Johnny Lujack, star quarterback for Notre Dame, has died at 98

Johnny Lujack, the famous Notre Dame quarterback who won the 1947 Heisman Trophy, made three national championship teams and then starred in the NFL for the Chicago Bears, died Tuesday in Florida. He was 98 years old. was his death announce by Notre Dame. When the 1947 college football season began, Lujack was on the … Read more

Continental competition, all in one neighborhood

Eight minutes into the final match of the 18th Africa Nations Championship, players on the Mauritanian team scored three times in quick succession. Balls hitting the goalkeeper’s small net sound like cannon blasts. bubble. bubble. bubble. The last two happen so quickly that many in the crowd miss them. “Have they recorded?” asked an Ivory … Read more

Kylian Mbappe, the goal of the record offer from Al Hilal Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s aggressive bid to transform its domestic soccer league into one of the most glamorous has attracted Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest stars of his generation, and Karim Benzema, FIFA World Player of the Year. However, these signings are nothing compared to their most ambitious target yet: Kylian Mbappe. Over the weekend, Al-Hilal, … Read more

John Rahm leads the British Open leaderboard to compete on Sunday

Every major tournament has the bruising, laconic force of golf’s star humility. Rory McIlroy at the Masters. Justin Thomas at the PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson at the US Open (well, make that a lot of them). This British Open was looking awful for revenge, more hostile and a mockery of the sport’s powers than the … Read more

Norway’s Liz Klavennis summons FIFA from within

Liz Klavenice was only a few weeks into her job as president of the Norwegian Football Association last year when she decided to start saying the quiet parts out loud. Rising from her seat among the delegates at FIFA’s annual congress in Qatar, Claveness walked purposefully to the elevated podium where, for the better part … Read more

Jamaica gets an unexpected draw with France.

Despite their international success over the past few years, France has been in turmoil behind the scenes. In March, the French Federation sacked its long-time coach, Corinne Diacre, after players complained about Unhealthy environment in the team. Hervé Renard, a well-traveled coach who had never led a women’s team before, has steadied the ship. But … Read more

Biggest gap for US World Cup players: their age

The story sounded like one Alex Morgan might tell around a campfire. Back in the day, 34-year-old Morgan likes to start, when players like her needed to find their way to their soccer matches, they used something called MapQuest. It wasn’t an app on your smartphone, the kind with a reassuring voice announcing every turn … Read more