1. Robinho: Rating His Performance for AC Milan So Far This Season

    Remember when Robinho was the wonder kid from Santos , the Pele-anointed successor to the legend. Remember when the boy wonder left Brazil to join Real Madrid in 2005 and it ...

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  2. Lionel Messi Injured: Why Barcelona Star Should Not Have Played

    Correct me if I'm wrong but Barcelona had the top spot in Group G wrapped up before the game against Benfica this evening. The Catalans won four of their five group games leaving no doubt as to their passage to the next round...

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  3. AC Milan vs. Juventus: Where the Game Will Be Won

    The simple answer is this: The locker room. That's where Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte will fill in the lineup cards prior to the Sunday kickoff at the San Siro . Both clubs are coming off mid-week Champions League fixtures...

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  4. Napoli vs. AC Milan: Key Battles to Watch

    Napoli and AC Milan face off at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples on Saturday afternoon. Normally this matchup would ooze with intrigue and have significant implications on ...

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  5. Analysis Not Necessary: The Miami Marlins Fire Sale of 2012

    As a Marlins fan, shame on you, under the momentary delusion surrounding the new ballpark and the flurry of free agents signings last winter, for thinking that Jeffrey Loria, David ...

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  6. Uninspired Arsenal Fall to League-Leading Manchester United

    Arsenal 's home ground in North London is a good ways from the West End, the British capital's famous theater district. It's a good thing, too, because this version of the Gunners wouldn't make a show with much entertainment value...

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  7. Why Antonio Cassano Can Fire Inter Milan to Glory This Season

    Football is such a delightfully simple game. There are the basic elements: the pitch, a ball and two goals. And the human element: the players...

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  8. Which Italian Side Has the Best Chance of Winning the Champions League?

    Milan or Juventus ? There are only two Champions League candidates from the Serie A this year for the first time since the 1998-99 (when there were only six groups) edition of the continental tournament...

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  9. Picking an Early Serie A Team of the Season

    In three days, a true early-season favorite in Serie A will emerge from the top-of-the-table clash in Turin between Napoli and Juventus...

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  10. 10 Veterans Looking to Go out in Glory at World Cup 2014

    Nearly every nation on earth participates in World Cup qualifying, bringing life to the notion that soccer is "the global game...

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  11. Serie A: Previewing the 2012-13 Season

    The cloud of another Italian soccer scandal still hangs over Serie A as the new season is set to kickoff this weekend...

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  12. Chelsea vs. AC Milan: 5 Lessons Learned About the Blues from Friendly

    Chelsea ’s U.S. tour is over. The Blues dropped their final World Football challenge 1-0 to AC Milan in Miami on Saturday evening...

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  13. Chelsea vs. AC Milan: View from Sun Life Stadium in Miami

    Football is full of odd intersections. At this one, two European giants met in the stifling mid-summer heat of Miami inside the expanse of an American football stadium...

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  14. London 2012: Previewing the Olympic Football Tournament

    Even before they light the Olympic torch outside of London's Olympic Stadium on Friday night, even before the colorful opening ceremonies and parade of athletes, the games will have started...

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  15. Jeremy Lin Deal More of the Same in Bad Business NBA

    So let me see if I have this right. The Houston Rockets have completed the offseason free agency swoop going for Jeremy Lin 's services signing him to a three-year, $25 million dollar contract...

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  16. FIFA Approves Goal Line Technology in Historic Decision

    The debates over goals crossing the goal line may finally be over. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) and FIFA announced today that goal-line technology (GLT) has been approved for introduction into play, according to Sky Sports ...

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  17. Italy vs. England: Scoring the Key Battles in Euro 2012 Quarterfinal

    "England loses on penalties again" is the likely oversized headline that will dominate newspaper racks in cities all over the United Kingdom tomorrow morning...

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  18. Messi and Company Shine at World Soccer Masters Match in Miami

    You couldn ’t be blamed for thinking the Argentinean national team or FC Barcelona was playing on Saturday night in Miami...

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  19. Lionel Messi Brings the World Soccer Masters Tour to Miami

    Anytime Lionel Messi plays football, he’s going to draw a crowd—even when that crowd crams into a hotel meeting room to simply hear what he has to say on the eve of the ...

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  20. Euro 2012: Rating Every Member of the Italy Squad in the Group Stages

    Italy has qualified for the quarterfinals in a European championships for the second straight time. Four years ago in Vienna, the Italians lost 4-2 on penalties to the eventual champions, Spain...

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  21. Euro 2012: Sweden Bows out in Style

    For Sweden there was nothing but pride to play for against France having been eliminated after successive defeats in their first two group games...

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  22. Euro 2012: 5 Classic England-Sweden Matches That Define the Rivalry

    It may not ignite the national pride like matches against France, Germany or Argentina, but England versus Sweden is a rivalry full of intriguing history...

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  23. Spain vs. Italy Euro 2012: Why Andrea Pirlo Was the Man of the Match

    Italy and Spain opened UEFA Euro 2012 Group C play with a high-quality 1-1 draw in Gdansk. The last two World Cup champions delivered on what portended to be a tactically fascinating encounter...

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  24. Greece Spoils Poland's Opening Euro 2012 Party

    The opening match of Euro 2012 was a game of two distinct drama filled halves. Both Greece and Poland will rue the missed opportunities, but be content with sharing the points in Group A...

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  25. U.S. Men Set to Begin the Road to the 2014 World Cup

    Not even the dour and damp skies over Tampa could limit Jürgen Klinsmann's contagious competitive spirit...

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