Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck Retires At 29

Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck surprised the sports world last night by announcing an early retirement.

Tom Brady Is No Tom Terrific Says The Patent And Trademark Office

Tom Brady tried to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific.” It didn’t go so well.

Cowboys, Yankees Ranked As World’s Two Most Valuable Sports Franchises

New estimates place the Cowboys and Yankees at the top of the list of the most valuable sports franchises in the world.

Who’s Tennis’ GOAT?

Arguably, the three dominant players of today are 1-2-3.

U.S. Women’s Team World Cup Win Renews Fight Over ‘Pay Equity’

The victory of the U.S. Women’s team in the World Cup has renewed a long-standing argument over pay equity, but the issue is far more complicated than it seems.

U.S Women Win Fourth Overall World Cup, Second In A Row

The U.S. Women’s National Team won their second consecutive World Cup, their fourth overall, in a 2-0 win over The Netherlands.

Arizona Revoking Tax Benefits To Nike Likely Unconstitutional

The attempt by Arizona’s Governor to revoke tax benefits granted to Nike in the wake of the “Betsy Ross Flag” controversy is most likely unconstitutional.

Nike Pulls Old Glory Flag After Kaepernick Complaint

The ex-athlete has picked a bizarre target.

NBA Free Agency is the Best Free Agency

Every offseason re-aligns the sport in fascinating ways.

Bart Starr, Winning Quarterback In First Two Super Bowls, Dies At 85

Bart Starr, who led the Green Bay Packers to five N.F.L. Championships in the pre-Super Bowl era and in Super Bowls I and II, has died at the age of 85.

Trump May Reverse Mattis on Academy Grads Going Pro

The President revived an old debate but added some new twists.

Caster Semenya and the Limits of Binary Gender

We segregate men and women in sports for good reason. How we do that is complicated.

ESPN the Magazine Dead; Sports Illustrated Dying

A depressing day in the world of sports journalism.

Mathematics of Sports Scheduling

Putting together a fair slate of games is a whole lot harder than it looks.

Tiger Woods Pulls Off Masters Win After 11 Year Drought

Ending an eleven-year drought, Tiger Woods is back on top at a major tournament.

What the Hell is Going on at Carolina?

More turmoil in the UNC athletic program threatens Carolina’s academic standing.

AAF, RIP?

Yet another promising spring football league seems to have bitten the dust.

Martina Navratilova Faces Blowback For Comments On Transgender Athletes

Tennis great Martina Navratilova is facing criticism for raising questions about how sports handles the issue of transgender athletes competing within the gender they identify with. She shouldn’t be.

NFL Settles Colin Kaepernick Collusion Suit

A confidential agreement has ended a collusion suit filed against the National Football League in 2017.

Mariano Rivera Becomes First Unanimous Pick To Baseball Hall Of Fame

The best Relief Pitcher in Major League history has been unanimously inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

Citing Health Issues, Urban Meyer Retires As Ohio State Head Coach

Nine years after retiring as Head Coach at Florida, Urban Meyer announced earlier this week that he would retire from his current position at Ohio State after the Rose Bowl.

Russian Bots And Trolls Helping To Stir National Anthem Protest Controversy

New evidence indicates that the same Russian backed bots and trolls that sought to influence the 2016 election are now attempting to exploit the social divisions raised by the N.F.L. players kneeling during the National Anthem.

Naomi Osaka And The Changing Definition Of What It Means To Be ‘Japanese’

Lost in all the news about Serena Williams and her arguments with an umpire during last night’s match is the fact that Naomi Osaka represents the face of what appears to be a Japan that is changing for the better.

Sexism in Women’s Tennis?

Recent controversies over rules enforcement have some crying Foul!

No, The Buffalo Bills Didn’t Cause The Oklahoma City Terrorist Attack

Author Sam Anderson puts forward a rather strange hypothesis in Politico.

Ohio State Suspends Urban Meyer Three Games Amid Assistant Coach Abuse Scandal

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has suspended football coach Urban Meyer for three games over his handling of allegations of domestic violence by an Assistant Coach dating back to 2015.

ESPN Won’t Air Anthem Before Monday Night Football

ESPN won’t air the National Anthem before regular season games this year, but that probably won’t stop the President from ranting about it.

University Of Maryland Football Coach Suspended Amid Reports Of ‘Toxic Culture’

The head football coach at the University of Maryland has been suspended after reports of a “toxic environment” that led to the death of a student athlete in June.

National Anthem Protests Restart As N.F.L. Pre-Season Begins

The first night of games in the N.F.L. pre-season included some sporadic protests during the National Anthem, and prompted a predictable response from the President.

Glenn Jacobs, Better Known As WWE Wrestler Kane, Elected Mayor In Tennessee

You might say he body slammed the opposition.

N.F.L. Puts New Anthem Policy On Hold

In the wake of a grievance filed by the union representing players, the N.F.L. has suspended the new National Anthem policy it announced earlier this year. This guarantees even more cynical political exploitation by the President.

LeBron James Joins the Lakers

The NBA’s best player has moved closer to his business interests, leaving Cleveland devastated a second time.

Trump Dismisses Racial Injustice Concerns Of Kneeling N.F.L. Players

In a new interview, the President says that he doesn’t believe that N.F.L. players who kneel during the National Anthem have a real issue.

US-Canada-Mexico Win World Cup 2026 Bid

The North American delegation has won the right to lose a whole lot of money putting on a soccer tournament.

Justify Wins Triple Crown

For the second time in three years, we have a Triple Crown winner.

Warriors Win NBA Title, As Expected

There have been dynasties in American team sports before. But this one feels different.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Trump Position On N.F.L. Anthem Protests

Most Americans disagree with Trump on the N.F.L. National Anthem protests, but Republicans are behind him.

Reviving National Anthem Fires, Trump Revokes Eagles White House Invite

President Trump waded back into the National Anthem debate when he revoked the invitation of the Philadelphia Eagles to come to the White House today.

Conservatives Are On The Wrong Side Of The N.F.L. Anthem Debate

Conservatives claim to support freedom of speech and freedom of expression, but they’ve utterly failed that test when it comes to their reaction to players who peacefully and respectfully kneel during the National Anthem.

Jack Johnson, First Black Heavyweight Champion, Pardoned By President Trump

Jack Johnson, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act in a case obviously infected with racism, has been pardoned by President Trump.

Trump: If You Don’t Stand For The Anthem, Maybe You Should Leave The Country

President Trump’s response to the N.F.L.’s new National Anthem policy is as narrow-minded and divisive as you’d expected it to be.

N.F.L. To Fine Teams If Players Fail To “Stand And Show Respect” During National Anthem

The N.F.L. has come up with a dumb “solution” to a non-existent problem.

Las Vegas Golden Knights Defy History To Make The Stanley Cup Finals

In their first year as an NHL expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights have managed to do something that’s only been done once before in any of the ‘big four’ professional sports leagues in the United States.

Supreme Court Tosses Federal Law Barring Sports Betting

A big win for Federalism and common sense at the Supreme Court.

Rice Commission Issues NCAA Reform Recommendations

The Commission on College Basketball recommended an end to the one-and-done rule and other major reforms.

LeBron James Breaks Yet Another Record

Last night, he finished in double digits for his 867th consecutive game. There are 71 players in the Hall of Fame who didn’t play in that many games.

Anfernee Simons Bucks One-and-Done, Heads for NBA

A top basketball prospect is skipping the farcical year in college before turning pro.

Most Dominant Athletes of the Last 20 Years

ESPN the Magazine has broken out the slide rule to rank the top athletes during its first two decades.

BBC Pays John McEnroe 10 Times What it Pays Martina Navratilova

It may be time for transparency on pay structures so employees know what others in comparable positions are making.