Latest from Dave Sheinin

Willie Mays broke barriers his own way

White fans embraced him. Jackie Robinson jeered him. But Mays, baseball’s greatest living player, paved the way for the game’s Black stars.
  • Aug 17, 2021

U.S. women’s volleyball team lays down its burdens, picks up a gold medal

Americans win their first Olympic gold medal, ending years of frustration.
  • Aug 8, 2021

Team USA baseball, a ragtag, charming bunch, comes up just short in quest for gold

With Saturday's 2-0 loss to Japan, Team USA's eclectic baseball squad settled for the silver medal as the sport heads into an uncertain Olympic future.
  • Aug 7, 2021

Olympics Day 14 highlights: U.S. women’s basketball will play for gold; Allyson Felix makes history

The U.S. women’s basketball team rolled in the semifinals and will play for its seventh-straight gold medal as the Tokyo Olympics wind down.
  • Aug 6, 2021

Canoeist Nevin Harrison got to the Olympics — and the finish line — in a hurry

Some gold medal journeys take decades to complete. Not this 19-year-old American’s.
  • Aug 5, 2021

Eddy Alvarez made Olympic history. Now his U.S. baseball teammates aim to do the same.

Now assured of a medal, Eddy Alvarez will become the sixth athlete in Olympic history to earn medals at both the Winter and Summer Games.
  • Aug 5, 2021

Jordan Larson’s volleyball career is almost over. There’s one more thing she wants to achieve first.

The U.S. women's volleyball team is two wins away from an elusive gold medal, and captain Jordan Larson is trying to lead it there.
  • Aug 4, 2021

U.S. track cyclists win bronze in team pursuit amid painful memories of Kelly Catlin

“We ride for Kelly every day”: Olympians still affected by loss of Rio teammate.
  • Aug 3, 2021

Olympics Day 10 highlights: Simone Biles set to return; no gold for U.S. women’s soccer; track and field races on

Simone Biles is set to return for the balance beam final, top U.S. track and field stars qualified in their events, and the U.S. women’s soccer team lost its bid for gold.
  • Aug 1, 2021

What’s next for Katie Ledecky? Her goal is not to think about it for a little while.

She plans to swim in Paris in 2024 Olympics, but she's in no hurry to determine which races.
  • Aug 1, 2021