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September 3, 2015 2 Comments

Judge Lets Brady Play, Ruling Against NFL In ‘Deflategate’

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can suit up for his team’s season opener after a judge erased his suspension.

September 3, 2015 36 Comments

Steve Almond’s Manifesto Against Football, Continued

The author and lifelong football fan has written a new afterward to his controversial 2014 book “Against Football.”

September 2, 2015 3 Comments

Loss And Renewal Mark New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

ESPN The Magazine has devoted an entire issue to a single writer and subject. Wright Thompson discusses his story “Beyond the Breach.”

September 1, 2015 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what’s happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

August 31, 2015 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 31, 2015 6 Comments

U.S. Open Women’s Finals Tickets Sell Out Before Men’s

The tennis tournament gets underway today, and there’s a buzz in the air as Serena Williams tries to complete her first Grand Slam.

August 28, 2015 Comment

Kansas Tennis Player’s Star Could Rise At U.S. Open

Jack Sock is seeded No. 28 at the U.S. Open – the same number as his world ranking. Not bad for a 22-year-old.

August 27, 2015 4 Comments

College Football Coaches Under Fire

The season hasn’t even started yet but several college football coaches are already on the hot seat for a variety of reasons.

August 20, 2015 43 Comments

What’s The Point Of A Trophy For ‘Participation’?

A Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker sparked a debate about parenting when he said he would return the trophies his sons received.

August 13, 2015 8 Comments

Arian Foster Is The Anti-Tim Tebow

The Houston Texas running back says in a magazine article that he doesn’t believe in God.

August 13, 2015 10 Comments

Short Summer Ski Season On Mt. Hood

The resort closed to the public earlier this month, five weeks earlier than usual.

August 12, 2015 7 Comments

Do Sports Stadiums Help Or Hurt Their Communities?

Three NFL teams have proposals on the table right now for new stadiums.

August 12, 2015 3 Comments

Dispute Keeps Track Star Off U.S. Team

Sponsored by Brooks, Nick Symmonds refuses to wear only Nike gear.

August 5, 2015 4 Comments

World-Famous Free Diver Disappears In Practice Plunge

Natalia Molchanova was one of the top divers of all time, breaking records and plunging hundreds of feet on a single breath.

August 5, 2015 Comment

2 Women At The Top Of Their Game

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is dominating her sport, and Elena Delle Donne is leading her WNBA team toward the playoffs.

August 4, 2015 Comment

Plan For New Rams Stadium Gets Boost

A judge ruled yesterday that there will not have to be a vote before the city of St. Louis spends public money on a new stadium for the St. Louis Rams.

August 3, 2015 Comment

Tragedy Strikes NBC World Series

The NBC World Series was marred by terrible tragedy over the weekend, when a batter accidentally struck a nine-year-old batboy in a practice swing.

July 31, 2015 Comment

Despite Diplomacy Advances, Athletes Continue To Flee Cuba

In July, 18 Cuban athletes left their teams for the U.S. during international competition.

July 30, 2015 Comment

Sports And Media Pros Bet Big On Fantasy Sports

Some investors believe the online games may also help create a larger fan base for professional sports.

July 29, 2015 3 Comments

Boston Mayor Wishes LA Luck In Possible Olympic Bid

Mayor Marty Walsh reflects on how Boston’s Olympic bid fell apart and suggests changes at the International Olympic Committee.

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September 2 9 Comments

Why Head Lice Are Becoming More Drug-Resistant

Some of these small parasites have been mutating and are now resistant to many over-the-counter medications.

September 1 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what's happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

September 1 3 Comments

Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age

Corey Reich was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007 when he was 21. Now 29, he continues to do well.

August 31 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.