1. NFL Week 7 Awards: DeMarco Murray Has a Record-Setting Day

    It’s popularly noted that the NFL has become the league of the quarterback. In Week 7, it was the running backs that stole the spotlight. Some played hero, while others weren’t in long enough to be the goats...

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  2. Patriots vs. Jets: BenJarvus Green-Ellis Pushes Patriots to Big Win

    For one game BenJarvus Green-Ellis turned the pass-happy New England Patriots into a power running team, and the result was a winning one...

    Phil Shore Written by Phil Shore about almost 3 years ago 462 reads 9 comments

  3. Tim Howard Saves Shots and the United States Men's National Team

    Under Bob Bradley, the United States Men’s National Team was a reactive team: play tough defense, withstand pressure from the opposition and go on the counter attack when the other team overextends itself and is vulnerable...

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  4. NFL Week 5 Picks: Oakland Raiders to Win in Memory of Al Davis

    A quarter of the season is complete, and we have reached the first week of byes—six teams will sit this week out...

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  5. Twitter Report: What the Pros Had to Say About NFL Week 4

    Turns out that professional athletes are just like all of us: On Sundays in fall they too enjoy posting on the couch and watching the NFL all day...

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  6. NFL Week 4 Picks: Seattle Seahawks to Upend the Atlanta Falcons

    Last weekend 12 out of the 16 NFL games were decided by a touchdown or less. Nine teams won games by overcoming a fourth-quarter deficit. The cliché of “On any given Sunday,” proves so true in the NFL this year...

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  7. NFL Week 3 Awards: Eli Manning Bests Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles

    There's never a dull moment in the NFL . Week 3 featured some huge upsets. A few big streaks ended, there were final second and overtime wins and there were even two safeties who scored...

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  8. Rafa Marquez at Center of New York Red Bulls' Problems

    Many things have plagued the New York Red Bulls this season. They finished first in the East in 2010 and are 7-7-15 on the brink of missing the playoffs this season, despite the ...

    Phil Shore Written by Phil Shore about almost 3 years ago 503 reads 17 comments

  9. NFL Week 2 Awards: Miles Austin Has Huge Game for Dallas Cowboys

    Big passes, clutch touchdowns and reckless tackles dominated the NFL in Week 2. People are saying the NFL has become a passing league and some quarterbacks are continuously putting up gaudy numbers...

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  10. NFL Week 2 Picks: Michael Vick Will Be Victorious in His Return to Atlanta

    Every week in the NFL is important. That being said, statistically speaking, Week 2 can be huge for some teams. If a team starts the season 0-2 their chances of making the playoffs is just above 12 percent...

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  11. NFL Week 1 Awards: Tom Brady the Clear MVP of Opening Week

    All the excitement for the start of a new season has passed, but the games did not fail to live up to the hype. The NFL is celebrated for its parity and unpredictability and there were plenty of surprises to be had...

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  12. NFL Week 1 Picks: Green Bay Packers Start Season with Successful Title Defense

    Even with the NFL lockout earlier this year, did anyone really think that there wouldn’t be football? This league is too popular and makes too much money for anyone to want to miss out on that cash cow...

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  13. Boston Blazers Suspend Operations, Leave a Hole in the Boston Lacrosse Scene

    The professional lacrosse teams in Boston are at opposite ends of the spectrum. The fact that one plays the field version of the game in Major League Lacrosse and the other was ...

    Phil Shore Written by Phil Shore about almost 3 years ago 1,463 reads 5 comments

  14. Jozy Altidore Is Still the Top Forward for the United States Men's National Team

    While the United States Men’s National Team failed to score against Costa Rica on Friday, Jozy Altidore —the starting striker whose primary job is to score goals—proved that he still is the top forward on the depth chart...

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  15. Chris Konopka Makes Solid Start for New York Red Bulls

    Chris Konopka, a 26-year-old alumnus of Toms River High School East (Toms River, N.J.) and Providence College, got the opportunity of a lifetime Saturday night...

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  16. Jürgen Klinsmann and the German Feel of the United States Men's National Team

    The United States Men’s National Team is going through an identity crisis. All that’s left is changing the flag from red, white and blue to the black, red and gold of Germany...

    Phil Shore Written by Phil Shore about almost 3 years ago 850 reads 4 comments

  17. MLB Trade Deadline: Philadelphia Phillies Need to Trade for Hunter Pence

    While the Philadelphia Phillies will be looking for bullpen help at this summer’s MLB trade deadline—as they do most seasons—their biggest weakness is their offense...

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  18. MLS: The Best American Players in the League

    Independence Day is the USA’s birthday and a great opportunity to celebrate being an American. Not all the best American soccer players play in MLS, and not all the best players in MLS are American...

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  19. Is Oguchi Onyewu No Longer a First-Team Choice for the United States?

    When the United States took on Canada in their opening match in the Gold Cup on Tuesday, the U.S. put their A-team on the field. That is, their A-team minus one usual starter: Oguchi Onyewu ...

    Phil Shore Written by Phil Shore about 3 years ago 4,110 reads 16 comments

  20. Shaquille O'Neal Retires, Leaves Behind Larger Than Life Legacy

    While the stats are impressive, it’s almost a shame they commanded so much attention during Shaquille O’Neal’s retirement press conference, because Shaq was so ...

    Phil Shore Written by Phil Shore about 3 years ago 1,223 reads 0 comments

  21. Virginia Men's Lacrosse Team Shows Resiliency, Wins NCAA Championship

    Call it perseverance. Or possibly stubbornness. But even through so much roster turmoil, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team would not go away. They stuck together, and despite the doubts and constant changing, won the NCAA Division I championship...

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  22. Soccer: Stop Calling for a Savior in the United States

    I recently read an article that asked if Juan Agudelo was the savior of U.S. soccer . The thought behind the piece began, as it always does, by listing the names of players who have not lived up to expectations...

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  23. MLS: Teemu Tainio to Be Missed When New York Red Bulls Face Los Angeles Galaxy

    When the New York Red Bulls square off against the Los Angeles Galaxy , offense will be at a premium...

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  24. NFL Draft 2011: New England Patriots' Plan All About Flexibility

    When the New England Patriots entered the 2011 NFL Draft the team held six picks in the first three rounds. The fans and the media expected the team to really cash in. The most publicized need for New England was a pass rush...

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  25. Toronto FC Off-Field Problems Could Mean Bad Things on the Pitch in 2011

    Is there a team in more disarray than Toronto FC? In the club’s fifth year of existence it will be playing under its sixth coach. Its star-player wants out and its 2010 team MVP left preseason camp because of a gripe about his contract...

    Phil Shore Written by Phil Shore about over 3 years ago 390 reads 1 comments