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

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South African runner Caster Semenya shouldn't be the one humiliated by "gender testing"--it's the outdated views of athletic officials that are embarrassing.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

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Both the NFL and some domestic violence advocates do not like this argument. But it demands more exploration and study.

September 21, 2014

"As long as there is no justice, there's no time for games."

September 19, 2014

Ntozake Shange, author of the groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, explains what the Ray Rice scandal means for black feminism.

September 18, 2014

This is not a personal conduct policy. It is an amateurish, pandering, and altogether odious exercise in public relations.

September 17, 2014

Janay Rice is being revictimized by the media.

September 16, 2014

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