Sweetness And Light Frank Deford's weekly commentary on sports appears Wednesdays on NPR.org.
National Anthem Adds Little to Sporting Events
Mavericks Owner Cuban Blazes Odd Trail
The Most Wonderful (Sports) Time of the Year
Deford Hails the World Cup's 'Rock Stars of Sweat'
Federer and Nadal Reach for Tennis Greatness
Some Women Athletes Follow a Sordid Path
A Natural Combination: Dance and Basketball
Baseball's Steroid Investigation Needs Independence
Athletes Turned Politicians Go Republican
Lacrosse Grabs America's Attention
Golf Fails Executives in Quest to Win at Business
In Praise of Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez
George Mason Saves the NCAA Tournament
Roller Derby Queen was Best Bad Girl in Sports