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Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The West Bank

Israel Says Hamas Tried to Snare Soldiers in World Cup Cyber Trap | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Israel‘s military accused the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Tuesday of trying to hack the mobile phones of Israeli soldiers through...

Sports | Sports

We Timed Every Game. World Cup Stoppage Time Is Wildly Inaccurate.

The second half of Iran and Morocco’s tightly contested group match contained nothing too out of the ordinary by World Cup standards. Each side used all three s…

News | Antisemitism Watch

England fans filmed making Nazi salutes at World Cup

English Football Association says police looking for supporters singing anti-Semitic songs at Volgograd pub ahead of Tunisia match

News | News

World Cup 2018: 7 Jewish stories to watch

From a Jewish football coach and commentators to Israel-based players participating in the games, here is a primer on the competition opening this week

Sports | Mixed Bag

Lindsey Vonn suffers hairline knee fracture in crash in women's Super-G - CNN.com

Top American skier Lindsey Vonn crashed while leading her World Cup event in Andorra and was then taken off the slope on a sled.

Sports | Mixed Bag

United States crush Japan for first WWC title since 1999 - ESPN FC

Carli Lloyd scored a first-half hat trick as the United States crushed Japan for first their WWC title since 1999.

Sports | My Sporting News

With Sepp Blatter out, FIFA should start by stripping Qatar of 2022 World Cup

If FIFA wants to show it's serious about cleaning house in the post-Blatter world, it should start by doing something profound like saving lives.

Sports | Mixed Bag

Only surprise of corrupt, exploitative FIFA is that more weren’t indicted

The world is corrupt, and FIFA, which oversees much more than the World Cup, represents the world.

Sports | Mixed Bag

Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors say they have opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The prosecutors' office says the proceedings are against

Sports | Mixed Bag

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon copy of the Americans' quarterfinal victory over Slovenia, when he awoke from a scoreless first half to help turn a close game into a blowout in a split s

Miscellaneous | Miscellanneous Stuff

Top 10 Wrongly Built or Misused Stadiums

It's no secret that World Cups and Olympic Games often leave stadiums where no one needs them, and with Brazil 2014 coming to a close, it's hard not to agree with what many Brazilian protesters have...

Sports | Sports

Animated GIFs of Brazil Fans In Shock And Tears After Germany Demolish Selecao 5-0 In First Half

Brazilian fans were absolutely stunned, shocked and in tears after their national team were demolished 5-0 in the first half in Belo Horizonte by an incredible Germany performance. Here are three animated GIFs of Brazilian fans in shock and tears: Brazili

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How the World Cup Is Damaging Brazil

Don’t believe journalists who tell you the tournament is going smoother than expected

Sports | Sports

Overlook U.S.' defeat, and consider its World Cup feat

Ignore the score line, which says the U.S. men's soccer team lost to Germany, 1-0, on Thursday in rainy Recife, Brazil.

Politics | Interesting Links

Ann Coulter: AMERICA'S FAVORITE NATIONAL PASTIME: HATING SOCCER

I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay.

Sports | Sports

Why Americans Call Football 'Soccer' (and Why Other People Don't)

The British actually started it. New Zealand's largest newspaper is deeply conflicted. With the World Cup underway in Brazil, should The New Zealand Herald refer to the "global round-ball game" as "soccer" or "football"? The question has been put to readers, and the readers have spoken. It's "football"—by a wide margin.

Sports | Sports

In defense of U.S. soccer bandwagoners

So what if your suddenly soccer-crazed neighbors don't really know anything about soccer? Bandwagoning is a good thing, Jason Gay writes—a ritual of big sporting events.

Sports | Sports

The PwC World Cup Index: what can the dismal science tell us about the beautiful game?

As the 2014 World Cup in Brazil draws closer, there is increasing interest in what makes a successful World Cup team. We have used economic techniques to test the relationship between key variables and historic World Cup performances.

Humor | Humor

12 bulletproof ways to piss off any Brazilian during the World Cup

When the average American thinks of Brazil, images of Victoria's Secret models, Carnival, and beautiful beaches pop to mind. And probably the dominant soccer team in those bright yellow jerseys, too.

Sports | Sports

How to add all the World Cup matches to your calendar in 15 seconds

The World Cup is upon us. There are so many games during the group play portion of the global tournament that it's hard to keep up with them all. So, some good soccer samaritans on Reddit have created calendars that you can easily import into your

Sports | Sports

A Fairer World Cup Draw

An interactive comparison of two ways to draw teams for the World Cup.

Sports | Mixed Bag

Landon Donovan misses out on the U.S.'s 23-man World Cup roster, heads explode

The U.S.'s final 23-man World Cup roster has been released and Landon Donovan, the country's all-time leading scorer, is not a part of it.