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‘Just inviting a heart attack’: A quest to reverse the African jinx at the World Cup

Friday's match pits the robber against the robbed in what's been called "the biggest robbery in World Cup history."

On Dec 1, 2022 by Chidinma Iwu

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In an era of soccer cynicism, a legendary European club partners with a resort chain in Curacao to teach kids and clean the ocean

On Nov 25, 2022 by Kristi Eaton

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How the arrest of a South African rugby star bared racist fangs of the sport’s fans

South African rugby star Elton Jantjies' arrest highlighted online tensions reflective of the nation's Apartheid past.

On Nov 3, 2022 by Ray Mwareya

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‘We’re not gonna take it’: Designers and jersey merchants go online, offering USMNT fans a better way to rep at the World Cup

People don't like the jerseys Nike created for the U.S. team going to the World Cup. A few of them decided they'd just make their own.

On Oct 27, 2022 by Phil West

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‘Eat my d*ck you a**hole’: Everyone wants Ted Cruz to go to a World Series game in Philly after New Yorkers heckle him

'Pray like you've never prayed before.'

On Oct 24, 2022 by David Covucci

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How online betting will change the World Cup experience for fans

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will feel a little bit different to American sports fans. You can bet on it. Literally.

On Oct 21, 2022 by Ian Quillen

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Allen Iverson’s classic A5 ad is a lesson on how not to other Black culture

The Jadakiss-assisted clip is one of the first examples of basketball embracing Black culture in a way that wasn’t watered down. The game's still catching up.

On Sep 21, 2022 by Gerald Nesmith

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A professional cheerleader noticed women’s sports highlights were leftovers. She decided to change things

HighlightHER and the power of representation.

On Sep 15, 2022 by Alex Tzelnic

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‘When you’re the only girl on the team and try to fit in’: Woman tries to relate to male co-workers talking about the NFL during work call

‘That’s what I meant, yeah.’

On Aug 15, 2022 by Linda Hamilton

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‘So embarrassing for the parents. Good for the ump’: Parents get into fight with umpire at children’s baseball game

'The game's for your kid. You want to argue balls and strikes in a little league game?'

On Jun 9, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘The lady is pretty so Karens start complaining’: Woman allegedly gets escorted out of baseball game after dancing in front of crowd, having accidental nip slip

'It's a baseball game not a funeral.'

On Jun 8, 2022 by Maria Poggi

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Life after sports: The challenging transition from pro athlete to normal person

Without their sport at the center of everything they do, retired professional athletes risk losing their sense of purpose and self-identity.

On Apr 28, 2022 by John Scott Lewinski

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How an early internet niche created a new generation of lucha libre fans

'It changed the entirety of wrestling culture as we know it.'

On Apr 21, 2022 by Danny Acosta

New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson, left, and Orlando Magic's Ignas Brazdeikis battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Orlando, Fla

‘We here’: How Knicks superfans forged a new era of coverage for their favorite team

'To have this voice, as an African American, and that influence, means everything to me.'

On Apr 10, 2022 by Lee Escobedo

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It’s time for UFC to address its racism problem

White fighters are leveraging far-right talking points for attention, as combat sports faces an identity crisis.

On Mar 31, 2022 by Elliot Sang