Sports

ESPN's Report on Michael Sam's Shower Habits Was Delinquent Journalism
How he's accepted is a legitimate story, but the network is fumbling it
August 27, 2014

There's a real story about his acceptance in the NFL, and they're screwing it up.

College Football Is Ruining Education
And the NFL is profiting from it
August 23, 2014

College football is one of America's fastest-growing industries. 

Photos: Brazilian Riot Police Squashed a Big Protest During the World Cup Finals
A standoff in Praça saens Pena, and tense fans on the Copacabana. Matthew Niederhauser’s Photo Diary: Day 15
July 15, 2014

A standoff in Praça saens Pena, and tense fans on the Copacabana. Matthew Niederhauser’s Photo Diary, Day 15

Was This the Last Great World Cup?
Russia and Qatar loom, as does a return to defensive-minded play
July 13, 2014

It wasn't a perfect tournament, but we're going to like it a lot better than the dark age that now awaits 

Will LeBron and the Republicans Collide in Cleveland in 2016?
And seven other silly questions about The Decision 2.0
July 11, 2014

And seven other silly questions about The Decision 2.0.

I Love Messi, But I'm Rooting for Germany. Here's Why You Should, Too.
I know it makes me a traitor. But neuer deutscher Fußball has won me over.
July 10, 2014

I know it makes me a traitor. But neuer deutscher Fußball has won me over.

Tim Howard Is Great, But I'll Take Manuel Neuer Any Day
He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to victory
July 10, 2014

He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to glory.

Why I Hate Argentina
It started with a headbutt
July 09, 2014

Remember that time in 1998 that Argentina played the Netherlands? Unforgivable.

This Could Still Be the Highest-Scoring World Cup In History
Five goals short of the record, with three more matches to go
July 09, 2014

Five more goals to reach the record, and three more matches to go. Piece of cake, right? 

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