Michele Roberts broke new ground in American sports this year, when she was chosen to lead the NBA players' union. As she has shown time and time again in her first few months on the job, she's just getting started as a sports groundbreaker.
Dec 17 3:25 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a collegiate game Friday night, starting at shooting guard and helping the Massachusetts defeat Siena , 95-87, at the Mullins Center.
Nov 15 2:14 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
At this point in the turf versus grass debate, it's important to step back, give FIFA the benefit of the doubt and ... all right, never mind, soccer's governing body insistence on making the Women's World Cup play out on turf just makes no sense.
Dec 30 5:16 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
In a harrowing account, WNBA star Brittney Griner describes the disturbing incident from earlier this week that left her with a knife wound on her team bus in China.
Nov 7 2:47 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Five female coaches are out. A longtime trainer has quit in disgust. There are allegations of gender bias, and a tornado of controversy around athletic director Gary Barta. Iowa's response? Mostly crickets.
Nov 5 1:26 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Brittney Griner joins a panel to discuss the current market climate for LGBT-identified athletes.
Oct 10 5:25 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Have I changed my mind about Hope Solo being suspended? No, she should not be playing right now for the U.S. women's national soccer team. But it's wrong to equate Ray Rice with Hope Solo. In fact, that comparison is downright dangerous.
Sep 23 11:52 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Hope Solo continues to play goalie for the U.S. women's national team, despite legal woes related to a domestic assault. Why?
Sep 20 2:32 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Committing to a college early -- like 13-year-old Jada Peebles did at NC State -- can help a basketball player and her family avoid the turmoil of recruiting, but it also brings a lot of extra scrutiny.
Sep 11 12:39 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
A young sprinter with high levels of testosterone braces to challenge a policy that, rather than leveling the playing field, discriminates against some athletes.
Sep 9 4:08 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
The New York Liberty didn't make the WNBA playoffs. But they're close ... which is why James Dolan should not make any drastic moves -- that includes retaining Bill Laimbeer as the Liberty coach.
Aug 25 10:13 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
As detailed in a stunning report from "Outside The Lines," college athletic departments have a baffling amount of sway in investigating alleged sexual assaults by athletes. Former NCAA basketball player Kate Fagan explains how and why that happens.
Aug 21 4:06 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Michele Roberts, head of the NBA players' association, talks about how her background primed her history-making new role.
Aug 7 5:55 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Becky Hammon, named an assistant coach for the Spurs on Tuesday, has always seen the game through a coach's lens, as if basketball's X's and O's had been coded into her DNA, writes Kate Fagan.
Aug 5 | By Kate Fagan
Another day, another missed opportunity. By harping on consistency of punishments, Roger Goodell again missed a golden opportunity to stand in front of the cameras and tell the world how seriously the NFL takes domestic violence, writes Kate Fagan.
Aug 6 12:52 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
After two years of diligent film study and analysis with the Clippers, Natalie Nakase got an unexpected call from Doc Rivers. The Clippers wanted her to become the first woman to be an assistant coach in the NBA.
Jul 31 1:21 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Brittney Griner's trip to China was, uh, interesting, to be sure. Here are a half dozen things every WNBA star playing overseas ought to know.
Jul 30 12:09 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Can FIFA be fixed? Can it repair its reputation? Soccer's governing body needs fundamental change, and that means making women an integral part of the process.
Jul 8 2:07 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
After tragedy struck her family, Tina Charles decided to start a foundation with the goal of donating 100 automated external defibrillators every year. So far, so much good.
Jun 30 10:54 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, former U.S. women's soccer star Brandi Chastain discussed the American men's chances in Brazil, their "most problematic" area on the pitch, and talked about the recent coaching changes with the U.S. women.
Jun 11 12:11 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
After three summers at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the New York Liberty finally returned to the world's most famous arena on Saturday night, once again calling Madison Square Garden home.
May 18 12:56 AM ET | By Kate Fagan
The hiring of Jimmy Dykes as Arkansas women's basketball coach underscores the ways in which female coaches feel less empowered to pursue jobs -- on both the men's and women's side.
May 17 2:53 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
In the wake of scandals that cost Kelly Greenberg and Beth Couture their jobs, Kate Fagan writes that the difference between a demanding coach and an abusive coach is not a thin line.
Apr 29 1:34 PM ET | By Kate Fagan
Boston University and head women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg have parted ways.
Apr 23 12:54 AM ET | By Kate Fagan