Militant supporters of Istanbul's top three soccer clubs added muscle to thousands of trade unionists, leftists and government opponents in May Day clashes with Turkish police in what has become a battle for control of the city's iconic Taksim Square.
The United Nations' senior official responsible for migrants, in a shot across Qatar's bow as officials predict imminent far-reaching labor reforms, has called on the Gulf state to abolish its controversial kafala or labor sponsorship system and enshrine its lofty promises in law.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will announce his 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup on May 7.
Qatar is employing soccer to put a significant first chip in the Chinese wall that segregates its minority citizenry from its majority foreign labour and expatriate population.
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I know of at least one prominent American university that, because of security concerns related to protests surrounding Cup, has decided to cancel its usual program of sending students throughout Brazil for the American summer internship ritual.
Is there such a thing as having too much talent? This is the perennial question facing the owners of big-time sports franchises -- not to mention the managers and coaches and players and fans. Does adding more and more talent add up to ever better team performance?
Jihadists have found a new way of employing the game for propaganda and recruitment purposes. A recent jihadist video suggested that an apparent Portuguese fighter in Syria was a former French international who had played for British premier league club Arsenal.
Efforts to reform Asian soccer governance have stalled more than a year after FIFA ousted disgraced former Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed Bin Hammam in the sport's worst corruption scandal that tainted multiple members of the executive committees of both the world soccer and the Asian soccer body.
Turkey, eager to polish its image tarnished by a politicized match-fixing scandal, a massive corruption scandal, hard-handed police tactics against anti-government demonstrators and a bruising domestic power struggle, has emerged as a favorite to host the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final.
Steeped in history and politics, Real Madrid versus Barcelona is the world's greatest sporting rivalry. It may also be killing La Liga.
In a symbolic gesture, Mr. Erdogan called on Turkish soccer legend Hakan Sukur to resign from parliament after his nameplate was removed from an Istanbul's Sancaktepe Hakan Sukur Stadium.
Reports about torture and abuse in the United Arab Emirates of British nationals raises the spectre of high profile Gulf acquisitions and sponsorships of European soccer clubs serving as a form of reputation laundering.
Egyptian soccer is adding salt to the run-up to presidential elections that are certain to be won by the country's strongman, newly retired general Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, with the announcement of the controversial chairman of one of Egypt's foremost clubs that he too was a presidential candidate.
One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.
Most of the globe is getting excited for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer, but for those of you who haven't yet felt the magic of the World Cup, here's a look through some of it's history, so you can start feeling the magic, too.