Universities take advantage of athletes’ amateur status, but legislators are forcing college sports to find a fairer business model.
James didn’t defend free speech. But in China, the NBA has made a mess that its biggest star can’t be expected to clean up.
The presidential candidate Cory Booker, a former Stanford athlete, thinks big-name college sports have gone awry—and he wants Congress to step in.
Pro basketball was a progressive beacon, allowing players and coaches to speak their mind freely. And then China got involved.
With intercollegiate athletics under intense scrutiny, the basketball phenom Josh Christopher considers taking his talents to a historically black school.
Pro football can look past allegations of predatory behavior toward women, but making the NFL look bad is a different story.
Historically African American institutions serve a vital purpose, and it’s not segregationist to urge black athletes to attend them.
They attract money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them, while HBCUs struggle. What would happen if they collectively decided to go to black schools?
The Colts quarterback’s sudden retirement is a harbinger. Fame, fortune, and team spirit are no longer enough to make star players endure crippling injuries.
The former quarterback caused a problem for the league—which turned to the celebrated rapper for assistance.
A new generation of African American agents wants basketball players to get a better deal. The college-sports organization moved to exclude new blood.
Sports take place in the real world, not an alternative universe where Trump’s bigotry doesn’t exist.
The senator from California is surging just as black women are sensing their political power. That may not be a coincidence.
In his rambling screed against the soccer star, the president revealed a lot about his worldview.
After a lopsided World Cup game, the focus was once again on how female athletes behave, not on what they’ve achieved.
Biden’s elevation to front-runner is a testament to how much the president has shaken Democrats’ faith.
A new documentary about the athlete formerly known as Ron Artest moves beyond his—and the NBA’s—most notorious moment: 2004’s “Malice at the Palace” brawl.
The Red Sox players who visit the White House owe their black and brown teammates an explanation.
After a celebrated rapper is murdered, some admirers turn to wild theories, because the reality is too hard to face.
Stars like Antonio Brown are supposed to sacrifice for their team’s sake, but teams don’t repay the favor.