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Sweetness And Light

Deford: Americans Don't Care About Major League Soccer

The curmudgeonly sports commentator is pessimistic about the sport's prospects in the U.S.

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The executive committee of FIFA — the international organization that regulates soccer — was so suspected of taking bribes that FIFA ordered its own internal investigation. It's no surprise, says Frank Deford, that it found no wrongdoing. Kirill Kudryavstev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.

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