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NCAA press conference

The annual hoops hysteria known as March Madness generates a tidal wave of revenue—but the players don’t receive a dime of it.

Black September commando

The security mania and spending orgy of our present-day Olympics were truly born that tragic September, forty years ago. 

A Jeremy Lin fan

The NBA point-guard phenom has sparked a national discussion about racism against Asian-Americans.
 

Joe Hill, Joe Pa, Tebow and Wee Brains.

International soccer lost a hero when Socrates, the masterful Brazilian midfielder who captained Brazil’s famed 1982 World Cup squad, died last weekend.

There is a reason the former Mets skipper hasn't worked a Major League dugout in a decade.

Penn State fans

There is a message here about masculine privilege.

Roberto Clemente, Ernie Davis, Ted Williams and many more. The Nation's readers choose their childhood sports heroes.

Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Gordie Howe and many more. The Nation's readers choose their childhood sports heroes.

Sports are more than just games: when we play or watch sports, we are forming the ways we look at our world and understand issues of sexism, racism, homophobia and nationalism.

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Black athletes are expressing views across social media about the killing of Michael Brown. It’s past time white athletes took some of this weight. 

November 25, 2014

The death of four-time mayor Marion Barry sent shockwaves through the District.

November 23, 2014

Is Roger Goodell exploiting an instance of child abuse to save his personal and professional brand?

November 20, 2014

The prescription drug abuse enabled by NFL teams is only the latest issue that has the federal government ready to breach the political moat that has long surrounded the world of football.

November 18, 2014

You don't become the first woman elected to head a men’s sports union by playing nice.

November 16, 2014

The United States is pushing to host the 2024 Oympics. Be afraid. Be very afraid. 

November 13, 2014

The ways in which the individual failings of athletes are discussed are profoundly coded by race.

November 11, 2014

People in power want these athletes to go away precisely because their own moral failings signal a far deeper rot.

November 6, 2014

The largest demonstration in history against the NFL’s racial slur of a brand has roots north of the border.

November 2, 2014

A bafflingly sexist move could scar the 2015 Women's World Cup.

October 31, 2014