Netflix options story of soccer team that welcomed refugees

Netflix options story of soccer team that welcomed refugees

The Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone in Philadelphia, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) LEWISTON, Maine (AP) —  The story of a group of Somali refugees who joined a largely white high school soccer team in Maine and helped lead it to the state championship could soon be on Netflix. The Portland […]

Why soccer players take dives

Why soccer players take dives

It wouldn’t be a World Cup without a controversy over a player crumpling with a maudlin cry of agony, clutching his shin, and plaintively pleading for mercy (and a penalty for the other team). In the tournament’s first week, France’s Lucas Hernandez admitted to flopping in France’s 2-1 win against Australia in an attempt to […]

Scorpion Kicks, Wild Hair and Prison Time: Look Back at World Cup Soccer's 'Madman' Goalie René Higuita

Scorpion Kicks, Wild Hair and Prison Time: Look Back at World Cup Soccer's 'Madman' Goalie René Higuita

He was soccer’s most flamboyant, controversial and headline-grabbing goalkeeper of all time. And as this summer’s World Cup begins to feature nail-biting goalie heroics and blunders of its own, commentators are resurrecting highlights of Colombian keeper René “El Loco” (“The Madman”) Higuita’s life and career. On the field, there were nonsensical moves, such as this […]

Irish town adopts Peru for World Cup

Irish town adopts Peru for World Cup

Image caption More than 150 Peru shirts have been snapped up by World Cup-mad locals in County Donegal There are few places outside Peru where every twist and turn of the national team’s World Cup adventure is being cheered as loudly as in the Irish town of Rathmullan. Without an Irish team to back, Rathmullan […]