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The NFL is only the highest-profile example of the economic crisis pervading the world of sports.

The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin argues that corporate naming rights on college campuses are a bad idea.

What if campaign finance reform took a page from baseball's playbook?

The real reason Limbaugh is losing his cool is that his dream of owning an NFL franchise is going up in smoke.

The Nation's Dave Zirin weighs in on Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the the St. Louis Rams football team.

Rush Limbaugh's long history of racism should be enough to quash his chances of becoming an owner in the National Football League.

Some National Football League players appear to be turning over a new leaf when it comes to gay rights, but a history of homophobia still haunts the sport.

An overwhelming majority of Chicagoans oppose spending any public money on the Olympics. But Obama is lining up with Mayor Daley in support of the Windy City's bid.

Why is Roger Federer's on-the-court meltdown acceptable while Serena Williams's outburst is cause for a national apology tour?

The salacious sports media and the puritanical zealots that run international track and field have joined forces to hit a new low.

Blogs

If the NFL wants to truly change, and not just clean up its image, it should fire Roger Goodell and replace him with forward-thinking football insiders.

September 15, 2014

In a speech for the ages, CBS sports broadcaster James Brown stands up to toxic masculinity.

September 12, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

Has Roger Goodell been lying about whether or not anyone in his office had access to the elevator videotape of Ray Rice's assault of Janay Rice? A bombshell report by the AP makes this case.

September 10, 2014

The league treated Rice’s abhorrent behavior as a public relations issue, not a domestic violence issue.

September 9, 2014

The lack of concern for Janay Rice now that the video of Ray Rice knocking her unconscious has been released is truly troubling.

September 8, 2014

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson “self-reported” an e-mail full of racist theories about how to get more white fans. But how much did Levenson’s words stray from the NBA’s own corporate gameplan?

September 8, 2014

When ESPN reporters and fans aren’t buying a racist name, it might be time for Dan Snyder to sell.

September 5, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014

The NFL’s stance against domestic violence is just a PR stunt.

August 29, 2014