The sport is becoming an enterprise where underprivileged young men risk their health for the financial benefit of the wealthy.
The weekly show is bringing new life and perspective to a tired genre.
It’s the second-most popular sport in the world, but its brutal, class-oriented origins have long made it an unnatural fit for the democratic U.S.
Not even the renowned quarterback, known for intellectualizing football, can transcend the physical tolls of the sport.
With the job getting ever more complicated, and mistakes more costly, it’s little wonder the average tenure of a football boss is just 15 months.
The 'haka,' a Maori war dance performed by the All Blacks at the beginning of games, is a meaningful, respectful nod to New Zealand's history.
In an analytics-driven era, the New York team has defied statistics and predictions to tell a more compelling story.
He deserves the title for his consistency and his defeat of Roger Federer in the U.S. Open men’s final.
The tennis player is arguably the era’s greatest athlete, but she has fewer endorsements than other less-successful players.
The dominant linebacker, who took his own life in 2012, is elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame under controversial circumstances.
Seeing in person what TV dulls or conceals
A flood of highly paid, past-their-prime European players are coming to the U.S., raising questions about whether their star power helps the American game or hurts it.
After winning her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title on Saturday at Wimbledon, the tennis star has become one of the most accomplished American athletes of all time.
The U.S. soccer team shocked Japan with four goals in the first 16 minutes, giving the squad a decisive victory on the global stage.
An attorney who helped players file a gender-discrimination lawsuit over artificial turf in the World Cup proposes a way forward for the sport.
The sport should worry that it has only one popular contest and one real star—who’s reached his peak.
The ballerina is the first African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theater history. That’s good news not just for ballet as an art, but for ballet as a sport.
The vast majority of teams from the four major professional sports leagues in the United States stayed curiously silent after Friday’s landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
Until 20 years ago, women players who wanted to start a family would quit their careers. But more athletes are stepping up to the challenge of balancing motherhood with their love of the game.
Like the Washington NFL franchise, the Chicago hockey team has a Native American name, but the history it evokes is better worth remembering.