After 74 people were killed in a riot in Port Said, football fans have united in the face of police inaction.
16 Feb 2012 06:12 GMT | Egypt, Israel
More than just a football star, Socrates was also a fearless dissenter against Brazil's military dictatorship.
14 Dec 2011 13:12 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Brazil, Spain, United States
The end of the NBA lockout has left fans disappointed over the delay and the money sharing of the 1 per cent.
29 Nov 2011 15:03 GMT
Sympathies for Joe Paterno, former Penn State coach, are blinded by the real issue of overlooking child abuse.
Dave Zirin | 22 Nov 2011 11:18 GMT
An assistant football coach at Penn State has been charged with child rape, but higher-ups looked the other way.
Dave Zirin | 10 Nov 2011 13:04 GMT
The strong political statement that was made on Mexico's Olympic Games podium is still relevant today.
Dave Zirin | 30 Sep 2011 11:40 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Rhodesia, South Africa
Intense public interest proves there is a market for women's sports beyond the sometimes raunchy magazine spreads.
Dave Zirin | 18 Jul 2011 13:41 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Brazil, Japan, United States
A tribute to American footballer John Mackey, who fought for the rights of players as individuals - not commodities.
Dave Zirin | 16 Jul 2011 10:42 GMT
The Dodgers team has a long, iconic history in America - making it hard for fans to accept the fact they are bankrupt.
Dave Zirin | 29 Jun 2011 13:24 GMT | US & Canada, Jamaica, Malaysia, United States
On June 20, 1967, the great Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston for refusing induction in the US armed forces.
Dave Zirin | 21 Jun 2011 13:50 GMT | Muhammad Ali, US & Canada, Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana
Only in a world so upside down could the "Beautiful Game" be used as an instrument of Islamophobia.
Dave Zirin | 09 Jun 2011 11:52 GMT | US & Canada, Jordan, United States
After an EU referendum campaign replete with racism and fear, we examine the British media's impact on the result.
Media, Brexit consequences, United Kingdom
We challenge Malaysia's former prime minister, and also debate Ethiopia's treatment of the Oromo people.
A small organisation is tackling a deadly epidemic of chronic disease among El Salvador's sugarcane workers.
Health, El Salvador, Gang violence
Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on documenting Indonesia's killings of 1965 through the eyes of perpetrators and victims.
Indonesia, Crimes against humanity, Genocide