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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 Super Bowl is coming to Indianapolis in less than three weeks. Also coming is the NFL Players Association and its staunch opposition to the state's “Right to Work” agenda.

January 18, 2012

In 1998, a draft-day trade started the NBA down a dramatically different road. It was also a “canary in the coal mine” for our country.

January 12, 2012

What does an Olympic athlete do after his politics get him suspended from the US track team and banned from the Olympic Village? 

January 9, 2012

I was wrong that Tim Tebow would flop as a quarterback. But his on-field success shouldn’t cloud what he stands for off the field.

January 8, 2012

The Super Bowl is coming to Indianapolis in a month, and the NFLPA is not being silent about the Right to Work agenda in the statehouse,

January 6, 2012

Tim Tebow might not be a qb much longer, a victim of his own supporters.

January 5, 2012

Unless we boycott sham amateurism and indentured servitude masquerading as sport, we will never reclaim sports.

December 31, 2011

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Lee Evans has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He needs our help.

December 24, 2011

The NFL’s reaction to Tebow’s Christianity has confirmed the hypocrisy of the league’s right-wing politics.

December 19, 2011