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China is trying to build a golf program that can win the country Olympic gold. It's worked for China in diving and gymnastics, but this time—and this sport—just seem like a different story.

How does a small-time team from a small town make it onto the doorstep of the Premier League? By refusing to think of themselves as a small-time team, for starters.

I booked a room near the beach and didn’t tell anyone I was in town. So Lamar had no idea I was only twenty minutes away when he called me at 2:00 A.M. from his new restaurant in Hollywood.

“I’m only twenty minutes away,” I told him, reluctantly. “What’s the case?”

“I think you’d better just come over,” he said.

It's the postseason, which means all the lousy teams are at home, firing their coaches. This means we can really focus on Andy Reid coaching in the playoffs, creepy baked goods being sent to Andy Dalton, meaningless arguments over meaningless awards, and the Chargers. All good things!

The Redskins are not the NFL's worst organization, but they are its biggest mess. Daniel Snyder has a lot to do with that, but at this point the team's dysfunction has a gravitational force all its own.

What kind of person suffers through a performance specifically designed to create a very specific type of discomfort? A Knicks fan can probably tell you a little something about it.

Being a sports fan is a passive thing, and can be a frustrating one. But it shouldn't make us smaller, less happy and less generous than we'd otherwise be. So let's stop letting it do that.

Canada's Yukon Territory is 30,000 miles larger than California, and populated by all of 35,000 souls. Whitehorse, the province's remote capital, has become home to thousands of Filipinos in recent years, and one very popular and important basketball league. It's a tough place to call home, but the hoops help.

As a surrogate for the Tea Party, WWE's Zeb Colter has railed against immigration -- Mexican, British and otherwise -- and incited a well-publicized beef with Glenn Beck. That this is all might be an elaborate allegory for the righteousness of the McMahon family's business-class brand of Republicanism tell you know all you need to know about why professional wrestling is the greatest show on earth.

One of the oldest and shabbiest stadiums in Minor League baseball is also, improbably or not, one of the best places to watch baseball in the country. That ballpark is Nashville's Herschel Greer Stadium, the product of Conway Twitty's mad real estate dreams and home to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. If an upcoming vote in Nashville goes as expected, its days are numbered. This dispatch from Herschel Greer first appeared in The Classical Magazine: Being There.