Enes Kanter is from Turkey, an American ally that has given a despot — Recep Tayyip Erdogan — free rein after a failed coup. Tens of thousands of political opponents and journalists have been jailed. Read more →
It’s difficult to imagine a more obvious slight than the one the NCAA tossed on the University of Minnesota women’s softball team, which went 16-3 against other teams invited to the NCAA tournament, won 25 in a row, and finished the season 54-3. For all of that, the tournament committee sent the Gophers in unseeded. Read more →
Male privilege is the luxury of sitting at a hockey game, having to go to the bathroom, scooting up the stairs and into the men’s room to do what you’ve got to do, and getting back to your seat before the TV timeout is over.
Ask your female friend if that’s how it is for women at the games. Read more →
Royce White, Hopkins native and a former Mr. Basketball in Minnesota who was drafted in the first round of the NBA despite revealing mental health issues, flamed out in his chance at basketball stardom in the pro game. He and Kevin McHale, then the boss of the Houston Rockets, never saw eye to eye and White’s anxiety issues kept him out of games. Read more →
It doesn’t erase the stain of its racist reputation, but Boston Red Sox fans did what they could last night to apologize to a black player who was subject to racist taunts the night before. Read more →