July 22, 2016

Our Road to Rio

When we got to the first training camp after our victory tour, you could just feel it. We were sitting in a room and already there was a sign: 211 DAYS UNTIL RIO. It was all business.


The White Sox beat the Cubs, 5-4, behind Tyler Saladino's walk-off single

July 20, 2016

Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 17-year-old self: When your Laker dream comes true tomorrow, you need to figure out a way to invest in the future of your family and friends. This sounds simple, and you may think it’s a no-brainer, but take some time to think on it further. I said INVEST. I did not say GIVE.

July 21, 2016
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Thanks for the Memories, Minnesota

You know David Ortiz now. You know Big Papi. But when I came to this country, I was David Arias. I was a simple guy who was trying to have fun and make his dream come true.

July 25, 2016

Ballers: Season 2, Episode 2 Recap

The theme of the second episode of season 2 of the HBO series Ballers was the dumb jock stereotype — and it hit us like a cornerback blitz.

July 20, 2016

The Face of Change

When people think of an American Olympic athlete, they probably don’t picture someone who looks like me. Black. Muslim.

July 21, 2016

Leaving the Game I Love

Today, I am making my exit from the game of football. I’m leaving the sport I love — the sport that has consumed my existence for the last 18 years — to start a new life.

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Only in New York

Hockey players will often tell you how special it is to play in New York, but I have the story to prove it. Let me take you back to 1989, to tell you about my 21st birthday party in Manhattan.

Team USA in Motion

In anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio, members of Team USA took part in a special Players’ Tribune photo session that highlighted their fluid movements as athletes.

July 22, 2016

Back to Racine

Man, there really isn’t any place like home. Ain’t that the truth?

July 21, 2016

The Most Important Part of the NHL Locker Room

Look inside the locker room of any team in the NHL, and at the heart of the space you’ll find a revered staple of the Room. No, not a Bieber-trampled carpet emblem. I’m referring instead to the other cherished staple: the Ping-Pong table.

July 19, 2016

My Rookie Year

When I arrived in Houston before my rookie year, I was 22 and I was quiet. Steve Francis was not quiet.

Scouting Myself: Maya Moore

This is Scouting Myself, a new series where professional athletes give elite high school athletes the chance to break down film, run drills and discover what it takes to make it to the next level — straight from the pros themselves.