Articles

R.C. Buford is the NBA's best and most consistently successful front-office operative, and has been for a long time. He has also never won the NBA's Executive of the Year Award. There are a couple of ways to fix that.

There are a great many things about the Yankees that are not especially admirable. Brett Gardner's greatest virtue may be that he embodies none of those.

The NBA's actual awards are nice enough, but also dull and subjective and mostly silly. Here are some subjective, mostly silly awards that don't actually exist. Pablo Prigioni, you've earned this one. Kevin Martin, come claim your sad ham.

In which horse racing gets dressed up, orders a drink, and places a big bet on itself at Kentucky's Keeneland, one of the sport's legendary tracks and a place where the sport never quite went into decline.

It was subversive enough for LeBron James when LeBron James declined to become The Next Jordan. What he's doing both to the game and the idea of basketball narrativity right now is even more so.

David Roth

 et al.

Coaches wearing mittens, Jeffrey Loria in a series of can't-miss television pilots, the Houston Astros in first place, and other April Baseball Things.

In 1994, Heath Shuler was among the top quarterback prospects in the world, and bound for Washington with great expectations. In the years since, Washington has undone Shuler more than once, first as a Redskins quarterback and then as a North Carolina congressman.

In The Paint, an exhibition of basketball art produced by a lively, supportive community of artists, was supposed to open in Cambridge on Friday. With the city locked down and in fear, that's currently in doubt. But whenever it opens, In The Paint will be a good thing, and a reminder of some other good things in turn.

“The funny thing is, anybody can manage grass; it’s about managing people, and people’s expectations of the way the grass needs to be, the way the grass needs to look.”

Pat Summerall was what football sounded like for a few generations of people. So it makes sense to imagine his voice where it doesn't strictly belong. Just because it wasn't Summerall breaking it down in Joe Montana Sports Talk Football 2 doesn't mean it couldn't or shouldn't have been.