Darryl Dawkins, a former NBA center best known for his backboard-shattering dunks and his colorful names for them, died Thursday in Pennsylvania, the Lehigh County coroner's office said. He was 58.
Sloane Stephens defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets Sunday, winning the Citi Open women's singles championship.
Tennis icon Serena Williams has taken her winning ways to a new level, scoring the cover of the latest issue of New York magazine.
Serena Williams, the women's No. 1 seed at Wimbledon 2015, continues to show why she's often referred to as the greatest women's player of all time.
In the end, the best team was too much for the best player.
Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Month after a torrid hitting stretch that broke the franchise home run record, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.
Floyd Mayweather befuddled Manny Pacquiao for 12 rounds Saturday night in Las Vegas, as the long-awaited "fight of the century" turned into a near-flawless technical exhibition by Mayweather that cemented his legacy as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of this generation.
On Saturday, May 2, in Las Vegas, two of the most respected and exciting boxers of the century — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao — will square off in what has billed as the "fight of the century."
The Washington Wizards rode the hot hand of Paul Pierce early, then held off a furious second-half rally to steal a 93-86 overtime road win from the Toronto Raptors in the opener of their first-round playoff series Saturday.
D.C.'s Lamont Peterson lost a 12-round majority decision to Danny Garcia on Saturday night in a nationally televised showdown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jerome Kersey, a former standout at NCAA Division II Longwood College who played for the Portland Trailblazers during most of his 17-year career in the NBA, died Feb. 18 at the age of 52.
Undefeated, 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather formally announced Friday the most anticipated boxing match of this generation. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, a welterweight world championship unification bout, will take place on Saturday, May 2, live on pay-per-view.
Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to break the color barrier in professional golf, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said. He was 92.
For yet another Super Bowl, the New England Patriots found themselves on the wrong end of a miraculous, late-game catch. But this time, they had an answer.
An incident involving the Patriots during the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts has overshadowed the lead up to the Super Bowl, prompting a furious public reaction and casting doubt on New England's season.