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  1. Defending the fall guys

    Steven Kelly

    The debate over diving was re-ignited this week in the excellent Raphael Honigstein ESPN piece and, of course, it is hard to defend those who do it -- personally it took a long time to get over the fact Arjen Robben got Pepe Reina sent off in their C...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  2. Tottenham have to face some hard facts

    John Crace

    Another week, another humiliating capitulation to a top-four Premier League club. The gulf in class between Spurs and the four teams above them is far bigger than their league positions suggest. Can anyone really still believe Spurs are worthy of a C...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  3. Three Things: Liverpool vs. Swansea

    Richard Jolly

    LIVERPOOL, England -- A trio of thoughts from Liverpool's 4-3 win versus Swansea. 1. Liverpool are mounting an exciting title challenge If it is hard to ignore the drama of an incredible game, the facts are worth considering. Liverpool are one...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  4. Sturridge injury reveals problems both obvious and hidden

    Kristian Walsh

    Cold, hard facts bring a cold, hard reality to Liverpool: The ankle injury to Daniel Sturridge, which sees him sidelined for two months, is a massive loss. It is one that could ultimately deny them Champions League football. In the 12 league games...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  5. Fulham outclassed at St. Mary's Stadium

    Phil Mison

    I am finding it hard to think of a more lamentable defeat for the team I have supported for over 50 years. In years to come the bald facts will show a 2-0 Fulham loss at Southampton. Just another away defeat from the team that rarely fails to disappo...

    Blog | October 27, 2013
  6. Palace defenses need shoring up

    Jim Daly

    Sometimes when you love something it's hard to see the faults in it. I love my Converse All Star trainers but causally turn a blind eye to the fact they are falling apart and more skin touches the ground than rubber each time I walk down the street. ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  7. Christmas tree delivers a point for Royals

    Jon Keen

    Loyal Royals will take heart from this match. As well as winning a hard-fought point which lifts them off the foot of the Premier League table, they'll rejoice in the clear fact that Brian McDermott and his team are starting to learn how to compete ...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  8. Cold hard facts- We are not good enough

    Kevin Brodie

    I watched the game against Sunderland on Saturday in utter disbelief. I just couldn't get my head around the fact that Liverpool, who passed and moved so well against Arsenal 7 days before, could come out and lose to Black Cats. We had zero energy, z...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  9. Superlative Swans discover road mojo

    Max Hicks

    It is hard to come up with enough superlatives to describe Swansea's performance against Liverpool, and since I'm writing this a little late after the fact, it seems pointless to regurgitate the same sentiments that have been flowing freely since Sat...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  10. South swells kick off summer in Orange County

    Jake Howard

    South swells lineup for Orange County.

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011
  11. Youth team success yet to translate to senior level

    Maria Burns

    U.S. youth teams can compete with their international counterparts, but it's yet to carry over to the senior level, writes Maria Burns.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2007
  12. Lapira lights up defenses for Notre Dame

    Adam Zundell

    It's hard to decide which is more remarkable, Joseph Lapira's goal-scoring prowess this season or the fact that the Notre Dame junior is doing it on only one healthy knee, writes Adam Zundell.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2006
  13. Getting back to basics

    Graham Hays

    Graham Hays says we need to get back to the basics of sports, and that is a cold hard fact.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2005
  14. Still a business, not a cause

    Darren Rovell

    The fact that the WUSA folded Monday after three years of financial struggle isn't hard to fathom. Trying to grasp how the organization ripped through more than $100 million in hard cash over that time frame is a bit harder.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2003
  15. Take a guess

    It's hard to tell fact from fiction in sports lately, so take Page 2 offers a test to see if you know what's real among some recent weirndess.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2002
  16. Take a guess

    It's hard to tell fact from fiction in sports lately, so take Page 2 offers a test to see if you know what's real among some recent weirndess.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2002