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  • Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach
    Careers of Lloyd, Wambach and others come full circle in emotional World Cup win
    Most athletes who have won the gold medal in three consecutive Olympics can walk away from their sports accomplished with no regrets, but for Carli Lloyd, Heather O'Reilly and Shannon Boxx, plus two-time veteran Olympic champions Abby Wambach...
  • A red card call.
    FIFA should consider eleven game officials and reviewable calls
    Wednesday’s ejection of Edinson Cavani during Uruguay’s Copa America 2015 quarterfinals match against Chile was a travesty at many levels. Chile’s Gonzalo Jara not only assaulted Cavani sexually and verbally but then playacted as...
  • Not Neymar's finest hour.
    Copa America 2015: Neymar and FIFA officials
    Wednesday, at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano, in Santiago, Chile, the Colombian National Football Team defeated its opposite from Brazil 1-0 in a Copa America 2015 Group B match. The win put all four contenders in the group on even points...
  • Synchro Swimming at 2013 FINA Championships
    Top athletes add schedule management to professional skills
    Sports fans can watch the Pan American Games even more this year than in 2011. That is because the FINA World Aquatic Championships will start in Kazan, Russia July 24, two days before the closing ceremony for the Pan American Games. The athletes...
  • Blatter and Blatter
    FIFA-funded bomb 'United Passions' grossed less than $1000 in U.S. theaters
    If Sepp Blatter and his cohorts at FIFA thought the release of “United Passions” was going to do them any favors with the public, they were dead wrong. In the midst of a wave of much deserved corruption charges aimed at now-former FIFA...
  • Alex Morgan #13 of US Soccer at BC Place Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.
    Women’s World Cup opens door for FIFA fan PR strategy
    The latest news about reported about FIFA financial misconduct sounds like bad news. Yesterday, Switzerland’s Attorney General Michael Lauber announced that his office has identified 53 suspicious bank transactions from computer data. This...
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Russian official calls for 'international investigation' of the Apollo program
    According to a Tuesday article in the Moscow Times, a spokesman for Russia’s Investigative Committee named Vladimir Markin suggested that an international investigation be mounted into some of the “various murky details surrounding...
  • IOC Executive Board Meeting June 8, 2015 at IOC Headquarters
    Olympic leaders train for marathon to put FIFA storm behind them
    Can Snowboard Big Air compete for attention with the world’s best soccer teams playing in multi-billion dollar national stadiums? No. It has not happened and it won’t happen.This week, the realities of sports promotion are colliding...
  • FIFA film fails
    FIFA film 'United Passions' sees exactly two visitors to LA premiere
    FIFA has struggled in the headlines recently. With several international investigations, led by the United States and Switzerland, into allegations of corruption and bribery throughout the organization and President Sepp Blatter’s...
  • Sr Niang Ming (center) Meets with International Olympic Committee Executive Board Members June 2015
    FIFA tests sports leaders’ strength in crisis management
    A gripping drama is unfolding in the sports world. Swiss prosecutors have teamed with the US Department of Justice to find and arrest a target list of fourteen suspects working for FIFA. The suspects are alleged to have gained from millions of...
  • World Cup Soccer inspired cocktails
    Goal, score with cocktails that cheer on Women’s World Cup Soccer
    Every few years, soccer enthusiasts are glued to their television screens, laptops and smart devices to cheer on every goal during the Women’s World Cup Soccer. While the signature “goal” announcement can bring jubilation, a...
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    FIFA and Town of Sweden Scandals Have Things in Common
    There are a lot of similarities between the FIFA scandal that broke last month and the scandals that have plagued the Town of Sweden.FIFA is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the governing body of worldwide soccer.On May 27,...
  • FIFA Women's World Cup training at Richcraft Recreation Complex on June 2, 2015 in Ottawa, Canada.
    FIFA tumult shows sports sponsorship is no slam dunk
    The FIFA Women’s World Cup starts this Saturday, June 6, when host country Canada challenges China in Edmonton. Tickets are available from Show Time Tickets and other professional sports sales organizations – but FIFA’s own...
  • Aaron Davidson court
    FIFA scandal will hit Scorpions
    The scandal that is engulfing FIFA could well come to hit San Antonio, with NASL President, Aaron Davidson also part of the indictment that saw FIFA President Sepp Blatter announce his intent to resign. This brings San Antonio Scorpions in to the...
  • Sepp Blatter resigns FIFA presidency
    Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president
    Tuesday, in Zurich, Switzerland, FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, suddenly resigned less than four days after having been elected to a fifth term at the helm of world football. He provided no verifiable reasons for his departure during his one-man...
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