Frank Deford appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Baseball statistics have been around almost as long as the game. But a recent statistic explosion has led to covert skulduggery, industrial espionage and power politics. In baseball!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game may be less starry than usual this year because of Kansas City fans' campaign to get as many Royals players as possible into the game.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Summer is finally here and commentator Frank Deford rounds up some of the sights and (softer) sounds of the season. And he says it's time for a new job on the courts of Wimbledon.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
If ESPN wants to honor selfless players, it should give awards for courage to unknown people who achieve great feats.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both have the potential to win Grand Slams, one of the rarest achievements in sports. But it's not an easy feat.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tom Brady could be guilty of one of the worst transgressions in sport — purposely defiling the part of the game that makes it fair and square.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Patriots quarterback was recently suspended for his apparent role in underinflating game balls. For commentator Frank Deford, "Deflategate" is as much about Brady's vanity as it is about victory.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Retired baseball player Derek Jeter is leading the charge to find ways for players to speak to fans without media middlemen.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
As Jenner prepares for an interview in which he's expected to talk about his gender identity, commentator Frank Deford looks back at the reality TV star's days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to fame.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Baseball players' arms are becoming more like football players' heads — subject to frequent injury and in need of immobilizing surgery.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The curmudgeonly sports commentator is pessimistic about the sport's prospects in the U.S.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football's popularity.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
NASCAR is suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL is considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.