The all-time great catcher, soon to be inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame, embodies the qualities of his time—for better and for worse.
The actress “couldn’t have chosen a worse sport to represent American provincialism,” says the author of a book on mixed martial arts.
In Saturday’s game, the college-football powerhouse will either reinforce their brilliance, or suffer a historic upset. Whatever happens, it’ll be an incredible watch.
The Houston Rockets guard doesn’t exactly play “beautiful” basketball—but fans will come to appreciate his efficient style of play.
The team, which will play its annual Thanksgiving Day game, is a reminder of the excitement the league used to produce on a regular basis.
What the historic World Series win taught me about about disappointment and forgiveness
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will almost certainly make the Finals next June. So here’s how fans can appreciate all the games in the meantime.
It’s also about defining baseball’s future, with two teams hoping to break losing streaks via forward-thinking approaches.
Probably not—but in a close race, a Cleveland Indians defeat could help Donald Trump, while a Tribe triumph might buoy Hillary Clinton.
Fifty years ago, the legendary Dodgers pitcher played his final game, marking the end of one of the greatest turnarounds in sports history.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has shortened the five-time Grand Slam champion’s two-year ban. She can return to competitive tennis in April 2017.
The New England Patriots’ recent success is a reminder of how America’s favorite sport is also the most hierarchical and least collaborative.
The New York Mets announced the former NFL quarterback will participate in the Instructional League.
The Boston Red Sox designated hitter is a legend on the field and beloved by fans—but his place in baseball’s official memory isn’t guaranteed.
The San Francisco quarterback has been attacked for refusing to stand for the Star Spangled Banner—and for daring to criticize the system in which he thrived.
The 49ers quarterback’s decision to sit during the national anthem is being framed by some as an affront to the American military.
What he could learn from America’s public pools
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the International Paralympic Committee's ban on all Russian competitors at the games.
The successes of foreign-born athletes like Mo Farah and Bernard Lagat offer a rejoinder to nationalistic sentiment in the U.S. and Britain.
Americans once completely dominated the sport—but that hasn’t been the case since last century.