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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.

Stadium in Brazil

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”

Sasha Menu Courey

To curb sexual assault, victims need allies and advocates. Former University of Missouri football player Rolandis Woodland is a model for this.

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Dave Zirin and Samantha Retrosi

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin will join former luge competitor Samantha Retrosi to take reader questions on the politics of the Olympic games.

Sochi illustration

The Russian government’s anti-gay scapegoating diverts attention from what appears to be the most corrupt Olympics in history.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Sochi rubble

Illegal waste dumps, displacement of residents, harsh retribution against local activists: Sochi has it all.

Blogs

Unless we boycott sham amateurism and indentured servitude masquerading as sport, we will never reclaim sports.

December 31, 2011

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Lee Evans has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He needs our help.

December 24, 2011

The NFL’s reaction to Tebow’s Christianity has confirmed the hypocrisy of the league’s right-wing politics.

December 19, 2011

A story about the polemical pugilist Christipher Hitchens, who died this week at the age of 62.

December 16, 2011

In a fitting end to a revolutionary year, a longtime accepted truth has been turned on its head. The Clippers now rule LA hoops.

December 15, 2011

A terrible on-court brawl between Xavier and Cincinnati could be made worse as a grandstanding prosecutor could be bringing criminal charges.

December 14, 2011

I’ve found my feelings about the Boy Scout with the biblical eye-black best explained in a movie almost a quarter-century old.

December 12, 2011

The shocking news that Chris Paul has been traded to the Lakers and then had the trade rescinded says a great deal about the current state of chaos in the NBA

December 9, 2011

In a decision that speaks to the worst impulses of a proud magazine, Sports Illustrated has chosen to honor Mike Krzyzewski as one of its Sportspersons of the Year.

December 5, 2011