from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Sorry Germany, the oracle octopus has spoken

July 6, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/OCTOPUSThere are only three things that are certain in life -- death, taxes and the World Cup predictions of a British-born octopus in western Germany.

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Reuters World Cup 2010 podcast — quarter-finals (II)

July 3, 2010

Listen!

Join us for a look back at the extraordinary first two quarter-finals at the World Cup and a look forward to Germany v Argentina and Spain v Paraguay. Paul Radford, Felix Bate, Jon Bramley and Kevin Fylan argue over the merits of penalty goals in soccer and consider Ghana's desperate misfortune.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

World Cup 2010 quarter-finals podcast

June 30, 2010

Welcome to our latest Reuters 2010 World Cup podcast, as we follow the lead of the world's most famous psychic octopus and try to predict what will happen in the quarter-finals. Kevin Fylan is joined by Paul Radford, Jon Bramley, Ken Ferris and Mr Mark Gleeson.

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Swiss breathe much-needed life into World Cup

June 16, 2010

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Who would have thought it would fall to Switzerland to rescue the World Cup from drowning in a sea of tedium?

Spain look forward to ‘Bon Nadal’ in Barcelona

December 4, 2009

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Spain got the draw they wanted for the Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic, with Rafa Nadal to get the tie underway at 1600 GMT on Friday with his singles match against Thomas Berdych on Friday.

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Arsenal emerge as shining light in Champions League

November 5, 2009

Out of eight Spanish and English teams playing in the Champions League this week, only Arsenal were victorious.

Ricky Rubio and the Sportswrap speed special

October 23, 2009

 

Ricky Rubio is the one that got away from the NBA. The number five draft pick opted to spend another year or two in Spain rather than join the Minnesota Timberwolves and FC Barcelona are understandably elated to have got him.

Chris Paul’s Ricky Rubio regret

September 22, 2009

paulNew Orleans point guard extraordinaire Chris Paul told Reuters he was dreaming big about the Hornets this upcoming season, setting his sights on an NBA title, but he was also realistic about how stiff the competition would be.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

A great win over Spain … now can the U.S surprise some more?

June 25, 2009

The Confederations Cup, effectively a warm-up tournament for the World Cup, rarely captures the imagination but fans in the United States aren't lacking enthusiasm for the tournament after their team produced a major upset by defeating European champions Spain 2-0.

Spain’s sporting state of grace

June 16, 2009

pauPau Gasol’s triumph with the LA Lakers has prompted more articles in the Spanish media celebrating the country’s incredible run of sporting success.