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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

Steven Gerrard

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

James Rodriguez

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 »

Barcelona accepts Luis Suarez ‘imperfections’

Uruguay's Luis Suarez. AP FILE PHOTO

Barcelona will accept Luis Suarez with his “imperfections” and believes he will play a positive role despite his notorious World Cup bite, a top club official said Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | 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

Dilma Rousseff

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

Argentina World Cup

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 »

Magical win by German machine

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He materialized out of nowhere, maybe not from the dugout of the German national football team that had been feared for its unforgiving regimented style of play.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

What worries? Brazil World Cup scores high

Netherlands' Robin van Persie heads the ball to score during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Arena Ponte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. AP

Brazil’s World Cup organizers can say it now: “Esta tudo bem” — it’s all OK. What was everyone so worried about?

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

United Germany stands at the top of the world

Germany's Mario Goetze kisses 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. AP PHOTO

United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | 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 »

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