Big Saturday Sets Stage in College Football
Brian Cox
Fooball
If you love college football, this Saturday might not be a good day for work or chores. If you love college football, Saturday is one of those days that you look forward to each fall. If you love college football, Saturday is a day to grab a brew or the drink of choice and enjoy the day-long show.
Broncos Prove Their Point Once Again
Brian Cox
Fooball
Broncos Prove Their Point Once Again When the clocks hit 0:00 at FedEx Field last night, there were a small, but a boisterous, contingent of Boise State fans that stood above the thousands of Virginia Tech who sat in stunned silence. Don't mind the Broncos-they get that a lot.
Golden Compass: What direction does USA Basketball go from here?
Brian Cox
NBA
USA Basketball Proves the 'B-Team' does just fine (Getty Images) Over two weeks and several games, this version of the USA basketball set out with a lot of questions and plenty to prove on a quest for their first world championship in 16 years. With top players from the "Redeem Team" that recaptured gold in the Beijing Olympics sitting out for various reasons, the questions were simple:
College Fooball Roundup: 'Bama, Bucks, Sooners Win Big
Brian Cox
Fooball
The proclaimed 'Monster Saturday' has passed and if nothing else, the top teams established themselves over tough opponents in these early tests. Some would argue that the big weekend was a bit of disappointment. Nonetheless, there were great performances to note from Saturday. Here are Game Balls for 'Monster Saturday'
Federer, Djokavic Advance; Wozniacki, Zvonereva do the same.
Brian Cox
Tennis
Stanford looks for its first win in South Bend in 18 years (Getty Images) The last time that Roger Federer faced Robin Soderling, he went down in defeat. This time around, the five-time champ left little to doubt. The second-seeded Federer overcame a slight challenge in the third set to dispatch the No. 5 Soderling in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 in little less than two hours to reach the semis late last night at the U.S. Open.
Venus, Clijsters reaches Women’s Semis; Nadal, Verdasco through to Quarters, Querrey Ousted
Brian Cox
Tennis
Rafa gets through to Quarters (Getty Images) Venus Williams is one step closer to reaching U.S. Open glory. The two-time champion and No. 3 seed reached the semis by defeating French Open champ and No. 6 seed Francesca Schiavone in straight sets. 7-6 (5), 6-4. There were nine breaks of serve in the quarterfinal and Venus had to break Schiavone in the final game to reach victory.
Virginia Tech-Boise State: History Repeats Itself
Brian Cox
Fooball
Tech and Boise might breed some contempt through familiarity When Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer stands on the sideline at FedEx Field for his 22nd season at his alma mater and looks across the field against Boise State (#3 AP, #5 Coaches),
Royal March: Spain Gets Past Germany 1-0, Will Face Dutch in Final
Brian Cox
The Final Score
One thing is for certain: History will be made in Johannesburg on Sunday when FIFA will crown a first-time world champion. Spain did it's best to ensure that. After Spain's 1-0 victory over Germany in Durban yesterday, "La Rojas" will face "Clockwork Orange"
Wade, Bosh to Miami: Lebron Silent, Schedules Presser for Thurs. Night
Brian Cox
The Final Score
ESPN broke reports last night that free agents Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh have both committed to play for the Miami Heat and will announce their agreements at a press conference later today. This gives Miami their main target in retaining Wade and attracting the #3 free-agent on the market to South Florida.
'Final Scoreboard': Netherlands in the Cup Final, Await Germany-Spain Winner
Brian Cox
The Final Score
Stanford looks for its first win in South Bend in 18 years (Getty Images) For the third time in its soccer history, the Dutch are headed to the World Cup final. Midfielder Arjen Robben scored the decisive goal on a fantastic header in the 72nd minute only three minutes after fellow midfielder Wesley Sneijder put his side ahead three minutes prior with a tricky left footed shot outside the box as the Netherlands defeated Uruguay 3-2 in Cape Town to ensure an all-European World Cup final. For the Dutch, it will be their first time that they since they lost in 1978 to Argentina.