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AI Is Newest Tool in Helping Athletes Block Racist Abuse

Companies offer filtering technology as offensive content proliferates on social media

(Newser) - Social media allows athletes to reach out to fans and market themselves. But it's also where racism is "visual, permanently intrusive, and 24/7" as anonymous people troll players with "barely any accountability," the AP reports. It's all too much for some Black athletes, who are...

Spain Arrests 7 After Black Soccer Star Racially Abused

There was an outpouring of support after Vinicius Junior was racially abused during Valencia match

(Newser) - Spanish police took action Tuesday after the latest case of abuse against Vinícius Júnior, arresting seven people accused of racially insulting the Real Madrid player. Spanish soccer officials also acted, fining Valencia $48,500 and closing part of the team's stadium for the next five games, the...

Fans Storm Gate in Fatal Crush
'It Was a
Night of Terror'
in El Salvador

'It Was a Night of Terror' in El Salvador

Hundreds are hurt at Salvadoran soccer match

(Newser) - Fans angry at being blocked from entering a Salvadoran soccer league match knocked down an entrance gate to the stadium, leading to a crush that left at least 12 people dead and hundreds injured, officials and witnesses said Sunday. The stampede took place late Saturday during a quarterfinals match between...

CTE Debate Moves From Football to Soccer

Concussion Legacy Foundation diagnoses 4 former pros amid contested summit on brain injury

(Newser) - English soccer star Jimmy Fryatt was known for his ability to head the ball, and the proof of his prowess may be in the damage it did to his brain. Still physically fit in his late 70s, the AP reports that the late Fryatt played tennis but couldn’t keep...

This Is What 'Pele' Now Means, per a Brazilian Dictionary

Entry meaning 'unique' in Portuguese-language reference pays tribute to Brazilian soccer great

(Newser) - Fans of Pele have been missing him since he died in December at the age of 82, but they've just found one sweetly permanent way to honor him. NPR notes that since his death, a Brazilian charity dedicated to promoting his legacy has been vying to have a term...

Paul Rudd Captures a Real-Life Ted Lasso Moment

Actor was in the box with Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney when their team got promoted

(Newser) - For anyone who ever wanted to see Ryan Reynolds cry, Paul Rudd has the moment immortalized on video for you. Rudd was in the box with Wrexham FC owners Reynolds and Rob McElhenney when their Welsh soccer team pulled off a crucial win to get promoted to League Two—and...

Ryan Reynolds Watches His Soccer Team Score Epic Win

Wrexham AFC team poised for promotion after penalty kick saved in final moments

(Newser) - When actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought fifth-tier Welsh soccer team Wrexham AFC in 2021, they frankly stated their main goal was promotion—meaning elevation to a higher division. On Monday, "the Hollywood stars moved a big step closer to their dream" as the team moved to the...

Flying Bicycle Kick Steals Show
Flying Bicycle Kick Steals Show

Flying Bicycle Kick Steals Show

Manchester City striker scores in acrobatic display

(Newser) - Erling Haaland backed away from his marker, set himself with his back to goal, and leapt high to deliver an acrobatic scissor-kick into the bottom corner. The Manchester City striker hit 30 English Premier League goals on Saturday with a header and a majestic flying volley in a 4-1 victory...

Only One UN-Recognized Nation Has No Soccer Team

The Marshall Islands aims to change that, as ESPN explains

(Newser) - An ESPN story about the Marshall Islands begins with an unusual stat: This nation of 60,000 people, five islands, and 30 atolls just happens to be only UN-recognized country without a national soccer team. However, a Marshallese entrepreneur named Shem Livai aims to change that. The story by Tom...

Video: This May Be the Longest Soccer Goal Ever

Goalie scores goal from an estimated 110 yards away

(Newser) - Leandro Requena, goalie for Cobresal in the Chilean Football Federation, took a goal kick in the team's game against Colo-Colo—and the ball went all the way into the opposing team's goal. The kick, which team officials estimate traveled about 110 yards, may set a new record for...

BBC Backs Down in Soccer Uproar
After Weekend
Chaos, BBC
Backs Down

After Weekend Chaos, BBC Backs Down

Popular host and former soccer star Gary Lineker reinstated after he critiqued deportation policy

(Newser) - The BBC called a truce Monday in its showdown with sports commentator Gary Lineker, reversing its suspension of the former soccer great for a tweet that criticized the UK. As the AP reports, the about-face followed a weekend of chaos and crisis for Britain's publicly funded national broadcaster, which...

BBC Had to Ditch Sports Shows This Weekend

Network faces revolt after it punished soccer icon Gary Lineker for getting political

(Newser) - The BBC had to scrap much of its weekend sports programming as it scrambled to stem an escalating crisis over its suspension of soccer host Gary Lineker for comments criticizing the British government's new asylum policy. Presenters, analysts, and English Premier League players rallied in support of Lineker by...

Rival Deals Historic Defeat to Manchester United
Mighty United Suffers
Historic Rout

Mighty United Suffers Historic Rout

Liverpool's 7-0 victory is its biggest ever over rival

(Newser) - A week after winning the League Cup, Manchester United experienced its heaviest defeat ever in the Premier League and the club's joint worst loss in all competitions on Sunday, when Liverpool won in a stunning 7-0 rout. Liverpool put just eight shots on target, the AP reports, and six...

Heartbreaking Update on Soccer Player Caught in Quake

Body of Christian Atsu, 31, found in Antakya, Turkey, after initially being reported as rescued

(Newser) - Christian Atsu, the Ghana international forward who played for Premier League clubs Chelsea and Newcastle, has died in the earthquake in Turkey. He was 31. Search teams recovered Atsu's body in the ruins of a luxury 12-story building where he'd been living in the city of Antakya, Hatay...

Quirky ESPN Ad Campaign Is Back
Quirky ESPN Ad
Campaign Is Back

Quirky ESPN Ad Campaign Is Back

Syracuse's Otto the Orange joins US women's soccer stars for new 'This Is SportsCenter' ad

(Newser) - ESPN's iconic advertising campaign is back, with the first installment of "This Is SportsCenter" in three years. The comical, off-kilter ads routinely feature athletes and mascots in promotion of ESPN's flagship sports news program. This one is no different. The 15-second " Orange Slices " shows US...

Ronaldo Leaves European Soccer Behind

Unwelcome at Manchester United, star is out of Premier League

(Newser) - Unwanted by English powerhouse Manchester United after he publicly criticized its coach and owners, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed on a contract with a Saudi Arabian club. "The world's greatest athlete officially signed," Al-Nassr tweeted Friday afternoon. The deal is for $75 million per year for...

6 of the Best Lines About Pele
6 of the Best Lines About Pele

6 of the Best Lines About Pele

In the soccer legend, Andy Warhol found a muse

(Newser) - The "king of soccer" is dead, and tributes to 82-year-old Pele make clear his influence went well beyond the sport. Some of the notable ones, from past and present:
  • "Pele is one of the few who contradicted my theory," Andy Warhol once said. “Instead of 15

One of the Greatest Soccer Players Ever Is Dead
One of the Greatest Soccer
Players Ever Is Dead

One of the Greatest Soccer Players Ever Is Dead

Pele dies at 82 in Brazil

(Newser) - He wasn't just a giant in the world of soccer. He was, as the AP puts it, "one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century." Pele, the Brazilian legend, died Thursday at age 82. He had been hospitalized in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for the...

This Person Wasn't Supposed to Be on World Cup Field

FIFA looking into how celeb chef Nusret Gokce, aka Salt Bae, ended up celebrating with Messi, team

(Newser) - Protocol has it that only FIFA officials and the winning team are allowed to handle the World Cup trophy, but the soccer governing body has now launched an investigation after one person who wasn't supposed to be on the field Sunday after Argentina's victory had his hands all...

A Messi Image Is Now the King of Instagram

Celebration photo has more than 62M likes

(Newser) - Lionel Messi vanquished France , and now he has vanquished the famous egg of Instagram. An image of Messi celebrating Argentina's dramatic World Cup victory had racked up more than 62 million likes as of Tuesday morning on on the soccer star's Instagram page , making it the most-liked image...

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