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Essential Science: Tackling concussion and head injuries

Many types of sport, as well as everyday activities, carry the risk of head injuries. How to deal with head injuries and concussion requires care to avoid permanent damage. Scientists have been investigating the most effective therapies.

Report showcases newfound love of world soccer across U.S.

A new report showcases a rapid rise in Americans viewing, traveling and spending for worldwide soccer matches. As more and more ticket holders across the EU are U.S. citizens, a shift in interest is strongly taking shape.

England FA demands answers on World Cup fix

England’s Football Association has demanded clarification from FIFA, following Sepp Blatter’s comments suggesting the vote for the 2018 World Cup had been fixed in favour of Russia.

Azkals to face Bahrain after scoreless draw game with North Korea

After holding group leader North Korea to a scoreless draw Thursday in Pyonyang, the Philippine Azkals gear up for a crucial showdown with Bahrain on Oct.13 in the FIFA World Cup qualifying games.

Uzbekistan dominates Azkals 5-1 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

The visiting Uzbekistan football team gave the Philippine Azkals a beating in their own backyard with a dominant 5-1 victory in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers Tuesday at Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Celebrities, politicians call on Filipinos to support Azkals

Philippine celebrities and politicians have called on Filipino sports fans to support the Philippine football team Azkals in their crucial game against the superior Uzbekistan team at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan starting 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Azkals in crucial game against Uzbekistan on Sept. 8

The national football team of the Philippines is set to face Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan for its third straight win in the ongoing World Cup Finals qualifiers.

Azkals targets third win in qualifying round of World Cup Finals

The Philippine national football team Azkals is gearing up for its third straight win in the qualifying round of the World Cup finals against Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan, Philippines.

FIFA scandal: More arrests ahead but Putin smells U.S. plot

Zurich - Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s incumbent president emerged victorious against challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein at Friday’s FIFA elective congress.

Op-Ed: FIFA scandal — Challenge to Blatter from a Jordanian prince

Zurich - Amid a slew of corruption allegations FIFA is due to elect its President today. Incumbent Sepp Blatter, whose position seemed impregnable just days ago, is challenged by Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, vice-president of the Asian soccer confederation.

Pioneer soccer program providing opportunities for girls Special

Toronto - Girl soccer has remained virtually absent in marginalized communities. But the game is finally finding traction at Toronto's West End, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Hanan Warsame, a young visionary ex-soccer player now turned coach.

Missing Berkeley student was struck and killed on L.A. freeway

Los Angeles - A U.C. Berkeley student athlete who was the subject of a frantic search after he disappeared from a fraternity party in Los Angeles early Saturday has been found dead, authorities said Monday.

'Women's bums for target practice,' most sexist 2014 video?

Antwerp - Trainers at the Antwerp Football Club hit on a way to focus players’ attention on perfecting accuracy of shots. But the clip showing players shooting at models' bums has sparked outrage among feminists who say it is the most degrading video of 2014.

Three Indonesian clubs fined by FIFA for Twitter leaks

Persebaya Surabaya, Persires Bali Devata and PSIS Semarang have all received hefty fines for publishing confidential transfer data through Twitter.

Fifa World Cup investigator comes out against 'erroneous' summary

Fifa was thisclose to tidying up claims of shady bid practices on the parts of cities competing for the privilege of hosting the next two World Cups, only to have its lead investigator call the report "erroneous" just hours later.

Op-Ed: Real Madrid vs Barcelona lives up to the hype

When two of the world’s best two clubs meet, a good match is always to be expected. But with the summer additions of South American superstars Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez, El Clasico has hit new heights.

Premier League club refunds fans after embarrassing performance

Sunderland - Sunderland fans who travelled across the country to see their team humiliated by Southampton will have the price of their tickets refunded by the club.

Footballer dies after goal celebration goes terribly wrong

What was supposed to be a moment of elation quickly turned into one of great sadness, as an Indian footballer died after his acrobatic goal celebration went terribly wrong.

Jack Wilshere needs to make a statement this year

It was a night that left many believing a new English star was born. Following one of the best individual performances since the turn of the millennium –– orchestrated by Lionel Messi –– 12 months prior, Arsenal received an opportunity at retribut

Bar Russia from hosting 2018 soccer World Cup — UK Deputy PM

London - The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has called for Russia to be stripped of its scheduled hosting of the 2018 World Cup soccer finals.

Palestinian supporters storm pitch, fight with Israeli players

Bischofshofen - As the conflict in the Middle East rages on, its effects seem to be felt everywhere. Hatred between both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine supporters is becoming more apparent throughout the world.

Op-Ed: Concussion care should be determined by doctors

Calls for doctors to have the last word on whether soccer players will return to the pitch have escalated after recent World Cup events.

FIFA World Cup actually boosted productivity at work

The whole world’s attention was on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The television ratings scored huge points during the games as a significant portion of world population turned their television on for the games.

Video: Canadian fimmakers lampoon soccer flopping trend

Niagara - All of us are at least a little stunned when we see blatant flopping in soccer. A small team of Canadian filmmakers have made a video poking fun at the ridiculousness of a few fouls.

Algeria's World Cup team will donate $9m salary to Gaza

The Algerian national football team has announced that it will donate the salary earned from the World Cup to the people of the Gaza Strip.

Op-Ed: Crushed — U.S. dream dies with defeat to Belgium

Crushing. That's the only way to describe it for US soccer fans. Outclassed by Belgium all game, the United States had an incredible opportunity to win in regulation and whiffed right on the doorstep.

Waffle House calls for boycott of Belgium Waffles

World Cup fever is alive and well in the United States, as evidenced by a popular restaurant chain's decision to request a boycott of a well known and loved breakfast staple.

United States v Belgium — brief preview

Salvador - Just over 24 hours from now, the United States Men's National Team will stare down the barrel of elimination for the first time at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

USA advances to next round in the World Cup

Recife - The United States has survived the so called "group of death" and will advance to the round of 16 in the World Cup. The US didn't perform their best on Thursday, but it was enough to advance.

Middle East football fans enjoy and endure the World Cup

Wall-to-wall television coverage of the World Cup in Brazil has been made available across the Middle East for the first time with this completion. A new survey reveals exactly how people plan to enjoy (or otherwise) the tournament.
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A TGSA girl working on her ball control skills.
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