More girls are playing high school football, even as the sport draws fewer participants overall in an injury-conscious era.
What a day in the life of Jessica Mendoza, ESPN's first female Major League Baseball analyst, is like.
"It's 7 a.m. and SportsCenter: AM co-anchor Sage Steele is rushing to the studio. She's about to spend the next three hours sparring with her co-hosts. She charges ahead — there’s only two minutes before the show goes live — so it seems as though the towering 5’11” anchor is going to pass me by with no acknowledgment. Then she stops."
Who isn't behind home plate? Women.
From what to call the events to facing social media backlash, hosting Ladies Night at the ballpark can be a minefield for baseball organizations.
The WNBA is on the frontlines of activism. Why is no one paying attention?
In 1970, as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Dock Ellis pitched a no-hitter on LSD.
This fact has become baseball legend, and Ellis a cult hero. There are T-shirts that state this achievement. There is a recent documentary about the pitcher’s life, its title is simply, No No: A Dockumentary. You can watch an animated short about the accomplishment, and listen to Ellis himself narrate. Every year on June 12th, sports publications will predictably churn out think pieces memorializing the 197...
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On August 21st, during a preseason game against the New York Giants, approximately a dozen members of the Cleveland Browns kneeled in prayer during the National Anthem, making it the single largest anthem protest against police brutality and racialized violence in the NFL. The statement comes as Ohio is deeply entrenched in a battle for racial justice, where black residents are pleading with their police departments to stop killing them.
‘Straight Outta Rehab’ shirts remind people in recovery of their progress, but what do they forget?
Two new books at the fraught intersection of sports and mental illness.