Peter May writes that NCAA President Mark Emmert should immediately send out a statement saying the organization will continue not to have its events in North Carolina, a state that codifies discrimination.
The U.S. women's national hockey team stared down the hockey powers-that-be with a fierceness and determination born of years of second-class citizenry, writes Shira Springer. Tuesday night, they won.
It's tempting to see the FBI's investigation of Trump's Russia ties as his Spygate, writes Steve Almond. But that doesn't capture the enormity of what's at stake.
As some teammates decide to boycott the White House visit, Brady remains silent on politics, writes Andrew Bauld. For the sake of his off-field legacy, Brady should speak up.
Pre-Super Bowl Houston feels like an alternate reality, writes Shira Springer. It's a land in which Tom Brady’s brand of blinders-on positivity can thrive, and the NFL brand can shine.
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.