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Opinion

Many of you might like soccer and most of you probably know soccer better than me. However, I wanted to explore the game a little bit and see if we …

Student Injured by Falling Goal Post

A student at Eastlake Middle School in Chula Vista was airlifted from campus Friday morning after a soccer goal post fell on him, officials said.<p>San …

Student Allegedly Forced To Perform Horrifying Sexual Act In Soccer Hazing Ritual

Hazing is NOT cool, bros. It’s really, really, ridiculously uncool. Hazing is especially uncool when it involves students being forced to perform sex …

Hazing

10 incontrovertible truths every Sunday league footballer knows

From urine-soaked bushes to cheating linesman and mouldy, mismatched kits, there's a lot to be said for the beautiful game's ugly sister<p>Like national service or camping in a leaking tent, there is something wonderfully character building about playing Sunday league football.<p>Which is why it is sad …

30 Self-Help Books That Permanently Changed My Life

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>I was the kid in high school who <i>agonized</i> over whether I had interacted with the popular girls the …

The making of a pro - the sacrifice

In the final report in our series with Gatorade, Goal examines the lifestyle choices aspiring footballers need to make in order to reach the very top of the game.<p>Everybody has a story to tell about the most talented footballer at their school. A player who seemed supremely gifted when he was young, …

The making of a pro - the diet

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown discusses advances in sports science and Arsene Wenger's influence on the preparations of a modern footballer.<p>Sports nutrition is now essential to the development of any professional footballer, but that was not always the case.<p>Upon arriving at Chelsea in 1996, …

France charges Yemenia Airways over deadly 2009 crash

<b>France has charged Yemenia Airways with manslaughter over a 2009 crash off the Comoros Islands that killed 152 people, judicial sources say.</b><p>The French authorities say the Airbus A310, which set off from the Yemeni capital, should not have been allowed to fly, the AFP news agency reports.<p>Most of the …

Barcelona's win over Rayo Vallecano is a microcosm of La Liga's problems

Barcelona's 4-0 defeat of Rayo Vallecano. 90 minutes of football that serves as the latest example of the horrible imbalance in Spain between the haves and the have-nots.<p>Barcelona's 4-0 defeat of Rayo Vallecano on Saturday probably didn't set off many alarms in the football world. We're not …

American poverty figure edges up to 46.5 million

<b>The number of Americans in poverty rose slightly last year to 46.5 million, according to US Census data, despite a stock market recovery.</b><p>The figure edged up from 46.2 million in 2011, meaning the national poverty rate remains unchanged at 15%.<p>It is the sixth year in a row that the rate failed to …

Arsenal sign Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil has completed his transfer to Arsenal from Real Madrid for a club-record £42.5 million.<p>Ozil, 25, currently on duty with Joachim Low’s …

Liverpool striker Luis Suárez bite on Branislav Ivanovic, best of the funnies