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Last year, Russia’s Putin gifted President Obama some tea cups and a DVD

last weekNews : BlogPost

This year, U.S.-Russia relations have been shrouded in acrimony and distrust. Washington and Moscow have butted heads over a range of geopolitical crises, from turmoil in Ukraine to resolving the bloody civil war in Syria. Read full article >>

Last year, Russia’s Putin gifted President Obama some tea cups and a DVD

last weekNews : BlogPost

This year, U.S.-Russia relations have been shrouded in acrimony and distrust. Washington and Moscow have butted heads over a range of geopolitical crises, from turmoil in Ukraine to resolving the bloody civil war in Syria. But away from the glare of the headlines, the delicate art of diplomacy continues. That's very much on display in the State Department's […]

Qatari Sports Minister Promises ‘Creative’ Solutions For Allowing Gay Fans At World Cup

FIFA's president has previously warned LGBT fans to "refrain from any sexual activities" while in Qatar for the World Cup. The post Qatari Sports Minister Promises ‘Creative’ Solutions For Allowing Gay Fans At World Cup appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arsenal’s Mesut Özil tweets Silver Laurel Leaf, Germany’s highest award following World Cup win

Great honour: #silver #laurel #leaf for our @DFB_Team World Cup victory given to us by our president Joachim Gauck pic.twitter.com/I3AzgncZhv — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) November 10, 2014 It was a busy day for the German national team yesterday, as they first received the Silver Laurel Leaf, before heading off to the premier of the film […]

FIFA official warns of World Cup boycott over racism in Russia

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A FIFA official warned this week that the 2018 World Cup in Russia could be boycotted by black players unless Russian President Vladimir Putin gets tougher on racism.

Michel Platini Says UEFA Could Move Champions League Final for 2022 World Cup

FIFA 's idea for a potential winter World Cup in 2022 continues to gain steam, as UEFA president Michel Platini confirmed on Wednesday Europe's premier football organisation would be willing to alter its schedule to accommodate a potential...Show More Summary

Haas, Price Proud to Captain Presidents Cup Teams

2 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

Drawing players from the far-flung corners of the globe and trying to build a team just days before the Presidents Cup has been a factor in the Internationals' poor record in the event, but 2015 captain Nick Price has a few tricks up his sleeve to change things around.

FIFA apologizes for including Crimea as part of Russia in World Cup promotional video

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

FIFA had to decide whether to offend the Western world or Russian President Vladimir Putin — the world’s governing soccer body chose a little bit of both. After including the disputed area of Crimea in a map of Russia during a World Cup 2018 promotional video earlier this week, FIFA has cut the clip and apologized. […]

Fred Couples says U.S. doesn’t need no stinkin’ Ryder Cup task force

Fred Couples has had a modicum of success directing Tiger Woods and his supporting cast of individual superstars to the winner’s circle, going 3-0 as captain of U.S. Presidents Cup teams. So when Freddie goes all Aaron Rodgers (r-e-l-a-x,...Show More Summary

Cristiano Ronaldo To Be Snubbed For Ballon d’Or? FIFA President And European Press Think World Cup Winner Should Land Prize

Cristiano Ronaldo has been in such scintillating form for the last 18 months that many people believe he is a shoe-in to land the coveted Ballon d’Or award for a second year in a row in January. However a backlash to his apparently inevitable...Show More Summary

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- Max Blumenthal: "Samantha Power, Obama’s Atrocity Enabler"; I am sure many, if not all, will agree with Max's words - Russian President Vladimir Putin: We will have security that is not intrusive for the 2018 World Cup - Both the Associated Press and The Seattle Times are not happy the FBI made a fake news story with their names attached

World Cup 2018 Logo Revealed...in Space

With the dust well and truly settled on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA are already looking ahead to their showpiece event in 2018. President Sepp Blatter is in Russia to see the host nation's progress and to help reveal the tournament's...Show More Summary

Sepp Blatter says Russia and Ukraine would be kept apart at 2018 World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that Russia and Ukraine will be kept apart at the 2018 World Cup should the Ukrainians qualify for the tournament. Blatter is aware of risk of the precarious political situation spilling over onto the pitch in the fashion of the distressing scenes that took place in the recent game […]

Sepp Blatter acknowledges Messi shouldn’t have been given Golden Ball, thinks Neuer deserved it

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has acknowledged that it was an incorrect decision to give Lionel Messi the Golden Ball at the World Cup, an award handed to the tournament’s best player. Messi impressed early in the competition, making a decisive impact in games for Argentina before fading and producing weaker performances with each passing game. […]

Lionel Messi's World Cup Golden Ball Award Was a Mistake, Says Sepp Blatter

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has admitted that awarding Argentina's Lionel Messi the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament at the summer's World Cup was a mistake. The Barcelona superstar received the award after a subdued...Show More Summary

PGA of America fires its president over social media gaffes

The PGA of America impeached its President, Ted Bishop on Friday over a sexist tweet and Facebook post that called out golfer Ian Poulter. In a recent book, Poulter questioned the selections of Ryder Cup captains Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson for this year. Show More Summary

Ted Bishop must resign PGA presidency after 'shocking' Ian Poulter with ‘Lil Girl’ sexist tweet

Ted Bishop has passed his expiration date after the PGA of America president employs a sexist taunt to lash out at Ian Poluter for his recent remarks about Nick Faldo. Ted Bishop, fresh off the debacle of the Ryder Cup, took the level...Show More Summary

PGA President Refers to Poulter as 'Lil Girl'

4 weeks agoSports / Golf : On Par

The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Bae Takes Step Toward Presidents Cup

last monthSports / Golf : On Par

Bae Sang-moon won the first tournament of the PGA Tour season and already is thinking about the last one.

FIFA VP says racism in Russia poses ‘huge challenges’ in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup

Just a week after Brazil’s Hulk and the Congo’s Christopher Samba were the victims of racist insults while playing in Russia, FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb has come out to publicly state: Moscow, we have a problem. “There are huge challenges with Russia,” Webb, who heads FIFA’s anti-racism task force, said to reporters (via the […]

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