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Jock Talk: Marathoner conquers the North Pole

Jock Talk: Marathoner conquers the North Pole

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 25, 2018

I asked Larry Rich what it was like running a marathon at the North Pole. He spoke to me about the strange sound the snow made beneath his feet. That made all the sense in the world to me.

Jock Talk: MLB's local LGBT and Pride games set

Jock Talk: MLB's local LGBT and Pride games set

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 18, 2018

LGBT Pride Night events are coming up for the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's.

Jock Talk: Gay Games are back

Jock Talk: Gay Games are back

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 12, 2018

Forget the frustrating fabrications of the late, never great World Outgames. Get over the legal slap fest to settle ownership of the Sin City Classic.

Jock Talk: Welts elected to Hall of Fame

Jock Talk: Welts elected to Hall of Fame

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Apr 4, 2018

Warriors President Rick Welts was elected to the NBA Hall of Fame.

Jock Talk: The NCAA needs a reboot

Jock Talk: The NCAA needs a reboot

  • by by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 28, 2018

Perhaps we have all come to expect too much of the NCAA. Perhaps we should stop thinking those four letters stand for National Collegiate Athletic Association and accept its current reality: "No Compassion, Action, or Accountability."

Jock Talk: Discrimination clear as ice

Jock Talk: Discrimination clear as ice

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 21, 2018

After a nine-day trial, a federal jury last week awarded former University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Shannon Miller $3.7 million,

Jock Talk: Wrestling transgressions

Jock Talk: Wrestling transgressions

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 14, 2018

Two recent incidents involving transgender high school wrestlers in Texas and Ohio have shown the importance of having school practices driven less by political stances or cultural prejudices, and more by common sense.

Jock Talk: Blame all around as lawsuit roils Outgames

Jock Talk: Blame all around as lawsuit roils Outgames

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Mar 7, 2018

The final chapters of the Outgames legacy will be recorded not by athletes on playing fields, nor by conference rooms full of academic activists wielding resolutions and declarations, but by courtrooms of attorneys and litigants.

Jock Talk: The Olympics kiss seen round the world

Jock Talk: The Olympics kiss seen round the world

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 28, 2018

Frostbitten notes from a fortnight-plus of wintry Olympics ...

Outgames organizers sued

Outgames organizers sued

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 28, 2018

Nine months after the 2017 World Outgames in Miami was canceled, a television producer from California who had been registered to compete in tennis has filed a $5 million lawsuit in federal district court against Outgames organizers.

Jock Talk: All that glitters is gold - and bronze

Jock Talk: All that glitters is gold - and bronze

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 14, 2018

In advance of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, John Moody, the executive editor of Fox News, wrote an editorial predicting poor medal results for Team USA because of an overabundance of gays and people of color on the squad.

Jock Talk: If we remember, nothing is lost

Jock Talk: If we remember, nothing is lost

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 7, 2018

I was scanning down the column of names when it hit me how many of them belonged to people I knew or to people whose legacies had profoundly affected my life.

Jock Talk: Putting the 'flame' in the Olympic flame

Jock Talk: Putting the 'flame' in the Olympic flame

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Feb 1, 2018

There will be no ducking the gay presence for NBC this time when the Winter Olympics open in South Korea next week.

Jock Talk: Make it stop

Jock Talk: Make it stop

  • by Roger Brigham
  • Jan 24, 2018

Over 150 women give victim impact statements in sentencing hearing of former Olympic physician Larry Nassar.