Only Sterling Jenkins Until Penn State Football

Only Sterling Jenkins Until Penn State Football

We are just 76 days away from the start of the 2018 Penn State football season, which means it’s Sterling Jenkins day. The big offensive tackle from Baldwin, Pa. was a highly touted part of James Franklin’s first full recruiting class in 2015, committing on the same day as current Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush. […]

Don Criqui, Allen Pinkett out as Notre Dame football changes its radio voices

Don Criqui, Allen Pinkett out as Notre Dame football changes its radio voices

Notre Dame football will have a new voice this season. Make that two of them. Longtime Irish football national radio analyst Allen Pinkett confirmed Saturday evening that ND’s new multimedia partner, JMI Sports, will not retain the 54-year-old former Irish All-America running back, nor play-by-play man Don Criqui for the network broadcasts. “I spoke with […]

Iran: Football World Cup, female fans and Saudi Arabian rivalry

Iran: Football World Cup, female fans and Saudi Arabian rivalry

Follow Al Jazeera’s coverage of the World Cup 2018 here. Tehran, Iran – In an Iranian home, four friends sat together to watch the opening game of World Cup 2018 between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. It did not take long to see who they supported as, for many Iranian fans, regional political rivalries are […]

West Ham: Mario Husillos named new director of football

West Ham: Mario Husillos named new director of football

Husillos left his role as Malaga’s sporting director last week West Ham have appointed Mario Husillos as the club’s new director of football. The Argentine, 59, joins the Hammers on a three-year deal after fulfilling the same role at Malaga, where he previously worked with new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini. Husillos will assume responsibility […]

Can Morocco win hosting rights for the 2026 football World Cup?

Can Morocco win hosting rights for the 2026 football World Cup?

Morocco will be hoping to upset the odds and bag hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup when voting takes place at the FIFA Congress. The World Cup looks set to head to North America for the fourth time as the joint bid by Mexico, US and Canada is favourite to succeed Qatar as hosts for […]

Football in Crimea: the club split in two by Russia's invasion

Football in Crimea: the club split in two by Russia's invasion

When Russia won the right to host this year’s World Cup in 2010, Tavria Simferopol were in Ukraine’s top division. The club’s “ultras” – hardcore fans – sang patriotic songs, and nursed fond memories of Tavria’s biggest triumph: when the club won independent Ukraine’s first Premier League title in 1992. Eight years later, as the […]

Five books about football: Richard Williams chooses his favourites

Five books about football: Richard Williams chooses his favourites

More than any other sport, football combines the ugly and the beautiful, the venal and the transcendent. It transforms small-time chisellers into millionaires while enabling the children of shanty towns and remote villages to express their innate gifts on a global stage. In the last big match of the 2017-18 European season, both its faces […]

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