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UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

In this file photo taken on Sunday, July 13, 2014, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a soccer ball 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

Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the Ukraine crisis.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Fifa rejects calls to move 2018 Russia WC

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

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Maradona slams Argentina’s 2nd place finish

Diego Maradona has slammed Argentina’s second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team “did not play at all.”

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Maximum Rain or Shine contract awaits Paul Lee

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Paul Lee, one of the latest additions to the Gilas Pilipinas national team pool, will come home from the Fiba World Cup in Spain in September feeling like a true winner.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Headlines | 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 »

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 »

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence

Argentina World Cup violence

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 »

Joy, fireworks in Berlin after World Cup thriller

Germany World Cup

Germany erupted in ecstasy Sunday, with fans dancing the night away, after the World Cup final win against Argentina that handed the country its historic fourth title.

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

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