The NFL has become increasingly central to how America perceives itself, which means that sport and politics can never be divorced.
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.
As players return to empty arenas, they are discovering a basic truth: Live sports is an act of social imagination.
The first live sports games to air in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic provide a hopeful, yet harrowing, look at the future.
Sunday’s showing offered a blueprint for a potentially dynamic chapter in professional football.
A social-justice-focused ad that aired during last night’s Super Bowl affirmed a disturbing and all too familiar truth about the league.
With an overwhelming spectacle, the two stars acknowledged that Latin identity is bigger than any one performance.
A new policy could transform the way professional female athletes experience pregnancy in their respective sports.
It’s tragic that a superstar known for his thoughtfulness and willingness to learn never fully reckoned with his life’s darkest off-court episode.
With the recent victory, the association has shown signs that it cannot defend its amateurism model for much longer.
Houston’s dominance once looked like the sport’s biggest success story. Now their whole legacy is in doubt.
The MLB has handed harsh penalties to Houston for sign stealing, but revoking the team’s ill-gained 2017 championship is implausible.
As the 2019 season enters its final stretch, an entertaining MVP race showcases a less restrictive brand of football.
After a season away, the future Hall of Famer comes back to a league that no longer has much use for him.