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.
An article by The New York Times about sport's role in progressive politics tells a very selective history.
Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, appearing on Al Jazeera America’s Consider This, discusses Donald Sterling’s ban and what should be done next.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver brought down the hammer. But there is more work to be done.
John Carlos has some strong feelings about what fans, players and NBA owners should do about Donald Sterling.
It was revealed this week that the company Academi—the rebranded private militia once known as Blackwater—has been providing security training for the 2014 World Cup.