Ray Rice Wins Appeal Of Indefinite N.F.L. Suspension, Now Immediately Eligible To Play

In a slap to the face of the N.F.L. and Commissioner Roger Goodell, an arbitrator has overturned the indefinite suspension that was imposed on former Ravens Running Back Ray Rice back in September.

Federal Judge Blocks New Jersey Sports Betting, But N.B.A. Commissioner Says ‘Legalize It’

Once again, a Federal Judge has barred New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting based on Federal law. it’s time for the Federal Government to get out of the way on this issue.

The New College Football Playoff System Won’t Be Any Better Than the B.C.S. Was

The B.C.S. was far from perfect, and the College Football Playoff system will be, at best, only slightly better.

Virginia GOP Senate Candidate Using Redskins Name Controversy In Hail Mary Ad Campaign

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie picked an odd issue on which to start his closing argument to Virginia voters.

Federal Judge Blocks Sports Betting In New Jersey, But It Should Be Legal Everywhere

Not surprisingly a Federal Judge has blocked New Jersey’s latest effort to legalize sports gaming. As a matter of policy, though, there’s no reason it shouldn’t be legal to place wagers on sporting events.

Sports Leagues File Suit To Stop Sports Gambling In New Jersey

All of the major sports leagues are trying to stop New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. They should not be allowed to succeed.

British Government Backs N.F.L. Franchise In London, But It Doesn’t Make Sense

The N.F.L. and the British Government are both behind the idea of a franchise in London, but the idea doesn’t really make sense for the league, or the game.

F.C.C. Set To Ban The Word “Redskins” From The Airwaves?

The F.C.C. will be considering a petition to ban the word “Redskins” from the airwaves.

F.C.C. Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Over N.F.L Objections

A long standing rule is finally repealed, but it’s not likely to change your viewing choices.

ESPN Was Right to Suspend Bill Simmons for Calling Roger Goodell a Liar

The Worldwide Leader has a conflict of interest. But it handled it correctly in this case.

Qatar Won’t Host World Cup, Says FIFA Official

A member of FIFA’s inner circle says Qatar won’t be hosting the 2022 World Cup after all.

‘Daily Show’ Ambushes Redskins Fans in Unfair Segment

These segments are usually unfair; they outdid themselves this time.

Despite Abuse Scandals, The NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

A new poll indicates that NFL fans plan to keep watching despite the recent domestic abuse scandals.

Texas Rangers Call Up Minor League Coach with Parkinsons So He Can Have Health Insurance

A heartwarming story. But why don’t minor league coaches have insurance?

The TMZification of Sports

Today’s sports media more closely resemble Court TV and TMZ than the SportsCenter of yore.

N.C.A.A. Lifts All Of Its Sanctions Against Penn State

Well, that punishment didn’t last for very long.

NFL Punishing Victim in Ray Rice Case

The firing actually hurts Janay Rice much more than it does Ray.

Being Jerry Jones

Washington Post Won’t Use ‘Redskins’ in Editorials–But Will on Sports Pages

The capital’s paper has issued a partial ban on the controversial nickname of the local NFL franchise.

Yes, Americans Care About Soccer Now

My latest for The Hill, “America Comes to Soccer,” has posted.

LeBron James Is Returning To Cleveland

‘The Decision’ is undecided.

Brazil’s Coach Shows How to Lose

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for the 7-1 loss to Germany.

LeBron James’ Game (Theory)

Does the NBA’s best player have first mover advantage? Or should he take his time?

Has Soccer Finally Captured American Hearts?

Only two 2013 college football games attracted more viewers that Tuesday’s World Cup match vs. Belgium.