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 w
What will Americans who look down on sports except for embracing the single most corrupt and nationalistic sport on the planet do during the World Cup?
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 televisi
Sigh: In the Women’s World Cup, the USA soccer team took the championship against Japan on Sunday—just not with their pocketbooks. In fact, they are being paid 40 times less than their male counte
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 Br
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
The group draws for Brazil 2014, which starts next week, are not quite balanced, and I’m writing my usual ill-advised predictions for the group stages. As I wrote in December, there was much whi
The following is a guest contribution by Gordon Sparks, who has been broadcasting Plymouth Argyle’s matches for thirty years. Gordon’s been an on-air presenter with the BBC since 2001, and