Kurt Streeter

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The Olympics Rely On, but Don’t Support, Black Girl Magic

Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Gwen Berry are among the Black women athletes who will be counted on to provide standout performances in Tokyo even as they fight to be respected.For better...

Shohei Ohtani Is Just the Star America’s Pastime Needs

This week the Angels star, one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports, will hit and pitch in the All-Star Game. He could not have timed his breakout season any better.SEATTLE...

What to Do With the Olympics: Readers Respond

When our columnist asked how the Olympics could be revamped, readers responded with calls to focus on the competition and do away with the corruption and excess that have bloated the Games.Stop...

Cheers for Carl Nassib Show a Changing Football Culture

Nassib’s coming-out announcement has been met with largely positive responses, a reception other football players who publicly identified as gay, like Dave Kopay, did not experience.A day is coming when this will...

It’s Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon. Don’t Roll Your Eyes.

The fiery star’s march toward history could force his detractors into an uncomfortable position: giving him his due.At first glance, this year’s Wimbledon, returning after the coronavirus pandemic shut down the world’s...

‘I Surely Can Stand in Front of Men and Lead Them’

With women being mentioned for open head coaching vacancies, the N.B.A. seems primed to break one glass ceiling in sports.It’s about time.The N.B.A. sits poised to be the first American men’s professional...

Coach K’s Retirement From Duke and the End of the College ‘Supercoach’

Mike Krzyzewski of Duke announced his retirement shortly after his Tobacco Road nemesis, Roy Williams, announced his, as the N.C.A.A prepares to grant athletes greater agency.Is the supercoach soon to be extinct?Jim...

Naomi Osaka and the Changing Power Dynamics in Sports

With relatively few words, she said a lot as she bowed out of the French Open on her terms, reflecting the growing empowerment of athletes.Thirteen sentences.That’s all we got from Naomi Osaka...

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