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
A personal journey reveals how anger and fear fuelled the Ebola crisis that ravaged West Africa.
A look at the information wars waged by Israel and its supporters to win the hearts and minds of the American people.
Media, War & Conflict, Israel
Media and the politics of representation in Latin America, from the 'perfect Latin American' to the 'authentic' one.
Media, Politics, Latin America
We analyse how populist far-right movements are challenging the promise of an integrated union.