Roger Federer Faces Golden Opportunity at U.S. Open

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With defending champion Rafael Nadal announcing Monday that he was withdrawing from the 2014 U.S. Open due to a wrist injury, Roger Federer now appears to have his best shot at winning a Grand Slam title since his Wimbledon triumph in 2012.

David Wilson to focus on triple jump after NFL retirement

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One of the saddest stories of the 2014 NFL preseason was the forced retirement of New York Giants running back David Wilson. The 23-year-old had to hang up his cleats after re-injuring his neck during training camp. Well, now Wilson has his eyes on a new career and he’s still going to try and be an athlete.

Soccer is alive and well in the United States

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It’s often said that Americans only care about soccer if the US national team is playing, but my visit to Indianapolis with my dad to see the Indy Eleven proved otherwise.

Video: Highlights from Germany’s beat down of Brazil with no defense makes a lot more sense

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We have all been ranting about Germany’s epic 7-1 beat down of Brazil in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup. Personally I’ve been scrambling for an explanation for the past two days for why the host country fell apart in such epic fashion. But I may have figured out real reason.

‘Every Street United’ Features Sick Soccer Skill From Around the Globe

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Content Sponsored by AT&T Here are my two favorite elements of the World Cup: The entire globe comes together for one sporting event The incredible skill of the world’s best soccer players is on the display So how about if we combine the two into one fun feature? The XBOX show Every Street United does […]

UFC 176 Canceled after injury to Jose Aldo

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UFC 176 was set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 2, but on Tuesday the company was forced to cancel the event. Thanks to an injury to featherweight champion Jose Aldo, the UFC couldn’t replace the main event on such short notice and decided to cut its losses. It is the second time Zuffa (which owns the organization) has been forced to cancel a major event on short notice.

Ángel Cabrera Wins First Non-Major PGA Tour Event

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Ángel Cabrera’s PGA Tour career has been something of a statistical anomaly.

Let the Crowd, and Not a Hired Performer, Sing the National Anthem

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Yesterday, while Americans celebrated the 238th anniversary of our independence, hundreds of millions of people elsewhere in the world (and here too) celebrated the beginning of quarterfinal play at the FIFA World Cup. After a three-day break the world’s biggest sporting event resumed at Noon Eastern with the national anthems of France and Germany.

Tim Howard Saves His Best For (Possibly) Last

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In what was potentially his final game with the U.S. men’s national team, Tim Howard had the best performance of his illustrious career.

Luis Suarez Bites Off More Than He Can Chew

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After Luis Suarez’s latest episode at the 2014 World Cup, expect soccer’s governing body to massively bite back.

Portugal’s Late-Equalizer a Win for American Soccer Hater

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The United States Men’s National Soccer Team was seconds away from seeing through a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Portugal. The U.S. was poised to secure a berth into the round of 16 with a game to spare, while temporarily silencing many critics in their own country.

Then Cristiano Ronaldo, playing at far less than 100 percent, made one last frantic rush down the right flank. His crossing pass to Silvestre Varela was perfect and led to a walk-off tying goal for the Portuguese.

For neutral soccer fans worldwide, it was a celebration of one of the best matches of the 2014 World Cup. There were talking points and momentum swings on both sides.

But the end result provided American Soccer Hater with ammunition.

What Needs to Happen for the USA to Advance to the World Cup Knockout Round?

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After two World Cup matches the USA is in second place in Group G and is tied with first place Germany on points. The Americans are in a better place than most experts expected them to be in at this point, and they control their own destiny going forward. But the US is not yet guaranteed passage into the knockout rounds. With that in mind, here is a look at all of the scenarios that could put the United States into the Round of 16.

Get to Know Ghana, US Soccer’s First World Cup Opponent

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Ghana is the first opponent for the United States at the 2014 World Cup. Here’s a quick primer on the country and its soccer/football team.

California Chrome pushes limits in quest for immortality

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In an effort to milk the possible event as much as humanly (or equine-ly) possible, the post time for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes has been delayed until 6:52 p.m.

Will California Chrome be gold, or dust by 6:55?

25 Years Ago Michael Chang Ushered in a Golden Age of American Men’s Tennis at the French Open

Michael Chang holding the 1989 French Open trophy. (Photo from Sports Illustrated)

Twenty-five years ago a 17-year-old named Michael Chang won the French Open and changed tennis forever.