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How Tim Howard Became the Internet's Favorite Goalie

UpdatePosted 07/02/2014 12:50PM

How Tim Howard Became the Internet's Favorite Goalie

Originally posted 07/02/2014 12:05PM

If you're just looking at the scores, the United States' World Cup journey was a slow slide of disappointment: a win, then a draw, then a 1-0 loss, then finally a 2-1 loss to Belgium that knocked them out of the tournament in the Round of 16.

But that view doesn't quite tell the full story of the Americans' run through the World Cup, as an underdog team emerged from the Group of Death and hordes of passionate fans put lie to the old saying that the U.S. doesn't care about soccer. Even in defeat the American side earned the respect of soccer fans the world over, scoring a late goal in extra time and finding a national hero in goalie Tim Howard, whose valiant defense kept competitive what should have been a rout.

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Baylor Basketball Star with Genetic Disorder Honored at NBA Draft

Baylor's Isaiah Austin Receives Ceremonial Pick at 2014 NBA Draft

Originally posted 06/27/2014 04:00PM

Instead of being drafted by an NBA team, Baylor power forward/center Isaiah Austin was drafted by the entire league.

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Filed Under: Health, Sports
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Tinder Is Helping Everyone Score at the World Cup

Tinder Is Helping Everyone Score at the World Cup

Originally posted 06/26/2014 03:35PM

Athletes aren't the only ones playing the field at the World Cup.

According to a report from Quartz, Brazil's influx of World Cup tourists are trying to do a bit of scoring on their own – mobile dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are seeing their numbers skyrocket in the South American nation.

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Child Unimpressed by Clint Dempsey's World Cup Goal – Watch the Clip

UpdatePosted 06/26/2014 10:30AM

Child Unimpressed by Clint Dempsey's World Cup Goal (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/25/2014 07:00AM

Feeling a little left out during World Cup madness? Just don't care about soccer that much? (Ssshh, they'll hear you.) You're not alone.

Gabe White, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, is a big soccer fan. He and his wife and son were watching the U.S.-Portugal match Sunday night, though one of his sons decided his time would be better spent playing with his wrestling figures.

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The Internet Can't Believe That Luis Suárez Bit a Guy at the World Cup

The Internet Can't Believe That Luis Suárez Bit a Guy at the World Cup

Originally posted 06/25/2014 11:25AM

Oops, Luis Suárez did it again.

As he had twice before, the Uruguayan football star allegedly bit an opposing player on the pitch during Tuesday's World Cup match against Italy.

Human flesh is something of a weakness for Suárez – the 27-year-old footballer had previously chomped down on opponents while playing for AFC Ajax in the Netherlands in 2010, and for Liverpool in the English Premier League in 2013.

Though Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 to move into the knockout stage of the World Cup, there is a chance that Suárez will not be there to join them; FIFA is still considering his punishment, and it's possible he will be banned from the remainder of the tournament.

Coming during a slow day of group play, Suárez's bite was the story of Tuesday's World Cup matches, and instantly started a social-media firestorm. See the best reactions to the surprise mandible assault below:

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Man Attempts to Chug a 25-Year-Old Beer (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/22/2014 03:35AM

Hey, remember the Cincinnati Bengals' Super Bowl-themed beer from the late '80s? No? Well, there's probably a reason for that.

Beer blogger Danny Spears recently offered his readers a challenge: If his Facebook page could get 1,000 Likes, he would chug one of the old HuDey beers in his possession.

Produced to honor the Bengals' trip to Super Bowl XXIII in January 1989 – their last championship game, it turned out – the cans had remained unopened for more than 25 years. What sort of hoppy magic lurked inside? Spears's Facebook fans couldn't wait to find out.

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See the 13 Best Bromantic Embraces of the World Cup (PHOTOS)

UpdatePosted 06/20/2014 08:25AM

See the 13 Best Bromantic Embraces of the World Cup

Originally posted 06/22/2014 10:40AM

If there's one thing we love about the World Cup, it's spontaneous displays of patriotism when the U.S. wins a match.

But if there are two things we love about the World Cup, it's spontaneous displays of patriotism and the image of handsome, athletic men celebrating their sporting accomplishments with sweaty displays of physical affection.

Luckily, many of the players in the World Cup come from countries where there isn't a stigma against male friends exchanging emotional PDA. We've collected the 13 best images of such displays from the first week of the World Cup, because … isn't it obvious?

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Filed Under: World Cup 2014, Sports
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In Pigtails and Braces, Pre-Teen Golfer Lucy Li Takes On the U.S. Women's Open

Lucy Li, 11-Year-Old Golfer, Takes On the U.S. Women's Open

Originally posted 06/18/2014 11:55AM

With pigtails and plenty of giggles, Lucy Li just wants to have fun like any 11-year-old girl. Except that this week, she's playing the biggest event in women's golf.

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Washington Redskins Name Deemed 'Disparaging' – Will They Change It?

U.S. Patent Office Rules Washington Redskins Name 'Disparaging of Native Americans'

Originally posted 06/18/2014 11:50AM

In a landmark case, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the Washington Redskins trademark association Wednesday, calling the team's nickname "disparaging of Native Americans."

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Ben Affleck Has Started a Trend: Shaving at Craig's Steakhouse

Chris Kreider Follows Ben Affleck's Lead, Shaves at Craig's Steakhouse

Originally posted 06/18/2014 11:00AM

Attention all superstitious public figures! Craig's in West Hollywood, California, is becoming the place to shave that lucky (or unlucky) beard.

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Filed Under: Sports, Ben Affleck

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