Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Soccer 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 his ...

Soccer 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 effort ...

Pele thanks well-wishers

Soccer 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 the ...

Soccer 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 eating ...