Soccer

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Updated 11/25/20, 2:48 p.m.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the "Hand of God" goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

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LONDON — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs.

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For many Americans across the country and here in Hawaii, fall weekends often include watching sports of some kind. This week on the Korean peninsula, there was a sporting event that took a very different approach with spectators.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Professional soccer is coming back to Hawaiʻi. It’s not only for a short stay – but state officials hope the Pacific Rim Cup is part of a broader movement: growth in sports tourism for the islands. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Professional soccer is once again trying to find a foothold in Hawai‘i. Organizers of this week’s Pacific Rim Cup hope to make Hawai’i the international east-meets-west sporting venue. HPR’s Ku’uwehi Hiraishi reports.

Soccer Diplomacy for North Korea?

May 10, 2017
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Wikimedia Commons

  Recent news from North Korea has focused on missile launches and nuclear tests. But when it comes to diplomacy, there may be a lesson from history – and sports. Asia Pacific Management consultant Ray Tsuchiyama shares some thoughts in this commentary.

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Macaroni / Youtube

For sports fans in the United States, it’s playoff time for professional basketball and hockey. In Europe, fans of soccer—or football as they would call it—saw the Premier League wrap up its season at the start of this week. And there’s a definite Asian angle to that story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has it in today’s Asia Minute.

Leicester City famously beat the odds this season to win its first ever Premier League Championship—the pinnacle of English soccer.

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See-ming Lee / Flickr

If you’re a soccer fan, you may be waiting for tomorrow’s World Cup game between the US women’s team and Nigeria. But you may have missed a different soccer story that’s taking place in Asia. It’s partially about sports, but it also has a lot to do with politics. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wikipedia Commons

Fans of NASCAR and professional soccer are used to seeing corporate logos splashed all over uniforms. But a deal announced this week is taking the economics to a new level…and an expensive competition among Asian companies. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.