Every four years, fans and the World Cup have a passionate and all-consuming love affair. But when it's over, it's over.
China is trying to build a golf program that can win the country Olympic gold. It's worked for China in diving and gymnastics, but this time—and this sport—just seem like a different story.
NMA's relentlessly weird and stupendously timely animations give an extra two dimensions to Twitter's non-stop goof session on sports. It can be funny, but it's not necessarily pretty.
We watch NBA basketball for the players, because the players are where the fun is. But in some rare cases, coaches are able to meld with their players in a way that enriches both. In Tom Thibodeau's case, it has created a team that functions as an extension of his manic, strange, and kind of awesome combination of will and anxiety.