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  • March 19, 2008

    China’s Olympic Delusion

    Cracking down once again in Tibet, China seeks to control the script on its flawed human rights record, yet still be regarded as a suitable host for the Olympics. Dream on.

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom

  • March 3, 2008

    Lame Duck Pitcher

    Roger Clemens has done his damage, to himself and to baseball--and we will see him go down.

    Robert Lipsyte

  • February 14, 2008

    Steroid Circus on Capital Hill

    Roger Clemens's face-off with lawmakers moved the guardians of our democracy far beyond the absurd.

    Dave Zirin

  • February 4, 2008

    We Might Be Giants

    A Patriots Super Bowl win was written in the stars. But every once in a while, the double-digit underdog can win.

    Dave Zirin

  • January 10, 2008

    White Noise on the Golf Channel

    After days of dithering, the Golf Channel finally suspends a commentator who joked about lynching Tiger Woods. What took them so long?

    Dave Zirin

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  • December 14, 2007

    The Mitchell Report Is a Fraud

    George Mitchell's long-awaited report on steroids in baseball slanders players, gives owners a pass and never acknowledges its author's conflicts of interest.

    Dave Zirin

  • December 10, 2007

    Sports 2007: It Was a Very Bad Year

    Michael Vick's sentencing to twenty-three months in prison caps a depressing and scandalous year for professional sports.

    Dave Zirin

  • October 23, 2007

    The Rockies Get Off Their Knees

    As baseball's most sanctimonious team heads to the World Series, the Colorado Rockies are playing down their holier-than-thou image.

    Dave Zirin

  • October 15, 2007

    The Fall of Marion Jones, Inc.

    The sports establishment is shocked, shocked at her steroid-fueled Olympic wins. But didn't they also play a role?

    Dave Zirin

  • October 10, 2007

    Getting Real About China

    From product safety to piracy, human rights and the Olympic Games, isn't it time we started being realistic about the way we treat China?

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom