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In remembrance: 9/11

Friday, September 9, 2011, 6:23 PM
I was in Boulder, Colorado on Sept. 11, 2001. What follows below are a few personal accounts from 76ers’ personnel about that day, the 10-year anniversary of which – as we all know – is Sunday. Much of the team’s current coaching staff was beginning its first year with the... Read more

Howard's status uncertain

Sunday, June 13, 2010, 10:03 AM
In the first half of Saturday night's 1-1 tie against England, U.S. goalie Tim Howard absorbed a collision with England's Emile Heskey. The collision, Howard said afterwards, was "agony." He was down for 3 minutes, but stayed in the match. At halftime, he received a cortisone shot, which... Read more

Game of the ...

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 12:36 PM
Is this the game of the decade for the U.S. team? Has there ever been a more anticipated U.S. Soccer match? Impossible to say, really, but Rustenburg is rocking. There's not much around Royal Bafokeng Stadium, which is about two hours outside of Johannesburg, but there's one little place just across... Read more

Video: World Cup kicks off

Friday, June 11, 2010, 4:34 PM
Here's a video report from Day 1 of the World Cup: Read more

Vuvuzelas, Day 1, and World Cup courts

Friday, June 11, 2010, 5:59 AM
Today is the day: the opening ceremonies and opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. While the U.S. team is already in Rustenburg (two hours north of Johannesburg), where they will train today, the crush is at Soccer City in Johannesburg, where South Africa will play Mexico at 4 p.m. local time,... Read more

World Cup with Kate Fagan

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 10:43 PM
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"I know I'm going to play well on Saturday"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 3:14 PM
What would a victory over England mean for U.S. Soccer? Would a victory, coupled with a strong showing in the rest of the tournament, signal a shift in the culture of soccer within the U.S.? What has David Beckham, the English star who currently plays (until his injury) for the Los Angeles Galaxy... Read more

Avoiding the Crush

Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 4:04 PM
While most folks in Johannesburg are embracing the energy building for the World Cup, the U.S. team is doing its best to avoid it. Here's what U.S. forward Clint Dempsey said today: "I think you need to stay away from the energy. So you do feel like you get away from it because you can’t... Read more

A Drive to England

Monday, June 7, 2010, 3:08 PM
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Talking Brazil?

Sunday, June 6, 2010, 2:39 PM
Today was an interesting day. I awoke this morning and looked at all the options: Argentina closed practice session? Nope. France training session in Cape Town? That’s a plane ride away. Portugal arriving at Johannesburg airport at 8 a.m.? That would be fun – Cristiano Ronaldo – but... Read more
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Kate Fagan, The Inquirer's beat writer for the 76ers, will take a timeout from NBA basketball to follow the world's game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Follow Kate and stay tuned in to South Africa.

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