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Babe Ruth's big bang changed baseball forever, giving America a thrilling symbol of power and an itch for the quick fix at the ballpark and in the world. Why can't we just ban the bomb?

Tragedy uncovers the diverse world of a school that had been known only for football.

What aroused Imus's twisted admiration and antagonism was the reality of
strong, determined, aggressive women.

The fact that the media is astonished that the Rutgers athletes are articulate and smart is a tragedy.

It's been thirty-five years since Title IX was passed, and women athletes are still battling the kind of sexism Imus espouses.

The openly gay former NBA star speaks eloquently against homophobia, the war in Iraq and racism.

The Bracket Racket has dragged athletes and institutions of higher learning into the mud of big money and pseudo-professional sports.

Former NBA player John Amaechi's admission that he is gay exposed the league's compassion and bigotry.

If the holiest day on the American calendar is Super Bowl Sunday, Vince Lombardi and Joe Namath were its early saints. So what does that make Pat Tillman?

Kudos to Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy for being the first two black coaches to lead teams to the Superbowl. But hold the applause for the NFL.

Blogs

Janay Rice is being revictimized by the media.

September 16, 2014

If the NFL wants to truly change, and not just clean up its image, it should fire Roger Goodell and replace him with forward-thinking football insiders.

September 15, 2014

In a speech for the ages, CBS sports broadcaster James Brown stands up to toxic masculinity.

September 12, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

Has Roger Goodell been lying about whether or not anyone in his office had access to the elevator videotape of Ray Rice's assault of Janay Rice? A bombshell report by the AP makes this case.

September 10, 2014

The league treated Rice’s abhorrent behavior as a public relations issue, not a domestic violence issue.

September 9, 2014

The lack of concern for Janay Rice now that the video of Ray Rice knocking her unconscious has been released is truly troubling.

September 8, 2014

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson “self-reported” an e-mail full of racist theories about how to get more white fans. But how much did Levenson’s words stray from the NBA’s own corporate gameplan?

September 8, 2014

When ESPN reporters and fans aren’t buying a racist name, it might be time for Dan Snyder to sell.

September 5, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014