| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:50 AM
NBA center Jason Collins made history on Monday, becoming the first athlete in one of the big four American professional sports leagues — NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL — to declare he is openly gay while still an active player.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement.
The reaction to his news Monday was swift.
President Obama, who just last year announced his...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:50 AM
On Monday, Jason Collins secured his role in the history books as the first openly gay player in the NBA. Despite the perception of widespread homophobia in the world of professional sports, Collins’ coming out, via an essay in Sports Illustrated,...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:12 AM
The person who called PGA Tour officials and reported an infraction that Tiger Woods committed during the Masters this year has been identified by Sports Illustrated: David Eger, who has won four times on the over-50 Champions Tour.
On the second day of...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Instead of probing how other media outlets are doing their jobs, CNN media critic Howard Kurtz spent a big chunk of his Sunday morning show "Reliable Sources" being questioned about his own work.
Kurtz took heat last week for a piece he wrote for the...
| Dec 18, 2012
Maurice Herzog, a French mountaineer who became a hero to his country in 1950 when he and a fellow climber became the first men to successfully scale a peak of more than 26,000 feet, has died. He was 93.
Herzog, who wrote a best-selling account of his...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:12 PM
So far, this has been the most documented, celebrated and agonized-over NBA season ever in Los Angeles. For the first time, we multiply everything by two.
And then, as if we needed more focus, more reason to follow the bouncing ball more closely and...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:45 PM
I have some things on my mind.
— The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials.
— I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| May 4, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Contrary to popular perception, this will not be the first Kentucky Derby ride for jockey Kevin Krigger. Maybe his fifth or sixth.
Of course, when he got his first saddle as a teenager in the Virgin Islands, he didn't have the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...