Articles in Sports

The Arguments Against Trans Athletes Are Bigoted and Irrational

The latest “common sense” right-wing talking point is yet more transphobic prejudice.

The Socialist Case for Skiing

Skiing might seem like a rich person’s hobby, but it hasn’t always been like that—and it doesn’t have to stay that way.

The NCAA’s ‘Compromises’ on Paying Athletes Are Bullshit

The unpaid workers of college sports may soon get the right to earn money, but the NCAA will keep fighting to preserve a fundamentally unjust system.

James Harden and the Death of Heliocentrism

Catering to the whims of stars above all else doesn’t work—either in sports or society at large.

College Football’s Inept COVID Response Sparks a Revolt

College football is back, baby, with a spike in COVID cases and a new surge of activism from the NCAA’s unpaid athlete-laborers.

Sports on Strike

Don’t call it a boycott, and don’t underestimate the movement.

The NBA Returns Like a Mournful Fart

Basketball is back. Hooray?

Sadness and Basketball

From our November/December 2019 issue comes a story of love, grief, basketball, and ASS.

Sports and the Right

Examining the right-wing political assumptions that underpin our supposedly “apolitical” sports culture.

Antifascist Soccer Fans Are Refusing To “Stick To Sports”

Committed antifascists have organized to challenge Major League Soccer’s ban on “political speech”…

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