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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?

George Mitchell's long-awaited report on steroids in baseball slanders players, gives owners a pass and never acknowledges its author's conflicts of interest.

Michael Vick's sentencing to twenty-three months in prison caps a depressing and scandalous year for professional sports.

As baseball's most sanctimonious team heads to the World Series, the
Colorado Rockies are playing down their holier-than-thou image.

The sports establishment is shocked, shocked at her steroid-fueled Olympic wins. But didn't they also play a role?

From product safety to piracy, human rights and the Olympic Games, isn't it time we started being realistic about the way we treat China?

Sportswriters hyperventilate over scandals big and small. But when a football hero and Bush critic is shot three times at close range in Afghanistan, by friendly fire, why does no one bat an eye?

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MLS players are unified and willing to strike. But they cannot win this without support.

February 25, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015

NBA star Steph Curry publicly remembered slain Chapel Hill student Deah Barakat over All-Star Weekend. This has resonance beyond just a kind gesture.

February 17, 2015

The Little League baseball champions from Chicago are being victimized by adults willfully ignorant of the realities of twenty-first-century cities. 

February 11, 2015

Dean Smith will be remembered for his legendary coaching career. He should also be remembered for taking unpopular stands for social justice. 

February 9, 2015

After a fourteen-year absence, Serena Williams is returning to a tournament where she faced racist abuse. She will not be alone.

February 6, 2015

Decisions are often made in sports out of sentiment. Boston fans should know that as well as anyone.

February 4, 2015

In order to seriously address the issues that plague the NFL, new leadership is required.

February 2, 2015

Why did Seattle choke away the Super Bowl? Some inside their locker room think that it’s because they were more concerned about optics than results.

February 2, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are representing a new sports/politics paradigm, one that with a Super Bowl win could be felt for a generation.

January 30, 2015