The closing of Grantland, ESPN’s sports and culture site, has been the subject of a tremendous amount of coverage and speculation since it was announced Oct. 30. The affection many had for the site resulted in a predictable outpouring of anger from the Web site's readers, not to mention a number of fond farewells from journalists around the country.
The morning after Roger Goodell stood below the winners' Super Bowl stage, hugging members of Peyton Manning's family as the confetti swirled around him, the commissioner stepped to a microphone and proudly declared his belief that the weeklong event in the Bay Area had been a smash hit.
The risks of suffering a concussion have been under the spotlight in recent years, especially as the degenerative neurological illness known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been found in multiple football players after their deaths. The degenerative disease is believed to be linked to brain trauma, including concussions.
NBA All-Star 2016, the first NBA All-Star to be held outside of the United States, will provide fans in 215 countries and territories with access in 49 languages on their televisions, computers, mobile phones and tablets. This includes the 65th NBA All-Star Game, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, and the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, as well as behind-the-scenes coverage and interviews throughout the week.
The NFL managed to get through the 2015 season without causing an outsized fiasco, which was no small feat considering what happened a year ago. Its strengthened domestic violence rules stood up, no players were accused of child abuse and if any team was caught with underinflated footballs, the league kept it under wraps.