Sports once again are being challenged by a deep and seemingly intractable societal issue: the male problem of defining weakness though homophobia and misogyny.
Are there lessons in baseball's last round of labor strife for NBA commissioner David Stern? He is racing, like Philly-era Barkley on a fast break, toward a showdown.
Boston sports fans have been treated to championships from all four of their major pro sports teams in the last seven years. A writer reflects on the way it is and the way it was in his hometown.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
What have we learned from Manny Ramirez and Terrell Owens in the past few weeks? Maybe it's that the balance of power is shifting to ownership in pro sports.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should suspend New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick two games and not allow him to work on game plans, practice or communicate with his team for two weeks, says ESPN.com senior writer Howard Bryant.