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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.

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Please, oh please: may the soon-to-be ex–Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow land in Miami. It’s a match made in my own idea of Heaven.

March 20, 2012

How the college sports system exploits student-athletes while raking in billions.

March 19, 2012

Kansas State center Jamar Samuels was suspended by the NCAA for trying to “feed his family.”

March 19, 2012

The chants of “Where's your green card?” by the Southern Mississippi school band at an NCAA tournament game reflects something much greater than rowdy fans at a sporting event.

March 15, 2012

The NCAA exploits its athletes. Who can fight back?

March 12, 2012

What does the release of Peyton Manning reveal about the business of sports in America?

March 7, 2012

We expect players to be loyal, but don’t ask the same of those who sign their checks.

March 7, 2012

Reactions to revelations that an NFL team took out “bounties” on opponents tell a story of a sport desperate to mask the effects of violence.

March 5, 2012

We might have ourselves a good-old fashioned strike scenario during the London Olympic games.

February 29, 2012

Jock for Justice Joseph Williams is putting his health on the line for a cause in which he deeply believes.

February 27, 2012