Allen St. John has written about sports for The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author, with Ainissa Ramirez, of Newton's Football: The Science Behind America's Game, to be published by Ballantine Books in November.


The Iditarod is one of the most rigorous, cold-weather races in the world. So how did Newton Marshall, a resident of Jamaica, end up in the competition?

Marvin Miller, R.I.P.

That Miller isn’t in baseball’s Hall of Fame is the kind of inexplicable decision that diminishes not the man, but the institution, writes Allen St. John.