Football (soccer)

5:05am

Wed July 17, 2013
World

English Soccer Team Sees New Level Of Fan Dedication

As players for the team were sightseeing in Vietnam, they noticed a man in an Arsenal shirt running alongside the team bus. He kept pace for more than 3 miles. Players began chanting, "Sign him up!"

11:15am

Sun July 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Mob Brutally Kills Soccer Referee After Player Is Stabbed And Killed

Originally published on Sun July 7, 2013 11:25 am

Brazilian police have made an arrest in a grisly incident during a soccer match, in which a referee's leveling of a red card penalty set off a clash with a player that resulted in the player's death and ended with the official being brutally killed.

The killings occurred during an amateur game last Sunday, June 30, in Maranhão, a state in Brazil's northeast that is west of Recife.

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10:59am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

With Flurry Of Goals Against S. Korea, Abby Wambach Makes History

Abby Wambach of the United States reacts during her match against South Korea Thursday at Red Bull Stadium in Harrison, N.J.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Last night, history was made on the pitch in Harrison, N.J.: Abby Wambach scored four goals against South Korea and became the all-time top female scorer in the world.

That third one — scored about 30 minutes into the first half — was her 159th, and it means that Wambach has overtaken Mia Hamm, another legendary American player.

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9:43am

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Soccer Star Lionel Messi And His Father Accused Of Tax Fraud

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 10:08 am

Lionel Messi.
Rebecca Naden PA Photos /Landov

Lionel Messi, the Argentine superstar who is generally thought of as the best soccer player in the world these days, has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities.

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8:04pm

Tue May 21, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Backing Becks: Don't Knock The Soccer Star's Talents

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 7:29 am

David Beckham spent six years in the U.S. with the LA Galaxy before returning to Europe earlier this year.
Fred Dufour AFP/Getty Images

The most unforgiving criticism in sport is directed at any athlete who fans believe is celebrated too excessively above his true talent level — especially those stars who are gloried because they're such pretty people.

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