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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, June 20, 2014
So came the headline from Uruguayan daily Ovacion, referring to Luis Suarez's infamous bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in 2013. The paper went on to claim that the Liverpool striker's two-goals in the 2-1 win against England on Wednesday was revenge for all the criticism he'd received in the ... Read the whole story
After leading Uruguay to victory with two goals against England on Thursday, Luis Suarez's thoughts immediately turned to Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard, whose mistimed backward header landed conveniently at the Uruguayan's feet, allowing him to neatly dispatch what would prove to be the game winner with just five minutes left. ... Read the whole story
Former NBA shooting guard Richard "Rip" Hamilton on Thursday set off for Brazil on a mission: to bring USA forward Clint Dempsey, who broke his nose in the USA's 2-1 win against Ghana on Monday, one of his famous masks to protect his face in subsequent games against Portugal on ... Read the whole story
If FIFA were to give out the Golden Ball (awarded to the World Cup's most valuable player) after just two matches, Colombia's James Rodriguez just might be the favorite to take home the prize. The AS Monaco, who scored the third goal and helped set up two others in Colombia's ... Read the whole story
The Associated Press and other news outlets are reporting that Argentina striker Lionel Messi challenged the authority of coach Alejandro Sabella at halftime during Argentina's opening game of the World Cup against Bosnia-Herzegovina, which it won 2-1. Apparently, Messi demanded that Sabella change the team's formation from a 5-3-2 to ... Read the whole story
In an interview with Yahoo! Sport, Jose Mourinho called Arsenal and Germany international Mesut Ozil "a very sensitive boy" who needs "confidence" and "trust" in order to perform his best. Mourinho coached Ozil for three seasons as coach of Real Madrid. Read the whole story
Borussia Monchengladbach forward Max Kruse, a surprise omission from Germany's World Cup squad, on Wednesday reached the final table at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, ultimately finishing third in his event and winning 26,900 euros ($36,000). Kruse scored 12 goals and created just as many last season, ... Read the whole story
New MLS franchise Orlando City has confirmed that it is in advanced discussions to acquire AC Milan midfielder Kaka. ESPN claims that the 32-year-old 2007 Ballon d'Or winner will be loaned out to former club Sao Paulo for the rest of the year, with Orlando paying 50 percent of his ... Read the whole story


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