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

The Olympics are over, but they have set the stage for a wider social conflict over the future of the city.

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

He seems to believe in the old imperial axiom that “there is no sin below the equator.”

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

Vila Autódromo may have suffered mass displacement for the Olympic Games, but they have survived and emerged as a symbol that you can fight Rio’s City Hall and win.

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

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