The New England Patriots’ recent success is a reminder of how America’s favorite sport is also the most hierarchical and least collaborative.
The Boston Red Sox designated hitter is a legend on the field and beloved by fans—but his place in baseball’s official memory isn’t guaranteed.
The 49ers quarterback’s decision to sit during the national anthem is being framed by some as an affront to the American military.
For both the men and women’s teams, the USA’s expected dominance in Rio means their goal isn’t so much to win: It’s to prove they can’t lose.
The mononymous Miami Marlins player, who just reached 3,000 career MLB hits, stands out for his simple, elegant approach to the game.
With some the sport’s biggest stars now gone, a seemingly inexhaustible wave of young talent has come to take their place.
LeBron James has suffered from PR missteps and public criticism alongside his accomplishments on the court. On Sunday night, he achieved an unequivocal triumph.
Better replay technology and refereeing rules don’t necessarily make sports any less messy—or fair.
The longtime losers are now the preseason favorites—a sign of how the smartest teams have become the best ones.
The Warriors star is the embodiment of basketball’s analytics revolution.
The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers, but neither Peyton Manning nor Cam Newton seemed able to prove their worth.
The Cavaliers’ star is shattering the ages-old divide between athlete and decision-maker.
Not even the renowned quarterback, known for intellectualizing football, can transcend the physical tolls of the sport.
In an analytics-driven era, the New York team has defied statistics and predictions to tell a more compelling story.
On Thursday night, the player hit his 661st home run, moving past Willie Mays on baseball’s all-time list. But does anyone still want to see him win?
In a spectacle as unpredictable and inexplicable as the World Series, the easiest person to watch, analyze, and blame is the team manager.
The purest form of pop-cultural love I've ever felt was toward a show whose jokes I didn't even understand.