Euro 2016 Group A Preview

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With just nineteen days until the tournament kicks off, the Euro 2016 Group A is certainly an intriguing one. Hosts of the tournament, and many people’s favourite, France have drawn against Switzerland, Romania and Albania. It has been argued that the group selection gave the hosts an “easy” group but this will just add more pressure to Didier Deschamps‘ […] READ MORE


World Cup Announcements: Team Europe Roster Features Diversity

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Team Europe was the fifth team to announce their roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Wednesday. General manager Miroslav Satan, a Slovakian ex-NHLer, released the names of the first 16 players who will be a part of the European team. World Cup Announcements: Team Europe Roster This team selection is very effective […] READ MORE


2016 World Juniors: Players to Watch in Pool A

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The pre-tournament games are in the books, and teams are making their final preparations for the 2016 World Juniors taking place from December 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. Today we take a look at players to watch in Group A.  Group A will be playing the round robin portion of the […] READ MORE


Federer/Hingis to Represent Switzerland in the 2016 Olympic Games

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Roger Federer and Martina Hingis have been confirmed represent Switzerland in mixed doubles at the Rio 2016 Olympics . Speculation over the partnership has gone back a few months but now it has been confirmed. Rio 2016 will not be the first time these two represent Switzerland together. They played together in the Hopman Cup in 2001 beating the […] READ MORE


Kevin Mbabu: One For The Future

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Plucked from obscurity in January 2013, Kevin Mbabu was signed from Swiss club Servette as a 17-year-old as part of Newcastle’s former policy of recruiting young foreign talent. The dreadlocked defender had only made a single appearance for his first club before completing a successful trial on Tyneside, impressing the first-team coaching staff with his […] READ MORE


Davis Cup Semifinal Preview: Great Britain vs. Australia | Belgium vs. Argentina

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Even though the US Open is finished, the tennis season is far from over. For starters, the Davis Cup semifinals are beginning this weekend and will feature Britain against Australia and Belgium against Argentina. Great Britain vs. Australia will take place in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. The home team will feature Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, […] READ MORE


Can the Swiss sweep at Wimbledon?

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Can the Swiss sweep at Wimbledon? In the past this question wouldn’t be asked because there never was a good chance of a Swiss man and a Swiss woman winning Wimbledon in the same year. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s Martina Hingis was the dominant Swiss player. She challenged for Wimbledon titles and […] READ MORE


FIFA: From Money and Power to a Prison Shower (Parody)

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Editor’s Note: If the word “parody” in the title didn’t alert you… this is not a true story, but rather a satirical work of fiction based extremely loosely on current events.  It should not be taken seriously by anyone.   Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ at full volume, over-the-top displays of bromance, playful pillow fights […] READ MORE


2015 NHL Draft Profile #37: Jonas Siegenthaler

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE