Austin Murphy

Austin Murphy

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Sept. 05, 2005


A French paper has joined the chorus of critics who say Lance Armstrong cheated his way to those Tour de France titles. Expect the Texan to weather the storm

Jan. 14, 2008

Two-Timing Tigers

In sending Ohio State to a second straight crushing defeat in the title game, marauding LSU became the first school to win the BCS twice

March 10, 2008

Smashing Success

Once known for her highlight-reel crashes, Lindsey Vonn started relying more on technique than breakneck speed and developed into a dominant force on the World Cup circuit

June 09, 2014

Unguarded Optimism

NHL coaches, based on advanced analytics and one gambling ex-goalie, are emptying their nets earlier and more often than ever before. The result: The craziest minutes in sports are even crazier

Aug. 28, 2006

Trying Times

As his team folds, Floyd Landis loses his father-in-law

Dec. 29, 2008

Buffalo Savior

In just his third season, Turner Gill turned a longtime doormat into a bowl-bound conference champion

Sept. 24, 2007

Ground Rule

With reenergized tailback Stafon Johnson showing the way, No. 1 USC ran all over Nebraska, boosting the Pac-10's claim that it's as tough as the SEC

Oct. 27, 2008

Coming Attractions

Every week brings a new showcase battle as the BCS race heats up. Next up is No. 3 Penn State, thinking title game if it can get by Ohio State at the Horseshoe. And after that...

Aug. 17, 2009


OF COURSE it's fun to focus on the amusement-park aspects of the Oregon offense: the trick plays with names like 71 Stogie Switch, the triple ...

May 23, 1994

Wendel Clark

Conn Smythe would have loved Wendel Clark. Smythe, one of the early patriarchs of the NHL and the fellow who built Toronto's Maple Leaf ...

Dec. 27, 2004

Surfing's Big Day

Perfect conditions off Oahu meant one thing: A rarely held competition was on

March 21, 2011


Smack dab in the middle of a long line of deeply tanned, deeply serious men: an oasis of mirth. Golfers on the practice tee at last month's ...

Feb. 09, 1995

2 Pavel Bure

FOR TWO games, the New York Rangers tamed the wind and held backthe tide. During Games 1 and 2 of the 1994 Stanley Cup finals, ...

Sept. 25, 1995


It wasn't a tantrum. It was a turning point. When San Francisco49er coach George Seifert yanked quarterback Steve Young duringa loss to the ...

Sept. 13, 2010

Force de Tour

French bicyclist Laurent Fignon had the legs to match his quick temper

Feb. 27, 2006

What a Ride

So captivating were the triumphs of America's free-spirited snowboarders that even a showboating fall costing gold could not diminish their impact

Nov. 03, 2014


ALMOST HALFWAY through his first season at the helm of a team that hasn't won a playoff game in 20 years, Mike Pettine is 4--3 and a game ...

Aug. 01, 2011

First at Last

Australia's Cadel Evans, twice a runner-up in the Tour de France, finally won it with a blazing time trial