Football (soccer)

2:23pm

Mon May 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Soccer Stars Are Paid The Best, And Indian Cricketers Out-Earn NFL Players

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 6:26 am

Lionel Messi of Barcelona during a match Saturday against RCD Espanyol.
David Ramos Getty Images

Think the players on your favorite team are the most overpaid in the world?

Well, American sports fans, you may not be able to brag (or complain?) about that.

As the number crunchers at Sporting Intelligence reported earlier this month, European soccer teams hold the top four spots when it comes to average pay per player.

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10:42am

Mon April 30, 2012
The Two-Way

In 'Manchester Derby' Man City Comes Out On Top

Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 4:16 pm

Manchester United's Nani (in red) and Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov during a game last August in London.
Ian Kington AFP/Getty Images

Update at 6:08 p.m. ET. Man City Wins 1-0:

A header from Vincent Kompany was all it took for Manchester City to come out today against Manchester United.

As the AP reports, this match has been billed as the "biggest Manchester derby ever," and Kompany scored the winning goal during first-half stoppage time.

Our Original Post Continues:

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2:25am

Thu April 26, 2012
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 7:21 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Let's stay in Europe for our last word in business - about an ad that allegedly pushes Nationalist buttons.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The story starts with the Netherlands Energy Company. As a promotion, the energy company is offering free beer taps.

INSKEEP: We do not know how a free beer tap promotes using energy, but never mind. The company bought ads. The ads contain a warning for Netherlands women: Prevent your husbands from traveling to Ukraine to see this summer's European soccer championship. They thought...

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10:00am

Mon April 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Four Weeks After Being 'Dead,' Soccer's Fabrice Muamba Leaves Hospital

Fabrice Muamba, center, with cardiologist Dr. Andrew Deaner (left) and cardiologist Dr. Sam Mohiddin (right), before his release from the London Chest Hospital today.
David Brookes AFP/Getty Images

It was March 17 when Fabrice Muamba of the English Premier League's Bolton Wanderers collapsed on the pitch and for a little more than an hour, as one of his doctors put it, was "in effect, dead" as medical teams struggled to get his heart going again following a cardiac arrest.

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11:35am

Fri March 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Stricken Soccer Player Fabrice Muamba Tweets Smiling Photo

Fabrice Muamba, looking strong.
twitter.com/fmuamba

From being "in effect, dead" after suffering a heart attack during a game on March 17, English Premier League soccer player Fabrice Muamba has recovered enough to have his fiancé send out a wonderful photo today of him smiling way from a hospital bed.

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