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Clint, Kobe Kindred Spirits

Meet Clint Dempsey, a 29-year-old United States national team forward and arguably the most talented field player American soccer has ever produced. Dempsey is currently the third leading scorer of all time for the men’s national team, and he expects to continue to rise up the ranks as the face[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments Sports

Falcons Likely to Remain Unbeaten But Falter Late

The Atlanta Falcons muscled out a 19-13 win over the reeling Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night to remain the NFL’s only undefeated team at 8-0. Atlanta’s unblemished record at the halfway point of the season marks the best start in franchise history, and the Falcons are expected to clinch a[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Sports

Rams to London Logical Next Step for Kroenke

American real estate magnate and sports capitalist Stan Kroenke had a lot on his plate this weekend: The owner of five major sports teams has to constantly battle jet lag, sleep deprivation and media attention. Kroenke, who controls Arsenal as well as the St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche,[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Rose Addition Boosts ESPN In Competition With TNT

With the NBA season about to begin, ESPN and ABC unveiled their new studio team last week. Former Laker great Magic Johnson and longtime analyst Mike Wilbon will return alongside popular Bill Simmons. Despite Simmons’ reputation as a zealous fan and critic, the group still lacked something. In order to[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Holden’s Woes Weigh on America

The United States men’s national team has struggled recently, and despite reaching the Hexagonal — the final stage in World Cup qualifying — there is one key performer whose availability for his country would be a definite game changer. Scottish-American Stuart Holden, 27, is one of Major League Soccer’s most[Read More…]

by October 18, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

New Orleans Still Marching On

On Sunday night, a capacity crowd packed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to watch Saints quarterback Drew Brees break Johnny Unitas’ longstanding record of 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Among those watching was Brees’ head coach, mentor and best friend, Sean Payton. Payton is currently serving a[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

The Brazilian Name Game

Last Wednesday, club soccer powerhouses Chelsea and Juventus played to a 2-2 draw in the opening game of this year’s UEFA Champions League group stages. The game was marked by stiff play, trademark Italian soccer resilience and one insane goal that had tweeters across the globe hashtagging “SportsCenterTop10” left and[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 0 comments Sports

NFL Kickers Grab Limelight With Mistakes

When I happened upon the final 90 seconds of Sunday afternoon’s game between Washington and St. Louis, I saw the Redskins’ desperate comeback end on the “shank of all shanks” by kicker Billy Cundiff. The attempt was from improbable range — 62 yards — and made by a kicker not[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Sports

Jeter Deserves Benefit of the Doubt

Very few players in sports history have earned the title “iconic.” Derek Jeter, current New York Yankees shortstop and 13-time MLB All-Star, is one of those players. Jeter is iconic to the city of New York, the biggest and brightest sports market in the world. He’s iconic to every player[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments Sports

Americans Lag Behind World’s Elite Teams

The No. 33 squad in the FIFA World Rankings, the U.S. men’s soccer team will take on Jamaica today in the third of its six semifinal-round World Cup qualifying matches. Some have dubbed the team’s low ranking undeserved, while others have argued that it’s just right. Right or not, the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments Sports