NBA players challenge soccer pros
Each of these 10 shows shine bright ... like a diamond ... in the sky.
Early Sunday morning around 4:30 a.m., NYPD responded to a call of a young, white male who had been assaulted in front of 25 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. When cops arrived on the scene, they found the victim was Michael Jones, a 25-year-old from West Harrison, a suburb in Westchester ... More >>
We're not too sure if shooting and soccer are pastimes that go well together, but it seems to work fine for our Olympic duo in today's spotlight both hailing from Rochester, NY. While one is already a two-time Olympian the other should get a gold medal just for showing off their chiseled bod. Name: ... More >>
Say it ain't so! The Brooklyn Paper is reporting that the Latin American and Mexican food-truck vendors who sell their tasty pupusas, huaraches, ceviches, and tacos at the Red Hook Ball Park are having their businesses threatened by a new Parks Department regulation. The new rule gives ball-field pr ... More >>
wldcup.comSaadi Qaddafi signing for PerugiaThe Libyan national soccer team has abandoned the green uniforms favored by Muammar Qaddafi in favor of jerseys sporting the rebels' colors. The Guardian reports that the change has been made for the team's African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mo ... More >>
The protagonist in distress. Make it a double.
Alas, the U.S. lost in Sunday's Women's World Cup final, ceding the first place spot to Japan, but worldwide there were other competitions -- on different fields -- afoot. As we watched the final moments with bated breath, people were tweeting about them like crazy around the world, surpassin ... More >>
Like a cool shower giving respite from a heat wave, the U.S. women's soccer team rolls on, distracting us from ugly political and economic news and -- for at least a few moments -- bridging the country together. Today's 3-1 victory over France's Violent Femmes secures the U.S. team's positi ... More >>
Alright, alright, we know, but it's Kanye's Week, or Kanye's World, even, and we're just living it, so forgive us if our mind is a bit preoccupied with the guy right now. (We are far from the only ones.) And, when not tearing down the Bowery Ballroom, invoking the ire of the Twittersphere, do ... More >>
Paul in happier daysSad, sad news in cephalopods this morning: Paul the psychic octopus who predicted the results of World Cup soccer games with eerie accuracy, has died in his aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.
Birthday party revelers. Pics by Puja, more below.When Flashing Lights began two years ago, we couldn't help but think it was some sort of inside joke. For a dance party that featured "house, disco, techno, and rave", the cast of characters (residents Catchdubs, DJ Ayres, and Jubilee) made se ... More >>
Geronimo puts the go back in go-go. We talk about it.
Not Paul, but adorable nonetheless!By now, surely, you've heard of Paul the Psychic Octopus, who predicted eight out of eight World Cup games correctly? Well, Paul is German, or at least inhabits a German aquarium via the luck of the draw. But when Spain won the World Cup final (as he predict ... More >>
"It's hard work, politicizing your whole life," read the subhed of Matt Labash's article in the rightwing Weekly Standard. At last, we thought when we saw this, they're going to own up to it! We can stop writing this accursed column -- and, freed of their delusions, conservatives can begin to live ... More >>
The hookers are starving! Everyone believed that the sudden appearance of thousands of testosterone-oozing nationalists in South Africa would be a boon to the sex trade. As it turns out, no one is horny. Or they're just more interested in seeing art galleries and museums. What a classy bunch.
The Roots host a World Cup wrap party
Each week in Best and Worst we'll bring you the Internet's finest and most devastating takes on something that is -- or is on its devious way to becoming -- a cultural phenomenon. What viral video shows its most hilarious (or horrible) aspects? Which Photoshopped or actual creation does it ju ... More >>
So where does the cause of U.S. soccer stand after Saturday's disappointing 2-1 loss to Ghana? Let's review: "I bet I can name the exact moment that soccer conquered America," wrote Jeff Z. Klein in the Voice after Cybil Shepherd cooed about how cute some of the players were on the Jay Len ... More >>
The American version of fútbol, that is
The song is "Sign of a Victory," R. Kelly's Soweto Spiritual Singers-assisted bonkers paean to the evils of global warming and the glory of rainbows, the light at the end of the tunnel, the spirit of nations, sung with the bombastic, reality-denying conviction that is Kelly's signature. He perform ... More >>
F.C. New York of the United Soccer League is coming to New York, and you know what that means -- another push for a stadium! The new team is starting its 2010 season at Hofstra ("I've been to Hofstra for soccer," says a Washington Post commenter. "Getting there by mass transit made going to Giants S ... More >>
Dinosaur specializing in small morsels totters onto Park Avenue
Kick Out the Hams
Soccer Mania? Give Me a Red Card.
One Man's Crusade Against Nike
No News Is Bad News for Official Team Web Sites
The Women's Soccer Team Swept the U.S. Public Off Its Feet. What Happens Now That the Affair Is Over?
U.S. Smells Victory
Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy