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Highlights from The Nation's sports reporting over the past one hundred years.

A bet on a horse in the 1949 Grand National resulted in the largest collective transfer of wealth ever to communism's stalwarts in Britain.

After an eighteen-week labor standoff, the National Football League players' union has unanimously voted to approve an agreement that promotes player health and safety.

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

According to Dave Zirin, the ongoing National Football League lockout hearings are all about the owners trying to take advantage of players and fans.

Three former teammates have testified that they saw the cyclist take performance-enhancing drugs, but the fans Armstrong has built through his support for cancer research are loyal and will stick with him.

The upcoming pro football season is in danger of being canceled because of a little dust-up between millionaires and billionaires.

NFL Lockout!

Here is the naked truth: we face the prospect of no pro football in 2011 because the union made a three-word demand that would not have cost owners a dime—open your books.

Will the labor dispute between NFL players and owners lead to a lockout?

When President Obama framed an NFL lockout and the possible cancellation of the 2011 season as a quarrel between billionaires and millionaires, he missed the point.

Blogs

In the ongoing lockout of NFL referees, we have officially now made the journey from tragedy to farce.

September 25, 2012

The players need to strike to end the referee lockout before someone gets hurt.

September 24, 2012

In both boxing and voting cases the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.

 

September 21, 2012

 Marcelo Freixo stands against involuntary displacements for the Olympics and World Cup.

September 20, 2012

The city of Rio de Janeiro is planning to demolish a precious, hundred-year-old Indigenous Cultural Center for stadium parking spaces.

September 19, 2012

In prepartion for the 2016 games, Olympic organizers are destroying communities, many of which took decades to build.

September 17, 2012

Chicago teachers, NFL referees and NHL players have one thing in common: they are learning that there are two sets of rules in twenty-first-century America.

September 13, 2012

Chris Kluwe statement to homophobic Maryland Delegate Emmett Burns needs to be read to be believed.

September 8, 2012

Tragically, player safety has become a political football.

September 5, 2012

Instead of being commended for her bravery in speaking out, she’s called a liar.

 

August 29, 2012