Iran Detains Family of Soccer Icon Ali Daei

Iranian authorities ordered a Dubai-bound flight to land on Monday, barring family members of an outspoken Iranian football icon from leaving the country and accusing them of taking part in anti-government protests.

The wife and a daughter of Ali Daei were removed from the Mahan Air flight after it was ordered to land on Iran’s Kish Island, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) off Dubai …

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Why You Should Root for Bill Belichick

The exit from New England was pure Belichickian, in all its awkward glory. On Thursday, the New England Patriots announced that the team and its head coach for the last 24 years, Bill Belichick—who led New England to six Super Bowl titles—had mutually agreed to part ways. The news was not at all unexpected, as the Pats have suffered two straight losing seasons. It became apparent to anyone …

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