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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?

A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.

Donald Sterling was just obligated to pay out the largest settlement ever obtained by the government in a housing discrimination case involving apartment rentals.

The NFL is only the highest-profile example of the economic crisis pervading the world of sports.

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin argues that corporate naming rights on college campuses are a bad idea.

What if campaign finance reform took a page from baseball's playbook?

Blogs

Appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin comes to Hank Aaron‘s defense.

April 18, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Henry Aaron spoke his mind and is receiving racist death threats, thereby proving his point.

April 16, 2014

Next week will see two wrenching anniversaries one day apart. One will receive a great deal more coverage than the other.

April 13, 2014

Efforts by Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald to prevent a union among his players are worthy of rebuke.

April 11, 2014

Idle No More is a movement of indigenous people in North America that, among other things, has taken on the issue of sports mascoting. Here Dave speaks to two Idle No More members about this aspect of their work.

April 10, 2014

Despite devoting forty to sixty hours per week to their sport most of the year, Division I football players lack basic economic rights under the NCAA’s cartel restrictions.

April 9, 2014

The UConn Huskies men’s basketball team are one shining example of why the NCAA needs a massive overhaul.

April 8, 2014

Hayes has no sympathy for the ’neanderthalish‘ views of sportscasters who opposte paternity leave for male athletes. 

April 7, 2014

Recent comments by New York City sports radio stars Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa revealed more than they intended.

April 7, 2014

“Richard Sherman is the conscience of the NFL” – Mike Freeman

April 3, 2014