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  • RB Brown quits USC, calls Sarkisian 'racist'
    Arash Markazi
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    USC senior running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team a week ago, called head coach Steve Sarkisian a racist Thursday.
  • USC's Anthony Brown Quits Football Team, Accuses Coach Steve Sarkisian of Being Racist

    The Big Lead
    Stephen Douglas
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    #USC Coach Steve Sarkisian just announced to the media that Anthony Brown quit the football team.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) August 28, 2014 Anthony Brown, a redshirt senior at USC, quit the football team today. Brown, who was switching to running back from defensive back this season, posted a message to Instagram this afternoon accusing coach Steve Sarkisian of racism. Sarkisian told reporters about Brown and expressed his shock at a press conference today. Amazingly, this comes the same week as the Josh Shaw saga. USC running back Anthony Brown calls Sarkisian a racist and quits…
  • Championship Week 3 Preview Blog
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Game of Odds Championship Football tipster Cookie has a look at the upcoming weekend's action and offers up some free and good value betting tips.Ipswich v Norwich The Championship weekend starts with the East Anglian Derby, a once fairly regular affair that hasn’t taken place in 4 seasons. These matches are often packed with goals, indeed the last season these two met there were 11 goals over the two fixtures. Form Study: Whilst Ipswich may feel hard done by after last weekend to have come away with no points at Reading, there will be some fans grumbling about just a point from their…
  • Premier League Week 2 Preview & Tips Blog
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    After an interesting opening weekend of the Premier League we enter game week two with another action packed full set of fixtures. Game of Odds Football tipster Cookie previews the action seeking good value on the betting markets. Preview League Week 2 fixtures preview and tips forum discussionAston Villa v Newcastle BT Sport look for an early quota filler with this early kick off from Villa Park in a fixture that Newcastle have not lost in the past 3 seasons. Form Study: Villa gained a hard earned 3 points away at Stoke on the opening weekend of the season. In truth, Villa didn’t…
  • Cowboys secondary hit with 2nd suspension
    Todd Archer
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jakar Hamilton is being suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse program.
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  • Cowboys secondary hit with 2nd suspension

    Todd Archer
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Dallas Cowboys defensive back Jakar Hamilton is being suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse program.
  • Stewart to return to track Sunday at Atlanta

    Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.
  • Sources: Peyton Manning fined for taunting news services
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The NFL has fined Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,268 for taunting, sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
  • RB Brown quits USC, calls Sarkisian 'racist'

    Arash Markazi
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    USC senior running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team a week ago, called head coach Steve Sarkisian a racist Thursday.
  • NFL: Lifetime ban possible for domestic abuse

    Jane McManus
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense.
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  • io9 The U.S.

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Tommy Craggs to Deadspin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    io9 The U.S. Southwest Could Soon Experience Decades-Long "Megadroughts" | Jalopnik The Ten Biggest Cases Of Automotive Blue Balls | Jezebel The 10 Grossest Sex Acts as Described By Urban Dictionary | Kotaku The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4 | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • So What's Actually New About The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy?

    Barry Petchesky
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The most important thing to note about the NFL's new rules on domestic violence is that they are neither new nor are they rules. They are words strung together in such a way that people will respond by saying, "Wow, the NFL takes domestic violence seriously." Read more...
  • Polish Fans Hoist Giant Anti-UEFA Banner

    Barry Petchesky on Screamer, shared by Barry Petchesky to Deadspin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Legia Warsaw fans are still salty after getting DQ'd from the Champions League for fielding a suspended player, despite beating Celtic 6-1 on aggregate. So today, two days after Celtic were themselves knocked out, Legia fans raised this display: a big fat pig surrounded by the UEFA logo, with the caption "6<1 Because Football Doesn't Matter. Money Does." Then came the flares.Read more...
  • MLB Network Host Predicts Buster Posey Walk-Off Home Run, Flips Out

    Rohan Nadkarni
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Your browser does not support iframes. This shit is straight up paranormal. Greg Amsinger, hosting a live look-in to Wednesday's Giants-Rockies game for MLB Network, eerily predicted Buster Posey's walk-off home run. It started with an innocuous feeling in his "bad knee." But the real wizardry begins right before Amsinger hands off the broadcast to the Giants' local team, as he not only calls Posey's home run, but nails the play-by-play almost word-for-word. Oh, and please stick around for the end of the video for the replay of Amsinger absolutely geeking the fuck out at his correct…
  • The Making And Unmaking Of Preston Zimmerman, American Soccer Player

    Brian Blickenstaff on Screamer, shared by Greg Howard to Deadspin
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    A version of this story originally appeared in the fall 2012 edition of XI QuarterlyRead more...
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • Final College Football Preseason Thoughts

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    We're just hours away from the start of college football and SC's Jean Neuberger takes a moment to offer some final thoughts before the 2014 season kicks off.
  • NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 24

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Joey Logano took his third win of the year, winning at Bristol as Penske teammate Brad Keselowski finished second. Twelve drivers have locked up Chase positions with two races before elimination rounds begin.
  • Should I Draft Adrian Peterson?

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Your fantasy football draft is probably in the next week. SC's Brad Oremland offers his take on this year's field, with particular attention to perennial top pick Adrian Peterson. Is he still a good investment?
  • Vetting the Replacements

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    There are shoes to fill every time the college football season starts. Some are heralded, and others ... not so much. But which unfamiliar names will SC's Jonathan Lowe be paying attention to?
  • Does Manfred Have a Vision Thing?

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    Baseball finally has a commissioner-elect. SC's Jeff Kallman wants to know whether Rob Manfred — who's helped keep the labor peace and knows a thing or three about consensus-building — has vision equal to his nuts-and-bolts agility.
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    Yahoo Sports - Top News

  • USC backup RB quits, coach refutes racism claims (Yahoo Sports)

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California's football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown's apparent accusations of racism against him on social media. A photo of the words ''Couldn't play for a racist man!!!!'' was posted on what USC said was Brown's Instagram account, which was later deleted. ''Sark treated me like a slave in his Office,'' was posted in the caption to the photo, along with the hashtag ''Fighton.'' Sarkisian was told about the posts shortly after USC finished practice Thursday, and the visibly disturbed coach called them ''ridiculous.''…
  • Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash (Yahoo Sports)

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Brett Frood has said the emphasis was on giving Stewart time needed to get him ''in a better place…
  • Avila's 2-out hit in 9th lifts Tigers over Yanks (Yahoo Sports)

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field with two out in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. A day after David Price gave up nine straight hits, the Tigers sent Kyle Lobstein to the mound for his first major league start. Then Detroit's bullpen held off New York until the Tigers scored in the ninth off Shawn Kelley (2-5).
  • Giants' Petit retires 46 straight for MLB record (Yahoo Sports)

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters.
  • Beamer gets contract extension through 2018 (Yahoo Sports)

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech has given football coach Frank Beamer a two-year contract extension.
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  • U.S. team aims for world basketball title

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.
  • Rockets sign forward Tarik Black

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    The Houston Rockets have signed forward Tarik Black, who played on their summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas.
  • FIBA World Cup on NBA TV

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    NBA TV will televise live 19 FIBA World Cup games in Spain. The group-play part of the international tournament begins Saturday, Aug. 30. The single-elimination part of the tournament begins Sept. 6 and ends with the championship game on Sept. 14.
  • What to watch in FIBA World Cup group stage

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games -- the Americans winning both -- and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
  • Heat sign guard Shannon Brown

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Shannon Brown. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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    MLB News Index

  • D-backs claim Reimold off waivers from Jays

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, as announced by D-backs general manager Kevin Towers. A corresponding move will be made prior to Friday's game.
  • After fixing mechanics, Ackley looking like new hitter

    Adam Lewis
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    For the record, Lloyd McClendon doesn't know if Dustin Ackley is more confident now than earlier this season. But the Mariners manager does have a new nickname that reflects his stoic left fielder's barely-groomed black beard and North Carolina upbringing.
  • Royals claim Nix off waivers, activate Downs off DL

    Dick Kaegel
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix on outright waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
  • Bruce fans five times as Reds rout Cubs in finale

    Mark Sheldon
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    It was an overall splendid day for a Reds lineup that tallied 11 hits on Thursday in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs to win a three-game series, but Jay Bruce ended a poor homestand with a five-strikeout game.
  • Petit retires 46th straight to set MLB record

    Chris Haft
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit etched himself into Major League history by retiring his 46th consecutive batter in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 8/30/14

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    It is time to resuscitate my college football Mythical Picks. I closed last year’s set of collegiate mythical picks saying: “Good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise; I’ll do these again next year.” Well, I am still vertical and taking nourishment; and the last time I looked, the creek remains within its banks. So, away we go… For new readers, here is what goes on in Mythical Picks. I will start by making a few comments about last week’s games and how the Mythical Picks turned out and/or some general commentary on college football. I will keep everyone abreast of the…
  • Football Wagering Season Cometh…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Tomorrow will bring the first of many “Mythical Picks” communiques as the college football season is about to happen. Over the last several months – actually one of the inquiries came from last December – several readers have asked for my opinions regarding various issues surrounding gambling on football games. Anyone who reads these missives even irregularly has to know that I favor legalized gambling on college and pro football games throughout the US and that I am certain that such gambling will occur in an illegal marketplace if a legal one is forbidden. The gendarmes will not be…
  • Sports Hash…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Yesterday, I mentioned that the Phillies had some “untradeable contracts” and received a note from a fan of the Texas Rangers that said in part: “ …unless he does a 180, Shin Soo Choo will be stuck on the Rangers like stink on [excrement].” Choo was injured in a game and the Rangers announced that he will be out for the rest of the season so his stats to date represent his productivity for the 2014 season. This was not a banner year for Choo. His slash line is .242/.340/.714 This year’s OPS is down .122 from his career average. Now, here are the terms of the free agent contract he…
  • Dick Bavetta Calls It A Career…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    NBA official, Dick Bavetta, is calling it quits after 39 years on the whistle in the league. He began his career in 1975; to put that in perspective for you, the NBA/ABA merger did not happen until 1976. Bavetta is 74 years old; he has earned some peace and quiet in his retirement years. Sports officials are not always held in the highest esteem. In the World Cup Game between Brazil and Colombia, many people opined that the officials on the field let the game get way out of control. I did not see that game because I was on my road-trip, but I did see a few “highlights” that indicated…
  • 6000 Calories Per Serving…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    If I were one of the folks who thinks they need to wear a tinfoil hat to protect against the mind-reading and mind-control waves emanated by the government, I would start to worry about now. I write about valuations of franchises and the next day Forbes comes out with a whole new list; I write about a monstrosity of a culinary option at the Texas Motor Speedway and the next day the Green Bay Packers trump that. After all, the bacon beer milkshake in Texas does not come close to 6000 calories. You have jumped to the correct conclusion; the Packers will offer their fans the chance to consume…
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    The Penalty Flag

  • Immature, irresponsible actions cost Super Bowls

    James Turnage
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    I hope every fan of professional football is as sick and tired as I am of reading about immature and irresponsible actions by players, which potentially could cost their teams Super Bowl’s. Young players, like Cleveland Browns Josh Gordan, have far too much money and continue to make avoidable mistakes. Instead of being great, they receive suspensions when they are badly needed on the field. Yesterday, Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension was upheld by the league office.…
  • A Dallas Cowboys fan’s hate of Jerry Jones

    Rasheid McCorvey
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    First off, let me clarify that I do not mean dislike or annoyed by. I mean hate. For example, if Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys died in some horrific manner like being shot to ribbons with a machine gun, or being quartered by stallions that pull him apart by the limbs, or in his sleep by a 20-something hot blonde, the worst I would say is “Wow…..I wonder who’s gong to run the team now?” It started back in ’93 when the Cowboys had just begun their ’90′s dynasty and Emmitt Smith, the NFL leading rusher for the 2nd season in a row, waited for his…
  • 5 key factors that will earn the Bills a playoff spot

    Patrick Coggins
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    The last time the Buffalo Bills were in the playoffs they had their hearts ripped out as they lost to the Tennessee Titans on a final kickoff return in the closing seconds.  That game is referred to as the Music City Miracle.  Ever since that day, the Buffalo Bills have struggled to find the right quarterback or coach to lead them into the playoffs.  The current Buffalo Bills led by coach Doug Marrone are knocking on the door and looking like they have the talent to end this 15-year playoff drought.  In order for the Bills to make it back to the post-season they must master or improve on…
  • Wes Welker rebukes retirement, should he?

    Chris Lemieux
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the catalysts of the Denver Broncos’ passing offense has suffered a concussion. Normally, that would not make national headlines, but that person is Wes Welker. He is a high-profile name, but what makes that situation more tedious is that he suffered his third concussion in a ten month span. This is an awfully dangerous game to play. He has told Coach Fox that he has no plans to retire, but maybe he should strongly consider it.  The more concussions one obtains, the easier it is to suffer through a concussion.…
  • Packers gear up for another injury ridden season

    Jamie Wianecki
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last season’s Green Bay Packers team faced their biggest injury challenge possible as their most important player and leader, Aaron Rodgers, missed seven games. In addition to Rodgers, the Packers missed other important players for a variety of games. Names like Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finley, James Jones, DuJuan Harris, and Casey Hayward. The 2013 season wasn’t the exception for the Packers, in 2011 Pro Bowl safety, Nick Collins’s career ended in Week 2 and in 2012 they lost the invaluable Charles Woodson for nine games, B.J.…
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  • Jarrett Boykin has taken next step for Packers

    Wesseling, Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Coach Mike McCarthy says Jarrett Boykin is coming off an excellent training camp and has clearly "taken the next step." Will the wide receiver help the Packers become the NFL's best offense?
  • Report: T.J. Graham on Buffalo Bills' trade block

    Wesseling, Chris
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Buffalo Bills have reportedly had wide receiver T.J. Graham on the trade block for several months. Will the speedster draw a draft pick in return?
  • Roger Goodell apologizes for decision in Ray Rice case

    Patra, Kevin
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new domestic violence policy that will result in a six-game ban for a first offense and banishment for at least a year for a second offense.
  • Adrian Peterson to Jerry Jones: I want to play for 'Boys

    Patra, Kevin
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Adrian Peterson told Jerry Jones this summer in a phone call that he'd like to end his career with the Dallas Cowboys. The running back is signed with the Minnesota Vikings through 2017.
  • Cowboys' Jakar Hamilton suspended four games
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    The Dallas Cowboys defense will open up the 2014 season minus one more player: defensive back Jakar Hamilton will miss the first four games after violating the league's substance abuse policy.
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    The Big Lead

  • Nick Saban Getting Decleated on Kickoff Coverage Playing High School Football in 1968

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Nick Saban is a brilliant football mind, can sufficiently do the Electric Slide, and he’s living large on his new $6.9 million contract. Also, he once got decleated on kickoff coverage playing high school football in 1968. This GIF comes courtesy of Tide Sports, which went back to West Virginia to chronicle the life of Saban. Somehow, Saban survived this hit and went on to play at Kent State. Saban’s Crimson Tide open the season Saturday at 3:30 against West Virginia (ABC). Alabama is a 26.5 point favorite. Related: College Football Predictions For 2014 Related: West Virginia…
  • USMNT Roster: Jurgen Klinsmann Calls in Young Squad (and Brek Shea!) as Long March to 2018 Begins

    Mike Cardillo
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Remember the World Cup? Remember all those “I believe that we will win” videos? July sure does feel like a long time ago, doesn’t it? Regardless, soccer nation presses on. Next Wednesday the United States men’s national team plays the Czech Republic in Prague, its first match since its July 1st loss to Belgium in the World Cup Round of 16. With MLS in full swing, stalwarts such as Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley and up-and-comers like DeAndre Yedlin were omitted, leaving Jurgen Klinsmann to pick a very experimental roster filled with European-based prospects given…
  • The Big Lead's College Football Predictions For 2014

    Ty Duffy
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The 2014 College Football season has arrived. The TBL staff have some carefully considered predictions for you. Feel free to bookmark for late October zinging over social media. Conference Champions Duffy SEC: Alabama over South Carolina P12: Oregon over USC B10: Wisconsin over Ohio State ACC: Florida State over Virginia Tech B12: Oklahoma Glasspiegel SEC: Georgia P12: Oregon B10: Ohio State ACC: Florida State B12: Baylor Lisk SEC: Alabama P12: UCLA B10: Wisconsin ACC: Florida State B12: Oklahoma Koster SEC: Alabama over Georgia P12: Oregon over UCLA B10: Michigan State over Wisconsin ACC:…
  • Lingerie Football Game Ends With Fight During Handshake Line

    Stephen Douglas
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Here’s the latest highlight from the world of lingerie football. Remember when this was just a Super Bowl halftime alternative? These days they encourage coaches to scream and players to fight and this is what we end up with. Screaming and fighting. They can’t even have a nice handshake line. I’d feel bad about promoting this, but I have no idea how to tell you to watch it even if I wanted to. I think it used to be on MTV2? Did I imagine that? Anyway, watch the girls slap and hit and stuff. [via Uproxx Sports] RELATED: Lingerie Football Coach Screams at Player: “We do…
  • USC's Anthony Brown Quits Football Team, Accuses Coach Steve Sarkisian of Being Racist

    Stephen Douglas
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    #USC Coach Steve Sarkisian just announced to the media that Anthony Brown quit the football team.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) August 28, 2014 Anthony Brown, a redshirt senior at USC, quit the football team today. Brown, who was switching to running back from defensive back this season, posted a message to Instagram this afternoon accusing coach Steve Sarkisian of racism. Sarkisian told reporters about Brown and expressed his shock at a press conference today. Amazingly, this comes the same week as the Josh Shaw saga. USC running back Anthony Brown calls Sarkisian a racist and quits…
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  • Giants | Several expected not to play

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), CB Prince Amukamara (groin), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), OT James Brewer (back), OG Geoff Schwartz (toe), OG Brandon Mosley (back) and DT Markus Kuhn are not expected to play Thursday, Aug. 28.
  • Falcons | Steven Jackson to play?

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Atlanta Falcons RB Steven Jackson (hamstring) could play a few snaps tonight to test out his injured hamstring, according to's Vaughn McClure. Footballguys View: The Falcons probably want to get him a few snaps to warm up for the season. We've got Jackson as a RB3 right now, though he has upside. We're concerned with his offense line in the wake of the injury to Sam Baker, as they lack a legitimate right tackle and of course, age is a concern with Jackson. He's got some fuel left in the tank, but not enough to risk a really high pick on.
  • Patriots | Tim Wright to play

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    New England Patriots TE Timothy Wright is expected to play Thursday, Aug. 28, against the New York Giants after recently being acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Footballguys View: Wright was really the throw in to get a pick for Logan Mankins. A converted wide receiver, he got a shot last year because the wide receivers were a mess in Tampa last year. While we know that Bill Belichick likes two-tight end sets, he isn't married to them and Wright has Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman at least in front of him. While he's a big, athletic player, we think his upside is a bit…
  • Jaguars | Blake Bortles to start

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will start the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28. Footballguys View: Jaguars fans will get a chance to really see the future as Bortles will play most of the game. We love his upside and think we'll see him late in the season, but this is not the year to stash him on your bench given the lack of receivers and his general rawness.
  • 49ers | Michael Wilhoite may start

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    San Francisco 49ers LB Michael Wilhoite appears to be the leading candidate to start at middle linebacker while LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) is out of the lineup.
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  • Bill Meltzer: Are Stars' Young D Ready to Emerge at NHL Level?

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    For the first time in many years, there is genuine excitement about the Dallas Stars as the 2014-15 season approaches. Coming off a season that saw the club return to the playoffs after a five-year absence, Stars general manager Jim Nill has rapidly assembled a club that has formidable talent depth up front and tremendous team speed. Nill added the likes of Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to a fo...
  • Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Manning Signs, Bundy Gets TV Gig, Quick Hits

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    MANNING SIGNS ONE-YEAR CONTRACT For the second straight year, restricted free agent defenseman Brandon Manning has signed a new one-year contract in late August. Yesterday, the Philadelphia Flyers inked the 24-year-old blueliner to a two-way contract for the 2014-15 season. The deal pays $700,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 if Manning is assigned to the American Hockey League's Lehigh Val...
  • Tony Dean: MNWild Why There is No Room for Bryz in Minnesota

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    WildHBcommunity: MNWild Why There is No Room for Bryz in Minnesota The Minnesota Wild has Both of Top Netminders Returning Healthy this Fall Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom have been members of the Minnesota Wild organization for 10 and 8 years respectively. Harding was a second round selection of the team in the 2002 NHL draft while Backstrom was a European free agent signing in 2006...
  • Todd Cordell: Devils Extend Camp Invites To Scott Gomez, Tomas Kaberle

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell With training camp set to begin in less than three weeks time, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has extended invites to Scott Gomez and Tomas Kaberle to help fill out their camp roster, according to Tom Gulitti. Gomez, 34, and Kaberle, 36, are two former stars whose careers have gone downhill, and as such they have resulted to accepting a tryout in hopes of earning...
  • Michael Stuart: Tampa Bay Lightning: Building a First Line

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed that a bunch of lineup predictions have been strewn across the comments section. It’s that time of year. You’ve all looked at the roster, and now you’re piecing together your perfect lineup. It’s my turn now. Today begins a multi-part series that will culminate with me revealing my ideal Lightning lineup for 2014-15. One of the first things I...
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  • 6 Maps Explaining College Football

    DJ Gallo
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    - – - – - Also see … The 7 Kinds of College Football Programs Flowchart: Is Your Favorite College Football Program Dirty? The 25 Worst College Mascots The post 6 Maps Explaining College Football appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • VIDEO: Johnny Manziel Dancing Like an Idiot for a Snickers Ad

    DJ Gallo
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    I only eat the snacks that a starter like Brian Hoyer eats. - – - – - Also see … SLIDESHOW: The 13 Letters in Johnny Manziel’s Name SP’s Johnny Manziel page The post VIDEO: Johnny Manziel Dancing Like an Idiot for a Snickers Ad appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • VIDEO: Yankees Catcher Francisco Cervelli Takes a Pitch to the Crotch

    DJ Gallo
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    We’re lucky Jeter never took a ball to the crotch. His crotch is a national treasure. - – - – - Also see … Derek Jeter’s 12 Most Disgusting Girlfriends VIDEO: Drunk Yankees fan stumbles around like and idiot SP’s New York Yankees page The post VIDEO: Yankees Catcher Francisco Cervelli Takes a Pitch to the Crotch appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • A Letter to Dan Snyder on Saving the History and Tradition of FedEx Field

    DJ Gallo
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    To Dan Snyder: I want to reach out to you about a topic I wish to address directly: your team’s stadium, FedEx Field. Here is what I believe and why I believe it. Many of your team’s fans were born in the era of FedEx Field. They still remember their first game there. Maybe they were just six and remember coming through the tunnel into the stands at FedEx Field with their father, and immediately being struck by the enormity of the stadium and the passion of the fans all around them. They remember how quiet it got when the team had the ball, and then how deafening it was when…
  • PICTURE: “Madden 15″ Realism Features Eli Manning Face

    DJ Gallo
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Gaming has never been more real. Or pathetic. - – - – - Also see … The Many Faces and Emotions of Eli Manning Report: Eli Manning’s face stuck like that SP’s Eli Manning page (photo via @JesseDNelson) The post PICTURE: “Madden 15″ Realism Features Eli Manning Face appeared first on SportsPickle.
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    28 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    IT'S SORT OF CHRISTMAS OKAY LISTEN JUST GO WITH IT [clears throat] [blows into pitchpipe] I don't want a lot this seasonThere is just one thing I needI don't care about the standingsOr who wins the ACCI just want your record blownMore than you could ever knowMake my wish come trueAll I hate this season is you[band kicks in]I don't want a lot this seasonThere is just one thing I needI want to see AlabamaLose a game to TennesseeI don't need to hang a trophyThere up in my trophy caseWin 10 games, won't make me happyOr a bowl on New Year's DayI just want to share my hateVirginia over Florida…

    Ryan Nanni
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    ARTIFICIAL PUNTING SCARCITY This was a casual joke I made last night in the fourth quarter of Georgia State-Abilene Christian: College football teams should be granted 30 punts per year and ration them accordingly. — Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) August 28, 2014 But the longer I've considered it, the more appealing this concept becomes. Coaches embrace punting because it's one of the few known entities in football; out of nearly 8000 punts in FBS play last year, only 77 were blocked. Even if going for it on fourth and short may have a pretty good success rate, it definitely isn't 99.9…

    Spencer Hall
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I WOULDN'T LIVE THERE IF YOU PAID ME TO From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. I. THE BIG COUNTRY There is a stretch of I-64 West between St. Louis and Iowa City, Iowa. It measures 255 miles from spot to spot on a map and takes eight years to cross in a vehicle traveling at any speed. Moving north out of St. Louis you pass out of the city and into farms and a landscape of shaved patches of farmland. It resembles a collection of long burial plots for recently murdered giants. At some point it breaks away from the interstate and becomes US 61 and you ride…

    Ryan Nanni
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    NOW'S NOT THE TIME FOR FEAR. THAT COMES LATER. Like Batman, the Curious Index went away for the offseason because we didn't need it. Also like Batman, the Curious Index is back because now we do. The Curious Index has also destroyed so, so, so many parked cars. THE STREAK IS OVER. The team you root for has probably won at least five games since October 13, 2012. Georgia State had not registered a single victory in that time span - until last night. So if the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided this morning to impose a restraining order canceling college football games indefinitely, the…

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    BEYONCE KNOWS ALL What is Beyonce? Beyonce is life. Beyonce is our most treasured natural resource. America runs on Beyonce. And deep-seated anger that shifts into an almost overwhelming sense of perpetual anxiety, but mostly Beyonce. During Beyonce's VMA performance on Sunday, America and Eric LeGrand became overwhelmed by her utter Beyonce-osity. There were butts. There was an adorable child. There was confident strutting. There were references to sex acts I am not yet old enough to perform. Beyonce is a glorious amalgamation of modern pop music and the pure energy created when you tell a…
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    UPROXX » Web Culture

  • The Best And Worst Of Impact Wrestling 8/27/14: BORE! BORE! BORE!

    Brandon Stroud
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Via impact wrestling Hi friends! Did you watch TNA this week! I sure did! Wanna talk about it? I sure don’t! But hey, let’s do it anyways, For the kids, y’know? - This has been a fun week at With Spandex. The Thread Count took a look back at the first four (amazing) televised pro wrestling weddings. David debuted his Racist Gimmick of the Week column, and it’s predictably fantastic. Did you see this badass pop culture-pro wrestling crossover art? If you have, look again. It’s still pretty cool. - We love sharing and caring with and about all of you. Share this…
  • ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ Is Not Nearly As Delayed As It Should Be

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Ubisoft First of all, I’m going to half-gloat because I totally called this delay. There was no way Assassin’s Creed: Unity was going to make its October 28th release date. And I was right, just not about it being delayed to 2015. Which, according to its own delay announcement, it really should be. Ubisoft has a long apology/justification for moving it November 11th, longer than it really should be for a two week delay since this isn’t exactly an AIDS cure we’re talking about. But buried in it is probably the most revealing sentence: That’s why the team will continue…
  • What’s On Tonight: Might As Well Watch ‘Jurassic Park’ For The 43rd Time

    Josh Kurp
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Universal Pictures Jurassic Park (AMC, 8 p.m.) — It’s a lean night for TV, so I might end up quoting Jurassic Park. College Football: Boise State vs Mississippi (ESPN, 8 p.m.) — Hold on to your butts, football’s back. Welcome to Sweden (NBC, 9:30 p.m.) — Season finale. At this rate, I expect Greg Poehler to win an Emmy before his sister, Amy, I mean, LIFE FINDS A WAY. Garfunkel and Oates (IFC, 10 p.m.) — Clever girls. The Honorable Woman (Sundance, 10 p.m.) — “God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates…
  • This Vine Of A Lamb Bouncing To DMX Is The Best Thing On The Internet Today

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    YOUTUBE The days of DMX llama has come and gone, replaced with DMX lamb, a bubbly little fella named Winter. Just look at him, look how goddamn happy he is. [Life of Shannen]Filed under: Web Culture Tagged: baby lamb, baby lamb DMX, DMX, vines
  • Review: Pierce Brosnan’s ‘The November Man’ Is Like Bourne With Balls, But No Brain

    Vince Mancini
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Relativity In The November Man, a spy flick from Bank Job director Roger Donaldson, you quickly get the sense that you’re watching an uncredited Bourne sequel, but with a few important improvements: Rated R, no shakey cam, and very few bland functionaries spouting expository buzzwords in front of banks of monitors. Hey, those are good improvements! Especially the rated-R part. It’s nearly impossible to overstate how much better an R-rated version of Bourne or James Bond would be. They’re movies that are already utilitarian, meant to scratch an itch more than they’re…
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    Kissing Suzy Kolber

  • Final Preseason Games for 2014: Open Thread

    Sarah Sprague
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Getty Image In perfect NFL logic, the last round of preseason games pretty much all start at the exact same time save for a few west coast games and a weirdly scheduled 6pm kickoff for Atlanta-Jacksonville. So everyone from the ATL can all drive home in the same evening? Perhaps, but probably not since that fan base might still all be hungover from the Georgia State win last night. (Dammit, we really need a sarcasm font around here.) Falcons – Jags 6 ET/ 3 PT Kansas City – Green Bay 7 ET / 4 PT Colts – Bengals 7 ET / 4 PT Rams – Dolphins 7 ET / 4 PT Jets – Eagles…
  • KSK Mailbag: A broken-off engagement is a good thing

    Captain Caveman
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Getty Image In today’s mailbag, we’ve got someone whose fiancée (well, he writes “fiance,” but I’m led to believe it was a woman) broke up with him. And that sucks! Heartache is bad! But in a bigger sense: breaking off an engagement is the BEST break-up. That’s not dodging a bullet, it’s ducking an artillery shell. Not only do you exit the relationship before pouring money into the Wedding Industrial Complex, but you also dodge the lawyers and paperwork (and, sometimes, traumatized children) that comes with a divorce. So take some deep breaths,…
  • We Must Be High Day Continues on KSK: Roger Goodell Admits He Made a Mistake With Ray Rice Suspension

    Sarah Sprague
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    KSK Today Roger Goodell issued a 2011 word letter to the ownership of each NFL team. In it he admits to poorly handling the Ray Rice suspension (without mentioning Rice by name), stronger rules for handling domestic assault cases, and just for funsies, DUI arrests that still don’t seem to apply to the owners. Only way to get through this, let’s read it together. UPDATE: NFLPA statement in response to the letter is at the bottom. Since becoming Commissioner, my focus has been on ensuring that the NFL is held in the highest regard by our fans, players, business partners, and public…
  • This Week in F–k You: This F–king Sh*tstorm of an Offseason

    Sarah Sprague
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Getty Image Fuck this godforsaken, barren seven months of having to talk and write about everything that isn’t a football game. Fuck having to write a post every few days about whatever callous, tone-deaf public relations nightmare pile of shit Dan Snyder and his marketing team have stepped into in any particular week. Of course we’re still going to write about Snyder and his shit-stains every week during the season, but at least we’ll be able to watch clips of honest to goodness football while doing so and remind ourselves that we actually fucking like this sport. Fuck…
  • It’s Weed Day on KSK so let’s talk about Josh Gordon playing in the CFL

    Sarah Sprague
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Getty Image Pot day continues at KSK as rumors that Josh Gordon wants to play in the CFL during his NFL suspension popped up this morning around the internet. Of course everyone’s first thought is, “Hey, Gordon can’t go play in the CFL, there are rules about suspended NFL players going to the CFL. Something about Ricky Williams and part of the NAFTA protections and Bill Clinton not inhaling.” This is true, but what if we lived in a world that was so turned around on pot and a player so upset with his punishment he begged for his own release to go play elsewhere? And…
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    Bleacher Report - Front Page

  • Throwback Thursday: Nick Saban Gets Destroyed by a Block in High School

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Alabama's Nick Saban is known for being a great defensive coach, but back when he was a high school football player, things didn't always go smoothly for him.In the clip above, you will see Saban—playing for Monongah High School (West Virginia)—get destroyed by a block while on special teams. Below are some more clips of Saban's senior season. (The block above is in the video at around the 2:08 mark.)[, Yahoo Sports, Rivals]
  • Miles Austin Worth Late-Round Flier in Fantasy Following Josh Gordon Suspension

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The Cleveland Browns offense has been under the microscope during the preseason due to quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel, as well as the impending suspension of wide receiver Josh Gordon. Now that Hoyer has been named the team's starter, and Gordon is officially suspended for the season, it's time to shift our focus to a player who's been flying under the radar: Miles Austin. Austin emerged as a fantasy football stud in 2009 with the Dallas Cowboys. During that season, he accumulated 81 receptions for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's battled injury—and…
  • Tottenham Hotspur vs. AEL: Winners and Losers from Europa League Game

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Tottenham Hotspur are through to the group stage of the Europa League following a comfortable 3-0 win over AEL Limassol on Thursday at White Hart Lane. Harry Kane, Paulinho and Andros Townsend all found the back of the net for Spurs, who eased past their Cypriot opponents following a nervy first leg in which they scraped a 2-1 victory. Despite making a decent start to the match, AEL ended up being found out repeatedly as Spurs pressed high up the park, forcing turnovers and imposing themselves in the attacking third. Following are some of the winners and losers from the encounter.Begin…
  • Did Seattle Mariners Make Right Move Extending Jack Zduriencik?

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The Seattle Mariners announced a multiyear extension for general manager Jack Zduriencik on Wednesday, according to Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle and other media reports. Zduriencik’s first year at the helm in 2009 led to a 85-77 campaign, but Seattle lost at least 87 games for each of the next four years before fielding a contending squad in 2014. After another dismal campaign in 2013, Zduriencik was firmly on the hot seat, but the Mariners gave him another shot with a one-year, do-or-die extension. He responded with a solid offseason and strong trade deadline, leading the…
  • Yusmeiro Petit Sets MLB Record by Retiring 46 Consecutive Batters

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit can now say there was a stretch in his career when he was literally more unhittable than any other pitcher in history.  After retiring the first eight batters in a spot start against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, Petit ran his consecutive-batters-retired streak to an astounding 46, breaking Mark Buehrle's previous MLB record. The Giants' official Twitter feed confirmed the news, while SportsCenter broke down the streak a little more:  Naturally, the streak was immediately ended on a double by Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles, while…
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    Yahoo Sports - NASCAR News

  • Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash (The Associated Press)

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Brett Frood has said the emphasis was on giving Stewart time needed to get him ''in a better place…
  • Tony Stewart to return at Atlanta (

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Three-time Sprint Cup champion has missed past three races
  • Joey Gase to make Sprint Cup debut at Chicagoland (

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Nationwide Series regular will drive the No. 32 car for Go FAS Racing
  • Radio spat, slump come at bad time for Kyle Busch (

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Crew chief Dave Rogers said all the right things in the aftermath of Saturday night's spat with driver Kyle Busch, brushing off the incident at Bristol Motor Speedway as a result of a miscommunication between driver and crew chief. Rogers, for the record, is still listed as Busch's crew chief as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares to head to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, so it would seem safe to assume that no major personnel changes have taken place. With only two races remaining before the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a strained relationship between crew chief and…
  • With progress in place, Danica aims for results (

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    Patrick optimistic, believes team can string together top-15s For one of NASCAR's highest-profile drivers who is much more accustomed to making headlines and shining in the spotlight, Danica Patrick's sophomore year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been relatively quiet and workmanlike. Yet Patrick remains enthusiastic and optimistic -- partly because her Stewart-Haas Racing team has proven to be among the best in the garage and partly because she is absolutely certain her stock car education has greatly advanced.
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  • ProFootballTalk: The 49ers expect to have offensive problems fixed
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco joins Mike Florio to talk about the Niners struggles on offense in the preseason and the final roster spot competitions.
  • ProFootballTalk: What are the odds of Michael Sam making the Rams?
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Rams’ announcer Steve Savard joins PFT to discuss the likelihood of Michael Sam making the Rams roster. Savard notes that there are some injuries to the Rams defensive line, which could help Sam make the team.
  • Five Questions: Chicago Bears

    Mike Wilkening
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    There will surely be moments this season where the Chicago Bears look like contenders — legit contenders. They will look this way because of their offense, which is loaded with top-tier talent at quarterback (Jay Cutler), tailback (Matt Forte) and wide receiver (Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery). In fact, the Bears may look their very best…
  • League isn’t saying whether Ray Rice would be a second-time offender

    Mike Florio
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    With the NFL introducing a new domestic violence policy that includes the possibility of a lifetime ban for a second offense, an obvious question arises regarding Ravens running back Ray Rice. Does Rice’s first offense, which was handled so badly that the NFL had to tear up the entire policy, count as a “first offense”…
  • No comment from Cowboys, yet, on Peterson conversation

    Mike Florio
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    The Dallas Cowboys have issued no comment in response to the comments from owner Jerry Jones to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reportedly in response to Peterson’s stated desire to play for the Cowboys after his time with the Vikings ends. But while the Cowboys currently are saying nothing, don’t be surprised if Jones addresses…
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    Cricket news from ESPN

  • Durham burst Yorkshire's bubble

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Yorkshire will rue their elimination from the Royal London Cup, comfortably beaten by Durham despite home advantage in this quarter final
  • Clarke stars to keep treble hopes alive

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Warwickshire have taken their retro kit to heart. Having won a quarter-final at Chelsmford for the second time in a month the treble is still on twenty years after the legendary 1994 side achieved the feat
  • Raina thrilled to end century drought

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Suresh Raina was delighted his hundred helped the side win after a wretched run in the Test series
  • Rahane must shake off 'soft' tag

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    With India in trouble against the new ball in Cardiff, India's No.4 played an important role in steadying the innings but, not for the first time, fell with his job only half done
  • Pankaj not considering switch from Rajasthan

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    While Pankaj Singh's Rajasthan team-mates have been wanting to know if he has any update on the fate of their team for the forthcoming domestic season, other state associations have been asking him if he is willing to explore moving out of his home state
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    Hail Mary Jane

  • Delaware Authorizes First MMJ Dispensary

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    The east coast is turning in the right direction. &nbsp In Delaware, a company headed by a former state trooper has been awarded a two-year contract to launch the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary — set to open in early 2015. The ex-trooper, Mark Lally, serves as president of First State Compassion Center, which will […]
  • Comparing Washington & Colorado To-Date

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    It may be early in the experience but the direction is obvious.   But it’s clear that Colorado’s retail industry certainly got off to a much faster start than its counterpart in Washington, and it has posted impressive growth since. Stores in Colorado racked up $14.4 million in revenue for the month of January, when […]
  • 4:20 Flick: Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The race issues in America are out of control right now. Shouts out to Jon Stewart for making this amazing monologue.   We need to stand up and do something about this whether you are black or not. This is something that is affecting all of society and will destroy us ultimately.   Everyone is […]
  • The High Rise Co Drops New Threads

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    The homey’s from The High Rise Co have some new gear for you guys to check out and cop. They are one of the hottest marijuana brand clothing lines and they are always on the grind and seriously on the come up. They have some awesome gear and I love their brand. Check out the […]
  • 8/27/14 Mary Jane Of The Moment

    HMJ Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    Today’s mary jane of the moment is @ImAlwaysFaded. I’ve met and smoked up with her in the past and she is an awesome greenie and a California who definitely knows how to get high.  Make sure you guys follow her
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  • Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 8/29/14

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Miguel Gonzalez, Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins Gonzalez is 6-7 with a 3.75 ERA. He’s 2-2 in his past seven starts with a 2.49 ERA. Season Totals: 43-48, 777.2 IP, 657 Ks, 3.82 ERA (330 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (759 hits, 237 walks)
  • 2014 Fantasy Football PPR League Tight End Rankings

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here is a look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends tight end rankings for points-per-reception (PPR) leagues. 1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints Graham has averaged 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns over the past three seasons. Last year, Graham racked up an amazing 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns. With Darren Sproles being dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles, Graham will take on even more meaning for the potent Saints offense. Graham is further ahead of his peers than anybody in any other position. 2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots Gronk has 42 touchdowns in 50 career games, but he has managed to…
  • 2014 Best Fantasy Football Team Name Winner

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    After dozens of entries we have narrowed the field down to the top eight fantasy football team names in the 2014 LestersLegends Fantasy Football Team Name Contest. We put it up to a vote by our panelists to determine the winner, who will receive a $50 gift certificate. Once again, here are the finalists in alphabetical order: Clear eyes, Foles Hearts, Can’t Lose – Blair Murray For Whom Le’ Bell Tolls – Alby Brewster Joiquierro Taco Bell – Hannah Kuechly in the Bedroom – Alex Giobbi Le’Veon on a Prayer – Lando Saved by Le’ Bell – Alby Brewster Sons of anArchie – Mike H…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football PPR League Running Back Rankings

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here is a look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends running back rankings for points-per-reception (PPR) leagues. 1. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs Andy Reid knew how to get the very best of LeSean McCoy when he coached him in Philadelphia, which made him a perfect fit to coach Jamaal Charles once he arrived in Kansas City. Charles combined for 1,980 total yards and 19 touchdowns last season. Another stellar season should be in store for this electric back. Charles could easily be the first overall pick in any draft, especially in PPR leagues. 2. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy…
  • Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 8/28/14

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins Guthrie is 10-10 with a 4.32 and a 1.31 WHIP. He’s 4-1 in his past five starts with a 2.86 ERA. He’s 9-3 lifetime against the Twins with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Season Totals: 42-48, 772 IP, 651 Ks, 3.84 ERA (329 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (756 hits, 235 walks)
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • BSNYC Product Review: State Bicycle Co. Saturday Deluxe

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Hello!Before anything else, let it be known that after today I will not be posting until Thursday, September 4th, at which point I will resume regular updates.Happy Labouring Day and all of that.Also, it's extremely important that during that time you buy a hat!It's only the greatest bike riding hat ever made, that's all.  (And yes, we're talking about augmenting the hat offerings somehow, but whether that means different colors or adding an integrated fan remains to be seen.)Meanwhile, the holiday may be nigh, but I put the "pro" in "non-productive," so in the meantime I'm pleased to…
  • My Trip To Colorado Part III: The Search for The Empire Who Strikes Back Against the Return of the Electric Boogaloo

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Well, evidently I've dug a narrative hole for myself, because it's Wednesday and I'm still writing about this trip to Colorado.So let's see if I can claw my way out.Here's Part I.Here's Part II.Today will constitute Part III, and after that I will never, ever speak of this trip again.So where was I?  Oh, right, heading down that hill for the millionth time:Once again I walked, because it was broad daylight, and because I planned to check out some of the IMBA Summit action, after which I was ostensibly supposed to give some sort of talk--or, as the schedule put it:4:45-6 Bike Snob NYC…
  • IMBA World Summit Part II: IMBA World Summit Part II

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yesterday I presented Part I of my trip to Steamboat Springs, CO for the IMBA World Summit.You are now about to read, gloss over, or altogether ignore Part II.  Then, tomorrow, I will conclude the series with Part III, since Wednesday seems like the perfect day to finish a story about a trip to Colorado.[And no, I did not use marijuana during my trip to Colorado, because I do not like experiencing feelings of paranoia and psychosis while completely surrounded by hairy strangers and giant mountains.  So stop asking.]After Wednesday, if history is any indication, it will be Thursday,…
  • BSNYC Field Trip: Prelude to the IMBA World Summit (Part I of XXXVI)

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    First of all, before anything else, I've got BIG NEWS!Remember my hats?Remember also how they were so amazing that everybody wanted one and so they were sold out for awhile?  Well, the nimble-fingered elves at Walz Caps have sewn up a whole bunch more, so order yours now and stop being such a bareheaded loser!("'Bareheaded loser?'  Fuck you!"--Tom Danielson)By the way, I know you're going to think I'm full of it, but may GOD STRIKE ME DEAD if this isn't the best bike-riding hat I've ever worn:(Disclosure: Model has been airbrushed to appear more attractive.)When I think of all the…
  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz and Out-Of-Office Announcement!

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    As I've mentioned repeatedly, I'm headed out to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the IMBA "World Smit:"If you're unfamiliar with IMBA, they're a boutique company who make custom decals for Subarus.This means that after today I won't be posting again until Monday, August 25th, at which point I will return to relate my experiences to you:I can't promise that there won't be an additional small break after that so I can dump the last few shovelfuls of dirt over summer's coffin, but then again I can't promise that there will be, either.Read that last sentence again and it still won't make any…
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    Horse racing | The Guardian

  • Horse racing tips: Friday 29 August

    Chris Cook
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Ski Lift is napped to score for John Gosden at Sandown, plus tips for all five race-meetings on Friday2.20 Itstimeforapint 2.50 Peachey Moment 3.25 My Betty 4.00 Settledoutofacourt 4.35 Heist 5.05 One For Hocky Continue reading...
  • Godolphin closes a stable in Newmarket and makes some staff redundant

    Greg Wood
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Highfields Stable on Bury Road shut down No significant reduction in horse numbersSheikh Mohammeds Godolphin racing and bloodstock operation, which has yet to record a Group One winner in Europe this season, announced on Thursday that it had been forced to let a relatively small number of yard staff go following the closure of its Highfields Stable on Newmarkets Bury Road.The news that Godolphin has laid off staff will cause concern in Newmarket, where Sheikh Mohammeds extensive racing and breeding interests are the biggest employer and underpin the local economy. In a statement, Hugh…
  • Horse racing tips: Thursday 28 August

    Greg Wood
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    Torridon is napped to score for Mark Johnston at Hamilton, plus tips for all five Thursday race-meetings2.00 Tansfeeq 2.30 Why Not Now 3.00 Split The Atom 3.35 Helens Armada 4.05 Golden Spear 4.35 William Hogarth 5.05 Race To Glory Continue reading...
  • Talking Horses: Best bets for Thursday plus our tipping competition

    Greg Wood
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Tony McCoy can continue his merry way towards 300 winners in a season when he rides at FontwellWe are still in August, but National Hunt cards make up two-thirds of the afternoon programme. Tony McCoy, who had just the four winners from seven fancied rides at Worcester last night, has four decent chances at Fontwell as he continues his quest to ride more winners in a jumps season than anyone would have believed possible, or even decent, before the 19-times champion came along. Continue reading...
  • BHA identifies Barry Hills as latest trainer to have horses test positive

    Greg Wood
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Soul Intent and Jolly Red Jeanz showed traces of morphine Both likely to be disqualified at disciplinary panel this monthBarry Hills, who returned to training this year following the death of his son John, was named by the British Horseracing Authority on Wednesday as the sixth trainer to have had a horse test positive for morphine in recent weeks, apparently as a result of contaminated feed.The authority also said on Wednesday that its disciplinary panel will convene on 25 September to consider seven positive tests for the painkiller returned by horses in June and July, including the case of…
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • Alvarez Finally Gets His UFC Wish

    Darren Heitner
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Eddie Alvarez has finally had his wish granted by making it into the UFC after he was released from Bellator in order to enter free agency. The lightweight had been attempting to secure a move to the UFC for years, but a series of contract disputes with former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney...
  • Roc Nation Sports Ready To Drop The Mitts And Fight For Clients In The NHL

    Darren Heitner
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    The following is a guest contribution from Matt Tympanick, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth School of Law Class of 2015. Salve Regina University Class of 2012. According to Sports Business Journal, Roc Nation Sports, a full service Sports Management Agency founded by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is...
  • On To The Next One: Bobby Rainey

    Mark Burns
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    According to SportsBusiness Journal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Bobby Rainey, has changed representation prior to the 2014-15 season.  The Griffin, Georgia native will now be represented by Five Star Athlete Management and NFL Certified Contract Advisors, Todd France and Ben Renzin.  NFL...
  • An Introduction To The Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)

    Darren Heitner
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. This article discusses the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal––its inception, purpose, and procedures. First, what is the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (“BAT”) and how did it get its start? The BAT was established by FIBA in 2006 under the...
  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/22/2014)

    Darren Heitner
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    College football is a week away.  The NFL is not far behind.  I had my draft in one of the two fantasy leagues I participate in last night.  You can just smell and taste football at this point.  However, I must admit that this season of Hard Knocks does not have me as enthused as...
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • Dogs To Watch, Woodbine Freebies and Free Yonkers Harness Handicapping Helper

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    This weekend, I intend to play all three of my favorite sports: greyhound racing, thoroughbreds and harness. I’ve had a busy week so I don’t have much time. This is when I’m glad that there are other people out there … Continue reading → Related posts: Free Greyhound, Thoroughbred and Harness Picks Handicapping For Free: Greyhound and Harness Stakes Handicapping For Free on Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Racing
  • #1 Way to Use Program Picks to Win At The Track

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Every program has them. They’re the entries that someone thinks are the best bets in that race. Sometimes, it’s the racing secretary at the track who picks them. Sometimes it’s an outside handicapper. Many programs have two or three selections … Continue reading → Related posts: Handicapping For Free: Free Picks for Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Races Free Greyhound, Thoroughbred and Harness Picks Greyhound Handicapping Systems: The Step By Step Way To Win At The Dog Track
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    The Surfboard

  • Newport Beach Wedge | August 27 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    "I've never seen it this big""Dad, even you aren't good enough to surf these waves""Whoa, I can't believe it's so big.""I'm just glad we found parking."These were someone of the conversations taking place on the sand while The Wedge in Newport Beach put on a show for locals and tourists alike. Waves were in the 20-30ft. range and provided challenging situations for surfers and bodyboarders alike. Jamie O'Brien has since become a Wedge local and caught a couple big sets, before snapping his Catch Surfboard!By 8am, the surrounding streets and alleys closely resembled the 405 Freeway as people…
  • The Swell of The Decade?

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    As a major south swell is schedule to arrive later tonight and peak tomorrow, surfers up and down the California coast are preparing for some major surf. Many forecasters are reporting that this will be one of the biggest swells to hit our coastline in more than a decade. Is this hype? Only time will tell.  While all of this is very exciting, it is also important to remember that the ocean is very powerful and surf conditions can change quite rapidly. Rip currents will look more like rivers and side shore currents will surely pose a challenge to swimmers, bodyboarders and surfers alike.
  • Gabriel Medina Wins the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    For me personally, the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti is one of my favorite stops on the WCT each year. Especially when a solid swell presents itself; something which pushes many professional surfers outside of their comfort zones. This year was no different as the waves were stellar and the top surfers really put on a show.Of course, this included some heavy wipeouts, serious injuries and crucial rescues during the peak of the swell as those in the water were dedicated to charging hard. While Teahupoo can be a punishing wave for those who ride it, it surely creates an exciting event for…
  • Newport Beach Wedge | August 23 2014

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    While the Wedge in Newport Beach may have looked more like a playful and fun beach break this morning which was spitting out perfect barrels for those who ventured into the lineup, one must also remember how dangerous of a spot it really is. With heavy closeouts breaking in waist deep water, wonky backwash and unpredictable sneaker sets, the wedge is a fun, scary and hard to predict beast. The lineup was extremely crowded with local standouts like Dylan Cotton and top professionals including Jamie O'Brien; both of which were absolutely charging! All photos by Chase Miller
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    22 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
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    DailyStoke's Daily Dose

  • Eddie Went Quiksilver Hat Giveaway

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    17 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
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    The ‘ needs some help covering events, interviewing surfers, reviewing gear, and blogging about anything surf related.  Flexible schedule and work from anywhere.  Email with background. Click the link above to get stoked!
  • California (South): COTTONS POINT

    Ride Anything
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:49 pm
    For most of us, Cottons is a short walk north of Uppers, or a long walk south of State Park. A left hand point that can even serve up a descent right at times, Cottons Point is heralded by some locals as the best wave... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • The lowdown on the Kelly/Quiksilver split

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    8 Jun 2014 | 7:51 am
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  • Firewire continuing a good thing – Linear Flex Technology (LFT)!!!

    Garage Shaper
    7 Jun 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Following on the heels of the introduction of the new LFT construction in 2013, Firewire has expanded the LFT models to include all the Firewire/TOMO colabs, as well as top selling models such as the Unibrow, Dominator... Click the link above to get stoked!
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes

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

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

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

    29 May 2014 | 1:44 pm
    What makes an endurance athlete quit? Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition.  Every runner, swimmer, or cyclist starts a race with the desire to win or at least achieve a personal best time.  They’ve done the pre-race math - keep at a certain pace for the entire distance to achieve the target time.  Their wearable technology keeps them updated on heart rate, distance and split times to stay on that pace.  However, at the finish line, many athletes are not able to maintain their strides/strokes per minute, giving in to the perception that their energy tank is…
  • Marathons Are Tough On The Heart, But Training Helps

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Now that it’s mid-April, thousands of amateur runners are realizing the time has come to get serious about their Spring marathon training plans.  The easier 4-6 mile weekday jogs increase quickly into 10-15 mile weekend long runs.  For those new to endurance distances, this jump in mileage can put a strain not only on the legs but also on the heart.  In fact, there’s been some confusing research in the press lately with some claiming a marathon can do some coronary damage while others praising the health benefits of the cardiovascular training.First, the encouraging news.
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    Sports Networker

  • How To Play Tennis Mentally

    Thomas Daniels
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    You need to learn how to play tennis mentally after you reach a certain level in this game. Everything is going to boil down to your mental game and you will always play up the imag you have of the match and your opponent.  Many players know how to play the game, but very few know how to play the mental game. The ones that do, are the ones that become Champions. The rest become good at losing and making excuses.  Which category are you in now?  Champions have mastered the mental game by learning to control their fears and dominating their emotions.  I have been studying the mental aspect…
  • Which Big Business Makes A Good Race Sponsor?

    Eitan Hefetz
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    With sponsorship spending on endurance sports events exceeding the $108 million per year, its no wonder big business is sponsoring these events. The mid-to-high socio-economic class of endurance events participants attracts many brands to sponsor endurance events. Interestingly enough many of these big business brands are not the typical sporting brands one would expect to find. Would a laundry detergent brand make a good running race sponsor? How about a deodorant brand or a cellular carrier? Putting your brand’s logo in front of your target audience is one thing, while tying your…
  • Little League and American Ethics

    Butch Bracknell
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    I have been coaching youth sports, particularly Little League, since my kids have been old enough to be interested – about 10 years now. My oldest son plays “travel” baseball, where individual teams organize separate of summer Little League and play each other in area and interstate tournaments run mostly by commercial companies. A few big outfits run national tournaments, like Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York, Ripken Baseball in South Carolina and Maryland, Big League Dreams in Texas, and ESPN Wide World of Sports in Florida. When you travel to these tournaments, you see a wide…
  • Financial Planning and Pro Athletes: Players In Investment Trouble

    Steve Richards
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    On the topic of financial planning, American economist Paul Samuelson once said, “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” Of course, some athletes have no problems going to Vegas, and they take a lot more than $800 with them. For example, golfer John Daly once claimed that he lost between $50 million and $60 million on bad bets. If the rest of us had $50 million to lose, we’d probably invest in the stock market. In fact, a lot of athletes invest their millions in securities or in business ventures.
  • 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…
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    Eleven Warriors

  • Ohio State Basketball Recruiting Notebook: Mickey Mitchell's Decommitment & What's Next for 2015

    Mike Young
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The day Buckeye basketball fans dreaded since Mickey Mitchell's brother decommitted from the football team came a week ago. So, the younger Mitchell is no longer a Buckeye pledge and the 2015 recruiting class is back to three – center Daniel Giddens, wing Austin Grandstaff and point guard A.J. Harris. "Mickey's one of my best friends and I still think we have a shot at getting him, for sure," Grandstaff told Eleven Warriors, Sunday. "I'm still going to recruit him and hope to bring him to Ohio State, but it's his choice and I respect him doing what he needs to do for himself." The…
  • Prognosticating: Navy

    Chris Lauderback
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    It's almost here. The 239 day offseason is officially over in just two more sunrises.  To celebrate the beginning of Ohio State's 125th football campaign, we're giving you a chance to show everyone how smart you are – and garner free swag in the process.  If you're up to the challenge, leave a comment with your prediction for the final score of Saturday's clash with Navy. If you peg the score perfectly, or at least come closer than everyone else, you'll win the fresh Eleven Warriors trucker hat you see above. Did I mention this hat is sold out again? And remember, YVAN EHT NIOJ. The…
  • Download The Ohio State Football 2014 Schedule Poster for Printing and Desktop Wallpaper

    11W Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Two days ago, we got our first glimpse of the official Ohio State football 2014 schedule poster. Today, we're back with downloads of this instant classic from team designer Sammy Silverman. The poster, which features seniors, is available in hi-res for downloading and printing, as well as at various other sizes for your computer or iPad. Hi-Res PDF (best for printing) Desktop Wallpaper: 1680x1050 | 1280x1024 | 1024x768 | 800x600 iPad (2048x1536) Facebook Banner | Twitter Banner
  • Damien Harris Changes Official Visit, Torrance Gibson, Lawrence Cager on Commitment Watch?

    Jeremy Birmingham
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    It's here. College football season is officially upon us. Gig. It. Tee.  So yes, we're hours away from kick-off on the 2014 season, but surely you — and obviously I — can't help but think about the true lifeblood of college football: recruiting. As your work day winds down and your insatiable pigskin hunger gets its first measure of satisfaction in months, it's my hope you'll enjoy this little appetizer I've prepared for you. Over the past few months, Ohio State's 2015 recruiting efforts have been, well, erratic. The tepid start to the class prompted some to abandon hopes of a top five…
  • Your Inaugural Viewing Guide of the 2014 Season

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Welcome back, college football! College football is back and starts in earnest tonight with a slate of Thursday evening games on BTN and the ESPN family of networks. Technically, the season started last night with Georgia State getting its first victory as an FBS program. However, tonight gives college football the start of the season in earnest with a couple marquee matchups. This is followed by a couple Friday games of note, ultimately leading to the big day on Saturday. In what follows, I give your viewing guide for the week. Thursday Texas A&M at South Carolina (SEC Network, 6 p.m.).
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  • Talking Sports

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    First of all I would like to thank IHM for filling in last week and he doing his usual great job. We had a great vacation last week with a couple of other families from our town. We all had a great time up on the coast of Maine. I walked 4.5 miles every morning with my friend George . an hour and half with just good adult conversation. Before we started our days with the wives and kids. The final all important third preseason game is over and done with. We still don’t have a clue sure we know Wes Welker won’t be playing anytime soon or shouldn’t be playing anytime soon. Three…
  • O H Thursday

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    Hello Gabbers and welcome back to Thursday. This week we are going to dissect Thursday…the 5th day of the week, the 4th day of the work week, the day after hump day and the day before TGIF. Ok that’s out of the way. The NFL enters into irrelevant week of the pre season aka as preseason game 4. Yes there are cuts to be made and the have nots are waiting like vultures for the haves to make the cut they need. One teams garbage is another teams playmaker as the saying goes. As we witness the final battles for roster spots some veterans get the axe and some camp surprises get a legit shot at…
  • Deep Thoughts 8–27–14

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    Hello and welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts. We have all heard the expression, “the dog days of summer”…for some this probably has something to do with the weather. For others, I suspect that that familiar phrase has a different meaning.  As I sat trying to figure out what to write about this week, I realized the dog days for me begin with the realization that summer is almost over. For many baseball fans, the dog days begin when they realize that their team is done for this year. Whatever your definition, we are without a doubt, currently enveloped by the dog days of…
  • Whip it out Wednesday with IHM

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
      Well folks, I noticed the lack of new material yesterday and so far today... so I thought I'd pop in and add this little bit today in the featured spot! I'm sure Jeff will be by with some Deep Thoughts for us a little later on...   Not sure how many of you got to see the Twins-Royals game last night... but what a finish! Alex Gordon hits a two run jack in the bottom of the ninth off of All-Star closer Glen Perkins, and the Royals walk off with a 2-1 win! Great game from start to finsih.   Of course, I was bouncing back and forth between that game and the Tigers-Yankees tilt. The Tigers…
  • Buzz from the Bleachers

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    I had two of my wisdom teeth pulled last night. I was able to go with just numbing the jaw. Honestly, I just wanted the one out. Half of it had fallen out and it was constantly aching. I’m on some sweet painkillers. So, a few folks have posted about the Steelers backfield getting busted for tokin and drivin. Let me elaborate on just how stupid this incident was. These guys were cruising on a MAJOR road just outside of Pittsburgh. It wasn’t some small road near the team facility. This is a major roadway. Also, Bell informed the police he didn’t know he could get a DUI for bein high. Both…
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    Peak Performance: The Blog

  • Subtle Lesson in Leadership (VIDEO)

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    I attended a great professional basketball game on Tuesday night. It was the deciding Game 3 of the WNBA opening round, conference semifinal match up between the Eastern Conference's #1 seed, Atlanta Dream versus the #4 seeded Chicago Sky in Atlanta's Philips Arena. The game included a classic individual match up pitting the Dream's leading scorer and two-time WNBA scoring champion, Angel McCoughtry, against last year's WNBA rookie of the year, Elena Delle Donne.I expected a great game, but I did not expect a greater lesson in leadership in the Sky's 81-80 comeback victory over Atlanta to win…
  • The Po-ZZer: The Love of the Fame, not the Love of the Game

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    "Won't call no names cause that's not my job.  It just applies to whom it may concern.  You know who you are, but if you don't you never will." --Outkast, lyrics from "Mainstream." You all know the drill.  We live in a society of instant gratification.  We like swag.  We learn to posture and pose early. We have parents who have been brought up to believe that everybody deserves a medal just for showing up. You might even demand a medal even if you didn't show up. We perceive and expect success to happen overnight. We have few effective role models.  We…
  • Your Fitness Identity

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    All elite athletes and, the teams they play on, seek, refine and try to maintain an identity. The most successful are able to achieve greatness as a result of being successful in establishing and maintaining that identity.  Often, the difference between winning and losing is often a matter of the battle of identities.  A battle of strength and wills comes down to a battle of identities.  This identity acts as a guide map that assists them to perform at the highest and most efficient level. It helps them stay on course and maximize focus.  It improves their ability to stick…
  • The WNBA's Shoni Schimmel: The New "Pistol Pete" in Atlanta?

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    "I definitely think at the beginning of the season a lot of things were flowing, and I had a rhythm of everything and was getting used to everybody and playing with them.  I don't know exactly what happened, but something happened where I got the short end of the stick, and I'm trying to figure out my place. I'm just dealing with it. It's a business here in the WNBA." -- Shoni Schimmel, WNBA & Atlanta Dream rookie.  The WNBA Atlanta Dream's Shoni Schimmel was voted the MVP of the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game after a 29-point explosion. Those 29 points are an WNBA All-Star…
  • The New Basketball Scorecard: Influence and Impact

    19 May 2014 | 8:26 am
    The NCAA Basketball Tournament is over and the UConn Huskies have taken both the men's and women's trophies home. The NBA Playoffs have come down to their Final Four in the Conference Championships. Perhaps, once again, it is time to ask the question:   How do basketball players and teams get measured and evaluated?  How should they be measured?  What does it take to win?   Points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocked shots, fouls.  Double-doubles, Triple-doubles.  That is the traditional currency in basketball.A further analysis might take a look at the…
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    Women Talk Sports | Latest News and Blog Posts

  • Fever vs. Sky, Eastern Conference Finals preview: A motivated Indiana team faces an upstart Chicago franchise

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    After going head-to-head with Angel McCoughtry in the first round, Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne will now have to contend with veteran former MVP and WNBA champion Tamika Catchings in the Eastern Conference Finals. Both the Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever have overcome similar forms of adversity to get to this point: missing their best player for extended periods of time. The Fever weathered the storm for the first half of the season while do-it-all forward Tamika Catchings worked back to health. Briann January stepped up and saw her first All-Star appearance while Shavonte Zellous proved…
  • The road (and days) to the WNBA conference finals

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Western Conference finals:The Lynx-Mercury series offers intriguing match ups.Game one Friday in Phoenix will be a "white out."Lynx:The hard road to a Lynx dynasty.Rookie Damiris Dantas could miss all of the West finals games due to family matters.Today's practice report.Mercury:The Mercury will rely on Brittney Griner's mojo in the series with Minnesota.Eastern Conference finals:Fever:Are charging into the Conference finals.Practice report and videos.It's harder to find Eastern Conference finals stories because the Indianapolis Star has one story today, on how Marissa Coleman likes Peyton…
  • Skylar Diggins wins 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    The second year guard had a quantum leap in her 2014 performance after an inconsistent 2013 season. The WNBA has announced that Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins has won the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player Award. Diggins was second in the league in scoring average (20.1), and also was in the Top-5 for assists (5.0) per game. Nate gave a long take back in early August which puts just how good her improvement was in perspective. To recap, her individual offensive and defensive rating differential went from 85 (Off) to 106 (Def) in 2013 to 110 (Off) and 111…
  • Soccer: NCAA – Hey, All Those Other Conferences – Projections, Part II

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    * = Projected NCAA Tournament Team Missouri Valley *1. Illinois State – 43 2. Loyola (Ill.) – 24 3. Evansville – 22 4. Missouri State – 19 5. Indiana State – 16 6. Drake – 15 7. Northern Iowa – 10 As is usually the case in the MVC, everyone’ll likely be looking up at ISU when all is said and done, as the conference bully looks to again have the best squad in the league by a mile. The Redbirds are going to likely drown opponents in goals with Rachel Tejada and Hannah Leinert to supply the firepower. It remains to be seen if the defense…
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    The Business of Sports

  • Social Buzz for the Football Season (Russell Scibetti)
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Tweet It looks like Infographic Friday came a day early this week, thanks to some great insights that were release earlier today. Adobe’s Digital Index team conducted some in-depth analysis on the social buzz surrounding the start of the professional and college football seasons. Here are a few of the key takeaways from their work: Strength of the NFL: There are approximately 50% more social mentions of “NFL” compared to MLB and NBA in the two months leading up to the start of the most current season. Johnny Social? Johnny Manziel might not start for the Browns…
  • Infographic Friday: The Halftime Deal (Russell Scibetti)
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s entry comes to us from Marketplace Business as part of a recent article on the NFL’s interest in having artists pay to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. I had a chance to talk to the author, Sally Herships, and she was nice enough to include a quote from me in the article. The infographic highlights a couple of key numbers about the halftime performance, and the two that are most relevant to this discussion are the lifts in sales that Madonna and Bruno Mars both saw right after performing. There is…
  • The Sports Documentary Business Keeps Growing (Russell Scibetti)
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    Tweet Today’s post comes from our partnership with the Columbia University Graduate Program in Sports Management. You can follow them on Twitter at @CUSportsBiz. “You always look for those stories that have a ‘wow’ factor, ones that you are amazed that haven’t been told and then you try to find the right people to help bring them to life.” Those were the words of producer Wes Smith when he recently addressed a class of  high school students at Columbia University enrolled in a Sports Business summer course after a screening of his latest project “Forgotten Four,” which…
  • Manchester United Investor Presentation (Russell Scibetti)
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Tweet One of the benefits from a sports team being publicly owned and traded is the ability to learn more about their financials and business model. So when I saw this Manchester United Investor Presentation on Twitter (thanks @BOSSummit and @sportinaus), I had to share it here. Here are some of the important items included in the report, and I encourage everyone to read the entire presentation below. The global breakdown of their social audience, especially in Asia The tremendous growth in commercial revenue, going from 27% to 42% of their business since 2007 The USA is the fastest…
  • #SBNight New York Networking Event (Russell Scibetti)
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Tweet I’m excited to announce that we’ve scheduled our #SBNight New York – Fall 2014 Sports Business Networking Event! What: Casual networking with your industry peers When: Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30 to 9:30PM Where: The Liberty NYC (29 West 35th St.) Why: Because we can all benefit from growing our professional networks! Come out and network with other sports business professionals that work or live in the New York area. All backgrounds are welcome, from those just starting out to industry veterans. Our New York events are always the biggest, with up to 150+ attendees.
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Sports

  • Sam still fighting for a roster spot as Rams inch closer to final cuts

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalLOUIS — As seniors at Missouri a year ago, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam worried mostly about how they would lead a defense expected to struggle once again in the mighty SEC. This fall, they’ve been fighting for roster spots with the St. Louis Rams, and Gaines looks to be in good shape to not only make the team, but maybe earn a starting cornerback spot after Trumaine Johnson sprained an MCL last Saturday. Meanwhile, the media…
  • Jaguars sticking with Henne over Bortles at QB

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalNot after the team selected Blake Bortles with the third overall pick in the NFL draft. Not after the rookie showed significant progress during organized team activities and training camp. And not after Bortles played so well in the preseason, turning heads in the locker room, in the stands and around the league. Bradley has made it clear that Henne will start the season opener, and there’s no reason to believe the second-year head coach will…
  • Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalSAN FRANCISCO — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. He left the ball up just enough for Morneau to get a piece of it — the only mistake on an otherwise memorable night for the San Francisco left-hander. Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and matched his career high of 13 strikeouts, and the Giants beat the Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game…
  • Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalSAN FRANCISCO — Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. He left the ball up just enough for Morneau to get a piece of it — the only mistake on an otherwise memorable night for the San Francisco left-hander. Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and matched his career high of 13 strikeouts, and the Giants beat the Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game…
  • Jordan in Federer’s box at US Open

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalNEW YORK — “His Airness” is now a member of Club Fed. Michael Jordan was a special guest in Roger Federer‘s courtside box at the US Open on Tuesday night, the rare spectacle of an all-time great in one sport cheering on an all-time great from another. “I know nothing about tennis,” Jordan said in an interview with ESPN, adding that he nevertheless was fascinated by how smooth Federer looked on court.
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    The Big Tip

  • Attributes of a personal trainer

    Emily Brown
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    When it comes to starting some fitness routine, there are so many options that are available. Some people choose to join a class or a fitness program where they are forced to progress at a pace that works for the entire class. This method has its many disadvantages because the pace that works for the class may not be the pace that works for somebody else.  People who do not like this kind of training really choose to have a personal trainer. They normally design a routine that is specifically made to suit somebody’s needs. This routine keeps in mind the goal and the expectations of…
  • How Can Seniors Undergo Personal Fitness Training?

    Emily Brown
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Seniors have need of personal fitness training as much as everyone else. In the US, ignoring this group of people is impossible, seeing that they make up close to 15 percent of the total population. The US has more than 45 million people aged 65 years and above, who are still in good health and proper physical condition. To improve their health and ensure that they retain the same amazing physical condition for as long as they can, the seniors need to train. The expectations are that the seniors will increase in population and reach 70 million by 2030, in the US alone. Therefore, they will…
  • Getting to Know the Different Types of Cardio Equipment

    Emily Brown
    14 May 2014 | 9:42 pm
    When you visit a gym, you will definitely see a set of machines which seem to simulate cycling, rowing, kayaking, skiing, and even running. All of the things mentioned are used for cardio workout. This type of fitness equipment called cardio equipment are used to burn calories and fat. To Learn more about fitness equipment, visit here. Cardio equipment are among the most commonly used types of fitness equipment. They are readily available and you can easily find them in the various fitness shops in your area. For example, you reside somewhere in Australia, you can easily find fitness…
  • Getting to Know the Different Types of Cardio Equipment

    Emily Brown
    14 May 2014 | 9:42 pm
    When you visit a gym, you will definitely see a set of machines which seem to simulate cycling, rowing, kayaking, skiing, and even running. All of the things mentioned are used for cardio workout. This type of fitness equipment called cardio equipment are used to burn calories and fat. To Learn more about fitness equipment, visit here. Cardio equipment are among the most commonly used types of fitness equipment. They are readily available and you can easily find them in the various fitness shops in your area. For example, you reside somewhere in Australia, you can easily find fitness…
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  • Culver Military Academy Lacrosse Highlights 2013-2014

    Lacrosse Playground
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Check out highlights from the Culver Academy Eagles 2013-2014 undefeated season with a record of 23-0 on route to their third consecutive NALI Championship. Culver Lacrosse earned themselves the #1 ranking in the Midwest and the #2 ranking nationally.
  • Plan, Prioritize, Control the Chaos: Recruiting Advice with Dickinson’s Dave Webster

    Lacrosse Playground
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Dave Webster is Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Dickinson College. After graduating from Dickinson in 1988, Coach Webster began his coaching career at Marymount University where he started the first program in the university’s history in 1991. He spent seven years there building a highly regarded NCAA Division III program, earning Capital Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1994 and 1997. Coach Webster enjoyed a three-year coaching stint at Franklin & Marshall College where he recruited and coached several All-Americans. Coach Webster returned to his alma mater, Dickinson…
  • IMG Academy announces next wave of lacrosse enrollees for 2014-15

    Lacrosse Playground
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Bradenton, Fla. (August 27, 2014) – Following a successful second season that saw the program finish with a combined 16-4 overall record, competing against the likes of Don Bosco (N.J.), Lawrenceville (N.J.), Haverford School (Pa.), Episcopal of Dallas (Texas) and Army (N.Y.) and Navy Prep (R.I.), IMG Academy has announced the latest wave of lacrosse enrollees for 2014-15.   Featured additions include:   Nick Mirabella (Alpharetta, Ga./Post-graduate/Defense) – Mirabella stands 6-foot-3 and was a standout defenseman in 2013-14 as he earned Georgia Class 6A All-State honors in…

    Lacrosse Playground
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Adrenaline is proud to announce their newest family member, 2014 first team All-American goaltender and Kelly award winner, Niko Amato. Amato was drafted 29th overall by the Florida Launch upon graduation from the University of Maryland, where he was a 2x All-American and a Kelly Award winner- which is given to the top NCAA goaltender at the end of each season. Amato was also named 2014 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, elected as team captain, and was the first goalie in history to be named All-ACC four years in a row. Niko has one of the most impressive college resumes around, but we at…

    Lacrosse Playground
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    Adrenaline is proud to announce the addition of defenseman Ryan Flanagan to its collection of athletes. Flanagan currently plays for the Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse, and played his collegiate lacrosse at the University of North Carolina. The 3x MLL All-Star has made a huge impact at the professional level after completing an illustrious career in the NCAA.  During his time at North Carolina, Flanagan was a Team Captain, 3x All-American and recipient of the Schmeisser Memorial Cup, given annually to the nation’s top defensemen. In addition to representing Adrenaline as a…
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    Lady Loves Pinstripes

  • Yankees: Top 6 August articles you want to read and a short rant

    Kate Conroy
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Since I am still on the blogging DL with a tear in the sheath tendon in my right wrist. Yes, it is the same injury that kept both Yankees Mark Teixeira and Blue Jays Jose Bautista out for a full season but mine is a minor version case in comparison. So, instead of reading my opinion on how the New York Yankees are doing, I am going to give you articles, blog posts etc. But in all honestly, I have already written over, and over, and over again about the 2014 Yankees main issue since this season started; and it hasn’t…
  • Yankees: Me and Mark Teixeira

    Kate Conroy
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Mark Teixeira, John Hirschbeck (Photo credit: Keith Allison) First off, my sincerest of apologies for my lack of posts over the last 10-days, but it is not without reason. Basically, I am on the blogging DL for at least another week as I have a sheath tear in my right wrist. It is the same arm that kept me on the blogging DL four years ago when I had elbow ligament repair surgery due to sever tennis elbow. My injury is in the same kind that kept New York Yankees Mark Teixeira out for the entire 2013 season, but hopefully mine will not end in surgery like his did. The doctor says that rest,…
  • Yankees: Do you like getting lucky two nights in a row?

    Kate Conroy
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison) Amid a season where nothing has seemed to go their way, the New York Yankees finally received some well deserved luck the last two evenings in the Bronx. 1) On Monday morning, news broke that the Yankees had traded Yangervis Solarte and pitching prospect Rafael De Paula to the Padres in exchange for their All-Star third baseman Chase Headley. And the trade paid off immediately, as 30-year old Headley delivered the walk-off hit in the bottom of the 14th, putting an end to another painful, offensively anemic game at Yankees Stadium vs. the AL…
  • 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…
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    Raw Signal: Most Popular Football News

  • Goodell Gets It Right with Sweeping Changes to NFL's Domestic Violence Policy

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The NFL is getting it right this time, and sweeping change will likely soon be coming to the league's policy concerning domestic violence and sexual assault.     In one of the more stunning moves of Commissioner Roger Goodell's tenure, he outlined a proposal that calls for a player who commits a domestic violence act to be suspended six games for the first offense, with a lifetime ban for the second. Goodell's memo to the owners was obtained by Bleacher Report and other media outlets. Some of th
  • Previewing Bills-Lions

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the Buffalo Bills conclude their preseason against the Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET). Weather conditions: Can we copy and paste this weather for the rest of the year? It's a great afternoon in Western New York, with temperatures around 70 degrees and mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will fall into the low-60s during the game with very low humidity. Television blackout: The Bills were unable to sell out tonight's game by Monday's deadline
  • W2W4: New York Jets

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The New York Jets (2-1) face the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field, in the final preseason game for both teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. 1. A sort of homecoming: Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the Jets, against the team he played for the past five seasons. It'll be interesting to see how he is received by the fans in Philadelphia. The Jets are sitting all their starters, and even Vick won't play for long.
  • Jakar Hamilton Suspended: Latest Details, Analysis and Reaction

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The Dallas Cowboys' already-suspect secondary was spread even thinner Thursday with the suspension of second-year safety Jakar Hamilton.    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Hamilton has been banned for four games after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy: The NFL later confirmed the suspension via its Twitter account: Hamilton is the second Cowboys DB to be suspended during the lead-up to the 2014 season as cornerback Orlando Scandrick also violated the league's substance abuse policy
  • Report: Adrian Peterson tells Jerry Jones he wants to be a Cowboy

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
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  • Rex Grossman Reunites with Kyle Shanahan in Cleveland

    Jason Rorrer
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Reunited In Cleveland Former Washington Redskins QB Rex Grossman has signed with the Cleveland Browns in a move I’ve been anticipating for months. Grossman will reunite with former ‘Skins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. It seems like these two guys are joined at the hip. Grossman will become the Browns third string signal caller and become a mentor of sorts for QB’s Johnny Football and Brian Hoyer as they try to learn the Shanahan offensive system. I don’t think Grossman has much left as a player, but I think this is a good signing for the Browns. The biggest…
  • Nationals place outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on DL, recall outfielder Michael A. Taylor from Syracuse

    Jason Rorrer
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the 15-Day Disabled List (left shoulder contusion) and recalled outfielder Michael Taylor from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Taylor, hit .315 with 20 doubles, 22 home runs, 63 RBI and 35 stolen bases in 102 games this season for Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse. The 23-year-old Taylor was promoted to the Triple-A level for the first time on Monday and went 5-for-13 (.385) with three doubles, a triple, two RBI and four walks in four games. Before leaving Harrisburg, however, he hit .313 with 41 extra-base…
  • Nationals Continue to Come Up Short Against the Rival Braves

    Jason Rorrer
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    The Washington Nationals are in the process of letting a golden opportunity to take total control of the N.L. East slip through their fingers. How they continue to let the Atlanta Braves slip past them game after game is mind-boggling to me. Like in last night’s 3-1 loss where pitcher Gio Gonzalez fails to cover first base on a ground ball that allowed the Braves to score the go ahead run when the inning would have been over if he had just executed the fundamentals. What’s he thinking? The Nationals went down to Atlanta with a 4.5 game lead over the rival Braves with a chance to…
  • Paul George Suffers Gruesome Leg Fracture

    Jason Rorrer
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Paul George of the Indiana Pacers suffered a gruesome leg fracture earlier tonight while playing in a Team USA scrimmage game. The video below will show you exactly what I’m talking about when I say this is a gruesome injury for the young Pacers star. Just from looking at it I’d have to say there’s no way he will be playing next season which will deal a huge blow to the Pacers chances of winning the Eastern Conference.
  • Home Run Derby gets a Makeover

    Jason Rorrer
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Home Run Derby Gets a Makeover Here’s a look at the new Home Run Derby format that will be unveiled at next month’s MLB All-Star game. I think it will make things more exciting and I can’t wait to see it in action. Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays and Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies were named captains of the AL and NL, respectively, on Monday. They will each determine the other four participants on their teams. 2014 GILLETTE HOME RUN DERBY FORMAT Round 1 Ten participants total; five participants representing each league. Batting order will be determined…
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    The Source

  • Revolt TV To Host 3rd Annual Global Spin Awards

    Brandon Robinson
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Yesterday, Revolt TV announced that they will broadcast the 3rd Annual Global Spin Awards on Tuesday, November 18 in New York City. Created in 2012 by Shawn Prez, an executive of Bad Boy Records, the Global Spin Awards recognizes talented DJ’s. Classified as the quality standard of DJ recognition, the meshing of the awards show and Revolt TV seems like no-brainer. “I couldn’t be happier to have one of the biggest names in music television, Revolt TV, be the exclusive broadcast partner of the 3rd Annual Global Spin Awards,” said Shawn Prez in a released statement. Last…
  • Game Announces New Release Dates for “Year Of The Wolf” and “The Documentary 2″

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Game releases new dates for two upcoming projects Today, Game took to Instagram to shed some oh-so-great light on something fans have been dying for. If you remember, some time ago Game announced that he’d be releasing a Blood Money compilation called Year Of The Wolf as well as a solo album, The Documentary 2. While the latter was originally scheduled for a September 16 drop, Game has announced two completely different release dates for both. Year Of The Wolf will be out on October 14th, while The Documentary 2 hits stores on January 18, 2015, exactly ten years after the first…
  • Wale Is Reportedly No Longer A Member Of Roc Nation

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Wale’s searching for a new management home Wale has been with Roc Nation, Jay Z‘s record label, management company and sports agency, in a management capacity since 2009 when his debut album, Attention Deficit dropped, and today news has broken that he’s no longer with the Roc according to a report from XXL.  From all indications, the split is a mutual decision between Wale and the label, and he will be looking to take his talents elsewhere. This comes after a tumultuous past few months for Wale, that has included a publicized “beef” with Meek Mill, who is…
  • Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor in Biopic; Oprah To Play His “Pimp” Grandmother

    Khari Clarke
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Better luck next time Nick. It’s official, the Richard Pryor biopic is not only happening but is already inking key cast members. Contrary to reports, and Nick Cannon‘s Pryor-esque look and statement at BET Awards last month, it has been confirmed that Mike Epps will be playing the comedic legend in an upcoming biopic. Several actors were purported to be in the contention for the role including Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, and even Eddie Murphy. Director, Lee Daniels however took to Twitter to post a picture with Epps in which he revealed him as his final choice for…
  • Shots Rang out During a Bobby Shmurda Performance in New Jersey

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Shmoney Dance gone wrong… Shots alerted Bobby Shmurda fans when they rang out early this morning during his club appearance last night in New Jersey. According to police, shortly after 2 a.m. someone driving out of the Club Eden parking lot in Roselle, NJ fired 2 shots sending the crowd into a frenzy. It took three different police departments to respond to control the crowd. Cops say about 200 people were packed into the lot and became “unruly and agitated” as officers tried to evacuate the area. TMZ reported the incident and says no one was struck by bullets nor was Bobby…
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  • Sox Can’t Complete Sweep Against Jays

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 am
    The Red Sox had a chance to complete a 3 game sweep against the Blue Jays and even had a lead for most of the game, but the Jays once again proved to be the Achilles heel for Junichi Tazawa as he gave up the lead.  Joe Kelly started for the Red Sox and still hasn’t been able to get himself a win in a Sox uniform. The Jays jumped out to an early lead when Jose Bautista hit a solo homerun off of Kelly.  Sox 0-1.  Other than that one run, Kelly was pretty effective against the Jays down the stretch.  The game stayed 0-1 until the 6th inning when the Sox bats finally cracked the…
  • Game 133 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 8/27/14

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Here is tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays: Red Sox (58-74) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Nava LF Craig RF Betts CF Middlebrooks 3B Ross C Kelly SP Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
  • Sox Take Another Game Against The Jays

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    The Red Sox actually won a game and hoped to be able to have two wins in a row.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.  The Sox went out to an early lead, allowed the game to be tied in totally Red Sox fashion, went into extra innings and then had a monster of an 11th inning to put the game to bed.  Mike Napoli hit a 3 run homerun in the 11th that I am not sure if it has come down to earth yet the following morning. The Sox bats got all over R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball with scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning.  Pedroia hit a 2 run…
  • Game 132 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 8/26/14

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Blue Jays: Red Sox (57-74) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Cespedes LF Napoli DH Nava RF Craig 1B Middlebrooks 3B Betts CF Vazquez C De La Rosa SP Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
  • Wait? What? The Red Sox Won A Game?

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    The Red Sox had been riding a streak that they desperately wanted to get off, an 8 game losing streak.  The Sox had held leads in many of the games, but weren’t able to hold on to the lead into the final stretch.  Last night the Sox had the only remaining starter from the World Series team on the mound in Clay Buchholz.  Buchholz has done nothing but struggle this year and everyone was hoping he could right the ship in his start last night.  Clay did exactly that.  He pitched 8 shutout innings and was on the mound in the 9th looking for the complete game.  Clay wasn’t able…
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    Next Impulse Sports | Next Impulse Sports

  • This Cop At The Browns-Bears Tailgate Is The Best Cop

    Pete Blackburn
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Browns and Bears are getting ready to face off in their final game of the preseason and, from the looks of things, people are very excited. This photo comes from the pre-game tailgate in Cleveland, where the cops are apparently very willing to help lend a hand. It’s funny because there’s a 99% chance he arrests that guy later. [h/t @BarstoolBigCat] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Oakland Raiders 2014 Betting Odds

    Lucky Blogger
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The Oakland Raiders have been mired in general malaise and awfulness for the better part of the last decade. After going 4-12 over the past couple of years, the Raiders had plenty of salary cap to improve the team this offseason but didn’t make many game-changing moves which would indicate that Oakland is getting ready to turn a corner. On offense, the Raiders brought in Matt Schaub in the hopes that the veteran will look more like the Schaub from 2012 than the Schaub that imploded in 2013. So far, he’s looked less than mediocre in the preseason. The Raiders also took David Carr…
  • USC Running Back Anthony Brown Quits Team, Calls Steve Sarkisian a Racist

    Andrew Doughty
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    The days leading up to the football season-opener are supposed to be reserved for team-bonding activities, alumni excitement, school pride, etc. Unfortunately for the University of Southern California, the opening of the 2014 season has been from celebratory. Following the odd revelation of a falsified story from Trojans CB Josh Shaw, one that drew a suspension from first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, the program has found itself under the national spotlight again, and for all the wrong reasons. Running back Anthony Brown abruptly quit the team on Thursday and proceeded to provide the…
  • Watch Nick Saban Get Absolutely Blown Up On Kickoff Return When He Was In High School

    Pete Blackburn
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Nick Saban and Alabama will head into West Virginia to open up the college football season this weekend, bringing the ‘Bama head coach back to the place where he grew up and learned the game. Saban played high school football for Monongah, leading the Black Diamonds to an undefeated 1968 championship season as a quarterback & defensive back in his senior year. Saban was a pivotal part of Monongah’s dominant season, but not all the highlights were pleasant ones for the boss. Take this one, for example – it shows Saban getting absolutely crushed by a devastating block on a…
  • Kansas State Wildcats 2014 Betting Odds

    Lucky Blogger
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder has managed to turn the Wildcats into a national power and they are expected to be Big 12 title contenders once again. Most of their critical players will be returning (including quarterback Jake Walters) so expect the Wildcats to be a force in the coming season. On offense the team should fare well. Quarterback Jake Walters will have wide receiver Tyler Lockett and his offensive line is very well-regarded. The running attack will have to go through a transitory phase as John Hubert is no longer there but the rest of the offense is fairly set and…
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    Total Packers

  • Packers with the Most to Lose Tonight

    Monty McMahon
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Green Bay Packers last preseason game means nothing... except to these guys, who are fighting for their NFL lives. Here's who we'll be keeping an eye on. The post Packers with the Most to Lose Tonight appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Scott Tolzien Now Has Practice Squad Eligibility

    Monty McMahon
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien has practice squad eligibility again, after the NFL's rule changes. Does that matter? Not in our eyes. The post Scott Tolzien Now Has Practice Squad Eligibility appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn are The Denim Twins

    Monty McMahon
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Green Bay Packers held their Welcome Back Packers Luncheon today at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn showed up as The Denim Twins. The post Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn are The Denim Twins appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Oooooh, Look at All the Gunslingers!

    Monty McMahon
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Sports Illustrated has really gone and outdone themselves with this year's NFL preview covers. They're gunslingers and they're also a bunch of dopes. The post Oooooh, Look at All the Gunslingers! appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Mike McCarthy is Just an Offensive Coordinator

    Monty McMahon
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was recently voted the sixth-best coach in the NFL. Why wasn't he higher? Because he's just an offensive coordinator. The post Mike McCarthy is Just an Offensive Coordinator appeared first on Total Packers.
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  • ‘Let’s football’: Hero ISL Ushers Birth of a Footballing Nation

    Vikram Kamboj
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Hero Indian Super League, the most anxiously awaited football extravaganza in the country, unveiled its’ official emblem in a grand fanfare event here today, thus presenting India with its very own first ever, high-profile footballing competition. Mrs Nita Ambani, Founding Chairperson, Football Sports Development (promoter body of ISL) is flanked by club owners as a show of strength behind the Hero Indian Super League. From L to R : Samir Manchanda (Delhi Dynamos), John Abrahim (NorthEast United FC), Kapil Wadhawan (FC Pune City), Sachin Tendulkar (Kerala Blasters FC), Ranbir Kapoor (Team…
  • Celebrating National Sports Day in India

    Sayantan Sarkar
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    India celebrates its National Sports Day on 29th August, of every year. The day is celebrated in honor of the legendary hockey player, Mayor Dhyan Chand. The date resembles the birth anniversary of the Indian hockey player who had won six back to back gold medals at the Olympics for India. He is the only hockey player till date to receive the prestigious Padma Bhushan award and had also won three medals individual Olympic medals. His contribution towards Indian Sport is massive as he is regarded as the greatest and the most successful hockey player that India has ever seen. His tremendous…
  • Wave World Kabaddi League: Lahore Lions wins against Punjab Thunder

    Vikram Kamboj
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    New Delhi, 24 August 2014: Lahore Lions continued their winning spree and registered their 3rd consecutive win by defeating Punjab Thunder by 64-44 in the 12th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League 2014 today here in New Delhi at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. While Lahore Lions have won all the three matches in the league, Punjab Thunder had lost two matches and won one match so far in the league. Last week Lahore Lions defeated Royal Kings USA, while Punjab Thunder defeated California Eagles during the matches played at the UK leg. Akmal Dogar receiving his Man of the Match The first…
  • Wave World Kabaddi League: Yo Yo Tigers wins against Royal Kings USA

    Vikram Kamboj
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    New Delhi, 24th August 2014: Yo Yo Tigers registers their2nd consecutive win by defeating Royal Kings USA by 58-54 in the 11th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League today here at here in New Delhi at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Last week while Yo Yo Tigers defeated Vancouver Lions, Royal Kings USA got defeated to Lahore Lions during the Birmingham leg of the international kabaddi league. The next match will be played between Lahore Lions and Punjab Thunder. The key players of Lahore Lions team are raiders – Babar Waseem Gujjar, Shafiq Ahmad Chishti, Akmal Shahzad Dogar and stoppers…
  • Wave World Kabaddi League: Khalsa Warriors wins against Vancouver Lions

    Vikram Kamboj
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    New Delhi, 23 August 2014: Khiladi Kumar’s Khalsa Warriors registers their 3rd consecutive win by defeating Vancouver Lions by 67-45 in the 10th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League 2014 today here in New Delhi at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Vancouver Lions has lost all the three matches in the league while Khalsa Warriors have won all of their matches and are sitting on the top of the points table. Sawinder Singh of Vancouver Lions The first quarter started off with much enthusiasm and excitement. The Khalsa Warriors raiders were as aggressive as before, breaching the wall of defense…
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  • Important news on Facebook feed, it will change how you post – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News

    Sean Callanan
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    What @SportsGeek reads….. Important Facebook news - Click-bait to be penalised and why you should be using Links in Facebook How are the NFL and MLB reaching fans via digital? EVENT Killing it with Content panel discussion with Sean at Churchill Club this Thursday NFL CIO: Quarterbacking A Digital Revolution Manchester United bans iPads from home games Nielsen data shows mobile devices & social networks are […] The post Important news on Facebook feed, it will change how you... This is just a summary, please read on...
  • SGP 057: Trifecta: Technology, Digital & Fan Engagement

    Sean Callanan
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    On today’s podcast I’ve included one of the panel discussion’s I moderated at SEAT in Miami.  We looked at where the fan was headed and how will sports serve fans in the future.  It was great to have several different perspectives on the panel with Leagues (NFL and MLB), teams (New England Patriots), media (ESPN) […] The post SGP 057: Trifecta: Technology, Digital & Fan Engagement appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
  • #IceBucketChallenge accepted

    Sean Callanan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    What is the #IceBucketChallenge? Have you been living under a rock?  The Ice Bucket Challenge is a viral fund raising and awareness raising phenomenon for ALS and MND (Motor Neurone Disease as it is known in Australia).  So far many celebrities, athletes and technology and political figures have accepted the challenge to tip a bucket […] The post #IceBucketChallenge accepted appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
  • Can Premier League stop fans posting goals? – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News

    Sean Callanan
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    What @SportsGeek reads….. Premier League warns about posting goal videos online, is it a futile exercise? Pro sports teams walk a fine line using analytics to sell more stuff. Want Wi-Fi at stadium? PSV Eindhoven fans don’t! They protest against introduction of Wi-Fi (click to see how) Fox Sports shows sports fans the love with social engagement strategy. Twitter urges celebrities […] The post Can Premier League stop fans posting goals? – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News... This is just a summary, please read on...
  • SGP 056: Know your fans & why IFTTT is awesome

    Sean Callanan
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm
    On this week’s podcast we look at the challenges facing national sporting organisations, why IFTTT is awesome and ready for season 10 of A-League. On this podcast you’ll learn about: What national sporting organisations need to do to succeed in digital Why loose connections of your fans is important Importance of having clear goals when […] The post SGP 056: Know your fans & why IFTTT is awesome appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
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    Sports Haze

  • Is the US Open Roger Federer’s Chance at Another Grand Slam?

    Richard Murray
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    The 2014 US Open is shaping up to be a very interesting tournament.  For me the main storyline is Roger Federer and his chance for another Grand Slam title.  Roger was so close at Wimbledon, losing an amazing 5 setter to world number 1 Novak Djokovic.  Going into that 5th set many fans though this was Roger’s chance at another Grand Slam, but it wasn’t to be.  I for one though still think he has a shot in a few more and his form right now leads me to believe he has a chance at the upcoming US Open. US Open 2014 Odds Here are the odds for some of the favourites to win the upcoming US…
  • Sponsored Video – The Premier League is back

    Richard Murray
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    This weekend welcomes the start to the 2014/15 Premier League campaign. We welcome an array of talent this season from around the world with the inclusion of Sanchez (Arsenal), Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea), Diego Costa (Chelsea), Filipe Luis (Chelsea), Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) & Ander Hererra (Man U).  However we have also seen the departure of some of the heavyweights of the premier league from last season with the departure of Chelsea’s David Luiz to PSG and last year’s top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona. Regardless, the Premier League is likely to prove from another season why it is…
  • Sponsored Video – Dream Team FC

    Richard Murray
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    The footballing season is amongst us yet again! After what has proved to be a great summer of Sport in the World Cup & le Tour De France, the Premier League season is back! This weekend will see the teams battling it out, all hoping for a great start to the new 14/15 campaigns. The newly promoted teams (Leicester, Burnley & QPR) will all be eager to prove that they are ready to step up to the challenge of arguably the best league in the world. We have already seen some exiting additions to the premier league this transfer window; Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa, Ander Herrera & Cesc…
  • Australian Gyms Are Failing To Provide Basic Standards For Fitness

    Richard Murray
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    You’d expect a certain level of care at a gym, wouldn’t you? Of course you would, so it’s alarming to discover that a third of gyms in Australia aren’t screening clients to see if they have any pre-existing health problems. What’s more nearly a quarter of gyms have a poor understanding of suggested safety guidelines from Fitness Australia which have been designed to improve industry standards across the nation. The results come from a survey of more than 1,100 people working in the industry, and also discovered that 44 per cent say free weights aren’t being put away properly,…
  • 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…
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    Project Spurs

  • Video: Popovich doesn’t give a (bleep) about player’s names

    Jeff Garcia
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Oh coach Pop. In old video footage, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was giving some basketball lesson to a group of young aspiring players. And in typical coach Pop fashion, he formally introduced himself when he told the youngsters the honest truth – he doesn’t give a (bleep) about their names. I’m sure he […]
  • Tony Parker set to play in Yao Ming’s charity game in China

    Jeff Garcia
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker may have opted to not play for Team France at the upcoming World Cup in Spain, but that doesn’t mean he is completely going to stay off the basketball court in the offseason. Parker is set to play in a charity game in China put on by former NBA player […]
  • Bonner wants to play until he’s 40 & is happy French people enjoy his last name

    Jeff Garcia
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    NBA fans might be in for a treat if San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner has his way. And what is the said treat? How about seeing Bonner play until he is 40 years old. In an interview with Basket USA, Bonner spoke on how much longer he can still play and if his body holds […]
  • The Spurscast Wants You!

    Aaron Preine
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Spurscast boys want YOU! More accurately, they want your questions concerning the Spurs, the NBA, and the upcoming season. Spurscast 339: Fan-isode will go live next Wednesday, September 3rd and they want you to do their work for them submit the thought or question that has been lingering in your brain over these past few summer months. Will health concerns in the […]
  • Lorbek, FC Barcelona come to terms on contract buyout

    Paul Garcia
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Back in early July, word from overseas came out that Slovenian forward Erazem Lorbek and the Spanish club FC Barcelona were in negotiations for a contract buyout. Wednesday, a buyout agreement was reached between the two sides, as Barcelona released a statement stating Lorbek had been released from the team. Though he was originally drafted […]
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    True Football Manager 2014

  • Squad blending continues

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Hello dear readers, Blog post 828 is dedicated to progress of Dynamo Dresden in season 7. Squad revolution is already behind, ambitions and expectations are very high. Though current squad blending doesn’t allow to see stable performances so easy as one would want.   In general our team play improved but we faced some problems in away games. Particularly, it was sad to loose in German Cup against
  • Season 7. It can be the last one

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Dear readers, Welcome back to my blog. The post title sounds somewhat pessimistic but I hope I will continue to manage Dynamo Dresden onwards. Tactical and squad revamping cannot give immediate effect and I should for the second half of the season to say something concrete. Currently 7 Bundesliga fixtures played and here what I have after all.   Bundesliga I can’t boast with position in the
  • Squad revolution before season 7

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Hello blog readers, It’s time to uncover all summer transfers I made. Season 7 will be played using “win or die” principle. If I don’t manage to get into Top 3, there’s no way to continue Dresden story. That’s why I was very careful with squad changes taking only those players which I believe in. This is a squad revolution, the largest in Dynamo Dresden story! Players out   Let me comment the
  • New awesome tactics for Dresden

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Hello dear blog readers, 825. That is the blog post number actually. Its news are very important because I changed Dresden tactic set that had been used since the very first season. Look what I have prepared for season 7. Tactics 1. Best of the old I selected Half-Back tactics as the best of all old ones. Results became a leading factor to make this kind of selection. If you want to know more or
  • Totals of season 6

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Hello dear readers, Another blog post for you today. It doesn’t give you information about my Dynamo Dresden, it’s more regarding whole state of football world in Dresden story. Hope you will enjoy taking a look at totals of all tournaments in the last season. Here we have some surprising results of course. Champions League Champions League Dream Team: Europa League Germany England Awesome
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    STACK Blog

  • An Athlete’s Guide to Calcium

    Brett Singer
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Foods with Calcium for Athletes Ask any athlete why calcium is important and they will likely tell you "because it helps build strong bones." While this
  • What You Need to Know About Tiger Woods’ Back Injury

    Mo Skelton
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Tiger Woods back injury has proven he is no longer himself. From withdrawing from the Bridgestone Invitational to missing the cut at the
  • 3 Tips To Make Your Stretching Routine More Effective

    Alex Allan
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Flexibility is a game changing quality that separates good athletes from epic champions. Releasing muscles in the proper way creates a stretching
  • Johnny Manziel Is ‘Johnny JamBoogie’ in New Snickers Commercial

    Jordan Zirm
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Johnny Manziel, second string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, has his first national commercial. In this new Snickers spot, Manziel, or “Johnny JamBoogie” as he’s referred to here, leads an aerobics class in a pair of cut-off sweatpants and leggings. We’ll just leave it at that. Meantime, the guy who actually starts for the Browns,
  • Who’s The Next Appalachian State? 3 Major College Football Upsets That Could Happen

    Brandon Hall
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Everyone loves an underdog. That’s why the recent trend of smaller Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams beating big conference Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams is so entertaining.  Games that used to be simple tune-ups in which Division I juggernauts steamrolled teams from what used to be known as Division I-AA have now become tightly contested
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    Sports Feel Good Stories

  • Little League WS 2014: Five Memorable Moments

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Come August every year, the best 11 – 13 year old’s on baseball teams from around the world gather in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to determine who is the best at the Little League World Series (LLWS). With ESPN broadcasting many of the games, excitement builds with each game. This year’s series was very special indeed! Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team won the U.S. Series and lost to World Champ South Korea in the final. Mo’ne Davis The story of the series was Mo’ne Davis.  Mo’ne, the 18th girl to make it to the tournament, pitched with poise and…
  • Little League Pitcher Mo’ne Davis: The 70 MPH Stopper

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Little League pitcher Mo’ne Davis pitched the first shutout game by a girl in Little League World Series history on Friday. The 13 year-old Davis, pitching for the Philadelphia Taney Dragons, struck out 8 batters, gave up no walks and allowed only 2 hits. To finish the game, she struck out the side. Mo’ne Davis’ smooth delivery draws comparisons to major leaguers Here’s your opportunity to insert your favorite “She throws like a Girl” joke. But, Davis’ pitching and baseball play is no joke. Her 70 MPH fastball appears much quicker to batters given the…
  • 105 Funny Fantasy Football Team Names 2014

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    The 3 big, must-haves for any owner in a fantasy football league are as follows: A drafting strategy – When to draft running backs? When to draft your QB? etc., etc.  Give strong consideration to that position’s point output in your scoring system and the relative strength of individual players compared to the field, e.g., the top 3 QB’s might have the potential to carry your team, but QB #4 might not be distinguishably better than QB #11. A making-adjustments-throughout-the-season strategy – How to pick up players to address injuries, weaknesses and bye weeks. …
  • Steve Wilkinson’s “Let Love Serve” Book Excerpt

    Michael O'Halloran
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    EDITOR’S NOTE:  My introduction to Steve Wilkinson came via he and his wife Barb’s Tennis and Life Camps.  My daughters have attended the highly-praised, 4-day sessions and have come back with better backhands, mastery of many camp song lyrics, and most importantly, some sound learnings on dealing with life’s ups and downs. Steve Wilkinson’s new book:Let Love Serve. Steve is the winningest coach in men’s collegiate tennis history. Steve is the winningest men’s collegiate tennis coach, winner of 7 consecutive USTPA men’s titles at 45-and-over and has…
  • The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    The nominees for the best moment in baseball this year include no-hitters, walk-off homers, grand slam home runs, triple plays and outfielders gunning down base runners at home plate.  And, the winner of “The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball” is… A kid hugging his dad for catching a foul ball at a Padres vs. Braves game. In a span of 10 seconds, you can see the son becoming a baseball fan for life.  After the father catches the ball at an afternoon game, he holds it triumphantly over his head in a Rocky-like pose.  His son rushes to give him a bear hug.  His dad then gives…
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    Chatham-Kent Sports Network

  • College Baseball Double Header In Chatham This Weekend

    Ian Kennedy
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Fergie Jenkins Field in Chatham will host an OUA/ OCAA double header this weekendAs a part of Minor Baseball Day in Chatham this Long Weekend, the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks baseball team will play a double header against the St. Clair College Saints at Fergie Jenkins Field. The game, which starts at 1pm Sunday, will also have a local feel between the OUA and OCAA teams, as Chatham’s Alec Miller, and Kent Bridge’s Mark Van Rycheghem made the Laurier Golden Hawks roster this Fall. “We are excited at the non-conference schedule that we have put together this…
  • WDSS To Receive New Track

    Ian Kennedy
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:41 pm
    The Wallaceburg track, seen here being used by the football team, will receive a facelift thanks to new Ministry of Education fundsWallaceburg District Secondary School will be getting a facelift thanks to $2,250,000 in funding from the Ministry of Education. According to an Lambton-Kent District School Board press release, Wallaceburg will be receiving an upgraded track, as their current facility includes an overgrown, gravel track, which prohibits athletes from properly using the track as a training location. As well, the school will see the construction of a new fitness centre. The funding…
  • Wallaceburg Lacrosse Hands Out Annual Awards

    Ian Kennedy
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Wallaceburg Griffins boys intermediate team were co-Team of the Year winners after capturing provincial gold – Contributed PhotoThe Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse Association handed out their annual awards recently, honouring the organizations top young players, teams, coaches, and volunteers. Griffin of the Year, presented annually to the top minor lacrosse player demonstrating high proficiency and inspirational leadership qualities, combined with an active contribution to the Wallaceburg Minor Lacrosse program, went to both Kyle Dawson and Brock Redford. The duo both spent time with the…
  • From Fore To Farm, Baldoon Golf Club Closing

    Ian Kennedy
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm
    A golfer tees off a the 2013 Pete Cram Memorial Golf tournament, hosted at Baldoon Golf Club in Wallaceburg – Photo by Tartan Alumni FundOpened in 1930 and operating for close to 85 years, Baldoon Golf Club has been a staple for Wallaceburg, Dresden, Port Lambton, and Walpole Island golfers. Now however, the course is slated to close, and be converted into farmland, if Chatham-Kent council approves a land use zoning change, when the issue goes to council in September. According to the Sydenham Current, who originally broke the story, Baldoon’s owners Jim Hawryluk and his wife…
  • Wheatley Sharks Set For Saturday Nights

    Ian Kennedy
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Wheatley’s Scott Florence will be expected to take a big step in his second season with the team. He’ll be able to play in front of Sharks fans on Saturday’s, the teams new home night – Photo by Jocelyn McLaughlin/ CKSN.caAfter years of hosting their home games on Monday nights, the Wheatley Sharks, who play in the Great Lakes Junior C Hockey League, will be moving their home games to Saturday’s. “The Saturday night move has already been a buzz in the town of Wheatley, in which it seems to have been a long time coming in the eyes of the community,”…
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    BallHyped Blog Network

  • Can rookie starting pitchers help win a pennant?

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    If you are a baseball fan you know the importance of starting pitching, especially if a team is looking to go deep into the playoffs and potentially win a World Series. But what if I told you that what is also important about starting pitching is having a “veteran” starting staff… not having a dependence [...]Can rookie starting pitchers help win a pennant? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Rutgers Football: Q&A With Seattle Times’ Washington State Beat Writer, Bud Withers

    Double G Sports
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    The Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team will board a plane following practice Tuesday and make their way to Seattle, Washington where they will begin their 2014 season on the road against Washington State. will have plenty of content leading up to the game and we start today with a quick Q&A with Washington State [...]Rutgers Football: Q&A With Seattle Times’ Washington State Beat Writer, Bud Withers is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • New York Jets: How Good Will Chris Johnson Be This Year?

    Double G Sports
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Chris Johnson loves him some Chris Johnson. And rightfully so. Throughout his six years in the NFL, Johnson has been a stud. In 2009, CJ2k broke onto the scene as one the league’s top backs, rushing for 2,006 yards and 14 touchdowns. Since then, Johnson has yet to come close to the 2,000-yard mark, but [...]New York Jets: How Good Will Chris Johnson Be This Year? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • U.S. Open Women’s Preview: Can Serena Swing It?

    Double G Sports
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    The world renowned U.S. Open has kicked off at the historic Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York this morning, August 25. This spectacular tournament that takes place in the New York metro area showcases its grandeur to the world, attracting millions of people from around the globe each and every year [...]U.S. Open Women’s Preview: Can Serena Swing It? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • AFC West, NFC West teams have tough road with 2014 schedule

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    The Denver Broncos last year were one of the NFL’s best teams with a 13-3 regular season record and a trip to the Super Bowl. The Oakland Raiders were one of the NFL’s worst teams last year with a 4-12 record. It’s interesting to note that this year these two teams have something in common… [...]AFC West, NFC West teams have tough road with 2014 schedule is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
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    The Blog That Boredom Built

  • Tigers win 3-team blockbuster

    Erik Voldness
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Yesterday was one of the more surprising trade deadlines in recent memory. There were several big trades that saw several roster shakeups, including Jon Lester heading from Boston to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. With Oakland acquiring arguably the two best pitchers available over the last month (Jeff Samarzdija being the other), one of their main competitors knew they needed to get involved in the arms race. And get involved the Tigers did.After weeks of David Price trade speculation, with a different "favorite" emerging seemingly daily, the Tigers came basically out of nowhere to land the Cy…
  • Otto Porter Poised For Improvement

    Erik Voldness
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Today's post is written by Jason Slint,  for Fan Duel is a great fantasy sports website with both free and paid games available for multiple sports, making it the perfect site for your fantasy basketball needs. The Washington Wizards have to reflect on the 2013-2014 season as a positive for the franchise. They were able to not only make the playoffs as a pretty high seed, but they advanced to the 2nd round. Just about everything went right for the team, except the fact that they got almost no production out of rookie Otto Porter Jr. After a strong summer…
  • 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
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  • Preview and Prediction: BYU vs UCONN

    Justin Burr
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    We are just days away from another season of BYU football. For me, the time has actually gone pretty fast as I am still in awe that we will be viewing our first college football games this week and most importantly, BYU vs UCONN (Friday, 5pm MT). History: BYU football has never faced UCONN but that does not mean that there is no history. After a dismal 2013 campaign, UCONN hired new head coach Bob Diaco. Who is Bob Diaco? Diaco was the defensive coordinator for Notre Dame from 2009-2013. In 2012 he won the award for the nation’s top assistant coach after leading ND to the 2nd best defense…
  • Utah Utes Football: Could the Utes Lose to Idaho State?

    Jason Hodges
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Could the Utah Utes Football team really lose to Idaho State? Ok, I’ll admit it… the title of this column is a shameless hook. We all know that Idaho State is a warm-up game against a FCS team that the Utes scheduled much like every other Power 5 school does the first week, so it’s an obvious win. But given that it’s a win, what will the Utes need to accomplish in order to feel that this first game is a success? In my opinion, if Utah does not accomplish all of the following, they can consider this game a loss: Tempo – Under Dave Christiansen, the Utes are looking to improve…
  • Players Flying Under The Radar

    Grant Bagby
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    The 2014 Utah football season is almost upon us, with only a few more days to go before kickoff, the excitement in the air is really starting to build. In less than a week we will finally be up on the hill or in our living rooms hearing pads pop from the likes of Nate Orchard and Brian Blechen and seeing big plays from Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott. But, who is poised to be the breakout player on this Utah team? On offense it will be Tim Patrick. Patrick is a 6-5, 190 pound WR who came to Utah as a Walk-on from Grossmont College. Since coming to Utah as a walk-on, he has impressed so much…
  • BYU Football: My BYU50 Experience

    Andrew Kartchner
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    The wild success of the BYU’s latest marketing campaign is well documented. Here’s my great experience chasing after the coveted BYU50 box. The BYU marketing team places boxes at local landmarks in each state. For those who have been living under a rock and haven’t heard of the BYU50 campaign, here’s a quick summary. During the month leading up to BYU’s season opener at UConn, the BYU marketing team has been distributing special boxes  filled with BYU memorabilia across the country. Each day they place a box in a different state, generally going in…
  • Team USA Hates Utah, America

    Devin Masters
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    Team USA hates Utah.  Coach K hates Utah.  Somebody over there hates Utah, that’s for sure. Rumors began to circulate late last night, with news becoming official this morning –  Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, and Gordon Hayward were cut from the US Basketball men’s national team. That’s right, sharpshooter Kyle Korver, who many regard as the best looking player to ever suit up for the Utah Jazz, didn’t make the team.  Weber State alum Damian Lillard, despite being a former Rookie of the Year and All-Star, didn’t make the team.
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  • Da'Rick Rogers remains buried on depth chart, struggling for fantasy relevance

    Jon Benne
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Da'Rick Rogers hasn't made much headway in his second year and could be on the Colts' roster bubble. We break down the fantasy implications. Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers hasn't made much of an impact in preseason, which could lead to a reduced role for him. Right now Rogers is sixth on the depth chart, behind Griff Whalen, meaning he could be the odd man out if the Colts decide to keep five receivers on the final roster. An undrafted free agent in 2013, Rogers was claimed by the Colts halfway through his rookie year. He ended up playing in five games, pulling down 14…
  • Batting Derek Jeter second is all Joe Girardi can do

    Steven Goldman
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    It's not that the Yankees manager lacks choices, it's that he lacks alternatives. On Thursday, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post published a column in which he quizzed Yankees manager Joe Girardi on why Derek Jeter and his .267/.315/.319 averages are batting second. Girardi's answer was simultaneously a lie and a cop-out: "It's not like we have a bunch of guys hitting .300. So that's why we've kept it." First, .300 has nothing to do with it. Girardi knows that -- Nick Swisher, career average of .256, spent the equivalent of a full season batting second for him during his four Yankees years,…
  • Jurgen Klinsmann is doing the right thing by making the USMNT younger

    Ryan Rosenblatt
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    It's easy to forget that Jurgen Klinsmann didn't have an entire World Cup cycle to work with last time around. Hired in 2011, the USA head coach had three years to prepare for Brazil. That's plenty of time, of course, but it means that we didnt have any precedent for how he might treat the 12 months of wind-down following a World Cup.  So as he set the course for the Americans next time, exactly what he was going to do was a bit of an unknown. But if his first post-World Cup roster is any indication, his approach will be a lot like Bob Bradley's four years ago, and entirely in character.
  • Thursday night college football with SB Nation Live

    Jason Kirk
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:38 pm
  • Jonny Venters tears UCL for the third time

    Craig Goldstein
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    It's not yet known whether he'll pursue a third Tommy John surgery. Jonny Venters recent trip to Dr. James Andrews revealed the worst possible news for the left-handed reliever; a third tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of BravesRadioNet and 680 The Fan. Venters has missed the 2014 season rehabbing from a 2013 UCL reconstruction, which was the second of his career, with the first coming in 2005. He had been travelling with the Braves in recent weeks and was slated to throw of a mound this month, but had been unable to do so due to lingering soreness, prompting the visit to Dr. Andrews.
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    Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips

  • Basketball Zone Play: The Inbounds Box Set

    Coach Pat
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    While it is important to teach your players how to play against a zone defense, it’s also very important to have a good basketball zone play in your aresenal to help you beat any zone defense. The Inbounds Box Set is a box zone play that is run on the baseline out of bounds. It’s [...] The post Basketball Zone Play: The Inbounds Box Set appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Five Shooting Five Transition Offense Drill

    Coach Pat
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Most transition offense plays are aggressive and quick, giving the defense no time to establish their defensive positions or protect certain areas of the court. Many teams with faster, smaller players or multiple guards are often better at transition offense as they can move the ball up the court more quickly. The key to a [...] The post Five Shooting Five Transition Offense Drill appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Transition Offense: The Laker 4 Man Drill

    Coach Pat
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    In today’s video blog post, I am featuring a killer transition offense drill that will have you seeing winning results in your season! Breaking Down The Laker 4 Man Drill for Transition Offense Begin the drill by tossing the ball off the backboard, and as the player gets the rebound and turns to the outside, [...] The post Transition Offense: The Laker 4 Man Drill appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Transition Offense: The Hockey Drill

    Coach Pat
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    In today’s video blog post, we are featuring a fantastic transition offense drill called “The Hockey Drill”. This is a 3-on-3 Full Court Transition Offense drill, and it’s purpose is to get your players who get the defensive rebounds, get the steals or get the outlet passes more comfortable with handling the ball and advancing [...] The post Transition Offense: The Hockey Drill appeared first on 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.
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  • It’s Official, Kevin Love Is Headed to Cleveland To Play With Lebron

    Lesley Batson
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    I’ve been a big fan of Kevin Love since the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend.  It’s going to be interesting to see how this next season shapes up for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Can they make the playoffs in 2015? Can they make the championship series in 2016? We shall see. Photo Courtesy: Sportsnaut  
  • Chicago Parade for Jackie Robinson West Little League Team on August 27. Be There! #JRW

    Lesley Batson
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 To all the fanatchicks in and around Chicago, please go out with your families and friends and celebrate with these boys on Wednesday, August 27.  They are shining examples of what guidance and team sports participation can do for a child’s character,  confidence and future.  I hate they beat Mo’Ne Davis and the Taney Dragons but they certainly earned that victory. “The excitement surrounding these remarkable young people has been palpable in every neighborhood of Chicago, and their spirit, positive attitude and success on the…
  • Mo’ne Davis, Little League World Series Shine a Light On The Importance of Youth Sports

    Lesley Batson
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Mo’ne Davis made headlines and history for her outstanding athleticism  with the young Philly team, Taney Dragons at the 2014 Little League World Series.  The Dragons lost last night in an elimination game to the Jackie Robinson West Little League (JRW) team from Chicago’s south side.  It was a nail-biter to the end.  At one point JRW was up 6-2 but the Philly kids never gave up. They closed the gap to 6-5 in the 9th inning but JRW out-pitched the Dragons and their season ended.  Both of these teams were incredible to watch. These kids were very poised under the pressure of…
  • Cover Girl Mo’Ne Davis Makes Sports Illustrated History

    Lesley Batson
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    It has been an impressive week for one little fanatchick, Mo’Ne Davis.  The 13 year old from Philly first became a household name last week for helping her team get to the Little League World Series.  Mo’Ne pitches 70 miles/hour! That is fast for any 13 year old – boy or girl.  She loves, “hitting homers and striking boys out!” Sports Illustrated’s latest cover features the young phenom with the caption “Mo’Ne, Remember Her Name“. She has definitely caught the world’s attention and that is not only good for her team but it’s…
  • Allen Iverson Seen Begging For Change in Atlanta

    Lesley Batson
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    In 2030 Allen Iverson will become a very rich man.  He apparently has a trust from Reebok worth $30 million that cannot be claimed till he’s 55 years old. So will he make it to then?  Iverson was spotted last week begging for change by several shoppers  at Lenox Mall in Atlanta.  $154 million burned through his hands during his NBA career with the 76ers. Instead of reaching for the basket,  he now extends his arms for money by passing crowds. How does this happen and keep happening to so many professional athletes? How do we change this cycle of these young men from ‘the…
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  • Sunderland Set To Rival Arsenal For Striker

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sunderland have joined the race to sign former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou. The Lille forward, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Liverpool during this transfer window, is now being closely watched by Gus Poyet. The Daily Star understands that the Black Cats main priority is Inter Milan attacker Ricky Alvarez, with Poyet determined to sign the Argentina international on a season-long loan deal. But according to reports, the Uruguayan manager is likely to turn to Gunners target Kalou should a move fall through. Kalou has been linked with a move to the Emirates after Olivier…
  • Chelsea Pushing Hard For Serie A Striker To Replace Injured Costa

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Chelsea are pushing to try and secure the signing of Mattia Destro from Roma before the end of the transfer window on Monday to provide cover for the injured Diego Costa. Costa is rumoured to be out for anything up to six weeks with a hamstring injury. Now according to The Metro, the Stamford Bridge club are set to up their interest in the Italian forward Mattia Destro by making a 19. 8million bid for the player. Jose Mourinhos hunt for a forward has been intensified by flop Fernando Torres impending move to AC Milan to replace Mario Balotelli who joined Liverpool in a 16million deal last…
  • Zaha Completes Palace Return

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Wifried Zaha has completed a return to Crystal Palace, ending a miserable past 12 months as a Manchester United player. A product of Palaces academy, Zaha made the 15 million move to Old Trafford in January 2013 but was immediately loaned back to Palace After helping Palace secure promotion, the Ivorian born winger returned to Old Trafford where he made just two start under David Moyes before an unsuccessful loan spell at Cardiff City. According to the Mirror, Zaha will initially join his former club on-loan for the rest of the season with an 8 million deal in place should the Eagles preserve…
  • Arsenal Set To Conclude Deal For Defender

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Arsenal are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld. Arsene Wenger has been looking for a central defender to bolster his defensive ranks and the Metro have reported that Alderweireld is set to join the Gunners. The Belgium international is set to replace his fellow international team-mate Thomas Vermaelen, who earlier in the month joined Barcelona in a deal reportedly worth 15m. The defender has also been linked with a move to Southampton this summer, but has reportedly turned down their offer in favour of a move to the Emirates. Atletico are said…
  • Arsenal Submit Bid For Defender

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Arsenal have reportedly submitted a 10. 9million bid for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos as they look to replace Thomas Vermaelen at centre back before the transfer window shuts on Monday. According to the Express, Arsenal have made an official approach for the Greek centre back as they look to secure a squad worthy of a Premier League and Champions League challenge. Vermaelen left the Emirates for Barcelona this summer, leaving Arsene Wenger with just Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Calum Chambers at centre back. The article suggests that Dortmund will look to…
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  • UNC defensive tackle Ethan Farmer cleared to play

    Sam Cooper
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    A day after North Carolina suspended four defensive players for violating team rules amid hazing allegations, the Tar Heels received good news about the eligibility of a defensive starter. After his eligibility was in question due to “an academic question,” senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer was officially cleared on Thursday to play in the team’s season opener against Liberty on Saturday. “We are thankful to have Ethan cleared to play and I know he’s excited to have this behind him,” head coach Larry Fedora said. “Ethan is our only experienced player and we’ll be counting…
  • Tony Stewart returns to the Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta

    Nick Bromberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Tony Stewart is going to be back in a race car at Atlanta. Stewart will return to the Sprint Cup Series for Sunday's race after missing three races after he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. in a dirt track event in upstate New York on Aug. 9. Stewart-Haas Racing revealed Stewart's plans Thursday afternoon. Jeff Burton had filled in for Stewart at Michigan and at Bristol. His substitute appearances had been announced on Wednesday afternoon both times. Regan Smith was Stewart's substitute at Watkins Glen the day after Stewart struck Ward. Statement from Stewart-Haas Racing regarding plans for…
  • Kamal Shalorus grabs for gold again at ONE FC 19

    Elias Cepeda
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Kamal Shalorus (9-3) was born and raised with wrestling all around him. Growing up near the wrestling hot-bed of Azerbaijan, Shalorus had both the intense Iranian and Russian wrestling cultures pushing in on him as a young man. The wrestling passion of the region became his, and he used it to lift himself up, professionally. He would go on to represent Britain’s wrestling team at the 2004 summer games, and later become a top MMA fighter. Kamal’s parents had no problem accepting his career as a wrestler, but fighting in a cage with less rules seemed more foreign to them, at first.
  • Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit sets MLB record by retiring 46 batters in a row

    Mike Oz
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Your browser does not support iframes. Coming into the San Francisco Giants' game Thursday against the Colorado Rockies, starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit hadn't allowed a baserunner in more than a month. Petit — chosen by S.F. to replace the struggling Tim Lincecum in the starting rotation — entered the game needing to retire eight more batters in a row to make history. He did, with a strikeout of Charlie Culberson in the third inning, and surpassed Mark Buehrle for the most consecutive batters retired in MLB history. It was 46 in a row for Petit, a number that dates back to July 22 and…
  • Former USC QB Matt Leinart to join Pac-12 Networks

    Sam Cooper
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    A familiar face will join the Pac-12 Networks as a studio analyst for the 2014 season. It was announced Thursday that former USC Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Matt Leinart has joined Pac-12 Networks and will make his debut on Saturday, August 30. Leinart, who suited up for the Trojans from 2001 to 2005 under head coach Pete Carroll, will join the panel for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage. According to a release, Leinart, who recently retired from the NFL after eight seasons with four different teams, will also appear on “Pac-12 Football Weekly” and “will be featured in the…
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    Sportmentary Online Sports Talk

  • Sportmentary Twitter Follower Challenge - Get in the Game

    Anthony B
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Sportmentary has a challenge for our Sportmentary Twitter followers. We are asking our Twitter followers to take our weekly sports challenge and send us what you want our opinion about as it relates to your favorite professional team, professional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • I Just Don’t Know – Kevin Ward Jr. Tragedy

    Anthony B
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Before I begin my diatribe I need to make a couple of things very clear to our readers. I am not a NASCAR fan. I rarely watch a race and when I do it's the last few laps. I don't care who wins or loses and I don't follow the sport. The little I know... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Fool of the Day - Daniel Snyder

    Anthony B
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The Fool of the Day is the Washington NFL football team's owner Daniel Snyder who says the team's nickname respects and honors Native Americans. In my opinion Daniel Snyder is a piece of garbage. I believe that this creep is avoid of human decency... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cincinnati Bengals Pay Andy Dalton Like an Elite Quarterback

    Anthony B
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The Cincinnati Bengals reached a contract extension with quarterback Andy Dalton. The Dalton deal is reportedly for six years and 115 million green ones. The Bengals are paying Dalton like an elite QB and in my opinion Dalton is OK at best. Dalton... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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  • Heart problem forces Ex-Gunner Almunia to retire

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    LONDON, August 28- Former Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has announced his retirement after a heart condition was detected at a routine medical. The Spaniard, 37, was set to join Serie A side Cagliari on a free transfer after two seasons at Watford. Tests revealed Almunia, who played 175 times for Arsenal, has a potentially fatal genetic heart disorder. “I can confirm that Manuel Almunia failed a medical due to a heart condition,” said a Cagliari spokesman. Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart tissue that causes it to thicken and can lead to sudden…
  • Ronaldo helped Di Maria join United’s 7s

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    MANCHESTER, August 28- Angel Di Maria has revealed he consulted with Cristiano Ronaldo before completing his record transfer to Manchester United and accepting the club’s iconic number seven shirt. Di Maria has followed in the footsteps of United legends Ronaldo, George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham by taking the number seven after his week’s British record £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros) transfer from Real Madrid this week. The Argentina midfielder joins United with the club in their worst state for more than two decades, without a win in two league games…
  • Liverpool get Real, Barca draw PSG

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    MONACO, August 28 – Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday. Real and Liverpool will be confident of progressing from Group B where debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria, who were only formed in 2001 and whose stadium holds just 8,000 fans, and Swiss outfit Basel, who knocked out Manchester United at this stage three years ago, await. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers told his club’s website: “Hopefully it…
  • Ronaldo bags European Player of the Year

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    MONACO, August 28- Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named European Footballer of the Year, the Portuguese striker topping the journalists’ poll ahead of Germany’s World Cup winner Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben. Ronaldo is the fourth recipient of the award, succeeding Franck Ribery, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi. France’s Ribery won the award last time around ahead of Messi and Ronaldo. This time Ronaldo prevailed in a vote by 54 European journalists which took place on the sidelines of the draw for the Champions League group stages in Monaco.
  • Gor fail to break KCB’s vault

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    NAIROBI, Kenya, August 28- Champions Gor Mahia began post Bobby Williamson life with an uninspiring barren stalemate against plucky KCB at Nyayo National Stadium on Thursday. The Bankers who bid farewell to their talismanic forward and former K’Ogalo favourite, Paul Mungai Kiongera, were worth their point and left the field happier of the two after moving out of the drop zone tied on 19 points but boasting of superior goal difference to Nairobi City Stars a place below in 15th. The league leaders inched to a two point lead over closest Sofapaka on 40 but with a game in hand over their title…
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    No Guts, No Glory

  • Can the Florida Gators be this year’s version of the 2013 Auburn Tigers?

    J Will
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    The 2014 version of the Florida Gators are coming into opening weekend healthy which is a sigh of relief for their fans. We have talked about the 2013 Gators plenty over the past couple of months. Whether its discussing head coach Will Muschamp’s job status or rival fans making fun of their worst season since 1979. Now with the 2014 season a few days away, I wonder can the Gators be this year’s version of the 2013 Auburn Tigers? First, let’s discuss what the Tigers did last year. After going 3-9 and 0-8 in conference play in 2012, the Tigers rebounded big time going 11-2…
  • Alabama vs LSU is the most expensive ticket for the 2014 season

    J Will
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    With the college football season kicking off tomorrow (technically it will kickoff today), I wanted you to know what is the hottest ticket for the 2014 season. There are many marquee games on the schedule this year but a rivalry in the SEC tops them all. According to Forbes, Alabama at LSU is the most expensive ticket for the 2014 season. Despite a decrease in average secondary price since last month, Alabama vs LSU football tickets are the most expensive of the season. The game currently has average price of $568.83 on the secondary market, which is down 1.6% from July’s average of…
  • Ryan Clark blames Troy Vincent for Brandon Meriweather’s suspension

    J Will
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark is at it again but this time for he is speaking up about his teammate. Brandon Meriweather was suspended two games for his hit on Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith. Commissioner Roger Goodell has been under scrutiny since the suspension but Clark thinks the blame should go to someone else. Clark says that Executive Vice President for Football Operations Troy Vincent is the one to blame for Meriweather’s suspension. “Roger [Goodell] kept full control of certain things and he passed this [the decision on safety rules fines and suspensions] on to…
  • A drone that flew over Bank of America Stadium is now under FAA investigation

    J Will
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Fans that were at last Thursday’s preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs saw something other than the football in the air. A camera-toting drone was seen hovering over Bank of America stadium which got everyone’s attention including the police. Now the Federal Aviation Administration has gotten involved and the situation is under investigation. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Tuesday that a camera-toting drone flew into Bank of America Stadium during Thursday’s exhibition game. Its operator was detained and, after questioning, the unidentified…
  • John Rocker has agreed to join the cast of ‘Survivor’

    J Will
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    When you think of former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker, the first word that comes to mind is “controversy”. As we all know, Rocket made some disturbing comments in a Sports Illustrated article back in 1999 which still follows him to this day. They say controversy sells and a popular show hopes that remains true for Rocker. According to Entertainment Weekly, Rocker has agreed to join the new season of Survivor. Controversial former baseball relief pitcher John Rocker will be playing along with his girlfriend, spray-tan business owner Julie McGee. Rocker pitched for the Atlanta…
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    CoachUp Blog

  • Interview with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken

    Jackie Bledsoe
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Growing up playing baseball in the back yard with my brother provided some of my most memorable experiences from childhood. I remember the time we were playing slow pitch wiffle ball and I got mad (I was probably losing), so I decided to break the rules and wing a fastball in there. Without flinching, my brother smacked that wiffle ball out of our yard, across the street and into the tree tops of our neighbors. In the history of baseball there has probably never been a pitcher who celebrated an opposing player’s home run like I did that day. But when my brother hit that home run, the…
  • Football Tryout Tips: What to Expect and How to Prepare

    Jack Carroll
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    “A water break? Water is for cowards. Water makes you weak. Water is for washing blood off that uniform, and you don’t get no blood on my uniform, boy you must be outside your mind! We are going to do up-downs, until Blue is no longer tired, and thirsty.” -Coach Boone, Remember the Titans. Football tryouts can be stressful to say the least. Luckily for you, we have all the information and tips you need to make sure your tryouts are a success this season. Along with CoachUp football coach and former NFL cornerback Brandon Williams, we will provide you with information on…
  • What You Don’t Need to Know To be a Great Sports Parent

    Janis Meredith
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Athletes do not always beget athletes. I’ve known some rather un-athletic parents whose kids are skilled competitors. Perhaps you never played sports, or if you did, you eventually realized that you were not athletically gifted. Now, your kids are starting to play and you’re keeping your fingers crossed that they will have better success than you did. If you are questioning your ability to help your child play sports when you had minimal athletic success or did not play at all, I’m here to put your mind at ease. Here’s what you don’t need to know to be a great sports parent: The…
  • Helping Your Youth Athlete Get Ready for Back to School

    Jackie Bledsoe
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    It’s that time of year again. While running in the morning with my wife I see the school buses driving through our neighborhood. We see parents waving good-bye as the kids head off to school. Back to school is here! It’s the time to get readjusted to having schedules and various activities that were on hiatus over summer break. For the youth athlete it can also mean getting ready for tryouts or preseason workouts. While this happens every year, each year still brings something new and exciting, and your kids can use your help adjusting to it all. Whether your kids can drive to and…
  • Your Running Shoe Cheat Sheet

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Walking into a running shoe store can be daunting, but knowing the common terminology and the concepts behind them is the first step to feeling empowered.  These commonly discussed running shoe terms will get you off on the right foot and will be a good starting point for you to begin more in-depth research on finding the perfect running shoe for you. Know Your Lingo “Drop” This term refers to the difference in millimeters between the heel and the forefoot. The industry standard is 12 millimeters. However, with the “minimal” and “barefoot” trend pervading the industry, many shoe…
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    Kevin Krest's Positively Sports

  • Coaches Bail, Athletes Have To Stay

    Kevin Krest
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:36 am
    Obviously, It’s All About Winning:Let’s see, Bobby Petrino is now the head football coach at the University of Louisville, which begins its first season in the ACC. No big deal, right? I mean let’s face it, the guy can flat out recruit and coach football players. His teams win, and win in exciting fashion. They must really like him at Louisville, considering they hired him for the second time after taking the Cardinals to four bowl games and leading them to two top ten national rankings in four seasons from 2003 – 2006.But now this is where it gets interesting. Petrino, despite…
  • Colllege Football Season is Finally Upon Us

    Kevin Krest
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    After over seven months of having to convince ourselves that the NBA, early season Major League Baseball, golf's four major championships, hockey and even the World Cup somehow passed for sports, it's time for what we've been craving since Florida State's exciting victory over Auburn. COLLEGE FOOTBALL!And to think that finally, the conclusion to the upcoming season will be a four team (soon to be eight teams) playoff that will give us a true champion of the sport. Florida State goes into the season as the odds on favorite, but that's usually just a kiss of death. But if the Seminoles can get…

    Kevin Krest
    22 Feb 2014 | 6:01 pm
    RUSSIA, REALLY?: Today, American Vic Wild won his second snowboarding gold medal of the Olympic Games while competing for Russia. Wild, who married a Russian Olympian, is nothing short of a total athletic traitor. I'm sure Wild would maintain he has the right to do whatever he wants within the rules of international competition. I maintain that I have the right to voice whatever opinion I have of his reprehensible decision. I don't know much about his background or history, but I'm pretty sure he benefited greatly from the freedom and opportunity our great country has to offer. This smells…

    Kevin Krest
    22 Feb 2014 | 1:40 pm
    BIG SURPRISE?: So the Canadians have kicked serious you know what in hockey and curling at the Olympics. Both sports involve a lot of ice, something that last time I checked, doesn't naturally exist in a large part of the United States at anytime during the year. But what's really interesting is that the national sport of our wonderful neighbors to the north is neither of the sports at which they excelled in Sochi. Most Americans would probably be surprised to hear that lacrosse is Canada's national sport. Of course, most Americans would probably be surprised to hear anything about lacrosse,…

    Kevin Krest
    2 Feb 2014 | 11:10 am
    Super Bowl Preview: I'm not sure how many times we can hear the following: ·        A Broncos win would solidify Peyton Manning's legacy·        The top ranked defense has only lost the Super Bowl once·        The top ranked offense has lost a bunch of them·        The Seahawks secondary will give Manning a difficult time·        The weather could be a big, no wait, shouldn't be a big, no wait, if the game goes long…
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    My Football Mentor: Football Training & Coaching Videos for Receivers, Quarterbacks, Running Backs

  • Dramatically Increase Your Speed

    Brad DeHaven
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    A few months back I had a trainer approach me to see if I might be interested in reviewing his speed product.  These types of requests are commonplace in the industry, and I’m always looking to expand my current knowledge base and learn something new. I was naturally skeptical when given this type of proposal, but I can honestly say that after reading this book, it is a great product for any coach or athlete, looking to learn the ins and outs of speed development. The package is purely digital which allows immediate access, and it’s currently being offered at a very reasonable…
  • Receiver Skills Are Many, Getting Off The Jam is One

    Brad DeHaven
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Playing the position of receiver requires skills such as good hand-eye coordination, great balance, explosive lower body strength, good agility, and great athleticism just to name a few. One of the most important fundamentals that will help take any receiver to another level is the ability to get off the line of scrimmage against a man defender. Here’s a link to 22 minute teaching video for receivers to get off of press coverage.  At the youth or high school level you don’t often encounter man coverage, however, learning how to get off the line of scrimmage versus a man defender is a…
  • Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman

    Brad DeHaven
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman believes in the slogan, “Better Athletes, Better People” by providing all youth and high school athletes with a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Great interview below…
  • 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,…
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  • The Money Down: August 28

    Cole Ryan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Indianapolis Colts: A Thin Blue Line The Colts have Andrew Luck one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but if they cannot protect him it could be a very long season. Center Khaled Holmes has a sprained ankle and has not healed to the point where he can start practicing yet. The Colts said after the injury occurred that they hoped to have him back for their Week 1 game at Denver. This is just one of the many injuries that the Colts are dealing with on the offensive line. Colts lose two more offensive linemen in first half vs. Jets: — NFL: AroundTheLeague…
  • College Football Against The Spread Regression Teams

    Adam Burke
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last week, I discussed some sleeper teams that could be profitable for college football bettors because they were coming off of terrible ATS seasons and that there’s a precedent for teams that were terrible one year to be significantly better the next. It’s not always the case, but every year there are a handful of teams that do go over 65 percent against the spread after a bad season. Similarly, there are teams that come off of great ATS seasons that fall flat the following season. Whether they lost a lot of talent, lost a head coach, or the oddsmakers simply adjusted to that team,…
  • College Football Pick: #21 Texas A&M Aggies at #7 South Carolina Gamecocks

    Adam Burke
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Matchup: #21 Texas A&M Aggies at #7 South Carolina Gamecocks Date/Time: August 28, 6:00 p.m. ET TV: SEC Network College Football Betting Odds From BetDSI Sportsbook Spread: South Carolina -10.5 Total: 61 The 2014 College Football Season officially kicks off for Division I FBS on Thursday night when the South Carolina Gamecocks welcome the Texas A&M Aggies to Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC. Both of these teams enter the 2014 season missing some key contributors from last season’s teams. The Aggies are without quarterback Johnny Manziel, wide receiver Mike Evans, and…
  • College Football Pick: Boise State Broncos vs #18 Ole Miss Rebels

    Adam Burke
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Matchup: Boise State Broncos vs. #18 Ole Miss Rebels (in Atlanta) Date/Time: August 28, 8:00 p.m. ET TV: ESPN College Football Betting Odds From BetDSI Sportsbook Spread: Ole Miss -10 Total: 54 The Boise State Broncos and first-year head coach Bryan Harsin will travel to the Georgia Dome for their season opener against the Ole Miss Rebels in a neutral site game that should feature a pro-SEC crowd. The Broncos will face life without former head coach Chris Petersen for the first time since the 2005 season as he accepted the head coaching position at Washington. Harsin was a coach with the…
  • NFL Preseason Pick: San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans

    Cole Ryan
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    The National Football League enters week four of the preseason and if you are betting on football this week beware! This is the week that games are meaningless and for the most part third string players will get the majority of the playing time. This could cause a serious dilemma for football bettors who will have their money on the line in a game that teams don’t care about. Some teams will play some of their starters if they feel they need more work before the regular season kicks off. This could be the case for the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have had a horrendous preseason,…
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    Simply Swim Blog

  • Britains Swimmers Go For Gold

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Britain’s swimmers go for gold on the road to Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games – the latest from our swimming superstars So, the last days of summer are almost upon us – and what an unforgettable time it’s been for our homegrown swimmers. Back in late July, we were asking if this year’s Commonwealth Games would bring people flocking to the pool, as the 2012 Olympics did, inspired by medal success. As I write, during another exciting few weeks for swimming, it’s too soon to quote any hard figures but one thing’s for sure – Britain’s swimmers are determined to build upon the…
  • Adult Swim Beginner Series : It’s never too late to learn how to swim – Part 2

    Richard Watts
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    During the last blog we looked at the first steps of your swimming journey from preparation to entry. Today we are going to look at movement through the water, stopping and starting. Note: If you aren’t confident with completing all of the tasks from the first part of this series, then please do not attempt the activities in this blog. Even though these activities can be done by yourself it is always best to complete with a friend or instructor Body Position and Kicking So based on our last post, we can now successfully floated in the water whilst holding onto the side and have no doubt…
  • A guide to open water swimming for the beginner : I can’t see the buoys or swim in a straight line

    Richard Watts
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    During the last blog we looked at our first expedition into the open water environment and discussed how to best approach this first adventure. Now you are hooked and have visited an open water venue on several occasions, this post is for if you want to take your open water swimming to the next level. The first thing that most people say after they have been initiated is ‘’I cant swim in a straight line’’ followed by ‘’How do I look for the buoys’’ so in this short blog we are going to look at different sighting, turns and the different drills you can practice to help improve…
  • 5 Most Impressive Swim Challenges

    13 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    There has been a huge growth in the number of extreme swimming challenges that people are prepared to attempt. Perhaps it is the idea of achieving something that nobody else has ever done or seizing the opportunity to push your body to the limit of its endurance and many swimmers see it as a chance to raise a lot of money for charity. Here are some of the most impressive swim challenges that have been achieved. Sean Conway – Lands End to John O’Groats in 2013 Sean Conway was the first person ever to complete this incredible swim challenge and here at Simply Swim we were really proud…
  • What is SwimFit?

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:17 am
    British Gas SwimFit is great motivational tool for people who are looking to improve their swimming, no matter what level they are at. There are programmes that are tailored to suit people of all ages and abilities with a variety of swimming goals. We signed up ourselves to see what all the fuss was about, and we were really rather impressed! First you need to visit the SwimFit web page and select the ‘Get Started’ option where you will be asked to fill in the usual details i.e.. email, username, local pool etc.. and set a password for which you’ll go through a easy email…
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  • A Change of Scenery: Running in Downtown Disney

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    “All of our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”  -Walt Disney This past week I was on a work trip to Orlando. So of course, I brought along my new Brooks Glycerin’s! I love the experience of running in different cities. The runs in Orlando were quite different than my last work trip to Philly in February. There I got to have a beautiful run in the snow. (Real snow, not ice by the way). I have to say that the humidity in Orlando, wow, it was beyond humid. I would refer to it as swampy.  (Note to self, don’t do Disney World with the kids…
  • Brooks Glycerin 12 Review

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    If you have followed my blogs at all, then you know I am a long time Saucony  loyalist.  It takes a lot for me to choose another brand over Saucony.  Maybe I am a creature of habit, but I have always had success with them. Second in line of my favorites I would say is definitely Brooks. I have had a few pairs of the Ghost and the Glycerin through the years.  A few months ago I bought both a pair of Saucony Triumphs and a pair of Brooks Glycerin. Both are great shoes with a lot of cushioning.  They are top of the line for both brands, and worth every penny. My issue with the last…
  • Kids and Exercise: How Much Should They Get?

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings” – Ann Landers It seems like every day there is a news story on how childhood obesity is on the rise.  There has even been a spike in childhood diabetes.  So obviously a big part of fighting this is diet.  As a country we (kids included) eat too much sugar and too big of portions.  But what about exercise?  How much do they need?  How much is too much?   My kids have often asked me if they can run with me (not at 4:30 in the morning, but in…
  • My Essential Piece of Running Gear: The Running Tank

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    One very important aspect of making running enjoyable is having the right running gear. Not only do you want to look good but you want to choose things that are practical. Let’s face it, many of us have a long list of things we want…and those of us with kids often have to put those things at the end of the list. So when it does come time to buy running clothes you want to spend your money on things you can get the most use out of. Without a doubt what I have the most of are good, longer length, dri-fit type running tanks. First let me address the longer description. Luckily almost all…
  • Under Armour Boxerjocks – Product Review

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    We wanted to poll a few wearers of the Under Armour Original Boxerjocks to see what they would say about their unmentionables. Here is what they had to say. “More comfort than the compression shorts, not quite as tight, especially the waist band. The mesh fly front lends more of an underwear feature, and more comfort as well. The 3 inch inseam is short, almost a brief, but then there is no riding up leg of the fabric and the 6 inch inseam is comfortable, I really like the weight of the fabric, it is not heavy and manages moisture well, keeping comfortable in hot weather. Haven’t…
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  • Women’s Soccer Selected Seventh in ECC Preseason Tally

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – On Wednesday, the East Coast Conference office issued its 2014 women’s soccer preseason poll, as voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches, and the Molloy College squad was picked seventh with 41 points. The Lions also received one first-place vote.Head Coach Danny Longo, who will be featured in an upcoming season preview video exclusive to, and his squad kicks off the 2014 campaign on Friday, September 5. The Lions will travel to North Andover, Mass. to take on Bentley University at Merrimack College’s campus. The game will get…
  • Santa Clara Women’s Soccer To Host Flordia International

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – After opening the season with a win and a loss, No. 15 Santa Clara women’s soccer will host Florida International at 7 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 29 in the Broncos lone game of the week. Last week Santa Clara topped UC Irvine 2-0 in the season-opener but fell to Cal 2-1 in overtime. The Broncos are 1-1-0 on the young season. This will be the first time Santa Clara and Florida International have met. “It was a pretty typical opening weekend,” said Santa Clara head coach Jerry Smith. “There are more areas to work on than things that went really well but it’s good…
  • Transfer Student-Athlete Sadé Chatman Joins University of Delaware Women’s Basketball Squad

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    NEWARK, Del. – University of Delaware women’s basketball head coach Tina Martin announced Tuesday the addition of Sadé [pronounced SHA—day] Chatman to the team’s roster. Chatman joins the Blue Hens from Clemson University, where she played in 18 games for the Tigers as a freshman last season. Due to NCAA regulations, Chatman will be required to sit out the 2014-15 season. “We’re excited to have Sadé join our program,” remarked Martin, who is in her 19th season as the head coach at Delaware. “We originally recruited Sadé out of high school, so we know her well. She’ll have…
  • Women’s Tennis Picked to Finish Sixth in ECC Preseason Poll

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.- On Tuesday morning, the East Coast Conference office announced its 2014 women’s tennis preseason poll, which has the Molloy College Lions finishing sixth, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.The Lions, who welcome in four new players, and return senior Tatiana Rajaona (Paris, France) and sophomore Emily Rosen (Little Neck, N.Y.), kickoff their 2014-15 campaign on Thursday, Sept. 4 when they take on Goldey-Beacom College in East Meadow, N.Y. The match will be held at Eisenhower Park and will get underway at 2 p.m. Stay tuned to for…
  • Bronco Volleyball Opens 2014 Season With East Coast Swing

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Watch some fun EYEBRONCO interviews from volleyball’s photo day! SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Santa Clara volleyball team hits the road for a seven-game stretch to open the 2014 season.  The Broncos will play three matches in Long Island, N.Y. to open the year. They will then travel to West Point, N.Y. to play Army. Their 10-day trip will end in Boston with three matches at Harvard. Santa Clara begins the 2014 season vs. Saint Francis at 2 pm on Aug. 29 (all matches are listed as Pacific time). Winners of just five games in 2013, Jason Kozak was announced as the sixth head coach in…
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  • Joshua Ho-Sang: Future Star or Huge Risk?

    Peter Rossi
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    In this year’s NHL Entry Draft, the New York Islanders selected highly touted forward prospect Joshua Ho-Sang with the 28th pick. In this past season, his second with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League, he tallied 53 assists and 85 points in 67 games, and tied for the team lead with 32 goals.
  • NHL Rumors 15/08/14

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Bruins, Wild, Blackhawks and more: speculates David Warsofsky and Adam McQuaid are the likely trade candidates for the Boston Bruins this season in trying to manage their cap on the blueline. Star-Tribune reports both Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding are feeling well and the Minnesota Wild don’t intend to bring in another goalie.
  • NHL Rumors 14/08/14

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Blackhawks, Flyers, Jets and more: ESPN suggests the Chicago Blackhawks will trade Nick Leddy to help the club get under the salary cap. reports Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn’t anticipate making any moves before the start of the season, but there’s speculation linking the club to Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach
  • Official: Sharks to Host Rival Kings outside at Levi’s Stadium

    Erik West
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    The NHL announced Wednesday through Twitter that The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will take their Febuary 21st game outside to Levi’s Stadium,  new home of the San Francisco 49ers football team. This has been a rumor for months now, so its not a surprise, I was surprised that the NHL waited so
  • Canadiens Show Subban the Money

    Peter Rossi
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    After one day of salary arbitration hearing, the fear that Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban may leave have been quelled now that the superstar has agreed to an 8 year $72 million dollar contract with the Canadiens. Before the contract, Subban was at risk of becoming an unrestricted free agent in July 2016, and the
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  • Washington Redskins: Final 53 Man Roster

    Lake Lewis Jr
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    It’s that time of year again where fans, friends and family ask who is going to be on the final 53 man roster of their favorite NFL teams. After compiling several lists over the past few days, this is what I have concluded will be the final roster of 2014 Washington Redskins when first game of the regular season against the Houston Texans arrives. Let me preface this by saying that there are several position competitions that are too close to call. This is a testament to the depth that head coach Jay Gruden has obtained on the team. As always, let me know whether you agree or…
  • Washington Redskins: The Robert Griffin Effect

    Lake Lewis Jr
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
      Ashburn, VA - Over the last several years, I have made it a point to not write about Robert Griffin, III. Not because he has not been the biggest story coming out of Washington besides the nonsense that happens on Capitol Hill. Not because I do not like him. The Washington Redskins quarterback has captivated this town in both good and in bad ways. His presence on the team has been a marketing boom and a public relations nightmare all in the same breath. The team has not had this type of press for a player since the days of the late, great safety Sean Taylor who…
  • Redskins Brandon Meriweather Suspended Two Games

    Diane Chesebrough
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Roger Goodell has focused his attention on Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather again, suspending the eight-year veteran without pay for the first two games of this season. The NFL commissioner has taken this action because of a perceived helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore Ravens’ wide out Torrey Smith in the second quarter of a 23-17 preseason loss to the Ravens this past Saturday night. Meriweather has three days to appeal the decision according to the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement and he is not allowed out at Redskin Park nor to have contact with anyone from the team from…
  • Washington Redskins: Panic Not Necessary

    Diane Chesebrough
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The Baltimore Ravens’ very stout starting defense put a-hurtin’ on the Washington Redskins’ first-team offense this past Saturday night and it didn’t take long for the masses to call the ‘waaaambulance.’ There has been talk about backup Kirk Cousins’ better play at the quarterback position than starter Robert Griffin, III by analyst and former Redskins’ Super Bowl QB Joe Theismann. There have been fans’ phone calls to local sports talk radio about how out-of-sync the offense looked. On film it’s apparent that the offensive line could have been more effective. But,…
  • Redskins: Gruden Focuses on Football 101

    Diane Chesebrough
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland wraps up RB Roy Helu, Jr. Early on in head coach Jay Gruden’s time here in the DMV, he was preaching fundamentals to his coaches and his team. In fact, in one of his press conferences this past spring, Gruden was asked about his approach to being a head coach. Even then, he was talking about a focus on technique. “We have got to stay on [the players],” he said, “and make sure they’re disciplined and not jumping off-sides and running to the ball on defense and offensively finishing blocks and finishing runs and running the routes at the right depth.
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  • A Preview Of Ohio State, Navy

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    English: Justin Boren blocking for Dane Sanzenbacher (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The final preparations for the opener game on Saturday between the Buckeyes and Navy come one week after coach Urban Meyer of Ohio State lost Braxton Miller, a three-year starting quarterback. The coach assured that his team is ready because he believes he is coaching a good team. Meyer said that Miller did undergo surgery on Tuesday to treat a torn labrum in the right shoulder that he (Miller) uses for throwing. Dr. James Andrews, the famous doctor who treats athletes for the school did the operation. Under normal…
  • Buckeye's Braxton Miller Scheduled For Surgery

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Ohio State relies heavily on Braxton Miller on the field as he is the senior quarterback for the football team. Unfortunately, he has suffered a string of injuries as of late which will cause him to sit out the 2014 season. This latest development has been confirmed shortly after Miller hurt his right shoulder. He already had a surgery on the same area a few months ago and now he will have to go under the knife yet again.
  • Ezekiel Elliott Suffers A Fractured Wrist

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Ohio State University running back Ezekiel Elliott has suffered a fractured wrist that will require surgical treatment. According to a recent statement, the sophomore player will undergo the surgery on Saturday morning to fix a left wrist injury. reports that Elliot has only a minor fracture with a pin inserted in it. The running back is expected to be back at practice by Thursday.
  • Black Stripes No More: Samuel And McMillan Get The Thumbs Up In Ohio

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    The Ohio State football team has a tradition that every freshman must undergo: wear a black stripe on the helmet until you prove yourself in practice. Coach Urban Meyer started this as a rite of passage. Those that perform well during training can have their stripes removed and finally become part of the team. This year, the first freshmen to get their stripes off were Raekwon McMillan and Curtis Samuel -- a linebacker and a running back, respectively. Coach Meyer has been very vocal about these recruits who have impressed him with their performance since they got on the campus field.
  • Tracy Sprinkle Faces Suspension

    7 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Tracy Sprinkle, the former high school football star from Elyria, was hit with a 1-game suspension, but has been reinstated to Ohio State. OSU announced last Tuesday that they were reinstating the dismissed defensive end. He now must serve a 1-game suspension. The former high school football giant received his dismissal in July from head coach Urban Myer. This was the result of Tracy Sprinkle being arrested in connection with a bar fight in Northeast Ohio, which also led to charges that included cocaine possession. The football star pleaded 'no contest' in the face of an amended misdemeanor…
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  • 2014 NFL Preseason Week 4 Over/Under Free Picks

    David Grant
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    The real season is approaching, but we have one more week of the gambler’s preseason left. In the past teams would use Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
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    21 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
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    21 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
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  • Die 2,5 Zoll Festplatte – leicht und handlich

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Die externe 2,5 Zoll Festplatte ist die kompakteste Bauform ihrer Klasse. Sie lässt sich flexibel nutzen, ist leicht zu transportieren und bietet einen großen Speicher an. Damit findet sie sowohl für das Studium, die Freizeit als auch für den Beruf Verwendung. Weitere Infos hierzu finden Sie auf Externe Festplatte Test. Wenn Sie unkompliziert eine große Datenmenge transportieren möchten, dann sind diese Festplatten genau richtig für Sie. Durch den niedrigen Preis und das geringe Gewicht erhalten Sie ein komfortables Gerät für vielfältige Einsatzzwecke. Die externe Festplatte wird…
  • Eine gute Wetterstation muss nicht teuer sein

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Hochwertige Wetterstationen sind bereits zu niedrigen Preisen erhältlich. Die Möglichkeiten haben sich in den letzten Jahren stark erhöht und Sie erhalten moderne Geräte mit einem vielfältigen Leistungsangebot. Hierzufinden sie detailierte Informationen auf folgendem Wetterstation Test. Die TFA 35.5015.IT Funkwetterstation Eos Max beispielsweise punktet durch exakte Messwerte und die sechstägige Wetterprognose. Die Informationen werden auf dem übersichtlichen Display dargestellt und beinhalten unter anderem die Temperatur, die Regenwahrscheinlichkeit und die Luftfeuchtigkeit. Ebenso…
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  • Cif Southern Section Football Coverage Begins August 29

    High School Illustrated
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Combined FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket and Prep Zone Schedule Delivers 85 Live Games, Including All 15 CIF-SS Division Championships All Live Game Telecasts and Web Streams will Kick-Off at 7:30PM Los Angeles – FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket, in partnership with the CIF-Southern Section, today announced the TV and online streaming schedule for the 2014 high school football season. The complete schedule includes 85 games across FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and Prep Zone. Prime Ticket will kick-off its 18th season of high school football on Friday, August 29 at 7:30PM when Servite hosts…
  • Eagle Athletics Claim Seventh Commissioner’s Cup in School History

    High School Illustrated
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Ca. – The CIF Southern Section recently announced their top ten boys’ and girls’ athletic programs for the 23rd Annual Commissioner’s Cup with the SMCHS girls program receiving top honors. With the winners being determined by a point system, SMCHS totaled 20 points by way of four CIF-SS Championships in water polo, basketball, soccer and swimming & diving. This marks the fourth time the SMCHS girls program won the Commissioner’s Cup with the boys taking top honors three different times.The SMCHS boys’ program won the Cup three…
  • 2014 Pre-Season High School Football Poll Super 25 Rankings (Provided by USA Today)

    High School Illustrated
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Here are the 2014 pre-season High School Football Super 25 rankings from USA Today. 1. BISHOP GORMAN HIGH SCHOOL Las Vegas, NV — 13-2-0 2. ST JOHN BOSCO HS Bellflower, CA — 16-0-0 3. ST THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL Fort Lauderdale, FL — 10-3-0 4. ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL Allen, TX — 16-0-0 5. CENTREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Clifton, VA — 15-0-0 6. CEDAR HILL HIGH SCHOOL Cedar Hill, TX — 13-2-0 7. HOOVER HS Birmingham, AL _ 15-0-0 8. MIAMI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Miami, FL — 14-1-0 9. MALLARD CREEK Charlotte, NC _ 16-0-0 10. ST PETERS PREP Jersey City, NJ — 10-2-0 11. BOOKER T WASHINGTON HS Miami,…
  • 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…
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  • Golf Club of Estrella – An Average Golfers Review

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
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  • Italy Rewind: Derrick Walton

    Dylan Burkhardt
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Derrick Walton was Michigan’s fourth option offensively last season, but expectations are high for the 6-foot point guard from Detroit. Walton was a complementary star last season and while he made huge plays on the road at Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State he was always just out of the limelight. With Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan gone, all eyes will be on Walton to make a sophomore leap. He was efficient when he picked his spots last year and this blog has even hypothesized that he could make a Yogi Ferrell-like jump during his sophomore year.
  • Italy Rewind: Aubrey Dawkins

    Dylan Burkhardt
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman & Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman The phrase ‘three-and-D’ is commonly used to describe the perfect role player in the NBA. A ‘three-and-d’ player is athletic enough to guard multiple positions and can knock down three-point shots reliably. They don’t need the ball on offense and don’t complain if they aren’t involved, but are ready to make plays when required. Aubrey Dawkins was recruited to…
  • Italy Rewind: Caris LeVert

    Dylan Burkhardt
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman & Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman Caris LeVert was off of his feet for 16 weeks this summer after undergoing stress fracture surgery on his foot. With only a couple weeks of practice under his belt before Michigan’s trip to Italy, it would have been understandable if he  struggled to regain his form in August. “He just needs repetition right now,” John Beilein said before the trip to Italy. “He was not…
  • Italy Rewind: Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman

    Dylan Burkhardt
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle & Kameron Chatman John Beilein has made a career out of his ability to recruit shooters and his perimeter-oriented offense has always been stereotyped by the three-point shot. While the three is still ever-present in Beilein’s offense, recent years have seen the rise of the playmaker.  Ball screens and isolation sets have allowed players like Trey Burke, Darius Morris, Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert to rise to prominence due to…
  • Italy Rewind: Kameron Chatman

    Dylan Burkhardt
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Welcome to “Italy Rewind,” our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Ricky Doyle Kameron Chatman is going to play the same position that Glenn Robinson III filled for the past two seasons, but he’s going to provide a very different look. Chatman isn’t the athlete that Robinson is and he’s certainly not going to rack up as many highlight dunks, but his unique skill set could actually be a better fit for the four position in Michigan’s offense. There’s a very natural quality to Chatman’s game. He fits in,…
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  • ESPN3/WatchESPN NCAAF Stream: Texas A&M, South Carolina – Aug 28

    Sporting Alert Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    (SportingAlert) -- NCAA college football action continues on Thursday with a full schedule of games, including the clash between No. 9 South Carolina and No. 21 Texas A&M at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC. The post ESPN3/WatchESPN NCAAF Stream: Texas A&M, South Carolina – Aug 28 appeared first on
  • No. 18 Ole Miss v Boise State on ESPN – Preivew

    By Garry Baybayan | NCAAF Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    (Sporting Alert) -- The glory of Boise State football needs to be back. Gone were the days when the Broncos competed in gruelling games to stay undefeated. The post No. 18 Ole Miss v Boise State on ESPN – Preivew appeared first on
  • Texas A&M vs South Carolina Preview: Live on SEC Network

    By Garry Baybayan | NCAAF Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    (Sporting Alert) -- No. 21 Texas A&M takes on No. 9 South Carolina in the most anticipated college football game, Thursday, at 6:00 PM ET at the Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, SC. The post Texas A&M vs South Carolina Preview: Live on SEC Network appeared first on
  • ESPN3, WatchESPN: U.S. Open Day 4 Live Streaming Coverage

    By Lisa Lord, Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) -- Live streaming and TV coverage of the 2014 U.S. Open on ESPN3, WatchESPN and ESPN networks on Day four at Flushing Meadows in New York on Thursday. The post ESPN3, WatchESPN: U.S. Open Day 4 Live Streaming Coverage appeared first on
  • Day 3 U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Results

    By Lisa Lord, Contributor
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) -- Results and scores from Day three at the 2014 U.S. Open Tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York on Wednesday. The post Day 3 U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s Singles Results appeared first on
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    Visitors Section

  • Visitors Section: The College Football EXTRAVAGANZA and company

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section college football.College preview! Top 5 Bottom 5, Who is not gonna win the Heisman, How to shut up, & stupid animal tricks Also, The men might cover 'how to know when no one cares what you have to say' and Fan favorite 'You're a blogger, not a journalist." Josh personally takes time to examine how annoying are Social Justice Warriors? When fighting injustice from a chair is hardwork. College Football college football college football college football. Football college football. Plus dumb animal tricks! Live!!!     *If you would like to be…
  • Visitors Section: Josh's conversation with himself.

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A quick mini-episode with Josh Hastings. He is going to talk to himself. If you ever wanted to be the fly on the wall with him as he rambles, rants, and goes on wild weird tangents. This one is for you. If you ever want to contact the Visitors Section feel free to. All property is present and accounted for. He is therefor he is and he does therefor he is the weaver. Observe Interpret Report As long as there is a Heaven, relieve us
  • The Visitors Section: We're the bad guy

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the Mike tries really hard just to get through thirty minutes of solid football filled banter, the guys explore the deeper meanings of the universe and talk about proper behavior in today’s ever changing social environment. Plus dumb animal tricks.       *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how when your wife cheats on you and wants you out of the house so she can shack up with some…
  • The Visitors Section: The NFL Preseason is Here

    4 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys get ready for the upcoming football season. Unfortunately it is just the preseason so they will be in for a couple of series and then quickly be pulled for people you have never heard of. Plus dumb animal tricks!     *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how the fish guy at Central Market is completely serious when he says Geno Smith shows “promise” and can be an elite…
  • The Visitors Section: 30 Days To Football

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    This week on the Visitors Section the guys count down to the NFL season by talking about all the things they got wrong but really spending the time to emphasize the things they got right. They really take the opportunity to drive that stuff home… Also stupid animal tricks!  *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how you're willing to rock Visitors Section swag, just not willing to pay for it. *All audience members must be at least 18…
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    Daily Milan

  • Valencia vs AC Milan

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
  • Manchester City vs AC Milan

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    AC Milan : Agazzi; De Sciglio, Alex, Rami, Constant; Poli, Cristante, Muntari; Honda, Niang, El Shaarawy Bench: Abbiati, Gabriel, Mexes, Albertazzi, Abate, Bonera, Zaccardo, Saponara, Essien, Mastalli, Pinato, Pazzini, Balotelli, Mastour Man City: Caballero, Clichy, Kolarov, Boyata, Nastasic, Fernando, Navas, Zuculini, Sinclair, Jovetic, Iheanacho Bench: Hart, Wright, Lawlor, Richards, Bossaerts, Denayer, Rekik, Yaya Toure, Nasri, […]
  • AC Milan vs Olympiakos

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    OFFICIAL LINEUP ACMilan- Gabriel; Zaccardo, Bonera, Rami, Albertazzi; Cristante, Poli, Saponara; El Shaarawy, Niang, Pazzini Bench- Abbiati, Agazzi, Alex, Benedicic, De Sciglio, Di Molfetta, Honda, Mastalli, Mastour, Mexes, Modic, Pinato, Simic.
  • LIVE: AC Milan vs Sassuolo

    18 May 2014 | 10:53 am
    ???? ????? ???????? by dm_5161daa2c5edb OFFICIAL LINEUPS Milan: Abbiati; De Sciglio, Rami, Mexes, Constant; Montolivo, De Jong, Muntari; Taarabt, Pazzini, Kaka Bench: Amelia, Coppola, Zaccardo, Zapata, Emanuelson, Essien, Poli, Honda, Balotelli, Mastour, Petagna, El Shaarawy Sassuolo: Pomini; Mendes, Cannavaro, Ariaudo, Longhi; Chibsah, Magnanelli, Missiroli; Berardi, Zaza, Sansone Bench: Polito, Pucino, Antei, Terranova, Gazzola, Rosi, Marrone, […]
  • LIVE: Atalanta vs AC Milan

    11 May 2014 | 2:34 am
    AC Milan: Amelia, De Sciglio, Rami, Mexes, Constant, Montolivo, De Jong, Montari, Honda, Kakà, Balotelli Bench:Coppola, Gabriel, Abate, Bonera, Zapata, Emanuelson, Essien, Taarabt, Poli, El Shaarawy, Robinho, Pazzini Atalanta: Consigli; Raimondi, Benalouane, Bellini, Brivio; Baselli, Cigarini, Carmona; M.Moralez, Bonaventura; Denis Bench: Sportiello, Frezzolini, Caldara, Scaloni, Del Grosso, Migliaccio, Nica, Giorgi, Kone, Bentancourt, Brienza, De Luca […]
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    UNPACKIN' it Ministries

  • DAILY: Memories of APP STATE’s Historical Win in the Big House

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Today on the show​,​ Bryce shares his memories​ of witnessing APP State beat Michigan 34-32 in the Big House seven years ago. He talks about ​camping out for tickets…the 15-hour road trip…experiencing this history-making moment with his family​…and the ​victory’s ​aftermath. Also on the show​, he discusses Peyton Manning​’s fine and Josh Shaw go​ing​ from hero to liar. 8-28-14 full show
  • DAILY: NFL or College Football, Coaches, Josh Gordon & Confidence

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Today on the Show: Are you more excited about the start of college football or the NFL? Bryce gives five reasons why he’s excited for each to begin. We discuss the top NFL coaches and name a few to keep an eye on. Bryce shares a faith thought about an NFL QB in need of a confidence boost. Bryce gives strong thoughts about Josh Gordon being suspended for the season. 8-27-14 full show
  • Daily: College FBall vs. NFL, Gordon & Top NFL Coaches

    Ryan Leander
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    8-27-14 full show
  • Daily: Dabo & Richt’s Faith, Incognito, TV Shows & Voicemails

    Ryan Leander
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Today on the Show: Clemson vs. Georgia on Saturday showcases two coaches openly expressing their Christian faith. We discuss the value and concerns of incorporating faith into coaching. Richie Incognito got into trouble last year for being a bully on the Miami Dolphins. How should we feel about his recent opportunity to play for a new team? With the TV Emmys airing last night, we discuss our favorite TV shows. We bring up a life quandary…does anyone leave a voice mail anymore? Our faith thought involves showing interest in others by asking them questions. full show 8-26-14 Articles to…
  • Daily: QBs Should Keep Running & Thoughts on Panthers

    Ryan Leander
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Today on the show, Bryce is convinced that quarterbacks who are made to run, should keep running – even if it means risking injuries. He is concerned about the start of the season for the Panthers, but likes their overall talent…and gives a faith thought on golf, integrity, and peace. 8-25-14 full show
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    Sonoma County Sports Fans

  • SoCo Sports Fans 8-23-2014

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    "Dress Rehearsal" - Week 3 of the NFL Preseason is here, they like to call it the Dress Rehearsal for the regular season and Danny gets caught up on 49ers with Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee and Raiders with Asher Matthews for Raiders Blog, "Thoughts From The Darkside" plus who does Danny's list of the top 5 stars in Bay Area Sports1
  • SoCo Sports Fans 8-9-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    "New Beginnings" - Danny talks with Mark Perdy from the Bay Area New Group about Nines Preseason, plus Comedian Costaki Economopoulos gives his hilarious take on the NFL and we check in with new dad Dano!
  • SoCo Sports Fans 8-2-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    "I Like The Way You Move" - We talk to Sports Broadcaster/Professor John Shrader about The A's trade moves, Giants issues and 49er & Raider training camps! Plus was Ray Rice's suspension too light??
  • SoCo Sports Fans 7-26-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    "Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back"This week we are joined by MMA fighter Kyle Kingsberry, we talk 49ers, Raiders and much more!
  • 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!
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  • 11 Phrases Successful Athletes Never Say On Game Day

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Short and sweet. Here are 11 phrases successful athletes never say one game day (and probably not on any other day either)… Successful athletes don’t look for something to blame. They look and their performance, think about how they can do better next time, and work on it.  They don’t stay focused on the “coulda, woulda, shouldas.” No matter what, they want to do their best and help their team in any way they can, no matter what that may entail, no matter who is “supposed” to do it or not. Successful athletes LOVE a challenge and WANT the ball. They…
  • Twitter is not a recruiting nightmare, poor choices are

    10 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I shared my thoughts on social media before. This topic came up again when I saw this headline in my Facebook Newsfeed… Georgia coach Mark Richt dropped a recruit because of his tweetsUnder that it said, “Twitter is a recruiting nightmare.” I disagree. Twitter is just a tool, just a platform through which people can communicate. HOW YOU CHOOSE TO USE IT however, can cause problems for you if you make bad choices. The bottom line is, YOUR choices affect opportunities you receive and ones you get taken away from you. Don’t blame the tool. This very same tool can HELP you…
  • Why you need to aim higher than “the best” on your team

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    I shared this thought with my 14yo daughter the other night. I let her know I was happy she out works and out trains a lot of her teammates, BUT… I encouraged her to not get complacent with that, to aim higher. After all, in competition, the only people it matters to “outdo” are your opponents! Out working your teammates is great, but you’re not fighting against them in competition. I’m happy to say, she understood exactly what I was taking about The same is true for performance. It’s awesome if you’re the best on your team or in your league or even…
  • 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…
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    Sports Insights

  • 2014 Fantasy Football: QB Preview

    David Solar
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    The NFL is back and that brings the welcome return of fantasy football. Over the past two seasons we’ve begun using oddsmakers projections to shed a new light on fantasy rankings, and the results have been categorically successful. Last season we recommended taking Drew Brees ahead of the higher ranked Aaron Rodgers, and Brees outscored the Packers young gunslinger by 180 points in a standard Yahoo public league. We also projected a bounce back season for Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who finished last year as the 12th overall ranked fantasy player. This season we decided to break down our…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football: RB Preview

    David Solar
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Last week we kicked off our fantasy football coverage by bringing you our most overrated and underrated quarterbacks and wide receivers, but today we look at perhaps the toughest and most important position — running back. Entering the season, Yahoo! has seven running backs listed among the top ten overall players including the first six overall (Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson, Eddie Lacy, Marshawn Lynch and Matt Forte, respectively). Traditionally, managers will attempt to draft at least two running backs in the first three rounds and with incredible depth at…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football: WR Preview

    David Solar
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    On Wednesday we published an article previewing which quarterbacks are being undervalued and which are being overvalued by fantasy football analysts by comparing the Yahoo! Sports rankings with oddsmakers’ projections. Today, we examine the wide receiver and tight end position to determine which sleepers managers should circle on their draft board and which future busts should be avoided at all costs. In last season’s Fantasy Football preview, we highlighted Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas as a potential sleeper, and the Georgia Tech product responded by tallying 92 receptions for…
  • What Bettors Should Know for Thursday, August 28

    Dan McGuire
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    NCAAF - The real opening night of the college football season begins tonight, headlined by Texas A&M-South Carolina, Ole Miss-Boise State, Temple-Vanderbilt and Rutgers-Washington State. Check out all the latest line moves, betting percentages, injuries and more at our Free Live Odds page. Discover how sharp bettors can take advantage of contrarian betting and reverse line movement in College Football: — (@SportsInsights) August 27, 2014 This College Football betting system has produced a 311-221 ATS record with +74.61 units won and a 14% ROI:…
  • 2014-15 UEFA Champions League Title Odds

    Dan McGuire
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    The 2014-15 UEFA Champions League is now set with a field of 32 teams after finishing up its qualification stages over the summer. The Champions League, for those unfamiliar, consists of the top European squads and last year’s final saw Spanish giants Real Madrid beat fellow Spanish side Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time. This year Real Madrid are the co-favorites at +350 along with German powerhouse Bayern Munich (2013 UCL winners), and Barcelona is right behind both of them at +500. Here is the breakdown of each group: The Complete Champions League draw #UCLdraw…
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    Sports WAR

  • Atlanta Hawks re-sign forward Mike Scott

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed the versatile forward Mike Scott, the General Manager Danny Ferry announced on Tuesday morning. Although, the terms of the deal were not disclosed, but earlier this month – According to Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reported that the Hawks agreed on a three-year deal. Hawks have re-signed Mike Scott to three year deal. #ATLHawks — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) August 2, 2014 As per the report from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski – the deal worth $10 million. Mike Scott has agreed to a three-year, $10M deal with Atlanta, league…
  • Hampshire re-sign South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Hampshire have completed the re-signing of South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir on a short-term contract, his previous stints with the county club was in 2008 and 2011. The 35-year-old leg spinner has made 77 appearances for the club previously and will be available for the final two games against Kent and Glamorgan in mid-September, reports BBC. Tahir in Numbers 15 Test appearances taking 40 wickets at 47.17 18 ODI appearances taking 37 wickets at 17.18 12 Twenty20 appearances taking 21 wickets Tahir’s return to the County Championship would be a big boost to Hampshire’s hopes of…
  • Luka Modric pens new four-year contract at Real Madrid

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has committed his long-term future to the Champions League winners by signing a new four-year contract at the Bernabeu until 2018, the La Liga giants announced on Twitter. Real Madrid C. F. announces the extension of Modrić’s contract, linking him to the club for the next four seasons — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) August 20, 2014 The Croatian international, who has 78 caps to his name – has established himself as a key player in the Spanish capital since joining the Los Blancos from Tottenham Hotspur in August 2012…
  • Mixed Martial Arts Upcoming Bouts

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    Betting on MMA is now very big business and bookmaker Betfair has a range of markets on the upcoming fights in this sphere. There are a number of top fights taking place in August, as well as a couple in the month of September. UFC Fight Night will take place on Saturday 16th August and features some of the very top fighters in the game. One of the most anticipated matches of the evening will be the five round light heavyweight bout between Ovince Saint Preux and Ryan Bader. Betfair are struggling to split these two men, with Preux on offer at odds of 5/4, while Bader can be backed at the 5/8…
  • West Indies tour of India October 2014 (Schedule and Venues)

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    The BCCI have announced the schedule and venues for the 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and a one-off T20 international series between West Indies and India, starts on October 8. Full Schedule:  ODI Series 1st ODI, 8 October at Kochi 2nd ODI, 11 October at Vishakapatnam 3rd ODI, 14 October at Cuttack 4th ODI, 17 October at Kolkata 5th ODI, 19 October at Dharamsala T20 International Only T20, 22 October at Delhi Test Series 1st Test, 30 October – 3 November at Hyderabad 2nd Test, 7-11 November at Bangalore 3rd Test, 15-19 November at Ahmedabad
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    Sports Turf Northwest

  • Bodily Fluids + Artificial Turf + Your Child = Serious Health Issues

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    We’ve got a 2 Year Anniversary Sale, but it’s not just about price but about an extended Warranty Offer on two of our best selling products: Greensgroomer 920 SDE and the 760 LitterKat turf sweeper.  More about our special offer later, first let’s take a look back at our first 2 years in business. Wow, […] The post 2 Year Anniversary Sale: Our Best Moments and a Extended Warranty Offer appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
  • New For 2014-GreensGroomer 920 SDE & 920 E along with 960 miniZapr XL

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Sports Turf Northwest is excited to announce  new and redesigned GreensGroomer Worldwide equipment for 2014.   GreensGroomer has launched three new pieces of maintenance equipment to help keep synthetic turf, golf courses and even indoor athletic facilities in working order. 920 SDE – Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer with Blue Brushes *Photo shown with optional Spring […] The post New For 2014-GreensGroomer 920 SDE & 920 E along with 960 miniZapr XL appeared first on 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.
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    Junior D Sports

  • Zig’s College Football Picks

    Bryan Z.
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Oh how times flies when you’re enjoying summer. It seems like only yesterday college football season ended and we were forced to endure seven months with a piece of our soul missing. But worry not,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 85: Football is Coming and Matlock Calls Bullshit

    Junior D
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    This week, Junior D and Lou discuss the beginning of the college football season, the Big Ten Conference and, of course, the NFL. We also discuss ESPN’s Linda Cohen and her lawsuit against an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 84: Fantasy Football Draft Talk

    Junior D
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    This week, Junior D and Lou discuss all the results from the inaugural fantasy football draft, kids not playing jacks or Monopoly anymore and Carmelo Anthony going to the NBA Check N To Cash for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 83: Change is Coming

    Junior D
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    This week, Junior D and Lou Talk about everything from football to NASCAR. We recorded this podcast at 8:45am, at this time Ton Stewart was planning on racing today but has since come out and said... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MLB Power Rankings

    Bill M
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    A lot of mediocrity this week… *Stats and records through 08/02/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 67-42 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s simply treaded water this week (3-3), but it was a good time to do it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Improving Sports

  • Mid-season NBA tourney – Good for fans, bad for players?

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently revealed that the league is considering adding a mid-season tournament to the NBA schedule. One of the reasons (though not the only reason) that Silver owns such a high approval rating this early in his … Continue reading →
  • Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame Election Process

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Voters Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn, Greg Maddux and Rickey Henderson were all elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility (5 years after they finished playing). However, of over 500 baseball writers who voted each year, … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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    Sport Eight :: Worldwide Sports Coverage

  • 5 Lesser-Known Facts About The NFL

    Sport Eight
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Despite the fact that it has shorter seasons compared to other sports, the NFL is a national pastime in the United States. While highly popular and watched by millions of fans, the history of the NFL is blurry and interesting at the same time. Let’s explore five of the less-known facts about National Football League. 1. The NFL started out in an automobile showroom The history of the organized professional football can be traced back to 1920 when great former athletes like Jim Thorpe and Read more [...]
  • Basic Skills You Need for Soccer Training

    Sport Eight
    21 Jun 2014 | 2:14 am
    Did you fall in love with soccer during FIFA World Cup 2014? Soccer (or English Football) is a great sport with a very long lasting tradition. Like with any other sport, in order to play it right you need a few basic skills, that you could cultivate in more than one way, depending on your physical strength and your preferences. Basically, when you want to accomplish a certain skill in soccer, the best thing you could do is observe the actual results you wish to obtain; you need to observe the Read more [...]
  • FIFA World Cup 2014: The Show Is Going To Begin

    Sport Eight
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:17 am
    FIFA World cup is approaching and the atmosphere surrounding the 20th edition of the World cup is getting tighter. In little less than three months time, 32 teams from all over the world will gather in Brazil to compete for the world's best football team. The draws have already been made in December and the teams have been put in eight groups with each consisting of four teams. Due to the fact that football has evolved on the astonishing level, we will have many attractive and interesting games to follow. Read more [...]
  • How to Become a Good Basketball Player

    Sport Eight
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:22 pm
    It is true that some of basketball players seem to have an innate talent for this type of game: they have the ideal height and the right skills that allow playing basketball apparently without paying too much effort into this. It comes only natural for them to be considered good players out there on the court, but while this happens during high school, when their body is still young and energetic, this talent might easily wear off if not properly educated and trained. This is why many of them fail to reach that level of being good players to be co-opted for colleges' basketball teams. Read…
  • Enjoying snowboarding for the first time? Follow these tips

    Sport Eight
    11 Feb 2014 | 9:41 am
    If you are interested into having a good performance with your snowboard while being out there on the slope, you must be well prepared into this. Many people will definitely look for a trainer to help them with the way of snowboarding, while others, mostly youngsters, will try to do this on their own. Read more [...]
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  • Donning Armor: The Under Armour Story

    Sporting E
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am It all started with a simple idea back in 1996: to make a superior t-shirt for athletes. Under Armour founder Kevin Plank, a former football player for the University of Maryland, worked in his grandmother’s basement in Washington, D.C. and traveled up and down the country selling his revolutionary new product out of the trunk of his car. Now almost two decades later and seemingly out of nowhere, Under Armour has managed to break into the top ranks of the sports apparel industry. Its sales have steadily increased, totaling $2.33 billion last year. How did it…
  • 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…
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    Game Seven Sports

  • An Early Glance at the Power Structure of the Eastern Conference

    Jordan Schoon
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    By Jordan SchoonThe summer of 2014 will be looked back on similarly to 2010 in the way that the competitive landscape of the NBA drastically shifted.  While there were certainly interesting moves and repercussions out west, the top tier teams (OKC, Spurs, Clips, etc.) largely remained in similar positions.  The West will be another bloodbath next season, but the teams competing for playoff spots should remain static.  The big changes happened in the lowly Eastern Conference, which now looks much more open and slightly more competitive for the upcoming season.  Miami and…
  • Why the Timberwolves Cannot Settle in Trading Kevin Love

    Jordan Schoon
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    By Jordan SchoonEver since David Kahn decided to not give Kevin Love the fattest, longest contract possible because he wanted to save the five-year max for Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves fans have dreaded the reckoning in 2015 when Love could opt-out of his contract to be an unrestricted free agent.  Due to poor drafting (hi Jonny Flynn and Wes Johnson, what's up Derrick Williams!), even worse player development, and being stuck in the grindhouse of the Western Conference, the Wolves' failure to make the playoffs during Kevin Love's tenure has brought down a "trade me or I'm leaving you for…
  • 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…
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    The Confidential

  • Week 1 ACC Preview

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    The first week of the football season is here.  Check out our latest standings, and remember to get your first week’s entry in for our fantasy football contest.  It is free… with prizes.   Here are this week’s games: Thursday, August 28, 2014: Wake Forest @ Louisiana-Monroe, 7pm.  Wake Forest opens their season at Louisiana-Monroe.  That makes it tougher, but Wake Forest needs to win this game if it wants to get to bowl eligibility. Friday, August 29, 2014: Villanova @ Syracuse, 7pm.  The Orange have gone to two straight bowl games.  To get to a third, they need to…
  • Pre-Season Confidential Poll: August 27, 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Kickoff is about 24 hours away.  If you have not done so, get your fantasy football entries in for Week 1.  We have a prize running for Weeks 1 through 4 that is in addition to the season-long prize.  Returning to the poll… the elders here at the Confidential rank the ACC as follows: Florida State (50 points, 5 first place votes).   The Seminoles are the team to beat in the ACC and nationwide.  A tougher schedule makes a repeat quite a daunting task though. Clemson (44 points).  The Tigers get Georgia in Week 1 and South Carolina to close the season.  NC State……
  • PRIZE UPDATE: The 3 Free Confidential Fantasy Football Games & Contests!

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    We have three FREE games with prizes for 2014!   With less than 48 hours until season kickoff (i.e. deadline to enter), here are the prizes: Game 1: Pick the Playoffs: Prize is $25.00 PayPal gift. Game 2: Fantasy Football: Overall winner gets a $75.00 PayPal gift.  Also, the entrant with the most points from Week 1 to Week 4 will get a $25.00 PayPal Gift.  We may have more prizes as well in this game. Game 3: Survivor Pool: Prize is a $50.00 PayPal gift As you may know, the Confidential is running not one… not two… but three fantasy football games/contests for 2014.  If you…
  • Because an Orange-Out is so passe

    M. Caffrey
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gone are they days when a school could simply request that all of the fans in attendance where the same color shirts in an attempt to (Color)-Out the other team. We’ve seen White-outs in Louisville, which gives Rick Pitino an excuse to wear his Colonel Sanders costume, we’ve seen Orange-outs in the Dome, and we’ve seen black-outs at virtually every frat party we’ve been to (rimshot!). But, the University of North Carolina recently released their latest innovation in color coordinated seating for their game against San Diego St., significantly upping the ante by asking…
  • ‘Cuse Commitment Alert – Daivon Ellison

    M. Caffrey
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Scott Shafer and Co. have hauled another prized recruit from New Jersey, Don Brosco Prep. standout Daivon Ellison.  247Sports rates Daivon as a 3 star Cornerback and had offers from Rutgers, Army and Boston College.  I AM HONORED TO SAY THAT I WILL BE PLAYING THE NEXT 4 YEARS AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY!! 😈🙏📚💰🏈— $avage (@DaiEllison_2) August 26, 2014   According to Syracuse beat writer, Stephen Bailey, Ellison is the mysterious 24th commit that Syracuse coaches referenced as a “silent commit” and is the 3rd New…
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    fanatix Sport News

  • New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens preseason preview

    Ian O'Brien
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The New Orleans Saints will look to finish the preseason with a perfect record as they face the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams will sit their starting quarterbacks. The New Orleans Saints will face the Baltimore Ravens in their final preseason game, and they are expected to sit Drew Brees and start Luke McCown at quarterback. Ryan Griffin took a big step back in the battle for the No. 2 job when he was held to 46 yards and an interception on 8-for-13 passing against the Indianapolis Colts. However, McCown didn’t look much better as he threw for 45 yards on 3-for-10 passing. The wide…
  • Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos preseason preview

    Ian O'Brien
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The Dallas Cowboys will look to win a preseason game as they face the Denver Broncos in their final 2014 preseason game. The Dallas Cowboys remain winless in preseason play with an 0-3 record, and they will face the Denver Broncos in their final preseason matchup. The Cowboys are expected to sit Tony Romo, who seems to have recovered from his back surgery. This will give Brandon Weeden an opportunity to prove himself even more as the Cowboys’ No. 2 option. Running back Ryan Williams has looked promising in the preseason, especially last week when he led the team in rushing with 47 yards…
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins preseason preview

    Ian O'Brien
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Washington Redskins in their preseason finale as they look to develop further chemistry in their promising offense. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers earned their first preseason win against the Buffalo Bills last week, and their defense showed a lot of promise. It will be tested as they face the Washington Redskins. The Buccaneers will have a new addition in guard Logan Mankins, who was acquired in a trade from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright. This is sure to boost the offense, and running back Doug Martin has looked solid in the preseason and…
  • New York Giants vs. New England Patriots preseason preview

    Ian O'Brien
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The New York Giants hold a 4-0 preseason record, and they will look to finish with a perfect record in their preseason finale against the New England Patriots. The New York Giants are undefeated in preseason play with a 4-0 record, and they will look to finish 5-0 in their preseason finale against the New England Patriots. Quarterback Eli Manning will play along with the other Giants starters, which is unconventional to do in the preseason finale. Manning has struggled in the preseason though, so Tom Coughlin will want to make sure he can shake off the rust for good after having a respectable…
  • Arsenal set to accept £1.5m Norwich bid for young defender

    Jacob Daniel
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Ignasi Miquel heading to Carrow Road. Read more Arsenal transfer news. Arsenal are set to accept an offer of £1.5 million for young Spanish defender Ignasi Miquel, report the Mail, with the former Barcelona youngster heading to Championship side Norwich City as Arsene Wenger trims his Emirates Stadium squad ahead of potential late window swoops. It is expected that the Gunners will be in the market for a new centre back, particularly if the Miquel deal progresses, with teenager Calum Chambers the club’s only cover for Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, having only been converted…
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    Lynchy's Sports Thoughts

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

  • What to watch for in this final Lions preseason game: The champ, position battles and Kellen Moore

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
      The champ has already been crowned. The Lions’ team is already set. Legitimate college football is being played. I get it. You don’t have a valid reason to watch the Lions play the Bills other than to scream at your TV like the overemotional chick in one of those terrible girl movies whenever there is a cutaway to Jim Schwartz. But there is some intrigue. The first, of course, is the winner of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). George Johnson will play. Probably a lot. And when you have an opportunity to witness the glory of George Johnson on a…
  • It can’t wait: The Lions have a new James Mungro Memorial Award winner in their midst

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    That man, wrestling for the ball? That’s the winner of the JMMA. As men played for their jobs and coaches watched, deciding who to keep, I issued a challenge to four men: Go out and win the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). None paid any attention, of course — they had careers and livelihoods to worry about — but  it certainly seemed like one did. It wasn’t Greg Hickman. The fourth-string defensive tackle had a couple brief moments to engage the imagination. What if he did this all the time? How good would he be?. But that’s not how…
  • Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Mike Babcock set up for return?

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    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. Ken Holland tells Fox Sport’s Art Regner that he’s “not overly concerned” about Mike Babcock‘s contract situation because the two are friends. He that it will get “done when it gets done” and he’s confident they organization will keep him. Via a rough translation by the Malik Report, Tomas Tatar told a Slovakian news site that the Red Wings…
  • James Mungro Memorial Award Week 3 preview: The Lions’ final four could become a final one

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Will another player take the final step and become immortal? Jed Collins, Greg Hickman, George Johnson and George Winn all showed up to Lions OTAs as nobodies. In the months since then they’ve sacked and celebrated and ran and Jedded their way into our consciousness. Now, in three days, it’s possible one of these players will never be anonymous again (in this small corner of the internet). By Monday we could have our next winner of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor still pending). He’ll join the immortals: Rodney Austin, Jacques McClendon, Blaine Hardy,…
  • The story of Jacques McClendon and why it’s coming to precipice in the Lions vs. Jaguars game

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Football came easy for Jacques McClendon. In high school he was a three-year starter on offense and defense at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. He earned All-State honors twice. As a senior he played in the Army All-American Bowl. Gatorade named him their Player of the Year in Tennessee. Rivals ranked him a four-star recruit and the No. 2 player in the state. With other SEC offers on the table, he chose to stay home, signing with the University of Tennessee. He made his first start as a freshman, in an Outback Bowl loss to Penn State. The next two years he played in almost every one of…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • HU Hoops Gets New Arena Floor
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Continuing with its progressive thinking, the Hofstra University Depart of Athletics hosted a contest for fans, students, designers and artists to submit possible basketball court designs. The court has already been completed in the Hofstra Basketball Practice Facility and will be redone in the Mack Sports Complex later this summer, according to the university’s Office of Athletic Communications. There were nine winners that each contributed some component of the final court design, Hofstra said. “We thank all the wonderful Hofstra Basketball fans that submitted potential court…
  • 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…
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    Game Seven Sports

  • An Early Glance at the Power Structure of the Eastern Conference

    Jordan Schoon
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 pm
    By Jordan SchoonThe summer of 2014 will be looked back on similarly to 2010 in the way that the competitive landscape of the NBA drastically shifted.  While there were certainly interesting moves and repercussions out west, the top tier teams (OKC, Spurs, Clips, etc.) largely remained in similar positions.  The West will be another bloodbath next season, but the teams competing for playoff spots should remain static.  The big changes happened in the lowly Eastern Conference, which now looks much more open and slightly more competitive for the upcoming season.  Miami and…
  • Why the Timberwolves Cannot Settle in Trading Kevin Love

    Jordan Schoon
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    By Jordan SchoonEver since David Kahn decided to not give Kevin Love the fattest, longest contract possible because he wanted to save the five-year max for Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves fans have dreaded the reckoning in 2015 when Love could opt-out of his contract to be an unrestricted free agent.  Due to poor drafting (hi Jonny Flynn and Wes Johnson, what's up Derrick Williams!), even worse player development, and being stuck in the grindhouse of the Western Conference, the Wolves' failure to make the playoffs during Kevin Love's tenure has brought down a "trade me or I'm leaving you for…
  • 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…
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  • Beer Label of the Month: Fountain Square’s Soul Ride

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Most of Fountain Square Brewery‘s bottles have a consistent label design with a periodic table symbol, the beer style clearly shown with the same font, and some pleasing artwork. All of them look really nice and it makes for consistent branding, but my favorite of their labels is Soul Ride’s, which diverges from this norm. I guess there isn’t really an appropriate element for a periodic table symbol for Soul Ride, so that was left out. The artwork takes up more space and is more interesting on this label, and the beer style is smaller and integrated with the art. The label…
  • Beer Camp Poll

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    As I noted at the bottom of the page, the Beer Camp random beer generator got a larger response than I anticipated. Originally the submissions were being sent directly to Sierra Nevada, but in an effort to not annoy them too badly submissions are now going to me first. I’ll forward along the better ones to Sierra Nevada. Below are my ten favorites from the last 24 hours. Vote on your favorite to be sent to along as my winning ticket to Beer Camp. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Vote photo by Kodak Views
  • Beer Camp

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Sierra Nevada Brewing Company took on a hugely ambitious project this Summer with their Beer Camp Across America tour and variety 12 pack collaboration. The beer was amazing and they pulled off their 7 city cross-country tour. It’s been a few weeks since they wrapped that up the tour and the 12 packs are all shipped and have mostly disappeared from store shelves. Now that the brave folks at Sierra Nevada have had a chance to catch their breath they can get back to making their usual high quality brews and they can ask themselves an important question: What can Sierra Nevada Brewing…
  • Hop Harvest

    7 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    We harvested some of our hops last weekend. We’re growing four Cascade hop plants that we planted in 2012. It might be a bit early for harvest but we wanted to break it up over a few weekends so we figured we should get started. We cut down the top half of two of the plants. The hop cones on the bottom halves still looked immature so we’ll give them some more time. Like last year Olivia was happy to help out.
  • Baseball National Holiday

    28 Mar 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The White House just responded to the We the People petition to make opening day of baseball season a national holiday: For more than a century, American presidents have celebrated baseball’s Opening Day — from President William Taft’s 1910 first pitch from the stands, to President Obama toeing the rubber at Nationals Park in 2010. Opening Day signals a new beginning, not only for the 30 Major League Baseball teams playing for their shot at a title, but for the millions of fans who will follow the 162-game journey — from “Play ball!” through the last out. That…
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    DC Pro Sports Report

  • Skins @ Bucs Preview

    Tom Blaz
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:20 pm
    When: Thursday August 28, 2014 @ 730 pm Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa FL Weather: Mid-80′s with 70% chance of T-storms Radio: SportsTalk980 TV: NBC4/ComcastSportnet Line: Tampa Bay -2.5/39 GameCenter The Redskins conclude the 2014 preseason on Thursday night, with a game against the Bucaneers in Tampa. Kickoff at Raymond James Stadium is set for 730 pm. It will be a busy evening as all 32 teams are in action, effectively ending preseason play. The National TV games are the Jets @ Eagles @ 7 pm leading off a doubleheader on the NFL network, followed by the Seahawks @…
  • Reality Check: Swept By Phils

    Tom Blaz
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    It’s a long way to October! The toast of Major League Baseball over the weekend, talk of playoff tickets and magic numbers will have to wait… for now. The Phillies completed a three game sweep of the NL East leading Nationals 8-4 on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Perhaps Washington misses the “Gnome” field advantage they enjoyed during the recent ten game home stand. Just another day in Philly. #WerthGoesGnome — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 27, 2014 The Nationals arrived at Citizens Bank Park, winners of 12 of their last…
  • Redskins have “started the process” in designing new stadium

    Mark Buterbaugh
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder revealed in an interview with CSN Washington that the franchise has started the process of developing a new stadium for the Redskins. Snyder did not commit to any deadline or location, other than in Maryland, Virginia, or the DC area. What he did in fact reveal was his vision for the new digs. Snyder confirmed that his new stadium design would be modeled after the old RFK Stadium. “We’ve already seen some preliminary drawings and I’m going to be very retro with it,” he told CSN. “It’s gonna feel like RFK. It’s gonna move like…
  • Redskins make more roster reductions

    Mark Buterbaugh
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    The Washington Redskins made three more roster cuts to get down to the NFL mandated 75 players on the roster.  For roster cuts prior to today, you can read our article here or simply track roster transactions on our right side bar. Today, the Redskins released WR Rashad Ross, TE Matt Veldman and OL Mike McGlynn.  Neither Ross or Veldman had a realistic chance to crack the 53 man roster.  McGlynn was more of a story of simply getting beat out by others on the roster. Ross returned kicks for the Redskins in the first three pre-season games returning four kicks for 128 yards, an average of…
  • Brandon Merriweather suspended two games

    Mark Buterbaugh
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    The season has not even started and S Brandon Merriweather has already been disciplined by the National; Football League for an illegal helmet to helmet hit from last week.  The NFL formally announced yesterday that Merriweather would be suspended for the first two regular season games. The suspension is troubling to me.  FS Phillip Thomas, who the Redskins coaches are very high on, could easily move from FS to SS to cover Merriweather, but Thomas is having his own problems staying healthy.  Thomas will undergo an MRI on his surgically repaired left foot after injuring the left foot in…
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    SportsBrothersReport - Blog

  • Alabama vs. West Virginia Preview

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    by Stephen M. Smith | @Future_ESPN and originally Posted On | The wait is over. College football returns to primetime Thursday, and despite the Texas A&M vs. South Carolina matchup, Alabama fans are anxious to see the gang in crimson and white suit up for Saturday’s meeting against West Virginia. Alabama was on the cusp of a three-peat in 2013. The dream ended against Auburn on Chris Davis’s 109-yard missed kick return for a touchdown. Oklahoma came knocking against Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl. After a 45-31 loss, the Crimson Tide returns to the…
  • MMA Interview of Top Women's Prospect Maegan "Mayhem" Goodwin

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Image courtesy of Maegan Goodwin and Gorilla Tactics Photography This interview is courtesy of Travis Brown. Travis has long been a supporter of our site.  Travis, your work is much appreciated.   The Photos are excellent as well, be sure to check those guys out also..  Please follow Travis on Twitter-->> Great night of fights for @TitanFighting look for my recap coming up on @VAVEL_USA #TitanFC29 #mma— Travis Brown (@TravisNyquill) August 23, 2014 If you have been paying close attention to the mixed martial arts landscape recently then you will notice that the…
  • Redskins vs. Browns | Photos

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Before this happened!!   I was able to take some pre-game pictures from the field. And, I was able to do so because of the generosity of my dude Andy, who was nice enough to invite me to the game, where I enjoyed field pass privileges, 50 yard line seats, and all that comes with the Touchdown Club.  Carlton and Jeffery were also along for the ride, and provided entertainment (dudes are funny) and transportation.  I can't thank all those dudes enough. Here are some of the photos I was able to snap off.  Apologies to the Redskin fans out there.  The quarterbacks didn't…
  • High School Football | West Potomac vs Mount Vernon Scrimmage

    17 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Although it was just a scrimmage, I was excited to snap a few photos and take in some early high school football action.  I made the quick trip to watch the West Potomac Wolverines scrimmage the Mount Vernon Majors.West Potomac is a 6A North program, competing in the Patriot Conference 7 of the VHSL classification.Website | West Potomac | Alexandria, VaMount Vernon is a 5A North program, competing in the Capitol Conference 13 of the VHSL classification.Website | Mount Vernon | Alexandria, VaHigh School football will be a big part of the site this season.
  • Kell Brook Beats Shawn Porter

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    So happy 4 @SpecialKBrook u never gave up on ur dream...been a pleasure interviewing u on ur journey there #AndtheNEW— Sophia De Stefano (@SophiaDStefano) August 17, 2014 By:  Sam C. Coulter | @SamsBoxingHaven  Website | SamsBoxingHaven A new welterweight world champion was crowned last night in Carson, California and his name is Kell Brook. Brook aged 28 has arrived on the world stage and proved himself to indeed be the special fighter that his nickname suggests. Brook faced off with a man in Shawn Porter who had been billed as a mini Mike Tyson…
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    Shaka Smart Basketball Camps LLC

  • Back to School Means Back to School Lunch

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo by Kiersten Koenig By Otesa Miles The school cafeteria serves as a social hub for many students. It’s also a place where young people have the opportunity to make some independent food decisions. Whether campers take lunch in a box or grab a hot tray at school, lunch is a good time to remember all of the healthy food tips gleaned during Shaka Smart Basketball Camps. Here are a few ways to guarantee a healthy lunch: Load up on leaves. Those green, leafy veggies pack in a ton of important vitamins and minerals. Raw salads or cooked greens can be transported in lunch containers, and many…
  • Jump Back to School

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Photo by Kiersten Koenig By Otesa Miles Many Shaka Smart Basketball Campers head back to school in the coming two weeks, as the clock ticks down to the official end of summer vacation. Easing back into the school routine will be a slam dunk for campers who continued to work on school subjects during the break. Even for those who chose to ride the bench all summer, here are a few tips to help make the transition smooth. Step up on the sleep. Many young people don’t get enough shut eye. Start going to sleep earlier the week before school resumes. More sleep can help reduce the irritability…
  • Filling Up on Healthy, Nourishing Foods at Basketball Camp

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    By Otesa Miles While campers came to Shaka Smart Basketball Camps this summer learn more about basketball, we made sure we shared a few lessons on healthy eating during our 2014 sessions. The best way to promote good food is to have good food handy. Each day between sky hooks and screens, we offered campers fresh fruits and veggies and here’s proof that they loved it! What’s that, Coach? You want me to keep practicing? An apple a day makes basketball even more fun to play! You say “cheese,” I say “banana.” It takes two. Between games, it’s time to refuel. Fill ‘er up! Coach…
  • Coach Smart: The Camp’s Driving Force

    6 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    By Otesa Miles The main reason Shaka Smart Basketball Camps sells out is Coach Shaka Smart. VCU’s head basketball coach brings the dedication, energy and upbeat basketball attitude that has led to a winning record his five years in Richmond. Campers enjoy learning from Coach Smart and he ensures that each camp staff member shares his enthusiasm for the game. The same way Coach Smart works out with the VCU Men’s Basketball Team, he gets on the floor to work out with campers. Whether its planks or pushups Coach Smart motivates with his words and actions. Coach Smart enjoys asking campers…
  • Camp is in Session

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo by Kiersten Koenig The third and final session of the 2014 Shaka Smart Basketball Camps kicked off this week with lots of fun and tons of hoops. Hundreds of campers are cultivating new basketball terminology and life skills. Here are a few things campers are learning about and working on this week: Stations: These stations are where campers practice various basketball skills. Sometimes called drills, during station sessions campers work on shooting, dribbling and passing with our expert coaches. Free fruits and veggies: Healthy snacks are available for free during camp. Urge your camper…
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  • Commentary: Karolina Pliskova Vs Ana Ivanovic @ US Open, Women Singles R64(Finished)

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Karolina Pliskova Vs Ana Ivanovic 7-5,6-4. Karolina Pliskova stuns Ana Ivanovic - Karolina Pliskova caused the second big upset on the women's side as she knocked out the former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. With momentum shifting from one end to the other it was the Czech who came back from a 1-3 deficit in the first set. The Czech served beautifully and created opportunities at will to register a comprehensive victory in the end. Statistically speaking, Pliskova hammered 7 aces and 25 winners to finish off the match in eighty minutes.
  • Petra Kvitova storms into the second Round of the US Open

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who won took her career title telly to No. 13 last week New Haven without being troubled showed the same form in her first round match against Kristina Mladenovic.
  • Federer launches Instagram account

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Roger Federer, the 17-time Grand Slam champion and one of the most popular tennis players in the world, has launched his Instagram account.
  • Ana Ivanovic strolls into Round 2 at New York

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Former French Open champion registered her 48th win of the year as she defeated American Alison Riske 6-3, 6-0 in the first round Tuesday.
  • Federer, Serena ease into US Open Round 2

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    17-time Grand Slam champions and overwhelming favorites Roger Federer and Serena Williams, both seeking their sixth US Open crowns rolled over their respective first round rivals in the form of Marinko Matosevic and Taylor Townsend here in New York on Tuesday evening. The two superstars looked in supreme form as they simply played some fantastic tennis out there on Arthur Ashe to completely outplay their adversaries to ease into the next round of the tournament with swift and smooth straight sets victories.
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  • Premier League Season Predictions

    Seyi Omonira
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    The start of the new 2014-2015 Barclays Premier League season begins Saturday 7:45 Manchester United versus Swansea City and just as usual many storylines come into the table at the start of the English Football season. How will Manchester United fare under the new leadership of Louis Van Gaal? How will Arsenal fare with another season of Arsene Wenger and new signings such as Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy. Can all the star players Chelsea has at disposal can coexist? Who will be their goalkeeper? These questions will be answered with a glimpse of what's to come during the first week but…
  • 2014 World Cup: Group B

    Seyi Omonira
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:31 pm
    This group stage presents an interesting potential matchup with Spain and Netherlands in the same group. These two teams played each other in the final of the 2010 World Cup with Spain emerging victorious winning with Andres Iniesta scoring the winning goal in the 116th minute. With Chile and Australia looming in this group stage can the two ex-finalists make it out of this group stage?SpainManager: Vincent Del BosqueNumber/Name/DOB/International Caps/Club1GKIker Casillas (c)20 May 1981 (aged 33)153 Real Madrid2DFRaúl Albiol4 September 1985 (aged 28)46 Napoli3DFGerard Piqué2…
  • 2014 World Cup: Group A

    Seyi Omonira
    10 Jun 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Four years later, after Spain defeated Holland 1-0 to lift their first FIFA World Cup trophy in 2010, they would be looking to defend their reigning title against 31 other teams in the world. During those four years, past legends have gotten older, some have passed on, new stars have been born, and this World Cup preview will be touching on which teams will pull out from the group stages and which teams will not. This World Cup will take place in Brazil and the home country heroes are stronger and deeper than ever and will want to win the World Cup. They have defeated Spain in the…
  • Crampin' Aint Easy

    Seyi Omonira
    8 Jun 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Much has been made of the controversy surrounding the Spurs Game 1 victory over the Miami Heat when LeBron James left the game in the 4th quarter due to leg cramping. Athletes, analysts and fans alike were criticizing LeBron James for bailing out on his team, not b. Using Kobe as a comparison shooting free throws with a ruptured achilles and walking off under his own power. I know I am in the minority with this, but LeBron James was justifyable leaving the game with cramps. Cramps are a for painful heat injury to have, they may not have the lasting effects of a torn ligament or achilles but…
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  • Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Interview with Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken – Growing up playing baseball in the back yard with my brother provided some of my most memorable experiences from childhood. I remember the time we were playing slow pitch wiffle ball and I got mad (I was probably losing), so I decided to break the rules and wing a fastball in there. Without flinching, my brother smacked that wiffle ball out of our yard, across the street and into the tree tops of our neighbors… Continue Reading On » SmartTeams Play Safe™ 2014 Summit To Present…
  • Stir Up Some FUN! + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Stir Up Some FUN! – How to Get Kids Into The Kitchen for Cooking and Quality Time If you’re looking for a new way to connect with your kids – or for them to eat healthier – get out some kid-sized aprons. Cooking with your kids may take a bit longer and might not have the best presentation, but you’ll spend quality time as a family, and since little ones are more likely to eat things they’ve helped prepare, everyone wins! Spending time with you in the kitchen provides kids the one-on-one attention they crave… Continue Reading On…
  • COACHING TIPS: When the Coach Shifts Your Athlete to a New Position on the Team… + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    5 Ways to Help Your Kids Adjust to a New School –   When I was in fifth grade my family moved states. I was a long way from my friends and the life I loved. The environment was different and I didn’t want to be there. The change was almost unbearable, in fact it made me physically nauseous. All I wanted to do was go home. So I went to the nurse and told her I should go home… Continue Reading On » COACHING TIPS: When the Coach Shifts Your Athlete to a New Position on the Team… – As a dedicated football player, Mike has…
  • COACHING TIPS: Women Coaching Men? It’s About Time…. + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    COACHING TIPS: Women Coaching Men? It’s About Time…. –    Women as Boys’ Youth League Coaches By Doug Abrams  Earlier this month, the champion San Antonio Spurs hired former WNBA point guard Becky Hammon as the National Basketball Association’s first female full-time assistant coach. The announcement led the New York Times to run a thoughtful article about women who have coached some of the world’s greatest male swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Anthony Ervin and Ian Thorpe… Continue Reading On…
  • Enjoy the Moment and Don’t Blink + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    What to take away from the latest Fareed Zakaria plagiarism case – Another high-profile plagiarism case is in the media news this week. Our Bad Media, in a post credited only to the Twitter handles @blippoblappo and @crushingbort, accused foreign policy expert Fareed Zakaria of 12 instances of plagiarism committed before August 2012. That date is when Zakaria was caught plagiarizing a Jill Lepore article in the New Yorker for his column in Time and a post at CNN… Continue Reading On » The Empire (Of Moms) Strikes Back – The Benefits Of…
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  • Schmidt and Bender PMII Short Dot Scopes – A Overview

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Schmidt and Bender Short Dot scopes are a combination of a red dot sight and a scope developed for use at short and medium distances. The red dot is mirrored in the center of the reticle and when turned off by a rheostat it vanishes completely leaving the user with a normal reticle. 1.1–4×20 PM II SHORT DOT (GEN 1) Designed at the request of the SF community it provides instant target acquisition with Red Flash Dot technology under “CQB” conditions, while camera quality resolution allows precise shot placement to 650 meters and beyond. The four bullet drop compensator, calibrated…
  • MOA Hunting Rifles Enjoying Huge Discounts At

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Are you gearing up for the next hunting season already? If you are then here is a great opportunity to shop for effective hunting rifles for the coming hunting season. Eurooptic brings to you an amazing opportunity in the form of Mid-Summer sale 2014 where you can purchase MOA rifles at huge discounts. You can avail MOA Evolution Rifles, Evolution Extreme Long Range Hunter Rifles and Evolution Extreme Sporter Rifles on sale. But the question is why you would opt for the MOA hunting rifles? The MOA rifles were developed by Bob Beck of Extreme Outer Limits. The Evolution series was the first of…
  • Review of Vortex Viper 6.5-20X44mm Mildot Scope

    16 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    The VORTEX Viper 6.5-20×44 PA Riflescope, Mil Dot Reticle, Matte Black (VPR-M-05MD) is ideal for big game, long range, predator/varmint, and target applications. This model scope features a side parallax, which uses an adjustment mechanism on the left side of the riflescope to fine-tune focus for the purpose of reducing parallax shooting error. The Viper riflescope offers exclusive XR anti-reflective coatings for exceptional image clarity, and XD premium high-density glass to provide the edge-to-edge sharpness needed to differentiate details at any distance. XR coatings deliver…
  • Kimber .22 Rifle – The Smooth Performer

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    Kimber firearms first made appearance in the 1980s as rim and centrefire rifles that were undoubtedly handsome but often lacking in accuracy and plagued by quality-control problems. That incarnation of Kimber went under, and the new company of that name has none of the problems that doomed its ancestor. It started with a series of fine automatic pistols based on the Model 1911 Colt and has now gotten back into the rimfire rifle business. The latest Kimber .22s are a completely new design. Today, the Kimber name is associated with a different bunch of folks who call Yonkers, NY, their home,…
  • Top 3 Tactical Rifle Scopes

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    If you have a rifle then surely you are also looking for the best rifle scope for your money. Who wouldn’t be? It guarantees accuracy no matter the environmental conditions giving you an advantage over most hunters. The problem is that the search is tedious and most people don’t know what they are looking for. Though a simple guide and a few rifle scope reviews and you will be shortly getting the rifle scope that best fits your needs. Remember that a scope is the eyes of your gun and compromising on the strengths of this tool will mean awful results. This gives you more reasons to put a…
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  • City Too Strong For New Look SAS

    Major Wager
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    With last year’s top-four all winning their first game of the season, there’s almost an inevitable feel to this year’s Premiership outcome. However, with Manchester City hosting Liverpool in the big Monday night clash, at least one of the big-4 are certain to lose their 100% record at this early stage – and maybe more than one. Manchester City vs Liverpool Whilst much of the post World Cup chatter has centred on the effect of Luis Suarez’s departure from Liverpool, last year’s Champions Manchester City have kept a relatively low-profile in comparison. However, after winning their…
  • Free Greyhound Racing Tips – 21st August

    Darren Moore
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:11 am
    Betting Gods have kindly agreed to supply us with more Free Greyhound Racing Tips, so let’s get right to it…. Plenty of open race action this Thursday to sink our teeth into. 19.46 Hove About as weak a six bend maiden as you are ever likely to see but a great opportunity for the Paul Young kennel to strike with Aero Flamingo. He had a badly troubled passage last time over C&D but that time is best ignored as he is clearly capable of much quicker. Trap 5 Aero Flamingo 20.34 Hove Roxholme Dream looks to have been handed a straightforward opening assignment in the first round of…
  • York Stages Fascinating Four Day Festival

    Major Wager
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    It’s the North’s version of Royal Ascot this week, and some of flat racing’s stars head to York for the Ebor Meeting and for what should be a fantastic four days. Wednesday Dual Derby winner Australia headlines day one as he takes in the Juddmonte International Stakes. After his Derby victories, his owners Coolmore Stud were always likely to drop him back to 10-furlongs as a Group 1 at the intermediary distance between the classics is likely to increase his Stud value even further. However, at a best priced 4/6, the lingering doubt over whether he’s effective at the trip makes me want…
  • Gregorian Goes For Double Glory For Gosden

    Major Wager
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Lots of familiar faces feature in what could be a great weekend of racing – but it may be time to take some of them on. Newbury 2.40 Saturday The globetrotting Red Cadeaux hasn’t been seen in Britain since finishing runner-up in this race last year, since when he’s taken in the Irish St. Leger, The Melbourne Cup, The Hong Kong Vase and The Dubai World Cup. Last year, because of the penalty system, he had to concede 6lb to winner Royal Empire – whilst this year he finds himself on level weights with most of the leading protagonist or receiving weight. The two exceptions are soft-ground…
  • Premiership: The Big 5 Title pretenders

    Major Wager
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Manchester City  2013/14 Finish: 1st 2014/15 odds: 5/2 No Premiership winners have retained their title since Manchester United in 2008/09, and City’s main rivals all look to have strengthened their squads more than the title-holders. However, in scoring 102 Premiership goals last season, and finishing with a + 65 goal difference (14 better than nearest rivals Liverpool), the two-point winning gap, perhaps, didn’t truly reflect their overall superiority. If the spine of the team, Hart, Kompany, Toure and Aguero, stays fit then they must have every chance; though the gut feeling is that…
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  • Can Cleveland Browns’ Josh Gordon Play In Canadian Football League?

    Henry McKenna
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Josh Gordon wants to jump the border to play in Canada, but alas, he can’t.   LaVon Brazil plans to play in the Canadian Football League this season. Josh Gordon considered jumping the border, too. But per his contract, he won’t be allowed to do so. Browns official to @PatMcManamon on Josh Gordon to CFL: “He can’t per his nfl contract…and you can say a source says he can’t…” — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2014 This difference is simple. Brazil has been released by the Colts and is not restricted by a contract. Gordon remains a member of the…
  • NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Interested In Michael Beasley

    Henry McKenna
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Michael Beasley could be moving from South Beach to the sands of Los Angeles — Mandator Credit: Lynne Sladky Two times a charm? If so, Michael Beasley is in luck. On Wednesday, he visited with the Los Angeles Lakers for a second time in the course of a month. The increased interest could mean good things for the former Miami Heat small forward. I’m told that Michael Beasley had a second workout with the Los Angeles Lakers today. We’ll see if the Lakers sign him. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) August 27, 2014 The Lakers would be Beasley’s fourth NBA team in his…
  • Boston Celtics Feel Dealing Rajon Rondo Is Not Important At This Time

    Johnny Feulner
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Boston has no plans to move Rajon Rondo – Mandatory Credit: USATSI via CBS Sports Now that Kevin Love has been officially shipped to Cleveland, all eyes are rearing to be set on Boston Celtics’ guard, Rajon Rondo. Rondo, 28, is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 campaign, and will in all likelihood ask for a max contract, which Boston probably won’t follow through on. The Celtics are in rebuild-mode, and many have expected they’d part ways with Rondo, given he’s their most alluring talent, and could garner some quality pieces in return;…
  • Will The St. Louis Rams Covet Kirk Cousins, Ryan Mallett?

    Johnny Feulner
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Redskins’ Kirk Cousins (12) could be an option for St. Louis – Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images The St. Louis Rams have lost Sam Bradford for the second consecutive season due to a torn ACL. But to heighten the situation, Bradford’s opportunity to be the Rams’ starting quarterback may have concluded in last Saturday’s preseason game. As it stands, St. Louis is prepared to roll with Shaun Hill as their starter heading into Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, and that’s frightening. Terrifying, because they’re essentially relying on a…
  • Report: NFL Upholds Season Suspension For Browns’ Josh Gordon

    Johnny Feulner
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Browns’ Josh Gordon loses appeal; will be suspended for season – Mandatory Credit: Tony Dejak/Associated Press via It’s official: the Cleveland Browns will be without their star receiver, Josh Gordon, for the 2014 season. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the NFL has reportedly chose to uphold their ruling of a season-long suspension for Gordon, after the receiver chose to appeal it in early August. Browns WR Josh Gordon has been suspended one year, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2014 The 2014 campaign banishment also…
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  • 2014 NFL Preview: Can Cam Newton Overtake Rob Ryan In The NFC South?

    Carla Correa
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight NFL previews, one division at a time, to highlight the numbers that may influence each team’s season. America’s favorite weekly soap opera is about to begin; get prepped.New Orleans SaintsExpected wins (using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 8.9Playoff probability: 42 percent (30 percent to win the NFC South)Super Bowl win probability: 5 percentThe New Orleans Saints are the favorites to win the NFC South title, despite what looks to be a tougher slate of opponents than the NFL’s official strength of schedule would…
  • 2014 NFL Preview: Great Players And Gambling Problems In The NFC North

    Benjamin Morris
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Editor’s Note: FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight NFL previews, one division at a time, to highlight the numbers that may influence each team’s season. America’s favorite weekly soap opera is about to begin; get prepped.Green Bay PackersExpected wins (using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 9.4Playoff probability: 55 percent (41 percent to win the NFC North)Super Bowl win probability: 6 percentLast year, with quarterback Aaron Rodgers missing half the season due to a broken collarbone, the Packers finished with just an 8-7-1 record, and gave up more points…
  • 2014 NFL Preview: The Top-Heavy NFC West

    Chase Stuart
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Editor’s Note: FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight NFL previews, one division at a time, to highlight the numbers that may influence each team’s season. America’s favorite weekly soap opera is about to begin; get prepped.Seattle SeahawksExpected wins (Using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 10.0Playoff probability: 64 percent (43 percent to win the NFC West)Super Bowl win probability: 10 percentOver the last three seasons, Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch was the only player to record at least 900 carries in the regular season, and was one of just…
  • 2014 NFL Preview: The Once-Proud NFC East

    Neil Paine
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Editor’s Note: FiveThirtyEight is running a series of eight NFL previews, one division at a time, to highlight the numbers that may influence each team’s season. America’s favorite weekly soap opera is about to begin; get prepped.Philadelphia EaglesExpected wins (Using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 8.5Playoff probability: 42 percent (30 percent to win the NFC East)Super Bowl win probability: 3 percentThe Eagles are defending NFC East champions, and were owners of the NFL’s third-best offense25 last season. They’re the division favorites in the eyes of…
  • Can The Denver Broncos And Seattle Seahawks Possibly Be As Good As They Were Last Year?

    Chase Stuart
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Last year, the Denver Broncos had one of the greatest passing offenses in NFL history. Peyton Manning set an NFL single-season record for touchdown passes and passing yards, and the Broncos became the first team to score 600 points in a season. Likewise, the 2013 Seattle Seahawks pass defense was one of the best of all time. (The Broncos can attest to that.)The only thing more incredible than their performances last year would be if the Broncos and Seahawks were to do it again. Excellence can only last so long, and by their very nature, historically dominant performances are difficult to…
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  • Hump Day Lockdown

    Bobby Sugar
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Washington Natty Ice (-1.5; EVEN) @ Philadelphia Doug Fister (12-4 2.38 ERA) is back on the mound for Washington tonight. He's been as solid as anyone in the league this year. I don't expect the Philies to do anything crazy tonight. The Nattys should definitely win this one by at least 2 runs. NY Yankees @ Detroit Tigers (-185)Porcello shut the Yanks down last night and I fully expect Price to follow suit. The Tigers need every win they can get right now. Somehow the best roster in baseball is on the cusp of missing playoffs and has guys with names like Buck Farmer holding a regular…
  • Monday Freak Fest Picks

    Bobby Sugar
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Catz's Monday Soccer Bangout!Real Madrid (1st Half, -1.5, +115) vs. Cordoba (L)That’s right gentlemen and hopefully ladies, your boy Catz is on quite the heater right now. I don’t have the official numbers, but let’s just say I’ve been hotter than a couple of ASU co-eds at an outdoor rave rolling on E lately! And staying true to form, whenever I go on a solid run I throw down a bunch of ridiculous bets that are sure to go wrong! However, after all that is said I still like Real to win this game big, and that’s pretty obvious right? Well do yourself a favor and bet on Los Blancos to…
  • Sunday Super Card!

    Bobby Sugar
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MLB PicksSan Diego @ Arizona Dbags (+101) (L)Zona is looking to keep rolling at home this afternoon against the Padres. They've looked good the last couple days at home. I think they keep rolling today in the desert.LA Angels (+123) @ Oakland (WINNER!)No way the Angles lose again to the A's. I expect the bats on LA to take over tonight and give them a big road win in Oakland. NFL PicksSD vs. SAN FRAN (-6, -105) (WINNER!)You know who is really good Christian fella? That Phillip Rivers, he might as well be Mormon, he has like 15 kids and leads the teams in prayer on and off the field. You…
  • MLB picks

    Bobby Sugar
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Kansas City Royals (-118) @ Texas Rangers (WINNER!)I'm sure the Royals will continue rolling tonight and build on their lead in the division. The Royals have been on fire the past month while the Tigers are crashing like it's going out of style. Royals should have no problem taking care of the Rangers tonight. Seattle Mariners (EVEN) @ Boston (WINNER!)Seattle's been rolling lately also. Boston's been looking shittier than the 2008 Lions. I expect the Mariners from out west to win another on the road tonight in Boston. Atlanta Braves (-130) @ Cinci (L)I went with the Braves last…
  • Friday Grab Bag

    Bobby Sugar
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    SOCCER PICKSEvian TG v Paris Saint-Germain (-1.5, +120)  (L)2 games, 9 goals. Yeah, Evian has struggle thus far to say the least. They face off against a Zlatan-less PSG squad that have not exactly lit it up this season. They should be able to bounce back against Evian, despite the fact they lost 2-0 (the field was basically a hockey rink) last year. Lavezzi and Cavani are going to bang these boys out hard to the tune of 4-0.Bayern Munich (-1 1H, +120 v Wolfsburg)  (P)Bayern looks to defend and win their third consecutive league as they tangle with Wolfsburg! Despite…
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  • Josh Gordon Smokes the Most Expensive Weed in the World

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:26 pm
    The Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon’s just lost $1,335,412. An amazing amount of money was just forfeited today when an arbitrator ruled that Josh Gordon’s year long suspension for failing another drug test was just. He was suspended for the first two games of the 2013 NFL season for marijuana, and before the 2014 draft […] The post Josh Gordon Smokes the Most Expensive Weed in the World appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • NASCAR announces new schedule for 2015

    Ian Leavens
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    NASCAR released their schedule for the 2015 season with some big changes, drivers share their opinions on it Tuesday night NASCAR released the schedule for the 2015 season, and it did have quite a few shake ups. The big changes came for Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Darlington Raceway. There will still be […] The post NASCAR announces new schedule for 2015 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • 2 Pittsburgh running backs face further suspension following arrests, Logan Mankins traded to Tampa Bay

    Ian Leavens
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Le’Veon Bell and LaGarrette Blount face further suspension from the Pittsburgh Steelers following their arrests, Logan Mankins gets traded to Tampa Bay Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LaGarrette Blount were suspended prior to their preseason week 3 match up against the Philadelphia Eagles. The two running backs played quite extensively in the 31-21 […] The post 2 Pittsburgh running backs face further suspension following arrests, Logan Mankins traded to Tampa Bay appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • No Rookie QBs to Start Week 1

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    There were three QBs selected in the first round of the NFL draft this year. Four drafted QBs have been competing for a starting job. As of now not one rookie QB will be starting week 1 of the 2014 NFL season. Not usually something we see in the NFL. It looks as though coaches […] The post No Rookie QBs to Start Week 1 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • NFL Pre Season Week 3 Big Hits

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Week three of the pre season is usually the more exciting one. We are able to see the starters settle down for a little bit and play a couple quarters. As fans we are able to see where our team is at and how recently signed free agents and top draft picks are doing. Some […] The post NFL Pre Season Week 3 Big Hits appeared first on Champs Nation.
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  • Breakdown Of The Ole Miss Vs. Boise State Game

    Kyle Crook
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    It’s finally here. That’s right, college football season is now upon us. For any SEC fan, football season is like Christmas come early, and luckily for us we have some big games coming up that will have major SEC implications. On ESPN this Thursday at 7 pm Central time, the Boise State Broncos will take on the 18th ranked Ole Miss Rebels in a battle of two former Arkansas State Red Wolf head coaches. This game kicks off one of the most exciting seasons for Ole Miss since they were ranked eighth in the AP preseason polls in the 2009-10 season. Boise State is also breaking in a new era,…
  • Wolves’ Glen Taylor Not Sure Kevin Love Is Best Deal For Cavaliers

    Alex Lowe
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Now that Kevin Love is officially headed to Cleveland, it’s time for everyone to weigh in on how this trade will affect the Cavaliers’ chances this upcoming season. That was expected from analysts and maybe players from other teams, but I didn’t expect to hear the thoughts of Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor on the matter. But that’s exactly what we got when he sat down with ESPN’s Derek Wetmore. “I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him because I think he’s going to be the third player on a team. I don’t think he’s…
  • Kelvin Benjamin: The Next Elite Receiver

    Jack Conness
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Saying anyone is going to be the next Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Marshall, Dez Bryant, etc. is obviously a tough thing to predict. Johnson is a once-in-a-generation type player with incredible size, speed, and talent not many people in the world possess. Thomas, Marshall, and Bryant are all extremely gifted and talented receivers that are just a notch below Calvin, but are still among the elite receivers in the NFL. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Kelvin Benjamin, the Carolina Panthers’ 1st round pick (28th overall), will join that group of All-Pro…
  • The Option Not Taken: NFL Rookie Contract Decisions

    Cale Finta
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    The 2014 offseason marked the first season in which the NFL’s fifth-year option was available for eligible players. Though the league’s 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a drastic decrease in rookie salaries, it altered the rookie contract to a four-year commitment, allowing players to enter negotiations with teams sooner than they had been able to in previous years.  With that predetermined four-year deal came a new fifth-year option, which allows teams to delay negotiations with first-round picks by placing a one-year extension (with a significant pay increase in that year)…
  • Other League’s Sportswriting Picks For August 19 – 25

    Alex Lowe
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:01 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. Why Wrigley Field Is Suddenly So Empty By Richard Babcock – WSJ In 2008, Tribune fell into bankruptcy and in October 2009 sold 95% of the team to the Ricketts family…
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  • How I Met 'My' Buffalo Bills

    Greg Pokriki
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    As a 19-year-old born and raised in Buffalo, it is hard to say I have experienced any Buffalo Bills team to necessarily brag about. Though I was alive for our last playoff run I am quite sure I was more worried about escaping my older brother’s Razor Ramon wrestling imitations than the future employment outlook of special teams coach Bruce DeHaven.   However, my lack of successful football fandom has not in any way stopped my father from reciting his many stories of his very own Buffalo Bills. You would think Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, and Bruce Smith have been living in my…
  • Buffalo Bills Preseason Game 3 Recap

    Michael Okun
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bills 16     Steelers 19 I knew after the decent game we had prior that it was time to see our starters score a touchdown in this one. The game starts with Pittsburgh kicking off and I am shocked when the kick returner is C.J. Spiller. Isn’t he our starting running back? What the heck is Doug Marrone thinking? If this resulted in an injury to Spiller you know Marrone would be on the hot seat. This is one of those calls like the 10 per game we questioned in every game Dick Jauron coached! Spiller received the kick and runs through some pretty heavy traffic all the way to our…
  • Buffalo Bills Preseason Game 2 Recap

    Michael Okun
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bills 20       Panthers 18 Well Doug Marrone showed us he really wanted to win with playing his starters (who needed the work) until the eleven minute mark of the second quarter. The offense looked sharp immediately going down the field with precision. Motivated by running backs waiting to shine, C.J. Spiller ran the first play 14 yards. He then had a second carry for a few. Then we saw EJ finally get the ball to Sammy Watkins and this beauty went for 14 yards and another first down. C.J. then runs for 3 and Sammy catches his second catch for 5 yards. EJ looks like he is in…
  • Buffalo Bills Preseason Game 1 Recap

    Michael Okun
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Bills 13   Giants 17We all know how exciting preseason football is to watch. At about halftime, it’s as much fun as watching a turtle walk around aimlessly with no destination in mind!But we are Buffalo Bills fans and we painfully watch most of the game (have to be honest) as we are so hungry to see our team look good and yes, win. Did I say win? Marv Levy did not give a hoot about the preseason and played our stars sparingly to say the least. He knew what we had and just wanted to see and evaluate our rookies. Doug Marrone actually told the press how upset he was at not winning our…
  • Let The Buffalo Sabres Season Begin

    Douglas Dicenzo
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Photo Credit: I offer up an analogy for this upcoming season.  The Buffalo Sabres were downright awful at times during their initial season, while during the end of October into the first week of November of that year the Sabers were getting the snot kicked outta them by virtually everyone. Back to back games out west against the Canucks and Golden Seals where we lost 7-2 and 6-1 respectively. Finishing up the west coast tour with two more losses, being out-scored 8-3, we limped back East into Montreal who had shut us out earlier in the season at home 3-0. Which was part of…
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  • India’s Chances in the Series Ahead of the Second ODI

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    The first match of the 5-match ODI series between England and India was washed out due to intensive rain at Bristol. At present, as it stands, apparently the series has gone down to a 4-match series. The second ODI will be played tomorrow at Cardiff. India are desperate to make a bounce back in their tour to England after a poor performance in the test series where they were literally humiliated by the hosts and India lost the test series by a margin of 1-3. The ODI squad of India had some changes to that of the test squad. The brilliant fielder and a good left handed batsman, Suresh Raina is…
  • Yograj Singh arrested and Later got Bail today

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    It was a big news today in that the former cricketer and also father of Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh was arrested along with three others on Monday due to a brawl case over an issue related to car parking. The former cricketer was arrested from Panchkula after a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) including trespassing and criminal intimidation was lodged against him for being involved in a late-night brawl related to a car parking issue as said by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Panchkula, Rahul Sharma. The Deputy Commissioner also added that four other people along…
  • Duncan Fletcher will lead India into the World Cup: MS Dhoni

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    After India’s debacle in the series against England off late there arose many questions of the fact whether the current Indian Coach, Duncan Fletcher will be allowed to continue with the duties vested upon him till the World Cup to be held  in February-March next year. Today, Dhoni has ended all the doubts and questions and gave a firm answer to it. He asserted that Fletcher will carry on as the coach of the Indian team till the end of World Cup for sure. Recently, after the 1-3 loss in the test series, the Indian team management appointed 3 support coaching staffs for India’s limited…
  • Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma to marry soon

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has revealed off-late about the fact that the board mentioned the team management that Anushka Sharma was allowed to accompany her boyfriend, Virat Kohli because they will get married very soon. In this particular tour, for the very first time, girlfriends of cricketers were allowed to accompany them. It is also said that the team management was quite sort of amazed when BCCI approved the request made by Virat Kohli to allow Anushka Sharma in the tour. Wives of cricketers did accompany them in the past but accompanies by girlfriends is quite a new…
  • All Teams Announce their 15-men squad for Champions League 2014

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    The Champions League T20 starts on the 13th September and as of today, all the qualified 12 teams in the Champions league announced their 15-member squad officially. There was a dispute as there were quite a few players who were in the league for two teams different teams. And it is noted that all the players who were eligible to play for either of their home teams or their IPL teams, chose to play for their IPL teams instead in the Champions League. The names among them include Jacques Kallis(Dolphins), Pat Cummins(Perth Scorchers) opted to play for Kolkata Knight Riders, Keiron…
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  • Magi”K” of Postseason

    J.B. Hubbs
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
      There are years that are magical, it’s tough to explain. It’s like Auburn’s magical run in the BCS Title last year (I think Chris Davis the Auburn Cornerback is still running) or Boston breaking the curse in 2004. Balls drop in or plays are made that you just can’t explain. Trailing 4-3 in the 9th inning of Game 4, they embarked upon an unprecedented comeback from a three-game deficit to defeat the New York Yankees in the series. After the ALCS, the Red Sox swept the Cardinals to win their first World Series since 1918. Explain that? Baseball Gods? So as I set at the “K”…
  • Where is Everybody?

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:18 pm
    For those of you at the game tonight, this post really doesn’t pertain to you, but please feel free to read anyways! For everyone else I have a question, “Where were you tonight?” So when the game ended tonight, I had an idea for a post that was going to be something along the lines of “Yost be Damned, the Royals Win Anyway.” And I was going to point out two huge mistakes Yost made that could have  cost us the win.  But then I listened to Ned’s post game conference, and he pointed out something, in a snarky way that may have made a lot of fans (and media) miss his point.  He…
  • Alexander the Great: Gordon’s Walk-Off Homer Lifts Royals to 2-1 Win

    Ryan Landreth
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    For eight-and-a-half innings, fans mumbled about how the “same old Royals” were back. The attendance of just over 13,000 wasn’t good enough for some. The offense was sputtering, plating just two runs in their last 28 innings. The team looked lifeless, hacking away at balls and making mental mistakes like getting picked off. Then, with one swing, Alex Gordon provided the Royals’ biggest play in the last 20 years. Gordon hammered a hanging slider from Glen Perkins just over the right-center wall for his second-career walk-off homer, propelling the Royals to a 2-1 victory over the…
  • Shields Bested by Yanks, Royals Lose 8-1

    Sarah Davis
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Kansas City desperately needed someone to step up, and guide their team through a pennant chase. Who better to do so than James Shields? In seven starts prior to the match against the Yankees, Shields is 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA. Three years ago with the Tampa Bay Rays, Shields did the same thing. In July of 2011, Juego posted a 5.40 ERA, and posted a record of 1-4. Things would turn around for Shields in 2011, just like this year. After posting an ERA of nearly six in July of 2011, James came back in August and September and posted a 2.45 ERA with seven wins and three losses. Though we have not…
  • Early Projections and the Royals Current Streak

    Charles Winters
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Twenty-four and six! Amazing. It’s been an amazing run. I can’t remember too many streaks like it. Although the 1977 Royals had a few that had to be that good or even better. It begs a big question: are the projections that suggested the Royals were just an average team wrong? The simplest way of evaluating that is to ask: what are the odds that a coin flipped thirty times will return 24 or more heads. Answer: 1 in 1400, approximately. There are 133 sets of 30 games in a 162 game season. So an average team should be able to pop such a streak once every ten or eleven seasons. I…
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  • UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar Out of Retirement, Signs With Bellator

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar with Forrest Griffin is credited for taking the UFC to the next level due to their fight on The Ultimate Fighter season 1 Finale. Bonnar lost the fight via unanimous decision but the brawl goes down in history as one of the best UFC fights of all time. Despite Bonnar testing positive for the anabolic steroids Drostanolone and Boldenone that didn't keep UFC President Dana White from inducting him into HOF.Bonnar (15-8) decided to retire from the sport after a first round TKO loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in 2012 and his positive test for the anabolic…
  • Cage Warriors 72 Fight Card

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Sept 13th 2014 at the Newport Centre in Newport, Wales  Fight CardNicolas Dalby vs. Gael Grimaudfor welterweight title Cory Tait vs. Toni Tauru for vacant bantamweight title Jack Marshman vs. Che Mills Tim Newman vs. Tim Wilde Nad Narimani vs. Daniel Thomas Steve Dinsdale vs. Lewis Long Jordan Desborough vs. Kris Edwards Jamie Rogers vs. Mario Saeed Nick Nembherd vs. Simas Norkus Paulina Bonkowska vs. Kate Jackson *Fight cards are subject to changeFollow me on Facebook and Twitter
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    26 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    September 5, 2014 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Connecticut Fight Card Spike TV 9:00pm ETPat Curran vs. Patricio Freire for Bellator featherweight title Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar JohnsonDustin Jacoby vs. Muhammed Lawal Josh Burns vs. Bobby Lashley   Prelim Card Rico DiSciullo vs. Marvin Maldonado Steve Garcia vs. Kin Moy Josh Diekmann vs. Mike Wessel Tamdan McCrory vs. Brennan Ward Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins*Fight Cards are subject to change*Follow me on Facebook and Twitter
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    26 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    September 5, 2014 Foxwoods Resort Casino Ledyard, Connecticut Main Card (Fox Sports 1)Ronaldo Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell Derrick Lewis vs. Matt Mitrione Michael Chiesa vs. Joe Lauzon Nik Lentz vs Charles OliveiraJohn Moraga vs. Justin ScogginsPrelim Card (Fox Sports 1)Rodrigo Damm vs. Al IaquintaChris Camozzi vs. Rafael NatalChris Beal vs. Dustin KimuraSean Soriano va Andre Fili *Fight Cards are subject to change*Follow me on Facebook and Twitter
  • Invicta FC 8 Fight Card and Promo Video

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    We have been waiting for the next Invicta FC event and it is finally almost here. Invicta's 8th event will take place September 6th at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO. The promotion has been looking for a home to showcase their very talented all female talent for many months and has finally found a home on UFC Fight Pass. This card is showcasing two title fights and many Invicta FC debuts. Iconici Radio MMA spoke with some of the girls on this card. You can check out the interviews below.Waterson is on a fight fight winning streak and will be defending her atomweight title against…
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  • US Open 2014 Round 2: Novak Djokovic vs Paul-Henri Mathieu Live Score Updates

    Ghazanfar Shah
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Having annihilated Argentine small fry Diego Schwartzman in his opening-round match of 2014 U.S. Open, men’s top seed Novak Djokovic will look for another overwhelming win when he take on world no. 77 Paul-Henri Mathieu in the second round clash on Thursday. Djokovic, who struggled on hard courts following his Wimbledon title victory in July, rediscovered his groove in the first round of Grand Slam of the year and posted a comfortable 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 over Schwartzman. The Serb veteran is pursuing his second U.S Open title, having previously won the tournament in 2011. On the other hand,…
  • US Open 2014 Round 2: Andy Murray vs Matthias Bachinger Live Score Updates

    Ghazanfar Shah
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Following a four-set win over Robin Haase in first round clash of US Open 2014, British no.1 Andy Murray is through to the second round where he will meet world No. 235 Matthias Bachinger on Thursday. This is the first time the two competitors will cross fields on the professional tour. Having beaten the Dutchman in the first two sets 6-3, 7-6, the world no. 9 Murray failed to preserve momentum and dropped the third set 1-6 before recovering in a sublime fashion to win the next set 7-5. The Scot will be looking for a convincing win over Bachinger to stay in hunt of his second US Open title,…
  • Chelsea striker Diego Costa Injured During Training

    Ghazanfar Shah
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    Unfortunate news is that Chelsea striker Diego Costa has sustained a minor muscular injury during a training session on Thursday, but has not so far been ruled out of Saturday’s league game against Everton, Pakistan Tribune reported. Spain forward’s injury is stated to be of minor nature and full extent of the damage is not known yet. However, a section of British media has reported that he could be forced to stay away from the game for up to six weeks out. Costa started the season brilliantly with goals against Burnley and Leicester after he arrived at Stamford Bridge in a 32…
  • Premier League preview: Burnley vs Manchester United

    Ghazanfar Shah
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Looking for the first competitive victory under Louis van Gaal, Manchester United will take on Burnley FC at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils have collected just single point from their opening two EPL fixtures (L1D1). After the disappointing result in the league, the 20 times Champions were humbled by MK Dons in the midweek’s League Cup second round clash. Now, Van Gaal’s men must need a win at Turf Moor to prove themselves a big premier league title contender in this season. United boss Louis van Gaal has boosted his club by signing two high-profile Argentina players…
  • Premier League Yet to Sign Off Marcos Rojo’s Move to Man United

    Ghazanfar Shah
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    The delay in obtaining work permit has already deferred Marcos Rojo’s eagerly-anticipated Manchester United debut twice and clouds of further deferment are hovering after it has emerged that the Premier League are yet to sign off on his transfer from Sporting Lisbon’s because of the involvement of third party owners, Doyen Sports, who own 75 per cent stake in the Argentine defender. 26-year-old Rojo had switched to United for £20million on August 19 but is yet to play for the Red Devils. Earlier, it was thought that the delay in approval of his work permit was the only reason of…
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  • Broncos Ban Welker From Attempting Ice Bucket Challenge

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    After reports came out Tuesday that Denver Broncos Receiver Wes Welker has 3 concussions in 10 months, the team made him sign a new contract that banned him from attempting the ice bucket challenge. General Manager John Elway said the team is very concerned that the repeated bouncing of ice cubes off Welker’s head may give him a concussion that will end his career. “We are very concerned for Wes and do not want him taking any unnecessary hits to the head during non-football activities. Broncos fans need not worry about his performance on the field though, as we will still send him on…
  • Manti Te’o and Imaginary “Friend” Vouch For Josh Shaw’s Character

    Greg Fields
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    San Diego, CA– Manti Te’o vouched Tuesday for Josh Shaw’s character despite the fact the USC cornerback admitted he lied to school officials about jumping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. Shaw was originally hailed as a hero for his rescue story but school officials expressed skepticism about the story from the beginning. Josh Shaw recently had to admit the story was a “complete fabrication.” Now Coach Steve Sarkisian said school authorities are investigating it. Police have not confirmed whether a “Josh Shaw” who might be wanted for…
  • Brock Holt to Start at Mascot for Boston Red Sox

    Scott Colby
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Boston, MA– Brock Holt, Boston’s Swiss Army knife of a gritty utility man, will make history this weekend when he starts his first game of the season at mascot, making him the first player in Red Sox history to start a game at every position in the organization but pitcher and catcher. “I just go out there and do whatever the team needs me to do,” Holt said at an afternoon press conference. “I’ve done it all, but playing Wally will be a unique challenge. A lot of people look to him for inspiration. He puts smiles on a lot of kids faces. And don’t even get me started on the…
  • Winner of LLWS to Replace Mets in MLB

    Robert Townsend
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Williamsport, PA- On Sunday, the South Korean Little League team Seoul LL won The Little League World Series (LLWS). Immediately after they won, however, Seoul LL was in for an even bigger surprise. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig held a press conference congratulating the team and announcing that they would be promoted in 2015 to the Major Leagues, replacing the horrible New York Mets. Rumors quickly began swirling that baseball was trying to copy European soccer’s promotion and relegation structure. While Selig noted the inspiration came from the league, he insisted that the main motivator…
  • Josh Gordon to Play Iago in Broadway Production of Othello

    Taylor Diamond
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Berea, OH – Josh Gordon has had quite a tumultuous offseason. Facing a potential season-long suspension for yet another violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Gordon’s performance in practice has been rather lackluster. And after an abysmal showing against Washington in Cleveland’s second preseason game, Browns coach Mike Pettine publicly criticized Gordon’s effort. It most certainly makes sense that Gordon’s focus on the football field is blurred by his impeding suspension. But it is just as likely that instead of trying to stay in rhythm with Brian Hoyer, Gordon is…
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  • Cardinals Sign DT Tommy Kelly

    Dan Soden
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Looks like the Arizona Cardinals will try to fill the void left by Darnell Dockett with the recently released Tommy Kelly. The former New England Patriot will sign a one-year deal with the Cardinals. The post Cardinals Sign DT Tommy Kelly appeared first on Overtime.
  • Shawne Merriman Done With WWE

    Dan Soden
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman, who has been training to be both a wrestler and an announcer, has left the WWE. Merriman who reportedly signed a deal with the WWE around the time of WrestleMania seems to no longer have any affiliation with the wrestling company. Merriman seems to be focusing his time and effort as a in studio analysis for the NFL Network along with other a few other ventures.   The post Shawne Merriman Done With WWE appeared first on Overtime.
  • UFC Hall of Famer Signs with Bellator

    Alex Ramirez
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    UFC Hall of Famer and Ultimate Fighter Season One alum Stephan Bonnar has signed a multi fight deal with Bellator MMA. Company officials informed media outlets of the signing Wednesday morning. Bonnar last competed in the UFC back in 2012 after he suffered a TKO loss to Anderson Silva in Brazil. Bonner tested positive for a banned substance after the fight and was suspend for a year. After the suspension was announced Bonnar announced his retirement from active competition. Bonnar was suspended once before in 2006 for failed drug test. The move is a surprise for Bellator who is now under the…
  • Josh Gordon’s Season-Long Suspension Upheld

    Dan Soden
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    About four months ago Josh Gordon appealed an NFL proposed one-year suspension for his violation of the policy, that suspension has been upheld. This means that the Browns standout receiver will be banished from the league and his team for an entire calendar year. Gordon won’t be eligible for reinstatement until this day next year, only a few days before the start of the 2015 regular season. Here is the statement Gordon released via NFLPA “I’d like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans. I am very disappointed that the NFL and its hearing…
  • Dave Bautista: Headlocked In Hollywood

    Dean Perretta
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    The powers that be within WWE have forged an impression that given the overwhelming box office success of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’, the likelihood of Dave Bautista returning as a full-time superstar is slim. To date the ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ has grossed $490m worldwide since its release on August 1, whilst debuting at number one on the United States box office. Bautista last appeared on WWE programming on the June 2 edition of Monday Night RAW, where the 45-year-old “quit” after being denied his opportunity to contest for the WWE World…
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  • Trampoline Reviews: Upper Bounce Trampoline with Enclosure Set

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    Urban Rebounder Trampoline with Stabilizing Bar and Workout DVD – A Great Cardio Tool for Home The Urban Rebounder Trampoline is much more than a simple toy to jump on. Its features elevate it from the status of an indoor toy to being a work-out tool with therapeutic and health benefits. The trampoline provides entertainment … Continue reading »
  • 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 trampoline 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 AlleyOop VariableBounce Trampoline with Safety Enclosure from JumpSport 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 »
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  • As concerns continue to build, will a Qatar World Cup really happen?

    2 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Consider all the reasons critics say Qatar shouldn’t have been awarded World Cup 2022 by FIFA’s executive committee 3 1/2 years ago. There’s the heat: The average high temperature in mid-July, when the final is currently scheduled, is 106 degrees, and FIFA’s own technical report branded Qatar’s climate “a potential health risk” for players. There are the allegations of corruption: The Sunday Times of London reported last month that a Qatari official had paid millions of dollars to FIFA voters and influencers in exchange for World Cup votes. (The Qataris deny this.) And then…
  • Arsene Wenger suggests skipper Thomas Vermaelen may leave Arsenal

    1 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Arsenal football team manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that the club’s captain Thomas Vermaelen might leave the Premier League side. Vermaelen, who played with the Belgium squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has reportedly been linked with Manchester United. Wenger said that defender Vermaelen is injured but also admitted that it is a possibility that he goes, The BBC reported. Vermaelen, who joined Arsenal from Ajax in June 2009, made 14 Premier League appearances last season Source: Arsene Wenger suggests skipper Thomas Vermaelen may leave Arsenal Visit us on
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  • SURFING – April 19th – Rip Curl Pro, Bell’s Beach, Australia

    23 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Easter Time always sees surfing back in in its spiritual home of Bells Beach. “Beefy, we have to stop meeting like this…..”  2014 RIP CURL PRO Winners: MEN – MICK FANNING (AUS) WOMEN – CARISSA MOORE (USA)    
  • FLOORBALL – August 11th – Glen Waverly, Melbourne Australia

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:52 pm
    It wasn’t an organised competition, more of a Monday night social hit-out.  
  • ICE HOCKEY – July 25th – Canada vs USA, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne AUS

    8 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena may seem like a strange venue for a collosal ice hockey grudge match. And it was fairly safe to say that no-one in the crowd was expecting Gretzky, Federov or Lemieux to be turning out either. In fact a Kane, Quick or Boychuck would have sufficed; instead we got to experience the talents of Zenon Konopka, Emerson Etem, Tyler Bunz and Andrew Gordon (a late replacement for the world renown Kyle Quincey). When I heard the line-ups for the two teams those immortal lines from Major League were ringing through my ears – “Not bad for a couple of…
  • BICYCLE POLO – July 27th – Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne Australia

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
      On a freezing cold hung over Sunday, the attendance of Beefy and I at an afternoon session of Bike Polo seemed questionable. However with the monumental task ahead of us next year, (enduring 365 different sports in the space of 365 days) one suspects working hung over and freezing, might be a daily occurrence… so best we start training now! So Bike Polo you say? What’s this business about? It’s quite simple really – it’s like regular polo – but with three essential changes; the horses are replaced with bikes the field is replaced with a basketball court the…
  • 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…
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  • Crazy Bowling Trick Shots With Jason Belmonte

    Ismail N
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    This video was recorded back in June 2014. It shows the Professional Bowlers Association‘s (PBA) number one ranked bowler, Jason Belmonte team up with those crazy guys from Dude Perfect to create this compilation of incredible bowling trick shots. It shows, among other, some impossible spare-making shots, shots that narrowly miss people and strikes in very difficult courses. I think you’d enjoy watching this six minutes video, especially if you are one of the bowlers that are currently participating in UMS Kota Kinabalu International Open 10-Pin Bowling Tournament and waiting for…
  • UMS Kota Kinabalu International Open 10-Pin Bowling Tournament

    Ismail N
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:22 pm
    In my previous posting, I mentioned about the upcoming bowling tournament at CPS Bowl Kota Kinabalu. It is organised by University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), hence the tournament is named “UMS Kota Kinabalu International Open 10-Pin Bowling Tournament“. Top bowlers from around the country and several world class bowlers from Europe and Asia are expected to participate. 2011 PBA Tournament of Champions’s winner, Mika Koivuneimi will also be here. Currently the qualification round is still ongoing. The scores posted are quite high. Local bowlers are working hard to qualify for the…
  • The English Premier League Football

    Ismail N
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Sitting on my couch, in front of the tv on Saturday nights can be quite boring when there is no live premier league football to watch. That’s why I’m starting to feel like a little kid on the eve of Raya knowingly that in just a few more hours, The English Premier League will be back and there’s no better way to kick start the new season than with my beloved, Manchester United, as they take on Swansea City at Old Trafford in an early kick-off match at 7.45pm (Malaysian time). Malaysian Red Devils can tune to Astro, Channel 810 tonight and watch the beginning of a new era…
  • K. Dharmaraj Axed, A. Arulselvaraj Takes Over

    Ismail N
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    So the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) has finally pushed the panic button and decided to replace ‘under fire‘ head coach, K. Dharmaraj with Project 2016 coach, A. Arulselvaraj, albeit the appointment is just an interim measure. The face-saving move with Dharmaraj as a “scapegoat” to me is an act of cowardice, designed to appease the fans after a disastrous World Cup campaign and shameful performances at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It would have been better for the MHC to stick by their man for at least another year after they decided to give…
  • British Airways, Where Is Our Bag?

    Ismail N
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    There is no bitter way to lose a medal in sports than through disqualification and Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim must be devastated to know that her 2014 Commonwealth Games‘ journey has ended even before the game starts.  Nur Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10 metre air rifle pairs in New Delhi four years ago, was due to compete in the 10 metre air rifle and 50m rifle prone events. Then disaster struck when her competition jacket was lost en route to Scotland. I tweeted YB Khairy last night for details and here is his response: Netizens then went uproar when…
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  • NFL Injury Report: 8/28

    Al King
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    NFL Injury Report: 8/28Aug 28, 2014 It’s week four of the preseason, also commonly known as, the week that doesn’t matter. By now the coaching staffs now what they have, the starters are ready to roll and only the people who are clinging to a job are really going to see the field. Why does that matter to an injury report? Because it means that there won’t be any more major injuries in this week…we hope. Below is every teams’ official injury report with the type of injury and the amount of time they are expected to miss. Arizona Cardinals Date Player Pos Status…
  • Former Michigan player: "Nearly half the team was stoned during Appalachian State loss"

    Ace Williams
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Former Michigan player: "Nearly half the team was stoned during Appalachian State loss"Aug 28, 2014 ***The following story was originally published in August 2012, and almost instantly blew up on social media and message boards. With Michigan starting their 2014 season with a rematch against Appalachian State, we thought there would be interest in one former player’s account of what went down leading up to that fateful Saturday.*** In an exclusive interview with a former Michigan player who came to the school as a freshman in 2005, I was told some very disturbing information about the…
  • Texas vs. North Texas Preview and Game Prediction

    Chris Kersevan
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Texas vs. North Texas Preview and Game PredictionAug 28, 2014 The Texas Longhorns open their 2014 schedule hosting North Texas. After a rocky 2013 season that saw the Longhorns finish 8-5, Texas will look to start off on a winning note with new coach Charlie Strong. North Texas finished with a 9-4 record in 2013 and will look to put up a real fight with a defense that finished 8th overall in points allowed last season. 2013 Records: Texas Longhorns: 8-5 (7-2) North Texas Mean Green: 9-4 (6-2) Last meeting: 2006, Texas won 56-7 Key Stat: The Longhorns return their two top rushers from 2013 in…
  • GO BLUE! This Michigan Hype Video For 2014 Will Give You The Chills

    Clark Mitchell
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    GO BLUE! This Michigan Hype Video For 2014 Will Give You The ChillsAug 28, 2014 The 2014 football season is within arm’s reach, and The Big House is getting prepared for 109,000+ diehard Michigan men and women to shake the stands like a human earthquake. Are you ready to be a part of Maize and Blue history?? This next video from YouTube user Wolvereel will have you ready to blast “The Victors” from your car stereo all season long. Work in sports this school year – apply for the BEST student sports program EVER   Like this video? Share it with your friends! More:…
  • The Hilarious Iron Bowl Radio Call You Haven't Heard

    Dustin Hawkins
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Hilarious Iron Bowl Radio Call You Haven't HeardAug 28, 2014 The website Cam Newton* uses for his #WAREAGLE news – your new Auburn football homepage   Every Auburn fan will remember the 2013 Iron Bowl for as long as they live…but quite a few missed this absolutely brilliant “alternate” call of the final play. It’s time to fix that:     Love the video? Share it with your friends on Facebook!   *Cam Newton   MORE: This Jaw-Dropping Auburn Hype Video Will Give You Chills Announcing a Groundbreaking iPhone App For Auburn Fans
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  • NFL Preseason Power Rankings

    Andy Viteo
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Rank Team 2013 Comments 1 Seattle Seahawks 13-3 Seattle is still the best secondary in the NFL. Percy Harvin has retired but that shouldn't impact the offense too much as he wasn't that big of a factor last year. The added question mark is Marshawn Lynch, more than likely a new contract will be negotiated, but his holdout, from the sounds of it, really ruffled some feathers in management. 2 Denver Broncos 13-3 The Broncos have added pieces since their Super Bowl defeat. They are proven on offense, but before they can be deemed the number one team, the defense must prove itself. 3 San…
  • NFL Training Camp Reporting Dates

    Andy Viteo
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Training Camp Dates Team Location Facility Rookies Report Veterans Report AFC Baltimore Ravens Owings Mills, MD Under Armour Performance Center July 16th July 23rd Buffalo Bills Pittsford, NY St. John Fisher College July 16th July 19th Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati, OH July 21st July 23rd Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Training Facility Berea, OH July 23rd July 25th Denver Broncos Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre Englewood, CO July 23rd July 23rd Houston Texans Houston Methodist Training Center Houston, TX July 21st July 25th Indianapolis Colts Anderson University…
  • The NFL Punishment Problem

    Andy Viteo
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    We all make mistakes, and the path we walk may not always be golden. Professional athletes are under a very large microscope, and I, in most situations have found it easy to defend their mistakes. They are human like every one else and if they weren't famous and under the microscope, their mistakes would be just another "rap sheet."If you haven't heard, like most NFL off-seasons, the time off has seen athletes and an owner make mistakes. I use the word mistakes because that is what they are. I am not the one who will judge or pass judgement on someone else, but I can find fault in a system…
  • Jimmy Graham Franchise Tag Ruling

    Andy Viteo
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Jimmy Graham has been ruled and classified as a tight end for NFL franchise tag purposes. Graham had appealed the Tight End tag the New Orleans Saints placed on him because he felt he was not a tight end and was used as a wide receiver. The difference in the two franchise tag amounts is substantial, maybe not for Jimmy Graham, but for most of us, as a tight end the tag would pay Graham $7.035 million, and as a tagged wide-receiver $12.312 million dollars. The argument that Graham is a tight end is clear, at least to the arbitrator, Graham was drafted as a tight end, has been elected to Pro…
  • Grading Each NFL First Round Pick

    Andy Viteo
    9 May 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Pick NumberTeamPlayer & PositionReasonGrade#1 Houston Texans Jadeveon ClowneyDE, South CarolinaTexans could have traded down and possibly made more picks, but they did pick the best player in draft.A+#2 St. Louis Rams Greg RobinsonOT, AuburnRobinson may start at guard and then move to left tackle. This is an easy pick as the Rams needed line help.B+#3 Jacksonville Jaguars Blake BortlesQB, UCFJaguars really liked Bortles in all pre-draft workouts and interviews. They took #1 quarterback in the draft.A+#4 Buffalo Bills Sammy WatkinsWR, ClemsonThe Bills really needed an explosive playmaker…
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  • Manchester United agree contract with World Cup star

    Brad McMillan
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Chilean international Arturo Vidal is set to sign a five year contract with Manchester United, but the transfer fee is yet to be negotiated. The Juventus star is likely to leave his club for the Premier League side, but time is running out with the transfer window closing on Monday evening. Juventus are yet to accept The Red Devils bid, which is allegedly £34 million, even though the club has reportedly reached an agreement with the midfielder with regards to his wages; £182,000 a week. according to The Express. Vidal’s agent Fernando Felicevich flew into Manchester on the 26th of…
  • Cambridge boss anticipates Carlisle challenge

    Clara Buxton
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Cambridge United manager Richard Money thinks that their clash with Carlisle United on Saturday will be a tough one. The game will see newly promoted United face newly relegated Carlisle at Abbey Stadium, U’s boss Money thinks it’ll be a tough scrap. Despite solid early performances in the league, both teams are languishing in the bottom half of the table and will be looking to get some points on the board when they meet this weekend. Big side He said: “They are a League One club who are still finding their way in this division with a number of new players. I expect them to…
  • Saints ace set for loan move to Spain?

    Adam Storer
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez could be heading to Spain, with Sevilla looking to take the Uruguayan on a season-long loan, according to The Daily Mail. The 23-year-old only moved to St. Mary’s from Bologna for £12 million two years ago, but has endured a torrid time in the south of England. Despite several key players leaving The Saints already this summer, Ramirez has not featured so far in this new Premier League campaign and is not a part of manager Ronald Koeman’s plans. High expectations When the Uruguay international moved to the South Coast, big things were expected…
  • Black Cats boss hails side following win

    Alex Barton
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Sunderland manager Gus Poyet was thrilled that his side could “finish on a high” to progress to the next round of the Capital One Cup after a 3-0 victory over Birmingham City. The scoreline was harsh on the hosts, who edged the first half at St. Andrews, but were unable to find the back of the net. The Black Cats’ Premier League pedigree eventually showed, with three goals in the last 15 minutes enough to knock the 2011 winners out of the competition. As reported by the Sunderland Echo, Poyet said, “It was a strange game, it was a poor first half but somehow we got to…
  • Cambridge United sign Matteo Lanzoni from Yeovil

    Clara Buxton
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    Cambridge United have announced the signing of Italian full back Matteo Lanzoni on a one year deal after the mutual termination of his contract at Yeovil Town. The 26 year old Italian spent five years at Serie A club Sampdoria, joining as a trainee in 2005 and enjoying loan spells with Sambenedettese, Mantova, Portogruaro, Foggia and Carrarese, also playing once for the Italian Under-19 International team. The full back arrived in English football in 2013 signing a short term contract with Oldham Athletic. Turned down a deal Lanzoni turned down a new contract with the club last year and…
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  • Premier League Week 3 Preview & Betting Tips

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    After a profitable weekend last weekend, Cookie takes a look in to this weekend’s Premier League fixtures hoping to unearth some more gems and guide you in your fantasy football betting exploits.Burnley v Manchester United Last weekend BT Sport treated us to the 0-0 that was Aston Villa vs Newcastle, this week they go one better with the clash of the titans in Burnley vs Manchester United. In the past this would be expected to be nothing more than a regulation 3 point match for United, but with United’s current state of affairs can it be that straight forward? Form Study: Burnley…
  • Championship Week 3 Preview

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Game of Odds Championship Football tipster Cookie has a look at the upcoming weekend's action and offers up some free and good value betting tips.Ipswich v Norwich The Championship weekend starts with the East Anglian Derby, a once fairly regular affair that hasn’t taken place in 4 seasons. These matches are often packed with goals, indeed the last season these two met there were 11 goals over the two fixtures. Form Study: Whilst Ipswich may feel hard done by after last weekend to have come away with no points at Reading, there will be some fans grumbling about just a point from their…
  • Premier League Week 2 Preview & Tips

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:55 pm
    After an interesting opening weekend of the Premier League we enter game week two with another action packed full set of fixtures. Game of Odds Football tipster Cookie previews the action seeking good value on the betting markets. Preview League Week 2 fixtures preview and tips forum discussionAston Villa v Newcastle BT Sport look for an early quota filler with this early kick off from Villa Park in a fixture that Newcastle have not lost in the past 3 seasons. Form Study: Villa gained a hard earned 3 points away at Stoke on the opening weekend of the season. In truth, Villa didn’t…
  • Championship Week 3 Midweek Preview

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    Game of Odds resident Football tipster Cookie previews and takes on the full set of midweek fixtures in the Championship. Championship Football Week 3 midweek fixtures preview and betting tips forum discussionBirmingham v Ipswich Both these teams have won their home game and lost their away game in the league so far, will the home advantage be the key behind this game? Form Study: Birmingham did well to beat Brighton at the weekend, justifying what I considered dodgy favouritism. Birmingham are a team that look to get it wide and hit new frontman Clayton Donaldson. This came with limited…
  • Premier League Week 1 Preview & Tips

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Game of Odds resident tipster Cookie's Premier League 2014/15 Week 1 preview and betting tips.Manchester United v Swansea City This is a fascinating fixture between two teams whose season outcome is hard to predict. For many with the change of management United are title contenders again, but let’s not forget, United were 22 points behind premier league winners and city rivals. Swansea had perhaps a tougher season than expected last season, but I expect them to do well with a top half finish this season, and are indeed my selection on the season long handicaps. Form Study: United have…
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  • Sports Agent Regulation in the United States, where do I have to Register?

    Charles Bennett
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    Occasionally Sports Agent Laws do get enforced As a sports agent in the US, the number of licenses, regulations, and laws can be daunting. A basketball agent needs to be FIBA licensed, certified by the NBA, and compliant with the states in which he recruits. Often, the least important of these requirements to the agent […]
  • The Battle over 5%: Yesterday’s Sports Agents in the Digital World

    Charles Bennett
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Yesterday’s Sports Agents in the Digital World International basketball contracts nearly always include a 10% agent fee paid by the team to the agent of record listed in the contract. If only one agent completes the deal, he gets the full 10% fee. But if, for example, a United States agent uses a local agent in […]
  • Does a Player-Agent Agreement have to be in writing and the doctrine of Quantum Meruit

    Charles Bennett
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Do sports agents need written player-agent agreements? Does a Player-Agent Agreement have to be in writing? The simple answer is yes, but it may not matter.   FIBA regulations require a “written contract” between a player and agent. But no formalities to that written agreement are prescribed by FIBA. Any writing evidencing the agreement will suffice. […]
  • Case Study: Player’s Breach of Player-Agent Agreement

    Charles Bennett
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    This is a continuing series documenting cases the IBPA’s lawyers have resolved in favor of their clients without having to resort to BAT Arbitration.   BFSN Law’s attorneys recently settled a case for $25,000 for a client without having to resort to BAT arbitration. An agent (“European Agent”) contacted the IBPA because one of his […]
  • IBPA’s Expert Arbitration Lawyer, Shelly Skeen, presents Oral Argument to Texas Supreme Court

    Charles Bennett
    17 Dec 2013 | 1:17 pm
    BFSN Law attorney Shelly Skeen BFSN Law’s Shelly Skeen argued in front of the Texas Supreme Court on November 7, 2013 in support of the First Amendment right to speak anonymously on the Internet. The case involves a company’s and its CEO’s attempt to discover the identity of an anonymous Internet blogger, “Doe.”   Ms. Skeen is a partner of […]
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  • D1 Women’s Soccer: ACC Reigns Supreme

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    After Week 1, conference rankings haven’t changed; with the ACC reigning supreme in women’s soccer.  The PAC 12 had a great week; Stanford won two away matches, UCLA had two good wins on their home turf, and both Washington and Cal had good enough weeks to move up.  Without a doubt the PAC 12 is going to be a premier conference this year.  However, it’s hard to argue against the ACC’s supremacy with a staggering 6 teams in the BennettRank top 10; Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, UNC and Wake Forest.  UCLA, our current BR#1 and Stanford at…
  • D1 Women’s Soccer: Matches of the Week

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    The second weekend of the Division I Women’s Soccer heats up with several BennettRank Top 25 match ups, including a rematch of last year’s epic quarterfinal between UCLA  and North Carolina . Now, here is a look at our predictions for the BennettRank Featured Matches of the Week.BR8 North Carolina at BR1  UCLA  Friday August 29 7 P.M. PST/10 P.M. ESTNormally, you would expect a defending national champion to come out the following season and be somewhat complacent. However, for UCLA if last weekend was any indication they will be even tougher to deal with in 2014 after…
  • D1 Football Featured Game Predictions

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    Featured Games of the WeekDATEBRFAVOREDBRUNDERDOGWIN MARGIN08/302Florida St@14OK State608/288S Carolina13Texas A&M608/3011LSU@18Wisconsin308/3017Georgia21Clemson408/306Auburn55Arkansas25D1 Football Top 25 – Games this WeekDATEBRFAVOREDBRUNDERDOGWIN MARGIN08/301Alabama@61West Virginia2608/302Florida St@14OK State608/314Baylor79SMU3008/305Oklahoma112Louisiana Tech3008/306Auburn55Arkansas2508/288S Carolina13Texas A&M608/309UCLA@101Virginia3008/3010Ohio State@62Navy2308/3011LSU@18Wisconsin308/3017Georgia21Clemson408/3020Texas69North Texas2508/3022Florida120Idaho3008/3023UW…
  • D1 Women’s Soccer Featured Matches and Predictions

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    FEATURED MATCH PREDICTIONSDATEBRFAVOREDBRUNDERDOGWIN MARGIN08/291UCLA8UNC108/297Notre Dame13Texas Tech108/303Stanford@20Portland008/316Virginia Tech@26Ohio State008/2911Texas A&M31UCF1D1 Women’s Soccer Top 25 – Matches This Week DATEBRFAVOREDBRUNDERDOGWIN MARGIN08/311UCLA58San Diego208/291UCLA8UNC108/292FL State@43Oklahoma State108/312FL State@59Oklahoma108/303Stanford@20Portland008/314Florida@43Oklahoma State108/294Florida@59Oklahoma108/295Virginia163Richmond408/315Virginia96Villanova308/316Virginia Tech@26Ohio State008/296Virginia Tech@200Akron408/317Notre…
  • D3 Women’s Soccer Featured Matches and Predictions

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    FEATURED Match PREDICTIONSDATEBRFAVOREDBRUNDERDOGWIN MARGIN08/302William Smith11Carnegie Mellon108/2914Montclair State10Johns Hopkins008/311WA U@35Loras108/303Emory@39Virginia Wesleyan108/292William Smith@48Gettysburg1 D3 Women’s Soccer Top 25 – Matches this WeekDATEBRFAVOREDBRUNDERDOGWIN MARGIN08/311WA U@35Loras108/291WA U@61St. Olaf108/302William Smith11Carnegie Mellon108/292William Smith@48Gettysburg108/293Emory58Christopher Newport208/303Emory@39Virginia Wesleyan108/305Wheaton90Alma308/295Wheaton88Hope208/296Messiah@86Stevens208/299Trinity (Texas)94St.
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