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Colin Kaepernick Pledges $1 Million Toward Racial-Equality Efforts

After announcing earlier in September that he would give money to organizations committed to improving communities, the 49ers quarterback detailed his plans to ensure transparency in his donations.

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 READ MORE


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College Football: The Game Is Big Business

UCLA signed a 12-year, $280 million deal with sports apparel company Under Armour before the season began. It is the most lucrative apparel contract in sports history, but in the competitive world of endorsement deals, don’t expect the Bruins (head coach Jim Mora, pictured) to stay No. 1 for long.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE

Olympic Unity

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 ENLARGE

The Games

The first modern Olympics were held in 1896 in Athens, their ancestral homeland. The two-week festival hosted 241 white, male European athletes in such gentlemanly sports as fencing, shooting and swimming. Things have changed.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE

Zika Control

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 ENLARGE

A-Rod Leaves the Yankees

Posted on Aug 9, 2016 ENLARGE

Rio Torch

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 ENLARGE

Add Russia’s Olympic Doping Scandal to the Rich History of Cheating in Sports

Seeking an unfair advantage in sports did not originate in the former Soviet Union, but state-sanctioned cheating is much more common in communist or former communist countries.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE

Kevin Durant’s Exit From Oklahoma City Thunder Spotlights the Role of Whim in Sports

These people, treated with elevated deference by the media, are like overindulged children, stuck in adolescence, because they have never been obliged to make real-world decisions and live with real-world consequences.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE

The Unbreakable Bond of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell

The sportscaster and boxer were cut from the same cloth. While Cosell didn’t dodge punches like Ali, both men lived with unflinching integrity.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 READ MORE

Robert Scheer and Anthony Davis Discuss Football and Brain Trauma

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence” podcast, Truthdig’s editor in chief speaks with the former University of Southern California football player about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Float Like A Butterfly

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 ENLARGE

Report Finds Top NFL Officials Tried to Influence Government Funding on Football Brain Injury Study

The report, conducted by congressional investigators, reveals how the National Football League put pressure on the National Institutes of Health to take funds from an independent researcher and give it to the NFL’s committee on brain injuries. 

Posted on May 24, 2016 READ MORE

Samantha Bee Defends Seattle City Council Members From Trolls With a Hilarious Sports Clip (Video)

All of the women on Seattle’s City Council, including socialist Kshama Sawant, came under attack after voting against vacating part of a waterfront street to build a sports stadium that would have cost city-dwellers maritime jobs as well as a huge chunk of tax money.

Posted on May 17, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

From the Archives: Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview.

Posted on May 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Film Review: A Resolute ‘Race’ Through Jesse Owens’ Monumental Story

The movie paints in overly broad strokes, but it captures many of the facts about the history-making track athlete. It also offers a fine perspective on the racial politics of the 1930s and the burgeoning civil rights movement of that day.

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 READ MORE

The NBA Presents an Instant Rivalry for the Age of Hyper-Engagement

In the past, sports rivalries—notably in baseball—evolved and played out over decades. The rise of the NBA shows how much things have changed.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE

The Funeral

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 ENLARGE

VIDEO: John Oliver Exposes the Shady Dealings of Daily Fantasy Sports Websites

Daily fantasy sports companies keep trying to pretend that their sites don’t peddle gambling, but the “Last Week Tonight” host disagrees—hilariously.

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 READ MORE

Paying for Patriotism

The Pentagon shells out millions for sports leagues to “support the troops” with cheap stunts.

Posted on Nov 11, 2015 READ MORE

The Tackle

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 ENLARGE

Tom Brady

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 ENLARGE

Gov. Walker and the Democrats’ Dance: Shady Politics Behind the Milwaukee Bucks Arena (Updated)

UPDATE: Rich and powerful elements connected by a web of cozy extended relationships pushed for public subsidies for a new sports stadium. And on Tuesday, they scored.

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: John Oliver Reveals How Billionaire Sports Owners Use Your Tax Money to Build Absurd Stadiums

Many Americans have no idea that the ostentatious swimming pools and aquariums featured in some sports stadiums (not to mention the stadiums themselves) were constructed using public funds.

Posted on Jul 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

FIFA: No End to the Corruption

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner: “Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming,” he said. “The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall.”

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 READ MORE

Abdication of Blatter

Posted on Jun 2, 2015 ENLARGE


Posted on May 30, 2015 ENLARGE

Soccer Scandal

Posted on May 29, 2015 ENLARGE

Soccer Hooligans

Posted on May 28, 2015 ENLARGE


Posted on May 28, 2015 ENLARGE

Cheater Brady

Posted on May 8, 2015 ENLARGE

American Spirit /

For the Patriots, Without Apology

I never knew how much fun it was to be loyal to a hated outlaw sports team until the whole world came down on my dear New England Patriots.

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 READ MORE

Photo Works /

More Than 100 Gay Athletes Came Out in 2014

From amateurs to professionals to Olympians, 2014 was the year of the gay athlete.

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 READ MORE

Football Crack

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 ENLARGE

Gines Romero /

Lionel Messi: The Impossible Athlete

Lionel Messi is, without a doubt, one of the best footballers who has ever lived. According to Nate Silver’s blog, his abilities are unprecedented.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE

AP/Charlie Riedel

Does ESPN Have Room for Free Speech and ‘Monday Night Football’?

Popular sports commentator Bill Simmons was suspended by ESPN for violating editorial standards—or was it because he criticized the NFL, which happens to have a $15 billion contract with the network?

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 READ MORE

NFL Families

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 ENLARGE

NFL Women

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 ENLARGE

Dennis Kucinich: President Obama Has Trapped Himself With Bad Decisions

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dennis Kucinich and Robert Scheer discuss Syrian rebels. Also: With civility and style, Scotland shows the world how democracy is done. And Cyd Zeigler considers violence in the NFL.

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

It’s Hard to Be Cynical About Brave Scotland

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Scotland shows the world how it’s done, Dennis Kucinich and Robert Scheer discuss arming Syrian rebels, and Cyd Zeigler considers violence in the NFL.

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 READ MORE

Fantasy Felony

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Ray Rice Video

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 ENLARGE

Robert Scheer on Iraq War II

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Truthdig’s editor on IS, al-Qaida and another mess in Mesopotamia. Also: Bill Blum on beheadings, Deborah L. Rhode on the women’s movement and Sangamithra Iyer on vital vegans.

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 READ MORE

Robert Scheer on Iraq War II

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Truthdig’s editor on IS, al-Qaida and another mess in Mesopotamia. Also: Bill Blum on beheadings, Deborah L. Rhode on the women’s movement and Sangamithra Iyer on vital vegans.

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Sep 10, 2014 ENLARGE

Hillary Clinton’s Spat With NPR and the Looming Gay Trouble

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The perennial presidential favorite has difficulty dropping her anti-gay baggage, Michael Sam has a team, activists upstage the U.N. climate summit and a subprime car loan bubble gets fueled. Plus: Who are the Net neutrality 1 percenters?

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 READ MORE

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