Sports Journalism Blog

Posted on May 9th, 2016 in Weekly Roundup by fgogola

By Sports Capital Journalism Program Staff | @SportsCapJour

C.E. Morgan’s new book, “The Sport of Kings,” blends together horse racing with the evolution of the meaning of race in America. Book review by The New Yorker’s Kathryn Schulz.

CNN’s Sara Ganim reports on a Sandusky victim who says the Joe Paterno allegedly told him to drop his abuse accusation.

Tim Layden, of Sports Illustrated, writes about Nyquist overcoming doubts, winning the Kentucky Derby and reigniting the Triple Crown chase. Missed the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby? Watch the entire two-minute race on NBC Sports’ Twitter feed.

The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring investigates why NBA players would want to lie about their height.

Newsday’s Neil Best writes on how MLB Network and NHL Network have found success sharing a New Jersey building, studios and executives.

Wright Thompson dives into who and what Leicester City is and how it’s still a complicated place, even after the team pulled off the seemingly impossible by winning the Premier League title.

Kelyn Soong, of The Washington Post, shares the story of Ali Ebadi, a Virginia high school senior who’s chasing a tennis dream in America after getting his start on a dirt court in Kabul.

Armando Salguero, of the Miami Herald, on how super agent Jimmy Sexton has played the Miami Dolphins over the years.

American Pharoah seems to be enjoying and exceling at his sex life as a stud: From Joe Drape, of The New York Times .

Check out ESPN’s feature on unfulfilled potential: Part 1 and Part 2.

Jay Caspian Kang, of The New York Times Magazine, opines that replay has taken the fun and joy out of watching sports.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst shares the untold story of Steven Adams, an Oklahoma City Thunder center and the youngest of 18 siblings.

The NBA and NCAA’s custom folding chairs get made in Taiwan, as Vice Sports’ Amy Chyan tells the story.

Howard Beck writes at Bleacher Report about the last days of Lob City, which may be broken up in the offseason.

First-year Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is revolutionizing rookie minicamp, one of the NFL’s most meaningless weekends. Story by the Miami’s Herald’s Armando Salguero.

The MMQB’s Peter King goes inside the Dallas Cowboys’ draft room.

Steve Douglas, of The Associated Press, breaks down how Leicester City captured the Premier League title.

ESPN The Magazine’s Bruce Schoenfeld writes on how the Minnesota Twin rely on old-fashioned scouting and investigate reporting, even in today’s world of analytics.

Ira Boudway and Kate Smith, of Bloomberg BusinessWeek, on how the Atlanta Braves farm system sticks small towns across the South with massive stadium bills.