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Dave Zirin

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Named one of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Dave Zirin is a columnist for The Progressive magazine. He also writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine. He is author of the acclaimed Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down (The New Press) which Christine Brennan of USA Today called "the perfect book for our time in sports." Sports Illustrated called the book "provocative," writing, "It will make you think about what we're really seeing when we watch the games we love."

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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. more

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February is Black History Month; 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of 1968, a sacred year for activist athletes. Tyus was a star on the Olympic world stage, a time when women weren’t supposed to be athletes, and black people were treated second class. more

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Keith Allison

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

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Bryan Horowitz

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

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

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

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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

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It depends on your metric. more

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One of the more compelling and combustible storylines as the 2016 season prepares to kick off. more

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Rio suffers from serious problems, the very features, I would argue, that made it so attractive to the International Olympic Committee. more

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Why is a habit that causes cancer, death, and brutal withdrawal systems so uniquely entrenched in Major League baseball? more

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Why does America's "National Pastime" normalize such a harmful habit? more

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