Saturday, February 28, 2009

US Women's Soccer Defender Rachel Buehler Photos, Stills, & Bio


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US defender Rachel BuehlerRachel Buehler #4 of United States goes through the challenge from Daniela #7 of Brazil during the Women's Football Gold Medal match between Brazil and the United States

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US defender Rachel BuehlerPhoenix Suns star and part-owner of WPS Steve Nash talks with U.S. Women's National Team players Leslie Osborne (C) and Rachel Buehler (R)

Rachel Bühler
Personal information
Full name: Rachel Marie Buehler
Date of birth: August 26, 1985
Place of birth: Del Mar, California, United States
Height: 5'5" / 165cm
Playing position: Defender
Club information: Current club FC Gold Pride

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Madison East vs Stoughton Highlights


LeBron James scores 55 points against the Bucks


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Women's NBA: Connecticut's Tina Charles Photos


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Connecticut's Tina Charles

Conn. – Tina Charles scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked Connecticut past Villanova 74-47 on Tuesday night, giving the unbeaten Huskies at least a share of their 17th Big East regular season championship

Connecticut's Tina Charles

Connecticut's Tina Charles

Friday, February 20, 2009

US Women Soccer Forward : Megan Rapinoe Bio &Photos


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WPS Team: Chicago Red Stars
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Birth Date: Friday, July 05, 1985
Hometown: Redding, CA
College: Portland
Club: University of Portland
Country: USA

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

United States Women's National Team: Angela Hucles


United States Women's National Team: Angela Hucles

US Women Soccer Forward Angela Hucles
US Women Soccer Forward Angela Hucles
US Women Soccer Forward Angela Hucles
US Women Soccer Forward Angela Hucles
US Women Soccer Forward Angela Hucles

Angela Khalia Hucles (born July 5, 1978, Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American soccer midfielder and member of the United States women's national soccer team.

Hucles graduated from Norfolk Academy in 1996. She played college soccer at the University of Virginia, where she was a four-year all-conference player. Hucles is still Virginia's career women's leader in goals, game-winning goals, and total points.

After graduating from Virginia in 2000, Hucles played for the Hampton Roads Piranhas of the W-League, and then played three seasons for the Boston Breakers of the Women's United Soccer Association. She made her first appearance for the U.S. national team on April 27, 2002 against Finland. She was a member of the U.S. squad at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, but did not play in the tournament due to a shin injury. She was a member of the U.S. team that won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, appearing in two games in Athens. In 2005 and 2006, she played for the W-League's Boston Renegades.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nate Robinson, 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk Champion


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Nate Robinson Bio
Position: Point guard
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 180 lb (81.6 kg)
League: NBA
Team: New York Knicks
Jersey: #4
Born: May 31, 1984 Seattle, Washington
Nationality: American
High school: James Logan (Union City), Rainier Beach (Seattle)
College: Washington
Draft 21st overall, 2005
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 2005–present
Former teams Phoenix Suns
Awards 2x NBA Slam Dunk Contest winner (2006, 2009)

On February 14, 2009, Robinson won the 2009 Sprite Slam Dunk Competition. During the 1st round he completed two dunks, the second of which included jumping off Knicks teammate Wilson Chandler, who was on the ground. He finished second in the first round with a score of 87. After the first round, he went into the locker room and changed into a green Knicks jersey with green shorts and green shoes representing Kryptonite(which he called "KryptoNATE"), countering competitor Dwight Howard's Superman theme. In the final round, Nate Robinson, who is only 5 feet 9 inches, jumped over Dwight Howard (6 feet 11 inches) for the slam. Robinson went on to win his second Slam Dunk title with over 52% of the fan vote.

Friday, February 13, 2009

2010 FIFA World Cup: Brazil Team Photos


Brazil's Lucio (L) heads the ball as Colombia's Camilo Zuniga (C) and Brazilian Juan look

Brazil Gilberto SilvaColombia's Wason Renteria (L) heads the ball with Brazil Gilberto Silva during their FIFA World Cup South Africa-2010 qualifier football match


Brazilian KakaBrazilian Kaka (L) vies for the ball with Colombia' s Mario Yepes (C) and Luis Perea during their FIFA World Cup South Africa-2010 qualifier football match

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Brazilian Gilberto Silva (L) vies for the ball with Colombian Fabian Vargas during their FIFA World Cup South Africa-2010 qualifier football match at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 15, 2008

No team in the history of football have enjoyed as much success as Brazil. When it comes to the FIFA World Cup, not only have the South American giants won more titles and more games than anyone else, and scored more goals, they have been ever-present at the finals, never once failing to negotiate their region's qualifying tournament. However, the reigning South American champions and FIFA Confederations Cup holders failed in their bid to reach a fourth successive FIFA World Cup Final at Germany 2006. That tournament marked the end of a golden era in the country's history and ushered in what what fans hope would be an equally successful spell under former Auriverde star Dunga.

With Brazil's phenomenal recent record at the finals, it is easy to forget that it was not always that way. Back in 1950, they hosted the FIFA World Cup supremely confident of celebrating the title at the awe-inspiring Maracana Stadium but failed to count on Obdulio Varela's indomitable Uruguay side snatching victory in the decisive game. There was a happier ending in Sweden eight years later, when a 17-year-old Pele guided Brazil to their first triumph. His magical skills, along with those of Garrincha and other fabled names, ensured the country's continued domination over the next few years as further titles were added at Chile 1962 and, perhaps most spectacularly of all, at Mexico 1970.

Pele's retirement marked a downturn in Brazilian fortunes, however, and it was some 24 years and several false dawns later before the Canarinhos reached the pinnacle of world football once more. At USA 1994, Carlos Parreira was at the helm of a side famed more for its tactical nous than technical prowess. Nevertheless, with the magic of Romario and Bebeto and the leadership of Dunga, Parreira duly guided Brazil to victory over Italy on penalties after the first goalless Final in the competition's history. In 1998, with Ronaldo having assumed Romario's mantle, the team coached by the legendary Mario Zagallo fell to France in the Final, opening a wound that would take four years to heal. Although Luiz Felipe Scolari's unheralded team arrived at Korea/Japan 2002 without the tag of favourites, they proceeded to sweep aside all-comers with some dazzling football from the three Rs - Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho - to claim a fifth FIFA World Cup.

In 2006, with Parreira back at the helm once more, the Seleção boasted perhaps the most glittering line-up in their history, with Kaka, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Adriano and Ronaldo set to threaten even the tightest defences. They did wreak a certain amout of havoc in Germany, but not for quarter-final opponents France, who sent the Auriverde packing with a 1-0 win. Though no consolation for their elimination, Ronaldo's feat of becoming the competition's all-time top-scorer during the finals was a source of pride to all Brazilians.

In the aftermath of Germany 2006, the Brazilian Football Condeferation entrusted the running of the team to the hugely sucessful ex-international Carlos Dunga, who had captained Brazil to the world title in 1994 but who, curiously, had never worked as a coach before. Dunga wasted little time in repaying his employers' faith, leading the side to a 3-0 win over rivals Argentina in the final of the Copa America Venezuela 2007, having blooded a host of new players and coped without several big-name stars. All told, it bodes extremely well for the five-time world champions as they bid to repeat their first-place finish that took them comfortably through the qualifiers for Germany 2006.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

USA Soccer Team: Amy Rodriguez Photos


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Amy Rodriguez Bio
Full name: Amy Joy Rodríguez
Date of birth: February 17, 1987
Place of birth: Lake Forest, California, United States
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position: Forward

Rodriguez played for several U.S. national youth teams, appearing in two FIFA youth championships: the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand, and the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia. She made her first appearance for the senior team against Finland on March 11, 2005. By the spring of 2008, she had become a regular at forward, and started four of five games at the 2008 Summer Olympics, scoring against New Zealand. Rodriguez had appeared in 18 senior team matches going into the Olympics.
In the 2008 Summer Olympics women's football gold medal game against Brazil, Rodriguez provided the assist on Carli Lloyd's game winning goal in the first period of extra time.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

USA Women Soccer: Natasha Kai Photos & Bio


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Natasha Kai Bio
Full name: Natasha Kanani Janine Kai
Date of birth: May 22, 1983
Place of birth: United States
Playing position: Forward

Kai started her first training camp with the full United States Women's National Soccer Team in February 2006. She made her full Women’s National Team debut at the 2006 Algarve Cup in Portugal, scoring in her first two games against Denmark and France, as a substitute. She became just the fourth player in U.S. WNT history to score in her first two caps. Scored four goals in her first seven WNT matches, including the winner in a 1-0 victory over Japan on May 9, 2006. Became the first-ever player from Hawaii to play for the full Women’s National Team and to make a Women’s World Cup Team. 2007: Played in seven games heading into the final pre-Women’s World Cup match, starting in four, and has two assists and one goal, that in a 2-0 win over China at the Four Nations Tournament giving the USA the tournament title. Was one of the final three players chosen to the 2007 U.S. Women’s World Cup Team. 2006: Played in 17 games in her first year on the National Team, starting four. Scored six goals, including two at the 2006 Algarve Cup. She also scored against Japan, Ireland, Canada and Australia. Her goal against the Matildas came in a 2-0 win at the Peace Cup in South Korea. Youth National Teams: First brought in with the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team in 2004, and was the leading scorer in the team with 12 goals, including six in international matches. Helped lead the U-21s to the Nordic Cup title in Iceland, scoring three goals in the tournament including two against Germany. Injured her shoulder in her final college game of 2004, then re-injured it again in her first U-21 camp of 2005, necessitating surgery, and did not get called into an U-21 camp until January 2006.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Kai scored the winning goal in overtime to lead the U.S. past Canada in the quarterfinal round.


Monday, February 9, 2009

USA Women Soccer: Goal keeper Solo Hope Photos & Bio


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Solo Hope Bio
Full name: Hope Amelia Solo
Date of birth: July 30, 1981
Place of birth: Richland, Washington, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position: Goalkeeper

Solo played for several U.S. junior national soccer teams before joining the full U.S. national team in 2000. She was named a member of the Olympic team in 2004, making the 2004 Olympics in Athens as an alternate. Solo became the team's starting goalkeeper in 2005. She has recorded several clean sheets and once went 1,054 minutes without allowing a goal (a streak that ended in a 4-1 victory against France in the Algarve Cup).
As a forward in high school, Solo scored 109 goals, leading her team to three consecutive league titles from 1996-1998 and a state championship in her senior year. She was twice named a Parade All American.
At the University of Washington, Solo switched to the goalkeeper position and was the team's all-time leader in clean-sheets, saves, and goals-against average (GAA). She was a four-time All-Pac-10 selection and a three-time NSCAA All-American.
Following her college career, Solo was drafted for the now defunct WUSA team Philadelphia Charge in 2003. She also played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of Göteborg, Sweden in the Swedish Premier Division in 2004 and for Olympique Lyonnais in the French First Division in 2005.
On September 16, 2008, Solo was one of the three players drafted for St. Louis in the WPS allocation of national team members, with the new league (a revival of the WUSA) set to start play in April 2009.

Beijing Olympics 2008
On June 23, 2008, it was announced Solo would be the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In a reversal of roles from the 2004 Olympics, Brianna Scurry did not make the team (though she was an alternate). On August 21, the U.S. women's team won the gold medal by defeating Brazil 1–0 in extra time in no small measure due to Solo's outstanding performance as she stopped an energetic Brazil attack, making save after save.

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