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World Cup: England 1-0 Argentina

In World Cup action, England beat Argentina 1-0 today. Great game.

The BBC site features some excellent photo galleries for all of the matches to date.

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Gourd speakers

Gourd speakers are cool.

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Food-themed holidays

Here’s a convenient list of food-themed holidays.

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U.S. beats Portugal

Grant Wahl, of Sports Illustrated, has written an excellent column about the US’s victory over Portugal yesterday.

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More on U.S.-Portugal

Team USA Celebrate Historic Victory–SUWON, South Korea (Reuters) – The United States recorded their greatest soccer victory in over half a century when they upset fancied Portugal 3-2 in their World Cup opening group D clash on Wednesday.

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14 cows

A group of Masai villagers from Kenya has donated 14 cows to the people of America. After hearing the details of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the villagers wanted to help ease our suffering.

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Strom and email newsletters

In South Carolina, the battle for Strom Thurmond’s senate seat is heating up.

TechSoup is running a very comprehensive article on guidelines for non profit email newsletters.

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Senegal beats France

In a monumental upset, Senegal beat France in the first match of the World Cup today. A Hollywood screenwriter couldn’t have dreamed up a more compelling plot: France is the reigning champion, Senegal is a former French colony, this is their first World Cup match ever, and their entire starting eleven play professionally in the French domestic league. Amazing stuff.

Michael Davies, of ESPN.com’s Page 2, is at the World Cup. His diary, “The Other Football,” is excellent.

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The kick off…

BUSAN, South Korea (Ticker) — The World Cup — the biggest and most significant sports event in the world — begins Friday when defending champion France meets Senegal at 7:30 a.m. EDT.

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The importance of the World Cup

Here’s another excellent article about the World Cup’s importance throughout the world.