CARTY: Change comes to Pittsburgh

This season in the Steel City, it looks as if things are finally shifting.

CARTY: What a difference a year makes

Even when Nadal finally returned to tennis in the spring of 2013 after a more than eight-month absence, many doubts persisted.

CARTY: Redemption, for Adam Scott and Australia

Sergio Garcia has been broken by his past and chooses to look behind him. Adam Scott was hardened by his past, but made more mature.

CARTY: Competitive greatness

NCAA finals have a knack for creating environments where unheralded players deliver exemplary performances.

CARTY: The workers are Few

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are Few.

The madness of March comes early

This year college basketball is devoid of a dominant team.

Azarenka finds her nerve

Last Saturday, world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka defeated sixth seeded Li Na 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her second consecutive Australian Open title.