Mon June 27, 2011

LA Dodgers File For Bankruptcy

The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Major League Baseball recently nixed a TV deal for the Dodgers that team owner Frank McCourt said would provide financial stability for the team. The bankruptcy filing appears to be a last ditch effort by McCourt to keep baseball from seizing the Dodgers — one of the most storied teams in sports.

Owner: MLB Forced Us To This Point

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Thu June 9, 2011

The Nation: A Marriage Of Sports And Politics

Originally published on Thu June 9, 2011 8:32 am

Members of the Iranian women's football team wear the traditional hijab as part of their uniform in 2007. On Sunday, FIFA disqualified the Iranian team from the Olympic qualifier stating uniform violations.
Mohammad Abu Ghosh AP

Named of UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Dave Zirin is the sports editor for The Nation magazine.

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Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

New FIFA VP Seeks Discussion On Hijab Disqualification

Last Friday, the Iranian women's soccer team got some pretty disheartening news in their quest to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Sat March 19, 2011

Branch Rickey: Breaking Baseball's Color Barrier



To baseball now. Jimmy Breslin, the great New York columnist, has written a new Penguin Lives biography of Branch Rickey, the great general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was the man who invented the minor league system, coined bromides like: Luck is the residue of design, and made American - not just sports history - by signing Jackie Robinson and integrating the game of baseball.

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