If you want to know the history of basketball, start from the ground up.
Jason Collins will become the first openly gay major-sport male athlete tonight. The milestone invites us to think of other milestones.
Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze
Our national worth should not be measured in gold, silver, and bronze.
Hosting the Olympics can be a drag—but if there’s one thing a host country can count on, it’s a boost in their medal count.
The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself
Team China won its first medal at the Sochi Olympics last week, when skater Han Tianyu took the silver in the mens's short-track 1500 meters. China's medal count has since climbed to six, with three golds, two silvers, and one bronze. Not terrible: they're currently ranked 10th in the standings, just behind Poland and ahead of Sweden.
A blockbuster report details how horrifically a Miami Dolphin lineman was bullied by his teammate. What does it say about the league?
The paper's coverage has been overwhelmingly condescending.
Everyone is ready for a gay football player—except NFL execs and certain sports reporters, apparently.
A look at the NFL's locker rooms and defensive schemes give us some clues about where Michael Sam will end up.
Michael Sam will be the first openly gay NFL player, if the NFL can get over itself.