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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

Saturday’s game between Alabama and Auburn had more going on than just the action on the field.

December 2, 2013

Last night was a shameful display by Dan Snyder to hide behind World War II veterans and excuse the fact that he won’t change his own team’s racist name.

November 26, 2013

There was a portent of the recent racist attack at San Jose State University in the firing of cross-country coach Ron Davis.

November 25, 2013

A racist attack on a campus is horrific enough. That it took place at San Jose State says something even more damning about the state of the school.

November 22, 2013

Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his own arbitration hearing. Then he took to the airwaves.

November 21, 2013

On the day that Len Bias would have turned 50, it is worth remembering how people have used his memory and exploited his death.

November 18, 2013

Egypt: where you are taking your career in your hands by the simple act of raising four fingers.

November 14, 2013

Many writers put the fault for Richie Incognito's racist bullying on a generation of African-American players. This is just wrong.

November 12, 2013

Having seen all the footage, my initial judgment of Jay Glazer was overly harsh.

November 10, 2013

The NFL’s manhood code is profoundly destructive. If anything good comes out of this Richie Incognito story, maybe it is that we can work to change it.

November 10, 2013