All Tim Layden Stories
FOR THE Best U.S.track and field athletes, the Olympic trials are a delicate dance —an attempt tomake the national team without sacrificing ...
A small hill of tape, sticky and spent, grew at the big men'sfeet. Slowly, Miami center K.C. Jones and left guard AlanSymonette ripped and ...
Youth was served at the birthplace of the Games as 22-year-old Justin Gatlin prevailed in one of the swiftest 100-meter dashes in history
Four years after his electrifying Beijing double, Usain Bolt remains track's most thrilling performer and its economic engine—but can he win in ...
The season's first giant slalom was (finally) a face-off between two stars in top form
Coaches and players have found that there's big money in scalping tickets
At nationals, Jeremy Wariner & Co. showed how strong the U.S. is in the men's and women's quarter mile
Why Not Us?
If the past is any indication, a team that missed the playoffs in 2008 will make it to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. So who is this year's Arizona? Drew Brees's Saints lead the charge of the dark horses
Unshaken, Unbroken, Unbeaten
They'd already shown they could blow opponents out; now the Saints have proved they can win on grit and guts. That's why they're breaking free in the NFC
A Good Trip
AMERICAN PHAROAH ENDED YEARS OF WAITING FOR HIS HUMAN TEAMMATES WHEN HE WON A THRILLING KENTUCKY DERBY
Inside Olympic Sports
STRETCHING OUT U.S. 5000-meter king Bob Kennedy is eyeing longer distances Bob Kennedy has never been sentimental. As he developed ...
Hitting The Wall
The vista along the road race was breathtaking, but so were the conditions. Intense heat wiped out more than a third of the men's field, while a crash on a rain-slicked surface derailed the U.S.'s female medal hope
No Looking Back
The struggles of the Eagles and their star quarterback seem a million miles distant after their professional dismantling of the Vikings
Only the Strong Survive
As the physical play increases with the stakes, four bruising—and bruised—teams arrive for a showdown in Motown, determined to be the last men standing
A GUT-WRENCHING VICTORY
Senior writer Tim Layden reports on Bob Kempainen's courageousperformance at the U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trials lastSaturday ...
SO GOOD, SO YOUNG
THERE IS this little girl. Thirteen years ago, on a late autumn afternoon, she goes with her kindergarten classmates to the top of the bunny hill ...