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Carl Yastrzemski

My family always rooted for the underdog.

Hank Thompson and Bobby Thomson

Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ’round the world” and something my father told me.

Monica Seles

The collective resentment of Monica Seles was an expression of our cultural discomfort with a kind of overt female aggression that seems to revel in itself.

Frank Beard

I may have been delusional about my golf game, but not about Frank Beard's.

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig epitomized the dignified athlete.

Toller Cranston

Toller Cranston single-handedly reinvented men's skating.

Joe Namath

My two first sports heroes, in a long and ever-expanding gallery, were oddly matched, though both wore the number twelve.
 

Roberto Clemente

I was blown away by the intensity and grace with which Roberto Clemente played the game.

Jim Thorpe

As we near the 100th anniversary of Jim Thorpe’s triumph in the 1912 Olympics, his story is worth telling again and again.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe stands out as an athlete who used his gift and his fame to serve larger causes.

Blogs

The NFL told the world that the death of a 22-year-old woman, the suicide of a player and the mental state of his teammates is secondary to the schedule.

December 2, 2012

Recent referendums raise real questions for what the NFL should be saying about marijuana.

November 29, 2012

Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95. 

November 27, 2012

For the second time in three years, the sports infrastructure was targeted and destroyed in Gaza.

November 19, 2012

The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.

November 14, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave us a sneak preview of last night’s historic election results.

November 7, 2012

Insisting on holding a sporting event in the midst of disaster is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with American politics.

November 2, 2012

The New York City Marathon is due to proceed as planned this Sunday. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it should not.

November 2, 2012

Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.

October 29, 2012