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...

NBA Star Listens to His “Mom’s Music”

February 22, 2019

There’s a long, culturally complex relationship between basketball, race, music and the American way of life. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. When not reporting on events that take place in the arena, stadium, ring or on the court, national sports media in the US occasionally invites us...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Is Tennis an “Industry”?

January 26, 2018

Playing in the hot Australian summer, Djokovic says tennis is more of a business than a sport. Former world number one Novak Djokovic came back from six months off the tennis circuit due to an elbow injury to play the Australian Open at the start of the new season. The first of four grand slam...

Saudi Projects “Change” Amid Rio Olympics

August 07, 2016

Women’s sports are likely to be a key test of Saudi Arabia’s ability to tackle its social, political and economic challenges with Vision 2030. Saudi Arabia is projecting miniscule steps to reverse decades of denial of women’s sporting rights as evidence of significant changes in the...

Qatar’s Surprising Transfer of Power: How Will Tamim Rule?

July 02, 2013

Will Qatar's peaceful and voluntary change of leadership set a new precedent in the Gulf? The quiet transfer of power in the gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar from its emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, to his son, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, is a significant turning point in the...

Winning or Winning: Just Click!

January 16, 2013

Sport reflects society: as society evolves, sport changes. A part of this evolution is the emergence of a new type of corruption: match-fixing for financial gain in online betting. Over the last two decades, the popularity and impact of sport has grown and been reinforced. Great athletes are today...