First, please retire the clichés.
An Olympic sailor suffering from Truman Show Disorder attempts to wrest control away from the Director.
For the first time in 24 years, there are no NHL players at the Olympics, offering a rare opportunity for a group of journeymen from a nation that claims hockey as its game.
Football star Jackie Wallace’s life has taken him from the Super Bowl to the homeless camps of New Orleans, and he’s missing once again.
Kevin Sampsell examines his love of football — and a team that’s never won a Super Bowl.
The Gwyneth Paltrow of the NFL must be stopped.
Perfumers evoke the elegance of an imagined tennis game, not the stench of a real one.
Nicole Chung talks with Kristi Yamaguchi about the cultural significance of her figure skating victory at the 1992 Olympics.
The disturbing parallels between professional football and the business of pimping
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year. Here is the best in sports writing.
The modern hip-hop classic reflects growing up in Compton “one thousand percent.”
Institutions like to plead ignorance whenever allegations of sex abuse become public, but they’re often complicit.
ESPN Sportscenter host Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for simply doing what she was hired to do: provide commentary on the news.
An interview with Erik Malinowski, author of ‘Betaball,’ which details the improbable rise of the Golden State Warriors.
Esquire writer Luke O’Neil recalls playing tackle football as a kid, where “you can hit so hard that you knock yourself out.”
When will one of the greatest teams in women’s basketball get its due?
Two baseball teams — one from the tough streets of West Oakland and the other from Havana — decide to play each other. When they meet in Cuba, a Berkeley documentary filmmaker captures it all.
The host was brought on to help redefine the floundering ESPN brand. Now she’s under attack, and the channel is nowhere to be seen.
Royce White’s skillset was tailor-made for the current NBA. Why he isn’t playing in the league is a shame.
He was compared to basketball superstars like Charles Barkley and LeBron James. But without comprehensive mental health treatment, Royce White found himself fighting for a new cause.
Did taking melodonium actually do anything for Maria Sharapova? Caitlin Thompson decided to take some to find out.
Williams plans to defend her Australian Open title just three months after giving birth.
In a sport that demands individualism, the Zverevs roll deep.
Georgia Cloepfil is only in her mid-twenties, but she already contemplating the end of her soccer career.
Hosting the Olympics too often spells doom for the host country.
O.J. Mayo was set for a long NBA career, but following a two-year suspension handed down in 2017, the precociously talented guard has vanished. Why?
The Basketball Tournament has its own Golden State Warriors—meet Overseas Elite, a team of ex-college and pro stars who can’t be stopped.
While playing basketball for eight years in six countries, Jackson Vroman was outgoing and personable, which is why his death in 2015 is even harder to comprehend.
Nelson Mandela long realized that sports was a great unifier.
Producer Jody Avirgan transforms the visual medium of sports into compelling audio stories.