Balling: Miami Heat have chemistry issues, so do the Greeks, and the Pac 12 format is announced

Friday, October 29th, 2010

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The NBA returned as the Celtics beat the Heat before falling to a LeBron-less Cleveland the very next night. LeBron and pals in Miami looked like they could do with some more practice even after winning the next night. Olympiacos may not be striking but they’re feeling the effects in the Euroleague. College Hoops meanwhile [...]

Magners League: International call-ups unbalance the league

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

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This weekend’s Magners League action (and the next two rounds as well) will be heavily affected by the Autumn Internationals that will be taking place over the next few weeks. To explain the fixture schedule, there are four weeks of internationals starting next weekend, a full set of league games this week and the last [...]

College Football Special: Which unbeaten teams will fall?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

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The day before Halloween presents four potential nightmares for the remaining unbeaten teams from BCS conferences. Emmet Ryan breaks down the upset potential of road trips for Oregon, Auburn, Michigan State, and Missouri.
Auburn should break streak of number 1 teams losing
In the last three weeks Alabama, Ohio State, and Oklahoma have all held the top [...]

WWFO: Cam Newton beats LSU on his own

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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We have a special weekend preview of the games facing the four remaining unbeaten teams from BCS conferences this weekend. All four face tough road trips but only one can count on the services of Cam Newton. I struggled for words to describe his performance on Saturday, luckily Verne Lundquist of CBS found the perfect [...]

Greek Basketball strike gives a sporting element to national troubles

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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This is a tale of a fiery strike over pay, physical clashes with riot police, and divisions amongst the workers. All are par for the course with reports about Greece given its current economic troubles but on a Basketball court? Now that’s something different.
A little bit of background
Basketball is rather big in certain parts of [...]

WWFO: A big dose of Shaq

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

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Shaq would like to remind everyone that he’s ready for the NBA season.

The poor man being posterised by the Big Shamrock, or Big Shamroq depending on what floats your boat, is Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets. The Boston Celtics beat the Nets 107-92 in the preseason game. The NBA season begins tonight when [...]

Clijsters set to profit from absence of Williams sisters at WTA Championships

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

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Caroline Wozniacki may be the World number 1 but Emmet Ryan isn’t tipping her to win the  season-ending WTA Championships which begin in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday.
The crown fits but not this week
Caroline Wozniacki more than deserves the World number 1 spot after a stellar season including six titles yet the Dane is not my [...]

WWFO: PSV Eindhoven 10 Feyenoord 0

Monday, October 25th, 2010

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The Eredivisie, the top flight of the Netherlands, has been dominated over the years by three clubs: Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven, and Feyenoord. Other clubs have risen to take titles in recent years but Ajax and PSV remain among the elite. Feyenoord however have taken a step back in the last few seasons. Just how [...]

Weekend Edition: Marathon day, Cal Rugby in danger, and snow angels on a NHL rink

Monday, October 25th, 2010

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It’s a Monday edition of Weekend Edition as there’s a Bank Holiday in Ireland and we needed to fit a bit more in than usual on Sunday. There’s still plenty to talk about including one event that’s under-way on Monday morning.
How you can help on marathon day
By the time most of you read this I [...]

UFC 121: Velasquez shocks the world, Kampmann hard done by, and Hamill looks ordinary

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

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Cain Velasquez withstood an initial charge from Brock Lesnar to take the UFC Heavyweight Championship with a dominant 1st round stoppage.
Velasquez wins with his head
Everyone expected a quick fight but not quite like this. Brock Lesnar came out of the gates charging, a strange tactic for the defending champion. His flurry of knee strikes were [...]