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Your favourite World Cup moments: Iniesta makes history for Spain

We asked Goal readers to vote for your favourite memory of the 2010 World Cup and you chose the Barcelona man's winning goal in the final against the …

Fans angry as England's World Cup kit sells for £90

Disclosure that shirt alone costs £90 in adult sizes prompts anger from supporters as Nike introduces third and fourth strip in little more than a year<p>England's new shirt for the World Cup finals will cost £90, prompting an angry response from supporters.<p>The white shirt launched this morning as …

African Football's 40 Most Memorable World Cup Moments

This feature presents the 40 most memorable moments in the history of Africa nations' participation in World Cups. None of the continent’s sides have ever won the tournament, nor even reached the semi-finals, but over the years Africa has played its part in some of the most vivid and dramatic World …

X-rays negative on Melo's shoulder

NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony will have to try to get the New York Knicks into the playoffs with a sore right shoulder.<p>The Knicks' star labored through …

Basketball

Watch skinny, 21-year-old Derek Jeter smack his first Triple-A hit

Apr 04,2014<p>Your browser does not support iframes.<p>MiLB.com uncovered video of Derek Jeter’s first hit with the Yankees’ Class AAA affiliate in Columbus in 1994, after Jeter had been called up from Class AA Albany-Colonie to help the Clippers for their stretch run. The video features Columbus manager …

Injured Wayne Rooney battling to be fit for Champions League second leg trip to Bayern Munich

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney misses trip to Newcastle with toe problem with manager David Moyes saying his availability for Munich is 'touch and go’<p><b>Wayne Rooney</b> will miss <b>Manchester United</b>’s game against Newcastle on Saturday with a toe injury that threatens to keep him out of Wednesday’s …

Bayern Munich win 24th Bundesliga title in record time

After setting the record last season by clinching the league title with six games to spare, Bayern have done one better this season and claimed the title with seven games left.<p>Pep Guardiola has completed the first required task for any Bayern Munich manager: winning the Bundesliga title. Thanks to …

Knicks finalize buyouts for Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih

Long live the MWP era in New York.<p>The New York Knicks bought out the contracts of forward Metta World Peace and guard Beno Udrih on Monday, the team announced 23 minutes after World Peace tweeted about it. Both decisions have been strongly rumored for days.<p>World Peace and Udrih had both fallen out …

Report: Phil Jackson ‘leaning toward’ accepting offer to become Knicks president

Phil Jackson was first offered a head coaching position with the Knicks this week, even though Mike Woodson is still (for reasons unknown) firmly in …

Jets release WR Santonio Holmes

After four turbulent seasons with the New York Jets, wide receiver Santonio Holmes is looking for a new team.<p>In a long-anticipated move, Holmes was …

2014 Fifa World Cup Gameplay Trailer Revealed (VIDEO)

The first gameplay trailer for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil celebrates the excitement and drama of football's greatest event.<p>Out on 17 April - just …

Cristiano Ronaldo to debut World Cup 2010-inspired Vapors at El Clásico

Cristiano Ronaldo has new Vapors for El Clásico.<p>Nike is taking advantage of one of the biggest matches in the club football calendar with a brand new boot colorway for star man Cristiano Ronaldo. Much like the yellow Fast Forward 2006 Mercurial Vapors that the sportswear giant dropped just last …

Santonio Holmes is gone -- at last

A few takeaways on Santonio Holmes' long-anticipated release by the New York Jets:<p><b>1. Good riddance:</b> This was a long time coming. The Jets would've …

Adidas and Nike battle for soccer supremacy in World Cup year

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - With the soccer World Cup only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry of nations like Brazil and Argentina.<p>Barcelona's soccer player Lionel Messi of Argentina speaks as he presents his Adidas adiZero …

Birth of the Baby Footballer: At What Age Can You Spot True Sporting Talent?

At what age can you spot genuine footballing talent? Renowned scout Paulo Cardoso famously discovered Cristiano Ronaldo at the tender age of 11 for Sporting Lisbon's Academy. But Belgian club FC Racing Boxberg have taken it one step further, signing 20-month-old Bryce Brites in October last year, …

Soccer

15 Americans Running out of Time to Make Case for World Cup Spot

On the back of last week’s international friendly with Ukraine, United States men’s national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is surely closer than ever to narrowing down the U.S.’s World Cup roster to 23 Americans.<p>However, with three months left until the team departs for Brazil, there are still a …

Strootman World Cup Absence a Huge Blow for Netherlands

The news has been confirmed that Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has been ruled out of this summer's FIFA World Cup due to a knee injury sustained in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Napoli.<p>Strootman had already received minor damage to his right knee during the Netherlands' 2-0 friendly defeat to France last …

Garrincha, Brazil's Forgotten World Cup Star, Left in Pele Shadow

"When he came to Botafogo for a trial, he put the first ball he touched straight between my legs. A lot of people thought I would be offended but they were wrong. I told the directors there and then that they had to sign him. Fortunately, they listened to me."<p>So said Nilton Santos of one of the …

New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony's Re-Signing Hampered Only by Team Front Office

Here we go. Again.<p>After his grizzly departure from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony looked to be set at Madison Square Garden. Only, comments regarding his impending free agency earlier in the season hinted at possibly leaving the Knicks. Much has been said to contrast …

World Cup 2014: Wayne Rooney's place in England's opener against Italy under threat unless striker improves

If manager Roy Hodgson sticks to his words, Rooney could be sacrificed in Manaus against Italy<p>If fully fit then <b>Wayne Rooney</b> and Jack Wilshere should be in <b>England</b>’s squad for the <b>World Cup</b> finals. On form, neither should start. Big names need to be sacrificed for the greater good.<p>So much debate has …

Brazil president condemns football racism ahead of FIFA World Cup

In comments posted on Twitter, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff lent her support to former Brazil international midfielder Arouca, who was racially …

20 Players Who Have Earned World Cup Spots This Season

As we all know by now, there are less than 100 days until the World Cup in the summer, with squads becoming fine-tuned and managers making plans across the globe already.<p>Those plans perhaps look a lot different from how they did at the beginning of the season, when there was still so much …

Bartolo Colon makes his Mets debut

Mets starter Bartolo Colon made his exhibition debut Monday and allowed three runs in four innings against the Marlins. He gave up four hits, walked one and struck out one.<p>Colon, an All-Star with the A's last year who signed a $20 million, two-year deal with New York in the offseason, was sidelined …

Major League Baseball

Yaya Toure: My best ever goal

Yaya Toure's lofted, first-time strike from distance -- surely one of the finest ever scored at the national stadium -- was the catalyst for Man …

Juan Mata and Fernando Torres have been left out of the Spain squad for next Wednesday's friendly with Italy in Madrid. "This is just a squad to play Italy, not for the World Cup," says coach Vicente del Bosque. Do you think Mata and/or Torres should go to Brazil? who would you choose ahead of them? http://bbc.in/Nbz91O

World Cup: Ahead of USMNT friendly, club matches in Cyprus postponed after referee's car bombed

Soccer’s governing body in Cyprus has postponed the weekend’s club matches after a bombing early Friday damaged a car belonging to a referee.<p>The …