Sports

Dear World Cup: You’re Using the Wrong Tiebreaker
For short competitions, head-to-head is better than goal difference
June 25, 2014

For short competitions, head-to-head is a better tie-breaker than goal difference.

Every Team that's Played in Manaus Has Lost The Next Game. Is the USMNT Next?
The myth of the Manaus hangover
June 25, 2014

Every team that's played in Manaus so far has lost their next game. Is the USMNT next?

Greece Make It to the Last 16—And Score a Goal, Too!
Who said the Greeks only play boring soccer?
June 25, 2014

Against the odds, Greece make it to the knockout stages after a dramatic showdown with the Ivory Coast.

"As You Bite It": Uruguay-Italy through Shakespeare
For never was a story of more woe...
June 25, 2014

This hilarious take turns the Suarez World Cup bite into "I do bite my thumb at you. Sir!"

Photos: The World Cup City That Every Other City on the Planet Could Learn From
Matthew Niederhauser’s World Cup Photo Diary: Day Seven
June 24, 2014

What Curitiba gets right. 

Nervous for U.S. vs. Germany? Wait Until You See These Numbers
But there's some good news too.
June 24, 2014

Group G, by the numbers. Like you needed more reasons to be nervous for USA vs. Germany.

Why Is the American Media So Obsessed with Karim Benzema?
France has a great team this year. Don't sell the other guys short.
June 24, 2014

France has always relied on a great team ethos, not just one star, to win the World Cup.

A Team to Charm Even the Chilean Left
La Roja have a country in the international headlines for happier reasons
June 23, 2014

Jorge Sampaoli and La Roja have a country in the international headlines for happier reasons

Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo Isn't the Answer, He's the Problem
Would Portugal be better without him?
June 23, 2014

Would Portugal be better without him?

The Portugal Game Will Make U.S. Soccer Converts Appreciate One of the Sport's Great Pleasures: The Gut-Wrenching Draw
Still can't stop thinking about it, can you?
June 23, 2014

Still can't stop thinking about last night, can you?

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