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  • Westbrook back for OKC; Durant still out

    Associated Press
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    The Thunder say point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action Friday night against the New York Knicks.
  • Police, family search for Buckeyes lineman news services
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Police and the family of Ohio State's Kosta Karageorge say the senior defensive lineman has gone missing and hasn't been seen since early Wednesday morning.
  • No. 5 TCU dominates turnover-prone Texas

    Associated Press
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 5 TCU earned a dominating 48-10 win over Texas on Thursday night that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football Playoff.
  • Niners CEO apologizes: Loss 'not acceptable'

    Paul Gutierrez
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    The 49ers were bad enough their 19-3 loss to the rival Seahawks on Thursday night to spoil Thanksgiving for 49ers CEO Jed York. And then some.
  • Dez awaits rematch vs. 'kinda cheap' Eagles

    Calvin Watkins
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said some Philadelphia Eagles players were "being kinda cheap" during the teams' NFC East showdown on Thanksgiving Day.
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  • Odell Beckham Jr.'s Catch Was A Culmination: A Former WR Explains

    Nate Jackson
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    A few days ago, in the Cowboys-Giants game, Odell Beckham Jr. made a very difficult catch. How? He just did it.Read more...
  • How To Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers: Three Good-Ass Techniques

    Albert Burneko on Foodspin, shared by Rohan Nadkarni to Deadspin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The morning following Thanksgiving is a bleary, cotton-mouthed, dead-eyed time—a time for questions, a time of Reckoning. "Oh, Jesus, how much did I drink yesterday?" and, "Am I going to die?" and, "Why do I keep doing this to myself?" and, "Am I in Fort Worth? How did I come to be in Fort Worth?" These are all very important questions, foremost among which surely is, "What the fuck do I do with all these Thanksgiving leftovers?"Read more...
  • Russell Westbrook Is Back

    Rohan Nadkarni
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook broke his hand on October 30th, and the recovery was expected to take 4-6 weeks. Well, 29 days later, and Westbrook is back in the lineup, per Royce Young:Read more...
  • This Is A Perfect Roundhouse Kick To The Face

    Rohan Nadkarni
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    This has been going around the interwebs for a little while, and we're not sure who the original source is, but it's still pretty fascinating to watch. Poor guy is out cold. Read more...
  • This Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon D'Or Campaign Is Getting Really Gross

    Rohan Nadkarni on Screamer, shared by Rohan Nadkarni to Deadspin
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    UEFA president Michel Platini made a pretty reasonable comment in Madrid earlier this week, saying in his opinion the Ballon d'Or should go to a German player after the country's success in the World Cup. The statement set off the Real Madrid spin machine though, and the team took matters into their own hands. Read more...
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • NFL Weekly Predictions: Week 13 (Pt. 2)

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    The Patriots face the Packers at Lambeau Field, while the desperate Saints look for a win at Pittsburgh. The Chiefs host the Broncos in a vital AFC West contest, and the lowly Jets host the Dolphins on Monday.
  • Sports Central 2014 Pro Bowl Selections

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    The deadline for Pro Bowl voting is approaching, and as we enter the final month of the regular season, SC's Brad Oremland presents his ballot, as well as midseason awards including MVP, Coach of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.
  • NFL Weekly Predictions: Thanksgiving Games

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Jay Cutler dons extra padding to face the Lions in Detroit, while the Eagles invade AT&T Stadium with the NFC East lead on the line. In the nightcap, the 49ers host the Seahawks in a rematch of last year's NFC title game, says SC's Jeffrey Boswell.
  • NFL Week 12 Power Rankings

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    SC's Brad Oremland offers rankings and analysis for all 32 teams and offers an explanation for Cowboy fans in New Jersey, plus: the television commercial that needs to stop running, Hall of Fame semifinalists, and the regular-season Super Bowl.
  • The Reason For the Season

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    If you're a long-time reader of the Sports Central family, you know about SC's Jonathan Lowe's love for college basketball's holiday tournaments. But ... why? He opens up the door to his mind and offers up his reasons for the fascination.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • Admin Note

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    The writing schedule for the next week and a half will be sporadic and possibly non-existent. Visits by friends from out of town and two family events in the next 10 days will dominate the schedule here in Curmudgeon Central. Please check back periodically. I will definitely be back to a more regular schedule starting Monday 8 december. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone… Stay well.
  • Mythical Picks – NFL – Weekend Of 11/30/14

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    First, a review of last week: I liked Chiefs -7 over Raiders. Chiefs lost the game. No! I liked Browns +3 against Falcons. Browns won the game. Yes! I liked Titans +11 against Eagles. Not enough points. No! I liked Lions/Pats OVER 47. Total score was 43. No! I liked Pats -7 over Lions. Pats won by 25. Yes! I liked Packers -9 over Vikes. Packers won by only 3. No! I liked Jags +14.5 against Colts. Colts won by 20. No! I liked Bengals +1.5 against Texans. Bengals won the game. Yes! I liked Jets +4 against Bills. Bills won by 35. No! I liked Bucs +5.5 against Bears. Not enough points. No! I…
  • Mythical Picks – NCAA – Weekend of 11/29/14

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    First, let us see what happened to last week’s Mythical Picks: I liked Baylor/Ok. St. OVER 67.5. Total score was 71. Yea! I liked Virginia +6 against Miami. Virginia won outright. Yea! I liked Tennessee -3.5 over Mizzou. Tennessee lost the game. Boo! I liked Mich. St. -22 over Rutgers. State won by 42. Yea! I liked Minn/Nebraska UNDER 56.5. Total was 52. Yea! I liked Minn +10.5 against Nebraska. Minn won the game. Double Yea! I liked Maryland/Michigan UNDER 42.5. Total was 39. Yea! I liked Fla St. -17 over BC. Fla St won by only 3. Boo! I liked Tex Tech/Iowa St OVER 69.5. Total was 65. Boo!
  • Tiger Woods Is Not A Happy Camper

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    The latest tempest in a spittoon involves Tiger Woods getting his knickers in a knot because Dan Jenkins wrote a satirical piece in Golf Digest about Woods. It purports to be an interview with Tiger Woods but readers may have gotten a clue from the headline that this was not a transcript of a real interview. Here is the headline: My (Fake) Interview With Tiger* *Or how it plays out in my mind You can read the whole thing here; trust me, it is not a flattering portrayal of Tiger Woods. Of course, no one who pays attention would have expected it to be flattering. Dan Jenkins has told the story…
  • A Soccer Match For The Ages?

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    A little more than a year ago, the San Marino international soccer team scored its first goal in international competition in more than a 5-year span. Notwithstanding that feat, San Marino failed to win the game; in fact, San Marino has never won an international soccer game. The international team has been in business since 1990 and its record stands at 0-61-1. That tie game happened about a week ago when San Marino and Estonia met in something called “European qualifying” and the game ended at “Nil-Nil”. Question: Given the performance of San Marino over the last quarter of a…
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    The Penalty Flag

  • Being Thankful for Parity in the NFL

    Mike Presley
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The 2014 NFL season is now hitting the crucial point where every win and loss means playing for a chance in the Super Bowl or wondering what could have been.  It also time for Thanksgiving, and time for being thankful.  This football season, the one thing I’m most thankful for, no it’s not the fact my team is in the midst of the playoff hunt. I’m thankful for parity that runs wild in the NFL. Quick quiz for you readers out there. Name the last time a NFL team won back to back Super Bowls? If you said the 2004 New England Patriots, then you would be correct. The Patriots…
  • Thanksgiving Football Preview

    Michael Beaudwin
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:49 pm
    This Thursday the NFL is serving us up a three course visual meal in the form of three mouth-watering divisional match-ups. These three rivalry games come heavily smothered with different implications. Well, for the most part anyways. The CHI@DET game shouldn’t affect the division too much, unless the Lions tank from that point on, but the game still has its own “special” implications to it. I will get into that below. This holiday you can add “the NFL” to your lengthy list of things to be thankful for. They’ve put together a divine viewing menu for your heart to consume. Geez,…
  • TPF’s Fives: Week 12 Rankings

    Michael Beaudwin
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Do I need to still keep saying “another whacky week?” At this point, isn’t it just a standard week? I guess that doesn’t have as much flare to it though. Someone think of a really fun word for “standard” and send it to me on Twitter. There was a last minute change to Arizona this week, and Dallas crept back into the top five. Despite a win, and the return of LeSean McCoy, Philly is still outside of the top-five bubble. Washington managed to stay out of the bottom five, but that doesn’t mean they were free from criticism. All that, and more, in this week’s rankings. The Top…
  • Fantasy: Patriots RB situation is a Gray Area

    Michael Beaudwin
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    “A Gray area”, Other than a delightful play on words, its the very definition for the New England Patriots’ running back situation. Or for any Patriots player not named Tom Brady when it comes to fantasy, really. During the long reign of Bill Belichick, there really haven’t been consistent fantasy “locks” on the team. Besides a select few, that is. Randy Moss, Rob Gronkowski, and Tom Brady may be the only names on the list. Recently, Jonas Gray made a big splash in New England’s backfield rotation. Which caused a lot of you to scramble to your phones, tablets, or…
  • Disappointment, decades of it

    Sean Naylor
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    The life of a fan of a team in the National Football League can be a Jekyll and Hyde experience. In just the 17 weeks of a NFL season you can experience an array of emotions. As a true fan, or fanatic, you will often feel the same as the coaches and players. However, being a fan of the Washington Redskins means being one thing, decades of disappointment. It all started for me in the fall of ’88. I was a young boy growing up, in what was then, a small Colorado town. Growing up in a state that already had a football team, everyone thought I should plant my roots there. But I wanted a team…
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  • Charles Woodson wants to play another year

    Wesseling, Chris
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    One of the few bright spots on the Raiders, Charles Woodson expressed interest this week in playing another season. Does the veteran safety want to play into his 40s?
  • Patrick Peterson wants Julio Jones one-on-one

    Patra, Kevin
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Patritck Peterson and Julio Jones have a rivalry dating back to their SEC days. The wideout hasn't put up monster numbers against the corner, but his teams find a way to usually win.
  • Larry Fitzgerald: I'm 'highly likely' to play vs. Falcons

    Wesseling, Chris
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Larry Fitzgerald says he's "highly likely" to play Sunday versus the Falcons, though he knows it's not his call. Can the Cardinals' offense pull out of a tailspin in an inviting Week 13 matchup?
  • Grimes on Odell Beckham catch: 'Mine was better'

    Hanzus, Dan
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Odell Beckham's now-infamous catch in Week 12 has been declared the best catch in NFL history. That hasn't stopped Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes from saying his own Week 10 grab was better.
  • Tony Romo: 'I should have been better'

    Hanzus, Dan
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Tony Romo saw his touchdown pass streak snapped in an ugly loss to the Eagles on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys quarterback promises he'll be better the next time Dallas takes the field.
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    The Big Lead

  • Spinning Kickboxing KO is Straight Out of a Video Game

    Mike Cardillo
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    If violent kickboxing knockouts make you squeamish, please do not click play on the video above of Jonathan Tuhu dropping his opponent like a sack of bricks via a spinning kick to the head. (Good effort by the ref, eh?) RELATED: Spinning, Flying, Head Kick Knockout is the Best KO in Women’s MMA History [H/T Uproxx]
  • Russell Westbrook Returning From Broken Hand Friday Night vs. Knicks

    Mike Cardillo
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    Russell Westbrook will return to the Oklahoma City lineup tonight vs. the Knicks via coach Scott Brooks. Westbrook missed 13 games over last four weeks after fracturing his hand. The Thunder are 4-12 on the season. Kevin Durant, who hasn’t played yet this season, is getting closer to his return but will not play Friday. We anxiously await to see what Westbrook will wear to the arena upon his return. RELATED: Russell Westbrook Injury Means It’s Sebastian Telfair and Perry Jones Time in Oklahoma City RELATED: Russell Westbrook Wore Another Snazzy Jumpsuit RELATED: Russell…
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Arrives

    Mike Cardillo
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    The trailer to J.J. Abrams Star Wars movie — The Force Awakens — hit the Internet on Friday. Unofficial Internet law says that every blog publishing content on the day after Thanksgiving must post the trailer and then form an ironclad opinion on the aforementioned 90 seconds. Who knows what the actual plot of the movie will entail? The trailer ticks off most of the Star Wars boxes: sand, Stormtroopers, light sabers, the Millennium Falcon and droids. (Personally I’m hoping for more scenes about shipping tariffs that were such a delight during Episode I: The Phantom Menace.)…
  • Wisconsin's Sam Dekker Punched A Basketball and Produced an Amazing Vine

    Mike Cardillo
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Wisconsin beat Georgetown Thursday in the Battle for Atlantis semifinals. Maybe you weren’t on social media or watching TV at the time since it was Thanksgiving. Anyways, we’re quite Thankful for Sam Dekker’s postgame celebration that features teammates Nigel Hayes receiving an unfortunate, if not humorous, surprise. RELATED: Frank Kaminsky Made a Goofy Sketch that Includes a Taylor Swift Dance-Off
  • Roundup: Ohio State Football Player is Missing; Craig Sager Nearing Return to TNT; Black Friday Madness Hits Britain

    Mike Cardillo
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Kayla DeLancey … Scott Fujita, Rex Hadnot detailed their use of prescription drugs while playing in the NFL. … Gunman killed in Austin, Texas after firing over 100 rounds at downtown building, including the police HQ. … Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge is missing. … Netflix CEO predicts broadcast TV will be dead within 16 years. … Pele is hospitalized in Brazil but says it’s “nothing serious.”  … College soccer coach suspended after she gave her players penicillin. … Only in New York? … Black Friday is a very busy…
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  • Michael Pachla: What to do with Chris Stewart

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    For a very long time the Sabres seemed to have been in the market for a big powerforward with grit who could skate top-nine minutes and drop the gloves whenever necessary. Back in 2009 when the core was being whipped around like ragdolls on a nightly basis, former team president Larry Quinn and GM Darcy Regier, along with Head Scout Kevin Devine thought they had found the answer. After a some s...
  • Mike Augello: Kozun Loaned To Marlies; Leafs Prospect Update

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Maple Leafs have sent forward Brandon Kozun to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL on a conditioning stint. The 24-year-old winger was the surprise of training camp, making the Leafs squad based on his top-end speed, skill and penalty killing abilities. In five games, Kozun registered one assist but suffered a high ankle sprain against Detroit on October 17 after being taken into the boards by...
  • Ryan Wilson: Penguins To Get First Hand Look At Jiri Tlusty This Weekend

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Penguins and their fans can get an up close look at one of the players in the NHL that is most likely to be shipped off. Jiri Tlusty is a prime candidate to be traded considering that Carolina will be sellers this year in the trade market. Also making things more intriguing is the fact that Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford is more than familiar with the Carolina organization. So...
  • Todd Cordell: G23 Red Wings @ Devils: Shaking It Up

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Match-up - Detroit Red Wings (12-5-5) @ New Jersey Devils (9-10-3) Road/Home records - 4-3-3 -------------- 3-3-2 TV - FS-Detroit, MSG+ Puck drop - 7:00 p.m. ET Season series - 1-0 Detroit Last 10 - Detroit: 6-2-2 ------- New Jersey: 3-6-1 Projected starting goalies - Peter Mrazek vs Cory Schneider Projected lines for the Red Wings via DailyFaceoff...
  • Eklund: Where is David Perron Heading? Sharks on verge of move..Bylsma?

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    * Depending on who you talk to the general feeling around the NHL is David Perron has either asked to be moved or is going to be moved regardless.... * Teams with interest include Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Philly, LA, Columbus and Boston... * According to a few sources the Oilers are also having "preliminary talks regarding a coaching change." * In San Jose however...things appear to be further...
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  • 10% of America’s Holiday Purchases to Go to NFL as Part of NFL’s “Holidays Awareness Month”

    DJ Gallo
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Thanks to an exclusive new deal with the holiday season, the NFL will receive 10-percent of all gift purchases made by Americans between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  “We wanted to help raise awareness of the holiday season,” said commissioner Roger Goodell. “It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to help get the word about the holidays out. It’s a season that the NFL has always respected and appreciated and wanted to see be a profit and a success.” All retail purchases made in the United States through Christmas will have 10-percent of the sale price…
  • Depressing Sixers Postgame Quotes from After Every Loss of Their 2014-2015 Season

    DJ Gallo
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:50 am
    Loss #1 / Game #1 – October 29, 103-91 at Pacers “We’re not worried about what’s on paper. They put the ball out there for a reason, to play 48 minutes. Every game, we come out to play hard and try to win.” - guard Tony Wroten - – – – - Loss #2 / Game #2 – October 31, 93-81 at Bucks “I thought our guys played their hearts out, but they just couldn’t score.” - head coach Brett Brown - – – – - Loss #3 / Game #3 – November 1, 114-96 vs. Heat “Forty-eight minutes is a very long game for the group we have. From an…
  • What Athletes Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

    DJ Gallo
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    “The NFC South allowing me to remain employed.” – Mike Smith “That the NBA’s anti-tanking measure failed to pass.” – Sam Hinkie “That rich, white men rarely get punished for anything in our society.” – Jim Irsay “Capitalism and guaranteed contracts.” – Giancarlo Stanton “Roger Goodell.” – Gary Bettman “My nine remaining fingers.” – Jose Canseco “The kids I Skype with because they don’t seem to hate me. Hashtag blessed.” – Russell Wilson “All the…
  • The Crappiest Fantasy Team in America: Week 12

    DJ Gallo
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    FanDuel is SportsPickle’s exclusive fantasy football partner for the 2014 season. By entering the code PICKLE when signing up, you get a 100% BONUS on your first deposit. There are 1-week leagues every week. Win real money. A great option if you have a CRAPPY real fantasy team. - – – – - From reader William … - – – – - Also see … The Crappiest Fantasy Team in America: Week 9 … and the ALL-TIME LOW! The Crappiest Fantasy Team in America: Week 8 The Crappiest Fantasy Team in America: Week 7 The Crappiest Fantasy Team in America: Week 6…
  • Today’s Reader Hot Takes

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    On RGIII getting benched in Washington for Colt McCoy … 11.26.14 “Well, at least he didn’t lose his job to injury, but being 100% and just playing horribly every week. That has to feel good.” – Kathleen R. “It’s official: RGIII is a Heisman winner.” – Reed J. “Now Colt McCoy can takeover a horrible, dysfunctional team and try to lead them to a much worse draft pick. It’s every quarterback’s dream.” – Cal Y.  - – – – - On the Falcons and Saints being tied atop the NFC South at 4-7 ……
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  • THE CURIOUS INDEX, 11/28/2014

    Spencer Hall
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    OREGON NEEDS HELP BURNING STUFF OREGON'S A RURAL STATE. And you know this because where most state's rival coaches do anti-DUI ads, Oregon's coaches have to tell you to be careful when you're burning shit in your backyard. (Via) IT'S UP TO PAUL RHOADS AND THAT MEANS TCU'S IN THE PLAYOFF. You're damn right TCU ran up the score, mostly because they had to, and also because Texas made it so irresistible in the end. Bill's correct: if everything holds and TCU manages to avoid an upset at the hands of Iowa State, TCU will likely be in the playoff even if Baylor scores 500 points on Kansas State.

    Ryan Nanni
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    HIS FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR, SINCE HE ENJOYS SLICIN TURKEYS UP I'm thankful that Mark Richt gives away two wins a year even though there's no tax benefit to him. I'm thankful that Will Muschamp wasn't at Auburn, because nobody finishes there within four years. I'm thankful that Tennessee shows commitment to all its sports by only finishing with football records that could also be a basketball player's height. I'm thankful that Dabo's not cooking this holiday. Can't stuff a bird once in five tries. Don't be so proud, Arkansas. The 21st century shut out Mississippi, too. Nobody else wants to…
  • THE CURIOUS INDEX, 11/26/2014

    Ryan Nanni
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    MARSHALL RISES MARSHALL IS RANKED. Sure, it's below a two loss Boise State team, but they're ranked and that has to mean something! Right? No? Shit. At least we can laugh at other parts of the Playoff Committee rankings, like how winning on the road against West Virginia did nothing for Kansas State while beating Tennessee gave Missouri a three spot bump. Also UCLA is the number 8 team which, well, sure, if you say so. ALL REFS ARE AWFUL. Pac-12 refs are just awful in a way that's much more interesting and requires the conference to publicly acknowledge that they fucked up on multiple…

    Ryan Nanni
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    THE FOLLOWING DOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE EVENTS OF JURASSIC PARK 3, WHICH IS TERRIBLE Many think that the Playoff Committee was formed to make the best possible judgment about which four college football teams belong in the postseason competition for the national title. This is incorrect. The Committee's purpose is to determine the best four of any group, college football or otherwise. Exclusive to EDSBS, we have the Committee's first ranking of the top 4 Jurassic Park Dinosaurs and which terrible lizard is currently on the outside looking in. 1. Tyrannosaurus Rex. Only loss came on the road in…

    Spencer Hall
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    SERIOUSLY YOU DON'T NEED AN INFRARED THERMOMETER TO MAKE AN OMELET DAMMIT This week's surprise Shutdown Fullcast--the only thing ever delivered early in the history of this website--covers these important topics prior to the Thanksgiving marathon football hibernation: FSU is fine but Tallahassee is kind of scary UCLA can honestly be called "pretty good" at football why Minnesota will be #25 forever how Alton Brown would be the most annoying roommate ever Will Muschamp still believes modern farming techniques are tricks of the devil Drinking in Pullman is like getting drunk in a Christopher…
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    UPROXX » Web Culture

  • A Brief History Of Michael Bluth Being A Horrible Boss On ‘Arrested Development’

    jason Tabrys
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Netflix Though Jason Bateman has found massive success on the big screen playing an avenging employee who takes down his evil supervisor in Horrible Bosses (and now Horrible Bosses 2) Bateman has a bit of experience playing a sh*tty superior himself, thanks to Arrested Development. Never as nefarious as the bosses in the film, though, Bateman’s Michael Bluth instead embodies horribleness because of his weak spine and inexplicable loyalty to the family that constantly undermines him and lets him down. Among other things… Unwavering Loyalty Imgur/FOX Though every Bluth takes a turn punching…
  • This Woman Is Contacting The Moms Of Boys Who Threaten To Rape Her On Twitter

    Josh Kurp
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    YOUTUBE With all due respect to Explosions In the Sky, the Earth can be a cold, dead place, especially on Twitter, where receiving rape threats is a too-common part of many women’s lives. Alanah Pearce, a game reviewer from Australia, got tired of seeing “young boys” tweeting the terrible things they were going to do to her, so she did something about it: she contacted their moms. Sometimes young boys on Facebook send me rape threats, so I've started telling their mothers. — Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) November 28, 2014 Or in text…
  • Vintage Best And Worst: WWE NXT 1/25/11 Season 4 Episode 8

    Brandon Stroud
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Via Hulu Pre-show notes: - You can watch this episode on Hulu here, or on WWE’s YouTube channel here. - Make sure you’ve read The Best and Worst of NXT Season 1, The Best and Worst of NXT Season 2 and The Best and Worst of NXT Season 3 in their entirety. You can catch up with episodes of Season 4 on the linked tag page. Still not sure what we’re gonna do about Season 5. - Follow us on Twitter at @WithSpandex, follow me at @MrBrandonStroud and like us on Facebook. - Shares, comments, likes and other Internet things are appreciated. Click through for the vintage Best and Worst…
  • We Break Down The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Shot-By-Shot

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Happy Star Wars trailer day, everybody! And, at Gamma Squad, happy shameless overanalysis day! Let’s break this trailer down, shall we? First, what’s missing stands out: No Luke, no Han, no R2-D2, no Chewie… We only see iconic vehicles and symbols, none of the original cast. Heck, we don’t even see the faces of most of the new cast. It’s a curious decision, but intriguing. Next, there’s the most telling bit from the trailer, which isn’t an image, but rather the sole lines of dialogue, delivered in voiceover. “There has been an awakening. Have…
  • Matthew McConaughey Spent His Thanksgiving Volunteering With Meals On Wheels

    Andrew Husband
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Oscar-winning actor and all around chill guy Matthew McConaughey didn’t just spend Thanksgiving with his family. Instead, the McConaugheys spent it with hundreds of other families volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program in Austin. According to KXAN: More than 150 families volunteered, including actor Matthew McConaughey. Someone out there will get star treatment, when he and his family deliver. “Every day there is so many people in need, older adults living alone in isolation, some of them with very little in the way of money. Certainly very few friends to come and see…
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    Kissing Suzy Kolber

  • Zach Mettenberger Put Himself In Selfie Rehab

    Christmas Ape
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Twitter When the Titans and the Texans met for the first time this season, back in Week 8, it was Zach Mettenberger’s first NFL start. He played all right (27/41 for 299 yards, two touchdowns, an interception and a lost fumble) but not well enough for the Titans to win. Naturally, J.J. Watt pinned the loss on Mettenberger taking a couple selfies a few days before the game and muttered something about acting like you been there before and hustle. Houston and Tennessee have their second meeting on Sunday. Talk of selfies is still ongoing, because how else is anyone supposed to get excited…
  • Florio Goes Deep, Claims RGIII’s Benching Could Be Season-Long But Also Maybe Not

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Via Deadspindropped a bomb on the world wide ‘net today, claiming that RG3’s highly publicized benching could be permanent, or at least last until the end of the season, unless Jay Gruden decides to reinstate him next week. Florio goes into some great analysis here, going over the embattled QB’s many struggles, and offering the insight that Gruden and the Washington coaching staff is committed to Griffin long-term. His benching is believed to be a multi-week affair focused on an extended process of getting some of RG3’s signature style and swagger back, unless Colt…
  • Get Here Early For NFL Black Friday Deals!

    Christmas Ape
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    Getty Image Shop Bob’s Discount Personnel on Black Friday! We’ve got doorbusters galore! You won’t believe the deals we’ve got for NFL teams in desperate need of one or two pieces to be a decent team! We’ve got franchise quarterbacks! Guaranteed eliteness! First NFL GM inside the door at 3 a.m. pays just a 7th round pick! You could spend years cycling through bust after bust, or you could shop here on Black Friday and lock down your QB for the next 10 to 15 years. Just remember: “If he’s not in your ring of honor, you didn’t get him at…
  • All The Thanksgiving Games Were Bad

    Christmas Ape
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    NBC All three of the Thanksgiving games were decided by at least three scores. At best, one of them was watchable beyond halftime. What a waste it was for everyone. Thanks, NFL. In your garbage year full of abject lies about domestic violence and concussions, you can’t even manage to put competitive games on the field on one of your most important days. Sure, you can claim it was random chance. “This was just like all the other terrible Thursday games!” That may be true, but when the league has fucked up everything that is in their control, it makes it all the more painful…
  • Seahawks-49ers Food Coma Live Blog, Second Half

    Christmas Ape
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:14 pm
    NBC A Seattle-San Francisco game lived up to its billing as a defensive struggle incapable of allowing points, at least midway through a quarter. That was the point that Richard Sherman had an interception, the first turnover of the game that led to Robert Turbin scoring on a swing pass that exploited a blown coverage for the game’s opening score. It was a game waiting for a mistake and then Perrish Cox provided that derp with a fumbled punt return. That helped the Seahawks extend their lead to 13-0. For most games, that wouldn’t seems like much of a lead, but this is a game where…
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    Bleacher Report - Front Page

  • Russell Westbrook Set to Return to Thunder Lineup vs. Knicks

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is set to make his return to the team's lineup on Friday night against the New York Knicks. He missed nearly a month of action due to a fractured metacarpal in his right hand suffered in the second game of the season. Royce Young of passed along the confirmation from head coach Scott Brooks: Westbrook scored 38 points in Oklahoma City's season opener, but was injured early the next night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Now he's ready to roll and fellow superstar Kevin Durant shouldn't be far behind, meaning the Thunder may be on…
  • Frankfurt vs. Borussia Dortmund: How BVB Should Line Up in Bundesliga Game

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action this weekend with an away trip to the Eagles nest, as they take on Eintracht Frankfurt.  Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for all three points, following two defeats on the spin at home and away in Europe, and some much-needed momentum at this point in the season.  The former German champions looked far from keen when they went down to an average Arsenal side 2-0 in the Champions League this week, showcasing just how hard it is for their manager to get this team up for games either in the Bundesliga or abroad.  Here's how we expect Klopp…
  • Howard Beck: What Russell Westbrook's Return Means for the Thunder

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Russell Westbrook will make his return to the Oklahoma City Thunder against the New York Knicks on Friday night to help bring the team out from the cellar of the Western Conference and back into the playoff hunt.The Thunder are still missing Kevin Durant, but reinserting arguably the NBA's most explosive and athletic point guard into the starting lineup will give OKC a much-needed boost. How much does Westbrook's return help Oklahoma City? Can the Thunder make up ground in the West with just Westbrook? Watch as Howard Beck explains what Westbrook's return means to OKC in…
  • Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET, the Boston Celtics play host to the Chicago Bulls in a post-Thanksgiving matinee at the TD Garden.  The Bulls come in as losers in four of their last six games, with Derrick Rose appearing in only 33 combined minutes during that stretch due to hamstring issues. Both Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol have been bitten by the injury bug during this early stretch, but from the looks of things early on Friday, all three appear healthy enough to fire it up against the Celtics. Boston has won just four games this year, but its third victory came in Chicago against these…
  • How the Vikings Can Build Around Teddy Bridgewater in the 2015 NFL Draft

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been impressive in his rookie season. What should the Vikings do to build around Bridgewater? Should Minnesota target an offensive player in the first round of the NFL draft? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Matt Miller discuss how the Vikings can build around Bridgewater in the video above.
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    Reuters: Sports News

  • Sainz handed Toro Rosso race seat

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Carlos Sainz, whose father and namesake was a double world rally champion in the 1990s, will race in Formula One next season with Toro Rosso, the Red Bull-owned team said on Friday.
  • Brazil's Pele improving, still in intensive care: hospital

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele "is in better condition" though he remains in an intensive care unit being treated for a urinary tract infection, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Friday.
  • 2015 European Games to succeed despite athletics gap

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Next year's inaugural European Games have generated unexpected media interest, Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg said on Friday, despite a complete lack of top track and field athletes from the $1 billion event.
  • Hughes to be honored with state memorial

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being hit in the head by a ball, will be honored with a state memorial service.
  • Hulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next year

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    LONDON (Reuters) - German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with Porsche as well as Formula One with Force India, the German manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday.
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    MLB Trade Rumors

  • Marlins Acquire Aaron Crow

    Steve Adams
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    11:32am: The Marlins announced that they have also sent right-hander Reid Redman to the Royals. 11:16am: The Marlins have acquired right-hander Aaron Crow from the Royals in exchange for left-hander Brian Flynn, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). Crow, 28, has considerably more big league experience than the 24-year-old Flynn. Crow has spent the past four seasons as a setup man for manager Ned Yost, pitching with great effectiveness from 2011-13. In his first three years with the Royals, Crow posted a 3.19 ERA, 9.0 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and a ground-ball rate north of 50…
  • Royals Re-Sign Jason Frasor

    Steve Adams
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    The Royals announced that they have re-signed right-hander Jason Frasor to a one-year deal with a mutual option for the 2016 season. Frasor, a client of agent Dave Meier, reportedly receives a $1.25MM base in 2015 with a $2MM option that contains a $550K buyout. That makes for a $1.8MM guarantee, and the deal also calls for as much as $500K of incentives in each season. Frasor, 37, was acquired by the Royals in a mid-July swap that sent minor league righty Spencer Patton to the Rangers. The veteran Frasor was excellent for the Royals in both the regular season and the postseason, allowing…
  • East Notes: Melky, Heaney, Eovaldi, Murphy, Victorino

    Steve Adams
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Though there’s been mutual interest between Melky Cabrera and the Blue Jays for months, ESPN’s Buster Olney hears that, all things being equal, Cabrera’s preference would be to sign somewhere other than Toronto so that half of his games aren’t played on artificial turf (Twitter links). However, the turf won’t prevent Cabrera from remaining in Toronto if the club’s offer is clearly the best that he receives. Some more links pertaining to baseball’s Eastern divisions… The Marlins are willing to listen to offers on top prospect Andrew Heaney,…
  • MLB Trade Rumors Podcast: Episode 8

    Cray Allred
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:22 pm
    MLB player agent Matt Sosnick of Sosnick Cobbe Sports joins host Jeff Todd for the first of a two-part discussion (1:26). This week’s portion includes the latest on Josh Johnson as well as discussion of other Sosnick Cobbe clients such as Josh Willingham, Jay Bruce, Jon Singleton, and Ricky Nolasco. Then, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes joins the show to go in-depth on the latest moves from the Red Sox (20:18). Don’t forget to fill out our podcast survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and please leave a review! The podcast…
  • Quick Hits: Pirates, Bruce, Rule 5 Draft, Capuano

    Mark Polishuk
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:49 pm
    The Diamondbacks won the Yasmany Tomas sweepstakes, signing the Cuban outfielder to a six-year, $68.5MM contract and drawing praise from some around the baseball world, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.  One AL scout called the contract “a great deal,” since another AL scout told Piecoro that “most people thought it would cost between $80MM-$100MM” to sign Tomas.  It’s possible that the Snakes were able to get a relative bargain, however, due to concerns that other teams had about Tomas’ defense and plate discipline, not to mention career…
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  • Lavonte David practices Friday

    Mike Wilkening
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    One of the NFL’s leading tacklers was back on the practice field on Friday. Buccaneers weak-side linebacker Lavonte David was taking part in the club’s workout, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported. David had missed the previous four practices with a hamstring injury, and he was also held out of Sunday’s loss at…
  • Michael Vick is sick, and not just of watching Jets

    Darin Gantt
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Somebody ate too much turkey yesterday. Or is at least sick of being the patsy for one. OK, maybe it’s neither, but the timing is coincidental. Jets quarterback Michael Vick isn’t practicing today because of an illness, via Darryl Slater of Of course, you wonder if he’d have been able to plow through whatever…
  • Glover Quin scoffs at Bears trying to pad stats late in loss

    Darin Gantt
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    It was bad enough for the Lions to embarrass the Bears on Thanksgiving. Then they went and laughed at their division rivals for trying to pad their stats. Lions safety Glover Quin trolled the Bears for throwing late in the game when things were well in hand, accusing them of trying to make their fantasy…
  • Vontaze Burfict not taking part in Friday practice

    Mike Wilkening
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    One of the Bengals’ defensive standouts continues to be on the mend with an injury that’s ailed him for several weeks. Outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) wasn’t participating in Friday’s practice, Geoff Hobson of reported. The 24-year-old Burfict has sat out the last four games for Cincinnati, which leads the AFC North at 7-3-1.…
  • Seahawks rediscover what took them to the top in 2013

    Mike Florio
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    For every team that wins a Super Bowl, it’s difficult to go back to the valley of 0-0 and dig out again — especially when the reward is to do what the team just did. For the Seahawks, that didn’t appear it would be a problem given the manner in which they stomped the Broncos…
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    Cricket news from ESPN

  • 'I don't wish to be a hero' - Mahmudullah

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Bangladesh allrounder Mahmudullah admitted that he doesn't really like functioning as the protagonist, and that he was satisfied so long as he could keep contributing to the team
  • Domination but no elation for New Zealand

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    The gloom over Phillip Hughes' death overshadowed the Sharjah Test, with players feeling that the match was almost irrelevant
  • Fifth bowler made the difference - Chigumbura

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura said that the lack of penetration or control from their fifth bowler - comprising four bowlers - made them pay in the fourth ODI in Mirpur
  • Feisty Bangladesh make it 4-0

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Bangladesh were kept under pressure by Zimbabwe for short periods in both innings, but the hosts were always only a partnership or a wicket away from taking command, and duly went up 4-0 in the five-match series with the 21-run win in Mirpur
  • McCullum smashes fastest NZ century

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Stats highlights from day two of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah
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    Hail Mary Jane

  • Maine Re-Legal in 2016?

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    It looks like the voters of Maine will have a choice of both "IF" & "HOW" to re-legalize in 2016.   Legalize Maine, an advocacy organization for legalized recreational cannabis in the northeastern state, announced a plan to have its own referendum on the 2016 ballot, joining the Marijuana Policy Project in seeking to put the issue to a vote. The group said its goal is not to step on MPP’s toes, but feels if there are competing measures on the ballot, theirs will win, according to a report by television station WCSH in Augusta. David Boyers of the Marijuana Policy Project said…
  • Cannabis Freedom (Bike) Riders

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Seriously injured in an accident, Ken Locke was rescued by medical cannabis. Now he's riding a bike to speak the truth about medical marijuana.  Interesting story.   In November of 2001, while working cutting down trees for our paintball field, a tree top broke out of a 100 foot tall popular tree, and fell striking me in the right side of my head, making a pretty good hole. Although unconscious, I was told that when they took me up the road to the hospital, blood was pouring out of the ambulance door and onto the street. After two hours at our local hospital, the air ambulance (MAMA)…
  • MJ’s Book Look: “After Legalization” by Jon Walker

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    HMJ spends a lot of time imagining our re-legalized future.  Author Jon Walker has the same focus and has turned his attention into a book that you will find intriguing.   "After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy is a groundbreaking new book examining how legal marijuana will likely be treated in the United States two decades from now." Come along on a tour of our re-legalized culture. Mr. Walker devotes chapters to who buys after re-leg; what there is to buy and where it gets sold; prices; taxes; home growing, it's all discussed. His chapters on medical…
  • Introducing “Rate My Strain”

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Here's a good idea.   Northsight Capital, Inc. announced the launch of the first marijuana strain rating website, is a free service where anyone can discreetly search, rate, review, discuss, and learn about the medical or recreational effects of over 750 marijuana strains. The site also allows users and dispensaries to post their own new strains on the site for others to see and review. Legalized marijuana industries (medical and recreational) are so new and rapidly expanding that people are often unfamiliar and uninformed of all the effects that…
  • Canadian First Nations Community May Grow MMJ

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    No doubt about cannabis being a job creator.   The Penticton Indian Band, a First Nation community in Canada, may approve a plan to start growing medical marijuana on its lands in British Columbia. If members sign off on the plan, Penticton Indian Band would become the first aboriginal group to become federally licensed to produce cannabis, and it could serve as a model for other First Nation communities across the country. The band, which signed a letter of intent with cannabis producer Kaneh Bosm Biotechnology in September, would build a medicinal marijuana facility to grow a strain…
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  • 2014 Fantasy Football: Week 13 Sleepers

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
      Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of the Lester’s Legends under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you in Week 13. Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals Zach Mettenberger, QB, Tennessee Titans Andre Williams, RB, New York Giants Dan Herron, RB, Indianapolis Colts Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills Jared Cook, TE, St. Louis Rams Tim Wright, TE, New England Patriots Miami Dolphins Defense New York…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 13

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a look at Lester’s Legends sit and start advice as you set your lineups for the Week 13. Start Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots Tre Mason, RB, St. Louis Rams Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys Cincinnati Bengals Defense Houston Texans Defense St. Louis Rams Defense Sit Cam Newton, QB,…
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings – Week 13

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 13 fantasy football wide receiver rankings. 1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos Demaryius Thomas is averaging 108.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 131.4 yards and a touchdown in his past eight games. He faces the Kansas City Chiefs. Thomas had 62 yards and a touchdown against them in the first meeting. 2. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson is averaging 76.7 yards in his past three games. He should return to Megatron form against the Chicago Bears. The Bears…
  • 2014 NFL Picks – Week 13

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here are my Week 13 picks. Week 12 Results: 13-2 Week 12 Lock Picks: 1-1 Previous Lock to Win Picks: SF (W), NO (L), NE (W), SD (W), DET (L), TEN (W), CLE (L), DAL (L), SEA (W), DEN (W), WAS (L), KC (L) Previous Lock to Lose Picks:  OAK (W), SD (L), MINN (W), KC (L), WAS (W), DAL (L), SF (W), PITT (L), JAX (W), NYG (L), STL (L), MIA (W) Regular Season Total:  114-60-1 (.654) Regular Season Lock Picks: 13-11 (.542) Week 13 Locks Lock to Win:  St. Louis Rams Lock to Lose (can’t be same game as above):  Tennessee Titans Week 13 Picks DET over CHI PHI over DAL SEA over SF CLE over BUF INDY…
  • How to Bet on the Super Bowl — Even if You’ve Never Placed a Bet Before

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The Super Bowl is one of the most popular sporting events in the world, and it enjoys a massive amount of betting, too — both online and traditional. While almost everyone has been to a Super Bowl party, there are still plenty of people who have yet to place a wager on the biggest game in American football. If you’re new to betting on sports, but you’re looking to make the Super Bowl a little more interesting this time, you may want to consider placing a bet or two. Here is a closer look at some of the language and culture around gambling and the Super Bowl to help you can make…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz And Thanksgiving Recess Announcement!

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Everybody knows that October 13th was Thanksgiving:But did you know the holiday has an obscure counterpart down here in Canada's Taint?("Here, enjoy some smallpox.")Yep, it's true!  We've got our own Thanksgiving, commonly known as "American Thanksgiving."  The whole shitshow goes down on Thursday, November 27th this year, and that means I'M TAKING THE WEEK OFF, SUCKERS!(Suckers.)In other words, after today's post, I will not be posting again until Monday, December 1st, at which point I will resume regular updates.  So please mark your calendar:(Holy shit, the puppy's driving a…
  • Hail Fellow Hel Ment.

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    As readers of "Rolling Stone" already know (just kidding, nobody reads "Rolling Stone" anymore), details on Bono's bicycle crash in Central Park have finally emerged, and they are not pretty:While riding his bike through New York's Central Park on Sunday, the singer attempted to avoid another rider and was involved in what doctors have called a "high energy bicycle accident." Bono was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Emergency Department and underwent "multiple X-rays and CAT scans" followed by five hours of surgery. So who was this other rider?  A…
  • This Wednesday is Your Wednesday, This Wednesday is My Wednesday...

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Hall of Useless Bike Inventions is littered with crap designed by people trying to "improve" an already perfectly functional piece of cycling equipment that simply isn't for them.  All those anatomic seats, for example?  Simply the product of riders who won't accept that they belong on a recumbent:Or how about that rolling hernia truss?Same thing there: deep, deep recumbent denial.Clipless pedals are another invention that work quite well for what they are, but are not for everybody.  If you enjoy the sensation of having your shoes attached to your pedals for certain types…
  • Cycling: Who Has The Time?

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Did you know that long before people with beards made self-aggrandizing videos of their cycling exploits, people with beards made self-aggrandizing videos of their cycling exploits? The difference, however, is that people went bigger back then--and I'm not just talking about the helments:I'm also talking about the routes:Sure, it was a little easier back then since the continents were slightly closer together in 1980 due to continental drift.   Still, that's a whopping 45,000 miles:Which took them six and a half years to complete:That is one long-ass vacation.  Indeed, to put…
  • In Search of the World's Greatest City in America!

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    As "America's Most Bike-Friendly City," New York does her best to throw that cumbersome title off her back like a bucking bronco dispensing with a redneck.  To that end, her latest rodeo clown is Bono, humanitarian and vocal stylist for aging rock band U2, who has suffered a crash in Central Park:Just days after he ‘cheated death’ following an in-flight emergency over Germany, Bono has been forced to pull out of a scheduled TV appearance in New York after falling off his bike in Central Park on Sunday.The U2 frontman has since been left needing surgery for an injury to his arm…
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    Horse racing | The Guardian

  • Horse racing tips: Saturday 29 November

    Chris Cook
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    The Alan King-trained Smad Place is the selection in the Hennessy Gold Cup at NewburyNewbury12.20 Carrigmoorna Rock 12.50 The Clock Leary 1.20 Bertie Boru 1.50 Exitas 2.25 More Of That 3.00 Smad Place (nb) 3.35 Solar Impulse Continue reading...
  • Coneygree puts Plumpton exit behind him with Newbury success

    Greg Wood at Newbury
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    • Bradstock calls for vets procedures changes after win• Nicholls double leaves handler hopeful for HennessyThere were threats of legal action and enough swearing for an entire brigade of troopers at Plumpton earlier this month when the racecourse vet ordered that Coneygree should be withdrawn before the start of a novice chase due to “signs of lameness”. Sara Bradstock, the wife of Coneygree’s trainer, Mark, was responsible for the bulk of the cursing, but there were happier scenes here on Friday after the same horse picked up the £17,000 first prize in the day’s feature…
  • Talking Horses: Friday’s best bets plus our tipping competition

    Tony Paley
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:36 am
    Ruby Walsh believes Djakadam has a favourite’s chance of creating history by becoming the first five-year-old to win the Hennessy Gold Cup at NewburyTony Paley: Ruby Walsh believes his mount Djakadam has a “favourite’s chance” of creating history by completing the first victory for a five-year-old in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday. Continue reading...
  • Horse racing tips: Friday 28 November

    Tony Paley
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    The Paul Nicholls-trained Saphir Du Rheu is the selection in the Grade Two Novice Chase at NewburyNewbury12.25 Karezak 12.55 Barenger 1.30 Unique De Cotte (nb) 2.05 Saphir Du Rheu 2.40 The Paparrazi Kid 3.15 Port Melon 3.45 Simon Squirrel Continue reading...
  • Nicky Henderson reveals Sprinter Sacre and Simonsig will miss targets

    Greg Wood at Newbury
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    • Trainer rules chasers out of Tingle Creek and Peterborough• Brilliant Queen Mother winner not to be risked on soft groundSprinter Sacre, who has not seen a racecourse since being pulled up with an irregular heartbeat at Kempton Park 11 months ago, will miss his intended seasonal debut in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park on Saturday week, Nicky Henderson, the trainer of the brilliant 2013 Cheltenham Festival Champion Chase winner, said here on Thursday.Simonsig, another of Henderson’s stable stars, has been ruled out of the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon the same afternoon and…
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • James Grant Group Acquired By European Investment Firm

    Mark Burns
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this week, SportsBusiness Journal announced that U.K.-based James Grant Group was acquired by Metric Capital Partners, an international investment firm.  James Grant will retain 50 percent ownership of the agency, which represents clients across sports, entertainment, music, television and...
  • Chapman Entertainment And Sports Law Symposium

    D'Bria Bradshaw
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    What: Chapman University Fowler School of Law 2015 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium When: Friday, February 6, 2015 9am-5pm Where: Chapman University School of Law – Kennedy Hall 237AB (370 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866) Description This year’s theme is ‘Taking Care of...
  • On To The Next One: Nenê Hilario

    Mark Burns
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    The world’s seventh most valuable NBA sports agency, BDA Sports Management, recently added Washington Wizards center Nenê Hilario, to its client roster.  As reported by SportsBusiness Journal, BDA president, Bill Duffy, will represent the Brazilian native.  The 32-year-old Nenê was formerly...
  • Product Review: BakerStone Pizza Oven Box

    Darren Heitner
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    The following article is a guest contribution from Kristen L. Chiger, Esq., an attorney licensed to practice in New Jersey. Pizza is not necessarily the type of food that comes to mind when deciding what to serve at a Football Sunday cookout, but now with a new product by BakerStone called the...
  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (11/21/2014)

    Darren Heitner
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Not many Shabbat Shalom wrap-ups before the start of a new year.  Where did the time fly?  But before a new year comes a wealth of football, including some Thanksgiving Thursday match-ups next week.  I was at UNC-Chapel Hill last weekend to celebrate their homecoming.  Beautiful place, but boy was...
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    The Science of Sport

  • High performance: Complex simplicity

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

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:52 am
    What should you say when you're falsely accused of doping? In the climate of cynicism and mistrust, there's a fine line between protesting too much and defending yourself. What would people believe? Your thoughts on doping responses. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • “177” – The Sub-2 hour marathon and East Africa’s super-runners

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:37 am
    Marathon running is in a golden era, the 2-hour barrier approaching. Kenyans in particular have led the charge, raising some of the most fascinating physiological questions of the era. This presentation describes the history, physiology, and implications for the 2-hour marathon. The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
  • Tinkov’s 3 Grand Tour challenge: Physiological, or folly?

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Oleg Tinkov has dangled a 1 million Euro purse to entice cycling's big four - Contador, Nibali, Quintana and Froome - into racing all three Grand Tours. Is it physiological? Or Folly? The Science of Sport - Scientific comment and analysis of sports and sporting performance Visit our website to read the full article...
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • Thanks to Amazon for Making Handicapping Easier

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    This will be a short post, because I’ll be enjoying Thanksgiving with my family and spending the time around it on visiting and socializing. I hope your Thanksgiving includes family or friends and good times as well as good food. … Continue reading → Related posts: How To Pick More Winners At the Greyhound Track Win At The Dog Track With Two Simple Money-Making Tips Is This Winning Tactic Making You Lose Money at the Dog Track?
  • Greyhound Racing Tips – The Next Best Thing to a Sure Thing

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ll start by saying that there’s no such thing as a sure thing at the greyhound track. I don’t care how good a dog is, there’s always a better dog waiting somewhere down the line. And accidents and mistakes happen … Continue reading → Related posts: Dog Racing Tips: Best Days to Go To The Dog Track When Greyhound Racing Is Boring Greyhound Racing Tips: Don’t Blink!
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    The Surfboard

  • Carissa Moore Wins The 2014 Target Maui Pro

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    While Carrisa Moore's victory was somewhat overshadowed by Stephanie Gilmore's 6th World Title, it was another great win that she can add to her extensive resume. Her power surfing suited the conditions perfectly and her ability to position herself for some of the best waves during the event proved to be the key to her success.Despite not being in the World Title race coming into this event, winning the 2014 Target Maui Pro is a great way for Carissa to end the season. Not only will it increase her bank account balance, but it will give her some additional confidence heading into the 2015…
  • Stephanie Gilmore Claims her 6th World Title

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    If you are reading this on Thursday night, then you can be sure that Stephanie Gilmore is simultaneously having an epic dance off with Lakey Peterson and some of the other girls on the ASP World Tour. Earlier in the day, Gilmore claimed her 6th World Title after a close race between Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright and herself, which has provided a reason to crank up the music, get the drinks flowing and party late into the night. With the World Title race coming down to the final event of the season in Maui, I was happy to see that the event experienced favorable surfing conditions that…
  • East Dane & Shopbop 2014 Black Friday Sale

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    The East Dane and Shopbop Black Friday sale is officially underway this morning, despite Thanksgiving still being a few days away. This means that you can get all of your holiday shopping done early, so that you can sit back and relax on Thursday. In addition, you can go surfing on Friday morning (black friday), and enjoy a lighter crowd since many will be chasing some early morning deals at your local shopping centers. So what are you waiting for? Let's start shopping!The best part about this sale is that there are zero brand exclusions, which means the entire inventory is up for grabs.
  • 2014 Target Maui Pro | ASP Women's World Title Race

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    The women's WCT is about to get very real as they enter into their final event, the 2014 Target Maui Pro, which will get underway on November 22nd. Steph Gilmore, Tyler Wright and Sally Fitzgibbons are all in the running for the world title and its a very close race with a lot of potential scenarios and outcomes. I am hoping that Sally Fitzgibbons can finish the 2014 season with a strong result and win her first title on the WCT. Whatever the outcome might be, I think the 2014 Target Maui Pro will be an exciting event that will see a record number of attendees and online viewers due to…
  • Bethany Hamilton Surfs Like A Girl | A Film by Aaron Lieber

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    After a very successful film documenting the life of Lakey Peterson, Aaron Lieber is once again making another feature film starring Bethany Hamilton. Many know of Bethany as a victim of a terrible shark attack more than 10 years ago, but don't realize that she is still one of the top professional surfer in the world. Not to mention she competed in the most recent season of The Amazing Race and got married last year as well. She is an inspiring individual both in and out of the water; someone who many look up to.Aaron Lieber's kickstarter campaign for this film has been extremely successful…
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  • Liverpool vs Stoke City 11/29/2014 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction

    28 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Liverpool return home from their Champions League exploits to face Stoke City in Anfield. The Reds are in the midst of an abysmal run of form losing four of the last five and devoid of ideas, Brendan Rodgers side have been really poor of late. With Mario Balotelli now injured Brendan rodgers has been forced to turn to summer signing Rickie Lambert to play the lead striker role on his own with Raheem Sterling in behind. Liverpool are better than their results indicate but no where near as good as the Liverpool sign that competed for the title last season. The loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona…
  • West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal 11/29/2014 Premier League Preview,Odds and Prediction

    28 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Early kickoff in the Premier League on Saturday will see Arsenal travel to West Brom to take on the Baggies at the Hawthorns. Can Arsenal build on their terrific midweek win over Borussia Dortmund and get their Premier League campaign back on track? With a mini injury crisis Arsene Wenger will be looking to the fit again Olivier Giroud to lead the line as Danny Wellbeck is struggling with injury. Cazorla, Ramsay and Giroud alongside goalscoring heros' Sanchez and Sanogo will be the key men offensively on Saturday in a game that Arsenal simply must win if they want to maintain their push for a…
  • Washington Huskies vs. Long Beach State 49ers - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    The Washington Huskies put their unbeaten record on the line versus the Long Beach State 49ers in the Wooden Legacy. Long Beach State is looking to make themselves a factor in the Big West despite some significant departures. The 49ers showed plenty of promise in a 73-55 victory versus a decent Western Michigan squad in their Wooden Legacy opener. A 42-25 second half run broke open a close contest in a sloppy game that saw both teams combine for 41 turnovers. The major difference was LBSU hit at 47% from the floor with the Broncos held to 30.5% and 3-24 effort on threes which was decisive.
  • UAB vs. UCLA - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    The UCLA Bruins and UAB Blazers play Friday night at the Imperial Arena. The UCLA Bruins will try to avoid losing three straight games and putting themselves in a hole. On the season, UCLA is averaging 83.7 points on 46 percent shooting and is allowing 73.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Bryce Alford leads UCLA with 18.2 points and 7.3 assists while Norman Powell is averaging 18 points and five rebounds. Kevon Looney is shooting 47.5 percent from the field and Tony Parker has grabbed 14 rebounds in his last two games. The UCLA Bruins offense hasn’t been clicking in this tournament,…
  • Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma - 11/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Oklahoma Sooners and Wisconsin Badgers play Friday afternoon at the Imperial Arena. The Oklahoma Sooners have won three straight and are now looking for that statement win. On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 73 points on 40.3 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 33.6 percent shooting. Buddy Hield leads Oklahoma with 18.2 points and 6.2 rebounds while Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds. Ryan Spangler is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and Jordan Woodard is producing 4.4 assists. The Oklahoma Sooners are mainly an offensive team like last season, relying heavily on…
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  • Finding Sports at The MGM Grand

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

    Jennifer Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Is America’s pastime becoming a thing of the past? Baseball is currently the nation’s second-favorite sport, trailing only football. Despite this ranking, most baseball economists are reporting that baseball game attendance and popularity is on a steady decline. Unless Major League Baseball (MLB) does something to gain the attention of modern viewers, it’s not going to fair well (popularity-wise) in the years to come. A report released May 29th, 2013, shows that MLB game attendance had declined 2.9 percent. Some teams saw more declines in attendance than others. For instance, the…
  • Top Career Crushing Sports Injuries and What We Can Do to Stop Them

    Ryan Griffiths
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Injuries are part of playing sports, but sometimes we wonder if sports injuries have to be so devastating. Players bank on their health for a paycheck and, at the same time, they have to entertain demanding fans. If they don’t perform, they won’t be around for long. Some think that some sports, like football, need an overhaul because of the severity of injuries when they do occur. Should national leagues be paying more attention to these injuries? And, what can be done, if anything, to minimize or eliminate them? Here are just a few examples of devastating sports injuries and what could…
  • Lacrosse Is The Fastest Growing Sport In America?

    Jennifer Smith
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    While almost every American is aware of the popularity of the NFL, NCAA, NBA, MLB and NHL; most would be stumped if asked which is the fastest growing team sport. If someone were to hazard a guess, they would most likely be wrong, because the fastest growing sport is none of these. It’s lacrosse. Fastest Growing Sport According to an annual report by US Lacrosse,“A record total of 746,859 players competed on organized lacrosse teams in 2013. The growth rate from last year (722,205) was 3.4 percent and youth participation topped 400,000 for the first time ever.” Two Reasons for The…
  • Making Money Online Selling Sports Merchandise And Gear

    Jennifer Smith
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you have a line of sports merchandise or gear that you’d like to promote and sell to athletes and fans alike, then you may just want to build an eCommerce business. It’s much cheaper to start than opening up a store because of low overheads, and it’s easier to manage because of software automation. Additionally, making money online may be as profitable or more profitable than a small store because of the Internet’s national and global reach. Making Money Online vs. Brick & Mortar Starting Costs Buying an eCommerce store is far more sensible than buying a…
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  • Basketball Preview: James Madison at No. 16 Ohio State

    Tim Shoemaker
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    During its last time out on the floor, Ohio State didn't play its best game of the year. The Buckeyes still won by 27 points. That's just the way it goes sometimes when you completely overmatch your opponent in every aspect of the game. WHO WHERE WHEN TV James Madison (4-1) Schottenstein Center 4 p.m. BTN "I didn’t think we had a lot of energy, a lot of juice," Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said following the 91-64 win over Campbell. "That was probably what I was more disappointed with — we didn’t have the attack the way I wanted to." On Tuesday, Ohio State won't have that…
  • Non-Ohioan College Football Playoff Selection Committee Members Named Honorary Ohioans

    DJ Byrnes
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a resolution today naming Saturday, November 29th, 2014, as Ohio's second annual "Scarlet Letter Saturday," in which Ohioans are advised to "avoid using the letter M whenever possible." Also notable, the resolution declares Barry Alvarez, Pat Haden, Tom Jernstedt, Tom Osborne, Dan Radakovich, Condoleeza Rice, Mike Tranghese, Steve Wieberg, Tyrone Willingham, and Archie Mannining (get well soon, Archie) as honorary Ohioans. If those names seem random, they're not; all of them belong to the Playoff Selection Committee. Noticeably absent from the list are…
  • Eleven Warriors Roundtable, Week Fourteen: The Game

    Jeff Beck
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Well here we are folks. We've burned through all of the regular season, and the only thing standing in the way of your Buckeyes eleventh win is that Team Up North. This is likely Brady Hoke's last jaunt to Columbus on The University of Michigan's dime so you know his boys will be fired up to knock off the Scarlet and Gray in their own house. To give you everything you need to know I've got Jeremy, Michael and Mike. Take it away fellas, oh...and BEAT MICHIGAN. The OSU rush defense gave up 145 yards to Minnesota's David Cobb and 228 yards to Indiana's Tevin Coleman. Is this the team's…
  • Preview: No. 6 Ohio State vs. Michigan

    Patrick Maks
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    For the last week, Ohio State’s players and coaches have referred to their annual and upcoming clash with Michigan as war. It always is, they say. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES 5–6, 3–4 BIG TENROSTER | SCHEDULE NOON – SATURDAY, NOV. 29OHIO STADIUM COLUMBUS, OHIO ABC   To illustrate and drive home the point, head coach Urban Meyer booms LL Cool J’s “It’s Time For War” on an infinite loop in the Woody Hayes Center though, by his own admission, Meyer has no idea who LL Cool J is. “I just know the song's name … it's not on my iPod or iPad or something,” he said. But it sets an…
  • Friday Skull Session

    DJ Byrnes
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Tragic news yesterday as the family of former Ohio State wrestler/current walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge reported him missing since 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. It's believed Karageorge was last seen wearing these clothes:  If you see Kosta or know anything about his disappearance, call the Columbus Police Department at 614-645-4545. THE GAME'S LOST LUSTER. Fire up the Internet Rage Machine, Buckeye fans, because a Michigander has slandered the prestige of The Game! From Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News: Can we be honest, just for a second? You don’t want this. Ohio (State)…
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  • Black Friday.....

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Well, for some it's black Friday...But for me, fuck that... I think this week, for Rosie and I...It feels like a Blue Friday...   Now this may get uncomfortable for some people, but that's too bad...It would be easy to bang out a 'What I'm thankful for' blog, or talk turkey and football...But why would I want that... Much of my life, I've been called a "Liberal" and it hasn't bothered me...Not all my views are truly "Liberal" but I've been called much worse...And the fact of the matter is, in this day and age, Lincoln and Eisenhower would be considered "Liberal"  and I would consider them…
  • Sports Friday with Hal: Turkey Day Edition

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The traditional NFL Thanksgiving Day games have come and gone and as usual the early games combined with tryptophan from the turkey consumption, alcohol (for some), or maybe a family member’s boring stories and left America snoring on the couch once again. It was a pair of blowouts as Detroit spanked the Bears 34-17 while dinner was on the table, and as the eyelids grew heavy in the afternoon the Philadelphia Eagles stomped the Dallas Cowboys 33-10 in the one-sided battle for first place in the NFC East. With the Lions winning, the Packers have extra motivation for Sunday when they face New…
  • NFL Thanksgiving Picks

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Games in the NFL have been played on Thanksgiving day since 1920, the Lions are a Turkey Day staple having played every Turkey Day since 1945. The Cowboys have been hosting games since 1966 and have grown to be as much as a Thanksgiving tradition as well. From Barry Sanders running wild on the Bears in 1997 to unheralded Clint Longley coming off the bench to throw a pair of bombs in 1974 to upend Washington the Thanksgiving Day games have a long list of great games and gridiron heroes, These games are part of Americana. Enjoy the games with family, friends and lots of turkey, being cognizant…
  • Talking Sports

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    The Day The Red Sox Stole Thanksgiving It was quiet on Yawkey Way after a less than stellar 2014. The Red Sox swore they wouldn’t sign old guys to long term contracts. The visions of too much cash on hand and not enough bang for the buck was the thought. They tried to develop the young which made it fun.  As the three grinches conjured up a plan their hearts shrank at the  TV ratings and being in last I may effect the gate although all the tickets were sold just ask them.. Their thinking was too get pitching that they hand and gave away. One starter as fragile as he won’t cut it.Our…
  • OH Thursday

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Thanksgiving issue: Happy Thanksgiving Gabbers, enjoy the Turkey your eating today because rumor has it that the Prezidante is about to execute an executive order granting amnesty to all Gobblers from this day forward. These Turkeys have been disenfranchised for centuries and we are going to do what we otta to make life fair for these our feathered brothers…we will get them signed up and get them an education. Also we will see to it they get signed up to a bronze healthcare plan and get a drivers license and get registered to vote. You never know, someday we may have a turkey in the Oval…
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    Peak Performance: The Blog

  • LeBron James and the Flow State

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

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

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

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Racism is alive and well (and disgusting).  Yes, we all should be able to see that.  That isn't news. Is Bruce Levenson a racist?  Is there a lesson there? The better lesson may be that Bruce Levenson let fear (albeit racially-based) and ignorance drive his business decisions. He and the NBA lost millions of dollars in Atlanta and drove a potentially valuable brand, the Atlanta Hawks, into the ground. It appears he is most guilty of being an ignorant, horrible business man. How did he do that? Very simply, he failed in some extremely basic ways.  He forgot some…
  • 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…
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  • Top 10 NBA Plays: November 19th

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Top 10 NBA Plays: November 19th Count down the very best plays from Wednesday night in the NBA. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and... From: NBA Views: 269159 2275 ratings Time: 02:53 More in Sports
  • Top 10 NBA Plays: November 15th

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Top 10 NBA Plays: November 15th Count down the top ten plays from Saturday night. About the NBA: The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The l... From: NBA Views: 327155 3325 ratings Time: 03:26 More in Sports

    El Pulso De La República
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
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  • How To Win At Arm Wrestling

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    How To Win At Arm Wrestling There's more to it than just strength. Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: MUSIC Lockdown Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music I... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 667418 18604 ratings Time: 02:06 More in People & Blogs

    El Pulso De La República
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    ¡SE ESTÁ MURIENDO EL SECTOR SALUD! - EL PULSO DE LA REPÚBLICA BAJA LA APP DE EL PULSO PARA iOS AQUÍ: TODOS LOS LUNES Y JUEVES NUEVO PULSO A LAS 11 AM SUSCRIBETE AQUí http... From: El Pulso De La República Views: 454312 17933 ratings Time: 12:09 More in News & Politics
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  • Insurance

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Discover Bank also announced that it would be launching a student loan repayment assistance program in early 2015, but the details of the program haven’t been released. Private Loans Have Been payday loans A Struggle For Many Borrowers The truth is, many borrowers have gotten themselves into financial trouble with private student loans. Federal student loans place limits on the amount students can borrow – theoretically for their own protection. However, when these insurance loans are exhausted, some students turn to private loans to fill the gap. Private loans typically have…
  • Insurance

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:13 am
    Some experts say “yes.” Zane Benefits, for example, has been promoting a plan it says allows companies to reimburse employees who buy individual insurance with pre-tax dollars. And it’s been getting away with it. That’s partly because most states practice a “don’t ask; don’t tell policy.” If an insurance agent doesn’t ask where the premium dollars come from and the buyer doesn’t disclose the source, the agent is off the hook. (In Texas, by contrast, agents have an affirmatively obligation to determine where the money comes from.) The…
  • Insurance

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The plans follow those the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has already drawn up for senior bankers, although they are less demanding in some respects. “Policyholders are best served by insurance companies with senior managers who can be held to account and who are individually responsible for the decisions they read more make,” PRA chief Move here executive and BoE Deputy Their website Governor Andrew Bailey said. Regulators have come under fire from lawmakers for bringing so few bankers to book after lenders had to be bailed out by taxpayers in the 2007-09…
  • Auto Parts Online Blog, Updating Information On Autos

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    So what’s new in the automobile world? There are many resources for the latest and breaking news and information with regards to the automobile world. After all, there is a huge number of people who have been converted to click here automobile aficionados and fanatics. Some of them could not help but want to share the information with the rest of the globe. Try searching the World Wide Web and you would be able to encounter many websites and blogs that lean towards click payday loans here automobile news and other information regarding anything and everything concerning cars, vehicles,…
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  • Rev3 / Challenge Triathlon Discount Code

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Use code JBTRI15 get 10% off Challenge Family Americas Knoxville, Quassy, Williamsburg, Maine, Cedar Point & Rev3 Rush. Pocono be opening reg. soon! Code does not apply to early bird pricing, but if you sign up and use the discount code during early bird, they will get a free Challenge Mason Jar (aka pint glass) with their entry – to be claimed on race weekend. Code is only valid for former Rev3 events, including Maine, Quassy and Poconos. Not valid for Challenge Atlantic City, Rancho Cordova, New Albany, Penticton, or St. Andrews. Code is case and space sensitive.
  • Setting Triathlon Goals – Racing Happy

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

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

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

    21 Nov 2013 | 6:02 pm
    My relationship with the triathlon world has been all over the place this year. When I was at my worst, I completely disconnected myself. I stopped reading triathlon blogs, avoided Twitter all together and stopped thinking about anything fitness related. The last thing I wanted to see was someone complaining about missing their marathon goal when I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to run a single step without crippling back pain. As my back healed, I eventually came out of hiding and quit being so grumpy, irritable and was actually open to hearing about and celebrating my friend’s…
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  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 (Russell Scibetti)
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Tweet It’s that time of year! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, followed immediately (or in many cases simultaneously) by the biggest shopping weekend of the year. So, I’m using Pinterest again to aggregate all the various promotions that teams, leagues and other sports companies are using this year. This board will keep growing as more offers are released, so keep an eye on it, and you can also click here to look back at last year’s campaigns. Happy Shopping Thanksgiving Everyone! Follow Russell Scibetti’s board 2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday on Pinterest.
  • Interactive YouTube Content (Russell Scibetti)
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Tweet A couple of weeks ago, Jason Belzer sent me a link to a marketing video that Honda put out on YouTube called “The Other Side.” Click on the image below to watch to the video, and make sure to hit the “R” key while watching to get the full impact. When I saw this, I immediately thought this would be a great way for sports organizations to create content. Here are a few ideas that come to mind: Comparing the home vs. live experience: Teams want to convey how much more exciting the live experience is, so they could make a video that takes viewers back and forth…
  • Why Mediation (Russell Scibetti)
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Tweet Today’s post is courtesy of guest blogger Mark Grabowski and is an excerpt from his recently published article in Harvard’s Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law entitled “Both Sides Win: Why Mediation Would Improve Pro Sports.” The article argues that mediation should be utilized by American pro sports leagues to resolve conflicts, particularly contract disputes. Citing examples and experts, the paper argues that it would improve player-management relationships, player morale and public opinion. You can click here to download the entire article in PDF…
  • Infographic Friday: Fantasy Football (Russell Scibetti)
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. This one comes to us from Data Informed and provides some interesting stats on the fantasy football industry, including the size of the marketing, demographics of the participants and volume of data consumption.
  • Hashtag Tuesday: #ISS2014 (Russell Scibetti)
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Hashtag Tuesday which features insights from sports business professionals on a variety of topics, all collected via specific hashtags. This week, I collected some of the best tweets from the 9th Annual Ivy Sports Symposium that were shared via the #ISS2014 hashtag. The content covers a wide range of sports business topics, from culture and entrepreneurship to media and engagement. Enjoy! View the story “#ISS2014″ on Storify
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  • Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 11-28-2014

    Tony Tellez
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    The Sacramento Kings are on the road to face the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA pro basketball game on tap for Friday November 28th. KINGS VS SPURS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Start time from San Antonio is slated for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The NBA odds from this contest have the home side San Antonio Spurs the -8 point favorite with a total set at 194 points. The Kings fall to 9-6 with the 102-89 road defeat on Wednesday to the Houston Rockets as a +4 ½ point wagering underdog. The…
  • LA Clippers vs. Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 11-28-2014

    Tony Tellez
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    The LA Clippers continue their long road trip as they battle the Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game set on Friday November 28th. CLIPPERS VS ROCKETS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Game time from Houston is slated for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV. The odds from this NBA game have the road side LA Clippers the -3 ½ point favorite with a total set at 198 points. The LA Clippers are 9-5 on the season with the 104-98 road victory on Tuesday to the Detroit Pistons as a -8 ½ point favorite. The game total…
  • Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 11-28-2014

    Tony Tellez
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Chicago Bulls are on the road to meet the Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game set for Friday November 28th. BULLS VS CELTICS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Tip off time from Boston is slated for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The point spread odds from this contest has the road side Chicago Bulls the -3 point favorite with a total set at 204 ½ points. Chicago is 9-6 with the 114-109 road defeat on Tuesday to the Denver Nuggets at a +4 ½ point wagering underdog. The total went over…
  • Georgetown Hoyas vs. Wisconsin Badgers Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 11-27-2014

    Tony Tellez
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    The Georgetown Hoyas will face the Wisconsin Badgers in an NCAA college basketball game set to go on Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 27th. GEORGETOWN VS WISCONSIN FREE NCAA BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Dial 1-888-711-4311 to receive this free pick by phone immediately. Outside of the US and Canada to receive this free pick by phone with no charge Click Here. Tip off time from a neutral court at the Atlantic Resort in Nassau is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN. The betting odds from this game has the…
  • Arizona St Sun Devils vs. Arizona Wildcats Pick Prediction NCAA College Football Point Spread Over Under Money Line Betting Odds Preview 11-28-2014

    Tony Tellez
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:08 pm
    The Arizona St Sun Devils will hit the highway to face their PAC 12 conference rival the Arizona Wildcats in an NCAA college football game set to go on Friday November 28th. ARIZONA ST VS ARIZONA FREE NCAA FOOTBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Dial 1-888-711-4311 to receive this free pick by phone immediately. Outside of the US and Canada to receive this free pick by phone with no charge Click Here. Start time from Arizona is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX. The betting odds from this rivalry game has the home side…
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    james mirtle

  • On blocking, muting and life on Twitter as a sportswriter

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

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

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

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

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

  • Injured Australian cricketer Phil Hughes was using an older model helmet, say equipment manufacturers

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

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. “I am targeting the World Cup. It would be great to be a part of the team in Australia and New Zealand. For a player, World Cup is a big tournament and I am keeping my hopes alive,” Harbhajan, who was part of India’s World Cup-winning team in the 2011 tournament, told PTI. “Everyday I wake up, I stay positive and think…
  • We lifted the Cup at the same venue 22 years ago

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    Pakistan’s former fast bowler Wasim Akram hopes that World Cup final on March 29, 2015 will become memorable for every Pakistani as they lifted the same cup 22 years back on the same venue. According to ICC-Cricket, Wasim Akram said, “I am anxiously waiting for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to start, and, throughout the event, I will be itching to go out and bowl myself. It will be tough for me not to go into flashback mode and remember my magical deliveries at the MCG, which I consider as some of my very best”. “It is time though for this generation of cricketers to prove themselves…
  • Setback for Danish Kaneria as ICC refuses to review his life ban

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria has lost another bid to get his life ban reviewed with the International Cricket Council (ICC) refusing to take up his case. Kaneria told PTI that he had sent a letter to the ICC with his case documents requesting them to review the life ban imposed on him after looking into the conduct of the Pakistan and English cricket boards in the whole issue.”I had asked the ICC to first see whether the Pakistan and England boards had acted with integrity for the integrity of the game and to review my case,” he said. “Unfortunately the ICC…
  • Future of CSK, Rajasthan Royals uncertain as Supreme Court talks of possible suspension

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:38 am
    NEW DELHI: A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the fate of IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals as the Supreme Court on Monday asked whether Gurunath Meiyappan’s indictment by the Justice Mudgal Committee, which found him to be a CSK official, would not lead to suspension of the team. If the court finally arrives at the same conclusion and rules in favour of CSK’s suspension, given its official’s involvement in betting in breach of IPL operational rule 4.4.2, then a similar fate could await Rajasthan Royals, whose owner Raj Kundra too has been indicted by the…
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    The Big Tip

  • Get Personal Trainers To Maintain Good Health And Wellness

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

    Emily Brown
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    When a sportsman or woman is suffering from an ailment or experiencing physical body injury, he or she has the option of either seeking medical treatments or to try and treat the condition on their own. Often treating the injury by oneself is meant to serve only as a first aid measure before getting specialized attention. The mistake that a number of patients do is that they do not consider getting any further medical attention until when it is almost too late. For them once they carry out the first aid treatments and the pain is gone, they assume that all is well. However after some time the…
  • Factors to consider When buying Training Wear

    Emily Brown
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:46 pm
    At one time or another an individual may want to buy training wear. It is important to have sufficient knowledge to enable them to get the right thing at the right cost. There are therefore factors that one has to consider before buying the training wear. These factors include the following: Check out Kick Shields for sale for other available products in store for you.  The cost the wear- one should be in a position to determine the most appropriate price of the wear they are intending to buy. One should for instance have sufficient knowledge of how much a Thai pad for training costs.
  • Things to Know Before Starting Horse Riding Lessons

    Emily Brown
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Many people are intrigued by horses, their power, muscle strength and the general austerity that the animal exudes. However, many remain clueless about this special animal. Over the centuries, they have been used for riding in sports, races and work, while in more affluent countries they are basically used for leisure. A horse can gallop at a speed of up to 50km/hr, while using very little energy, a quality that made them to serve in war in ancient times. There are different types of horses, all divided according to weight, breed and use. For home uses, Light weight horses that have small…
  • Boot Camps Are Not Radicalization Camps

    Emily Brown
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:52 pm
    In many countries, the governments have come up with various measures to curb and restrict radicalization amongst their youths. Many young people are currently getting radicalized as a result of lack of jobs amongst other social ills that are afflicting them. There is need to ensure that such radicalization is curtailed and contained as this is the only way though which economic progress can be achieved. Many governments are coming up with various strategies in order to ensure that each and every youth have access to a source of income that can sustain them and their families. There has been…
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    Lacrosse Playground

  • Warrior Sports, Inc. Statement In Response To NOCSAE Press Release

    Lacrosse Playground
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Please see below for a statement from Warrior Sports, Inc. in response to the recent NOCSAE press release. Please note that this statement is from Warrior Sports, Inc. and should not be attributed to any individual representative of the company. “Warrior Sports, Inc. has received notification from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) that the Warrior Regulator lacrosse helmet no longer complies with the applicable NOCSAE standards. We disagree with and are disappointed in NOCSAE’s decision. Warrior has always been committed to the highest safety…
  • HEADstrong’s Fall Five Combine To Raise $200,000 To Support The Cause

    Lacrosse Playground
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Holmes, PA – This fall, 55 programs including 38 collegiate men’s and women’s lacrosse teams united on the playing field to make a powerful statement in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™). Through 5 special events including the 6th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic in Hempstead NY, 8th Annual Men’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic in Folsom, PA, 2nd Annual University City Classic in Philadelphia, PA, 2nd Annual Face-Off To Fight Blood Cancer in Hopkins, MN and the 1st Annual in HEADstrong Texas Players Clinic in Dallas, TX over $200,000 was raised to support the…
  • Applications Available for 2016 U.S. Men’s U19 Head Coach

    Lacrosse Playground
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    US Lacrosse has announced an opening for the Head Coach of the 2016 U.S. Men’s National Under-19 Team. The coach will lead Team USA in pursuit of a record eighth world championship gold medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) U19 Men’s World Championship, July 7-16, 2016, in Coquitlam, British Columbia. The Head Coach is primarily responsible for the training, selection, coaching and leadership of the U.S. men’s U19 team in preparation for the World Championship. The coaches shall work with the US Lacrosse staff and National Team Committee to determine a schedule of…
  • Epoch Introduces Limited Edition 382c Hawk

    Lacrosse Playground
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Minneapolis, MN — November 25, 2014 — Epoch Lacrosse today introduced its Limited Edition 382c Hawk to commemorate the launch of its first head. Why 382? The official Pantone and brand color of Epoch Lacrosse is 382C. Only 382 of The Hawk limited edition will be made available and go on sale the week of Thanksgiving at authorized Epoch retail stores priced at $100. The Hawk 382c’s packaging is almost as unique as the head itself. It comes displayed in an ultra-premium foam lined box featuring a custom engraved/hand painted commemorative ball, an Epoch green butt end, a black powder…
  • Cascade R and Warrior Regulator Lacrosse Helmets are Non-Compliant with NOCSAE Standards

    Lacrosse Playground
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    BALTIMORE, Nov. 24, 2014 — US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace — the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator — do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.  NOCSAE’s public statement, available in its entirety at, says that the organization made its determination following an independent investigation and evaluation of the two helmets, including a…
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    Raw Signal: Most Popular Football News

  • NFL Power Rankings, Week 13: The Demoralizing

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    The wind out of their sails, the power rankings won't be doing the Rams many favors this week... Sigh. Ok, let's do this. As always, if there's a power ranking you think merits inclusion, let me know and I'll start putting it in. Average ranking (# of rankings) 21.13 (8) Average change from last week -0.63 Highest ranking (source) 19th (multiple sources) Lowest ranking (source) 24th (Prisco) Biggest positive change (source) 0 (multiple sources) Biggest negative change (source
  • Raiders vs. Rams preview

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    When: 1 p.m. ET Where: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis TV: CBS The Oakland Raiders got their first win of the season last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, a team the St. Louis Rams lost to 34-7 earlier this season. Of course, the Rams also own wins this season against the likes of the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Perhaps no victories in the league combine to show the fickle nature of the NFL from week to week than the four mentioned there.
  • 'Who Needs Reality?': Excellent Fantasy Football Starts for Week 13

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Week 13 in the NFL season is a little bittersweet. On one hand it's fantastic. The weather is getting colder, postseason football is right around the corner and Thanksgiving, otherwise known as the greatest holiday of the year, is upon us. We have three excellent games to watch this Thursday as we enjoy the luxuries and blessings that are family, friends and food.  On the other hand, Week 13 is quite melancholy. Regular season football is almost over and many of us have fantasy football squads t
  • 5 Bold Predictions for the San Francisco 49ers' Week 13 Matchup

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    It’s probably not hyperbole to say that this Thursday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks is the biggest remaining game on the San Francisco 49ers’ schedule.  A Week 17 game against Arizona might rate up there, but there’s every chance that the Cardinals could be clinched then and resting their starters. The 49ers know that splitting the season series with Seattle is likely enough to give them a playoff spot. They also know how difficult it is to beat the Seahawks in Seattle—they’ve only managed
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans: Complete Week 13 Preview for Houston

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    A division-rivalry game like this should be exciting and carry some significance, but sadly, neither of these teams will be playing still when the calendar rolls over to January. At 2-9 the Titans will be officially eliminated from playoff contention with one more loss or another win by the glut of AFC teams with seven wins on the season, while the Texans are technically still alive, but rigor mortis isn't far away. has the Texans' odds of making the playoffs at 11.8 percent. Th
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    The Source

  • Barack Obama’s Daughters Swerve On Turkey Pardon Ceremony

    The Source
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    At the end of the day, the Obama girls are just over it On Wednesday, Barack Obama wished the country an early Happy Thanksgiving during the annual Turkey Pardon ceremony, which featured him pardoning two turkeys, aptly named “Mac” and “Cheese,” from being feasted upon the following day. He brought along his two teenag daughters, Sasha and Malia, for the short ceremony, and they were clearly not there for it. As soon as the above video starts, when the POTUS wishes everyone a “Happy early Thanksgiving” on behalf of his daughters, Malia folds her arms in one…
  • Knicks Player J.R. Smith Says Black Friday Is Linked To Slavery

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The controversial New York Knicks guard, known for his antics both on and off the court, made waves when he posted on his Instagram page that the shopping holiday was rooted in slavery Many Americans have called for a boycott of the post-Thanksgiving retail sales, which kicks off the official start of the holiday gift-buying season, to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. According to New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith’s Instagram page, Black Friday is historically linked to slavery. On Tuesday evening,…
  • Stream/Download A$AP Ferg’s “Ferg Forever” Mixtape

    The Source
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Fergenstein is prepping his fans for 2015 Off the strength off being an integral part of A$AP Rocky‘s solo campaign and A$AP Mob‘s only group project, Lords Never Worry, A$AP Ferg was able to drop his debut album, Trap Lord, last year despite never releasing a solo mixtape. Ferg is looking to build off that success in 2015 with his sophomore effort, and in anticipation of that, he’s dropped off his DJ Drama-hosted Ferg Forever mixtape, featuring guest appearances and production from Big Sean, YG, Twista, SZA, Mike Will Made It, Big K.R.I.T., Childish Major, and more. Stream…
  • Listen To Frank Ocean’s “Memrise”

    The Source
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Back by popular demand Frank Ocean, one of the most enigmatic mainstream R&B artists the business has to offer, hasn’t released an official record in over 2 years. His debut album, channel ORANGE, transitioned him seamlessly from the quirky guy that sang on Tyler The Creator‘s debut album and Watch The Throne in the same year to the full-blown star that beat out Chris Brown and Miguel at the Grammy Awards. Since then, he’s been heard from in sparse intervals, and he’s made only 4 guest appearances–Jay Z‘s “Oceans,” Kanye West‘s…
  • Listen To Audible Doctor’s Can’t Keep The People Waiting EP

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Former manager of The Fat Beats New York location, Audible Doctor delivers a new self produced EP. As a man of the people, he couldn’t keep his fans waiting any longer for a full project. It has some tough talking rappers as features, including Guilty Simpson, Bumpy Knuckles, and Consequence. His knowledge from studying Hip-Hop over the years is apparent in the various flows and song structure. You can purchase Can’t Keep The People Waiting on iTunes or Bandcamp.   Bryan Hahn digs patience but he digs new music more. He’s on Twitter (@notupstate).
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    Fenway West

  • Finding a Stopper

    Michael Passanisi
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Now that the Red Sox have come out guns-blazing in the free-agent market, their pitching situation has changed. No longer must they pin their hopes on youngsters and worry about giving up too much in trades. With Hanley Ramirez in left field (probably) and Pablo Sandoval at third, they should have an offensive revival. Whether or not they keep Yoenis Cespedes, the outfield looks stronger, especially if Shane Victorino returns to his 2013 form. Now the team must concentrate on getting one and maybe two hurlers to lead the staff. A return of Jon Lester is still a long-shot, and James Shields or…
  • Red Sox Land Sandovol Too

    Matt O'Donnell
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    After making some big noise with the signing of Hanley Ramirez, the Red Sox are signing another big free agent.  Pablo Sandovol is joining the Red Sox for 5 years and close to $100 million.   We will have to wait and see what this means for Will Middlebrooks but it is likely he will be involved in a trade before the season starts.
  • Hanley is coming back to Boston

    Matt O'Donnell
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    After years of wishing for a deal to bring back the former Red Sox, fans are getting what they wanted; Hanley Ramirez is set to rejoin the team.  The deal is said to be for 5 years and $90 million.  The team is also looking to land Lester and Sandovol with the deep pockets they have this offseason.
  • Red Sox Look to Be in the Lead for Sandovol

    Matt O'Donnell
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
      You may soon have an email from Yawkey Way Store in your inbox offering you a new Red Sox Panda hat.  Boston seems to be in the lead to land  free agent third baseman, Pablo Sandovol.  The Sox offer is reported to be $95 million for 5 years.  The Padres and Giants are also still in the mix.
  • Don’t Blame the Kids

    Michael Passanisi
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Under the headline “Did the Red Sox lack fire needed to compete?”, Nick Cafardo in his Sunday Baseball column singles out Xander Bogearts and Jackie Bradley Jr. “The lows they experienced didn’t bring any negative emotion,” according to an unnamed player no longer with the team. According to Cafardo, the player stated that the youngsters should have taken their lead from Dustin Pedroia, who “was said to be distraught over the team’s poor play.” The player is a bit off base. Prospects like Bogearts and Bradley should not have to break bats and…
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    Next Impulse Sports

  • Here’s The Debut Trailer For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’

    Pete Blackburn
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Everybody was treated to a nice Black Friday surprise this morning when the debut trailer for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hit the Internet. From the initial 90 seconds we’re treated to, it looks pretty damn badass. Check it out above. Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters next December. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Leonard Fournette Initiates Severe Truck Stick on A&M Defender

    Andrew Doughty
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette arrived in Baton Rouge this year as the unquestionable No. 1 running back in the 2014 high school class and there was no introduction necessary. The 6’1″, 230-pound young man was immediately considered one of the most physically gifted ball-carriers in the country before even taking a collegiate snap. Although Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • JJ Watt Has Your Definitive #BackyardTurkeyBowlRules

    Ryan Wong
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Playing football with friends and family on Thanksgiving is a time honored tradition almost as revered as the turkey itself. With that in mind, Houston Texans defensive star and all-around awesome dude JJ Watt has helpfully outlined the universally true rules and penalties for all Backyard Turkey Bowls on Twitter. So, follow these rules or Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • So, Calvin Johnson Had A Ridiculous First Half Against The Chicago Bears

    Ryan Wong
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    It didn’t take long for Calvin Johnson to find his footing in the Thanksgiving match against the Chicago Bears. While Johnson entered the game with numbers that one isn’t accustomed to seeing out of Megatron (in eight games played, Johnson had 578 receiving yards and only three touchdowns), he left his fingerprints all over the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Jared Allen Strips Matthew Stafford In A Throwback Thursday-esque Moment

    Ryan Wong
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Jared Allen has had a relatively quiet season as a member of the Chicago Bears but he made his presence known early against the Detroit Lions. Going into Thursday’s game, Allen had only recorded 2.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble. It didn’t take him long to make up for lost time. With Matthew Stafford pinned Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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    Total Packers

  • A.J. Hawk Isn’t Hurt, Just Slow and Dumb

    Monty McMahon
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Green Bay Packers have something awesome in inside linebacker A.J. Hawk. Today we learned that Hawk not only sucks, but would play through injury to keep sucking. The post A.J. Hawk Isn’t Hurt, Just Slow and Dumb appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Be Thankful for the Ultimate Jay Cutler Video

    Monty McMahon
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    It's Thanksgiving and as Green Bay Packers fans, we're thankful for many things. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is high on that list. Here's the ultimate Cutler video. The post Be Thankful for the Ultimate Jay Cutler Video appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Olivia Munn is Trying to Move In

    Monty McMahon
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    You should all be super pleased. At least those of you who live in Green Bay. Olivia Munn is trying to move in with Aaron Rodgers. Lucky Aaron! The post Olivia Munn is Trying to Move In appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Perry, Bush and Lang Are Your Non-Participants

    Monty McMahon
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Nick Perry, Jarrett Bush and T.J. Lang were non-participants for the Green Bay Packers in practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, two guys returned to practice. The post Perry, Bush and Lang Are Your Non-Participants appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Bill Belichick Knows What Makes Brady and Rodgers Similar

    Monty McMahon
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked what makes quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers similar. Here's how he broke that down. Perfectly. The post Bill Belichick Knows What Makes Brady and Rodgers Similar appeared first on Total Packers.
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  • Europa League Live Streaming : Tottenham v Partizan, Wolfsburg v Everton feature

    Trevor Keane
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Europa League football returns, with Wolfsburg v Everton, Spurs v Partizan live streaming schedule, Celtic v Salzburg, Sparta Prague v Napoli, Feyenoord v Sevilla and more featuring. All three British sides in Europa League action can book their place in the knock out rounds of the competition on Thursday. Everton face the sternest of the three […]
  • Malmo v Juventus Match Preview

    Spencer J
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Juventus can take a giant step towards the knock out rounds of the Champions League with a win away to Malmo. Malmo sit bottom of the group in their first Champions League campaign, however have been competitive. After beating Olympiakos at home, Malmo still have a slim chance of reaching the last 16 of the […]
  • Ludogorets v Liverpool Match Preview

    Spencer J
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    Liverpool desperately need a result away to PFC Ludogorets in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash. Both sides have lost three of their first four games in the competition and any loser would be all but out of the competition. PFC Ludogorets have competed well in their first Champions League campaign and beat FC Basel in […]
  • CSKA Moscow v Roma odds, Champions League preview from Russia – Live

    Spencer J
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    Breaking CSKA Moscow v Roma odds from the Champions League, with latest betting and match preview from Russia. CSKA Moscow host Roma in a vital Champions League clash that will go a long way to determining who qualifies. Both sides sit on four points and are the two favourites to qualify second to Bayern Munich […]
  • PSG v Ajax odds, match preview and Champions League betting – Live from Paris

    Spencer J
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Latest PSG v Ajax odds & match preview from the Champions League clash from Parc Des Princes. Paris Saint Germain can take step towards securing top spot in the group when they host Ajax on Tuesday evening. The French side have already qualified for the last 16, with the visitors Ajax vying for a Europa […]
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  • Stoke City’s Down With the Sickness

    News Desk
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Down with the sickness You’d expect Stoke City boss Mark Hughes to be wringing his hands at the prospect of squaring off against Liverpool with the Reds going through a terrible patch of form, but the Welshman has serious problems heading into Saturday’s meeting at Anfield with his side reeling from a sickness bug that’s swept through the dressing room. “We’re struggling to contain it somewhat. The under-21s were hit by it earlier in the week. We tried to deal with it there and then” Hughes explained to the press ahead of the Potters trip to Merseyside this…
  • Brendan Rodgers Refuses to Turn Up the Heat on Simon Mignolet

    News Desk
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Simon got a free pass Following Liverpool’s disappointing draw with PFC Ludogorets in the Champions League last night, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has refused to blame Simon Mignolet for yet another blunder that could very well have seen his side make a premature exit from the Champions League. Dani Abalo gave the Bulgarians an early lead when he prodded home a free ball after the Belgian ‘keeper failed to hold on to Marcelinho’s speculative shot. Although Rickie Lambert quickly restored parity before Jordan Henderson gave the visitors a shaky lead before the break, another…
  • Agent: Balotelli Struggles Down to Family Issues

    News Desk
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Family matters It’s safe to say that Mario Balotelli has struggled for form since trading Italy for a second stint in England, but his agent Mino Raiola has ruled out a return to Serie A in Janaury, instead insisting that the striker be given time to reacclimatize to life in the Premier League. Although Liverpool continue to struggle defensively, their form in front of the net has been almost as worrying; the Anfield outfit scored over a hundred goals last term, but at the time of writing, currently sport a negative goal difference going into the busiest period of the year. Balotelli…
  • Liverpool (2) PFC Ludogorets (2): Nothing Like Making the Hard Way Harder

    Steven McMillan
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Click on Simon for the “highlights” We’ve only gone and done it again, haven’t we? A goal up and heading into the final minutes of play and the set-piece monster bites our hand once more — wait, it’s not a monster at all, it’s just poor defending. A bobble from Simon Mignolet gave PFC Ludogorets a surprising lead coming out of the gate, but a similar piece of lax defending allowed the visiting Reds to tie things up when Rickie Lambert made it two goals in two games with a headed finish. Jordan Henderson put the Anfield outfit into the drivers seat…
  • Xherdan Shaqiri Cleared to Leave Bayern Munich in January

    News Desk
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Ready to hit the road Although Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club isn’t looking to bring in any new players when the transfer window re-opens in the New Year, confirmation from Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer that long term target Xherdan Shaqiri could be available in January may change things for the Anfield outfit. The Swiss international, who the Reds have been heavily linked with and reportedly made a move for during the summer, has failed to fight his way into Pep Guardiola’s first team plans and has continually stated that first team…
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    The Sports Mirror

  • The harsh reality of a sportsperson

    Monish Menon
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:13 am
    November 27, 2014 would be one of the darkest days for me a cricket fan and as a fellow cricketer. One bouncer is all it took to reduce a game to a matter of life and death. For once, it was not a matter of who won or who lost but a tragic reminder of how cruel and how dangerous the game we all love so much can be. Batsman Philip Hughes dies after strike to head As a slow medium pacer, I always envied the quicker bowlers for their ability to bowl bouncers and intimidate the batsman. In the age of smaller boundaries and batting power plays, very rarely does a rule change come to the aid of a…
  • Bharat FC bag New Zealand international Kris Bright

    Vikram Kamboj
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:40 am
    Bharat FC has signed its first player for the 2014-15 season of the I-League, acquiring New Zealand international Kris Bright on a season-long contract. Bright will turn out for Bharat FC in the new I-League season slated to start on the 17th of January. Kris Bright along with coach Stuart Watkiss after the striker’s arrival in Pune The 28-year-old Bright, son of 1982 World Cupper David Bright, is a proven goal-getter having played in the Australian A-League, the Dutch first division along with top-flight football in Norway, Finland, Greece and Hungary. Bright spent the 2013-14 season…
  • ISL – 4th best league in the world by average attendance

    Vikram Kamboj
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    A staggering 1 million fans have so far thronged stadia across the country to watch the ongoing Hero Indian Super League, as India’s most-watched football league sets yet another benchmark in its inaugural season. This landmark achievement continues to signal the countrywide excitement for the League, and is a further proof point in the organisers’ determination to herald the ‘birth of a football nation’ Hero ISL hits 1 million instadia fans; competition now 4th best league in the world by average attendance Furthermore, the average match attendance recorded by the Hero…
  • Kalyani Group’s football club named Bharat FC

    Vikram Kamboj
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Kalyani Group on Sunday launched their football club named “Bharat FC”. The Group unveiled the name and philosophy of its football cluband launched the club-crest during a press conference at the city’s JW Marriot. The unveiling of the name and the club-crest was done by Amit Kalyani, Executive Director Kalyani Group, Kunal Agarwal, Director Bharat FC along with Stuart Watkiss and Stanly Rozario, the head-coach and assistant coach of Bharat FC respectively. Kalyani Group unveils I- League Club – Kalyani Bharat FC The club crest celebrates the spirit of People’s Club…
  • Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri confident of Indian Triumph in Australia

    Atish Home Chowdhury
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    It seems that the verbal fight between Australia and India has already started. Just a day before Aussie legend Glenn McGrath seriously doubted about Indian batsmen’s capability, this time Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has assured the fans and Indian media that the team can successfully beat the Kangaroo team in their home. Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri confident of Indian Triumph in Australia The star batsman spoke to media and explained that his game plan is to stay positive and determined. He also felt that the team needs to play aggressive cricket to counter the Aussie bowling attack.
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    Sports Haze

  • Is Djokovic’s name already being etched onto the ATP?

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

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

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

    Richard Murray
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    Soccer, or football as it’s called in virtually every country except the U.S., is gaining a larger and larger presence in the States. It is arguably the most popular sport on a global scale. Of course in the U.S. you can’t really have a presence until you have something with Major League in it, which is where Major League Soccer (MLS) comes in. The sport is growing in popularity, and this can be seen in a couple of ways. Viewership Summer is gone, but let’s not forget the World Cup, the biggest soccer event on the planet, one reason being that it only happens every four years, just like…
  • Great Online Sports Games

    Richard Murray
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Accessing the internet is something that millions of people do on a daily basis, this has to do with the advantages that the internet can provide. The experience that is offered to you when coming online may be completely different from the type of entertainment that is enjoyed by someone who is a close friend or family member. One of the reasons that use of technology is so common in the world today would be that it offers an outlet that allows us to engage in the things that we love most as often as possible. If you are a person that enjoys watching sports games on television, it would be…
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    Project Spurs

  • 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Kings

    Jeff Garcia
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The San Antonio Spurs (10-4) will host the Sacramento Kings (9-6) tonight at the AT&T Center. The Spurs are coming off a 106-100 win over the Pacers in San Antonio. San Antonio was led by Manu Ginobili’s 28 points while Kawhi Leonard finished with 21 points. The Kings are coming off a 89-102 loss to […]
  • During the Spurs’ run to the Finals, Popovich kept tabs on Craig Sager

    Jeff Garcia
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    With the San Antonio Spurs marching to their fifth NBA title, one would think head coach Gregg Popovich would be giving total focus on game film, practices, and keeping the team focused on the prize. And while that may be true, Pop also kept tabs on NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager, and his family, while […]
  • NPR’s Deford gives thanks for the Spurs

    Jeff Garcia
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today as we celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family and give thanks for all that has been given to us, let’s take a few minutes to listen to NPR’s Frank Deford give his thanks to the San Antonio Spurs. From praising coach Popovich to applauding the Spurs culturally diverse roster, Deford sums up why everyone […]
  • Kawhi Leonard Full Highlights vs Pacers

    Jason Price
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Here are the full highlights from Kawhi Leonard last night against the Pacers which resulted in a 106-100 win for the San Antonio Spurs. Kawhi Leonard finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
  • About A Win: Spurs 106, Pacers 100

    Paul Garcia
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    AT&T CENTER – Despite missing four of their core pieces in Paul George, Roy Hibbert, David West, and George Hill, the Indiana Pacers arrived in San Antonio with some notable wins in their early schedule, against the Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, and Miami Heat. For the San Antonio Spurs, they learned Tuesday they would be […]
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    True Football Manager 2015

  • Unbeaten run with help of hot prospect arrival

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Blog post 864 Hello dear readers, The long post title sounds optimistic and like the one that needs explanation. Well, as you understand my Braganca got into the unbeaten run of official matches. But was it enough to promote to the next stage... that's uncovered two screens below if you can't wait ;) There's a single loss in the list but it was friendly game. Hot prospect arrival It was
  • Very tactical football in Portuguese National Championship

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:51 am
    Blog post 863 Hi guys, Glad to see you here reading my blog today! My first season with Braganca turned into a tough and at the same time entertaining journey. That is caused by strong AI that frequently switches tactics from one to another depending on events on the pitch. This is why my tactics shown in the previous blog post was quite easily opposed by other tactical approaches. As a result
  • First matches with Braganca

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Blog post 862 Hello dear blog readers, Today I am sharing information about my first match experience in Dream Job story. In short, Braganca start in Portuguese National Championship was pretty fine and makes me thinking in optimistic way regarding selected tactical approach. Here is my set of results: 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in total. Analysing season start for Braganca  Despite
  • FM 2015 Graphics

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Dear FM gamers, Playing Football Manager is better and more authentic if you download and install some additional graphics: player faces, club logos, team kits. It make our favorite game more vivid, realistic and bright. This article is created to help out those who are interested in the best FM 2015 graphics or merely don't know how to set it up correctly. Here are my choices for Football
  • Braganca squad

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Dear blog readers, A short story update today. Just want to share full set of Braganca players profiles: Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards Pay attention two centre backs Couto and Jaka were signed for free during transfer window. I didn't manage to perform any other transfers just because of inability to sell a couple of existing players or even release them using mutual contract
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    STACK Blog

  • ‘Prometheus 2′ Will Feature ‘Fresh’ Monster

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    During a recent interview for his upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings, director Ridley Scott revealed that the sequel to Prometheus will introduce a new species of alien. “[The sequel is] fresh,” he said. “[It's] getting away from gods and dragons and s***. If I see one more dragon, I’m going to shoot myself. Stop
  • Score Some Fancy Footwear With Reebok’s Black Friday Sale

    Brandon Hall
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Some awesome deals are going on right now at You can score three great shoes for under $50 each, and if CrossFit is your thing, Reebok has a deep discount on a few of their most popular shoes. Use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” on their website to save big. Reebok Skyscape for $29.99 at
  • Eminem Releases Mixtape With DJ Whoo Kid

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Eminem has released a massive free mixtape ahead of Shady Records’ double-disc hit compilation Shady XV. The label has racked up so many hits, both commercial and underground, that all of them couldn’t fit, so as a gift to fans, they packed them into a 66-track freebie titled Shady Classics. Find the download link below.
  • Featured STACKlete: Reagan Rogers

    STACK Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Raised in a small Texas town (population 1,793), Reagan Rogers grew up admiring high school athletes whose work ethic and perseverance earned them college scholarships. Now a senior two-sport star at Blanco High School, Rogers has earned one herself—she has committed to play volleyball at Division I Northwestern State University. Rogers secured her scholarship with
  • Gaming Update: ‘Evolve, AC: Unity,’ ‘Ori & the Blind Forest,’ ‘Destiny’

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Turtle Rock: ‘Evolve’s’ DLC Maps Will Be Free During an interview with IGN, creative director Phil Robb revealed that Evolve’s DLC maps will be released free of charge in order to cultivate the community. There will be paid-DLC, but players who opt to purchase them will still play alongside those who opt to only use
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    Sports Feel Good Stories

  • Beginner’s Guide: Starting a Sports Blog

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

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

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

    3 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Voting is now open for the TeamSnap and Sports Feel Good Stories’ “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year.” The polls are open throughout the month of November, with the winners vying for $750 in prizes. The “Sports Feel Good Story of the Year” contest was launched to recognize inspiring athletes, coaches and fans from around the world. Submissions were accepted through October, finalist were selected, and winners will be chosen by popular vote. The winners will be announced in early December. Vote for the Sports Feel Good Story of the Year Please vote at the Sports Feel…
  • Football Rival Forfeits Title Game in Show of Unity

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Oak Harbor and Marysville Pilchuck, two Seattle area high schools, were scheduled to play for the title game last Friday night. But, tragedy struck on game day. A freshman student of Marysville Pilchuck walked into his own school cafeteria with a gun and began shooting, killing one and injuring several others. He then turned the gun on himself according to witnesses. The football game for the Wesco 3A North Division title in Washington suddenly wasn’t the biggest story line. With a school shooting and fatalities, the Marysville community was understandably shaken. Football Rival…
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    Chatham-Kent Sports Network

  • Patterson Debuts In Relief Loss

    Ian Kennedy
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    Jake Patterson, who spent the past three seasons in the OHL, makes his season debut for the GOJHL’s Chatham Maroons – Photo by Jocelyn McLaughlin/ CKSN.caFormer OHL goaltender Jake Patterson, who signed with the Chatham Maroons last week, made his GOJHL season debut Sunday night in relief of goaltender Bo Bessette. Patterson came into Thursday’s game against the Sarnia Legionnaires early in the season period after Bessette allowed 5 goals on 18 shots and the Maroons trailed 5-2. Chatham’s first two goals in the game came on the powerplay from Steven Szekesy and Brayden…
  • Great Lakes Prospects Win

    CKSN Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    Teddy McGeen of the Blenheim Blades, left; heads up the ice with Wheatley Sharks’ Nolan Gardiner – Photo by Fred GrovesSpecial to the Chatham-Kent Sports Network – Article and Photography by Fred Groves. The best 16 and 17-year-old hockey players from the Great Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League were too much for their neighbouring counterparts Thursday night in Lakeshore. Dresden Kings’ Ross Krieger is congratulated after scoring – Photo by Fred Groves At the prospects game, which showcases the youngest Junior ‘C’ hockey players, it was the…
  • Pool Sharks Receive Grant, Challenge Locals To Race

    CKSN Submissions
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    The Chatham Y Pool Sharks will host RBC’s Sports Day Across Canada – Contributed PhotoSaturday, November 29th marks the 5th annual RBC sports day across Canada. Taking place from coast to coast, this national celebration promotes the power of sport to build community and get Canadians moving. The Chatham Y Pool Sharks are proud to be celebrating this day with a fun swim competition featuring local celebrities, media personalities and RBC employees with a “Are You Faster Than A 3rd Grader” swimming competition. The event is open to the public and is a way to highlight the…
  • Lancers Edge Hawks In Girls Hockey

    Ian Kennedy
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    CKSS captain Olivia Henry battles for a puck with UCC captain Riley Vanderydt in Wednesday’s LKSSAA high school hockey action – Photo by Kelsey Vermeersch/ CKSN.caThe UCC Lancers and Chatham-Kent Secondary School Golden Hawks played in a heated contest at Erickson Arena Wednesday afternoon in high school LKSSAA girls hockey action. Katreena Whiteye, who plays with the Bluewater Hawks in the PWHL, opened the scoring for the UCC Lancers in the first period, with assists going to Aliyah Whiteye and Hannah McEachran. On the powerplay in the second period, the Lancers struck again on a…
  • Just A Little Bit More

    Brian Horrobin
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    Giancarlo Stanton just signed a huge new MLB contract, but how much is too much for athletes to be paid?American industrialist and philanthropist, John D. Rockefellar, was once asked the question, “How much is enough?” The multimillionaire’s response was simple and to the point: “Just a little bit more.” If the late multimillionaire were alive today he would be in good company with many of the top-name professional athletes that grace our television screens. The recent announcement by Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins, awarding a huge contract to Giancarlo Stanton, is a case…
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    BallHyped Blog Network

  • 2014 College Football: Top 10 Week 14 Thanksgiving Weekend Rivalry Games With CFB Playoff Implications

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    With Thanksgiving Weekend upon us all, that can mean only one thing as it relates to the College Football world. Week 14 of the 2014 NCAA season is all about the rivalry games. After some snoozers against Division II or simply weaker opponents last weekend, Week 14 brings us a plethora of huge games, especially […]2014 College Football: Top 10 Week 14 Thanksgiving Weekend Rivalry Games With CFB Playoff Implications is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • With Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez And John Smoltz 2015 Baseball Hall Of Fame Locks, Will BBWAA Ease Up On Alleged Steroid Users?

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    The BBWAA has released the official ballot for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame, including 17 first-timers to go along with 17 holdovers. While there is never a sure thing in life, especially when it comes to the BBWAA, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez appear to be locks to be inducted into the Baseball Hall […]With Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez And John Smoltz 2015 Baseball Hall Of Fame Locks, Will BBWAA Ease Up On Alleged Steroid Users? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • NFL’s UK Affair Shows No Sign Of Abating

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Last month, as part of their continuing quest to evangelise the UK, the NFL announced further International Series matches to be played at Wembley Stadium in 2015. The NFL first played a regular season game in London back in 2007, when over 80,000 people witnessed the New York Giants defeat the Miami Dolphins 13-10. But […]NFL’s UK Affair Shows No Sign Of Abating is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Should The Washington Redskins Trade Robert Griffin III To Jets, Rams, Bills Or Texans?

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Remember when it appeared as if Robert Griffin III was going to be the savior for the Washington Redskins? Many people – including myself – actually wondered aloud if the Indianapolis Colts would one day regret selecting Andrew Luck instead of RG3 with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft? Do you […]Should The Washington Redskins Trade Robert Griffin III To Jets, Rams, Bills Or Texans? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • MLB Rumors: Could Seattle Mariners Trade For Justin Upton Or Acquire Matt Kemp?

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    The Seattle Mariners have been hoping to throw out huge MLB contracts for quite some time now, but very few free agents have been willing to accept them. That changed last season, when Robinson Cano left the New York Yankees and finally made Mariners fans happy when he signed a massive deal to head to […]MLB Rumors: Could Seattle Mariners Trade For Justin Upton Or Acquire Matt Kemp? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
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    Tutorial Free Photoshop

  • Custom Photo Handbag: Combining Style With Personalization (Harrison Painter)
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    Closed eyes in that latest glamour shot? Yes, you were the only one other than Grandma who may have been half looped to begin with, and now what do you do? Use Photoshop to open the eyes, that’s what! Have you noticed how hard it is to find paper dolls anymore? I’m not sure if it’s because the fashion doll is so popular or because kids can play “paper” dolls with magnets now, but it’s a nostalgic thing that I miss. Art colleges are infamous for being a safety haven of academic cast-outs, except that it isn’t true. You need lots of grey matter to…
  • Dating – The Search Is On (Harrison Painter)
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    Not enough light for the perfect shot or video recording? Not to worry; the phone comes with a powerful flash and video light for indoor or night shots. A wedding photographer is responsible for getting the Photography you want within the the time you set aside to do the pictures. If you are late, all bets are off. In the event your are late, a good photographer will try to help but it isn’t their responsibility to be your wedding coordinator and keep your entire wedding experience on schedule. If you run into a hitch and you know you are going to be late, immediately talk with your…
  • Could you benefit from a Poster Maker? (Harrison Painter)
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    If you are involved in an organization, business, industry, school or own a home business, you may not realize just how much a poster maker can benefit your business. The main reason to consider this machine is the amount of money you can save from visiting the printing shop all the time. If you are in need of banners, posters, and advertising material, investing in a poster maker is a good idea. With your own machine, you will be able to create just the right type of poster for announcing events, schedules, conferences and other announcements. Reasons to Purchase a Poster Maker As mentioned…
  • Tips On Getting A Good Nevis Real Estate Agent (Harrison Painter)
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Indeed there are many things to learn with your Photoshop CS. But once you learn them you can tailor the options for your own use. Let’s take a look at an overview of what you can expect from a basic Photoshop CS tutorial. First, create a new layer (Layer, New, New Layer). Then, grab your polygonal lasso tool. What you want to create is a rectangle-ish object that has top corners slightly in further than the bottom corners. The easiest way to do this is to create 1/2 of the bag, duplicate the layer, and flip the duplicated layer. If you have a graphics tablet or are really comfortable…
  • Tips To Fix Interference With A One Or Two Way Baby Monitor (Harrison Painter)
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Well in terms of utility, it is basically the same car, and that is a good thing. The 2010 MazdaSpeed 3 will haul you and four passengers comfortably. It has a great hatchback cargo area with 17 cubic feet of storage space with the rear split folding seats up, and 42.8 with them down. Peifer’s has hand crafted pottery, natural beeswax candles, bird houses, paintings on slate, famed Photography by local artists, honey, bulk dried fruits and more! Try a frozen apple cider slushy while you’re shopping! Play with the brightness – One last tip. This tip is for after you get your…
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    The Blog That Boredom Built

  • Looking At Danny Santana

    Erik Voldness
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Danny Santana had a fantastic rookie season. Santana's .319/.353/.472 slash line and his OPS+ of 130 are fantastic numbers for anyone, let alone a 23-year-old in his first big league season. Because of Santana's youth and the fact that he had what appears to be a breakout rookie season, the expectation for Santana is that he will continue to improve and build upon his great rookie season.To be blunt: That's highly unlikely. His strikeout to walk ratio was 98 to 19, and very rarely do players who can't control the strike zone continue to hit at a high level year after year.It's important to…
  • Aaron Hicks: Not a Bust (yet)

    Erik Voldness
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Aaron Hicks is not yet a bust. I realize that's an unpopular opinion amongst the Twins faithful, but a simple understanding of his numbers makes it a fact.Calling Hicks a bust seems to stem from him struggling offensively over the last two seasons in the big leagues. The thought process seems to be that he got two years to show he belonged on the team, and he struggled. Of course, each season was less than half a season's worth of at bats, so Hicks first two years in the big leagues are really the equivalent of most rookies first seasons.To be fair, Hicks hasn't just struggled with the bat,…
  • The Physics of Golf

    Erik Voldness
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Another interesting graphic from the kind people at InfographicWorld. This one pertains to the physics of golf. If you've ever wondered why golf balls have all those dimples or how the temperature truly affects your shot distance, take a look.
  • Ricky Rubio, Turnovers and the Casual Fan

    Erik Voldness
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Ricky Rubio can't shoot. I would imagine looking through basketball fans tweets during a Timberwolves game would reveal several tweets complaining about Rubio's shooting ability. And while it is true that Rubio's shooting leaves a lot to be desired, fans as usual focus on the "flashy" part of the game rather than the big picture.When Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown, many fans were convinced that he HAD to be the MVP, because he had won the triple crown for goodness sakes! How could he not win it? It's simple; fans and writers and even "baseball experts" had been valuing the wrong parts of…
  • Tigers win 3-team blockbuster

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

  • Turn. Face It…

    VeRonda Wicks
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
      Break down. Shake it off. Reset. Turn. Face It… Live Leah Strong. Don’t stop! Live Lauren Strong…      
  • Reflective Sigh

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

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

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

    VeRonda Wicks
    7 Mar 2013 | 4:39 pm
    Sigh… Scratch… Sigh again, right? With life, not just sports, the question often pops up… “What does he really want?” It’s not just a guy’s question about a woman. There’s really no way of knowing, honestly, unless there’s some type of communication. Well… from that conversation with my brother and his wife (go a couple posts back), I have a simple answer to what he actually wants when it comes to spending time while you two are watching sports: “I want some level of appreciation, passion for the sport. I feel like you just…
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  • TBS Utah Jazz Roundtable for November 26, 2014

    John English
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    In leiu of Thanksgiving week, the JJJ Podcast is taking the week off, but hosts Alan “Jedi” Zaugg and John “Jerms” English as well as producer Devin Masters bring to you a roundtable to give our thoughts on the Utah Jazz and the NBA this week. 1. How concerned should we be with the play of Alec Burks? John English: Somewhat concerned. He’s now a bonafide starter, and it seems to have affected his game early. His defensive numbers are near the worst for the team, and his offensive efficiency is down. His 3-point shooting is improved, but his 2-point shooting is…
  • Utah Man Podcast- Did the coaches break Travis Wilson?

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Is the coaching by Dave Christensen and Kyle Whittingham to blame for Travis Wilson having a poor season? We take a look at that as well as the rivalry game with Colorado and Runnin’ Utes Basketball. The post Utah Man Podcast- Did the coaches break Travis Wilson? appeared first on
  • Utah Utes Football: 3rd and Long

    Patrick Thomsen
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Back when the Utes announced that Dave Christensen was coming aboard as the newest Offensive Coordinator, fans were ecstatic at the possibilities he brought along with him. We heard phrases like “high-octane”, “fast paced”, “high scoring” to describe the type of offense that was going to be installed. Tight Ends and Full Backs were going to be a casualty as this “offense” had everything from 1 RB/4 WR sets to 5 WR sets and they were going to be fast, explosive and score a lot of points. Christensen was going to bring a new life to the offensive…
  • Utah Jazz: What We Learned from Games 11-15

    John English
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    The Utah Jazz have had a tough schedule. In fact, so far they’ve had the fifth toughest strength of schedule in the NBA. Teams are getting back scouting reports on the Jazz, and their offensive numbers are taking a dive. We’re now fifteen games into the season. What have we learned? W-L Last Five: 1-4 W-L Overall: 5-10 OffRtg: 15th DefRtg: 28th NetRtg: 22nd Last year, the Jazz finished 25th in offense, 30th in defense, and 28th net overall. So using those numbers, the Jazz are still ahead of last year. But right now they’re on pace for a 28-54 season. Would anyone call that…
  • WWE Survivor Series Results: Sting Arrives

    John English
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The WWE is having a tough time with injuries. Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Zack Ryder, Bad News Barrett, and Bo Dallas are all out. Meanwhile Rey Mysterio wants out, Randy Orton is off filming a movie, Brock Lesnar has the title but is taking a four-month break while holding it. How can they keep things exciting at Survivor Series? Pre-Show: Fandango def. Justin Gabriel – Fandango debuted a new look and valet, but he’ll go about as far as Repo Man with this gimmick. Meanwhile Gabriel has taken Zack Ryder’s role of “loses to everyone.” Gabriel’s…
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  • NBA schedule: Clippers-Rockets clash in Western Conference showdown

    Kevin Zimmerman
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Friday night schedule includes two huge Western Conference showdowns and one meeting of the league's best offenses. The Los Angeles Clippers have won four of five since hitting the road for a seven-game road tour, but the opponents haven't exactly been challenging. Doc Rivers' team has found a rhythm for sure, winning all of those games against Eastern Conference opponents while slipping up against the West's best Memphis Grizzlies. On Friday, the Clippers find themselves facing another Western Conference powerhouse in the Houston Rockets. Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley are banged up,…
  • Mark Sanchez says Eagles' game plan was not to buttfumble

    Jeff Gray
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    That's a bold strategy, Cotton. Mark Sanchez got a monkey off his back -- er, butt -- on Thanksgiving, leading the Eagles to a convincing 33-10 win over division rival Dallas on the two-year anniversary of the play that made him the laughing stock of the league. And what daring, innovative game plan did Chip Kelly implement to allow his blossoming backup quarterback to post a 102.2 passer rating? Don't buttfumble. "I mean, it sucked," Sanchez told while reminiscing on the infamous play from Thanksgiving 2012. "I ran into some guy's butt and dropped the ball on the turf, and they…
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has soccer

    Ryan Rosenblatt
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    They put a droid on a soccer ball. We put Lionel Messi on the soccer ball. Now Star Wars is sports.
  • Marshall and WKU scored 56 points in the first 17 minutes. NCAA record watch!

    Jason Kirk
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    The Hilltoppers have the undefeated Herd on upset alert, and both teams have the record books nervous. No. 24 Marshall is in trouble against Western Kentucky, trailing 35-21 early in the second quarter. While those 49 points in the first quarter aren't all that close to the NCAA record for combined scoring, and the record for a full half seems secure ... Most Points scored in one quarter, both teams: 63-Navy (35) vs. North Texas (28), Nov. 10, 2007 Most Points Scored in One Half, Both teams: 94-North Texas (49) & Navy (45), Nov. 10, 2007 ... a whole game at that pace (196 total points)…
  • Marshawn Lynch answers every question with 'Nope' this week

    Michael Katz
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Fresh off last week's amazing 1-word interview, Marshawn Lynch has changed the game again. "It was 'Yup' last week, it's 'No' this week." He does not want to give interviews. He does not want to pay fines for not giving interviews. Can't wait to see what we get next week! (h/t @cjzero)
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  • Executing the Perfect Layup PLUS 2 Killer Lay-Up Drill Videos!

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

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

    Coach Pat
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Spread & Spacing and the “Long & Low” Triple Threat Drill Spacing is a very big part of offense. You want players to learn to spread and space on the court. The ball is a magnet for younger players, so you need to start teaching them spreading and spacing early, and one way you can [...] The post Spread & Spacing and the “Long & Low” Triple Threat Drill appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Basketball Video Tutorial: How To Teach The Quick Stop

    Coach Pat
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    A quick stop is the technique of hopping from one foot, and landing on 2 feet in triple threat position . In today’s basketball video blog post, we are breaking down a quick and easy way to teach the quick stop to your players! Basketball Video Tutorial: How To Teach The Quick Stop If you [...] The post Basketball Video Tutorial: How To Teach The Quick Stop appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • “Spread and Space” Team Offense Drill

    Coach Pat
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    “Spread and Space” Team Offense Drill One way you can teach younger players is to drill them on skills, and then play games with those skills later. With younger players, its better to play a modified game that points out what you’re trying to achieve. In this team offense drill, our focus is team offense [...] The post “Spread and Space” Team Offense Drill appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
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  • Murray Makes Backroom Changes But Gets Off To Losing Start With Manila

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Andy Murray will reshuffle his coaching team ahead of next season, but that couldnt prevent him losing his opening match in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League. The Scot will continue with former French star Amelie Mauresmo as his coach, but there will be at least two departures within his group. 28-year-old Venezuelan Daniel Vallverdu, who has been part of the British number ones setup for the past five years, will not continue in 2015, while fitness trainer Jez Green will also depart the camp, report the BBC. Murray hasnt named replacements for the pair as yet, and he got off…
  • Real Madrid Set To Fund Sergio Aguero Move By Selling Gareth Bale

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Real Madrid have left Manchester United and Chelsea on red alert after it was revealed they could let Gareth Bale leave the club in order to fund a move for Manchester City star Sergio Aguero. The Argentina international bagged a midweek hat-trick against Bayern Munich to keep Citys Champions League hopes alive, and has caught the attention of Carlo Ancelotti with his incredible ability in front of goal. Madrid attempted to sign the 26-year-old before he completed his switch to the Etihad from Atletico Madrid, but the deal fell through with Atletico not willing to sell the striker to their…
  • Arsenal Set To Complete Signing Of Real Madrid Wonderkid

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks set to continue his philosophy of purchasing young players with a deal for one of Real Madrid's academy stars nearing completion. Gorka Zabarte Moreno is expected to quit his native Spain for a fresh start at the Emirates Stadium by signing a lucrative deal when he turns 16 in January. The deal will offer him a higher salary compared to the one that he currently earns with Real, where youngsters are paid significantly lesser, according to the the Daily Star. Wenger has developed a reputation for signing youngsters from Spain during his time with Arsenal,…
  • Grado Interview - TNA British Boot Camp And Al Snow Feud

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    TNA British Boot Camp star Grado talks about his experience in TNA so far, his feud with Al Snow and which fellow wrestlers he'd most and least like to face.
  • Inter Eye Up Manchester United Hitman

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    New Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has made Manchester United striker Robin van Persie his first transfer target since rejoining the club. The Italian has been a long-term admirer of Van Persie, after trying to lure him to the other side of Manchester in 2012, but the former Arsenal man eventually signed for United. And according to the Telegraph, ex-Manchester City chief Mancini will make a renewed attempt to team up with the 31-year-old, although any deal will likely have to wait until the end of the season, when the Dutchman will have one year remaining on his Old Trafford contract. The…
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  • Ranking every black NHL jersey ever on Black Friday

    Greg Wyshynski
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Black jerseys have been considered a scourge on the NHL. Some teams have no business wearing them. They’re used for a cash grab, or because someone in marketing saw the sales figures for the Oakland Raiders for the last 20 years and said “GIMMIE.”  Since it’s Black Friday – a day dedicated to commercial excess and clichéd marketing – we figured it was a perfect time to look back at the history of black sweaters in the NHL, pit them against each other and come up with a definitive ranking … as definitive as one man’s opinion can be, when that man is nursing a turkey hangover.
  • Once a forward, Stars' John Klingberg making immediate impact as defenseman

    Sean Leahy
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    John Klingberg’s original plan was to dump the puck deep into the Edmonton Oilers’ zone. But as soon as he received the puck off the face-off in the neutral zone, he changed his mind and fired a knuckler toward Viktor Fasth. The decision proved fruitful. “It was a lucky one and it got in,” said Klingberg, who has seen "The Mighty Ducks" movies and understands all of the knuckle puck references sent his way since Wednesday night. The Dallas Stars defenseman is one of the league’s hottest players after recording eight points in his first eight games since being recalled on Nov. 9. But…
  • Daughter of 49ers GM: 'Greg Roman can take a hike'

    Eric Edholm
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Part of being an NFL beat writer these days, it seems, is to follow the offspring of team officials on Twitter. Because you never know what they might say. The daughter of San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, Cassie Baalke, vented on Twitter about her father's team's embarrasing performance on Thanksgiving. She called out 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman before deleting the tweet (luckily, we happened to have preserved it with a handy screen shot, which, of course, we're thankful for): [Join's $1.75M Week 13 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 14,530 teams paid]…
  • Brazil judge rejects request to halt Olympic golf course construction

    Ryan Ballengee
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    Leave good enough alone. That was the pre-Thanksgiving ruling of a Brazilian judge, rejecting a plea from national prosecutors to halt the construction of the 2016 Olympic golf course on the basis that its design violates the country's environmental laws. Prosecutors have been trying for months to derail the project, ranging from demands several holes of the previously approved design be changed to this latest request seeking a total shutdown of construction.  Judge Eduardo Antonio Klausner said in his Wednesday decision there is "no new fact justifying ... a halt in the implementation of…
  • Dez says Eagles 'kinda cheap,' but Jerry Jones says Cowboys 'whipped'

    Eric Edholm
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    There were different takes from the Dallas Cowboys of what exactly happened on Thanksgiving against the Philadelphia Eagles. Dez Bryant had a relatively quiet game in the 33-10 loss in terms of football production, but he was chirping with Eagles defensive backs — as well as some animated words for his teammates on his own sideline (see video above) — and got into a few scraps that earned him a busted lip. Bryant also said he was elbowed in the hip and said, via, that the Eagles did not handle themselves well in the game. [Join's $1.75M Week 13 fantasy league: $25 to…
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  • The NFL Needs to Change their Playoff Structure

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

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

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

    Anthony B
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The Minnesota Vikings came out strong in the first quarter and took a 10-0 lead against one of the worst teams in the NFC on Sunday in Chicago. Then everything fell apart. The Vikings embarrassed themselves by playing one of their worst games this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NFL Recap - Week #9- 2014 Season

    Anthony B
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Like previous weeks in the NFL, week number nine showed us that it's very hard to predict which teams will win from week to week. As WCCO reporter Pat Kessler said it, some call it parody but it could also be mediocrity. Well that's basically what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Arteta piles Arsenal injury woes

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    LONDON, November 27- Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta added to his club’s injury woes as the Spaniard limped off with a calf problem in Wednesday’s 2-0 win against Borussia Dortmund. Arteta was replaced in the 67th minute of the Champions League Group D clash and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger fears he could be sidelined for several weeks. The former Everton star’s injury comes after Wenger saw England midfielder Jack Wilshere ruled out for a long period with an ankle problem suffered against Manchester United on Saturday. Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is also out with a…
  • Raikkonen to give Vettel Ferrari fight

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    MILAN, November 27- Kimi Raikkonen promised new Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel a tussle on the track next year when they will target a long-awaited Formula One world title for the struggling ‘Scuderia’. Ferrari have undergone a major overhaul in recent weeks with four-time world champion Vettel coming in to replace departing Spaniard Fernando Alonso and Maurizio Arrivabene succeeding sacked Team Principal Marco Mattiacci. Raikkonen, who won Ferrari’s last world title in 2007 during a previous spell with the team, ended his disappointing 2014 season with a day of testing…
  • E Guinea calls for calm amid Ebola fears

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    MALABO, November 27- The head of Equatorial Guinea’s Ebola control and prevention committee has called for calm amid fears of possible risks during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) starting on January 17. “I ask people to remain calm, the misunderstanding comes from some social and political actors who twist good into evil and evil into disaster. Ebola is bad, but we must unite our efforts for the success of CAN,” committee president Lucas Nguema Esono Mbang told state television. He was referring to criticism from opponents of Equatorial Guinea president Téodoro Obiang…
  • Striker jailed for a month for headbutt

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    PARIS, France- Bastia’s Brazilian striker Brandao was on Thursday jailed for a month and fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Motta. The President of the Paris court, however, implied the 34-year-old could benefit from a reduced sentencing and not a prison stay. French prosecutors had requested an eight-month suspended term and 15,000 euros ($18,000) fine, against Brandao who waited for and headbutted Motta after a Ligue 1 game on August 16. CCTV security cameras at Parc des Princes showed Brandao headbutting Brazilian-born Italian midfielder…
  • Rich neighbours force Pacman to sell mansion

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    MANILA, November 27- World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he would sell his mansion in one of the Philippine capital’s swankiest areas after his neighbours complained of his visitors wearing shabby clothing. Pacquiao told AFP that as a “man of the masses”, he is not finicky with his visitors, even if they are wearing “just shorts and slippers”. The boxer’s rags-to-riches story, from being a fish vendor in his hometown to winning world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions, has made him wildly popular in the Philippines. He used his…
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  • 49ers GM’s daughter: ‘Greg Roman can take a hike’

    J Will
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The San Francisco 49ers were dominated on Thursday night by the Seattle Seahawks at home. The loss has fans and some people in the organization questioning what happened. 49ers CEO Jed York apologized to fans through his Twitter account calling the loss unacceptable. General manager Trent Baalke’s daughter was not thrilled with the team’s performance either and took her frustrations out on offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Baalke deleted the tweet but left something else for everyone that did not agree with her. Everyone’s entitled to an opinion..sorry mine doesn’t…
  • Video: Leonard Fournette runs over Texas A&M defender on the way to the endzone

    J Will
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The LSU Tigers defeated the Texas A&M Aggies 23-17 in a thrilling game Thursday night. One of the most memorable plays during the game was Leonard Fournette’s touchdown run. Fournette, who was the #1 player coming out of high school last season has started to coming on in the last few games. ESPN commentators were comparing Fournette’s run to Hershel Walker but I don’t really agree with that. Take a look for yourself and judge for yourself. Related posts: BYU QB Taysom Hill hurdles Texas defender during touchdown run Week 6 college football preview: Can Mississippi…
  • Bar inside Raymond James Stadium caught selling colored water as alcohol

    J Will
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Things are not going well for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on and off the field this season. On the field, the Bucs are 2-9 in what looks like a rebuilding year in head coach Lovie Smith’s first season. So to ease some of the pain of a terrible season, some fans probably want a drink or two while they watch their team lose. Well, apparently the Bucs are having trouble serving real drinks to their fans. According to, a bar inside Raymond James Stadium was caught selling colored water as alcohol. As the Buccaneers stumbled their way to another loss, November 9th, against the Atlanta…
  • Report: SMU to hire Clemson OC Chad Morris

    J Will
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    SMU has been through one of the toughest seasons in school history this year. After head coach June Jones resigned early in the season, SMU has been a punching bag for every team they have played. Since Jones resigned, many coaches have been linked to SMU but it  seems that the finally got their coach. According to Chip Brown of Horns Digest, SMU has hired Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris to a multi-year contract. A high-level #SMU source told me #Clemson OC Chad Morris has agreed to a multi-year contract averaging more than $3 million per year. — Chip Brown (@ChipBrownHD)…
  • U.S. District Judge: Redskins have the right to sue Native Americans over trademarks

    J Will
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Owner Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins are still battling to keep the team’s name and trademarks. Even after all of the backlash that his team has received, Snyder has made it clear that he has no intentions on changing the team name. While most are in agreement with Native Americans over the Redskins name, one judge does not see that way.  U.S. District Court judge Gerald B. Lee has rejected  an attempt by a group of Native Americans to remove the lawsuit they Redskins have against them. Lee says that the Redskins have the right to sue Native Americans over Trademarks. The…
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  • The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket: Elite 8

    Jack Carroll
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    The Bracket: Week 1 Results (SEE FULL BRACKET)  The first week is complete in our search for the greatest fictional coach of all time. There weren’t too many surprises. There were only two matchups in which the lower seed didn’t win. Voting continues below. Gordon Bombay (1) vs. Danny O’Shea (4) Gordon Bombay of the Mighty Ducks easily beat Coach Danny O’Shea of the Little Giants. Danny may have been able to win in the upset against his more talented brother, but he couldn’t pull it off this time. Phil Brickma (2) vs. Morris Buttermaker (3) Phil Brickma may as…
  • CoachUp Awards 2014 Scholarships to Student-Atheltes

    Jack Carroll
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    We are pleased to announce the winners of the second annual CoachUp Scholarship program. Applicants submitted essays describing how sports affected their lives, recommendation letters, and videos for consideration. The CoachUp Scholarship Program awards student-athletes who embody the CoachUp values of hard work, dedication, and integrity. The winners were awarded $2,000 towards academic expenses and $500 towards private coaching. The three awards were given to a student-athlete, an inspirational athlete, and a community leader. The CoachUp Student-Athlete Scholarship is awarded…
  • 4 Signs That You Are Doing “Team” the Right Way

    Janis Meredith
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    There are thousands and thousands of youth sports teams, but how many of them are really doing team the right way? As a sports mom for 21 years, I watched my kids play on over 100 teams, and if I am being honest I will have to say that a lot of them had no clue about how to do team the right way. What makes a good team? As a coach, here are the team characteristics you should be striving to nurture, and as a parent, here’s the kind of team you should be seeking. It won’t happen every season, but when it does, it’s almost magical. Good teams don’t take no for an answer when it comes to…
  • The Greatest Fictional Coach Bracket

    Jack Carroll
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The Bracket (SEE FULL BRACKET) Some of the greatest coaches to grace the gridiron or pace the hardwood have been fictional. They hold a special place in pop culture history, and sometimes we wish they could hop out of the TV and give us a pep talk. Unfortunately the closest we can get is flipping on the TV or digging into our Netflix queue. Many Friday nights have been lost listening to the wise words of “Wax on, wax off,” “Ducks fly together!” and “Clear Eyes. Full hearts. Can’t Lose!” Each fictional coach has his own style, but we want to know who…
  • Coaches Inc. Partners with CoachUp

    Jack Carroll
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Coaches Inc., a sports marketing agency that represents college and professional sports coaches, announced that it has partnered with CoachUp. Coaches Inc. offers coaches services in contract negotiations, career planning,  and marketing and promotional opportunities. CoachUp will drive new business to Coaches Inc. coaches who are interested in offering private coaching sessions through the CoachUp platform. In addition, CoachUp will provide Coaches Inc. with assistance in running any coaching sessions or camps and clinics that it puts on. CoachUp is continuously growing the number of…
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    Kevin Krest
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    None of the Friday games should impact the playoff lineup, unless UCLA advances to the Pac-12 championship game and springs an upset over Oregon. Even if that happens, a lot of other surprised will have to occur. I still have a feeling that a two loss team could challenge for the playoffs, but I'm not sure which one it will be. The Bruins are as good a pick as any at this point.Missouri can get to the SEC championship with a win, but that won't be easy against a suddenly impenetrable Arkansas defense. If the Hogs knock off the Tigers, it sends Georgia to title game against either Alabama or…
  • Thanksgiving Day College Football and NFL Picks

    Kevin Krest
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Thanksgiving used to be about eating as much turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie as possible and then settling in to watch the Lions lose and the Cowboys win. Now we have an extra NFL game as well as two or three college games to fit into the schedule. It makes it difficult to schedule a nap time.College:(5) TCU (9 - 1) 30 @ Texas (6 - 5) 27: I don't see how the Longhorns could have have any more motivation in this game than to end the season by knocking TCU out of playoff consideration and finishing with four straight victories and five wins in their last six games. Texas has held their…

    Kevin Krest
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Not a bad week, but it could have been a lot better. The Texans surprised me by failing to beat the Bengals in Houston and the Cardinals disappointed in Seattle. With the bye weeks over, we return to a full 16 game schedule for next week’s games.Last Week:    10 - 5        .667Overall:     113 - 63 - 1   .641Kansas City (7 - 3) 19 @ Oakland (0 - 10) 24:  Correct. This one got the picks off to a great start. I’m also in a point spread pool and I jumped out to a lead on the entire field and never looked…

    Kevin Krest
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    There were a lot of big games last week, but none resulted in any big moves near the top of the playoff standings. I missed five games, and three of them were ACC games. Considering I’m a follower of the conference, this is just a little confounding to me. Florida State escaped again, but unlike the rest of the top teams, they haven’t yet failed to close. I happen to think that’s a great accomplishment, considering three of those wins are against ranked opponents. I’m still surprised that the committee still has Mississippi State in the mix, but if the top four win out, it appears…

    Kevin Krest
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Cleveland (6 - 4) 27 @ Atlanta (4 - 6) 24: The Browns stumbled at home last week in a game they really needed to win. Four of their last six are on the road as they head to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. This is an interesting pick as neither team has exhibited overpowering offenses, so the matchups will be important. The Brown give up a lot of yards on the ground, but the Falcons don't have a very effective running game.Tennessee (2 - 8) 20 @ Philadelphia (7 - 3) 30: The Eagles looked pathetic last week, but then again the Packers are making a lot of teams look pathetic over the last few…
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    My Football Mentor: Football Training & Coaching Videos for Receivers, Quarterbacks, Running Backs

  • Navy Seal (Lone Survivor) Talks Football

    Brad DeHaven
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (Who was portrayed in the film ‘Lone Survivor’) spoke to the University of Alabama football team before their victory over ranked No. 1 Mississippi State. This video speaks for itself, just stop what you are doing right now and watch it…  
  • Utah Player Drops Ball at Goal line

    Brad DeHaven
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Never stop until you cross the finish line! Unbelievable! Travis Wilson throws pass complete to Kaelin Clay for 78 yds for a TD, but wait… Kaelin Clay drops the ball at the goal thinking he had scored.  Oregn Erick Dargan picks up the ball and runs 100 yards in the opposite direction for a TD.
  • Put Your Mind To It!

    Brad DeHaven
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:11 pm
    From time to time we receive inspiring emails from our followers. The other day we received a message from high school freshman Enes Ganic who lives in Brooklyn, New York. His predicament is like so many kids throughout the United States. He has a burning desire to simply become a good football player but, due to the fact that his high school does not have a football program, he has no way to develop his skills as a kicker. Whether it’s a kid like Enes, who doesn’t have a football program to participate in or other kids throughout the country that just don’t have the resources provided…
  • The 10 High Schools That Produce The Most NFL Players

    Brad DeHaven
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Some heads definitely turned when ESPN chose to broadcast a High School football game this fall on it’s primary channel (not ESPN 2 or 3).  The game showcased two of the top teams in the country, Saint John Bosco (Bellflower, CA) vs Bishops Gorman (Las Vegas, NV). There is no doubt that High School football is becoming more competitive and exciting to watch.  The skill level of many High School athletes is increasing as more private coaching and access to online training are readily available. In 2011, a TV series titled,  ’4th and Forever’ showcased Long Beach Poly…
  • Great Tackling Techniques

    Brad DeHaven
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    Hard hitting, safe and effective tackling! Great Football tackling drills.
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    Free Sports Picks - Predictions Against The Spread

  • The Money Down: November 28

    Cole Ryan
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Minnesota Vikings: Playing Patterson The Minnesota Vikings may not make the playoffs this season, but they have plenty of young talent that has this team headed in a positive direction. Unfortunately one of those best young players, Cordelle Patterson, may not play this weekend. Four key Vikings players (Patterson, McKinnon, Floyd, Ford) still haven't been able to practice this week. See — Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) November 27, 2014 This young team is missing four starters due to injury who have not been able to practice. Wide receiver Cordarrelle…
  • NFL System Picks Week 13

    Allen Moody
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    I threw in an absolute stinker here last week on Detroit to fall to 13-4 for the season. This week, we’re going to go to the Sunshine State where the Cincinnati Bengals are visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bengals are favored by 3.5 points and the total on the game is 44. The Bengals are playing their third straight road game, but the longtime system of going against teams playing three straight on the road really doesn’t have an impact any longer since many of these games have a bye week in the middle. In the case of the Bengals, Cincinnati had a Thursday game, followed with a bye…
  • NCAA Football System Picks Week 14

    Allen Moody
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Our slide continued last week, as Baylor failed to get the money in a game that saw the entire world backing the Bears, which is never a good sign. For this week, we’ll look at a game that is pretty much split in the betting up through Thursday night, the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Ax between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The winner of the game will meet Ohio State in the Big 10 championship game. The Badgers are -14 (-120) and the total on the game is 50 The Golden Gophers are having a solid season and enter the game with an 8-3 record and are guaranteed of landing in a decent bowl game…
  • Free NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets

    Adam Burke
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Matchup: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets Date/Time: November 28, 8:00 p.m. ET TV: NBATV NBA Betting Odds From Bookmaker Sportsbook Spread: OFF Total: OFF The Houston Rockets will get to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday at home, while the Los Angeles Clippers will head to Houston for the front end of a back-to-back that wraps up a seven-game road trip. Both teams are coming into this matchup with winning streaks. The Rockets have rattled off three straight wins and the Clippers have back-to-back wins over Charlotte and Detroit. Both teams are also having excellent months of November. The…
  • Free NHL Picks: Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins

    Adam Burke
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    Matchup: Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins Date/Time: November 28, 7:00 p.m. ET TV: NHL Network NHL Betting Odds From BetOnline Sportsbook Moneyline: OFF Total: OFF Prolonged stretches of terrible play have hurt the Carolina Hurricanes this season and they are stuck in the middle of another one right now. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been consistently strong this season despite a fair share of adversity. These two teams face off on Friday night in Pittsburgh on NHL Network as the Hurricanes wrap up a five-game road trip. These two teams will play again on Saturday night in Carolina…
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    Simply Swim Blog

  • How to develop your swim stroke

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    We’re going to break the arms down and focus on catch first and then move on to the recovery phase. When learning to swim front crawl arms what we first need to do is develop a feeling for the water and we’re going to do this through developing our sculling skills. When sculling what you’re going to simply do is place your hands straight out in front of you on the water and start to move them back and fourth in very very small movements. What you want to make sure you’re doing is applying pressure and feeling the pressure of the water all the time on the palms of…
  • How to build confidence in the water

    Richard Watts
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
      Now you’re in the water we want to look at building your confidence and a strong foundation for you to build your strokes upon. Before we place our face into the water we need to look at breath control, this is something that we don’t think about on a daily basis but for many can be the most challenging thing when learning to swim. Take an easy breath and slowly in a controlled manner breathe out, try breathing out through your nose as this can be associated with calming and relaxing activities such as mediation, practise this continuously until you feel confident enough to…
  • How to develop your leg kick

    Richard Watts
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
      Having a good leg kick is a integral part of your stroke, as it supplies you with stability first and foremost. Start with this simple drill. Walk up and down the pool imagining there is a football on the surface of the water, try and kick the football but when kicking point your toes and feel the pressure of the water on the shin and the tops of your feet. This drill will allow you to feel the water pushing against the leg as it should when you’re kicking. There will not be this much movement during your kick. You can do this next drill with or without a float, we always…
  • How to enter the water when learning to swim

    Richard Watts
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
      This may seem like a trivial task for many but knowing how to enter the water in a safe and controlled manner can be a godsend for those of you who are starting out on your swimming journey. Especially if you have a fear of the water. If there isn’t a step you can use to enter the water, there are two other methods we would suggest. The Sit & Swivel The sit and swivel is safe and controlled way of entering the pool, sit on the poolside with legs on the water, place both hands on one side of your body, on the pool deck, holding your body weight with your arms, rotate and…
  • Best UK Indoor Water Parks

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    With the unpredictable British weather, what could be better than a fun day out at an indoor waterpark. Both adults and children alike love the excitement and action of moving water and the different challenges that it can present and for the less adventurous, there are many attractions that can be both relaxing and stimulating. Most indoor waterparks are open all year round, except during periods of maintenance, so even on dark, dreary winter days they all have something special to recommend them. Sandcastle Waterpark Situated in the north of the UK in Blackpool, the Sandcastle Waterpark is…
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    Sport Seasons Blog

  • “I Run for the Party Half Marathon”

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This week we’ll see the biggest cold front of the season so far, although no snow yet in Tennessee like our friends up north. That got us thinking about all of our favorite cold weather things. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, of course, signal fall and cold weather. (and the serious need for new workout gear after New Year’s) Our amazing graphics guy, Keith, sketched out this masterpiece, and we couldn’t help but share it. (you should see what he does during staff meetings) The Cold Weather Gear   When you work at Sport Seasons, there are some go-to items that you’ll spend…
  • St. Jude’s Marathon – Giving Help for Hope

    4 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve In 5 weeks on December 6th, 2014, my friend Jenifer and I will be running the St. Jude’s Marathon in Memphis. This will be my third time running this race. It is without a doubt the most inspiring marathon I have ever done. Last year I ran as what they call a St. Jude’s Hero, meaning that I signed up to raise money for the children at the hospital. This year I’m going to do something a little different and we are going to ask for everyone’s help. Help for Hope A high school friend of mine, Gwen Reynolds, has spent…
  • The Importance of Nutrition and Rest for Runners

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    “You know you’re addicted to running when your least favorite workout of the week says ‘rest’!” I am at the tail end of training for the Memphis Full Marathon.  Last weekend I was set to do 18 miles.  You would think that being a seasoned runner, I wouldn’t make dumb mistakes.  Ha!  Think again.  I ended up having one of my worst (if not the worst) training runs ever.  That week had been very busy so I hadn’t been to the grocery store. Yes it was one of those weeks where we frequented Wendy’s and Subway after a zillion practices with my kids. (No judging…
  • Running the Middle Half (Murfreesboro Half Marathon)

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    About a week ago I ran the Murfreesboro Half (also known as the Middle Half) for the fifth year in a row. The best part about it is that I always go with a few of my friends. That always makes getting up at the crack of dawn a little easier. Registration for this race was over four months ago. It fills up in just hours so if you want to run it, you have to register the day it opens. What I didn’t know when I registered was that I would be in Philadelphia the whole week before, flying back home the night before the race. I am not going to lie, I was dreading it and even slightly considered…
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    Women Play Ball

  • Moore Wins Target Maui Pro, Gilmore Claims Sixth World Title

    edward helb
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Caption: 2013 ASP Women’s World Champion and Target Maui Pro winner, Carissa Moore (HAW), celebrates with the 2014 World Champion, Stephanie Gilmore (AUS).Image: ASP / Kirstin Scholtz Location:    Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii Holding period: November 22 – December 6, 2014 Call: Congratulations Carissa Moore and Stephanie Gilmore Conditions: 4 to 6 foot surf HONOLUA BAY, Maui/Hawaii: Carissa Moore (HAW) has won the Target Maui Pro presented by Schick Hydro Silk after defeating Tyler Wright (AUS) in a hard fought Final. The victory marks her third Samsung Galaxy ASP Women’s…
  • Gophers Travel East to Face Tigers

    edward helb
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    A non-conference series between Minnesota and Princeton is set for this weekend  No. 2 Minnesota (12-1-2) at Princeton (6-4-1, 4-3-0 ECAC)  Game 1 Saturday, Nov. 29 | 1 p.m. CT  Game 2 Sunday, Nov. 30 | 1 p.m. CT  Location Hobey Baker Rink | Princeton, N.J.  Game 1 Game Day Live | Ivy League Digital Network ($) | Free Audio | Live Stats  Game 2 Game Day Live | Ivy League Digital Network ($) | Free Audio | Live Stats  Official Sites Minnesota | Princeton  Social Media @GopherWHockey | Facebook | Instagram Game Notes  MINNEAPOLIS – No. 2 Minnesota (12-1-2,…
  • Pacific’s Katie Porter is the NCAA Division III Athlete of the Week

    edward helb
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Katie Porter Pacific University is coming off a fantastic weekend at the Willamette Invitational. Fellow Boxer senior Katie Porter, won the 200-yard freestyle by finishing with a time of 2:02.31 during the invitational.  She continued her awesome day by winning the 50-yard freestyle by ending with the best time of 25.28 on Saturday. The McMinnville, Ore. native is a truly awesome swimmer who continues to train hard every chance she gets to become a superstar in the Northwest Conference. Porter is someone who is surrounded by a great supporting team consisting of her head coach Alec Webster,…
  • Carson-Newman’s Jecca Simerly is the NCAA Division II Athlete of the Week

    edward helb
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Carson-Newman University women’s basketball squad is coming off a great week of action. They had match-ups against South Atlantic Conference rivals Tusculum, and Coker College. Fellow Lady Eagle Jecca Simerly had a great week for her teammates despite starting the week with eight points, seven rebounds, three blocks,two assists, and a steal in the Eagles victory over the Pioneers. She continued to perform well as the week went on and the Eagles faced the Coker Cobras at home in Jefferson City, Tenn. on Saturday. The Talbott, Tenn. native achieved a career-high in points and rebounds by…
  • Broncos Never Trail in Upset of LSU

    edward helb
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mex. – In a game in which it never trailed, Santa Clara women’s basketball upset LSU by a final of 69-67. The win puts the Broncos at 3-1 while the Tigers are now 2-4. This was the first win for Santa Clara against an SEC team since a 58-53 win on Dec. 14, 1996 vs. Mississippi at the Wahine Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii. Santa Clara returns to the floor tomorrow, Wed., Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. vs. Kansas State. “We couldn’t be more proud of our team and the way that we played today against an incredibly talented and athletic LSU team,” said Santa Clara…
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  • Connor McDavid: Superstar in the Making?

    Peter Rossi
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Sidney Crosby. Patrick Kane. John Tavares. Steven Stamkos. These are just a few names that stick out when thinking of players who have gained superstar status in the NHL. They also share one other common characteristic among them. They were all number one picks overall in their respective draft years in the NHL. There seems
  • The Curious Case of the Edmonton Oilers

    Peter Rossi
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Eight years ago, life was good for the Edmonton Oilers. They looked primed and ready to hoist the franchise’s sixth Stanley Cup and first since 1990. After rolling through the Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, and Anaheim Ducks, their last wall to playoff immortality was the Carolina Hurricanes. After falling to 3-1 in the
  • Ottawa Senators’ Early Season Recap

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    The Ottawa Senators have been on a tear as of late, opening their season 4-0-1. They’re on a four-game winning streak after losing their first road game on Oct. 9 to the Nashville Predators. In that first game, the Senators led the Predators 1-0 through two periods thanks to a goal from Kyle Turris. The
  • Game 1, Win 1

    Daniel Ferguson
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    It’s been nearly six months since the Bolts took the ice. After a whirlwind offseason that produced a bevy of new faces, it was finally game time. Last night was the home opener for the Tampa Bay Lightning. As soon as the puck hit the ice on the opening draw, the crowd of more than
  • Penguins Around the Rink: Malkin 99% for Thurs, 22 man Roster and more

    Robert Slavinsky
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    With just over 24 hours left until the beginning of the Penguins season, lets take a look at some of the stories from this week. “I think I will play.” Those are the words of Evgeni Malkin when speaking to the media about playing in the Season Opener against the Ducks on Thursday. Surely those
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  • NFL Week 13 Synopsis

    Lake Lewis Jr
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
      Tom Brady and the Red-Hot Patriots Battle Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 13 Entering Week 13, there are 16 teams with at least seven wins, the most ever through 11 games. And the standings remain close, including in the AFC North, which is the first division in NFL history to have every team at least three games over .500 at any point in a season. So with five weeks to play, nothing has been settled. “We feel like we are in the playoffs,” says San Francisco 49ers safety Antoine Bethea about playing games at this time of year. “Win at all costs.” Week 13 begins on…

    Lake Lewis Jr
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    As the NFL enters Week 13, there are 21 teams either in or within one game of a playoff spot, including 10 in the NFC. The Seattle Seahawks have the toughest remaining schedule among those NFC clubs, facing opponents with a combined 35-20 (.636) mark. “From here on in, the only statistic that matters is winning games,” says head coach Bruce Arians of the 9-2 Arizona Cardinals. “Whatever we have to do as a football team to win a game, that’s all that matters.” The remaining strength of schedule for the 10 NFC teams either in or within one game of a playoff spot:   NFC EAST TEAM…
  • Redskins: Robert Griffin, III to Sit

    Diane Chesebrough
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    According to sources within the organization and first reported by Adam Schefter, starting quarterback Robert Griffin, III will sit out this Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.  Backup quarterback Colt McCoy will start in his place. This decision might surprise some but it should not. Head coach, Jay Gruden has 52 other guys to consider when doing his job. Those guys want and deserve to win. Throughout the season, Gruden has been lukewarm in his support of Griffin and even though he said he intended to start Griffin this weekend, he never really committed to it 100 percent.
  • Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Post Game Report

    Lake Lewis Jr
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Sports Journey Post Game Report with Lake Lewis Jr. Lake gives a brief recap of the Washington Wizards 106-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The post Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Post Game Report appeared first on
  • Washington Redskins: Gruden has the Authority He Needs

    Diane Chesebrough
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    Current starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin, III, has had some problems executing his position to his head coach’s satisfaction. Last week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought that into stark relief. RGIII threw interceptions when there was no need to force throws, appeared to feel that his protection in the pocket was breaking down when it was not and, as Jay Gruden said to the media on Monday following the game, “he took three-step drops when he should have taken five. He took a one-step drop when he should have taken three…” and so on.
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  • Noah Spence Ruled Ineligible for The Big Ten

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Ohio State (9-1) has had some trouble stopping the power running backs in the Big Ten this year and faces another this weekend in Indiana’s Tevin Coleman. The noon kickoff this weekend in Columbus will be a nice home coming for the Buckeyes that faced Minnesota on the road last Saturday. The Buckeyes will be favored by 30+ points and need a break from a tough couple of games to get healthy and let some younger players get some experience. The Buckeyes aren’t concerned about the yards on the ground that they have given up as they have won those games and have moved up to 6th nationally,…
  • Ohio State Travels to Minnesota After Season Changing Michigan State Win

    12 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    When Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech in week two of the season, they fell off the face of the earth for many not watching the program. But after winning 7 straight with a quality win on the road in East Lansing, everyone is now paying attention. This week they travel to Minneapolis to take on the 7-2 Golden Gophers in a game that cannot be overlooked. The Buckeyes, now ranked No 8 nationally, are back in the conversation for the national playoff to end the 2014 season. Minnesota is as high as the Buckeyes coming off their win, beating Iowa 51-14 last weekend. Coach Urban Meyer is working to…
  • Ohio State Ready For 7th Ranked Spartans

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    Ohio State (No 13) is ready to meet Michigan State (No 7) Saturday night in primetime on national television (ABC 8:00pm) on the road. The underdog Buckeye coaches were asked after the Illinois win about plays from last year’s Big Ten Championship game that they still think about. Tom Herman hasn’t thought about the 4th and 2 play call that lost the game for OSU last year, at least not since fall camp began and the coaches put all their focus on this year’s team. He did talk about the challenge that playing Michigan State’s highly regarded defense is for the Buckeyes. He has been busy…
  • Ohio State Running Back Rod Smith Dismissed

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:15 am
    The Dispatch is reporting that Rod Smith failed a drug test and has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team. After a pretty decent 7 game run with the Buckeyes this season, the senior cannot finish the year. He had a couple of issues in the spring with meeting attendance and academics but had come around. He became the short yardage runner this fall rushing for 5 touchdowns and 101 yards.
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    Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides

  • 2014 NFL Week 13 Sunday Night Football Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs Free Pick

    David Grant
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (+2) Sunday, November 30, 2014 8:30pmEST This line favoring Denver doesn’t surprise me. So many have Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2014 NFL Week 13 New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars Free Pick

    David Grant
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars (+2.5) Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:00pmEST There will be no playoff magic for the New York Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • OWR Week 13 NFL Fantasy Football Picks

    David Grant
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Week 12 was all offense and if you had Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, or anyone from the New England Patriots you had Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • OWR Week 13 2014 NFL Rankings

    David Grant
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Offense continues to rule through week 12 with New England and Green Bay playing ridiculous on the offensive side of the ball. Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • NCAA Football Free Pick: South Florida at Memphis

    Dan Rodgers
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    South Florida Bulls at Memphis Tigers (-20)   Saturday, November 22 at 4:00pm EST The Memphis Tigers are in the midst of an Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
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  • Die Vorteile eines Bauerhofurlaubes

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Matthias Mittenentzwei / Die schönsten Bauernhöfe Südtirols – Wer sie einmal kennt, der verbringt seinen Urlaub immer wieder in Südtirol. Vom Alltag entspannen und die Nähe zur Natur kennen lernen, dies ist in Südtirol möglich. Dabei müssen Sie bei einem Urlaub auf dem Bauernhof auf den Komfort nicht verzichten. Die Ferienwohnungen sind modern eingerichtet und entsprechen dem neuesten Stand. Auf dem Mesnerhof beispielweise wurden die Ferienwohnungen 2001 neu errichtet und empfangen die Gäste im gewohnten Komfort eines Hotels. Eine ganz besondere Kombination ist der…
  • Darmträgheit – So wird das Leben wieder leichter

    8 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Du leidest an Verstopfungen und starken Bauchschmerzen? Dann kann eine Darmträgheit vorliegen. Sie ist die Folge eines aus dem Gleichgewicht geratenen Darms. Wenn Dein Arzt die Diagnose “Darmträgheit” trifft, dann verschreibt er vielfach Abführmittel. Diese sorgen für ein einmaliges Absetzen des Kots, eine langfristige Verbesserung wird allerdings nicht erzielt. Die Medikamente verfügen über verschiedene Nebenwirkungen und stellen das Darmgleichgewicht nicht wieder her. Wenn Du die Ursachen nicht bekämpfst, dann werden die Verstopfungen mit der Zeit schlimmer werden.
  • Auf einem Erlebnisbauernhof in Südtirol genießen Sie einen erholsamen Urlaub

    1 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm die gemeinsame Internetplattform von acht Erlebnisbauernhöfen in Südtirol. Faszinierende Landschaften, die Idylle der Berge und das milde Klima der Alpensüdseite – Lernen Sie eine atemberaubende Welt kennen und verbringen Sie eine entspannte Zeit auf einem der Bauernhöfe. Der Erlebnisbauernhof – Hier fühlen Sie sich rundherum wohl Durch die Nähe zur Natur können Sie sich vom Alltag erholen und neue Kraft tanken. In der Früh begrüßt Sie der Gesang der Vögel und Sie kosten von den selbstgemachten Köstlichkeiten der Region. Am Tage…
  • Waffeln – Welche Form ist am besten?

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Waffeln sind in unterschiedlichen Formen erhältlich, wie den Brüsseler Waffeln oder den dünneren herzförmigen Waffeln. Hierbei unterscheidet sich nicht nur die Musterung, auch der Teig ist anders. Brüsseler Waffel müssen lockerer sein und werden daher meistens aus einem Hefeteig hergestellt. Es dauert etwas länger, den Teig herzustellen, da er zunächst einmal gehen muss. Das Ergebnis sind weiche und locker leichte Waffeln, welche mit Früchten, Puderzucker oder Sahne dekoriert werden. Brüsseler Waffeln werden in der Regel in rechteckigen Formen gebacken, diese sind tiefer als andere…
  • Die richtige Ausrüstung für den Garten zusammenstellen

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Wenn Sie Ihren Garten pflegen, dann ist die Auswahl der richtigen Gartengeräte sehr wichtig. Hierzu gehören in jedem Fall ein Rasenmäher und ein Rasenkantenschneider. Dieser erreicht mühelos alle Stellen und ist unkompliziert in der Handhabung. Auf finden Sie eine große Auswahl an modernen Geräten, welche durch die Handhabung und die Leistung überzeugen können. Warum brauche ich einen Rasenkantenschneider? Selbst der beste Rasenmäher kann die Kanten des Rasens nicht erreichen. Oftmals befinden sich an den Seiten Blumenbeete oder Steine, auch…
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  • Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Villanova

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Villanova handed Michigan its first loss of the season late Tuesday night, 60-55. The Wolverines recovered after a painful first half for a thrilling finish that came down to the final seconds. Here are Five Key Plays from the Legends Classic final. 1) Michigan breaks out of slump with 7-0 run early in second half The Wolverines finished the first half having been held without a point in the last 7:17 — featuring an 0-for-10 slump — and didn’t score in the second half for nearly three minutes. Zak Irvin finally broke the scoreless streak with a jumper from the elbow, and then Michigan…
  • Game 5: Michigan vs. Villanova Recap

    Dylan Burkhardt
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Villanova 60, Michigan 55. Photo Gallery. Video Reactions. (Photo: Adam Glanzman) Michigan grew up in Brooklyn, but it came up short. For a solid ten minutes on Tuesday the Wolverines were flat out punked by Villanova. The Wildcats held Michigan without a basket for a stretch that spanned the final seven of the first half and the first three of the second. Michigan finally bottomed when Caris LeVert was ripped by JayVaughn Pinkston for a steal and easy dunk to stretch the Villanova lead to 13 points. From there, the Wolverines called three timeouts in 18 seconds. First to stop the momentum,…
  • Photo Gallery: Villanova 60, Michigan 55

    Adam Glanzman
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:38 pm
    All photos by Adam Glanzman. Full gallery after the jump. The post Photo Gallery: Villanova 60, Michigan 55 appeared first on UM
  • Video: John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht recap Villanova loss

    Dylan Burkhardt
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht met with the media after Michigan’s thrilling loss to Villanova on Tuesday night. Watch Michigan’s juniors and head coach discuss the loss in the embedded media players below. LeVert and irvin after the jump. The post Video: John Beilein, Caris LeVert and Spike Albrecht recap Villanova loss appeared first on UM
  • Game 5: Michigan vs. Villanova Open Thread

    Dylan Burkhardt
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Adam Glanzman Michigan’s first four games haven’t been flawless, but the Wolverines have been good enough to win thus far. Tonight the Wolverines enter the fray as an underdog for the first time this season against Villanova. Tip-off is tentatively scheduled for 10:00 p.m. at the Barclays Center and you can join the discussion in the comments before during and after the game. Pregame Reading Game 5: Michigan vs. Villanova Preview Five Key Plays: Michigan vs. Oregon Game 4: Michigan vs. Oregon Recap Photo Gallery: Michigan 70, Oregon 63 Video: John Beilein, Ricky Doyle and Caris…
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    28 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) -- Russell Westbrook will play for the Oklahoma City Thunder in Friday night's game against the New York Knicks, head coach Scott Brooks said. The post appeared first on
  • Eagles, Lions and Seahawks Win: NFL Thanksgiving Box Scores

    Sporting Alert Staff
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    DETROIT (Sporting Alert) -- Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks all scored wins on Thanksgiving Day to start Week 13 in the league on Thursday. In the opening game of the day, quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 34-of-45 for 390 yards and threw two touchdown passes and no interceptions and the Lions (8-4) scored a comeback 34-17 victory over Chicago Bears (5-7) to boost their playoff hopes. The post Eagles, Lions and Seahawks Win: NFL Thanksgiving Box Scores appeared first on
  • Box Scores and Results: College Basketball Top 25 on Nov. 27

    Adam Fratzke
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (Sporting Alert) -- Sam Dekker scored 17 points and Nigel Hayes added 15 and No. 2 Wisconsin held off Georgetown 68-65 in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals at Imperial Arena in the Bahamas on Thursday. The post Box Scores and Results: College Basketball Top 25 on Nov. 27 appeared first on
  • Bush Inactive: Chicago at Detroit Inactive Players

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    DETROIT (Sporting Alert) -- Inactive players for the Thanksgiving Day NFL fixture between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. The game will be at 12:30 and is live on CBS. The post Bush Inactive: Chicago at Detroit Inactive Players appeared first on
  • College Men’s Basketball Top 25 Thanksgiving Schedule

    Sporting Alert Staff
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    North Carolina takes on UCLA in a consolation game of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thanksgiving Day in the Bahamas, while Wisconsin face Georgetown in the winners bracket. The post College Men’s Basketball Top 25 Thanksgiving Schedule appeared first on
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    Visitors Section

  • The Visitors Section: Live From Detroit

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

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

    26 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guystalk about how Mike Erwin is the worst person on earth. Sure he may seem nice enough but have you seen the way he is a loving partner and a wonderful father? What a loser. You should stay far away... Plus dumb animal tricks! Live!!!     *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how teaching overseas is a better option than waking up alone in Austin. *All audience members must be at…
  • The Visitors Section: Lets Eat Trash

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys get you readybe the lonliest boy on the block and talk about being punched in the eye. Plus dumb animal tricks! Live!!!     *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how online dating works for everyone buy you. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID must have a…
  • The Visitors Section: I Found Beer

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Tonight on a special episode of the Visitors Section the guys get you ready to make new life choices and put in some resumes as the head coach of the New York Jets. Plus dumb animal tricks! Live!!!     *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit a well-reasoned argument about how Chelsea Peretti is in love with me.. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID must…
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    UNPACKIN' it Ministries

  • FOOTBALL SHOW w/ Renaldo Wynn

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Bryce and Renaldo have a fun and hilarious time breaking down Thanksgiving food, Thanksgiving football and the other big stories in the NFL. They discuss whether or not athletes should be required to speak to the media and what the NFL should do about losing teams hosting a home playoff game. Renaldo also talks about the one game he played on Thanksgiving while he was with the Redskins. renaldo football show thanksgiving
  • 50 MINUTES of NFL Player Turning Farmer, Charlie Ward Interview & Football Insight From Freddie Scott

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    The 50-Minute show spotlights an interview with former Heisman Trophy winner and NBA player, Charlie Ward. Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver veteran, also joins Bryce to give his weekly football insight. Bryce shares a faith thought on hitting rock bottom, and a story about an NFL player who walks away from a $37 million contract to become a farmer and ends up helping his wife deliver their son on the farm.  50 minute show
  • 25 MINUTES of Fans Fighting Over Game Ball, Give-Aways Provoking Crowd & NFL Player Choosing to Farm

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    On this week’s 25-Minute show, Bryce discusses the controversial fan situation in New Orleans, fans fighting over crowd give-aways, and the NFL player who walks away from a big contract to become a farmer. 25 minute show for 11-21-14  
  • INTERVIEW with Charlie Ward

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Charlie Ward, who played in the NBA from 1994-2005 after playing college basketball and football Florida State, is this week’s UNPACKIN’ it guest. Winning the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback in 1993, Charlie Ward is the only Heisman Trophy winner to play in the NBA. He is now a high school coach in Pensacola Florida, and joins us to unpack his life, family, and faith.  segment 2 of 3 for 11-21-14
  • FAITH & SPORTS MINUTE: Hitting Rock Bottom

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In sports, there are some games where everything goes wrong and a team has an embarrassing loss. Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach, Marvin Lewis, dealt with this recently and said: “Sometimes you gotta hit rock bottom before you can go all the way back up to the top, and we certainly were at rock bottom a few weeks ago on Thursday night.” We can argue whether the Bengals really hit rock bottom, since they still have a great chance to win their division, but the concept of hitting rock bottom is an interesting one. I think most of us can relate to this concept when we experience…
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    Sonoma County Sports Fans

  • SoCo Sports Fans 11-1-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    1 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    "Good EVENing": Danny and Dano gush about the Giants winning the World Series AGAIN
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    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    "Baseball, That's It, I Love Basball": Danny and Dano break down WS Game 4 and talk to former A's outfielder Jonny Gomes about his kids camp, Camp for a Cure
  • SoCo Sports Fans 10-18-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    "It's an Even Year": Danny and Dano break down the Giants improbable WS run + CSN Bay Area's Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz and Smiriti Sinha of Vice Sports dissects all the pink in the NFL in October!
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    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    11 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    "LOL": Dano explains why the Giants playoff run just makes him say LOL + legendary columnist Bob Ryan joins us to talk about his new book "Scribe"
  • SoCo Sports Fans 10-04-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    "Jury's Out": Kevin Lynch from joins us to talk about his new site
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  • Fastpitch Softball Video: Speed Tips for Baserunning

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

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you want to get ready for competition… Compete less, train more. You don’t get better at competing by just competing more. You get better at competing by TRAINING. Effective learning, and development of skill work and technique, requires training under conditions where “results” don’t matter.You must be able to focus solely on HOW you’re doing what you do. Not what the actual result is. That’s what training is. Time for emphasis on process and technique. When you’re trying to improve a particular part of your swing, you probably won’t…
  • Does strength training make you slow?

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Share this article: Click Here to Tweet It’s a common misconception that strength training slows athletes down. I used to believe that was true. After all I’d seen players add weight lifting to their training. Yes, they got stronger, but they got slower too. Slower in running. Slower in pitching. Slow is not a goal in softball training. When I went to college, our strength and conditioning coach had us to “lower weights” and “higher reps” in the weight room. My understanding was that we stayed “light” on the weights since speed was important in…
  • 7 important tips for fastpitch softball parents

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Share this article: Click Here to Tweet Did you know that many girls drop out of their sport by age 14? Yikes! I can’t tell you how many times I receive emails or messages from parents that go something like this… Hi Stacie,  I hope you can help.  My daughter is 14 years old. She has so many opportunities ahead, but she wants to quit.  We’ve already put in so much time and money to this sport.  How do I get her to want to play softball again? First of all, there are many possible factors affecting how any particular player feels about the game.  You cannot…
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    Sports WAR

  • Twitter reacts to Jack Wilshere’s injury set-back

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Jack Wilshere has been ruled out for around three months, after undergoing ankle surgery on Thursday. The 22-year-old England international hurt his ankle during the 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on Saturday. The midfielder had been in stunning form for the Gunners and for his country recently, so the news of his latest injury setback from first-team football will come as a huge blow to the north London club and fans both. #459607842 / Arsenal fans have been left frustrated with the news of Wilshere’s latest injury complaint and took…
  • England Need Stability

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    With just a few months to go before the 2015 Cricket World Cup England’s One Day tour to Sri Lanka will give the selectors the perfect opportunity to see how their side goes when given the chance to get in to the groove of one day cricket. The hectic global cricket schedule means that it is a rarity for a side to be given the opportunity to concentrate on ODI cricket without being pulled into T20 matches or test series’. The seven match tour of Sri Lanka consists of 50 over cricket only and is long enough for players to be given the chance to prove their worth and to find their form. Poor…
  • Broncos Blunder in St Louis to Prove Costly?

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    On January 16th 2005, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts scored three points in the AFC Divisional Game against the New England Patriots. This past Sunday, and for the first time since then, the five-time NFL MVP led an offense to less than ten points in a game, which serves as a suggestion that times are a-changing in the NFL, and the pre-season Super Bowl favourite Denver Broncos can no longer carry that moniker. Shocking defeat Their defeat to the St Louis Rams is by far their most shocking since Peyton came to town, and in this, his third season in the Mile High City, it is…
  • DP World Tour Championship: McIlroy happy with his opening round

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:06 pm
    The Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy was delighted with his opening round as he earned a share of the lead at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday. The world number one made a blistering start, who managed a six-under 66 to share the lead with Shane Lowry. The 25-year-old was satisfied with his performance and express his feelings on Twitter: Just under 3 hours until I hit my first competitive golf shot in 6 weeks. To say I’m excited is an understatement. #imready — Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) November 20, 2014 McIlroy hasn’t played competitively since at the Alfred…
  • All-rounder Jim Allenby exits Glamorgan for Somerset

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Somerset have announced the signing of all-rounder Jim Allenby from Glamorgan for the next season. We are delighted to confirm the signing of .@jimallenby from .@GlamCricket on a permanent contract: #wearesomerset — Somerset Cricket (@SomersetCCC) November 18, 2014 Following a five-year stint with Glamorgan – Allenby, 32, has joined the Taunton club on a permanent deal, with Craig Meschede moving the opposite way on a season-long loan as part of the deal. RT @ECB_cricket: Jim Allenby is leaving @GlamCricket. Craig Meschede moving the other way on a season-long…
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    Sports Turf Northwest

  • Artificial Turf Equipment for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines

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

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

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

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    We’ve got a 2 Year Anniversary Sale, but it’s not just about price but about an extended Warranty Offer on two of our best selling artificial turf 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 […] The post 2 Year Anniversary Sale on Artificial Turf Equipment: Our Best Moments and a Extended Warranty Offer appeared first on Sports Turf Northwest.
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    Junior D Sports

  • JDS Podcast Episode 98: Thanksgiving Edition

    Junior D
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    In this week’s show Lou and Junior D recap the college football and NFL games, we discuss how the college football playoff rankings could play out, how Mark May can continue to be ignorant and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Week 13

    Junior D
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Well, another sub par week has passed me by and I am looking forward to shedding the suck off of my picks this week. My total for week 12 was 6-9 which brings my season total to 93-83. One of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Week 12

    Junior D
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    Week 11 was an absolute blood bath. I went 4-9 bringing my season total to 86-74. There are some factors that go into picking against the spread every week and one of them is matchups. How does one... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 97: Twitter Abuse in Sports

    Junior D
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    In this week’s show Lou and Junior D recap the college football and NFL games, we discuss the chaos that is the college football playoff and we have a ton of stories revolving around Twitter... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Junior D’s NFL Picks: Week 11

    Junior D
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    Week 10 in the NFL was a bit rough for me. I finished 6-7 against the spread which brings my season total to 82-65. That was just a hiccup in an otherwise good season for me. I look to turn things... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Improving Sports

  • Max contracts in the NBA need to go

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

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    NCAAF and NFL, here we go: How about no overtime except for bowl games and playoffs? The NFL OT system is still too controversial and the college one is far too easy for offenses. After 60 minutes, players are tired, … Continue reading →
  • Playoff improvement for Major League Baseball

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    One of my first articles for Improving Sports broke down the positives and negatives of the MLB’s expanded playoffs in 2012. Here we are two years later, and no one is still complaining about the plan to have ten postseason … Continue reading →
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    50 bpm

  • My TREK Speed Concept 7.0

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

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

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

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

    Paweł Chalacis
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Simple, delicious and healthy Blueberry smoothie. And also easy to prepare.
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  • Sport in Art: Combining sports and learning

    Sporting E
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am Sports and education have always met at a certain common ground, and Sport in Art is taking this connection a step further. The company, a project by husband and wife Phillip and Emma Thompson, creates sports-themed educational materials and gifts that are a hit especially among little boys. Getting kids to focus on any educational material can be a challenge. As such, using tools that feature a subject they like is an effective approach to help them retain and recall their lessons. Sport in Art offers a product range composed of jigsaw puzzles, alphabet flashcards, and…
  • Xenith Shock Bonnet Football Helmet, your Protective Gear

    Sporting E
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am Football could be a brutal sport and getting injured comes with playing it on both the professional and amateur level. Getting tackled does not only mean dislocations and broken bones – it also includes head trauma. It is not unheard of to hear football players suffering from all sorts of head injuries, ranging from concussions to memory loss. The protective gear is there, but it cannot entirely remove the risk involved in participating in such a physically punishing sport. Recently, however, there has been increasing efforts in developing football…
  • FirstDown Playbook: A Mobile App for Football Coaches

    Sporting E
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm “Time is not a coach’s friend.” These words from former NFL and NCAA coach Charles Coiner capture the dilemma faced by many football coaches every day. For most coaches, the biggest challenge is coming up with good strategic plays that will work year after year, while still finding time to actually train and develop players under their charge. This is a problem faced by both pros and amateur coaches, but more so by those who work as part-time coaches in the high school, small-college, and youth-league ranks. How it all began Back in 2011 when Coiner was taking a…
  • Donning Armor: The Under Armour Story

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

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

  • Syracuse Football: What Options Does Syracuse Have (Option?)

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Before 1987, Syracuse was a very similar program that it has been in the past several years–fighting for (rarer) bowl spots.  Then, Don McPherson led Syracuse on a magical 1987 season that culminated with an 11-0 record and ultimately a tie with Auburn in the Sugar Bowl.  A few years later, Marvin Graves would lead Syracuse to back-to-back 10-win seasons, two of just four such seasons in the Carrier Dome era.  While Donovan McNabb’s NFL career gives him notoriety, it was Don McPherson that led Syracuse from being a regional also-ran to a team that could compete on a national…
  • ACC Roundtable of the Confidential Correspondents: Week 13/14

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Welcome to the ACC Roundtable of the ACC Correspondents!  As is and will be the plan for the remainder of the football season, the Confidential correspondents will discuss the Week that was (week 13) and the Week that will be (Week 14) for the ACC and their respective schools.  Special thanks to the Confidential contributors for their comments and opinions.  Tell us what you think below. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE FOR THE ACC IN WEEK 13? Len (Louisville): I was expecting North Carolina to beat Duke but not in that fashion. I know BC is good but I was expecting Florida State to handle…
  • The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 14

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:49 pm
    It is now the end of November.  The regular season is down to its final week.  The Conference Championship Game is set–all that is left is for some rivalry games.  Here is how the correspondents view the top 10 in the ACC: 10.North Carolina State (6-5), 6 points.  At 6-5, Dave Doeren’s squad will be going bowling.  First things first, they play a rivalry game against the suddenly-surging Tar Heels.  This is not a must win, but it is a rivalry game all the same.  Next up: @ North Carolina. 9. Miami (6-5), 11 points.  Miami just cannot get any traction.  All of the season…
  • Fantasy Football Entry Page: Week 14

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Remember, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football game is structured to allow late entries.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER ! OVERALL CONTEST: 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. Here are the standings: OVERALL PRIZE STANDINGS: 1. Brian & Lenville Cards 3 3. Josh Vickery, MCaffrey & ACaffrey  2 wins 6. Mr. Tar Heel 1 win 7.  The other billions of people on the planet  0 wins For Week 13 results, see here.   For rules, see here.  As a reminder, to enter, simply…
  • Week 13 Fantasy Football Results

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:40 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 14 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 13 results: OVERALL WEEKLY WINNERS: Week #1 Winner:  Lenville Cards, 128.4 pts Week #2 Winner: ACaffrey, 117.2 pts Week #3 Winner: MCaffrey, 127.0 points Week #4 Winner: Lenville Cards, 127.5 pts Week #5 Winner: Brian, 154.8 pts Week #6 Winner: Brian, 131.1 pts Week #7 Winner: MCaffrey, 123.2…
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    fanatix Sport News

  • 10 injured players whose return could revive their club’s season:

    Will Faulks
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    See Europe’s most important players who are just returning from injury… Which players who have just returned or are just about to return from injury can make the biggest impact for their club? SEE MORE: The 11 best players not on UEFA’s team of the year shortlist, including three Chelsea players and Barcelona star Luis Suarez The coolest photos of this season’s star performers Ranking Arsenal’s seven main defensive targets this January Kevin Strootman – AS Roma Will need to return to fitness soon if Roma are to challenge Juve for the Serie A title.
  • Hot-shots: Europe’s 15 best close range poachers

    Will Faulks
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Which 15 players have taken the most shots from inside the penalty areas? There’s a reason that all of these players are racking up the goals in their respective leagues this year: they aren’t afraid to shoot. Here are the players with the most shots from within the box, according to football stats site WhoScored: SEE MORE: Five Reasons Barcelona Superstar Lionel Messi Wants To Move To Chelsea – Are You Convinced? Liverpool & Man United Target Yohan Cabaye Has £19m Asking Price (Tweets) Jack Wilshere Injury News Broken With Wave Of Images Of Arsenal Star 15) Gonzalo…
  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho rules out £200m move for Lionel Messi

    Steve Green
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Stamford Bridge chief pours cold water on links to Barcelona star. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has moved to dismiss reports that he is set to spring a £200m move into action for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to the Daily Star. SEE MORE: The 11 best players not on UEFA’s team of the year shortlist, including three Chelsea players and Barcelona star Luis Suarez The coolest photos of this season’s star performers Ranking Arsenal’s seven main defensive targets this January Sources in Spain had claimed this week that the Argentine could be on his way to the Premier League at…
  • Entire XI of loaned-out Chelsea players – would this side make the top four?

    Edward Bennett
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Insane combined XI of Blues stars out on loan. SEE ALSO: Live Sunderland v Chelsea Streaming & Premier League Match Preview 10 Potential January Transfer Window Bargains, Including Cut-Price Manchester United & Chelsea Stars 12 Great Players We’d Love To See Back In The Premier League, Including Liverpool & Man United Legends GK: Jamal Blackman
  • (Video) Dereck Chisora vs Tyson Fury II: Weigh-in and head-to-head

    Sumeet Paul
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Pair finally set to meet in the ring after previous postponements… READ MORE: Chisora and Fury separated: (Video) Pair engage in heated head-to-head. Fury claims conspiracy: (Video) Fury believes he would beat Chisora blind-folded. Chisora vs Fury 2: (Video) Duo go head-to-head as talking is almost done. British heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury went face to face for the final time on Friday ahead of their bout in London on Saturday night. The pair weighed in amidst claims from both that they are in a much better place this time round than compared to the shape they were in…
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    Lynchy's Sports Thoughts

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  • Breaking down the Red Wings’ second segment: This is the story of how special teams can save a team

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Franzenstein Not too long ago, people were worried about the Red Wings power play. LOL. The Red Wings completed their second segment on Monday. They went 5-3-2 in the 10 games, earning 12 points. When combined with their 15-point segment in the first 11 games, they’re ahead of where they were after 21 games a year ago. They probably shouldn’t be. Look at the chart: 2013-14 Averages Segment 1 Segment 2 GF 27.1 29 30 GA 27.6 22 27 5-on-5 GF 19.1 19 17 5-on-5 GA 18.4 15 18 PPG 6.1 5 12 OPP PPG 5.9 3 5 (*The splits don’t add up to the total because I didn’t include empty-net…
  • Jim Caldwell’s 11-game referendum as Detroit Lions head coach

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Jim Caldwell was trying to minimize the pain, get out before the bomb went off. The questions didn’t stop. Most of them were the same, some variation of, ‘Why has the offense sucked?’ Caldwell let the pressure pierce him. His demeanor changed. He spoke clear and fast, but with bitterness. He was either a man without answers or one with answers he’d rather not say. Caldwell spent a lot of his press conference saying he needed to “look at the film.” The reason for the offensive struggles? We’ll have to take a look at the film. How were the Patriots so…
  • Tracing the Detroit Red Wings’ roster roots: How one draft pick in 1990 is still paying dividends

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Thank this guy for Darren Helm On June 16, 1990, the NHL converged upon BC Place Stadium in Vancouver for the NHL Entry Draft. The Red Wings’ Bryan Murray was in his first year as coach and GM and was tasked with improving a team that had posted a 28-38-14 the previous season and finished last in the Norris Division Murray selected Keith Primeau with the third overall selection. The Red Wings had no second-round selection, so Murray’s next pick came in at the top of the third, when he selected Vyacheslav “Slava” Kozlov with the 45th overall pick. Primeau would become…
  • Jimmy Howard isn’t getting better, he’s just sucking less

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Red Wings Twitter exploded after Jimmy Howard made the save above in Detroit’s 5-0 win over Columbus on Tuesday. Most of them said roughly the same thing: “I’ve been a Howard detractor, but he’s been really good this year.” Howard’s goals against average is down to 1.97 from 2.66 and his save percentage has risen 14 points — from .910 to .924 — in comparison to last year. Want to bring analytics into it? Howard had 8.3 Goalie Point Shares for the Red Wings last season. That’s 8.9 percent of Detroit’s 93 points. This year Howard has…
  • What facing a real-life Monstars football team taught us about the Detroit Lions

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jim Caldwell was calm. Matt Stafford was calm. Ndamukong Suh was short — but calm. They stood at the podium and in the hallway and spouted off about how they had to be better, how that Cardinals team was good, how the offense needed to score off those two interceptions. Those could be their true emotions. But I imagine when they reconvene on Tuesday there will be a little fear. Let’s get it out of the way: the officiating wasn’t good. Fox’s officiating analyst, Mike Pereira, came on TV and proclaimed the Ebron play at the end of the half was a certain first down only to…
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  • 2014 Beer Photos

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Last year I entered some photos into a Xmas photo contest at A Good Beer Blog. I didn’t win anything, but I’m not going to let that stop me from submitting even crappier photos this year. Here are the photos I submitted for this years’ contest:
  • Music Video Monday: Delta Rae’s Bottom of the River

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
  • Music Video Monday: Ylvis’s Someone Like Me

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
  • Best Brewery Tour

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    USA Today has a poll for Best Brewery Tour: The only thing better than sipping a pint of your favorite brew is getting a behind-the-scenes look at where it’s made. You have UNTIL MONDAY, DEC. 1 at NOON to vote for your favorite brewery tour. Our expert, craft beer journalist Tara Nurin, hand-picked 20 of the nation’s top beer producers where visitors can see production in action and sample draught beers from their source. Vote once per day until the contest ends. I’ve been on the Sierra Nevada (regular and beer geek), Stone, People’s, and North Coast tours. North Coast…
  • Music Video Monday: Mat Kearney’s Heartbeat

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
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  • Redskins @ Indy Preview

    Tom Blaz
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    When: Sunday November 30th @ 1pm Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Weather: (Dome) 58 degrees with 70% chance of rain Radio: SportsTalk 980 TV: FOX5 (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa) Line: Colts -9.5 (Over/Under 51 points) Single game on FOX on Sunday, with the Redskins @ Colts only shown in the teams home markets. New Orleans @ Pittsburgh getting a wide ranging footprint nationally, with otherwise split coverage. Most of the nation, including the entire Mid-Atlantic is getting San Diego @ Baltimore on 1pm on CBS. The entire nation, except for the Atlanta market, will be…
  • Cavs Blow Out Wiz

    Tom Blaz
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The Wizards lost back to back games for the first time this season, losing 113-87 to the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Thanksgiving Eve. Lebron James nearly turning a triple double with 29 points, ten rebounds and eight assists. Cleveland (7-7) stormed to a 31-18 first quarter lead and it was for all purposes over. It was just five days ago that the Wizards had their way with the Cavs at the Verizon Center, so payback was certainly on the minds of Lebron and crew. At 9-5, Washington still leads the Southeast Division and hold the second best record in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards again…
  • Terps (5-0) Off To Great Start

    Tom Blaz
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Maryland basketball is off to a 5-0 start and it has not come against cupcakes. The Terrapins capturing the CBE Classic in Kansas City with wins over Arizona State and #13 Iowa State. CBE Classic CHAMPS! Terps drop No. 13 Iowa State 72-63 to move to 5-0 on the year! #WeWill A photo posted by @terrapinhoops on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:38pm PST The unbeaten start is the best for the Terrapins since 2006 when they began 8-0. Maryland is getting great contributions from their celebrated freshman, evidenced by 33 points in the win over Iowa State. Maryland held the Cyclones 23 points below their season…
  • Wiz Look To Bounce Back @ Cavs

    Tom Blaz
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    At 9-4, the Wizards remain atop the NBA’s Southeast Division, despite a loss to the second place Hawks on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. With the 106-102 win, Atlanta moved past the Miami Heat into second place behind Washington. #WizHawks recap: Wall goes for 21 points and 13 assists but the #Wizards fall to the Hawks — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) November 26, 2014 Although they would never admit it, the Wizards may have been looking ahead to Wednesday night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Wizards…
  • Gruden confirms that Colt McCoy will start for Redskins

    Mark Buterbaugh
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    UPDATED FROM PRESSER On the injury front, CB EJ Biggers and DT Jason Hatcher did not practice today.  OT Trent Williams, TE Jordan Reed, and DT Chris Baker were limited. Gruden said about the benching of Robert Griffin III, “We are not trying to pin all the problems on Robert.  We’re searching for answer on offense.  It starts with the quarterback position quite frankly and Colt is 2-0 as the starter.  We feel like Colt deserves an opportunity” “For whatever reason, when he’s started here for me we haven’t been very productive on offense.”…
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    The Barry Sports Report

  • Wake ‘em up, Coach

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

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The once proud Giants defense looked like a sub-par high school team on Sunday against an average Seahawk offense. The rest of the league knows you have to limit “Beastmode” and take away Wilson as far as the read option. For a while it looked promising and then, during a record setting performance by the Seahawks, it all collapsed drastically. I can’t believe at the highest level of football, the best coaches and players in the world, that the Giants had no adjustment to stop the “zone read.” When JPP was asked after the game, “Were there any adjustments…
  • The Curse of the Biebs

    9 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    On Saturday night, the players of the Pittsburgh Steelers were surprised at bible study by pop sensation Justin Bieber. And Pittsburgh’s defensive end, Cam Heyward, seemed just as confused as everybody else, tweeting this Saturday night:   Looks like the Biebs took a page out of rapper Drake’s book. We can only hope he doesn’t start ‘blessing’ other teams with his presence as the Steelers fall to the Jets 13-20. Let the angry/conspiracy/hilarious tweets commence…  
  • New York Giants Steve Weatherford launches Steve Weatherford World Champion Foundation

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford announced on Saturday the launch of his new philanthropic organization, The Steve Weatherford World Champion Foundation at Momentum Cycling and Fitness Studio in Momentum, NJ. He pulled up to Momentum with a group of very excited fans awaiting his arrival. He got out of the car and immediately went up and gave high fives all around. Then he asked the kids if they always did their homework, to which they all unanimously screamed “Yes!” He asks, ok so who can tell me what 11×4 is? A little boy yells 44! Weatherford high fives him and…
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    The Spurs Blogger

  • Papering over the cracks

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

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

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

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

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

    Reginald Grigsby
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    How To Raise Money for Youth Sports…AND Do Your Christmas Shopping at the Same Time! – How to raise money for youth sports is a dilemma that many parents face every season.  And to make matters worse, we have entered the busiest holiday season of the year. Who’s got time to worry about fundraising for a youth sports team when there’s Christmas and Hanukkah shopping to be done, decorations to be put… Continue Reading On » Thanksgiving Jokes for the Dinner Table –   It’s Thanksgiving, one of my favorite…
  • Beginner’s Guide: Starting a Sports Blog + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    3 Ways to Turn Black Friday into a Happy Friday –   What is it about Black Friday and sales that make people crazy? I understand wanting to pay less and get more bang for your buck but, every year, I see some examples of the worst in people. They seem to lose total perspective and do things that are pretty embarrassing to themselves as well as to their family… Continue Reading On » Beginner’s Guide: Starting a Sports Blog – Have you ever been placed in a position where the most important decisions you need to make…
  • HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Kids Sports + Charitable Causes = Winning Tradition + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Kids Sports + Charitable Causes = Winning Tradition –   Donating to Youth By Year’s End:  The Potency of Private Giving By Doug Abrams   On November 3, the Meriden (Conn.) Record-Journal ran a brief story about the 20th Hysterical Comedy show, which took place in Wallingford a few nights later.  The twice-a-year event typically draws audiences of more than 400 people… Continue Reading On » The Best Books of 2014 – As you may know, I am an avid reader, especially when it comes to…
  • 3 Keys of Family Leadership + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Making It Right in Youth Sports: John Vcelka Wants EVERYONE to Play Sports Safely – Tired of reading about all that is wrong in youth sports? So are we! TeamSnap and I have teamed up for the Make It Right Campaign this fall to share stories with you of people who are doing what they can to Make It Right in youth sports. There are lots of folks out there who…Read More        Related StoriesTeamwork Done Right: 4 Signs That Your Sports Team Has Got it DownIs Your Child Doing Success the Right Way?Mental Toughness Podcast: Help…
  • What Do Girls Want To Get Out Of Sports? + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    HEROIC ATHLETES/COACHES: Kids Sports + Charitable Causes = Winning Tradition + MORE   Donating to Youth By Year’s End:  The Potency of Private Giving By Doug Abrams   On November 3, the Meriden (Conn.) Record-Journal ran a brief story about the 20th Hysterical Comedy show, which took place in Wallingford a few nights later.  The twice-a-year event typically draws audiences of.... More » 3 Keys of Family Leadership + MORE   Happy Thanksgiving! Immediately after the holiday, I will be headed to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. It is a true blessing to play in the NFL; however,…
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  • Schmidt And Bender 10×42 Review

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

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

    Mark Griffin
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    When we discuss extraordinary enthusiasm toward chasing, gathering of value extras regularly turns into the point of talks. The nature of chasing extras helps everywhere in the delight and the achievement; we get in this dauntless and energizing movement. Scopes choice rests at the top when we list the needs on the grounds that it brings the target near you and the achievement generally relies on its exactness. Schmidt and Bender Rifles Scope is known as the fanciful in quality and exactness.   A long history of success Schmidt binge degrees help in winning the most paramount diversion…
  • Schmidt and bender 1.1-4×20 Review

    Mark Griffin
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    The Schmidt and bender 1.1-4×20 pm short dot model is a blend of a red spot sight and an extension. It has been created for the utilization at short and medium separations. With a low amplification the Schmidt and bender short dot may be utilized like a red dab sight. The red target dab is reflected in the focal point of the reticle. Turned off the lit up dab vanishes totally leaving the client with a typical reticle. The enlightening unit offers 5 enlightenment stages for the utilization in wide light. The red speck stays unmistakable, even on snow or sand or in brilliant daylight. The…
  • Making A 100 Yard Shot With Nightforce SHV 4-14×56

    Mark Griffin
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    The new Nightforce SHV scopes is straightforwardly targeted for the shooting, hunting, and varminting business zones as demonstrated by the name. This optic is stacked with premium gimmicks, accompanies the celebrated Nightforce strength and guarantee for the non-enlightened model. Nightforce is clearly looking to get their items under the control of shooters that needn’t bother with the sticker connected with their more lavish lines of optics yet who want the greater part of the profits connected with the Nightforce name.   SHV General Idea This riflescope is based on an one-piece…
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  • Horse Racing Tips: Harry Has The Staying Power In Betfair Chase

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

    Major Wager
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    The National Hunt season really hots up this week with the emergence of some of its biggest names, and there’s some great action from both England and Ireland. So here are our horse racing tips for the best of the action: Clonmel Oil Chase, Clonmel, Thursday 2.25pm Trainer Willie Mullins won the contest for the first time last year with Arvika Ligeonniere, and this year he makes a bid with Champagne Fever, winner of the 2012 Champion Bumper and 2012 Supreme Novice Hurdle. His main opposition looks to be 2012 winner, and former Champion Chase winner, Sizing Europe who won on his seasonal…
  • Horse Racing Tips: Leading Light To Live Up To His Name

    Major Wager
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    This weekend’s racing is all about Ascot where Champions Day brings together some of the best horses around to compete for three Group 1s and Two Group 2s, massive prize-money and plenty of prestige. And we’ve got a horse race tip for you in each race: Champions Long Distance Cup Ireland have claimed the last three runnings and are odds on to do so against as they have the first and second favourites in the shape of Leading Light and Forgotten Rules, two horses who have amazingly different profiles. Aiden O’Brien’s Leading Light won this year’s Ascot Gold Cup so the course holds no…
  • Horse racing Tips: Knight To Win Cesarewitch Battle

    Major Wager
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Cesarewitch, Newmarket There aren’t many 40/1 shots that catch my eye in horse races other than the Grand National, but Argent Knight does just that. A winner at Newmarket as a three year-old, it’s no surprise that his best run this season came again at today’s course when fourth last time in the Cesarewitch Trial behind today’s rivals Big Easy and Ray Ward. However, whilst reversing the form with those two rivals isn’t guaranteed, with many bookies paying 6-places he has a great chance of hitting the frame. He’s also back to his last winning mark and his jockey claims a further…
  • Make the bookies Take Cover

    Major Wager
    4 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    If your senses aren’t tingling at the thought of the fantastic array of horse racing action and punting opportunities that are available this weekend – you should probably think about taking up tiddlywinks. Not only is it Arc weekend at Longchamp, where there’s brilliant action on both Saturday and Sunday, but there’s also some great flat-racing from Newmarket, Ascot and Redcar, whilst National Hunt enthusiasts will be salivating as the return of brilliant chaser Sizing Europe who whets the appetite for the fantastic jumps racing that’s just a few weeks away. Arc De Triomphe,…
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    Sports Bets Blog

  • Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Koln (Bundesliga, 29.11.2014)

    bookie punisher
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Bayer Leverkusen host FC Köln at Bay Arena to determine whether they are good enough for an automatic Champions League spot next year. Bundesliga has been so far one of mixed results for the hosts, they even managed the counter performance of losing to Hamburger SV. Köln come from a defeat against Hertha even if they have bragging rights on a home win against Borussia Dortmund. Köln are currently on the 11th place in Bundesliga with 15 points, while Bayer Leverkusen stand on the fourth place with a 10 point gap from the leaders. They come from a Champions League defeat against AS Monaco,…
  • West Bromwich vs Arsenal (Premier League, 29.11.2014)

    bookie punisher
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Arsenal will attempt to put their Premier League campaign back on track against West Bromwich who are on the 13th place. The hosts are unable to win against the Gunners since 2010, and the visitors need to recover from the winless streak of three matches. The bookies have little doubt about the winners and give Arsenal 1.85 odds to win outright. The Gunners come from an unexpected, but very well-deserved win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage that secured them the qualification for next round, but they need a good result against Galatasaray and an Anderlecht win away…
  • Atletico Madrid vs Olympiakos (Champions League Recap, 26.11.2014)

    bookie punisher
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    Result: +12,25 units, bet won
  • Schalke 04 vs Chelsea London (Champions League Recap, 25.11.2014)

    bookie punisher
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    Result: -5 units, bet lost
  • Atletico Madrid vs Olympiakos (Champions League, 26.11.2014)

    bookie punisher
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Atletico Madrid host Olympiakos for what will be a hard fought match with a lot of goals, considering the group A leaders need to make amends after that shock defeat from the first leg. With two games to spare, Atletico are on the first place in the group with nine points, and Olympiakos hopes to qualify if they win in Madrid and Juventus does not win against Malmo. The La Liga champions are currently on the third place in the table, two points short of Barcelona and four from Real Madrid. Atletico had an unbeaten run of five matches before they fell at the hands of Real Sociedad with 2-1.
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    The Sports Journal

  • New York Knicks: Offensive Emergence Says Iman Shumpert is Finally Rounding Out

    Brian Sausa
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Iman Shumpert #21 of the New York Knicks takes a shot against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) On the short list of bright spots for the New York Knicks early in this season is Iman Shumpert. After three seasons of maddening Knick fans with flashes of brilliance while failing to put it all together, the 17th overall pick in 2011 has begun to round out his offensive game in 2014-15. This time last season his name was best known for it’s attachment to a seemingly endless flurry of trade rumors. Fast forward a year and…
  • Boston Red Sox Busy Off-season is Just Warming Up

    Hal Bent
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
      Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles to knock in Yasiel Puig #66 in the third inning of Game One of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) The Boston Red Sox started the off-season with a bang agreeing to deals with free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Hanley Ramirez. After going from worst-to-first-to-worst, the winter will be one of attempting to create consistency and a winning formula for an extended period of time. For the Boston fan base, this off-season has already…
  • Hull City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Livermore ’8, Kane ’61, Eriksen ’90)

    Benjamin Wills
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    A controversial red card shown to Gaston Ramirez cost Hull dearly as Tottenham came from behind to rise to 10th. Ramirez received for his marching orders for kicking out at Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen in an off the ball incident but there did not seem to be much malice in the coming together at all. Ex-Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore rifled the Tigers in front after just eight minutes but Harry Kane equalized soon after the hour. Christian Eriksen settled the occasion with an angled shot past Allan McGregor in the 90th minute to leave Hull fans cursing referee Craig Pawson.

    Benjamin Wills
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Liverpool’s Selhurst Park curse continued as Crystal Palace cruised to a 3-1 win to climb out of the bottom three while the Reds are now winless in four. Late strikes from Joe Ledley and an astonishing Mile Jedinak free-kick sealed the three points for Palace despite Liverpool taking the lead after just two minutes. Rickie Lambert scored his first goal in Liverpool colours to give his boyhood club a dream start before Palace pegged them back. It was a goal made in Southampton with Lambert latching onto Adam Lallana’s through ball before tucking the ball past Julian Speroni. Dwight Gayle…
  • Is the New England Patriots Running Game a Mirage?

    Hal Bent
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Jonas Gray #35 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the fourth quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) The New England Patriots are coming off an impressive string of victories after a slow start to the season. A two win, two loss September turned into a four win October with impressive wins over AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals and the AFC West leading Denver Broncos sandwiched around divisional victories over the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills. After a bye week,…
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  • Skeptical Football: Thanksgiving Preview Edition

    Benjamin Morris
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    On Thanksgiving Day 1892, the Allegheny Athletic Association — featuring the world’s first professional football player, William Heffelfinger — beat the Cleveland Athletic Club with a single touchdown, by a score of 4 to 0. Back then, field goals were worth five points — meaning, yes, a field goal was worth more than a touchdown — and the forward pass was illegal (it wouldn’t be allowed for an additional 14 years). In other words, teams have been playing football on Thanksgiving since long before it was football as we know it.The NFL has embraced that tradition…
  • What’s At Stake For Every College Football Playoff Contender

    Nate Silver
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    The college football playoff committee didn’t make much news when it released its new rankings Tuesday: The top seven teams remained the same. The biggest shift was for Mississippi, which lost badly last week and fell from No. 8 to No. 19.This was in line with what our college football forecast model expected. Because the model is based mostly on a historic analysis of the Coaches Poll, this means the committee behaved in the same boring way the coaches usually do — keeping the teams in the same order except when one drops a game and loses its place in line. So, our national…
  • NFL Week 13 Playoff Implications: Be Thankful For Meaningful Games This Thanksgiving

    Mike Beuoy
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
     Turkey and football is an annual tradition. Turkey and meaningful football is a treat. So be thankful this year: When ranked by total playoff “swing” — a measure of how much each game affects the playoff picture9 — three of the top four Week 13 games will take place on Thanksgiving.When the Chicago Bears visit the Detroit Lions in the first Thanksgiving Day game, the stakes are straightforward. The Bears are largely out of playoff contention, so all affected teams do better with a Lions loss — excluding the Lions, of course.You don’t need a complicated…
  • FiveThirtyEight’s College Football Playoff Forecast

    Nate Silver
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Which teams are most likely to make college football’s first-ever four-team playoff? And which have the best chance of coming away with the national title?The quick answer is the obvious one: The Alabama Crimson Tide lead the way on both counts. They’re No. 1 in the playoff selection committee’s current rankings and No. 1 according to most computer systems, including ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI). Alabama is no stranger to postseason success, having won the national title in 2009, 2011 and 2012.But it won’t be easy for Alabama, or anyone else. To win the national title, the…
  • Skeptical Football: Patriots vs. Cardinals And An Interactive History Of The NFL

    Benjamin Morris
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    The first 10 games of the NFL season are its exposition period — we get to know the characters and themes that we expect to see develop as the race to the playoffs unfolds.13 This year, like nearly every other in the past decade, the New England Patriots’ refusal to regress to the mean is a central storyline.Remember back when the Patriots were 0-1 and faced a must-win in Week 2? Well, they won. Then in Week 4 they dropped to 2-2, and the end of an era was supposedly nigh. Except no. Pats will be Pats, and now they’ve won their last six games en route to the best record in the AFC.
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    The Dirtiest Picks on the Internet

  • Turkey Day Lockz by Catz

    Bobby Sugar
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:51 pm
    While you are busy stuffing your face with that third helping of stuffing covered in gravy, take a few minutes and thrown down some bets on the games that you will be trying to pay attention to while your crazy uncle rambles on about football being different back in his day!Chi at DeT under 47Detroit has one of the stingiest d's in the league! The only team that has done anything against this d was Tom Brady and the patriots, luckily for the lions jay Culter is definitely not brady. This one is a sloppy, defensive battle that definitely goes under.Dallas -3 vs. PhillyRemember the last time…
  • Super Tuesday!

    Bobby Sugar
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    NBA PicksSAC @ NO (-3)Everybody loves Sac Town right now, and for good reason. DeMarcus Cousins is very, VERY good. He's franchise player good. Unfortunately, Anthony Davis is All-Time Great good. The Brow has put together an incredible season thus far, including a 28 point, 9 rebound, 3 blocks, 2 steals performance. You know what other number he put up? 0. As in 0 assists. The Brow might be a black hole, or he's just so good that he doesn't need to pass. Either way, he's really, really good and with Eric Gordon out for the forseeable future (again), Davis should have a few extra…
  • Catz's Turkey Cream Pie Surprise Pickz!

    Bobby Sugar
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Another set of two dogs and a favorite!PHX (+5) at TORThe Suns are looking to continue their recent streak of road success as they take on arguably the NBA's hottest team. Toronto is coming off a hard fought victory against Cleveland last night, and I highly doubt they have enough left in the tank to cover this spread. This is going to be a three point shooting barrage for the Suns, as they knock down a team record 18 triples in a blowout win on the road!!ORL (+9) vs. CLEHave to keep going back to this well as long as it keeps giving me water!! Orlando…
  • NBA Locks

    Bobby Sugar
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Nothing too attractive on the NFL front, so I decided to head over to the ole NBA well and churn out my normal 2-1 night. Lately my picks have been solid enough, but I am really looking to turn in more consistent 3-0 type nights and I realized I needed to throw one favorite in with my two dogs in order to balance out the energy of the universe or something that somebody who lives in Seattle would say.BOS (+5.5) vs. PORPortland is coming off a very tough night against the Bulls in Rip City last night. Today they spent all night flying, and are on the road for the second night of a back to…
  • NFL Week 12 Picks

    Bobby Sugar
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    CIN (+3) @ HOUI don't like this pick at all, mainly based on the fact that I'm taking perennial under-performer Andy Dalton over the best defensive player in the league, JJ Watt. What do you think dalton was thinking about last night? You know he didn't get any sleep. He just sat there thinking about Watt plowing through his line like a mallard duck, over and over and over again. Somehow, the Texans Fitzpackian offense will suck so much that the Bengals will field goal there way to victory, leaving an angry Watt sulking on the sideline.GB (-9) at MINLet's throw this out there: The…
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  • 3 Reasons Why Eagles Will Upset the Cowboys

    Zach Trussel
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Eagles Have The Edge The Eagles are heading to Dallas to take on the Cowboys and establish they are the best in the NFC EAST. Now we all know the Cowboys are having a great year, especially with Demarco Murray and Dez Bryant, but we also know that the Cowboys and Tony Romo are known […] The post 3 Reasons Why Eagles Will Upset the Cowboys appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season-Recap

    Ian Leavens
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    What worked and what needs tweaking for the 2015 season This year NASCAR went with a completely new format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup with the elimination format. Winning meant more than ever and things were exciting on and off the track. But there still is some work to do before this becomes […] The post 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season-Recap appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • NHL Games to Watch: Week of 11/24/14 – 11/30/14

    Matt Webber
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Monday November 24, 2014- Pittsburgh Penguins (13-4-2) at Boston Bruins (13-9-0)   Starting the week off right with a strong matchup between these two Eastern Conference foes. The Bruins have been hit hard lately with injuries, they now have Zdeno Chara, Adam McQuaid, and David Warsofsky on IR, but Monday they have David Krejci, Brad […] The post NHL Games to Watch: Week of 11/24/14 – 11/30/14 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Fantasy Football: Play ‘Em or Bench ‘Em- Week 12

    Ian Leavens
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Play ‘Em Jay Cutler: Cutler threw for more than 300 yards last week for the first time since week 6. He put up 330 yards with 3 TD’s and 2 interceptions. This week the Bears are playing the Buccaneers, who are giving up more touchdown passes this year than all but 2 teams. Look for […] The post Fantasy Football: Play ‘Em or Bench ‘Em- Week 12 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • See Where J.J. Watt’s Four Touchdowns Rank Him in the NFL

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    JJ Watt isn’t just having a defensive MVP type season, he is have an NFL MVP type season. He is dominating opposing offenses, and he has proved to be un coverable as a receiving threat on the goal line. Here are his amazing stats just 10 games into the season: J.J. Watt is doing it all this […] The post See Where J.J. Watt’s Four Touchdowns Rank Him in the NFL appeared first on Champs Nation.
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  • Trent Baalke’s daughter tells 49ers OC Greg Roman to ‘take a hike’

    Distinct Athlete
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    <!– –> November 28, 2014 The San Francisco 49ers are in serious danger of missing the playoffs, thanks in large part to The post Trent Baalke’s daughter tells 49ers OC Greg Roman to ‘take a hike’ appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Russell Westbrook Set to Return to Thunder Lineup vs. Knicks

    Distinct Athlete
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Sam Forencich/Getty Images Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is set to make his return to the team’s lineup on Friday The post Russell Westbrook Set to Return to Thunder Lineup vs. Knicks appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Frankfurt vs. Borussia Dortmund: How BVB Should Line Up in Bundesliga Game

    Distinct Athlete
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    Alastair Grant/Associated Press Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action this weekend with an away trip to the Eagles nest, as they take The post Frankfurt vs. Borussia Dortmund: How BVB Should Line Up in Bundesliga Game appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Howard Beck: What Russell Westbrook’s Return Means for the Thunder

    Distinct Athlete
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    Share Tweet Russell Westbrook will make his return to the Oklahoma City Thunder against the New York Knicks on Friday night to The post Howard Beck: What Russell Westbrook’s Return Means for the Thunder appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Brent Grimes’ wife Miko blasts Jonathan Martin again

    Distinct Athlete
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    <!– –> November 28, 2014 The wife of Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grime, Miko, is arguably the most outspoken significant other in The post Brent Grimes’ wife Miko blasts Jonathan Martin again appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
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  • 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

    Alex Lowe
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The ballot for the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame voting has been announced, and it’s highlighted by superstars, and near sure bets, in Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. Also included in the new additions are John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado, Gary Sheffield, Nomar Garciaparra, Troy Percival, Rich Aurilia, Aaron Boone, Tony Clark, Jermaine Dye, Darin Erstad, Cliff Floyd, Brian Giles, Tom Gordon, Eddie Guardado, and Jason Schmidt. This is the first year that the 10-year rule has been in effect, so Don Mattingly (15th and final year), Alan Trammell (14th year) and Lee Smith have been…
  • The Day Of The Third Basemen: Seager and Sandoval Ink New Deals

    Alex Lowe
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    With MLB free agency in full swing, one by one the big names are starting to drop off the board. Today, one of the biggest stars in the game is headed to one of the most storied franchises and one of the rising stars in the league has solidified his place in Seattle for the foreseeable future. First, Kyle Seager. He’s been a durable, solid option for the Mariners, and was rewarded for that with a 7-year, $100 million extension. Any other year, a 7-year deal would seem like a lifetime, but the 2104 free agency period will of course be shrouded by 13-year deals. Seager hit .268 last…
  • St. Louis Cardinals Acquire Jason Heyward; Shelby Miller to Atlanta

    Jack Conness
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Oh boy, here we go. As a baseball fan, we can mark Monday, November 17th, 2014 as the start to the Major League Baseball offseason. Yeah, I realize the “offseason” starts after the World Series, but this is what there is to look forward to. The trades. The free agent signings. The rumor mill. Does it get any better? Monday started with a splash. We started with Russell Martin signing a five-year, $82 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Talk about shocker. I thought Martin was destined for the North Side, but the Jays swooped in for the kill with the first overpay of the…
  • Giancarlo Stanton and the Richest Contract in MLB History

    Colby Rogers
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Set the scene. There you are, sitting in a garish ballpark draped in bright greens and deep blues. In the outfield is a monstrosity of a monument to the excess of baseball stadiums. Then you see this… Your browser does not support iframes. Every time this hulk of a power hitter sends a baseball into the stratosphere that insane marlin leaps out of the monument in left center field. All you can do is shake your head in appreciation, disgust, and amazement. Except when you are watching a player like Giancarlo Stanton, you can’t help but await the marlin’s leap. You crave it.
  • Derrick Rose Has Nothing To Apologize For

    Alex Lowe
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    It annoys me that I’m even writing about the idiotic “controversy” that has surrounded Derrick Rose for the past few days, but considering people won’t stop talking about it, there doesn’t seem to be any other option. First, the context. The following is what Rose said about missing games this season. I know a lot of people get mad when they see me sit out. But I think a lot of people don’t understand that when I sit out it’s not because of this year. I’m thinking about long-term. I’m thinking about after I’m done with basketball,…
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  • Buffalo Bills Vs New York Jets Week 11 Recap

    Michael Okun
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    It was 7pm on Monday 11/24/2014 at Ford field in Detroit. The Buffalo Bills were about to play the New York Jets on this Detroit Lion home  field because of the huge winter storm that devoured so much of Western New York. This was supposed to be a home game for our team and with the NFL moving the game to Detroit, it would surely become a neutral field at best for the Bills. But Bills fans are not like any fans on this planet and so many went to this foreign stadium to make it our home for the night! The Field actually looked like a Buffalo field. It had our Logos in place and it felt…
  • Winnipeg Snaps Buffalo's Win Streak

    Bill O'Hare
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:25 pm
    The Buffalo Sabres were defeated by the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Wednesday night in front of what appeared to be a full crowd at the First Niagara Center.  Winnipeg was the team in the second half of a back to back, while Buffalo was playing in just their third game over the past nine nights.  The effort and energy put forth by both teams would suggest the opposite as Buffalo was held to just ten shots over the first two periods.  Although the Sabres woke up in the third, it was too little too late as Winnipeg held on to win.  Buffalo’s lone goal came from Chris…
  • Winnipeg Jets @ Buffalo Sabres Preview

    Bill O'Hare
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Patrick Kaleta has played over three hundred games with the Buffalo Sabres since his tenure began in 2006-07 season. The Buffalo Sabres (6-13-2) will attempt to win their fourth consecutive game as they host the Winnipeg Jets (11-9-3) tonight at the First Niagara Center.  The recent warpath has seen Buffalo beat Toronto, San Jose, and Washington, whom all possess winning records.  The First Niagara Center faithful will see the return of Patrick Kaleta tonight as he will appear in his first game since October 10th, 2013.  The enforcer says he has felt more comfortable and is…
  • Detroit Lions Replace Ford Field Logos To Welcome The Buffalo Bills

    Kevin Siskar
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    While Buffalo fans have been scrambling to remove snow, the Detroit Lions have spent the last few days scrambling to prepare Ford Field. The Lions have removed their logos from their field in order to make the the Buffalo Bills feel at home. The @Lions have been superb hosts to Buffalo this week. Ther logo scrubbed to make way for #Bills logo #BillsMafia— john_kucko (@john_kucko) November 23, 2014 The early stages of stenciling #Bills logo at midfield here at Ford Field. #BillsMafia @NFLonCBS— john_kucko…
  • The Buffalo Bills Vs New York Jets: In Detroit

    Michael Okun
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    The Buffalo Bills will play the New York Jets on Monday November 24th at Ford Field in Detroit. This 7pm matchup is the result from Buffalo getting pounded with one of the worst snow falls in history and Detroit kindly reaching out to help with allowing the use of their stadium for the game. “We are honored to be hosting the Bills and the Jets on Monday night,” team President Tom Lewand said. With the NFL approving this its all in place. Free tickets are available for the game and both the Bills and Detroit Lions season ticket holders were being emailed theirs while the general public has…
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    T20 IPL INDIA 2015

  • IPL 2015 Vinay Kumar, Unmukt Chand to play for Mumbai Indians

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    IPL 2015 Mumbai indian news, Vinay Kumar will now be playing for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the  Pepsi IPL8 , along with Unmukt Chand. Vinay Kumar was a part of the Kolkata Knigtriders  (KKR)squad and Unmukt Chand was a part of Rajasthan Royals (RR). This may benefit both Vinay Kumar and Unmukt Chand.  IPL 2015 Vinay Kumar, Unmukt Chand to play for Mumbai Indians, Mike Hussey and Praveen Kumar released Unmukt Chand was once considered future of Indian batting after the way he performed in the 2012 edition of the Under 19 World Cup, but just could not carry on the good work . Also, he didnot…
  • India vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming Prediction preview (1st ODI)

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    Watch India Vs Sri lanka  Live Streaming, Prediction and preview of the 1st ODI Sri lanka tour of india. India vs Sri Lanka ODI series will start on 2nd November with the first match to be played at Barabati Stadium at Cuttack. Live Streaming of India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODi will enable you to watch the match online. Also, the prediction of this match will enable you to guess what is likely to happen in the match.   Watch India Vs Sri lanka  Live Streaming, Prediction and preview of the 1st ODI India and Sri Lanka are playing the 1st ODI because the West Indies team departed early because…
  • Can Yuvi and Viru make it to the ICC World Cup 2015 ?

    Atish home Chowdhury
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    The ICC world cup 2015 is round the corner. Cricket enthusiasts are impatiently waiting to witness this mega event to be held next year. The Indian cricket team has also started its preparation. Captain cool MS Dhoni doesn’t want any laid-back approach in this regard. Yes from now onwards, every match that India play will be taken seriously.   Can Yuvi and Viru make it to the ICC World Cup 2015 ?   Team India wants to retain the world title that they won in 2011. It was a fantastic gift to the legend Sachin Tendulkar. Master Blaster had achieved everything in cricket except a…
  • IPL 2015 Scheduled To Start On Aril 9 2015 (Season 8)

    Anirban Bhattacharjee
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    The schedule of IPL 2015 is likely begun on Thursday, April 9, 2015. However the full schedule of IPL 8 is yet to be released.  IPL 8 will begin in April 9 next year and will carry on till around 20th May 2015.  This will mean that the players will get around 11 days time between the World Cup final and the beginning of the IPL 8. IPL 8 will also see 8 teams participating to win the trophy. IPL 2015 Scheduled to start on april 9 2015 (Season 8) IPL Chariman, Ranjib Biswal made it clear that the current dispute between the BCCI and WICB won’t affect the participation of players in this…
  • KFC T20 Big Bash league Schedule Fixture 2014-15

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    KFC T20 Big Bash league schedule, fixture and time table season 2014- 2015. KFC Twenty20  big bash league (BBL) is an australian t20 cricket tournament. This KFC t20 BBL league is starting from date 18 dec 2014 to 28 jan 2015. Total 35 matches to be played between 8 teams. All the match will be played in t20 cricket format. The first match of this season will be played between Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on 18 dec 2014.This will be the first t20 cricket league of year 2015.   KFC T20 Big Bash League  Teams :- Melbourne Stars Melbourne Renegades…
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  • Royals Acquire Ryan Jackson

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
          The Royals have announced that they have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the LA Dodgers for cash considerations. Jackson is a former 5th round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals, and had brief stints with the Cardinals big league club in both 2012 and 2013. He only managed 25 big league plate appearances. Jackson has played 3b, 2b and short stop. How Dayton plans to use Jackson isn't immediately known but he looks to be more depth for the infield, possibly nothing more than a contingency for a rainy day. The 26 year old has shown some ability with the bat in the…
  • Baseball Ramblings: Stanton’s Mega Deal, Country Breakfast heads West and what it all means for the Royals

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
      The “Hot Stove” is really cooking right now. Yeah…that was lame. I apologize.   Hours after Giancarlo Stanton signed his brand new $325 MILLION contract, the MLB superstar HIT THE CLUB and partied with a $20,000 bottle of champagne. When in Rome. This past weekend kicked off with the Marlins dropping a bomb in signing slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a record $325 Million contract over the next 13 seasons. That’s a lot of money, man. Good for you, the man formerly known as Mike Stanton. But, as for the rest of baseball…O U C H. That’s good for…
  • Moving Forward

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
        As the temperature around the country continue to drop, the "Stove" that is the MLB offseason is heating up.  As there is no real baseball issues to report on, I figure I will do what drives Luke absolutely insane and do some free agency speculating.  No really, if you ever want to fire that guy up, just ask him to do some speculating.  It is entertaining to say the least. So first, let's approach this form a needs perspective.  What do the Royals genuinely need on this team.  I think the answer is in 3 positions: DH, right field,…
  • Bye Bye Billy

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    As I am sure you have heard by now Billy Butler is no longer a Royal.  He was signed last night by the Oakland Athletics to a 3 year deal worth $30 million dollars.  Butler spent the better part of 8 season in Kansas City, and along with Alex Gordon, became the faces of the franchise.  During those 8 Seasons only two them produced a winning record. Yet Butler always stayed a cornerstone of the future movement, and a positive sign in an otherwise dreadful team. During the 2012 season Billy found his way onto his first All-Star team.  One that just so happened to…
  • So how did we do?

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    So it was 18 degrees outside this morning when I left for work.  I haven't seen 18 degrees in like 7 years.  I forgot just how horrific it feels to do anything when it is 18 degrees outside, especially when you drive a soft top jeep,and park on the street.  So now that my fingers have officially thawed out, I think it is time to think warmer thoughts. That being said I went back and did some TIRELESS research on the site and found some bold predictions made by the staff here as to how our boys in blue would do this season. I gotta say, we were actually pretty…
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    Pakistan Tribune » Sports

  • Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2014: Highveld Lions vs Taints Live Score

    Sohail Zafar
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Highveld Lions will be aiming to return to winning ways after suffering two straight defeats when they take on Taints in the 25th game of Ram Slam T20 Challenge at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth on Friday. Having registered five victories in a row, Lions failed to keep the winning momentum going and lost two straight games which pushed them to second position in the points table from top. A convincing win in this game is crucial for them if they want to keep alive their hopes of finishing the league phase at top and thus get direct qualification into the final. On the other hand, two…
  • Ram Slam T20 2014: Knights (Kng) vs Dolphins (Dol) Live Score

    Sohail Zafar
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    Both Knights and Dolphins will be looking to grab vital points to strengthen their position in the points table when they go head to head in the 24th match of Ram Slam T20 Challenge at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Friday. Knights are sitting at the third position in the table with 17 points thanks to win-loss tally of 3-2 after five games as their two matches were abounded due to rain. They will aim to bounce back from eight-wicket loss to Warriors and win this game to boost their chances of finishing the league phase among top-three positions. For Dolphins, who are following Knights in the…
  • Ram Slam T20 Challenge: Cape Cobras (Cob) vs Warriors (War) Live Score & Streaming

    Sohail Zafar
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:33 am
    Cape Cobras will be looking for an overwhelming win to strengthen their top position in the points table when they take on struggling Warriors in the 23rd match of Ram Slam Twenty20 Challenge at Diamond Oval, Kimberley on Friday. Cobras are leading the  table with 24 points after winning five of their seven games and a win in this game will boost their hopes of finishing the league phase at top position and thus seal direct qualification in the summit clash. They are heading into this contest on the back of a 77-run victory over Highveld Lions. Warriors, on the other hand, are sitting at the…
  • Ban vs Zim 4th One-Day: Ball by Ball Commentary & Live Updates

    Sohail Zafar
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has won the toss and decided to bat against Zimbabwe in the fourth one-day international at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. Bangladesh have already claimed an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series after winning the first two ODIs at Chittagong by 87 and 68 runs respectively and the third game at Mirpur by 124 runs. Both side wore black armbands and observed one-minute silence before start of match as a mark of respect for Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who passed away in a Sydney Hospital on Thursday after being struck by ball on top of neck during…
  • Ban vs Zim 4th ODI: Watch Live Streaming on Geo Super

    Sohail Zafar
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Having secured the series, Bangladesh will aim to make it 4-0 and when they take on Zimbabwe in the fourth one-day international at Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Friday. After registering easy victories in the first two ODIs at Chittagong, Bangladesh strolled to another 124-run win in the third game at Mirpur on Tuesday to grab an unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match series. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, will be yet in hunt on their first victory on the tour. Both sides will wear black armbands and observe one-minute silence before the start of match in memory of Australia batsman Phillip…
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    Athslife » Athslife

  • Costel Pantilimon – Gulliver Between Black Cats

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Costel Pantilimon – Gulliver Between Black Cats   Costel Pantilimon had no chance of playing for Manchester City, being an an eternal backup for Joe Hart. Only Manuel Pellegrini offered him some chances during 2013/2014 season. However, after 7 matches in a row in Premier League, Joe Hart became the number 1 goalkeeper for City again. After 3 seasons, the 27 years old Romanian goalkeeper was transferred by Sunderland. Costel Pantilimon played 3 matches in a row for the Black Cats and amazed everyone with his amazing reflexes and saves. After his free transfer to Sunderland,…
  • Leslie Smith – The Definition of Determination

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Leslie Smith – The Definition of Determination   Leslie Smith was not a popular name in Women’s UFC, but from now she will be remembered for her no surrender spirit and desire to win. Leslie Smith is a female Mixed Martial Artist that became famous through her defeat. The 32 years old American impressed in MMA with her determination to continue fighting, despite being seriously injured. Smith fought with Jessica Eye on the preliminary card of UFC 180 in Mexico City Arena.  The two female mixed martial artists engaged in a tough and cruel fight. Closely to the end of the…
  • Alexis Sanchez – The New Rising Star in EPL

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Alexis Sanchez – The New Rising Star in EPL   Alexis Sanchez is becoming an influential player for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger signed him as a star and shortly the 25 years old Chilean started to justify his transfer fee. Alexis is currently the third top goalscorer in Premier League, with 8 goals in 10 matches, behind City’s Sergio Aguero and Chelsea’s Diego Costa. With 12 goals in the last 14 games in all competitions, Alexis Sanchez seems to have a great start and Gunners fans believe that he can be as good as Thiery Henry or Dennis Bergkamp. The Chilean was transferred…
  • Carlo Ancelotti – Real Madrid’s Wizard

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Carlo Ancelotti – Real Madrid’s Wizard   Carlo Ancelotti came to bring the ultimate success after Jose Mourinho’s reign: to complete La Decima in Champions League. The experienced Italian boss had to work with a locker room that was split by the differences between the Portuguese group (Pepe and Fabio Coentro were Mourinho’s favorites) and the Spanish group (well know disputes with Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas). Don Carlo managed to reunite the group, bring back the good atmosphere and surprise everyone with his unexpected tactical approach (reinventing players…
  • Gabriela Szabo – Romanian World Record Holder

    14 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Gabriela Szabo – Romanian World Record Holder   Gabriela Szabo is a Romanian Olympic and World Championships track athlete. She is renowned for competing in 1500 m and 5000 m races, breaking several Olympic and world records. The Romanian athlete dominated track races between 1998 and 2002. Gabriela Szabo won 13 Golden League Meetings and is still the European record holder in 3000 m race (8:21.42 on 19th July 2002 in Monaco). Moreover, Szabo won 1 Olympic gold medal in 5000 m race (Sidney 2000), a Silver medal in 1500 m race (Atlanta 1996) and a Bronze medal in 1500 m race (Sydney…
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    Trampoline Reviews 101

  • Trampoline Reviews: Pure Fun Kids Jumper Trampoline

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

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

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

    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 with Enclosure

    3 Jun 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Skywalker 15 ft Trampoline with Enclosure – Quality Materials and Excellent Engineering for Incredible Outdoor Fun The Skywalker 15 ft trampoline with enclosure 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 »
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  • DISC GOLF – November 16th – Melbourne, Australia

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:18 am
  • BOXING – November 12th – Mundine v Rabchenko, HiSense Arena Melbourne AUS

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    What better way than to spend a Wednesday night than some “World Championship” Boxing. I’m not 100% exactly sure what the “Silver” title is or entails but it certainly doesn’t entitle the holder to be a “full” World Champion. Anthony “The Man” Mundine is certainly no stranger to these type of titles, as although he claims to be a 3 time World Champion, he has only ever been an “Interim” title holder (as there was a “Super” Champion above him at the same time) or the very lightly regarded IBO Champion, which is…
  • FOOTBALL – October 10th – A-League – Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    It’s always a long off-season for the A-League. And what makes it even worse is that we have to wait nearly 2 months after the Europeans kick off and wait patiently for the more traditional “Aussie” sports to wrap up their playoff series before Round 1 can commence. The Victory had recruited unbelievably well in the off-season, but it would remain to be seen what Kevin Muscat (the world’s dirtiest player) would do with his gameplan. Melbourne have played the past 2 years without a central striker, preferring 2 wingers instead (yes, still doesn’t make sense does it??) and have…
  • SUBBUTEO – October 11th – Melbourne Australia

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
  • ROLLER DERBY – August 24th – Darebin PCYC, Melbourne Australia

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    SPORT:                                        Roller Derby WHERE:                                      Melbourne, Australia WHERE IS IT PLAYED:           Predominantly in the USA, but leagues can be found around the World WHO WAS COMPETING:     Victorian Roller Derby League (Women) vs Victorian Vanguard (Men) WHO WAS WATCHING:        Quite a decent crowd of enthusiasts and curious onlookers. Very much an “alternative” crowd. HIGHLIGHTS & OBSERVATIONS: I remember Roller Derby as once…
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  • Loss to Memphis reveals how Lakers should play moving forward

    Hayden Kim
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Loss to Memphis reveals how Lakers should play moving forwardNov 27, 2014 Kobe Bryant, the NBA record holder in missed shots, didn’t take one for the first 13 minutes against the Western Conference leading Memphis Grizzlies. And no, he didn’t play with a broken finger. Instead, Bryant went 5-for-15 and finished with a team-high 22 points. The Lakers (3-12), who are currently the second worst team in the NBA, actually held their own against a hot Grizzlies (13-2) team through the fourth quarter and contained Marc Gasol, who was coming off of back-to-back 30-point performances, to just…
  • "I'd Rush The Field As An Elephant To Help Bama Win The Iron Bowl": Our Interview With Phyllis From Mulga

    Maddy Glab
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    "I'd Rush The Field As An Elephant To Help Bama Win The Iron Bowl": Our Interview With Phyllis From MulgaNov 27, 2014 Ed. Note: With the Iron Bowl coming up this Saturday, we reached out to one of our favorite Alabama fans to find out what the storied matchup means to her. Phyllis Perkins, or ‘Phyllis from Mulga’, has become one of the most well-known callers on the Paul Finebaum show thanks to her fiery passion for the Crimson Tide. Earlier this week, ESPN named her one of the ‘First Ladies of the Iron Bowl’.  Q: When did you start calling into the Finebaum show?
  • Instant Reaction: Lions Beat Bears 34-17

    Mack Ferguson
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Instant Reaction: Lions Beat Bears 34-17Nov 27, 2014 Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson hooked up for 2 second quarter TD passes to give the Lions a 10 point halftime lead that the never relinquished en route to a 34-17 victory over the Bears on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. The Lions improve to 8-4 while the Bears fall to 5-7. Turning Point: The entire second quarter was an aerial show from Lions QB Matthew Stafford and the Lions receiving corps. Stafford was an impressive 22-26 passing for a career-high 275 yards in the 1st half and 2 TD’s to Calvin Johnson. Key Stat: Stafford…
  • White's Weekly NFL Pick 'Em: Week 13

    Doug White
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    White's Weekly NFL Pick 'Em: Week 13Nov 27, 2014 We’re in for a great weekend of football in week 13, with five matchups featuring two teams with records of  7-4 or better. And it all starts with a three-game slate of Thanksgiving games that promise to be competitive. Last week, we learned a few pivotal things to keep in mind when picking games: The Seahawks can still play elite defense, the Saints are no longer a shoe-in to win at home, and the Raiders are no longer a shoe-in to lose… well, whenever they take the field. Lions 34, Bears 27 (Thanksgiving Day Football) Stop…
  • Oregon Football News: Report Says Braxton Miller To The Ducks Rumor Is Unfounded

    Clark Mitchell
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Oregon Football News: Report Says Braxton Miller To The Ducks Rumor Is UnfoundedNov 27, 2014 Rumors have been flying over the past few days about a reported link between injured Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller and the Oregon Ducks. With current Buckeyes starting QB JT Barrett playing himself into the conversation next year with an extraordinary 2014 season, speculation has surfaced recently linking Miller to Auburn, Boston College, and the most pervasive rumor of all, Oregon. However, at this juncture it doesn’t appear that Miller has had contact with the Ducks has some…
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  • Premier League Football Week 11 Preview & Betting Tips

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    Cookie shares with us his selections for the weekends Premier League football, and had you have been following his selections this season you would be looking at a healthy 17% profit on your investment thus far! Great tipping.Liverpool v Chelsea Chelsea are rightly at the top of the table, and are looking the best team in the league, Liverpool however are looking a poor version of themselves from last season. But I think the pricing on this game reflects that too drastically. Its hard to justify Chelsea being around a 11/10 shot to go and win at Anfield against a Liverpool team that rested…
  • Premier League Football Week 8 Preview & Betting Tips

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    More winners again last week, after the international football break we get going again with some interesting fixtures and some equally interesting football betting tips from Game of Odds blogger and resident tipster, Cookie.Manchester City v Tottenham This matchup has recently brought us a lot of goals, 30 goals in the last 6, and should make for an interesting early kick off for the Premier League. The goals have been a little one-sided also with City scoring 22 of these 30. Throw into the mix that Spurs have injury questions over keeper Lloris and top scorer Chadli and you wonder if this…
  • Premier League Week 7 Preview & Betting Tips

    28 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    Our resident tipster Cookie is showing good profit in the Premier League so far with his football betting tips. Read on to find out this week's suggested winners. And remember to sign up to Game of Odds if you haven't already to put your football knowledge and predictions to the test!Hull v Crystal Palace Hull have looked an interesting side to watch, and they have got a decent enough set of players there, but something isn’t quite going right for them of late. They have won just one of their last 11 premier league matches since the FA Cup semi-final win last April (losing 6 along the…
  • Championship Week 6 Preview & Betting Tips

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Cookie took profit on both last weekend and this week’s midweek fixtures in the Championship, and he’s convinced about a few games with big plays this weekend. Cookie has a bigger stake available this weekend due to midweek winners - so is staking approx £12,000 this weekendWatford v Bournemouth I’ve been quite sweet about the chances of Bournemouth in their last two games, and they have let me down on both occasions, and this is very much a case of twice bitten thrice shy for me. Watford are without Troy Deeney and Fernando Foresieri, so are missing options up front (those two…
  • Premier League Week 5 Preview & Betting Tips

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    Last weekend’s results saw over a 10% profit on advised stakes in the Premier League and with the season running well into profit, what does Cookie have up his sleeve this week for you lucky punters?QPR v Stoke Whilst I understand each team has a quota that live television has to meet, it does seem that rather a lot of them are coming early in the season. And this weekend’s early live match in the premier league brings us a stinker in QPR vs Stoke. There isn’t much to get excited about here, and especially if you are a QPR fan, they have been conceding goals in chunks and…
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  • How To Use Our Rankings

    Colt Kesselring
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    College basketball season is here! Finally! I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the last few weeks as much as I have. Comparing your favorite team to the 2013-14 version of themselves, watching the various tournaments and tipoff marathons that fill the early part of the season, and of course, arguing about where teams are/should/could/will be ranked.It’s that last part I’d like to talk about today. The 2014-15 season is still in its infancy, but I’ve already seen more people than I’d care to count question our rankings, credibility, intelligence, and even…
  • A Request From Your Rival

    Colt Kesselring
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    It’s rivalry week in the FBS and I have something serious I’d like to talk about: the worst thing a sports fan can do to a rival. I’m not talking about a lighthearted prank, a mean-spirited trick, or even a straight-up crime. When executed properly, the back-and-forth of two rival fan-bases is often a welcome part of the pageantry of the event. By all means, put a bumper sticker on your rivals car, make outrageous bets on the outcome of your game, remind them how stupid their mascot is, how easy it is to get into their school, and how bleak the job market is…
  • Alena Learns Football: My First Tailgate

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Tailgating combines all things Americans love: the outdoors, barbeque, beer, and football. Before last Saturday though, when I pictured tailgating, I had the image of a few overly enthusiastic sports fans lurking outside the stadium getting drunk and yelling inappropriately at fans and players of opposing teams. But after a season of altering my athletic perspective, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to see what this tailgating stuff is all about. I wanted to know why it’s considered such an integral part of the college football fan experience.Before I hit the…
  • UNC Football Makes A Costly Mistake, and Other Bits of Rivalry Week Campus Chatter

    Neil Bisman
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Ah, rivalry week. The time of year when we hate people for not for the content of their character, but for the color of their alumni t-shirt. Let’s take a look around the FBS and listen in on this week’s Campus Chatter.-North Carolina kicked things off early this past Thursday, with a celebratory vandalizing of Duke’s property. The Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils, 45-20. Then, after the traditional spray-painting of the Victory Bell, UNC players decided to spray paint the visiting locker room – which I’m pretty sure is not part of the tradition.It was the Tar…
  • East Carolina and Green Bay Flying Up Our D1 Women’s Basketball Rankings

    Andy Coffaro
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    With the D1 Women’s basketball season entering its second week, we’ve seen quite a few schools score some impressive early season upsets. These victories have some unexpected teams rocketing up our rankings, teams that definitely have our attention as we enter the month of December.Let’s look at the top two D1 Women’s Basketball movers from this week.East Carolina Pirates: 5-0Preseason: BR-120 Last Week: BR-110 This Week: BR-98The East Carolina Pirates are off to a blistering 5-0 start, and have climbed 22 spots up our rankings since the season started. While…
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  • All The Items From Beyonce's New Video 7/11 Are From Bushwick

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Beyond just dropped a new video 7/11.  The US singer wore four items which are from fledgling Brooklyn label.Find the list of the items from Brooklyn label used by Beyonce in her new video:Gio Leather Baseball Cap: $575Leather Visor Crown : $425Overlap Bangle: $95Spring Coil Cuff: $130  This amounts to a total of $1,225,equivalent to the price of one room apartment in Bushwick.The 7/11 video is currently going viral online.
  • Photos:Winners Of 2014 NMVA Held At Eko Hotel & Suites,Victoria Island,Lagos

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    Nigeria Music Video Awards, NMVA is an award to honour Nigerian musicians who have done well and made the country proud.  This year's edition was held at the Eko Hotel & Suites,Victoria Island, Lagos. 2Face, Mc Galaxy, Oritsefemi,Harrysong , Joe-EL, Skales and Niyola thrilled the audience with their performances in the award.  Some of the winners of the 2014 NMVA areKcee,Harrysong, Kemi Adetiba,Niyola and Olamide etc.See the full list of 2014 NMVA winners below...Best Producer5 Star – WINNERHknYbnlEffyzzie EntertainmentChocolate CityMavin RecordsBest Use Of Visual EffectsGbade…
  • Photo:Kim Kardashian's Butt Sculpture,A Replica Of Paper Magazine Cover

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    New York based food artist,Jessica Siskin has created an outstanding cereal culpture which is a replica of Kim Kardashian’s classic Paper Magazine cover.  It should be recalled that when Kim Kardashian was used as a “Break the Internet” Paper Magazine cover,it went viral online.What do you think about the sculpture?
  • Photo:Uche Jombo And Hubby Share Photo From Thanksgiving Dinner

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo and her husband had a Thanksgiving dinner with their friends last night.  The actress who is currently in the US with her hubby Kenny Rodriguez shared a photo of the dinner.  She is currently pregnant,close to term and will be expecting her first baby any time from now.I wish them all the best.
  • Photos:Nollywood Actress Tonto Dikeh Launches 'Tonto Dikeh Foundation'

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    Great move by Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh!The actress has launched her foundation known as “Tonto Dikeh Foundation”.   The foundation is expected to collaborate with clinics,churches,mosques,schools,hospitals, Motherless babies homes and other NGOs who are keen to make a positive impact in the country.See more photos after the cut.....
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    Watch Hero Indian Super League Live Streaming 2014 | ISL Live Streaming

  • Delhi Dynamos vs Mumbai City : Preview and Prediction .

    ISL Official
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Delhi Dynamos vs Mumbai City : Preview and Prediction. Delhi Dynamos who have a slight chance to enter knockout stage will host Mumbai City FC. Match will be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday. Though this stadium has not proved lucky for home side , they will try to change that. Not many matches remaining in round robin stage , still , both teams playing today have a chance to make it to semis though they are bottom placed in league table. They face each other today in a must win tie up. Delhi Dynamos vs Mumbai City : Preview and Prediction. Delhi are coming in this match after a…
  • Bigg Boss 8 Live Feed – Download and Watch Online Full Episodes In HD

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:18 am
      Bigg Boss 8 Live, Bigg Boss 8 Live Feed, Watch Bigg Boss 8 Live Online Full Episodes In HD Download – Bigg Boss is the most popular Indian television reality show hosted by the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan . This season of the Bigg Boss is very interesting and had many popular contestants in this season. So everyone is looking for the Bigg Boss 8 live telecast streaming.  Those who cannot watch in television, they can see here live episode of each and every day. So, not to worry we’ll update you every news about the house. After the Comedy Nights of kapil only this show is…
  • [Match 42] NorthEast United vs Chennaiyin FC : Preview and Prediction.

    ISL Official
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    [Match 42] NorthEast United vs Chennaiyin FC : Preview and Prediction Chennaiyin FC will be looking to extend their control at the top of ISL when the travel to Guwahati to play bottom placed club NorthEast United. [Match 42] NorthEast United vs Chennaiyin FC : Preview and PredictionNorthEast United will host Chennaiyin FC at Indira Gandhi Stadium , Guwahati on Thursday evening. The match will kick of at 7:00 p.m. The home team has no other option but to get all three points and move ahead in table. Whereas Chennaiyin FC who are comfortably placed at top of the table. Chennaiyin FC will try…
  • {Match 41} FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters : Preview , Prediction , Live Streaming.

    ISL Official
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:34 am
    {Match 41} FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters : Preview , Prediction , Live Streaming. Margoa : Having jumped to fifth place after beating FC Pune City 2-0 , FC Goa host tricky Kerala Blasters FC in Indian Super League 2014 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Match will kick off on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. {Match 41} FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters : Preview , Prediction , Live Streaming. Kerala Blasters won their last match against strong Atletico de Kolkata 2-1 . Another win today will take Kerala Blasters to second spot. Kerala Blasters are unbeaten in their last five matches. FC Goa after poor start have gained…
  • North East United FC Vs Delhi Dynamos FC {Highlights, Review, Post Analysis}

    ISL Official
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Last match score between Delhi Dynamos FC and North East United were draw by 0-0. North East United FC are at 7th place with 10 points. They have won two matches, drawn four matches and lost four matches. They lost their last match with Atletico De Kolkata by 1-0. If they win today, they will go to 4th place. Delhi Dynamos FC are at 8th place with 7 points. They have won only one match, drawn four matches and lost four matches. They have lost their last match with Kerala Blasters FC by 1-0. If they win today, they will go to 7th place. North East United FC Vs Delhi Dynamos FC {Goals, Goal…
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  • NorthEast United VS Delhi Dynamos FC {Match 40} Prediction 2014

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

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

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    FC Goa VS FC Pune City {Match 38} Prediction 2014: The Hero Indian Super League Match was started on October 12th, 2014. The Indian Super League 38th Match is played between FC Goa VS FC Pune City. The ISL football tournament was started with Indian Super League Opening Ceremony. In Hero India Super League total 8 teams are take part in it, all Indian Super League teams are Mumbai City FC, North East United, Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters FC, FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos Fc. If you are searching for FC Goa VS FC Pune City ISL Match Prediction then you are at the right place to get. This ISL…
  • Kerala Blasters FC VS Atletico de Kolkata {Match 37} Prediction 2014

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Kerala Blasters FC VS Atletico de Kolkata {Match 37} Prediction 2014: The Hero Indian Super League Match was started on October 12th, 2014. The Indian Super League 37th Match is played between Kerala Blasters FC VS Atletico de Kolkata. The ISL football tournament was started with Indian Super League Opening Ceremony. In Hero India Super League total 8 teams are take part in it, all Indian Super League teams are Mumbai City FC, North East United, Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters FC, FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos Fc. If you are searching for Kerala Blasters FC VS Atletico de Kolkata ISL Match…
  • Chennaiyin FC VS FC Pune City {Match 35} Prediction 2014

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    Chennaiyin FC VS FC Pune City {Match 35} Prediction 2014: The Hero Indian Super League Match was started on October 12th, 2014. The Indian Super League 36th Match is played between Chennaiyin FC VS FC Pune City. The ISL football tournament was started with Indian Super League Opening Ceremony. In Hero India Super League total 8 teams are take part in it, all Indian Super League teams are Mumbai City FC, North East United, Delhi Dynamos, Kerala Blasters FC, FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos Fc. If you are searching for Chennaiyin FC VS FC Pune City ISL Match Prediction then you are at the right…
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    Freedom Divers - Phuket Scuba Diving

  • Start of the Similans Liveaboard season

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:28 pm
    This season is shaping up to be another excellent one in the Similans There is a lot of energy in the dive community here as many people have been seeing Manta Rays and Whale Sharks on a few different dive sites, everyone is talking about it being a very good season already, these big fish are not normally seen so early on in the season. On the first Scuba Explorer cruise in October we saw a Manta Ray and Whale Shark on the same dive at Koh Bon. The life on each of the dive sites is amazing and so diverse, is really is a wonderful way to spend a holiday, sleeping on the boat and diving 4…
  • Underwater Photography and Videography Workshops with Freedom Divers

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Do you want to learn how to take photos and video underwater? Take your enjoyment of diving to the next level by learning to take expert photos and videos on your dives with Freedom Divers National Geopraphic and Animal Planet Vidoegrapher. Have you ever tried to explain to non diver friends and family what life in the Ocean is like, only to be stuck for words? Maybe you have already take underwater photos but want to learn more about composition, lighting, aperture, shutter speed, editing and more. The Freedom Divers Underwater Photography and Videography Workshops are an interesting and…
  • Money off all courses with Freedom Divers in October

    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Come take a course with us at Freedom Divers Have you wanted to take your PADI Open Water, or progress on to get your Advanced, Rescue, Speciality courses or even Dive Master. Freedom Divers are offering a fantastic 10% off all courses in the month of October, bring a friend get an even bigger 15% off for you and your friend. Getting your PADI Open Water certificate opens you up to a whole new world, once you experience that feeling of being weightless underwater you will be planning all your holidays around diving. The Open Water course only takes 3 days, 1 spent in the classroom and pool,…
  • Sharks and the worlds oceans

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    What is your opinion on Sharks? Beautiful? Dangerous? Scary? Powerful? Whatever your thoughts, Shark finning is the hot topic at the moment due to many organisations and even celebrity’s getting on board trying to ban the exportation of shark fins, and trying to stop restaurants from serving it on their menu. Shark fin soup has for many years been a luxury dish in many Asian countries, seen as something only the rich and famous ate, with many people now being able to afford this luxury it is becoming a common dish to have (still very expensive) and many restaurants serve it. There has…
  • Phuket day trip diving at Racha Yai

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:21 am
    Why should you be diving at Racha Yai right now? Its low season at the moment in Phuket and you may have heard bad things about the diving, rough boat rides, storms, rain, bad visibility. Well let me tell you that the diving at Racha Yai now is fantastic, this is why you should be diving here… Its true, we are getting some storms and rain, but what is a little bit of rain when you are diving, its not like you are afraid of getting a bit wet!! The water temperatures are 29 Degrees, its actually warmer in the water then out of it, meaning you do not need to wear a wet suit, although most…
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  • Game 22: Thanksgiving showdown with Philly

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    The Rangers are in Philadelphia this afternoon to take on the Flyers in NBC’s kickoff show for the NHL season. The last time these two teams squared off, Cam Talbot stopped 31 shots en route to a shutout, the first of two straight for the Rangers. The Flyers have been a team in disarray this […] The post Game 22: Thanksgiving showdown with Philly appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Glass out with flu like symptoms, Stempniak to dress

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Per Rick Carpinello, winger Tanner Glass will be out tonight with flu like symptoms. Lee Stempniak will return to the lineup to take his place. Also, it’s confirmed that Ryan McDonagh will play tonight, and John Moore –not Matt Hunwick– will be the odd man out on the blue line. Cam Talbot will get the […] The post Glass out with flu like symptoms, Stempniak to dress appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • The impact of Ryan McDonagh’s return

    28 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    For the first time all season, the Rangers will dress a fully healthy squad. Captain Ryan McDonagh, injured since early this month with a separated shoulder, is set to return tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. His return helps balance out the lineup on special teams as well as at even strength, but it goes far […] The post The impact of Ryan McDonagh’s return appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • The Rangers Thanksgiving musings

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Have a happy thanksgiving everyone. Just a few Rangers thoughts to keep you going as you head into the thanksgiving weekend. Last season it was a ‘Marty St Louis love fest’. The two games against the Lightning this season, well they have been Ryan Callahan love fests. Given the Rangers’ familiarity with their former captain […] The post The Rangers Thanksgiving musings appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Happy Thanksgiving

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    From us here at BSB (yes, even Chris, who’s British), we want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. We are very thankful for you all to be supporting us the way you have over the past 6 years, and this place wouldn’t be what it is today without you guys. As for the loss, […] The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Disney veröffentlicht ersten Teaser Trailer: Zurück in die weit, weit entfernte Galaxie

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Von Yannick Arnon am 28.11.2014 – 18:03 Uhr Das Warten hat ein Ende, heute ging der erste Teaser zu Star Wars: The Force Awakens online. In der mittlerweile siebten Episode erfahren wir, wie das Leben in der weit, weit entfernten Galaxie nach dem Sturz des Imperiums weitergeht. “There has been an awakening… Have you felt it?” Mit diesen Worten beginnt der erste Teaser Trailer zu Star Wars: The Force Awakens und unzählige Star Wars-Fans auf der ganzen Welt dürften sein heutiges Debüt gespürt haben. Kein Wunder, denn die Nachrichten des Aufkaufs der…
  • Super Smash Bros.: Nintendos Wii U-Prügler im Launch-Trailer

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Das ist der offizielle Launch-Trailer zu Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Der Fun-Prügler ist ab sofort im Retail-Handel und auch als Download im eShop für Nintendos Heimkonsole erhältlich. Für den 3DS gibt es Super Smash Bros. bereits seit einigen Wochen. Zurück Weiter 1  This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at Gamezone – News
  • WEC – Sao Paulo: Porsche bestimmt den Auftakt

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    28. November 2014 – 18:09 Uhr Porsche knapp vor Audi und Toyota: Dem 919 Hybrid schmeckt die Formel-1-Strecke in Interlagos – Ferrari in der GTE-Pro vor Porsche und Aston Martin Am Freitagmittag am schnellsten: Der Porsche von Webber/Hartley/Bernhard © ( – Die Gesichter in der Box des Porsche-LMP1-Teams dürfen mit der Sonne in Sao Paulo um die Wette strahlen. Die Mannschaft aus Weissach bracht beim Auftakt beide 919 Hybrid an die Spitze des WEC-Klassements. Bei Streckentemperaturen von über 30 Grad (Luft: 26°C) waren die beiden Porsches…
  • Eindhoven in der nächsten Runde

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Die Partie zwischen Estoril und Einhoven musste wegen starken Regens am Donnerstag abgebrochen werden(Copyright: getty) Das am Donnerstag zur Pause abgebrochene Spiel in der Europa League zwischen GD Estoril und PSV Eindhoven ist einen Tag später mit 3:3 (3:2) zu Ende gegangen. Das Vorrundenspiel der Gruppe E war wegen sintflutartiger Regenfälle in der Halbzeit beim Spielstand von 3:2 für die Gastgeber abgebrochen und am Freitagnachmittag fortgeführt worden. Georginio Wijnaldum gelang in der 82. Minute der Ausgleich für die Niederländer, die sich durch den Punktgewinn vorzeitig für die…
  • Arbeit in Ferguson zu gefährlich: Todesschütze quittiert den Dienst

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Politik Dem US-Sender ABC gab Wilson (r.) zuletzt ein ausführliches Interview.(Foto: AP) Freitag, 28. November 2014 Er hat nach eigenen Angaben ein reines Gewissen und würde wieder so handeln. Als Polizist will Darren Wilson, der in Ferguson die tödlichen Schüsse auf Michael Brown abgab, aber nicht mehr arbeiten. Es sei zu gefährlich, sagt sein Anwalt. Der Polizist, der im August in der US-Stadt Ferguson den schwarzen Teenager Michael Brown erschossen hat, wird nicht mehr in den Dienst zurückkehren. Die Polizeiarbeit sei für Darren Wilson mittlerweile zu gefährlich, sagte sein Anwalt…
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  • Aguero's Brilliance masks City's struggles

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Manchester City last night managed to beat the imperial Bayern Munich in Manchester, but the brilliance of Sergio Aguero once again papered over the cracks of a weak City team.Sergio AgueroAfter a brilliant start which saw City dominate the German giants, they took the lead through a penalty. Mehdi Benatia got the wrong side of Aguero and cut him down, receiving a red card in the process. It should have been plain sailing, from there, as you’d expect a team of Manchester City’s quality to dominate against ten men, but that was not the case.Bayern came back into the game with ten men and,…
  • Talking points in Europe

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    What we have learned in the season so far....UEFA Champions League Trophy [Image from Flickr by: Daniel]Just over four months since the inception of the European leagues we have managed to understand a few things:Messi's brief moment in the lights was after the Argentine captain saw his hat trick against Sevilla take him to the top of the all-time top goal scorer as he overtook Telmo Zarra. The feat was one of few highlights as the headlines have belonged to Leo Messi's rival and current La liga top goal-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. Out of curiosity, I went to look up how far off he is from…
  • Road Rage! Ronaldo Doesn't Want To Stop Rolls Royce At Crossing, Beeps At Jesse & Guy In His Way!

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Road Rage! Ronaldo Doesn't Want To Stop Rolls Royce At Crossing, Beeps At Jesse & Guy In His Way!Cristiano RonaldoWhen Cristiano Ronaldo left Valdebebas today with Coentrao in his Rolls Royce, a bit of road rage took over when Jesse and another poor guy was blocking his way at a Zebra crossing.Watch the video here:
  • Transfer Rumors - Liverpool

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Liverpool FC [Image from Flickr by: ShakeFrog]Lucas Leiva: Recent events have indicated that Liverpool Midfielder, Lucas Leiva, will exit the club in the January transfer window. Leiva’s agent, Henrique Coelho, admits that the departure is most likely occurring, “Is it possible that Lucas could leave Liverpool in January?  Yes, naturally.” Lucas has only managed two premier league starts under Brendan Rodgers, and has expressed his frustrations about this before. However, Lucas Leiva has indicated in various situations how much the Club means to him and how much he appreciates the…
  • Preview: Arsenal vs Manchester United

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    Preview: Arsenal vs Manchester United [Image from Flickr by: wonker]Two sides, that are from two completely different galaxies. The derby stretches back to when Sir Alex Ferguson realized Arsene Wenger would be a threat to his dominion. It was a rivalry worth noting as it was highlighted by not just the managers' behaviors but also two of the clubs' stalwarts- Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira. Fast forward to the future and the sides look completely different. Both sides share several similarities; lack leadership, no steel in the middle of the park and have been displaced as two of the most…
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  • Fear of G20 and Loathing the Press

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

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

    Clayton L. Luce
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:52 pm
    “Somebody once said that DNA moves in mysterious ways.” I could hear the drum beating. A strange dark rhythm coming from deep within the mist. My companion had come in full regalia – full military gear complete with a Winchester AR-15 assault rifle and a big ugly .45 Smith & Wesson. I convinced him to leave the former in the big grey Cadillac, which we had conveniently parked far off the shoulder of the highway, with the headlights off, of course. “Leave the engine running,” I said, “and for Christ’s sakes put that fucking machine gun away, man. He doesn’t fight with…
  • The 2014 Elections are Over

    Clayton L. Luce
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    The Elections are over now, and the vote-pimps have receded back into dark-wet corners and underground bunkers and big, pink Cadillacs, with signs like “VOTE OR DIE” or “I’LL BREAK A LEG FOR THE GOP” crudely taped onto tinted windows. They are silent for now, licking their wounds and sleeping off victory hangovers. The winners won big this year and the losers lost bigger. Obama and his administration of Black Panthers were beaten like cheap whores by the GOP which dusted off its national chest of Nazi propaganda pamphlets and united the White Power base into a riotous frenzy…
  • John Wick is Why We Still Go to Movie Theaters

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    The plot is not complicated. An assassin takes an impossible job to get out of the business in order to spend more time with his dying wife. She dies, but gives him a reason to live – a dog. Some prick kills the dog, and the assassin goes back to work. John Wick doesn’t need a complicated, dramatic plot to be the reason why we still got to movie theaters. I’d been jacked to see John Wick since Doug Benson recommended it on his podcast, “Doug Loves Movies.” John Wick is the perfect film to see with a large audience on the big screen, so when my cousin and I got to…
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  • Formula One: Carlos Sainz Jr takes 2nd Toro Rosso seat alongside Verstappen!

    Jordan Groves
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    Scuderia Toro Rosso have announced today that Formula Renault 3.5 champion Carlos Sainz Jr will race for them in next year’s 2015 Formula One World Championship. He will be in the second seat alongside teenager Max Verstappen, who was announced earlier this year. Sainz Jr, son of former World Rally Champion Carlos Sr, tested for senior team Red Bull earlier this week at the Abu Dhabi post-season test and will replace Jean-Eric Vergne who had driven for the team since 2012. The Frenchman announced on Twitter a few days ago that he would not be retaining his seat. Carlos won a record…
  • Formula One: Hamilton vs. Rosberg – Silver Arrows Supreme in stunning 2014 season!

    Jordan Groves
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Lewis Hamilton has won his 2nd Formula One world championship after taking victory at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. His team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg finished second in the championship after mechanical problems pushed him down to 13th place. Everybody knew that Mercedes were a force to be reckoned heading into the season opening round of the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. Winter testing had shown that they had massive amounts of pace without the massive reliability problems experienced by rivals Red Bull; who barely had a day where their car stopped. Lewis Hamilton took the first…
  • Final championship standings for the 2014 F1 season!

    Jordan Groves
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Drivers’ championship: Position Driver Points 1 Lewis Hamilton 384 2 Nico Rosberg 317 3 Daniel Ricciardo 238 4 Valtteri Bottas 186 5 Sebastian Vettel 167 6 Fernando Alonso 161 7 Felipe Massa 134 8 Jenson Button 126 9 Nico Hulkenberg 96 10 Sergio Perez 59 11 Kevin Magnussen 55 12 Kimi Raikkonen 55 13 Jean-Eric Vergne 22 14 Daniil Kvyat 8 15 Romain Grosjean 8 16 Jules Bianchi 2 17 Pastor Maldonado 2 18 Esteban Gutierrez 0 19 Adrian Sutil 0 20 Max Chilton 0 21 Marcus Ericsson 0 22 Kamui Kobayashi 0 23 Will Stevens 0 Constructors’ championship: Position Team Points 1 Mercedes 701 2…
  • Formula One: Lewis Hamilton claims world championship with Abu Dhabi win!

    Jordan Groves
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Lewis Hamilton has won the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and with it the Formula One drivers’ championship after Nico Rosberg suffered with mechanical issues and fell from 2nd to 14th in the second half of the race. Rosberg was 2 seconds behind the Brit after losing the lead at turn 1, but a combination of multiple problems developed on his car which saw him fall out of the points and out of contention for the title. The win wasn’t as simple as Lewis might have thought heading into the final few laps. Felipe Massa had the faster tyre compound fitted to his Williams in order to give…
  • Formula One: Rosberg on pole for desert dual for the title!

    Jordan Groves
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    Nico Rosberg is on pole position for the all important championship showdown between himself and team-mate Lewis Hamilton in tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton looked to have the edge in the first two qualifying sessions, but a lock-up on his first run in the top 10 shoot-out evaporated his momentum and allowed Rosberg to steal pole position. Williams looked as though they could threaten Mercedes after Q2, but their challenge faded. They will start from the third row of the grid. Q1: Conditions were perfect as the sun began to set over the Yas Marina circuit. Mercedes had taken…
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  • Product Review: Quechua Down X-Light

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Product Review: Quechua Down X-Light During the cold winter weather, that we often experience here in the UK, it is vital that we have a well stocked winter wardrobe to help fight off the freezing temperatures. One of the best types of apparel for this kind of weather is most definitely the Down jacket. Down jackets are without doubt one of the most iconic winter weather garments used around the world due to the many properties that they offer as well as their truly timeless style. Traditionally down jackets have been very pricey. However more recently, there are more and more models becoming…
  • Product Review: GEONAUTE ONnight 200+ Headlamp

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Product Review: GEONAUTE ONnight 200+ Headlamp The Geonaute ONnight 200+ headlamp is a powerful 80 Lumen head torch, perfectly designed for outdoor activities at night.  Featuring easy to use push-buttons that can be used with gloves; offering three light settings of brightness and a red light for close reading, as not to impair night vision. There is also a setting for a flashing red light for being seen.  With a one-click system, changing between light settings is both easy and well designed.  Using maximum power mode, a distance of 46 m (151 ft) and 18 m (59 ft) in eco setting, is…
  • How to get your Skis ready for the New Season

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    How to get your Skis ready for the New Season As the nights start to draw in and the weather starts to turn that little bit cooler, the minds of regular skiers will start to think about the coming winter season. Well-organized people will have had their skis serviced at the end of the last season and they will be ready to go for their holidays. However, one finds that the majority of us will have arrived home and put their ski equipment away, still in the bag and probably still wet! If this is the case, all is not lost – here is how you can get them back into top ski-able shape to give you…
  • Ski Waxing for Different Conditions & Temperatures

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Ski Waxing for Different Conditions & Temperatures In our Decathlon workshops we are fully equipped and our workshop technicians are fully trained to carry out ski waxing by hand, which mean that we can offer a comprehensive waxing service to all our customers.You may ask why we would want to bother with performance or temperature waxing, as most of us are 1 week a year holiday skiers! Ski conditions vary depending on the time of year, altitude, fresh snow/old snow/man-made snow and resort. We spend quite a bit of money on our ski holiday and buy nice equipment to take with us, so we…
  • Ski Services available at Decathlon Stores

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Ski Services available at Decathlon Stores In our Decathlon workshops we offer a full range of ski services, we can fine tune your skis ready to hit the slopes for the coming season. Our qualified and well trained technicians can offer both automated or manual servicing; often it ends up as a mixture of both. We can tailor a service to meet your needs: waxing, edge & wax, base grinding, stone grinding (in some of our stores) and hole filling. We also offer binding fitting and adjustment. For our basic service; we clean the bases with a solvent based wax remover to get as much dirt out of…
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  • Six big name college football coaches with programs in decline

    David Whitlock
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    David Whitlock It’s that time of year, when speculation runs rampant on which college football coaches will not return to their school for the following season.  Those at the forefront of this list are usually coaches in the 3 – 5 year range who just haven’t quite turned the corner (Brady Hoke, Will Muschamp, etc.).  We’re not talking about them.  The hardest decision for a college football program to make is to recognize when a popular and successful head coach may not have it anymore.  They’ve been to the mountaintop and it looks like they’re never…
  • Marcus Allen sounds off on the Raiders celebrating their first win

    Jason Whitney
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Jason Whitney Hall of Fame running back and former Oakland Raider Marcus Allen was not a fan of the celebration that took place last Thursday night when Oakland got its first win of the season over the Kansas City Chiefs. Allen, who also played for the Chiefs, said he laughed out loud in embarrassment as several Oakland players were prematurely celebrating while the Chiefs offense was lining up to snap the ball on fourth down. Via USA Today – For The Win: “That will go down as one of the, I hate to use the word, but teaching moments,” he said. “It should because we were laughing…
  • Hitting up any sports games during the holiday season? Check out some good deals

    Jason Whitney
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    Jason Whitney As we approach the busiest time of the year for businesses and travel, it’s important to try to find the best deals instead of breaking the bank because you didn’t look around and settled on the first thing you saw. As November ends and December starts, football and basketball games are in full swing. College football championship games and bowl games are on the horizon while the NBA is picking up and college basketball early season tournaments begin. Which means when you decided to jump online and book your plane ticket and hotel accommodations, you should first…
  • Bills fan does HILARIOUS snow version of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

    Jason Whitney
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Jason Whitney The city of Buffalo, New York has been getting pounded by snow this past week to the tune of record levels. Despite the killer storm, this hasn’t stopped players and native Buffalonians from enjoying one of the worst winter storms ever. While the Buffalo sports teams have had to either relocate or worry about fans showing up to the games because of the snow, some residents have used this winter storm as an opportunity to get creative. And this was certainly the case when a Buffalo native used Taylor Swift’s smash hit song “Shake If Off’ to shovel the…
  • Hundley’s Chance To Attain Greatness Tomorrow

    Jason Whitney
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Jason Whitney This week’s most anticipated game kicks off this Saturday as two long time rivals promise to provide us with drama and excitement tomorrow in Los Angeles. Yes, it’s the UCLA vs. USC game. Over the past few years this match­up has been overlooked despite its history because one of the two teams always seems to be floundering this time of year, luckily for us this season’s game has huge implications on the Pac­12 and potentially the College Football Playoff. Pressure On For Brett Hundley If the Bruins are to close the deal for fans, they will need to look to their…
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  • Floyd Mayweather Dropped A New Vid of A Woman Bathing Him Last Night, Because #MoneyTeam

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Oh, pretty boy Floyd … The Pound-for-Pound GOAT, Floyd Mayweather ditched the Turkey pictures and got bubbly with his Instagram followers last night by sharing a new video of a woman rubbing his back and bathing him. Check the video below: This the season to the Naughty one. In speaking of Naughty, check out Floyd on our Naughty and Nice List 2014 here and see where he ended up! The post Floyd Mayweather Dropped A New Vid of A Woman Bathing Him Last Night, Because #MoneyTeam appeared first on DUNK360 |…
  • Ho, Ho, Ho! See Who Made Our DUNK360 Christmas Naughty or Nice 2014 List! [PHOTOS]

    Keshia G
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Everyone will contribute to making good and bad decisions in their life, even athletes. As the holiday season approaches, we would like to reminisce about all of the good and bad people in the world of sports. As we all know, jolly Ol’ Santa Claus maintains two separate lists; the “Nice” list holds the people and their individual achievements for this year. The “Naughty” list consists of people who were more appalling rather than nice. See which athletes will be getting candy…
  • #TBT: Mark Sanchez and “The Butt Fumble”

    Shaun Brown
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Mark Sanchez has a lot to be thankful for today. His redemption tour continues as he leads the 8-3 Eagles against its division rival, the 8-3 Cowboys. Sanchez has been quite solid in Philly since stepping up for the injured Nick Foles. However Sanchez’s fortune wasn’t always so positive. He was once a New York Jet. On Thanksgiving 2012 one of his most embarrassing moments as a New York Jet occurred. The infamous “Butt Fumble” had happened on Turkey Day in a game against the New England…
  • Zach Mettenberger Checks Into Rehab; No Longer Addicted to Selfies!

    Shaun Brown
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website “This is the National Football League, not high school. Welcome to the show.” These were strong words said by one of the most menacing presents in the National Football League. Houston Texans Linebacker J.J. Watt made that interesting statement after sacking Tennessee Titans Quarterback Zach Mettenberger last month. After the sack, Watt celebrated by taking a make believe selfie. The rookie Titans Quarterback had a series of selfies go viral this season. The selfies were taken before games and…
  • The Facts: Highlights from CM Punk’s “Art Of Wrestling” Podcast Interview

    Marcus Flowers
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Remember when Kendrick Lamar dropped arguably the best verse of 2013 in the song “control”? The internet went wild. CM Punk has just did the same thing in a different way. In Colt Cabana‘s wrestling podcast The Art of Wrestling the Second City Saint/Savior finally lets his opinion go on WWE. Here are a few highlights amongst the many gems that stood out in the podcast. People tweet me all the time that you can’t change [the company] from your couch in Chicago. I absolutely disagree,…
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  • NFL Week 12, Infuriating Parity

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    The price of a footballer appears to be increasing with each passing year and as a result, there have been some BIG money transfers. Some of them have turned out well, such as Cristiano Ronaldo’s £80m move to Real Madrid. It’s fair to say that’s he’s done quite well since he arrived there. However, there … Continue Reading → The post The Most Expensive Useless Team appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • 10 Athletes Who Went Broke

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    The world’s top athletes have always been known to rake in a handsome salary. Whether you’re a boxer, a footballer, a tennis player or a golfer – there is money to be made for those at the top of their game. That being said, with great money comes great temptation (paraphrasing from Spiderman) and sometimes, … Continue Reading → The post 10 Athletes Who Went Broke appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • The Most Expensive Team Ever!

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    So, we were thinking about doing the Most Expensive Team Ever post because we thought it was a good idea – we still do, but there is a difference between the Most Expensive 11 Players Ever and an actual team. The most expensive 11 ever would consist of strikers mainly, and have no goalkeeper. So, … Continue Reading → The post The Most Expensive Team Ever! appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • The 10 Best Football Adverts Ever!

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Every football fan knows what to expect when a major tournament is approaching, or a new type of boot is coming out – several new commercials involving some of the best players in the world at the time, and sometimes even other top sportsmen. From this, there are 2 things that we know for sure … Continue Reading → The post The 10 Best Football Adverts Ever! appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • Tactical Super Frugal Food Solutions

    Stefanie Szula
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Living frugal – enjoyment is allowed! Frugal living doesn’t necessarily mean Spartan living. There is a subtle difference here. The latter refers to a style of living where comfort and luxury are out of the equation. With frugal living, they remain in  the equation – but only for special occasions, and never involving a situation … Continue Reading → The post Tactical Super Frugal Food Solutions appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
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  • Carmelo Anthony Finally Reveals Why He Didn’t Come To Chicago

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Chicago Bulls Basketball – Carmelo Anthony recently commented on his thoughts regarding the huge pitch the Chicago Bulls threw at him this summer, and he claims they did it perfect. The problem wasn’t the Bulls. Even though Melo recognized that Chicago was a perfect opportunity for him, he says it came down to living in Chicago and he decided New York was his choice. “It came down to Chicago and New York,” Anthony said during the program. “Chicago was the one from Day 1 [and] was something I was very impressed with. They were looking for someone like me to come in and take…
  • Detroit Lions DB Pissed Off Chicago Bears Tried To Pad Stats For Cutler At End Of Game

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    Chicago Bears Football - As everyone continues to work off their Thanksgiving hangover, the Detroit Lions are talking mad shit about Jay Cutler and the Bears. Specifically, Detroit Lions defensive back Glover Quin who claims he’s pissed off the Chicago Bears tried to pad stats at the end of the game to make Cutler look good. When asked how he felt about the victory, Quin specifically mentions the last drive of the game where the Chicago Bears attempted to score with 1:55 left while trailing by 17 points. “I was a little frustrated when we came back out there because I knew Jay Cutler…
  • 8 Specific Things Blackhawks Fans Should Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

    Brian Foran
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Everyone loves Thanksgiving. While you’re likely still sprawled out like a beached whale on your living room couch due to the severe food coma you just snapped out of here, now is the perfect time for reflection. Forget your family and friends for just a moment and allow your favorite hockey team in to your hearts for just a minute. Here are seven things Blackhawks fans should all be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.   1. The Regression of the Colorado Avalanche   Many saw 2013-2014 as the coming out party for the young but gifted Colorado Avalanche. Finishing in first place…
  • Watch The Star Wars Episode VII Trailer Here, It Will Blow Your Mind

    Brian Foran
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Okay, so this is not exactly sports related but it does have a few things to do with Chicago. For one, the George Lucas Museum will be a stones throw away from Soldier Field. And two Sports Mockery has done a couple of Star Wars themed articles in the past. Also its fricken’ Star Wars. The most culturally iconic film franchise in the history of man. If you’re not pumped for this film you are dead on the inside. Anyways, here is the hyperlink to the video on ITunes.   Because of the overwhelming traffic to the site, it may take a bit to load. Update:  564 total views,…
  • These Photos Of Drunk Chicago Athletes Are Too Funny To Take Seriously

    Danny Cheskis
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    Everyone knows that athletes like to have a little fun after games and during the offseason. Sometimes, however, they have a little too much fun, and alcohol can cause some interesting predicaments. Some athlete have lost their jobs in Chicago, and abroad, following nights consuming a tad too much liquor. Many players have come and gone over the years, and some left their mark more than others. Pics of drunk Chicago athletes over the past few decades. Kyle Orton When Kyle Orton joined the Chicago Bears, his past with booze at Purdue seemed to follow him. If Orton had a relationship with…
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  • The Wildcard’s Guide to the NFL - Week 13

    Nick Robinson
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Last Week: 13-2Season: 115-60-1Chicago Bears (5-6) at Detroit Lions (7-4)Happy Thanksgiving, people! Here are some things that I’m thankful for:Being aliveNot having to celebrate ThanksgivingThe Cowboys’ Offensive LineThree NFL games on FridayThe murky depths of the internetPeople reading this column (cheers)People who like TNC on facebook, follow on twitter, etc. (cheers)The written words of Charles BukowskiThat half empty (sorry, half full) bottle of Southern Comfort on my deskThat 13-2 week I had with my picks last time (Personal Best!)Here’s Detroit’s chance to immediately bounce…
  • The Dugout - November 26

    Nick Robinson
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Stuff That Happened NFL Week 12The New England Patriots are pretty much the best team in the NFL now. Remember the drama earlier in the season over Brady and whether he was done or not? Whether Bill Belichick would be able to make anything of yet another band of merry men and outcasts? They out-duelled the Broncos a few weeks back, ran all over the Colts last week and this time they picked apart the Detroit Lions like it was nothing. One of the best defences going around. Most of their best games have been at home, but that’s hardly an issue heading into the playoffs when they have the best…
  • Giancarlo's Bank

    Nick Robinson
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Money, Money, MONEY! You know who has lots of money? This guy.Giancarlo Stanton is about to be making massive bank. He’s gonna need a truck to drag all those cheques to the bank. They might as well just let him print his own bills. That’s because Mr Stanton is about to sign the biggest contract in American sports. US$325m over 13 years…There’s definitely a prevailing notion here that Three Hundred and Twenty Five MILLION dollars is too much cash for one man. Even if he lives in Miami. How many mansions does he need? How many cars, how much cocaine, how many ex-wives? The ManFirst up,…
  • Fast Break Report #11: Webby's Trebbies

    Nick Robinson
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    NZ Breakers 80-72 Melbourne UnitedFour in a row, yo.Playing at Vector where the team is yet to lose this season, a massive second quarter outweighed a sluggish third and the Breakers moved to 8-3 for the season. That’s good for second place on the ladder as things stand, below Perth at 7-2. (UPDATE - Melbourne went on to beat Perth on Sunday, putting NZB up to first!)Unfortunately it did come at a cost as Tom Abercrombie pulled out of the game after picking up a quad injury in shootarounds earlier in the day. He could miss a month.Reuben Te Rangi made the start in Abo’s place, but it was…
  • The Wildcard’s Guide to the NFL - Week 12

    Nick Robinson
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Last Week: 9-5Season: 102-58-1Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) at Oakland Raiders (0-10)Man, last week was ruthless. There’s always a week like that at least once this season where you just can’t catch a break with picks. I had a week like that in Week 9 when I went 6-7, but at least managed to ride the wave last round. I had Houston, Chicago and Miami all to win, even if I got ripped to shreds on a couple others. From here on it’s back into the tipping grind until the last couple weeks when some teams don’t care anymore any they let gamblers, columnists and armchair commentators alike all…
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  • Brendan Rodgers: ‘I’m Favourite For The Sack’

    Nicky Boyle
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes he is “favourite for the sack” after the Reds’ poor run of form. Having picked up only one point from their last four games, Liverpool sit 12th in the Premier League, 18 points behind leaders Chelsea. “A few months ago I was the manager of the year, now I’m favourite to get the sack,” said Rodgers, who is actually third-favourite with most bookmakers. “It’s part and parcel of this wonderful life of working in football.” “All you can do is focus on the immediate job, on what you can…
  • Jose Mourinho On The Ballon d’Or

    Nicky Boyle
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    Jose Mourinho has mocked individual awards in football, following the announcement of the shortlist for Fifa’s Ballon d’Or, comparing the campaigns that some players launch to win these sort of accolades to the American presidential race for the White House. Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are on the 23-man shortlist for the Fifa Ballon d’Or award while Mourinho himself is on the coach of the year list. Various Chelsea players have also been nominated in their position in the ‘team of the year’ but Mourinho looked faintly disgusted on Friday when he was asked whether…
  • Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos Is A Bit Tired Playing So Much Football

    Talking Baws
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    One of the most surprising transfer developments of last Summer was Toni Kroos’ move to Real Madrid from German champions Bayern Munich. He has been a star for both club and country, so Real Madrid landed a fantastic deal when they got him, said to be worth almost EUR10m to the player each season. Happy days. Well not quite. It was very sad to hear that he is now very tired after playing so much football over the past year, commenting to German media, “playing with Bayern, the World Cup, then the Spanish Supercup and I haven’t missed a game for Real Madrid. I have never played…
  • Alexis Sanchez Behind Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo In Assists+Goals Table This Season

    Nicky Boyle
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Arsenal’s very own Alexis Sanchez is currently sitting fourth in the list of players with most goals+assists for club and country so far in 2014. Alexis has managed a combined total of 49, a huge 9 in front of Barcelona’s Neymar. Lionel Messi leads the way with a staggering 73, two ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has amassed a total of 71. Interestingly, Messi has played more games due to the Argentine run in the World Cup, so this has to be factored in, but still, Ronaldo and Messi are so far in front of everyone else it’s frightening. Karim Benzema is their closest…
  • VIDEO: Breath-Taking Welcome From River Plate In Last Night’s Superclasico

    Talking Baws
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    This could possibly be the greatest welcome there’s ever been for football team as River Plate produced this sublime display for their team to enter to. River Plate squared off against bitter rivals Boca Juniors in the second leg of their Copa Sudamericana semi final in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And it was River Plate who progressed to the final with a 1-0 win at the Estadio Monumental. Source if picture – Daily Mail
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