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  1. Digging in the Tournament Crates: Oklahoma State–Saint Joe&...

    Chris Ryan

    Every year the NCAA tournament produces so many unforgettable moments that it actually becomes hard to remember them all. Sure, there are images and games that remain indelible - Thomas Hill crying, Adam Morrison crying, a...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  2. Euro 2012: Luis Figo Has The Goal Celebration of the Tournament S...

    Chris Ryan

    Here's Portuguese football legend Luis Figo, sitting next to Portuguese football legend Eusebio, at Thursday's Portugal-Czech Republic quarterfinals clash in Warsaw. And here's Luis Figo and Eusebio right after Cristiano Ronaldo's rather definitive h...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  3. Euro 2012 Quarterfinals Preview

    Chris Ryan

    Czech Republic vs. Portugal How They Got Here: Portugal pulled off the unlikely feat — or what seemed an unlikely feat before the tournament — of making it out of Group B, the Group of Death. After a fairly close loss to Germany, 1-0, Pa...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. Euro 2012: Andriy Shevchenko Brings the Tournament to Life

    Chris Ryan

    Andriy Shevchenko has been called many things, from "Europe's deadliest finisher" to a waste of GBP;30.8 million on the part of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. But after his performance Monday in Ukraine's comeback victory against Sweden, he's going to ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  5. Remember the Tyton! Backup Keeper Saves Poland in Euro 2012 Opene...

    Chris Ryan

    I think I need to drink all the beverages in Mr. Chi City's refrigerator ... I have Euro 2012 fever and I need to hydrate. Today, host nation Poland drew with Greece in the opening match of the tournament. About 70 minutes in, with the matc...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  6. Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and a full Euro 2012 preview

    Chris Ryan

    Ronaldo has something to prove, and Spain has something to finish.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  7. Rooting for Coach Cal

    Chris Ryan

    I was a teenage John Calipari recruit. You have not read about me on There are no YouTube compilations of me going off against Oak Hill Academy. I never even played for the man. But, in a fashion, the commitment I made to him lasted longe...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  8. Are You Tournament Challenge Challenged?

    Chris Ryan

    The Tournament Challenge Challenged from Stan Verrett You're sitting there and you can't help but feel your pen moving toward writing in Detroit over Kansas. Everything in the world is telling you it's the wrong call, but you can't help yo...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  9. Zambia Beats Ivory Coast in Africa Cup of Nations Final

    Chris Ryan

    Do you believe in miracles? No, me neither. But sometimes sports gets awfully close to changing my mind. Let me tell you about the Chipolopolo, Zambia's national football team, which just won the country's first-ever Africa Cup of Nations tournament ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  10. Copa America Recap: A New Power Rises

    Chris Ryan

    Last night Uruguay won its record 15th Copa America title, decisively beating Paraguay in the final, 3-0. While Uruguay was certainly a worthy and deserving winner, it was a tournament that few outside of Montevideo will recall fondly; a Copa full of...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  11. Copa America: The Grantland Preview

    Chris Ryan

    Like the Gold Cup, the only thing at stake in the Copa America, South America's regional tournament, is an invitation to the 2013 Confederations Cup. That and continental bragging rights, the future of some of globe's most powerful footballing nation...

    Blog | June 30, 2011