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Author Archive for Tom Kludt

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Finances will be shattered by sports suspensions. But it won’t be the stars who suffer

Most of North America’s major leagues have shuttered during the Covid-19 outbreak. The effects will be particularly hard on stadium workersOn the surface, the Wednesday afternoon matinee between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles back in April…

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Finances will be shattered by sports suspensions. But it won’t be the stars who suffer

Most of North America’s major leagues have shuttered during the Covid-19 outbreak. The effects will be particularly hard on stadium workersOn the surface, the Wednesday afternoon matinee between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles back in April…

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‘The losses are substantial’: the NBA’s trouble with China, four months on

Chinese television blacked out the league’s opening games after an executive’s support of the Hong Kong protests. Has time healed the rift?For someone who was raised in Italy, came of age in Philadelphia, and ultimately established himself as a star in…

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How NFL running back Justin Jackson became an unexpected star of the left

The Los Angeles Charger is focused on his game during the season. Beyond that, he dreams of a Bernie Sanders presidencyEven in an era of anthem protests and White House boycotts, there is something about Justin Jackson that feels like a new mold for th…

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Jesse Marsch: ‘At Salzburg, I’m not treated like an American coach’

The Wisconsin-born coach went viral with his half-time rant at Anfield but his star will rise higher still if his team can eliminate LiverpoolIt was a typical scene, really.The players sit stoically in the visitors’ dressing room, watching their coach …

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So good, so soon: Luka Doncic’s ‘insane’ rise to NBA stardom

The league knew the Slovenian’s talent when he was drafted in 2018. But few predicted he would be one of the best players in the NBA before he turned 21In a different universe, Trae Young would be the toast of the NBA. He would be coming off a well-des…

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In Los Angeles and around the NFL, away fans are taking over

This week the Chargers’ owner denied his team will relocate to London. But such rumors are unsurprising when home support strugglesThe Los Angeles Chargers returned to southern California on Sunday after playing the previous two weeks on the road, but …