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Football

​Who needs $37mn? NFL star gives up sport to farm, feed hungry
Making tens of millions of dollars simply playing a game may seem like a dream for most Americans, but former National Football League player Jason Brown gave up fame, the limelight and the cash for a chance to do something humbler: farming.

20.11.2014 02:09

NFL teams raided, team doctors questioned by DEA agents after Sunday games
The Drug Enforcement Administration randomly inspected three NFL teams after their away games on Sunday. DEA agents were looking into allegations that team doctors were illegally dispensing prescription narcotics.

17.11.2014 21:10

'Is this an imam school?': Turkey football chairman wants national beard ban for players
The chairman of an Ankara-based football club says he will impose a $11,200 fine on any player that is seen sporting a beard. He has also put pressure on the Turkish Football Federation to impose a nationwide ban.

16.11.2014 18:03

Poor Capello: Russian Football Union struggling to pay Italian's $11mn salary
The bank balance of Fabio Capello, the coach of Russia's national football team, has not increased in five months. However, a member of the Russian Football Union (RFU) says the organization is looking for funds to pay his jaw-dropping $11 million salary.

12.11.2014 17:38

‘Ebola spread risk too serious’: Morocco refuses to host Africa football cup
Morocco has rejected an ultimatum and refused to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in January over the fear that Ebola virus may find its way into the country with the crowds of football fans and easily spread among them during the mass sporting event.

08.11.2014 22:48

Washington Redskins sue Native Americans for calling their name racist
The Washington Redskins can sue the Native Americans responsible for the team losing its trademark, a federal judge said on Friday. The group had asked for the suit to be dismissed, saying they have no financial stake in the outcome of the ruling.

03.11.2014 21:19

All in flares: Sarajevo fans set football field alight, clash with police (VIDEO)
A football match in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital Sarajevo turned violent as fans bombarded players with a barrage of flares and clashed with police. At least 15 people were injured in the brawl – but the interrupted game then continued.

03.11.2014 00:15

Fans forever: Brazilian FC Corinthians builds cemetery for its supporters
Fans of Brazilian football club Corinthians will soon have an opportunity to remain close to their favorite club literally forever and always. Corinthians is building an entire cemetery with 70,000 burial places for its supporters.

31.10.2014 14:29

'Scream' or shaving machine? Internet reacts to Russia 2018 World Cup logo
The logo for the 2018 World Cup, which was revealed by Russian organizers on Tuesday, went viral in an instant, fueling the imaginations of numerous internet users who tried to discover the true inspiration behind the emblem.

29.10.2014 18:10

'Russia’s heart & soul': World Cup 2018 logo unveiled in Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been unveiled by the cosmonauts at the International Space Station. The logo was then projected onto the iconic Bolshoi Theater building in the heart of Russian capital, Moscow.

28.10.2014 18:56

Europe, South America overrepresented at World Cup – FIFA boss
There are too many European and South American teams playing at the World Cup and football authorities need to be “a little more democratic” by changing the quota in favor of squads from other continents, Sepp Blatter, FIFA President, told RT.

28.10.2014 15:48

Russia ‘far in advance’ of Brazil in World Cup preparedness – FIFA Boss
FIFA’s president said Russia will deliver an exceptional World Cup. Sepp Blatter came to Moscow for the unveiling and presentation of the 2018 World Cup logo.

28.10.2014 10:31