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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Fighting for Arrested Pitch-Invader

Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown his weight behind a spectator who was arrested for invading the pitch to embrace him.<p>According to Reuters' David Adams, Ronald Gjoka has been charged with disorderly conduct and trespass, and he has received support from Ronaldo who has written a letter asking for …

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7 signs America has regressed — to the 19th century

Workers aren’t unionized, and some pols are now advocating child labor. It’s like the U.S. has gone back in time<p>Of course they shut the Federal government down. Tea Party Republicans long for the days when there were no government authorities to enforce laws and restrain the power of unchecked …

Phony balance, manufactured conflict: The media just confuses the truth

By feasting on controversy and focusing on the trivial, the media misinforms us about policy and misserves us all<p>Reporters are drawn to conflict, as is the news audience. “Everyone loves a fight” is how one scholar put it. With “he said, she said” journalism, reporters don’t have to wait for …

White America says “Let the Fire Burn”

<b>MOVE members and police during the 1978 confrontation outside MOVE headquarters, in a still from "Let the Fire Burn." (Zeitgeist Films)</b><p>What the Philadelphia firebombing of 1985 can tell us about the culture of white rage that led to the shutdown<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 5, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>In Jason …

University Of Texas Conservative Students Hold Affirmative Action Bake Sale

A group of conservative students at the University of Texas at Austin held a bake sale on campus last week, charging different prices for brownies based on the customer's race. The group said it wanted to show why affirmative action is a terrible policy.<p>The affirmative action bake sale, held Sept. …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Fringe Factor: Obama Hates White People—and White Dogs

Plus, the Boy Scouts will award sodomy merit badges, radical environmentalists get all the science grants, and other wacky proclamations.<p>Sunny is …

How does a 3D printer work? The science and engineering behind this emerging technology

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>There is a lot of excitement building around what 3D printers can and might do. But how does a 3D …

These Reporters' Twitter Accounts Have Been Hacked By The Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army — a group of hackers that may or may not be allied with the Assad regime in civil war-torn Syria — has struck again.<p>The hacks happened despite Twitter beefing up password security after several accounts, including the White House, were hacked several months ago.<p>This time, …

Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder Released From Jail After 20 Years

A judge last week vacated Larry Lamb's 1993 murder conviction, and prosecutors dismissed the charges Tuesday, said one of Lamb's attorneys, Christine Mumma of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence.<p>"He plans to go back home to Mount Olive," she said as she stood outside the Wake Correctional …

Fan invades soccer field, gets a hug from Ronaldo

A soccer fan ran on to the field in Miami Wednesday night as Real Madrid took on Chelsea in a pre-season friendly match. Evading security, the fan made a beeline for Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>Clad in a replica kit with Ronaldo's name on the back, the supporter knelt down in front of his hero …

Bernard to Shakhtar Donetsk: Miners Sign Atletico Mineiro Star for €25 Million

Brazilian winger Bernard has officially been signed by Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk, according to the club's official website on Thursday.<p>According to Shakhtar.com, Bernard and the Miners agreed to a five-year deal after Shakhtar and the player's former club, Brazil's Atletico Mineiro settled on …

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Roma rolls to easy win over Toronto FC

Friendly. Exhibition. Glorified scrimmage.<p>Call it what you will, but Roma's 4-1 victory over Toronto FC was only the appetizer for the main event.<p>With Italian national team midfielder Daniele De Rossi missing the match due to injury, it was left to their other World Cup-winning talisman, Francesco …

Luis Suarez: my aim is to reach a friendly agreement with Liverpool and move to Arsenal

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez still hopes to come to a "friendly" resolution with the club over his transfer saga despite incurring the wrath of manager Brendan Rodgers.<p>The <b>Liverpool</b> manager is unhappy with the attitude shown by the Uruguay international - who seems intent on forcing a move to …

Wayne Rooney trains with Manchester United reserves – at own request

Wayne Rooney trained with Manchester United's reserve team on Thursday morning – but the move apparently came at the striker's own request.<p>Rooney, who was named by Roy Hodgson in his England squad to face Scotland next Wednesday when it was unveiled on Thursday, is yet to play a competitive game …

Football has Lampard 'ghost goal' to thank for the Goal Decision System

At least England's humbling 4-1 defeat to Germany in the 2010 World Cup can now be remembered as something other than the latest in a long line of national humiliations.<p>As football executives gathered at Arsenal's Emirates stadium to unveil Goal Decision System technology that will this season …

AS Roma complete Gervinho transfer

Arsenal's Ivorian winger Gervinho has completed his move to AS Roma.<p>AS Roma have continued their string of summer signings with the capture of Gervinho from Arsenal, with the Ivorian reportedly setting the <i>giallorossi</i> back around €8 million. He is Roma's fifth major arrival of the summer, as their …

Cristiano Ronaldo Will Have to Overcome Increased Pressure This Season

Link to Media<p>Even the biggest stars in sports come with pressure. For Cristiano Ronaldo, he will have to deal with more of it than ever before this season.<p>The Real Madrid forward is clearly one of the top two players in football along with Lionel Messi. Last season, he scored 34 goals and 10 …

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NBC announces first three weeks of EPL games

13 matches to be carried on NBC's "Extra Time" service.<p>NBC had released most of its schedule for the early part of the Premier League season last week. Still, some determinations had to be made. The league runs a slate of 4-5 games in a 10 a.m. ET (in America) time slot every Saturday, so some of …

Barcelona Transfer News: Barca Face Uphill Battle to Land Chelsea's David Luiz

Barcelona are always hunting for ways to bolster their squad, which is why the club remains one of the best in Europe year in and year out. The defending La Liga champions have a lot of work to do if they want to sign David Luiz away from Chelsea, though.<p>John Cross of the <i>Daily Mirror</i> reports Barca …

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Gold Cup Winners and Losers for Jurgen Klinsmann's US National Team

The United States men’s national team skipped past Panama in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final 1-0, affirming their regional dominance.<p>It was a tournament filled almost exclusively with positivity for the Yanks, midfielder Stuart Holden’s horrible knee injury being one of the only exceptions.<p>Simply …

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Bayern Munich agree to sell Mario Gomez to Fiorentina

When Fiorentina finally sell Stevan Jovetic, they'll have a wonderful ready-made replacement.<p>Bayern Munich announced early on Monday that they have agreed to a deal in principle to sell striker Mario Gomez to Fiorentina. With Mario Götze arriving this summer and Robert Lewandowski all but certain …

Nile Ranger charged with rape, to appear in court next month

Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been charged with rape, police have confirmed.<p>Former Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger has been charged with rape and will appear in court next month.<p>Northumbria Police announced the news after the force opened an investigation, saying in a …

Central Coast add Storm Roux and Tom Slater

The 20-year-old right back and 16-year-old winger come to the Mariners from Perth Glory and Sydney FC.<p>Graham Arnold is known for finding young talent and putting them to use at Central Coast Mariners. That policy continued Monday with the club announcing the signings of Storm Roux and Tom Slater. …

Julio Cesar: Why Arsenal Would Be a Great Summer Move for Brazil Goalkeeper

The future of Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar has been up in the air for some time, with the West London side's relegation virtually assuring his exit from the club after just one season.<p>That is not to say that the Brazil No. 1 was in anyway disappointing. Indeed, had it not been for …

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United States vs. Belize: Complete Gold Cup Team News, Preview, Prediction

Link to Media<p>The United States men's national soccer team faces Belize in each side's opening Gold Cup match on Tuesday July 8, 2013 at 11 p.m. EST.<p><b>Team News</b><p>Jurgen Klinsmann and the U.S. are riding a five-game winning streak, having recorded three clean sheets in a row. Their most recent victory …

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