Siphiwe Tshabalala’s score for South Africa in their June 11 opening match against Mexico blasted across the goalmouth and into the upper corner. It sparked a Macarena-like dance near the corner flag in front of the home crowd at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium and inspired Archbishop Desmond Tutu to do a little jig in the stands.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft linked up with the International Space Station Thursday with two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut aboard. The arrival boosted the space station's crew back up to full strength, with six people now living at the orbiting lab.
Higuain Hat Trick: Gonzalo Higuain scored Argentina's first hat trick at a World Cup in 12 years.
The Greece-Nigeria match turned on a sending off. The World Cup score spelled heartbreak for the Nigerians, who now look most likely to fail to qualify for the round of 16 from their group.
Gonzalo Higuaín scored three goals alone, lifting Argentina over South Korea and showing that they are serious contenders in the South Africa World Cup.
Vuvuzelas-free World Cup TV broadcast is being offered in France by a cable TV channel.
Lionel Messi leads Argentina vs. South Korea, Franck Ribery leads France vs. Mexico, and Greece goes against Nigeria on the World Cup schedule Thursday.
Looking beyond the current Lakers-Celtics NBA finals, basketball scouts are hunting for the next Pau Gasol. With the NBA's recent push into developing countries, many expect a star to rise from Africa, India, or China.
A soccer fan blows a vuvuzela before the start of the 2010 World Cup group B soccer match between Argentina and Nigeria at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 12.
Vuvuzela factory owner Neil van Schalkwyk says he sells vuvuzelas that are quieter than the deafening horns stirring up controversy at the World Cup. Even Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are complaining about the sound.