Defending champs Spain met with an inglorious end, but there are plenty of worthy new champions. (http://marbellamarbella.es/)

After the Group Stage, the field has gotten more open with defending World Cup champion Spain not even making it past two games while in contention. The U.S. held off Portugal to advance despite giving up a game-tying goal against Portugal itself. Costa Rica won a group with three former World Cup winners.

With some big surprises, some of our experts were thrown for a loop. There were plenty of games that led to leads being opened up, but plenty more to come to make up the deficit. But for now, check below for the updated results, and check back Saturday for the Round of 16 picks. Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Group Stage Results »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* Beautiful weekend
* With a name like Brock you have to be good
* NBA Draft coming up

2. World Cup:

* Michael Bradley loses ball and invite to 16 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Bradley Kicks Away America’s Greatest Win (Soccer) »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* Red Sox on west coast – used to love to listen to Ned Martin on the radio
* World Cup America on Sunday – should be fun against an overrated Portugal team
* No playoff hockey – ugh

2. World Cup:

* Its not the amount of diving that astounds me – it’s the amount of times officials give them the call
* Must have been blimey bad in London Thursday
* Don’t you think Landon Donovan is hoping for USA to lose? Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Everybody’s Working For the Weekend »

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Introducing your 2015 Stanley Cup champions…The Boston Bruins. Well at least that is what the odds makers at vegasinsider.com seem to believe.

Not ones to revel in the past, Vegas bookmakers have released their odds for the 2015 Stanley Cup champions a mere three days after the Los Angeles Kings hoisted the vaunted trophy after defeating the New York Rangers in five games.

Well the Bruins aren’t favored outright to win the cup. If Vegas odds makers are right, they will be playing the Chicago Blackhawks in the finals, in which case it’s a coin toss as to who wins. Both Boston and Chicago are currently 8:1 favorites to win the cup. Continue reading Lord Stanley to Return to Boston in 2015, According to Las Vegas »

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The NBA Finals are over. Miami’s three-peat dreams are dashed, and San Antonio has crushed Miami in five games for some well-earned revenge. Even those who predicted San Antonio as champions didn’t see such a dominant performance coming. And instead of speaking about nothing, Coach Gregg Popovich answered two post-Game 5 questions on the floor with a total of five words; won’t it be great if that catches on?

With such a surprise performance, guessing the winner of the series was the only way to gain points in our Pick ‘Em’s final round. But it was worth four points to do so, which meant plenty. And on that note, the winner of the 2014 NBA Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: NBA Finals Results »

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1. Cliff Notes:

* Amazing Weekend for Sports – College World Series, World Cup, NBA Finals (who cares), NHL Stanley Cup, US Open,
* The only difference between Stephen Drew & Scott Boras and Bonnie & Clyde – direct deposit

2. World Cup:

* Early dive by Brazil and awarded penalty kick is the last thing soccer needed
* Why aren’t they reviewing diving after the game and awarding Yellow Cards post game?
* Klinsmann is Glum from Gulliver’s Travels or Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh
* They are telling travelers – if you are getting robbed just hand them what they want – no one is coming to help Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Great Sports Weekend »

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The Stanley Cup Finals are over, and the Kings are the World Champions for the second time in three seasons. And what better way to clinch it than with a double overtime comeback? And that made three overtime games of five in the Finals, two of which were double overtime. Justin Williams skated off with the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoffs MVP, after getting nine goals and sixteen assists through all four rounds.

With many of experts picking the Kings to win, there wasn’t much room for improvement. But it was close, with four possible winners coming into the round. So what did it all mean for our contest? Without further ado, the winner of the 2014 NHL Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: Stanley Cup Results »

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