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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

A Palestinian football player is told by Yahoo! Sports to be seen but not heard. 
In honor of the national day of action called for July 15 in solidarity with the women of Texas, hear from Katie Feyh, one of the people...
Following thi week's military coup, expect the Egypt’s Ultras to get mad… and the military to try and get even.
Crime hysteria about the twenty-nine NFL players who've been arrested obscures the fact that they've been caught in a law and order...
When Eduardo Galeano, author and soccer fan, has something to say about the World Cup and Brazil’s protests, we need to listen.
Efforts by Brazil’s leaders and FIFA leaders to delink protests from the World Cup and Olympics will fail.
The only historical comparison to what is happening right now in Brazil was in 1968 in Mexico City. We must be vigilant in making sure they...
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs put on a game for the ages, reminding me of a similar one almost twenty-seven years ago.