Friday's tragic events in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, was marked around the soccer world this weekend with several teams paying tribute to the victims.
In the English Premier League, four teams -- Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Aston Villa and Liverpool -- wore armbands in remembrance of those who died.
Liverpool and Aston Villa have American owners, which may have influenced their decisions. But the players on Queens Park Rangers decided among themselves to wear the black armbands. And they were rewarded with their first win of the season, a 2-1 upset of Fulham.
In Italy, AC Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino offered his own tribute after starting his team to a 4-1 win over Pescara. Nocerino, who scored 35 seconds in, said afterward he wanted to "dedicate my goal to the American families of the children killed in the school; my thoughts are only with them."