What They Teach You at Umpire SchoolHow to remember the rules and keep your hat from flying off while thousands of angry fans yell at you.
Synecdoche, Kobe BryantThe Lakers legend’s 60-point finale was the perfect single-game representation of his amazing, infuriating career.
Has Manny Pacquiao Ruined His Legacy?His comments about gay people being “worse than animals” could finally help turn Filipinos against their national icon.
When Sports Gossip Becomes Sports NewsThe Nick Young–D’Angelo Russell video shows media gatekeepers are still alive and well.
Jürgen Klinsmann Is DelusionalHe took over the U.S. men’s soccer team in 2011, promising a new, beautiful style of play. It was all empty bluster.
The Gray Lady on Gray MatterWhat’s new in the New York Times’ big, front-page story on the NFL and concussions?
When Stephen Curry Became Stephen CurryHow the best shooter in basketball history nearly led Davidson—Davidson!—to the 2008 Final Four.
“And That’s Considered a Rebound”Airplane! director Jerry Zucker analyzes Taurean Prince’s ingenious, deadpan March Madness press conference.
What Twitter’s Smartest Coaches, Players, and Sports Writers Are Saying About the NCAA TournamentCheck out the instant locker room.
The March Madness Buzzer-BeaterWhat it’s like to make a game-winning shot in the NCAA Tournament, and what it’s like to miss one.
Everything You Need to Know About March MadnessWhat are the best teams? Who’s the tallest guy? Which player enjoys gyros?
Peyton Manning’s Wobbly SpiralThe NFL star capped a legendary career with a “dream ending” in Super Bowl 50. That won’t make his legacy any less messy.
Everything We Know About the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Peyton ManningWhat’s the quarterback accused of doing? Why did these claims resurface? What does Shaun King have to do with it?
Jackie Robinson Myth-Busting Gone WrongKen Burns’ new documentary doesn’t tell the full story about Robinson’s embrace with Pee Wee Reese.
The UConn Women’s Basketball Dynasty Is OverThe Huskies will win this year’s title. That will end one of the greatest runs in sports history.
America’s Favorite Pastime Returns to HavanaHow should we feel about Major League Baseball’s return to Cuba?
A Decade of Hate Mail From Duke Basketball Fans“I have read your idiotic and ranting piece on Duke, you sleazy toad,” and other letters.
Nobody Has Ever Been More Fun to Watch Than Stephen Curry in 2016Except maybe Pedro Martinez in 2000.
No Shining MomentBen Simmons won’t be playing in the NCAA Tournament. Who’s to blame for his sad, pointless college career?
An Interview With Sepp Blatter (or Possibly a Nigerian Scammer)The former FIFA president—or, perhaps, a West African email con artist—on World Cup scandals, the candidates to replace him, and Donald Trump.