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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

At Penn State, self-pity reigns.

November 14, 2011

Considered a de facto saint in his corner of Pennsylvania, Joe Paterno turned a blind eye to abuse on his watch.

November 11, 2011

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

Institutions like Penn State need to protect the communities that they are a part of.

November 10, 2011

At the end of his life, the champion boxer was rejected by the same establishment so quick to embrace him when it suited their needs. Smokin’ Joe deserved so much better.

November 9, 2011

Did protecting Joe Paterno’s football program matter more than stopping a child-rapist? It looks that way.

November 7, 2011

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow showed what happens when style is bereft of substance.

October 31, 2011

Seeing the encampments with 1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos has been an experience I will never forget.

October 24, 2011

The death of Dan Wheldon raises real issues of workplace safety in motor sports.

October 18, 2011

Being at Occupy Wall Street with 1968 Olympian John Carlos was an unforgettable experience.

October 11, 2011