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Sports fans love to talk about records that will “never be broken.” Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Norm Van Brocklin’s 550 passing yards in one game, Wilt Chamberla...(full article)

In January, tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal tried out a souped-up version of the sport called Fast4. They played separate exhibitions in Australia under the new fo...(full article)

In the end, we did not get the Summer of Slam. Serena Williams going for the tennis Grand Slam, Jordan Spieth the golf Grand Slam, and American Pharaoh the Triple Crown of horse ...(full article)

In a throwback move at the champions’ dinner Sunday night, this year’s Wimbledon singles champions — Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic — danced together. Back in the day,...(full article)

In the summer of 2010, Novak Djokovic faced a crossroads. Long regarded as an up-and-comer, the charismatic young Serb, still just 23, seemed to be losing his upward trajectory. It...(full article)

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