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The Heart And Soul Of Heart And Soul – Iniesta’s Farewell Comments To Xavi At His Retirement

Longtime readers will note that the male players who most interest me in the pro game are Iniesta and Xavi at Barcelona. So when the club held a ceremony to mark Xavi’s decision to leave the club, and Andrés Iniesta … Continue reading

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The Butcher, The Baker, the Quarterfinals maker?

On Thursday May 29th, Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 23 player roster for the World Cup and rocked the soccer world. The former is a normal duty of all national team coaches — all 32 teams must do likewise no later … Continue reading

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Invisible Insanity

The story goes that during the cold war, the CIA had built a supercomputer to translate between English and Russian. To test the machine, the programmers decided to have it translate a phrase into Russian and then translate the result … Continue reading

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Taking Giving One for the Team

I got to watch Wake Forest baseball coach Tom Walter in action this week. Turns out he wears a baseball uniform like anyone else. He has two arms, and two legs, and ten fingers, two eyes, a nose. And one … Continue reading

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