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The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 11. To get in the soccer spirit, we’re counting down the Top 10 Players to Watch this year. From Lionel Messi to Wayne Rooney to Cristiano Ronaldo, let us know if we’ve missed anyone!
Soccer players… what’s up with them? They play hard, they play fast, they play tough, they have tremendous skills, but even the best of them dive, cheat and act like babies.
After going down 2-0 in the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Final Series, The Philadelphia Flyers are back in business winning game 3 in overtime 4-3 over the Chicago Blackhawks. The series is now 2-1 in favor of the Blackhawks, but the next game will stay in Philadelphia where the Flyers have won their last 6 games.
Jonathan Toews is the Chicago Blackhawks’ captain and franchise player. He became the 3rd youngest captain ever in the NHL when the Hawks made him captain at only the age of 20 years old.
Dustin Byfuglien isn’t your average hockey superstar. He was selected 245th in the 2003 NHL Draft. He doesn’t score pretty goals, and he isn’t fancy with the puck, but Dustin is an emerging hockey star in a revolutionary style of the way hockey is played.
Ray Allen is a great NBA player that is known for his amazing jump shot. He has been playing in the NBA since the Milwaukee Bucks drafted him 1st pick, then traded to the Seattle Supersonics and Boston Celtics where he finally won a championship
”Baby-Face” Patrick Kane is currently the best American hockey player in the NHL. Not only is he an amazing hockey player, but he also has Top-Model looks and personality of a generous and humble kid-at-heart.
Kobe puts it up with 3 seconds left… it’s short… air ball… Ron Artest jumps up and snatches the ball… he shoots at the buzzer… it’s in!!! Lakers Win!!!
Daniel Briere is one of the smallest players in the NHL, but his heart makes him rise above most other players. He has a funny French mustache and when he scores he has a trademark celebration pumping his arm on one knee.
Two of the biggest legendary names in hockey history are squaring up in the NHL finals. The Chicago Blackhawks are a huge favorite, but the Philadelphia Flyers have an amazing Cinderella story that might boost them all the way to victory.
The French Open is the 2nd tournament of the 2010 Tennis Grand Slam tour and even though Roger Federer is the #1 ranked player in men’s tennis, Rafael Nadel is the big favorite to win the men’s side of the French Open.
Who’s going to win the NBA Championship Finals and the Larry O’Brien trophy? “Oh it’s got to be Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. They’re the defending champs and Kobe is at the top of his game.”
The NHL playoffs are now in the Semi-Finals for the Stanley Cup Championship. The four remaining teams in the NHL playoffs are the Montreal Canadians, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks, and San Jose Sharks.
It didn’t happen during a slam dunk contest, where players whip out their fanciest moves without risking a game. Nope, this slam dunk happened during a REAL game. In traffic.
Every year, during the months of April and May, the NBA and NHL hold Best-of-7 Series to decide which team is the champion. The Best-of-7 Series is a thrilling 1-2 week feud filled with rivalries.
This year at the NFL Draft, it was quite obvious which college was breeding the best football players. 4 out of the top 6 picks were Oklahoma Sooners, including Sam Bradford.
Shawn Johnson is one of the world’s top gymnasts, but there’s a lot more to this athlete than her medals. Find out more in her Kidzworld bio!
Augusta, Georgia in the USA is home of the Masters, a golf tournament where golfers try to win a Green Sports Jacket instead of a trophy. This year American Phil Mickelson won his 3rd Green Jacket and over a million dollars
Meet Tiffany Froese, a Canadian teen who's determined to make a difference. She's also set her sights on winning an amazing soccer trip through the Jumpstart to South Africa contest!
The next biggest event for figure skating is the World Championships, which are held every year in a different country of the World.