The deposed Raiders coach expressed bigoted attitudes that are all too common in the NFL.
NBA players who are vaccinated against COVID-19 can help their sport by calling out Andrew Wiggins, Kyrie Irving, and other unvaccinated stars.
Remaining unvaccinated is bad for a pro football player’s prospects—as it should be.
The world’s best gymnast doesn’t need to look invincible.
Amid widespread misinformation and antivaccine propaganda, pro football needed to put more pressure on players.
The NCAA can never fully atone for the theft of college athletes’ labor. But it should try.
Leagues are seeing the downside of treating vaccines as simply a matter of personal choice.
Her greatness is a form of resistance.
The tennis star’s fight with the French Open is a disagreement over who should make the rules—and how much power athletes have to protect themselves.
A year of activism after George Floyd’s murder reframed the role of sports in American public life.
Major League Baseball can get the attention of conservative politicians who are indifferent to civil rights.
University of Texas athletes have pushed their school to disavow its past. Wealthy alumni have other ideas.
The public’s emotional connection to big-money athletics has been grossly overestimated.
Amid renewed attention to inequity in American life, pro leagues shouldn’t strong-arm teams into playing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
His defiance changed baseball and helped assert Black people’s worth in American culture.
The NFL has pledged to address racism, but team owners still won’t put Black coaches in charge.
The defeated senator and Atlanta Dream co-owner is too far out of sync with the league’s values.
The coronavirus keeps infecting players and disrupting game schedules, but schools are acting as if the pandemic isn’t happening.
LeBron James and other players mobilized to oust the president, and it worked.
Despite the barriers, despite the pain, Kamala Harris becomes the first woman, the first Asian American, and the first Black American to be elected vice president.