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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

A wave of domestic-violence scandals rocks the league.

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.
 

Pulaski Schools Superintendent Mel Lightner has denied that the tune played by the Pulaski High Schools "Red Raiders" was Woody Guthrie's "Union Maid."

International soccer lost a hero when Socrates, the masterful Brazilian midfielder who captained Brazil’s famed 1982 World Cup squad, died last weekend.

Blogs

Having seen all the footage, my initial judgment of Jay Glazer was overly harsh.
The NFL’s manhood code is profoundly destructive. If anything good comes out of this Richie Incognito story, maybe it is that we can...
The Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin story has at least revealed an NFL team that refuses to see harassment as part of doing business.
As Dolphins players rush to support accused racist bully Richie Incognito, it is worth asking who is pulling the strings.
The story of NFL player Richie Incognito bullying a teammate is just the tip of the iceberg.
Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, will be subject to demonstrations this week in Minneapolis. It is just the latest in a...
Baseball is about the unity of tradition and change. The Boston Red Sox's World Series victory has demonstrated this in dramatic...
The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.