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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.

The Warriors will miss this year's NBA playoffs, but they can still be winners by reaching out to at-risk youth in Oakland.

Boycotts of the Beijing Olympics are easy. What's harder is moving China towards meaningful progress on human rights.

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The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.

May 27, 2015

Michael Sam’s need to sign with the Canadian Football League’s Montral franchise shames the NFL but could be the perfect place for Sam to show what he can do.

May 26, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

Who could have predicted that Brazil’s World Cup buildup would have disastrous results—other than everyone not financially vested in its success?

May 19, 2015

If Roger Goodell believes that all documents should be disclosed, let’s start with the ones he is holding under lock and key.

May 15, 2015

NFL owners using our tax dollars to salute the troops? It’s even worse than that.

May 13, 2015

The sentiment of keeping sports and politics seperate unites the soccer leaders in Israel and Palestine. Tragically, they both mean profoundly different things.

May 11, 2015

The decision by Knicks and Liberty CEO James Dolan to belligerently hire Isiah Thomas to run the Liberty defies understanding.

May 6, 2015

Rendering the oppressed invisible is a prerequisite to explosions like we have seen in Baltimore.

April 30, 2015

Camden Yards can be seen as a symbol of what ails urban America, and it’s hardly alone.

April 28, 2015