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Can Sports Save the World? Reflections of a Former Little Leaguer on Sports, Diplomacy, and Globalization

Derek Shearer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports
Derek Shearer

Sports can't save the world from the effects of global warming or by themselves solve economic inequality in the world economy. For that, politics is required. But with the Olympics approaching, we should remember that a love of sports -- playing, watching, arguing, rooting, buying gear -- is one of the great commonalities of being human.

'Seinfeld' Star Apologizes For 'Cricket Is Gay' Remark

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander is apologizing after comments he made on Craig Ferugson's "The Late Late Show" were deemed homophobic by a numb...

CSK: The Case of the Winning IPL Cricket Brand

Sudio Sudarsan | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Sudio Sudarsan

The most intimate team to its fans, the cricket brand of the common man, CSK, triumphs the kitsch of Bollywood and the pursestrings of India's rich to be the most valuable IPL cricket team.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Mets manager Terry Collins yanked David Wright out of a game the other night because the manager was afraid that Wright might be the target of a retaliation pitch. Maybe they should just play tee ball?

Why Sachin Tendulkar Shouldn't Be an MP

Anant Goenka | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Anant Goenka

Give Sachin Tendulkar a postage stamp, a few roads in his name maybe even a few stadiums. Let him continue to inspire cricketers and focus on adding value to the sport of cricket, but honoring him with an RS membership is making the RS even less effective than it already is.

Can Sonia Gandhi Beat Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

If 1.3 billion people of India, one fifth of the world population, have one common weakness it is their infatuation for the game of Cricket.

Did You See That? Top Sports Photos Jan.1 - Jan. 7

Posted 01.09.2012 | Sports

The best and craziest sports pictures of the week. To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure....

Pippa Finally Picks Her Man

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 07.12.2012 | Style

Leave it to Pippa Middleton to keep us guessing. After weeks of rotating between two potential suitors, the famous Brit seems to have settled on one: ...

Sport Is More Than Just a Game

Nik Darlington | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports
Nik Darlington

On Monday evening, Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakarra delivered what Peter Roebuck has described as "the most important speech in cricket history."

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York
Len Berman

In a couple of weeks, women badminton players will have to wear skirts "to ensure the attractive presentation of badminton." Shorts, tights or tracksuit bottoms may still be worn, as long as they're underneath the skirt.

Nationalism, Cricket And The Religio-Politics Of Sport

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

If Claude von Clausewitz is correct that war is merely "politics by other means," then the same can be said about sports. Sport has never transcended politics and never will.

Author of Chinaman on Sri Lankan Literature and International Success

Ru Freeman | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

On April secnd, Sri Lanka takes on India in the final for the ICC World Cup. What better day on which to think about Shehan Karunatilaka's debut novel...

PHOTOS: Model Vows To Go Nude If India Wins Cricket World Cup

Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports

Remember when lingerie model Larissa Riquelme said she would run naked through the streets if Paraguay won the 2010 World Cup? Well, another model m...

India vs. Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.30.2011 | Sports

India is moving on to the 2011 Cricket World Cup final. The cricket powerhouse will take on Sri Lanka, who topped New Zealand, on April 2, at 9 GMT...

India And Pakistan Meet In Historic Cricket Showdown Amid Search For Peace

Aol News | Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

The first semifinal showdown in World Cup history between India and Pakistan has struck millions from both cricket-crazed countries like a bolt of ele...

India vs. Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup Highlights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

India overpowered Bangladesh by 87 runs Saturday in the opening match of the 2011 cricket World Cup. India was awarded two points with the victory. V...

The Dark Side of Brazilian Soccer

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Regardless of the motive, the shooting of controversial Brazilian ex-referee Arturo Godoi should remind sports fans everywhere it's getting tougher to tell the difference between competition and entertainment.

Hair-Raising Photos Of British Sports Fans Scaling Massive Sydney Bridge

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For Britain's Barmy Army, a famed traveling pack of cricket fans, the anticipation of an England win against Sydney on Monday was running high -- lite...

WATCH: Hugh Jackman Nailed In Crotch With Cricket Ball

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Cricket may not make much sense to Americans, but if there's one thing that does make sense to us, it's that getting hit in the crotch almost always e...

Pakistan Cricket: Allegations Infinitum

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Saad Khan

There has been a state of utter confusion and mayhem in Pakistani cricket for the last two weeks.

Pakistan Cricket Maligned

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Saad Khan

Perhaps its time for the Pakistani cricket big shots to pull their act together and purge the team of any black sheep.

Finally, a Post About Horseshoes and Cricket

Daniel Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Daniel Adler

Maybe we should all head to the Horseshoe World Championships so we can tell our grandkids that we saw Jim Francis, the greatest athlete ever... or at least Jim Francis, a great athlete in a small sport.

How Peter Pan's Author Invented Celebrity Cricket

BBC News | Tim Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Pan author JM Barrie, a cricketing fanatic, gathered the most famous writers of his day to play on his amateur team - the oddly-named Allahakbar...

Sunday Fun Day

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

The day began badly with the English team being knocked out of the World Cup quite comprehensively at the hands of Germany. 4-1 is a poor show - even ...

Big Business Brings Baseball Cards to India

Nick Benas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Benas

Topps, the U.S. market leader for collectable trading cards, recently allied with the Indian Premier League -- which has a brand value of over $4 billion -- to produce trading cards for the sport of cricket.