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2010 World Cup Review: The Group Stages

Well, the first round of the World Cup has been an exciting one, especially for all you USA fans out there. A mixture of excitement and disappointment was felt throughout South Africa, but as some teams look forward to the knockout round, others get to sit back and think about what went wrong. Here are […]

An Early World Cup Run Down

The World Cup isn’t even a week old, but now is a perfect time to see how the world’s biggest sports event has been going. There have been some surprises, and some expected results. From the defending world champions in action, to the much-hyped U.S. vs. England, to the host nation South Africa kicking things […]

Questionable Referee to Call USA/England Game

Saturday’s game between England and the U.S.A. is already chock full storylines. It’s a rematch of the 1950 stunner when the U.S. pulled out a 1-0 win over the Brits in Brazil. England is sending arguably their most talented team ever to the tournament. Expectations are sky high across the pond so you know they’ve […]

SoB 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Power Rankings: Men’s Quarterfinals

With the quarterfinal bracket for the men’s hockey tournament in Vancouver set (and preempting our usual NHL Power Rankings), SoB’s bi-weekly power ranking for hockey will instead cover the eight teams that have made it to the quarterfinals. Since every team is being ranked, a first place vote earns seven points, a second place vote […]

U.S. Hockey Team Knocks Off Norway, 6-1

The U.S. Olympic men’s hockey squad was able to pull away from the Norwegians with three third period goals Thursday in Vancouver, giving them a convincing 6-1 win and second straight victory, heading into Sunday’s big matchup with the gold medal favorite Canadians. Former Bruin Phil Kessel and former B.U. grad Chris Drury both netted […]

Gold is the Goal: Olympic Men’s Hockey Preview

Beginning Tuesday, the world’s greatest hockey players will convene in Vancouver, British Columbia for the 2010 Winter Olympics. A dozen teams, featuring the best pucksters from around the globe, all vying for Olympic gold. For true hockey fans, does it get any better than this? But what can we expect to see over the 13-day […]