1. What Ben Roethlisberger's Suspension and Madden 11 Have In Common This Season

    Two games into the young NFL season and already Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin is quoting Mark Twain (or close to it)...

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  2. The 2006 NFL Draft In Retrospect: GM's Went For The Wrong "Big Names" As Usual

    Generally speaking, it’s typical to evaluate an NFL draft class after five seasons in the league. Yet, like so many things about the NFL draft, there is no bedrock reason for this...

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  3. A Lesson In Trading Draft Picks: The Story of Jerry Rice

    It’s a different breed of NFL player that can make a serious play in the postseason. Certainly the most basic and most compelling reason for this is simple: everyone is watching during the playoffs...

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  4. The Future of USA Soccer and What Bob Bradley Could Learn From Sir Alex

    First, let no one say that the United States Men’s National Team embarrassed anyone in South Africa. Far from it in fact. They showed heart and hustle, two things that are rapidly becoming a staple of America’s burgeoning soccer identity...

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  5. Good To Have You: World Cup Stars Who Play for a Country They Weren't Born In

    One of the great attractions about the World Cup has always been its competition at an international level. This immediately makes it more epic than any club competition because of the tournament’s sheer scale...

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  6. FIFA World Cup: U.S. Will Advance if They Can Stop Teams Shopping in 'the Gap'

    In America’s second game, their weakness was exploited by an opponent who wasn't as inexplicably docile as England. Through characteristic heart and hustle, Bob Bradley’s team overcame what appeared to be an insurmountable deficit...

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  7. Brazil 1970: The Pinnacle of Achievement

    Known simply as one of the greatest teams ever, the squad Brazil sent to the 1970 World Cup still lingers in the minds of soccer fans around the world...

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  8. Netherlands 2010 World Cup Roster Announced Without Ruud Awakening

    It was with a disarming nonchalance that Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk announced his 30-man provisional World Cup roster Tuesday evening...

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  9. Style, Precision and Unrelenting Offense: A Dutch World Cup Preview

    Since first emerging on the international scene at the 1974 World Cup, the Dutch have thrilled the world with their sometimes cavalier but always attacking approach...

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