Marc Tracy
Staff Writer

How Major League Soccer Can Beat the English Premier League in America: Embrace Its Inner Brooklyn
With a new TV deal, the league is ready for almost-primetime
May 12, 2014

Now that Major League Soccer inked a new, eight-year TV deal, here is how it can win your heart.

When the Pope Speaks, Liberals and Conservatives Only Hear What They Want To Hear
May 09, 2014

Every time Francis talks about inequality, the left and the right argue over what he means.

David Chase Speaks About ‘The Sopranos’ Ending
And offers nothing but more darkness
May 01, 2014

David Chase spoke at a "Sopranos" screening Wednesday night. Yes, he addressed the final scene.

Could Donald Sterling Halt the Sale of the Clippers?
April 29, 2014

Will Sterling put up a fight in the courts? And if so, does he have a case?

Racist NBA Owner Donald Sterling Has Been Banned for Life. But This Story’s Only Just Begun.
April 29, 2014

In banning racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, NBA commissioner Adam Silver staked his claim to the league and did right by his players.

Donald Sterling Is a Blight on Jews’ History in Basketball
April 29, 2014

A small piece of the sadness that is the Donald Sterling mess derives from the fact that he is Jewish, and basketball has historically been a crucial part of Jewish-black relations.

Kerry Says Israel Is Headed Toward "Apartheid." Is He Right?
April 28, 2014

This was not a savvy thing to say, but that doesn't mean it was wrong.

The NBA Will Ditch Racist Owner Donald Sterling
It’s the players’ league. The owners just own it.
April 27, 2014

The NBA will find a way to force racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out, because the players are the ones in-charge now.

Michael Pineda’s Foul Ball
Why was the Yankees pitcher suspended for breaking a rule that everyone breaks?
April 24, 2014

A pine tar controversy provides a peek into the intricate world of baseball's unwritten rules.

Piketty's 'Capital': A Hit That Was, Wasn't, Then Was Again
How the French tome has rocked the tiny Harvard University Press
April 24, 2014

Here's the story of how a 700-page French economics book topped Amazon—and sent a small publisher scrambling.

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