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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

At Penn State, self-pity reigns.

November 14, 2011

Considered a de facto saint in his corner of Pennsylvania, Joe Paterno turned a blind eye to abuse on his watch.

November 11, 2011

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

Institutions like Penn State need to protect the communities that they are a part of.

November 10, 2011

At the end of his life, the champion boxer was rejected by the same establishment so quick to embrace him when it suited their needs. Smokin’ Joe deserved so much better.

November 9, 2011

Did protecting Joe Paterno’s football program matter more than stopping a child-rapist? It looks that way.

November 7, 2011

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow showed what happens when style is bereft of substance.

October 31, 2011

Seeing the encampments with 1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos has been an experience I will never forget.

October 24, 2011

The death of Dan Wheldon raises real issues of workplace safety in motor sports.

October 18, 2011

Being at Occupy Wall Street with 1968 Olympian John Carlos was an unforgettable experience.

October 11, 2011