The main reason owners and athletes stay away from mixing politics and sport is that it allows them to sell their product more easily. In doing so, pro sports conforms to classic capitalist ideology.
A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
Trump-style views on freedom of expression and patriotism have been found wanting many times before.
Team owners' defense of their players 'taking a knee' during the national anthem shows the vital role business leaders play in political discourse – one championed by Citizens United.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
A recent study that showed that 110 of 111 brains of deceased NFL players had a serious brain disease raised concerns once again about concussions. But there's a lot we still need to know.
A study of the brains of 111 NFL players after their deaths showed that 110 had degenerative brain disease. Here are some expert analyses of what can be done to stop brain injury from sports.
Since Michael Sam came out in 2014, no one in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL has done the same. Are the barriers to coming out still holding firm? Or are there signs that the tide could soon turn?
Recognizing that the game itself is often lopsided and boring, the NFL, through the years, has worked to minimize its significance.
Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
The controversy over Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the National Anthem isn’t a watershed moment. It's only the latest chapter in a long history of people trying to control how black people behave.
Live events like sports seemed immune to streaming services' assault on traditional broadcast TV. Now that might change.
With chips embedded in footballs in Thursday night games, the NFL is moving toward a data-driven future. How will fans, media and teams benefit?
If your city has a team with a Native American mascot, you're more likely to hold stereotypical views of Native people.
Like George Washington, Colin Kaepernick is willing to sacrifice for America.
Virtual reality technology is a radical departure from traditional video presentation, with myriad applications in both consumer media and in athletic practice.
Is there now so much information being shown on football broadcast screens that it's time for another announcerless game?
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.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith's latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.