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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?

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The brief detention of Pussy Riot members is only the latest in a series of oppressive arrests at this Olympics.

February 18, 2014

“Sochi is the land of Circassians. They can’t hide this anymore.”

February 17, 2014

The Ted Wells report about Miami Dolphins locker room bullying produces more questions than answers.

February 14, 2014

Why has the mainstream, right-wing response to NFL prospect and SEC defensive player of the year Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay been a chorus of crickets? 

February 13, 2014

Don’t let the glowing press around Mizzou distract from the school’s awful response to a rape allegation.

February 12, 2014

It’s been ninety years since ski jumping became an Olympic sport. Today was the first time women could compete.

February 11, 2014

According to Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, it’s NFL executives and not NFL players who are scared of having a gay player in the locker room.

February 11, 2014

Will Michael Sam’s coming out force NFL owners to make the league more inclusive?

February 11, 2014

“A lot of money was spent, a lot of damage incurred, and now we don't know what to do with what we've got.”

February 11, 2014

The big guy upstairs picks sides in the Super Bowl. 

February 11, 2014