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- 06/25/14--15:02: A Message From Teddy Goalsevelt To The US Men's National Team
- 06/25/14--17:08: U.S. Soccer Coach Wrote An Excuse Note For You To Miss Work Today
- 06/26/14--04:54: Ghana Sacks Two Players From World Cup Squad Ahead Of Key Match
- 06/26/14--07:35: 9 Adorable #TBT From The US Mens National Soccer Team
- 06/26/14--08:14: USA Survives The Group Of Death
- 06/26/14--10:54: The 31 Most American Americans In D.C. Today
- 06/26/14--11:50: 48 Of The Most Outrageous Fans From The World Cup
- 06/26/14--12:21: Definitive Proof That This Is The World Cup Of Sadness
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- 06/27/14--12:15: That Time America Skipped Work To Watch Soccer
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WARNING GRAPHIC: Michel Babatunde’s arm snaps after being struck by a shot on goal during Nigeria’s match versus Argentina.
SO IF YOU WANT TO SNEAK A PEEK — YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter sneaks a peek. Are you sure you want to?
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Michel Babatunde went down around the 65th minute in Nigeria's match versus Argentina. It was unclear what had happened, but he grasped his arm in serious pain.
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The physio ran onto the field to treat Babatunde, who laid on the ground in agony as play was stopped.
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Retired Marine Sergeant Josh Sweeney will receive the award at the 2014 ESPY Awards.
At this year's ESPYS, Josh Sweeney will add the Pat Tillman Award for Service to his already impressive list of honors: a Purple Heart and a Paralympic gold medal.
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Sweeney, a native of Arizona, joined the Marines in 2005. Four years later, he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED), causing injuries that required amputation of both of his legs.
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Worried his days of hockey were over, Sweeney was happy to find Rampage, a sled hockey team based in San Antonio.
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After being injured you think, 'What can I do now?' or 'What are my limitations?' Being out there on the ice and seeing what I could do helped make me feel better about myself. The fact that it was so hard to get to where I am today -- the training was just endless and some days it felt like I got on the ice for no reason at all and I wasn't getting any better -- it really helped me emotionally to push through and look at the right things I was doing. The positive things.
Forget your family and friends, Miguel Herrera is all you’ll ever need.
DISCLAIMER: This post has absolutely nothing to do with Miguel Herrera's truly amazing coaching job. Sure, his ability to take over a dysfunctional Mexico team and transforming them into one of the best stories of the World Cup is a great story, but this post is solely dedicated to something EVEN BETTER — celebrating Miguel Herrera — the man.
Because this is what his face looks like when he gets excited.
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He once celebrated by burying his head in another man's crotch.
This was after the Herrera-led Club America won their 11th league title in penalty kicks back in 2013.
He has a productive and respectful relationship with referees.
I'm sure he was simply complimenting the referee's decision.
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It’s amazing what a good haircut and some facial hair can do. There is hope for us all.
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I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN! Team USA is taking on Germany for our final game in the group stages of this World Cup. Here’s what President Roosevelt has to say about all that.
Teddy always was a formal guy.
Via Mike D'Amico
He also does not believe in wussing out.
Via Mike D'Amico
For Teddy, the thought of a compromise is laughable.
Via Mike D'Amico
Country > Career.
To whom it may concern:
Please excuse (insert name) from work on Thursday, June 26th.
I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause. The #USMNT has a critical World Cup game vs. Germany and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round.
By the way, you should act like a good leader and take the day off as well. Go USA!
U.S. Men's National Team
Worry about your career on Friday. This is your country we're talking about. LET'S GO USA!
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Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home from Brazil on the day of the final group match.
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“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated.” Suárez is out for the rest of the World Cup.
On Wednesday, FIFA announced a disciplinary committee had opened an investigation against Luis Suárez for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's final group play match. And today, FIFA announced that Suárez has been suspended for nine Uruguay national games and banned from all football-related activities for four months, effective immediately. In addition to the disciplinary actions, he has also been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (around $112,000).
This is the longest punishment for an on-field action at the World Cup, which was expected since Suárez has a history of biting opponents. He will now miss Uruguay's elimination game on Saturday against Colombia and nine Premier League games for Liverpool.
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The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suárez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup™ match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that:
· The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player).
· The player Luis Suárez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay's next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team's subsequent official matches in accordance with art. 38 par. 2a) of the FDC.
· The player Luis Suárez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) months in accordance with art. 22 of the FDC.
· A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suárez in accordance with art. 21 of the FDC as follows: the player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban (point 3). The player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension (point 2).
· The player Luis Suárez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000.
The decision was notified to the player and the Uruguayan FA today.
"Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez's guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated," said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
Can we say AWWWWWDorable?
Look at Beckerman's perfect pose.
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Baby Bedoya was the cutest baby ever.
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USA loses to Germany, 0-1, but both teams advance to the World Cup knockout round thanks to a 2-1 Portugal victory over Ghana.
Land of the fashionable.
An enormous crowd of soccer fans gathered in Dupont Circle today to watch the World Cup.
This is how everyone should dress, always.
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Which year is your favorite?
No sound needed. Tap to pause on a poster.
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It’s raining tears in Brazil.
The Brazil 2014 World Cup has been the World Cup of Sadness.
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The number one overall pick. The number one overall suit.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have selected Andrew Wiggins with the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft. And this is the suit that the top pick wore for his big night.
The shooting guard out of the University of Kansas emerged as the top prospect in the 2014 NBA Draft after it was reported his college teammate and presumed top pick Joel Embiid announced he would have foot surgery this summer.
Congrats, Andrew Wiggins! And a special congratulations to Andrew Wiggins's tailor.
Caaaaarrrrr!! Game on!
1. Trying to find even one pumped up ball in the garage
2. Getting the needle of the pump stuck in the ball
3. Getting a ball stuck on the roof
4. Getting a ball stuck in the gutter, and it being just out of reach
5. Not being able to find the ball you keep in the house
6. Losing a ball in the sewer
7. Not catching that one stupid ball that one time
8. Having a baseball kick up off the street and nail you in the shins
9. Scuffed up baseballs
11. Playing on different size rims with no nets
12. Not having a garage door made of bricks to use as target practice
13. Denting the garage door
14. Finding enough people to come out and play so there are even teams
15. Having a kid who can't do anything on your team
16. Losing your glove even though you know you put it away properly
17. Trying to ride your bike while holding/carrying your sports bag
18. Having everyone use your bat
19. Inexplicably dropping the vortex
20. Throwing out your arm while tossing something stupid
Isaiah Austin, you are the real MVP.
Last night, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recognized Isaiah Austin as an honorary draft pick by calling his name on behalf of the league. The two shared a touching moment up on stage, which immediately became the highlight of the night.
Just a few days before the draft, Austin (who was considered to be a first-round pick) was diagnosed with a career-ending disease called Marfan syndrome.
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In between the 15th and 16th pick, Commissioner Silver took a few moments to honor the former Baylor star.
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As the crowd gave Austin a standing ovation, Silver began to praise the Baylor product, commending him for all of his hard work and dedication.
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The commissioner then said the words that Austin will probably never forget: “With the next pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin, from Baylor University."
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This is how your day could have went if you took Jürgen Klinsmann’s advice.
Yesterday, Americans called in sick and took a vacation day to watch soccer. Think about that, bathe in that fact, let it soak. SOCCER! They flooded Grant Park in Chicago, swarmed Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. and packed bars, pubs, and restaurants in cities across the country to watch America play soccer. SOCCER!!! The sport we "don't care" about; the sport so many have ridiculed and thumbed our noses at for decades. We woke up and decided, "ohhhh, I get it now." People clad in red, white and blue are suddenly everywhere — on a non-American holidays — in support of our national soccer team. MOTHERFUCKIN' SOCCER!!!! The camaraderie has spread like a disease. So when Jürgen Klinsmann wrote America an absent note, I decided to use it.
*I forged my boss' signature don't tell him.
6:45 am: Wake up in a cold sweat to the sound of what could only be a baby dinosaur's scream.
6:49 am: Realize that sound was my alarm blaring for the past four minutes — proceed to hate life.
6:53 am: Fight a losing battle trying to wrangle free from my burrito wrapped blanket.
7:00 am: Remembers today is the fourth most important day in United States history (behind Brett Favre's birthday, July 4th 1776, and the day KFC invented the Double Down).
7:03 am: Finally get out of bed.
7:10 am: Shower, dust off my imaginary Pulitzer, watch Miguel Herrera YouTube videos for inspiration, download Rocky IV soundtrack to Spotify.
7:30 am: Hop on the Freedom train.
“ON YOUR LEFT!”
Don't be timid.
You're in a heavily congested, chaotic city where everyone has somewhere to be and they ned to be there now, now, now, goddammit. You're gonna have to fight for your space on the road, and swerving around the bike lane in fear of traffic is only going to make things more dangerous for the cyclists behind you. Confident riding means you'll just keep pedalin' in harmony with the flow of traffic.
Pass other cyclists on the far edge of the lane.
Ahhhhh, there's nothing like being caught off-guard by another rider zooming past you. The automobile-inclined (tend) to pass on the left, and consider the same etiquette when on two wheels. Of course, if the bike lane is to the left of car traffic, pass on the right.
Learn how to lock your damn bike.
Let's make one thing clear: theft is never, ever the fault of the victim. But big cities are full of opportunists, and reselling bike parts is a quick way to turn a profit. Unless you've secured most components with skewers or a chain, don't just toss a lock around the top tube. Here's a really comprehensive guide to securing your bike while you have brunch.
A light, zippy road bike is your friend.
Pretty cruiser bikes are really nice for sprawling beach towns or short rides around residential cities. Unfortunately, they're heavy and will not only slow you down, but omg don't your legs hurt? A single-speed will help you save a bit of weight and a lot of maintenance, but you will probably miss the gears when you're going up (or down!) hills.
Vive la France!
The Wall Street Journal ran the numbers — more on their methodology and conclusions here. France, by this chart, takes the most time per injury; Brazilians fall a lot but get up fast. And a caveat: This makes no distinction between real and fake injuries, real and fake pain.
France — 43.9 seconds
Iran — 36.2
Russia — 35.1
USA — 32
Ivory Coast — 30.9
Honduras — 30.7
Belgium — 29
Argentina — 28
Colombia — 27.7
Uruguay — 27.4
Portugal — 27.3
South Korea — 27.1
England — 26.9
Chile — 26.1
Nigeria — 25.7
Netherlands — 24.8
Algeria — 24.3
Cameroon — 23.6
Ecuador — 22.8
Ghana — 18.5
Australia — 18.3
Japan — 17.9
Greece — 17.7
Costa Rica — 17.5
Mexico — 15.9
Germany — 14.8
Italy — 13.7
Spain — 13.6
Bosnia and Herzegovina — 12
Switzerland — 11.6
Brazil — 11.6