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04/29/16 - Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism

Sports journalists Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro asked men to read aloud the misogynistic messages they receive online in order to increase awareness of harassment.

04/26/16 - Brotherhood of Bullies: Bob Knight Endorses Donald Trump

The Hall of Fame basketball coach has a history of thuggish petulance to rival the Republican front-runner.

04/21/16 - The 1988 Seoul Olympics Were a Horror Show of Human Rights Abuses. Will Rio Be the Same?

Brazil’s latest political turmoil doesn’t bode well for the 2016 Games in Rio.

04/19/16 - Wrestling With Kobe Bryant’s Forgotten Apology

04/13/16 - Steph Curry on North Carolina’s HB 2: ‘No One Should be Discriminated Against’

04/11/16 - Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson and the Republican Party’s ‘Pact With the Devil’

04/07/16 - Charles Barkley Calls for the NBA to Move the 2017 All-Star Game, and Makes My Head Spin

04/05/16 - US Women’s Soccer Is More Popular Than Men’s, but the Players Are Still Paid Less

03/31/16 - The Lakers Can Kindly Shove Their Bro Code

03/28/16 - Kevin Turner Dies From ALS, the NFL Does Not Give a Damn

03/24/16 - The NBA Needs to Move the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte. Now.

03/23/16 - Major League Baseball in Havana, 17 Years Ago

03/21/16 - How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup

03/17/16 - How the Kansas Jayhawks Can Help Stop the Madness

03/15/16 - Los Angeles Rams Owner Wanted Players to Still Be Classified as St. Louis Workers

03/11/16 - Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer Endorses John Kasich in a Greasy Political Payback

03/09/16 - Yankee Great Paul O’Neill Endorses Trump, Slaps Latino Players Across the Face

03/07/16 - ‘Trump’ Has Become a Racial Taunt at High School Sporting Events

03/02/16 - Meet Gianni Infantino, the New Head of FIFA

02/29/16 - Thank You, Melissa Harris-Perry

02/25/16 - Delonte West, Mental Health, and Royce White’s Unpublished Letter to the NBA

02/23/16 - Thank You, Martina Navratilova, for Changing Everything

02/18/16 - Muhammad Ali and the Black Panther Party

02/15/16 - The Past Is Never Dead: Peyton Manning and Today’s Jock-Rape Culture at Tennessee

02/11/16 - In Defense of Beyoncé’s Black Panther Tribute at the Super Bowl

02/08/16 - Super Bowl 50: Brought to You by Toe Fungus

02/04/16 - The Streets of San Francisco: ‘Super Bowl City’ Meets Tent City

02/02/16 - Why Bay Area Residents Are Protesting the Super Bowl

01/19/16 - Dear Cam Newton: Please Don’t Read This

01/14/16 - Who Killed Lawrence Phillips?

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

01/06/16 - Why They Pardon Peyton

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