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2014 World Cup Guide & Predictions: Part 2

June 13, 2014 Front Page, Sports No Comments

worldcup2 Soccer fever is as high as it gets as the 2014 World Cup in Brazil kicks off this Thursday June 12th. The World Cup runs from June 12th until the championship game on July 13th. The first United States match is on June 16th at 7 PM vs. Ghana and all games during the tournament will be televised in the United Stats on ABC & the ESPN networks. This year’s official World Cup song is “We Are One (Ola Ola)” by Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte.

This, the 20th World Cup, could very likely wind up being the most watched worldwide sporting event ever. In part 1 of our preview (click here) we covered groups A-D which included teams like Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Ivory Coast, England, Italy, & others. Now in part 2 of our preview below we give you a look at groups E-H which includes The United States who are in Group G which is considered this year’s “Group of Death” (the name given to the consensus most difficult group at each World Cup). So click through to see the 2nd part of our preview and enjoy this year’s World Cup!

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2014 World Cup Guide & Predictions: Part 1

June 10, 2014 Front Page, Sports 1 Comment

Worldcup1The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil kicks off this Thursday June 12th at 4 PM with the home squad Brazil taking on Croatia. The World Cup runs until the championship game on July 13th. The first United States match will be on June 16th at 7 PM vs. Ghana. All games during the tournament will be televised in the United States on ABC & the ESPN networks.

This is the 20th World Cup and it could wind up being the most watched worldwide sporting event ever. 32 countries from 5 soccer confederations will take part, with 8 groups of 4 teams each during group play. The top 2 teams from each group will then advance to the knockout stage, which is a single elimination bracket format that starts with a round of 16 teams.

Spain is the defending World Cup champion, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in the 2010 World Cup Final. The previous 4 World Cups held in South America were all won by a South American team. Host Brazil is one of the favorites to win it all this year, but how good are they and what are the other teams like in this World Cup? Well, we’ve got you covered. Below is part 1 of our World Cup preview including groups A-D & who we think will advance from the groups. Look for part 2 which features groups E-H (including the U.S.) & our prediction for the World Cup final. Enjoy!

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2014 NBA Finals Preview: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs

June 5, 2014 Front Page, Sports No Comments

NBAFinals The NBA Finals tip-off on Thursday night, and it’s a rematch from last year, featuring the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. This is the first finals rematch since 1998 (where the Bulls beat the Jazz for a second time). Last year the Heat beat the Spurs in 7 games and LeBron James won the MVP. This year the Finals are a bit different, as they are now back to a 2-2-1-1-1 format (first time since 1984), instead of a 2-3-2 format. The Spurs will have home court advantage and the Spurs and Heat split during the regular season with each team winning at home.  The Spurs are 9-1 at home this postseason and Miami is 8-0 at home. Legacies are at stake here as the Spurs are out for revenge and the Heat are seeking a 3-peat, so how do we think will this series end?  Click through to find out!

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Political Quick Hits: May 16th Edition

Here’s your weekly quick look at few developing stories in the political arena:

  • President Obama on Wednesday spoke about the country’s infrastructure, saying that rebuilding America “shouldn’t be a partisan issue.” The President criticized Republicans for not approving money that would replenish the nation’s Highway Trust Fund, which could run out of money later this summer. President Obama said if Congress doesn’t “act by the end of the summer, federal funding for transportation projects will run out. There will be no money, the cupboard will be bare.” The President noted that states are already cutting back on projects due to the uncertainty, and good construction jobs could be lost. America’s highways and bridges along with other important parts of our transportation infrastructure such as railways , are old and in serious need of upgrades and repairs. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives U.S. infrastructure a D+ in terms of condition and performance.

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Political Quick Hits: May 9th Edition

May 9, 2014 Front Page No Comments

Here’s your weekly quick look at few developing stories in the political arena:

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