1. Rice, Peterson Cases Spotlight Tug-of-War Between NFL and Players Union

    Ray Rice was not a victim of NFL double jeopardy. Ray Rice committed a heinous, criminal act and has paid the price for it. Literally. Rice lost his job. He lost any chance at a paycheck for the foreseeable future...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 8 days ago 18,691 reads 32 comments

  2. Dear NFL Coaches: Stop Trying to Kill Your Starting Quarterbacks

    Ron Rivera is obviously trying to destroy Cam Newton . He's not the only NFL coach seemingly trying to kill his own quarterback this season, a trend that doesn't make much sense given how fragile some playing the position seem to be...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 16 days ago 99,749 reads 76 comments

  3. Ray Rice Hearing Is as Much About Roger Goodell's Future as the Embattled RB

    As Ray Rice began his formal appeal process in front of former federal judge Barbara S. Jones on Wednesday, the proceedings—and ultimately the resolution in this critical ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 23 days ago 13,674 reads 53 comments

  4. Are the SF Giants a Dynasty? The Spurs? Only If We Redefine the Term

    Dynasty vs. Destiny . That's how Major League Baseball billed Game 7 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 29 days ago 49,526 reads 217 comments

  5. Mo'ne Davis, Spike Lee and Sticking It to the NCAA Once and for All

    Teenage pitching phenom Mo'ne Davis was back on the national stage during the World Series—sorry, Major League Baseball's iteration of the World Series, not the Little League ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 61,839 reads 78 comments

  6. Pistorius, Phelps, Solo and the Danger of Turning Champions into Heroes

    Every four years, but for a brief fortnight, a handful of world-class athletes convene from all reaches of the globe to capture our hearts, enrich our lives and inspire us with wondrous feats of strength and speed...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 2,990 reads 6 comments

  7. The Face of U.S. Soccer Will Be Decidedly Un-American, If Klinsmann Has His Way

    Jurgen Klinsmann is managing U.S. Soccer like a second-term president. Now past one World Cup cycle that saw him receive a contract extension through the 2018 tournament before ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 247,405 reads 151 comments

  8. Life After Landon: US Soccer Smart to Celebrate the Past, Not Live in It

    "I think in the end we're all just trying to do our part to keep building the game." That's what Landon Donovan told U.S...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 1 month ago 22,835 reads 23 comments

  9. At Ryder Cup, United States Must Embrace the Underdog Role

    In America, we are used to being the best at everything. Frankly, even when we aren't actually the best, people in this country just spout off unprovable sentiments like "America ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 2 months ago 35,650 reads 18 comments

  10. Roger Goodell Probably Should Be Fired, but He Won't Be, Not for This

    It is evident—if it wasn't before the second domestic assault video involving Ray Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer surfaced this week on TMZ —that Roger ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 3 months ago 26,563 reads 109 comments

  11. Cowboys-Raiders Fight Is What the NFL Preseason Fan Experience Is All About

    The National Football League, as an organization, trades in violence. No matter how many rules the league puts into place to curtail injuries and prolong the careers—and ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 73,423 reads 86 comments

  12. Everton Should Be America's De Facto Favorite Team in 2014 Premier League Season

    After a long summer of virtually no soccer worth talking about at all, it's officially Premier League season! Soccer is back in America! "Tim-may How-ward! (Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap!)" Wait, I feel like I'm forgetting something...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 49,503 reads 188 comments

  13. With Rory McIlroy Leading Europe, Americans Have Little Hope in 2014 Ryder Cup

    Tom Watson had to be watching the final round of the 2014 PGA Championship with a wry smile on his face and a sinking feeling in his heart. The U.S...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 20,736 reads 26 comments

  14. Landon Donovan's Impact on American Soccer Transcends Stats, Awards and Trophies

    On Wednesday night, in front of a packed house in Portland, Oregon, and a television audience around the globe, Landon Donovan netted the game-winning goal to lead MLS All-Stars over one of his former clubs, Bayern Munich...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 185,002 reads 105 comments

  15. MLS All-Star Game vs Bayern Munich Must Be League's Big Night: What If It's Not?

    As the marquee event for Major League Soccer, the 2014 All-Star Game, finally arrives (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), everything has lined up perfectly for the American soccer league. A deep roster of U...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 43,563 reads 110 comments

  16. Bon Jovi's Letter to Bills Fans Needs More Truth, Passion & Chart-Topping Lyrics

    Jon Bon Jovi has become the face of an ownership group out of Toronto that hopes to buy the Buffalo Bills , and while the city of Buffalo hopes to Never Say Goodbye to its NFL ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 152,219 reads 92 comments

  17. Desperation, Parity Spawn Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Day

    Now that was a trade deadline. When Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes both get traded for each other , with Jonny Gomes and a sack of cash making ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 31,771 reads 27 comments

  18. Roger Goodell and the NFL Need a PR Win, Especially with Female Fans

    Roger Goodell needs a win. Perhaps the commissioner of the most powerful sports monopoly this side of the Atlantic can stand outside his Park Avenue, Manhattan office for a few hours and help little old ladies cross the street...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 35,059 reads 211 comments

  19. NFL Preseason Headlines Making Us Wish Real Football Would Get Here Already

    It was five o'clock in the morning on a Tuesday in July, so I did what millions of Americans do when they roll out of bed in the summer—I went searching for a football fix...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 71,509 reads 251 comments

  20. NBA's In-Season Tournament Idea Is So Good, Other Leagues Should Try It Too

    Adam Silver sure knows how to win an offseason. From the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling situation to the insane World Cup-rivaling frenzy surrounding NBA free agency, to ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 4 months ago 89,243 reads 295 comments

  21. After Historic FIFA World Cup, Now Is the Time to Redefine American Soccer

    Was this the best World Cup ever? If you ask American soccer fans, it might have been. Without question, we witnessed the most exciting group stage in recent memory, topped by some amazing late-game dramatics in each of the knockout rounds...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 65,774 reads 408 comments

  22. Epic Germany-Brazil Blowout Will Never Be Matched Again, in Any Sport

    It's our dream, as writers, to chronicle history. Whenever a big event rolls around, those of us who have the privilege to cover such things get excited for what's to come...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 183,642 reads 718 comments

  23. Spotlight on Johnny Manziel Gets Brighter, and He Doesn't Seem to Care

    Johnny Manziel had his photo taken in a bathroom . He had a $20 bill in his hand. It was being rolled. Now the world is coming to an end. This is the life of any NFL celebrity...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 713,317 reads 758 comments

  24. World Cup 2014: The Art of the Penalty Kick Has Changed for the Better, or Worse

    For decades, teams have been playing extra time in major competitions like the World Cup in preparation for—one might say in hopes of—the match ending in penalty kicks...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 54,741 reads 181 comments

  25. There Are Plenty of Reasons for US Soccer Fans to Continue Watching World Cup

    The United States is out of the World Cup, but that doesn't mean the tournament is over. In fact, with eight teams remaining in the biggest global sporting event on the planet, it almost feels like the real World Cup is just beginning...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 69,878 reads 339 comments