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  1. Virginia Cavaliers defeat UCLA Bruins to win College Cup

    Virginia is again the best in college soccer.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2014
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  4. MLS sets itself apart with zero tolerance on diving

    Jason Davis

    The recent fine levied to DC United's Luis Silva for simulation brought back into focus a crusade launched by Major League Soccer in 2011. Back then, the league decided that diving -- or "simulation/embellishment" in the more delicate league parl...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  5. Defending the fall guys

    Steven Kelly

    The debate over diving was re-ignited this week in the excellent Raphael Honigstein ESPN piece and, of course, it is hard to defend those who do it -- personally it took a long time to get over the fact Arjen Robben got Pepe Reina sent off in their C...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  6. It's high time to end the outrage over diving

    Raphael Honigstein

    Is it because I is German? I'm playing off of Ali G here, of course, but I did ask myself that very question last week when another one of those perennial diving outrages occupied much of the public debate in the U.K. This time, the culprit wa...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  7. Hull fail to make most of ten-man opportunity vs. Man City

    Philip Buckingham

    Where to start the post-mortem of Manchester City's visit to the KC Stadium: the diving, the spitting or the head butt? Accusations of all three came within seconds of one another as Hull City's George Boyd clashed with Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart b...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  8. Divers making a splash

    John Brewin

    "Diving," we call it in England. "Flopping," some call it in the United States. "Simulation" is what the rulebook calls it. These days, penalties that might be or should never have been fill a significant proportion of managers' postmatch reactions. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  9. Hazard the innocent fall guy of diving clampdown

    Phil Lythell

    Almost every season there comes a point when the issue of simulation rises high on the agenda and this year it has unfortunately chosen to emerge just as Chelsea have been involved in some high profile incidents. I say unfortunate as Chelsea do no...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  10. Lacina Traore - the capricious and talented 'sleeping giant'

    Michael Yokhin

    Diving is one of the hottest topics in the Premier League right now. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho feels free to criticise Liverpool's Luis Suarez while protecting his own player Ramires, whereas Manchester United fans grow increasingly frustrated with ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  11. November 10th show highlights

    Daniel Krieg

    On yesterday's show we looked back at the best goals of the weekend from around the globe, Manchester United's 1-0 win against Arsenal, and who is the best player on current form: Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Gab Marcotti, Craig Burley, S...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  12. How do you solve a problem like diving?

    Iain Macintosh

    It is astonishing that Ashley Young doesn't hurt himself more often. You only have to run near him to send him flying through the air like crockery off a bad magician's tablecloth. Sir Alex Ferguson has warned him and David Moyes has warned him, but ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  13. Diving judges

    Uli Hesse

    Nothing enrages football fans quite as thoroughly as the blatant, cynical dive. Especially if it's executed to win a penalty or to get an opponent sent off. Sometimes the blood will begin to boil even if fans only suspect that someone might have made...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. Coming up on Wednesdays show

    Andrew Hush

    The latest edition of the show can be seen at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. - We continue the diving debate which began on Tuesday's show as Paul Mariner and Shaka Hislop add their voices to the discussion. - Ahead of a vital weekend of World...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  15. Naming and shaming should curb diving

    Gabriele Marcotti

    Tuesday night's ESPN FC show brought about an interesting discussion about diving and what can be done about it. Alexi Lalas argued that it was part of the game, no worse a form of cheating than two-footed tackles over the top of the ball. Craig Burl...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  16. October 8 show highlights

    Andrew Hush

    The topic of diving was the dominant discussion point on Tuesday's show and there were varying points of view... Alexi Lalas explained why he doesn't find diving offensive. Gab Marcotti looked at how diving has developed over the years. ESPN...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  17. Coming up on Tuesday's show

    Andrew Hush

    Former Premier League referee and current MLS officials' chief, Peter Walton, is among our guests at 5:30pm ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. - Is diving an evil that must be eradicated or simply part of the modern game? - Should in-game incidents be re...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  18. How You'd Fix It: Grantland Readers Fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Last week, we tried to fix the NHL. We increased scoring, improved the standings, ended diving, and reduced (but didn't eliminate) fighting. We killed the puck-over-glass penalty and brought back home whites. And most importantly of all, we made Gary...

    Blog | August 12, 2013