Brady taking a knee is counter to both the man and the league. Nonetheless, had he done so, he would have been received much more favourably.
Jon Gruden’s resignation signals a much needed shift that hopefully forces franchises to be introspective when shaping their team’s social climate.
It might be time to reschedule football season. With rising temperatures, poorer air quality and a worsening hurricane season, climate change threatens the future of the American sport.
NFL salary caps were originally introduced to make the league more competitive and reduce performance differences between small and large market teams. But they have also worked out well for players.
The quest to combat discrimination against LGBTQ athletes has been long and fitful, particularly in male team sports.
The Canadian Football League is struggling to stay alive. All options, including help from government, should be considered as part of a national conversation about its future.
Those who booed the England team for their anti-racist demonstrations are part of a long tradition of silencing protest in sport
Athletes no longer need the press to communicate with fans. They can do that directly through social channels – and unless sports reporters do a better job asking questions, they may become obsolete.
Female coaches experience very different environments to male coaches and have been shaped in very different ways.
Pro sports teams use big data to win big. It's time for colleges to get students in on the action, a computer science professor argues.
Why tackling in kids rugby must be banned to curb dementia risks.
Brands taking a stand on social issues is no longer remarkable — but that only makes it harder to be authentic.
In the NFL, anti-Black racism shows up in the disparities between concussion settlements to injured athletes. The amounts of the payouts are determined using assessments that rely on racist science.
For decades, athletes, as a general rule, steered clear of politics. Teams and sponsors liked it that way, and fans did, too. No more.
Putting pressure on corporate sponsors is a tactic that has worked when it comes to changing racist team names. But it’s not enough to address systemic racism.
Much more than trophies are at stake when colleges recruit football players.
For nearly 50 years, teams have administered the controversial Wonderlic test to measure cognitive ability. Two researchers decided to study its effectiveness as an evaluation tool.
From Super Bowl ads to Netflix documentaries, the complicated issues of criminal justice are portrayed in simplistic and highly political ways.
Watching the chances of victory change injects life into sports, both real and fantasy.
Attempts to disrupt or challenge normative, sporty masculinity has been met by outrage by those who cannot see nor hear the tribalism and male privilege of masculinized spaces like locker rooms.