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Soccer punch

There are, believe it or not, more hated Yanks overseas than George W. Bush: the Americans who own European football teams
When Barack Obama arrives in England in a few weeks on his celebrated European tour, he’ll probably disembark assuming that George W. Bush is the most despised American in Britain. If so, he'll be wrong.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 16, 2008


What lies ahead in the trial of two former CVS officials?
Just when you thought Hillary Clinton couldn’t be more vile or shameless, along comes her remark about Bobby Kennedy’s assassination on the campaign trail.
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 28, 2008

Power outage

As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
Damn it, I want to be optimistic. I have always seen my glass as half full and not half empty. Now I think it’s dry. I’ll check once the lights come on again.
By PETER-DIRK UYS  |  April 23, 2008

Drawing fire

Letters to the Boston editor: January 11, 2008

By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 09, 2008

Difficult people

Tom Perrotta keeps his characters company through the bumps and bumbles of American life
As a reader of fiction, at this point in life I’m sort of in my late Imperial phase — a sensationalist, easily distracted, with a vulgar appetite for brilliance.
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 03, 2007

The minimal game

Winning Eleven  goes next-gen — kind of
No video-game genre gets a free pass from consumers the way sports games do.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  February 20, 2007

Natural born liar

“Shots and Beer” lives in persistent denial
If you ever wanted a definition of “congenital liar,” just look at Dick “Big Time” Cheney.  
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 31, 2007

Vo Dilun is Cartoon Country

Battling Woonsocket moms kick the New Year into high gear
The front of the January 13 BeloJo, what with the big above-the-fold photo spread of Woonsocket’s battling mommies, was immediately dubbed the Parents’ Day Special at Casa Diablo.
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 17, 2007

Not so jockular

The ugly racial shakedown in Coventry diminishes all of us
The field of sports is normally one of the areas with the least racism in the US.
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 11, 2006

The Wizard of Pennsylvania Avenue

Sports Blotter: shooting at the White House edition
No one knows what the hell former Washington Wizard Lonny Baxter was doing last week when he allegedly fired his pistol out the window of his big-ass white SUV less than two blocks from the White House.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 23, 2006

Once in a Lifetime

A portrait of football titans
This nostalgic documentary from Paul Crowder and John Dower begins earnestly enough as it chronicles the cobbled origins of the North American Soccer League in 1967. Watch the trailer for Once in a Lifetime   (QuickTime)
By TOM MEEK  |  July 19, 2006

Pinching edges

Considering the head-butt heard 'round the world
One of my painter friends had to watch the World Cup final with only one eye.
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  July 12, 2006

Blood, sweat, and jeers

The US squad shows its scrappy side in the World Cup
Back 1966, when the World Cup was held in England, the Italian team was knocked out in the first round.
By CHIP YOUNG  |  June 21, 2006

Six story lines to follow

Open wide for some soccer
Now that the World Cup is upon us, here are six things you should know. "Don't Mention the World Cup"
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 12, 2006

Eat, drink, and be a hooligan

Twelve places to soak in the World Cup
It's the biggest sporting event in the world. Six story lines to follow: open wide for some soccer. Don't Mention the World Cup
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 09, 2006

Joga kinda bonito

FIFA World Cup barely qualifies
It’s hard not to get excited about the World Cup.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 26, 2006

Talkin’ trash

Footballers Wives and Love Monkey
The first thing to understand is that it’s not “Football Players ’ Wives,” which means that this is real football, played on a pitch, not a “field,” and no pads and helmets. Roit!
By JON GARELICK  |  February 09, 2006

Crossword: 'It's So Easy'


By MATT JONES  |  February 09, 2006

Get your kicks


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  FIFA 2005 shoots and scores

By  |  October 24, 2005

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