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.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Georgian luge slider Nodar Kumaritashvili expose the International Olympic Committee charter as a lie.
If not for the incessant backlash against NBA players, the all-white All-American Basketball Alliance would never have gotten off the ground.
The Supreme Court will soon tell the NFL whether it can knock out competition by cutting deals as a single entity.
University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.
The "Press Box Red" was a top sports writer who led the first sustained campaign to integrate Major League Baseball.
The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.
The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst of the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.
When the golfer makes deals with dictatorships and unaccountable corporations, all in the name of his billion-dollar brand, he deserves no privacy.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to understand that when athletes play with a concussion, it is bad for their health--and for business. But do his reforms go far enough?
A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.