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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.

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.

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Andrew Hawkins was morally compelled to whack the hornets nest that is the Cleveland police union, knowing they would sting.

December 17, 2014

Before discussing the importance of seeing women’s basketball players at Notre Dame and Cal-Berkley join the on-court #BlackLivesMatter movement, let’s remember the story of the legendary Wyomia Tyus.

December 15, 2014

By breaching the walls of the sports world, we can puncture the ultimate privilege in our society: that of blissful ignorance.

December 12, 2014

We need outspoken athletes, connected to social movements, to speak directly to the masses of people who have tuned out politics.

December 10, 2014

This weekend saw a series of quiet, on-field demonstrations in memory of Michael Brown and Eric Garner that demonstrate the reach of a new movement.

December 8, 2014

College football star Jameis Winston finds himself protected by police. But not without a price. 

December 5, 2014

San Francisco already suffers from all of the problems that the Olympics would exacerbate.

December 3, 2014

The NFL has an “army” assembled to fight domestic violence.

December 1, 2014

Five players on the Rams football team made a political stand on Sunday in solidarity with Michael Brown.

December 1, 2014

The decision by Judge Barbara Jones to reinstate Ray Rice stands as a brutal judgment on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

November 28, 2014