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Many South Africans were cheering for the Netherlands in yesterday's World Cup final—some embracing a connection to Dutch forbears, others to the Netherlands' solidarity in the struggle against apartheid.

 LeBron James's relocation to Miami is bad for everyone besides ESPN, Dave Zirin tells Chris Hayes on The Rachel Maddow Show.

In "honor" of the ignominous end of the career of Lt. General Stanley McChrystal, at the hands of Rolling Stone magazine, let's take a moment to remember why Lt. Gen. McChrystal never deserved to be promoted lat year. He deserved to be indicted.

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.

Blogs

It’s been ninety years since ski jumping became an Olympic sport. Today was the first time women could compete.

February 11, 2014

According to Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, it’s NFL executives and not NFL players who are scared of having a gay player in the locker room.

February 11, 2014

Will Michael Sam’s coming out force NFL owners to make the league more inclusive?

February 11, 2014

“A lot of money was spent, a lot of damage incurred, and now we don't know what to do with what we've got.”

February 11, 2014

The big guy upstairs picks sides in the Super Bowl. 

February 11, 2014

Speaking on C-SPAN, former US Olympic luge member Samantha Retrosi spoke about the tenuous position of amateur athletes.

February 10, 2014

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