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Dan Wolken


Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

Misery Index Week 3: Michigan State finds out its facing difficult rebuild

The week for Michigan State saw its coach suspended and it was humbled by Washington, showing how big the rebuilding job will be. → Read More

Two horses from same barn collapsed, died at Churchill Downs: 'I'm shattered'

On Saturday, Parents Pride collapsed and died following the eighth race at Churchill Downs. On Tuesday, a similar tragedy befell Chasing Artie. → Read More

Wolken: Just like most of its players, LIV Golf is already past its prime

Can you really call it “Golf But Louder” when you’d need a stethoscope to determine if this tour even has a pulse? → Read More

Wolken: NCAA's arguments in favor of amateurism grow more and more ridiculous

We need a system that justly benefits both the Alabama quarterback and the Division 2 golfer without pretending they are the same. → Read More

As Kentucky preps to face Kansas, has John Calipari's tenure with Wildcats run its course?

As Kentucky prepares to play Kansas in the SEC/Big 12 challenge on Saturday, the focus will be on coaches John Calipari and Bill Self. → Read More

Georgia rallies then needs Ohio State missed field goal to win Peach Bowl and reach title game

The Peach Bowl was remarkable. Georgia scored a late touchdown and Ohio State missed a field goal in the final seconds and the Bulldogs survived. → Read More

Kim Mulkey's silence on Brittney Griner embodies the deep cynicism of college sports

Kim Mulkey, Brittney Griner's college coach, seems shockingly heartless or unimaginably vindictive for refusing to speak about Griner's imprisonment. → Read More

Roger Federer, 20-time Grand Slam winner, to retire from tennis after next week's Laver Cup

Roger Federer, the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles, announces he is retiring from tennis after a multi-year struggle with knee injuries. → Read More

Serena Williams falls at US Open, likely ending one of the most storied careers in tennis

Serena Williams' brilliant career probably over after loss to Ajla Tomljanovic at U.S. Open. She won 23 Grand Slam titles, second all-time. → Read More

Serena Williams extends US Open party with three-set win over Anett Kontaveit

The 40-year-old extended her record to 42-0 in first- and second-round matches at the year's final Grand Slam with upset of No. 2 seed. → Read More

Opinion: Charles Barkley's flirtation with LIV Golf looks like one big troll

Charles Barkley’s flirtation with LIV Golf looks like one big troll. → Read More

Serena Williams offers positive signs in her comeback match. Can she contend at Wimbledon?

With the right draw at Wimbledon, good health and a little luck, why not Serena at the tournament she’s won seven times? → Read More

Will FINA's new transgender policy embolden or neutralize anti-transgender hate?

If FINA's ban on transgender swimmers in women’s events becomes an instrument to whip up anti-trans hate, it will be remembered as a cowardly act. → Read More

Opinion: Teeing off on golfers taking Saudis' LIV Golf cash ignores realities of complicated world

We’d all like to think that we’d say that playing under the LIV banner isn’t worth the sacrifice of conscience. → Read More

With national anthem stance, Giants manager Gabe Kapler is showing what real patriotism looks like

Gabe Kapler is putting real patriotism on display with decision to not take part in the national anthem following school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. → Read More

Where does Rich Strike's win rank among the all-time Kentucky Derby upsets?

The 80-1 longshot made history on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Here's how his improbable victory stacks up to historic wins by Mine That Bird, Canonero II and others. → Read More

Long shot Rich Strike stuns all in winning 148th Kentucky Derby

Rick Strike won the Kentucky Derby, which went off without trainer Bob Baffert, whose horse Medina Spirit tested positive for a banned drug last year. → Read More

The NCAA called Kansas coach Bill Self a cheater nearly 1,000 days ago. His power has only grown.

NCAA once called him a cheater. Bill Self has since received a lifetime KU contract that might as well be a middle finger pointed toward Indianapolis. → Read More

College athletics used to have a word for shoe companies paying athletes: Cheating. Now, it's legit.

A few years ago, it was criminal for shoe companies to lure college recruits with money. But NIL rules mean they can now pay athletes out in the open. → Read More

Another No. 1 seed goes down as No. 5 Houston bullies Arizona in Sweet 16 win

Houston’s defensive pressure and aggressiveness on the glass turned one of the best teams all season into dust, beating No. 1 Arizona 72-60. → Read More