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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

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

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

The collective scorn finally punctured the owners' magical mental space, bringing them to the negotiating table to settle.

 

September 27, 2012

Commissioner Roger Goodell echoes the anti-labor rhetoric of Mitt Romney and Scott Walker.

September 26, 2012

In the ongoing lockout of NFL referees, we have officially now made the journey from tragedy to farce.

September 25, 2012