European Championships

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Stripping French Runner Loses Gold Medal

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad punished for showboating

(Newser) - Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has shown the world how you can be top of your game and still be a loser: As he approached the finish line in the 3,000m steeplechase at the European championships in Zurich, the French runner stripped off his vest, jammed it in his mouth, and waved... More »

Germany Boots Greece —From Soccer Tourney

It dominates in European Championship, too

(Newser) - With Chancellor Angela Merkel cheering every step of the way, Germany dominated Greece—on the soccer field. The Germans reached the European Championship semifinals for a record seventh time by beating Greece 4-2 yesterday in a match played amid the contentious political backdrop between the countries. More »

Germany Wins Soccer Thriller After World TV Feed Fails

2 goals in final minutes as Turkey's fairytale run ends in European semifinals

(Newser) - Soccer fans around the world missed a thrilling finish today as the international TV feed pooped out during a Germany-Turkey matchup that featured two goals in the last 5 minutes, the AP reports. Germany scored a goal in the 90th minute to win 3-2 and advance to the finals of... More »

Manchester United Wins Russian-Roulette Club Final

Late-night shootout in Moscow caps long day for British clubs, army of fans

(Newser) - Manchester United beat Chelsea in a sudden-death shootout to win tonight's European Champions League Final in Moscow, with goalie Edwin van der Sar saving a shot from Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka to seal the all-British encounter, the BBC reports. "The first penalty shoot-out I've ever won in a big game,... More »

Euro 2008 Draw Unveiled

Italy, France and Holland end up in "Group of Death"

(Newser) - World Cup finalists Italy and France will meet again: this time in Group C, the "Group of Death" of the Euro 2008 soccer championship. For Romania, it could be called "unluck of the draw" as it was selected for that group today along with another powerful squad, Holland,... More »

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