“My father and I—both stolid men—have always communed through baseball. Sports are and always will be a way in which men connect and speak the unspoken, articulate our ineffable emotions.”
A shock to most, Germany’s dismantling of Brazil in the World Cup explains why they have a legion of fans in China.
Johnnie Jae debunks the idea it’s only white-guilt motivating the change of the Washington team name, and promises that Native folks like herself won’t give up.
This 6 second video highlights the “greatest World Cup performance of this century, complete with all seven of Germany’s goals.”
What happens when very different nations come together to play the world’s favorite game? Jamie Reidy learns about peace-building from a few soccer-loving American service members
Frances Danger calls attention to a controversial blogger.
There couldn’t be a better example of sportsmanship than what happened on Friday at the World Cup.
Michelle Wie’s critics forgot all along that she was only a young person struggling with the same issues all young people struggle with, namely becoming an adult. Now that she has, Liam Day believes she could be on the brink of the greatness every assumed for her when she was 13.
There are many parallels between the FIFA World Cup and parenting life. Here are 8 ways the World Cup and parenting are exactly alike. Yes, diving is involved.
American mid-fielder Michael Bradley says soccer is a man’s game. Kozo Hattori argues that shouldn’t preclude showing vulnerability or admitting that criticism hurts.
Yes, Chris Algieri is Italian-American and the unlikely new WBO Light Welterweight champion, but he is also a fighter, not a brawler and that, says Kevin Duffy, is what boxing badly needs more of.
A master of the modern phenomenon of trolling, Ann Coulter knew what she wrote would get her name tweeted thousands of times and posted on Facebook hundreds of thousands more.
Several studies appear to show quite noticeable associations between hosting and performance at World Cups and suicide rates.
Is soccer getting tons of media play because of affluent white people deciding they need to appear educated and culturally literate?
Mikhaile Savary argues that Jurgen Kilnsmann, the man charged with changing the culture of American soccer, must understand that he cannot change the culture of Americans.
From individual signature moves to team dances, goal celebrations have become almost as exciting as the goals themselves.