Adweek magazine ran its version of the Redskins name story a few days ago. The main question under consideration was whether social media have "propelled" the controversy over the team's name. Yes, was the conclusion.
Washington D.C., former home of two different major league teams that fled and current home to one best known for resting its healthy ace pitcher in the postseason, has never had much of a reputation as a baseball town. It is, however, an inarguably great town for youth baseball camps.
In October 1937, Maryland administrators threatened to cancel a game with Syracuse unless the then-Orangemen benched their offensive star, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh. The problem, as Maryland saw it, was that he wasn't the right type of colored boy.
Long after the credits should have rolled in the soap opera that was Junior Etou's high school basketball career, we have a plot twist.
There's plenty about the Winter Olympics to make a guy root for global warming: the so-called "Olympic tourists," for example. That's a tag applied to folks who have enough money and leisure time to make up for whatever talent deficiency kept them from competing for their real home country in the Games, and end up…
After the opening ceremony, the Olympics were one long ungroomed trail for Gary di Silvestri and Angelica Morrone, the most-publicized husband-and-wife carpetbagging oldies act in cross-country-skiing history.