Like the NBA's San Antonio Spurs revealed in the NBA finals, diversity in sports represents the welcome face of globalization. For World Cup fans, that diversity has been nowhere greater than in the composition of the Latin American teams.
The revised proposed settlement of the class action lawsuit against the NFL remains fundamentally flawed. The settlement neither recognizes nor compensates the majority of players who suffer the long-term consequences of repeated concussive injury.
FIFA, I've read the World Cup rule book. Save yourself future agony and consider making the following changes, preferably immediately, but at least before the 2018 tournament commences.
To many of my friends in the U.S., sports often entail beer on a Sunday night. To some in Africa, it might mean making and playing with a football made from plastic bags. But this is exactly how sports unite by highlighting commonality among those who are otherwise very different.
Today, the high school graduation rate in the United States is 81 percent, the highest ever recorded, and thanks in large part to people from all walks of life -- people just like you -- who are coming together to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of core community challenges.
I am definitely not what my American friends call a "sports guy." But it was with great astonishment that I recently read the article called "America's Favorite Pastime: Hating Soccer," written by a certain outraged Ann Coulter.
I won't pretend I'm a true soccer fan, but I love the World Cup. It has to do with country versus country, and how much it means to the players and fans of those countries. Having been fortunate enough to have visited several foreign countries, my method of choosing who to root for is quite simple.
1) "Native American" is a universally acceptable and honorable name for the same people that the current name disrespects and dishonors. 2) Washing...
From eating pizza to the metric system and more it's really a different world out there. Here are some more differences that travel has revealed.
Football will never be injury free, but we can act now to make it safer. Parenting is our most critical role on this earth -- we need to protect the most vulnerable youth.
Will the excitement over the first round victory by the U.S. and its continued success be a game-changer for the future of the MLS?
As the game gets underway, the announcers comment on the sportsmanship demonstrated by the players, which is a far cry from the image most Westerns have of Iranians. The perception that was formed at the height of the hostage crisis in the late 1970s, is still present today.
Native Americans and other critics of the Redskins' brand have hailed the ruling as the latest sign team owner Dan Snyder will inevitably be forced to drop it.
Iran-Brazil volleyball matches, part of FIVB Volleyball World League, held on June 13 and 16 in Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran. In both games, Iranian women were absent in the audience while a few of them, holding national flag, had gathered outside the complex.
Not to interfere with anyone's celebration of Team USA's defeat of Ghana or anything, but there's a darker side to the World Cup that's been drowned out as if by an international vuvuzela: the competition's ongoing connection to domestic abuse.
Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.