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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 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

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offered his opinions on Castro and Cuba. What could possibly go wrong?

April 9, 2012

A demand has come from the streets of Bahrain to keep the F1 out of their country. We should listen.

April 9, 2012

Audio of Gregg Williams imploring players to violence only preserves the status quo.

April 6, 2012