The emotions of watching Brazil's loss to Germany at the World Cup
By a lot of measures, it's been an unusually exciting, convention-defying tournament.
U.S.A.'s World Cup bid had ended, but there are signs of a historic shift in global perceptions.
America's loss hurts. But fans should still be proud of what the team accomplished.
U.S.A. vs. Belgium at the World Cup: heartbreaking, yes. But for a bandwagon fan like me, it was also a thrilling reminder of why the sport is great.
If telephone data from the time during last week's U.S.-Germany match is any indication, business will be put on hold during this afternoon's game.
The Red Devils excel at wearing down opponents, but injuries to top players have left them vulnerable.
America's growing coalition of soccer fans looks a lot like the coalition that got Obama elected.
Bootstrapping, inclusion, perseverance: Even in defeat, big national narratives play out.
America can advance, even with a loss. But a win would be hugely significant.
Giving women equal screen time and equal pay for events like Wimbledon has led to an unusually inclusive competitor field and fan base.
What happens when you've devoted your life to soccer—but it's your brother, not you, who ends up competing for global glory?
Managers seem to think that youth, points scored, and Final Four experience predict college players' pro performance. History tells a different story.
Take it from an England fan: Last night's draw makes the tournament all the more fun.
The linguist who testified against the Redskins in their trademark proceedings explains why the team's name can't be separated from historical hatreds.
When England flamed out at the tournament 16 years ago, I turned to EA Sports' FIFA 98 to rewrite history. It may be time to break out the controller again.
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The championship-winning team is oddly disciplined on the field—and oddly undisciplined off of it. Will that combination work at the World Cup?
When the public tunes in to see Indian Americans dominate the Scripps competition, is it to cheer for the precocious minority kids—or to gawk at them?
An evening in the ballpark, a look into the sports-in-America beat.