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FIFA President Sepp Blatter holds a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, FIFA president for 17 years and only reelected days ago, said a special congress would be called to elect a successor. AFP PHOTO / VALERIANO DI DOMENICO        (Photo credit should read VALERIANO DI DOMENICO/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA, the IOC and NCAA: The Hunger Games

FIFA, the IOC, and NCAA all profit from ugliness in sport, but nothing is more venal than punishing the young for their innocence, vigor, and beauty.


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Pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne passes away at 89

Verne Gagne, a legendary pro wrestler and one of the last great wrestling promoters of the 20th century passed away last night. He was 89. Born February 26, 1926 in Robbinsale, Minnesota, it was clear that young Laverne Clarence Gagne would be a sports star. In high school, it was difficult to see which sport it would be. He was…


RFK Stadium, 2001

Last of the Dinosaurs: RFK Stadium and American Soccer

For the first time last week, I did something that all North American soccer fans should do.  I attended an MLS rivalry match in a historic venue, one that has seen more meaningful soccer played in it than any of the new, shiny MLS 3.0 Soccer Specific Stadiums™. It is a place both celebrated and derided, even by the fans…


Virginia Tech v North Carolina

Legendary Coach Dean Smith Passes away at 83

The basketball world is saddened to learn of the passing of legendary coach Dean Smith.  Smith was 83 years old.  Best known for his time coaching the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, where he led the school to two National Championships, Smith also coached the Olympic Gold Medal winning United States team in 1976, and was a member of…


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Worst Canadian Sports Decisions of All-Time

Why didn’t the Seahawks hand off the ball to Marshawn Lynch? Why did they throw the ball? That is something many of us will be asking for a long, long time. It was a head scratching moment in sports history and that moment has inspired this article, where we look at some of the head scratching moments in sports history….


Winterwport/Eishockey: World Cup of Hockey 2004

World Cup of Hockey Shouldn’t Replace the Olympics

With a new version of the World Cup of Hockey coming in 2016, Gary Bettman will try to use this tournament to replace the Olympics. Find out why he’s wrong.


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There Will Never Be Another Dominator Like Dominik Hasek

There will never be another goaltender like Dominik Hasek; I’m quite confident. And I was lucky enough to have watched and witnessed “The Dominator” in the prime of his NHL career as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. When the Sabres raised Hasek’s blue and yellow number 39 to the rafters of the First Niagara Center earlier this week, I…


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