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The World Cup and Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This is, of course, a false contrast as baseball is popular in much East Asia, the Caribbean and increasingly in a few other countries besides the US. Soccer, while the world's most popular sport has failed to catch on in many parts of South Asia and is one of several popular sports in Australia, parts of East Asia and North America.

International Cricket Council Axes Americas Women's Cricket

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

In the 21st century, an international sports governing body is demonstrating that women sports are still subjected to male hegemony.

'Million Dollar Arm' - a Game Changer in More Ways Than One

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.14.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who finds his career teetering on the edge. Sports fil...

WATCH: This Cricket Catch Will Make You Want To Watch More Cricket

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 05.20.2014 | Sports

This highlight might make some want to watch more cricket. Kieron Pollard of the Mumbai Indians made an incredible leaping catch against the Rajasthan...

Sports: A Way to Promote Peace in Pakistan?

Mariam Khan | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

No one could have imagined that cricket, an Englishman's game would rule over the hearts and minds of those residing in the sub-continent. Eleven men...

A New Kind of Magazine Journalist

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.14.2014 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

You can teach anyone to make a pretty good video in a few days. What you can't teach them is a lifetime of journalistic experience. That's what makes the notion of empowering print reporters with the tools to make video (like iPhones) so interesting and so filled with potential.

Mumbai's Work Ethic: Sachin of Shivaji Park

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.30.2014 | Sports
Pranay Gupte

If you're good, you just show it, you don't talk about it. And if you're not good, then you won't last long in Shivaji Park.

WATCH: You've Never Seen Soccer Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Instead of shinguards, the Hampshire Cricket team decided to don giant bubble suits when they played soccer together this week. The cricketeers str...

WATCH: Early Candidate For 'Catch Of The Year' Comes From Cricket

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

It looks like there's already a candidate for "Catch of the Year" and it came from Jordan Silk in a cricket match. The 21-year-old Australian nati...

The Girl With the Faraway Eyes

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

There was a time when my siblings and I bought presents for my mum and dad on New Years Eve -- the night they were married. It's been nearly 20 years since my dad passed away. I wonder, if like me, my siblings are remembering special dinners, pretty dresses and two people in love.

Gulf States Line Up As Targets of Trade Unions and Human Rights Groups

James Dorsey | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Gulf states are lining up as targets for criticism by international trade unions and human rights groups for their treatment of foreign workers.

Stepping Out Gracefully, Without Stepping in It -- How About Mandela?

Juliet Asante | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Juliet Asante

Stepping out gracefully, without stepping in was one of the themes at the Aspen gathering this year. I remember sitting in the room and taking it all ...

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

Cricketer Dies After Being Hit By Ball

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A former first-class cricketer in South Africa has died after being hit in the head by the...

Vatican Cricket Club Takes Interfaith Up To Bat

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican served tea and cucumber sandwiches Tuesday as it launched its first cricket club, an initiative aime...

Cricket Player's Girlfriend Imitates Sex Act On Live TV

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.24.2013 | Weird News

I'm sure we've all been here before: you're a professional cricket player trying to get your girlfriend's attention during a game being broadcast on n...

Sushrut Jain's Beyond All Boundaries: Cricket as a Metaphor for Life

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Sushrut Jain's feature documentary Beyond All Boundaries goes beyond the sport and explores the magical power of cricket -- which is able to unify an entire country of more than 1.2 billion people otherwise so easily divided by religion, caste, language and politics.

Is the Gezira Club Still the "In" Place in Cairo?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

With all the political, security, religious, and social turmoil in Egypt today it's easy to forget former stomping grounds with a special historical f...

WATCH: The Compton Cricket Club Will Inspire You

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News

"I went out there and swung the bat, hit the ball the first time, and when I made contact there was a feeling that came through that bat, that I kind ...

She Named Her Baby WHAT?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.11.2013 | Celebrity

This week in crazy baby names: Busy Philipps has called her second child "Cricket." It is unclear whether the name of the 8.5-pound baby girl, born on...

Corruption in Cricket Exposes India's Larger Failings

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

This latest corruption scandal is a powerful reflection of the larger failings afflicting India today: rampant cronyism, poor governance, and the absence of accountability.

A Gentleman's Game?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Tarun Sakhrani

Sadly, what used to be a gentleman's game, can no longer stake its claim to that title anymore. It's just not cricket!

Born to Explore: A Tale of Two Wickets

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Richard Wiese

While on a shoot for Born to Explore in India, one of the highlights of my trip was the opportunity to learn about India's national obsession -- cricket. The fact that I would actually swing a bat and play had me really excited.

Two Indians Who Just Won't Quit

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

An unprecedented bar, a century of international centuries (a century is 100 runs) was set for him. He started groaning under the pressure, and took a year to achieve the landmark, to India's collective sigh. Was this the grand finale?

When Will Singh Come?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

No Indian prime minister or president has visited Pakistan since 1998. In contrast, top Pakistani leaders have visited India five times since. What will it take to get India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to cross the border?