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Kub's Den
Elaine Kub Contributing Analyst
Wed Jun 25, 2014 09:11 AM CDT

Gravity does not have the same pull on soccer players as it does on the rest of us -- their ability to leap, twist, and fly through the air seems to defy physics. Nor does gravity appear to affect them in a constant or predictable manner. Any nudge or mild collision with an opponent (or, in some cases, a bite or head butt from an opponent) can send a soccer player flailing to the ground in instant agony.

That's just something I've noticed over the past couple of weeks watching the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the ...

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