Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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Tim Jitloff withstood a charge by junior competitor Tommy Ford to win the national giant slalom title Tuesday at the U.S. Alpine Championships. Jitloff led after the first run down the sun-splashed Narrow Gauge trail at Sugarloaf, and then held off Ford in the second run. Jitloff also finished third in the slalom and second in the combined at the championships.

England manager Fabio Capello has confirmed that David Beckham will win his 100th international cap against France on Wednesday. The former captain missed Capello's first match as coach against Switzerland last month due to concerns over the Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder's sharpness. But he has been recalled for the friendly with France in Paris and is set to become the fifth player to reach a century of appearances for England.

Former world champions Zab Judah and Shane Mosley will face off on May 31 in Las Vegas with the hope of facing either of the unbeaten welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Champions League Has one final entry into final 8

Arsenal succeeded in becoming the first team to beat Milan on their home turf with a 2-0 victory (2-0 on agg.) Fabergas converted from 26 yards away and when it was all over but the shouting Adebyor got a great feed from Walcott to seal the deal. So the question now, “is it finally time for AC to make some changes as age catches up with them? After a series of Bundesliga losses, Schalke clinched a 4-1 win on penalties against Porto thanks to a star performance from its young goalie Manuel Neuer. He hopes the win will boost the team's flagging morale. The win was sealed with three successful shots in the penalty shoot-out from Schalke after a 1-1 aggregate deadlock and a round of extra time.

The most successful team in Champions league history Real Madrid was shown the exit by Roma in a stunner 2-1 as a ruthless AS Roma got the win over 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu to clinch their place in the Champions League quarter-finals 4-2 on aggregate. Real took the initiative for most of the game, but suffered a major setback when Portugal centre-back Pepe was sent off for picking up a second booking 19 minutes from time. Schalke beat 10-man Porto 4-1 on penalties to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time after drawing 1-1 on aggregate on Wednesday. An 86th minute Lisandro Lopez strike cancelled out Kevin Kuranyi's first-leg goal while the Germans had young goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to thank for knocking out the former champions. Chelsea cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a comprehensive 3-0 (4-0 agg) victory over Olympiacos at Stamford Bridge.Who is poised to make it to the semi finals? Talk about it here or in the World Sports chatroom or blog.