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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

Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American in the NBA. He’s also a lot more.

February 9, 2012

The aftermath of the Port Said "riot" has been the exact opposite of what the military rulers expected.

February 7, 2012

My Super Bowl heroes were outside, not inside, the stadium.

February 6, 2012

Unions in Indiana have used Super Bowl week to talk about the state’s “right to work” legislation. They shouldn’t stop before Sunday.

February 3, 2012

CBS columnist Gregg Doyel hates the thought of Super Bowl protests. But he doesn’t know why.

February 1, 2012

The AFL-CIO and the Occupy movement will be protesting Sunday's big game if Governor Mitch Daniels signs “right to work” legislation.

January 31, 2012

Joe Paterno's memorial service turned into a spotlight opportunity for Nike Chairman Phil Knight to defend Paterno as a great victim. 

January 27, 2012

As reported in the New York Daily News, I have issued a formal request to Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights to co-host a film screening of the documentary Battle for Brooklyn.

January 24, 2012

The death of Joe Paterno raises questions about whether one moral failing can erase a sixty-year legacy.

January 22, 2012

Unreal. In a time of budget cuts, we have massive rise in football salaries, all while talking about reform.

January 21, 2012