December 3, 2012 With growing controversy over the risk of permanent brain injury in contact sports, researchers find an association between repetitive head trauma and brain disease in samples taken from deceased athletes. Many were professional football players.
February 3, 2012 High school football players experienced brain changes long before they had symptoms of concussion. The findings suggest that concussions come from cumulative damage, researchers say.
January 4, 2012 A legendary sports commentator missed contexts on violent hazing by historically black marching bands and on end zone preening by mostly black professional football players. But criticizing another racial culture is OK. It all depends on how, and where you think we are as a nation in racial relations.
December 5, 2011 There's a little Luck, a lot of Ball and even a Honey Badger among the five finalists for college football's top individual honor, the Heisman Trophy. It'll be presented Saturday night in New York.
October 3, 2011 ESPN says it won't use Hank Williams Jr. in tonight's Monday Night Footballprogram, after the singer compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler earlier today. Williams made the remark on Fox News, while talking about Obama playing golf with Speaker John Boehner.
February 23, 2011 NFL players who suffer violent blows to the head in games will be evaluated for possible concussions by using a new system in the 2011-2012 season, according to reports.
February 14, 2011 The Brazilian is thought by many to be the greatest "striker" in soccer history. He retires with two World Cup championships and a record 15 World cup goa.s
February 3, 2011 People get fired for all sorts of reasons. Chicagoan John Stone never thought wearing a tie with the logo of an opposing sports team would be one of them. Fortunately, his story has a happy ending.
January 19, 2011 ESPN's SportsCenter is a favorite program among Americans, known for its upbeat, fast-paced analysis of the games and its respective players. But would a foreigner favor sports broadcasting outside his or her home country? An Englishman tells all.
November 1, 2010 The Minnesota Vikings have waived the contract of receiver Randy Moss. The AP reports that coach Brad Childress told his players about the move Monday, one day after Moss and the Vikings suffered their third loss in four games.
August 30, 2010 While a couple of my favorite shows received the Emmy awards they deserved, Friday Night Lights was yet again snubbed. Although the show has a strong cult following, some think it's time the show got its recognition for its originality.
August 17, 2010 Research suggests head trauma in athletes can lead to damage that looks like Lou Gehrig's Disease. It raises the possibility that the famous baseball player might not have had the disease named for him.
June 30, 2010 Many are claiming that the football starts featured in Nike's "Write the Future" campaign are cursed, just like the athletes on the covers of Madden and Sports Illustrated.
June 9, 2010 The vuvuzela — to blow or not to blow (during the World Cup)? That is the question.