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Colombia Soccer

On the field at the most ambitious indigenous sporting event in Colombian history.

International Community High School students rally outside City Hall

High school students and teachers are embracing civil disobedience—and learning the repercussions.

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

Bronson Koenig

Bronson Koenig is using his newfound national platform to speak out against mistreatment of Native Americans.

Unlike Michael Jordan, the man who has a statue on the east side of the United Center, Rose took a stand on a polarizing issue as a player.

Charles Barkley

Once you were not afraid to ask that all-important question: “Who’s afraid of a large black man?” Tragically, it now seems like the answer might be you.

A wave of domestic-violence scandals rocks the league.

Galeano

Professional soccer does everything to castrate its own energy of happiness, but it survives in spite of all the spites.

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Blogs

The future of the planned FIFA vote on Israeli soccer’s future may be in peril but it may have received an unexpected boost.

May 28, 2015

The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.

May 27, 2015

Michael Sam’s need to sign with the Canadian Football League’s Montral franchise shames the NFL but could be the perfect place for Sam to show what he can do.

May 26, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

Who could have predicted that Brazil’s World Cup buildup would have disastrous results—other than everyone not financially vested in its success?

May 19, 2015

If Roger Goodell believes that all documents should be disclosed, let’s start with the ones he is holding under lock and key.

May 15, 2015

NFL owners using our tax dollars to salute the troops? It’s even worse than that.

May 13, 2015

The sentiment of keeping sports and politics seperate unites the soccer leaders in Israel and Palestine. Tragically, they both mean profoundly different things.

May 11, 2015

The decision by Knicks and Liberty CEO James Dolan to belligerently hire Isiah Thomas to run the Liberty defies understanding.

May 6, 2015

Sepp Blatter's unreconstructed sexism is a slap in the face to everyone who supports women's soccer.

May 2, 2015