August 29, 2016 8:00 am
Caster Semenya of South Africa, heavily favored to win the Olympic women’s 800 meters, ran a quick opening round this week and then breezed past reporters. Who could blame her? Perhaps no female athlete has faced such brutal scrutiny by fellow competitors, sports officials and journalists.
May 19, 2015 3:09 pm
Their recoveries sparked a debate: The families say the stem cell treatments had a major impact, while skeptics say the therapies are unproven and that Brodie and Howe could have improved through natural healing, as stroke patients often do.
April 24, 2015 5:06 pm
A federal judge gave final approval on Wednesday to a settlement in a lawsuit brought by about 5,000 former National Football League players who accused the league of covering up the dangers of concussions.
March 20, 2015 7:47 pm
Professional baseball players may not be fully recovered when they return to play after a concussion, a new study suggests.
October 7, 2014 2:16 pm
Olympic sports have chosen to set a limit on testosterone to distinguish the two. Unfortunately, that standard leaves a woman like Chand on the outside looking in.
September 15, 2014 5:12 pm
I’ve had the pleasure of having a few pieces published on in Slate, in particular in Outward. None have had as much response, good and bad, as my rant against the current International Olympic Committee policy that bans women with high natural testosterone levels from competing in women’s events.
August 11, 2014 1:54 pm
Concussions in high school football players are equally serious no matter where on the head the hit occurred, according to a new study.
June 23, 2014 1:50 pm
Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career.
May 7, 2014 5:52 pm
Between 2005 and 2012, concussions among high school athletes became more common with every passing academic year, according to a new U.S. study.
May 2, 2014 3:29 pm
Four female athletes were required to undergo “partial clitorectomies” and gonadectomies (removal of gonads) as a result of the current gender-policing polices of major sports governing bodies.