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    Soccer Statistical Proof That Lionel Messi Is the Best Soccer Player On Earth

    Over at FiveThirtyEight Sports, Benjamin Morris makes a thoroughly convincing case that Argentina's Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player. Even if you're not big on sportsball, the statistical rigor in Morris' analysis –and the athletic supremacy revealed thereby – is enough to make any...
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    Defense Secretary Tim Howard?

    he USA's World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard wasn’t able to keep the team from being eliminated in Brazil this week, but fans have nonetheless found some innovative ways to express their appreciation. Howard, 35, set a World Cup record during Team USA’s 2-1 loss to Belgium on Tuesday by saving more...
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    Soccer Uruguay Claims the Luis Suárez Soccer Bite Is a Photoshop Hoax

    Earlier this week, Luis Suarez—Uruguay's talented but controversial soccer player—appeared to bite Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. Now, though, Uruguay's Football Association claims that he's on the receiving end of a cruel Photoshop hoax. Speaking with the Guardian, Suárez's lawyer...
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    Spanish World Cup team plane struck by lightning on way back from Brazil

    The plane carrying the Spanish national football team home from the World Cup in Brazil was struck by lightning on Tuesday as it approached its landing in Madrid, adding to the streak of bad luck the team seemed to be on after its World Cup defeat. The team’s flight - Iberia 2907 – was hit as...