Archive

06/30/20 - Athletes Are Taking Their Solidarity to the Streets

A new factor in these protests for Black lives has been the presence of athletes in the marches.

06/25/20 - Racist IOC President Avery Brundage Loses His Place of Honor

The decision to remove his bust from the San Francisco Asian Art Museum was long overdue.

06/22/20 - Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s Only Black Driver, Is Threatened With a Noose

This is not a prank and it’s not a game. NASCAR needs to be prepared to defend Wallace from violence.

06/18/20 - It’s Time for Roger Goodell to Change the Name of the Washington Football Team

06/16/20 - NBA Players Face the Question: To Boycott or Not to Boycott

06/11/20 - Why NASCAR’s New Ban on the Confederate Flag Is Such a Big Deal

06/09/20 - It’s Time for White NFL Players to Take the Knee

06/03/20 - Olympian Gwen Berry to the USOC: ‘Where’s My Apology?’

06/01/20 - Gregg Popovich: ‘The System Has to Change’

05/28/20 - The Critical Role of Athletes in Fighting White Blindness

05/27/20 - Would a 2020 NBA Champion Ever Be Seen as Legitimate?

05/22/20 - Shut Up and Play, or Shut Up and Die?

05/18/20 - Michael Jordan: Alone

05/15/20 - Baseball’s Plan to Reopen Is All Risk for the Players

05/13/20 - Michael Jordan and the Tragedy of the Bully

05/07/20 - The NFL Is Now Part of Trump’s Reelection Project

05/06/20 - Michael Jordan Is the Antihero of Our Times

04/29/20 - Olympic Workers of the World Unite!

04/27/20 - The NCAA Is Poised to Allow Players to Benefit From Their Labor

04/22/20 - The Unfortunate Ugliness of ‘The Last Dance’

04/17/20 - Trump’s Sports Advisers Represent the Worst of the Sports World

04/14/20 - WWE’s Reckless Approach to Covid-19

04/08/20 - The Plans to Bring Sports Back Are Truly Dystopian

04/06/20 - Trump’s Call to Sports Commissioners Shows Everything Wrong With Our Pandemic Response

04/01/20 - A Bribery Scandal Hits the ‘2020’ Tokyo Olympics

03/27/20 - Athlete Activists Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

03/24/20 - The 2020 Games Are Postponed, but Should the Olympics Even Happen at All Anymore?

03/23/20 - The Olympics Teeter on the Brink

03/21/20 - Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp Shines Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

03/18/20 - Why Haven’t the Olympics Been Canceled Yet?

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

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

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

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