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Soccer leadership needs a red card

The week that was: Let’s get this straight. Soccer, which is the most popular sport in the world, is run by an organization which was blasted this week by a 47-count federal indictment alleging racketeering, fraud and money laundering and various other charges. The man at the top during this scandal was FIFA president Sepp…

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UMass needs Naval support

It took 120 years for Navy to become affiliated with a conference in football. Unless the landscape changes dramatically, it might take 120 days for Naval Academy officials to decide life as an independent is better than life in the 12 team American Athletic Conference which will begin play as a two-division, championship game conference…

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Brady bunch is shrinking

The Week That Was: Remember when the Patriots were a united front, even if it was often an “us vs. the world” mind set? Not so much anymore. And the amazing part is that the Patriots appear to have started to put some distance between one of their own–QB Tom Brady. Brady is still arguably…

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UMass ready for next step

There will be moments in the next several weeks and months when new University of Massachusetts athletic director Ryan Bamford will feel like the Greek mythological character Sisyphus, whose fate was to perpetually push a huge boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down the hill past him. Bamford was hired to…

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No TC winner–again

The Week That Was: They ran the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown on Wednesday and hardly anyone noticed it. Well, no they didn’t, of course. The Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday afternoon and Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming favorite. But they did hold the post position draw for…

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Mr. CFB: SEC Predix: Tide vs. Dawgs

By Tony Barnhart Okay. So we’ve come to the final stop on our Mr.CFB SEC Spring football tour and we are ready to project the order of finish for this Fall in the SEC’s two divisions. Before we begin, a couple of reminders: **–This is how I see the order of finish if the season…

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