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  1. While the world watched -- World Cup brings back memories of Arge...

    PHOTOGRAPH BY IMAGO/ACTIONPLUSWright Thompson

    At the same time Argentina hosted the 1978 World Cup, the nation's dictators were waging their "Dirty War" of repression, kidnappings and torture. As the tournament again draws near, ghastly memories are flooding back.

    Eticket | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  2. On The Move: January's movers and shakers

    George Pavlou

    We all remember Sir Alex Ferguson kidnapping Dimitar Berbatov when he hadn't been given permission by Tottenham to go to Manchester and the shock as Robinho made a big-money move to Manchester City while Mark Hughes was on the golf course. The bitter...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  3. Bruno on trial for alleged murder of girlfriend

    Associated Press

    The trial of a former star goalkeeper charged with orchestrating the kidnapping and gruesome murder of an ex-girlfriend started Monday, with two lawyers abandoning the case and the victim's mother making a tearful plea for justice.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2012
  4. Ex-Hammers striker Savio to go on trial for faking own kidnapping...

    Chris Wright

    There was a time when Savio Nsereko, then of Germany Under-21s, was deemed to be worth GBP;9 million's worth of investment when West Ham jemmied him from Brescia's fold back in 2009 - such was his perceived potential. (N.B. the West Ham board are cur...

    Blog | November 17, 2012
  5. Palmeiras' Jorge Valdivia to stay in Brazil despite abduction's t...

    Chilean player Jorge Valdivia says he will keep playing in Brazil despite learning his wife was molested during the couple's abduction 10 days ago in Sao Paulo.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2012
  6. Suspended Mexican soccer goalie Omar 'El Gato' Ortiz arrested

    Suspended first-division soccer goalkeeper Omar "El Gato" Ortiz has been arrested in connection to his alleged participation in a kidnapping ring, Mexican police announced Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2012
  7. Father of Chelsea player John Obi Mikel found in Nigeria

    The kidnapped father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was freed Monday after detectives traced him to a sprawling city in northern Nigeria and arrested his abductors.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2011
  8. John Obi Mikel of Chelsea's father -- kidnappers make ransom dema...

    A management firm representing Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel says kidnappers have been in touch with his family over the abduction of his father and have made a "sizable" ransom demand.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2011
  9. Father of Chelsea's John Obi Mikel kidnapped in Nigeria

    The management company for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel says the Nigerian's father has been abducted.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  10. Kidnapper of Argentine soccer coach sentenced

    A man involved in kidnapping an Argentine soccer coach faces 26 years in a Mexican prison.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2011
  11. Botafogo midfielder Somalia faked kidnapping to avoid fine, polic...

    Police say Botafogo midfielder Somalia made up a story about being abducted on his way to practice because he was late and wanted to avoid a fine.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2011
  12. Brazilian club says player kidnapped on way to practice

    Brazilian soccer club Botafogo says one of its players was kidnapped and released unharmed before a practice session in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  13. Iraq basketball chief, blind athlete coach kidnapped

    Gunmen abducted a man who coached blind athletes and the head of Iraq's national basketball federation on Wednesday, police said, the latest in a wave of kidnappings targeting sports figures.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2006
  14. The Italian Job

    Jen Chang

    The current scandal engulfing Serie A is likely to have less impact on the Italian national team's World Cup hopes than one would think, writes Jen Chang.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2006
  15. Former Juventus GM questioned in scandal

    A day after his resignation, the former general manager of Italy's top soccer team was questioned by prosecutors Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2006
  16. Five have been abducted since November

    Brazilian soccer players fear for their families after the mothers of five players have been kidnapped since November.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2005