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  • Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code news services
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.
  • Can You Guess The Drunkest Day Of 2014?

    Robbie Gonzalez
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Hint: It wasn't Superbowl Sunday.
  • Bucks lose to Clippers, 106-102

    MSN Video: What's Hot > Most Watched > Sports
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Jason Kidd on the Bucks' 106-102 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 16

    Sports Central | Articles and Columns
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    Playoff scenarios abound in Week 16, as the Steelers look to clinch a spot against the Chiefs. Dallas hosts Indianapolis, and the NFC West lead goes to the winner of the Seahawks/Cardinals Sunday night matchup. Check out SC's predictions!
  • Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - Top News
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:09 pm
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A tenacious play by two backup defenders on Jimmy Graham's catch at the goal line - and a little help from a disputed ruling - helped save Atlanta's postseason hopes and ultimately sank the Saints.
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  • Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code news services
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.
  • Romo-led Cowboys stomp Colts, claim berth

    Associated Press
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
  • Manziel (hamstring) exits game vs. Panthers

    Jeremy Fowler
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return.
  • Falcons eliminate Saints, stay in South hunt

    Associated Press
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.
  • Rodgers, Pack rebound to clinch playoff spot

    Associated Press
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Aaron Rodgers threw for 318 yards and one touchdown Sunday to help the Green Bay Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-3 and clinch a wild-card playoff berth on Sunday.
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  • Can You Guess The Drunkest Day Of 2014?

    Robbie Gonzalez
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Hint: It wasn't Superbowl Sunday.
  • Deadspin Up All Night: Truth

    Samer Kalaf
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin.
  • Jameis Winston did not violate FSU's code of conduct in relation to the alleged sexual assault of a

    Samer Kalaf
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Jameis Winston did not violate FSU's code of conduct in relation to the alleged sexual assault of a female student in Dec. 2012, according to today's decision from retired Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding. The deadline to appeal the decision is Jan. 13. [USA Today]Read more...
  • Onside Free Kick Fails, Still Looks Cool

    Timothy Burke
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Vikings lost today when the Dolphins blocked a late punt to earn a game-winning safety, but with a few seconds left Minnesota still had a chance to get back on offense if they could properly execute the rare onside free kick. It didn't work, but still looks cool. We do wonder why they didn't just try punting the ball way up high so it traveled 15 yards or so, and then try to catch a rebound rather than this ultra-rare "sort of a placekick" approach never mind, the receiving team can still call for a fair catch. (Reminder: safety kicks cannot use a tee.)Read more...
  • Let's Watch An Implosion At Kyle Field

    Samer Kalaf
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Texas A&M is rebuilding the west side of Kyle Field as part of a $450 million project for the stadium; this morning, that portion was demolished in a controlled demolition. Get a snack and watch the video.Read more...
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 16

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    Playoff scenarios abound in Week 16, as the Steelers look to clinch a spot against the Chiefs. Dallas hosts Indianapolis, and the NFC West lead goes to the winner of the Seahawks/Cardinals Sunday night matchup. Check out SC's predictions!
  • The Cubs Show Lester More Than the Money

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Six years, $155 million, and the Cubs land what some think is the key to their century-plus overdue return to the Promised Land.
  • NFL Week 15 Power Rankings

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    Johnny Manziel's first start was a disaster: under 100 yards, multiple turnovers, a shutout loss. SC's Brad Oremland on that story, plus the NFL's autocratic discipline policy, and the controversial calls against San Francisco and Washington.
  • 2014 College Football Game Awards

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    College football award season has celebrated the year's best players, but SC's Corrie Trouw looks back at 2014 and recognizes the games that made the first season of the playoffs so memorable.
  • NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 15

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Colts and Patriots can clinch their divisions with wins Sunday, while Johnny Manziel gets the start against the Bengals. The Eagles host the Cowboys with the NFC East lead on the line, and the Saints try to rebound at Chicago. It's time for Week 15!
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    MLB News Index

  • Cashman pushes Yankees forward with youth movement

    Richard Justice
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The Yankees are prepared to open the 2015 season with a 24-year-old shortstop and a 23-year-old second baseman. Three of their projected five starting pitchers could be 26 or younger. Out in the bullpen, Shawn Kelley might be the only reliever who has celebrated a 30th birthday.
  • Steinbrenner's foundation to aid family of slain officer

    Jamal Collier
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    George Steinbrenner, the late Yankees owner, started the Silver Shield Foundation in the early 1980s to help the children of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty. His foundation is going to pay for the education of children of Rafael Ramos, the NYPD officer who was killed along with his partner, Wenjian Lui, while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn on Saturday, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
  • Cain resurgence could be difference-maker in '15

    Phil Rogers
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    It's been a surprising, slow-to-develop Hot Stove season for the Giants. But all could be forgotten in a hurry next spring if Matt Cain returns strong to join Madison Bumgarner in one of baseball's best 1-2 combinations
  • Prado gives Marlins options with their batting order

    Joe Frisaro
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Adding Martin Prado to the equation gives manager Mike Redmond some interesting decisions to make regarding the Marlins' batting order. It may also impact when slugger Giancarlo Stanton comes to the plate.
  • Bid from unnamed team accepted for Korean infielder Kang

    William Boor
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    The Nexen Heroes, a South Korean baseball club, have accepted a bid for shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, which would enable him to play in the Majors next season, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend of 12/21/14

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    I need to change the format here at least temporarily. My computer is very uncooperative at the moment and so I am limited in the number of things I can have open at one time to be able to flip back and forth among them. This is either going to require significant professional treatment after the Holidays or perhaps a new machine. In any event, last week’s results boiled down to the weekly Mythical Picks going 9-7-1 bringing the total season record to 103-137-5. The Curmudgeon Central Coin Flip Games were 3-1-0 for the week edging the coin closer to the expected .500 level. The season total…
  • Jay Cutler To The Bench…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that there had been stories in Chicago that the Bears had contemplated benching Jay Cutler back in Week 12. I said then that the idea of turning the season over to Jimmy Clausen with 5 or 6 games still to play would not have been a positive step for the team. Well, the Bears are now out of the playoffs by a significant margin and there are only 2 games left on the schedule… Last night, Adam Schefter reported on ESPN that the Bears would indeed put Jay Cutler on the bench this weekend and start Jimmy Clausen against the Lions. I am not going to try to…
  • Least Influential People?

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    Drew Magary writes feature items for GQ Magazine. While GQ is not one of my normal “go to sources” for material for these rants, Messr. Magary did a feature a couple of months ago about the “least influential people in the world”. I would not presume to know enough about the “celebrity world” or the “arts world” in sufficient detail to weave into a narrative of this kind the “least influential” folks in those orbs and I certainly could not create a composite list. However, Messr. Magary included several folks from the sports world onto his list and I do feel marginally…
  • NFL Coaches Back Next Year?

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Just as it makes no sense to put out pre-season rankings for college football and basketball teams in advance of any live action, it always seems to me to be premature to think about which coaches in the NFL might not be back with their teams the next year until about now. For about half the teams in the NFL, the die is cast; those are the ones that will definitely not be in the playoffs. There are still a few teams clinging to playoff hopes by their collective fingernails. The playoff coaches are most likely to be returning. Therefore, I want to take a quick tour around the league and ponder…
  • Just Drifting Around Today…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    John Daly won a professional golf tournament about a week ago. The last time he did that, he won the Buick Open back in 2004. The tournament he won recently is just a tad less widely known than the Buick Open. Daly won the Beko Classic. The Beko Classic is a tournament held at the Gloria Golf Club in Belek,, Turkey. For those of you who did not major in geography, Belek is a city on the south coast of Turkey about 500 miles southeast of Istanbul. The tournament was a 54-hole event and Daly’s first prize purse came to $8,000. In 2004, the prize money for the Buick Open was $4.5M. Using the…
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    The Penalty Flag

  • TPF’s Fives: Week 15 Rankings

    Michael Beaudwin
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Kind of slapping things together this week folks. I could give you the excuse that the holidays are on us like wrapping paper on gift boxes, but it’s the same stuff that many of you are going through. At this time of the season, things slow down to a near pre-season crawl. Some teams are mailing-it-in more than I am, but there are plenty of them with something to play for. That seals it, I am in “playoff” mode right now. Time toe end this introduction and get on with it. Oh yeah, stay tuned for the overall rankings at the end of the year. It isn’t going to shake out the way you think…
  • NFL: Playoff re-seeding necessary in 2015

    Mike Presley
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Playoff re-seeding in the NFL has always been a hot topic every time someone brings it up. Whether it’s something to do with a double digit playoff team missing the playoffs, or a division champion with a worse record than a wild card team hosting a playoff game, this is a topic that forever will be water cooler talk. Until now. I wrote recently about how great parity is in the NFL and how it makes it better than any other sport. Teams can go from worst to first in just one season. Except parity was never meant to include a horrible, and just plain sad division. I’m looking at you…
  • TPF’s Fives: Week 14 Rankings

    Michael Beaudwin
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Surprisingly, not much has shifted amongst this rankings. The Top and Bottom are pretty close to be the same as last week…except for the fact that Oakland is no longer in the Bottom! Congrats Raiders fans, you guys deserved a big win. The Middle would have pretty much consisted of the same teams as last week, minus Miami dropping out and Indy moving in. So, this week’s Middle will focus on the teams that are in-the-hunt for the playoffs. Five teams that are currently outside in the rain, peering through a foggy window, watching the teams that made the cut sitting inside and drinking hot…
  • Top destinations for Jim Harbaugh

    Jordan Hall
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    With the rumors of San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh leaving at the end of this season lets take a look at their Harbaugh could possibly land. Oakland Raiders: First team I believe where Harbaugh will go to is the Raiders. Harbaugh loves the bay area, he has mentioned it in dozens of interviews and press conferences. Lets not forget four years ago Harbaugh left Stanford University to come to San Francisco, which is less than a 40-minute drive. San Francisco to Oakland is only an 8-mile drive. Is his love for the bay area enough? How about having the first-round draft pick? With…
  • TPF’s Fives: Week 13 Rankings

    Michael Beaudwin
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Falcons beat the Cardinals. So, that means they’re the best team right now, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so either. This season has been all over the place (you may have seen me write that before) as it is, so the win wasn’t exactly a shock. Shocking is when the Jaguars top the Giants and the Saints grab a win…on the road! Since the Cardinals did in fact lose, the Top Five saw a lot of movement this week. The playoff picture is starting to unfold more and more. I will be talking about all the teams in the race in this week’s rankings. Well, most of them anyways. I dove into the…
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  • Cowboys blow out Colts, wrap up NFC East title

    Wesseling, Chris
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The Cowboys wrapped up the NFC East title by blowing out the Colts on Sunday. Has Tony Romo joined DeMarcus Murray in the MVP discussion?
  • Seven injured by lightning strike after Packers-Bucs game

    Associated Press
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a lightning strike in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, following the Buccaneers' loss to the Packers.
  • Joe Philbin will return to Miami Dolphins in 2015

    Hanzus, Dan
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    After a tumultuous season, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin finally saw his hot seat cooled off for now. Owner Stephen Ross announced after Sunday's 37-35 win that the coach would return in 2015.
  • Dolphins drop out of playoff hunt despite Sunday's win

    Wesseling, Chris
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The Dolphins dropped out of the playoff hunt despite Sunday's thrilling victory over the Vikings. What's in store for coach Joe Philbin and quarterback Ryan Tannehill in 2015?
  • Ravens fall to Texans, lose control of playoff fate

    Orr, Conor
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    The Baltimore Ravens' win-out scenario to the postseason has vanished. Thanks to the Texans, the Ravens now find themselves needing help to get into the playoffs next week.
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    The Big Lead

  • Cam Newton Calls Panthers Fans that Cheered Johnny Manziel Injury "Classless"

    Ryan Glasspiegel
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Johnny Manziel left today’s game against the Panthers with a hamstring injury, and some Carolina fans at Bank of America Stadium cheered the injury. This did not go unnoticed by Cam Newton, who had harsh words for these Panthers fans. As transcribed by Black and Blue Review: Here’s the entire Cam Newton quote about Manziel/fans: — Black & Blue Review (@BlackBlueReview) December 21, 2014 Newton’s not wrong — and it’s worth noting that he praised Panthers fans at other points in his postgame presser — and expect this quote…
  • E.J. Gaines Got Taken Out By His Own Safety, While Trying to Hit Odell Beckham, Jr.

    Jason Lisk
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    E.J. Gaines got clipped on this flying interception attempt by his own teammate. He was down on the turf for several minutes, and appeared to have blood on his lip when he finally got up. I would not be surprised if he also had a concussion from a glancing blow off the helmet, and in fact, Laura Okmin updated and said he was being evaluated for a head injury. [GIF by @mshamburger1] Related: Rams and Giants Fight Because St. Louis Players Hate Trash-Talking Odell Beckham, Jr.
  • Rams and Giants Fight Because St. Louis Hates Trash-Talking Odell Beckham

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Odell Beckham started talking early in the Giants/Rams game, and St. Louis has been out for revenge ever since. It got ugly here when Alec Ogletree rode Beckham out of bounds, the rookie didn’t like the hit, and shoved the ball in the linebacker’s face. As Beckham tried to get up, Ogletree pushed him in the face, and Beckham meekly kicked him. From there, all hell broke loose and Beckham – the team’s young star – was being held back by New York punter Steve Weatherford. Preston Parker of the Giants was ejected as was teammate Damontre Moore. William Hayes of the…
  • Fans Struck By Lightning After Bucs-Packers

    Ryan Glasspiegel
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    In a scary story, 5-7 fans are being transported to the hospital after being struck by lightning in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium, according to ABC’s Tampa Bay affiliate. The Weather Channel is reporting that six were hospitalized. This post will be updated as more information becomes available. [Photo via Weather Channel]
  • Joe Philbin Will Return as Dolphins Coach, Owner Stephen Ross Says

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Joe Philbin, the embattled Miami Dolphins coach, will return to lead the team next year, team owner Stephen Ross declared in the locker room moments ago. It’s possible that Ross was swept up in the excitement of Miami’s wild 37-35 win over the Vikings, a game in which the Dolphins won on a blocked punt-for-safety in the final minute. Stephen Ross in the locker room following the victory: I believe in what we’re building, Coach Philbin is coming back next year. — Mm Dlphns (@MiamiDolphins) December 21, 2014 All signs recently pointed to Philbin being jettisoned as coach…
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  • Cardinals | Week 16 Inactives

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Arizona Cardinals have declared DL Alameda Ta'amu, OG Anthony Steen, WR Brittan Golden, SS Chris D. Clemons, QB Drew Stanton, OG Jonathan Cooper, DL Kareem Martin inactive for Week 16.
  • Seahawks | Week 16 Inactives

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:32 pm
    The Seattle Seahawks have declared WR Chris Matthews, DL Demarcus Dobbs, WR Kevin Norwood, C Max Unger, OT Russell Okung, TE Tony Moeaki, DL Travian Robertson inactive for Week 16.
  • Jets | Percy Harvin unable to return

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Percy Harvin (ribs) was unable to return to the Week 16 game against the New England Patriots after leaving with an injury to his ribs.
  • Jets | No break for Nick Mangold

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Updating a previous report, New York Jets C Nick Mangold (leg) had X-rays after the Week 16 game against the New England Patriots. X-rays revealed no break, but he will have an MRI to reveal the full scope of his injury.
  • Falcons | William Moore leaves early

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (shoulder) left the Week 16 game against the New Orleans Saints due to a shoulder injury.
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  • GARTH'S CORNER: Bartkowski Cranks Gionta's Head

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
  • Ty Anderson: B's host Sabres in Hub

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Sunday nights at the TD Garden a rarity for the Boston Bruins. It’s a welcomed sight, though, especially after a hot-and-cold three-game road swing that saw the Black and Gold take just three of a possible six points after a Friday night loss in Winnipeg. Like they have for much of the season, the Bruins’ road trip was defined by their shortcomings, even with their ability to steal a point in...
  • John Jaeckel: Jackets Notes/Leaf Preview

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! In the NHL, a road point is generally a good thing, although the Blackhawks have to feel the sting today of not getting two in Columbus last night. They thoroughly outplayed the Blue Jackets, with a shot margin of 41-19. Many were quality chances and near misses. But the Jackets got a couple of goals the way offensively challenged teams like the Jackets need...
  • Colin Dambrauskas: January Is Approaching, And Fans Are Getting Nervous...

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Follow Colin on Twitter! Follow @ColinDJD !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); It is the 21st of December 2013, and the Leafs are in a playoff spot. Things...
  • Dan Petriw: Welcome to Fort NeverLose

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Last night I thought the Isles were heading for a loss. Despite completely outplaying Tampa the Islanders were unable to solve rookie goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy who was doing his best Dominik Hasek impression for fifty seven minutes. The Islanders never got frustrated and they never stopped working and they were rewarded for that effort as they popped in three goals in the final three minutes...
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  • PICTURE: Philip Rivers Has Bulging Dick in His Back

    DJ Gallo
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    And people said the NFL wasn’t ready for a player with a bulging dick in his back. (photo via @Mike_Byrns) - – – – - Also see … VIDEO: Amar’e Stoudemire is suffering from a bulging dick - – – – - Get cheap tickets to see bulging dicks in-person! The post PICTURE: Philip Rivers Has Bulging Dick in His Back appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Depressing Sixers Postgame Quotes from After Every Loss of Their 2014-2015 Season

    DJ Gallo
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:07 am
    Loss #17 / Game #17 – December 1, 109-103 vs. Spurs “I think my teammates are doing a great job.” - guard Michael Carter-Williams - – – – - Loss #18 / Game #19 – December 5, 103-91 vs. Thunder “We’re starting to get more comfortable, I’m starting to get more comfortable, and it’s showing out there.” - forward Robert Covington - – – – - Loss #19 / Game #21 – December 10, 95-79 at Hawks “Tonight I think we were a little stagnant.” - Carter-Williams - – – – - Loss #20 /…
  • The 5 Worst Preseason NFL Predictions

    DJ Gallo
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    The post The 5 Worst Preseason NFL Predictions appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • PICTURE: BUTT = Bama’s Ultimate Tailgating Team

    DJ Gallo
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
      Don’t be surprised if the State of Alabama changes its name to BUTT. (photo via) Also see … 13 Photos of Bama Fans Looking Stupid - – – – - Want to see some BUTT in-person? Get cheap tickets for bowl games here:  The post PICTURE: BUTT = Bama’s Ultimate Tailgating Team appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Today’s Reader Hot Takes

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    On the Celtics trading Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks … 12.19.14 “They clearly want to make a run at the Sixers.” – Tiffany J. “It will probably take a while for Rondo to feel comfortable in Dallas’ system, mostly the part where Mavericks players have to pretend they like hanging out with Mark Cuban.” – Gary T. “The Celtics still have Hondo, though, right?” – Bob P. - – – – - On the Bears benching Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen … 12.18.14 “They’ve put themselves in position for a great draft…
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    Ryan Nanni
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    E X C L U S I V E Bowl games start this weekend with the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at 11 AM Eastern, so we sit down with Mike Haggar, Mayor of New Orleans, to discuss the logistical challenges cities face in the postseason. EDSBS: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today, Mayor Haggar. HAGGAR: It's my pleasure. EDSBS: What does it mean to New Orleans to play host to the first bowl game of the year? HAGGAR: We're incredibly honored to kick off the postseason for the fans, and we want the fans to feel just as excited and welcome here as they would at the national championship.
  • THE CURIOUS INDEX, 12/19/2014

    Spencer Hall
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    FRIENDS CARE, JIM. FRIENDS CARE A LOT. Jim! Jim. Can I call you Jim? Of course I can, we've been friends for years. Which is why me breaking into your home and barricading myself in your palatial (I assume it's palatial, you seem like the "palatial" kind of guy) bedroom is totally fine with you. I'm pretty great, Jim, and I think you are, too. Which is why right after I climbed through this second-floor window I've forced open using a crowbar, I was sure to wipe off the windowsill. I sprayed down the window, too. With Windex. No streaks for my good friend Jim Harbaugh. I've already made sure…
  • THE CURIOUS INDEX, 11/18/2014

    Spencer Hall
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    HELLO JACKSONVILLE TURN UP JACKSONVILLE What doe this have to do with college football right now, you ask? Our hangover. That's how this has anything to do with college football, and the meetings we're sitting through today in lieu of dicking around on the internet all day. Also this provides us with a reminder that Georgia lost to Florida this year and lost very badly to a very bad team. They lost. The Bulldogs. In football. Aspirin. THE GAWD BO PELINI. The best way to exit a job is the Pelini way, forever, and make sure someone tapes it. WE MAY BE APPROACHING THE GRUDEN ENVELOPE. Michigan…

    Ryan Nanni
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    A FUN GAME THAT IS TOTALLY NOT FOR CHILDREN Remember that meeting Bo Pelini had with his players off-campus after he got fired? Turns out it involved some slightly adult language! So we're giving you the chance to identify which of these quotes from Pelini or from Joe Pesci in one of his many fine movie roles. (Answers at the bottom of course.) 1. "I'd rather fucking work at McDonald's than work with some of those guys. Not that there is anything bad about working at McDonald's." 2. "But there were times when I wasn't doing that, when I had to deal with all the other bullshit, let me tell…
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    UPROXX » Web Culture

  • Here’s The Bizarre Story Of A Serial Lingerie Thief Who Was Finally Caught

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Shutterstock Over the course of a year, a Chinese man in the province of Guangxi stole over 2,000 pairs of used panties and bras from his neighbors. The man reportedly stashed the undergarments in the ceiling of his apartment building. His theft likely would have gone unnoticed—but then the ceiling collapsed. Oops. His perverse deed was uncovered only when one of the stairwells’ ceilings gave way under the weight of his loot, and several bras and underpants came tumbling down. Investigators lined the lingerie neatly outside the building to count just how many articles the man had…
  • Turns Out The Holderness Family Loved ‘SNL’ Making Fun Of Their ‘Xmas Jammies’

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live not only featured an appearance by Dr. Evil, it also had a kinda (but not really) funny sketch about a family known as “The Tenderfields”. The reason for any semblance of comedy was the subject in which it was parodying: The Holderness Family. You may know them better for their viral holiday videos like last year’s “X-mas Jammies” and the more recent “All About That Baste.” Taking the whole thing in stride, the family took to the internet to respond to the video: It was recently announced the…
  • Garth Brooks Joined Justin Timberlake In Nashville For A Surprise Performance Of ‘Friends In Low Places’

    Andrew Roberts
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    It doesn’t get much bigger than Garth Brooks and Justin Timberlake. Two guys who have made a career in different genres, got a little bit of hate for trying other genres, and came out on the other end unscathed. Brooks is currently still in “social media is awesome” mode, so he captured this whole special performance of “Friends In Low Places” and uploaded on stage. The clip above is from a fan, of course, unless Brooks threw someone out there on that Bioshock skyhook /zipline thing he used to ride at concerts. Timberlake was performing at the Bridgestone Arena…
  • The New English Trailer For ‘Final Fantasy XV’ Turns The Series Into A Slick Car Commercial

    Andrew Roberts
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The newest trailer for Final Fantasy XV premiered alongside Jump Festa 2015 in Japan and it’s the first “English” look at the newest game in the long running series. I put that in quotes because the dialogue is in English, but the sync is clear still in development. That doesn’t mean the game doesn’t look spectacular. It is a glossy, next/current/awesome gen take that is hopefully worth the wait. I say that as someone who doesn’t really play many MMORPGs, so I missed out on XIV. The one thing almost everyone that has written about this trailer has noted is…
  • Watch Scary The Snowman Spread Some Holiday Cheer By Scaring The Bejesus Out Of Boston Locals

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    With just days before Christmas, you’d think Frosty the Snowman would be roaming the city streets to spread some holiday cheer. In reality, though, it’s Freaky the Scary Snowman — “Frosty’s evil twin” — who’s out wreaking havoc and scaring the bejesus out of unsuspecting passersby in Boston. Part of me says “don’t laugh”, only because *I know* I would scream my head off if a perfectly still decorative snowman suddenly lunged at me and growled. But then again, some of these reactions are priceless. Some choice moments: - the old man…
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    Kissing Suzy Kolber

  • Giants and Rams got in massive brawl after a late hit on Odell Beckham

    David Rappoccio
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    CBS The officials have completely lost control of the Giants/Rams game. After Odell Beckham scored an early TD and got a taunting penalty for his celebration, the Rams went full force after him and after a few minor scuffles (Including Josh Brown kicking a Rams player in the face after a kickoff) we had a full blown fight complete with 4 ejections after a dirty hit by Alec Ogletree on Beckham. Beckham caught a short pass and made his way towards the sideline, and Alec Ogletree pushed him out, then tackled him out of bounds, a clear foul. Beckham retaliated by throwing the ball in…
  • Kenny Albert Shows Off His Festive New Snowman Dick Holiday Sweater

    StuScott Booyahs
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Potential buddy cop duo Kenny Albert and partner Darryl Johnson were sporting their Christmas sweaters at today’s Dolphins/Vikings game on Fox. Today’s high in Miami was 81 degrees, in case you’re wondering. In any event, we got to take a peak at the sweaters at one point and, oh dear, take little Billy out of the room and someone get the FCC on the line… This sweater choice raises so many questions. Did Kenny Albert simply have a snowman dick Christmas sweater lying around? If so, did he make the conscious decision to wear it on a national broadcast? Is Darryl Johnson…
  • God Accidentally Smote Six People In Tampa

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    #BREAKING: Tampa Fire Rescue responding to a possible 5-7 people struck by lightning at Raymond James Stadium. — ABC Action News (@abcactionnews) December 21, 2014 Well, this is terrifying. At about 4:15 p.m., lightning struck between five and seven fans outside of Raymond James Stadium right after the Packers beat the Buccaneers. Early reports are that there are no fatalities or serious injuries, which is nice because it clears the way to make jokes about the incredibly improbability of SIX PEOPLE GETTING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AT ONCE. When reached for comment, God…
  • Week 17 Will Feature The NFC South Bowl

    Christmas Ape
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Getty Image Because Atlanta defeated New Orleans and Carolina beat Cleveland, the Falcons and Panthers will meet on the last Sunday of the NFL season to determine the winner of the league’s most ridiculed division. Of course, it does mean a home playoff game, so who cares about jokes? The Saints were reportedly eliminated from playoff contention with today’s loss, though I will admit I don’t understand how, if New Orleans won in Week 17 and Carolina and Atlanta tied, a 7-9 record would not best a 6-8-2 record. It’s an extremely unlikely scenario, but it’s a hair…
  • Week 16 Late Games Open Thread

    Christmas Ape
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Getty Image The Eagles losing in Washington on Saturday makes it a virtual certainty that Dallas wins the NFC East so long as they win one of their final two games (or Philly loses in Week 17 to the Giants, which is a decent possibility the way the Eagles are playing). That means we have to brace for the first Cowboys playoff appearance since 2009. We had a handy guide earlier this season, in case you need a refresher. Had Philly won yesterday, we could cling to the hope that DeMarco Murray not playing or being limited could be enough to make the Cowboys lose to a team that has little reason…
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    BBC Sport - Sport

  • Monday's gossip column

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Trio chase Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, Man City after Kevin De Bruyne, Mats Hummels alerts Man Utd, plus more.
  • Wade & Webster go through at Worlds

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Sixth seed James Wade moves into the second round of the PDC World Darts Championship with a 3-1 win over Jamie Lewis.
  • What's on BBC Sport this week

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Your guide to sport on the BBC, including Premier League Boxing Day football, rugby union and reflective season reviews
  • Athletic Bilbao 1-4 Atletico Madrid

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid end a remarkable 2014 on a high with a 4-1 comeback win at Athletic Bilbao.
  • Garth Crooks's team of the week

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Who is likely to be a transfer target? Which player should be scoring more regularly? And who is peaking in their career?
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    Bleacher Report - Front Page

  • College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report's Week 7

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    No one—or at least no one in their right mind—will dispute that Kentucky is the best team in college basketball? But who is No. 2? Duke has the top overall player in Jahlil Okafor, and the Blue Devils’ Dec. 3 victory at Wisconsin is the best win by any team this season. But would things have been different if the game were played on a neutral court. The same question could be asked about Arizona’s home overtime win against Gonzaga. When discussing the country’s second-best team, the Wildcats and Zags both deserve to be in the conversation. Villanova may have the…
  • Stephon Gilmore Injury: Updates on Bills Star's Concussion and Return

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore suffered a concussion against the Oakland Raiders and will miss the remainder of the game. The Bills' official account passed along the latest:   Gilmore, 24, has enjoyed a career year for Bufffalo with three interceptions and three tackles for loss. Given his success for the Bills, losing him for an extended period would be a huge loss in the secondary. Luckily, the Bills have a plethora of pass-rushers like Mario Williams that can limit the damage for the passing defense. Going against a potent New England Patriots offense in Week 17, however,…
  • New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors 12/21/14: Video Highlights and Recap

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Looking to push their winning streak to six games, the Toronto Raptors took on the New York Knicks on Sunday.The Knicks were hoping to snap a four-game losing streak and get the momentum in the right direction after losing nine of their last 10 contests.Watch the video for full highlights.
  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The biggest regular-season game in franchise history. That's how Bleacher Report Arizona Cardinals Featured Columnist Shaun Church referred to Sunday night's showdown in the desert with the Seattle Seahawks. That's saying something, given that the Redbirds were founded in 1920. Still, it's not hard to see why Church feels that way. The winner of Sunday's game will win the NFC West and secure a first-round bye. The loser will be on the road in the Wild Card round, likely to face whoever "wins" the NFC South. As well have the Cardinals have played this year, and as much…
  • Is It Time for the Saints to Move on from Drew Brees?

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:58 pm
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees struggled in a Week 16 loss against the Atlanta Falcons. Is Brees nearing the end of his career? Should the Saints move on from him? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL analysts Matt Bowen and Jason Cole discuss Brees' future in the video above.
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    MLB Trade Rumors

  • MLBTR Originals

    Edward Creech
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR the last seven days: MLB Trade Rumors Podcast featured host Jeff Todd discussing the Korean Baseball Organization and its premier players with former MLB and KBO pitcher Ryan Sadowski of Global Sporting Integration, a company helping baseball players transition to and from Asia. A new edition of MLB Trade Rumors Podcast will be released every Thursday and can be accessed on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher. Tim Dierkes attended the Cubs’ press conference announcing their signing of Jon Lester and reported on the…
  • Padres Have Discussed Trading Myers For Hamels

    Edward Creech
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Padres have had discussions about trading for Cole Hamels, a San Diego native, with newly acquired Wil Myers part of the package, reports Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News. The Padres only finalized the trade for Myers on Friday. With the trade last week of Jimmy Rollins and GM Ruben Amaro Jr. admitting the franchise would be better off without Ryan Howard, the Phillies find themselves torn in regards to Hamels, who is due $96MM through 2018 with a 2019 club option worth $20MM ($6MM buyout). Philadelphia could continue its rebuild by maximizing value through trading Hamels…
  • AL East Notes: Wieters, Rays, Yankees

    Edward Creech
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    The Silver Shield Foundation, a charity established by the late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, will pay for the education of the two children of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, reports Bill Madden and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News. The foundation was started by Steinbrenner and former Olympian Jim Fuchs 32 years ago and, among other services (per the foundation’s website), pays for the education of the children of all members of the Fire Department of the City of New York; Police Department of the City of New York; Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Police Department;…
  • Spring Training Deadline For Justin Upton Extension

    Edward Creech
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Justin Upton will not negotiate a contact extension once Spring Training starts, his agent tells MLB Network Radio (audio link). Larry Reynolds says he will “never say no to anything” and “will take it as it comes” when asked by hosts Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette whether Upton is open to an extension with the Padres or is intent on hitting free agency. Reynolds also acknowledged the Braves never approached him about a long-term contract for Upton, who will earn $14.5MM in 2015, and wasn’t surprised by the trade, especially after Jason Heyward was dealt to the…
  • NL Notes: Dodgers, Padres, Stewart, Braves

    Zach Links
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    The Dodgers did it: they ended the Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6MM in luxury tax, as Ronald Blum of The Associated Press writes.  The Dodgers finished with a record payroll of $257,283,410, more than $20MM above the previous high set by the Yankees last year.  More from the National League.. Despite making offensive upgrades, there are plenty more moves for the Padres to make, writes Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego. San Diego has some obvious weaknesses and Lin figures they’ll make at least two more moves. The…
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  • Bills eliminated from playoff contention with loss at Oakland

    Michael David Smith
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    A promising season for the Bills has come to a disappointing end, as a loss in Oakland today has eliminated Buffalo from playoff contention. The Raiders came out playing hard and surprised the Bills, winning 26-24. Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr showed again that he’s a promising prospect, if not yet a great quarterback. He…
  • Raiola could be facing a suspension after Sunday stomp

    Mike Florio
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:33 pm
    When the Lions head to Lambeau Field for the NFC North championship game next week, they possibly won’t have veteran center Dominic Raiola. Raiola is facing discipline in the wake of his stomp on the leg of Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson.  That discipline could include a suspension. “I want to emphasize that our number…
  • Giants help Tom Coughlin’s cause with third straight win

    Josh Alper
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The two best arguments to use in favor of Tom Coughlin returning as Giants head coach for another season are that the team’s players still play hard for him and that the offense installed this season will be a strong unit with a year of experience under its belt. Sunday brought support for both notions.…
  • Cowboys rout Colts, win NFC East

    Mike Wilkening
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    After an agonizing five-season absence, the Cowboys are back in the playoffs — and as division champions to boot. Led by a spectacular performance by quarterback Tony Romo, the Cowboys rolled to a 42-7 victory over Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Romo was splendidly efficient, completing 18-of-20 passes for 218…
  • Twelve fans injured by indirect lightning strikes at Bucs game

    Darin Gantt
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    A total of 12 people were injured, though it appears none were directly struck by lightning outside today’s Buccaneers-Packers game. According to WFLA in Tampa, a dozen fans outside Raymond James Stadium were injured by an indirect lightning strike. Tampa Fire Rescue got a call at 4:11 p.m., right after the Bucs lost a 20-3…
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    Hail Mary Jane

  • HMJ Classics: My Legalization Fantasy — When the Tide Turned

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    When historians chronicled the end of the war on drugs they asked whether it was possible to identify the moment the scales tipped and a more rational drug policy emerged. My thought was always that it happened July 4, 2016. That was the "Day of Intention" when cannabis users stood up -- publicly -- and said, "Look how many of us there really are!" That was the day the cannabis culture set its' intention to accept nothing less than legalization. That Independence Day in 2016 was about four months out from election day. The race was shaping up to be a very close presidential election. Two…
  • GroSkool: Flowering Week 4 & Nutrient Deficiency

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    We're at week 4 of our imaginary 8-week-flowering cannabis plant.   Some plants take longer, some a bit less time to ripen.  You will get to know what your plants want to do as you grow them.  If you work from clones you see the same plant over-and-over and have time to get to know your plants very well.  The better you know your plants the better job you will do in helping them to grow.   Let's start with the Master Kush we met a few weeks back. We are about half-way through the flowering phase. In this next video you will see a grower using super-cropping techniques during the…
  • Designer MMJ from Israel

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    What shape will mmj take in the future?  Maybe something like this.   An Israeli company is seeking government approval of a genetically bred cannabis strain that improves its medicinal value while reducing the psychological effects of marijuana. KanaboSeed – a joint venture formed by software developer BreedIT and licensed medical marijuana grower Seach Ltd. – submitted applications for approval of two strains with increased CBD content and reduced THC levels, according to the Times of Israel. Development of “designer” strains of marijuana that treat specific diseases are…
  • Have Feds Quit Fighting MMJ?

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    I want to be more excited about this news.  Instead I find myself suspicious.  We are going to follow this story as it develops, but it may be that the federal government has stopped resisting medical marijuana in the states.    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It brings almost…
  • The 12 Days of Chronic Christmas

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    Here's a good song to have stuck in your head.   Hope you are enjoying the Holidays.
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  • Chris Conte Literally Pledges His Life To The NFL

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    Whilst sportsmen often use rhetoric surrounding devoting, or even sacrificing, their lives for their sport, few have phrased it as literally as the Chicago Bears’ Chris Conte. In a recent interview, with WBBM radio, Conte revealed that ‘my life will revolve around football to some point, but I’d rather have the experience of playing and, who knows, die 10, 15 years earlier than not be able to play in the NFL and live a long life.’ This dramatic statement is particularly potent considering that the 25-year-old, who plays in the free safety position, has suffered two…
  • Fantasy Football Could Prompt Online Sports Betting Revolution

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Fantasy Football betting isn’t yet a major part of the US gambling economy, despite the recent growth spurts by companies such as DraftKings. However, with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie saying earlier this year that he’d be willing to look into the possibility of incorporating the industry into his State’s igaming set-up, the potential for NFL betting could be huge in 2015. Christie’s Fantasy by  New Jersey National Guard  In fact, as well as taking an interest in Fantasy Sports, Christie, who is a Cowboys fan, is also looking to bring sports betting to New…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 16

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Here’s a look at Lester’s Legends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the Week 16. Start Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons Mark Sanchez, Philadelphia Eagles Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons Julian Edelman, New England Patriots DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers Defense New England Patriots Defense Philadelphia Eagles Defense…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football: Week 16 Sleepers

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of the Lester’s Legends under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 16. Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins Kyle Orton, QB, Buffalo Bills Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars Branden Oliver, RB, San Diego Chargers Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys Stedman Bailey, WR, St. Louis Rams Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons Nate Washington, WR, Tennessee Titans Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings – Week 16

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 16 fantasy football wide receiver rankings. 1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson is averaging 85 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. Megatron had 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with the Chicago Bears. The Bears have allowed 272.2 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game. 2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas is averaging 99.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He has scored and/or topped 100 yards in 10 of the past 11 games. Thomas faces the Cincinnati…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • The Last Post Of 2014 Of Any Kind (And BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz)!

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    So this is it, I'm shutting down the presses until Monday, January 5th, Two Thousand and Freaking Fifteen, at which point I will resume regular updates:"Wow, I can't believe it's almost 2015," he sighed wistfully.If you'd have told me 25 or 30 years ago that by 2015 we would not be living on Mars, or traveling in flying cars, or vacationing in a democratic North Korea, I'd have been profoundly disappointed.Indeed I'm still profoundly disappointed.And if you'd have told me I'd be a semi-professional bike blogger when I grow up, I'd have saved myself a bunch of time by dropping out of grade…
  • The last day-after-Wednesday post of 2014.

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    First of all, now that we're normalizing relations with Cuba, I'd like to welcome all you cubanos to the blog.  Our cycling cultures have much we can learn from each other.  For example, you can teach us about DIY recumbent building:While we can teach you about being overprivileged douchebags who wear cyclocross-specific shoes:And don't forget your cyclocross-specific scarf:I never thought I'd get to the point where cyclocross annoyed the fuck out of me, but I'm sorry to report that cyclocross now annoys the fuck out of me.It's hard to say whether it's because cyclocross is getting…
  • The last Wednesday post of 2014.

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    I've just learned a fun fact from a reader about New Zealand, which is that their taboo against not wearing a plastic hat while riding a bicycle is even stronger than their taboo against public nudity:A male in Timaru was stopped by police on Sunday afternoon while cruising the streets without clothes or helmet.Like Australia, it is compulsory for cyclists to wear helmets in New Zealand.The man was slapped with a fine for leaving his head uncovered, while police were more lenient about him leaving his body unclothed. So where did they slap him?Speaking of nudity, Leroy's Dog has…
  • No time for titles!

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    In yesterday's post, I mentioned possibly conducting a "test" of a Walmart fat bike:To which a commenter replied thusly:Mr.Doom said...The Fatties at bikesdirect are rideable and fairly cheap. The FBSO from wallyworld will shoot your eye out kid.DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 9:27 PMHere are said Bikesdirect fatties:Shooting your eye out notwithstanding, I'd argue that it's the Bikesdirect offerings that are the most dangerous, for the simple reason that they're just nice enough to send you into an upgrade spiral.  In fact, about five years ago, I ordered a shockingly inexpensive singlespeed 29er…
  • I refuse to pay my dues until I can buy cheap ones at Walmart.

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Yesterday morning I sat atop a ridge in silent contemplation:As I contemplated, a Zen kōan came to mind:The Enlightened ManShogen asked: `Why does the enlightened man not stand on his feet and explain himself?' And he also said: `It is not necessary for speech to come from the tongue.'I then passed wind loudly, proving this to be true.If I'm that wise on a regular bike, just imagine how insightful I'd be if I had a fat bike!  Fortunately, Walmart--a.k.a. "America's Junk Drawer"--has expanded its fat bike offerings to include this seven-speed model for $230.99:(Walmart: Fat Bikes for Fat…
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (12/19/2014)

    Darren Heitner
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    Shabbat Shalom my friends.  And a Merry Christmas to those celebrating the holiday next week.  A lot of interesting occurrences this week, including a featured interview on Above the Law and some coverage of a trademark application I filed for Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green...
  • On To The Next One: Marlon Brown

    Mark Burns
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    At the tail end of the NFL regular season, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown has signed with Universal Sports and Entertainment Management, according to SportsBusiness Journal.  He’ll be represented by Universal President/CEO, Kevin Conner, along with Vice President, Robert Brown....
  • Talking About Sports Biz And Sports Law On Above The Law

    Darren Heitner
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Head over to our friends at Above the Law for an ongoing conversation between Zach Abramowitz and me using Abramowitz’s innovative ReplyAll platform.  Abramowitz is asking me questions about how Sports Agent Blog got started, why I chose a path that led me to becoming a lawyer with a focus on...
  • On To The Next One: Lewis Hamilton

    Chris Lesley
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    William Morris Endeavor (WME) landed a massive coup this week with the signing of Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. He was previously managed by Simon Fuller at XIX Management. Lewis’ contract with XIX ended last month and he decided not to renew. Hamilton has one year remaining on his 3...
  • Wolverines QB Devin Gardner Signs With Yee And Dubin Sports

    Mark Burns
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s officially the end of the college football regular season, and that means student-athletes have begun signing with NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors in hopes of one day making a 53-man NFL roster. University of Michigan football quarterback, Devin Gardner, has signed with Yee and Dubin...
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    The Science of Sport

  • The 2-hour marathon and the 4-min mile

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    A recently launched group plans to help runners go under 2 hours for the marathon in five years. is it feasible? For many reasons, I say no. The 4-min mile analogy is often used - here's my response to that particular thought. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • A stragetic and tactical talent management perspective: The viable athlete

    30 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    The identification and management of talent is primarily a strategic and tactical function. Too often it is approached as operational, the what and how taking precedence over the why. That leads to ineffective delivery. This post explores the balance between purpose and practice. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • High performance: Complex simplicity

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    At the recent BASES conference in the UK, Team GB's track cycling team presented their high performance philosophy. It boils down to "complex simplicity", and its principles are relevant to any coach or HP manager, even beyond sport The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • 2014 New York Marathon: Live coverage

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Live coverage, splits and thoughts from the 2014 New York Marathon The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • What (not) to say when doping accusations come knocking

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    What should you say when you're falsely accused of doping? In the climate of cynicism and mistrust, there's a fine line between protesting too much and defending yourself. What would people believe? Your thoughts on doping responses. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • The Three Best Tracks for Greyhound Handicapping

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    I like to handicap tracks that give more information, don’t you? This is why Daytona Beach, Mardi Gras and Tri State are my favorite tracks to handicap now. They’re the only tracks that actually print First To Turn Time in their … Continue reading → Related posts: Greyhound Systems – Do It Yourself With Help From the Internet
  • How To Bet On Dogs: Just Let It Go

    5 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    As I write this, it’s December. Soon a new year will be starting. This time of year is a time when a lot of people are thinking about habits and planning to lose some bad ones. I always find it helpful … Continue reading → Related posts: How To Bet On Dogs With A Handicapping System Thanks to Amazon for Making Handicapping Easier
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    The Surfboard

  • 2014 ASP Men's WCT | Ultimate Social Media Guide

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    While the 2014 ASP World Tour has come to an end, the action is far from over. Now is the time that all the surfers on tour head home, prepare for the upcoming season and might even sneak in a few surf trips to fine tune their technique and strategy. That's why it's important to be following all of them on their social media accounts to see what's going down behind the scenes. Below is a comprehensive list and directory for every surfer on the 2014 ASP Men's WCT. Enjoy!Adam Melling: Instagram + Twitter + FacebookAce Buchan: Instagram + Twitter + FacebookAdriano De Souza: Instagram + Twitter +…
  • 2014 ASP World Title + 2014 Billabong Pipe Masters

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    Gabriel Medina has won Brazil's first world surfing title on is probably still celebrating this morning after the 2014 ASP World Championship Tour came to an end yesterday afternoon. Coming into the event, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning both had a chance of clinching the title but failed to advance into the later rounds of the event which allowed Gabirel Medina to claim his 1st world title. It’s important to note that Alejo Muniz defeated both Mick and Kelly; something Gabriel Medina will be grateful for in the coming years. Throughout the day, fans of the Brazilian superstar were loud,…
  • On The Road

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    SLVDR | Rufskin Denim | Herschel Supply Co. | Sanuk
  • Eric Geiselman | Palm Beach, Florida

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
  • Max Hodges | Millionaire Matchmaker

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    As discussed in a previous article, Max Hodges was the inconic surfing TV personalities on TMZ before leaving the show in October of 2013 due to what Max described as a stressful work environment that didn't allow enough time for surfing. While it's still unclear how Max Hodges earns a paycheck these days, he did mention that he is starting an e-commerce business during a recent interview with Locale Magazine.But just because Max Hodges left TMZ, doesn't mean that his television career is over forever. In fact, he will be making an appearance on the newest season of The Millionaire…
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  • Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    The Arkansas Razorbacks hope to continue their winning ways with a win versus the Milwaukee Panthers. The defending Horizon champion Milwaukee Panthers haven't gotten off to the greatest of starts with a 5-7 record as both ends of the floor have not been on the same page. That has been an issue in losses in three of four following a 61-56 defeat at SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday. This wasn't a thing of beauty for either side with a combined 34 turnovers but the Cougars 43%-31.7% shooting edge was enough to win with the Panthers likely losing the game on their 3-21 performance from long range.
  • Connecticut vs. Columbia - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    The Columbia Lions and Connecticut Huskies play Monday night at the Webster Bank Arena. The Columbia Lions have split their last four games and would love to get a win here. On the season, Columbia is averaging 60.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 53.7 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Maodo Lo is averaging 17.6 points and 5.1 rebounds while Kyle Castlin is averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Cory Osetkowski is grabbing 7.7 rebounds and Steve Frankoski is shooting 31.4 percent from the field. The Columbia Lions are a defensive minded team that’s allowed 64 or less points…
  • Butler vs. Tennessee-Martin - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:13 pm
    The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks and Butler Bulldogs play Monday at the Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks have won four of their last five games and play already their ninth true road game. On the season, Tennessee-Martin is averaging 70.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Deville Smith is averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 assists while Twymond Howard is averaging 14.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Myles Taylor is grabbing six rebounds and Marshun Newell is shooting 41.6 percent from the field. The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks are a very…
  • Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Murray State Racers - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The Murray State Racers look for a road win against the Southern Illinois Salukis at SIU Arena Monday. The Murray State Racers are one of the favorites in the Ohio Valley and they are looking as if they are in mid season form. The Racers are riding one of the bigger scoring offenses at 78 points to six consecutive victories with over 80 points scored in the last five. The Racers are coming off of an 89-77 win over visiting Illinois State where the exploded for 52 second half points that erased a five point deficit going in to the locker room. The Redbirds hit at 41% from the field which which…
  • Syracuse vs. Colgate - 12/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The Syracuse Orange and the Colgate Raiders face off on Monday at the Carrier Dome in college basketball action. The Syracuse Orange are 6-4 this season but they have lost three of their last four games. Syracuse is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.8 points and their opponents are shooting 36.8 percent. Rakeem Christmas leads the Orange averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. Chris McCullough is averaging 12.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, Trevor Cooney is averaging 12.1 points, and Kaleb Joseph is averaging 8.2 points…
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    DailyStoke's Daily Dose


    16 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Beautiful, three to four hundred yards long, Hanalei Point is a right hander fronting Hanalei Bay's Easterly point over a quarter-mile from shore. The wave is broken in to three separate take-off zones. “The... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Calavera – Your New Favorite Surfwear (review)

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:16 pm
    I’m not sure whether it was a blessing or a curse, but while testing the suit, I managed to take a few heavy Sunset Point outside sets on the head. On the entire North Shore of Oahu, Sunset beach is hands down the most... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Pipeline Predictions

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    The north shore is coming alive, anticipation is building, when the next swell arrives, the Billabong Pipe Masters begins. As I ponder over whether I should start Seabass or Kolohe on my fantasy team, I came to the... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Stephanie Gilmore Interview: Six-time World Champ

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    While most of us here in the United States were busy stuffing our faces with turkey and watching football this past Thursday (Nov 27th), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) was busy claiming her 6th ASP World Champion title.... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Wicked Audio – Raven Review

    30 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    These headphones turned my day around, no joke. I just got back from giving a presentation that didn't go as well as expected, so naturally I was pretty bummed. When I saw these on the porch the first thing I thought... Click the link above to get stoked!
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Well, there goes that golden piece of parental logic.  For years, we’ve been arguing, imploring and threatening our kids to get off their Xbox, PS4 or even Wiis (are those still around?) and get outside for some fresh air and reality.  It isn’t healthy, we argued, to sit in front of that TV and play video games for hours.  While we still have the cardiovascular argument in our corner, new research just confirmed that gaming actually improves our kids’ ability to learn new sensorimotor skills.Playing “first person” games, like Call of Duty or Madden, drops the user…
  • Kids Who Move Can Grow Their Brain

    6 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    If there is one thing that Charles Hillman wants parents and teachers to understand, it is the power of aerobic activity to improve the brains of young children.  From his Neurocognitive Kinesiology Lab at the University of Illinois, Professor Hillman has produced study after study showing not only cognitive improvement in the classroom but also the brain’s physical changes that occur when kids become more fit.  His latest research, in collaboration with postdoctoral researcher Laura Chaddock-Heyman and Arthur Kramer, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, reveals more compact…
  • Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    On the road to sports success, young athletes need two ingredients, innate skills and the willingness and determination to get better.  We all know boys and girls who showed early promise that got them noticed but then didn’t have the drive to practice every day to develop that talent.  Often labeled lazy or unmotivated, the assumption was that they chose their own path by not working hard.  However, new research shows evidence that genetics may play a role not only in the natural abilities of a developing superstar but also in their practice persistence and…
  • See The Game Through The Eyes Of The Quarterback

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Going into the start of football season, there is plenty of expert commentary on what makes up the “right stuff” when evaluating quarterbacks. Everything from arm strength to height to foot skills to the size of their hands was measured and dissected to find the magic combination of variables. While the body mechanics of delivering a football on target are vital, QBs rely even more on their vision both before and after the ball is snapped.It’s not just knowing where and when to look at an opposing defense but also understanding what to look for across the line. Defensive players are…
  • How To Train The Runner's Brain - An Interview With Jason Fitzgerald

    5 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    As productive human athletes, we just assume that we can knock down any walls put in front of us and conquer new feats of greatness if "we just put our mind to it."  Our conscious brain sets goals, gives pep talks and convinces us that with the right training plan, we can finish a race of any distance. But, when we're stretching our training run farther than ever before, the little voice in our head pops up to try to talk some sense into us; "that's enough for today" or "there's a lot of pain happening right now, time to quit."  As I discussed in last week's post about the…
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    Sports Networker

  • Contemplating a Sports MBA? Just do it.

    Amy Ranta
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    A Masters of Business Administration is a very useful degree in the sports industry. There are many career paths within the industry that require an MBA in order to be successful, and a concentration in Sports Management shows your dedication to the industry. You want to leave your mark and make an impact worth remembering; as it is not only the athletes that make the industry what it is but the business people behind the scenes as well. Sports management careers span professional sports teams, collegiate sports, non-profit sports organizations and schools. There are people managing the day…
  • Poker Fanatic? Here Are The Dream Jobs For You

    Ashwin Iyer
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    For many individuals, particularly under the age of 25, earning a career as a professional poker player seems incredibly appealing. For players with the ideal set of skills, a successful professional poker career typically doesn’t come with the boredom of a 9-to-5 existence — a lifestyle that many of us can only dream of. And let’s not forget the opportunity for international travel. However, the world of professional poker is not for the faint of heart, and even the most experienced players may take a break from the game at one point or another to explore other career options.
  • Online Casino Gambling and Betting Best Practices

    Albertson Denim
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Online Casino gambling and sports betting are only two types of bets that you can participate in. That said, there are many opportunities to win some money with these methods. People are gambling online and, for various reasons, many more people are learning how to do this. While Casino gambling, it is important that you deal with it professionally, so that you do not get in a sticky situation. The more money you win, the more you will be tempted to bet more and indulge deeper into it. There are many online casinos and websites; and each of them has the same strategy to attract its…
  • Top 5 Reasons Athletes Sign Up for A Race

    Eitan Hefetz
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    My name is Tamar Barneis, a competitive athlete who has made a career in the field of endurance event production. Based on my experience, here are the the main reasons why athletes sign up for races. I hope this will provide you with a clear guide on how to draw participants to join your race. Over the past decade, there has been a remarkable, world-wide increase of endurance sport events. Some of them have attracted thousands of runners, cyclists or swimmers of all levels to take part in a single race. In general, all types of endurance races are everywhere these days, and on any given…
  • Finding Sports at The MGM Grand

    Ashwin Iyer
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Las Vegas, or as it calls itself “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” has always been renowned for its casinos, fine dining, nightlife and shopping. These certainly tick all the boxes for the majority of visitors, yet just what is there to do for us sports fans? Other than betting of course. If you head over to the MGM Grand Casino & Hotel, you will quickly discover that sports have been more than covered in Vegas through the use of their MGM Grand Garden Arena. The arena seats almost 17,000 people and is where all of the big sporting events take place in Las Vegas. There is…
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    Eleven Warriors

  • Cornerback Juwuan Briscoe Discusses Recruiting, Ohio State and More.

    Jeremy Birmingham
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    There's a lot of things you might not know about Waldorf, Maryland 2015 defensive back Juwuan Briscoe. That's intentional; he doesn't want to talk much about himself. He's a player from a high school (Thomas Stone) of just over 1300 and a three-star prospect at cornerback, where he's ranked as the 35th-best at his position. A position, you might not know, that he only started playing this year. Still, he was named The Washington Post's All-Met Player of the Year this past week. "It's funny, I literally started playing cornerback in week four of this season," Briscoe told Eleven Warriors. "I…
  • Sugar Bowl: Who Will Take the Heat lff Devin Smith?

    Michael Citro
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    As Ohio State prepares for its showdown with Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, one thing I keep wondering about is how Nick Saban will approach the game on the defensive side of the ball. Alabama’s run defense is very good and probably doesn’t need much fine tuning. Opponents average only 2.81 yards per carry against the Crimson Tide. But Bama has precisely one game film worth of meaningful snaps to try to figure out how to shut down Cardale Jones and the passing attack. I don’t think the Buckeyes will be as stingy with the designed quarterback runs in the Sugar Bowl as they were against…
  • Braxton Miller, Evan Spencer Among Current and Former Ohio State Student Athletes to Receive Degrees

    11W Staff
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    At 2 p.m. today, 47 current and former student-athletes will officially receive their degrees from The Ohio State University. Among those walking will be Braxton Miller, the Big Ten's two-time conference Player of the Year. Miller enrolled in January of 2011 and will achieve his degree in four years – impressive enough without considering his workload on the gridiron. Joining Miller are nine other football players, including current players Evan Spencer, Joel Hale and Rashad Frazier. Nathan Williams, a starter on the defensive line from 2010-12, will join the current crop of Buckeyes. Also…
  • This Week in Data: Cameron Johnston's Lethal Leg

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:40 am
    Jim Tressel was famous for saying the punt was the most important play in football. He practiced what he preached, too, punting an average of 57 times per season, despite having some of the best teams in college football during his tenure at Ohio State. This week we take a look at one of the unsung heroes of this playoff-bound Buckeye team: punter Cameron Johnston. In much the same way we broke down Devin Smith’s performance earlier in the season, we plotted out each of Johnston's punts for the entire 2014 season. Click to enlarge To get an idea of just how good the Australian born punter…
  • Unbalanced Nonconference Scheduling Puts Buckeyes at Disadvantage

    Nicholas Jervey
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    When the Buckeyes began the 2014 season, they were counting on games against North Carolina and Louisville to gauge the team's progress. Seven weeks into the season, we still don't know how good they are. "We've got two losses to two really, really, really good basketball teams, great basketball teams," Thad Matta said yesterday after losing to North Carolina. "I think to put ourselves in that position, we've got to look ourselves in the mirror and say, 'Hey, we're not there yet.' Which is fine, but we've got to look at all the little things that we have to do to get better and get that…
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  • Sunday Musings #178

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    While putting the finishing touches on preparations for the Christmas Eve / Christmas Day festivities... Don't forget to follow me on Twitter - @TheOneTrueJay I saw a hilarious Christmas related comic strip this week that kind of fit me perfectly: NFL New England Patriots - The Patriots wrapped up another AFC East division championship last Sunday with their 41-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins. At 11-3, they are in control of their own playoff destiny and are looking to win out to seal home field advantage through said postseason play. The game didn't initially start out to be a study in…
  • What Dooo They All Want?

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    It's not Christmas Eve just yet, but it's close enough for late shoppers to push the panic button. What does my wife really want? How about my little kid who wants everything? How about my college kid who professes to want nothing? How about my cousin Fred who wants money? Or my niece who wants a husband? Sometimes you just have to rely on Santa Claus to do the heavy lifting. Sports fans may have slightly different wish lists than your niece or kids, but Santa has a big sleigh, or so I'm told. It might not be quite that big. As usual, not everybody gets what he wants. We have, however,…
  • NASCAR Update And Other Fast Stuff 12–21–14

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Ring a ling ling ling. Ring a ting ting. Welcome Gabbers and others to my NASCAR updates and other fast stuff. You better not pout. You better not cry. Cause you're bumming that dog out. That's why. Wow. Only 5 days till Christmas. I might do my shopping on Monday......Or Tuesday. I'm pouting. Santa's helper is pooped. Been busy busy busy packing out orders, picking orders, hand delivering packages directly to the trucks and doing all the things I normally do just much faster. I kind of look like that dog right now.  Lets see here. In the land of Left Turns awards are still being given out,…
  • Saturday Coffee With The Hoov––Dec 20, 2014

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The Hoov's Holiday Wish List After an eight year hiatus, it’s a pleasure to be back and have a regular weekly writing gig!  For my first post as a Saturday Feature on You Gab Sports—and given the season—I thought I’d revive one of my old holiday blogging traditions, and create my fantasy Christmas list: the (tongue in cheek) things I’d most like to see this holiday season.  So let’s assume I’ve been good this year (no small leap, that) and cut right to the chase: here’s my 2014 list for the man in red. CHIIIIIEEEEEFFFFSSSSS!!!  I’m a lifelong Chiefs fan, and nobody has…
  • Storminnorman's Sports Blog 12/20

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hello everyone, it's been a pretty busy week around the house and it's only going to get busier today, so I thought I would get a little bit of a head start on my blog as not to rush around later on today trying to finish it. First, I want to wish each and everyone safe and Merry Christmas, as you spend it with your families... When I was growing up and to this day, remains one of my favorite Christmas shows as I watch it with Noah and Taylor everytime it comes on television. However, it seems little Noah soon to be the proud owner of an Xbox 360 is being a little bit of a Grinch today, as he…
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    Peak Performance: The Blog

  • The Maturation of Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    "Truthfully, before the season even started, we felt different, The biggest thing is, we stay together, we play together. We're more of a family. We respect one another and we try to bring out the best in each other. That's the difference."--Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver, who scored three touchdowns and 114 yards on six receptions against the Eagles in Philadelphia.After three consecutive mediocre, non-playoff 8-8 seasons (and much criticism from fans and the media), the Dallas Cowboys are back on top of the NFC East after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday…
  • The Team Virus: Have You Caught It?

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    How quickly can a coach lose his influence on the team?   When teams lose, we tend to blame the coach.   Is it fair? Yes and no.  Peer pressure can destroy a team.   Team culture will dictate the outcome.  Culture and work ethic are viral. When you have individual players that negatively influence the team, you lose the team.  Do you have a team virus? As a coach, you want your players to talk, to communicate, to give each other information and feedback about the situation at hand. However, you don't want players to "throw each other under the bus" during…
  • LeBron James and the Flow State

    7 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    During the 2011 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks, I wrote a blogpost about LeBron James suggesting that he was thinking too much: Peak Performance: The Blog: LeBron Is Not Shrinking From the Stage, He's Think...Bless his heart, he is doing it again with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  LeBron may be too smart for his own and the team's good. As he works to help build a winning team and a climate of success in his return to Cleveland,  he may be back to thinking too much about his role, his teammates, how to facilitate, how to fit it. Of course those issues are…
  • Kobe Bryant Reaches for Next Step in his Maturity

    5 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    "Right now we've really figured out how to bond together as a group. True chemistry is built through adversity. It's tough because it could cut either way. It seems to have brought us together."--Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, in an interview prior to last season (October 2013).And the adversity just keeps coming.  Many people have predicted another losing season for the Los Angeles Lakers, who have lost the first five games of the 2014-2015 NBA season. Though, Bryant, their leader, returns after two injury-plagued season, the team is not expected to return to the Lakers' typical…
  • Chicago Bulls' Mindset Dictates Success

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    “If you work hard one day and you improve, and then you don’t work hard for three days, well guess what? You’re not going to be very consistent, The good teams establish how they’re going to go about their business. They do it day after day. That’s how you build your mental toughness, that’s how you build your conditioning, that’s how you build your discipline, and that’s how you win.“You start off the season, and you have everybody saying they want to win a championship, but very few are willing to pay that price every single day. When you study championship teams, you see…
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    Women Talk Sports

  • FIghters in the ring, friends after

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    PIC via FB This is what it looks like when fighters hang out after kicking each other about the ring for a few rounds. On the left is Israeli fighter Adi Rotem who beat Ferial 'Felix' Ameeroeiden in Dublin at the latest Enfusion bouts.  As always it was a pleasure to see two skilled and talented women fighters kicking ass - and stunning some of the crowd. There's always someone who has never seen female fighters before, and sits there with that 'yeah, whatever' face soon to be changed.   Lots of great photos by David Fogarty on Rotem's FB page from that night.  And here's the two of them…
  • High school rankings, Nike TOC

    Sue Favor
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:39 pm
    This week's rankings: Maxpreps Xcellent 25: 1 McEachern (Powder Springs, GA) 2 Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA) 3 Blackman (Murfreesboro, TN) 4 Chaminade (West Hills, CA) 5 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) 6 Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN) 7 Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, FL) 8 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, PA) 9 Rock Bridge (Columbia, MO) 10 St. Mary's (Stockton, CA) 11 Bishop McNamara (Forestville, MD) 12 Elizabethtown (KY) 13 Bedford North Lawrence (Bedford, IN) 14 Myers Park (Charlotte, NC) 15 Northside (Fort Smith, AR) 16 Miami Country Day (Miami, FL) 17 Paul VI (Fairfax, VA)…
  • The strong stay strong….for now

    Sue Favor
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Upset: #11 Tennessee routed #7 Stanford, 59-40. The Lady Vols are on a roll; that was their fifth straight win. More results: #15 Georgia survived Furman, 58-51. #25 St. John's outlasted Auburn, 56-49. They are undefeated. #9 Baylor had to rally to beat #18 Michigan State, 84-65. #16 Oregon State continued its domination with a 73-50 thumping of Nevada. Minnesota is hanging tough. They downed Liberty, 74-60. Washington edged UC Riverside, 74-71. Utah took down Louisiana Tech, 67-52. CSUN defeated San Diego State, 65-54. Washington State pulled away from Montana State, 82-61. Long Beach State…
  • End of the year update: Sarah

    Sarah and Jessica
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:55 pm
    I've been having some "first-world" problems not having internet access at home so I am pretty excited to be able to finally sit down and blog! I just wanted to sit down and kind of let you know how this year has been going and give you some hope for me for this upcoming year. Charity This year, I had quite a bit of charity events going on. They were all a lot of fun and uplifting and I recommend that you try them out for yourself if you ever get the chance. *I started a Pen Pal program with first grade students from California. They got my picture, and letters from me, They practiced their…
  • Stanford Trampled by Tennessee

    C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    The good news? The Stanford Women’s Basketball team held Tennessee to 27 first half points. The bad news? Stanford only scored 15 in the same period. Stanford shot 23% in the first, making five of 21. They shot 25% for the game. To be fair, both teams struggled early on. Tennessee shot 35 % in the first before heating up in the second. How bad was it for Stanford? They were stuck on 10 points for eight minutes, from 10:24 to 2:10 left in the first. Stanford scored one basket over the last 10 minutes of the first half. Tennessee guard/forward Jaime Nared (31) and Stanford forward Erica…
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  • Costco Taste Test Challenge

    Good Mythical Morning
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Costco Taste Test Challenge How does Kirkland Signature measure up against the name brands? GMM #588! Good Mythical MORE: Want access to our invite only live... From: Good Mythical Morning Views: 1720749 35345 ratings Time: 15:04 More in Entertainment

    El Pulso De La República
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
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    El Pulso De La República
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  • Scoreboard by Apollos Hester - Songify This!

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Scoreboard by Apollos Hester - Songify This! After an intense dogfight, Apollos Hester tells Lauren Mickler how he won - and also the meaning of life. Original - From: schmoyoho Views: 1850788 41083 ratings Time: 01:58 More in Music
  • El "fantasma" de su padre en un videojuego

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    El "fantasma" de su padre en un videojuego SUSCRÍBETE: SÍGUEME EN GOOGLE+: SÍGUEME EN TWITTER: ¡LIKE EN FACEBOOK!: From: DrossRotzank Views: 2579817 161914 ratings Time: 05:17 More in Entertainment
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    The Business of Sports

  • Chicken Parm You Taste So Good (Russell Scibetti)
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Tweet I’m sure you’ve all see the Nationwide commercial “Jingle” which features Peyton Manning singing new lyrics throughout his day to the tune of “Nationwide is on your side.” By all accounts, it’s been one of the most successful ad campaigns of the year. // According to Jennifer Hanley, Nationwide’s senior vice president for brand marketing, “From a paid-media perspective, it’s one of our single most effective ads ever. From a social-media perspective, ‘Jingle’ is by far the most…
  • Time to Retire Ticket Fees (Russell Scibetti)
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Tweet During the Black Friday / Cyber Monday marketing blitz, several teams used the offer of “No Ticket Fees!” as their main promotional message, and for good reason. Customers HATE paying ticket fees, and the removal of these fees as a way to “discount without discounting” leads to strong conversion rates and ticket sales. Well the fact that this works should tell us something about the model teams use with their ticketing partner to sell tickets. Simply put… If consumers hate ticket fees, then let’s stop using them! StubHub learned this lesson years…
  • Infographic Friday: CenturyLink Sports Complex (Russell Scibetti)
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. This one comes to us who created an excellent visual breakdown of the Twins’ new spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida, including information on: Financial and timing details around construction Architectural and design details, including a 360 degree boardwalk Changes in capacity for different buying audiences Renderings of the complex itself
  • Building Fan Profiles (Russell Scibetti)
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Tweet In my most recent perusal of team marketing emails, I noticed one from the Minnesota Timberwolves with the subject line “Win a Suite for the Lakers Game by Completing Your Pack Profile.” Being as data and CRM oriented as I am, I decided to take a closer look at how the team was using this email and incentive to learn more about their fans, and I came away very impressed with the process. To start, here is the email which does a great job highlighting the valuable incentive and giving a brief, honest explanation as to why the team wants to know more about them. I imagine…
  • The Job Everyone Should Have At Least Once (Russell Scibetti)
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    Tweet Today’s post is courtesy of guest blogger Marc Riccio (originally published via LinkedIn) I recently spoke to college students at a career symposium. “What do you look for on a resume when hiring people?” came the polite, but eager question from the back of the room. “I look for people who have successfully spent time as a waiter or waitress!” was my quick and emphatic answer. The room went quiet and the students looked at me a little bewildered — except the students who actually had waited tables. They understood. And that’s exactly why…
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  • LA Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 12-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The LA Clippers will travel to battle the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA pro basketball game set for Monday December 22nd. CLIPPERS VS SPURS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Start time from San Antonio is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. LA Clippers improve to 19-8 following the 106-102 road victory on Saturday to the Milwaukee Bucks as a -10 point wagering favorite. The total finished at under 210 points. The Clips have won three of four. LA shot 45% from the field with 12 of 26 coming…
  • Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 12-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Atlanta Hawks are hitting the road to meet the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game set to go on Monday December 22nd. HAWKS VS MAVERICKS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Start time from Dallas is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The point spread odds from this game has the home team Dallas Mavericks the -6 ½ point favorite with a total of 207 ½ points. Atlanta improves to 19-7 on the season with the 104-97 road victory on Saturday to the Houston Rockets as a +5 point…
  • Portland Trailblazers vs. Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 12-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The Portland Trailblazers are headed to the highway to face the Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game on tap for Monday December 22nd. TRAILBLAZERS VS ROCKETS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Tip off time from Houston is set for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The wagering odds from this game has the home side Houston Rockets the -3 ½ point favorite with a total of 198 ½ points. Portland improves to 22-6 on the season with the 114-88 road victory on Saturday to the New Orleans Pelicans as a…
  • Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 12-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Denver Nuggets are hitting the road to face the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA pro basketball game on tap for Monday December 22nd. NUGGETS VS HORNETS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Game time from Charlotte is slated for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The NBA odds from this game has the home side Charlotte Hornets the -1 ½ point favorite with a total of 200 ½ points. Denver is improves to 12-15 on the year with the 76-73 home victory on Saturday to the Indiana Pacers as a -3 point wagering…
  • New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 12-21-2014

    Tony Tellez
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    The New Orleans Pelicans will travel to meet the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA pro basketball game on tap for Sunday December 21st. PELICANS VS THUNDER FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Play begins from Oklahoma City at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. New Orleans falls to 13-13 on the year with the 114-88 home defeat on Saturday to the Portland Trailblazers as a -5 ½ point favorite. The total finished at under 205 ½ points. The loss broke a two game win streak. It was a bad night shooting the…
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  • On blocking, muting and life on Twitter as a sportswriter

    James Mirtle
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:37 pm
    I end up spending an awful lot of time on Twitter these days. I've said this before, but it's simply essential to our job -- or at least the way I interpret our job. It not only helps promote stories; it helps promote good ideas, debate and the thought process that creates better work. Having a lot of interaction with readers is a good thing. It was when I ran this blog (2004-2008). It still is
  • 2014-15 NHL season predictions

    James Mirtle
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Here goes nothing. I'm not predicting who wins shootouts or not, so this is regulation points only. Add in six points to every team if you want to give them all an average number of shootout wins. Since coaching and goalie changes are typically the biggest wild cards (i.e. Bishop/Cooper in Tampa and Roy in Colorado last year) when it comes to predictions, figured I'd note those as well. And
  • 2014-15 NHL teams by height, weight and age

    James Mirtle
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The usual annual stats compilation. These are based on opening night rosters. Teams Weight WRk Height HRk Age ARk Anaheim 210.1 1 73.5 9 27.0 24 Arizona 206.1 8 73.9 2 28.3 8 Boston 200.7 20 73.2 15 27.6 17 Buffalo 202.2 17 73.2 15 26.3 29 Calgary 196.3 30 72.7 27 28.2 10 Carolina
  • 2014-15 Leafs preseason stats

    James Mirtle
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I haven't been able to find these posted anywhere so I'll just stick them here. Sorry that the formatting is not ideal, but it is what it is. Please don't send me requests for the other 29 teams. 
  • A word on our words

    James Mirtle
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Well, it's almost time to get back at it so... a couple thoughts. First off, I love Twitter. It's been a great addition to the hockey community the last few years, and it's opened doors for a lot of good writers, bloggers and fans to find an audience. For all the bad that you run into on there – and sure there's a lot of nonsense – there's been plenty of good. Good ideas. Good people. Good
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Sports

  • Australia v India 2014: Aussie fast bowlers should be aggressive, urges Jason Gillespie

    6 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    JASON Gillespie has urged Australia’s pacemen to maintain their trademark edge in order to honour fallen mate Phillip Hughes against India in the series opener at Adelaide Oval. While former Australian speedster Gillespie envisions 26-Test batsman Hughes eventually being immortalised at Adelaide Oval, there’s little room for sentiment in the make-up of a fast bowler. Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle and/or Josh Hazlewood will be forced to find the fire within from Tuesday against India despite Hughes’s tragic end.Gillespie was devastated to leave close mate and former…
  • Australia v India 2014: John Buchanan says Aussies must be honest about mental state

    6 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    That’s the question skipper Michael Clarke’s grieving players need to ask themselves ahead of Tuesday’s first Test against India at Adelaide Oval. Because any sign of weakness will be ruthlessly exposed, according to former Australia coach John Buchanan.While Clarke’s side will be motivated to honour Phillip Hughes, Buchanan says if they go into the five-day match not fully prepared mentally and physically they risk letting their late former teammate down. And their country.Ashes-winning mentor Buchanan, who stepped down as Australia’s national coach after claiming the 2007 World…
  • IPTL will help bolster Indian Tennis, claims Sania Mirza

    6 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    New Delhi: International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will help in the overall development of the game in India, the country’s top female player Sania Mirza has claimed. “The quality of players in IPTL is tremendous. It will do a lot in the development of Indian tennis. I hope it inspires a lot of kids to play tennis,” she said at a press conference held to launch the Indian leg of the franchisee-based tournament here. A part of the table-topping Indian Aces franchise along with compatriot Rohan Bopanna, Sania said that the country haven’t seen such an accumulation of stalwarts live…
  • Injured Australian cricketer Phil Hughes was using an older model helmet, say equipment manufacturers

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Hughes, who is fighting for his life in a Sydney hospital, was wearing Masuri’s ‘Original Test’ helmet, which offers less protection than the newer ‘Vision Series’ model, Masuri managing director Sam Miller told British media. Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes was wearing an older model helmet when he suffered a serious head injury on Tuesday, and the latest version released about a year ago might have offered better protection, the equipment manufacturer has said. Hughes, who is fighting for his life in a Sydney hospital, was wearing Masuri’s…
  • I am targeting a World Cup return: Harbhajan

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. “I am targeting the World Cup. It would be great to be a part of the team in Australia and New Zealand. For a player, World Cup is a big tournament and I am keeping my hopes alive,” Harbhajan, who was part of India’s World Cup-winning team in the 2011 tournament, told PTI. “Everyday I wake up, I stay positive and think…
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    The Big Tip

  • The Ship-Shape Man – With the Best Workout Regimen and Fitness Methods

    Emily Brown
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:32 pm
    At some point in the duration of a person’s lifetime, the urge to get fit rises and he gets involved in workouts and fitness regimens. Obesity is not a crime so much as an accident. It so happens that a person’s metabolism level drops owing to lack of exercise both mentally and physically while concentrating on something and failing to look after the body’s needs. Intake of fat without calorie burn is one of the primary causes of obesity and can result in thyroid problems that can increase the condition of obesity to visually abhorrent levels. It is always better to get in…
  • Looking For A Personal Trainer

    Emily Brown
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Some people are self-starters, they can come up with an idea and see it through to completion without the help of anyone else. The media likes to romanticize this type of individual, to the point where all too many think that needing help is a weakness. The truth is that we as human beings have reached this point because we come together to solve issues, whether it’s going to the moon or losing weight. That’s why you should consider hiring a personal trainer in Melbourne if you’re serious about weight loss and fitness. But with many options it can be hard to make a…
  • All there is to know about massage therapy and the benefits of personal or group fitness/training

    Emily Brown
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Coping up with the modern lifestyle can seem too arduous and rigorous at times. Managing too many things at one and juggling too many balls at the same time makes a person feel tired and exhausted. People barely get time to devote for their fitness as by the time they reach home, they usually get so tired that they don’t have the strength left to do anything but hit the rack and sleep. Maintaining such an unhealthy lifestyle can cause severe problems and complications in the long run. What people fail to realize that often irregular eating as well as sleeping habits can cause obesity…
  • Why only professional personal training experts should be hired

    Emily Brown
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    The process of reaching body fitness targets is never easy and requires total sacrifice by both coach and trainee. Many of the activities that you will be involved in when you get a private coach are very technical and therefore require highly trained experts. It is because of this that only the most qualified coach for personal training in Doncaster should be hired. Here are additional reasons delineating why only experts should be contracted.  1) Experts have all the necessary training on exercises that clients should use to get anticipated results. This training is crucial in making…
  • Get Personal Trainers To Maintain Good Health And Wellness

    Emily Brown
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The benefits and the advantages of exercise and regular maintenance of factors that influence the health such as diet, etc. are plenty. There are plenty of ways to exercise, but it is important to make sure that you know the correct method to exercise, because exercises differ according to age, gender, physical condition, etc. The exercises that are recommended for middle aged people is certainly different from the exercises that older people should do in order to keep them in a fit physical state. Similarly, the exercises that teenager should do will be different from those that pregnant…
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  • Major League Lacrosse Announces 2015 Schedule

    Lacrosse Playground
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    BOSTON (Dec. 18, 2014)- Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced today the schedule for the 2015 season. “As we enter our fifteenth season, I believe this is a well-balanced schedule,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “Each week will offer great matchups that will showcase the best talent professional lacrosse has to offer.” The 2015 MLL season will begin on Sunday, April 12 with the 2014 Champions Denver Outlaws visiting the Boston Cannons, The Rochester Rattlers traveling to Charlotte and the Ohio Machine visiting…
  • Epoch Lacrosse and deBeer Lacrosse Partner Together for the Holidays

    Lacrosse Playground
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:28 am
    Minneapolis, MN – December 18, 2014 – Epoch Lacrosse and deBeer Women’s Lacrosse are partnering together this holiday season to give custom new sticks to 100 girls in the Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership program.  Epoch will be providing their state-of-the-art Dragonfly carbon fiber shafts and deBeer will be completing the sticks with their latest Rapture heads. “Epoch and deBeer are true ambassadors for our sport,” said Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership Senior Program Director Joel Censer.  “It is amazing to see how these two very competitive companies have come together to…
  • Hounds Select Thul With First Pick In Supplemental Draft

    Lacrosse Playground
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Major League Lacrosse today held its 2015 Supplemental Draft, giving teams the opportunity to build out their 23-man protected rosters to a 40-man preseason roster. The draft consisted of 12 rounds and the Charlotte Hounds had 13 picks, including the first overall. With that pick the Hounds selected Garrett Thul, a left-handed attackman out of Army. Thul has two seasons of MLL experience, playing with the Hamilton Nationals in 2013 and the Florida Launch in 2014. In a combined 14 games, the six-foot-three, 231-pound attackman tallied 24 goals (including three 2-pointers) and added two…
  • East Coast Lacrosse Long Sleeve Shirts

    Lacrosse Playground
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    East Coast Lacrosse just dropped some new shirts. These shirts, with International flare, are made from lightweight and quick-drying material with a set sleeve for traditional fit and top end performance. Designed in house and made in America.They are also offering free two day shipping to Facebook fans. Head here for more info.
  • US Lacrosse Creates Guidelines for a Concussion Management Plan

    Lacrosse Playground
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    BALTIMORE, Dec. 17, 2014 — Using input from national experts on concussion and head injury, US Lacrosse has created and published guidelines to assist lacrosse organizations in the development of a concussion management plan. The guidelines are based on national and international concussion research and consensus statements, and endorsed by US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Committee. The guidelines may be accessed online at Head injury, including concussion, continues to be a concern in all youth sports, and as such, US Lacrosse strongly…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Atlanta Falcons

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:18 pm
    NEW ORLEANS -- A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 30-14 win Sunday over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. What it means: The Falcons, now 6-9, kept their postseason hopes alive by beating their bitter rival -- on the road, no less. If they beat the Carolina Panthers next Sunday at home, the Falcons win the NFC South and host a first-round playoff game. They controlled their destiny entering the day, and Sunday took care of the hardest part of the equation.
  • Foster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    HOUSTON (AP) Running back Arian Foster threw a touchdown pass, Randy Bullock made a franchise-record six field goals and Houston's defense dominated to give the Texans a 25-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
  • Steelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger passed for 220 yards and a touchdown, Le'Veon Bell added a score and the Pittsburgh Steelers locked up a postseason berth with a methodical 20-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
  • Rams and Giants fight after hit on Odell Beckham Jr.

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
  • Late safety helps Dolphins rally past Vikings 37-35

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The postgame celebration on the field had just begun when Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross gave seventh-round draft pick Terrence Fede a happy slap on the back.
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    The Source

  • Check Out Alex Ruffin’s New “Space Jam” Video

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Reminisce with Alex Ruffin and Michael Jordan, circa 1996 in “Space Jam.” I don’t always like recommending new artists, but when I do, it has to be a pretty cool artist.  I came across this guy who seems like he is really immersed in his music, and hip-hop culture.  Twenty-one year old, Stamford, Connecticut artist Alex Ruffin is a up and comer who is Usually Better [with] Every Rhyme (also the name of one of his mixtapes).  After dropping out of school, quitting his job, and losing a parent at the beginning of 2014, the budding artist found direction in creating music as…
  • Florida Cop Shot Dead One Day After NYPD Killings

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Another law enforcement officer lost his life in Florida this morning in a deadly shooting Police Officer Charles Kondek was killed in Tarpon Springs, Florida this morning after pursuing two suspects, in which one of the suspects opened fire on the officers, killing Kondek. The suspect attempted to leave the scene, but crashed while being pursued by other units. The police were originally called to a noise complaint about a stranger knocking on resident’s doors in the Glen’s Eureka apartment complex on Grand Avenue in Tarpon Springs, a suburb just 25 miles outside of Tampa. Kondek…
  • AG Schneiderman Weekly Newsletter (Dec. 15-19)

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    THIS WEEK IN THE NEWS December 15 to December 19,  2014 TOP HEADLINES Cracking Down On Prohibited Toy Guns When toy guns are mistaken for real guns, there can be tragic consequences. That’s why Attorney General Schneiderman sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon, K-Mart, and Sears, ordering to stop the sales of illegal toy guns to residents of New York State. State law prohibits the sale of imitation guns in realistic colors such as black, blue, silver, or aluminum, unless it has a non-removable one-inch-wide orange stripe running down both…
  • The Lakers Honor Kobe At The Staples Center For Passing Michael Jordan On The NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Ball Like Kobe Upon passing Michael Jordan and becoming third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, Kobe Bryant received a standing ovation. The only problem — if you can even consider it that — was the fact that Kobe’s scoring accolade didn’t actually take place in Los Angeles on his home court, but in Minnesota against the Timberwolves. Regardless, fans and players alike stood up to honor the Black Mamba. Yesterday (12/19) before taking the court against Kevin Durant and the Thunder, the Lakers — along with Magic Johnson — paid tribute to Kobe Wan…
  • 2 NYPD Cops Shot And Killed Execution Style In Brooklyn

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    PHOTO: THEODORE PARISIENNE/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Two uniformed NYPD officers of the 79th precinct were shot at point-blank range in their marked police car outside of the Tompkins Houses this afternoon According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot “execution style” by a single gunman who approached their car at a corner near Myrtle Ave in Bedford-Stuyvesant. One source says: The gunman just started “pumping bullets” into the patrol car! PHOTO: JEFF BACHNER/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The suspected…
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    Fenway West

  • Middlebrooks Traded to Padres

    Matt O'Donnell
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Red Sox have traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan.  Middlebrooks became a trade chip once the Red Sox signed Pablo Sandovol to play third base. It is great to see a graduate of Rollins College join the Red Sox, since I am also an alumni of the school.
  • Goodbye to Allen Webster

    Michael Passanisi
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    Along with Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster was the first of the “prospect hurlers” to be dealt away by the Sox. Obtained from the Dodgers in the 2012 megatrade, Webster pitched well at Pawtucket the last two years but was wildly inconsistent at the big league level. Nearly everyone who saw Webster pitch was impressed by his stuff. Signed by LA in 08, the 24-year-old pitched well in every level of minor league competition. In 7 seasons, he went 46-33 with an ERA of 3.40. His ratio of hits to innings pitched and walks to strikeouts were also very good. Webster may have fallen victim…
  • Red Sox Sign Justin Masterson

    Matt O'Donnell
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    The Red Sox have signed free agent pitcher and former team member Justin Masterson to a one year $9 million contract.  Masterson will try to bounce back from a rough year last year and prove he can be a member of the starting rotation.
  • Cespedes Traded To Tigers for Porcello

    Matt O'Donnell
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    The Red Sox have traded Yoenis Cespedes and Alex Willson to the Tigers for starting pitcher Rick Porcello.  As in the case of Cespedes, Porcello will be a free agent after the upcoming season.  He went 15-13 with  and ERA of 3.43 last season.
  • Red Sox Trade for Wade Miley

    Matt O'Donnell
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:31 pm
    With Lester out of the picture, the Red Sox have a long way to go in rebuilding their rotation.  They tried to get some help by trading for LHP Wade Miley from the DBacks.  Boston shipped Rudy De La Rosa, Wade Miller and a PTBNL to Arizona in exchange for Miley.  Last season Miley went 4 and 12 with an ERA of 4.34
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    Next Impulse Sports

  • A Brawl Broke Out Between The Rams And Giants

    Sean Wagner-McGough
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    So, in addition to Josh Brown kicking a player in the head earlier, we now have a brawl in St. Louis. It appears a late hit on Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. sparked the incident. Three players were ejected and the Rams were hit with a 15-yard penalty. [GIF via The Cauldron] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • The Colts Blow A Fake Punt Because Dewey McDonald Can’t Catch

    Sean Wagner-McGough
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Don’t blame the Colts’ coaching staff for this one. This fake punt was drawn up perfectly. Unfortunately for the Colts, Dewey McDonald couldn’t catch the ball. Dez Bryant then caught a touchdown pass for the Cowboys. [GIF via The Cauldron] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • The Miami Dolphins Beat The Minnesota Vikings On A Blocked Punt

    Sean Wagner-McGough
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    In one of the weirdest game-winning scores of all time, the Miami Dolphins blocked a punt for a game-winning safety. Not to mention, the blocked punt came during a fourth quarter that looked like this: The win keeps the Dolphins alive in the playoff picture. [Vine via cjzero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Josh Brown Kicks A Rams Player In The Head

    Sean Wagner-McGough
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Josh Brown is a kicker. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. [Vine via FanSided] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Damien Williams’ Touchdown Dance Was Interesting

    Sean Wagner-McGough
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    When the Dolphins’ Damien Williams scored a game-tying touchdown in the final minutes of the game, he broke out a pretty interesting touchdown dance. Here’s for more touchdowns from Damien Williams. [GIF via The Cauldron] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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    Total Packers

  • Packers Bounce Back, Clinch Playoffs

    Monty McMahon
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The Green Bay Packers beat an outmatched Tampa Bay Buccaneers team 20-3 on Sunday and clinched their sixth playoff berth in a row in the process. The post Packers Bounce Back, Clinch Playoffs appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Predictions: Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Shawn Neuser
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The Green Bay Packers travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers and try to get back to .500 on the road this season. Here's how we're picking the game. The post Predictions: Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Bryan Bulaga is Now Probable

    Monty McMahon
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    The Green Bay Packers have upgraded injured right tackle Bryan Bulaga to probable for Sunday's game. The post Bryan Bulaga is Now Probable appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Bryan Bulaga is Questionable

    Monty McMahon
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Although he is listed as questionable on the injury report, there appears to be very little chance the Green Bay Packers will be without starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga this week. The post Bryan Bulaga is Questionable appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Anyone Have a Jay Cutler Jersey They Want to Get Rid Of?

    Monty McMahon
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    It's come to this in Chicago, where it really sucks to be a Chicago Bears fan. The post Anyone Have a Jay Cutler Jersey They Want to Get Rid Of? appeared first on Total Packers.
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  • Newcastle v Sunderland Odds, Live Stream : Bet in play offer on Derby

    Thomas Sunderland
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
    The first Tyne-Wear derby of the season takes place at St. James’s Park on Sunday, as Sunderland travel to their closest rivals Newcastle United. Newcastle United suffered a disappointing week, losing at two of the sides in the capital in the form of Arsenal and Tottenham. Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both scored twice for […]
  • Roma v AC Milan Live Stream Starting soon : Watch online from Stadio Olimpico

    Thomas Sunderland
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    The big game in Serie A this weekend sees title chasing Roma take on AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico, with a live stream of the game from Bet365. Second takes on sixth as rising stars Roma take on the fallen giants of Milan. The game offers a perfect chance for manager Filippo Inzaghi, in […]
  • Nottingham Forest v Leeds Live Stream : Starting soon from City Ground

    Thomas Sunderland
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    Nottingham Forest take on Leeds in the Championship, with live streaming schedule in the late kickoff this evening. Two historically big clubs meet on Saturday as Nottingham Forest welcome Leeds United to the City Ground. The pair will both be despondent going into the game following the revelation that neither side will be allowed to […]
  • Reading v Watford Live Stream : Starts soon from Madejski Stadium

    Trevor Keane
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:09 am
    Reading take on Watford, live streaming, team news and match preview from this Championship clash at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon (KO 15:00). Steve Clarke will take charge of Reading for the first time this weekend when they face Watford at the Madejski stadium. The former West Bromwich Albion manager was appointed midweek on a […]
  • Barcelona vs Cordoba Live Stream – Starts soon from Nou Camp

    Thomas Sunderland
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Barcelona face Cordoba this afternoon with live streaming and match odds provided by Bet365. Barcelona will be out to finish the 2014 calendar with the win required to cut the gap at the top of La Liga when they face improving Cordoba at the Nou Camp later today, kick off 3pm. Luis Enrique’s side made […]
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  • Liverpool (2) Arsenal (2): Last Minute Drama Sees Reds Rescue a Point

    Steven McMillan
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Martin makes the highlight reel Deep down every Kopite knew that the 5-1 pasting that we handed Arsenal in this fixture last season just wasn’t on, but by the way Liverpool started, you never would have thought it. That is, until you saw the way they ended. Philippe Coutinho looked like he’d handed the Reds the lead on the stroke of half-time when his low shot was drilled into the bottom corner of the net, but Mathieu Debuchy somehow out-jumped Martin Skrtel to nod home with practically the final touch of the opening period. Olivier Giroud put the Gunners ahead just after the hour…
  • Javier Manquillo Throws Down Europa League Gauntlet

    News Desk
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Javier wants to win this thing Although all eyes remain firmly on the Premier League meeting with Arsenal later today, Liverpool fullback Javier Manquillo took some time out of preparations to talk about the upcoming Europa League tie with Besiktas and Champions League qualification. While UEFA’s second tier competition has been seen as nothing more than a nuisance in the past, changes to the rules will see the winner’s claim a spot in the qualifying stages of their premier competition next season regardless of their performances on the domestic front — something…
  • Pre-Match Interview: Rodgers Chasing Spirit and Focus in Brief Arsenal Briefing

    News Desk
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Video courtesy of nhlsarok Despite having a reputation for being one of the more expansive managers in the Premier League during press calls, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was all business in the build-up to Arsenal’s trip to Anfield later on today, providing only what was asked of him by the assembled media. Short, curt answers set the tone for the pre-match interview, leading to speculation that rumours of unrest in the dressing room have lead to the Reds manager giving the media the cold shoulder. “It would continue our spirit and focus,” explained the Northern Irishman,…
  • Victor Valdes Free to Join Liverpool Admits Man United Boss

    News Desk
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Wherever he may roam… What, you ask, has been going on with ex-Barcelona ‘keeper Victor Valdes? The veteran shot-stopper looked primed to join Liverpool on a short term deal once he proved his fitness, only to start training with bitter rivals Manchester United back in October, but his story has taken a bit of a turn since then. While it looked like Louis van Gaal, who worked with the 3-time Champions League winner during his time in Catalonia, was going to bring the Spaniard into his ever expanding fold at Old Trafford, reports in the media suggest that the 32-year old…
  • Arsenal Preview: How About Three Points in My Stocking?

    Steven McMillan
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The boys get ready for the Gunners I’m sure there’s more than one Kopite out there who has asked Santa Claus to bring them a repeat of last season’s result against Arsenal for Christmas. How do I know? Well, it was at the top of my list at least. To be quite fair though, it’s rare that whatever I want ends up in my stocking so I won’t hold my breath for complete and utter capitulation from the Gunners under wave after wave of attacking brilliance from the men in red. That being said, I will take three points for Liverpool however it may come — with these…
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    Sports Haze

  • Tips on Becoming the Best PT You Can Be

    Richard Murray
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:07 am
    Do you feel like you haven’t reached your full potential? We all strive to be the best at what we love and to constantly improve ourselves. As a personal trainer, your job is to not only be the best you can be, but also help people to become the best they can be. If you aren’t a personal trainer yet, but feel like you have what it takes to be the best, look at studying courses online, from professionals like Fitlink. Then read on for some simple tips to keep you on top of your game. Knowledge To be the best, you need to know more than the rest. Start with understanding the importance of…
  • The telltale signs 2015 might be the year to switch your golf course…

    Richard Murray
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:28 am
    Have you become institutionalised when it comes to golf? You’ve perhaps become immune to the sight of those erratically maintained bunkers and unpredictable greens. You no longer look on with bewilderment over a near-deserted course while you queue for a tee. You’re pleasantly surprised when lunch isn’t quite as bad as you remember from last time… You may still look back with with fondness on the day you were presented with your member’s locker key. You continue to pay your membership fee each year of course (which reminds you, it’s probably due again in January). The problem is,…
  • Is Djokovic’s name already being etched onto the ATP?

    Richard Murray
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    Novak Djokovic has won the last two ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 Arena – and the betting market seems to suggest he’s a foregone conclusion to win the 2014 event too. This is understandable; with Rafael Nadal out due to an appendix operation, Djokovic’s competition has been diluted. It seems as if the main challenge will come from veteran Roger Federer and UK hopeful Andy Murray. As things stand the pre-tournament betting, Djokovic is a 5/6 chance, followed by Roger Federer at a best-priced 4-1 and Andy Murray available at a maximum of 7-1. And if you were staking your life on…

    Richard Murray
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    FIFA have turned a few heads and got some tongues wagging by revealing their 23-strong shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or. The prestigious award was first introduced as the European Footballer of the Year award in 1956, and has since been extended to include players from all around the world. In 2010, the award merged with the FIFA World Player of the year to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or, and today the award attracts media attention all over the world as well as bets from those who have a keen eye on the footballing talent we have today. Previous winners in recent years…
  • 2015 Rugby World Cup Preview

    Richard Murray
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
      We are now within a year of the Rugby Union World Cup. Rugby’s premier tournament will be heading to both England, and Wales (Cardiff) next September – and a legion of hungry, expectant fans will arrive with them. Defending champions New Zealand will be looking to claim their third world title, and are rightly the favourites with BetFair to do so. However, just because you are the best team in the world does not guarantee you success, the All Blacks reigning supreme at this World Cup is fancied but by no means a foregone conclusion. So who are the teams that could get their…
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    Project Spurs

  • Ellis fuels Mavs past depleted Spurs

    Stephen Anderson
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:36 pm
    The San Antonio Spurs played five games in seven days, including two consecutive triple overtime games this week, the week from hell in other words. It is what some have called the toughest stretch for the Silver and Black in recent memory. It came to an end on Saturday night, but not without a tough […]
  • Video: Santa Claus does his best Popovich press conference impression

    Jeff Garcia
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    ESPN has trotted out brand new NBA commercials featuring Santa Claus to promote their slew of NBA games coming this Christmas Day. One of the commercials has Santa doing his best Gregg Popovich impersonation and frankly, he nailed it! From Pop’s short answers, grouchiness and demeanor, Santa Claus nailed the San Antonio Spurs head coach […]
  • 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Mavs

    Jeff Garcia
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    The San Antonio Spurs (17-10) will look to snap a 2-game losing streak as they will visit in-state rival Dallas Mavericks (19-8) with new point guard Rajon Rondo. The Spurs have beaten the Mavs earlier this season 101-100 in San Antonio. The Spurs are coming off back-to-back heartbreaking triple-overtime loss this time to the Blazers. […]
  • About A Loss: Spurs 119, Trail Blazers 129 in Triple-Overtime

    Paul Garcia
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:37 pm
    AT&T CENTER – “I’m proud of the whole team and what they’ve done,” said San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Friday evening, after his team fell for a second straight game in triple-overtime, but this time to the Portland Trail Blazers 129-119. “It’s a different group every night,” continued Popovich. “It would almost be […]
  • (Audio) Spurs vs. Portland Pregame Report: Leonard, Parker, Batum, Lopez out

    Paul Garcia
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    AT&T CENTER – After falling in their last two games, the San Antonio Spurs (17-9) are looking to rebound with a win Friday evening against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers (20-6). Both teams will be without some of their core players, as Tony Parker (left hamstring) and Kawhi Leonard (right hand) will be out for […]
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    True Football Manager 2015

  • Season 1. All tournaments in Dream Job story

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Blog post 872 Dear readers, My transfer campaign for Braganca is already over. However, I don't want to rush with the next update uncovering new Braganca squad because there should be a traditional blog post about results of all the most important tournaments in the first season. So let's get started! Champions League Hot penalty shutout between Bayern and Chelsea in the final ended with
  • Braganca squad analysis after season 1

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Blog post 871 Hello dear readers, I went deep into squad analysis and would like to share its results today. Let me begin with common team stats sorted by position: Surely this information is not enough to evaluate every player in details. I created and prefer to use a special stats view where I can compare key player statistics on one screen. I always liked Tackling/Aerial/Passing/
  • Core tactics for Braganca in FM 2015

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Dear readers, The first season managing Braganca became a successful one. I managed to get into promotion playoff has having quite weak squad and 5000 bet coefficient of title win. In fact Braganca was the 4th team of 80 in Portuguese National Championship. That was a merit of used tactical approach, and I am ready to share it with you just right now. Total impression At first I had some
  • Season 1 is completed. Braganca got...

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Blog post 869 Hello dear readers, Are you ready for the news about the last Braganca matches in season 1? Promotion league Braganca lost the first match to Camacha but competing Moimenta failed in their match at the same time. So league outcome was moved to the last fixture. For some reason I didn't manage to beat Coimbroes getting just a draw. Luckily, Moimenta did not seize on my loss of
  • A nice chance to finish the second

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Blog post 868 Hello my dear readers, The first season with Braganca in Dream Job story is nearly completed. What I can say now it's going to be a nervous ending in context of getting promotion from the very first attempt. Here is how my promotion stage group looks like: Braganca matches 3 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss in official matches. I should confess we had a set of games different by
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  • Thriller ‘Selfless’ Stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Ryan Reynolds leads the way in the sci-fi thriller Selfless, about a wealthy old man dying of cancer, who tries to achieve immortality by transferring his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man. An experimental underground procedure allows the billionaire to make the switch, but then he is faced with a new set
  • 31 Pro Athletes Workouts That Will Inspire You in 2015

    Maddy Lucier
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Looking for some workout inspiration for the New Year? STACK has just what you need to get off on the right foot. We scoured the Internet to find some of the fiercest training videos of 2014, from the most explosive and hardest-working professional athletes in the world. Scroll through the list and find your motivation
  • Al Pacino Stars in Drama ‘The Humbling’

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    In the provocative big screen drama The Humbling, Al Pacino portrays fading stage actor Simon Axler, who moves into an upstate New York farmhouse with a much younger woman. Simon’s girlfriend Pegeen is an exuberant young woman, who, although she is a lesbian, has had a crush on him for most of her life. It’s not
  • ‘Blind Side’ Director in Talks to Direct Film About McDonald’s

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The rise of fast food giant McDonald’s will soon be chronicled on the big screen, in a feature film titled The Founder. John Lee Hancock, one of Hollywood’s most sought after filmmakers, is in talks to direct the picture—one indication that it will be a high-profile project. One of Hancock’s most popular films was 2009′s
  • Basketball Recruiting: It’s Never Too Late

    Steve Brodzinski
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Navigating The Basketball Recruiting Path : It Is Never Too Late While it would be nice to have already signed that letter of intent or have already
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  • Soccer star and cancer fundraiser: Hollis Belger

    Mike O'Halloran
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    What were you doing when you were 9 years-old? Maybe going to school, hanging out with friends, playing some sports, avoiding piano practice, and what else? What was your biggest accomplishment? When Hollis Belger  of Larkspur, California, was 9, she spearheaded a program that raised over $32,000 to fight childhood cancer with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the beneficiary.  How did she do it? By juggling a soccer ball. Hollis juggling Soccer juggling, or what the Brits call “Keepie-Uppie” or “Kick-ups,” entails keeping a soccer ball up in the air via…
  • Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Winner

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    “Juggling for Jude: 9 year-old raises $32,000 to fight cancer” is our TeamSnap and Sports Feel Good Story of the Year winner for 2014. And, what a great story it is! Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Winner Hollis Belger Hollis Belger’s story, submitted by her mother Allison, highlighted Hollis’ almost daily practice of soccer juggling – using just her feet – as she spearheaded a fundraising campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hollis’ program was a big success on many levels. She increased…
  • Beginner’s Guide: Starting a Sports Blog

    Mike O'Halloran
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Have you ever been placed in a position where the most important decisions you need to make have to happen before you really have a lay of the land? Maybe you’re hired for an important company position and you have to approve a budget for the year ahead. At the point that you’re hired, you don’t really know what’s worked in the past and what hasn’t. You don’t even have a firm read on all of the people on your team. And yet, important decisions need to be made right away. That’s a tough situation. It’s not dissimilar to starting a new blog or…
  • Football Trick Plays: 5 of the Best Ever

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    When football trick plays work, they’re a lot of fun to watch. A well-run trick play might make the local news, and the better ones can go from a lot of hits on YouTube to a viral sensation. Trick plays can also change the outcome of games. In addition to plays resulting in scores, the plays can be demoralizing for opponents. From PeeWee games to the NFL, you’ll find coaches trying to outfox the opponents with some trickery. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the trick plays that attempt to deceive opponents by pretending that play has been stopped. Perhaps you’ve seen…
  • Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Some great stories happening this past week on the basketball court. Basketball Feel Good Story Roundup Drake Student cans buzzer beater to win a new truck At Drake University, as part of their “Bulldog Madness” half-time event, first year student Alex Tillinghast was chosen in a contest to make a layup, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot in 30 seconds for an opportunity to win a new truck. When it takes Tillinghast 3 attempts to finally make a layup, you sense that most of the crowd on hand has written off his chances for the grand prize. But, he makes the free throw…
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  • “C-K For The OHL” Facebook Page Gaining Support

    Ian Kennedy
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Danny Vanderwiel of the Plymouth Whalers. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL ImagesAt 2pm Friday, a group of community members decided to push the publish button on a new Facebook page titled “C-K For The OHL.” By Monday morning, that page will likely have more than 2000 likes, if their current rate of growth holds. “We’re hoping for community awareness,” said one of the organizers behind the page. “The page was created to demonstrate to the decision makers, whether that be the OHL franchise or community officials, that the support is here within Chatham-Kent.”…
  • Maroons Win In Shootout

    Ian Kennedy
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    The Chatham Maroons needed a shootout to gain their second straight victory, but were successful in doing just that Saturday night in Strathroy. Jake Patterson made 38 saves, and Brennan Feasey and Alex Morgan scored in the shootout to lift the Maroons to a 3-2 win over the Strathroy Rockets. The win had huge implications in the standings, as Chatham entered the game only one point ahead of Strathroy, but ended the evening with a three point cushion, and the retention of their third overall position. To open the game, Strathroy’s Sam Vokes scored on the powerplay, putting the Maroons…
  • CKPL Book Review: Sports Illustrated For Kids

    Chatham-Kent Public Library
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Available at a Chatham-Kent Library near you! Did you know that the library has Sports Illustrated for Kids? No matter what sport you play or follow, Sports Illustrated for Kids has something for you! Read the magazine and then go online at for more photos, facts and contests. Sports Illustrated for Kids makes a great grab and go for fans with only a little reading time between games or practices and fits in any size sports bag! Find this book and more amazing sports books at a Chatham-Kent Public Library near you by searching The post CKPL Book Review: Sports…
  • Great Lakes Junior C Power Rankings: Week 14

    Mark Hagerman
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Essex 73s remain the cream of the crop in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League – Photo by Ryan Scott Photography Week 14 of the Junior C Great Lakes Hockey League schedule is in the books. This week saw some the most shuffling our Power Rankings have seen in weeks with several teams amidst mid-season slumps, and others taking over. Mark Hagerman runs down the list in this weeks Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League Power Rankings. #1 Essex 73’s / Last week #1 The 73’s wins don’t come as easily as they once did. Could it be the growing league parity or are the Essex…
  • Sharks Have Bite At Team Championships

    Ian Kennedy
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    The Chatham Pool Sharks team in Sudbury – Contributed PhotoAfter a tough fight in the chilly waters of Sudbury, Ontario, the Chatham Pool Sharks held their place in Division 2 this past weekend at the Division II Swimming Championships. Competing against teams much larger than the Chatham Club, the Sharks were able to maintain their standing as a Division 2 Team and achieved a number of medal finishes and 41 top-8 results. This included new regional and provincial cuts, and many personal best times. When the waters calmed, the Sharks brought home 6 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze, and 3…
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  • Anu Solomon Has Healthy Competiton Behind

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:52 pm
    After Arizona’s first game against UNLV this season, everyone was all on board with Anu Solomon. Finishing with over 400 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, it was a start of a new era for Arizona Football. In 2014, Solomon led his team to a 10-win season and the Pac-12 Championship Game. However, this whole […]Anu Solomon Has Healthy Competiton Behind is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Arizona Coyotes Trade Rumors: Antoine Vermette

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Right now, the Arizona Coyotes are sitting at 11-17-4 through 32 games played. They are sixth in the Pacific Division and 13th in the Western Conference. They have not had a very good start to say the least, and realistically, they are probably not going to make the playoffs this season. At this time of […]Arizona Coyotes Trade Rumors: Antoine Vermette is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Arizona Wildcats Lead For 4-Star Quarterback Devon Modster

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Recent reports have been swirling around that the Arizona Wildcats lead the race for four-star pro-style quarterback, Devon Modster. Standing in at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Modster has perked the interest of Arizona State, UCLA, Wisconsin and Penn State. Arizona is currently Modster’s only offer, but his stock is rising fast. He’s ranked as the 16th […]Arizona Wildcats Lead For 4-Star Quarterback Devon Modster is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Coaching Could Be Key To Arizona Cardinals Victory

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The Cards are 11-3 and own the best record in the NFC despite being decimated by injuries this season. As a result of injuries, Bruce Arians has been forced to use four starting quarterbacks and two starting running backs, not normally the profile of a team on the verge of capturing the home field advantage […]Coaching Could Be Key To Arizona Cardinals Victory is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Cowboys control Destiny; eyeing playoffs

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:21 pm
    The Dallas Cowboys are facing a tough test on Sunday against the Colts on Sunday, but they have the biggest carrot of recent history in front of them. If they continue to win, and can stay ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles, they will win the NFC East and end a playoff drought. The Colts have […]Cowboys control Destiny; eyeing playoffs is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
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  • Tips On Finding Linux Jobs (Harrison Painter)
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Portraits of your children make great gifts when printed on puzzles, too. Since Puzzle Clonzz sells their blank puzzles in packs of 8 or 24, it’s easy to create a quick gift for everyone on your holiday list. The real question is, what isn’t expensive in today’s world? Rather than focusing on how much one has to pay, make the client see what he can get in return. SEO is made up of several different processes such as keyword research and link building. A breakdown of what a package contains as well as what each process roughly costs and how it helps build good optimization…
  • 5 Simple Tips For Really Great Video Marketing (Harrison Painter)
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    The next step would be link baiting and this step is very highly recommended because these links are natural. However all these link baiting are very much related to onpage optimization(what you do on your site). If that is the case, probably you want to consider changing the shooting angle. That means you will want to move around your subjects, circling your subjects, taking picture from down to up or get high to shoot down to the subjects. Plasma TV sets need only one impulse per pixel to produce an image that can refresh almost instantaneously. Its pixels can complete one cycle very very…
  • 5 Money Saving Tips For A New Online Business (Harrison Painter)
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    A good photographer can get the shots you want without endless hours of posed groups. Work with your photographer before the wedding to set aside the necessary time to do your groups. Be sure to include travel time and a little extra time for inevitable surprises and delays. Most photographers should have a shot list of the most popular groupings you can review prior to the wedding to see what you would like to do. The first issue was the text-to-speech ability of the device. Authors went ballistic over it. They claimed the reading of the text was an attempt to get around paying royalties.
  • Digital Photo Frame – Top Digital Camera Accessory This Holiday Season (Harrison Painter)
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    When she looks in the mirror, all of her focus is on the skin. Instead, you need to retrain yourself to focus on the hair first. Concentrate on what you like about yourself and your flaws can seem less obvious. Before I get too far along in my eTycoon review, I want to give you a bit of background about me and my experiences with buying and selling websites. You see, about three years ago I bought a site on SitePoint filled with Photoshop Tutorials. The tutorials themselves were unique and it was getting lots of traffic but not making any money. Step Back – I recently discovered that…
  • Tips Before Getting An Avi To Dvd Converter (Harrison Painter)
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The best way to start investigating your photographer is to ask friends and family for recommendations. It’s also wise to consider your budget for a photographer. Also, consider where you are hosting the wedding. A fantastic photographer from your home town may not be able to travel to your destination. Wedding professionals such as a resort wedding coordinator may be a better source for recommendations. For music lovers, they can spend their time with lovely songs with the integrated music player of the device. Its Beat DJ music application allows the users to enjoy to the fullest…
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    Professional Sports - Top Professional Athletes' Stories!

  • Forsett Says a Heartful…

    VeRonda Wicks
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Baltimore Ravens runningback, Justin Forsett, stopped me in my tracks during his ESPN interview on his recycled NFL career. For me, his message lives outside the lines (aka beyond the game) and offers a pick-me-up anecdote to take into each day: “You’re not a victim. You’re a victor”…    
  • Reflective Sigh

    VeRonda Wicks
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    About to make my football picks for Week 10 of the NFL… What if life was a matter of making picks? … And just reset for the upcoming week.
  • Let the Streak Continue…

    VeRonda Wicks
    28 Mar 2013 | 4:06 am
    It’s a hard pill to swallow, but in life, there will be those who rejoice in seeing you fail. And relationships are absolutely no different… In fact, you can count on it. This is what I was thinking after watching the Miami Heat’s 27-game winning streak come to a humbled end by the competitive ball play of the Chicago Bulls (100-97). While the game and real-life relationships are worlds apart, it’s beneficial to notice the similarities. Within both,  you need passion, commitment, a work ethic to make things work, a love for what you’re doing, communication,…
  • Mini Ramblings…

    VeRonda Wicks
    20 Mar 2013 | 1:55 pm
    Ramble me this:… Before I read the caption, I truly thought this was his granddaughter. Tell me why she isn’t? New England Patriots’ owner, Robert Kraft (71), and his girlfriend, Ricki Noel Lander (32)…. Okay [I literally am not breathing right now.]. Ricki MUST be a football fan, right? Right. You, too, can have a billionaire boyfriend to wine and dine you. Just get up on those Xs and Os.
  • What A Man Really Wants?

    VeRonda Wicks
    7 Mar 2013 | 4:39 pm
    Sigh… Scratch… Sigh again, right? With life, not just sports, the question often pops up… “What does he really want?” It’s not just a guy’s question about a woman. There’s really no way of knowing, honestly, unless there’s some type of communication. Well… from that conversation with my brother and his wife (go a couple posts back), I have a simple answer to what he actually wants when it comes to spending time while you two are watching sports: “I want some level of appreciation, passion for the sport. I feel like you just…
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  • Jedi Mindtricks

    Alan "Jedi" Zaugg
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Jedi Mindtricks … Opinions from a certain point of view I found myself alone to my thoughts the other day (I’m quite often alone with my thoughts, it happens) and I had an epiphany – why not create a weekly editorial where I share opinions and thoughts on the week that was in sports? I felt it needed to be something I could speak freely about and share insight regarding events of the week. Let me include a disclaimer, however, this is NOT to be used as a criticizing platform or an opportunity to throw anyone under the bus. I have no intentions of burning bridges or attacking…
  • RSL Offseason: Week 2

    Brett Austin
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Week 1 for RSL’s offseason was a whirl wind of activity. Nat Borchers was traded to Portland. Ned Grababvoy and Chris Wingert were selected in the expansion draft to New York City FC. Finally, Jamison Olave was traded back to RSL after a two year spell with New York Red Bulls. Since then, Week 2 has come to a close for RSL, and her is a recap of all the news that was announced. Findley to join Toronto FC Once again, Robbie Findley becomes a former Real Salt Lake player, as Toronto FC selected him in phase one of the 2014 Re-Entry Draft. In doing so, Toronto will now have to pay Findley…
  • Utah Utes Football: End of Season Awards

    Patrick Thomsen
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    With the football season ending a few weeks ago and bowl season quickly approaching it’s time to give out some awards. Heart Attack Award: The Utah Utes Football Team and Coaching Staff: Each week fans were on the verge of having a heart attack with all the nailbiters the Utes provided. Rising blood pressure and stress paired with late night scheduling made for a lot of sleepless nights for most fans. It was all worth it though Thank You Utes!!! Offensive Player of the Year Award: Devontae Booker Funny to think that when the season started, Booker wasn’t even first on the depth…
  • Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz – Episode 4: Patience

    Alan "Jedi" Zaugg
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Jedi & Jerms On The Jazz On this week’s episode – Patience?! Are we in Jedi training? John and Alan go over the roller coaster Jazz Nation has been riding – losses that shouldn’t be, fourth quarter slip-ups, and impressive wins. Gordon Hayward is playing at an All-Star level, and we continue to wonder about Alec Burks. Join us, share us, and be a part of future podcasts by tweeting at us your thoughts and opinions. We have a new Twitter account: @jediandjerms – or just send your thoughts to us individually: @jedizaugg and @jermsguy. Hashtag your tweets: #JJJ. Or…
  • Utah Jazz: What Have We Learned from Games 21-25

    John English
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    The Utah Jazz are 6-19. You know what they were last year at this point? 6-19. One year ago, the Jazz beat the Nuggets to get up to that record. Gordon Hayward had 30 points and 13 rebounds in that game. Trey Burke had 10 points, 10 assists and only 1 turnover. The other double-double belonged to Jeremy Evans with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Enes Kanter went 0-5 in 11 minutes of play. We’re about 30% through this season. What have we learned? W-L Last Five: 1-4 W-L Overall: 6-19 OffRtg: 14th DefRtg: 29th NetRtg: 24th The Jazz are 1-12 in their last 13 games. I suppose it’s…
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  • Richard Sherman says he'd be benched if he played like Patrick Peterson

    Louis Bien
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Richard Sherman can contain a lot of wide receivers. Nothing can contain his mouth. Richard Sherman v. Patrick Peterson is a real, entertaining rivalry that is sort of silly because they're both talented cornerbacks. That won't stop Sherman from stoking the fire, however: Sherman: If I gave up that many touchdowns I think I'd be benched on our team. We have a level of accountability, and I don't know if he should be mentioned with us. Yup, Sunday night is going to be fun.
  • Matt Bartkowski ejected for dangerous interference on Brian Gionta

    Pat Iversen
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Gionta was injured on the play. Getting into your first NHL fight is something of a rite of passage in the NHL. We're not so sure Matt Bartkowski will look back on his first fight fondly, however. The young Boston Bruins defenseman had to answer for a dangerous hit on Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta on Sunday that led to his ejection from the game. As Gionta skated with the puck up the the ice, Bartkowski lined up his hit and connected with the veteran after he passed the puck to a teammate. Gionta landed on his neck awkwardly but eventually left the ice under his own power. Bartkowski…
  • Raiders offensive lineman donates game check to 4-year-old with rare heart condition

    Rodger Sherman
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Raiders went above and beyond for the family of 4-year-old Ava Urrera -- especially offensive lineman Menelik Watson. I can't quite say I've ever heard anything like the story of the Oakland Raiders and 4-year-old Ava Urrera of Las Vegas, which Jay Glazer just told on Fox's NFL Sunday pregame show. Urrera has a heart condition Glazer described as equivalent to having "half a heart," and this post indicates doctors aren't too hopeful. Glazer had told the Raiders about her story, and they put together an amazing experience for her and her family: they made her captain for a day, showed her…
  • NHL Sunday: Maple Leafs float into Windy City

    Pat Iversen
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Toronto is coming off one of their worst losses of the season, while the Blackhawks are 8-1-1 in their last ten games. Elsewhere, the Rangers look to extend their own streak against the Hurricanes. The six-game NHL Sunday schedule is highlighted by a showdown of potential playoff teams in Chicago with the Toronto Maple Leafs visiting the Chicago Blackhawks. The two teams drop the puck at 7 p.m. ET in a game that will be televised nationally by the NHL Network. The Central Division-leading Blackhawks (22-9-2) lost 3-2 in a shootout on the road to the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night, just…
  • Cam Newton still pals with 6-year-old Make-A-Wish 'teammate'

    James Dator
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    George Gring (@GoMightyGeorge) spent some time with @CameronNewton after today's big win. — Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 22, 2014 Cam Newton is making sure that George Gring's wish didn't end over the summer, spending time with the 6-year-old after the Panthers' win over the Browns on Sunday. Newton met Gring over the summer and the pair's story was chronicled as part of ESPN's "My Wish" series. Mighty George hasn't left Newton's thoughts, and it's awesome to see the two still palling around together.
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  • Beginner Basketball Drills: Basic Footwork & Ball Handling for Young Athletes

    Coach Pat
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Beginner Basketball Drills: Basic Footwork & Ball Handling for Young Athletes Footwork Drill This is a great drill to introduce your young athletes to the footwork mechanics of basketball. Take a piece of chalk and, on the ground, write/draw some footwork that you want them to work on (for example, the reverse pivot, jab step, [...] The post Beginner Basketball Drills: Basic Footwork & Ball Handling for Young Athletes appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Reacting To Pressure & a Ballhandling and Dribbling Drill Video

    Coach Pat
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Reacting To Pressure & a Ballhandling and Dribbling Drill Video The ability to see pressure coming from the defense, to calmly find the opening and execute your offense is an extremely valuable skill. Most players will panic when they see the double on the way, or throw up a wild layup if they feel the [...] The post Reacting To Pressure & a Ballhandling and Dribbling Drill Video appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • 5 Killer Transition Offense Drill Sets (w/ video break-downs!)

    Coach Pat
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Check out these 5 Transition Offense drill ideas that will help your players gain the skills necessary to achieve successful transition offense! Transition offense is most often fueled by fast break plays. While this is often as a result of a steal or a turnover, fast breaks can occur whenever a defense is caught off [...] The post 5 Killer Transition Offense Drill Sets (w/ video break-downs!) appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Executing the Perfect Layup PLUS 2 Killer Lay-Up Drill Videos!

    Coach Pat
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    The lay-up is the most basic and the first shot you should learn in basketball.  While the lay-up appears to be an easy shot, It’s not as easy as it look.  Many young players have difficulty implementing the correct footwork with the ball handling of the shot.  Add in learning to use both hands, and [...] The post Executing the Perfect Layup PLUS 2 Killer Lay-Up Drill Videos! appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • What is Turnover Fast Break Offense? PLUS Drill Training Video!

    Coach Pat
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Fast breaks are most often the result of a good defensive play such as a steal, off a block or a missed shot by the other team.  During the Fast break, a team attempts to move the ball up court and into scoring position as quickly as possible, so the defense is outnumbered and doesn’t [...] The post What is Turnover Fast Break Offense? PLUS Drill Training Video! appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
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  • Arsenal Ready To Sign Defender

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Arsene Wenger has dropped his biggest hint yet that Arsenal could be active in the January transfer window after admitting he isnt scared to spend money next month. The Gunners are desperately searching for a defensive recruit to bolster their depleted ranks, with Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny their only natural centre-backs. Wenger has been heavily linked with a move for a new centre-half and it now looks likely that one will arrive in January. According to the Metro, the Frenchman has confirmed that he will table an offer straight away should he identify a suitable target, which…
  • Arsenal Enter Race To Sign 25m Manchester United Target

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Real Madrid star Fabio Coentrao after it was revealed rivals Arsenal and Liverpool have entered the race to sign the Portuguese international. The 26-year-old has been told that he has no future at the Bernabeu and manager Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to sell the full-back should he receive an offer in the region of 25m. Louis Van Gaal splashed out 32m on Southampton and England left-back Luke Shaw in the summer but has yet to be convinced by the youngster, and is keen to bring in another option to compete with the 19-year-old.
  • Former Liverpool Star Could Be Set For Shock Anfield Return

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Former Liverpool star Fernando Torres could be set for a shock return to the Reds, following a less than successful spell at AC Milan. The Spaniard is currently on loan from Chelsea, but has managed just one goal in ten appearances for the San Siro club. But according to the Mail On Sunday, Brendan Rodgers wants to give him the opportunity to recapture the form he showed at Anfield several years ago, where he scored 65 goals in 102 games before a 50million move to Chelsea. Mario Balotelli has struggled to hit the ground running for Rodgers side, and the manager is considering allowing him to…
  • REPORTS: Bale Open To Manchester United Move

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gareth Bale is reportedly open to a move back to England in 2015, and Manchester United could sign the Welshman in the summer if they are willing to fork out 80million+. Bale joined Madrid from Spurs in 2013, and enjoyed a hugely successful first season scoring goals in both the Champions League and Copa Del Rey finals to help his side lift the trophies. But according to the Express, he is not completely settled in Spain, and he and his family are open to a move back to England. United are prepared to smash their record fee to bring him to Old Trafford, and while Madrid will not allow Bale to…
  • Manchester City Set To Beat Neighbours And Chelsea To 47million Star

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Manchester City look set to win the race to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, beating rivals United and Chelsea to the Spaniard. City have reportedly held advanced talks with the 22-year-old who played at this summers World Cup with Spain and is already being dubbed the new Xavi. According to the Daily Star, the midfielder has a 47million buyout clause, which Atletico are reluctant to accept offers below. But the Citizens may well decide to meet the high price-tag as they see the player as a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure, who is now 31 years old. United were heavily linked with…
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  • Giants, Rams engage in large yet meaningless fighting

    Jay Busbee
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Of all the games on Sunday, only one had absolutely no playoff ramifications whatsoever: the New York Giants versus the St. Louis Rams. The very definition of a play-out-the-sched game, this one naturally descended into madness. There was plenty of chippiness from both teams throughout the game; even the Giants kicker got in on the act with an unnecessary roughness penalty. But what tore the roof off the joint was a late tackle; St. Louis' Alec Ogletree threw New York's Odell Beckham Jr. out of bounds in a way that Beckham didn't much care for. That set off a melee that wouldn't have looked…
  • Romo passes Aikman to become Cowboys' all-time passing leader

    Eric Edholm
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Tony Romo overtook Troy Aikman to become the Dallas Cowboys' all-time passing yards leader against the Indianapolis Colts. It was only fitting, too, that Romo hit Jason Witten — his partner in crime for all of his years of starting — on a gorgeous touchdown pass as the Cowboys took a 35-0 lead on the Colts, inching closer to a division title. Aikman finished his career with 32,942 passing yards, and Romo passed him to move into No. 31 on the all-time passing yards list. Romo accomplished the feat in 15 fewer regular-season game and with more than 500 fewer pass attempts. Aikman left the…
  • Blackhawks assistant equipment manager dies Sunday morning

    Josh Cooper
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Some sad news just came out of Chicago.  Blackhawks assistant equipment manager Clint Reif died Sunday morning. Below is the release from Chicago, which called Reif's death "untimely." No official cause has currently been reported.  “We are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of one of our own family members this morning, assistant equipment manager Clint Reif. Like all trainers and support staff within our organization, Clint was instrumental in helping our players and coaches prepare and compete both on and off the ice. Our sincerest sympathies go out to the Reif family.” The above…
  • Nick Mangold on NYPD hat: 'Those families deserve the support'

    Kristian Dyer
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Even though New York Jets center Nick Mangold wore a walking boot on his left foot following an injury and yet another tough loss for his team, he walked out of MetLife Stadium a winner. Mangold, who suffered an ankle injury in a 17-16 loss to the New England Patriots, decided to pay tribute to the two New York City Police Department officers who were killed on Saturday afternoon in an execution-style shooting. During the walk into the stadium as part of the Jets' pregame rituals (the players get dropped off on buses and then walk through the crowd into the stadium),…
  • Weeks 16 Booms and Busts: Ryan Tannehill goes bananas

    Scott Pianowski
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:57 pm
    If you didn't have Ryan Tannehill in your Circle of Trust entering Week 16, you certainly weren't alone. Tannehill threw just two touchdowns in his previous three games, doing little with some prime passing matchups (Jets, Ravens). And the entire Miami offense dropped the ball in the second half of last week's loss at New England, scoring zero points. No one on the Yahoo staff considered Tannehill a Top 10 quarterback for fantasy's championship week.  So much for all that. Sunday's home game against Minnesota turned into an afternoon of pinball. Tannehill posted the game of his short career…
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    Sportmentary Online Sports Talk

  • Vikings Block Punt Their Way To Victory Over Carolina Panthers

    Anthony B
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    For a team that hadn't returned a blocked punt for a TD in nearly 30 years, the Minnesota Vikings blocked two punts in the first half for touchdowns (TDs) on their way to a 31-13 rout of the visiting Carolina Panthers. The Panthers came into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ray Rice Wins Appeal - Goodell Should be Punished by Owners

    Anthony B
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice has won his appeal on an indefinite suspension levied by Roger Goodell and the NFL. Barbara Jones a former U.S. District judge heard Rice's appeal and made her ruling which was reported by ESPN today. For Ray... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The NFL Needs to Change their Playoff Structure

    Anthony B
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    The NFC South is becoming a huge embarrassment to the NFL. All the teams in the division have a losing record and the 2-9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still in the hunt to win the division and make the playoffs. The two leading teams in the NFC South... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adrian Peterson Plays His Cards Poorly - The Hammer Strikes

    Anthony B
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    The NFL acted swiftly and harshly today and Adrian Peterson (AP) was dealt a severe blow and will not be playing football this season (unless he wins an appeal). I can't stop laughing. Adrian Peterson isn't the brightest bulb in the room but he is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NFL Recap - Week #11- 2014 Season

    Anthony B
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    How is it that Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals can be so terrible one week and then rebound to demolish the New Orleans Saints the next week in New Orleans? If I had the answer to that question I could make a boat load in Vegas. Cincinnati... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    The North Stand

  • Best Cycling Locations 2015

    14 Dec 2014 | 5:43 pm
    For the avid cyclist, there are few better feelings than combining this hobby with travel. Cycling is a worldwide phenomenon and there are so many opportunities to get out there, meet new people and explore new places on your bike. Whether you’re looking to branch out and explore the world or tone up your cycling and improve your times with a professional coach, the opportunities are out there. Tuscany Tuscany is well known for many reasons, but did you know that it is one of the greatest places to go cycling? The terrain is interesting and challenging, and the landscapes are truly…
  • The Best Pre-Match Foods for Footballers

    7 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    It is so important in any sport to eat right and look after yourself, gone are the days of a pre match fry up, especially for professionals, and the age of the nutritionist is well and truly upon us. What we eat before taking to the pitch can have a massive impact on performance, which is why we’re taking a look at the best foods to eat before a big game. Rice Pudding – Rice Pudding is a great choice for some sustenance before a game, it is full of carbs, but that doesn’t always help, in this case, because they are slow release, your body will be feeling the benefits for…
  • Visiting Monaco Grand Prix

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    #144827333 / Run since 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most important events on the racing circuit. Nothing short of iconic, the race is famous for being won 6 times by Ayrton Senna, five of which were in a row, an incredible feat for the Argentinian. As well as being an iconic sporting event, Monaco is one of the most sought after places in Europe to visit, famous for its luxurious lifestyle, F1 Monaco has also seen many of the sports biggest names move to the famed tax haven. The monaco circuit is a beautiful one, and surrounded by a harbour with yachts and boats…
  • How to Book A Soccer Field in Singapore

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Football (or soccer, as many will call it) is the biggest sport in the world, with a huge following in south america, the whole of Europe and Africa and in other parts of the world it is growing rapidly, south east Asia being one of those parts of the world. Singapore is going mad for football and what better way is there to spend time with friends or a semi professional or amateur team playing soccer. The main thing you need for football is somewhere to play it, whereas in South America there are pitches on the beaches everywhere and loads of people play on the streets, things are a bit more…
  • Ways to Watch the World Cup

    1 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The time is almost upon us, the world cup, the world’s most famous and arguably most exciting sporting event is nearly here as it prepares to return to its spiritual home, Brazil, the team who have won the tournament more than any. One of the problems the world cup throws up is the timing of the games, and watching live football matches can be tough depending on which part of the world and which time zone you are in. Luckily, this is the 21st century, and there are ways around it. On your television. The old fashioned way, this world cup is on terrestrial TV in the united kingdom and…
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    Capital Sports

  • Bite at first La Liga goal relaxes Suarez

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    MADRID, December 21- Luis Suarez scored his first La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted twice as Barcelona moved to within a point of leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 thrashing of Cordoba in their final game of the year on Saturday. The hosts got off to a flying start as Pedro Rodriguez, once again deputising for Neymar, opened the scoring with a smart finish from Ivan Rakitic’s wonderful through ball inside two minutes. Barca then struggled to build on their lead for the rest of the first period, but Suarez capped another quick start to the second period when he poked home from close…
  • Klopp vows to end Dortmund catastrophe

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    BERLIN, December 10- Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga crisis deepened on Saturday after suffering their tenth defeat of the season in losing 2-1 at fellow strugglers Werder Bremen to drop to second from bottom. Having started December at the foot of the table, Dortmund can finish 2014 back at the bottom if Freiburg score and pick up a point against Hanover 96 on Sunday. Dortmund continue to have the most defeats in Germany’s top flight at the season’s halfway stage with just 15 points from 17 games as Bremen claimed only their fourth win of the season to climb off the foot of…
  • Real revel in Club World Cup victory

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    MARRAKECH, December 21- Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014. The Spanish giants dominated the final with Sergio Ramos, who had been an injury doubt because of a hamstring strain, and Gareth Bale getting on the scoresheet. Real added the year-ending trophy to the Champions League, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup titles they had already secured in 2014. They will also end the year on top of La Liga. Saturday’s triumph was also their 22nd consecutive win in all competitions, and they now have in…
  • Bayern chokehold ‘boring’ Bundesliga

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:52 pm
    BERLIN, December 21- Bayern Munich will start 2015 with a record 11-point lead in the Bundesliga, sparking debate over how to stop Germany’s top flight becoming boring. Pep Guardiola’s Bayern have brushed off their domestic rivals with ease and are poised to become the first team to go through a Bundesliga campaign unbeaten on their way to what would be a third consecutive title. They set more records in Friday’s 2-1 comeback win at Mainz having conceded just four goals since August and their points lead at the season’s halfway stage is also a league best. They have…
  • Mourinho: “We will avoid more Stoke misery”

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:46 pm
    STOKE, December 21- Jose Mourinho knows Chelsea must avoid a repeat of last season’s nightmare trip to Stoke if they are to re-establish their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Mourinho’s side travel to the Britannia Stadium 48 hours after Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace drew the champions level on points with the Blues. City are behind the leaders only on goal difference and while Chelsea boss Mourinho insists his team will not feel any extra pressure, anything less than victory will hand Manuel Pellegrini’s team a major lift heading…
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    No Guts, No Glory

  • Sam Torrance: Nick Faldo is an a-hole for comments about Sergio Garcia

    J Will
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    European PGA golfer Nick Faldo has rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Back in 2008, Faldo made a comment about Sergio Garcia and he has been paying for it ever since. First, fellow European Ian Poutler threw Faldo under the bus in his autobiographical book. Now another European golfer is upset with Faldo as well. Sam Torrance was part of that 2008 Ryder Cup team and he hasn’t forgotten about those comments either. Torrance spoke with the U.K. Bunkered Magazine and didn’t hold back when asked about Faldo comments. “To say that right in the middle of the Ryder Cup, what was…
  • Patrik Elias was not happy with Devils fans after they booed the team

    J Will
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The New Jersey Devils have been have a hard time winning on their home ice this season. To make matters worse, they are currently on a five-game losing streak after losing to the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night. The fans in attendance were not happy with the outcome of the game and they let the players know how they felt by booing them. Well that didn’t sit well with Patrik Elias who made it clear that the team didn’t deserve to be booed. Elias: “Obviously, the fans, they were booing. They were disappointed. So were we. Trust me. But, we didn’t deserve that today..”…
  • Report: Russell Wilson parts ways with agent Bus Cook

    J Will
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    As Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is gearing up for another playoff run, it seems that he is gearing up for what is coming in the off-season. Wilson is in the last year of his rookie contract and most expect him to possibly be the highest paid QB in the NFL. So with his potential payday on the horizon, Wilson has started to make moves and it involves one of his agents. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Wilson has parted ways with agent Bus Cook. In a memo the NFL sent teams today, it informed them that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, eligible for a new deal after this season, is…
  • Ray McDonald’s rape allegation is disappointing to say the least

    J Will
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald has found himself in trouble with the law again. McDonald is under investigation again, but this time for a rape allegation. The police have searched McDonald’s home in connection with the allegation. Hours after finding out that McDonald was in trouble again, the 49ers released him citing that the defensive linemen’s pattern of behavior is unacceptable to the team. Now McDonald will be the first person to be evaluated under the new personal conduct policy by the NFL. With that being said, this allegation against McDonald is…
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin is working on his own brand of beer

    J Will
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    If you watched WWE back in late 90s, I’m pretty sure you know who Stone Cold Steve Austin. During the attitude era, wrestling was at its highest peak and Austin was leading the way. Now that he is retired, Austin has had his hand in a lot of projects including TV shows and his podcast. Well Austin did a Q&A with Rolling Stone Magazine and talked about various topics but one stood out from the rest. Austin says that he is working on creating his own brand of beer. “Stone Cold” will always be synonymous with guzzling beer. Are you still working on your own private-label…
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    CoachUp Blog

  • The Greatest Fictional Coach: Mickey Goldmill

    Jack Carroll
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    We spent five weeks searching for the answer to the question: Who is the greatest fictional coach? The people have spoken! Mickey Goldmill received 52% of the vote compared to Eric Taylor’s 48%. Click play, and read up on Mickey Goldmill, the greatest fictional coach of all time. (SEE FULL BRACKET) Before Mickey became the Italian Stallion’s coach, he was a professional boxer from 1922 to 1947. He had a boxing record of 72 wins and one loss. He won 70 of his matches in K.O.’s, which may sneakily be one of the craziest stats of all time. He got his nose busted 17 times, and he…
  • The Medicine Ball Workout

    Jack Carroll
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Medicine ball training develops high threshold motor units, which are muscle fibers that contribute to one’s explosiveness. This workout is a great example of plyometric training, a type of movement that develops your muscles’ explosiveness through quick and consistent contractions. The goals for this workout are to: Build Total Body Power Develop Movement Coordination Improve Explosiveness Increase Strength and Elasticity of Muscle Tissues You will increase the strength and elasticity of your muscle tissues. This lends itself to enhanced performance via faster and more forceful muscular…
  • The Legends of Basketball Collection: Advice and Tales from NBA Legends

    Jack Carroll
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    To become great, you have to put in the work. You have to commit to putting in the time. It takes hours in the gym. Hours of studying game film. Hours of trying and failing. Hours of battling on the block and stroking from beyond the arc. The Legends of the National Basketball Retired Players Association put in the work. They committed to achieving greatness by shooting free throws for hours after practice. They sweated through shuttle drills until they were ready to drop. As a result of their commitment and hard work, they played thousands of hours at the highest level of professional…
  • The CoachUp Cookbook Vol. I: A Collection of Recipes to Fuel Your Fitness Goals

    Jack Carroll
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    No matter what your athletic or fitness goals are, the way you fuel your body before, during, and after workouts is crucial. CoachUp partnered with professional Food Scientist Lauren Fortin to create unique, delicious, wholesome recipes, specifically targeted for individuals with goals focused on: • Weight Loss (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) • Improving Endurance (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) • Recovering from a strenuous workout, big race, or game (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) • Building Strength (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)   We gathered some of our best coaches (who…
  • The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket: Championship Round

    Jack Carroll
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    The Bracket: Week 3 Results (SEE FULL BRACKET) The fourth week is complete in our search for the greatest fictional coach of all time. Bombay goes down to Mickey! Eric Taylor continues his domination by beating Mr. Miyagi in a close one. Now comes the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Who is the greatest fictional coach? Is it Eric Taylor or Mickey Goldmill? We make a case for each below. Vote now or forever hold your peace. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Coach Resumes Coach Eric Taylor 4 playoff appearances…
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    Kevin Krest's Positively Sports


    Kevin Krest
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Believe it or not, there are a few scenarios where the playoff lineups could be locked up after this weekend. That's unlikely, but still a possibility. There a few 8 - 6 teams in the AFC that are hanging on by the slimmest of statistical threads, but it's in the NFC where things are really strange, primarily due to the awful performance of the NFC South. It's possible for the Dallas Cowboys to finish as well as 11 - 5 and still miss the playoffs. They control their own destiny, but have the tougher road than their closest division pursuer, the Eagles. Both teams travel to Washington, but…

    Kevin Krest
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    In the wake of the Chicago Bears' announcement that backup QB Jimmy Clausen would replace long-time starter Jay Cutler for Sunday's game against the Lions, it made me wonder what was really behind the move. Although the real reason is probably pretty straight forward, something like wanting him to remain healthy so they could trade him and his league-high contract after the season, it's possible there are more subtle reasons.After starting his career in Denver, it has become clear that orange just isn't his color. Of course that rules out a number of teams for a trade, including Miami,…

    Kevin Krest
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    The college bowl season kicks off in a couple of days, so we're left with one game tonight. Not a great one, not even a good one, but a game nonetheless. I'm hoping it's warm enough in Jacksonville so they show a lot of shots of the swimming pool in the end zone seats. Tennessee (2 - 12) 17 @ Jacksonville (2 - 12) 20: The season is winding down for most teams, but it's been over for a while for the Jaguars and Titan, who meet tonight with identically terrible records. They are also pretty close in their stats, with both giving up over 70 yards per game than they gain. That's really no way to…

    Kevin Krest
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Not a bad week, going 14 - 2 after a frustrating 8 - 8 the week before. I wanted to go with the Bills, but just couldn't make myself count on their offense to produce points. Of course, had Jordy Nelson been able to hold on to a sure touchdown catch, the result might have been different. Without any real upsets, several teams were able to clinch playoff berths, but home field is still up for grabs in both conferences, as well as a number of divisions. Perhaps the most compelling race, despite the lousy records of the teams involved, in the NFC South, where 6 - 8 New Orleans sits on top. But 5…

    Kevin Krest
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Three games left and only the New England Patriots look like a lock to win their division. We also have a race where the best record in the NFC South can only be 8 - 8, but in all likelihood won't be. When in week 15 we have a 4 - 8 - 1 Carolina team still in contention is strange, if not unprecedented. Meanwhile, in Cleveland, Johnny Manziel gets his first NFL start with his Browns probably needing a win to stay alive for a playoff spot, one of several 7 - 6 teams that face the same challenge. Pittsburgh (8 - 5) 37 @ Atlanta (5 - 8) 31: The Falcons have won three of their last five games to…
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    Free Sports Picks - Predictions Against The Spread

  • Free NBA Picks: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets

    Adam Burke
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Matchup: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston RocketsDate/Time: December 22, 8:00 p.m. ETTV: CSN HoustonNBA Betting Odds From Bookmaker SportsbookSpread: Houston -3.5Total: 198.5The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets enter this matchup in two very different situations. The Blazers have rattled off five straight wins, while the Rockets come in off back-to-back home losses to New Orleans and Atlanta. With games against Portland, Memphis, and San Antonio coming up this week, the Rockets will need to turn things around in a hurry. The Blazers, meanwhile, are 19-3 since they posted a .500…
  • Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals NFL Pick & Preview

    Aaron Ryan
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    The NFL’s third-leading receiver, Demaryius Thomas (1,389 yards, 11 TDs), will be on display when the Denver Broncos take on the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati (9-4-1) will look to keep up their recent momentum after winning four of their last five. Players will take the field Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET and the game will air on NBC.In last week’s game, Cincinnati smashed Browns 30-0. Jeremy Hill had a huge game on the ground in the victory, running it 25 times for 148 yards and two TDs. Denver was able to pick up the win last week, defeating San Diego 22-10. Thomas had an outstanding…
  • NFL System Picks Week 16

    Allen Moody
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Threw in a clunker last week with Washington, who apparently forgot there was a football game to be played. The loss drops the NFL record to 14-5 on the season.This week, we’ll go to Ford Field in Detroit where the Lions are hosting the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have quietly had a successful season, entering the game with 6-7 record, while handing the reins of the offense to rookie Teddy Bridgewater, who has shown that NFL teams should factor in more than one poor showing at Pro Day when it comes to drafting a quarterback. Bridgewater, at one time thought to be the first pick in the…
  • The Gridiron Gambling Report: An NFL Betting Podcast Week 16

    Cole Ryan
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The NFL season is coming to a close and for football fans that like to bet on the action on the gridiron it could be one of the most difficult times of the season to handicap NFL games. Teams are headed in several directions, some have given up, some have playoff spots clinched and others are playing for their playoff lives. It is up to the savvy handicapper to identify what teams are headed in what direction. This can be very difficult, so in order to try and find the best value it is important for the handicapper to get as much information as possible. The Gridiron Gambling Report podcast…
  • NFL Betting Trends Week 16

    Cole Ryan
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:54 pm
    NFL Betting Trends Week 16During every week of the NFL season looking for betting trends is an essential part of finding winners. These trends can often point out football betting angles that may not have been evident with a quick glance of the matchups. Digging deep to find these trends will not only help in identifying value spots to bet on a football team it can also boost your bankroll.With just a few weeks left in the NFL season it is more important than ever to scan these betting trends if you are looking for a winner. This is the time of year when the playoffs are at stake so looking…
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    Simply Swim Blog

  • How To Develop Your Front Crawl Stroke

    Robyn Caldwell
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
      Continuing with our ‘Learn to Swim’ series of videos, this week we want to help you work on your front crawl stroke. Whether you are a beginner or consider yourself more advanced then this video can still help you to improve on your technique. There is also a transcript of the video below if you prefer to work through it step by step in a written format. If you consider yourself an intermediate to advanced swimmer, there are still things that you can look at to help improve your performance. The first thing we are going to look at are the 4 critical points of front crawl.
  • How To Breathe When Swimming

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
      This week’s blog post continues our ‘Learn to Swim’ videos with teaching you how to breathe when swimming. It can be a tricky technique to master so our video provides you with a step by step guide on how to incorporate breathing into your swim stroke. There is also a full transcript below of the video if you prefer the guide in a written format. Breathing can be a really difficult task for beginners swimming. What we are going to look at now is integrating the breathing into your stroke. But we are not going to start off in the water. The first drill we are going to…
  • How To Develop Your Swim Stroke

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
      In the latest blog post of our adult ‘Learn to Swim’ series we are going to show you how to develop your swim stroke. This involves the techniques of how you use and position your arms and hands in the water to improve your swimming. There is a transcript of the full video if you prefer to work through it step by step in a written format. We’re going to break the arms down and focus on catch first and then move on to the recovery phase. When learning to swim front crawl arms what we first need to do is develop a feeling for the water and we’re going to do this…
  • How To Build Confidence In The Water

    Richard Watts
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
      Continuing with our ‘Learn to Swim’ training videos, we want to share with you how to build your confidence in the water if you’re new to swimming. In this week’s video we will show you a few methods to increase your confidence in the water by looking at breathing control, submerging your face in the water and practicing floating. There is also a full transcript of the video below if you prefer to read through this step by step.   Now you’re in the water we want to look at building your confidence and a strong foundation for you to build your strokes…
  • How To Develop Your Leg Kick

    Richard Watts
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
      This week we are back at the pool with Richard for another video in our ‘Learn to Swim’ series for adults. If you are new to swimming and looking for a way to increase strength and stability of your leg kick in the water, then Richard shows you 2 swim drills to give added power and propulsion when kicking. There is a full transcript of the video below if you prefer to read through the guide.   Having a good leg kick is a integral part of your stroke, as it supplies you with stability first and foremost. Start with this simple drill. Walk up and down the pool imagining…
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    Sport Seasons Blog

  • 5 Tips How Keep Up Winter Running

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Temps May Drop, But The Running Won’t Stop! The winter months are definitely upon us.  It makes it harder to get out of a nice warm bed in the morning, that’s for sure.  It makes it even harder when you are getting up to run.  (Not that getting up in the dead of summer is any easier, Nashville humidity is brutal!) In the winter it takes a little extra preparation and self-talk to get out there.  So here are a few quick tips that will without a doubt help you stick to your running during the cold months! 1. Prepare at Night!  It always takes longer to get ready when it’s…
  • St Jude Memphis Marathon, Hard to Top This One

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    When I think about the St Jude Marathon in Memphis, the first word that comes to mind is “inspiring”.   I don’t think that there is ever going to be a marathon for me that will top the emotional and inspirational high that you get here.  From the minute you walk into the expo to pick up your packet and see the signs, the shirts, and everything that reminds you of who exactly this race is for, you are driven.  There is a reason that this marathon fills up in a day. Jenifer and I both purchased ornaments at the expo and waited in a ridiculously long line to pay (totally worth it.)…
  • 10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

    6 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    With holiday shopping season officially here, I decided to share some of my favorite things I have either gotten for myself or given as a gift from Sport Seasons.  Sometimes it is hard to find gifts for people who either have everything or are extremely picky.  So here are some holiday gift ideas! Ready, Set, Gift! 1. The Nike Element Half Zip Pullover is a great gift for either a man or a woman.  Not only do the look great on, but they are great for everything from running, walking, or just watching a Saturday soccer game.  I have one and I gave one to my husband for his birthday and …
  • St. Jude Memphis Marathon 2014 for Hope

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    It is so hard to believe that it has been a year already since we drove to Memphis for the marathon only to have it cancelled two hours after we got there.  It was freezing cold and the wind chill that day was expected to be in the single digits.  This Saturday it is going to be in the mid 50’s at the start, very big difference!  I would definitely rather the 50’s than single digits, however if I had my pick I would probably prefer low 40’s, but hey that’s on Mother Nature right!? It’s Personal this Year Last year I ran as a St. Jude Hero, I was able to raise a little over…
  • “I Run for the Party Half Marathon”

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Getting by with a Little Help from a Friend This past weekend I ran the “I Run For the Party Half Marathon”, also known as the Nashville Half.  It is a smaller marathon with about 1400 running the half and 400 or so actually doing the whole marathon. There is also a 5K as well. It is my second year doing this race.  It starts right in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, which I like. There’s a lot of cool scenery down at the end of Broadway. One of the main reasons I decided to do this race is because it is good pace training for the Memphis full I have coming up December 6th. …
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    Women Play Ball

  • No. 2 UConn Tops No. 25 DePaul, 98-64

    edward helb
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Breanna Stewart led the Huskies with 25 points. BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - No. 2 UCONN took about 5 minutes to shake off the rust of a two-week break from basketball. Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and the Huskies routed No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night. Kia Nurse had 19 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 16 points and nine rebounds for UCONN (7-1), which had not played since beating Notre Dame on Dec. 6. Morgan Tuck and Gabby Williams each had 14 points. Brittany Hrynko led DePaul (7-4) with 17 points. Jessica January and Megan Rogowski each added 13 points. UCONN held the Blue Demons 27…
  • Six Blue Devils Score Double-Digits in Win Over UML

    edward helb
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Photo courtesy of Duke PhotographySierra Calhoun Click here to watch the video. DURHAM, N.C. – Freshman guard Sierra Calhoun tallied 13 of her 19 points in the second half to lead the 13th-ranked Duke women’s basketball team past UMass Lowell, 95-48, Friday evening in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Five other Blue Devils reached double figures in the scoring column as Duke (7-3) posted their largest margin of victory since topping Alabama by 50 points in the season opener Nov. 16. Freshman Azurá Stevens collected the third double-double of her career with 10 points and 11 rebounds while…
  • Seawolves celebrate McCombs’ birthday with thrilling win over Lafayette, 60-58

    edward helb
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Snow scored 16 points, including the game-winner Bayne-Walker notched the first double-double of her career on 10 points and 10 assists Stony Brook, N.Y. — The Stony Brook women’s basketball team held Lafayette to without a point for the final 4:13 of the game, and Brittany Snow sank a layup with four ticks left to lift the Seawolves to a 60-58 win Friday night at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. Snow finished with 16 points. Sophomore Kori Bayne-Walker recorded 10 points and a career-high 10 helpers for the first double-double of her career. She added a personal-best nine rebounds and…
  • #3 Seawolves blast Javelinas, 90-49

    edward helb
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Courtesy Sam Wasson/UAA AthleticsUAA forward KeKe Wright skies for a rebound over Texas A&M Kingsville’s Lauren Jay during the Seawolves’ 90-49 victory Friday in the Seawolf Hoops Classic. Click here to watch the video. ANCHORAGE – Megan Mullings scored a career-high 20 points and Kiki Robertson dished 14 assists Friday to lead No. 3 Alaska Anchorage to a 90-49 rout of Texas A&M Kingsville in women’s basketball action at the Seawolf Hoops Classic at the Alaska Airlines Center. The Seawolves (10-0) matched the second-best start in program history as they forced 34…
  • Dartmouth Welcomes Sheryl Swoopes and Loyola Chicago on Saturday

    edward helb
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Date: Dec. 20, 2014   Time: 12 PM   Venue: Leede Arena (2,100)   Location: Hanover, N.H.  Live Stats:   Live Video: Ivy League Digitial Network  Photo courtesy of: Gil Talbot Happy Holiday’s from Dartmouth WBB The final home game of 2014 will commence on Saturday afternoon, as the Big Green welcome Loyola Chicago to Hanover. This is the lone eastern time zone contest for the Ramblers this season, as their remaining games will be played in the central time zone. Air Swoopes In her second season at the helm, former WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes is looking to…
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    Hockey Tracker

  • Where’s the Winter Classic Buzz?

    Emily Miranda
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:16 pm
    As the 2015 Winter Classic draws nearer, I’ve noticed a definitive lack of excitement – buzz, if you will – surrounding the annual game. While this can be attributed to any number of things and likely varies from person to person, I’ve picked up on a few key complaints from a majority of fans that
  • Canes edge Leafs

    Dylan The Statistics King
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Last night the Toronto Maple Leafs took on the Carolina Hurricanes looking for their seventh consecutive win. Early in the first Chris Terry beats Jonathan Bernier high blocker side. 1-0 Carolina. Later in the first, Justin Faulk beats Jonathan Bernier high glove side. 2-0 Carolina after one. Late in the second Dion Phaneuf scores cutting
  • NHL Rumors 18/12/14

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Oilers, Bruins, Penguins and more: TSN reports if the Edmonton Oilers decide to trade Taylor Hall, it’s a transaction that most likely occurs in the offseason when they can get more teams in play. TSN also reports Nail Yakupov and defenseman Justin Schultz could be added as trade possibilities for the Oilers.
  • Who Should be the Next Captain of the San Jose Sharks?

    Peter Rossi
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Prior to the 2012-2011 season, the San Jose Sharks opted to vacate all captaincy positions as a fresh start for team leadership. The player that emerged with the captain’s C on his sweater was none other than veteran Joe Thorton. After the Sharks’ debacle in the playoffs last year blowing a 3-0 series lead to
  • NHL Rumors 15/12/14

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:42 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Sabres, Flyers, Leafs, Bruins and more: Ottawa Sun reports the Bruins, Senators, Flames and Penguins are reportedly interested in Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart, but his recent struggles are obviously hurting his trade value. Ottawa Sun also reports the Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers have shown interest in Sabres
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  • NFL: What To Look For – Week 16

    Lake Lewis Jr
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
      The Unpredictable NFL With two weeks remaining in the 2014 regular season, 21 teams remain in contention for a trip to Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. Only three teams – Denver (AFC West), Indianapolis (AFC South), New England (AFC East) – have clinched their divisions, while Arizona has clinched a playoff spot. The New 30In Week 16, Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER (29), Chicago’s JAY CUTLER (28), Dallas’s TONY ROMO (28), Atlanta’s MATT RYAN (27) and San Diego’s PHILIP RIVERS (27) can all reach 30 touchdown passes. If at least one quarterback reaches 30 touchdown passes on…
  • L.A. Dodgers: New Mgmt Leaves Mark on the 2015 Roster

    Jeff Little
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    During one of the busiest MLB Winter Meetings in years, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ new front office group; President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi, hit the ground running and left the meetings smiling after an extreme makeover of the roster. Friedman used a lot of creativity to land the guys he wanted; trading outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz to the rival San Diego Padres (as well as $32 million to cover part of Kemp’s $107 million contract) for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland and a prospect right-hand pitcher, Zack…
  • Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers – Full Highlights and Post Game

    Lake Lewis Jr
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Full highlights and SportsJourney Postgame recap of the Washington Wizards 104-96 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Place your ad here Loading… The post Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers – Full Highlights and Post Game appeared first on
  • Washington Redskins: Many Questions, A Few Answers

    Diane Chesebrough
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The shutout by 24 points that the St. Louis Rams handed the Washington Redskins this past Sunday was about as frustrating a game as the team has played so far. Quarterback Colt McCoy was sacked six times. His replacement (when he had to leave the game due to a neck injury), Robert Griffin, III, was sacked as well. The running game was non-existent, the passing game was inconsistent and the defense featured the “same old thing” in terms of secondary breakdowns and poor tackling that spectators have become used to. Washington’s offense left the field having logged only 206 total yards,…
  • Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics – Gameday Experience

    Lake Lewis Jr
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    Full gameday experience of the Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics as recorded by Sports Journey. The Wizards would win the game over the Celtics in double-overtime 133-132. Place your ad here Loading… The post Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics – Gameday Experience appeared first on
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  • Coach Tom Herman Will Coach the Bowl Game

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    Coach Tom Herman leaving to be the head coach at Houston was difficult news for Ohio State fans thrilled with the offense they have seen the last couple of years. We learned today that he is remaining on to coach the Buckeyes for their bowl games this coming January, starting with Alabama on January 1st. The Championship game is January 12th in Arlington Texas.
  • OSU Looking To Have Dontre Wilson For The Sugar Bowl

    8 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    OSU and Urban Meyer expect sophomore Dontre Wilson (sophomore) to be ready to play in the team’s Sugar Bowl game against Alabama, 11 Warriors reported Sunday evening. Wilson has played the popular H Back position in addition to punt and kick returns. He has 100 yards rushing on the season and 300 yards receiving at this point.
  • Melvin Gordon Has Led Wisconsin To The Championship Game

    5 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    Melvin Gordon is a big reason Wisconsin is in the Big Ten Championship game this coming Saturday with a Big Ten leading 2260 yards and 29 touchdowns. They will play Ohio State Saturday at 7pm. He proved that he can run over some of the best defenses in the country when he put up 7 big runs against Nebraska just last month. His long strides and speed make him difficult to catch once he gets beyond the line of scrimmage. His yards and touchdown totals have put him in position to win the Heisman Trophy at the end of the season if everything goes well.
  • Ohio State Comes Together For Kosta Karageorge

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    The body of missing OSU football player Kosta Karageorge was identified near Courtland and East 6th Ave yesterday in a dumpster. Around 2:30pm the body was found and tattoos were used to identify the red-shirt senior defensive lineman. Kosta appeared to have shot himself with a handgun but more tests are being performed to clarify the time of death, any ongoing brain issues and the method of his death.
  • Noah Spence Ruled Ineligible for The Big Ten

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Ohio State’s Noah Spence, a Pennsylvania defensive end with 2 years of NCAA eligibility remaining, was suspended for three games prior the 2013 Clemson bowl game for ecstasy use. And again in September he failed another drug test that led to an indefinite suspension. Yesterday we learned that Spence will not able to play again for the Buckeyes or any Big Ten team.
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    High School Illustrated

  • Dazzle, Strength, Skill and Fun: Broken Arrow Cheerleading Squad Has It All

    High School Illustrated
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    By Madeline Stokell The new era of cheerleading has all heads turned in its direction, waiting to see what’s next. Feats of strength and coordination dazzle the eye in performances of spirit and positive energy. The sheer difficulty of the routines seen at national cheerleading competitions seem to dispel any prejudices against the sport; old ideas of pom poms waving are left in the dust. So let’s put the stereotypes away, and see what this sport is all about. Last year, at the high school competition put on by the National Cheerleaders Association, the Broken Arrow varsity cheer…
  • Shoulder Mobility: Two Exercises to Improve Your Mobility

    High School Illustrated
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    Good shoulder mobility can not only improve shoulder function, but also improve performance and limit injuries. With athletes now specializing in one sport at an early age and many of them increasing their training outside of their sport, their shoulders can lose the flexibility and strength needed to perform at their best. Since most sports primarily use the “pushing” muscles during competition, these muscles can get very strong, but many times at the expense of the pulling muscles. This creates a muscle imbalance and possible decrease in range of motion which can lead to…
  • Best Buddies: The True Meaning of Friendship

    High School Illustrated
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Millennium High School a Stellar Example of This Terrific Organization by Kristen Giddings New York, New York__The roaring booms resound through the stadium in Union City, New Jersey. New York Rumble Ultimate Frisbee fans stomp, or rumble, their feet in the bleachers, showing their enthusiasm and support for their team on the field in front of them. But off the field, at the heart of all the excitement, a few students from Millennium High School joined in the camaraderie in the stands today. With the biggest smiles in all the stadium, these students have been given a remarkable opportunity,…
  • Amelia Andrilenas: Beauty in Body and Soul

    High School Illustrated
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    By Kendall Murtha ‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners. – William Shakespeare, Othello We generally think of gymnastics as a sport in which the athlete’s body is their primary instrument. Each time Amelia “Millie” Andrilenas, a junior at Juniata High School in Washington, takes to the gymnastic floor she demonstrates that success in the sport comes from the fusion of her soul and her body to display the beauty of the physical form in motion. Amelia consistently receives top scores for her team…
  • Great Greens: Eating the Right Foods to Stay Healthy

    High School Illustrated
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    By Better Nutrition Greens aren’t just good for your health—they’re great. Green drinks, particularly, contain a healthy mix of nutrient-filled algae and grasses that offer detoxifying and alkalizing amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants. Greens are among my very favorite foods. Steamed, sautéed, raw—it doesn’t matter. Load up my plate and I’m happy. In fact, I’d eat them even if they weren’t so healthy! But I know that there are a lot of people who simply can’t stand the thought of eating kale, spinach, or broccoli. Here’s what…
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  • Five Key Plays: SMU at Michigan

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The Michigan basketball team was bullied inside in Saturday’s 62-51 loss to Southern Methodist. For a closer look at the Wolverines’ struggles — and at the times they succeeded — check out our Five Key Plays. 1) Donnal delivers early from sets On Saturday morning, John Beilein told Mark Donnal to enter the SMU game with a shooter’s mentality. The Wolverines got him the ball early, and the freshman took advantage. Just 10 seconds after he checked in for the first time, a well-run set by Michigan got Donnal an open look from three, which he buried. Caris LeVert made a baseline…
  • Looking for positives, John Beilein pleased with Mark Donnal’s career afternoon

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    The problems facing the Michigan basketball team are numerous: The Wolverines aren’t hitting open looks, they’re struggling to establish an inside presence, they’re slow on defensive rotations and key players are injured. After Saturday’s loss to Southern Methodist, Michigan’s fourth-straight defeat, coach John Beilein was left seeking reasons for optimism. “I think there’s small positives tonight just in what Mark Donnal did,” he said. “And that’s not only for him — that’s for others to grow in their confidence for him. “But that’s what we need right now: We need…
  • Game 11: SMU at Michigan Recap

    Dylan Burkhardt
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    SMU 62, Michigan 51 Photo Gallery Video: Beilein reacts Video: Players recap another loss Video: Larry Brown on Michigan Michigan is a broken team. After watching the best offense in the country for two years running, it’s a painfully harsh realization to remember what bad offense looks like. For the third game in a row, Michigan’s jump shot heavy bricked its way into another loss. The Wolverines were able to put together flashes of strong play on Saturday afternoon at the Crisler Center, but those stretches never lasted and they were never able to maintain any sort of consistent…
  • Video & Quotes: John Beilein says Wolverines ‘rarely have a shooting day like today’ in SMU loss

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    John Beilein met with media Saturday afternoon following Michigan’s loss to SMU, part of its longest winless streak since January 2011. The coach discussed breaking out of shooting slumps, Mark Donnal’s big game and more. Watch the full press conference in the embedded media player above and hit the jump for select quotes. Opening statement: “Part of my angst would be the 14 turnovers. We had 12 from our veterans. Let’s credit SMU for a little bit, too: for speeding us up, just making us play. We made some really tough decisions in the game, whether some early shot selections,…
  • Photo Gallery: SMU 62, Michigan 51

    Dustin Johnston
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The post Photo Gallery: SMU 62, Michigan 51 appeared first on UM
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  • Premier League To Investigate Borini Spitting Incident: Reports

    Ron Snyder
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) -- The Premier League will look into an incident involving Fabio Borini after the Liverpool forward apparently spit in the direction of the Arsenal bench on his way off the pitch on Sunday. The post Premier League To Investigate Borini Spitting Incident: Reports appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • NFL Week 16 Games, TV Channels and Team News

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    (Sporting Alert) -- Atlanta Falcons have revealed that wide receiver Julio Jones, who is second in the league this season with 1,428 receiving yards, is active and will play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The post NFL Week 16 Games, TV Channels and Team News appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • LIVE RADIO STREAM: Liverpool v Arsenal on talkSport

    Ron Snyder
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    LIVERPOOL (Sporting Alert) -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger makes one change to the side that beat Newcastle United for today's English Premier League clash with Liverpool. The post LIVE RADIO STREAM: Liverpool v Arsenal on talkSport appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • RESULTS: NCAA Top 25 Men’s Basketball Scores; Box Scores

    BY Ron Howell
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:53 am
    CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) -- The following are the NCAA top 25 basketball scores and respective box scores from the games that took place on Saturday, Dec. 20. The post RESULTS: NCAA Top 25 Men’s Basketball Scores; Box Scores appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • No. 1 Kentucky Routs UCLA, 83-42: Box Score

    BY Ron Howell
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:49 pm
    CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) -- No. 1 Kentucky jumped all over UCLA early and never let-up in their dominating 83-42 victory over UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic at United Center on Saturday. The post No. 1 Kentucky Routs UCLA, 83-42: Box Score appeared first on SportingAlert.
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    Visitors Section

  • The Visitors Section: Cheetahs at Blue Jays

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys are live post game from the NFL's premier matchup between the Cheetahs and Blue Jays. Also we bring in the winners from the "Be an Intern on a Podcast" for the greatest podcast you've never heard of... ours.      *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about whyTom Savage is bad at football. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a…
  • The Visitors Section: NFL, Where do we go from here?

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Josh and Mike are Live! Join the hosts as they work over microphones with words and a slow touch. They will fill your ears with verbal wine. The difference between your common commentary and these two are a simple approach. Sit back at  180 degrees with the lights low or off if you prefer  *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how Topo Chico isn't the best thing every but it will do in a pinch. *All audience members must be at least 18…
  • The Visitors Section: Dacy's May Parade

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys talk about football. That's what they do. You know that right? Sure sometimes they change lives with life altering advice and anecdotes but mostly its football.      *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how work parties are a great place to get tore up. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification…
  • The Visitors Section: Live From Detroit

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys scored free tickets to Jets vs Bills game in the land of hope and promises, Detroit (Not associated with Detriot City: New Mecca of Man.) Also dumb animal tricks!     *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how Topo Chico isn't the best thing every but it will do in a pinch. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid…
  • The Visitors Section: Like the Cool Kids

    10 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys get you ready to make new life choices and try our hand at playing a special round of Mike Vick What If. Plus dumb animal tricks! Live!!!     *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how it's okay now,  *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID must have a photo, your…
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  • In Landon’s Honor

    ALH David
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:21 pm
    With the help of more clubs, worldwide player attention, and the rebranding, the MLS is getting a facelift. Amidst the changes the LA Galaxy has astonished its fans with a 5th MLS cup win, making it the first soccer franchise to reach this feat. In addition, Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy’s #10 will be retiring this year. […]
  • “How To” muay thai fighting stance with world champion & mother: Julie Kitchen

    ALH Team
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    It’s always good to be prepared. The no. 1 ladies Muay Thai Boxing Champion from Cornwall, UK Julie Kitchen holds 14x World titles. She is a fighter, trainer, ambassador for Muay Thai Womens Boxing and mother of twin daughters Amber and Allaya aged 13 yrs. Who by the way are both british no1. As an […]
  • Gabrielle Union Video Bombs Dwayne Wade. Ouch!

    ALH Catalina
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    If you ever thought having your parents cheering you on at your high school or college games was embarrassing try being an NBA player with a wife that sits court side and can be heard a mile away. Some would say that the spousal support court side is great and encouraging while others would say it’s severely annoying. […]
  • Metal Mulisha’s Larry Linkogle has a family business about beer & wine. Cheers!

    ALH David
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Metal Mulisha co-founder Larry Linkogle, professional motocross rider has grown up around dirt, bikes and you guessed it….wine. The Briar Rose Winery where Larry grew up and Metal Mulisha started, is where you can enjoy award winning wine while you watch Larry and friends rip backflips off 30ft high jumps in the backyard. Kid’s don’t […]
  • Tobin Heath Scarfs Lamar Hunt Statue for the 4th of July Celebration

    ALH Catalina
    2 Jul 2013 | 8:23 pm
    Wondering what others are doing for the 4th of July? Better yet, what some of our professional athletes will be doing? Well today as many Americans are celebrating the birth of our nation, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup silver medalist Tobin Heath will be scarfing the Lamar Hunt Statue at the FC […]
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    UNPACKIN' it Ministries

  • 25 MINUTES of Jesus in the Christmas Season, Jim Harbaugh & Chris Conte

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Bryce unpacks some interesting topics on this week’s 25-Minute Show. He talks about the decision Jim Harbaugh faces after football season, and Chris Conte’s comments about choosing his NFL experience over having a longer life. With Christmas upon us, Bryce throws out the challenge of focusing on Jesus in everything we do, and seeing how He pulls us toward Him throughout the season. 25MINUTEUNPACK
  • 50 MINUTES of Life Decisions, Tim Shaw Interview & the Best of Christmas

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:11 pm
    On this week’s 50 Minute Show, Bryce asks listeners if it’s better to be an NFL or college football coach, and if we should sacrifice our present for a future that has no guarantee. Bryce also interviews former NFL player, Tim Shaw, and brings some Christmas cheer with his BEST Christmas movies, songs, and traditions. 50 MINUTE VERSION
  • INTERVIEW with Tim Shaw

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Bryce has a candid and inspiring interview with former NFL linebacker and key special teams player, Tim Shaw. Totaling seven seasons, Tim played with the Titans, Bears, Jaguars, and Panthers, and comes on the show to talk about his football and faith journey, as well as his brave battle with ALS.   TIM SHAW FULL INTERVIEW
  • FAITH & SPORTS MINUTE: Pacers Set Pace for Staying United

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The Indiana Pacers are having a tough season with not many wins, and their best player out with an injury. Even so, an article written this week had the headline, Pacers’ Unity a Welcome Plus for Coach Vogel. Frank Vogel said in the article, “Despite a difficult situation and a lot of losses, everyone has really stayed positive, believing in one another and believing in what we do.” All of us have faced difficulties and challenges this year, and those situations may have threatened our relationships. During this Christmas season, I’m sure many families lack unity and…
  • 50 MINUTES of Forsett’s Success with Ravens, Coaches Benching Players & Polarizing Players Liked by Fans

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:25 pm
    This week’s 50-minute show brings discussion on Justin Forsett’s amazing year with the Ravens, judging coaches and players, the challenge of coaches benching players, and why players like Johnny Football, Tebow, and Favre are so polarizing.  50 MINUTE SHOW FOR 12-12-14
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    Sports Wunderkind

  • The Return (And End) Of The Sports Wunderkind Podcast Dec 8th

    Davis Mattek
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:49 pm
    This is the end my friends, the only end. Davis, Coleman, Rich, JJ (and Drew Dinkmeyer) end the era of the Sports Wunderkind podcast once and for all. Youtube Link will be added once show begins.    
  • Jeff Janis Is A Green Bay Packer

    Davis Mattek
    11 May 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Jeff Janis destroyed the NFL combine, got drafted by the Green Bay Packers and is now someone you NEED on your fantasy football team. Read more at
  • Davis Mattek On Rotoviz

    Davis Mattek
    2 May 2014 | 10:37 am
    Don’t get too excited you guys, but Sports Wunderkind is back. Podcasts, posts, rankings… we’re back in business. If you would like to catch up, this is what I have published on Rotoviz since my return to football. Odell Beckham: Overvalued They Can’t All Be Monster: The Michael Campanaro Story Close, But No Cigar: The Prospect Report of BYU’s Cody Hoffman Sammy Watkins: Arbitrary Superstar A Quick Note On Height, Weight And Touchdowns Jeff Janis: An NFL Draft Love Story
  • Sports Wunderkind Week 16 Fantasy Football Podcast w/ @lordreebs and @2QBFFB

    Davis Mattek
    18 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am Davis Mattek, Coleman Kelly, Rich Hribar and Sal Stefanile breakdown daily fantasy football across 4 major sites and preview week 16 fantasy football on the Sports Wunderkind Fantasy Football podcast
  • Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings

    Davis Mattek
    12 Dec 2013 | 3:06 pm
    Play Week 15 Daily Fantasy Football at StarStreet, DraftStreet, DraftKings, Fanduel or Draftday! Alright guys, it’s winning time! Most of your are in the semi-final rounds of your league championships, which means that every decision is crucial. My advice is to first check the NFL Betting Lines for the week to get an idea as to how the games are going to go and then cross reference the lines with these rankings. I use Vegas lines and projections from around the internet to create these. Vegas doesn’t have to create lines to get action anymore, because people are simply too good at…
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  • 30 questions a well prepared coach can answer

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Below you’ll find a tool I share with the members over at Fastpitch411.  It’s a list of 30 questions well prepared coaches can answer. Where do you stand?  Can you answer all these questions about your team, your season? BE ORGANIZED, HAVE A PLAN I cannot stress this enough. If you’re going to coach, have a plan. If you want to have less stress during the season, do the hard thinking NOW so you can stay focused on coaching your players well during the season. Most coaches won’t do this. Are you willing to do what others won’t? What ONE big goal do you want to…
  • Inspirational Quotes for Fastpitch Softball Players

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    I love reading great inspirational quotes!  People who came before us shared bits of wisdom, moments of inspiration, and verbal wake up calls.  Some quotes give you the kick in the butt you need.  Others serve as confirmation of something you doubt in your own journey. At the end of this article, you’ll find some suggestions for how you can use these quotes for staying focused and on track toward your goals. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes for fastpitch softball players! “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”…
  • 5 Easy Mental Strength Training Drills for Softball

    1 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’ve all heard this concept before… “90% of the game is half mental.” - Yogi Berra You know the mental side of the game is huge. Yet you probably spend the majority of our time training your body. All the while ignoring one of your most powerful assets…your mind! The best thing about working on your mental game is, you can do it just about anywhere. You don’t need to worry about space or equipment. You don’t need to worry about having someone to train with. Plus, training your brain is one of the BEST ways to make the big improvements in your…
  • Fastpitch Softball Video: Speed Tips for Baserunning

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week I gave you 5 tips for taking great leads. In the video, Kbands training shares additional ways to help you be your fastest on the bases. Focus on your start. Keep your chin down and knees up. Learn about the important aspects of those first steps and when you should take them. Press play for some drills you can do to work on these areas and improve your baserunning speed for softball. Click here to get free workouts and training tips from Kbands Training.
  • 5 Tips for Taking Great Leads and Putting Pressure on the Defense

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    As a player, I loved running bases. It’s so super fun to push your limits, make your opponents sweat a little, and take extra bases any time the opportunity arises. Good baserunners give defenses something to think about. They’re always a threat. They make things tough for the opposing defense and add pressure to otherwise “routine” situations and plays. All this distraction on the bases often takes focus off the batter. It can also open up holes for batters to hit through. When you… take extra bases every chance you get put added pressure on the defense open up…
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    Sports WAR

  • Jacques Rudolph to captain Glamorgan for 2015

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:23 pm
    South African batsman Jacques Rudolph has been named Glamorgan’s skipper for the 2015 season in all forms of cricket, replacing Mark Wallace, who captained the County Championship three years at the helm and Jim Allenby, who captained the T20 side. Glamorgan appoint @Jacques_Rudolph as Club captain for season 2015 for all cricket — Glamorgan Cricket (@GlamCricket) December 18, 2014 The former Proteas Test star, who joined Glamorgan on a two-year deal in September 2013, has scored almost 2,000 runs for the county in his first season. The 33-year-old has made 575 runs…
  • Chelsea fan reacts to Filipe Luis brilliant free-kick against Derby

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Premier league leaders Chelsea booked their place into the League Cup semi-finals with a stunning 3-1 victory over Derby County on Tuesday night. View image | Eden Hazard put the west London club ahead in the 23rd minute, before Filipe Luis notched his first Chelsea goal with a brilliant free-kick 10 minutes after half-time in the Capital One Cup. Here’s how fans reacted to Luis’ sensational goal: Filipe Luis deserves to start our next 250 games just for that goal. — Rashad (@Mourinholic) December 16, 2014 WHAT A GOAL! FILIPE LUIS! #CFC — Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket)…
  • Rio Open 2015: David Ferrer to join Rafael Nadal

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The world No.10 David Ferrer has confirmed that he will play at the 2015 Rio Open tournament, starting from 16 to 22 February. The Spaniard joins “The King of Clay” Rafael Nadal at the second edition of the ATP 500 Brazilian tournament. David Ferrer se une a Rafa Nadal en Río 2015 #Tenis — Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) December 11, 2014 Ferrer, 32, who beat Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in the quarter-finals at the 2014 Rio Open – has reached a career high ATP ranking of No. 3 last year. “I am delighted to return to the Rio Open…
  • Twitter reactions as Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    Arsenal finished second in Group D and progress to the last 16 of the Champions League despite a stunning 4-1 victory away at Galatasaray on Tuesday night. Lukas Podolski scored the opening goal in the third minute of the match to give the Gunners an early 1-0 lead in Turkey, with Aaron Ramsey slotted a second goal with a calm finish into the bottom corner. The 23-years-old Welsh midfielder then scored again in the 29th minute and put Arsenal two goals ahead. Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder netted a consolation goal for the Turkish giants in the 88th minute, but Podolski, 29, ended the…
  • Horse racing continuing to captivate country

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:42 pm
    British horse racing has remained in the hearts of millions, maintaining it’s equanimity over the years, with race events scheduled throughout the year providing respectable turnouts, breathtaking race finishes and unpredictably brilliant winning horses and jockeys. Horse racing is the second largest spectator sport in the United Kingdom, and one of the longest established, with a history dating back many centuries. There are several massive race days which transcend the country, rivalling even England test cricket matches and England football internationals for viewers and gamblers.
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    Sports Turf Northwest

  • WWE and MMA: Recent Allegations of Hepatitis C Spark Health Questions

    5 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Have you ever seen an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fight? Check this one out. WARNING: It is graphic. They are sweaty, bloody, grimy, and athlete’s bodies are practically intertwined for most of the fight. Likewise, WWE is also a sport (or show) filled with skin to skin contact and extremely small personal bubbles. Not so […] The post WWE and MMA: Recent Allegations of Hepatitis C Spark Health Questions appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Artificial Turf Equipment for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Did you know? We are an approved vendor of the United States Government? We are glad to have an approved Cage # (76XR9) that allows us to sell artificial turf equipment and golf course maintenance equipment to government agencies. Whether part of a government training facility or a military recreation center, Sports Turf Northwest is […] The post Artificial Turf Equipment for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Women’s World Cup Controversy: How Sterile is Your Artificial Pitch?

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Right now, the 2015 Women’s World Cup is a testy topic in the news. Have you heard what is going on? This year, the Men’s World Cup was played on real grass, and the women are slated to play on artificial turf or artificial pitches in 2015 for the Women’s World Cup to be held […] The post Women’s World Cup Controversy: How Sterile is Your Artificial Pitch? appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Get a Great Deal! Demo GreenZapr Available for a Ridiculous Price

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    We have shared some fabulous memories with our beloved “Greenie” the GreenZapr, but it has come time for us to part ways. After a good life performing and modeling, we know it is time for Greenie to find a loving and caring home elsewhere. Two years ago, Greenie came into our lives as a tool […] The post Get a Great Deal! Demo GreenZapr Available for a Ridiculous Price appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Bodily Fluids + Artificial Turf + Your Child = Serious Health Issues

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Moms, you have taken the safety of children to new levels. No longer can a child ride a bike without being bubble wrapped. No longer can a kid freely play in their own yard without NSA approved video surveillance.  And god forbid if a child needs to be driven two blocks without first donning a […] The post Bodily Fluids + Artificial Turf + Your Child = Serious Health Issues appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
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    Junior D Sports

  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Week 16

    Junior D
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The season is winding down and I am still above .500 (116-106-2) which is a great place to be. This time of year gets a little hectic because you don’t know who is out to play spoiler, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 101: We’re More Than Just Football

    Junior D
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:06 pm
    In this week’s show Lou and Junior D we discuss a few college football notes along with our NBA coverage and NFL playoff scenarios. Junior D loses his mind about the New York Knicks and Carmelo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Week 15

    Junior D
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    Week 14 treated me very well. I got out of the three week funk I was in and managed a 10-5-1 record against the spread, bringing my season total to 109-98-1. With only a few more weeks left in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 100: The Playoffs Are Coming!

    Junior D
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    In this week’s show Lou and Junior D Forget the fact that this week was our 100th show. So after we forget to acknowledge this accomplishment, we move on to discuss the College Football Playoff... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Week 14

    Junior D
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:43 am
    We’re coming down the home stretch of the regular season and I may limp across the finish line. Last week I went 6-10, bringing my season total to 99-93. I’m still above .500 but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Improving Sports

  • Why the NBA should & why they won’t change conferences & playoff seeding

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 pm
    There has been a lot of recent talk about eliminating NBA conferences and seeding the playoffs 1-16, so we wanted to discuss it here. The argument in favor of such a change is obvious: The Western conference is so greatly … Continue reading →
  • Does the Ray Rice saga need multi-sport consistency?

    30 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    We now have the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association dealing with penalties for players based on off-field or off-court (odd word coincidence) misconduct. As horrible as some criminal actions may be, we already see … Continue reading →
  • Max contracts in the NBA need to go

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:51 pm
    One of our priorities at Improving Sports is to see athletes get fair treatment, whether in college or the pros. Awhile ago, I wrote about how leagues should abolish their current draft processes, which place restrictions on the salary and locations … Continue reading →
  • Keep the NCAA football game clock running

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Does it make sense to have 49-0 or 55-31 games? It’s the highest scoring games that take the longest, with a slew of first downs and scoring plays stopping the play clock. The NFL doesn’t stop the clock to move … Continue reading →
  • How should the NFL handle intentional injuries?

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    A week ago, Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen called for the NFL to suspend Vontaze Burfict, linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, following the teams’ matchup on October 12. Olsen claimed that Burfict twice twisted the ankles of Carolina players (Olsen … Continue reading →
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    50 bpm

  • 2014 Taupo training holiday - part 2

    Paweł Chalacis
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    From easy ride, through the best training session ever to a very average race. Second part of my Taupo training camp.
  • My TREK Speed Concept 7.0

    Paweł Chalacis
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:24 pm
    I took some time to take a few photos of my bike. It’s a 2011 Trek Speed Concept 7.0 with Specialized tri spoke wheels. I love it!
  • 2014 Taupo training holiday - part 1

    Paweł Chalacis
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    I’ve been waiting for this holiday for months. When I decided to do Taupo Cycle Challenge this year, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to take a few days off work and focus on training. After all, Ironman New Zealand is coming!
  • 16 weeks training plan for Ironman New Zealand 2015

    Paweł Chalacis
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Last week was the longest period without running ever since I started to dream about finishing a triathlon. And it felt soo good! I think I’ve fully recovered from Auckland Marathon and I’m ready to give my best in upcoming weeks. In 16 weeks I’m going to swim 3.8km, cycle 180 and run a full marathon in breathtaking Taupo. This is how I’m going to prepare for it.
  • Another one bites the dust. Auckland Marathon done!

    Paweł Chalacis
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:37 pm
    After weeks of preparation and anticipation, the day has come to wake up at 4 am with a big grin on my face. Not every day one can ran on the Harbour Bridge. Another race, another morning of pain and happiness. I ran the Auckland Marathon and it took 3 hours and 50 minutes.
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    The Confidential

  • ACC Basketball Confidential Roundtable: December 20, 2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    As we have done with football, the Confidential plans to get some or all of the Confidential contributors together weekly during the basketball season to provide a summary of their school, the ACC, and other topics of note. 1.  How did your school look this past week–any surprises or disappointments?  Are you looking forward to anything regarding your school? Brian (FSU): FSU continued with its unimpressive play in a blow-out loss to ND.  I guess the Irish got their revenge against FSU for what they believe was a bad call on the football field this year (it was the correct call…
  • Confidential Correspondents’ Basketball Poll: December 16, 2014

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    The Confidential routinely polls its correspondents to rank the top ACC basketball teams.  The season is very young, but here is a quick look at the current top 10: Duke (9-0), 48 pts, 4 first place votes.  The Blue Devils remain #1 on the strength of quality wins on the road in Madison and against Michigan State. Louisville (9-0), 44 votes.  The Cardinals now have wins against Ohio State, Minnesota, and Indiana, as the top of the ACC is quite strong relative to the Big 10. Virginia (9-0), 43 pts, 1 first place vote.  Virginia is one of the three ACC teams in the top 6 nationally.  Wins…
  • Bowl Notes: The Pinstripe Bowl

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    For all the criticism that is launched at ACC football, the conference once again has twelve teams participating in bowls.  For a list of the bowls, see here.  The New Era Pinstripe Bowl will take place in Yankee Stadium in New York City and features Boston College and Penn State.  Kickoff is at 4;30 p.m. on December 27 and the game will be televised on ESPN. Boston College is the favorite at -2.5 according to Alex Parsuk, MTS’ Pinstripe sports betting expert. Here are the Confidential’s notes for the Pinstripe Bowl. Penn State Notes: Penn State finished 115th in points…
  • Chryst to Wisconsin? If So, What Will Pitt Do?

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    The rumors are that Paul Chryst of Pittsburgh will head back to Madison to coach the Wisconsin Badgers.  The deal cannot be sealed until mid-week, next week, as there are specific hiring protocols for the University of Wisconsin.  Still, there is no reason why Chryst would not go back to Wisconsin to coach at his alma mater and where he was offensive coordinator for several seasons.  The question is… what will Pitt do if/when he bolts? Here is one article that summarizes 10 potential candidates.  Here is what the Confidential thinks about some of them: Paul Rhoads – Iowa State…
  • Syracuse Fans: History Repeats Itself

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    A team that required divine intervention to eke out a win, barely beat an FCS team, and required overtime to win its first game.  A team that ended the season on a five-game losing streak.  A team with questions surround its offensive coordinator.  A once-popular head coach with a sub .500 winning percentage.  A bowl season followed up by disappointment.  A terrible season. No, this is not about the 2014 Syracuse Orange football team.  This is about the 2011 Syracuse Orange football team.  Consider… The 2011 team required overtime to defeat Wake Forest in the opener.  Just like…
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    fanatix Sport News

  • NFL Week 16: New York Giants defeat St. Louis Rams, 37-27

    Ian O'Brien
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:41 pm
    The New York Giants defeated the St. Louis Rams, 37-27, as quarterback Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes. READ MORE: Odell Beckham 80-yard touchdown – (Video) New York Giants wide receiver catches 80-yard touchdown pass Giants Rams preview Cardinals beat Rams - Arizona Cardinals defeat St. Louis Rams, 12-6 The New York Giants won their third consecutive game with a 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams to improve their record to 6-9 as the Rams fell to 6-9. Giants quarterback Eli Manning showed Super Bowl MVP form with a performance for the ages by throwing for 392 yards and…
  • NFL Week 16: Dallas Cowboys win NFC East by destroying Indianapolis Colts, 42-7

    Ian O'Brien
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The Dallas Cowboys demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 42-7, to win the NFC East and make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. READ MORE: Odell Beckham 80-yard touchdown – (Video) New York Giants wide receiver catches 80-yard touchdown pass Dolphins blocked punt – (Video) Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 37-35, on blocked punt safety Cowboys Colts preview The Dallas Cowboys defied the odds once again as they clinched the NFC East title with a 42-7 win over the AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts. They improved their record to 11-4, which is a surprise to most NFL…
  • Former Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne reaches deal with NFL franchise

    Daniel Baricevic
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Visa complications have delayed Hayne’s announcement… SEE ALSO: Williams Gallen: Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams challenges Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen to boxing bout Hobart Hurricanes preview: We rate the Tasmanian side ahead of Big Bash League 04 Big Bash League preview: We run our eye over the Brisbane Strikers ahead of BBL04 Former Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne has secured a contract on an NFL team, with just visa complications preventing him from signing before Christmas. According to The Daily Telegraph, Hayne would have already been signed on to a practice…
  • (Video) New York Giants WR Odell Beckham catches 80-yard TD pass

    Ian O'Brien
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:59 pm
    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has put another spectacular play on his NFL resume with an 80-yard touchdown catch. READ MORE: Dolphins blocked punt – (Video) Miami Dolphins block Minnesota Vikings punt to win 37-35 Steelers Chiefs fight – (Video) Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs fight after field goal Saints Falcons fight – (Video) New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons brawl twice The New York Giants hold a 37-20 lead in the fourth quarter over the St. Louis Rams, and they were able to extend their lead as quarterback Eli Manning threw a key…
  • 2015 Cricket World Cup: Pakistan star all-rounder to retire from one day internationals following tournament

    Daniel Baricevic
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Shahid Afridi will retire from one day internationals following the end of the 2015 World Cup. SEE ALSO: Williams Gallen: Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams challenges Cronulla Sharks captain Paul Gallen to boxing bout Hobart Hurricanes preview: We rate the Tasmanian side ahead of Big Bash League 04 Big Bash League preview: We run our eye over the Brisbane Strikers ahead of BBL04 Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Afridi told a press conference that he would focus solely…
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    Lynchy's Sports Thoughts

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    The Detroit Hustle -- Detroit Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and sometimes Pistons musings

  • Why does Henrik Zetterberg refuse to shoot high in the shootout?

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Henrik Zetterberg had to score. Boone Jenner had just beaten Jimmy Howard to give Columbus a 2-1 lead over the Red Wings in the shootout on Tuesday. Zetterberg was shooter No. 6. He skated in, faked a slapshot and then tried to slide the puck between Sergei Bobrovsky’s legs. It would’ve been slick if it worked. It didn’t. Bobrovsky calmly pushed the puck away. The Red Wings fell to 1-6 in the shootout this season. I know why he did it. Once upon a time Zetterberg was good in shootouts (or at least decent). Making a hard fake and sliding it five hole worked. But that was five…
  • Breaking down the Detroit Red Wings’ third segment: A tail of two five-game stretches and Pavel Datsyuk’s rare performance

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    (Adam Glanzman) (Note: The following doesn’t include Tuesday’s Blue Jackets game. That was game No. 32 and will go into the next segment)  I stole the segment idea from Red Berenson who stole the idea from Mike Babcock. At the time (I can’t say for sure any more) Berenson utilized 10-game segments to evaluate his team, so I used 10 game segments. On December 4, Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill explained to that he uses five-game segments. That probably would’ve worked better when evaluating the Red Wings this time. In the Detroit’s first five…
  • Two seconds of panic: A Detroit Lions story

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The kick was high and long and for a moment looked straight down the middle. It was going in. Of course it was going in. “Shoot,” Lions defensive end Jason Jones said. “We played the Ravens last year and last year he kicked it straight through.” That was a 61 yarder with 38 seconds left. This was a 68 yarder with no seconds left. This was a record. This is would be the defining moment of the Lions season. Three and a half hours earlier, the Bills beat the Packers. A Detroit win would put them in first place in the NFC North and second in the conference. The Lions…
  • Yoenis Cespedes is a Detroit Tiger; This could be the most entertaining team of all time

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Everybody say it together: WHO KNOWS? YO KNOWS! Yoenis Cespedes is a Tiger. Rick kind-of-handsome-but-boring Porcello is not. Detroit already added Shane Greene, who can be electric at times but can’t throw a lob to first base. Now they’ve got Cespedes. It doesn’t even matter what or who Alfredo Simon is, or that the Tigers are going to lose Max Scherzer. They have Cespedes. Normally I’d do a YouTube scouting report, but with Yo it’d take 17 hours. Watch the video at top of this story (provided by the superb@CespedesBBQ). It’s one minute, eight seconds and…
  • Is this really the best Red Wings team since 2009 as Mike Babcock says?

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    (Photo: Bridget Samuels) Brady Hoke was in his first year at Michigan when I covered the team. In that new period, before everyone figured out his style, it was amazing to watch him handle the media. He’d be engaging and interesting — and then when you went back to transcribe what he said you’d realize he said nothing. It was magic. I’d construct stories in my head and have a perfect spot for what he just said would fit in. When the quote went onto the page, I’d put realize it was nothing but cliches and generalities. Mike Babcock’s mastery of the media is…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • LI Native Featured on ‘A Football Life’
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Long before Lyle Alzado was crushing quarterbacks and linemen in the National Football League, he was a strong and hard-nosed player at Lawrence High School in Nassau County. A native of Cedarhurst, N.Y., Alzado used to lift weights in longtime Lawrence coach Rich Mollo’s garage while staring for the Golden Tornadoes. He eventually went onto Yankton College in South Dakota and was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the NFL draft in 1971. His life is the subject of “A Football Life” profile on NFL Network. It aired for the first time in November. The documentary airs…
  • LI Connection to New Baseball Documentary
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Another intricate sports story and another connection to Long Island. Did you know the founder of Big League Chew grew up on Long Island? Rob Nelson, a pitcher at Nassau County Community College and at Cornell University, partnered with former teammate and baseball notable Jim Bouton to launch the product in the 1970s. Nelson played with Bouton on the Portland Mavericks in 1977, an independent team founded by Bing Russell, the late actor and father of Kurt Russell, and grandfather of former big leaguer Matt Franco. Nelson’s name came across the sports radar again this year after the younger…
  • Speedy Claxton Inducted to NYCB HOF
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    The honors keep piling up for Hofstra and Long Island basketball great Speedy Claxton. He was inducted to the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame earlier this month. Already a member of Hofstra’s Athletic Hall of Fame, Claxton jumped on board as an assistant coach with the basketball program last season after spending the previous two years as a scout with Golden State in the NBA. The Speedy Claxton File (Hofstra) • Graduated from Hofstra in 2000 as one of only six players in school history to score 2,000 career points (2,015) • Graduated as the program’s all-time leader in both…
  • Sports on Plum Island
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Imagine Plum Island as something other than the Animal Disease Center that it is today and people would think you’re crazy. But long before it was used by the Department of Homeland Security to study foreign animal diseases it was occupied by soldiers at Fort Terry. Those soldiers had to keep occupied on the island just off the coast of the North Fork, so they took to open land and played sports. Photos of the athletic history on Plum Island are currently being featured in the administrative complex on the island in an exhibit supplied by the Southold Historical Society. Tours and access to…
  • HU Hoops Gets New Arena Floor
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Continuing with its progressive thinking, the Hofstra University Depart of Athletics hosted a contest for fans, students, designers and artists to submit possible basketball court designs. The court has already been completed in the Hofstra Basketball Practice Facility and will be redone in the Mack Sports Complex later this summer, according to the university’s Office of Athletic Communications. There were nine winners that each contributed some component of the final court design, Hofstra said. “We thank all the wonderful Hofstra Basketball fans that submitted potential court…
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  • Music Video Monday: Aaron J Shay’s Nightmare Blues

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
  • Music Video Monday: Hozier’s Take Me to Church

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    And a bonus video! Stereosparks’ excellent cover:
  • SF Giants on Twitter

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Last year I posted Baseball’s Kings of Twitter, ranking MLB players by their Twitter followers. It was interesting and all, and it got a shout out from Twitter follower leader Nick Swisher, but who really cares about any of those jokers? There were no San Francisco Giants on that list, so it was clearly a flawed list. Let us then focus on what matters: the San Francisco Giants. Here are the players currently on the Giants’ 40-man roster that I could find on Twitter, sorted by total followers: Player Twitter Handle Followers Hunter Pence @HunterPence 290873 Buster Posey @BusterPosey…
  • Music Video Monday: Die Antwoord’s Ugly Boy

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
  • 2014 Beer Photos

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Last year I entered some photos into a Xmas photo contest at A Good Beer Blog. I didn’t win anything, but I’m not going to let that stop me from submitting even crappier photos this year. Here are the photos I submitted for this years’ contest:
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    DC Pro Sports Report

  • Terps Win @ OK St, Deserve Top-10 Ranking

    Tom Blaz
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Maryland basketball with a huge road win on Sunday afternoon, beating Oklahoma State in Stillwater 73-64. Jake Layman with a team high 21 points for the Terrapins. Layman with the first double-double of his career, adding 11 rebounds while shooting 7-12 from the floor. Freshman Melo Trimble and Jared Nickens combined for 26 to provide balance in the Terrapin offense. Maryland is hoping to get the injured Dez Wells back for B1G Ten play, which begins a week from Tuesday. Evan Smotrycz continues to work his way back into game shape, the forward on the floor for 21 minutes on Sunday, scoring…
  • Shanahan: Robert Griffin III needs to put into film study

    Mark Buterbaugh
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    We have heard this now in two different seasons by two different head coaches.  Former Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan reiterated today on ESPN that Robert Griffin III has the abilities and talent to be as successful as he wants, but it all starts in the film room. “He has that ability,” Shanahan said. “He’s in charge of that himself, though. It takes a lot of work, a lot of studying. … He can be as good as he wants to be. But he has to make a commitment in that film room like he’s never done before.” It is difficult to tell from a fan perspective…
  • Caps shutout the Devils 4-0

    Mark Buterbaugh
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The Washington Capitals remain on a tear, shutting out the New Jersey Devils 4-0 tonight.  The Caps extended their streak to eight straight games without a regulation loss, compiling an 6-0-2 record over that stretch. Washington and New Jersey skated to an uneventful, scoreless first period.  Mike Green put the Capitals on the board with a slap shot he put above Devils’ goalie Cory Schneider to give the Caps a 1-0 lead a little over the three minute mark of the second period.  The Green goal was his 4th of the season and was assisted by Jack Hillen and Nicklas Backstrom.  Nicklas…
  • Eagles @ Redskins Inactives

    Tom Blaz
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    When: 430pm EST, Saturday, December 20th Where: Fed Ex Field Weather: 39 degrees, 0% chance of precipitation Radio: SportsTalk 980 TV: NFL Network (Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Stacy Dales) Line: Eagles -7.5 (Over/under 50.5) #Redskins inactives for #PHIvsWAS. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 20, 2014 #Redskins QB @RGIII warming up for #PHIvsWAS #HTTR — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 20, 2014
  • Wiz Beat The Heat

    Tom Blaz
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    John Wall’s double-double carried the Wizards past the Heat 105-103 Friday night in Miami. Washington has won seven straight and their 19-6 record is the best 25 game start in franchise history. Wall with a team high 20 points and ten assists, while Nene chipped in with 20 off the bench. Dwayne Wade with a game high 28 points to lead Miami. Head coach Randy Wittman on tonight's 105-103 comeback win in Miami (VIDEO): #WizHeat — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 20, 2014 Check out last night's #WizHeat Infographic…
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    The Barry Sports Report

  • NYG Punter Steve Weatherford nominated for NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    Our punter, Steve Weatherford, was nominated for NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, an award honoring a player’s volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field – and if you’re familiar with Weatherford, you’d know this nomination is very well deserved. Weatherford launched the Steve Weatherford World Champion Foundation earlier this year. His foundation supports the many causes he’s a part of: The Boys and Girls Club of New Jersey, Wellness in the Schools, Second Chance Toys, Project Prom, Kicks for Kids, and more. Just this…
  • The Red Mamba becomes Big Red brand ambassador

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    This week, I received an email about Matt Bonner, aka The Red Mamba, becoming the new brand ambassador for Big Red, one of the top beverage companies in North America, and it was too perfect not to post. As my once red headed father says, “Red headed people make the world go ’round.”  And this campaign is gold. Images of Bonner will be found on Big Red soda displays at hundreds of stores across Central and South Texas starting in December. Unfortunately, I’m a long way from Texas so I won’t be able to see it in person – but if you do, send a picture in and…
  • When will the Knicks odyssey end?

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    One has to wonder: when will this Knick odyssey end? This seemingly endless failure to build a winning franchise? Why has this been such a difficult task for such a storied franchise. It is very hard to understand how people who do this for a living haven’t figured this out. Now that Phil Jackson is on board you would think this would be figured out sometime soon. The first part of this season has been a disaster – and while Carmelo has won me over, I think unless they get a legitimate point guard who can defend and set everyone up, the Knicks are spinning their wheels. We have to…
  • Wake ‘em up, Coach

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Some members of the media will have you believe that the Giants players have stopped playing for their coach. While most of them are just stirring the pot, some of them are clueless. The Giants defense showed heart and played well enough to win under their embattled DC Perry Fewell. It was the offense, in particular Eli Manning, who gave the game to the 49ers. With Pugh out, Manning was under pressure all game and until the 4th quarter, the running game was no help. We have seen Eli have bad games but this was almost laughable. While I long for the days where the Giants would run it four…
  • Giants vs. 49ers Pregame Thoughts

    16 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    This week we’ll see if these Giants have any pride. Can you imagine how pumped Kaepernick is to run the read option against the Giants, who have had no answers to stop or even slow it down? The Giants must show discipline on defense this week or it will be another disaster. Can Perry Fewell put his defense in position to compete this week or will this team give another sub-par effort? On the other side of the ball, the running game should get a boost depending on how many snaps Jennings will play, but let’s hope Eli stays patient and doesn’t force the ball into double…
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    The Spurs Blogger

  • Papering over the cracks

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Spurs fans have got to be the most fickle fans around, going from utter breakdown one week after losing to the Stoke’s and Newcastle’s of this world, to complete euphoria from narrow victories against Hull and Aston Villa.Kyle Naughton see's red in 2-1 defeat to Stoke City.Now yes, three points are three points. But when you support a team who’re supposed to challenge in and around the top of the table, there are certain expectation, which should be met. First of all to beat a poor side such as Aston Villa, of who had only scored four goals until they played us, should have been quite…
  • Tottenham Hotspur: What a Joke

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog post about the sacking of Andre Villas Boas, where I questioned whether the bullet should have stopped at Andre, or whether the problem lay further. Questions began developing over the club concerning many higher figures, the players and other aspects. Over our owner, Joe Lewis’ long term interest in the clubs success, as to us on the outside, it seems as though he’s more interested in keeping his grip on his money in his waning years, rather than push the boat out and invest.Furthermore, over Daniel Levy’s mentality to turn our club from an over…
  • Tottenham Transfer Rumours Round 3

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Despite completing the double signing of Michel Vorm and Ben Davies from Swansea only last week, media reports have swiftly moved on and began linking us to a number of different players. However, finally left backs across the globe are seemingly safe from our ‘grasps’. Morgan Schneiderlin:   Club: Southampton   Position: Defensive Midfielder   Estimated Price: £15 MillionWe’ve all got to feel a little for Southampton. Losing the complete core of their first team squad, including their captain, strong centre half, last season’s leading scorer and two…
  • Pochettino’s Tottenham- Underwhelming Efficiency

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    It’d be quite the understatement to suggest that Tottenham’s transfer movements have as far this summer been quiet underwhelming, with the only major dealings being players leaving the lane, as opposed to players coming in, however, this may well prove to be the most efficient summer in recent years.Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino begins to shape his Spurs side.It’s well known that we’ve needed a minor clear-out, with many players failing to live up to the hype that their names hold, looking specifically at players such as Gylfi Sigurdsson and Benoit Assou-Ekotto, as well as a certain…
  • The Tamed Beast

    6 Jun 2014 | 1:05 am
    After a less than impressive campaign, there aren’t too many players who fans would have a problem with leaving the club. Aside from the likes of Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris, whose performances have merited their popularity and support from the fans, there's one player, who seems to have all of our support, regardless of his performances on the pitch. Sandro.The self-proclaimed, ‘Beast’, joined Tottenham in March 2010 for around £8 Million from Internacional. He experienced a stop start couple of years at the plan, having to play second fiddle in the defensive midfield role…
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  • The Greatest Fictional Coach: Mickey Goldmill + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Tips For Sports Kids From A National Champion And Hall Of Famer – Kirk Mango is a former Division I National Champion, 3-Time All-American, 3-Time Hall of Fame Athlete, and was selected in 2009 as #8 on Northern Illinois University’s Top 50 Huskies of All-Time list. In high school, however, his coach told him he wouldn’t make it. He wasn’t willing to accept that evaluation… Continue Reading On » The Consequences of the Absent Dad –   The justifications for the absent dad may be plentiful, but so…

    Reginald Grigsby
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Nieman Lab’s predictions for journalism 2015, including some created by a bot – The Nieman Lab is running a series called “Predictions for Journalism 2015.” The Lab asked “some of the smartest people we know” to write about what they think will happen in the coming year, and their answers will keep appearing through the end of the week. As I write this, three dozen have been published… Continue Reading On » WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT IN SPORTS – ATHLETES – Winning is NOT what is…
  • “Billionaire trouble” heads PBS MediaShift’s top 10 media stories of 2014 + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:29 pm
    COLLEGE RECRUITING: THE TOP TEN “MUST DO’S” YOU NEED TO KNOW… – Top 10 Must Do’s For College Recruiting By Coach Wayne Mazzoni, NCAA Coach Since 1992   Choose The College First.  The fact is, more than a third of college freshmen athletes DO NOT play four years of their sport once in college.  There are a variety of reasons for this, but to pick a school from all those choices mostly for the sport/coach, if that college athletic career  does not work out, you will be quite unhappy… Continue Reading On » How to Raise Your Standards…
  • How Fun Should Youth Sports Be? + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    UVA professor Jane Friedman collects her favorite digital media tools for writers – Jane Friedman, who teaches digital publishing & media at the University of Virginia and offers lots of great advice for journalists on her blog, posted her favorite digital tools for 2014 Monday. You can subscribe to Electric Speed, Friedman’s monthly newsletter in which she “focuses on tools and resources for writers, usually digital media tools… Continue Reading On » How Fun Should Youth Sports Be? – Check out…
  • How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination – Well, there goes that golden piece of parental logic.  For years, we’ve been arguing, imploring and threatening our kids to get off their Xbox, PS4 or even Wiis (are those still around?) and get outside for some fresh air and reality.  It isn’t healthy, we argued, to sit in front of that TV and play video games for hours… Continue Reading On » ESPN’s Van Natta’s Sunday Long Reads: 10 great pieces curated weekly – Pretty soon…
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  • Kimber Montana 308 Review

    Mark Griffin
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    Kimber was the finest maker of brandishing rifles and guns, far superior to the American weapon creators of the brilliant age. Kimber utilized most current assembling engineering and grasped the most recent innovative work further bolstering their good fortune. The plant guaranteed exceptionally well gathering, fittings and impeccable completion of the weapon produced in that. They made no bargain with materials, gimmicks or, execution. Edge discharge rifles headed the way, emulated nearly by focus shoot rifles lastly guns. Shooters and seekers worldwide were pulled in by exemplary lines, the…
  • Prepare For Elk Hunting With Kimber Montana

    Mark Griffin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:58 am
    The Kimber Montana Rifle is the first very light weight generation rifle that joins excellent outline, hand completing and the preferences of a Mauser hook extractor for genuine controlled round sustaining and extracting. Precision is guaranteed by the match grade drum, chamber plus trigger, alongside column padding on all makes and glass padding on rifles for any kind of large game gauges. Relish The Challenge Of Hunting With The Kimber Montana Rifle This rifle is designed in such a way that even though it weighs merely 6 pounds, it is intended for the individuals who relish the test of…
  • Vortex Viper PST 4-16×50 ffp Review

    Mark Griffin
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
                    Vortex Viper PST 4-16×50 FFP review expresses that this Riflescope is a Precision Shooting Tactical Riflescope conceived from the forward-intuition building. The Viper PST 4-16×50 Riflescopes can be grouped with top-level Riflescopes, however with a moderate cost. Get the same execution and peculiarities strategic shooters request at a sensible cost. Pick up sufficient windage and rise conformity with this Vortex Riflescope. The Viper PST 4-16×50 FFP permits precise, quick dialing of shots with its matching reticle and…
  • Schmidt And Bender 10×42 Review

    Mark Griffin
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Schmidt and Bender Rifles Scope is a best optics organization situated in Germany. Their history starts in 1957 with the advancement and assembling of Riflescopes, for chasing by moonlight. From that point forward, they have concentrated only on planning and creating exceptionally premium detection systems that strategic marksmen and hunters depend to manage the most troublesome of lighting and natural conditions. Effective missions frequently rely on your capacity to ad lib-adjust-succeed. Consider the compelling investment funds, hindrances & hardships persisted towards achieving…
  • Semi-Automatic Shotgun Specially Designed For Combat

    Mark Griffin
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    The Benelli M4 Tactical Shotgun has truly earned the title – the first tactical shotgun. The Benelli M4 uses a semi-automatic operation first developed by the US Army Armaments Research called ARGO-Auto Regulating Gas Operated. Benelli’s version of ARGO utilizes only four parts, making it simple and extremely reliable. The Benelli M4 Tactical 11707 shotgun is a modular firearm, meaning the operator can easily replace various assemblies (Barrel, Butt stock & Forearm) without the use of tools. The US Marine Corps were looking for a shot gun that would match their requirement; Benelli…
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  • Horse Racing Tips: Reve Ready for Hat-trick

    Major Wager
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:34 am
    The usual pre-Christmas double-header brings us the Long Walk Hurdle and Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle from Ascot and the Tommy Whittle Chase from Haydock – and we’ve got horse racing tips for all the big races. Tommy Whittle Chase, Haydock, Saturday 2.05pm A trappy little 8-runner contest with course and distance winner Broadway Buffalo challenging for favouritism. The problem is that was a hurdle contest and this is a chase, and he’s prone to making a mistake at the wrong time. On the plus side his chase mark is 5lb lower than the mark he won the aforementioned hurdle race, and he must…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Ruby Can Rock Relkeel Opponents

    Major Wager
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    A treble-header of Class 1 races from Cheltenham on Saturday provides some great National Hunt action – and we’ve got horse racing tips for all three races. Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, Cheltenham, Saturday 2.00pm Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Caid Du Berlais has every chance of joining an elite list of horses by doubling-up here, though he’ll have to carry nearly top-weight to do so. The 5-year-old is certainly the only horse in the field with pretensions to be top-class at some point; however he may have to give second-best to Barrakilla, a horse who looks potentially better handicapped at…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Highland Can Lodge Becher Claim

    Major Wager
    6 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Something for all National Hunt enthusiasts this weekend with Grade 1 action from Sandown in the shape of the 2-mile Tingle Creek Chase and the Henry Vlll Novices Chase. Meanwhile Aintree stages the 25-runner Becher Chase Handicap run over the Grand National fences, and a supporting card which features last season’s top-rated novice chaser Holywell. Aintree 1.30, Saturday  The £78,000 first prize means there are likely to be plenty of well-handicapped horses that have been laid out for this, including the Martin Pipe duo of Our Father and The Package. However both of those have to carry…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Union Can Pay For The Day

    Major Wager
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:46 am
    A super weekend of National Hunt Racing as Newbury stages the Hennessy Gold Cup and Long Distance Hurdle, and Newcastle hosts some aspiring Champion Hurdlers in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle. Fairyhouse also stages a great card on Sunday with the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle and The Drinmore Novices Chase being the highlights – and we’ve got horse racing tips for all the big races. Newbury, Saturday 3.00pm Typically, the field for this year’s renewal of the Hennessy Gold Cup Chase brings together a mixed of established chasers and second season chasers who have more to prove but are more…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Harry Has The Staying Power In Betfair Chase

    Major Wager
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    There’s a fantastic double-header of jumps racing this weekend, with the Haydock card featuring a plethora of top-class horses that include Cue Card, Silviniaco Conti, Dynaste and The New One, whilst impressive Cheltenham Faugheen is the headline act at Ascot. The Coral Hurdle, Ascot, 2.40 Impressive Cheltenham Festival winner Faugheen is disputing favouritism for the 2015 Champion Hurdle, and it will be a big disappointment if he doesn’t continue his unbeaten run. However, at around 1/3, you’re hardly going to get rich backing him and trying to pick the forecast looks a better value…
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  • Liverpool vs Arsenal (Premier League, 21.12.2014)

    bookie punisher
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    Liverpool welcome Arsenal on Sunday in what is expected to be a mouthwatering clash between two struggling teams. Both sides have had terrible starts to their Premier League campaign, and haven’t been able to perform consistently up to this point. While the Gunners have been alternating excellent performances with painful horror shows, Brendan Rodgers’s men have been slumping for months, and now find themselves in the middle of the table, 21 points behind the leaders Chelsea -a far cry from last season’s amazing run. Arsenal are not doing any better by their own standards. The gunners…
  • Napoli vs Parma (Serie A, 18.12.2014)

    bookie punisher
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    If the Serie A rumor mill is based on any truth then the match against Parma is of maximum importance seeing as should Napoli lose, Rafa Benitez might be about to lose his job. Last season Napoli lost both matches against Parma with the same 1-0 score which is why they might want to take revenge on said fact. Parma are currently on the last place in the table with six points, seven points short of being safe from relegation. Napoli reside on the 7th place, same number of points with AC Milan, but two points behind the last Europa League place. After three consecutive draws, the hosts managed…
  • Paderborn vs Schalke 04 (Bundesliga, 17.12.2014)

    bookie punisher
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    Paderborn are the newly promoted Bundesliga side that impressed almost everyone as they positioned themselves on the 10th place even with a stream of mixed results. Against Schalke, Paderborn will go for the three points and a chance to overcome Hannover 96 in the table. Schalke have an extensive list on injuries, but they have looked rather solid in Bundesliga with a three man backline. They are currently on the 6th place with 23 points, one point short of the last Champions League place. The Royal Blues will rely on Choupo Moting and Huntelaar to bring the win in a time where it would be…
  • AS Monaco vs Olympique Marseille (Ligue 1 Recap, 14.12.2014)

    bookie punisher
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:43 am
    Result: -7 units, bet lost
  • AS Monaco vs Olympique Marseille (Ligue 1, 14.12.2014)

    bookie punisher
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Ligue 1 is due for another Clash of the Titans match as AS Monaco get ready to host the current leaders, Olympique de Marseille. The two teams are separated by 12 points in the table, with Marseille having 38 at the top, and Monaco 26 on the 7th. The visitors summed up three wins in the last four matches following the defeat against PSG, which is the same number as Monaco who lost against Rennes three matches ago. Monaco come from securing a last 16 place in Champions League after a 2-0 win over Zenit. The team have been struggling after Falcao and James Rodriguez moved to countries with a…
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    The Sports Journal

  • Are Woeful New York Knicks Too Bad for Their Own Good?

    Brian Sausa
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    Cole Aldrich #45 of the New York Knicks passes the ball against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The New York Knicks can’t win for losing. At least not for losing this much, anyway. The plan of action at MSG is a pretty simple one: endure this season, however bad it winds up and retool using the resources available at season’s end. It’s the only way Phil Jackson can go after taking over last March as president of basketball operations. Wait until the poisonous contracts come off the books and use the cap…
  • Why Fans of the New York Giants Should Feel Jolly

    John DeRosa
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants talks with Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins after their game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) For the New York Giants, 2014 has been another disappointing season. They will finish under .500 for the second straight time and miss the playoffs in three consecutive years, yet there is a lot to be thankful for if you are a fan of “Big Blue.” Here are some positives to remember while you’re sipping your eggnog and watching the Giants finish out the string. Odell Beckham Have the…
  • It’s All Downhill for Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Chris Molicki
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Tim Hardaway Jr. #5 of the New York Knicks goes up for a shot against the Cleveland at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Amid a season of extreme disappointment, the last thing Knicks fans want to hear is more bad news – especially if it’s long-term bad news. But I think it’s time to face the facts and come to an unfortunate realization. Tim Hardaway Jr. isn’t getting any better. When Hardaway Jr. first came out of school from Michigan, I believed he could be a decent scoring punch off the bench. He was a good shooter, particularly…
  • Why There is Still Hope For The New York Jets

    Vincent Latorraca
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Charles Johnson #12 of the Minnesota Vikings stiff arms Marcus Williams #22 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Disaster, joke, laughing stock of the league; the New York Jets have become too familiar with these terms over the past few years. This 2014 season has been a nightmare and thankfully for the Jets it’s coming to an end soon. Owner Woody Johnson came out last week and commented on Rex Ryan and his situation: “I’ve always thought he’s a very good coach. He’s an excellent…
  • Should The New York Knicks Abandon The Triangle?

    Aaron Jacobs
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    Carmelo Anthony #7 and Jose Calderon #3 of the New York Knicks celebrate during a game against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) We are a well into the second quarter of the NBA season and the New York Knicks are a franchise worst 5-21 with a brutal stretch of games upcoming. If rookie head coach Derek Fisher wants to last in the big apple he needs to stop running the triangle offense immediately and have this team start playing a quicker paced offense to prevent this team from completely turning on him. Phil Jackson…
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  • Laker Land; Closed for Renovations

    Justin Bradley
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
      Being a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, I usually have a general feeling of happiness about the NBA season and particularly about the beginning of the season. In years past the first quarter of the season was about how our new players would mesh, who would learn the triangle and who would become an important player in the rotation. I remember reading articles questioning how Kobe and Pau would bounce back after losing to the Celtics, if Ron Artest could replace Trevor Ariza and maintain championship form, and if the super team the Lakers assembled in 2012 could win 70 or more…
  • Jets Takeoff Week 3

    Joseph Marc
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    Gang Green squares off against yet another quality NFC North opponent on Monday Night. This time Da Bears coming off their amazing comeback victory against 49ers visit the Jets. The key matchup of this game is Da Bears offensive line keeping Jay Cutler off the ground. If he can stay clean, Cutler can tear apart the Jets young and battered secondary. The Jets have to take advantage of a weak Bears run defense. They also can not settle for field goals, the Jets must score touchdowns to win this game. Look for Da Bears to target tight end Martellus Bennett and running back Matt Forte in the…
  • Giants Gameday Week 3

    Joseph Marc
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    The Giants season is on the brink of disaster this Sunday, as they host the Houston Texans. Tom Coughlin’s bunch can not afford another 0-3 start to the season.   The Texans defense is a formidable group that can put pressure on the quarterback, led by the recent Powerball winner All-Pro J.J. Watt. He should have a clear path to the backfield against a patchwork offensive line.   Eli has to take advantage of the Texans secondary. If the Giants offensive line can keep Eli clean Manning can make plays in the passing game. The Giants defense have been stout against the run, and…
  • Gridiron Rundown Week Two ’14

    Joseph Marc
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    Embroiled in a national debate over a domestic abuse problem, the NFL rolled along to week two. Roger Goodell must be praying for Sundays to zip by as fans immerse themselves in the action instead of the growing off the field issues. Week two saw more of the craziness that week one brought as three prominent teams: Seahawks, Saints, Colts were upset in the waning moments of their games. The Packers, Eagles, and Bears also overcame multiple score deficits to win their games. The most talked about game after week two commenced was played in Lambeau Field as the Green Bay Packers rallied from an…
  • Gridiron Rundown Week One ’14

    Joseph Marc
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    This week’s Gridiron Rundown features NFL Kickoff Weekend. Yet again in what seems like a never ending, pulse pounding, opening slate of games. The week started off in what seems like the inevitable quest of a budding dynasty in the Emerald City as the defenseless Packers had their asses handed to them by the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. It’s too bad Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy can’t clone ten more Clay Matthews replace the sorry sack of players they currently have on defense. Sunday brought the chaos we all love, as…
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  • Skeptical Football: A Tale Of Two Quarterbacks Struggling Against The Buffalo Bills

    Benjamin Morris
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    There’s a bit of a schism in sports fandom. On one side there are those who want more and more statistical analysis (Hi, everybody!); on the other there are those who think stats are overused and blanch at how sabermetrics and analytics have changed what it means to be a good fan.But I have a theory about this latter group: In general, they’re not really anti-stats. Virtually every argument about sports on TV or online is made using stats of one sort or another.1 A typical exchange between talking heads includes one guy emphasizing one set of stats (“He throws a lot of touchdowns!”),…
  • Every NBA Team’s Chance Of Winning A Title By 2019

    Nate Silver
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    I can see Madison Square Garden from my Manhattan apartment. This year, the arena installed LED lights along the exterior columns of the building — blue, red and white for New York Rangers games; orange and blue for New York Knicks games. They outshine everything else along a drab stretch of Eighth Avenue. When the Knicks colors shine, I’m reminded that there’s a dreadful basketball team playing a few blocks from me.The Knicks are 5-22 on the year, on pace for their worst season in the not-exactly-glorious history of the franchise. But unlike a lot of bad teams, the Knicks are not…
  • NFL Week 16 Playoff Implications: When Things Start To Shake Out

    Mike Beuoy
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
     The Arizona Cardinals continue to get no respect. Despite an NFC best 11-3 record, Las Vegas has them as eight-point underdogs, at home, against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Similarly, our rankings, which are derived from point spreads, have the Cardinals pegged as just the 19th best team in the NFL. Their “generic points favored”16 is essentially zero.The Cardinals are, quite literally, average.Of course, this is largely a reflection of the Cardinals’ starting quarterback situation. Because of injuries to Carson Palmer and backup Drew Stanton, Arizona will start Ryan…
  • Decades Before Moneyball, The Dallas Cowboys Used Advanced Stats To Win Super Bowls

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    A. Salam Qureishi grew up in India and knew nothing about football — or America. And yet in the early 1960s, Qureishi, a computer programmer and statistician, helped the Dallas Cowboys overhaul their scouting system, replacing hunches with hard numbers.The result: five Super Bowl appearances and two titles. FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films present “The Cowboys and the Indian,” directed by Mark Polish. It’s the second film in our short series “Signals.” (Watch our first “Signals” film, “The Man vs. the Machine,” here.)
  • Do Concussions Lead To Suicide?

    Emily Oster
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    On Nov. 30, Kosta Karageorge, a defensive lineman for Ohio State, was found dead of a gunshot wound — an apparent suicide. His family cited his multiple sports-related concussions (Karageorge was also a wrestler) as contributing to confusion and depression that may have led to his death.If confirmed as a suicide, Karageorge’s death would be the latest in a series of suicides among current and former football players. As a result, players and advocates have increasingly linked depression and suicide to the long-term impact of repeat concussions. In recent years, the NFL has…
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  • Chrimmus Special

    Bobby Sugar
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Colorado @ Detroit -1.5 (+145)The wings have fallen victim to straight up bad luck lately. They have been out playing everyone but failing to bury when it matters. Tonight a much weaker Colorado team comes to town. I expect the Wings to put on a scoring clinic at home.Buffalo @ Boston (OVER 5 +105)Boston will probably win but the line sucks. Buffalo is good for a goal or two and Boston is good for 4-5 on their own. Philadelphia @ Winnipeg (-165)Philly is turning into just a flat out bad team this year. Their GM hates them, their players can't win games, and their goalies couldn't stop a…
  • Football Suckz NBA Picks!

    Bobby Sugar
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    LA Lakers (+7.5) @ Sacramento KingsBoogie or no Boogie, this team is going to shit. They have an idiot running the franchise who wants to trade for players like Deron Williams and Josh Smiff. Their coach never accomplished anything with Utah and isn't particularly liked by his players. Oh and their franchise player is just turning the corner when it comes to acting like an adult in public places. Combine these things and we're nearing a tipping point with this team. The Lakers on the other hand, suck. Kobe and Swaggy P are fun to watch, but the rest of this roster might as well be the…
  • NBA Friday locks

    Bobby Sugar
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    OKC (-6) vs LALStarting things off today with a little stinky high cheddar fastball that some 45 year old, 15 year Single A veteran is likely to throw on a Tuesday in Poughkeepsie! One of the rare times I actually advise taking the favorites, and this is only because KD has been ruled out tonight meaning this is the Russell Westbrook show. CHI (+6.5) vs MEMTwo teams known for their defense and you want to give one of them 6.5 points?? This line is easier than being a waiter at Chili's; it doesn't matter who is out of the lineup for the Bulls, they definitely cover this…
  • Back on the Prowl Pickz

    Bobby Sugar
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    After an extended absence due to a combination of garbage lines and general apathy towards writing (or being productive in general); your boy Bobby Catz is back to share early Christmas love with some solid NBA picks. Being laid out on the couch for a few days due to an illness, allowed me the opportunity to watch some games and get a pretty strong feel for how certain teams are playing, the following lines are based on that information.NOP (+4.5) vs. HOUThis one is more about the Rockets than it is about the Pelicans. I watched the Rockets play a tough Nuggets team through five quarters last…
  • Unsettling NBA picks

    Bobby Sugar
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    PHI (+5) vs. BOSAt first I thought this line was crazy (a common theme in today's pickz), but then I noticed the payout was -105! Meaning that Vegas actually expects this line to cover right?? And if I've said it once, I've said it a million times, Vegas knows their shit, the rest of us don't. Take the points.LAL (+5) vs. INDYThis line is a smidgen more sane than the one before. At least the Lakers are looking like a decent team these days, and the return of Swaggy P has been all smiles in Lakerland. But in the end you are taking a garbage defensive team on the road against a team that likes…
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  • NFL Games That Matter – Week 15

    Zach Trussel
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
      Broncos vs. Chargers The (10-3) Broncos are taking on the (8-5) Chargers. Why this game matters? Well if the Broncos want to have any hope in having home field advantage throughout the playoffs, this is a must win for them. As for the Chargers, if they want to stay in the playoff hunt in […] The post NFL Games That Matter – Week 15 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Dallas Cowboys Suck Memes – 2014 Season Edition

    Ian Leavens
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    The best Dallas Cowboys memes on the internet! These are some of the best Cowboys memes on the internet(unless your a Cowboys fan)! Despite the good season Dallas is having this year, these memes will bring a smile to your face. Besides, who doesn’t love making fun of Tony Romo. Share these with your friends(especially […] The post Dallas Cowboys Suck Memes – 2014 Season Edition appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • NHL Games to Watch: Week of 12/8/14 – 12/14/14

    Matt Webber
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    NHL Games of the Week: Week of 12/8/14 – 12/14/14   Monday December 8, 2015- Pittsburgh Penguins (18-6-2) at New York Rangers (11-10-4) Metropolitan Division leading Penguins will make their way into MSG in New York on Monday night to take on the fourth place Rangers. Pittsburgh will be led by their stars, Sidney Crosby […] The post NHL Games to Watch: Week of 12/8/14 – 12/14/14 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Champs & Chumps-2014 Sprint Cup Season

    Ian Leavens
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Who made out big this season and who has their work cut out for them next season This season was one of the best seasons in a very long time for NASCAR. There was tons of excitement and drama with the new Chase format, the performances of the Chevy teams and lack there-of with the […] The post Champs & Chumps-2014 Sprint Cup Season appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Fantasy Football-Week 14

    Ian Leavens
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    3 people you want to play and 3 you want to sit for the first week of the Fantasy Football playoff Play ‘Em Eddie Lacy(RB-GB): After last weeks mediocre performance against the Patriots where he ran for 98 yards on 21 carries. Lacy ranks 5th in the league among running backs since week 4, even […] The post Fantasy Football-Week 14 appeared first on Champs Nation.
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  • College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report’s Week 7

    Distinct Athlete
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Matt Slocum/Associated Press No one—or at least no one in their right mind—will dispute that Kentucky is the best team in college The post College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report’s Week 7 appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report’s Week 7

    Distinct Athlete
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Matt Slocum/Associated Press No one—or at least no one in their right mind—will dispute that Kentucky is the best team in college The post College Basketball Rankings 2014-15: Bleacher Report’s Week 7 appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Stephon Gilmore Injury: Updates on Bills Star’s Concussion and Return

    Distinct Athlete
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore suffered a concussion against the Oakland Raiders and will miss the remainder of the The post Stephon Gilmore Injury: Updates on Bills Star’s Concussion and Return appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Stephon Gilmore Injury: Updates on Bills Star’s Concussion and Return

    Distinct Athlete
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Dustin Bradford/Getty Images Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore suffered a concussion against the Oakland Raiders and will miss the remainder of the The post Stephon Gilmore Injury: Updates on Bills Star’s Concussion and Return appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors 12/21/14: Video Highlights and Recap

    Distinct Athlete
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:09 pm
    [embedded content] Share Tweet Looking to push their winning streak to six games, the Toronto Raptors took on the New York Knicks The post New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors 12/21/14: Video Highlights and Recap appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
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    Other League

  • Chaos in a Kings Uniform

    John Slaybaugh
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    The Sacramento Kings recently fired head coach Mike Malone, a move that surprised many. From the outside there seems to have been a certain level of distrust between Malone and the higher ups of the King’s organization. The General Manager Pete D’Alessandro didn’t have any part in hiring Malone (D’Alessandro was actually hired two weeks later) and the popular opinion is that Vivek Ranadive is a meddling owner that imposes too much on his staff. Moves like signing Royce White last season and talks of trading for Josh Smith this off season were opposed by Malone. Obviously…
  • Sacramento Kings Fire Mike Malone

    Alex Lowe
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    In what may be the biggest surprise of the young NBA season, the Sacramento Kings have fired coach Mike Malone. Despite a strong start to the season, the team had lost eight of their last ten, though a chunk of those games can be attributed to the illness of their superstar DeMarcus Cousins. The initial reports came from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. According to Wojnarowski, Malone was in jeopardy already, but the team’s quick start saved his job. Once they fell off that pace, ownership was ready to pull the trigger and pull it fast. Still, this is a shocking move, considering…
  • Who Needs A Preseason?

    Alex Lowe
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:43 pm
    This week, Alex and Colby dish on who their early all-star picks are, whether a shorter preseason is a good idea, and which teams Ray Allen would be a good fit for. The post Who Needs A Preseason? appeared first on Other League.
  • The State of the Chicago Cubs

    Jack Conness
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    After over a century of losing, the North Side of Chicago finally has something to be excited for. Over the past couple of seasons, Theo Epstein and Co. have been working to build the next powerhouse in baseball. While on the surface it may seem he hasn’t done much yet, a talented pool of prospects are on their way up to The Show. Players like Kris Bryant and Addison Russell lead that charge and now with some recent acquisitions, the Cubs are now even closer to contending. In the biggest signing of the offseason so far, the Cubs inked Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal with a…
  • Jon Lester Is Headed To The Cubs

    Alex Lowe
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    One of the biggest (if not the biggest) names of free agency has finally made his decision. Jon Lester will be taking the mound on the north-side of Chicago next year, pitching for the Cubs, pending a physical. The lefty hurler has reportedly agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal. He was in talks with at least Boston and San Fransisco, but in the end, Chicago was able to make the most attractive offer. This also reunites Lester with president Theo Epstein who was there when Lester first pitched for the Red Sox. This is a huge move for the Cubs, who may be converting from a terrible…
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  • Buffalo Bills Vs Green Bay Packers Week 15 Recap

    Michael Okun
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    With all of Bills fans feeling down from the last game where Kyle Orton was beyond awful, playoffs seemed to be over, but…The Green Bay Packers were in town and with Aaron Rodgers looking like the best quarterback that ever played, we knew this game was going to be special!Doug Marrone continued his Kyle Orton adoration and we would have to endure another week with this backup quarterback at our helm.The Game starts and Green Bay wins the toss and elects to receive.The fans are going crazy as this is the last home game and we cannot wait to see our defense against the league’s best…
  • Ottawa Senators @ Buffalo Sabres Preview

    Frank Wolf
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    First Niagara CenterBuffalo, NYMON 12/15/20147:00 PM (MSG-B, BELL Teams                     GF                    GA                    PP                           PK        Senators            2.52 (20th)       2.72 (18th)  …
  • I Miss Stevie Johnson

    Greg Pokriki
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    I miss Stevie Johnson. Yes, I said it. I miss the good and the bad: the touchdowns and antics. The under-shirts with encrypted messages, the 15-yard excessive celebration penalties, and the polarizing paradox between excuses and accountability. I miss it all. But more than anything, I miss the fire.Don’t get me wrong; I love this current Buffalo Bills team. They have, outside of the quarterback position, proven how tremendously talented they are, albeit often raw talent. But something it seems specifically the offense is so clearly lacking (other than points in red-zone trips) is a little…
  • The Incredible History of Buffalo in 5 Minutes

    Kevin Siskar
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    43 North has released an awesome new video chronicling the history of Buffalo. The video titled "Next Things Now: Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Buffalo" summarizes all that Buffalo has given to the world and as well as a hint of whats possible in the era of One Buffalo.  Check it out below: 
  • Numbers Never Lie? Sabres down Flames 4-3

    Bill O'Hare
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    The Buffalo Sabres are now 8-3 in their last eleven games.  They defeated the Calgary Flames Thursday night 4-3 although outshot 45-19.  Two weeks ago, writers everywhere pronounced this Sabres surge as merely a fad, something that won’t last into December.  Now December 11th, Buffalo has shown the same signs they did two weeks ago.  Outplayed, outshot, win.  Great goaltending has played a major role but there is something deeper to this streak.  Zemgus Girgensons spoke about the clubs different attitude after the game.“We care about each other here. …
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    T20 IPL INDIA 2015

  • Melbourne Stars Vs Hobart Hurricanes Prediction Live streaming

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:42 am
    Melbourne Stars Vs Hobart Hurricanes (MS vs HH) live score, preview, prediction and live streaming.KFC Big Bash league 2014-15 3rd match will be played between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes on 20dec 2014 at MCG, Melbourne. Live streaming of the  Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars match will enable you to watch it live on the internet. The match will start at 7:10pm according to the local time at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne Cricket Ground is a big ground and is hard to hit sixes there. Melbourne Stars is being captained by Cameron White and also has all rounders like…
  • Buy ICC World Cup Tickets Instantly Online (cwc)

    Atish home Chowdhury
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Buy ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Tickets Instantly Online at minimum price,also know the icc cwc 2015 ticket price. There is no doubt that the World Cup is the biggest Cricket event of all time. Teams from all across the world participate in the tournament to win this coveted cup. It is definitely a Herculean task for any team to reach on to the qualifying stage and then win the trophy. Obviously fans have to wait for four years to witness the cut throat Cricket contest once again. The very first aim of any spectator is to ensure that he gets the ICC World Cup Tickets for his favorite clashes.
  • IPL 2015 Retained Released Budget Players List

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    Welcome to the website giving you all the  updtaes on IPL 2015 including player transfer, player trades,retained and released. IPL 2015 teams are in process of picking their players.IPL 2015 player releases and trade has started. Players have also been retained for IPL 2015. The released players will feature for the auction for IPL 2015. According to an official release by the IPL secretary, a total of 123 players have been retained by the teams which include 79 Indian players and 44 foreign players. Also 5 Indian players have been traded which includen Unmukt Chand, Manvinder Bisla, Vinay…
  • KFC BBL T20 live streaming, score, prediction

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    KFC Big Bash League 2014 -15 KFC Big Bash T20League  (BBL)2014-2015 live streaming, score, prediction.KFC Big Bash is the Australian Domestic T20 Cricket Championship that was initially started in year 2011. The tournament gained too much of popularity among the crowd and turned out to a big league. This league features the city based franchises rather than the state teams. The top 2 teams of this cricket league makes it in to Champions League T20 tournament in which the domestic teams of different cricket playing nations compete with each other. The tournament is held in Australia and is…
  • {ipl*} Latest News on Pepsi IPL 8 2015

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:54 am
    Latest News on Pepsi IPL 8 2015.start date,prediction,auction,teams playings,streaming,broaddcast channels. Indian Premier League ( IPL ) is the domestic cricket tournament of India. It is a Twenty20 tournament in which teams of different city-based franchise take part. The domestic players, national players and international players are the part of teams in this tournament. The year is about to end and all the IPL fans are eagerly waiting for IPL 8 to start. The news related to IPL 8 start date, franchise changes, IPL 8 player auctions, IPL 8 schedule is coming around every day. If you…
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    Running Shoe Reviews

  • Airia One Shoe Review

    Endurance Sport
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Neutral Racer | 0-6 mm Drop | $190 Expert Review The Airia One Running shoe is a uniquely designed racing shoe out of Europe, only available online and in one specialty shop in the U.S., with a scientific design to improve speed at the tail-end of longer races. This shoe is the most innovative racing flat I have ever worn and with 8/10 testers seeing an improved race time, it could be the answer to your next PR. Out of the box Just looking at the box design and instructions included with this shoe, one can tell that the Airia Running team has a fine attention to detail. The long list of…
  • CurrexSole RunFree Review

    Endurance Sport
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Overview We at Endurance Sport were fortunate enough to test the currexSole line of running inserts this summer. The brand is known for its innovative products designed to aid the body’s natural biomechanics rather than forcing a particular movement pattern on athletes.  I was intrigued by the company’s offerings when the call came down the line, as I have been largely unimpressed with the inserts I have worn in the past.  I explained to our contact that I typically ran in fairly minimal shoes and didn’t have any particularly profound gait abnormalities. I supinate a bit on the left…
  • Kiplagat Steals Monaco in Deepest 1500m, Ever

    Endurance Sport
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Asbel Kiprop stunned by Silas Kiplagat in the deepest 1500m race, ever. 3 National Records, 7 under 3:30.  It was no secret that Asbel Kiprop’s world record attempt would take place this year in Monaco. With a 3:27 race in Monaco 1-year ago, and a sub 1:44 800m run just 2 weeks ago, the world watched in hopes of seeing the first 3:25 1500m. The field, together the greatest group of 1500m athletes ever assembled, had no problem latching on to Kiprop as he chased the untouchable 3:25.99 mark. In race that featured an opening lap of 54 seconds and 800 meters in 1:50 it was clear that we…
  • Topo (RR) Run Racer Review

    Endurance Sport
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Performance Neutral | 5.3 oz | 0 mm Heel-Toe | $130 Modeled after the Japanese Tabi sandal with a split-toe design, the Topo RR features a low-profile, zero-drop platform and responsive energy return. When training in the RR, you will notice the separated big toe a bit, but the sensation is not detrimental to performance. The ride is balanced, and allows the foot to make full contact with the ground at both slower and faster speeds. While not necessarily a “minimalist” shoe by purist definition, the RR allows for plenty of ground feel on both the road and packed dirt surfaces. Because of…
  • Tiger Tail Rolling Muscle Massager Review

    Endurance Sport
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Like many runners, from the hobby jogger to the elite, I spend numerous hours a week on tending to various knots and soreness in my legs. I owned various therapy devices, lacrosse balls, softballs, foam rollers, you name it I had it. The foam roller that I previously owned was too soft and at the time I was not looking to spend $70- $80 dollars on one of those fancy shmancy new foam rollers. So I got online and started reading about various other types of massage therapy and decided to purchase the Tiger Tail. Tender “knots” in the muscle can prevent full range of motion, while causing…
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    Royals Blue

  • A Blue Christmas

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
      It is almost Christmas in America's Heartland, and snow is officially on the ground.  Yet the topic of a majority of people's conversations is not about the Chief's up-coming game with the Pittsburg Steelers which has serious playoff implications.  It is not about College Bowl games or the new playoff series.  It is not even really about college basketball.  Rather the topic I hear on most radio talk shows, news print, and people talking is about the American League Champion Kansas City Royals, and their offseason moves. In years past I obviously…
  • Royals Add Pitcher Kris Medlen, DFA Giavotella

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Ken Rosenthal reported on Thursday that the Royals have agreed with right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen on a 2 year deal. The 29 year old Medlen has previously had 2 rounds of Tommy John surgery, and missed the 2014 season due to the most recent. He will earn $2 million in 2015, $5.5 million in 2016 and there is a $10 million mutual option for 2017 or a $1 million buyout making the deal worth $8.5 million guaranteed. There are large performance bonus' included in this deal as well, which could push the deal up an additional $10 million in the first 2 seasons. Medlen provides an…
  • Royals get Edinson Volquez, and you get my Thoughts!

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Last night the Kansas City Royals announced the signing of right handed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a 2 year $20 million deal.  Volquez will turn 32 this Summer and has been pitching in the big leagues since 2005.  Over that time he has posted a career 4.44 ERA, with a 1.454 WHIP and k/bb ratio of 1.8 .  In his career he has never gotten to the magical 200 inning mark GMDM said he was trying to find, but he has posted 170 innings or more 4 times.   So where are these thoughts I promised? First, Volquez had a pretty decent year last year (minus the N.L.
  • Royals Set Offense, Sign Alex Rios

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
      On Monday, the Royals went out and signed themselves a right fielder. Alex Rios has been a rumor the last couple of trade deadlines, and it seems Dayton Moore still had his eye stuck on him. Rios signed a 1 year deal worth $11 million. He will take over right field from recently departed Nori Aoki. There are two sides to this signing as Rios has displayed power in the past, hitting 17 or more home runs 6 times in his career. The caveat to that is the down season he had last year in which he only hit 4. He finished 2014 with a line of .260/.298/.394 and if he is to repeat that type of…
  • Royal Rewind: Re-watching the 2014 Wildcard Game

    Sarah Davis
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    It’s December, and my baseball withdrawals are in full swing. I was having a bit of anxiety, so I decided to re-watch the 2014 Wildcard game. Let’s go back, shall we? Royal Rewind: This was the game that Kansas City fans have dreamed of for a very, very long time. For the first time in 29 tedious years, there was finally new life in the Royals fan base. They fought so hard to get here, and by the end of the night, they’d either move on to the ALDS, or they’d go home. Naturally, both teams would have their aces on the mound. James Shields had an up and down regular…
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    The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine

  • 2014 Rose Bowl: Duck Hunting- Key to Florida State Victory Rests With Defense

    Matthew Wilder
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    The Rose Bowl between Florida State and Oregon features two electric offenses.  Jameis Winston and the defending national champion Seminoles will take The post 2014 Rose Bowl: Duck Hunting- Key to Florida State Victory Rests With Defense appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • Quick Shots Recap: Spurs Valiant Effort Falls Short, Lose 99-93

    Tammie May
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Dallas – Despite a strong showing by the short-handed San Antonio Spurs, a late rally sparked by the Dallas Mavericks’ Monta Ellis proved The post Quick Shots Recap: Spurs Valiant Effort Falls Short, Lose 99-93 appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • Arizona Wildcats Basketball: Are They Kentucky’s Worst Nightmare?

    Daniel James Gentile
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    With conference play on the horizon the Kentucky Wildcats might just be the nation’s strongest team. However, there is one team out The post Arizona Wildcats Basketball: Are They Kentucky’s Worst Nightmare? appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • NCAAB: Big Ten continues uninspiring play as Wolverines, Spartans lose.

    Zach Myles
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Big Ten conference was arguably the strongest conference in the country last season, sending three teams to the Elite Eight, one The post NCAAB: Big Ten continues uninspiring play as Wolverines, Spartans lose. appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • St.Vincent: Is Bill Murray A Dark Horse For Best Actor?

    Daniel James Gentile
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    With awards season is right around the corner, the Golden Globes and Academy Awards always bring out the year’s best films and The post St.Vincent: Is Bill Murray A Dark Horse For Best Actor? appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
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    Athslife » Athslife

  • Michael Johnson – Best 200/400 m Sprinter In History

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Michael Johnson – Best 200/400 m Sprinter In History   Michael Johnson is the most eminent figure in track and field athletics in 1990s. During his 11-year career, Michael Johnson was virtually unbeaten in 200 m and 400 m dashes, breaking several world records and establishing himself as the best sprinter in 200 m and 400 m races in athletics history. Michael Johnson – best Olympic athlete of the 1990s is a phrase that summarizes the American’s career, a record breaker that run faster than the scientific limits of his time. The American sprinter is considered one of the…
  • Manchester United – A Devilish Efficiency

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    Manchester United – A Devilish Efficiency   Manchester United seems to re-become a real force in Premier League. After the disastrous last season in which Man Utd did not manage to qualify in any European competition, Louis Van Gaal was brought in to save the sinking ship.  After 10 matches in Premier League Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United was lying on an incredible 1oth place. Fortunately, the fate favored the 63 years old Dutch manager and he managed to lead Man United to the podium (after six consecutive wins – 2 of them against Arsenal and Liverpool). The Red…
  • Sergio Aguero – A Blue Talisman

    8 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Sergio Aguero – A Blue Talisman   Sergio Aguero is one of the best strikers in the world and undoubtedly the main goalscorer for Manchester City. The 26 years old Argentinian was the most prolific striker of the team since his arrival on Etihad in 2011 (30 goals in 2011/2012 season; 17 goals – 2012/2013 season; 28 goals – 2013/2014 season; 19 goals so far in 2014/2015 season). Sergio Aguero seems unstoppable when fit, but his injury proneness prevents him from being the best player in the world.  Kun Aguero’s career is full of periods with amazing stats, followed…
  • 10 Tips For Running A Marathon

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    10 Tips For Running A Marathon   Since I have some personal experience regarding marathons, I prepared a list of 10 tips for running a marathon. I consider that these are the most import aspects that you should have in mind, when considering the challenge of participating in a 42.19 km race. Moreover, these 10 tips for running a marathon can make the difference whether you will finish the race or not. 1. Motivation and focus First and foremost, you need to stay focused on your objective (whichever that would be: finish the marathon, finish under 4 hours, under 3 hours). Motivation is the…
  • Andoni Zubizarreta – Fit For Barcelona’s Director of Football?

    1 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    Andoni Zubizarreta – Fit For Barcelona’s Director of Football?   Andoni Zubizarreta was named Barcelona’s Director of Football on 2 July 2010. He came to replace Txiki Begiristain, who joined Manchester City. After the successful Guardiola period, many experts questioned Barcelona’s transfer policy. But who must be blamed for the transfer policy: Rossel for not making funds available or Andoni Zubizarreta for making some poor deals? In his first year as Barcelona’s Director of Football, Andoni Zubizarreta signed Adriano and Javier Mascherano. Those 2 players…
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    True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training

  • Use a Two Golf Club Combination for Optimal Driving Performance

    True Sports Legacy
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Are you a golfer that automatically reaches for the driver as soon as you get to the tee on a par four or par five? It’s okay to admit it – you are certainly among the majority. However, you might be better served to employ a two-golf-club approach to your game off the tee. When […] The post Use a Two Golf Club Combination for Optimal Driving Performance appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • How To Improve Your Golf Tee Shot

    True Sports Legacy
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    Avoiding the Big Mistake Off the Golf Tee In many ways, the golf tee shot can be the most nerve-wracking shot that you will encounter on the golf course. Why is that? Because, since your tee shot is usually the longest shot you will hit on a hole, it also can with the most potential […] The post How To Improve Your Golf Tee Shot appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • Muay Thai Workouts

    True Sports Legacy
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    about muay thai advanced muay thai art of muay thai bag workout bag workouts muay thai beginner boxing training beginner fitness workout beginner kickboxing beginner kickboxing class beginner kickboxing workout beginner mma workout beginner muay thai beginner muay thai training beginner muay thai workout beginner strength workout beginners boxing training beginners boxing workout beginners fitness […] The post Muay Thai Workouts appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • Krav Maga Techniques

    True Sports Legacy
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:32 pm
    360 krav maga about krav maga absolute krav maga academy of self defense advanced krav maga aikido aikido self defense alain cohen krav maga albany krav maga atlanta krav maga austin krav maga austin self defense bas rutten krav maga bc krav maga become a krav maga instructor best krav maga best krav maga dvd […] The post Krav Maga Techniques appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • MMA For Beginners

    True Sports Legacy
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:33 pm
    12 week exercise program for beginners 12 week weight training program 12 week workout programs 12 weeks workout program 8 week workout routine about martial arts academy martial arts academy mma academy of mixed martial arts all about martial arts all the martial arts army mma shorts at home boxing training at home martial arts […] The post MMA For Beginners appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
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  • 2014 Sabah BJJ And Submission Grappling Open

    Ismail N
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    If you love any sort of grappling, then this event must surely have caught your attention. The annual Sabah BJJ and Submission grappling tournament, “Headhunters Challenge” was back for its fourth installment last week at City Mall Kota Kinabalu. I was there to witness some of the best in this sport and several upcoming talents. It was quite entertaining and yet intense competition. I bet many were satisfied and looking forward to the next installment. If you wish to participate, do ensure that you are well prepared. Those I saw were mostly really good and have good future in this…
  • The Best Goalkeeper In The World

    Ismail N
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
    Let’s be honest! Manchester United did poorly again in their match against Liverpool. Yet, Louis Van Gaal and his men walked away with a 3-0 win and is now enjoying six successive wins in a row. If Manchester United wins the Premier League this year, then David De Gea must be named as “Player of The Season“. That is of course, provided that he can continue with his current form, which is “Out of This World“. Currently the Spaniard is in a class of his own. Strikers will need to do something special to beat this guy. The picture below best describes De Gea…
  • A Bad Day

    Ismail N
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yesterday was a bad day for our national sports. After Nicol David & Co lost to England in the final of World Women’s Team Squash Championship, it was followed by a series of loses by our badminton, bowling and football teams. I had high hopes for them, especially for our women squash who, a day earlier, shocked top seeds and defending champions Egypt 2-0 in the semi-finals. But, England was just a bit better yesterday. Nonetheless, they still made us proud by finishing runners-up for the first time and put up a gallant fight against seven times champion. Meanwhile, in Abu Dhabi, our…
  • English Footballers Are Just Not Good Enough?

    Ismail N
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    There are 23 men short-listed for FIFA’s 2014 Ballon d’Or (Footballer of The Year). None of them are English. Does this mean that English footballers are just not good enough? Does that also explain the reason why the English team failed to get pass the group stages in 2014 World Cup final? Before you say anything, note that Spain also suffered the same fate in Brazil and yet three of their players are in the short list. Baffled? Don’t be… Just look at the 23 players selected(see below). Those are awesome players. Pic credit: What English Players Have Done…
  • Footballer Shot Dead

    Ismail N
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:31 pm
    I was still savouring the moment when Van Persie scored a last minute goal against Chelsea this morning to rescue a point for Manchester United when this news broke up. A footballer shot dead! Quite shocking and bewildering. This incident reportedly happened at Vosloorus, South of Johannesburg. South Africa’s goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa who played for Orlando Pirates was found dead at his girlfriend’s house. In a statement, the South African Police Service said two men had entered the house, around 20:00 (18:00 GMT), while a third man remained outside. All three fled after shots were…
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  • Phillies Rumors: Philly has discussed Wil Myers for Cole Hamels trade with Padres

    Clark Mitchell
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Phillies Rumors: Philly has discussed Wil Myers for Cole Hamels trade with PadresDec 21, 2014 The Philadelphia Phillies have been engaged with the San Diego Padres in trade discussions centered on lefty ace Cole Hamels, per Ryan Lawrence of Per Lawrence, “the Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source.” The San Diego Padres have been Major League Baseball’s busiest team this winter, completely overhauling their starting lineup with the acquisitions of…
  • Instant Reaction: Giants Hold Off Rams For 37-27 Victory

    Dustin Hawkins
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Instant Reaction: Giants Hold Off Rams For 37-27 VictoryDec 22, 2014 In a chippy game between two teams playing for nothing but pride, the Giants came out on top 37-27. Turning Point: The Rams had pulled within seven with 1:44 remaining in the third quarter, but on the very next drive, Eli Manning found Odell Beckham Jr. for an 80-yard bomb. The Rams were able to respond, but the 14-point advantage proved to be more than they could overcome. Giants MVP: This hasn’t been Eli Manning’s best season, but he was excellent today. Manning finished 25/32 for 391 yards, 3 TDs and no…
  • Capitals News: Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen still angry about Dan Bylsma firing in Pittsburgh

    Clark Mitchell
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Capitals News: Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen still angry about Dan Bylsma firing in PittsburghDec 22, 2014 Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen spent four years with the Pittsburgh Penguins before joining the Caps this offseason, and he’s still steaming over the way Pens management handled the dismissal of former Pens coach Dan Bylsma. “The organization can say whatever it wants, that it wasn’t sure what it wanted to do, all that stuff,” he said, via Josh Yohe of “But it was (bull). “It’s not like Dan (Bylsma) was a chump or something, but…
  • Wizards News: Martell Webster likely to make 2014-15 season debut this week

    Clark Mitchell
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Wizards News: Martell Webster likely to make 2014-15 season debut this weekDec 22, 2014 Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster spent nearly two hours on Saturday working on his shot and getting in drills as he closes in on his 2014-15 NBA season debut. As J. Michael of CSN Washington points out, “ reported on Dec. 11 that Webster, who had a third back surgery in the offseason and has yet to play in 2014-15, would be returning in less than two weeks from that date.” Webster did not return to the team for Sunday’s home clash against the Phoenix Suns, so…
  • Instant Reaction: Cowboys Torch Colts 42-7 Behind Tony Romo's Big Game

    Dustin Hawkins
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Instant Reaction: Cowboys Torch Colts 42-7 Behind Tony Romo's Big GameDec 22, 2014 Show of hands…who expected Matt Hasselbeck and Brandon Weeden to play out the fourth quarter after a one-sided first half? In a game where Tony Romo and the Cowboys finally looked like real contenders in December, the Colts lost some momentum in a meaningless, but discouraging game for Indianapolis. Turning Point: This game was effectively over at halftime, with Dallas taking a 28-0 lead into the break. Tony Romo’s fourth touchdown pass of the day (a 25-yard strike to TE Jason Witten) put the…
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  • Reading appoint Steve Clarke as manager

    Ross Perkins
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Reading have appointed former West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke as the club’s new manager on a two-and-a-half year deal, replacing the sacked Nigel Adkins. Clarke has been out of football for just over a year, after being relieved of his duties as West Brom manager following a difficult start to the 2013-14 season. The previous season, Clarke guided The Baggies to an eighth place finish in the Premier League, but chairman Jeremy Peace relieved the former Chelsea coach of his duties after Clarke won just four of his last 22 league games, going back to the final months of the 2012-13…
  • Michu could return to Prem

    Andrew Sinclair
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Spanish midfielder-cum-striker Michu could be set to return to the Premier League with Crystal Palace interested in the Swansea striker, according to the Daily Mail. Michu joined Swansea back in 2012 and scored 20 goals in his 52 Premier League appearances for the Swans, with 18 of those in the first season, but last year he was beset by injuries and reportedly wanted to leave the club following the departure of Michael Laudrup in February. He joined Napoli on loan at the start of this season but has only played five times for Rafael Benitez’s men this season and is currently recovering…
  • Ajax after Burnley star

    Andrew Sinclair
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    As per the Daily Mirror, Dutch giants Ajax are reportedly interested in signing Burnley striker Danny Ings at the end of the season. The former Bournemouth striker’s contract expires at the end of the season and therefore would be free to talk to other clubs in January, and the Dutch side, who currently sit second in the Eredivisie, are supposedly keen on snapping him up on a pre-contract agreement. It is believed that his goals this season for Burnley, where he has 4 in 13 league appearances, have piqued the interest of Ajax, with their Director of Football Marc Overmars of the opinion…
  • City boss admits side are looking for frontman

    Matt Farr
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he may sign a new striker in January, as reported by The Mirror. The Chilean-manager may be forced into the transfer market after Edin Dzeko joined both Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic on the injury-list. Pellegrini does have one striker left in 18-year-old Jose Angel Pozo, but his inexperience may prove to be an issue for City. Dzeko’s injury in the pre-match warm-up against Leicester on Saturday handed Pozo his first start for the club, and he is set to make many more in the run-up to January. Targets Although they will be looking from…
  • City star to extend stay in England

    James McCrae
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Manchester City look set to extend former Chelsea star Frank Lampard’s loan with them until March. The Mirror writes that Lampard is signed to the reigning champions sister side New York City but had been playing on loan at the North West based club whilst he waited for the new MLS season to start with the newly created side. It is believed that Manuel Pellegrini is now keen to keep Lampard until the end of March to take advantage of his experience in the Champions League, with City now in the knockout stages of the competition. Available Such a move would mean Lampard would be unable to…
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  • Premier League Football Week 11 Preview & Betting Tips

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Cookie shares with us his selections for the weekends Premier League football, and had you have been following his selections this season you would be looking at a healthy 17% profit on your investment thus far! Great tipping.Liverpool v Chelsea Chelsea are rightly at the top of the table, and are looking the best team in the league, Liverpool however are looking a poor version of themselves from last season. But I think the pricing on this game reflects that too drastically. Its hard to justify Chelsea being around a 11/10 shot to go and win at Anfield against a Liverpool team that rested…
  • Premier League Football Week 8 Preview & Betting Tips

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    More winners again last week, after the international football break we get going again with some interesting fixtures and some equally interesting football betting tips from Game of Odds blogger and resident tipster, Cookie.Manchester City v Tottenham This matchup has recently brought us a lot of goals, 30 goals in the last 6, and should make for an interesting early kick off for the Premier League. The goals have been a little one-sided also with City scoring 22 of these 30. Throw into the mix that Spurs have injury questions over keeper Lloris and top scorer Chadli and you wonder if this…
  • Premier League Week 7 Preview & Betting Tips

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Our resident tipster Cookie is showing good profit in the Premier League so far with his football betting tips. Read on to find out this week's suggested winners. And remember to sign up to Game of Odds if you haven't already to put your football knowledge and predictions to the test!Hull v Crystal Palace Hull have looked an interesting side to watch, and they have got a decent enough set of players there, but something isn’t quite going right for them of late. They have won just one of their last 11 premier league matches since the FA Cup semi-final win last April (losing 6 along the…
  • Championship Week 6 Preview & Betting Tips

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Cookie took profit on both last weekend and this week’s midweek fixtures in the Championship, and he’s convinced about a few games with big plays this weekend. Cookie has a bigger stake available this weekend due to midweek winners - so is staking approx £12,000 this weekendWatford v Bournemouth I’ve been quite sweet about the chances of Bournemouth in their last two games, and they have let me down on both occasions, and this is very much a case of twice bitten thrice shy for me. Watford are without Troy Deeney and Fernando Foresieri, so are missing options up front (those two…
  • Premier League Week 5 Preview & Betting Tips

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Last weekend’s results saw over a 10% profit on advised stakes in the Premier League and with the season running well into profit, what does Cookie have up his sleeve this week for you lucky punters?QPR v Stoke Whilst I understand each team has a quota that live television has to meet, it does seem that rather a lot of them are coming early in the season. And this weekend’s early live match in the premier league brings us a stinker in QPR vs Stoke. There isn’t much to get excited about here, and especially if you are a QPR fan, they have been conceding goals in chunks and…
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  • College Football Bowl Game Previews, Recaps, and Predictions: Andy Calls His Bowl Season Shots

    Andy Coffaro
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    If the Pandora playlist on loop at your local mall is to be believed, this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for me, December means the beginning of the end for college football. Hardly something to be celebrated.So before I curl up in the fetal position and weep with sorrow until next fall, why don’t we take a quick look at a few coaching hirings, some rumors, and call a few college football bowl game shots. I’ve provided a brief recap of Saturday’s action as well.Let’s call some shots!Head Coaching Carousel UpdateLast week I made…
  • Ferris State QB Jason Vander Laan Awarded the Harlon Hill Trophy

    Andy Coffaro
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    On Friday, Ferris State junior quarterback Jason Vander Laan was awarded with the Harlon Hill Trophy, the award given annually to the Division II Football Player of the Year.It was the fourth closest voting margin in the 29-year history of the award. Vander Laan received 152 total points, edging out Henderson State signal called Kevin Rodgers by just eight votes. Lake Erie running back Anthony Bilal finished third with 61 points.Vander Laan was responsible for more points (300) and points responsible per game (25) than any other player in D2 this season. He was the number one rushing QB…
  • The Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves Are Your D2 Football Champions

    Max Irving
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Colorado State-Pueblo’s national title is, in itself, an impressive feat.The fact that CSU-Pueblo didn’t even have a football program seven years ago serves to make it that much more special.Complemented by a dominant defensive performance, quarterback Chris Bonner and running back Cam McDondle lifted the BR-6 ThunderWolves to a 13-0 victory over BR-1 Minnesota State-Mankato in the D2 national championship on Saturday. It was the first D2 football championship shutout since Northern Colorado beat New Haven 51-0 for the 1997 title.Bonner threw for 191 yards and a touchdown. McDondle…
  • FCS Semifinal Recap: Illinois State Comes Back to Beat New Hampshire and Advance to the Title Game

    Max Irving
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    Better late than never.Trailing 18-6 early in the final quarter, Illinois State was able to turn the tables and upend BR-2 New Hampshire 21-18 in the FCS semifinals Saturday.With the victory, the BR-3 Redbirds punch their ticket to the first national title game in program history. For the Wildcats, it’s the second straight year they have lost in the semifinals and the 11th straight season they’ve been knocked out of the playoffs before the championship.Illinois State started slow. They only managed a pair of field goals through the first three quarters while the Wildcats…
  • FCS Semifinal Recap: North Dakota State Rolls Sam Houston State On John Crockett’s Big Day

    Andy Coffaro
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    BR-1 North Dakota State will return to the FCS National Championship game for the fourth consecutive year after a dominating 35-3 FCS Semifinal win overBR-8 Sam Houston State Saturday.The Bison bounced the Bearkats from the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons thanks in large part to John Crockett’s 166 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Quarterback Carson Wentz was sharp as well, going 13-for-19 for 179 yards and one TD.Crockett’s big game came on the heels of last week’s school playoff record 227 yards. He gained only 27 yards in the…
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  • Fantasy Premier League Tips: Strikers for Gameweek 17

    Melvin Fanxt
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    FanXT provides its fantasy Premier League Tips for Gameweek 17 The post Fantasy Premier League Tips: Strikers for Gameweek 17 appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • 5 Things to Look Out For Ahead of Liverpool vs Arsenal

    Datti Jinkiri
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:12 am
    Liverpool and Arsenal will meet in a vital Premier League match at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. These two underachieving sides will be looking to pick up three points and hopefully continue their winning ways.... The post 5 Things to Look Out For Ahead of Liverpool vs Arsenal appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • Premier League Predictions – Week 17

    Nick Parr
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:53 am
    We enter the festive period of fixtures, with most sides playing four games in the space of 12 days. It is a gruelling task that is not replicated in any footballing nation on the globe... The post Premier League Predictions – Week 17 appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • Talk of Manchester United winning the title nothing more than a pipe dream

    Ayo Isaiah
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Six consecutive Premier League wins for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal has turned things around for the Red Devils propelling them up to third and seemingly placing United in the mix for a... The post Talk of Manchester United winning the title nothing more than a pipe dream appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • Southampton’s slump continues, but there’s still reason for optimism

    Adam Dennehey
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:58 pm
    EPL expert Adam Dennehey believes Southampton do not need to alter their approach to survive this testing period The post Southampton’s slump continues, but there’s still reason for optimism appeared first on Voomfootball.
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  • Photos:Nigerian Troops Capture Scene Of Boko Haram Firefighters In Borno State

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    Here are the photos of scene of Boko haram firefighters captured by Nigerian troops.More photos below....
  • Photo:Obasanjo Drinking Garri

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    Nothing person no go see for this world. Imagine former President Olusegun Obasanjo drinking garri
  • Photos:General Buhari Dressed In Suit

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    Incredible!I was thinking General Buhari is all about Kaftan/Agbada. So surprise to see him in suit. He looks good right?
  • Wizkid:There Is No Wedding Card On My Table,I am A Normal Guy Trying To Mingle

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    Wizkid has revealed that he is not ready for marriage now.   He also said he has been investing his money judiciously contrary to what the general public think and charges for collabos but does not not pay for collabos because he is very confident of himself and also reveals his album with Chris Brown will soon be out. Read he what told He told the Nation Talking below... About investment, where are you sinking your money? Properties and jewellery… I don’t spend money on stupid things. I just try as much as possible to do me. I’m a grown man. I have problems too. I…
  • Lady Who Spends Night With Wizkid Mocks Wizkid's Babymama Tania Omotayo

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:07 pm
    A woman who refuses to reveal her identity said she is currently having an affair with Wizkid.   According to the email she sent to BN ,she has been sleeping with Wizkid at Eko Hotel and Wizkid has been lavishing her with gifts.She also mocked Wizkid's Babymama Tania Omotayo.She also attached some of the pictures of Wizkid's Rolex,Porsche and Laptop etc which she snapped when she spent  night with Wizkid. Read the woman's account below... ‘I’ve been seeing wizkid for a long time. He always invites me to Lagos.We had an adventurous night at eko hotel. Very…
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  • Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata ISL Final : Preview , Prediction and Live Streaming.

    ISL Official
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata ISL Final : Preview , Prediction and Live Streaming. Kerala Blasters edged Chennaiyin FC in their semi-final encounter 4-3 on aggregate, while Atletico de Kolkata scraped past Zico’s FC Goa on penalties. While Kerala Blasters were not favorites for some to enter the Indian Super League final, Atletico de Kolkata were always dubbed as favorites to win the inaugural title. Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata ISL Final : Preview , Prediction and Live Streaming. Venue and Kick-off : The D.Y Patil Stadium, situated in Mumbai, will play hosts to the…
  • ISL Semi Finals Leg 2 : Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters : PReview , Prediction And Live Streaming.

    ISL Official
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    ISL Semi Finals Leg 2 : Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters : PReview , Prediction And Live Streaming. It was Chennaiyin FC who laid the ground for Kerala Blasters’ phenomenal transformation from underdogs to top dogs and the hosts now have their task cut out as they seek to overturn a 0-3 deficit in the second leg semi-final of the Indian Super League football here on Tuesday. ISL Semi Finals Leg 2 : Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters : PReview , Prediction And Live Streaming. Table toppers in the group stage, Chennaiyin FC had been humbled 3-0 by the Sachin Tendulkar-owned Kerala Blasters…
  • Semi Final Leg 1 : Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa :Preview| Prediction| Live Streaming.

    ISL Official
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Semi Final Leg 1 : Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa :Preview| Prediction| Live Streaming. The Sourav Ganguly co-owned side need to be at their best if they want to get a positive result against Zico’s FC Goa… An injury-ridden Atletico de Kolkata side will host FC Goa in the first leg of an Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final on Sunday at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The home side have been hit hard by a number of injuries, with star striker Fikru Tefera being the latest entrant to the ever increasing list. Semi Final Leg 1 : Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa :Preview| Prediction|…
  • Semi Final Leg 1 : Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC | Preview | Prediction| Live Streaming.

    ISL Official
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    Semi Final Leg 1 : Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC | Preview | Prediction| Live Streaming. An explosive South Indian Derby awaits with Kerala Blasters attempting to avenge their losses over away side as they host first leg of first semi-final… Hosts Kerala Blasters FC will be hoping to make maximum use of their home advantage when they take on Chennaiyin FC in the opening leg of the first semifinal of the Indian Super league (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. Semi Final Leg 1 : Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC | Preview | Prediction| Live Streaming. But Kerala Blasters…
  • Four teams qualify for Semi Finals of Indian Super League.

    ISL Official
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    Four teams qualify for Semi Finals of Indian Super League. After 56 league games in the Indian Super League, the tournament has finally reached the semi-final stage with four teams to battle it out for a place in the final on 20 December. The four teams that have reached the knockout stage are Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC. Four teams qualify for Semi Finals of Indian Super League. Chennaiyin were the first team to seal their place and topped the table with 23 points from 14 games. Goa finished second after the 1-1 draw in their final game against Kolkata.
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  • Kerala Blasters VS Atletico Kolkata Final Match Live Streaming, Prediction, Preview

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Kerala Blasters VS Atletico Kolkata Prediction Tomorrow the biggest match of first season of Hero Indian Super League which is going to be played in between two topmost teams of the ISL. This final match will be played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai Kerala Blasters VS Atletico Kolkata Prediction. Both Kerala Blasters and Atletico Kolkata team have prepared well for the finals and they don’t want to miss the chance to win the first title of the Hero Indian Super League. So if you have planned something for tomorrow then just postponed it because the biggest match of the Indian Super…
  • FC Goa VS Atletico de Kolkata Live Streaming, Score, Prediction, Highlights

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    FC Goa VS Atletico de Kolkata Prediction Last but one of the most important match off Indian Super league will be played today in between FC Goa VS Atletico de Kolkata at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa FC Goa VS Atletico de Kolkata Prediction. From the point of view of both the teams the match is very important to qualify for the semi-finals because the further journey of both the teams will be decided from this match. The team which will win this match will qualify for the Finals of Indian Super league. Last match between these two teams was draw so this is must win game for both…
  • NorthEast United VS Delhi Dynamos FC {Match 40} Prediction 2014

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    NorthEast United VS Delhi Dynamos FC {Match 40} Prediction 2014: The Hero Indian Super League Match was started on October 12th, 2014. The Indian Super League 40th Match is played between NorthEast United VS Delhi Dynamos FC. The ISL football tournament was started with Indian Super League Opening Ceremony. In Hero India Super League total 8 teams are take part in it, all Indian Super League teams are Mumbai City FC, North East United, Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters FC, FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos Fc. If you are searching for NorthEast United VS Delhi Dynamos FC ISL Match Prediction then…
  • Mumbai City FC VS Chennaiyin FC {Match 39} Prediction 2014

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    Mumbai City FC VS Chennaiyin FC {Match 39} Prediction 2014: The Hero Indian Super League Match was started on October 12th, 2014. The Indian Super League 39th Match is played between Mumbai City FC VS Chennaiyin FC. The ISL football tournament was started with Indian Super League Opening Ceremony. In Hero India Super League total 8 teams are take part in it, all Indian Super League teams are Mumbai City FC, North East United, Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters FC, FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos Fc. If you are searching for Mumbai City FC VS Chennaiyin FC ISL Match Prediction then you are at the…
  • FC Goa VS FC Pune City {Match 38} Prediction 2014

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    FC Goa VS FC Pune City {Match 38} Prediction 2014: The Hero Indian Super League Match was started on October 12th, 2014. The Indian Super League 38th Match is played between FC Goa VS FC Pune City. The ISL football tournament was started with Indian Super League Opening Ceremony. In Hero India Super League total 8 teams are take part in it, all Indian Super League teams are Mumbai City FC, North East United, Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters FC, FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos Fc. If you are searching for FC Goa VS FC Pune City ISL Match Prediction then you are at the right place to get. This ISL…
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  • Game 31: Carolina still isn’t good, make it six in a row

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The New York Rangers are back home tonight, taking on the Carolina Hurricanes in the second game of their home-and-home. The Rangers eked out a shootout win last night in Raleigh, extending their winning streak to five games. Before their 4-1 win over Toronto the other day, Carolina had lost six in a row. They are a […] The post Game 31: Carolina still isn’t good, make it six in a row appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Rangers Holiday Wish List

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
      If you live anywhere near New York City, you know the holidays are in full swing. Traffic is at an all time high, the sidewalks are especially difficult to navigate and Rangers tickets are astronomically high for teams that aren’t very good. Also, there are pretty awesome displays, lights and huge trees everywhere. It’s […] The post Rangers Holiday Wish List appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Rangers come from behind in Carolina, make it five in a row

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    I wasn’t able to watch last night’s game, but the Rangers came from behind twice in the third period before beating Carolina in the shootout. The win gave the Rangers five in a row. I did watch the highlights, and the first Carolina goal came off a bad pass from Kevin Hayes. The first Ranger […] The post Rangers come from behind in Carolina, make it five in a row appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Game 30: Carolina isn’t good, make it five in a row

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The New York Rangers are back on the east coast tonight, taking on the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh. The Rangers swept their three-game trip out west, extending their winning streak to four games. Before their 4-1 win over Toronto the other day, Carolina had lost six in a row. They are a bottom-feeder in the […] The post Game 30: Carolina isn’t good, make it five in a row appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • BSB FanDuel: 12/20 (7pm games and later only)

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Here is the info for today’s FanDuel league: Sign up here, the league link is here. For those unfamiliar, you are given $55,000 to construct a team of 2 LW, 2 RW, 2 C, 2 D, and 1 G. High fantasy points per game (FPG) with low cost is a good way to go, but […] The post BSB FanDuel: 12/20 (7pm games and later only) appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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  • Raptors siegen weiter

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Kyle Lowry (r.) wurde 2006 von den Memphis Grizzlies gedraftet(Copyright: getty) Die Toronto Raptors bleiben weiter das Team der Stunde in der NBA. Die Kanadier bezwangen die New York Knicks vor heimischem Publikum mit 118:108 und feierten damit bereits den sechsten Sieg in Folge. Bester Werfer der Gastgeber war wieder einmal Point Guard Kyle Lowry, der am Ende auf 22 Punkte kam und mit neun Assists nur knapp ein Double-Double verpasste. Auch 28 Punkte von Superstar Carmelo Anthony halfen New York nicht, insbesondere die starke Dreierquote der Raptors von über 42 Prozent brach den Gästen…
  • NFL: MNG Week 16: Brechen die Bengals den Fluch?

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Cincinnati Bengals (9-4-1) – Denver Broncos (11-3) (Di., 2.30 Uhr) Nach Cincinnatis souveränem 30:0 über die Cleveland Browns und Johnny Manziel steht für das Team von Coach Marvin Lewis am Montagabend eine ungleich schwierigere Prüfung bevor. Die Bengals konnten in dieser Saison bei zwei Versuchen noch keinen Primetime-Sieg einfahren, dabei gelangen ihnen insgesamt nur 20 Punkte. Auch die Statistik gegen den kommenden Gegner Denver liest sich verheerend: 13 der letzten 15 Vergleiche gingen an den zweimaligen Super-Bowl-Sieger aus Colorado. Cincinnatis Komplex Außerdem ist da noch…
  • Steckt Pjöngjang hinter Sony-Hack?: Nordkorea droht mit “Reaktionskrieg”

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Politik Die Plakate von “The Interview” werden wieder abgehangen – der Film kommt zumindest vorerst nicht in die Kinos.(Foto: AP) Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2014 Im Streit um den Hackerangriff auf Sony Pictures verschärft Nordkorea den Tonfall. Das Land droht den USA einen “ultra-harten Reaktionskrieg” an. US-Präsident Obama denkt derweil über Strafen für Pjöngjang nach. Und die Hacker verhöhnen das FBI. Im Streit um die Cyber-Attacke gegen das Filmstudio Sony Pictures hat das kommunistische Regime Nordkoreas seinen Ton gegenüber den USA verschärft. Die…
  • Wie entgeht Dortmund dem Absturz?

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Druckansicht Jetzt Drucken Abbrechen Borussia Dortmund überwintert als Vorletzter. Kann Trainer Jürgen Klopp den Abstieg abwenden? SPORT1 spielt die Möglichkeiten durch. Jürgen Klopp führt den BVB zu zwei Meisterschaften und einem Pokalsieg. ZUM DURCHKLICKEN: Die Bilder des 17. Spieltags(Copyright: getty) Von Holger Luhmann München – Nur Roman Bürki und Joselu hat es Borussia Dortmund nach dem 2:2 zwischen Freiburg und Hannover zu verdanken, nicht als Tabellenletzter der Bundesliga überwintern zu müssen. Dortmund bleibt auf Platz 17 vor Freiburg – allerdings nur aufgrunde…
  • NBA: Kanadische Flugshow zu viel für Melo

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Die Raptors führten nahezu die komplette erste Halbzeit über, zwischenzeitlich waren sie im zweiten Viertel sogar schon mit 17 Punkten vorne. Allerdings brachte ein 15:6-Run die Knicks kurz vor der Pause zurück ins Geschäft. Kurz nach der Pause erwies Samuel Dalembert seinem Team mit einem Flagrant-2 allerdings einen Bärendienst – und danach blickte Toronto nicht mehr zurück. Schnell wurde die Führung wieder zweistellig, am Ende wurde es nicht mehr knapp. Bester Mann auf Seiten des besten Teams im Osten war einmal mehr Kyle Lowry. Der Point Guard war nicht nur als Scorer…
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  • Real Madrid- World's best

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    The champions of Europe came out top as expected, as Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale powered them to Real Madrid's fourth Club World Cup. The European giants managed to leave Morocco without any problems at all.Real Madrid [Image from flickr by Global Panorama]Keeping two clean sheets and scoring six goals from open play. The rhythm, synchrony, and flamboyance were visible throughout the tournament. Carlo Ancelotti may have just become the greatest coach of all time, as he joined Pep Guardiola and Carlos Bianchi in winning two different Club World Cup titles with two different sides.Credit to…
  • Winter break Champions

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    The European leagues wrapped up the final matches of their first half of the season. Some powerful displays saw Barcelona thrash Cordoba, Bayern edged an impressive Mainz to go 14 clear in Germany. The Serie A saw a clash of two giants as AS Roma faced AC Milan in a stale draw. The result had no effect at the top as Juventus was top with fixtures resuming a week into the New Year. Paris St Germain failed to win at home against Montpelier which left Marseille top going into the winter break. Barcelona vs Paris Saint Germain – Champions League 2014 – 2015 [Image from flickr by Ver en…
  • City join Chelsea as Hull continue spiral

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Crystal Palace were left regretting their missed opportunities and lapses in concentration as a rampant City put three past them. Yaya Toure was the heart of the home side's dominance as he nailed the final nail in the visitors’ coffin. David Silva scored two goals, one assisted by Man of the Match Pablo Zabaleta who was sublime. Palace sitting back to defend, allowed the Argentine to push forward frequently. He could have grabbed a couple but was not clinical in front of goal.Manchester City 3-0 Crystal PalaceSharing the top spot with Chelsea, Man City and back at their best. .The…
  • ICC World Cup 2015 : England announces their 15 member squad, Eoin Morgan to captain, Cook sacked

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Dec 20, 2014England have become the first team to announce their 15 member squad for the ICC World cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015.Eoin Morgan to Captain England in World Cup 2015 [Image from flickr by ASHISH1987]The biggest omissions from the squad are that of Test captain Alastair Cook, allrounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler Harry Gurney. Middle order batsman Gary Ballance makes his return to the side after being dropped for the Sri Lanka ODI series.The bowling becomes more potent with the inclusion of Stuart Broad and James Anderson, both who were injured from their…
  • India vs Australia 2014-15: India may go down to number seven in Test rankings if they lose the series by 3-0

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    View image | gettyimages.comDec 20, 2014 Today, India lost the second test to Australia by 4 wickets in the on going Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2014-15. This means that India still stays at number six in the ICC Test team rankings. It is hard to believe that a team that was number one  in 2011, has fallen so low in the rankings despite series whitewash against Australia at home and wins against New Zealand at home.The major culprit to the Indian team's loss in ranking has been the continuous defeats in the away tests. India lost tests in South Africa, Australia, England, New Zealand in…
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  • Ervin Santana Newest Member of Twins’ Crowded, Mediocre Rotation

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins made their one move of the Winter Meetings, reaching an agreement with Ervin Santana on a four-year, $55 million deal that features a vesting option that goes into effect if Santana tosses 200 innings in 2018, which would make the deal worth $68 million. It’s the biggest free agent deal in Twins’ history, which says a lot. It’s a smidge bigger than what Ryan gave Ricky Nolasco this time last year, which says even more. Terry Ryan doesn’t dip his toe into the free agent market very often, and when he does, it’s just a toe. No…
  • Dirty Limericks

    8 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The neighbor might think I’m a sicko, Cause I told him where I stuck my dicko. But he can suck it in hell. Ha ha, he’s a fell- a who knows I just ain’t gettin no lick-o. Every 37 minutes I puff On the Alpha Blue strain of the stuff. 15 spliffs to go Then I won’t smoke no mo Till I get a new job or a muff.
  • Minnesota Twins are Worse with Torii Hunter

    3 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Minnesota Twins’ GM Terry Ryan is putting his neck out, again, signing Torii Hunter to a $10.5 million, one-year deal. Frankly, this Twins reunion shit is getting old – literally. Hunter will be 39 years old next year, is the worst defensive right fielder in the game, and will be severely overpaid. He should be making low-end DH money, yet he’s being paid ten times more than any outfielder the Twins have, despite being worse than any outfielder the Twins have (I think Arcia will hit much better than Hunter in 2015). Surprising, right? Not if you’re a Twins fan. As a fan…
  • Fear of G20 and Loathing the Press

    Dr. Jimmy Wall
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    It is the day before the G20 Summit kicks off in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia). The temperature is expected to peak at 40ºC (104ºF) both on Saturday and Sunday. Throw tropical humidity in the mix and you know it will be unbearable. Of course, that is the least of the worries for most people, especially police, protesters and civil liberties groups. Because no one wants a rerun of what happened at the G20 Summit in Toronto (Canada) in 2010, where police used kettling on protesters, and it was rumoured that police also instigated the protesters so they could practice for what they had been…
  • New Mobile Healthcare Applications will Save Americans Time, Money

    13 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    According to a 2013 survey conducted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, 43% of American physicians use mobile health technology for clinical purposes. That number is bound to increase dramatically thanks to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently approving new services to be covered in 2015, including mental health services. Still, due to the limited number of mobile health services covered by American health insurance companies, the majority and most popular mobile health applications are designed to provide preventative care. That’s not a bad place to start…
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  • Here’s to a different 2014. And even happier 2015

    Emanuele Venturoli
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    It’s that time of the year again. And with the festive season coming, there’s a lot of christmas-tree-building, present-wrapping, late-minute-shopping, dinner-planning to do. Oh, Christmas, you are one rushy and chaotic holiday. However, as the lights dim out and the family sleeps merrily after a late-night Disney cartoon bonanza, it is not infrequent to start thinking about the year drawing to a close, and the upcoming one. Yes, it’s that time of the year again. So, here’s to what has been in 2014, and to what will be in 2015. It has been a tough, unforgiving…
  • Why Formula One deserves it’s title as a MotorSPORT

    Jordan Groves
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    When Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Glasgow, beating bookies favourite and World Champion golfer Rory McIlroy, many were confused and upset. Fans and Sports stars alike took to Social Media sites to express their disapproval at the outcome. Unquestionably, all of the nominees in Glasgow have to be admired for not only their sporting prowess, but also for the sacrifices that they have made in order to get where they are today. 3rd placed athlete Jo Pavey for example accomplished an incredible feet after taking bronze at the 5000 metres at the…
  • Formula One: Gutierrez appointed Ferrari test and reserve driver for 2015

    Jordan Groves
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Esteban Gutierrez has been appointed Ferrari’s 2015 test and reserve driver. Esteban has spent the last two years on the Formula One grid with the Sauber F1 Team and has scored 6 points during that time. Gutierrez was dropped from the team in favour of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. “It is an honour to become part of the Scuderia Ferrari family, a team with such an exceptional history,” said Gutierrez, “It is for me the beginning of a new path for my future and I’m going to do my utmost to contribute to the achievement of the targets set by the Scuderia.” “We are pleased to be…
  • Formula E: Buemi holds off Vergne to take Uruguay ePrix victory!

    Jordan Groves
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Sebastien Buemi has taken the victory in the third round of the 2014/2015 Formula E world championship at the Punta del Este  ePrix in Uruguay. The race had seen a battle largely between Buemi and Jean-Eric Vergne, who made his Formula E series debut. Vergne was all over the back of Buemi on the penultimate lap of the race, but any chance of taking the victory was cruelly snatched away after a mechanical failure forced him to pull over. Title leader Lucas di Grassi took 3rd place to continue his run of podiums. The fantastic Punta del Este circuit on the coast of Uruguay has been said by…
  • Formula One: McLaren confirm Alonso and Button as 2015 drivers – Magnussen stays as reserve

    Jordan Groves
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    McLaren-Honda have finally confirmed that Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will be their race drivers for the 2015 Formula One world championship. Kevin Magnussen will remain with the team as a test/reserve driver. McLaren will enter a crucial period next year as Honda return as engine suppliers for the team. Alonso and Button are the most experienced drivers on the grid and will provide unparalleled advice for the development of the partnership. Chairman of McLaren, Ron Dennis confirmed that they had signed Alonso ‘a little while ago’ but wanted to wait until they had signed his…
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  • “Twelfth Day of Blogmas” – Product Review: Wedze MaxiWarm Down Ski Jacket

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    “Twelfth Day of Blogmas” - Product Review: Wedze MaxiWarm Down Ski Jacket So the ski season is now in full flow, and the mountains are full of pristine powder just waiting to be skied through, but to tackle these snowy conditions you are going to need a warm and robust ski jacket that just itches to be taken to the extremes. Now in terms of warm and robust jackets that are available on the market there are many to choose from, however one that stuck out to us among the masses is the fantastic MaxiWarm, designed and created by the passionate Snow sports brand Wedze. We decided to…
  • “Eleventh Day of Blogmas” – Gifts for a Horse Rider

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    “Eleventh Day of Blogmas” – Gifts for a Horse Rider Keeping warm with Fouganza As all equine enthusasts understand, horse riding and indeed just caring for your horse, is a full time job! Rain or shine, hot or cold, we will be there whatever the weather so it’s important that we prepare for everything that mother nature throws at us. Take a look at what fouganza has to offer and kit yourself out for the next few months. It’s set to be a cold one! Kipwarm jodhpurs A great new innovation by Fouganza is the kipwarm jodphurs. They are fleece lined providing a great amount of…
  • “The Tenth Day of Blogmas” – How To Choose A Ski Helmet

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    “The Tenth Day of Blogmas” - How To Choose A Ski Helmet The mountains are a dangerous place to be and even more so when speeding down them at incredibly high speeds, it is wise then to always use a helmet to protect yourself from serious injury should you take a fall or just incase somebody Ski’s into you having lost control of their Ski’s. It is important to keep in mind that you can be the best Snow sports athlete in the world but it still only takes a small knock to cause horrific long term damage, the question is are you prepared to take that significant risk to…
  • The Winner of Decathlon’s Running Club of the Year

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    We asked you to vote for your favourite Running Club of the Year, and you did, in your thousands. Almost 2,500 votes were cast, with the winners gaining an almighty 30.36% of the total vote. We are thrilled to announce the winners: 3rd Place: Sunderland Strollers Training, motivating and making a huge difference to over 250 runners on a weekly basis, Sunderland Strollers claimed a respectable third place. 2nd Place: Macclesfield Harriers Second in the running were the Macclesfield Harriers, who dedicate themselves to raising considerable funds for charitable causes year after year. 1st Place:…
  • “The Ninth Day of Blogmas” Gifts For A Hiker This Christmas

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:42 am
    “The Ninth Day of Blogmas” Gifts For A Hiker This Christmas There are many gifts available on the market that are useful for hikers but which are the best of the bunch? Which products offer the most functionality and purpose when out for a day in the mountains? To help you out on your quest for gifts for friends and family that are regular hikers we have assembled this list of our top picks for perfect gifts this Christmas. Bionassay 100 Fleece It’s the winter season and the mountains are a cold place to be, it makes sense then to have a high quality fleece to layer up with…
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  • Hot wife of baseball player shows off slamming body playing wiffle ball

    Jason Whitney
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    Jason Whitney Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter David DeJesus may strike out on the field a lot, but he certainly isn’t off the diamond. DeJesus’ wife, Kim DeJesus, posted an Instagram video of her hitting a few wiffle balls in what appears to be the couple’s kitchen. Kim also does a little booty dance in one of the clips. Enjoy:   CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO VIA KIM’S INSTAGRAM: Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
  • Russell Westbrook wins jump ball over 7’1″ center (VIDEO)

    Jason Whitney
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Jason Whitney Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook stands at 6’3, but is one of the most explosive players in the NBA. Phoenix Suns center Alex Len is 7’1 and probably hasn’t lost too many jump ball during his basketball career. Well, add Westbrook to the short list of players who have won jump balls over Len because that’s exactly what the point guard did in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. Simply, ridiculous. WATCH: Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and…
  • Lakers post another record a day after Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan

    Jason Whitney
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Jason Whitney The Los Angeles Lakers may have celebrated a bit too hard after Kobe Bryant broke into third place all-time in the NBA’s scoring record book last night. Whatever the case, the Lakers came out flat – and that may be an understatement. And it wasn’t like the Lakers were playing the Chicago Bulls 72-10 team from 1996. Instead, they were playing the Indiana Pacers who were riding an eight-game losing streak. At any rate, the Lakers scored only 27 first half points and trailed the Pacers by 33 points at half-time. That was good for their worst first half since the…
  • Ray Lewis Screams and Loses His Mind While RIPPING Jay Cutler

    Jon Judd
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Jon Judd Following the New Orleans Saints destroying the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, Ray Lewis offered up his impartial and professional opinion on quarterback Jay Cutler. While half of Ray’s “expert analysis” could be construed as confusing, he definitely nailed it when he went off on Cutler. Ray Lewis was so emotional during his segments, that often times he was almost screaming over Cutler while calling him out for the huge contract he signed before this season started. WATCH 1: WATCH 2: Sports-Kings Contributor Jon Judd Follow me on Twitter @JJ_SK28…
  • Walmart makes hilarious mistake with Carmelo Anthony doll

    Jim Racalto
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Jim Racalto is now offering plush dolls of some of your favorite athletes. Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is one of them…except the doll offered looks eerily similar to Jeremy Lin, and also has Lin’s number when he was with New York. Lin hasn’t played for the Knicks in two years, but the disparities between Anthony and the doll are hilarious. Not only is it the wrong number, but the doll clearly looks to be Jeremy Lin in every aspect. For only $13.88, Carmelo Jeremy Lin Anthony can be yours! ( Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports…
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  • Slain NYPD Officers Were Honored Before Nets-Pistons Game

    Rohtas Wadera
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:13 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website The borough of Brooklyn was thoroughly shaken after two NYPD officers were slain in broad daylight. While numerous athletes and coaches across the sports world have shown their support, it would be the Brooklyn Nets that gave the best tribute. A moment of silence tonight with Police Officers Mark Cava & Jason Muller. — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 21, 2014 The Brooklyn Nets decided to have a moment of silence for the two officers that were killed yesterday, and…
  • Cameraman Gets Right in the Middle of Huge Rams-Giants Brawl

    Rohtas Wadera
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:47 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Things got pretty chippy in the Giants vs. Rams game on Sunday, especially for two teams that really don’t have much to play for. The brawl broke out in the middle of the game after Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree had a late hit on Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.   The poor cameraman was right in on the action and the brawl got much, much worse. Via: Fansided Once the dust settled, there was pretty long list of ejections: This wasn’t the only moment in the game that had some fighting going…
  • Jameis Winston Has Been Cleared Of Rape Allegations By Florida State

    Rohtas Wadera
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Jameis Winston has been cleared by Florida State who conducted an internal investigation on their star player. The hearing was conducted earlier this month, and Winston refused to answer questions from former Florida State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Major Harding. Instead, he read out a five page statement at the hearing, which states what happened that night from the viewpoint of Jameis Winston. Winston’s accuser has five days to complete an appeal on the decision. The decision should come as a…
  • Richard Sherman Continues His Major Beef With Rival Patrick Peterson

    Rohtas Wadera
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Ever since he came into the league, Patrick Peterson has been trying to let the whole league know that he is one of the premier cornerbacks in the NFL. Many experts would agree would agree with that, and the guy clearly has some talent. However, to no one’s surprise, there is one NFL star that isn’t impressed. That star is Richard Sherman, who was never been impressed with Peterson since he came into the league. The two have had a pretty big beef over the last couple of years. It started with…
  • The Detroit Lions Keep Their Reputation As One Of The Dirtiest NFL Teams [WATCH]

    Rohtas Wadera
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website The Detroit Lions were not a very disciplined team under their last coach Jim Schwartz, and it seemed like they had cleaned up their act under current head coach Jim Caldwell. However, the day after the team clinched a playoff spot, they took some cheap shots at some of the Chicago Bears players. The most notable offense was Lions center, Dominic Raiola, who has had a history for taking shots at players: He intentionally steps directly on the ankle of the Bears defensive lineman, Ego Ferguson. That’s…
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  • NFL Week 12, Infuriating Parity

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The NFL tag line Any Given Sunday has gotten its share of overuse, but in a week where an 0-10 Oakland Raiders team got its first win over the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs (7-4), it’s hard to argue with the notion that the NFL has quality from top to bottom.   At the end of Week 12, the only certainties seem to be death, taxes and a convincing New England Patriots win. The Pats (9-2) have rattled off seven straight and have distinguished themselves as the only truly elite team in the league. Vegas odds reflect this as NE currently sits at around 3/1 to win the Super Bowl,…
  • USMNT Regressing as 2014 Comes to a Close

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    2013-2014 was something of an eventful year for the United States Men’s National Team.   In October of 2013, the Stars & Bars qualified for their seventh straight World Cup and midfielder Graham Zusi was canonized by El Tri fans after equalizing in a meaningless CONCACAF qualifer against Panama—Mexico qualified for Brazil after a two-legged inter-continental win over New Zealand.   The U.S. were drawn into the Group of Death for the World Cup and somehow finished second among the likes of Germany, Portugal and Ghana. This was the pinnacle for the team as their…
  • Philadelphia 76ers, the NBA is Tanktastic

    14 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The Philadelphia 76ers reached the first of what promises to be many lows for the 2014-15 NBA season against the Dallas Mavericks on November 13. After amassing an impressive 29 first-half points (Dallas led 73-29 at the half), the Sixers exploded for 41 in the second half en route to a 123-70 loss, their 8th straight to start the season.   Words like “laughingstock” come to mind and though the season is still young, discussions about this year’s Sixers being “the worst NBA team ever” are blooming among NBA pundits, including USA Today’s Mike Foss.
  • Landon Donovan: Finishing with a Flourish

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    If he stays true to his word, Landon Donovan has a maximum of three matches left in his storied career.   The Los Angeles Galaxy are in the last four of the MLS Playoffs, after a 5-nil drubbing of Real Salt Lake in the second leg of the Western Conference semifinals on November 9. After a scoreless draw in Salt Lake City, Donovan led the Galaxy charge with a resounding hat trick and an assist.   Landon Donovan was not good enough for the US World Cup team? Yeah right. Watch this great @MLS playoff hat-trick. — Tim Steller (@senyorreporter) November 12,…
  • Arsenal in a Spot of Bother, Liverpool Still Underwhelming

    10 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    As major club football enters a two-week international break, all is not well for two of England’s most storied clubs.   Arsenal—after a midweek meltdown in the Champions League against Anderlecht at the Emirates—once again let a lead slip in the late stages, this time away to Swansea in Barclays Premier League play.   Liverpool’s dreadful season continued after surrendering an early 1-0 lead to Chelsea at Anfield. The Reds got a goal from Emre Can in the ninth minute but Gary Cahill equalized in the 14th.   Liverpool hopes were shattered in the 67th minute by…
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  • Tragedy Strikes as Blackhawks Lose One of Their Own

    Brian Foran
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    In just the past hour we have learned some truly heartbreaking news out of the Chicago Blackhawks organization. It is being reported that assistant equipment manager Clint Reif has passed away. #Blackhawks shocked and saddened by death of assistant equipment manager Cliff Reif — Herb Gould (@HerbGould) December 21, 2014 The cause of death is not yet known. According to the Blackhawks website, Reif was currently serving his sixth season as assistant equipment manager with the team and his ninth season with the franchise, overall. Blackhawks statement regarding the passing of assistant…
  • Ziggy Ansah’s Vicious Helmet-to-Helmet Hit on Jimmy Clausen [VIDEO]

    Bill Harrison
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The Detroit Lions’ Ziggy Ansah appeared to be shot from a cannon as he made direct helmet-to-helmet contact on the Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Clausen managed to pop right up and go after Ansah. Not the smartest idea, but Ansah should be hearing from the league on this one. Ziggy Ansah gave Jimmy Clausen his last rites with that hit damn — Rob (@GULLYKING82) December 21, 2014 Take a closer look at just how violent a hit this was. I see you Jimmy Clausen — Adrian Aguilar (@Adrizzy_56) December 21, 2014…
  • Kenny Albert’s Sweater is Happy to Be on TV

    Joey Korman
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Fox Sports commentator Kenny Albert woke up this morning and probably heard that he was supposed to wear some sort of holiday-themed sweater to the game today. He decided to wear one with two snowmen on it. One is happy. One is sad. One has a carrot erection. Is the sad snowman sad because he doesn’t have a carrot nose like the other snowman? Or is he sad that he doesn’t have a carrot erection? Or is it just depressed because it’s on a stupid sweater? Why doesn’t the sad snowman have a nose? The sad snowman should have a nose. That’s not right. Kenny Albert has…
  • Dominic Raiola “is a Scumbag and Always Has Been”, Here’s Video Proof

    Matt Eastman
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    As if you needed any further evidence, the Detroit Lions’ Dominic Raiola center, and noted d-bag around the NFL, decided he would intentionally stomp on the Chicago Bears Ego Ferguson during today’s contest. Chicago took notice and took to Twitter to bash him. Rightfully so. Raiola is a scumbag and always has been. I usually don't use terms like that, but I've heard plenty of players say it too. — Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) December 21, 2014 Raiola is a scumbag just like the rest of the Lions franchise — Nate Miranda (@NateMiranda1) December 21, 2014…
  • Hey Cubs and White Sox: Do NOT Sign Max Scherzer

    Nate Dusek
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    Plain and simple, Max Scherzer is not worth the amount of money that he is demanding. Don’t get me wrong, Scherzer is a very good pitcher and would be a great addition to any rotation in baseball; however, Scherzer and agent Scott Boras seem to think that he is worth over 200 million for 7 years. Boras believes that Scherzer is entitled to Clayton Kershaw type money, but Scherzer isn’t Kershaw in any shape or form. Misleading Stats Max Scherzer won the 2013 Cy Young with a record of 21-3, 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts, which is of course an elite year. He followed that with a very…
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  • Fans of the Day. Stadium Visits from Around the 4 Leagues. Sunday December 14th, 2014.

    14 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
  • Why do Minnesota Vikings fans chant "Skol"?

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Photo Source:  There are a number of battle cry's and sayings around the National Football League that many fans are foreign to. Why do New Orleans Saints fans say "Who Dat"? Why do Chicago Bears fans say "Bear Down"? Why do Cincinnati Bengals fans say "Who Dey"? "Skol, Vikings" is another popular saying heard around the league. There are a number of stories about how the saying came about but we'll stick with the most consistent ones.
  • History and Meaning of "GSH" on the Chicago Bears' Uniforms

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Photo Source:  America loves their Dallas Cowboys. But aside from the Green Bay Packers, virtually no other NFL franchise can rival the Chicago Bears in overall history and legend. Once called the Decatur Staleys in 1920, the Chicago Bears have retired 14 jersey numbers; the most in the NFL and the third most in professional sports. While this is the ultimate tribute to the club's former players, a more significant tribute has been worn on the sleeves of the Chicago Bears' uniforms for 30 seasons now. 
  • Why do New Orleans Saints fans chant "Who Dat"?

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Photo Source: The chant "Who Dat" has been in circulation throughout the Southern United States for many years, some say even before New Orleans had an NFL franchise (1967). Many people reference the two words in poems, minstrel shows and even on an old jazz record. Others reference St. Augustine High School, LSU and Alcorn State University as the true creators. After all, that's how people in places like Louisiana talk, right? However, the most widely accepted time frame for the chant's creation was in October of 1983 following the New Orleans Saints' loss to the San…
  • Why do Cincinnati Bengals fans chant "Who Dey"?

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:35 pm
    If you're a fan of the National Football League, you've likely seen a variety of chants including "Who Dey" from Cincinnati Bengals fans. While few fans probably know the saying's origin, many seem to think that Bengals fans stole the saying from the New Orleans Saints or the LSU Tigers. Let's clear it all up once and for all.
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  • We Got Rondo! A Mavs Fan Reacts Giddily

    Nick Robinson
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    On Friday afternoon (NZT) the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks agreed to a 5-player plus additives trade that sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas. It just so happens that our very own Wildcard is a passionate Mavs fan, so we let him loose. Apologies for any distasteful bias that may ensue.I suppose it all started on a rainy Thursday. Not in Dallas, I don’t know what the weather was like there. But it was raining in Auckland, New Zealand I can tell you that much. It often is, especially during the season that they so cruelly call summer. Anyway, Thursday, that was when the rumours started to…
  • Weekly NBA Wrap With The Mid Range Jumpers

    The Niche Cache
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    MVP Watch Fresh PrinceStephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, 23.9ppg, 7.6apg, 5.3rpg) Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans, 24.8ppg, 10.3 rpg, 3.3bpg)Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies 19.4ppg, 8.0rpg)James Harden (Houston Rockets, 26.7ppg, 6.9apg, 5.6rpg)Notable MentionsLeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)John Wall (Washington Wizards)Steph Curry is phenomenal. One of the greatest ever shooters in NBA history often makes shooting 3's look like making a layup. He’s on a great team and has elevated his game to another level so far this season, working…
  • The Wildcard’s Guide to the NFL - Week 16

    Nick Robinson
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:11 am
    Last Week: 13-3Season: 151-72-1Tennessee Titans (2-12) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)First off I have an apology to make. I didn’t meet my deadline last week for this column. It wasn’t my fault, I swear, you just gotta believe me! I TRIED SO HARD!Ok, nah, my laptop broke was the real problem. A pretty legit one though. You’ll just have to take my word for it that I absolutely slaughtered it with a 13-3 week – and that was after I picked TNF wrong! I have proof of it all, I scribbled them down on a piece of paper that’s currently residing somewhere in the general vicinity of the…
  • Here’s How Your NFL Team Can Make The Playoffs

    Nick Robinson
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Two games to go. Two more chances. It’s what players play for, coaches coach for and fans, um, fan (?) for… the chance to compete for a championship. But in a league as brutal and competitive as the NFL, the road to the playoffs is often like thin ice. One false step and you plunge into the offseason with the rest of the mugs from the Jaguars and the Raiders and the Titans and Washington Professional Football Team.Here’s what your team has to do to avoid that ignoble fate. To survive and advance.NFC EASTDallas CowboysIndianapolis Colts (H); Washington PFT (A)Is that Jerry Jones smiling?
  • The Dugout - December 17

    Nick Robinson
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Stuff That Happened: NFL Week 15Well, bowl me over like a buffalo and slap a Stetson on my head… the Dallas Cowboys are in first place! This was supposed to be one of the all-time bad defences, and even despite their surprising aptitude (and absolutely brilliant offence) they still got pumped by the Eagles on Thanksgiving and managed to blow a 21 point lead in this rematch in Philadelphia. Only to end up winning comfortably. Dez Bryant caught three TDs, Tony Romo – in a crucial, late season, divisional game - was flawless and DeMarco Murray logged away despite being well handled by the…
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  • GIF: Sammy Watkins Hilariously Messes Up Scott Chandler’s Touchdown Celebration

    Talking Baws
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Spare a thought for Scott Chandler. The tight end was found by Kyle Orton for a 29-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Buffalo Bills‘ match at the Oakland Raiders. But as he set himself up to celebrate the big moment by spiking the ball, wide receiver Sammy Watkins got in his way. And seeing Chandler fail to see the funny side of it makes the incident even funnier:
  • VIDEO: Luis Alberto Scores Stunning Solo Winner Just Seconds After Coming Off Malaga Bench

    Talking Baws
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Luis Alberto showed Liverpool what they’re missing as he climbed off the bench to score a beautiful goal and give Malaga a win over Elche in La Liga on Sunday. The on-loan Anfield man replaced Sergi Darder in the 77th minute and wasted no time in making his mark. Picking up the ball in midfield, Alberto – who made just 12 appearances for Liverpool last term – blitzed his way into the Elche box and planted a beautiful finish past Przemysław Tyton. And it sparked wild scenes among the Malaga players who managed to hold on for a big 2-1 victory. Maybe Liverpool could do with…
  • VIDEO: Didier Drogba is So Strong He Can Carry Jon Obi Mikel, John Terry and Nemanja Matic

    Talking Baws
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:47 pm
    He might be verging on 36-years-old, but Didier Drogba is only getting stronger. The Chelsea powerhouse demonstrated this in training last week when he lifted Jon Obi Mikel, John Terry AND Nemanja Matic on his back. It’s nothing other than an impressive feat of pure strength from the Drog. But he’s lucky Jose Mourinho wasn’t watching him mess about:
  • GIF: Arsenal Fans Criticise Per Mertesacker For Ducking at Martin Skrtel’s Last-Minute Headed Equaliser

    Talking Baws
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Arsenal fans are not happy with Per Mertesacker right now. Despite being one of the Premier League’s tallest players at 6ft 6in, the German defender was seen ducking as Martin Skrtel jumped to head Liverpool’s equaliser in the 2-2 draw on Sunday. It cost Arsenal what would have been a hugely valuable three points at Anfield. And Gunners have vented their anger at the central defender. Some users on were especially livid, with one named novarek writing: And to think exposing the guy got me banned here once lmao. I thought he was a timebomb, making a solid start on the…
  • GIF: How Epic Brawl Between St Louis Rams and New York Giants Unfolded

    Talking Baws
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There was a huge brawl between both teams during the New York Giants‘ visit to the St Louis Rams tonight. And here’s exactly how it all unfolded. It started following a head-to-head clash between Odell Beckham Jr and T.J McDonald: That then led Alec Ogletree to target the rookie wide receiver in the next play: And as Ogletree got up from the tackle, he gave Beckham Jr a slap in the face: Unsurprisingly, Beckham Jr and the rest of the Giants team didn’t take kindly to the shove and it led to this all-out brawl: Crazy! The Giants currently lead 20-13 at half-time in the Edward…
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  • England Premiership R17: Liverpool FC – Arsenal FC: 2-2, Match Report

    Josip Muslim
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    England Premiership R17: Liverpool vs. Arsenal 2-2, Match Report Liverpool and Arsenal played their 183rd game at Anfield today and both of these teams are not doing very good in Premiership so both of coaches hoped that this game would be a turning point*. Liverpool started the game in 3-4-3 formation: Jones- Toure, Skrtel, Sakho- Henderson, Leiva, Gerrard, Markovic – Coutinho, Sterling, Lallana On other side Wenger answered with similar aggressive 4-3-3: Szczesny – Chambers, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Gibbs – Oxlade-Chamberlain, Flamini, Cazorla – Sanchez, Giroud, Welbeck First chance on…
  • Throw-back 2014: 5 high-points of the year for Manchester United FC

    Amir Bashir
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Manchester United Updates: To say that 2014 was a turbulent year for Manchester United will be to put things mildly. In the first half of this year while Manchester United suffered and had to take into account some sporting lessons regarding falling back, the second half of 2014 has proved to be a much needed boast for them. Sitting 3rd in the League, on a 6 match unbeaten streak and with more players coming in January transfer window, the difficulties of last season seems as a distant memory for the Red devils. Here are 5 positive things that happened during the course of last 12 months for…
  • Stoke City vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News!

    Umair Bashir
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    EPL Match Previews Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea will travel to Stoke on Monday in a bid to regain 3 points lead at the top. It has been a superb season for the Blues so far in every competition they took part in. But a match against Mark Hughes’ Stoke at Britannia Stadium has always been a tough fixture for top teams and similar will be the case for Chelsea on Monday. Live Preview Info: Stoke City vs Chelsea Venue: Britannia Stadium Time: 20:00 GMT Chelsea: It has been memorable 6 months of a new season for Eden Hazard and co. With just 1 defeat in all competitions, they are really the team to…
  • Trento knocks out Modena in the derby of Italy!

    Yordan Ivanov
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Volleyball Match reviews: Energy T.I. Diatec Trentino become the first team in the Italian Volleyball Serie A1 that were able to win against the league leading team of Modena Volley. Radostin Stoytchev’s men showed everyone that they are an elite team and outplayed their unbeaten, until this moment, opponent. The final result was 3:0 (25-18, 25-19, 29-27) in favor of the home team. With this victory, Trentino remains on third place in the standing with 24 points after nine wins and one loss, while Modena while remained with 27 points after also having won nine times and suffering one…
  • Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal: 5 things we learnt

    Amir Bashir
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    EPL,Liverpool – Arsenal:2-2 Match Report In this fixture between two sides both of whom are aspirants for Champions League position, they both had to settle with a stalemate. Even though Liverpool were the better team for most of the match, Arsenal made sure the chances count as they scored on both of their shots on target. With that draw, Arsenal has moved to 6th in the League table while Liverpool currently sit 10th. Here are 5 things we learnt:- Arsenal were clinical Even though Arsenal were short of ball during the whole match, the full time score-line suggests otherwise. For a team…
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  • Ravens Report Card: Week 16 – Texans

    Brian Babyak
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:59 pm
    The Baltimore Ravens put the nail in the own coffin with another abysmal performance resulting in a 25-13 loss to the Houston Texans. The defense allowed newly signed Case Keenum to move the ball all day long, and the offense was either shooting itself in their feet or tripping over them. As far as positives go, they may be out there, but I might be hard-pressed to find them. The Ravens find themselves out of the playoffs right now and have to hope for luck if they want to make the postseason. Based on the swan song of the past few weeks though, and that could result in more painful and…
  • Nine Possible NFL Coaches Moves in 2015

    Matthew Bittenbender
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    Harbaugh, Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers – Stock:   Despite his troubles in San Fran, Harbaugh should land on his feet. The obvious question.  Harbaugh the Younger has been embattled for two seasons in San Francisco.  But why would a team want to divest itself of a winning coach?   That is the question of the year.  Harbaugh may just not gel with GM Trent Baalke and owner Ted York.  It could be that he is a bit of a maverick and demands too much.  That would seem to be the case over issues like the recent release of Ray McDonald’s for domestic violence and their part in a…
  • – Vikings @ Dolphins – final, 37-35, Miami

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
      Final Report… MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Rookie Terrence Fede blocked a punt for a safety with 41 seconds left, and Ryan Tannehill threw four touchdown passes to help the Miami Dolphins come from behind and beat the Minnesota Vikings37-35 Sunday. The Dolphins overcame a 14-0 deficit to take the lead, but trailed again after giving up 15 points in an 11-second span in the fourth quarter. Tannehill then drove Miami 80 yards and hit Damien Williams for a 3-yard score with 1:11 left to make it 35-35. Fede blocked Jeff Locke’s punt out of the end zone for the winning points. Both…
  • - The NHL Today –

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    It’s Christmas time and the end of December and the end of 2014 are fast approaching. The NHL’s 2014/15 season is well underway… so, what are some of the top stories, the state of the NHL, Standings, surprises and stuff? Lets take a look, shall we.   One of the top stories, unfortunately, is the outbreak of disease around the League. This is really strange and seems to be drawing more and more attention recently. MUMPS –   Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is being tested for the mumps and will not play Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche. Fleury…
  • NFL Power Rankings: Week 16 – Featuring: Game Geezer

    Brian Babyak
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14, Week 15   NFL Power Rankings: Week 16 - Featuring: Game Geezer RANKTEAM RECORDPREVIOUS 1Patriots11-3 1 COMMENTSBeating up on the hapless Dolphins at home simply can't be entertaining any more for the Patriots. 2Broncos11-3 3 COMMENTSAt least we now know two things. We know why Peyton Manning never comes off the field, and we know why Brock Osweiler will never ever start an NFL game. 3Colts10-4 4 COMMENTSWithout Andre Johnson and 2 (TWO!) injured quarterbacks, the Colts…
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  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Seattle Seahawks

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    When it comes to buying a gift for the Seattle Seahawks fan on your list the choice isn’t as easy as you might think. We put together a gift-buying guide for the Seattle Seahawks fan on your list. Fanzz understands what it means to be part of the 12th man and have you covered for any Seahawks gear that you need for everyone on your list. Seahawks Jersey - Nothing said 12th man better than having a Seattle Seahawks jersey. We have Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch Game, Limited, and Elite jerseys that will fit your price point. These jerseys have different attributes that make them…
  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for the San Francisco 49ers

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    San Francisco 49ers Shop When it comes to the best time of the year, it’s crunch time. Make sure that you are prepared for the holidays with some awesome gifts for your loved ones. Everyone knows that it’s more rewarding to get someone a creative, personalized gift rather than a gift card, and our San Francisco 49ers shop makes it easy for you to find gifts that are on the more creative side. In this San Francisco 49ers gift buying guide, we will give you plenty of ideas to make your favorite football fan happy on Christmas. San Francisco 49ers Jerseys The ultimate gift for any football…
  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Denver Broncos

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s that time of year when you need to buy a gift for the Denver Broncos fan on your list but you have no idea where to start. Lucky for you, we at Fanzz have you covered on the perfect gift-buying guide for the Denver Broncos fan on your list. No matter your budget or your knowledge we will help you make sure to get the perfect gift this holiday season. Disclaimer – this guide isn’t for your knowledgeable Denver Broncos fan, it’s for the other people buying gifts. Denver Broncos apparel – If the person on your list is a Denver Broncos Fan then chances are they are living in cold…
  • The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Dallas Cowboys

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Are you lost when it comes to what to get your family and friends for Christmas this year? Well, you’re not alone. It can be really frustrating to go Christmas shopping and wander the aisles with no idea of what to get everyone. I guess that’s why gift cards were created. But, in all honesty, you can do better than a gift card. If you know a Dallas Cowboys fan, then read on, because we are going to show you a variety of the best gift ideas for any fan of the Dallas Cowboys. Dez Bryant Jersey   To say any Dallas Cowboys fan would enjoy a Dez Bryant jersey as a gift is an…
  • Mitchell & Ness NFL Replica Jersey Review

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Transcript of Video Fanzz followers today we are going to review the Mitchell and Ness NFL Replica Jerseys that we have available at Fanzz stores and These jerseys show off the pride of many notable past NFL greats. First I’ll review information about the jerseys. 100% Polyester Quality embroidery Player name and number Team Logo Bold team colors Screen printed graphics Officially licensed by NFL We have these jerseys in the following NFL greats: Joe Montana Jeromee Bettis Earl Campbell Bo Jackson John Elway Mitchell & Ness NFL Replica Jersey Visit or visit a…
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