Manchester City recently celebrated a win against cross-town rival Manchester United. But they are hardly the only team with an intense rivalry with their neighbors. As Manchester City basks in its winning glory, here are a few more city rivalries that draw intensity from players and fans.
USC - UCLA
Sunny southern California isn't as laid back when it comes to the gridiron rivalry between USC and UCLA. In fact, the schools even have a trophy up for grabs each year at their annual football contest, and there's no better sound to those fans than the Victory Bell, which has been rewarded to the victor of USC-UCLA football game every year since 1942. Each team personalizes it with Bruin blue or Trojan red when the bell is in their possession. It's been red for some time -- USC holds a 45-28-7 record over UCLA and has held on to the red bell for the past five seasons.
Rangers - Celtics
The two soccer teams in Glasgow, Scotland, have been rivals since they first competed in 1888. The teams, known collectively as the Old Firm, have played each other 398 times with the Rangers winning 158 matches, Celtic winning 145 matches and the remaining 95 matches ending in draws. The rivalry has been so heated that it has led to violence at games, the banning of alcohol at soccer stadiums Scotland and even deaths after matches.
Boston University - Boston College
The Green Line Rivalry, named after the MBTA Green Line between the two schools, is one of the biggest college hockey rivalries in the U.S. The schools are only separated by four miles, making it an easy trip for the teams' fans to make to support their respective schools. The BC Eagles and BU Terriers meet three times a year, but that can easily be more every season with both school as perenial contenders at the NCAA hockey tournament of the Beanpot tournament, which pits four Boston-area programs against each other.
Jets - Giants
The Jets have always been second best in New York -- remember when both teams played at Giants Stadium? But now the teams are in the neutrally named MetLife Stadium, everything is better, right? Try again. The Giants are the reigning Super Bowl champs with a total of four Super Bowl wins in the team's history. Meanwhile, the Jets, who only won Super Bowl III, have been making some strides in recent years, but not enough to get out of their blue brothers' shadow. Will the arrival of Tim Tebow in a green-and-white uniform give this rivalry -- and the Jets -- a boost?
Lakers - Clippers
What do you do when your floundering in-town rival suddenly becomes a success? That's the question facing Lakers fans who now have to contend with a Clippers team that isn't such a big joke anymore. Sure, the Lakers have won 16 NBA championships compared to the Clippers' ... well ... none. But with the addition of Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the Clippers have made it into the playoffs this year and could be there for years to come. Take note, Kobe and Company.
Rangers - Islanders
Like other neighborly rivalries, the Islanders and Rangers haven't had the same kind of success in recent years, which may contribute to the bitterness between the two organizations. While the Rangers have had recent Stanley Cup playoff berths, the Islanders have been floudering at the bottom of the standings. But back in the 1980s, it was the Isles who picked up four Stanley Cups while the Rangers were stuck in a Cup drought that wouldn't end until 1994.
Giants - A's
The "Battle of the Bay" is friendlier than some baseball rivalries but still holds a bit of a bite to it. The battle came to a head in 1989 when the two teams faced off in the World Series, which Oakland swept. But with interleague play beginning in 1997, the rivalry has started to heat up a bit. Of course, one reason it may not be more contested may be the play of the two teams in recent years -- the A's have struggled while the Giants won the World Series in 2010.
Duke - UNC
The schools are only eight miles apart, yet they are considered anything but friendly neighbors. Since the ACC was started in 1953, the two college basketball powerhouses have won 80 percent of the conference's regular-season titles. And your March Madness brackets have probably included one or both teams advancing deep into the tournament. In fact, Duke has won four national titles with North Carolina picking up five.
Yankees - Mets
The Yankees have 27 World Series titles, the Mets have two. The Yankees have been a staple of New York baseball since 1903, the Mets since 1962. And the Yankees' recent success is opposite of the Mets' recent struggles. And yet when these two teams get together in New York, fans treat the match-up like it's a World Series fight. By the way, the two teams did meet in the World Series in 2000 -- with the Yankees winning it all, of course.
Man City - Man U
Dubbed the Manchester derby, these two soccer teams have faced off 162 times in their history with the first match between the two played in 1881. Since then, there's been bad blood brewing between the two teams' players and fans. Both teams qualified for the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League and had their last meeting in January -- a 3-2 United win. They faced off again on April 30 with Man City picking up a 1-0 win.