Soccer

Wednesday night, American keeper Tim Howard scored the longest goal in the history of the English Premier League, but his Everton side lost to Bolton 2-1. Howard became only the fourth goalie to score in EPL history (the EPL was founded in 1992), as his windblown boot bounced over the head of the... Read More

ESPN did a wonderful job of covering the last few World Cups. So, naturally, the soccer tournaments were awarded to FOX beginning in 2015, as the ESPN deal runs through the men's World Cup of 2014.  Terms of the contract were not available. The FOX contract runs through 2022.  The 2010... Read More

Bitter rivals Velez and Zrinjski, two teams split by an ethnic divide, recently played for the Bosnian Cup.  Visiting Velez scored a goal in extra time and as you might imagine, the fans of Zrinjski did not take it too well. The irrational spectators charged the field as the Velez team... Read More

Turkey has come up with a unique solution to control fan violence in soccer stadiums. League champion Fenerbahce was ordered to play two home games without any spectators after fans invaded the pitch during a friendly match with Ukrainian champion Donetsk in July.  The fans also attacked... Read More

Another wacky story from European soccer has once again showed up to delight us. Bombastic Maurizio Zamparini, owner and chairman of the Italian League's Palermo team, fired his 36th coach in the past 24 seasons.  Commented Ian Hamilton of the Regina (Saskatchewan) Leader Post, "Who... Read More

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