Chris Chase, USA TODAY

Chris Chase

USA TODAY

7, MD, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
Past:
  • FOX Sports
  • The Courier-Journal

Recent articles by Chris:

Anticipating the criticism of LeBron James

Here's the thing: None of the criticism is going to stick. → Read More

Dwane Casey and the 10 other best coaches to be fired

11 coaches who were fired despite great seasons. → Read More

The stories behind 15 unique nicknames in sports

You hear the names every day: So where do they come from? → Read More

6 of the most-asked sports questions, answered

Why does baseball have nine innings? → Read More

Why do so many golf fans hate Patrick Reed?

Chronicling the career of the most polarizing player in golf. → Read More

How the NBA's biggest stars fared in the NCAA tournament

Before they were NBA players, they were just college kids trying to win a championship. → Read More

How the NBA's biggest stars fared in the NCAA tournament

Before they were NBA players, they were just college kids trying to win a championship. → Read More

The 15 moments that have defined Serena Williams' career (so far)

She won her first match in 14 months on Thursday. → Read More

Why do we still care about Tiger Woods?

America loves its second acts. → Read More

13 sporting events to get you through the dog days of summer 2017

It's not just the MLB All-Star game anymore. → Read More

Justin Thomas' 63 is one of the great rounds in U.S. Open history ... but it's not the best

No one has ever gone lower than the 9-under shot by Thomas at Erin Hills. → Read More

Is this the greatest era in NBA history? (Maybe.) Here are the peak generations for every sport.

From the NBA to soccer - which eras reign supreme? → Read More

Shock! French Open in chaos after No. 1 Kerber becomes first top seed ever ousted in first round

A wide-open tournament just got wider and more open. → Read More

Serena Williams is out. Do the American women have any chance at the French Open?

When former French Open finalist Simona Halep was asked to identify the favorites for this year’s tournament, she said there were about 15 possible winners. But now that Halep herself is “50/50” to play the event with an injury and one of the dark-horse favorites, Laura Siegemund, tore her ACL this week on a freak clay-sliding injury, that number might be closer to 25 and could be as high as 40.… → Read More

Tennis used to be dominated by kids -- here's how Federer, Nadal and Djokovic changed that

Novak Djokovic turned 30 on Monday and subsequently made tennis, and old man, history. With Djokovic and world No. 1 Andy Murray both hitting the big 3-0 in the past few days, the ATP rankings now are topped by five men in their 30s, the first time that’s happened in the history of the sport. The current top five and their ages: Murray (30), Djokovic (30), Rafael Nadal (soon-to-be 31), Stan… → Read More

Washington D.C. might not be the worst sports town, but it's the most pathetic

Another season, another disappointment after Wizards lose in Game 7. → Read More

The Capitals and Alex Ovechkin are hapless losers, but don't call them chokers (maybe)

Ovechkin, hockey and the concept of clutch. → Read More

The NBA playoffs are boring. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

It's a long journey to an inevitable Finals. → Read More

2017 NFL draft: The winners (city of Philly), losers (Myles Garrett) and boo birds (Eagles fans)

Who was the victor in a fun draft night? → Read More

The 15 most fascinating stories in NFL Draft history

Like the time a team traded the same pick twice. → Read More