February, 2022

  • 13 February

    A Brief History of the NFL

    For Super Bowl LVI, three songs performed by four Black American female vocalists will offer a musical suite of unity in the face of division.

July, 2021

  • 24 July

    What Would the Ancient Greeks Think of an Olympics with No Fans?

    No matter how many world records are broken and unprecedented feats accomplished at the 2020 games, the empty arenas will attract no gods or genuine heroes: The Tokyo games are even less enchanted than previous modern games.

February, 2018

  • 11 February

    Will the Olympics’ Green Makeover Have Lasting Effects

    The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?

June, 2016

  • 7 June

    Final Bell Sounds for Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

    He moved from fearsome warrior to benevolent monarch and then benign venerated figure. Now Ali has moved on again.

February, 2016

  • 5 February

    If Football is Deadly, Why Do We Still Watch?

    The evidence that football leads to brain injury is mounting, but there are two big reasons why it's not likely to change anytime soon.

October, 2015

  • 19 October

    Baseball’s Ethnic Tensions Run Deeper Than Bat Flips

    Why do white players seem so intent on preserving an unspoken set of rules?

June, 2015

  • 21 June

    How Much Energy Does the Super Bowl Use?

    The Super Bowl is huge and more expensive for America, and perhaps the environment, than most people realize. Still, the Super Bowl has quite a ways to go before it catches up in size and cost to the World Cup.

April, 2015

  • 10 April

    Nearly 100 Years Ago, Baseball Almost Banned Broadcasts

    With owners deeply divided over radio, a 20-year tug-of-war would ensue.

March, 2015

  • 11 March

    Not Really Cricket

    Pakistan needs those involved in its World Cup cricket team selection to keep the national interest before personal likes and dislikes. But then this is Pakistan where merit is a disqualifier both in sports and politics.

February, 2015

  • 12 February

    Pakistan: Selecting Weak Teams

    The Pakistan Cricket Board officials must shun their over-inflated egos and get Saeed Ajmal back in the team. On his part Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will do well by re-forming his Cabinet immediately before someone else does it for him.