1. Italy V Ireland: What Group C Clash Told Us About Italian Chances at Euro 2012

    It wasn't the prettiest of performances by any means, but come the final whistle last night in Poznan, Italy had done enough—just barely—to secure their place in the quarterfinals of Euro 2012 ...

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  2. Euro 2012: Why Benching Mario Balotelli Would Be a Mistake for Italy

    Heading into the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in Poland and Ukraine, Italy manager Cesare Prandelli and his squad left many questions to be answered, and much to be desired...

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  3. Power Ranking the Biggest Underachievers in World Football History

    In football, just as in many sports, fans often reflect and think back to what could have been. What could have been for England in 1986 had ‘God’s’ hand not reached out and tapped the ball beyond Peter Shilton...

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  4. Euro 2012: What to Expect from Italy in Poland and Ukraine

    No wins, a frail defense, a draw against New Zealand and a last-place finish in a group widely perceived as one of the weakest at the tournament...

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  5. World Football: Predicting the Top 10 Players in the World in 2020

    Young footballers have a massive influence on the game, plain and simple. In today's world, players are scouted, signed and trained earlier than ever before...

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  6. UEFA Champions League Final 2012: Bold Predictions and Projections for Showdown

    It's finally here. You've watched all of the games leading up to this moment (hats off to those of you who started following the tournament during the play-in matches), and now the reward is here...

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  7. Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea: What Chelsea Must Do to Dominate Final

    With just one night’s sleep remaining before the biggest club football match on the annual calendar takes place, excitement is high as fans of Chelsea and Bayer Munich envision their beloved club lifting the UEFA Champions League trophy...

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  8. 5 Reasons Fans of Other Sports Must Watch the NHL Playoffs

    Few things in sports are better than playoff hockey. If you are a die-hard fan, you don't need to be convinced of that. If you're a casual viewer or simply looking for something to watch on a night when there are no NBA playoff games, search no more...

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  9. Denver Broncos: One Bold Prediction for Each of 2012's Draft Picks

    As it does every single year, the conclusion of the NFL Draft brings with it a sense of optimism, as each team is hopeful that the players they selected will make an impact once the season kicks off...

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  10. 11 Most Heartbreaking Moments in World Football History

    Football can be very, very cruel. The thrill of victory for one side is always balanced by the agony of defeat for another leaving one set of players crumbled on the pitch while their opponents celebrate wildly...

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  11. Barcelona Transfer Options: 6 Players Barca Will Be Happy to Sell This Summer

    For the first time since manager Pep Guardiola took the reins at the club, Barcelona will finish the season without adding a major honor to its already stacked trophy cabinet—no ...

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  12. Why Brock Lesnar Will Become the Most Hated Man in WWE History

    Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Edge, Randy Orton , Rick Rude, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and so many more. The list of the most hated men—at one point or another—in WWE history ...

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  13. Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid: Preview, Live Stream, Start Time and More

    Real Madrid will lock horns with Athletic Bilbao in midweek action on Wednesday, and the Galacticos will head into the match knowing that three points could potentially be enough to seal their first league title since 2007-08...

    Gianluca Nesci Written by Gianluca Nesci about over 2 years ago 1,838 reads 5 comments

  14. Rayo Vallecano vs. Barcelona: Preview, Live Stream, Start Time and More

    With all of the news and drama that has come out of Camp Nou in the past week, it’s easy to forget that Barcelona still has a season to complete...

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  15. Todd McShay 2012 NFL Mock Draft: Last-Minute Look at Where the Expert Screwed Up

    Every year, NFL analysts provide their best interpretations of how the first round of the draft will break down. It has become one of the many traditions in sports that fans love to see, hear, read, and most of all, criticize...

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  16. Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto: Bold Predictions for Early Rounds

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will bring his 42-0 record into the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 5, 2012, looking to continue his dominance of the sport against Miguel Cotto ...

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  17. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid: Preview, Live Stream, Start Time and More

    El Clasico—the match that so many fans have been waiting to see—is finally upon us as Real Madrid visit Barcelona this Saturday in an attempt to secure the La Liga crown...

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  18. Ranking the NFL's Most Explosive Kick Returners Heading into 2012

    Few things in the NFL are more exciting than watching a player break tackles and race to the end zone while returning a kickoff or punt...

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  19. Manchester City: Why Blues Will Storm to the Premier League Title Next Season

    With the English Premier League (EPL) season coming to a close, it seems that Manchester City will fall just short of winning a title that looked to be firmly in their grasp for much of the season...

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  20. NHL Playoffs: Ryan Suter and 11 Defensive Studs to Watch This Postseason

    Great defensemen are a valued commodity in the NHL , and there are many of them on display right now in the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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  21. Manchester United vs. Aston Villa: Bold Predictions and Analysis of EPL Showdown

    Manchester United will host Aston Villa this Sunday, looking to rebound from a shocking loss against Wigan Athletic that has revitalized the English Premier League title race...

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  22. NHL Playoffs 2012: 4 Teams That Are Already in Trouble

    The NHL postseason is now in full swing, and there are a few teams who may already be in real danger of seeing their season come to an end...

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  23. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: 10 Biggest First-Round Upsets in Postseason History

    With the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs set to get underway tonight, fans will be treated to some very intriguing matchups on the ice...

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  24. 8 Montreal Canadiens Who Won't Be Back Next Season

    The Montreal Canadiens endured one of their worst seasons in recent memory this year, with dismal play on the ice accompanied by bizarre changes to the coaching staff and terrible decisions by the management team...

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  25. 5 Reasons to Believe Tim Tebow Will Be Irrelevant in 2012

    By now, everybody has heard of Tebowmania. The unexpected phenomenon swept the nation last year, and the Denver Broncos quarterback became the most talked about athlete in professional sports...

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