• USOC Left to Deal with Another Olympic Bid Failure

    by Naples Daily News (Florida) July 2015

    In late March, I wrote a column headlined, “If Boston 2024 becomes a ghost ship, does that sink USOC leaders?” It is a question that needs to be asked again, after the third straight humiliating demise of a U.S. bid for the Summer Olympics.

  • Opinion: NFL Tries Saving Face by Silencing Seau Family

    by Thom Loverro, The Washington Times July 2015

    On the eve of this year's Super Bowl, following the election of the late linebacker Junior Seau to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, I wondered the following: "Who will speak for Junior Seau when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in August?" Apparently, nobody.

  • The AB Extra: July 17

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    In this week's AB Extra, you'll find news about Nike's response to a ban by CrossFit, a rebranding of a Canadian town to welcome a new hockey arena and the United States' top swimming city.

  • Ex-Seminoles QB Johnson: 'I Should Have Walked Away'

    by The Tampa Tribune Staff July 2015

    Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson said he should have walked away rather than punch a woman during a confrontation in a Tallahassee bar last month. Johnson, who was thrown off the football team after surveillance video of the punch was made public, also apologized to the woman during an interview on ABC's Good Morning America.

  • Columnist: Beginning of End for 'Redskins' Nickname

    by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    When the Washington NFL team name changes, and it certainly will, whether that's five years down the road, or 10, or 20, we'll all look back to what happened Wednesday as one of the essential steppingstones to that historic moment.

  • Analysts: Trademark Ruling Won't Impact Other Teams

    by Andrea Noble, The Washington Times July 2015

    A federal court ruling ordering the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademarks could pave the way for government overreach in the federal trademark office but is unlikely to lead to any immediate problems for other sports teams under scrutiny for use of American Indian imagery or names, according to analysts monitoring the case.

  • Judge Upholds Cancellation of Redskins Trademarks

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    A federal judge in Northern Virginia has ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ federal trademark registrations, marking a huge loss for the team in their legal battle over the mascot’s name.

  • Can Women's Soccer Capitalize on World Cup?

    by Martin Rogers, USA TODAY Sports July 2015

    There were dark glasses and hoarse voices and plenty of admissions of severe sleep deprivation, but the USA's victorious Women's World Cup team wasn't going to let such trivial matters get in the way Tuesday morning.

  • Game-Changer? Yahoo to Stream Free NFL Game

    by Jay Greeson June 2015

    The NFL subtly announced this week that later this year it will partner with Yahoo to stream a regular-season game on the Internet. For free. Quite plainly, this could be the biggest sports development in recent memory and could change sports completely. Seriously.

  • e-Sports Athletes Looking for Recognition

    by Emily Attwood April 2015

    At first glance, one might scoff at any comparison between the athletic feats of an athlete on the field and a gamer online, but for e-Sports competitors, there may be more similarities than differences.