1. Spain vs. Paraguay 2010 FIFA World Cup: Quarterfinals Predictions

    And then there were eight. Spain was expected to be here. Paraguay? Maybe not so much. Both Paraguay and Slovakia advancing out of their group, instead of Italy, might be the shocker of the tournament so far...

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  2. Has the Latest Feud Between Tiger Woods and His Caddie Signaled the End?

    Is Tiger Woods ready to part ways with long-time caddie Steve Williams? According to Tiger, the answer is a definite no. Rumors have been swirling since the U.S...

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  3. 2010 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals Predictions: Brazil vs. The Netherlands

    In a match-up that would be worthy of a World Cup title game, Brazil and The Netherlands hook up in a much anticipated quarterfinal match on Friday. The Dutch come in fresh off a comfortable win over Slovakia in the round of 16...

    Ron  Furlong Written by Ron Furlong about over 4 years ago 9,433 reads 17 comments

  4. FIFA World Cup 2010: Tim Howard Stood Strong For the United States

    Tim Howard was hoping for another game or two in South Africa. But it was not meant to be. The Everton keeper led the United States to the Round of 16, but the Americans, for the second World Cup in a row, could not get past the Black Stars of Ghana...

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  5. 2010 World Cup Predictions: Brazil vs Chile

    The pre-tournament favorite, Brazil have offered little reason not to think they are still the best team in the final 16. Chile was always the second favorite to make it out of Group H with Spain, and they too have met expectations...

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  6. Payne Stewart Was Remembered Again at Pebble Beach

    At the 2000 United States Open at Pebble Beach, the defending champion of the national championship could not defend his title. Payne Stewart had won the 1999 U.S...

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  7. 2010 World Cup: Power-Ranking ESPN's World Cup Announcers

    That's Martin Tyler on the right in the photo, receiving an award back in 2003 for Premiership commentator of the decade. Tyler is part of ESPN's World Cup coverage in 2010. First, let me start off by congratulating the world's largest sports network...

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  8. World Cup 2010 Predictions: USA vs Ghana

    For the U.S. team, the challenge is to emotionally come off the high of the last-second win on Wednesday, and compose themselves to play again three days later...

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  9. FIFA 2010 World Cup Review: Italy Eliminated—How Did This Happen?

    They are the defending World Cup Champions. They are ranked fifth in the world in FIFA's rankings. And they are going home. After winning it all in Germany in 2006, Italy had perhaps its most disappointing World Cup ever...

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  10. FIFA World Cup 2010: Landon Donovan's Greatest U.S. Soccer Moments

    Landon Donovan has scored 44 goals for the United States Men's Team over the years, none bigger than No. 44, the game winner and group winner in the 91st minute versus Algeria...

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  11. NBA Trade Rumors: 10 Rumors You Shouldn't Believe

    As the draft is nearly upon us, it is hard to know what to believe with all the trade rumors circulating. It seems like there are more rumors this year than any other year I can remember...

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  12. 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview: Italy vs. Slovakia In Group F

    If Italy does not get out of Group F, it may be one of the more historic collapses in World Cup history. Before the World Cup, everyone was pointing to Italy to have the easiest time of the top teams getting out of their group...

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  13. Tiger Woods Barely Had The Balls to Win The 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

    Tiger Woods almost didn't have the balls to win the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. True story. Yes, he won by an incredible 15 shots. It wasn't even close. So why, you ask, do I dare say he didn't have the balls? Because he almost ran out...

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  14. Wimbledon 2010: Wimbledon Could Use a Dose of John McEnroe About Now

    Call me crazy, which I'm sure some will, but when Wimbledon rolls around every summer I find myself missing John McEnroe. I'm not sure why this longing is so acute at Wimbledon. I also feel it, to a slightly lesser extent, at the U...

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  15. 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview: Switzerland vs. Chile in Group H

    Monday's upcoming match between Switzerland and Chile has taken on a new level now that Switzerland has the shocker of the World Cup so far with their 1-0 win over heavily favored Spain...

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  16. U.S. Open Golf 2010 Scores: Charge Has Put Tiger Woods In Contention To Win

    Tiger Woods hasn't had the fist pump going for awhile, but on Saturday at the U.S. Open it was evident at least a couple times on Tiger's back nine. During his Saturday charge Tiger moved up the leaderboard rapidly...

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  17. U.S. Open: Leading After 36 Holes Doesn't Often Equal a Trophy on Sunday

    Leading after two rounds of the U.S. Open sounds like a nice place to be, but not so fast. Very rarely, at least in recent history, does the leader after 36 holes go on to win the tournament...

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  18. FIFA World Cup 2010: Controversial Ref May Get Reprimanded by FIFA

    The referee in the U.S. versus Slovenia game is under fire. Several questionable calls during the match on Friday, and of course, the big one at the end of the game, have led FIFA to take some action...

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  19. 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview: Italy Vs. New Zealand in Group F

    With Federico Marchetti ready to step in for Gianluigi Buffon as the Italian keeper on Sunday, suddenly Italy's prospects of making it out of what many thought was the easiest group are not so certain...

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  20. U.S. Open Golf 2010: ESPN and NBC Need to Stop the Poa Annua Talk Already

    Okay, I've been watching ESPN's first day coverage of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach for about an hour now, and I've already heard nine different conversations about the poa annua greens...

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  21. Greece vs. Nigeria World Cup 2010 Live Blog: Results, Scores and Analysis

    Welcome to a live blog during the match today between Greece and Nigeria. Over the next couple of hours sit back and enjoy the live blog coverage of this match. The game is being played at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa...

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  22. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Top Ten Midfielders Through The First Round

    As all the teams at the World Cup have now played at least one game. Now it's time to rank the top ten midfielders through the first round. Very few goals thus far are being scored by forwards...

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  23. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Top 10 Defenders Through the First Round

    As all the teams have now completed at least one game in South Africa, let's rank the top 10 defenders at the World Cup thus far. There has been no shortage of great defensive play, as the goals have been few and far between throughout the first round...

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  24. 2010 FIFA World Cup Preview: Germany Vs Serbia in Group D

    With all of the first group games now in the books, it is fairly safe to say no one enjoyed the first set of games more than the Germans. Germany's 4-0 thumping of Australia was as impressive on the pitch as it was on the scoreboard...

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  25. U.S. Open: Tiger Woods Muses About Phil's Chances and Pebble Beach

    At his press conference on Tuesday at the U.S. Open Tiger Woods was upbeat and seemed pleased with his game. "As far as my game, I'm very excited about how it's progressed," Woods said...

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