1. Manny Pacquiao Knows He Must Prove He Still Has Killer Instinct vs. Tim Bradley

    A Manny Pacquiao highlight film easily could last hours, but perhaps the best moments of his career came during a 15-fight winning streak from 2005 to 2011...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 12,953 reads 102 comments

  2. Manny Pacquiao Is Fighting to Raise Spirits in Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

    Manny Pacquiao plans to take care of two things before he heads back to the Philippines to be with his wife Jinkee for the birth of their fifth child later this month. The first, of course, is to defeat Timothy Bradley Jr...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 17,121 reads 19 comments

  3. How the Masters Became the World's Greatest Golf Tournament

    With the approach of this year’s Masters, it’s once again time for Jim Nantz to whisper in our ears that we’re about to savor “a tradition unlike any other...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 25,592 reads 14 comments

  4. The Masters' Green Jacket Is as Historic as the Golfing Greats Who Wear It

    Although it looks like a garish garment that could have been purchased off the rack during a clearance sale, the green jacket that’s given to every Masters winner reigns as the ultimate symbol of golfing greatness...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 12,077 reads 1 comments

  5. Florida Again Meets Its Kryptonite as UConn Stuns Gators in 2014 Final Four

    As Florida took the court Saturday night there was a sense that the Gators had arrived in the Dallas area in Superman style—aloft and flying all on their own, no jet engines needed, capes fully extended...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 12,141 reads 5 comments

  6. Shabazz Napier Leads Iron-Willed UConn Past Michigan State and into Final Four

    Seven is supposed to be a lucky number, and 13 is supposed to be the unluckiest one of all. But Connecticut is the first ever No...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 16,407 reads 17 comments

  7. Florida Kicks Elite Eight Jinx and Heads for Final Four on a Roll

    The Florida Gators had one gigantic question hovering over them Saturday as they sought the Final Four berth that has been so elusive for their four starting seniors...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 22,775 reads 36 comments

  8. Michigan State Shows It Can Weather Any Punch in Sweet 16 Slugfest vs. Virginia

    It was fitting that the defensive showdown between Michigan State and Virginia took place at Madison Square Garden...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 5,530 reads 6 comments

  9. Why the Dayton Flyers Are the Cinderella Team of This NCAA Tournament

    To be anointed the Cinderella team of the NCAA tournament, it's not enough to simply be a victorious band of hoopsters who have a double-digit seed next to their name in the bracket...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 19,453 reads 34 comments

  10. Steve Alford Silences Critics, Has UCLA Humming and in the Sweet 16

    Stephen F. Austin had a great run this season, but it was no match Sunday night for the UCLA team coached by Stephen T. Alford...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 8,534 reads 12 comments

  11. Syracuse's Late-Season Collapse Complete After Upset Loss to Dayton

    Syracuse long has been famous for its 2-3 zone defense. But it was banished from the NCAA tournament Saturday night because of an 0-of-10 offense...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 6,659 reads 37 comments

  12. Duke's Stunning Upset to Mercer Shows Jabari Parker Isn't Invincible

    Top-three draft pick. NBA All-Star. Contender for MVP. All of that and plenty more seems fairly assured for Jabari Parker as a pro...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 11,302 reads 84 comments

  13. Rick Pitino's Anger at Selection Committee Justified After Thriller vs Manhattan

    When Rick Pitino went off this week about what a rotten deal Louisville was dealt with its opening matchup in the NCAA tournament, as reported by The Associated Press ( via ESPN...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 16,693 reads 18 comments

  14. Is the NCAA Tournament Really a Bad Thing for the US Economy?

    Most employees have an annual performance review in which the bosses grade their work. But this week is when that judgmental process should get flipped, giving the people a chance to rate those who are calling the shots...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 129,781 reads 29 comments

  15. 2014 NCAA Tournament Has All the Ingredients to Be One of the Best Ever

    What's your favorite NCAA tournament in recent memory? Florida's repeat championship seasons of 2006-07? Kansas needing overtime to claim the 2008 Final Four? How about the 2009 ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 45,363 reads 63 comments

  16. Big East Basketball Seeks to Rise from the Ashes and Reclaim Its Prestige

    If you're a college hoops junkie, don't you have to be rooting for the Big East this year? Yes, by Madison Square Garden standards, the Big East tournament is woefully short on marquee teams...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 3,513 reads 6 comments

  17. Patrick Reed Channels Tiger Woods to Take 2014 WGC-Cadillac Title

    The golfing world is long accustomed to seeing a man dressed in red and black take charge on the final day of a PGA Tour event and stride off the 18th green with a record-setting victory...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 14,770 reads 22 comments

  18. Florida Completes SEC Dominance, Shows Kentucky Is Nowhere Near Elite

    John Calipari got his wish on Saturday, the one about hoping "the light goes on" for his Kentucky team. But unfortunately for the Wildcats, that glow was the beacon of an oncoming locomotive known as the Florida Gators...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 18,845 reads 120 comments

  19. Rory McIlroy's Comeback on Hold After Final-Round Collapse at 2014 Honda Classic

    The Honda Classic is where most golfers begin their road to Augusta and the Masters in earnest, and it looked as if Rory McIlroy was in cruise control as Sunday's fourth round began...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 15,179 reads 11 comments

  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Win Transforms 2014 Daytona 500 from Disaster to Delight

    This is why real NASCAR fans don't bail out on the Daytona 500 just because there are tornado warnings and there's a record rain delay...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 150,929 reads 56 comments

  21. Inside the Final Medal Count at the 2014 Winter Olympics

    As the curtain comes down in Sochi without the 2014 Winter Olympics delivering an indelible signature moment, several teams are entitled to walk away feeling they turned in the top performance...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 100,410 reads 73 comments

  22. Slalom Gold Cements Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin as America's Darling in Sochi

    Mikaela Shiffrin won Alpine skiing gold in grand style Friday, averting near-disaster in the slalom with a clutch recovery one would never expect from an 18-year-old...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 11,515 reads 5 comments

  23. Revenge on America's Mind in 2014 Olympic Men's Hockey Showdown with Canada

    It's tough for an American to get angry at a Canadian, much less feel full-blown contempt. But that will change on Friday, when the U.S...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 5 years ago 77,541 reads 79 comments

  24. Lauryn Williams Just Misses on Making Olympic History in Bobsled

    Lauryn Williams wrapped herself in an American flag within moments of exiting her bobsled Wednesday, and flashed a gold-medal smile even though she knew the medal of that color had just slipped away...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 7,287 reads 3 comments

  25. Mikaela Shiffrin Fifth Amid Tough Conditions in Olympic Debut

    Mikaela Shiffrin survived an Olympic debut plagued by fog, rain and heavy snow on Tuesday, but America's teen skiing sensation left Sochi 's slopes with her future looking bright as ever...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about 4 years ago 102,304 reads 1 comments