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He's the ultimate defender! Or goal-keeper. His face can stop any attack. Meet Scott Sterling, the guy with the most precious nose in the world!

Some stirring examples )
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...here's something even dedicated students of the game may not fully appreciate: There's very little actual football in a football game. According to a Wall Street Journal study of four recent broadcasts, and similar estimates by researchers, the average amount of time the ball is in play on the field during an NFL game is about 11 minutes.

And which sport requires the most running?

...if someday you find yourself betting on an inter-sport half-marathon, the smart money is on the soccer player. Those guys have some serious endurance chops. In contrast, I guess we know why baseball is the American pastime. Whatever, pass the Pringles.
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From the ongoing Rugby World Cup...


Ouch.....

Nov. 28th, 2014 09:00 pm
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Phillip Hughes dead: Australian cricketer dies after bouncer at SCG

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball while playing in a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Springboks heap more misery on England

South Africa withstood a second-half fightback from England to win 31-28 at Twickenham this morning, extending the Springboks' unbeaten run over the host to 12 games.

W00t!

Nov. 4th, 2014 07:06 pm
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All Blacks dish out rugby lesson to USA

United States of America 6 - 74 New Zealand

The All Blacks went on a romp under the Chicago sun to beat United States 74-6 in their historic Test at Soldier Field. In the first rugby international played at an NFL venue, a sold-out crowd of 61,500 witnessed the world champion New Zealanders teach the 18th-ranked Eagles a lesson in all aspects of the game.
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Football team sponsored by Pornhub is banned from league

The Rutherford Raiders of Kent University initially put the logo of the X-rated website on their shirts as a joke - then the website offered to sponsor them for real


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Bravo Oranje for winning this one, but still... hats down to the Socceroos! And this... this was amazing...

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If this is how the World Cup is going to proceed, I may as well revert to watching rugby union tests now.
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We often hear a complaint from various US-sports fans that "soccer" is too boring because you could watch a game for an hour and a half without anyone scoring.

Well, the Olympic ice hockey semi-final has just ended, and Canada and USA spent the last couple of hours chasing a puck, ultimately scoring a total of... wait for it... ONE goal.

So, duh.
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Springboks beat error-riddled France



FRANCE 10 SOUTH AFRICA 19

South Africa cemented their status as the second best team on the planet with a 19-10 win over France in Paris on Saturday.

Having already beaten Six Nations champions Wales 24-15 and crushed Scotland 28-0 on their November tour to the northern hemisphere, the Springboks ensured they ended their year with a 10th win in 12 matches.

Only world champions and undisputed number one team New Zealand have managed to beat South Africa in 2013.
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International friendlies - South Africa condemn Spain to surprise defeat
Spain, back at the scene of their 2010 World Cup title triumph, suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat by South Africa in a friendly at Soccer City on Tuesday.

It was an experience I will never forget. Hats down, bafana bafana! What a nice consolation for actually missing the big event next year.
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Pistorius murder charge: Was Reeva Steenkamp shot over "close friendship" with Oscar's rugby hunk pal?



Investigators probe whether Reeva’s friendship with rugby star Francois Hougaard may have sparked rows in the hours before Valentine’s Day shooting
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'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius charged with murder of girlfriend
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Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.
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South Africans were shocked at the killing. The Star newspaper printed a special afternoon edition Thursday that hawkers sold in the streets of Johannesburg, carrying the headline: "OSCAR ARRESTED: GIRLFRIEND KILLED."
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Australian Library Employee Jokes About Moving Lance Armstrong Books to Fiction Section

“ALL NON-FICTION LANCE ARMSTRONG BOOKS, INCLUDING ‘Lance Armstrong: Images of a Champion’, ‘The Lance Armstrong Performance Program’ and ‘Lance Armstrong: World’s Greatest Champion’ WILL SOON BE MOVED TO THE FICTION SECTION. THANK YOU, MANLY LIBRARY”
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Spain totally annihilated Italy on the final. 4-0. The bestest team won, obviously. I've never been more certain than now. A World title and now two European titles in the last 6 years. Yeah...


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Duh. Holland has just left the Euro 2012 with 3 defeats - by Denmark, Germany and Portugal. It's funny and sad how whenever Oranje goes to a big football competition with a basket full of great expectations, they always manage to implode in the most spectacular way.




So much talent, and yet so little cohesion. The ultimate under-performers.

Meanwhile, Germany showed yet again how, even when they play poorly, something in their DNA always gives them the edge. Born winners.
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