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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 name Barry Bonds returned to the airwaves as the Giants returned to the World Series

October 25, 2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s effort to be Rudyard Kipling spliced with Gordon Gekko looks like it’s on the road to failure.

October 22, 2012

The famous cyclist is unlikely to rebound if even morally bankrupt Nike is cutting ties.

October 19, 2012

One law firm, Proskauer Rose, is representing all four major sports leagues in the USA. The results are great for owners and disastrous for fans.

October 15, 2012

An arrogant management and compliant media sold DC on the idea to sit Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. We now see the results.

October 13, 2012

“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.”

October 8, 2012

The Republican senate candidate has made a fortune from an overtly misogynistic and homophobic organization.

October 3, 2012

While owners and team executives openly throw their cash and endorsements in the political arena, players are often kept silenced through their contracts and team policies.

October 3, 2012

Pick a women’s college basketball team, and cheer them on this season.

October 2, 2012

The once-imprisoned Sarsak is protesting the presence of a former Israeli Defense Forces soldier at the game.

October 1, 2012