Getting Ready for a World Without Sports

March 17, 2020

A week ago, it would have been unthinkable. Now it’s materialized — a world without sports. The calendar still shows Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics, a world heavyweight title fight and the Tour de France, among others. But these events are under threat. Already, the NBA has canceled games in...

The Gulf Wants to Buy the English Premier League

May 30, 2019

The rush to buy English football clubs is, at least in part, the latest round in the Gulf crisis. The bitter rift between Qatar and its Saudi and Emirati-led detractors could spill onto the pitches of English football. A flurry of reports suggest that the Gulf rivals are seeking to buy big-name...

From Violent Peasants to Megastars: The History of Football

June 15, 2014

Football has never had it so good, but questions remain as to the game’s future direction. With the FIFA World Cup underway, there are many out there who have no idea about the history of this long-loved sport. If you love football, you’re probably only aware of its history from recent...