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Past articles by Richard:

Tom Rinaldi’s ‘awesome’ global journey: World Cup to NFL and back in a week

Tom Rinaldi talks about his whirlwind week traveling from the World Cup to Giants-Cowboys to Michigan-Ohio State and back for Fox's coverage → Read More

Formula One in the United States: How big can it get?

After an exciting and controversial finish to an epic 2021 season, Formula One's U.S. popularity has never been higher. What comes next? → Read More

'Fear is a liar. The world is ready': LGBTQ+ sports media members on their experiences

To mark Pride Month, a panel of LGBTQ+ sportswriters shares their experiences and thoughts on progress, acceptance and the work still to do. → Read More

Is Drew Brees the future of NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' booth? Keys to the ex-Saints QB's broadcast success

The retiring Drew Brees is headed to NBC, where he could be on a track to succeed Cris Collinsworth in the broadcast booth if all goes well. → Read More

How an 'Inside the NBA' doc on Charles Barkley, Shaq, Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith came to life – The Athletic

Charles Barkley, Shaq and the rest of the "Inside the NBA" crew will give a look behind the scenes this week in a four-part documentary. → Read More

Why did Super Bowl viewership decline? An attempt at answers

To offer perspective on the Super Bowl ratings this year, I paneled two NFL media experts. → Read More

The Athletic's play-by-play broadcaster Hall of Fame

Meet the Deitsch Hall of Fame, featuring 25 of the best of the best. → Read More

Media Circus: What does Tony Romo’s new contract mean for other NFL analysts? – The Athletic

At a reported $17 million, Romo's annual salary is unlike any other in sports television, and the ripple effect could be far-reaching. → Read More

The Music City Miracle, Tuck Rule, David Tyree’s catch, a Gunslinger’s blunder, and so much Luck – The Athletic

Adam Schefter, Calvin Watkins, Lindsay Jones, and other NFL writers describe the most indelible game of their careers. → Read More

Media Circus: Remarkable reporting, riveting writing, the best journalism of 2018 – The Athletic

The Curious Case of Bryan Colangelo and the Secret Twitter Account. Tales from the Supreme Court Basketball Gym. Those are among the 150 stories that Richard found exceptional. → Read More

Media Circus: 22 Well-Known Sports Media Members Give Advice to Their Younger Selves

Prominent names in sports media and broadcasting give specific career advice to their younger selves for navigating the world of sports journalism. → Read More

Post Players Set to Take Spotlight in Women's NCAA Tournament

Women's college hoops has been dominated by guards in recent years, but the likes of 6'7" Teaira McCowan, 6'5" A'ja Wilson and other post players are primed to have a big impact on this year's NCAA tournament. → Read More

Louis Riddick Is Interested in ESPN Monday Night Football Job

Former pro and current ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick discusses his interest in the Monday Night Football job, sports broadcasting and more on the SI Media Podcast. → Read More

ESPN: Michael Smith to Leave 6 P.M. SportsCenter

With Michael Smith soon to leave the show, SC6 looks to be over after just 13 months. → Read More

How to Watch—And What to Expect From—the Winter Paralympics 2018 on NBC

For the Winter Paralympics 2018, NBC is airing a record 250 hours coverage, the most ever for a Paralympic Winter Games. Here's what to expect from the broadcast. → Read More

SI Media Podcast: ESPN's Adnan Virk and Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine

ESPN host Adnan Virk discusses his comfort level in talking publicly about his Muslim faith and more, plus Big Ten Network host Dave Revsine about how he keeps his job fresh and more. → Read More

Media Circus: Mike Tirico Reflects on First NBC Olympics Hosting Experience

“Whether it is your country, your political view or the sport you love the most, the platform of the Olympics is so large compared to ... any other event I have been a part of in the past," Mike Tirico on his experience in PyeongChang. → Read More

Rachel Nichols: Why ‘The Jump’ Responded So Strongly to the Mavs Scandal

"It would be naïve to think that there aren’t incidents like this happening within any of the other 29 teams in the league.” Rachel Nichols explains why 'The Jump' went heavy on SI's investigation into the Dallas Mavericks. → Read More

Cari Champion Responds to Laura Ingraham's Comments About LeBron James, Kevin Durant

ESPN broadcaster Cari Champion discusses Laura Ingraham's comments about LeBron James and Kevin Durant, her new role on SportsNation, Jemele Hill and more. → Read More

For Ian Eagle's Son Noah, Broadcasting Runs in His Blood

Syracuse University junior Noah Eagle is following in the footsteps of his father, Orange alum and broadcaster Ian Eagle, a name familiar to millions of sports fans. → Read More