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  • The Ann Coulter soccer silliness continues

    Ann Coulter said last week in a perfectly silly article that soccer is explicitly anti-American, prompting a collective eye-roll from just about everyone in the media.

  • Poll: World Cup a liberal's game; just 30% of nation following it

    According to YouGov.com poll published hours before the U.S. plays Belgium on Tuesday, liberals and moderates are tuning in far more than conservatives.

  • Cameroon investigates World Cup fixing allegations

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Cameroon's football federation said it will investigate allegations of match-fixing by its team at the World Cup and the possible existence of seven corrupt players on the squad, raising fears that match manipulation has infected football's biggest event. Fecafoot said...

  • 5 memorable World Cup chants

    SAO PAULO (AP) — With "I believe that we will win!" American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn't just involve shouting their country's name. In terms of creativity, though, it's a notch below Argentina's elaborate sing-alongs or even the boisterous chants of the English....

  • Uruguay president blasts FIFA ban as 'fascist'

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's famously casual President Jose Mujica has tossed some earthy epithets at FIFA over its four-month ban of Luis Suarez. Mujica referred to FIFA as "a bunch of old sons of whores" as he welcomed Uruguay's team back from the World Cup on Sunday. He put his...

  • Auction: Gehrig-signed July 4, 1939 ticket stub

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Yankee Stadium ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on July 4, 1939 — the day he retired from baseball — is going on the auction block. Heritage Auctions says more than 60,000 tickets were sold that day and only two are known to have survived. Of the two, only the mezzanine...

  • Chicago moves World Cup party to Soldier Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will hold a World Cup viewing party in Soldier Field after previous U.S. games drew tens of thousands to the city's lakefront Grant Park. U.S. Soccer and the city plan a watch party on Tuesday afternoon at the stadium where the Chicago Bears play. Soccer fans can watch...

  • Twitter's latest five minutes of hate, World Cup edition

    In honor of the Netherlands' victory over Mexico, the Royal Dutch Airlines Twitter account posted the a celebratory dig that's getting quite a bit of attention.

  • World Cup hits online streaming record, buzz soars

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Moments after Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez sunk his teeth into an opposing Italian player during Tuesday's World Cup match-up, brands were using the incident to market burgers on Twitter. Suarez's mid-game snack —and Italian forward Mario Balotelli's Twitter plea for a...

  • Former NFL players file class action claiming drug misuse

    OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Eight former NFL football players are suing the National Football League after they claim it illegally supplied painkillers to players to keep them in the game without telling them the severity of their injuries or the side effects of the medications....

  • Obama watches US in World Cup on way to Minnesota

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — Air Force One gave President Barack Obama an advantage that wasn't available to many other frequent flyers Thursday: the opportunity to watch the U.S. team play World Cup soccer. About midway through the approximately 2 1/2 hour flight, aides brought photographers...

  • BRAZIL BEAT: Argentina's 'el Pocho' lightens mood

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — When the coach needs to lighten up, squirt some water on him. That's what Ezequiel Lavezzi did during Argentina's 3-2 win over Nigeria, and his teammates seem to think it's a good idea. Lavezzi, a known jokester, was receiving instructions from Alejandro Sabella...

  • President Obama: World Cup schedule is affecting my foreign policy moves

    During an interview Thursday with ABC's George Stephanopoulos aboard Air Force One, President Obama told the host that the World Cup schedule was affecting his foreign policy moves.

  • World Cup fuels longshot dreams for Brazil's poor

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The taste of soccer glory is still fresh for Andre Rodrigues de Principe, even as his moment of fame fades and he watches friends catch the eyes of scouts and coaches. The bright-eyed 14-year-old shined in a video released last year ahead of the World Cup by FIFA,...

  • Cuba punishes 6 baseball players for exit attempts

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities say six baseball players have been ruled out of the national squad for trying to defect. Government news website Cubadebate lists the players as pitchers Diosdani Castillo, Carlos Manuel Portuondo and Yasmani Hernandez Romero, as well as infielders Gelkis...



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