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Sports has a rich tradition of resistance politics. 

From Jackie Robinson and the first integrated sports teams to Pat Tillman and our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sports is woven into the fabric of our nation.

 There was a time—not too long ago—when black players were not allowed to play on "white" teams.

Jocks vs. Pukes

Jock Culture is a distortion of sports.

Atlantic Yards construction site

Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.

Rollerderby

Roller Derby marries an underground vibe with the fun of athletic competition.

Make no mistake about it: the owners lost.

Blogs

The NFL told the world that the death of a 22-year-old woman, the suicide of a player and the mental state of his teammates is secondary to the schedule.

December 2, 2012

Recent referendums raise real questions for what the NFL should be saying about marijuana.

November 29, 2012

Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major Leage Baseball Players Association, died today at the age of 95. 

November 27, 2012

For the second time in three years, the sports infrastructure was targeted and destroyed in Gaza.

November 19, 2012

The Miami Marlins owner has already stolen his share from taxpayers. Now it’s time to put him in custody before he does more harm.

November 14, 2012

Sam Gordon has become an Internet sensation after the spread of viral videos showing her shredding Pee Wee football defenses with a series of dynamic touchdown runs.

November 11, 2012

San Francisco Giants reliever Sergio Romo gave us a sneak preview of last night’s historic election results.

November 7, 2012

Insisting on holding a sporting event in the midst of disaster is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with American politics.

November 2, 2012

The New York City Marathon is due to proceed as planned this Sunday. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it should not.

November 2, 2012

Beneath the surface of a shocking NBA trade lies a corporate philosophy that puts fans last.

October 29, 2012