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.
Japan’s victory on Sunday is just one part of a rollicking World Cup.
Crowds have asked Commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona. He chose not to listen—and now I choose not to watch.
Joe Allen's new book People Wasn’t Made to Burn is nothing less than a reinvention of the true crime genre.
Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame tight end John Mackey has a legacy that truly transcends his sport.
By symbolizing bankruptcy and community apathy, the LA Dodgers make an unwelcome return to the national Zeitgeist.
Alternately hilarious and moving, here is the memoir for your beach blanket this summer.
Adrian Gonzalez will be at the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona. That's good news for Major League Baseball and bad news for immigrant rights activists.
On June 20th, 1967, Muhammad Ali was sentenced to five years in a federal prison. He didn't blink.