1. U.S. Open Pairings: Interesting Groupings for the First Two Rounds

    Some interesting groupings have been set for the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, which begins Thursday at Pebble Beach. No...

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  2. 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview: Slovenia Brings One New Thing to U.S. Game

    Slovenia is going to bring one thing to their meeting with the United States on Friday that they didn't have last week. That one thing is confidence. Confidence cannot be understated at this—or any, for that matter—World Cup...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 4 years ago 1,066 reads 2 comments

  3. 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview: Spain vs. Switzerland in Group H

    It is now becoming clear to the Swiss team, Spain will not miraculously forfeit their Group H game with Switzerland on Wednesday, so Plan B needs to be put into effect. What is Plan B for Swiss Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld? Annoy the hell out of the Spaniards...

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  4. FIFA World Cup 2010: Bob Bradley Simply Outcoached Fabio Capello

    Blue collar U.S. coach Bob Bradley reportedly makes a small fraction of the salary of Fabio Capello. No worries. Bob is fine with it. England claims to have a far superior team than the U...

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  5. US Open: Who is the Most Important Man in the Tournament? (Hint: It's Not Tiger)

    The most important man at the U.S. Open is not Tiger Woods. Nor is it Phil Mickelson. In fact, it is not a golfer at all. It is not USGA National Director James Snow either. It's not anyone on the board at the club...

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  6. Adrian Peterson Finds Out the Hard Way He's Not Brett Favre

    Not many players have the set-up Brett Favre has in regards to minicamp participation in the summer. In fact, maybe no other player in the NFL has Favre's deal. Adrian Peterson just found this out the hard way...

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  7. 2010 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Wesley Johnson Moving Up in Draft

    With the draft inching closer, things are beginning to become more clear. It now appears as though most have projected Evan Turner out of the number two spot...

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  8. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Swiss Star Alexander Frei Might Be Fit For Spain

    On Thursday Swiss star goal scorer Alexander Frei limped off a Zurich practice field, favoring an ankle. The Swiss figure to have few goals in South Africa as it is. They certainly could not afford to lose their one true goal scoring threat...

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  9. Tiger Woods Still Chasing His Own Tail

    I tried to find the longest known time for a tiger chasing his own tail in the Guinness Book of World Records. No such luck. The record may very well belong to Tiger Woods. He's at about six months now and counting...

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  10. FIFA World Cup 2010: Didier Drogba's Comeback Attempt One for the Ages

    Think of some of the all-time great moments in sports history when an injured player sucked it up and came through. Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series limping up to the plate and then hitting the infamous game-winning home run off Dennis Eckersley...

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  11. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Landon Donovan's Time at Everton May Help USA on Saturday

    Every time Landon Donovan talks about his two-and-a-half month loan spell with Everton FC, he does so with a certain fondness just visible in his face...

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  12. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Garnett and Drogba, Friends Rooting for Each Other

    Kevin Garnett and Diedier Drogba are both in the midst of a battle within their own sport. For Garnett, the future Hall-Of-Fame star of the Boston Celtics, it is trying to help the Celtics come from behind in the NBA Finals...

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  13. World Cup 2010 Predictions: Who Has the Edge in the England vs. U.S. Match?

    The picture is that of The Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, South Africa, the site of the match on Saturday between England and the United States. After months of debate and opinion and speculation, the game is finally upon us...

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  14. U.S. Open Golf 2010: Vijay Singh's Exemption Into the Tournament Is a Joke

    Vijay Singh has been granted a last minute exemption by the USGA to be able to play in next week's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach...

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  15. Does Golf Without Tiger Woods Sound Good to You? Don't Be So Sure

    Justin Rose won his first PGA tournament this past weekend. Exciting, huh? Good for him. Nice English chap. Jolly good. Zach Johnson won the week before at the Colonial in Texas. That's nice...

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  16. World Cup 2010 Predictions: How Many Brits Would Make U.S. Team?

    We're just a few days away from the big match between the United States and England, and I thought it was high time we spiced this up with a little good old fashion debate...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 4 years ago 1,130 reads 60 comments

  17. 2010 FIFA World Cup: What The Swiss Need To Do to Advance

    The Swiss have been all over the place recently with their play. A good outing here, a poor outing there; a disinterested outing here, an okay outing there. You never know what you are going to get lately with Ottmar Hitzfeld's club...

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  18. Kobe Bryant's Post-Game Answers: Grin and Bear It and Try to Survive

    Is it worse to sleep in the clubhouse during a baseball game and be unavailable to pinch-hit, or to sleep through your press conference after your team loses a game in the NBA finals? Flip a coin...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 4 years ago 1,298 reads 41 comments

  19. Tiger Woods Welcomes Colin Montgomerie To His World

    It's not a world anyone would wish on their worst enemy. Well, okay, maybe you would wish it on your worst enemy. Maybe not their second worst enemy, though. The world is that of Tiger Woods in the last, oh, let's say six months...

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  20. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Is Group G Still Group of Death If Drogba Can't Go?

    If indeed Didier Drogba is unable to go for the Ivory Coast because of his broken arm, what does that do to the Group of Death? Does the removal of one player, even a player as great ...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about 4 years ago 1,167 reads 14 comments

  21. Ken Griffey Junior Phoned-In Retirement to Mariners on Drive To Orlando

    There are a lot of ways to retire. Ken Griffey Jr. seems to have found a new one. A mobile retirement. According to Seattle Mariner President Chuck Armstrong, talking on Seattle sports ...

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  22. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Pienaar Talks Mandela, Racism, Pride and Football

    Steven Pienaar loves the Clint Eastwood directed movie Invictus. The 2009 movie depicts the South African involvement in the 1995 Rugby World Cup...

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  23. Is Tiger Woods Close to Picking His New Coach? Sean Foley To Join Team?

    Rumors have been swirling that Tiger Woods may be close to asking Sean Foley with some swing help. The 35 year old Canadian has been working with PGA pros for a few years, ever since he started helping fellow Canadian Stephen Ames...

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  24. 2010 FIFA World Cup: The Mathematics Of Rankings Say Group "D" Is Tops

    If you were to base the eight groups in the World Cup on nothing but the FIFA World Rankings, Group D would come out as the most difficult. Simply take one group at a time, add the rankings of the four teams, and divide them by four...

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  25. What Does Phil Mickelson Have in Common With Jean Van De Velde?

    What do these two golfers have in common, you ask? You know where I'm going with this, don't you? Do they both like barefoot walks through water hazards in Great Britian? Do they like ...

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