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Dave Zirin

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Dave Zirin is the host of the popular Edge of Sports podcast and sports editor of The Nation. His latest book is Jim Brown: Last Man Standing (Blue Rider Press).

Everywhere the Games nest—particularly the grander and more costly Summer Games—they bring a plague of debt, displacement, and hyper-militarization. Read more

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When a beloved soccer coach faced deportation, his community rallied. Read more

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West is now the new chief operating officer of the Historical Basketball League, which has the audacious vision of actually paying college players for their labor. Read more

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Enes Kanter, of the Knicks, fears assassination by the Turkey government for his opposition to its dictator. Read more

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How did the rightwing authoritarian Bolsonaro claw his way to power? Read more

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Over the last six years, LeBron has carved out a legacy for himself as someone unafraid to use his platform to speak out about racism and police violence. Read more

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Peter Norman stood in solidarity as a white man against racism and is finally being recognized by the Australian Olympic Committee. Read more

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February is Black History Month; 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of 1968, a sacred year for activist athletes. Read more

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Keith Allison

Like a clear note breaking through the cacophony, the message has broken through. Read more

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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. Read more

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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." Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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Bryan Horowitz

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

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