Wednesday's sports stories


DOJ charges man for allegedly distributing performance-enhancing drugs to Olympians

Photo: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Nate Rau
Jan 12, 2022 - Sports

CAA Icon: Nashville would back women's pro team

Illustration of the TN flag with a basketball at the center.
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Erin Doherty
Jan 12, 2022 - Sports

Yankees name Rachel Balkovec as 1st woman to manage minor league team

Hitting coach Rachel Balkovec of the Yankees looks on during the Florida Complex League (FCL) game between the FCL New York Yankees and FCL Detroit Tigers.
Hitting coach Rachel Balkovec looks on during the Florida Complex League (FCL) game between the FCL New York Yankees and FCL Detroit Tigers on July 9, 2021 at the Tigers Minor League Complex in Lakeland, FL. Photo: Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Jeff Tracy
Jan 12, 2022 - Sports

The story of trans Penn swimmer Lia Thomas

Picture of Lia Thomas wearing a one-piece swimsuit with a cap and holding a towel
Penn's Lia Thomas during a meet with Yale and Dartmouth on Saturday. Photo: Hunter Martin/Getty Images
Kendall Baker
Jan 12, 2022 - Sports

LeBron James: The ageless wonder

Kendall Baker
Jan 12, 2022 - Sports

Georgia fans buying championship apparel at record pace

A Georgia fan celebrates after the national championship
Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images
Justin Kaufmann
Jan 12, 2022 - Sports

How to fake it: Bears coaching choices

Football players
Jim Harbaugh scrambles during a game in 1990. Photo: Focus on Sport/Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Jan 12, 2022 - Sports

Djokovic admits travel papers "mistake" as Australia visa decision looms

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open at the Melbourne Park tennis centre in Melbourne on January 12
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open at the Melbourne Park tennis centre in Melbourne on Jan. 12. Photo: William West/AFP via Getty Images
Nick Halter
Jan 11, 2022 - Sports

Who could replace Mike Zimmer as Vikings head coach?

Byron Leftwich wears a headset during a game.
Byron Leftwich is a hot head coaching candidate. Photo: AP Photo/Don Montague
Alayna Alvarez
Jan 11, 2022 - News

Colorado ranks among top 6 states for sports betting

China makes a show of opening up the internet for the Olympics

The 5 olympic rings as chat boxes
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios
Kendall Baker
Updated Jan 11, 2022 - Sports

Georgia beats Alabama to win first national title in 41 years

Stetson Bennett (cigar in his mouth) got his storybook ending.
Stetson Bennett (left, with cigar) got his storybook ending. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images