Sports

Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle of the U.S. celebrate being awarded the golden ball and bronze ball after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup in Lyon, France, July 7, 2019. Lavelle is a graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading, Ohio. (CNS photo/Bernadett Szabo, Reuters)
Lavelle’s high school, Mount Notre Dame, spent the days before the final excitedly cheering her on via Twitter.
Jill Brennan O'Brien June 14, 2019
Joe Bonomo's well-written take on Roger Angell's musings on baseball.
Catholic News Service June 13, 2019
Before the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 on June 12 to win the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup for the first time in the team's 52-year history, Twitter was alive with hopes for a little divine intervention for such a victory.
The perfect pitch Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of the park.
James T. Keane April 10, 2019
Looking back on sports stories designed to educate a certain class of white American male into the virtues of postwar civic culture.
Ashley McKinless April 09, 2019
Thanks to the resilience of the U.V.A. team—and the fervent prayers of many fans—the darkest day in the program’s history will now be remembered as the first step on their road to redemption.