Sports

A Line of Awesomeness

With the continuing chaos coming out of Washington on an almost daily basis, we need re-acquaint ourselves with our better angels. This week, I offer three baseball stories.

This commentary is only 217 words, but it speaks volumes about civility and the simple human kindness … Read More

In Friday’s commentary (Right Message, Wrong Moment), I sided with Serena Williams’s point about a double standard that women are held more accountable for their bad behavior than men. I was wrong.

Near the end of this year’s women’s U.S. Open final, Williams … Read More

Last Saturday’s U.S. Open Women’s final should have been an incredible moment for Japan’s Naomi Osaka. It wasn’t, thanks to some excessive anger by a professional who should know better.

The 20-year old Osaka, soft-spoken and shy, was in tears after winning the match on … Read More

“I will never give up. I will keep fighting till the end.” – Jim Kelly, honoree of the Jimmy V Award at the annual ESPY Awards.

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Near the end of his career, Sir Winston Churchill – the most quoted individual along with Lincoln – … Read More

No. 12

Baseball season begins in just 10 days, and what better way to begin than with a great baseball story. Football may be America’s most popular game, but baseball is forever.

Actually, that’s the title of a new book by former Washington Post columnist and peace … Read More

Sneaker-Gate

Back before journalists began adding the suffix “gate” to any scandal after Watergate, one of the biggest crimes in sports exploded exactly 97 years ago last Friday. As The New York Times reported on September 29, 1920:

EIGHT WHITE SOX PLAYERS ARE INDICTED ON … Read More

“If the National Football League players want to take a knee, they should take a knee at night, every night, and thank God in heaven Donald J. Trump is president of the United States… He’s done such a tremendous job…” – Steve Bannon, former W.H. … Read More