Rather than ban home plate collisions outright, Major League Baseball and its players adopted a rule limiting them this season.
For athletes and spectators at Sochi, it's time to pack up. But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics.
History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming the NBA's first active openly gay player.
NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., won the Daytona 500 for the second time, a decade after his first victory in the "Great American Race."
Mike Moser had 21 points and a season-high five 3-pointers for Oregon in a 67-53 win against Washington State Sunday night.
Ruth Hamblin scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Oregon State roll to a 77-57 victory over Washington on Sunday.
Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrated 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang in South Korea.
Sidney Crosby skated in alone on Henrik Lundqvist, faking Sweden's goalie to the ice with a textbook-quality deke and sliding a perfect backhand into the net.
Duda Sanadze scored 15 points, including three free throws in the final 2.9 seconds, and the San Diego Toreros upset No. 25 Gonzaga 69-66 Saturday night, the first time the Bulldogs have lost consecutive games this season.
C.J. Wilcox had 23 points and Washington snapped a seven-game losing streak on the road with an 86-62 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.
Scott Baker woke up Saturday morning, arrived at the Seattle Mariners complex and felt just the same as he did the day before.
Spring training is a time to get in shape for the upcoming major league season, work on mechanics or maybe compete for a spot on the team.
Michael Sam needed no introduction. He provided one anyway, subtly spelling out his desire to be known simply as a football player whose sexuality isn't a national story.
Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory.
For organization, the Sochi Games deserve a solid 7 marks out of 10. Unless, of course, you had to shower in cold, brown water in an unfinished mountain hotel and griped about it to #SochiProblems on Twitter.