Latest from Sally Jenkins

China controls the IOC and Olympic sponsors the way it governs its citizens: Through fear

Taking a stand on Beijing Games wouldn't be about punishing China as much as about freeing ourselves.
  • Apr 14, 2021

The athletes are the only thing saving college sports from the NCAA

There’s a fallacy that undercuts every attempt to do what’s right and reasonable in collegiate sports. And it’s time for that to be changed.
  • Apr 6, 2021

The financial burden on NCAA sports wears wingtips, not sneakers

There's dead weight in NCAA sports, but it doesn't come from the athletes.
  • Apr 2, 2021

The NCAA’s shell game is the real women’s basketball scandal

Is the NCAA’s women’s basketball problem one of incompetence or indifference? Those are the choices.
  • Mar 25, 2021

NCAA’s message to women’s basketball players: You’re worth less

The gender inequities at the two tournaments should be infuriating. Instead, it's just exhausting.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Tiger Woods’s genius has never been a free gift. Now his only task is to heal.

The burdens of being a child prodigy and then a transcendent star have long been evident in Tiger Woods. Maybe this time no one needs to ask him for another comeback, another big feat.
  • Feb 23, 2021

The NFL’s pandemic response was a striking success — and a genuine public service

With its rigorous, disciplined pandemic response, Roger Goodell’s NFL finally met the moment, providing a model of organizational competence.
  • Feb 10, 2021

Tom Brady still has the itch, and it’s taken him places no football player has been

Who can explain why a bejewel-fingered 43-year-old man, wealthy and privileged beyond all imagining, would be so driven at this stage of his life?
  • Feb 8, 2021

Patrick Mahomes has unmatched physical gifts. His intellect might be what sets him apart.

Patrick Mahomes has a knack for improv, for making a great play seemingly out of nothing. These plays don't happen by accident. They're a product of an indefatigable football intellect, married to natural physical gifts.
  • Feb 5, 2021

Andy Reid is going for it

Andy Reid has the aggressive Chiefs in a second straight Super Bowl, thanks in part to highly deliberated moves by the game’s most intricate thinker.
  • Jan 29, 2021