Sally Jenkins

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


NFL commissioner took a hard stance in DeflateGate — and in doing so, overstepped his bounds.

  • May 21, 2015

Revamped team seemed improved from playoffs past, but second-round loss to Rangers is all too familiar.

  • May 14, 2015

Roger Goodell was soft on issues that mattered, so he hammered Patriots and Tom Brady on something trivial.

  • May 12, 2015

A Game 5 victory at wild Madison Square Garden gives New York new life against the Washington Capitals.

  • May 8, 2015

Washington hits its stride by the second period — but it was already down 2-0 before waking up.

  • May 2, 2015

If Ovechkin and Co. want to advance, they need to find ways to win ugly games — the way they did Thursday.

  • May 1, 2015

What quarterback is attempting — jump-start an NFL career after long absence — has no real precedent.

  • Apr 20, 2015

Quick to champion diversity regarding Indiana law, NCAA ought to turn attention to its own hiring practices.

  • Apr 9, 2015

In five consecutive trips to the national semifinals, Muffet McGraw and the Fighting Irish have become connoisseurs of heartbreak.

  • Apr 3, 2015

Despite the 'depressing' show by badminton teams, the audience will see no refunds.

  • Aug 1, 2012
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Sally Jenkins began her second stint at The Washington Post in 2000 after spending the previous decade working as a book author and as a magazine writer. She was named the nation’s top sports columnist in 2001, 2003, 2010 and 2011 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2013 she won a first place award from the AP for an investigative series co-written with Rick Maese on medical care in the NFL entitled "Do No Harm."

Jenkins is the author of 12 books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers, most recently the No.1 “Sum It Up" with legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. She is also the author of "The Real All Americans," the historical account of the how the Carlisle Indian School took on the Ivy League powers in college football at the turn of the century, and won. Her work has been featured in Smithsonian, GQ and Sports Illustrated.

A native of Texas, Jenkins graduated from Stanford and lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
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