Xavien Howard smiles on the field during warmups before a Dolphins-Patriots season-opening game in 2021

Xavien Howard’s 10 Picks: The Perfection of His Craft

The Dolphins cornerback details the lofty goal he set before last season—and how he reached it.


How Does Joe Judge Hold Himself Accountable?

The Giants are 0–2, following two games that featured sloppy mistakes from a seemingly undisciplined team.

Cornell wrestler Yianni Diakomihalis

Without Scholarships, Ivy League Can Level the Playing Field With NIL

Without academic or athletic scholarships, many conference athletes see sponsorships as an especially vital new avenue.


Teams Know Having a Great QB Is More Important Than Ever

How Week 1 reinforced a truism we saw play out this offseason. Plus, previewing Week 2 with the best games to watch and more.

Sep 16, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals designated hitter Salvador Perez (13) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium.

Salvador Perez Is Bucking the Trend for Aging Catchers

At a time in his career when he should be slowing down, the 31-year-old Royals backstop is playing better than ever.

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