Jul 21, 2015

Pele leaves hospital after successful surgery

Pele has been released from a Brazilian hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery. Doctors say the 74-year-old soccer great left Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday, less than a week after undergoing a procedure for nerve root decompression. The surgery had been scheduled to fix ...

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Jul 17, 2015

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil — still recalled as Brazil’s greatest defeat — died on Thursday. He was 88. Ghiggia’s son, Arcadio, said ...

Jun 3, 2015

Cosmos defeat Cuba in friendly

The New York Cosmos have made history before, just not in this manner. The Cosmos defeated Cuba’s national team 4-1 Tuesday in a friendly that was the first visit to the island by a U.S. professional team since the two countries began their detente ...

Pele thanks well-wishers

Dec 6, 2014

Pele thanks well-wishers

Pele has recorded a video message from his hospital room to thank his fans around the world for praying for him while he underwent treatment for a urinary tract infection. “I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, from all over ...

Nov 29, 2014

Hospitalized Pele responding well

Pele is responding well to antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection and his condition is improving, doctors said Friday. The Albert Einstein hospital said the 74-year-old Pele remains in an intensive care unit undergoing “temporary” kidney treatment, but is “lucid” and breathing and ...

Jun 16, 2013

Brazil out to prove Pele wrong in Japan match

With the words of Pele ringing in its ears that it is “not good enough” to win the tournament, Brazil opens the Confederations Cup on Saturday with an appetizing encounter in the capital against Asian champion Japan. With Italy and Mexico, which embarrassed the ...