1. 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 over 4 years ago 129,781 reads 29 comments

  2. 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 over 4 years ago 45,363 reads 63 comments

  3. 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 over 4 years ago 3,513 reads 6 comments

  4. 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 over 4 years ago 14,770 reads 22 comments

  5. 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 over 4 years ago 18,845 reads 120 comments

  6. 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 over 4 years ago 15,179 reads 11 comments

  7. 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 over 4 years ago 150,929 reads 56 comments

  8. 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 over 4 years ago 100,410 reads 73 comments

  9. 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 over 4 years ago 11,515 reads 5 comments

  10. 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 over 4 years ago 77,541 reads 79 comments

  11. 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 over 4 years ago 7,287 reads 3 comments

  12. 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 over 4 years ago 102,304 reads 1 comments

  13. Steve Holcomb Drives USA to Historic Bobsled Medal at Winter Olympics

    The U.S. broke its 62-year Olympic medal drought in the two-man bobsled Monday by the blink of an eye. That description no doubt will sit well with driver Steve Holcomb, whose ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 16,983 reads 3 comments

  14. Sochi 2014: Dominant Dutch Speedskating Makes More History with Another Sweep

    From the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics , the Dutch speedskaters have been amazing, getting a pair of medal sweeps early on at the long-track oval...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 18,885 reads 7 comments

  15. U.S. Speedskaters Out of Excuses After Men Flop in Olympic 1,500 Meters

    So much for blaming the suits. The U.S. long-track speedskating team is out of alibis now that a change in uniforms for Saturday's men's 1,500-meter race failed to prevent another miserable American finish at the Olympics...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 12,384 reads 15 comments

  16. Sochi Olympics Fashion Ranges from Wacky Uniforms to Wardrobe Malfunction

    The Winter Olympics are the height of athletic achievement in the snow and on the ice. But sometimes the athletes' wardrobes eclipse the buzz over who won the gold...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 98,551 reads 1 comments

  17. Russia's Olympic Hockey Team Is Great, but U.S. Won't Need a Miracle to Win

    As the U.S. hockey team prepares to face Russia on Saturday it's impossible not to reflect back on the greatest game ever played between the two superpowers...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 34,316 reads 44 comments

  18. Evgeni Plushenko Makes a Painful Exit Amid Controversy at Sochi

    Throughout a dazzling career that's seen him win four Olympic medals, adoring crowds have often begged Evgeni Plushenko for encores...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 113,803 reads 28 comments

  19. Don't Shed Tears for Shani Davis Yet: Speedskating Star Eying 1,500-Meter Glory

    Yes, it would have been great to see Shani Davis make good on his bid for a three-peat in speedskating's 1,000 meters...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 7,774 reads 5 comments

  20. Dominant Dutch Speedskaters Continue Their Onslaught at Olympics

    Holland's domination at Sochi's long-track speedskating oval has reached a level that's as ridiculous as the crazy orange hats the Dutch fans wear...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 21,428 reads 8 comments

  21. Shaun White Facing His Biggest Snowboarding Test at 2014 Winter Olympics

    Shaun White 's time has arrived at Sochi, as his pursuit of becoming the first American to conquer the Olympic halfpipe at three consecutive Winter Olympics culminates Tuesday...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 41,158 reads 32 comments

  22. Yulia Lipnitskaya Skates into Pantheon of Young Superstars at Olympics

    Little Yulia Lipnitskaya will have commentators reaching for a thesaurus throughout the Winter Olympics in search of poetic superlatives...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 49,579 reads 27 comments

  23. Pressure Is on Early for Gracie Gold at 2014 Winter Olympics

    Realistically, Gracie Gold's youth and inexperience mean she won't be able to make good on her last name at an Olympics until four years from now, when South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Games...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 19,742 reads 7 comments

  24. Olympic Speedskating 2014: Claudia Pechstein Eyes Redemption After Drug Scandal

    When German speed skater Claudia Pechstein returns to the Olympics Sunday after being banned in 2010 she will carry with her a two-fold legacy, not all of it good...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 4,239 reads 0 comments

  25. Which Will Give Us the Most Thrills at 2014 Winter Olympics: Snow or Ice?

    Shaun White and Shani Davis are in pursuit of the same piece of history in Sochi: becoming the first American to win the same Winter Olympic event three consecutive times...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 4 years ago 2,615 reads 1 comments