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The belief was that with Colin Kaepernick flagrantly blackballed by the league for his political views, other players would get the message to just “shut up and play.” The truth has turned out to be far different. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:49 PM Magazine

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Mark Fiore

Full-contact anthem singing! more

Oct 2, 2017 12:44 PM Multimedia

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It's an ode to war, written by a slaveowner and set to the tune of a drinking song, that was used to drum up support for World War I. more

Sep 25, 2017 6:46 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Berkman, crusader against “tolerance,” is a right-wing evangelical Christian. What’s gob smacking, is that the St. Louis Cardinals organization is giving him a platform to spew his rhetoric on its “Christian Day." more

Jul 21, 2017 6:00 PM Magazine

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Warning signs for abusive relationships can be hard to spot—they start off small, happen in private, and troubling behavior is often dismissed. And that's why leadership like this is so important. more

Apr 25, 2017 9:35 PM Dispatches

Where are the calls for equal pay, equal respect, and, most pointedly, equal coverage emanating from the world of women’s athletics? The answer is complicated. more

Mar 25, 2017 4:07 PM Magazine

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In mid-February, eleven NFL players were expected to be a part of a delegation to Israel. Only five showed up. Why this happened is worth understanding. more

Mar 25, 2017 3:54 PM Magazine

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Keith Allison

Why are basketball stars some of the most politically outspoken players in sports? It’s a global sport with a young audience, made of athletes with shared experiences of discrimination. more

Mar 2, 2017 3:48 PM Dispatches

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Bryan Horowitz

Behind the ruinous management of the New York Knicks, a family connection with tragic consequences. more

Feb 20, 2017 4:59 PM Dispatches

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Though he was far from the game, the President’s influence was palpable in many different ways. more

Feb 6, 2017 10:04 AM Dispatches

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Mike Morbeck

All too rare is the sporting event that qualifies as a great work of art. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:22 PM Dispatches

To get an idea of how twisted Trump’s cabinet nominees are, try thinking this through in the world of sports. more

Dec 13, 2016 9:34 PM Dispatches

Taking a stand against sexual violence, DeAndre Levy is virtually alone among male athletes. But it doesn’t have to be that way. more

Dec 5, 2016 7:07 PM Magazine

The real loser this year is the mascot, and it’s time to bury him forever. more

Nov 3, 2016 3:10 PM Dispatches

Image by Seatacular Colin Kaepernick changed both the sports world and the real world in August when he refused to stand for the national anthem and said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black p... more

Nov 2, 2016 4:43 PM Magazine

The rebellion didn’t stop with the football team. more

Oct 18, 2016 1:37 PM Public School Shakedown

It depends on your metric. more

Oct 9, 2016 9:34 PM Magazine

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