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Germany’s Philipp Lahm: a quiet leader standing on the brink of greatness

Lahm and Lionel Messi are both complete footballers but only one of them has been described by Pep Guardiola as ‘the most intelligent player’ he has ever coached. And it is not Messi<p>Philipp Lahm was 11 years old when he joined Bayern Munich. He arrived at Säbener Strasse full of enthusiasm and with …

Mourinho Turns Down Brazil Interest To Concentrate On Chelsea - Report

Mourinho has rebuffed a possible move to Brazil to manage the national team, reportedly insisting he has no interest in leaving current side Chelsea …

Ian Thorpe comes out as gay in Parkinson interview

After years of denial, swimming champion Ian Thorpe has revealed he is gay in an exclusive interview with Sir Michael Parkinson. The five-time Olympic gold medallist and Australia's most successful Olympic athlete to date, has revealed his sexuality in an interview to be aired on Australia's …

Farewell & good riddance - if Scolari has any pride he will resign

Brazil suffered another embarrassing defeat as they lost 3-0 to Netherlands in the third-place play-off in Brasilia on Saturday and the coach must go after a World Cup nightmare<p><b>COMMENT</b><br>By Greg Stobart in Brazil<p>Luiz Felipe Scolari claimed in the aftermath that Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 defeat to …

World Cup 2014: Brazil's tournament captured in pictures

Soccer

Netherlands were desperate to bounce back against Brazil - Wijnaldum

The Oranje midfielder expressed his delight at his side's ability to move on from the disappointment of their semi-final defeat as they comfortably saw off the hosts<p>Georginio Wijnaldum says that Netherlands were keen to gain third place at the World Cup and praised their concentration in the win …

Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.<p>The now four-time champions, the first European team to win …

Soccer's Racism Problem In Need Of Follow-Through

<i>Each week,</i>Weekend Edition Sunday<i>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</i><p>The 2014 World Cup winds down Sunday after a month of competition in which FIFA tried to emphasize unity and multiculturalism. The "Say No to …