Hours after FIFA’s spokesman reasoned that a “presumption of innocence” required keeping the group’s officials arrested in a corruption dragnet in their positions, the international soccer governing body reversed itself and banned eleven people from involvement in the game.
FIFA characterizes Wednesday morning’s corruption arrests of its officials as “the consequences of what we initiated.” But the international governing body for soccer refuses to initiate consequences or for the FIFA officials arrested thus far.
To say that Walter De Gregorio’s presser exuded a Kevin Bacon, remain-calm-all-is-well vibe would be understating matters.
FIFA insists that despite the corruption arrests of more than a dozen officials and businessmen associated with the group, Russia and Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups as planned.
FIFA plans to hold an election this Friday for its highest office despite the arrest of officials of the soccer governing body in a corruption investigation.
The Houston Rockets finally ended their drought against the Golden State Warriors. And then the skies opened.
“Touch ‘em all” means a home run. “Touch ‘em all” also means, well, touch ‘em all.
Michael Sam transitioned from the SEC to the NFL as the most celebrated seventh-round pick in football history. Should he transition from the CFL to the NFL, he will have succeeded in navigating the road less traveled.
The University of North Carolina Tar Heels won three NCAA men’s basketball titles as their players cheated their way to eligibility. The academic misconduct of players past may turn the dreams of a 2016 NCAA title of players present into a nightmare.
Fight fans watch one of the most stacked cards in recent mixed-martial arts history tonight on pay-per view. But before they see UFC 187’s main card, viewers hear the less-recent noise of nu metal.
Daniel Cormier takes on Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the UFC light heavyweight championship on Saturday night. In other words, the winner claims the title of “second best.”
James Joyce, the umpire and not the novelist, ejected Will Smith, the relief pitcher and not the actor, from Thursday night’s Atlanta Braves-Milwaukee Brewers game.
Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. His neck tattoo begged to differ.
Cris “Cyborg” Santos has called out Ronda Rousey for a match. Now she’s calling her out the SI covergirl for being a mean girl.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected the suggestion Wednesday of a quid pro quo between himself and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Four years after largely negating kickoffs by moving them forward, the NFL has enlivened point-after touchdown (PAT) attempts by moving them backward.
Fourteen losing franchises converged on the Midtown Hyatt Ballroom in Manhattan to discover the order of the NBA Draft. The biggest loser emerged as the biggest winner.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced that his team will “accept reluctantly” the punishments inflicted upon it by the NFL in the wake of the Wells Report.
The New England Patriots and the NFL pursue “back-channel conversations” to resolve the standoff between the league and the team on punishment over Deflategate, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Not a single free man sought to escape the North to enslave himself in the South during the short history of the Underground Railroad. On Monday, a linebacker who dubbed his time with the New England Patriots “4 years a slave” re-signed with his former master.
The last time Dan Jennings managed a baseball team, George Michael’s “One More Try” ruled the pop charts. More than a quarter-century later, the Miami Marlins general manager wants to give the dugout one more try.
Under Armour has removed a t-shirt based on the iconic Joe Rosenthal photograph showing a half-dozen servicemen planting the American Flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi.
The NFL Players Association has come out swinging on behalf of its most famous member.
Notre Dame standout Pat Connaughton out-leaped everyone at the NBA Combine on Thursday. Caucasians, rejoice! White men, or at least one white man, can indeed jump.
The NFL, defying the stated wishes of its players’ association, announced late Thursday night that Commissioner Roger Goodell will personally hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension.