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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

Dan Snyder’s latest open letter about why he is not changing the name of his football team and his new foundation for Native Americans beggars belief.

March 25, 2014

Bringing Arne Duncan and NCAA President Mark Emmert together to discuss the question of compensating college athletes produced predictable results.

March 23, 2014

Michael Sam pays tribute to a campus that gave him the strength to make history.

March 21, 2014

It’s March Madness, that time of year when the NCAA’s revenue streams become a biblical flood, and this revenue gusher is creating an unholy pressure on the foundations of the NCAA, turning cracks into fissures.

March 18, 2014

Russia’s annexation of Ukraine comes amidst the Paralympics, a time when countries are supposed to abide by principles of peace.

March 16, 2014

There is a 23-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers rookie of great promise named Erisbel Arruebarrena, walking around spring training wearing number 11, and this bothers the holy hell out of me. There is only one number 11 for the Dodgers, and that is Manny Mota.

March 14, 2014

Jonathan Martin’s need for mental health care and his courage to blow the whistle on the Miami Dolphins has not prevented him from finding a new NFL home.

March 12, 2014

The deaths and imprisonments of the Palestinian soccer players at Israel’s hands demand answers.

March 10, 2014

The breakdown of negotiations has led Major League Soccer to fall back on what has become an all-too-familiar tactic in the world of sports.

March 7, 2014

Reading Jeff Pearlman’s new book about the 1980s Showtime Lakers has unearthed more than a few memories.

March 5, 2014