Husain Abdullah, of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, was penalized during a game Monday for dropping to his knees in Muslim prayer after scoring. Fans on social media pointed out that Christian players often pray in similar fashion and are not penalized.
Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was blinded by a laser beam aimed directly at his eyes 10 seconds before Algeria scored the winning goal, said Russia’s coach Fabio Capello. Social media exploded with wild theories concerning the origin of the laser beam.
The star team of the world's best footballers – still to be determined at the 2014 Brazil World Cup – has been challenged by a team of the world's poorest to play a match on their home field in the São Paulo slums.
The 20th World Cup is upon us. The football World Cup is not only a great festival of sport – it also provides us with a snapshot of the world at the time the tournament takes place, and tells us much about the global political situation.
A futuristic new product is hitting the shelves, and it’s making Marty McFly jealous. A French personal watercraft racing company unveiled an aquatic hoverboard, propelling riders over waves and through the air at speeds up to 23 miles per hour.
A glittering spectacle has closed the Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, bringing to an end the 2014 Winter Olympic season. The grand finale of the competition united the athletes under the motto “Reaching the impossible.”
A spectacular show kicked off the XI Paralympic Winter Games at Fisht Stadium in Sochi as athletes from around the world set out to prove that it's possible to overcome obstacles, unite, and achieve the unbelievable.
Four stadia and their surroundings, airport terminals, roads, IT networks, service updates… Brazil has had seven years to organize their World Cup, but the last frenetic 100 days till kick off on June 12 has anything but the feel of final preparations.