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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.

A ballpark for rich folks displaces the poor. But the Washington Post fails to utter a discouraging word.

A new book advocates equality for men and women on the playing field. But is that still a field of dreams?

Protest is as much a part of the Olympic tradition as lighting the
torch.

Cracking down once again in Tibet, China seeks to control the script on its flawed human rights record, yet still be regarded as a suitable host for the Olympics. Dream on.

Roger Clemens has done his damage, to himself and to baseball--and we will see him go down.

Roger Clemens's face-off with lawmakers moved the guardians of our democracy far beyond the absurd.

A Patriots Super Bowl win was written in the stars. But every once in a while, the double-digit underdog can win.

After days of dithering, the Golf Channel finally suspends a commentator
who joked about lynching Tiger Woods. What took them so long?

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