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  • Berdych ousts No. 3 Nadal in Aussie quarters

    ESPN.com
    ESPN.com news services
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Tomas Berdych showed Rafael Nadal the door Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, beating him in straight sets for the Czech's first win over the Spaniard in 18 matches dating to 2007.
  • NFL Honors 2015: Date, List of Awards, Predictions and More

    Bleacher Report - Front Page
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Building another chance to pat itself on the back while filling the gap before Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL will host a lavish ceremony doling out accolades on Saturday night. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the NFL Honors will festoon the small screen with another self-flattering awards show, this one airing Saturday, Jan. 31 on NBC at 9 p.m. ET. As fans anxiously await the big game, it's something to do. Meyers as host proves a no-brainer decision for NBC, home of his late-night talk show and Saturday Night Live, where he formerly anchored the "Weekend Update" desk. He slayed the 2011 ESPYs and should…
  • Jamal Crawford Turns Sure Turnover Into Behind-The-Back Assist

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    Kevin Draper
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Jamal Crawford had a Jamal Crawford game tonight, dropping 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter on steady diet of three-pointers as he led the Clippers from eight points down to a 102-98 win over the Nuggets. But his most amazing play wasn't a basket, but this crazy save and assist to Matt Barnes.Read more...
  • Jordan sings to Crawford after Clippers win

    MSN Video: What's Hot > Most Watched > Sports
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    DeAndre Jordan sings to Jamal Crawford after he had an impressive 4th quarter to lead the Clippers past the Nuggets.
  • NHL's Wild West Sees Unpredictable Finish

    Sports Central | Articles and Columns
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    The NHL's Western Conference has had the stronger group of teams for the past few season. That has created memorable and unpredictable stretch runs, and this year's version promises to be just as chaotic.
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  • Berdych ousts No. 3 Nadal in Aussie quarters

    ESPN.com news services
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:40 am
    Tomas Berdych showed Rafael Nadal the door Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, beating him in straight sets for the Czech's first win over the Spaniard in 18 matches dating to 2007.
  • Report: Curry highlights 3-point contestants

    ESPN.com news services
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
    The Golden State Warriors' backcourt duo of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson highlight a group of five players who plan to participate in next month's All-Star 3-point contest, Yahoo! Sports has reported.
  • Armstrong on PEDs: I'd probably do it again

    ESPN.com news services
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from professional cycling in 2012, said in an interview that he'd again use performance enhancing drugs if faced with the same circumstances.
  • Kobe will have surgery on torn rotator cuff

    Associated Press
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:17 am
    Kobe Bryant will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, and the Lakers said a timetable for his recovery won't be known until after the procedure.
  • No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas

    Associated Press
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    Georges Niang scored 19 points, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18 and 15th-ranked Iowa State held off No. 19 Texas 89-86 on Monday night.
 
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    Bleacher Report - Front Page

  • NFL Honors 2015: Date, List of Awards, Predictions and More

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Building another chance to pat itself on the back while filling the gap before Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL will host a lavish ceremony doling out accolades on Saturday night. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the NFL Honors will festoon the small screen with another self-flattering awards show, this one airing Saturday, Jan. 31 on NBC at 9 p.m. ET. As fans anxiously await the big game, it's something to do. Meyers as host proves a no-brainer decision for NBC, home of his late-night talk show and Saturday Night Live, where he formerly anchored the "Weekend Update" desk. He slayed the 2011 ESPYs and should…
  • Manchester United Transfer News: Paul Pogba Rumours Ruled Out by Andrea Pirlo

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    Paul Pogba might leave Serie A side Juventus in the near future. But he won't play for Manchester United again. At least that's the view of ageing Juve playmaker Andrea Pirlo. The well-regarded Italy international told media outlet Telefoot, perManchester Evening News reporter Samuel Luckhurst, that United will have to move on from the player they wasted in 2012. "For whatever reasons they chose not to give him a chance—and that is a mistake they will have to live with now. I can’t see that he (Pogba) will ever return to Manchester United," stated Pirlo. Those…
  • Nebraska Football: Cornhuskers' 3 Most Underrated Recruits of 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    Nebraska football fans have been watching the 2015 class take shape as national signing day on February 4 approaches. Currently, the class sits at 14 and is ranked No. 36 nationally and No. 5 in the Big Ten by 247Sports. New Nebraska head coach Mike Riley is working hard to get his first class in Lincoln filled. While the ranking is alarmingly low, the small number of commits (no school ahead of Nebraska has fewer than 16) should help boost the number by the end of the process. But what shouldn’t be lost in the worry about the overall ranking is the quality of prospects already in the…
  • Manchester United's £1M Replay Against Cambridge Will Improve Minnow's Toilets

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Cambridge United's 0-0 draw with Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup has the obvious perk of a replay at Old Trafford and a potential seven-figure windfall—and according to the club's chairman, that money will go on improving the club's toilets. Dave Doggett, asked by Steve Stammers of the Daily Mirror what the replay money would go towards, said, "Hopefully we can get the stadium done and start putting in some proper toilets. Some toilets and tea bars and more hospitality...that's what we will do." The Abbey Stadium, where the League Two side plays, has a…
  • Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Issues, Decisions to Shape Copa Del Rey Game

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Atletico Madrid will welcome Barcelona to the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday for the second leg of their quarter-final clash in the Copa del Rey.  Courtesy of a controversial penalty won by Sergio Busquets in the first leg at the Camp Nou, the Catalans carry a 1-0 lead to the Spanish capital for their second meeting and will be buoyed by Atletico's inability to grab an away goal last week.  For Luis Enrique's men, it was a second successive victory over Los Colchoneros after their 3-1 win at home in La Liga earlier this month.  But returning to the Calderon will be a boost for…
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  • Jamal Crawford Turns Sure Turnover Into Behind-The-Back Assist

    Kevin Draper
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Jamal Crawford had a Jamal Crawford game tonight, dropping 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter on steady diet of three-pointers as he led the Clippers from eight points down to a 102-98 win over the Nuggets. But his most amazing play wasn't a basket, but this crazy save and assist to Matt Barnes.Read more...
  • "This Is A Serious Situation"

    Timothy Burke
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Send stories, photos, and anything else you might have to tips@deadspin.com.Read more...
  • Report: Man (Probably) Took Piss With Two Bags Of Footballs In Tow

    Kevin Draper
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Earlier today Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the NFL's investigation into how 11 of the 12 footballs the Patriots used in the AFC Championship Game became deflated had zeroed in on a "person of interest": a Patriots locker room attendant. Surveillance video reportedly shows this person of interest taking the footballs from the referees's locker room into "another room" before bringing them to the field.Read more...
  • OKC Broadcasters Shill For Lotto, Your Family Not Dying From Tornadoes

    Albert Burneko
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:11 pm
    This is just the worst deal, man. Worst of all the deals. Oklahoma City's broadcast team took a moment during the third quarter of tonight's Thunder-Timberwolves game to shill for a scam in which—for a limited time!—Oklahomans who purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket will be rewarded with ... a chance to maybe also win a tornado shelter.Read more...
  • Barry Trotz On Possibly Misguided Quest To Keep Tiger At Columbus Zoo

    Kevin Draper
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:38 pm
    According to a series of tweets from Aaron Portzline—the Blue Jackets beat reporter for The Columbus Dispatch—Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz is trying to prevent an Amur (Siberian) tiger named Foley from being transferred from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to the Kansas City Zoo. You see, Foley is recently beloved by Ohio State fans when the above picture of him doing an 'H' won a zoo photo contest.Read more...
 
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • NHL's Wild West Sees Unpredictable Finish

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    The NHL's Western Conference has had the stronger group of teams for the past few season. That has created memorable and unpredictable stretch runs, and this year's version promises to be just as chaotic.
  • Super Bowl XLIX Proposition Bets

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Super Bowl XLIX is set with the Patriots and Seahawks squaring off in Arizona. In honor of gamblers everywhere, SC's Jeffrey Boswell presents the universe's most comprehensive list of proposition bets (for entertainment purposes only).
  • Nats Win More Than One Way With Scherzer

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Max Scherzer bet big on himself and won. SC's Jeff Kallman says the Nats just might win bigger with the deal — above and beyond Scherzer's own performance.
  • NBA Season: We're Halfway There

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    The first act of the 2014 NBA season might not be over yet, but the production is at the halfway point. SC's Jonathan Lowe looks ahead in the program to what might happen at the end of each division's Act II.
  • Super Bowl XLIX Preview

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Championship weekend produced a classic fourth quarter and a blowout, ultimately offering fans a Super Bowl matchup with the two best teams. SC's Brad Oremland breaks down the conference championship games and predicts the winner.
 
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    Yahoo Sports - Top News

  • Nadal loses; Sharapova to play all-Russian semi in Australia (Yahoo Sports)

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them. On the women's side, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who beat Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday, and Ekaterina Makarova are still around and will play an all-Russian semifinal. Nadal's lack of match fitness from nearly six months of injuries and illness finally caught up with the 14-time major champion in his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych. The third-seeded Nadal said before the tournament that his inactivity over the last half of 2014 made him…
  • Clippers ride Crawford's shooting to 102-98 win over Nuggets (Yahoo Sports)

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Jamal Crawford never stews over statistics. Crawford scored 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the struggling Denver Nuggets 102-98 Monday night for their fifth straight victory. ''I wanted to be aggressive and try to open up stuff,'' said Crawford, last season's Sixth Man of the Year. Crawford scored Los Angeles' final five points and had a key save that led to a basket in the closing seconds, when the Clippers completed their biggest comeback of the season after trailing by 16 earlier in the game.
  • No. 15 Iowa State holds off No. 19 Texas 89-86 (Yahoo Sports)

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:27 pm
    AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State accomplished what it set out to do: respond to a brutal loss at Texas Tech with another big win over a ranked team.
  • Browner tells Pats to hit Sherman, Thomas where it hurts (Yahoo Sports)

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Brandon Browner is telling his New England teammates not to hold back against Seattle's Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. In an interview with ESPN, Browner talked about the toughness both Sherman and Thomas showed in the NFC championship game playing with injuries. Sherman suffered a sprained elbow, while Thomas suffered a separated shoulder.
  • Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster (Yahoo Sports)

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called ''an incident that occurred during the current WNT training camp'' in Carson, California. Asked whether she could be omitted from the team's World Cup roster, USSF President Sunil Gulati said Monday: ''Look, that's possible. Solo was ordered to refrain from drinking…
 
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    MLB News Index

  • Hurdle back in action after 2nd hip surgery

    Tom Singer
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Nineteen days after having his left hip replaced, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, who also had his right hip replaced Oct. 6,was back in the Bucs' Spring Training camp Monday for the opening day of the Pirates' Fantasy Camp.
  • Blue Jays president Beeston signs extension, to retire after season

    Todd Zolecki
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Beeston has signed a one-year extension with the club and will retire after the 2015 season, Rogers Communications announced on Monday.
  • Astros' roster upgrades have Hinch raring to go

    Brian McTaggart
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
    The roster has been retooled and improved since A.J. Hinch took over as manager of the Astros last fall. The team has beefed up the offense, strengthened the bullpen and created competition that will take center stage at Spring Training next month in Kissimmee, Fla.
  • Visitation, memorial service for Banks to be held in Chicago

    Carrie Muskat
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Public visitation and memorial services for Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, will be held Friday and Saturday at Fourth Presbyterian Church, the Cubs announced.
  • Banks, Wrigley formed relationship to remember

    Phil Rogers
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    At a time when the reserve clause allowed baseball owners to hold onto players and limit salaries, Ernie Banks landed in the lap of Cubs' owner Philip Knight Wrigley, and the two created a lasting relationship that benefited both men.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • Admin Note

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    My old computer is dead. It served me well; it was time for it to go to the Great Internet In The Sky. Two problems however: 1. I lost access to all of my historical records and to the clipboard I kept for things to write about. That will make pickings slim for the next several weeks. 2. I lost all of my e-mail contacts. Some readers have been on an e-mail list to get notifications of recently posted rants on the website. That list is gone because all of the e-mail addresses themselves are gone. Here is my solution to Problem #2: Any reader who wants e-mail notification of newly posted rants…
  • Catching Up…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Catching up on a variety of issues since I was last “on the air”… Doug Marrone opted out of his job as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills. There was a clause in his contract that said he could do that and be paid $4M this year anyway in the event the team was sold. After Ralph Wilson died last year, the Bills were indeed sold. Early in the NFL coach-shuffling season, Marrone was supposedly on the inside track to take over as the head coach of the Jets but the bloom came off that rose pretty quickly. Earlier this week, Marrone signed on as the OL coach for the Jaguars. That is what you…
  • Mindless Musings Today…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    I doubt that many folks would argue that the NFL has evolved its rules over the past 20 years to infuse offense and scoring into the game. I think this is an overall perspective to keep in mind as you look at whom six NFL teams just hired to be their new head coach. There were seven jobs open; five of those jobs went to “defense guys” and the job still open is rumored to be held open to await the defensive coordinator of the Seahawks after the Super Bowl game. Gary Kubiak took over the job in Denver and he is definitely an “offense guy”, but consider the others: Todd Bowles Jack Del…
  • Super Bowl Silliness Time

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    For the next two weeks, sports reporting will be a mélange of predictable stuff. There will be far too much made of preparations for the Super Bowl; any and all Twitter pronouncements from each and every hominid associated with either team will be parsed and analyzed even more than a State of the Union address; people will actually impute some importance into “Media Day” next week. Frankly, none of that matters even a little bit. I am going to try to refrain from commentary on the upcoming Super Bowl game all the way to a week from Friday when I will offer up my Mythical Picks for the…
  • The Super Bowl Teams Are Set…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    The participants in this year’s Super Bowl game are set; the two conference championship games that led to this matchup could not have been more different. The Seahawks/Packers game was full of errors and turnovers; it went to overtime after a furious Seahawks’ rally to come from 15 points down in the final 5 minutes. The Patriots/Colts game was an example of one team dominating the other team and the outcome was not seriously in doubt even at halftime. After dominating the first half of the game, the Pats only led by 10 when they got the ball to start the 3rd quarter. However, the first…
 
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    The Penalty Flag

  • Brutal! Refs Blow Crucial Call In Dallas Loss

    Bob Moffitt
    11 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Madden said “One knee equals two feet.” Three feet don’t equal a catch? Brutal: the job by the refs in the Dallas Green Bay game in the closing minutes. The play in question: a fourth-down pass to the two-yard line by Dallas’ Tony Romo to wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant secured the ball to his shoulder as he landed one foot, held the ball with his left as the second foot came down, then took a third step and a lunge for the end zone with his left arm outstretched. Part of the ball hit the ground, ran up the side of Bryant’s hand, into the air, where he…
  • Give it up for Jerry…and Monte

    Bob Moffitt
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:42 pm
    credit: Billy Bob Bain via flickr You’ve called him pompous, vain, self-serving, self-aggrandizing, idiotic (Jimmy-Johnson-fighting), Chris-Christie-hugging wind bag. I won’t argue with you. But you’ve also called Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a terrible boss, a terrible general manager, meddling, in-over-his head, stupid, and destined never to achieve success. A tenure of .500 teams during his tenure as the head man after he sent Jimmy Johnson packing in a fit of pique didn’t lend itself to all of that name-calling, maybe…but did lend itself to most of it.
  • What team will Ndamukong Suh play for in 2015

    Jordan Hall
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Ndamukong Suh is one of the most feared defensive linemen in the NFL today. Suh was selected second overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 draft; Suh would eventually go on to win the defensive rookie of the year. Suh has been named to the Pro Bowl four times and as well been elected to the All-Pro team every season including First-Team four times. It is fair to mention that Suh has had his fair shares of lows to go with his highs. Suh has been fined a total of $286,875 by the NFL for multiple player-safety violations, and suspended once for two games; in week 17 of this season Suh was…
  • 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…
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    NFL.com

  • Pete Carroll: 'No place' for talk of Seahawks dynasty

    Wesseling, Chris
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was very complimentary of the Patriots. Carroll even threw up the dynasty word when talking about New England.
  • Tom Brady: Patriots 'dealt with a lot of adversity' in '14

    Orr, Conor
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admitted New England has dealt with a lot of adversity this season. "We've got to deal with some more," Brady said on Monday during his Super Bowl press conference.
  • Seahawks obsessed with stopping Rob Gronkowski

    Wesseling, Chris
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:01 pm
    The Seahawks understand that shutting down Rob Gronkowski is a herculean task, but they are obsessed with limiting the All-Pro tight end's impact in Super Bowl XLIX.
  • Kraft expects apology from NFL if no tampering found

    Orr, Conor
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Patriots owner Robert Kraft doubled down on the organization's stance that it did nothing wrong in light of the investigation into deflated footballs used in the AFC title game.
  • Seattle Seahawks season turned on loss to Chiefs

    Wesseling, Chris
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Both the Seahawks and Patriots share a 2014 loss to the Chiefs. Pete Carroll echoed Bill Belichick's sentiment and identified the Kansas City defeat as a rallying point for his team.
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    The Big Lead

  • Patriots Attendant Took Footballs Into Stadium Bathroom for About 90 Seconds Per PFT

    Ryan Glasspiegel
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:16 pm
    In the latest Ballghazi plot twist, PFT’s Mike Florio added to Jay Glazer’s earlier report that the NFL was zeroing in on a Patriots attendant who allegedly made a stop between the officials’ locker room and the field. According to Florio’s source, that pit stop was in a single occupancy bathroom, it lasted “approximately 90 seconds,” and the attendant also had possession of the Colts’ footballs. (Florio also included a photo of a Gillette Stadium toilet that he’d texted his son earlier this year.) The surveillance tape revealing this…
  • Brent Musburger Hints That He Won Money Betting Ohio State in the National Championship

    Mike Cardillo
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Iowa State-Texas was mostly a double-digit game in the second half Monday night on ESPN, which allowed Brent Musburger to stray a little bit off-topic and make another sly gambling reference. Musburger mentioned partner Fran Fraschilla tabbing Ohio State over Oregon in the National Championship earlier this month, remarking (with a laugh), “some of us enjoyed our free meal because of that if you know what I mean.” Last year our Jason Lisk spoke with Musburger about these winking gambling references during a game, so go read that if you haven’t. RELATED: Brent Musburger…
  • Marc Gasol Tried to Head a Ball into the Basket Like a Soccer Player

    Mike Cardillo
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Marc Gasol tried to head a ball into the basket during Monday night’s Grizzlies game following a foul. The Spanish-born Gasol is a big soccer fan and probably would be an awesome target man in a pickup game given his seven-foot frame. This added soccer skill should only increase the impending free agent’s value this summer. (Probably not) Two dibbles off the head and then a shot attempt is impressive, either way. RELATED: Marc Gasol Gave the Nets a No-Look Pass and a “Foreign Facial” RELATED: Marc Gasol Hit a Ridiculous, Leaning, Buzzer-Beating, Three-Point Bank Shot…
  • Patriots Locker Room Attendant Took Footballs From Officials Locker Room, NFL May Have Video

    thebiglead2013
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, you may be off the hook in the deflated football saga. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports just dropped a bombshell report, and it looks like the NFL has fingered the culprit – a locker room attendant. NFL has zeroed in on a locker room attendant w Patriots who allegedly took balls from officials locker room to another area on way to field. Sources say they have interviewed him and additionally have video. Still gauging if any wrong doing occurred with him but he is strong person of interest This kid will be taken care of, for sure. I mean by the Patriots, wink wink…
  • Olivia Munn Beamed As Aaron Rodgers and Joe Biden Conversed

    Mike Cardillo
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Aaron Rodgers isn’t in Arizona this week for the Super Bowl. Meeting Vice President Joe Biden backstage at a taping of Ellen alongside his girlfriend, Olivia Munn is sort of consolation prize, right? Maybe? The “Biden Grip” on Rodgers’ arm to ensure maximum concentration during their conversation seems like a topic for a future season of Curb Your Enthusiasm should it ever return to HBO. RELATED: Olivia Munn Says She and Aaron Rodgers Don’t Smush on Gameday RELATED: Aaron Rodgers & Olivia Munn Sat Courtside and Shared Many Laughs During Bucks – Thunder…
 
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  • Jaguars | Paul Posluszny returning to form

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (chest) said Monday, Jan. 26, that he is back to lifting after dealing with a torn pectoral muscle last season, and he expects to be 100% when offseason activities begin in April.
  • Saints | Jimmy Graham ruling out surgery?

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
    New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder) caught three passes for 30 yards and two scores in the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25, and when asked if his performance would rule out surgery, he said, 'It should, which is really exciting.'
  • Eagles | Zach Ertz to play more in 2015?

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz ranked ninth among tight ends in 2014 with 293 receiving yards out of the slot, but PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia believes Ertz could see more time in the slot next year if WR Jordan Matthews spends more time outside.
  • Eagles | Jordan Matthews' role to expand?

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews played 65% of the offensive snaps and ran 92.4% of his routes from the slot in 2014, per Pro FootballFocus.com. That was the role Eagles head coach Chip Kelly envisioned him in when the club drafted him last year. However, according to PhillyMag.com's Sheil Kapadia, the team could benefit from expanding Matthews' role by playing him outside more in two-wide receiver sets while keeping in him in the slot when the Eagles use three or more wide receivers.
  • Packers | Cody Mandell signs

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Free-agent P Cody Mandell (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed deal with the Green Bay Packers Monday, Jan. 26.
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    HockeyBuzz.com

  • HockeyBuzz Wire: Rinaldo Suspended 8 Games

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    NHL.com NEW YORK – Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for eight games, without pay, for charging and boarding Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang during NHL Game No. 684 in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Jan. 20, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
  • Dee Karl: Hockey Gods Taketh Away

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    What did everyone think of All-Star Weekend? From the conversations I was having today, the reaction was lukewarm. The draft was painful, the skills competition was pretty boring and the game itself on Sunday was a snooze fest. But truthfully, the weekend was not for the fans sitting on their butts at home. It was for the fans in attendance, the host team and the sponsors. The highlight of...
  • Bob Duff: Wings ready to hit the road

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Back from a five-day rest over the NHL All-Star break, the Detroit Red Wings returned to the ice and then packed up and prepared for another long stretch away from Joe Louis Arena. Detroit will play 11 of its next 14 on the road, including a six-game trek to end the month of February. “It’s always a challenge to go on the road, but you’ve got to stick with what you do,” Detroit defensem...
  • Rick Sadowski: Knee injury shelves Johnson 3-8 weeks

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Coach Patrick Roy announced that defenseman Erik Johnson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Monday and will miss between three and eight weeks to recover, a major hit for the Avalanche's playoff hopes. Johnson had to skip what would have been his first NHL All-Star Game Sunday because of the injury. He's tied for first among league defensemen in goals with a career-high 12 and has 11 assists i...
  • Matt Henderson: Should Oilers Bite On Richards?

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Today the LA Kings put Mike Richards on waivers. He is free to any team that places a claim on him. He is experienced, has pedigree, has won at pretty much every level (including 2 recent Stanley Cups), plays Center, has been a productive player in the past, and is known for playing the kind of game that the Oilers lack. But the Edmonton Oilers should not put a claim on Mike Richards. Mike...
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    SportsPickle

  • How Super Bowl Media Day Should Really Go

    DJ Gallo
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    The post How Super Bowl Media Day Should Really Go appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Rogue Patriots Ball Boy Said to Have Been Influenced by Deflating Video Games and Rap Music About Deflation

    DJ Gallo
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The rogue ball boy who single-handedly took it upon himself to deflate the New England Patriots footballs for years without the knowledge of head coach Bill Belichick or star quarterback Tom Brady was reportedly heavily influenced by the video games he played and the music he listened to. A review of what is presumed to be the ball boy’s Twitter feed, @ThePSIguy, show he was heavily influenced by deflation culture. “He seemed like a good kid,” said a neighbor. “But looking back, I did have a flat tire on my Camry once. It makes me wonder now if it could have been him.
  • NFL Threatens to Fine Media Members Who Ask Marshawn Lynch Cliched or Pointless Questions

    DJ Gallo
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    The NFL warned media members at the Super Bowl this week that they will receive heavy fines for stupid, cliched or pointless questions directed at Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch. “We have required Marshawn to participate in media sessions, so the least we can do is make it as painless as possible for him,” said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. “We’re just trying to meet him halfway.” Lynch’s representatives informed the league that the running back’s primary issue with talking to the press is that “almost all of the questions they ask…
  • EXCLUSIVE Interview with Rob Gronkowski … ‘s Twitter

    DJ Gallo
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    The post EXCLUSIVE Interview with Rob Gronkowski … ‘s Twitter appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • UGGs Drops Tom Brady as QB Hits Most Humiliating Low in Human History

    DJ Gallo
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Embattled New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been dropped by women’s shoe manufacturer UGGs, hitting what many are calling the lowest low and person could ever reach. “In light of the cheating scandal surrounding Tom, we felt it was no longer in our best interests to be associated with him,” said Beverly Montague, president of UGGs America. “We will begin removing all of his ads. However, rest assured that UGGs will still remain on sale at all of the finest women’s shoe stores.” Sources close to Brady say the decision by UGGs has really…
 
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  • Q AND A: UCF'S NEW SUNDECK EXPLAINED

    Spencer Hall
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    ENJOY A DELICIOUS BRANDON MARSHALLADA ON US Bright House Networks Stadium will have a whole new look come Sept. 5: http://t.co/GGSOO8wBAg #TheESC #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/yzhV1X01HS — UCF Knights (@UCFKnights) January 26, 2015 Q: Is this actually just a fighting pit that George O'Leary had designated as international territory like the UN to avoid criminal sanctions? A: That's absurd. This is just a fun place for fans to enjoy the s-KNIFE FIGHT GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL KILL Q: Is there sand? That looks like painted concrete, which would be hot, and…
  • WAKE AND UNC SMASH SPACE AND TIME

    Ryan Nanni
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    ACC WORMHOLE! UNC, Wake Forest schedule home/home "non-conference" series; 2019 at Wake, 2021 at UNC — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 26, 2015 You may read this news and laugh. Two conference teams schedule a non-conference home and home? And two not very good ACC teams at that? What a ridiculous sports thing! But hold that thought and consider the ramification for not just our world, or solar system, or galaxy. This has implications on a universal level: 1. How did UNC and Wake manage to twist the laws of reality and render the difference between conference and non-conference - a…
  • THE MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL AIN'T CRIED SINCE '34

    Ryan Nanni
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    NOT SINCE THAT LYNX BANKER TOOK EVERYTHING WE HAD FRANK BEAMER: Hmph. SHANE BEAMER: Dad, not now. FRANK: Well, I'm just sayin', the last time I sobbed like that was in 1934, when the bank came and tossed me and Pa and Ma and Abigail and Herman and Lu Lu and Sweet Pea and Condor and Baby Stoop and Michael and Ore-Ida and Whippers and Aunt Bangle and Pete and Mezcal and Cousin Brumble and Dave and Whippers Junior out of our home. Of course, it wasn't a home so much as an overturned silo, and we spent most of our time fighting off pumas and panthers and other devil cats from the hills. But we…
  • BUTCH JONES INTERVIEWS AN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR CANDIDATE

    Ryan Nanni
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    COWER BEFORE HIS MIGHTY PLAYCALLING BUTCH JONES: (presses speaker button) Lisa, can you send the next one in, please? INTERCOM: He's, um, actually outside your window. BUTCH: What, like rappelling or something? I told Al Borges he could just use the front entrance like everyone else. Wait, I don't see anyone. INTERCOM: Believe me, Coach, he's out there. SUNSPHERE: YOU THINK KEEPING SUNSPHERE WAITING WILL GIVE YOU A NEGOTIATING ADVANTAGE? TIME IS NOTHING TO SUNSPHERE! YOU FRET OVER THE PASSAGE OF YEARS AS YOUR DOUGHY FORM DECAYS AND YELLOWS, LIKE AN OLD NEWSPAPER YOUR NEIGHBOR NEVER PICKED UP…
  • THE MORNING CONSTITUTIONAL IS VERY UPSET AT ARKANSAS

    Ryan Nanni
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    THIS MONEY WAS EARMARKED FOR A DISHWASHER THAT USES VODKA INSTEAD OF WATER YOU IDIOT The following is an intercepted email between prominent Arkansas alumnus and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Razorback A.D. Jeff Long. TO: Jeff Long, University of Arkansas Director of AthleticsFROM: Jerry Jones, Arlington Director of These Streets what the fucking fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck? i gave you ten million dollars of my money with the expectation that you would use it for cool shit like a paintball robocop or a percocet waterfall or a space shuttle made out of tortilla shell with ground beef…
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  • Crying Chrissy Teigen Pours Milk All Over Herself After Burning Her Vagina With Pepper Juice

    Dustin Rowles
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Via Instagram Poor Chrissy Teigen. After doing some cooking over the weekend, she made the mistake of taking a shower before washing her hands of jalapeno pepper juice. She may have scalded her vagina. just took a shower after cleaning those jalapeños and it is truly was the biggest mistake of my life like I don't think I can have kids now — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 24, 2015 It's like I took a bath in jalapeños. Does the ER have a punch card this week?? — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 24, 2015 The punch card to the E.R. joke was a reference…
  • Kim Kardashian May Not Realize That Her T-Mobile Super Bowl Commercial Is Making Fun Of Her

    Dustin Rowles
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Super Bowl is less than a week away, but we’re not seeing a ton of buzz surrounding the Super Bowl ads yet, with the exception of Charlotte McKinney’s “au natural” Carl’s Jr. ad, which is getting a boost online by being advertised as too racy to air in the East Coast, and the Victoria’s Secret spot, which is so far the most popular Super Bowl spot in terms of views. Simply put, not as many advertisers are leaking teasers for their commercials this year. That could be good or bad news: Either they’re worried that their spots won’t make much…
  • This Guy Is Renting Out A Bed In His Tesla For $85 A Night

    rachelekolb
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Airbnb An enterprising Tesla owner in Phoenix is renting out his car, complete with an airbed and blanket, on Airbnb for the low, low price of $85 a night. According to Steve, owner and proprietor of the “World’s 1st Tesla Hotel,” his Tesla comfortably accommodates two people. However, the space is too small for anyone over 6′ 6″, so “no NBA Players allowed.” Guests can rent his Tesla, parked inside his condo’s garage, for $85 a night. The price may sound steep at first, but Steve is no Scrooge. He’s happy to throw in access to his condo,…
  • Meet The Florida Man Who Dropped Everything To Travel To Syria And Battle ISIS

    Andrew Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Dean Parker/ Facebook Dean Parker was just sitting back and watching the news after a day of work in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. It was there that the 49-year-old painter/surfer/grandfather saw footage of the fight against ISIS in Northern Iraq and decided to take action. From PRI: “I made the decision right there after watching those news reports,” Parker recalls. “After watching it for an hour, I was very upset. And I was online booking a ticket.” He packed body armor from a local military surplus shop, a sturdy pair of boots, clothes and his e-reader — loaded with a…
  • Police Are Campaigning Google To Remove The Waze App Because It Is Allegedly Putting Them In Danger

    Andrew Roberts
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Waze If you think the Waze app useful when you’re traveling, you might find this news troubling. Reportedly sheriffs and police officers from around the country are trying to get Google to remove the app or at least block features in the app that allow users to monitor police activity. Their reason? It’s putting them in…THE DANGER ZONE. From CBS News: To Sergio Kopelev, a reserve deputy sheriff in Southern California, Waze is also a stalking app for law enforcement. There are no known connections between any attack on police and Waze, but law enforcers such as Kopelev are…
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  • KSK Celebrity Super Bowl Pickkake: Taylor Swift

    Big Sandy
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:06 pm
    The Internet Oh my God, you guys, THE SUPER BOWL IS THIS WEEK!!! I’m super bummed it’s not here in New York, my favorite place in all the world, but that’s okay because – oh my god – there is SO MUCH SNOW RIGHT LOL! Just imagine if the Super Bowl were in New York this year because Oh My Gosh, I could build a snowman of every single fan who has tweeted at me! I’m not going to talk about the halftime show though because oh my gosh Katy, we used to be friends but now I have to stoop to writing thinly veiled lyrics about her. But that’s okay. Haters…
  • KLEARINGHOUSE: Football Super Bowl!

    Christmas Ape
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Tim Heidecker leaked a super awesome song that Katy Perry is definitely performing during at halftime of the Super Bowl. The song of 2015, no doubt. — Phoenix is going to have a nine-block area where drinking will be allowed on public streets starting Wednesday. Well, I’m not going to Arizona, so I guess my public drinking will still be illegal. YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN ME, SUPER BOWL CREDENTIALED MEDIA!? — The NFL has announced a partnership with YouTube, which means another venue for the NFL to post their highlight videos that you can’t embed anywhere else.
  • There’s a Ballghazi ‘Person of Interest’

    Christmas Ape
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    PS When I hear the phrase “person of interest” used in a football context, it’s typically Jim Nantz reminding me that there are CBS shows that I will never watch. But today it’s serious bidness, because Jay Glazer is reporting that the NFL has identified a locker room attendant as a person of deflation interest in the Ballghazi fiasco. The NFL has zeroed in on a locker room attendant with the Patriots who allegedly took balls from officials locker room to another area on way to field. Sources say they have interviewed him and additionally have video. Still gauging if…
  • Peter King Says You Are Demeaning Yourself By Not Being Upset About Marshawn Lynch Grabbing His Crotch

    Christmas Ape
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    ksk When last we left the odious and odoriferous Peter King, he was told by Russell Wilson that God made Wilson throw those four interceptions because it would totally make his NFC Championship victory more exciting. PK also assured us there’s still a place in the world for movie theaters and sampled a beer from this obscure little brewery called Abita that you might have only heard of if you live in one of the 43 states where it’s distributed. But what about this week? Did you know Peter is way too good to overhype Ballghazi even though he already has? It’s true. Now…
  • Richard Sherman on Ballghazi: Patriots Won’t Be Punished So Long As Kraft and Goodell are BFFs

    RobotsFightingDinosaurs
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    twitter Hey! Richard Sherman said another thing! Better check all the sports news sites for the hot takes and responses! Oh, man, Sherman sure says a lot of things! To sum up, in a presser held yesterday upon the Seahawks’ arrival in Phoenix, Sherman was asked for his opinion on Ballghazi. His response, per the Seattle Times, is worth paying attention to. “I think perception is reality. It is what it is. Their resume speaks for itself. You talk about getting close to the line, this and that. I don’t really have a comment about that. Their past is what their past is. Their present…
 
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  • NFL Honors 2015: Date, List of Awards, Predictions and More

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Building another chance to pat itself on the back while filling the gap before Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL will host a lavish ceremony doling out accolades on Saturday night. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the NFL Honors will festoon the small screen with another self-flattering awards show, this one airing Saturday, Jan. 31 on NBC at 9 p.m. ET. As fans anxiously await the big game, it's something to do. Meyers as host proves a no-brainer decision for NBC, home of his late-night talk show and Saturday Night Live, where he formerly anchored the "Weekend Update" desk. He slayed the 2011 ESPYs and should…
  • Manchester United Transfer News: Paul Pogba Rumours Ruled Out by Andrea Pirlo

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    Paul Pogba might leave Serie A side Juventus in the near future. But he won't play for Manchester United again. At least that's the view of ageing Juve playmaker Andrea Pirlo. The well-regarded Italy international told media outlet Telefoot, perManchester Evening News reporter Samuel Luckhurst, that United will have to move on from the player they wasted in 2012. "For whatever reasons they chose not to give him a chance—and that is a mistake they will have to live with now. I can’t see that he (Pogba) will ever return to Manchester United," stated Pirlo. Those…
  • Nebraska Football: Cornhuskers' 3 Most Underrated Recruits of 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    Nebraska football fans have been watching the 2015 class take shape as national signing day on February 4 approaches. Currently, the class sits at 14 and is ranked No. 36 nationally and No. 5 in the Big Ten by 247Sports. New Nebraska head coach Mike Riley is working hard to get his first class in Lincoln filled. While the ranking is alarmingly low, the small number of commits (no school ahead of Nebraska has fewer than 16) should help boost the number by the end of the process. But what shouldn’t be lost in the worry about the overall ranking is the quality of prospects already in the…
  • Manchester United's £1M Replay Against Cambridge Will Improve Minnow's Toilets

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    Cambridge United's 0-0 draw with Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup has the obvious perk of a replay at Old Trafford and a potential seven-figure windfall—and according to the club's chairman, that money will go on improving the club's toilets. Dave Doggett, asked by Steve Stammers of the Daily Mirror what the replay money would go towards, said, "Hopefully we can get the stadium done and start putting in some proper toilets. Some toilets and tea bars and more hospitality...that's what we will do." The Abbey Stadium, where the League Two side plays, has a…
  • Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Issues, Decisions to Shape Copa Del Rey Game

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Atletico Madrid will welcome Barcelona to the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday for the second leg of their quarter-final clash in the Copa del Rey.  Courtesy of a controversial penalty won by Sergio Busquets in the first leg at the Camp Nou, the Catalans carry a 1-0 lead to the Spanish capital for their second meeting and will be buoyed by Atletico's inability to grab an away goal last week.  For Luis Enrique's men, it was a second successive victory over Los Colchoneros after their 3-1 win at home in La Liga earlier this month.  But returning to the Calderon will be a boost for…
 
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  • NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged in 2015 (The Associated Press)

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is ''overwhelmingly popular'' with fans. The Chase was revamped last year into an elimination-style system that created a winner-take-all final race among four drivers. France called it ''perhaps the best Chase ever'' and said the excitement will carry into this season.
  • Kyle Busch annoyed by being mistaken for older brother Kurt (The Associated Press)

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother's personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion. Kurt Busch spent four days over the last two months in a Delaware courtroom as part of a hearing regarding an ex-girlfriend's request for a no-contact order. Patricia Driscoll alleged Busch assaulted her in September during an argument at Dover International Speedway. ''Haven't spoken to him, don't know nothing, trying to stay away from it all and let him handle his business,'' Kyle Busch…
  • Jeff Gordon to be Fox guest analyst during XFINITY season (The Associated Press)

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Fox Sports will use a rotation of drivers, including Jeff Gordon, in its coverage of NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series this season.
  • 4-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after '15 (The Associated Press)

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:40 am
    Jeff Gordon said a year ago that if he won a fifth NASCAR championship in 2014, he'd call it quits on his illustrious career. Instead, this year, his 23rd in NASCAR's elite Cup series, will be his last. When Gordon finally steps out of the famed and sometimes feared No. 24 Chevrolet, he'll close the books on one of the most successful careers in auto racing history. He goes into this final season with 92 wins, trailing only Hall of Fame drivers Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105).
  • Motorsports community reacts to Jeff Gordon's retirement (The Associated Press)

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Some of the reaction to four-time champion Jeff Gordon's announcement that 2015 will be his last season as a full-time NASCAR driver:
 
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  • Williams sisters look to turn back clock in quarters

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena and Venus Williams will be looking to turn back the clock almost six years when they play their quarter-finals at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
  • Berdych ends Nadal tyranny, Murray charges on

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Iron-willed Czech Tomas Berdych ended eight years of tyranny under nemesis Rafa Nadal to storm into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday before his next opponent Andy Murray restored British colonial rule to the floodlit center court.
  • Clinical Murray sends Kyrgios home to think again

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Andy Murray ended the hopes of local tennis fans, and one teenager in particular, with a no-nonsense performance to reach his fifth Australian Open semi-final after a 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 victory over Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday.
  • Nadal disappointed but bows out content with comeback

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A fourth-round thrashing of big-serving South African Kevin Anderson had given Rafa Nadal hope he might be back to his best, but the Spaniard's limited preparations came back to haunt him against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
  • Brilliant Berdych breaks Nadal spell in style

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych played arguably the grand slam quarter-final of his life to end the longest losing streak on the ATP Tour with a 6-2 6-0 7-6(5) victory over Rafa Nadal and advance to the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.
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  • Astros Among Teams With Interest In Kevin Correia

    Jeff Todd
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    The Astros are among the clubs “looking at” righty Kevin Correia, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). Houston is still looking to add depth to the back of its rotation after missing on Ryan Vogelsong, as Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported yesterday. Correia’s most recent work does not inspire much confidence. But he does have a track record of logging innings, a fairly clean medical sheet, and the ability to generate groundballs at a league-average or better clip. The 34-year-old pitched to a 5.44 ERA over 154 frames last year with the Twins and…
  • Central Notes: Ramirez, Shields, Reds

    Steve Adams
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:46 pm
    MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince takes a look at some folks around the league who are, in his view, facing make-or-break seasons. He includes some less obvious names, but two players stand out who could conceivably be All-Stars or become non-tender candidate: Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates and Mike Moustakas of the Royals. Here are some notes from the game’s Central divisions… The Indians had the team’s defense in mind when they traded Asdrubal Cabrera to the Nationals at the July 31 non-waiver deadline, manager Terry Francona explains to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian…
  • Latest On Yoan Moncada

    Jeff Todd
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    The international market provides opportunities to make (mostly) open-market purchases of the rights to the types of players who rarely can be acquired in that manner. Recent years have brought early-prime starters (Masahiro Tanaka, Hyun-jin Ryu), still-youthful sluggers (Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes), and high-upside talents (Yasiel Puig, Jorge Soler). Cuban second baseman Yoan Moncada certainly fits into that last category, rating as the type of player who would be chosen at or near the top of an amateur draft. In that regard, his ultimate payday (bonus plus ~100% penalty) will provide some…
  • Players Avoiding Arbitration: Monday

    Jeff Todd
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Here are the players who have avoided arbitration today: The Rockies have agreed to terms with righty Adam Ottavino, MLB.com’s Thomas Harding reports on Twitter. He receives $1.3MM, per Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). MLBTR/Matt Swartz projected an even $1MM payday for the 29-year-old, first-time-eligible reliever. The club filed at the projected value, while Ottavino countered at $1.425MM, as MLBTR’s Arbitration Tracker shows. Ottavino has both posted solid results and even better peripherals over the past three seasons, with good strikeout and groundball numbers…
  • Mariners Re-Sign Endy Chavez

    Charlie Wilmoth
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    TODAY: The deal is official. Chavez will earn $750K if he makes the big league roster and also can achieve $450K in plate appearance bonuses, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports on Twitter. YESTERDAY: The Mariners have re-signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor-league deal with a Spring Training invitation, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune writes. Previous reports had indicated that a reunion between Chavez and the Mariners was likely. Chavez is represented by the Legacy Agency. Chavez, who turns 37 early next month, collected 258 plate appearances with the Mariners in 2014, hitting…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Josh Alper
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    A look at Bills DE Jerry Hughes as he approaches free agency. How can the Dolphins create cap space for the offseason? The Patriots believe they can run the ball on the Seahawks. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called trading Percy Harvin to the Jets a “difficult choice.” S Matt Elam is hoping to turn things…
  • Fire alarm at Patriots hotel goes off in middle of the night

    Darin Gantt
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    The Patriots ball boy who took the footballs to the bathroom is going to have to make room in the doghouse. Because the guy in charge of wake-up calls at the Patriots’ team hotel is going to be in there with him. Via Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network, the fire alarm at the Patriots…
  • Mel Tucker headed to University of Alabama

    Josh Alper
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    The Bears fired defensive coordinator Mel Tucker after his unit followed up a dismal 2013 season by being as bad or worse in 2014, all of which combined to deal a blow to his reputation as a coach. He’s headed to the college ranks to turn things around. Thayer Evans of SI.com reports that Tucker will…
  • Seahawks, Patriots both saw seasons turn after losses to Chiefs

    Josh Alper
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t make the playoffs this season, but they had a major impact on the playoffs. Last week, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that he felt his team’s play in the second half of a 41-14 loss to the Chiefs in Week Four was a turning point for the team. That loss…
  • Report: Rams interested in trading for Nick Foles

    Michael David Smith
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Last year, the Eagles made one of the most surprising moves of the offseason when they released receiver DeSean Jackson. This year, the Eagles may again make a surprising move by getting rid of starting quarterback Nick Foles. Multiple stories have surfaced this month indicating that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is interested in moving on…
 
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  • Alaskan Resistance to Re-Legalization

    DavidB
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    Alaska voted to re-legalize last November.  It's complicated.   Alaska’s capital is tapping the brakes on recreational marijuana. Lawmakers in Juneau have passed a local ordinance that bans cannabis businesses from opening until at least Oct. 19. It’s more a symbolic move than anything. Marijuana companies likely wouldn’t be able to launch before then anyway, as Alaska’s rec law gives the state until late November to craft rules on the industry. The state also has until Feb. 24, 2016 to actually start issuing business licenses. But entrepreneurs fear the moratorium could set…
  • Don’t Miss “High Maintenance”

    DavidB
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Here's a not-so-new show with a cannabis theme -- High Maintenance. The show has announced new episodes are on the way.   High Maintenance centers around a cannabis dealer known simply as "The Guy" (played by show co-creator Ben Sinclair) who slips in and out of the lives of his clients – an eclectic array of Brooklynites, from the likes of a harried personal assistant buying weed for her boss to a misunderstood asexual magician. In this new batch of episodes, "The Guy" is poised to deliver to a new set of clients, all who have vastly different motivations – or lack there of – for…
  • 180 MMJ Dispensaries in Detroit

    DavidB
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    Sounds like a new city is emerging out of the debris of the older model.   Detroit has quietly, quickly and surprisingly become a major hub for medical marijuana businesses, with an estimated 180 dispensaries now calling the city home, according to a local official’s estimate. Michigan is one of a handful of MMJ states in the country that doesn’t have a regulatory infrastructure in place for the industry. As such, it’s difficult to keep track of just how many MMJ dispensaries are actually operating at a given time. But 180 in a single municipality is a significant increase from…
  • Re-Legalizing the East Coast

    DavidB
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Okay, Vermont is not strictly speaking on the coast, but you get the idea.    Legalizing recreational marijuana production, distribution and possession in Vermont could generate significant tax revenues, but also involves costs and important decisions about how best to regulate the substance, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The report makes clear that if Vermont chooses to remove its prohibition on producing and selling marijuana, lawmakers will have many choices to make about who will supply it, who can buy it, if and how it will be taxed, and how it will be regulated. The…
  • Kentucky May Consider De-Crim

    DavidB
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    De-crim is not re-legalization, but any rejection of eighty years of lies and fear -- cannabis prohibition -- in the nations heartland, is significant.   A Senate lawmaker has filed legislation, Senate Bill 79, the Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act, to decriminalize the adult possession of marijuana in Kentucky. This Act makes the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana a civil violation, punishable by a fine of no more than $75 — no arrest, no jail, and no criminal record. Under current state law, marijuana possession is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to 45 days in jail and a…
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  • Super Bowl XLIX NFL Pick

    LestersLegends
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Pro Bowl Result: 0-1 Regular Season Lock Picks: 20-12 (.625) Regular Season Total:  154-85-1 (.644) Playoffs Picks:  8-2 (.800) Pro Bowl: 0-1 Overall Total:  162-88-1 (.647) Super Bowl XLIX Pick New England Patriots
  • Will DeflateGate Impact Super Bowl XLIX?

    LestersLegends
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    Super Bowl XLIX is less than a week away. There will still be plenty of DeflateGate talk during Super Bowl Week, but other topics and storylines will arise? Will any of those stories have an impact on the Super Bowl? Will DeflateGate hurt or hinder the New England Patriots? The Patriots are no strangers to controversy. They dealt with Spygate in the past and were able to keep their winning ways intact. With so much at stake on Sunday, look for the Patriots to focus on the task at hand. The Patriots will have to deal with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks’ imposing defense…
  • 2014-15 NFL Picks – Pro Bowl

    LestersLegends
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    Conference Championship Round Results:  2-0 Regular Season Lock Picks: 20-12 (.625) Regular Season Total:  154-85-1 (.644) Playoffs Picks:  8-2 (.800) Overall Total:  162-87-1 (.650) Pro Bowl Pick: Team Carter
  • 2014-15 NFL Conference Championship Fantasy Football TE Rankings

    LestersLegends
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here are the Lester’s Legends tight end rankings for the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2014-15 NFL Playoffs. 1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski averaged 74.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He had 108 yards and a touchdown in the playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. Gronk had 71 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts. 2. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts Coby Fleener averaged 48.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game, but finished the year averaging 61.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in the final five games of the regular…
  • Revisiting the 2014 Rookie Wide Receivers

    LestersLegends
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    . The 2014 wide receiver draft class was one for the ages. It yielded four high-end dynasty options and a few other solid options. 1. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants Odell Beckham, Jr.  had 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games. His jaw-dropping catches made him a human highlight reel. Not only is he the top in his class, he’s already among the top in the league. ODB averaged 123.3 yards with 11 touchdowns in the final 10 games of the year. He’s locked in with Eli Manning, which should make a sophomore slump unlikely. 2. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mike Evans had…
 
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • I'm back and I'm twice as paternal now.

    BikeSnobNYC
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    ("No, I said bundle of joy, you idiot!")Firstly, thank you for indulging my absence as I took a week to get my baby-rearing legs back.  Thanks also for your well-wishings, for those of you who extended them.  Here are answers to some of your questions:--Regarding genderway, to quote Luca Brasi, the child is a "masculine child;"--Regarding nameway, after much deliberation we went with Masterlink Derailleur Hanger Pump Peg Rock Machine;--Regarding the delivery, it was an artisanal birth, complete with kiddie pool in the living room, iTunes playlist consisting of Indian ragas, a Wiccan…
  • This Just In: I'm Going On Maternity Leave!

    BikeSnobNYC
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    (The stork preparing to deliver a bundle of both joy and racism in Disney's dated and off-putting 1941 classic, "Dumbo.")I am very pleased to report that over the holiday weekend our family welcomed a brand-new human child.  This means we now have eighteen (18) children, or two (2), depending on how you count.  This also means that I'll be exercising my contractually guaranteed right to maternity leave (the Blogger's Union fought long and hard for this), and will hereby be extending my absence to Monday, January 26th, at which point I'll resume regular updates.That should be enough…
  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    BikeSnobNYC
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    ***Apologies!  I totally forgot to mention this blog will be closed on Monday, January 19th, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Well, I shouldn't say the blog is closed, because you're still free to come here and read it.  What I mean is that I won't be updating it.  I will, however, return on Tuesday, January 20th with regular updates.  Thank you very much for understanding, and if you don't like it may Dr. King come back and smite you.  Amen.***You know how the second it starts snowing anyplace in America all the drivers lose what…
  • Survey Says: There Is No Tri; There Is Only Duh.

    BikeSnobNYC
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Did you know the TV show "Family Feud" still exists?  Well, incredibly, it does, though presumably only so they can continue to use it as the premise for "Saturday Night Live" skits.  Even more surprisingly, it turns out they also have "Family Feud" in Australia--though unsurprisingly they use it to bait cyclists, since Australia is arguably the least bike-friendly country on the planet:But Australian cyclist community were less than amicable when their national Family Feud broadcast chose the category "What is something annoying that a cyclist might do?" for its game show question,…
  • It's Wednesday! Cheer Up, We're All Doomed!

    BikeSnobNYC
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    Subsequent to the cancelled-and-then-postponed 2015 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships in Austin, TX earlier this week, the cycling world remains plunged in debate, analysis, and recrimination with regard to just what went wrong.Just kidding.The racing is over, the trees are still standing, and nobody cares anymore.That's why I'm putting in a bid with USA Cycling to host the race on behalf of the New York Botanical Garden:This great New York City attraction and national landmark will make a thrilling venue, and I've scoped out an "epic" course that will take riders through a…
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    Horse racing | The Guardian

  • Sean Abbott wins Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award

    Chris Stocks in Perth
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    • Abbott wins Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award in Australia• Bowler thanks family and cricket community for their support • Abbott tipped for big things after Sixers crush Renegades in Big Bash Continue reading...
  • Talking Horses: Win a Cheltenham Festival bet in our tips competition

    Chris Cook and Tony Paley
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    Champion trainer Paul Nicholls believes Zarkandar remains his chief hope of success in the World HurdleTony Paley: Champion trainer Paul Nicholls believes Zarkandar remains his chief hope of success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and thinks the bookmakers are wrong to have his runner longer odds than Saphir Du Rheu. Continue reading...
  • Michael Clarke row poses threat to Australia’s bid for World Cup glory

    Chris Stocks in Perth
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:57 am
    • Captain and Cricket Australia believed to be in dispute over his fitness • Clarke struggling to be ready in time for next month’s tournament• Mike Selvey on the rise of Australia’s new leader Steve Smith Continue reading...
  • Pakistan’s Haris Sohail traumatised after meeting hotel ‘ghost’ in New Zealand

    Associated Press
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    • All-rounder ‘visibly shaken’ by a ‘supernatural something’• Christchurch hotel’s management says it knows of ‘no active ghost’• The Joy of Six: sports ghost stories Continue reading...
  • Rafael Nadal blames Australian Open exit on injuries – video

    Guardian Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    Rafael Nadal, the world no3, says he lacked the right intensity and confidence to win against Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Nadal says he made it easy for Berdych to win the match but says he lacked his usual rhythm due to his recovery from appendicitis and a wrist injury several months ago Continue reading...
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • Fritz Martin Management Signs T.J. Yeldon

    Cameron Chung
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    University of Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has signed with Fritz Martin Management for brand management and endorsements. It appears that Fritz Martin will not be handling the team contract negotiations for Yeldon. T.J. Yeldon was the part of a 2 headed monster running attack at Alabama, along...
  • Ex-Sports Agent, Stacy Jenson, Avoids Jail Time…For Now

    Zach Seybert
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    Ex-highflying sports agent, Stacy Jenson, is currently awaiting trial on charges of fraud, to which she pleaded not guilty to 17 federal counts of fraud relating to allegations of stealing more than $1.9 million from a former employer. However, after allegations of new financial crimes were...
  • Six Questions With Jim Convertino, Director Of The Professional Athletes & Entertainers Division Of Britton Gallagher

    Cameron Chung
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    The following “Six Questions” short interview with Jim Convertino, Director of the Professional Athletes & Entertainers division at Britton Gallagher, was conducted by our Contributing Writer Cameron Chung. Connect with the PAE division on LinkedIn & Twitter. (1) What is your exact title...
  • Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi Signs With Athletes First

    Zach Seybert
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi has signed with Ryan Williams of Athletes First, according to a Tweet by Liz Mullen. This signing comes after Ogbuehi tore his ACL in the Liberty Bowl on December 29, 2014 vs. West Virginia. According to Rand Getlin’s Twitter, Ogbuehi will be ready for training...
  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (1/23/2015)

    Cameron Chung
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    With the Superbowl just over a week away, it’s always interesting to see what the headlines are leading up to the game. “Deflategate” seems to have taken over both traditional and social media. Personally, I think it will only benefit the ratings that the SuperBowl will have....
 
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    The Science of Sport

  • A career change and high performance organizations: The good, the bad & the ugly

    Ross
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    A career change, new challenges and musings about high performance set up a brief thought on what makes good, bad and ugly teams The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • 2015 Genie: Three wishes for the year

    Ross
    3 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    Three wishes for 2015 - a doping focus on a sport other than cycling, more head-to-head competition, and less force-feeding of cherries and extreme science. None are likely true, but one can wish... The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • 2014 Wrap Part 2: The science of sport review

    Ross
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    In the second part of my 2014 Review series, I look at three of the sports science stories that made news - the sub-2 hour marathon, doping in the marathon & Justin Gatlin's great year The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • 2014 Wrap Part 1: Week by week musings

    Ross
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    A look back at 2014, using my weekly "Times" newspaper column to cover some of the biggest sporting stories and their management and scientific implications. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • The 2-hour marathon and the 4-min mile

    Ross
    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...
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • Dogs That are Due, But Don’t

    Eb
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    “This dog is due.” How many times have you heard someone say that at the track? Have you ever really thought about what that means? Does it mean the dog should run in the money in this race? If so, … Continue reading → Related posts: Happy Holidays and Best Wishes For the Coming Year
  • Stand Here and Win More at the Greyhound Races

    Eb
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    Good greyhound handicappers always try to watch the races they bet on. They don’t bet and then go get a coffee and watch the race in replays. They watch the race as its happening. If they can, they stand outside, … Continue reading → Related posts: How to Handicap Route Races, Book Excerpt Greyhound Racing Tips – The Next Best Thing to a Sure Thing Can You Apply Dog Racing Handicapping to Horse Racing?
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    The Surfboard Man.com

  • Sally Fitzgibbons | A Retrospective

    Chase
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
  • How Your Body Language Affects Your Surfing Performance

    Chase
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    I am a big fan of TED talks because they are inspiring, educational and downright interesting. From health and science to social issues; these talks cover a wide variety of important topics and feature some of the most progressive industry experts. One TED talk that stood out to me in particular was Amy Cuddy who talked about how one's body language shapes who they are. While this talk offers practical for those going on a 1st date, a big job interview or asking for a raise at their current job, I can't help but it apply it to surfing.This past week I went surfing and the waves were much…
  • Buy Yourself a New Wetsuit

    Chase
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    If you are getting extremely cold while surfing, feel like your endurance and fitness when paddling is decreasing or haven't bought a new wetsuit in the past 4 years, then go to a surf shop and buy a new wetsuit today. I know what I am talking about, because the above criteria perfectly described me at the beginning of the year. I bought my last 4/3 Rip Curl Wetsuit in 2010 and have used it until the shoulders were beginning to wear through. I was getting pretty cold whenever I surfed, wasn't having as much fun and was spending way to much energy trying to paddle in a wetsuit that was…
  • 2 Weeks in Hawaii

    Chase
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
  • Free Diving | Woods Cove, Laguna Beach

    Chase
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    When the waves go flat, you have two options: sit at home or get in the water and have some fun. Earlier this week I opted for the second option and went free diving with some friends in Laguna Beach. While Laguna Beach is a very popular beach town for tourists, there is still plenty to explore once you get in the water including underwater tunnels, plenty of reefs, natural pools and natural blowholes. We ended up swimming about to 2 miles round trip as we ventured south from Woods Cove, which is the perfect place to start your day. It's a super mellow beach with easy parking and…
 
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  • NBA News: Player News and Updates for 1/27/15

    Andrew
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    We NBA fans have been fortunate over the past several days, as there has been a steady stream of games coming our way. That will continue this evening with six more matchups on the schedule. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and noteworthy players in today’s wrap-up. Grizzlies-Magic: Memphis’ long home-stand is over now, but they ended it on a good note. The Grizzlies took it to the Magic 103-94 on the strength of Zach Randolph’s 24 points and 10 rebounds. Marc Gasol also had a double-double on 16 points and 10 rebounds of his own. It was Memphis’ third…
  • NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/27/15

    Andrew
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    The countdown to the Super Bowl stands at five days, and the anticipation is running high. We’ll be seeing lots of NFL coverage in the days leading up to the big game, so in the meantime let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news. It’ll be interesting to see what the Eagles end up doing with quarterback Nick Foles this off-season. They’re reportedly mulling their options when it comes to the third-year vet, and there’s no shortage of teams with potential interest. According to sources familiar with the situation, the Titans and Texans may be interested…
  • Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Waiver Wire Update 1/27

    Andrew
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    The NHL is officially back tonight with a busy set of games coming our way. That means there’s plenty to do with regards to your fantasy hockey roster, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the hot trends on the waiver wire coming out of the All-Star break. Here’s a closer look at the numbers. Anton Forsberg, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: With Sergei Bobrovsky gone due to a groin injury, Forsberg has bee burning up the waiver wire charts with his expected recall from the AHL. He’s got a lot of people talking thanks to a .930 save percentage and 1.96 GAA in the minors. Forsberg is…
  • Mavericks vs. Grizzlies - 1/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    Mitch
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    The Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies face off on Tuesday at the American Airlines Center in NBA action. The Dallas Mavericks are 30-15 this season but they are coming off of losses in their last two games. The Mavericks averaging 107.8 points per game and they are shooting 47.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 101.8 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. Monta Ellis leads the Mavs averaging 20.3 points per game. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.9 points and 6.0 rebounds, Chandler Parsons is averaging 15.4 points, and Rajon Rondo is averaging…
  • Millwall vs Reading 01/27/2015 Championship Preview, Odds and Prediction

    Anthony
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    Interesting relegation battle here as Millwall host Reading at the Den. Millwall are deep in a relegation battle and Ian Holloway knows his side must start picking up points or they are going to become isolated. The main problme for Millwall has been scoring goals scott Mcdonald has struggled up front and the top scorer Gregory only has four goals. If Holloway is to save Millwall again then they simply must start winning their home games. With five losses in their last six at home that is relegation form. Reading themselves have really struggled this year and are only seven points ahead of…
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    DailyStoke's Daily Dose

  • Tribute for Ricardo Dos Santos

    SurfBrudda
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:54 pm
    At about noon on January 20, 2015, Ricardo Dos Santos passed away after fighting to stay alive from three fatal gunshot wounds. Dos Santos was only 24 years of age and had a bright surfing career in head of him.... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Wave Works Surf Shop Review

    SurfBrudda
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    Being apart of the surf industry and turning it into a reality is one of the ideal dreams almost every surfer has. Surfers attain this dream either at a young or old age. Some surfers want to be professional sponsored... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Surfboard Shaping 101 with Joel Fitzgerald

    Surfrider
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
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  • Incognito Surf King of the West Coast

    SurfBrudda
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
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  • JOB Double Soft Top Transfer

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    12 Jan 2015 | 4:40 pm
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

    17 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    As usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grumpy from a lack of energy, new knowledge about the brain details how sleep affects not only their physiological functions but also their ability to learn new skills.The more well-known sleep state known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is the dreammaker that tries to put our day’s activities into the…
  • For Aaron Rodgers, Practice Makes Perfect Motor Skills

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    During a Green Bay Packers win over the Atlanta Falcons earlier this season, Peter King, the NFL's dean of sportswriters, found a new level of respect for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Here's how King described one particular third and two play late in the first quarter:"At the snap, Rodgers’ first look, a long one, was to the left for Nelson. Well covered. Quickly Rodgers turned to the right, to where Cobb was planting his foot in the ground three or four yards upfield and preparing to run a simple in-cut; at the same time, his cover man, cornerback Desmond Trufant, was going to…
  • 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…
 
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    Sports Networker

  • The Mobile Marketer’s Guide to NFL Fans (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Diane Anderson
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    With the Super Bowl fast approaching, you could say this is prime time for the NFL both on the field and off it for marketers. That’s because NFL fans in particular are passionate about their teams, and their phones. Mobile devices are creating new opportunities for brands to connect with specific audiences. ThinkNear recently looked at the NFL fanbase to better understand their mobile usage patterns and identify strategies to engage with fans in the locations that matter most. They then threw all that information into an infographic. Have a look. The post The Mobile Marketer’s…
  • 5 Steps to Transition from Athlete to Entrepreneurship

    Chris Smith
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Turns out this guy has had some success with entrepreneurship as well When the time comes for an athlete to move from the playing field to the boardroom, lots of questions arise: “What career path should I follow? What am I best suited to do given my unique traits as an athlete? How will I find professional fulfillment?” After a successful stint as a student-athlete at the University of Hawaii (a proud member of the 1999 championship football team) and Missouri State University, the answer for me was simple: entrepreneurship. Here are the five steps that helped me, and can help you,…
  • Bracing for Charger Departure, San Diego Padres Bolster Roster

    Jennifer Smith
    9 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The last few weeks have seen some significant changes in on-field personnel for the San Diego Padres. A.J. Preller’s August arrival was clearly the beginning of a paradigm shift in the organization, one that’s quickly putting new faces in the dugout. The resulting surge in season ticket sales has been cause for optimism throughout the front office, especially in light of the biggest elephant in the room: the possibility of the Chargers leaving town, and the implications of being the only show in San Diego. It would be a situation that is largely without precedent. NFL teams have…
  • Top 5 Most Engaging NFL Twitter Accounts

    Nathan Brown
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Many NFL teams can attest that success on the gridiron doesn’t always translate into success in the Twittersphere. For NFL Twitter accounts, it’s all about fostering meaningful relationships with followers through timely and consistent engagement. Tweeting regularly is a key component of this strategy. Each tweet has the potential to either attract new followers or solidify the relationship with existing ones. That’s why all NFL franchises dedicate so much time and manpower to ensuring that their social media teams keep churning out those tweets. So which team is doing it best at the…
  • Manchester United’s Business Model

    Michael Ray
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Sir Matt Busby has said at Manchester United, they strive for perfection – and if they fail to attain that, they “might just have to settle for excellence.” Manchester United and Their Business Model Manchester United manage and operate their business as one single reporting segment, which is to say they view themselves as operating a professional sports team. Their revenue, on the other hand, is broken down into three reporting segments: matchday revenue, commercial revenue and broadcasting revenue. Matchday Revenue Manchester United consider themselves to have one of the most…
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    Eleven Warriors

  • Tuesday Skull Session

    DJ Byrnes
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Today's' Skull Session will be served after I get done flogging myself for not thinking of the nickname "Teflon Wizard" for Ezekiel Elliott. It. was. right. there. for. the. taking. *shakes fist at sky* ICYMI: With February 4th's National Signing Day looming, Urban Meyer went and flipped a 2015 Kentucky commit/three-star Pickerington Central DT, Da'Von Hamilton, to the good guys last night. Today is the first day of winter workouts for the football team. (If you're up early enough, you can probably hear Mickey Marotti bellowing "WHAT NATIONAL TITLE, YOU FAT SCRUBS!?" from anywhere inside…
  • The Hurry Up: The Isaiah Prince Saga, 2016 Defensive Ends Abound, Carlton Davis Concerns and More.

    Jeremy Birmingham
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    PRINCE GETS ROYAL TREATMENT So, it was Isaiah Prince. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Prince, a Greenbelt, Maryland native and Alabama commitment, visited Ohio State this weekend and did so without informing the Crimson Tide coaching staff. The decision to make a "secret" visit a day after committing could be viewed a number of different ways but it's impossible to see it as anything less than a good thing for the Buckeyes and Maryland, both of whom were surprised by Prince's sudden commitment. There is a train of thought that would suggest Bama pushed for a decision by telling the lineman…
  • Video: Bad British Commentary of the National Championship Game

    11W Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfUAtU1Y2Hw You've may have seen Bad British Commentary videos before, but we're pretty sure this is the first time you've ever heard Jalin Marshall referred to as “Crunchy Delight.” It's almost as much fun as thinking of Ezekiel Elliott as “Crikey O'Blimey.”
  • Jae'Sean Tate Makes Up For Lack of Size With Heart, Energy, Hustle

    Tim Shoemaker
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    Take a glance up and down Ohio State's roster and you'll find 10 of its 13 players are listed at 6-foot-5 or taller. Jae'Sean Tate is not one of those 10, but that doesn't really matter. Because even though he stands just 6-foot-4, Tate plays just as big — if not bigger than — any of the other Buckeyes. "Jae'Sean played like he was 7-foot-5 tonight down there around the basket," Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said following Sunday's 82-70 win over Indiana. Matta said it in a joking manner, but it also rang true. Against the Hoosiers — a team that because of injuries doesn't play a…
  • More People Attended Ohio State's Championship Celebration Than A Lot of Power 5 Programs Averaged in Home Attendance

    DJ Byrnes
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    According to The Ohio State University, 45,000 people attended its national title celebration on Saturday in a frostbitten Horseshoe. It was, by all accounts, a raucous and jovial celebration. And while 45,000 might seem like a paltry number for an event held at the Horseshoe, we now have some perspective on that number thanks to John Solomon of CBSSports.com. Thanks to Solomon's tracking of home attendance numbers, which hit the lowest mark in fourteen years this past season, we now know which programs, on average, were outdrawn by Ohio State's national title celebration: SCHOOL AVG. HOME…
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  • QOTD – 1/27/15

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    You have been tasked by the NFL with providing feedback on the Pro Bowl to the owners and commish of the NFL.  What do you say?  What is your plan for the future?  If the Pro Bowl isn't the answer, can you provide something that brings in revenue for the NFL?  If so, what?
  • Musings From The Hoodwood 1–27

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    RIP Mr, Cub  Greetings from the Hoodwood where the flags are at half-staff for Mr. Cub Coach K gets his grand victory I’ve never been much of a Duke fan, I think they are the poster boy of the snobby ACC. I detested Duke for being the ones that the pundits pointed to as basketball the “right way” and how they celebrated when Duke stunned UNLV in the 1991 national semifinals in a game I still swear was fixed to give UNLV their comeuppance. The thing is as much as detested the school and program. I actually respected Mike Krzyzewski, he always seemed like a coach who actually believed in…
  • Tuesday's Tantrum – 1/27/15

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Hello boys and girls and welcome to the tantrums, where your Uncle B.O.B. is starting to look forward.  No offense to January, but to me it is the worst month of the year and I’m glad we’re almost out.  I’m excited because now we can start to look at other sports besides football.  I hope you don’t mind, but even though it’s January, I have a lot of MLB takes this week.  I know it’s early, but I saw a lot going on so I’m taking advantage.  But first: An anniversary of sorts.  Four years ago yesterday I was “laid off” as part of a corporate restructuring.  I’m not…
  • Wrapping up Sunday's Basketball Action

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Before checking out for the next couple of days thanks to the Snowpocalypse, I thought I'd take the time to wrap up the action from Sunday afternoon and evening featuring the basketball teams I follow. There is one bit of non-basketball action to mention first though. The Boston College football team will be looking for another offensive coordinator before the start of next season. After two seasons in the job, Ryan Day has left to join the Philadelphia Eagles as the team's new QB coach. He replaces Bill Musgrave in that position. BOSTON CELTICS The Celtics were down big in their game against…
  • QOTD – 1/26/15

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Disclaimer: I want to keep this NFL - non-football inflating related all week, so bear w/me. Which of the 32 NFL franchises is America's REAL Team and why?
 
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    Peak Performance: The Blog

  • Performance: A Function of Talent, Skills, Preparation, and Mindset

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    I am a performance video junkie.  In following people on Facebook or perusing YouTube videos, I have watched an abnormally crazy number of great performance videos related to all types of activities. What has been amazing to me about the comments (beside the incredibly inappropriate and/or negative ones) is the frequency of comments about how talented the performer is.  The second most frequent comment is how the viewer wished he/she could do that.These comments provide great insight into the type of mental conditioning that is so pervasive and so counterproductive to success and…
  • Tony Romo's Playoff Composure

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    "You just have to stay in the moment and understand the game, It doesn't end after the first quarter, second quarter. You just have to keep calm. I've played enough games to understand that. Maybe I didn't do that as well when I was younger.''-Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, after a 24-20 comeback wild-card playoff victory over the Detroit Lions.  Romo provided leadership to the Cowboys with his perseverance, tenacity, composure, and experience.  After being down 20-7 to the Lions, the Cowboys with Romo at the helm, bounced back and took over the game with 17…
  • 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…
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  • Diamond Renews as Official Softball of the NPF

    WomenTalkSports
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Nashville, TN – January 26, 2015 – National Pro Fastpitch announced an agreement between the league and Diamond Sports that extends the sporting goods manufacturer as the Official Ball of the NPF through the 2017 season. Diamond became the Official Ball of the NPF in 2006. The NPF 2015 season will mark the 10th anniversary of the NPF/Diamond relationship. The ball category is one of only three exclusive partner/supplier categories that currently exist in the NPF, with the helmet and uniform as the other two. “We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with Diamond Sports…
  • Amy Begley, 2008 Olympian, on her new job at the Atlanta Track Club Head Coach

    WomenTalkSports
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Amy Begley, the new coach of the Atlanta Track Club, photo courtesy of ATC The Atlanta Track Club is in the midst of monumental changes within their organization. Their long term sponsorship agreement with the Mizuno brand was announced less than three months ago.  The appointment of Amy Begley, who many remember for her gutty run in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000 meters, as head coach of the Atlanta Track Club was their next announcement. In this interview, Carolyn Mather, a long time journalist for the Running Journal and Racing South, provided RunBlogRun with this interview of Amy…
  • Colonials clean the glass

    Swish Appeal Queenie
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just the Facts, Ma’am: A 63-38 rebounding edge for George Washington overcame 27.5% shooting in the Colonials’ 67-48 win at La Salle. Jonquel Jones led the way for George Washington with 12 points and 16 rebounds. Micahya Owens led La Salle with 12 points. For ugly, definite articles, delayed reactions, buff and blue, stairs, questionable manners, and so very many missed shots, join your intrepid blogger after the jump. Hey, y’all! So we came down to Philadelphia to watch Seton Hall play Villanova yesterday, and to see St. John’s play Villanova tomorrow. Today we…
  • Interesting day in Parityville

    Sue Favor
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:51 pm
    UTSA upset #24 Western Kentucky by the slimmest of margins, 64-63. #3 Baylor trounced Kansas State, 68-46, for their 17th straight win. Cal State Northridge toppled Long Beach State, 67-52, by rallying. They snapped the 49ers 15-game winning streak. Kansas got past West Virginia, 65-59. Oklahoma ground out the victory over Texas Tech, 70-64. TCU downed Oklahoma State, 71-62. The Cowgirls have dropped three in a row. BYU edged San Diego, 54-50. Green Bay put away Detroit, 75-58, and made a program record 16 three-point shots in the process. Louisiana Tech routed Rice, 88-71. UC Riverside held…
  • Pirates fend off Wildcats

    Swish Appeal Queenie
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just the Facts, Ma’am: Villanova could never quite overcome a strong start by Seton Hall, and the Pirates claimed a 59-56 victory at the Pavilion. Daisha Simmons led the way with 19 points and 13 rebounds, getting help on the scoreboard from Ka-Deidre Simmons (15) and Tabatha Richardson-Smith (11) and on the backboard from Janee Johnson (12 rebounds). Villanova put four in doubles in the loss, led by 15 points from Emily Leer. For digging the long ball, road tripping with favorite allies, decorating Moooose, parenthetical asides, ride mooching, rocking out, placards, and purple hair,…
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  • Things Boyfriends Do That Secretly Annoy Their Girlfriends

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    8 Jan 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Things Boyfriends Do That Secretly Annoy Their Girlfriends Is it that time of month?” Check out more awesome BuzzFeedViolet videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedviolet MUSIC Quaaludes Licensed via Warner Chappell Product... From: BuzzFeedViolet Views: 1200728 21118 ratings Time: 02:19 More in Entertainment
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    21 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Try Guys Try Nude Modeling The Try Guys bare it all and learn how to pose from the Naked Rowers. See more of the Try Guys on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tryguys See the full pho... From: BuzzFeedVideo Views: 2622631 43947 ratings Time: 05:26 More in Entertainment
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    In April, Mr. Schneiderman’s office began a $5 million program to reimburse police departments across the state for purchases of naloxone. Since then, Mr. Schneiderman said, the insurance price paid by departments has surged. Los Angeles DUI Attorney Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that a city his opponents once said would grow more dangerous under his watch had, in fact, become even safer. click here Laurie Sperring at Rikers Island jail complex.Heroin Takes Over a House, and Mom, on New York’s Staten Island Phoenix DUI Attorney The strongly worded two-page letter amplified…
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    Are you ready to lose a quarter of your staff? However unwelcome the thought may be, it’s a plight many insurance agencies will face as an click here industry employment crisis looms on the horizon. “Messages need to avoid a focus on selling insurance, as this was the most common reason why millennials were not interested in working in the insurance industry,” the survey found. “Also, the messaging needs to combat the image of a read boring industry.” read more “We’ve been doing a lot of hiring, hiring into junior positions,” said Belyea, who…
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  • Infographic Friday: Super Bowl XLIX Economics

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s content comes to us from TiqIQ who put together this “Econ 101″ infographic for Super Bowl XLIX. It shows averages price per game over the last six years, comparison of face value to the “get-in” price, year over year attendance, ticket distribution percentages, flight and hotel costs, ratings and more. Click here to view the original post on the TiqIQ Blog. View original image TiqIQ Super Bowl Infographic
  • Reese’s Sponsorship of the Senior Bowl Pays Off

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    Tweet Today’s post is courtesy of new contributor Mike Mahoney. Year round interest of the NFL is growing, no secret about that. The NFL Draft gives all teams hope for next year and with 30 teams out of the running after the conference championship games have ended, millions of fans are looking for hope.  The Senior Bowl in Mobile is now the kickoff of draft season and 2015 marks the second season for the Reese’s Senior Bowl title sponsorship. The game will feature many of the games top college senior’s as they vie to play on Sundays. Honestly I don’t know if the sponsorship is…
  • Krispy Kreme and #DeflateGate

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    Tweet Earlier today, the @KrispyKreme Twitter account posted a funny response to the recent New England Patriots controversy around deflated footballs: Fully filled #DeflateGate pic.twitter.com/CRKA3G9ZcQ — krispykreme (@krispykreme) January 21, 2015 So far, the photo has been retweeted over 3000 times and that number is sure to grow quickly. While the photo is quite clever with relevant timing, when I see this, I always ask if it’s the right strategic decision. Humor is valuable, but this is humor with a negative spin, which can have consequences. As Darren Rovell pointed out in…
  • Renewals Via Google Hangout

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:31 am
    Tweet In yesterday’s Tao of Sports email newsletter (go subscribe right now, then come back and finish reading), I noticed this fun example of how a staff member at the Sacramento Kings used a Google Hangout to renew their first 2015-16 season ticket holder – check out the recording below: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k0pUlHsE0k So why is this worth sharing? There are a few reasons: As Troy mentions in his newsletter, Google Hangouts are another tool in the toolkit to help “build a deeper connection…through digital media.” Hangouts get you face-to-face with the…
  • Don’t Miss #SBNight in Boston

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    Tweet It’s time for another Boston #SBNight Networking Event! When: 01/21/2015 from 6:00 to 8:30PM’ Where: West End Johnnie’s (138 Portland Street, Boston) Come out and network with other sports business professionals that work or live in the Boston area. All backgrounds are welcome, from those just starting out to industry veterans. Make sure to pass this along to any friends and colleagues that would also be interested in attending, and remember, there is one “rule” for these events – no resumes. This event is all about networking and making valuable…
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  • Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 1-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:49 pm
    The Memphis Grizzlies are headed to the road to play the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game set to go on Tuesday January 27th. GRIZZLIES 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 NBA odds from this game have the home side Dallas Mavericks the -4 ½ point wagering favorite with a total lined at 201 points. Memphis improves to 32-12 on the season following the 103-94 home victory on Monday to the Orlando…
  • Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 1-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    The Florida Gators are hitting the road in SEC conference play to meet the Alabama Crimson Tide in an NCAA college basketball game set for Tuesday January 27th. FLORIDA VS ALABAMA FREE NCAA BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Dial 1-888-711-4311 to receive this free pick by phone immediately. Outside of the US and Canada to receive this free pick by phone with no charge Click Here. Tip off time from Alabama is set for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN. The wagering odds from this game have the home side Alabama Crimson Tide the -2…
  • Xavier Musketeers vs. Georgetown Hoyas Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 1-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    The Xavier Musketeers are hitting the road in Big East conference action to face the Georgetown Hoyas in an NCAA college basketball game scheduled for Tuesday January 27th. XAVIER VS GEORGETOWN FREE NCAA BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Dial 1-888-711-4311 to receive this free pick by phone immediately. Outside of the US and Canada to receive this free pick by phone with no charge Click Here. Tip off time from Georgetown is slated for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1. The odds from this contest have the home side…
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Michigan Wolverines Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 1-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    The Nebraska Cornhuskers will hit the highway in Big Ten conference action to play the Michigan Wolverines in an NCAA college basketball game set for Tuesday January 27th. NEBRASKA VS MICHIGAN FREE NCAA BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Dial 1-888-711-4311 to receive this free pick by phone immediately. Outside of the US and Canada to receive this free pick by phone with no charge Click Here. Game time from Michigan is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN TV. The wagering odds from this game have the home side Michigan…
  • West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas St Wildcats Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 1-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:42 pm
    The West Virginia Mountaineers are headed to the road in Big 12 conference action to face the Kansas St Wildcats in an NCAA college basketball game set for Tuesday January 27th. WEST VIRGINIA VS KANSAS ST FREE NCAA BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Dial 1-888-711-4311 to receive this free pick by phone immediately. Outside of the US and Canada to receive this free pick by phone with no charge Click Here. Start time from Kansas St is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN2. The odds from this contest have the home side Kansas St…
 
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  • Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in New Zealand hotel

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Karachi: Pakistan’s promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the management to shift him to another room. According to media reports, Sohail woke up in the night scared, insisting there was a supernatural presence in his room. The youngster insisted on shifting to another room and by that time had developed high fever after which the team authorities pressed the hotel management to change his room immediately. Perhaps this is the first time a Pakistani cricketer has faced a problem of this kind on tour as…
  • Australian Open: Tomas Berdych shocks Rafael Nadal in quarter-final; ends 17-match hoodoo against Spaniard

    Gautam
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    ‘Clay King’ Rafael Nadal suffered a straight-sets quarterfinal loss against Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych, who ended a 17-match losing streak against the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semifinals. Seventh seed Berdych thrashed Nadal 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) and would next face Andy Murray or Nick Kyrgios in the last four. An 18th successive defeat for Berdych would have helped Nadal set a new record for men’s tennis. Berdych, who began working with Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu at the end of 2014, said that it feels ‘great’, adding that the…
  • Bhupathi out of mixed doubles in Australian Open

    Gautam
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:42 am
    Mahesh Bhupathi went out of the mixed doubles competition following a first-round loss, even as India’s junior tennis players began their campaign on a positive note in the Australian Open on Saturday. Bhupathi and his Australian partner Jarmila Gajdosova frittered away early advantage to lose 6-4 6-7 (7) (8-10) to Chinese Taipei’s Hao-Ching Chan and Brit Jamie Murray in a contest which lasted one hour and 40 minutes. The Indo-Australian pair made a strong start, breaking its rivals once, to clinch the opening set in 29 minutes, saving four break points in the process. But Chan and Murray…
  • Race for BCCI president gathers pace

    Gautam
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:29 am
    The race for the post of president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has begun to gather pace with opposition growing to a possible bid from N. Srinivasan, who had stepped aside, to hang on to the position. The Supreme Court’s judgment on Thursday has put a question mark on support for Mr. Srinivasan even among his loyalists. According to some senior Board functionaries whom The Hindu spoke to, the trend points to a change at the top with an aim to improve the image of the Board. Many names have been doing the rounds for the president’s post, including those of Rajiv…
  • BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to WICB

    Gautam
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:28 am
    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued an ultimatum to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), demanding that it furnish the $41.97 million damages caused by the Caribbean team’s infamous mid-tour pull-out last year. In a fresh letter to WICB President Dave Cameron and the inter-governmental Caribbean community (CARICOM) secretary general Irwin LaRocque, the BCCI has demanded that compensation be paid at the earliest for West Indies’ “sudden, arbitrary withdrawal” from the tour of India last October. “When CARICOM intervened in the dispute and requested BCCI to…
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  • Common asked questions on indoor sports

    Emily Brown
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    How much room is needed to fit sport court in my yard? The room required heavily depends of the desires of the person installing these courts and the total number of people to cheer or play the game. Nevertheless, custom indoor netball courts, among others are designed not only to fit on the available space, but also to fit on the yard. They are also designed to meet personal requirement. However, when installing or building standard competition courts for regional or international sports, the space available should be as big as that of the standard sports fields. To come up with precise…
  • 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…
 
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  • Dolphins Picked To Win @ASunWLax; McCord, McCormick Earn Accolades

    LPGposter15
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Official Release Follow @ASunWLax Macon, Georgia. - Jacksonville enters the 2015 Atlantic Sun Women’s Lacrosse season as the favorite after garnering 59 total votes in the coaches poll. Attacker Taylor McCord earned the Preseason Player of the Year honor, while Detroit’s goalie Lexie McCormick was tabbed the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, announced by the league office on Friday afternoon. The Dolphins are coming off back-to-back A-Sun titles and NCAA Tournament appearances. They finished the season with a 14-6 record, including going unbeaten in conference play. They…
  • MLL Announces 2015 Special Events Calendar

    LPGposter15
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    ALL-STAR GAME TO BE HOSTED IN HOUSTON AT BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, JUNE 13. CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO RETURN TO GEORGIA AT FIFTH THIRD BANK STADIUM, AUGUST 8. BOSTON January 23, 2015 – Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today the locations for its marquee special events, the 2015 All-Star Game and the 2015 Championship Game. The 2015 All-Star Game will be hosted at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston Texas on Friday, June 13. This will be the first ever MLL event held in the city of Houston. The MLL season will culminate once again in Georgia on…
  • Greg Gurenlian joins Tribe7 Lacrosse as President

    Lacrosse Playground
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Tribe7 Lacrosse is proud to announce that Greg ‘Beast’ Gurenlian is joining Tribe7 as it’s President. Greg’s extraordinary passion for the game, passion to win, and compassion for others makes him the ideal leader to further Tribe7’s Mission. Tribe7’s Mission being to provide the Lax Community with game changing gear, at Lax Community prices. We like to say that Tribe7 is You. Because that’s what we do. Greg can be reached at greg@tribe7lax.com. The website for Tribe7 is www.tribe7lax.com
  • Epoch “Otter Mesh” – An Official Mesh Supplier to Major League Lacrosse

    LPGposter15
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Minneapolis, MN – Epoch Lacrosse is proud to announce its new relationship with Major League Lacrosse (MLL) as an Official Mesh Supplier for the 2015 season. MLL players will now have the choice of using Epoch’s game-changing “Otter Mesh” when they take to the field on April 12th for the first games of the MLL season. “The MLL is excited to welcome Epoch as a provider of mesh to the League,” said Kerry Pucillo, Special Events and Brand Management. “We’re continually pleased to be able to offer the best players in the world several quality choices…
  • HPU Picked Second, Leads in All-SoCon Selections

    LPGposter15
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The High Point University men’s lacrosse team was selected second in the Southern Conference preseason coaches poll the conference announced on Thursday. The Panthers placed four players on the Preseason All-SoCon Team, the most of any team. Attackmen Dan Lomas and Matt Thistle, goalkeeper Austin Geisler and faceoff specialist Jamie Piluso were all selected to the team after earning all-conference honors in 2014. Last season HPU finished as the regular season co-champions of the Atlantic-Sun conference in its first season in the conference. The league has changed…
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    The Source

  • Hood Health 101: The Power Of Breathing Deeply

    NakeashaJ
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This edition of Hood Health 101 delves into the benefits of breathing deeply.   I am sure that at some point we have all felt overwhelmed, stressed out, negative, or some other low energy vibration. Now there are many natural or holistic alternatives to address all of the issues listed above, but I bet you never thought of breath as one of them. The way that you breathe can bring you so many benefits and relieve some of the issues that you never thought it could. I recommend that you take time daily to stop, sit, and focus on your breath. Try the sample breathing meditation listed below,…
  • Ralph Lauren agrees to destroy all shoes that resemble Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars

    jamaal
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:46 am
    All the shoes you was making was cool, but they ain’t Chucks though. According to the Daily Mail, Ralph Lauren has agreed to destroy a range of its athletic shoes, after popular footwear brand Converse filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that the designs were a direct copy of its iconic Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers. Back in October, Converse Inc. — who’s owned by Nike – filed trademark infringement lawsuits against 31 companies, including Ralph Lauren. The suit claimed that each of the 31 companies included replicated the All Stars’ mid sole stripe…
  • Her Source | Five Beauty Habits That Are Bad for You

    April Dawn
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:32 pm
      They say that beauty is pain, but some of these common beauty blunders can lead to literal pain, so be it infections or worse.  Here are some of the most frequent offenders on the bad beauty habits list to nix from your routine. 
  • Her Source | Five Ways to Get Back With Your Ex (If You Actually Wanted To)

    April Dawn
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Your ex is usually an example of who not to be with and what not to do.  But, if you really insist on taking him or her back (and maybe go to couple’s therapy in the meantime!), it can work out, if both parties work it.     Get it together.  The first order of business, is, you’ve got to get it together.  If you two were a hot mess together—chances are, you might have been a little bit of a hot mess on your own, and you, yes you, miss thang, were contributing to that messiness.  Ouch, but it’s the truth.  If you’re splitsville because you were overly jealous, had…
  • Watch: Jay Bel’s “Kate” is the Perfect Coming of Age Story

    April Dawn
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Brooklyn rapper Jay Bel tells the “struggle rapper” coming of age story on “Kate.” How do you plan to support yourself, with a f*cking high school diploma, huh? You explain that to me.  I mean, you have goals, you have dreams, but f*ck your dreams, you know?  Get a f*cking office job, work from 9-5, and make minimum wage.  And then you, you know, you, pay back, you know, uh, everything you owe to society, then in attempts to buy your soul back, you die before you reach that but, you know, that’s what life’s all about. If you’ve ever had a dream,…
 
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  • Joe Kelly – In the Mix?

    Michael Passanisi
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:24 am
    (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) The Red Sox will apparently go to spring training without a “certified stopper”. Max Scherzer and James Shields would have been hailed as no.1 starters, but Scherzer has gone to the Nats and Shields remains unsigned. It appears, therefore, that the job is up for grabs-perhaps it will go to the hurler who performs the best in Fort Myers. Joe Kelly, obtained from the Cardinals last summer in the John Lackey trade, is seldom mentioned in this role. But it should be considered a possibility. Kelly, a 26-year-old whose mother is Mexican-American,…
  • Rusney Castillo – The Answer in Center?

    Michael Passanisi
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 25: Rusney Castillo #38 of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch in center field in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Fenway Park on September 25, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) Last week I wrote about Xander Bogearts probably feeling as much pressure as any Red Sox player entering spring training. Another player feeling pressure, though in a different way, will be 27-year-old Rusney Castillo, penciled in for center field. That position, held down capably by Jacoby Ellsbury before his departure to New…
  • Xander Bogearts – Question Marks

    Michael Passanisi
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) If any Red Sox player feels a lot of pressure heading into spring training, it has to be Xander Bogearts. A year ago, he was projected as one of the most promising infielders in the AL. But after a disastrous 2014 which saw both his hitting and fielding suffer, he is now a question mark. Bogearts’ road to the majors was positive at every level. One of only 5 natives of Aruba to play in the majors (Sidney Ponson was the most famous), he was discovered at age 16 by Sox scout Mike Lord and recommended to Craig Shipley, VP for international scouting.
  • Pedro Gets the Call From the HOF

    Matt O'Donnell
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Pedro Martinez was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.  You can watch his reaction to the news in the video below: Your browser does not support iframes.
  • Time to Go After Shields

    Michael Passanisi
    2 Jan 2015 | 7:13 pm
    KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 05: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after a strikeout to end the top of the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) The Red Sox better get moving on a stopper soon, and the man should be James Shields. Ben Cherington has been cagey on the subject, telling bleacherreport.com:”We like the direction the team is headed in. I think it’s more likely that if we add anywhere,…
 
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    Next Impulse Sports

  • DeAndre Jordan Threw A Block Party And All The Nuggets Were Invited

    John Ferensen
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    Jamal Crawford stole the show in Los Angeles on Monday night, as the reigning 6th Man of the Year poured in 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter of a 102-98 win by the Clippers over the Denver Nuggets. While Crawford’s performance was the headliner, it was a multiple possession sequence at the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Dion Waiters And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Fast Break

    John Ferensen
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Kevin Durant is sitting out Monday night’s Thunder-Timberwolves game with a sprained big toe on his left foot, so you know what that means: it’s the Dion Waiters Show (ft. Perry Jones, III) in OKC. Let’s see how things are going. Well, the Thunder are up on the Wolves, while Waiters has a spot reserved Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Brent Grimes’ Wife Unleashes Expletive-Laced Tirade Against NFL

    Andrew Doughty
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Miko Grimes is pissed and she wants everyone to know about it. The wife of Miami Dolphins defensive back Brent Grimes is one of many people that remain very fussy with the NFL following months of debatable decisions across the board. She took to Twitter on Monday to unleash an epic rant for the ages Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Isn’t Buying Bill Belichick’s Explanation For Deflate-Gate

    Ryan Wong
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Deflate-gate is the gift that keeps on giving. On Saturday, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided to hold a press conference where he unequivocally stated that the Patriots had no hand in purposefully deflating footballs in the AFC Championship Game. Belichick stated that the balls were rubbed down prior to inspection and that Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Your New Favorite College Football Recruit Says He’s Deciding Between University of Phoenix and ITT Tech

    Pete Blackburn
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Soso Jamabo is a five-star football recruit out of Plano, Texas who apparently has a five-star sense of humor to go along with his highly sought-after gridiron skills. After recently being asked about which schools he’s considering, the running back listed the University of Phoenix and ITT Tech, two online colleges that don’t even have Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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    Total Packers

  • Charles Woodson WILL NEVER DIE!

    Monty McMahon
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The Oakland Raiders have just signed Charles Woodson to play an 18th NFL season, proving that Charles Woodson will never die, much to the chagrin of Big Ted. The post Charles Woodson WILL NEVER DIE! appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Jay Cutler Takes Care of Kids Like He Plays Football

    Monty McMahon
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is not very good at playing football and it turns out he's not very good at taking care of his kids either. Surprising. The post Jay Cutler Takes Care of Kids Like He Plays Football appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Washington Interested in Alonzo Highsmith

    Monty McMahon
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Washington has requested permission to talk to Green Bay Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith. Welcome to the offseason. The post Washington Interested in Alonzo Highsmith appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Jordy Nelson and Clay Matthews Celebrate at Pro Bowl

    Monty McMahon
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    Clay Matthews and Jordy Nelson celebrated with each other after Nelson scored a touchdown in the second quarter of the Pro Bowl. This wouldn't be noteworthy, except they were on different teams. The post Jordy Nelson and Clay Matthews Celebrate at Pro Bowl appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Clay Matthews: Quit or Benched?

    Shawn Neuser
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Something was terribly wrong when the Green Bay Packers didn't have Clay Matthews on the field for the end of regulation during the NFC Championship. It's clear he either quit or got benched. The post Clay Matthews: Quit or Benched? appeared first on Total Packers.
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    Footybunker.com

  • Juventus enter race for Arsenal target Daniele Rugani

    Andrew Roach
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Daniele Rugani has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal. Rugani is currently co-owned by Empoli and Juventus, and has turned out for the former since making his debut in 2013. The 20-year-old defender has since made 62 appearances for the Serie A club, and his impressive performances for the Azzurri have seen the young centre-back linked with a […]
  • Manchester United in no rush to sign Aleksandar Dragovic

    Thomas Sunderland
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rumors claim that the Red Devils understand that signing the young Austrian international might be hard this January and are prepared to wait till next summer to make their move According to various sources, Manchester United are prepared to wait until next summer in order to acquire the services of Dynamo Kiev defender, Aleksandar Dragovic. […]
  • Manchester United to fight with Arsenal and Real Madrid for talented defender

    Thomas Sunderland
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    According to reports, The Red Devils will face competition from the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid in order to sign young French defender, Aymeric Laporte Reports also claim that Carlo Ancelotti’s side could be set to ruin United’s dreams of landing a player they have been scouting for so long. The young Frenchman has […]
  • Darren Fletcher granted free transfer by Manchester United

    Thomas Sunderland
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    In a shocking move, The Red Devils have allowed the club’s longest serving current squad member to find a new club before the end of the winter transfer window Louis van Gaal has allowed Darren Fletcher to leave the club as a free transfer in a move that would definitely sadden a lot of United […]
  • Man United Finally Seal Deal to Sign Defender

    Thomas Sunderland
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    The Dutchman’s wait for central defender signing seems to be finally over with Manchester United finalizing signing of Dragovic. As only 5 clean sheets this season, Manchester United’s defensive concerns show no signs of ending. Gaal’s men clearly lack a leader in their defense to organize them and more importantly doesn’t make costly errors. He […]
 
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    PaisleyGates.com

  • Chelsea League Cup Semi-Final Preview: Last One Out of the Bridge…

    Steven McMillan
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’ve got confidence Cup competitions always pose a huge question mark, but following the surprising results at the weekend, the second leg of tomorrow’s League Cup semi-final has become even more unpredictable. After dominating Chelsea in the first leg, Liverpool followed up that performance with a scoreless draw against Championship side Bolton Wanderers at Anfield, allowing the Trotters to secure themselves a lucrative replay. While the added strain of an additional fixture crammed into an already bursting schedule is a conversation better suited for another day, it’s a…
  • Liverpool Aren’t About to Gamble with Sturridge’s Fitness

    News Desk
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    No messing about Although returning Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will be given a late fitness test ahead of the second leg of their League Cup semi-final showdown with Chelsea on Tuesday, the Reds aren’t about to gamble with the fitness of their star man confirmed boss Brendan Rodgers. “No. It doesn’t matter how big the game is, there is no point in Daniel being out all this time to just rush him back” said the Northern Irishman when asked if there’s temptation to rush the 25-year old back into the squad. “The other players have shown in this period that they can…
  • Lazio Remain Ambigous Regarding Mario Balotelli Rumours

    Steven McMillan
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    What is reality? With Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers throwing the future of struggling striker Mario Balotelli even further into question following his revelations that the 24-year hasn’t been doing his bit in training, Italian side Lazio have in return done nothing to quell speculation that they’re looking to take him back to Serie A on loan for the remainder of the season. Balotelli has been linked with a temporary move to a number of different teams after falling far out of favour on Merseyside, but with only a handful of days left in the transfer window, Lazio are emerging as…
  • Daniel Sturridge Faces Late Fitness Test Ahead of Chelsea Trip

    News Desk
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    In line for a return Although he’s not realistically expected to play much of a part — if any at all — when Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for the second leg of their League Cup semi-final with the Blues, returning striker Daniel Sturridge will be given a late fitness test just in case. The 25-year old, who has been out since the end of August with a various array of muscle injuries, is set to return to full training on Sunday ahead of West Ham United’s trip to Anfield at the weekend. While the clash with the Hammers looks to be the more likely of the…
  • Post Match Interview: We Did Everything Except Put the Ball in the Net

    News Desk
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Video courtesy of nhlsarok If Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sounded a bit overly optimistic following what was, in reality, a bit of a dour draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup against Championship side Bolton Wanderers, one only needs to take a peak at the other results from the day to see why. With a number of high profile clubs getting a bit of the “magic of the Cup” upside the back of the head, in retrospect, creating a number of chances while resigning the Trotters to an entire match without a shot on target doesn’t sound quite as bad as it did the immediate…
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    The Sports Mirror

  • Virat Kohli should bat at No. 3 during World Cup, says Viv Richards

    Atish Home Chowdhury
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    The two consecutive defeats of the Indian cricket team in the recent tri-series involving India-Australia and England have sprung up debates regarding the batting order of Virat Kohli. However legendary cricketer Viv Richards felt that Kohli should continue batting at number four despite his temporary failures at ODIs. Virat Kohli should bat at No. 3 during World Cup, says Viv Richards Sir Viv Richards is counted amongst one of those legends who follow the game of cricket very closely. He loves attacking cricket and young cricketers, especially the way these cricketers adapt their batting…
  • Indian shooter Gagan Narang unveils new corporate identity of BFW

    Vikram Kamboj
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Bengaluru, January 22, 2015: Today, Padma Shree and Khel Ratna awardee Mr Gagan Narang unveiled the new corporate identity of Bharat Fritz Werner Limited (BFW). The trusted engineering company is transitioning to grab the bigger share of growing opportunitiesand gearing up to becoming one of the top 20 global players by 2020. With Govt. of India’s ‘Make in India’ clarion call, the company is upbeat about retaining its leadership in India and simultaneously increasing its global footprint. The new organization has a group of best engineers who would specifically focus on Import…
  • Kolkata to host ‘Srei Kolkata Marathon, 2015’ on Sunday, February 8, 2015

    Vikram Kamboj
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:43 am
    Kolkata, January 22, 2015: India’s professional athletes, runners and fitness enthusiasts can gear up for the upcoming ‘Srei Kolkata Marathon’ – the official Kolkata Marathon, the only marathon in the country that exclusively promotes Indian athletes in the main marathon. This being the eight year of the Marathon, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited, India’s leading integrated infrastructure institution, has decided to support it. Srei Kolkata Marathon Srei believes that physical fitness is paramount for the wellness of individuals and is therefore supporting this initiative, to…
  • India vs Pakistan is the biggest cricket battle, says Javagal Srinath

    Atish Home Chowdhury
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    The World Cup fever has already started and former cricketers are no exception to this. With only few days remaining until the start of the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, the former cricketers are now becoming more and more nostalgic while recalling those happy days prior to their retirement from the game. Also Read: The Cricket World Cup: South Africa’s paradox Everyone has something to add up as India gear up to defend the title Australia and New Zealand. Last time the World Cup was played in the Indian subcontinent and the home team received a huge support and cheer from the crowd,…
  • Chandigarh beat Goa in The Coca-Cola Cup National Finals League Match

    Vikram Kamboj
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    January 21, 2015, Goa: Chandigarh beat Goa (2-1) in a Group A fixture of The Coca-Cola Cup U-15 Football Tournament for the national finals. The league match that took place at the Benaulim Football Ground, Goa, saw Chandigarh’s Sahib Malik score the opening goal in the 79th minute. Aaron Barreto from Goa netted the equalizer in the 90th minute. The winning goal for Chandigarh was scored by Manvir Singh in the 93rd minute. The final round (National Finals) league matches are being played amongst Group A and Group B teams respectively where all teams of the same Group will compete with each…
 
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    Sports Haze

  • The 5 Most Iconic Moments in Sports History

    Richard Murray
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Millions upon millions of fans get involved in the sports scene each year in some way. We can safely conclude that the sports scene has breathed a life force into the world today and it is unimaginable to think how life would be like without it. If you want to take a ‘football pilgrimage’ or a holiday around sporting events, below is a good place to begin. Narrowing down the five greatest sports moments is no mean feat; each player, coach or fan probably has an own definition of iconic and many lives have been changed in the course of sporting. This list highlights what we consider the…
  • 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…
  • BALLON D’OR SHORTLIST REVEALED

    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…
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    Project Spurs

  • Video: Kyle Anderson putting on a show in first two games with Austin Spurs

    Jeff Garcia
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    San Antonio Spurs’ Kyle Anderson is making the most of his time with the Austin Spurs as he has scored a total of 41 points in two games. Against the Legends, Anderson scored 19 points along with grabbing 16 rebounds and versus the Blue, he scored 22 points while handing out 13 assists. Granted it […]
  • Check out these awesome NBA logos re-imagined as Nintendo characters

    Benjamin Bornstein
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    We’ve seen people get creative with NBA logos before and this time it got real good. This guy took NBA teams and turned the mascots into old-school Nintendo characters. It was only fitting that he made Ness as the logo for the San Antonio Spurs. For those who don’t know, Ness is a character who […]
  • Spurs use second half rally to beat Bucks

    Stephen Anderson
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Photo by Rebecca George Gregg Popovich saw his team out of sync and trailing by 12 points in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but the second half was a different story. Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs used a second half rally to […]
  • 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Bucks

    Jeff Garcia
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The San Antonio Spurs (28-17) will host the Milwaukee Bucks (22-21) tonight in San Antonio. The Spurs are coming off a 99-85 win over the Lakers. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 17 points in the win. The Bucks are coming off a 101-86 win over the Pistons. OJ Mayo scored 20 points to pace […]
  • Video: Kawhi Leonard’s full highlights vs. Bulls

    Jason Price
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard was back at it against the Bulls as he scored 16 points and snagged four rebounds. From aggressive rebounding, leading the fast break, cutting to the rim, knocking down free throws and more, Leonard is proving he might be the Spurs’ MVP. Check out the “Kawhi-lights” versus the Bulls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II0UYvyPKCQ
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    True Football Manager 2015

  • Two-week break

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Hello dear readers, I am having business trip to U.S. today and going to stay there for approximately two weeks. That's why I must set the blog on pause till my return in the end of January. Having been very busy during last day, I wasn't in time to write about the first played matches with Palace. Just refreshed full squad information available at the right sidebar. There you can find all
  • Crystal Palace transfers before season 1

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Blog post 882 Hello dear readers, Welcome back to True Football Manager blog - a right place where you can always find a fresh FM story. I have already played two first official matches with Crystal Palace but I am going to play 2-3 fixtures more and then come here with a report. At this point I'd like to share information about made summer transfers. There were no any revolutional squad
  • New staff and trainings

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Blog post 881 Hello dear readers, First things first I was more than pleased with you reaction at my detailed Crystal Palace squad review. Just want to thank all of you once again here. You helped me to decide regarding Palace tactical style for the first season: 4 defenders in line 1 DMC  2 MC 2 wingers 1 forward  It was much advised by you and I agree there's no time sense to arrange
  • Crystal Palace squad in FM 2015

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    Dear blog readers, I spent much time to prepare this long and extensive Crystal Palace squad review. Hope you'll enjoy it and give me some hints regarding future tactics. Goalkeepers Wayne Hennessey vs Julian Speroni. Whom would you prefer if you were me? I am going to give chances to both goalkeepers. Perhaps some rotation mode should be instantiated for that. Hennessey's cons over Speroni
  • Fresh Dream Job story started!

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Blog post 879 Dear blog readers, Many thanks to you for taking part in the poll! It's quite unexpected to receive 410 votes in just 1.5 days. Frankly speaking, it was one of the most thrilling polls ever. The high intrigue level has been making me to check current poll results from time to time during the last day. Crystal Palace won with 28 votes of advantage over second-placed Leicester.
 
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    Sports Feel Good Stories

  • Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded

    sfgs
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
    Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loyalty and his excitement for just playing the game. And, he could play the game. Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded Ernie Banks rookie card, 1967 card and 1969 card (Topps) As a shortstop, he hit 47 home runs in one year and was twice named MVP. A member of baseball’s All Century team,…
  • Snow Biking: 7 Beginners’ Tips

    sfgs
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    Many years ago it was believed by many that people need bikes when there’s snow on the ground like a fish needs a bicycle. Not at all! Now, and for the last several years, snow fall might limit the number of bikers, but it doesn’t stop snow biking enthusiasts. Winter cyclists commute to work, ride on trails and venture out on frozen lakes. Cold-weather biking is enjoying a renewed popularity. If you haven’t  tried it, here are some things to consider. Snow Biking: 7 Beginners’ Tips There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing selections. Dress in…
  • Touch Football: 7 Winning Tips

    Mike O'Halloran
    26 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    What’s at stake in a family, pick-up game of touch football? Usually, just bragging rights. Or, maybe the stakes are higher, e.g., who has to do the dishes after the meal. Whatever the case, it’s important to enter into the game with a plan of attack. Here are some strategies and tactics to help your team post a “W” and enjoy the spoils that come with victory. Touch Football: 7 Winning Tips 1.) Dress the part. Everyone knows that when you look good, you play good. In this case, players are outfitted with Cabin Crew jerseys from Great Lakes Clothing Company. The cotton jerseys, a…
  • Binge Watching Sports

    sfgs
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    The third season of House of Cards will be released by Netflix on February 27, 2015. The popular series featuring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood has been eagerly awaited by fans. Many of whom will watch multiple shows in one sitting in a practice known as binge watching (or binge viewing). Binge watching began in the 1980’s when networks developed marathon programming featuring a succession of episodes of one show scheduled back-to-back.  It picked up more practitioners in the 90’s when complete sets of TV shows were released on video.  And, it really has hit its stride with…
  • 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…
 
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    Chatham-Kent Sports Network

  • James McEwan Battling Back In Rookie Season

    Ian Kennedy
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Chatham’s James McEwan has battled through injury to find his stride in his rookie OHL campaign with the Guelph Storm – Photo by Aaron Bell/ OHL ImagesAfter an early season injury slowed James McEwan’s rookie OHL campaign this year, the Chatham, Ontario product is picking up momentum with the OHL’s Guelph Storm. “My OHL campaign so far has been incredible,” said McEwan. Obviously with my ankle injury I did miss a lot of time but that’s not taking away the amount of fun I’ve had and things I’ve learned so far. My teammates are first class,…
  • Canadian Tire Wallaceburg Sharpening For Youth

    Ian Kennedy
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Canadian Tire in Wallaceburg will donate all skate sharpening income to the Frank Dymock ClassicThe Canadian Tire store in Wallaceburg is now offering skate sharpening, but they’re also offering a helping hand to the local Minor Hockey community in the process. Wallaceburg’s Canadian Tire store announced they’ll be donating all proceeds from their skate sharpening from now until February 28 in honour of a Wallaceburg legend, Frank Dymock, to the annual Frank Dymock Tournament, which is hosted by the Wallaceburg Minor Hockey Association. “When I contacted Peter I asked…
  • Hill Wins MMA Debut

    CKSN Submissions
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Alex Hill following his first MMA fight and win – Contributed PhotoThis weekend, on January 24, two students from Gracie Barra Chatham fought at MMA for AFS1 (Amateur Fighting Series) in London, Ontario at Platinum Martial Arts. Alex Hill of Gracie Barra Chatham going in 0-0 fought Rich Palmer of Platinum MMA at 125 lbs. The first round went back and forth with striking and a beautiful double leg takedown by Alex the round ended with Rich dedicated to a guillotine attempt. Second round started the same with striking going back and forth and Alex shooting for a takedown, there was a…
  • Community Rallies For Kraft Hockeyville

    Ian Kennedy
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Dennis Parker shows his Kraft, and community spirit Sunday night as part of Chatham’s Kraft Hockeyville rally – Photo by Ian Kennedy/ CKSN.caA group of community members attempting to qualify Chatham, Ontario for Kraft Hockeyville’s Top 10 voting held a rally at Chatham Memorial Arena Sunday night following the Chatham Maroons game to garner support for the bid. “Chatham itself is a hockey community, we want to keep it a hockey community,” said Dennis Parker, one of the Chatham citizens leading the charge in Chatham’s Kraft Hockeyville push. The winning…
  • Shepley Selected In Major Series Lacrosse Draft

    Ian Kennedy
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Joel Shepley playing for the Six Nations Arrows in the OLA finals – Photo by Ward Laforme Jr.Wallaceburg’s Joel Shepley continues to impress across the lacrosse world, hearing his name Sunday in the Major Series Lacrosse Draft by the Senior A Brampton Excelsiors. Shepley was selected 19th overall in the 4th round of the draft. “It’s exciting to be drafted by an organization with so much history behind it,” said Shepley. “I wasn’t expecting anything, so to hear that I got picked was pretty cool.” Most players in the MSL currently, or have…
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    BallHyped Blog Network

  • Though Unable To Bring a World Series To Chicago, Ernie Banks Meant As Much To Cubs As Any Player In MLB History

    robkelley24
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Ernie Banks was a Hall of Fame shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. He played for the team for 19 seasons, and will go down as one of the all-time greats. He is Mr. Cub. Heck, for quite some time, even though many White Sox fans may disagree, he was Mr. Chicago. On Friday, Banks passed […]Though Unable To Bring a World Series To Chicago, Ernie Banks Meant As Much To Cubs As Any Player In MLB History is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • How to win the Super Bowl… by the numbers

    tdream20
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    What will it take for the Patriots or Seahawks to win this year’s Super Bowl? Win the turnover game? Running the ball? Red-zone offense? Following is a look back at the previous 48 Super Bowls and which stats were a good indicator for victory. Here are 31 stats and how often a Super Bowl team […]How to win the Super Bowl… by the numbers is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • LeBron James Trying To Convince Ray Allen To Sign With Cleveland Cavaliers

    robkelley24
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    The Cleveland Cavaliers could use some help. Sitting firmly in the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are not viewing this season as a success as we reach the NBA All-Star break in a couple of weeks. With the 2015 NBA Trade Deadline now less than one month away, many teams are […]LeBron James Trying To Convince Ray Allen To Sign With Cleveland Cavaliers is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • Pitt recruiting tweets poke stick at PSU

    Kevin McGuire
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Charles Colton may be best known for the phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Pittsburgh’s new coaching staff in western Pennsylvania must be fond of the way James Franklin conducts his recruiting efforts, because some sales pitches coming across social media this week shows some familiar pitches from Pitt coaches. Take a quick […]Pitt recruiting tweets poke stick at PSU is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • MLB Rumors: Could James Shields Sign With Blue Jays, Brewers, Cardinals, Giants, Tigers Or Yankees?

    robkelley24
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    Now that Max Scherzer has signed with the Washington Nationals, it is time for the other dominos to fall in regards to the rest of the starting pitching market. That leaves James Shields as the best remaining pitcher a team could add to its rotation by signing him to a lucrative contract. Many teams have […]MLB Rumors: Could James Shields Sign With Blue Jays, Brewers, Cardinals, Giants, Tigers Or Yankees? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
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  • WWE Royal Rumble 2015 Results: Winners & Losers

    John English
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    The WWE, for the second year in a row, somehow managed to colossally screw up the Royal Rumble, a guaranteed Top-3 Pay-Per-View, and in light of Vince McMahon’s no-holds-barred interview with Stone Cold Steve Austin recently, it just shows how far out of touch he’s really become. Royal Rumble results: Pre-Show: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd def. New Day – Kofi Kingston and Big E. of New Day were supposed to be the good guys but the crowd didn’t treat them that way. Cesaro and Kidd are arguably the two best in-ring workers in the company but they’re both heels. The…
  • The Morning Shootaround – Utah Jazz: Week 14

    Devin Masters
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    This week’s games: Monday, January 26 – Boston Celtics. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Wednesday, January 28 – Los Angeles Clippers. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Friday, January 30 – Golden State Warriors. Energy Solutions Arena. 7:00 PM MT. Game of the Week: Utah Jazz vs Boston Celtics I know what you’re thinking – “The Celtics as the game of the week?! The Jazz have better games than that!”  Well, yeah… You’d be correct to say that, but the fact remains, Boston is the only team this week that the Jazz haven’t…
  • Utah Utes Basketball: What about the Washington?

    Grant Bagby
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Time to end the battle against the state of Washington tomorrow night. For a look at Washington Ben Knibbe from the UW Dawg Pound gives us the inside scoop. What are Washington’s expectations for this season?  To begin the season, nobody really knew what to expect from the Huskies. There were a lot of intriguing pieces but nobody knew how they fit. Up until there was one game left in the non-conference schedule, a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament was the expectation. Now, after falling prey to a long losing streak, UW expects to be a fringe tournament team that has the ability to…
  • Deflate-gate

    Dave Wilbur
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    deflate gate Its no secret that the New England Patriots push the envelope when it comes to running an organization and football team. An article by Julian Sonny on EliteDaily.com titled “6 Times The New England Patriots Allegedly Cheated In Big Games,”  plus everyone remembers “Spygate,” and now “Deflate-gate” shows that the Patriots are no strangers to secrecy. The Patriots have been accused of deflating 11 of 12 footballs that they supplied (per NFL Rulebook Rule 2 Section 2)  and used during the AFC Championship Game on January 18th, on Thursday January…
  • Utah Man Podcast- Will the Utes miss Kalani Sitake

    UtahManPodcast
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Is losing Kalani Sitake a big blow to the Ute program? We discuss this, as well as the feud with Chris Hill and Kyle Whittingham. We are also joined by Doug Kimmel from scouts.com to break down Utah recruiting. The post Utah Man Podcast- Will the Utes miss Kalani Sitake appeared first on TornBySports.com.
 
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  • Super Bowl picks and predictions: Seahawks, Patriots have experts divided

    Katie Sharp
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Get ready for Super Bowl 49 with our picks for the big game on Feb. 1. We're down to the final game. The NFL's two best teams are set to collide on the world's biggest stage in Super Bowl 49 to determine the champion of the 2014 season. The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will face off on Feb. 1 in a Super Bowl as tantalizing as you could imagine in terms of compelling matchups and intriguing storylines. This game has all the makings of a Super Bowl for the ages with these two teams going head-to-head in a quest to make history. Nobody has won back-to-back titles since the 2003-04…
  • Why Alexandre Lacazette is one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market

    Gabriel Luis Manga
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
    Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and more are all interested in the prolific Lyon goalscorer. This is not how it was supposed to be. PSG, though slightly hobbled by Fifa’s "Financial Fair Play" laws, had just signed David Luiz, and were set to continue their journey to single-handedly raise the tides of French football. Lyon’s dynastic run of 7 titles was a thing of the past, a relic of a league that now served as a sort of AAAA farm system for the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid. The success of those Lyon teams was a testament to Ligue 1’s status as second rate: Dominance in the…
  • DeAndre Jordan interrupts interview to sing about Jamal Crawford

    Seth Rosenthal
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Jamal Crawford led the Clippers to a win against Denver with 23 points off the bench and one awesome late play. It got DeAndre Jordan singing: Jordan went on to champion Crawford's (back-to-back) Sixth Man of the Year candidacy by rattling off a few stats, then ran away. Crawford, totally undeterred, carried right on answering the question.
  • Jamal Crawford makes an incredible save to get the Clippers a crunch-time bucket

    Ricky O'Donnell
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
    With time winding down in the fourth quarter and the game hanging in the balance, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford saved an overthrown pass by Chris Paul to get teammate Matt Barnes an easy bucket. This might not be as cherished as Derek Jeter's play against the Oakland A's in the 2001 ALDS, but the Clippers will take it either way.
  • Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kyle Korver to headline 3-point contest

    Ricky O'Donnell
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Three of the best shooters alive are reportedly set to compete in this year's three-point contest. When All-Star weekend arrives in Brooklyn next month, three of the league's premier shooters will be in the three-point contest. The Golden State Warriors' starting backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson will be participating in the event, as will Atlanta Hawks veteran Kyle Korver, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Wesley Matthews of the Trail Blazers and J.J. Redick of the Clippers will also reportedly be in the contest. The trio of Curry, Thompson and Korver will be the…
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  • Basketball Offense: The Fast Break Offense 1 Primary Play

    Coach Pat
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    In today’s blog post, we discuss the fast break and the benefits of utilizing this valuable offense in your game.  Also featured is a video break down of the Fast Break Offense 1 Primary Play.  You don’t want to miss this one! Basketball Offense & The Fast Break The fast break is the ultimate offensive [...] The post Basketball Offense: The Fast Break Offense 1 Primary Play appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Fast-Paced Basketball Practice Conditioning Drills

    Coach Pat
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    If you are looking for some fantastic, fast-paced conditioning drills for your next basketball practice, be sure to check out this awesome roundup of basketball drills you can add to your practice plan! Fast-Paced Basketball Practice Conditioning Drills Pass & Cut Series Here are some great conditioning drills you can use to help with cutting, [...] The post Fast-Paced Basketball Practice Conditioning Drills appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Breaking Down the 1 Guard Front – Player Job Descriptions

    Coach Pat
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Breaking Down the 1 Guard Front – Player Job Descriptions There are 5 player positions involved in the 1 Guard Front. The player numbers and job descriptions are as follows: #1: 2 Players alternate through the #1 position, meaning only 1 player will be in at a time. – The “1” player is someone who [...] The post Breaking Down the 1 Guard Front – Player Job Descriptions appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Motion Offense and Reacting To The Defense

    Coach Pat
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Motion Offense and Reacting To The Defense A Motion Offense is a flexible system where you read the defense and read your teammates, and then play off of what you see happening around you.  Motion Offense is supposed to consist of no per-determined movement, with all decision making happening on the fly, as a result [...] The post Motion Offense and Reacting To The Defense appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • 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.
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  • Wembley Fight This Summer Off The Cards As Khan and Pacquiao Wait For Mayweathers Decision

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    If Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao were to fight this summer it will not take place at Wembley Stadium. According to the Daily Mail, Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao met in London last week to discuss a possible fight. However, as HBO pay-TV network determined 30th May as the date of the potential blockbuster, news broke that Wembley has already been booked for the FA Cup Final. The likelihood of a Khan-Pacquiao fight itself comes down to whether Floyd Mayweather chooses to fight either or neither of them in La Vegas four weeks earlier. The majority of boxing fans seem to favour a fight between…
  • Pakistan All-Rounder Stumped By Ghost

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    Pakistan international Haris Sohail has been unable to train ahead of their two one-day internationals against New Zealand after being spooked by a ghostly encounter. According to the BBC, the all-rounder has been left visibly shaken by the incident in the teams hotel room at the Rydges Latimer Hotel in Christchurch, and could not train. Sohail has claimed that a supernatural presence was shaking his bed, leading him to the room of a coach for the rest of the evening. Pakistan are preparing for the World Cup with two warm-up matches before their two meetings with the co-hosts. The…
  • Christine Ohuruogu On The Inspiring Women Campaign

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Christine Ohuruogu talks exclusively to Sportsvibe about the Inspiring Women in Sport campaign and the importance of encourage young females to take up sport at the launch event hosted by BT Sport.
  • Arsenal Step Up Interest In Borussia Dortmund Star

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Arsenal are plotting a move for Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Kevin Grosskreutz. The 26-year-old is Arsene Wengers top target as he looks to bolster his defensive options before the end of the window. Manchester United were heavily linked with the German international last week, but the Daily Express report that Grosskreutz, an avid Arsenal fan, is eager to make the move to the Emirates. The report also claims that the utility man, who signed for Dortmund from Rot Weiss Ahlen back in 2009, will be available for just 3. 7m. The acquisition of Grosskreutz would most likely end Arsenals…
  • Manchester United To Sign French Defender Despite Real Madrid Interest

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Manchester United are set to rival Real Madrid as they look to bring Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte to Old Trafford. The 20-year-old Frenchman has a buy-out clause of 31. 5m, but the Daily Mail report that United will have to ward off interest from Los Blancos if they are to have any chance of getting their man. United had made enquiries about PSG centre-back Marquinhos, but were put off after the French club claimed they would have to break the world record in order to sign the Brazilian. The Red Devils turned their attention to the French under-21 international as a result, but…
 
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  • Worst Super Bowl halftime show ever? Join the debate here!

    Jay Busbee
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    Ah, Super Bowl halftime shows. Sometimes they're genius. More often, they're godawful, because the whole planet is watching and they're trying to appeal to every single one of them. Pretty much every major artist of the last 30 years has appeared at halftime, but who was the worst? Bonus: we list the very best! Yahoo Sports' Kevin Kaduk (@kevinkaduk) and Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) kick around the topic right here, and you can join in. This is the first of our many Super Bowl Arguments videos, and you're invited to the party. Offer up your thoughts in the comments below and on Twitter at…
  • NBA Stock Watch: D.J. Augustin is rising while Dwyane Wade is falling

    Dalton Del Don
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    STOCK UP D.J. Augustin: With Brandon Jennings out for the season with an Achilles injury, Augustin becomes Detroit’s new starting point guard. Over four starts this season, he’s averaged 18.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 2.3 3pt while shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 90.0 from the line. Three of those four starts came when Josh Smith was still on the team, while the other was Sunday’s huge performance (35 points, eight assists, 12-20 FG with five threes). Those numbers are obviously unsustainable, but Detroit has played far better since Smith’s departure, and…
  • Jamal Crawford's huge 4th quarter leads Clips to win

    Eric Freeman
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Los Angeles Clippers reserve scorer Jamal Crawford came into Monday night's home game vs. the Denver Nuggets in a poor run of form. Crawford hadn't shot 50 percent or better from the field since January 10 (for seven consecutive games), an issue for a player known for his ability to heat up quickly. The Clippers had performed well over that stretch (winning five of seven), but they had missed production from their best bench scorer. After the Nuggets game, Crawford's run of sub-50-percent-shooting games sits at eight in a row. But it's safe to say that no one cares after a fourth quarter…
  • DeAndre Jordan follows up 3 straight blocks with a reverse alley-oop

    Eric Freeman
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Los Angeles Clippers is known as one of the NBA's surest highlight producers, a guy who will put up at least a few big-time dunks every month. It's part of his reputation now, to the point where each individual play doesn't really come as a surprise even as they wow crowds. Sometimes, though, Jordan comes up with enough high-impact plays in a short period of time to remind us all that he can still be totally overwhelming. From the 1:00 to 0:21 marks of the second quarter, the big man had blocks on three straight shots and a reverse dunk on an alley-oop at the other end. Take a look at the…
  • Rafael Nadal knocked out of Australian Open by Tomas Berdych

    Danielle Elliot
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Rafael Nadal held off three match points in the quarterfinal, but he couldn't hold on to the match. Tomas Berdych closed out a straight-set upset, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) over the 14-time Grand Slam champion.  Berdych held a 6-5 lead in the third set with Nadal serving. He nearly converted the break for the win, at one point leading 30-0, but Nadal finally showed some fight. The No. 3 seed rallied back to hold off two match points and force a tiebreak.  Berdych then jumped to a 5-1 lead in the tiebreak before Nadal rallied back to 5-4. At 6-4, Nadal again held off match point. But finally, on…
 
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  • MEN'S Hockey Day Minnesota

    Anthony B
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Fox Sports North calls this Saturday Hockey Day Minnesota and they are the network that has the coverage of the day, airing live High School, College and NHL games from the state of hockey. The name "Hockey Day Minnesota" is misleading. The network... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • John Harbaugh is a Cry Baby Like His Brother Jim

    Anthony B
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Jim Harbaugh is not only a poor sport and sore loser but he's also a cry baby like his brother Jim. Jim Harbaugh whined and complained after the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Jim was upset that the officials... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Minnesota Wild Make Corey Crawford Look Great

    Anthony B
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford made 42 saves and single handedly crushed Minnesota’s hopes of winning a much needed game in attempt to crawl out of the funk that they find themselves in. The question that I’m asking myself right now is if... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I'm Sick of the Dallas Non-Call Penalty Talk

    Anthony B
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    I’m sick of everyone making more of the penalty non-call in the Detroit vs Dallas Wild Card game. I’m sick of the talk because even if a penalty should have been called, it did not decide the game. A game is 60 minutes long and we are assuming that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Skip Bayless Might Be Right About Johnny Manziel

    Anthony B
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    Skip Bayless of ESPN called Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel an “alcoholic liar”.He was criticized by at least one writer for using the word alcoholic to describe Manziel but I think he’s on to something. Keep in mind that this writer has about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Tusker capture Mieno to close transfer

    ALEX ISABOKE
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, January 27 – Tusker FC have completed their transfer business with the capture of AFC Leopards midfielder Humphrey Mieno and five foreign players. Head coach Francis Kimanzi, who is rebuilding his squad as he prepares to lay an assault on the league title he missed in his first year in charge has acquired the services of Sports Club Villa winger Aziz Kiemba, Victoria University forward Mathew Odong and Vipers’ Daniel Oyirwoth . Gambian holding midfielder Matarr Nyan and Ghanaian striker Stephen Nwosu complete the list of foreigners at the ten-time Kenyan Premier League…
  • Mulumbu out of Nations Cup quarter-final

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    BATA, Equatorial Guinea, January 27 – DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu has said he will miss Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against neighbours Congo Brazzaville with a hamstring injury. On Monday, the Leopards qualified for the last eight of the competition for the first time since 2006 when they drew 1-1 with Tunisia without the injured West Bromwich Albion star, and he admitted he will not be back in time to feature in the next round. “I will not play the quarter-final because of the injury, but I trust my team-mates to qualify us for the semi-finals and…
  • Cameroon,Ivory Coast clash in tense Group D

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:28 am
    MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, January 27 – The old adage that everything will be decided on the pitch may not prove to be true in the case of Group D at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. All four matches in the group have ended in 1-1 draws, leaving the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Guinea and Mali absolutely even ahead of the final games in Malabo and Mongomo on Wednesday. Two more identical draws will mean the drawing of lots will be required to decide who progresses to the quarter-finals and in which order. That would not be unprecedented, with the drawing of lots required at the 1988…
  • Nadal crushed at Australian Open

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    AUSTRALIA, January 27 – Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open dream lay in tatters Tuesday with the third seed crushed by Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals, but Maria Sharapova showed who’s boss by slapping down Eugenie Bouchard. The out-of-sorts Spaniard, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, was never in contention against a player he had beaten the last 17 times they met stretching back to 2006. The Czech seventh seed insisted ahead of the match that the imposing statistic meant little and he came out of the blocks firing, winning 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) despite a mini Nadal revival in…
  • Cape Verde, Zambia out after dour draw

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:36 pm
    EBIBIYIN, Equatorial Guinea, January 26 – Cape Verde and Zambia were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea on Monday after a dour 0-0 draw in a match hit by a tropical storm. Tunisia won Group B and the Democratic Republic of Congo finished second after they drew 1-1 in port city Bata at the same time. Cape Verde finished level on points and goal difference with DR Congo, but lost out because they scored only one goal in three matches while the Congolese managed two. Torrential rain, thunder, lightning and a swirling wind made good football impossible and when…
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  • New Browns OC: ‘We are not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building right now or not’

    J Will
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Well it didn’t take long for the Cleveland Browns new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo to raise some eyebrows. The Browns QB position will be the most talked about during the off-season and during the draft process. Brian Hoyer is a free agent and the Browns have expressed interest in bringing him back. Then there is Johnny Manziel who’s off the field partying has a lot of people questioning if he is really serious about his craft. With that being said, DeFilippo added fuel to the fire saying he doesn’t know if the starting quarterback is on the team right now.
  • Pat Haden unsure of future as USC athletic director

    J Will
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Pat Haden has found himself in the spotlight since taking the athletic director position at USC. Who could forget Haden firing then head coach Lane Kiffin at the airport following a loss two years ago. And what about this past season when he left the press box to argue with the referees during the Trojans win against Stanford. But other than that, Haden has done a good job at USC, but health concerns has him unsure of his future. Q You recently dispelled some rumors that you might be stepping down soon. What are your future plans? How much longer would you like to do this? Haden I don’t…
  • Rebounding and lack of a star player will doom the Atlanta Hawks in the playoffs

    J Will
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the most impressive teams in the NBA this season. The Hawks are 35-8, which is the best record in the Eastern Conference at this time. The Hawks are also on a 14 game win streak, which puts the team in a tie with the 1993-94 team for the franchise record. Head coach Mike Budenholzer will undoubtedly be the coach of the year if his team keeps this up. Many believe that the Hawks will be the team to represent the East in the NBA Finals in June. With that being said, I think that rebounding and the lack of a star player will doom the Hawks in the NBA…
  • Video: DeAndre Jordan finishes alley-oop over Brook Lopez

    J Will
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    One thing that most players in the NBA should know by now is how to defend the DeAndre Jordan on a pick and roll. The Los Angeles Clippers center has been known to throw dunk some vicious dunks after settings pick. Brandon Knight was a victim of this and now Jordan has got himself another one. Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez found out first hand Thursday night that his slows reaction let Jordan finish a Alley-Oop over him. Related posts: Clippers fan gets DeAndre Jordan’s dunk face tattooed on his hip Jordan Hill says he re-signed with the Lakers because Mike D’Antoni is gone Video:…
  • FSU recruit Brian Bell in the center of a $100 million lawsuit

    J Will
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    National Signing Day is two weeks away and the anticipation is getting bigger by the day. Most high school recruits are still taking official visits and trying to narrow down what school they are going to choose. One Florida State recruit is dealing with something a little more serious than the average high school recruit. Brian Bell is in the center of a $100 million wrongful death suit in the state of Georgia. The parents of Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old who was found dead inside a rolled-up mat in the Lowndes High gym in January of 2013, allege Brian Bell and his brother – along with…
 
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  • Missouri State Stands Behind Ailing Student Athlete

    CollegeXpress
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Missouri State University campus is typically awash in maroon and white, the school’s colors, but these days many students are decked out in orange. That’s because “BearWear Fridays” recently became “Allie Strong Fridays” in honor of Allie Alvstad, a Missouri State sophomore and softball player who was diagnosed with leukemia this past fall, and orange is the leukemia awareness color. Alvstad started the fall of 2014 like any other student after helping her team through a successful season the year before. But in September, she fell ill and was…
  • Texas Has 2014's Most Valuable College Football Team

    CollegeXpress
    25 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and college football is no exception. Forbes recently ranked the most valuable college football teams in the country, and The University of Texas at Austin’s Longhorns took the top spot. Despite a lackluster season, the ‘Horns still managed to take in $34 million in ticket sales for home games and an additional $31 million in football-related contributions. And according to the Forbes report, the team is worth an estimated $131 million. The Longhorns’ value is down 6% since last year, but that is largely due to an increase in…
  • At Mississippi State, the Only Prescription is Less Cowbell

    Stephanie Farah
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    At Mississippi State University, one of the most unique symbols of the school’s tradition is the cowbell. Cowbells are ubiquitous at Mississippi State football games, where the collective clanging of these instruments can become deafening—so much so that, in recent years, fans have been asked to “respect the bell” and “ring responsibly.” The school even has a whole website dedicated to proper cowbell etiquette. It appears, however, that not everyone has been minding their manners as of late. The cowbell cacophony reportedly has never been louder than it was…
  • Essential Tailgating Gear

    CollegeXpress
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    For many students, back-to-school means one thing and one thing only: college football season! And what’s the best thing about college football season? Tailgating, of course! Whether you’re sweating it out in Alabama’s lingering summer weather or bundling up in Michigan’s early fall, tailgating is a great way to connect with old and new friends while showing off your school spirit. But no game would be complete without some killer accessories, so gather around the gridiron in style with this must-have tailgating gear. A ridiculous hat Nothing says “school…
  • University of Iowa Offers Free Tuition to Five Lucky Football Fans

    Stephanie Farah
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The fall semester is just a few short weeks away, and that can only mean one thing: the beginning of college football season. And for a handful of University of Iowa students, the thrill of cheering on their team isn’t the only thing they’ll have to look forward to. The school recently announced that five current students who purchase season tickets by this coming Friday, August 1, will win free tuition for the upcoming academic year. Students received an e-mail from the school this past Monday informing them that 11 prizes will be awarded to randomly selected students who…
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  • What’s the Rush? How to Avoid The Troubling Dilemma of The Hurried Athlete

    Janis Meredith
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development? Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly than he wants to? Are you being sucked into sports specialization? In 1981, psychologist David Elkind wrote a book called The Hurried Child He argued that kids are being turned into adults far too quickly, and described the traumas of kids forced prematurely into grown-up activities and roles. The…
  • Julian Edelman’s Touchdown Pass

    Jack Carroll
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    Julian Edelman’s touchdown pass brings his passer rating to a perfect 158.3 in the NFL. When the New England Patriots coaches called the trick play against the Baltimore Ravens, Julian Edelman took it in stride. As we now know, it was a play the team had been working on since training camp began. What made the play so successful? Bill Belichick said there was no way to predict the Ravens’ defense on that play, but they weren’t surprised by what they saw. “We had hurt them on first down, gained like nine yards on first down and that created the second-and-short, and…
  • The Julian Edelman Signed Swag Sweepstakes

    Jack Carroll
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm
    It’s time to celebrate the playoffs! We’re giving away a ton of gear signed by Julian Edelman. Prizes include: 1 signed Julian Edelman Patriots jersey 3 signed authentic NFL footballs 5 signed photos of Julian Edelman Entrants will also receive a copy of the Julian Edelman Guide to Working Out Like an NFL Wide Receiver where you’ll receive expert coaching advice on: Various types of upper body exercises that build essential muscle, tendon, and ligament groups Lower body exercises that help increase leg power Footwork drills to develop your foot speed and coordination…
  • 4 Signs Your Child is Not As Good as You Think He Is In Youth Sports

    Janis Meredith
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    We all think out kids are the best. It’s parental instinct. And quite honestly, we should be biased when it comes to our children. But there is a time when you should override your prejudices and face reality, and one of those times is when you are looking at your child’s sports abilities. Very few parents can objectively evaluate their child’s ability in sports unless they’ve played or coached the sport themselves. We are hard wired to respond emotionally to our child’s performance much differently than we respond to another child’s performance. Sometimes the truth lies in the…
  • Why Winning is Okay, But Winning at All Costs is Not

    Janis Meredith
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    In sports, the goal is to win. Plain and simple. Let’s be honest, it is about whether you win or lose, not just how you play the game. But there is a line that many parents and coaches cross when it comes to winning. And that line is the difference between winning and winning at all costs. Why Winning is Okay Besides the fact that winning in youth sports is absolutely fun, there are some other reasons that winning is really okay: It gives players a sense of accomplishment It gives them a reward for their hard work It helps teams see what happens when they play together It encourages kids to…
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    Kevin Krest's Positively Sports

  • COACH K HITS AMAZING MILESTONE

    Kevin Krest
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    You can like or hate Duke University basketball, but there is no disputing the excellence demonstrated by its coach, Mike Krzyzewski, who today recorded win number 1,000 as the Blue Devils defeated St. Johns in New York's famed Madison Square Garden. I remember the first three  seasons of Coach K's tenure at Duke, when he was battling Dean Smith's vaunted Tar Heels and Terry Holland's Virginia Cavaliers led by three time player of the year Ralph Sampson. After the Blue Devils finished the 1982-83 campaign with a record of 11- 17 which followed the previous season's 10 - 17 tally, I doubt…
  • NBA MIDSEASON MUSINGS

    Kevin Krest
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    The Super Bowl is a week away, college football is behind us, Major League Baseball's spring training is still down the road a bit, the NHL has their annual goal-fest, otherwise known as an all start game today, so it's only fitting that I take my first look at the NBA. As most of my readers are aware, I don't tend to pay much attention to pro basketball, or even college hoops, for that matter, prior to the middle of February. But with the traditional powers Los Angeles, Boston, Miami and even Oklahoma city struggling, it's probably worth taking a look at the chances for some new faces to…
  • SUPER BOWL SUPER INFLATED HYPE

    Kevin Krest
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    The best thing about deflate-gate is that it's kept anyone from asking Richard Sherman questions that allow him a platform to spew crazy, yet in some weird way, interesting comments. What I haven't heard anyone mention, but I'm certain someone may have, given all of the discussion over the inflation of the footballs at last week's AFC Championship game, is if it is such a big deal to the league, why wouldn't they maintain control of the balls throughout the game? I understand that tampering with the footballs is a rules violation of some type, but if it could really tip the competitive…
  • FULL COST OF ATTENDANCE FOR NCAA BIG FIVE SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETES

    Kevin Krest
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    I was very pleased to see that the schools in the Big Five college conferences voted almost unanimously for scholarship student athletes to receive full cost of attendance assistance. I've long maintained that there was plenty of money to fund such benefits, especially as the salaries for coaches and administrators skyrocketed in recent years. The only people in the system that didn't benefit fully were the athletes themselves.I'm fully aware of the benefits of a college education, but when you're 18, working your tail off to play a sport and without any walking around money, it's a hard sell…
  • NFL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: PATRIOTS BIG AND BARELY SEAHAWKS

    Kevin Krest
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Well, Super Bowl XLIX (that's 49 for those not intimately familiar with Roman Numerals) is set, with the top seeds in each conference advancing in quite different ways. Seattle somehow found a way to pull out an overtime victory against Packers in the NFC Championship game, while the Patriots deflated the Colts and apparently a few footballs, to win the AFC crown.Let's start with the first game, one that will remain a classic at least until next week, when most fans will be hard-pressed to remember who went winless in Seattle (that was really bad, but I couldn't resist). Of course, the legion…
 
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    My Football Mentor: Football Training & Coaching Videos for Receivers, Quarterbacks, Running Backs

  • Goals That Inspire

    Brad DeHaven
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    What are some of your goals for 2015? As a player or coach going into off-season I’d suggest that you create meaningful goals that are worth fighting for because life (and your opponents!) will constantly test your resolve and level of commitment. If your team goals, or individual ambitions don’t get your heart racing, blood pumping, butterflies circling, or voice crackling when you talk about them, you may need to go back to drawing board and create some new ones. Why? Because it’s easy to create safe and socially acceptable goals that get a polite pat on the back or an attaboy. Those…
  • Act The Part

    Anthony Lanzillo
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    If you want to be an exceptional athlete, then how should you be acting? How does an exceptional athlete behave and act… on and off the court or field? How does an exceptional athlete approach each practice and training session? How does an exceptional athlete treat his teammates and coaches? How does an exceptional athlete act when he receives constructive criticism or feedback from others? How does an exceptional athlete act when he is not playing his best or loses a game? To be exceptional, you need to be the exception and do more than what would be expected from any other athlete.
  • Do You Have Your “Act” Together?

    Anthony Lanzillo
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    Are You A High School Student-Athlete Who Wants To Play In College? “…we want high character kids with the proper attitude to reach their potential on and off the court. Character/Attitude is a huge part of our evaluation process.”  – Josh Schartz – head men’s basketball coach at Lincoln Memorial University (TN) “Attitude and character are the main pieces of recruiting. I don’t care how good a player you are, if you throw your stick or stand off from your team, I am done talking.”  – Frank Rogers – head women’s lacrosse coach…
  • De La Salle vs Centennial: 2014 CA State Championship

    Brad DeHaven
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
  • Trinity (FL) vs IMG Academy (FL): 2014

    Brad DeHaven
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:17 pm
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    Free Sports Picks - Predictions Against The Spread

  • The Money Down: January 27

    Cole Ryan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Super Bowl Odds: Public Pushing PatriotsThe Super Bowl is just days away and when the line opened up for the big game the money was flowing in on the Patriots. That trend is continuing as game time approaches.Both Vegas odds and fans betting on Patriots: The Super Bowl point spread is holding steady at New England min… http://t.co/7hSdXo6X78— #crytic (@chuks_obodo) January 26, 2015We’re just under a week away from the much-anticipated kickoff of Super Bowl XLIX and the action is heavily tilted in one direction at one online book. Seventy-three percent of spread bets are on…
  • NBA Full Court Report: January 27

    Cole Ryan
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    NBA Schedule: Let It SnowThe Portland Trailblazers headed to the East coast to the start a road trip, but Mother Nature has other plans. The game between the Blazers and the Nets was postponed due to weather.NBA announces Blazers vs. Nets, Kings vs. Knicks are postponed due to #Snowmageddon2015 http://t.co/edo1uMVCT8— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 26, 2015The Kings and the Knicks were also put off due to weather. As a basketball handicapper it is important to note the change in schedule because Portland’s schedule makes it unlikely that there is a convenient time for…
  • 2015 NFL Draft: New York Jets

    Cole Ryan
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    2015 NFL Draft: New York JetsThe New York Jets were doomed from the start of the 2014 NFL regular season. Head coach Rex Ryan became a lame duck coach in just a few games into the season and young quarterback Geno Smith became a turnover machine, constantly gift wrapping victories for opposing teams.The Jets finished in dead last in the AFC East with four wins and 12 losses. They were never in the race for the divisional title as they managed to win just one game in the East while losing five. The team would play hard for their dearly departing head coach, but the lack of talent and urgency…
  • NHL System Picks Week 17

    Allen Moody
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    The National Hockey League returns from its annual All-Star Break and what happens over the next five weeks will go a long ways in determining which teams are buyers and sellers for the March 2 trading deadline.  Really, there are just four or five teams completely out of the playoff picture, while others are hanging by a thread.Jumping ahead to Wednesday, we’ll find two of the teams who are basically just hanging on when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the New Jersey Devils. The break couldn’t have come soon enough for the Maple Leafs, who have lost six straight games. The problem with…
  • Free NBA Picks: Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons

    Adam Burke
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Matchup: Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit PistonsDate/Time: January 27, 7:30 p.m. ETTV: NBA TVNBA Betting Odds From Bookmaker SportsbookSpread: Cleveland -6.5Total: 205The Cleveland Cavaliers suddenly look like the team that was the favorite to win the NBA Title. The Detroit Pistons are on a pretty nice, less publicized run of their own as winners of 12 of their last 17 games. The Cavaliers and Pistons don’t exactly have the Cleveland/Detroit rivalry of the Indians and Tigers, but this is still a Central Division matchup between two teams that are desperate for wins. The Cavs are a sizable…
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    Simply Swim Blog

  • How to Point Turn and Sight When Open Water Swimming

    Robyn Caldwell
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    With the final video in our ‘Learn to Swim’ series we have point turning and sight in open water. As with our previous blog posts, the video is available above or for those that prefer to read the information or cannot listen to the video then we have a full transcript of the video below. Today we are going to be talking about point turns and sighting in the open water environment. When swimmers first come to me and they have done a little bit of open water swimming beforehand, the first thing they say is they can’t swim in a straight line, and they can’t see where the…
  • Top Tips For First Time Open Water Swimmers

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Continuing with our ‘Learn to Swim’ series, we have another installment for you. If you’re new to open water swimming or triathlons then watch this video before going for your first training session to get Richard’s top tips for first time open water swimmers. You can either watch the video, or we have included a full transcript of the video below if you prefer to read through our top tips. The first thing we are going to touch on is beginner open water swimming. If you are going to enter the open water then I do advise that you look at the previous blogs we have done…
  • The Evolution of a Swimsuit

    Lindsey Taylor
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    With sales increasing year on year, swimwear and goggle guru Aqua Sphere is fast becoming a must-have brand amongst fitness swimmers for its high-comfort high-innovation technology. Set to unveil its most eye-catching range of fitness swimwear so far in February, we spoke to Lindsey Taylor, Swimwear Product Manager, and asked her to explain the evolution process behind each new collection. For starters, how early does your team start working on a new swimwear collection? “We start working on each new season two years ahead of time. Across the Design Team we are all really keen swimmers and…
  • Our Top 5 Simply Swim Videos of 2014

    Robyn Caldwell
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    It’s been a great year for Simply Swim and our YouTube channel has grown from strength to strength with a range of really well received videos. From interviews with Sean Conway, the first person to swim the length of Great Britain, to product reviews and swimming advice videos, we have really enjoyed creating videos this year, and we hope you have enjoyed watching them. So without further ado here is our countdown of our top 5 favourite Simply Swim videos this year; 5. Keri-Anne Payne Discusses Her Training and Swim Britain 2014 - Earlier in the year we were lucky enough to get the…
  • Swim Drill to Increase Your Speed

    admin
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you’re looking to increase your speed in the pool then maybe our handy ‘Learn to Swim’ video can give you some assistance. This week we show you a Tabata set that will aid you in improving your speed through the water, the video is shown above, or there is a full transcript of the video below for you to work through. For those of you that are looking to improve your speed, there’s a really hard set that I use that has a massive success rate. It is a type of Tabata set, so in the pool you are going to swim for 3 minutes in total. And then repeat that 3 minute swim…
 
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    Sport Seasons Blog

  • Running Playlist: All I Need Is the Road and My Music

    Stephanie
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:33 pm
    For many of the miles I have run through the years I have been fortunate enough to have friends to join me.  I often even have friends that are kind enough to text me and tell me to get my butt out of bed because it is time for us to meet!  (After 5 alarms and 2 texts I am up and ready!) For the days and the miles that I do it alone, I have my music.  Refreshing my playlist is something that gives me extra motivation to get out of bed and it gives me more desire to stay out there when I am doing a 20 miler alone.  I am so picky about my music.  I am also moody about my music, some days I…
  • New Saucony Triumph and Brooks Glycerin Review: Battle of the Best Cushioned Running Shoes

    Stephanie
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Brooks Glycerin Saucony Triumph Saucony and Brooks have always been by far my two favorite brands of running shoes. For over a decade I wore nothing but Saucony. However, I just recently bought my 4th pair of Brooks Glycerins in less than a year. So let me start there. The Glycerin 12 is a great update from the previous version. It’s a little lighter, yet has more cushion and it is a bit sleeker. It has what Brooks refers to as Super DNA, the best cushion they have yet to provide. It provides their most plush feel yet, without adding a lot of weight. There are also pressure zones on the…
  • Introducing Sport Seasons’ Nashville Running Group – Come Run With Us!

    sportseasons
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Richland Creek Greenway – click for map Surround Yourself With People That Inspire You! Have you been thinking about starting a running program?  Did you used to run and are ready to get back into it?  Then read on because we may have just the platform to get you started! Beginning on Saturday, January  24th at 8 am, Sport Seasons will be hosting a new Nashville running group.  We are encouraging runners and walkers of all speeds!  Whether you are an experienced runner looking for a new group and a change of scenery or you have never run a mile, come join us to make friends, find…
  • Eight Percent – Fun Facts About New Year’s Resolutions

    Stephanie
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    So it’s that time of year again…New Year’s Resolution Time. I know because the gym was so packed yesterday it was ridiculous! I mean great that so many people have joined a gym, are eating healthy, or have started a training program for running or walking, but how many of these people will still be going strong when March rolls around? Well, most studies show that only about 8 percent of people stick to their resolutions. Even if we were generous and doubled that… 16 percent is not so great either. Those who stick with their resolutions are those who are ready to make lifestyle…
  • Don’t Make Any Resolutions This Year: Create New Habits

    Joy
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    That’s right. 2015 is the year for no resolutions. Nada. Zippo. Zero. Instead, if you want to make a lasting change in your life, focus on creating a new habit based on the type of person you want to be. For example, instead of making a general resolution or goal to lose weight, create a new habit based on the type of person you want to be – someone that exercises regularly. Start small, and build on the habit. If you set a goal that is too far out of your comfort zone, like running three miles each morning, you’ll find all kinds of excuses not to follow through. “I don’t have…
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    Women Play Ball

  • DSU RUNS OUT OF GAS DOWN THE STRETCH TO FALL 66-59 AT NCCU

    edward helb
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Amber BogardCourtesy: DSU Athletics/Rodney Adams (Durham, N.C.) – Monday afternoon, the Delaware State women’s basketball team (3-15, 1-5 MEAC) came up short on the road to the North Carolina Central Eagles (5-15, 3-5 MEAC), 66-59, despite three Hornets scoring in double figures. With this loss, DSU dropped its fourth in a row, whereas the Eagles recorded their second straight win for the first time this season. In the first half, despite shooting 40 percent (12-of-30) from the field, the Lady Hornets led the majority of the way, including building an eight-point about midway through the…
  • Seawolves travel to MPSF rival SPU for dual

    edward helb
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Courtesy Sam Wasson/UAA AthleticsSeattle native Stefany Bryan and the Seawolves will try for their first-ever win at Royal Brougham Pavilion on Friday night. THIS WEEK IN SEAWOLF GYMNASTICS … Friday, Jan. 30 – 6 pm AST – Royal Brougham Pavilion – Seattle, WA Alaska Anchorage (2-3) at Seattle Pacific (1-3) LIVE VIDEOSTREAM (free): http://portal.stretchinternet.com/uaa/ LIVE STATS: Click here (link available at time of meet) SOCIAL MEDIA: Get periodic in-meet updates by following the @UAAGymnastics Twitter feed … fans can also like UAA’s main Facebook page (Alaska Anchorage…
  • Diamond Renews as Official Softball of the NPF

    edward helb
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Nashville, TN – National Pro Fastpitch announced an agreement between the league and Diamond Sports that extends the sporting goods manufacturer as the Official Ball of the NPF through the 2017 season. Diamond became the Official Ball of the NPF in 2006. The NPF 2015 season will mark the 10th anniversary of the NPF/Diamond relationship.  The ball category is one of only three exclusive partner/supplier categories that currently exist in the NPF, with the helmet and uniform as the other two. “We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with Diamond Sports as the Official Ball of…
  • Seawolves WBB dominates glass in 67-54 win over Binghamton

    edward helb
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Seawolves out-rebound Binghamton, 46-21 Stony Brook, N.Y. — The Stony Brook women’s basketball team out-rebounded Binghamton, 46-21, in a 67-54 win Sunday afternoon at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. Senior Sabre Proctor led the Seawolves in scoring for the 14th time this season with 14 points to go along with six rebounds. Sophomore Kori Bayne-Walker scored 13 points and dished eight assists, and junior Brittany Snow added 10 points and grabbed six boards. Junior Alyssa Coiro recorded eight points and a game-high eight rebounds for Stony Brook (11-9, 4-3 America East). Imani Watkins…
  • No. 4 Duke Upends No. 54 Memphis

    edward helb
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Photo courtesy of Duke Photography Click here to watch the video. DURHAM, N.C. – The fourth-ranked Duke women’s tennis team will have an opportunity to defend its 2014 ITA Division I National Women’s Team Indoor Championship title. The Blue Devils earned a berth in the annual indoor tournament after defeating 54th-ranked Memphis, 4-0, Sunday afternoon in an ITA Kick-Off Championship Match held in Durham, N.C. “[Returning to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships] is a great opportunity for us,” head coach Jamie Ashworth said. “We have to get better though in the next week…
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs: Next Steps

    Clark Munroe
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    Hello Hockey Tracker readers and Leafs Fans alike. It has been a while since my last article, so let’s shake off the rust with a big topic on everyone’s mind right now. What are the Leafs going to do? Well, as I am not the GM of the team, I cannot tell you exactly what
  • Leafs Lose 3-0 to the St. Louis Blues

    JordanClancy
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    The Toronto Maple Leafs seem to have the blues. They took their sixth loss in seven games played in January so far, to St. Louis last night. St. Louis goaltender Brian Elliott saved all 27 shots he faced from the Leafs last night, going on to record his 3rd shutout of the season and 28th in his career. Elliot is
  • Holtby and Capitals on a Roll

    Emily Miranda
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    For the 12th time this season, the Capitals held their opponent to 25 or fewer shots, matching their total from the previous two seasons combined and shutting out the Flyers Wednesday night for a 1-0 victory. The Caps had 23 shots on goal and Chimera was the lone scorer in the first period. Wednesday night
  • Caps Up For 7th Straight Win on Home Ice

    Emily Miranda
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    In Wednesday’s matchup against the Flyers, the Caps will be contending for their seventh straight win on home ice, a streak last achieved in the 2011-2012 season. They haven’t lost at the Verizon Center since December 2, and it’s more than fair to say they are an entirely different team than they were six weeks
  • Is it too little, too late for the Colorado Avalanche?

    ZachRosenberg
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    As the Colorado Avalanche venture through the second half of the 2014-2015 season, their playoff hopes continue to diminish. The Colorado Avalanche came into this season with a chip on their shoulder; a chip that no longer exists. After finishing 2nd in the Western Conference during the 2013-2014 season, the Avalanche made an early exit
 
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    SportsJourney.com

  • Washington Redskins: Joe Barry New Defensive Coordinator

    Diane Chesebrough
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Ashburn, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Joe Barry as Defensive Coordinator. The Redskins also interviewed three assistants from the San Francisco 49ers for the job; defensive backs coach Ed Donatell, tight ends coach Eric Mangini and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. As well they interviewed the well-respected, defensive-minded, multiple-team defensive coordinator and head coach Wade Phillips, former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and their own secondary coach Raheem Morris. A day before the announcement about Barry’s…
  • Redskins Morris Replaces McCoy in Second Pro Bowl

    Diane Chesebrough
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Ashburn, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that running back Alfred Morris will be playing in the 2015 Pro Bowl, replacing Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy in the game. Morris had already been chosen as an alternate for the contest and, with McCoy having been injured in the Eagles’ last game this year and deciding to pull out, Morris will represent. The Pro Bowl takes place Sunday, January 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. This will be the second time Morris has appeared in the Pro Bowl. Washington left tackle Trent Williams will join Morris as another of…
  • Redskins Hire Bill Callahan to Coach Offensive Line

    Diane Chesebrough
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Ashburn, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named Bill Callahan as Offensive Line Coach, reportedly on a three-year contract. Callahan is entering his 17th season, including capturing the 2002 AFC Championship as head coach of the Oakland Raiders after former Raiders’ head coach Jon Gruden went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has been a member of an offensive staff that has finished in the Top Five in rushing or passing 10 times, including leading in rushing twice (2000 and 2009) and passing once (2002). Callahan has had 10 offensive linemen combine for 22…
  • NFL: Rodgers, Murray, Watt PFWA 2014 MVP’s

    Diane Chesebrough
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who led a prolific offense with 38 touchdown passes and 4,381 passing yards, was selected as the 2014 NFL Most Valuable Player, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, who led the league in rushing yards with 1,845, was selected as the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year, and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who had 20.5 sacks and led the league in tackles for loss, quarterback hits and fumble recoveries, was named the 2014 Defensive Player of the…
  • Wizards Break Ten-Year Losing Streak Against Spurs

    Nicole White
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Ten years and 17 straight losses are what the Washington Wizards have endured since their last win against the San Antonio Spurs on November 12, 2005. Last night, the Wizards finally broke the losing streak with a vengeance, pulling off a tremendous 103-99 victory over the defending NBA Champions. The last time Washington beat San Antonio, Wizards’ starting guard John Wall was just fourteen years old. Oh, how things have changed. Having lost the last seven games to the Spurs since he was drafted first overall in 2010, Wall led the troops Tuesday night with 25 points and eight assists…
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    BrutusReport

  • Big Recruiting Weekend At Ohio State

    srpatterson
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    This weekend is a big recruiting weekend for the OSU football team and the Buckeye coaches as they welcome a number of high profile recruits to campus. Two current commitments will make official visits, Justin Hilliard and Eric Glover-Williams. Five uncommitted prospects will also be on campus including DB Kareem Orr (Chattanooga TN), DL DaVon Hamilton (Pickerington OH), DL Terry Beckner (St. Louis IL), OL Venzell Boulware (Fairborn GA), and WR KJ Hill (North Little Rock AK).
  • Cardale Jones Had the Best Three Games He’ll Ever Have

    srpatterson
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Cardale Jones took the responsible route this week when he declared that he would return to Ohio State instead of taking advantage of his great play for the final three games of the season and entering the NFL draft. Beating Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship, beating Alabama and then winning the National Title against Oregon is a three game run that will more than likely not happen for another OSU quarterback any time soon. But Cardale valued his education and the opportunity to compete for the starting position this coming season. He began 2014 as the third string quarterback before…
  • Ohio State and Beating the Oregon Ducks

    srpatterson
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Ohio State has a good chance to beat the Oregon Ducks in the National Championship game Monday night for a number of reasons. Their game plan is capable to scoring on any team, their defensive line is capable of stopping the run, they can control the speed of the game, their coaching is outstanding, and they seem to be the team of destiny this year. Urban Meyer has been in the program with the same offensive and many of the same defensive coaches for 3 years now. They know how they want to stop teams and they know how to score on teams. Oregon is capable of scoring a lot of points but so are…
  • Ohio State To Play the Underdog Against Alabama

    srpatterson
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    Urban Meyer has been playing up the role of the underdog with the Buckeye team as they get ready for tomorrow night’s Sugar Bowl Semifinal game against Alabama. Overall he feels the team is excited for the opportunity and he doesn’t have to motivate them beyond the excitement they already have. The Crimson Tide is favored to win the game by 9 to 10 points. They have won three of the last five national championships, so they have the experience of playing in a big game.
  • Coach Tom Herman Will Coach the Bowl Game

    srpatterson
    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.
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    Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides

  • Most Popular Sports by Country Map

    OnlineWagerReview
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    (Click to enlarge map above…) Living in the USA, it feels like NFL Football is king of all sports. But, that is far from the truth… From the perspective of the World, European Football (or Soccer) is the clear winner in popularity. The parameters for defining “most popular” can be debated…but this map was generated using the... Read more » Read More at www.OnlineWagerReview.com Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • Phoenix Suns Cheerleaders Gallery – OWR Girls

    OnlineWagerReview
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    The Phoenix Suns are on fire. Current at 26-19 ATS on the season, the Suns have been making bettors very happy… Do you know what else has been making the NBA bettors very happy? Watching the Suns cheerleaders interlude commercial breaks! Let us honor the 2015 Suns Cheerleaders with the following OWR Girls gallery. Enjoy!... Read more » Read More at www.OnlineWagerReview.com Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2015 Super Bowl: Thoughts on the Spread

    David Grant
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:02 pm
    You probably know by now that the line is even or “Pick” for the Super Bowl. That isn’t how it started; in fact Vegas had Seattle as a 2.5/3 point favorite depending where you looked. After New England’s crushing blow to the Colts a rush of money got placed on New England. Does that mean... Read more » Read More at www.OnlineWagerReview.com Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • The Best and Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    David Grant
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Sometime in the eighties, when the Super Bowl turned from a major event into THE event the half-time show got bigger and bigger, each year promising more superstars and “special guests.” Since, there have been hits and misses. Here’s OWR’s top 5 best and worst… THE BEST: Michael Jackson (1993) The Rolling Stones (2006) They... Read more » Read More at www.OnlineWagerReview.com Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2015 Super Bowl Prop Bet: Super Bowl MVP

    David Grant
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Picking the Super Bowl MVP isn’t always so easy. The winning quarterback usually has the upper hand because they have the ball in their hands and most opportunity to succeed. However, this also means the odds aren’t all that favorable. We talk a lot about value of your picks at OWR and with prop bets... Read more » Read More at www.OnlineWagerReview.com Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
 
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    High School Illustrated

  • Tacko Fall: The Basketball Player You Cannot Miss

    High School Illustrated
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-5 high school senior from Senegal, thrives on and off the court by Kristen Giddings   TAVARES, Florida__As young players across the country gear-up for the upcoming basketball season, Tacko Fall stands above them all. Literally. The 7’5″ high school senior currently holds the spot as the tallest player in the country, standing two inches over even the NBA’s tallest player, Hasheem Thabeet, who measures 7’3″. Towering above other players his age, Tacko owns his height and uses his advantage to excel. “It gives me that much more…
  • 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…
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    UM Hoops.com

  • Notebook: Offensively challenged Michigan preparing for stingy Nebraska ‘D’

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Nebraska may have one of the Big Ten’s best scorers in Terran Pettaway, but the secret to beating the Cornhuskers this season is cracking their defense. And the Michigan basketball team, which averages just .98 points per possession, will have its hands full against one of the conference’s elite in stopping opponents. The Cornhuskers have the second best defense in the league, allowing just .983 points per possession in Big Ten games, and are ranked 10th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency. The Wolverines faced the Big Ten’s best team (and offense) on Saturday, now they…
  • Video: John Beilein, Max Bielfeldt preview Nebraska

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    On Tuesday, the Michigan basketball team hosts Nebraska, one of the best defensive teams in the Big Ten. John Beilein and Max Bielfeldt met with media Monday afternoon to break down the matchup. Beilein said the Wolverines are “banged up” in a way that could require a change to the starting lineup, though the coach didn’t specify who was hurt or if there were any new injuries. Meanwhile, Bielfeldt spoke about his increase in playing time and the national attention on his calves. The post Video: John Beilein, Max Bielfeldt preview Nebraska appeared first on UM Hoops.com.
  • Notes, quotes from John Beilein on Big Ten teleconference

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Michigan’s John Beilein spoke on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Monday morning to preview his team’s upcoming game against Nebraska. He also touched on recent changes to college basketball since athletes began unionizing last year, and he finished with a story about how Canisius College made the NCAA tournament despite losing its best player. Opening statement: “We had a great game Saturday with Wisconsin. Boy, they have just a terrific team. We had some chances that maybe if we played a bit better, we could’ve won, but at the same time, we got beat by a terrific team.
  • Big Ten Power Rankings: January 26th, 2015

    Dylan Burkhardt
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Welcome to our Big Ten Power Rankings where we examine the conference on a weekly basis and attempt to rank the conference and provide some insight about each team. 1. Wisconsin (6-1) Wisconsin escaped Michigan with an overtime win, but also obliterated Iowa on Tuesday. Even without Traevon Jackson and with the shock defeat at Rutgers, Wisconsin is the class of the conference by a wide margin. Graphing the Big Ten Efficiency Margin chart to the right shows just how far ahead of the rest of the field the Badgers are. Nobody else in the league is outscoring opponents by more than 6.2 points…
  • Five Key Plays: Wisconsin at Michigan

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Michigan fought No. 6 Wisconsin to the wire Saturday night at the Crisler Center, but the upset bid fell short. Our Five Key Plays provides a closer look at how the shorthanded Wolverines managed to take one of the nation’s best teams to overtime. 1) Wisconsin run gives it lead at end of first half The Wolverines held a slim lead with three minutes remaining in the first half, but a 9-0 run to close out the period gave the Badgers momentum into the break. Nigel Hayes began the response with an offensive rebound and putback through a foul. No one put a body on the 6-foot-8 forward, and…
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    SportingAlert

  • Oklahoma City Pulls Away For 92-84 Win Over Minnesota

    BY KOBY FRANZ
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) -- Russell Westbrook scored 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder -- playing without injured star forward Kevin Durant -- beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 92-84 on Monday night. The post Oklahoma City Pulls Away For 92-84 Win Over Minnesota appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • Anthony Davis Pours In 32pts, Pelicans Beat Sixers, 99-74

    BY Ron Howell
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Anthony Davis scored 32 points and finished with another double-double in guiding the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at Smoothie King Center on Monday night. The post Anthony Davis Pours In 32pts, Pelicans Beat Sixers, 99-74 appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • Jones, Okafor Help Earned Krzyzewski His 1,000th Career Win

    MILTON BLAKE
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Tyus Jones led four Duke players into double digit scoring and the No. 5 Blue Devils defeated St. John's 77-68 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday to earned Mike Krzyzewski his 1,000th career win. The post Jones, Okafor Help Earned Krzyzewski His 1,000th Career Win appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • NAGICO Super50 Final Live on ESPN3 Online: T&T v Guyana

    BY MARK SMITH | CARIBBEAN CONTRIBUTOR
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    The Guyana Jaguars have won the toss and decided to field first against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in today's NAGICO Super50 Final. The post NAGICO Super50 Final Live on ESPN3 Online: T&T v Guyana appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • Man United Named Strong Team For FA Cup Clash With Cambridge

    By Mark Morrison
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Manchester United have named a very strong team to face Cambridge United in tonight's FA Cup - 4th round clash at Abbey Stadium, but there is no Wayne Rooney and Victor Valdes is only on the bench. The post Man United Named Strong Team For FA Cup Clash With Cambridge appeared first on SportingAlert.
 
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    Visitors Section

  • The Visitors Section: The Naked King

    VisitorsSection
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys are fresh off the NFL Pro Bowl walking head long into the Super Bowl. Mike says some stuff and Josh yells at him then Josh says some stuff and Mike yells at him but it turns out they think the same thing but they can't hear it over their yelling!   *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 why Scott Walker. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party…
  • Visitors Section: Laying our lives on the line

    VisitorsSection
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys are live with themselves and their thoughts after another difficult week of football. Luckily we all have the Pro Bowl to lift our spirits before the big game.   *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 why Mike is the same person as Adam Levine. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with…
  • The Visitors Section: Better Late Than Never

    VisitorsSection
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    This week on a special live edition of the Visitors Section the guys wear a lime green bow tie and talk through what just happened in your football life. There were those NFL playoffs and something that we’re all calling a NCAA playoff as well. Go 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 injecting HGH directly into the center of your eyes is the right way to do that. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone…
  • The Visitors Section: Playoff Football

    VisitorsSection
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    This week on a special live edition of the Visitors Section the guys wear a lime green bow tie and talk through what just happened in your football life. There were those NFL playoffs and something that we’re all calling a NCAA playoff as well. Go 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 injecting HGH directly into the center of your eyes is the right way to do that. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone…
  • The Visitors Section: A Whole Year Lost

    VisitorsSection
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This week on a special live edition of the Visitors Section the guys rehash Christmas and get ready for all of the NYE action! All those people got fired from the NFL. We talk about them and the runaway SYFY hit Z Nation! Plus 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 Mike NEEDS a Playstation 4. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification…
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    WordPress.com News

  • Notifications just got a boost!

    Fred Cheng
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    If you’ve been tuning in to Hot Off the Press, you’ll know about recent updates to the WordPress.com interface along with some fantastic technical upgrades. To continue the momentum, we’ve introduced more interactive and robust notifications throughout WordPress.com. (Coming soon to a Jetpack blog near you.) Keep an eye on the new interface and let us know what you think! Why the change? We care about giving our users a streamlined and consistent experience across their devices. Unlike the old design, our new notifications look practically identical whether you are…
  • New Themes: Cubic and Wilson

    David A. Kennedy
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    It’s Theme Thursday and today I’m happy to present two new free themes: Cubic and Wilson. Cubic Designed by WordPress.com’s own Thomas Guillot, Cubic is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. With its single-column, grid-based design crafted around large featured images, Cubic is the perfect fit for photobloggers. Read more about Cubic in the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your blog by going to Appearance → Themes. Wilson Designed by Anders Norén, Wilson is minimal yet bold. It’s a clean and simple theme for personal sites and blogs — make it your own with a…
  • Around the World in Nine Photos

    Krista
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the WordPress.com Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos and photographers I stumbled upon during a recent armchair trip. My first stop was Alexis Pazoumian’s fantastic SERIES: India at The Sundial Review. I loved the bold colors in this portrait and the man’s thoughtful expression. Photo by Alexis Pazoumian Speaking of expressions, the lead dog in Holly’s photo from Maslin Nude…
  • New Themes: Boardwalk and Sela

    Thomas Guillot
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    We’re celebrating the New Year with two free themes: Boardwalk and Sela. Boardwalk Designed by yours truly, Boardwalk is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. Powered with horizontal scrolling and built around large featured images, Boardwalk is the perfect choice for photobloggers and those of you looking for an unconventional — yet elegant and creative — theme. Learn more about Boardwalk at the Theme Showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes. Sela Sela isn’t your typical business theme. It’s a vibrant, bold, clean theme with lots of space for large…
  • Im(Press)ive! Your Year in Review

    Michelle W.
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Millions of new sites created and posts published later, 2014 is in the books. We could regale you with big numbers, like these… Total New Blogs 18,300,771 That’s 49,997 new blogs per day! Total Posts 555,782,547 Or more than 1.5 million per day — not too shabby. 47 million were published from mobile devices, because you’re on the go. Bytes of Data per Hour 24.5 Trillion (Thanks for keeping us so busy!) … but the most important part of Automattic is what you make with the tools we offer. This year, we thought we’d look back at some of your successes, and…
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    UNPACKIN' it Ministries

  • 50 MINUTES of Super Bowl Talk, Does God Care Who Wins, New Coaching Gig for John Fox & Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR Announcement

    Darla
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    This week on the 50-minute show, Bryce unpacks how Seattle ended up in the Super Bowl, why the Packers didn’t, and who to root for on game day. Bryce also shares a faith thought on John Fox’s new coaching gig, discusses with Ed Uszynski whether God cares who wins a football game, and tells about Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR announcement.   FULL 50 MINUTE SHOW
  • 25 MINUTES of Deflate-Gate, Shaq’s New Show, Unbroken & All-Star Favorite, Steph Curry

    Darla
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:29 pm
    On this week’s 25-minute show, Bryce throws out questions about everyone weighing in on the Deflate-Gate story involving Tom Brady. He also brings his BEST stories of the week, including a Shaquille O’Neal comedy for TruTV, Louie Zamperini’s life portrayed in Unboken, and Steph Curry beating out LeBron James in the All-Star voting.  25MINUTEUNPACK  
  • UNDER REVIEW: Players Giving God Credit for Wins…Does God Care Who Wins?

    Darla
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Ed Uszynski joins Bryce, as they put players giving God credit for wins UNDER REVIEW…and ask the question: “Does God care who wins?”The guys discuss: Russell Wilson being the key to this conversation. Critics wondering if it’s proper to bother God with prayer about life’s trivialities. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinking God cares about the people playing football, but not the game’s result. Believing that if you have financial blessings or lots of success in life, God cares about you more. With a PhD in American Culture Studies, Ed Uszynski is a long-time…
  • FAITH & SPORTS MINUTE: Are You Walking with the Wise?

    Darla
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    The NFL Coaching Carousel has been extra crazy this year, and John Fox’s move to the Bears is especially intriguing. One of the reasons he continues having opportunities as a head coach is that he hires excellent coordinators and assistant coaches. With many of John Fox’s strong coordinators getting head coaching jobs after being on his staff, I think there is something we can learn from him. John Fox may not be the best head coach, but he brings in assistant coaches that make him better. In life, we also need to surround ourselves with great people that bring out our best. The Bible…
  • UNDER REVIEW: Ohio State’s Championship Win

    Darla
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Ed Uszynski joins Bryce to put Ohio State’s Championshipwin UNDER REVIEW. The guys discuss: The Urban Meyer story Cardale Jones’ decision to return to school The “3 QB Dilemma” for next year Affecting The Big 10 With a PhD in American Culture Studies, Ed is a long-time staff member at Athletesin ActionUNPACK50SEGMENT2
 
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    Sonoma County Sports Fans

  • SoCo Sports Fans 1-10-2015

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    "Handles" - Handles Franklin from the Harlem Globetrotters joins us! The latest on the 49ers/Raiders coaching search and we remember Stuart Scott.
  • SoCo Sports Fans 12-20-2014

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    "He's Dead Jim"- Paul Guiterez from ESPN talks 49ers lows this season.
  • SoCo Sports Fans 12-13-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    "Jekyll & Hyde" - Sharks announcer Randy Hahn joins us!
  • SoCo Sports Fans 12-6-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:44 pm
    "Blank Space" - After getting smacked around by the Seahawks on Thanksgivin, the Niners still a have a shot at the Playoffs... right?
  • SoCo Sports Fans 11-22-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:40 pm
    "Nolan" - Sharks Great Owen Nolan joins us!
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    StacieMahoe.com

  • FAQ: How can I improve my slapping?

    Stacie
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Recently, I had someone send me a message asking for some slapping advice. I must admit, I was not a slapper and never learned how to do it in a game setting. However… my daughter was a slapper (converted to left and eventually to slap and hit) I’ve spoken with some a number of knowledgable coaches on the topic (including Larry Ray via e-mail) I’ve been alongside a number of players as they learned to slap (helped them through drills, listened to instruction, etc). From these experiences, and from my own observations, here are 5 things that can help you improve your slapping…
  • Fastpitch Performance Trick Most Players Don’t Use

    Stacie
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    You may remember a while back, everyone switched over from static stretching and warmup to a dynamic stretch type warmup/routine. I did too. I think it’s great. However, many players, coaches, and parents forget that stretching can also help repair muscles and maintain muscle/body health. When you dedicate as much time to training as you do, you really do need to be proactive in your recovery as well. If the only time you stretch is during warmup, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I was guilty of this too. Like many other softball players, my daughter complained of lower…
  • More than praise, your child needs this

    Stacie
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    One thing keeps popping in my social media feeds during this first month of the year. I don’t see many resolutions (thank goodness). But I do see people making proclamations of stepping AWAY from what everyone else thinks they *should* be and moving toward being who they really are. This is something I’m actively working toward as well and something that I believe is huge in coaching. You cannot coach like someone else. You must bring YOUR unique gifts, talents, and strengths to the table. You HAVE them. Use them! The other concept that falls in line with valuing yourself for who…
  • Catching Tips with Megan Willis

    Stacie
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Great catchers make teams better. Period. Pitchers throw with more confidence to a catcher they trust. Your defense, like it or not, receives cues from the catcher on the field. A good catcher can lift your team’s level of play with their demeanor and leadership on the field. A weaker one can bring your team down with nothing more than negative body language. A catcher who lets baserunners advance by with passed balls can really make things tough for your team. No longer does your opponent need to hit or sacrifice to advance or score runners. A weak catcher can be a huge problem! A…
  • Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

    Stacie
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    There was a time when I asked myself this question about coaching, “Do nice guys finish last?” Does positive coaching really work? So often I see rude, obnoxious coaches succeed.  I wondered if coaches could actually SUCCEED by doing everything right, by taking no shortcuts, by following the rules and coaching with fairness and integrity. Or is it true that nice guys finish last as the old saying suggests? Well, yesterday, the first day of this New Year, I spend the day kicking back and watching movies with my kids. One of the movies we watched was When the Game Stands Tall.
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    Sports WAR

  • South Africa’s Alviro Petersen pens Lancashire deal

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has joined the County Cricket Club Lancashire after retiring from internationals. The 34-year-old right-handed batsman, who has previous county experience at Somerset, Essex and Glamorgan but now he has penned a two-year deal with the Red Rose with an option to extend to a third year as a non-overseas player, subject to receiving official clearance. We are delighted to announce the arrival of batsman @AlviroPetersen who has arrived @EmiratesOT – http://t.co/MlEubAUoCB #WelcomeAlviro — Lancashire CCC (@LancsCCC) January 22, 2015 He has scored…
  • It’s all about the value not the outcomes

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    Let’s consider a hypothesis – in a tennis final between two players you deem to have an equal chance, you have a punt on one of the players because s/he is 5/4 against. Let’s assume you lose your bet. Now tell me – were you right or wrong to have taken the bet? If you’re thinking “wrong because you lost the money” you perhaps need to think again. All forms of sports have uncertain outcomes no matter how certain the outcome may appear to be before the contest starts. So with our example, if your analysis is right and the players were broadly equal, then the match could have gone…
  • Jose Mourinho: We are not favourites to win the Premier League title

    admin
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    The charismatic Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that the Blues are not favourites to win the Premier League title this year. The Portuguese manager has guided Chelsea to top of the league table with 49 points in 21 games. However, the 51-year-old doesn’t think that the Stamford Bridge club are title favourites. “We are not favourites, we are candidates. We have led from day one but if we were two points behind I would say the same,” he said View image | gettyimages.com Chelsea have a great opportunity to turn the heat up on the reigning champions Manchester City when…
  • Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series Schedule: Australia, India and England

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    The Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series to be played between Australia, India and England from 16th January, just a month before ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Australia, with full of confidence after their memorable 2-0 Test-series victory over India last week. India, it will be an opportunity to boost their World Cup charge. View image | gettyimages.com Meanwhile, England come with a new leadership, after sacking Alastair Cook following a pathetic ODI campaign last year and gets a new appointment of Eoin Morgan as a skipper. Full Schedule: Jan 16: Australia vs England at Sydney…
  • Juan Martin del Potro all set for Australian Open

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    The Argentine Juan Martin del Potro has confirmed that he will make a comeback to play in the Australian Open next week, after being sidelined for a long spell by a wrist problem. The former US Open champion, who is now ranked 135 – has been ruled out of action since February last year because of a left wrist problem that required surgery, but he has decided to play at the Sydney ATP tournament to try to defend his title. Del Potro, 26, confirmed the news on his Facebook page: Post by Juan Martín del Potro. The Australian Open will be played from January 19 to February 1 in Melbourne,…
 
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  • Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 5 - Making It Up

    14 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 5 - Making It Up Were the people who wrote Lost making it up as they were going along? The answer may surprise you... Well, maybe not. Production Notes: *The CW interview seg... From: Reetae27 Views: 161 19 ratings Time: 01:03:41 More in Entertainment
  • Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 4 - Moving the Island

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 4 - Moving the Island Hey, remember when Lost was a "science fact" show? Yeah... good times. Music courtesy of: Okinawa Lifestyle (http://okinawalifestyle.bandcamp.com/) From: Reetae27 Views: 289 24 ratings Time: 21:54 More in People & Blogs
  • Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 3 - The Great Island Pregnancy Conundrum

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 3 - The Great Island Pregnancy Conundrum Hide yo kids, hide yo wives, because Ben Linus and The Others are out there, and they're coming for you... at least, for one season -- a very sloppy season t... From: Reetae27 Views: 598 23 ratings Time: 29:55 More in People & Blogs
  • Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 2 - Why the Mysteries Matter

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 2 - Why the Mysteries Matter Lost is a show where little kids experience a plane crash, are marooned on an island, are kidnapped on the island by crazy people, and never leave the island. Needless to say, they all lived... From: Reetae27 Views: 418 24 ratings Time: 17:40 More in People & Blogs
  • Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 1 - Remember Walt?

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Reetae Reviews LOST: Part 1 - Remember Walt? Have you ever wished that someone would make a comprehensive review of Lost, one that notes all of its unsolved mysteries on a season-to-season basis? Well, ... From: Reetae27 Views: 613 25 ratings Time: 15:24 More in People & Blogs
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    Junior D Sports

  • JDS Podcast Episode 106: Super Bowl Edition

    Junior D
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    This week Lou and Junior D discuss the upcoming Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Seahawks. We also discuss our top 5 Super Bowls we’ve seen, Marshawn Lynch grabbing his junk and, of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • CBJ: The Hits Keep On Coming

    Rich M
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    It has been the definition of this season for the CBJ…Sergei Bobrovsky is the next Blue Jackets player to go down during the game in Winnipeg Wednesday night. At the time of writing this there... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 105: Patriots and Seahawks Go to the Big Dance

    Junior D
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    This week Lou and Junior D discuss Joe Paterno getting his wins back, Cardale Jones’ choice to stay at Ohio State for another season, the NFL’s Conference Championship games and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Conference Championship Edition

    Junior D
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    After another week of going 2-2, my playoff total against the spread is 4-4. At least I know I can’t go 2-2 this week because there are only two games to pick. We are getting ever so close to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 104: National Championship and NFL Playoff Talk

    Junior D
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:10 pm
    This week Lou and Junior D discuss the keys to success for the Buckeyes National Championship victory and we also get into the NFL playoffs. This week’s show is more than just a show,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • A tough day - 2015 Ironman 70.3 Auckland race report!

    Paweł Chalacis
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    Ok, my plan was to go sub 5 hours. Plain and simple. On the one hand I was not preparing directly for that race as my main event is Ironman New Zealand, but on the other hand - I did 5:17 last year on the same course and I wanted to see what progress I have made. It took me 5 minutes and 36 seconds longer than expected. Still, considering the race conditions - I’m happy with that result.
  • 2015 training and racing schedule

    Paweł Chalacis
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    I’ve covered my general goals for 2015 already, so here is time for triathlon specific info. And yes, one of the goals is to beat the time above ;)
  • My Goals for 2015

    Paweł Chalacis
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    If you have seen this blog before then you are probably familiar with my list. While it is still a big source of motivation / progress check for me, here are a few things that I’d like to accomplish this year.
  • 2014 training summary

    Paweł Chalacis
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:21 pm
    It feels like I wrote 2013 summary just a moment ago. This year went way too fast!
  • 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.
 
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    The Confidential

  • O Captain, My Captain!

    pharmacard
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    (Ed Note: This was supposed to be published yesterday).  Now that the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team has had time to heal the gashing wounds laid down by the Duke Blue Devils from a week ago (Jahlil Okafor just scored again by the way), we look to see how they bounce back on Sunday when they invade the home of the PITT Panthers and the greatest slicked back coaching hairstyle this side of Steve Lavin.  It’s been an eerily quiet week from the Cards, with one exception. At the beginning of the week Rick Pitino announced that junior forward Montrezl Harrell was no longer a…
  • Syracuse and Rafael Addison

    acaffrey
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    A caveat: Rafael Addison was my favorite player growing up.  So when Nunes Magician started discussing what off-the-radar player deserved to have his Syracuse jersey retired, I rather easily came to the defense of #12.  As it has, sadly, been nearly 30 years since Addison played, few current fans truly remember him.  But I thought he deserved some recognition. To get the statistics, I had to rely heavily on this website: http://www.orangehoops.org/RAddison.htm.  But it reminded me that Addison remains at the top of Syracuse’s career statistical lists: #10 in scoring (without the…
  • Syracuse Orange On Trial: A 3 Game Case Study

    drunkcusefan
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Opening Statement: this season is rustling a few Orange fan feathers. You might describe Syracuse’s overall play somewhere between panic-inducing, gut wrenching and dare I say exciting. Jim Boeheim’s troops currently tout a 14-5 overall record and are 5-1 in ACC play. That fact bears repeating but for the sake of redundancy, I’ll let the readers make that call. For many college basketball teams that record would be a season to tell their friends about. Throw in the fact that Syracuse has just one starting senior in Rakeem Christmas (you may have heard of him) and things…
  • ACC Basketball Confidential Roundtable: January 22, 2015

    acaffrey
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Every week, the Confidential contributors get together during football and basketball seasons to provide a summary of their school, the ACC, and other topics of note.  Here is this week’s thoughts on hoops: 1.  How did your school look this past week–any surprises or disappointments?  Are you looking forward to anything regarding your school? Brian (FSU): Well the fact FSU actually won on the road to a half decent Clemson team was a surprise.  Although, I was disappointed we lost at home to NCSU. I thought NCSU was one of the games against a good team that FSU could steal at…
  • Will The Cards Fly South From Here?

    pharmacard
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    First off, hello to all the subscribers to ACC Confidential.  My name is Kevin Wright and I will be the new and second contributor to this blog representing the University of Louisville.  With that said, I will get right to the point with my first blog entry…….. After attending the UofL/Duke tilt this past Saturday at the Yum Center, my biggest fears as a long-time die hard Cardinal fan became a reality: the Cards may have deficiencies this season that cannot be overcome by X’s and O’s or the good ole post game “players only” locker room meeting.  The…
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    fanatix Sport News

  • Actress Marisa Tomei calls New England Patriots HC Bill Belichick explanation believable

    Ian O'Brien
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Actress Marisa Tomei responded to New England Patriots head coach referencing her role from a 1992 film in his press conference. READ MORE: Bill Belichick transcript - Full transcript of New England Patriots head coach’s press conference released Julian Edelman Seahawks – New England Patriots wide receiver calls Seattle Seahawks secondary “ferocious” Drew Bledsoe on Deflate-Gate – Former Patriots quarterback angry with treatment toward Tom Brady New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has continually denied that his team cheated after it was discovered…
  • Model Fanny Neguesha dumped Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli because he objected to racy magazine shoots

    Steve Green
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Belgian stunner wasn’t prepared to be under Super Mario’s thumb. Gorgeous model Fanny Neguesha reportedly dumped Liverpool frontman Mario Balotelli recently because he objected to her sexy shoots in magazines, the Daily Mail reports. SEE MORE: Arsenal legend tips Gunners to sign ‘new Thierry Henry’ Liverpool transfer news The Italian international proposed to the 22-year-old last summer with a £25,000 engagement ring, but their good news was short-lived as she handed it back after he made demands about her working life. Speaking on Italian TV over the weekend, she…
  • NFL news: Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict could miss more time while recovering from microfracture surgery

    Jonathan Machlin
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    One of the fastest-rising stars at ILB in the NFL, Vontaze Burfict’s 2014 season was cut short with a serious knee injury in October. Cincinnati Bengals star LB Vontaze Burfict is going through a slow recovery from a second microfracture knee surgery and could miss time in 2015. SEE MORE: Royal Rumble news: Roman Reigns wins 2015 Royal Rumble Match, advances to Main Event of Wrestlemania XXXI Royal Rumble Update: Brock Lesnar retains WWE World Heavyweight Championship Arsenal legend wants former Chelsea boss to replace Arsene Wenger Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis confirmed this week…
  • Neymar demands Cristiano Ronaldo be punished for recent violent outbursts

    Steve Green
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    Barca star wants counterpart to be disciplined. Barcelona forward Neymar has pleaded with the Spanish football federation to slap Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo with a ban following his violent recent outbursts against Cordoba this month, the Daily Mail reports. READ MORE: Irina Shayk May Have Dumped Cristiano Ronaldo for Wrestling Star The Rock Real Madrid Legend Says Cristiano Ronaldo Will Win More Ballon d’Or Titles Than Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Did Not Deserve The Ballon D’Or Says Barcelona Legend Johan Cruyff Y ya van 3!! SIIIIIIUUU!!!Balón de Oro 2014! Enhorabuena!
  • NBA news: Nick Young has the solution for Los Angeles Lakers without Kobe Bryant

    Sumeet Paul
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Young has an interesting solution to the Kobe-shaped problem… READ MORE: Kobe to have shoulder surgery: Lakers star ruled out for the rest of the season. Scott benches Young for attitude: Lakers coach not happy with Young’s response at HT. Kobe suffers torn rotator cuff: Bryant sustains injury against Pelicans. Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young has insisted that he has the answer to the franchise’s problem after Kobe Bryant was ruled out for the rest of the season. The Lakers announced on Monday that Bryant would undergo shoulder surgery after suffering a torn rotator cuff…
 
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    The Detroit Hustle -- Detroit Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and sometimes Pistons musings

  • A JMMA update: What the landscape is for our former winners headed into spring training

    Mike
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    ONE MORE YEAR We’ve reached a turning point. Almost every baseball team ever held their Fan Fest/Winter Caravan/rally event/excuse to sell season tickets this weekend. Spring training is less than a month away. Another hunt for the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) will begin soon. But before that happens we most honor the past. The baseball side of the JMMA has three winners. Improbably, all of them could be in camp for somebody next year. Blaine Hardy and Jose Alvarez are guarantees. Hardy went from spring training destroyer to American League arson with his…
  • An appreciation of Dominic Raiola and a depreciation for how his last days were handled

    Mike
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    (AP) When his season was over, when what would be his best and last chance was taken away from him by a strange picked up flag, Dominic Raiola did what he’d done for the past 13 years as the Lions’ starting center: stood in front of his locker and took it. He spoke in barely above a whisper, trying not to disturb the silence in that surrounded the locker room. He gave some thoughtful answers, deflected some dangerous questions and dished out solid quotes. “Like what the [expletive] just happened,” Raiola said of the picked up flag. “But you got to make a decision…
  • A prequel to the Mock Draft game: Which prospects could the Lions take in the 2015 NFL Draft?

    Mike
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    (Photo: flguardian2) Twelve and a half percent of the teams in the NFL remain. The storylines for the conference title games are set. Coaching vacancies are filling up. The newsiest part of the season is over. Reporters are already getting bored. When that happens, the speculation steps up to new levels. There’s only one event capable of both handling all the educated and uneducated guess and still making the reporters/analysts/blowhards sound smart: the NFL Draft. Last year we established that none of the internet’s draft experts, from Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. to the…
  • The hidden advantage Martin Mayhew and the Detroit Lions already have going into this offseason

    Mike
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    When you’ve played in two playoff games since the millennium every aspect of one appearance is compared to the other, even the offseasons. Recently Lions general manager Martin Mayhew spoke about this offseason compared to the offseason after the 2011 season, a year ended that with a wildcard loss to the Saints. The next season Detroit went 4-12 and picked No. 5 in the draft. Most of Mayhew’s words were focused on free agency. He said he hung on to some veteran guys a year too long. But just because you make the playoffs the previous year doesn’t mean the situations…
  • Recapping George Johnson’s year as the James Mungro Memorial Award champion

    Mike
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Winter is here, February is coming and pitchers and catchers report in just 39 days. The next chapter of the James Mungro Memorial award sponsored by (sponsor pending) is around the corner. I knew you’ve already done a beer bong and taken your pants off at the news, but we’ve still got more than month. Pace yourself. Before we get to the next chapter we need to understand the chapters leading up to it and George Johnson just put together the greatest statistical JMMA season for a football player ever. As we know, Georgie Boy started off strong with a 1.5 sack performance on…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Long Island Native Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    info@lipulse.com
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    It looks like Craig Biggio’s finest achievement wasn’t winning the Hansen Award as Suffolk County’s top running back at Kings Park High. One of Long Island’s favorite sons is now a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On his third year of eligibility, Biggio received enough votes to be just the second island native, after Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski, to earn induction. Biggio, who spent his entire career playing for Houston, was a star in baseball and football at Kings Park. You can read any number of stories about Biggio and his career online, but here’s a boiled down…
  • SWR’s Cutinella featured on ESPN’s College Game Day

    info@lipulse.com
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tom Cutinella wanted to serve his country. He was a vocal leader as a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School and would have carried forth his leadership skills in the United States Army if he could. He passed away during a high school football game on October 1, but his legacy is now living on. He also received a scholarship offer to play college football at Army from Black Knights head coach Jeff Monken after his death. It was touching and a true testament to Cutinella’s being. This story was featured on ESPN’s College Game Day the morning of the annual Army-Navy football rivalry…
  • LI Native Featured on ‘A Football Life’

    info@lipulse.com
    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

    info@lipulse.com
    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

    info@lipulse.com
    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…
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    Grubulub

  • Great Baby Product: Otoscope

    Keith
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:09 pm
    When I previously posted about great baby products I forgot a good one: HARD CASE-Third Generation Dr Mom Slimline Stainless LED Pocket Otoscope + Lighted Ear Wax CURETTES now includes True View Full Spectrum LED and Pocket Clip. Bear with me here. The first time you bring your kid to the pediatrician because they have an elevated temperature but no other symptoms and they tell you your kid has a raging ear infection you’re going to feel like an asshole. Maybe there are kids out there that make it obvious that they are suffering from an ear infection, but mine isn’t one of them.
  • Best of Reddit

    Keith
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Reddit is the best. Reddit is mostly shit. Here then are only those Reddit posts that were determined by Reddit and its esteemed users to be the very best. These are the last 42 submissions that rose to the very top of /r/all as of January 25 2015 05:54:01 UTC. I know you’re out there, and you’re not an asshole. (Reddit) Skaters dedicated to a cause. (Reddit) TIL That Alfred Hitchcock filmed a Holocaust Documentary in 1945 and will be broadcast this year after being hidden for 70 years! (Reddit) Would you like some … (Reddit) Perks of Being Blind (Reddit) Portal. (Reddit)…
  • Music Video Monday: The Afghan Whigs’ The Lottery

    Keith
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
  • First Home Brew of 2015

    Keith
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Last Sunday we brewed a beer. We went with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone recipe from the Clone Beers book. We haven’t actually brewed anything in about a year, and we we’ve used this recipe before, so went with something relatively simple and familiar to ease ourselves back into it. We used our homegrown Cascade hops for the aroma addition. All the other ingredients came from our local home brew shop. The assistant brewer helps clean and sanitize the equipment. The assistant brewer inspects the grain bag. We did the mini-mash version of the recipe. We don’t have a proper…
  • Major Award

    Keith
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    As I mentioned I entered a beer photo contest in November. I submitted some photos in 2013 and didn’t win so I wasn’t expecting to this time either. I shouldn’t have underestimated the cuteness of my kid: Olivia and her Arrogant Bastard onesie helped me win the prestigious A Good Beer Blog Baby and Beer Prize. Baby and Beer prize: this year’s winner is Keith Adams of California who hits all the key points. Good looking kid, no implication of infant imbibation plus a clear reference to good beer. Brilliant. My prize is A Good Beer Blog author Alan McLeod’s book…
 
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    DC Pro Sports Report

  • New ad asking Redskins to change the name

    Thomas Threlkeld
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    The Oneida Change the Mascot campaign has a new ad out asking the Washington ‘Skins to change the name of the team. It’s simple and effective, though I doubt it will sway the minds of those who now see keeping the name as a matter of principle. The Oneida did not get permission from the NFL to use this footage so I don’t know how long this ad will last. Here it is.
  • Talking Redskins, Nationals & Deflate-Gate on TV

    Thomas Threlkeld
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Earlier today I was a guest on NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt to talk sports. We discussed the Nationals signing Max Scherzer and what that means for the rest of the team. We also covered the Redskins hiring Joe Barry as defensive coordinator and the Fritz Pollard Alliance calling on the team to change its name. We also covered Deflate-Gate, the possible scandal involving the New England Patriots and deflated footballs. Check it out.
  • Max Scherzer officially signs with the Nationals

    Thomas Threlkeld
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:18 am
    Scherzer’s agent Scott Boras [also the agent for quite a few other Nats players] gets a seat on the dais. Pretty remarkable. Also, this is what the rest of the Major Leagues is looking at right now.
  • Redskins hire Joe Barry as new defensive coordinator

    Thomas Threlkeld
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    The Washington Redskins have finally hired a defensive coordinator and it’s the guy we thought had been hired back on January 14 — Joe Barry, the former linebackers coach of the San Diego Chargers. Barry replaces Jim Haslett, who was fired after five seasons as defensive coordinator of the Redskins. [Watch this video of Barry explaining what he does.] Barry, who will turn 45 in July, has coached linebackers for the Chargers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the USC Trojans. He was defensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions under his father-in-law, Rod Marinelli, who is now the…
  • Nationals to host 2018 All Star Game

    Thomas Threlkeld
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    The Washington Nationals have been told by Major League Baseball that they will host the 2018 All Star Game, according to a report in the Washington Post. The announcement is expected before MLB Commissioner Bud Selig retires at the end of January 2015. Washington has hosted the All Star game four times, most recently in 1969 at RFK Stadium. The Montreal Expos hosted the game in 1982. The 2015 All Star game will be played in Cincinnati and in San Diego in 2016.
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    The Barry Sports Report

  • Drop The Pro Bowl, Bring In The Skills Competition

    BSRadmin
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Last night the NFL had its pro bowl draft with hall of fame wide receivers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter selecting the teams. It was cool to see how these players crafted the teams and who they valued where. However that is the most effort that will go into this game as if you tuned into last year’s pro bowl (not many did) you see that while it’s nice on paper, a postseason all star game in the NFL just doesn’t produce a competitive game. These games are more about joking around and making sure guys don’t get injured, which is completely understandable for the players.
  • NFL Draft Big Board 1.0

    BSRadmin
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    The NFL season is in the conference championship games, which means 28 of the 32 teams are looking towards next season. Many begin to look toward the NFL draft and produce mock drafts, however I don’t believe in doing them this early with free agency and coaching vacancies still being filled. With that being said, the best available list is very important to some teams and many fans following the draft so with this in mind, here is the pre-combine Barry Sports Report Big Board: 1. Leonard Williams DT, USC Williams is the clear top choice for this draft class as he can overpower tackles…
  • Welcome Back, Spags!!!

    BSRadmin
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Earlier today, the New York Giants filled their biggest opening of the off season at defensive coordinator with Steve Spagnuolo. Spags had previously been the defensive coordinator of the Giants when they won the 2007 Super Bowl and, as I’ve said before, there was no better fit for the Giants than Spags. Now that the hire has been made official, here are some things to look for with the Giants defense as far as personnel and scheme: Blitz, blitz and more blitz Spags is a guy who loves to send 6 to 7 guys in passing situations to create mismatches and put the QB under pressure. Look for…
  • Odell Beckham Jr. named Rookie of the Year

    BSRadmin
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Big congrats to OBJ!  Yesterday, Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants outstanding wide receiver, was named rookie of the year by the Pro Football Writers Association. This news shouldn’t come as any surprise as Beckham’s 108.8 yards per game was a rookie record. His final numbers were 91 receptions, 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games this season. In the process, he may be the first Giant rookie to save the General Manager and head coach’s job – and for that we thank him.
  • A Giant Reunion

    BSRadmin
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    The NFL off-season is in full swing for the New York Giants – and we’ve started to see some big changes. Ownership has already decided to hold onto longtime head coach Tom Coughlin and in turn, Coughlin has decided to make a change at defensive coordinator, letting go of Perry Fewell. Which leads to the next topic of discussion, who will replace Fewell? The three potential candidates for Fewell’s position are: Raheem Morris, the current Redskins defensive backs coach. Morris seems like he’d be an overwhelming long shot for the position given the lack of connection to…
 
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    Shaka Smart Basketball Camps LLC

  • Help Coach Smart win $100,000 for Friends RVA in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge

    Danielle
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Vote Smart in the 2015 Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge. Coach Smart has again selected FRIENDS Association for Children as his partner agency, and your support could generate $100,000! Vote now and come back every day––Round 1 ends January 25!  
  • 10 Ways to Keep Your Shaka Smart Basketball Moves Fresh

    Danielle
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    By Otesa Miles Even when Shaka Smart Basketball Camps isn’t in session, campers can practice moves at home and outside. Get your dribble on. Remember that black and yellow basketball each camper received? Use it. Coach Shaka Smart always tells campers to dribble so much that the balls should look worn by the next camp season. Dribble some more. Practice Havoc. The VCU basketball team’s signature defensive style is known nationwide. Even when you’re not on the court with a competitor, some Havoc-like moves can keep you basketball ready. Get those hands up and move those feet. Shuffling…
  • 11 Ways to Reduce Salt in Your Diet

    Danielle
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Photo by  Kiersten Koenig by Otesa Miles Sodium, which is necessary for the body, can cause great harm when consumed in excess. Found in table salt, foods, drinks and even medicines and supplements, too much sodium is a key factor in high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to kidney disease, heart disease and stroke. To decrease salt intake, here are a few tips: Reduce or, if possible, eliminate pre packaged foods. Microwave meals and convenient lunch boxes contain large amounts of sodium. Cut out cans. Canned foods usually are chock full of sodium, which adds flavor and acts as a…
  • Too Much Salt is a Health Violation

    Danielle
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo by Kiersten Koenig By Otesa Miles Keeping young bodies basketball ready involves tons of physical activity, plus lots of healthy foods. Unfortunately, a 2012 study in the journal “Pediatrics” found that many children and teens consume too much salt or sodium which increases their risk of having high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to a range of heart diseases. Young people should consume no more than 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily. In fact, less is better. Many people think excess salt comes from the salt shaker. However, the main culprit is prepared and…
  • It’s Gotta Be the Shoes

    Danielle
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Otesa Miles Is it basketball without basketball shoes? Good question. Each summer for Shaka Smart Basketball Camps, the Stuart C. Siegel Center serves as home to Virginia’s top basketball camp. An added bonus: the shoe fashion show that takes place on the court. Take a look at a few footwear favorites: Will defenders see you coming if you’re camouflaged? Real basketball camp ballers wear violet—with matching socks, of course. The only thing better than awesome shoes is VCU-autographed awesome shoes. Orange is the new black? A splash of lime always goes well with turquoise. If you…
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    Youth 5v5 Flag Football Championship Tournaments| Local,Regional and National Events

  • ADVERSITY IN SPORTS: When’s the Right Age to Allow Competition for Kids? + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
    In Youth Sports, Will Your Child Be Able To Climb His Mountain? – jbmthinks.com/ Sooner or later everybody has a mountain to climb. And for your child, that challenge very well may come in youth sports. He will face an obstacle, a battle, a mountain that will test him to his very core and if he manages to face that uphill climb with persistence and passion, he will succeed. Last… Continue Reading On jbmthinks.com/ » ADVERSITY IN SPORTS: When’s the Right Age to Allow Competition for Kids? – askcoachwolff.com I asked the controversial question on today’s show: At…
  • Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded

    Reginald Grigsby
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded – feeds2.feedburner.com Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loyalty and his excitement for just playing the game… Continue Reading On feeds2.feedburner.com »   Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded is a post from: Youth 5v5 Flag Football Tournaments| Local,Regional and National…
  • Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded

    Reginald Grigsby
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded – feeds2.feedburner.com Baseball fans in heaven are excited about the prospect of more doubleheaders, because as Banks said, “It’s a great day for a ball game; let’s play two!” Baseball great Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83. “Mr. Cub” was noted for his sunny disposition, loyalty and his excitement for just playing the game… Continue Reading On feeds2.feedburner.com »   Heaven’s Baseball Schedule Expanded is a post from: Youth 5v5 Flag Football Tournaments| Local,Regional and National…
  • Real talk about the “Talk about” question from Grantland’s Bryan Curtis

    Reginald Grigsby
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Real talk about the “Talk about” question from Grantland’s Bryan Curtis – bleacherreport.com The Worst Question in Sports: What We Talk About When We Say ‘Talk About’ by Bryan Curtis at Grantland, is a terrific piece on two levels. First, it’s just a good, solidly reported opinion story. Curtis analyzes the ubiquity of the sports-media question that begins with “Talk about …” as well as it’s cousins, “How big was …” and “Walk me through …” He also marshals a metric ton of examples, complete with video embeds and…
  • What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:59 am
    What’s the Rush, Sports Parents? – jbmthinks.com/ Are you in a hurry to rush your child’s sports technique development? Before you answer too quickly, let me ask you: Is most of his young life full of structured practices, lessons, and games, with little or no free time? Are you in a hurry to help him improve his skills, perhaps more quickly than… Continue Reading On jbmthinks.com/ » 5 Damaging Stereotypes about Men – allprodad.com   Several years ago, I moved states. There are a lot things to get in order when you move. The thing I wanted to put off more than…
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    GunsandOptics.com | Hunting Gear Review

  • Compare Eotech Red Dot Sight & Aimpoint Red Dot Sight

    Mark Griffin
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
      The decision between Eotech Red Dot sight and an Aimpoint red spot sight is a win-win choice. Both sight offer astounding optical execution, close indestructibility, and a demonstrated reputation in the fight.   Eotech vs Aimpoint Housing Specs Specs like size, weight, and measurements are imperative to analyze between sights for considering how it will function and fit with your specific setup. Both of these sights are mountable to Weaver or Picatinny rails, making them perfect with all current attack and fight rifles. Notwithstanding, Aimpoints will require a particular mount…
  • Zeiss Conquest 10×42 Review

    Mark Griffin
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    The 10×42 Conquest HD is recommended, for birders, who have steady hands and are acclimated to using a 10-force binocular. The field of perspective is a bit narrower than the 8×42’s, so it is additionally difficult to place a fowl in the field of perspective. The Zeiss Conquest HD 10×42 Hunting Binocular is at the front line of optical engineering. There is not a keener, brilliant or clear binocular at this value point available. The Conquest HD matches that of any top of the line binocular available. With the waterproof/Fogproof development and lightweight yet extremely…
  • Compare Nightforce ATACR vs Vortex Razor

    Mark Griffin
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    Nightforce corner emphasized very much a couple of new rifle scopes. The Nightforce ATACR 5-25×56 where ATACR stands for ‘Advanced Tactical Rifle Scope’ is truly noteworthy. Nightforce has stuffed the extension with ED Glass for super perceivability and clarity, and the less force of 5X is going to provide for you about an 18 ft FOV at 100 yards, importance this degree is as near to universally handy as it gets. You’ll have the capacity to utilize this degree at the reach, out varmint chasing, big game – essentially anyplace you need to be. It retails around $2000-$2500.
  • Eotech Red Dot Sight Review

    Mark Griffin
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Eotech Holographic Red Dot Sights are among the world’s most pined for and mechanically progressive pointing frameworks. Eotech Holographic Sights Visible In All Conditions Eotech holographic sights are intended to be unmistakable in all conditions, giving genuine two eyes open focusing with full fringe vision and great target procurement speed. Eotech red dot sight is unfathomably solid, remaining up to the hardest conditions without overlooking anything. Regardless of the possibility that the glass of your Eotech holosight is by one means or another broken, the length can in any case…
  • Zeiss Victory HT 10×42 Review For Hunters

    Mark Griffin
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Binoculars are all that much an individual choice, no two sets of eyes or hands are the same. The review underneath is expected to give the potential customer and all the more start to finish assessment of a binocular, so they can use this information against their particular necessities. Intended to prevail over the troubles faced in the midst of the significant nightfall recognition, the Zeiss Victory HT Binoculars gains the energy of all optics fans. Zeiss Victory 10×42 Binoculars The Zeiss Victory 10×42 Binoculars are the most splendid top of the line binoculars on the planet…
 
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  • Horse Racing Tips: Smad Can Put Rivals In Their Place

    Major Wager
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Cheltenham and Doncaster provide an excellent double-header this Saturday, with Cheltenham staging some important Cheltenham Festival trials, whilst Doncaster stages their lucrative Skybet Chase. Bet Bright Cup, Cheltenham, Saturday 1.50pm Hennessey winner Many Clouds arrives here unbeaten this year in two runs, and looks sure to make a bold bid to make up for being brought down in last year’s RSA Chase. However, he’s a few pound wrong at the weights with likely favourite Dynaste and last year’s winner The Giant Bolster. King George runner-up Dynaste is sent on a fact finding mission by…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Sprint to the bookies

    Major Wager
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Another winning Saturday last week with Tea For Two and Balder Succes doing the business, and it’s an interesting double-header this weekend from Ascot and Haydock. Ascot sees the return of superstar chaser Sprinter Sacre, whilst Haydock stages the Peter Marsh Chase, a competitive 13-runner 3-mile handicap chase. Ascot 3pm It’s the $50 million question race. Is this an ideal chance to back the highest-rated chaser in the land, Sprinter Sacre, at even-money, or should we be laying him until the cows come home on a reappearance surrounded by doubts about his fitness, his ability to act on…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Sherwood Seeking Warwick Double

    Major Wager
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    The Warwick and Kempton cards both stage a very competitive handicap on Saturday as well as some strong supporting races. Warwick’s highlight is the 3 mile 5 furlong Classic Chase, which usually provides viewers with a war of attrition, whilst there is also a competitive 3-mile novice chase which might throw-up some interesting pointers towards the Cheltenham Festival (just 9 weeks away). Meanwhile, Kempton’s Lanzarote Hurdle sees 16 runners competing for the prestigious handicap, whilst there are also three more interesting televised races on the card. Warwick 1.55 Deputy Dan won a…
  • Horse racing Tips: Court A Champion Bet

    Major Wager
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Cheltenham welcomes the New Year’s National Hunt fixtures in with a select seven-race card that includes a high-class hurdle race, a clash off two potentially top-class novice chasers, and a well-contested handicap chase. BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase 1.55 A fascinating 13-runner handicap that includes Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Caid Du Berlais, Rolling Aces and Hunt Ball, however a chance is taken on Champion Court.  Martin Keighley’s 10-year-old has performed well below expectations so far this season, but this has meant the handicapper has dropped him to a mark…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Boxing Day Bookie Busters

    Major Wager
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    Yes, it’s that time of year again where we sit in front of the TV on Boxing Day and try and win back the cost of Christmas by picking the winner of the King George and some of the other festive National Hunt Highlights, including the Christmas Hurdle, Kauto Star Novices Chase and the Rowland Meryrick from Wetherby – and we’ve got a horse racing tip for you for each of the four big races. King George, Kempton 3.10pm The history books are littered with horses who’ve won more than one King George, and Silviniaco Conti has a favourite’s chance of becoming another one. Cue Card and…
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  • Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona (Copa del Rey, 28.01.2015)

    bookie punisher
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    Atletico Madrid stated they wouldn’t have even get out on the field if they did not believe it would be possible to overturn the result against Barcelona. The odds however seem to disagree with said statement as Ladbrokes gives Barcelona 1.15 to qualify while Atletico got 5.00. Barcelona come to Vicente Calderon with a minimal advantage after they were awarded a controversial penalty five minutes prior to the finish that Lionel Messi converted. Atletico Madrid are unable to win against Barcelona in 12 home matches and the visitors will try to increase said statistics all while hoping either…
  • Lazio Roma vs AC Milan (Serie A Recap, 24.01.2015)

    bookie punisher
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Result: -7 units, bet lost
  • Japan vs UAE (AFC Asian Cup Recap, 23.01.2015)

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    26 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Result: -5 units, bet lost
  • Lazio Roma vs AC Milan (Serie A, 24.01.2015)

    bookie punisher
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    Lazio Roma host AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico in an attempt to get closer to the third place that grants Champions League presence. The distance between the fifth and third place is just of two points which has spurred the hosts to life. Both teams lost their previous Serie A matches with the same score 0-1 and this while playing at home. Lazio has one of the best attacking lines this Serie A season, but somehow without Felipe Anderson they failed to capitalize on the numerous chances they created and ended up losing to Napoli who overcame them on the table. Anderson has not been given a…
  • Japan vs UAE (AFC Asian Cup, 23.01.2015)

    bookie punisher
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    After cruising through the group stage, defending Asian Cup champions Japan are set to clash with their toughest opponent yet, United Arab Emirates. Japan won their group by scoring 7 goals in all three matches without conceding and UAE won two of them, while losing the last one against Iran with 0-1. The bookies side with the overall favorites in this match and Japan got 1.36 odds to win while UAE got 9.00. Javier Aguirre chose to trust the same starting eleven throughout the group stage and it paid off with terrific performances. Being led by Honda and Kagawa Japan are looking sharp on the…
 
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  • MLB Exclusive: David Aardsma Talks Career, Family and Future

    Mark Suleymanov
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    Closing pitcher David Aardsma #53 of the Seattle Mariners pitches in a 3-1 defeat of the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 at Safeco Field on April 20, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) From the mile high city to the big apple, major league pitcher David Aardsma considers himself fortunate to have lived his dream. Growing up in Colorado as a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Aardsma always had aspirations of making it to the big leagues. What he didn’t expect is just how much of the major leagues he would see. For the 33-year-old Aardsma, being on both sides of a…
  • Portland Trailblazers: Does Damian Lilliard deserve to be an All-Star?

    Tim Keegan
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers goes up for a dunk against the Boston Celtics during the game at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The stars are starting to align.  As February 15th and the NBA All-Star Game draw closer and closer, the debate swirling around the composition of each conference’s roster rages fierce.  Last week’s announcement of the game’s starters has fueled these debates, as now only reserve spots need to be determined before the rosters are set for the mid-season showdown in Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.
  • 3 Keys to Boston Bruins Second Half

    Jesse Mayfield-Sheehan
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Can goaltender Tuuka Rask and the Boston Bruins “save” this season in the second half? (Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports) The first half of the season was a rough, up-and-down one for the Boston Bruins. But with the Bruins scheduled to start their second half play against the New York Islanders on Thursday, they’ll look to put that rough first half behind them. With Boston currently sitting at eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 25-16-7 record, let’s take a look at what some of the keys will be for the second half of the season. Continued…
  • Reggie Willits to Join New York Yankees in Coordinator Role

    Mark Suleymanov
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    Reggie Willits #77 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after scoring a run in the seventh inning against the Oakland Athletics on September 27, 2009 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 7-4.(Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The journey back to the major leagues is complete for Reggie Willits as he will be joining the New York Yankees as an outfield and baserunning coordinator, he told The Oklahoman last week. The former outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels recently helped the Binger-Oney baseball program rise to prominence. In five seasons…
  • New York Yankees Reject Meeting With Alex Rodriguez

    Mark Suleymanov
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 am
    Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees strikes out with two men on base to end the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 9, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images) In an attempt to smooth over the relationship between the two sides, third baseman Alex Rodriguez tried to schedule a meeting with the Yankees to apologize for his suspension but was rebuffed by the team, according to the Daily News. The report states that the former three-time AL MVP offered to meet with the team and heir their grievances and…
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  • Bad Cheese

    Joseph Marc
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    Associated Press The Green Bay Packers should be preparing to go to the Super Bowl. Instead they are wondering what could have been. There’s this bad cheese smell emanating from the upper Midwest, and it all starts with the head coach. General manager Ted Thompson might have to start thinking of repeating what John Elway did in Denver several days ago, and get rid of a head coach that’s holding his team back. Mike McCarthy’s play calling was timid and eventually lost the Packers the NFC Championship Game. Six straight running plays wound up giving the Seahawks opportunities…
  • Ice Bowl Redux

    Joseph Marc
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Andrew Weber/USA Today The Green Bay Packers advance to their first NFC Championship Game since winning it all during the 2010 season. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers put on a heroic effort in defeating the Dallas Cowboys. Rodgers was harassed by the Cowboys defensive line all day, but even with his strained left calf he threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The Ice Bowl Redux lived up to the hype, but what’s next for these two teams? Green Bay prepares for a rematch with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy must be drinking gallons of coffee…
  • Wildcard Weekend

    Joseph Marc
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    USA Today Sports Here’s my recap of a lackluster Wildcard Weekend. Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers: In what was the beginning to a boring slate of football games, the Panthers mauled Arizona. Carolina pummeled the Cardinals in the running game all day and harassed quarterback Ryan Lindley as well as punter Drew Butler. Arizona had a valiant season but they were finally put out of their misery by a team that will also soon taste the pain of playoff defeat. Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: This promised to be tantalizing division rivalry game that proved to be yet another…
  • Hibernating Bears Need To Wake Up

    Joseph Marc
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Associated Press The Chicago Bears have fired general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman on Black Monday. After the dismal 2014 season where Chicago finished in last place, Bears chairman George McCaskey had no other choice but to clear the decks. Mired in locker room in-fighting, media leaks, and disappointing play more change should be on the way in the Windy City. McCaskey needs to act decisively and hire New York Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross. He’s an amazing talent evaluator who helped the New York Giants win two Super Bowls in the past eight…
  • Giants Defense Was Offensive

    Joseph Marc
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    New York Giants Tom Coughlin will be the New York Giants head coach for a twelfth season. The Giants will now forge ahead towards the 2015 season. As unfortunate as that is, what is next? Coughlin and company need to solidify their coaching staff. That starts with the league’s twenty first ranked defense. The Giants defense was offensive and Giants general manager Jerry Reese should relieve Perry Fewell of his duties. Hiring recent Oakland Raiders castoff Dennis Allen, San Francisco’s defensive line coach Jim Tomsula if he does not get the 49ers head coaching job, or even…
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  • Skeptical Football: Good News And Bad News For The Colts

    Benjamin Morris
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The NFL is down to its final four Super Bowl contenders, and it’s quite a group. All of them are division winners, and each has 13 wins on the ledger. Picking a favorite is tricky. The New England Patriots are a tempting choice, having led the NFL in SRS (“Simple Rating System,” or margin of victory adjusted for strength of schedule), as well as having been one of the greatest dynasties in NFL history. Yet the other three teams have all won championships more recently. The AFC championship game features an old rivalry with a new face. And the NFC championship arguably features the…
  • The 10 Types Of NFL Quarterback

    Noah Davis
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This weekend, two perennial MVP candidates and two up-and-coming stars will be under center in NFL conference championship games. Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are the establishment; Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson are the hopeful usurpers. They’ve all reached the conference title game, in part, because they’re among the highest-performing quarterbacks in football — all falling within a career average Total Quarterback Rating of 59.6 and 70.1.6But that’s just an average, and sometimes averages can deceive. Turning several observations into a single metric like a Total Quarterback…
  • Expand The College Football Playoff

    Nate Silver
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    Ohio State’s national college football championship might seem to vindicate the playoff selection committee, which chose the No. 4 Buckeyes over two teams with similar resumes, No. 5 Baylor and No. 6 TCU. But there probably weren’t a lot of people in Waco or Fort Worth, Texas, celebrating the Buckeyes’ Monday night win. Instead, Baylor and TCU fans have every right to think their teams deserved the same opportunity.13It has sometimes been stated — I’ve said it myself — that a four-team playoff is inherently flawed when there are five major conferences. The truth is a…
  • The Most Clutch Postseason Quarterback Of All Time Is Eli Manning

    Nate Silver
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game featured a matchup between two quarterbacks with clutch reputations: the Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco, who entered the game with a 10-4 lifetime postseason record, and the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, whose first three playoff seasons all yielded Super Bowl championships. The Patriots got the better of the Ravens after a terrific game, but both quarterbacks played well, with Flacco tossing four touchdowns in a losing effort.A day later, the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning would produce just 4.6 yards per passing attempt against the…
  • Skeptical Football: The Playoffs Are A Trial By Fire

    Benjamin Morris
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    While the wild-card round of this year’s NFL playoffs was wild, a lot of the action followed familiar scripts: Skeptical Football regular Andrew Luck continued to impress in the Indianapolis Colts’ win against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Detroit Lions jumped out to a big lead — uncomfortable territory for gunslinger extraordinaire Matthew Stafford — against the Dallas Cowboys and, sure enough, Tony Manning Romo successfully engineered a double-digit comeback victory — though possibly with a little help from the officials. The Carolina Panthers brought their record…
 
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  • NBA Monday Shithouse

    Bobby Sugar
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Decided to go with two extremes today just because most of the lines are boring and half of them have already been canceled.DEN (+13) vs. LACThe Nuggets are surprisingly competitive with the Clippers. I really don't know, they shouldn't be, but I am getting too many points here to ignore it. Plus Ty Lawson is super embarrassed since his DUI and played like a mini-banshee in his first game back from 1-game absence. I like the Nuggets and whoever decides to suit up, at home getting double digits against the HOT/COLD Clip Show.OKC vs. MIN (+15.5)I was actually really shocked that the Thunder…
  • NBA lock city

    Bobby Sugar
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:07 pm
    OKC (+4.5) vs. ATLRemember the meme that was going around last year when Durant won the MVP and they found Westbrook lurking in the background making a face at the trophy that made it clear his only thoughts were "that motherfucker should be mine". Well somewhere Rustle, hustle, bustle and Man Muscle Westbrook (sorry Simmons and Cousin Sal, come at me bro) is staring at a piece of paper that shows the Hawks in Marc Stein's latest power rankings in the number one slot making that exact same face. He knows this Thunder team can hang with anyone when healthy, and this last two weeks they…
  • NCAA Lockown

    Bobby Sugar
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Friday Night College Ball Marist @ Sienna -7.5 (-105)Well, Marist has won 1 game this season and 0 games in conference play.  They’re basically a mediocre high school team out here playing D1 basketball. I don’t see them being a real big threat to Sienna who is .500 in conference play.Manhattan @ Quinnipiac -4 (-110)I like home teams and Quinnipiac has a solid hockey program.  I’m not sure what exactly that means for their basketball team tonight but it’s gotta mean something.Detroit @ Cleveland State -7.5 (-115)Cleveland is tied for the lead in the…
  • NCAA Picks

    Bobby Sugar
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Thursday Night College Ball BonanzaSince the NHL is on hiatus until after the AllStar game, I’m going to knock down some Cawledge Basketball picks.  In case you don’t remember the rules we established for picking college bball  games last year, I’ll give you the run through:  Start with the assumption that the home team has a legitimate chance of winning, upset or not.If the spread is outrageous stay away. If the home team is given points take it.Thats it! Good luck!#8 Notre Dame @ Virginia Tech +11(-115)Apply rules 1 and 3.  Notre Dame is the road team, they…
  • Thursday NBA Locks

    Bobby Sugar
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Well it's Thursday. The one obstacle between you and that sweet, sweet $9 strawberry daiquri at Applebee's on Friday night. Let's face it, Mondays suck, but Thursdays are just boring. Well today, we can at least try to make the last part of Thursday speed up by investing heavily in some NBA locks!San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls (+6) (O 198.5)This morning on ESPN Radio, the topic "Is Thibs on the hot seat?!" came up and I nearly crashed the shit out of my car. No, Thibs is not and will not be on the "hot seat" seeing as he is the second best coach in the NBA. The Bulls are in the running…
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  • New England Patriots Suck Memes

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    The Best Patriots Suck Memes   The New England Patriots sure know how to tick off NFL fans that aren’t fans of BeliCheat and the cry baby quarterback Tom Brady. Here are some of the best Patriots Suck Memes you will find online. U Mad Bro? Meme   Refs Always on the Patriots Side Meme […] The post New England Patriots Suck Memes appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Watch Some of Kam Chancellors Biggest Hits

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    A few days ago a video was made of the Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor’s 15 Biggest Hits. Maybe due to copyright infringements the video which was a huge hit (pun intended) was taken down. So we didn’t want you to watch the game this Divisional Championship weekend without getting pumped by watching Kam’s […] The post Watch Some of Kam Chancellors Biggest Hits appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • 5 Companies that should take over for Sprint

    Ian Leavens
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Whose going to step up and fill the gap once Sprint leaves in 2016? Your 5 best options are right here NASCAR announced recently that Sprint will not continue it’s partnership with NASCAR as it’s title sponsor after the 2016 season. Sprint has been the title sponsor since 2008 when Nextel and Sprint merged, previously it was […] The post 5 Companies that should take over for Sprint appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • 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.
 
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  • Home Court Disadvantage

    Alex Lowe
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    The Chicago Bulls have been one of the more surprising teams in the NBA this season, flipping the script on almost everything that was expected from them. The wins and losses don’t come out to anything radically different than what most predicted, but the way they’re doing it is radically different than what anyone but the most clairvoyant analyst could have seen coming. Last year, they had one of the best home records in the league at 27-14, and they did it on the back of the league’s 2nd best Defensive Rating, despite having the 28th Offensive Rating.1 In 2014-15, they…
  • Seeing Green

    Alex Lowe
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Alex Lowe and Colby Rogers bring on special guest David Benda to talk about all things Celtics. Plus, some general talk about tanking, all-star reserves, and the fate of the Blazers. iTunes click here The post Seeing Green appeared first on Other League.
  • Luxury Tax – Let’s Go To London

    Alex Lowe
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Alex and Colby talk about hoops in London, the Atlanta Hawks, and whether players should be more willing to talk to the media. iTunes click here The post Luxury Tax – Let’s Go To London appeared first on Other League.
  • Motown Revival

    Colby Rogers
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The tipping point was Monday, December 22, when the Detroit Pistons waived Josh Smith. This magically coincided with a stretch that has brought the Pistons from a 5-23 cellar dweller competing for the right to draft Jahlil Okafor to a team sitting at 14-24, just two games out of the eight seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Smith was shooting 39% from the field and taking 14 shots per game, 2.5 more per game than any other player on the team. No matter how you slice it, getting rid of a player taking that many shots and shooting that poorly can only increase your team’s…
  • Martinez, Johnson, Smoltz and Biggio Make Up 2015 MLB Hall Of Fame Class

    Alex Lowe
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The 2015 MLB Hall Of Fame class has been announced, and it includes four players, marking the fourth time that four players have been elected in the same year, and the first time it’s happened since 1955. Those historic four are Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. Martinez and Johnson were the no-brainers here, and it’s almost baffling that they didn’t get 100% of the vote. I suppose some writers figure it’s not worth wasting a vote on a guy who will surely get in, but still, it seems disrespectful to not vote for guys with careers like that.
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  • When Will the Zemgus Girgenson's Mockery End?

    Nick Kiser
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Today marks the first day of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game festivities in Columbus, Ohio.  The weekend will kick off tonight as the two teams select their roster in the NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft. By the end of tonight, all 36 All-Stars will be assigned to either Team Foligno (Nick) or Team Toews. Drew Doughty (LAK) and the local boy, Patrick Kane (CHI) have been named assistant captains of Nick Foligno’s (CBJ) team. Jonathan Toews (CHI) will have Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) and Rick Nash (NYR) as his assistant captains. Nationwide Arena (pictured above) will be filled with 20,000+…
  • McDavid and Eichel Top the CSS Midterm Draft Rankings

    Nick Kiser
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    This afternoon, the NHL Central Scouting Service (CSS) released their midterm prospect ratings of the top hockey players available for the 2015 NHL draft. It comes as no surprise that future superstars Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel sit at the top of the forward rankings as number 1 and 2. Despite missing six weeks of action due to a broken hand, in just 23 games played for the Erie Otters, McDavid has tallied 21 goals and 39 assists for a total of 60 points. It will be very interesting to see how the rest of his season for the Otters pans out. With around 25 games remaining in the OHL…
  • The Buffalo Bills Won The Breakup

    Greg Pokriki
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    Though it is still very early in the NFL offseason, the Buffalo Bills have already been plenty busy. Specifically, they were thrown onto the coaching carousel, when they didn’t even really want to ride. Magically, it seems the Bills have tamed the merry-go-round and come out better because of it. Here is a diluted step-by-step list in case you’re still trying to figure out how we finagled this as much as I am:Doug Marrone quits on the Bills, takes his $4 million and runs for the hills.Marrone appears to be instant favorite for the Jets’ job.The Bills interview anyone that has ever…
  • Philadelphia Flyers @ Buffalo Sabres Preview

    Bill O'Hare
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    (April 23, 2011 - Source: Rick Stewart/Getty Images North America) Tonight, the Buffalo Sabres (14-28-3) look to snap a nine game losing streak as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers (17-21-7) at First Niagara Center. This is the first of three times that these two teams will be pitted up against each other this year. Last year the Flyers swept the Sabres in the season series, winning all three games. This series could be a break out point for Cody Hodgson. In the three game series last year, Hodgson was the Sabres lead scorer with 2 goals and 2 assists, just 2 points shy of his regular…
  • Minnesota Wild @ Buffalo Sabres Preview

    Cole Coyle
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    Both the Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild come into tonight’s game desperate for wins.  The Wild are a team that had very high expectations this season and have been supremely underperforming.  Currently, the Wild are 12th in the Western Conference with 41 points (18-9-5).  In their last 14 games, the Wild have posted a record of 2-8-4, and have lost 4 in a row.  The Sabres, as we all know, are in a rebuilding year, having lost their last 8 games.  The Sabres come into tonight’s matchup with only 31 points (14-27-3), dead last in the Eastern Conference (only the…
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  • Australia Team for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

    Sonesh
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Australia Team for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. ICC CWC 2015 will be played in fast pitches of Australia and New Zealand. Australia is supposed to be one of the toughest competitors in its home ground. The team will be playing in under the captainship of Michael Clarke. This team has well balanced batting and bowling attack as well. It is one of the best teams to win ICC Cricket world cup 2015. This is a champion team and had won ICC cricket world cup 4 times and three times in a row that is (1999, 2003, and 2007).   So, you might be eager to see the performance of this Australian team.
  • ICC Cricket Rankings : Test, ODI, T20 Rankings 2015

    Sonesh
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    ICC Cricket Rankings : Test, ODI, T20 Rankings 2015. ICC, the International Cricket Council is governing body for the worldwide cricket teams. It takes control over the cricket boards of the nations and communicates with them for the betterment of cricket. It also announces ICC Cricket Ranking for the top cricket playing nations of the world. So, here are the ICC Cricket Rankings for different formats of cricket. ICC Cricket Rankings : Test, ODI, T20 Rankings 2015 ICC Test Cricket Rankings South Africa is leading the ICC Test Cricket Ranking Table and is resting on the top for quite a long…
  • Sachin Tendulkar To Act In A Movie

    Atish home Chowdhury
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar will soon be seen in a movie. The film will be directed by a London based filmmaker James Erskine who said to the Indian media that the film will have a few scenes in which the legend is reported to act. The film is set to release later this year. Fans have immensely missed that smiling face of Sachin Tendulkar since 2013 on the field but some media reports suggest that Sachin may actually make his debut in the field of acting soon. Sachin Tendulkar To Act In A Movie Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar     The proposed film is supposed to be based…
  • Virat Kohli creates another Record On Twitter

    Atish home Chowdhury
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Virat Kohli creates another Record On Twitter. India’s dashing batsman Virat Kohli is all set to rule the upcoming year too. The last year was already an astonishing one for the 26-year-old as he achieved some of the momentous feats in 2014. Now on the very second day of the year 2015 the batsman added another feather to his cap. The Delhi batsman has now become the highest followed Indian sportsperson on the micro-blogging site. Virat Kohli created a record once again when he surpassed the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar’s record of having maximum followers on Twitter as an Indian…
  • T20iplindia.com Wishes Happy New Year 2015 to All Viewers

    Sonesh
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    T20iplindia.com Wishes Happy New Year 2015 to All Viewers. Our team wishes all the readers and subscribers of this blog a very Happy New Year 2015 and pray for a prosperous year ahead. It was a great time with you all and without your support; we would have not made it to this position at which we are in present. We hope for same support in coming years and we promise to entertain you with the most stunning updates about t20 cricket leagues & other cricket updates. We also hope to make your New Year entertaining by offering you the regular updates on cricket. Wish You Happy New Year 2015…
 
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  • What the numbers say about Hosmer and Moose…and, it’s not good

    KCSportsNation
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
          Eight Royals are up for arbitration. The most talked is the corner infield duo of Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Hosmer asked for $6.7 million and Moustakas $3.1 million. They want to get paid…and who can blame them? We certainly don’t. But, the question is are they worth their respective requests? Apparently, even suggesting that the duo isn’t (even though they won’t get what they asked for), we’re dumb, stupid, fans. OR you could be a smart fan and look at the facts and see for yourself. Moustakas asking for $3.1M is a little nuts. He was…
  • Royals Extend Yost

    lukegoosen
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    The Kansas City Royals have given Ned Yost a 1 year extension on his contract which was set to expire after the 2015 season. He will now be on the payroll through the end of the 2016 season, which not coincidentally is when the contract of Dayton Moore is also set to expire. After leading the Royals to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years, which culminated in an American League Championship, it seemed reasonable for Yost to not want to go into 2015 as a lame duck season. The fact that the deal only ended up being a 1 year extension was curious however. Yost's stock will most likely…
  • Stuart Scott: The Day After

    Sarah Davis
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    It is now the day after the world got the devastating news that Stuart Scott had passed on to greener pastures (or cooler pillows, if you’d prefer). From his cool catch phrases to his sense of pride and his general love for life, Stuart Scott was a great man.   Like most fantastic TV anchors, Stuart Scott had to start somewhere. Scott would take over after Keith Olberman on SportsNight, even though I was under the impression that Olberman wasn’t as skilled. I remember that during my free time, I’d get on the computer and look up clips of Stuart Scott. Why? Because I…
  • A look at the Royals 2015 payroll and what it could mean for 2016

    KCSportsNation
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
      January 4, 2015 Joe Hayles Royals As someone who has always wished that the Royals would open the checkbook and spend some money to sign the MLB talent they needed to be competitive, now that they are trying to do just that, I’m getting cold feet. While I like that our 2015 payroll is bumped up to around $118m (beyond uncharted territory for Royals fans), and I’m happy that the big money additions are on short-term, one and two year deals, I’m beginning to worry about what will happen if bad things happen this year and we dramatically under perform Mr. Glass’…
  • Fox Sport Kansas City to run “Best Games of 2014″ on Christmas Eve

    Walker
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
                                                                    Our good friends at Fox Sports Kansas City are giving all Royals fans what they really want this Christmas! No not Crown Town Ale, Royals games!  Starting at Noon on Christmas Eve FSKC will be airing the top 5 best regular season games.  Let's be honest, you will be having to deal with your In-Laws anyways, so at least this way you will have something…
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  • Shahid Afridi Joins Northamptonshire for NatWest T20 Blast

    Sohail Zafar
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Lahore— Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has signed for Northamptonshire for the first six rounds of next season’s NatWest T20 Blast – The post Shahid Afridi Joins Northamptonshire for NatWest T20 Blast appeared first on Pakistan Tribune.
  • Cricketer Dies in Karachi after Being Struck on Chest

    Sohail Zafar
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    Karachi – An 18-year-old cricketer was killed after being struck on chest by a ball during a club match in Orangi Town, Karachi. The post Cricketer Dies in Karachi after Being Struck on Chest appeared first on Pakistan Tribune.
  • Mohammad Amir Set for Domestic Return

    Sohail Zafar
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Lahore – Banned Pakistan fast bowler is likely to be allowed to play domestic cricket by International Cricket Council (ICC) in February. The post Mohammad Amir Set for Domestic Return appeared first on Pakistan Tribune.
  • Saeed Ajmal Optimistic of Clearing Official Bowling Action Test

    Sohail Zafar
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Lahore — Suspended Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal has expressed confidence that he’ll clear official reassessment in India. The 37-year-old bowler will undergo The post Saeed Ajmal Optimistic of Clearing Official Bowling Action Test appeared first on Pakistan Tribune.
  • Shahid Afridi Eying to Reclaim Fastest ODI Century Record in World Cup

    Sohail Zafar
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Karachi — Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that he’ll try to reclaim his record of fastest one-day international century the The post Shahid Afridi Eying to Reclaim Fastest ODI Century Record in World Cup appeared first on Pakistan Tribune.
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  • Why We Are Loving 2015’s Fresh Beauty Trend

    Lisa Adams
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Oh how we love awards season! This is our chance to see the latest trends for hair, makeup, and fashion. If you’ve The post Why We Are Loving 2015’s Fresh Beauty Trend appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • Entertainment: Daniel Bruhl To Play Baron Zemo In Captain America: Civil War

    Thomas Love
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    According to Disney's casting call list, the identity of the villain Daniel Bruhl will be playing in Captain America: Civil War has been revealed to be Baron Zemo. The post Entertainment: Daniel Bruhl To Play Baron Zemo In Captain America: Civil War appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • Quick Shots: Miami Heat Defeat Chicago Bulls Behind Wade And Whiteside

    Dan Carpio
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:28 pm
    The Miami Heat had a matinee game today on the road against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center and came away The post Quick Shots: Miami Heat Defeat Chicago Bulls Behind Wade And Whiteside appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • NBA: At 24-20, Cavaliers Beginning to Turn Things Around

    Robert D. Cobb
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    CLEVELAND – Winners of five straight—and five of their last six—the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers seem to be turning things around at the The post NBA: At 24-20, Cavaliers Beginning to Turn Things Around appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • Super Bowl XLIX: Tom Brady and Russell Wilson More Similar Than You Think.

    Kevin Lyons
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Tom Brady and Russell Wilson: The two starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl XLIX. Two superbly talented athletes, yet with completely different sets The post Super Bowl XLIX: Tom Brady and Russell Wilson More Similar Than You Think. appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
 
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  • Iolanda Balas – The Flamingo Of The Carpathians

    Danutz
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
    Iolanda Balas – The Flamingo Of The Carpathians   Iolanda Balas is of the greatest high jumpers ever. The Romanian athlete dominated female high jump during 1950s and 1960s, setting 14 world records. Moreover, Iolanda Balas is the first women to high-jump the psychological and historical barrier of 6 feet (1.83m). Track and Field News declared Balas the best female high-jumper of the 20th century. Balas was born on 12 December 1936 in Timisoara, Romania. She started her athletic career at the local athletics club called “Electrica”, under Luiza Ernst-Lupsa’s…
  • Paavo Nurmi – The Flying Finn

    Danutz
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Paavo Nurmi – The Flying Finn   Paavo Nurmi is considered by many experts the greatest athlete of all time and he is part of IAAF Hall of Fame. Nurmi was an introvert runner, which paid more attention to his bulky stopwatch than to his opponents. The King of Runners was the first athlete that believed the records are meant to be broken and there is no limit for the human body. Paavo Nurmi established 22 world records ranging from 1500 m to 20 km, a record in running that was equaled only by Haile Gebrselassie. Moreover, The Flying Finn set another 36 unofficial word records during…
  • Luis Enrique – The Scapegoat For Barcelona’s Failure

    Danutz
    11 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    Luis Enrique – The Scapegoat For Barcelona’s Failure   Luis Enrique is on the spotlight on every sports website, being considered by many the main reason for Barcelona’s decline. The 44 years Asturian head coach is blamed for completely destroying the atmosphere in Barcelona’s locker room and for his bad tactical decisions. Is Luis Enrique the main reason why the stellar Barcelona lost its edge? Luis Enrique was labelled as the new Guardiola in 2011. His 2008-2011 Barcelona B’s reign was full of success, promoting the team in the second Spanish division in…
  • Michael Johnson – Best 200/400 m Sprinter In History

    Danutz
    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

    Danutz
    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…
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  • Trampoline FAQ

    admin
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:53 am
    I have created a Trampoline Frequently Asked Questions Page to answer questions related to trampoline which most commonly asked by potential buyers and existing owners. Below are these selected FAQs.  Trampoline FAQs Making a Choice Are the trampolines with bands better than those with springs? How important is the shape of the trampoline? What should I look for … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: Pure Fun Kids Jumper Trampoline

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    Offer Your Little One Fun And Exercise With The Pure Fun Kids Jumper Trampoline If your small child isn’t getting enough exercise or if you’d like to offer him more ways to have fun, then the new Pure Fun Kids Jumper is exactly what you need. With a solid frame, a great springy action with … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: Little Tikes 7-foot Trampoline

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Provide Your Kids with Hours Of Jumping Joy – The Little Tikes 7-foot Trampoline If you’re searching for the perfect trampoline to delight your little ones and provide them with loads of bouncing fun, then the new Little Tikes 7-foot Trampoline may be “just what the doctor ordered”. Made from quality materials that are also … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: Upper Bounce Trampoline with Enclosure Set

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Get Your Family Bouncing With Joy with The Upper Bounce Trampoline with Enclosure Set I have written a review on the Upper Bounce Trampoline quite sometimes back, recently I discovered Upper Bounce has produced more sizes of these trampoline and enclosure sets. And I happened to attend a party just a few weeks back first … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: The Urban Rebounder Trampoline

    admin
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    Urban Rebounder Trampoline with Stabilizing Bar and Workout DVD – A Great Cardio Tool for Home The Urban Rebounder Trampoline is much more than a simple toy to jump on. Its features elevate it from the status of an indoor toy to being a work-out tool with therapeutic and health benefits. The trampoline provides entertainment … Continue reading »
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  • Malaysian Hockey Team Needs New Ideas To Take On The World’s Best

    Ismail N
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:48 am
    In my previous posting, I did mention that the World Hockey League Second Round should be a walk in the park for our national hockey team. None of the teams participating in the tournament is up to our standard which is “world class“, mind you. So, despite the unexpected heart pumping and nerve-wracking semi-final match against Japan, all were smooth sailing for us. We even hammered our opponent in the final, Poland, 8-0. Neil Hawgood and Tai Beng Hai must be smiling up to their ears. I have always maintained that we have a very good hockey team especially at junior level.
  • Has Wayne Rooney Finally Accepted The Role Of A Midfielder?

    Ismail N
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    It is well documented that Wayne Rooney was frustrated at repeatedly being used in midfield by Sir Alex Ferguson during the Scot’s time at Old Trafford. He has spoken in the past about his preference to play as a striker and has even asked for a transfer in the final weeks of Ferguson’s time in charge. David Moyes later reverted Rooney back to his preferred role during his ill-fated 10 months reign but under Louis Van Gaal, Wayne Rooney was again asked to play in that deeper role behind the two strikers and he has been simply awesome. More importantly, he looked like he enjoyed…
  • 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…
 
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  • Redskins Rumors: Redskins Targeting Former Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett For QB Coach Position

    Dustin Hawkins
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Redskins Rumors: Redskins Targeting Former Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett For QB Coach Position Jan 26, 2015 Jay Gruden has been searching for a new new quarterbacks coach for the Redskins, and according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, they’re taking a look at former Bills OC Nathaniel Hackett for the job. Hackett is the son of veteran NFL assistant and USC HC Paul Hackett, and has previously worked for the Bills, Syracuse (he followed former Bills HC Doug Marrone after Buffalo hired him away in 2013), Tampa Bay, Stanford University and UC Davis, his alma mater. According to La Canfora,…
  • Bears Rumors: Chicago Targeting Alabama's Landon Collins With Their First-Round Pick?

    Dustin Hawkins
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Bears Rumors: Chicago Targeting Alabama's Landon Collins With Their First-Round Pick?Jan 27, 2015 File this one under ‘Bears rumors we can’t confirm, but they’re realistic enough that we’re okay with passing them along anyway’. We’re still a few months away from the NFL Draft (round 1 is set for April 30), but the draft rumors are already starting to fly. The Bears need help at quite a few different positions, but safety is one of the most pressing. Enter Alabama’s Landon Collins – not a guaranteed superstar, but a fairly unanimous choice as the…
  • Lakers News: Kobe Bryant 'Definitively' Coming Back Next Year

    Dustin Hawkins
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Lakers News: Kobe Bryant 'Definitively' Coming Back Next YearJan 27, 2015 The Los Angeles Lakers know that Kobe Bryant won’t be back this season, but the team still has full confidence that he’ll be back next season. Those hopes received another boost Monday, with Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times confirming that those around Kobe have said he’s ‘definitively’ coming back in 2015-16. Bresnahan also revealed that Bryant plans to be an active part of LA’s drive to recruit big-name free agents this summer, and will take part in pitches to those free agents when…
  • Alabama Football Recruiting: Crimson Tide Add Two Sensational Recruiters In Two Days

    Dustin Hawkins
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Alabama Football Recruiting: Crimson Tide Add Two Sensational Recruiters In Two DaysJan 27, 2015 Think having the #1 recruiting class for the fifth straight year is making Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide complacent? Then you haven’t been paying attention… The Tide made two key hires this weekend – first, Tosh Lupoi was promoted to outside linebackers coach, and then former Chicago Bears DC Mel Tucker was named defensive backs coach. Let’s start with Lupoi. The youngest assistant in the NCAA when hired by Cal at 26 in 2008, Lupoi immediately made his presence felt on…
  • 49ers News: Vernon Davis Adds Fuel To Rob Chudzinski Fire With Instagram Post

    Dustin Hawkins
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    49ers News: Vernon Davis Adds Fuel To Rob Chudzinski Fire With Instagram PostJan 27, 2015 The 49ers are still looking for an offensive coordinator to fill out Jim Tomsula’s staff, and they’ve been heavily linked to Rob Chudzkinski in recent days. Chudzinski spent 2015 as special assistant to Colts HC Chuck Pagano, but his contract expired on Monday…and he already has one high-profile endorsement: Jed York, Trent Baalke and the 49ers front office have followed a clear pattern in picking out Tomsula’s assistants, and Chudzinski follows it perfectly. TEs coach Tony…
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    GameOfOdds.com Blog - Football Betting

  • Premier League Football Week 11 Preview & Betting Tips

    Cookie
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    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

    Cookie
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    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

    Cookie
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    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

    Cookie
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    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

    Cookie
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:01 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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  • D3 Women’s Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 12/7

    Scott Herman
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    D3 Women’s College Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 12/7DATEBRTEAM1BRTEAM2SCORERESULT12/011Tufts100Wheaton (Mass.)71-42Win12/061Tufts189Fitchburg State88-48Win12/062Wash U49Loras78-51Win12/033FDU-Florham207Misericordia85-58Win12/063FDU-Florham192King’s83-56Win12/024Amherst95Emmanuel72-61Win12/044Amherst31Eastern Connecticut66-51Win12/064Amherst107Bridgewater State71-46Win12/015Montclair State72Moravian86-58Win12/035Montclair State106Rutgers-Newark76-60Win12/065Montclair State142Ramapo71-34Win12/026Williams170Skidmore50-45Bad…
  • D1 Men’s Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25

    BennettRank
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    D1 Men’s College Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25DATEBRTEAM1BRTEAM2SCORERESULT01/201Kentucky82Vanderbilt65-57Win01/241Kentucky77South Carolina58-43Win01/222Arizona27Stanford89-82Win01/242Arizona105California73-50Win01/223Virginia69Georgia Tech57-28Win01/253Virginia185Virginia Tech50-47Bad Win01/204Wisconsin38Iowa82-50Win01/244Wisconsin65Michigan69-64Win01/195Kansas17Oklahoma85-78Win01/245Kansas19Texas75-62Win01/226Gonzaga59St. Mary’s (Cal.)68-47Win01/246Gonzaga182Pacific91-60Win01/197Duke53Pittsburgh79-65Win01/257Duke41St. John’s77-68Win01/218Utah145Washington…
  • D1 Women’s Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25

    BennettRank
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    D1 Women’s College Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25DATEBRTEAM1BRTEAM2SCORERESULT01/211UConn162UCF100-45Win01/251UConn224Cincinnati96-31Win01/192Baylor18Texas75-58Win01/242Baylor71Kansas State68-46Win01/223Maryland48Michigan State85-56Win01/253Maryland83Indiana84-74Win01/194South Carolina105Florida77-42Win01/195Notre Dame6Tennessee88-77Win01/225Notre Dame64Georgia Tech89-76Win01/245Notre Dame117Clemson74-36Win01/196Tennessee5Notre Dame77-88Loss01/226Tennessee69LSU75-58Win01/256Tennessee24Georgia59-51Win01/227Louisville9Florida State63-68Loss01/257Louisville31Miami…
  • D2 Men’s Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25

    BennettRank
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:20 am
    D2 Men’s College Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25DATEBRTEAM1BRTEAM2SCORERESULT01/221Indianapolis231McKendree87-56Win01/241Indianapolis234Ill.-Springfield74-57Win01/192Bellarmine33Southern Ind.83-70Win01/222Bellarmine23Lewis82-79Win01/242Bellarmine7Wis.-Parkside75-52Good Win01/233Minn. St. Moorhead277Minn.-Crookston69-42Win01/243Minn. St. Moorhead209Bemidji St.89-69Win01/214Lincoln Memorial237Mars Hill96-64Win01/244Lincoln Memorial224Catawba86-76Win01/215Fla. Southern69Tampa81-75Win01/245Fla. Southern66Lynn87-77Win01/216Angelo St.14Midwestern St.72-55Win01/246Angelo…
  • D2 Women’s Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25

    BennettRank
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:20 am
    D2 Women’s College Basketball Top 25 Scores- Week Ending 1/25DATEBRTEAM1BRTEAM2SCORERESULT01/211Emporia St142Northeastern St.69-36Win01/241Emporia St44Central Okla.63-53Win01/222Fort Hays St.234South Dakota Mines71-37Win01/242Fort Hays St.6Pittsburg St.62-43Good Win01/223Lewis109Bellarmine73-54Win01/243Lewis39Southern Ind.83-73Win01/224Alas. Anchorage27Western Wash.71-58Win01/244Alas. Anchorage47Simon Fraser86-66Win01/215Indiana (PA)181Pitt.-Johnstown79-60Win01/245Indiana (PA)273Clarion85-56Win01/226Pittsburg St.102Neb.-Kearney86-73Win01/246Pittsburg St.2Fort Hays St.43-62Bad…
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  • The Struggles of Aston Villa

    Datti Jinkiri
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Coming into this year's Premier League season, Aston Villa had expectations of improving upon their 15th place finish from last year. The post The Struggles of Aston Villa appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • Title race watch – City losing ground

    Aramide Salako
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Just before next week's key match-up between the top two, week 22 round of fixtures presented Chelsea and City a real test of mettle The post Title race watch – City losing ground appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • Capital One Cup Predictions – Semi Finals 1st Leg

    Nick Parr
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    The semi finals of the Capital One Cup are upon us and there promises to be some exciting football between now and the end of the semi-final ties. I expect there to plenty of... The post Capital One Cup Predictions – Semi Finals 1st Leg appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • Tactical Analysis – Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal

    Steven McBain
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    An old dog finally learns some new tricks as Wenger finally wins away against a top four side. The post Tactical Analysis – Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal appeared first on Voomfootball.
  • What we learned – Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Adam Dennehey
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    Liverpool eased to a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, as goals from forgotten-men Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert ensured that the dark storm looming over Paul Lambert’s men continued The post What we learned – Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool appeared first on Voomfootball.
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  • REVEALED:The True Story Behind The Kissing Of 2face And His Babymama Pero Adeniyi[A MUST READ]

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Before you read the story,the pics are not old pics as wrongly said by some people.Look at 2face's wedding ring,can you see it?The pics were taken on Sunday(he started putting the rings after his wedding with Annie).   These kissing pics are actually viral on the BBM and people seem to be celebrating the coming together of these two but please Hold your fire right there and read what actually happened to warrant this kiss between Tuface and his baby mama Pero Adeniyi... Hold your fire!! Unknown to many Tuface and Pero Adeniyi the mother of his three kids have been in touch despite…
  • Photos:Nollywood Actress Funke Akindele Slams Linda Ikeji Through Her Lawyers Over Defamation Of Character

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has slammed popular blogger Linda Ikeji for defamation of character.   The actress is not happy with Linda due to a post published by Linda on her blog which portrayed a photo posted by Funke on her IG page as mocking the separation of Toyin Aimakhu and her husband, Adeniyi Johnson. According to Funke's lawyers,the post insinuated a rivalry between Funke and Toyin where there is none.Funke's lawyers have written a letter to Linda asking her to retract the statement and apologise within 24 hours or face action within the ambit of law.
  • Annie Idibia:"I Wish I Were The Mother Of All 2face's Children,Seven Of Them"

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Nollywood actress and 2face Idibia's wife Annie Idibia in the latest issue of Motherhood In-Style magazine revealed she wished to be the mother of all 2face's kids.   She also talked about motherhood,her parents being divorced and many more. Read excerpts from her interview below: On her parents divorcing when she was young: It affected us negatively. It was so hard on us then.It’s not an experience I would want my kids to have to go through because when you’re used to being with two people and suddenly, you’re caught between who you’re going to live with or…
  • Popular Nollywood Actor Taiwo Hassan Ogogo Has A Son Out Of Wedlock?(MUST READ)

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    One of Nollywood most respected actors Taiwo Hassan Ogogo is reportedly said to have a son out of wedlock.     The secret son is currently having his education in the United States of America.According to a reliable source,Taiwo got a woman who featured in his first movie "The Wicked Boy" pregnant after a one night affair in 1993.The popular Yoruba actor ended up in the hotel with the lady after meeting her on the movie set.   The woman decided to reveal the long time secret to her colleagues so as to free her son of the stigma and insults associated with bastard.The…
  • Photos:Workers Of Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos Protest Over Mass Sack

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Staff of Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos,staged a protest in the streets of Lagos over the mass sack of the workers by the company.      It was an unfortunate experience for the workers as they were all sacked on Monday, January 26 without a notice by the management of the hotel.The angry workers blasted the management of the hotel for not paying them any entitlement for the past 4-yrs and also not granting them loans.    According to the employees,they were relieved of their duties  because they wanted to form a union  “as workers of the…
 
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  • Jon Jones & Cocaine: Who Will These Kids Look Up To Now?

    Bobby Bernstein
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    I’m absolutely disgusted after reading the reports on Jon Jones testing positive for cocaine before his fight with Daniel Cormier this past Saturday. No, this isn’t a “holier than thou” post; I understand that no one is perfect. But Jon Jones has been a poster boy for the UFC for quite some time now, with many kids looking up to him. Who will these kids look up to now? On the one hand, it’s good to know that Jon Jones is seeking help and entering rehab, but on the other hand, it’s a shame that he would take complete disregard for his life and career and the…
  • R.I.P. Stuart Scott: Cheers to a Great Man

    Bobby Bernstein
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    We regret to inform you of the passing of one of the greatest sports anchors of all time, Stuart Scott.  Scott passed away this morning at the age of 49. He had been battling cancer for many years, but never once did he show that he had been defeated. No, instead, Stuart Scott always showed his strong side and his enthusiasm in battling the disease. In fact, back in November, Scott tweeted the following: Rumor bout me in hospice. Not True. Airball. Swing & a miss. I continue treatment for C & missed some work but Hospice?No. Fighting? YES! — Stuart Scott (@StuartScott) November 11,…
  • Cat Zingano vs Ronda Rousey Set for UFC 182

    Bobby Bernstein
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Following her emphatic win via TKO over Amanda Nunes at last night’s UFC 182, Cat Zingano is set to get her long-awaited title shot against current women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, which is being eyed for UFC 182 on January 3 in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White confirmed the promotions plans at the post-event press conference. “I was really pushing to get through this fight and I just had to get through this one and then I could look at the horizon,” Zingano told MMAjunkie. White reported that Zingano walked over to him following the fight and screamed,…
  • Stoolgate: Romero Refused To Get Up Off of His Stool At UFC 178

    Bobby Bernstein
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    UFC fighter Yolo Romero created quite a stir at UFC 178 with what some are calling “stoolgate” as the fighter refused to get out of his stool following the second round, allowing himself time to recover. His opponent, Tim Kennedy, had Romero nearly knocked out in the final seconds of the second round, and had the round been 10 seconds longer, Romero would have been defeated. Romero clearly intentionally took more than the allotted time to get up from his stool, and his coaches took their sweet time instructing their fighter to get up. Because of this, Romero was able to recover…
  • Miami Dolphins: It’s Not All Tannehill’s Fault, But…

    Bobby Bernstein
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Drama is bubbling in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room yet again, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill is publicly disagreeing with the way coach Joe Philbin failed to endorse the third-year player leading into Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Philbin declined to say whether he would keep Tannehill as the starter against Oakland. “Obviously, it doesn’t feel good. It creates a bunch of stir, a bunch of distraction in the locker room — mostly from the outside coming in and guys having to deal with the distraction of it. So it’s not a good feeling.” The…
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  • Happy Makar Sankranti 2015 Greetings Messages, Quotes, Images

    indialive
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Happy Makar Sankranti 2015 Greetings Messages, Quotes, Images- First of all would like to wish you a warm Happy Makar Sankranti 2015 to all the people all over India. Now as you know this is an Indian Festival of joy and happiness which binds us all together in every happy moments all over the years in such festivals. Makar Sankranti is mostly and excitedly celebrated by Marathi people then the other people, also south celebrate this will lots of desperation.  This article includes the Makar Sankranti SMS in Hindi which will be convenient all the people over the country as SMS or Messages in…
  • Bigg Boss 8 winner prediction, Contestant name list and Voting

    indialive
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:44 am
    Bigg Boss 8 winner prediction, Contestant name list and Voting- The Bigg Boss is finally going to end in next some weeks. This one is the Bigg Boss 8th season which is again hosted by Salman Khan. He is been hosting the show for the fifth time as the popularity for Bigg Boss is somehow become more after Salman Khan hosting the show. Bigg Boss as you know will now 8 contestants are left in the house where you will get to see Puneet, Dimpy, Gautam, Karishma, Ajaz, Pritam, Ali, Sonali. All these contestant s are still remaining in the house and fighting to stay till the end of the season so that…
  • 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|…
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  • New look powerplay a breath of fresh air for the Rangers

    Dave
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you’ve been a Ranger fan for a while, then you know that once Jaromir Jagr, Michal Nylander, and Martin Straka departed New York, the powerplay has been atrocious. It got to the comical point where fans were screaming to just pass on the powerplay and play 5v5 hockey instead. It’s something that really hampered Read more → The post New look powerplay a breath of fresh air for the Rangers appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Halfway through the season, NHL playoff picture is set

    Dave
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Who would have thunk it? Every season since this whole “loser’s point” thing that Senor Bettman introduced after Lockout: The Sequel, the playoff picture has been cloudy up until the last week of the season. This time around, the playoff picture is crystal clear, and the games remaining are more about jockeying for positioning than Read more → The post Halfway through the season, NHL playoff picture is set appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Is it time to sell high on Kevin Klein?

    Dave
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Continuing with the trend of posts that will get me yelled at, it’s time to look at Kevin Klein, his career season, his career averages, and if anything like what we’ve seen so far this season will continue. Klein is having a sensational season this year. He’s already doubled his career high in goals (8), Read more → The post Is it time to sell high on Kevin Klein? appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • All Star Game open thread

    Dave
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Today is the NHL All Star Game, and Rick Nash will be the lone representative for the New York Rangers. Yesterday, Team Foligno beat Team Toews in the skills competition 25-19 after all six events were completed. I didn’t get a chance to watch that (or the draft, which was supposedly very cool), but it Read more → The post All Star Game open thread appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • World Cup of Hockey set for September 2016

    Dave
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    The World Cup of Hockey is back. Gary Bettman announced the return of the tournament today, slated for September 2016. The tournament will be two weeks, beginning on September 17, 2016 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. Eight teams will be competing in the tournament: Canada, USA, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Team Europe Read more → The post World Cup of Hockey set for September 2016 appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
 
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  • Fußball-Weltmeister drücken Handballern bei WM in Katar die Daumen

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    Fußballer hoffen auf Handballmärchen 27.01.2015 / 14:11 Uhr Joachim Löw und viele weitere Fußball-Weltmeister fiebern mit den Handballern mit © Getty Images Vor dem WM-Viertelfinale der deutschen Handballer gegen Gastgeber Katar am Mittwoch drücken auch die Fußball-Weltmeister die Daumen. “Natürlich verfolge ich die WM”, sagte Bundestrainer Joachim Löw am Rande des Neujahrsempfangs der Deutschen Fußball Liga (DFL): “Ich finde es klasse, wie sich diese Mannschaft entwickelt hat.” DFB-Präsident Wolfgang Niersbach hatte zuletzt noch persönlich Kontakt zu…
  • Borussia Dortmund nimmt Jeremy Dudziak unter Vertrag

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    Nach Achtelfinal-Sieg bei der WM DHB-Team: Lichtlein crasht die Mixed-Zone Rummenigge hält Guardiola für alternativlos Guardiola oder nix – kein Plan B bei Rummenigge Atlanta Hawks lassen Timberwolves keine Chance 16 und kein Ende in Sicht – Hawks siegen weiter Südkorea besiegt Irak im Asien-Cup Stielike führt Südkorea ins Endspiel NHL: Tor-Rekord bei All-Star Game 2015 NHL-Stars im Torrausch mehr Videos » Recommended article: Chomsky: We Are All – Fill in the Blank.This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading…
  • IOC-Präsident Thomas Bach Tribünengast beim Super Bowl

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Nach Achtelfinal-Sieg bei der WM DHB-Team: Lichtlein crasht die Mixed-Zone Rummenigge hält Guardiola für alternativlos Guardiola oder nix – kein Plan B bei Rummenigge Atlanta Hawks lassen Timberwolves keine Chance 16 und kein Ende in Sicht – Hawks siegen weiter Südkorea besiegt Irak im Asien-Cup Stielike führt Südkorea ins Endspiel NHL: Tor-Rekord bei All-Star Game 2015 NHL-Stars im Torrausch mehr Videos » Recommended article: Chomsky: We Are All – Fill in the Blank.This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading…
  • Das Dschungelcamp und sein Publikum: Im Netz wird vor allem gespottet

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Unterhaltung Oliver Kalkofe ist bekannt dafür, den täglichen Fernsehwahnsinn gekonnt auf die Schippe zu nehmen. Vor dem Dschungelcamp macht er natürlich nicht halt.(Foto: Screenshot n-tv.de) Dienstag, 27. Januar 2015 Von Linus Volkmann Sich gemütlich im Fernsehsessel berieseln lassen? Das ist out! Das sieht man mal wieder bei “Ich bin ein Star, holt mich hier raus”. Das Dschungelcamp ist Thema vieler Internet-Kommentare. Vor allem über die Teilnehmer wird gelästert. Wikipedia statt Brockhaus, Dating-Seiten statt Klammerblues, Online-Shops statt Schuhgeschäft: Das Internet…
  • Das Dschungelcamp und sein Publikum: Im Netz wird vor allem gespottet

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Unterhaltung Oliver Kalkofe ist bekannt dafür, den täglichen Fernsehwahnsinn gekonnt auf die Schippe zu nehmen. Vor dem Dschungelcamp macht er natürlich nicht halt.(Foto: Screenshot n-tv.de) Dienstag, 27. Januar 2015 Von Linus Volkmann Sich gemütlich im Fernsehsessel berieseln lassen? Das ist out! Das sieht man mal wieder bei “Ich bin ein Star, holt mich hier raus”. Das Dschungelcamp ist Thema vieler Internet-Kommentare. Vor allem über die Teilnehmer wird gelästert. Wikipedia statt Brockhaus, Dating-Seiten statt Klammerblues, Online-Shops statt Schuhgeschäft: Das Internet…
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  • January 2015 Transfers - EPL

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Here is a club-by-club list of all the January transfers:Darren BentARSENALIN:Krystian Bielik (Legia Warsaw, £2.5m)OUT:Benik Afobe (Wolves, undisclosed)Lukas Podolski (Inter Milan, loan)Yaya Sanogo (Crystal Palace, loan)ASTON VILLAIN:Carles Gil (Valencia, £3.25m)OUT:Darren Bent (Derby, loan)Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest, loan)BURNLEYIN:OUT:CHELSEAIN:OUT:Mark Schwarzer (Leicester, free)Thomas Kalas (Middlesbrough, loan)John Swift (Swindon, loan)Lewis Baker (Sheffield Wednesday, loan)CRYSTAL PALACEIN:Yaya Sanogo (Arsenal, loan)OUT:Alex Wynter (Colchester, undisclosed)Zeki Fryers (Rotherham,…
  • Most Valuable Football Clubs in the World 1

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    1. Real Madrid – 606.14 Million £Real Madrid [Image from flickr by vmiquilena]Real Madrid has a good youth set up. But not always they produce legends. They opt for an easier way to make legends – Of course buying them. Real Madrid is one of the biggest spenders when it come to buying star players from other clubs. Their squad is currently the most expensive one in the world.
  • Most Valuable Football Clubs in the World 2

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    2. FC Barcelona – 545.60 Million £FC Barcelona [Image from flickr by Jeroen Mirck]FC Barcelona has one of the best youth academies in the world. Their La Masia is second to nothing when it comes to grooming quality wonderkids. Messi, Xavi, Iniesta etc are just few of the many footballers who graduated out of La Masia. But like many other teams in the list, they do sign players for huge amount of money.
  • Most Valuable Football Clubs in the World 3

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    3. Bayern Munich – 499.97 Million £Allianz Arena [Image from flickr by RG1033]Bayern Munich find themselves third in the list. Bayern Munich are known to make top quality footballers. Apart from that, they do sign big names from other German clubs every season. Their squad's current market value is 499.97 Million £.
  • Most Valuable Football Clubs in the World 4

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    4. Manchester United – 409.20 Million £Manchester United [Image from flickr by Stacey MacNaught]Manchester United has always smashed the British Transfer Record every time some team breaks the record set by them. Ever since signing Ferdinand back in 2002, they have spent huge on some players. But one cannot deny the fact that they have made few great players as well.
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  • Obamacare is Working Pretty Well

    Thompson
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    In its second year, President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, seems to be working just fine. Since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, 6.8 million people have been insured through the Health Insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov, including 4.5 million renewals and auto-renewals. The uninsured rate in the United States has sunk to 12.9 percent and fallen 4.2 percentage points since the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for Americans to have health insurance went into effect one year ago, according to Gallup. The uninsured rate was 18 percent before the…
  • When your Citizenship is Worth Jack Shit

    Dr. Jimmy Wall
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    It was the plan all along – to eventually move to Norway from Australia. We just didn’t expect that both of us wanted to move as soon as possible. Early in 2014 we decided that moving from Australia to Norway was a better-now-than-never decision. I would graduate from university with a Bachelor’s of Journalism at the end of 2014, and due to the massive governmental cuts to the media and continued cuts in staff, it didn’t make me feel all that confident I would find a job as a journalist. At least not the job I want. The media crisis has hit Australia hard, as most crisis…
  • Minnesota Twins Extend Affordable Ace Phil Hughes

    Thompson
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins extended Phil Hughes through 2019, effectively making his contract a five-year, $58 million deal. He will earn $9.2 million in 2015 and 2016 before earning $13.2MM annually from 2017 to 2019. Considering his 2014 numbers, the $11.6 million per year average salary is more than reasonable. If you consider the Twins’ recent signing of Ervin Santana, the extension looks even better. Ryan cut a check to Santana for four years and $55 million – a reasonable price to pay for a proven middle-of-the-rotation starter. But that’s roughly $2 million…
  • Ervin Santana Newest Member of Twins’ Crowded, Mediocre Rotation

    Thompson
    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

    Gustav
    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.
 
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  • Formula One: Lotus reveal rendering of 2015 E23

    Jordan Groves
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Lotus F1 Team have become the third team to reveal their car for the 2015 Formula One World Championship. The team revealed a set of computer generated renderings of their car on their website and Twitter earlier today. Lotus technical director Nick Chester described the car, which is powered by a Mercedes hybrid V6 Turbo for the first time in the team’s history, as ‘a massive step forward’ from last year. “It’s no secret that we struggled with last year’s car so we’ve targeted every area that caused us an issue,” he said. “We’ve made strong progress in the wind…
  • Formula One: Force India unveil 2015 design in Mexico!

    Jordan Groves
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    Sahara Force India Formula One team unveiled the design of the 2015 challenger in an event in Mexico. The team, with their unchanged line-up of Mexican Sergio Perez and German Nico Hulkenberg, finished 6th in last year’s constructors’ championship and will be hoping that their 8th Formula One car will enable them to threaten the front runners more often. The car, featuring a new silver paint-scheme with flashes of orange, was unveiled at Museo Soumaya in Mexico City by Perez and Hulkenberg, with help from team principal VIjay Mallya and a number of sponsors such as Carlos Slim.
  • Formula One: 2015 Williams revealed on magazine cover!

    Jordan Groves
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    The 2015 Williams FW37 has been pictured for the first time on the front cover of the February issue of F1 Racing Magazine. The publication offers the first look of the 2015 style Formula One car, a day before the first ‘in the flesh’ reveal by Force India in Mexico. The 2015 Williams was fired up for the first time earlier today at the Williams factory in Grove. The image illustrates how the FIA’s new regulations regarding front noses has affected the look compared to last year’s controversial style. Whilst the pointed element remains, it has been dramatically…
  • Formula One: Palmer joins Lotus as 2015 third driver

    Jordan Groves
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Lotus F1 Team announced today that 2014 GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer has been signed as their third driver for this year. Lotus chairman Gerard Lopez described Palmer as “a fantastic talent and a very credible driver to fulfil the role of third driver at Lotus F1 Team. Romain [Grosjean] and Pastor [Maldonado] are both GP2 series champions, so we know what a fantastic proving ground GP2 provides.” Palmer has driven Formula One machinery before, most recently for Force India at the end of year test in Abu Dhabi last year. He had been hoping to be signed by Force India as a third driver…
  • Formula One: 2015 German Grand Prix to be held at Hockenheim

    Jordan Groves
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed today that the 2015 German Grand Prix will be held at the Hockenheim circuit instead of the Nurburgring. Since 2007, the German Grand Prix has been held at both venues in alternating years, but for the first time since 2006, the event will take place at the same venue for two years in a row after financial issues have prevented the Nurburgring from hosting the Grand Prix. “It’s going to be at Hockenheim, we’re in the middle of doing something with them,” Ecclestone told Reuters, “It can’t be Nurburgring because…
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  • Exercise, Training or Activity?

    Florence
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Exercise, Training or Activity? How we categorise exercise is a determinant to how we describe it, or even our feelings towards it.  For the most part, people would describe activities such as running, as hard and football as fun. Regardless, people provide the same reasons for why they don’t ‘exercise’, but perhaps it’s our mindset that’s actually the barrier.  Firstly, I don’t like defining activities as exercise.  In my opinion, you are either training or doing an activity; exercise could define either of these, which is the problem.  If your doing something you enjoy and…
  • Weight loss: Calorie Restriction

    Florence
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    Weight loss: Calorie Restriction I’m personally against counting calories. As Brian Wasinik says - “The best diet is the one you don’t know you’re on.”  I personally believe in changing someone’s lifestyle through the implementation of regular activity, great sleep habits and healthy fresh foods.  Once someone has made these lifestyle changes and can maintain them; they have accomplished the most difficult part of dieting.  In my opinion, an overweight individual who manages this is healthier than the person yoyo dieting and constantly stressed out with the number on the…
  • Recovery: Enhancing Endurance Performance

    Florence
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    Recovery: Enhancing Endurance Performance Optimizing your recovery, not only facilitates adaptions to the body, but it means recovery between session and competitive races is improved.  Here is a quick guide on the basics to kick-start your recovery;covering four strategies and how they should be implemented post training. Nutrition You’ve finished your training session; here are your nutritional priorities: 1.) Carbohydrates: 1 – 1.5 g.kg-1.BW-1.  High-glycemic carbohydrates will be absorbed faster, but unless your training twice per day you, there is not a performance benefit over…
  • Weight Loss: A New Perspective

    Florence
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    Weight Loss: A New Perspective I’m going to approach the issue of weight loss from a different perspective, so bear with me. I’m also going to be as honest as possible and put forward some hard truths. So here goes, I did warn you.  83% of people who achieve weight loss return to their pre-diet weight within 5 years…I’ll let that set in.  Why don’t diets work?  Why is it that 50% of the world population is predicted to be obese by 2025 (WHO 2013)?  Lets look at: nutrition, exercise, psychology and the biochemistry of weight loss and maybe what then the secret… Dieting All…
  • Product Review: Wed’ze Skis and Ski Boots

    Florence
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:10 am
    PRODUCT REVIEW: Wed’ze Skis and Ski Boots WED’ZE  X-LANDER 7.5 SKIS I found that the Wed’ze X-Lander 7.5 ski to be a very versatile and forgiving ski, with its all mountain side cut (119-75-103) and 15m turn radius. This ski is aimed at the type of skier who wants a ski to ski on piste the majority of the time but also wants to venture off piste from time to time, with its front rocker, it allow the skier to make nice linked turns with less effort when the snow is soft or whilst skiing in slope side powder. The shell fibre construction combined with the skis camber gives the ski…
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  • Richard Sherman doesn’t think Patriots will be punished for “DeflateGate”

    Jim Racalto
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Jim Racalto (Credit: cdn.turner.com) Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, who is always ready to give his subjective opinion on most topics, weighed in on the “DeflateGate” scandal surrounding the New England Patriots. He believes there is little to no chance the Patriots are punished because there is a “conflict of interest.” Per the NY Post: “I think the perception is the reality,” Sherman said. “It is what it is. Their résumé speaks for itself. “The past is what the past is. Their present is what their present is. And, will they be punished? Probably not…not…
  • Michael Jordan shows rare breakdown emotion during acceptance speech

    Jason Whitney
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Jason Whitney Michael Jordan has learned the hard way when it has come to business that he never really had to deal with as a basketball player – unless you want to call being “cut” from the varsity and sent to the JV as a sophomore. Jordan has hand-picked a plethora of bad draft choices and coaches that has led to plenty of criticism. But last year, His Airness, surrounded himself with smart people that led to the Hornets making the playoffs. MJ then led the rebranding from the Charlotte Bobcats back to the original “Hornets” nickname. The Charlotte Business…
  • San Diego Chargers: A NFL Fan Favorite Since 1967

    Jason Whitney
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Jason Whitney Since August of 1967, the San Diego Chargers have been a favorite American football team for San Diego residents as well as many NFL fans across the United States. Throughout the history of the major league franchise, the team has enjoyed several victories and also been met with some defeats. However, through the good times and the bad, the Chargers fans have remained avid and loyal to their team. Chargers buffs collect memorabilia and merchandise but some pride themselves on learning fun facts about the team. Are you an avid Chargers fan? How much do you know about your…
  • Pete Carroll says facing the Patriots in the Super Bowl will be “a little bit personal”

    Jason Whitney
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Jason Whitney The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl already has the main headline it needs heading into the big game in Glendale, Arizona. Pete Carroll, who has coached the Seahawks for the past five seasons, once coached the Patriots before being fired in 1999 despite having a 27-21 overall record and two playoff appearances. New England owner Robert Kraft admitted it was one of the toughest decisions he’s ever had to make, but the Patriots landed on their feet pretty good with the subsequent hiring of Bill Belichick. Now, 15 years later, Carroll has his chance at…
  • NFL Conference Championship Weekend Preview

    David Whitlock
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    David Whitlock This blog originally posted on LHD on Sports. Things were looking okay last week.  Then Peyton happened.  After a 2.5% profit in week one, the market crashed as fast as Peyton Manning’s future prospects.  Total losses -29%.  Key losses were Cowboys and Broncos S/U, and missing three out of four ATS.  So don’t listen to me when I give you Conference Championship game previews.  Unless the law of averages is back in my favor…proceed at your own risk! Each week of the NFL Playoffs, I’ll preview the games, predict final scores, and oh, by the way, keep…
 
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  • Nike Taps Three All- Stars To Unveil Their Spring 2015 Nike Air Collections [PHOTOS]

    Shaun Brown
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:40 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Nike Basketball sees its Spring 2015 as more than just another collection of apparel. Rather it’s an attitude embodied by the high flying athlete who plays above the rim and owns the paint. Anthony Davis, James Harden and Rudy Gay whom the brand tapped to don the collection definitely embody these very characteristics which will be on full at next month’s All- Star festivities. Appropriately enough the ballers modeled the pieces in and around New York City with the Big Apple’s legendary street…
  • Marshawn Lynch Answers A Handful Of Questions Thanks To Skittles [VIDEO]

    Andrew Martin
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Reporters, eat your hearts out (no pun intended). They use to say don’t give candy to a baby, nah, give it to a beast! Just ask Primetime, Marshawn is just about that action, boss. The Skittles tastemaker joins the brand in a non-traditional Beast Mode press conference. If the NFL and reporters knew better they would just realize Lynch is in a “No Flex Zone” after games and wants no part of a post-game interview, unless there is Skittles! The colorful candy of Mars, Inc. actually got…
  • Kobe Bryant Wanted To Play With Michael Jordan In Washington

    Flow
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website The Washington Wizards at one point in the early 2000’s could have been better than expected. They had Michael Jordan on the floor, and Kobe Bryant badly wanted to play alongside his idol. Kobe claimed that with him and Michael Jordan on the floor the duo could have brought multiple championships back to the District of Columbia. “That’s true,” Bryant told the Washington Post. “A long time ago? Yeah.” Kobe Bryant also stated I’ve always been very big on having mentors,…
  • Did The WWE #RoyalRumble PPV Deliver Last Night? Let’s See What Twitter Thinks! [TWEETS]

    Flow
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Fans will never be satisfied. There will always be those few who always wants an aspect of a wrestling show to be different. The 2015 Royal Rumble was good, and there’s nothing viewers should be complaining about. Besides fans already paid for it. If you canceled your WWE subscription over the booking of one match on an otherwise fairly solid PPV, you are not a true WWE fan. Time and time again the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world baits fans into a false sense of security and sends…
  • Here’s Our Top 5 #MJMondays Pics From Last Week [1-26]

    Andrew Martin
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Theonly thing more iconic than Michael Jordan on the hardwood is, well, Michael Jordan. Nike has made Jordan’s “Jumpman” silhouette a part of the game and culture of basketball. Nike is being sued by photographer, Jacobus Rentmeester who claims the company stole his photo to create the logo. The Jumpman logo was first seen on the Air Jordan IIIs in 1987. We take a look back at some of Twitter and Instagram’s best images from last week of Michael Jordan in Air Jordan 1s to 11s.
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  • Jim Harbaugh Hype Machine on Overdrive

    MFD
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Michigan finally got their man. It took some seven years, but two poor hires—Rich Rodriguez (2008-2010, 15-22 record) and Brady Hoke (2011-2014, 31-20)—and an abysmal 46-42 record later, the stars aligned properly for the Wolverines to land Captain Comeback, Jim Harbaugh.   Harbaugh’s time in San Francisco was done after a lackluster 8-8 2014 season with the 49ers that included a falling out with management and an apparently toxic locker room, as per Fox Sports. Michigan was in desperate need of a savior after a wretched 2013-2014, filled with embarrassing losses and PR…
  • NFL Week 12, Infuriating Parity

    MFD
    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

    MFD
    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

    MFD
    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

    MFD
    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. http://t.co/tPZES7gKNN — Tim Steller (@senyorreporter) November 12,…
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  • January Transfer Gossip #2

    Chris
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    The second update on the possible big money moves that could be made during the January transfer window. We’ll keep you up to date with the transfer gossip and give you the low down on why the transfer could go through, the fees involved the likelihood of the move actually going through.   Nicolas Otamendi Here’s … Continue Reading → The post January Transfer Gossip #2 appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • How to Start a Streetwear Brand

    Sean Mahon
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Wanting to start a streetwear brand? Well, it has never been easier. Easy access to design software, quick turnaround times at printers, relatively low overheads and the ability to sell easily online have all contributed to a boom in new fashion brands popping up all over the country. However, this also means that it has become … Continue Reading → The post How to Start a Streetwear Brand appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • January Transfer Gossip #1

    Chris
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    The first update on the possible big money moves that could be made during the January transfer window. We’ll keep you upto date with the transfer gossip and give you the low down on why the transfer could go through, the fees involved the likelihood of the move actually going through.   Morgan Schneiderlin This … Continue Reading → The post January Transfer Gossip #1 appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • Rolling In It: Mud vs. Money

    Rhona McKeran
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    Over the years, the game of football has evolved into a multi-million pound business where players and owners alike revel in celebrity lifestyles financed by six-figure pay checks. From a host of rich and famous club owners to big-time brand names dominating the front of strips; money has an undeniable presence in all aspects of … Continue Reading → The post Rolling In It: Mud vs. Money appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • The SILB 2014 Team of the Year

    Chris
    29 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    With the year drawing to a close, all the usual football awards are being dished out, player of the year, team of the year etc. So, we thought that we’d have a bit of fun and let you choose your own European Team of the Year for 2014 with accompanying manager. And who knows, if … Continue Reading → The post The SILB 2014 Team of the Year appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
 
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  • Blackhawks Organization Touches Many Hearts in Amazing Act of Kindness

    Ed Mazur
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks have been known for years to be one of the classiest organizations in all of sports, and they have continued to reach out to families in need in order to put a few smiles on their faces. They recently reached out to a huge Blackhawks fan named Adam Cheung who desperately wanted to be apart of the Hawks close-knit hockey family. Here is part of his story as told by a close friend of his named Art Lippo a few weeks ago. Adam Cheung: A True Fighter “Adam Cheung is a 22-year-old junior at Robert Morris University in Springfield, Illinois. Adam is a two-year captain…
  • Lance Briggs Wants Back With The Bears

    Jamie Baker
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Lance Briggs heartfelt goodbye might not have lasted that long. While coming on CSN’s Sports Talk Live, hosted by David Kaplan, good old number 55 mentioned that he wants back with the Bears and is awaiting coach Fox’s phone call. Briggs Wants Back With The Bears Your browser does not support iframes. Although Briggs has been hurt for the majority of the last two seasons, it might be a smart idea for the Bears to bring Briggs back since they will have a need for more linebackers with an expected switch to a 3-4 defense. The question would remain if Briggs, a 34-year old veteran,…
  • Chicago Bears Must Tread Carefully Based On Previous 7th Overall Picks

    Erik Lambert
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    No pick in the NFL draft is ever a sure thing.  Still, the higher a team tends to select, the better their chances are of landing a difference-maker.  The Chicago Bears will put that to the test this April when they use their 7th overall pick, marking the first time they’ve had a top 10 selection in a decade.  Everyone is hopeful that new GM Ryan Pace can start building a winning roster with help from new head coach John Fox. So what does history say in regards to the 7th pick?  Here is a list of the ten previous players taken at that spot and what they’ve gone on to…
  • Sarah Palin Should Stay Retired, And Never Say ‘Da Bears’ Again

    Matthew Milakovich
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    In an effort to bolster her political presence, former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin not only embarrassed herself with another flawed monologue, but also claimed she loved the “cheeseheads.” That love couldn’t have been more obvious when she butchered the classic line made famous by Bill Swerski’s Super Fans on Saturday Night Live– Da Bears! At about the 28 second mark listen as she sounds more like a timid Alaskan marmot than someone referencing the proud calling card of an even prouder fan base. Sorry Sarah, but all politics aside, if people have to listen to…
  • NHL All-Star Game Provides A Very Touching Moment

    Jamie Baker
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Ex-Blackhawks player and head coach, Darryl Sutter helped provide a very touching moment at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game when his son, Chris Sutter stood alongside of him on Team Foligno’s bench. What happened next was a very touching moment that only the NHL could provide. Watch as Chris as he congratulates Bobby Ryan on his goal and helps “coach up” Patrick Kane when Team Foligno’s team was down late. Darryl’s son Chris was born with Down syndrome specifically Trisomy 21, which is the presence of an extra chromosome (chromosome 21), and is the most common form…
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  • What It's Like Walking Into your Favorite Major League Ballpark

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Photo Source: Pinterest There are tons of review websites out there like Yelp and TripAdvisor. Tons of websites where you can see the view from your section. We wanted to give baseball fans the opportunity to briefly peak inside all 30 Major League Ballparks via Youtube. Many of the videos we have compiled will show you what the concourses are like, what the crowd flow is like and also what the game day atmosphere is like! Some of the videos are brief, some are long, some are better than others. Go see these ballparks for yourself! Enjoy!
  • Top Ten Best AAU Basketball Programs in America

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:59 pm
     AAU basketball or grassroots basketball at the prep level is vastly different today than it was 20 years ago. Shoe companies like Nike and Adidas have very big hands in the organization and why wouldn't they? They want other young athletes buying and wearing their products. AAU basketball gives college coaches the opportunity to see would be recruits collectively in one location throughout the summer. It's all about exposure and these kids have become marketable commodities. The style of play often resembles that of an All-Star game with not much defense and plenty of ball hogging. There…
  • Why do Detroit Red Wings fans throw an Octopus onto the ice during games?

    11 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Photo Source: Boston.com  Despite the 24 Stanley Cups won by the Montreal Canadiens, the history and passion of the Detroit Red Wings and their fans is on par with Montreal. Hey, they don't call Detroit, Michigan "Hockeytown USA" for nothing. The Red Wings have won an impressive 11 Stanley Cups, good for third in the NHL all time. But there's a whacky tradition that started in 1952 that this franchise and fan base are perhaps the most well known for.
  • Most Annoying Fan Bases in College and Professional Sports

    3 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Photo Source: ImageSlides.com Fanhood is what makes sports so special. It brings everyone together. It also allows us to engage in friendly conversation and gives us days to look forward to on our busy schedules.  There are, however, some groups of fans that tend to take things a little too far come game day. See if your favorite team had the misfortune of making our list of the most annoying fan bases in both professional and college sports.
  • The "G" on the Packers helmets doesn't stand for "Green Bay"?

    2 Jan 2015 | 9:54 am
     The Green Bay Packers are perhaps the most storied franchise in the National Football League despite what Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers fans may tell you. The origins of the iconic "G" on their helmet recently encountered a lot of discussion after a Tiki Barber interview with Green Bay Packers players at Super Bowl XLV. So what does the "G" on the Packers helmet stand for if it doesn't stand for "Green Bay"?
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  • Weekly NBA Wrap With The Mid Range Jumpers

    The Niche Cache
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:41 pm
    MVP Watch Fresh PrinceTop 5 Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, 23.2ppg, 8.1apg, 4.8rpg) James Harden (Houston Rockets, 27.2ppg, 6.7apg, 5.5rpg)Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies 19.3ppg, 8.2rpg)LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers 26.0ppg, 7.4apg, 5.5rpg)John Wall (Washington Wizards, 17.0ppg, 10.0apg, 4.3rpg)Notable MentionsDamian Lillard (Portland Trailblazers)Jeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks)Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)The past few weeks for me have answered a few questions in regards to the MVP award. Steph Curry and James Harden are the clearcut front runners for me.
  • Fast Break Report #23: Sideshow Bob Childress

    Nick Robinson
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    NZ Breakers 81-101 Sydney KingsHuh. That wasn’t how that was meant to go.Josh Childress, also known as the ANBL’s leading scorer and rebounder, had a big game as the Breakers lost their 5 game win streak and top place with it.It was the Kings’ first ever win at Vector and the Breakers’ first loss there this season (second in total at home). The Sydney side pretty much needed to win to keep their playoff chances alive and after a close fought and high-scoring first quarter, they scored first in the second and never lost the lead from there. It was actually the kind of win that you’d…
  • Yeah, But I Still Don't Get How the Seattle Seahawks Won That Game...

    Nick Robinson
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    (Tom Pennington/Getty Images) It’s been a couple of days. The dust has settled. Yet there’s still no logical explanation as to how in the living hell the Seattle Seahawks were able to win a playoff game (against an elite quarterback and a Super Bowl winning coach) in which they were systematically dismantled for 55 solid minutes of the game. How? Who? What? Why? Huh?Well, there were a few reasons actually, and not all of them down to themselves. As the saying goes: For every great sporting comeback there is an equal and opposite choke job. Here’s how the Seahawks made it to the Super…
  • The Dugout - January 21

    Nick Robinson
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Super Bowl XLIX(That’s 49 for those of you wondering)Put it in the phone calendar, the Seattle Seahawks will look to defend their title against the dynasty of the New England Patriots in Arizona on February 2nd (NZT).The last team to win back to back Super Bowls? The New England Patriots in 2004-05. And here we have Tom Brady, still getting it done a decade later. Seattle have managed the impressive feat of somehow still playing the ‘Nobody Believed in Us’ line even as defending champs while New England have a possible legacy-defining match. They won three of these early in Brady’s…
  • Weekly NBA Wrap With The Mid Range Jumpers

    The Niche Cache
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    MVP Watch Fresh PrinceTop 5 Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, 23.3ppg, 8.0apg, 4.9rpg) James Harden (Houston Rockets, 27.0ppg, 6.8apg, 5.7rpg)Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies 19.4ppg, 8.1rpg)John Wall (Washington Wizards, 17.4ppg, 10.2apg, 4.2rpg)Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans, 24.2ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.9bpg)Notable MentionsDamian Lillard (Portland Trailblazers)Jimmy Butler (Chicago Bulls)LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)Jeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks)Steph Curry and the Warriors continue to deliver and it should be no surprise that they sit atop any MVP rankings this far…
 
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  • VIDEO: Stoke City’s Bojan Krkic Scores Stunning Volley Against Rochdale In The FA Cup

    Connor Boylan
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Bojan Krkic netted  stunning volley to give Stoke the lead in their FA Cup tie against Rochdale tonight. The former Barcelona forward’s sweetly struck effort gave Mark Hughes’ side an early lead at Spotland Stadium. The Spaniard has been in sensational form since his move to the Britania last summer. And here you can check out his magnificent strike again. Take A Bow Bojan !! https://t.co/6TqiJzr4px — Stuart F (@_4thOfficial) January 26, 2015
  • VIDEO: Barcelona Star Neymar Will Wear ‘Liquid Diamond’ Nike Football Boots

    Connor Boylan
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Barcelona striker Neymar will take to the field wearing “liquid diamond” football boots. The Brazilian has teamed-up with Nike to design the new Hypervenom footwear. And vice president of Nike Football Footwear, Max Blau, believes there’s special meaning behind the unique design. He said: “He attacks the defence with a style so fluid, it reminded us of water flowing between rocks. That’s when we started shifting our thoughts from incorporating a nod to diamonds, to creating a liquid diamond aesthetic for the entire upper.” The Barca forward also has a diamond…
  • [VIDEO] Conor McGregor: I’ve Lost My Mind Doing This… I’m Like Vincent van Gogh

    Connor Boylan
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    UFC sensation Conor McGregor is gearing up for what will be the defining moment of his fighting career in May. The Irishman’s meteoric rise through the mixed martial arts (MMA) ranks has saw him grab all the headlines with his antics both in and outside of the octagon. Up until now McGregor has talked the talk and managed to back it up in the ring. But his title bout with World Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo in Vegas this year will really determined whether he can walk the walk. With all the showmanship and bravado that oozes from the 26-year-old Dubliner, it’s difficult to tell…
  • Five Landing Spots For Mike Richards

    Talking Baws
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you missed the big news this morning, two-time Stanley Cup Champion and 2010 gold medalist Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings was placed on waivers this morning, making him available to any team in the NHL at a about half price. According to reports, the Kings were working on a trade for Richards but were unable to make one work. This has me wondering just how bad the offers they were getting from other teams were. Richards contract has you at the “I’ll take anything” level of desperate to move it, so they probably only were offered David Clarkson. By: Adam Pyde-…
  • Checking Up On Predictions: Worst NHL Contracts

    Talking Baws
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    We’re one day after the the NHL All Star festivities so its still a great time to cover pre-season predictions. If you recall, I did Top 10 Absolute Worst Contracts and Top 7 New Signings Under Pressure lists before the season started. Lets check in on those. Considering this mornings news, I feel like Mike Richards should have been on here. But I missed out on that before the season. By: Adam Pyde – @Adam_Pyde Let’s roll. Player: Ryan Callahan List: Top 10 Worst NHL Contracts Contract: $5.8 million, ends in 2020 Are they living up to it?: For this season, he sure is.
 
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  • NBA News: A healthy LeBron James – key for the Cavs succes

    Yordan Ivanov
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Basketball, NBA News: The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the most closely watched team throughout the current 2014-14 NBA season. Their ups and downs have been regularly documented and even people arent’t big basketball fans know about them. After all the critics though, it’s time to give them the respect they have been deserving at late. The whole team has started to play better, but one man has been the main reason for all of that recent success and his name is LeBron James. There are also a lot of reasons for why Cleveland has been looking so much better in thei previous six…
  • Soccer Rumors: Chelsea wishes to part ways with Andre Schurrle?

    Yordan Ivanov
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Soccer News Lately there have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Chelsea wing and German national player, Andre Schurrle. Jose Mourinho hasn’t been using the talented player a lot this season and there have been numerous reports that Schurrle is quite unhappy from his role as a reserve on the team. However, he hasn’t gave a lot of reason to Mourinho to put him in the starting lineup and his weak form is one of the reasons why it wouldn’t be much of a concern for Chelsea to part ways with him. At the moment, Wolfsburg is the team that has shown the biggest interest in…
  • A day of records for Canadian Tennis.

    Jazib Rasheed
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Tennis Updates: Today, the show was stolen by the Canadian tennis player, Milos Raonic, who defeated Feliciano Lopez in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3 win at Melbourne Park and made his way to the quarterfinal. Raonic has become the first Canadian tennis player to reach the top eight of the Australian Open in Melbourne in the last 47 years. He also set a record of becoming the second Canadian man who has made it to the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the third time; Robert Powell was the first one to make this record. “It’s an exciting time for Canadian tennis”, Raonic expressed his…
  • WHC Quarterfinals: Germany, Poland, Denmark and France join Qatar, Croatia, Spain and Slovenia in battle for semifinals

    Josip Muslim
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    World Handball Championship: Today we found out last 4 teams that manage to go into quarterfinals of World Handball Championship in Qatar. Yesterday winners Qatar, Slovenia, Spain and Croatia we add today winners Germany, Poland, Denmark and France. Germany – Egypt 23-16 (12-8) Germany took the first place in so-called “death group” in front Denmark, Poland, Argentina and Russia and nobody expect Egypt to give them any hard time. Germany started strong and already in 9’ it was 4-1. Egypt had a hard time scoring they made a lot of technical errors and German goalkeeper Carsten…
  • NBA Rumors: Will the Warriors Re-sign Draymond Green

    Geoffrey Simpson
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Basketball, NBA News: While the Warriors had a great season last year, they have been playing at a new level half-way through this season, leading the Western Conference by more than five games. They have had some long winning streaks, and while everyone is waiting for them to stumble, they have been consistent throughout the season. The leaders of the team are clearly Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are both playing at a very high level. But they were also playing at a high level last year when the Warriors were in the middle of the pack in the West. So, who is the true difference…
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  • -The NHL Today- Vol. 3

    Will
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    Did You See… the All-Star game, the record breaking All-Star game?  I did, well 80% of it. The final score was 17-12. That’s not a typo. I somehow dont feel that was a game that represented the NHL of today, but I also dont think that’s what it was designed to do or be in the first place. Personally, I thought I was just watching pregame warmups for a couple of hours and thats about it. I think the most effort put into the game was by a goalie, Crawford, who really looked like he was trying. Most of the action, not all, but pretty darn close to all of it, looked like a…
  • Dan Quinn Likely Next Falcons HC

    Torgo
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:45 pm
    The news out of Flowery Branch this week has mainly centered around the coordinator positions and various assistant coaches.  Under other circumstances, that would be extremely unusual for a team that doesn’t have a head coach. However, one of the final candidates for Atlanta’s head coaching vacancy is Dan Quinn.  He had a second interview with the Falcons, and the inside word is that it went very well. Seattle’s comeback in the NFC Championship Game is the reason why Atlanta remains without a coach.  Since Quinn is currently with the Seahawks and Seattle remains in the…
  • The Pressure Is On!

    Dan Schee
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Much has been said and reported concerning the legality of the footballs used by the New England Patriots during the first half of their AFC Conference Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Let me start this article out by stating that the inflation level of the Patriot’s footballs had absolutely nothing to do with the outcome of the game. New England was clearly and obviously the better team in that game. This is evidenced by the fact that New England led at the end of the first half by 10 points (17-7). In the second half, using NFL legally inflated footballs, they outscored…
  • Live 4 Sport Network Fantasy Football Awards – 2014 Season

    Jason Smail
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
        The 2014 fantasy football season is in the books, leaving us time to reflect on what all it brought along the way by handing out the Live 4 Sport Network Fantasy Football Awards for the 2014 season. In 2014, we saw a great class of rookie wide receivers enter the league and deem their selves extremely useful in fantasy.  There were also key players such as Rob Gronkowski and Arian Foster who bounced back from injury the year prior to prove that they were still worthy of a high draft selection. Also, players like Demarco Murray, Andrew Luck and Le’Veon Bell emerged to take the…
  • An All Too Familiar Position

    Dan Schee
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    The off season for the 2015 Cleveland Browns is upon us and they find themselves in an all too familiar position. Last place in the AFC North. In the sixteen years since the Browns re-joined the NFL, they have occupied their division’s cellar eleven times. Four straight years and counting and seven of the last ten years. During those same sixteen years, the Browns have had a winning record only twice with a single Wild Card appearance in the post season once (2002). Their average record over those sixteen seasons is 5-11-0. In the 62 years that the Browns have been part of the NFL, they…
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  • Which Seattle Seahawks Player Are You?

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    The 12th man is a key part of the Seahawks home field advantage! Now you can figure out which Seattle Seahawks player you are by taking this short quiz. You might be surprised by the answer!  
  • Seattle Seahawks Winning the NFC Championship

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Seattle Seahawks had an amazing come from behind win on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. They trailed 19-7 with about four minutes and then the magic happened.   Touchdown drive - 1 yard run by Russell Wilson A fake field goal that went for a touchdown Onside side kick recovered for another touchdown Two point conversation that was incredible  Overtime touchdown pass that won the game Seattle Seahawks NFC Conference Recap Infographic - Fanzz   Embed Seahawks Winning the NFC Championship Infographic | Fanzz on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below <br /><br />…
  • Patriots Winning the AFC Championship

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Yesterday's New England Patriots win over the Indianapolis Colts was impressive. Here's a look at the game behind the numbers!   Patriots Winning the AFC Championship (Infographic) | Fanzz - An infographic by the team at Patriots Winning the AFC Championship (Infographic) | Fanzz Embed Patriots Winning the AFC Championship (Infographic) | Fanzz on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below <br /><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.fanzz.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/conf_recap_AFC.jpg" width="540"></p><br /><br /> <p>Patriots Winning the…
  • AFC Championship Predictions 2015

    17 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
      New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts Just a week ago, we predicted that the Denver Broncos would beat the Indianapolis Colts and go on to play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. We were wrong. The Indianapolis Colts beat the odds as well as the Broncos in their 24-13 win. So, should we reconsider this team as a contender, or was this just a great game for them? The main reason the Colts were able to beat the Broncos was that they held them to just 13 points. Defense wins games. One thing the Colts did right in this game was applying pressure on third downs.
  • NFC Championship Game Predictions 2015

    16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks This Sunday we will see the Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers in their quest to reach the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. Both teams are coming into this game with a record of 12-4, but all signs point to the Seattle Seahawks having an advantage. The biggest sign of this was when the Seahawks beat the Packers in the regular season 36-16. Russell Wilson looked very impressive in this game and threw two touchdowns with no interceptions. Another huge advantage for the Seahawks is that this game will be at CenturyLink Field, home of the…
 
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  • Stakeholders meet to discuss key issues in Women football

    Adebayo Adegbite
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:02 am
    The Nigeria Women Football League Board met on 23rd January at the Allied Suncourt Hotel to deliberate on key issues and way forward for the Premier and Professional League At the end of the meeting, they came up with the following decisions, The 2013/14 League Season was adjudged as one of the best seasons in recent times. Promotion of two clubs from the Professional League division to the Premier League shall be effected to bring the total number of Premier League clubs to 14 for the 2014/2015 league season. No relegation shall take place considering the small size of the Premier…
  • Asian Cup: Hosts ease past UAE to book final place

    Adebayo Adegbite
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:58 am
    A devastating early onslaught has ensured the Socceroos are through to the AFC Asian Cup final after beating UAE 2-0 in their semi-final at a rain-soaked Newcastle Stadium on Tuesday night. Defenders Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson both bagged their first internationals goals as the hosts scored twice in the first 14 minutes to seal their spot in Saturday night’s final in Sydney. A blockbuster decider sees Ange Postecoglou’s side take on Korea Republic, the side that beat them 1-0 in the group stage just 10 days ago. It’s Australia’s second straight Asian Cup final and with a…
  • Fifa examines 51 Real youth deals

    Adebayo Adegbite
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Fifa is investigating Real Madrid’s youth transfer policy and has asked the club for information on 51 players. Club director Emilio Butragueno confirmed Fifa had asked the Spanish Federation for documents relating to transfers over the last five years. Butragueno said the club was “absolutely calm” about its behaviour. Fifa handed Barcelona a transfer ban until 2016 after they breached regulations when signing 10 players aged under 18 to their academy in 2013. In a statement, Real Madrid said the majority of the 51 players world football’s governing body had asked for…
  • Murray Halts Kyrgios Run To Set Berdych Clash

    Adebayo Adegbite
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Andy Murray is through to the Australian Open semi-finals for the fifth time after beating rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 on Tuesday night in Melbourne. Murray goes on to face Tomas Berdych for a place in the final at Melbourne Park after the Czech ousted Rafael Nadal earlier in the day. The Scot has lost his past two meetings with Berdych and trails their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 4-6. The 19-year-old Kyrgios stepped onto court after Murray to great fanfare, but the experienced Scot did a masterful job at keeping the home crowd at bay. The two-time Grand Slam champion…
  • Sharapova too strong for Bouchard

    Adebayo Adegbite
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Maria Sharapova brushed aside seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final in Melbourne. The 2008 champion, seeded second, won 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 18 minutes at a cool and blustery Melbourne Park. Tenth seed Ekaterina Makarova beat third seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-0 in Tuesday’s opening match Sharapova, 27, took her record against Bouchard, 20, to 4-0 with a clinical performance as the Canadian made 30 errors in 78 minutes. “I thought I had a really good start,” said the Russian. “I kept my focus throughout the…
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  • China targets Microsoft Outlook after blocking Gmail

    Admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Gmail is now completely unaccessible in China without the use of VPNs. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) could be responsible for this regulation. The post China targets Microsoft Outlook after blocking Gmail appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • Donovan McNabb talks Patriots Deflate-gate

    Admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Donovan McNabb sheds light on whether Patriots Deflate-gate incident would of had any impact on the outcome of the game. McNabb was also on the receiving end of the spy-gate incident with the Patriots back then. The post Donovan McNabb talks Patriots Deflate-gate appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • House overturns Obama Immigration Policy

    Admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Associated Press The House of Representatives shot down the Obama Immigration Policy with a 236-191 vote on Wednesday. The Bill will be headed to the Senate. The post House overturns Obama Immigration Policy appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • Kobe Bryant Frozen Parody by Bleacher Report

    Admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:27 am
    Kobe Bryant Frozen Parody Bleacher Report came up with a hilarious short animated music video of Frozen’s “Let it go” parody called “Let it Tank”, starring the one and only Kobe Bryant. This clip pretty much reflects on the Los Angeles Lakers’ current season. This is not as funny as Bleacher Report’s “Game of Zones” […] The post Kobe Bryant Frozen Parody by Bleacher Report appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • Project Ara

    Admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    Project Ara is set to be released in early 2015. This mobile phone is highly customizable by modules, giving people the freedom and creativity to assemble their very own and unique phone. Technically each phone can have different look and functions. How will this phone compete with the already established giants like Apple and Samsung? The post Project Ara appeared first on onestopdaily.
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    World Cup Live Updates

  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Match 1 New Zealand v Sri Lanka

    Manish Pandey
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    So, You are waiting for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Match 1 New Zealand v Sri Lanka? Of course, everyone is waiting, because both New Zealand and Sri Lanka are big contenders of this cricket world cup 2015 and this is the first match of the tournament. So, every cricket fan from all countries will […] The post ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Match 1 New Zealand v Sri Lanka appeared first on World Cup Live Updates. You may like to share ... New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming- Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Online Cricket schedule 2015 : India, England, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,…
  • Australia vs Bangladesh Live Scores 2015 Online | Scorecard | Commentary

    Shweta Pandey
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Australia vs Bangladesh Live Scores 2015: ICC Cricket world cup is about to start from 14th Feb 2015. The event is jointly hosted by both Australia and New Zealand. As the excitement for the world cup event is already building up, cricket lovers from all over the world are looking to keep themselves updated about the […] The post Australia vs Bangladesh Live Scores 2015 Online | Scorecard | Commentary appeared first on World Cup Live Updates. You may like to share ... Australia vs Bangladesh Live Streaming 2015 | Online Streaming | Scores Pakistan vs West Indies Live Scores 2015 Online…
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Top ten surprise packages‬

    Vivek Kumar
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Whenever a big cricket tournament, especially a World Cup, starts, we pick our favourite players who we think will perform well in the event. Many of the top players, as expected, do well to take their teams to win matches or even win the Championship. But there are so a few surprise packages who go […] The post ICC World Cup 2015: Top ten surprise packages‬ appeared first on World Cup Live Updates. You may like to share ... ICC Cricket World Cup: Surprise Selections For The World Cup 2015
  • Pakistan vs West Indies Live Scores 2015 Online | Scorecard

    Vikash Pandey
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Pakistan vs West Indies Live Scores 2015 Get ready to tune into your TV sets as ICC Cricket world cup is starting from 14th Feb 2015. This time fourteen teams will be competing for the most prestigious cup is the cricket history. For cricket lovers who don’t get the chance to watch the live coverage, can […] The post Pakistan vs West Indies Live Scores 2015 Online | Scorecard appeared first on World Cup Live Updates. You may like to share ... Pakistan vs West Indies Live Streaming- Watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Online Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Streaming- Watch ICC Cricket World…
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni led Team India promises that they #WontGiveItBack! Watch StarSports CWC 15 TVC

    Vivek Kumar
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:50 pm
    #WontGiveItBack, is the motto as well as the promise made by defending champions Team India. The last time MS Dhoni and his boys lifted the World Cup trophy in 2011, they were playing on home turf. But four years down the line, in order to retain the title, Indian side will have to defy all […] The post ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni led Team India promises that they #WontGiveItBack! Watch StarSports CWC 15 TVC appeared first on World Cup Live Updates. You may like to share ... MS Dhoni hopes India will qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final Live Updates India team…
 
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    Best Portable Solar Generators for Survival and Emergency Conditions

  • Goal Zero Yeti Portable Solar Generator Kit for Emergency and Survival Energy Requirements

    Amanda Swan
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:38 am
    Are you looking for an alternative power option for emergency conditions? Solar is indeed a better, reliable option. Well, I have recently come across a nice portable solar generator kit from Goal Zero. It is good for emergency and survival conditions as it contains a pack of awesome components including Goal Zero’s high-end Yeti 1250 solar generator. Other items in the kit include solar panels, solar panel cases and emergency lanterns. Goal Zero is a growing leader in the portable solar industry. With a bunch of quality renewable products, it has made an impact and its portable power…
  • How to Build DIY Portable Solar Generators Quickly: Tutorial with Diagram and Graphics

    Amanda Swan
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    It is amazingly easy to build a DIY portable solar generator. You don’t need to be an expert to make one. Anyone with some interest in setting up new things can enjoy it pretty well. Building portable solar generator of your own will save a significant amount of your money, apart from buying a fresh one. Out in stores, you have many full-fledged solar generators, but they are pricier. Here I would like to tell you how to make a solar generator using parts from your local stores, in help of diagrams and graphics. To build a DIY portable solar power generator is not a tough job, anyway. It…
  • Portable Solar Power for Camping: 10 Best Portable Solar Products for Camping

    Amanda Swan
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    Being prepared with proper supplies makes your camping exciting and full of fun. Everyone wants to stay plugged-in while spending time outdoors to make their living beautiful and connected to the rest of the world. Portable solar power for camping helps you operate a range of your much-required appliances – from your mobile phones to flash lights. No one can think of a camping trip without a bunch of gadgets like cell phone, tablet, laptop, GPS system, lamps, oven and more. But what option do you think is the most reliable, sustainable to power them up all consistently? It is nothing,…
  • Heavy Duty Solar Generators: 5 Best Heavy Duty Portable Solar Generator Systems

    Amanda Swan
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am
    Yesterday we posted a listicle of five cool briefcase solar generators. Today I would like to cover five compact, heavy duty solar generators that are capable to generate electricity over 1000Wh. Unlike briefcase-style solar units, these enormous products are designed to be wheeled around rather than be carried on shoulders. For that reason, the below products may not be fit for all your outings. Instead they are more ideal for off-the-grid outdoor parties, events or shows, unless you make your outings with a lot of friends and in a mood to put up massive loads in a truck.
  • Briefcase Solar Generator: Five Best Selling Portable Briefcase Solar Generators

    Amanda Swan
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    The most comfortable, friendly design for a portable solar generator looks to be briefcase style. For any traveler or outdoorsman, it will no longer be a burden to carry along a briefcase-esque solar generator, and that is why there are too many portable solar power units designed in form of the shoulder-friendly briefcases, with strong shoulder straps and handles. Here I would like to make a run-through a number of briefcase solar generator models. The items listed below are some of the most selling models on portable solar market today so that I think you can easily pick one…
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    Football Betting News

  • Valencia vs FC Sevilla: La Liga Preview

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    Valencia striker Alvaro Negredo says it is time for his club to step up their bid for a Champions League spot as they embark on the second half of the season in La Liga. Sevilla, a point ahead of their rivals in fourth place, are Valencia's next opponents on Sunday and Negredo, a former Sevilla player who is on loan from Manchester City, says three points will be essential if they are to remain in contention for a top-four finish. Negredo: Of course there is a big desire to win.'' The team are psyched up and know that it is a very important game. We need to win. Sevilla are a great team on…
  • Blanc takes positives from past

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    A good record against Saint-Etienne has Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc in a good mood. Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc is looking at the past for motivation ahead of his team's trip to Saint-Etienne. Sitting third in Ligue 1, PSG are a point clear of Sunday's opponents despite just one win in their past four league outings. But while Blanc expects a tricky clash, he is fully aware his team have won four straight matches against Saint-Etienne and are unbeaten in the past six meetings between the pair. "My players are in a great shape. We are on a run of two victories," he told…
  • Fiorentina vs Roma: Serie A Preview

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    After progressing in the Coppa Italia in midweek, Roma's attentions turn back to Serie A on Sunday with a trip to face Fiorentina. There have been the first signs of unrest at Roma in the last week, despite the victory in extra time over Empoli courtesy of Daniele De Rossi's penalty. The Roman media have been questioning whether the team are fully behind Rudi Garcia and whether the coach's tactics are being followed, as the comparisons between the excitement of last season's football and the slower, less incisive style of this season have been stark. Speaking on Thursday though, Alessandro…
  • Mensah not fearful of early exit

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The threat of Africa Cup of Nations elimination looms large over Ghana, but Jonathan Mensah is ready to bounce back against Algeria Jonathan Mensah insists Ghana do not fear the prospect of an early Africa Cup of Nations exit as they face a make-or-break clash with Algeria on Friday. Mensah and his team-mates travel to Mongomo knowing that defeat could curtail their hopes of reaching the knockout stages after they lost their Group C opener 2-1 to Senegal on Monday - a match that marked Avram Grant's first competitive game as Ghana head coach. Andre Ayew's 14th-minute penalty put Ghana ahead,…
  • Van Gaal fears Cambridge 'giants'

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Louis van Gaal fears Manchester United will face an FA Cup buffeting at Cambridge on Friday night after highlighting the League Two outfit’s physical presence as the biggest danger to his team’s hopes of progressing to the fifth round. Van Gaal, who will be without injured centre-halves Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling at the Abbey Stadium, confirmed that Robin van Persie is fit to return to action following a one-game lay-off with an ankle injury. United travel to Cambridge having failed to win the FA Cup for 11 years but, despite being drawn against the lowest-ranked club left in the…
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    CoachingSportsToday

  • Your Call-To-Action Gets Things Done

    Mike Davenport
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:44 pm
    [This is part four in the series on effective persuasion for sport coaches] Here’s a fact — every time an athlete leaves a meeting, a practice, or a huddle without knowing exactly what to do, you’ve missed a chance at success. And you know what, you may never get that opportunity for success again. Coaches persuade. We convince people to take positive action. Persuasion is our bread & butter and the best coaches are masters of it. Unfortunately, persuasion does not come easy for many. That’s the bad news. The good news — with practice you can become very effective…
  • The Epic Coach Struggle: To Yell Or To Fascinate

    Mike Davenport
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:12 pm
    [This is part three in the series on effective persuasion for sport coaches] Melissa was a great swimmer. Extraordinary someone would say. In the straightaways she was though to beat. But she had a fault — her flip turns. They weren’t as good as they could be. Coach knew that and had developed a plan to improve Melissa’s turns. He told her the plan, explaining if she could improve her turn she might make the cut for the national championships. Melissa listened to her coach, she wanted to win, and wanted to make the cut. But she wasn’t convinced she needed to make the…
  • The Old Sport Coach

    Mike Davenport
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:13 pm
    There are young coaches. There are old coaches. This is about old coaches (and for old coaches … me being one). A few short insights. (This is my first attempt at micro-podcasting. Short helpful audios for coaches. Three minutes, or abouts, and under.) The post The Old Sport Coach appeared first on CoachingSportsToday.
  • This Is Important!

    Mike Davenport
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    [This is part two in the series on effective persuasion for sport coaches]   I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone. – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States You’re reading this, which means the title did exactly what I hoped it would do — it sparked your interest. And that’s exactly what effective sports coaches have to do — they have spark people’s interest. Why Sparking Interest Is Important Persuading…
  • Use The Muscle Of Attention To Ignite Your Coaching

    Mike Davenport
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Attention is becoming the scarcest — and so most strategically vital — resource in the value chain. Attention scarcity is fundamentally reshaping the economics of most industries it touches.                                                 – Umar Haque, The Attention Economy Persuasion is one of the most important tools a coach can have in the coaching toolbox. Here’s the thing, for persuasion to be effective, you MUST have the attention of the other person. Without their attention, there will be NO persuasion. Without persuasion, poor coaching. So what…
 
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    Blog - Media Parasite

  • DEFLATEGATE - MY TWO CENTS

    Ft. Worth Fred
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    If you are like me, you are sick of this issue and the saturation coverage it has gotten from the media already. Let me reduce it to a few bullets and then let it go.somewhere between the time the Patriots delivered game balls to the referees (at which point they were checked and cleared for play) and the end of the first half, 11 of 12 became underinflated. Halftime score, Patriots 17, Colts 7.Second half starts, all balls OK, Brady starts half 9-for-9, final score Patriots  45, Colts 7.Bill Belichick and Tom Brady both say, "I don't know nuthin'".The NFL talks a lot, says…
  • ANSWER THE EXPERT

    Ft. Worth Fred
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    Now that the New England Patriots are headed to the Superbowl again, I thought you might enjoy reviewing some of the comments made by pressbox whiz kids (here and here, among several similar articles) last September after the Patriots' lop-sided loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. IMHO the comments were a mixture of honest curiosity about the Patriots' poor performance and slow start (for them, acceptable for nearly anyone else) to the 2014 season and thinly veiled glee that Tom Terrific QB and his smug coach were descending into the ranks of mere mortals.To that end, the youtube…
  • BOB KNIGHT, MEDIA ANTICHRIST

    Ft. Worth Fred
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Now that the college football season is behind us, college basketball takes center stage. Although he retired from coaching in 2008, Bob Knight remains third on the all-time list of winning coaches (behind only Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim), included in which are three national championships. I count Coach Knight among my personal heroes, not only for his accomplishments as a coach, but also because he constantly reminded the media, in no uncertain terms, they knew a lot less about basketball than they think they did. Knight could have just shrugged off silly questions, as Bill Belichick…
  • OSU - WOODY LIVES, MEDIA FLOPS

    Ft. Worth Fred
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Somewhere, Woody Hayes is smiling. Ohio State's legendary coach from yesteryear was fond of saying only three things can happen when you throw the football, and two of them are bad. Last night Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes played a game Woody would have been proud of. They completely dominated Oregon on both offense and defense where the game is nearly always won - at the line of scrimmage. They finished the game with nearly 300 yards rushing, and passed the ball only 23 times.The post-game commentary (here and here, among several similar reviews) from all the scholars in the pressbox is…
  • JAMEIS WINSTON, GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT

    Ft. Worth Fred
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    I toyed with several possible titles to this post, including introducing an early candidate for my Parallel Universe award for 2015. It isn't clear to me why the media is obsessed with Jameis Winston (although my explanation is offered below), but the comments he evokes would be laughable if they weren't so sinister.Today's howler comes from Mike Bianchi, writing in the Orlando Sentinel, who admonishes FSU fans to "admit it, you're glad to be rid of Jameis Winston". This sentiment, he says, resounds (privately, of course. If they had any cojones they would say it in public, but that is…
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    MFST

  • Draft Profile: Ameer Abdullah

    Dan Schalk
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:24 pm
    MFST will run a series of articles dedicated on the NFL Draft.  These draft profiles will give rankings and analysis on top draft prospects. 3. Ameer Abdullah- Running Back- Nebraska Size: 5’9 195lbs 2011 Stats: 42 carries 150 yards 3 TDs 2012 Stats: 226 carries 1,137 yards 8 TDs 2013 Stats: 281 carries 1,690 yards 9 TDs 2014 Stats: 264 carries 1,611 19 TDs Strengths: Patience- follows blocks North/South runner Deceptive speed Great hands- hasn’t dropped a pass in 2 years Breaks through arm tackles Very intelligent High character Good returner Analysis: Abdullah is a gifted…
  • Draft Profile: Leonard Williams

    Dan Schalk
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    MFST will run a series of articles dedicated on the NFL Draft.  These draft profiles will give rankings and analysis on top draft prospects. 1. Leonard Williams- Defensive End- USC Size: 6’5 300lbs 2012 Stats: 64 tackles 8 sacks 13.5 tackles for loss 1 INT 2013 Stats: 73 tackles 5 sacks 12.5 tackles for loss 2014 Stats: 80 tackles 7 sacks 9.5 tackles for loss 1 INT Strengths: Athleticism Powerful Can play all defensive line positions Solid gap placement- very hard to move him from his spot Keeps pad level low Solid in pass rushing- very good stunt man Analysis: Leonard Williams is…
  • Draft Profile: Tevin Coleman

    Dan Schalk
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    MFST will run a series of articles dedicated on the NFL Draft.  These draft profiles will give rankings and analysis on top draft prospects. 2. Tevin Coleman- Running Back- Indiana Size: 6’1 210lbs 2012 Stats: 51 carries 225 yards 1 TD 2013 Stats: 131 carries 958 yards 12 TDs 2014 Stats: 270 carries 2,036 yards 15 TDs Strengths: Runs North/South Great cuts Stays square Nice burst to 2nd level Bulldozer Good speed Analysis: Tevin Coleman is my favorite back of this draft class.  Coleman treats every carry like it will be his last, and if you get in his way as a defender-he will run you…
  • Draft Profile: Danny Shelton

    Dan Schalk
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:24 pm
     MFST will run a series of articles dedicated on the NFL Draft.  These draft profiles will give rankings and analysis on top draft prospects. 1. Danny Shelton-Defensive Tackle-Washington Size: 6’2 340lbs 2011 Stats: 11 tackles 2012 Stats: 45 tackles 0.5 sacks 4 tackles for loss 2013 Stats: 59 tackles 2 sacks 3.5 tackles for loss 2014 Stats: 88 tackles 9 sacks 16.5 tackles for loss Strengths: Strong Well-Conditioned Dominant against the run Good leverage Space-eater Beats single blockers- holds up well against double teams Analysis: Watching tape on Danny Shelton showed me just how…
  • Draft Profile: Melvin Gordon

    Dan Schalk
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
     MFST will run a series of articles dedicated on the NFL Draft.  These draft profiles will give rankings and analysis on top draft prospects. 1. Melvin Gordon- Running Back- Wisconsin Size: 6’1 207lbs 2011 Stats: 20 carries 98 yards 1 TD 2012 Stats: 62 carries 621 yards 3 TDs 2013 Stats: 206 carries 1,609 yards 12 TDs 2014 Stats: 343 carries 2,587 yards 29 TDs Strengths: Acceleration- goes from 0 to 60 faster than any back Balance- always keeps his body square hitting holes, and through contact Vision- knows how to read his blockers Patience- doesn’t outrun his lineman, sets up…
 
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