Despite winning it all in 2015, Jill Ellis's tenure as U.S. women's national team coach has been marked by criticism–from both outside the locker room and in it. Her adjustments since Olympic failure in 2016, though, deserve credit.
The U.S. men's national team enjoyed a 4-0 win to open its Gold Cup title defense, with newcomer Tyler Boyd scoring a pair of goals on a night marred by an apparent hamstring injury to Weston McKennie.
The most polarizing figure in the NBA is not any owner, player, exec or even LeBron James—it’s Rich Paul, the King’s agent and friend, who unleashed havoc on the league this past season when he demanded that New Orleans trade Anthony Davis. But here’s the thing: He and LeBron have bigger plans.
Compared to their NBA and MLB cohorts, NFL players have it rough. Their short careers in a violent sport include nonguaranteed contracts and restrictions on free agency—and owners have always had the upper hand.
Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon that could have career-altering implications. While much of the focus has centered on the events that led to his injury, The Crossover considers what's next and whether Durant will remain content with the care he received.