iOS app Android app

World Cup 2010

South Africa Draws With Mexico In World Cup Opener

AP | ROBERT MILLWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — A joyous day for South Africa. A not quite perfect result. South Africa gave up the lead on a goal by Mexico's Rafael Marquez in...

Interesting Choice: World Cup Anthem Is R. Kelly Song

AP | DAVID MACDOUGALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Singer R. Kelly said he hopes his new World Cup anthem can inspire people in much the same way as his signature son...

Greece World Cup Players Robbed In South Africa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

DURBAN, South Africa — Three Greece players at the World Cup have had money stolen from their hotel rooms, police say. Lt. Colonel Leon Engelbr...

Odd Training: World Cup Refs Learning English Swear Words

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

RUSTENBURG, South Africa — Watch those mouths, boys. Same for fingers, elbows, fists and anything else that could be construed as, uh, universal...

How Not to Address the Uganda Bombings

Maria Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Burnett

Washington, which strongly condemned the Kampala bombings, should push for consistent accountability in East African countries so that the threat of terrorism is not manipulated to entrench authoritarian rule.

USA vs. England World Cup Match Generating Unprecedented Hype

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

IRENE, South Africa — American soccer players have been on magazine covers and the nightly news shows in ever increasing numbers. The World Cup ...

Argentina Soccer Hooligans Deported From South Africa

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Ten Argentine soccer hooligans said to be planning acts of violence at the World Cup have been deported to Angola after having be...

Street Soccer USA Helps Homeless Set Goals And Get Off The Streets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Soccer is changing the lives of young people who never imagined a life beyond the streets. Thanks to the work of Street Soccer USA, many adults and te...

World Cup 2010: AIDS Groups Protest FIFA Ban Policy

AP | ANGUS SHAW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — AIDS awareness groups said Saturday they are protesting against FIFA for not allowing them to distribute health-related informati...

North Korean Dictator, Kim Jong-il, Punishes the Football Team for Failure at South Africa!

Nader Jahanfard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nader Jahanfard

Kim Jong-il of North Korea subjected the entire North Korean football team to public humiliation.

July: The Best Month for Sports

Hayes Permar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Hayes Permar

Only one month contains both the WNBA All-Star game and the Super Bowl of Competitive Eating: the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. And that month my friends is July. And this year's offerings did not disappoint.

Soccer Could Save Iraq

Nathan Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Harden

All around the world, winning and losing soccer games is a matter of national pride. Believe it or not, that little black and white ball might just be the key to winning the peace in Iraq.

US Warns Of World Cup Terrorist Attacks In South Africa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert to U.S citizens living in South Africa or traveling there for the World Cup. "...

Paul the Psychic Octopus Speaks Out After Attack by Iranian President

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rory Fitzgerald

Paul was mentioned by Mr. Ahmadinejad on a number of occasions during a speech in Tehran at the weekend. Paul recently became an international celebrity after correctly predicting the outcome of all German World Cup matches.

Argentina: World Cup Sex OK -- With Limits

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Soccer and sex are just fine for the World Cup. That's the word from Argentina's team doctor who says players can hav...

SHOCK: Gorgeous World Cup Fan ROBBED In Rio

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Larissa Riquelme, the lingerie model whose passionate support of Paraguay during the World Cup turned heads around the world, has reportedly been robb...

U.S. World Cup Roster: United States Makes Final Cuts

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BRISTOL, Conn. — The phones started ringing at 2 a.m., and players were told to come down to the third floor for a meeting. As Herculez Gomez pr...

Diego Maradona: I'll Run Naked If Argentina Wins World Cup

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona has promised to run naked through the center of Buenos Aires if Argentina wins the World Cup. The Arge...

GOING HOLLYWOOD: Paul The Octopus Hires Agent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul the Octopus may be enjoying his retirement, but he is hardly resting on his laurels. The magical mollusk, whose fantastic football forecasting ma...

French World Cup Goalkeeper Slams 'Totally Stupid' Team

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris criticized the squad for being "totally stupid" for going on strike during a World Cup training session, a...

The Singing of National Anthems in International Soccer

Andrei Markovits | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

The iconography of a national team's players singing the anthem has lent the World Cup a nationalistic air and martial demeanor that did not exist in soccer until sometime in the 1990s

Willing the Rich to Share in the World Cup Profits

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's not just the absence of the incessant vuvuzela casting an eerie silence across South Africa. Instead it's the fading buzz of planes carrying about 300,000 tourists home.

Video: Akamai Says Internet Demand for World Cup Viewing Doubled over 2006 -- Italy vs. Slovakia Biggest Net Draw

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Akamai, the Boston-based content delivery network, said today that demand for Internet services around the World Cup doubled over demand in 2006 d...

My Tale of Two World Cup Cities: Madrid vs Amsterdam

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Barry Yourgrau

I flew to Amsterdam from New York a couple of days ago, connecting through Madrid with a long layover. So happenstance offered me a paired glimpse of the two capitals from the World Cup final: red winner, orange loser.

Nike Curses: The Dark Side of Marketing Brilliance

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Coggins

To see Nike's World Cup ad is to enjoy it. And why not? But as we get to the business end of the great tournament it's time to face the fact that every player featured in the brilliant bit of marketing has bombed in spectacular fashion.