Taking Sports Out of School – Room for Debate

Gary Cosby Jr./The Decatur Daily, via Associated Press The recent scandal in which a New Jersey high school cancelled its football season after seven varsity players were charged with hazing and sexually assaulting younger players, has led to more scrutiny about football and youth sports. Have competitive teenage athletics gotten out of hand? Should high…

Read More

Rafael Nadal’s Serene Dominance at the U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal had never seemed so calm—not at the U.S. Open, not in any Grand Slam final, perhaps not on any tennis court. With the final about to begin, he tapped his feet in that ants-in-his-pants way of his, but not frantically. While preparing to serve, his pre-ball-toss tics—the tug-on-the-back-of-his-shorts thing, the tucking-the-hair-behind-his-ears thing—came off…

Read More

NFL Week 3: President Trump urges boycott over player protests, injury updates, scores, fantasy football tips

President Trump is continuing to call for NFL owners to fire or suspend players who protest during the national anthem. (Brynn Anderson / Associated Press) Top Story Lines | Injury NewsFantasy Football | ATS Betting Tips/Picks [Looking for Redskins coverage? Click here.] Just hours before Sunday’s NFL games were to begin, President Trump urged fans to boycott…

Read More

Monica Puig: Tennis star send tearful message to Hurricane Maria victims

‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘sports/2017/09/22/monica-puig-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-tennis-star-olympic-gold-intv.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘large-media_0’,adsection: ‘cnn.com_worldsport_tennis_videopage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [{“title”:”Puig’s emotional interview on Hurricane Maria”,”duration”:”04:10″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/sports/2017/09/22/monica-puig-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-tennis-star-olympic-gold-intv.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”sports/2017/09/22/monica-puig-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-tennis-star-olympic-gold-intv.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170322132626-getty-monica-puig-mexico-open-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/sports/2017/09/22/monica-puig-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-tennis-star-olympic-gold-intv.cnn/video/playlists/hurricane-maria/”,”description”:”Puerto Rico tennis star, Monica Puig, spoke about the tough situation her home country is suffering at the hands of Hurricane Maria.”,”descriptionText”:”Puerto Rico…

Read More