08/25/15 - Cris Carter: The Fall Guy

Comments by Cris Carter that NFL players need a “fall guy” to take the blame for crimes aren’t just shocking. They reflect a broader culture of scapegoating in the league.

08/21/15 - Today’s Sports News Would Boggle the Mind of a 1965 Sportswriter

If a sportswriter from 50 years ago traveled to 2015, they would think the world had been turned on its head.

08/17/15 - The Absurd, Cowardly, and Morally Bankrupt NLRB Decision Against the Northwestern Football Union

The National Labor Relations Board may have ruled against the Northwestern football players’ efforts to organize, but this fight is far from over.

08/14/15 - Hurricane Katrina and the Revival of the Political Athlete

08/10/15 - Why the Police Killing of Football Player Christian Taylor Matters

08/06/15 - A Year Since The Killing of Michael Brown, a Year of Sports Being Shaped by Struggle

08/03/15 - The Water in Rio Is Full of Sludge and Rotting Fish—And Olympians Are Supposed to Swim in It

07/31/15 - Why Tom Brady Is Worth Defending

07/30/15 - Why Boston Was Compelled to Pull Its 2024 Olympic Bid

07/22/15 - Sports as political money laundering is nothing new. But it's difficult to think of an example as brazen as Scott Walker's stadium deal for the Milwaukee Bucks.

07/14/15 - Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali

07/06/15 - Why I’m Done Defending Women’s Sports

07/05/15 - African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup

07/05/15 - The Confederate Flag, the Washington Football Team, and the Owners Who Love Them

06/29/15 - Proposal: The Bree Newsome Olympic Challenge

06/22/15 - Steve Spurrier Was Right: We Need to Get Rid of ‘that Dang, Damn Confederate Flag’

06/18/15 - Charleston’s ‘Mother Emanuel Church’ Has Stared Down Racist Violence for 200 Years

06/16/15 - Soccer’s Enduring Sexism and the Magnificence of Marta

06/12/15 - The Irresistible Realness of Dusty Rhodes

06/10/15 - Two Roads: The Politics of David Blatt and the Passion of Steve Kerr’s Father

06/08/15 - The People of Oakland Need to Occupy Their Sports Teams

06/02/15 - Sepp Blatter’s Shocking End

05/29/15 - Sepp Blatter Re-Elected Just In Time for the Women’s World Cup

05/28/15 - Will the FIFA Raids Scuttle the Vote to Suspend Israeli Soccer?

05/28/15 - Montreal: Adopted Home of Jackie Robinson, John Carlos, and Now Michael Sam

05/26/15 - An NBA Player Is Missing the Playoffs Because the NYPD Broke His Leg—Why the Sports-Media Silence?

05/19/15 - Having a Wedding? A Sweet 16? Consider One of Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums!

05/15/15 - It’s Not Tom Brady We Should Be Worried About—It’s Roger Goodell

05/13/15 - Why Are We Paying the NFL to Help the Pentagon Recruit Troops?

05/11/15 - Israel and Palestine Agree: Keep Politics Out of Soccer

05/06/15 - James Dolan’s Epic WNBA Fail

05/04/15 - ‘The Game Done Changed’: Reconsidering ‘The Wire’ Amidst the Baltimore Uprising

05/01/15 - Makayla Gilliam-Price and Baltimore’s Debt to a Remarkable Family

04/30/15 - Baltimore Oriole Adam Jones and the Power of Seeing Pain

04/30/15 - Apartheid Games: Baltimore, Urban America, and Camden Yards

04/27/15 - Camden Yards and the Baltimore Protests for Freddie Gray

04/23/15 - Now That the Justice Department Has Struck Out, It’s Time to Put Barry Bonds in the Hall of Fame

04/21/15 - Cornel West Is Not Mike Tyson

04/21/15 - A Police Story Unravels: How Did the NYPD Break an NBA Player’s Leg?

04/21/15 - The Debt Owed to Eduardo Galeano

04/14/15 - So... the NYPD Just Broke an NBA Player’s Leg

04/09/15 - The Wisconsin Badgers Deserve Better Than Scott Walker

04/02/15 - Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski Is a Profile in Cowardice

03/31/15 - Moving the Final Four Out of Indiana Would Be One Hell of a Political Statement

03/31/15 - Why the NCAA Should Move the Final Four Out of Indiana

03/27/15 - An Economist Explains Why College Athletes Should Be Paid

03/27/15 - ‘You’re Not a Commodity, You’re a Person.’ How Chris Borland Has Reframed the Football Debate

03/27/15 - Ashley Judd's noble fight to confront social media sexism: After trolls batter the Kentucky superfan on Twitter, she fights back

03/27/15 - Chris Borland and the Revenge of History

03/16/15 - Why Not Even the Mighty John Oliver Can Shame the NCAA

03/16/15 - ‘Are We Still Thugs When You Pay to Watch Us Play Sports?’

03/11/15 - Chip Kelly, John Carlos and the ‘R-Word’

03/11/15 - Royce White on Larry Sanders, Mental Wellness and the NBA

03/06/15 - Defeat: Major League Soccer Players Union Scores an Own Goal

03/06/15 - The Passing of Three Interconnected Icons: Earl Lloyd, Minnie Minoso and Anthony Mason

03/06/15 - Can Players Win a Strike Against Major League Soccer?

02/24/15 - The #BlackLivesMatter Surveillance Special at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse

02/24/15 - It Matters: Steph Curry Honors Victim of Chapel Hill Murders

02/12/15 - Gentrification Is the Real Scandal Surrounding Jackie Robinson West

02/10/15 - Dean Smith: On the Passing of a Death Penalty Abolitionist

02/10/15 - Serena Williams, Indian Wells and Rewriting the Future

02/10/15 - Following Up on the Conspiracy Theory Surrounding the Super Bowl’s Final Moments

02/10/15 - Open Letter to Roger Goodell: It’s Time to Resign

02/02/15 - The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding The Seahawks’ Last Play

01/28/15 - Marshawn Lynch and Roger Goodell: A Compare And Contrast

01/28/15 - Patriots Balls and Christopher Hitchens

01/28/15 - Deflated Balls for Some, Miniature American Flags for Others!

01/28/15 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali and What Their Secret Friendship Teaches Us Today

01/28/15 - After 86 Years the Palestinian National Soccer Team Finally Arrives

01/28/15 - On the Death of the Irreplaceable Mike Marqusee

01/28/15 - On Naked Emperors and College Football’s Championship

01/28/15 - Dear Boston: Say Hell No to the Olympic Games

01/06/15 - Why All Opponents of Gentrification and Police Militarization Should Oppose the DC 2024 Olympic Bid

01/06/15 - Stuart Scott Was My Strength

01/06/15 - A Reality of Their Own: Jameis Winston, Rape and Seminole Fandom at Florida State

01/06/15 - Why 2014 Will Be Remembered as the Year the Sports World Turned Upside Down

01/06/15 - Athlete-Activists Can’t Be Scared Silent After the Murder of Two NYPD Officers

01/06/15 - Interview With Ariyana Smith: The First Athlete Activist of #BlackLivesMatter

12/23/14 - The Cleveland Browns’ Andrew Hawkins, #BlackLivesMatter and the Accidental Activist

12/23/14 - In the Spirit of Wyomia Tyus, Women Athletes Say #BlackLivesMatter

12/23/14 - The Power of Political Athletes to Puncture Privilege

12/10/14 - The Enduring Importance of the Activist Athlete

12/10/14 - #BlackLivesMatter Takes the Field: A Weekend of Athletes Speaking Out

12/09/14 - From Rams to Ariyana Smith, Athletes Honor Michael Brown

12/03/14 - St. Louis Rams Players Tell the World That #BlackLivesMatter

12/01/14 - Do #BlackLivesMatter to White Athletes? Let’s Ask Them

11/21/14 - Dave Zirin on the Dan Patrick Show: Roger Goodell & Adrian Peterson

11/21/14 - Beyond the Drug Raids: Why the Feds Are Fed Up With the NFL

11/21/14 - New NBA Union Chief Michele Roberts Slams the League’s Old Labor Practices

11/14/14 - Boston Is Already Saying ‘Hell No’ to the 2024 Olympics

11/14/14 - Kurt Busch, Ray Rice and How Sports Disseminates the Burdens of Racism

11/07/14 - A-Rod and Ray Rice: If They Go Down, Let Them Not Be Alone

11/07/14 - Why the Movement Against Washington Football’s Racial Slur Is ‘Idle No More’

11/07/14 - FIFA Denies Women’s World Cup Players an Equal Playing Field—Literally

11/02/14 - The Bridge: A Political Appreciation of Steve Nash

10/22/14 - They Need Him, So Why Was Michael Sam Cut From the Dallas Cowboys?

10/22/14 - Stop Surgical Violence Against Women Athletes—and Let Dutee Run!

10/13/14 - ‘Raiders Night’ Comes to Sayreville

10/08/14 - The NBA’s 21st-Century Vampires

09/30/14 - ‘The Facts Themselves Speak Truth to Power’: An Interview With NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith

09/30/14 - Are Head Injuries the Bridge Between the NFL Playing Field and Domestic Violence?

09/21/14 - No Justice, No Football: Ferguson Demonstrators Bring Struggle to NFL Sunday

09/21/14 - The 2014 NFL: Where Racketeers Condemn Child Abusers

09/21/14 - Why NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Must Go and Who Should Replace Him

09/12/14 - ‘Erase the Tapes!’: The Beginning of the End for Roger Goodell

09/12/14 - The Revictimizing of Janay Rice

09/12/14 - Dave Zirin

09/12/14 - You Can’t Unsee It: Washington Football Name and Quiet Acts of Resistance

09/12/14 - UPDATED: Michael Sam: Out of the Closet, Out of the NFL?