• Everyone needs to stop hating on Paul Pogba
    FC Yahoo

    Everyone needs to stop hating on Paul Pogba

    Suffice to say, it’s been a rough few days for Paul Pogba. The world’s most expensive player put in an entirely underwhelming performance in Manchester United’s draw with Liverpool on Sunday, offering little distribution and giving away a bizarre penalty

  • AFCON 2017: Host Gabon on verge of exit
    CNN

    AFCON 2017: Host Gabon on verge of exit

    (CNN)"Pressure and I are like husband and wife," Gabon coach Jose Antonio Camacho once said. After Gabon's opening day draw with minnow Guinea-Bissau, anything other than a win against Burkina Faso would make qualification for the knockout stage unlikely. Despite a spirited second-half effort, Wednesday's 1-1 draw means the host nation will be watching the late match between Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau with a keen eye. With that must-win nature of the match in mind Gabon started brightly.

  • Troubling Evidence of Implicit Racial Bias in MLS Refereeing
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    Troubling Evidence of Implicit Racial Bias in MLS Refereeing

    People of different races receive varying treatment, whether conscious or subconscious, in areas as diverse as prison sentencing, school discipline, and tipping. It appears this varying treatment also extends to the on-field actions of MLS players. This conclusion of varying player treatment by race comes from a review of 2016 regular season fouls and disciplinary data from the MLS website. The MLS 2016 regular season data shows black players were 14% more likely to be called for fouls than their non-black counterparts. The higher incidence of fouls conceded takes into account minutes played and was consistent for defenders, midfielders, and forwards. Black players were also more than twice as