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The Nation's Dave Zirin weighs in on the year's biggest controversies from A-Rod to Michael Vick to Tiger Woods.

The "Press Box Red" was a top sports writer who led the first sustained campaign to integrate Major League Baseball.

The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.

The teachable moment of the Tiger Woods circus: if you front for the worst of the worst, don't expect anyone to have your back.

Woods's indefinite departure from golf is changing the sports landscape of the coming year, both for sports editors and for the golf industry.

The Nation's Dave Zirin attempts to steer the Tiger Woods buzz away from his crash and onto his questionable endorsements.

When the golfer makes deals with dictatorships and unaccountable corporations, all in the name of his billion-dollar brand, he deserves no privacy.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to understand that when athletes play with a concussion, it is bad for their health--and for business. But do his reforms go far enough?

A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.

Donald Sterling was just obligated to pay out the largest settlement ever obtained by the government in a housing discrimination case involving apartment rentals.


Chris Kluwe statement to homophobic Maryland Delegate Emmett Burns needs to be read to be believed.

September 8, 2012

Tragically, player safety has become a political football.

September 5, 2012

Instead of being commended for her bravery in speaking out, she’s called a liar.


August 29, 2012

NFL owners are no different than other US bosses and the lockout is their twenty-first-century method of operation.

August 28, 2012

The cyclist has backed away from fighting charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs, but his fans won't back away from him.

August 24, 2012

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