May 07, 2013
Jason Collins’ coming out was a step in the right direction, but only an openly gay NFL player will make the kind of impact needed to truly challenge prejudice in American sports.
Apr 30, 2013
NBA player Jason Collins’s decision to come out has homophobes in a panic. Here’s why straight dudes need to chill out.
Apr 24, 2013
There are hints we might soon see the first openly gay major league sports player. But are the fans ready?
Feb 01, 2013
A sportswriter looks back on his history with America's favorite pastime.
Jan 31, 2013
It doesn't matter if their apologies are sincere; what matters is what other athletes and the fans see.
Jan 30, 2013
A dispatch from New Orleans, home to the Super Bowl for the first time since Hurricane Katrina
Jan 18, 2013
For Lance Armstrong's Texas hometown, his downfall has been about a whole lot more than cycling.
Jan 09, 2013
With some effort we can shift away from a rape culture. And it can help not just women, not just the most socially vulnerable, but the entire social climate.
Dec 01, 2012
The first leader of the MLB players union helped dramatically transform labor relations not just in baseball—but in all of America's professional sports.
Nov 28, 2012
With the development of acro and stunt programs, cheerleaders seek official recognition as athletes.
Oct 19, 2012
USADA's report confirmed our worst suspicions about cycling's self-appointed king, finally marking the end of a long era of lying and arrogance.
Oct 18, 2012
The National Hockey League's low-ball contract offer could cost a lot of games, and a lot of communities their seasonal income.
Oct 17, 2012
The professional sports world is slowly beginning to loosen its rigid intolerance toward gays.
All over America, owners are demanding extravagant subsidies and tax breaks for new stadiums. If communities want to keep their teams, there's often a cheaper solution than giving way to these demands. Follow the example of Green Bay.
There's no denying that blacks dominate basketball and other professional sports. But have whites rationalized black physical prowess only by equating it with mental deficiency?