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The Supreme Court will soon tell the NFL whether it can knock out competition by cutting deals as a single entity.

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown is getting a $2 million bonus while the rest of campus is tightening its belt.

The Nation's Dave Zirin weighs in on the year's biggest controversies from A-Rod to Michael Vick to Tiger Woods.

The "Press Box Red" was a top sports writer who led the first sustained campaign to integrate Major League Baseball.

The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.

The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst of the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.

Woods's indefinite departure from golf is changing the sports landscape of the coming year, both for sports editors and for the golf industry.

The Nation's Dave Zirin attempts to steer the Tiger Woods buzz away from his crash and onto his questionable endorsements.

When the golfer makes deals with dictatorships and unaccountable corporations, all in the name of his billion-dollar brand, he deserves no privacy.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to understand that when athletes play with a concussion, it is bad for their health--and for business. But do his reforms go far enough?

Blogs

The death of four time Mayor Marion Barry sent shockwaves through the District.

November 23, 2014

Is Roger Goodell exploiting an instance of child abuse to save his personal and professional brand?

November 20, 2014

The prescription drug abuse enabled by NFL teams is only the latest issue that has the federal government ready to breach the political moat that has long surrounded the world of football.

November 18, 2014

You don't become the first woman elected to head a men’s sports union by playing nice.

November 16, 2014

The United States is pushing to host the 2024 Oympics. Be afraid. Be very afraid. 

November 13, 2014

The ways in which the individual failings of athletes are discussed are profoundly coded by race.

November 11, 2014

People in power want these athletes to go away precisely because their own moral failings signal a far deeper rot.

November 6, 2014

The largest demonstration in history against the NFL’s racial slur of a brand has roots north of the border.

November 2, 2014

A bafflingly sexist move could scar the 2015 Women's World Cup.

October 31, 2014

UNC’s recently uncovered unprecedented cheating scandal took place in the department of African and Afro American studies, a fact which has raised an age-old, prejudicial argument on the legitimacy of the field of study.

October 29, 2014