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FC Tucson looks for 2nd win in league vs. tough Ventura County side

Despite playing in a separate division for several seasons, one of FC Tucson’s fiercest opponents in the Premier Development League has been the Ventura County Fusion. The two teams are back in the same division, and will have the first of two face-offs on Saturday. Plus: Open Cup notes & FIFA brings in high-profile woman to right ship.... Read more»

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Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?

The RICO Act was designed to combat organized crime groups like the Mafia. But a growing number of advocates in the U.S. see the recent FIFA investigation as a precedent for a possible criminal investigation into the Holy See’s role in child sexual abuse cases.... Read more»

The World Cup's official instrument is now banned from the World Cup

The enemies of fun have triumphed. First they came for the vuvuzela. Now they've come for the caxirola.... Read more»

How German coaches are crushing it at the World Cup

If any of these 6 teams wins in Brazil, Germany could claim a share of the credit.... Read more»

Brazil: Police release disturbing list of safety tips for World Cup

Police in Brazil's largest city will distribute safety pamphlets to World Cup visitors next month. Among the suggestions given is to hold your tongue when you're being robbed. Screaming will only get you killed. Solid advice.... Read more»

5 signs Brazil is not ready for the World Cup

All eyes are on Brazil as the continent’s largest nation prepares to host the World Cup next June and the Summer Olympics in 2016. On paper, these seem like perfect projects for Brazil.... Read more»

Latin American nations push digital connectivity

Google is building an Internet data center and mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store for Latin America. ... Read more»

Officials fired after Egypt soccer riots that killed 74

Egyptian Football Association officials, along with officials in Port Said, have been fired following the riots after Wednesday’s soccer match between Al Masry and Al Ahly, in which 74 people died.... Read more»

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Gunmen kill 22 in Mexico as FIFA tournament opens

Gunmen killed at least 22 people in a string of attacks in Mexico this weekend as the FIFA tournament opened.... Read more»1

South Africa looks to build on success of World Cup

South Africa hosted the world's largest sports tournament, an undertaking that many feared would be too challenging for the developing nation. The country ponders what will be the tournament's legacy.... Read more»

World Cup: Spain's stylish play trumps rough Dutch

We should be grateful that South Africa 2010 turned out to be an alluring celebration of game and country. Hell, by Sunday the vuvuzelas had begun to sound like late Miles Davis.... Read more»2

World Cup: Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 in extra time

Spain became the eighth nation to win the World Cup by scoring a goal against the Netherlands in extra time. In a fitting end to a low-scoring World Cup, the Spaniards had to wait until six minutes from the end of the 30-minute overtime to score the final's only goal.... Read more»

World Cup: Are South Africa's stadiums white elephants?

South Africa dazzled the world with its new 2010 World Cup stadiums. But some are asking whether the $2 billion to build 10 stadiums was spent wisely in a country where so many live without flush toilets and trash removal.... Read more»

World Cup first round ends with bang: Swiss stun Spain

The first 16 games in South Africa show few goals scored and a quirky new ball that may be making them harder to come by.... Read more»

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Ties open first day of World Cup soccer

South Africa kicked off the soccer World Cup here with a tense 1-1 draw with Mexico in a brand-new stadium designed to resemble a traditional African cooking pot.... Read more»

Rugby match in Soweto uplifts South Africa

Fifteen years after Nelson Mandela used rugby to convince South Africa's white minority to give a chance to the country's fledgling democracy, the sport has once again allowed the nation to reach another milestone in its quest for a nonracial society.... Read more»

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