We still have male and female competition, but we have something somewhere in between, too: the advent of transgender and gender-fluid athletes.
TELANDER: The Plan has been around in some form forever, but it is now legion, having been turned into sacred dogma by the Cubs and Astros.
Would saying the right thing so as not to tear at the fabric of our country be a difficult, delicate thing to do? Yes. Quite. But could it be done?
TELANDER: The way the Warriors are using the three-point shot, and — perhaps more important — defending it, has rewritten hoops strategy
The gravy train of open and taxed sports betting is soon to be available just about everywhere. Does this make you happy? It disgusts me.
TELANDER: It’s possible that the worst thing to happen to the Bulls in the last 10 years is also the thing that was once considered the greatest.
Roquan Smith, Yadier Molina and Corey Crawford provide three examples that can offer a new perspective on the professional life.
There never will be another Michael Jordan. There can’t be. But I’m beginning to think there never will be another LeBron James, either.
Sports always has been a priority at the Sun-Times – even as competitors cutback beat writers, columnists and travel to ‘away’ games.
Pace seems so honest and forthright that it isn’t until later that you realize you better check to make sure your wallet is still in your back pocket.
Back in the 1990s, the Bulls’ Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Ron Harper often would gamble on long shots they’d attempt before and after practice.
The Cubs are 5-5 now, and the division-leading Pirates are 8-2. Nothing to get worried about, really, but the Pirates?
When a team like Loyola beats three big-time teams ranked higher than it, well, basketball folks get mighty interested in the rising coach.
Longtime Sun-Times sports columnists launch a weekly podcast in which very few topics will be out of bounds.