By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour
Bill Simmons goes deep with the Hollywood Reporter about his breakup with ESPN, his free agency and his new HBO show.
You thought Marshawn Lynch was just here so he wouldn’t get fined? The seemingly quiet former Seahawk opens up to L. Jon Wertheim about his childhood, hanging up his cleats and being yourself in an in-depth, revealing Q&A.
Will Sammon, of The Clarion-Ledger, writes about the 15-year-old kid who knows where all the top-ranked college football recruits will be going before any reporter does.
The NCAA’s $25 million legal fees in 2015 doubles the 2014 number. Story by USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz.
The Ringer’s Katie Baker profiles Mike Breen, the voice of the NBA Finals.
CBS Sports’ Ken Berger on how NBA teams are trying to strike balance with the often over-looked area of sleep.
America lost a second sports icon in the span of a week. Here are some of the best remembrances of “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe, one of the NHL’s all-time greats.
- Rick Gosselin, of the Dallas Morning News, on how Howe remains the measuring stick for hockey players in terms of talent and standing up for oneself.
- Wayne Gretzky, the NHL’s all-time points leader, write on why Howe was his idol.
- Toronto Star columnist Bruce Arthur on how Howe was everything Canadians always wanted him to be: “tough, funny, kind, loving, dignified, eternal.”
- Cam Cole, of the Vancouver Sun, on how Howe changed hockey for the better.
- The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, now an NFL writer, on what it was like covering Howe in the 1970s.
ESPN The Magazine’s Ramona Shelburne on how LeBron James, Dan Gilbert and the Republican National Convention learned to coexist.
From the Associated Press: The AP and other news outlets win request for judge to release records that claim former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was told of abuse.
USA Today’s Christine Brennan on Maria Sharapova: A world-class cheater.
Kevin Wheeler writes at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about how Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown got his big break 30 years ago this past week.
The Washington Posts’ Jeff Wagenheim writes that beneath Kimbo Slice’s exterior was a humble and respected man.
One of Washington State’s top football programs receives postseason “death penalty” after a multitude of violations. Story by Jayson Jenks, of The Seattle Times.
The NFL and AFL agreed to a merger fifty years ago this past week. Story by Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm.
From Frank Schwab, of Yahoo Sports: An oral history of the Rams’ 1985 rap song.
The Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond on the changing role of baseball managers, where clubhouses are more democracy and less dictatorship.
Chris Borland traded an NFL career for an internship. Story by Mark Maske, of The Washington Post.
Rosie Schaap, of The New York Times, writes about going one round with Muhammad Ali at 3 years old. Here’s Dick Schaap, her dad, writing for Sport Magazine in 1971 about how Ali was so different yet so much the same in the past decade.
The Courier-Journal’s Tim Sullivan describes the scene at Muhammad Ali’s funeral.
Eric Adelson writes at Yahoo Sports that the biggest concern at the Olympics should be local crime.
From earlier: Kevin Davidoff, of the New York Post, provides a glimpse inside MLB’s replay center.