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The reason there are ‘superstars’ today is because of Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor died Monday at 86, and he leaves as a pioneering, influential figure.
  • Mar 23, 2021

Patrick Ewing, back in March Madness, has a message for his doubters

It took decades to land a job and years to get his alma mater back to the NCAA men's tournament. But now Ewing and his Hoyas are there. “I have shut a lot of people up,” Ewing said.
  • Mar 19, 2021

In quest to go global, NBA has long eyed India. Is this player from a village in Punjab the key?

Can G League rookie Princepal Singh do what previous prospects couldn't and bring the league closer to busting open a market of 1.3 billion people?
  • Mar 8, 2021

Morehouse’s new online athlete-activism course has a teacher with experience: Chris Webber

The former all-star and analyst made waves with his call to action last summer. Now he's taking his message to an online class in sports activism.
  • Feb 17, 2021

An NBA experiment lets draft prospects skip college, stay home and get paid to play

For years, NBA prospects have faced a choice after high school: play college hoops for free or go overseas to get paid. Now the NBA is offering them a more sensible alternative: getting paid to prepare.
  • Feb 11, 2021

Kylin Hill fought to change the Mississippi flag. Next up: The NFL.

His tweets helped erase a relic of slavery from his home state's flag and proved the power of college athletes. But it didn't come without a cost.
  • Jan 30, 2021

Hank Aaron fought racism the way he played: Quietly but with power

Aaron, who died Friday, never stopped fighting racism. But he also never let it define him, friends said.
  • Jan 22, 2021

The Negro Leagues Museum, after a year of loss, counts its ‘merger’ with MLB as a win

The Negro Leagues were about stories, not stats. A Kansas City museum says those stories are more important now than ever.
  • Jan 5, 2021

Russell Westbrook, the NBA’s biggest enigma, is ready to help the Wizards form a new identity

As he begins his 13th season, Russell Westbrook’s smile is more pronounced than his scowl.
  • Dec 21, 2020

How athletes built a voter-turnout machine for 2020 and beyond

Athletes chose not to stay on the sideline for November's election, then witnessed how their competitiveness can translate beyond the field or court — in 2020 and for years to come.
  • Dec 5, 2020