Lessons in sport: Remember when Muhammad Ali and George Foreman duked it out in Zaire?

December 24th, 2017|

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How good are you at deciphering visual sports puzzles? Instagram user @lessonsinsport has rendered another batch of stark graphics that hint at legendary sports […]

Goalkeeper cat’s paw-some skills rival those of Gianluigi Buffon and Iker Casillas

December 23rd, 2017|

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In George Orwell’s dystopian novella Animal Farm, sheep bleat out the slogan, “Four legs good, two legs bad!” Later, Napolean, the dictatorial pig, decrees, […]

Sweet butter crumpets! Yale goalie Scott Sterling has a face of steel

December 19th, 2017|

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In a 2014 parody video produced by Brigham Young University’s TV station, Yale’s hapless (and fictional) goalie Scott Sterling used his increasingly battered face […]

Soccer tykes: Can you identify Robin van Persie, Mario Balotelli and Neymar as kids?

December 16th, 2017|

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With their images plastered everywhere from train station ceilings to ferris wheels you might think it would be impossible not to recognize the world’s […]

Revenge of the nerds — just wait until soccer robots have their own World Cup team

December 14th, 2017|

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Soccer stars are among the most idolized people on the planet. From David Beckham posing in his skivvies to the nuances of Cristiano Ronaldo’s […]

Take a tour of the world’s biggest football (soccer) clubs outside Europe

December 4th, 2017|

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Almost every sports fan is familiar with hallowed football (soccer) clubs like FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United, but do you know the […]

Short-handed sports: Playing basketball, baseball, soccer and hockey minus a few players

November 29th, 2017|

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Almost everyone is familiar with the maximum number of players that a team can have playing in each of the major sports: in basketball […]

15 soccer stars reveal their favorite goal: Zlatan Ibrahimovic cites bicycle kick vs England

November 23rd, 2017|

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TalkSPORT put together a video of fifteen of the world’s best soccer players identifying their favorite goal of their sporting careers. Before watching, try […]

Soccer-playing superhero: Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a footballer can

November 8th, 2017|

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In the 2014 German Supercup, Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored to give his side a 2-0 lead over Bayern Munich. In his post-goal […]

Lionel Messi-Bojan Krkic and other soccer stars you didn’t know were related

November 5th, 2017|

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In an earlier piece we looked at the little-known siblings of soccer stars, but here we take a look at famous footballers that are […]

No ifs, ands, or butts: Giving the derriere its due in baseball, basketball, football, hockey and more

November 3rd, 2017|

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Outside of Brazil’s annual Miss Bumbum contest, and the occasional quixotic art film, derrieres are rarely mentioned in the mainstream press. This is true […]

Blake Griffin’s “Tearaway Pants” and the best poetry from each sport

October 20th, 2017|

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If Blake Griffin weren’t known as a hoopster, his name would be perfectly suited for a slam poet’s stage persona — a mashup of […]