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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

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

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has to account for why the owners have abided Sterling for so long.

April 27, 2014

Following the uproar over audio revelations of a racist rant by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, it is worth noting that Sterling’s racism, misogyny and otherwise awful behavior is nothing new.

April 26, 2014

It was revealed this week that the company Academi—the rebranded private militia once known as Blackwater—has been providing security training for the 2014 World Cup.

April 25, 2014

Football coach Pat Fitzgerald has led a scorched-earth operation to keep his team from voting “yes” in their historic union election.

April 24, 2014