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Los Angeles Kings End 45-Year Stanley Cup Drought

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Los Angeles Kings trounced the visiting New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday to win the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup championship, the first ever in the franchise’s 45-year history. The Kings jumped out to an early 3-0 lead during a five-minute power play after Devils’ forward Steve Bernier was ejected from the game for a […]

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Los Angeles Kings One Win Away from Stanley Cup

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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The National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings are one game away from their first Stanley Cup championship in the team’s 45-year history after posting a a 4-0 shutout win over the visiting New Jersey Devils Monday. In the first Stanley Cup finals game held in Los Angeles since 1993, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made 22 […]

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Zambia Celebrates First African Cup

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s national football team has been welcomed home by throngs of jubilant fans after winning the country’s first African Cup of Nations The team arrived at the airport in Lusaka on Monday, where they showed off the prized trophy to thousands of cheering Zambians. Zambia’s team beat Ivory Coast Sunday with a dramatic 8-7 penalty […]

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Zambia Captures First African Cup

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Zambia’s football team has won its first African Cup of Nations after beating tournament favorite Ivory Coast in a dramatic 8-7 penalty shootout. The game Sunday in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, was scoreless after regulation and extra time. The two teams needed 18 kicks in the shootout to decide the match, with Zambia’s Stophira Sunzu scoring […]

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Qualifying Draw Held for 2014 World Cup

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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World football champion Spain has been drawn in the same qualifying group as 2006 runner-up France for the 2014 finals in Brazil. Football’s world governing body FIFA held the preliminary qualifying draw for the next World Cup Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. Spain was the last name drawn in the European qualifying group during the […]

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Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s football team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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Japan Celebrates Women’s World Cup Victory

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s victory in the Women’s World Cup has given the country a welcome break from months of tragedy and stress brought on by the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor meltdown. When Saki Kumagai completed a penalty shootout victory over the United States, bars and clubs across Tokyo exploded with cheers. Jubilant fans, who had […]

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Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s soccer team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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