By Travis Waldron on February 10, 2014
Most NFL players were supportive of defensive end Michael Sam, who came out as gay Sunday.
By Travis Waldron on February 9, 2014
Sam, who played football at the University of Missouri, is projected as a third-round pick in May's NFL Draft.
Marcus Smart shouldn't have reacted to alleged racial abuse by shoving a Texas Tech fan. But his reaction isn't the biggest problem with the incident.
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By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee on February 7, 2014
Many Central Asian migrant workers who transformed Sochi, Russia from a small resort town into a lavish, international winter sports hub were underpaid and sometimes even deported.
By Zack Ford on February 7, 2014
With all eyes on the enforcement of Russia's law banning "gay propaganda," here are some of the people attending the Winter Olympics who might well violate it.
By Hayes Brown on February 7, 2014
As the world turns its eyes to the Winter Olympics, here are some of the issues causing a less than warm relationship between Washington and Moscow.
By Travis Waldron on February 7, 2014
It seems likely that activists will protest Russia's anti-gay law and other human rights abuses during the Sochi Olympics. The question is whether those protests will have the intended effect.
By Billy Flanagan on February 7, 2014
With so many issues around human rights and security in Sochi, it's hard to focus on the actual sports. But here are 10 stories to follow.
By Adam Peck on February 6, 2014
Russian surveillance of journalists covering the Olympics reaches a new, creepy level.
By Travis Waldron on February 6, 2014
Salon's Alex Pareene suggests fixing permanent hosts for the Olympics and Super Bowl. I like that plan, but with a few tweaks.