February 10, 2021

5 storylines to watch at the 2021 Australian Open

The 2021 tennis season is officially underway with Australian Open tuneup events taking place in Melbourne. COVID-19 has dramatically altered the lead-up to the first Grand […]
February 7, 2021

2021 Australian Open predictions: Winners, dark horses, and early upsets

Against most odds, the 2021 Australian Open will take place over the next fortnight in Melbourne. Herculean efforts by local health authorities, Tennis Australia, and the […]
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, […]