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Why does the sports world remain fiercely hostile to open participation by LGBT athletes?

Of the top fifteen men's players in the world, seven of them are Egyptian, and the women's side is not far behind.

Athletes need to realize that they can shape their own image much more successfully than athletes of previous generations.

Carl Yastrzemski

My family always rooted for the underdog.

Hank Thompson and Bobby Thomson

Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ’round the world” and something my father told me.

Monica Seles

The collective resentment of Monica Seles was an expression of our cultural discomfort with a kind of overt female aggression that seems to revel in itself.

Frank Beard

I may have been delusional about my golf game, but not about Frank Beard's.

Blogs

Dave Zirin talks with Amy Goodman on the NFL’s bullying problem and the need to change sports culture for the better.

November 8, 2013

As Dolphins players rush to support accused racist bully Richie Incognito, it is worth asking who is pulling the strings.

November 7, 2013

The story of NFL player Richie Incognito bullying a teammate is just the tip of the iceberg.

November 4, 2013

Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, will be subject to demonstrations this week in Minneapolis. It is just the latest in a groundswell to change the name.

November 4, 2013

Baseball is about the unity of tradition and change. The Boston Red Sox's World Series victory has demonstrated this in dramatic fashion.

October 31, 2013

The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.

October 30, 2013

There’s a long history of players banding together for better playing conditions.

October 21, 2013

The grievance letter sent out by the Grambling State Tigers football team reveals a locker room too dangerous to call home.

October 21, 2013

On this, the forty-fifth anniversary of the fists of freedom at the 1968 Olympics, we need a new Olympic Project for Human Rights.

October 16, 2013