It is incredibly ugly that owners such as Donald Sterling can latch themselves onto the games we enjoy and wreak so much social havoc.
On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.
Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.
On June 20, 1967, boxing champion and Olympic gold medal winner Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.
Corporatization of the coming Olympic games in London is under attack from all corners of the world.
Some doubt the fortune-cookie ice cream is really a problem, but others say it reflects how little most Americans know about Asian Americans.
It seems too many "clever" media and advertisers think the way to respond to Asian Americans is with a joke, an ethnic stereotype or a plain old slur.
Several hundred members of Unite Here marched, chanted slogans and rallied in support of the food service workers, without a new contract for months.
There is no escaping the charges Joe Paterno, his staff and his superiors including the entire Penn State University Board of Trustees should face.
In an important new article, historian Taylor Branch argues that the very structure of college sports is based on student-athletes that generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies but in return they're left earning nothing for themselves.