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US man sues soccer star Ronaldo over trademark

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A US man has sued Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase “CR7,” which is used by soccer fans around the world as shorthand for the Real Madrid forward.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

In this file photo taken on Sunday, July 13, 2014, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff , left, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, center, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen during the official ceremony of handover to Russia as the 2018 World Cup hosts, after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, File)

FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.”

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Other Sports,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to rumble after World Cup flop

Cristiano Ronaldo AP FILE PHOTO

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, on Tuesday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Steven Gerrard retires from England duty

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England captain Steven Gerrard retired from international football on Monday after becoming a pillar of the team in 114 appearances, but making way after the country’s disastrous World Cup campaign.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Rodriguez goal consecrated as Real speculation mounts

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James Rodriguez’s spectacular volley against Uruguay was crowned the best goal of the World Cup on Monday as speculation mounted that he will soon be unveiled as Real Madrid’s latest big money signing.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Germany top of FIFA rankings after World Cup win

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates with the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0.  AP

Germany has climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

The bus with the players of German national soccer team departs  from  Tegel airport  in Berlin Tuesday, July 15, 2014.  Germany’s World Cup-winning team has returned home  from Brazil to celebrate the country’s fourth title with huge crowds of fans. The team’s Boeing 747 touched down at Berlin’s Tegel airport midmorning Tuesday after flying a lap of honor over the “fan mile” in front of the landmark Brandenburg Gate. AP

Germany’s World Cup-winning team returned home Tuesday to celebrate the country’s fourth title with huge crowds of fans.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Brazil declares ‘victory’ — in staging of Cup

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Although her country failed to net a sixth triumph, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday declared as a victory the giant nation’s staging of the World Cup.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Argentina’s gutsy World Cup team is welcomed home

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Argentina’s national team was welcomed home Monday by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the World Cup final.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Super Mario’ hailed after giving Germany 4th World Cup

Photo provided by Germany soccer federation DFB shows Germany's Mario Goetze with the trophy during the party of the German soccer federation after Germany beat Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the soccer World Cup final to win its fourth title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014.  AP PHOTO/DFB, MARKUS GILLIAR, POOL

Germany basked in the glory of their fourth World Cup on Monday after a nail-biting 1-0 victory against Argentina crowned them the first European team to win football’s top tournament held in South America.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari – report

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Brazil’s football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s contact, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence

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Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Germany's Mario Goetze (19) celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal in extra time against Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. AP Photo/Felipe Dana

Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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