• N.F.L. Will Stream Thursday Games on Twitter

    Published: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    Eager to reach the growing number of younger fans without televisions, the N.F.L. has signed a deal with Twitter to broadcast 10 Thursday night regular-season games free over the Internet, The New York Times reports. The partnership will allow Twitter to push further into the sports world to attract new users now that the growth in its core business, an instant messaging platform, has slowed.

  • Michael Jordan consoles North Carolina after crushing loss

    Published: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    Michael Jordan consoled the North Carolina basketball team after the Tar Heels’ heartbreaking loss to Villanova on Monday night in the NCAA championship game, North Carolina senior forward Brice Johnson told USA TODAY Sports. Jordan, who made the game-winning shot for North Carolina in the 1982 championship game, addressed the team in its locker room.

  • Tickets to the 2016 Olympics aren't selling, and Brazil is scrambling to boost demand

    Published: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    There could be quite a few empty seats at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer. With just half of tickets sold and only four months before kickoff, Brazil's new minister of sports, Ricardo Leyser, is looking into ways to boost ticket sales. He told Brazilian newspaper Folha that the Brazilian government may purchase tickets that will be distributed to public schools. He said public officials must also work to boost worldwide confidence in Rio's ability to host the games and ensure travelers' safety.

  • Qatar 2022: 'Forced labour' at World Cup stadium - BBC News

    Published: Thu, Mar 31, 2016

    Rights group Amnesty International has accused Qatar of using forced labour at a flagship World Cup 2022 stadium. Amnesty says workers at Khalifa International Stadium are forced to live in squalid accommodation, pay huge recruitment fees and have had wages withheld and passports confiscated. It also accuses Fifa of "failing almost completely" to stop the tournament being "built on human rights abuses".