There were plenty of great reasons for LeBron James to stay in Miami, and plenty of better ones to avoid Cleveland. So why go back home?
Statues are the world's attempt to immortalize an individual. But the individual has to accomplish something that warrants their immortalization.
Traditions have their place in our society, but they should never have a detrimental impact on a sport, nor should the rules that these traditions sometimes lead to.
Is there any way to determine who'll have the biggest impact on the league? Of course not. We'll simply have to wait and see.
Conventional wisdom says that you can't beat Father Time. True, but Duncan, Ginobili and Parker have given Father Time a black eye and a fat lip.
The league insists on extracting every dime it possibly can and staying at the forefront of the sports news cycle year-round — and it's often the players who pay the price.
Soccer just can't catch on in the United States. Is the game beneath Americans because it's foreign?
If racial slurs are a significant part of your football tradition, you need to change that tradition — immediately.
I'm among those who picked LeBron James and the Miami Heat to win their third straight NBA title on the eve of this year's playoffs. But there's a small-market team in Texas that might have something to say about it, and they've made a believer out of me.
Young team on the rise or middling overachiever that caught a few lucky breaks? That's the identity crisis facing the Washington Wizards.
The 2014 NFL Draft was held on Friday, May 9 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
For the good of the NBA, Donald Sterling has to go. The question is, can anyone make him?
How sweet it is! The Kentucky Derby — the best two minutes in sports? — is upon us again.
I'm one of those sports guys who gets a kick out of witnessing history. That's a major part of the reason why I'd like to see the Miami Heat win their third straight title.
Kevin Ollie's Huskies made good on his prediction that the team would reach the Final Four. And it came as no surprise to those who know him.
For those of you who want to watch a Tiger-less Masters, go right ahead and enjoy that bland version of golf.
If you're a college hoops fan, it would be an understatement to say the last two weeks have been pure basketball excitement.
I’m still trying to figure out why they have this tournament.
"March Madness" is finally here. And it's the best event in all of sports.
When we watch the March Madness highlights, what we see time and time again are slam dunks and three-point field goals — and it has to stop.
On Friday, the Major League Baseball exhibition season began. That makes me happy on so many levels.
The NFL has become full-time, big business. But as much as I can appreciate the league and all that it represents, I have no appreciation at all for the scouting combine.
The Yankees' storied history is full of baseball legends, many with career numbers much better than Derek Jeter's. So why is he one of the most beloved in franchise history?
As I journey through this month of February, I'll certainly remember the contributions of George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., just to name a few. But, I'll be sure to also recognize all the great work done by two of my favorite African-Americans, Jackie Robinson and Curt Flood.
Gentlemen, please! Stop it!
I know. You've read enough about the threatening weather that could negatively affect this year's Super Bowl. So, I won't bother to reiterate the old news that the game could be wrought by snow, ice and frigid temperatures.
In just over two weeks, the 2014 Sochi Olympics will commence. I've begun my official countdown as we march toward the 22nd Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Feb. 6. I must admit, when I hear the word "Olympics, " I get excited about the 100-meter dash, boxing, basketball, swimming, etc. Oh, that's right — this is the Winter Olympics!
I say thanks to the Bowl Championship Series for 16 years of service, and wish it a fond farewell. With that said, I'm excited about ushering in a new playoff system in college football, which will provide us with some of the most competitive games ever.
IBF junior welterweight champion and D.C. native Lamont Peterson will defend his title against undefeated Dierry Jean on Jan. 25 at the D.C. Armory.
Jay Gruden must have a successful first season, i.e., more wins than losses. Anything short of that and the fan base will quickly become frustrated and impatient. Quite frankly, we don't like losing around here.
I'll promise you that 2014 will be one of the most exciting years in sports history.
It should be unlawful to use the words snow and Super Bowl in the same sentence.
Clearly, the winds of change are blowing in professional sports.
Despite Jameis Winston's win, the question remains: should the Heisman be awarded based solely on performance or should off-field issues be included in the evaluation formula?
One missed field goal attempt later, and we're smack in the middle of a vintage end-of-season rankings controversy — yet again.
This summer, the Brooklyn Nets made splashy, pricy acquisitions that were supposed to make them immediate title contenders. So far, let's just say the early returns on those big investments have been scant.
With only a few weeks left in the college football regular season, we stand on the verge of one of the biggest revenue generators in sports — the bowl games. Each of these games can bring millions of dollars to the schools that are fortunate enough to participate. But of all the money earned, none of it will be shared with the players themselves.
As we travel through life, sometimes we arrive at certain places and a familiar feeling comes over us — déjà vu, if you will. I've got a hunch that the Washington Redskins are experiencing a bit of déjà vu right about now.
We need a college football playoff system — today.
Are some people slow to accept Condoleezza Rice as a member of the NCAA college football playoff selection committee simply because she is a woman?
We've consistently heard the rhetoric of college players and their supporters on such issues of player compensation and concussion reform. Last week, the Grambling State University football team decided to couple their talking with action.
This year, it’s been a far different story for PED offenders. Their teams and fans have welcomed them back with big hugs and kisses following their 50-game infractions — which is the way it should be.
The Washington Redskins have won one game going into Week 6 of this season. After Week 6 is over, the Redskins could be in first place in the NFC East. I know, it's hard to believe.
Washington didn't win Sunday, they survived.
What's become painfully obvious is that the Redskins' defense has to play much better, particularly against the pass.
Once again, the king of boxing was victorious. Catch him while you still can, though, because he surely can't do this much longer.
At last, we've reached the day of the Redskins-Eagles season opener. And unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere, you know that Robert Griffin III is playing and Chip Kelly is coaching.
Over the past couple of years, I have boldly and consistently stated that the NCAA no longer has relevance. Now I have proof.
As we approach the upcoming fall sports season, the sidelines will again be filled with supportive — and often vocal — parents.
For those of you who thought Alex Rodriguez's off-the-field struggles would divide and destroy the New York Yankees — get over it!