Soccer

Not Used To Using His Hands

Speaking of Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two great Spanish rivals met in the finals of the Copa del Rey (the King's Cup) and Madrid scored a dramatic overtime goal to capture the Spanish national tournament 1-0 in Valencia. The team immediately flew back to the Spanish capital and the all-night celebrations began with players riding around the old city center in an open-air, double-decker bus, saluting its jubilant fans after winning the cup for the first time in eighteen years. Drop

Celebrity: 
Sergio Ramos

Viva Espana

Two Spanish soccer teams have bypassed the New York Yankees as the highest paid teams in the world, according to the average pay of their starting lineups. Barcelona's starters averaged $7.9 million followed by its major rival Real Madrid with $7.4 million. The Yankees came in at $6.8 million. The Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic ranked fourth and fifth at $ 6.5 and $ 6.4 million respectively.

Celebrity: 
FC Barcelona

David Beckham Choosing Royalty Over Galaxy

On April 29, the much-ballyhooed Royal Wedding will take place in Westminster Abbey and Los Angeles will be represented. When Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot in London, David Beckham and his wife Victoria (Posh Girl Spice) will be among the invited guests in spite of the fact that Beckham's team, the LA Galaxy, also have an important game that weekend.   

Celebrity: 
David Beckham

How will Pavlik do?

A three-month old octopus is being trained to succeed the deceased, world-famous Paul, the psychic octopus who became a sensation by picking eight consecutive winners during the World Cup tournament in South Africa last year. Paul died last October at the age of two in Oberhausen, Germany, where he lived. Pavlik, the replacement octopus, resides in a Ukraine zoo.

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FIFA

Landon Donovan embraces his role as face of US Soccer

Wednesday, the United States advanced to the World Cup round of 16 after defeating Algeria 1-0.  In desperate need of a goal,  Landon Donovan netted a miraculous shot in minute 91 of the match. On the verge of elimination, Donovan's late game composure resulted in a perfectly placed follow of a Rais M'Bolhi save.

Celebrity: 
Landon Donovan

Mia Hamm Dancing on the Bar

Mia Hamm can not only dance on the soccer field, but on a bar as well. 

It was the night of the inaugural WUSA game (Women’s Professional Soccer League) featuring the Washington Freedom and the greatest of them all, Mia Hamm. The Washington Freedom won the inaugural game at RFK Stadium, and afterwards, the team headed over to Cafe Citron in Washington DC, to celebrate.  And celebrate they did. 

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