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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

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

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."

Blogs

The breakdown of negotiations has led Major League Soccer to fall back on what has become an all-too-familiar tactic in the world of sports.
Reading Jeff Pearlman’s new book about the 1980s Showtime Lakers has unearthed more than a few memories.
The shooting of two Palestinian teenage soccer players in the feet comes at a perilous time for Israel, as their future in FIFA will be...
When will Roger Goodell and the NFL stand up and say they have a violence against women problem?
Nation sports editor Dave Zirin appeared alongside Muhammad Ali’s daughter Rasheda on MSNBC’s The Reid Report to discuss Ali...
Roger Goodell has been saying all the right things about the NFL being an open and inclusive environment. Now it’s time to act.
In Miami, no one gave much of a chance to young boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. against the champ, Sonny Liston. It wouldn’t be the...
After one game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins has made history as the first openly gay player in one of...