Belgium soon embarks on its 2022 World Cup qualifiers, with a realistic goal of winning the tournament. For decades, the aim wasn't nearly as high.
Beijing 2022 presents the IOC with yet another chance to do the right thing. History doesn't suggest it will take it.
Not too long ago, Jose Mourinho was the big-named, ballyhooed new manager at a London giant. But love is fleeting at the top of the Premier League.
If you were wondering when, exactly, the economic hardship inflicted by COVID-19 would hamstring the sport, the answer is now.
The report was framed in a suspect manner, because Messi's value is absolutely commensurate with what the club is paying him.
COVID-19 is still raging across Europe. Instead of responsibly planning to curtail the pandemic's impact as much as possible, UEFA plugged its ears and went "lalalalala."
The pandemic has caused some clubs to flirt with demise. Barcelona, as rich and admired as it is, should not be one of them.
When the Blues hired Lampard, they finally seemed to acknowledge they needed a vast rebuild. Then he won anyway, and their short-termism roared back to life.
The breakaway league feels inevitable, and without all the stars who'd play in it, FIFA would be staging a tournament full of B players in the summer. Good luck with that.