“Manuel sees sports as the latest front in a culture war that fought — and lost — previous battles over same-sex marriage and trans bathroom bills.”
The Story of Honoring Negro League History and a Search for Buried Treasure
“But the numbers will never tell the true story of the Negro Leagues. They just won’t. For me, it is about context. I don’t want the legend of these athletes to ever die.”
The Plot to Kill the Olympics
“Just as the pandemic inspired political and social change the world over, so, during the course of 2020, did many of the bigger Olympic sports experience a quiet remaking.”
Hall of Fame-Bound Tamika Catchings and Our Conversation That Affirmed Everything
“She weaponized her hearing loss on and off the court, defied its desire to define her.”
The Next Cultural Battle: States Take Aim at Trans Athletes
Starting July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Fairness Act — signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves — will ban trans women and girls throughout Mississippi from playing school sports on women’s and girls teams.
Life Goals: Power Couple Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird
“When two people are on the same page, and they love each other, and they’re working towards something better, you can do a lot of good things.”
Little League, Revisited
Adam Kuhlmann was outmatched at the 1993 Little League World Series. His 11-year-old nephew helps him to learn from his errors.
Inside the Toxic Culture of the Nike Oregon Project ‘Cult’
Mary Cain was a promising distance running star when she began training under the revered Nike Oregon Project long-distance team. But Mary says that the team’s coach, Alberto Salazar, often publicly berated her for her weight, causing her to develop disordered eating and spiral into self-harm. Several former Nike Oregon Project members have come forward […]
What Hockey Gives and What Hockey Takes Away
Hockey is good for the heart and soul, but treacherous for the brain.
King of Pop
Tyshawn Jones made a name for himself in the skateboarding world by performing spectacular tricks on the chaotic streets of New York. At 20, he’s already opened a restaurant, founded his own hardware company, and was named Thrasher’s “Skater of the Year.”