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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

“Worse than Sarah Palin,” say the Brits. “Mitt the Twit.”

July 27, 2012

The real story behind the most political, controversial, inspiring moment in Olympics, if not sports, history: the black gloved salute of  runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

July 25, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

Today's extrajudicial move by the NCAA will effect people far beyond Penn State.

July 23, 2012

It would bring vengeance without justice.

July 15, 2012

Penn State University and the legacy of Coach Joe Paterno have been destroyed by Louis Freeh’s report.

July 12, 2012

Serena Williams’s victory at Wimbledon, as well as the questions she had to answer, was a reminder about the importance of Title IX.

July 9, 2012

Will this bravest of athletes continue to speak out now that he's playing for Kobe Bryant’s Lakers? 

July 5, 2012

It might be hard to see a trade union hero in quarterback Drew Brees. But it shouldn’t be. 

July 1, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett still has questions to answer about his role in the slow-motion investigation and prosecution of Penn State University’s Jerry Sandusky.

June 25, 2012