Archive

09/23/16 - The NBA Is Trying to Convince Players Not to Protest Police Brutality on the Court

But WNBA players have shown why it's probably not going to work. 

09/21/16 - Colin Kaepernick on Terence Crutcher and ‘Racism Disguised as Patriotism’

A new generation of athletes and sports fans are learning that courage is contagious.

09/19/16 - Bigots Beware: White Athletes Are Becoming Sympathetic to Anthem Protests

We have, as of this writing, not seen white, male pro athletes join the “Kaepernick protests.” But you can sense that it is coming.

09/15/16 - The Seahawks Are Trying to Reroute Kaepernick’s Protest, and They’re Completely Missing the Point

09/14/16 - Sports, Protest, and Risking Your Life: Interview With 2016 Olympic Medalist and Protester Feyisa Lilesa

09/12/16 - Solidarity With Kaepernick Ripples Through the NFL on September 11

09/09/16 - Colin Kaepernick Is Winning

09/08/16 - Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf: The NBA Player Who Was Colin Kaepernick Twenty Years Before Colin Kaepernick

09/06/16 - This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: Why Soccer-Star Megan Rapinoe Stands With Colin Kaepernick

09/02/16 - Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Has Nothing to Do With the Military

08/31/16 - An NFL Executive Compares Kaepernick to a Man Who Murdered a Pregnant Woman

08/30/16 - America Needs to Listen to What Colin Kaepernick Is Actually Trying to Say

08/29/16 - Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick From an Athlete Who Walked That Path

08/27/16 - What the NFL Players’ Union Chief Has to Say About Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

08/25/16 - This Rio Olympic Medalist Risked His Life to Show Solidarity

08/22/16 - Now That the Games Are Over, the Real Olympic Drama Begins in Rio

08/18/16 - Ryan Lochte Is One of Many Privileged First-World Tourists—and Brazilians Are Fed Up

08/17/16 - One Community’s Resistance Will Be the Rio Olympics’ Longest-Lasting Legacy

08/12/16 - The Other Olympic Village Continues to Resist Displacement

08/11/16 - Teachers and Students Occupy Schools in the Shadow of Olympic Rio

08/10/16 - Olympic Joy in the Face of Erasure

08/05/16 - The Other Olympic Refugee Story

08/01/16 - The Last Dance: On Heading to Olympic Rio

07/25/16 - The Problem With the International Olympic Committee’s Decision on Russia

07/22/16 - The NBA Moves the All-Star Game, but Also Punishes Players for Political T-shirts?

07/19/16 - Outspoken British Olympian on Brexit, Rio, and the Perils of Speaking Out

07/14/16 - The Media Are Totally Wrong About the Role of Athletes in Black Lives Matter

07/11/16 - WNBA Teams Show What Black Lives Matter Solidarity Looks Like

07/08/16 - 6 Times Athletes Spoke Out in Support of #BlackLivesMatter This Week

07/06/16 - Rio’s Police Say ‘Welcome To Hell’

07/05/16 - Kevin Durant and the Discomfort With Player Power

06/29/16 - Front Row for the Fall of England

06/20/16 - LeBron James Wins His Own Rumble in the Jungle

06/17/16 - Read What Malcolm X’s Daughter Said at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

06/15/16 - ‘Sleep Easy, My Brother’

06/12/16 - The Orlando Killings and the Message of Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

06/10/16 - Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Was His Last Act of Resistance

06/08/16 - Andrew Cuomo Would Have Blacklisted Muhammad Ali

06/06/16 - LeBron James on the Legacy of Muhammad Ali

06/04/16 - ‘I Just Wanted to Be Free’: The Radical Reverberations of Muhammad Ali

06/03/16 - Is Hillary Clinton Getting Crossed Over During NBA Finals?

06/01/16 - Ken Starr’s Misogyny Comes Home To Roost

05/23/16 - This NFL Hall of Fame Member Won’t Let His Grandson Play Football

05/19/16 - Interview With Rio’s Dr. Rodrigo Brindeiro on Controlling Zika and the Olympics

05/18/16 - Don’t Move the Olympics, Protest Them

05/12/16 - Dispatch From Rio: An Interview With the Activist Behind the ‘Olympic Anti-Souvenir Shop’

05/11/16 - Dispatch From Rio: The Muted Olympic Hype Is Deafening

05/06/16 - Are Brazil’s Corruption Scandals Finally Hitting the Olympics?

05/03/16 - NFL Player Stands Up to Rape and Gives a Lesson in Consent

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

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

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

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