Sports

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.

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April 08, 2014

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Year of the Pigskin
My hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant season with the American Football League of China
April 08, 2014

A crisis of cultural identity—not to mention offense, defense, and special teams.

The Sailing Couple Saved at Sea Are Neither Bad Parents Nor Rebels. They're Just Like Us.
April 08, 2014

The Kaufmans may have been on a high-seas adventure, but their lives were depressingly similar to ours.

The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'
Bill James on “moneyball” in 2014 and backward political thinking
March 31, 2014

In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"

Mitch McConnell Bleeds Red. Why Can’t He Admit It?
An only-in-Kentucky college basketball gaffe reveals the senator’s true problem
March 28, 2014

A Mitch McConnell web video accidentlly used Duke instead of Kentucky players. The superficial gaffe has become a huge political issue, and revealed deep truths about the Senate minority leader.

College Football Players Are Employees, Says Chicago NLRB
March 26, 2014

In an historic ruling, Northwestern football players won the right to hold a vote on unionizing. They were ruled employees under federal law.

Three Legal Issues That Could Derail the Blockbuster NCAA Lawsuit
March 26, 2014

A proposed class-action lawsuit for student athletes deserves to win—but it faces several hurdles.

Dan Snyder Acknowledges Existence of People He Prefers to Slur
March 25, 2014

Washington football team owner made a fatal error in his latest effort to resist changing his team's name: He acknowledged the continued existence of Native Americans.

The Failure of Kentucky Coach John Calipari's "Players First" Philosophy
March 20, 2014

Hypocrisy won’t be what brings down Calipari. His teams’ performances will.

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