December 27, 2020

How sports became 'an American obsession' 100 years ago

Baseball had yet to tar Shoeless Joe Jackson as a cheat when the sweet-swinging outfielder, one of eight Chicago White Sox players alleged to have thrown […]
December 21, 2020

How 2020 changed the experience and the future of sports fandom

The fan who scolded the Houston Astros through a megaphone this October was radicalized by the franchise’s stealing of signs, an ethical breach that Tim Kanter, […]
August 31, 2020

5 storylines to watch at the US Open: Will Djokovic do it again in New York?

It’s certainly different, but Grand Slam tennis is upon us yet again. Novak Djokovic and Sofia Kenin were the victors in Melbourne when the tours last […]
July 2, 2020

There's no need to pretend sports will save us all right now

The trials and tribulations of the sporting world over the past few months can be bookended fairly neatly by two incidents. The first helped trigger the […]