The Qatar World Cup and Broad Drawing Conclusions From Unique Events

Sports fans enjoy watching sports. How much does politics impact that?

SXSW Latest Victim of Coronavirus

Conferences, sporting events, and even school has been canceled to avoid spreading the pandemic.

Anti-Doping Agency Bars Russia From International Sports

Russia has been barred from the 2020 and 2022 Olympics as well as other international sporting events due to widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs.

U.S. Women’s Team World Cup Win Renews Fight Over ‘Pay Equity’

The victory of the U.S. Women’s team in the World Cup has renewed a long-standing argument over pay equity, but the issue is far more complicated than it seems.

US-Canada-Mexico Win World Cup 2026 Bid

The North American delegation has won the right to lose a whole lot of money putting on a soccer tournament.

Most Dominant Athletes of the Last 20 Years

ESPN the Magazine has broken out the slide rule to rank the top athletes during its first two decades.

UK Retaliates for Russian Nerve Agent Attack

Theresa May has expelled 23 Russian diplomats and convened the North Atlantic Council.

Leaked Documents Reveal International Web Of Hidden Assets, Secret Bank Accounts

A treasure trove of documents from a law firm in Panama could prove problematic for a large group of international leaders.

Women’s World Cup Pay Disparity Is Due To The Marketplace, Not Discrimination

The winners of the Women’s World Cup will get paid far less than the men that played last year, but that’s not because of sexism.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Resigns As The Vultures Circle

FIFA’s President surprised everyone today by resigning, but he’s likely to stay in power for as long as another ten months.

Justice Department Indicts Top FIFA Officials In Corruption And Bribery Scandal

Several of the top representatives of soccer’s governing body have been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in New York.

Sports Leagues File Suit To Stop Sports Gambling In New Jersey

All of the major sports leagues are trying to stop New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. They should not be allowed to succeed.

Qatar Won’t Host World Cup, Says FIFA Official

A member of FIFA’s inner circle says Qatar won’t be hosting the 2022 World Cup after all.

2022 FIFA World Cup Hit With Bribery Allegations

More problems for the planned 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Brazilian Protesters Turn Their Anger Toward Soccer

Even the national sport is arousing the anger of the protesters in Brazil.

Soccer Needs Instant Replay

The federation governing international soccer joins a long list of international institutions — NATO, the G-8, the UN Security Council, and the EU come readily to mind — that need to be brought into the 21st century.