6 hrs ago
The origins of United States' love affair with Real Madrid
In the United States, it is not uncommon to find a Bale or Ronaldo jersey at a local field any day of the week, stressing American's admiration of both players and Los Blancos.
6 hrs ago
The New Zealand Herald
A balancing act
Olympic gymnast David Phillips is humble about his extraordinary achievements, saying simply, "I was good enough, anyway."
15 hrs ago
Buenos Aires Herald
Learning from hockey
I went straight from the Field Hockey World Cups in June to watching soccer's World Cup which ended this month.
19 hrs ago
Maple Ridge News
Nothing about game is 'beautiful'
Once it reaches house league and rep team levels, adult egos and winning-at-all-cost attitudes replace the exuberance and sheer joy expressed by youngsters who simply love to participate.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Island Packet
99-year-old Olympic gold medalist, former world record holder dies
It was a chance to serve her country; a duty, that, according to her daughter Judy Player, she was proud of.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
UPDATE 1-German lawmakers raise doubts about Russia hosting soccer World Cup
Several senior German lawmakers have raised the possibility of stripping Russia of its right to host the 2018 World Cup and the national soccer federation said it was very worried about events following the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Kinston Free Press
Kid Olympics: A friendly day of competition
The next summer Olympic games might not be until 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, but children in Kinston will get a chance Saturday to take part in the first-ever Kid Olympics at Emma Webb Park.
The Toronto Star
Markham Pan Am facility nears completion as 'sport destination'
Pan Am CEO Saad Rafi, during a tour of the Markham Pan Am Centre on Tuesday, says the facility will be ready "10 to 11 months before the games come."
Canada's flag bearer Nattrass will soak up every moment of opening ceremonies
When Susan Nattrass walks into a competition venue these days, she pauses to take a good look around, and composes a mental picture.
Athens, the Marathon capital of the world for good
Paco Borao, the man who restored Athens as the Marathon capital of the world with the establishment at the Olympic Sports Center of the headquarters of the International Association of Marathon and Long-Distance Races that he presides over, tells Kathimerini a few weeks after his reelection at the helm of the global Marathon movement that the seat ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
Swimmers slam Olympic debacle focus
GLASGOW: Australian Commonwealth Games swimmers have reacted strongly to repeated questions about the team's London Olympic Games campaign, which was notable for disappointing performances in the pool and bad behaviour out of it.
FAMU Hosts Olympics for Students
More than 15 buses rolled on to the FAMU campus Friday morning for some special competition.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
Canada fielding its A team at the Commonwealth Games in preparation for Rio
The Hydro, named after sponsor Scottish Hydro, is the new 12,000-seat arena that will be used for gymnastics at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
For Heather O'Reilly, backing down is not an option
O'Reilly, a midfielder for the Boston Breakers, was 7 or 8, and she and her older brother Kevin were in a hotel gym, passing time at a soccer tournament.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
WNFL-AM Green Bay
Bolt, Farah headline cast at Glasgow Commonwealths
Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Tom Renney wants to make hockey affordable, accessible
Tom Renney joked that on his first day as Hockey Canada president and CEO, his first challenge was finding his new office.
Nissan Inks Worldwide Deal With City Football League
Premier League be danged. Nissan is backing the global presence of the new City Football Group , a holding company owned by Abu Dhabi United Group.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
San Jose Mercury News
High school all-star football game turns 40
The concept sounded simple enough--bring together the Santa Clara Valley's finest high school football players from the 1973 fall season to play in an all-star game the following summer.
Will the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball Ace Multichannel Marketing?
The event's creators are using marketing to spike the tournament to the forefront of the sports world amid World Cup frenzy.
The Miami Herald
A look at the venues hosting 2018 World Cup
In this file photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, second right, is accompanied by Gazprom Head Alexei Miller, right, visits the Zenit Arena stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, which is under construction and which will be used during 2018 World Cup soccer competition in Russia.