Boxer Jack Johnson was relentlessly reprimanded for his arrogance and opulent lifestyle. But what was the criticism really about?
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.
The roll-out has been a bit clunky, but there’s potential.
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Live events like sports seemed immune to streaming services' assault on traditional broadcast TV. Now that might change.
The NFL joins the Age of Metrics.
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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?
The Washington Redskins have been a flashpoint for the controversy surrounding Native American mascots.
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If your city has a team with a Native American mascot, you're more likely to hold stereotypical views of Native people.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2014.
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Like George Washington, Colin Kaepernick is willing to sacrifice for America.
Indiana University football coach Kevin Wilson explains VR-enabled training to his players.
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Virtual reality technology is a radical departure from traditional video presentation, with myriad applications in both consumer media and in athletic practice.
Eye in the sky: the ‘spidercam’ is just one of the technological innovations bringing ever more information to football fans.
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Is there now so much information being shown on football broadcast screens that it's time for another announcerless game?
Is a warning enough?
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.
Will Smith as Dr Bennet Omalu.
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.
O.J. Simpson, flanked by his lawyers, pumps his fists after the verdict is read in October 1995.
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.
The Fed knows when to adjust its strategy and go for two.
Just as football coaches reconsidered when to opt for a two-point conversion after the NFL made a change, the Fed adjusts its decisions in line with an evolving economy.
DraftKings will sponsor professional poker players like Ken Weimer – indicative, perhaps, of the demographic they’re courting.
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The fledgling industry faces a minefield that could undermine its valuation and growth.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the top-rated fantasy player on Yahoo’s preseason rankings.
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While season-long fantasy football has been around for years, the rise of daily formats has radically changed how fans watch and root for teams.
According to Judge Richard Berman, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can no longer ‘dispense his own brand of industrial justice.’
In going after Tom Brady, the NFL went all-in – and now must face a new reality.
No 38 Jarryd Hayne tries to avoid a tackle as he plays for the San Francisco 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys during his third preseason NFL game in the US.
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Three down, just one preseason game to go before Australian Jarryd Hayne will know if he's made it play for the San Francisco 49ers in the competitive US NFL season.
Australian Jarryd Hayne (right) is attracting much attention as he plays for the San Francisco 49ers against Dallas Cowboys in pre-season NFL game.
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Jarryd Hayne is wowing crowds and commentators with his play on the American football field in the US. His years in Australian rugby league may have a lot to do with his star performance.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enters the Manhattan Federal Courthouse for the first Deflategate hearing on August 12.
In what's looking more and more like a power grab, the NFL and Goodell may have overplayed their hand.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during Super Bowl XLIX.
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As Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vows to fight his four-game suspension by the NFL, a scholar examines "deflategate" in the context of sports history and safety.
The NFL’s winning formula has made it the most popular and profitable professional sport.
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It turns out, there are few benefits to remaining nonprofit, but many reasons to give it up.
Distraught Seattle Seahawks fans after their team lost the Super Bowl.
“The worst call in Super Bowl history,” read a headline in my hometown Seattle Times after Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll seemingly threw the game away with his ill-fated decision to pass – rather than…