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April 17, 2013

FA Cup Final 2013 Preview

This weekend saw both semi finals of this year’s FA Cup played, deciding the two teams who will do battle on Saturday 11th May to take home the world’s oldest cup trophy. The two semi final ties took place at Wembley Stadium, with the two lowest placed teams of Millwall and Wigan squaring up on Saturday whilst the heavyweights of holders Chealsea and reigning Premier League champions Manchester City competed on Sunday.

Both ties were invariably big draws to the neutral, with Wigan looking to seal their first ever Wembley cup final appearance against a 2nd tier club punching well above their weight, and the weekend’s second semi final seeing two of the country’s biggest and [...]

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April 11, 2013

A Brief Account of the Houston Oilers

Stellar Beginnings

One of the original members of the American Football League, the Oilers were the premier team of time. Playing in the first three AFL championship games, winning the first two over the Los Angeles (and later San Diego) Chargers. During the third championship game run, the Oilers played the Dallas Texans (now Cowboys) in the longest game in history, falling 20-17 in double overtime. During their initial seasons, the Oilers played at both Jeppesen Stadium and Rice Stadium. The Oilers became the first AFL team to play in a domed stadium, the Astrodome in 1968.

The AFL/NFL Merger

When the NFL absorbed the American Football League in 1970, the [...]

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April 2, 2013

4 Moves Banned by the WWE

Wrestling is dangerous, no matter what the nay sayers might be saying. When it comes to WWE Raw, there’s plenty of potential for serious or even fatal injuries. Wrestlers often have similar injuries after a match as victims of a car accident. While extreme professionalism and mastery of skills is required, there’s always the chance that something will go wrong. Fractured discs, torn muscles and even paralysis and death have happened–fairly recently–in WWE history.

That’s why certain moves are banned. The purpose is entertainment, and no one wants to see a wrestler seriously hurt. Here are 4 moves that are rightfully banned in [...]

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March 26, 2013

Top Ranked U.S. Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players

WOMEN – WTA RANKINGS

1 – Serena Williams, age 31 from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has won 47 singles titles and 22 doubles titles, with a career record of 735-132, holds steady at #1

17 – Sloane Stephens, age 19 from Coral Springs, Florida, has a career record of 143-112 without a singles or doubles title to her credit, has dropped 1 spot from last week’s rankings

20 – Venus Williams, age 32 from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has won 44 singles titles and 20 doubles titles, with a career record of 790-182, has moved up 1 spot from last week’s rankings

25 – Varvara Lepchenko, age 26 from Allentown, Pennsylvania, but born in Uzbekistan, has a career record [...]

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