Was Kyrie Irving’s leadership style a factor in the Boston Celtics’ struggles this season?
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A group of researchers figured out which NBA teams featured the most egotistical players, and then tracked their performances over the course of a season.
Toronto Raptors’ star Kawhi Leonard, who will likely be a free agent soon, is seen in a recent game. NBA salary caps make it difficult for the Raptors to attract elite players.
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The Toronto Raptors have the money to attract the NBA's top players. Here's why the league's salary caps makes that so difficult.
Elena Delle Donne competing for the U.S. team in Rio.
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni, during Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. D'Antoni successfully resisted calls to change his team’s offensive strategy after losing Game 1.
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Research has shown that the most successful basketball coaches resist pressure to make changes during games. Choosing not to make a move is sometimes also the right call for business leaders.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ defense has allowed only 33 points over its past four games.
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Does the Eagles' vaunted defense give them an edge? Cal State Northridge's sport psychology lab ran a regression analysis to test the popular adage.
NFL players from many teams have knelt or linked arms in protest during the playing of the national anthem.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam speaks during a news conference at the team’s practice facility in May 2014.
Since Michael Sam came out in 2014, no one in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL has done the same. Are the barriers to coming out still holding firm? Or are there signs that the tide could soon turn?
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry walks off the court after a game against the Denver Nuggets in February.
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To white Americans, the idea that skin color and toughness go hand-in-hand might seem odd. But in the black community, it's a big deal.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry flexes during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Many decry 'superteams' like the NBA's Golden State Warriors as bad for the sport. But psychology research shows that they also make us more likely to watch – and bask in the joy of seeing them fail.
Mourners ahead of the jenazah, an Islamic funeral prayer, at Muhammad Ali’s funeral.
Who are American Muslims? And what is their history?
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers.
In a scandal that has rocked the American sporting world, David Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was caught on tape excoriating his girlfriend for associating with black people…
The cases of Donald Sterling in the US and Dani Alves in Spain serve to emphasise that sport – and society – still has work to do to combat racism.
Two recent instances of sports-related racial abuse have seen athletes take strong, united stands against the scourge of racism. While the cases of Donald Sterling in the US and Dani Alves in Spain are…