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  1. Yearbook, July 9: The Zidane head-butt

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 9, 2006: This day six years ago brought an infamous World Cup moment: French soccer legend Zinedine Zidane almost inexplicably head-butted Italian defender Marco Materazzi late in extra time of the final, earning Zidane a red card ... and creati...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  2. Sports' Twitter record broken again (charts)

    Patrick Dorsey

    Tim Tebow did it. The Super Bowl did it. And now, the Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy did it -- set the record for most tweets per second (15,358 on Sunday) during a sporting event. It still fell well short of the overall record, which we'...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  3. Animals are terrible at predicting soccer

    Patrick Dorsey

    We admit: The sample is tiny. But when assessing the performance of Euro 2012's official (and sort of official) prediction-making animals -- in terms of choosing who would win between Spain and Italy in Sunday's final -- there's only one way to look ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  4. Euro 2012: Italy & others feel pain of defeat

    Patrick Dorsey

    This has been updated from a previous post. Loss. It hurts. So while one nation showed just how it feels to win, the other 15 Euro 2012 nations showed the pain of defeat. Here's how it looked:...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  5. Shot of the Day: Champs and loving it

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day ... Click here for explanation....

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  6. Euro 2012: Spain vs. Italy on Facebook

    Patrick Dorsey

    It has arrived. The UEFA Euro 2012 final, between Spain and Italy. It's a clash of styles, featuring many of Europe's top players vying for the continent's top trophy. The Spanish are the defending champions. The Italians are confident. But ......

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  7. Shot of the Day: Italy's Euro 2012 hero

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day ... In a word: Balotelli....

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  8. UEFA Euro 2012 animated -- using string

    Patrick Dorsey

    For some catching up on UEFA Euro 2012 -- or for a different look at that dramatic competition that's now down to its final four -- look no further than the work of artist/friend of Playbook Richard Swarbrick, who illustrated some of the top plays of...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  9. Shot of the Day: Gloomy Ireland

    Patrick Dorsey

    It was a tough ask for Ireland to get through their UEFA Euro 2012 group stage, what with defending Euro and World Cup champion Spain in Group C, plus strong squads from Italy and Croatia. But that didn't make it any less disappointing for Irish fans...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  10. Euro 2012: Who will keep celebrating?

    Patrick Dorsey

    UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation. Friday is the d...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  11. UEFA Euro 2012: Italy's major trophies

    Patrick Dorsey

    UEFA Euro 2012, one of soccer's top international competitions, kicks off June 8. In anticipation of this eagerly awaited event, Playbook is teaming up with ESPN FC to offer sights and other delights from each participating nation. Italy is one of...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  12. Fan photos: Canucks in Paris and Italy

    Patrick Dorsey

    Vancouver Canucks fans are passionate -- and they're all over the world, as Tim and Jen Chan show in these European vacation photos they were happy to share with Playbook. Will that global love help Vancouver stretch its series with the Los Angele...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  13. Thursday's Web video of the day

    Patrick Dorsey

    He's one of soccer's most fascinating (and therefore polarizing) figures: Italy/Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, a man whose antics, good and bad, cannot be summed up in brief. But one of them -- this crazy, misguided trick shot during a summ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2011