October 19, 2010 |
Jose Mourinho, never at a loss for words no matter which club he is coaching or what country he is in, had a few of them for one of his former players, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, earlier this week. "A side that contains a player like Ibrahimovic is a special one," Mourinho said. "Every player who has played for me is always in my heart, and Ibra was a fundamental part of my team. " That was last season, however, when Ibrahimovic helped Mourinho's Inter Milan win the European Champions League.
June 28, 2009 |
Florentino Perez has turned what already promised to be an interesting summer in the transfer market into a chaotic free-for-all as the world's leading clubs squabble among themselves over the delicacies left behind on the table. By forking over $131 million for Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo and $94 million for Brazilian playmaker Kaka, Perez, the president of Real Madrid, has skewed everything. Suddenly, deals that looked likely to be made are on hold.
May 27, 2009 |
Not to overstate or anything, but one of the most glamorous sports matches in the history of the world will transpire today just down the continent in Rome. There, in the 72,000-seat Stadio Olimpico, they'll somehow take one soccer pitch and shoehorn onto it both Manchester United and Barcelona, two of the most glittering soccer clubs in any era, for a match of almost blinding star shine.
January 29, 2012 |
The ancient story of Samson and Delilah shows how important a man's hairstyle can be. The tale has inspired sculptors, composers and screenwriters, and Samson's long locks are part of a long list of classic men's hairstyles. What follows is a look at other memorable men's hairdos throughout history and in pop culture. -- 2200 BC | Egyptian men wore their hair very short or they shaved their heads. Wealthy men or members of the royal elite would cover their heads with elaborate headdresses, wigs or hair extensions.
March 22, 2012 |
David Beckham was soccer's second-best-paid player last year, making $41.5 million in combined salary and endorsements, according to the prestigious magazine France Football, which compiles an annual list of international soccer's top earners. Only Barcelona's incomparable Lionel Messi, at $43.5 million, made more than Beckham in 2011. Messi is a three-time winner of the FIFA Balon d'Or as the sport's best player. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo ($38.5 million) and Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o ($30.7 million)
April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: PORTUGAL FIFA ranking: 4 Overall World Cup record: 11-7-1 Coach: Carlos Queiroz Best performance: Third place, 1966 Overview: A semifinalist four years ago, Portugal comes into this summer's tournament as one of the favorites. And it will be tested in the first round since it is matched with Brazil and the Ivory Coast in group play. The key for Portugal, however, will be how Coach Carlos Queiroz deals with the loss of Jose Bosingwa and the possible absence of Pepe to knee injuries.
July 2, 2010 |
Reporting from Johannesburg and Cape Town — Eusebio, the only Portuguese player to win the Golden Boot as the top goal-scorer in a World Cup, came to the defense of his countryman Cristiano Ronaldo, whose Portugal team bowed out of the tournament in a second-round loss to Spain this week after Ronaldo netted just one meaningless goal in four games. "Unfortunately for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo actually did not do very well," Eusebio said Thursday. "But I am not going to condemn him for that.
June 25, 2010
A roundup of Friday morning's arts and entertainment headlines: "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer says she's burned out on vampires. (Sci Fi Wire) Meanwhile, the latest "Twilight" movie has finally premiered. ( Los Angeles Times) Michael Jackson died one year ago today. (Los Angeles Times) The Weinstein brothers raid their film library to settle debts. (Los Angeles Times) Mariah Carey is being sued over an unpaid $30,000 vet bill. (Los Angeles Times)
June 19, 2012 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. earned $85 million over the past 12 months, more than any other athlete in the world, according to Forbes magazine . Not bad for a guy who put in less than an hour's worth of work. Just kidding. While it may have taken Mayweather that scant amount of time in the boxing ring to defeat Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto, he obviously put in plenty of time training for the bouts -- not to mention all the work he does as his own promoter through Mayweather Promotions.