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The embattled NBA Hall of Famer is perhaps the only figure who can expose "America's Toughest Sheriff" as the abusive bigot he is.

This is not about steroids, or an arrogant athlete getting his comeuppance--it's about the mess Bush made of the Justice Department.

The Nation's Dave Zirin explains why Barry Bonds case is the most public example of the abuses of the Bush-era Justice Department.

The case against Barry Bonds has begun to resemble the big marlin in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. In the end, all that may be left are the bones.

The Nation's Dave Zirin points out that when it comes to Major League Baseball and steroid use players are not the only ones who are wrong.

When it comes to steroids, no one, as A-Rod's alleged paramour Madonna might say, is like a virgin.

In America's first hard-times Super Bowl, superb athletes and a thrillingly played game rose to the challenge. Maybe the country can, too.

The notoriously apolitical Tiger Woods's presence at Barack Obama's pre-inauguration concert could have been momentous. But it wasn't.

A sports arena and a basketball team recently have become the unlikely setting and target of protests against Israel's attacks on Gaza.

In 2008, the wall between sports and politics, which we are told is as immutable as Gibraltar, was not only challenged, it was
thoroughly breached.

Blogs

In Brazil, the impact of sports mega-events like the World Cup on the environment is nothing to cheer.

April 22, 2014

We should demand the truth about the death of Pat Tillman.

April 21, 2014

The passing of prisoner-rights advocate Rubin “Hurricane” Carter should be a clarion call to champion prisoner’s rights.

April 20, 2014

Appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin comes to Hank Aaron‘s defense.

April 18, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Henry Aaron spoke his mind and is receiving racist death threats, thereby proving his point.

April 16, 2014

Next week will see two wrenching anniversaries one day apart. One will receive a great deal more coverage than the other.

April 13, 2014

Efforts by Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald to prevent a union among his players are worthy of rebuke.

April 11, 2014

Idle No More is a movement of indigenous people in North America that, among other things, has taken on the issue of sports mascoting. Here Dave speaks to two Idle No More members about this aspect of their work.

April 10, 2014

Despite devoting forty to sixty hours per week to their sport most of the year, Division I football players lack basic economic rights under the NCAA’s cartel restrictions.

April 9, 2014

The UConn Huskies men’s basketball team are one shining example of why the NCAA needs a massive overhaul.

April 8, 2014