Falcons, Patriots advance to Super Bowl LI

The Atlanta Falcons spent 25 years playing in the Georgia Dome, and they saved their best for last.

Barack Obama: A true president of sports

Today is Barack Obama’s final full day as president of the United States. His historic election in 2008 as the 44th and first African-American president of this country elicited pride and a sense of self-determination among countless people of color ...

Matt Ryan and the Falcons will fly past the Packers

If 33-year-old Aaron Rodgers has been Superman the past several months, lifting the Green Bay Packers to nine straight wins, the Atlanta Falcons 31-year-old quarterback Matt Ryan has been Batman all season.

As the season ends, it’s down to chips and bowls

It was the lowest output of scoring by any of the four winning teams Sunday. It was the lowest scoring game of the four played, but the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to pull off another postseason win to advance to ...

If it were a 24-minute game, Brooklyn would be OK

The end of the first quarter nears. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson gets a steal off a DeMar DeRozan turnover. He gets down court with a running dunk.

Melo is simply a diversion from Jackson’s flaws

Phil Jackson has patently established he is not the smartest guy in the room. The Knicks’ president is unquestionably intelligent, but by persistently channeling his inner Donald Trump, creating diversions in an attempt to deflect attention from the substantive issues ...

McNeal steps up for West Point

Playing Division I basketball is a daunting prospect, but that is only one piece of Janae McNeal’s life.

Brooklyn’s down to small victories, teachable moments

It’s been a hard, competitive month of basketball in terms of scheduling and the teams on their schedule for the Brooklyn Nets.

The Knicks have bigger issues than Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose will return to game action at Madison Square Garden tonight (Thursday) for the first time since his abrupt and brief exit from the Knicks on Monday. Ironically, he will face his former team, the Chicago Bulls.

Starr Andrews aims to shine on the ice

When a YouTube video posted when you were nine has received more than 44 million views, what’s next? For figure skater Starr Andrews, the answer is the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that begin Jan. 14 in Kansas City, Mo.

The road to the Super Bowl gets amped this weekend

The AFC and NFC postseason games get amped up this weekend—division games, the second round of competition on the road to the Super Bowl Feb. 5.

After a quick playoff exit, the Giants look towards next season

The New York Giants’ first playoff appearance in five years was short-lived. The Green Bay Packers dismissed the Giants by 38-13 at Lambeau Field last Sunday in what was the NFL’s marquee matchup on the opening weekend of the playoffs.

NBA ref report has merits, but not enough

Recently, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was quite vocal about his disapproval of the NBA’s Last Two Minute Report, which analyzes and critiques the calls and officiating of its referees.

Odell Beckham Jr. and the cult of celebrity

We are living in a culture of celebrity worship. In this culture, personalities such as Kim Kardashian are famous for being famous, and an egomaniacal, reality television star has ascended to the presidency of the United States.

The Jets’ season is done, so are six Jet coaches

Immediately after Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, a 30-10 win against a division rival on the last day of the regular season, Jets’ head coach Todd Bowles was asked about the future of his coaching staff, specifically offensive coordinator ...