Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA's talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam.
Believe me, I get it: soccer's a contact sport. Kids can get hurt. I'm not looking to bubble-wrap my kids, but I'd be lying if I said my wife and I weren't increasingly uneasy while watching from the sidelines.
The entire event is about empowerment: an opportunity to better oneself and sense of worth. James Traynor, the goalie for Ireland, exemplifies everything the Homeless World Cup stands to improve. Later battling drug and alcohol addiction for years, James was displaced at the young age of 13.
The dispute over the nature of Dalkurd's support for Kobani raises the question of what the border line is, if there is one, between humanitarian and political aid to groups in distress as a result of conflict as well as the double standards applied by some Western nations.
With Mr. Al Sisi employing brute force by security forces, a private security firm reportedly owned by generals and regime-friendly businessmen, and Mubarak-era thugs, and a crackdown on academic freedom to impose his will, flashpoints loom beyond campuses on the horizon.
Unfortunately, we are now seeing our young athletes dropping out of organized sports at record levels: according to an annual survey conducted by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association,
By James M. Dorsey A failed effort by a public relations company representing Bahrain and a UK law firm acting on behalf of Prince Nasser bin Hamad a...
A successful soccer player near the peak of his career, 22-year Nidhal Selmi died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq.
The struggle for women's rights to engage in sports and attend sporting events has commanded increased attention due to recent events.
Scotland Yard has opened an investigation into allegations that Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the commander of Bahrain's armed forces, was involved in the torture of political detainees. The investigation could prove to be embarrassing for the president of the AFC and a relative of the prince, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa.
As a former collegiate coach, the fall brings memories full of laughter, exhaustion, hard work, friendship, pain, and joy. A wave of possibility washes over me every September: the possibility of greatness.
I don't care what you tell your children about sportsmanship -- if you're not living it yourself from the sidelines, it doesn't mean anything.
At face value, a recent one minute video clip on You Tube leaves little doubt about support for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, among supporters of storied Moroccan soccer club Raja Club Athletic.
Every generation has its own collective character, its likes and dislikes, its passions and indifferences. While baseball was tops in my dad's day and football in mine, many youth today are embracing soccer as the new "in" sport.
The United Arab Emirates and Qatar are locked into a propaganda war with public relations agencies and front organizations as proxies that is backfiring on both Gulf states.
When Wally was born, I was convinced I was going to treat him exactly the same way I treated Jay. I promised myself that in our family, with my parenting, it would be different. Three years in, it's clear that's the wrong strategy, even if it were possible to achieve.