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How Capitalist Visionaries Will Change the World

Mmmm, chocolate. Mmmmm, peanut butter. Hey, you got peanut butter in my chocolate! No, you got chocolate in my peanut butter! What? Delicious! You'll recall this classic Reese's Peanut Butter Cups narrative. It's classic because it's about a powerful idea. Show More Summary

Women to race with men at World Cup bobsled event

Two female bobsledders will make history this weekend when they race with men at a World Cup event in Calgary, Canada.

China's solution to being bad at soccer: requiring every kid to play it

China's solution to being bad at a sport: make everyone play it. China are terrible at soccer. Their men's team has only qualified for the World Cup once, in 2002, and they didn't even scored a goal. They are ranked 88th in the world,...Show More Summary

Gulf human rights declaration increases heat on Qatar to act on migrant workers' rights

By James M. Dorsey The adoption of a human rights declaration by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) that was designed to shield wealthy Gulf monarchies including 2022 World Cup host Qatar from criticism by human rights and trade union...Show More Summary

Michael Garcia Resigns From FIFA Ethics Committee: Latest Details and Reaction

FIFA Ethics committee member Michael Garcia has resigned from his position with the football world governing organisation, as a protest to the handling of his investigation findings into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process. Graham...Show More Summary

Top FIFA ethics investigator resigns, claims FIFA is hopelessly corrupt

FIFA's head ethics investigator resigned Wednesday, claiming the international soccer organization tried to cover up embarrassing details about egregious corruption involved in the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. U.S. Show More Summary

FIFA's Top 2022 Qatar World Cup Investigator Quits In Protest, Basically Calls FIFA Hopeless

Michael Garcia, the FIFA ethics head who led a two-year investigation in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, resigned on Tuesday. The resignation comes after Garcia protested FIFA's handling of the 430-page report that contained the findings and conclusions of his investigation. Show More Summary

Garcia resigns from Fifa's ethics committee

American lawyer who investigated the 2018/2022 World Cup corruption claims said the summary misrepresented findings.

FIFA World Cup corruption report author Michael Garcia resigns in protest

The author of the FIFA report that looked into corruption allegations connected to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids resigned from the international soccer governing body’s ethics committee on Wednesday in protest, the Associated Press reports. The news comes just a day after ex-FIFA adviser Michael Hershman reportedly “pleaded” with Garcia not resign despite […]

Investigator Michael Garcia Resigns Citing FIFA’s Lack Of Leadership

3 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

US lawyer Michael Garcia has resigned from his position with FIFA, 24 hours after the governing body dismissed his complaint regarding the handling of his investigation into World Cup corruption. Garcia’s findings – which he detailed in a 430-page investigation – were … Continue reading ?

Michael Garcia resigns as FIFA investigator

The lawyer has resigned in protest over the handling of the findings from his investigation into the World Cup bidding process. Michael Garcia, the lawyer charged with leading investigations into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, has resigned over the handling of his findings. Show More Summary

Qatar Pays Migrant Workers $1 an Hour To Be Fake Sports Fans

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The life of most migrant workers in Qatar is bleak—so bleak, it's a human rights violation. The latest report from Doha reveals a new twist in the sad story. When they're not toiling away at building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, many workers are being paid impossibly small wages to be fake sports fans. It doesn't sound fun, either. Read more...

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 16

Microsoft Cortana had one of its best weeks of the year in Week 15, correctly picking 13 of 16 NFL games. It's now 149-75 (66.5%) on the season. Cortana is a Windows Phone virtual assistant that uses a Bing Predicts algorithm to pick every NFL game. Show More Summary

90-Second Guide to the World Football Weekend

Ryan Bailey is excited for another weekend of football. Some big games take place in England and Italy, and the FIFA Club World Cup pits European champions Real Madrid against the Pope's favorite team, San Lorenzo—all this weekend among a packed slate of club fixtures. Read more World Football news on

Why Carlo Ancelotti Must Play Iker Casillas for Real Madrid

This season, Iker Casillas has faced one of the most testing periods of an illustrious career. Savage criticism from inside and outside the Bernabeu placed the World Cup winner’s future in doubt—but Carlo Ancelotti should be in no doubt that his No. Show More Summary

After the Miss

3 days agoSports : Grantland

Chris Wondolowski looks back on the World Cup.

San Lorenzo vs. Auckland City: Club World Cup Semi-Final Live Stream, Preview

Argentine titans San Lorenzo will clash against New Zealand counterparts Auckland City on Wednesday as the two teams duel for the right to face Real Madrid in the final of this year's FIFA Club World Cup. Carlo Ancelotti's men beat Mexican...Show More Summary

A Brazilian lawyer sues Neymar for joining Barcelona for £6600. Claims he was cheated

Neymar is being sued in Brazil by a local lawyer and Santos fan for the manner in with the star joined FC Barcelona in 2011. Neymar’s transfer to the Camp Nou was agreed just before Santos played FC Barcelona in the Club World Cup final in Japan, and now lifelong Santos supporter Luciano Pereira Caparroz […]

Official Video: Cristiano Ronaldo almost nets Goal of the Season with Rabona half-volley

Cristiano Ronaldo was in action last night in the FIFA Club World Cup as Real Madrid handed Cruz Azul a 4-0 beating. The Real Madrid superstar surprisingly didn’t get in on the goals but did come oh so close. Cristiano Ronaldo almost scored the best goal of his career when he ran onto a cross […]

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