Archive for May, 2011

 

By Will Robinson

 

The 2011 NBA Finals are kicking off tonight with the Dallas Mavericks tipping off in Miami against the Heat. Even though barely any players from the 2006 Finals remain, this will be considered a rematch of the controversial series. Here is a position by position breakdown for the starters, as well as looking at the bench as a whole, along with my final prediction of how the series will turn out.

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By Evan Ream

 

Mohamed Al-Deayea of Saudi Arabia holds the record for the most international caps with 178. Next comes Claudio Suarez of Mexico who has 177. Cobi Jones is the highest American cap-earner with 164, good for seventh place. Landon Donovan currently sits in a tie for thirtieth place with 130 caps. Landon is 29.

 

Right now, Landon Donovan is in the prime of his career. He is MLS’s leading goal scorer with eight goals in eleven games. Landon’s career has been like clockwork; he has made 130 appearances for the national team in 12 years while never suffering a major injury or a complete loss of form (oh wait 2006 actually DID happen). Donovan has been chugging along: as consistent as ever for three World Cup Cycles now. The question is: what will his numbers look like when he is done playing? Can Landon be the first ever men’s player to earn 200 caps? Using the blueprint from the last World Cup Cycle (in each different year in a World Cup cycle, you can expect a similar number of games to be played), let’s take a look:

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By Brent Pella

 

It’s been years since basketball was as exciting as it has been the past two months; Derrick Rose received a much-deserved MVP award and the Kings are staying in Sacramento.

 

Then the Lakers were swept, and the Bulls seemed to be charging toward an NBA championship appearance as if it were a red cape. All that stood in their way was a series against the Heat.

 

But then Miami remembered who was on its team.

 

The Heat have been hated, booed, criticized, and underrated all season. Yet as I write this article, just hours after the Eastern Conference Championship has been played, our perspective on the Heat is subject to dramatic change.

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Current Year’s Record
Evan: 40-57
Kyle: 45-52
Nick: 34-63
Will: 39-58

 
PHI at TFC
NY at VAN Chivas at CLB LA at NE SJ at CHI FCD at HOU SKC at COL SEA at RSL
Evan
PHI
NY DRAW LA DRAW FCD COL RSL
Kyle
DRAW NY Chivas LA DRAW DRAW COL RSL
Nick
PHI NY CLB LA SJ HOU COL RSL
Will
PHI NY DRAW LA SJ FCD COL DRAW
  DCU at POR VAN at Chivas            
Evan POR Chivas            
Kyle POR Chivas            
Nick POR VAN            
Will POR Chivas            

 

By Kyle Mohr

San Jose:

 

Lenhart       Wondolowski

 

Johnson     Ring     Stephenson      Gjertsen

 

Convey      McDonald    Hernandez      Leitch

 

Busch

Columbus: 

 

Renteria

 

Rogers           Duka         Gaven

 

Burns          Rusmir

 

Balchan      Marshall       James       Miranda

 

Hesmer

Review of San Jose vs. Columbus:

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By Will Robinson

Last night, I checked out the Western Conference Finals. Oklahoma City completely owned the first 43 minutes of the game, up 15, looking like they would assuredly have another game on their home court, possibly to win the series and book their first trip to the NBA Finals since they were in Seattle (sorry, Sonics fans). But they couldn’t do it.

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By Evan Ream

USA’s 2011 Gold Cup roster, along with the roster for the game against Spain, was announced today. All the usual faces such as Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey are on the list, but there were a few surprises. Here is the Roster in numerical order:

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