John Wooden’s Homespun Creed Was Not So Homespun
The legendary basketball coach claimed his father developed a brilliant, seven-point philosophy of life. That’s total hogwash.
The Hero the NBA NeedsThe Cavs and Warriors are undefeated, but these playoffs belong to Isaiah Thomas.
Mike D’Antoni Already Changed the NBA OnceWith the Houston Rockets, he’s revolutionizing the league again.
The Curse of Jackie RobinsonThe Red Sox passed on the chance to integrate the major leagues. The franchise is still recovering from that original sin.
Passing the Chemistry TestWill pro sports teams ever figure out how to quantify how well teammates get along?
Tony Romo Got Out While He Was Still AliveThe Cowboys quarterback will be a whole lot safer in the broadcast booth than he was on the football field.
Fox Sports 1 Is Amazing! Awful! Fantastic! Execrable!Will a network that serves up every opinion and its opposite reinvent sports television—or destroy it?
“That Was My Play!”The future of sports just might be the Screaming Eagles, a football team controlled by fans with smartphones.
The Super Bowl of Social MediaWhat Twitter’s smartest culture and sports writers are saying about the Falcons, the Patriots, the commercials, and Lady Gaga.
Is Russell Westbrook a Rebound Thief?The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard averages a triple-double. He also stands accused of padding his stats.
Flipping AwesomeIn praise of the Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera, who tosses his bat skyward when he grounds out to second base.
The Quest for a Sub–Two-Hour MarathonEliud Kipchoge almost broke the barrier. What does his race tell us about the limits of human performance?
Still a White Man’s SportSeventy years after Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball, the game has yet to embrace black culture.
One Month, Every StadiumOur guide to visiting all 30 major-league ballparks in 30 days, updated for 2017.
These Guys Are GoodUnder Bruce Arena, the U.S. men’s national soccer team has transformed from an embarrassment into an aggressive attacking force.
There Is No More American Name Than Muhammad AliWhat the immigration officials who detained the boxer’s son should know about the great champion and this nation’s values.
The Greatest, Saddest Super Bowl EverThe New England Patriots’ amazing overtime victory was an even more amazing catastrophe for the Atlanta Falcons.
The Minnesota Football Boycott Sounded Like a Social Justice Protest. It Wasn’t.“Justice.” “Awareness.” “Due process.” Players co-opted the language of the recent jock awakening to push a reactionary message.