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Chelsea Push the Boat Out in Record Breaking Afternoon

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And so, Chelsea it was, romping home in the most emphatic fashion, outstripping their northern rivals and breaking records as they went. The expected win over Wigan was pretty much settled within half an hour, with Chelsea's second goal, a penalty, coinciding with the sending off of Wigan defender Gary Caldwell.

Costly out of Honduras World Cup squad

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Honduran star Carlo Costly (Wikimedia)

The Honduran international will not be part of the Catrachos trip to South Africa after suffering a bone fracture in his foot this past Thursday in Romania with club SC Vaslui.


According to team doctors, the injury will take up to six weeks to heal, preventing him from playing in the World Cup.

Costly out of Honduras World Cup squad

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Honduran star Carlo Costly (Wikimedia)
The Honduran international will not be part of the Catrachos trip to South Africa after suffering a bone fracture in his foot this past Thursday in Romania with club SC Vaslui.

According to team doctors, the injury will take up to six weeks to heal, preventing him from playing in the World Cup.

Del Bosque announces Spain's 30 players

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Spanish national team

Barcelona and Real Madrid are the dominant teams in Spain and they proved it by being the two teams that monopolized nearly half of the spots of La Furia's 30-man roster. Barcelona ended up on top as seven of their players earned call ups. There were some surprises in Vicente Del Bosque's list, but for the most part the players that were expected to be on, were.

La Liga Week 37 wrap

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The last 17 minutes of

eal Madrid where a complete exhibition as they dismantled Athletic 5-1 in their season finale at the Santiago Bernabéu. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuaín, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, and Marcelo scored the five Merengue goals and kept pace with Barcelona with only one match left in the season.

Madrid hosts Volkswagen World Masters u-12 pt. 1

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Several kids ages 12 and younger from around the world will take part in their own World Cup. The finals will take place on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabéu prior to Real Madrid's season finale at home against Athletic.


The Volkswagen World Masters has one simple mission- to find the champions of tomorrow, today.

Okada announces Japan World Cup squad

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Japan coach Takeshi Okada decided to go with experience this time around as he announced his 23-man squad for South Africa.

As expected the nucleus of the team will consist of its European-based players such as Catania's Takayuki Morimoto, Wolfburg's Makoto Hasebe, Grenoble's Daisuke Matsui, and CSKA Moscow's Keisuke Honda.

English Premier League: Preview

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The last day of the season tends to see players, starting to pack their summer bags and thinking of sunnier climes, but today sees the final lap in this year's Premier League, and a number of issues still undecided. Not least of these is the main prize itself, with just a point separating Chelsea and reigning champions Manchester United.

Juventus duo could land in River Plate

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Juventus duo Mauro Camoranesi and David Trezeguet are linked with a moved to Argentine giant River Plate. Los Millonarios are facing one of the worst negative streaks in the history of the club, and the only solution will be to bring high profile players, including Camoranesi and Trezeguet.

River begins to think about the future

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With only two games left in the season, Angel Cappa has a clear idea in mind of what he wants his squad to look like next season. He has asked the board for four reinforcements for next season, including one goalkeeper, a defender, a central midfielder and a center forward.

He has asked the board to also extend Ariel Ortega's contract, however he has put in doubt the continuity of Marcelo Gallardo and Matias Almeyda; The 36 year old and current captain of the squad is a fan favorite and one of the most regular players in the squad.

Argentina defeats Haiti during an International friendly

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The Argentine National team, made up of local players only, defeated Haiti in a FIFA International friendly that was held in the city of Cutral-Co in Neuquén. The main reason behind this match was to raise funds for Haiti; however, Diego used this chance to define his world cup list.

Olimpo de Bahia Blanca earns the promotion to first division

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Olimpo de Bahia Blanca returns to the top flight of the Argentina league after two years. The institution that was founded in 1910 earned the third promotion of its history, this time under the lead of head coach Omar de Felippe.

Bahia Blanca is a small city of Buenos Aires, known as the capital of Basketball, and home of Manu Ginobili.

Kicking and Screening: An interview with Rachel Markus

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The upcoming Kicking and Screening Film Festival is full of expectation as the second edition is already exceeding last year's success. The film festival kicks off on June 1st over at Tribeca Cinemas and goes all the way to June 5th.

In our interview with founder and director Rachel Markus we find out how this festival came to be as well as the passion that Rachel has for the Beautiful Game that has truly spearheaded this labor of love.

South Florida buzzing over footvolley World Cup

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Footvolley is a sport that has taken off in the past decade and become one of the fastest growing and most popular disciplines in the world. Pretty mindboggling to see how far the game has evolved in almost 35 years.

Although not the Mecca that Copacabana and Ipanema are for this sport, Hollywood Beach will be buzzing with the anticipation for this event as the maximum event in this sport returns to South Florida.

INTER COPPA ITALIA CHAMPION!

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Inter Milan's quest to win the treble this season got off on the right foot after defeating AS Roma 1-0 in the Coppa Italia final at the Olympic Stadium in the Eternal City. Diego Milito's 40th minute tally was enough for the Nerazzurri to capture their sixth Coppa Italia championship.

Roma had their chances to pull level, but never found a way to break Inter's solid back line.