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06/24/2010 - 12:06pm
Italy loses, ousted from World Cup

Slovakia knocked off defending World Cup champion Italy 3-2 Thursday in Johannesburg to eliminate the Italians from the competition. The game finished with a flurry of goals in the final 15 minutes as Italy mounted a furious comeback bid.

 

Robert Vittek scored in the 25th minute and again in the 73rd to give Slovakia a 2-0 avdvantage. Italy answered with a goal in the 81st minute by Antonio Di Natale and had a potential tying goal waved off due to a very close offsides call shortly thereafter. Just before the end of regulation time, Kamil Kopunek broke through the Italy defense, pounced on a throw-in and tipped the ball over a diving goalie to make it 3-1. Fabio Quagliarella scored in stoppage time for the Italians.


06/24/2010 - 11:59am
Isner wins record Wimbledon match

More than 11 hours after the match began, American John Isner defeated Frenchman Nicholas Mahut at Wimbledon, winning the fifth set 70-68. The final score of the match, in its third day: 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68. Click here to read more about the longest tennis match on record.


06/24/2010 - 11:35am
Report: Pats ink Guyton for 2 years

According to a report from the Boston Herald, linebacker Gary Guyton and the Patriots agreed on a two-year contract extension. Guyton will earn $505,000 in 2010 and $1 million in 2011 plus receive a signing bonus of $650,000.

 

Check the It Is What It Is blog for more Patriots news.


06/24/2010 - 10:45am
Report: McHale in running for Clippers job

While Kevin McHale has been mentioned as a possible successor to Doc Rivers should the Celtics coach elect to take some time off, The Los Angeles Times reported that the Hall of Fame big man is one of the names being considered to lead the Clippers. Read more at the Green Street blog.


06/24/2010 - 9:52am
Williams on D&C: Bard not ready to close

MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the Red Sox. Williams, who relieved for 11 seasons in the majors, cautioned people not to get too worried about Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon's meltdown in Wednesday night's loss to the Rockies.

 

"You have to be able to turn the page and understand that sometimes you get and sometimes you get got. Last night, Jonathan got got," Williams said. "It doesn't mean that he's not a good closer. It doesn't mean he's on a downward spiral. Every closer is going to blow games. That's all there is to it. And if you think you're not, you're living in a dream world."

 

Williams was asked if Daniel Bard is ready to step in as the closer if needed. "I still think he's got more to prove," Williams said. "One thing we know for sure: He's got an unbelievable arm. His at-bat against Manny Ramirez [Friday...

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