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The Beautiful Game, a Beautiful Cause: Why I Root for Argentina

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

In a modern world of robotic stratagems, they play with the wicked grace of decades past. Given that success breeds imitators, I would argue that it's in the interest of international soccer to see Argentina take it all the way.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Mets star centerfielder Carlos Beltran, who hasn't played all season after knee surgery, will play in his first Class A rehab game tomorrow in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

World Cup, Argentina, and Maradona's Hand of God

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Sports
Harmon Leon

Earlier this week in Buenos Aires you could tell World Cup fever was heating up because authorities in Johannesburg were already sending football hooligans back to their respective countries.

World Cup Predictions of an American Soccer Fanatic: Group B

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

Argentina has, pound-for-pound, the greatest player in the world: the flea with the genius feet, Lionel Messi.

Group Therapy: World Cup Coaches Feel Pressure; Express Fear, Guilt

Dave Ungrady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Ungrady

To calm their anxieties, some coaches recently met with renowned French sports psychologist Dr. Pierre-Klouseau (P.K.) Freeqique in Johannesburg. Coaches of such high stature rarely gather in a collective group therapy session. But they were desperate.

Diego Maradona Car Accident: Soccer Legend Runs Over Cameraman (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina coach Diego Maradona has apologized for running over the foot of a cameraman as he was driving into the tea...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

You can put to rest the idea that A-Rod's an October bust. He only hit the biggest home run he's ever hit in pinstripes to tie the game in the 11th inning.

The "Hand of God" Haunts Ex-Superstar Maradona and Argentina's World Cup Hopes

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Ehrmann

In a nation where sports and politics cooperate to form a sense of national identity, the Argentine Football Association selected Maradona, who has been out of the game for a decade, over a group of more qualified candidates.