sports

The stories we tell about Kobe Bryant

In recent days, Bryant stories have become meta stories, about memory and reckoning and hero worship and heroes

Gianna Bryant was ‘the future of the WNBA,’ says one star. Here are reflections from 5 women in sports.

Elena Delle Donne, Mia Hamm and others reflect on Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter

Surfing is coming to the Tokyo Olympics. For these women athletes, it’s the recognition they’ve been waiting for.

The sport will join karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and baseball/softball in their debut

The WNBA’s new collective bargaining agreement paves the way for ‘the next generation of athletes’

The breakthrough is significant for all women athletes

Here’s why Olympian Kimia Alizadeh’s defection from Iran matters

The history-making athlete’s decision is not insignificant, given the country’s recent protests

We broke down 4 common arguments about equal pay in women’s pro sports

Here’s what to say next time someone tells you men’s sports are more interesting

Lily Lines: Why your office might suit men better

Plus, Simone Biles’s history-making medal

Activist Suzan Shown Harjo has spent decades fighting against Native American mascots. She is still winning.

From California to Maine, Indian nicknames and mascots have started disappearing

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown accused of rape, sexual assault in federal lawsuit

Britney Taylor, a gymnast, met Brown in 2010 at Central Michigan University, according to the lawsuit

‘So close, yet so far away’: Serena Williams faces some difficult truths after falling short again in a Grand Slam

For whatever reason, Williams made just 44 percent of her first serves