Jeff Passan

Passan: Russia's Wild deliver deep, dark truths in rant about Olympic corruption

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Buried somewhere inside of American-turned-Russian-turned-citizen of the world Vic Wild’s gonzo 19-minute napalming of the …

International Olympic Committee

Ester Ledecka becomes first ever to win gold in two different sports in same Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Ester Ledecka won gold in parallel giant slalom snowboarding Saturday afternoon, completing an unprecedented Olympics in …

Passan: The one person missing from Ledecka's historic Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Another course conquered, another field slayed, another gold medal cinched, Ester Ledecka wanted to memorialize the …

Martin Fourcade

Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Tally and Winners After Friday Night

Norway, Germany and Canada continued an intriguing gold-medal duel Friday, the second-to-last day of competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, while the United States added one medal to its total tally. <i>(Note: All days and times are Eastern.)</i><p>Norway won the early portion of …

Winter Olympics

Red Gerard’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

American teenage snowboarding phenom Red Gerard comes from a large, tight-knit family. Many of Red’s family members joined him in South Korea, and …

Extreme Sports

Passan: What Shani Davis really missed in not talking to media

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Let’s get this out of the way first: I don’t care that Shani Davis didn’t talk to the media following what almost …

Shani Davis

American-born Vic Wild fails to medal for Russia

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Vic Wild, the American-born alpine snowboarder who became a Russian citizen after nearly retiring because of a lack of …

Lindsey Vonn's touching tribute to her late grandfather

Lindsey Vonn dedicated her performance at the PyeongChang Olympics to her late grandfather, Don Kildow. And before she heads back to the United …

South Korea

Passan: Skiers get same tattoo then medals to match

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – With a few days to kill in Seoul before the Olympic men’s halfpipe skiing competition, David Wise cooked up an idea. He …

Mikaela Shiffrin

The Olympic halfpipe skier who couldn't do any tricks worked 18-20 hours a day doing random jobs to pay for her journey to the games

Elizabeth Swaney became one of the most famous halfpipe skiers in the Winter Olympics, despite being arguably one of the worst at the discipline.<p>Swaney is an American skier competing for Hungary who made the Olympics by gaming the system, satisfying a requirement for a number of top-30 finishes, …

Winter Olympics

Elizabeth Swaney's Dad Is Proud Of Her

Through hard work and a series of gaping loopholes, Elizabeth Swaney managed to qualify for the Hungarian Olympic ski team despite having little …

Shohei Ohtani to Make Angels Cactus League Debut vs. Brewers as Pitcher

Los Angeles Angels dual-threat sensation Shohei Ohtani is expected to make his first Spring Training start as a pitcher Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.<p>Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group passed along the update Thursday from Angels manager Mike Scioscia, who also noted …

Baseball

Americans win gold, silver in men's halfpipe skiing

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The sagging American medal table received a boost from the men’s halfpipe skiing team Thursday, as David Wise won gold and …

Halfpipe Skiing

In Downhill Finale, Lindsey Vonn Shows the Grit That's Made Her Golden

The tears came rolling down Lindsey Vonn's cheeks, though not quite so fast as Vonn roared through what almost certainly was her final Olympic downhill.<p>Vonn didn't get the happily-ever-after result she hoped for Wednesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but she did leave with a bronze medal to go with …

Winter Olympics

Is Elizabeth Swaney the worst Olympian? Actually, she might be the best

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Before the world knew her name and dissected her motivations and judged her and GIFed her and memed her, Elizabeth Swaney …

D-backs Continue Outfield Makeover in Deal with Rays, Yankees

The Yankees entered the offseason determined to stay under the luxury-tax threshold. The Rays, meanwhile, have appeared intent recently on cutting …

Baseball

Lindsey Vonn wins bronze downhill medal in final Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – American Lindsey Vonn won a bronze medal in the women’s downhill race Wednesday, capping a comeback from a pair of …

Skiing

The Rays are a disgrace to baseball

There’s a certain baseball team in Florida that’s had a really bad offseason. This team has a history of poor management, but this year they’ve sunk …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs: Is Arrieta prepared to hold out for a preferred contract?

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, a top MLB free agent is prepared to sit-out until mid-season to receive better contract offers. Could this …

Baseball

Gus Kenworthy happy NBC televised him kissing boyfriend

Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports<p>Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy failed to take home a medal in the freestyle event over the weekend, but his experience …

Gus Kenworthy

Maddie Bowman’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Maddie Bowman continuously thanks her family for her early years learning different sports. Maddie’s parents, Sue and Bill Bowman, skied …

Parenting

How a small ski club in Chicago produced three Olympians

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – You can see it from miles away. On top of a hill in Fox River Grove, Ill., about an hour northwest of Chicago, stands an …

Skiing

The market for Jake Arrieta appears to be shrinking

Odorizzi fills the spot in the Twins’ rotation they were looking to fill, in my view; Minnesota also signed Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez’ contract calls …

Jake Arrieta

Tim Lincecum Rumors: Pitcher Reportedly Has Guaranteed Contract Offer

Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum reportedly has a "guaranteed contract offer from a team that's <i>not</i> the [San Francisco] Giants," according to Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles.<p>A Lincecum comeback seems highly likely, as the pitcher worked out for teams last week, per Mark Feinsand of …

Baseball

Gus Kenworthy’s Olympic kiss was both normal and exceptional

The one-second kiss shows the power of being out and visible.As kisses go, it wasn’t much of one. It was more like a quick peck on the lips.When …

Gus Kenworthy

Why Gus Kenworthy kissing his boyfriend on NBC matters

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Had he known an NBC camera was trained on him, that the lot of the United States tuning into the PyeongChang Games was …

Gus Kenworthy

Passan: Inspiring story behind aerial skier Lillis and his Olympic uniform

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Mikey’s initials are still inside the collar of the suit. When Jon Lillis’ mom shipped it to him, the equipment handlers …

Eric Hosmer Deal Indicative of Insensible MLB Free Agent Market

It is undoubtedly good news for Eric Hosmer and his family and associates that he landed with the San Diego Padres late Saturday night for a price of …

Baseball

Report: Multiple teams interested in Rays' Dickerson, no trade in place

Corey Dickerson was an All-Star in 2017. He's no longer part of the Tampa Bay Rays' future.<p>The slugger was designated for assignment by the Rays on …

Baseball

Twins acquire Jake Odorizzi in trade with Rays

The Minnesota Twins may have missed out on Yu Darvish in free agency, but they have managed to upgrade their starting rotation this offseason.<p>The …

Baseball