Team USA Men’s National Ice Hockey Team is having a World Championship to remember! The 2023 edition of the IIHF’s premier event has seen Team USA enter the Semifinals with a record of 7-1-0-0 (22 points), or for you novice fans, a record of 7 wins and 1 overtime win, and 0 losses in overtimeContinue reading “Team USA is 8 for 8, but Calmness Pursues as the USA goes for its Third World Championship”
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Monaco is now Part of European Basketball Elite too
Monaco has long been a sporting capital of Europe. Monaco is world renown for autoracing with its Monaco Grand Prix in Formula 1, its Rally Monte-Carlo, and other events like the recent Monaco E-Prix for electric cars. In fact, the Monaco Grand Prix is considered one of the three most important races to win asContinue reading “Monaco is now Part of European Basketball Elite too”
An Easter Eve Miracle sees US Gaelic Football reach its Highest High thus far
The night before Christmas may have not had a creature stirring, but the night before Easter sure did in New York City as the New York GAA began their Connacht Senior Football Championship pursuit. The match pitted New York against Leitrim, with New York as the overwhelming underdogs having never won a Connacht Senior FootballContinue reading “An Easter Eve Miracle sees US Gaelic Football reach its Highest High thus far”
The USA Qualifies for the final 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier
With still one day to go in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off, the USA have assured their chance to continue to compete for their first World Championship in cricket! The USA found themselves in a precarious position after their second match where they lost to their North American rivals, the Canadians, byContinue reading “The USA Qualifies for the final 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier”
The 2023 WBC Proved Baseball Needs National Team Baseball to Succeed in the Modern Era
Baseball is at a turning point where it will either dwindle into irrelevance except with a smaller and smaller amount of dedicated fans, or it will increase into worldwide relevance that rivals many of the great global games that the world has come to love. But, the world needs two things from baseball in orderContinue reading “The 2023 WBC Proved Baseball Needs National Team Baseball to Succeed in the Modern Era”
Edwin Díaz’s Injury had nothing to do with the WBC, stop acting like it does!
After another historic day in the fifth edition of baseball’s world championship, there appears to be a force of MLB fans and commentators who are now signaling caution because Puerto Rico and New York Mets Edwin Díaz was injured after a celebration after their win over the Dominican Republic. But, as a baseball community thatContinue reading “Edwin Díaz’s Injury had nothing to do with the WBC, stop acting like it does!”
Started From the Bottom Now We’re Here
Koch Deng dunks in South Sudan’s 82-61 victory over DR Congo (photo from FIBA Basketball World Cup Twitter).
Croatia’s Next 4 Years Should be Excellent
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Mexico 🇲🇽 Should Seek Improvements, but Should also Seek Perspective
The last two years have been awfully horrible for Mexican football as Mexico lost the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup finals in the Summer of 2021, finished behind Canada and lost the head to head to both Canada (0-0-2) and the USA (0-1-1) in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, and to throw in insult toContinue reading “Mexico 🇲🇽 Should Seek Improvements, but Should also Seek Perspective”
What if California had a World Cup Team?
Check out what the California National Team would look like.
Nicaragua’s WBC Qualification Springs Life into Baseball’s Global Potential
Nicaragua 🇳🇮 has qualified for the World Baseball Classic for the first time ever. Nicaragua, unlike many other nations who have made their WBC debuts via qualifiers, are a historic baseball nation. When you talk to Nicaraguans about sports, generally speaking, it is through the language of baseball that you get most of your answers.Continue reading “Nicaragua’s WBC Qualification Springs Life into Baseball’s Global Potential”
Panama’s WBC Qualification is Huge for the Growth of Baseball
Panama 🇵🇦 is in the World Baseball Classic again for the first time since 2009. This is huge news for baseball as one of the strongest baseball producing nations is Panama. While certain nations have become really good in baseball recently, Panama is unique in that it produces its own players, and has one ofContinue reading “Panama’s WBC Qualification is Huge for the Growth of Baseball”
NCAA FBS Rankings Week 6:
Independents: 15-20; BYU, Notre Dame, Liberty, UCONN, Army, New Mexico State, UMASS Photo from Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times
Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup Teams
CONMEBOL: Brazil: Brazil dominated Ghana and should have won 6-1 or something like that. Instead, Brazil won 3-0. The first half was completely all-Brazil, but the second half displayed a strong Ghanian side. Despite this, Brazil still outplayed Ghana in the second half overall as well. Brazil look to be the favorites in Group GContinue reading “Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup Teams”
The Return of the British (Baseball) Empire – Sort Of
British baseball, no, not the sport British Baseball, but the sport of baseball by the British National Team is once again, a world power. Call up King Charles III and tell him the Empire is back! In a way, this truly is not a hyperbole, but at the same time, this is misinforming at best.Continue reading “The Return of the British (Baseball) Empire – Sort Of”
NCAA FBS Top 25 Week 5
Conference: Non-Conference Record; Independents: 12-17; BYU, Notre Dame, Liberty, Army, New Mexico State, UCONN, UMASS Photo from Amanda Loman / Associated Press.
The Czech Baseball Story Adds a New Chapter
We begin in Brno, the southeastern city of the Czech Republic close to the Austrian and Slovakian borders. While the city is known by many as the second city of the Czech Republic, it is known within the baseball community as the Czech baseball capital. Both in the professional ranks and the youth levels, BrnoContinue reading “The Czech Baseball Story Adds a New Chapter”
NCAA FBS Rankings Week 4:
Conference: Out of Conference record; Independents: 8-15; BYU, Notre Dame, Liberty, Army, UCONN, UMASS, NMSU Photo from Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times
NCAA FBS Top 25 for Week 3:
Conference: Out of Conference Record; SEC: 22-4; Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Florida, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Auburn, LSU, Missouri, Vanderbuilt Big 12: 16-3; Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Texas, Kansas, Iowa State, West Virginia Pac-12: 16-6; USC, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Utah, Oregon, Arizona,Continue reading “NCAA FBS Top 25 for Week 3:”
NCAA FBS Top 25 Week 1
Conference Rankings: Conference: Out of Conference Record Photo from ESPN
Greenland 🇬🇱 Applied to join CONCACAF Earlier this Year
You may know the North American nation of Greenland for the well-known common tale of how Greenland and Iceland were named to confuse future conquerers? Or perhaps, you know Greenland because you really like polar bears and glaciers? Or maybe you are a map enthusiast and are drawn to its sheer deceiving size? There areContinue reading “Greenland 🇬🇱 Applied to join CONCACAF Earlier this Year”
FIFA Bans the All Indian Football Federation
FIFA has banned the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) which means India will not be allowed to compete in any FIFA or Asian Football Confederation (AFC) competitions for this indefinite period of time. Why was India Banned? India was banned “due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFAContinue reading “FIFA Bans the All Indian Football Federation”
El Salvador Football Federation on Verge of FIFA Ban
El Salvador’s Football Federation (FESFUT) has been receiving pressures to change their leadership from INDES, the Salvadoran Sporting Federation of which President Bukele’s half-brother is the president of. INDES is a governmental institution in charge of most of the major sports federations since 1980, but the sports federations are supposed to be almost completely autonomousContinue reading “El Salvador Football Federation on Verge of FIFA Ban”
The World Baseball Classic is Back!
The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is finally back after having to postpone the 2021 edition due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2017 edition was the most successful yet with over 1 million in attendance according to some figures and over 24,000 average attendance, quite high for a tournament that featured two stadiums below this amount:Continue reading “The World Baseball Classic is Back!”
UCLA and USC Big Ten Moves are a Sad Day for the Pacific and Unnecessary – From a UCLA fan
Leading the Pac, dominating the West, and working with our colleagues have made our identities as Bruins and Trojans, and it has been a true honor to represent the PCC/Pac-10/Pac-12. However, now, we have chosen to abandon our leadership and optimism, plus our tradition, families, neighbors, and longtime friends for a better contract at least in terms of money in the short term. But, regardless of how it turns out, it has created a stain on both of our legacies and especially on our historical tradition! We practice everyday to be the best in the West from the time we are young, and this challenge has excelled us to create the internet, to create the technology to reach the Moon, to win Olympic and World titles. Our athletes successes and our universities becoming some of the most sought after brands are directly because of the competitors we have faced for over 100 years! This competitive greatness created the legend of John Wooden, the grit and determination of The Boys in the Boat, the speed of Marcus Allen, and the ingenuity of Phil Knight. We owed it our region and to our competitors who made us who we are to respect their competitiveness by leading the Pac-12 and the Pacific into better times. Yet, just a few years of poor performances in our sports and in our management has led to our regional demise. I think the Big Ten will provide a lot of opportunity for both UCLA and USC, but loyalty, tradition, and honor, as well as leadership was an opportunity we passed up, a much greater set of opportunities because they cannot be bought. UCLA and USC moving to the Big Ten is severely disappointing and sad for the unity and family we shared as a Pac-12 Community. The Pacific looks to Los Angeles and we have abandoned it for the Midwest. We owed it to the region that made us who we were to stick with it to the end. We did not show leadership, we should an ability to follow the temptation of money at the cost of over 100 years of tradition. That is not what our academic institutions teach. There was no loyalty and a lack of respect for our competitors that got us to the position where we are now.
Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and All the Teams Qualified for the FIFA World Cup
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Matches during the June Window: Europe (UEFA): Matches Played; Wins-Draws-Losses; Goal Differential; Goals For-Goals Against; Points Second Round: The Group Runners-Ups from the First Round advanced to the Second Round of Qualifiers. The Top 2 2020-2021 UEFA Nations League Group Winners, who are neither Group Winners or Group Runners-Ups, advancedContinue reading “Updates on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and All the Teams Qualified for the FIFA World Cup”
Final European Club Rankings Top 50
Real Madrid (L, DSC, CL) (Spain) Manchester City (L) (England) Liverpool (DC, LC) (England) Chelsea (CWC, CSC) (England) Bayern Munich (L, DSC) (Germany) AC Milan (L) (Italy) PSG (L) (France) Inter Milan (DC, DSC) (Italy) FC Porto (L, DC) (Portugal) Ajax (L) (Netherlands) Red Bull Salzburg (L, DC) (Austria) Tottenham Hotspur (England) RB Leipzig (DC)Continue reading “Final European Club Rankings Top 50”
Top 32 Clubs for Week of 23 May:
Real Madrid (Spain) Manchester City (England) Liverpool (England) Chelsea (England) Bayern Munich (Germany) AC Milan (Italy) PSG (France) Inter Milan (Italy) FC Porto (Portugal) Tottenham Hotspur (England) Ajax (Netherlands) RB Leipzig (Germany) SC Portugal (Portugal) FC Barcelona (Spain) Villarreal (Spain) Napoli (Italy) Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Real Betis (Spain) Atlético Madrid (Spain) Juventus (Italy) Arsenal (England)Continue reading “Top 32 Clubs for Week of 23 May:”
Top 32 Clubs In The World After 2 May Matches
Liverpool (England) Manchester City (England) Real Madrid (Spain) Chelsea (England) AC Milan (Italy) Inter Milan (Italy) Bayern Munich (Germany) PSG (France) FC Porto (Portugal) Ajax (the Netherlands) SC Portugal (Portugal) River Plate (Argentina) PSV (the Netherlands) Juventus (Italy) Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) SC Freiburg (Germany) Villarreal (Spain) Napoli (Italy) Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Arsenal (England) RBContinue reading “Top 32 Clubs In The World After 2 May Matches”
The USA Should Use the 2024 T20 World Cup to Grow Closer to the Caribbean
Central America increasingly is being placed into the PR China sphere, and other areas across South America and the Caribbean are. Recently, El Salvador just announced a new stadium to be built with PR China investment. And Nicaragua just switched allegiance to the CCP’s China in 2021. Now, the concerns are in the Caribbean asContinue reading “The USA Should Use the 2024 T20 World Cup to Grow Closer to the Caribbean”
Top 32 Clubs around the World Right Now:
Liverpool (England) + Manchester City (England) – Real Madrid (Spain) Chelsea (England) Atlético Mineiro (Brazil) Bayern Munich (Germany) PSG (France) + Inter Milan (Italy) – AC Milan (Italy) + RB Leipzig (Germany) + FC Porto (Portugal) + Villarreal (Spain) + River Plate (Argentina) + Racing Club (Argentina) + Flamengo (Brazil) + Atlético Madrid (Spain) +Continue reading “Top 32 Clubs around the World Right Now:”
Top 32 Club Power Rankings:
World: Manchester City (England) + Liverpool (England) + Real Madrid (Spain) + Chelsea (England) – Atlético Mineiro (Brazil) + Bayern Munich (Germany) – Inter Milan (Italy) + Palmeiras (Brazil) + PSG (France) + Ajax (the Netherlands) + AC Milan (Italy) + Villarreal (Spain) + FC Porto (Portugal) + SC Portugal (Portugal) + River Plate (Argentina)Continue reading “Top 32 Club Power Rankings:”
Rangers victory propels Scotland Football forward in their Quest for World Cup Qualification
Having the best club team does not equal having the best league, and having the best league does not equal having the best national team. We have seen this with many nations such as in Spain. Spain’s Real Madrid has been the best club team throughout history, but Spain only won their first and onlyContinue reading “Rangers victory propels Scotland Football forward in their Quest for World Cup Qualification”
The West Indies and the USA have Qualified for the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup!
The 2024 ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup will be the next edition of this storied tournament to be held after its 2022 edition later this year. The hosts for the 2024 edition have been known for sometime: the West Indies and the USA. But, it was yet to be determined if the West Indies andContinue reading “The West Indies and the USA have Qualified for the 2024 Twenty20 World Cup!”
The Pathway to the Final for all 37 Nations Left in the 2022 FIFA World Cup!
Group A: Qatar (Host Nation) (51) Ecuador (46) Senegal (20) Netherlands (10) 21 November: Qatar v.s. Ecuador Senegal v.s. the Netherlands 25 November: Qatar v.s. Senegal Netherlands v.s. Ecuador 29 November: Netherlands v.s. Qatar Ecuador v.s. Senegal Group B: England (5) IR Iran (21) USA (15) Wales (18)/Ukraine (27)/Scotland (39) 21 November: England v.s. IRContinue reading “The Pathway to the Final for all 37 Nations Left in the 2022 FIFA World Cup!”
Pots for Qatar 2022:
Pot 1: Qatar (51), Brazil (1), Belgium (2), France (3), Argentina (4), England (5), Spain (7), and Portugal (8) Pot 2: Mexico (9), the Netherlands (10), Denmark (11), Germany (12), Uruguay (13), Switzerland (14), USA (15), and Croatia (16) Pot 3: Senegal (20), IR Iran (21), Japan (23), Morocco (24), Serbia (25), Poland (26), SouthContinue reading “Pots for Qatar 2022:”
2022 World Cup Qualifiers March Window Update:
North America (CONCACAF): Matches Played; Wins-Draws-Losses; Goal Differential; Goals For-Goals Against; Points Third Round/Octagonal Phase: The Top Three nations in the Group Qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Fourth Place team advances to the Intercontinental Cup to play the Oceanian First Place nation for one of the last two Qualification Spots at theContinue reading “2022 World Cup Qualifiers March Window Update:”
Winter Olympics 2022 – Norway 🇳🇴 wins the Olympic Gold Medal Count!
Norway wins the Winter Olympics by earning the most Gold Medals and Medals in total! Medal Table: Gold(s); Silver(s); Bronze(s); Total. Norway: 16; 8; 13; 37 Germany: 12; 10; 5; 27 PR China: 9; 4; 2; 15 USA: 8; 10; 7; 25 Sweden: 8; 5; 5; 18 Netherlands: 8; 5; 4; 17 Austria: 7; 7;Continue reading “Winter Olympics 2022 – Norway 🇳🇴 wins the Olympic Gold Medal Count!”
Finland 🇫🇮 Wins Men’s Ice Hockey 🏒 Gold 🥇- Updates Men’s Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics 2022
Finland won the Winter Olympics 2022 Gold Medal, their first Gold Medal in Winter Olympics Men’s Hockey! Finland defeated the Russian Olympic Committee 2-1. The Russian Olympic Committee got silver after their Final loss to Finland. And, Slovakia won the Bronze Medal after defeating Sweden 4-0 to win their first Winter Olympics Men’s Ice HockeyContinue reading “Finland 🇫🇮 Wins Men’s Ice Hockey 🏒 Gold 🥇- Updates Men’s Ice Hockey at the Winter Olympics 2022”
Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Updates – Gold and Bronze Medal Game Preview
Semifinals: Finland 2 Slovakia 0 Russian Olympic Committee 2 (GWS 3-2) Sweden 1 Analysis: Finland was the superior team to Slovakia going into the game and coming out of the game. Finland scored late in the 1st period and then would not score again until the last minute on an empty net goal. Finland gaveContinue reading “Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Updates – Gold and Bronze Medal Game Preview”
Updates on 2022 Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament – Semifinals
USA 2 Slovakia 3 (0-1 GWS) Russian Olympic Committee 3 Denmark 1 Finland 5 Switzerland 1 Sweden 2 Canada 0 Analysis: The USA wasted their chances away as David Quinn had one of the worst coaching jobs of all-time. The USA knew they had power play scoring issues and they did not improve these andContinue reading “Updates on 2022 Winter Olympics Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament – Semifinals”
The Rams Proved What it Means to Keep Pushing
Rams Fans, Players, Coaches, and LA deserved this Super Bowl for all each have had to go through as a football community. I do not think people realize how many Division 1 and NFL teams LA Area lost in the 1990s and early 2000s! It is quite incredible that so much of LA has come back to the LA Rams and NFL Football. When making the Bengals the underdogs and emotional appeal to root for, these facts were overlooked.
Updates on 2022 Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey and Quarterfinal Preview
Playoffs Round: Slovakia 4 Germany 0 Denmark 3 Latvia 2 Canada 7 PR China 2 Czech Republic 2 Switzerland 4 Analysis: Slovakia proved once again that they ate elite against teams in the lower half of the tournament. But, they still have yet to prove they can compete and win nonetheless, against teams in theContinue reading “Updates on 2022 Men’s Olympic Ice Hockey and Quarterfinal Preview”
2022 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Updates after Group Play
Team: Games Played; Wins-Overtime Wins-Overtime Losses-Losses; Goals For-Goals Against; Goal Differential; Points Group A: USA: 3; 3-0-0-0; 15-4; +11; 9 Canada: 3; 2-0-0-1; 12-5; +7; 6 Germany: 3; 1-0-0-2; 6-10; -4; 3 PR China: 3; 0-0-0-3; 2-16; -14; 0 Round 1: USA 8 PR China 0 Canada 5 Germany 1 Round 2: Canada 2 USAContinue reading “2022 Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Updates after Group Play”
Updates After Round 1 of Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey
Team: Games Played; Wins-Overtime Wins-Overtime Losses-Losses; Goals For-Goals Against; Goal Differential; Points Group A: USA: 1; 1-0-0-0; 8-0; +8; 3 Canada: 1; 1-0-0-0; 5-1; +4; 3 Germany: 1; 0-0-0-1; 1-5; -4; 0 PR China: 1; 0-0-0-1; 0-8; -8; 0 Games: USA 8 PR China 0 Canada 5 Germany 1 Next: Canada verse USA Germany verseContinue reading “Updates After Round 1 of Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey”
Favorites to Win 2022 Winter Olympics in Men’s Ice Hockey
Russian Olympic Committee (ROC): The ROC’s ice hockey team is made up of all KHL players, the second best league in the world, with many teams as good or better than NHL teams. ROC should repeat as Olympic Gold Medalists as the NHL is not allowing their players to compete meaning that the USA, Canada,Continue reading “Favorites to Win 2022 Winter Olympics in Men’s Ice Hockey”
2022 FIFA World Cup Updates after January-February 2022 Window
North America (CONCACAF): Matches Played; Wins-Draws-Losses; Goal Differential; Goals For-Goals Against; Points Third Round/Octagonal Phase: The Top Three nations in the Group Qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Fourth Place team advances to the Inter-Confederation Playoffs to play the Oceanian First Place nation in a one-leg playoff in Qatar for one of theContinue reading “2022 FIFA World Cup Updates after January-February 2022 Window”
Proponents of a Stronger European Union should Explore an EU National Cricket Team!
The European Union (EU) is a confederation of independent sovereign states that for a long time has been edging ever closer to a federation like the United States of America. This is especially true post 2009 Lisbon Treaty! While EU Federalism is not something I personally am necessarily for, it is something that many ofContinue reading “Proponents of a Stronger European Union should Explore an EU National Cricket Team!”
USA 🇺🇸 Cricket 🏏 is on the Rise!
The USA Men’s National Cricket Team may have had their last 3 matches of a 5 match series with Ireland canceled, but nonetheless, the USA Men’s National Cricket Team made great strides this past Ireland series that they can take with them into the future. The USA finished the Ireland series with a 188/6 (20)Continue reading “USA 🇺🇸 Cricket 🏏 is on the Rise!”
NYCFC’s MLS Cup Victory Is The CFG’s Most Important Trophy Yet, since 2012
December 11, 2021 marked the day that NYCFC would become MLS Cup Champions for the first time! This was a joyous occasion, not just for NYCFC, but for all the City Football Group (CFG). While it was not surprising how the City Football Group came together to root for and watch NYCFC play in theContinue reading “NYCFC’s MLS Cup Victory Is The CFG’s Most Important Trophy Yet, since 2012”