The U.S. Men's Gymnastics team ended an uneven trip to Rio with a handful of medals. But a combination of economic and cultural factors, and the rise of less-structured alternatives, have made the sport's future in the U.S. increasingly uncertain.

During his farewell season, Kobe Bryant was more candid than he's been throughout his career. Now that he's apparently entering the storytelling game with the Kobe Studios arm of Kobe Inc. What will that look like from a star whose image has often felt like one long commercial?

Tommy La Stella wants to play baseball for the Chicago Cubs, and only the Chicago Cubs, and that insistence means he's not presently playing anywhere at all. It's complicated.

A tee-ball odyssey, and a journey into expectation management, courtesy of the lowest rungs of youth sports.

The Orlando Summer League is the lowest-wattage of the NBA's three summer leagues, playing in front of an industry-only crowd in a city that mostly doesn't care. And yet, because it's basketball, it still works.

Tim Duncan was a tall gentleman who was staggeringly great at basketball. But what else was he?

Half a decade ago, the Hardy Boyz were a hot property for WWE. Today, they're working out their Cain and Abel complex in a bizarre, cinematic, totally goofy feud on TNA. It's a win, even if it doesn't sound like one.

Like the Thunder, the Orlando Magic once looked like a rising dynasty powered by a duo of young stars. Then one of the stars bolted, and things fell apart for more than a decade. The parallel might be too close for Thunder fans' comfort.

The Chicago Cubs sure seem like a team that could, maybe even should, win the World Series. They're also the Cubs. For those more accustomed to dealing with the latter than the former, it's all pretty complicated.

Moments after disappearing from the camera’s sight, Dirk picked up a trashcan found in the visitors’ hallway of Oracle Arena, and in a failed attempt to exorcise the burden of defeat that hung on his shoulders, hurled it against a sheetrock wall.