November 27, 2013 A large portion of a nearly completed soccer stadium has collapsed in Sao Paulo, killing at least two people, according to Brazilian officials. The metal structure apparently buckled after a crane fell on it at the stadium, which is slated to host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.
September 27, 2013 As work begins on the infrastructure, stadiums, hotels and other things being built in Qatar for soccer's 2022 World Cup, a disturbing number of immigrant workers are dying. There are reports of food, water and pay being withheld. Officials vow to change things.
August 4, 2013 The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
July 7, 2013 Brazilian police have made an arrest in a grisly incident during a soccer match, in which a referee's leveling of a red card penalty set off a clash with a player that resulted in the player's death and ended with the official being brutally killed.
June 20, 2013 Thursday's game against Spain was played in a stadium holding a crowd reported at 71,000 people — equal to a bit more than a quarter of the total population of Tahiti. The Pacific players have already met a goal, scoring against Nigeria.
June 12, 2013 The best soccer player in the world today has been accused in Spain, where he plays for Barcelona FC. A prosecutor says false tax returns were filed. So far there's no comment from Messi or his father.
May 16, 2013 David Beckham, who starred for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and England's national team before heading to the United States and Paris, is retiring at age 38. The news was confirmed Thursday by England's Football Association. He appeared for England in 115 games.
May 15, 2013 Tributes are appearing online for Richard Swanson, the Seattle man whose plan to dribble a soccer ball all the way to Brazil to raise money for charity ended Tuesday after he was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Oregon.
May 8, 2013 The 17-year-old soccer goalie who allegedly punched and killed a referee during a game in Utah last month faces a charge of "homicide by assault" and may be tried as an adult.
May 5, 2013 A soccer referee who was punched by a player after calling a foul on him during a recreation soccer game in Utah died Saturday night, one week after he sustained the injury. The suspect, 17, who received a yellow card penalty from referee Ricardo Portillo, was arrested Monday.
April 30, 2013 After sustaining what seemed to be minor injuries, the official later lost consciousness. The teenager was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault.
April 23, 2013 FIFA's efforts to rehabilitate its tarnished public image were dealt twin setbacks Monday, as the Twitter account of the international soccer federation was hacked and used to send a message joking about corruption. And a member of its reform committee quit, saying their work was pointless.
March 13, 2013 Is math a truth or a human invention? In this age-old question lies an interesting analogy with sports, and perhaps a resolution to the conundrum. Updated with sources for further reading on the math as invention vs. discovery controversy.
July 13, 2012 He had been accused of hurling racial insults at an opponent. The case has been front-page news in Britain. But a magistrate said today that there was doubt about whether Terry's words were meant as an insult.