There have long been rumors circulating that corruption was behind the award of both bids. And without question, given the magnitude of what the FIFA World Cup has become, billions of dollars are at stake.
Walker Buehler was a key contributor to Vanderbilt's national championship baseball team last year. According to the Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt's student newspaper, Buehler is listed as high as the second best overall prospect in the upcoming Major League Baseball draft.
For Memorial Day, my family and I flew from Philadelphia to Tampa. I fly a lot for work so I am used to the experience. However, my children, who are eight and twelve, always have questions.
Google search volume regarding the possible transfers of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid reached its highest point of the year in the second half of May.
The shameful indictments of 14 top organization officials for alleged activities under Blatter's watch has inflicted a devastating blow to FIFA's legitimacy and Blatter's continuously eroding credibility.
There's a quote to describe the return of Alex Rodriguez. "When life throws you a curveball, it's the opportunity to hit it out of the park." That simplifies the season he's been having thus far.
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.
The FIFA situation raises a difficult issue: How can corrupt global organizations be transformed when those governing them re-elect themselves? In this situation, they also have too much money and limited financial controls.
As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.
It is easy to demonize leaders. Some may well be unethical liars. But cluelessness is a human tendency. Some leaders really are the proverbial deer caught in the headlights -- unaware of what has led them to the spotlight of infamy. The only solution is prevention.
We sat down with the three-time Olympic gold medal winner and talked about navigating a career and parenthood, youth sports, health and fitness, women's sports and her incredible 19-year run as a key cog on team U.S.A.
Perhaps FIFA is a more modern version of the mafia, bound by loyalty to its godfather, Sepp Blatter, and aided by its unchallenged control over the world's most favorite sport. The criminal laws of the United States may trim back the extortion, but the world sporting community will only be free of FIFA's absolutism when it creates a rival organization.
There's a plot of land near the southwestern corner of San Francisco that extends just slightly into adjacent Daly City. Within the boundaries of this small tract are four of the best golf courses in the country.
A couple of the rumors floating around are that there will be "huge surprise" during the Elimination Chamber. This could be a couple of things. Will Samoa Joe show up and interfere in the Cena/Owens match? There's also a rumor of Roman Reigns turning heel.
There is a tendency in sports to give breaks to the people who are good at their jobs. We should not do this. But it certainly seems to happen. But when it comes to Isiah Thomas, there is simply no evidence that he is actually good at judging talent.
Football, or soccer as it is known, is a game of two halves. It's a game with rules and a referee. FIFA, the governing body for football, follows neither the rule of law or has the oversight of a referee.
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!
It may be my imagination, but it seems as though every time I leave the country for a few weeks, the world of sport goes through some sort of convulsion or some extraordinary developments take place.