• Flyers Still Plan to Drop Puck on Eve of Pope Visit

    by Jeff Neiburg, The Philadelphia Daily News August 2015

    With all the Pope Francis madness surrounding the last weekend in September, the Flyers are one of the few organizations not making changes to their schedule . . . at least not yet.

  • Is Virtual Competition the Next Step in Sports?

    by Jay Greeson August 2015

    There is a new sport out there paying millions to its elite. Hold it, let's rewind. It is not actually a sport by the conventional definition.

  • Book on Rape a 'Must Read' for All Involved in CFB

    by Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times (TNS) August 2015

    Football is about to begin. Coaches are handing out playbooks. Here's a suggestion for a second book they should hand out: "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." Missoula is a city of about 77,000. It is home to the University of Montana and its popular and successful football team, the Grizzlies.

  • Female Coaches Right at Home in Professional Sports

    by Steve Christilaw, Spokesman Review (Spokane, WA) August 2015

    Female coaches in professional sports are good fit A new day is dawning in the sporting world. A year ago Becky Hammon became the first woman to be a full-time paid assistant coach in the National Basketball Association.

  • Testimony: Brady Asked for Inflation at Low End of Range

    by Tom Pelissero, USA TODAY Sports August 2015

    Tom Brady's testimony from his June 23 hearing before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about Deflategate became public Tuesday when the NFL Players Association filed its amended answer and counterclaim to the NFL's lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York.

  • Beijing Catches '22: First to Host Summer, Winter Games

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced this morning. This decision makes Beijing the first city to host the Summer and Winter Olympics. The city played host for the Summer Olympics in 2008.

  • 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.