Story-telling might not quite be dead in coverage of sports, but it's at least on the endangered-species list. How can anyone dig into telling a story or offering real glimpses of people in sports if they are focused on tweeting every few minutes, or, for that matter, reading tweets?
Baseball's winter meetings are a bizarre spectacle, a lot of people standing around chasing rumors with not much going on much of the time, which was why it was a big deal when super-agent Scott Boras chose the occasion to talk up the idea of the A's moving to San Jose.
Kobe Bryant became the fifth player and the youngest to reach the 30,000 career point plateau in last night's Lakers win in New Orleans. The other four? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.
It took professional wrestling some 80 years to finally admit it's fake. How long will it take Sammy Sosa?
Athletes are perfectly positioned on high school campuses to help stop bullying when it starts.
This cannot be repeated often enough. The public should never, ever pay for a stadium or arena for a pro sports team again.
Unfortunately for the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez is not the only aging slugger on the roster who no longer hits like he once did, but to whom they owe a lot of money.
The playoffs being what they are, we knew that only one team -- and its fans -- would actually be happy when the whole thing was over. So what did the Tigers and all the other "losers" (and yes, that includes the Yankees) learn from the playoffs?
The thing about me is that I don't know or care about sports at all. I'm even skeptical that other people genuinely like sports, rather than the proto-nationalist emotional catharsis of being fans. But with heart and mind open, I sought to understand.
Today's best sports bars reimagine what the collective sports experience really is.
Pundits are having a hard time figuring out what to make of the San Francisco Giants' recent World Series win. Nobody is arguing the team didn't deserve the crown; but when a team wins two championships in three years, it arouses discussion of the d-word.
Talk about cliches being accurate. The Dallas Cowboys nearly beat the Giants on a last second touchdown pass but Dez Bryant's hand was out of bounds by inches.
The off-season for the Yankees will be as intriguing as their playoff performance. There is little tolerance for dramatic failure.
Parents all know to read bedtime stories to their kids to build an early foundation for literacy, but most parents do not make numbers a part of the daily home routine.
The World Series is Shazam-enabled, allowing television viewers in the United States to use their mobile and tablet devices to synch up to their tele...
It didn't take long for someone to bring up his name as soon as Pablo Sandoval slammed his third home run in the first game of the World Series. Reggie Jackson. And it didn't take long for it to trigger the biggest regret of my life.