Sports

Was This the Last Great World Cup?
Russia and Qatar loom, as does a return to defensive-minded play
July 13, 2014

It wasn't a perfect tournament, but we're going to like it a lot better than the dark age that now awaits 

Will LeBron and the Republicans Collide in Cleveland in 2016?
And seven other silly questions about The Decision 2.0
July 11, 2014

And seven other silly questions about The Decision 2.0.

I Love Messi, But I'm Rooting for Germany. Here's Why You Should, Too.
I know it makes me a traitor. But neuer deutscher Fußball has won me over.
July 10, 2014

I know it makes me a traitor. But neuer deutscher Fußball has won me over.

Tim Howard Is Great, But I'll Take Manuel Neuer Any Day
He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to victory
July 10, 2014

He might not be the flashiest, but the Bayern keeper is quietly leading Germany to glory.

Why I Hate Argentina
It started with a headbutt
July 09, 2014

Remember that time in 1998 that Argentina played the Netherlands? Unforgivable.

This Could Still Be the Highest-Scoring World Cup In History
Five goals short of the record, with three more matches to go
July 09, 2014

Five more goals to reach the record, and three more matches to go. Piece of cake, right? 

Before and After Photos Show How Devastating the Germany Loss Was for Average Brazilians
Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day 13
July 09, 2014

No rioting, and not much to say—yet—as fans absorb the massacre at the Mineirão 

Brazil's "Bullyball" Goes Belly Up
1-7 is a result, too
July 08, 2014

A squad built for low-scoring games found out what happens when the other team refuses to yield 

Let the Recriminations Begin in Brazil, and Let Them Begin with Scolari
Corruption and European clubs are sapping the country's talent. But it was their coach who ensured that this team played scared.
July 08, 2014

Corruption and European clubs are sapping the country's talent. But it was their coach who ensured that this team played scared.

It's a Sorry Year for British Sports, and Not Just at the World Cup
God may still save the Queen, but Britannia has not ruled in 2014
July 08, 2014

God may still save the Queen, but Britannia has not ruled in 2014

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