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  1. Oh, Arsenal: Why the Gunners Couldn't Carry Their Newfound D...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It was all going so well, too. Arsenal had finally climbed up to third in the Premier League table after a stuttering, unlucky first half of the season. Their exciting cadre of attacking players was almost totally healthy. Francis Coquel...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. Filling the Football Void: A 48-Hour Guide to the Weekend You Fin...

    Mike L. Goodman

    The Super Bowl has come and gone. Drive by any bar in the northeast and you still may hear the faint bellowing of a celebrating Gronk, but the NFL season is done. College football ended weeks ago, and we're already on to Snoop Dogg's son a...

    Blog | February 06, 2015
  3. About Last Night: Cardinals Get Even in Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy saying good-bye to your pet alligator Mojo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: A sterling combined effort from a trio of rookie pitchers led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox, evening u...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  4. Paris Is Rising: Among Les Thugs

    Ricardo Bernard

    Yesterday when I, along with about 100 other Paris Saint-Germain fans, landed in Marseille, the welcome wagon arrived in the form of police officers dressed in riot gear ready to escort us to PSG's clash with Marseille at the Stade Velodrome. Tension...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  5. Paris Is Rising: The PSG War Machine

    Ricardo Bernard

    Three games into the Ligue 1 season, things looked bleak for Paris Saint-Germain. The team was winless and sitting in 13th place in the table. It all seemed a long way from the preseason hype and the expectation that the team backed by Qatari billion...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  6. Paris Is Rising: Marco Verratti's Giant Steps

    Ricardo Bernard

    The last time we checked in with Paris Saint-Germain they drew their third consecutive match of the season and were sitting 13th in the Ligue 1 table. Showing just how fickle I was, I went home after the 0-0 draw with Bordeaux and canceled my trip to...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  7. The Greater Fool Betting Tips: From Green Bay to Marseille

    Dermot Hunt

    "The greater fool is ... a patsy. For the rest of us to profit, we need a greater fool, someone who will buy long and sell short. Most people spend their lives trying not to be the greater fool; we toss in the hot potato, we dive for his seat when th...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  8. Paris Is Rising: Have a Nice Bordeaux With That

    Ricardo Bernard

    Three matches into the Ligue 1 season and the expensively assembled juggernaut that is Paris Saint-Germain is still undefeated. The team hasn't conceded a goal in two and a half matches, and for the second consecutive week their opponents barely had ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  9. Al Jazeera's New Sports Network Changes the Soccer-Watching Lands...

    Noah Davis

    Last week, watching soccer in the United States changed forever. While ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel still have the biggest matches — American World Cup qualifiers in the U.S., the English Premier League, and the Champions League — a networ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  10. Paris Is Rising: Early-Season Issues for PSG

    Ricardo Bernard

    After all the preseason hype, let's put away the anointing oil and look at Paris Saint-Germain for what they really are: an overrated and complacent team of underachievers. An overpriced vanity project. A rich man's plaything. Before a ball was kicke...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  11. Paris Is Rising: The Elephant and the 19 Mice of French Football

    Ricardo Bernard

    There is an elephant and 19 mice in French football. L'Equipe, France's largest sports daily, was the one to coin that phrase but it seems players and managers agree. In a recent survey 85 percent of players picked the same team to win Ligue 1 this s...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  12. Paris Saint-Germain Welcome Barcelona to the Parc des Prince and ...

    Ricardo Bernard

    I arrived at Parc des Princes at about 3:45 on Saturday afternoon to watch Paris Saint-Germain take on FC Barcelona. I took the 9 train from the Champs Elysees to Porte de St. Cloud and exited the station with a compilation of '80s music pumping thro...

    Blog | August 07, 2012