This upcoming World Cup will be sure to guarantee viewers drama that beautiful sport offers every four years.
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With just over one month left before the world’s largest sporting event kicks off, soccer analysts – from professionals to aficionados – have begun to fill out their brackets and dare to predict the winner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. By and large, the following four teams stand out as the strongest and potentially most likely to win (in no particular order):
A closer look at the regular season shows that many of the less predictable moments and performances have been telegraphed for months.
Through four starts, Masahiro Tanaka has been everything that the Yankees could have hoped for. Although some questioned whether Tanaka would be closer to Rangers ace Yu Darvish or former-Red Sox bust Daisuke Matsuzaka, he has quickly shown that he will resemble the former – and potentially be better.
Donald Sterling is an ignoramus, but his remarks will be the catalyst for a more progressive NBA.
Four of Europe’s top clubs remain in the prestigious Champions League, with Atletico Madrid facing Chelsea and Real Madrid facing Bayern Munich. The ‘Road to Lisbon’ so far has proven to be an interesting one, with several twists and turns along the way. With the semifinal matches already under way, here’s what can be expected based on the quarterfinal outcomes:
A rotation of Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Josh Satin at first base will only lead to disaster for the team
After a brutal and potentially debilitating road trip to start the season, the New York Rangers open their campaign at 2-6. The club has rebounded under the tutelage of first year coach Alain Vigneault to secure a first round playoff matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers, finishing second in the Metropolitan Division.
For months, the Northwestern football team has been met with rebuke and confrontation as the students try to unionize and be seen as employees of the college. So how long can a pyramid scheme, like the NCAA, that thrives on the compensation-less hard work and effort of young men and women sustain itself?
After an impressive 11-5 record this season, which included an Atlantic 10 Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament, The Observer caught up with women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Gaitley to talk about life both on and off the court.