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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.

Blogs

The death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is also the death of a living link to a city that no longer exists.

May 6, 2012

The family of NFL All-Pro Junior Seau made a deeply courageous decision to submit his brain for study after his suicide to see if concussions played a role. The ramifications could be massive.

May 4, 2012

Junior Seau is the NFL’s second suicide in less than two weeks.

May 2, 2012

The causes were many, but police brutality and economic insecurity were supercharged in Los Angeles after the 1984 Olympics.

April 30, 2012

A black hockey player scores a winning goal against a Tea Partying goalie, and racists couldn’t help themselves.

April 26, 2012

An ugly elbow has shown NBA player Metta World Peace that his playing future is in doubt, despite past good works.

April 23, 2012

Pat Summitt steps down as head hoops coach at the University of Tennessee. The void she leaves is immeasurable.

April 19, 2012

The decline of African-American involvement in baseball speaks more to twenty-first-century problems than Campanis-era racism does.

April 16, 2012

Attacks on free speech, no matter who is affected, have widespread implications.

April 12, 2012

The decision by the Marlins' management will restrict future expression of political views.

April 11, 2012