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Dave Zirin

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Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin

Sports Editor

Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports correspondent, is the author, most recently, of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio. His other books include What's My Name Fool? (Haymarket Books), A People's History of Sports in the United States (the New Press), Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love (Scribner) and, with John Wesley Carlos, The John Carlos Story. You can find all his work at www.edgeofsports.com.

Articles

News and Features

As baseball's most sanctimonious team heads to the World Series, the
Colorado Rockies are playing down their holier-than-thou image.

The sports establishment is shocked, shocked at her steroid-fueled Olympic wins. But didn't they also play a role?

Exposed in court as sex harassers, the coach and owner of a storied basketball team have turned Madison Square Garden into a toxic workplace.

In an era of technology-driven sports, the question of what is and isn't cheating can get pretty murky. But Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were caught red-handed.

Thanks to some major-league grassroots organizing, workers who keep Baltimore's Camden Yards pristine are close to winning the right to a living wage.

It's official: He's the new home run king. Will the media ever get over it?

With the indictment of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback on federal conspiracy charges for running an alleged dogfighting operation, the media went into attack mode.

Political struggle and its relation to sports is a question not of the past but of the future.

Congressional hearings about head injuries in the NFL raise questions about the consequences for old-timers and present-day players.

Slugger Gary Sheffield's intemperate remarks about the black/Latino divide have rattled batting cages and plunged baseball into the immigration debate.

Blogs

There will be a protest this Tuesday in Brooklyn before a preseason basketball game. It is difficult to comprehend, given his conciliatory...
The FCC ruled 5-0 against the NFL, showing that their stranglehold over government and fans could be coming to an end.
Activists want to know why there will be a Friends of the IDF hosted fundraiser at the Barclay’s Center before a Brooklyn Nets...
After the most tumultuous, scandal-plagued month in the history of the NFL commissioner’s office, we speak to the executive director...
Even if we accept everything Steve Bisciotti says as fact, that just means that he treated the Ray Rice incident with NFL’s usual...
Both the NFL and some domestic violence advocates do not like this argument. But it demands more exploration and study.
"As long as there is no justice, there's no time for games."
This is not a personal conduct policy. It is an amateurish, pandering, and altogether odious exercise in public relations.