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Aug 01, 2012 Saudi women going to Games is a sham

QUOTE: Saudi women in general are denied the right to practice sports. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that prevents girls from taking part in sports in government schools.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 23, 2012 Why the NCAA’s Sanctions on Penn State are just dead wrong

QUOTE: The punishment levied by Emmert was nothing less than an extra-legal, extra-judicial imposition into the affairs of a publicly funded campus...Take a step back from the hysteria and just think about what took place: Penn State committed no violations of any NCAA by-laws.

Nov 26, 2011 In Argentina, Violence Is Part of the Soccer Culture

QUOTE: The unrest in part reflects an increasingly violent Argentine society, where street crime has been on the rise. But much of the violence can be traced to hostilities between rival factions of barra bravas, the Argentine version of hooligan fan groups that use fists, firearms and knives, and operate like mini-mafias. They engage in legal and illegal businesses, including selling drugs, often with the cover and complicity of the police, politicians and club officials...

New York Times
Jul 05, 2011 Cheating for Dummies: Your guide to smarter NCAA rule-breaking

QUOTE: The NCAA has what amounts to subpoena power over current athletes and current university employees. That's it. The NCAA's rules don't apply to anyone else. That opens an almost infinite array of cheating opportunities completely undetectable by the NCAA's enforcement cops. If you get caught cheating, you got caught because you're incredibly stupid.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jun 29, 2011 Three Straights and You’re Out in Gay Softball League

QUOTE: The case has also escalated into a flashpoint in organized gay sports. Sports leagues that exclude members based on sexual orientation — which is generally legal — are watching how the courts address the vexing question at the heart of this dispute: how should a group determine who qualifies as gay?

New York Times