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Redskins helmets

Conservatives have a convenient belief that when it comes to racism, it’s all about intent. 

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.

Protests in Brazil

What could have provoked such massive protests against a soccer festival from the sport’s most passionate fans?

San Antonio Spurs

The underdogs may have enough in the tank to surprise us again next year.

Protests in Brazil

Most Brazilians feel that the biggest football festival in the world, along with the foundation of their country, is being stolen from them.

NCAA press conference

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

Black September commando

The security mania and spending orgy of our present-day Olympics were truly born that tragic September, forty years ago. 

A Jeremy Lin fan

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.
 

Joe Hill, Joe Pa, Tebow and Wee Brains.

International soccer lost a hero when Socrates, the masterful Brazilian midfielder who captained Brazil’s famed 1982 World Cup squad, died last weekend.

Blogs

Serena Williams’s victory at Wimbledon, as well as the questions she had to answer, was a reminder about the importance of Title IX.

July 9, 2012

Will this bravest of athletes continue to speak out now that he's playing for Kobe Bryant’s Lakers? 

July 5, 2012

It might be hard to see a trade union hero in quarterback Drew Brees. But it shouldn’t be. 

July 1, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett still has questions to answer about his role in the slow-motion investigation and prosecution of Penn State University’s Jerry Sandusky.

June 25, 2012

The Department of Justice spent $2 to 3 million prosecuting Roger Clemens. Why?

June 20, 2012

After imprisoning him without charges for three years, Israel is releasing the member of the Palestinian National Team.

June 18, 2012

The 2012 NBA finals presents more than a match up of two young, exciting, athletic teams. They present a rooting political litmus test.

June 11, 2012

More than 2,000 former players claim the NFL concealed knowledge about the long-term damage caused by concussions. 

June 8, 2012

When Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympics, they were called “black skinned stormtroopers” by a young journalist named Brent Musburger. It's past time for an apology.

June 4, 2012

The Olympic Torch is not the most noteworthy thing passed from Greece to London. It’s the looming struggle against austerity.

May 30, 2012