When Roberts was an information-hungry 26-year-old in the minor leagues, he soaked up valuable advice from a veteran third baseman named Jeff Manto that still serves him.
He owned a sporting goods store, but his passion was American Legion ball: He coached the same squad for 50 years. He died of Covid-19 complications.
Alabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
In 2019, Jen Wolf felt a lack of support for women like her trying to find work in professional baseball. The group chat she started has become a rare place for mentoring and understanding.
The university said an earlier positive test result was false, after a series of negative tests. He is expected to take the field against Georgia.
As games are postponed and coronavirus outbreaks spike on campuses, nothing seems capable of stopping the juggernaut, regardless of the consequences.
F-Factor, the high-fiber diet beloved by the wealthy and by influencers, has sustained damage from a relentless assault, the lawsuit claims.
Even those who despise the Houston Astros for their cheating scandal have trouble disparaging Baker, who has earned unrivaled good will over five decades in the majors.
There is a blessing and a curse to being the child of Olympic gold medalists. Cameron Burrell has world-beating speed in the family, but will that be enough?
Leaders in the N.F.L. and in college sports have mandated masks for most people on the sidelines. What happens when the rules are not followed?
Bogus trades. Fake lottery tickets. Electric pen assaults. No one at Yankee Stadium is safe from the longtime general manager’s high jinks.
Matt Blake never pitched professionally, and spent his first years out of college as a salesman. “It’s for the better,” one Yankees reliever said of Blake’s background.
One of Louisiana’s most successful high school football coaches retired, concerned that his blood cancer made him vulnerable to Covid-19. At least 30 high school and club coaches have died of the coronavirus.
In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein dives into the debate over the Nets’ hiring of Nash as their new head coach and explores the costs of living inside the N.B.A. bubble.
When an umpire called out Serena Williams over coaching in the 2018 U.S. Open final, it erupted into a scene. This year, with no fans in the seats, there is chatter galore between coaches and players, even though it breaks the rules.
Steve Nash, who is white, landed a head coaching job this week despite his inexperience, renewing discussions about how few posts are filled by Black people in a league where most players are Black.
Nash, a superstar as a player, has not had a head coaching job before.
The team’s principal owner, Daniel Snyder, wanted to overhaul it this season, but, as court filings show, that task has been complicated by fractions between him and the franchise’s other shareholders.
Young people come to Los Angeles in droves with dreams of fame and fortune. Once they’re discovered, it’s not always sunny.
Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.
For Connecticut, the call to pull the plug on the college football season was clear. The Power 5 schools have been far less decisive.
George Morris and Jimmy Williams have been barred from the sport over allegations of sexual abuse. Now, people who said they were abused are escalating their legal battle.
In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein discusses the unusual way the Bucks have prepared for a run to the finals — and why the Los Angeles Clippers may meet them there.
Kassidy Woods, a redshirt sophomore receiver at Washington State, was concerned about the pandemic. The coach was sympathetic until he learned he was joining a players’ rights initiative.
On Instagram and other social networks, gymnasts have tagged posts with #GymnastAlliance to share their own experiences in the wake of a new documentary that highlights verbal and physical abuse by coaches.
Bridget Pettis, a former W.N.B.A. player and coach, is sitting out this season and focusing on teaching her community in Phoenix about gardening and healthy eating.
Boris Vaksman was recorded in a private lesson saying black people “steal” and “kill,” adding that he believed Abraham Lincoln “made a mistake.”
“Things that are important to African-Americans in a sports setting get labeled a distraction. That’s a painful word when you’re talking about matters of life and death.”
Six women claim the governing body for the sport tolerated the abuse of teens.
A former star for Tennessee, he led Pitt to a national championship and coached the Volunteers for 16 seasons, only to be ousted after heart surgery.
He reshaped the very architecture and culture of the Iron Bowl rivalry and led Auburn to four conference titles.
After more than a decade of scandal, the sport can reintroduce itself to America by focusing on human drama and emotion.
As a range of players called for unity and understanding in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the debate over Colin Kaepernick and his campaign for social justice resurfaced.
A gymnastics coach in New York City was suspended after Sara Allan, who trained at a gym there, wrote about her experience on Facebook. She received an outpouring of similar complaints from other gymnasts.
Some must consider their own underlying health conditions that make them particularly susceptible to the coronavirus.
After an article by the former N.H.L. player was published, various hockey players, fans and other stakeholders committed to reckoning with a culture they say cannot be fixed from the top down.
An All-Star with the Bulls, he became an immensely successful coach, turning the Utah Jazz into a powerhouse and a postseason perennial.
When Maggie Haney, the prominent coach of an Olympian, was barred for eight years after being accused of emotional abuse, gymnasts saw an opening to press for other cases to go forward and to demand broader change.
Tuesday’s vote will prevent teams from blocking assistant coaches and executives who plan to interview for new jobs. But team owners tabled a measure to upgrade the draft status of franchises that hire nonwhite candidates for leadership positions.
A three-month investigation also found alcohol use and public nudity by students on the team, the university said.
The league’s owners will meet virtually on Tuesday and vote on measures which would grant competitive advantages to teams that hire nonwhite coaches and general managers.
A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run.
Shula’s teams claimed 347 victories under him, but it was the variety of styles and personnel that made his record number of victories truly remarkable.
Shula, who was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997, was also the only coach to lead a team, the Dolphins, to a perfect season.
Laurie Hernandez won medals at the 2016 Games. But she said her love of the sport was tainted under training with Maggie Haney, who is now suspended by the sport’s American federation.
Haney was accused of verbal abuse and mistreatment of athletes, which included forcing them to train through injuries.
The cancellation of the Texas state basketball tournament hit a small town hard and reflected the wave of spring sports shutdowns in all 50 states during a normally busy playoff season.
Will parents and children be eager to return to team sports once the threat of the coronavirus outbreak has passed?
Coaching clinics that were supposed to happen during the Final Four have instead become very popular online.