Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
Alex Rodriguez is facing unprecedented sanctions by Major League Baseball, which is exactly why the union should have his back.
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The decision to go ahead with a new Red Wings hockey arena in bankrupt Detroit says so much more than its backers want us to hear.
In the NFL, a racist idea gains surprising currency after the arrest of Aaron Hernandez.
In 100 degree heat, 1,000 people gathered to draw the strength to build a new Civil Rights Movement.
A shocking verdict pushes athletes to speak their piece.
In honor of the national day of action called for July 15 in solidarity with the women of Texas, hear from Katie Feyh, one of the people who was part of ‘the People’s Filibuster.’