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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

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The shocking news that Chris Paul has been traded to the Lakers and then had the trade rescinded says a great deal about the current state of chaos in the NBA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

Both universities saw their sports programs as “too big to fail” and then warped every pretension of a moral compass to make sure that they didn't.

November 30, 2011

Remove the bells and whistles, and the NBA Lockout was about little more than owners stealing money from the players' pockets.

November 28, 2011

Despite their bank accounts, the NBA’s players may have more in common with the Occupy Wall Street protesters than with the league’s over-greedy owners.

November 16, 2011

Joanne Tosti-Vasey, the Pennsylvania NOW President is campaigning to make sure that the rape culture at Penn State is forcefully challenged.

November 16, 2011

At Penn State, self-pity reigns.

November 14, 2011

Considered a de facto saint in his corner of Pennsylvania, Joe Paterno turned a blind eye to abuse on his watch.

November 11, 2011

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011