Back in 2008 when the then President-Elect Obama was asked about college football and how they determine a national champion, he explained that an eight-team championship would be the ideal playoff.
All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.
I have been out of the country for less than three weeks and it is mid-summer when not much happens of note. The first thing I confronted on returning was a total reorganization of the local supermarket. Under the influence of jet lag I found this quite disorienting. As it turned out, this was only one of many changes that faced me.
After reviewing the footage and analyzing a series of bad plays since Janay Rice's attack, it's clear that the victims of domestic violence whose attackers play for professional sports associations are in desperate need of a strong defensive lineup.
It's time for our institutions to scrap their crisis communication plans when it comes to violence against women, and replace them with real plans to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable.
Lost in the shadows of towering headlines about LeBron's return home, the World Cup, and the All-Star Game, there is a headline not nearly as sexy, that will change the landscape for all student athletes across our nation.
The ESPYS is more than a celebration of athletic achievement. It's a gathering of athletes and entertainers who band together in utilizing their collective platforms to fight against cancer in hopes of finding a cure for it.
I'm going to be a pest this week and get a song stuck in your head, but it's an OK song, so it won't be that bad. And you'll definitely remember the s...
Soccer haters should get a red card. Clearly, the sport is emerging in this country.
I am a neurotic, handwringing New Yorker and Phil Jackson is a Zen Master. He will continue to move forward on his mission to bring a championship to New York, with or without Melo and whatever the outcome, he probably won't lose any sleep.
These statistics tell only part of the story, as does the continued investment into these sports on the professional, collegiate, high school and youth league levels from heavy hitters like TV networks, top brands and advertisers.
The "big W," for me, is not just the Win, but Women winning, and after this week's performance at the historic US Women's Open, Michelle Wie. There se...
Spanning fiction, essays, science writing, biography, sports writing, translation and children's books, the 2014 PEN Literary Awards celebrate the best of literature from around the world.
To the human eye, without the benefit of replay, it's easy to be conned by players simulating being fouled. Sorry, simulation, you ask? Okay, let's call it what it is -- cheating!
With hot temperatures to greet the athletes and spectators (plenty of whom made the trek from California) and the introduction of a music festival featuring the likes of Kanye West and Pretty Lights, there was plenty of fashion sense to go around.
I recently made what I thought would be a harmless comment on Rachel Maddow's Twitter timeline about government agencies being wasteful and ineffectiv...