One year ago, Flavia Pennetta wasn't sure how much more tennis was in her future. But here she is ... an Indian Wells champ, Howard Bryant writes.
With so much on the line, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have nothing to prove -- or do they, writes Howard Bryant.
No one questions how wonderfully gifted Agnieszka Radwanska is, but a fatal lack of power has kept her from joining the elite, writes Howard Bryant.
If you like a flashy shot-maker who defies a lot of what today's game is, we have just the guy for you: Alexandr Dolgopolov.
In ESPN The Magazine's Conspiracy Issue, Howard Bryant writes that Sloane Stephens is discovering that it is much easier to generate hype than it is to live up to it.
In ESPN The Magazine's Analytics Issue, Howard Bryant writes that some players linked to PEDs have been banished from baseball, but others have been granted redemption. There's something troubling with the justice there.
In spite of the science, we are still drawn to danger, damage, death in sports
In ESPN The Magazine's Cuba Issue, Howard Bryant writes that in order to reverse the fading presence of the black baseball star, MLB needs to radically rethink its pitch to young athletes.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Roger Goodell is considering giving fans more of what they want -- playoff football. But at what price?
The end of the ugly Alex Rodriguez case likely means the start of a new era of labor strife in Major League Baseball.
Novak Djokovic is already one of the greatest players ever, but to cement a truly elite legacy he needs to get busy winning more Grand Slam titles, writes Howard Bryant.
There is nothing in tennis that beats the breathtaking Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal rivalry.
The game seems to come almost too easily to Sloane Stephens, but she still has a lot of work to do in 2014.
Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Roger Federer find themselves at crossroads as the 2014 season kicks off.
In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Howard Bryant writes that it's time for the NFL to embrace a drug that can help relieve players of their pain: marijuana.
In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Jonathan Martin's biggest mistake was failing to abide by the code of black masculinity that governs every NFL locker room.