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  • The world’s 10 most valuable sports teams

    This year’s Forbes list of the world's most valuable teams is heavy with two kinds of football and features a new top squad. Can you guess which team, and which sport, nabbed the number one spot? 

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  • Rosie the Riveter factory safe for 60 more days

    The 'Rosie the Riveter' factory in Detroit became an icon of American female empowerment. The Save the Bomber Plant campaign has raised $4.5 million of the $8 million. It now has 60 days to raise the rest of the money.

  • The world’s 10 most valuable sports teams

    This year’s Forbes list of the world's most valuable teams is heavy with two kinds of football and features a new top squad. Can you guess which team, and which sport, nabbed the number one spot? 

  • Olympic soccer: Are US women facing the future in France?

    The US women will open their Olympic soccer tournament against France Wednesday. In some ways, they will be seeking to emulate the technical skills of their opponents.

  • Summer Olympics Soccer: 5 athletes to watch

    The US men did not qualify for the tournament, but Team USA women are among the favorites, and the London Olympics promise a glimpse of some of the world's top stars.  

  • Billionaire as Russia's president? The 5 richest men in Russia.

    Billionaire as Russia's president? The 5 richest men in Russia.

    Mikhail Prokhorov, one of Russia's richest men – and the owner of the New Jersey Nets basketball team – has announced that he will challenge Vladimir Putin in the March 2012 presidential elections. His move to throw his hat in the ring has thrown the spotlight once again on Russia's billionaires. A record number of billionaires now call Russia home – 114 of them, according to an annual list of the 500 richest Russians published in February by the Moscow-based Finans magazine. The number of billionaires is up from a mere 77 in 2009. To make this year's list, a Russian tycoon had to be worth at least $160 million. The assets of the top 10 grew last year by a whopping 30 percent to a combined worth of $182 billion. The bonanza has yet to reach Russia's struggling middle class; average incomes rose a paltry 4 percent last year, according to the state statistics agency Rostat. To be a former associate of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin helps, apparently. According to the magazine, Arkady Rotenberg, who did judo training with a teenaged Mr. Putin, jumped 17 places to become Russia's 63rd richest person, worth $1.75 billion. Two neighbors from Putin's summer home community near St. Petersburg also shot through the ranks this year to become the 115th and 184th richest persons. Here are the top five:

  • How we (fail to) nurture young talent

    The Sports Economist How we (fail to) nurture young talent

    Professional leagues contribute to the rough experience of talented young athletes, if they focus on developing talent at the expense of personal growth.

  • Spain vs Paraguay: Three reasons Spain will likely beat Paraguay

    Africa Monitor Spain vs Paraguay: Three reasons Spain will likely beat Paraguay

    Spain vs Paraguay is at 2:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 3. Spain is not just about David Villa. The team's 'tika-tika' style of play has served it well this World Cup.

  • Cameroon vs. Denmark: 2-1 loss eliminates Cameroon from the World Cup

    Africa Monitor Cameroon vs. Denmark: 2-1 loss eliminates Cameroon from the World Cup

    Cameroon was expected to be Africa’s best performer at the continent’s first World Cup. But its 2-1 loss to Denmark makes it the first team to crash out of the World Cup.

  • Japan vs. Cameroon: Japan tames the Indomitable Lions, 1-0

    Africa Monitor Japan vs. Cameroon: Japan tames the Indomitable Lions, 1-0

    After today's lackluster performance in the Japan vs. Cameroon game, the Indomitable Lions will have to do something spectacular to rescue their World Cup campaign.

  • Japan vs. Cameroon: Will Eto'o deliver for Africa's best hope?

    Africa Monitor Japan vs. Cameroon: Will Eto'o deliver for Africa's best hope?

    Cameroon has a central spine of experienced and talented players, including star striker, Samuel Eto’o, undoubtedly one of the best forwards in the world. Will he shine in the Japan vs. Cameroon match?