Coronavirus Relief Funds Diverted to Pet Projects

Because of course it was.

Man Killed in Dispute Over Football Game

Disappointment turns to tragedy.

Cancelations Are Seldom Permanent

The weirdness of Internet outrage culture.

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.

The Russia-Right Wing Talking Point Cycle

How insidious talking points spread in the modern media environment.

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.

U.S Women Win Fourth Overall World Cup, Second In A Row

The U.S. Women’s National Team won their second consecutive World Cup, their fourth overall, in a 2-0 win over The Netherlands.

No Matter What Comes Out Of Helsinki, Putin Has Already Won

Even if all he gets out of the Helsinki Summit is a handshake and a photograph, Vladimir Putin has already won.

Trump And Putin To Meet In Helsinki July 16th

The Presidents of the United States and Russia will meet next month and there’s reason to worry about what Trump might give away.

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.

Why the UK Government Hasn’t Done More to Punish Russia

Theresa May’s government has not hit Russian oligarchs nearly as hard as they deserve because the UK benefits from turning a blind eye.

Russia Retaliates For British Retaliation, Kicking 23 British Diplomats Out

Not unexpectedly, Russia has retaliated for Great Britain’s retaliation for Russia’s apparent assassination attempt on British history.

UK Retaliates for Russian Nerve Agent Attack

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

Hijacking the National Anthem

Athletes are sitting out the Star Spangled Banner to air their grievances. Management is pushing back.

Summer Olympics Were Lowest Rated Since 2000

Despite being much more conveniently located for viewers in the United States, viewership for the just-concluded Olympics were the lowest they’ve been in sixteen years.

Twitter To Live Stream All Ten Thursday Night N.F.L. Games

All of next season’s Thursday Night N.F.L. games will be streamed live for free via Twitter.

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.

Third Democratic Debate Establishes That The Democratic Nomination Fight Is Over

If you were looking for evidence that the race for the Democratic nomination is basically over, you need look no further than last night’s Democratic Debate.

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.

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.

Hollywood Has Worst Summer In 17 Years

The summer of 2014 was the worst Hollywood has seen since Bill Clinton was President. It’s pretty easy to figure out why.

Yes, Americans Care About Soccer Now

My latest for The Hill, “America Comes to Soccer,” has posted.

Brazil’s Coach Shows How to Lose

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari took responsibility for the 7-1 loss to Germany.

Millennials: Less Patriotic, Or Just Differently Patriotic?

Some surveys suggest that younger Americans are less patriotic than older generations.

Has Soccer Finally Captured American Hearts?

Only two 2013 college football games attracted more viewers that Tuesday’s World Cup match vs. Belgium.

ISIS Threatening To Open A New Front In Lebanon

Is ISIS about to make the situation in the Levant even worse?

2022 FIFA World Cup Hit With Bribery Allegations

More problems for the planned 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Colombia’s Presidential Elections

Looking back at the first round and forward to the second.

Brazilian Protesters Turn Their Anger Toward Soccer

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

Team USA, Xenophobia, and International Soccer

The former coach of an American team playing a foreign sport is upset that his foreign-born successor is using foreign-born Americans.

Olympians Built for Success

The athletes gathered at the London Olympics have sacrificed much of their lives training to excel at their sports. But most also have extraordinary genetic advantages.

WSJ Drops Honorifics For Sports Pages

The Wall Street Journal is joining the modern era and dropping the practice of referring to people as “Mr.” and “Ms.” But only on the sports pages.

Paul the Octopus, RIP

Paul, World Cup ‘psychic’ octopus, dies in Germany.

Group Linked To al Qaeda Claims Responsibility For Uganda Bombing

There is an al Qaeda link to yesterday’s terrorist attack in Uganda.