Jun 10, 2016

Pele mementos big hit at auction

The three-day sale of memorabilia belonging to world soccer icon Pele ended in London on Thursday with the artifacts sold for the princely total of £3.4 million ($5 million). The final day of the sale — held in London but under the banner of ...

Jun 7, 2016

Pele memorabilia auction begins in London

The three-day sale of more than 2,000 items from world soccer icon Pele’s personal memorabilia kicked off on Tuesday, with shirts, souvenirs and medals all going under the hammer. The Brazil legend’s collection of items from his extraordinary career, being sold in London by ...

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Jun 2, 2016

Pele cashes in on memorabilia

Insisting “everyone needs money,” Pele took a lingering look at a lifetime of medals, trinkets and memorabilia that auctioneers hope will generate around $7 million. Everything from a replica of the World Cup — a 1970 gift from FIFA after winning the soccer showpiece ...

May 27, 2016

Longtime soccer coach Dumitru dies at 76

Ted Dumitru, the former South African national soccer team coach whose 40-year career took him from communist Romania to Turkey, Germany, the United States and across Africa, died Thursday. He was 76. The death of the Romania-born Dumitru was announced by the South African ...

Jan 15, 2016

Report: Pele has fresh hip operation

Brazilian soccer legend Pele had hip surgery in the United States last month and is still there undergoing physiotherapy, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The Folha de Sao Paulo said surgeons in New York operated on the 75-year-old to fix a loose hip implant ...

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 ...