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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

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been accused of insider trading. Is he guilty or just a target because of his larger-than-life persona and populist appeal?

All the Denver Broncos wideout l wanted to do was celebrate Obama's victory--but his teammates censored him and the media ridiculed him. Why?

Merritt Paulson, son of Henry Paulson, asks the city of Portland to fund his new sports stadiums even though he can afford it.

The best-known hockey mom in the country gets booed at a game in Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. Failing candidate, failed bank, failed stunt: you can't make this stuff up.

Polititians routinely manipulate Americans' fixation with sports. But Sarah Palin plays an extreme--and disingenuous--version of the game.

Don Haskins made his mark on college basketball and on America, as he fought to make the hardwood a level playing field for all.

The Hall of Fame football legend discusses his experiences working with gangs in the black community and why the death penalty just doesn't work.

You can tell right away that Goldberg didn't read a book, an article, even a fortune cookie, about the 1968 Olympics before whipping out his laptop.

If China's leaders believe they've released enough steam for a smooth Olympics, they could be in for a surprise.

The Maryland State Police's Department of
Homeland Security has devoted hundreds of hours and thousands of taxpayer dollars to harassing people whose only crime was opposing the war in Iraq and the death penalty.

Blogs

Suspending Luis Suárez is the right thing to do. But the organization responsible for issuing judgment is absent of moral weight.
Whether in Brazil or the United States, opponents of Native rights have taken to the tactic of pretending indigenous social justice...
Another day of World Cup games means another day of protests from the Brazilian people. 
Favela Vila Autódromo has lost 30 percent of its homes in the last year. Their crime is being next to the 2016 Olympic Village.
For many of Brazil’s residents, the battles between World Cup teams aren’t nearly as important as the battle to keep their...
Police repression of a FIFA Go Home protest near Brazil’s legendary Maracanã stadum had unintended consequences.
At a favela five minutes from Brazil’s most famous stadium, every family has been removed by force.
I’m on my way to the World Cup to take the temperature of Brazil’s historic passion for soccer, as well as its rekindled...