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Female athletes are treated horrible. The lack of investment in professional leagues has marginalized them for decades. Even now that there are professional leagues, it’s not as if they are promoted properly. This is starting to change with the WNBA, in no small part because these women are brave leaders in the fight for social […]

Maradona

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On November 25, 2020

Let’s just say that Maradona never did seem like a guy who was going to live to see 90. But he surely was one of the greatest players who ever played the world’s most popular game.

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This is the grave of Malcolm Glazer. Born in Rochester in 1928 to Jewish immigrant parents, Glazer grew up fairly poor, working in his father’s watch repair shop. Ambitious though, he took his watch repair skills, worked for the military, and saved his money. He then began investing in real estate. He became the suburban […]

The Modern Mandela

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On December 28, 2015

Above: Ousted FIFA president Sepp Blatter Sepp Blatter is a man who works strictly in subtlety. But for Blatter, a man who makes Donald Trump seem modest and reticent, this is a moment to preen. Holdi

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Even when female athletes become national heroes, as which happened with the U.S. soccer team, they receive second-class citizenship compared to male athletes. This isn’t just in pay or television exposure. It’s in working conditions. Whereas the U.S. men’s team flat refuses to play on artificial turf and grass is placed down when they play […]
1200 dead workers building World Cup projects in Qatar so far. This compares to just a handful of workers dying for other major sporting events in recent years, even in relatively poor nations like Brazil, China, and South Africa. Note that we are 7 years out from the actual event.

World Cup Labor

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On November 8, 2014

That Qatar World Cup is really setting a new standard for labor rights: Thousands of migrant labourers from North Korea are toiling for years on construction sites in Qatar for virtually no pay – in

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