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Why does the sports world remain fiercely hostile to open participation by LGBT athletes?

Of the top fifteen men's players in the world, seven of them are Egyptian, and the women's side is not far behind.

Athletes need to realize that they can shape their own image much more successfully than athletes of previous generations.

Carl Yastrzemski

My family always rooted for the underdog.

Hank Thompson and Bobby Thomson

Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ’round the world” and something my father told me.

Monica Seles

The collective resentment of Monica Seles was an expression of our cultural discomfort with a kind of overt female aggression that seems to revel in itself.

Blogs

Nation contributor Dave Zirin talks about LGBT rights in Russia, the Redskins name change debate and the importance of speaking out on Totally Biasedwith W. Kamau Bell.</p>

September 23, 2013

Rick Reilly of ESPN argues that Native Americans love the word “Redskins” and people who hate it are all white. Seriously.

September 18, 2013

The death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, former Florida A&M safety, demands our attention.

September 16, 2013

Dave Zirin and Bill Moyers talk about the point where sports and politics collide.

September 13, 2013

Finally, Native American voices are being heard by the media in protest of the name “Redskins.”

September 13, 2013

The NYPD’s extensive monitoring of Arab and South Asian sports events has put a big question mark over the reasoning behind the department’s own sponsored leagues.

September 10, 2013

Last night's Ravens-Broncos game displayed moments that will be a common thread throughout the season.

September 6, 2013

What I learned from my failure to flunk an “amateur” college football star.

September 3, 2013

There is a disturbing amount of Walter White in the NFL commissioner.

September 3, 2013