Archive

03/17/20 - ‘We Will Get Our Sports Back When We Deserve To’: A Q&A With Dr. Adia Benton

The leading anthropologist, academic, and analyst of sports and disease offers an unsparing assessment of the sports world’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

03/15/20 - Billionaire NBA Owners Have an Obligation to Help Suffering Arena Workers—Now

It’s unconscionable that half the teams are still dragging their feet.


03/12/20 - The NBA’s Coronavirus Cancellation and the Workers Left Behind

The season had to be put on hold, but the economic repercussions must be addressed.

03/11/20 - Maya Moore Saves a Life

03/06/20 - The Coronavirus Is Coming for Professional Sports

03/04/20 - The Coronavirus Exposes Why the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Should Be Canceled

02/28/20 - Athletes Take a Knee Against Israel’s Occupation

02/27/20 - NFL Bosses Want Their 17th Game

02/24/20 - Mask Off: The 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team Has Long Been a Symbol of Reaction

02/20/20 - Donald Trump Is the Ugly Face of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

02/18/20 - In Connecticut, Do Transgender Women Have the Right to Play?

02/13/20 - Dwyane Wade’s Love for His Daughter Is an Act of Resistance

02/07/20 - Pete Rose Thinks He Has a Chance at the Hall of Fame

02/04/20 - This Year’s Super Bowl Was Blatantly Propagandistic

01/31/20 - The Super Bowl Is a Grift of Epic Proportions

01/29/20 - Tennis Legends Protest at the Australian Open

01/26/20 - Remembering Kobe Bryant

01/24/20 - NFL Player Justin Jackson: ‘40 Years of Neoliberalism Has Brought Our Country to the Brink’

01/17/20 - The Australian Open Is the Tip of a Melting Iceberg

01/14/20 - John Carlos Responds to the New Olympics Ban on Political Protest

01/10/20 - Why Are There So Few Black Coaches in the NFL? It’s the Racism, Stupid.

01/07/20 - Can Sports Be a Site of War Resistance?

01/02/20 - The Towering, Complicated Legacy of David Stern

12/20/19 - The Athletes Who Fought Back in 2019

12/17/19 - MAGA MMA Fighter Makes a Titanic Error by Taunting His Immigrant Opponent

12/03/19 - High School Football Players Took a Knee Before a Game, and Opposing ‘Fans’ Threw Trash at Them

11/25/19 - Harvard and Yale Students Storm the Field for Fossil Fuel Divestment

11/18/19 - Colin Kaepernick Refused to Bend to Roger Goodell’s Will

11/12/19 - The Firing of Don Cherry Marks the End of an Era

11/05/19 - The Nationals’ Discordant White House Celebration

10/31/19 - The Journalists of ‘Deadspin’ Refused to Bow Down

10/30/19 - The NCAA Announcement Isn’t Quite What It Seems

10/25/19 - The Astros Fire Brandon Taubman, but the Real Problem Remains

10/22/19 - The Houston Astros Don’t Care About Domestic Violence

10/15/19 - LeBron James’s Politics Stop at the Water’s Edge

10/14/19 - Where in the World Is Daryl Morey?

10/10/19 - Trump Attacks NBA Coaches Over China

10/08/19 - The NBA Is Only ‘Woke’ When It’s Profitable

10/04/19 - The ‘Sports Illustrated’ Layoffs Are What Happen When We’re Ruled by Vampires

09/30/19 - California Will Let NCAA Athletes Get Paid for Their Labor

09/26/19 - Israel Canceled the FIFA Palestine Cup for No Apparent Reason

09/23/19 - An Ugly End to the Antonio Brown Saga

09/18/19 - NFL Teams Are Desperate for Quarterbacks—but Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned

09/16/19 - Tim Tebow’s Privileged Defense of the NCAA’s Exploitation

09/11/19 - Rape Accusations Could Finish Antonio Brown

09/09/19 - Like It or Not, Antonio Brown Rewrote the Rules

09/06/19 - Soccer Becomes a Casualty of South Africa’s Violence

09/03/19 - Andrew Luck and the NFL’s Looming Crisis of Race and Class

08/26/19 - A Soccer Game Becomes an Anti-Fascist Demonstration in Portland

08/21/19 - NFL Bosses Are Already Weaponizing Jay-Z

08/19/19 - Jay-Z Isn’t a Sellout, He’s a Capitalist

08/09/19 - Kenny Stills Calls Out the Trumpian Hypocrisy of His NFL Boss

08/05/19 - A Soccer Player’s On-Field Message to Congress: ‘Do Something Now. End Gun Violence. Let’s Go!’

07/26/19 - In Tokyo, International Activists Demand ‘No Olympics Anywhere!’

07/25/19 - Is Fukushima Safe for the Olympics?

07/23/19 - These Women Have Lost Their Homes to the Olympics in Tokyo—Twice

07/22/19 - The 2020 Olympics Are Likely to Be a Disaster

07/18/19 - Is Tokyo Ready for the Olympic Juggernaut?

07/12/19 - A Q&A With the Late, Great Jim Bouton

07/10/19 - Megan Rapinoe and the USWNT Are the Heroes America Needed

07/08/19 - The World Cup Champion USWNT Showed America What True Patriotism Is

07/02/19 - Why No One Watches Baseball Anymore

06/27/19 - Megan Rapinoe’s Statement Echoes the Words of Muhammad Ali

06/25/19 - Masai Ujiri and ‘the Police Version of Events’

06/20/19 - The European Olympics’ Bad Romance

06/14/19 - Megan Rapinoe Is Right to Not Sing the Anthem

06/06/19 - Rosalie Fish Runs for the Murdered and Missing

05/31/19 - The Toronto Raptors Is a Team Worth Cheering For

05/24/19 - LeBron James’s Partnership With Walmart Sparks Criticism

05/23/19 - On the Passing of Former WWE ‘Diva’ and Whistle-Blower Ashley Massaro

05/16/19 - A Victory in the Case of Braeden Bradforth

05/09/19 - Red Sox Players Are Divided Over White House Visit

05/06/19 - In the Name of Puerto Rico: Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Will Not Be Going to the White House

05/02/19 - The Caster Semenya Ruling Is Nonsense

04/30/19 - Felipe Lopez and the Dominican Dream

04/27/19 - Nick Bosa and the NFL’s Double Standards

04/24/19 - Trump’s Fed Pick Stephen Moore Is Shockingly Sexist, Even for a Trump Nominee

04/19/19 - A Beloved Soccer Coach Faces Deportation Thanks to Trump’s Immigration Policies

04/17/19 - Tiger Woods Can’t Be Apolitical in the Age of Trump and Kaepernick

04/12/19 - Searching for Justice After the Death of Football Player Braeden Bradforth

04/09/19 - Kyle Korver Challenges Every White Athlete to Listen and Act

04/05/19 - San Jose State Will Build a Parking Structure on Hallowed Ground