Category: Sports

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Noam Chomsky: Super Bowl Special & Cam Newton: The Bridge to Somewhere

Noam Chomsky talks about the gladiatorial spectacle before us, re-lives his early love affair with baseball, talks about the phenomena of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, and his Super Bowl pick

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Dave Zirin: Brazil in Peril: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Zika Virus

The legacy of the 2016 Brazil Olympics could be the spreading of the Zika virus across the hemisphere’s most vulnerable populations

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Dave Zirin: How Black Football Players at University of Missouri Changed the Game on Racism

“The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere'”

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Dave Zirin: Why Does Anybody Play Football Anymore?

Football has never been more popular. And it has never felt less like a game.

Kim Katrin Milan: Serena & Venus: Creating Mirrors

Serena and Venus reflect back entirely new possibilities for the future of sports and of black girls

Jere Longman: High School Football Inc.

The latest experiment in prep football is taking root

Adam Talbot: Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight

In the run-up to the Rio Olympics people have been forced from their homes and killed in the streets, while the environment has been permanently damaged

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Dave Zirin: Serena Williams Is Today’s Muhammad Ali

After her Wimbledon victory, Serena Williams was asked which athlete she admired the most. She said that it was Muhammad Ali. Not for his boxing but for “what he stood for” outside the ring

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Justin Podur: Israel’s Battles in Sports, Law and Science

Only when people start thinking of Palestinians as human beings deserving of rights will a just resolution of the conflict with equal rights for everyone be possible

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Preeti Kaur: Baku 2015: The Censored Games

Do large international sports events exacerbate repression? In Azerbaijan, unequivocally, they do.

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