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  1. Requiem for the Ghost Goals

    Joseph Neighbor

    Every so often there is a strange moment in soccer in which no one can tell if the ball has crossed the goal line or not. Everyone looks at the referee. The referee looks at his assistant. The players swarm both officials, gesticulating wildly, shout...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. We Went There: Real MadridManchester United at the Santiago Bern...

    Pete L'Official

    "No hay mas que hablar." This was the cabdriver's response to my friend, who upon entering the taxi had given our destination simply as, "Al estadio, por favor." I laughed to myself as we settled in for the ride, partly because I had spent most of th...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  3. OH MY GOODNESS! GUS JOHNSON TO THE WORLD CUP?

    Brian Phillips

    I didn't even know where it came from. Was there an official announcement? Did someone break the news? It turned out it was Richard Deitsch. But all I knew at the time was that one minute Twitter was bubbling along peacefully and the next it had turn...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  4. Megan Rapinoe Might Make Lyon the Best Soccer Team in the World (...

    Pete L'Official

    It was all good just a year ago. 2012 was the first year in 13 that Olympique Lyonnais failed to qualify for the Champions League, missing out on the money and spotlight that European competition brings. In truth, the rot had already set in. Lyon has...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  5. Fans venting on the replacement referees, plus the Thursday pick

    Bill Simmons

    The shockwave of the replacement referees' legacy, plus Thursday's Skunk of the Week.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  6. Cleaning out the inbox, plus Week 3 picks

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy fears an official-induced riot as he goes through his inbox and makes his Week 3 picks.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  7. From Goalball to Murderball: The Five Must-See Paralympic Events

    Dermot Hunt

    The Paralympics have begun, and that means that there will be several hundred hours of sports being streamed live on the official Paralympic website. The likelihood is that most of these events will be unfamiliar to you, and there's no way that you c...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  8. Bang in the Chubby: The Fight to Name the 2014 World Cup Ball

    Pete LOfficial

    Perhaps the least surprising surprise at the heart of the traditional "handover" segment of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony - its big reveal - was the presence of the ubiquitous, loved-worldwide or just merely tolerated figure of Brazilian ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  9. The sound, fury, and mediocrity of the English national soccer te...

    Brian Phillips

    The sound. The fury. The mediocrity.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  10. International Sporting Events > International Diplomacy

    Rembert Browne

    Chief official White House photographer Pete Souza is very good at his job, and has been for a very long time. Whether it was covering President Ronald Reagan's second term in office, Obama's road to the White House, the iconic Situation Room shot, o...

    Blog | May 21, 2012