Sports

FIFA Suspends Zimbabwe, Kenya for Government Interference

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has suspended Zimbabwe’s and Kenya’s memberships over government interference in the countries’ football associations.Zimbabwe authorities say they were acting against corruption, incompetence…

Sports

Fans Cheer Malawi Football Team Upon Return From AFCON Games

BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Hundreds of soccer fans in Malawi braved heavy rain Friday to cheer and welcome Malawi’s national football team, nicknamed The Flames, as it returned from Cameroon, despite failing to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qua…

Sports

Cameroon Football Team Donates to Stadium Crush Victims

Cameroon’s national football team, the Indomitable Lions, Sunday donated $85,000 and dedicated their 2-0 victory over the Scorpions of Gambia to victims of the stampede that killed eight and injured 38 at Yaoundé’s Olembe stadium this week. The Indomit…

Sports

First-Year Baseball Hall of Fame Candidates Who Deserve a Longer Look

Published by Sports Illustrated By Matt Martell In early 2020, just after the results of the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot were revealed, I wrote a column calling for the Hall to get rid of its 5% rule. Most readers of the Five-Tool Newsletter probably know the rule, but let’s explain it just in […]

Sports

Organizers Say Africa Cup of Nations Will Take Place, But Workers Say Main Stadium Not Ready

The Africa Football Cup of Nations tournament is scheduled to begin January 9 at Olembe Stadium in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde.On Monday, Confederation of African Football President Patrice Motsepe visited the 60,000-seat stadium, which is still under …