The NFL has become increasingly central to how America perceives itself, which means that sport and politics can never be divorced.
Lauren Fleshman’s memoir, Good for a Girl, recalls her life as a runner—and the culture she says the sport needs to change.
The radio host Garrett Bush discusses the country’s tortured relationship with football, and what the NFL could do to treat players better.
UFC’s Dana White faces almost no consequences for publicly slapping his wife.
“A life of risks not taken is not a life worth living,” one writes.
Half of football is enduring pain. The other half is inflicting it.
Opportunists used the cardiac arrest of an NFL player to promote deadly disinformation.
Damar Hamlin’s collapse on Monday Night Football calls attention to a medical myth that will not die.
Plus: A clue to life on Mars
If football is about to undergo some hint of a reckoning, it will be only partial.
Some former college athletes face the existential crisis of a career ending at a young age.
Images from Buenos Aires, where so many fans came out to cheer for their champions that they had to cancel the parade midway through
This beloved winter pastime is not for everyone. And especially not for me.
Like any great artist, the aging soccer phenom showed a youth-obsessed world the potential glory of a late-style triumph.
The tournament lent itself to moments of drama that also fit into broader historical narratives.
For its hosts, this World Cup has already delivered on its PR potential.
The Moroccan team may have lost its semifinal World Cup game, but it still made history.
Morocco and France meet in a historic showdown with deep significance for fans of both teams.
Images of die-hard supporters as they ride emotional roller coasters, watching their teams leave it all on the field
A choreographer explains why soccer is a dance.
The French star player has already proved that he’s one of the best in the history of the game.