Champions League Reactions: Quarterfinals Second Leg

This year’s Champions League quarterfinals didn’t disappoint as far as drama is concerned, and I’m definitely looking forward to the semifinals in a couple weeks. Short intro today, simply because I’m too excited and want to talk about the matches. Juventus 1-2 AFC Ajax (2-3 agg.) TNT didn’t listen to me (I wonder why), so...

Women’s Soccer in Spain

Soccer in Spain is a religion. Kids grow up playing and watching it. There is not a single person who has not played at school. It is Spain’s way of life. Nevertheless, until recently, Spain had never enjoyed major success in men’s national team competitions. Spain had qualified for both  World Cups and European Championships,...

and NBA Playoff Predictions

The NBA playoffs are finally upon us and, with them, many of our most burning questions will be answered. Can anyone challenge the Warriors out West? Who will emerge out of the power vacuum left by LeBron in the East? Can teams like the Raptors and Thunder finally discard their reputations of playoff ineptitude? How...

Champions League Reactions: Quartefinals First Leg

Here’s where the games start to really be entertaining, or at least they should be. Here’s where legacies can be augmented or torn down. The big teams start to feel the pressure now, and with only a week until the second leg, they don’t have a lot of time to recover from injuries or make...

Your Mood by Jon Rothstein Tweets

By now, if you have an ear to the world of college basketball, it’s pretty likely that you’ve seen Jon Rothstein. And by seen, I mean you’ve seen his ubiquitous mug in all its glory. Rothstein, a frequent contributor to CBS’ NCAA College Basketball coverage, has earned great renown not for his insights on the...

, , and The Voice’s Hockey Experts’ Round 1 Predictions

Tampa Bay – Columbus (Will) The Columbus Blue Jackets are surging at just the right time, having won seven of their last eight to sneak into the playoffs ahead of the Montreal Canadiens. Their prize for living to see another day? A date with the Tampa Bay Lightning, winners of 62 regular season games, Presidents’...

Halftime Sports

NFL Parity thanks to free agency

NFL Parity thanks to free agency

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03/20/2014

March is typically a month reserved for basketball hype; NBA playoffs loom and the NCAA tournament begins. However, unbeknownst to many people, NFL free agents are trying to find employement. Free agency plays a huge role in preserving the “any given Sunday” parity that seems to exist in the NFL, which is one of the…

Borowitz Repor: Philly looks to the future

Borowitz Repor: Philly looks to the future

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03/20/2014

When the Philadelphia 76ers started the season on a stunning winning streak, the basketball world took notice. Philadelphia began with a remarkable come-from-behind victory over the defending champion Miami Heat, led by a performance from rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who looked like a seasoned veteran for much of the contest. Experts began talking about Philadelphia as…

Brazil 2014 Team Preview: Spain

Brazil 2014 Team Preview: Spain

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03/19/2014

As Brazil 2014 fast approaches, Halftime thought it might be prudent to take a look at each of the 32 teams participating in the World Cup and assess possible lineups and chances of winning the tournament. Just to catch your interest in this first installment, we thought we’d preview the defending world and European champions,…

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Bill Russell

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02/25/2014

As players and fans alike packed into Smoothie King Center for the 2014 NBA all-star game, the festivities paused for just a few moments to celebrate one man’s 80th birthday. At the end of the first quarter, everyone in the stadium, sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to a man whose name is synonymous with the finals’ MVP…

Rise and Fire: Biathlon: the great unknown

Rise and Fire: Biathlon: the great unknown

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02/13/2014

This is a column written for the Georgetown Voice. It can be found on their website here. I can’t ski. My trips down most beginner-level mountains involve more time spent facedown in the snow than time spent actually moving. I also cannot shoot a gun. I blame my suburban lifestyle and dislike of loud noises…

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart

Inside the Mind of Marcus Smart

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02/13/2014

Once again, basketball lives on as a sport of unpredictable and explosive emotions. During OSU’s game against Texas Tech last Saturday, Marcus Smart seemed to channel the aggression of Ron Artest, when he shoved a Texas Tech fan with 6.2 seconds left in the game. The Oklahoma State player claims to have reacted as a…

Snowboard Slopestyle Too Dangerous?

Snowboard Slopestyle Too Dangerous?

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02/13/2014

  When one of the best snowboarder of all time drops out of an Olympic event because he is worried about making it through the course without injuring himself, it may be time to consider that there is a problem. Shaun White recently released a statement explaining that he would not be competing in Sochi’s…

Tank Ranks: Philly in front… er… behind

Tank Ranks: Philly in front… er… behind

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02/13/2014

As the year’s tankers zoom in on Joel Embiid as the likely number one pick in the draft, three particularly bad teams in the eastern conference find themselves at an important crossroads. Since Cleveland fired Chris Grant, their general manager, the Cavaliers have been forced to correct mid-course, requiring them to make major decisions about…

Beanpot Hockey 2014

Beanpot Hockey 2014

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02/11/2014

For the first two Mondays of every February, college hockey takes over the city of Boston.  Northeastern, Harvard, Boston College and Boston University play against each other for the Beanpot, the trophy granting college hockey supremacy in the city of Boston.  Imagine Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest playing each other in a yearly…

A Lakers Eulogy

A Lakers Eulogy

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02/06/2014

Being a Lakers fan used to be a lot of fun. Following the team into the playoffs year after year; watching Kobe light up the stage by making shots that I could have sworn were physically impossible; and studying the ways of Zen-master Phil Jackson all made being a fan of the Purple and Gold…


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