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NBA Players Face the Question: To Boycott or Not to Boycott

Dave Zirin The Nation
A debate heats up among NBA players over whether to return to the court amid nationwide protests against racist violence. Many players feel the issues of racial justice and stopping police violence are pressing, now is not the time for pro basketball

All We Have Is Each Other – Of Crime and Sports

Gary Phillips The Stansbury Forum
Yeah, these bastards plan to shoot eightball while we perish. Certainly these bunkers must come with vaults for the fat cats to put their cash and jewels in what with banks failing as civilization collapses.

Circus Science

Susan Salaz Lady Science
Physics is what powers the beautiful circus machine, even if the audience is completely oblivious.

Can Deadspin Live Again as a Worker-Owned Website?

Ari Paul Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
The question about the former Deadspin workers isn’t just what’s next for them; it’s also about what’s next for us, the media consumers who need their voices so badly

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How the Worst Values of Sports Are Taking Over America

Robert Lipsyte Tom Dispatch
Say one thing about the world of sports: in some fashion, it invariably reflects developments in the larger world. It hardly matters whether the subject is war or inequality. Take a knee for a moment and think about that or, of Donald Trump....
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