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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.

The Nation's Dave Zirin revisits the highlights of 2008 and sheds light on the late season meltdown of the New York Jets.

The path to the White House shouldn't be easier than the path to coach college football at Oregon State.

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been accused of insider trading. Is he guilty or just a target because of his larger-than-life persona and populist appeal?

All the Denver Broncos wideout l wanted to do was celebrate Obama's victory--but his teammates censored him and the media ridiculed him. Why?

Merritt Paulson, son of Henry Paulson, asks the city of Portland to fund his new sports stadiums even though he can afford it.

The best-known hockey mom in the country gets booed at a game in Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. Failing candidate, failed bank, failed stunt: you can't make this stuff up.

Polititians routinely manipulate Americans' fixation with sports. But Sarah Palin plays an extreme--and disingenuous--version of the game.

Blogs

The NFL’s stance against domestic violence is just a PR stunt.

August 29, 2014

Sarah Palin’s screed against those who oppose the Washington football team name has something in common with that of the owner Dan Snyder: it pretends Native Americans do not exist.

August 27, 2014

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

People are asking why black athletes aren’t speaking out about Ferguson. It’s the wrong question at the wrong time.

August 22, 2014

Fighting racism, sexism and anti-LGBT bigotry is not a distraction from building a united struggle but a precondition for building a united struggle.

August 18, 2014

Pro wrestling star Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP)  decided that he could no longer shake his fist at his TV, and traveled to Ferguson to be a part of the protests.

August 16, 2014

Becky Hammon will be the first full-time female assistant coach in any major professional men’s sport in the United States.

August 7, 2014

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