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Soccer

Brazil brings World Cup to life with thrilling win | Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Seven years a hostage to threats of violent demonstrations and crippling labor strikes, the World Cup broke free on Thursday when Brazil brought the tournament to life with Neymar scoring twice in a thrilling 3-1 win over Croatia.<p>Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against …

Derek Jeter's Struggles Show He's Making the Right Call in Retirement

When Derek Jeter announced his impending retirement during a February press conference, the end of a brilliant career began for the legendary New York Yankees shortstop. After an injury-plagued 2013, predicting major success for Jeter in 2014 was a fool's errand.<p>As the farewell campaign rolls on, …

Texas Rangers Ask Fans Not to Do Wave During Game to Prevent Injuries

Just when you think you've seen it all, a warning like this pops up.<p>During a recent game against the Miami Marlins, the Texas Rangers warned the fans at Globe Life Park in Arlington not to do the wave in order to prevent injuries. Seriously.<p>Most teams encourage fans to do anything that gets them …

World Cup 2014: Brazil will win, says Stirling University study

<b>Brazil will win the 2014 World Cup, according to a study by a sport economist at Stirling University.</b><p>Dr Nicolas Scelles analysed more than 2,800 matches in the past three years and considered 18 different variables.<p>He also found Scotland could have reached the knockout stages of the competition had …

Brazil

Lionel Messi Wants Neymar Showdown in Argentina vs. Brazil World Cup Final

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has declared he wants a World Cup final meeting with Barcelona team-mate Neymar.<p>Marca.com reports that the legendary footballer wants to right the wrongs of his previous international tournaments and take his country to a famous victory on Brazilian soil.<p>Messi …

Soccer

James Shields spikes pickoff throw into the ground

Your browser does not support iframes.<p>Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields spiked a pickoff throw to second into the ground during the fourth …

World Cup 2014 Odds: Argentina Big Favorite in Group F Betting

All of the signs point to a potentially magical run for Argentina in this year's World Cup.<p>With a manager getting the most out of his team, the best player in the world and a World Cup played on South American soil, Argentina is clearly one of the teams to beat this summer.<p>But before moving on to …