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FIFA president Blatter gives his verdict on 2014 World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has given the World Cup in Brazil 9.25 marks out of 10 at his post-tournament news briefing on Monday.<p>"We have improved …

What Spain's World Cup Humiliation Means for Real Madrid

Spain's results surprised the football world, and although the warning signs were evident prior to their capitulation, it still didn't warrant the manner of defeat.<p>They now need to dust themselves down and take stock of the events that unfolded in Brazil.<p>The news that Vicente del Bosque will …

Soccer

Neymar: Messi was one of the best players in the World Cup

In a recent interview for the Brazilian newspaper O' Globo, international star Neymar came to the defense of FC Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi against a wave of criticism surrounding the awarding of the Golden Ball to the Argentine.<p>Neymar: Messi was one of the best players in the World …

World Cup: Lord Triesman repeats desire for Russia 2018 boycott

<b>European teams should "force the issue" of boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russia, says former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman.</b><p>He cited the controversy regarding the process which led to the winning bid and racism issues in Russian football.<p>"My basic proposition was that Uefa as a …

World Cup 2018 Preliminary Draw Results: Qualifying Groups, Fixtures and More

FIFA has set the stage for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with Saturday's release of the preliminary draw. There were a total of 208 countries that signed up to participate in the worldwide event, including all national teams, though it has since been whittled down to 141.<p>Host Russia gets an …

Soccer

2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Draw: UEFA Winners and Losers

The 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary draw is complete; the fate of every team on every continent vying for a spot at the world's biggest prestigious sporting event has been decided.<p>Here, B/R takes a forensic look at the European section of the draw, picking winners and losers based on how the …

Soccer

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Carlo Ancelotti Mark Real Madrid's 16th Win

Real Madrid broke the club record for consecutive victories with their 16th in a row on Saturday night, and that called for a photo.<p>Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and manager Carlo Ancelotti combined for the snap, which featured 16 fingers and thumbs to symbolise the win.<p>Bale added in his caption on …

Soccer

Canadiens’ Brendan Gallagher signs six-year contract extension

The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Brendan Gallagher to a six-year contract extension worth a reported US$22.5 million on Saturday.<p>The deal will pay Gallagher $5.5M in 2015-16, $4.5M in 2016-17, $2.75M in 2017-18, $3M in 2018-19, $4M in 2019-20 and $2.75M in 2020-21.<p>Gallagher has five goals and …

Alabama Wins High-Scoring Iron Bowl Over Auburn

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—They said that last year’s Iron Bowl couldn’t be topped. But 12 months on, Auburn and Alabama sure gave it a mighty fine try.<p>On a night of epic rallies, offensive fireworks and unrelenting drama, No. 1 Alabama came from behind to defeat rival Auburn 55-44, advancing to the …

College Football

This gorgeous video shows what Earth looked like throughout 2012

Though 2013 is well underway, NASA has recently released a rather gorgeous video documenting what our planet looked like throughout 2012. The video …

Space

Surprise Factor in How Stars Die: Sodium

The sodium content of sunlike stars determines if they skip a phase of death.<p><b>The way that stars spend their last years is largely shaped by their sodium "diet," according to a surprising new study published on Wednesday.</b><p>The study could upend current theories about how some stars that are similar to …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Costa Rica

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Air Jordan Ultimate Gift of Flight Pack | Release Date

Author:<p>Greg Vernick<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>196<p>196<p>SHARES<p>This is the news that Jordan lovers have been hoping to hear: the Air Jordan Ultimate Gift …

5 Reasons The New 'Star Wars' Trailer Was The Perfect First Look At 'The Force Awakens'

There’s been a lot of chatter about the new <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer which LucasFilm and Disney unleashed upon the world this Thanksgiving weekend.<p>Some people thought the 88-second trailer was too short, didn’t reveal enough, and didn’t awaken the hype quite the way they’d hoped.<p>Others, …

Klose told Götze he would be the match winner

Miroslav Klose revealed he told Mario Götze he could prove to be the match-winner when the hero of Germany's World Cup triumph replaced the veteran striker on Sunday.<p>Klose, 36, made way for Götze two minutes from the end of normal time at the Maracana Stadium. Götze then duly delivered a 113th …

Stunned Kramer just delighted to win World Cup

Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's late call-up for the World Cup final against Argentina saw him come off dazed after 30 minutes, but he was still able to celebrate becoming a world champion.<p>The 23-year-old midfielder -- called in when Real Madrid star Sami Khedira injured a calf muscle in the …

Argentina Grades: Messi, Agüero left wanting more

The memory of Manuel Neuer´s knee to Gonzalo Higuaín´s face and Rodrigo Palacio´s missed chance in the 98th minute work more like a dagger to the hearts of over 40 million Argentines and millions more abroad.<p>Argentina Grades: Messi, Agüero left wanting more<p>07/13/2014<p>It wasn´t meant to be for …

Five breakout players not to forget from the World Cup

Every World Cup introduces us to new and exciting players that soon will make a mark on the global soccer scene. In 2010 we were introduced to Luis Suarez for some of the right, and a few of the wrong, reasons. He soon became a leading force for Liverpool's ultimately failed title run. We also saw …

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany's ultimate field warrior

Battered and bloodied, Bastian Schweinsteiger kept fighting. No Argentine tackle or foul would keep the German midfielder from lifting the World Cup trophy.<p>Schweinsteiger battled through the final and Germany won its fourth title with a 1-0 win over Argentina on Sunday at the Maracana.<p>The …

World Cup Final sets social media record

Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.<p>Sunday's match generated a record number of tweets a minute as the final whistle went, Twitter said Monday.<p>A total of 618,725 tweets a minute were registered …

Soccer Morning: July 14th

Jason kicks off today's show with Washington Post columnist Clinton Yates as they discuss the latest on new D.C. United's stadium.<p>Jason kicks off today's show with FOX Soccer's Kyle McCarthy as they discuss yesterday's MLS Expansion Draft.<p>Jason kicks off today's show with FOX Soccer's Leander …

German press laud World Cup win

A jubilant German press on Monday celebrated the national side's fourth World Cup win and crowned striker "Super Mario" Goetze as a "football god" for his victory-clinching dream goal.<p>"It Is True", headlined conservative broadsheet Die Welt, with the three words printed in the national colors of …

Tactics: Germany wins a tight World Cup final

A tactical review of Germany vs. Argentina<p>Tactics: Germany wins a tight World Cup final<p>07/14/2014<p><b>Team Lineups</b><p>Prior to kickoff, news broke that Sami Khedira sustained a calf injury in warmups. Joachim Low chose to replace him with Cristoph Kramer, a 23-year-old midfielder. Kramer only had four caps …

Brazil World Cup: European Best XI

In a tournament where the majority of standouts came from the Americas, here are the eleven best European players of the World Cup:<p>Brazil World Cup: European Best XI<p>07/14/2014<p>In a tournament where the majority of standouts came from the Americas, here are the eleven best European players of the …

Messi named Player of the Tournament: Fair recognition or unjust decision?

Leo Messi was inches away from winning the World Cup. That was the margin by which his strike early in the second period went wide of Manuel Neuer's goal; the same tantalizing distance by which Palacio missed in extra time and Higuain incredibly misfired in the first half.<p>Theoretically in the prime …

Maradona: Messi got award for marketing reasons

A crestfallen Diego Maradona rued Argentina's 1-0 defeat to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil, telling viewers of his 'De Zurda' show, on Venezuelan TV, that the result left him with "huge sadness in my heart".<p>Maradona: Messi got award for marketing reasons<p>07/14/2014<p>A crestfallen Diego …

Argentina press hails 'heart of champions'

Argentina's media summed up the national mood as crestfallen but proud Monday after the extra-time defeat to Germany in the World Cup final, coming heartbreakingly close to their third title.<p>"Heart of champions" read the headline on sports daily Ole's website, with a full-page photo of midfielder …

Ten terrific stats that sum up the 2014 World Cup

Here is a list of the Top Ten stats that have made the 2014 World Cup in Brazil a very special edition.<p>Ten terrific stats that sum up the 2014 World Cup<p>07/14/2014<p>A month filled with football has come to an end. As Germany Captain, Philipp Lahm, lifted the World Cup trophy, so came the end to the …