McCullough retired from soccer to protest an abusive head coach. When it comes to fighting racial and social injustice, she’s only just begun.
Robert Silverman is a freelance journalist living in New York. His work has appeared in The New York Times, ESPN, HuffPost, VICE Sports, Deadspin, The Outline and more.
Ryan O’Callaghan only came out after he’d left pro football behind. Now he’s working to make sure LGBTQ players in the league feel welcomed and supported.
Oscar Robertson paved the way for athletes to protest and demand the right to choose their employers, at a time when standing up to the league could get a player barred for life.
In 2004, the Blue Jays slugger protested the War on Terror and was made into New York’s public enemy No 1.
A former darling of Occupy Wall Street, Tim Pool has racked up more than a billion views and millions in earnings while dangerously whitewashing the far right.
The NFL’s anti-vaxxer stars went public on Thursday after the league said that virus-hit teams unable to field enough players will automatically forfeit games, and go unpaid.
At Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, the boxers and trainers aren’t happy about the stunt bout pitting retired legend Floyd Mayweather against influencer Logan Paul.
Grown men who claim to hold the same values that I did when I was 12 are exposing themselves as crybabies and quitters.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB is making his 10th (!) Super Bowl appearance, and will go down as the greatest football player ever. He’s also a total blank slate.
The “worldwide leader in sports” has largely ignored that McGregor is being sued for rape in the lead-up to his lucrative UFC bout Saturday night—broadcast on ESPN+.