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Samantha Retrosi

As a luge competitor at the 2006 Winter Games, I saw the dehumanization and corporate domination behind the Olympic ideal.

They’ve been competing for decades—but now they’re proudly and publicly out.

As a former George Washington University basketball player and the first openly transgender Division I athlete, Kye Allums is no stranger to transgender ignorance in the media.

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. 

Blogs

Is it possible to have a real discussion about race in sports?

April 2, 2012

The trick is on us—Magic Johnson is just a figurehead.

March 28, 2012

The senseless killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has provoked an outcry among athletes. Even among the most famous and infamous of them all, LeBron James.

March 25, 2012

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, reminds us of another chapter in its history.

March 23, 2012

Most agree the Saints should have met with some punishment for having a “bounty system” against opposing players, but the NFL is not being honest about why the suspensions were so terribly harsh.

March 21, 2012

Please, oh please: may the soon-to-be ex–Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow land in Miami. It’s a match made in my own idea of Heaven.

March 20, 2012

How the college sports system exploits student-athletes while raking in billions.

March 19, 2012

Kansas State center Jamar Samuels was suspended by the NCAA for trying to “feed his family.”

March 19, 2012

The chants of “Where's your green card?” by the Southern Mississippi school band at an NCAA tournament game reflects something much greater than rowdy fans at a sporting event.

March 15, 2012

The NCAA exploits its athletes. Who can fight back?

March 12, 2012