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  • On this Day in 1938, Joe Louis and Max Schmeling Went to War

    Although his title fight with Joe Louis was treated as a symbol for both racial conflict and the looming battle between fascism and democracy, the German heavyweight was relieved to be dumped as a mascot of the Nazi party after a decisive loss to the African American champion.



  • A History of Soccer in Six Matches

    From the Hungary team that shattered England’s delusions to the club that came to define the sport, through Pelé and Johan Cruyff, here are six games that explain modern soccer.



  • The NBA's cowardice on China

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    "The NBA just threw Hong Kong under the bus, purely for the sake of the almighty dollar. And if that’s not outrageous, I don’t know what is."


  • God and the Gridiron Game

    by Paul Putz and Hunter Hampton

    America's obsession with football is nearly as old as the game itself.