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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.

There is a reason the former Mets skipper hasn't worked a Major League dugout in a decade.

Penn State fans

There is a message here about masculine privilege.

Roberto Clemente, Ernie Davis, Ted Williams and many more. The Nation's readers choose their childhood sports heroes.

Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Gordie Howe and many more. The Nation's readers choose their childhood sports heroes.

Sports are more than just games: when we play or watch sports, we are forming the ways we look at our world and understand issues of sexism, racism, homophobia and nationalism.

Despite Hosni Mubarak's support for their sport, Egyptian squash players now show no sympathy for the fallen dictator.

A hilarious, incisive look at taxpayer-funded stadiums.

Blogs

Many writers put the fault for Richie Incognito's racist bullying on a generation of African-American players. This is just wrong.

November 12, 2013

Having seen all the footage, my initial judgment of Jay Glazer was overly harsh.

November 10, 2013

The NFL’s manhood code is profoundly destructive. If anything good comes out of this Richie Incognito story, maybe it is that we can work to change it.

November 10, 2013

The Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin story has at least revealed an NFL team that refuses to see harassment as part of doing business.

November 8, 2013

Dave Zirin talks with Amy Goodman on the NFL’s bullying problem and the need to change sports culture for the better.

November 8, 2013

As Dolphins players rush to support accused racist bully Richie Incognito, it is worth asking who is pulling the strings.

November 7, 2013

The story of NFL player Richie Incognito bullying a teammate is just the tip of the iceberg.

November 4, 2013

Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, will be subject to demonstrations this week in Minneapolis. It is just the latest in a groundswell to change the name.

November 4, 2013

Baseball is about the unity of tradition and change. The Boston Red Sox's World Series victory has demonstrated this in dramatic fashion.

October 31, 2013

The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.

October 30, 2013