Daily Roundup: Oct. 18

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: Nine years after the death of NFL quarterback Steve McNair, Nashville police officer Vincent Hill is still chasing chilling new rumors and uncovering fresh leads. In Fall of a Titan – a podcast presented by SI: True Crime and Cadence 13 – host Tim Rohan uses Hill as a guide, re-examining the case in a new light. Off the hand of a fan and the foot of a superstar,

Daily Roundup: Oct. 17

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: Some parents of Maryland football players fear head coach DJ Durkin will be reinstated and continue a coaching style allegedly based on verbal and physical abuse, according the The Athletic. Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado stole headlines again — this time for his kick to the ankle of Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Jesus Aguilar, which leads USA Today columnist Josh Pe

Daily Roundup: Oct. 16

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: On this day 50 years ago, Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously raised their fists in protest at the Mexico City Olympics. Sports Illustrated looks back on the event in this piece from 1991. The USA Today’s Bob Nightingale says the Houston Astros have another superstar in Alex Bregma, and he’s taking this postseason by storm. Forty-seven years after the original Midnight Mile

Daily Roundup: Oct. 15

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: The Los Angeles Times’ Nathan Fenno tells the heartbreaking story of how Kevin Ellison went from starring in football at USC to dying while wandering through traffic on a freeway. Now, Fenno’s family wonders what role football played in years of mental health problems. The Washington Post’s Chuck Culpepper sums up Saturday’s college football slate by saying, college football

Daily Roundup: Oct. 12

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news: What is the legacy of Aaron Hernandez? The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team compiled the story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America’s most popular sport. The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch asked 40 people in sports media to write about the worst team they ever covered. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s  Paul Daugherty asks how we explain improvement in race

Daily Roundup: Oct. 11

Here’s a roundup of the latest sports news: Justin Gallegos, a runner at Oregon with cerebral palsy, thought he was just finishing another cross country race. Little did he know Nike was waiting at the finish line to offer him a pro contract, Sports Illustrated reports. The Washington Post’s Rick Maese looks at the forgotten story of the Harvard rowers who supported Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 1968 Summer Olymp