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Will Valencia be a Spain in Miinchen's ass?

From no-hitters to no-brainers A.J. Who? On May 12in San Diego, A.J. Burnett managed to pitch a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins as they handily defeated the San Diego Padres 3-0. Now in his third year in major league baseball, Burnett struck out seven Padres in what was his second start of the season. His only blemish was that he allowed nine base on balls in this game, but overcame this thanks to the help of his teammates.

R.I.P. : XFL Proof has emerged that apparently sports fans are smarter than they appear. After only one year where televisionratings were tanking faster than aglass-jawed palooka, the plug was pulled on the fledgling league,

the XFL. With losses of at least 35 million USD and no television prospects for next year,Vince McMahon decided to call it quits for professional American football. And as for Birmingham, it is yet another sad story in this city's sport legacy as they have lost another franchise.

No danger, Blatter says May 9 marked a horrid day in the sport of European football. In Accra, Ghana, 126 people died after a stampede was sparked by police throwing tear gas at a gang of unruly fans rooting for Asante Kototo against famed team Hearts of Oak. Despite this recent tragedy FIFA head Sepp Blatterstatedexplicitly that the World C.up will most likely go to an African nation in 2010.

Leaders of the Week

Andrea Formanek

Stacy Kaiser

Andrea is back for yet another summer of fun with the PAC pool. She has signed up for lots of pre-term shifts and is looking forward to a great summer. Andrea has been with the PAC pool for several terms and is a real asset to the team.

Stacy has been a lifeguard at the PAC pool for several terms. She is back at UW this summer working towards completing her Kinesiology degree. Stacy has picked up many pre-term shiftsand has shown great leadership in past terms.

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n May26, the biggest prize for European footballwill be given at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium,home to both SerieA teams AC Milano and Internazionale Milano. Yes, the UEFA Champions' League, a tournament that has netted even smaller clubs tons of loot, will end in a great battle between last year's finalist CF Valencia and Bundesliga giant FC Bayern Munchen. Although the roads these two teams have been down are long and hard, with a burning ambition not to withdraw early, both Valencia and Bayern Munchen deserve to be in Italy. First of all, there are the folks from Spain who ruined the Cinderella story for Leeds United AFC, Valencia CF. This small team has made a name for themselvesnot only domesticallyin La Liga Primera, but also in European competition. Last year, Valencia reached the Champions' League finals only to be crushed like a coup d'Ctat in an African banana republic by Real Madrid CF. But this year, Valencia has had to do battle with teams like SK Strum Graz, Olympique Lyonnais, OlympiakosPiraeus FC and the villainous red scum of Manchester United FC. In the quarter-finals,'Valencia had to resort to the away goal rule to get by Arsenal FC. In the semifinals, Valencia had an easier time with the sensationalside of LeedsUnitedAFC. Obviously, there are a lot of Anglos rather unhappy with these Spaniards. Domestically,Valencia is currently in a fight for second with Deportivo de la CoruAa and three points ahead of Mallorca. Regarding talent, head coach Hector Raul Cuper is stacked. The main goaltender, Santiago Caiiizares, has been outstanding throughout the entire season, stop-

difficult. In the round robins, Miinchen pushed aside teams like Paris Saint-Germain FC, Rosenborg BK, Arsenal FC, OlympiqueLyonnais and Spartak Moskva. Then, in the quarter-finals, the Germans ran roughshod over Manchester United FC, wiping the condescendingsmirk off the red scum's face. Then, in the semifinals, it was Real Madrid's Nrn to feel the wrath of Bayern Miinchen. Domestically, they are three points ahead of Schalke 0 4 for the Bundesliga championship. Ottmar Hitzfeld, head coach of the German side, has to be pleased with the team he's aisembled. In goal, Oliver Kahn has proven bar none that he is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. Whether in Germany or in the territory of the English, Kahn has played every minute for Bayern. Of course, Hitzfeld does not rely on Kahn alone. No, he has Thomas Linke, Samuel Kuffour, Bixente Lizarazu and Willy Sagnol to defend the team's honour. Offensively, Bayern Miinchen has one of the best line-ups on the continent. When opponents hear the names Stefan Effenberg, Thorsten Fink, Carsten Jancker and Jens Jeremies, is it any wonder that they soon develop a brick factory in their pants?Yes,they are that good, especiallyin domestic action. No doubt that Valencia is still stinging from last year's humiliation andseeks to rectify this at Milano, but can they conquer Hitzfeld and his boys? Sure, Valencia is hungry for a title, but Bayern Munchen has the experience and the depth to beat this team to the ground. In the end, Kahn and company will demolishValencia and the cup will be heading to a beer hall near the Autobahn. Still, surprises can happen. Take agood, hard look at Leeds United.Meantime, enjoy the game with a good pint.

ping opponents cold. But Cafiizares is not alone in his quest to keep the ball out of the net. Joachim Bjorklund, Mauricio Pellegrino and Miroslav Djukic are all capabledefenders who can stymie even the best of them. As for offence, Valencia has shown that they can scare anybody, domestically or continentally.GaizkaMendieta, a wily veteran midfielder, is almost always a threat to score. Juan Sanchez, another veteran of this team, has proven himself to be a great scorer. Round this group out with the John Carew, Zlatko Zahovic and Roberto Fabien Ayala, and you have a recipe for success, no matter whatcompetitive league you belong to.

No doubt that Valencia is still stinging from last year's humiliation and seeks to rectify this in Milano. On the other hand, there are the Teutophones from the land of Bayern, where sheep seldom wear spectacles, the trees are made out of wood and the natives scare American tourists out of their wits. Oh yes, they play decent football as well, especially FC Bayern Miinchen. The Yankees of the Bundesligahave been Germany's representative for eons and they are just as hungry as ever to put more silver in their trophy case. As for the path the Germans took to get here, it was far more

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