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The Worst World Cup Performances

Every four years, the greatest players from the greatest national teams across the globe come together to contest the FIFA World Cup of soccer. Some bask in the glory of victory forever…and then there are these guys. Least successful national team Some teams have dominated world soccer for decades. Brazil, for example, has won the […]

They Died on the Pitch

The World Cup is a time of celebration and glory for soccer players and their billions of fans around the globe. But in pursuit of the most illustrious championship in sports, some athletes paid the ultimate price. Sam Okwaraji Nigerian-born midfielder Sam Okwaraji left home for Europe to earn a Ph.D., but he got a […]

Another Slam Dunk from the Little Emperor

The U.S. isn’t the only place where basketball is a big deal. The sport is incredibly popular in China, where both local stars as well as NBA icons are household names. Well, sort of, because they’re perhaps more widely known by their colorful nicknames. LeBron James In the U.S., the most dominant player of the […]

The Weird, Weird World Cup

Will you be one of the one billion or so people who will sit down and watch a 2018 World Cup match? Maybe you’ll witness yet another bizarre at this, the most popular sporting event in the world. Stay hydrated Many players of all different sports have certain in-game rituals to which they must adhere. […]

A Bad Case of the Yips

What are “the yips”? It’s sports slang for when an athlete chokes under pressure…or makes a rapid, and spectacular collapse. Hey, they’re only human—and here are some the worst instances of the yips in sports history. Ernie Els  The yips can even affect the all-time greats, like Els, at one time the top-ranked golfer in […]