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Despite all their well-deserved success, the UConn women's basketball team struggles in the shadow of their megalomaniacal coach Geno Auriemma.

The vanquished Spartans of Michigan State have left a lot of people accustomed to limping through this recession start walking tall.

Why does the president of the NCAA think it's fine for TV networks and gamblers to profit from the Final Four, but not the players?

The embattled NBA Hall of Famer is perhaps the only figure who can expose "America's Toughest Sheriff" as the abusive bigot he is.

This is not about steroids, or an arrogant athlete getting his comeuppance--it's about the mess Bush made of the Justice Department.

The Nation's Dave Zirin explains why Barry Bonds case is the most public example of the abuses of the Bush-era Justice Department.

The case against Barry Bonds has begun to resemble the big marlin in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. In the end, all that may be left are the bones.

The Nation's Dave Zirin points out that when it comes to Major League Baseball and steroid use players are not the only ones who are wrong.

When it comes to steroids, no one, as A-Rod's alleged paramour Madonna might say, is like a virgin.

In America's first hard-times Super Bowl, superb athletes and a thrillingly played game rose to the challenge. Maybe the country can, too.

Blogs

LA Clippers deposed owner Donald Sterling will be taking the NBA to court. This could get very interesting. 

May 19, 2014

The World Cup is rapidly coming to Brazil. The protests are already there.

May 15, 2014

Sam fell to the 249th pick in the seventh round. His desire to control his own narrative was more harmful than his forty time.

May 10, 2014

Few owners would survive the kind of scrutiny that Donald Sterling has been subject to, and that’s exactly why it should be applied.

May 7, 2014

At the behest of LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers, the wife of banned owner Donald Sterling sits courtside. She really shouldn’t.

May 5, 2014

An article by The New York Times about sport's role in progressive politics tells a very selective history.

May 3, 2014

Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, discusses Donald Sterling’s ban and what should be done next.

May 2, 2014

As any union organizer will tell you, a threatened strike is a tactic in and of itself.

April 30, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver brought down the hammer. But there is more work to be done.

April 29, 2014

John Carlos has some strong feelings about what fans, players and NBA owners should do about Donald Sterling.

April 29, 2014