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Forget about raising money for actual teaching or research. Institutions of higher learning would rather troll for money for their sports teams.

Exposed in court as sex harassers, the coach and owner of a storied basketball team have turned Madison Square Garden into a toxic workplace.

In an era of technology-driven sports, the question of what is and isn't cheating can get pretty murky. But Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were caught red-handed.

Thanks to some major-league grassroots organizing, workers who keep Baltimore's Camden Yards pristine are close to winning the right to a living wage.

It's official: He's the new home run king. Will the media ever get over it?

Don't buy the argument that Iraq's triumph in the Asian Cup is a miracle moment brought to you by Uncle Sam.

Smelling blood in the unfolding Tim Donaghy scandal, some sports fans have embarked their own rabid brand of investigative journalism on--where else?--YouTube.

In the best of all possible worlds, 8-8-08 will be the luckiest of dates for China, as the Olympic Games put the country on display. Or it could become a real nightmare.

With the indictment of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback on federal conspiracy charges for running an alleged dogfighting operation, the media went into attack mode.

Political struggle and its relation to sports is a question not of the past but of the future.

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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

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

The fining of Marshawn Lynch by Roger Goodell speaks to far larger hypocrisies and prejudices that emanate from the NFL's central office. 

January 27, 2015

At the heart of a silly scandal, there is a damning truth about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the billionaires he represents. 

January 26, 2015

It makes perfect sense why people care about the NFL's latest scandal more than the State of the Union address: because it’s real.

January 21, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali shared a bond in their commitment against war and for social justice. It wasn’t a popular bond and it deserves to be remembered. 

January 18, 2015

The success of the Palestinian national soccer team has always been about more than wins and losses. 

January 15, 2015

My sportswriting mentor and hero Mike Marqusee has died. If you don’t know his work, here is a time to learn it.

January 13, 2015

Ohio State and Oregon will play for the college football title, with little regard for the effect on their academic mission.

January 12, 2015

The USOC’s choice to propose having the 2024 Olympics to Boston should be seen as a call to protest.

January 9, 2015