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Female Presenter Almost Lost Job as Her Looks Distracted Players

Football presenter Katarina Sreckovic has admitted she almost had to give up her dream job of reporting on Red Star Belgrade as the team's players found her looks such a distraction.<p>Sreckovic presents a show about the Serbian giants and is a massive fan of the club she now covers.<p>However, in the …


These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.


Classic Goal Celebrations and the Stories Behind Them

Every football player and fan loves goals.<p>For the fans, it gives them a chance to scream at the top of their lungs and jump for joy. For the players within the moment, that feeling is magnified even further.<p>We can see that most clearly in the celebrations of players.<p>Some are full of delight; others …


Mesut Özil's £42m move to Arsenal sealed with one phone call from manager Arsene Wenger

There can be no single occasion during the entire 17 years of Arsène Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal when having a multilingual manager has been more useful.<p>After months of on-off negotiations, the club’s chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, was made aware on Saturday that <b>Real Madrid</b> would be willing to sell …

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

10 Greatest Midfielders of All Time

When it comes to great players in the history of world football, the list is both long and controversial—especially when it comes to the midfield position.<p>Picking one, 10 or even 100 of the "greatest" players of all time certainly isn't an easy task, and the topic is so subjective that opinions and …


Predicting Manchester United's First-Choice Starting XI for the 2013-14 Season

Aside from boosting fitness levels and introducing his own brand of football to his new set of players, David Moyes' primary aim during preseason is to establish his strongest Manchester United XI.<p>If the pressures of following on from Sir Alex Ferguson were not intimidating enough, Moyes faces a …