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NBC Throws a Hail Mary to Increase Soccer Viewership

NBC Throws a Hail Mary to Increase Soccer Viewership

The Oxygen Network, best known for such shows as Bad Girls Club and Chasing Maria Menounos, will soon be streaming a live soccer match from the Barclays Premier League in England. Think of it as Chasing Luis Suarez. A single soccer game is already a rarity on American television; a simultaneous..

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Floyd Mayweather Made $14,800 Per Second This Weekend (Again)

How was your weekend? Floyd Mayweather made $14,800 per second, nearly $900,000 per minute and more than $2.5 million per round for his Saturday night boxing match against Marcos Maidana. Oh, and Mayweather also beat Maidana in a unanimous decision to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles and extend his career record to an undefeated 47-0. Mayweathe

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NFL Star Adrian Peterson Deactivated After Indictment in Child Injury Case

District Attorney Brett Ligon said during a press conference that his office is taking the abuse charges "very seriously," adding that the Montgomery County DA office is known for "effective and aggressive" persecution of child-abuse cases.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson flew to Texas

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ESPN Anchor Asks: What Exactly Does the NFL Stand For?

ESPN anchor Hannah Storm told the world on Sunday that she was "genuinely excited" to get to work after the first week of the NFL season — that is, until TMZ released a video last week that showed Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator.

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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.

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5 Questions About Team USA's Preliminary World Cup Roster

The clock is ticking," United States Men's National Team (USMNT) coach Jurgen Klinsmann told reporters during a Monday afternoon conference call. Klinsmann had just done something that seemingly accelerated the hands of time toward their final destination — their only destination, as far as many soccer fans are concerned: The 2014 World Cup in Brazil. SEE ALSO: Landon Donovan

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an France Dodge Dysfunction to Win Group E?

World Cup Preview

But who does what well? Who are the players you need to watch? Who will ultimately flame out early and miss the round of 16? All that (and more!) shall be revealed right here in our 10-minute guide to Group E. The teams (FIFA world ranking in parenthesis) Switzerland (8) France (16) Ecuador (28) Honduras (30) The landscape http://rack.2.mshcdn.com/media/Zg

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Cameroon's players are finally on their way to the World Cup after initially

Cameroon's players are finally on their way to the World Cup after initially refusing to board a flight to Brazil because of a dispute over bonuses. The squad, including former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, refused to fly to South America on Sunday morning. But they eventually agreed a financial package with the nation's football federation after an emergency meeting. The sq

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The Most Beautiful and Helpful World Cup Schedule You'll Find

With 32 teams, group play and the knockout stage, the 2014 World Cup will feature 64 matches taking place in 12 Brazilian cities over a one-month span. That's a lot to keep track of — so please allow us to recommend the most beautiful, helpful and interactive World Cup schedule we've seen on the Interwebs. SEE ALSO: The Definitive World Cup Preview (in Haiku Form) A pr

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This Is What It Feels Like to Score a World Cup Goal

The Landon Donovan-less United States Men's National Team (USMNT) opens its 2014 World Cup on June 16 in a must-win match against Ghana in Natal, Brazil. Soccer's stature is rapidly growing Stateside, and bars across the country will be packed to watch Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore and company do battle. Something a lot of those once-every-four-years American soccer fans won'

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Even Lionel Messi's Opponents Bow Down to Him

Messi and La Abiceleste played a pre-World Cup tuneup match against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday night in Buenos Aires. In the pre-game handshake line, Ataullah Guerra of the visiting side didn't clasp hands with the star — he delivered a full-on bow. Why would one man bow down to another man with whom he was about to compete in a sporting match? Watch this video and it

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World Cup 2014: Qualifying moments

sorts through all the highlights of the World Cup qualifiers, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer. Watch the best goals, the classic matches, the worst gaffes and the strangest moments as 203 teams sought to be amongst the 32 finalists. (NB Please note several of these highlights are only available to view outside the United Kingdom for broadcast rights reasons).

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Ben Crane stays in the lead at weather-delayed St. Jude Classic

Ben Crane went more than 28 hours between competitive shots due to weather delays, and he had a four-stroke lead Saturday when another storm stopped play again at the St. Jude Classic. Crane birdied his first hole and was 13 under overall through six holes at rain-softened TPC Southwind. He opened with rounds of 63 and 65. Troy Merritt, a group ahead of Crane, was at 9 unde