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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.

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The NFL told the world that the death of a 22-year-old woman, the suicide of a player and the mental state of his teammates is secondary to the schedule.

December 2, 2012

Recent referendums raise real questions for what the NFL should be saying about marijuana.

November 29, 2012

Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95. 

November 27, 2012

For the second time in three years, the sports infrastructure was targeted and destroyed in Gaza.

November 19, 2012

The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.

November 14, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave us a sneak preview of last night’s historic election results.

November 7, 2012

Insisting on holding a sporting event in the midst of disaster is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with American politics.

November 2, 2012

The New York City Marathon is due to proceed as planned this Sunday. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it should not.

November 2, 2012

Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.

October 29, 2012