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The ongoing obsession in the West over Caster Semenya's gender only serves to highlight the understanding and acceptance shown her in South Africa.

South African runner Caster Semenya shouldn't be the one humiliated by "gender testing"--it's the outdated views of athletic officials that are embarrassing.

The Nation's Dave Zirin defends Michael Vick and talks about how his story is not just about sports but also how we treat our nation's ex-cons.

Michael Vick has a new team, but will Philadelphia Eagles fans welcome him with their proverbial brotherly love?

Eight professional boxers died under dubious circumstances during one month this summer. Why hasn't there been a national outcry for industry reform?

For Henry Paulson and his son Merritt, the taxpayers of Portland, Oregon, must look like geese with an infinite supply of golden eggs.

Public relations is the real reason behind right-wing NFL owners' reluctance to give "ex-con" quarterback Michael Vick a second chance.

Why the absence of African-American baseball players matters.

Sex doesn't actually sell women's sports, so why is Wimbledon still prioritizing pretty players?

Who will be the next to die because our cities spend money on sports stadiums instead of basic infrastructure?

Blogs

The NFL has a serious violence-against-women problem.

July 24, 2014

The beach is supposed to be a refuge for the children of Gaza. Now it is the scene of a war crime.

July 21, 2014

Dwight Howard and other NBA players are finding out that showing even token support for Palestinians comes with a price.

July 17, 2014

We shouldn’t forget about the beauty of sports just because FIFA has no soul.

July 14, 2014

I predicted last year that LeBron James would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here is why. 

July 12, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Everyone will remember the score of yesterday’s game. But will they remember the numbers of Brazilians that FIFA has displaced and disenfranchised?

July 9, 2014

There is a narrative emerging in the US press that Brazil’s protests have been small because everyone is just happy with the World Cup. It’s not true. 

July 7, 2014

As two are dead and nineteen injured as an overpass collapsed in Belo Horizonte. The most awful part of this tragedy is that it did not have to happen.

July 3, 2014

The role that Israel is playing in arming Brazil's World Cup securities has activists up in arms, and raises disturbing questions about the future of our cities.

June 30, 2014