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For Napoli Fans, the Team Is a Religion and Maradona Is God

NAPLES, Italy — When Lionel Messi climbs up the steps from the moat surrounding the field at the San Paolo Stadium on Tuesday and emerges into the Champions League spotlight, he’ll be stepping onto sacred ground. “For us, Maradona is more than a man. He’s a...
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Owner: Fresno Foxes Pro Soccer Team Is Folding

Fresno's professional soccer club announced it is folding after failing to secure a stadium. Fresno FC, nicknamed the Foxes (and alternately Los Zoros), finished its second season in the United Soccer League...
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How Many More of These College Scam Artists Are There?

As someone who settled for an Army issued GED in place of a real diploma from Fresno High School (I was awarded an honorary diploma years later), and who squandered numerous opportunities at higher education, I occupy a unique vantage point to watch the unfold...
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Update: Thai Soccer Boys May Have To Swim Out of Cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — Heavy rains forecast for northern Thailand could worsen flooding in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, possibly forcing authorities to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage...