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Stanford’s athletic diversity is unmatched by top schools

Add to Stanford University’s reputation for strong academics another distinction, this one in athletics. The elite private school’s record of coaching diversity in major sports over the last 25 years is hard to match.

Shani Davis skates for his legacy, Olympic history

Speed skater Shani Davis will go down in history for his succession of Winter Olympic firsts, most notably as the first African American athlete to win an individual gold at the Winter Games. But in his own sport, he is ...

Dolphins debacle puts issues of harassment, racism in spotlight

The flood of news coverage surrounding the alleged harassment of Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin by teammate Richie Incognito has brought issues of racism and harassment into the national conversation.

Boston honors basketball great Bill Russell with statue

City officials, NBA stars past and present and several hundred fans showed up for the unveiling of the city’s statue of Bill Russell last week on a windswept rainy day on City Hall Plaza.

Red Sox World Series victory underscores progress on team’s race issues

If the first World Series title of this century buried "The Curse of the Bambino" and the second threw dirt on the grave, then the third may finally put to rest the ghost of Jackie Robinson.

Washington Redskins name controversy latest battle in long war

When President Barack Obama recently suggested that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder consider changing the name of his football team, the long-simmering debate over offensive symbols came to a full boil.

Swinging for the fences: ‘The Base’ uses sports to push student athletes to excellence on the field and in the classroom

Robert Lewis Jr., founder of the Boston Astros baseball program, believes in the power of sports to help boys succeed not just on the field, but in life. He has recently launched The Base, a nonprofit organization that pairs baseball ...

Boston Astros win Triple Crown Sports U.S. Baseball Championship in Virginia

The Boston Astros have just won the Triple Crown Sports U.S. Baseball Championship for teams with players up to 18 years old. This was the second time in four years that the Boston Astros won this national championship. Seventy-five teams ...

The3PointFoundation’s basketball program shoots and scores

If young athletes are going to succeed, they need to complement their success on the court with success in the classroom. That is the idea behind a boys’ program founded in March 2012, The3PointFoundation. Intended for urban boys participating in ...

NFL strikes out on minority coach hiring this season

NFL strikes out on minority coach hiring this season