With all the speculation surrounding Tiger Woods' chances at the Masters this weekend, it's worth remembering: the odds he'll win a Masters tournament he enters are 1 in 3.25.
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Boston Celtics fans who remember the glory days of the 1980s are delighting in the news that Dennis Johnson, the team's star point guard and a key architect of its 1984 and '86 NBA Championships, will be joining teammates Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Book of Odds looks at fan habits at the ballgame, from the odds a man or women will attend a major league game, to the number of hot dogs sold during a season.
Everyone should love free throws; who doesn't love free stuff? There's nothing more gratifying than chowing down on free food, nothing more harmonious than free music—and yet nothing more frustrating than free throws in basketball.
When the news broke that an autistic teen named Alex Hermann had picked every game correctly through the first two rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, reports focused on the unlikelihood of the event.
The first two rounds of this year's NCAA men’s basketball tournament have featured a number of surprising upsets. But how unusual are these results really? What are the odds?
Most of the college basketball season is dwarfed in popularity by football; only in the third month does the competition hit overdrive and become a battle royale among tall men shooting an orange sphere.
March Madness kicks tonight, and within a few hours of the start of the NCAA Basketball Tournament millions of fans across America will be despairing over their already-ruined brackets.
March Madness, a joyful time for sports fans, generates even more joy for TV executives and the NCAA. CBS took in over $400 million from the 2009 tournament; the network is paying the NCAA $6 billion over 11 years for the broadcast rights, and rumors abound that the NCAA could opt out this summer in search of an even bigger deal with ESPN.
Pitching is so important in baseball that as the position players arrive at their Florida and Arizona stadiums this week for spring training, they'll find the pitchers and catchers already there, limbered up and ready to go.