San Antonio is 8th AAF franchise; Riley to coach

San Antonio is 8th AAF franchise; Riley to coach

SAN ANTONIO — The Alliance of American Football completed its awarding of franchises Thursday by placing a team in San Antonio. Former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley will be the head coach and former Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl “Moose” Johnston is the general manager. San Antonio is the eighth and final city for The […]

How the world explains football

How the world explains football

Writing in July 2014, moments after Germany beat Argentina in Rio de Janeiro to win the football World Cup, the then editor of The New Republic, and author of the acclaimed book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, Franklin Foer, sounded notes of an impending disaster. “Vladimir Putin loomed at the […]

Olivier Giroud debate: France striker destined to be undervalued

Olivier Giroud debate: France striker destined to be undervalued

Adam Bate Comment and Analysis @ghostgoal France beat Peru 1-0 with Olivier Giroud back in the team Last Updated: 21/06/18 6:30pm Olivier Giroud played his part in France’s 1-0 win over Peru on his return Olivier Giroud seems destined to divide opinion but he showed his value to France again in their 1-0 win over […]

Mile Jedinak's controversial penalty earns Australia draw against Denmark

Mile Jedinak's controversial penalty earns Australia draw against Denmark

Samara is the sixth largest city in Russia and the centre of the country’s space exploration industry. It remains a secretive place, a hangover from when the Soviet Union battled the United States at the cutting edge of technology to send the first human into outer space. It was here that the rocket was built […]

Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia

Gay football player finds acceptance after nearly quitting because of homophobia

Donovan Hillary is proving he can co-exist as a football player and a gay man.  The 22-year-old middle linebacker — a defensive menace with the Winnipeg Rifles junior football team who led his league in tackles last season — felt he had to be honest with himself and his teammates after dealing with depression and contemplating suicide as a closeted athlete.  He […]

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