USA-Canada II: This Time for Gold

USA-Canada II: This Time for Gold

The 2010 Vancouver Games have been a delight to watch, especially with the Americans dominating the medal count. Our friendly neighbors to the north are surely disappointed they didn't "Own the Podium," but I'm going to guess most of them would feel just fine about the games overall if their men can take home hockey gold this afternoon.

This U.S. hockey team, with their youth, has been the best of the tournament thus far, but to truly put their mark on the Vancouver Games they're going to have to beat the Canadians a second time on their home ice. Certainly not an easy task.

The best goalie of the Olympic tournament has clearly been the U.S.'s Ryan Miller who has led the American's past every team they've faced. Miller needs just one more dominating performance to reach legend status. Thirty years after the Americans pulled off a Miracle, a new batch of young hockey players look to hear their anthem on the podium this afternoon and bring home a piece of gold.

The gravity of this game is clearly different for each respective country. If the Canadians lose, a nation will fall into deep depression. If the U.S. loses, I'll flip over to the NFL Network and watch guys in Lycra do 40-yard dashes.

It's the match up we've all been hoping for and now we've got it. U-S-A, baby.

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.