Archive

09/21/20 - Taking a Knee in Alabama

Alabama soccer player Taylor Morgan kneeled during the anthem, and then issued a blistering response to those who would attack her.

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

The basketball superstar announced her marriage to a man she helped free from prison. But there is a sobering lesson beneath this feel-good story.

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

Amid NFL-approved statements against racism, players fought to have a real message heard—and in another sport, a hero emerged.

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

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