Category: World Cup 2014
(Published on June 27, 2014, by The Oregonian, Newark Star-Ledger, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Cleveland Plain-Dealer and other Advance newspapers) This is why you love sports. That one play. The one moment of transcendent athletic brilliance that you’ll remember your whole life. Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 1988 World Series. Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beater against Kentucky. […]
(Published on June 17 by The Oregonian, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Newark Star-Ledger, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, and other Advance publications) For those people who bemoan soccer’s perceived lack of scoring, we bring you the new legend of Guillermo Ochoa. The Fortress of Fortaleza, the Great Wall of Mexico, the Six-Fingered Man — call him what you will. He […]
Soccer is not everything in Brazil. It’s just the biggest thing.