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The USMNT Saves Mexico, And Mexico Is Eternally Grateful

Soccer can be a cruel even in victory. This photo is of the U.S.'s Terrence Boyd tearfully embracing Panama's Felipe Baloy, after two late goals from the USMNT officially eliminated Los Canaleros from the World Cup. But the sport can also be generous in defeat: the U.S.'s win singlehandedly kept alive its fiercest… » 10/16/13 8:28am 10/16/13 8:28am

Mexico Keeps World Cup Dreams Alive With Spectacular Bicycle Kick

This, from Mexico's Raúl Jiménez, came in the 85th minute, four minutes after Panama had just equalized and bummed all of Mexico out. Jimenez brought them all back to life with a bicycle kick laser that left Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo rooted to his spot. Look at him. Either it's going wide or, aw crap it's good. » 10/12/13 10:15am 10/12/13 10:15am

Brek Shea Scores Winning Goal For USMNT In The Gold Cup Final

The US Men's National Team have been dominating Panama throughout the Gold Cup final match, and in the second half, it felt like US Soccer were going to break through. In the 69th minute, substitute winger Brek Shea tapped in a cross that beat the keeper over the goal line, just 42 seconds after coming on. » 7/28/13 5:58pm 7/28/13 5:58pm

Mexican Fans Drill Costa Rican Soccer Player In The Head With Debris

Mexico played Costa Rica tonight at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City in a match everyone thought was Mexico's to lose. They didn't lose, but Mexico were frustrated by the plucky visiting side, and by the 78th minute, the score remained 0-0. That's when Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz ran over to take a corner kick,… » 6/11/13 11:05pm 6/11/13 11:05pm

Bruce Chen Is Switching Teams For The World Baseball Classic

When you think of Bruce Chen, you think: trailblazer. The journeyman starter may have to fight to crack the Royals' rotation in spring training, but he's going to make some baseball history in March. Chen will become the first major leaguer to play for China when he pitches in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Perhaps… » 1/14/13 4:30pm 1/14/13 4:30pm

Former Louisville Basketball Player Breaks Leg In Most Horrific Way…

Edgar Sosa, a former Louisville guard who's now playing for John Calipari's Dominican Republic team in the FIBA Americas Championship, broke his leg after going up for a shot in a game against Panama today. There's video here of the break itself and a look at the totally unnatural state of Sosa's shin, but be… » 9/05/11 2:45pm 9/05/11 2:45pm