Sports Illustrated

May 28, 2010, 5am PDT
As South Africa prepares to host the soccer World Cup, questions remain about whether the estimated $6 billion investment will be worth it. Some say those questions won't be answered for years.
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January 19, 2009, 11am PST
Mitch Albom writes about the ghosts of Detroit, and the undying belief that someday the city will come back.
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September 7, 2008, 1pm PDT
Delays in construction have cased FIFA officials to remove Port Elizabeth from the list of host cities for the 2009 Confederations Cup, the dress rehearsal tournament before the 2010 World Cup. Concerns remain about the country's readiness.
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