August 08, 2011 | Grant Wahl
It's three long years until the final in Rio, and some teams already have faced elimination games. For an ultimate long shot like Palestine, the World Cup is as much about political inclusion and global acceptance as...
August 01, 2011 | Joe Posnanski
That Twitter's tweets-per-second record was shattered during the Women's World Cup, won by Japan, should come as no surprise. A glance at the 10 most-tweeted events ever (all in 2011) reveals this: Sports and Japan...
August 01, 2011 | KELLI ANDERSON
Michael Phelps is fired up again, but the worlds are showing him that ruling the pool isn't so easy anymore
July 25, 2011 | Grant Wahl
Courage, desire and a never-say-die spirit define the U.S. women's soccer team. But in a World Cup final for the ages, the Americans fell to a Japan team with an awe-inspiring drive to win for its beleaguered homeland
July 04, 2011 | FARRELL EVANS
Golf employs millions of people worldwide, the vast majority of them in the U.S., Europe and China. Here's a closer look