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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?

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.

Blogs

The NFL’s stance against domestic violence is just a PR stunt.

August 29, 2014

Sarah Palin’s screed against those who oppose the Washington football team name has something in common with that of the owner Dan Snyder: it pretends Native Americans do not exist.

August 27, 2014

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

People are asking why black athletes aren’t speaking out about Ferguson. It’s the wrong question at the wrong time.

August 22, 2014

Fighting racism, sexism and anti-LGBT bigotry is not a distraction from building a united struggle but a precondition for building a united struggle.

August 18, 2014

Pro wrestling star Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP)  decided that he could no longer shake his fist at his TV, and traveled to Ferguson to be a part of the protests.

August 16, 2014

Becky Hammon will be the first full-time female assistant coach in any major professional men’s sport in the United States.

August 7, 2014

The NFL has a serious violence-against-women problem.

July 24, 2014

The beach is supposed to be a refuge for the children of Gaza. Now it is the scene of a war crime.

July 21, 2014

Dwight Howard and other NBA players are finding out that showing even token support for Palestinians comes with a price.

July 17, 2014