from Photographers' Blog:

Russia’s hooligans

May 30, 2012

By Maxim Shemetov

Photographing a soccer match for the first time, I realized that shooting the fans can be more interesting than covering the game itself.

from Photographers' Blog:

Saving the Canon 400mm f2.8

May 16, 2012

By Murad Sezer

All photographers make plans to deal with possible clashes. They are ready to protect themselves and their equipment when covering a potential riot (or a May Day demonstration as I did a few days earlier). But you don’t expect to be doing that before a soccer match, or any other sports events.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

FIFA takes agenda by scruff of the snood

February 4, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/There will be a lot of fashion-conscious footballers holding their breath for item “V.1.b” at the International Football Association Board’s annual meeting next month.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — Still backing the Pack

January 21, 2011

NFL/That was another great football weekend made all the more exciting for the Lineman by going a very respectable 3-1. Only two games this week and both look like crackers. Enjoy.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — classics on the cards

January 14, 2011

NFL/The Lineman is only sure of one thing this weekend and that is that football fans are in for a real treat with all four games shaping up as potential classics.

The Lineman’s NFL playoff picks — Saints march on

January 7, 2011

NFL/Well, the Lineman sneaks into the playoffs with a solid but unspectacular finish to the regular season. OK, so we were not the New England Patriots of predictions but neither were we the Seattle Seahawks.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Beckham’s value is his values

January 4, 2011

SOCCER-MLS/Harry Redknapp does not need a right-sided midfield player and, with the depth of talent regularly available on his bench, he hardly needs to bolster his squad with a three-month loan signing.

The Lineman’s NFL picks

December 31, 2010

NFL/Big shout out to all those who came through with Christmas gift picks last week, especially the G-Man, Fine Tooner and the Bark with big wins.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — week 14

December 10, 2010

NFL/Tis the season, to be jolly and a 4-2 Week 13 has put the Lineman in the holiday spirit, The Lineman is also feeling pretty good about Week 14 because it looks like there are a few gifts. So in the spirit of giving, here are Week 14′s winners.

The Lineman’s NFL picks — week 13

December 3, 2010

NFL/Another tough week made tougher by losing two games by a half-point each. Ouch.

If you believe in such things, this should be unlucky Week 13 but with the results last week, my luck cannot be any worse this Sunday.