Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Red Sox one victory away from winning eighth World Series

ST. LOUIS – The palpable sense of strangeness that permeated Busch Stadium on Saturday and Sunday finally relented Monday. There was no crazy ending. No weird play. Nothing to remind us that Halloween is but days away and the spirits had brewed something wicked over the weekend. Just another close baseball game between St. Louis and Boston that left the Red Sox with two chances at home to win their eighth World Series.

Boston ace Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 brilliant innings, continuing his run of superlative pitching throughout these playoffs, and David Ross' RBI double in the seventh gave the Red Sox a lead they would not relinquish during a 3-1 victory in Game 5 of the World Series at Busch Stadium.

Monday, April 22, 2013

'That's so Metro' Buried, New York Red Bulls Are Champions

COMMENTARY | Same old Metro. Always winning.

Cynics and critics can say whatever they want about how little it means for a team to finish a Major League Soccer season atop the standings. The 2013 New York Red Bulls are and forever will be known as Champions. Nobody can take that away from the team or from what has been the most tortured fan base in the league.

Sunday evening wasn't just about RBNY putting five unanswered goals on the scoreboard en route to defeating Chicago Fire and earning the first significant and meaningful trophy in franchise history. It was a statement of defiance to any and all entities, real or imagined, that have been against this organization for nearly two decades. In the same year that New York City Football Club were announced and New York Cosmos again kinda/sorta became a thing, the Red Bulls emerged as North America's top soccer club.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kroos and Robben resume Bayern training

Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos and Arjen Robben have both resumed individual training after picking up knocks in the 3-2 win against Hertha Berlin.

Pep Guardiola's men narrowly edged out the capital outfit 3-2 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, with both the midfielder and the winger suffering minor injuries.

However, it appears the pair will soon be able to train with the team again, after being put on individual regimes already.