It's World Cup playoff time, and teams are trying to snag the final few berths for next year's tournament in Brazil. Ireland is out of it, but Iceland is still in contention. And as Irish fan Eion Conlon says, "It's only one letter difference. It's like we're brothers."
The Washington Redskins face growing demands to change their team's nickname, which many Native Americans say is offensive. The public debate is also putting pressure on other teams, like the Edmonton Eskimos, that also use native imagery.
Unless athletic authorities want to take on all conditions that might result in an unfair advantage — biological, genetic, social or otherwise — it seems arbitrary to focus on testosterone in female athletes, a scholar writes.
Soccer produces a fair number of concussions — not nearly as many as football, but as many as baseball, basketball, softball and wrestling combined. A new effort to help that will see youth prohibited, or limited, from using headers.
This year's World Cup has brought fandom and ad-dom together in a way never before seen before. Companies have created a barrage of commercials that are more similar to action-packed movies than what you might see in your nightly sitcoms.