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 There was a time—not too long ago—when black players were not allowed to play on "white" teams.

Jocks vs. Pukes

Jock Culture is a distortion of sports.

Atlantic Yards construction site

Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.

Rollerderby

Roller Derby marries an underground vibe with the fun of athletic competition.

Make no mistake about it: the owners lost.

The NFL's Concussion Culture

Football players from the 1980s and 1990s are turning up dead.

The National Basketball Association lockout isn't about losses. It's about breaking the union.

The general public is a lot more knowledgable about matters of sports labor issues, and everything else, than it was a decade ago.

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One law firm, Proskauer Rose, is representing all four major sports leagues in the USA. The results are great for owners and disastrous for fans.

October 15, 2012

An arrogant management and compliant media sold DC on the idea to sit Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg. We now see the results.

October 13, 2012

“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.”

October 8, 2012

The Republican senate candidate has made a fortune from an overtly misogynistic and homophobic organization.

October 3, 2012

While owners and team executives openly throw their cash and endorsements in the political arena, players are often kept silenced through their contracts and team policies.

October 3, 2012

Pick a women’s college basketball team, and cheer them on this season.

October 2, 2012

The once-imprisoned Sarsak is protesting the presence of a former Israeli Defense Forces soldier at the game.

October 1, 2012

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

The collective scorn finally punctured the owners' magical mental space, bringing them to the negotiating table to settle.

 

September 27, 2012

Commissioner Roger Goodell echoes the anti-labor rhetoric of Mitt Romney and Scott Walker.

September 26, 2012