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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

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.

There is a reason the former Mets skipper hasn't worked a Major League dugout in a decade.

Blogs

Sports unions have joined to fight to defeat Michigan's proposed right-to-work legislation.
Costas has ignited a firestorm after his comments on gun culture during halftime of Sunday Night Football. He tells us now why he won...
The NFL told the world that the death of a 22-year-old woman, the suicide of a player and the mental state of his teammates is secondary to...
Recent referendums raise real questions for what the NFL should be saying about marijuana.
Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95. 
For the second time in three years, the sports infrastructure was targeted and destroyed in Gaza.
The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.
Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series...