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GRIZZLIES 97 PACERS 89

Down by 13 in the 3rd Grizzlies fought to take the lead and win the game by 8 behind Z-BO, Randolph scored 11 of his 22 points in the third, Randolph finish with 22 points 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-89 win over the Indiana.

HAWKS 102 | RAPTORS 109

SMADE SPORTS | NBA

ATLANTA HAWKS @ TORONTO RAPTORS

OCTOBER 29 2014 | AIR CANADA CENTRE | TORONTO, ON


 ATLANTA HAWK

102

 TORONTO RAPTORS

 109

 FINAL

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
ATL 22 30 19 31 102
TOR 24 36 26 23 109

GAME NOTES


SMADE Sports (Oct. 29th 2014) TORONTO |  Raptors was able to hold off a late rally from the Atlanta Hawks to win their first game of the season; the raptors fans came with energy and many was watching the game from outside the area. The Raptors all around had a poor night shooting the ball; DeRozan was 4/16 Kyle Lowry 3/11 and  Amir Johnson 7/15; however they had an all around night and didn’t let down their fans; they share the ball and find the hot hand at the right time to pull off the win. DeRozan had 15 points and set career-highs with 11 rebounds and 6 steals, Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists, Amir Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, and Terrence Ross had 13 for the Raptors. All five starters scored in double figures for the Raptors tonight in fact Seven Toronto players reached double figures in scoring. Showing Canada and the rest of the NBA why they had the best record in the preseason at 7 – 1 (W-L)


“We’re a team, we’re a complete team,” Lowry said. “Me and DeMar, we didn’t play as well offensively but we did other things to try to help the team win.”


The Atlanta Hawks continue to battle back all game but end up falling short; they of course was happy to have Al Horford back from knee injury, he was limited to only 29 minutes but played close to 32mins he grab 13 boards 12 points on 6/15 shooting and 3 assists. Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague and Mike Scott each led the team in scoring with 20 points for the Hawks, and Paul Millsap had 13 points and 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Big play came with 2:32 left in the 4th when Mike Scott and DeMarre Carroll hit Back-to-back 3-pointers capping off a 10-1 run to bring Atlanta within eight, 102-94, with only 2:30 left in the 4th quarter, Mike Scott then hit  another 3 with 1:27 left on the clock to cut the lead to four  points 103-99. The Hawks was able to cut Toronto once 19 point led into only 4, but that was as close as they got; the lead was just too much as Toronto was able to hit their free throws to seal the game.

The Raptors will travel to Orlando for match up with the Magics on Saturday at the Amway Center, Game Time 7:30 EST | NOV 1


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INACTIVE

  • Hawks: Jenkins, Payne
  • Raptors: Caboclo, Stiemsma

TECHNICAL FOULS

  • Hawks:
  • Raptors:

SCORING

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

ARENA STATS

  • Arena: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #74 Curtis Blair, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 19800
  • Duration: 2:24

AROUND THE NBA


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ROCKETS 108 | LAKERS 90

SMADE SPORTS

HOUSTON ROCKETS @ LOS ANGELES LAKERS

OCTOBER 28 2014 | STAPLES CENTER | LOS ANGELES, CA


HOU HOUSTON ROCKETS

          108

 LOS ANGELES LAKERSLAL

            90

 FINAL

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
HOU 31 31 23 23 108
LAL 19 26 24 21 90

GAME NOTES


SMADE Sports (Oct. 28th 2014) | The Houston Rockets open up it’s season with a 18 point blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers; James Harden was the  game leading scorer with 32 points and 6 assist  ; Harden was living at both the 3 point line where he shot 3/6 and the free throw line where he made 15/16 free throws attempts. The Rockets as a team left 16 points at the free throw line shooting 34/50 – 68%. Dwight Howard shot 7/16 which means that the rest of the team left 7 points at the free throw line; any team with Dwight Howard are any dominant force up front with poor free throw skills will take that. Dwight Howard however was definitely dominant last night, he paid the way for James Harden and the Rockets scoring; Dwight control the paint early grabbing rebounds and  scoring down low at will, with no one to stop him. Dwight was able to control the paint throughout the rest of the way, he was later toss in the 4th Quarter over a elbow to Kobe face; that turned into a little scuffle between the two former teammates; which lead to Kobe calling Dwight Howard soft.  Dwight Howard finish the night with 11 rebounds and 13 points, his first double-double of the season. Jones and Arzia added 16 points each at the starting forward spot. Jones finish the game with 13 rebounds for the Rockets, a game high.

The Los Angeles Lakers, on the other hand played just the way we thought they would, like a team that is going to rely on Kobes 36 year old legs that just came off 2 of the biggest injuries to his career. Kobe Bryant played like himselfs with 19 points on  6/17 shooting in 29mins, Black Mamba miss his only 3 point attempt  of the night. Fresh Laker Charlos Boozer added 17 points on 7/13 shooting; 3/3 from the free throw line. Jeremy Lin added 7 points on 1/5 shooting with 6 assist an 4 costly turnover. Ed Davis and Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to added 19 points, Davis with 11 and Clarkson with 8.

In the end the Lakers end up losing more than just by 18 points, they lost their young top rookie prospect  Julius Randle, the 7th overall pick in lost year draft to a broken foot. The injury came during the 4th Quarter on a drive to the basket by Randle who seems to came down on his foot pretty awkwardly, he was left off the court by his teammates with his leg wrapped up, as he was being carted out the arena Kobe whispered some words of wisdom to their young star.  We here at SMADE Sports wish Julius Randle a speedy recovery.

The Lakers will travel to Phoenix tonight to take on the Suns at the US Airways Arena, Game Time 7:30 PST | 10:30 EST

Over the next 4 games The Rockets will match up against the Jazz | Celtics | 76ers | and Heats. The Rockets and Jazz will square off tonight in Utah Game Time 6:00 PM PST | 9:00 PM ET


UPDATED October 29th 12:45 PM ET:

Julius Randle is done for the season; with a broken right leg!



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INACTIVE

  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson
  • Lakers: Nash, Young

TECHNICAL FOULS

  • Rockets: Harden, Howard
  • Lakers: Bryant

SCORING

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

ARENA STATS

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:46

Golden State Warriors new short sleeve Black Slate Alternate Jersey

“We have the best fans in the NBA, and with Twitter and other social media giants being headquartered in our backyard, it made sense for us to allow the power of Twitter and social media, along with our fans, to tell the story of our latest alternate uniform,” said  “As an organization, we are always striving to be at the forefront of innovation and constantly looking for original and unique ways to engage our tremendous community and fan base.”

[GALLERY] [TMC 24|7] Lexus NX and Agnieska Radwanska (with Behind Scenes Video)

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A Beautiful Photoshoot with the 2015 Lexus NX and one of the top ten tennis player in the world the beautiful Agnieska Radwanska, who have been apart of the Lexus family since 2012, back then on the grand stage at the Wimbledon facing off against tennis number one and powerhouse Serena Williams. Today Ms. Radwanska is 25 years old and is Sexy and Beautiful as ever!, Just like the NX, that’s why she’s the perfect one to show the sex appeal and the beauty of the Lexus NX F Sport Hybrid and the rest of the NX Family. The NX goes on sale in Europe at the end of October and in the United States in November with the Lexus RC.

 

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– Lexus 

– Lexus UK

– Agnieska Rodwanska 

  • Lexus Poland (Lexus Polska)

 

[BREAKING] U.S Track Star Torrin Lawrence Dead at 25!

BRONX | NEW YORK | July 25
U.S Track Star and IAAF World Championship gold medalist Torrin Lawrence died this morning when a truck crashed into his car after a tire blew out on Interstate 75 in Georgia around 1:45 a.m early this morning, he was only 25.
Lawrence was driving when this vehicle tired blew out and his car came to rest in the middle of the highway, Mr. Lawrence was able to call 911 from his car,while awaiting assistance, a truck rear ended his vehicle causing Mr. Lawrence to be thrown from the vehicle instantly killing the young track star. Many of supports took to twitter to spread their love, and sorrow for Torrin.
A on sence officer commented on the matter

“We’re not exactly sure where he was in relation to the car,”

the continued

 “He was caught up in the accident.”

the cop commented to NBC
Lawrence, 25, attended University of Georgia, where he ran for the Georgia Bulldogs in the 400 meters and 300 meters, where he set the record for the first 300 meter indoor record, a record in which still stand today. Torrin Lawrence has competed for the USA Track team around the world. Earlier this year he competed for the U.S at the 2014 IAAF World Relays Championship in Nassau, Bahamas in the 4X400 relay race, where the United States went on to finish first capturing the gold medal.
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According to Sisc (SMADE INFORMATION AND STATISTICAL DEPARTMENT); Competition wise Torrin Lawrence best years was during 2010 while still attending the University OF Georgia. Lawrence saw major achievements:

  • Lawrence ran a time of 45.23 seconds capturing his first collegiate title in the 400 meters
  • At the Tyson Invitationals, Torrin Lawrence ran the 400 meters with a time of 45.03 seconds, a record for the World Indoor Championships
  • At the SEC Indoor Championships Lawrence ran a time of 45.10 seconds
  • His 45.03 is the seventh fastest indoor 400m in history
  • Lawrence achieved his fifth fastest time in history; at the Hokie Invitational where he ran the 300 meters with a time of 32.32 seconds
  • Lawrence ran the 3 fastest time during his career in 2010

Torrin Lawarence Career Personal Best

Event Time Location/Stadiums Date
Outdoor
100 m 10.40 Jacksonville April 10, 2008
200 m 20.51 (+2.8 m/s) Gainesville June 4, 2012
400 m 45.32 Kortrijk December 7, 2014
Indoor
300 m 32.32 Blacksburg January 22, 2010
400 m 45.03 Fayetteville February 12, 2010

 
 

Colombian Star James Rodriguez set to Join Real Madrid

BRONX, NEW YORK | The World Cup leading goal scorer and winner of the golden boot Colombia star man James Rodriguez is set to join Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema at Real Madrid Next season.
James Rodriguez played for Monaco last season for $60.8 million; he appeared in 38 matches for the French club in Ligue 1 scoring 10 goals and finish in second place behind Paris Saint-Germain. The transfer from former club Monaco was compete last night, James Rodriguez will join Real Madrid for 6years worth $121 million in transfer fees.
Once the World Cup was over every football club in the world wanted a piece of Colombia number 10, however the 23year old Colombian star only wanted to play for one team and that was”Los Blancos” Real Madrid, a statement he made to Marca; a Spanish newspaper. Once those comments was made it was Real Madrid destin to get the young star alongside it’s big star Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, who also had a breakout World Cup with France national team.
Rodriguez comments on Real Madrid Interest

“It’s really flattering to know that a club of Real Madrid’s stature is interested in me. It’d be a dream to join the club of my dreams,”

The 23year old star also added:

“Would I jump at the chance to go to Real? No doubt about it, my answer is a resounding yes,”

James Rodriguez was sure to be the biggest name not just in football but in every sports around the world after was what was a stellar performance for his national club; and himself, scoring 6 goals; 2 assists putting his team in position to win at the end of every game. .
Football club around the world was sure to put is name atop of all transfer list and players to watch are signed. The world of sports took notice of who James Rodriguez is, Cleveland star Lebron James tweeted who his favorite play of the World Cup was
The group stages was where Rodriguez shines he was able to score in every match in the World Cup, he won man of the match 3 of 4 times during the group stages and 1 of 2 after the group stages. Matches against Japan and Greece was his best games he scored 1 goal completed 21 passes often setting up Jackson who scored twice, Rodriguez help Colombia to a 4 – 1 win against Japan and a 3 – 0 win over Greece, where he scored in the 90+3 mark his only goal of that match.
The Colombian national team in my option has to feel proud of the way they played and their achievements, Colombia finish at top of Group C – with 9 points winning every one of their group matches scoring 9 goals and only allowing 2 goals.
The Colombians who made it past the round of 16 for the very first time, saw a star rise right in front of their eyes on the worlds biggest stage, James Rodriguez World Cup performance was definitely one for the ages, he put his self and team in position to succeed and that’s exactly what happened, his country was very proud of what the team accomplishment not only beating very wealthy opponents but making it as far as they did coming out on top of a spectacular Group C. The country was so proud that majority of the country greet the club at the airport celebrating throughout the streets of Colombia.
The team hard work paid off and now James Rodriguez get his chance not only at a great pay check but also to play on the world biggest stage in La Liga for the world biggest team Real Madrid alongside the worlds biggest star Cristiano Ronaldo and in the world of football biggest rivalry between Real Madrid C.F and F.C Barcelona against the World Best player Lionel Messi, so he differently has it cut out for him next season, however am sure he will be fine after all he did succeed on the worlds biggest stage in sports the World Cup for a very hostile country in Colombia.
 

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MLB ALL-STAR ROSTER ANNOUNCED!

EVENT: 2014 Major League Baseball Game

DATE: July 15, 2014

STADIUM: Target Field

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota

HOSTING LEAGUE: American League (DH)

CHANNEL AVAILABILITY: FOX Sports and MLB TV (USA)

 
SMADE SPORTS | NY, NEW YORK | This years MLB ALL-STAR game is set to take place at the Twins brand new home at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MLB today officially release the names of the players from both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) named to this years ALL-STAR Team (AST). Oakland Athletics features the most amount of players name to the ALL-STAR team with 6 players. The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers both sending 4 each making them tied for the most players playing on the NL ALL-STAR Team.
 

2014 MLB ALL-STAR ROSTER


 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

STARTERS

STARTERS

 

Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals

Yadier Molina, C, St. Louis Cardinals

Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers

Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks

Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners

Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies

Derek Jeter, SS, New York Yankees

Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado Rockies

Josh Donaldson, 3B, Oakland Athletics

Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers

Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

Carlos Gomez, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles

Yasiel Puig, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

Nelson Cruz, DH, Baltimore Orioles

Giancarlo Stanton, DH, Miami Marlins

 

AL RESERVES

 

NL RESERVES

Derek Norris, C, Oakland Athletics

Jonathan Lucroy, C, Brewers

Kurt Suzuki, C, Minnesota Twins

Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds

Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox

Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves

Victor Martinez, 1B, Detroit Tigers

Dee Gordon, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers

Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays

Daniel Murphy, 2B, New York Mets

Brandon Moss, 1B/OF, Oakland Athletics

Starlin Castro, SS, Chicago Cubs

Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros

Todd Frazier, 3B, Cincinnati Reds

Alexei Ramirez, SS, Chicago White Sox

Matt Carpenter, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals

Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas Rangers

Josh Harrison, IF/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Oakland Athletics

Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies

Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals

Hunter Pence, OF, San Francisco Giants

Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians

 

AL PITCHERS

 

NL PITCHERS

Yu Darvish, RHP, Texas Rangers

Johnny Cueto, RHP, Cincinnati Reds

Max Scherzer, RHP, Detroit Tigers

Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

Felix Hernandez, RHP, Seattle Mariners

Zack Greinke, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

Masahiro Tanaka, RHP, New York Yankees

Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Francisco Giants

Jon Lester, LHP, Boston Red Sox

Adam Wainwright, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

David Price, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays

Tyson Ross, RHP, San Diego Padres

Scott Kazmir, LHP, Oakland Athletics

Jordan Zimmermann, RHP, Washington Nationals

Mark Buehrle, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays

Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta Braves

Sean Doolittle, LHP, Oakland Athletics

Craig Kimbrel, RHP Atlanta Braves

Greg Holland, RHP, Kansas City Royals

Aroldis Chapman, LHP, Cincinnati Reds

Glen Perkins, LHP, Minnesota Twins

Francisco Rodriguez, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers

Dellin Betances, RHP, New York Yankees

Tony Watson, LHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

Pat Neshek, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

 

BY THE NUMBERS | BREAKING DOWN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE


 
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AMERICAN LEGUAE BRAKE PLAYERS/TEAM BREAKDOWN

BREAKDOWN TEAMS

AMOUNT

 
AL Team With The Most Players Name To AL-AST

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

6

 
AL Division With The Most Players Name To AL-AST

2-TIE

AL CENTRAL

AL WEST

 

11/Each

 
Al Team With The Least Amount Of Players Name To AL-AST

5-TIES

HUSTON ASTROS

BOSTON RED SOX

TAMPA BAY RAYS

CLEVELAND INDIANS

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

 

1/Each

AL Team With Most Players Name To AL-AST Starting Line-Up

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

2

 
AL Team With The Most Pitchers Name To AL-AST

2- TIE

NEW YORK YANKEES

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

   

2

 

2

 
Amount Of AL Players Named To AL-AST

32

 
Amount of AL Players name to AST from AL EAST

10

 
Amount of RHP(right hand pitchers) Name to AL-AST

6

 
AL Team with the Most RHP name to AL-AST

NEW YORK YANKEES

2

 
AL Position player with the Most Tentor to AL-AST

DEREK JETER

14TH AL-AST

 

 
 
 
 
 
This ALL-STAR game will be a special one to watch for all New Yorkers; Derek Jeters Fans; New York Yankees fan,and yes BASEBALL FANS; because this will not only be Derek Jeter 14th MLB ALL-STAR appearance but it will be his last and just like last year with Mariano Rivera, who retired last season, many of the MLB teams pay tribute to him, even though for most years Mariano Rivera spend all his time with the Yankees; winning championships and closing out the other teams sending them home empty-handed. However we all know that Mariano Rivera, was not just an awesome Pitcher and Closer but an awesome person, he spend many of his off days helping the less fortunate and kids all over the world, he was also the last person able to wear the fully retired 42 number of the great Jackie Robinson. Derek Jeter, one of the most loved/hated but choose to love person in baseball, not only has he also been a Yankee all his life, he was the face of the Most expensive sports franchise in the world, and doing it while winning after winning, lets say hes very lucky that he was handsome, Just like Mo, DJ or the Captain, as accomplish so many things in baseball Mariano Rivera, the all time save leader, Derek Jeter, Yankees all time hits leader with over 3000 hits; something that has only been done a few times before. However you look at it hate him are love him it his last and for such a wonderful player he deserve everything.
 MLB is also conducting a 92-Hour voting blitz in which unique campaign alliances will form, digital balloting records likely will be smashed and you will decide on a position player for the National League and a pitcher for the American League.
Managers Mike Matheny of the NL and John Farrell of the AL, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, have presented you with five nominees so you can decide the 34th and final roster spots for the 85th All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field in Minnesota. Balloting is underway until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, and winners will be announced soon after on MLB.com.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
P Dallas Keuchel, HOU
P Corey Kluber, CLE
P Rick Porcello, DET
P Garrett Richards, LAA
P Chris Sale, CWS

NATIONAL LEAGUE
1B Justin Morneau, COL
2B Anthony Rendon, WAS
1B Anthony Rizzo, CHC
3B Casey McGehee, MIA
OF Justin Upton, ATL

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2014 FIFA WORLD CUP | ARGENTINA VS IRAN


FIFA WORLD CUP | ARGENTINA VS IRAN | JUNE 21 2014 | Belo Horizonte | In a match where Iran dominates defensively holding Argentina team scoreless for 90 minutes, it was Lionel Messi Argentina national hero to the rescue. Argentina has played poorly so far in a weak Group F, in the first match against Bosnia, the team got its first goal off a set piece free kick from Messi that bounce off a Bosnia player into the goal, Bosnia responded scoring and tied the game up at one a piece. Argentina looks terrible throughout the hold game, it was Messi left foot that save them given them a 2 – 1 win over Bosnia. Iran on the other hand came into this game with nothing to lose, and haven’t given up a goal so far in the World Cup, playing Nigeria to a tie 0 – 0 in a game that Nigeria, the African Champions was supposed to win, Iran played amazing, play like a team with nothing to lose, and that was the mentally they bring to this game versus Argentina.

Argentina controlled 70% of the ball possession with more than 500 pass completed, they took 19 shots 9 only on target. Iran on the other hand with only 30% ball possession was able to get off 8 total shots with just about 4 on target get and less than 140 competed passes. That told you how much of a defensive minded game Iran played, at one point in the game Iran had all 11-Players defending against Argentina, who couldn’t get any shot through those brick walls, every shot was block at some point by a Iran defenders. Iran was very physical committing 14 of 22 fouls with 2 yellow cards.

BY THE NUMBERS

ARGENTINA  

IRAN

80 DANGEROUS ATTACKS

20

19 TOTAL ATTEMPTS

8

17 DELIVERIES IN PENALTY AREA

5

8 CLEARANCES

29

510 PASSES COMPLETED

136

9 ON-TARGET SHOTS

4

1 GOAL

0

4 BLOCKED

1

4 SAVES

3

10 OFF-TARGET

4

0 WOODWORK

0

However and what the World Cup has showed us so far is that you can’t win playing only defense this, isn’t the NBA or the NFL this is the World Cup, the best guys each country has to offer is on the field and on the sidelines ready to step-in, Iran tho didn’t not have that big name player and even those they haven’t gave up a goal until this match they haven’t’ scored as well, and they didn’t have Lionel Messi left foot, Argentina did and for the first 90 minutes contained that left foot, but in the first minutes of extra time Argentina number 10 went to that left one last time and this time it was the goalden chance striking from out side the box straight pass Iran goal keeper, straight into the back of the net, given Argentina another win, saving them possible of been trash by the media, and that trash would have gone straight to Messi not the Argentina team. Same way it has been for Ronaldo and Portugal.

MATCH DETAILS

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WEEKLY| 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP | ITALY VS COSTA RICA

JUNE 18 2014, NY, New York | In a World Cup where; South American Teams dominates, with a record of 10-0-4, in which 2 of those lost are by Honduras losing to France and Ecuador and Ecuador losing Switzerland and Uruguay losing to Costa Rica in other world South American teams playing on their home continent has been suburb 4 of the 3 loses are by the hands of other South American counter parts and Switzerland win came with about 5 Seconds left in extras, given Europe their first win over their South American rivals, who has been beating and sending homes European teams, such as the “World Champions” Spain by the hands of Chile, in what the world look at as an upset however, Chileans and other teams from South America saw it as adding another one to the list of doomed teams. England lead by Rooney was the other team sent home early by the hands of Uruguay. England was looking for help from their other European team “Italy who if beat Costa Rica, would give England a chance to not become a victim of team that get sent home by other South American Teams.

 

Italy was unfortunate, as they look like a compete different team out their on the field, Italy just lack the sense of urgency they needed to push them on the 3 points side of the match. Often Costa Rica made the great Italia team look pretty much like an amuture team. Mario BALOTELLI pick up a yellow card, and often was over stress, although the game ended in a win 0 – 1 win for Costa Rica, they played harder than what the scoreboard shows. Costa Rica control 42% of the ball compared to 58% by the Italians, they completed 522 pass with 10 Shot 6 on target, Costa Rica however had the same amount of shots and on target shots but did one better scoring the games only goal, which came off the foot of Costa Rica forward and captain Bryan RUIZ in the 44′. Each coach had a very different outlook on the game.

“It was a lovely game and we’re really pleased by how Bryan [Ruiz] got his goal at such an important time, just before the interval. We were playing against an incredible team and we’re very proud,”

Jorge Luis Pinto, Costa Rica Coach 

 We could see that it was a very slow pitch and that, what’s more, we knew we’d be up against an exceptionally well-organised and physically strong Costa Rica team, one which knows how to make the most of any open spaces. When you come up against a side that are more athletic than you, you have to be more organised than them – and we weren’t. Unfortunately, after we conceded the goal we weren’t capable to responding: we tried to create one-on-one situations on the flanks but we never really managed to take advantage of them. But now’s not the time to be negative, instead we need to recharge our batteries because in three days we’ll have another chance to clinch a Round of 16 spot. In truth, when the draw was made we knew this would be a tough group and that there was a good chance of finding ourselves in a position like this: taking on Uruguay in an absolutely decisive game.

 Cesare Prandelli, Italy Coach

It was a great game, if your a fan of intense football, or even simply a spectator, or if you love defense, this was the game for you. However if you was a Italian or just a fan of the Italian team you wasn’t going to be too happy. If you love goals and preferred it then you wasn’t too happy about this game either way, you wasn’t going to be happy; but sometimes you have to appreciate defense. Bryan Ruiz, who is the captain of a Costa Rican squad that’s moving on to the round of 16 with the win; and also scored the game only goal, and the winner of the “Man of the Match” award made a few comments after the game acknowledging the team as a whole and the win; as they looks the next week game and to the round of 16.

It was a great win but, on the other hand, it’s worth highlighting that the whole team believed that this was possible, particularly after we beat Uruguay. I think it’s only now, a little after the game, that it’s sinking in how much this achievement will mean to the people of Costa Rica.

 

 


BY THE NUMBERS


ITALY COSTA RICA
33 DANGEROUS ATTACKS 31
10 TOTAL ATTEMPTS 10
6 DELIVERIES IN PENALTY AREA 7
12 CLEARANCES 16
522 PASSES COMPLETED 304
10 SHOTS 10
6 ON-TARGET 6
0 GOAL 1
2 BLOCKED 1
4 SAVES 4
4 OFF-TRAGET 4
0 WOODWORK 0


 MATCH REPORT


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PLAYERS REPORT


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GROUP REPORT; POINT LEADERS; SCHEDULED


GROUP d
NATIONS (TEAMS) W D L GA GS GD POINTS GR MP
URUGUAY (URU) 1 0 1 4 3 -1 3 3RD 2
COSTA RICA (CRC) 2 0 0 1 4 +3 6 1ST 2
 X ENGLAND (ENG) 0 0 2 4 2 -2 0 4TH 2
ITALY (ITA) 1 0 1 2 2 EVEN 3 2ND 2
W= WIND= DRAWL= LOSE GA= GOALS ALLOWEDGS= GOAL SCOREDGD= GOAL DIFFERENCES POINTS(PTS) = GROUP POINTSGR= GROUP RANKSMP= MATCH PLAYED

x – England has officially been eliminated from competition and has one match left. 

 


GROUP D SCHEDULED


 

Date

Match

City 

Match No

Time (LT)

FINAL SCORE

06.14.2014

Uruguay – Costa Rica

FORTALEZA

7

16:00

1 – 3

06.14.2014

England – Italy

MANAUS

8

18:00

1 – 3

06.19.2014

Uruguay – England

SAO PAULO

23

16:00

2 – 1

06.20.2014

Italy – Costa Rica

RECIFE

24

13:00

0 – 1

06.24.2014

Italy – Uruguay

NATAL

39

13:00

06.24.2014

Costa Rica – England

BELO HORIZONTE

40

13:00

 

GALLERIA | FIFA WORLD CUP | CROATIA VS CAMEROON | HD PHOTO GALLERY

FIFA WORLD CUP | GROUP A | CROATIA VS CAMEROON | JUNE 18 2014 | MANAUS, BRAZIL


CROATIA AFTER GETTING BEAT BY BRAZIL; IN THE 2014 WORLD CUP OPENER; THEY REBOUNDED BEATING CAMEROON 2 – 0 IN A GAME THEY WAS ESPECTED TO LOSE EVEN WITH CAMEROON STRIKER ETO’O OUT DUE TO INJURY.


SMADE Galleria | CROATIA VS CAMEROON HIGH DEFINITION GALLERY