Since the success of Paul the octopus, who successfully predicted eight games (including the final) during the 2010 World Cup, there has been a surge in animal oracles around the world. Dogs, penguins, elephants, koalas, kangaroos and sea turtles have all been used to predict matches.
Speaking to various youth sports organizations throughout my career, I'm often floored by the number of stories people will come up and tell me afterward. I kept a diary of all these stories, and as I reflect back they never cease to amaze me.
The commissioners who make and guard the rules need always to keep in mind the spectator. Professional soccer and tennis are forms of entertainment, and what entertains best is probably the way the sport should go.
Full disclosure: There is one and only one reason I have this newfound interest. That reason is my firstborn -- my 12-year-old-son.
Now that the 2016 Euro Cup is in full swing and my grandparents have safely arrived from Warsaw to enjoy a three-week vacation, I'm just about as into the tournament as grandpa is.
We have all hoped for a second chance in our lives. Another try at a relationship or fixing a mistake we made. For Isaiah Custodio, a teenager from South Carolina, his second chance came in the form of surviving a brain aneurysm.
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As a young adult I experienced something that shouldn't exist: homelessness. The death of my father led me on a downward spiral which saw me spend almost two years of my life as a homeless young person.
What a year to be a sports fan. You have the staple leagues providing an amazing showing as they do every year, the NFL, NHL, NBA and so on, but this year is especially appealing if you are a footy fan.
The second-biggest football tournament in the world is the European Championship (or EURO), organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), which kicked off in Paris last Friday.
The definition of manhood in our sports culture is archaic. It's as if SportsWorld has been frozen in time - Neanderthal time.
In this week's Scheer Intelligence podcast on KCRW, Robert Scheer speaks with former USC football player Anthony Davis about living with the brain injuries Davis sustained during his celebrated career.
Next month, players from 52 countries around the world will be convening in Glasgow for the 2016 Homeless World Cup - all for the love of football...
The most important play in Jimbo Fisher's career wasn't a Jameis Winston touchdown pass in the Rose Bowl, or a coast to coast Dalvin Cook run. The play that changed everything for Fisher and his FSU program was made on a punt against an unranked team.
For all the sturm-und-drang and hands to the heavens about the decline and downfall of religion in the 21st Century, I'm here to say everything is qui...
Judging by his awkward, dishonest Tweets, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appears to want people to believe that he successfully brought 2021's Super ...