Most television networks have a rule that when fans run onto the field during a game, that they don't broadcast it because it might inspire others to do the same. But when two dogs that take the field during a game in Turkey, the results were just too cute not to air. We have no idea what the TV commentators said during the interruption of a game between Turkish club Galatasaray and the German team VfR Aalen, but we imagine it went something like this:
Commentator 1: Two dogs have run onto the field.
Commentator 2: Awww, that is so cute. Look at the little puppies.
Commentator 1: Go, boy, go!
Commentator 2: Oh yeah, I guess we should get back to the game. But those dogs really were adorable.
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Mario Balotelli is known is somewhat of a strange character. The Manchester City striker (he's the one in the hat in the photo above) has used his iPad while sitting on the bench, had his house set on fire during a fireworks mishap, and built a race track for four-wheel all-terrain vehicles in his backyard. Given all that, it actually seems somewhat normal (or at least normal for Balotelli) that he wrapped his Bentley Continental GT in camouflage. Since the car costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe Balotelli was trying to keep it out of sight from would-be thieves. Or perhaps he hoped to use the sports car on bird watching expeditions and needed it to blend in with his natural surroundings. Or maybe this was just Balotelli being Balotelli.
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From a very early age, athletes hear the phrase, "It's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game." No one knows that more than the soccer players on Madron FC in Britain. The team lost 30-straight matches before getting its first-ever win last year including one game where they got trounced by a score of 55-0. But what the members of Madron FC lack in winning they more than make up for with sportsmanship. The players still love the game and want to work hard to help out their teammates. It's a spirit that would be nice to see on some of the more successful teams in sports.
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This week's edition of the MLS Goals of the Week features some of the league's top scorers, such as Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls and Alvaro Saborio of Real Salt Lake.
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Andrew Luck knows football, as he showed while piloting the Indianapolis Colts to a Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie quarterback also appears to know futbol, or as we call it here in the U.S., soccer. In this new video for EA Sports' FIFA 13 video game, Luck plays the new version of the game alongside rappers Snoop Lion and ASAP Rocky and ESPN soccer analyst Monica Gonzalez. In a performance for the ages, Luck passionately delivers his heartfelt lines ("Pass it!" "Cross it in." "Shoot, shoot, shoot."). There was no word on whether Lucked worked with a real controller during the film shoot or one made of soap. More »
We’re still about two years away from the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but we already have a mascot, as FIFA unveiled a soccer-playing armadillo today as the cuddly face of the tournament. The three-banded armadillo, which is indigenous to Brazil, doesn’t have a name yet, because Brazilians will select it by public and FIFA will reveal the winning moniker in the middle of this November.
World Cup 2014 qualifying gets started back up again around the globe this weekend and the U.S. Men's National Team squares off with Jamaica Friday night in Kingston. While the world's best national teams get ready for action, we're pretty sure that no other squad will get a pep talk like the US players got. Motivational speaker Donnie Moore tried to psyche up the team by tearing phone books in half, rolling up frying pans like burritos and snapping baseball bats. It's all very weird, and his hair and track suit very 1980s. More »