother Taylor Griffin also joined the NBA.
Given the level of resistance to diversity in the NFL, Mike Tomlin’s career with the Pittsburgh Steelers is miraculous.