This week we talk to professor Abdullah Al-Arian, editor of the new book Football in the Middle East, about everything from the Qatari World Cup to Palestinian soccer and resistance.

We have Choice Words about Serena Williams’s retirement, incredible longevity, and unsurpassed dominance in her sport. We have Just Stand Up awards to the NBA for providing calendar space for voting on the midterms this year, and Just Sit Down awards to the NBA for its attempt at controlling the tenor of politics coming out of the league. All that and more on this episode of the Edge of Sports Podcast!

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