Dirty hit

– James Harrison, the all-pro OLB for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has a reputation for taking no prisoners on the football field. So ferocious is his style of play that the NFL fined him a single-season record $100,000 during the 2011 season for dishing out...

Empty seats

– A decade or so of revelations about professional athletes who use performance-enhancing drugs — and their willingness to lie under oath about it — has sapped the public’s trust. The conventional wisdom is that “they all do it.”...