Archive

06/08/21 - The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril

Staging the Olympics amid a state of emergency and a coronavirus upsurge has led top officials to question whether they should happen at all.

06/02/21 - Naomi Osaka and the Growing Backlash Against Athletes Who Dare to Speak Out

Fan violence in the NBA and the French Open crackdown on Naomi Osaka have something glaring in common: the reassertion of power over outspoken Black athletes.

05/26/21 - New York Needs Trae Young

After the year from hell, New York City awakens to jeer their very own basketball villain.

05/21/21 - Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend

05/20/21 - Kyrie Irving’s Comments on Palestine Are a Big Deal

05/13/21 - The IOC Is Now Daring Olympic Athletes to Protest

05/06/21 - Sports Unions Come Together to Fight for the PRO Act

04/30/21 - Voices Are Raised Against the NBA Launching Its New African League in Rwanda

04/21/21 - The Tokyo Olympics Are in Trouble

04/12/21 - MLB, NBA, and NHL Games Are Canceled in the Twin Cities

04/09/21 - The Last Time People Tried to Get Baseball to Move the All-Star Game

04/06/21 - Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0

03/31/21 - Will MLB Celebrate Jackie Robinson While Holding Its All-Star Game In Georgia?

03/26/21 - The Olympic Battle for Echo Park

03/24/21 - Appreciating the Legend of Elgin Baylor

03/18/21 - Will the NFL Survive the New Science of Brain Damage?

03/12/21 - So What the Hell Is Race Norming?

03/03/21 - Kelly Loeffler Just Lost Her WNBA Team to a Player She Refused to Meet

02/25/21 - Welcome to the Real March Madness

02/19/21 - When Rush Limbaugh Was Too Racist for The NFL

02/11/21 - Why Did Mark Cuban Fold?

02/08/21 - The Super Bowl’s Woke Capitalism

02/04/21 - The Unbearable Emptiness of Tom Brady

02/01/21 - Will the ‘Tokyo Olympics’ Further Wreck Florida?

01/23/21 - He Had a Hammer: Henry Aaron Presente

01/21/21 - Kyrie Irving Does Not Have to Be Who You Want Him to Be

01/14/21 - Klete Keller: From Gold Medalist to Capitol Insurrectionist

01/13/21 - In a Shocker, Bill Belichick Spurns Trump’s Medal of Freedom

01/07/21 - WNBA Players Just Showed Their Political Power

01/05/21 - A Women’s Boxing Team Grows in Gaza

12/29/20 - 2020: The Year Sports Should Have Stopped

12/23/20 - The USOPC Defends Olympic Athletes’ Right To Protest

12/15/20 - Why the Cleveland Indians Will Change Their Name

12/09/20 - English Soccer Players Take a Knee

12/07/20 - ‘Sports Illustrated’ Chose the Wrong Activist Athletes

12/03/20 - The Baltimore Ravens’ Cautionary Covid Tale

11/30/20 - The Politics of Maradona’s Iconic ‘Hand of God’ Goal

11/25/20 - Diego Maradona: Comrade of the Global South

11/23/20 - The Olympic Machine Meets With Protest in Tokyo

11/18/20 - Colin Kaepernick Speaks Out for Mumia Abu-Jamal

11/13/20 - Tweaking the NFL’s Rooney Rule Is Not Enough

11/11/20 - Who Will Be the Marcus Rashford of the USA?

11/05/20 - Athletes Are No Substitute for a Functioning Government

10/31/20 - College Football’s Great Defender Has Covid-19

10/28/20 - Covid Takes Center Stage at the World Series

10/23/20 - Betsy DeVos Attacks Trans Athletes Again

10/21/20 - Military Flyovers at NFL Games Are Ridiculous

10/16/20 - NBA Bubble Postmortem

10/12/20 - If the NBA Stands for Racial Justice, What About Tom Gores?

10/07/20 - The NFL Season Could Be Facing a Covid Collapse

09/30/20 - Making Black Lives Matter On and Off the Diamond

09/25/20 - On Louisville, Breonna Taylor, and Muhammad Ali

09/23/20 - Why LeBron James Scares the Racist Right

09/21/20 - Taking a Knee in Alabama

09/18/20 - Maya Moore and Jonathan Irons: More Than a Love Story

09/14/20 - We’ve Entered the Era of ‘Branding for Black Lives’

09/11/20 - The ‘Disposable Populations’ of Sports

09/08/20 - A New Study Exposes Just How Racist College Sports Have Become

09/03/20 - The NFL Is Desperately Trying to Avoid a Players’ Strike

08/31/20 - The Sports Strikes Against Racism Have Not Been Coopted

08/27/20 - Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is

08/26/20 - The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers Strike for Racial Justice

08/26/20 - Masai Ujiri and Police Who Live Above the Law

08/18/20 - College Football Should Be Totally Shut Down, Even if It Hurts

08/12/20 - Republicans Suddenly Have a Passion for College Football

08/07/20 - The NCAA Finally Faces a Reckoning

08/03/20 - Should the World Boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

07/27/20 - WNBA Players—Again—Show the Meaning of Radical Dissent

07/20/20 - Michael Bennett Thinks the NFL Is Starting to Wake Up

07/16/20 - Anti-Semitic Comments by Athletes Demand a Better Response

07/10/20 - Athletes Are Fighting the Olympic Ban on Protests

07/06/20 - Is Dan Snyder Really Changing the Washington Team’s Name?

07/02/20 - Maya Moore for the Win

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

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

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

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