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International Patriots Fans Are Unhappy With Tom Brady’s Deflategate Punishment

Patriots fans around the world are outraged over Tom Brady's Deflategate punishment.

Best Defense

If you weren’t pissed off at the NFL by now, you will be when you read this

You know all those “salute to the troops” stuff thrown up on football scoreboards? It turns out that the NFL charges for at least some of them. And we’re the chumps footing the bill.


Cambodian PM Says He Won’t Pay Up on $5,000 Mayweather v. Pacquiao Bet

The comment is somewhat startling given that the Cambodian government forbids its citizens from gambling.


Why Are Arabic Soccer Commentators So Damn Good?

Love, joy, Ben Arfa and the search for the perfect “GOOOOOOOOOOOOL.”


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Tea Leaf Nation

When Rugby Meets Mardi Gras, With a Dash of Davos

Mainland Chinese tourists are eschewing the island city for friendlier ports, but at least Hong Kong’s still got the Sevens.


Soccer Is the Continuation of Putin’s War By Other Means

Organizers have done their best to keep Russia and Ukraine from facing off against one another in Europe’s second-biggest soccer tournament. But they may not be able to keep them apart for much longer.


Can Anyone Stop the World Cup in Qatar?

Workers have died by the hundreds constructing the emirate's soccer fantasy land, and still FIFA is intent on keeping the tournament there. Here’s a not-so-crazy alternative.

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