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Beck rejects soccer because his idealized 'real America'—in all its monochromatic glory—rejects it as well, says Nation sports editor Dave Zirin.

The CIA and me and other adventures in American sports.

The richest man in Russia buys the New Jersey Nets—proving that the NBA is in dire financial straits.

With the Olympics coming to town, the state seeks to reclaim the favelas.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should send a strong message: whatever Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was trying to do the night he was accused of rape, it's not a game.

In conversation with Alex Witt, The Nation's Dave Zirin says that the most recent allegation of sexual assault against Ben Roethlisberger could indicate the patterned behavior of a sexual predator.

Nation Sports Editor Dave Zirin denounces Woods' latest ad as just another distraction from the tournament.

Runner Caster Semenya showed up to race this week and the International Association of Athletics Federations wouldn't let her--when Semenya's only "crime" is that she may be intersex.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can moralize all he wants about the "educational mission" of the NCAA schools playing in March Madness--but no one is watching to learn about players' majors.

Nation sports writer Dave Zirin discusses what Tiger Woods's return to the Masters means for his image--and for the tournament.

Blogs

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

UVA football player Joseph Wiliams is on a hunger strike so campus workers can get a living wage. As you can read, he has the politics and depth to back up his concerns.

February 25, 2012

Because a set of bizarre circumstances surrounding his drug test, reigning MVP Ryan Braunhas become the first player in history to successfully challenge a steroid-related penalty in a grievance.

February 24, 2012

The sports world has no anti-racist mental apparatus for how to talk about an Asian-American player.

February 19, 2012

It’s an easy comparison. It’'s also dead wrong. The conflation of their stories does little more than burnish Tebow’s credentials at Lin’s expense.

February 15, 2012

Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is the first Asian-American in the NBA. He’s also a lot more.

February 9, 2012

The aftermath of the Port Said "riot" has been the exact opposite of what the military rulers expected.

February 7, 2012

My Super Bowl heroes were outside, not inside, the stadium.

February 6, 2012