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New year, new rules: Rule No. 25

The Beautiful Game would be a lot more beautiful without the histrionics

Updated: December 30, 2009, 3:32 PM ET
By Matt Meyers with Doug McIntyre | ESPN The Magazine
Cristiano RonaldoThomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty ImagesHow would Cristiano Ronaldo fare under the Donovan-Conrad Anti-Diving Treaty?

Soccer is probably the most divisive sport in the United States. Its growing legion of fans refer to it as "the beautiful game," while the naysayers use another B-word to describe it: "boring."

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