• Opinion: Basketball Should Drop Foul-Out Rule

    by Dick Jerardi March 2017

    I have advocated for years that basketball at all levels should get rid of the foul-out rule, as it is the only sport with such a penalty. If stars sometimes have to watch games from the bench, something is inherently wrong.

  • MLB Commish Seeks Player Input on Pace of Play

    by Bob Nightengale March 2017

    Commissioner Rob Manfred certainly understands this sudden discord and unrest among players. Baseball is built on tradition and has always been resistant to change.

  • NC Bill Would Let Parents Clear Kids for Play

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    A bill supported by lawmakers in North Carolina would give parents the power to determine when a child who has suffered a concussion is fit to return to play, without the input of a qualified medical professional.

  • Coaches Suspended Under Alleged Visa Violations

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    On Friday, the Paterson (N.J.) School District announced the suspension of athletic supervisor Gregory Cooper along with girls’ basketball coach Ray Lyde Jr., and track coach Natalie Jordan from Eastside High School.

  • Hockey Coach Suspended After Player-Punch Video

    by Maki Becker February 2017

    Former Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew Peters was suspended indefinitely from coaching the Junior Sabres after a brawl between 15-year-old players broke out on the ice Saturday and a video appears to show a coach punching an opposing player when the fight spills into his team's bench.

  • Opinion: Baseball Should Get Serious About Game Pace

    by Paul Newberry February 2017

    There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed. Unfortunately, those in charge of the game are going about it all the wrong way.

  • Bathroom Bills in 12 States Boosted by Trump Action

    by Bradford Richardson February 2017

    Twelve state legislatures are considering bills that would require transgender people to use bathroom and locker room facilities based on their "biological sex" or birth gender, according to the National Conference of States Legislatures.

  • Illinois Senate Urged to Leave PE Requirements Alone

    by Brian Robbins State Capitol Bureau February 2017

    Senate Bill 13 would allow school districts to reduce physical education requirements to three days a week, and would expand exceptions available to high school students who participate in extracurricular physical activities.

  • Texas Policy on Transgender Participation Sees Scrutiny

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    The University Interscholastic League, a Texas governing body that regulates public school athletics, has been drawn into controversy regarding a policy enacted roughly a year ago through the popular vote of the state’s superintendents and athletic directors.

  • Proposed MLB Rules Changes Not Popular with Players

    by Bob Nightengale February 2017

    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred insists he's simply trying to be proactive, thinking that new rules to speed up his sport will provide more action and keep Millennials engaged.