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Happy Birthday, Juergen Klinsmann!

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 11:02 am (UTC-4)
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Juergen Klinsmann German football great Juergen Klinsmann is celebrating his 47th birthday Saturday as the new head coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati wanted Klinsmann for the job five years ago, but was unable to reach agreement on a contract. Their talks broke down after Klinsmann was […]

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Coffee, Colombia & This Cup Runneth Over

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-4)
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It’s been a busy month for FIFA championship football tournaments. Japan lifted its first FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy on July 17, while one week earlier, on July 10, Mexico’s boys team, playing on home soil, won its second FIFA U-17 world title. And on July 29, the 24-team FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off […]

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The Growth Of U.S. Soccer

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 11:48 am (UTC-4)
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It’s no secret that while soccer is thriving as the world’s most popular sport, here in the USA it’s still trying to gain a foothold at the professional level, where it competes against the more popular National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and National Football League. But in the past few years there’s been considerable […]

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Kobe, Yao & Basketball’s Asian Popularity

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 4:47 pm (UTC-4)
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As I write this, Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant is on a five-city Asian tour that will take him to China, the world’s most populous country, and home to eight-time NBA All-Star Yao Ming. I’m sure Kobe will pay tribute to the Chinese giant, who’s expected to announce his retirement from the NBA […]

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Americans Celebrate Dramatic USA Victory Over Brazil

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 1:32 pm (UTC-4)
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The beauty of international sports is most evident when an entire country unites in support of their national team. These matches can transcend athletics, and become about the pride of a nation and its people.  Six days after the USA celebrated its Fourth of July independence day holiday, the USA’s Women’s World Cup soccer team […]

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Nadal vs. Haye = Class vs. The Crybaby

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 2:32 pm (UTC-4)
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In less than 24 hours, Rafael Nadal and David Haye gave us great examples on the right and wrong way to lose on the highest stages of sport. One, a tennis player from Spain, lost with class and humility. The other, a boxer from England, lost with excuses and boorishness. Just a few minutes after […]

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Homs Agreement: an Achievement for the International Organizations in Syria

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 2:49 pm (UTC-4)
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Published : 6/7/2014 Homs Agreement: an Achievement for the International Organizations in Syria John Kerry, the US secretary of state expressed concern over the Old Homs in his recent meeting with Lakhzar Ibrahimi, the UN representative in Syria (before his recent resignation). Kerry’s forecast was that Homs would fall into the hands of the Syrian […]

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