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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.

Big-money athletics cannot help but sabotage what our colleges and universities are for: instruction and research.

The day The Champ turned 65 was marked by the release of a line of snack foods bearing his image. Lost in the hype was Muhammad Ali's proud history as a war resister.

Carmelo Anthony pays the price for the melee between the Nuggets and the Knicks, but it's NBA commissioner David Stern who should be benched.

Blogs

Major League Baseball—which reaped the financial rewards of the steroids era through feigned naïveté—is now content to scapegoat the players for the current crisis.

August 6, 2013

Any serious discussion about performance enhancing drugs in baseball needs to address the fact that it is Latin American players who are getting caught.

August 5, 2013

Alex Rodriguez is facing unprecedented sanctions by Major League Baseball, which is exactly why the union should have his back.

August 4, 2013

The two most dissected young people of 2013 show how this country eats its young.

July 31, 2013

The decision to go ahead with a new Red Wings hockey arena in bankrupt Detroit says so much more than its backers want us to hear.

July 29, 2013

In response to Aaron Hernandez’s recent arrest, the league may consider checking its players' tattoos for signs of gang affiliation. 

July 26, 2013

In the NFL, a racist idea gains surprising currency after the arrest of Aaron Hernandez.

July 25, 2013

Baseball star Ryan Braun has gone overboard. Did his union give him the fateful push?

July 23, 2013

In 100 degree heat, 1,000 people gathered to draw the strength to build a new Civil Rights Movement.

July 20, 2013

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

July 18, 2013