Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:41 GMT
Bryce Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping No. 10 Baylor open its riverfront campus stadium with a 45-0 victory over former Southwest Conference rival SMU on Sunday night.Full Story >
Bryce Petty took a bruising shot to his lower back on No. 10 Baylor's first offensive drive in its new riverfront stadium.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:40 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:40:34 GMT
Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.Full Story >
Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.Full Story >
(RNN) - For the millions of freshly minted American soccer fans who have jumped on the bandwagon now that the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) is good, here's a primer on what happens in every contingency of Thursday's noon ET clash with Germany.
USA loses, Ghana wins: If the U.S. loses and Ghana beats Portugal by more than one goal, we're done. If we lose by one and Ghana wins by one, it goes to goals scored in all matches. So far, the U.S. has scored four goals, Ghana, three. If we lose to Germany 1-0 and Ghana beats Portugal 1-0, we'd still advance because we beat them head-to-head. But if we lose 1-0 and Ghana wins 2-1, Ghana advances by goals scored.
USA loses, Portugal wins: Portugal is a long shot because of their anemic offense - it has a minus-4 goal differential. It needs a five-goal swing, which means it needs to beat Ghana by a bunch and hope Germany can wallop the US by a similar score. The USA needs to tie or beat Germany to advance, and Germany can advance with a win or a draw, so it doesn't have a big incentive to run up the score on the USA. But if the U.S. were to lose 4-0 and Portugal were to win 2-1, then the two teams would draw lots. In short, Portugal needs a miracle – but they are good at miracles - as we know from that insane equalizer with 28 seconds left in Sunday's 2-2 draw with the U.S.
A win over the mighty German team that has been called "The Machine" would send the USA into the 16-team knockout round as the No. 1 team in Group H. A tie would propel us forward as the No. 2 team.
We're also in position to learn why boring, low-scoring soccer sends savvy fans into a frenzy – because that's what we need to advance in case of a loss. So it's cool to cheer for missed goals in the Portugal-Ghana game, which takes place at the exact same time as our match with Germany so that the outcome of one game won't affect the other teams' performance in the other.
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but if we do advance, it'll be against one of the Top 2 teams from Group H, which includes Belgium, Algeria, Russia and South Korea.
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Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:21:19 GMT
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans.Full Story >
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans. Full Story >
Thursday, June 26 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:30:38 GMT
Here's what to root for when the USA plays Germany in Thursday's World Cup match. Full Story >
If you've just jumped on the USA soccer bandwagon, you need to cheer for a win (totally American), a tie (un-American), or low-scoring, boring soccer (not remotely American) if you want our team to advance after Thursday's noon clash with mighty Germany.Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:10:41 GMT
Getting ready for Riverfest and the WEBN Fireworks tonight? Here's what you need to know before you go: Attendees are NOT allowed to bring: Alcohol, or beverages of any kind Coolers or grills Tents,Full Story >
Getting ready for Riverfest and the WEBN Fireworks tonight? Here's what you need to know before you go.Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:31:35 GMT
A 9-year-old girl has died after police say a sand hole collapsed on her at an Oregon beach. According to the Associated Press, firefighters and police got to the beach in Lincoln City around 5p.m. FridayFull Story >
A 9-year-old girl has died after police say a sand hole collapsed on her at an Oregon beach.Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-08-31 12:31:08 GMT
A Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy was injured in a crash early Sunday morning in Anderson Township. The crash happened in the 1800 block of Mt. Carmel Road around 3 a.m. The Sheriff's office says theFull Story >
A Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy is injured after a crash early Sunday morning in Anderson Township.Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-31 17:18:46 GMT
Police are investigating after a deadly shooting in California, Ky. The shooting occurred in the 10000 block of Flagg Springs Pike Sunday morning. Police aren't saying much at this point but they areFull Story >
Police are investigating after a deadly shooting in California, Ky.Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:15:28 GMT
The Reds announced Sunday that they have traded Jonathon Broxton to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Reds made the announcement Sunday afternoon, shortly after the team began their game against the PittsburghFull Story >
The Reds announced Sunday that they have traded pitcher Jonathan Broxton to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named later.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >