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Football, Latest / 29.06.2016

The UEFA European Championships in France are hardly even two weeks old, and the tournament has already been marred by fan riots that have not been seen to this extent since the 1998 World Cup, which was also held in France. At the centre of the violence stood the England/Russia match in Marseille where English, local Marseille ultras, and Russian hooligans wrote a dark chapter in Euro Finals history. Time will tell how much blame will be assigned to each party for what happened on the streets of...

Latest, NFL, Opinion, Starred / 24.05.2016

Can Analytics Really Be The Answer To The Impossible Riddle, Making The Cleveland Browns Relevant Again? The Cleveland Browns raised more than a few eyebrows across the collective football world in January when they announced the hiring of longtime baseball executive Paul DePodesta as their new chief strategy officer. If you've followed baseball at all over the past couple of decades, you might be familiar with the name Paul DePodesta. He was one of the men who helped Billy Beane craft his Oakland A's in the early 2000’s and usher...

Baseball, Other / 25.06.2015

Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offence to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship years, even if they may not have looked like traditional powerhouses. They’ve relied on a balanced offence full of solid hitters to score runs. They may have lacked superstar names, but the...

NFL / 25.06.2015

Every year NFL training camps precede the regular season. It’s a wonderful time of the year when every single team is fully committed to winning and bettering themselves and every single fanbase is able to convince themselves that they are playoff bound. Every team’s weaknesses can be masked, while every team’s strengths will allow them to take advantage of their opponent on a weekly basis. The most glorious parts of training camps, and maybe preseason as a whole, are the coaching soundbites that fill the airwaves and clutter our tv...

Soccer, Starred / 25.06.2015

As the year round sports calendar carries on, the football world has turned its attention to the international stage, focusing on the myriad of tournaments currently in progress or recently finished. These tournaments range from the Women’s World Cup to the Copa America and many youth tournaments. While the Women’s World Cup and Copa America may control most of the attention, the youth tournaments are starting to receive more recognition than in the past. While the focus of international football is undoubtedly centered on senior international teams, the importance...