Chicago Cubs fans can now expire in peace, writes E.M. Swift. God does not hate us, after all.
Lifelong Cubs fan Cloe Axelson explains why the Fenway faithful should root for Chicago.
To say David Ortiz has not been the most influential player in Red Sox team history, writes Thomas J. Whalen, is sort of like arguing the Beatles were just another musical quartet.
A King who truly was a man of the people, E.M. Swift writes, we shall not see his like again.
A new book by Jessica Luther tackles the enduring connection between NCAA football and sexual assault. Bill Littlefield has this review.
Veteran Andrew Carleen argues that the NFL player's refusal to stand during the national anthem isn’t an insult to America's troops. Our country's shallow definition of what passes for patriotism is.
Would any of us feel less patriotic or less supportive of the troops, asks Peter May, if teams agreed to stop playing the song altogether?
Lessons from the Olympics, writes Lauren Stiller Rikleen, include never underestimating the pull of family on career decisions at any age.
Although it’s too soon to declare the Rio Olympics a complete success, writes E.M. Swift, it’s not too early to say that the International Olympic Committee has been vindicated.
Though the presidential candidates continue to make news, Erika Fine, Cognoscenti's poet of the political scene, is enjoying a much-needed distraction, courtesy of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
It may, or may not, be a legal obligation for sports organizations to report each and every allegation of child abuse they receive, writes E.M. Swift, but without question it is a moral obligation.
The Rio Games won’t look like the idealized renderings that helped the city win its Olympic bid. But contrary to all the negative press, the things that matter are in place.
As a young journalist, R. B. Scott spent more than a week with the champ in 1974.
On paper, Brazil's Olympic bid appeared magical. In reality, it was a mirage. It’s time for the International Olympic Committee to stop bankrupting countries.
A son celebrates his soon-to-be 72-year-old mother's long commitment to long-distance running.
Commissioner Roger Goodell should focus less on minutiae and more on changing football's brute culture.
If the International Olympic Committee has a shred of integrity, Russia will be banned entirely from the Rio 2016 Olympics.
As a Sports Illustrated reporter in the '70s, Ludtke was often the only woman in the press box. She writes that what women endure to do their jobs today sounds all too familiar to her -- only worse.
For many Americans, what grates most about bans is the government deciding it knows better than we do what is good for us. But maybe it does.
Taking the NBA and NCAA to task for their tepid response to the North Carolina law that limits protections for the LGBT community.