Running a marathon is something you do to yourself, as well as something you do for yourself. There is plenty of time for the two to trade places over the course of 26 miles and change.

In which a writer sets out on a journey to find the heart of America's pastime by visiting every big league ballpark, and ends up very badly injured.

Even on a driving range, golf is a struggle. Not against an opponent, or even a course, but against the cruelties and insidious doubt that are unique to the sport. That's, uh, the fun of it.

The Olympics are pretty much always a boondoggle for the host country, but occasionally the games produce an enduring architectural marvel. And sometimes, they produce they produce the opposite. Rio 2016 of those.

There are more ways than ever to listen to someone comment on the Olympics. It's best if you ignore of them.

The U.S. Men's Gymnastics team ended an uneven trip to Rio with a handful of medals. But a combination of economic and cultural factors, and the rise of less-structured alternatives, have made the sport's future in the U.S. increasingly uncertain.

During his farewell season, Kobe Bryant was more candid than he's been throughout his career. Now that he's apparently entering the storytelling game with the Kobe Studios arm of Kobe Inc. What will that look like from a star whose image has often felt like one long commercial?

Tommy La Stella wants to play baseball for the Chicago Cubs, and only the Chicago Cubs, and that insistence means he's not presently playing anywhere at all. It's complicated.

A tee-ball odyssey, and a journey into expectation management, courtesy of the lowest rungs of youth sports.

The Orlando Summer League is the lowest-wattage of the NBA's three summer leagues, playing in front of an industry-only crowd in a city that mostly doesn't care. And yet, because it's basketball, it still works.