Dear Alyssa Milano: If You Want to Stand With Native Women, Please Stop Selling Racist Clothes
You say you stand with victims. So why are you selling Redskins merchandise?
Viewfinder: Football Fans Clash With French Police
Tear gas envelops Marseille football supporters during clashes with French security officials on a street in Marseille, France, on October 25th, 2018, ahead of a match with Italian club Lazio.
The Secret Betrayal That Sealed Nike's Special Influence Over the University of Oregon
University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer needed money to save his school. Alum and Nike chief executive Phil Knight was happy to help. But after Frohnmayer made a key mistake, Knight exacted a brutal punishment.
Passionate Sports Fans Are More Likely to Endorse Right-Wing Policies
The outliers are basketball aficionados, who tend to lean leftward.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a feature inside the California Native Plant Society's efforts to save endangered plant species and turn California into a zero-extinction state to an interview with a historian about the fate of ABC's hit Roseanne.
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When Does Youth Football Go From National Pastime to Public-Health Problem?
It seems the earlier the body plays, the earlier the brain pays.
There's a Strong Case for Boycotting the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is in Minneapolis this year. But is the sporting spectacle actually any good for the city? And is the game any good for the country?
Trump's War on the NFL Reveals the True Meaning of His Law and Order Presidency
It seems Trump has staked his entire political identity on his role not just as a strong commander-in-chief, but also a culture warrior eager to rebuff the rising tides of liberalism and multiculturalism.
Finally, the NFL Offers to Take a Serious Look at Weed Research
The league is softening its stance on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. Research shows why that might be a good thing.
A New Study Provides Further Evidence That Football Can Cause Brain Damage
Scientists looked at the brains of 111 former NFL players. All but one had chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Is the NFL Making Progress in Concussion Protocols?
Has heightened public attention generated results?
Does the University of Southern California's Ex-Coach Have a Case?
Former football coach Steve Sarkisian is suing the university over discrimination. Is there any merit to his claims?
Was Benching Johnny Manziel an Act of Discrimination?
The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination against alcoholics. What to make, then, of the Browns quarterback's recent demotion?
How Sports Economics Aided the University of Missouri Protest
Could the possibility of a Tigers strike have expedited Timothy Wolfe's resignation?
Adrian Robinson Jr. and the NFL's Multifaceted Concussion Problem
The science behind football brain injuries.