Sally Jenkins

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist

Education: Stanford University, B.A. English Literature

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, titled “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 t
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When chess is hard and cheating is easy, the next move is complicated

Chess master Magnus Carlsen makes an allegation that's hard to check.

September 27, 2022

Serious about his game and his diet, Frances Tiafoe is eating up this U.S. Open

Who’s having as much fun at this U.S. Open as the American semifinalist? Everyone watching him.

September 9, 2022

Serena Williams’s exit was just like her career — a fight to the end

The 23-time Grand Slam champion authored one more thrilling chapter to an unprecedented career on an emotional night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

September 3, 2022

Serena Williams, master of her mind and body, summons a champion’s resolve

The 23-time Grand Slam champion advanced after claiming a third set packed with haymakers and winners, beating the second-ranked woman in the world.

September 1, 2022

Serena Williams sheds cape, finds form and owns U.S. Open stage once again

A steamy night in New York was weighted down with a ton of pre-match pomp and circumstance. But the champion pushed through and will play on.

August 30, 2022

Deshaun Watson is the star the NFL deserves: A cynical, empty narcissist

The Cleveland Browns quarterback learned a lesson: Power and money still prevail in the NFL.

August 18, 2022

For Serena Williams, retirement could be just the latest reinvention

There is no victory over retirement, other than to accept it gracefully — and it’s hard to do that more gracefully than Serena Williams did this week.

August 9, 2022

LIV Golf sellouts bailed on the PGA Tour. Now they want back in?

Since when are contract breakers deserving of legal relief from the very people they double-crossed?

August 9, 2022

Brian Flores’s honor saved Dolphins owner Stephen Ross from himself

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross broke the NFL's rules. Brian Flores kept him from doing worse.

August 3, 2022

Let Deshaun Watson’s imperfect justice be a lesson to Roger Goodell’s NFL

Maybe an injustice in Deshaun Watson's punishment will help prevent future extreme swings of the NFL injustice pendulum.

August 2, 2022