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Brazil and Croatia Started in style: Football worldcup 2014 @ Brazil

Bazil had waited for the World Cup for years. They spent billions building stadiums but finally the World Cup was here and they let the big Brazilian party started. Brazil made a winning start to their campaign after a colourful opening ceremony at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Thousands... [Read More]

Fans vs Police: debates over football supporters law

Fans vs Police debates over football supporters law Supporters of Spartak Moscow during the latest durby with Lokomotiv (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pesnya) Why do Russian football fans boycott the national team’s games? What is behind Moscow fans’ reluctance to travel to the Caucasus?... [Read More]

Barcelona best in Europe

Barcelona best in Europe Barcelona’s players celebrate with the trophy at the end of the UEFA Champions League final (AFP Photo / Lluis Gene) Barcelona grabbed the well-deserved UEFA Champions League title, outplaying Manchester United 3-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium in... [Read More]

Russian football authorities pledge to kick

The problem of hooliganism on the sadiums is wide open in Russia The president of the Russian Football Union, Sergey Fursenko, has announced the release of a document meant to ease tension between football fans and the police, and also to get rid of football hooligans. Russia is preparing to host football’s... [Read More]

Football stars flock to Grozny for stadium unveiling ceremony.

Football-stars-flock-to-Grozny-for-stadium-unveiling-ceremony The stadium construction site (RIA Novosti / Said Tsarnaev)   A whole bunch of football celebrities and politicians are expected in Grozny on Wednesday evening for the opening ceremony of a brand new stadium in the... [Read More]

Trio share Russian Premier League lead.

Trio-share-Russian-Premier-League-lead Kuban’s scorer, Dacian Varga, battles two Terek players (RIA Novosti / Said Carnaev)   Kuban, Zenit and Anzhi share the top spot in the Russian Football Premier League, each having 15 points after eight matchdays. ­Kuban Krasnodar 2-1... [Read More]

Messi finishes off 10-man Real in Champions League El Classico.

Messi finishes off 10 man Real in Champions League El Classico Spain, Madrid : Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago... [Read More]

Zenit regain top spot, Spartak claim crucial home win.

Zenit-regain-top-spot-Spartak-claim-crucial-home-win Zenit have regained the lead in the Premier League (RIA Novosti / Alexey Danichev)   Following Week 6 of the Russia Premier League, Zenit St. Petersburg returned to the top, though CSKA still remain potential leaders. While... [Read More]

Marquette University Golden Eagles rout DePaul in Big East Conference men’s basketball game

Marquette Villanova Basketball Marquette coach Buzz Williams talked to his team immediately after returning from a huge collapse at Louisville on Saturday. The conversation lifted his confidence in a quick turnaround. Darius Johnson-Odom and Jimmy Butler each scored 20 points and Marquette overwhelmed... [Read More]

Manchester United may have kept their powder dry in the transfer window but they remain the team to beat in the Premier League as two goals by Wayne Rooney helped them to a 3-1 home win over Aston Villa on Tuesday

football team Manchester United may have kept their powder dry in the transfer window but they remain the team to beat in the Premier League as two goals by Wayne Rooney helped them to a 3-1 home win over Aston Villa on Tuesday.United, who barely spent a penny as their rivals splashed out more than... [Read More]

Clark Haggans, who spent eight years with the Steelers before signing with the Arizona Cardinals, said that in his first year

linebacker Grooming Linebackers the Steeler Way ,DALLAS-Before he became one of the best linebackers in football, James Harrison was just another Pittsburgh Steelers project, a raw player plucked from practice squad anonymity so confused by the complexities of Dick LeBeau’s defense that he would stop... [Read More]

Big fish Jim Harbaugh slips away from Miami Dolphins

dolphins So Tony Sparano has survived. Imagine that? He returns for a fourth season as Dolphins’ coach, and it will be interesting to see how the club announces that. Or if there will be an announcement at all. Imagine if there were? Tony Sparano will remain as Dolphins coach because Bill Cowher... [Read More]

Jerry Kill has been hired as the new University of Minnesota football coach, but a history on winning records, bowl games, academic achievement

JerryKill2 MINNEAPOLIS – Jerry Kill has been hired as the new University of Minnesota football coach, but a history of winning records, bowl games, academic achievement and putting players into the NFL aren’t enough to win over many Gophers fans. Kill will be introduced as the next Gophers coach... [Read More]

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard living the Anfield dream

Gerrard It was one of those iconic European nights at Anfield and Liverpool’s most iconic player delivered again, the captain destroying Napoli with a hat-trick. Competing in the Europa League might well be indicative of the decline in Liverpool’s powers in the last two years but this was... [Read More]

Tony Romo, Jon Kitna, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Jason Witten: fantasy shakeup in Dallas

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his left clavicle in Monday night’s 41-35 defeat to the visiting Giants. His season is in doubt with no timetable known for recovery, though Dallas owner Jerry Jones said he was told that timetable would be six to eight weeks. Romo reportedly will undergo more tests... [Read More]

Paul predicted the winners of all Germany’s World Cup clashes, and then of the final by selecting one of two boxes, each loaded with a mussel food treat.He didn’t see that one coming: Paul the psychic ‘World Cup octops’ is found dead

octo Paul the octopus, who won unlikely worldwide fame correctly predicting a host of World Cup matches, has died, his owners said today. Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre in Germany, said: ‘His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself.’ Paul... [Read More]

Sharapova gets engaged to Lakers’ guard Vujacic

Fresh off of their engagement announcement, Maria Sharapova and Sasha Vujacic were looking lovey-dovey in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday (October 23). Proudly flaunting her sizable diamond ring, the tennis playing beauty and her basketball playing fiance walked hand in hand while out for a relaxing midday... [Read More]

Rooney has scored just once so far in a troubled season at United, but Tevez feels he can bring out the best in the England striker.

Wayne Rooney told by Carlos Tevez: Join me at Manchester City… as United make late bid to keep him Carlos Tevez wants Wayne Rooney to follow him across the Manchester divide and make the most controversial move in the history of English football. A sensational switch to Eastlands would eclipse... [Read More]

Eric LeGrand injury being monitored

PISCATAWAY — Dr. Roy Vingan, a neurosurgeon with the North Jersey Brain and Spine Group, said Thursday that patients suffering from spinal-cord injuries such as the one that paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand generally would be receiving “very attentive care” at this point in... [Read More]

Wayne Rooney’s arch adviser heads for another big pay day

Wayne Rooney plays for England in a summer tournament, then returns to gory tabloid stories exposing his alleged weakness for prostitutes. Further stories soon follow, that he has fallen out with his Scottish disciplinarian manager and wants a transfer. The manager denies any falling out, but complains... [Read More]

Manchester,United v Bursaspor: Sir Alex Ferguson worried over defensive frailties

united return to Champions League action against Bursaspor at Old Trafford on Wednesday night having kept clean sheets in their two games so far in Group C against Rangers and Valencia. Domestically, however, Ferguson’s team have conceded 11 goals in eight Premier League games, with comfortable two-goal... [Read More]

Festival shows power of football

“A soccer ball has a lot of power,” says DeAndre Harrison, sitting in the sunshine during a break from the action at the Football for Hope Festival. Harrison is here in Johannesburg as a youth leader for Team USA, one of 32 sides from disadvantaged communities across... [Read More]

Germany Spain semifinal football match preview

There will be at least one European representative in the Final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, after Germany and Spain go head-to-head in the second semi-final on Wednesday evening. The match gives the Germans the opportunity to avenge their defeat to a Fernando Torres... [Read More]

Football: Brazil storm into quarterfinals

Brazil turned on the style to defeat their South American rivals Chile 3-0 on Monday and set up a World Cup quarterfinal against the Netherlands. The five-time world champions, who showed little of their usual dazzling play during the group phase, sent an ominous warning to their... [Read More]