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Jason Collins: FIFA 'Cannot' Give World Cup to Russia or Qatar, 'Period'

13 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former NBA player Jason Collins blasted FIFA's plans to host the upcoming 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar, respectively. Said Collins to BBC World Service's program Sportsworld: "If you're a governing body like Fifa you cannot have...

Why We Need to Save FIFA from a Qatar 2022 Disaster

FIFA President Sepp Blatter spent a weekend earlier this year with the emir of Qatar at the Al Bahr palace in Doha. It wasn’t his first visit to the emir’s palace. Since the 2022 World Cup was controversially awarded to Qatar in December 2010, numerous meetings have taken place, modern-day slavery has been exposed and reforms have been promised.

Indonesian football hit with sanctions for qualifiers

Crown ban for World Cup and Asian Cup qualifier against Iraq and home tie against Thailand at neutral venue.

France beat Germany 4-1 to win the U17 European Championships [Video]

French football has a bright future. The country are the current U20 World Cup holders, with Pogba, Varane and Zouma among that squad. Now the latest crop of talent to emerge from the country have just won the U17 European Championships by beating Germany 4-1 in the final. Show More Summary

Milne ruled out of one-day series

20 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Fast bowler Adam Milne has been ruled out of the one-day series against England after failing to recover from the heel injury which ended his World Cup campaign

DeAndre Yedlin Will Not Dislodge Kyle Walker at Tottenham in 2015/16

DeAndre Yedlin is one of the great hopes of the U.S. men's national team. Yedlin burst onto the international scene with his three World Cup substitute appearances and captured the nation's attention after some brilliant individual moments. Linked...Show More Summary

Indy 500 2015: Schedule, TV Info, Drivers to Watch and More

The month of May brought the NBA playoffs, Stanley Cup playoffs and American Pharoah ’s potential run to a Triple Crown, but the sports world’s attention will be focused squarely on the race track Sunday for the 99th running of the Indianapolis...Show More Summary

Why Giovani Dos Santos Is Still a Hugely Exciting Talent for Mexico

Ever since Giovani dos Santos showed his skills at the 2005 U-17 World Cup, it was clear that he was going to be a player to follow. He was just 16 years old at that time and was the only footballer on the team who was not playing on Mexican soil. Show More Summary

Qatar Is Still Using Forced Labor To Build Stadiums

Last year, the Qatari government promised to, uh, get better about using forced labor to build the stadiums and infrastructure it needs to host the World Cup in 2020. But according to a new report from Amnesty International, nothing has changed. Read more...

Abby Wambach, Unconcerned With Broken Records or Nose, Craves World Cup Title

Before her fourth World Cup with the United States, Wambach, 34, chose to leave her N.W.S.L. team, train often on her own and round into form like a boxer for one final bout.

Mexico Doesn’t Know What Makes a Decent Cup of Coffee

Even though Mexico is one of the most important producers of coffee in the world, it's still hard to find a good cup of joe here. But that is beginning to change, thanks to a handful of people who are educating coffee-drinkers and making high-quality coffee.

Conditions Are Not Improving for Qatar's Desperate World Cup Workers

2 days agoNews : Vice News

Amnesty International says despite promises made by Qatar, nothing has changed for the country's migrant workers who experience slave-like conditions in the world's wealthiest country.

USA Shooting Team Just Misses Finals Berth On Day 1 of World Cup USA

FORT BENNING, GEORGIA (May 13, 2015) – The first day of official competition at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Rifle/Pistol World Cup in Fort Benning opened today with medals awarded in the Men’s Air Rifle and Women’s Sport Pistol disciplines. Show More Summary

The final straw: The real reason why Palestine wants Israel out of FIFA

In March, Palestine was supposed to compete in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Doha but was unable to because Israel would not allow the team to leave the Gaza Strip. Even though beach soccer is nowhere near as important or popular as association football, barring an entire team from participating in a tournament was the final straw for the Palestinian Football Association.

Healy optimistic after neck surgery

Ireland prop Cian Healy is confident he will be fit for the Rugby World Cup after his neck surgery was deemed a success.

'Russia & Qatar World Cups wrong'

The first openly gay NBA player says football's World Cup should not be in Russia or Qatar because of their laws on homosexuality.

Visa, Adidas Pressure Qatar on World Cup Labor Abuses as Amnesty Releases Critical Report

An Amnesty International report released Thursday says that Qatar has made no progress toward improving labor conditions for migrant workers in several crucial areas of scrutiny, while statements released Wednesday by 2022 World CupShow More Summary

Fox Sports names three reporters for Women’s World Cup

Fox Sports has added three reporters to their coverage of the Women’s World Cup, and all three names should be familiar to those who watch Fox Sports programming. Julie Stewart-Binks, Jenny Taft, and Grant Wahl will all cover the event for Fox in unique ways, doing more than just standard sideline reporting. Show More Summary

NHL Playoffs 2015: Latest Stanley Cup Scores, Standings and Predictions

The Tampa Bay Lightning appear to have figured out Henrik Lundqvist. The New York Rangers goaltender is one of the best in the world, but the Lightning fired six shots by him for the second game in a row and took Game 3 of the Eastern...Show More Summary

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