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Reforming Soccer Governance: Tackling Political Corruption Alongside Financial Wrongdoing

James Dorsey | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

The mushrooming governance scandal in world soccer body FIFA increasingly spotlights political in addition to financial corruption in global soccer.

From 'Project Runway' to Archery Fame: Laura Bennett Shelton

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty
Brandi Megan Granett

I find the less time I have, the less time I waste. I don't believe in finding time. You have to make time for the things you want to do.

The Real Isiah Thomas

Marcus Bright | Posted 06.08.2015 | New York
Marcus Bright

I have watched in amazement the unfair characterization of NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. The host if inflammatory allegations about him are either factually untrue or distorted. As a result, the media has participated in not giving all of the facts about a case involving Madison Square Garden over eight years ago.

Sports Spectacular 30th Annual Gala

Philip David Morton | Posted 06.05.2015 | Sports
Philip David Morton

Sports Spectacular held their 30th annual gala last weekend, to honor NBA superstar Russell Westbrook and Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. The charity organization, celebrated the event with many high-profile athletes and celebrities in support of the benefit.

Palestinians Waver Between Politics and Nonviolent Revolution

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The best way to show support and solidarity for leaders to take courageous decision is to come up with a national non-violent strategy for liberation that is agreed to by all Palestinians.

When Winning Extends Beyond Sports -- What a NBA Title Would Mean to Oakland

Bryan Parker | Posted 06.05.2015 | Sports
Bryan Parker

It has been 40 years since the Golden State Warriors last won an NBA title. That 1975 team was forced to play at the Cow Palace in San Francisco due to a schedule conflict at the Oakland Coliseum.

Game On!

Ginny Gilder | Posted 06.04.2015 | Sports
Ginny Gilder

I had no idea what an adventure owning a professional sports franchise would turn out to be back in the early summer of 2007. Never in a thousand years would I have predicted I would want to do something like this, much less sign up to, or be granted the chance.

See the Magic and Power of Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira at the Ginga Mundo Group Batizado June 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

On June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2015, the Ginga Mundo school of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira will be hosting a Batizado (or "baptism") at Essex Street Academy, 350 Grand Street, Manhattan, along with performances and workshops that are open to all schools as well as open to the public.

The Day the French Open Loses Rafael Nadal

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports
Sajeel Qureshi

Nadal is in a spot where people use the words 'won't' and 'still when describing his form. 'He won't win another French' or 'he's still a threat' is what they say now and what they'll continue to say until he retires.

Parenting in Grey

Sandra Carreon-John | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports
Sandra Carreon-John

A very smart pro sports general manager once told me sports are about pushing as far as you can to try and create every edge for you and your team. Everyday we encourage our kids to do their best and to leverage whatever resources they have that will help them succeed and win. This isn't limited to sports.

Streaking (at Home) for the Stanley Cup

Kevin Kniffin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science
Kevin Kniffin

Who's going to be hotter -- the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Chicago Blackhawks? Streakiness is one of the concepts -- like clutchness, choking, and luck -- that we often use to make sense of a multi-game series like the Stanley Cup Finals.

Blatter Enables AFC to Keep Its Skeletons Under Lock and Key

James Dorsey | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter has spun the world soccer body's crisis as a public relations and reputation management issue and a problem caused by individuals rather than a crisis resulting from financial and political corruption embedded in FIFA's culture.

Show Me the Money: The Growing Financial Crisis in College Athletics

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's time for a conversation about how to find a better fiscal path that prevents athletics from being drawn into the growing consumer tuition sticker price sensitivity battles, competing alumni demands and enrollment priorities.

Close Finishes Highlight Prefontaine Classic

Carl Berman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

A capacity crowd of 13,278 filled Hayward Field on a perfect sunny day with temperature in the mid-70's for the Prefontaine Classic. This year marked the 40th anniversary of Steve Prefontaine's passing and the Diamond League event bearing his name did not disappoint.

Jason Linkins

Why FIFA Can't Get Away With Flopping In Its Latest Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we discuss how and why FIFA officials were arrested on an array of corruption charges, how crowded the 2016 ...

Hebrew Hoops Mixes Judaism and Basketball

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Though there aren't any Jewish starters in the upcoming NBA finals between the Warriors and the Cavaliers, that doesn't mean Jews don't love basketball. One of those is a recent Jewish USC graduate, a true superstar, Sam Fein.

Shame on SHU

Anthony Romeo | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

Organizations like Seton Hall, should they continue to live in an archaic time where it is okay to pretend that the world doesn't look the way it does, that the people in it are less human than others, and that some are less deserving of equality than others, will waste away into the annals of time.

European Gay Rugby Tournament for LGBT-Tolerance in Sport

Christian Mentz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Sports
Christian Mentz

700 sportsmen took part in the Union Cup in Brussels. Winners are the Kings Cross Steelers from London - but its about much more than just winning!

FIFA's Recent Scandal Will Not Alter Association Football's Problems

Andrei Markovits | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

The arrests in Zurich this week of some FIFA officials is totally embarrassing for Sepp Blatter and the powers that be at FIFA but actually quite meaningless in terms of actual consequences and real changes for the game itself for one reason and one reason only: FIFA's total monopoly over the game of Association Football since 1904.

Qatar's Unintended Sporting Legacy: A FIFA Clean-Up, Exposure of Political Corruption, and Corporate Sponsor Rethink

James Dorsey | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Qatar's 2022 World Cup is promising to be a rare example of a mega sporting event that leaves a legacy of social, political and economic change - but not in the way the Gulf state's ruling family had imagined.

Sportsmanship: It Truly Is What It's All About

Ken Reed | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I believe that no matter how long your sports career lasts, whether it ends after Little League, or after winning the Super Bowl, what you will most be remembered for is what kind of competitor you were, what kind of teammate you were, and whether or not you respected the game.

So You Want to Host the Super Bowl?

Ashland Johnson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
Ashland Johnson

Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida, we hear you want to host the Super Bowl--one of the most iconic and lucrative sports event in country. Congratulations, you've made it to the finals for states in the running for the 2019 and 2020 bidding process.

Illinois Baseball: Knocks University

Uloop | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Uloop

Winning isn't everything, but for the University of Illinois baseball team it has become the only thing. The Illini have won 46 games on the season. The bad boys of the Big Ten also hold the nation's longest winning streak at 27 games. But Illinois a baseball school? Where has this success stemmed from?

The Ice Fishermen of Schroon Lake, New York

Yvonne Albinowski | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Yvonne Albinowski

Ice Fishermen, Schroon Lake, New York I know that everyone is getting ready to slip into their flip flops and sandals, but let us all not forget that...

Top International Players Head to NCAA Schools

Carl Berman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports
Carl Berman

In many cases international players who end up coming to the USA for college are late signees as they take time to weigh professional offers in Europe against NCAA scholarship offers. That trend has continued this year.