I remember the moment well, save for all of the details. It was a bar with food, or maybe a restaurant with drinks. It was for sure on the North Side of Chicago. There was beautiful reclaimed wood everywhere, with tables to match. Big windows looking onto the street covered all of one wall. I was there with one, two,…
Starting in January Nike will sell their first high-performance hijab for professional athletes.
According to Nike, the hijab was designed with the help of a wide variety of athletes like weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, figure skater Zahra Lari, and boxer Zeina Nassar, among others. Included in the campaign is also U.S.…
In eighth grade, I was a starting wideout and cornerback for my middle school football team, the St. Bartholomew Bruins. Our team that year went undefeated and won the Pittsburgh Diocese, and our only close game that season came during the championship, which we won on a last-second touchdown caught by yours truly—a…
A group of players in the National Football League accepted an offer from NFL owners for $100 million for social justice causes in exchange for ... umm ... we want to use a term that expresses the exact sentiment while still conveying a modicum of journalistic integrity. We think the most precise way to describe what…
If there is ever a lesson to be learned about LaVar Ball, it is that the man has powered up on his smack-talk game, and you will never be able to best him at it, even if you bring him on your CNN news show in an attempt to do so. Unfortunately, CNN host Chris Cuomo became the object lesson of this Monday night.
“Golf is a good walk spoiled,” a famous man once said, speaking to the author of A Book of Quotes. Would it not, in our modern world, be more accurate to say, pithily, “Fuck golf—golfing ass motherfuckers?”
The government has a marketing department that your tax dollars have paid for—and they’re using professional sports to sell patriotism to you. Here’s how.
Imagine being a major sports magazine doing a cover story on the players and team leaders who spoke up and spoke out on the issues of race and inequality, and the right to freedom of personal expression—just to leave out the player who is the reason these discussions are being had in the first place.
Updated Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 9:30 p.m. EDT: Because the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is looking for ways to prove that Michael Bennett somehow deserved the treatment he got from its officers 12 days ago, the department now says that it is investigating whether or not he was involved in an altercation…
While free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still without an NFL home for his protest against the killing by police of unarmed African-American men, women and children, he still has at least one NFL supporter.
No one ever said playing football was good for your brain. By this point, most sports fans have heard that those who suffer repeated concussions could possibly also suffer early-onset dementia and other neurological symptoms. This, in fact, could have lead Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher to kill his girlfriend and…
What was apparently intended as a lighter Wall Street Journal story about the dress code for tennis players at Wimbledon took a turn toward the, uh, racist in a tweet promoting the story on Thursday morning.
He might not be Michael Jordan, or even LeBron James, but Steph Curry has just agreed to what amounts to the richest deal in NBA history.
A 17-year-old created a buzz when he showed up on a recruiting trip to one of college football’s most vaunted programs wearing one of the blackest shirts of all time.
The WNBA’s Seattle Storm has become the first team in professional sports to officially support Planned Parenthood, both politically and financially.
Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned to an NFL team. He’s supposedly finished as a player. But someone forgot to tell actual fans they were supposed to shun him.
Los Angeles police are investigating a report of racist graffiti at Cleveland Cavalier player LeBron James’ Brentwood, L.A. home. According to the LAPD, the n-word had been spray painted on the outside gate of James’ house.