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'Miracle on Ice' Goalie Hawking His Gold Medal

And American flag Jim Craig wore after 1980 victory at Olympics

(Newser) - The "Miracle on Ice" hockey team is an indelible memory from the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, with the US coming from behind to defeat the long-reigning Soviets, and then Finland, for the gold. And goalie Jim Craig, then 22, made an equally poignant impression after his team's victory,... More »

Does Artificial Turf Cause Cancer?

Soccer coach Amy Griffin fears dangers of crumb rubber

(Newser) - The 11,000 artificial turf fields that dot the country are great for a few reasons. For one, no grass stains. For another, they need no water or pesticides. But for soccer coach Amy Griffin, there's one glaring problem. She's compiled a list of some 38 US soccer... More »

Brazil Soccer Star's Lover 'Fed to Dogs'

'He was angry she decided to have their baby'

(Newser) - The former lover of a popular Brazilian goalkeeper was "fed to dogs," according to police. The body of Eliza Samudio, 25, hasn't been found, but traces of her blood were discovered in soccer star Bruno Fernandes de Souza's car, say authorities. Samudio was kidnapped from a hotel, beaten,... More »

Brazil Soccer Star Surrenders After Lover Vanishes

Cops: Mother of his son likely beaten to death

(Newser) - Popular Brazil goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes de Souza has surrendered to Rio police after a cousin reported he helped the soccer star in a plot to abduct and kill his mistress. Police believe Eliza Samudio, 25, was beaten to death, and traces of her blood were discovered in Fernandes' car, reports... More »

Wife: Depression Ate German Keeper

Enke feared he'd lose adopted daughter before train suicide

(Newser) - The German soccer star who committed suicide yesterday by jumping in front of a train had battled depression for years, his wife said today, with Robert Enke fearing he could lose his newly adopted daughter because of his condition. “We thought we could cope with everything. We thought that... More »

Germany's Keeper Dies in Train Suicide

Robert Enke, 32, stepped in front of speeding train

(Newser) - German soccer fans are stunned tonight over news that the man likely to be the national team’s goalkeeper at next summer’s World Cup committed suicide today by stepping in front of a train traveling 100 mph. Robert Enke, 32, had been “unstable” recently, the president of his... More »

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