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For decades, Native Americans have fought to change the NFL team’s name. Now, finally, there’s a groundswell for change.

Protests in Brazil

What could have provoked such massive protests against a soccer festival from the sport’s most passionate fans?

San Antonio Spurs

The underdogs may have enough in the tank to surprise us again next year.

Protests in Brazil

Most Brazilians feel that the biggest football festival in the world, along with the foundation of their country, is being stolen from them.

NCAA press conference

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

Black September commando

The security mania and spending orgy of our present-day Olympics were truly born that tragic September, forty years ago. 

A Jeremy Lin fan

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.

Joe Hill, Joe Pa, Tebow and Wee Brains.

International soccer lost a hero when Socrates, the masterful Brazilian midfielder who captained Brazil’s famed 1982 World Cup squad, died last weekend.

There is a reason the former Mets skipper hasn't worked a Major League dugout in a decade.


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina billionaire banking executive Darla Moore became the first women members of Augusta National Golf Course. Hold the cheers.

August 20, 2012

After standing with Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the late, great Peter Norman gets his due.

August 18, 2012

Now that the Olympics are done, austerity is back on the agenda in the United Kingdom.

August 14, 2012

Either by oppression or by poverty, China and the United States use any means to get the gold.

August 10, 2012

Before we bash China's system of Olympic training, we should look in the mirror.

August 9, 2012

Dr. John Carlos is best known as the man who raised his fist from the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics. I wanted to get his feedback on this year’s Australian athlete who has courted controversy, boxer Damien Hooper.

August 8, 2012

Pistorius has made history by becoming the first double amputee to compete at the Olympic Games.

August 6, 2012

In gold medal–winning gymnast Gabby Douglas, we see the true power of political representation in sports.

August 2, 2012

Damien Hooper dared break the no-politics rule at the Olympics and is paying a price.

July 31, 2012

How perverse to celebrate a National Health Service in front of the very people who aim to destroy it.

July 30, 2012