Dave Zirin

Dave Zirin

Egypt

How a tragic football riot may have revived the Egyptian revolution

After 74 people were killed in a riot in Port Said, football fans have united in the face of police inaction.

How a tragic football riot may have revived the Egyptian revolution

US & Canada

The death of Socrates: celebrating a legend

More than just a football star, Socrates was also a fearless dissenter against Brazil's military dictatorship.

The death of Socrates: celebrating a legend

Opinion

NBA lockout ends, players get played

The end of the NBA lockout has left fans disappointed over the delay and the money sharing of the 1 per cent.

NBA lockout ends, players get played

Opinion

The world Joe Pa made

Sympathies for Joe Paterno, former Penn State coach, are blinded by the real issue of overlooking child abuse.

The world Joe Pa made

Opinion

Joe Pa and the sick logic of college football

An assistant football coach at Penn State has been charged with child rape, but higher-ups looked the other way.

Joe Pa and the sick logic of college football

US & Canada

Why John Carlos and Tommie Smith still matter

The strong political statement that was made on Mexico's Olympic Games podium is still relevant today.

Why John Carlos and Tommie Smith still matter

US & Canada

Athletic excellence at the Women's World Cup

Intense public interest proves there is a market for women's sports beyond the sometimes raunchy magazine spreads.

Athletic excellence at the Women's World Cup

Opinion

John Mackey: The death of a sporting legend

A tribute to American footballer John Mackey, who fought for the rights of players as individuals - not commodities.

John Mackey: The death of a sporting legend

US & Canada

Dodgers' bankruptcy reveals much about the US

The Dodgers team has a long, iconic history in America - making it hard for fans to accept the fact they are bankrupt.

Dodgers' bankruptcy reveals much about the US

Muhammad Ali

When Muhammad Ali took the real heavy weight

On June 20, 1967, the great Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston for refusing induction in the US armed forces.

When Muhammad Ali took the real heavy weight

US & Canada

Iran's women footballers: Let them play

Only in a world so upside down could the "Beautiful Game" be used as an instrument of Islamophobia.

Iran's women footballers: Let them play

Latin America

Brazil's disappearing favelas

Infrastructure demanded by the sporting world's most powerful corporate interests render families homeless in Brazil.

Brazil's disappearing favelas