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  1. espnW -- Sky Blue FC's Nadia Nadim breaks down walls to become wo...

    Graham Hays

    Nadia Nadim escaped the Taliban that stole her father's life in Afghanistan to become an international soccer star in Denmark and in the NWSL.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  2. Video: Maldives striker scores bizarre 'fish flop' penalty

    Chris Wright

    The Maldives beat Afghanistan 8-7 on penalties on Wednesday night to secure themselves third place in this season's AFC Challenge Cup, though it wasn't the winning spot-kick that caught the world's eye, oh no. Instead, it was the penalty that drew...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  3. Top 10 Asian players of 2013

    John Duerden

    Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, it is time to select Asia's top 10 performers of the year. 10. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran and Standard Liege, Belgium) The fleet-footed forward only made his national team debut at the tail end of last year b...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  4. Shashank Bengali on how to watch games in a land without sports b...

    Shashank Bengali

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, thinking of those who can't just flip on the TV.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2011
  5. Barcelona is taking the high road with Jose Mourinho -- Graham Hu...

    Graham Hunter

    Instead of calling for harsh punishment against the Special One, Barcelona's president is taking the high road in the hopes of reducing tensions between Real Madrid and Barcelona, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  6. Palestine beats Afghanistan 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

    Palestine defeated Afghanistan 2-0 in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier, boosting its chances of reaching the second round.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  7. Women's World Cup: How soccer can change the world

    Awista Ayub

    While women's soccer enjoys popularity stateside, it's a different story across the globe. From South Africa to Afghanistan, the sport is catching on, but there is work to do in promoting the global game on the women's side.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  8. U.S. Army Col. John McHugh was a leader in sports as well as batt...

    Jeff Bradley

    A bomb claimed the life of Col. John McHugh, but nothing can erase his impact on others.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2010
  9. ESPN RISE offers this look of national high school soccer headlin...

    Sheldon Shealer

    ESPN RISE offers this look of national high school soccer headlines

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2009
  10. How do you measure greatness while thinking about basic freedom?

    Jeff MacGregor

    Jeff MacGregor wants to remind us that when it comes to tennis and freedom, try not to let hype get in the way of perspective.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2009
  11. Afghan girls spreading sport of soccer to win ESPY

    A group of Afghan female athletes who are spreading the sport of soccer to their fellow countrywomen will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2006 ESPYs.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2006
  12. Afghan weightlifters loosen up their sport

    Gyms for bodybuilders are opening all over Kabul. Growing numbers of men are working out in places that have set up shop in abandoned war-ravaged buildings and new high-rises.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2006
  13. FIFA disagrees with WADA on doping bans

    FIFA disagrees with the World Anti-Doping Agency over automatic two-year bans for first-time doping offenders, referring the dispute to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2005
  14. It's not Hawaii, but 200 conquer desert

    A U.S. soldier burst into tears after winning Afghanistan's first marathon Sunday -- his thoughts on four comrades killed in recent fighting.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2004
  15. Asylum escape finishes Afghan team

    Afghanistan has disbanded its national soccer team after nine players disappeared from a training camp in Italy last week, an official said on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2004
  16. Nine players may be trying to defect

    Nine members of the Afghanistan national soccer team are missing after leaving the squad's hotel, though police said Tuesday it was unclear if the players were attempting to defect.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2004