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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.


Florida Atlantic University students are saying “no” to renaming the school’s football stadium after a private prison.

March 3, 2013

A list of some of the most memorable cultural and sports moments in this country.

February 28, 2013

Questioning a player’s sexuality is more than an embarrassment for the NFL. It’s illegal.

February 28, 2013

Royce White is a National Basketball Association first round draft pick, an advocate for players’ mental health and, much to the NBA’s chagrin, a lucid critic of capitalism.

February 25, 2013

The murder of Reeva Steenkamp has generated conversation about everything except what really matters: the global epidemic of violence against women.

February 20, 2013

Sports Illustrated, which rarely writes book reviews, recently covered Nation sports editor Dave Zirin’s Game Over.

February 20, 2013

Has anyone done less with more than MJ?

February 19, 2013

Pro basketball player Royce White is laying claim to a powerful tradition by standing up for mental health in a society growing more stressful by the day.

February 13, 2013

A recent symposium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian showed how the pressure is rising to change the name.

February 11, 2013

A terrific quote by Coach John Harbaugh at the Ravens victory rally deserves its historic context.

February 6, 2013