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October 5, 2015 Comment

DraftKings And FanDuel Battle To Dominate Fantasy Sports

The companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in marketing to try to dominate the fast-growing fantasy sports industry.

October 1, 2015 Comment

Debate Over Paying College Athletes Heats Up

A federal appeals court has affirmed the NCAA violated antitrust rules by restricting players’ ability to trade on their likenesses.

September 30, 2015 16 Comments

Missouri High School Joins Others In Canceling Football Program

Amid reports about the effects of concussions and two recent deaths of high school players, some schools say it’s not worth the risk.

September 24, 2015 Comment

WNBA Playoffs Heat Up

For the third straight year, the Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx face off for a title in the West.

September 17, 2015 2 Comments

NFL Player Beats Cancer, Returns To The Field

Eric Berry played his first regular season NFL game last weekend, just 10 months after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

September 17, 2015 Comment

Baseball Playoff Races Are Heating Up

With Major League Baseball’s regular season in its home stretch, we check in with our sports analyst Mike Pesca.

September 11, 2015 Comment

Williams Stunned In U.S. Open Semis By Vinci; Slam Bid Ends

Roberta Vinci has stunned Serena Williams to end her Grand Slam bid in one of the greatest upsets in tennis history.

September 10, 2015 Comment

With Semifinal Tonight, All Eyes On Serena Williams

The tennis star is trying to become the sixth person in history to win the four grand slam tournaments in the same calendar year.

September 9, 2015 3 Comments

Inside The Fight Between The NFL And The Patriots

A blockbuster report in ESPN The Magazine traces the lines between “Deflategate” and an earlier fight known as “Spygate.”

September 4, 2015 Comment

A Few Surprises But No Major Upsets (Yet) At U.S. Open

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim talks about the tournament so far, including a number of heat-related injuries and a drone crash.

September 3, 2015 3 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 57 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.

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October 2 5 Comments

Study: Chemo Unnecessary In Many Cases Of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer don't benefit from chemotherapy.

October 2 2 Comments

Fishing For Gold After Viral Video Fame

The video of a Boston-area man's incredulous and expletive-laden discovery of a sunfish has gone viral. What happens now?

October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 38 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.