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Growing Pains...

Khai Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Khai Gordon

Over the past few months, the news has been consumed with stories regarding past and present players and their inability to stay out of trouble. Ear...

ESPN And PEN Team Up For Sports Writing Award

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — ESPN and a leading writers organization agree: Sports stories can be literature. The Bristol, Conn.-based cable television sports ne...

USA Takes One and Two Spots with Full International Field

Jim Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jim Garfield

USA Takes One and Two Spots with Full International Field Another stunning day unveiled itself in the French Alps for the second full day of competit...

Iditarod Drug Testing Coming Soon For Popular Competition

cbssports.com | CBSSports.Com Wire Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Every human competitor now running the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will be tested for alcohol and illegal drugs on the trail for...

Don't Just Sit, Dance & Get Fit Contest: Break the Trend of Childhood Inactivity

Leisa Naples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leisa Naples

I have created the Children's "Dance to Get Fit" Contest. Parents that are interested can enter their children and the winner will receive ballet, tap, jazz or hip hop lessons for a year.

New York Head Case

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolaus Mills

NEW YORK HEAD CASE By Nicolaus Mills If Governor David Paterson has his way, New York State's ban on mixed martial arts will be repealed some time ...

The Washington Wizards Dumped Jamison, Butler, and Haywood -- Can They Dump Arenas and His Contract?

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

At the beginning of this NBA season, the Wizards featured an NBA Jams-worthy triumvirate and had visions of a playoff run. Fast forward to today, and the team has been gutted.

How Sports Attacks Public Education

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

This is the world that students see every day: boosters and alumni come first, while they've been instructed to cheer their teams, pay their loans, and mind their business.

USA-Holland Fall Out

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

The US fell to defeat 2-1 after a late surge against the vaunted Dutch. Overall the US was outmatched by Holland, but they certainly didn't get played off the field.

Do We Need Affirmative Action Admissions at NBA Games?

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coleman

I am puzzled as to why there are almost no African American fans in the audience at NBA playoff games. Where are other middle class African Americans like me who could purchase a ticket?

Carl Edwards Crash VIDEO: Talladega NASCAR Crash

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

***UPDATE*** It appears that this crash involved Carl Edwards, who was bumped by Brad Keselowski, which sent his car flying into the stands. A cras...

Sachin Tendulkar: The Michael Jordan Of India

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Jason Overdorf NEW DELH, India -- At 7:30 on a sunny Saturday morning, most of the city is still fast asleep. Rush hour won't begin until 10. ...

What to Watch for in USA-Holland Match

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

The US plays Holland this afternoon in an important tune-up for the World Cup, which is now less than 100 days away. This is also coach Bob Bradley's last opportunity to get US players together before he has to select the 23-man roster.

Con Games: O Canada, of Thee We Sing

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Conniff

Why can't we be more like Canada? They host the Olympics like they mean it. They smile. They play hockey and penalty-kill. And they have the Canadian Mounties.

March Into Madness

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Maggie Lamond Simone

March Madness strikes again. My guess is that its called "madness" because even die-hard fans could not possibly watch that much basketball without experiencing some sort of mental breakdown.

A Vote Against the NFL's New Overtime Proposal

David Roher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Roher

The new overtime rules the NFL is considering for playoff games only negligibly improve upon the problem they are trying to fix, and in doing so they make the rules much more complicated.

No Gold Medal for Homophobic Olympics Coverage

Jarrett Barrios | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarrett Barrios

There is a deep and deeply troubling assumption in the minds of sports commentators that "it's a man's world" and that means gay people or those who break gender norms aren't welcome.

Disney, ESPN Open A New Path For Youth Sports Attention.

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Slowly, steadily, the good folks at Disney and ESPN have turned one of the brand's more quizzical efforts into a mecca, not for characters, but for th...

How the LA Clippers Made Me a Better Hindu

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

As Clippers fans, we've never been attached to the fruits of our fandom because we don't have any fruits to be attached to!

2010 NYC Winter Olympics

Willow Duttge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Willow Duttge

The 2010 New York City Winter Olympics, officially the XXI New York City Olympic Winter Games, is a prominent local sporting event held every four years.

Marvell Scott Pleads Not Guilty In New York Rape Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A former New York City sportscaster was indicted Tuesday on charges he raped a 14-year-old runaway working as a prostitute. Dr. Marv...

Dwight Howard: Not Yet Superman

Michael Pina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Pina

Dwight Howard is defensively one of the NBA's most intimidating presences, but he's just not there yet with the ball in his hands. Show me a drop step to the baseline. Offer us up a nifty up and under that makes the most disciplined defender look like a riddling induced ferret.

USA-El Salvador: What Did We Learn

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Max Bergmann

The US just plain and simple lacked class in the final third and El Salvador just lacked class, giving the ball away in their own half endlessly.

Tiger Woods And The Importance Of Amends

Adia Colar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adia Colar

When I found out Tiger Woods would offer a public apology last Friday, I wanted to hear it. It isn't my responsibility to judge his sincerity. But I was interested because of my own experiences with amends.

My Road to the Olympics: Wyoming Times

David Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Parker

I've always wanted to compete in the Winter Olympics. It's been my dream to win a gold medal and usher in an era of world peace with a well-publicized high-five with a North Korean athlete.