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Beck rejects soccer because his idealized 'real America'—in all its monochromatic glory—rejects it as well, says Nation sports editor Dave Zirin.

The CIA and me and other adventures in American sports.

The richest man in Russia buys the New Jersey Nets—proving that the NBA is in dire financial straits.

With the Olympics coming to town, the state seeks to reclaim the favelas.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should send a strong message: whatever Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was trying to do the night he was accused of rape, it's not a game.

In conversation with Alex Witt, The Nation's Dave Zirin says that the most recent allegation of sexual assault against Ben Roethlisberger could indicate the patterned behavior of a sexual predator.

Nation Sports Editor Dave Zirin denounces Woods' latest ad as just another distraction from the tournament.

Runner Caster Semenya showed up to race this week and the International Association of Athletics Federations wouldn't let her--when Semenya's only "crime" is that she may be intersex.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can moralize all he wants about the "educational mission" of the NCAA schools playing in March Madness--but no one is watching to learn about players' majors.

Nation sports writer Dave Zirin discusses what Tiger Woods's return to the Masters means for his image--and for the tournament.

Blogs

The Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin story has at least revealed an NFL team that refuses to see harassment as part of doing business.

November 8, 2013

Dave Zirin talks with Amy Goodman on the NFL’s bullying problem and the need to change sports culture for the better.

November 8, 2013

As Dolphins players rush to support accused racist bully Richie Incognito, it is worth asking who is pulling the strings.

November 7, 2013

The story of NFL player Richie Incognito bullying a teammate is just the tip of the iceberg.

November 4, 2013

Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, will be subject to demonstrations this week in Minneapolis. It is just the latest in a groundswell to change the name.

November 4, 2013

Baseball is about the unity of tradition and change. The Boston Red Sox's World Series victory has demonstrated this in dramatic fashion.

October 31, 2013

The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.

October 30, 2013

There’s a long history of players banding together for better playing conditions.

October 21, 2013

The grievance letter sent out by the Grambling State Tigers football team reveals a locker room too dangerous to call home.

October 21, 2013