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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.

Blogs

I was wrong that Tim Tebow would flop as a quarterback. But his on-field success shouldn’t cloud what he stands for off the field.

January 8, 2012

The Super Bowl is coming to Indianapolis in a month, and the NFLPA is not being silent about the Right to Work agenda in the statehouse,

January 6, 2012

Tim Tebow might not be a qb much longer, a victim of his own supporters.

January 5, 2012

Unless we boycott sham amateurism and indentured servitude masquerading as sport, we will never reclaim sports.

December 31, 2011

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Lee Evans has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He needs our help.

December 24, 2011

The NFL’s reaction to Tebow’s Christianity has confirmed the hypocrisy of the league’s right-wing politics.

December 19, 2011

A story about the polemical pugilist Christipher Hitchens, who died this week at the age of 62.

December 16, 2011

In a fitting end to a revolutionary year, a longtime accepted truth has been turned on its head. The Clippers now rule LA hoops.

December 15, 2011

A terrible on-court brawl between Xavier and Cincinnati could be made worse as a grandstanding prosecutor could be bringing criminal charges.

December 14, 2011