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Marvin Blugh

United Draw Hull City on Championship Sunday, Manchester United Week 38 Recap

Marvin Blugh | May 28, 2015 | Sports
Championship Sunday arrived this weekend with the Premier League title already clinched, but a heated battle to avoid the relegation zone for teams, who struggled this season.
Brooke de Lench

FIFA Corruption Scandal a Reminder That Lack of Oversight and Transparency in Youth Sports Surprisingly Common

Brooke de Lench | May 28, 2015 | Sports
While the FIFA scandal has made national headlines, allegations of embezzlement and theft in sports organizations, large and small, are an almost every-day occurrence in cities and towns across America.
Damian Collins

We May Have to Boycott Fifa to Save Football

Damian Collins | May 28, 2015 | UK Politics
We are now in the death throes of Sepp Blatter's ailing and failing Fifa regime. No dictatorship willingly gives up its power, but the only question that really remains is how and when it will finally fall.... It is the members of the Fifa Congress, the football associations who represent every playing nation on the planet, who have the power to bring down the Blatter regime, and pressure from the sponsors makes such a revolution more likely. This crisis will eventually bring down Sepp Blatter, and if it continues much longer could wreck Fifa forever.
James Dorsey

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

James Dorsey | May 28, 2015 | Sports
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.
The Good Men Project

Steph Curry Puts His Daughter on a Podium

The Good Men Project | May 27, 2015 | Sports
Instead of asking why Curry brought his daughter to the post game interview, we should be asking why don't more players do the same?
Ken Reed

Sportsmanship: It Truly Is What It's All About

Ken Reed | May 27, 2015 | Sports
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.
Andrei Markovits

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

Andrei Markovits | May 28, 2015 | Sports
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.
Steve Clare

Is This the New Sir Alex Ferguson?

Steve Clare | May 27, 2015 | Sports
If you had cast your eye on Scottish football over the last two years, then you would know all about Alex Neil. And you too would have probably seen at least one comparison with his namesake Alex Ferguson.
Lincoln Mitchell

Bryce Harper and the Future of Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | May 27, 2015 | Sports
Harper's success in the face of so much pressure is an impressive accomplishment, but it is also part of a broader trend where top draft picks are now more likely than ever, injury notwithstanding, to become impact players.
Alan Schechter

The NFL Should Take a Lesson From Ray McDonald's Release

Alan Schechter | May 27, 2015 | Sports
The NFL is in a downward spiral, heading towards complete chaos, thanks to the behavior of many of its players, Ray McDonald included. The Chicago Bears decided to make a statement.
Dan Karpuc

For the NFL, Any Publicity is Good Publicity

Dan Karpuc | May 26, 2015 | Sports
Three-pointers, home runs, birdies, aces and last-second checkered-flag finishes have been trumped by the unit of measurement called Pounds Per Square Inch (PSI's). And don't think the NFL is upset about that in any way.
Chris Koras

Analyzing the Ryan Tannehill Contract

Chris Koras | May 26, 2015 | Sports
It is clear that the Dolphins believe in the ability of Tannehill to potentially emerge as an elite QB. If they would have waited another year for that to happen the deal would have played out much differently, with a much higher guarantee and far more risk.

3 Ways to Become a Better Runner

Quora | May 26, 2015 | Sports
This is the most important change you can make to your training. Most beginning runners train at one speed, running at moderate (or even max) effort every session. While that's enough to drive meaningful aerobic gains, it's not the most effective way to get fast. In fact, most coaches will refer to moderate effort runs as "junk miles."
Carl Berman

Top International Players Head to NCAA Schools

Carl Berman | May 26, 2015 | Sports
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.
Emily Cohen

Is Your Kid a Victim? The 3 Battlegrounds for Sport Bullies

Emily Cohen | May 27, 2015 | Sports
As a parent of a young athlete, you have many responsibilities, one of which is keeping your kids safe. Among the most prevalent threats to our kids today is bullying. I know, I know. You've already watched a documentary, read the pamphlets sent home from school, and maybe even attended a school-wide assembly.
Keith Thomson

Tomorrow: This Season's Best Baseball Game

Keith Thomson | May 26, 2015 | Sports
On Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m., the Birmingham Barons, currently 21-24 in the Southern League (AA-level minors), will host the last-place Jacksonville Suns. In and of itself, no, it's not the Game of the Year. Still, if you can see just one game in 2015, this is it. Because it's the only game of the year at Rickwood Field.
The Good Men Project

Rainbows on the Field: Australian Footballers Combating Homophobia

The Good Men Project | May 26, 2015 | Sports
On May 16, two local teams, Yarra Glen and Warburton Millgrove, faced off for the second annual Pride Cup, an event organized to promote inclusiveness and acceptance of gays and lesbians on the sporting field. The two teams wore special uniforms featuring prominent rainbow designs to mark the occasion.
Ashland Johnson

So You Want to Host the Super Bowl?

Ashland Johnson | May 27, 2015 | Sports
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.
Malaika Bobino

MVP Breaking Records, Curry Unstoppable

Malaika Bobino | May 24, 2015 | Sports
It took Reggie Miller 22 games to make 58 three-pointers in the 200 playoffs. Stephen Curry broke the record last night when he reached his 59th three-pointer in 13 games. Miller, who is now retired and an analyst on TNT Network, did not waver in congratulating the MVP on his success via Twitter.
Katie Ray-Jones

Judge Dismisses Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice; Now What?

Katie Ray-Jones | May 22, 2015 | Crime
It's important that we continue discussing domestic violence, but it's also important that we take action to ensure victims get the justice they deserve and abusers get the help they need.
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