Dave Zirin, The Nation’s sports editor, is the author of eight books on the politics of sports, most recently, Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM show, Edge of Sports Radio, and co-hosts The Collision: Where Sports and Politics Collide with former NBA player Etan Thomas (both available as podcasts). You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports.
Bringing Arne Duncan and NCAA President Mark Emmert together to discuss the question of compensating college athletes produced predictable results.
Michael Sam pays tribute to a campus that gave him the strength to make history.
Russia’s annexation of Ukraine comes amidst the Paralympics, a time when countries are supposed to abide by principles of peace.
Jonathan Martin’s need for mental health care and his courage to blow the whistle on the Miami Dolphins has not prevented him from finding a new NFL home.
The deaths and imprisonments of the Palestinian soccer players at Israel’s hands demand answers.
Reading Jeff Pearlman’s new book about the 1980s Showtime Lakers has unearthed more than a few memories.
The shooting of two Palestinian teenage soccer players in the feet comes at a perilous time for Israel, as their future in FIFA will be debated this summer.