Ledecky, Adrian win at U.S. nationals first day
Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian and Mallory Comerford qualified for the American world championship team Tuesday night, with each claiming first place at their events in the first day of competition at the U.S. National Championships.
Stanford's Ledecky wins Honda Cup
Just when you thought Katie Ledecky couldn't get any more decorated, the Stanford swimmer wins the Honda Cup as the collegiate woman athlete of the year.
30 for 30 podcasts: Dan versus Dave
Before the 1992 Summer Olympics, TV viewers were led to believe that American decathletes Dan O'Brien and Dave Johnson would both be the talk of the Games. Until it wasn't. Twenty-five years later, we revisit the hype, how the campaign went bust and O'Brien's path to redemption.
Bolt curious who'll fill shoes as world's fastest
As eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt heads into retirement, he's "definitely excited" to see who will take his place as the world's fastest man.
Usain Bolt is running out the clock
In his final summer of competition, what is left to chase for the world’s fastest man?
Bolt hails Coe's crackdown on doping.
Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes Seb Coe is taking the sport in the right direction by trying to remove corruption from the sport.
Tour de France: U.S. cyclist Taylor Phinney's 'final frontier of my own unknown'
Come July, Taylor Phinney will make his Tour de France debut with Cannondale-Drapac. A near career-ending crash in 2014 and multiple injuries this year couldn't deter the three-time Olympian. But he knows this race will be the ultimate challenge.
The Importance of Title IX: Flo-Jo's Impact.
In 1988, Florence Griffith Joyner became the fastest person in the world winning three gold medals at the Seoul Olympics. Journalist Christine Brennan discusses the kind of brand Flo-Jo brought with her running.
Title IX 45th Anniversary Vignette: Gail Devers.
Gail Devers may have been the best hurdler of her time while also battling Graves' Disease. Journalist Christine Brennan gives insight to the adversities Devers faced and how she overcame her obstacles.
Junior boxing phenom has her sights set on 2020 Olympics
Alexis Lavarine began tagging along with her dad on workouts shortly after she took her first steps. By age 3, she was trying to match his steps as he ran up and down bleachers. Now 14, Lavarine already boasts six national and three world boxing titles.
Michael Phelps swims with sharks, son in safer waters
Swimming legend Michael Phelps and his son, Boomer, are both testing new waters -- Phelps in the ocean and Boomer in the backyard pool.
Does Phelps have any shot at beating a shark in a race?
The SportsNation crew compares Michael Phelps racing a great white shark in its natural habitat to MMA fighter Conor McGregor boxing against Floyd Mayweather.
LeBron likes Olympics 3-on-3, no plans to play
With the Olympics adding 3-on-3 basketball as a medal event, LeBron James said the move is great for the game but he doesn't plan to participate. So which Cavalier would be best? JR Smith says Kyrie Irving would be an ideal fit.
Stewart, Hartley open to women's 3-on-3 in '20
Several WNBA players have expressed interest in the Olympics' new 3-on-3 format, slated for the Tokyo Games in 2020. The women are two-time champions in the 3-on-3 World Cup.
Carlesimo surprised by addition of 3-on-3 basketball to Olympics.
P.J. Carlesimo says as a basketball coach he's happy that the IOC had added 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Olympics.
Battle for the 2024 bid: How IOC's latest move affects Los Angeles, Paris
The IOC on Friday took another step toward simultaneously awarding two Summer Olympic bids, but it still plans to drag out the drama between Los Angeles and Paris regarding which of those cities will host first.
IOC pushes plan to award Games to L.A., Paris
The IOC has formally pushed a plan that makes it seem certain that the next two Summer Games in 2024 and 2028 will be awarded to Los Angeles or Paris.
Do you really still hate Ryan Lochte?
In consideration of fireworks, massages, Olympic gold, reality TV, marriage, fatherhood -- and that incident in Rio.
ESPN's ranking of the most famous athletes on the planet
Who are the world's most famous athletes? Using a formula that combines endorsements with social media following and Google search popularity, we've created the ESPN World Fame 100 rankings.
ESPN World Fame 100: Behind the numbers
Which sports are represented the most in our 2017 list? Which athletes earn the most endorsement money? We break down the numbers behind the World Fame 100.
ESPN World Fame Top 10: No. 7: Usain Bolt.
He is the fastest man on the planet ... and also one of the most famous in sports.
It's pretty crazy.
Danielle Scott reflects on her journey from "summer girl" on Sydney's Northern Beaches to aerial skier poised to represent Australia at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. (Footage courtesy Danielle Scott)
Olympics back in play for WCWS stars
For almost a decade, the Women's College World Series was the last grand stage for many NCAA softball stars. Now, with softball back in the Olympics, Kelly Barnhill, Delaney Spaulding, Ali Aguilar and more are looking ahead to Tokyo in 2020.
Ex-spy: NSA did mass surveillance at '02 Games
Former NSA official Thomas Drake says the NSA collected and stored virtually all electronic communications going into or out of the Salt Lake City area during the 2002 Winter Olympics, according to court documents.
Norman: Carrying Olympic torch my greatest honour.
Greg Norman looks back on carrying the Olympic torch in 2000 and his golfing career in Australia and the USA.
If not for concussions, I might not have found my true calling
Concussions forced Anik Demers to retire from competitive skiing in 2009. She still battles nausea, vertigo and depression, but stepping away from a hard-charging life has helped her discover a new passion for making women feel badass.
Simone Biles is the epitome of a competitor
How exactly does the elite gymnast spend her time off the mat? When she's not commanding a dance floor or floor exercise routine, she follows Tyga and Serena, among others.