By Taylor Soper Geekwire.com Having worked at Microsoft for seven years on projects like Bing and fraud management, Ravi Ramineni understands how to extract relevant information from massive datasets. He also happens to be a huge soccer fan and spent much of his down time away from Redmond analyzing soccer-related data and analytics on his blog AnalyseFootball. So it makes sense […]
By Steve Douglas Associated Press CUIABA, Brazil (AP) – Blundering Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was bailed out by teammate Alexander Kerzhakov in a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the World Cup on June 17 that exposed both teams’ deficiencies. Akinfeev had already looked suspect in dealing with long-range shots before spilling Lee Keun-ho’s speculative […]
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s military junta, which promised to “return happiness to the people” after last month’s coup, asked regulatory officials to find a way to allow the country’s many soccer fans to watch the entire World Cup for free.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s column, we take a look at the World Cup, Manny Pacquiao, and more.<!–more–> 2 Asian countries in the World Cup By the time you read this, sports fans across the world will be waking up early, staying up […]
By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A married couple from Los Angeles have been jailed in the Middle East on a charge of murder with intent and are being accused of starving their 8-year-old daughter to death, according to a coalition of groups that are working on the case from the […]
By John Duerden The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The confetti has been swept away, the hangovers from the street parties have been slept off, and now that the Asian teams for the 2014 World Cup have been decided, observers are fretting over slipping standards and how the sides will be able to […]
Welcome to the Olympic Wrap-up Edition of the Layup Drill. As we say farewell to another Summer Olympics, we look at some of the memorable performances, the good and the bad, of the Games in London …
By Jim Armstrong The Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Japan and Iran showed Sunday why they are among the favorites in Asia to qualify in advancing to the 2014 World Cup.
APIA, Samoa (AP) — Two days after winning for the first time in its soccer history, American Samoa stretched its unbeaten run to two games.
By Jean H. Lee Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — There are no hot dogs, peanuts, or plastic cups of beer for sale when the North Korean soccer team takes the pitch. There are no noisemakers, and no one does the wave.