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PWA Denmark 2014 – Video Super Session

Marcilio Browne wins the super session on the first day of the Kia Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller.

Ranking the Top 10 Centre-Backs in Serie A

Perhaps more than anything else, Italian football is associated with defense. Birthplace of the legendary catenaccio, Italy excelled at grinding out victories, using their near-impenetrable system to win multiple World Cups. That defensive...Show More Summary

Mesut Ozil Gets Lowest Possible Rating After Arsenal Lose to Borussia Dortmund

It was a miserable night for Arsenal as they opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. The Gunners had three of Germany's World Cup winners in their side but it was a miserable return to their home...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose's Long Journey Back to Superstardom Is Only Just the Beginning

For Derrick Rose, winning a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball came with a silver lining—and not the good kind, either. Following a strong training camp that had even Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski declaring the...Show More Summary

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 3

For the second-straight week Microsoft's Cortana — the virtual assistant that correctly predicted 15 of 16 World Cup knockout stage games — went 10-6 in its NFL picks. Cortana now has a 20-12 record on the year. For comparison, Las Vegas favorites are 18-14 overall and Nate Silver's ELO model is 19-13. Show More Summary

Serbia is taking losing to Team USA at the FIBA World Cup really, really well

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

When the United States won the FIBA World Cup, most of the population answered with a shrug. Still others answered with calls to end Team USA’s participation altogether. Think about it: Did you high-five anyone upon hearing the news? Exactly. Well, what America missed out on in terms having an excuse to celebrate, Serbia, Team […]

Raptors star DeMar DeRozan buys sports court estate in Tarzana

18 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If DeMar DeRozan needs a spot to hang his gold medal from the Basketball World Cup, the USA Basketball star has plenty of options to choose from. The former USC Trojans player and Toronto Raptors wing recently purchased a large estate in Tarzana for slightly over $3.75 million.

FIFA temporarily ousts a member of its financial monitoring panel over corruption

18 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

FIFA critics, don’t get too excited. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not been impeached over allegations of corruption related to Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid. In fact, FIFA’s Tuesday decision to temporarily relieve a member of the soccer governing body’s financial monitoring panel has nothing to do with Qatar or Russia or even soccer at […]

Kyrie Irving Talks Collecting Sneakers, the FIBA World Cup and More

The last 12 months of Kyrie Irving’s life have been a roller coaster ride. Coming off his best season, the former Number One pick and Rookie of the Year went through a year of disappointments and criticism. This summer, fortunately, … Kyrie Irving Talks Collecting Sneakers, the FIBA World Cup and More is a post by staff on Highsnobiety.

Serbia Fans Wildly Celebrate Silver Medal at FIBA Basketball World Cup (VIDEO)

Team USA’s gold medal triumph at the FIBA Basketball World Cup was met mostly with yawns and mild disdain. Things played out differently for the runner-up Serbians back home. Thousands […] The post Serbia Fans Wildly Celebrate Silver Medal at FIBA Basketball World Cup (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Science gets social

If you like your science with a cup of coffee, a pint of beer or a raucous crowd, these events may be for you. With an explosion of informal science events popping up around the world, it’s easier than ever to find ways to connect with...Show More Summary

Qatar's $45 Billion Plan to Build a Brand New City for the World Cup

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Qatar, the 2022 host of the World Cup, is not a large country, with a population just over 2.1 million. So to prepare for the millions who'll descend on the country eight years from now, it's going to great lengths—including building an entire new city from scratch. Read more...

Serbian Basketball Fans Go Buck Wild Over FIBA Silver Medal

22 hours agoSports : Deadspin

There's a decent chance that you didn't even know that the United States defeated Serbia in the gold-medal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday, because not many people give much of a shit about the FIBA World Cup. You know who does give a shit about it, though? Serbians. They give a lot of a shit about it. Read more...

Lukas Podolski and Kevin Grosskreutz bet on Dortmund v Arsenal, winner get a kebab [Bild]

The Borussia Dortmund versus Arsenal match in the Champions League on Tuesday has been spiced up by a side bet between Lukas Podolski and Kevin Grosskreutz. Bild have spoken to the Gunners World Cup winner before the game in Germany, and the Arsenal forward has revealed he has a bet for a kebab with his international colleague. […]

Video: Best plays from 2014 World Cup

Enjoy this FIBA video of the best plays from the 2014 World Cup tournament:

America Rules at Hoops! Top Moments From the Basketball World Cup

The FIBA Basketball World Cup came and went quietly, and hoop-heads' big dreams for an epic gold-medal showdown proved to be nothing but wishful thinking Host Spain went out in the quarterfinals, which thwarted the final match-up against America everyone anticipated. Show More Summary

Fran Fraschilla said he could have scored on James Harden

James Harden’s defense is notorious as being as laughably bad as the worst primetime network sitcom.  Basically, James Harden’s defense is the Cavemen of basketball.  During the FIBA World Cup, which the USA won easily amidst a lot of worrying that they wouldn’t, Harden was able to take his defense to the international stage. Show More Summary

ESPN FC panel debate which has better teams between the World Cup & Champions League [Video]

The lads over at ESPN FC had a debate recently that provoked some really interesting questions. It centered around which competition had the better teams between the World Cup and Champions League, an argument which split the panel, including Gab Marcotti and Shaka Hislop, down the middle. Depending on which angle you look at it […]

What We Learned About Each Member of Team USA Following FIBA Gold Medal Run

If Team USA’s colossal 129-92 win over Serbia in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup gold-medal game taught us anything, it’s that basketball’s global reach has yet to spawn a serious challenger to the hoops throne. Try as countries might,...Show More Summary

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