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.
King James is hinting that he will leave the Miami Heat and return to Cleveland—a move that would be felt far beyond the sports world.
The Ohio case raises the chance to discuss why rape culture festers in the world of sports.
Hundreds of Israeli soccer fans couldn't stomach the sight of a Muslim player scoring for their own team.
The late president wanted to protect Venezuelan players shipped off to the US—not exactly something the MLB empire eagerly embraced.
Florida Atlantic University students are saying “no” to renaming the school’s football stadium after a private prison.
Royce White is a National Basketball Association first round draft pick, an advocate for players’ mental health and, much to the NBA’s chagrin, a lucid critic of capitalism.