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.
My Facebook friends are once again on the warpath. What has their knickers in a wad this time? It's those goofy Native Americans complaining about spo...
Despite Wednesday's ruling by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office that canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins," the question still remains whether or not team owner Daniel Snyder will change the name.
Since Dan Snyder is the face of the Redskins, there is no one else who can lead the team out of this mess -- no PR consultants, no army of lobbyists, no one within the Redskins organization.
Just as every cell in your body contains the DNA of a whole new you and complete new life, every strand of DNA in every cell of every other living thing contains in it a fresh start and a new beginning.
Sport provides a syntax of connection between people who can otherwise find such connection hard. Michael Tierney has written a beautiful and lyrical memoir, The First Game With My Father, about this transformative power of sport.
Whilst unfortunate, it is certainly not surprising that this is the second consecutive World Cup where only one Arab football team -- Algeria -- managed to qualify. While most Arabs probably wish the Algerian team the best of luck, very few of us expect them to deliver miracles in Brazil.
So while the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever -- it's shaping up to be the most watched, most lucrative and expensive tournament in soccer history -- it's also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.
There are many lessons from the World Cup and these great athletes that can be copied to run a more successful business.
1.) Equal Pay for Equal Work I'm all in favor for the "pay" portion of this mantra but... what kind of work are we talking about? Operating a jackha...
Soccer tournament results are much more volatile than the predictions generated suggest -- so my first thought is that the standard errors are incredibly underestimated.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has begun, and we wanted to find out just how much Americans actually know about soccer (football). The results? Well, they're...
Australia. Where the seasons and toilets swirl backwards, where the stars shine upside down, and where you're secretly thinking about visiting, even though it's currently winter there.
In celebration of Father's Day, several members of the Baltimore Ravens discussed parenting and what being a dad means to them. Each touched on the joys and anxieties that go along with fatherhood.