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  1. Flem File -- Kickalicious Havard Rugland should be Detroit Lions'...

    David Fleming

    Flem File: The Lions' kicking woes are so bad that their best -- and certainly most entertaining -- option could be YouTube sensation Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  2. Japan confident of a tournament to remember

    Ken Matsushima

    TOKYO -- Japan's national team, which goes by the nickname "Samurai Blue," will make its fifth consecutive appearance at the World Cup this summer. As the reigning Asian Cup champions and the team that has won the continental title more times than an...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Beware, Tuzos: Santos are comeback kings

    Rafael Ramos Villagrana

    LOS ANGELES -- Sealed, signed and delivered, Pachuca seal Santos' fate: 2-0. The problem is that Santos believe they are "warriors," as their nickname states. They are perhaps a team to be written off, but only after their ashes have been removed ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  4. Gervinho -- the man of the moment

    Julian De Martinis

    Perhaps only those with fond memories of Electronic Arts' FIFA videogame series from a few years ago know him by "Yao Kouassi". Back then, the use of his real last name instead of his given nickname stuck out, as if the commentary team accidentally r...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  5. Treason! Saints take on the Swans

    Chris Rann

    Apparently (I haven't checked) it is an act of treason to hurt or kill a swan in this country. When, as Saints are on Sunday, your team take on the football club that carries that nickname, it almost feels like beating them carries the same punishmen...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  6. espnW -- Marissa Miller, who died at age of 12, remembered as ama...

    Walter Villa

    Before her death at age 12, West Virginia basketball and soccer star Marissa Miller was a role model for kids and adults with her motto "Be Kind, Work Hard, Have Fun."

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  7. Hyypia set to ditch 'Neverkusen' tag

    Andy Brassell

    It's an old nickname, but it has stuck. Throwing away the chance of a first-ever Bundesliga title at the last in both 2000 and 2002 would be a sorry enough tale on its own, but Bayer Leverkusen really took the biscuit in that latter season. After all...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  8. Lewandowski feud threatens to end Dortmund dream

    Stephan Uersfeld

    - Robert Lewandowski, 24. Football player. Nicknames: The Machine; Lewangoalski. One of the most talented strikers in the game. Destroyed Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final almost single handedly. Borussia Dortmund top scorer in back-to-b...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  9. The new "FC Hollywood"

    Susie Schaaf

    Remember back to the trophy-less days of the Giovanni Trapattoni and Otto Rehhagel reigns? When Bayern was all over the press all the time not for its sporting performances, but in the gossip pages instead? The derogatory nickname for the club at tha...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  10. A dish fit for a king

    Simon Curtis

    King of the Kippax was the nickname given to Colin Bell, so named for his peerless displays of stamina, skill and selflessness in the great Man City side that eventually won the title at St James's Park one unforgettable afternoon in 1968. Until l...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  11. Concrete Ron Vlaar, Captain

    Kevin Hughes

    Is there a finer nickname, right now, anywhere in the football world, than Concrete Ron? This is a rhetorical question, by the way; of course there isn't. Concrete Ron? What an absolutely fantastic alias, and perfect for the man at the heart of Vi...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. Word Cloud: The 2011-12 NCAA champions

    Patrick Dorsey

    With the Arizona Wildcats now the College World Series winners, all NCAA champions for the 2011-12 year have been decided. And one thing this academic year showed us: Across divisions I, II and III, some nicknames proved better than others. So we ...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  13. The German brain

    Roger Bennett

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    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2012
  14. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    1. Sam Bradford, Thrives on Pressure (He'd Better!) Bill Simmons gives the Rams quarterback a really heartwarming pep talk: "Hey, Sam? Your Rams are about to trade the electric, 4.41-running, Heisman-winning, acronym-nickname-ready franchise-saving ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  15. David Pizarro could be key to City's campaign -- Michael Cox

    Michael Cox

    Many January transfers are completely illogical, but City's signing of David Pizarro on loan makes perfect sense, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  16. Mark Lomas: African Nations Cup 2012: Group D preview

    Mark Lomas

    Mark Lomas previews all the contenders and pretenders ahead of the 2012 African Nations Cup.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012