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World Cup Watch: The Final Four
So, we're down to the final four now: Semifinals Tuesday and Wednesday, then the finals this weekend. The quarterfinals provided two days of mostly excellent soccer this past weekend – highlighted by comfortable and confident wins by France and England, and a breakthrough win for Belgium's Golden Generation – leaving promise of more to come.

4:30PM Mon. Jul. 9, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

World Cup: Previewing the Group Stage Finales
So, with the conclusion of the group stage second round, the tournament is exactly halfway over – 32 games played, 32 to go. And exactly half of the early losers are decided: eight teams are already eliminated*, eight more will be sent home after their next games.

12:30PM Mon. Jun. 25, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

World Cup: Day 1
Crazy start to the World Cup today, as host Russia absolutely demolished hapless Saudi Arabia, 5-0, with Aleksandr Golovin notching a goal and two assists, while first-half sub Denis Cheryshev added two goals, and the defense held the Saudis without a shot on goal.

5:29PM Thu. Jun. 14, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

World Cup Cocktails
Sports and drinking have one thing in common: they both provide a sense of community. We toast our victories, and commiserate our defeats … like the U.S. not making the World Cup. Here is how the rest of the world drinks: boozy, bitter, hot, cold, or otherwise.

7:01AM Fri. Jun. 8, R.T. Frank Read More | Comment »

Where to Watch the World Cup in Austin
This year’s World Cup, running June 14-July 15, takes place in Russia, which means you’ve got the perfect excuse to start drinking at 7am. Find out which Austin bars and restaurants will be televising all the fútbol action and what food and drink specials they have on tap.

7:00AM Thu. Jun. 7, Eilish O'Sullivan Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Recap: Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez, while still cautious, is ready for the public to see his guts. The formerly unknowable star continues his PR rehab, as the baseball legend turned analyst, investor, and now TV program host turns himself inside out. 

12:43PM Tue. Mar. 13, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

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Fox Sports House Brings Soccer at SXSW
The Fox Sports House opens on the first day of SXSW, launching Fox’s 100-day countdown to the June 14 World Cup kickoff. Last week I got a chance to talk to Stu Holden about what Fox is hoping to do here, and also about the World Cup, U.S. soccer, the Columbus Crew, and more.

1:20PM Thu. Mar. 8, Nick Barbaro Read More | Comment »

Fox Sports House Brings Soccer at SXSW
Houston Astros Caravan Hits Austin Wednesday
The greatest baseball team in the world – the Houston Astros – is bringing their traveling Caravan to Austin for three events on Wed., Jan. 10: A meet-and-greet at Pluckers (3:30pm, 3909 S. Lamar), an autograph session at Academy (5pm, 5400 Brodie), and the Caravan Jam at the Long Center (5pm, 701 W. Riverside).

10:38AM Tue. Jan. 9, Mark Fagan Read More | Comment »

UFC Fight Night Comes to Austin
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced the full card for when UFC Fight Night returns to the Frank Erwin Center next month, with a card dominated by Texas fighters.

11:00AM Wed. Jan. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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