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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

The LGBT community celebrated the thought of an athletic kiss-in at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow. But there may be less than...
I’ve never seen a sports documentary that marries political nuance and energy quite like The Trials of Muhammad Ali.
A column on Fox Sports makes a ridiculous comparison, but even worse, traffics in a myth about the great Rosa Parks. 
The idea of prohibiting Russia from entering the Olympics due to its anti-LGBT oppression makes less sense the more you examine its premise.
Three different sports stories share the common thread of reflecting the racism that's surfaced in the Summer of 2013.
Any serious discussion about performance enhancing drugs in baseball needs to address the fact that it is Latin American players who are...
Alex Rodriguez is facing unprecedented sanctions by Major League Baseball, which is exactly why the union should have his back.
The two most dissected young people of 2013 show how this country eats its young.