Kaká's Long-Range Finesse Strike Was A Work Of Art

While APOEL's Cinderella run through the Champions League was mostly over before today's return match at Real Madrid even started, Kaká helped slam the door by increasing the aggregate lead to 5-0 when he landed a shot from a position and with a curve more reminiscent of his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo (who opened… » 4/04/12 3:52pm 4/04/12 3:52pm

Cristiano Ronaldo Could End Up Being Seized By The European Central Bank

The financial situation in Europe is so screwed up that soccer players are being used as collateral. Bankia, a troubled seven-month-old Spanish banking group, is trying to shore up capital by going public and getting a big loan from the European Central Bank, the EU's equivalent of the Federal Reserve. But the ECB… » 7/28/11 1:55pm 7/28/11 1:55pm

Roman Abramovich's Fantasy Football Team Is Better Than Yours

Apparently Roman Abramovich doesn't like being first runner-up. After completing the silver sweep last season—finishing second in the Premier League, the Carling Cup, and the Champions League—the Russian billionaire owner of Chelsea FC responded by purchasing half of the Portuguese-speaking world. First he poached the… » 8/27/08 3:00pm 8/27/08 3:00pm