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  • Is Fox Sports Sexist?

    Sportmentary Online Sports Talk
    Anthony B
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Fox Sports has made decisions that I don’t agree with. They relate to women and it has this sports fan asking this question; is Fox Sports Sexist? This is an opinion piece and I look at a couple of incidents that have me shaking my head. Sexism in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Snyder to Texas' Strong: 'Be who you are'
    Brandon Chatmon
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Kansas State coach Bill Snyder passed along some sage words of advice for new Texas coach Charlie Strong,
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    22 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
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  • Verlander holds off Diamondbacks

    MSN Video: What's Hot > Most Watched > Sports
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    The Tigers' Justin Verlander discusses his outing Monday against the Diamondbacks.
  • How to Do an NFL Team in London

    Sports Central | Articles and Columns
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    The National Football League is committed to putting a franchise in London, England. However, travel arrangements represent one of many headaches to be solved before such a plan could work for teams. SC's Brad Oremland explains how.
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  • Snyder to Texas' Strong: 'Be who you are'

    Brandon Chatmon
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Kansas State coach Bill Snyder passed along some sage words of advice for new Texas coach Charlie Strong,
  • Johnson at Texans' HQ Monday, sources say

    Tania Ganguli
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Andre Johnson might be close to breaking his stalemate with the Houston Texans.
  • Dungy attempts to clarify comments on Sam news services
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Tony Dungy attempted to clarify remarks he made regarding Michael Sam, saying the openly gay linebacker who was drafted by the Rams "absolutely" deserves a chance to play in the NFL.
  • Pettine eyes 3rd preseason game to name QB news services
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Mike Pettine claims that the Cleveland Browns will have an answer to one of the NFL's biggest offseason questions -- Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer -- in a little over a month.
  • Yankees get 3B Headley in trade with Padres news services
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The New York Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to's Andrew Marchand.
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • How to Do an NFL Team in London

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    The National Football League is committed to putting a franchise in London, England. However, travel arrangements represent one of many headaches to be solved before such a plan could work for teams. SC's Brad Oremland explains how.
  • Grading the NBA Decision-Makers

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    LeBron James' handled his second free agency with less hype than his first, but the sports media certainly didn't. SC's Corrie Trouw hands out grades for how some of the story's key media players fared on LeBron's second decision.
  • Foul Territory: "The Revision," Cleveland "Brown"

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    In this week's edition of Foul Territory, the Germans seize the World Cup, the Cleveland Browns introduce a new mascot, and Dwyane Wade signs a new "revised" contract with the Miami Heat.
  • The All-Star Game: Groovin'

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    SC's Jeff Kallman thinks Adam Wainwright — admitting then denying he grooved one to Derek Jeter for a leadoff double that opened the AL's scoring — may learn it only sounds right when Yogi Berra says he never said half the things he said.
  • 2014 College Football Predictions

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    SEC Media Days signal that the 2014 football season is nearing. SC's Jean Neuberger has early prognostications in mind for the next few weeks to come.
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    Yahoo Sports - Top News

  • TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, ''I should blast you!'' Officers said 20-year-old Haley Brown's right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under her eye when they arrived at a Fort Worth home early Sunday. An emailed statement from TCU says the school doesn't tolerate harassment or misconduct by a student and that the allegations against Fields will be go through an internal discipline process while he is ''separated'' from…
  • Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.
  • Yankees get Headley from SD for Solarte, DePaula (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.
  • Clippers CEO, Shelly Sterling expected to testify (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires in probate court over the proposed sale of the NBA team. Parsons, once known as ''Mr. Fixit'' in the business world during his tenure as CEO of Time Warner and Citigroup, is expected to be called as a witness Tuesday to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Donald Sterling, who owns the team along with estranged wife Shelly, is resisting the sale. The NBA banned Donald Sterling for life for making racist statements after…
  • AP source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract (Yahoo Sports)

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to a possible trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. The person familiar with the talks says Wiggins will sign with Cleveland as early as Wednesday.
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    MLB News Index

  • Dodgers activate Beckett, option Rodriguez

    Ken Gurnick
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for the activation of Tuesday night's starting pitcher Josh Beckett.
  • Barney designated as Bonifacio, Hendricks return

    Carrie Muskat
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Cubs designated 2012 Gold Glove second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Emilio Bonifacio, who was activated from the disabled list. They also optioned left-hander Zac Rosscup to Triple-A Iowa and recalled right-hander Kyle Hendricks.
  • A's activate Reddick from 15-day DL

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The A's reinstated outfielder Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced today. The A's also announced that infielder Andy Parrino was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following the game Sunday.
  • Top prospect Sanchez promoted by Blue Jays

    Spencer Fordin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The Blue Jays called up their top prospect, right-hander Aaron Sanchez, amid a flurry of roster moves Tuesday.
  • Yanks buy low on Headley, but will bat recover?

    Anthony Castrovince
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Once the face of the Padres, Chase Headley was sent to the Yankees for much smaller return than he once could have landed for the Friars. And while the Yankees hope his offensive levels return to its prior form, his glove will play at New York's hot corner.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • RIP Red Klotz

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Red Klotz died about a week ago. Most folks know him as the player-coach of the Washington Generals or the New Jersey Reds or the Boston Shamrocks. Those were the teams that toured with the Harlem Globetrotters and lost virtually every game they played. Klotz was actually a good player; he played for the Philadelphia SPHAs – the South Philadelphia Hebrew Association team – and they beat the Globetrotters in a game or two back in the 40s. Klotz was also a guard on the Baltimore Bullets team that won the Basketball Association of America championship in 1948. Klotz’ last win as a player…
  • Letting My Mind Wander…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    I had occasion to watch part of The Open Championship over the weekend. I heard two golfers interviewed as part of the coverage and they both said that part of their “game plan for the course” was to attack the Par 5 holes and try for birdies there. The ESPN interviewer nodded when they said this as if a pearl of wisdom had just dropped from the firmament. So, let me ask: Exactly how is that “game plan for the course” any different from every other game plan for every other course in a pro golf tournament? Personally, I think that “game plan for the course” is not nearly as…
  • A “Freeway World Series”?

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    A couple of days ago, I was talking about the mid-season status of baseball and that provoked an inquiry from a long-term reader of these rants who lives in California and is a huge Dodgers’ fan. He wondered what I thought about the likelihood of a “Freeway World Series” between the Dodgers and the Angels. I told him that at this point of the season that was no more or less likely than a “Freeway World Series” in Northern California between the A’s and the Giants – assuming that there is a freeway of some sort that connects/runs between the two cities. I am sure he was not…
  • Misuse of Technology

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Yesterday, I mentioned the automated/robotic beer-dispensing machine that will debut at Target Field in Minnesota and I wondered why it represented an improvement over the current human condition. I got an e-mail from a former colleague on that subject; here is the salient portion of his communique: ” [Beer dispensers] are a bad idea but baseball has done worse with innovation. At least I can avoid the beer dispenser; I can’t avoid their ridiculous use of “replay”. Forget about stupid beer dispensers and rant about how bad instant replay is.” My former colleague makes a good…
  • Catching Up On Baseball

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    With the All-Star Game out of the way, it behooves me to make a few observations regarding the progress of the baseball season to date. However, before turning to the sport, there are reports of a new technological innovation for baseball that will make its debut at Target Field – site of the All-Star Game – very soon. In Target Field, there will be self-serve beer machines. Here is how it works: You acquire a card to operate the machine and put money on the card; basically, it is a debit card that only works in one place. Then you go to the machine and dispense beer at so many cents per…
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    The Penalty Flag

  • Broncos were forced to make changes

    Mike Murphy
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    After an embarrassing showing in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos had to make some changes – most of these being on defense. The offense has also made some changes; however, it is unlikely the offense, led by the Peyton Manning passing attack, will be slowed down much. The defense ranked 7th at stopping the run and a dismal 27th vs. the passing attack last year, should show considerable improvement. The Broncos let longtime, and past his prime cornerback Champ Bailey, go to Miami.…
  • Giving Andre Reed recognition he deserves

    Justin Holcomb
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Two weeks from now, the NFL will induct the Hall Of Fame class of 2014. This year’s class is headlined by Michael Strahan, the single-season record holder for sacks, and Derrick Brooks, the heart of the stacked Buccaneers defense of the late 90’s/early 2000’s. While the class is defensively dominated with Aeneas Williams and Claude Humphrey also joining Strahan and Brooks, it’s time to take a look at the lone offensive skill position player to go in this year, Andre Reed.…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football preview

    Alex Hagenbuch
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    A number of fans try their hand at the frustrating, yet addicting, world of Fantasy Football. During the season, countless hours are spent making lineup changes, adding and dropping players, and trading between other teams. Questions are asked and pondered over; Do I trade Drew Brees for Eli Manning and Reggie Wayne? If you play, you know the feeling when the other team puts up a goose egg in the stat sheet, and the same position player on your bench goes off for 25 points.…
  • Rex Ryan’s boasts are laughable

    James Turnage
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    The New York Jets have a questionable quarterback, a running back who must prove himself, and a defense which is inconsistent. They finished 8-8 in 2013 behind the 12-4 New England Patriots. The Jets head coach was asked about their ability to overtake the Patriots. He said: “They need to worry about us.” Rex Ryan’s boasts are laughable. I predicted long ago that they will be in 4th place at the end of the 2014 season, behind Buffalo.…
  • Tony Romo will not lead Dallas to a Super Bowl win

    James Turnage
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Personally, I like Tony Romo.  I appreciate his talent, and I respect his desire to play even when hurt. However, I propose three reasons why Tony Romo will not lead Dallas to a Super Bowl win. The owner and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, is a detriment to the success of the Cowboys. No one is sure if he is also the Head Coach, because his ownership style is dictatorial. No fan needs to look farther back than after the 1993 Super Bowl win.…
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  • Pat Angerer signs one-year deal with Atlanta Falcons

    Sessler, Marc
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    With Sean Weatherspoon out for the season, the Atlanta Falcons are only too eager to beef up their linebackers corps. Enter Pat Angerer, who will get the chance to prove if he's fully recovered from knee surgery.
  • Joel Dreessen released by Denver Broncos

    Sessler, Marc
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The Broncos announced Tuesday that tight end Joel Dreessen has been cut with a released/failed physical designation. What does this mean for Denver's offense?
  • Giants' Jameel McClain carted off field with foot issue

    Sessler, Marc
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Jameel McClain was signed by the Giants as an insurance policy in case linebacker Jon Beason got injured. That happened -- and with McClain carted off the field Tuesday, the Giants might need a backup plan.
  • Larry English released by San Diego Chargers

    Sessler, Marc
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The San Diego Chargers have cut disappointing pass rusher Larry English after five lackluster seasons, recording just 11 sacks. Where will the former first-round linebacker end up next?
  • Doug Marrone: Bills 'have a battle' for No. 2 QB job

    Sessler, Marc
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    The Buffalo Bills might have their starting quarterback in EJ Manuel, but the backup spot is still up in the air between Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel. Who has the edge as training camp ramps up?
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    The Big Lead

  • Eccentric Umpire's Strikeout Calls Invoke 2 Chainz and Gangnam Style

    Ryan Glasspiegel
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are scant details about where and when this umpire video comes from, or whether this is some sort of elaborate internet hoax, but let’s not allow the lack of “facts” to inhibit our enjoyment of the man gleefully punching out batters by running up the base line screaming “2 Chainz” or “Gangnam Style”. That’s solid hustle. Related: Wiffle Ball Umpire Takes Wiffle Ball to the Balls Related: Tennis Umpire Gives Player a Warning For Saying “Son of a biscuit” Related: Ryne Sandberg Mocked Umpire Mark Ripperger as He Was Being Ejected…
  • Cincinnati Reds Fan Attacked By Milwaukee Turnstile

    Stephen Douglas
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The Cincinnati Reds visited Milwaukee last night to start an thrilling series of July NL Central action. The coverage kicked off with live footage of fans coming through the turnstiles. Or at least trying to come through the turnstiles. This Reds fan had some issues. If you couldn’t tell he was a dad before, this is a dead giveaway. [@cartmaniak] RELATED: Baseball Fan Rubs Hand in Armpit, Gives it a Smell, Sticks Hand Under Wife’s Nose RELATED: Heroic Minnesota Twins Fan Sports Brian Dozier Back-Hair Jersey RELATED: Mets Fan Driven To Theatrical Apoplexy By Braves Foul Ball…
  • 45 Days to Football: Bo Knows

    Jason Lisk
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Most weekdays from now until the Packers and Seahawks kick off on September 4th, The Big Lead will detail one reason we are excited for football season to begin. Including today, we’re 38 days away from NCAA and 45 from NFL. If you talk to anyone between the age of roughly 37 years old and 45 years old, and mention the name “Bo Jackson”, you will likely get more fawning than a group of middle-aged white sportswriters anticipating a Bruce Springsteen concert. Let’s face it, if you are about my age, you came of age as a football fan during the “Bo Knows” era. If…
  • Spanish Soccer Club Cultural Leonesa Unveiled Dapper Tuxedo Shirts

    Ty Duffy
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Snazzy – Spanish Segunda B side Cultural Leonesa have unveiled their new tuxedo-inspired kit!!— Full-Kit Wankers (@WankersFullKit) July 22, 2014 Spanish third division club Cultural Leonesa have aspirations after getting promoted, as evidenced by this dapper tuxedo jersey they will be wearing this season. If you don’t have a shirt sponsor, why not? Hopefully, a red Messi alternate version is in the works. RELATED: Bulls & Beers: A Fun Soccer Night in America RELATED: James Rodriguez Moving to Real Madrid For $112 Million RELATED: The English…
  • Alabama Fan Got The Most "Alabama" Vanity Plate Ever

    Ty Duffy
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    An Alabama fan obtained a very "Alabama" vanity plate. The Vine was made before this happened. [HT @geauxcrimson] RELATED: Zach Mettenberger Was Sucker Punched in the Face by an Alabama Fan at a Nashville Bar RELATED: Katherine Webb Cheetah Bikini Selfie Suggests Honeymoon With A.J. McCarron Is Going Well RELATED: Texas Was Prepared To Offer Nick Saban $100 Million, Per Paul Finebaum's Book RELATED: "Roll Tide" Says Alabama Man in Crimson Tide Pajamas After Drug Arrest
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  • Sources Reveal List of Proposed Cardinals Care Broadcast Auction Items

    Michael Grubb
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Tuesday night the Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest, and KMOX put together a broadcast auction to benefit Cardinals Care, where viewers/listeners could call in and bid on a variety of fan experiences. Most of the auction items involved spending time with a current or former Cardinal in some fashion, like shadowing Jim Edmonds to get a [...]
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  • Peter Tessier: The Jets in the Future: Opening Day 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Training camp has come and gone as has the summer months of signings and trades. Surprisingly the Jets managed to pull of their first player for player trade this past off season where they moved defenseman Zach Bogosian and a 2nd round pick in 2016 for Luke Schenn and Matt Read. Much too everyone’s surprise the first ever player-for-player trade by Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff did not involv...
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    22 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
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  • Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks: Comparing Trevor Linden's Approach to Brendan Shanahan's

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    So far this summer, the Vancouver Canucks' front office has been a beehive of activity compared to the Toronto Maple Leafs. That changed today. The Canucks hired Trevor Linden as their new president on April 9. Two days later, the Leafs announced that Brendan Shanahan would assume the same position for their organization. In the three-plus months since then, Linden has hired a new general ma...
  • Ed Stein: Cam and Who?

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    “Fowler - just had the best season of his promising young career. No reason to expect the trend to change.” - sniper 11 “Fowler-Great but doesn't have the right partner when it comes to inflated minutes.” - selanne4pres “You don't think Fowler is a #1? I think he's ready to make the jump.” - Only_A_Ladd Reading your comments on the forums, Cam Fowler is somewhat of a lightni...
  • Paul McCann: Deconstructing the Central - Winnipeg - plus some Pred notes...

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Summertime, so while impatiently waiting for September 25th to come, I’ll be taking the next few blogs to concentrate on the Central Division and attempt to evaluate the moves made by each team. Did they address their needs effectively? Are they better or worse after the moves made? Writing this in July makes this a dicey proposition but what else am I gonna do… watch indoor lacrosse? ----...
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  • The Biggest Training Camp Questions for All 32 NFL Teams

    DJ Gallo
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    AFC Baltimore Ravens: Were the Ravens players able to stay in shape during their offseason prison stints? Buffalo Bills: How quickly will Sammy Watkins’ immense talent be completely consumed and destroyed by all the failure around him? Cincinnati Bengals: Can Andy Dalton make it through camp again this year without being hospitalized for severe sunburn? Cleveland Browns: What if Johnny Manziel gets so drunk one night he hooks up with a guy, thereby becoming a potential locker room distraction? Denver Broncos: Doesn’t this seem like a lot of work just to see Peyton Manning blow a…
  • PICTURE: Seahawks 12th Man Doesn’t Know What Pete Carroll Looks Like

    DJ Gallo
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    The real 12th Man can probably identify Kevin Sumlin. - – - – - Also see …  PICTURE: Everyone but Seahawks fans think Pete Carroll is a lying scumbag Use This Form to Help Richard Sherman Shut Up Already SP’s Seattle Seahawks page (photo via) The post PICTURE: Seahawks 12th Man Doesn’t Know What Pete Carroll Looks Like appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Dolphins Re-Sign Richie Incognito to Help Them Haze Rookies

    DJ Gallo
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Dolphins have re-signed controversial guard Richie Incognito so the veteran bully can help them keep the team’s draft picks and rookie free agents in line during training camp.  “I’m not going to stand here and pretend that we haven’t had some issues with Richie in the past,” said head coach Joe Philbin. “That said, it’s not fair to say that Richie doesn’t provide a team with any positives. And, in fact, when it comes to rookie hazing in training camp, which is an important part of NFL player initiation, I can’t imagine a player…
  • VIDEO: Cliff Lee Ends Interview with Loud Fart

    DJ Gallo
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Nothing captures the 2014 Phillies quite like the smell of feces. - – - – - Also see …  VIDEO: Phillies fans shocked by Dan Uggla’s game-winning grand slam PICTURE: Drunk and passed out Phillies fan becomes public art SP’s MLB page The post VIDEO: Cliff Lee Ends Interview with Loud Fart appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Today’s Reader Hot Takes

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    On Tony Dungy saying he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam … 7.21.14 “Ugh. I’m so sick of this overrated freak getting publicity. Tony Dungy, I mean.” – Sandy Y. “Well, considering the last four drafts Tony Dungy consulted on with the Colts they used their top picks on Mike Pollak, Anthony Gonzalez, Joseph Addai and Marlin Jackson, it’s probably best for everyone if Dungy stays far away from draft decisions.” – Todd G. “Seems like Dungy has some bigotry issues towards special team players who are also situational defensive…
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    Ryan Nanni
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    GET A PARENT'S PERMISSION BEFORE SWITCHING TO METABROWN FORMATION 1. There are five Big Ten states from which the Buckeyes do not have a single player: Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. They do, however, have one player (receiver Peter Gwilym) from Maine. Is Urban Meyer implying that Maine is a better football state and Iowa or Wisconsin. One hundred percent. 2. Only one player (Cameron Burrows) has initials that match his position, unless defensive end Dylan Thompson gets moved inside. That's an astonishing lack of long-term preparation for this roster. How do you expect…

    Spencer Hall
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    MARS IS JUST EARTH WITH AN EXTRA MOON Steve Spurrier on Dabo Swinney’s "He’s from Pluto, I’m from Mars" quote: "Dabo still thinks there are 9 planets out there" — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 22, 2014 We're actually sort of on Dabo's side. First of all, he's a football coach, and we're impressed he knows what Pluto is, because Pluto ain't never made a tackle. Pluto ain't on the depth chart. Pluto ain't on this game film, and Pluto ain't being recruited by a rival, and if Pluto ain't having trouble with his grades, well, Pluto ain't a concern to most football coaches. Way to be…

    Ryan Nanni
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    WE NEED THAT SPACE FOR SOUVENIR MUGS . @CoachWMuschamp headed to Bristol for #ESPNSEC Carwash #ItsGreatUF — GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) July 22, 2014 The 5 Items Will Muschamp Won't Travel Without 1. Watch, given to him by the first FBS coach to give him a defensive coordinator, Nick Saban. On the back is an engraving which reads "I value your contributions to our team above all others, [employee name]." 2. Smartphone with Surf Ninjas on it and nothing else. The phone has no other software or purpose and has never been used to make or receive a call. Surf…

    Spencer Hall
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    HE'S SUFFERED ENOUGH "It is what it is and it's over. No one is pressing charges," Ford said. "It shouldn't have happened to begin with. The guy said 'Roll Tide.' He tried to provoke him. But Zach did not throw one punch, period. I was standing right next to him. HEY ROLL TIDE, BUDDY. To get suckerpunched in the face at Loser's in Nashville is its own sad Barry Hannah story, but to have the indignity of "Roll Tide" thrown onto it is the sad poison cherry dotting the toxic sundae of a horrendous night out. And yes, in the most obvious line ever, it is double cruel to have further punishment…

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    IN WHICH I RAID YOUR STUDENT FEES FOR ILL-ADVISED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, THEN FLEE TO THAILAND College football programs are constantly competing in a range of different arms races. Television deals. Uniform upgrades. Recruiting battles. Snack battles. One could argue none of these battles is more pitched than the bricks-and-mortar war, the centuries-old struggle to have the biggest and best stadium in the land. Among the major college football programs in the midst of serious stadium renovations right now, we have LSU, Baylor, Oklahoma, Cincinnati (SHUT UP WE ARE TOO MAJOR), Notre Dame,…
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    UPROXX » Web Culture

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Alan Turing In The Trailer For ‘The Imitation Game’

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    I am probably the last person on the entire internet who should writing about the upcoming Alan Turing biopic. You might be thinking “The entire internet?! What about Tila Tequila? Surely you are more qualified to write about Alan Turing than a woman who had a brain aneurysm turned her into a Nazi?” Nope, even Tila Tequila probably knows more about Alan Turing (in a “know thy enemy” type of way.) My familiarity with Alan Turing goes as far as this XKCD comic that I still don’t understand, even after viewing the trailer for ‘The Imitation Game.’.
  • Honest Trailers Tackles The Violent, Child-Endangering World Of ‘Pokemon Red and Blue’

    Nathan Birch
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Nintendo If ever there was a series in need of a little honesty, it’s Pokemon. Why are kids just allowed to wander around doing whatever they want in this world? Why is everyone totally cool with brutal monster cockfights happening on every street corner? You’ve got some explaining to do, Nintendo! Get ready for a particularly epic funny nicknames “Starring” section as Honest Trailers tackles Pokemon Red and Blue… Hey! Flaming Butthead is my name for Magmar! Dammit! Via Smosh GamesFiled under: Gaming, GammaSquad Tagged: HONEST TRAILERS, Pokémon, Pokemon Red…
  • Happy 49th Birthday, HBK: Shawn Michaels’ 10 Best Post-First-Retirement Matches

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm Shawn Michaels has one of the most unique wrestling careers ever. He went from d*ckhead drugged out political jerk who buried everyone he could while also having the best matches in the business. Then he broke his back in 1998, went on a downward spiral to nigh-overdose, found religion and came back to wrestling as a Jesus-loving nonchalant wrestler who was also having the best matches in the business. For those of you who’ve been following my Best & Worst posts, you’ll know I’m spanks deep in matches from HBK’s “prime” in 1996. Well,…
  • ‘Dear White People’ Says Your Weed Dealer Doesn’t Count As A Black Friend In This New Trailer

    Vince Mancini
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    We’ve already seen so many viral PSAs and teasers from Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People,’ which opens October 17th, that it’s hard to believe this is the first full-length trailer. But it’s true! This is it! It still remains to be seen how this film is going to solve racism without a nice, straight-talking white lady. Between the title and the direct address at the beginning of the trailer, I’m sure lots of folks (mostly the white people) will feel like they’re being subjected to some sort of extended harangue about race. But as the trailer…
  • Let Patrick Clair, The Creator Of The ‘True Detective’ Opening, Explain How America Dies In ‘The Division’

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    The Division is a video game based on the idea that America would fall apart in days if somebody put a virus on our cash. It’s a concept that’s ridiculous on paper, but Patrick Clair makes it feel creepily realistic in the above video. Clair is a motion graphic designer that you know best from his work on True Detective, and he was hired by Ubisoft to set up just how America is a train wreck when the game’s massively-multiplayer third-person shooting picks up. Of note is that the graphic refers to actual historical ideas and events. Dark Winter actually happened, although…
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    Kissing Suzy Kolber

  • A sneak peek at Chris Kluwe’s new book

    David Rappoccio
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    DrawPlayDave Chapter list: 1. Tutorial chapter that everyone skips2. Epic Fail, the Vikings bigot story3. I used to be a punter like you, but then I took discrimination to the knee4. Butthair Gobbling Taint Suckers5. Why Twilight Sparkle is the best pony6. Socially Awkward Penguin Haikus7. Released? Right in my feels8. Can I haz Karma now? How to make Reddit blindly follow you9. Ray Guy fanfiction power chapter10. Ideal Waifus11. How to properly engage in cognitive dissonance12. If you follow religion, you’re gonna have a bad time!13. Fixing people’s grammar on the internet…
  • Eli’s Letters From Training Camp #1: Dear Big Brother Peyton – HELP! NO CRAYONS

    Sarah Sprague
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Getty Image Dear Big Brother Pey-TON: How is camp? I know you haven’t started yet but by the time you get this letter you’ll be at camp so you can answer then. Do you like your bunkmates? Did they give you a mini fridge? Did you see the mini fridges the Purple Murples got? The mini fridges have arrived at #VikingsCamp! Only 6 more days. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 18, 2014 Gross. They look like they would only hold like two cases of juice boxes and that’s only if you left your Motts on the table but who likes warm apple sauce? (Mom…
  • Tony Dungy clarifies his position on Michael Sam: “I forgot to say ‘no offense’ “

    PFT Commenter
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Americas Coach Tony Dungy has been the latest victim of the PC Media facing sexual discriminaton from the Lamestream after saying that he wouldnt of drafted Michael Sam because of some reasons he failed to elaborate on. Well consider Dungy a sellout because today he backpedaled faster then Tony Dungy in a lockeroom shower when Mike Sam walks in. He clarfied his remarks today: I was asked whether I would have drafted Michael Sam and I answered that would not have drafted him. I gave my honest answer, which is that I felt drafting him would bring much distraction to the team. At the time of my…
  • Supposedly Marshawn Lynch surrounds his Lambo with velvet ropes

    Sarah Sprague
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Via Twitter Thanks to some poking from SBNation’s Seahawks blogger Danny Kelly, we have this shot of what is allegedly Marshawn Lynch’s Lamborghini on an Oakland street while Beast Mode is off shooting a film somewhere in the East Bay. Do we have proof that it’s his car other than some guy’s word off of Twitter? Pictures of at least one or two teamsters putting up the stanchions? Maybe a couple of guys getting really high playing GTA:IV and earning the “Past the Velvet Rope” achievement? No, but we’re running with the story anyway because it’s…
  • Everything is coming up Cleveland this morning in the NFL

    Sarah Sprague
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    Getty Image  Everything is coming up Cleveland Browns this morning, so here is a round up of your northeast Ohio-centric news: - Browns head coach Mike Pettine says he’ll name a Browns starting quarterback before the third game of the preseason game against the St. Louis Rams on August 23. That’s like a month away! Holy crap, we’ll know in about four weeks if we need to keep treating Johnny Football like a second string quarterback or not! From the same Akron-Beacon Q&A with Coach Pettine, you have to love the blind eye he’s turning to Manziel’s Drinking…
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    Bleacher Report - Front Page

  • Anthony Johnson Plans on Finishing Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    When the Ultimate Fighting Championship asked Anthony Johnson if he wanted to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, he didn't do the obvious thing. Johnson didn't question if Nogueira would show up come fight night. That may seem strange, given that Nogueira has withdrawn from four of his last six fights due to injury. He has competed just twice in the past three years. You'd think that kind of abysmal track record would lead Johnson to be skeptical about who he would ultimately be fighting at UFC on FOX 12. But Johnson told Bleacher Report that the law of averages gave him confidence Nogueira…
  • PSG to Appeal UEFA Sanctions: Latest Updates, Details and Reaction

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    On Monday, UEFA hit Paris Saint-German with sanctions after the organizing committee found that PSG abused disabled Chelsea supporters during the April 2 Champions League match in Paris between the teams.    PSG have since responded, releasing the following statement on their official site in response to the sanctions: In their decision of 21 July 2014, UEFA has ordered the partial closure of two stands of the Parc de Princes at the club's next home match of the UEFA Champions League. This sanction was taken due to the conduct of some supporters towards disabled fans…
  • Emmanuel Mudiay Could Become Trendsetter If Year Abroad Is Successful

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Emmanuel Mudiay is taking an original route to the NBA, but his path could become more common if his plan works. The Texas high school point guard was the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2014 class, according to 247 Sports. He was set to play for Larry Brown at SMU, but he has instead decided to forego college and sign with Guangdong in China, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reported that this decision was due to eligibility concerns, but the player denied this in a statement to Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated: I was excited about going to…
  • Isaiah Austin Offered Job with NBA After Health Condition Ended Career

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Former Baylor basketball star Isaiah Austin had his dreams of becoming an NBA player cut short after being diagnosed with a health condition known as Marfan syndrome just days before the 2014 NBA draft. However, Austin may still be affiliated with the league once his education is complete in Waco. Austin told that he has been offered an NBA job by commissioner Adam Silver, with the stipulation that he finishes his degree at Baylor. He also said he's already doing a little work now for the NBA Cares program. Silver added an unexpected twist to the draft that made Austin's night…
  • Kevin Durant Met Up with Justin Bieber for Brunch

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Here's something that nobody saw coming: Kevin Durant and Justin Bieber apparently grabbed brunch together recently.It seems like a pretty strange match. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has always done a great job of keeping his personal life private, whereas the singer grabs the spotlight everywhere he goes.[Justin Bieber, h/t That NBA Lottery Pick]
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    Yahoo Sports - NASCAR News

  • Dillon looks for strong NASCAR Nationwide finish (The Associated Press)

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Chase Elliott's brilliant start in the NASCAR Nationwide series has overshadowed the steady if unspectacular debut of fellow rookie Ty Dillon. Dillon believes he's finally ready to push Elliott in the standings. Dillon scored his first top-five finish in 18 races last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon, driving the No. 3 car his brother Austin piloted to the Nationwide title last season, is 30 points behind Elliott heading into this weekend's race in Indianapolis.
  • Drivers prepare to get groove on at Eldora (

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Drivers and fans alike felt plenty of energy in the atmosphere surrounding the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway. What the drivers felt to a greater degree was the inherent tension in running a race with so much uncertainty.
  • Newman keeps motoring toward Chase goal (

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Lost in a season brimming with news about multi-race winners, breakthrough stars and surprising struggles, Ryan Newman has methodically and rather quietly put himself in contention for a second consecutive Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup postseason berth. Newman was at the center of attention for several newsworthy reasons in 2013 and much of it wasn't his doing -- from good friend Tony Stewart not renewing his contract at Stewart-Haas Racing to NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France putting Newman in the Chase after a controversial outcome at Richmond International Raceway initially cost him a…
  • Chase Grid Live presented by Toyota to debut in Chicago (

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Live Sponsored by Toyota and Sprint will make its debut in downtown Chicago on September 10-11. The free outdoor fan fest located on North Michigan Avenue, will culminate with a two-hour live show featuring all 16 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, just days before the momentous Challenger Round debuts at Chicagoland Speedway. "There's no better way to introduce our new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format than by inviting our fans -- the most loyal in sports -- to be a part of the celebration," said Steve Phelps, NASCAR chief marketing officer. "We are fortunate to have partnered…
  • Tony Stewart makes final preparations for Eldora (

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    Last year's experience in hosting NASCAR's first national series race on dirt with a full-time staff numbering in the single digits qualified as an eye-opener for Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart. For all the effort and the hard work from his capable employees, Stewart says his own role is clearly defined. "My job is to show up and worry and get in their way," Stewart joked Monday, deftly handling NASCAR's weekly teleconference as he drove through his boyhood stomping grounds of Rushville, Indiana, on the way to the half-mile track in Western Ohio. Stewart and company will welcome the…
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    Reuters: Sports News

  • Judge sets January start for murder trial of ex-NFLer Hernandez

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd last summer, a Massachusetts judge ruled on Tuesday.
  • Bolt chides doping officials over Tyson Gay ban

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    KINGSTON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt believes anti-doping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid.
  • Yankees receive 3B Headley in trade with Padres

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    (Reuters) - The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitching prospect Rafael De Paula, the Yankees announced.
  • World Cup party over but summer of soccer set to rock U.S

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    TORONTO (Reuters) - The World Cup party may be over but the summer of soccer is just heating up in the United States as fans prepare for a European invasion by the sport's glamour clubs looking to expand their brand.
  • Queen's horse Estimate tests positive for morphine

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth's racehorse Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday.
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  • Coughlin thinks Giants will be rejuvenated under new offense

    Michael David Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The oldest coach in the NFL wanted some fresh blood in his offense. That’s why, Giants coach Tom Coughlin told Josina Anderson on ESPN, he decided to hire Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator. Coughlin said he thinks McAdoo’s playbook will go a long way toward making Eli Manning look more like he looked in the…
  • Texans, Andre Johnson’s agent are communicating

    Mike Florio
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    On Monday, Texans receiver Andre Johnson reportedly was back in the building.  On Tuesday, agent Kennard McGuire declined to address those reports. “I am not refuting, confirming or denying any reports or stories,” McGuire told Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston.  “Per the collective bargaining agreement there’s a period in which veteran players are…
  • Saints sign two undrafted rookies

    Mike Wilkening
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Saints have added two undrafted rookies who had previous short stints with other NFL clubs, signing linebacker Marcus Thompson (ex-Dolphins) and nose tackle Tyrone Ezell (ex-Texans) on Tuesday, the club said. A Rutgers product, Thompson (6-1, 250) recorded 5.5 sacks in 2013 and was one of the team’s defensive MVPs. The Dolphins waived him…
  • Pat Angerer signs with Falcons

    Josh Alper
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    When the Falcons lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for the season, there were several veteran free agents mentioned as possible signings to shore up the team’s inside linebacker group. Former Colt Pat Angerer was on that list and he worked out for the team on Tuesday. The workout apparently went well because Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore…
  • Shoulder healed, Eric Fisher gets back to left tackle

    Mike Florio
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    When the Chiefs made Eric Fisher the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, they didn’t intend for Fisher to be the team’s long-term right tackle.  Now that Branden Albert has exited via free agency, Fisher can flip back to his natural position. “It’s like riding a bike,” Fisher told reporters on Tuesday regarding…
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    Hail Mary Jane

  • 420 Flick: Kayla Jane Danger Is An Adult Star Who Likes Weed, A Lot

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    So I have to admit, sometimes I get high and forget to do things. Recently I was reminded that we had a ton of awesome footage from the AVN awards that took place in Las Vegas in January and we didn’t put any of it out. Yeah we did a wrap up with a dope […]
  • 7/21/14 Mary Jane Of The Moment

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Shouts out to @Maryline1111 who caught my eye on instagram under the #HMJ tag. She doesn’t post many smoking pics but we found one. She’s got a little stoner in her. Check out her gravity bong below. “Mary Jane Of The Moment” is a feature where I will show you a new cute chick with […]
  • Alaska Next to Vote on Re-Legalization

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    In November the next state voting on re-legalization is going to be Alaska.   Since Colorado began selling legalized recreational marijuana January 1, 2014, and Washington followed on July 8, 2014, the rest of the country has been wondering which state will be next, and while Oregon has been on the tips of most people’s […]
  • Washington Sets Rules for Edibles

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Colorado’s re-legalization was marred by edible-related problems.  Washington is attempting to avoid those slips with their own set of rules about cannabis infused edible products.   Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, but hard candies, lollipops or gummy edibles are off limits. The state’s Liquor Control […]
  • #WakeAndBake – 7/22/14

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Dank. Shouts out to @yercuznjake for posting this awesome #WakeAndBake pic and tagging HMJ. Not sure what strain it is but I want to smoke it. #WakeAndBake, is back! We want all your most awesome dank shots! Tag it on instagram with #HMJ on instagram, twitter, or email your #WakeAndBake images to Enjoy your […]
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  • 6 Waiver Wire Pitchers Who Can Help Your Team in the Second Half

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    By Chris Dionne I’m guest posting here again from to discuss 6 starting pitchers you can snag off the waiver wire today that could give you a big second half.  All these guys have ownership rates of less that 25% in Yahoo leagues.  This is not a ranking, the order is random.  As with my other posts here, see the link at the bottom for a bonus two pitchers on this list.  Look for the Waiver Wire hitters next week. Brandon McCarthy – I’m a big fan of Brandon McCarthy this year.  His secondary numbers point to a much better pitcher than his…
  • Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 7/23/14

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins Bauer is 4-4 with a 3.89 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 78.2 innings. He’s 2-0 in July with a 2.84 ERA. Season Totals: 34-35, 590.2 IP, 477 Ks, 3.89 ERA (255 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (580 hits, 183 walks)
  • Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 7/22/14

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Yusmeiro Petit, San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies Petit is 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Since June he has a 2.00 ERA. Season Totals: 34-35, 590.2 IP, 477 Ks, 3.89 ERA (255 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (580 hits, 183 walks)
  • Can You Trust Toby Gerhart?

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jacksonville Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart is going from one of the best backup running backs in the leagues to a starter. Does he have what it takes to be a fantasy football starter? It is hard to fully trust a running back that has averaged just 69 carries per season, but he has delivered when given the chance. Now that he’s the lead back, expect him to be a player recommended by the on a near weekly basis. Last year Gerhart had one game with double-digit carries. He responded with 89 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries (5.9 yards per carry). In three games in which he…
  • 2014 Fantasy Baseball Streamers at the Break

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’re at the All-Star Break. Let’s take a look at how the streamers have worked out so far. Season Totals: 34-35, 590.2 IP, 477 Ks, 3.89 ERA (255 earned runs), 1.29 WHIP (580 hits, 183 walks)
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • Ready,!

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Firstly, the New York Times ran a nice little story about the Tour's Lanterne Rouge:I haven't been watching the TV coverage, so I have no idea if Phil Liggett has used any cringeworthy terms to describe his ethnicity yet.Secondly, Alexander Vinokourov doesn't want to talk about the past:“2007 is in the past and I don’t want to return to that topic,” Vinokourov said flatly, before pointing to Astana’s membership of the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) as a sign of its good faith."Instead, I'd like to bypass 2007 altogether and go straight back to 1978, which is the last time my…
  • One down, a gazillion to go.

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    First of all, give yourselves a great big "high five."This past Friday, as I was crawling through the bowels of YouTube for Friday Fun Quiz wrong answer videos, I came across an anti-veloist rant that had recently been posted by one Laura Weintraub:(Twitter.)In it, she travels the streets in an automobile expressing her disdain for cyclists and her desire to run them over.  It was pretty much exactly like the Keith Maddox thing--if, instead of being a living caricature of an Alabamian, Maddox were a stereotypical Southern California bottle blonde being chauffeured about town by a willing…
  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    This morning I was going over my schedule while eating my Froot Loops.  Flipping through my DayRunner one day at a time I saw nothing...nothing...nothing...  until August 20th, when I head to the IMBA World Smit in Steamboat Springs, CO!If you're not going you totally should, because all the Smits of the world will be there summiting, me included.  We'll also be talking about lots of important stuff, including:9) E-bikes and Trail Access: Electric-assist bicycles are a fast-growing category. This discussion will examine the evolving management strategies and best practices for…
  • There's more than one way to slice an avocado.

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    (Back when pro cycling was still classy.)Well, one by one the race favorites are being plucked from the Tour de France like rat turds from a bowl of Raisin Bran, and the latest to go is Andrew Talansky, who wasn't really going to win anyway but he's American so we all had to pretend:“I'm absolutely heartbroken to leave the Tour de France. I built my season around the Tour, and the team has supported me every step of the way. I had hoped the rest day would allow some time to recover from my crashes,” Talansky said in a team press release issued this morning. “But it proved to be too…
  • It's Wednesday All Around Me And I'm Kinda Freaking Out!

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    (Twitters.)Yesterday, I was determined to watch the Tour de France stage.  However, despite my best efforts, I was unable to plant myself at or near a televisual screen for any sustained length of time owing to my extensive "to do" list.  (Those fingers and toes aren't going to mani-pedi themselves.)Eventually, I gave up.Then, this morning, I went to check yesterday's results, only to discover that yesterday was a rest day:(Rider "rests" inside the Transfuse-O-Tron 9000.)This welcome reprieve should help me get up to speed on the race.But it won't.Meanwhile, the controversy the…
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    Horse racing | The Guardian

  • The Queen's Gold Cup winner Estimate tests positive for morphine

    Tony Paley
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Buckingham Palace release statement on monarch's mare Contaminated feed believed to be reason behind shock news The racehorse owned by the Queen that won the Ascot Gold Cup last year has tested positive for morphine, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday night.Estimate, a five-year-old mare trained by Sir Michael Stoute, came second in the same race this year, and is one of five horses understood to have recorded a positive test for the banned substance. The palace said they believed the morphine had come via consumption of a contaminated feed product. Continue reading...
  • Ascot resume watering track for King George with little rain forecast

    Tony Paley
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Clerk of course irrigating the round course overnight Chris Stickels aims to keep ground same for weekendAscot resumed watering of the track on Tuesday night with the strong possibility of negligible rain falling there before Saturdays keenly anticipated King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.Chris Stickels, the clerk of the course, said on Tuesday that he was planning to put 4mm of water on the round course overnight with 10mm scheduled to go on the straight course on Wednesday. Continue reading...
  • Horse racing tips: Wednesday 23 July

    Tony Paley
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Clive Coxs sprinter Perfect Muse is napped to win the concluding race at SandownLingfield2.00 Bannister Bell 2.30 Diminutive 3.00 Button Down 3.30 Misstemper 4.00 Panther Patrol 4.30 Dishy Guru 5.00 Red Passiflora Continue reading...
  • Talking Horses: todays best bets and the latest racing news

    Tony Paley
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Tony McCoy continues his bid to ride 300 winners in a season with two excellent chances at Southwell Continue reading...
  • Eagle Top joins stable companion Taghrooda in King George at Ascot

    Tony Paley
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Gosden runner gets go-ahead to run in Saturdays big race Newmarket trainer has also left Romsdal in the fieldJohn Gosden may have three horses from his Newmarket base lining up in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday after Eagle Top was supplemented to join the Oaks winner, Taghrooda, and the Derby third, Romsdal, was left in the race.Eagle Top was a runaway winner of the King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal meeting last month, over Saturdays King George course and distance, and the three-year-old takes on his elders for the first time after being supplemented for…
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • On To The Next One: Max Pacioretty

    Mark Burns
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Sometimes when star athletes have breakout seasons, those individuals jump ship to bigger sports agencies that can offer a heightened level of services.  Similarly, those more well-known agencies — more times than not — have a larger footprint in their respective sport, and as a result, can...
  • Marketing Agent Maverick Carter Discusses Decision 2.0 With ESPN

    Mark Burns
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    ESPN reporter Jason Whitlock recently had the well-known sports marketer, Maverick Carter, on his podcast ‘Real Talk’. Carter — who is the Founder of LRMR Management — is the marketing agent for both LeBron James and Johnny Manziel.  With James’ recent move back home to Cleveland, Carter instantly...
  • Thomas Jefferson School Of Law Hosts Sports Law Negotiation Competition

    Mark Burns
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    What: National Sports Law Negotiation Competition & Sports Law Conference 2014 When: Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21, 2014 Where: Thomas Jefferson School of Law: 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 The annual National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (NSLNC) and Sports Law...
  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/18/2014)

    Darren Heitner
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Top of the mornin’ to ya from Dublin, Ireland.  I’m out here covering the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for FORBES, and the talk of the town is certainly Conor McGregor.  Let’s see what kind of show he puts on this Saturday evening.  This week on FORBES: (1) Home Run...
  • On To The Next One: Aldon Smith

    Mark Burns
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    According to Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has changed representation prior to his fourth NFL season.  The former Missouri Tiger recently left CAA Sports and has signed with Relativity Sports. Smith will be co-represented by NFLPA Certified...
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    The Science of Sport

  • Powell & Simpson’s bans cut to 6 months: Broad implications

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18-month bans reduced to only six months on appeal. I look at the broader issues faced by anti-doping in the context of this decision Visit our website to read the full article...
  • The Tour’s first mountain finish: Quick take

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Four brief thoughts on the first mountain top finish of the 2014 Tour de France, where Vincenzo Nibali asserted his dominance on the race Visit our website to read the full article...
  • The profile of a sprint: What does it take to win a sprint stage?

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    What does it take to win sprint stages and the green jersey of the Tour de France? I explore the power output, aerodynamics and tactics of a pro sprint, with a little help from a guest contributor expert Visit our website to read the full article...
  • 2014 Tour de France: Performance analysis ready

    5 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    The 2014 Tour de France rolls out of Leeds today. Over the next three weeks, the usual performance analysis is bound to ask questions. Here is the history and the context for that discussion Visit our website to read the full article...
  • The Vibram lawsuit, barefoot running and science perspectives

    15 May 2014 | 3:34 am
    Vibram Five Finger shoes were last week ordered to pay $3.75 million in a class action lawsuit settlement. What it means for the barefoot running movement, and some scientific insights Visit our website to read the full article...
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • Harness Racing Handicapping – Don’t Get Lost In the Details

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    There’s a lot of information to consider when you handicap a harness program. We all have our different techniques, but we probably all look at some of the same things. Speed, times – both final and fractional, post position, driver … Continue reading → Related posts: How a Harness Horse Can Help You Win at the Dog Track Dog Racing Tips: Speed Can You Apply Dog Racing Handicapping to Horse Racing?
  • Do Favorites Or Longshots Win More Often At the Dog Track?

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    ShareAt the dog track, favorites win about 30% of their races. That sounds pretty good, but studies show that they pay poorly, so they only pay back about 84 cents of each dollar you bet on them to win over … Continue reading → Related posts: How to Win With Longshots at the Dog Track Greyhound Handicapping – How to Win With Favorites That Don’t Win How To Pick More Winners At the Greyhound Track
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    The Surfboard

  • Craigslist Surfboard Deals | Volume 1

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    I wanted to start a new series that focuses on the best surfboard deals on Craigslist. A lot of my friends ask me to help them buy an used board & I have gotten pretty good at finding great deals. This first volume focuses on surfboards for sale in Orange County, CA. In the coming weeks, I plan to expand to Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. The boards listed below all seem to be in great condition without any structural issues or major dings. In addition, they are competitively priced and are a great alternative to buying a brand new board for $600+5'8 JC Surfboard - $1855'9…
  • Luke Davis | The Weekend Warrior

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
  • Why Jeremy Flores Should Be Banned From the 2014 ASP World Tour

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    With multiple sources, including Stab Magazine & Surf Europe, reporting that Jeremy Flores started a verbal and physical altercation with ASP judges after his close heat loss at Jeffery's Bay; it is only a waiting game until the ASP hands down some form of punishment. A decision which is being discussed and contemplated as we speak.This is a serious offense and the punishment could range from a monetary fine to a suspension for the ASP World Tour. From the information that has been posted online since this ordeal, I personally think Jeremy Flores should be suspended from the ASP World…
  • Above the Wedge | Newport Beach, CA

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
  • Surfing Lineup | 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    With less than two weeks until the official start of the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing, construction on the beach is starting to take shape while the surf lineup has been made official. Among this year’s competitors are Kelly Slater, Jordy Smith, Julian Wilson and other standout surfers from the World Championship Tour. In addition, exciting non WCT tour surfers such as Tanner Gudauskas and Dane Reynolds will take to the water to entertain the crowd and give it their all to win the 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing. This mix creates a lot of tension, excitement and the opportunity for major…
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    Sports Networker

  • PGA Tour Needs A Star BRAND, Not A Star Golfer

    Ryan Nowack
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Golf journalists, analysts, and fans alike have been discussing the sport’s future at quite some length in recent years. Seemingly since that now infamous night involving Tiger Woods in November 2009, when the most iconic sports icon came crashing (no pun intended) down to earth, golf has been searching for its next star. When Rory McIlroy won the U.S Open in 2011 and then followed it up with a PGA Championship victory in 2012, everyone in the golf world let out a collective sigh of relief – they had a star again. They had a new face of the sport and someone to carry the PGA Tour…
  • Alternative Medicine In Sports: Energy Management and Injury Prevention

    Claire Kelly
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Overtraining, not training enough, coming back too soon from a previous injury; there are so many reasons why an elite athlete can get injured in the height of their career. However one of the key reasons, I believe, athletes get injured is because they are somewhat disconnected from the emotional aspect. In particular they aren’t in touch with the balance of their masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) aspects. When you are training incessantly, on the road competing and constantly putting yourself into a competitive scenario, you are automatically in the “masculine” aspect.
  • Sponsorship in Racing: 5 Ways Social Media is Boosting Support

    Eitan Hefetz
    15 May 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sponsorship on social media sites in the form of race photography is a new, emerging race photography model focusing on granting athletes with their (branded) race photos for free – to share on social media. The photos are branded with the race or sponsorship branding and reach a huge audience of friends and families of the athletes. Optimally the photos would be posted to social media Live during the race – utilizing advanced bib number recognition software, race photo-tagging and social media distribution platform. Sponsorship For Races Being Boosted By Social Media Photography Here are…
  • Has Fantasy Sports Created a New Generation of Stats Junkies?

    Simon Andras
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Fantasy sports is a simple game that started out decades ago, and slowly blossomed into a billion dollar off the books gambling industry that continues to gain popularity each year. Being a fantasy manager offers fans the unique opportunity to feel more important, make the big decisions they’ve always wanted to make and perhaps win some money in the process. The days of you and your buddies having a league are over – now all of the girlfriends, wives and even kids want a piece of the action. Fantasy sports is changing the way fans participate in the game and some might say even…
  • The Most Talked About Player in the NFL Offseason – Michael Sam

    Simon Andras
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    Michael Sam is working his way toward an NFL team. Michael Sam hasn’t played one snap in the National Football League, yet he is already creating more headlines than most college players hoping to be drafted next month. Sam, a standout college player from the University of Missouri, became the first openly gay player that will eventually be in the NFL. Of all social issues, perhaps nothing garners more attention in today’s media than gay rights, and Sam’s coming out in early February set the social media world ablaze. No one doubts his talent, well, they didn’t until the announcement…
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  • Buckeyes Have Plenty of Options at Nickel

    Kyle Rowland
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Speed doesn’t always equal talent – and Urban Meyer covets both. Before the notion of “SEC speed” even existed, Meyer wanted to load up on quick players. Ohio State’s most recent recruiting class served as another example of Meyer’s insatiable thirst for speed. The Buckeyes weren’t devoid of speed in the secondary last season. But the talent and philosophy didn’t mesh, rendering any advantage irrelevant. With Everett Withers’ departure and Chris Ash’s arrival, however, plans have changed. An aggressive style was instituted and with it a meshing of speed and talent. Those…
  • Bovada Lists Ohio State's Odds at National Title at 12:1

    DJ Byrnes
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Bovada has released their championship odds for the 2014-2015 college football campaign, and it should come as no surprise to see Ohio State sitting pretty. Here's where Ohio State sits among national title favorites: School odds Alabama 11:2 Florida State 11:2 Oregon 7:1 Oklahoma 9:1 Auburn 10:1 Ohio State 12:1 UCLA 14:1 Bovada also lists Ohio State as favorite to win the 2014 Big Ten championship: SCHOOL ODDS Ohio State 10:11 Michigan State 4:1 Wisconsin 9:2 Michigan 9:1 Iowa 14:1 Betting on Ohio State to win the East Division won't yield much in terms of profit margin: SCHOOL ODDS Ohio…
  • Torrance Gibson Will Visit Ohio State This Week

    Jeremy Birmingham
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    It happened late last night, so don't feel bad if you missed it, but prepare yourself regardless because it's happening. Yes, it's happening. After months of speculation, rumors and innuendo, it's actually going to go down. Torrance Gibson, a freak athlete among freak athletes, is going to visit Ohio State. Gibson announced the visit was 100-percent on via his Twitter last night.  It's official I will be visiting The Ohio State University this week! #BuckeyeNation — Torrance Gibson (@quick_tg6) July 22, 2014 Gibson — who has never actually visited Columbus  — has been considered…
  • Jimbo Fisher's Home For Wayward Football Players

    Johnny Ginter
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    I distinctly remember the first pang of impotent rage I had as a sports fan pretty clearly. Already angry at Ohio State losing to Florida State in the 1998 Sugar Bowl, I watched helplessly as Bobby Bowden continued to Good Ol' Boy grin away every one of Sebastian Janikowski's many run-ins with the law. It wasn't fair! It didn't matter than Janikowski was/is a freaking kicker, or that what happened at Florida State had exactly zero bearing on what happened at Ohio State, I just wanted justice. Petty, insignificant, 12 year old Johnny Ginter stomping around his parent's living room-style…
  • Friday Night Lights: Who We'll Be Watching - Part One, Offense

    Jeremy Birmingham
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Good afternoon friends, nice to see you all again. The Buckeyes' biggest recruiting week of the summer is upon us so today we'll look a bit closer at some of the key players, storylines and general stuff to watch for as Friday Night Lights approaches. Last year, under the bright (then temporary) lights of Ohio Stadium, Urban Meyer and his staff assembled a gaggle of highly-recruited 2014 prospects, a number of which turned out to be Buckeyes by the time signing day rolled around. Raekwon McMillan, Curtis Samuel and a large majority of the players who'd eventually comprise the "Dream '14" took…
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  • Mcllroy Is The PGA's Future

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Forget Tiger Woods.  The future of the PGA is Rory Mcllroy. At the tender age of 25, the Northern Irishman won his first British Open title earlier today by two strokes.  Mcllroy shot a 71 to win his third major of his career.  He is now the third youngest golfer to win three major PGA titles.  Jack Nicklaus was 23 when he won three major titles and Tiger Woods was 24. Mcllroy had a comfortable lead going into the final round, but his Ryder Cup teammate, Sergio Garcia gave him a bit of a challenge today. Fortunately for Mcllroy, he managed to hang on to the two stroke lead…
  • This Week in NASCAR - Brickyard week part 1

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers and crews just had an off-weekend.  The Nationwide teams raced at Chicagoland, and the Trucks are gearing up to race on the dirt at Eldora Raceway. Chase Ellliott won in the Nationwide race, while Tony Stewart returned to the Sprint cars and won.   In the meantime, debate continued on the continuing efforts to adjust the cars and change the schedule.  The season is a long one, longer than any other sport.  NASCAR starts in February and the final race of the year is run in November.  That leaves teams with only three months off.  Of…
  • Is It Possible That Major League Baseball Returns To Montreal?

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    As I looked through the sports headlines to find a good topic for today's blog, I came across three options 1. Tiger Woods back playing golf as he shot a 69 today in the first round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool. 2. The Toronto Maple Leafs being the sole NHL team on Forbes Magazine's richest professional sports franchise list. 3. The possibility that Montreal getting a Major League Baseball franchise. I decided to go with the third option because it provides much more of an argument or debate. Here's is my take on this issue.  Although I would love to…
  • Washington Redskins' Name Fight gets nasty

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    I'm getting use to seeing the Redskins' name fight news come up on my timeline everywhere.  Today, however, that timeline got a complete shock.   The Onion, known for shock value headlines, posted a headline today and made me sick to my stomach: "Redskins' Kike Owner refuses to change Team's Offensive Name" Go ahead and read it, but heed my warning.  It is laced with derrogatory names against Jews, as if calling Daniel Snyder names is going to somehow change his mind about the name of his team. While looking around at other sites that give information…
  • Germany Defeats Argentina to win World Cup Final

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Was the result ever in question? Well, yes, it wasn't as dominating a win as many predicted. After Germany defeated Brazil in such a resounding fashion on Thursday, many were pondering why Argentina would even show up.  However, while Germany bested Brazil by an unbelievable 7-1 score on Tuesday, the result today was much closer.  In fact, the two teams were tied at 0 following regulation play, and headed to extra time.  With seven minutes left in extra time, Mario Gotze of Germany scored the game winning goal, giving his team victtory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  …
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  • Musings From The Hoodwood 7–22

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Bride asks Sebastian the Ibis to fill in for her late father...hope the Groom wasnt a FSU or Florida Fan Greetings from the Hoodwood, where we return to the printed word with the exception of a couple really cool video highlights The Colbys: Baseball Soap Opera There are the so-called unwritten rules of baseball, a lot of which I think are pretentious and dumb some make sense sort of. But what went on Saturday between the Rangers and Blue Jays was a bit puzzling, more specifically between Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis and Jays Colby Rasmus. In the 5th inning, Rasmus dropped a two out bunt…
  • Tuesday's Inspiration and semi–frustration, 7/22/14

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I want to thank Beeze for allowing me to add another blog on Monday.  I have so much stirring in my mind that I want to get off my chest before I leave town.   Like Jerry Reed sings in “Smokey and the Bandit”, we’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there, so let’s get this party started: Before I start though, I do ask for one thing, your prayers.  My nephew and his girlfriend were expecting their third child and she was 23 weeks pregnant.  Suddenly Sunday Faith arrived in the world.  Faith weighed one pound seven ounces and she is still fighting for life and was…
  • Bad Penny showed up again – 7/21/14

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Yep, bad penny time.  I’ve got a pile of stuff I need to get through and with my trip looming I want to clear my stack of irrelevant stuff I torture you all with on a weekly basis.  Sucks for you, so here are some off the wall thoughts: Politics and Diplomacy.  Beeze put up a very thought-provoking blog on his blogspot site, and I encourage everybody to read it here.  But I just want to add this:  Arabs and Jews have been going at it for over two millennium and probably longer – the (bleep) isn’t going to stop no matter how much we wish it so.  Both sides are guilty of going too…
  • Q–o–t–D 7/21/14

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
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  • One Fine Day

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    If I had a perfect day, I would have it start this way Open up the fridge and have a tall boy Yeah This time of year is an exceptionally stressful one in my line of work.  Suffice to say that the month of July and August usually have me working about 80 hours a week, sometimes 100, and I don’t even get overtime.  I eat a lot of crap food to sustain myself, and drink a bunch of beer to calm the nerves.  On the other hand, the family generally leaves me alone.  I can usually do a bunch of the stuff at night, and if I really bust hump, I can have good chunks of the weekend to hang out with…
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  • 2 seconds, no finish clock picture, but satisfaction: Molly Huddle breaks her own AR

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    All that she did in 2014, was leading up to this race. The twelve and one half laps that Molly Huddle ran in Monaco Friday night, the two seconds off the AR, and, right after, Molly knew she could run faster...  Molly started the 2014 season with her third place debut in the NYC Half Marathon with a 1:09:04. On April 19, Molly Huddle won the BAA 5k in the last hundred meters, with her 15:12 win on Boston's city streets, came in the last 100 meters. Molly Huddle puts the peddle to the metal, June 14, 2014, photo by On May 4, Molly was second with a fine 10,000 meters, and a…
  • WNBA president Laurel Richie's transcript from All-Star weekend

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    From the WNBA:     TRANSCRIPT FROM WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE   WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE:   Good afternoon everyone from what is turning out to be a very, very warm Phoenix day, and that's somehow fitting for the 2014 Boost Mobile WNBA All‑Star Game. I would like to begin by thanking the Phoenix Mercury for doing a terrific job with this year’s All-Star. A special thank you to Jason Rowley, president. I’d also like to thank Greg Stanton, the mayor of Phoenix who has been very involved in our festivities. He's also the one who I believe had…
  • The MRS (WMMA and Boxing News Plus Results) – July 21

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Miscellaneous News Congratulations to Ronda Rousey on breaking not only a WMMA barrier but a MMA one in general, being the first Mixed Martial Artist to win an Espy. She was awarded “Female Athlete of the Year” at the sports awards. You can watch her awards speech here. We talked to InvictaFC president Shannon Knapp this past weekend and got a few notes. Tickets go on sale for InvictaFC 8 this week. Originally they didn’t have a strawweight title match on the InvictaFC 8 card, but decided it was a way to show the MMA community their 115 division is back and stronger than…
  • The WNBA's more surprising and disappointing teams at the All-Star break

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The 2014 WNBA All-Star break is not actually the mid-point of the season, but it is a convenient break in the action to reflect on what occurred in the first half of the season. To get you ready for games starting tomorrow, we take a look at the statistics for some of the league's most disappointing and surprising teams, beginning with the one that just fired their coach. The L.A. Sparks' 79-75 loss to the Washington Mystics on Thursday night was disappointing on a number of fronts, as described in our recap of the game that night and (possibly) confirmed by the team firing coach…
  • Why sports fans are the way they are

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to bring to my attention, contact me at Enjoy! * * * * * * * * Before the World Cup began, Simon Kuper of The Financial Times summarized some recent research on what drives sports fans to their obsessions. For many of them, what he discovered might as well have come from the d’oh files: “The key finding…
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  • Top 10 Plays: Summer League 7/19/14

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Top 10 Plays: Summer League 7/19/14 Check out the Top 10 plays from tonight's summer league action! About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly global,... From: NBA Views: 141340 1501 ratings Time: 02:14 More in Sports
  • Summer League: San Antonio Spurs vs Washington Wizards

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Summer League: San Antonio Spurs vs Washington Wizards Check out all of the best highlights as the San Antonio Spurs take on the Washington Wizards at the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball... From: NBA Views: 55751 658 ratings Time: 02:07 More in Sports
  • Glen Rice Jr. Beats the Buzzer to Send It to Triple OT!

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Glen Rice Jr. Beats the Buzzer to Send It to Triple OT! Watch as Glen Rice Jr. drills the corner three at the buzzer to send the game to triple OT. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada.... From: NBA Views: 76426 987 ratings Time: 00:45 More in Sports
  • Summer League: Sacramento Kings vs Chicago Bulls

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Summer League: Sacramento Kings vs Chicago Bulls Check out all of the best highlights as the Sacramento Kings take on the Chicago Bulls at the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league... From: NBA Views: 33639 308 ratings Time: 01:49 More in Sports
  • Summer League: Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Summer League: Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets Check out all of the best highlights as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Houston Rockets at the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league... From: NBA Views: 26681 226 ratings Time: 01:31 More in Sports
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  • Setting Triathlon Goals – Racing Happy

    19 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    At the beginning of each triathlon season, most triathletes sit down and plan their races based on their goals. Some goals are event based – “I want to qualify for X championship race.” Some goals are time/distance based – “I want to do a sub 5 hour 70.3.” Others are competition based – “I want to finish on the podium, or at least beat my brother who won’t quit bragging about the last race where he bested me.” While I’ve built previous seasons around each of those different types of goals, this year is different for me. This year my goals are “happiness…
  • Introducing #TrainerBingo

    15 Jan 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Now is the time of year that triathletes come out of their off season hibernation, focus on building their foundation for race season and try to shed a few lbs from all the Christmas cookies that they ate. In the northern part of the country, that also means lots of runs on snowy trails, masters swimming sessions and most importantly, long boring sessions on the trainer. Which leads me to the point of this post: What is the point of being  a nerdy, triathlon-obsessed social media geek if you can’t make fun of yourself? What do many triathletes do on the trainer? Tweet with other…
  • My One Regret About My 2013 Triathlon Season

    1 Dec 2013 | 6:45 pm
    My “comeback” to triathlon this year was emotional and I am grateful for being able to toe the line, but there was one thing that I wish I could have changed. My one race wasn’t with my my Rev3 family. Go ahead and ignore everything I’m about to say if you want because Rev3 sponsors me and I’ve never had to pay to do any of their races, but know this. My triathlon team was the third group of people that I made sure knew about my accident right after my own family and close group of friends. They are legit “family” in my books. I don’t know of any other triathlon teams have…
  • Readjusting Priorities

    21 Nov 2013 | 6:02 pm
    My relationship with the triathlon world has been all over the place this year. When I was at my worst, I completely disconnected myself. I stopped reading triathlon blogs, avoided Twitter all together and stopped thinking about anything fitness related. The last thing I wanted to see was someone complaining about missing their marathon goal when I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to run a single step without crippling back pain. As my back healed, I eventually came out of hiding and quit being so grumpy, irritable and was actually open to hearing about and celebrating my friend’s…
  • What I Wish People Knew About My Broken Back

    14 Oct 2013 | 11:28 am
    Over the last eight months, a lot of people have asked me questions about my back, how I’m healing and when I’ll return to racing. Most of the time, the questions don’t really get at the heart of what I went through. For example, people would ask about my run training, when I really wanted to tell them about how proud I was for being strong enough to rake up a few leaves on my front yard – even if it completely wiped me out and I had to take a 2 hour nap after. I’m not normally comfortable talking about myself at length without someone giving me a good reason, so I feel like…
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  • Player Insurance and Title IX (Russell Scibetti)
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Tweet Earlier today I read an interesting article on how Texas A&M was able to essentially discourage one of their top players from entering the NFL Draft by paying for his insurance policy. The basic idea with these types of policies is to cover against the risk of career ending injury and potentially losing out on future earnings by staying in school for another season. It’s becoming more common for players to take out these types of insurance policies themselves, but the premiums can be quite expensive. However, in this case, Texas A&M is paying for the policy, not the player.
  • New Sponsorship Recap: Gillette, Adobe and Mission (Russell Scibetti)
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Tweet One of the benefits of running this blog is finding out about new, creative and effective partnerships right when they happen. So moving forward, I will occasionally post a “New Sponsorship Recap” to highlight these deals. Thanks to the brands and properties (and their PR agencies) for always keeping me up to speed! Gillette’s FlexBall and the Home Run Derby Gillette announced a unique twist to this year’s Gillette Home Run Derby, which could push the final charitable donation to be the highest in the history of the event. Charitable donations have long been a…
  • Infographic Friday: Mobile and FIFA 2014 (Russell Scibetti)
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday, and with the World Cup winding down, it seems only logical to share one more soccer-themed infographic. Today’s submission comes to us MobStac, who put together some interesting statistics around the idea of this being the “first truly mobile World Cup.”
  • Chevrolet and the Manchester United Kit Release (Russell Scibetti)
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    Tweet Hopping on to Twitter this morning, I saw that #mufc was at the top of the Trends list, ahead of #WorldCup. While I’m sure this hashtag does trend on its own during Manchester United matches, today it’s there because it’s being promoted by Chevrolet FC, and account that was created back in 2012 around the time when Chevrolet signed their official deal with Man U to become the official shirt sponsor starting in 2014, which by the way will cost them about $70M per year until 2020-21. When you click on the sponsored hashtag, you get directed to one of the following…
  • Infographic Friday: Soccer Fan Social Media Habits (Russell Scibetti)
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:24 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s submission comes to us from IMG Consulting who researched the social media habits of soccer fans in the US compared to Brazil. Here are some key findings from the study: It’s all about Facebook in Brazil, with the social network being far and away the most consumed overall, and by a 2-1 margin on match day. In Brazil, 9/10 fans are more likely to take action (purchase) if they “like” or follow a brand. That is 20% higher than in the US. American soccer fans engage with YouTube at a 28% higher rate than Brazilian…
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  • Tampa Bay Rays versus St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction MLB Betting Lines Odds Preview 7-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    The Tampa Bay Rays (47-53) have been on fire after a disastrous first half of the season but they’ll have a tough test on their hands on Tuesday as they head into Busch Stadium for an 8:15 PM ET matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals (54-45). RAYS VS CARDINALS FREE TUESDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line The Cardinals are 29-21 at home this season and will be taking on a Rays squad that has gone 25-25 on the road. Tampa Bay enters Tuesday’s game as winners in 5 straight but the Cardinals are equally as hot after winning 7 of their last 10 overall. Around 70% of…
  • MLB Pick Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Line Odds Prediction Preview 7-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    The Washington Nationals (54-43) are playing some tremendous baseball right now and they’ll meet up with a struggling Colorado Rockies (40-59) squad in Tuesday’s 8:40 PM ET game at Coors Field. NATIONALS VS ROCKIES FREE TUESDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line The Rockies were one of the hottest teams in Major League Baseball over the first month or two but can’t find wins lately and enter Tuesday’s game on the heels of a 6-game losing streak. Washington struggled with injuries quite a bit in the first half but is back at full strength and has now won 5 of their…
  • Cleveland Indians versus Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction MLB Betting Lines Odds Preview 7-23-2014

    Tony Tellez
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    The Cleveland Indians will conclude an AL Central division series against the Minnesota Twins in a Major League Baseball game wagering pick released for Wednesday afternoon. INDIANS VS TWINS FREE TUESDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line The teams begin from Minnesota at 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Network. The odds from this contest have the road side Cleveland Indians favored by -149 odds with the return on the home underdog Minnesota Twins at +125 odds. The run total is lined at 8 ½ runs. Cleveland starts Trevor Bauer on…
  • MLB Pick New York Mets vs. Seattle Mariners Betting Line Odds Prediction Preview 7-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    The New York Mets will continue their west coast trip as they play the Seattle Mariners in a Major League Baseball game betting pick set for Tuesday night. METS VS MARINERS FREE TUESDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Start time from Seattle is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings channel. The odds from this contest have the home side Seattle Mariners favored by -130 odds with the take back on the road underdog New York Mets at +110 odds. The run total is lined at 7 ½ runs. The Mets will go with Jacob…
  • MLB Pick Baltimore Orioles vs. LA Angels Betting Line Odds Prediction Preview 7-22-2014

    Tony Tellez
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The Baltimore Orioles will continue their series out west as they play the LA Angels in a Major League Baseball game wagering odds pick released for Tuesday night. ORIOLES VS ANGELS FREE TUESDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line First pitch from Anaheim is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings channel. The MLB odds from this contest have the home side LA Angels favored by -145 odds with the return on the road underdog Baltimore Orioles at +125 odds. The run total is lined at 8 ½ runs. Baltimore will start…
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  • Steven Gerrard retires from international football

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool. The 34—year—old midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years. Gerrard said he “agonized” over his future after the World Cup in Brazil, where England went out after the first round. Gerrard’s career with the Three Lions began with a 2—0 win against Ukraine in 2000. “I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and it is a sad day for me knowing that I won’t pull on the England shirt again,” Gerrard said. “To ensure I can…
  • India aims top three finish in Glasgow CWG

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin here on Wednesday. India finished second behind Australia with a record 101 medal haul in New Delhi Games which was marred by corruption scandals and construction delays but praised for the stunning success in terms of delivery of the event and performance by the athletes. The Delhi CWG triggered an…
  • Alastair Cook defeated but not down

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Searching for runs, desperate for a win and saddled with defeats, it isn’t easy being Alastair Cook. The England captain walked in a touch distraught but he masked his emotions and while squaring up to the media that constantly questioned him about his position within the team, he admitted after a pause and through measured words: “I haven’t had any tougher time than this but I don’t think walking away will solve this.” Reacting to one of the few questions that probed the larger picture of England’s defeat and the manner in which its batsmen hooked and pulled their way towards…
  • No doubt Cook is our leader, says England asst. coach Farbrace

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has backed England captain Alastair Cook, saying that the opener is very much the leader of the side and there is still hope for the hosts against India. “Cook is feeling that a score is close, and you saw that he fought and scrapped and worked as hard as he possibly could. There is absolutely no question that he is our leader,” Farbrace said. A struggling Cook made 22 before being caught behind off Ishant Sharma as England were struggling at 105 for four in a chase of 319 runs for victory on day four of the second Test. England’s top order has been…
  • Steyn, Morkel bowl South Africa to massive 153-run win over Sri Lanka

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    South Africa pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbed four wickets each to lead the tourists to a 153—run win over Sri Lanka on Friday in the first game of their two-Test series. Steyn grabbed 4—45 and Morkel 4—29 as the Proteas bowled out Sri Lanka for 216 on Sunday after being set a target of 370 to win. The pace duo swung the ball effectively on a Galle pitch that usually helps spinners rather than pace bowlers. Sri Lanka slipped badly from 110—1 overnight, when a keen contest seemed to be in the offing with Kumar Sangakkara leading the charge. Sangakkara was the highest…
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  • 2014 Adrenaline All-American Game Highlights

    Lacrosse Playground
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Adrenaline just released video highlights from their annual All-American game. This weekend’s 4th annual Adrenaline All-American Game had been billed as a marquee showdown of the West’s top players; they didn’t disappoint. View some of the West’s top young college-bound lacrosse players in action below.
  • Arizona State University Men’s Lacrosse Names Joseph Thon Head Coach

    Lacrosse Playground
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    (July 22, 2014) TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University Men’s Lacrosse announced that Joseph Thon of Rochester. NY, has been named as the new head coach. Thon is a 2007 graduate of Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., where he was a two-time NCAA Division II lacrosse All-America selection, and team captain, Academic All-American, Scholar Athlete of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 draft by Major League Lacrosse Rochester Rattlers and spent two years on the practice squad. He most recently served as the assistant men’s…
  • Thompson Brothers Lacrosse Launches New Website

    Lacrosse Playground
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    TBL announces the launch of its new camp website - The new site accepts online registrations and provides the most current information for upcoming TBL Camps across the nation. Committed to honoring the game, TBL Camps support the lacrosse traditions of the Iroquois Nation and offer a hands-on, interactive camp experience.  Thompson Brothers Lacrosse camps look to bring the same creativity back to the game, as they play with. Learn the true origins of lacrosse and understand the traditions of Lacrosse to elevate your game. Bert Fleming of Cannons Select Lacrosse in Southern…
  • Nived Sports Group Announces the Inaugural W&OD Classic Lacrosse Tournament

    Lacrosse Playground
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Nived Sports Group released dates and location for the inaugural W&OD Classic lacrosse tournament that will be held in northern Virginia in the fall of 2014. The W&OD Classic is a boy’s fall lacrosse tournament held at the beautiful and historic Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. The event attracts very talented club programs that are looking for a great challenge during their fall season. The W&OD Classic will take place on November 1st and 2nd and will be a two day event for both age & grade-based teams.  Divisions offered will include U9, U11, U13, & U15 for…
  • Final takeaways from the World Lacrosse Championships

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The 2014 World Lacrosse Championships wrapped up on Saturday night with Canada defeating the United States. It wasn’t a historic or monumental upset, but is certainly an upset. Perhaps it’s fitting that in an era of growth and parity in the sport that the tournament ended the way it did. Here are some of my takeaways from Saturday’s title game along with the tournament as a whole. 1) Canada had a perfect game plan, and executed Canada figured the best way to stop a high-powered United States offense was to keep the ball from them. It’s like an NFL team running the ball to keep Peyton…
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    Lady Loves Pinstripes

  • Yankees: Stop faking us out

    Kate Conroy
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Yankee Stadium (Photo credit: Kwong Yee Cheng) If you headed into the All-Star Break wondering how you stomached watching 92 games of your favorite MLB team underperform, but couldn’t stop starring in disbelief at their 47-47 record playing in a dreadfully weak division…odds are you might be a New York Yankees fan, like myself. True, the Yankees have suffered tremendous injuries, losing 80% of their Opening Day starting rotation. But please tell me how pitching injuries would give comfort when the Yankees so obviously suffered from an anemic offense that at times looked like they…
  • Do you think the Yankees will make the 2014 postseason?

    Kate Conroy
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    New York Yankees World Series 2009 Game 6 049 (Photo credit: Affiliate) The New York Yankees have 68 games, 41 at home and 27 on the road, left in the 2014 regular season. Right now, the Yankees are 47-47, five games back in the AL East compared to 3.5 games in the wild card. This leaves the Yankees in striking distance to get a postseason berth, but things have to improve. The Yankees will have to get better without ace Masahiro Tanaka for at least the next six weeks, but if Shane Greene’s arm continues to impress it could soften that blow a tad. But what seems most vital is that Brain…
  • Yankees: 17 mid-season stats and facts you want to know

    Kate Conroy
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:19 pm
    How are the 2014 New York Yankees looking at the unofficial mark of baseball’s mid-season, the All-Star Break? Tell me after you read these 17 stats and facts about the Bronx Bombers first 94 games of the season. The Yankees have a road record of 29-24, with a run differential of +8. At home in the Bronx, the Yankees have gone 18-23, have a -45 run differential, which is 3rd worst in MLB. In blowout games (5+ runs) they are 9-16 with a RD of -49. Their record against AL East teams is 18-20… 3-7 vs. Rays; 6-3 vs. Blue Jays; 6-4 vs. Red Sox and 3-6 vs. Orioles. The Yankees offensive…
  • Yankees: Unfair loss was logical

    Kate Conroy
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    2014 Yankee Stadium Blueprint If anybody can relate to the saying when it rains, it pours it would be the 2014 New York Yankees literally. Ironically, it seemed almost proper that the Yankees lose, 3-1 to the AL East leading Baltimore Orioles in four and a half innings. It was the last game of the unofficial first half of this season. The rain-out leaves the Yankees at 47-47 heading into this All-Star Break, and puts them five games back from the top spot in the division. Mother Nature took the Yankees chance away to be to three games behind, which in turn means they would not be a mediocre,…
  • Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka and Tommy John

    Kate Conroy
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Ivan Nova (Photo credit: Keith Allison) Yankees Ivan Nova, Mets Matt Harvey, Rays Matt Moore, Diamondbacks Patrick Corbin, Braves Kris Medlen, Mets Bobby Parnell, Rangers Martin Perez, and now Yankees Masahiro Tanaka can be added to this list. The names above are just a few recent pitchers who suffered a partial ligament tear in their throwing elbow; and minus Tanaka, all ended up needing Tommy John surgery. But the Yankees claim that it was recommended by doctors that Tanaka would try to repair his partial tear with an injection and rehab over the next six weeks. Look, we all know that…
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    Raw Signal: Most Popular Football News

  • Indianapolis Colts Training Camp: 5 Early Storylines to Watch

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Training camp isn't the most glamorous of NFL activities; in fact, it's rather boring. After all, even preseason games have actual football being played, as unimportant as it may be.  But yearly training camp is a glorified practice, something that parents take their children to around the world every day. The majority of it is positional drills, players jogging back and forth, catching passes and practicing punts.  Nevertheless, fans rejoice when training camp begins, as it signifies something
  • 2014 NFL training camp: Arizona Cardinals have plenty of questions at linebacker

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    This is the one area on the defense with definite questions. Ask almost anyone and the biggest defensive question about the Arizona Cardinals is how they will deal with the loss of both Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington. Today we will focus on the linebackers in our positional previews entering training camp. We will see who is in the mix, who are the locks, who the bubble players are, key positional battles, players to watch and the biggest questions entering camp. The LBs currently on t
  • Pettine: Manziel's behavior will be 'nonstory'

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Mike Pettine believes that Johnny Manziel's off-field activity will "be a non-story" once training camp starts.
  • EA Sports gives cornerback Darqueze Dennard a 78 in Madden 15

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    EA Sports has begun unveiling the ratings for rookies in Madden 15, with Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard scoring a 78. We don't have the breakdown just yet, but hey, it's a respectable number (we suppose). One of the great "you made it moments" as a rookie has to be when you see your name on a Madden video game. Would you play you as you in Madden? Would that be a sign of narcissism or nothing more than a moment of being proud of one's accomplishments? Maybe that's more an e
  • The 5 Most Super Plays of Eli Manning's Career

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    If you look at the game of football simply by the numbers, Eli Manning is just another guy. He is not even the second-best quarterback in his family. He has to take a back seat to big brother Peyton and his father, Archie. However, when it comes to winning championships, little brother Eli is first in his family. He has led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl triumphs, both upsets over Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. There aren't too many who can claim they have gotten
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    The Source

  • Nike x Sneaker Freaker “Genealogy of Innovation” Book

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Nike x Sneaker Freaker “Genealogy Of Innovation” Book   What’s better for a sneakerhead than a book talking kicks? It can’t get any better than this. The Nike x Sneaker Freaker “Genealogy of Innovation” book talks innovation and progression of Nike throughout the years. Nike decided to team up with Sneaker Freaker to produce this very exclusive book. The book gives you 240 pages of nothing but knowledge and informing you more on the rise of Nike. The book also touches on some of the best Nike footwear to ever be created and even shows images of the…
  • Check Out The Tracklist to DJ Mustard’s Debut Album, ’10 Summers’

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Mustard on the shelves, h*e DJ Mustard has taken hip-hop and radio by storm over the past few years, especially as of late, considering the last 7 singles he produced charted in the Top 40 on the Billboard Hip-Hop R&B charts, and has two R&B records in the Top 10 on the same chart.  A few weeks ago he announced the title of his debut album would be 10 Summers, and today he’s revealed the artwork and the tracklist for it.  Of course, YG, Jeezy, 2 Chainz and TeeFlii will be joining Mustard on his first LP, but in addition to them, Lil’ Wayne, Lil’ Boosie, Dom…
  • Marc Newson x G-Star Raw 10th Year Anniversary Collection Revealed

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Marc Newson x G-Star 10th Anniversary Collection Revealed   Designer Marc Newson, teams up with G-Star Raw a brand he is very familiar with. The two have decided to come together to celebrate their 10th year anniversary. The collection features street-wear, casual wear and very comfortable jackets. A Stand-out piece from the collection is a satin bowling jacket that features different artwork of the past seasons. Also featured is multiple graphic crew-necks, regular graphic tees, leather varsity jackets & more. The collection will soon be available via G-Star stores and online, so…
  • Listen To T.I.’s New Song, “Stay”, Featuring Victoria Monet

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    T.I.’s focused on what’s most important In the past few weeks, anyone with internet knows that T.I. has been in one messy ongoing altercation involving Floyd Mayweather and his wife, Tiny.  Over Memorial Day Weekend, Mayweather and T.I. “brawled” because Tip was unhappy with the nature of Floyd’s relationship with Tiny, and since then the two superstars have sent shots back and forth at each other, the most recent being Floyd claiming he slept with Tiny at a press conference promoting his upcoming fight with Marcos Maidana.  Tip shrugged that off, and today,…
  • Watch Snoop Dogg Talk About The Time He Smoked Weed At The Whitehouse

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Puff Puff Pass With The Prez Snoop Dogg has been hosting his GGN interview/variety show for quite some time now, along the way there have been some great moments, like the time Snoop & 2 Chainz sang Jill Scott, or the time Seth Rogen & Snoop recapped Game Of Thrones.  Snoop may have truly outdone himself with the anecdotes this time around. On the most recent episode with guest Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop recounts the time that he smoked weed at the white house. Watch the video above, and check out more of Snoop’s GGN show here. Spencer wonders if he’ll ever one day get to smoke…
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    Fenway West

  • Game 100 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 7/22/14

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Jays: Red Sox (47-52) Holt CF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Gomes LF Victorino RF Drew SS Bogaerts 3B Ross C Peavy SP Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
  • Sox Bats Explode in Series Opener with Jays!

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    The Red Sox have been on quite a roll lately and hoped to take that momentum into their series with the Blue Jays.  The Red Sox have games within the division for the next 4 series, so how they fair will be very telling to what this team has in them.  In last night’s game against the Jays, they sure put on a show and got people thinking that the Sox might have a shot to get back in this race in the 2nd half of the season. The Red Sox first got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning when Stephen Drew hit an RBI single and then Vazquez hit an RBI infield single.  Sox 2-0.  The Sox put up…
  • Game 99 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 7/21/14

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Jays: Red Sox (46-52) Holt RF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Nava LF Drew SS Bogaerts 3B Bradley Jr. CF Vazquez C Lackey SP Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
  • Sox Get Out Their Big Brooms On Sunday Against KC!

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    The Red Sox have been on quite a roll lately and they continued it today with a win and a successful sweep of the Kansas City Royals.  Jon Lester continued to show his dominance and why it should be priority number one for the Sox to not allow him to go to free agency.  If the Sox can continue playing ball like this they might just have a chance at making a run at it. The Red Sox got on the scoreboard in the 1st inning when Pedey hit an RBI grounder to score Holt from 3rd base.  Sox 1-0.  The bats got 2 more runs in the 3rd inning when Nava hit a ground rule double to score Ross and…
  • Game 98 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Royals 7/20/14

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Here is today’s lineup vs. the Royals: Red Sox (45-52) Holt 3B Nava LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Carp 1B Victorino RF Drew SS Ross C Bradley Jr. CF Lester SP Game time is at 1:35pm EST.
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    Next Impulse Sports | Next Impulse Sports

  • Joel Embiid Continues To Be The Best At Twitter, Ready To Move On To Rihanna From Kim Kardashian

    Ryan Wong
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    So, Joel Embiid is really, really good at this whole Twitter thing. First, there was his tweet-recruitment of LeBron James that unfortunately didn’t end with LeBron wearing a Sixers uniform. Then there was his first pass at Kim Kardashian. That was only surpassed by his second pass at Kim K. Now? It seems that Joel is ready to move on. Ok so @kimkardashian hasn’t DM’d yet…… Should she be blocked too? I’m ready to block her though — Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014 Seeing as there are few who can match his Twitter prowess, Joel chose wisely in noted…
  • If You Haven’t Seen It Already, Go Watch ‘The Purge: Anarchy’

    Ryan Wong
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Follow Ryan Wong on Twitter @ryantwong616 Last year, the dystopian thriller The Purge turned into one of the sleeper hits of 2013. Made on a modest $3 million budget, the film raked in a respectable $64 million at the box office. The film itself had a fairly interesting premise and seemed like it wanted to tackle some pretty heady questions for a schlock-horror movie. What if, in some not-too-far-in-the-future America, all crime — including murder — was sanctioned for a period of 12 hours? Unfortunately, The Purge ended up merely being a fairly competent home invasion movie that…
  • Miller Park Turnstile Squashes Anxious Man’s Genitals

    Andrew Doughty
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Turnstiles are not an overly complicated proposition, unless you’re an overanxious dad carrying the entire gift shop with you. Watch as this Reds fan embarrasses himself on live television by having his man parts pinched by the entrance turnstile. He attempts to casually play it off with an awkward wave and kind smile.   [The Big Lead via Twitter] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Mario Balotelli Irons His Shirt Like An Absolute Crazy Person

    Pete Blackburn
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Mario Balotelli’s social media game has been quite controversial in the past, but today he may have finally crossed the line. Balotelli uploaded this video to his Instagram account on Tuesday, giving us an inside glimpse into the Italian soccer star’s daily life – which apparently includes reading Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s book while ironing and dancing shirtless. But the shocking part comes when Balotelli irons right over his shirt’s Puma logo like the absolute crazy person he is. Anyone who has ever ironed before knows that “never iron over the logo” is…
  • 11 Roller Coasters That Will Terrify You This Summer

    Amanda Torres
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    For all the adrenaline junkies out there, who are looking for a thrill, you’ve come to the right place. Theme parks are nostalgic for most, many summers spent with family and friends wandering the giant park riding fun roller coasters. In recent years, theme parks have developed, introducing crazy roller coaster rides that some only dream of riding. Sure you’ll have to spend some time waiting in line, but I assure you, its worth the couple minutes you’ll spend screaming your head off! That tickling feeling your stomach gets while speeding down the track, you can’t get anywhere else.
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    Total Packers

  • Forbes: Packers are 24th Most Valuable Sports Franchise

    Monty McMahon
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Green Bay Packers check in at No. 24 in Forbes' annual rankings of the top 50 most valuable sports franchises. They're down six spots from last year. The post Forbes: Packers are 24th Most Valuable Sports Franchise appeared first on Total Packers.
  • 2014 Packers Training Camp Battles: Defensive Line

    Monty McMahon
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Green Bay Packers awful defense in 2013 started with their awful defensive line. That unit will have a different look this year. Here's who's fighting to start. The post 2014 Packers Training Camp Battles: Defensive Line appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Brett Favre Says He’s Not Worried About Boos

    Monty McMahon
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Brett Favre says he isn't worried about getting booed when he comes back to Lambeau Field. He's also got a convenient definition of real Packers fans. The post Brett Favre Says He’s Not Worried About Boos appeared first on Total Packers.
  • 2014 Packers Training Camp Battles: Center

    Monty McMahon
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Green Bay Packers offensive line is set for 2014. Well, except for the center position, where two guys will battle it out to snap the ball to Aaron Rodgers. The post 2014 Packers Training Camp Battles: Center appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Chris Kluwe is Dropping Bombs

    Monty McMahon
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Chris Kluwe is not about to let the Minnesota Vikings off the hook. He has now implicated two players of getting caught with an underage girl. Hell yeah! The post Chris Kluwe is Dropping Bombs appeared first on Total Packers.
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    The Sports Mirror

  • Team Pune to start Player Draft Selection Sequence in Round One

    Vikram Kamboj
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Hero Indian Super League today conducted the ‘Clubs Sequence Selection’, based on which the Central Domestic Player Draft will be organized over the next two days. Mr. Jefferson Slack, Vice President, Global Business Development, Football, IMG was entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the ‘Clubs Sequence Selection’ through a lot pick in presence of all the Hero ISL club representatives. Hero ISL – Clubs Sequence Selection Team Pune will be the first Club among the six participating clubs to make its best player selection from the list of 84 Indian best talents, when…
  • ISL clubs gear up to pick their best domestic squad

    Vikram Kamboj
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    Best of Indian footballing talent will be at the center of attraction as the new football clubs of Hero Indian Super League vies among each other, in a bid to form their respective strong Indian line-up. Hero Indian Super League Hero Indian Super League will organize a three-day Central Domestic Player Pool Draft, starting on Monday, 21st till Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 in Mumbai. First day will see the League deciding club’s sequence for the draft through a lot pick, while the following two days will witness club representatives making their best choice through 14 rounds of draft system.
  • Hero to be Title Sponsor of Indian Super League

    Vikram Kamboj
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    New Delhi/Mumbai, July 18, 2014: Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has signed a three-year deal to be the Title Sponsor of the Indian Super League  – the first-of-its-kind franchise-based football league in the country. Hero Indian Super League With this sponsorship, the much-awaited new football league, promoted by IMG-Reliance and Star India, will be called the ‘Hero Indian Super League’. Synonymous with some of the marquee Indian as well as global sports partnerships, Hero MotoCorp has for long had a steadfast commitment towards promoting various…
  • FIFA Fever grips the World – India and LANXESS are all for the sport

    The Sports Mirror
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:23 am
    18th June, 2014: Short of mankind landing on Mars or aliens landing on earth anytime soon, the Soccer World Cup final is the closest thing the world has to a collective viewing experience. It is the planet’s most widely viewed sporting event.   Five-time World Champion, two-times runner-up, and the only country to have taken part in all World Cup editions, Brazil is hosting soccer’s 2014 World Cup, with 32 nations competing including 13 from Europe.   An estimated 500,000 fans are expected to pour into the country to witness the month-long tournament comprising a total of 64 matches…
  • Join the 2014 FIFA World Cup Fever with

    Vikram Kamboj
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:09 am
    New Delhi, June 12, 2014 – FIFA fever is ready to grip the world once again!  The FIFA World Cup is back with all its frenzy and excitement! For football fans in India, has launched a special Football Fever store as part of its Sports, Fitness & Outdoors store that includes exhaustive football merchandise. 2014 FIFA World Cup Speaking on the occasion, Samir Kumar, Director, said, “The FIFA World Cup is one of the most awaited sporting events in the world and also attracts a fervent fan following in India. We see this as a great occasion to connect with football…
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  • TDF cyclists faced with a new danger – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News

    Sean Callanan
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In case you missed it – Reprint of Sports Geek News – Wednesday 16th July 2014 What @SportsGeek reads….. Tour De France cyclists faced with a new danger: selfies World cup footage boosts content, viewers for FFA website That’s the ticket: Portland Trail Blazers revamps online UX Inside ESPN’s Social Media war room during the most tweeted sporting event ever New Kings […] The post TDF cyclists faced with a new danger – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News... This is just a summary, please read on...
  • SGP 054: Dave Sjolin on sports website development and fan loyalty

    Sean Callanan
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    On this week’s podcast I preview SEAT Conference in Miami with Al Crombie on ABC Grandstand and chat with fellow sports geek and coder Dave Sjolin about his experiences developing websites and loyalty systems in pro sports. On this podcast you’ll learn from Dave Sjolin about: How Dave got his start in sports, Money Ball What […] The post SGP 054: Dave Sjolin on sports website development and fan loyalty appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
  • How to find killer content, content curation explained – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News

    Sean Callanan
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    In case you missed it – Reprint of Sports Geek News – Tuesday 8th July 2014 What @SportsGeek reads….. Twitter and the World Cup: the digital match made in heaven Learn about how Sports Geek solves content curation 5 keys to the @WWE’s hugely successful social media strategy Where the digital sausage is made: inside Adidas’ World Cup roost Wait, Facebook organic reach is […] The post How to find killer content, content curation explained – ICYMI –... This is just a summary, please read on...
  • SGP 053: Troy Kirby on ticketing, #sportsbiz and @SportsTao podcast

    Sean Callanan
    6 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Troy Kirby is a prodigious sports business podcaster and a sports business lifer working on the ticketing side of the business at UC Davis.   Troy has released over 350 podcast interviews since launching the Tao of Sports podcast in 2012 and he was one of the reasons I started podcasting.  Troy stopped by the […] The post SGP 053: Troy Kirby on ticketing, #sportsbiz and @SportsTao podcast appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
  • How Wimbledon went big in digital – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News

    Sean Callanan
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    In case you missed it – Reprint of Sports Geek News – Tuesday 1st July 2014 What @SportsGeek reads….. How Wimbledon has become one of the most digital events in sport Twitter is experimenting with a new way to retweet Whoops! World Cup own goal - security officials’ wi-fi passwords printed in newspaper Launch of 120 Sports a game-changer for fans […] The post How Wimbledon went big in digital – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
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    Sports Haze

  • Motor’s Most Deserving

    Richard Murray
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    The 2014 voting for the Motors Most Deserving camping is open. This year the used car company is looking for the Most Deserving Sport’s Hero. Since it began in 2011, the Motors Most Deserving campaign has helped students, entrepreneurs and local people get the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and helping of other. Motors tell the story of the lucky winners and reward their efforts with a used car and gives them the title of Most Deserving. Many good people do many great things to help others and recognise that, this is their way of giving these people something…
  • Is this the future of online ticket sales?

    Richard Murray
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Imagine a process where the customer decides what sporting event they want to go to and then how much they pay for their ticket, believable? Well you better believe it. This is a completely innovative idea from the website ScoreBig for purchasing tickets online. They believe that you should be in control with how much you want to pay. They tell you your chances of getting tickets for your proposed price and if you submit your offer they tell you instantly if your offer has been accepted or not. ScoreBig believe you save up to on average 60% off the full ticket price guaranteed. By choosing…
  • Can Uruguay Win Without Luis Suarez?

    Richard Murray
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:16 pm
    FIFA released a statement today saying that Luis Suarez is suspended for 9 matches, as well as for 4 months from any football related activity.  This is quite a harsh suspension, but considering this is Luis Suarez’s third offense for biting an opponent we all knew it was going to be a significant suspension. The question now becomes does Uruguay still have a chance at World Cup success without their star striker? After checking the odds at Bet365, which is one of the top betting sites in the UK, the consensus seems to be no.  To learn more about Bet365 check out this review from…
  • Does Costa Rica Have a Chance in Knockout Stage?

    Richard Murray
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:02 am
    Costa Rica have been by far the Cinderella story of the World Cup thus far.  Placed in a group with Uruguay, Italy and England nobody gave them a chance.  In fact according to online sportsbook Bet365 had Costa Rica as the longest shots to win the World Cup this year at odds of 2500/1!  To put that in perspective even Honduras was given a better chance at 2000/1. But we all know the story.  Costa Rica shocked Uruguay in their opening match by scoring 3 unanswered goals after allowing Uruguay to go up 1-0 on a penalty.  Costa Rica even had more shots than Uruguay…
  • Can USA progress to the next stage of the World Cup?

    Mikhaile Savary
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:55 am
    For the man charged with changing the culture of American soccer, he must understand that he cannot change the culture of Americans. It really is much ado about nothing, but the firestorm caused by US National Team Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann’s recent comments about the Americans’ chances in the World Cup, is an interesting flashpoint in the cultural history that make these United States such a curiosity around the world. “We’re not coming in with the arrogance to say we’re going to win the World Cup,” said Klinsmann, “You can’t tell the general public…
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    Project Spurs

  • Bertans discusses signing with Baskonia, next steps for future with Spurs

    Paul Garcia
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    In an interview with, Davis Bertans, who recently signed a new three-year deal with Saski Baskonia, commented on why he chose to sign with Baskonia, where he stands with the San Antonio Spurs’ organization, and where he wants to focus on the court in his time with Baskonia. Bertans says the decision to sign […]
  • (Photo) Tim Duncan – Mixed Martial Arts Master

    Jeff Garcia
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    It’s the NBA offseason and many players are doing what they can to stay in shape as the upcoming season inches closer. Take San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan who is making the most of his free time and incorporating mixed martial arts in his offseason training regiment. Check out this photo of No. 21 training […]
  • Report: NBA warned Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and other players to not participate in Manila exhibition games

    Jeff Garcia
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and other NBA stars are set to participate in an exhibition game in Manila to help prepare the Filipino men’s national team for the upcoming 2014 FIBA World Cup. However, it seems the NBA did not sanction this event and warned the players to not partake in the charity game […]
  • Fans react to Spurs Summer League performanc​e

    Madalyn Mendoza
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The NBA Summer League, a time for fans to get a taste of fresh draftees’ skills on the hardwood, concluded in Las Vegas Monday. The San Antonio Spurs team left “Sin City” with four wins and two losses, behind the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, and Cleveland Cavaliers. As for the […]
  • Yankees star Jeter praises Tim Duncan

    Stephen Anderson
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    The San Antonio Spurs are getting some much needed praise after winning their fifth NBA championship just a little over a month ago. One athlete that has quietly been a long time fan of Spurs star Tim Duncan is Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees. One thing that brings both athletes together is the […]
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    True Football Manager 2014

  • Quite vast winter transfer campaign

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hello dear blog readers, Today I would like to offer you to see how I decided to deal with Dresden crisis in Bundesliga. As you remember my club suddenly found itself in the relegation zone after the fist half of the 6th season. So this is the blog post #820. It’s all about transfers. Players out The first sale striking everybody’s eyes is William. He followed Mark Pavlovski joining Leverkusen
  • Devastation. Even more paradoxical

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Dear blog readers, Welcome back to my blog. It’s blog post #819 that looks even more paradoxical than the previous one. Here is the latest table standing, try to find Dynamo Dresden there. It’s so shocking to see us in the relegation zone!   Latest matches As you see I had many many defeats. If we count Bundesliga matches, here we see 2 wins, 2 draws, 4 losses. Poor, very poor result for club
  • Paradoxically. At first in my FM experience!

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hello dear readers, Blog post #818 today and it contains huge amount of news. Briefly: Absolutely different results of Dynamo Dresden in Bundesliga and Champions League Latest Belgium matches My World Cup final and 3rd place match thoughts Some humour about 1:7 goals in that historical match So let’s begin with Dynamo Dresden. Dresden paradox As it’s written in the title, I am facing this at
  • Before the last two World Cup games

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Hello dear readers, This time I was hesitating regarding what to write about. Dresden story continues and has enough interesting events to be shared with you. But at the same we all have passed the semi-final line in Brazil and are thinking about upcoming final and 3rd place game. This time I decided to make accent into real world football with just one question for you from my FM 2014 story.
  • You will score as many as you can and…

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Hello dear readers, I can’t be silent after yesterday’s incredible World Cup semi-final. There’s a proverb in Russian: You will score as many as you can and we will score as many as we want. It’s about how Brazilian national team plays football. But yesterday we saw only the first part of this proverb. It was one of the most amazing and shocking match in football history! If I were Brazilian, I
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    STACK Blog

  • STACK Challenge: How Strong Is Your Grip?

    Dustin Brady
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Every week, a new STACK Challenge gives you an opportunity to test your athletic ability and win a STACK T-shirt. Take the challenge and enter to win by tweeting your results with #STACKChallenge. On the field and in the weight room, grip strength is more important than most athletes realize. How does your grip measure up?
  • What Will Be the Most Popular Shoe of the 2014-2015 NBA Season?

    Jordan Zirm
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    With the NBA’s summer league in the books, it’s almost time to focus our attention on the 2014-2015 season. And, as with any NBA season, what players will be wearing on their feet is almost as important as how they perform on the court. Almost. The KD VI ruled the hardwood last season, but the
  • Football Training Camp Survival Kit: 7 Things You Need in Your Locker

    Brandon Hall
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Football training camp is almost here, which is both awesome and slightly terrifying. Camp is great because it marks the return of football, but I would be lying if I said camp is a walk in the park. As a former college football player, I know all too well the exhausting grind of camp. The days will
  • Watch This 7-Foot-1 Eighth-Grader Drain 3′s

    Maddy Lucier
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    In the last nine months, Connor Vanover has grown from 6-foot-6 to 7-foot-1, and he hasn’t even started high school yet. Out of Little Rock, Arkansas, Vanover is showing tremendous basketball potential, as well as boasting a smooth Dirk Nowitzki-esque jump shot. As much time as Vanover has to develop all aspects of his game,
  • 3 Worst Core Exercises for Baseball (and What to Do Instead)

    Tony Bonvechio
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    The term "core training" is right up there on the list of Most Annoying Fitness Phrases with "tone" and "beast mode". What's even more annoying is that
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    Sports Feel Good Stories

  • Stuart Scott’s Moving ESPYs Speech

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    “Boo-yah!”  “Cool as the other side of the pillow.”  “Like gravy on a biscuit, it’s all good.” Stuart Scott’s catch phrases on ESPN SportsCenter are well known to sports fans.  A sports journalist for ESPN since 1993, Scott is noted for anchoring the SportsCenter desk with a confidence that is built from knowing his stuff. Stuart Scott accepting the Jimmy V Award For the past 7 years, Scott has been battling a rare form of cancer.  At the 22nd annual ESPY Awards last week, Scott received the Jimmy V Award for Courage.  Since Jimmy…
  • The Real Riches and Virtues in Sport

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Editor’s Note:  We’re happy to present “The Real Riches and Virtues in Sport,” an article written for Sports Feel Good Stories by Jack Bowen, philosophy teacher and author. —– The Real Riches and Virtues in Sport By Jack Bowen Sport ethicists have a great time piecing together foundations of moral theory and applying it to the myriad grey areas of actions within the surprisingly abstract arena of sport.  It’s our raison d’être.  And the conclusions often come in the form of something more like a judge’s courtroom decision: guilty, not…
  • 3 tools to make youth soccer coaching easier

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    The difference between a great season and a good season in youth soccer frequently comes down to a coach’s planning.  Great coaches do a little homework and leverage the technology and expertise available to get the most out of their players and the season. 3 tools to make youth soccer coaching easier Here are 3 tools for youth soccer coaches that can make a difference. #1.  Youth Soccer Practice Plans by Colleen Carey Start with a plan.  The value of having an agenda for each practice, carefully thought out and taught in the right order can’t be minimized.  If you’re…
  • Living the Dream: The Wrigley Rooftop Experience

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Wrigley Field is baseball’s Mecca. Wrigley Field is ivy-covered brick walls, Harry Caray singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and Ferris Bueller played hooky to attend an afternoon Cubbies game. Celebrating its 100th year birthday in 2014, the old ballpark outshines its host team. Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th birthday The Cubs’ sad post-season record hasn’t stopped the fans from coming to this cherished national treasure. Nestled in the Wrigleyville district in the Lakeview community of the great city of Chicago, “The Friendly Confines” are living history. It’s where…
  • Three Fun Things for Futbol Fans

    30 Jun 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Here are three fun things for Futbol Fans to watch when the World Cup isn’t on.  As the knockout phase moves forward, fewer games are played.  You might still be looking for your futbol fix.  Here it is – 3 videos to help fill the time. Three Fun Things for Futbol Fans 1.) Old man Sean Garnier shows his stuff in a Mexico street soccer game.  Remember how basketball star Kyrie Irving dressed and made himself up to look like old Uncle Drew?  Later joined by old man Kevin Love, they shook off the cobwebs and after a few bricks, didn’t miss a shot amongst a barrage of 3…
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    Chatham-Kent Sports Network

  • Bridget Carleton Named To Canada’s Junior National Team

    Ian Kennedy
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Bridget Carleton at the U17 FIBA World Championships in the Czech Republic – Photo by FIBALess than one month after starring for Canada’s Cadette Basketball team at the U17 World Championships in the Czech Republic, Chatham’s Bridget Carleton will again find herself wearing the red and white, as she’s been named to Canada’s National Junior Basketball Team. Carleton, who has been participating in training camp with the Junior team at Durham College in Oshawa this week, will continue training with the team as they prepare for the FIBA Americas Under-18 tournament,…
  • Chatham Girls Strike Gold

    CKSN Submissions
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Chatham Strikers U-15, Milton tournament champions – Contributed PhotoAfter winning their League game on Friday night the Strikers were off to Milton on Saturday to take part in their 2nd tournament of the season, and came home with gold after a dramatic final, culminating in penalty kicks. Their 1st game on Saturday was against the host team Milton Magic ‘A’ and Chatham despite the long road trip held their own until near the end of the 1st half when Milton was awarded a penalty shot off of a questionable hand ball call in the box. Milton scored to go up 1 – 0 at the…
  • Hockin Wins National Cup Title With Team Ontario

    Ian Kennedy
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Brad Hockin (front row, third from left) with his Team Ontario 19U gold medal teammates – Contributed PhotoChatham’s Brad Hockin won a gold medal this past weekend as a member of Team Ontario 19U at the National Team Challenge Cup volleyball tournament in Gatineau, Quebec. The Team Ontario 19U team opened the tournament finishing atop their pool in round robin action, sweeping British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Quebec 2 in three games each, with their closest match coming against British Columbia, a 25-22, 25-20, 25-16 sweep. Receiving a first round bye in the…
  • Steward Will CallInTheMorning From Dresden Raceway

    Gary Patterson
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Dresden, Ontario – Nick Steward was once again the me man with the golden hands at Dresden Raceway as he knocked off four wins including the second in a row for CALLMEINTHEMORNING. Steward started the day driving MACK BARAN to the winner’s circle for owners Dominic DeSantis of Windsor and Tom Jacobs of Kingsville. The 10-year-old RAMBARAN gelding is conditioned by Greg Price and paced in 1:59.1. Dresden’s dash leader then picked up first prize while driving JUNIOR PRIDE in the third race. The four-year-old BADLANDS HANOVER horse is owned by Betty Grove of London and trained by Larry…
  • Arrows Ready For Round Two

    Ian Kennedy
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:43 am
    Former Tilbury resident Brandon Montour with the Six Nations Arrows – Photo by Ward Laforme Jr/ Six Nations ArrowsThe Six Nations Arrows, including a trio of local products, are advancing to round two of the OLA Junior A playoffs, and are hoping to continue the success they found in the opening round. Six Nations swept St. Catherines in three straight games, asserting themselves as they playoff favourite. Wallaceburg’s Jordan Durston had 6 goals and 4 assists in the three games series, and sits third in scoring for Six Nations. “Our opening round went great, took St.
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    BallHyped Blog Network

  • Broncos were forced to make changes

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    After an embarrassing showing in the Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos had to make some changes – most of these being on defense. The offense has also made some changes; however, it is unlikely the offense, led by the Peyton Manning passing attack, will be slowed down much. The defense ranked 7th at stopping the [...]Broncos were forced to make changes is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Tony Romo Will not Lead Dallas to a Super Bowl Win

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Personally, I like Tony Romo. I appreciate his talent, and I respect his desire to play even when hurt. However, I propose three reasons why Tony Romo will not lead Dallas to a Super Bowl win. The owner and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, is a detriment to the success of the [...]Tony Romo Will not Lead Dallas to a Super Bowl Win is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • If Philadelphia Phillies Trade Cole Hamels To Boston Red Sox, What Would It Mean For Jon Lester?

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    The Boston Red Sox do not look like the same team that won the World Series in 2013. Make excuses all you want, but this is a last place organization equally as capable of losing 10 straight games as they are winning 10 in a row. Thankfully, with the addition of extra wild card spots [...]If Philadelphia Phillies Trade Cole Hamels To Boston Red Sox, What Would It Mean For Jon Lester? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Hurt Locker: Jake Locker’s final season?

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    Jake Locker may be facing his last season with the Tennessee Titans. In 2015, we could see him leading the team (finally), or holding a clipboard (which isn’t a deviation from his norm). Actually, that's been Locker every year. In 2011, the Tennessee Titans drafted Jake Locker 8th overall. Since then, he hasn’t lived up [...]Hurt Locker: Jake Locker’s final season? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Top 5 New York Jets For 2014 Fantasy Football

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    The 2013 season was a surprise for the New York Jets, as they finished with an 8-8 record. Even with a rookie under center, they were able to muster enough offense to finish with a .500 record behind a strong defense. They have added weapons to help the offense on the field, and become more [...]Top 5 New York Jets For 2014 Fantasy Football is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
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    The Blog That Boredom Built

  • Love, Wiggins and Front-Office buffoonery

    Erik Voldness
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Rumors emerged last night that the Cleveland Cavaliers have finally agreed to include Andrew Wiggins in any Kevin Love proposal. As a Wolves fan, this is the best case scenario assuming Love won't stay in Minnesota.Receiving a high-ceiling #1 overall pick, along with other young players and/or draft picks, gives the Wolves the best chance at building a consistent winner over the next few years. However, let's be clear here: Kevin Love is an elite player in basketball. If he were willing to resign with the Wolves rather than demanding a trade, he would't even be available. Cleveland wouldn't…
  • Ann Coulter and American Exceptionalism

    Erik Voldness
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:01 pm
    In case you missed it, Ann Coulter wrote a scathing article about a week ago about the sport of Soccer. (Or, as it's correctly called everywhere else, Football) She received plenty of criticism for the article, and rightfully so. The article is terribly researched, and it reads like it was written in Greg Gutfeld's constant sarcastic idiocy.I'm not a soccer fan. Not at all. I enjoy watching the World Cup every four years, but that's it. However, the article she wrote isn't just silly, it's completely incorrect. It would be funny if it was satire. Take a look.In the very first paragraph, she…
  • Sports and Social Media

    Erik Voldness
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:01 pm
    InfographicWorld has released a very interesting, well, infographic, with statistics about sports broadcasts and social media. Take a look, and then head on over to their website if you feel inclined to do so.Courtesy of: Infographic World
  • Flippin Out

    Erik Voldness
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:51 am
    Nostalgia is a dangerous thing for any person to deal with. The happy memories are often followed by equally sad memories, or a longing to get back to the happy memories. It can be triggered with a simple song lyric or even driving by an old restaurant. Nostalgia happens. It's unavoidable.Unfortunately, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor seems to live in nostalgia. Last off-season Taylor named former head coach Flip Saunders as the team's president, despite very little evidence suggesting Saunders would be well suited for the job. And today, he allowed Saunders to become the Head Coach…
  • Kevin Love, We Hardly Loved You

    Erik Voldness
    18 May 2014 | 10:59 am
    Kevin Love has been a darling of the advanced stats portion of NBA fans for years. His three point shooting percentages coupled with his ridiculous rebounding rate made Love extremely efficient on the offensive side of the ball. Now, of course, you don't have to believe in the advanced stats to know Kevin Love is considered one of the top players in the NBA.Despite all of Love's ability, however, he's been unable to lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs even once since being drafted in 2008. That isn't entirely his own fault of course, but this isn't baseball. One star player in the NBA can…
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    The Sports Encounter

  • Lasith Malinga hat-tricks termed ‘special’

    25 Jun 2014 | 8:46 pm
    This Article Was First Published on By Bipin Dani MUMBAI, India (The Sports Encounter) June 26, 2014: Stuart Broad has become the first England bowler (and fourth overall, the other three being Australia’s Hugh Trumble and Thomas Mathews and Pakistan’s Wasim Akram) to take a second Test hat-trick (on day one of the just concluded second Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley), but Lasith Malinga is a special bowler, according to his coach Champaka Ramanayake. The former Sri Lanka bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake, who lost his 45-year-old wife Nilanthi due to…
  • Rafael Nadal wins record 9th French Open title

    8 Jun 2014 | 9:55 am
    By Jawad Hussain AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (TheSportsEncounter) June 8, 2014: World number one Rafael Nadal of Spain decimated world number two Novak Djokovic of Serbia in four remarkable sets to clinch the French Open title for a record ninth time at Roland Garros at Philippe Chatrier Court in Paris on Sunday. Novak Djokovic won opening set 6-3 but it only awakened the King of Clay who not only regained his form but also his confidence as he smashed his way to three straight sets victory by 7-5 6-2 6-4. Rafael Nadal has also retained his world number one ranking with the Grand Slam title…
  • Arsenal down Hull City to lift FA Cup title

    17 May 2014 | 3:52 pm
    By Ashley Williams This Articles Was First Published at TheSportsEncounter LONDON, England (The Sports Encounter) May 17, 2014: English soccer club Arsenal FC finally broke the title jinks Saturday when they defeated Hull City by 3-2 in extra time to lift the FA Cup title at the Wembley Stadium. This is the first title for Arsenal FC in last nine years and the day started on an embarrassing note when Hull City scored twice in first eight minutes of the final. Hull City were looking all set to clinch their first ever major trophy in their 110-year history as the top team were under tremendous…
  • No decision on IPL 7 final venue yet

    17 May 2014 | 3:51 pm
    By Bipin Dani MUMBAI, India (The Sports Encounter) May 17, 2014: More than 48 hours have passed since the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) agreed to the IPL’s all conditions for hosting the final at the Wankhede Stadium on June 1, no decision is taken yet. “It is not an individual’s decision. The governing council will take a final call. The decision will be announced soon”, the IPL chairman Ranjeeb Biswal said over telephone. Respect the decision Interestingly, the MCA has agreed to all conditions including revoking the ban on Shah Rukh Khan for this match. “It…
  • New Mudgal panel member terms Sharma as better option

    17 May 2014 | 3:47 pm
    By Bipin Dani MUMBAI, India (The Sports Encounter) May 17, 2014: Bibhuti Bhushan (B.B.) Mishra, the new inductee in the IPL probe panel believes that the inclusion of M.L.Sharma would have been a better choice. “M.L Sharma would have been a better man for the job. I respect him as my guru. He would have done the best job”, he said over telephone from Delhi. Tough man out Interestingly, M. L. Sharma was also the original choice of the Mudgal panel. However, it was objected by the Indian cricket board. Speaking exclusively over telephone from Delhi, M. L.Sharma says, “the BCCI…
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  • Utah Utes Offensive Line Preview

    Patrick Thomsen
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Everybody knows that the success of an offense is determinant upon the success of the offensive line. The run game and the pass game rely upon the big fellas up front to make the offense move. Last season this was an area where the Utes struggled mightily. The offensive line struggled to play consistently well, therefore the offense struggled. New offensive line coach Jim Harding will look to change those inconsistencies into successes come this season Look for a much improved, much quicker offensive line. The success of the high paced offense will rely upon the big boys up front. If they are…
  • WWE Battleground Predictions, and WWE Midseason Report Card

    John English
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    This Sunday, WWE will put on what is likely the least anticipated Pay-Per-View of the year, not because all of the matches look bad, because they don’t, but because most of the outcomes are locks in anticipation of the much bigger Pay-Per-View next month – SummerSlam. Below is what the WWE Battleground card currently looks like, and how I think it’ll go. =WWE Championship Match= John Cena v. Roman Reigns v. Randy Orton v. Kane This is a fatal 4-way match, but there’s no way Cena loses this match. He’s been their golden boy for almost a decade, and it’s too…
  • Touch Line: Episode 2

    Brett Austin
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    Episode number two is in the books! This week I break down RSL’s offensive woes, what the future holds and teach about the Rocky Mountain Cup. After that I answer some questions revolving around the MLS Salary Cap and how Designated Players fit against, if it is possible for RSL to go after a big name guy like a Xavi or Dempsey, and what the cause and effect would look like. I also talked about Americans playing away from America and the success they have had. Finally I challenge you guys to send me your top 11 guys you would protect if you ran RSL when it comes to the Expansion Draft.
  • BYU Football 2014 Pre-Fall Camp Season Preview

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Yes, I know what you’re thinking. I’m alive, for one. And two, active as a writer for TornBySports yet again. The fact is, I never left. There’s nothing like another approaching season of college football to bust you out of a long writing slump. That and there’s no baseball right now during this All-Star break. It’s nice having the Mariners be relevant again. With the season just over 40 days away, fall camp starts much sooner. We’re all sure to get hyped and psyched as we see/hear clips and interviews of the coaches and players about the practices and…
  • Utah Utes Tight Ends Preview

    Patrick Thomsen
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The tight end position has always been a big part of Utah’s offense over the years and it will continue to be a big part this season as well. With new offensive coordinator Dave Christensen taking on the role of tight ends coach, look for these big fellas to be relied upon in the passing game, especially in RedZone situations. With Jake Murphy leaving school early for the NFL, the Utes will rely upon a combination of TE’s to fill that void. Coming off a shortened season in 2013, Westlee Tonga (6’4 252 SR) will look to make his mark in the PAC 12. If he can stay healthy he…
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  • This rock-climbing baby will one day rule us all

    Bill Hanstock
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Go baby, it's your birth year. When you're thinking of things that are adorable and also seem like a totally great idea, "rock-climbing baby" has got to be near the top of the list. Post by Karl Ess. Definitely better than I can do. I hope that baby gets plenty of sleep today, because tomorrow's lesson is chainsaw-juggling.
  • Isaiah Austin is already part of the NBA family

    Mike Prada
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The Baylor prospect, whose career ended one week before the draft, already has a part-time gig with the league and has a full-time one waiting for him once he gets his degree. Here's some heartwarming news for your Tuesday: Isaiah Austin, the Baylor NBA prospect who had his career cut short a week before the draft after being diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, has a job with the NBA waiting for him once he gets his degree. "Adam Silver really wants me to be a part of the organization, and I'm thankful for the opportunity that he's given," he told TMZ. Austin will do some promotional work for the…
  • The Washington NFL team is even at odds with Arby's now

    Bill Hanstock
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Robert Griffin III has fallen out of favor with personalized Arby's signs. You know you've fallen on hard times when they take away your Arby's parking space and give it to a coworker. We've all been there, right? I'm taking that space back when I close the Henderson account, Lou. Mark my words. VIP parking. Last year this parking spot at Arby's in Richmond was for RG3. This year? Lavar Arrington. (@dckerwin) — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) July 22, 2014 Ha ha ha, RG3, you're so passé that not even Arby's wants to be affiliated with -- Redskins lawyers…
  • Joel Embiid has moved on from Kim Kardashian, sets sights on Rihanna

    Seth Rosenthal
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Joel's found someone else to slide into his DMs. The wacky Twitter journey of injured Sixers rookie Joel Embiid carries forth. After failing to recruit LeBron James and failing to get Kim Kardashian to slide into his DMs, he's moved on to a new Twitter project: failing to go on a date with Rihanna. Via the exclusive reporting of Joel Embiid himself: BREAKING NEWS: Moving on from kk to Rihanna — Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014 Hey baby holla at me!! Dinner at giorgios at 930pm @rihanna???? — Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014 Hey, maybe the third public campaign to…
  • NYCFC releases Yankee Stadium seating chart

    Jeremiah Oshan
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Squeezing a soccer pitch onto a baseball field was far from ideal. Playing in Yankee Stadium was always going to be somewhere well short of ideal for New York City FC. While the location was pretty close to perfect, fitting a soccer pitch onto a baseball field was going to be a challenge. On Tuesday, we learned just how imperfect it was going to be when NYCFC released their official seating chart, complete with interactive map that allows you to see how your view will look from around the stadium. As expected, there are a lot of places in the stadium that would be downright awful places from…
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    Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips

  • Stance & Start Footwork Drill for Offensive Spacing

    Coach Pat
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Stance & Start Footwork Drill for Offensive Spacing When you are playing offense, you are trying to stay away from your teammate unless you are screening for them or cutting in to the basket. The spacing on offense that you want to see is about 15-18 feet apart. The purpose of this drill is to [...] The post Stance & Start Footwork Drill for Offensive Spacing appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Step and Slide Footwork Drill for Defense

    Coach Pat
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Step and Slide Footwork Drill for Defense As a defensive player, you always want to stay between the ball and the basket. In today’s video blog post, I am sharing an awesome footwork drill for playing defense called the “Step and Slide” Footwork Drill. This drill is also sometimes referred to as the “Defensive Zig [...] The post Step and Slide Footwork Drill for Defense appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Quick Stance for Triple Threat & Defense!

    Coach Pat
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Quick Stance for Triple Threat & Defense! Everything in basketball is about quickness, so it’s important that your young players understand the importance of the mechanics of the Quick Stance, and which stance to use for Offense and which stance to use for Defense. Here are a couple of important points about the Quick Stance: [...] The post Quick Stance for Triple Threat & Defense! appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • V-Shot Pivot Drill for Rebounding

    Coach Pat
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:36 am
    Here is an awesome rebounding drill for your whole team! It allows you to keep the concentration and focus of players because they are working with a partner. This rebounding drill keeps all players active and involved! V-Shot Pivot Movement Rebounding Drill In this rebounding drill, every shooter works with a partner and gets the [...] The post V-Shot Pivot Drill for Rebounding appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Jump Shot Pivot Drill for Shooting Accuracy

    Coach Pat
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Jump Shot Pivot Drill for Shooting Accuracy Once you have gone over shooting mechanics with your players, and had the opportunity to work with fundamental layups and they are becoming comfortable with being a offensive player, it’s time to give them the opportunity to get up to the rim. In this drill the player gets [...] The post Jump Shot Pivot Drill for Shooting Accuracy appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
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  • There Is Still Time To Cast Your Vote For Tonight’s ESPYs

    Lesley Batson
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    If you’ve never watched the ESPYs before, check out this inspirational speech by Jimmy V who attended his last ESPYs in 1993. He lost his battle to cancer but never lost his battlecry! To honor him, you will want to follow #DontEverGiveUp.   There isn’t much time left. Go cast your vote for tonight’s ESPYs airing at 9pmET on ESPN.  Tune in at 8pmET to see the red carpet action.  Follow #ESPYs on social media to see all the goods.
  • I’m Confused: Erin Andrews Is Replacing Pam Oliver?

    Lesley Batson
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    Courtesy Last season we saw Erin Andrews move from ESPN to FOX Sports and have an active sideline reporting role during the NFL season.  I like Erin Andrews. I mean…she’s likable and we know that the male viewers LOVE to see her on their screen. I’m certainly not going to criticize her for being beautiful but I was confused and honestly troubled to learn Monday that she is REPLACING Pam Oliver, a veteran sports reporter and NFL sideline staple.  Yes she is older but she’s a REAL journalist. She’s a smart reporter. She doesn’t ask ridiculous…
  • Jordin Sparks, Miranda Cosgrove Are New Faces For NFL Apparel

    Lesley Batson
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    Courtesy NFL Apparel The NFL is going to be releasing their new women’s apparel line for this upcoming season and they’ve added a few new young faces to their campaign.  Singer Jordin Sparks whose father played for the NY Giants, is actually an Arizona Cardinals fanatchick so she’s in the campaign rocking black and red. Courtesy: NFL Apparel Miranda Cosgrove will be repping the New Orleans Saints.  This is clearly a campaign to draw younger fanatchicks but we have seen previous campaigns with Condoleeza Rice and Serena Williams.  Read the full story at People.
  • The Jordan Brand Shows Derek Jeter Mad #RE2PECT

    Lesley Batson
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Derek Jeter’s farewell season with the New York Yankees continues. He’s a man and athlete who is admired by many across the sports world and beyond, and he’s been an incredible ambassador of the Jordan brand. Check out this commercial released by the Jordan brand that will air tonight at the All-Star game:   Even Michael Jordan himself is in this spot.  The Jordan brand has created a collection in honor of the Yankees’ captain.   Fanatchicsks wants to tip our hat to Jeter as well. Much #RE2PECT! Tune in tonight to watch the 2014 MLB All-Star game at 8pmET Share…
  • Natalie Morales Is Such A Bad Ass

    Lesley Batson
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    There are so many women in the world who I admire for so many different reasons but one woman who amazes me is Natalie Morales from NBC News and the Today Show. Click to view slideshow. She’s a consumate professional, a mom of 2 boys, a wife and VIP fanatchick.  She is so fortunate to have  a career that gives her the opportunity to go to major sporting events like the Olympics, World Cup, marathons and even climbing glaciers in Alaska. Check out this bad-ass climb she made last week near Juneau, Alaska. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…
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    10 Most Recent Articles

  • World Cup Star Flying To Boston To Seal Liverpool Move

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Divock Origi is flying out to Boston for a medical to complete his 10million move to Liverpool. The 19-year-old earned plaudits while representing Belgium at the World Cup and is now expected to sign for the Premier League runners-up, the Express reports. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with Origi but it now looks like Liverpool have won the race to secure his signature. But Origi will not make his debut for the Merseysiders until 2015 as he will spend next season on loan at his current club Lille. Loic Remy is already in Boston, where Liverpool are training ahead of the…
  • Tottenham Close In On New Keeper

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Tottenham are edging ever closer to completing a deal for Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm. Tottenham are edging ever closer to completing a deal for Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm. The Netherlands stopper has been granted permission to speak to Spurs after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of 5million. According to the Mirror, Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson will move in the opposite direction as part of the deal, rejoining the Swans after spending time on loan at the Liberty Stadium in 2012. Vorm has recently returned from the World Cup, where he was part of the Netherlands 23-man squad…
  • Arsenal And Tottenham Hotspur Interested In Wantaway Brazilian

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are showing interest in Shakhtar Donetsk winger Douglas Costa after he opened the door to a possible exit from the club. The Independent reports that the 23-year-old is one of six South American players at the club who refused to travel to Ukraine for their first fixture of the season. Their refusal comes following the brutal conflict in Ukraine which seems to be increasing after the recent Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed and tragically caused nearly 300 fatalities. Costa posted a photograph of the Shakhtar badge on his Instargarm account and added a…
  • Tottenham Hotspur In Talks For Roma Duo

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with making a sensational double signing in Roma duo Mehdi Benatia and Mattia Destro. The Metro reports the North London clubs sporting director Franco Baldini has flown to the Italy to negotiate both deals. There is already a positive relationship with both clubs following Erik Lamelas 30million move to Tottenham last summer. Mauricio Pochettino has so far been quiet in the transfer market since taking over at White Hart Lane in May although a deal for Swansea City left-back Ben Davies is believed to be close. The Welshman could be joined by Benatia in…
  • Matteo Manassero On His Open Performance And Ryder Cup Hopes

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Italian golfer Matteo Manassero looks back on the 2014 Open Championship at Hoylake and talks about the possibility of making the European Ryder Cup team.
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  • TCU Horned Frogs In Bad Position with Latest Off-Field Issues for Devonte Fields

    Tyler Brett
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    There is no denying the physical talent of junior defensive end Devonte Fields. While off-field issues and a foot injury ultimately short-circuited his sophomore season, Fields was poised to return to the field with a flourish in 2014, healthy and focused on leading the defense for the TCU Horned Frogs. But after an altercation with […]
  • Philadelphia Phillies Should Keep Cliff Lee For Now

    David Goodman
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    On Monday night, the Philadelphia Phillies heralded the return of Cliff Lee to the starting rotation as he and the Phillies faced the San Francisco Giants. This was Lee’s first start since returning from the disabled list due to elbow issues and it had Citizens Bank Park filled to overflowing with scouts from other teams. […]
  • Buffalo Bills’ Marcell Dareus Is On His Last Chance

    Nick Richardson
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The Buffalo Bills kicked off NFL training camps on July 20 at Saint John Fisher College, and with that role comes added attention and coverage. Many of the big stories surrounding the team became key talking points around the league, including the sale of the team, the progress of quarterback E.J. Manuel, and the first […]
  • How Travis d’Arnaud Can Improve His Defense For New York Mets

    Paul Festa
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Travis d’Arnaud has picked up his hitting considerably since returning from his stint at triple-A Las Vegas. When he was demoted, he was batting .180. Since his return to the major leagues on June 24, he has a slash line of .308/.341/.487. He has hit so well that manager Terry Collins moved him to the […]
  • 5 Takeaways From Cleveland Browns Retaining Josh Gordon

    Tyler McMullen
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
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  • ACC aims to educate prospects about new academic policies

    Sam Cooper
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    A few months after the NCAA announced that it would institute a handful of new academic policies beginning in 2016, the ACC has launched an initiative to make college prospects more aware of the changes. For prospective Division I student-athletes who are graduating from high school in 2016 or later, the student-athlete must graduate with a 2.3 GPA in order to be eligible as a true freshman in college. With this new requirement and others on the way, the ACC released a video to get the word out to prospects. In addition to the 2.3 GPA requirement, student-athletes will be required to complete…
  • Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow reveals he has degenerative muscle disease

    David Brown
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    When the San Francisco Giants hit the road, Mike Krukow's longtime TV broadcast partner, Duane Kuiper, carries his friend's bags, like a Sherpa might, because Krukow cannot do it safely. What's wrong with Krukow? For the past eight years, he revealed in a San Francisco Chronicle story published Tuesday, a degenerative muscle disease called inclusion-body myositis has changed Krukow's life. The condition isn't fatal, but it can be physically limiting, intensely stressful and monumentally frustrating for Krukow, who pitched in the majors with the Giants, Phillies and Cubs and was used to —…
  • Leafs take a gamble on David Booth at one year, $1.1 million

    Harrison Mooney
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    It's been a busy Tuesday for the Toronto Maple Leafs. First, they announced the dismissal of two members of their front office, as well as the addition of 28-year-old wunderkind Kyle Dubas.  Then, mere hours later, they added to their on-ice product as well, signing lovable weirdo David Booth to a one-year, $1.1 million deal. It's a low-risk move, a steal, and it, like the Dubas signing, speaks to a team beginning to get a sense of how to use analytics to their advantage. (One wonders if the two acquisitions are in any way connected. I'd hazard a guess that they are.) Booth had one year…
  • Mario Balotelli demonstrates unique ironing method in brilliant Instagram video

    Brooks Peck
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Confirming former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli's assertion the day before that Mario Balotelli is "fundamentally a good guy" who "lives in a place that is far away from reality," the Milan striker posted a video on Instagram of himself dancing while ironing a shirt, reading Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography and listening to Biggie Smalls. Given all the Puma product placement (and the fact that Mario is ironing right over the logo of his shirt), there's a good chance this is a viral marketing campaign. But Balotelli executes it so delightfully that it really doesn't matter. This is how I…
  • British Open ratings down despite a lot of young names being involved

    Shane Bacon
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    While the new generation in golf might be great at pumping their own brands and wearing flashy outfits, it isn't translating in viewership, at least not this past weekend at Royal Liverpool. The final round of the 2014 British Open was the lowest since ESPN took over broadcasting the championship in 2009 and was down 26 percent from last year's incredible finish by Phil Mickelson to claim his only Claret Jug. Despite Rory McIlroy making history at Royal Liverpool and both Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia making charges in that final round, the numbers showed what has continued to be a trend…
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  • Is Fox Sports Sexist?

    Anthony B
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    Fox Sports has made decisions that I don’t agree with. They relate to women and it has this sports fan asking this question; is Fox Sports Sexist? This is an opinion piece and I look at a couple of incidents that have me shaking my head. Sexism in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Devastated Argentinian Fans a Beautiful Site for this Soccer Fan

    Anthony B
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Seeing the crying, heartbroken and devastated Argentinian fans after Germany’s victory over Argentina in the World Cup Final was a beautiful site for me. It made my day that millions of people in Argentina were devastated by their team’s loss in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tears Pour Down from the Brazilian Soccer Gods

    Anthony B
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    As it rains in Rio tonight, it seems as if the Brazilian soccer gods are mourning Germany's destruction of Brazil in today's semi-final match. The soccer Gods are weeping. They are crying and they must know that this loss and the way that the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Suarez Takes a Bite Out of Italy

    Anthony B
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Luis Suarez is today's Fool of the Day. It looked like Luis Suarez bit Italian player Giorgio Chiellini during the teams' final group stage match. Uruguay would score moments later and win the game and knock out stage. The loss was very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ghona - Drama in USA vs. Ghana World Cup Match

    Anthony B
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    When team USA scored just thirty seconds into their match with Ghana on a beautiful goal by Clint Dempsey, it looked like the USA might roll onto victory. History told us that this match would be a tight affair and would come down to some dramatic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Musonye tips trailing Stars to progress

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 – Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye, has expressed confidence Harambee Stars will overturn their 1-0 deficit and overcome Lesotho in the home leg of their second round clash to progress to the 2015 Afcon group qualifiers. A Bushi Moletsane’s 70th minute goal left Stars with a mountain to climb and need at least 2-0 win in Nakuru next weekend to advance as the regional governing boss calling upon his compatriots to rally behind the team. “I’m sure Stars will qualify to the Group stage. What the team needs is support from everyone including the…
  • Dunga gets second chance as Brazil coach

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 22-Dunga won the World Cup as a player for Brazil and now the country is giving him a second chance to get the trophy as a coach. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) named Dunga, 50, to run the national team after Luis Felipe Scolari’s humiliation at the World Cup this month, including a devastating 7-1 defeat by Germany. Dunga was previously in charge from 2006 until 2010, when he paid the price for World Cup failure — Brazil were beaten in the quarter-final. He did win the 2007 Copa America and the Confederations Cup in 2009 however after he replaced…
  • Klopp: United targets Reus, Mats not for sale

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    LONDON, July 22-Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed reports suggesting Marco Reus and Mats Hummels could leave this off-season. Reus has been a long-time target for Manchester United while Hummels has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford following his outstanding showing for Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Reports surfaced earlier this week claiming that the Red Devils had agreed a fee of £16 million for the 25-year-old defender, with a medical likely to take place at United’s Carrington training ground later this week. However, Klopp has…
  • K’Ogalo face Ugandan test in Cecafa opener

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, July 22 – Kenyan titleholders, Gor Mahia will open their quest to win their first Cecafa Club Championships in 29 years against Kampala Capital City Authority when action gets underway on August 8 in Kigali, Rwanda. K’Ogalo will then face Burundi’s Flambeau de l’Est, hosts APR and Telecom of Djibouti to round their five-team tricky Pool B assignment according to fixtures released by Cecafa secretary general, Nicholas Musonye, Tuesday. Gor will be seeking revenge against the Rwandese who hit them 6-1 on aggregate at the 2009 CAF Confederations Cup in a group where three…
  • At last, Real get their happy James

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    MADRID, July 22 – Real Madrid on Tuesday signed Colombian striker James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup, from Monaco on a six season contract. Neither team gave the transfer fee, but Spanish media have spoken of a figure of between EUR75 million and EUR80 million. Rodriguez, 23, scored six goals for Colombia at the World Cup to win the Golden Boot award. The 23-year-old will be unveiled at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium at 8:00 p.m. (1800 GMT), the club said in a statement. Shortly before the announcement, Rodriguez posed for pictures and gave the thumbs up…
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    No Guts, No Glory

  • Les Miles reads Greg McElroy on ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie”

    J Will
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    A couple of weeks ago, former Alabama QB Greg McElroy ruffled a few feathers with a statement he made in regards to Nick Saban. McElroy who now works for ESPN stated that the effects of Nick Saban leaving for Miami are still being felt at LSU ten years later. Well that statement didn’t go over too well with the LSU fan base. LSU head coach Les Miles was at ESPN yesterday and joined McElroy and others on the telecast “Numbers Don’t Lie. After talking about eating grass and other topics, Miles kind of interrupted the sign off and stared at McElroy and began to read him on his…
  • Football recruit suspected in dormitory burglary while visiting the University of Georgia

    J Will
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Over the weekend, the University of Georgia hosted an event called “Dawg Night”. The annual event hosted hundreds of recruits looking to make a name for themselves. One recruit made a name for himself but not in a good way. UGA police are investigating a dormitory burglary involving a recruit. “We do have the person identified,” UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We know them to be visiting our campus as a football recruit. How he got access to the residence hall, an access-controlled facility, was he was spending the night with two…
  • Eli Manning admits he is a little nervous in the Giants new offense

    J Will
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    New York Giants QB Eli Manning is looking to redeem himself after having the worst season in his career. Manning threw a career high 27 interceptions with only 18 touchdowns. In comes new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo to help right the ship. That’s the goods news, the bad news is that Manning says that he is a little nervous in the Giants’ new offense. “Yeah, it is different. You come into the season a little nervous; you just don’t have [the same comfort],’’ Manning said Monday as the Giants opened training camp. “You have a good feel for it, but not to where I want…
  • Seahawks fans want to build a statue celebrating Richard Sherman’s famous tip

    J Will
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    As we all know, last year’s NFC Championship Game between the 49ers and Seahawks will be remembered for many reasons. One of those reasons is the play that Richard Sherman to tip a pass that led to an interception that sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl. To celebrate that moment, two Seahawks fans named Joe Michaels and Chris Bauer are trying to raise money to build a statue to commemorate “The Tip”. That moment “makes every Seahawks fan’s hair on the back of their neck stand up and tingle,” Michaels said Monday during their announcement on Sports Radio KJR. “That…
  • Marcell Dareus placed on active/non-football injury list after failing conditioning test

    J Will
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Buffalo Bills kicked off the NFL training camp circuit when they opened their camp Saturday. One of the big story from Saturday was about Pro Bowl DE Marcell Dareus. It has been a rough offseason for Dareus as he was arrested on placed Dareus on the NFL’s active/non-football injury list but no one knew why. Saturday, the Bills Twitter account gave everyone the answer when they posted a tweet from head coach Doug Marrone. Doug Marrone: DT Marcell Dareus failed his conditioning test upon reporting for camp. "He needs to focus on getting himself ready" — Buffalo…
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    CoachUp Blog

  • 5 Core Values Every Youth Sports Team Should Have

    Janis Meredith
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If every youth sports team took the time to list their core values and then worked to implement them throughout the season, I think that things might look a bit differently in today’s youth sports culture. Coaches and parents are so busy buying uniforms, finding a place to practice, setting up volunteer lists, and organizing equipment that it’s way too easy for them to forget the value of youth sports. If you are a coach, or a parent with influence on your child’s team, it’s time to establish some team core values. These are my top 5, in no specific order: Strive for Excellence…
  • Are You Ready to Go Barefoot? Your Barefoot Running Test

    Joanna Murphy
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Barefoot running has become a popular trend in recent years, infusing the market with many options for barefoot and minimal footwear. While running in these shoes may seem exciting and interesting, they also increase the workload that the body is used to doing, and force the body to stabilize and support itself in new ways. Inadequate strength and stability open the door for injuries to occur. Use these tests to assess whether or not you’re ready for a minimal ride. Hip Stability The gluteal muscles are more than just the powerful gluteus maximus. The gluteus minimus and gluteus medius are…
  • Former Professional Camille Murphy’s Passion for Basketball Coaching

    Billy Hubschman
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    Camille Murphy simply loves basketball. Growing up in a house full of boys who loved sports, she was constantly living and breathing the game at a young age. As she grew up, Camille would watch the likes of Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury in her home state of New York, as they’d eventually become NBA superstars. With guidance from the likes of Jamie Grimshaw (assistant varsity basketball coach at Corcoran High School), Doc Gallivan (AAU coach), Andy Landers (head coach at the University of Georgia), and, most importantly, her father, Camille would soon make a name for herself in the…
  • 13 Affordable Sport Events in New England for Summer 2014

    Dave Miller
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    When it comes to entertaining activities in the Northeast, there are plenty of hidden gems that are also quite cheap. Check out our list of the top 13 affordable sport events in the greater Boston and New England area this summer. Minor League Baseball: 1. AAA: Pawtucket Red Sox (Pawtucket, Rhode Island) Tickets are $5-12. McCoy stadium can seat just over 10,000 spectators and showcases some of the top talent in the Red Sox farm system. Be sure to check out Dollar Menu Mondays for some cheap eats. 2. AA: New Britain Rock Cats (New Britain, Connecticut) New Britain Stadium, which seats about…
  • The Open Championship Preview

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In 2006, Tiger Woods decided to play the British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf Club hitting only one driver the entire tournament. That year, the temperatures were in the 80s and there was very little rain, which made the fairways firm and dry causing the ball to roll over one hundred yards. Woods knew that if he hit his driver he would lose precision and it would lead to big numbers, thus he was more aggressive in his approach and used many irons hoping to hit his fairways. This strategy led him to victory and his third Open Championship title.  This year, the Open returns to the Royal…
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    My Football Mentor: Football Training & Coaching Videos for Receivers, Quarterbacks, Running Backs

  • GoPro in QB Action

    Brad DeHaven
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Who said the GoPro was only for surfers and snowboarders?!  We are starting to see more and more helmets with a GoPro.
  • O-Line: The double team

    Brad DeHaven
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    Teaching an offensive line to work together is the most vital part to the success of an offense. From pass blocking to picking up a blitzing defensive player, a lineman must be ready to help his fellow teammate. One key fundamental which I feel should be taught is the double team. This can be done between the center and guard, guard and tackle, as well as tackle and TE. In my opinion the double team starts from the split between the lineman. If the lineman are too far apart, it will take too long for them to work together. By the time they do get to a position where they can function as one,…
  • What Kind of Man

    Brad DeHaven
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    It’s a short film about balance and contentment. About loving something and having to let it go. What Kind of Man, follows Nate Brinkley, a career football player that gets the life knocked into him.
  • Auburn’s Davis runs back missed field goal for TD

    Brad DeHaven
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Davis’ return tied the longest field goal return in college football history. Some, including Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post, called it the single best ending in the history of sport. Here is part of Davis’ acceptance speech at the 2014 ESPY where he won ‘Best Play of the Year.’ I wish they had 10 more of these so I could give to my other teammates who were on the field at that time.” Without them. I wouldn’t be standing here today. Being nominated for an award is great, but winning one leaves an unbelievable feeling. I want to thank the Auburn family,…
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    Brad DeHaven
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
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    Free Sports Picks

  • Preseason Top 25: #1 Florida State Seminoles

    Adam Burke
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    The Preseason AP Top 25 poll won’t come out until next month, but here at, we’re giving you a Top 25 from a betting perspective. Using power ratings to determine the top 25 teams in college football, readers will have the opportunity to look at what the preseason Top 25 might look like if designed by a bettor. Each article will feature a preview of that team with a write-up for each position and an explanation of why the position group was rated that way and some further insight into the methodology of creating power ratings. The Methodology: Each team is rated up to 100…
  • MLB Pick of the Day: July 22 2014

    Donald Phillips
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    MLB Pick of the Day Record: 52-51-1 -627 units GAME: San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 22 – 7:05 PM EST WHERE: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA PITCHING MATCHUP: SF – Yusmeiro Petit (R) vs PHI – Fausto Carmona (R) LATEST ODDS: Giants -115 Total 8.5 The San Francisco Giants have won 3 out of their last 4 matchups outscoring their opponents 24 to 12 and that mini run ties them for 1st in the Western Division of the National League. The San Francisco Giants’ record of 25-18 (.581) on the road ranks as the 3rd best mark in the National…
  • Free MLB Picks: July 22, 2014

    Cole Ryan
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    The Major League Baseball has hit a crucial point in the season. This is the time that teams will find out if they are contenders or if they are pretenders.  These few weeks will see teams rise to the occasion and make a run for the playoffs, while others will begin to fade off and trade off some of their pieces. For the baseball handicapper, the sooner that they can identify these teams the better that it will be. These picks for today try and focus on these teams and how they can provide value during this time of the season. Make sure to check back on a regular basis as we will post our…
  • MLB Network Tuesday Night Baseball Free Picks

    Adam Burke
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    A couple of National League games will be on MLB Network on Tuesday night with regional coverage of Miami at Atlanta and San Francisco at Philadelphia. Matchup: Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Date/Time: July 22, 7:05 p.m. ET TV: MLB Network MLB Betting Odds From 5Dimes Sportsbook Probable Starters: MIA: Jacob Turner (2-6, 6.22) v. ATL: Mike Minor (3-5, 4.86) Moneyline: Atlanta -181 Total: 7.5 -120/100 The Marlins managed to snag Game 1 of the series on Monday night with an extra-inning triumph over the Braves. The Braves loss, coupled with a Nationals win, put the Braves in second place by a…
  • MLB Betting Trends for Series Starting 7/21 and 7/22

    Kyle Hunter
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    The All-Star break has come and gone and now is the time where the contenders and pretenders get sorted out. Can Milwaukee hold off St. Louis or Pittsburgh in the logjam that is the NL Central? Can Baltimore hold off the entire AL East in a division that could get very interesting? Just a little over two months left in the Major League Baseball regular season. BangtheBook wants to give you more information to make your baseball bets winning ones this year. We will be posting this MLB trends article two times each week. Expect this article on Monday’s and Thursday’s of each week. This…
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    Simply Swim Blog

  • Keri-Anne Payne’s Top 3 Tips for Open Water Swimming

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
      What are your top 3 tips for open water swimming? 1. So one of my top 3 tips would be that if you’re doing a open water swim and it’s a little chilly, I’d get in the water before you do your race, just so you can acclimatise yourself and acclimatise your body to the temperature of the water, and then get back out and do a bit of a land warm up and then you’ll be ready to do your race, you wont even feel the cold if it’s cold. 2. A second tip for me would be if your a little wary of a mass start, if you’re worried about being hit or getting swum over or something like that,…
  • Simply Swim Interviews: Keri-Anne Payne

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Earlier this week we were thrilled to be invited up to Blenheim Palace by British Gas Swimming to chat about their Swim Britain Event, which is due to be held there this September. It’s also where Open Water Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist Keri-Anne Payne will be right there swimming with you! It was a beautiful day at the palace and the lake looked pretty inviting, so definitely check out the Swim Britain website to find out more about how you could be diving in this summer. We had the pleasure of meeting Keri-Anne on the day and she kindly answered a few questions for us, so if…
  • How to choose a triathlon wetsuit

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    If you are new to triathlon or are unsure of what type of wetsuit to buy, the available options can be quite daunting. So we’ve put this blog post together to ensure you know all the relevant information when choosing the right wetsuit for you.   Regulations When buying a wetsuit it is firstly important to ensure you understand regulations as the triathlon event you are taking part in may not allow wetsuits to be worn. As a general guide, regulations specify that you cannot wear a wetsuit if: If you are swimming a distance of less than 2000 meters and the water temperature is greater…
  • Strength Training for Swimmers

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Strength training can be hugely beneficial to swimming performance, whether you’re an elite level athlete training for an international even or a club level swimmer looking to improve your 100m backstroke PB. However, as with any strength training programme for a specific sporting discipline, it is important that you focus on incorporating movements and lifts that are relevant to the mechanics of your sport. By that I mean don’t head to your computer, Google ‘strength training’, and print off any old workout. And while that 20 stone Lithuanian gentleman in your gym might be able to…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Open Water : Be Free With Your Swimming And Head To The Great Outdoors

    Richard Watts
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    Swimming in open water whether it be in a lake, or in a vast ocean can be one of the most sensational and relaxing experiences you will ever have! Some of you will swim in the ‘big blue’ for competition and others will as a release from the daily grind and for a bit of adventure. No matter your reason, this small series will look at how to initiate yourself into this fascinating and diverse world of open water swimming. First things first, as with all my first blogs for a series we will look at what you will need for your open water adventure. There are other bits and bobs you…
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    Sport Seasons Blog

  • Running the Race Across the Spectrum 5K

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    This past weekend I participated in the Race Across the Spectrum 5K at Crockett Park in Brentwood.  It was a benefit for The Brown Center which is a non-profit organization that helps children with Autism. The community support and sponsorship was amazing!  Several companies including Sport Seasons, Pure Protein, Lindell Jewelers, and Vanderbilt University made donations to this race.  There was just shy of 300 participants. It is a newer 5K so hopefully the turnout will grow each year.  It is definitely a race that you could walk, run, or even push a stroller.  It was definitely hot and…
  • If Everybody Ran – The Emotional Benefits of Running

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    “Running is about finding your inner peace, and so is a life well lived….Run with your heart.” -Dean Karnazes If you have read even a few of my blogs, then you know what a big fan I am of sweets.  It doesn’t take me long to get enough points at the yogurt place to score a free one.  That is one reason I have always kept up with my running. I eat healthy, but I believe in living, so when I want ice cream, I eat it!  The truth of the matter is however, that what running has done for me emotionally is so much more important than what it has done for me physically.  As it is for many,…
  • Still Time to Sign Up: Race Across the Spectrum 5K

    1 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Even before the starting signal goes off, the runners’ heart rates pick up with anticipation. What motivates them varies as much as the runners themselves but the single event that brings them out this particular Saturday: The 2014 Race Across the Spectrum 5K benefitting the Brown Center for Autism. This year, the Race Across the Spectrum 5K will be held Saturday, July 12th. Proceeds from the race go to the Brown Center which provides service for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, including assessment, counseling, education and therapy services. Sign up for this…
  • Running the RC Cola and MoonPie 10 Miler: Always Fun!

    28 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    This past weekend I participated in one of my very favorite races of the year, the RC Cola and MoonPie 10 mile run in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.  The town of Bell Buckle has a population of about 500 people and normally 700-1000 people run the race.  This is a very big day for the city of Bell Buckle.  Not only is there a race, there is a festival all day with crafts, tons of food, and even some clogging!  It truly is like no other race I have ever been to.  For years I have always gone with a group of friends, and it is a guaranteed good time. As you can imagine, it is 10 miles of wide…
  • Saucony Ride 7 Review

    20 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I am guessing that over the last 18 years I have bought well over 75 pairs of running shoes. I would also say that ninety percent of those have been Saucony. I have always worn one of Saucony’s neutral, cushion running shoes. Years ago I started with the Grid Webb which eventually became the Grid Triumph. After one revision of the Triumph I didn’t care for, I switched to the Saucony Ride . I have pretty much been a huge fan since the switch. The Ride is actually a less expensive shoe than the Triumph, yet to me offers the same comfort at an even lighter weight. I can’t even begin to…
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    Women Play Ball

  • Tatum Edwards Shines In 3-2 Victory

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Tatum Edwards – PA RebellionCourtesy of National Pro Fastpitch Washington, PA – After earning the nickname of “TNT” by teammates at the University of Nebraska, Taylor and Tatum Edwards ventured into professional softball. In just her second professional game throwing to her twin sister, Tatum Edwards was dynamic as she carried the Pennsylvania Rebellion to a 3-2 victory over the Akron Racers. Before her exit in the middle of the fifth inning, Tatum was stellar in the circle for the Rebellion, pitching her way to her first victory of the year. She allowed no runs and blanked four…
  • Osterman’s 10 K’s Lead USSSA Pride To 5-0 Victory Against The Bandits

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
      Cat Osterman Photo Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch Kissimmee, FL – A three-run second and a two-run fifth were all Cat Osterman and the USSSA Florida Pride needed for a 5-0 victory against the Chicago Bandits Sunday night at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex. Amanda Kamekona’s sacrifice fly to left field in the second inning proved to be the game winner. After Andrea Duran walked, Kelly Kretschman ripped a double to right center in the bottom of the second. Kamekona then lined a sacrifice fly to left field to score Duran. Two batters later Courtney Ceo laced a triple over…
  • Santa Clara Softball Adds Matt Lisle to Coaching Staff

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Coming off the first year of West Coast Conference softball, Santa Clara softball head coach Lisa Mize has added Matt Lisle to her staff as an assistant coach. He will be in charge of coaching the hitters, recruiting, and camps. Lisle comes to Santa Clara after serving as the lead assistant coach at Cal State University – East Bay during the 2013-2014 season. He will continue to serve as an Associate Scout for the Detroit Tigers where he helps to identify and evaluate amateur & professional prospects in the Northern California area for the organization.
  • Arizona’s Candrea Named ICON Award Recipient

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Reno, NV– One Dream Zero Distraction LLC (1DZD) is proud to announce the recipient of the 2014 Custom Eyeware Designs ICON Award which will be part of the 1 Dream Awards.  This year’s recipient is Mike Candrea, Head Softball Coach, University of Arizona.  The ICON Award honors Coach Candrea’s impact on the lives of many over his 30 plus years in softball and his overall impact on the game. The 1 Dream Awards will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 1DZD, CEO, Ondra Berry II, will announce the finalists for the remaining…
  • Molloy College Has 6 Squads Earn 2013-14 ECC Academic Team of Excellence Awards

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - On Thursday, the East Coast Conference announced the recipients of the ECC Academic Teams of Excellence Award for the 2013-14 academic year. The ECC Academic Teams of Excellence Award is presented to the team with the highest cumulative grade point average in their respective sport. The 17 teams honored for the excellence in the classroom during the 2013-14 season combined for a 3.375 gpa. Molloy College led the way with six teams honored. Roberts Wesleyan and Bridgeport were runner-ups with three teams apiece. “Congratulations on another outstanding job by all…
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    Hockey Tracker

  • New Jersey Devils 2014 Draft Review

    Peter Rossi
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
      During the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils had six selections available to them. Many felt that the team should go after some scoring prospects, and leave the defensemen and goalies to other teams. Having Cory Schneider at the time primed to sign a long term contract extension, the team did not
  • Giving the Devil His Due

    Peter Rossi
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    When the hockey world saw Lou Lamoriello execute the steal of the century when he traded the Devils’ first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft to Vancouver in exchange for goaltender Cory Schneider, it signaled that times were changing in the Garden State. That season, Martin Brodeur and Cory Schneider split the work load
  • NHL Rumors 09/07/14

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Red Wings, Capitals, Blue Jackets, Flyers and many more: Columbus Dispatch reports contract talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen have not gone past the initial offers from both sides. reports the signing of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik means that Mike Green’s with the Washington Capitals could be numbered. also reports the Detroit Red Wings would
  • Leafs Report: Post Draft/Free Agent Frenzy Update

    Clark Munroe
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    On a day that many predicted would be full of trades and movement, the NHL Draft maintained a level of calmness. Not too many trades were made at all on day 1 and the order of the top 10 remained the same, which meant the Leafs made their selection at 8. William Nylander was selected
  • NHL Rumors 06/07/14

    6 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Leafs, Flyers, Predators, Capitals and many more: ESPN reports the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers were interested in Brad Richards before he signed with the Blackhawks. ESPN also reports the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings were interested in Dan Boyle before he signed with the Rangers. ESPN lists
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  • NFL Training Camp is a Week Away – Hooters Broadcast

    Lake Lewis Jr
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    SportsJourney Host Lake Lewis talks Washington Redskins, World Cup, and LeBron James with SportsJourney NFL Reporter Diane Chesebrough and others live from Hooters in Fairfax VA. SportsJourney will be covering Redskins training camp live from Richmond, Virginia from July 23rd – August 12th. The post NFL Training Camp is a Week Away – Hooters Broadcast appeared first on
  • Keyon Dooling: From Adversity to Courage and Hope

    Lake Lewis Jr
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    SportsJourney Host Lake Lewis, Jr., speaks with former NBA player Keyon Dooling about his new book “What’s Driving You.”  The book entails Keyon’s trauma he endured as a child who was sexually assaulted. The post Keyon Dooling: From Adversity to Courage and Hope appeared first on
  • Fullback Stephen Campbell Signed by Redskins

    Diane Chesebrough
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:19 pm
    The Washington Redskins added another fullback to the team when they signed West Virginia Wesleyan grad Stephen Campbell this week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Campbell (6’1″, 245 lbs.) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in April of this year after he took part in the NFL’s Super Regional Combine in Detroit. He was waived by the team on May 12, however, after just three-and-a-half weeks. In this current NFL, fullbacks need to be able to catch the ball as much as they need to fulfill their traditional duties.
  • NFL: Redskins Change Fan Appreciation Day Practice Time

    Diane Chesebrough
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
      Robert Griffin, III greets a long-time Redskins fans at training camp 2013 The Washington Redskins have announced that their annual Fan Appreciation Day practice, which takes place during training camp, has changed from noon to 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. Fo the second year in a row, the team’s training camp will take place at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va., away from their facility in Ashburn. While more of a distance for many fans to go to attend the practices, this is what long-long-time Redskins fans are more used to. For many years…
  • Redskins to Host Military Appreciation Day

    Diane Chesebrough
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
      The Washington Redskins’ official military appreciation club, Redskins Salute, will host Military Appreciation Day for service members and their families at FedExField this Sunday, July 13 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The free event will include exclusive giveaways (a free raffle), live entertainment (from Cashless Society), stadium tours and photo opportunities. Current Redskins’ players (fullback) Darrel Young and (rookie linebacker) Trent Murphy will be there as well as several Redskins alumni. The Redskins cheerleaders will perform a military-themed presentation for the crowd.
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  • Braxton Miller Added to The Davey O’Brien Trophy Watch List

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller has just been added to the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award for the upcoming NCAA season.Miller,a Buckeye senior was among the thirty nine QBs named to the list just late this week. That’s a lot of quarterbacks. Miller was a noted finalist two years ago for the award, along with Collin Klein of Kansas State and Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner hailing from Texas A&M. He could be a front runner again if OSU has a great season.
  • Daniel Giddens To Join The Ohio State Men's Basketball Team

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Daniel Giddens is to join the recruiting class of the 2015 Ohio State Men's basketball team. The coach has a history of recruiting basketball team hopefuls by taking them to the university's football games. With this approach, the potential new players can experience the dedication of the Buckeyes fans. Giddens had already made his official campus visit after committing to becoming the fourth new recruit on the basketball team. He visited on June 27th through the 29th with his family. He felt it was the perfect time to see the team's summer training regimen. He decided to visit the school…
  • Squads Decline LaQuinton Ross And Aaron Craft For NBA Draft

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    English: Daequan Cook playing with the Miami Heat (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It has taken almost a decade, but finally there was an NBA draft yesterday, that did not call a player from Ohio State. Both LaQuinton Ross (small forward) and Aaron Craft (point guard) were left out of the sixty players chosen over a couple of rounds. Each player is likely to enroll with a squad on a freelance basis, to participate in the July NBA summer tournament, and attempt to gain an invite to a squad's pre season training base.
  • Kevin Feder And His Commitment To Ohio State

    25 Jun 2014 | 1:47 am
    Soccer may reign as the athletic competition of the summer for many sports enthusiasts, but Urban Meyer and his dedicated coaching staff have been gearing up for their 2015 season. Meyer and his team have secured Ramsey, New Jersey player Kevin Feder as their tenth commitment for their burgeoning 2015 class. The six foot nine, 305 pound Feder had previously committed to play for the University of Miami at the beginning of the year. He wanted to be absolutely sure about his choice, and this is what led him to review his options a bit further. The Buckeyes had always peaked his curiosity, and…
  • Dre’Mont Jones Opens Up On His Commitment To The State Of Ohio

    20 Jun 2014 | 4:06 am
    The recent recruitment exercise of Ohio State continues today after Dre'Mont Jones, a defensive end from St. Ignatius, Cleveland (OH), committed himself to the State of Ohio coming second after Nick Conner, a linebacker of Scioto Dublin (OH), signed up yesterday. Dre'Monte Jones made the commitment to Larry Johnson, the defensive line coach of Ohio State even in absence of Urban Meyer today. Johnson, together with other coaches of Buckeye congratulated Jones on his commitment to the State of Ohio at Woody Hayes Athletic Center where they camped today.
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    Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides

  • 2014 NFL Props Betting: The Playoffs

    David Grant
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    In the world of NFL futures and props, teams making the playoffs are a fun and potentially profitable bet to make. The Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2014 NFL Futures: Super Bowl Winners Odds and Free Picks

    David Grant
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Who is going to win it all? Will the Seahawks follow-up their dominating 2013 Super Bowl win with an encore or were Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2014 NFL Futures: Super Bowl Teams Odds and Free Picks

    David Grant
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Do you love to make long shot bets? Then this is very exciting, it’s the team odds for making the 2014 Super Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2014 NFL FUTURES: Rushing Yards Odds and Free Picks

    David Grant
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Winning the rushing title is a brutal accomplishment, often won with a combination of playing through injuries and luck of not suffering Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2014 NFL Futures: Passing Yards Odds and Free Picks

    David Grant
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    One of my favorite futures bets is quarterback passing yards. Essentially, who is going to be throwing the ball all over like Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
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    High School Illustrated

  • Tennis Duo: Eric Tseng and Drew Dawson Power Successful UHS Tennis

    High School Illustrated
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    By Deborah Tsogbe All great athletic programs have length in the form of a strong history; and depth with great talent. The University High School tennis team fills out both dimensions as it earned a legacy as one of the best tennis programs in Southern California. The numbers indicate the length of the program’s success: 193 wins and only six losses within the last nine years, fourteen former players currently playing college college tennis. Add to this show of strength are eight straight CIF title matches and 103 successive high school dual-match wins. Tradition. Success. A big part…
  • Fitness: Creating Rotational Power for Sports

    High School Illustrated
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    Power can be defined as the ability to exert maximal force as quickly as possible. In sports such as ice hockey, baseball and golf rotational power is a prime attribute for an athlete. How an athlete develops the power, how efficiently they develop the power, how much power is developed and how the power is controlled and decelerated all play factors on performance as well as prevention of injuries. Improving power is nothing new in the training world, but how we do it has vastly changed over the years. Olympic lifting has been proven to develop power and has been around forever, but is it…
  • Fierceness on the Field: Riley Eggeman’s Formula for Success

    High School Illustrated
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:01 am
    by Yasmeen Alshabasy She cradles, she passes, and she catches; the mesh of Riley Eggeman’s lacrosse stick is always hugging the surface of a ball, ready to rocket it across the line of the opponent’s goal. Riley was recently named the Orange County Register’s Player of the Year for lacrosse; distinction which goes along with many other accolades and accomplishments over the years. Riley currently attends Capistrano Valley High School and plans to attend the University of Denver in the Fall with a Lacrosse and Academic scholarship. Riley selected Denver from several other…
  • Got a Job? Finding a Summer Job or Internship

    High School Illustrated
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Thinking about a summer job? As more people continue to compete for fewer openings, you’ll need to start looking early, do your research, and apply to more positions. So it’s more important than ever to have a job search plan. What’s the Right Job for Me? To find a job that’s right for you, make a list of your interests and strengths, as well as your dislikes and the things you need some improvement in, and keep them in mind as you look for a job. For example, if you love books or writing, a job in a bookstore or library might be perfect for you. But if little kids…
  • Field of Dreams: No. 3 Nationally Ranked Chase Strumpf Hard Work and Dedication is Beginning to Pay Off

    High School Illustrated
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:36 am
    By Kendall Murtha Watching Chase Strumpf send balls sailing over the heads of his opponents, it’s hard to believe that this kind of power and ease is coming from a high school sophomore. But continuously raising expectations is nothing new to Chase. He ranked no. 3 in his age group by Baseball America, proved he’s someone to watch even before he debuted on JSerra Catholic High School’s Varsity team. Although he played soccer and basketball as a child, baseball was always Chase’s true passion. “I tried everything, but in the end it was always baseball,” he…
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  • Tim Hardaway Jr. dominates NBA Summer League, Nik Stauskas wins title

    Dylan Burkhardt
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    It’s been a productive summer for former Wolverines at the next level. Mitch McGary was one of the stars of the Orlando Summer League before Tim Hardaway Jr. tore up the Las Vegas Summer League. Hardaway’s NBA career continues to blossom. He averaged 22.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in Summer League action, checking in as the No. 2 scorer in Las Vegas. Hardway earned an invite to participate with the USA Basketball select team, but it also appears that the New York Knicks are ready to start building around him as they look to trade other pieces including J.R.
  • Caris LeVert listed at 6-foot-7, 200 pounds on latest roster

    Dylan Burkhardt
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Caris LeVert in 2012 and 2014 (H/T: @nickbaumgardner Michigan updated its roster for the second time this month and has now published heights and weights for all incoming freshmen and returning players. Caris LeVert is listed at an impressive 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds after entering college two years ago at 6-foot-5, 165 pounds. LeVert underwent foot surgery this offseason, but is expected to be getting back close to health. In a YouTube video and interview published on June 25th, the 6-foot-7 wing reported that his rehab is going smoothly. “Surgery was (in early June) on the left side of…
  • Video: Seth Towns Adidas All In Highlights

    Dylan Burkhardt
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Seth Towns was a top performer at the Adidas All In tournament over the weekend and 3rd Coast Hoops put together this highlight video of Towns in action. Towns holds offers from Michigan and Iowa and is also hearing from UCLA among many others. More July Recruiting Videos Peach Jam Highlights: Jalen Coleman Peach Jam Highlights: Prince Ali Peach Jam Highlights: Tyus Battle Peach Jam Highlights: Kenny Williams
  • Recruiting Roundup: Peach Jam Wrap Up

    Dylan Burkhardt
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    The second evaluation period of July was headlined by the Nike Peach Jam, where Michigan head coach John Beilein spent the majority of his recruiting time throughout the long weekend. 2016 Wolverine offeree Tyus Battle was among the standouts of the event, averaging 14 points per game and carrying his team to the event’s semifinals, but a number of other Wolverine targets impressed as well. Here’s a rundown of statistical performances from Michigan targets in attendance. Nike Peach Jam Stats [Michigan Targets] Name Team PPG FGM FGA FG% eFG% FTM FTA FT% 3PM 3PA 3P% Jalen Brunson FIRE 20.8…
  • Peach Jam Highlights: Jalen Coleman

    Dylan Burkhardt
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Jalen Coleman is one of three prospects with a Michigan offer in the class of 2015 and the top-40 guard continued his impressive summer at the Nike Peach Jam over the weekend. Watch highlights of Coleman in action during the first two days of the tournament below. More Peach Jam Highlights Peach Jam Highlights: Prince Ali Peach Jam Highlights: Tyus Battle Peach Jam Highlights: Kenny Williams
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  • Universal Sports and IAAF extend partnership through 2019

    By Catherine Philbin |
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    Universal Sports Network and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced today a multiyear extension of their current media rights agreement to air IAAF’s marquee track & field events in the U.S. through 2019. The post Universal Sports and IAAF extend partnership through 2019 appeared first on
  • Watch World Junior Live Streaming Coverage; Day one schedule

    Sporting Alert Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    EUGENE (SportingAlert) -- The World Junior Championships get underway on Tuesday here in Eugene, Oregon, with Universal Sports Network and teaming up with the IAAF to bring live coverage. The post Watch World Junior Live Streaming Coverage; Day one schedule appeared first on
  • Transfer News: Real signs Colombian James Rodriguez

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    MADRID (SportingAlert) -- Real Madrid have signed Colombian playmaking forward James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee of £63 million deal. The club confirmed the capture of the 2014 World Cup star on its website at He is scheduled to be unveiled in the Spanish capital later on Tuesday afternoon. The post Transfer News: Real signs Colombian James Rodriguez appeared first on
  • Universal Sports, World Juniors Live Streaming

    By Catherine Philbin |
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Universal Sports Network will air LIVE TV and online coverage of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, from Tuesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 27. The post Universal Sports, World Juniors Live Streaming appeared first on
  • Manchester United odds of signing Mats Hummels cut to 2/5

    By Mark Morrison, Contributor
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    BERLIN (SportingAlert) -- Manchester United's odds on signing German center-back Mats Hummels have been cut to 2/5 on Monday evening, with reports in Spain claiming that he could make the move. The post Manchester United odds of signing Mats Hummels cut to 2/5 appeared first on
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    Visitors Section

  • The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show: Livest Show Yet

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Josh and Mike Mike and Josh show the guys get you ready to make new life choices and explore the new digs. Buckle in for another episode of the show within the show! Plus dumb animal tricks! Live!!! *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how awful the new Teenage Mutant Turtles movie looks and why couldn't they have just made a movie using the new Ninja Turtles Cartoon. *All audience members must be at…
  • The Visitors Section: Who needs teeth

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Tonight on the Visitors Section the guys solve a case for the FBI, look at Mike's broken tooth and say some stuff about stuff. 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 one rat tail clipping for inspection. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID must have a photo, your name, and birth date. Acceptable forms of identification include:…
  • The Visitors Section: This is not a rerun

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on the Visitors Section this is not a rerun. Josh gets back from Florida, Mike scores and all the people you know are in love with the guys. 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 one rap sampling of any part of a Crystal Pepsi commercial. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID must have a photo, your name, and birth date.
  • The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show: Fort Myers

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show the guys are live from Fort Myers, Florida. They play a rousing game of bite that man, what is football and much, much more! Also dumb animal tricks! *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and two hundred words on why Homestead is the Lawton, Oklahoma of Florida. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID…
  • Visitors Section: It's Always Cloudy In Sadadelphia

    23 Jun 2014 | 7:30 pm
    You wanted an NFL mope-athon? We got one for you! As we crawl through summer and the NFL news lay baron. The men of the Visitors Section will guide you through OTAs and Mini camps. They will also cover you the USA Men's National Team as the sweat it out in the jungle of Brasil. A special treat for Soccer bandwagoneers. *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 a short two hundred words or less paragraph about why Crow T. Robot will always and forever be better than Tom Servo *All…
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    UNPACKIN' it Ministries

  • Daily: The Other Side of The Tony Dungy Firestorm

    Ryan Leander
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Today on the show we provide a different voice and perspective on the Tony Dungy firestorm…Bryce challenges the mainstream media and their character assassination of Tony Dungy. Final Dungy Show 7-22-14
  • Daily: Dominance and Rory

    Ryan Leander
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    Today on the show, Bryce questions if we want dominance and dynasties in sports, explains his desire for nacho cheese always being yellow, and also talks about our two great coaches in Charlotte. 7-21-14 full show
  • 25 MINUTES of Faith Thought on NBA Free Agency and Energizing Interview with Scott Hanson, NFL RedZone Host

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Bryce brings on Scott Hanson, host of NFL RedZone, during this weekend’s 25-Minute show. Scott candidly shares his faith with Bryce, and also his heart for traveling around the world to serve others when given some down time from his fast-paced and fulfilling career with RedZone. Bryce tops off the half hour with a faith thought on winning with what God has given us.  25 MINUTE SHOW
  • 50 MINUTES of Comedy, Faith Talk, and Sports Stories with RedZone Host, Scott Hanson, and Comedian, Michael Jr.

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    On this weekend’s 50-Minute show, we are joined by two inspirational guests. Scott Hanson, host of NFL RedZone, comes on to tell us about his exciting career, how God changed his life from being a skeptic, and his desire to travel around the world to serve others during the “non-playing” football season. Michael Jr., a Christ-following comedian who tours and makes TV appearances, talks sports with Bryce and shares some funny (of course!) life experiences.  full 50 minute show 7-18-14
  • UNPACKIN’ it MINUTE: Winning With Who and What We’ve Got

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    With the NBA free agency frenzy winding down, rosters are becoming clearer. Once a team is put together, they must win with who they’ve got and make the most of the players they have. In life, I believe the mentality of winning with who we’ve got can be beneficial for us – whether sticking with our spouse during times of struggle or staying the course with our job when having conflict with our co-workers. Having that mindset is also important when using the gifts God has given us. We can spend our time wishing we had different gifts or different family members or different…
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    Sonoma County Sports Fans

  • SoCo Sports Fans 7-12-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    This week we interview Matthew Artz of the Oakland Tribune to get the inside scoop on the Oakland Coliseum. We also talk Richard Sherman, NFL MVP odds, and much more!
  • SoCo Sports Fans 7-5-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    This week we were joined by Ken Korach, the radio play-by-play announcer for the Oakland Athletics. We also talk Vernon Davis, the World Cup, and much more!
  • SoCo Sports Fans 6-28-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Hoop Dreams"In this week's episode, Elliott fills in for Danny, we interview John Hickey the A's beat writer of the Bay Area News Group, we discuss the NBA draft, the World Cup and much more!
  • SoCo Sports Fans 6-21-2014

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Sonoma Media Group Sonoma County Sports Fans 48 brought to you by McDonalds on KSRO 1350 AM and FM 1-0-3-5"This week we interviewed former Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, we talk 49ers, the World Cup and much more!
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    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:53 am
    "Cat Days of Summer"This week we are joined by the voice of the San Jose Sharks Dan Rusanowsky, but you can also hear him talking Nascar on Comcast SportsNet. Dano also tells us how he got kicked out of a San Francisco Giants game.
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  • The Power of Your Presence as a Pitcher

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Today on Facebook, I saw a post by Amanda Scarborough. Her words about a pitcher presences in the circle are spot on! I remember, years ago, seeing a young pitcher on a very new team. She played for a high school that JUST started their softball program. She wasn’t spectacular pitching wise. She did enough to keep her team in the game and stop any “big shots” from hurting her team. In short, she did a decent job as a pitcher. She was pitching outs. The only problem? Her team made error after error after error around her. Still, her demeanor, how she carried herself, how she…
  • How to get better faster, for free

    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Have you seen those posts on social media?  Or maybe you’ve seen stories on the news or gotten ” professional advice” from your doctor about bad “screens” are?  Various sources rant about how people nowadays “always” have their nose buried in their electronics, “never” talk to each other face to face anymore, and make you feel guilty for how life is passing you by while you sit staring at your phone or tablet. Well, I’m not one who buys into a lot of hype and I feel like that’s what a lot of this is.  After all, screens are…
  • One reason why you may not get the results you want

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Share this article: Click Here to Tweet The other day I asked my daughter, 14, to take some things out of the fridge to give to the dog because they’d been in there a while and, while we may not want to eat them, they make perfectly good dog food (yes, we feed our dog a raw diet, but that’s another story). One thing I asked her to throw out was a TRAY of chicken (but I just said “the chicken”). I assumed she’d know which chicken I was talking about because this tray was the only chicken in the fridge…well, aside from the BRAND NEW WHOLE CHICKEN I just…
  • The right way to handle praise and criticism

    3 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Share this article: Click Here to Tweet I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Yes, I have a problem with credit seeking coaches who constantly want people to give THEM “credit where credit is due,” but don’t accept any of the blame when things go badly. You want “responsibility” for your athletes, take it ALL, not just the parts that make you look good. Better yet, do what Proactive Coaching suggests and coach with strength and humility. Coaching is not about who gets the credit. Coaching is about serving your athletes the best you can…
  • Coach, don’t do this BS stuff

    23 Jun 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Share this article: Click Here to Tweet Short and sweet… You can’t preach to your team about commitment then make lineup decisions that show your expectations only apply to some while others get to do whatever they want. Well, you can, but not if your actually want the trust and respect of your players. Even at the youngest ages, players aren’t stupid. Don’t treat them like they are. It really stinks when I hear 10U players tell me, point blank, that it doesn’t matter if they show up every day and work hard. Their effort doesn’t mean anything. *ugh* Often…
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    Sports Insights

  • 2014 AL and NL MVP Odds

    Dave S
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    We’re past the halfway point in the season, and as usual there have been no shortage of surprises. The Baltimore Orioles, who were supposed to struggle against division foes like the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the re-vamped New York Yankees, are currently leading the AL East by 4 games. The Milwaukee Brewers, who were almost an afterthought in the loaded NL Central, currently lead the Cardinals by one game. Of course, there have also been a number of surprising performances from both established stars and unproven phenomenon’s. Charlie Blackmon, who had…
  • 2014 AL and NL Cy Young Odds

    Dave S
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    After the varied degrees of success for Japanese pitchers like Daisuke Matsuzaka, Key Igawa and Yu Darvish, fans and analysts alike wondered aloud how Masahiro Tanaka would translate to the big league game. After posting a 24-0 record with a 1.27 ERA last season for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the New York Yankees took a massive risk by rewarding the 25-year old right-hander with a 7-year contract worth $155 million. That hefty investment was looking great early in the season with Tanaka posting a 12-4 record with a 2.51 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 129.1 innings. These numbers left…
  • What Bettors Should Know for Tuesday, July 22

    Dave S
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    1. MLB - There has been a rash of injuries around baseball, including several involving star players: #MLB #Rangers – Alex Rios, Ankle – is doubtful Tuesday (7/22) at New York Yankees — (@SportsInsights) July 22, 2014 #MLB #Dodgers – Yasiel Puig, Hand – is questionable Tuesday (7/22) at Pittsburgh — (@SportsInsights) July 22, 2014 #MLB #Dodgers – Hanley Ramirez, Wrist – is questionable Tuesday (7/22) at Pittsburgh — (@SportsInsights) July 22, 2014 #MLB #Rockies – Troy Tulowitzki, Thigh…
  • 2014 College Football: Conference Futures

    Dave S
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    The 2014 College Football season kicks off on Thursday, August 28th with six games, highlighted by Texas A&M at South Carolina. 5Dimes released Week 1 lines very early on, and more recently CG Technologies posted point-spreads for every week 1 game. Perhaps even more interesting are the 2014-15 NCAAF Futures and 4-Team Playoffs Odds, which tell us which teams are most likely to contend for the National Championship. While Florida State is the early favorite to repeat, much of that is due to the lack of competition in their own conference, the ACC. Bovada has posted College Football…
  • 2014 NFL Divisional Odds

    Dave S
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    The NFL regular season doesn’t kick-off until Thursday, September 4th when the Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers but that hasn’t stopped oddsmakers from getting an absurdly early start on the NFL season. Multiple sportsbooks have already posted Win Totals, Super Bowl Futures, Rookie of the Year props and even point-spreads for every game between Week 1 and 16. Bovada was early to post futures for all eight NFL division winners for this upcoming season. The New England Patriots (-275) and Denver Broncos (-300) are currently the biggest favorites to win their respective…
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    Sports WAR

  • Three things Manchester United must consider this summer

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    As we already know – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to take in charge at Old Trafford, the Dutchman has got the chance to improve his squad in order to make the Red Devils much stronger than before. Because of a poor performance by the club last season, there are plenty of things that should be changed at Manchester United ahead of new Premier League season and here SportsWar has picked out three things that we believe the club must consider this summer. The first priority should be Defence – United have lost three key defenders in the form of Rio Ferdinand,…
  • Tiggy Wiggy looks a Nunthorpe natural

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    The horse racing statistics traditionally show that it’s not often you see a two-year-old win a top sales race in authoritative fashion. As such, you may not immediately rush to see what price might be available for a Group 1 all-age sprint, but that’s just what I – and apparently plenty of others who saw the performance – did soon after Tiggy Wiggy had bolted up by six lengths in the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on July 19. There were no prices immediately offered after the Richard Hannon-trained daughter of Kodiac had made every yard of the running to beat her 23…
  • 5 players who could join the Old Trafford revolution

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has promised more signings after a summer that has already seen some high profile arrivals at Old Trafford. Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera were snapped up in the early part of the transfer window but who else could the new manager be considering ahead of the new campaign? Angel Di Maria United are on offer at 6.40 with Matchbook to win the Premier League this season but if they are to radically improve on last year’s seventh place they will have to address a number of areas across the park. Real Madrid’s Di Maria had a poor World Cup in Argentine colours…
  • Joe Staley signs 2-year contract extension with San Francisco 49ers

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    The San Francisco 49ers have announced a new two-year contract extension for left tackle Joe Staley, that will keep him in San Francisco through NFL’s 2019 season. #49ers sign LT @jstaley74 to two-year contract extension through 2019. #Staley2019 | — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 17, 2014 The 29-year-old Staley had four years left on his current contract, which he signed back in 2009, averaged $7.2 million per season. His extension will add two more years onto that which is the latest move by the team in a busy offseason. Staley was…
  • England vs India – 2nd Test at Lord’s

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Despite some of the best heroic performances from players of both sides, the first test between England and India was drawn at Trent Bridge. Both sides are now preparing for the second test at Lord’s, starting on Thursday. England has recalled Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan for the second Investec Test. Lord’s is known for seamers’ track, where India has won only once in 16 tests. COOK Off Form:  Alastair Cook was out for 5 in the first test, his average this year has dropped to 14, with a top score of 28. However, his captaincy decisions were better than before.
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  • Why Effective PR is Even More Important for Olympians in Non-Olympic Years with Octagon’s Drew Johnson

    Natalie Mikolich
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sochi 2014 is over, so now what for U.S. Olympians and their PR reps? With the spotlight of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games faded away, most of us are not even thinking about what is in store yet for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games and the Olympians who will be competing in them […] The post Why Effective PR is Even More Important for Olympians in Non-Olympic Years with Octagon’s Drew Johnson appeared first on SportsBusinessU.
  • Over the First Hurdle: NLRB says Northwestern Can Unionize

    Brian Rosen
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The decision came down as I was sitting in my Business and Law of Entertainment and Sports. I had sent my first full draft the night before of my research paper on the legal aspects of college athletes trying to unionize. My phone started to buzz incessantly with texts questioning if I had seen the […] The post Over the First Hurdle: NLRB says Northwestern Can Unionize appeared first on SportsBusinessU.
  • Chipotle and the MLS: The Top Fast-Casual Restaurant Announces Major Sponsorship

    Brian Rosen
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    While we all worry about the 10-K SEC Filing in which Chipotle outlines its potential struggle to source avocados in the future, the brand announced a sponsorship deal with the Major League Soccer (MLS) and 12 MLS teams. For Chipotle, the MLS deals will be its largest in the sports space. Parts of the deal […] The post Chipotle and the MLS: The Top Fast-Casual Restaurant Announces Major Sponsorship appeared first on SportsBusinessU.
  • Sports Business Professionals to Host #SBWeek Events Around the World

    Natalie Mikolich
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today officially commences the start of #SBWeek with sports business professionals around the world hosting a full week of networking events in over 30 cities throughout the week of March 24th. Open to everyone in local communities wanting to attend including those just starting out in sports business to industry veterans, the online registration fee […] The post Sports Business Professionals to Host #SBWeek Events Around the World appeared first on SportsBusinessU.
  • Delray Beach Open Continues to Thrive Despite Decline in U.S. ATP/WTA Events

    Natalie Mikolich
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past few years, the U.S. has experienced a decline in premier ATP World Tour and WTA Tour events taking place in major cities as many have relocated to emerging tennis markets like South America and Asia. Two of these events include the ATP San Jose SAP Open event that is being moved to […] The post Delray Beach Open Continues to Thrive Despite Decline in U.S. ATP/WTA Events appeared first on SportsBusinessU.
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    Broken Leagues — a fantasy basketball blog

  • Goodbye. Migrate to my Twitter account, iffin' ya want

    5 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Hey everyone. Or, anyone who might be reading this.The Godaddy domain for has expired, and I've shuffled off this heap of a blog back to blogspot, and soon will close down the Disqus comments section -- since it will just get infested with penis enlargement and real estate ads.If this is the first time you've ever been on this site, which is a great possibility, Broken Leagues was a fantasy basketball blog I maintained for about two months, and a blog that I previously used to just ramble about a bunch of stuff. In the site's short lifespan, I produced a couple decent…
  • Art En Masse: Kobe Bryant

    5 Jan 2014 | 3:47 pm
    (Courtesy of YihTak Wong)Hey everyone!So if you read my post yesterday, you know that I'm no longer going to be writing about fantasy basketball everyday on this site. But... I'm not going away completely. I'll chime in with a random fantasy post from time to time, or, I may come in with a post about something completely foreign to fantasy hoops. Either way, just know that I'm not abandoning Broken Leagues. (And also, you're all more than welcome to ask me any fantasy questions you may have in the comments section of the most recent post, per usual.)And because this site isn't going to die, I…
  • Day 67: Second and third thoughts

    4 Jan 2014 | 5:49 pm
    ("Promise Land," by one of my favorite minimalistic illustrators: FaustSketcher)Hey guys. We need to talk.I've been doing this blogging-everyday thing for a little over two months now, and there's still about 100 days left in the NBA season. And... well, I've done some soul-searching. (I know, uh-oh right?) And I've decided that while I love this blog and don't mind writing about fake hoops, the rate at which I've been doing it is simply unsustainable. It takes me about an hour to an hour and a half each day to go over what happened in the NBA the previous night, and to gather the stats,…
  • Day 66: Stephen Curry, Iman Shumpert have awesome nights

    3 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    (Shump. Illustration courtesy of Marcus Allen Design)One of the things I really don't like about fantasy basketball analysts is that they view just about everything as a trend. There are no statistical anamolies or flukes. Players can never just be on a good run, either. No, every great performance becomes proof that a player is capable of playing that well again, which undoutedly makes him someone to invest in. But that's just not always the case. Sometimes, a great performance is a great performance and nothing more.I bring this up because Iman Shumpert had a curiously terrific game against…
  • Day 65: Bill O'Brien lines his wallet and Kendall Marshall gets his turn

    2 Jan 2014 | 10:14 am
    (The Black Mamba. Illustration courtesy of Roger Huang)Pretty much a year ago, there was a report that Bill O'Brien -- then a first-year football coach for Penn State -- was interested in taking the leap to become an NFL coach. But he turned the offers down, and he did so because, according to his agent, he just cared too much about the players at Penn State."His loyalty to the team and those kids was a really strong bond," his agent said. "Although he loves the NFL and loves coaching, the experience this year with those kids was the opportunity of a lifetime for him."Wow. You know, that's…
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    Sports Turf Northwest

  • Summer Sale on Artificial Turf Maintenance Equipment

    Mike Woelfel
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Well happy mid July.  I just spent a few weeks in Minnesota and I must say the amount of rain Minnesota has received in the last two months has put a huge damper on some of the golf courses. You really can’t do much when the course is still underwater in mid July. Minnesotans are […] The post Summer Sale on Artificial Turf Maintenance Equipment appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Spring Sale-All Artificial Turf Maintenance Equipment on Sale

    Mike Woelfel
    20 Mar 2014 | 10:56 am
      Til the end of June all artificial turf maintenance equipment and all golf course maintenance equipment is being offered at discounted prices, 15% off the MSRP.  If you happen to be from Arkansas, call us or email us, we have a deal you won’t want to miss.  Spring is the time of year when […] The post Spring Sale-All Artificial Turf Maintenance Equipment on Sale appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Artificial Turf Manufacturers are Acting Like Big Tobacco, Profits Over the Safety of Athletes

    Mike Woelfel
    26 Feb 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Below is an editorial that I wrote and was published by North Jersey Media Group,   It’s important to know that this industry is not regulated and that artificial turf manufacturers are using “scientific” studies to shape public opinion.  The bottom line should be about the health and safety of anyone stepping foot on […] The post Artificial Turf Manufacturers are Acting Like Big Tobacco, Profits Over the Safety of Athletes appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Artificial Turf Maintenance Equipment Can Save Lives From Staph Infections and MRSA

    30 Jan 2014 | 8:56 am
    A majority of the United States was glued to a television a couple of Sunday nights ago to see who the two final teams in Super Bowl VLVIII would be. As I watched the high-definition feed I was not only mesmerized by the athleticism of the athletes, but by the amount of blood on the […] The post Artificial Turf Maintenance Equipment Can Save Lives From Staph Infections and MRSA appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • Richard Sherman versus Michael Crabtree-Northwest Style

    24 Jan 2014 | 9:22 pm
    If you don’t live under a rock then you know about last weeks NFL match-up, Seahawks versus 86′er’s in the NFC championship game and heard about the Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree feud that has exploded all over the media.  Wait who won? Oh yah Super Bowl bound for the Seattle Seahawks, go Hawks. Considering […] The post Richard Sherman versus Michael Crabtree-Northwest Style appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
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    Free Youth Sports

  • More – Add “just for fun” games to your Summer Sports Clinics

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    As everyone heads into the summer and their various clinics. Coaches focus on the finest details of every game aspect. Balance this focused energy with “for fun” games that encourage cardio or combine multi-sport disciplines.  This is the second set of suggested “fun” games for you. A great “game” just after you lunch break and before you start stretching is Rock, Paper, Scissor Chase. Divide everyone into two groups.  Each team will huddle and decide if their team will be a Rock, Paper or Scissor. Bring everyone to the centerline (basketball court, Volleyball court, soccer…
  • Add “just for fun” games to your Summer Sports Clinics

    26 Jun 2014 | 11:42 pm
    As everyone heads into the summer and their various clinics. Coaches focus on the finest details of every game aspect. Balance this focused energy with “for fun” games that encourage cardio or combine multi-sport disciplines. A great “game” just after you lunch break and before you start stretching is Pac Man Tag. There are lot of lines on a gym floor (volleyball, basketball, badminton). Designate a person to be “It”. Everyone starts on any line on the floor. The person who is “It” (or multiple persons who are “It”); try to tag others. A tagged person must leave the…
  • Teach players to lose hesitation with fun drills – Add to no excuse drill

    19 Jun 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Last year I talked about one of my favorite drills called “No Excuse Down-ball” . This drill helps players lose their hesitation with a fun drill and has had great success with all of my teams. The other day a coach was telling me that he has a slight spin on this drill that also addresses the hesitation problem that some players face. His drill includes an attacker and it’s a great one to share. In this drill you have a player run a standard attack, tossing to the setter and spiking the ball. The receiving team is 2 diggers.  The attacker gets 2 points for an outright kill, in a…
  • Olympic Coach shows simple movements to bring consistency

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:52 am
    A long time ago at a coaching camp by former Olympic Coach, Fred Sturm, coaches were taught a very simple notion. If you reduce the number of movements needed to play the ball, you gain consistency in the motion. Now this sounds like someone everyone who coaches competitive players would ignore, but the drills was a part of practice for his Olympic players.  The only difference was that for beginners you use a large target and for Olympians you have a very small target. The drill is simple and the results are fantastic, but maybe the biggest lesson is that this can be applied to many sports…
  • Balance your team at tryouts; 4 key personalities on a winning team

    27 May 2014 | 11:40 pm
    As your next season tryouts begin a coach has the opportunity to evaluate their past season team and to review what they want to keep from past season and improve for next season. Consider getting a balance for your team. Having too much of any one type has traditionally led to unsuccessful teams. A team of all stars often struggle though a long season because each player tries to stand out. A team with supporting players, doesn’t have the super star to support. A combination and balance lead to team success. THE INTIMIDATING PLAYER – It’s good to have a player who simply intimidates…
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    Junior D Sports

  • JDS Podcast Episode 80: We’re Global

    Junior D
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    This week Junior D and Lou discuss the British Open, why Tiger has already come back and he hasn’t gone anywhere. We also go over NBA trades, Free Agency and NFL predictions for the AFC and NFC... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MLB Power Rankings

    Bill M
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    The last Power Ranking before the All-Star Break.  It will be very interesting to re-visit this list in October. *Stats and records through 07/12/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 58-36 (Last Ranking –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 79: Along Came a Spider

    Junior D
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    In this week’s episode Lou and Junior D discuss the World Cup Semi-Finals and Finals. We received an open letter and many emails about LeBron going back to Cleveland which we play and read on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MLB Power Rankings

    Bill M
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The MLB Power Rankings are back!  This is also the true mid-point of the season. *Stats and records through 07/05/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 54-33 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s didn’t have their best... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 78: July 4th Hangover

    Junior D
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    In this week’s episode Lou, Zig and Junior D discuss the United States terrible game against Belgium in the World Cup, people who are still looking for loyalty from owners and players and all of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Improving Sports

  • Brady Aiken victimized by the Major League’s CBA

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    In the past month, we’ve written about how Major League Baseball’s CBA discriminates against both minor league players and young major leaguers. Yesterday, Grantland’s Michael Baumann detailed further issues highlighted by the recent conflict between the Houston Astros and #1 … Continue reading →
  • Increasing participation & excitement for MLB’s Home Run Derby

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    We’ve previously written about one approach that can expand fan anticipation ahead of the All-Star Game’s Home Run Derby, plus make “the night of” even more fun to watch. However, it still requires having the best players show up and … Continue reading →
  • Soccer nations should walk away from FIFA

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    We should all enjoy the wonderful worldwide spectacle that is the World Cup. Appreciate it for the beauty of the sport, the competition of the best athletes, and the knowledge that people in every country will be tuned in to … Continue reading →
  • Minor league players deserve better salaries

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Many readers of ESPN Magazine (at least those who occasionally see an issue) recognize that the magazine usually has very poor content. Stories that aren’t statistical analyses tend to be short, of no real substance and filled with large photos. … Continue reading →
  • A simple way to use instant replay in soccer

    24 Jun 2014 | 3:21 pm
    It’s World Cup season, time for a soccer suggestion or two. I can’t think of a sport more clearly in need of instant replay, with only one referee and two assistants on the sideline. Fouls in soccer can be true … Continue reading →
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    50 bpm

  • 7 weeks to North Shore Marathon, training progress and Lactate Threshold test results.

    Paweł Chalacis
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    I’ve never felt more fit in my life. Yes, there is still some weight to be dropped and I definitely want to go faster, but last couple of heavy weeks start to pay off. After the whole house move thingy I’m back on the track, hitting 10 hours per week mark with no problems. My performance chart never looked better ;)
  • Less than 10 weeks till North Shore Marathon.

    Paweł Chalacis
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Time flies. It seemed like really long time till the North Shore marathon when I signed up. Now there are only 11 weeks left. My training goes well and I’m fitter than ever. I’ll be ready. I believe that I have enough endurance now to complete marathon and most of my focus is on strength and speed. It doesn’t come easy though.
  • Why Training Peaks app is so awesome. Training update.

    Paweł Chalacis
    9 Jun 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Over the last couple of months I’ve been focusing on getting into habit of increased training duration and distance. I’ve build program that is going to carry me through marathons and Taupo Challenge in few months. I wouldn’t be me if I did not collect data from that period. Below you can find few charts documenting progress together with some info about Training Peaks software.
  • Time to take my running into next level

    Paweł Chalacis
    8 May 2014 | 4:37 pm
    2014 is my second year of regular running. Recently I checked some summary data (me being geek and stats freak) and it turned out I ran about 1000 km so far. Not too much, but from zero to that in a year - I’m happy with that. Now, when I have set goals for this year, there is time to focus on running much more. So - how to get most of my training plan? By having smart goals and proper training PLAN :).
  • Am I ready for this?

    Paweł Chalacis
    4 May 2014 | 3:14 am
    After finishing 70.3 Auckland (and sucking at it!) I knew that it’s time to step up and tackle that 3 headed beast they call Ironman. In the begining I was thinking of doing one in the end of 2014, but in the end I decided to wait till March 2015 and go with Ironman New Zealand. This is how I’m going to prepare for it.
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  • Surfset Fitness: A new way to workout

    Sporting E
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Surfset is the latest fitness craze to hit gym goers. Developed at a Boston gym in 2011, the workout technique is slowly becoming a global trend, as it caters and appeals to different types of fitness buffs and Surfset enthusiasts. The first group consist of extreme sports lovers who enjoy the water but hardly have the time and the means to visit the sea every so often. The second group is composed of landlubbers who may not even attempt to try surfing for real, but have enough curiosity to do the activity indoors. How did Surfset start? The idea behind Surfset was developed by Sarah Ponn, a…
  • Legit Crown: An Extreme Sports clothing Brand

    Sporting E
    1 Jun 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The story of extreme sports clothing brand Legit Crown is legit proof that profit can proceed out of dreams with the right products and business strategy. Owners John Squartino, 24, and Jordon Legault, 25, started out skateboarding in the streets of Seminole County in Winter Springs. They bonded over their sport, among other things, and have been best friends ever since they met ten years ago. Soon, they decided to build a business out of their sport and their life motto—“keeping it real”—and came up with Legit Crown. They started with their savings of $6,000. The duo’s big break…
  • Daniel Cutting – Living the Art of Football Freestyle

    Sporting E
    21 May 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Being the most popular sport in the entire world, it’s probably impossible for football not to have any sort of artistic offshoot. Freestyle football is certainly such. Since its emergence in the early 1900s, it has developed into an elaborate art through which people are able to express themselves. From a simple game where one performs various tricks with a football using different parts of the body, it has become a widespread sport and is currently being practiced by thousands of trained professionals the world over. For one to become a skilled football freestyler, one needs to undergo…
  • The SpiderBelt: Your Running buddy for small Pocket items

    Sporting E
    7 May 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Ever went running only to have your run ruined by the constant jingling in your pockets? Or perhaps you have one of those belt bags that bounce and flop with each running step you take? Maybe you can’t find enough space in those wrist pockets to fit in all the small essentials you want to carry with you during your run? It’s a constant dilemma faced by a lot of runners – finding the pocket bag of just the right size and stability. It’s hard to look for something where they can stow away all the essential stuff they want to carry with them during their run without having to worry about…
  • Port LBC: Simple, Durable and Casual Apparel

    Sporting E
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:48 pm
    A sport is more than just a game. It is more than just fighting over a ball, scoring, not missing, reaching the finish, or having the best routine – it is a way of life. Transcending and conveying the excitement, the gains, the passion, and the life in the sport for even those outside the playing field to experience have always been the aim and the challenge for sports entrepreneurs. Sports entrepreneurship can, of course, take many forms, each one dealing with a broad range of specialties. Some may choose to offer sports supplies while others may prefer to provide sports equipment.
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    Game Seven Sports

  • Conference Storylines and Programs to Watch: SEC

    Jordan Schoon
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    By Jordan SchoonDespite losing its stranglehold on the crystal ball after a seven year period of dominance, the SEC was still college football's premier conference in 2013.  That may sound like a homerific statement to say on the surface, but it holds up even outside of my personal bias.  The conference placed seven teams in final AP Top 25 poll including three of the top five.  The next closest conference was the Pac-12 at six teams, but the closest to the top was Oregon at number nine.  For those who put weight into bowl results the conference finished with the best…
  • The Internal Dialogue of a Cubs Fan in 2014

    Jordan Schoon
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    By Jordan SchoonLife as a Cubs fan has never been easy and has rarely been enjoyable.  Most years the team is miserable, but even the best Cubs experiences end in brutal disappointment.  See the 2003 NLCS where I cried in my bed for a half hour after both the Bartman game and game seven, and the 2008 NLDS against the Dodgers where I literally smashed a Rubix Cube against the wall in frustration.  I have generally been on board with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's implosion and rebuild of the Cubs, but this summer I've spent way too much time in internal dialogue wondering whether…
  • Breaking Down Running Backs In New Locations

    Ryan Dosen
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Jess Samuels Every NFL offseason, there are at least a few changes that allow players to have new opportunities. From a fantasy football perspective, the most important changes happen at running back. This is where a player can turn into a star in a hurry just by having the right opportunity. Here is a look at a few players who could be poised for great 2014 seasons.Ben TateAfter spending his 1st few years in the NFL as a backup to Arian Foster, it is finally time to see what Ben Tate can do as a starting running back. Cleveland has brought him in to their system to be the featured…
  • Writing Obituaries for the 16 Deceased World Cup Teams

    Ryan Dosen
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:45 pm
    By Ryan DosenWe have officially made it out of the group stage of the World Cup. 16 teams will now enter a single elimination tournament, where the soccer begins much less palatable as teams start Greece-ing their hearts out to take games to penalty kicks. Yay! But atleast those 16  teams still have hope - even if it’s sliver sized - of winning the whole damn thing. Because, unfortunately, the 16 teams listed below have moved on to a better place. Well, at least most of them (looking at you, Honduras. Or should I say down at you).Since these teams have perished and gone towards the…
  • The Optimist's Outlook on the USMNT

    Jordan Schoon
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    By Jordan SchoonFrom disappointment to euphoria to devastation, the United States' match against Portugal put fans through a gauntlet of emotions that left many both drained and distraught.  Having attended the public showing at Grant Park in Chicago, the walk out after the final whistle was akin to a mass funeral procession.  The conversation among my own friends and other groups we passed as we shuffled away covered the same bases: did that really just happen?, we were only thirty seconds away, we outplayed Portugal for the whole match, and just what was Michael Bradley…
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    The Confidential

  • New North Carolina Tar Heels Page

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is North Carolina.  It may be found here. If you have a North Carolina blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.
  • Randy Edsall–Good Riddance

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Randy Edsall’s career record at Maryland was 13-24, including a 6-18 conference record.  Last season’s team lost to Marshall in the Military Bowl, essentially a home game.  One would expect Edsall to be fairly humble by now, right?  Wrong.  “As a football coach, I feel better,” Edsall said to applause. “Because I’m going to a football conference; I’m not in a basketball conference anymore.”  There you have it… someone who could not succeed in a conference, taking a shot at the quality of conference he could not succeed in.  Of course, the conference he…
  • Opinion on Changing NCAA Basketball Rules

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan recently opined regarding 5 rules changes that he would like to see in NCAA basketball governance.  Specifically, he raised the following 5 opinions: I would create a strict, low, revenues and expenditures cap I would lobby for a constitutional amendment to prevent any and all further changes to the structure of the NCAA tournament I would allow players to return to college basketball after the draft if they went undrafted or failed to earn a contract by a given date The salary of the NCAA’s president is getting cut I would force a video game company to…
  • New Virginia Cavaliers Page

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Virginia.  It may be found here. If you have a Virginia blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.
  • New Pitt Panthers Page

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Pitt.  It may be found here. If you have a Pitt blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.
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    fanatix Sport News

  • Minnesota Vikings OC says Bridgewater should have been top 10 pick

    Jonathan Machlin
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Despite a drastic fall in the NFL draft due to combine and pro day struggles, the Vikings feel they got a steal by trading up for QB Teddy Bridgewater. Without naming him the starter for the team, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes that the team got a steal by drafting Bridgewater, who he believes was a Top 10 talent in the 2014 draft. “I think he probably should’ve gone in the first 10 picks,” Turner said in a video on the team’s official website. “He probably should’ve gone at least in the first half of the first round, and then…
  • San Diego Chargers release draft bust English

    Jonathan Machlin
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The Chargers have released draft bust Larry English. Much like Mark Sanchez, he is yet another 2009 1st-round draft pick who couldn’t cut it with the team that drafted him. The Chargers announced on Tuesday that they have released LB Larry English, who they drafted 16th overall in 2009. “We’d like to thank Larry for his five years of dedicated service to the Chargers,” General Manager Tom Telesco said on the team’s website. “Larry always gave us everything he had on the field while making significant contributions to many deserving organizations in the San Diego…
  • New York Giants LB McClain carted off with injury

    Jonathan Machlin
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    After losing G Chris Snee to retirement, Giants HC Tom Coughlin can’t afford to lose many more starters this early in training camp. After being signed as an insurance policy in case MLB Jon Beason went out, Jameel McClain entered New York Giants training camp as a possible starter after Beason suffered a foot fracture in June.  But the replacement may need replacing himself after suffering an injury of his own during training camp on Tuesday. McClain was carted off the Giants field after suffering a foot injury during practice.  Head coach Tom Coughlin told NFL Network reporter Kim…
  • Houston Texans WR Johnson preparing for season despite holdout

    Jonathan Machlin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The conflicted WR may play for the Texans in 2014 despite a holdout that has lasted several months and a rejected trade request. Andre Johnson’s holdout with the Texans may be coming to an end with no change in contract or trade. According to’s Tania Ganguli, Johnson visited the Texans’ training facility on Monday to learn the team’s new offense under first-year Head Coach Bill O’Brien. He has also visited the team’s facility several other times during the past offseason. However, there is no indication yet as to whether Johnson will report to…
  • Cincinnati Bengals owner says Dalton should be paid like Kaepernick

    Jonathan Machlin
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    After bringing the Bengals to their most successful run in franchise history over the past three seasons, Andy Dalton is ready to be paid like a Top QB. Since his rookie season in 2011, QB Andy Dalton has started all 48 games for the Bengals, going 30-18 and setting multiple franchise passing records – all while leading the Bengals to their first ever 3-consecutive trips to the playoffs. Team owner Mike Brown said via the team website that he believes that Dalton deserves a raise – but with a contract very similar to the one recently given to 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, which is…
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  • Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA gets happy then sad then good at pitching

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Where art thou Jose? The details on the Angels’ trade with the Padres’ for Huston Street came in increments. First we learned the deal was done. Then we learned that the Angels were including second-base prospect Taylor Lindsey in the deal. Then came this: Huston Street and AA Pitcher to Angels for Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, Jose Alvarez and another minor leaguer- 6 player deal done — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 19, 2014 Jose Alvarez to the Padres. I was excited. The Angels are contenders and probably will be for a while, especially if they figure out their pitching.
  • Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Who is untouchable?; When to expect a Daniel Alfredsson decision

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    New feature! Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. • In a mailbag, MLive’s Ansar Khan says that Gustav Nyquist, Anthony Mantha, and the Red Wings’ 2015 first-round pick are either close to or already untouchable but Tomas Tatar isn’t. He also says the Red Wings would likely trade Tatar before they traded Tomas Jurco. Khan also listed Brendan Smith, Jakub Kindl and Joakim Andersson as possible trade…
  • Beating the system: Can the Red Wings increase their shootout prowess with better shot choice?

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    When we last convened, we established that an eight percent increase in SPDO equals one shootout winand that the Red Wings’ poor shooters cost them two to three points last year, which led to the question: What’s the best way for the Red Wings to increase their shooting percentage, and in turn, their SPDO? The answer is complicated. The problem with shootouts is sample size. The average team plays in only 10 of them a year. If you keep the same three shooters and goalie for every shootout, that’s only 10 shots per shooter and 30 shots faced by a goalie (barring any extra…
  • Nothing today

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    I went down a research wormhole last night and haven’t fully clawed my way out of it, so there will be nothing today. Have no fear.  Shootout week will continue.
  • Measuring shootout effectiveness using fancy stats and why it should matter to NHL teams, including the Red Wings

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    On Monday, we determined that on average a team has 10 extra points* available to it per season due to the shootout. The goal for NHL teams then should be to put them in the best position to gain as many of those 10 possible points total in the shootout. How do they do that? Well, the first step is to find a measure of success. The problem with shootouts is there aren’t an equal number of opportunities for each team. The Capitals had 21 shootouts last year. The Predators had six. Because of these types of discrepancies, we need to deal strictly in percentages: win percentage, shooting…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Legendary Sportscaster Bob Wolff Makes Guinness Book of World Records
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just when you thought Bob Wolff couldn’t do anything more impressive in a career that has seen one remarkable moment after another, the legendary Long Island sportscaster earned his way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the second time. He now has the “longest career as a broadcaster.” Wolff’s record was certified during a special pre-game ceremony at Yankee Stadium in the spring. He also holds the world record for “longest career as sportscaster.” This is a man used to recognition for his work. He’s enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the National…
  • LIer Sonny Milano Drafted by Blue Jackets
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    It doesn’t happen often, but Long Island added another native son to world of professional hockey last week. The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Massapequa native Sonny Milano in the first round of the NHL Draft. With nearly 50 family members and friends at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for the draft, Milano was selected 16th overall. He already committed to play at Boston College, after de-committing to Notre Dame, and will play college hockey. The Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League own Milano’s Canadian junior rights as well. “He was very high on our list,” Blue…
  • LI Native Testaverde Makes College Football HOF
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Vinny Testaverde was a skilled and now legendary quarterback at every level from high school at Sewanhaka on Long Island to the NFL, where he ranks in the top 10 all-time in career passing yards. He also excelled at the University of Miami and for his efforts on the collegiate level, Testaverde was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in its most recent class. The 2013 hall of fame class was inducted at the 56th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner last December, and will be officially enshrined this summer. “We could not be more proud to announce the 2013 College…
  • Stroman Earns Win in First Career Start
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Late last month Long Island native and Patchogue-Medford alum Marcus Stroman was featured on the cover of Sportsnet, a popular magazine in Canada. As the face of the prospect pool for the Toronto Blue Jays, Stroman is widely considered the next big thing in their minor league system. The organization thinks highly enough of Stroman that they’ve already promoted him to the big leagues and he made his first career start last week, earning a victory thanks to a highly potent offense as of late. The Blue Jays beat the Royals, 12-2, and Stroman was elated. “It was pretty special,” Stroman…
  • Hofstra’s Bill Edwards Retires From Coaching
    28 May 2014 | 3:59 am
    There may never be another softball coach in the northeast as famous as Bill Edwards. At least at Hofstra and Long Island there won’t. After 25 seasons in Hempstead, Edwards announced on Monday, May 19 that he is retiring from his post. “It’s been a great run and so much fun working with so many great student-athletes,” Edwards said in a statement. “It has been rewarding to see that so many still embrace old-school coaching. The only thing I regret with leaving now is not being able to work longer with our administration. But I know they’ll take good care of Larissa (Anderson).
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    Game Seven Sports

  • Conference Storylines and Programs to Watch: SEC

    Jordan Schoon
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    By Jordan SchoonDespite losing its stranglehold on the crystal ball after a seven year period of dominance, the SEC was still college football's premier conference in 2013.  That may sound like a homerific statement to say on the surface, but it holds up even outside of my personal bias.  The conference placed seven teams in final AP Top 25 poll including three of the top five.  The next closest conference was the Pac-12 at six teams, but the closest to the top was Oregon at number nine.  For those who put weight into bowl results the conference finished with the best…
  • The Internal Dialogue of a Cubs Fan in 2014

    Jordan Schoon
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    By Jordan SchoonLife as a Cubs fan has never been easy and has rarely been enjoyable.  Most years the team is miserable, but even the best Cubs experiences end in brutal disappointment.  See the 2003 NLCS where I cried in my bed for a half hour after both the Bartman game and game seven, and the 2008 NLDS against the Dodgers where I literally smashed a Rubix Cube against the wall in frustration.  I have generally been on board with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's implosion and rebuild of the Cubs, but this summer I've spent way too much time in internal dialogue wondering whether…
  • Breaking Down Running Backs In New Locations

    Ryan Dosen
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Jess Samuels Every NFL offseason, there are at least a few changes that allow players to have new opportunities. From a fantasy football perspective, the most important changes happen at running back. This is where a player can turn into a star in a hurry just by having the right opportunity. Here is a look at a few players who could be poised for great 2014 seasons.Ben TateAfter spending his 1st few years in the NFL as a backup to Arian Foster, it is finally time to see what Ben Tate can do as a starting running back. Cleveland has brought him in to their system to be the featured…
  • Writing Obituaries for the 16 Deceased World Cup Teams

    Ryan Dosen
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:45 pm
    By Ryan DosenWe have officially made it out of the group stage of the World Cup. 16 teams will now enter a single elimination tournament, where the soccer begins much less palatable as teams start Greece-ing their hearts out to take games to penalty kicks. Yay! But atleast those 16  teams still have hope - even if it’s sliver sized - of winning the whole damn thing. Because, unfortunately, the 16 teams listed below have moved on to a better place. Well, at least most of them (looking at you, Honduras. Or should I say down at you).Since these teams have perished and gone towards the…
  • The Optimist's Outlook on the USMNT

    Jordan Schoon
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:15 am
    By Jordan SchoonFrom disappointment to euphoria to devastation, the United States' match against Portugal put fans through a gauntlet of emotions that left many both drained and distraught.  Having attended the public showing at Grant Park in Chicago, the walk out after the final whistle was akin to a mass funeral procession.  The conversation among my own friends and other groups we passed as we shuffled away covered the same bases: did that really just happen?, we were only thirty seconds away, we outplayed Portugal for the whole match, and just what was Michael Bradley…
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    DC Pro Sports Report

  • Desmond helps power Nats to 7-2 win over Rockies

    Mark Buterbaugh
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    The Washington Nationals hammered Colorado Rockies’ pitching for thirteen hits and seven runs on the way to a 7-2 series opening win for the Nats.  Five of those thirteen hits came from SS Ian Desmond. Desmond went 5 for 5 at the plate and scored 3 runs while driving in 2 runs, factoring into five of the Nationals seven runs.   One of those hits was Desmond’s 17th home run of the season.   Prior tot he All Star Break, Desmond’s batting average hovered around .240, but his 5 hit performance increased his batting average to .253. Washington struck the Rockies first with a…
  • 20 Questions: Who will start at right tackle for Redskins in 2014?

    Thomas Threlkeld
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Today we begin a new series at DC Pro Sports Report. We’re calling it 20 Questions. Over the next few weeks Tom Threlkeld and Mark Buterbaugh will debate questions relating to the Washington Redskins, as we head into training camp on July 24. The total number of those questions? You guessed it — 20. Today we cover who will be the starter at right tackle. Previous: Who will be the #1 receiver for the Redskins in 2014? MARK BUTERBAUGH My initial reaction at right tackle is that Tyler Polumbus will once again win the starting right tackle position.  The Redskins clearly thought to the…
  • Caps first rounder Jakub Vrana signs entry deal

    Mark Buterbaugh
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    It didn’t take long for the Washington Capitals first rounder to make an impact. He did it first at Development Camp last week, impressing Caps coaches and front office brass. He did it again today, by agreeing to terms with the Caps on a three year entry deal. That comes just a few weeks after being selected in the 13th round of the NHL Draft. Per Capgeek, Vrana’s three-year ELC is worth $2,775,000. He’ll make $832,500 at the NHL level or $70,000 at the AHL level.
  • Washington Nationals 2014 Draft Class Stats Update (7/9)

    Mark Buterbaugh
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Throughout the season, we will periodically update you on the 2014 Washington Nationals draft class.  We have assigned certain stars to draft class members off to Here is the first update. C Jakson Reetz (3rd round):  Assigned to GCL Rookie League.  He has played in eight games and is 4 for 16 at the plate.  Reetz has 1 double and has drive in 2 runs.  Reetz has a .235 on base percentage and a .310 slugging percentage.  Reetz is batting .250. P Robbie Dickey (4th round):  Assigned to the GCL Nationals.  Dickey has appeared in one game and is 0-1.   In 1.1 innings, he allowed 1 hit,…
  • Three Home Runs Power Nats over O’s

    Mark Buterbaugh
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    The Washington Nationals were powered by three home runs on their way to defeating beltway rival Baltimore, 6-2, and evening the series at 1-1.   Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond, and Wilson Ramos hit the long ball to lead the Nationals. Pitcher Doug Fister (8-2) picked up his team leading 8th win of the season.  Fister threw seven innings and scattered seven hits and allowed two runs to give the Nats another quality start.  Drew Storen and Ross Detwiler pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to shut down the O’s and seal the Nats win. Washington took an early two run…
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    SportsBrothersReport - Blog

  • Barry Sanders, DeMarco Murray, Adrian Peterson, & DeSean Jackson | High School Highlight Reels

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    These high school highlight reels are ridiculous. Barry Sanders averaged 10.2 yards per carry, while in high school, but was largely not recruited. He didn't start in high school until four games into his senior season. DeMarco Murray as a senior rushed for 1,947 yards and 27 touchdowns and also caught 22 passes for 624 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a senior Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,960 yards on 252 attempts, an average of 11.7 yards per carry, and 32 touchdowns.   DeSean Jackson caught 60 passes for 1,075 yards for 15 touchdowns his senior year at Long Beach Poly.
  • The Most Valuable Motivator Interview | by EGO

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    James Edwards, MVM I wanted to add; on a personal level I am appreciative of by Eric Gomes (EGO) and James Edwards. I'm happy they allow me to share their work.  Both are legitimate good dudes, who are hard working and driven to succeed.  It is my pleasure to share and post their work.   by Brady Rauch James Edwards is "The Most Valuable Motivator".  For more information on the man: hit up and on Twitter | @jamesedwardsMVM For more great Interviews and Videos by EGO: hit up EGOsWORLD1 and on Twitter | @Eshady02 VIEW "THE…
  • Redskins' Fans Get Hyped | by RevTinDC

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Rev T posted this video in anticipation of camps opening in Richmond, Va.  He tells folks what to do about the name change, how to get amped for the season and more.. We love Rev's enthusiasm. Preach on..  Please Follow the Rev on Twitter | @RevTinDC (formerly revredskin) 1st hype message for the 2014-2015 season before training camp! #WEFEELGOOD
  • Georgia Bulldogs at the SEC Media Days

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
    TRANSITION DOESN’T MEAN DROP OFF As always, we appreciate Travis Jaudon, and thank him for allowing us to post his latest sports write.  Be sure to follow Travis on Twitter -->> WEBSITE | SportByTravis Photo Credit: Link 'Georgia Bulldogs at SEC Media Days: Transition doesn’t mean drop off' via @fansided. @ATLBeatBlog— Travis Jaudon (@jaudonsports) July 18, 2014 The University of Georgia was well represented at the annual SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama this week. Todd Gurley, Chris Conley, and Ramik Wilson joined Mark Richt on…
  • Sports Artwork by Chris Sembower | Military Appreciation Sale

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Chris Sembower is one of SportsBrothersReport's favorite artist.  He made this announcement this week.  Thrilled to announce my Military Appreciation Sale! By far, the most emails I receive from people who can't swing by my shows or attend a game at Arrowhead to pick up one of my cups are out of state military members. So this is for you guys! Purchase one print at regular price and I will send a print of your choice to an active or retired member of the military for only $5. This is my way of saying thank you to all the brave men and women who have made vows to…
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    The Barry Sports Report

  • Bright Future for the Knicks

    Matthew Barry
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Seems the skies are starting to clear around MSG for the New York Knicks. Newly appointed head of basketball operations Phil Jackson has already made major changes to the Knicks organization that left much to be desired last year. Coaching Change: Mike Woodson was the first change that needed to happen to change the culture in the Knicks locker room. Once Woodson was fired, Phil Jackson turned to Derek Fisher to coach the Knicks with a knowledge of Jackson’s “triangle offense” and years playing for Jackson when he was coach in LA – it will make sure there is no…
  • All Facets of the Game, ML2 Sports and Barry Sports Report Collaborate in Google Hangout Sports Discussion

    Matthew Barry
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:43 pm
      Be sure to check out and follow James Grande and Miguel Lluesma: James Grande,, @The_Real_Grande Miguel Lluesma,, @migz925 Share your thoughts on tonight’s discussion, suggest topics for next week’s hangout or let us know if you’d like to join in in the comments below. Thanks for tuning in – as always, we appreciate your support.  
  • Beats by Dre Presents The Game Before The Game

    Matthew Barry
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:41 pm
    There is a game that starts before the kick-off, before the tip-off, before the face off; a mental game. It awaits every top athlete in the locker room. It is a game of conquering doubt and embracing the pressure. It is during this game that they find their true strength, the power to win. They find it in prayer, in ritual, and in music. It’s a game that few people have ever seen…until now.    A Film By: Beats Electronics In Association With: R/GA, Sword Fight Directed By: Nabil Elderkin Original Music: “Jungle” – Jamie N Commons The X Ambassadors…
  • Stanley Cup Finals Preview: LA Kings vs. NY Rangers

    Matthew Barry
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:31 am
           Stanley Cup Finals Preview Los Angeles vs. New York, the two cities have competed over rap music, baseball and now, over Lord Stanley. A dream match up for the NHL in terms of big market teams, who are deserving of being here, battle it out for hockey’s grand prize. The Los Angeles Kings, the western conference representative, started the playoffs as a team that looked like it would be sent home just as fast it got there. Down three to zero in the best of seven series to the Sharks and getting seemingly dismantled every game. Even the most optimistic Kings fan didn’t…
  • NYCFC Makes Instant Statement, Signs David Villa and Frank Lampard

    Matthew Barry
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:50 am
    NYCFC, the newest club in the MLS which will play its games at Yankee Stadium starting next year, has signed two stars from Europe to open up the club roster in a big way. The first is David Villa, the Spanish striker who will be on the Spanish squad for the upcoming World Cup, was formerly on Atletico Madrid, a club that just won La Liga and made a deep run into the champions league. Villa’s move at the age of 32 comes as a little bit of a surprise as there were many clubs across Europe who still had interest in the striker who has scored many memorable goals in La Liga and for Spain.
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    Shaka Smart Basketball Camps LLC

  • Don’t Slide or Slump During the Summer

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
      Photo by Steven Casanova By Otesa Miles Water slides and playgrounds slides are tons of fun. There’s one type of slide, however, that Shaka Smart Basketball Campers should avoid: the summer slide. Summer slide is when students forget some of what they’ve learned during the school year. This typically happens when young people don’t read, write, do math or conduct any science experiments when school is out for summer break. The summer slide, also called the “summer slump,” causes problems in the classroom because teachers often spend the first few weeks of school repeating lessons…
  • Stay in Shape for Camp

    9 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photo by Steven Casanova By Otesa Miles Each Shaka Smart Basketball Camp participant receives a cool, brand new camp basketball. Coach Shaka Smart makes sure he tells campers that the next time he sees them with the ball, it should not look the same. “The ball should look worn from practicing,” Coach Smart told campers at the end of each session. Coach Smart, VCU’s head basketball coach, and the camp coaching staff urge campers to practice, practice, practice which will help them become more comfortable with the ball and more adept at ball handling. Here are a few ways young basketball…
  • Campers End Their Day with some Smart Advice

    3 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Photo by Kiersten Koenig By Kristin Dukes Hygiene and hydration. That’s the topic of Coach Shaka Smart’s closing message at the end of a long day at Shaka Smart Basketball Camps. “What do we do when we go home today? Shower and hydrate,” said Smart, VCU’s head basketball coach. Photo by Kiersten Koenig Campers enjoy the full days of working on basketball skills, the snacks and the wacky dance contests. But all of these activities are no match for the camp’s namesake, who receives the most attention when he talks to individual campers, to teams or to the entire summer basketball…
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    2 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Photo by Kiersten Koenig  By Kristin Dukes Celebrating our fifth year, Shaka Smart Basketball Camps takes pride in being a positive pillar in the Richmond community. Even though Shaka Smart Basketball Camps is vying for MVP status, it takes a team of dedicated organizations to run one of the most organized children’s basketball camps in Richmond. Sponsors such as The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Papa John’s, Martin’s Food Markets and Dick’s Sporting Goods play important positions at camp, making it an all-star line-up for this summer’s sessions. Sponsors of Shaka…
  • Heads Up! Good Posture Can Improve Basketball Skills

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Photo by Portia Black Can body language and posture help improve your basketball game? VCU Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Morrell thinks so. At Shaka Smart Basketball Camps he gave participants a lesson in nonverbal communication. He discussed how body language can impact people’s perception of a player as well as influence a player’s performance on the court. Using VCU basketball players and a graduate assistant as examples, first Coach Morrell asked one to display poor posture. The player immediately slumped his shoulders, hung his head and looked down instead of at the coach.
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    The Spurs Blogger

  • Pochettino’s Tottenham- Underwhelming Efficiency

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

    6 Jun 2014 | 1:05 am
    After a less than impressive campaign, there aren’t too many players who fans would have a problem with leaving the club. Aside from the likes of Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris, whose performances have merited their popularity and support from the fans, there's one player, who seems to have all of our support, regardless of his performances on the pitch. Sandro.The self-proclaimed, ‘Beast’, joined Tottenham in March 2010 for around £8 Million from Internacional. He experienced a stop start couple of years at the plan, having to play second fiddle in the defensive midfield role…
  • Tottenham Transfer Rumours Round 2

    25 May 2014 | 3:18 am
    Despite still not having appointed a manager, Tottenham continue to be linked with a number of players in a week where both Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris have suggested that they’d be happy to stay at the club next season, with the former suggesting that “I’ll definitely stay”.Gareth Barry:      Club: Free Agent (Released by Manchester City)    Position: Holding Midfielder Estimated Price: FreeFollowing his release from Manchester City earlier this week, coupled with a phenomenal season on loan at Everton, Gareth Barry has been linked with a…
  • We're in transition- Truth or excuse?

    15 May 2014 | 8:21 am
    We’re in a period of transition’, how often is this phrase thrown around? Whether it be a change in players, managers or even owners, ‘transition’ is undoubtedly an overused word in the current football world. But it has got me thinking, is ‘transition’ a legitimate period of time needed for clubs or is it just an excuse?As Tottenham fans, we're so typically used to hearing this phrase bouncing around. The Jol Era, Redknapps reign, AVB's boys and finally the Sherwood disaster. Yet as much as we'd like to think it, we're not the only ones going through this transition..Most…
  • Tottenham Transfer Rumours Round 1

    14 May 2014 | 8:55 am
    And as quickly as the premier league season came to a close, did the transfer rumours begin. And as ever, Tottenham are right in the middle of everything. Now hold your hats, don’t expect another transfer window like last Summer, I highly doubt we’ll be spending another £100 Million and selling anybody for a world record fee, unless Hull push through their interest in Jake Livermore..Whatever happens, you can guarantee that we’ll be bombarded with transfer rumours linking us with every player under the sun from Luke Shaw to Leandro Damiao.Jay Rodriguez:    Club:…
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  • Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith on the changes in media and journalism + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    6 Ways Self-Improvement Will Heal Your Relationships –   The Jones tribe makes up an average American family. Dad runs a small technology business, Mom works part-time and spends the rest of her day trying to keep up with the kids, brother is in middle school plus every imaginable sports league, sister is in fifth-grade and is all about her friends… Continue Reading On » Are You Ready to Go Barefoot? Your Barefoot Running Test – Barefoot running has become a popular trend in recent years, infusing the market with many…
  • GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: Always a Difficult Moment for Athlete, Coach, and Parent + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Start with 10 tips for better behavior – Sometimes, when tasks and schedules get overwhelming, it’s helpful to make a to-do list to make things feel more manageable and focused. If your children’s behavior problems have you feeling overwhelmed and not knowing what to do first, start with these 10 tips for better behavior. 1. Invest in one-on-one time with kids daily… Continue Reading On » GETTING CUT FROM A TEAM: Always a Difficult Moment for Athlete, Coach, and Parent – There are very few…
  • COPING WITH ADVERSITY: The Long and “Short” of Jose Altuve

    Reginald Grigsby
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    COPING WITH ADVERSITY: The Long and “Short” of Jose Altuve – Allow me to digress for a moment, but I just have to mention what a thrill I get every time I see Jose Altuve play for the Houston Astros – and especially this past week in Major League Baseball’s All-Star game. If you don’t know who he is – and that’s possible since he plays for a team which has been rebuilding for the last few years – just know this about Jose:  He’s from Venezuela and he stands 5-5 and weighs 155 pounds… Continue Reading On »   COPING…
  • Principles for Divorced Men + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Principles for Divorced Men –   Divorce is a fact of life in America. But are there rules of etiquette when it comes to the aftermath of failed marriages? It is going to be difficult on everyone, especially the children, but there are ways to lessen the blow and let the healing process begin. We can moderate our behavior and words in ways that at least do not create more troubles… Continue Reading On » BBC Academy offers high-level journalism, production and technology education for free – The BBC has a website called the…
  • Filed Claim: Arland Bruce III v. CFL Entities + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Former Professional Camille Murphy’s Passion for Basketball Coaching – Camille Murphy simply loves basketball. Growing up in a house full of boys who loved sports, she was constantly living and breathing the game at a young age. As she grew up, Camille would watch the likes of Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury in her home state of New York, as they’d eventually become NBA superstars… Continue Reading On » Filed Claim: Arland Bruce III v. CFL Entities – The Filed Claim in its entirety can be found HERE. You will…
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  • Reasons For The Popularity of Nightforce SHV 4-14×56

    19 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Nightforce SHV is quite different from the rest of the products introduced by the brand. For a company which is known to produce limited and expensive rifle scopes, here is a model that is cheaper than its predecessors. Yes, that’s what it is. You cannot expect cheap rifle scopes from this brand primarily because of the quality it offers. Since its inception, it has never looked back. Rather, its popularity and credibility has grown with passing time. And today, Nightforce is a name to reckon with in the hunting sports optics industry. However, with Nightforce SHV scopes, it has…
  • Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10×44 – A Review

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:16 am
    The Vortex Viper PST (Precision Shooting Tactical) Riflescope brags gimmicks connected with top-level rifle scopes yet comes in at a road cost under the $1,000 mark. Matching reticle and turret estimations permit correct, quick dialing of shots. The one-piece 30mm tube, exactness machined from a solitary, strong square of airplane review 6061-T6 aluminum, offers sufficient windage and rise alteration. Conceived from a private understanding of Riflescope outline, forward-deduction designing, and open ears to a business sector unimaginable vocal about what it needs in a Riflescope, the Viper…
  • How To Use Red Dot Sights?

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    Which red dot sight do you use? I have just shifted my focus to Aimpoint 9000SC Red Dot Sight recently. But the selection of a Red Dot sight depends on your need. What do need the scope for- war, target shooting, experimentation, pistol, rifle, shotgun, wet, desert, underwater activities? Depending on your need the type of red dot sight will be decided. Another factor is what weapon you have. Is it a shotgun, an air rifle or a heavy weapon? As opposed to popular belief there are dot sights which can be used by hunters with bows and arrows. There is a large variety of products on the market…
  • Nightforce ATACR – A Review

    12 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Long-run and ultra-long-run shooting is becoming very famous as time passes. What was previously the exercise for influential military riflemen can now be carried out by numerous with the highly developed gear of today?  NIGHTFORCE Optics makes a percentage of the precise best items in this field of rivalry. Not just is this a long-run rifle scope, it is a compelling long scope rifle scope suitable for those of you looking to shoot past the outskirts of long-scope – past a mile. The complete-new Nightforce ATACR—Advanced Tactical Riflescope—expands upon the long and effective history…
  • Eurooptic Spotting Scope Oculars

    12 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    With the longing to be nearer and at the same level with nature, one can truly get Swarovski Spotting Scopes to bring longings and dreams nearer to the lens. With the sort of qualitative high accuracy optics you can picture things better. Swarovski spotting scopes Eurooptic is unequivocally the best in quality, roughness, and dependability the extent that optic spotting extensions are related. For carrying on any kind of test, Swarovski optic items convey the best execution, inevitably. At whatever point you are searching for optic staining extensions for seeing inaccessible earthly items,…
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  • NBA Draft Recap: Prolater’s Favorite Picks

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Last night’s NBA Draft was special.  Players realized their lifelong dreams, Teams added fresh talent, and Adam Silver and the League shined once again with a classy tribute to former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin. There was a lot going on last night, so we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite picks from the draft. Andrew Wiggins: He’s the most hyped player since his team took LeBron James with the #1 overall pick in ’03.  We know Wiggins NBA ready when it comes to his athleticism, transition play, and defense. We look forward to seeing how he develops his…
  • Team Spotlight: 2104 Kentucky Wildcats

    26 Jun 2014 | 1:59 pm
    To prepare for the NBA Draft, we’re taking a look back at this past college basketball season. After profiling the champs last week, we turn to their opponents from the National Championship game: the 2014 Kentucky Wildcats. Want to learn more about these guys? Follow the links to their profiles for the whole story. Julius Randle: Randle was extremely productive in his freshman year, averaging a double-double with 15.0 PPG and 10.4 RPG. A highly talented prospect, Randle is expected to be taken in the top 10 picks of the 2014 NBA Draft, and has drawn comparisons to NBA All-Star Zach…
  • Team Spotlight: 2014 UCONN Huskies

    20 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    To prepare for the NBA Draft, we’re taking a look back this week at the college basketball season. Today we start with the defending national champs, The UCONN Huskies. Want to learn more about these guys? Follow the links to their profiles for the whole story. Shabazz Napier: Headed to the NBA Draft after a superb senior season, the undisputed leader of The Huskies is the only UCONN player to amass 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 200 steals. [For Shabazz's full profile, click here] Deandre Daniels: Another former Huskie on his way to The League this year, Daniels played a…
  • Best of the Week

    17 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Most Viewed Profiles for June 9-13:     RAY SMITH. He needs no introduction which is probably why this projected high major forward who, according to ESPN has a "bright future and tremendous upside" easily scored the top slot in this week's rankings. Ray has already been collecting blue-chip offers and is one of the players to watch in 2015. BRIAN CAREY. A fantastic ball handler with a quick first step who captivated the Prolater community this week. Having spent the past two summers playing up with the Colorado Chaos Elite 17s team, Brian is ready to step…
  • 2017 Forward Charles O’Bannon Jr. More Interested in Hardwood Court than Lawsuit

    Elliot Olshansky
    29 May 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The 2014-15 college basketball season will mark the 20th anniversary of UCLA’s 1995 NCAA Championship. Powered by brothers Ed and Charles O’Bannon, along with fellow future NBA pros Tyus Edney, George Zidek, Toby Bailey and J.R. Henderson, the Bruins lost just one game all season – their Pac-10 opener at Oregon – en route to wins over Oklahoma State and Arkansas at the NCAA Final Four in Seattle. These days, the O’Bannon name is mostly associated with Ed’s ongoing participation in a class action lawsuit against the NCAA, but another O’Bannon is making…
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  • My Top 5 Bookies

    Darren Moore
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:18 am
    There are so many bookies to choose from these days and the market is only growing. So what are the best bookies out there and why? Over recent years I’ve tried quite a few so without any further delay these are my top five bookies: Bet365 Bet365 are a great betting site that have what seem to be insane promotions that never stop coming. There are always new promotions on that increase your chances of showing a profit if you use them well. Some of these promotions include a sign up bonus and other sports specific bonuses like money back if a football game finishes 0-0. Not to mention…
  • Volume To Be Heard In Irish Oaks

    Major Wager
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Irish Oaks – Curragh – 5.45 An Irish Oaks is missing off Luca Cumani’s CV, and he must fancy his chances of changing that this week with his Epsom Oaks third Volume now her Epsom conqueror Taghrooda has withdrawn to take on the big boys in next week’s King George. She still has to take on Epsom runner-up Tarfasha, who beat her a nose in the Oaks, but Volume didn’t see a racecourse until August last year and is improving rapidly, which was further suggested by the money that came for her at Epsom. Other dangers include the Aidan O’Brien posse, with Ryan Moore riding Irish 1,000…
  • Great Scott Can Tread In Tiger’s Footsteps

    Major Wager
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The Open Championship rolls into Royal Liverpool this week for the first time since 2006, which is the only previous time the course has hosted the Open since 1967. A look at the 2006 leaderboard reveals a lack of British players, with only Anthony Wall (tied 11th), Robert Rock (tied 16th) and Greg Owen (tied 22nd) posting a top-25 finish. The rest of the top-25 was made up of six Americans, six Australians, three South Africans, two Argentineans, two Asians and three Continental Europeans. With only a few more Australians in the field, the fact that six of them finished in the top-25 is too…
  • Betting Odds – A quick start guide

    Darren Moore
    12 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    There are three different ways to display betting odds for the outcome of any event. The one you most commonly use will be the one with which you are most comfortable, but it is useful to understand them all as you never know when you may need them. If you are new to betting then this will also be a great overview to the whole world of odds and how they can be displayed. Fraction odds These are the classically used odds. Most high street and classic bookies use these odds. As the name suggests in this case the odds are displayed as a fraction. The two parts of the fraction are the amount you…
  • Streak Too Hot For July Rivals

    Major Wager
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    This weekend’s flat-racing features a top-class treble header from Newmarket, York and Ascot with the Group 1 July Cup taking centre stage as the best 6-furlong sprinters compete for one of Newmarket’s most prestigious races. The Newmarket card also features the 7-furlong Bunbury Cup, whilst York hosts the 10-furlong Johns Smith’s Magnet Cup, and Ascot showcases the Group 2 Spring Mile. July Cup The rain that fell at Newmarket this week has turned the ground to good to soft, and current conditions may not suit Due Diligence, Noozhah Canarias or Aljamaheer. One horse who should have no…
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  • Russia vs Algeria (World Cup Recap, 26.06.2014)

    bookie punisher
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    On June 26 we watched the final Group H matches, which decided the fate of two teams to advance to the Round of 16. As we all know, it will be Belgium, the group’s leader with the total of 9 points, and the runners up Algeria with 4 points. The main struggle was between Russia and Algeria because both teams had a chance to qualify; it all depended on their performance during yesterday’s match. Eventually, Algeria came from the behind and draw with Russia, thus, making it to the next round for the first time ever. In two previous matches, Russia scored only one goal against Korea and ended…
  • Russia vs Algeria (World Cup Prediction, 26.06.2014)

    bookie punisher
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:03 am
    Russia and Algeria will meet in the final clash on Thursday 26th. They will fight for the place in the Round of 16; meanwhile, Belgium, the Group H confident favorite, have already made it through. Both Russia and Algeria have pretty much the same chances, but the main difference is that Algeria were relatively good throughout the World Cup group stage, while Russia were relatively bad. These two teams met before only once and the match ended in a draw. As long as Korea doesn’t stand any chances against Belgium, a draw works perfectly for Algeria. At the moment, they have three points that…

    bookie punisher
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:09 am
    This Saturday we watched the pretty much legendary Women’s French Open final played between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep. Everyone agreed this final was spectacular and both players showed the highest level of performance. Maria Sharapova won her second Roland Garros title with the score 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4; the first title she got in 2012 when she defeated Sara Errani (6–3, 6–2). All in all, she played 11 French Opens, whereof 3 were finals. It’s worth mentioning that it was the first 3-set-final played since 2001 (Jennifer Capriati defeated Kim Clijsters). It was an epic battle…

    bookie punisher
    6 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    This year, Roland Garros has brought many surprises and one of them is that Serena Williams and Li Na didn’t even get to the semifinals at that making Maria Sharapova the number-one-favorite of the tournament. Simona Halep is the biggest breakout of the French Open; she showed great performance and reached the finals without dropping a set (last time it was done by Justine Henin in 2007). Just one year ago Simona was ranked world No.57 and today she’s seed No.4 and plays Roland Gaross finals against Maria Sharapova. In semi-finals Halep won against Petkovic in two sets 6-2, 7-6; her…
  • FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid [Recap, May 17th]

    bookie punisher
    20 May 2014 | 3:10 am
    The bet we placed with bet365 on the exact number of corners in the match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid didn’t pay off, as there were 12 corners instead of the 11 predicted by us. In the end it did not matter as Atletico Madrid were crowned the La Liga champions, even if the president of the football federation had more important things to do than award the trophy to the winners. Barcelona knew that any other result but a victory was going to cost them the title, that’s why they went out all guns blazing on Atletico. The visitors received a serious blow in the beginning of the…
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  • Conor McGregor Wants Dustin Poirier At UFC 178

    Ben Kiely
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    Conor McGregor admitted he would welcome a fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 after his spectacular TKO win over Diego Brandao at UFC Dublin. Mandatory Credit: Conor McGregor delivered on his promise of knocking out Diego Brandao in the first round at UFC Dublin. After the impressive victory, Dustin Poirier called out the Notorious on Twitter, eyeing up a bout with the Irishman on the stacked UFC 178 card. McGregor revealed that he would be more than willing to meet Poirier at UFC 178 during the UFC Dublin post-fight media scrum. “That would be perfect for me. I already know…
  • Sam Bradford’s Time Is Now To Prove The St. Louis Rams He’s A No. 1 Pick

    Johnny Feulner
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Sam Bradford’s starting job in St. Louis will surely be evaluated after next season – Mandatory Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images via The St. Louis Rams are heading into the 2014 season with a retooled roster and better expectations. Better, not high, because of the grueling division they’re in, but they have a promising outlook. Bringing in a few pieces to help further St. Louis’ ascension, this season, we may witness both their defense and offense finally coming full circle. Adding explosive defensive tackle Aaron Donald to a line that already has the…
  • Insane Crowd Inspires Irish Clean Sweep at UFC Dublin

    Ben Kiely
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Conor McGregor’s grudge match against Diego Brandao was the perfect way to cap off a fantastic event for the Irish at UFC Dublin. “You’ll never beat the Irish”. That was the chant that 9,500 fans in the O2 arena belted out at UFC Dublin. It usually serves as an empty mantra; a cathartic release of national pride and pent-up excitement, but last night it had more weight behind it. It was roared with such conviction that it transcended a meaningless fan chant and became something much powerful; a promise. There was a lot of hype surrounding Irish MMA fans in the build up…
  • Conor McGregor Scores First Round Knockout Victory Over Diego Brandao

    Ben Kiely
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Conor McGregor capped off an action packed card at UFC Dublin by knocking out Diego Brandao in the first round. Mandatory Credit: In the main event of UFC Fight Night Dublin, Conor McGregor fulfilled his premonition by knocking Diego Brandao out in the first round. McGregor was headhunting from the opening bell, landing a spinning back kick which lead to a Brandao takedown attempt that the Dubliner easily defended. Brandao tried another but McGregor artfully reversed it and ended up on top position against the cage, trying to pass Brandao’s guard. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt…
  • Cathal Pendred Makes Stunning Comeback to Submit Mike King

    Ben Kiely
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Cathal Pendred sent the Irish crowd into a frenxy by making one of the greatest comebacks of all time to submit Mike King. Mandatory Nostalgia was in the air of the O2 arena as the Italia 90 World Cup version of Horslips’ ‘Dearg Doom’, boomed out the speakers while Cathal Pendred made his way to the Octagon. The crowd went into a frenzy for the Dubliner’s entrance, a stark contrast to the reception his opponent Mike King got when he walked out to the cage. King was hell bent on upsetting the home crowd in the first round as he threw bomb after bomb on Pendred until…
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  • Was Lionel Messi Tired?

    Benjamin Morris
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    In Argentina’s final match of the World Cup, Lionel Messi — on whom Argentine hopes have rested for over a decade — only touched the ball at a rate of once every two minutes. One of those touches was a great opportunity to win the game near the end of regulation, which he failed to even put on goal. Despite this, and despite a decrease in goals and assists as the tournament progressed (four goals in his first three games, an assist in his fourth, and nary a goal or assist since), he won the World Cup’s Golden Ball award (essentially the tournament MVP). That prompted Diego…
  • Carmelo Anthony’s Contract Could Doom the Knicks to Mediocrity

    Nate Silver
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    The New York Knicks have won 55 percent of their games since Carmelo Anthony joined the team in 2011 — a rate that equates to a 45-37 record over a regular season and a first-round exit from the playoffs.Get ready for more of the same. It’s not that Anthony is a bad player. He’s a very good player — perhaps even an underappreciated player, as my Grantland colleague Bill Simmons notes. He’s improved some problematic aspects of his game, like 3-point shooting, since arriving in New York.But Anthony’s new contract — reported to be in the range of $125 million over five…
  • Could the World Cup Champion Beat the Best Club Team in the World?

    Neil Paine
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Update (July 13, 5:46 p.m.): Germany won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time.In basketball, it’s a safe bet that the United States men’s national team would defeat even the best NBA teams more often than not. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine any single NHL squad being favored against the Canadian national hockey team, if there were ever an occasion for them to face off. Yet it’s pretty conventional wisdom in soccer circles that the best teams in the Champions League, the world’s top club-level competition, are better than those in the World Cup,…
  • LeBron James Shouldn’t Stay in Miami Or Go to Cleveland

    Nate Silver
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    The conventional wisdom is that LeBron James will remain in Miami or return home to Cleveland. Neither would maximize his chances of winning a championship — but Cleveland, at least, is on an upward trajectory.In Miami, James runs the risk of staying too long with a team in decline. The Heat won 54 games last year in a historically soft Eastern Conference and were dismantled by San Antonio in the NBA Finals. As if the Spurs left any doubt, a team with 54-win talent is rarely good enough to win a championship. Since the introduction of the three-point shot in 1979-80,27 just one of 22…
  • Messi Is Better Than Maradona, But Maybe Not Pele

    Benjamin Morris
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Last week I wrote “Lionel Messi Is Impossible,” an article that explored how play-by-play data sheds light on the Argentina forward’s skills, style and value (spoiler: he’s good). Many readers asked if I could do a similar analysis comparing Messi with all-time greats, particularly Argentine legend Diego Maradona (who played on the winning 1986 World Cup side) and Brazilian great Pele (who helped his country win the Cup in 1958, 1962 and 1970).Ask and you shall receive. Opta, the soccer analytics company, has compiled touch-by-touch data from World Cups going back to 1966,…
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    The Dirtiest Picks on the Internet

  • Saturday Pay Day!

    Bobby Sugar
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Well we took a nice well deserved break for All-Star week or whatever the hell baseball calls it and now we're here for the big fish!! The MLB was kind enough to schedule an easy week of winning for us, so let's go ahead and dominate this shit and get back to pretending baseball is an intense, physical sport.CLE at DET (-185) (Game 2)The old double header. Nothing says, "My sport is the least physically taxing since snooker" like playing two games in a row with no ramifications. Mr. Big D himself, Max Scherzer will be on the mound so you can probably expect a shut out. Speaking of Mr. Big D,…

    Bobby Sugar
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    HOUSTON (+6) vs. LACI am almost positive this line is a mistake and Vegas actually meant LAC (+6), but this is the way they have it listed, so do yourself a favor and throw a bunch of money down on this. The Rockets have at least 27 guys on their summer league team and players that actually might have a shot at NBA careers. The Clippers? They have Delonte West attempting to make a comeback. Do yourself and your savings account a favor and take the Rockets. Also this might be the only thing the Rockets win this summer (take that Morey!!).MIAMI (+3) vs. WIZARDSAnother summer league line where I…
  • Sunday Final Funday

    Bobby Sugar
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:26 pm
    2014 World Cup FinalGermany (+120) vs Argentina (WINNER!)Sugar: Here it is folks; the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  If you take a peak back to the Dirty Picks World Cup Draft you’ll notice one thing: both of these teams were selected by yours truly.  Germany was my first pick (2ndoverall), while Argentina (after dropping significantly in the draft) I picked up with my third pick (8th overall). You’ve watched the games up to this point right? What do you think is going to happen?  Just in case you’re one of those assholes that didn’t…
  • Soooooper Saturday!

    Bobby Sugar
    12 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    MLB PicksWAS (-1.5) vs PHI (OVER 7) (WINNERx2)The Natties REALLY let me down yesterday! They probably killed a bunch of parlays as well, when Joel Zimmerman went out early with an injury. Well today Steven "Seven Scoops" Strasburg takes the hill and I think the Natties will back him up with some runs. Is it just me or has Strasburg not seemed awesome this year. Not bad, just not Strasburgian? Oh well, either way, he gives up 3 runs and the Nats score 5. Detroit Tigers (+117) @ Kansas City Royals (WINNER!)The Tiger's hottest pitcher this season, Rick Porcello, is in tonight. The Tigers…
  • Friday Fist Pump Picks!

    Bobby Sugar
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Major League BaseballWAS (-140) at PHI (L)Here's a stat for you. Washington's run differential this year is +56. Philly? -42. In the grandest of schemes, run differential isn't a huge deal, but in this game, it will be. Philly can't hit for shit and the Natties are trying to turn things around with B. Harper back in the lineup. This should be an easy one to throw in a dumb ass parlay. CWS (+170) at CLE (OVER 8) (L) (WINNER!) That's right, ML Sox play. The Chi Sox are a VERY up and down team. I mean, within one game they can go from a dominant, hard hitting powerhouse to a…
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    Champs Nation

  • M7 Tech Partners, LLC. Founder, Carmelo Anthony Breaks the Golden Rule in Tech

    David M.
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    New York Knicks super star athlete is leveraging his brand yet again with his new venture capital firm, M7 Tech Partners, LLC. Melo along with co-founder and partner, Stuart Goldfarb have secured their first investment during quarter 2 last year in a new children’s media startup called Hullabalu, along with over 20 other investors. They’ve […] The post M7 Tech Partners, LLC. Founder, Carmelo Anthony Breaks the Golden Rule in Tech appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Tony Dungy on St. Louis Rams Michael Sam “wouldn’t taken him”

    David M.
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Former Indianapolis Colts head coach and  2x Super Bowl Champion, Tony Dungy has openly expressed his opinion on if we would have drafted Michael Sam if he were managing the St. Louis Rams. “I wouldn’t have taken him,” Dungy told the Tampa Bay Tribune. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance […] The post Tony Dungy on St. Louis Rams Michael Sam “wouldn’t taken him” appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Kevin Love will join LeBron and Kyrie in Cleveland

    Krithic Annamalai
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to go all-in for Kevin Love.’s Chris Broussard says: The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland have discussed a blockbuster trade centered on Kevin Love and the league’s past two No. 1 draft picks, league sources told ESPN. In an attempt to add Love, a three-time All-Star, the Cavaliers are willing to part with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony […] The post Kevin Love will join LeBron and Kyrie in Cleveland appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith

    Krithic Annamalai
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Stan Van Gundy is hoping to keep Greg Monroe in Detroit. But several teams have expressed interest in acquiring the young big man, and the Phoenix Suns are reportedly first in line. [We] tried to make a very strong case for ourselves and for our organization. I think that we’ve tried to make him understand […] The post Van Gundy wants to keep Greg Monroe and trade Josh Smith appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Eric Bledsoe isn’t Worth a Max Contract

    Krithic Annamalai
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Many NBA teams consider Eric Bledsoe as the best free agent still available. Although his desire to secure a max contract may have scared teams away from approaching him with an offer sheet. Bledsoe, an unrestricted free agent, turned down an offer from the Suns that would have netted him $48 million over four years, […] The post Eric Bledsoe isn’t Worth a Max Contract appeared first on Champs Nation.
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    CPL T20 2014

  • Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Antigua Hawksbills Live Score: CPL 2014

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Antigua Hawksbills will face each other in the first match of the CPL T20 2014 which is being played at National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada.Watch the Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Antigua Hawksbills live streaming and get the live match score of the first CPL T20 2014 match here.The Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Antigua Hawksbills match is scheduled to start at 18:00 hours GMT and will be played at National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada. Which team do you support in today's Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Antigua Hawksbills match?GAW vs AH Key PlayersThe…
  • India vs Bangladesh Live Streaming and Live Score: 3rd ODI

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:18 am
    India, after winning the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh will face the team again in the 3rd ODI (final ODI) which is scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM IST on 19th June 2014. You can watch the India vs Bangladesh live streaming and checkout India vs Bangladesh live score here.India won the 'India Tour of Bangladesh' series by winning both the matches against Bangladesh and the 3rd ODI will be played just for the sake of points. Who will win the India vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI match which will be played on 19th June 2014.The 3rd ODI of India vs Bangladesh will be played at the same venue as before, that…
  • India vs Bangladesh Live Score and Live Streaming: 2nd ODI

    16 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    Update: India won by 47 runs (D/L method). Defended their total pretty well. Thanks to Stuart BinnyThe 2nd ODI of the India vs Bangladesh live match is scheduled to begin at 12:30 PM IST and will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Watch the India vs Bangladesh live streaming and get India vs Bangladesh live score here.In the India vs Bangladesh live 1st ODI on 15th June 2014, India thrashed Bangladesh by 7 wickets (D/L method). Now who will win the India vs Bangladesh live 2nd ODI match that will be played on 17th June 2014.Catch the India vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI Live Score and…
  • KKR vs KXIP IPL 2014 Final Live Match Score

    31 May 2014 | 10:40 am
    Kolkata Knight Riders will go head to head with the Kings XI Punjab in the Grand Finale match of Pepsi IPL 2014. Catch the live IPL match streaming and get live cricket match online score here.KKR vs KXIP live IPL match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM IST on June 1st 2014. The IPL 2014 Grand Finale match will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.Kolkata Knight Riders team 2014 played really well this season winning 10 matches out of 15 played and are at position 2 in the IPL points table. On the other hand, the Kings XI Punjab team 2014, being the topper of the points table have…
  • KXIP vs CSK - Qualifier 2 Live Match Score

    29 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    Kings XI Punjab will take on the Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 match of IPL 2014 Playoffs.KXIP vs CSK Qualifier 2 match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM IST on 30th May 2014 and will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.Recently Kings XI Punjab played the Qualifier 1 match where Kolkata Knight Riders won by 28 runs proceeding directly to the IPL 2014 finals. Likewise Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator match and are here to compete with Kings XI Punjab.KXIP, led by George Bailey, tops the IPL points table with 11 wins out of 14 matches played while the CSK…
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  • FIFA World cup trophy damaged by German Players

    Aman Chauhan
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 pm
    FIFA World cup trophy damaged by German Players This sounds like awkward how anyone can damage the trophy. But it is true, the FIFA World cup trophy is damaged by German Players while they are partying at Rio. We knows that the trophy is replica of the original one but it is very shameful when someone damage their winning trophy. Germany is very happy after historic winning at the Brazil over FIFA World cup. They performed very well during their game play and that’s the reason today they have the World cup trophy. The trophy is damaged during when the German Players were partying at Rio…
  • Steven Gerrard takes retirement from football

    Aman Chauhan
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Steven Gerrard takes retirement from football Steven Gerrard, a well-known football player and England’s captain announced that he is going to take retirement form International football. He said that he is done with his decision and now he will not play anymore International football and if he plays he will play only for Liverpool. In his 14 year of career he made many achievements. If we search history we can see that, he plays total 114 matches over his 14 year of career. That was a great achievement in history. He stands at number 3. Gerrard is the best player of England and now it is…
  • Liverpool is thinking of signing Dejan Lovren & Loic Remy

    Aman Chauhan
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Liverpool is thinking of signing Dejan Lovren & Loic Remy   Liverpool is all set to sign Dejan Lovren as soon as possible. Liverpool already signed many players from Southampton. And now Dejan Lovren is ready for his move to Liverpool. Dejan Lovren is a Croatian football player who played for Southamton as a defender. And now he is ready to take his move to the Liverpool and charging £16m. On other hand Ronald Koeman, Southampton manager said that we will not lose our best player if and only if someone offers a really good price for him. So Liverpool is ready to offer such a healthy…
  • Chelsea signing Didier Drogba for one year

    Aman Chauhan
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Chelsea signing Didier Drogba for one year Didier Drogba is now signing a one year contract with Chelsea this week. Didier played for Galatasary for two years, and now the contract came to an end and Chelsea signing Didier Drogba for one year. Didier Drogba is a Ivorian player who born on 11th March, 1978. Currently he plays for Ivory Coast national football team. He is a forward player. We already aware with his fantastic performance in this FIFA World cup. Didier Drogba got an offer for coaching role at Stamford Bridge when he retires from football. Now Drogba completed his two year…
  • England vs India 2nd Inning Complete Review

    Aman Chauhan
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    England vs India 2nd Inning Complete Review After the first inning got over both the teams performed very well in their first inning. Lord’s stadium in London is full of fans. Kumar Dharmasena and Bruce Oxenford is ready for umpiring. Richard Illingworth is the third umpire. England were at 220-6, Prior and Plunkett were at strike. They were doing well. Here is the England vs India 2nd Inning Complete Review 90th over were getting over and England were at 231-6. Prior at 10 and Plunkett at 8. Both the players are doing very well. Kumar is on the balling side. Wicket, Prior got catch out by…
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    Other League

  • Trade Season: Chase Headley to the New York Yankees

    Colby Rogers
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    On Tuesday, August 22, the New York Yankees traded utility-man Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula to the San Diego Padres in exchange for third baseman Chase Headley. This trade may have been expected to be a bigger deal two years ago. Today, it is just a minor move by a team looking to find value and a team that has no reason to hold onto a player heading into free agency. Today…it has devolved into this. While I was out returning video tapes, #Padres sent cash and a struggling bat for a high risk relief prospect and a role 4 utility player. — Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks)…
  • Dwight Howard Shows Unjustified Overconfidence

    Alex Lowe
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    One of the biggest letdowns of NBA free agency so far has been the Houston Rockets. They haven’t seemed to be able to do anything right. First, they declined to get an additional year of Chandler Parsons at the best budget in the NBA. Then they cleared a bunch of cap space and went all in for a superstar, but didn’t land any. Then they decided not to match the Dallas Mavericks’ offer to Parsons, ultimately leaving them with less valuable pieces than they had in 2013-14. But Dwight Howard thinks that they’re going to be just fine. In typical Howard fashion, he cut down…
  • Top 10 MLB Teams Before The Trade Deadline

    Hayden Theodorakis
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    There have been a few surprises this season in the MLB, with a small market team becoming the toughest competition to the reigning champs becoming baseball chumps. Here are my top 10 teams in the MLB at the All-Star break. 1. Oakland Athletics (61-37) Who doesn’t have The A’s as their number one team at the break? What else can you say except that Oakland is playing great baseball. They have the right mix of veteran players and good young talent. The A’s have won seven of nine and own the best record in baseball at the break. They hit well, being top five in runs scored, runs…
  • Finding The Middle Ground: Brady Aiken vs. Houston Astros

    Colby Rogers
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    There is a book, first published in 1981 and updated to a third edition in 2011, that has become the go to introduction to negotiating strategies. Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton.1 The book pushes for a negotiation style based mainly on principles and not on positional or underhanded bargaining. Establishing principles or standards that drive the negotiation are central to this ideal, which goes against the idea that so many of us have about a more contentious style of negotiating in sports. There are several types of…
  • Other League’s Sportswriting Picks For July 14 – July 20

    Other League
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here at Other League, we know we aren’t the only site delivering quality sportswriting to the web. We love reading the articles that other sites come up with, especially when it features quality writing with excellent analysis. In this new column, we’re going to highlight the best sportswriting of the week. Every time one of us comes across an article that we wish we had written, it’s going to end up in this column. From Boom to Bust: Building a Predictive Quarterback Model By CCNorseman – Daily Norseman Still, the difference between Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy G is…
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    Posts - The Herd Report

  • What LeBron James Means To Buffalo (Yes, Buffalo)

    Greg Pokriki
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    The last time that the city of Buffalo has seen a major sports championship was 1965 when the Bills captured the AFL title, before even the Super Bowl existed. The last time that the city of Cleveland has seen a major sports championship was 1964 when the Browns captured the NFL title, again before even the Super Bowl's time.Both of these cities have experienced their own trials and tribulations in sport. Heartbreak has been an unfortunate constant through the decades. Though a turn in the tides is inevitable for both, Cleveland’s glory suddenly seems much closer to a reality with the…
  • Potential Bills Owners: The Latest List

    Dan Delluomo
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Who’s going to buy the Bills? Ever since the passing of Ralph Wilson Jr. in March, this has been the question nagging at the back of our minds. The good news is that—no matter what—the Bills are contractually obligated to be here another six years. Beyond that, the future of the team is uncertain.Within the last month, several potential owners have received non-disclosure agreements from the Bills, along with the team’s financial data. Bids are going to be submitted to Morgan Stanley, which has been tasked with handling the late Mr. Wilson’s estate. The plan is to have it down to…
  • I Believe That We Made Progress

    Greg Pokriki
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Though the USA Men’s National Team is headed home from the World Cup, it is not without a shimmer of hope and a large dose of pride. From the outset the US was put into the “Group of Death” an assignment that by it’s very name gave the team an underdog tag. However, that underdog position proved to be of comfort for the USA.First playing Ghana, the States had much to prove, being previously defeated by their opponent in the last two World Cups. Though the two teams have shared a history, this year’s outcome proved to be different. USA captain Clint Dempsey made sure his team’s…
  • What the US Soccer Men's Team Has Taught America

    Kevin Siskar
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    World Cup Qualifying Game  During the World Cup I experienced the atmosphere in NYC and around the world. It was electric like I have never seen it before, especially from a bunch of Yanks.When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on its 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last 4 years. In 2014 something has happened to soccer in America that wasn't there before. ESPN has said that "overall viewership for the…
  • NFL Logos Redesigned as SOCCER Badges

    Kevin Siskar
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    In honor of the World Cup and the upcoming NFL season we felt it worth sharing the work of the people over at Football as Football.  As they put it: "We love football. Both kinds. Football As Football is a design exploration of American football logos redesigned as European football (SOCCER) logos." Here you go. The Buffalo Bills NFL Logos redone as if they belonged to a European soccer team.  You can see the rest of the NFL team logos re-imagined as well here. 
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  • Germany vs Argentina FIFA World Cup Final 2014 live score and streaming

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    Watch the latest update score and live streaming of germany vs argentina fifa world cup final match 2014.fifa world cup 2014 final match is to be played on 13 july 2014 in Estadio do maracana Stadium at 16:00 local time. This match will be the most super exciting played between germany and argentina in 2014 fifa world cup. Both the teams haven’t lost a single match in FIFA World Cup so far . Now, it is impossible to guess the team that will be winning the final at the Maracana Stadium. “Nicola Rizzoli will referee the fifa world cup 2014 final argentina vs germany” Argentina 5 key…
  • India vs England test match live score and streaming online

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Watch the live score and online streaming of India vs England 5 match test series started from 9 July to 15 Aug 2014.Catch the live streaming action of all the test matches between England vs India on start sports. You can also enjoy the live score on mobile using different android apps or you can directly browse star sports official website Both the teams are well prepared for this test match series. India has also played some warm up match before the 1st match against England. Click here for Complete schedule and Fixture of india vs england 2014 India vs England test…
  • India Tour of England 2014 Schedule and Fixture

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    India tour of England 2014 Schedule and fixture. Total 11 matches will be played between india vs england in which both the team are going to play 5 test matches,5 one day international matches, and 1 t20 match. The first test match between India vs England will be played on 9 july 2014 and last test match will be played on 15 aug 2014. The first ODI match between india vs England will be played on 25 aug 2014 and ODI match will be played on 05 Sep 2014-07-2014. In last One T20 Match will also be played between England and India on 07 Sep 2014. In India “STAR Sports” will be the TV…
  • Watch The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Score And Streaming

    4 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    An ICC 11th world cup cricket match is going to held in the month of march 2015.For that many countries are interested to participate at that moment billions of cricket fans are not able to see the cricket at spot, so many websites are interested to telecast the match at live at free of cost without downloading or streaming. Watch The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Score And Streaming Process To Watch The Match At Live: In today’s world everything will be at live with the presence of different websites like mobile websites, system websites, radio websites etc…some more example websites…
  • Ease Way Of Booking Icc 2015 Cricket World Cup Tickets

    4 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Book your Icc 2015 World Cup Ticket online. In ICC the 11th cricket world cup will be held in next upcoming year 2015.In this match Australia and New Zealand are jointly inviting for host. These glory days have exciting packages for each event. For this we are glad to watch at live, so ready to book tickets at online now. Tickets to a once–in-a-generation sporting event in Australia – the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 – went on general public sale today, one year from the start of the tournament on 14 February 2015.To mark the occasion, countdown clocks were unveiled in the seven…
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    Running Shoe Reviews

  • Kiplagat Steals Monaco in Deepest 1500m, Ever

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

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

    Endurance Sport
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Like many runners, from the hobby jogger to the elite, I spend numerous hours a week on tending to various knots and soreness in my legs. I owned various therapy devices, lacrosse balls, softballs, foam rollers, you name it I had it. The foam roller that I previously owned was too soft and at the time I was not looking to spend $70- $80 dollars on one of those fancy shmancy new foam rollers. So I got online and started reading about various other types of massage therapy and decided to purchase the Tiger Tail. Tender “knots” in the muscle can prevent full range of motion, while causing…
  • Gatlin and Gay, Americans 1-2 at Laussanne

    Endurance Sport
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Convicted dopers Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay go 1-2 in the Lausanne Diamond League Meet. 9.79, 9.93 Just 1-year after testing positive for PED’s, American sprinter Tyson Gay runs 9.93 in his season opener in Lausanne. With such an impressive opener, there was only one athlete who could challenge Gay, and that was Justin Gatlin (convicted doper), who crossed the line in a near world-leading time of 9.79 This was an impressive return for Gay that begs the question, “Was 1-year a long enough suspension?” Gay returned to competition an entire year early because of his…
  • Zensah Compression Sleeves Review

    Endurance Sport
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:02 am
    Zensah Compression Sleeves One of the huge running trends that has arisen in the past few years is the use of compression gear, whether it is socks, tights, or just calf sleeves. Zensah Compression Leg Sleeves claim to help provide runners and all athletes with calf support, shin splint relief, and decreased fatigue.  Zensah has developed gradient compression which provides wide ribbing in the front for shin support and tight ribbing in the back for calf support. They are the best selling compression leg sleeves worldwide. So with the resounding support this product seems to be getting I…
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    Royals Blue

  • Happy Birthday To Royals Blue Writer Zach Hodson

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
      As is tradition here at Royals Blue.  When one of our writers gets a year older, I like to tell a little story about them and the Royals!  As Zach and I owned Royals Season Tickets for a while together (with our other psuedo-friend Bryan Deleve) I have many stories to tell! Some of the top things I thought about writing included our mission to gain popularity for Canada Day at the K!  With players like Aaron Guiel and Matt Stairs hailing from the North we felt compelled to celebrate all their culture and history.  Then we realized it was Canada and they really don’t have much…
  • The Theory of Royaltivity

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
        Everything in sports is relative. When the Braves or Cardinals have a .500 season, it is a down year. A “bad” year. One to forget, often ripe with a fan base calling for change. When the Royals reached and exceeded .500 in 2003, it was considered a magical year. This wasn’t because it was an example of spectacular baseball, but rather because they were a group of players whom on paper appeared to be a band of misfits. They EXCEEDED expectation. They made it fun to watch baseball. Watching Jose Lima win games with guys like Aaron Guiel providing the offensive…
  • Batting Practice Doesn’t Translate as White Sox Beat Royals 3-1

    Sarah Davis
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    “I think we’ve got guys who can definitely hit for power. If you don’t believe me, just watch BP.” -Ned Yost Well, Royals fans…. We’re not far from Rock Bottom. Actually, we’re two games from Rock Bottom, but don’t worry. Dayton Moore still thinks that we can win with the players that are currently on the roster, and that’s why he isn’t selling. The Royals lost again on Monday night, to push their current losing streak to four games. Without Eric Hosmer, their hottest hitter at the moment, out of the lineup, the Royals would have to find a way…
  • Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were promised that this would be the year.  Everything Dayton Moore has been feeding us has said that 2014 is the year all the major pieces would fall into place. So what gives?  Well first and foremost you have to…
  • Playoff Hopes Dwindling, Royals Swept by Sox, Lose Game Three 6-0

    Sarah Davis
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Don’t panic now, but the Royals are closer to last place than they are first place. The Kansas City Royals have just been swept by the last place Boston Red Sox. “What happened to driving the bus?” That bus has now crashed and caught on fire. The Royals have scored five runs total this series. Four runs on Friday, one run yesterday, and no runs today. It isn’t for lack of getting on base, they do plenty of that. It’s hitting the guys in that seems to trouble the Royals. The Red Sox also struggled in that department today, but they still scored six runs. It was…
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  • MMA Radio: Invicta FC Charmaine Tweet, UFC Fight Night, MMA News and Rumors

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
     Fight Fans Iconici Radio MMA went LIVE Saturday at 2:00pm MST with hosts Syndee and Poetrynmotion with the latest MMA news highlights from the past couple of days and very special returning guest Charmaine "Not So Sweet" Tweet joined us to  talk about her upcoming fight.Charmaine Tweet will be stepping back into the Invicta FC cage to face off against Veronica Rothenhausler in Invicta's first 155 pound fight at the promotions 8th event going down on Sept 6 in Kansas City, MO.From her Invicta Bio: As a child Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet asked for boxing videos from her…
  • Lion Fight 18 Featuring Two Championship Fights

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight, announced that two reigning Lion Fight champions and two of the biggest stars in the sport, Yodsanklai Fairtex and Jorina Baars, will top the card for LION FIGHT 18 live from the Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Friday, September 5. Inside MMA was the first to reveal that LION FIGHT 18 will feature two championship title fights, with Fairtex headlining and Baars competing in the co-main event. Both champions will attempt to defend their titles for the first time. Tickets for LION FIGHT 18 are on sale Saturday, July 19 starting at…
  • Lion Fight Signs Gaston Bolanos to Exclusive Multi-Fight Contract

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Press Release) LAS VEGAS, NV  – Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight, today announced he has signed Gaston Bolanos to an exclusive multi-fight contract, stating that the 142 lb. Muay Thai standout has agreed to fight exclusively for Lion Fight, the premier standup combat sports organization and world’s largest and most active promoter of full Muay Thai rules events. “I have built Lion Fight as the promotion that brings in the most respected names in Muay Thai, and the one that finds the next American superstars,” said Kent. “Gaston Bolanos is both, and with the fast-paced,…
  • UFC Justin Salas Interview Iconici Tv MMA

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    You never know who we will meet up with at the elite MMA gym Grudge Training Center in Colorado. As a member of Grudge Iconici TV MMA host Laura Kelley gets to workout with some of the best fighters in the Mixed Martial Arts industry. Laura caught up with UFC lightweight Justin "J-Bomb" Salas (12-5-0) as he was approaching fight week for his next fight at UFC Fight Night 45 on July 16th in Atlantic City, NJ. After his impressive 1st round KO of Ben Wall at UFC Fight Night 40. Justin Salas will be stepping back into the UFC octagon to face Joe Proctor (9-2). Check out Laura's candid interview…
  • MMA Radio: UFC Alan Jouban, MMA Legend Dan Severn, UFN 45 Results, MMA News

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Fight Fans we had an exciting show on Iconici Radio MMA last Thursday at 7:30pm MST. Syndee and Poetrynmotion talked about the latest UFC news, weekly MMA news and MMA rumors this week. We were excited to welcome special guest UFC Fight Night Welterweight Alan Jouban and MMA Legend Dan Severn onto the show.A little background on both guests just incase you are wondering.Alan Jouban has just signed into the UFC from RFA and will be making his promotion debut August 16th against Seth Baczynski at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, ME. Alan is currently on a two fight win streak with 5 of his 9 pro…
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    Pakistan Tribune » Sports

  • Afghanistan (Afg) vs Zimbabwe (Zim) 3rd ODI: Live Score, Commentary & Streaming

    Sohail Zafar
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Setting the sights on series-clinching victory, Zimbabwe will take on Afghanistan in the third one-day international at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo on Tuesday. The hosts, who inflicted a comfortable six-wicket win in the series-opener, strolled to a comprehensive eight-wicket win in the second ODI to claim 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Zimbabwe’s chase of 257-run target in second game was build around the record 224-run opening partnership between Sikandar Raza, who cracked 133-ball 141 in his maiden ODI century, and Hamilton Mazakadza, who fell seven runs short of his fourth hundred.
  • I Can Bring Pakistan Cricket’s Lost Glory Back in Six Months: Miandad

    Sohail Zafar
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    LAHORE: Legendary batsman and former Captain Javed Miandad has said that he can drastically turnaround the fortunes of Pakistan cricket and bring back its lost glory in merely six months. Taking to Geo Super, Miandad who remained associated with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for almost eight years claimed that his plans to revive Pakistan cricket were not adequately considered. “Even when I was working as Director-General cricket in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) I gave a plan to the chairman but nothing happened”. Miandad said that existing cricket structure of the country is flawed and…
  • Najam Sethi Announces to Step Down as PCB Chairman

    Sohail Zafar
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Lahore – Najam Sethi on Monday eventually announced to step down as chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after being ousted and reinstated thrice, Pakistan Tribune reported. He made the announcement during the hearing of a case pertaining to the chairmanship at Supreme Court. A two-member bench comprised of Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed the hearing of case today at the Lahore Registry. The veteran journalist, in a written statement, stated that he will not be participating in the forthcoming PCB elections. He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has…
  • CPL T20 2014: Guyana Amazon Warriors vs Jamaica Tallawahs Live Score, Commentary & Streaming

    Sohail Zafar
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Setting the sights on their fourth successive win, Guyana Amazon Warriors will take on defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs in the ninth match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 2014 at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Sunday. Amazon, who began their campaign with a thrilling two-wicket win over Antigua Hawksbills before downing Red Steel in one-over eliminator, strolled to a thumping nine-wicket win against St Lucia Zouks in their most recent outing. They would be looking to preserve the winning momentum to consolidate their top position on the points table. On the other hand,…
  • Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 2014: Antigua Hawksbills vs Red Steel Live Score & Streaming

    Sohail Zafar
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Having lost three games in a row, a rusty Antigua Hawksbills will meet Red Steel in their next match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2014 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua on Sunday. Hawksbills, who were beaten by two wickets and eight wickets in their first two games, suffered five-wicket loss to Barbados Tridents in their most recent outing. Marlon Samuels-led team cannot afford another loss, three successive defeats have badly hurt their hopes of progressing into the next round and another will officially exclude them from the contention. On the other hand, Red Steel are at third…
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    The Unprofessional Football League

  • Andy Dalton Distraught, Confused Over Death of Comics Icon Archie

    Scott Colby
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    The titular protagonist of the long-running Archie comic book series was shot and killed while protecting one of his friends in a recent issue. Comics lovers the world over have been hit hard by the beloved hero’s untimely demise, but perhaps no one’s been more effected by Archie’s death than Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. “The guiding light in my life has been extinguished,” Dalton explained to reporters through his bedroom door. As of this writing, he’s been locked in there for three whole days, often sobbing uncontrollably. “Archie was…
  • Jimmy Graham, Next WWE Superstar?

    John Wells
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    New Orleans Saints Tight End Jimmy Graham recently came to terms with the team on a brand new contract worth $40 million over 4 years.  This came after a tumultuous summer where Graham and the Saints were stuck in arbitration to determine whether Graham should be paid like a wide receiver or a tight end. The courts ruled that Graham was a tight end and once contract negotiations started the sides were pretty far apart.  Before signing the deal with the Saints, Graham was actively seeking other opportunities for income if they weren’t able to reach an agreement.  In an exclusive…
  • Titans’ QB gets punched after bad pick-up line

    James Hemlock
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    MEMPHIS—Sixth round pick of the Tennessee Titans Zach Mettenberger was said to have been suckered punched in a local bar in Nashville this weekend. The incident occurred when Mettenberger was flirting with a young lady and asked her if she was from there. Before the girl could answer, Mettenberger followed with “Because you’re the only 10 I see.” He was then hit in the face by the young lady’s boyfriend, while he was saying “Roll Tide!” The former LSU Tiger quarterback responded with “Good Luck with that” “I was just trying to hit on a chick without telling her about…
  • Carrie Underwood falls in Jaguars’ new pools

    James Hemlock
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    JACKSONVILLE—Carrie Underwood fell into the cabanas at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida last night during a rehearsal for her show this weekend. Underwood was preparing for the concert when during “Blown Away,” she was literally blown into one of the new cabanas being installed at the Jacksonville stadium. “All of a sudden there was a gust of wind,” Ryan Robinson, Public Relations Director said, “The next thing we knew, Carrie was under water in the pool.” Underwood was not injured in the incident, but cancelled her rehearsal as she was helped off the concourse by the…
  • Joe Namath’s Fur Coat Named Jet’s Starting Quarterback

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    The New York Jets can finally put their troubles searching for a franchise quarterback behind them. Since the Namath days, the team has been hard-up for the full-time position. Until last week when a report from headquarters in Florham Park, NJ said Broadway Joe is on his way back to the league. Although this time around, it won’t be the Hall of Fame quarterback making the calls behind the line, but rather his infamous Fur Coat. “It was Joe’s idea,” Rex Ryan said in an interview on Monday. “If Joe Namath calls your direct line and pitches an idea, you have to go with it. He’s Joe…
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    FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Streaming - FIFA WC 2014

  • Germany vs Argentina Live Streaming Live Score World Cup 2014 Final

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Germany vs Argentina will face each other in the World Cup 2014 finals being played at Estadio do Maracanã. Watch the Germany vs Argentina live streaming and checkout the Germany vs Argentina live score here.The Germany vs Argentina match is scheduled to begin at 20:00 hours (GMT) and will be played at Estadio do Maracanã.Germany belongs to Group G and Argentina belongs to Group F. So are you geared up for the world cup final 2014 between Germany vs Argentina?Who will win Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 final match?Whom do you support in the World Cup 2014 Brazil final?Germany and…
  • Germany vs Ghana Live Streaming: World Cup 2014

    21 Jun 2014 | 11:05 am
    Germany vs Ghana will face each other in the 28th match of FIFA WC 2014 being played at Estadio Castelão. Watch the Germany vs Ghana live streaming and checkout the Germany vs Ghana live score here.The Germany vs Ghana match is scheduled to begin at 19:00 hours (GMT) and will be played at Estadio Castelão.Both Germany and Ghana belongs to Group G and this is the third Group G match that will be played today between Germany and Ghana. We also have the face-off between Nigeria vs Bosnia and Herzegovina today.Checkout the FIFA World cup 2014 FixturesWho will win today's Germany vs Ghana…
  • Watch the FIFA WC 2014 Cameroon vs Croatia Live Streaming

    18 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    Cameroon vs Croatia will face each other in the 20th match of FIFA WC 2014 being played at Arena Amazonia. Watch the Cameroon vs Croatia live streaming and checkout the Cameroon vs Croatia live score here.The Cameroon vs Croatia match is scheduled to begin at 22:00 hours (GMT) and will be played at Arena Amazonia. Earlier we had the face-off between England vs Italy at Arena Amazonia.Both Cameroon and Croatia belongs to Group A and this is the fourth Group A match that will be played today between Cameroon vs Croatia. We also have the face-off between Australia vs Netherlands and Spain vs…
  • Spain vs Chile Live Streaming and Live Score: Match 19

    18 Jun 2014 | 7:11 am
    Spain vs Chile will face each other in the 19th match of FIFA World cup 2014 being played at Estadio do Maracanã. Watch the Spain vs Chile live streaming and get Spain vs Chile live score here.The ESP vs CHI match is scheduled to begin at 19:00 hours (GMT) and will be played at Estadio do Maracanã. Earlier we had the face-off between Argentina vs Bosnia and Herzegovina at Estadio do Maracanã.Both the teams, Spain and Chile belongs to Group B and this is the fourth Group B match that will be played today between Spain vs Chile. We also have the face-off between Australia vs Netherlands and…
  • Australia vs Netherlands Live Score and Live Streaming: Match 18

    18 Jun 2014 | 1:11 am
    Australia vs Netherlands will face each other in the 18th match of FIFA World cup 2014 being played at Estadio Beira-Rio. Watch the Australia vs Netherlands live streaming and get Australia vs Netherlands live score here.The Australia vs Netherlands match is scheduled to begin at 16:00 hours (GMT) and will be played at Estadio Beira-Rio. Earlier we had the face-off between France vs Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio.Both the teams, Australia vs Netherlands belongs to Group B and this is the third Group B match that will be played today between Australia vs Netherlands. The first two group B…
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  • Forever Madness: The Randy Savage EP’s Second Single “L.C.R” by Smoke DZA

    Dan Soden
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    Forever Madness: The Randy Savage EP is shaping up to be a Wrassle Rap fans dream album. The first single took former WWE in house porn star Val Venis’ entrance and flipped it into “Lipstick on the Blunt” featuring Casey Veggies and King Chip, now we are being blessed with the second single, “L.C.R (Lights, Camera, Rugby)” by Smoke DZA. This time around we get to see the classic Ric Flair theme flipped into smooth showcase of DZA’s superior wordplay. Look out for Forever Madness: The Randy Savage EP to drop in early August. In the meantime you can listen to the Audible…
  • Update: Celtics Legend Bill Russell Collapses During Speaking Engagement

    Dan Soden
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Reports suggested that Bill Russell had collapsed during a speaking engagement earlier today. The 80-year-old Celtics legend was then taken via ambulance to a nearby hospital.   TMZ Sports has provided us with a bit of an update on Russell’s health. The Celtics tell us Russell is being treated at the hospital — and is already starting to feel better. He’s hoping to fly out of Lake Taho tonight … and the rep says right now it looks like he’ll be able to do that. Its good to hear the Russell is doing better and hopefully it was nothing major. The post Update:…
  • Celtics Legend Bill Russell Collapses During Speaking Engagement

    Dan Soden
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It seems like Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell collapsed during a speaking engagement earlier today. He was reportedly on stage talking when he collapsed. Prayers for Bill Russell, he just collapsed on stage while speaking to our company. #shocked — Christopher Martin (@cmartin4534) July 17, 2014 Christopher Martin, a man who was at the engagement, said that Russell did regain consciousness before being taken away by an ambulance to a local hospital. When we have more information on the situation we will be sure to update you in the mean time we can only hople that Russell is alright.
  • MLS Recap: Galaxy vs. Revolution

    Guillermo Sida
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    The LA Galaxy faced off against the New England Revolution on Wednesday night in Carson, CA. The game would be a blowout 5-1 victory in favor of the LA Galaxy. LA was able to get three points and jump from 6th place to a tie with Colorado Rapids to 3rd place in the Western Conference. The Galaxy were again without Omar Gonzalez, but also decided to rest Landon Donovan and Robbie Rogers. LA is into a stretch of three games in seven days so it was expected to see new faces in the lineup in order to rest some of their regular starters. The Galaxy began the game in complete control of possession,…
  • It’s Time For A Real Break

    Pat Heffling
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    The All-Star break is an unofficial halfway point of the annual marathon known to many a sports fan as the Major League Baseball season. If your team is in first place, like the Brewers happen to be, you’re still keeping an eye on the sports page, but if your team is performing like the Brewers usually do at this time, you’re starting to concentrate on something more important, like the NFL. After having been inundated with World Cup garbage and incessant sports talk chatter about the current group of NBA nomads, led by none other than LeBron James, in Wisconsin, sports fans find…
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  • Quinton Jackson: MMA Rampage Mode

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Quinton Jackson: MMA Rampage Mode   Quinton Jackson is one the most charismatic MMA fighters. Rampage Jackson is considered by specialists and fans one of the most hilarious and intelligent mixed martial artist. The American’s trademark is the entrance in the cage with a heavy chain around his neck Jackson is the only fighter in MMA that howls before entering in the cage. Rampage Jackson established himself as one of the toughest fighters in the world, a man that inspires fear to any opponent. Quinton Jackson is renowned for his brute force, natural resistance and resilience,…
  • Paul Pogba: Best Young Player in 2014 World Cup

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Paul Pogba: Best Young Player in 2014 World Cup   Paul Pogba won Young Player Award at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The 21 years-old Juventus star was on my shortlist of possible winners of  World Cup Young Player Award. Pogba was one the key players for France in this World Cup tournament, being instrumental in many matches. The Frenchman was decisive against Nigeria when he managed to score the first goal of the game and lead his team in the next round. Besides this crucial header against Nigeria, Paul Pogba was an influential player for Les Bleus in this World Cup tournament. The…
  • Dan Henderson – MMA Legend

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Dan Henderson – MMA Legend   Dan Henderson is one of the living legends of MMA. Hendo is a former greco-roman Olympic wrestler and currently ranked #6 light heavyweight MMA fighter by Sherdog. The American has 42 fights, winning 30 (14 by KO/TKO). What is more impressive is the fact that Dan Henderson was knocked out only once (by Vitor Belfort with a head kick in 2013). But let’s not forget Hendo was 43 years old when was firstly knocked out by Vitor Belfort! Amazing isn’t it? Moreover, Henderson was submitted in only 4 matches, which demonstrates his ability to avoid…
  • Keylor Navas: Costa Rica’s Guardian Angel

    1 Jul 2014 | 4:23 am
    Keylor Navas: Costa Rica’s Guardian Angel   Keylor Navas is the guardian angel for Costa Rica in World Cup 2014. The Costa Rican goalkeeper is one of the unexpected stars of the World Cup. Keylor Navas had an amazing 2013-2014 season with Levante and demonstrated his value in Brazil, being one the best goalkeepers of the tournament. The Costa Rican shoot-stopper made 150 saves, compared to Thibaut Courtois who made only 71 in the last La Liga season. Courtois ended La Liga season with 19 clean sheets, while Navas finished on the second position with 16 clean sheets. These stats are…
  • Mark Coleman: The Hammer

    30 Jun 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Mark Coleman: The Hammer   Mark Coleman was one of the first fighters that demonstrated the ability of wrestlers to dominate their opponents in MMA and one of UFC’s earliest stars. Coleman was included in UFC Hall of Fame. The Hammer’s finest wrestling skills made him of the first fighters in MMA to use ground-and-pound strategy, earning him the title of “Godfather of Ground and Pound”. Despite being a remnant of MMA old age, Mark Coleman was one of the toughest fighters in UFC’s recent history. The Hammer won a silver medal in Wrestling World Championships…
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    Trampoline Reviews 101

  • Trampoline Reviews: The Urban Rebounder Trampoline

    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 unit provides entertainment … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: Skywalker 15 foot Round Trampoline and Enclosure Combo with Spring Pad

    3 Jun 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Skywalker 15-ft. Trampoline with Spring Pad – Quality Materials and Excellent Engineering for Incredible Outdoor Fun The 15-ft. Round Trampoline from Skywalker Trampolines will make sure your kids are entertained in your yard as long as the weather is good. However, the unit is not only about entertainment: it is a development toy that will … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: AlleyOop 14′ VariableBounce Trampoline with integrated Safety Enclosure

    5 May 2014 | 7:25 am
    AlleyOop 14′ VariableBounce Trampoline – Safe Outdoor Entertainment for Kids and Adults Alike The VariableBounce Trampoline with Safety Enclosure from AlleyOop makes an excellent choice for parents who are looking for a toy that will provide their kids an opportunity to let off energy. The AlleyOop Trampoline can entertain several kids at a time, so … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: Aosom Trampoline with Safety Net Enclosure Combo

    4 Apr 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The Aosom Trampoline with Safety Net Enclosure Combo – Safe Jumping and Great Fun with a Budget-Priced Outdoor Toy If you are looking for a great development toy to make your kids love physical exercise or an outdoor equipment that will transform your yard into the center of all the action designed to entertain kids … Continue reading »
  • Get Acquainted with the Most Interesting and Diverse Types of Trampolines and Accessories

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:33 am
    Shopping for a new trampoline will likely be one of the most interesting and exciting things you ever do with your time in any sports or specialty shop. Whether you prefer to see and touch the product before buying it or you feel comfortable ordering your new trampoline online, one of the first and most … Continue reading »
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    True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training

  • Soccer Dribbling Drills
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Soccer Dribbling Drills Soccer Dribbling Drills | The Soccer Essentials Learn the best soccer dribbling drills to improve your soccer skills and technique. Better Soccer Coaching | Dribbling at speed soccer drill | Soccer …–Skills-Soccer-dribbling-drills-Dribbling-at-speed-soccer-drill Free Soccer Drills | Football Drills | The following soccer drills focus on…
  • Soccer Shooting Drills
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Soccer Shooting Drills 6 Essential Soccer Shooting Drills for Finishing | STACK Mar 15, 2013 … Scoring goals in soccer is not just about shooting. Learn the soccer shooting drills it takes to become a “clinical finisher.” Soccer Shooting Drill, Soccer Shooting Game, Shooting … This shooting drill is a great game to […] The post Soccer Shooting Drills appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
  • Volleyball Setting Drills
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Volleyball Setting Drills Here are some great drills to help improve your setting skills.  With these setting drills you will be able to help set up your teammates for success. 5 Volleyball Setting Drills | ACTIVE Nov 13, 2013 … Improve your team’s setting technique with these five great volleyball drills from the eteamz […] The post Volleyball Setting Drills appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
  • Soccer Passing Drills
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Soccer Passing Drills Here are some great soccer passing drills to help you improve your passing skills and make you a better overall soccer player. Soccer Passing Drills | The Soccer Essentials Learn the best soccer passing drills to improve your soccer skills and technique. Soccer Passing Drills –Improve your game today – Soccer […] The post Soccer Passing Drills appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
  • Soccer Goalie Drills
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Soccer Goalie Drills 3 Best Soccer Goalie Drills – STACK Mobility Training for Hockey Goalies. Paul Rabil’s Agility Shooting Drill. Create Your Mechanical Foundation With the Baseball Line Drill. During a soccer game, goalies are constantly in high-pressure situations. How to be a Soccer Goalie – Epic Sports Soccer goalies are a team’s […] The post Soccer Goalie Drills appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
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  • Samara starts work on 2018 World Cup stadium

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    © LOC On 21 July a ceremony was held in Samara to mark the start of construction work on a new stadium that will host FIFA World Cup™ matches in 2018. A ceremony in which a capsule was laid in the foundations of the future arena was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also inspected the site where work will soon start on the construction of the stadium and addressed young students from Samara sports schools, who had come to witness the historic moment. “Samara has chosen a magnificent place for the new stadium,” the Russian president said, addressing those gathered from…
  • Thank you Toronto! FIFA World Cup at CIBC Soccer Nation

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at Source: Thank you Toronto! FIFA World Cup at CIBC Soccer Nation Visit us on
  • The Lure of the FIFA World Cup!

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup is an international soccer/football competition contested by the men’s national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body. Source: The Lure of the FIFA World Cup! Visit us on
  • FIFA World Cup Volunteers: 14000 heroes

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
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  • An Infographic Recap of 2014 World Cup

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    DishTVSignUp completes their infographic trilogy with one final artwork to sum up the top moments in the 20th FIFA World Cup. Source: An Infographic Recap of 2014 World Cup Visit us on
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  • RUGBY UNION – June 21st – 2nd Test – South Africa v Wales (Nelspruit)

    25 Jun 2014 | 9:59 am
    I’m not sure I can take any more of these “honourable defeats”. As Max Boyce (and the rest of the Welsh population like to exclaim) “I was there” when we lost to France at Cardiff 1987 (10-9), Australia in Sydney 2007 (29-23; Australia scored a try after the siren), Australia (again) in Melbourne 2012 (25-23; Australia kicked a penalty after the siren) and now South Africa in Nelspruit 2014 (31-30; South Africa awarded a penalty try with 2 minutes to go). I’m sure there are a couple more, but these are the ones that are forever etched in my brain and deeper…
  • RUGBY UNION – June 14th – 1st Test – South Africa v Wales (Durban)

    17 Jun 2014 | 2:16 am
    After the one way traffic of last week’s Australia v France game, I decided I needed some excitement in my life, so I trekked across to Durban via Singapore, Dubai and Cairo. But after nearly doubling the 6,100 miles to try and get to the Test match, I nearly didn’t make it at all. The short 45 minute cityhop from Johannesburg to Durban was cancelled literally 5 minutes from boarding time. The airport was full of Bokke fans going to the game and it sent the place into a frenzy. There were no other suitable flights in the end. So I pallied up with a few of them and 10 minutes later…
  • RUGBY UNION – June 7th – 1st Test – Australia v France (Brisbane)

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:38 pm
    June is always a funny month for Rugby Internationals. It’s the tail end of an ever expanding, arduous European season and it’s a complete mid-season break for the Southerners. You sometimes have to feel sorry for those SANZAR players that don’t make it into International squads as they go from the super intense Super XVs into what are essentially, backyard club matches. The Europeans start their fixturing in August. Their clubs continue through the November Internationals Series there, so their only time off for the elite players is between late June and the start of August! Rugby…
  • FOOTBALL – April 27th – A-League Semi Final – Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory

    30 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    The A-League finals have a “Superbowl” feel to them nowadays. The Champions have always been determined by a Grand Final, but in the past, the top two in the league have had second chances in the playoffs. The finals are now a sudden death affair, which doesn’t necessarily lead to great football as teams can sometimes be cagey instead of attacking, and whoever is left standing out of the final two, the highest placed get the right to host the Grand Final (to the league’s discretion of course!). The semi finals not unexpectedly saw 1st v 4th (Brisbane v Melbourne) and…
  • TRIATHLON – April 6th – ITU World Series, Auckland, New Zealand

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    Different sporting events seem to follow me around rather than vice versa. On my last day in Auckland there just happened to be the first round of the World Triathlon Series. Amazing – but to those that really know me they would think “no surprise!!!!” Triathlon is not my ideal kind of threesome, but that’s another kettle of fish completely. It is however full of world class athletes and seeing as this is part of the World Series, most of the world’s best are at this event. The deep-seated question is though; are these the best in the world or are they just not…
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    Dulu Lain Sekarang Lain » Sports

  • Arturo Vidal: Biography & Transfer Rumors

    Ismail N
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    One of the hottest football property in the market today, Arturo Vidal is reported to be subjected to transfer bid by Manchester United and Chelsea. The Chilean footballer who made a name for himself after starring for Juventus in Seria A and helping the Italian club to three successive Scudetto. He featured for Chile in Brazil World Cup 2014 and helped his country to the last 16 before bowing out to Brazil after penalty shoot-outs. Premier League giant, Manchester United is said ready to splash in excess of £30 million for Vidal. Their only concern right now is about the state of Arturo…
  • World Cup 2014 Final: Argentina vs Germany

    Ismail N
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    All good thing must come to an end. As we bid farewell to World Cup 2014 tonight, two football nations will battle each other to claim the title as the “Best In The World“. Argentina vs Germany is the repeat of 1986 final when Diego Maradona inspired Argentina to their only second World Cup title. Can Lionel Messi do the same for the Albicelestes (sky blue and whites)? Or will Germany have their revenge this time? What say you? Germany Is The Favourite On form and on paper, the Germans are the favourite. Any team that inflicted Brazil with a 7-1 defeat at their own back yard must…
  • Argentina Is In The Final And Set To Complete Brazil’s Worst Nightmare!

    Ismail N
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Remember the fun we had in the first semis? Germany put SEVEN past Brazil, Klose became the most prolific World Cup scorer, £50 million man David Luiz had a shocker game and the list goes on and on. I bet many had woke up early morning today (4 am Malaysian time) expecting another exciting match on card. After all, it is Argentina vs Holland and Lionel Messi vs Robin Van Persie. Well, by now, many of us must be disappointed. It’s very much a dull match with the Argentine emerging victorious after surviving the penalty kicks. Pic credit: The Argentina vs Holland match…
  • World Cup 2014 Semi-Final 1: Brazil Gone In Six Minutes!

    Ismail N
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Eight goals in a game of football is entertainment of the highest order, especially when it happened at the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup. Well, not so when the score line reads: Brazil 1 German 7. At 4.30 am (Malaysian time), with a couple of minutes left for sahur (here in KK), the ruthless German side had just taken a 5-0 lead with the last four coming in the space of SIX MINUTES, mind you.  There was an hour left to play but every football fan in the world knew that it was game over.  Oh dear, this is probably the most shocking result ever in the history of the World Cup. Pic credit:…
  • How To Improve Sports In Malaysia?

    Ismail N
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:19 pm
    I love sports.  I not only watch sports, I also participate whenever I have the chance.  I seldom decline invitations from friends to play futsal, soccer, badminton, bowling or hockey.  Therefore, I follow the development of sports in this country and the world with much interest. I watched the recently concluded Rabobank Hockey World Cup, followed the Malaysian Super League, The FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon Tennis plus many other sports. I don’t think I have enough sleep during weekdays, therefore, weekend will always be a welcomed break for me. Recently, V. Thomas of Sungai Buloh,…
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