01/14/16 - Who Killed Lawrence Phillips?

The former first-round draft pick took his own life in a prison cell. But there is far more to this story.

01/11/16 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Beautiful Mind

Sitting down with a basketball legend with a genius-level IQ demands eclectic questions and invites delicious answers.

01/06/16 - Why They Pardon Peyton

The All-American superstar operates by a different, deeply corrosive set of media rules than any other player. We shouldn’t let him.

01/04/16 - The Tactical Intelligence of #NoJusticeNoLeBron

12/27/15 - Women Roar: The Story of the Year at the Intersection of Sports and Politics

12/24/15 - Why the Movie ‘Concussion’ Spells Trouble for the NFL—and Moral Angst for the Rest of Us

12/21/15 - Sepp Blatter Suspended for Eight Years, Compares Self to Mandela

12/17/15 - Rajon Rondo, Gay-Bashing, and the Beautiful Response to an Ugly Hate Crime

12/15/15 - ‘Plantation Politics’: Racist Legislation Stalks the Mizzou Football Team

12/10/15 - There Is No ‘War on Football’

12/07/15 - Why Donald Trump Wants to Render Muslim Athletes Invisible

12/06/15 - Laquan McDonald and the Politics of Black Athletes

12/03/15 - The Fraternal Order of Police Wants Off-Duty Cops to Be Armed Inside a Stadium Near You

11/30/15 - How ‘Creed’ Saves Rocky From Himself

11/25/15 - Ezekiel Elliott and the Overdue Thaw of College Football Politics

11/18/15 - When Stadiums Become Potential Killing Fields

11/12/15 - The Missouri Tigers and the Hidden History of Black College Football Activists

11/09/15 - 3 Lessons From University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe’s Resignation

11/08/15 - Black Mizzou Football Players Are Going on Strike Over Campus Racism

11/05/15 - Fight Transphobia and Move the Damn 2017 Super Bowl

11/03/15 - Why Does Anybody Play Football Anymore?

10/29/15 - Concerns About the ‘Pat Tillman’ Military-Themed Sports Uniforms

10/26/15 - For the First Time in History, the World Series Is Between 2 Teams That Were Never Segregated

10/23/15 - Pimps All Around: In Defense of ‘Louisville Madam’ Katina Powell

10/21/15 - Louisville Basketball and the NCAA’s Political Economy of Misogyny

10/19/15 - Challenging Major League Baseball’s New Managerial Color Line

10/15/15 - Lamar Odom Deserves Better

10/14/15 - 7 Things We Learned From Thabo Sefolosha’s Trial

10/08/15 - NYPD on Trial: NBA Player Thabo Sefolosha Fights Back After Police Beating

10/07/15 - Insider Trading Hits the Sports World

10/05/15 - John Carlos Meets the Spurs

10/01/15 - Not the Smart One: On Jeb’s Garbled Support for the Washington Football Team’s Brand

09/30/15 - Kevin Powell’s Memoir Will Crush You

09/28/15 - Cycling Redefined: Rwanda’s Joan of Arc

09/21/15 - Getting God Out of Football

09/18/15 - Old Boy Longhorns vs. Neoliberal Pirates: The State of Sports at the University of Texas

09/16/15 - The University of Texas Just Handed Out a $6 Million Golden Parachute

09/14/15 - The Prophets: On the Conjoined Legacies of Moses Malone and ‘Chocolate Thunder’

09/11/15 - In the Year of #BlackGirlMagic, Marion Jones Is Missing

09/09/15 -  Washington’s Football Team Is the Donald Trump of the NFL

09/08/15 - Venus Williams Could Shock the World Tonight

09/04/15 -  Why, at Least Today, We Should Cheer Tom Brady

09/02/15 -  The NFL Must Be Loving the Misleading Sony Hacker Leaks on the Film ‘Concussion’

08/31/15 -  The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats

08/29/15 - The Saints Did Not Save New Orleans

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

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

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

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