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Roger I. Abrams

The Crimes and Corruption of International Sports

Roger I. Abrams | May 30, 2015 | Sports
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.
Matt Gault

Brendan Rodgers Faces the Rebuilding Job of a Lifetime

Matt Gault | May 29, 2015 | UK Sport
While a few additions may not sound like the rebuilding job a lifetime to everyone, there can be no doubting that Rodgers' future at Liverpool now depends heavily on the fortunes in the coming season.
David Mooney

Adding Women Into the Fifa Game Series Is Long Overdue

David Mooney | May 29, 2015 | UK Tech
Step forward EA Sports. On the release of Fifa 16 - which will be the 23rd version of the game to feature in the series, excluding any of the 'street' and World Cup editions - there will be an option for players to take control of women's teams. The most baffling aspect of the announcement was that it was done at a time when the Fifa organisation, entirely separate from the game series, is coming under fire over allegations of corruption by some of the most senior officials.
Barry Salberg

Bay City Epicenter for Major League Golf

Barry Salberg | May 29, 2015 | Sports
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.
Michael Warbux

2015 WWE Elimination Chamber - Matches, Latest Rumors, and Predictions

Michael Warbux | May 29, 2015 | Sports
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.
David Berri

Isiah Thomas is Simply Not Good Enough at His Job to Get a Pass on His Past Behavior

David Berri | May 29, 2015 | Sports
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.
Sebastian Christ

Why Soccer Doesn't Need FIFA

Sebastian Christ | May 29, 2015 | World
It would be best if all soccer fans would make it clear to the world that their passion for the game doesn't have anything to do with this grotesque show, which for decades, has been staged in Zurich by FIFA.
Ana Davila


Ana Davila | May 29, 2015 | World
In a series of peculiar events that can only be contextually placed in the reality of the 21st century, football, war, and diplomacy meet and intertwine. Today, Russia and the U.S take one more step in their very own modern adaptation of the Cold War in the curious battlefield of international soccer.
Louis Saha

Lack of Transparency Brings Nasty Surprises to the Sports Industry

Louis Saha | May 29, 2015 | UK Sport
Interestingly, it's not until a major incident happens, such as the Fifa arrests, that people start getting involved with the transparency debate and why the sports industry needs to address the lack of it urgently. Looking at the Qatar scandal and the refusal of Fifa to publish the whole Garcia report, which most certainly suggested that some level of corruption was taking place within the organisation, yet the severe allegations about potential corruption died off fairly quickly and again, the issues that should have been addressed on the back of this was buried once again.
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Hebrew Hoops Mixes Judaism and Basketball

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | May 29, 2015 | Religion
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.
Sharan Burrow

Where's the Ref? FIFA -- A Sports Body Playing Without Rules

Sharan Burrow | May 28, 2015 | Sports
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.
Greg Portell

Marketers are Prepping for FIFA Fallout

Greg Portell | May 28, 2015 | Business
While the extent of the criminal charges are eye-opening, the fact FIFA has shady areas within their realm should not come as a shock. FIFA's dance partners -- marketers, media and governments -- have plenty of cause to be concerned as the storm clouds hovered for years.
Bennet Kelley

FIFA Sponsors Must Act Now to Save the Game

Bennet Kelley | May 28, 2015 | Sports
FIFA's principal sponsors Adidas, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Hyundai and McDonalds have done nothing more than issue tepid statements "expressing concern". So if confirmed reports of slave labor and a Justice Department call for cleaning house are not sufficient to take action, what is?
Richard Crepeau

Sport and Society for Arete -- Hockey in Russia

Richard Crepeau | May 28, 2015 | Sports
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.
Malaika Bobino

40 Years, One Goal, The Warriors Return To The Finals

Malaika Bobino | May 28, 2015 | Sports
The true test has come. Both teams match up very well and it will be unlike the previous teams faced in the playoffs. The Cavs were clearly the best team to come out of the East, and the Warriors face their toughest competition.
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

When Hiring the Best: Follow Your Gut or At least the Trail of Police Reports

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | May 28, 2015 | Business
Any decent HR consultant would tell you there are many candidates who interview and present well, but end up being poor employees, and Ray McDonald is no exception.
Danny Katz

Warriors Prevail/Photos Galore

Danny Katz | May 28, 2015 | Sports
Warriors advance to the NBA Finals. I have to say it again because this perennial cellar dweller team has done something they haven't accomplished in the last 40 years.
Nadia T. Gruny

Crowdfunding Boosts Support for Women's Cricket in the US

Nadia T. Gruny | May 28, 2015 | Sports
Last week I launched a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of the Atlantis Cricket Club-NY women's team heading to the 5th Annual Georgia Women's Cricket Association T20 Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
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