In an attempt to make athletes better role models, Brazil has mandated that some offending players do community service and help kids in need.
Protesters gathered outside the 2014 World Cup qualifying draw this weekend in Rio de Janeiro to demand that the soccer tournament stay free of corruption. They promised to keep up pressure as the event nears.
Star striker Carlos Tevez's transfer from Manchester City to Corinthians in São Paulo, unthinkable 10 years ago, is now a real possibility thanks to the strong real and Brazilian teams' new business professionalism.
There may not have been jaw-dropping displays of talent, but the 4-0 whooping Germany put on the Socceroos during the Germany vs. Australia game was a thing of beauty. Admit it, Pele.
Brazil and Spain are favorites to win the World Cup, but three solid African teams have a legitimate shot at surviving deep into the tournament, as does the US.
A World Cup sudden death qualifier pits Algeria vs. Egypt in a rematch of a game Saturday when Algerian players were assaulted by hooligans before the game and dozens of fans were injured afterwards.
A German Greenpeace activist fixes a poster which reads, 'In Copenhagen 2009, Mrs. Merkel make history: Save the climate,' on the golden Victoria statue atop Berlin's Victory Column on Friday.