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Two Oklahoma corporate raiders have stolen one of Seattle's most beloved sports franchises with an unlikely accomplice, the NBA's commissioner, David Stern.

It's a little known fact, but Ralph Nader is seriously interested in sports, which is why he believes there should be a Bill of Rights just for the fans.

Is Don Imus irredeemably stupid or just a run-of-the-mill racist?

Eliot Asinof, blacklisted author of Eight Men Out, created a lifetime of work celebrating rebels and victims of injustice.

Sports make a great framework for examining politics.

Billy Hunter has a progressive spine and a background that has taken him from working with Huey Newton to sitting across the table from the most formidable commissioner in sports, David Stern.

In South Africa ethnic violence against foreigners is beginning to spread and the growing voice of opposition comes from an unlikely source--soccer stars.

The mother of Pat Tillman--football star, Army ranger and casualty of war--reflects on how the Pentagon has distorted the truth and the NFL has exploited the tragedy.

Some sportswriters just don't get it.

For fans, the pigskin meat market is mindless fun, but for young players, football is no fantasy.

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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

The lack of concern for Janay Rice now that the video of Ray Rice knocking her unconscious has been released is truly troubling.

September 8, 2014

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson “self-reported” an e-mail full of racist theories about how to get more white fans. But how much did Levenson’s words stray from the NBA’s own corporate gameplan?

September 8, 2014

When ESPN reporters and fans aren’t buying a racist name, it might be time for Dan Snyder to sell.

September 5, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014

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

August 29, 2014