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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

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