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.
Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95.
The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.
Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.
San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave us a sneak preview of last night’s historic election results.
Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.
The name Barry Bonds returned to the airwaves as the Giants returned to the World Series