1. Liverpool Receive Favorable Draw in Europa League

    Today in the draw for the Europa League Round of 32, Liverpool was matched against Romanian club Unirea Urziceni. The Romanian Liga 1 winners from 2008-09, Urziceni gained eight points in the ...

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  2. Is Group G The "Group Of Death?" Let the Numbers Decide

    The draw is over. The analysts are spinning their wheels. Which is in the easiest group? Which is the group of death? Some have declared Group G as the group of death...

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  3. Arsenal & Tottenham Hold Key to Liverpool & Man U Title Hopes

    After Liverpool's draw at home against Arsenal on Tuesday and Man U's victory over Portsmouth yesterday, the title is the Red Devils' to lose...

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  4. Champions League Draw Preview

    The group stage is over and the draw speculation has begun: Is it better to have won the group or been the runner-up? Is Real Madrid a good draw amidst all the transition they've had, ...

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  5. Liverpool FC: Right Where They Need To Be

    Some Liverpool supporters are boldly declaring: "This is our year!" Other Reds fans, afraid of jinxing their chances, won't say Premier League and Title in the same sentence...

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  6. USA Lose Water Polo Gold to Hungary; Silver Medal Still a Victory

    No one expected the U.S. men's water polo team, ranked ninth in the world, to win their group in preliminary play. It surely wasn't expected that they would defeat Serbia in the semi-finals, ...

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  7. Serbia and Montenegro Play for Water Polo Bronze as Montenegro and Serbia

    In 1991, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began to disband during a series of violent wars. Croatia, which would become a water polo super power, became an independent state ...

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  8. U.S. Women Lose Water Polo Gold to Netherlands

    With 26 seconds left in the match and her team tied at eight with the United States, the Netherlands' Danielle de Bruijn scored her seventh goal in the gold medal match. The last two U...

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  9. Montenegro Advances Past Croatia and into Water Polo's Final Four

    Croatia came into today's quarterfinal match as the top ranked men's water polo team in the world. Montenegro entered as European champions and first-time Olympic competitors...

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  10. Women's Water Polo: Late Goal Propels Team USA into Finals

    With one minute left in the match against archrivals Australia, U.S. women's water polo captain Brenda Villa scored to put her team ahead by one and a step closer to the gold medal game...

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  11. Women's Water Polo: Italy Ties U.S. With Late Goal

    Today the world champion U.S. women's water polo team took on the Olympic champion Italians at the Yingdong Natatorium in a Group A preliminary match. Italy came on strong and scored two goals in the first period...

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  12. Kayaker Wins First Medal Ever for Togo; Critics Remain

    By the time Benjamin Boukpeti took his first stroke into the whitewater in the men's K-1 Kayak final, he had already captured the hearts of the fans at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park...

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  13. Olympic Spirit Calls for Fans to Respect the "Peculiar Sports"

    On a vacation home from college, I had decided to attend a water polo match to see my high school Alma Mater play. I was currently playing water polo at my university, but had played summer ...

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  14. Women's Water Polo: USA Edges China in Shootout

    The heavily favored U.S. Women's Water Polo team came into yesterday's preliminary match as current World Champions, and looking to start the long road to the Gold Medal game...

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  15. Men's Water Polo: Azevedo Leads USA Past China

    While most eyes were focused on the China vs. U.S match-up on the basketball court, Yingdong Natatorium prepared for the same match-up in the pool. Seventh-place finishers from the 2004 Olympics, the U...

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  16. Men's Basketball: USA Tops China by 31

    The United States/China basketball match-up in the Group B prelims was one of the most anticipated events of the Beijing Olympics...

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  17. MLS: Let's Get Some Originality

    I don't want to complain. Major League Soccer has plenty of things going well for them right now. Their all-stars just defeated another EPL club. The popularity of soccer in America is growing...

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  18. EPL Fantasy Football: Tips On Winning

    So you're ready for the upcoming premier season, and you're already scouting out whom you're going to pick for your fantasy team...

    John Houmes Written by John Houmes about almost 6 years ago 11,873 reads 5 comments

  19. Euro 2008: Round One Wrap-Up

    Things are far from being determined in each of the groups in the Euro 2008 tournament. Rankings will change, and it is no time for leading teams to get arrogant...

    John Houmes Written by John Houmes about 6 years ago 364 reads 1 comments

  20. UEFA Bans FC Porto From Champions League

    The eyes of the Portuguese have been focused on their national side, with the European tournament right around the corner. But the Portuguese club champs, FC Porto, have managed to steal some headlines today...

    John Houmes Written by John Houmes about 6 years ago 969 reads 9 comments

  21. European Football... Its Time for a Salary Cap—Part 3

    We can quit holding our breath (not really) now that Manchester City's Asian tour is over and the European season has largely come to a close. Our eyes now turn to summer transfers, where the market promises to be footloose and fancy free...

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  22. European Football... Its Time for a Salary Cap—Part Two

    As I've been watching the Premier League archives recently, I've grown frustrated. Don't get me wrong. I love watching great matches from the '90s and earlier this decade. What frustrates me is that I don't see anything new...

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  23. European Football... Its Time for a Salary Cap—Part One

    In 1994, the National Football League (American Football) introduced a hard salary cap limiting the amount of money each team could spend on players...

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  24. Liverpool: Memories From This Season

    Liverpool supporters have many highs and lows to reflect on from this season. Here are 21 memories, listed in chronological order that I will think of when I remember the 2007-2008 ...

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  25. John Arne Riise: You'll Never Walk Alone

    Three minutes and forty seconds into the four minutes of injury time at the end of the match, Anfield erupted into the chorus of You'll Never Walk Alone...

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