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08/10/18 - NFL Player Protests Were Never About the Anthem or the Flag

Yet the distortions continue, to the benefit of those who want to shut down discussions of racial inequity and police violence.


08/06/18 - LeBron Shows Trump What Winning Really Looks Like

A racist president learns quickly that LeBron James has an army of supporters—the first lady among them.


08/01/18 - LeBron’s Education Promise Needs to Become This Country’s Promise

A school funded by LeBron James in Akron, Ohio, is a beautiful example of what all our public education should look like.


07/30/18 - If the Dallas Cowboys Are ‘America’s Team,’ Then Lord Help Us

07/20/18 - NFL Owners Blink, Suspend Their Anthem Policy

07/18/18 - The NBA Is Coldhearted: Ask DeMar DeRozan

07/13/18 - Pro Wrestler Sami Zayn Aims to Save Lives In Syria

07/11/18 - How an Experienced Ref Would Have Handled the AAU Brawl

07/10/18 - On Draymond Green’s ‘Friends of the IDF’ Trip to Israel

06/29/18 - Mohamed Salah Cannot Be Apolitical

06/28/18 - Willie O’Ree at Long Last Makes the NHL Hall of Fame

06/25/18 - Hank Aaron Says He’d Reject a White House Invite

06/20/18 - FIFA’s Weak Attempts to Fight Racism Are on Display at the World Cup in Russia

06/13/18 - NFL Owners Don’t Fear Trump, They Fear Their Own Players

06/12/18 - ‘Athletes Aren’t Roulette Chips’: Bill Bradley Speaks Out on Gambling in Sports

06/08/18 - Who Is Protecting LGBTQ Fans at the 2018 World Cup?

06/06/18 - In a Victory for BDS, Argentina’s National Soccer Team Cancels a Game in Israel

06/05/18 - Why Donald Trump Disinvited the Eagles From the White House

06/05/18 - Why Donald Trump Disinvited the Eagles From the White House

05/30/18 - Dawuane Smoot and the Subterranean Fire in the NFL

05/23/18 - The Real Reason NFL Owners Want to Punish Players for Protesting During the Anthem

05/21/18 - Uncovering the Hidden Resistance History of Black Women Athletes

05/18/18 - Israel’s Most Racist Soccer Club Renames Itself After Donald Trump

05/14/18 - The Affirmative Case for Becky Hammon

05/09/18 - Roger Goodell Tries to Pass Buck on Protests Staged During Anthem

05/04/18 - NFL Washington Cheerleaders Go Public With Horrific Treatment

04/30/18 - Confrontation’: An Interview With Howard Bryant on Today’s Political Black Athlete

04/27/18 - Ex-Cheerleaders Fight Back Against the NFL

04/23/18 - Donald Trump and Jack Johnson Would Have Despised One Another

04/20/18 - How a Feminist Uprising Is Saving South American Soccer

04/19/18 - Cincinnati’s Soccer Stadium Scam

04/12/18 - Eric Reid Is Not For Sale

04/09/18 - Russell Westbrook Is ‘All-In’ With Oklahoma’s Striking Teachers

04/05/18 - Donald Trump and Mike Pence Have No Business Speaking About Martin Luther King Jr.

04/02/18 - Why Does Adidas Sponsor Soccer Teams in Illegal Settlements?

03/27/18 - #BlackLivesMatter and the NBA Collide In Sacramento

03/23/18 - Fans Are the Target of Madison Square Garden’s New Facial-Recognition Technology

03/19/18 - Loyola Soars In March Madness While a Faculty Strike Looms

03/16/18 - Loyola Basketball’s March Madness Success Shaded By Student Unrest

03/12/18 - What Losing the Brooklyn Dodgers Taught Bernie Sanders

03/08/18 - ‘He’s Been Our Voice’: Seattle Says Goodbye to Michael Bennett

03/05/18 - Is It Okay to Watch Football?

03/02/18 - Aly Raisman: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

02/26/18 - Winter Olympic Roundup: New Athletic Heroes Alongside the Same Old Grifts

02/23/18 - 15 Million Reasons Why Russian Olympians May Get Their Flags Back

02/21/18 - An Interview With Aaron Maybin

02/19/18 - LeBron James Flips the Script—Again

02/15/18 - Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Speaks Out Against the NRA

02/12/18 - The Farce of the ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’

02/08/18 - Why So Many Philadelphia Eagles Are Rejecting This White House

02/05/18 - The Eagles’ Super Bowl Win Shows That Having a Conscience Does Not Distract From Winning the Game

02/01/18 - Hot Protest in an Ice-Cold Super Bowl City

01/29/18 - The Progressive Case for the Philadelphia Eagles (Seriously)

01/25/18 - Larry Nassar’s Imprisonment and Lou Anna Simon’s Resignation Are Not Nearly Enough

01/22/18 - The Progressive Case for the New England Patriots (Seriously)

01/19/18 - Olympian Adam Rippon Stands Up to Mike Pence’s Homophobia

01/17/18 - The NBA Has Become a Site of Resistance Against Racism and Trump

01/11/18 - Jaylen Brown and the Evolution of the Activist Athlete

01/11/18 - Colin Kaepernick Has Shown That Courage Is Contagious

01/08/18 - Donald Trump and College Football: A Match Made in Helld

01/05/18 - Aaron Maybin Stands Up for Baltimore Students on the Brink

01/02/18 - The NFL Chose to Tank Its Season Rather Than Sign Colin Kaepernick

12/29/17 - The Israeli Sports Minister Is Using the NBA to Further an Anti-Palestine PR Campaign

12/19/17 - 2017 in Sports and Politics: The Return of the Backlash

12/14/17 - Charles Barkley’s Politics Demand Criticism

12/11/17 - These 2 NFL Players Stood Up for Palestine—and It Didn’t Kill Their Careers

12/04/17 - Two Different Paths, Two Different Goals: Understanding the Rift in the NFL’s ‘Players Coalition’

11/28/17 - Sports Tax Scams Laid the Groundwork for Amazon Bidding Madness

11/21/17 - About LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump

11/17/17 - By Having the Washington R*dskins Host a Game on Thanksgiving, NFL Owners Show Their True Colors

11/13/17 - Pandering to the Military Won’t Save NFL Players From Racist Backlash

11/09/17 - Colin Kaepernick Is Not Your Father’s Willie Horton

11/06/17 - #MeToo in Sports: Moving From Revelations to Policy

11/03/17 - Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much

11/01/17 - WNBA Star Breanna Stewart Joins the #MeToo Movement, Saying ‘Courage Is Contagious’

10/30/17 - The Houston Texans Showed the Power and Dignity of Black Labor

10/25/17 - Looks Like Jerry Jones Isn’t Going to Punish His Players for Protesting After All

10/19/17 - Colin Kaepernick Was Mocked and Threatened for Taking a Knee. He’s Also Winning.

10/16/17 - ‘A Soulless Coward’: Coach Gregg Popovich Responds to Trump

10/16/17 - Player Protests Are Not a Spectator Sport

10/13/17 - Jerry Jones Is the NFL’s Biggest Distraction

10/10/17 - NFL Owners and ESPN Bosses Are Showing Which Side They Are On

10/09/17 - Mike Pence’s NFL Walkout Was a Cheap, Transparent Stunt

10/05/17 - Protesting NFL Players Aren’t Being Demonized Only by Trumpers

10/03/17 - There’s Been a Shocking Shift in National Support for Protesting Players

09/29/17 - Oakland Catcher Bruce Maxwell Breaks Baseball’s Politics Line

09/26/17 - Taking a Knee Is Not About Abstract Unity but Racial Justice

09/24/17 - For the NFL, It Was ‘Choose-Your-Side Sunday’

09/24/17 - The Fragile, Toxic Masculinity of Donald Trump

09/22/17 - Is the NBA a ‘Safer Space’ for Political Athletes?

09/18/17 - Seattle to Michael Bennett: We’ve Got Your Back

09/15/17 - Sports is a hub for protests against racism. ESPN shouldn’t silence Jemele Hill.

09/13/17 - Statement of Solidarity With Michael Bennett

09/08/17 - The NFL wants you to think Colin Kaepernick isn't being sidelined by politics. The NFL is wrong — again

09/08/17 - The Las Vegas Police Union Goes in the Gutter to Attack Michael Bennett

09/06/17 - Stand With Michael Bennett, Even if It’s Uncomfortable

08/31/17 - The Houston Stadium Grift Comes Home to Roost

08/24/17 - The NFL Is More Comfortable With Concussions Than Conscience

08/21/17 - White NFL Players and the Politics of Solidarity