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Why Judge Berman Threw Out Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ Suspension

Key excerpts from U.S. District Judge Richard Berman's 40-page opinion vacating the NFL’s four-game "Deflategate" suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The Spanish Dynasty (in Tennis) Is on the Rocks

There was a time, not very long ago, when Spain was giving the modern sports world a very 16th century feel. But Spain isn't want it used to be.

The Oddly Confident Rafael Nadal

In the run-up to the U.S. Open, Rafael Nadal has been pointedly confident about his expectations—a reminder that he is a 14-time major champion, despite his recent troubles, and could bully his way toward a 15th.

Maria Sharapova Withdraws From U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova announced Sunday afternoon that she had withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a right leg injury.

DraftKings Starts Fantasy Football Ad Binge

Fresh off a $300 million round of funding, fantasy-sports company DraftKings is launching a new ad campaign to gin up fan interest as the National Football League season gets underway.

Illinois Fires Coach Amid Player Mistreatment Allegations

Illini football coach was dismissed Tim Beckman on Friday, just one week before the start of the 2015 season.

Darryl Dawkins, NBA’s ‘Chocolate Thunder,’ Dies

Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Penn., coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. No cause of death was immediately announced; an autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

Auburn’s ‘Football’ Major: Why Do Players Love It?

At Auburn, athletic department officials lobbied to preserve public administration, a favored major among athletes. But what is it, and why were so many athletes interested in it?

On Your Mark, Get Set … For China’s Triathletes

Chinese property and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group is buying World Triathlon Corp. for $650 million.

As a Dallas Cowboys Fan, Jordan Spieth Feels the Heartache

For Dallas-born golfer Jordan Spieth, it’s been bleak times rooting for his hometown Cowboys.

Cris Carter and the Fall Guy

A recently unearthed video of Cris Carter telling NFL players that they should have a fall guy if they get in trouble shows the challenge the league has in changing its culture.

Good News for RG3: Things Can’t Get Much Worse

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion after being repeatedly knocked around the field by the Detroit Lions in a Thursday preaseason game.

Shaq: I Killed Off All of My Enemies

Asked during a trip to Asia why he doesn't miss playing, Shaquille O'Neal morphed into his "Shaq Fu" alter ego, saying he "killed off all of his enemies." He also said that young star Anthony Davis would have been too little for him...

Bank of England Analyzes Twitter, Discovers Minnesota Vikings

In an attempt to analyze whether Twitter can help predict a bank run, analysts at the Bank of England learned more than they bargained for about an NFL team.

By Coming Out, a Minor-Leaguer Makes Major History

In the future, it may seem ridiculous that the coming out of professional athletes was treated as a big event. But for now, it remains a groundbreaking story, the latest being Milwaukee Brewers prospect David Denson—the first active, openly gay player in affiliated professional baseball.

Jason Day Wins PGA Championship: Analysis

The Wall Street Journal Sports team provides analysis of the final round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

Top U.S. Gymnasts Seek Better Landing at Nationals

A rattling first day for America's top female gymnasts on their "road to Rio"-branded national championships has many people looking for redemption Saturday night.

Nick Kyrgios: When Trash Talk Crosses the Line

Nick Kyrgios is an undoubtedly talented tennis player and plays with a primal fearlessness. On the other hand, he also can come off like an undoubted jerk at times.

Tom Brady Sketch Renders Social Media Fodder

Tom Brady was the big talk on social media Wednesday, but it wasn't just because he was at the Deflategate hearing.

NBC Signs Six-Year Extension For Premier League Soccer

NBC Sports extended its agreement to carry England's Premier League soccer for an additional six years under a new deal announced Monday. The Comcast-owned sports unit will carry games for England's top league through the 2021-2022 season. Ahead of the 2013 season, NBC scored a three-year deal for roughly $250 million, which expires this season.

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