1. USA vs. Belgium 2014: Breaking Down Key Factors for Both Sides

    When analyzing the round-of-16 matchup between the United States and Belgium, the natural inclination might be to look back on the 2013 friendly between the two teams, when the Belgians won, 4-2...

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  2. Jozy Altidore Would Provide Huge Boost to USA Against Belgium

    The United States' reward for surviving the Group of Death is a date with Belgium, one of the trendier picks amongst the soccer hipsters to advance deep into this year's tournament...

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  3. World Cup Results 2014: Tracking Final Scores, Golden Boot Contenders for Day 16

    If you thought you could look away for a moment, think again. If you thought the knockout phase couldn't possibly live up to the group stage, think again. If you thought you would get anything less than a scintillating show, well, think again...

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  4. Twitter Reacts to Neymar, Hulk, David Luiz's Performances vs. Chile

    You can't ask for a much better game than Brazil's win over Chile in penalties in the first game of the knockout phase at the 2014 World Cup...

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  5. Wimbledon 2014 Results: Scores and Lessons Learned from Day 5 of Action

    There's just something about Wimbledon that feels like summer, like the sound of a baseball cracking against a mitt or the taste of lemonade. It's those baselines worn and weathered, the all-white attire, the legendary matches of the past...

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  6. NHL Trade Rumors: Analyzing Latest Reports Before Start of 2014 NHL Draft

    Thursday night's NBA draft was supposed to be rife with trades but never quite lived up to the hype. Will we see more action when the NHL draft gets underway on Friday evening? Here's hoping...

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  7. NHL Salary Cap Reportedly Set at $69 Million for 2014-15 Season

    With Friday's NHL draft looming, the league and the NHLPA settled on a salary cap for the 2014-15 season...

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  8. Andy Murray vs. Roberto Bautista Agut: Score and Recap from 2014 Wimbledon

    Andy Murray continued his title defense at Wimbledon in style, cruising to a straight sets victory over Roberto Bautista Agut , 6-2, 6-3, 6-2...

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  9. NBA Draft 2014: Results and Letter Grades for All 30 Franchises

    There's a moment in Queen's seminal hit, "We Are the Champions," where Freddie Mercury admits, "And bad mistakes / I've made a few." No, Mercury wasn't an NBA general manager during the draft...

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  10. NHL Draft 2014 Schedule: Start Time, TV Coverage, Live Stream and Projections

    Sure, the NBA draft might get more buzz, what with its short format (just two rounds) and the familiar star power many of us are familiar with from the college ranks...

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  11. Twitter Reacts as Elfrid Payton Is Reportedly Traded for Dario Saric and Picks

    If you've ever wanted to hop on the roller-coaster ride that some lottery picks experience when they are drafted, you've come to the right place...

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  12. Luis Suarez Ban: Tracking Appeal, Liverpool, Uruguay's Response to FIFA Ruling

    Updates from Friday, June 27 Sky News' Paul Kelso, Daily Telegraph 's Henry Winter and ESPN's Miguel Delaney have an update on sentiment toward Suarez after Oscar Tabarez's ...

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  13. World Cup 2014 Knockout Bracket: Real-Time Scores, Results and Key Facts

    No more points. No more draws. No more concerns about goal differential. From here on out, it's win or go home at the 2014 World Cup. The knockout phase is here. And boy, if it is anything like the group stage, we're in for a wild ride...

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  14. Twitter Reacts to Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley's Performances vs. Germany

    It wasn't pretty for the United States. In fact, it was downright ugly. But the United States are headed to the knockout phase of the World Cup nonetheless, as their 1-0 loss to Germany was negated by Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 8,209 reads 30 comments

  15. Mock NBA Draft 2014: Projections for All 1st-Round Prospects

    The workouts are done. The tape has been studied thoroughly. The mock drafts have been updated, analyzed, ripped up, rewritten and revised. The fans have made their choices. The agents have made their clients' preferences known...

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  16. World Cup 2014: Fixtures, Match Odds, Predictions, Latest Standings for Day 15

    It's hard to believe that the group stage at the 2014 World Cup has just one more day left. Over the past two weeks, we've seen incredible performances, outrageous actions (here's ...

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  17. NHL Draft 2014: Latest Mock Predictions for This Year's 1st-Round Prospects

    This year's NHL draft seems to feature a consensus top four players, with some folks adding a fifth. But in general, most pundits agree that if you have a top-four pick in Philadelphia at the draft, you'll be getting a stud...

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  18. Alberto Zaccheroni Resigns as Japan Manager: Latest Details and Reaction

    Another manager has resigned following a disappointing showing at this year's World Cup, as Japan's Alberto Zaccheroni has decided to step down...

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  19. Manchester City Agree on Transfer Fee for Fernando: Latest Details and Reaction

    Update from Thursday, June 26 Manchester City officially confirmed Fernando's transfer to the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, following Wednesday's news that a deal had been agreed with Porto...

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  20. World Cup Results 2014: Tracking Final Scores, Golden Boot Contenders for Day 14

    In world football, you can't win with just one player. It's a team sport, after all. Of course, if you only watched Wednesday's games—namely the Argentina vs. Nigeria match—you might be thinking otherwise...

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  21. Michel Babatunde Injury: Updates on Nigeria Midfielder's Arm and Return

    In their quest to reach the knockout phase of the 2014 World Cup, Nigeria had quite a scary moment, as Michel Babatunde had to leave the match against Argentina with what appeared to be a broken arm...

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  22. NHL Free Agents 2014: Breaking Down Top Forwards on Market

    Who cares if that LeBron James fellow or that Carmelo Anthony guy are opting out of their contracts? Here, we've got NHL fever...

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  23. NHL Rumors: Marian Gaborik, Mike Richards and More Buzz Around the League

    The NHL draft will dominate the puck-related headlines this week, but that doesn't mean the buzz surrounding any potential free agents or trades has subsided. Far from it, in fact—if it's rumors you want, it's rumors you'll find...

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  24. Cesare Prandelli Resigns as Italy Manager: Latest Details and Reaction

    Tuesday was a rough day for the Italian national football team. The squad lost to Uruguay, 1-0, which ended their World Cup, in large part because referee Marco Rodriquez sent ...

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  25. World Cup Results 2014: Tracking Final Scores, Golden Boot Contenders for Day 13

    If Tuesday's action at the World Cup was a movie, it likely would have been Jaws . Or perhaps Hannibal . Or... well, you get the point. We'll have more on Luis Suarez to follow...

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