Irish rugby scrum. Photo: boocal.

Team Sports

At Matador, we go ground level with team sports, like playing pickup football in Paris, working as a ref, and half-time entertainment at a basketball game.

We also report on world events like the Olympics and the World Cup or more niche sports like Jamaican dogsledding and laundry badnminton.

And we have the controversial – which is tougher: rugby vs. American football, soccer coaches we’d like to canonize and those we’d like to excommunicate, and more.

Team Sports Articles

Brazil’s Paralympics are kicking ass, and it’s awesome

by Carlo Alcos

Northern Ireland is divided over its national soccer squad. But not as divided as it used to be

by PRI's The World

Even Brazilians don’t think their country is ready for the Olympics

by Will Carless

ESPN tried to shame Cuba’s poverty on Twitter. The internet’s response was perfect

by Amanda Machado

Mexico’s national soccer team asks its fans to stop using these slurs during soccer games

by Amanda Machado

This is why spring training is just better in Arizona

by Robert Annis

In case you missed it: Watch all the Super Bowl 50 ads

by Amanda Machado

I love football, but here’s why I don’t think there will be another 50 Super Bowls

by Matt Hershberger

Australians can’t agree whether booing an indigenous athlete is racist

by Allison Jackson

Ultimate frisbee is taking off in India’s slums, and it rocks

by Padmaparna Ghosh

The Women’s World Cup is still depressingly sexist

by Matt Hershberger

6 times human rights were violated in the name of soccer

by Jessica Phelan

Horrifying chart shows how many have already died for Qatar World Cup

by Matt Hershberger

15 traditions only English football supporters will understand

by Jeremy Ullmann

8 reasons you should visit Arizona for MLB Spring Training

by Will McGough

How many places can you name in this dude’s rad freestyle movie?

by Ailsa Ross

As football tourists, how do we affect the lives of young players?

by Aaron Hamburger

11 reasons Oakland is one of America’s premier sports cities

by Colin Heinrich
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