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  • Raiders had no other choice than to start Derek Carr

    The Penalty Flag
    Ricky Davis
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    After, what took place in the final preseason game for the Oakland Raiders it became clear the Raiders must start Derek Carr. Matt Schaub suffered through a terrible preseason only adding to the pressure that eventually led to the Oakland Raiders announcing they will start the rookie quarterback in Week 1. When you compare Carr and Schaub’s preseason numbers, it is not even close. Schaub did not pass for a single touchdown and only 218 passing yards on 24-47 passes.…
  • Is the NFL Starting to “Get It”?

    The Sports Curmudgeon®
    The Sports Curmudgeon
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    I am on record here saying that the 2-game suspension given to Ray Rice after his “domestic violence event” was meager. I said the NFL was tone-deaf sending one of its VPs on ESPN Radio to declare that the NFL had taken a tough stance with regard to domestic violence. I said that Ravens’ fans were out of line cheering for Rice when he first stepped onto a practice field. I mention all of that because I want to be clear where I stand with regard to that issue. The only reason I need to mention this again is in the wake of the season-long suspension for Cleveland Browns WR, Josh Gordon.
  • Source: Cowboys to bring in Sam for physical

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    ESPN.com news services
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Michael Sam is flying to Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical Wednesday and if all goes well they will add him to their practice squad, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
  • Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Washington Redskins

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    Drew Magary
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Some people are fans of the Washington Redskins. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Washington Redskins. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.Read more...
  • Phil Hughes sits down with Bert Blyleven

    MSN Video: What's Hot > Most Watched > Sports
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes sits down with analyst Bert Blyleven.
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  • Source: Cowboys to bring in Sam for physical

    ESPN.com news services
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Michael Sam is flying to Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical Wednesday and if all goes well they will add him to their practice squad, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
  • Badge of Honor: Yankees to wear Jeter patch

    Darren Rovell
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that the team will wear a patch of Derek Jeter's final season logo on all player hats and uniforms from Sept. 7, the day that the shortstop will be honored at Yankee Stadium, through the end of the season.
  • NFL bans Irsay six games, fines him $500K

    ESPN.com news services
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The NFL on Tuesday suspended Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 after the Indianapolis Colts owner pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • Wisconsin backup QB Stave out indefinitely

    Travis Haney
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Wisconsin junior quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with a sore throwing shoulder, the school announced Tuesday morning.
  • Belichick on Gronk in Week 1: Not so fast

    Lee Schechter
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he's not ready to say whether tight end Rob Gronkowski will play Sunday.
 
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    Deadspin

  • Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Washington Redskins

    Drew Magary
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Some people are fans of the Washington Redskins. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Washington Redskins. This 2014 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group.Read more...
  • Michael Sam Reportedly Set To Join Cowboys' Practice Squad

    Tom Ley
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    After failing to make the St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster or practice squad , it looks like Michael Sam has found himself a new gig as a member of the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.Read more...
  • Gawker Walmart Workers Rant About the "Nonsense" New Dress Code | Gizmodo How to Keep Photos of Your

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Tommy Craggs to Deadspin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Gawker Walmart Workers Rant About the "Nonsense" New Dress Code | Gizmodo How to Keep Photos of Your Naked Body Off the Internet | io9 The Disturbingly Inexact Science Of Food Expiration Dates | Kotaku Even YouTube's Most Popular Gamer Is Sick Of The Comments | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Shorts Are Not For Cool People

    Greg Howard on The Concourse, shared by Greg Howard to Deadspin
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Earlier today, celebrated thinkpiece writer Hamilton Nolan made some sounds over on middling Deadspin aggregator Gawker, claiming that "it is still fine for men to wear shorts." Young Nolan is correct, as things go. Read more...
  • Reporter Who Didn't Actually Ask Historically Dumb Question Passes Away

    Barry Petchesky
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    "How long have you been a black quarterback?"Read more...
 
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • 2014 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    With the NFL's 2014 regular season finally set to open on Thursday night, SC's Brad Oremland reveals his annual NFL preseason power rankings, including playoff and Super Bowl predictions, plus the best Week 1 selection in survivor pools.
  • Macho Meatheads

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Ron Washington wants Yu Darvish on the mound before his elbow inflammation heals properly. The Mets aren't ready to shut David Wright down despite shoulder issues. Neither team's going anywhere. SC's Jeff Kallman thinks machismo is overruling medical and other sense here.
  • Rough Summer Waters For San Jose Sharks

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    The San Jose Sharks have been a model of consistency for more the past decade. But strife on the roster and in the locker room has made 2014 the roughest — and most intriguing — summer in team history. Are they doomed from the start or is the upcoming season a blessing in disguise?
  • Foul Territory: Well-Oiled Machines

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    In this edition of Foul Territory, Matt Prater now has a 12-game season because of a 12-ounce can, Tiger Woods ditches his swing coach, and Richie Incognito could be back in the NFL for a team owned by a Glazer, which rhymes with hazer.
  • 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.
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    Yahoo Sports - Top News

  • Monfils beats Dimitrov, into quarters of US Open (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Gael Monfils, a flashy Frenchman known more for his shot-making than results, beat Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010.
  • NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000 (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Irsay is barred from team facilities, practices and games and cannot represent the Colts at NFL meetings or events. ''I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players,'' Goodell told Irsay in a…
  • Belichick says he'll make call on Gronk return (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    One day after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to return, Bill Belichick reminded him it will be the coach's decision. ''With all due respect to Rob, I'm glad he feels the way he does,'' Belichick said during a conference call Tuesday. So it was surprising when Gronkowski told reporters Monday he was ''super excited'' to be returning this week - before Belichick said anything of the sort. ''It just feels good in my mind to know that I'll be out there with my boys, working hard, grinding with them, being out there.'' Gronkowski said he was just getting it…
  • Baylor QB Petty plans to play with cracked bones (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty says he plans to play for the 10th-ranked Bears in Saturday's night game against Northwestern State despite two cracked small bones in his back. He also ran for a score to put Baylor up 31-0.
  • 49ers' Harbaugh won't tolerate domestic violence (Yahoo Sports)

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Tuesday that the team will not tolerate domestic violence. Harbaugh gave his comments and maintained a firm stance about the topic during his radio segment on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges. ''You ask me how I feel about domestic violence. I can be very clear about that,'' Harbaugh said.
 
 
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    MLB News Index

  • Today's MLB starting lineups: Sept. 2

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
  • No matter how career plays out, Sam an inspiration

    Billy Bean
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I let the news settle in over the weekend, and I realized that it doesn't really matter if Michael Sam was let go by the Rams or ever plays a down in the NFL. He is one of the bravest young men I have ever met. He'll inspire others for the rest of his life, a hero to so many people gay or straight.
  • O's add four to roster; Machado to 60-day DL

    Brittany Ghiroli
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The Orioles added four players to their expanded roster on Tuesday, recalling pitchers Ryan Webb and T.J. McFarland along with catcher Steve Clevenger. The team also selected the contract of outfielder Quintin Berry from Triple-A Norfolk, transferring Manny Machado to the 60-day disabled list to clear a roster spot.
  • Yankees make flurry of moves, recall four

    Joey Nowak
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The Yankees recalled four players -- catcher John Ryan Murphy; right-handers Preston Claiborne, Bryan Mitchell and Chase Whitley -- from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and selected left-hander Rich Hill and outfielder Chris Young to the active roster from Triple-A ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Red Sox.
  • Red-hot Ellsbury named AL Player of Week

    Joey Nowak
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was named the American League Player of the Week for the second time in his career on Monday after batting .522 during the last week of August.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • NFL Predictions 2014

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    Demonstrating my immunity to embarrassment, it is time again for my NFL analysis and predictions. The season is about to get underway and I will try to forecast how the regular season will end. I will leave these words on the website; they will not mysteriously disappear – unless the whole website crashes and burns – and then sometime in January/February 2015, I will go back and give myself grades on how well the predictions matched to reality. I am certain to offend the fans of some of the teams I think will do poorly this year. However, if I am wrong and those teams do well, I want to…
  • Schizophrenic Month Coming Up

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    As we begin the month of September, be forewarned that this is going to be a schizophrenic month: Sept 5 is “Be Late For Something Day”. I know some people who celebrate this day 365 days a year; they avoid punctuality like poison ivy. Sept 6 is “Fight Procrastination Day”. These celebrants need to work with the chronically tardy folks mentioned above to create a weeklong festival. Ten years ago, if anyone had suggested to me that this was going to happen, I would have said he/she was smoking some really high quality “stuff”. However, consider the reports that say Chung-an…
  • Recommended Reading

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    I often quote Scott Ostler of the SF Chronicle. He is insightful and entertaining at the same time. His son just went off to college leaving an “empty nest”. This column in the SF Chronicle demonstrates that Scott Ostler is a wonderful writer in addition to being a sports columnist. I commend it to your reading.
  • Is the NFL Starting to “Get It”?

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
    I am on record here saying that the 2-game suspension given to Ray Rice after his “domestic violence event” was meager. I said the NFL was tone-deaf sending one of its VPs on ESPN Radio to declare that the NFL had taken a tough stance with regard to domestic violence. I said that Ravens’ fans were out of line cheering for Rice when he first stepped onto a practice field. I mention all of that because I want to be clear where I stand with regard to that issue. The only reason I need to mention this again is in the wake of the season-long suspension for Cleveland Browns WR, Josh Gordon.
  • 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…
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    The Penalty Flag

  • Raiders had no other choice than to start Derek Carr

    Ricky Davis
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    After, what took place in the final preseason game for the Oakland Raiders it became clear the Raiders must start Derek Carr. Matt Schaub suffered through a terrible preseason only adding to the pressure that eventually led to the Oakland Raiders announcing they will start the rookie quarterback in Week 1. When you compare Carr and Schaub’s preseason numbers, it is not even close. Schaub did not pass for a single touchdown and only 218 passing yards on 24-47 passes.…
  • BenJarvis Green-Ellis: The Law Firm is closed

    Ricky Davis
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    After his dismissal from the Cincinnati Bengals, BenJarvis Green-Ellis isn’t sure what’s next? Green-Ellis is known for his hard running style but recently has declined since his first season with the Bengals when he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. In his second season with the Bengals, he only averaged 3.4 yards per carry, but the stats do not tell the whole story. He did not look like the same back the entire season. Could this just come from the arrival of up and coming back Giovani Bernard?…
  • Gus Bradley’s season-changing wrong decision

    Sean Naylor
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    When doing my research and preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft, I found a diamond in the rough. Quarterbacks were plenty in this draft but to me one stood out above the rest. It was not Teddy Bridgewater, nor Johnny Manziel or Derek Carr. It was a junior out of Central Florida that caught my eye, Blake Bortles. This, ladies and gentleman, should be the starting QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars. As I watched YouTube video of Blake Bortles, I could see something special.…
  • Why is Jeff Fisher never on the hot seat?

    Mike Roland
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    St. Louis Rams’ Jeff Fisher has been a head coach in the NFL for the better part of the last twenty years. He has a reputation of being a great coach, a likable person and winning persona. Well, he must be an extremely charming individual on a personal level because a quick rundown of his recent accomplishments leaves you wondering how the guy has held a job for so long. Again, his popularity alone will garner this article some negative comments about how I have no idea what good coaching is, but I am really just looking at the facts and records that go along with Fisher.…
  • NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014

    Daniel Lucia
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Every year the landscape of the NFL is changing. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. With the way, the salary cap is and the constant turnover in talent, things can change drastically over a calendar year. Each season young players mature and come into their own, and others regress. These are the NFL players poised for a breakout season in 2014. Montee Ball, Denver Broncos: As the number two running back behind Knowshon Moreno in 2013, Ball put up respectable numbers rushing for 559 yards and 145 receiving yards as a rookie.…
 
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    NFL.com

  • Injury roundup: Joe Mays, Marquess Wilson on IR-recall

    NFL.com
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Chiefs placed linebacker Joe Mays on the IR-recall list on Tuesday, while the Bears did the same with towering wideout Marquess Wilson. Find out more in the Around The NFL injury roundup.
  • Stephen Hill signed to Panthers' practice squad

    Hanzus, Dan
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Former New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has been signed to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. The 2012 second-round pick was released by the Jets on Saturday.
  • Cowboys plan to sign Michael Sam to practice squad

    Sessler, Marc
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The Dallas Cowboys plan to bring free-agent defensive end Michael Sam in for a physical on Wednesday, per Ian Rapoport. If all goes well, Sam will be added to the team's practice squad.
  • Niners GM: Due process to 'play out' for Ray McDonald

    Wyche, Steve
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Following Ray McDonald's arrest over the weekend, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said that, while the team won't tolerate domestic violence, the defensive end will be granted due process.
  • Brian Waters retires after 13 seasons in NFL

    Hanzus, Dan
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Longtime guard Brian Waters has decided to retire. The offensive lineman spent 13 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys.
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    College Sports: Rivals.com Headlines

  • Cowart names his leader

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The nation's No. 1 player, Byron Cowart, has a new leader and a new wildcard entry in his top five.
  • Cowart names his leader

    30 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The nation's No. 1 player, Byron Cowart, has a new leader and a new wildcard entry in his top five.
  • Gators land R150 prospect

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Florida landed its highest-ranked 2015 prospect to date on Sunday afternoon when Rivals 150 standout Noah Dickerson committed.
  • ND officials investigating academic fraud

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Notre Dame is investigating potential academic fraud that could include members of the football team, sources have told Yahoo Sports.
  • Trojans look to reclaim Pac-12 throne

    4 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    While it has been a few years since USC was on top, there are several signs that point to the Trojans taking the reign of the conference sooner rather than later.
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    The Big Lead

  • Kenny Hill Doesn't Have a Working Phone or Cable TV, But He's in the Heisman Race

    thebiglead2013
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Kenny Hill, the latest undersized QB under the guidance of coach Kevin Sumlin to post astronomical numbers, is an interesting college kid. Forget for a moment that Hill got arrested for public intoxication in March – police found him sleeping in a planter full of rocks and plants, and when asked who the President was, he said “Bush” –  and that his father is a former MLB pitcher who spent 14 years in the MLB and was the NL Cy Young runner up in 1994. This is why Hill, who went from unknown to Heisman contender in about three hours, is fascinating: Hill said his phone…
  • Michael Sam: Dallas Cowboys Plan on Bringing Him in for a Workout

    Jason Lisk
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Michael Sam may be back in the NFL soon. According to Adam Schefter, the defensively-challenged Dallas Cowboys plan on bringing Sam in for a workout, and if all goes well, will sign him to the practice squad. You would think this is a formality given the news it will generate; the Cowboys aren’t going to want to become the focus unless they were wanting to move forward assuming he passes the physical. Sam was cut by the Rams Saturday, and went unclaimed by every other team in the league. Sam hasn’t shown the ability to drop back into coverage as a linebacker, and he’s not…
  • B1G Game of Thrones Video: What College Football Team is the Lannisters?

    Stephen Douglas
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The B1G made a computer generated video showing all the conference schools pop up like the Game of Thrones opening credits. To take the video to its logical conclusion, YouTube user Tom McGrath added the GoT theme, thus creating B1G0T… No, that’s not appropriate. Great job. Feel free to debate what school is what house while sharing this post on #socialmedia. In other Game of Thrones + Sports news, Tywin Lannister filmed a Rugby World Cup commercial. (Via SB Nation) RELATED: Game of Thrones-Inspired Soccer Kits Make You Wish for a Westeros World Cup RELATED: Game of…
  • On the Road: Watching a Gut-Punching Badgers Loss to LSU in Houston

    Ryan Glasspiegel
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    My life was so good when, on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Melvin Gordon banged out a 63-yard run to the LSU 12. Though, in hindsight, it was precarious that Gordon got caught from behind, Wisconsin punched it in five plays later to take a 24-7 lead that felt insurmountable. Outnumbered 3-to-1 in the crowd, and thought to be able to win the game by nobody (other than Stone Cold Steve Austin), the Badgers were stomping LSU in every facet of the game. We were going to prance around Houston like kings. “Barring an LSU defense or special teams touchdown, we’re for…
  • Andy Murray Made a Crazy Serve Face at the U.S. Open

    Stephen Douglas
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Andy Murray beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7-5, 7-5, 6-4) in the 4th round of the U.S. Open on Monday. During the match, Getty positioned a photographer at the top of the stadium and had them capture this image of Murray looking like an insane person. Without the ball in the frame, Murray looks like he might be terrified and trying to kill a flying creature that got into his home. Tennis is truly the most graceful sport. RELATED: Novak Djokovic Had a Cameo Cut Out of Expendables 2 That (Probably) Helped Andy Murray Win Wimbledon RELATED: Andy Murray’s Wimbledon Win Recreated With Legos…
 
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    Footballguys.com News Blogger

  • Jets | Dee Milliner not expected to start

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    New York Jets CB Dee Milliner (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders due to a high ankle sprain that has kept him out since Aug. 10. CBs Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls are expected to start against the Raiders.
  • Chiefs | Alex Smith financials

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith's four-year deal includes an $18 million signing bonus, a $1 million salary for 2014, an $11.9 base salary for 2015, a $14.1 million base salary for 2016, a $10.2 million base salary for 2017 and a $14.5 million base salary for 2018.
  • Chiefs | Joe Mays status

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Kansas City Chiefs placed LB Joe Mays (wrist) on the Reserve/Designated to Return list Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Panthers | D.J. Smith released

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The Carolina Panthers released LB D.J. Smith Tuesday, Sept. 2.
  • Panthers | Stephen Hill signed to practice squad

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent WR Stephen Hill (Jets) to their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 2.
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    HockeyBuzz.com

  • Matt Henderson: Charting The Pacific

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    It’s an exciting time of year for Oiler fans because the crispness in the Fall air is there to tell us that Hockey is right around the corner. In a very short amount of time the Oilers will be testing their rookies against those of a few other clubs and then main Camp will begin. It’s all happening so fast and I for one cant wait to see how the added depth will impact the NHL club. The bigg...
  • Jason Lewis: Player Evaluation: Tanner Pearson

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    We continue our run of knocking these bad boys out (Holy cow did September get here fast...), and if you missed the last one on Jordan Nolan take a look. Tanner Pearson #70 Age: 22 Contract Status: ELC $735K through 2014-15 (RFA) Stats: Other stats Shooting %: 7.5 Points per game (Playoff/Reg.): 0.50/0.28 Corsi on: 11.96 Corsi relative: -0.4 QoC relative: -.347 His season...
  • Mark Spizzirri: A healthy Helm would help in 2014-15

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Make sure to follow Mark on Twitter! With the month of August having come to a close and the official start of training camp just a little over 2 weeks away, the focus begins to return to the main club and some of the questions surrounding some of the veterans wearing the Winged Wheel. One of the seemingly forgotten guys who should still be expected to play a crucial role this season is Darr...
  • Paul McCann: Busy September in Pred Nation

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Oh September, at last you are here! Our long, hot, hockeyless summer is coming to an end. Smashville is cranking it up with a lot of great events to get us ready for hockey. As the team filters back into Nashville, activity at Centennial Sportsplex will begin to ramp up as informal skates will be taking place on a daily basis… here’s what September looks like for the Predators… - Satur...
  • James Tanner: Coyotes Questions Heading into the Season

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Follow @james_tanner123 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); With the NHL season right around the corner, it's time to look into some of the more interest...
 
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    SportsPickle

  • Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander Confirms He Had Lots of Sex with Supermodel Kate Upton

    DJ Gallo
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander today confirmed that photos that hit the Internet last weekend showing him and supermodel Kate Upton in various states of undress are authentic. “Oh, yeah. That all happened. Those pictures were definitely from my phone,” said Verlander. “So now everyone knows I have had repeated sexual relations with supermodel Kate Upton. That’s my truth, okay? I’m going to just accept that it is now public knowledge and move on.” The former Cy Young winner apologized if he was “in the wrong for having too much sex…
  • VIDEO: Watch USA Basketball Players React to New Zealand’s Pregame Haka

    DJ Gallo
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    The post VIDEO: Watch USA Basketball Players React to New Zealand’s Pregame Haka appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Miami Hurricanes Hire Recording of Ray Lewis Yelling About Stuff as New Head Coach

    DJ Gallo
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Miami Hurricanes announced today that they have relieved head football coach Al Golden of his duties. The program’s new head coach will be a recording turned all the way up of former Hurricanes linebacker Ray Lewis yelling about stuff. “I appreciate Al Golden’s years here at Miami, but I think the yelling Ray Lewis tape is what we need right now as a program,” said University president Donna Shalala, announcing the move. “With that, I would like to announce our new head coach.” A recording of Lewis giving some sort of motivational speech then came on…
  • The 32 Worst Starting Quarterbacks in the NFL

    DJ Gallo
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders He beat out Matt Schaub for the starting job. Matt Schaub! A smart NFL team would have already cut Carr for being barely better than Matt Schaub.  Even more embarrassing, Carr is regarded as the worst of the quarterbacking Carrs. His older brother, David Carr, entered the NFL as a much more highly regarded prospect, was horrible and wore white gloves. “Oh, but David Carr could have been good if he hadn’t been on the expansion Texans!” No. But, sure: let’s pretend this theory isn’t insane. Derek Carr is on the Raiders, the eternal…
  • VIDEO: Sometimes the Beautiful Game Includes Reporters Getting a Dildo in the Ear

    DJ Gallo
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    He shook that off pretty well. All that he learned in his journalism school’s Ear Dildos 101 class paid off. The post VIDEO: Sometimes the Beautiful Game Includes Reporters Getting a Dildo in the Ear appeared first on SportsPickle.
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    EDSBS

  • HATIN' ASS SPURRIER REVIEWS WEEK ONE

    Spencer Hall
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE "I thought we paid a pretty good tribute to Brad Scott's South Carolina teams on Thursday night." "They call it a 3-4 defense in Columbia cause you miss three, maybe four tackles a play, and it adds up to seven in the end." "You see that Ole Miss defense? I didn't know Hugh Freeze belonged to a horse-slaughterin' congregation. Pentecostals really are something." "Only team that handled Temple worse than Vanderbilt was the moneychangers." "Can't say I'm surprised Penn State won that Dublin game. They're used to playin for a crowd that doesn't understand…
  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EXPLOITS OF O'LEARY, KNIGHT OF O'ER-LANDO, IN HIS TRAVELS IN IRELAND

    ActionCookbook
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    IN WHICH THIS POET ATTEMPTS TO BRING LIGHT TO THE LEGEND AND MYTH OF THE KNIGHT OF CENTRAL FLORIDA IN HIS VICTORIOUS JOURNEY TO THE PARK OF CROKE (as told to the University of Central Florida Media Relations Department by George O'Leary) And lo it was, fine Lad O'Leary of O'er Lando, born of the Longest Island, late of Technical Georgia, went forth on an expedition, over the volcano and Bortlesless, to the Emerald Isle, where he would mightily do battle with the Lion of Pennsyltucky.  Listen here and you shall hear the tale, in all its truths! It was on this weekend journey that fine…
  • THE CURIOUS INDEX, 9/2/2014

    Spencer Hall
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    PIRATE LES IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR WITH YOUR SEAS OF CHEESE SAIL THE SEAS OF CHEESE AT YOUR OWN RISK, WISCONSIN. Melvin Gordon did have a hip flexor injury limiting his play in the second half of Wisconsin's astonishing 27-24 collapse against LSU, but the physical only explains so much in life. You thought the one place you would be safe was on the seas of cheese, Wisconsin. And you were oh so wrong about that. AL GOLDEN'S SHIRT FILLS WITH HELIUM, SOARS INTO THE DISTANCE. Good morning, Miami football. Remember when a coach could hop atop the Howard Schnellenberger Dade County Recruiting Tank,…
  • HAPPY LABOR DAY

    Spencer Hall
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    ENJOY THE FRUITS OF THE OPEN MARKET If you don't have to work on a specific day, you should definitely not work that day. That's our attitude towards Labor Day, where you, the Great American Worker, gets an excuse to not work, spend time with your families and friends, and definitely not work before watching Louisville/Miami tonight. We'll be back tomorrow, and so will Hatin' Ass Spurrier.* *Like you could keep him away.
  • BLATANT HOMERISM: IDAHO VS. FLORIDA

    Spencer Hall
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    THE BEST PERFORMANCE BY FLORIDA IN A LONG TIME BRINGS HOPE TO GATOR NATION A review by unit: OFFENSE: A++++++ No fumbles, no interceptions, no plays for a loss, and not even a single punt on the night. Jeff Driskel appeared comfortable at the line, leading the offense to their best performance in years. Efficient, error-free, and perfect are strong words, but they are reasons for hope for fans longing for something like offensive competence for the Gators in 2014. DEFENSE: A++++++ Didn't allow a yard all night, and kept Idaho scoreless. Failed to generate any turnovers, but that's an area of…
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  • Since Kendall Jenner Is An Important Model Now, You May Refer To Her As Simply ‘Kendall’

    Stacey Ritzen
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Getty Image There are only maybe a handful of supermodels over the years who have been able to get away with using one name: Gisele. Twiggy. Iman. Now you can add “Kendall” to that list because 18-year-old Kendall Jenner is dropping her last name. You see, Kendall is a Very Important Model now, and therefore no longer professionally associates with the family of parasites that essentially put her in the public eye to begin with and are therefore responsible for her having a modeling career at all. The 18-year-old reality star will go by “Kendall” for all of her…
  • January Jones Wants You To Know She’s ‘Flattered’ That The Fat Jew Wants To Drink Her Butt Sweat

    Cajun Boy
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Shutterstock Recently, ubiquitous internet person the Fat Jew — whole actual name is Josh Ostrovsky — expressed interest in drinking January Jones’ post-hot yoga class butt sweat in an Instagram comment. The actress who plays Betty Draper took notice and said today on Instagram that she’s “flattered” he would want to do so. Instagram Take note, folks — this is how you get brands to pay you $2500 a pop to mention them in Instagram posts, apparently. #lightenupFiled under: TV, Web Culture Tagged: #lightenup, JANUARY JONES, the fat jew
  • Here’s Six-Minutes Of New Robot-Narrated, Kraken-Blasting ‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’ Footage

    Nathan Birch
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    2K Games Four of the leaders from Civ: Beyond Earth.  Sit back everybody, because it’s time to listen to a soothing robot voice describe some brand new Civilization: Beyond Earth gameplay footage. This particular footage gives you a bit of an overview of the game’s affinity system — in this case, we see the difference between the “Purity” and “Supremacy” paths. Oh, and a Kraken also gets it’s ass blown up, so there’s that. Check out the footage for yourself below… Yup, probably going to need to get a new laptop when this game hits.
  • What’s On Tonight: That Time Carrot Top Was Billed Higher Than Brienne of Tarth

    Dustin Rowles
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Getty Image The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic (ABC, 8 p.m.) — I don’t disagree about the fact that Frozen is an animated “classic,” but it’s a little too early to anoint it as such, isn’t it? Give it maybe a decade before we start calling a movie a classic. Anyway, maybe they’ll tell the story about how Prince inadvertently contributed the line “the cold never bothered me anyway” to “Let It Go.” 19 Kids and Counting (TLC, 9 p.m.) — Yes, it is the kind of night where this show rises to the level of a…
  • This Pooping Cat Fail Is Just What We Need To Get Us Through The Day Today

    Stacey Ritzen
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    According to the person who posted this YouTube video on Reddit with the caption: “Our cat tried out a new and innovative way to poop,” the cat actually is toilet trained which only makes this like 75% ridiculous. Pssst, hey cat! Your ass is not over the part of the toilet you’re supposed to poop in! On the plus side, of all of the potential outcomes here, cleaning a cat poop off of the floor is probably still a million times more preferable than cleaning a cat that fell in the toilet. I’m what you’d call an “optimist.” Filed under: Web Culture…
 
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  • Looks Like Michael Sam’s Gonna Be A Cowboy

    RobotsFightingDinosaurs
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    twitter It was the tweet that launched 1,000 bad Brokeback Mountain jokes. The recently cut Michael Sam might, if a physical goes smoothly, find a spot on the Cowboys’ practice squad. Again, this was more or less to be expected, there are lots of teams that have a strong need at defensive end, and after Sam was cut, a team was bound to pick him up given the skill he showed during the preseason. If it wasn’t the Cowboys, it’d be the Packers, or some other team. Either way, it’s great that Sam’s story gets to continue, at least for the time being. For now, however,…
  • Marshawn Lynch Working Out With Skittle Weights

    Christmas Ape
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Marshawn Lynch missed some of training camp because of a holdout, so he had to make up for lost time by hitting his Skittle weights extra hard. He’s using the stationary bike with Skittles as his motivation and deadlifting and snatching weights filled with candy. Too bad there isn’t a listed amount on those weights. I bet all the colors of the rainbow really add up.
  • Jim Irsay Suspended For Six Games, Fined $500K

    Sarah Sprague
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    KSK The NFL moved quickly today to resolve one last bit of nasty offseason business by suspending Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for six games and fined $500,000 as punishment for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated this morning in Hamilton County court. Blood taken at the time of the March 16 arrest showed that Irsay had oxycodone, hydrocodone alprazolam in his system when he was found stopped in the middle of the street unable to find his house. The half-million dollar fine is the the maximum cash amount allowed under the NFL constitution,…
  • 4th and Goal, The RobotsFightingDinosaurs Story: Chapter 1 Recap

    RobotsFightingDinosaurs
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    clipartbest First and foremost, I wanted to thank you all for joining me a few days ago as I began my journey to the Super Bowl. As you know, if you were watching on Twitch, it was… a rough start. My coaches refused to play me in the first preseason game, and after badgering them into starting me when the season started, I realized that, well, I might not have been exactly ready to lead the Raiders. It’s hard to be an NFL quarterback. People call you names. They start memes like ROBOCEPTION and DINOFUMBLE even when COME ON MOST OF THOSE WEREN’T MY FAULT. I threw at least…
  • Robert Griffin III literally PUNCHED George W. Bush

    PFT Commenter
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    In case you missed it Robert Griffin III had his first non-sandwhich statute unveiled of himself at Baylor this weekend during the opening of the teamses new football stadium. You know the last time a guy thought he was worthy of this much worship in Waco thing’s didnt turn out so well Im just saying, no offense. pictured: 2busts pic.twitter.com/nqySPgQPkX — PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) September 1, 2014 They also brought Griffin out onto the feild for the pregame cointoss which is ironic because most people in the USA cant make head or tails of why Kirk Cousins isnt the week 1…
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  • Max Hall Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More on Former NFL QB

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Former NFL quarterback Max Hall was arrested Friday on charges of shoplifting and cocaine possession. AZCentral.com reported the news of Hall's arrest Tuesday, with details as to what transpired: Gilbert police were called to the Best Buy near Loop 202 and Williams Field Road at about 11:30 a.m. Friday where they found Hall in possession of "several stolen items from Best Buy and a nearby Walmart," according to a Gilbert police spokesman.  Police also found a "personal use quantity of cocaine," according to the spokesman. Brahm Resnik of 12 News in Arizona tweeted Hall's mugshot: Hall…
  • DeMarcus Lawrence Injury: Updates on Cowboys Rookie's Recovery from Foot Surgery

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    As expected, the Dallas Cowboys announced Tuesday that they had placed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence on their revocable injured reserve as he continues to recover from a foot injury suffered during training camp.     In conjunction with Lawrence's departure from the active roster, the Cowboys have also signed former Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford: According to NFL rules, Lawrence will not be able to practice for the first six weeks of the 2014 season and cannot play for the first eight weeks. He will be eligible to return beginning with the Cowboys' Week 9 game…
  • Fantasy Football Week 1 Matchups: Must-Start Players of the Week

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    NFL Week 1 is upon us which means that fantasy football is officially back. Who are some players that you need in your lineup because of an especially juicy Week 1 matchup? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report Fantasy Expert Anita Marks discuss the players to get in your lineup in the video above.
  • Biggest Villain in World Football in August

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Despite a criminal record that includes various convictions for tax evasion, forgery and abuse of office, and a history of making racist and sexist remarks, Carlo Tavecchio was elected president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on August 11. (Goal.com provides his rap sheet here.) According to The Guardian, the 71-year-old won 63.63 percent of votes cast in the third round of balloting and 18 of the 20 Serie A clubs lined up in support of the former head of Italy’s amateur football apparatus, as per Goal. Not surprisingly, UEFA launched an inquiry into Tavecchio’s most…
  • Fantasy Football 2014: Running Backs Who Will Provide Fantastic Value

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    With football season now just days away, it's a busy time for fantasy football drafts. Being able to walk away at season's end as a champion requires not only drafting the elite players, but also finding great value in your draft selections. Here are three running backs who provide excellent value for the upcoming fantasy football season.   Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns After three successful seasons to start his career backing up Arian Foster in Houston, Ben Tate has finally found a starting gig elsewhere with the Cleveland Browns. He's never reached the 1,000-yard plateau, but he's…
 
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  • Turner Scott Motorsports folds Hornaday's team (The Associated Press)

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Turner Scott Motorsports has shut down the Truck Series team driven by Ron Hornaday Jr., a move that forced the layoff of 18 employees. ''The decision to lay off any employee is painful and we realize the affects it has on their lives,'' team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. said Tuesday. Ben Kennedy and Cameron Hayley did compete for Turner Scott on Sunday. Kyle Larson and Dylan Kwasniewski raced Saturday at Atlanta in the Nationwide Series race for Turner Scott.
  • Stats advance: Analyzing the Federated Auto Parts 400 (NASCAR.com)

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    RELATED: Play NASCAR Fantasy Live " Sign up for RaceView today 2014 Chase Grid Outlook Pos.DriversWinsPointsChase Bonus Pts1Jeff Gordon387292Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...
  • Federated Auto Parts 400 entry list (NASCAR.com)

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
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    2 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    See who is on the Nationwide Series entry list for Richmond
  • Only 2 Chase spots up for grabs at Richmond (The Associated Press)

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    There are only two spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship up for grabs headed into NASCAR's regular-season finale at Richmond, where a first-time winner this season could snag a last-minute berth. Kasey Kahne did it Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where his first win of the season earned him an automatic berth in the 16-driver field. Matt Kenseth, who is winless on the year, also became eligible based on points. I knew Atlanta was a better opportunity for myself to win at than Richmond.'' There are 17 drivers who have a win-and-in shot at making the Chase at Richmond.
 
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    Reuters: Sports News

  • Seahawks face tough task to repeat Super Bowl glory

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks will start the 2014 NFL campaign this week as the bookmakers' favourites to repeat as Super Bowl champions but they they will have a tough task living up to last season’s success.
  • Pioneering Sam has already made impact on the league

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    (Reuters) - Michael Sam has already made a significant impact on the National Football League, even though his long cherished dream to become the league's first openly gay player may never materialize.
  • China's Peng routs Swiss teen to reach U.S. Open semis

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long measure of grand slam patience paid off for Peng Shuai of China, who reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday by routing Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-1 in the Flushing Meadows heat.
  • International teams to play record nine NBA preseason games

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:52 pm
    (Reuters) - Three top international teams will visit the United States and Canada for a combined nine preseason games against nine National Basketball Association teams this October, the league said on Tuesday.
  • Durant re-signs with Nike, spurning Under Armour deal

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reigning National Basketball Association MVP Kevin Durant has signed a new shoe deal with sports apparel retailer Nike, spurning a deal from rival Under Armour that reportedly was worth as much as $285 million over 10 years.
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    ProFootballTalk

  • Bears place Marquess Wilson on injured reserve/recall

    Mike Wilkening
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:33 pm
    If Marquess Wilson is to return to the Bears’ lineup, it will have to be after midseason. The club has placed Wilson, the second-year wide receiver from Washington State, on injured reserve with a designation to be recalled, the club announced. The 21-year-old Wilson suffered a broken collarbone early in training camp. He was expected…
  • Cowboys plan to add Michael Sam to practice squad

    Michael David Smith
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Michael Sam is about to find an NFL home. The Cowboys plan to bring in Sam for a physical and sign him to the practice squad if he passes, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Cowboys spent time today calling players to gauge their reaction to signing…
  • Lions put LB Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation to return

    Mike Wilkening
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The Lions will be without their second-round pick for at least eight games. The club is placing rookie outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve/designated for return, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported Tuesday. The 24-year-old Van Noy is recovering from sports hernia surgery. In a corresponding roster move, the club re-signed defensive end Darryl…
  • Tune in to PFT on NBCSN for Paul Burmeister’s debut

    Mike Florio
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    It’s a big day for NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk.  Today’s edition marks the debut of Paul Burmeister. A former Iowa quarterback and one of the original on-air employees at NFL Network, Burmeister joins NBC as the show’s co-host, and his first appearance happens today. Joining him at the big desk in the last week in…
  • Browns signing Vinston Painter off Broncos practice squad

    Josh Alper
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The Browns are continuing to shuffle their roster ahead of the start of the regular season. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that Cleveland is signing offensive lineman Vinston Painter off of Denver’s practice squad and adding him to their 53-man roster. The move will be guaranteed three weeks of pay at the active…
 
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    Hail Mary Jane

  • Free The Plant: Taking a look at Marijuana Prohibition, and Legalization

    Beth
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    For what was most likely thousands of years before documentation, and before prohibition in the early 1900′s, cannabis was used as a medicine for a wide variety of ailments,  and was one of the most important textiles worldwide. Jack Herer put together a history of the use of it as a medicine and textile for Chapter […]
  • How Do You Promote Legal CannaBusinesses?

    DavidB
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Cannabis’ re-legalization will be tied to a host of regulation.  That’s just the truth.  Part of that regulation will concern how cannabis and cannabis businesses get advertised.  If you are a ganjapreneur with dreams of your own cannabusiness in our re-legalized future you should keep reading.   We have two re-legalized states. What is the […]
  • Connecticut MMJ Opens with Empty Shelves

    DavidB
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:20 am
    Despite the fact its’ shelves are, for the moment, empty, a legal cannabis dispensary opening its’ doors for business is still significant.  Walls are cracking on America’s east coast.   The first of six medical marijuana dispensaries formally opened in Connecticut on Wednesday night. The dispensary – Prime Wellness of Connecticut – doesn’t yet actually […]
  • These Old Videos Prove How Real Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y Are

    Lenny
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Being on the grind in this time in my life has really made me reflect a lot on friendship. What that means. What it means to truly work hard with people you are close with in order to help each other win in your lives and break through. I feel like through my journey I […]
  • Is Organic Grower Solutions Soil REALLY “Just Add Water”?

    Wookwok
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    If you haven’t heard of Organic Grower Solutions Soil before, a Colorado Springs based company has crafted a soil, composed of only organic ingredients, with the claim that you “just add water” and you’ll have enough nutrients to get you from seed (or clone) to harvest.  And while I have seen great results with Organic […]
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  • 2014 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings – Week 1

    LestersLegends
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    The smell of football is in the air. Here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 1 fantasy football tight end rankings. 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. Graham will terrorize the Atlanta Falcons this week. He had 145 yards and two touchdowns against them last year. 2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos Orange Julius exploded on the scene with 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games. He faces the Indianapolis Colts. Thomas had five catches for 41…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings – Week 1

    LestersLegends
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    The smell of football is in the air. Here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 1 fantasy football wide receiver rankings. 1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions Megatron has averaged 1,712.3 yards and 11 touchdowns over the past three seasons. He should have his way with the New York Giants’ secondary. 2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos Thomas has averaged 1,432 yards and 12 touchdowns over the past two seasons shagging balls from Peyton Manning. He starts his quest for a third straight monster season against the Indianapolis Colts. Thomas had 82 yards and a score against them last year. 3.
  • Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 9/3/14

    LestersLegends
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Josh Collmenter, Arizona Diamondbacks 2 San Diego Padres Collmenter is 9-7 with a 3.97 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He’s 2-0 against the Padres with a 0.66 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP. He’s 4-3 lifetime against them with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP Season Totals: 45-50, 809.2 IP, 707 Ks, 3.85 ERA (346 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (791 hits, 248 walks)
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings – Week 1

    LestersLegends
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    The smell of football is in the air. Here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 1 fantasy football running back rankings. 1. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles Shady finished with 2,146 total yards and 11 touchdowns last year. He should get off to a fast start against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags ranked 29th last year in run defense with 131.8 yards allowed per game. They were also one of four teams to allow 20 touchdowns. 2. Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs Charles, who combined for 1,980 total yards and 19 touchdowns last season, starts off against the Tennessee Titans. He had 145…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings – Week 1

    LestersLegends
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    The smell of football is in the air. Here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 1 fantasy football quarterback rankings. 1. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos  Peyton Manning shattered NFL records last year en route to turning in the finest fantasy football season ever. He threw for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns. Last year he threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts. Manning threw for 462 yards and seven touchdowns last year in the season opener. 2.  Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Brees threw for 5,162 yards and 39 touchdowns last year. He’ll begin his…
 
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  • BSNYC Product Review: State Bicycle Co. Saturday Deluxe

    BikeSnobNYC
    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

    BikeSnobNYC
    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

    BikeSnobNYC
    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)

    BikeSnobNYC
    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!

    BikeSnobNYC
    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

  • BHA hands Newcastles Flat turf course a stay of execution

    Greg Wood
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    British Horseracing Authority refuses to lift rule on distances Arc say decision over all-weather track is unwelcome delayThe Flat turf course at Newcastle received a stay of execution when the British Horseracing Authority refused to grant an exemption to its rules which would allow Arena Racing Company (Arc) to run floodlit winter fixtures at the track. The end of Flat racing on turf at the track may not be postponed indefinitely, however, as Arc responded to the news by describing it as an unwelcome delay and restating its determination to ensure Newcastles all-weather track will host…
  • Horse racing tips: Wednesday 3 September

    Greg Wood
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Gilbeys Mate, trained by John Gosden, is Greg Woods nap selection to win the 1m 2f handicap at Lingfield (5.05)2.00 Charming Thought 2.30 Chevallier 3.00 Pacos Dream 3.30 Heart of Africa 4.05 Rome 4.35 Passionate Affair 5.05 Gilbeys Mate (nap) 5.35 Invasor Luck Continue reading...
  • Talking Horses: todays best bets and tipping competition | Greg Wood

    Greg Wood
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    Johnny Barnes and Statutory are two to watch at Goodwood, while Lola Montez is the pick of the cards at KemptonThe card at Goodwood this afternoon is as ordinary as it gets on the Sussex downs, but the juvenile events might offer form to keep an eye on, the opening maiden in particular. Continue reading...
  • Towcester sells off seven fixtures as it contemplates greyhound racing

    Greg Wood
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Horse racing will take place just ten days at Towcester in 2015 Cheltenham Festival winner Peddlers Cross is retiredKevin Ackerman, the chief executive of Towcester racecourse, said on Monday that there is no threat to the long-term future of jumps racing at the Northamptonshire track, despite the courses decision to sell nearly half of its 17 annual fixtures to Arena Racing Company (Arc) in a deal believed to be worth nearly £1m.Towcester will race on only 10 days in 2015, having sold seven of its meetings to Arc, but it expects to open a new greyhound track, which is currently under…
  • Horse racing tips: Tuesday 2 September

    Greg Wood
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Saeed bin Suroor trains Greg Woods nap selection, Statutory, in the Royal Sussex Regiment Stakes (4.40) at Goodwood2.00 Slick Indian 2.30 Midlander 3.05 Waffle 3.40 Two Smart 4.15 Clouds Rest (nb) 4.50 Alquimia 5.20 Moon Over Rio Continue reading...
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (8/29/2014)

    Darren Heitner
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Shabbat Shalom! and happy long Labor Day weekend to you and yours.  I am off to Dallas tomorrow to celebrate the wedding of one of my fraternity brothers (Go Gators!).  College football is here and the NFL regular season is right around the corner.  This may be the most magical time of the year....
  • Regulation Of Sports Agents In Europe May Be Causing More Problems Than It Solves

    Darren Heitner
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The following is a guest contribution from Charles Bennett J.D. A recent trend in European Union (“EU”) countries is for individual leagues to enact sports agent regulations. The regulations have caused confusion amongst agents as to their scope and applicability, and have done little to alleviate...
  • 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...
 
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • Get Paid for Playing The Races And Use Free Programs to Handicap

    Eb
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    There’s a lot going on this Labor Day weekend at greyhound, thoroughbred and harness tracks. Dubuque Greyhound Track has the finals of its $55,000 Classic stakes on Saturday night. Orange Park has the first round of the $20,000 Sprint Classic … Continue reading → Related posts: Dogs To Watch, Woodbine Freebies and Free Yonkers Harness Handicapping Helper Handicapping For Free: Stakes Races Handicapping For Free on Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Racing
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    Eb
    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
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  • How Do You Describe Kelly Slater?

    Chase
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Can we just take a minute and applaud Kelly Slater for a remarkable career so far! Aside from the never ending debate of when he will retire, if his wave pool will ever become a reality and whether judges are fully objective when scoring his heat's; Kelly Slater is one talented guy. And his bank account proves this considering his contest winnings amount to more than 3.5 million dollars. Not to mention his sponsorship contracts which are typically even more lucrative!He is the youngest and oldest professional surfer to win the ASP World Champion Title, while also holding the record for the…
  • Marie | Chronicles of A Swell

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  • Newport Beach Wedge | August 27 2014

    Chase
    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?

    Chase
    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

    Chase
    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…
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  • Eddie Went Quiksilver Hat Giveaway

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    17 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
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  • California (South): COTTONS POINT

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    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!
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  • Firewire continuing a good thing – Linear Flex Technology (LFT)!!!

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    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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  • NHL Teams and Business – The Anaheim Ducks

    Michael OConnor
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    The Anaheim Ducks are coming off one of the best seasons in team history with regards to regular season wins. They finished second in the league behind only Boston, who edged them out by one point. They ended up winning their first round matchup vs Dallas (4-2), but were eventually defeated in round two by the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings.  The key to the Ducks success is the incredible consistency throughout the lineup. At first glance, people just see the massive point totals coming from the Ducks’ Superstars – Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. What most people do not notice…
  • 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.
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    Eleven Warriors

  • Ohio State Releases Depth Chart for Virginia Tech Game

    Patrick Maks
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Ohio State released its weekly depth chart Tuesday afternoon. Here's what you need to know.  The offensive line is as follows (left to right): Taylor Decker, Pat Elflein, Jacoby Boren, Billy Price and Darryl Baldwin. There are no more "ORs" like there were last week. Also, note Elflein and Price flipped at right and left guard. Head coach Urban Meyer called the offensive line the Buckeyes' "number one concern" Monday. Vonn Bell is starting over Cam Burrows at safety. Tyvis Powell remains is the other starter.  Michael Bennett solidified his starting spot over Tommy Schutt. Last week,…
  • Sure, Devin Smith's Usually Clutch, But Can He Be Consistent This Season?

    Patrick Maks
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    For a moment, the world stops when Devin Smith stretches his arms out to catch a football. “Whenever I run and I look back for the ball, it seems like everything's silent,” he said. “It's just me and the ball and I'm focused on the ball: just catching and scoring." The senior wide receiver’s 80-yard haul helped catapult Ohio State to a scrappy 34-17 win against Navy Saturday in Baltimore. And with redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett in need of as many effective supporting cast members as he can get, Smith’s strike bailed the Buckeyes’ previously anemic offense out.  “I knew we got…
  • Meyer: Buckeyes 'Not Ready Yet' to Take on Virginia Tech

    Tim Shoemaker
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    It's only Tuesday, but Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said during the Big Ten's weekly coaches teleconference his team is "not ready yet" to take on Virginia Tech on Saturday at Ohio Stadium in the Buckeyes' home opener. Meyer said he anticipates he'll have a better idea on Thursday of if his team will be ready to play but still wants to go through practice Tuesday and Wednesday. Ohio State's home opener is a night game in Ohio Stadium and Meyer said in terms of recruiting, this weekend is "probably the biggest of the year." Meyer went on to add that night games are important in recruiting…
  • Ohio State Falls to No. 8 in Latest AP Poll

    DJ Byrnes
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Despite a win over a Navy team that will end up in a bowl, Ohio State fell from No. 5 to No. 8 in the latest AP poll. The slip, obviously, has a lot to do with Braxton Miller's season-ending injury. Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma hold the down the poll's top spots. Michigan State, the AP's No. 7 team, is the Big Ten's highest ranked team. Wisconsin checks-in at No. 18, and Nebraska comes in at No. 19. Michigan, much like the Coaches Poll, failed to make an appearance. The full table can be found here: Rank SCHOOL Record previous ranking points (1st place votes) 1 Florida State…
  • Football Recruiting: The Big Weekend Takes a Hit

    Jeremy Birmingham
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    It's a dreary near-fall day in Ohio and it just feels like football outside, doesn't it? It's September 2nd and with that, we're one day into the allowable contact period for juniors and the Buckeyes have been very active on that front, reaching out to a number of their top prospects just minutes after midnight on September the 1st. "I think it was 12:02," Cincinnati Elder 2016 offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer told Eleven Warriors of when Ohio State contacted him. "I talked to six different Ohio State coaches yesterday," Dwayne Haskins, Jr. shared. "I talked to the entire offensive staff. I…
 
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  • This Week in NASCAR [Atlanta]

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    With only two races left until the Chase for the Sprint Cup trophy begins, there are only a few spot left for the Chase, and yesterday NASCAR announced that Tony "Smoke" Stewart will be eligible to claim one of those spots. Tony returned to the NASCAR garage this week, and will race this evening at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a track where he has multiple wins.   Tony met with the press on Thursday and read a prepared statement, one which was written by himself, not prepared by a publicist, and felt sincere and from the heart.  He choked up as he read, and no doubt could be…
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  • Tuesday's Tantrum, 9/2/14

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Hello folks.  My name is Uncle B.O.B., and I am an ESPiN-a-holic.  I have been sober for eight days now (August 26th was my last visit there).  Some say that the following comments are “just plain stupid”.  Well friends, you’re right, and it’s done for effect to point out the lunacy.  So sit back, relax, and watch Uncle B.O.B. “FIGHT THE POWER”... Protest.  I have seen the light that those courageous few who are so much smarter than the rest of us have been trying to tell us mere mortals and I am now on a mission, though not from God (I won't blaspheme).  Today, I honor…
  • Musings From The Hoodwood 9–2 NFL Preview Pt.4

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Greetings from the Hoodwood where though football season is getting ready to start, your humble scribe is not ready to let the summer go. The final part of the NFL preview heads west where the defending conference and Super Bowl Champs reside AFC West Denver Broncos 2013: 12-4 AFC Champs lost to Seattle in Super Bowl 48 Coach: John Fox 34-14 in 3 Seasons with Denver, 107-85 in 12 Seasons with Carolina & Denver; 115-91 overall Man on the Hot Seat: Montee Ball, with the departure of Knowshon Moreno the onus will be on Ball to take more of the offensive load to keep defenses honest and away from…
  • Irish Shu's Irish Season Preview 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:21 pm
    What up Gabbers!!!  Irish Shu is back with my annual preview/game predictions on the just-started season for my beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish…sorry for the delay, I’ll try to keep it shortish, but you know me… Head Coach Brian Kelly has now started his fifth year 2 years removed from a National Championship Game appearance and is looking to improve upon last year’s 9-4 record.  He’ll have to try and make the improvement with new Offensive and Defensive coordinators as the ones he had last year bolted for head coaching jobs of their own.  The Irish will also be facing yet…
  • Some Football Notes

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    From the three top levels of football... HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL There's two teams I will keep tabs on this season. The first will be Wareham High. They have at least a couple of players that I coached slotted to contribute in a big way on offense. I won't go to many games, but my girlfriend's daughter is in the marching band so I'll probably have to go to at least one game to see the half-time show. The other team I'll be following a bit is the Upper Cape JV team. My girlfriend's son is on the team. I won't be able to make it to any games because of when they play but I'll be able to get the…
  • Q–o–t–D 9/1/14

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Who are you picking to be the MLB Wild Card teams?
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  • 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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  • Join the Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - find out more at

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    - Have you ever finished a coaching conference feeling inspired, re-energized, & full of ideas? - Do you wish you could tap into that same energy during your season? - Many times, those ideas get lost and forgotten. You need something NEW to continually learn, grow, and keep your momentum all season long. Join the Inner Circle Today! FEATURES & BENEFITS: Exclusive access to monthly interviews & webinars to be inspired & spark new ideas throughout the season The latest research & new resources for coaches…
  • 2014 Amateur Disc Golf World Championships

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The 2014 Amateur Disc Golf World Championship recently concluded in St. Paul, Minnesota. This week-long competition is historically the biggest Amateur event of the year, and this year it hosted 612 competitors in 13 divisions from 14 countries. Women divisions made up 7 of those with girls from under 13 to women 60 years and older, further proving that Disc Golf is a sport for all ages.  At the end of this grueling week of Disc Golf, new World Champions were crowned. So, as these ladies were still floating on Cloud 9, I asked them a couple of questions like how they started and why…
  • Wendy Parker: It’s hard to call it labor when it doesn’t feel like work

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Tweet Labor Day in the United States is being observed today, and I thought I’d use the occasion to select some blog posts that I truly enjoyed putting together. What I discovered wasn’t surprising: The posts that were the most fun to write and ponder were those that best exemplified the intersection of sports and creativity that I try to explore here. So not included in this collection are posts about the contentious issues of gender and sports, steroids and social issues (with a few exceptions). They tend to be about sports books I found truly pleasurable, sports history…
  • Mercury vs Lynx, Game 2 notes: Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen help Minnesota find rhythm against Phoenix in fourth quarter

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    2014 MVP Maya Moore scored a playoff career-high 32 points, Lindsay Whalen continued her fantastic play with 17 points and 7 assists and Seimone Augustus hit the free throws late to ensure Minnesota didn't suffer the franchise's first elimination on its home floor. Although the Mercury leave Minneapolis disappointed, there are some things they can build on for Game 3. Heading into Sunday afternoon's Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, both the Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury seemed confident they'd be able to make the necessary adjustments. The Mercury would want to continue most of…
  • AWK: What Chris Is Watching – 09/01/14 – Syracuse vs UConn

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Syracuse vs UConn – 1:00 PM These two former Big East rivals will not be taking Labor Day off, as they’ll jockey for NCAA Tournament at-large bid positioning on Monday. Syracuse picked up a creditable draw to open up the season against Missouri last weekend before being downed easily by Penn State a few days later. Everyone expected the Orange to pummel Albany on Friday, and Phil Wheddon’s side obliged in a 5-1 battering. Considering the rest of the Orange’s non-conference schedule outside of a potentially tricky trip to Colgate is largely laughable, this may be one of…
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  • HIGHLIGHTS: Vancouver Whitecaps v Portland Timbers | August 30, 2014

    Major League Soccer
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    HIGHLIGHTS: Vancouver Whitecaps v Portland Timbers | August 30, 2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Portland Timbers renew their Cascadia Cup rivalry in an vitally crucial match when the clubs meet Saturday evening at BC Place. Subscribe to our channel for... From: Major League Soccer Views: 6353 114 ratings Time: 06:39 More in Sports
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Chicago Fire vs. FC Dallas | August 30, 2014

    Major League Soccer
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:32 pm
    HIGHLIGHTS: Chicago Fire vs. FC Dallas | August 30, 2014 The battle for the Brimstone Cup was enjoined again as the Chicago Fire played host to FC Dallas on Saturday evening at Toyota Park. Subscribe to our channel... From: Major League Soccer Views: 5714 94 ratings Time: 06:00 More in Sports
  • All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 - Full Episode 1

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    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 - Full Episode 1 Go behind the scenes and inside the minds of pound-for-pound champ Floyd Mayweather and Argentine brawler Marcos Maidana as they prepare for the rematch of the year. Contact your PPV provider... From: shosports Views: 557249 3796 ratings Time: 29:16 More in Entertainment
  • GOAL: Ignacio Piatti gets his second in the dying moments | Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew

    Major League Soccer
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    GOAL: Ignacio Piatti gets his second in the dying moments | Montreal Impact vs Columbus Crew Goal! Montreal Impact 2, Columbus Crew 0. Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact) right footed shot from the center of the box. Subscribe to our channel for more soccer content: http://www.youtube.com/su... From: Major League Soccer Views: 3668 16 ratings Time: 01:16 More in Sports
  • Notre Dame Football Rice Highlights

    WatchND
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Notre Dame Football Rice Highlights Notre Dame defeats Rice 48-17 in their season opener. From: WatchND Views: 21501 118 ratings Time: 02:43 More in Sports
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  • Don’t Block Your Social Advocates

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (Russell Scibetti)
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Tweet Let me paint this wonderful picture for you… You are standing feet away from the green at the 18th hole of the Ryder Cup, when your favorite golfer nails a beautiful putt from eighty feet out for eagle and everyone around the green goes crazy. Being the social media enthusiast that you are, you recorded the entire experience with your iPhone, and immediately share it out on Twitter and Instagram. Because you use the right hashtag (the “official” event tag, of course), it suddenly goes viral and thousands of people who might not even be golf fans see and share…
  • Social Buzz for the Football Season

    russell@thebusinessofsports.com (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@thebusinessofsports.com (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@thebusinessofsports.com (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@thebusinessofsports.com (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…
 
 
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  • A word on our words

    James Mirtle
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Well, it's almost time to get back at it so... a couple thoughts. First off, I love Twitter. It's been a great addition to the hockey community the last few years, and it's opened doors for a lot of good writers, bloggers and fans to find an audience. For all the bad that you run into on there – and sure there's a lot of nonsense – there's been plenty of good. Good ideas. Good people. Good
  • My most-read stories of 2013

    James Mirtle
    29 May 2014 | 1:16 pm
    I'm obviously a little late on this – it's almost June – but I wanted to start saving some links to decent stories I've done throughout the years, giving a reference point for me and anyone else to look back to. This doesn't happen on The Globe's site so I'll archive them here. Here were the 10 most-read stories from last year, which included a lot of drama with the Leafs and around the league
  • We get letters...

    James Mirtle
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Subject: Numbers Geek Go Away  From: Gus Tserotas To: James Mirtle Any chance you could jump off a bridge and spare us your never-ending, totally boring, totally useless numbers crap? Aside from some other numbers-geeks in the media, do you really think anyone who is a real hockey fan gives a damn about your fraudulent numbers? First of all, even if the formulas you are using are sound,
  • 2013-14 NHL teams by height, weight and age

    James Mirtle
    2 Oct 2013 | 10:35 am
    The usual annual stats compilation. These are based on opening night rosters. I'll likely have more analysis on globesports.com at some point, too. Teams Height Hrank Weight Wrank Age Arank 1 Anaheim 73.2 20 204.4 13 27.4 20 2 Boston 73.6 6 202.7 17 28.4 7 3 Buffalo 73.6 6 200.2 27 26.3 29 4
  • 2013-14 NHL standings predictions

    James Mirtle
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:57 am
    Well, these are always tough. Doubly so when the league has a realignment that substantially changes how teams will make the playoffs. But here are my best guesses as to how the NHL standings will shake out this year. Hate mail can be directed to the comments... which are moderated by the way. Pacific 1 Los Angeles 104 Playoffs! 2 San Jose 99
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Sports

  • Eugenie Bouchard loses to Ekaterina Makarova in U.S. Open’s 4th round

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalWilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year. The No. 7-seeded Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon in July, needed a medical timeout and was beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. In muggy air with temperature in the high 80s (above 30 Celsius), a trainer checked…
  • Manpreet named Asia’s Junior Player of the Year

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalRising Indian midfielder Manpreet Singh was named the ‘Junior Player of the Year’ by the Asian Hockey Federation in its Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 22-year-old has played 103 international matches and captained the junior men’s team in the Hero FIH Hockey Junior Men’s World Cup in New Delhi, and the third Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru last year. Manpreet’s best moment was to win the Sultan of Johor Cup under his…
  • Sania advances in U.S. Open women, mixed doubles

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalSania Mirza made it to the quarter-finals of women’s doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles at the U.S. Open tennis event in New York. The top seeded pair of Sania and Bruno Soares made it to the semi-final of the mixed doubles with a 7-5, 2-6, 10-5 win over the sixth seeded pair of Bopanna and Katarina Srebotnik in the quarter-finals on Monday. In the women’s doubles, Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, won their third round match…
  • Manchester United signs Falcao in another transfer coup

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalA week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football’s most eye-catching switch as the summer transfer window closed. Falcao’s season-long loan from Monaco is set to cost United around $25 million for the salary and fee to the French club, although there is an option to then sign the Colombia forward permanently. The record 20—time English champions have…
  • India looks to humiliate England, wrap-up series

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:17 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalAn unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth cricket one-dayer in Birmingham. The visitors have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after 133-run (D/L) and six-wicket wins in Cardiff and Nottingham in the second and third ODIs respectively. This was after the first ODI at Bristol was abandoned due…
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    The Big Tip

  • What Are The Benefits Of Fitness Training?

    Emily Brown
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Many are the times that we often find ourselves doing some activities without realizing their full importance or benefits. In the process, we often get lost and end up not meeting our fitness expectations. Realizing the full importance of fitness training is fundamental as it allows one to meet the fitness objectives within a specified period. With the right personal instructor, one is able to control the weight of the body. Physical exercises play a significant role when it comes to preventing the gaining of excess weight in the body. This enables one to control the weight of the body. It…
  • 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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  • ConnectLax Recruit Feature: Davis Sampere

    Lacrosse Playground
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Davis Sampere is a 2016 Faceoff player from North Carolina who plays for Leesville H.S. and Carolina Hilltopper Elite1. What are you looking for in a college lacrosse program?            What I look for in a college lacrosse program is an opportunity to grow as a person.  Coming together as a team will expose me to different experiences such as a family type of environment that can only be reached by hard work  and dedication.2. How do see yourself contributing to a college team?            I see myself contributing to college team by being a player that can bring the…
  • Aloha Tournaments partners with the One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love for two Fall Lacrosse Tournaments

    Lacrosse Playground
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    Aloha Tournaments announced today that it is partnering with the One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love for two of its existing fall lacrosse tournaments. Both the Brine Chesapeake Lacrosse Cup and the Brine Indian Summer Lacrosse Tournament will be jointly presented by Aloha Tournaments and the One Love Foundation. The events will allow the One Love Foundation the opportunity to educate lacrosse players and their families on its mission to end relationship violence and to raise funds for the Foundation. A portion of every registration fee will go directly to the One Love…
  • Team chemistry: from Lehigh to Paris

    Justin-Lafleur
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    While most college students have free time, student-athletes have to jam-pack their schedule with training, practice and game competition. Nicole Isdaner, Emily May, Megan Paytas and Carli Sukonik of the Lehigh women’s lacrosse team could have taken a break this summer. Instead, they used their time to travel abroad for the Lehigh in Paris program. “I heard about the program through a family friend before I even came to Lehigh and knew it was something I would love to be part of one day,” said Sukonik. “Over the past year, Megan and Nikki also expressed interest…
  • The Complete Evolution of the Lacrosse Stick

    Lacrosse Playground
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    You know that highly technological metal lacrosse stick that moves seamlessly through your gloves, perfectly balanced, strong and sturdy, comprised of the best material known to man? Well surprisingly enough, laxers haven’t always been so lucky to use such artfully crafted pieces of lacrosse equipment. There was a time as early as 1000 A.D. where laxers had to build their own lacrosse sticks, usually of wood, and pray that they wouldn’t break. Or even worse, hope that the ball wouldn’t hit the lip when passing or shooting. Cringe. What’s worse is they didn’t have…
  • The Goalie School Pays Tribute To Hobart Legend Rick Blick

    Lacrosse Playground
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    At sunset of July 12, 2014, one hundred goalies at The Goalie School “TGS” paid tribute to the life and exceptional skills of former Hobart College goalie Rick Blick (’78). Memories of this three-time recipient of the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award – recognizing the nation’s best goalie – were shared by TGS Director, Bill Pilat (Roanoke ‘85) and John Fowler (St. Lawrence ’80). Each coach recounted stories to the campers at Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York of the extraordinary exploits of the Statesman’s brilliant on-field play and life-long contributions…
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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

  • Niners OG Boone ends holdout, practices

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    San Francisco 49ers right guard Alex Boone ended his holdout Monday by reporting and passing a physical, the team announced.
  • NFL Nation: 2014 season predictions

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The 2014 NFL season is upon us, and our NFL Nation reporters took a game-by-game approach to predicting how each team’s season will play out. Each reporter’s prediction was made independent of the prediction of colleagues.
  • Jim Irsay fined $500,000 by NFL, suspended 6 games

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
  • Six-time Pro Bowl lineman Waters is retiring

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Guard Brian Waters, one of the best offensive linemen of his era, announced his retirement as a player.
  • Why J.J. Watt's contract affects Suh

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    If the Detroit Lions front office woke up this morning a little bit queasy, it would be somewhat understandable, and it has nothing to do with their present and everything to do with their future. The Lions took a gamble when they were unable to get a deal done with star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before the start of the season. They are aware, too, that tabling negotiations with him at the start of training camp meant they’ll have a much smaller window to work with to sign Suh after the se
 
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    BeltwayBoy Sports

  • 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

  • BAM: Brooklyn Academy Of Music Partners With #SOURCE360

    khari
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    For more than 150 years The Brooklyn Academy of Music has operated as a multi-dimensional center of arts in Brooklyn, New York. BAM showcases and highlights the work of both emerging artists and innovative modern masters from both global and local communities in the fields of dance, film, theater, music and much more. SOURCE360 is fast approaching–we’re just over 3 weeks away from the official kick-off date of Sept. 19th–and BAM: Brooklyn Academy Of Music has announced their partnership with us for what will surely be an epic weekend in Brooklyn’s Cultural District.
  • Watch Jhene Aiko’s New Video “The Pressure”

    matia
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Jhene Aiko faces the pressure in new video Jhene Aiko released the visual for her new single, “The Pressure”. The concept of the song is about the pressures of being in a relationship, and these days, she’s apparently rocking a new look with blonde dreads. The video, it chronicles some of the pressure that she has had to face from being a little girl in LA to being in the music industry, to being a single mother. The video also features an cameo appearance by Aiko’s daughter, Namiko. The single is off her Def Jam debut album, Souled Out that will be in stores &…
  • The First Episode Of New Series ‘The Rap Fest’ Is Here ft Smoke DZA & Prodigy Of Mobb Deep

    spencer
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Taking it back to where it started Check out the first installment of ‘The RapFest” Cipher.  This new song/cipha features Smoke DZA, Prodigy of Mobb Deep & newcomer Delorean.  The beat on the song was produced by AListFame who also speaks on the production of it during the video clip. Stay tuned for future episodes of the show which will also premiere on MTV Jams tarting today.
  • Chris Brown Pleads Guilty In Assault Case

    khari
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Don’t be alarmed News broke today that Chris Brown, who’s prepping to release his hotly anticipated new album, X, on September 16th, plead guilty to his longstanding Washington D.C. assault case, in which he allegedly hit a fan who was trying to snap a picture with him.  In a statement released this morning, Brown apologized to the court after pleading guilty to the charges, which will not send the “New Flame” singer back to jail. It appears Brown is finally in the clear concerning his pending legal cases, meaning all X systems are go. Sept. 16 is the date. Get ready.
  • Houston Texans’ J.J Wyatt Has Officially Signed A Record $100 Million Dollar Contract

    Andrew Somuah
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Hard-hitting defensive lineman has signed a pretty hefty deal with the Houston Texans Arguably one of the premier defensive lineman in the NFL, Houston Texan lineman J.J Wyatt has officially been awarded with a six-year $100-million dollar deal with the football organization.Wyatt will be receiving $30.876 million guaranteed at signing and an also a $21 million will also be guaranteed if hes on the roster in 2016. Wyatt is coming off potentially one of the best seasons as a defensive lineman we’ve seen in many years. As many of you NFL viewers know, he is coming off a incredible…
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    Fenway West

  • Game 138 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Yankees 9/2/14

    shelley
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Yankees: Red Sox (60-77) Holt 2B Betts CF Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Napoli 1B Nava RF Middlebrooks 3B Bogaerts SS Ross C Kelly SP Game time is at 7:05pm EST.
  • Sox Lose Final Game, Split Series With Rays

    shelley
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    The Red Sox took to the mound on Sunday in hopes of grabbing the final game and therefore the series against the Rays.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. Drew Smyly who the Rays had gotten via trade for David Price.  De La Rosa had one rough inning, the Sox were able to tie it up in the late innings, head into extras and then lose by way of the walk off in the 10th.  The Sox split the series in a game that was very winnable.  And yes, it was a one run game. The Sox cracked the scoreboard first when Mookie Betts hit an RBI double in the 3rd inning to score Christian…
  • Game 137 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 9/1/14

    shelley
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Here is the lineup for today’s finale with the Rays: Red Sox (60-76) Betts CF Holt 2B CEspedes LF Napoli DH Craig 1B Nava RF Middlebrooks 3B Bogaerts SS Vazquez C De La Rosa SP Game time is at 1:10pm EST.
  • Buchholz Pitches Complete Game Shutout Against Rays

    shelley
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    In Clay Buchholz’s last start he had a complete game shutout going and then it all fell apart in the 9th inning.  Today Buchholz would be in the same situation after 8 strong shutout innings, but then in the 9th he would be able to accomplish what he wasn’t able to 5 days ago.  Clay Buchholz is definitely finishing off the season strong and hopefully giving us all hope that he’ll be a core to a strong rotation in 2015. The game stayed tied 0-0 until the 3rd inning when the Sox cracked the scoreboard.  Alex Cobb gave up a single to Bogaerts and then got to 3rd base by way…
  • Sox Trade Kelly Johnson to Orioles

    shelley
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    Kelly Johnson barely had time to unpack his bags from his trade form the Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew before the Sox went and traded him away once again.  Johnson was traded to the Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. Johnson has now completed the task of playing for every single team in the AL East.  Johnson is now also in the position of playing for a team that looks like it will win the AL East and be headed for the playoffs.  Johnson said nice things about the Sox and the guys in the clubhouse, but you have to imagine he is pretty…
 
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    Next Impulse Sports | Next Impulse Sports

  • New Orleans Saints 2014 Betting Odds

    Lucky Blogger
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The New Orleans Saints are coming off of an 11-5 season which included a Wild Card playoff berth and one should expect that the team will be well-positioned to compete once again in the talented NFC for a playoff position. For the Saints, everything starts and ends with the offense. Does the team still have Sean Payton? Does the team still have Drew Brees? Does the team still have Jimmy Graham? A yes to all three of those questions makes everything else almost immaterial. Sure, the team is still flanked by a committee of uninspiring running backs (is anyone excited to see Pierre Thomas carry…
  • Tom Brady Gives An Amusingly Blunt Answer On When He Plans To Retire

    Ryan Wong
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Some athletes simply don’t share when they’re going to retire before they have to. Some athletes (think Derek Jeter) announce their retirements in advance. As for Tom Brady, he’s not giving a specific retirement date but he gave people his general thought-process on when he’ll retire during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan morning show: When I suck, I’ll retire. But I don’t plan on sucking for a long time. So hopefully that leads me to being here and there’s no place I’d rather be. I love this game and I love working hard at it.
  • Under Armour Signs Gisele To Be The Face Of Its Women’s Campaign

    Ryan Wong
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Sure, Under Armour may have lost out on signing Kevin Durant after Nike decided to match UA’s offer sheet to KD but the sports brand did sign Gisele to model its women’s line of clothing in the meantime. Gisele is the first model that Under Armour will work with. Up until this point, UA had mostly signed female athletes to be representatives of their brand but the women’s athletic apparel market is growing at such an impressive rate that branching out in that department makes sense: Athletic apparel manufacturers and retailers are reaping the benefits. Under Armour Inc.,…
  • NFL Suspends Colts Owner Jim Irsay For Six Games, Fines Him $500,000 And Basically Takes His Twitter Away

    Ryan Wong
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The NFL has announced that it will suspend Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fine him $500,000. Irsay had pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired. In addition to being barred from the Colts facilities, NFL games and functions during his suspension, Irsay will also have another critical service taken away from him: During the suspension, which takes effect at 5 p.m. ET tomorrow, Mr. Irsay may not be present at the club’s facility, may not attend any practices or games, may not represent the club at league or league committee meetings…
  • Russian Dash Cam Captures Road Rage Incident That Must Be Seen To Be Believed

    John Ferensen
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Trust me, you’ll just have to watch, because if I attempted to describe this thing, you probably wouldn’t believe me. Seriously. The good stuff starts around the 40-second mark. [Barstool] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
 
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    Total Packers

  • Packers will Put Randall Cobb on Punt Return Duty

    Monty McMahon
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Green Bay Packers will have receiver Randall Cobb returning punts again this season. It looks like those were not just idle threats then. The post Packers will Put Randall Cobb on Punt Return Duty appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Letroy Guion is Starting at Nose Tackle

    Monty McMahon
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    The Green Bay Packers have decided to start Letroy Guion at nose tackle instead of Josh Boyd, despite his having only nine preseason snaps and two practices. The post Letroy Guion is Starting at Nose Tackle appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Jumal Rolle Has Been Re-Signed

    Monty McMahon
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The Green Bay Packers brought back cornerback Jumal Rolle on Monday, signing him to the practice squad. Of course, they had to release someone too. The post Jumal Rolle Has Been Re-Signed appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Matt Flynn is No. 2

    Monty McMahon
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Despite being outplayed by Scott Tolzien in the preseason, Matt Flynn will remain the Green Bay Packers No. 2 quarterback. Because of course he will. The post Matt Flynn is No. 2 appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Here’s the 2014 Green Bay Packers Practice Squad

    Monty McMahon
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The 2014 Green Bay Packers practice squad is set. The team got lucky in that they were able to retain safety Chris Banjo, as one of 10 familiar faces. The post Here’s the 2014 Green Bay Packers Practice Squad appeared first on Total Packers.
 
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    The Sports Mirror

  • Brazilian Zico appointed FC Goa Manager

    Vikram Kamboj
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    FC Goa is proud to announce that the legendary Brazilian Football player Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) has agreed to be the Manager (Head Coach) of their  team that will play in the Indian Super League. Brazilian Zico appointed FC Goa Manager Zico signed the contract today  in Ro de Janeiro, Brazil. Representatives of FC Goa will travel to Brazil shortly to help Zico complete the visa formalities and  bring Zico to Goa  very soon. The franchise owners Mr. Shrinivas Dempo, Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar and Mr. Venugopal Dhoot expressed great happiness and welcomed Zico to FC Goa. They said that…
  • PUMA brings the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, to India

    Vikram Kamboj
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Bangalore, India, 2nd September 2014– PUMA formally launched its new brand platform, Forever Faster in India with the Fastest Man in the World, Usain Bolt, in Bangalore today. The new brand platform signifies PUMA’s mission to become the Fastest Sport Brand in the World. PUMA brings the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, to India In conversation with some of the best runners from around the country and in the presence of media, Bolt spoke about his favourite racing memories, his special relationship with coach Glen Mills and his love for cricket and football. He delighted the audience…
  • Three way battle for La Liga 2014-2015

    Sayantan Sarkar
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    In Spain, the first division league was dominated by the two of the biggest club in Europe throughout the last decade. Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated the La Liga in Spain until last season, when the underdogs Atletico Madrid clinched the title in dramatic fashion. It was highly unlikely result given the fire power that was possessed by the likes of Barcelona and Real. Many believed that Atletico was the team of the year last season. Their resilience and team work outshined their major rivals and beat them to the domestic crown. As heartbreaking as it was for Real and Barca, the triumph…
  • WKL: Punjab Thunder wins against Royal Kings USA

    Vikram Kamboj
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    New Delhi, August 30:  Punjab Thunder outdueled Royal Kings USA with an easy win of 63-42 in an action packed 14th match in the Wave World Kabaddi League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Saturday during the second match of the day. Sonalika Raid of the day – Rehman Isteyaq From the very first quarter Punjab Thunder dominated the match and point difference kept growing with each quarter. The match started with jubilation, as both teams geared up for a tooth on teeth contention. The star stopper Yadwinder Singh of Punjab Thunder stopped the first raid by Balram Singh of Royal Kings…
  • Kings XI Punjab rings up HTC!

    Vikram Kamboj
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Mumbai, August 29, 2014: In the build up to the Champions League T20 2014, Kings XI Punjab today announced HTC Mobiles as an official sponsor occupying the right chest position on the Kings XI Punjab playing jersey. The sixth edition of the Champions League is scheduled to start on September 13, 2014 and will go on till October 4, 2014. Kings XI Punjab rings up HTC! “We are happy to have partnered with Kings XI Punjab, a team known for its positive attitude and enthusiasm. Cricket is a widely followed game in India and youth has great interest in the sport. Therefore, we are hopeful and…
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  • SGP 058: Kenton Olson on Seahawks, Super Bowl & 12s

    Sean Callanan
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Last time I caught up with Kenton Olson he was in the midst of a playoff run that saw the Seahawks win the Super Bowl. We discuss that experience and what they are planning for the season ahead.  On ABC Grandstand I chat with Francis Leach about the rumours that Google should be a bidder on […] The post SGP 058: Kenton Olson on Seahawks, Super Bowl & 12s appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
  • 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...
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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 Motors.co.uk recognise that, this is their way of giving these people something…
 
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  • Report: Spurs set to workout Earl Clark

    Jeff Garcia
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly set to workout free agent Earl Clark. SN Source: Spurs working out free agent Earl Clark this week – http://t.co/HjJTR40zUU pic.twitter.com/zUyIIvLSWN — Sporting News NBA (@sn_nba)
  • Photos: Parker hoops it up at Yao Ming’s charity game

    Jeff Garcia
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker took part in Yao Ming’s charity basketball alongside former NBA player Shane Battier, Carl Landry, Beno Udrih, and Lance Stephenson. Here are some photos from the game. Parker has been in China to promote his new PEAK line of sneakers and has been having a good time in the process. […]
  • If healthy, Ginobili would have ignored Spurs’ request and played at FIBA World Cup

    Jeff Garcia
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili isn’t playing for Team Argentina at the 2014 FIBA World Cup since his leg injury (stress fracture) did not fully heal in time. Add the fact the Spurs strongly urged him to sit out to avoid further risk of injury and Manu announced there’s a 98 percent chance he may […]
  • Spain hands Splitter, Brazil first loss in FIBA World Cup

    Paul Garcia
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Friday the Spanish National team displayed why they’re one of the powerhouses in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, as Spain used its variety of weapons on both sides of the floor to hand Brazil its first loss in the tournament by the score of 82-63. Behind 26 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks from Chicago […]
  • FIBA World Cup: Diaw, France clobber Egypt

    Paul Garcia
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Using a 26-11 scoring edge in the second quarter Monday, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw and Les Bleus were able to build a 20+ point lead by half, as France went on to defeat Egypt 94-55. By half, France as a team was shooting 73% from the floor, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range, as […]
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    True Football Manager 2014

  • Seeking for a new job

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hello dear blog readers, It’s weird to be unemployed after all. Though it’s fair as for me. Even after having read some of your comments to the last blog update, I think I did right resigning from Dresden. It was realistic behaviour based on bad results caused by weak transfer policy. I was too careless during every next transfer window… Dynamo Dresden save First and foremost I am glad to share
  • Four matches can pivot FM story

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Hello dear readers, Another Dresden story update today. Though this time it’s very unusual one, I would say unique. Remember I was intending to win all 3 next matches in the last article? Well here are the results. Stunning results. My Dresden manage to get beaten in all games including friendly match with Krasnodar. As a result I got 100% depressed…   Latest matches The most interesting it’s
  • 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
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  • Music in Sports Roundup: Danny Hamlin Lip Syncs Taylor Swift

    Maddy Lucier
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Sports and music are more intertwined than ever before. Each week, STACK brings you the latest news blending the worlds of music and sports. Scroll down to listen to Lance Stephenson’s freestyle over Bobby Shmurda, Marcus Smart at the Lil’ Wayne vs. Drake concert, and watch Novak Djokovic dance to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” 15. J.T.
  • Social Media Roundup: Derek Jeter As The Mona Lisa

    Maddy Lucier
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Each week, with the help of Rouse Social, STACK scours the Instagram accounts of the world’s best athletes to bring you their most interesting posts. Scroll down to see Aaron Rodgers & Matt Flynn dressed to impress, a Yankee fan’s “Mona Lisa” version of Derek Jeter, the best selfie from Jamal Crawford’s wedding, and Pierre
  • Kevin Durant Re-signs With Nike. What Does It Mean?

    Jordan Zirm
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    After a much publicized flirtation with Under Armour, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant resisted the advances of the Baltimore-based brand and decided to re-up his contract with Nike. The Swoosh reportedly offered Durant $350 million over the next 20 years, giving him $300 million of that in the next 10, according to the Wall
  • High School Hoopster Kwe Parker Would Win the NBA Dunk Contest Right Now

    Brandon Hall
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    It seems that every big high school basketball recruit has a highlight tape with an insanely hyperbolic title, like “Blah Blah is The Next LeBron!” or “Blah Blah has The Best Crossover Since Allen Iverson!” The title of Kwe Parker’s highlight video, stating he’s “The BEST Dunker In High School,” might actually be an understatement.
  • 6 Reasons Why the iPhone 6 Will Be Awesome for Athletes

    Brandon Hall
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    iPhone 6 rumors are burning up the web like wildfire, and for good reason. Apple’s new iPhone looks awesome, with countless cool additions that will lead completely sane people to camp out in front of their local Apple store. While the iPhone 6 will surely be awesome for taking selfies and playing hours of Angry Birds,
 
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    Sports Feel Good Stories

  • Aerial Photography: MLB All-Star Game

    sfgs
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note:  A high school friend of mine is photographer Doug Knutson. When not completing assignments for advertising and corporate clients, he’s found time  to complete photography portraits of 22 Nobel Peace Laureates including:  Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Jimmy Carter and The Dalai Lama. When I heard that he helped support the aerial photography for the All-Star game at Target Field, I asked if he could share his story. Thankfully, Doug found the time.  Here’s his story. Aerial Photography: MLB All-Star Game By Doug Knutson One of the best things about being a…
  • Little League WS 2014: Five Memorable Moments

    sfgs
    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

    sfgs
    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

    sfgs
    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…
 
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    Chatham-Kent Sports Network

  • The Rookies: Training Camp Is Here

    Ian Kennedy
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Brady Pataki (#9 white) on the ice at his first OHL training camp with the Sudbury Wolves. This photo was taken by his mother, Mary Jo Pataki, before Pataki’s family headed back to Wallaceburg.Training camp for any sports team is an exciting time. It comes with competition, anticipation, and for some athletes, big changes. For Wallaceburg’s Brady Pataki and Chatham’s Joseph Raaymakers, their first Ontario Hockey League (OHL) training camps came with a move more than 6 hours from home, as Pataki is slated to play for the Sudbury Wolves, and Raaymakers with the Sault Ste.
  • Jay Ritchie Signs With The Lambeth Lancers

    Ian Kennedy
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Jay Ritchie with the Lambton Shores Predators in 2014 – Photo by Dan Hickling, @DanHicklingChatham’s Jay Ritchie has signed with the Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s (SOJHL) Lambeth Lancers for the 2014-2015 season. Ritchie, who will be attending Fanshawe College in London, is the second area player, following Tilbury’s Eric Rivard, to sign with the Junior C Lancers, who were the SOJHL’s regular season champion last season, and playoff runner-up. “I chose to play in Lambeth because it was the most mature decision heading into my future,” said…
  • Shaun Suisham Named Captain Of Pittsburgh Steelers

    Ian Kennedy
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Shaun Suisham of the Pittsburgh Steelers – Photo from Steelers.comWallaceburg’s Shaun Suisham was one of four players named as captains of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers for the upcoming 2014-2015 NFL season. ““It’s something I didn’t anticipate,” Suisham said in the Pittsburgh Steelers news release on Steelers.com. “There are a lot of different personalities in the locker room and I think we can all lead in different ways. Hopefully I can do that by the example of being a consistent player.” Along with Suisham, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, safety Troy…
  • South Kent Lightning Ready To Hit The Ice

    Ian Kennedy
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    The new South Kent Minor Hockey Association Lightning away jerseys.Only months after the announced amalgamation of Ridgetown and Blenheim’s minor hockey associations, the newly formed South Kent Minor Hockey Association, nicknamed the South Kent Lightning, is ready for their inaugural season. “The merger has went along very well,” says South Kent co-president Derek Trugden, who previously served as the president of the Ridgetown Minor Hockey Association. “Our board of directors and executive have been working very hard to get things rolling being that we are starting a…
  • Allin Enjoys Australian Experience

    Ian Kennedy
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Max Allin puts up a shot with the Southern Peninsula Sharks of the Big V league in Australia – Contributed PhotoChatham’s Max Allin is done with Australia for now, but after finishing as the runners up in the Big V league with his Southern Peninsula Sharks basketball team, Allin is looking to return next season and take the title “I’ve had an amazing time in Australia the last 6 months, it has been an incredible experience,” wrote Allin about his first season in the Big V basketball league via Facebook. Allin, who finished 14th in Big V Division I scoring,…
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    BallHyped Blog Network

  • With No NFL Offers, Will Michael Sam Sign With CFL Montreal Alouettes Or With WWE?

    robkelley24
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    After finding out that the St. Louis Rams released Michael Sam, there remained at least a glimmer of hope that he would either be claimed off of waivers and sign with a new NFL team or remain with the Rams as a member of the organization’s practice squad. Unfortunately, neither happened, and Sam is currently [...]With No NFL Offers, Will Michael Sam Sign With CFL Montreal Alouettes Or With WWE? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • The NFL, Week 1: Return of the Prediction

    gmyoshi4
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    There has never, ever been someone who has been able to predict how the NFL season will unfold. Some people come close, but no one ever knows. It never stops us from trying. Facing yet another wildly unpredictable year, we take a hard look at the power rankings and take a stab at the predictions [...]The NFL, Week 1: Return of the Prediction is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • The world is coming to an end… Orioles, Royals in first place on September 1

    tdream20
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    It may not be one of the signs of the Apocalypse, but your eyes are not deceiving you… the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in first place in their divisions as of September 1. September 1 is usually one of the dates in the MLB season that gets a lot of attention. [...]The world is coming to an end… Orioles, Royals in first place on September 1 is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • NBA Rumors: Likely That Boston Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo, But Unlikely To Sacramento Kings

    robkelley24
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    It appears as if the Boston Celtics will trade Rajon Rondo, reportedly at the request of the All-Star point guard, but a deal to the Sacramento Kings seems unlikely. According to a report by Fox Sports, Jackie MacMullen was heard during a behind-the-scenes video for “Around the Horn” saying that Rondo has told the Celtics [...]NBA Rumors: Likely That Boston Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo, But Unlikely To Sacramento Kings is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
  • Undefeated or winless in the preseason: Does it matter?

    tdream20
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Last Thursday saw the final games of the 2014 NFL preseason. Ten-man practice squads are being announced, just a day after teams made decisions on their 53-man rosters. It’s on to the regular season as the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers kick-off the 2014 campaign on Thursday. Before we leave the ’14 preseason, there’s [...]Undefeated or winless in the preseason: Does it matter? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at BallHyped.com. View and Vote
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  • Utah Utes Football: Utah vs Idaho State Post Game Analysis and Grades

    Patrick Thomsen
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    I know this post is a few days late but I just recently got back from being out of the country and had my first chance to watch this game last night. Offense: B I give the offense a B because in all reality they really didn’t show much versus ISU. The 2nd and 3rd strings played a majority of the game and the packages and plays that were called were pretty vanilla. It’s obvious the Utes made the right call in selecting Travis Wilson as the starting QB over Kendall Thompson. Wilson clearly outplayed Thompson and also looked a lot more comfortable out on the field. I still would like…
  • BYU Football: Ugly Win Could Yield Big Results

    Andrew Kartchner
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Make no bones about it, BYU’s road win Friday night against UConn was ugly. But the train wreck that was 15 penalties for 150 yards could turn into a positive for the Cougars going forward. Here’s why. Beating up on an inferior opponent–and make no mistake, UConn was a vastly inferior team–can mask a team’s weaknesses. That’s why Bronco Mendenhall said after the game that getting the win in sloppy fashion may actually be a good thing; it gives the team clear areas to work on without going home with loss. And BYU has plenty of room for improvement,…
  • 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…
 
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  • Wake Forest appears to have a crotchchop playcall

    Rodger Sherman
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Suck it, Wake Forest opponents. Suck it. If you're a coach on the sideline, you have to make sure that your signals for your on-field players are distinctive, so they can pick them out easily and quickly remember what the signals mean. Wake Forest has got that figured out: That was from Thursday night's season-opening loss to Louisiana-Monroe, but we didn't see it until someone set it to Degeneration X's theme music: If we're being perfectly honest, it's less of a crotch-chop and more of a crotch-rub while making a V, but still. It's crotchy.
  • FIBA World Cup 2014 results: Team USA destroys New Zealand, Australia upsets Lithuania

    SB Nation NBA Staff
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Day 4 of the FIBA World Cup featured another easy US win and a critical Australia victory that shook up Group D. Group C Ukraine 64, Turkey 58: Olexandr Mishula had 19 points off the bench as Ukraine beat Turkey in a hotly contested game to move to 2-1 in group play. Both teams struggled offensively for most of the contest, with Ukraine taking a 41-39 lead into the final frame. Ukraine finally broke out offensively in the fourth quarter, and two three-pointers from Mishula helped put the game away in the final minutes. Omer Asik had 16 points and 20 rebounds in the loss for Turkey, who…
  • Josh Brent conditionally reinstated by NFL, per report

    Matt Conner
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    The Cowboys defensive tackle could be eligible to play in regular season games by Week 11. Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL, per Ian Rapoport. #Cowboys DT Josh Brent has been conditionally reinstated with Cowboys, eligible to return to play in games by week 11, source says — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2014 Josh Brent has 5 days to appeal. Any prohibited alcohol-related conduct will likely result in immediate suspension, potential NFL banishment — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 2, 2014 Brent has not played in an NFL…
  • Jeremy Evans can jump really, really, really, really, really high

    Rodger Sherman
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    CONFIRMED: The 2012 Slam Dunk champion can jump into the air further than you or I can jump into the air. In May, we posted a picture of Andrew Wiggins jumping really, really, really high at a training center called P3 Sports Science. However, that place just posted another picture to Instagram, and it's of Jeremy Evans, and he can jump even higher. Going from a reported standing reach of nine feet, that means Evans has a 45-inch vertical leap. WHICH IS SO HIGH. Apparently, he broke a record he'd previously set for highest standing vertical, reaching 12'9. Which is very high. It would be the…
  • The Fantasy War Room is LIVE!

    SB Nation Fantasy
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The SB Nation Fantasy War Room is live until 10 p.m. ET. Trying to figure out your last minute lineup decisions? Have thoughts on a trade or a waiver pick-up? We're here for you! Welcome back to the War Room! This marks the third season of a chat room that offers you the most extensive fantasy football advice on the Internet. In 2012, SB Nation created a live chat called the Fantasy War Room, in order to help you better prepare for your fantasy football drafts and weekly lineup decisions. Unlike other chats that are for an hour or two on game day, the Fantasy War Room is live several hours a…
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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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    Fanatchicks

  • #BEGT – Sports Travel Done Right

    Lesley Batson
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    My introduction to the series of posts coming throughout this week showcasing the 21st Annual Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge weekend at PGA National Resort & Spa.  I want to encourage more women to incorporate sports in their travel plans and this event does it right!  Check out posts and videos from fanatchicks who attended #BEGT.
  • Western Conference Finals: Maya vs. Brittney. Who will take it all?!

    Laureen
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
      MVP vs. DPOY?? Not bad….not bad. The WNBA Playoffs are in full swing, and so far,  it’s everything we imagined it would be. Exciting. Riveting. Competitive. Edge-of-your-seat action. Tonight kicks off round 2 of the playoffs: the conference finals. Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Skye will face Tameka Catchings and the Indiana Fever for the East, while Maya and the Lynx will face Diana, BG, and the rest of the Phoenix Mercury for the rights to the West. While I’m hyped for both, there’s something about that Western Conference Final that has my level of…
  • 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…
 
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    10 Most Recent Articles

  • Aston Villa Confirm Capture Of Manchester United Midfielder

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Aston Villa have today confirmed the loan signing of Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley. The 25-year-old central midfielder looked destined to join Villa on a permanent deal, however, a move failed to materialise and the club could only secure the player on a season loan. The two clubs were granted an extension following the 11pm deadline last night in order to complete the necessary paperwork, and now according to the BBC, the Premier League have accepted the move. Cleverley came through Uniteds illustrious academy and signed a new four-year deal with the Old Trafford club in 2011.
  • Summer Transfer Window XI Vs Deadline Day XI

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It was an eventful transfer window this summer, with some teams landing big name players and others losing their prized possessions. Here at Sportsvibe weve created two teams we believe to be the best of the bunch one made up of signings throughout the summer, and the other from strictly last-minute deals. Of course the likes of Diego Costa and Angel di Maria have made the cut for the overall XI, whilst Danny Welbeck and Mohamed Diame have sneaked their way into the last-minute deal side but we want to know your views! Which players from the last-minute team would make it into the overall…
  • Di Maria Wanted To Sign For PSG Instead Of Manchester United

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The president of French champions Paris Saint Germain has claimed that Angel di Maria wanted to sign for his side instead of Manchester United. The Argentina international last week finalised his 59. 7m move to Old Trafford which set a new British transfer record. But, according to the Metro, PSG president NasserAl-Khelaifi has claimed that Di Maria wanted to move to Paris, and would have done so if Real Madrids asking price wasnt too high. Due to UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, a deal between Madrid and PSG could not be agreed, leaving Louis Van Gaal free to sign his main transfer target.
  • What Does Falcao Signing Mean For Robin Van Persie?

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The biggest story on transfer deadline involved Manchester United, as it so often does Radamel Falcao completed his loan move to Old Trafford from Monaco. But with Wayne Rooney having recently been given the captains armband, where does it leave Robin van Persie? Reports in the Mirror suggest that part of the reason for signing Falcao is that Louis van Gaal is concerned about whether Van Persie will recover from the knee injury he has sustained that could require surgery. But the most the Dutchman is likely to face on the sidelines is a few months, meaning he will surely be fighting with the…
  • Everton Sign Belgian Striker

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Everton have completed a season-long loan deal to sign Belgian superstar David Henen. The Toffees have been chasing the 18-year-olds signature all summer and even had the star training with the squad during pre-season. Henen was pictured in the stands during a pre-season friendly with Porto, but dealt the Premier League side a blow when he agreed to sign for Olympiakos yesterday for 3m. The BBC have confirmed though that manager Roberto Martinez acted swiftly to try and land his man by making an offer to bring Henen to Goodison Park on an immediate loan. The youngster will now spend the…
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    RantSports

  • Pittsburgh Pirates: 5 Predictions For September

    Justin Broyles
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    [slideshow_deploy id='284343'] Justin Broyles is a Pirates writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @Tweets_ByJ, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Buy or Sell: Kenbrell Thompkins

    Sean Cordy
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    When asking if you should buy or sell Kenbrell Thompkins, you’re really questioning if he’s even worth a roster spot. You’re not wanting to know if he’s going to be worth your 13th round pick — he’s currently has an average draft position (ADP) of 219. That means in most drafts, he goes undrafted. In fact, he’s […]
  • New England Patriots’ Tom Brady Doesn’t Care What You Think

    Connor Fulton
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    As the NFL becomes more of a business, more people question the longevity of aging stars. At age 37, Tom Brady is being heavily scrutinized—many inhabitants of the football world don’t think he will last much longer, maybe a few more seasons. As he showed during the Dennis & Callahan morning show on Tuesday, Brady simply doesn’t […]
  • Predicting the Chicago Bears’ Week 1 Depth Chart

    Ricardo Guzman
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
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  • 5 QBs Under the Most Pressure in Week 1

    Vinny Lanni
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    [slideshow_deploy id='441493'] Vinny Lanni is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.
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    Y! Sports Blogs - Yahoo Sports

  • Patriots QB Tom Brady gives the perfect answer to retirement question

    Frank Schwab
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    One of the questions that will come up with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees for the next few years will be when they plan to retire. They've answered in different ways. Brees said he wants to play until he's 45. Manning has admitted he knows he's in the final stage of his career but doesn't have a set plan on when he'll walk away. But Brady gave the best answer of all, on his weekly radio appearance with WEEI's "Dennis & Callahan" show: "When I suck, I’ll retire," Brady said, via the Boston Globe. "But I don’t plan on sucking for a long time." That sums it up perfectly. Usually…
  • Cowboys reportedly to sign Michael Sam to practice squad, pending physical

    Frank Schwab
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Of course it was the Cowboys who want to hire defensive end Michael Sam. Dallas not only doesn't run from headlines, it embraces them. So the Cowboys' decision to add Sam to the practice squad, and the attention that will come from having the man trying to be the NFL's first openly gay player, is a perfect fit. Sam will sign with the Cowboys practice squad if he passes a physical, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said. Michael Sam flies in to Dallas tonight, source says. He’ll take a physical. If he passes, he will join their practice squad.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 2, 2014 In some…
  • Bryce Petty is optimistic he'll play Saturday against Northwestern State

    Nick Bromberg
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Baylor QB Bryce Petty does not want to miss the Bears' next game even if it may not be the most practical thing to do. Petty cracked two transverse processes in his back on Sunday against SMU. The transverse process is the bony points that stick out on each side of a vertebra. As back injuries, especially ones with the word "cracked" in them, it's not a terrible injury and one that can heal on its own. Petty says he's going to try to play through it Saturday against Northwestern State. “That’s my goal towards the rest of the week,” Petty said via the Dallas Morning News. You can’t do…
  • John Isner, Sam Querrey will lead U.S. Davis Cup team in World Group playoff Sept. 12-14

    Stephanie Myles
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    NEW YORK – The U.S. Open is only a fortnight, but Davis Cup is on a never-ending loop, which is part of the challenge in trying to make it relevant and get the tennis world to focus on it. As soon as some of the world's top players wrap up their run in New York, they have to quickly turn around and prepare to represent their country whether it's in a World Group semi-final, or in a playoff tie to ensure they're in the World Group for 2015. The U.S. will meet Slovakia at the Sears Center Arena in Chicago. The conditions will be rather different than the ones they've encounted this week in…
  • Even Zac Rinaldo is surprised the Flyers re-signed Zac Rinaldo now

    Greg Wyshynski
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Zac Rinaldo was entering the final year of his contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and could have become a restricted free agent next summer. Perhaps sensing the confetti shower of offer sheets that would float down on him if he reached RFA status, the Flyers proactively signed Rinaldo to a 2-year extension on Tuesday.  From the Flyers: Rinaldo, 24 (6/15/1990) will be entering his fourth NHL season in 2014-15.  He appeared in 67 games for the Flyers last season, recording two goals and two assists along with 153 penalty minutes. He ranked second on the Flyers with 231 hits while playing…
 
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    Sportmentary Online Sports Talk

  • Poll - Who Will Win Super Bowl XLIX?

    Anthony B
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Yesterday I posted my NFC and Super Bowl picks and on Friday I posted my AFC picks. Now it's your turn to vote for who you think will win the Super Bowl. function VoteWindow() { url="http://vote.sparklit.com/wait.html";... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sportmentary 2014 NFC and Super Bowl Predictions

    Anthony B
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    On Friday I posted Sportmentary.com's 2014 AFC predictions and today I'm are sharing my NFC predictions. Some of my picks may not be popular or follow conventional wisdom but they are my mine and I own them. We'll have to go through a full... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Does Michael Sam Deserve to Make and NFL Team?

    Anthony B
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Michael Sam was cut by the St. Luis Rams today and now has until tomorrow at noon to be picked up by another team. If that doesn't happen, the Rams will be able to add him to their practice roster. Sam had a very good preseason and I believe he... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sportmentary 2014 AFC Predictions

    Anthony B
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    As I prepare for the Labor Day weekend, I do so knowing that the start of the NFL season is less than a week away. With that in mind and the fact that my excitement is building up for the start of football, it’s time for the annual Sportmentary NFL... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
 
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    Capital Sports

  • United ‘broken’ by Welbeck exit

    TEAMtalk Media
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    LONDON, September 2- Former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan believes that the club have lost their way following the departure of Danny Welbeck and the arrival of a host of big-money signings. Welbeck secured a £16 million move to Arsenal on transfer deadline day, ending 13-year association with the club which he joined as an 11-year-old. The England international’s exit means that Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans are the only remaining regulars in the United squad that are products of the club’s famed academy, while youngsters Reece James and Tyler Blackett have also…
  • Di Maria: Cristiano delayed Old Trafford move

    TEAMtalk Media
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    LONDON, September 2-Argentina international Angel Di Maria has revealed that he delayed his move to Manchester United following the intervention of Cristiano Ronaldo. The 28-year-old winger, who recently sealed a British transfer fee record switch to the Premier League outfit, has admitted he was close to joining the Red Devils ahead of the 2013/14 campaign. He ultimately stayed and fought for his place at the Bernabeu following the purchase of Gareth Bale from Tottenham for a world record transfer fee. And, it appears that Ronaldo played a crucial role in the talented winger sticking it out…
  • Dad stopped Bolt from being cricketer

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    BANGALORE, September 2- Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. Bolt, the world’s fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck fear into the hearts of batsmen while playing for the West Indies in the 1980s and 90s. Asked on a promotional visit to India why he did not pursue his love of cricket, the six-time Olympic gold medallist replied: “Blame it on my dad.” “My father is a…
  • Safari challenged to press strong case for WRC

    ALEX ISABOKE
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, September 2 – The 62nd KCB Safari Rally will be used to lay out a strong case of consideration as a candidate for inclusion in the 2017 World Rally Championships calender next year. Speaking on Tuesday during the launch of the September 12 to 14 showdown that will largely be run in private farms in the outskirts of Nanyuki next weekend with Nairobi and Kiambu enjoying part of the action, world motorsports governing body (FIA) vice-president, Surrinder Thatthi, said organisers have the challenge of meeting WRC standards after failing the test last year. “When we have a…
  • I Coast approves S Leone game amid Ebola fears

    AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:26 am
    ABIDJAN, September 2- The Ivory Coast government on Tuesday relented and agreed to let the national football team play an Africa Cup of Nations match against Sierra Leone that it had banned because of Ebola virus fears. Ivory Coast had been warned they could be excluded from the Nations Cup finals if they refused to play Sierra Leone, one of the countries worst hit by the incurable disease which has killed more than 1,500 people this year. The Ivory Coast Football Federation said that most of the players, including Yaya Toure of Manchester City, Salomon Kalou of Hertha Berlin and Gervinho of…
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    No Guts, No Glory

  • The San Diego Padres pay homage to Bud Selig by creating a plaza in his name

    J Will
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:58 pm
    As we all know, MLB commissioner Bud Selig will step down after this season. Even though his farewell tour hasn’t been as epic as Derek Jeter’s, some teams have shown their appreciation for Selig. None more so than the San Diego Padres. The Padres have created a plaza in honor of Selig that will be open year-round for fans to visit. On yet another sun-kissed day in paradise, the Padres honored Selig with a dedication ceremony of the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza at Petco Park, which sits behind the Western Metal Supply Building, next to 13 palm trees, waving gently in the breeze…
  • Manny Pacquiao wants Metta World Peace on his basketball team

    J Will
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    If you haven’t heard, Manny Pacquiao will be a player/coach for his basketball team in the Philippines. With Pacquiao only being 5’6, he knows he can’t do it by himself. So just like any other coach, Pacquiao knows he needs a few good players on his team. According to Abac Cordero of the Philippine Star, Pacquiao wants Metta World Peace to play on his basketball team. Pacquiao is so excited that he already has an import in mind, and at first he wouldn’t name the player. “Basta,” he said. Pressed, the eight-division boxing champion relented. “Si Ron Artest,” said…
  • Mark Cuban takes a shot at Houston Rockets’ GM for his approach in free agency

    J Will
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban really has a problem with the Houston Rockets. Last year during free agency, Cuban was pissed at Rockets general manager Daryl Morey when he asked him about trading Dirk Nowitzki. Now that Chandler Parsons has signed with the Mavericks, the rivalry between the two teams is starting to heat up. Cuban was on 105.3 The Fan and was asked about the Rockets asking if Dirk was available to be traded. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ He asked if we’d trade Dirk. At first I thought it was taunting, but now knowing more about Daryl I don’t think it was in…
  • 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…
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    CoachUp Blog

  • CoachUp’s Top Sports Books to Read

    Jack Carroll
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    The CoachUp office is buzzing with excitement over the release of Reaching Another Level: How Private Coaching Transforms the Lives of Professional Athletes, Weekend Warriors, and the Kids Next Door, written by CoachUp CEO and founder Jordan Fliegel. If you haven’t downloaded your copy yet, be sure to do so on Amazon. The release of the book sparked an office discussion over the top sports books ever. I reached out to a few of my CoachUp teammates to get their opinions on their favorite sports books.   Jack Customer Experience and Digital Content Associate Noah Analytics and Search…
  • 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…
 
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    Kevin Krest's Positively Sports

  • FRIDAY RANDOM THOUGHTS

    Kevin Krest
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    It's a Friday before a holiday weekend, which also happens to be the first one of the college football season. My picks for Thursday were abysmal and I was only saved from going zero for the night by an expected blowout win by Arizona State. So I have to come back from a 1 - 3 start, but it's a long season and hope springs eternal.College Football Kicks Off: As I watched Texas A&M dismantle South Carolina last night, I couldn't help but wonder whether the Aggies are that good or if the Gamecocks are a bit overrated. If it's the former, then the rest of the SEC West had better be on…
  • 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…
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEEK ONE PREDICTIONS

    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…
  • SOCHI OLYMPICS ATHLETIC TRAITOR

    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…
  • GUESS WHAT, CANADA'S HOCKEY TEAMS ARE REALLY GOOD

    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,…
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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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  • NFL Pick: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

    Adam Burke
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Matchup: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks Date/Time: September 4, 8:30 p.m. ET TV: NBC NFL Betting Odds From BetDSI Sportsbook Spread: Seattle -6 Total: 46 The 2014 NFL Regular Season kicks off on Thursday night with a primetime clash of two NFC favorites to represent the conference in Super Bowl XLIX. The Seattle Seahawks will begin the season with a lot of pomp and circumstance with concerts, fan fests, and, of course, the pre-game ceremony to honor the 2013 Super Bowl champions. Big things are expected from last season’s champions, but big things are also expected from the Green Bay…
  • The Money Down: September 2

    Cole Ryan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Oakland Raiders: Shiny New Carr As far as NFL rookies go, it looked as though Johnny Manziel had the best chance to start in week one, but the Raiders have other plans. Oakland tabs rookie Derek Carr to start at New York Jets http://t.co/wMhi7mJI6f (@bylindsayhjones) pic.twitter.com/LNKMbskeea — Izzy Gould (@IzzyGould) September 2, 2014 The Raiders felt better about starting Carr based on how he did in preseason games. He rarely went against a first team defenses, and the Raiders are rolling the dice with this move. It also speaks volumes into how far Matt Schaub has fallen. Dennis…
  • College Football Pick: Arizona Wildcats vs UTSA Roadrunners

    Adam Burke
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Matchup: Arizona Wildcats at University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Date/Time: September 4, 8:00 p.m. ET TV: FOX Sports 1 College Football Betting Odds From BetDSI Sportsbook Spread: Arizona -7 Total: 54 Two teams coming off of thoroughly impressive wins in Week 1 face off on Thursday night as the Arizona Wildcats travel to San Antonio to take on the UTSA Roadrunners. The Wildcats set school records for offense in the first career start of quarterback Anu Solomon as they hung 58 points and nearly 800 yards on UNLV. The Roadrunners celebrated Larry Coker’s contract extension with a…
  • College Football Pick: Pitt Panthers at Boston College Eagles

    Adam Burke
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Matchup: Pitt Panthers at Boston College Eagles Date/Time: September 5, 7:00 p.m. ET TV: ESPN College Football Betting Odds From BetDSI Sportsbook Spread: Pitt -4.5 Total: OFF After easy wins in Week 1, the Pitt Panthers and the Boston College Eagles jump into ACC Conference play. Pitt destroyed the Division I-AA Delaware Blue Hens by a 62-0 score, while Boston College beat in-state foe Massachusetts 30-7. The Pitt defense held Delaware to just 64 yards for their first shutout in nine years. The Eagles offense was sluggish under Tyler Murray for the first half, scoring just six points, but…
  • College Football Pick: Washington State Cougars at Nevada Wolfpack

    Adam Burke
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Matchup: Washington State Cougars at Nevada Wolfpack Date/Time: September 5, 10:30 p.m. ET TV: ESPN College Football Betting Odds From BetDSI Sportsbook Spread: Washington State -3 Total: OFF Following a very poor defensive showing against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Washington State Cougars find themselves road chalk when they go to Reno to take on the Nevada Wolfpack. Washington State couldn’t pull out a Week 1 victory, falling 41-38 in a shootout to Rutgers. Nevada, meanwhile, escaped against Southern Utah with a 28-19 victory. Big plays hurt the Wolfpack, who outgained Southern…
 
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  • Training for a Triathlon – The Simply Tri Team Way

    Leanne
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    We asked Naomi from our Simply Tri – London Triathlon team a little about what she did to train for her first triathlon and what she did nutrition wise during this. Monday – Spinning Tuesday- Pilates Wednesday- Spinning Thursday- Swimming/HIIT training Friday- Spinning and Swimming Saturday- Run Sunday- Rest Day   These exercises helped Naomi improve her cardiovascular fitness, core stability and technique. These fitted in well with her busy working day. She was able to train around work, in lunchtimes and in the evenings and fit these in to the day more easily than longer…
  • Britains Swimmers Go For Gold

    Chris
    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

    Chris
    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…
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  • Watch BT Sports 2 Online Live

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  • Essential Football Fan Gear For the Whole Family!

    Stephanie
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    It’s finally football time in Tennessee! There is a lot I like about fall.  There is the awesome weather, all of the new television shows start, and of course it kicks off football season!  Even if you are not a huge football fan, you are bound to take place in some tailgating and will probably attend a social gathering where everyone is watching and cheering on their team. So it is essential that you look the part!  A few good pieces can get you through a season.  (Unless you are my like my husband who thinks he needs 15 short sleeve UNC T-shirts and a closet full of Titan gear!)…
  • A Change of Scenery: Running in Downtown Disney

    Stephanie
    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

    Stephanie
    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?

    Stephanie
    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

    Stephanie
    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…
 
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  • A Trio of First Half Goals by FDU Enough to Zoom Past Hornets

    WomenPlayBall
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:17 pm
     (Dover, Del.) – Battling hot weather conditions, the Delaware State women’s soccer team (0-4) failed to find its groove against the visiting Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (3-1), allowing three first half goals to fall 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. To get things started, FDU’s Connie Lewis (3) scored during the 12th minute, after making a move past a defender deep in Hornet territory, resulting in a shot placed over the head of goalkeeper Katelyn Koslosky.  Midfielder Amanda Goulet was credited with an assist. About three minutes later, Lewis connected for an assist, with…
  • Milton Named MVP, Mead All-Tournament As Volleyball Wins Tournament With Win Over Host-Hofstra

    WomenPlayBall
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Dropping its first set for the first time this year, Santa Clara rallied to win the next three sets and defeated host-Hofstra 3-1 to win the ACICS Hofstra Invitational on Saturday night.  Senior Taylor Milton was named the MVP and freshman Kirsten Mead was named to the All-Tournament team. The Broncos move to 3-0 and Hofstra falls to 3-1.  Set scores were 21-25, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-19. Santa Clara will play at Army on Tues., Sept. 2 in a 4:30 pm Pacific match before moving on to Harvard for its tournament next weekend. The Broncos hit .419 with 70 kills (13e, 136 att.).  They collected 65…
  • NYU Women’s Soccer Drops Close One

    WomenPlayBall
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Crawford scored the Violets’ lone goal on Saturday. Photo Courtesy of NYU Athletics The New York University women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to host Kean University in their second game of the Cougar Classic in Union, NJ, on Saturday, August 30. After defeating Richard Stockton College on Friday, the Violets fell short of compiling back-to-back victories at the Classic. The Cougars (1-1) scored first in the contest when Jordyn Bronsky tallied from 50 yards out with 13:59 gone. The Violets (1-1) tied the score on Cami Crawford‘s shot into the upper right corner of…
  • Juniata Women’s Volleyball Wins Red Dragon Classic

    WomenPlayBall
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    CORTLAND, NY- The Juniata women’s volleyball team took both of its matches on Saturday to claim the championship of the 30th annual Cortland Red Dragon Women’s Volleyball Classic. The Eagles record now stands at a perfect 4-0. The Eagles had little trouble with the University of Rochester in the first match of the day as Juniata won 3-0 (25-6, 25-15, 25-12). The team totaled 56 digs with Brittani Young (Columbia, PA/Hempfield Area) picking up 17. Chelsea Scufaro (Geneva, OH/Geneva) and Kelly Reynolds (Upper Saint Clair, PA/Upper Saint Clair) both had 10 each with Reynolds adding…
  • Knights Dominate Kangaroos Invitational

    WomenPlayBall
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Junior Lindsey McCormick was one of seven runners in the top 10 for Clarkson on Saturday. – Photo by Lauren Magin. Courtesy of Clarkson Athletics With more than half of the top 10 constituted of Clarkson University Cross Country members, the Golden Knights‘ men’s and women’s runners dominated the 2014 Kangaroos Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Men’s Race Results Women’s Race Results The Golden Knights’ men had three of the top five, seven of the top 10, 10 of the top 15 and 18 of the top 30, Clarkson scored just 25 points in the 5,000-meter…
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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

    seand
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Bruins, Wild, Blackhawks and more: CSNNE.com 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

    seand
    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. NJ.com 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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  • Penn State: James Franklin – The Start of a New Era

    NittanySportsHuddle
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    The magnitude of the Penn State Nittany Lions’ season-opening win over the University of Central Florida on Saturday (26-24) was tremendous for James Franklin. This former Pennsylvania-kid-returned-home-a-young-man has proven his ability to recruit, coach and win in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), arguably the best college football conference over the past decade. When Franklin accepted his former head coaching position at Vanderbilt University, he inherited a team that had won a total of four games over the previous two seasons. But in three years at the helm of the Vanderbilt…
  • USC Trojans 2014 Football Season Preview

    Jeff Little
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    The toughest thing for a major college football program to accomplish is to build and maintain momentum from one year to the next. In 2013, the University of California Trojans (USC) were able to turn around an unsettled season, playing tough down the stretch and finishing with a Las Vegas Bowl win over Fresno State. USC avoids Pac 12 North foes Oregon and Washington in 2014. The Trojans’ two toughest games of the year are at Stanford University September 6 and at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on November 22. USC is 0-4 in the last two years against rivals UCLA and…
  • Washington Redskins: The Robert Griffin Effect

    Lake Lewis Jr
    30 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: Another Final 53 Roster Prediction

    Diane Chesebrough
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    The preseason games have been played and statements by players looking to get on this roster have been made. The Washington Redskins’ coaching staff must cut as many as 20 guys from the team by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow and they have some very tough decisions to make. This year, the NFL increased the number of players on the practice squad from eight to 10 which is somewhat helpful. But there is more talent on this squad than we’ve seen in a long time at this time of the year. Predicting Washington’s final 53-man roster was not easy. I’ve drafted and re-drafted this list multiple…
  • 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…
 
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  • A Preview Of Ohio State, Navy

    srpatterson
    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

    srpatterson
    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

    srpatterson
    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. Cleveland.com 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

    srpatterson
    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

    srpatterson
    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 Week 1 Betting Trends to Watch

    David Grant
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    There are many systems for picking games in the NFL, using historic trends against the spread is a favorite of many gamblers. Read More at www.OnlineWagerReview.com Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
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    21 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
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    21 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
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  • Ein ferngesteuerter Hubschrauber ist perfekt für den Familienausflug geeignet

    Christy
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    Wenn Sie den ferngesteuerten Hubschrauber zusammen mit der Familie nutzen, dann sind sowohl die Kinder als auch die Erwachsenen begeistert. Hier finden Sie eine Auswahl ferngesteuerter Hubschrauber im Test. Ob im Park oder im eigenen Garten, Fliegen ist aufregend und spannend. Um die Flugzeit bei elektrobetriebenen Modellen zu verlängern, nehmen Sie Ersatzakkus mit, diese lassen sich unkompliziert austauschen. Bei der Auswahl der Hubschrauber sollten Sie zudem auf die Reichweite achten, diese entscheidet über den Spaß bei der Nutzung. Eine zu kleine Reichweite wirkt einschränkend und…
  • Die 2,5 Zoll Festplatte – leicht und handlich

    Christy
    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

    Christy
    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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  • Katie Lou Samuelson: Journey to a Championship

    High School Illustrated
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Ninety seconds on the game clock. Spain and the USA are tied 71-71. The FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Under-17 World Championship for Women taking place in the beautiful, romantic city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, will be decided in those seconds. Katie Lou Samuelson is the USA team captain. She’s on the floor those final, electrifying seconds, leading her team, searching for that final burst of energy and will. As the seconds tick by, Katie Lou travels up and down the court as the teams trade points, the final determination nearing. When the buzzer signals this…
  • Taking the Stress Out of College: Knowing What to Expect

    High School Illustrated
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Many college students realize they weren’t realistic about college. Some expect to find it hard living away from home, not only in terms of missing family but also in dealing with practical stuff like washing your own clothes. If anticipated, these issues can be less stressful. Living away from home tends to be the toughest adjustment for first-year students. You’ve had a clear role within your family all of your life: the family comedian, the mediator, maybe the translator. These roles can help you feel like you belong somewhere. It can be hard adjusting to a new place and a new…
  • National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Provides Opportunity, Training, and Vision for Young Athletes

    High School Illustrated
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Empowering the Young for Life By David Hahn Jim Spier has been a fan of track and field since he was a high school student in the late 1950s. When he attended track and field events as an adult he got interested in the Junior events (under 20) and noticed that the Junior teams did not represent the makeup of the top high school track and field athletes in the nation. Together with his friend, Mike Byrnes, they did some digging, asking questions and studying the process. What Jim and Mike learned is that many young high school athletes could not advance to higher level sanctioned events. On…
  • 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…
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  • Golf Club of Estrella – An Average Golfers Review

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    X is not your grandmother’s WordPress theme, and we want to prove it to you. Here are the top 5 reasons you need to buy X today! Stacks, Stacks, & More Stacks Instead of being stuck with one design for your next project, X is a gift that keeps on giving. Built with our custom Stacks, X is the most versatile premium WordPress theme on the market today. Think of Stacks like full site designs built into the theme with each one giving a totally unique look and feel. There are currently three Stacks to chose from: Integrity, Renew, and Icon. Point & Click X is not only one of the…
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    With several dozen of the best looking Shortcodes around, we wanted to give you a sample of the many high-end Shortcodes built into X. We’ve grouped some together so this isn’t a super long post, however for a complete list with demos and examples of each, be sure to head over to our Shortcodes page. Image Frame, Tooltips, Popovers & 3D Button Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Donec sed odio dui. Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. Cras justo odio, dapibus ac facilisis…
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    UM Hoops.com

  • Italy Rewind: Spike Albrecht

    Dylan Burkhardt
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today we conclude our “Italy Rewind” series with a closer look at Spike Albrecht in our player-by-player recap and video feature from Michigan’s four-game tour of Italy. Previously: Zak Irvin, Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton, Aubrey Dawkins, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman, Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Mark Donnal. Spike Albrecht is a gamble that continues to pay off for John Beilein. Albrecht was originally added to Michigan’s roster because the Wolverines needed a point guard to play just a few minutes off the bench behind Trey Burke. Albrecht played that role…
  • Italy Rewind: Mark Donnal

    Dylan Burkhardt
    29 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, Caris LeVert, Derrick Walton, Aubrey Dawkins, Ricky Doyle, Kameron Chatman & Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Today: Mark Donnal. Mark Donnal spent last season battling against Jordan Morgan, Mitch McGary and Jon Horford in practice as he sat out during his redshirt season. The rest of his time last season was spent in the weight room – he’s now up to 240 pounds – as he prepared for his number 34 to be called this season. Now Mitch McGary,…
  • 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…
 
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    SportingAlert.com

  • NCAA College Football Rankings – Florida State Stays No. 1

    BY DWAYNE SIMPSON
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) -- Florida State remained No. 1 in the latest Associated Press' NCAA College Football poll, released on Tuesday afternoon. The post NCAA College Football Rankings – Florida State Stays No. 1 appeared first on SportingAlert.com.
  • Day 8 Results: U.S. Open Women’s and Men’s Singles Round 4

    By Lisa Lord, Contributor
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) -- Men's and women's singles scores and results from Day 8 at the 2014 US Open Tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows, New York on Monday's Labor Day. The action on the day saw No. 1 seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams both recording wins in the fourth round and booked quarterfinal places. The post Day 8 Results: U.S. Open Women’s and Men’s Singles Round 4 appeared first on SportingAlert.com.
  • FIBA World Cup Basketball TV Channels, Schedule: Sept. 2

    Brittney Berreth
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    (Sporting Alert) -- TV channel and schedule for Tuesday's FIBA World Cup Basketball tournament being hosted by Spain, who are one of the favourites for the title. The post FIBA World Cup Basketball TV Channels, Schedule: Sept. 2 appeared first on SportingAlert.com.
  • U.S. Open Order of Play on Day 8 – Sept. 1

    By Lisa Lord, Contributor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) -- Order of play at the U.S. Open Tennis tournament on Day 8, with both top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic on the schedule. The post U.S. Open Order of Play on Day 8 – Sept. 1 appeared first on SportingAlert.com.
  • U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s Singles – Day 7

    By Lisa Lord, Contributor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) -- Results from the U.S. Open Tennis tournament - men's and women's singles - at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York. Recording third round victories in men's singles were the No. 2-seeded Roger Federer and the No. 6-seeded Tomas Berdych, but the fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain was upset by Frenchman Gilles Simon, the No. 26th seed. The post U.S. Open Men’s and Women’s Singles – Day 7 appeared first on SportingAlert.com.
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  • Visitors Section: The College Football EXTRAVAGANZA and company

    VisitorsSection
    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.

    VisitorsSection
    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

    VisitorsSection
    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

    VisitorsSection
    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

    VisitorsSection
    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

  • LIVE- AC Milan Transfer News- Deadline Day

    YB
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
  • LIVE: AC Milan vs Lazio

    YB
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
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  • Valencia vs AC Milan

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

    YB
    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

    YB
    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.
 
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    UNPACKIN' it Ministries

  • Daily: College FB Recap, Michael Sam, Jerry Jones & Captains

    Ryan Leander
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Today on the Show: Bryce gives his observations from the first weekend in college football, including App State’s embarrassing loss against Michigan. We discuss the key issues surrounding Michael Sam, and give thoughts from a sports fan’s perspective, as well as, a faith perspective. We share our opinions of ESPN’s interesting profile of Cowboys’ owner, Jerry Jones. Bryce responds to the Panthers’ choices for this year’s team captains. 9-2-14 full show]
  • 25 MINUTES of Football Season Start-Up

    Darla
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    It’s beginning to look a lot like football on this weekend’s UNPACKIN’ it show! Join Bryce as he talks NFL and College football, and brings his five best reasons to be excited about the season…and playing in a Fantasy Football League. 25 Minute Show-8-29-14
  • UNPACKIN’ it MINUTE: The TRUTH About Lying

    Darla
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    This past week a very bizarre story in sports, involving a senior football captain at USC, was reported by the media. Initially, Josh Shaw was labeled a hero for jumping off a second-story balcony to save his young nephew from drowning in a pool. A couple days later, conflicting information came out and the account was being questioned. Eventually, Shaw admitted to making up the entire story. Sometimes lying happens too easily for us – even when the circumstances are not as outrageous as Shaw’s story. We might lie when people ask how we’re doing, or when describing how work is…
  • INTERVIEW with Coach Bobby Bowden

    Darla
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Today we are privileged to have Coach Bobby Bowden on our show - the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football history. Bobby coached for 57 years and won two national championships while at Florida State. Although retired from coaching for four years, he has written a new book called The Wisdom of Faith. He comes on the show to talk about faith, family, and football.  bobby bowden interview
  • INTERVIEW with Corey Lynch

    Darla
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    We are thrilled to have Corey Lynch as our guest today. He’s currently an NFL free agent, but has been a safety in the league since 2008, playing for the Bengals, Bucs, Chargers, Titans, and Colts. Corey played for Appalachian State from 2003-2007 and was apart of all three National Championships. He is also the one who blocked the final field goal to secure App State’s upset over Michigan. We go down memory lane and he tells us about his experience. He also shares some controversial thoughts about the downside of beating Michigan. Corey Lynch interview quarter 2   CHECK OUT…
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    Wild On Sports

  • NFL Week 1 Waiver Wire Wonders

    Dennis Estes
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Wild on SportsNFL Week 1 Wavier Wire WondersBy Wild on Sports Analyst Jason GillsonEach week we take a look at the players still available in most league that you can plug and play in case of an emergency injury or bye week. The key to surviving the gruling season is staying a step ahead of your competition. Who is that next Alshon Jeffery? Nick Foley? Zach Stacy? At some point this season you are likely to find them here...QB Derek Carr - Oakland RaidersWho would have thought that of all the teams with high profile rookie QB's it would be Oakland with the only rookie starting week one. The…
  • NFL Power Rankings - Week 1

    Dennis Estes
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Wild on SportsNFL Power RankingsWeek 1September 2, 2014Back at it and better than ever! My oh my is it nice to finally have NFL football to distract us night and day for the next five months. We are kicking off the season in style with our weekly NFL Power Rankings. Be sure to join us each week to see where your team stands.Why, you may ask, are defending Super Bowl Champs not ranked #1 to kick off the season? Simply put, its just way too hard to repeat in this league. Players leaving from free agency, injuries, complacency, opponents getting up for the chance to knock off the champs, Super…
  • NHL Power Rankings - April 1

    Dennis Estes
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Wild on SportsNHL Power RankingsApril 1, 2014For a second straight week the Boston Bruins, the hottest team in the NHL, holds down the top spot. The Bruns have won 15 of their last 16 and posted a 15-1-1 record in the month of March. Just incredible. The defending Eastern Conference Champs are firing on all cylinders and looks poised for another deep playoff run. At #2 this week are the St. Louis Blues. The Blues had won three straight this past week before a tough loss to the Dallas Stars. They still remain one of the top teams in the West and have been extremely dominant since the trade…
  • MLB 2014 Team Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Dennis Estes
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Wild on SportsMLB 2014 Team Preview: Colorado RockiesBy Wild on Sports MLB Analyst Aaron Dorman2013 Overview: The year before, the pitching collapsed and the formerly competitive Rockies unit looked like they might need a rebuild. In 2013 they still only win 74 games but things are more promising; they might have won 4-5 if not for month-long injuries to their trio of offensive stars: Michael Cuddyer, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. The pitching looks much less terrible, as Joulys Chacin and Jorge de la Rosa lead a rebound performance. Still, the team has plenty of holes.Winter…
  • MLB 2014 Team Preview: San Diego Padres

    Dennis Estes
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:43 am
    Wild on SportsMLB 2014 Team Preview: San Diego PadresBy Wild on Sports MLB Analyst Aaron Dorman2013 Overview: A nearly identical year to the previous. Injuries in the rotation. Some rookie surprises in the field (Logan Forsythe in 2012, Jedd Gyorko in 2013) and also some complete meltdowns (Nick Hundley in 2012, Cameron Maybin in 2013). Above .500 in the second half of the year. Everth Cabrera only plays a half season; in 2012 it was an injury, in 2013 it was steroids. Perhaps this current version of the Padres is epitomized by Yonder Alonso, an unusual and intriguing talent who nevertheless…
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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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    StacieMahoe.com

  • 11 Phrases Successful Athletes Never Say On Game Day

    Stacie
    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

    Stacie
    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

    Stacie
    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

    Stacie
    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

    Stacie
    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

  • NCAAF Betting Trends: Fading AP Top 25 Teams After a Loss

    David Solar
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Last season we published an article that detailed how sharp bettors could take advantage of the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 rankings. Square bettors will frequently put too much stock into these rankings despite the fact that many voters are not watching every game and are actually far less informed than the oddsmakers. With this knowledge in mind, our determination was to find other profitable betting systems that capitalized on the artificial value creating by these AP rankings. Although most teams are actually undervalued following a loss, I thought that this trend would flip-flop when…
  • 2014-15 College Football Championship Odds

    David Solar
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    With the BCS gone the way of the dodo, fans across the globe are excited to finally welcome a playoff system to NCAA Football. Most sportsbooks have posted their 2014-15 College Football Championship Odds and, as expected, many of the usual suspects dominate the top spots. Below shows how the odds have fluctuated at Sportsbook.com: Team Odds (9/2) Odds (8/23) Odds (7/21) Odds (6/13) Opening Odds (5/2) Florida State +400 +360 +500 +600 +300 Alabama +800 +600 +650 +650 +550 Oklahoma +900 +1200 +1400 +1500 +1500 Oregon +900 +700 +750 +700 +550 Auburn +1200 +1000 +850 +1000 +2000 Georgia +1200…
  • 2014 NFL Betting Against the Public Report

    David Solar
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Before every season, the team at Sports Insights publishes a series of Betting Against the Public articles which highlights the sweet spots for contrarian betting. The ideal range differs from sport to sport, however, for NFL betting we have frequently discussed the 80/20 rule which encourages bettors to take the most lopsided bet games on the schedule. This contrarian philosophy has been a key component of our Best Bets strategy. Since the start of the 2009-10 NFL season, our Best Bets have gone 234-196 (54.4%) for +20.5 units won. That means by simply following these bets a $100/game…
  • 2014 College Football Betting: Week 1 Recap

    Dan McGuire
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    College Football Week 1 Betting Recap: - The season officially kicked off Thursday night and the 4 teams that saw their line move at least -4 points (UL Monroe, Temple, Minnesota, and Akron) all covered by an average of 16 points ATS on the closing line. Even bettors that ended up chasing steam covered with ease. - Opening night was a solid one for sharp bettors as A&M, Temple, and Rutgers all covered the spread and all won their games outright as moneyline dogs of at least +240 odds. - During Texas A&M’s dominant performance over South Carolina as a 10-point underdog, Aggies…
  • Early Bird Football Special – Save 40% off Pro Membership!

    PJ
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    To help kick off the 2014-15 football seasons, we’re excited to announce the return of the Early Bird Football Special and a discount of almost 40% off our Pro Membership! Our Pro membership includes real-time odds from over 40 sportsbooks, public betting percentages, Bet Signals (Steam and Smart Money alerts) and access to our exclusive Best Bet picks. 2013-2014 Football Best Bet Picks Results: Sport ATS Record Units Won ROI NFL 44-36 (55.0%) +4.74 units +5.9% NCAA Football 53-38 (58.2%) +10.97 units +11.9% *$100 bettors following all of our Best Bet picks last football season…
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    Sports WAR

  • Can Manchester United beat QPR?

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Sunday 14th September sees newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers travelling north to take on the long-suffering Manchester United. After their recent clash with Sunderland, QPR should, in theory, have a difficult game ahead of them as a newly-promoted team. Manchester United’s performance so far however is causing bookmakers to think twice about who to push for the upcoming match. Despite declarations of a “new era”, Louis van Gaal has yet to deliver his promises to restore Manchester United to their former glory. Their first games this season should have presented the boys with…
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2014 European Player of the Year Award

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA’s Best Player in Europe Award defeating Germany’s Manuel Neuer and Dutchman Arjen Robben, who both enjoyed a successful season with the German champions Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old Portuguese superstar, who had a stellar season – scoring a record 17 goals to help Los Blancos win the Champions League last season and also sealed a Copa del Rey triumph. #UEFAbestplayer of Europe. What a joy to win this trophy that I want to share with all of you. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/HYbr9lEg70 — Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August…
  • Atlanta Hawks re-sign forward Mike Scott

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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 pic.twitter.com/kAm2gGrqLK — 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…
 
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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

    AlyssaR
    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

    AlyssaR
    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

  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Week 1

    Junior D
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    It’s that time of year again. The NFL is back and I couldn’t be happier! It’s also time for me to get back into the swing of things and start week one of the NFL season with my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 86: College Football Opening Weekend

    Junior D
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    This week, Junior D and Lou celebrate the opening of the College Football season. Real football is back and we couldn’t be happier. We try to offer some perspective for fans that are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    Improving Sports

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

    Michael
    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

    Craig
    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

    Michael
    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

    Craig
    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

    Michael
    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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    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

  • Fantasy Football–Still Time to Join!!! Enter Week 2 Here!

    acaffrey
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The Confidential’s Fantasy Football game is structured to allow late entries.  We don’t go by total points for the whole season; rather, we just allow teams to win the week or not.  Whoever wins the most weeks, wins the overall prize.   Also, for points-centric folks, we are running a contest for most points from Week 1 to Week 4 (and will probably run similar contests throughout the season).  For Week 1 results, see here.  For rules, see here.  As a reminder, to enter, simply comment below with an ACC QB, RB, WR, Flex, Defense, and Coach.  We’ll do the rest.  GO…
  • Week 1 Fantasy Football Results

    acaffrey
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    The Confidential is running a fantasy football contest each week and during the regular season.  Here are the rules.  Remember, you can enter in Week 2 and still be eligible for the overall prize–which is given to the entrant who wins the most weeks.  But, for now, let’s recap the Week 1 results: Week #1 Winner:  Lenville Cards, 128.4 pts Although Lenville did not pick a squad that would earn him the bonus 5 points, he did manage the most overall points.  Winston, Boone, Crowder, Boyd, Pitt defense, and Brian Kelly. Top 10 in the Week 1-4 Prize Contest: Lenville Cards 128.4…
  • On Terrel Hunt’s Ejection

    M. Caffrey
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Image from CBSSports Much has already been said and written about Terrel Hunt’s punch and subsequent ejection in Friday night’s game against Villanova. Legendary #44, Floyd Little, expressed his disappointment in Hunt’s decision making, which is likely punishment enough by most metrics. Head Coach Scott Shafer said that the team handled it internally and that no further punishment would be necessary. However, an interesting debate has emerged among Syracuse fans regarding whether further punishment should be dealt. Most abide by the Head Coach’s decision that Hunt…
  • Black Monday

    lenvillecards
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This Monday, September 1, Labor Day, will be Black Monday. The Louisville Cardinals will make their ACC debut in Papa Johns Cardinals Stadium against the Miami Hurricanes at 8 p.m. on ESPN. An Orange-out might be passe in Syracuse but the Cards fans and team are excited to be back in black. The traditionalist Charlie Strong refused the teams request to let them wear the black uni’s during his tenure, opting instead to stick with their more traditional red and white uniforms. One of the first things Bobby Petrino did upon his return was to bring back the black, and why not, he introduced…
  • Syracuse: Does Not Lose

    acaffrey
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    This author has been historically positive regarding Syracuse Orange football… looking for positives in the midst of a negative period. It was the only way to cope with the Greg Robinson era and its sequellae. Not to be a Pollyanna, but to find some positive reality in the middle of a negative stretch. Unfortunately, the only way to describe the Syracuse-Villanova game, which ended with a 27-26 score in favor of Syracuse, is to describe it as Syracuse “did not lose.” Notwithstanding the scoreboard, sitting in the Carrier Dome for 4 hours did not persuade me that my team…
 
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    fanatix Sport News

  • New York Jets to start backup safety as No. 1 CB against Raiders

    Jonathan Machlin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Jets head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik have their work cut out for them trying to make magic happen with the secondary after losing two starting DBs to injury and cutting a third. The New York Jets have announced that safety Antonio Allen will be a starting safety for the team in the home opener against the Oakland Raiders on September 7th.  Allen, who has was a starting safety and special teams contributor in 2013, saw his first ever action at CB in a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jets have lost three designated starters at CB during the offseason: Dee Milliner…
  • Suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay “fully committed” to getting better

    Jonathan Machlin
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Colts owner Jim Irsay will be watching Andrew Luck from his home instead of a luxury box at Lucas Oil Stadium. In response to his recent suspension and fine by the NFL following a guilty plea on charges relating to a drunk driving incident in March, Colts owner Jim Irsay issued a statement apologizing for his behavior and committing himself to getting better. “I acknowledge the mistake I made last March and stand responsible for the consequences of that mistake, for which I sincerely apologize to our community and to Colts fans everywhere,” Irsay said regarding his guilty plea to DUI on…
  • SUSPENSION: Colts owner banned 6 games, fined $500K for DUI

    Jonathan Machlin
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Colts owner Jim Irsay will have to watch his team play from the comfort of his own home instead of a luxury suite in at the team’s stadium. After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor account of driving while impaired, Colts owner Jim Irsay has been suspended by the NFL for six games and has been fined $500,000 for violating the league’s conduct policy. Irsay was arrested in March for drunk driving and drug possession. According to the NFL ruling, Irsay “may not be present at the club’s facility, may not attend any practices or games, may not represent the club at league or…
  • Former Kansas City Chiefs G Brian Waters retires from the NFL

    Jonathan Machlin
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Brian Waters missed only 3 starts as a Guard from 2002 to 2011. Former NFL Guard Brian Waters, who missed half the 2013 season, has called it a career after 14 seasons in the NFL. “After a long and wonderful career I have decided to retire,” Waters said in a statement.  “I want to thank the coaches, players and fans of the three great organizations that I had the pleasure of working for.  First the Dallas Cowboys for giving me my first and last chance of working in the NFL.  I will always be grateful.  Also the New England Patriots for the most successful season in my career.  It…
  • (Video) FIBA World Cup: New Zealand perform haka, James Harden looks worried

    Sumeet Paul
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Camera catches reactions of Rose, Faried and Harden as ‘Tall Blacks’ perform haka… Ahead of their 71-98 loss to Team USA at the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday, New Zealand performed their traditional haka dance which seemed to confuse their opponents. The ‘Tall Blacks’ were unable to compete with their superior rivals over the course of the Group C encounter, with the Americans moving closer to securing their place in the Round of 16. While they will now face the Dominican Republic and Ukraine later this week, Houston Rockets guard James Harden will be happy to hear…
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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 cut day meant for current and former JMMA winners

    Mike
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    George Johnson sliding onto to your favorite team like… Final cut day might be the most important day of the year for winners of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). The first cut gets rid of the stragglers. This one validates everything. It’s the completion of the long-shot story or the climax of the breakthrough from practice squad or the day of a dream deferred. All three football winners of the JMMA had stories to tell after cut day. Here’s a recap of what they’ll be takling about. We knew George Johnson a.k.a Georgie Boy a.k.a the…
  • Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: Brian Lashoff’s days numbered?; A more definitive date set for Daniel Alfredsson decision

    Mike
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    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. Nick Lidstrom reiterated to a Swedish newspaper what he has said before: He was offered an assistant coach job, but didn’t want to leave Sweden. (H/T to The Malik Report.) He did say he hasn’t ruled it out in the future. The Red Wings announced their roster for their prospect tournament. Kenny Holland told the Free Press’ George Sipple that he’s still trying to work…
  • Why the meritocracy of football is failing Kellen Moore is his quest to be the No. 2 quarterback with the Lions

    Mike
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Kellen Moore is better than Dan Orlovsky. That’s what the game tape tells us, and after years of listening to coaches and analysts bloviate I’ve learned the tape doesn’t lie. Football is the closest thing we have to a meritocracy. It doesn’t matter what round a player is drafted in, where he’s from, what color he is or what he looks like. If he’s better than that the guy sitting next to him in the meeting room, he’ll play ahead of him. Yet, after playing well for most the preseason and capping the month by going 17-for-28 for 172 yards and two…
  • What to watch for in this final Lions preseason game: The champ, position battles and Kellen Moore

    Mike
    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

    Mike
    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…
 
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    Long Island Pulse

  • HU Hoops Gets New Arena Floor

    info@lipulse.com
    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

    info@lipulse.com
    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

    info@lipulse.com
    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

    info@lipulse.com
    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

    info@lipulse.com
    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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    Grubulub

  • 12 Sexiest Beer Labels

    Keith
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Grand Teton Au Naturale Blonde Ale Breckenridge Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale Crooked Fence Sirene Barley Wine Dominion Double D Double IPA Fegley’s Knuckleball Blonde Ale Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout Astra Rotlicht Lazy Magnolia Ginger Jaque Ginger Rye Ale Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner Dominion Morning Glory Espresso Stout Lighthouse Siren Red Ale Speakeasy Scarlett Red Rye Ale
  • Dead Guy Ale, A Lively Brew

    Josh
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Rogue Brewery, Dead Guy Ale.      This is one of the most popular, and higher priced beers in the great state of Oregon. Until now it is one I have not tried. However for the sake of doing this inaugural post I reached deep down into my pocket and shelled out the twelve dollars and bought myself a six pack. I left the store wondering if I had just made a mistake.The nifty label is a great conversation starter, the skeleton is reminiscent of the way the Inca’s buried their dead, though I doubt they had a brew quite this well done. That fun label and the clean flavour of this brew…
  • Baby Products

    Keith
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Through the first three years of our daughter’s life, and some trial and error, we settled on these great baby products. I would be willing to bet that some of these suggestions like the swing, diapers, wipes, and cups are the best your going to find. Your mileage may vary with the others. Countless time and effort were saved once we settled on these, so hopefully I can save you some trouble by pointing you in the right direction. Diapers We found that Huggies were generally good, and Pampers were terrible. Pampers gave our daughter a rash and smelled perfumey. Those two things are…
  • Beer Label of the Month: Fountain Square’s Soul Ride

    Keith
    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

    Keith
    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
 
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  • Redskins Roundup

    Tom Blaz
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Game week! Can you believe it’s here! The Redskins open the 2014 season in Houston against the Texans on Sunday. The game matches what were arguably the two most disappointing teams last season. Kickoff is set for 1 pm, with the game carried LIVE on FOX. Trailer: Texans vs #Redskins http://t.co/P7rbqg7YpG — AubieTom (@AubieTom) September 2, 2014 Were you surprised by the roster moves, did you agree with who was cut, who was kept? New Head Coach Jay Gruden breaks it all down. #Redskins HC Jay Gruden explains reasoning behind recent roster moves. READ:…
  • NLCS Preview?

    Tom Blaz
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    For the first time in team history, the Nationals hit four home runs and stole four bases in the same game. The balanced offensive explosion powering Washington past the Dodgers in Los Angeles 6-4 on Monday night. With the win, the Nats magic number is reduced to 19. Pitching has been getting it done, the Nats are now 65-8 this season when scoring at last four runs. At 78-55, Washington leads Atlanta by seven full games in the NL East. Denard Span's teammates joke about drug tests after he hits two homers http://t.co/mKSMtHTw43 — Big League Stew (@bigleaguestew) September 2, 2014…
  • Nats Fall In Seattle, Still Win Series

    Tom Blaz
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    The Nationals came up short in Seattle on Sunday, but despite the 5-3 loss to the Mariners, Washington takes the series two games to one. Heading into the season’s final month, the Nats (77-58) hold a six game lead over the Braves in the NL East. The Nats led 3-1 at the game’s midway point, powered by a pair of Bryce Harper home runs. The #Mariners say this @Bharper3407 moonshot went 418 ft. Imagine the measurement if it wasn't halted by the windows. http://t.co/xc1rijsN7F — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 31, 2014 The M’s took the lead for good in the…
  • Redskins claim Safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers

    Mark Buterbaugh
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    The Washington Redskins have claimed safety Duke Ihenacho off waivers from the Denver Broncos. With a 3-13 record last season, Washington has second waiver priority and snatched up Ihenacho relatively quickly. With Brandon Merriweather set to start the first two games on suspension, the addition of Ihenacho is a big deal for the Redskins. He is not an All Pro safety, but he is certainly a solid player and a welcome addition to Washington’s secondary that quickly became a mess when Merriweather’s suspension was handed down. Ihenacho started 14 games last season at strong safety…
  • What the Redskins Cuts Mean for the Team

    Thomas Threlkeld
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    MOST SURPRISING CUT Rookie RB Lache Seastrunk, a 6th round pick out of Baylor, showed impressive speed running the ball all preseason and his 80-yard catch-and-run TD reception against Tampa Bay was clearly the best single play the team had during the preseason. But it wasn’t enough to keep him on the active roster, as he lost out to fellow rookie Silas Redd, a hard-running undrafted free agent who led the team with 157 rushing yards on 34 carries during the preseason. The team also cut second-year RB Chris Thompson, but since he missed two preseason games and a ton of practices with…
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  • College Football Poll | L.C. May's Top 25

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    by:  L.C. May | @LCMay474     Photo Credit: Link Pre-season college football polls can be your best friend or worst enemy. Some may feel that the pre-season polls either hype up a team too much or do not give enough credit to the underdog. These polls are rarely correct especially when it comes to picking the number one team in the country. For example, the 2012 Associated Press pre-season poll had USC at the top of the rankings; yet, the Trojans finished the season unranked. In fact, 2004 was the last time AP pre-season #1 won the national championship (USC later had…
  • Alabama vs. West Virginia Preview

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    by Stephen M. Smith | @Future_ESPN and originally Posted On | TouchdownAlabama.net 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.
 
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  • Injury Report: Tennessee OT Gilliam out for year with torn ACL

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Tennessee offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season; South Carolina tailback Mike Davis has received treatment on his bruised ribs the past few days and is likely to see action Saturday; Southern Cal quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes, but will play this weekend; Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with an injured right shoulder; Gophers lose starting DT Scott Ekpe to knee injury
  • Arizona State gives 3 year extensions to both basketball head coaches

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Arizona State has agreed in principle to three-year contract extensions with men's basketball coach Herb Sendek and women's basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne.
  • College Football: Week 2

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    McNeese State at Nebraska Western Illinois at Wisconsin Kansas State at Iowa State Oklahoma at Tulsa Florida Atlantic at Alabama Missouri at Toledo South Caroliina State at Clemson USC at Stanford Mississippi vs Vanderbilt Michigan State at Oregon Arizona State at New Mexico< San Jose St at Auburn East Carolina at South Carolina Citadel at Florida State Michigan at Notre Dame Northwestern State at Baylor Sam Houston State at LSU Lamar at Texas A&M San Diego State at North Carolina Virginia Tech at Ohio State Memphis at UCLA FULL SCHEDULE
  • Associated Press Top 25 9-2

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Florida State remains #1 in the latest AP Top 25 poll
  • Five Irish players remain out

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says there is no change in the status of five players who were investigated by the university for possible cheating.
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    Shaka Smart Basketball Camps LLC

  • Back to School Means Back to School Lunch

    Danielle
    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

    Danielle
    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

    Danielle
    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

    Danielle
    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

    Danielle
    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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  • Roger Federer: Looking forward to first ever match against Bautista-Agut

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Former five-time champion Roger Federer is set bring out his trademark all-black outfit again as he is set to feature under lights inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
  • Novak Djokovic outlasts Philipp Kohlschreiber in New York

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic came up with yet another dominating performance against Philipp Kohlschreiber to book a quarter-final date with Andy Murray on Monday. The Serbian defeated the German in straight sets on yet another sticky New York day.
  • Andy Murray knocks out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at US Open

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    Andy Murray battled hard in the hot and humid conditions at Arthur Ashe to beat Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in 2 hours, 35 minutes in New York on Monday.
  • Commentary: Novak Djokovic Vs Philipp Kohlschreiber @ US Open, Men Singles R16(Finished)

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Novak Djokovic Vs Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-1,7-5,6-4. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic put up a display of exquisite shot-making as he outwit World No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the US Open. The Serbian never looked in trouble as he was the one who was quick off the blocks to bag the opening set in just 25 minutes. In the second set, the German tried hard but failed to match the in-form Djokovic in the grueling baseline exchanges . The 2011 champion continued the trend in the third set as well as he completed an easy win on the day in just under two hours. 
  • Federer takes out time for his friends during the US Open

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, who failed to attend his close friend Anna Wintour's son Charlie Shaffer's wedding in New York in June, managed to take out time for his friend on Sunday.
 
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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…
  • Link to Cover 3 podcast

    Seyi Omonira
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:20 pm
    httphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk_cLr60lJE
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  • The Heat Is Still On. Pay Close Watch For Heat Illness In Football + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio is on the air – bleacherreport.com It’s a big day around Bleacher Report as Sirius XM Bleacher Report Radio goes on the air on Sirius 93, XM 208 and Channel 961 on the SiriusXM app. The channel went live at 7 a.m. EDT this morning. Here’s the schedule every weekday, all times Eastern: 7-10 a.m.: Josh Zerkle and Dan Levy 10 a… Continue Reading On bleacherreport.com » The Heat Is Still On. Pay Close Watch For Heat Illness In Football – blog.sidelinesportsdoc.com By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant…
  • ABUSIVE COACHES: A New Trend is Developing in Holding Coaches Accountable + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    COACHING TIPS: American Youth Tennis Looking for New Solutions – askcoachwolff.com If you’re a tennis fan, it’s hard to get around the reality that there are fewer and fewer American highly-ranked tennis stars. In the US Open, for example, on the men’s side, John Isner — America’s best shot – was eliminated Saturday night, and on the women’s side, with the exception of the Williams’ sisters, there are not many highly-ranked women… Continue Reading On askcoachwolff.com » Top 5 Marriage Secrets from Seasoned Veterans –…
  • CoachUp’s Top Sports Books to Read + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Why Young Athletes Shouldn’t Compare Themselves to Others – youthsportspsychology.com A sports dad tells us that his talented 8-year-old golfer gets upset when a player with lower abilities beats him. “He then acts poorly and Dad is embarrassed. How do you help him to stay focused and learn that losing is part of sports?” asks the dad. A major problem here: The player is comparing himself to others… Continue Reading On youthsportspsychology.com » CoachUp’s Top Sports Books to Read – blog.coachup.com The CoachUp office is buzzing with excitement over the…
  • Are you a procrastinator on a deadline? Try making it harder on yourself + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Back-To-School Stress Can Trigger Eating Disorders: Seven Warning Signs – momsteam.com/   By Andrea Szebeni  As summer winds down and school starts up again, many students are feeling the pressure to show off their new wardrobes and look their best. read more Continue Reading On momsteam.com/ » September Basic Training: Show Affection to Your Kids – allprodad.com   Our kids need our affection. It’s a crucial piece that can have a great impact on them. Studies show that, when shown affection, kids have higher self-esteem, better communication with their parents, and…
  • #TheConcussionChallenge + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    Little League WS 2014: Five Memorable Moments – feeds2.feedburner.com 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… Continue Reading On feeds2.feedburner.com » Veteran Spanish soccer writer Guillem Balague on how reporting works –…
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  • Vortex Rifle Scopes vs. Leopold Rifle Scopes

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Incorporation of user feedback into their product lines has made Vortex a favorite amongst shooters of all calibers. More than a dozen unique performance and optical features of the Vortex rifle scopes for sale delivers superior ranging and accuracy at extreme distances. RAZOR HD Top-tier Vortex scope with proprietary first-focal-plane has marked MOA and MRAD ranging reticles, XR fully multi-coated lenses and ArmorTek lenscoat ensuring maximum light transmission as well as protection from the elements.Argon purged fog and waterproofing. VIPER HS Ultra-strong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum…
  • Nightforce ATACR 5-25×56 – A Review

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Does NIGHTFORCE ATACR 5-25X56 mm make an ideal choice for target shooting? Well the answer is implied in the fact that it is the product of the series of NIGHTFORCE NXS, the most trusted and the most sought after equipment from the days bygone. The NIGHTFORCE ATACR Scope caters to a varied customer preferences and a shooter will have his choice in terms of Turret adjustment. The Riflescope are available in different models depending on the Scope Turret adjustment where it is .1MIL for the NIGHTFORCE ATACR 5-25X56 Mil-R Riflescope and .25 MOA for the NIGHTFORCE ATACR 5=25X56 MOAR Riflescope.
  • Kimber 45 Compact: The Pistol Than Conceals And Shoots

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Kimber 45 compact comes with a host of custom features yet the price tag is middleweight. It has great looks full magazine capacity and authoritative stopping power. Many of the features that make a gun easy to carry also make it difficult to shoot well, because every design choice confers an advantage to one characteristic and exacts a penalty from another. Searching for the Golden Mean of 1911 concealing ability and combat utility, Kimber followed conventional wisdom by choosing a shortened barrel and alloy frame. They also thought outside the box by rounding the 1911′s traditionally…
  • Schmidt and Bender PMII Short Dot Scopes – A Overview

    admin
    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 Eurooptic.com

    admin
    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…
 
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  • Horseracing: Pearl Shouldn’t be A Secret

    Major Wager
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    There’s not much racing of note this Saturday, despite seven meetings up and down the country, and the best punting opportunities appear to be at Beverley and Sandown. The Beverley Bullet (Beverley 2.25) Beverley’s most prestigious meeting of the year brings together some of the fastest 5-furlong sprinters for what is the highlight of the card, and this year’s line-up looks sure to provide racegoers with a thrill. The ground may well have an effect on the outcome with early favourite pearl Secret (5/2) likely to shorten much further if the word soft appears in the going description,…
  • Premiership: Big-4 Acca Looks The Value Bet

    Major Wager
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    Two draws and a City win provided us with a tasty 6.75 profit last week, though this week’s action looks a little more difficult to predict, especially after some serious activity in the transfer market. A Manchester football team spending absurd amounts of money in a bid to play catch-up with their neighbours is nothing new, but the boot is certainly on the other foot as United find themselves investing millions in new players in an effort to match slick City’s exploits. Meanwhile, ex-Manchester City cast-off Mario Balotelli returns to the Premiership in a big to bolster a Liverpool side…
  • 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…
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  • England vs Norway (Prediction, 03.09.2014)

    bookie punisher
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    England are set to play against Norway in the first friendly match since the disaster that was the World Cup and Roy Hodgson has already squad problems. 888sport favors England to win against Norway, even though Michael Carrick and Andy Carroll were not called to the squad. Hodgson has four new names for this last friendly before the Euro 2016 qualifications. Andros Townsend returns to the squad after missing the World Cup due to injury. Calum Chambers impressed at Arsenal and was also called up, even if reports say Arsene Wenger was not completely ok with this. Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard…
  • Tottenham vs Liverpool (Premier League Recap, 31.08.2014)

    bookie punisher
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    Result: -7 units, bet lost
  • Tottenham vs Liverpool (Premier League Prediction, 31.08.2014)

    bookie punisher
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Liverpool and Tottenham are both with hopes for the fourth place in the Premier League table, only that the bookmakers see the Reds in the top five rather than this week’s opponents. Tottenham are currently on the first place in the Premier League table, with a better goal difference than Chelsea, after the 1-0 win against West Ham and the 4-0 win against QPR. Eric Dier is also among the best goalscorers, being paired up with the likes of Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa. This time around Tottenham will try to avoid the embarrassment from the last season when they lost with 9-0 on aggregate,…
  • Ludogorets vs Steaua (Champions League Play-offs Recap, August 27th)

    bookie punisher
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Result: -7 units, bet lost
  • Arsenal London vs Besikas Istanbul (Champions League Play-offs Recap, August 27th)

    bookie punisher
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    Result: +11,9 units, bet won
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    The Sports Journal

  • Steve Sarkisian, Cody Kessler Give USC Trojans Strong Shot At Title

    Johnny Feulner
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Head coach Steve Sarkisian (left) and quarterback Cody Kessler (right) have USC on right track for title – Mandatory Credit: Harry How/Getty Images There’s going to be, for obvious reasons, teams like Alabama, Auburn, Florida St., and Oregon in the discussion for a national championship, but what about a university ready to take the next step? What about the USC Trojans? Why not them? Ever since Pete Carroll bolted USC amidst allegations stemming from players receiving improper benefits, the Trojans have been irrelevant from title contention. And it’s a prompt turnaround for…
  • Raiders’ James Jones Compares Derek Carr To Aaron Rodgers

    Johnny Feulner
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Derek Carr will start Week 1 for the Raiders – Mandatory Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press via ESPN.com The Oakland Raiders, in a somewhat surprising move, are going with rookie quarterback Derek Carr to start for them Week 1 versus the New York Jets. Carr, who arguably won the job due to his eye-popping 11-of-13 for 143 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders’ final preseason outing against Seattle, hasn’t played a snap in a regular-season tilt, but is already receiving admirable comparisons. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle,…
  • More People Own Tim Tebow Than Chad Henne In ESPN’s Fantasy Football

    Johnny Feulner
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Tim Tebow has not played in the NFL since 2012 – Mandatory Credit: USATSI via CBS Sports Now, I’ve heard of some bizarre stats, but this one had me tilting my head back laughing. According to ESPN NFL’s Twitter handle, more fantasy football owners on ESPN reportedly own Tim Tebow, who hasn’t played in the league since 2012, over Jacksonville Jaguars’ starter Chad Henne. They tweeted that 1.3-percent of ESPN fantasy owners have Tebow, while only 0.8-percent have Henne, which is absolutely amusing. In @ESPNFantasy leagues, 1.3% of teams own Tim Tebow, while 0.8% of…
  • Yankees Next Best Thing: Pitching Phenom Luis Severino

    Johnny Feulner
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Luis Severino could make an impact with the Yankees as early as this season – Mandatory Credit: Trenton Thunder website via doublelegsports.com The New York Yankees have been pelted with injuries to their pitching staff all year long. They lost Ivan Nova, CC Sabathia, and quite possibly Masahiro Tanaka for the season, and recently placed the surprisingly effective David Phelps on the disabled list due to elbow inflammation – which is never good. However, for some odd reason no one can explain, New York’s rotation has been the only factor keeping them in the playoff…
  • NBA Rumors: Lakers To Enter Kevin Durant Sweepstakes?

    Johnny Feulner
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Could Kobe Bryant (right) be playing with Kevin Durant (left, 35) in 2016? – Mandatory Credit: Getty Images via CBS Sports The Los Angeles Lakers are in reconstruction mode, despite still having Kobe Bryant rostered. Although L.A. missed out on snatching up Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James this past summer, general manager Mitch Kupchak has set the organization up to add multiple high-profiled athletes in the future. One of which that comes to mind is Thunder forward Kevin Durant. Durant, 25, pending an extension, will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016, and the Lakers are…
 
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  • 2014 NFL Preview: The AFC South Can’t Be Any Worse Than It Was Last Year

    Reuben Fischer-Baum
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:06 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.Indianapolis ColtsExpected wins (using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 8.8Playoff probability: 54 percent (42 percent to win the AFC South)Super Bowl win probability: 4 percentOver the last two seasons, Indianapolis has gone 22-10 and outscored its opponents by just 25 points. That’s a worse differential than the Pittsburgh Steelers (+31) and San…
  • 2014 NFL Preview: The Patriotic AFC East

    Harry Enten
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 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 England PatriotsExpected wins (using implied power ratings from Las Vegas point spreads): 9.5Playoff probability: 62 percent (49 percent to win the AFC East)Super Bowl win probability: 7 percentAs long as Tom Brady has been the Patriots’ starter, the Patriots have been the AFC East’s boss. Over the last decade, they have won the division every season except 2008, the…
  • U.S. Women Are Stronger In The Tennis World Than U.S. Men

    Carl Bialik
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    American men’s tennis is at a nadir. No Grand Slam singles champion in 11 years. No Grand Slam singles semifinalist in over five years. The U.S. Open unfolding now in New York is the 12th straight Grand Slam without an American man in the quarterfinals, and the seventh of the last eight with none in the fourth round.8American women’s tennis is led by the No. 1 player in the world, Serena Williams, who has won 17 Grand Slam titles and remains the favorite to win the U.S. Open for the third year in a row.I wondered, though: Are the American women a stronger force in world tennis…
  • The NFL’s Uneven History Of Punishing Domestic Violence

    Allison McCann
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    The elevator doors open and he drops her. She falls to her knees, and then to the floor, but her feet prevent the doors from closing. The man is holding the woman’s purse as he tries to move her unconscious body out of the way using his feet, but she won’t budge. He tries picking her up again, but unconscious bodies can be heavy, even for a 5-foot-8, 208-pound running back in the National Football League. Then the video ends.That video, showing the aftermath of an altercation between Ray Rice and his then-girlfriend (now wife), Janay Palmer, made the rounds this NFL offseason as if it…
  • 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 (35 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…
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    The Dirtiest Picks on the Internet

  • NFL Gambling Rules/Week 1 Lines

    Bobby Sugar
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    3 rules to follow when betting NFL Lines!!Rule Number One: Always go with the Super Bowl team opening up at home!This week’s example: GB at SEA (-6)I know what you’re thinking, but what about last year when Peyton shredded the defending champs to the tune of seven touchdowns in the opener?? Well, you fuckin idiot, that game was in Denver for some weird reason, and Baltimore wasn’t your typical Super Bowl champs. Seattle had one of the most impressive regular season/playoff runs in recent memory, and three minutes in to the Super Bowl you knew they deserved to be called champs. This…
  • Bases with Sugar

    Bobby Sugar
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    MLB PicksAfter losing quite a few bets over the past week and a half I decided to take a step back and  (once again) reevaluate what exactly it is were doing here with baseball betting. I had to relearn a couple things if you will. The first thing I reminded myself was baseball isn't a real sport. It's merely a past time, or a hobby of sorts, to get us through the dry summer months.  Because of the lack of actual athletic ability required to play baseball, you simply can't count on a team to win more often than not. This isn't a "sport" where you can break down the skill sets of the…
  • College football Saturday

    Bobby Sugar
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Clemson +10(-115) vs GeorgiaGeorgia is heavily favored in this game. Probably because they're in the SEC. Regardless, this Clemson team just might be for real this year. The Tigers are coming off a solid season last year and are looking to keep rolling. I don't know if they'll win but I don't think anyone is about to get blown out. LSU vs Wisconsin (+150)Here's one of the better match ups of the weekend. A classic big ten team (Wisconsin) taking on a classic SEC team (LSU). Both schools have a rich football history and are very well coached. I think Wisconsin comes away with the win with…
  • NCAA Football

    Bobby Sugar
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    NCAA FOOTBALL PICKSJacksonville st at MSU (-35)This pick is for the fellow writer Sugar!! Michigan State is favored by 35 points which goes against my number one rule on never taking a spread that is ridiculously too big! However when a team from the Big Ten (is it still called that?) plays Jacksonville State, I'd say this is a pretty safe bet. Plus this State team (Michigan, not Jacksonville) is coming off a strong season last year and have title talks rumbling especially in the Traverse City area.UNLV at AZ (-24)Another huge spread that honestly could probably be a little bit higher. My…
  • 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…
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  • Kasey Kahne wins Oral-B USA 500

    Ian Leavens
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Kasey Kahne clinches Chase berth with victory, Tony Stewart returns to racing Kasey Kahne passed Matt Kenseth on a late restart to clinch his spot in the Chase. Kahne was outside of the Chase bubble by a significant number before the race, and he knew he had to win at Atlanta or Richmond to make […] The post Kasey Kahne wins Oral-B USA 500 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Three Reasons Raider Nation Should be Excited for Derek Carr Starting

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    After coach Dennis Allen mishandled the QB situation last year by trading for Matt Flynn, only to release him after his only start, then to start Terrelle Pryor then bench him only to start him again, Allen seems to have messed up again. This offseason he traded for Matt Schaub to immediately name him the […] The post Three Reasons Raider Nation Should be Excited for Derek Carr Starting appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • NFL Pre Season Week 4 Big Hits

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The last week of the pre season is finally in the books. Teams have played it out, seen what they need from their players, and made thee hard cuts to get down to a 53 man roster. Now just a short wait until the season kicks off this Thursday night when the defending Super Bowl […] The post NFL Pre Season Week 4 Big Hits appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • The Oakland Raiders Don’t have a Week 1 Starting QB Yet

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    This past week the Oakland Raiders came out and explained QB Matt Schaub’s lack of arm strength saying he has tendinitis in his throwing elbow. Schaub sat out of Thursday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Raiders started rookie second round draft pick Derek Carr in his place, and let’s say he didn’t disappoint. […] The post The Oakland Raiders Don’t have a Week 1 Starting QB Yet appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • 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.
 
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  • Stephanie McMahon invites Michael Sam to WWE Raw

    Distinct Athlete
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams last week and was not signed to the team’s practice squad, meaning he The post Stephanie McMahon invites Michael Sam to WWE Raw appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Jimmy Graham and Victor Cruz Participate in SportsCenter Fantasy League (Video)

    Distinct Athlete
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Leave a comment (Required) (Will not be published) (Required) Your Website (Optional)… XHTML: You can use these html tags: Current ye@r * The post Jimmy Graham and Victor Cruz Participate in SportsCenter Fantasy League (Video) appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Suge Knight’s Bullet Wounds Photos

    Distinct Athlete
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    It is amazing that none of the bullets hit any vital organs. Suge was shot during a pre-VMA awards show party. The The post Suge Knight’s Bullet Wounds Photos appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • NFL Preview 2014: NFC Is High Drama, AFC Needs a Reboot

    Distinct Athlete
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    David Zalubowski/Associated Press The AFC needs a reboot. The conference is a movie franchise that has run its course. It’s Fast and The post NFL Preview 2014: NFC Is High Drama, AFC Needs a Reboot appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Suge Knight’s Bullet Wounds Photos

    Distinct Athlete
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    It is amazing that none of the bullets hit any vital organs. Suge was shot during a pre-VMA awards show party. The The post Suge Knight’s Bullet Wounds Photos appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
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  • Why NHL Expansion Would Fail In Las Vegas

    Robert Gritzer
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    There have been few headlines from the NHL over the past few weeks. However, the one that has stuck out the most, is a possible NHL expansion. The rumored expansion would mean that the NHL would have teams in Seattle, Las Vegas, Quebec, and an additional team in the Toronto area as soon as 2016. While the NHL’s Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has kept behind closed doors throughout most of this, major sports websites have continued to weigh their opinions on the issue. While most people see little to no problem adding teams to the hard working city of Seattle, the historic Quebec city…
  • NFL Domestic Violence Suspensions Spelled Out

    Colby Rogers
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    When the NFL Player’s Association allowed the NFL to take full control of the punishment of players for conduct not contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement,1 there was an implementation of an all-encompassing personal conduct policy. Specifically, the ability to levy a suspension of almost any length to players for their conduct, whether or not a conviction was entered against them.2 While criminal activity is clearly outside the scope of permissible conduct, and persons who engage in criminal activity will be subject to discipline, the standard of conduct for persons employed…
  • 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…
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  • WNY Represents Best NYS High School Football Programs of Last Decade

    Kevin Siskar
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Since 2004 Maxpreps has been collecting data on the best High School Football Teams in New York State. Looking back on 10 years of data we now have a list of the best high school football teams in New York State over the past decade. Some of the best high school football franchises in N.Y.S. are teams representing Western New York high school football programs.  9. Orchard Park - 173 pointsOverall record: 95W - 15LOrchard Park has two state titles since 2004, and one runner-up finish. 11. Sweet Home (Amherst) - 146  pointsOverall record: 100W…
  • Buffalo Bills Preseason Game 4 Recap

    Michael Okun
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Bills 14     Buccaneers 27I thought I was seeing things when the game starts with Tampa kicking off to…Fred Jackson. Yes, Marquise Goodwin was back there as well, but here we go again. I guess it was not a brain freeze by Marrone the week prior in putting C.J. Spiller back there as obviously this is Marrone's plan with Fred now doing it this week. I am lost!What is Marrone thinking? Now the oldest running back in the NFL is risking his career by returning kicks. At a time where Fred is one of all our favorites and knows he will be coming in to play as much as possible with C.J.
  • 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…
 
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  • PCB hope for Pakistani players’ participation in IPL 8 2015

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    How many of us remember the epic clashes of Shoaib Akhtar Vs Virender Sehwag in IPL and the entire crowd backing Akhtar in the battle? The brilliant performance of Sohail Tanvir when he took 6/14 for Rajasthan Royals? All these were possible in IPL 1. And I bet everyone of us do want Pakistani players in IPL to redefine the excitement of the biggest domestic cricketing tournament. Since the first edition of IPL, Pakistan did not participate in any further IPL due to some political and security constraints which arose after the 26/11 mishap. But at present, as it stands, we can see some light…
  • Top 10 T20 Players to Watch In IPL 2015 (season 8)

    sonesh
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    The Indian Premier League  (IPL 2015) has been the hub for performance by some of the star players and throughout the 7 seasons of it, Soon Pepsi IPL auction is going to held for upcoming T20 IPl 8 2015.we have seen many players performing in blistering throughout seasons and might well continue in Pepsi IPL 8 2015. In the previous IPL, players like Glenn Maxwell, Dwayne Smith, Mohit Sharma, Robin Uthappa and many others stole the show. IPL  2015 season 8  is still  away but we are here the list of the top 10 players to watch for in Pepsi T20 IPL 2015 and might well be the IPL 2015…
  • 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…
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  • Fast 4ward

    J.B. Hubbs
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
      On Feb 10 1984 in Lincoln Nebraska a child was born wearing a superman cape and that powered blue #4 jersey.  He was a 2 time Gatorade Nebraska player of the year after belting 25 homeruns his senior year in high school. After graduating in 2002, he went on to play at the University of Nebraska. In his junior year at Nebraska, he swept the collegiate awards for player of the year. Gordon won the Brooks Wallace Award, Dick Howser Trophy, and Golden Spikes Award in 2005. That year the Royals made Gordon the second overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. Fast forward to Kansas City on August…
  • Back in the Win Circle: Ventura Tames Rangers in 4-3 Win

    Ryan Landreth
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    The Kansas City Royals coasted through what was a historic August with little difficulty. In the last week, fans reacted as if the sky was falling as the team sputtered with a 2-4 (plus the suspended game) record. As the month of September began, the team viewed Monday night as an opportunity to turn the page and start fresh. The Cleveland series is history. As painful as it may have been, it was still the only series the Royals have lost since July 20. A three-game set with the Texas Rangers, owners of the worst record in baseball, could possibly prove to be the antidote to Kansas City’s…
  • Detroit: Behind Enemy Lines

    Robert Wells
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
      After a series with the lowly Twins in which the Royals struggled, but ultimately took two of the three games, their place atop the AL central seems to be in jeopardy. They currently have a tenuous hold on a one and a half game lead, but there is reason to believe that they can, in fact, hang on (if Bruce Chen isn’t pitching too often). As a native Missourian that has been transplanted, against my will, into a suburb of Detroit, I have no choice but to listen to the enemy’s sports radio programming during my daily commute. Although the personalities are smug and condescending,…
  • Carlos Santana punishes Royals again in 6-1 Indians win

    Ryan Landreth
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    It was a perfect August evening in Kansas City on Friday night. Kauffman Stadium was electric; over 31,000 fans came through the turnstiles to watch their first-place Royals. Unfortunately, the Royals couldn’t reward their fans with a memorable performance, falling 6-1 to the hands of the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight start, Jason Vargas (10-7) was shaky, and just like the Rangers did last Sunday, the Indians punished him early on. After surrendering a run on a second-inning double, Vargas was battered in the third. Jose Ramirez singled home the game’s second run, and Carlos…
  • Number Munchers: Back to Minors Part II – Do Numbers Matter?

    Zach Hodson
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    A couple weeks back, Number Munchers took a look at the career progression of Christian Colon. Coming off a short stint of initial major league success, kneejerk fans tired of watching “Moose vs the Mendoza Line” and Omar Infante’s tendency to fluctuate at a moment’s notice between Mr Clutch and Dr Awful have been calling for Colon to get an everyday spot in the lineup. With this week’s acquisition of career .214 / .284 / .347 Jayson Nix, the temperature around Colon seems to be bubbling over. Why would an organization that drafted a player in the top 5 not have any faith in him?
 
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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
  • Bellator 123: Curran vs Pitbull 2 Fight Card

    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 Spike.com 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
  • UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi Fight Card

    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 Quarterfinals: Caroline Wozniacki vs Sara Errani Live Score Updates

    Sohail Zafar
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Former world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki will lock horns with Italian no.2 Sara Errani in the quarterfinals of US Open 2014 on Wednesday. Wozniacki, U.S. Open runner-up in 2009, reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2012 following a hard-fought 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 over Russian veteran Maria Sharapova in the fourth round. The Danish had last made into quarterfinal of a Grand Slam tournament at 2012 Australian Open. Wozniacki began with a tense three-set win over Slovakia’s Andrea Petkovic and beat Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Germany’s Andrea Petkovic in straight sets in second…
  • EPL 2014/15: Tottenham Vs Liverpool Live Match Updates & Streaming

    Ghazanfar Shah
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Having enjoyed a perfect start to the new Premier League season, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will face their toughest test when they meet Brendan Rodgers’ side on Sunday at White Hart Lane. The spurs head into the game on the back of two consecutive league victories – 1-0 triumph at West Ham United in the opening game and 4-0 victory over QPR (Queen Park Rangers) last weekend. On the other hand, Liverpool’s 2-1 victory against Southampton was followed by a 3-1 downfall to defending champions Manchester City. The reds are penetrating into the contest having won three successive league…
  • EPL: Tottenham Vs Liverpool: Live Score, Commentary & Streaming

    Ghazanfar Shah
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Liverpool’s £16million signing Mario Balotelli is set to make his debut against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. The 24-year-old striker, who completed his move to Anfield on Monday, trained with his new team-mates this week and impressed the club manager Brendan Rodgers with his attitude. “Mario is fine, he has settled in very well. He has looked fantastic in training and he is a good lad. The focus is very much on his football and he has done very well.” Rodgers said during an interview. “This is not the Mario Balotelli show. He’s a good player and a…
  • Everton Vs Chelsea: Live Score Updates & Online Stream

    Pakistan Tribune
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Aiming to record third consecutive win in the Premier league, Chelsea will meet Everton on Saturday at Goodison Park. The visitors are flying high on the back of two consecutive victories in their opening Premier League games – a comfortable 3-1 success at Burnley in the league opener and Leicester City and 2-0 home success against Leicester City last week. On the other hand, the hosts have collected just two points after drawing against Leicester City and Arsenal. The blues are winless in their five league clashes against the Toffies at Goodison Park, losing four and drawing one. In…
  • EPL 2014/15: Everton Vs Chelsea Live Score & Commentary

    Ghazanfar Shah
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    Stage is all set for one of the most interesting and highly-anticipated Premier League match as Everton and Chelsea are all set to meet each other at Goodison Park. The visitors are penetrating into the contest in supreme form having won both opening matches of new EPL campaign, while, the hosts have collected just two points after drawing against Leicester City and Arsenal. Everton are unbeaten in their five league clashes against Saturday’s rivals at Goodison Park, winning four and drawing one. In the latest meeting between the two sides at this venue, S. Naismith grabbed the lone goal of…
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    The Unprofessional Football League

  • Ray Rice Supports Seasoning Suspension

    Bill Plasse
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    When the NFL directed cable companies to stop broadcasting the logo for Louisiana-based spice company Slap Ya Mama, it found an ally in Ravens running back Ray Rice. “I support a season-long ban on this company,” Rice said in a released statement. “Violence should never be taken lightly. I know there are some who think a two-week ban for Slap Ya Mama would be appropriate, but I feel that we should not see it on the field all year.” Rice then went on to promote his own forthcoming line of food products. Although the line is not yet named, he promised it would provide an “elevating…
  • NFL unsure how to proceed with video of Pro Bowl QB allegedly assaulting homeless dwarfs during heavy drug use

    Greg Fields
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    New video footage allegedly involving a Pro Bowl quarterback may put the National Football League’s personal-conduct policy back in the spotlight. NFL officials, still dealing with criticisms of double standards when doling out punishment, are now dealing with a situation no one is quite sure how to handle. Video footage has surfaced of Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles allegedly assaulting several homeless dwarfs while smoking large amounts of marijuana. Jayden Sampson is believed to be one of the victims of the assault, according to police sources. Sampson claims he was feeding the…
  • Donald Sterling Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    John Wells
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Los Angeles, California – Embattled former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was seen recently in front of his Malibu home completing the ALS ice bucket challenge.  Mr. Sterling was dressed in a white t-shirt and bright red basketball shorts as a small group of his handlers stood around trying to convince him not to do it. The past few months have been a troubling time for Sterling.  During the NBA playoffs an audio recording leaked to TMZ showing Sterling making racist comments while speaking to his then girlfriend on the phone.  He was subsequently banned from the NBA by…
  • Tweets of the Week: Josh Gordon

    Scott Colby
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Cleveland, OH–Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was formally suspended for the entire 2014 season this week for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. What do the armchair analysts on Twitter think? Josh Gordon suspended for a year!?! Just for smoking up!?! That’s nuckin futs!! #startjohnnyfootball #treated @Toma2Times — Joseph Rivera (@joerocks30) August 29, 2014 I’d say it’s stuckin’ fupid. Josh Gordon smokes LeGarrette Blounts — tutz (@J_Money1223) August 29, 2014 Smoking that stuff is like getting punched in the face. First fantasy draft tonight.. I’m…
  • Broncos Ban Welker From Attempting Ice Bucket Challenge

    Bobby
    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…
 
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  • Michael Sam Invited To WWE RAW

    Dean Perretta
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    WWE has cordially invited the first-ever openly homosexual NFL draftee in history and NCAA Missouri Tigers standout, Michael Sam, 24, to appear live on RAW in Baltimore, MD on September 8. RAW’s commentators Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and John “Bradshaw” Layfield have unequivocally stated that Michael Sam can obtain a live open microphone to thoroughly address the mass media obsession with his sexuality that has momentarily sidetracked his dream from playing the NFL, alongside the undying support that Professional Sports fans worldwide have shown the athlete.
  • First-Ever All-Female Sports Show ‘We Need To Talk’ To Debut On CBS Sports Network

    Dean Perretta
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    CBS Sports has officially announced that the first-ever nationally-televised all-female sports show ‘We Need To Talk’ will debut on prime time on September 30 at 22:00 ET on CBS Sports Network. ‘We Need To Talk’ panel features a bevy of CBS Sports announcers including Pro Football Hall of Fame sportscaster, Lesley Visser, the first-ever female CEO in the NFL and a contributor for CBS Sports Network’s ‘That Other Pregame Show’, Amy Trask, lead reporter for CBS’s NFL and NCAA Tournament coverage, Tracy Wolfson, CBS Sports Radio host and veteran television…
  • Laboring Days

    Pat Heffling
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    “Heading out to San Francisco, for the Labor Day weekend show…” -Jimmy Buffet. Wow, what a show that was, the San Francisco Giants destroyed Milwaukee in a Labor Day weekend 3 game set; 13-2, 3-1 (near no-hitter for Jake Peavey) and a 15-5 laugher on Sunday that saw manager Ron Roenicke use five relievers to no avail out of the beleaguered bullpen. That left the Brew-Ha’s 1-5 on their current road trip, heading into Wrigley today for three more with the suddenly surging Cubbies. Yes, this is the same team that has led the NL Comedy Central since April 15th for 161…
  • Cain Velasquez And Fabricio Werdum UFC 180 Main Event Sells Out In 8 Hours

    Dean Perretta
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    The highly awaited UFC 180 main event inside the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico contested between reigning undisputed UFC World Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez (14-13-1), and Fabricio Werdum (24-18-5) on November 15 has sold out in just eight hours. History was indeed made at the box office, with the UFC 180 Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum headlined show becoming the fastest-selling attraction in the history of the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, whilst further setting an all-time attendance record of 20,000 fans who are anticipating the monumental match.
  • Dwayne Johnson To Film ‘Journey’ Movie Sequels

    Dean Perretta
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    ‘Hercules’ Hollywood megastar, Dwayne Johnson, has confirmed that he has signed a deal to star in two ‘Journey’ sequel motion pictures; Johnson starred in box office smashes ‘Journey: To The Center of The Earth’ and ‘Journey: Mysterious Island’. Johnson will reprise the lead role of Hank in ‘Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon’ and ‘Journey To The Center of the Earth 4′. Furthermore, the eight-time WWE Champion will also star in ‘Fast & Furious 7′ and ‘San Andreas’ in 2015, whilst…
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    Trampoline Reviews 101

  • Trampoline Reviews: Upper Bounce Trampoline with Enclosure Set

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Get Your Family Bouncing With Joy with The Upper Bounce Trampoline 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

    admin
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    Urban Rebounder Trampoline with Stabilizing Bar and Workout DVD – A Great Cardio Tool for Home The Urban Rebounder Trampoline is much more than a simple toy to jump on. Its features elevate it from the status of an indoor toy to being a work-out tool with therapeutic and health benefits. The trampoline provides entertainment … Continue reading »
  • Trampoline Reviews: Skywalker 15 foot Round Trampoline and Enclosure Combo with Spring Pad

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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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    True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training

  • Baseball’s Missing Element To Success: Mental Training

    chewy001@netzero.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    What’s Missing From Your Baseball Training? As a loyal reader of our blog, I know that you take your baseball performance seriously, and that you want to continually improve. I know that you are also conscious of the several components that must come together to compete at your highest potential. Like a huge number of […] The post Baseball’s Missing Element To Success: Mental Training appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
  • Increase Your Vertical Jump In About 2 Months

    chewy001@netzero.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Jump Higher In 10 Weeks! In nearly every sport an athlete can enhance their performance by adding a few inches to their vertical jump and by becoming faster and quicker.  However, this can be easier said than done and if you have ever tried any of those jump or speed training workouts on the market you […] The post Increase Your Vertical Jump In About 2 Months appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
  • How to develop explosive “game speed”

    chewy001@netzero.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Develop Game Speed Many athletes believe that you are born with speed or it is genetic.  That is 100% false.  Anyone can increase their speed and quickness and grow explosive with all the correct training and instruction. However, not all speed is similar.  For athletes is going on “game speed”. You need the ability to […] The post How to develop explosive “game speed” appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
  • Soccer Dribbling Drills

    chewy001@netzero.com
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Soccer Dribbling Drills Soccer Dribbling Drills | The Soccer Essentials http://the-soccer-essentials.com/soccer-dribbling-drills/ Learn the best soccer dribbling drills to improve your soccer skills and technique. Better Soccer Coaching | Dribbling at speed soccer drill | Soccer … http://www.bettersoccercoaching.com/Article-1416-51-Soccer-Drills–Skills-Soccer-dribbling-drills-Dribbling-at-speed-soccer-drill Free Soccer Drills | Football Drills | TeachPE.com http://www.teachpe.com/soccer_football/soccer_drills.php The following soccer drills focus on…
  • Soccer Shooting Drills

    chewy001@netzero.com
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    Soccer Shooting Drills 6 Essential Soccer Shooting Drills for Finishing | STACK http://www.stack.com/2013/03/15/soccer-finishing-drills/ Mar 15, 2013 … Scoring goals in soccer is not just about shooting. Learn the soccer shooting drills it takes to become a “clinical finisher.” Soccer Shooting Drill, Soccer Shooting Game, Shooting … http://www.soccerxpert.com/ This shooting drill is a great game to […] The post Soccer Shooting Drills appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training .
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    MY LIFE OF SPORT

  • ROLLER DERBY – August 24th – Darebin PCYC, Melbourne Australia

    bignbeefy
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    Report & photos to follow!        
  • SURFING – April 19th – Rip Curl Pro, Bell’s Beach, Australia

    bignbeefy
    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

    bignbeefy
    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

    bignbeefy
    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

    bignbeefy
    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…
 
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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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  • This Jaw-Dropping Chicago Sports Hype Video Will Give You Chills

    Dustin Hawkins
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    This Jaw-Dropping Chicago Sports Hype Video Will Give You ChillsSep 02, 2014 If you’re a Chicago sports fan, you need to stop whatever you’re doing and watch this video:     Pretty awesome, right? Put together by Michael Martin Media, this homage to America’s greatest sports city is enough to get the most jaded Chicago sports fan fired up. Love the video? Share it with your friends on Facebook!   MORE: VIDEO: Michael Jordan Gets The Ultimate Last Laugh On Dikembe Mutombo Ranking the Aerial Views of Every NFL Stadium
  • September 2 Coaches Poll Released, FSU Stays On Top

    Jake Foster
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    September 2 Coaches Poll Released, FSU Stays On Top Sep 02, 2014 The first USA Today Coaches Poll of the regular season is out, and week one’s results didn’t change much at the top. 1. Florida State 2. Alabama 3. Oklahoma 4. Oregon 5. Auburn 6. Michigan State 7. Ohio State 8. Georgia 9. Baylor 10. Stanford 11. UCLA 12. LSU 13. Texas A&M 14. USC 15. Notre Dame 16. Arizona State 17. Ole Miss 18. Nebraska 19. Wisconsin 20. Kansas State 21. South Carolina 22. Missouri 23. North Carolina 24. Clemson 25. Texas   Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 106; Florida 84; Louisville…
  • Heisman Watch 2014: Kenny Hill Makes His Case

    Dennis Parker
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Heisman Watch 2014: Kenny Hill Makes His CaseSep 02, 2014 It feels good to have you back, college football. Week One was full of surprisingly close games and outstanding individual performances, some of which we didn’t see coming – I’m looking at you, Kenny Hill. The Texas A&M quarterback used the Thursday night spotlight to shred a top-10 team in South Carolina to the tune of 511 yards, breaking Johnny Manziel’s school records in the process. His performance put himself on the Heisman map, but how far up the list did he make it? DARK HORSES 10) Kevin Hogan, QB,…
  • Week 23 MLB Power Rankings

    Jeffrey Griffin
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Week 23 MLB Power RankingsSep 02, 2014 With divisional and wild card races heating up heading into the final month of the regular season, let’s take a look at our Major League Baseball power rankings headed into week 23: (stats current going into 1 September) 30. Texas Rangers (53-83) Last Week: 30 Texas stays in the last spot of our rankings this week. The Rangers lost three games of a four-game series with the Houston Astros this weekend, continuing a stretch where Texas has been the worst team in Major League Baseball. 29. Colorado Rockies (54-82) Last Week: 29 Interestingly enough,…
  • New Orleans Saints: 2014 Game-By-Game Predictions

    Elliott Kuhn
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    New Orleans Saints: 2014 Game-By-Game PredictionsSep 02, 2014 It’s almost that time again! The New Orleans Saints, fresh off an 11-5 season and their first road playoff win in franchise history, are ready to take the field again for the 2014 season. It’s sure to be another exciting year, but if you just can’t wait to see how it shakes out, I’m here to once again peek into Grey’s Sports Almanac and let you know how it’s all going to go down. Just like last year, when I spoiled the season for everyone by announcing that the Saints would finish the regular season 11-5 and they did…
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    GameOfOdds.com Blog - Football Betting

  • Championship Football Week 4 Preview & Betting Tips

    Cookie
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Game of Odds Football Betting tipster Cookie takes at look at the upcoming Weekend's Championship Football action.Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest The early kick off brings us table topping Forest traveling to Wednesday who themselves are riding high in 6th place. This game is historically quite a tight, low scoring affair, other than last season’s meeting of these two teams at the Forest ground where it ended 3-3. Form Study: Sheffield Wednesday are on an impressive run of form already, having mostly faced off against teams expected to finish in the top half or even promotion…
  • Premier League Week 3 Preview & Betting Tips

    Cookie
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:34 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. Discuss Premie League Football Week 3 Preview and Betting Tips on our forumBurnley 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…
  • Championship Week 3 Preview

    Cookie
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    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

    Cookie
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:34 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

    Cookie
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    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…
 
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    IBPA: International Basketball Players Association, LLC » News

  • BFSN Law wins Texas Supreme Court case on behalf of Anonymous Internet Blogger

    Charles Bennett
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:58 am
    BFSN Law’s Shelly Skeen wins case on behalf of Anonymous Internet Blogger The Texas Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of requiring Texas trial courts to determine that they would have personal jurisdiction over the prospective defendant before ordering pre-suit discovery under Rule 202. The ruling can be viewed here.   BFSN Law’s Shelly Skeen argued in front […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Texas Tech Women’s Soccer Remains Undefeated After 2-1 OT Victory

    BennettRank
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Paige Strahan knocked in her seventh career game-winning goal in the 93rd minute Sunday morning as the 16th-ranked Texas Tech women’s soccer team remained undefeated with a 2-1 overtime victory over Eastern Michigan at Alumni Stadium.The victory, a come-from-behind effort that featured goals from both Strahan and Briana Rohmer, closed Tech’s trip to the Notre Dame Invitational where the Red Raiders also defeated the 11th-ranked Fighting Irish, 2-1, Friday evening.“Overall it was a terrific weekend for us with these two results,” Tech head coach Tom Stone said. “This second match…
  • EIU Football’s Adam Drake Named OVC Offensive Player of the Week

    BennettRank
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Eastern Illinois senior wide receiver Adam Drake was named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week as the league opened football action this past weekend.   Drake earned his first OVC weekly honor as the Panthers dropped their season opener at Big Ten Conference member Minnesota.  EIU football plays its home opener against Southern Illinois this Saturday at 6 p.m. at O’Brien Field.Adam Drake hauled in 11 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown against the Gophers.  The 11 catches are the fourth-most by an FCS player this season as the third team All-American picked…
  • Iona Men’s Soccer Stopped by Boston University

    BennettRank
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Iona men’s soccer team completed its opening weekend slate with a 1-0 loss to Boston University Sunday evening at Nickerson Field. The Gaels now stand at 0-1-1 on the year.After the teams played a scoreless first half, heavy rain caused a 10-minute weather delay in the second after the field accumulated several large puddles. The Terriers struck for the game’s only goal in the 74th minute following the resumption of play. Felix De Bona headed in a free kick off the foot of Bjarki Benediktsson into the near post for the game-winner.“We missed two great chances to score…
  • D1 Football Rankings and Big Movers – Week 1

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    2 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    D1 Football: Fall Brings Football!Florida State rose to the challenge of a very good Oklahoma State squad, dispatching the Cowboys 37-31. Nothing seems to have changed in Eugene after Oregon paid $525,000 to hang 41 points on South Dakota by half time. Louisville jumped into the Top 25 when they dispatched Miami in their ACC debut, the Cardinals looked absolutely stingy on defense, a crucial element if they are to hang with the likes of Clemson and Florida State this year.D1 Football Top 25 RankingsBRTEAMLAST BRCHANGECAPBCSRECSOSHS1Florida St212Baylor423Oklahoma524Texas…
  • D1 Football Top 25 Recaps – Week 1

    BennettRank
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    D1 Football Recaps: Fall brings Football!Florida State rose to the challenge of a very good Oklahoma State squad, dispatching the Cowboys 37-31. Nothing seems to have changed in Eugene after Oregon paid $525,000 to hang 41 points on South Dakota by half time. Louisville jumped into the Top 25 when they dispatched Miami in their ACC debut, the Cardinals looked absolutely stingy on defense, a crucial element if they are to hang with the likes of Clemson and Florida State this year. Here’s how the rest of the Top 25 programs fared this past weekend…Your team not…
 
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  • Loic Remy Joins Chelsea As Torres Joins AC Milan On Loan

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Chelsea have signed QPR and France striker Loic Remy after the Stamford Bridge side paid his buyout clause of £8.5million.  The striker who spent last season on loan in Newcastle is expected to replace Fernando Torres who has agreed a 2-yr loan deal to join Italian club AC Milan.If not for the medicals he failed at Liverpool,he would have been a Liverpool player by now.  The striker said he did not think twice to join Chelsea when he heard the club was interested in him."I feel very happy and very proud.""When I heard Chelsea wanted tosign me I said 'let's go' straight away because…
  • Photos:NBA Star Dwyane Wade Marries Actress Gabrielle

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Star actress Gabrielle Union in “ Being Mary Jane ” and NBA player Dwyane Wade have tied the knot together.Both married yesterday at the Chateau Artisan in Miami.  Actress Essence Atkins and her hubby Jamie Mendez officiated the wedding.Congrats to them.Find more photos of the couple and other celebrities below....
  • Photos:President Obama,Michelle Obama And Their Daughters Attend White House Assistant Chef's Wedding

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    President Obama,his wife Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia yesterday August 30th 2014 attended the wedding of White House assistant chef Sam Kass.He married MSNBC host Alex Wagner.See more photos after the cut....
  • Christ Embassy Members Divided Over Pastor Chris And Rev. Anita Oyakhilome's Divorce Rumour,Read The Full Statement

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    It is now a well known fact that the General Overseer of Christ Embassy church Chris Oyakhilome seems to be having marital issues with his wife Anita.Few months ago,Anita was reported to have filed for a divorce over what she described as an "unreasonable behaviour and adultery".Some of the members of the church have taken to facebook to blast the couple.In an article titled 'Where is Rev. Anita Oyakhilome,’ some members criticized the couple.One of the members of the church was bold enough to put many bad things about the church in writings.Read the member's write up below...."I am a…
  • Ebola Victim Dr. Enemouh Was Aware Of ECOWAS Diplomat Ebola Condition Before Treating Him: Dr.Parker

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Dr. Samuel Enemouh who died of Ebola virus he contacted from Olu Koye,an ECOWAS diplomat was aware of Olu's condition before treating him,says Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker.He disclosed this while speaking at a press conference in Port Harcourt onFriday evening.According to Parker,the late ECOWAS diplomat received late Patrick Sawyer in Lagos.“He had received the late Dr. Patrick Sawyer in Lagos. Upon developing the symptom, he confided in a female colleague, called Lilian,who contacted the late Enemuo. It was after contact was established with Dr.Enemuo that…
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