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Nigeria is third African team with World Cup pay issues

FIFA Suspends Nigeria From International Soccer

FIFA brings hammer down after country fires soccer committee

FIFA brings hammer down after Nigeria fires soccer committee, suspending the country from participating in…

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Red, White, Blue … and Black: America’s Diversity Shines During World Cup Fever

Global tournament ignites African American passion and patriotism

World Cup fever ignites African American passion and diasporan patriotism for global sport.

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Two Merchandising Brand Giants Do Battle In Brazil

Nike zeroes in on Adidas' soccer market domination

As the players and coaches prepare to go to war at the World Cup, Nike…

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Tim Howard: The Safest Hands in America

U.S. Goalkeeper cements legacy with 2014 World Cup performance

In the line of fire: How U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard nearly single-handedly saved our…

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US vs. Portugal World Game Game, Highest Rated on ESPN

Productivity: American Businesses Take Million-Dollar Losses in World Cup Fever

Embracing sporting events during work hours may be a bad idea

Yahoo Finance reports that the World Cup has cost American businesses $682 million in labor…

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#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave: 16 Awesome Twitter Memes

Is there nothing the record-breaking USA team goalie cannot save?

USA’s Tim Howard rewrote the history books with his 16 saves during their World Cup…

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Cameroon World Cup Match-Fixing Scandal Heats Up

African nation investigating its own World Cup team for alleged match-fixing

Cameroon’s Soccer Federation is investigating its own World Cup team as allegations of match fixing…

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First Cameroon, Then Ghana, Now Nigeria: African Teams Demand World Cup Money

Will pay issues derail Africa's soccer ambitions?

As yet another African country puts spotlight on salary demands, will payment issues derail Ghana,…

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Ghana Sends $3 Million in Cash To Avoid Player Boycott In Brazil

Ghana avoids potential player World Cup boycott by sending plane full of money

The John Dramani Mahama administration in Ghana has reportedly caved in and sent down $3…

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US vs. Portugal World Game Game, Highest Rated on ESPN

USA vs. Portugal: ESPN’s Highest-Rated World Cup Match

Match beats 7.0 rating for US initial World Cup run against Ghana

The US team nearly won when they were up 2-1 with under 30 seconds left…

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USA Robot To Compete In World Cup Soccer Challenge

Marquette University's cybernetic creations will take the field in Brazil.

With the hype of the World Cup Tournament in full swing, Americans are focused on…

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15 Powerful World Cup Photos From The Real Rio

With FIFA standing to make money, why hasn't it hit the barrios?

Record revenue is expected from this year’s World Cup in Brazil, with the estimated total…

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US vs. Portugal World Game Game, Highest Rated on ESPN

The World Cup Begins!

Billions around the world expected to tune in as Soccer's biggest tournament kicks off

Let the games begin! Ladies and gentlemen, the World Cup is upon us.
It’s fair to…

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10 Facts About The World Cup

Here are some things you may not have known about this popular sporting event

World Cup Brazil will generate $4 billion in total revenue for FIFA, or 66% more…

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Paraguayan Striker Salvador Cabanas Shot In Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A star player for Paraguay’s World Cup team was shot in…

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Benjamin Karl, Andreas Prommegger, Jasey Jay Anderson

** CORRECTS LEFT AND RIGHT OF SECOND- AND THIRD-PLACE FINISHERS ** Benjamin Karl, center, of…

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Canada’s Delbosco, Serwa Win WC Skicross

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — The old man can still ski.
Coming off a three-week layoff, 36-year-old…

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Svetlana Boldykova

Svetlana Boldykova, of Russia, pumps her fists as she crosses the finish line for gold…

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Jasey Jay Anderson

Canada’s Jasey Jay Anderson carves a turn at the men’s parallel giant slalom snowboard world…

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Claudia Riegler

Claudia Riegler, of Austria, carves a turn at the women’s parallel giant slalom snowboard world…

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Kelsey Serwa, Ashleigh McIvor, Fanny Smith, Ophelie David

Canada’s Kelsey Serwa, second from right, celebrates her win in the ladies’ skicross during World…

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Christopher Delbosco, Daron Rahlves, Andreas Matt, David Duncan

Canada’s Christopher Delbosco, second from right, celebrates his win in men’s skicross during World Cup…

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Philipp Schoch

Philipp Schoch, of Switzerland, makes his way down the course during the World Cup snowboard…

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Benjamin Karl

World Cup leader Benjamin Karl, of Austria, blows through a gate as he makes his…

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Nicolien Sauerbreij

World Cup leader Nicolien Sauerbreij, of the Netherlands, makes her way down the course during…

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Michael Lambert

Canada’s Michael Lambert turns around a gate during the World Cup snowboard parallel giant slalom…

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Abel Henandez, Marco Donadel

Palermo’s Abel Henandez, of Uruguay, foreground, and Fiorentina Marco Donadel battle for the ball during…

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Neureuther Wins Slalom For 1st World Cup Victory

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Felix Neureuther of Germany earned his first career World Cup victory…

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US Loses To Honduras 3-1 In World Cup Warmup

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The United States opened its 2010 schedule of World Cup warmups…

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Vonn Makes It A Perfect 5 For 5 In Downhill

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — In three weeks, the only things that will matter for…

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Cuche Wins World Cup Downhill On Streif

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Didier Cuche of Switzerland won a men’s World Cup downhill on…

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Huber Wins WC Skeleton Race; Pikus-Pace Fifth

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Anja Huber has won the final skeleton World Cup event of…

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US Olympians Rohbock, Rzepka Win World Cup Race

IGLS, Austria (AP) — U.S. Olympians Shauna Rohbock and Michelle Rzepka set the track record…

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Cuche Wins WCup Super-G, Miller 17th In Austria

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Didier Cuche of Switzerland won a World Cup super-G race on…

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Hannah Kearney competes in the ladies’ qualifying run during freestyle World Cup skiing in Wilmington,…

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Hannah Kearney, Shannon Bahrke, Heather McPhie

Ladies’ moguls winner Hannah Kearney, center, silver-medalist Shannon Bahrke, left, and bronze-medalist Heather McPhie celebrate…

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South Africa Welcomes the World for Premier Soccer Event

Star athlete encourages U.S. support

As famous for its captivating landscapes as it is notorious for its tumultuous past, South…

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