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Five Reasons Why I Refuse to Watch the World Cup

Soccer (or football, as the rest of the world refers to it) is the most popular sport globally. But can you love the game while hating the World Cup?

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Redskins Trademark

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Redskins Run In to Trademark Trouble in Clash Over Name Change

Those making the case that it’s high time the Washington Redskins changed their name got a boost Wednesday from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which decided to cancel half a dozen federal trademark registrations owned by the NFL team.

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Native Americans Force Sports Fans to Think About Racism

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of Northern California paid a “substantial” amount of money to air a one-minute version of this ad in seven major American cities during the NBA Finals. It is compelling, persuasive and powerful.

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The People’s Game Part One: When Soccer Conquered the World

The first in a three-part series examines the history of international soccer as it informs the World Cup, which begins Thursday.

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NFL Draft

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STL Rams

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The Sterlings

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NCAA Profits

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Football Rape

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BigU Football

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Derogatory Monikers

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NCAA

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Ruling: Student Athletes Are Employees, Can Join Union

Northwestern University football players have asked for the right to join a union, and Wednesday the Chicago region of the National Labor Relations Board decided they could.

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R-Word

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The NFL Proves Why America Needs to Update Its Civil Rights Laws

If ever there was a perfect example of how employment discrimination against gay people operates on a day-to-day basis—and why Congress needs to outlaw such discrimination—the National Football League just provided it.

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Openly Gay Football Player Michael Sam Gets a Standing Ovation From Missouri Fans

At halftime during a basketball game Saturday, Mizzou students and spectators gave a rousing ovation to their star footballer Michael Sam, who is widely expected to become the first openly gay NFL player when he is inevitably drafted in May.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Michael Sam

The NFL hopeful could be another nail in the coffin of sexual hate in professional sports.

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Out of the Closet

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Breaking NFL Barriers

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Will the NFL Make Way for Its First Openly Gay Player?

University of Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam is set to be picked in the early rounds of the National Football League’s May draft. But is the league, known for its “machismo and violence,” ready for an involuntary change in image?

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College Athletes Hope to Find Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

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College Athletes Look for Power in a Union

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Student athletes want more than scholarships for their billion dollar labor, Dr. Jill Stein and Aura Bogado respond to the State of the Union, why the Costco model beats the Walmart model, and arguably the most powerful progressive in the House retires.

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Appropriate Name

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Truthdigger of the Week: Chris Kluwe

The Minnesota Vikings punter was fired after he began speaking out in defense of the political rights of gays and lesbians during the 2012 NFL season.

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Incognito

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Redskin Fans

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Redskins Rationale

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Hail to the Washingtons

I’m a bit late to the topic, but the Washington, D.C., professional football team really ought to change its name.

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Washington Redskins

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Slap in the Face

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League of Denial

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Head Injuries

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World View of Obama and Putin

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Dirty Secret of Some Pro Sports Leagues: They’re Nonprofits

There’s a ripple of movement in Congress to strip nonprofit status from pro sports businesses such as the NFL and PGA, raising fresh questions about why taxpayers should support billion-dollar entertainment industries.

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Football Violence

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NFL

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You Must Watch Soccer

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Riley Cooper

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NFL Defends the ‘R-Word’

Responding to a plea from members of Congress to change the Washington Redskins’ bigoted name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote, “The name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.”

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College Stadium to Be Named After Private Prison Company

Florida Atlantic University’s new 30,000 seat football stadium will bear the name of its sponsor, GEO Group, the second-largest private prison operator in the U.S.

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Brendon Ayanbadejo and ‘The Other Team’

The Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens linebacker holds rank as LGBT hero-of the-moment. His postgame interview with CNN’s Don Lemon showcased his well-informed, well-spoken worldliness, as he declared equality for all, regardless of sexuality or gender expression. 

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Watch: Sandy Hook Chorus Performs With Jennifer Hudson at Super Bowl

“We have come to New Orleans to represent the Sandy Hook Family and the community of Newtown, Connecticut,” a statement from the school said. “Our wish is to demonstrate to America and the world that, ‘We are Sandy Hook and We Choose Love.’ ”

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Super Bowl

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Manti Te’o and Sports Media

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