The 2014 FIFA World Cup, hosted by five-time gold trophy winner Brazil, is just around the corner. Ahead of the June 12 kick off, we reached out to PRI’s The World editor/reporter William Troop for some pointers on the month of matches. Continue reading
Despite criticism for a lack of transparency and allegations of corruption, the ethics head of FIFA announced Monday he would not review new evidence of corruption surrounding Qatar’s winning bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Continue reading
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to pay a record $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers from Shelly Sterling, wife of disgraced owner Donald Sterling, who was banned from the league for making racist comments. The deal now awaits approval by the rest of the NBA owners. Hari Sreenivasan takes a closer look at the numbers with Rob Gloster of Bloomberg Businessweek. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is a lover of games played on hard courts, baseball diamonds and in 10-yard increments. His two daughters are active in sports and, like many parents with children on athletic teams, he worries about their safety.
But unlike many of those parents, Obama is uniquely positioned to help address the concerns.
At the White House on Thursday, Obama hosted a summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others to call attention to the issue of youth sports concussions. Continue reading
The next Olympics to be awarded is the 2022 Winter Games. But unlike bids of the past, these games might not go to the highest bidding city, but rather, the last one standing. The city of Krakow, Poland, withdrew its … Continue reading
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to allow his estranged wife Shelly Sterling negotiate the team’s sale, ESPN reports. The National Basketball Association banned Donald Sterling from the league for life after an audio recording revealed he made … Continue reading
Just over sixty years ago this week 25-year-old British runner Roger Bannister did what many athletes, and even doctors, had deemed impossible. He broke the four-minute mile. Bannister reflects on the barrier he somehow knew was psychological not physical. Continue reading
A South African duo have become the first people to row from Africa to the U.S. across the Atlantic Ocean, all without a support team. Riaan Manser, a professional adventurer, and his partner Vasti Geldenhuys arrived in Miami, Florida, around midday. The pair’s epic journey began in Agadir, Morocco last December. Continue reading
Racist comments attributed to Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, have left NBA owners and players scrambling to determine the best course of action. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated and Kenneth Shropshire of the University of Pennsylvania to weigh the league’s options, and how punishment could backfire. Continue reading
“It is one thing to be told how to train and what to do in the pitch, how to pace yourself, how to get the final kick, but it’s another to be told that you are a winner and to be believed in,” says Rita Jeptoo, who won the Boston Marathon women’s race for the third time on Monday. Continue reading