Stories in the category Sports

Baseball players and politicians

By Laurie Bennett

July 19, 2017 at 2:45pm

Watching the clip of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie catch a foul ball at a Mets game Tuesday got us to thinking about politics and baseball.

Theo Epstein ends another baseball curse

By Laurie Bennett

November 3, 2016 at 5:56am

Who you going to call? Theo Epstein!

Brain study goes forward without NFL support

By Laurie Bennett

December 23, 2015 at 5:31am

The funding arm of the National Institutes of Health has come under unusual scrutiny for its role, still vague, in the decision to exclude National Football League money from a grant to study the impact of head injuries in contact sports.

NFL hires former Obama administration official

By Muckety

September 16, 2014 at 12:09pm

The National Football League, facing widespread criticism for its handling of domestic abuse cases against players, has hired a former Obama administration official who helped to write the Violence Against Women Act.

How tightknit is the NBA billionaires club?

By Laurie Bennett

April 30, 2014 at 7:34am

So now it boils down to a test of billionaires.

NBA bans Sterling for life

By Muckety

April 29, 2014 at 1:52pm

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling had been banned for life because of racist comments.

The NFL - owned by billionaires, led by millionaires, financed by the public

By Laurie Bennett

September 24, 2013 at 9:16am

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year as a nonprofit CEO.

The interlocking world of pro sports ownership

By Laurie Bennett

September 18, 2013 at 10:42am

For serial sports team owners, teams are like pistachios.

The ESPN-Disney empire

By Laurie Bennett

August 27, 2013 at 7:59am

If you haven’t been paying close attention to the constant ownership shuffle in the media business, you might have overlooked the fact that the company that gives you Mickey Mouse and the Disney Channel is behind at least half of televised sports events.

New York Times sells the Boston Globe

By Laurie Bennett

August 3, 2013 at 8:10am

Red Sox owner John Henry has purchased the Boston Globe.

Jason Collins was inspired by his old roommate, Joe Kennedy

By Muckety

April 29, 2013 at 3:20pm

Jason Collins, the first openly gay male athlete on a major American pro team, says he decided to come out after a conversation with his old college roommate.

2 cities and lots of deep pockets fight for Sacramento Kings

By Laurie Bennett

April 12, 2013 at 7:25am

While the fate of the Sacramento Kings may fall to NBA Commissioner David Stern, wealthy investors have lined up in California and Washington.

At the 19th hole: insider trading tips

By Laurie Bennett

April 11, 2013 at 6:49am

The 77th Masters begins today at Augusta National Golf Club - the first time the event has been held since women (well, two women) were admitted to the club.

Twin brothers in the NBA

By Laurie Bennett

March 27, 2013 at 9:12am

Twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris have been reunited at the Phoenix Suns.

Another scandal for another Nike spokesman

By Laurie Bennett

February 14, 2013 at 1:41pm

In 2011, Oscar Pistorius was featured in a Nike commercial in which he said, “I am the bullet in the chamber.”

Thornburgh report on Paterno takes issue with Freeh findings

By Laurie Bennett

February 11, 2013 at 10:51am

Football fans can now choose between dueling reports on Joe Paterno’a involvement in the sex scandals at Penn State.

49ers have a bright future in Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett

February 4, 2013 at 7:04am

One thing 49ers fans can bet on: They’re not likely to experience any power outages at their new stadium.

Brothers and Super Bowls

By Laurie Bennett

February 3, 2013 at 6:50am

John and Jim Harbaugh will make history Sunday as the first brothers opposing each other as head coaches in the Super Bowl.

Two women deemed worthy of Augusta

By Laurie Bennett

August 20, 2012 at 11:33am

It hasn’t been a good 48 hours for chauvinists.

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