1. Arsenal Win Markus Liebherr Cup Despite Losing to Southampton on Penalties

    Arsene Wenger made wholesale changes (nine in all) to the side that had defeated Anderlecht 1-0 in the opener of the Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup, and despite seeing the new-look ...

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  2. Arsenal Defeat Anderlecht 1-0 in Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup Opener

    Henri Lansbury got the winner as Arsenal kicked off their participation in Saturday's Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup with a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht. Arsenal's official website, on hand at St...

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  3. UCLA Basketball: 2013 Commit Zach LaVine Rockets Up the Recruiting Rankings

    Heralded class of 2013 point guard Zach LaVine, who committed to UCLA on June 20, has shot up the latest batch of national recruiting rankings. Once Scout.com's No. 73-rated player, LaVine now sits comfortably at No...

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  4. Adidas Is Poised to Become Arsenal's Next Kit Supplier as Early as 2013

    Adidas could potentially become Arsenal Football Club's next kit supplier as early as the 2013-14 season, David Gubala, an Adidas employee, tweeted Tuesday. Gubala made sure to include that the proposed partnership is currently "in the making...

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  5. Roger Federer Rolls Back the Years to Defeat Andy Murray in Wimbledon Final

    When Roger Federer —all 30 years of him—is combining the deft with the diabolical on his favorite surface, there's little you can do but take a moment to appreciate that you are in the presence of greatness...

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  6. San Jose Earthquakes Earn Difficult 0-0 Draw Against FC Dallas

    Two days after being named MLS Player of the Month for the second time this season—a recognition of his three goals in as many league games during June, each of which ended ...

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  7. Roger Federer Dispatches Novak Djokovic in 4 Sets to Reach Wimbledon Final

    Friday marked the 11th time they had met in a major open championship, but considering how poorly Novak Djokovic played in the semifinal, you might have believed it was his first "rodeo...

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  8. Robin Van Persie Deserves Better from Arsenal Fans

    Arsenal 's Dec. 10, 2011 match at home against Everton served as the official commemoration of the club's 125 years in existence. "Onward" was the message of that now-completed season, the message inserted between the years 1886 and 2011...

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  9. Wimbledon 2012: Andy Murray Fights Rain, Tiebreaks to Beat David Ferrer in Four

    With Prince William and Princess Kate watching on, in their ever-present regal manner from their courtside box, fourth-seeded Andy Murray mounted a furious fight after losing the ...

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  10. Robin Van Persie Will Not Sign New Contract with Arsenal

    Sky Sports News has reported that Arsenal captain Robin van Persie will not be signing a contract extension at the Emirates. His current deal ends after the 2012-13 season...

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  11. San Jose Earthquakes' Comeback Falls Short in 2-1 Road Loss to Portland Timbers

    Mired in a brutal midseason stretch that will see them play six games in 18 days (they're currently four games through), the San Jose Earthquakes lost 2-1 to the Portland Timbers on Tuesday night at Jeldwen Field...

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  12. Arsenal: Should Wojciech Szczesny Be the Gunners' No. 1 Keeper in 2012-13?

    And to think, this summer had started so wonderfully for Wojciech Szczesny , holder of Arsenal 's No. 1 keeper position since his sparkling senior team debut on a frigid night at Old Trafford in December 2010...

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  13. San Jose Earthquakes Defeat LA Galaxy in 4-3 Thriller at Stanford Stadium

    To commemorate Military Appreciation Night on Saturday at a sweltering Stanford Stadium filled to the brim with boisterous supporters, San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski went a bit overboard...

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  14. Spain vs. Italy: Plotting Both Teams' Road to the Euro 2012 Final

    Spain and Italy will take part in Sunday's European Championship final at the gleaming Kiev Olympic Stadium, refurbished just in time for this summer's tournament...

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  15. Germany vs. Italy Euro 2012: 6 Players with a Point to Prove in the Semifinal

    While watching Italy and England duke it out for 120 minutes plus penalties on Sunday, Germany must have been rubbing their hands with glee...

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  16. Arsenal Breaking News: Olivier Giroud Says He Will Sign for the Gunners

    Speaking for the first time about the transfer rumor that has linked him with a switch from Montpellier to Arsenal , 25-year-old striker Olivier Giroud said he is "proud to ...

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  17. Euro 2012: What the Euro Ratings Say About Soccer's Popularity in the U.S.

    In 2005, FIFA adminstered a then-unprecedented $425 million deal for television rights to the 2010 and 2014 World Cups in the United States. The bid was jointly prepared by ESPN/ABC and Univision ...

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  18. Samir Nasri Loses His Head After French Defeat in Euro 2012 Quarterfinals

    Samir Nasri had entered this summer's European Championships seeking to dispel the stigma of self-centered, self-indulgent immaturity that had engulfed him this past season at Manchester City ...

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  19. France Must Play the Chelsea Way to Beat Spain on Saturday

    At first glance, some of the similarities are uncanny. Chelsea rode a wave of positive form to the 2012 Champions League title, defeating in a most improbable manner FC Barcelona in the semifinals of the competition...

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  20. Arsene Wenger: Olivier Giroud Transfer Is "90 Percent Complete"

    Arseblog News reported that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told French television station TF1 that French international striker Olivier Giroud is "90 percent an Arsenal player," and heralded the 25-year-old's "exceptional potential...

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  21. Euro Cup 2012: Tempers Flare for France After Loss to Sweden

    The nightmare that was Knysna has not yet abated—perhaps it never will—but there are now reports of disharmony in the French camp once again...

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  22. England vs Ukraine: Rating Wayne Rooney's Return for the Three Lions

    Considering that he was playing in his first competitive match since the Premier League season had drawn to a close in mid-May, Wayne Rooney delivered quite a good account of himself on Tuesday against Ukraine...

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  23. Class of 2013 Point Guard Zach LaVine Commits to UCLA

    Class of 2013 point guard Zach LaVine committed to the UCLA Bruins Wednesday evening, according to Edward Lewis of Bruin Sports Report. LaVine spoke with UCLA coach Ben Howland on the phone, according to Lewis...

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  24. Park Chu-Young: A Look into One of the Strangest Arsenal Signings

    The article in L'Equipe proffered two ideas about the South Korean striker, which when blended together almost seemed to form a paradox. Or perhaps it was simply an unfortunate fixing of fate...

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  25. Arsenal: After Saturday's Match, It's Finally Time to Sell Andrey Arshavin

    When he's at his best, Andrey Arshavin is among the most sublime footballers of his generation—a true joy to watch and a formidable proposition for any opposing defender...

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