Tough. Fast. Athletic. Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher are leaving the NFL not just as greats, writes Don Banks, but as two players who changed the way teams now look for linebackers.
The old-school stats point to a No. 3 hitter who isn't doing his job. The new-school view sees one of the game's best hitters. Welcome to baseball's culture war, writes Paul Daugherty.
Dwight Howard has become one of the most vilified NBA players. So why hasn't Chris Paul, who has done many of the same things, received the same scrutiny? asks Ben Golliver.
Not even the Heat were happy with the quality of play in their dramatic opening win in the Eastern finals. The goal for Game 2 Friday will be to maintain the same result while taking greater pride in the journey.
Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal could face top-seeded Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals a year after they met to decide the title.