Despite claims that it’s self-defeating, as the playoffs heat up, the “small ball” strategy can go a long way toward winning the World Series. An Object Lesson.
Another strand in the fibers of civic connection
A new twist on fantasy sports may enable betting on a scale the country's never seen before.
When it comes to pot, the league's usual anti-drug arguments don't hold—and are harming players instead of protecting them.
Nonchalance about injuries is magical thinking.
New accounts of child abuse from a football player have sparked a conversation about black fatherhood, but that just obscures the real issues here.
The NFL commissioner portrays himself as a guy who takes after his father, a principled senator who opposed Nixon. His actions reveal just the opposite.
Despite Bud Selig's claims, the success of underdogs in this year's MLB playoff race is a fluke.
Stuck in a home-run drought, the sport has become more boring than ever. Don't just blame steroids. Blame the new strike zone—and the cameras enforcing it.
Loopholes in a proposed settlement with former players shift costs away from the $9 billion-a-year industry that profited as athletes suffered head trauma, and toward the public.
Predictions of doom for less-wealthy teams miss one thing: The NCAA is already wildly unequal.
A quarter-century after his ban from baseball, it's easy to forget just how deeply the Cincinnati Reds' manager compromised the integrity of the game.
The weak showing of American men at this year's U.S. Open is the natural outcome of a culture that hasn't caught on to Europe's wunderkind-raising ways.
The late Hashim Khan's unlikely origins and symbolic power made him a global legend.
The rising popularity of the old bat-and-ball sport in America marks the glorious return of a pre-Civil War pastime.
Not all greats make the Hall of Fame. Not all Hall of Famers are remembered. But a player who forges a personal connection with fans will live on.
Responding to charges of exploitation, the college-sports body promised big reforms at a Senate hearing. But questions about pay and rights for athletes remain unaddressed.
The NBA has had fans in the world's second-most-populous country for decades, but new efforts by American teams and the national squad may make the sport even bigger there.
The Argentinian star is one of soccer's greats. But he just narrowly missed out on an opportunity to cement his legacy and prove skeptical countrymen wrong.
If America wants to become a true soccer superpower, its sports landscape will have to change. One place to start: college.