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Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig epitomized the dignified athlete.

Toller Cranston

Toller Cranston single-handedly reinvented men's skating.

Joe Namath

My two first sports heroes, in a long and ever-expanding gallery, were oddly matched, though both wore the number twelve.
 

Roberto Clemente

I was blown away by the intensity and grace with which Roberto Clemente played the game.

Jim Thorpe

As we near the 100th anniversary of Jim Thorpe’s triumph in the 1912 Olympics, his story is worth telling again and again.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe stands out as an athlete who used his gift and his fame to serve larger causes.

Rube Walker

“Third-string catchers are rarely anybody's hero, but Rube Walker remains one of mine.”

Muhammad Ali

It wasn't until Magic Johnson came along that there was anyone who so completely altered our understanding of a sport and its possibilities more than Muhammad Ali.

Willie Stargel

Willie and Roberto weren't just the best; they were greatness.

Highlights from The Nation's sports reporting over the past one hundred years.

Blogs

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

January 28, 2014

Richard Sherman, by continuing to tell harsh truths, is refusing to be anyone’s brand.

January 23, 2014

On last night's episode of All in With Chris Hayes, the guests criticized the racialized response to the Seattle Seahawks cornerback's animated post-game interview. 

January 21, 2014

Richard Sherman, cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks, plays a mental game that does not sit well with the guardians of sports.

January 20, 2014

Former Iowa State basketball star and mental-health advocate Royce White gives Dave Zirin what he is calling his “last interview with a sports journalist.”

January 17, 2014

The new jerseys on the Chilean team Palestino have become a political sports controversy that is rocking the nation.

January 15, 2014

60 Minutes did its tattered reputation no favors in its report about Alex Rodriguez.

January 13, 2014

It is easy to slam the Baseball Hall of Fame voters. It is harder to understand why they leave out the game’s greats.

January 9, 2014

Do you think “Redskins” is offensive and “Seminoles” is not because it has tribal approval? Think again.

January 7, 2014

In what could be an explosive lawsuit, the NFL may have to answer for changes in Jovan Belcher’s brain that led to his murder of Kasandra Perkins and his own suicide.

January 6, 2014