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  1. NFL Hot Read -- How Riley Cooper put slur in past

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The Eagles' leadership and success are among the factors that allowed Riley Cooper to put his offseason racial slur behind him, writes Elizabeth Merrill.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  2. Carroll earns the cheers

    Peter Thorne

    There was no sign of booing from the away fans as West Ham United left Sunderland to rapturous applause with all three points in a 2-1 win, built on the back of a sterling defensive display and a man-of-the-match performance from Andy Carroll. - R...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Roma mired in second despite win over Sassuolo

    Julian De Martinis

    Roma's 2-0 win over Sassuolo at the Stadio Citta' di Tricolore on Sunday had many similarities with the 1-1 draw that took place in Rome back on Nov. 10. In both cases, Rudi Garcia's men took the lead before the 20-minute mark thanks to a defensive l...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Defensive deficiencies still plague South American hopefuls

    Tim Vickery

    One of the themes of South America's World Cup qualification campaign was the lack of quality of the centre-backs -- and in the final straight of 2014 preparations, it is not an issue that is going to go away. Colombia's first-choice defensive pai...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. U.S. grades: Wondolowski builds on defensive strength

    Jeff Carlisle

    CARSON, Calif. -- In a battle of two understrength sides, the U.S. men's national team prevailed over South Korea 2-0 in an international friendly. Chris Wondolowski scored once in each half, and a resolute defensive effort led by center backs Ma...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  6. Video: Kasimpasa centre-back Ryan Donk unveils new 'second ball' ...

    Chris Wright

    We were treated to a ding-dong of an game in the Turkish Superlig on Sunday as Kasimpasa beat Besiktas 2-1, with the away side reduced to nine men by the end of the game and Kasimpasa's Dutch centre-back Ryan Donk debuting an innovative new technique...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  7. The KC has become a fortress for Hull

    Philip Buckingham

    Should Hull City survive their first season back in the Premier League, and the odds are certainly shortening in their favour as the halfway mark of the season nears, it will be a success story owing everything to their defensive strength. In 16 g...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  8. Revs need to make more plays

    Brian O'Connell

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The way Revolution coach Jay Heaps sees it, his team's recent defensive woes aren't just confined to the back line. Despite conceding the fewest goals in the league at the midway point of the season (14 through the first 17 ga...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  9. BB&N's Mike McCaffrey commits to Holy Cross

    Brendan Hall

    Buckingham, Browne & Nichols senior wide receiver/defensive back Mike McCaffrey has verbally committed to Holy Cross for the 2014 season, his coach John Papas told ESPNBoston.com in an email. "Holy Cross is a perfect fit for Mikey," Papas said. "B...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. Everett DB Lubern Figaro names top five

    Brendan Hall

    Earlier this afternoon, Everett High senior defensive back Lubern Figaro told ESPN's Jared Shanker he has narrowed it down to five schools for his college choice -- Boston College, Michigan State, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Vanderbilt. "There's no or...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  11. Mazzarri should learn from Herrera's 'La Grande Inter'

    Mike Whittaker

    In the past Inter have relied heavily on the attacking threat of their wing-backs, preferring their versatility in playing both offensive and defensive roles to the more traditional fullback teamed up with midfield wingers. Even back in the ultra-...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Revolution 0, D.C. United 0

    Brian O'Connell, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Revolution (5-4-5, 20 points) extended their defensive shutout streak to 395 minutes, but failed to find the back of the net against D.C. United (1-10-3, 6 points) in a 0-0 draw at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. ...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  13. Swansea season roundup: full-backs

    Max Hicks

    In the third part of my Swansea season recap, I'll take a look at the full-backs. Angel Rangel had a memorable season, not only putting in consistent performances at right back, but also enjoying a new part-time role as a defensive winger. Newcomer D...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  14. Vanderbilt offers Everett DB Lubern Figaro

    Brendan Hall

    Everett High Class of 2014 defensive back Lubern Figaro picked up his seventh Division 1 FBS offer today, from Vanderbilt University, he announced on his Twitter account this morning. "Just picked up a offer to Vanderbilt #anchordown," he wrote in...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  15. Defensively solid Newcastle earn Moscow draw

    Marc Duffy

    On a day when it was revealed that Newcastle United's captain and first choice centre half Fabricio Coloccini had broken two bones in his back, his teammates put in an excellent defensive performance in their 0-0 draw with Anzhi Makhachkala in their ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  16. DB Caballero attracting more interest

    Damon Sayles

    2014 defensive back Alex Caballero (Dallas/Woodrow Wilson) is one of the many players hoping to turn the spring into his recruiting sanctuary. If he's able to do so, he'll also be able to tell a nice story about his journey to being a college footbal...

    Blog | February 12, 2013