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Russian Betting Firm Seeks To Make Paul The Octopus A Prized Employee

One does not simply pull off a perfect eight-for-eight streak in picking World Cup winners, and in doing so capture the imagination of the entire globe, without attracting further job opportunities...

Jersey Swap: Bastian Schweinsteiger Wears Frank Lampard's WC Jersey To Pick-Up Game

↵A tradition that began in the early 1930s, players have been swapping jerseys at the end of big international matches for the last 80 years. Have you ever wondered what the players do with...

Another Thing Blamed On Homosexuals: World Cup Losses

↵ ↵While the German national team was lauded throughout the World Cup for fielding one of the most dynamic and diverse rosters in the nation's history, apparently there was another...

Stuart Holden Has Personal Experience On The Wrong End Of The De Jong Ninja Kick

It will not be news that the Netherlands put on the most thuggish performance in the history of the World Cup final yesterday, what with breaking the record for most yellow cards for both teams by...

Offsides: Robben Seeing Red After Oranje World Cup Defeat

Arjen Robben joined others on the Dutch side, including coach Bert van Marwijk, in complaining about the poor officiating by Howard Webb in Sunday's World Cup final. Spain defeated the Netherlands...

Shanoff's WUC: What Else Does Octopus Know?

Today's Calls: Paul the Octopus vs. Everything Else, Spain vs. History, Andres Iniesta vs. Diego Forlan, Jesse Jackson vs. Dan Gilbert, Pat Riley vs. Mark Cuban, Udonis Haslem vs. Derek Fisher,...

With Lone Moment of Brilliance In Brutal Final, Spain Claims First World Cup

Spain will remember this result, and forget how it happened. This was not pretty, not fun, and not classic. But, for the first time in Spain's history, La Furia Roja have won a World Cup.Spain's...

No One's Stealing This World Cup Final, Except Maybe Howard Webb

The pregame for the World Cup final included a spirited attempt to either steal the World Cup trophy, or put a hat on it, or both.It did not end well.During the first half, though, Howard Webb...

World Cup Final Preview: Will Spain Or The Netherlands Lift Its First Trophy?

↵ ↵It is a fine storyline: Whichever team, Spain or the Netherlands, emerges victorious on Sunday, will join one of the most selective fraternities in sports, becoming just the eighth...

A World Cup Conversation With ESPN's Bob Ley

↵This is it, two matches left in the World Cup, with the third-place match on Saturday afternoon followed by the championship match on Sunday. Then we, as Americans, go back to our normal...

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