Mainz sign Filip Djuricic from Benfica on loan

Berlin, July 24 (IANS) — Mainz reinforced their squad with the signing of Serbia international Filip Djuricic, the... (more...)

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Richmond-based Nations Cup lets soccer players represent their communities

Team India player (Orange) defending against an Italian player in 2013 Richmond-based Nations Cup. Submitted photo/Omar Branine. LARISSA... (more...)

David Beckham to recieve Legend award

Los Angeles, July 12 (IANS) — Former soccer star David Beckham will be given the first-ever Legend award at the Nickelodeon... (more...)

Isotonic drinks do not improve sports performance: Study

Sydney, July 11 (IANS/EFE) — Isotonic beverages that soccer players and other sportsmen usually drink during breaks... (more...)

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Nepalese teenager killed herself after Brazil lost in the World Cup semifinals: police

Brazil’s fan reacts during a public viewing event at a street in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal... (more...)

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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?

Brazil’s forward Neymar (C) lies on the pitch after being injured during the quarter-final football match between Brazil... (more...)

Toronto FC captain Steven Caldwell, right, is fitted for the new team jackets by Michael Nguyen at Garrison Bespoke in Toronto on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Members of the Toronto FC are preparing to make a unified and distinctive style statement away from the pitch with the unveiling of their new team suits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Stepping out in style: Toronto FC set to unveil custom team suits

Toronto FC captain Steven Caldwell, right, is fitted for the new team jackets by Michael Nguyen at Garrison Bespoke in Toronto... (more...)

Mohun Bagan sign Nigerian Alao

Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) — Mohun Bagan have roped in Nigerian central defender Fatai Adisa Alao as their second foreign... (more...)

Ghana Black Stars sponsor encourages team against Portugal

Accra, June 24 (IANS) — The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), the main sponsor of Ghana’s national... (more...)


Iran arrests 2 youths for singing and dancing in World Cup video (w/ video)

Ajam Band are pictured here in their video for Gole Iran. Submitted photo/YouTube screengrab. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEHRAN,... (more...)

Chile's midfielder Charles Aranguiz (2L) celebrates with his temmates after scoring a goal during a Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup sex rules: Some teams can, some can have it only with their wives and some are prohibited

Chile’s midfielder Charles Aranguiz (2L) celebrates with his temmates after scoring a goal during a Group B football... (more...)

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John Abraham to rope in real soccer players for his latest Bollywood production ’1911′

Bollywood actor John Abraham. AFP/Getty Images RADHIKA BHIRANI IANS  New Delhi – John Abraham is currently living... (more...)

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B.C. Securities Commission finds Vancouver woman who ran a Ponzi scheme committed $100 million fraud

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Canada balks at returning Indian statue of a woman believed stolen from Khajuraho temple

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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

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Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

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