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World Cup 2010

SHOCK: Psychic Octopus Stuns Home Country With Latest World Cup Pick

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Paul, a brilliant German octopus, has impressed fans worldwide with his uncanny ability to correctly predict the outcome of Germany's World Cup games ...

Cristiano Ronaldo Admits To Fathering Love Child

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the World Cup, but the soccer star is not done making news. Specifically, Ronaldo has admitted to making a baby. The form...

To Err Is Human

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The egregious mistakes made by World Cup field officials are far more insufferable than the incessant vuvuzelas. These kinds of errors, made while the world is watching, can be both embarrassing and dangerous.

Umbro World Cup Photo Shoot: Models Showcase Soccer Shirts (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Umbro unveiled a line of seven World Cup shirts and they enlisted a soccer player's wife or girlfriend for each country represented in the set. Englan...

Cops Find Replica World Cup Trophy Made Of Cocaine

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia — Fans worldwide have fashioned replicas of the World Cup trophy out of everything from papier-mache to plastic. But a lawbreak...

World Cup Survey: Fans Will Endure Starvation & Unemployment For Victory (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It's no secret that the World Cup attracts hardcore fans, and a recent survey seems to reinforce that perception. On Friday, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" re...

PHOTOS: Gorgeous Lingerie Model's Nudity Pledge Ends In Heartbreak

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Larissa Riquelme, a gorgeous lingerie model who promised to run naked through the streets of Asuncion if Paraguay won the World Cup, saw her nudity pl...

PHOTOS: Argentina Coach Diego Maradona Will Be Misssed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Diego Maradona made plenty of waves while heading Argentina's World Cup team in 2010, but the country's run this year finally came to an end at the ha...

Spain Knocks Out Paraguay At World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG -- David Villa has millions of friends in Spain these days and two pretty good ones in South Africa – the goalposts at Ellis Park. V...

Germany Eliminates Argentina From World Cup (HIGHLIGHTS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- No trash talking needed. Germany was just too good for Argentina. Miroslav Klose scored twice to move into a tie for secon...

Vanity Fair World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo & Didier Drogba STRIP (PICTURES)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The 2010 World Cup is just more than a month away, and Vanity Fair is getting in the soccer spirit by showcasing the bodies of some of the sport's big...

When the Refs Don't Make Clear Calls: The Supreme Court and the Unclear Path for Innovators

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Not being a soccer fan myself, I cannot fully appreciate the various tweets, articles and quips on the calls made by the referees during the 2010 Worl...

5 Rules for Adopting a New World Cup Team to Root For

Rob Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rob Sachs

Here are my five rules for acceptable home team adoption once your real home team has been knocked out.

HIGHLIGHTS: Uruguay Eliminates Ghana From World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG -- Victories - and defeats - don't come any tougher than this. Uruguay survived when Ghana missed a penalty kick at the very end of extr...

Ghana Vs. Uruguay: LIVE Streaming Online (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Ghana vs. Uruguay is underway in a World Cup 2010 final 8 match-up in South Africa. Watch the match LIVE with the link below. DON'T MISS: GHANA VS....

WATCH: Netherlands Eliminates Brazil With Second-Half Comeback

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Netherlands has eliminated Brazil from the World Cup in a comeback victory in the first of four quarterfinal matches. Brazil took an early lead af...

Brazil Vs. Netherlands: LIVE Streaming Online (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Brazil vs. Netherlands is underway in a World Cup 2010 final 8 match-up in South Africa. Watch the conclusion LIVE with the link below. Brazil won 3-...

5 Reasons to Watch the World Cup

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

This World Cup has been amazing not just for the quality of football played, but the things it has revealed "off the pitch," so to speak.

World Cup: Only Eight Teams Remain.. Who Will Win?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

And then there were eight. The World Cup quarterfinals kick off Friday, with Brazil facing the Netherlands and Uruguay playing Ghana. On Saturday, Arg...

World Cup Visitors Have Spent $128 Millon In South Africa

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

VISA announced on Thursday that World Cup visitors have already spent $128 million in South Africa, and that's only on VISA-branded credit cards, acco...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

That'll teach 'em. The president of Nigeria has suspended the national soccer team from international competition for two years for their poor showing in the World Cup.

Hard of Hearings: The Senate Judiciary Committee's Intelligence Gap

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Forget every other delusive sports comparison you may have heard: Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearings are an impeccable doppelganger to soccer's main event.

Vuvuzela: Going Viral to Save Lives

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kari Stoever

The vuvuzela is quickly becoming the world's first viral instrument. I recommend we make it the international instrument of solidarity to prevent deaths from HIV/AIDS and TB.

Africa: The Future of American Soccer

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

Though African teams -- Ghana notwithstanding -- fared poorly in this year's Cup, the excitement and quality of play they brought to the field foretells a bright future for African soccer.

Why the World Cup Is Better Than Twilight

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Mankiewicz

In the Twilight movies, there's an abundance of severed heads but no sex. Meanwhile, at the World Cup, the only scoring comes after the matches.