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Sports news and analysis from The Nation

  • October 8, 2007

    Bonehead U

    Forget about raising money for actual teaching or research. Institutions of higher learning would rather troll for money for their sports teams.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • October 3, 2007

    The Sick Knicks

    Exposed in court as sex harassers, the coach and owner of a storied basketball team have turned Madison Square Garden into a toxic workplace.

    Dave Zirin

  • September 14, 2007

    Those Cheating Patriots

    In an era of technology-driven sports, the question of what is and isn't cheating can get pretty murky. But Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots were caught red-handed.

    Dave Zirin

  • September 4, 2007

    Cleaning Up After the Orioles

    Thanks to some major-league grassroots organizing, workers who keep Baltimore's Camden Yards pristine are close to winning the right to a living wage.

    Dave Zirin

  • August 8, 2007

    Give Bonds His Due

    It's official: He's the new home run king. Will the media ever get over it?

    Dave Zirin

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  • July 31, 2007

    Soccer Lions of Mesopotamia

    Don't buy the argument that Iraq's triumph in the Asian Cup is a miracle moment brought to you by Uncle Sam.

    Simon Maxwell Apter

  • July 27, 2007

    NBA: When Fans Blow the Whistle

    Smelling blood in the unfolding Tim Donaghy scandal, some sports fans have embarked their own rabid brand of investigative journalism on--where else?--YouTube.

    Mark Japinga

  • July 26, 2007

    Olympic Dreams and Nightmares

    In the best of all possible worlds, 8-8-08 will be the luckiest of dates for China, as the Olympic Games put the country on display. Or it could become a real nightmare.

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom

  • July 19, 2007

    Who Let the Dogs Out on Michael Vick?

    With the indictment of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback on federal conspiracy charges for running an alleged dogfighting operation, the media went into attack mode.

    Dave Zirin

  • July 6, 2007

    Reclaiming Sports

    Political struggle and its relation to sports is a question not of the past but of the future.

    Dave Zirin