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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.

Despite Hosni Mubarak's support for their sport, Egyptian squash players now show no sympathy for the fallen dictator.

A hilarious, incisive look at taxpayer-funded stadiums.

Blogs

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has long loathed the political spotlight. He grabbed it this week to criticize the very World Cup he helped bring to his country.

May 20, 2014

LA Clippers deposed owner Donald Sterling will be taking the NBA to court. This could get very interesting. 

May 19, 2014

The World Cup is rapidly coming to Brazil. The protests are already there.

May 15, 2014

Sam fell to the 249th pick in the seventh round. His desire to control his own narrative was more harmful than his forty time.

May 10, 2014

Few owners would survive the kind of scrutiny that Donald Sterling has been subject to, and that’s exactly why it should be applied.

May 7, 2014

At the behest of LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers, the wife of banned owner Donald Sterling sits courtside. She really shouldn’t.

May 5, 2014

An article by The New York Times about sport's role in progressive politics tells a very selective history.

May 3, 2014

Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, discusses Donald Sterling’s ban and what should be done next.

May 2, 2014

As any union organizer will tell you, a threatened strike is a tactic in and of itself.

April 30, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver brought down the hammer. But there is more work to be done.

April 29, 2014