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What's new? Some like the ball, some don't

Updated: May 25, 2010, 9:28 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- It seems like a rite of passage for every World Cup. Adidas introduces a newer, better, more technologically advanced soccer ball, and players from around the world -- especially goalkeepers -- complain.

This year's ball, the Jabulani, is no different. Some like it. Some don't. And then there's U.S. backup goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, who talks about the ball like a man who has just endured a week of root canals.

"It's horse s---," Hahnemann ...

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