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Word of The Year, TV Fans: Spillcam

If you watched the news of the BP oil spill on TV and followed it on the Web, you know the Global Language Monitor's top word of 2010: Spillcam.

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Free | ESPN Posted: 7/15/2014

ESPN Video: An exciting contest has sadly come to an end, so sit back and relive the bets moments from this historic World Cup.

Free | ESPN Posted: 7/14/2014

ESPN Video: Germany were crowned world champions for the fourth time after a stunning extra-time strike by substitute Mario Gotze secured a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

Free | ESPN Posted: 7/14/2014

ESPN Video: Mario Gotze's eleventh goal for Germany proved to be the difference, as they bested Argentina 1-nil in the World Cup final.

Free | ESPN Posted: 7/14/2014

ESPN Video: Germany's Mario Gotze put his team in the lead with a brilliant individual effort in extra time.

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Word of The Year, TV Fans: Spillcam

If you watched the news of the BP oil spill on TV and followed it on the Web, you know the Global Language Monitor's top word of 2010: Spillcam.

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Paul the Octopus, World Cup Oracle, Dies

Paul the Octopus, the German sea creature who correctly predicted the results of eight World Cup matches this summer, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 2 years old.

2010 World Cup: Paul The Octopus picks Spain

The seemingly psychic octopus died of ... read more

World Cup Final Doesn't Score As Most-Watched Event Ever

The World Cup championship match will fail to meet soccer officials' hopes of being the most-watched event ever.

Spain wins World Cup

Sunday's 2010 FIFA World Cup championship attracted 700 million viewers worldwide, according to FIFA's estimates — falling well short of the 1 billion who tuned in for parts of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies.

Spain's 1-0 victory over the Netherlands managed to become... read more

Spain Wins World Cup

Spain won its first-ever World Cup Sunday with a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in extra time — a game that soccer officials hoped would go down as the most-watched televised event ever.

Playing in the final for the first time, Spain became the first European team to win a World Cup outside of Europe.

U.S.-Ghana World Cup match attracts record 14.86 million viewers

It was unclear whether global interest would match soccer officials' hopes, but there were encouraging signs: Saturday's 3-2 German victory over Uruguay, for third place in the tournament, set a German television record of 30 million viewers (40 percent of the population). And while soccer is nowhere near as popular in the U.S. as it is in much of the world, a record-setting 14.86 million viewers tuned in to watch the U.S. team lose to Ghana, sealing its elimination.

Sunday's game was probably not the type to... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, July 11, 2010

True Blood
9/8c HBO
Sookie plays with fire more than a pyromaniac, doesn't she? Lucky for her, Alcide was nearby when she got into a scrape at that Jackson werewolf bar two weeks ago, and now it appears she'll need his help again when they attend an engagement party for his ex-girlfriend. Meanwhile, Eric hasn't been all that interested in locating Bill, until he gets a not-so-subtle push in that direction. Of course, that's assuming Bill, last seen pledging allegiance to the king of Mississippi, wants to be found.

Read on for previews of the World Cup, Hannah Montana Forever, Kate Plus 8, Masterpiece Mystery!, The Glades and Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live From The Gulf Coast. read more

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