Lionel Messi

Kobe vs. Messi: The Selfie Shootout.

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08.12.2013 - Atentos y asumidos desde hace tiempo que la mejor manera de explotar la imagen publicitaria de Leo Messi es no hacerlo hablar, los publicistas contratados por Turkish Airlines continuan de tal modo la saga que enfrenta a la Pulga vs la estrella del basquet, Kobe Bryant.

World Champions Japan Give Brazil Lessons ’4-1′ & And Germany Women’s Team On Track For Euro 2013

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Japan cemented their position as World Champions last night when they defeated the Selecao feminina (Brazil) 4-1 at the Kobe Stadium. Que aconteceu, irmãs? (what happened, sisters?) Granted, it was only an exhibition match to commemorate the Kirin Challenge's Cup and everybody knows how the Japanese love inviting friendly teams under the pretext of winning a "grand" trophy.

Is Messi the Greatest?

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photo credit: AchimH

If there is one thing in sports that makes we want to puke, its when a young professional athlete is either:

A) Compared to a legend


B) Considered even greater then these legends


But in the case of young Lionel Messi of Barcelona it just might be true.

J League

Goggles on! J-league match falls into dissaray thanks to sopping wet pitch

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Players have got it pretty good in the Premier League nowadays. Any standing water on a pitch and the game is called off in a heartbeat the chances of looking like complete amphibious clowns are minimal. Thankfully, such killjoy measures have clearly not quite made it to the J-League in Japan just yet.

J League Results March 6 2011

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Saturday 5 March

Last season's champions Nagoya Grampus kicked off the new J. League season with a 1-1 draw against Yokohama F Marinos in front of 27,153 spectators at Toyota Stadium. Gamba Osaka won the Osaka derby 2-1 against last season's surprise package Cerezo, while Kashima Antlers were held to a surprise home draw.

J League Results October 24

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Sunday 24 October

Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3 Shonan Bellmare 0
Kyoto Sanga 1 Gamba Osaka 2
Kashima Antlers 2 Yokohama F Marinos 0
Omiya Ardija 2 Kawasaki Frontale 2

Saturday 23 October

Jubilo Iwata 2 Urawa Reds 1
Vissel Kobe 1 Nagoya Grampus 2
Montedio Yamagata 0 Shimizu S-Pulse 3
Cerezo Osaka 0 Vegalta Sendai 0
FC Tokyo 1 Albirex Niigata 1

The highest attendance was 23,074 for the FC Tokyo v Albirex Niigata game.

J League Results October 3

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Sunday 3 October

Jubilo Iwata 0 Yokohama F Marinos 0
FC Tokyo 3 Shonan Bellmare 0

Saturday 2 October

Montedio Yamagata 2 Gamba Osaka 1
Omiya Ardija 1 Urawa Reds 2
Kyoto Sanga 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3
Vissel Kobe 0 Kawasaki Frontale 4
Kashima Antlers 1 Shimizu S-Pulse 1
Nagoya Grampus 2 Vegalta Sendai 1
Cerezo Osaka 2 Albirex Niigata 1

The highest attendance was 33,660 for the Ardija v Urawa game.

J. League Results September 26 2010

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Sunday 26 September

FC Tokyo 0 Omiya Ardija 1
Vissel Kobe 0 Cerezo Osaka 0

Saturday 25 September

Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Nagoya Grampus 5
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Montedio Yamagata 1 Shonan Bellmare 1
Urawa Reds 2 Albirex Niigata 0
Kyoto Sanga 0 Jubilo Iwata 1
Kawasaki Frontale 1 Gamba Osaka 2
Yokohama F Marinos 0 Vegalta Sendai 1

The highest attendance was 31,973 at Urawa.

J. League Results May 9-10 2010

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Sunday 10 May

Montedio Yamagata 0 FC Tokyo 3
Vegalta Sendai 1 Nagoya Grampus 2

Saturday 9 May

Urawa Reds 2 Yokohama F Marinos 3
Shimizu S-Pulse 0, Albirex Niigata 2
Vissel Kobe 3, Jubilo Iwata 0

J.League Table

Shimizu S-Pulse P 11 Pts 24
Nagoya Grampus P 11 Pts 22
Kawasaki Frontale P 10 Pts 20
Urawa Reds P 11 Pts 19
Kashima Antlers P 10 Pts 18

Leading Scorers

Josh Kennedy, Nagoya Grampus 7
Renatinho, Kawasaki Frontale 6
Kazuma Watanabe, Yokohama F Marinos 6
Ryoichi Maeda, Jubilo Iwata 6
Shinji Kagawa, Cerezo Osaka 6
Chong Tese, Kawasaki Frontale 5
Shinji Okazaki, Shimizu S-Pulse 5
Shoki Hirai, Gamba Osaka 5

Previous Results


J. League Results 10-11 April 2010

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Sunday 11 April

Shimizu S-Pulse 5 Vegalta Sendai 1
Vissel Kobe 0 Montedio Yamagata 2

Saturday 10 April

Albirex Niigata 0 Urawa Reds 2
FC Tokyo 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Kyoto Sanga 0, Nagoya Grampus 2
Omiya Ardija 1 Gamba Osaka 3
Sanfrecce Hiroshima 0 Kawasaki Frontale 3
Shonan Bellmare 0 Jubilo Iwata 0
Yokohama F Marinos 0 Cerezo Osaka 0


J. League Results 27-28 March 2010

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Sunday 28 March

Gamba Osaka 2 Vegalta Sendai 2
Omiya Ardija 0 FC Tokyo 2

Saturday 27 March

Cerezo Osaka 2 Urawa Reds 3
Jubilo Iwata 2 Kyoto Sanga 3
Kawasaki Frontale 0 Shimizu S-Pulse 0
Kashima Antlers 3 Montedio Yamagata 1
Shonan Bellmare 2 Albirex Niigata 0
Vissel Kobe 1 Yokohama F Marinos 1


J. League Results March 20-21 2010

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Sunday 21 March

Montedio Yamagata 1 Urawa Reds 1
Nagoya Grampus 2 Jubilo Iwata 0

Saturday 20 March

FC Tokyo 0 Cerezo Osaka 0
Gamba Osaka 0 Albirex Niigata 0
Kyoto Sanga 2 Vegalta Sendai 1
Omiya Ardija 0 Kashima Antlers 1
Shonan Bellmare 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 3
Shimizu S-Pulse 1 Vissel Kobe 0
Yokohama F Marinos 4 Kawasaki Frontale 0


J. League Results 13-14 March 2010

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Sunday 14 March

Cerezo Osaka 1 Gamba Osaka 1
Kyoto Sanga 1 Kashima Antlers 1
Urawa Reds 1 FC Tokyo 0
Vissel Kobe 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2

Saturday 13 March

Albirex Niigata 1 Jubilo Iwata 1
Nagoya Grampus 2 Kawasaki Frontale 3
Shimizu S-Pulse 3 Montedio Yamagata 0
Vegalta Sendai 3 Omiya Ardija 1
Yokohama F Marinos 3 Shonan Bellmare 0



Show Time with the WNT

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Kobe Bryant with his Southern California U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning teammates

Seven U.S. WNT players joined their Olympicteammates as guests of the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 4 at Staples Center to take in the game and get honored at halftime.

Perhaps the Olympians brought the Lakers a bit of luck, as the Kobe's team won their first game (of many Ws we think) of the year.

Is OKC the Next Dynasty in U.S. Sports?

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Not Household Names: Ibaka, Sefolosha Dynasties are rare. Most fans would agree only the Kobe Lakers, the Jeter Yankees and Brady Pats have come about over the last 15 years or so.

It takes a lot of skill, timing and luck for a dynasty to gel and materialize.

It looks like OKC is destined to be the next one.

Sunday Dawns Bright(ish)

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Actually, it's another grey morning here in Lewiston ... but if memory serves, the sun will break through!Â

Yesterday was full of wonderful moments, great and small ... and I must say that by @ 8PM I was ready for bed (while the students, embarking on their last night of undergraduate life .

Weird Soccer-Basketball Mutual Appreciation Society Twist

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The Lakers played the Wizards apparently the other night. There is no video to prove it but word is Kobe had a hat-trick and Josh Wolff messed around and had a triple-double. No word on whether or not Becks was court-side but I'm assured that the Laker Girls were in fine form.


Calendario Mundial Femenil Sub 20 Japon

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Grupo A Sede

19/Ago - 05:20 Miyagi
Japón vs México 19/Ago - 02:20 Miyagi
Nueva Zelanda vs Suiza 22/Ago - 02:20 Miyagi
México vs Suiza 22/Ago - 05:20 Miyagi
Japón vs Nueva Zelanda 26/Ago - 05:20 Kobe
México vs Nueva Zelanda 26/Ago - 05:20 Tokyo
Suiza vs Japón

Grupo B Sede

19/Ago - 01:00 Saitama
Brasil vs Italia 19/Ago - 04:00 Saitama
Nigeria vs Rep.

Un 09 de Abril

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1979: En el Hotel Copacabana Palace de Río de Janeiro se reúnen por primera vez Diego Armando Maradona y Pelé. El encuentro lo gestó la revista El Gráfico de Argentina, a través de sus periodistas Guillermo Blanco y Ricardo Alfieri (fotógrafo).

Mundial Sub-17 - Japão - 1993

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O quinto mundial sub-17, foi realizado no Japão em 1993, entre os dias 21/08/1993 e 04/09/1993.

As cidades escolhidas para acolher jogos, foram: Tóquio, Kobe, Nagoya, Gifu e Hiroshima.

Foram mantidos o número de 16 seleções de todos os continentes do mundo.


Definen sedes y calendario del Mundial Sub 20

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El comité organizador del Mundial Sub 20, en conjunto con FIFA, se han declarado listas para albergar a las 16 selecciones que lucharán por el título de la especialidad del 18 de agosto al 8 de septiembre.

Las ciudades y estadios sedes son los siguientes:

* Estadio Miyagi Miyagi

* Estadio Komaba Saitama

* Estadio Nacional- Tokio

* Estadio Univer de Kobe Kobe

*Estadio Gran Arco de Hiroshima Hiroshima

Los grupos aún no han sido definidos, recordando que las selecciones calificadas al momento son : Estados Unidos, Canadá, México, Argentina, Brasil, Alemania, Suiza, Noruega, Italia, Alemania, China, Corea del Norte, Japón, Corea del Sur, en espera de las representantes de África y Oceanía.

Candidatura mundialista Japón 2022.

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Sedes (11): Ibaraki, Kobe, Niigata, Oita, Osaka, Saitama, Sapporo, Shizuoka, Tokio, Toyota y Yokohama. Estadios (13): 12 se renovarán y uno se construirá.Entradas: 3.289.000 Alojamientos: 96.000 habitaciones Presupuesto (Copa Confederaciones 2021 y Mundial 2022): 843,4 millones dólares Experiencia: Mundial 2002 coorganizado con Corea del Sur.

English Premier League

Languagecaster Predictions: 6 pointers, top of the table clashes and Champions Leage

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A globe trotting list of games on this week\'s languagecaster predictions - Arsenal v Tigre, AC Milan v Barca, Kobe v Tokyo and more.

Arsenal players at the Lakers game in London

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Robin Van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Cesc Fabregas and Carlos Vela watch the match between my hometown LA Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves during their NBA Europe Live basketball match at the O2 Arena, in London. Kobe and the guys actually got a chance to go out and see the match between Arsenal and Chelsea the day before and were really impressed by the atmosphere.

***EXCLUSIVE*** Nike ‘Write the Future’ Campaign

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Nike today unveils an action-packed film that brings together some of the world's greatest players to inspire football lovers and sports fans around the world. The epic three-minute "Write the Future" film takes people on a journey that dramatically captures that one moment when headlines are written from a single pass, or one strike can bring a nation eternal happiness, while bringing others to their knees.

Real Madrid

LA LIGA LUNES : Ballon D’or Winner Homare Sawa Meets Xavi, Mourinho Reads Notes & Sevilla Coach Gets The Boot

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Welcome to a slightly late edition of La Liga Lunes (La Liga Monday!) Over the weekend, the Women's FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Homare Sawa met up with Barcelona maestro Xavi at the club's training ground. Her team, INAC Kobe from the Japanese Women's league, played a friendly against Barcelona's female squad (highlights below).

Noticias: Marta’s New Team & Guti Says He Likes Falling In Love….

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Ok, we're only posting this photo because the fabulous Cristianeeee is in it! But as always, the big news in women's football today belongs to Marta "O Melhor" who has joined FC Gold Pride in the USA. She was formerly a player of Los Angeles Sol (where she did those awesome appearances with Kobe) but sadly, LA Sol's potential new owners backed out at the last minute as a result, their players had to look for other teams.

The Rest

FC Tokyo And Vissel Kobe Laugh In Face Of Health & Safety, Play On Completely Water-Logged Pitch (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Good to see the J-League aren't scared of a bit of surface moisture...

Amazingly enough, Kobe still managed to win 1-0!

Video: 101GG

Dos grandes dicen adiós a sus selecciones

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Una leyenda se despide de toda competencia internacional con su país: Homare Sawa. Balón de Oro FIFA, campeona mundial, medallista olímpica, multicampeona en Nadeshiko League, sencillamente una trayectoria impresionante.

Sawa decide poner fin a su carrera con la selección japonesa, a la cual capitaneó por años.

Jogo 0771/2011 - Amistoso - Japão 1x0 Vietnã

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/10/2011, na cidade de Kobe-JPN, onde jogaram as seleções do Japão (15º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Vietnã (130º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
1974Seoul 20/05/1973 VIE0:4 (0:2)JPN First stage
Copa da Ásia
2007Hanoi 16/07/2007 VIE1:4 (1:2)JPN First stage
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Chaiya Mahapab-THA

O único gol do jogo, foi de Tadanari Lee, aos 24 minutos do primeiro tempo.

Twitter: Bill Simmons and Keith Olbermann Twitter Fight

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Have you seen the Twitter war between Bill Simmons and Keith Olbermann? Bill Simmons, of ESPN, and Keith Olbermann, formerly of ESPN and soon to be a host of a show on something called Current TV, have a history of not liking each other. The two rivals started up a Twitter war today that is actually getting pretty interesting.

J. League Results September 12 2010

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Sunday 12 September

Montedio Yamagata 0 Nagoya Grampus 1
Urawa Reds 1 FC Tokyo 0

Saturday 11 September

Albirex Niigata 1 Gamba Osaka 2
Omiya Ardija 3 Shimizu S-Pulse 0
Cerezo Osaka 1 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1
Kashima Antlers 1 Vegalta Sendai 0
Kyoto Sanga 3 Vissel Kobe 0
Yokohama F Marinos 3 Kawasaki Frontale 1
Jubilo Iwata 3 Shonan Bellmare 2


Media Watch

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Here are a few doozies........

This guy thinks the Ryder Cup is exciting but soccer will never make it.

This is an unbiased article but it contains some truly assinine comments from the jackal known as Glen Beck.

Not necessarily negative, but a buzz kill nonetheless.

This guy should probably stick to the NBA.

Hey Neven – Enjoy the Rest of Your Summer, and Other Random Thoughts on the US Victory

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As the US team prepares to face Ghana in the round of 16, and the rest of us recover from yesterday's game and steel ourselves for Saturday, a few random thoughts:

Neven Subotic can now work on his tan. Subotic joins Giuseppe Rossi as potential American soccer players who would have had a far more satisfying tournament had they chosen differently.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Football

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Ducky's Note : The semester is finally over and Lighter The Pundit, looks back on it in the same loving way that you look at a half-boil in the sink the day after. So, if what follows seems self-indulgent, it is.

Oh, and also, being a Stones kinda guy, he finds the excessive Beatles referencing downright offensive.

Thursday photo shoot

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1. Holden has the Euro look -- via The Offside Rules

2. Monaco ad w/ players & fans -- via Futbolita

3. Scholes looks uncoordinated -- via Dirty Tackle

4. Spot the player (Pique?) -- via Kickette

5. Mikey Owen taping up -- via Daily Mail