Fanboy Government Agents Illegally Spied On Costa Rican World Cup Hero

Keylor Navas was the best player on a Costa Rica team that exceeded all expectations in this summer's World Cup. Because of the goalkeeper's heroics, neutrals fell in love with him, Real Madrid fell in love with him, and Costa Ricans especially fell in love with him—a little too much, it turns out. » 10/30/14 3:38pm Thursday 3:38pm

You Have To See These Indonesian Soccer Dudes Throw This Match

Words like "unbelievable" are thrown around too often in sports, but the highlight video above and especially the extended clips below of two Indonesian soccer teams throwing a match is exactly what the word unbelievable was meant to express. But then you realize that they're doing so to maybe save their lives, and it… » 10/29/14 6:44pm Wednesday 6:44pm

Even Carlo Ancelotti Wishes Sepp Blatter Would Shut The Fuck Up

FIFA has released its Ballon d'Or shortlist, which means Sepp Blatter can take time away from his day job of punching up FIFA propaganda and gets to enjoy some of that media facetime he loves so much. Like you, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would prefer Sepp spared us his hot takes. » 10/29/14 3:08pm Wednesday 3:08pm

The Assassination Of Iker Casillas By The Coward José Mourinho

Real Madrid handily beat Barcelona this weekend, with adulation bestowed upon many of the individual victors for their performance. Isco proved his grit and talent in fighting for a spot on a team lousy with great attacking midfielders and excelling when given the chance. James Rodríguez showed why he was made the… » 10/29/14 2:22pm Wednesday 2:22pm

Spanish Player Hits Referee, Himself In The Face With Basketball

Unlike that tennis lineswoman, this basketball referee definitely has an excuse for crumpling to the ground after Sergio Llull of Real Madrid Baloncesto's errant pass bounds directly into his face. Llull even gets a taste of his own medicine when the thing doinks off the ref's head and into his own. » 10/28/14 1:40pm Tuesday 1:40pm

Angry Tennis Player Flings Racket; Lineswoman Nearly Dies Of Fright

One possible headline to this post could be "Frustrated Tennis Player Smokes Lineswoman With Racket," but that wouldn't be entirely accurate. Darian King did wheel around and chuck his racket after losing a crucial point, and it did hit the nearby lineswoman, but it's pretty obviously accidental. » 10/28/14 11:46am Tuesday 11:46am

Manager "Knocked Out" By Snowball To Head, Rival Fans Call Bullshit

Of all the things soccer fans have been known to chuck at opposing players—coins, batteries, bags of urine, flares—snowballs are probably the tamest. So we're not too pleased to hear CSKA Sofia manager claim he was knocked unconscious when a Levski Sofia fan pelted him in the back of the head with one. » 10/27/14 11:15am Monday 11:15am

Today, El Clásico Is The Only Thing That Matters

For as world-stoppingly important as it feels every time Real Madrid and Barcelona take the pitch against one another, we've actually become a bit inured to them over the years. If it seems like there are about eight El Clásicos every season nowadays, it's because there pretty much are: in the past four years, the two… » 10/25/14 10:42am 10/25/14 10:42am

Portland Timbers Boss Gets Owned By Supporters Group On Twitter

Tempers were high after the Portland Timbers failed to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League in decidedly unlikely circumstances. The Twitter account of the Timbers Army, the franchise's supporters group, vented about the lack of defensive reinforcements brought in, spurring the franchise's owner, Merritt Paulson,… » 10/22/14 2:10pm 10/22/14 2:10pm