So, the idea of the World Cup "coming home" has decidedly shaky historical roots. Sure, England invented the modern game, but it hasn't always wanted to share it with the rest of the international community. And England, founders of the footballing faith, has won only one major international football tournament in its entire history – which was at home, with referees in close attendance. So maybe its time for England to convert all this heady optimism into actually getting its hands on the darned cup, squirrel it home, and pull up the drawbridge. … [Read more...] about England fans sing ‘football’s coming home’ – but where is ‘home’ really?
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An avid Alabama football (he was born in Dothan, Ala.) and Duke basketball fan (he moved to North Carolina in 1991, the year Duke claimed its first basketball title under Krzyzewski), Walker has discussed his bill with several former players, including former Duke basketball star and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, an outspoken critic of the current system. … [Read more...] about NCAA must allow players to profit from name and image, NC Republican’s new bill says
I think another issue that I foresee for Manziel is a potential loss of endorsement deals. Manziel currently has a major endorsement deal with Nike and it’s very possible that he could lose that deal, and other deals, if a morals clause is exercised that could void the contract. A morals clause, in a nutshell, is a contractual provision that binds a party to behave in a certain way. If a party behaves in a reckless manner that could tarnish the image and reputation of the other party, this is a breach of the morals clause and this could be enough grounds to suspend or even terminate the contract. Here, the argument could be made that Johnny Manziel’s reckless, immature, and potentially criminal behavior could cost him millions of dollars in endorsements if his deals contain morals clauses, depending on how those clauses are negotiated in the first place. Cari Grieb, a partner at Chapman and Cutler, told Law Newz that morals … [Read more...] about Troubled Football Star Johnny Manziel Will Likely Play Again
During the 1950s and 1960s, Jerusalem absorbed many of the Jews who emigrated en masse from Arab and Muslim countries – people who, in Israel today, are called “Mizrahim.” These immigrants, especially those from Northern Africa, often found themselves looked down upon, discriminated against, and relegated to the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder and the margins of the political system. Those who didn’t belong to the ruling Mapai party suffered from additional discrimination in employment and housing. … [Read more...] about The right-wing origins of the Jerusalem soccer team that wants to add ‘Trump’ to its name
Some major clubs' support bases still include organized far-right groups. That includes Zenit, where football tournaments organized among hardcore fans include several teams with names referencing white nationalist ideology. One of the more successful teams is simply called "White Power," with a cartoon mascot in a Ku Klux Klan hood. … [Read more...] about Black Soccer Player Details Racial Abuse in Russia Ahead of World Cup