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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

Please, oh please: may the soon-to-be ex–Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow land in Miami. It’s a match made in my own idea of Heaven.

March 20, 2012

How the college sports system exploits student-athletes while raking in billions.

March 19, 2012

Kansas State center Jamar Samuels was suspended by the NCAA for trying to “feed his family.”

March 19, 2012

The chants of “Where's your green card?” by the Southern Mississippi school band at an NCAA tournament game reflects something much greater than rowdy fans at a sporting event.

March 15, 2012

The NCAA exploits its athletes. Who can fight back?

March 12, 2012

What does the release of Peyton Manning reveal about the business of sports in America?

March 7, 2012

We expect players to be loyal, but don’t ask the same of those who sign their checks.

March 7, 2012

Reactions to revelations that an NFL team took out “bounties” on opponents tell a story of a sport desperate to mask the effects of violence.

March 5, 2012

We might have ourselves a good-old fashioned strike scenario during the London Olympic games.

February 29, 2012

Jock for Justice Joseph Williams is putting his health on the line for a cause in which he deeply believes.

February 27, 2012