Archive

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

Athletes have used their platforms to amplify messages against police brutality and other forms of oppression—can they do the same for war?

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

The NBA Commissioner, who helmed the league for 30 years, has passed away, and his history demands serious examination.

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

For a taste of political resistance and victory, look no further than the world of sports.

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

04/04/19 - The International Olympic Committee Builds a New Headquarters After Leaving Rio Crippled by Debt

03/28/19 - The Trump Administration’s Ableist Cuts to the Special Olympics

03/20/19 - Mike Trout’s Mega Deal and Baseball’s Economic Rot

03/18/19 - US Women’s Soccer and the Fight for Pay Equity

03/13/19 - Could the Utah Jazz Be Turning a Corner?

03/07/19 - Does the NBA Have a Mental-Health Crisis on Its Hands?

03/05/19 - Transphobia’s New Target Is the World of Sports

02/25/19 - Martina Navratilova Is Expelled From an LGBTQ Advocacy Group Over Transphobia Accusations

02/20/19 - Will Maryland College Athletes Be Unionized?

02/15/19 - Colin Kaepernick Settles His Collusion Case With the NFL

02/14/19 - Wisconsin Republicans Literally Erased Colin Kaepernick From Black History Month

02/08/19 - Frank Robinson Was a Fearless Speaker of Truth

02/04/19 - The Only Super Bowl Tension Was Off the Field

01/31/19 - Roger Goodell Continues to Lie About Colin Kaepernick

01/29/19 - Protest Is Coming to Super Bowl LIII

01/23/19 - The Rams’ Stan Kroenke Represents the Worst of the NFL

01/18/19 - The Artistic Picket Line Surrounding the Super Bowl Halftime Show