The NFL has become increasingly central to how America perceives itself, which means that sport and politics can never be divorced.
In 2019, Charles Conwell unintentionally ended Patrick Day’s life with his fists. Now he’s trying to make sense of his life, and boxing itself.
More than 30 years after its Olympic debut, the sport was rebranded as “artistic swimming”—a controversial move that athletes fear could backfire.
Skateboarders like myself feared that the activity’s mainstream debut would change our culture. Instead, we left our mark on the Games.
In walking away from an Olympic event, the world’s best gymnast rejected the false dichotomy between personal well-being and professional excellence.
The proceedings did anything but distract from the distressing reality surrounding this year’s Tokyo Games.
The squad has transformed culturally since the last time the English were champions. I’m rooting for the future it represents.
This year’s tournament has been unlike any I’ve ever witnessed, a reminder that when soccer fans enter a stadium, it becomes a church.
The post-pandemic return of spectators should be an opportunity to reset their antagonistic relationship with athletes.
Forget the Lions or the Clippers or even the Knicks. No team in all of American sports is better than the Mets at being the worst.
Never before in the NHL’s history has a tail so wagged the dog.
Last night’s Super Bowl was supposed to be a pleasurable diversion for weary Americans. Instead, the quarterback annoyed viewers with his flawlessness.
A new HBO documentary zeroes in on the immense psychological toll it took for the legendary golfer to go from prodigy to phenom.
Black fans of the Washington Football Team are adapting to a new future for their beloved franchise—and reckoning with its past disregard of Native Americans.
Where the desperation of late-stage meritocracy is so strong, you can smell it
Love them or hate them, the NBA’s most storied franchise was the right team for this moment.
Here’s why you probably haven’t heard about it.
Amid a global pandemic, the NFL’s non-guaranteed contracts force players into a familiar choice: stay safe, or stay on the field.
The Milwaukee Bucks’ going on strike and disrupting their season at one of its most crucial inflection points proves that the players’ activism is no longer a fringe movement.
The league’s insulated relaunch in Florida amid the pandemic has a surprising antecedent.
A lifelong fan took in yesterday’s Manchester City–Arsenal game, and struggled to connect with his onetime obsession.