Category Archives: Uncategorized

Health Officials Warn Americans To Plan For The Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.

A woman wears a mask in New York out of concern for the newly emerged coronavirus. However, experts say that the commonly worn surgical masks aren’t very effective protection. Mark Lennihan/AP toggle captionMark Lennihan/AP A woman wears a mask in New York out of concern for the newly emerged coronavirus. However, experts say that the […]

U.S. Prosecutors Charge Former Fox Sports Executives in FIFA Bribery Case

Two former Fox Sports executives have been charged with participating in an alleged scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting rights. Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez helped bribe officials at Conmebol, FIFA’s soccer confederation in South America, according to a U.S. grand jury indictment unsealed Monday. The […]

CAF postpones FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers

CAF logo Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has postponed the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers due to COVID-19. A statement issued by CAF said the postponement of the qualifiers was as a result of travel restrictions across the African continent. “Due to travel restrictions across parts of Africa […]

Fake animal news abounds on social media as coronavirus upends life

Photograph by Andrea Pattaro, AFP, Getty Read Caption As the normally bustling canals of Venice became deserted amid pandemic quarantines, viral social media posts claimed swans and dolphins were returning to the waters. It wasn’t true. The canal water, nonetheless, is clearer because of the decrease in boat activity. Photograph by Andrea Pattaro, AFP, Getty […]

Who Are the Victims in FIFA Corruption Scandal?

The alleged corruption inside FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, is ironically tied to the organization’s success at fueling the sport’s growth in far-flung corners of the world over the past few decades, as it pumped millions of dollars into countries struggling to build their youth programs. Those same programs are also considered among the victims […]

Coronavirus Misinformation Is Spreading All Over Social Media

SHARE THIS ARTICLE The new coronavirus roiling financial markets and prompting travel bans is taking on a life of its own on the internet, once again putting U.S.-based social media companies on the defensive about their efforts to curb the spread of false or dangerous information. Researchers and journalists have documented a growing number of […]

DC2026 Conducts Key Next Step in FIFA World Cup Selection Process

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, DC2026, Washington, DC’s official bid team to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, conducted a virtual one-on-one workshop with FIFA and U.S. Soccer as a key next step in the host city selection process. Mayor Bowser and Greg O’Dell, Events DC president and chief executive officer and DC2026 Advisory […]