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UEFA Europa League Primer

The Champions League is for the best of the best, the top teams from the top leagues all across Europe. The Europa League pulls from a lot of the same population, though it tends to be reserved for teams that are not competing in the Champions League. There are also more opportunities for lower ranked …

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UEFA Champions League Primer

One of the reasons it is so important for an English football club to be so competitive in the Premier League is the qualification for the UEFA Champions League. This is a very lucrative continental tournament for all the club teams in European football, and is second to only the World Cup in worldwide viewership …

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Molinari Wins The Open Championship

In case you missed it, Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to win a major golf championship on Sunday. And he did it in relatively dominant fashion, with his last 37 holes at or below par. His victory was sealed when Xander Schauffele bogeyed the 17th hole on Sunday, placing him two back and needing an …

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Picking a Football Club – Semifinals

I am days away from figuring out who I am going to dedicate my Premier League fandom. It’s been quite a journey, and as way of review, here’s how we reached this point: Eliminating 12 clubs to get to my Final 8 and seeding protocol Quarterfinal 1 featured West Ham United’s upset over Burnley Quarterfinal 2 …

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Picking a Football Club – Quarterfinal 4

In this final matchup, 4-seed Crystal Palace is going against 5-seed Everton. First, a tale of the tape (most information from this wonderful post): Crystal Palace Nickname: The Eagles Founded: 1905 Location: London Team Colors: Red / Blue Kit Manufacturer: Puma (since 2018) Primary Kit Sponsor: ManBetX Ground: Selhurst Park (capacity 26,309) Manager: Roy Hodgson …

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Picking a Football Club – Quarterfinal 3

Today’s matchup is between the 3-seed Leicester City and the 6-seed Newcastle United. First, a tale of the tape (most information from this wonderful post): Leicester City Nickname: The Foxes Founded: 1884 (as Leicester Fosse FC) Location: Leicester Team Colors: White / Royal Blue Kit Manufacturer: Adidas (since 2018) Primary Kit Sponsor: King Power Ground: …

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