Originally published on Thu December 18, 2014 10:22 am
Soccer's governing body is meeting Thursday in Morocco, a day after the American lawyer, who spent two years investigating allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the World Cup, quit in protest at how FIFA handled his report.
Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 10:29 am
Sports Illustrated named its sportsman of the year the other day, Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants, which reminded me once again that you only hear the word "sportsman" anymore about the time when Sports Illustrated names its Sportsman of the Year. The term seems so archaic that it would be as if Time magazine annually chose a Gentleman of the Year.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:17 pm
Today, like every Sunday in the fall, millions of Americans are tuning in to watch some of the country's most popular sport: football.
And for several million of them, your regular ol' football game isn't fast-paced enough: They're tuning in to NFL RedZone.
NFL RedZone is the frenetic channel run by the NFL Network that, for seven hours straight, switches between football games in an endeavor to show every single score of as many as 12 simultaneous games.
University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the winner of this year's Heisman Trophy by a landslide. It's the first win for the Ducks.
The Associated Press reports:
"A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into his junior the season as the favorite to win the Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony into a foregone conclusion.