Kevin Durant talks about mentality after signing with the Warriors

New Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant hasn't talked a whole lot about his league-altering decision to move on from the Oklahoma City Thunder since publicly announcing...
J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt deserves a huge raise

After watching the events of the 2016 NFL offseason unfold, one thing is crystal clear: J.J. Watt deserves a massive raise. Universally accepted as the top defensive player,...

LeBron James speaks up about violence during ESPYs appearance

Cleveland Cavaliers forward and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James has been a voice of reason regarding the recent uptick of violence on American streets in recent...
Cristiano Ronaldo

Euro 2016: It was Portugal’s strategy, not luck

Commentators are romanticists, believing in the purity of football's historic moments. Journalists are sensationalists, looking for the headline and keyword that entices. Fans are realists, stuck between the factual,...

Why it’s foolish to criticize importance of MLB’s All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game has always held special importance for sports fans during the summer months. It's a game that has brought some of the most-memorable...

Ben Watson talks systemic racism and ‘Black Lives Matter’

In the wake of last week's tragedies in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas, the collective consciousness of the United States has been taken to a whole new level. While...
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USGA drops ball again at U.S. Women’s Open

The USGA will not be looking back at the summer of 2016 with fondness. After bungling a penalty to eventual champ Dustin Johnson in the men's U.S....

Six reasons we shouldn’t criticize Kevin Durant’s decision

Kevin Durant shook up the entire landscape of the NBA when he decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Joining a team that won 73 games this...

America’s pastime and the Fourth of July, a relationship of patriotism

No matter how popular the National Football League might be. No matter the growth of the National Basketball Association in the modern era. No matter the prolonged...
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Columnist calls for an end to singing of ‘God Bless America’

The song "God Bless America" became a staple around sports venues following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. It was a way for the people of this nation...

Lakers already botching free agency?

When the Los Angeles Lakers — with an abundance of cap room — can't get a meeting with the NBA's top free agent, we know something has...

2016 has taught us about life and sports

It was just this past weekend that I was sitting around a dinner table with my family in Cancun. The sports world itself, an aspect of society...
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2016 U.S. Open gives USGA a serious black eye

The USGA did not have a good week at the 2016 U.S. Open -- the body's flagship event. Eventual champion Dustin Johnson was notified of a possible one-stroke...
Madison Bumgarner

It’s time to change Home Run Derby format

Pitchers want a part of the Home Run Derby. It's abundantly clear. https://twitter.com/Noahsyndergaard/status/741654777969287168?lang=en Other than Noah Syndergaard, the idea of pitchers in the home run derby has also been endorsed...

Time to stop making MLB All-Star Game ‘count’

The MLB All-Star Game is the best mid-season showcase of all the major sports. That may not be saying much, as the NBA and NHL All-Star Games are...
Barry Bonds

Exploring the Hall of Fame worthiness of Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds and the media had an acrimonious relationship through his career. Now, as the first year hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, Bonds is not only acknowledging...

Why 26 NBA teams are useless fodder every year

Tell me, can you remember the last Cinderella team in the NBA? Every year the NBA goes through the motion of playing 82 games for each team. Then two...

Billy Donovan deserves more credit for Thunder rolling

The Oklahoma City Thunder are absolutely rolling over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Russell Westbrook has found another gear, Kevin Durant is finally...
NFL gambling, Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

Holding a press conference at this week's NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league...

Report: NFL attempted to influence government study on concussions

If you have paid attention to the NFL's often backhanded approach to the issue of concussions in the sport over the past few decades, none of this will...