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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.

Sports radio show how people want to use their intelligence in complex discussions.

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.

Blogs

All-American Michael Sam’s coming out is new and historic. The early reaction by NFL GMs is tired and bigoted.

February 10, 2014

Why did Marcus Smart push someone in the stands? Let’s unpack a moment that’s roiling the sports world.

February 9, 2014

Athletes are going to need to ally with four people we can now call the first political prisoners of this Olympiad. 

February 7, 2014

Samantha Retrosi and Dave Zirin appear on Democracy Now! just two days before the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympics.

February 5, 2014

The 2014 Sochi Olympics have united the world… in disgust.

February 5, 2014

Nation sports editor Dave Zirin appears on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss the issue of medical coverage for NFL retirees.

February 3, 2014

The NFL and the military work together to spin fantasies about the harm that can result from both activities.

February 3, 2014

Russell Wilson could break multiple taboos and thrash quite a few tired tropes with a victory in the Super Bowl this Sunday.

January 31, 2014

Why was Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder at the Fritz Pollard Alliance dinner, which strives to end structural racism in the NFL?

January 31, 2014

The trans community is asking for Grantland to take down their article "Dr. V’s Magical Putter." They should be heard.

January 28, 2014