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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.

Sports has a rich tradition of resistance politics. 

From Jackie Robinson and the first integrated sports teams to Pat Tillman and our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sports is woven into the fabric of our nation.


LeBron James spoke out about Trayvon Martin’s death last year, it mattered. We want him to do it again.

July 18, 2013

A shocking verdict pushes athletes to speak their piece. 

July 14, 2013

A Palestinian football player is told by Yahoo! Sports to be seen but not heard. 

July 11, 2013

Following thi week's military coup, expect the Egypt’s Ultras to get mad… and the military to try and get even.

July 4, 2013

Serena Williams's initial comments about the Steubenville sexual assault victim reveal a a disturbing truth: they are the logical result of growing up in America’s “rape culture.” 

July 3, 2013

Crime hysteria about the twenty-nine NFL players who've been arrested obscures the fact that they've been caught in a law and order undertow.

July 1, 2013

When Eduardo Galeano, author and soccer fan, has something to say about the World Cup and Brazil’s protests, we need to listen.

June 26, 2013

Efforts by Brazil’s leaders and FIFA leaders to delink protests from the World Cup and Olympics will fail.

June 24, 2013

With authorities backing away from their proposed transportation hike, what is next for the protests in Brazil?

June 20, 2013

The only historical comparison to what is happening right now in Brazil was in 1968 in Mexico City. We must be vigilant in making sure they don't end in the same way.

June 20, 2013