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Real Life, Sports

The NFL Is Signing Criminals, But Kaepernick Is Still a Free Agent

We’re coming up on the third week in the NFL regular season and there are more examples of corruption facing the league than ever. During Monday Night Football on Sep. 17, the Chicago Bears faced the Seattle Seahawk. Although the Bears came out on top with a 24-17 victory, that wasn’t what caught the attention of most fans. The spotlight was on linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who was starting on the Seahawks defense. The same man

International

Yes, French People of Color Are Allowed To Celebrate the World Cup

A few weeks ago, on the 11th of July 2018, during a G20 meeting in Hamburg (Germany), Emmanuel Macron, the very young French president known for his respect and his tact towards his fellow African colleagues had the audacity to think that, after 3 diplomatic trips to Africa, he had found the reasons that prevent the continent to develop itself. Therefore, it is not without condescension  that Macron explained that the continent suffers from a

Op-ed

Opinion: the World Cup is Not Just About Soccer

The 2018 FIFA World Cup began yesterday night on July 14, and with it started one of my favorite times of the year. Although this year my country did not qualify, watching international football championships will always be interesting for a series of factors that go well beyond the game itself. As a European, football (or soccer) was always a big deal. On Sunday afternoons, every town in Italy would stop for a few hours, just

International

Pakistani Athlete Opens Up About Mistreatment And Lack Of Representation

Abiha Haider is a young Pakistani currently serving as a member of women’s national football team in Pakistan. In one of her recent Facebook posts, she has opened up about the lack of representation for players like herself in the media and about celebrities appropriating their positions in the name of publicity. The sector of sports in Pakistan is still in its developing stages and international-level athletes must struggle at every stage to be able

Sports

Footballs Made in Pakistan To Be Used in FIFA World Cup 2018

Sialkot is Pakistan’s 12th most heavily populated city. It is situated in the east of the province of Punjab. The success story of Sialkot diligences is grounded on the incomparable talent and craftsmanship of home-grown wage earner. It is amongst the most technologically-advanced regions of the country and is also regarded as to be a much rather prosperous zone in comparison with other cities of South Asia. All over the world, the city of Sialkot

Real Life

So What If the NCAA Starts Paying Athletes?

On Monday night, college football fans everywhere watched the College Football Playoff National Championship game between Alabama and Georgia took off at 8:15 eastern standard time, to await the winner of the SEC. Taking place in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the city of Atlanta could see an estimated profit of $100 million from this single game. Though this is good for the city of Atlanta, the athletes playing this game who have a less than

Real Life

Researchers Diagnose Aaron Hernandez With CTE Seven Months After Death

Aaron Hernandez, a former football player for the New England Patriots, was diagnosed with CTE a few days ago after being deceased for seven months. On April 19, 2017, Hernandez had hanged himself in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusettes. He had been given a life sentence in 2015 after being convicted of first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd, which happened back in 2013.  With the arrest, Hernandez was forced to leave

Politics

Taking the Knee Is So Much Bigger Than Football

This past Sunday night was defined not by football but by the debate of what it means to truly be an American and what values are most important, questioning stances on civil rights and freedom of speech. As a result of Donald Trump’s attack on sports, specifically, the National Football League, athletes across the country took a stand (or knee) on their morals in front of the entire nation. “There is no doubt this is

Op-ed

Watch As This Terminally Ill 5 Year Old Fulfills His Dream

The professional sporting industry has rarely been viewed as a spearhead for community and bringing people together. However, 5 year old Bradley Lowery and his story have been embraced by the British soccer scene, giving everyone something to smile about, no matter which team they support. Having been diagnosed with neuroblastoma at just 18 months, Bradley Lowery was one of around just 100 cases of his kind each year in the UK. Initially overcoming the tumour, he unfortunately went into remission before relapsing in 2016, given just months

Asia

Mohd Faiz Subri: The First Asian Footballer to Win Best Goal at FIFA Football Awards

Football, or soccer in some places, has been a part of Malaysian culture for as long as most can remember, dominating household televisions and captivating the eyes of all in living rooms and dinner tables where people gather to watch matches with their friends. Instead, on January 9th 2017, an entire village gathered to watch, not a game, but one of their own nab the Puskás award at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. On Monday

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