Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence

As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to ‘social maladjustment’ e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behavior at home, work or school etc. However, social bonding and a desire to protect and defend other fans may be one(…)

Dodgers tie franchise record with seven homers in extra-inning win over Mets

It requires a truly wretched effort from a pitching staff to lose a game in which your offense hits six home runs. Lucky for the Dodgers, on Sunday they hit seven. A 12th inning solo shot by Justin Turner prevented the Dodgers from the embarrassment of wasting a power outburst in an 8-7 victory… latimes.com(…)