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Defensive end Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz.

Michael Bennett: “We Cannot in Good Conscience Fund the Bombing of Palestinian Civilians” Michael Bennett: “We Cannot in Good Conscience Fund the Bombing of Palestinian Civilians”

The NFL champion calls upon Joe Biden to demand a cease-fire in Gaza

Nov 2, 2023 / Michael Bennett

A mural depicting Roberto Mancini and Mohammed bin Salman painted by aleXsandro Palombo outside the San Siro Stadium at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, September 19, 2023, in Milan, Italy.

Saudi Arabia Hosting the World Cup Is a Win for Sportswashing Saudi Arabia Hosting the World Cup Is a Win for Sportswashing

Though not yet official, Saudi Arabia has all but muscled out the only other real contender.

Nov 2, 2023 / Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff

Democrats Should Not Underestimate Steve Garvey

Democrats Should Not Underestimate Steve Garvey Democrats Should Not Underestimate Steve Garvey

The former baseball star wants to fill Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat in California, and his celebrity status might just give him a chance.

Oct 18, 2023 / Editorial / Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele

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The NFL Prays for Israel and Ignores Palestine The NFL Prays for Israel and Ignores Palestine

A few football fans started chanting “Free Palestine” during a moment of silence for the Israeli dead. It was a cry for Palestinian lives to matter as much as Israeli ones.

Oct 16, 2023 / Dave Zirin

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How DeSantis Is Using Sports to Hijack a Florida College How DeSantis Is Using Sports to Hijack a Florida College

The far-right extremists in charge of New College are recruiting baseball players to overhaul the ideology of the student body.

Oct 4, 2023 / Dave Zirin

Former Washington Nationals player Sean Doolittle pitching

Sean Doolittle, Baseball’s Left-Wing Lefty, Retires Sean Doolittle, Baseball’s Left-Wing Lefty, Retires

How the Nationals’ star reliever became the conscience of baseball.

Oct 6, 2023 / Peter Dreier

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Deion Sanders and the Joys of Hype Deion Sanders and the Joys of Hype

While other college football coaches pine for the past, Deion Sanders has taken advantage of new rules and made the present fun.

Sep 18, 2023 / Dave Zirin

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Bill Walton Was Once a Trailblazing Radical Bill Walton Was Once a Trailblazing Radical

The basketball great is now better known for his tie-dyed shirts and enthusiastic sports commentary, but in the 1970s, he was a polarizing anti-government activist.

Sep 6, 2023 / Dave Zirin and Frank Guridy

the most well-attended event in women's sports, ever-- nebraska college volleyball game

How Nebraska Became a Volleyball Paradise How Nebraska Became a Volleyball Paradise

Covid-19 is back on the rise. We must take precautions, or we could again lose the type of joy that 92,003 fans experienced at Memorial Stadium this week.

Sep 1, 2023 / Dave Zirin

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Will Northwestern Get Its Stadium, or Will Evanston Get a Fair Deal? Will Northwestern Get Its Stadium, or Will Evanston Get a Fair Deal?

The roar of community disapproval cannot be silenced for much longer.

Aug 25, 2023 / Dave Zirin

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