Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium typically plays host to the NFL’s New England Patriots, but on Tuesday it was the site of a friendly between two of the world’s top soccer teams: Portugal and Brazil. In addition to sharing a native tongue, the countries also share high hopes for the 2014 World Cup.
An excerpt from ” The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption, and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India” by James Astill.
Zach Lowe’s proposal to cut NBA games by eight minutes seems like a simple enough solution for shortening games. But the change could have indirect consequences on player salaries and the league standings.
The IOC wrapped up its 125th session this week in Argentina. Boston Globe Olympic correspondent John Powers stops by to chat with Bill Littlefield about the reinstatement of wrestling, the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Games, and much more.
This weekend, the Lords of the Rings will decide the site of the 2020 Summer Olympics. Bill Littlefield has been following the competition to host the competition.
Only A Game’s Charlie Schroeder found himself trapped in a room on the 10th floor of a Hong Kong high-rise. Since November, 30,000 people have willingly put themselves in the same position. Schroeder searches to find out why.
In his new book ‘The Sports Gene,’ David Epstein investigates the role genetics plays in forming elite athletes. His research took him all over the world and he shares some of his discoveries with Doug Tribou.
For one week, a youth baseball camp in Nicaragua gives kids a glimpse of a better future, while teaching them confidence and teamwork. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman has the story.
Nick Pugliese’s post-grad plans took an unusual turn when he quit his job at a telecommunications company to join a professional soccer club in Afghanistan. Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Grant Wahl shares Nick’s story with Bill Littlefield.
In September, the IOC will vote to add wrestling, baseball/softball, or squash to the 2020 Olympic program. The Lords of the Rings had hoped to add a new sport to the Games, but The Boston Globe’s John Powers tells Bill Littlefield that they’re likely to bow to pressure and reinstate wrestling instead.