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Stay tuned for more ‘boring’ soccer action

It might be hard to imagine enjoying 90 minutes of two soccer teams going back and forth without anyone scoring, but that’s what happened in yesterday’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Algeria. The game went the full 1 1/2 hours without a goal, but both teams had their futures on the line and thus were both playing very aggressively. Then — finally! — Landon Donovan, pictured, rescued America’s World Cup hopes by scoring in the first of the four minutes of injury overtime.

U.S. goalie Tim Howard commented that the late 1-0 win likely would "capture more people’s attention than if we won the game 3-0 and it was easy."

Next up, on Saturday: U.S. vs. Ghana.

 

Warriors tickets are hot

Go ahead, support the home team — the University of Hawaii Warriors surely could use some love after recent news of Boise State jilting the WAC. So far, about 77 percent of some 24,000 season tickets have been sold via renewals, slightly ahead of the 2009 pace. New season tickets go on sale July 19.

 

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