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  • Kemp laces winner in 10th to turn away Braves
    Associated Press
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.
  • Cowboys Coach Douses Tight Ends With Ice Water During Drills

    Sean Newell
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Football coaches are incredible weirdos. On this we can all agree. Cowboys tight ends coach, Mike Pope might be the weirdest of the weird. Read more...
  • Horsin' around with Eric Chavez

    MSN Video: What's Hot > Most Watched > Sports
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    FOX Sports Arizona's 10th Inning got an up-close look at the home/horse property of Eric Chavez and his wife, Alex, during the 2013 season.
  • NHL Teams Facing an Identity Crisis

    Sports Central | Articles and Columns
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Three big NHL teams are looking to shake up the culture of their teams this offseason. Will it prove to be a successful paradigm shift or will it become a failed chemistry experiment? SC's Mike Chen takes a look.
  • Kluber outpitches Hernandez in 2-0 win (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - Top News
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout and Cleveland defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-0. ''Obviously, it's a challenge going up against one of the best pitchers in the game,'' Kluber said. ''We all look forward to challenges so it's nice to come out on top.'' Kluber's outstanding performance came hours after the Indians traded opening-day starter Justin Masterson to St. Louis. Kluber was so dominating, manager Terry Francona never had a reliever warm up.
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  • Kemp laces winner in 10th to turn away Braves

    Associated Press
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.
  • Rose 'on a mission' in return, Calipari says

    Nick Friedell
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Derrick Rose's basketball resurgence continued Wednesday as the former MVP opened more eyes during Day 3 of Team USA's training camp.
  • Presidential farewell: Jeter honored by Bush

    Wallace Matthews
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Derek Jeter got the boot -- a pair of them, actually -- a check, and a visit from a former president on Wednesday night in a pregame ceremony commemorating his final game at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers.
  • Serena rolls at Stanford in first match back

    Associated Press
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.
  • Scratched Lester at Fenway amid rumors

    Gordon Edes
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Jon Lester was still a member of the Red Sox as of late Wednesday night.
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  • Cowboys Coach Douses Tight Ends With Ice Water During Drills

    Sean Newell
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Football coaches are incredible weirdos. On this we can all agree. Cowboys tight ends coach, Mike Pope might be the weirdest of the weird. Read more...
  • Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup

    Sean Newell
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag it. And yet, boom!Read more...
  • Comic-Con Wrap-Up: The Shiniest Things We Saw In San Diego!

    Charlie Jane Anders on io9, shared by Tim Marchman to Deadspin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Comic-Con 2014 was chock full of amazing costumes, cool art, mind-blowing TV pilots and fascinating encounters. Because even a weak Comic-Con is better than most other events. Here's our complete roundup of all the most incredible things we saw last weekend.Read more...
  • The Rangers Brought Out George W. Bush During Jeter Farewell Ceremony

    Sean Newell
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Since everyone knows this is Derek Jeter's last season, teams are putting on special ceremonies (like they did with Mariano Rivera) for Jeets, where they give him gifts and make donations to his charity. Tonight is the last time Derek Jeter will be playing a regular season game in Texas (hey, you never know), so they brought out the big guns: cowboy boots and George W. Bush. Read more...
  • Manny Machado Threw Out Albert Pujols Because His Arm Is Outrageous

    Sean Newell
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Albert Pujols isn't winning a 40-yard dash anytime soon but, still, Machado (not to mention all of his momentum) is halfway into the dugout by the time he's ready to throw this ball and Pujols still isn't anywhere near first base. The cross-diamond throw wasn't even in the dirt, it was at Steve Pearce's eyes. He just had to stretch into foul territory which, again, wasn't a problem because Pujols was barely in the frame. Just absurd and, even though we've seen him do this before , it never gets old. Read more...
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • NHL Teams Facing an Identity Crisis

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Three big NHL teams are looking to shake up the culture of their teams this offseason. Will it prove to be a successful paradigm shift or will it become a failed chemistry experiment? SC's Mike Chen takes a look.
  • Roland Garros vs. Wimbledon Fans (Pt. 2)

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    In the second portion of this two-part comparison between how the French tennis fans view Roland Garros versus how the British view Wimbledon, SC's Mert Ertunga focuses on Wimbledon's fans.
  • Nibali, Young Riders Steal the Show at Tour de France

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    SC's Brad Oremland recaps the 101st edition of cycling's most famous race, including the success of Vincenzo Nibali and the exits of pre-race favorites, plus recaps of all four jersey competitions and race summaries for all 22 teams.
  • Foul Territory: Halls of Fame, Courts of Law

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:21 pm
    In this week's edition of Foul Territory, Evander Holyfield gets earmarked for the Hall of Fame, Rory McIlroy wins the British Open, and Donald Sterling furthers his desire to hold court in court.
  • The Era of Having a Chance

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    For SC's Ross Lancaster, there are four teams he sees as the class of the majors. But that doesn't mean one of the four is winning the World Series. All but a handful of teams are still in the hunt in late July. Welcome to the era of having a chance.
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    Yahoo Sports - Top News

  • Kluber outpitches Hernandez in 2-0 win (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Corey Kluber threw a three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout and Cleveland defeated the Seattle Mariners 2-0. ''Obviously, it's a challenge going up against one of the best pitchers in the game,'' Kluber said. ''We all look forward to challenges so it's nice to come out on top.'' Kluber's outstanding performance came hours after the Indians traded opening-day starter Justin Masterson to St. Louis. Kluber was so dominating, manager Terry Francona never had a reliever warm up.
  • Toronto beats Boston 6-1 to sweep Red Sox (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    As his winless streak stretched toward a third month and his ERA continued to climb, Mark Buehrle began to have doubts. Would he eventually snap out of the slump and contribute to Toronto's surge in the AL East? ''I guess the older you get, you get a little bit concerned,'' he said after earning his first victory in 10 starts since June 1, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-1 on Wednesday night. Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their fifth consecutive victory and complete a sweep of the slumping Red Sox.
  • Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Tyron Smith has a new contract that will probably make him the most important blocker for the next Dallas quarterback after Tony Romo. Smith joins Romo as the only Cowboys with contracts valued at more than $100 million. Smith was just 20 when the Cowboys took him ninth overall in 2011 out of Southern California. He's off the charts.'' In a statement through his marketing agency, Smith said the Cowboys approached him with what is a cap-friendly deal for the franchise, and the lineman asked his agents to weigh the pros and cons of signing it.
  • Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. ''We will never raise the white flag,'' Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. Anybody who stands next to me in the dugout knows that will never happen.'' Protecting themselves in case the 29-year-old Masterson left as a free agent after the season, the Indians traded the right-hander on Wednesday to the St. Louis Cardinals. The trade of Masterson could be followed by other moves by the Indians, who entered Wednesday 6 1-2 games behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central and in a scramble with five other teams for the league's…
  • Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver (Yahoo Sports)

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will ''end well'' for the league. Stern said his successor, Adam Silver, has been ''forceful'' but also ''demonstrated a compassionate side'' in his reaction to the racist remarks that were made by the Los Angeles Clippers owner. He has been forceful, he has been reflective, he has been buttoned-down and I think he has also demonstrated a compassionate side as well,'' Stern told The Associated Press on Wednesday during a phone interview. Sterling's wife, Shelly, later agreed to sell…
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  • Riley: Heat can be 'as good as it's ever been'

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.
  • Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.
  • Cavs' Irving focused on USA Basketball now

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Kyrie Irving is excited about playing with LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's also focusing squarely on the task at hand with USA Basketball.
  • Bucks sign No. 36 overall pick O'Bryant

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second-round draft pick Johnny O'Bryant, General Manager John Hammond announced Wednesday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
  • Warriors waive center Armstrong

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Golden State Warriors have waived center Hilton Armstrong, the team announced Wednesday.
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    MLB News Index

  • Tigers break out of slump behind Scherzer

    Jason Beck
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    The Tigers unloaded the frustration of a four-game losing streak on Hector Noesi in a six-run first inning Wednesday night and coasted to a 7-2 victory over the White Sox at Comerica Park. Max Scherzer worked seven innings to improve to 13-3.
  • Trade talk links Bonifacio to multiple teams

    Carrie Muskat
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer hinted on Tuesday that the team may move some of the players who will be free agents after this season, and that list includes Emilio Bonifacio.
  • Royals' bats come alive in sixth to even series

    Dick Kaegel
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    After two losses, the Royals came to life with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Rockies go extras again, but emerge victorious

    Thomas Harding
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Brandon Barnes perpetrated a simple, positive act that went a long way toward restoring baseball order. Barnes waited on Wesley Wright's breaking ball and lashed a bases-loaded single into left field to drive in the Rockies' go-ahead run in the 10th inning in a 6-4 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field in front of 29,491.
  • Buehrle nets elusive 'W' as Toronto sweeps Boston

    Steven Petrella
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Behind another strong offensive performance, the Blue Jays downed Boston, 6-1, at Fenway Park to complete a three-game sweep and get Mark Buehrle a victory.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • Tone Deafness Strikes The NFL

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    There must be an epidemic of tone-deafness running amok in the NFL. The league took a lot of heat from fans and just general folks with regard to the perceived leniency in Ray Rice’s meager suspension for assaulting his fiancée. That was bad; then the NFL allowed/sent one of its vice-presidents to Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio to explain. What that gentleman did was to tell everyone that they did not understand and that the NFL had come down hard on Ray Rice and that there is no way that anyone could think the NFL was soft on domestic violence issues. That message flew like a cement feather.
  • A Sesame Street Day

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    To give you a time perspective here, my two sons are 40 and 38 years old as of this morning. When they were “single digits” in ages, we would often watch Sesame Street together. That viewing experience is the inspiration for today’s rant. As in many of the old-time Sesame Street episodes, today’s rant is brought to you by the letter “T”. First up this week with news related to the letter “T”, are the Colorado Rockies. Their best player – without a lot of debate – is Troy Tulowitzki. The Rockies figured that it might be a good idea to give something to their loyal fans that…
  • Admin Note

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    My writing schedule for the next week will be sporadic. My grandson – and his parents too of course – are visiting us from Ireland so the time for writing and research will be other than normal for me. Please check back here during the week when it is convenient you; I really cannot predict the schedule. Stay well, everyone…
  • If You Are In The Area Tonite…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    If you are in the Little Rock, Arkansas area tonite, you might want to think about taking in the Arkansas Travelers’ game there. The team has often hosted Clunker Car Night promotions whereby a fan or three win a car in “less than mint condition”. However, tonite, the Travelers are setting sail for that concept in a whole new direction. Tonite is “Clunker Boat Night”. The team makes only one guarantee about the boats that will be given away here; they will float. Beyond that, it is winner beware – or something like that. Now if you are planning to be in the Akron, Ohio area next…
  • The Tony Dungy Brouhaha…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Surely, you have heard/read by now about Tony Dungy’s remarks regarding the drafting of Michael Sam and the furor it seems to have caused. In short, Dungy said that Sam should have the opportunity to play in the NFL but that he (Dungy) would not have drafted him because he did not want the distractions that would come with Sam. In a “clarifying statement”, Dungy said he was referring to the distractions that would come from media focus on Sam as the first openly gay player in the NFL. And the Internet damned near exploded… Allow me to venture into this minefield gently: Michael Sam…
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    The Penalty Flag

  • The Oakland Raiders are on the move

    Ricky Davis
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Are the Raiders on the move? There has been plenty of speculation about the Raiders and if they are staying in Oakland or moving elsewhere. This is a list of possible landing spots for the Oakland Raiders: Los Angeles: The city of LA has been a hot topic for quite a few NFL teams. The Raiders have had a history in the LA area. It was their home from 1982-1994. Los Angeles would be a large market will high potential for growth and profit.…
  • Kyle Rudolph: Fantasy steal

    Michael Beaudwin
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Kyle Rudolph may have just signed a handsome contract extension, but that isn’t the only reason to pay attention to him this year. No sir, he may not have ranked in the top-20 for tight-ends in 2013, but don’t let that sway you from drafting him this year. Look, he isn’t going to be the next Tony Gonzalez, but he is ready to take that next step. I expect him to pop into the top 10 for 2015 making him a helluva keeper.…
  • 49ers: Can Levi’s Stadium live up to the legacy?

    Mark Gardner
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    This upcoming season and for years following, the San Francisco 49ers will play their home games in a new stadium named Levi’s Stadium. But the stadium isn’t even located in San Francisco? Levi’s Stadium is located in Santa Clara, and while it’s a bit disappointing to some fans, including myself, the new stadium is highly innovative and progressive; the complete opposite of their old home. The locale isn’t a huge deal, and the new stadium looks great and features many awesome attributes.…
  • 2014 San Diego Chargers season win total prediction

    Spencer Burkland
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    The San Diego Chargers finished the 2013 season on the right foot which could have inflated the Vegas number. According to the Las Vegas Hilton the 2014 San Diego Chargers season win total sits at eight. The Chargers managed to sneak into the playoffs and then upset the Cincinnati Bengals before eventually losing to the AFC Champion Denver Broncos. Over the offseason, they lost offensive guru Ken Wisenhunt to the Titans but that shouldn’t cause them to lose any traction on the offensive side of the ball.…
  • Vikings training camp position battle undergoing

    Wes Brunner
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s about to get bloody at Minnesota Vikings’ training camp. Sure, camp can be light-hearted when you’re guaranteed a spot, but what happens when you’re fighting for your livelihood? Everyone’s conversation is about the quarterback battle, but the fiercest battle is the one for quarterback of the defense. Before digging deeper into the “Mike” linebacker position, let’s evaluate other linebacker battles starting with the Sam linebacker position. This is where Zimmer’s defense is a bit different from most.…
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    The Big Lead

  • Sharknado 2: Cousin Andy Hit A Home Run at Citi Field

    Ty Duffy
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Sharknado 2 is a thing people are Social Media’ing about. Richard Kind, aka Cousin Andy from Curb Your Enthusiasm, hit a home run at Citi Field. Not sure if there is meaningful context that would aid comprehension. [via @WorldofIsaac] RELATED: Sharknado 2 is Filming Scenes at Citi Field, Apparently RELATED: Mets PR Trivia Contest: Name the Former Player Pictured Above His Name RELATED: Mets Fan Driven To Theatrical Apoplexy By Braves Foul Ball Catch RELATED: Bartolo Colon Trying to Hit Continues to Provide Amusing Baseball GIFs
  • Oklahoma Kicker Michael Hunnicutt Received a Very Minimalist Playbook

    Ty Duffy
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    We got iPads for our playbooks today. Here's the only play loaded on mine..— S. M. Hunnicutt (@Hunnicutt08) July 31, 2014 Oklahoma Sooners received iPads with their playbook for 2014. Here’s what was loaded on the one given to kicker Michael Hunnicutt. Bob Stoops is clearly a proponent of the KISS method. RELATED: Oklahoma Sooners: Five-Star Joe Mixon Under Investigation For Alleged Punch Of Female Student RELATED: Bob Stoops Had Some Strong Words For the SEC RELATED: Oklahoma Made Gabe Ikard’s Girlfriend Sign Affidavit Their Relationship Was…
  • Drew Brees Skeet Shooting with a Football and Frisbees

    Michael Shamburger
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Drew Brees, New Orleans quarterback who said he is going to play until he is 45, went skeet shooting with footballs and frisbees. It’s highly likely that he was “randomly” drug tested after doing this little bit of showboating. RELATED: Drew Brees and Wife First People in History to Do “Noah” Cosplay RELATED: Drew Brees & His Wife Dressed Like 1920’s Jazz Enthusiasts to See The Great Gatsby
  • Two Pirates Somehow Got Picked Off On a Walk For Inning-Ending Double Play

    Ty Duffy
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Your browser does not support iframes. The Pirates got a walk to load the bases with one out in the 6th inning against the Giants. But, some next level brain farts from base runners Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez saw them both picked off for an inning-ending double play. The most surprising part? It didn’t happen to the Mets. RELATED: Billy Hamilton Juked Out Gaby Sanchez for an Unconventional Single RELATED: Pittsburgh Pirates Are Dumping Jolly Roger Pirate From Official Logo
  • Real Madrid-Roma Friendly Interrupted by Lots and LOTS of Fans on the Field

    Mike Cardillo
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Remember last summer when a fan ran onto the field in Miami to hug Cristiano Ronaldo during a summer friendly? The fan was taken to court, but Ronaldo (or more specifically his management team) wrote a letter to the judge saying the charges should be dropped. Even if you don’t remember it appears to have set off a trend. European teams come to America in the summer to play meaningless, high-priced soccer games and fans run onto the field. In the case of Mario Balotelli they snap selfies. It all came to head Tuesday night in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl when about 20 fans ran onto the…
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  • Sources Reveal List of Proposed Cardinals Care Broadcast Auction Items

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece shed about 15 pounds during the offseason. Footballguys View: Reece is a fine receiver out of the backfield, blocker and runner between the tackles. His fantasy value is low with Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in the Raiders backfield. However, there could be some weeks where he's worth considering as a "what the heck" flex in deep leagues.
  • Raiders | Rod Streater cleared for contact

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) participated in warmups and drills Wednesday, July 30, but he sat out team sessions. Streater suffered a concussion Monday, July 28, and has been cleared for contact Thursday, July 31. Footballguys View: Good news for Streater and the Raiders here. He has speed and can track passes easily over his shoulder. Streater is set to compete with Denarius Moore to be the starter opposite James Jones in 2014.
  • Raiders | Antonio Smith nursing groin injury

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Oakland Raiders DT Antonio Smith (groin) left practice Wednesday, July 30, due to a groin issue possibly related to his offseason sports hernia surgery.
  • Raiders | Austin Howard leaves practice

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Oakland Raiders OG Austin Howard (back) left practice Wednesday, July 30, when his back tightened up. He was replaced by OG Gabe Jackson. Head coach Dennis Allen said he was unsure about the extent of Howard's injury.
  • Browns | Josh Gordon's suspension all or nothing

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is in Stage III of the NFL's substance-abuse program, and a positive test automatically triggers a one-year suspension. For Gordon, only two options exist: full-year suspension or no suspension at all. It is possible the hearing office will, consciously or otherwise, broaden the lens and consider the reaction to a one-year suspension for Gordon versus a mere two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice for his far more heinous conduct. Footballguys View: The NFL could have taken a much stronger stance against domestic violence. Instead, they merely…
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  • Dan Spiegel: Panthers Sign Big Foot

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:07 pm
    You would be hard pressed to find a fan base more excited over the signing of a 4th liner. But when GM Dale Tallon struck a last second deal with Jimmy Hayes to avoid arbitration, the reaction from Panther Nation was one of excitement. Keeping the Hulkish Hayes in South Florida provides more size and toughness on a young roster still growing into its own. At 6'6", 221 lbs., the 24-year-old Ha...
  • James Tanner: Ten Predictions for the Rest of the Summer

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I went back over to the Dominoes in my local neighborhood and who did I see out back, hanging by the dumpster? You know it! It was none other than my old friend Miss Cleo. Ooooooooooh Child! Miss Cleo was kind enough to give me a reading regarding the rest of the Summer, as it pertains to hockey action. Here's what she told me: 1. PK Subban will sign with the Canadiens for 8...
  • GARTH'S CORNER: Subban Holds The Hammer

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    P.K. Subban is about to get PAID and there is nothing that Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin and the Habs can do about it. Les Habitantes should just check their huge egos at the door and pay the man now and spare themselves the public embarrassment that will result when the arbitrator rules in favor of paying Subban north of $7 million for a one year contract. Subban's arb hearing is schedul...
  • Ed Stein: Crickets! The Ducks front office has been quiet, is something going on?

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Crickets Part 1 Precious little has come from the Ducks front office the past week or so. Sami Vatanen signed over a week ago and since then nothing. As a matter of fact, there was almost nothing the week before Vatanen signed his two year deal. I find it quite odd that there has been absolutely no chatter about the team's two other important restricted free agents Jakob Silfverberg and Deva...
  • Todd Cordell: Devils Sign Andy Greene to Long-Term Extension

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Lou Lamoriello has locked up another core piece of the Devils long-term. Just a few weeks after signing Cory Schneider to a seven-year contract extension, Andy Greene has put pen to paper on a long-term deal to stay in New Jersey. Greene's deal is reportedly worth $25 million over five years ($5M per). Lamoriello said in exit meetings with the media that...
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  • VIDEO: Pirates Create the Worst Double Play Ever

    DJ Gallo
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Don’t forget: the Pirates aren’t so far away from 20 consecutive losing seasons. The post VIDEO: Pirates Create the Worst Double Play Ever appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • 10 Trades That Should Happen at the MLB Trade Deadline

    DJ Gallo
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    1. Derek Jeter to the A’s The Yankees are a festering pile of mediocrity with a very slim shot to make the playoffs. The A’s have the best record in baseball. Jeter should end his great career in the postseason, not toiling hopelessly in the Bronx. Also, Oakland’s shortstop Jed Lowrie kind of sucks and 2014 Jeter wouldn’t provide much of a drop-off. This deal needs to happen. The Yankees must do what’s right for their legend. 2. Ryan Braun to the Phillies The Phillies love people in their thirties with massive contracts. But that’s not the main reason for…
  • VIDEO: Leonys Martin Takes a Fly Ball to the Head

    DJ Gallo
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    2014: The Year the Houston Astros played a whole season in disguise as the Texas Rangers. - – - – - Also see … PICTURE: Texas Rangers fan sign foiled by Texas education PICTURE: Dog is a huge Rangers fan SP’s Texas Rangers page The post VIDEO: Leonys Martin Takes a Fly Ball to the Head appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Report: Phillies Unwilling to Budge on Ryan Howard Being Terrible in Trade Talks

    DJ Gallo
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to deal veteran first baseman Ryan Howard before the trade deadline and have told teams they will eat essentially all of the $50 million-plus remaining on his contract. However, the Phillies so far have been unable to assure teams that Ryan Howard will stop being terrible at baseball.  “They’re just not willing to negotiate on it,” said a rival GM. “I said we would even pick up half of Ryan’s contract if they could tell me that he would simply be a serviceable player who provides some power. But they said no. They said he…
  • VIDEO: Minor League Pitcher Hits Batter, Catcher and Ump on One Pitch

    DJ Gallo
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    He must be stopped before there is no baseball left. - – - – - Also see … Struggling minor league pitcher sent down to work as mechanic VIDEO: Idiot Jeff Francoeur thought a teammate was deaf for a month VIDEO: Minor league player drop-kicked by sky diver   The post VIDEO: Minor League Pitcher Hits Batter, Catcher and Ump on One Pitch appeared first on SportsPickle.
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    30 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    PLEASE COME BACK, FOOTBALL. WE'RE LOSING OUR GRIP ON REALITY. It's the absolute nadir of the college football calendar.  July 31st leaves us on the precipice, at the end of the last, barren month without games, past the car-washes and soundbites of media days, with nothing left to talk about. With that in mind, let's generate some clickbaity content! make a preseason ranking! My mind is too scrambled from Twitter, talk radio, summer heat, and my own personal biases to make a fair and balanced ranking.  So, I'm going to turn it over to an impartial observer, my Welsh Corgi Holly. Holly was…

    Ryan Nanni
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    A VERY SERIOUS PROPOSAL GRR KIDS THESE DAYS okay buddy — Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) July 30, 2014 Obviously, there's a major problem with this proposal: it doesn't go far enough. Let's fix that. Much better.

    Ryan Nanni
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    COMMENCE FREAKING OUT The bar exam is the Bridge of Death for law students, a final test at the end of a long and likely costly journey that is seemingly pointless but incredibly high stakes. If you fail, you spent three years of time and money for nothing. (Obviously you can take the bar exam again, but still.) If you pass, you just pass. There's only relief, not any particular pride, because the best that can be said is you don't have to remember every fucking fact about commercial paper anymore. It's an incredibly stressful environment, likely multiplied by the presence of hundreds of…

    Ryan Nanni
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    WELCOME YOU HAVE LESS THAN AN HOUR TO BUY THIS HOUSE HELEN: I don't know, Dennis. It's really not what we're looking for. DENNIS: Don't think of it as it is now. Think of what we could DO with the place. It's got great bones. PAT FITZGERALD: You're exactly right, friend. This house is not for someone who wants to sit on his butt and not rip out some cabinets. This house is for someone who wants to work. Someone who wants to get his hands dirty and build something. HELEN: Oh, I didn't mean to imply that we're not willing to do some remodeling. FITZGERALD: Great! You've got the next 48 minutes…

    Spencer Hall
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    OH BOY A QUESTION FROM A READER WE CAN'T REALLY ANSWER WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT BAD FOOTBALL Oh, look, an email. 1. We don't know if this is Hobson's Choice. Hobson's choice is named after Thomas Hobson, a dick of a stable owner who would offer customers only one horse in one particular stall, or none at all. The choice is between something or nothing, not a something or a something. As bad as Will Muschamp has been, he is decidedly a something, and so is Brady Hoke. We are wearing a huge red Kool-Aid Man suit and #wellactuallying the hell out of this, but you have to have some definitions…
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    UPROXX » Web Culture

  • Here’s All Of The Ridiculous GIFs From ‘Sharknado 2′

    Chet Manley
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    It looks like we survived yet another Sharknado. Danger’s gonna be here later with his expert analysis, but for now I think these GIFs speak for themselves. Filed under: TV, Web Culture Tagged: gifs, SHARKNADO, sharknado 2, Syfy
  • Russell Brand Takes Sean Hannity To Task Over His Views On Israel / Palestine By Calling Him A Ken Doll

    Andrew Roberts
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Russell Brand is still in full revolution mode it would seem, putting out over 100 episodes of The Trews on YouTube in an effort to stoke the burning inside the youth of the world, or something like that. I’m still waiting on the mass demonstrations and weenie roasts. We’ve talked about it before and how Brand deconstructed an entire Fox News segment by saying the network was “more dangerous than ISIS.” A bold statement, probably a bit too specific and hyperbolic in the grand scheme, but it works to get his point across. He returns to the Fox sector of things this time…
  • David Guetta Looked Like He Was Tripping Balls At Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I don’t care much for EDM artist David Guetta, but I DO LOVE THIS. Whoaaaaaaa, duuuude. David Guetta, ladies and gentlemen, captured at the very point during Belgium’s Tomorrowland Festival when he was the most spaced-out man in the country. We’d like to mock (well, we are mocking, obviously) but let’s face it: we’ve all been caught not looking our sharpest at festivals, it’s just that the cameras usually aren’t focused on us. Sometimes the intensity of the occasion gets a bit too much for all of us. Or, maybe a hallucinogen at work? Via FACT MagFiled under: Music, Upcoming,…
  • Deadmau5 And Rob Ford Went On A Coffee Run In The Nyan Cat Ferrari

    Andrew Roberts
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Burnsy mentioned back in June how Deadmau5 was trying to sell his Nyan Cat Ferrari on Craigslist for $380 grand, something that hasn’t seemed to happen yet. What he also mentioned was how Deadmau5 was trying to get noted crackhead politician Rob Ford on his YouTube show, Coffee Run. It’s what Mashable describes as Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but R-rated. Plans fell apart back then, but now we get to see the full encounter that comes complete with a discussion on McDonald’s food and an appearance by the mythical Tim Horton’s coffee. I’ve…
  • Zoe Saldana Discusses The Difficulties Of Being Green From Head To Toe

    Andrew Roberts
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Zoe Saldana is kinda the go-to bad ass chick across action and science fiction movies these days. She’s also good at playing characters that aren’t quite human, notably in Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy. The drawback from having such a status is she sometimes has to keep herself fairly uncomfortable for the bulk of shoot. Take Guardians for example, where Saldana is green from head to toe. That’s her from 3 AM until sometime after quitting time, at least according to this interview with David Letterman. So while Bradley Cooper is off in a studio and Chris Pratt is…
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    Kissing Suzy Kolber

  • KSK Training Camp Round Up Week 1: Hard Hits

    Sarah Sprague
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Getty Image We’ve spent so much time talking about the Ravens, Giants, Browns and then Ravens again this past few days, it felt like we should get caught up on what the rest of the league is up to in the first week of training camp. Is it a hundred percent accurate? No, but it’s the best roundup of news you’re going to read from an NFL writer still in their pajamas. - The Miami Dolphins are considering playing without a center this season. With Mike Pouncey out due to injury (sadly, not out for being a smarm weasel), pickings are slim on the Miami roster. When asked how they…
  • Arian Foster Continues To Just Be The Best, Trolls The Media

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    via RantSports So here’s some good news for a change. Arian Foster, well known for being generally awesome most of the time, has once again brightened our day by trolling the media. In a transcript of an interview posted on, Foster answered an interviewer’s questions with the exact right answer to please sportswriters, the media, and the fans. Only problem is, he did it 11 times in a row: Question: How do you feel? Were you 100 percent out there today? Foster: I’m just out here trying to be the best teammate I can be and I’m gonna work hard at doing that. Q:…
  • You’ll Pay For This, Jaguars

    Christmas Ape
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Via Twitter Really, is a little attention from the national media really worth prostrating yourself to the Nugget Baron? We all know the Jags want to show off their fancy new jumbotron, but there have to be better ways to do so. For example, they could a montage of grisly murders or, if that’s too much, a test pattern. Literally anything else would do. Anyway, hope this supplicating is worth the positive coverage. I was actually pulling for Jacksonville to build on some of its late-season success in 2013 into actually being a respectable team for the first time in years. And now I hope…
  • White History Month: Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers

    PFT Commenter
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    DockSquadSports Are they Elite? Probly not. Are they sometimes really good? Sometimes. Are they both beacons of White quarterback play who deserve are admiration? Absoluteley. But heres something you dont know about them : There twin brothers. Legend has it that these two are secret fraternityal twins born a long the banks of a river between the worlds two most annoying citys. There mom ate nothing but a diet of full on sour warheads as they were being grown, which gave Cutler diabetes but only affected Riverses resting facial expressions. One became lefthanded and one became righty out of…
  • KLEARINGHOUSE: Patrick Peterson Celebrates New Contract With Crying Emojis

    Christmas Ape
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Twitter Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $70 million, but really actually worth $48 million because that’s what’s guaranteed. Nevertheless, it allows Peterson to call himself the highest paid cornerback in the league. New contract in hand, it didn’t take Peterson long to further stoke the very public pissing match between he and Richard Sherman over who is actually the best corner in the NFL. Rest assured, Sherman would never stoop to taking such obvious bait. Ha ha J/K, he quickly responded to Peterson’s subtweet with a…
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    BBC Sport - Sport

  • NI guaranteed nine boxing medals

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales are all assured of medals in the boxing ring at the Commonwealth Games.
  • Thursday's gossip column

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Santi Cazorla, Fernando Torres and Javier Hernandez wanted by Atletico Madrid, Marcos Rojo to Southampton, plus more
  • Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.
  • VIDEO: McGuigan gaffe has Lineker in stitches

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    BBC Sport's Gary Lineker and boxing legend Barry McGuigan inadvertently reveal the result of the next pre-recorded boxing bout during Wednesday evening's coverage of the day's action at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
  • England pair win gymnastics golds

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    England's Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane both win their second gold medals in Glasgow in the all-around competitions.
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    Bleacher Report - Front Page

  • New England Patriots: 5 Veterans Who Could Be Cap Casualties

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The New England Patriots manage the salary cap so well that they rarely find themselves dumping large amounts of salary late in the offseason. However, that doesn't preclude Bill Belichick and company from checking their account balance when weighing different players for inclusion on the initial 53-man roster. A player such as Danny Amendola may have disappointed some fans last season, but releasing him would actually cost the Patriots $2.25 million, according to Not all Patriots are in such a situation. Here are five veteran Patriots in tenuous roster situations that would…
  • MLB Trades 2014: Recap and Grades for Latest Transactions Before Deadline

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The MLB trade deadline is July 31 at 4 p.m. ET, but a number of teams did not wait until the last minute to complete deals. With two months remaining in the regular season, a high percentage of organizations still believe they are in the hunt for a playoff spot. As a result, these squads have turned into buyers in an attempt to fill one or more major needs to become true contenders. Although more transactions are likely to occur on the final day before the non-waiver deadline, here is a look at the deals that went down in the days prior with full grades for each.   Cubs Acquire from Red…
  • Early Win-Loss Predictions for Chicago Bulls Next Season

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    With a deep roster and the return of superstar Derrick Rose, it’s not far-fetched to expect the Chicago Bulls to win a substantial amount of games over the 2014-15 season. Despite failing to land a top-tier free agent, general manager Gar Forman has assembled arguably the team’s best collection of talent since hiring Tom Thibodeau as head coach. There’s no question that the former Boston Celtics assistant is a competent strategist. In his four years at the helm in the Windy City, he has won 65.7 percent of his games, including two above-.500 campaigns without his best player…
  • Liverpool vs. Manchester City: What Manuel Pellegrini Learned at Yankee Stadium

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    NEW YORK — Yankee Stadium is a strange place to watch Manchester City play football. This enormous, sprawling progeny of the House that Ruth Built is marked at every turn with the iconic "N.Y." logo. It is on everything, including the grass behind the space where home plate can normally be found. With the Yankees in Texas, though, the Guinness International Champions Cup came to the Bronx. Not surprisingly, with New York City FC's debut getting closer by the day, Manchester City were tabbed to play in New York. So they drew the proper lines for a football pitch on a baseball field, and…
  • Can Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey Play in Central Midfield Together?

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here is the next big selection dilemma for Arsene Wenger: Jack Wilshere or Aaron Ramsey. A few years ago, the answer would have been patently obvious to anyone who watched the team play. During the 2010-11 season, Wilshere emerged as one of the brightest young stars in football, dominating the Premier League and Champions League alongside Cesc Fabregas. It seemed clear that he would be the best of the many young talents the Gunners were developing at the time. Wilshere had everything: the grit to play in defensive midfield and the technical ability to thrive further up the pitch; an…
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    Yahoo Sports - NASCAR News

  • Greg Ives to crew chief Earnhardt in 2015 (The Associated Press)

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    There was no shortage of candidates to replace Steve Letarte as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief The list of applicants was long, but Hendrick Motorsports has always liked to groom its own talent. Greg Ives, who was shipped over to Earnhardt's Nationwide Series team at the end of 2012 to gain his first experience as crew chief, was chosen Wednesday as Letarte's replacement with NASCAR's most popular driver. Letarte will move to an analyst role with NBC Sports and Ives will move from JR Motorsports to crew chief for Earnhardt.
  • Ives to benefit Earnhardt in more ways than one (

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Through seven years and five championship runs, Greg Ives was the quiet man atop the No. 48 pit box. It was crew chief Chad Knaus who brought the steel, who could raise the tenor of his voice over the radio, who at times could even put the whip to his driver or pit crew. Then there was Ives, who as lead engineer helped shape the strategy that won all those titles, quiet and calculating and somewhat unknown even to Jimmie Johnson's most ardent fans.
  • Greg Ives named Junior's 2015 crew chief (

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
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  • Truck team to host post-Pocono walk for breast cancer (

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Bill Martel Racing announced Wednesday that the team is hosting "Go Pink @ Pocono 3," a benefit track walk for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition on Saturday, August 2 at Pocono Raceway. The event will follow the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 150, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET. It's also the perfect opportunity for fans to walk for a great cause and take pictures on a NASCAR track -- for which we thank Pocono and NASCAR." "This year we are offering a limited edition Pink Ribbon Race Decal for a $25 donation -- which will be customized and affixed to our…
  • Gustafson: Penalties for No. 11 team 'huge' (

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Alan Gustafson says he doesn't know much about the penalties handed down Tuesday to the No. 11 team for Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Denny Hamlin, but he does know the severity of the penalties can't be overstated. "I don't know enough about what happened," Gustafson, crew chief for Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon, said during a national teleconference on Wednesday. "As far as the severity of it, yeah, anytime you see those kinds of penalties, it's like, 'Wow, that's huge.' It gets your attention; Hamlin and his team were stripped of 75 driver and owner points, while crew chief Darian Grubb…
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  • Dwight Freeney still shaking the rust off

    Curtis Crabtree
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney appeared in just four games in his debut season in Southern California before a torn quad tendon tear ended his year. Freeney is back at practice for the Chargers in training camp but fully admits he has some ground to cover before he feels he’s back to himself on…
  • Report: Josh Brent seeks reinstatement, will meet Goodell

    Mike Wilkening
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Former Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is reportedly attempting to resume his NFL career. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to meet with Brent by the conclusion of next week, Brent’s agent, Peter Schaffer, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter in a story published Wednesday. The 26-year-old Brent served a 180-day prison sentence earlier this year after…
  • Seahawks not revisiting Jermichael Finley after injury to Anthony McCoy

    Curtis Crabtree
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Seattle Seahawks backup tight end Anthony McCoy is likely lost for the season after suffering an apparent torn left Achilles tendon in practice on Tuesday. With the injury to McCoy, the Seahawks may be in search of some added tight end depth for the roster. However, they won’t be kicking the tires again on free…
  • Seahawks Jesse Williams carted off field after suffering knee injury

    Curtis Crabtree
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Defensive tackle Jesse Williams was a dominant force for the University of Alabama but slipped to the fifth-round of the 2013 NFL Draft due to injury concerns regarding his knees. After missing all of his rookie season due to a knee injury, Williams was beginning to turn heads of the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff in…
  • Antonio Brown unhappy after Emmanuel Sanders critiques Big Ben

    Michael David Smith
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Former Steelers and current Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders said recently that his current quarterback is a better leader than his former quarterback. One of his former teammates isn’t happy about that. Responding to Sanders saying that Peyton Manning is “a far better leader” than Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown lashed out at Sanders. “That…
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    Cricket news from ESPN

  • Smith appreciates Kallis' 'honesty'

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Graeme Smith has said that Jacques Kallis retired because he realised he might no longer have the mental strength to last till the 2015 World Cup
  • Siddle building up his pace and strength

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Peter Siddle is confident he is well on the way to regaining his place in Australia's Test team by boosting his strength and speed
  • Canberra to host BBL final

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    The emergence of Canberra's Manuka Oval as an increasingly significant cricket venue in Australia will continue this summer after Cricket Australia announced the ground would host the BBL final
  • Mullaney fifty brings Notts home

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Steven Mullaney and Ajmal Shahzad batted Nottinghamshire to an impressive three-wicket victory in the Royal London One-Day Cup against Glamorgan at Cardiff.
  • India granted Jadeja appeal

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    India have been allowed to appeal the guilty verdict against Ravindra Jadeja for his alleged role in the incident involving James Anderson at Trent Bridge
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    Hail Mary Jane

  • Las Vegas Wants MMJ

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    There were plenty of applicants in Las Vegas as mmj approaches.   Las Vegas received 63 applications for medical cannabis business licenses by Wednesday’s deadline, according to an official with the city. Most of of them came in at the eleventh hour, mirroring the last-minute rush in Clark County. As the 3 p.m. deadline approached, […]
  • Congress Returns to Cannabis’ Banking Problem

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Another move by the U.S. House of Representatives to help the emerging cannabis industry.   A majority of members of the US House of Representatives voted last week in favor of an amendment that restricts the Treasury Department’s ability to take action against financial institutions that possess relations with businesses engaged in state-sanctioned activities specific […]
  • 7/29/14 Mary Jane Of The Moment

    HMJ Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Today’s MJOTM is @daweedgal. She is a cutie who doesn’t go super hard with the selfies but I just happened to notice and I was like damn she needs to get some love from us. She is taken though which brings a tear to our eyes. You can still follow her and wish you took […]
  • Thieves v. MMA Store Clerk = Cosmic Justice

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Here’s some rough cosmic justice.  A store clerk looks up and one of his customers is being mugged.  Did I mention the clerk is a MMA fighter?  
  • Going Home to a Rocky Mountain High

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    Here’s a sample of a longer story about going home to now-re-legal Colorado.  Do I have any vacation days left?   I bought a gram of the innocent-sounding Blackberry sativa and another of Afghani indica, each enough to fill a small prescription bottle for $16.89 apiece (plus a hefty 18 percent tax), along with a […]
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  • Go West When Deciding Which Direction to Go at Running Back in Cleveland

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    The Cleveland Browns have an intriguing running back battle that features two newcomers. Ben Tate comes in as the early favorite to open the preseason as the lead back after coming over from Houston. Rookie Terrance West will challenge Tate for the starting job. Tate is coming off a season in which he ran for 771 yards and four touchdowns on 181 carries. He did catch 34 passes for an additional 140 yards. Tate  has averaged 140.3 carries for 664 yards (4.7 yards per carry) and 3.3 touchdowns in the last three seasons. He’s averaged 19.3 catches for 95.7 yards during that span.
  • Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 7/31/14

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates @ Arizona Diamondbacks Locke is 2-2 with a 3.54 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. He has a 2.25 ERA in eight innings against Arizona. Season Totals: 36-37, 642 IP, 521 Ks, 3.87 ERA (276 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (627 hits, 193 walks)
  • Quick Fantasy Baseball Streaming Options for 7/30/14

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins Duffy is 5-10 despite a 2.47 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. Since June 1st he’s 3-5 with a 1.86 ERA. He’s 1-0 against the Twins with a 0.90 ERA in 10 innings. Lifetime he’s 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA against Minnesota in 25.1 innings. Season Totals: 35-37, 634.1 IP, 513 Ks, 3.92 ERA (276 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (622 hits, 193 walks)
  • 2014 Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    The 2014 fantasy football season is around the corner. Not only do you have to put in the prep work for your fantasy football draft, but you gotta come up with a cool team name. The 2014 Lester’s Legends Best Fantasy Football Team Name Contest gives you a chance to show off how clever you are. Not only will you have the bragging rights, but you have a chance to take home a prize. The winner will take home a $50 gift certificate. All you need to win is a creative name and contact information to get your prize. You can reference football players, songs, movies, whatever. Just be…
  • 6 Waiver Wire Hitters Who Can Help Your Team in the Second Half

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    By Chris Dionne Hello Lester’s Legend Readers, I’m guest posting here again from to discuss 6 hitters you can snag off the waiver wire today that could give you a big second half.  All these guys have ownership rates of less that 25% in Yahoo leagues.  This is not a ranking, the order is random.  As with my other posts here, see the link at the bottom for a bonus two pitchers on this list.  Look for the Waiver Wire hitters next week. Kevin Kiermaier – Kiermaier has come up very hot for the Rays this year.  He’s somehow still only owned in 14%…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • They say that on Wednesday god looks the other way.

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Not too long ago I mentioned this anti-blinky graffiti in Portland:Odd syntax aside, it underscores a dispute in the cycling world nearly as contentious as the helment debate.  On one side are those cyclists who believe bright blinky lights are essential to safety, and on the other are ones who who find them annoying, blinding, hateful, and dangerous.Then there's the guy riding around with only one pathetic little red blinky on his handlebars, but neither side will claim him because he's an idiot.Like all bike-themed debates, the blinky light argument proves once again that cyclists have…
  • Just when you think nobody can improve the bicycle, someone proves you right.

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:56 am
    Firstly, one week ago, I said the following regarding Tour de France rider Ji Cheng:I haven't been watching the TV coverage, so I have no idea if Phil Liggett has used any cringeworthy terms to describe his ethnicity yet. Well, it came down to the wire, but in the end he didn't disappoint:@bikesnobnyc You called it. During the Paris circuit, Phil referred to Ji Cheng as a "Chinaman." I'm not making that up.— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) July 28, 2014Oy.Moreover, after this, Liggett enthused at great length over Queen Victoria's upcoming Diamond Jubilee, to which he had just received an…
  • Riding bicycles is an enjoyable activity, even though they can explode.

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    So how was your weekend?  Yeah, whatever, keep it to yourself.  As for mine, it was excellent, for once again I pulled off the road ride/mountain bike ride double.  (I mean road bike ride Saturday and mountain bike ride Sunday, not both in one day.  I think I did that once like ten years ago, and I won't have that kind of time on my hands again until I retire and my seventeen (17) children take over the family business.) However, I did ride my road bike on a mountain bike trail at one point, which officially made my road ride "epic:"Granted, I did so extremely gingerly and…
  • BSNYC Wednesday Fun Quiz! No, Wait, Friday! I Meant Friday.

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Firstly, the hats:How awesome are they?  Well, they're so awesome that Walz has already sold through the first run.  However, you can rest assured that the people of Santa Poco are sewing like the wind to produce another batch, which means that new ones will be ready to ship in about three (3) weeks. Take it from my scalp, they're worth the wait.However, if you absolutely must have a hat before then, you can always buy one from Stevil:I have one and it's also awesome, though in a totally different way from the "Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo!" hat, which is why, ideally, you should own…
  • Le Tour: Keeping It Classy

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    For awhile I was regretting not following the Tour de France television coverage, but now I feel like this is all I need:'Hi, Mom! I'm at the Tour day France!' #TdF— daniel mcmahon (@cyclingreporter) July 24, 2014 I could watch that all day long.In fact, I think I will.["Jeeves?  Cancel my waxing appointment!"]In other Tour de France news, in addition to being dopers, it appears the riders are also filthy racists:(Yeah, I realize it's only one guy, but I'm going to go ahead and impugn the entire peloton, because why not?)Here's what happened:But on Tuesday, words…
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    Horse racing | The Guardian

  • Kingman swoops to beat Toronado in Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood

    Chris Cook at Goodwood
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Final-furlong burst from colt is too much for rivals QEII Stakes on Champions Day is the ultimate targetExtreme tactical trickery was used by Kingmans rivals in an effort to beat him in the Sussex Stakes on Wednesday but in the end they merely served to highlight his brilliance. The fast, dry ground that prevails here this week, which would have dissuaded some people from running such a valuable animal, allowed him to show astonishing speed as he rocketed past classy horses who had got first run on him.His victory has the more merit because the terms of this fight were dictated to him. Half…
  • Paul Bittar reveals that morphine investigation is nearing an end

    Chris Cook at Goodwood
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    BHA chief executive makes first comments on case The Queens Estimate back on the track at Glorious GoodwoodMorphine was once more a main subject of discussion at the races on Wednesday, after a hiatus since the weekend, as anticipation built towards Thursdays return to action of Estimate, the Queens horse that tested positive during Royal Ascot. The filly is 2-1 favourite for the Goodwood Cup, while official action is expected next week in response to her positive test, as well as the six other positives known to have been returned by other horses.Paul Bittar, chief executive of the British…
  • Horse racing tips: Thursday 31 July

    Chris Cook
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Mark Johnston-trained Rainbow Rock can win the opening race on day three of the Glorious Goodwood meetingEpsom5.55 Last Minute Lisa 6.25 Big Chill 6.55 King Of Macedon 7.30 First Experience 8.05 Loch Ma Naire 8.35 Racings Dream Continue reading...
  • Talking Horses: best bets and latest news at Glorious Goodwood

    Chris Cook and Tony Paley
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Thistle Bird has been ruled out of Saturdays Nassau Stakes and Paul Hanagan is sidelined after a heavy fall Continue reading...
  • Glorious Goodwood to water in hope Kingman runs in Sussex Stakes

    Chris Cook at Goodwood
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Track irrigated as ground continues to quicken at Sussex track Paul Hanagan has heavy fall as White Nile slips on bendRacegoers will flock here for day two of the Glorious meeting on Wednesday anticipating a thrilling clash between the top-class talents Kingman and Toronado in the Sussex Stakes, but there are significant fears that the sun-baked ground may cause the John Gosden-trained Kingman to miss the race, reducing it to just three runners. As soon as the action began here on Tuesday it became clear that the going was even faster than had been expected, resulting in quick race-times,…
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • Online Scratch Cards With Football Mania

    Darren Heitner
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The following article is a guest contribution from Alan Wilmot, a 3L at the University of Miami School of Law. Online scratch cards are a fast, fun way for gamers to win casino money while enjoying the comfort of their own home. Gamers can participate in scratch card games that involve a number of...
  • Atlanta-Based SportsTrust Advisors Loses Two NFL Sports Agents

    Mark Burns
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yesterday, Atlanta-based sports agency SportsTrust Advisors, which is one of the world’s top-10 most valuable football agencies, lost two of its NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors: Michael Perrett and Kevin McGuire. The two sports agents shared roughly 20 years of experience working together...
  • On To The Next One: Salvador Perez

    Mark Burns
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    According to CBS Sports’ MLB Insider, Jon Heyman, Kansas City Royals catcher, Salvador Perez, has changed representation — again. The Valencia, Venezuela native is now represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council and agent Rick Thurman. His former agency was SPS Sports Group.  Prior to SPS, he had...
  • Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-up (7/25/2014)

    Darren Heitner
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    I had a blast in Dublin, Ireland, where I was able to truly explore the business of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its global expansion, along with experiencing a part of the world that I had never traveled.  Thanks to agent Audie Attar for helping with logistics of the trip.  A...
  • UConn Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit For $1.3M

    D'Bria Bradshaw
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    The University of Connecticut will award $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit with five women (Silvana Moccia, Kylie Angell, Carolyn Luby, Rosemary Richi, and Erica Daniels) who alleged that the university did not take their sexual assault claims which occurred on campus seriously. The majority of the...
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    The Science of Sport

  • Commonwealth calibration

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    What is the global standing of the Commonwealth Games? How do nations and sports compare, within an Olympic-focused strategy? A look at how Commonwealth Games success, and our response to it, might be calibrated against the bigger, global picture Visit our website to read the full article...
  • The physiology at the front of the Tour

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    The physiological implications of performance are explained in this article. They show plausibility, within historical contexts, but also compel the same questions to be asked of the sport. Visit our website to read the full article...
  • The 2014 Tour: Performance implications & a reflection on the origins

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Very brief thoughts on the 2014 Tour, and a particular nostalgic moment to 2009, when David Walsh actually introduced me to performance analysis as a means to flag possible doping. How times (and nationalities) have changed. Visit our website to read the full article...
  • Powell & Simpson’s bans cut to 6 months: Broad implications

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

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Four brief thoughts on the first mountain top finish of the 2014 Tour de France, where Vincenzo Nibali asserted his dominance on the race Visit our website to read the full article...
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • Why The Top Dog Racing Systems Aren’t Worth It

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Before I decided to write my own handicapping systems, I talked to a lot of people who had bought systems from other people. One of them told me that he was very satisfied with the method he’d bought for $199. … Continue reading → Related posts: How Long Does It Take to Pick Winners With a Top Dog System? Greyhound Handicapping Systems: The Step By Step Way To Win At The Dog Track Is There Only One Top Dog Handicapping System?
  • Harness Racing Handicapping – Don’t Get Lost In the Details

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

  • 3 Essential GoPro Accessories | SP Gadgets

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the expansive growth of GoPro Cameras and an emerging industry of aftermarket accessories, SP Gadgets is focused on bringing the most functional and durable accessories to the most devoted Go Pro Camera enthusiasts. And let me tell you, they make some really cool products. Today, I will focus on three of their most popular products. The first is the SP Gadgets P.O.V. GoPro protective case. If you are like me, then you probably have your Go Pro camera sitting on your desk or mixed in with your standard photo equipment. With this case you can finally organize and efficiently store all…
  • New Hydroflex Surfboard Models | Summer 2014

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Hydroflex Surfboards continues to improve upon their current selection of both surfboard shapers and board models to ensure the greatest selection for all of their customers. Below are some of the newest boards that are available for purchase; which includes some high performance and alternative shapes to suit a variety of different surfing conditions! I have had my eye on the Haydenshapes Shred Sled for quite some time now and I think that it might be the next addition to my quiver. (Left to Right -> Top to Bottom)Lost V2 ShortboardRusty SlackerrHaydenshapes Hypto KryptoLost Weekend…
  • Greatness x Embarrassment

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
  • Surfing the Ends of the Earth

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
  • Mountain Lion Sighting | Orange County, CA

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was going through my photo archives and came across these pictures that I took last summer in the middle of July. This is a mountain lion that was about 10 feet behind my house as it walks around and then settled down in a nearby bush. It was an extremely hot day and I imagine it just wanted to relax in the shade.It was a big ordeal with the Orange County Sheriffs Department Deputies rushing to the scene to ensure everyone's safety, with Fish & Game close behind. While seeing wildlife is nothing new for us, seeing a mountain lion was quite a surprise. I just wonder how many times he has…
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    Sports Networker

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Urban Meyer's ESPN 'Car Wash' Schedule Released

    11W Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Urban Meyer will make the rounds on ESPN's "Car Wash" Thursday, appearing on 10 television and radio programs while in Bristol. For your DVR's consideration, here's the full schedule: Time (ET) Program 9:30 a.m. Mike & Mike 10:00 a.m. College Gameday Radio 10:20 a.m. SportsCenter 10:40 a.m. First Take 11:00 a.m. College Football Roundtable 11:35 a.m. ESPNU Podcast 11:55 a.m. ESPNU 12:20 p.m. Recruiting Nation 12:40 p.m. Numbers Never Lie 1:00 p.m. CFB Live
  • Eric Glover-Williams Shines Again at FNL

    John Brandon
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Last Friday night, Eric Glover-Williams found himself in the exact spot he was in one year ago. With nothing and everything to prove, Glover-Williams stepped onto the Ohio Stadium turf ready to put on a show. The past year has been quite a ride for Eric Glover-Williams. At the start of last year, Glover-Williams was a name only known by the hardcore recruitniks, even though he held a scholarship offer from Ohio State. To little fanfare, Glover-Williams took the field at Friday Night Lights 2013. Winning several one-on-ones against Damon Webb, one of the country's top cornerbacks, earned the…
  • Ohio State Basketball Recruiting Notebook: Recapping Daniel Giddens' AAU Season

    Mike Young
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    For recruits, July comes with the pressure to impress colleges because it's the only summer month coaches can evaluate players.  Many prospects rise and fall, accordingly. Daniel Giddens decided to avoid all of the scrutiny, committing to Ohio State, July 4. He didn't take a break this month, though. After committing to the Buckeyes, he went to Las Vegas for the LeBron James Skills Academy – playing a vital role in convincing James to return to Cleveland – and then participated in the Peach Jam and USA U17 tryouts.  As was the case with last week's piece on Mickey Mitchell, Russ Daum…
  • Braxton Miller is Carrying the College Football Playoff Trophy to the House

    DJ Byrnes
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    I, like many others, ridiculed the College Football Playoff Trophy when it was unveiled.  However, I will admit I hadn't considered how it would look in the grasp of Ohio State's dynamo quarterback, Braxton Miller. Upon further reflection, I think the College Football Playoff Trophy looks quite majestic. Loading ..... Braxton said he's in the best shape of his life entering this season, and Ohio State will need every bit of him if they plan on capturing the title. While this photoshop is well done, I do have a simple critique. There's no way a Purdue UAB player will come that close to…
  • How Ohio State's 'Power of the Unit' Mantra Fell Apart Last Season

    Patrick Maks
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:05 am
    CHICAGO – There are three things, Urban Meyer says, that make up the foundation of his Ohio State football team. The first is what he calls “competitive excellence.” The second is a tireless mantra of “point A to B, 4 to 6 seconds.” The third, and perhaps biggest pillar, is the “power of the unit.” Meyer, who’s about to plunge into his third year of guiding the Buckeyes, sounds like a broken record when he talking about all of this.  But it's with purpose and even more so after his team’s late postseason collapse after winning 24-straight games in two years. It's a…
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    FanIQ Featured Stories

  • Cooperstown Welcomes Six New Members

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Today, the Baseball Hall Of Fame welcomed six new members  Three players and three managers.  All deserving of this honor. Two of the players inducted pitched for the Atlanta Braves and have over 300 wins under their belt. Greg Maddux won 355 games in his career, making it the eighth highest figure in Major League Baseball history.  Former teammate, Tom Glavine, won 305 games in his 22 seasons (17 were with the Braves).  Glavine's 305 victories is fourth among left handers.   Former Braves manager, Bobby Cox was also inducted…
  • This Week in NASCAR [Brickyard Week Part 2]

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Today marks the twenty-first running of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Raceway.  Yes, the name has changed over the years, with sponsor's names creeping in, but to most NASCAR fans, I believe it will always simply be known at the Brickyard 400.  This year's race has the unfortuate name of Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Jeff Gordon won the first race there, a trivia fact every avid NASCAR fan remembers.  Since then, there have been numerous winners, but Jeff Gordon, and teammate, Jimmie Johnson…
  • 2014 Ohio State Season Outlook

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Coming off of a disappointing end to the 2013-14 season, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be looking to reach the first ever College Football Playoff. It is hard to tell if they will be able to accomplish this as they have lost a few key players and are facing a much tougher schedule this year compared to last. Braxton Miller is now a senior, which means that the quarterback should be much more experienced and comfortable when it comes time for the big games. Even with Miller's experience, the offense could be a little shaky to start the season as Coach Meyer has had to replace most of the…
  • In The End

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Tough break in Minnesota last night.  We don't know how things would have turned out if Phil Hughes hadn't taken a missile off the ankle and was forced to leave the game, but we do know that a 0-1 Twinks deficit at the time of the injury completely unraveled once his replacement took over.  These are the things that we hope don't happen during a game.  Nobody wants to see anyone get hurt, but when it's the guy who was crucial to making a play in the first place, it's even worse.  I'll survive though.  It was still a great winning day, and…
  • Chael Sonnen's decision to "dope" has cost him dearly

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Chael Sonnen admits he made the decision.  He says he is "ashamed, guilty" and "has no defence".  Too bad he couldn't have had such clarity of thought earlier.  He might still be working. Sonnen has retired from UFC and now he couldn't return, even if he wanted to. After appearing before the Nevada Athletic Commission, where Sonnen offered basically no defence, the commission imposed a ban of two years.  That decision, however, did not seem to be unanimous. Anthony Marnell led the inquiry and wanted a lifetime ban.  He…
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    all News Posts

  • Musings From The Hoodwood 7–29

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Three more in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown... Greetings from the Hoodwood, where we're just grinding away... Rice Gets 2 games…seriously? Ray Rice, has been a steady dependable running back for the Ravens and has been so going back to his days at Rutgers, I was seriously disappointed in his actions where he was in a physically abusive altercation with his then fiancé now wife. Rice, to his credit owned up to the deed. But the NFL gave him a two game suspension, consider that Albert Haynesworth got 5 games for stomping on an opponent during a game, a coach got 6 games for his…
  • Tuesday's Trek – 7/29/14

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Greetings from Minnesota/South Dakota!!!   As you read this, Jerry and I are now into Day 4 of “World Tour Stop #4”.  Today we’re driving down I-29 from Sioux Falls to Kansas City to catch the Royals host the Twins tonight.  This is the 21st Century version of home movies, but here we go: We bitch a whole lot about what’s wrong with sports, but let me tell you what doesn’t suck:  A warm summer day sitting in the stands and enjoying a ball game with good food.  The sunshine of the day and yes the clouds and rain to cool it off, the singing of the national anthem by a kid while…
  • Monday Moaning 7–28–14

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Welcome to Monday Moaning...And look what I found...If anything should happen to Mrs. Beeze, God forbid...I know who the next target on my list...Look at that...Good body...You know I love the red hair...And look at the skills...Clearly this gal is a dick-wrecker...Just pull it out, stand behind her and see how long you last...Just imagine what else she can do with that body...Wrecking dicks left and right! Have I objectified women enough yet?  Hey, that's my bread and butter people...the words in between the T&A is just quality filler! And why do I start each Monday Moaning post with an…
  • We Built This City: Summer

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Last year, on this weekend, I was bemoaning the fact that I was middle aged and in pain after failing at getting up on water skis.  This year, I’m a year older, but I did correct my mistake I noted last year, and got up on the skis.  It felt great, but that middle aged thing has a way of letting you know it’s still here.  It didn’t take long for my feet and ankles to get fatigued so after a few turns around the river it was time to let go. In contrast to the catastrophic sort of fail that was me attempting to ski last summer, this year I gracefully slowed to a stop, and waved a…
  • If Playoff System Existed Last Season

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    First off, there needs to be a better way to describe this. The “playoff” is four teams, but there was a championship game under the BCS and you could describe the other major bowls as “BCS bowls” without confusion. CFP (college football playoff) bowls maybe? I guess I’ll call them that. If you’re not aware, there is a three-year rotation for the semifinals. Year 1: Rose and Sugar. Year 2: Orange and Cotton. Year 3: Fiesta and Peach. So I’m going to go through all three possibilities using last year’s pre-bowl rankings. The Top Four Going by the BCS standings, this is how the…
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    Peak Performance: The Blog

  • The WNBA's Shoni Schimmel: The New "Pistol Pete" in Atlanta?

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

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

    30 Jan 2014 | 10:47 am
    "Dirk is all about German precision.  He’s like a surgeon out on the court. He sees the game in slow motion, he knows what’s going to happen and he knows what he needs to do.  And it’s that ability to understand not only what he needs to do but also context is what continues to make him special. "He makes it into a science. He’s a student of the game and, in a lot of respects, it helps him because, you know, you’ll see him all the time. He knows how to protect his body, which makes him look really awkward sometimes, but he understands context. When you’re younger,…
  • Mental Conditioning Wins Again

    8 Jan 2014 | 6:38 am
    Monday night, the Florida State Seminoles beat the Auburn Tigers, 34-31, on a last second touchdown to win the final BCS National Championship game in Pasadena, California to determine the college football national championship.It was a hard-fought game that provided an exciting finish for the ages as the Seminoles overcame a 21-10 deficit in the second half. The game was also significant in that the SEC champion did not win the national championship for the first time in the last eight tries.  Since January 2006, when Texas defeated USC (also at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena), the SEC…
  • Happy Holidays from the Valdes family.

    19 Dec 2013 | 11:18 am
    Happy Holidays from the Valdes family.
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    Women Talk Sports | Latest News and Blog Posts

  • A small acknowledgement = a BIG game changer! by Erica Quam @coachquam

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    FEATURED ARTICLE by Erica Quam A small acknowledgement = a BIG game changerI had a friend pick up the phone and call me yesterday to acknowledge me for an email that I had sent out.  She wanted to tell me that she was excited to see the progress I was making. She recognized I had followed through on things we had talked about and she had seen me take action and persevere.  She simply noticed - and wanted to let me know that she had noticed.It absolutely made my day!  It really made an impact on me.  When was the last time someone acknowledged you for something or vice…
  • Midweek Books: The odyssey of golf in China

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
      On Wednesday I highlight noteworthy new sports books, with links to reviews, interviews and other information about the subject and/or author. * * * * * * * * Golf was outlawed in China until 1984. Now there are believed to be several million players, and hundreds of new courses have opened in recent years. These figures are growing, despite land reform efforts that prompted an official ban on the construction of new courses. This is the paradox examined by Dan Washburn in “The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Game,” which was published earlier this month. Washburn, an…
  • TUFF Girls – The Card that Changed Amateur WMMA

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Palmer vs. VanDermeer Courtesy Dave Mandel/Sherdog It was five years ago a card was held in the amateur ranks that launched careers and made a statement that the amateur women’s divisions were expanding. Tuff-n-uff already broke some barriers in terms of the women’s divisions, having a female fight headline their first ever MMA card. It was the jumping off point for many fighters including Tonya Evinger, Lacey Schuckman, Kaitlin Young, and Sarah Schneider. On July 10th 2009 in Las Vegas, the promotion went all in with what would be the first amateur all female MMA card. At the…
  • Access free educational materials for espnW Nine for IX films

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    I recently had the opportunity to work in collaboration with espnW to develop discussion guides for the Emmy-nominated Nine for IX film series. Nine for IX premiered June 18, 2013, as part of ESPN’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX. Inspired by the 40th anniversary of Title IX, ESPN Films and espnW produced nine documentary films about women in sports, told through the lens of female filmmakers. Nine for IX Films are a collection of remarkable stories that offer teachable moments and powerful lessons in the history of sports. . The Nine for IX Knowledge Center is…
  • Mystics force overtime, but Liberty claim win

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Just the Facts, Ma'am: It took buzzer-beaters, overtime, and getting back a lead as high as 15 points, but the New York Liberty pulled off an 80-76 win against the Washington Mystics. Tina Charles had 23 points and 12 rebounds, 19 and 7 of those in the first half. Kia Vaughn led Washington with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. For pinkness, transiting, drop passes, Valentines, purple mountain majesties, and staying up past your bedtime, join your intrepid and insomniac blogger after the jump. So it's already one of those nights, one of those crazy old nights, and I've barely crossed…
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    YouTube: Sports

  • Fight Night San Jose: Robbie Lawler Post-Fight Octagon Interview

    UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Fight Night San Jose: Robbie Lawler Post-Fight Octagon Interview Hear Robbie Lawler talk to Joe Rogan after his 5-round decision win against Matt Brown at Fight Night San Jose. Lawler will get the next crack at UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. From: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship Views: 50934 508 ratings Time: 01:22 More in Sports
  • Fight Night San Jose: Anthony Johnson Post-Fight Interview

    UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Fight Night San Jose: Anthony Johnson Post-Fight Interview Anthony "Rumble" Johnson won in impressive fashion at Fight Night San Jose. hear him speak to Joe Rogan afterwards. From: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship Views: 58303 636 ratings Time: 02:14 More in Sports
  • Fight Night San Jose: Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights

    UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Fight Night San Jose: Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights Hear from Dana White, Robbie Lawler, Anthony Johnson and more in the Fight Night San Jose post fight press conference highlights. From: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship Views: 26313 264 ratings Time: 02:16 More in Sports
  • [GO車誌GP車隊] 2014 OTGP Rd.2 測時賽

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    [GO車誌GP車隊] 2014 OTGP Rd.2 測時賽 2014 OTGP Rd.2 測時賽報導. From: buycartv Views: 16969 139 ratings Time: 07:36 More in Autos & Vehicles
  • HIGHLIGHTS: New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew | July 26, 2014

    Major League Soccer
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    HIGHLIGHTS: New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew | July 26, 2014 Two teams in a pitched battle for placing in the Eastern Conference meet on when the New England Revolution play host to the Columbus Crew at Gillette Stadium. Subscribe to our channel for... From: Major League Soccer Views: 5659 127 ratings Time: 06:57 More in Sports
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    Swim Bike Run Live

  • Setting Triathlon Goals – Racing Happy

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

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

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

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

    14 Oct 2013 | 11:28 am
    Over the last eight months, a lot of people have asked me questions about my back, how I’m healing and when I’ll return to racing. Most of the time, the questions don’t really get at the heart of what I went through. For example, people would ask about my run training, when I really wanted to tell them about how proud I was for being strong enough to rake up a few leaves on my front yard – even if it completely wiped me out and I had to take a 2 hour nap after. I’m not normally comfortable talking about myself at length without someone giving me a good reason, so I feel like…
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    The Business of Sports

  • A Conversation with Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation (Russell Scibetti)
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Tweet Here is another installment from our partnership with the Columbia University Graduate Program in Sports Management. You can follow them on Twitter at @CUSportsBiz. Today’s post comes from their Full Court Press interview series with leaders in sports business. With LeBron’s return to Cleveland we wanted learn more about his community work with his Akron based foundation and other initiatives. Michele Campbell is the Executive Director of The LeBron James Family Foundation.  The organization helps at-risk youths progress from third grade to successful high school…
  • Infographic Friday: 2014 MLB All-Star Game (Russell Scibetti)
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Tweet It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s entry comes to us from the “Twinsiders”  Minnesota Twins blog on the MLBlogs network and provides a great recap of last week’s All-Star Game. It features insights on TV viewership, attendance for All-Star weekend events, record-setting charitable contributions, and social media engagement.
  • Clippers Valuation Details (Russell Scibetti)
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Tweet I wanted to post this here in case you didn’t see it via other media sources yet (my original source for this was an ESPN article – click here for that story and their analysis). Below is the report created by Bank of America to show how they’d determine the value of the franchise. If you go to page 4, you’ll see a chart that compares several potential sale prices to annual revenues. Specifically, the $2B sale price represents more than 10x annual revenue, where on page 5, you’ll see that no other NBA team has sold for more than 5x annual revenue. So to…
  • Player Insurance and Title IX (Russell Scibetti)
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Tweet Earlier today I read an interesting article on how Texas A&M was able to essentially discourage one of their top players from entering the NFL Draft by paying for his insurance policy. The basic idea with these types of policies is to cover against the risk of career ending injury and potentially losing out on future earnings by staying in school for another season. It’s becoming more common for players to take out these types of insurance policies themselves, but the premiums can be quite expensive. However, in this case, Texas A&M is paying for the policy, not the player.
  • New Sponsorship Recap: Gillette, Adobe and Mission (Russell Scibetti)
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Tweet One of the benefits of running this blog is finding out about new, creative and effective partnerships right when they happen. So moving forward, I will occasionally post a “New Sponsorship Recap” to highlight these deals. Thanks to the brands and properties (and their PR agencies) for always keeping me up to speed! Gillette’s FlexBall and the Home Run Derby Gillette announced a unique twist to this year’s Gillette Home Run Derby, which could push the final charitable donation to be the highest in the history of the event. Charitable donations have long been a…
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  • MLB Betting Line Odds Atlanta Braves vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction Preview 7-31-2014

    Tony Tellez
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The Atlanta Braves will close out a mid-week series against the LA Dodgers in a Major League Baseball game wagering odds pick released for Thursday night. BRAVES VS DODGERS FREE THURSDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line The betting odds from Game 3 of this series have the home side LA Dodgers the -200 wagering favorite with the underdog Atlanta Braves returning +170 odds. The run total is lined at 5 ½ runs. On the mound in the series finale for Atlanta will be Julio Teheran. The Braves right hander is 10-6 in 22 starts with an ERA of 2.71 and WHIP of 1.04. Teheran…
  • MLB Pick St Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres Betting Line Odds Prediction Preview 7-31-2014

    Tony Tellez
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The St Louis Cardinals will conclude a mid-week series against the San Diego Padres in a Major League Baseball game wagering odds pick scheduled for Thursday afternoon. CARDINALS VS PADRES FREE THURSDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line First pitch from San Diego is scheduled for 3:40PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings channel. The MLB odds from this game have the home side San Diego Padres favored by -120 odds with the return on the road underdog St Louis Cardinals at +100 odds. The run total is lined at seven runs.
  • MLB Pick Prediction Colorado Rockies versus Chicago Cubs Betting Lines Odds Preview 7-31-2014

    Tony Tellez
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    The Colorado Rockies will close out a four game series as they face the Chicago Cubs in a Major League Baseball game wagering odds pick released for Thursday afternoon. ROCKIES VS CUBS FREE THURSDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line The teams begin play from Wrigley Field in Chicago at 2:20PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Extra Innings channel. Getting the start for Colorado will be Tyler Matzek who works his tenth game this season. Matzek is 2-5 with an ERA of 4.39 and WHIP of 1.39. The Rockies left hander started on Saturday and…
  • MLB Betting Line Odds LA Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction Preview 7-31-2014

    Tony Tellez
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The LA Angels will conclude an AL series against the Baltimore Orioles in a Major League Baseball game wagering pick prediction released for Thursday night. ANGELS VS ORIOLES FREE THURSDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line The teams begin play from Baltimore at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by MLB Network. The MLB odds from this contest have the road team LA Angels the -120 wagering favorite with the underdog Baltimore Orioles returning +100 odds. The run total is lined at nine runs. Starting for the Angels will be Tyler Skaggs for the…
  • MLB Pick Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Betting Line Odds Prediction Preview 7-31-2014

    Tony Tellez
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The Chicago White Sox will close out an AL Central series against the Detroit Tigers in a Major League Baseball game betting odds pick released for Thursday afternoon. WHITE SOX VS TIGERS FREE THURSDAY MLB WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line The teams begin from Detroit at 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by WGN TV. The MLB odds from this contest have the home side Detroit Tigers the -190 wagering favorite with the over under odds set at nine runs. On the mound for the White Sox will be John Danks in the series finale. The Chicago left hander is 9-6…
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  • Indian women thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in CWG hockey

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:23 am
    The Indian women’s hockey team came back strongly from a 0—3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14—0 in their third Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games. India displayed immense maturity by learning from their previous defeat and not letting Sunday’s loss affect their game. It was in the fourth minute when Vandana Katariya converted a penalty corner to open the account. Deepika and Rani sneaked in two back-to-back field goals in the 11th and 12th minutes to make it 3—0. Jaspreet Kaur (18th minute), Rani (19th, 25th), captain Ritu Rani (22nd), Deepika…
  • Many Indian athletes in Glasgow yet to get their daily allowance

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    One week into the Commonwealth Games, a sizeable chunk of Indian athletes participating at Glasgow are yet to get the full quota of their daily allowance. Most members of the 215-strong Indian contingent have spent more than ten days without the full allowance which has been increased to $50 from $25. The squash squad — including Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal — have not been paid their dues at all while the table tennis players received half of the allowance just yesterday night. “We have not got anything so far but we are told we should be getting the money soon,” Ghosal, who…
  • India struggling to stay in Third Test

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:19 am
    In a match that is within England’s grasp, India is struggling to stay afloat. When monumental occupation of the crease was needed, the visitors’ leading batsmen were a fleeting presence. It was an outcome that emerged from three factors — James Anderson and Stuart Broad’s penetrative bowling, the batsmen’s tentativeness and a startling failure to exhibit restraint when spinner Moeen Ali came into view. At close on the third day of the third Test here at the Ageas Bowl, India scored 323 for eight in its first innings, still 246 behind England’s 569. M.S. Dhoni (50 batting) and an…
  • Devendro enters quarters, Shiva ousted from CWG

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    Indian boxer L. Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with a hard-fought win after reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was shockingly sent packing as the pre-quarterfinal bouts of the 20th Commonwealth Games got underway here today. Asian Championships silver-medallist Devendro made the quarterfinals after notching up a tough 2—1 victory over Sri Lanka’s Madushan Gamage. The Indian started off confidently, getting a perfect-ten score from all three judges in the opening three minutes. The next round was not as lopsided but Devendro, who looks to drain the opponent…
  • Bayern Munich chairman: Club will never fire Guardiola

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was responding to questions in Sunday’s Welt am Sonntagnewspaper about whether he was worried that Bayern could struggle this season since many of its stars haven’t yet returned after playing at the World Cup. The interviewer recalled that Bayern coaches were dismissed in disappointing seasons following the last two World Cups. Rummenigge said Guardiola will remain in charge “at least…
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    The Big Tip

  • How Can Seniors Undergo Personal Fitness Training?

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

    Emily Brown
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:31 pm
    A personal trainer can simply be defined or looked at as a fitness expert. A fitness expert will be someone who has acquired skills in helping other people to achieve certain goals with regards to their health and body. Such goals might be for a person who wants to be able to run a certain number of miles everyday but is unable to do so. This is why it becomes necessary that they first get to go through the training which will make them better and also help them in achieving their goals. In order to get ready for those kinds of exercises, there are things that you would need to go through…
  • Different Kinds Of Trainers

    Emily Brown
    19 May 2014 | 5:31 pm
    In recent times, people have become so obsessed a lot with how they look and more especially about their weight. This has made so many people enroll in gyms so as to help keep fit and maintain their weights. On the other hand, some other people have had to keep fit not because they want to but because they either had warnings from a doctor concerning their health or have to keep fit because their careers demand. People like models, have to keep fit because it is a career demand and they cannot be hired to work if they are not of proper weight. In other cases like when you get sick or you get…
  • Getting to Know the Different Types of Cardio Equipment

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

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

  • The World’s Best 7th Grader is Baaaack, Drops a New Highlight Tape

    Lacrosse Playground
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    The kid isn’t even in high school yet! Rising 8th grader, John Cohen, is kasjdfnajksdfnkj. From April: Meet John Cohen. Cohen is a 7th grader at the IMG Academy. He’s 5 feet tall and weighs 95lbs. There’s one more thing you should know about this kid – he plays on the high school lacrosse team and tears it up.
  • HEADstrong Foundation™ Announces Fall Five Event Line-up

    Lacrosse Playground
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Holmes, PA – With the summer lacrosse tournament season winding down, HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) is focusing their sights on fall.  Earlier this week the non-profit organization proudly announced the dates for their Fall Five™ event series.  HF’s Fall Five is a series of charity lacrosse events focused on elevating blood cancer awareness, honoring those affected by the diseases and raising funds to support the essential programs and services for cancer patients and their families by the organization. HF Fall Five 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic, September 27,…
  • Harrison, Hunt and Powell join Fathead MLL Lineup

    Lacrosse Playground
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    BOSTON - Major League Lacrosse and Fathead® today announced they will be adding three players to the Fathead REAL.BIG. wall graphic MLL roster as part of an evolving partnership with the industry leader of officially licensed sports and entertainment decals and more. Kyle Harrison (Ohio Machine), Ben Hunt (Chesapeake Bayhawks), and Casey Powell (Florida Launch) are the latest MLL stars to have their own life-size wall graphic. These players join the likes of Paul Rabil (Boston Cannons), Rob Pannell (New York Lizards) and Steele Stanwick (Ohio Machine) whose Fathead graphics are already…
  • Free.99 Highlight Videos with a Varsity Recruiting Profile

    Lacrosse Playground
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Get a free, professionally edited highlight video with your ConnectLAX Varsity profile. Save $100 while presenting your game in the best way possible to college coaches. Promotion ends August 5thHighlight videos and recruiting profiles are like peanut butter and jelly, you can’t have one without the other.Sign up here for your Varsity profile - - and receive a free 10-play highlight video - MVP profile gets you the 20-play highlight video.And to see how awesome your video will be, check these out.Gents…
  • Is this the best goal of the year?

    Lacrosse Playground
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    According to our boy, Booker Corrigan, it is. What do you think? sieverts from Liz Mannis on Vimeo.
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    Lady Loves Pinstripes

  • Yankees: Do you like getting lucky two nights in a row?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Her Source I Zoe Saldana Attends ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Screening

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Zoe Saldana looked beautiful in black at a special screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This week, The Cinema Society with Men’s Fitness & FIJI Water hosted a screening of Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in theaters this Friday. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana (with husband Marco Perego), Vin Diesel and Lee Pace were in attendance from the film, along with guests Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Natasha Lyonne, Judy Greer, Ian Ziering, Nick Offerman and more. Zoe wore a Lanvin dress and clutch, Saint Laurent shoes, Vita Fede earrings…
  • Exclusive: Jill Scott Talks Playing James Brown’s Wife In ‘Get On Up’

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Jill Scott discusses playing James Brown’s second wife DeeDee, in the biopic “Get On Up” out this Friday.  In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster “The Help,” Tate Taylor directs “42’s” Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in “Get on Up.”  Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.  Boseman is…
  • Swizz Beatz Shares Videos Of He, Timbaland & Jay Z Crafting “Versus” In The Studio

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Footage of a legendary night has surfaced Shortly after the release of his notoriously released Magna Carta Holy Grail album, Jay Z flew overseas to chat with prominent BBC Radio personality, Zane Lowe, and he revealed that there was footage of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland going back and forth on a table in the studio, crafting what would become “Versus”–an interlude on the album–in freehand form. Just over a year later, Swizz Beatz uploaded two Instagram videos showcasing the night Jay discussed, in which he and Timbaland try to create “Versus” on the spot,…
  • Her Source | Kim Kardashian Speaks Out Against Adrienne Bailon For Slaming Rob Kardashian

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    It was all good just a week ago Socialite Kim Kardashian is sticking up for little brother Rob Kardashian as they voice their opinion about his ex-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon‘s article in Latina Magazine. When Adrienne started dating Rob things seemed to be good between her and big sis Kim Kardashian. Recently, everything is not all roses between them as she disses his former girlfriend. Here is what Bailon said about her relationship with Kardashian: “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career, I probably realized that too late—not that…
  • Curren$y Announces October/November Release For Highly Anticipated ‘Pilot Talk 3′ LP

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    4 years in the making Curren$y re-established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the rap game when he released Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk 2–two critically-acclaimed albums almost produced entirely by tenured beatsmith Ski Beatz.  Since then he hasn’t let up, releasing both official LPs (Weekend At Burnie’s, Stoned Immaculate) and free mixtapes (New Jet City, The Drive-In Theatre) that have done nothing but solidify the NOLA rep’s place among the lyrical elite. Curren$y, also known as Spitta Andretti, has been teasing the third installment of Pilot Talk, Pilot…
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    Fenway West

  • Game 108 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 7/30/14

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Here is the lineup for tonight’s game with the Jays: Red Sox (48-59) Holt 1B Victorino RF Pedroia 2B Napoli DH Gomes LF Drew SS Bogaerts 3B Bradley Jr. CF Vazquez C Workman SP Game time is 7:10pm EST.
  • Doubront Traded to Cubs for PTBNL

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Felix Doubront has said openly that he does not appreciate the bullpen role that he has been given by the Red Sox for much of the season.  Doubront indicated that he considers himself a starter, so if he is not to start with the Red Sox he would like to be traded to a team where he would be given that opportunity.  Doubront has also had some poor showing on the mound when he has been called upon from the pen.  Doubront had one of his worst outing of his career in 2/3 of an inning on Monday night where he gave up 8 runs to the Blue Jays in the series opener. It looks as if Doubront has been…
  • Sox Lose Another Game, This Time 4-2 to the Jays

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Last week the Jays starter Stroman almost threw a no hitter against the Red Sox and the team would get a chance to get their revenge last night.  Unfortunately the Red Sox still had trouble with Stroman and Rubby De La Rosa didn’t have his usual dominant stuff at the friendly confines of Fenway. Toronto went out to a quick lead when Rasmus hit a solo HR in the 2nd inning.  Sox 0-1.  The Red Sox were able to tie the game in the 3rd when Holt hit a single and then Pedey hit an RBI double to bring him home.  Sox 1-1.  The tie ball game did not last for long though as Rubby De La Rosa…
  • Say Goodbye to Bucky

    Michael Passanisi
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    I’m sure Clay Buchholz is a good and decent man. He appears to be happily married with a 4-year-old daughter. He does a lot of charity work. He has never been considered a clubhouse distraction. I have come to the conclusion, however, that this should be his last year with the Red Sox, no matter what happens to Jon Lester. The ups and downs of Buchholz’s career are well-documented, from a no-hitter in his second major league start all the way to the very disappointing 2014 campaign. Despite a 63-39 overall record and a 3.81 ERA, the righty from Texas has had only one consistently…
  • Game 107 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 7/9/14

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Jays: Red Sox (48-58) Holt RF Nava LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Carp 1B Drew SS Bogaerts 3B Bradley Jr. CF Vazquez C De La Rosa SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
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    Next Impulse Sports | Next Impulse Sports

  • Oklahoma Kicker’s Playbook Gets Right To The Point

    John Ferensen
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    We got iPads for our playbooks today. Here’s the only play loaded on mine.. — S. M. Hunnicutt (@Hunnicutt08) July 31, 2014 Bob Stoops passed out this season’s playbooks — which are contained on personal iPads — to his Oklahoma University team today. While the rest of the team will spend the next month deciphering complex blocking schemes and defensive assignments, kicker Michael Hunnicutt doesn’t appear to have quite as much work cut out for him. [TBL] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • The Most Ridiculous Moments From ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’

    Pete Blackburn
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    SyFy’s sequel to their hit made-for-TV movie ‘Sharknado’ aired on Wednesday and, as expected, it was absolutely ridiculous. I made it a point to compile some of the more ridiculous scenes from ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’ and, luckily, the movie gave me plenty to work with. Brace yourself, it was truly a cinematic masterpiece. Here we go… Kelly Osborne was the first to die. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • George W. Bush Surprises Derek Jeter At Jeter’s Pregame Ceremony

    Sean Wagner-McGough
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Say all you want about the Texas Rangers’ season thus far. We all know it’s been a disaster. But they didn’t mess around tonight. Tonight was the Rangers’ turn to honor Derek Jeter with a pregame ceremony. And they didn’t hold back. Enter: George W. Bush. Because why the hell not? Your browser does not support iframes. It appears that Bush hasn’t forgot about the famous words Derek Jeter said to him prior to tossing out the first pitch at a World Series game in 2001 — less than two months after 9/11. Don’t bounce your throw, or they’ll boo…
  • Antonio Brown-Emmanuel Sanders Beef is Getting Feisty

    Andrew Doughty
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Emmanuel Sanders hopped from Pittsburgh to Denver this offseason, leaving Big Ben and the Steelers for another veteran QB in Peyton Manning. All was quiet from Sanders until an interview with 104.3 in Denver on Monday during which he was asked about the difference between Roethlisberger and Manning. I feel like Peyton is a far better leader, in terms of staying after practice, catching balls, wanting guys to get on the same page with him, things of that sort. Shots fired? Apparently, if you ask his former teammate Antonio Brown, who responded to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review with the…
  • Vernon Davis Stars As Captain Torpedo In “Leaked” Short Film

    Ryan Wong
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Move over Iron Man, Captain Torpedo is here to save the day. And by save the day, I mean get captured by a guy for reasons which are entirely unclear. No one actually knows what this is about. Vernon Davis dropped this “leaked scene” from a short comedy-action film where Davis plays a superhero with… some sort of powers which are dampened by his one true weakness: seaweed. Davis’ other superpower, identifying bad accents, ends up working against him in the long run. A word to the wise, don’t mess with Canadian super villains posing as Eastern European warlords.
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    Total Packers

  • Jay Cutler is Winning the MVP

    Monty McMahon
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    We've gotten some inside information from Brandon Marshall and now we can surely say that Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is winning the MVP this year. Cutty! The post Jay Cutler is Winning the MVP appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Big Ted Has a Big New Deal

    Monty McMahon
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    That joyous day that we have all pined for for so long is finally here. The Green Bay Packers have locked up general manager Ted Thompson with a shiny, new multi-year contract extension. Big Ted! Woooooooooooooo! The length or worth of the contract hasn’t been released and we don’t expect it to be. The Packers […] The post Big Ted Has a Big New Deal appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Aaron Rodgers Wants Jermichael Finley Back

    Monty McMahon
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Add Aaron Rodgers to the list of people who say they want tight end Jermichael Finley back with the Green Bay Packers. It still seems unlikely. The post Aaron Rodgers Wants Jermichael Finley Back appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Packers Want to Give Johnathan Franklin a Job

    Monty McMahon
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    They won't be giving him a job playing football, but the Green Bay Packers want to give Johnathan Franklin a job doing something else in the organization. The post Packers Want to Give Johnathan Franklin a Job appeared first on Total Packers.
  • DuJuan Harris is Too Damn Big for that Bike!

    Monty McMahon
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Running back DuJuan Harris met a local girl whose bike was a little too small for him to ride to practice. He didn't let her down though. The post DuJuan Harris is Too Damn Big for that Bike! appeared first on Total Packers.
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    The Sports Mirror

  • Delhi Dynamos announces Belgian Harm van Veldhoven as manager

    Vikram Kamboj
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    New Delhi, July 30th, 2014: Delhi Dynamos FC, the national capital’s Football Team for the Hero Indian Super League, announced Harm van Veldhoven as their Manager today. Delhi Dynamos announces Belgian Harm van Veldhoven as manager Harm started his career as a striker on the football field and his tryst with coaching started in 1999 with FC Lommel, a renowned second division club in Belgium. He took over as Manager in 2000, achieving promotion in 2002 by winning the Belgium Second Division Championship. During his tenure, Harm also managed to guide the club to the finals of the Belgian Cup.
  • Equestrian: Riders from Bangalore to represent India at the 17th Asian Games, 2014

    Vikram Kamboj
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Bangalore, India – July 24, 2014: Ajai Appachu, Fouaad Mirza and Nadia Haridass, three of Karnataka’s veteran show jumpers from the Embassy International Riding School, Bangalore, will be making their way to Incheon, Korea for the 17th Asian Games 2014. Ajai Appachu, Nadia Haridass and Fouaad Mirza (from left to right) from Embassy International Riding School (EIRS) This year, the Asian Games will be held from the 19th of September to the 4th of October. The Equestrian sport has been featured in the Asian Games ever since it was staged in New Delhi in 1982. To date, Japan leads with the…
  • World Kabaddi League announces Title Sponsor & Franchisees

    Vikram Kamboj
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    New Delhi, July 24, 2014: World Kabaddi League, the first international kabaddi league, today unveiled league franchisees names & logos. Wave Group will be the ‘Title Sponsor’ for the inaugural edition of World Kabaddi League. The announcements were made in the presence Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab and President, World Kabaddi League; Mr. Pargat Singh, Commissioner,World Kabaddi League; Mr. Raman Raheja, CEO, World Kabaddi League; Superstar rapper & WKL Franchisee Owner Yo Yo Honey Singh; Bollywood Celebs and WKL Franchisee co-owners Mr. Akshay Kumar, Ms.
  • Team Pune to start Player Draft Selection Sequence in Round One

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

    Vikram Kamboj
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    Best of Indian footballing talent will be at the center of attraction as the new football clubs of Hero Indian Super League vies among each other, in a bid to form their respective strong Indian line-up. Hero Indian Super League Hero Indian Super League will organize a three-day Central Domestic Player Pool Draft, starting on Monday, 21st till Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 in Mumbai. First day will see the League deciding club’s sequence for the draft through a lot pick, while the following two days will witness club representatives making their best choice through 14 rounds of draft system.
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  • Why LeBron can’t go home again – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News

    Sean Callanan
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In case you missed it – Reprint of Sports Geek News – Wednesday 30th July 2014 What @SportsGeek reads….. Why LeBron can’t go home again - great article by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar New San Francisco 49ers stadium is a geek heaven These jerseys look awful but no doubt the fans will love them - The first ever selfie jerseys are here! Study: Mobile […] The post Why LeBron can’t go home again – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
  • SGP 055: SEAT Conference recap – IT, CRM & Digital

    Sean Callanan
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    What a week in Miami, a big thanks to Christine Stoffel for another great SEAT conference.  Yes it I faced some hurdles including losing my voice 36 hours before co-presenting the Welcome Address keynote but with some quick thinking and some slides we powered through.  I’m already looking forward to SEAT 2015 in San Francisco and […] The post SGP 055: SEAT Conference recap – IT, CRM & Digital appeared first on @SportsGeek. This is just a summary, please read on...
  • TDF cyclists faced with a new danger – ICYMI – @SportsGeek News

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

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

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

  • Dahntay Jones Works Out For Spurs

    Andrew Ball
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, free agent Dahntay Jones worked out for a few NBA teams today, and the San Antonio Spurs were among those in attendance. Free agent Dahntay Jones worked out for NBA teams today in Las Vegas. The Kings, Cavaliers, Spurs, Thunder and Wizards were in attendance. — Alex Kennedy […]
  • Report: Sanikidze to sign with Russian club Unics Kazan

    Paul Garcia
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    According to, Viktor Sanikidze, who just completed a season with CAI Zaragoza, is close to finalizing a new deal with the Russian basketball club Unics Kazan. Sanikidze, 28, averaged 8.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in the EuroCup last season with CAI Zaragoza. The San Antonio Spurs acquired Sanikidze’s NBA draft rights from the Atlanta […]
  • Patty Mills’ goal remains to be a starting NBA point guard

    Jeff Garcia
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    After a break out season for San Antonio Spurs, it was thought then free agent Patty Mills might be leaving the Alamo City for a huge payday and a chance at a starting role with another team. However, he suffered a huge setback in the offseason when it was discovered he tore his shoulder rotator […]
  • Grading the Spurs’ offseason moves

    Paul Garcia
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Written by Benjamin Bornstein The San Antonio Spurs are like the kid in class who you know is going to screw your grade, because he’s going to set the curve, and he’s going to set it higher than you’d like. They went out and didn’t make any splashy moves, they got back all the guys […]
  • Photo: As if Kawhi Leonard’s hands couldn’t get any bigger

    Jeff Garcia
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard is not only known for his play on the court, he is also known to have massive hands. His hands reportedly measure 11.5 inches and help on both ends of the court. However, this is a bit ridiculous. Check out Leonard “Mega-Ballin” while wearing big-hand gloves. Seriously, as if Kawhi’s hands […]
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    True Football Manager 2014

  • In the slump

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Hello dear readers, Blog post #821, Dresden story. First of all I want to notify you my blog is going to be delayed for 10 days. The matter is that I took a vacation and am going to travel over Ukraine. Surely, the latest events in my country mean I should travel in a Western direction. So the route is: Bukovel (Carpathian mountians) – Truskavets (Ukrainian SPA resort) – Lviv (currently the best
  • Quite vast winter transfer campaign

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

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

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

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

  • Kylie Minogue to Co-Star with Dwayne Johnson in ‘San Andreas 3D’

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Word is out that pop star and actress Kylie Minogue will co-star alongside Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming disaster flick, San Andreas 3D, in which a catastrophic earthquake hits the West Coast. Also playing a leading role, as Johnson’s ex-wife, is actress Carla Gugino ( Night at the Museum). Johnson’s character—a special-ops firefighter—and his ex-wife must make
  • WATCH: Jadeveon Clowney’s Monster Training Camp Tackle

    Maddy Lucier
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney continues to impress in training camp. A video was posted recently showing Clowney in practice, schooling the O-linemen and reaching the running back even before he gets the handoff. In the video, Clowney pulls back at the last second and goes easy on the tackle, almost like he’s daring you
  • High School Basketball Star Sarah Dudzinski and Her Awesome Work Ethic

    STACK Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    You don’t need a flashy workout program or a crazy diet to take your game to the next level. Sometimes, you just have to put in the work. Dudzinski, a 5-foot-7, 16-year-old basketball player out of North Carolina, understands that. She’s aiming to practice three hours per day, six days a week, as she prepares
  • Develop an Unstoppable Crossover Dribble With Just 3 Drills

    T. J. Allan
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Without question, the crossover dribble is the ultimate basketball maneuver. It's shifty, it's explosive, and most importantly, when done right, it's
  • Gear Up for Football Season

    Jordan Zirm
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    With your first Friday night kickoff fast approaching, now is the time not only to whip yourself into great shape, but also to arm yourself with the best gridiron gear. The newest cleats will help you tear up the turf while leaving defenders face down in it. Jordan VI Retro TD Combines the sharp look
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    Sports Feel Good Stories

  • The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year

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

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Football season’s start is just around the corner.  To get you in the football frame of mind, here are a few funny football quotes. You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four. Dan Birdwell Three funny football quotes from Erma Bombeck Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I’ve ever seen that I didn’t have to clean. If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
  • Stuart Scott’s Moving ESPYs Speech

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

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

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

  • Chatham-Kent July Athlete of the Month Voting

    Ian Kennedy
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Below are CKSN’s nominees for the July 2014 Chatham-Kent Athlete of the Month. Voting will continue until Thursday, August 7, with the winner being named Friday, August 8. Poll votes, comments below, as well as Facebook comments ( and Twitter Retweets ( will be counted as votes. See below the poll for monthly accolades for each athlete. Take Our Poll Nominees in Alphabetical Order and Monthly Highlights: Madison Broad (Wallaceburg) – Wallaceburg’s Madison Broad won multiple medals at the Canadian Age Group Swimming…
  • Vandehogen Calls It A Career

    Ian Kennedy
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Brett Vandehogen in 2014 with the SPHL’s Mississippi Surge – Photo by Mississippi SurgeBlenheim’s Brett Vandehogen will be moving on to new challenges this Fall, when typically the local hockey product would be heading to training camp. Vandehogen has decided to hang up his skates after finishing a five year OUA career, and playing last season in the professional ranks. “It was a lot of fun playing hockey and having the opportunity to consider the sport I love my job for the year,” explained Vandehogen about getting the opportunity to play professional hockey.
  • Minor Mosquitos Win Oakridge Tournament

    Ian Kennedy
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:37 pm
    The Chatham Diamonds Minor Mosquito baseball team won the Oakridge Tournament over the weekened – Contributed PhotoThe Chatham Diamonds Minor Mosquito baseball team took home the championship title at the Oakridge Invitational over the weekend. The Chatham Diamonds went a perfect 5-0, including a 19-0 final win over the Stratford Indians. Pitcher Trent Stephenson left no margin for error in the final, throwing a complete game no-hitter for the win. Ayden Blain, Kurt Countryman, and Hunter Myers hit home runs in the final. In their four lead up games, the Minor Misquito Diamonds kept…
  • New Dresden Sports Complex Gets Trillium Funding

    Ian Kennedy
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Proposed outline of the Lambton-Kent complex and phases for the project.Slated upgrades to the Lambton-Kent Composite School sporting complex got a big boost recently, as they were awarded $114,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. According to the Ontario Trillium Foundation website, the Dresden Community Development Association will receive, “$114,000 over one year to improve the quality and safety of the sports fields in Dresden, including installation of an irrigation system, resurfacing of the soccer pitches and upgrading the baseball diamond.” This funding will go toward…
  • Kyle Brothers Headed To Adrian College

    Ian Kennedy
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Kyle Brothers enters the zone with the Chatham Maroons in 2014 – Photo by Kelsey Vermeersch/ CKSN.caChatham Maroons sniper Kyle Brothers will be playing college hockey next season, as the former GOJHL top scorer has signed to play with the Adrian College Bulldogs in NCAA Division III. “I chose Adrian because of their winning record, being on a team like Chatham last year made me hungry to win and for a championship,” said Brothers, who was the GOJHL Western Conference player of the year, and offensive player of the month three times. With Chatham last season, Brothers had 57…
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    BallHyped Blog Network

  • The Oakland Raiders are on the move

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Are the Raiders on the move? There has been plenty of speculation about the Raiders and if they are staying in Oakland or moving elsewhere. This is a list of possible landing spots for the Oakland Raiders: Los Angeles: The city of LA has been a hot topic for quite a few NFL teams. The [...]The Oakland Raiders are on the move is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • DH not a bright spot for the Brewers

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    When National League teams have an interleague game at the home of their American League opponents it gives the NL team a chance to get an extra batter in the game via the designated hitter rule. Hopefully for the NL team it adds some offensive punch to their lineup. The Milwaukee Brewers have struggled with [...]DH not a bright spot for the Brewers is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Jets’ Willie Colon Has High Expectations

    Double G Sports
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    As New York Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon gears up for his second season in green and white, the 31-year-old is expecting big things from his offense. On Sunday, Colon was activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. He returned to practice fully padded after missing three days while recovering from arthroscopic knee [...]Jets’ Willie Colon Has High Expectations is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • St. John’s Basketball In Midst Of A Culture Change

    Double G Sports
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    St. John’s Men’s Basketball head coach, Steve Lavin, has placed his emphasis on the recruiting class of 2015. Most fans including myself have not been thrilled with that sentiment, not because the 2015 class didn’t deserve the attention, but, because there seemed to be a lack of attention on the class of 2014. It was [...]St. John’s Basketball In Midst Of A Culture Change is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Giants’ Training Camp News and Notes: Cruz and Manning looking to bounce back

    Double G Sports
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    It’s no secret that Victor Cruz is Eli Manning’s go-to-guy whenever a big play is needed for the Giants and Manning will be leaning on Cruz even more heavily in this upcoming season. With a brand new offense and a plethora of young players on the team Manning and Cruz will be looked at to [...]Giants’ Training Camp News and Notes: Cruz and Manning looking to bounce back is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
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    The Blog That Boredom Built

  • Otto Porter Poised For Improvement

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

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

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

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

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

    Andrew Kartchner
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Join the Sports Bros Podcast tonight at 7:00 MDT as the Bros talk about BYU’s recent scheduling announcements and give their predictions about the upcoming season. The post Sports Bros Podcast: BYU Football scheduling and predictions appeared first on
  • Touch Line: Episode 4

    Brett Austin
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    This week, break down the most recent RSL game and break down while the first goal was successful. Next talk about the expansion draft and who I would keep at this time. The post Touch Line: Episode 4 appeared first on
  • Five Ways the Utah Jazz Have Improved

    John English
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    That 25-57 season is behind the Utah Jazz. It was a season of frustration, disappointment, tanking-not-tanking, a yeoman season to do what needed to be done to set up the franchise for the future. And so far, one thing they’ve done is get even younger. Lest we forget, Richard Jefferson was 3rd on the team in total minutes played last year. No one over 30 is going to crack the top seven for minutes played this year. Maybe that’s because Steve Novak is the only player on the roster over 30. But this will not be a second season of 25-57. The roster is pretty much set, and while it…
  • Touch Line: Episode 3

    Brett Austin
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    This week, we discuss shortly what the future of RSL holds with Plata proving to be a key to the future. Then we discuss how FIFA awards the World Cup, the benefits for the United States from the last World Cup held on American soil, and the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup. Thanks for watching, and as always, I hope you enjoyed. The post Touch Line: Episode 3 appeared first on
  • Sports Bros Podcast: Carlino throws Cougars under the bus and #BYU50 a success

    Andrew Kartchner
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Join the Sports Bros Podcast tonight at 7:00 MDT as the Bros discuss Matt Carlino’s first interview since transferring to Marquette. Did he throw Dave Rose and co. under the bus? Also, how many other programs could pull of a promotion like #BYU50? The post Sports Bros Podcast: Carlino throws Cougars under the bus and #BYU50 a success appeared first on
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  • Megan Rapinoe scores from ridiculous angle

    Jeremiah Oshan
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:48 pm
    For all the success that the Seattle Reign have had this year -- they've lost just once and have now clinched the NWSL Shield with four games remaining -- Megan Rapinoe has not been a huge part. The United States women's national team star has been nursing various injuries for most of the season, but is slowly rounding back into form. She scored an impressive header on Sunday in the Reign's 5-0 win over the Portland Thorns, but the surest sign that Rapinoe close to her old self was this goal on Wednesday against the Houston Dash. It's possible she was actually trying to cross that, but…
  • Oregon football has scratch-n-sniff tickets

    Rodger Sherman
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Smells like ... bright neon? Oregon's ticket department apparently takes a pride in being as innovative as their uniform designers, something they showed by tweeting this today: We've added various features to our @WinTheDay season tks over the past 12 yrs ▬ This one is no exception. #GoDucks — Oregon Duck Tickets (@OregonDuckTix) July 31, 2014 Our first thought was, "Hey! April Fools!" But it's August, and this is the official Oregon tickets account. And yes, they do appear to have scratch-n-sniff tickets, this one featuring a Carl's Jr. burger and presumably…
  • Minor league baseball game delayed by opossum

    Rodger Sherman
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Get out the old opossum-capturing garbage can, the opossum's on the field! Earlier this year we found that rising floodwaters around the Mississippi River could not stop baseball for the Quad Cities River Bandits, even if they had to make their stadium into an island. However, there is something that can stop baseball there: OPOSSUM. The @QCRiverBandits' game was briefly delayed today when an opossum took the field. Seriously. Photo: @QCBanditPhotog — (@MiLB) July 31, 2014 The opossum scurried across the field for a bit: Rascal's buddy…
  • Kevin Love trade to Cavs reportedly only a matter of time

    Ricky O'Donnell
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    The Wolves have narrowed their focus to Cleveland's proposed deal for superstar forward Kevin Love. The trade speculation that has been circling around Kevin Love all offseason might finally be reaching its logical conclusion. A potential deal sending Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a package likely including Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett is a matter of "when, not if," according to Marc Stein of ESPN. The Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors had also been in the hunt for Love, but Minnesota has reportedly narrowed in on Cleveland's offer. Golden State remains hung up on including…
  • Michael Strahan tackles a shark in Sharknado 2

    Rodger Sherman
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Just in time for his Hall of Fame induction this weekend! We already watched somebody hit a shark home run at Citi Field thanks to Sharknado 2, now let us watch Michael Strahan tackle a damn shark: We're left to wonder: what happens to Strahan? Does he survive in his battle with the shark over there? Is that the same shark that slides over to Kelly Ripa? Does he make it to his Hall of Fame induction in Canton this weekend? Did Ripa really rip a hole in that shark's head with her high heels? I suppose these are questions we will learn the answers to in Sharknado 3.
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    Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips

  • Transition Offense: The Hockey Drill

    Coach Pat
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    In today’s video blog post, we are featuring a fantastic transition offense drill called “The Hockey Drill”. This is a 3-on-3 Full Court Transition Offense drill, and it’s purpose is to get your players who get the defensive rebounds, get the steals or get the outlet passes more comfortable with handling the ball and advancing [...] The post Transition Offense: The Hockey Drill appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Stance & Start Footwork Drill for Offensive Spacing

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

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

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

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

    Lesley Batson
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    In the overwhelming air of entitlement that seems to rest on us today, it was truly awesome (there’s really no better word) to see the ‘Big Hurt’ take  his time to call out the teams and individuals who inspired and guided his professional baseball career.  He truly showed his appreciation and knew that he didn’t achieve all his success alone.  It was a long speech but genuinely heartfelt, poignant and articulate. Thomas spent 15 seasons playing for the Chicago White Sox. He played one year in Oakland but also a season in my beloved Toronto.  The 6’5” powerhouse first baseman…
  • Multitasking: Maya Moore Drops 48pts on the ATL Dream and Sets Some New Records In the Process

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
      “Y’all fools can’t multitask!!” (*in my P. Diddy face*) If you haven’t already heard, another historic night took place within the WNBA, this time at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Lynx took on the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night, and Lynx star Maya Moore did not disappointment. In a double overtime thriller, Moore scored a career-high 48pts, securing a 112-108 win over the Dream, while setting a new franchise record and scoring the second-most highest in a game. Want to see every shot for yourself?? Check it out below and be amazed:  …
  • Boxing Legend Laila Ali on ESPN First Take

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:12 pm
    I need to drink from the same fountain of youth she uses :-( During the week of this year’s ESPY Awards, a number of star athletes joined ESPN First Take hosts Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, and Cari Champion to talk about the latest news and hot topics in sports. One of those guests included boxing champion turned TV host, the stunning Laila Ali. Some of the topics covered included LeBron’s return to Cleveland, the role of athletes in the lives of our youth, and a few of her upcoming projects. It’s definitely a fun and thought-provoking segment, and her honesty and…
  • There Is Still Time To Cast Your Vote For Tonight’s ESPYs

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

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Liverpool have missed out on the chance to sign Belgian youngster Zakaria Bakkali, as Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement with PSV Eindhoven to take him to La Liga. The Reds were targeting the 18-year-old as a long-term investment in their attack, with Brendan Rodgers keen on building his team around youth. But he has gained several admirers for his displays in the Dutch league, especially when he became the youngest player to ever score a hat-trick in Eredivisie. And according to talkSPORT, it is Atletico who have won the race for his services, agreeing a deal of just 1. 5million for…
  • Chelsea Miss Out On Brazilian Rock

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Chelsea look set to miss out on target Doria as the Brazilian youngster is on the verge of signing for Galatasaray on a season-long loan. According to Talksport, the Turkish giants have won the race to sign the highly rated 19-year-old despite avid interest from elsewhere. A year ago, Chelsea were linked with Doria to strengthen their defence after a number of impressive performances for Botafogo earned him comparisons to Thiago Silva. But his future now looks set to be resolved, for the next year at least, as he is expected to play under new Galatasaray boss Cesare Prandelli who has replaced…
  • Chelsea And Manchester City Target Not Interested In Move

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Jose Callejon has dented Chelsea and Manchester Citys chances of signing him this summer after confirming he is happy at Napoli. The Spaniard has been linked with a move to the Premier League but it appears he will remain with his current club, the Express reports. Jose Mourinho, who worked with Callejon at Real Madrid, has been linked with forming a reunion at Chelsea, while City boss Manuel Pellgrini has also had his eye on the 27-year-old. However, both Premier League bosses will have to look elsewhere to strengthen, as the winger is content with current circumstances. I can say that I am…
  • Manchester United Expected To Sign Wonderkid

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Manchester Uniteds chase in one of the nations most promising youngsters has taken a positive step forward after he rejected terms with his current side. Oscar Borg is now expected to depart from West Ham Uniteds academy for a move to the Red Devils, according to the Daily Mail. The 19-year-old is a left-back who is also capable of playing as a left-winger which has earned him rave reviews and comparisons to Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale. If he does make a move to Manchester, a nominal fee of around 250,000 would have to be paid, although that could turn out to become a massive bargain…
  • Lukaku Agrees 25million Everton Transfer

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Romelu Lukaku is set to complete his move from Chelsea to Everton for 25million after reportedly agreeing a five-year deal worth 75k-a-week with the Merseyside club. According to the Daily Mail, Lukaku is flying from his home country Belgium back to England to sign with Everton on a permanent basis having spent a season on loan under Roberto Martinez last campaign. His future has been speculated about ever since his public spat with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho last season and has been linked with the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Spanish champions Atletico Madrid. However, it seems the…
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  • Tiger Woods Must Find Winning Ways Again at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational To Have Any Hope for Remainder of 2014

    Brandon Raper
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    It’s tough to think that just one year ago, Tiger Woods went to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with four wins on the year, soon to become five. His seven-shot victory, keyed by a Friday round of 61, was his 79th on the PGA Tour and his eighth at Firestone alone. It’s readily apparent that his eye […]
  • 2014 Fantasy Football Face-Off: Roddy White vs. Marques Colston

    Brad Berreman
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    2013 was a down season for both Roddy White and Marques Colston, as both were hampered by injuries during the early part of the season and finished with numbers far below their previous standards. Colston and White are no longer elite fantasy wide receivers at this point in their careers, but is one more likely […]
  • Will Jon Daniels Finally Give Texas Rangers An Elite Starting Rotation?

    Marvin Moore
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    With more than 80 trades under his belt since taking over the helm of the Texas Rangers almost nine years ago, GM John Daniels has never been shy when it came to pulling the triggers on blockbuster deals. However, with the clock ticking down on the MLB trade deadline, will the architect of two World Series […]
  • Kansas City Royals Starter Danny Duffy Is Already Top-Shelf Starter

    Doug LaCerte
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    During Wednesday night’s press conference, Kansas City Royals GM Ned Yost finished his answer to the second straight question regarding Danny Duffy saying, “We’re kinda beating a dead horse. Danny Duffy‘s a really good major league pitcher.” KC inched out a win in the second game of their series with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, and Duffy threw 5 2/3rds […]
  • Don’t Be Surprised if Philadelphia Phillies Refuse to Trade Anyone Again

    David Miller
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Year after year, the Philadelphia Phillies start talking around the end of June about how they are willing to trade some big names at the non-tender MLB trade deadline. It seems that every season the same thing happens. They offer Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and others only to set their price […]
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  • Brazilian defender kisses angry opponent on the neck

    Brooks Peck
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Internaticional striker Rafael Moura was upset about a collision with Ceara defender Sandro during a Copa do Brazil match Wednesday night. Normally, these types of situations can escalate to fisticuffs or words that can never be taken back, so Sandro attempted to defuse the situation by giving Moura a kiss on the neck. Though, this could have made things even worse, the surprising show of affection apparently confused Moura enough to make him immediately flee the scene. After Luis Suarez used the World Cup in Brazil as an occasion to bite an opponent for the third time in his career, it's…
  • Corey Kluber throws 85-pitch shutout in historic matchup with Felix Hernandez

    Mark Townsend
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Despite trading Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians still have a legitimate ace on their roster. His name is Corey Kluber, and he continued to cement his ace status with a dominant and historic outing against the Seattle Mariners. The 28-year-old right-handed needed only 85 pitches to throw his first career complete game shutout, and that incredible efficiency put him in elite company. Corey Kluber threw an 85-pitch shutout tonight against Seattle. Only the seventh blanking on 85 or fewer pitches since turn of millennium.— Jeff Passan…
  • Hall of Fame profile: Buffalo Bills WR Andre Reed

    Eric Edholm
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 gets inducted on Saturday. Shutdown Corner will profile the seven new Hall of Famers this week, looking at each of their careers and their impact on the game. Andre ReedBuffalo Bills, 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington RedskinsWide receiver Greatest moment The 1993 season was not Reed's best by any means — he had 11 seasons in the NFL with more catches, eight seasons with more receiving yards and five more years with more touchdowns. But Reed's playoff performance in the Bills' wild-card victory over the Houston Oilers was one of the…
  • John Isner loses tough one in D.C., then complains about court assignment

    Stephanie Myles
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Court scheduling at a tennis tournament is a tricky process of assuaging multiple and conflicting interests, especially when there are television rights involving various countries. And so American John Isner, the No. 5 seed at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. this week and ranked No. 12 in the world, found himself on the more intimate Grandstand1 court for his second-round match against countryman Steve Johnson. Isner lost, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (6). And afterward he told reporters that he "didn't like playing out there." "Speaking to reporters moments after losing his opening match at the Citi…
  • Manny Machado channels Brooks Robinson with amazing stop and throw

    Mark Townsend
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    It's only natural that Manny Machado drew comparisons to Brooks Robinson upon debuting with the Baltimore Orioles as a third baseman. What's impressive though is that he's actually doing his part to live up to the lofty expectations that go along with such comparisons, especially on the defensive side. A little over a year ago, Machado really caught our attention with an amazing play at Yankee Stadium that looked like it came directly from Robinson's classic highlight reel. With his momentum taking him away from the field, Machado flagged a ground ball down and gathered himself to make a…
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    Sportmentary Online Sports Talk

  • Is Fox Sports Sexist?

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

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

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

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

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    NAIROBI, July 30- Kenya has launched investigations on how its younger athletes are switching allegiance to oil-rich Arab country of Bahrain. The country was incensed when Kenya-turned Bahraini Ruth Jebet turned up at the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon in the U.S. and ran away with the 3,000m steeplechase gold leaving Kenyans in the dust of her sprint. Jebet won the women 3,000m steeplechase event in 9:36.74 with Kenyans Rosefline Chepg’entich taking silver ahead of compatriot Daisy Jepkemei. “We were shocked to find our athlete carrying another countries’ flag. As…
  • Rudisha sets Amos finals re-match

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    NAIROBI, Kenya, July 29- A tantalising re-match between Olympics champion, David Rudisha and silver medallist, Nijel Amos is on the cards when the pair qualified from the front during the men 800m semi finals at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night. Glasgow’s Hampden Park is in for a riveting two-lap final between the duo who illuminated the London Olympics final where Rudisha hammered the clock to the simply astonishing 1:40.91 world record. Rudisha, who received a rousing response as one of the headline acts of the Glasgow track and field programme was in imperious control from the…
  • Everton smash record to sign Lukaku for £28m

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    LONDON, July 30- Everton broke their club transfer record on Wednesday when they paid £28 million (35.4m euros, $47.4m) to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Chelsea, the club announced. Lukaku finished as Everton’s top scorer last season after finding the net 16 times in 33 appearances while on loan at Goodison Park, helping Roberto Martinez’s side to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League. The 21-year-old played for Belgium at the World Cup, but his chances of establishing himself at Chelsea were hindered by the arrival of…
  • Argentine boss and FIFA VP Grondona dies

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    BUENOS AIRES, July 30- Julio Grondona, the veteran president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and FIFA vice-president, died on Wednesday at the age of 82 in a Buenos Aires clinic, AFA sources reported. The all-powerful figure, who had been in charge of Argentine football since 1979, had been taken to hospital suffering from heart problems and died while undergoing emergency surgery. Earlier this week he had held meetings with Alejandro Sabella, who decided not to continue as Argentina coach after leading the team to the World Cup final in Brazil recently. Grondona had been a FIFA…
  • ‘Amrouche spat at no one,’ Comoros boss

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    NAIROBI, Kenya, July 30 – Comoros head coach, Amir Abdou, has trashed charges levelled against his suspended Kenyan counterpart, Adel Amrouche, that he spat at an official during their 2015 Afcon qualifier on May 30. The spitting allegations were the reason given by the Disciplinary Committee of continental body CAF to slap a one-year football ban that has been appealled by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on the Belgian coach. The continental body initially handed Amrouche a two-match touchline ban before announcing the suspension from the game Monday last week. During the match that…
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    No Guts, No Glory

  • Bo Pelini is not too thrilled with Ole Miss

    J Will
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini has always been known as a no-nonsense guy. He is known for getting in the face of officials and his players. So Pelini probably isn’t the one to piss off right? Well the coaching staff at Ole Miss did exactly that. Ole Miss and Nebraska were both recruiting WR Damore’ea Stringfellow who committed to Nebraska earlier in the summer. After a visit to Ole Miss, Stringfellow decommited and committed to Ole Miss. When Pelini was asked about this situation, he held nothing back. “Read between the lines,” Pelini said. “I think we all know…
  • Walmart’s CEO is not a fan of his associates wearing Alabama hats

    J Will
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillion is a big fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks. McMillion hosted Wal-Mart’s shareholds meeting in Fayetteville inside Arkansas’ Bud Walton Arena. McMillion started the event by walking through the crowd of associate when he came across one associate with a Alabama hat on. McMillion promptly went over and confiscated the hat telling the associate, “”we will give that back to you at the end of the meeting but we don’t allow that in here.” Seems like it doesn’t matter where you are, SEC fans don’t play around. Related posts:…
  • Chip Kelly believes that DeSean Jackson didn’t open the offense for other players to succeed

    J Will
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    We have talked about Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s relationship with DeSean Jackson and other Eagles players. Most people believe that with Jackson gone, the offense will take a step back from last year. The belief is that the Eagles don’t have a deep threat to replace Jackson. Well not only does Kelly disagree with that notion, he believes that Jackson didn’t open up the offense for others to succeed. “I think most people played us in single high [safety] coverage and they played man across the board on anybody and no one was getting any help,”…
  • Patrick Peterson and Darnell Dockett believes the NFC West is theirs for the taking

    J Will
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Arizona Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson and DT Darnell Dockett are very high on the potential of the Cardinals this season. Both players can be considered the face of the Cardinals defense. While everyone is talking about the Seahawks and the 49ers, both men believe their team is right there as well. As a matter of fact, both believe that the NFC West is theirs for the taking. “We gave San Fran two games last year. Gave them two games last year,” Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson told USA TODAY Sports after practice Monday. “Came out slow and played Seattle slow in the…
  • Report: Minnesota Timberwolves told Kevin Love to sit out FIBA World Cup

    J Will
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    When Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love announced that he was not playing in the FIBA World Cup, there were mixed opinions about his decision. On one hand, his name comes up in trade talks almost everyday so it makes sense that he would want to focus on where he may end up next season. On the other hand, some people feel like representing your country should override his current situation. Now we are finding out that Love’s decision might have been pushed by someone else. According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the Timberwolves told Love to not play in the World Cup.
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  • University of Iowa Offers Free Tuition to Five Lucky Football Fans

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

    David Meltzer
    19 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From my extensive experience and expertise, I can tell you for a fact that sports internships are among the hardest to garner. The bottom line is that they are extremely popular. Like the entertainment industry, people very much want to break into the sports field, and as is found with most industries nowadays, internships have become the route people now need to take to get their foot in the proverbial door. So how do you stand out and get yourself noticed? Be more interested than interesting My advice is to be more interested than interesting. What does that mean? It means to delve deep and…
  • Words from Their Fathers

    Rosemary Cochrane
    10 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This year, the two quarterbacks who led their teams to the Super Bowl reminded us of lessons applicable for your college years—lessons they too were once taught by their fathers. The Sheriff “I guess one of the neater things is not only has he been my dad, he’s really been my best friend.” — Peyton Manning, The Book of Manning, ESPN Films, SEC Storied “I would say, his dad was his idol.” — Olivia Manning (about Peyton), The Book of Manning, ESPN Films, SEC Storied The Sheriff, a nickname made popular by NFL analyst and former head coach Jon…
  • Where the 2014 Winter Olympics U.S. Athletes Went to College

    6 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Not only do they dominate on the slopes and the ice, but they also kick butt in the classroom. It was a challenge to winnow the country’s most gifted athletes down even further, but we picked just a few notable athletes from each sport to give you an idea of their academic backgrounds. These schools include those the athletes have graduated from, are currently attending, or simply attended for some time. Biathlon Susan Dunklee, Dartmouth College Bobsled Lolo Jones, Louisiana State University Steven Holcomb, DeVry University Figure skating Meryl Davis, University of Michigan Jason Brown,…
  • Alma Maters of 2014 Superbowl Champs: Seattle Seahawks

    Megan Gibbs
    3 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Seattle Seahawks are the youngest team in all of the NFL, with a lot of its players fresh out of college. If you’re interested in pursuing a football career and following one of these superstars’ footsteps, check out where the 2014 Superbowl team went to college before becoming champs. Cliff Avril, Purdue University Alvin Bailey, Arkansas State University Doug Baldwin, Stanford University Michael Bennett, Texas A&M University Michael Bowie, Oklahoma State University Red Bryant, Texas A&M University James Carpenter, The University of Alabama Kam Chancellor, Virginia…
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  • How to Support Your Children During Tryouts

    Jackie Bledsoe, Jr. (@jbledsoejr)
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    A few months ago, Jackson, our 8-year-old had basketball tryouts to play for the Indy Nets Basketball club here in Indianapolis. It would be the first time he would have a tryout for a team before playing with them. Up to this point he had only played rec leagues, no club teams, no travel teams, and no AAU teams. I could tell he felt a little different about this, and was probably a little anxious. His coach was going to be evaluating his play, his attitude, and his work ethic in comparison to players who had played more basketball experience than him, at a higher level of competition no…
  • 4 Training Tips for Fall Tryouts

    Jack Carroll
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Fall tryouts are right around the corner. You may have even had a few captain’s practices already. Whether your sport is soccer, football, field hockey, volleyball, or a different fall sport, it’s important to make the proper offseason preparations in order to make a good first impression at tryouts. In the next few weeks before tryouts begin, you can prepare to stand out on the field by following these tips for making the most of fall tryouts. Be vocal Good communication should be one of the top skills coaches are looking for during tryouts. Make sure you are communicating with…
  • Relaxation for Athletes: Step Up Your Game with These 4 Mindfulness Techniques

    Joanna Murphy
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The brain and the body go hand-in-hand when it comes to performance. If you think a race is stressful, your body will react by being tense and tight. When you’re having fun your body is loose and relaxed. Therefore, relaxation for athletes is imperative for personal enjoyment and performance success. Practicing mindfulness is nothing new – top athletes all over the world use it. Even Olympian runner Shannon Rowbury and NBA star Kobe Bryant discuss incorporating mediation and mindfulness into training. Just type “professional athletes who meditate” into Google, the query will yield…
  • How to Keep the Fun in Youth Sports

    Tom Layman
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    It was always the last thing my mother and father would say to me before dropping me off at soccer practice or any athletic endeavor I tried when I was a kid. They would say, sometimes shout as I sprinted towards the field, “Do well, and have fun!” It seems like such a simple concept when it comes to youth athletics. I mean, that alone should be the reason why kids are out there playing sports with their friends and getting in exercise as well. But fun seems to be finding its way out of youth sports, at least according to a study done by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at…
  • Why Your Kids Should Play Only One Sport…Each Season

    Jackie Bledsoe, Jr. (@jbledsoejr)
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    My family is wrapping up one of the busiest seasons we’ve had. The summer time should be a time to unwind and relax, but for us, I have to admit, it has been a grind. And most of it has been self-induced. It’s probably the challenge that plagues most sports loving families. Multiple kids playing multiple sports. We did this all in the same season, instead of playing one sport…each season. Now, don’t get me wrong, while it was a grind I still have thoroughly enjoyed everything, and so have our kids. But we did reach a point where I think our entire family got burned…
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  • Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman

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

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

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

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

    Brad DeHaven
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Davis’ return tied the longest field goal return in college football history. Some, including Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post, called it the single best ending in the history of sport. Here is part of Davis’ acceptance speech at the 2014 ESPY where he won ‘Best Play of the Year.’ I wish they had 10 more of these so I could give to my other teammates who were on the field at that time.” Without them. I wouldn’t be standing here today. Being nominated for an award is great, but winning one leaves an unbelievable feeling. I want to thank the Auburn family,…
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  • Free MLB Picks: July 30 2014

    Cole Ryan
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    The Major League Baseball season is winding down and the novice handicapper has to work extremely hard to find an edge when betting on late season baseball games. While every game deserves hard work to uncover a winner, this time of year can be particularly challenging with players changing teams leading up to the trade deadline. The first step should be a visit to the baseball betting center at This will provide the handicapper with enough information to pick winners as the season enters its last few months. Make sure to check back on a regular basis as we will post our MLB…
  • Preseason Top 25: #7 USC Trojans

    Adam Burke
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Preseason AP Top 25 poll won’t come out until next month, but here at, we’re giving you a Top 25 from a betting perspective. Using power ratings to determine the top 25 teams in college football, readers will have the opportunity to look at what the preseason Top 25 might look like if designed by a bettor. Each article will feature a preview of that team with a write-up for each position and an explanation of why the position group was rated that way and some further insight into the methodology of creating power ratings. The Methodology: Each team is rated up to 100…
  • ESPN Wednesday Night MLB Pick: Angels at Orioles

    Adam Burke
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Matchup: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Baltimore Orioles Date/Time: July 30, 7:05 p.m., ET TV: ESPN MLB Betting Odds From 5Dimes Sportsbook Probable Starters: LAA: Garrett Richards (11-3, 2.62) v. BAL: Kevin Gausman (4-3, 3.67) Moneyline: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -122 Total: 8.5 -+105/-125 The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are in a great position to be the top Wild Card in the American League in two months time, but they still have their sights set on dethroning the Oakland A’s in the AL West. The Baltimore Orioles, meanwhile, are hoping to put some distance between them and the…
  • MLB Betting: Week 17 MLB Thoughts – How Strikeouts Affect MLB Betting

    Adam Burke
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    Baseball statistics are meant to be viewed and analyzed over a large sample size, even though the game itself is broken down into individual matchups. Countless times we see good hitters fail to get the job done in key spots of the game or elite closers that buckle under the pressure of a one-run lead. Most of these star players will have success more frequently than others, but it’s those singular scenarios in a game that can be the difference between winning and losing. Of course, it’s not just that one at bat that made the difference in the game. There are always other big spots in the…
  • Free MLB Picks: July 29 2014

    Cole Ryan
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    The Major League Baseball is at a very interesting of the season. The trade deadline is quickly approaching and teams will have to decide if they are buyers or sellers in this trade market. Teams that decide to sell off pieces will have to deal with clubhouses that are shocked by the move and young talent that is inserted into the lineup. Teams that are buys acquire new pieces but have to try and fit these players into the lineup with disruption. It is this kind of chemistry that can make or break a team down the stretch. Here at we cover all the angles when we present our…
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    Simply Swim Blog

  • Can the 2014 Commonwealth Games bring the people to the pool like the 2012 Olympic Games did?

    Paul Stears
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    From the Olympics to the Commonwealth Games, people across the nation see athletes achieving great things on TV in their sports and it inspires them. While the London 2012 Olympics was in full swing local councils saw an increase of 44% in people using sports facilities, including 36% of councils seeing more people using the public swimming pools. A great achievement for the sport, I think you will agree and promising for Britain’s future as kids can see talent right on their front door step. So surely the 2014 Commonwealth Games should have the same effect? Ask anyone to name the biggest…
  • Keri-Anne Payne’s Top 3 Tips for Open Water Swimming

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

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

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

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

  • My Essential Piece of Running Gear: The Running Tank

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

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    We wanted to poll a few wearers of the Under Armour Original Boxerjocks to see what they would say about their unmentionables. Here is what they had to say. “More comfort than the compression shorts, not quite as tight, especially the waist band. The mesh fly front lends more of an underwear feature, and more comfort as well. The 3 inch inseam is short, almost a brief, but then there is no riding up leg of the fabric and the 6 inch inseam is comfortable, I really like the weight of the fabric, it is not heavy and manages moisture well, keeping comfortable in hot weather. Haven’t…
  • Running the Race Across the Spectrum 5K

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

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

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

  • Cervantes Delivers Clutch Sacrifice Fly In 1-0 Win

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Sarah Pauly – PA RebellionPhoto Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch Washington, PAChicago pitcher Michelle Gascoigne threw seven innings of scoreless ball and Brittany Cervantes hit a sacrifice-fly in the top of the fifth, leading the Bandits to a 1-0 victory over Sarah Pauly and the Pennsylvania Rebellion on Tuesday at CONSOL Energy Park. In a primetime pitchers’ duel, Gascoigne dazzled in the circle as the second-year NPF veteran carried her team to their 21st victory of the season. The former seventh overall pick by the Bandits in 2013 allowed six hits, no earned runs and tallied…
  • Raven Bankston Featured in Upcoming SLAM Magazine September Issue

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Photo by Scott Thornton Courtesy of DSU Athletics (Dover, Del.) – Totaling numerous accolades last season, including earning All-MEAC Third Team and All-Rookie Team nods, in addition to averaging a team-best 21.3 points per game and setting a new DSU single-season scoring record with 595 points, Raven Bankston turned a lot of heads in 2013-14. Taking notice, meanwhile, was one of the most popular sports publications in the country in SLAM Magazine.  Listed in the “Picture Me Ballin’” section in the upcoming September issue, along with Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey, writer Peter…
  • Pruett rounds out women’s golf signing class

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Suzanne Strudwick interview JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head women’s golf coach Suzanne Strudwick has announced the signing of transfer Rebekah Pruett from McNeese State. Pruett brings C-N’s incoming class up to four players.  She joins Mikaela Thibodeau, Elizabeth England and Ashley Kay. “Pruett brings a wealth of experience,” Strudwick said. “She’s got two years under her belt at the DI level.  We’ll have three freshmen coming in without a senior on the team.  She’ll be a pseudo senior because of the experience she’s…
  • Pennsylvania Downed By Chicago After Three Rain Delays 6-4

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    CONSOL Energy ParkCourtesy of National Pro Fastpitch Washington, PA – In a game that began roughly an hour after the scheduled start time due to rain and was delayed twice more, the Pennsylvania Rebellion’s late-inning comeback fell short as the home team suffered a 6-4 loss to the Chicago Bandits Sunday at CONSOL Energy Park. Rebellion pitcher Dallas Escobedo took the loss as she allowed six runs in seven innings, walked two and struck out one. Bandits pitcher Andrea Williamson earned the win as the University of Marshall graduate threw her first complete game of the season allowing one…
  • Strudwick releases 2014 fall women’s golf schedule

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Suzanne Strudwick Interview JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman head women’s golf coach Suzanne Strudwick will see her squad take on five events in the fall of 2014, including two at PGA Tour event sites and another against Division I competition. The Eagles play host to the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate in Sevierville to begin the season before heading to Pinehurst for the Rollins Invitational. Trips to Etowah Valley, PGA National for the Guy Harvey Invitational and Keith Hills Country Club for Division I Campbell’s tournament round out the fall slate. “This is…
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    Hockey Tracker

  • Should the Penguins Walk Away From Brandon Sutter?

    Robert Slavinsky
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    The Penguins have been talking to Sutter and his Agent for the better part of a month now, but despite Sutter not filing for arbitration Brandon seems adamant on drawing out this process much longer than it needs to be. If the rumors are true and he is looking for a short term 1 year
  • Penguins Around The Rink: Arbitration, the Sutter Debacle Plus More

    Robert Slavinsky
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Prospect Camp, Arbitration, the Sutter Debacle and injury updates. Let’s take a look at what’s been going on with the Pittsburgh Penguins these past few weeks. Injury Update Pascal Dupuis has resumed skating after not taking to the ice in nearly five months. He expects to be ready by the time Training Camp opens in
  • New Jersey Devils 2014 Draft Review

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

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Red Wings, Capitals, Blue Jackets, Flyers and many more: Columbus Dispatch reports contract talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen have not gone past the initial offers from both sides. reports the signing of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik means that Mike Green’s with the Washington Capitals could be numbered. also reports the Detroit Red Wings would
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  • Redskins Training Camp: Roster Moves From Week 1

    Diane Chesebrough
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Week 1 of Redskins Training Camp 2014 is in the books RICHMOND, Va. – The Washington Redskins’ players reported to Richmond a week ago today for the 2014 training camp at Bon Secours training camp. Since then, the team has made just a couple of tweaks to the current roster. On Sunday they have waived linebacker Brandon Jenkins and put offensive lineman Maurice Hurt back on the regular roster. The second year player had arrived at camp out of shape and was on the Active/Non-Football Injury list. But he finally passed a physical and can now practice with the team. On Monday the Redskins…
  • Redskins Training Camp Day 6: Continued Improvement

    Lake Lewis Jr
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Richmond, VA – Day 6 of Training Camp Observations. Today was a day full of glimpses into the future for the newly orchestrated Jay Gruden offense. On several occasions, quarterback Robert Griffin, III found receiver DeSean Jackson on deep passes here at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Facility.  The many fans in attendance could only applaud with excitement as the deep ball seems to now be a legitimate weapon for this offense.  There was a concerted effort to try and exploit the corners with Jackson’s supreme speed. He made plays against whoever was covering him…
  • Washington Redskins Provide Birthday Memories for Fan

    Diane Chesebrough
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    Richmond, VA – Diane Roberts and the Washington Redskins really made one fan’s day Monday when they helped a Silver Spring woman celebrate a milestone birthday while she was visiting her favorite team’s training camp. Roberts, who is with WUSA*9, was in Richmond covering the practice and found Melba Jackson in one of the tents with a sign that read: “Spending my 90th birthday with my team!” She alerted Tony Wyllie, Senior Vice President, Communications, about it and he set some wheels in motion that will stay in Jackson’s memories forever. Dan Snyder & Bruce Allen…
  • Redskins Training Camp Day 5 – Focus on Physicality

    Diane Chesebrough
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Richmond, VA – Practices in full pads taking place during any given NFL training camp are always insightful. The Washington Redskins held a “full-pads” practice this morning… complete with full-fledged hitting, tackling to the ground, live drills, hard throws by the quarterbacks and scraps between players. In every phase of today’s exercises, the players showed that this 2014 Washington Redskins team has a real focus on physicality. Not that they weren’t always coached to be physical. But this team shows all around that in every facet, it’s about hitting, running hard to…
  • Redskins: Day 4 Training Camp Notes – Cody Hoffman

    Lake Lewis Jr
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Rookie wide out Hoffman has drawn the attention of players and coaches. RICHMOND VA – Wide out Cody Hoffman continues to impress in his first NFL training camp.  His size (6’4″, 210lbs.) is obvious when you see him on the field but the thing that really stands out is his hands.  He has a natural ability to take the ball out of the air and this could be a valuable asset for a team when they get inside of the redzone. Over the last four days the young wide receiver — who holds virtually every record at Brigham Young University — has demonstrated that he can pick up an…
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  • Ohio State Football - Friday Night Lights 2014

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Friday Night Lights (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Buckeyes are set to play one Michigan game and three night games at the Ohio Stadium. Ohio State football fans think of Friday Night Lights as the biggest recruitment drive of the year. But, how could anything better Ohio State Football? Let's look back on the last couple of Friday Night Lights and see how they affected the Buckeyes recruitment campaign.
  • Braxton Miller Added to The Davey O’Brien Trophy Watch List

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

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

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

    25 Jun 2014 | 1:47 am
    Soccer may reign as the athletic competition of the summer for many sports enthusiasts, but Urban Meyer and his dedicated coaching staff have been gearing up for their 2015 season. Meyer and his team have secured Ramsey, New Jersey player Kevin Feder as their tenth commitment for their burgeoning 2015 class. The six foot nine, 305 pound Feder had previously committed to play for the University of Miami at the beginning of the year. He wanted to be absolutely sure about his choice, and this is what led him to review his options a bit further. The Buckeyes had always peaked his curiosity, and…
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    Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides

  • NFL Futures Pick: 2015 Super Bowl Lines

    David Grant
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    There are a lot of reasons to bet the NFL, but betting futures is most fun. Did you know you can already Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • 2014 NFL Props Betting: The Playoffs

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

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

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

    David Grant
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Winning the rushing title is a brutal accomplishment, often won with a combination of playing through injuries and luck of not suffering Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
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  • Why Derrick Walton is ready to break out as a sophomore

    Dylan Burkhardt
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dustin Johnston Derrick Walton had the unenviable task of stepping in and replacing the National Player of the Year, Trey Burke, as a true freshman. Walton was Michigan’s starting point guard from day one and handled the task with admirable stability. He did what he was asked, deferred to his more teammates and made critical plays in the clutch. But the truth is, Walton didn’t have to replace Trey Burke – Nik Stauskas, Caris LeVert and Glenn Robinson III did that. Things will be different as a sophomore. Caris LeVert will carry much of the heavy lifting, but Walton is going to have to…
  • Michigan interest a ‘dream come true’ for Duncan Robinson

    Dylan Burkhardt
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    John Beilein kicked the tires throughout the July evaluation period in search of a shooter to add to Michigan’s 2015-16 roster. He might have finally found one  in the most unlikely of places: Williams College. Williams is the top liberal arts college in the United States according to US News and World Reports and has just 2,052 undergraduates. Duncan Robinson was the NCAA Division III Freshman of the Year and a 4th Team All-American last season. He averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game and led Williams within a buzzer-beater of the Division III National Championship. Thanks to…
  • Notebook: Michigan prioritizing Jon Teske, USA Basketball makes final cut

    Dylan Burkhardt
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    The summer live period ended on Sunday as the final of three July evaluation periods wrapped up across the country. College coaches will spend much of the next month recalibrating their recruiting boards and sending out additional offers and setting up visits. For Michigan, that process even involves a Division III transfer. Prospects across the country will also retool their lists as they receive more and less interest from certain schools. After a long month of July, it’s clear that Michigan head coach John Beilein has prioritized 2016 big man Jon Teske. Teske was offered a scholarship on…
  • Video: Duncan Robinson Freshman Highlights

    Dylan Burkhardt
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Michigan has started recruiting Division III transfer Duncan Robinson after the 6-foot-7 wing was named the Division III Rookie of the Year.  Robinson played for one of John Beilein’s former assistant coaches, new Marist head coach Mike Maker, and elements of Beilein’s offense are obvious in his freshman year highlight video. RELATED: Division III transfer Duncan Robinson will visit Michigan
  • Report: Division III transfer Duncan Robinson will visit Michigan

    Dylan Burkhardt
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    John Beilein might look to a transfer to help fill out his recruiting board. TheWolverine is reporting that Michigan will host 6-foot-7 wing Duncan Robinson for a visit this week. Robinson averaged 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while shooting 45.3% from three-point range during his freshman year at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Robinson was named Rookie of the Year and was selected as a 4th team All-American. Williams lost in the Division III Naitonal Championship by 2 points. Duncan scored a combined 47 points in the D3 Final Four. Robinson played for Mike…
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  • BBC Sport presenter takes subtle swipe at Bolt for reported comments

    Sporting Alert Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan took a subtle swipe at Usain Bolt, following reported comments the Jamaican star sprinter made about the Commonwealth Games. The post BBC Sport presenter takes subtle swipe at Bolt for reported comments appeared first on
  • Kirani James wins Commonwealth Games 400m title

    By Gary Smith, Track and Field Contributor
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Grenadian star sprinter Kirani James defeated a very strong field to win the men's 400m at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Wednesday night. The post Kirani James wins Commonwealth Games 400m title appeared first on
  • ICC: Liverpool v Manchester City Live Stream, TV Channels

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    English Premier League rivals Manchester City and Liverpool face-off tonight in the International Champions Cup and here is how you can watch it live. The post ICC: Liverpool v Manchester City Live Stream, TV Channels appeared first on
  • Kirani James at 1/25 to win Commonwealth Games

    Sporting Alert Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Ahead of this evening's 400 meters final, Grenadian star Kirani James is being backed at 1/25 to win the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park in Glasgow. The post Kirani James at 1/25 to win Commonwealth Games appeared first on
  • Favourites move on in Commonwealth Games 200, 400H

    By Gary Smith, Track and Field Contributor
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    The big names, including favourite Warren Weir of Jamaica are through to the semi-finals of the 200m at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. The post Favourites move on in Commonwealth Games 200, 400H appeared first on
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    Visitors Section

  • The Visitors Section: 30 Days To Football

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Tonight on the Visitors Section the guys solve a case for the FBI, look at Mike's broken tooth and say some stuff about stuff. Plus dumb animal tricks! *If you would like to be a live studio audience member of The Visitors Section or The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show simply submit a recent headshot and submit one rat tail clipping for inspection. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a valid government identification card with proof of age. Your ID must have a photo, your name, and birth date. Acceptable forms of identification include:…
  • The Visitors Section: This is not a rerun

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

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

  • Manchester City vs AC Milan

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

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

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

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

    4 May 2014 | 10:48 am
    AC Milan:Abbiati; De Sciglio, Bonera, Mexes, Constant; De Jong, Montolivo; Poli, Kakà, Taarabt; Balotelli. Bench:Gabriel, Amelia, Abate, Bonera, Zapata, Emanuelson, Essien, Honda, Muntari, El Shaarawy, Robinho, Pazzini Inter:Handanovic; Ranocchia, Samuel, Rolando; Jonathan, Hernanes, Cambiasso, Kovacic, Nagatomo; Palacio, Icardi. Bench:Carrizo, Castellazzi, Campagnaro Andreolli, Zanetti, D’Ambrosio, Alvarez, Guarin, Taider, Kuzmanovic, Botta, Milito
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    UNPACKIN' it Ministries

  • Daily: Exciting NFL Players, Retirement, & Booing/Cheering Sports Fans

    Ryan Leander
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Today on the show…Bryce wonders if any player in the NFL right now is as exciting as Tim Tebow…does it matter? Peyton Manning is great, but do you stop what you’re doing to watch him in the 4th quarter? Bryce also unpacks different conversations and stories about retirement that include Jordan Gross, Vin Scully, John Madden, and Coach K. Plus listen to Bryce’s Best stories of the day and a faith thought about RG III. full show 7-30-14
  • Daily: In-Studio with Renaldo Wynn and Derrick Crawford

    Ryan Leander
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Today for the first time in UNPACKIN’ it’s short history, we have two guests in-studio: Renaldo Wynn and Derrick Crawford from Game Plan For Life. Renaldo and Derrick create a FUN atmosphere by sharing stories about training camp and being cut from the Washington Redskins. They also give Bryce a hard time when he refuses to share his “special” plantains with them. derrick and renaldo full show
  • 25 MINUTES of Dungy, Distractions, and J. Drew Pittman

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Bryce interviews NFL agent, J. Drew Pittman, on this weekend’s 25-Mminute show.  He also shares his heart about Tony Dungee’s comments concerning Michael Sam and his thoughts on distractions.  25 Minute show for 7-25-14  
  • 50 MINUTES of Thoughts on Tyree, Dungee, and Rice…and Mike Hamilton/J. Drew Pittman Interviews

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    On this weekend’s 50-Minute show, Bryce shares candid thoughts on story lines involving David Tyree and the Giants, Tony Dungy and distractions, and Ray Rice and domestic violence. He also interviews Mike Hamilton and J. Drew Pittman. full 50 minute hsow
  • UNPACKIN’ it MINUTE: Distractions Can Make a Difference in Sports and Life

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    This week is sports, the major discussion about Tony Dungy’s comments involving Michael Sam centered on the word “distraction.” Coaches must determine whether or not a player is a distraction to the rest of the team and worth putting on its roster. In general, distractions appear everywhere and negatively affect individuals, families, and teams. When we become distracted by our phones, we can miss what our wife is trying to tell us. When we are distracted by TV or social media, we may lose time with our kids. Athletes are distracted by numerous off-field matters and their performance…
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    Sonoma County Sports Fans

  • SoCo Sports Fans 7-26-14

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    "Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back"This week we are joined by MMA fighter Kyle Kingsberry, we talk 49ers, Raiders and much more!
  • SoCo Sports Fans 7-12-14

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

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

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

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Sonoma Media Group Sonoma County Sports Fans 48 brought to you by McDonalds on KSRO 1350 AM and FM 1-0-3-5"This week we interviewed former Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, we talk 49ers, the World Cup and much more!
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  • Why you need to aim higher than “the best” on your team

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

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

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

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

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

  • What Bettors Should Know for Wednesday, July 30

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    MLB #MLB #RedSox – Jon Lester, None – will miss start Wednesday (7/30) vs. Toronto — (@SportsInsights) July 30, 2014 - Lester has been scratched as Boston explores trade options before Thursday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver deadline.   Bad Beat Alert: The #Astros were up 4-1 going into the 9th inning and gave up 6 runs in the top half, ruining Houston and Under bets. — (@SportsInsights) July 30, 2014 Major league teams up 3 in the 9th inning win ~97% of the time. Unfortunately, the #Astros are not a major league team. —…
  • NFL Final Standings Odds

    Dave S
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Throughout the off-season we’ve been keeping you up-to-date with the latest prop bets and futures from across the sports betting marketplace. Whether it’s a look at the NFL Futures, Divisional Odds, Rookie of the Year Odds, Playoff Odds, MVP Odds, or Win Totals and Projections from the LVH. Recently, the offshore sportsbook BetOnline posted a unique prop regarding the final standings for the 2014 season. Bettors now have the option to wager on the final divisional finishing position for all 32 NFL teams. The table below displays the odds for each to team finish between one and…
  • What Bettors Should Know for Tuesday, July 29

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    NFL At CRIS, the #Bills have opened as -1.5 favorites against the #Giants for the first NFL preseason game on Sunday night. — (@SportsInsights) July 28, 2014   - Since opening, the line has moved to Bills -2 at CRIS with 61% of early spread wagers taking Buffalo.   College Football CRIS, 5Dimes have released NCAAF Week 1 lines. Notables: So Car -11 v Tex A&M UGA -8 v Clem FSU -17 v Ok St Bama -27 v WVU LSU -5 v Wisc — (@SportsInsights) July 28, 2014   MLB Our MLB Best Bets are now +22.31 units on the season. See all historical…
  • What Bettors Should Know for Monday, July 28

    Dan M
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    1. MLB – Ian Kennedy has been scratched from his start today against the Braves due to oblique soreness and 37-year old LHP Jason Lane will fill the spot. San Diego is currently a +145 dog on the road in an early 12:10 pm ET game in Atlanta. - Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is expected to return to the starting lineup today in Chicago against the Cubs after not starting over the weekend. Interestingly, his injured teammate Troy Tulowitzki (currently on the DL with a hip injury) was in New York yesterday taking in the Yankees game, driving speculation of a looming trade. Judging by his…
  • What Bettors Should Know for Sunday, July 27

    Dan M
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    1. MLB – Yesterday the San Francisco Giants acquired RHP Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for 2 minor league pitchers. Peavy will make his first start for SF today on Sunday Night Baseball as a -110 favorite against the Dodgers. 2 MLB comebacks last night had decent payouts on the live line: KC +979 down 5 runs after 2 innings AZ +1570 down 4 runs after 3 innings — (@SportsInsights) July 27, 2014 2. NFL – Which fantasy football players do oddsmakers believe are underrated based on their current Yahoo rankings? Quarterbacks  Running Backs Wide…
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    Sports WAR

  • Big Bash League: Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has joined Big Bash League after signing a two-year contract with Australia Twenty20 franchise the Melbourne Stars. BREAKING: @StarsBBL have signed @KP24 for #BBL04. Full details HERE: #StarringKP — (@CricketAus) July 28, 2014 According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket Australia will pay Pietersen a bonus around AUS$100,000 on top of his salary to promote the Big Bash League. The South Africa-born cricketer will arrive in Australia in early December and join his countryman all…
  • Vidal rejects Manchester United move

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal insists he will not be moving to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mail. The Chilean international has been strongly linked with a move to the Red Devils in recent months and is thought to be one of Louis van Gaal’s primary transfer targets. But the 27-year-old midfielder has finally confirmed that he won’t be joining Manchester United. “I do not go to Manchester. Can I say I will remain with Juve? I don’t know. I’ll talk to (manager Massimo) Allegri on Monday and then we will see. I haven’t spoken with…
  • Matchbook Review – a revolutionary sports betting exchange

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:47 am
    The Betting Exchange Matchbook was founded in 2004 and when it was taken over by UK investors seven years later, it began to concentrate mainly on British based sports. Now, you will find a host of football coverage from around the world along with a wide selection of additional events as the company grows to become one of the best of its kind. Matchbook is a perfect alternative to some of the more familiar names out there and while there may not be too many gimmicks with this outlet, their incredible liquidity which leads to a significantly low commission rate is a great reason to add their…
  • Black Cap Kane Williamson suspended over bowling action

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:23 am
    New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling in an international cricket for having an illegal action, the International Cricket Council has announced. The 23-year-old has become the first Kiwi cricketer to be suspended from bowling. He has taken 24 wickets in 34 tests, 23 wickets in 54 ODI’s and three wickets in 19 Twenty20 internationals for his country.  Williamson, a part time off-spinner – was reported by the match umpires and referee during the second Test between the West Indies and New Zealand at Port of Spain in June and the analysis revealed that his…
  • Three things Manchester United must consider this summer

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    As we already know – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to take in charge at Old Trafford, the Dutchman has got the chance to improve his squad in order to make the Red Devils much stronger than before. Because of a poor performance by the club last season, there are plenty of things that should be changed at Manchester United ahead of new Premier League season and here SportsWar has picked out three things that we believe the club must consider this summer. The first priority should be Defence – United have lost three key defenders in the form of Rio Ferdinand,…
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  • Why Effective PR is Even More Important for Olympians in Non-Olympic Years with Octagon’s Drew Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Summer Sale on Artificial Turf Maintenance Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    As everyone heads into the summer and their various clinics. Coaches focus on the finest details of every game aspect. Balance this focused energy with “for fun” games that encourage cardio or combine multi-sport disciplines.  This is the third set of suggested “fun” games for you. Blind Trust – Learning how to communicate, trust your teammate and have a bit of fun. Set up cones and balls in a small obstacle course. Going around objects, under and over objects and throw in some sit-ups and push-ups. Explain to everyone the path of the obstacle course. Pair your players. One wears a…
  • More – Add “just for fun” games to your Summer Sports Clinics

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

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

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

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

  • MLB Power Rankings

    Bill M
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    And away we go with the unofficial 2nd half getting underway. *Stats and records through 07/26/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 64-39 (Last Ranking – #1) After coasting for a couple of weeks leading into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 81: Football is Getting Closer

    Junior D
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    This week we discuss the Carmelo Anthony staying in New York because of the money, if Bron Scott can save the Lakers from the grease fire they have become and a ton of football talk as the season... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 80: We’re Global

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

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

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

  • Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame Election Process

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Voters Cal Ripken, Tony Gwynn, Greg Maddux and Rickey Henderson were all elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility (5 years after they finished playing). However, of over 500 baseball writers who voted each year, … Continue reading →
  • Brady Aiken victimized by the Major League’s CBA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why the Timberwolves Cannot Settle in Trading Kevin Love

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Confidential’s Preseason All-ACC Team

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    With football season about 30 days away, now is as good a time as ever to distribute the 2014 Preseason All-ACC teams.  So, without further adieu, here are the First, Second, and Third teams. FIRST TEAM ALL-ACC QB:       Jameis Winston, Florida State RB:       Duke Johnson, Miami; Karlos Williams, Florida State WR:      Jamison Crowder, Duke; Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh; Rashad Greene, Florida State TE:        Nick O’Leary, Florida State; OL:       Cameron Erving, Florida State; Sean Hickey, Syracuse; Tre Jackson, Florida State; Laken Tomlinson, Duke; Shaq…
  • Conference Conversation Topics

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Here is a quick comparison of the conference conversation topics on blogs and message boards throughout the Internet today: ACC: Football: FSU–champions Again!  Can they repeat? Football depth on the increase with Miami rounding into form, and Louisville coming on board. Basketball: The big 4 of Duke, Syracuse, UNC, and Louisville… going to be awesome.  National championships are inevitable. Lacrosse–deepest conference by far. Notre Dame is nice to have around. SEC: Football–Bama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, A&M, Georgia, Missouri, Florida… so very very…
  • New Wake Forest Demon Deacons Page

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Wake Forest.  It may be found here. If you have a Wake Forest blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.
  • New Virginia Tech Hokies Page

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links.  Today’s is Virginia Tech.  It may be found here. If you have a Virginia Tech blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.
  • Introducing Complete Carolina

    Mr. Tar Heel
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    College athletics are changing. You know that, and we know that. The NCAA even recognizes it. If there’s one school that embodies this change, and even more so, the reason behind it, it’s The University of North Carolina. It’s been over four years since Marvin Austin’s famous ‘Club Liv’ tweet (which, coincidently, is controversial for another reason too), and the University has undergone a number of changes that have been woefully underreported and underrated (see them here). But we’re the media and we like sensationalism, so it’s easy to…
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    fanatix Sport News

  • Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says AFL should follow NFL free agency model

    Daniel Baricevic
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Hardwick has weighed into the free agency debate, saying the model needed to be fixed. Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has weighed into the free agency debate, saying the AFL should look to use the model applied by the NFL in the United States. Hardwick said free agency itself wasn’t an issue, but he believes the AFL’s model needs to be worked on. “Free agency to mine is a good mechanism, the problem is at the moment we haven’t actually got it right from my point of view,” Hardwick said. “The NFL model is what we should be actually looking at, where, for example,…
  • AFL club Essendon Bombers creates membership for LGBTI fans

    Daniel Baricevic
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    The Bombers have created a membership specifically for gay and lesbian fans, available for the 2015 season. AFL club Essendon has created a membership specifically for gay and lesbian fans. The ‘Purple Bombers’ is an initiative of club sponsor Jason Tuazon-McCheyne, with the membership becoming available for the 2015 season. Tuazon-McCheyne told the club’s website he was excited that Essendon are helping create “a more welcoming enviornment” at AFL games. “I am beside myself with excitement about today’s launch. Purple Bombers is a statement from the club…
  • Exciting young North Melbourne Kangaroos forward signs two-year AFL deal

    Daniel Baricevic
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Despite having not yet made his AFL debut, 20-year-old Mason Wood has signed a new two-year-deal at the club. Emerging North Melbourne forward Mason Wood has been handed a new two-year deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 AFL season. Despite having only featured in the VFL this season, the club have rewarded his good form and promise by re-signing the 20-year-old. Wood said he didn’t have to think twice about signing on at Arden Street. “Having only played VFL footy they’ve (the coaches) obviously seen something in me and it was a pretty easy decision…
  • (Image) NRL bad-boy Todd Carney pictured with convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby in Bali

    John Stevens
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Carney has been pictured with the Corby sisters whilst holidaying in Bali. Disgraced NRL player Todd Carney has been pictured with convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby whilst on holiday in Bali. A month after being sacked from the Cronulla Sharks, Carney travelled to Bali this week with a mutual friend of the Corby family, report News Corp Australia. Corby was this year released from a nine-year prison term in Bali after being found guilty of smuggling drugs into Indonesia. How’s this for a hook-up – “bubbly” Todd Carney and the Corby sisters…
  • (Video) Cheetahs youngster Gerrie Labuschagne lands mammoth 80m kick

    Daniel Baricevic
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Watch the under-19 player nail a massive 80m penalty kick in training here. Cheetahs under-19 player Gerrie Labuschagne has nailed a huge 80 metre penalty kick in training in South Africa. Yep, that’s right: 80 metres. Granted he had a big tailwind and the altitude of Shimla Park at Bloemfontein would have given him a helping hand, but there’s no denying it’s a huge effort.
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    Lynchy's Sports Thoughts

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

  • The Detroit Lions, the Detroit Tigers and winning now

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dave Dombrowski didn’t have to say anything. He sent his message when he gave up two of the Tigers’ best prospects for reliever Joakim Soria: We’re effin’ going for it.  It doesn’t matter that we overpaid. It doesn’t matter if Cory Knebel and Jake Thompson are good. If we win it won’t matter if Joakim Soria doesn’t perform as expected. I made a move to win now. He has the right attitude. The Tigers’ window is closing. Miguel Cabrera’s OPS is the lowest it has been since his second year in the league. Justin Verlander’s…
  • As training camp begins, it’s time to catch up with our football JMMA winners

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to the roster jungle. Baseball has Ruth and Mays. Football has Payton and Rice. Basketball has Jordan and Chamberlain. Hockey has Gretzky and Lemieux. We have Austin and McClendon. As we set off in our search to find the next football winner of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending), it’s important to remember the legends of the game. Their the ones whose dominance showed us what a single human is capable of. Today we do that by updating our former champions’ status ahead of training camp. Current football champ (for a few more weeks anyway) Rodney…
  • Sunday Red Wings rumor roundup: The latest on restricted free agents, Griffins sign prolific college scorer

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every Sunday I’ll bring you a recap of all the legitimate Red Wings-related transaction and signing rumors from the previous week. I see all this stuff anyway. I figured I might as well share it with you. • Griffins tough guy Tristan Grant signed a free agent deal with the Milwaukee Admirals. • Thanks to the Malik Report’s translation skills we know Tomas Tatar has three offers on the table from the Red Wings and he’ll likely sign a two- or three- year deal. Tatar is currently a restricted free agent. • Danny DeKeyser, the Red Wings’ other remaining restricted…
  • James Mungro Memorial Award, Lions edition pre-preview: The field is set

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Never forget the legend The Lions open training camp on Monday, which means we’re close to naming the sixth winner of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending). That’s right. We made it. The second most prestigious award on the internet is back. We’ll have a more complete preview on our competitors in the leadup to the first game, but here’s an introduction to the 22 souls in contention to follow in the footsteps of legends like McClendon and Austin. Isa Abdul-Quddus, FS, Age:  24, Four years of experience. Career NFL games: 42. While he’s got a…
  • Your update on the baseball winners of the JMMA gets happy then sad then good at pitching

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

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

  • Why the Timberwolves Cannot Settle in Trading Kevin Love

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nats fail to support Strasburg, fall to Marlins again

    Mark Buterbaugh
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    The Washington Nationals blew another solid start from pitcher Stephen Strasburg getting shutout by the Miami Marlins for the second consecutive loss.  Strasburg pitched seven strong innings , allowing just four hits and one run, but the Nats failed to provide support. The Nationals had their opportunities, including the bases loaded with no out in the second inning.  However, the offense failed to deliver.  Marlins pitching issued six walks on the night to the Nationals.  Yet, the offensive failed to deliver a run.  It was a poor night at the plate for the Nats offense. Jerry Blevins…
  • Washington National minor league system Stats leaders (7/28)

    Mark Buterbaugh
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    It has been some time since we updated out Washington Nationals readers on the Washington Nationals minor league system statistical leaders.  So here we go . . . BATTING LEADERS: Doubles:  Matthew Skole (AA) 25, Randolph Oduber (A) and Wilmer Difo (A) 24,  Steve Souza (AAA) and Shawn Pleffner (A) 22 Triples:  Issac Ballou (A) 9, Wilmer Difo (A) 6, Emmanuel Burriss (AAA), Zack Walters (AAA) , and Khayyan Norfork (A) 5 Home Runs:  Kevin Keyes (AA) 22, Michael Taylor (AA) 21, Steve Souza (AAA) 17, Oscar Tejada (A) 16 Runs:  Issac Ballou (A) 75, Michael Taylor (AA) 72, Wilmer Difo (A) 70,…
  • Fister pitches Nats to 4-2 win over the Reds

    Mark Buterbaugh
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The Washington Nationals received another stellar start from Doug Fister (10-2) as he tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  On the day, Fister threw 104 pitches and threw 76 strikes.  He only permitted three hits while fanning five batters.  Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth inning from the bullpen.  Aaron Barrett allowed 2 hits and 2 runs in the ninth inning before giving way to Rafael Soriano, who permitted a two run double, but then slammed the door on the Reds and earned his 25th save of the season. Offensively, the Nats…
  • Redskins waive Brandon Jenkins

    Mark Buterbaugh
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The Washington Redskins selected LB Brandon Jenkins in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  At that time, Jenkins was considered by many around Redskins circles to be one of the steals of the draft.   His status of steal never materialized on the field last season, as Jenkins only cracked the lineup sparingly. Fast forward one year later, and the chances of Jenkins making the roster was becoming slimmer.  The Redskins signed several linebackers in the off-season to bolster the linebacking corp and solidify and improve special teams coverage.  As awful as the special teams unit was last…
  • Roark pitches Nats to opening series win over Reds

    Mark Buterbaugh
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Tanner Roark (10-6) provided the Washington Nationals with a solid mound performance to lead the Nats to a 4-1 win over the Reds.  The Nationals have won five of their last six, while the Reds dropped the seventh straight game.  Roark threw 7 innings and scattered just 3 hits and 1 run while fanning 6 batter to earn his tenth win of the season. Offensively, the Nats compiled 12 hits and 4 runs.  Denard Span continued ripping the ball at the plate, going 4 for 5 on the night, while scored and driving in a run and stealing a base.  It was Span’s second consecutive four hit game,…
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    SportsBrothersReport - Blog

  • Baseball Artwork: The Ball Is The Canvas | Unforgettaballs 

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    I happened across these amazing baseballs via Instagram @unforgettaballs.  As you know, I enjoy sharing sports related artwork.  Emily M. Wolfson creates beautiful, collectible pieces.If you want to make a purchase or simply interested in seeing more of the baseballs be sure to check out the Website:  There is an incredible variety from which to choose. Follow on Twitter:  @unforgettaballs About the Artist - It's no accident that these beautiful, highly detailed treasures combine painting and drafting skills while uniting baseball and art.Emily M.
  • Chicago Bears | Road to Training Camp in Bourbonnais

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I thought this was a cool graphic.  Originally shared on Olivet Nazerene University's WEBSITE. If you are interested in posting the graphic, you can grab it from the University's website. Here is the article as well, which I have permission to post.   Thanks to:  @MattZajechowski & OlivetNazareneU People travel from all over the world to live, work, and play in the Windy City- and the Chicago Bears are no different. Whether they’re native Chicagoans like James Brown and Kelvin Hayden, or they grew up traveling the world like Charles “Peanut”…
  • Tony Dungy & Stephen A. Smith | The Perils of Volunteering Information

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Jeremiah Short is one of our favorite guest columnist.  He always brings great insight to the world of sports. Follow him on Twitter --->>> This article originally posted on My column on Tony Dungy and Stephen A Smith: : #TonyDungy #StephenASmith #MichaelSam #FirstTake— Jeremiah Short (@DaRealJShort) July 28, 2014 Tony Dungy and Stephen A. Smith are learning one thing the hard way: sometimes it’s better to leave certain things unsaid. As a person who’s known for being opinionated–personally and…
  • MMA Action | Barbarian Fight Club: Battle For the Beltway

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    SportsBrothersReport will be in the house August 9th in Annandale, Virginia for some great MMA action.  Barbarian Fight Club puts on some of the best MMA in the area. Please show your support and come on out for a great night of fights.  Visit their site for Ticket and Fight Card Information: HERE.I will be in attendance with camera in hand.  Be sure to look for the fight photos on our PHOTO gallery Brady Rauch | @SportsBrothersR
  • Barry Sanders, DeMarco Murray, Adrian Peterson, & DeSean Jackson | High School Highlight Reels

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

  • Bright Future for the Knicks

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

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

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

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

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

  • Camp is in Session

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
     Photo by Steven Casanova By Otesa Miles At Shaka Smart Basketball Camp, each group of 10 campers works with a dedicated, experienced basketball coach. The same is true when playing for teams from school, recreation centers and other organizations. But what should a young player do when they aren’t playing “organized” basketball? Be your own coach. That’s right. You are responsible for practicing what you’ve learned and working to get better. Here are some tips on coaching yourself: Figure out what needs improvement. Do you need to work on dribbling with your non-dominant hand?
  • Don’t Slide or Slump During the Summer

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

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

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

  • Pochettino’s Tottenham- Underwhelming Efficiency

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

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

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

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

    14 May 2014 | 8:55 am
    And as quickly as the premier league season came to a close, did the transfer rumours begin. And as ever, Tottenham are right in the middle of everything. Now hold your hats, don’t expect another transfer window like last Summer, I highly doubt we’ll be spending another £100 Million and selling anybody for a world record fee, unless Hull push through their interest in Jake Livermore..Whatever happens, you can guarantee that we’ll be bombarded with transfer rumours linking us with every player under the sun from Luke Shaw to Leandro Damiao.Jay Rodriguez:    Club:…
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    Youth 5v5 Flag Football Championship Tournaments| Local,Regional and National Events

  • A Wikipedia horror story: How attribution and verification can (usually) save the day + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Educational Video: Subject Matters, Featuring Dr. Brady – Blog follower and prolific commentator here, Don Brady, PhD, PsyD, NCSP is featured on ION TV’s “The Subject Matters” from May of 2014.  The video is in two 15 minute chunks: Dr. Brady is a very good resource and wealth of information.  I suggest you take some time to check out his time on ION […] Continue Reading On » Mission Summer: Water Wars II –   A friend of mine was enjoying a nice bike ride across campus while in college. …
  • The 10 Best Seconds in Baseball This Year + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    25 Parenting Educators to Follow – For parents seeking advice and insights on child rearing, the Information Age can be a mixed blessing. Every conceivable parenting challenge can be found via search engines and refined to your exact specifications. You can share your experiences with “Mommy or Daddy Bloggers” and get feedback from almost anyone willing to respond to your questions… Continue Reading On » The long and short of Roger Angell: Verducci and Sandomir on the Hall of Fame writer – The Baseball Hall of Fame…
  • “Explanatory journalism”: Are you part of the media’s hottest trend? + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Relaxation for Athletes: Step Up Your Game with These 4 Mindfulness Techniques – The brain and the body go hand-in-hand when it comes to performance. If you think a race is stressful, your body will react by being tense and tight. When you’re having fun your body is loose and relaxed. Therefore, relaxation for athletes is imperative for personal enjoyment and performance success… Continue Reading On » Training Camps in NFL Open Up – With the summer pilgrimage to training camps begun it is time to remind everyone…
  • The Plank And The World Cup: Recovering from A Sports-Related Back Injury (Part III) + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:26 pm
    SPORTSMANSHIP: Are Mercy Rules Truly the Best Way to Handle Lopsided Scores? – At first blush, as a sports fan, you might immediately think that having a written “mercy rule” in place is one of those rules that makes a lot of sense. After all, who wants to have their youngster play on the short side of a lopsided score? Mercy rules are put in place to basically shorten the game in a one-sided affair… Continue Reading On » The Plank And The World Cup: Recovering from A Sports-Related Back Injury (Part III) – The…
  • The Coach Becomes the Athlete–Role Reversal!

    Reginald Grigsby
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The Coach Becomes the Athlete–Role Reversal! – Thanks for Helen Williams for this blog. About three years ago, I decided to learn how to swim. As a child, I did not have access to a pool and was somewhat fearful of the water. I had taken lessons before but never followed through. Like most people, as I get older my body does not like exercises that require pounding… Continue Reading On »   The Coach Becomes the Athlete–Role Reversal! is a post from: Youth 5v5 Flag Football Tournaments| Local,Regional and…
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  • Barrett Model 99A1 – A Review

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Get Power, unadulterated and basic the Barrett Model 99a1 is intended for one thing just: to accomplish the occupation. With its splendidly straightforward outline, no-nonsense development and shockingly few moving parts, it offers match-winning correctness over a long period of time. At the heart of this hearty and faultless shot activity rifle is a one-piece 7000 arrangement aluminum composite expulsion. A high temperature treated steel M1913 optics rail is appended to the highest point of the expulsion by nearly divided high-quality jolts. The match-tolerance barrel is pressed and bolted…
  • Vortex Rifle Scopes – A Must Have in the Kits of Hunters and Strategic Shooters

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    The game of shooting and hunting is played all the more effectively with rifle scopes. Vortex extensions incorporate military, strategic, and progressed night vision rifle scopes. Assembled with chase demonstrated innovation and roughness, Vortex rifle scopes are to a great degree solid one. They are light weighing, rust defiant and effortlessly mountable on all standard weapons. The Vortex product offering indulges military workforce, seekers, riflemen and long range focused shooting. Advanced range capacity, unique plan as well as precision factors are the foremost reasons why you get…
  • Reasons For The Popularity of Nightforce SHV 4-14×56

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

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

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

  • David Benyamine – In Profile

    Darren Moore
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    David Benyamine is a famed poker player born on 5th July 1972 in Paris, France and now resides in Henderson, Nevada. Within the poker world he has accumulated many titles and big cashes including a WPT victory and a WSOP bracelet. But his life has been colourful off the felt as well. Benyamine learned to play poker at the age of 12 but this was not his first love. His first love in life was for tennis. This was a game that he grew up playing and went on to make it as a professional player. Unfortunately early on in his career David picked up an injury to his shoulder that forced him to retire…
  • Betting Movies – Six of the best

    Darren Moore
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:50 am
    Everyone loves to immerse themselves in a good movie. Sometimes you just want to watch for the escape from reality and others you want some inspiration. Whatever your motivation, watching movies can be great. Betting on sport is also great, so here is a list of my favourite movies that contain at least some reference to sports betting: Bookies As the title would suggest this movie revolves around betting. The main story line is about a few college students that set up a successful bookmaking business in their town but soon they bite off more than they can chew when they realise they have been…
  • My Top 5 Bookies

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

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

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

  • Report: Cardinals Acquire Justin Masterson From Indians

    Johnny Feulner
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Justin Masterson has been dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals, who’re dying for pitching help – Mandatory Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to be active at the trade deadline, and they’ve already started. According to FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal and ESPN analyst Peter Gammons, St. Louis has reportedly acquired starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for outfield prospect James Ramsey. Confirmed: #STLCards get Justin Masterson for OF James Ramsey. First reported by @pgammo. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…
  • Report: Cardinals, Patrick Peterson Agree To Five-Year, $70 Million Extension

    Johnny Feulner
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Patrick Petersen is now the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL – Mandatory Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images via Richard Sherman, then Joe Haden, but neither are the highest-paid cornerback in the league. According to Patrick Peterson‘s Twitter handle, the tenacious cornerback has reportedly accepted a five-year, $70 million extension from the Arizona Cardinals, and pockets $48 million guaranteed. Happy to announce my 5 year extension with @AZCardinals! $70M and $48M Guaranteed!! #AZCardinals #P2Nation #YearOfTheCardinal — Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) July 30,…
  • Report: Red Sox Pull Jon Lester From His Start Wednesday

    Johnny Feulner
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Jon Lester could be traded at the Jul. 31 deadline – Mandatory Credit: Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images Could Jon Lester be in another uniform other than a Boston Red Sox one soon? According to the Red Sox Twitter handle, the team, and head coach John Farrell, have announced that Brandon Workman will start Wednesday’s tilt against the Toronto Blue Jays – not Lester. Farrell: Brandon Workman will start tomorrow. — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) July 30, 2014 Lester has been long speculated to be the best starting pitcher, next to Rays’ ace David Price, available for a trade by…
  • Tony Dungy’s Comments About Michael Sam Are Being Blown Way Out Of Proportion

    Johnny Feulner
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Tony Dungy has stated he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam – Mandatory Credit: USATSI via CBS Sports Last May, Missouri defensive standout Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Certainly a historic moment in time for the sport, but now the Sam saga is starting to get out of hand. In an interview with the Tampa Tribune, former Colts and Buccaneers’ head coach Tony Dungy told Ira Kaufman that he “wouldn’t have taken him,” in the draft, which is an honest answer. He continued by saying, “Not because I don’t…
  • The Warrior’s Path: Mad Mac is Ready to Take on The World!

    Rodger Ryan
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    MMA Fans at the MGM Grand Events Center in Las Vegas gather for TUF 19 Finale. (Mandatory Credit: Al Powers/ESPN) Harry McLeman is showing us that anything is possible after becoming the BAMMA middleweight champion after only four years in the sport. Mad Mac is on a three fight win streak and he recently claimed the British Middleweight belt after dominating the veteran Andy De-Vent in a three round war. De-vent who was on a four fight win streak came undone against McLeman and showcased great heart to make it out of the second round after being hurt on his feet and almost submitted. The…
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  • Which Players Will Be Most Affected by the Hall of Fame’s New Rules?

    Nate Silver
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    As Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas celebrated their inductions in Cooperstown this weekend, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced a change that will make it harder for others to join them. Instead of having 15 years of eligibility for consideration by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA), players will now be limited to 10.1One theory is that the change is designed to exclude players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, who are known or suspected to have used performance-enhancing drugs.2 But an attempt to target Bonds and Clemens could produce collateral damage.
  • Is It True That Some Players Can’t Hack It in New York?

    Neil Paine
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    In the ninth inning of the New York Yankees’ 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 1, Brian McCann7 watched Grant Balfour’s fastball sail over the outside corner of the plate for a called third strike. As he walked dejectedly back to the dugout, McCann’s 2014 batting average sank to .220, the lowest seasonal average he’d carried in July at any point during his 10-year major league career.A few days later, Terry Pendleton, McCann’s old hitting coach with the Atlanta Braves, delivered a theory as to why the catcher, who signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Yankees last…
  • Billion-Dollar Billy Beane

    Benjamin Morris
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    The film version of “Moneyball” depicts many establishment baseball types as ignorant of where wins in baseball come from and clueless about how to properly value talent.Take, for example, the scene when John Henry — the billionaire owner of the Boston Red Sox — tries to recruit the Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane. Henry tells Beane that any managers not rebuilding their teams with Beane’s system in mind are “dinosaurs,” and then hands him a slip of paper. On it, there’s an offer for Beane to become the new Red Sox general manager for the…
  • Was Lionel Messi Tired?

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

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

    Bobby Sugar
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    NFL Over/UndersThe Return of Bobby Catz!!! That's right ladies and gentlemen the Catz is back on the prowl. After an extended summer vacation that saw the Catz trying to find shelter from the vicious haboobs and monsoons that are rampant in the Arizona desert, I am back with some NFL over/under predictions that will change your life. Alright maybe that last line was the C4 talking, but seriously these are all safe bets. **READER NOTE** The first draft of this article was about to be submitted, when my computer decided it wasn’t good enough and deleted the entire thing, not to be dramatic,…
  • Saturday Pay Day!

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

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

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

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

  • NASCAR penalizes Denny Hamlin and JGR for multiple infractions

    Ian Leavens
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    NASCAR docks Denny Hamlin and JGR 75 points, crew chief suspended for 6 races NASCAR dropped the hammer on the number 11 team of Denny Hamlin by docking them 75 points in the drivers and owners point standings. Under NASCAR’s deterrence system this classified as a P5 violation(P6 is the highest, most severe), a P5 […] The post NASCAR penalizes Denny Hamlin and JGR for multiple infractions appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Patrick Peterson Signs Record Breaking Deal

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Arizona Cardinals wanted to show just how much they want to keep their return man, secret offensive weapon and all star corner. Yes that equates to just one player. Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson just signed a five year contract extension worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed, the highest for any cornerback in the […] The post Patrick Peterson Signs Record Breaking Deal appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Steven A. Smith Suspended Longer Than Ray Rice

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:52 pm
    We live in a world where ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith a sports commentator who’s comments were misunderstood, but Ray Rice, the NFL RB who knocked his wife unconscious, is having fans buy his jerseys and cheer for him as soon as he steps on the field. Very interesting. Stephen A Smith has been very vocal on […] The post Steven A. Smith Suspended Longer Than Ray Rice appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Watch: Melky Cabrera Hits Home Run Over Green Monster and Smashes A Car

    David M.
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Melky Cabrera hit three home runs during the Blue Jays, Red Sox game tonight. The outfielder had already hit one homer by the time he stepped up top the plate against Red Sox Felix Doubront in the six inning. One of those went completely over the Green Monster and hit a fans parked car. You […] The post Watch: Melky Cabrera Hits Home Run Over Green Monster and Smashes A Car appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Get Off Of Stephen A. Smith’s Back

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    The “Offensive” Remarks Recently Stephen A. Smith, sports analyst for ESPN and co-host of ESPN First Take, came under fire for comments he made while discussing the suspension of Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice. Rice was suspended only two games for slapping his then girlfriend unconscious, and dragging her out of a casino elevator, which […] The post Get Off Of Stephen A. Smith’s Back appeared first on Champs Nation.
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    CPL T20 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    29 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    Kings XI Punjab will take on the Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 match of IPL 2014 Playoffs.KXIP vs CSK Qualifier 2 match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM IST on 30th May 2014 and will be played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.Recently Kings XI Punjab played the Qualifier 1 match where Kolkata Knight Riders won by 28 runs proceeding directly to the IPL 2014 finals. Likewise Chennai Super Kings defeated Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator match and are here to compete with Kings XI Punjab.KXIP, led by George Bailey, tops the IPL points table with 11 wins out of 14 matches played while the CSK…
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  • Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Jeff Gross/Getty Images On the heels of the Arizona Cardinals signing Patrick Peterson to the richest cornerback contract in NFL history, much The post Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013 appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Jeff Gross/Getty Images On the heels of the Arizona Cardinals signing Patrick Peterson to the richest cornerback contract in NFL history, much The post Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013 appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Jeff Gross/Getty Images On the heels of the Arizona Cardinals signing Patrick Peterson to the richest cornerback contract in NFL history, much The post Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013 appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Jeff Gross/Getty Images On the heels of the Arizona Cardinals signing Patrick Peterson to the richest cornerback contract in NFL history, much The post Breaking Down Every Touchdown Allowed by Patrick Peterson in 2013 appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Identifying Philadelphia Eagles’ 4 Biggest Road Blocks to NFC East TItle

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Matt Rourke/Associated Press Fans and pundits seem to unanimously view the Philadelphia Eagles as the favorite to win the NFC East in The post Identifying Philadelphia Eagles’ 4 Biggest Road Blocks to NFC East TItle appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
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  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Venues- All details

    Aman Chauhan
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Commonwealth Games 2014 Venues- All details Commonwealth Games are going with a great pace. Fans are gathered at Glasgow from all over the World. In this Commonwealth Games there are total three compact site clusters for competition venues in Glasgow and total 13 venues all over the Glasgow. As you know that these Commonwealth Games 2014 are scheduled in Scotland and this is a 12 days competition among 71 countries and more than 5,000 players are participating in this. Here is a list of all 13 venues where Commonwealth Games 2014 is scheduled. Athletes’ Village Commonwealth Games 2014 is…
  • Commonwealth Games 2014- All details you need to know

    Aman Chauhan
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Commonwealth Games 2014- All details you need to know   Commonwealth Games 2014 is starting from 23rd July at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland. This is the XX Commonwealth Games or we can say that 20th Commonwealth Games which is going to be scheduled in European nation. Last time Commonwealth Games were held in Delhi, India. T.V rights of Commonwealth Games are owned by Tens Sports. Before Commonwealth Games 2014 takes place there is an Opening Ceremony in which International stars are gathering around the world. All legends around the World are participating in this event. Like Sachin…
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony- Details & Live coverage

    Aman Chauhan
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony- Details & Live coverage The Commonwealth Games 2014 is scheduled from 23rd July 2014 in Glasgow. On Wednesday 23rd July there is Opening Ceremony of Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park. Commonwealth Games are scheduled after every four years. Commonwealth Games are one of the most viewed games in which more than 40 thousand peoples are present and around 1.5 billion peoples watch this game. Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony will raise funds for poor and helpless children from their opening ceremony. This is first time in history when some…
  • FIFA World cup trophy damaged by German Players

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

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

    Alex Lowe
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Raiders’ lease with Oakland is set to expire after the 2014-15 season, and owner Mark Davis has made it fairly clear that he isn’t thrilled with the current situation in the Bay Area. Whether he seriously plans to move the team as soon as 2015 is still unknown, but you can be sure that he’s going to be exploring his options. Davis’ first choice seems to be a new $800 million stadium that he’s proposed. That would get the team out of the aging Coliseum, which they share with the A’s. There’s also been talk of moving the team to LA, a city that has…
  • Michele Roberts Named Executive Director Of NBPA

    Alex Lowe
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    18 months after ousting Billy Hunter, the National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as the new executive director. Roberts received 32 of a possible 36 votes. Roberts, a D.C. public defender with a reputation for being a ruthless litigator, beat out two other finalists. The Association was likely looking for someone ruthless after suffering defeat in the 2011 negotiations, and really defeats over the last 15 years. Another selling point for Roberts was the fact she plans to reshape the union with a new leadership team. Chris Paul, president of the Association, spoke…
  • Ray Of Hope: Should Tampa Bay Sell At The Deadline?

    Colby Rogers
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    The advent of the MLB Wild Card game brought more to the game of baseball than a 163rd game every season. With one more team “making the playoffs” each year, or at least having a real chance to make the playoffs proper, teams see the light at the end of the tunnel and don’t feel the pressure to sell at the deadline like years gone by. When the July 31st trade deadline rolled around, teams more than a couple games out of contention became sellers. There was a much clearer buyer/seller line for a general manager to use. Now, sitting 4.5 games out of the second wild card…
  • Under The Radar, Overachievers: MLB Batters Edition

    Kevin Baldwin
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Like the title suggests, the players included on this list, don’t necessarily rank amongst the leagues elite. That is, when considering reputation. But, here at OtherLeague, we look past all the preponderance, and bring to you a list of players who have out-preformed their expectations so far on the season. For all you fellow fantasy geeks, I’ve included each players percentage owned across multiple platforms, so you can remain glued to your computers a little bit longer while you search desperately for your teams’ second half saviors. Without further ado, Here are…
  • How Greg Maddux Made Me Love Baseball

    Alex Lowe
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    As a child in the ’90s, baseball was king and the era’s best players were superheroes to me. I didn’t get into comic books until I was much older, so I never spent my youth pretending to be Spider-Man or Batman. No, I spent hours in the backyard pretending to be the great players of the MLB. Cal Ripken Jr., Sammy Sosa, and Chipper Jones were some of the many hitters I imagined myself to be when playing wiffle ball in the side lot. But when it came my turn to step onto the mound, I was only ever one pitcher: Greg Maddux. Despite being born outside Chicago, I grew up a…
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  • Enemy, Hero, Friend! Jim Kelly and His Buffalo Fan Connection

    Michael Okun
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    We knew our team was getting worse again as we finished with only four wins in 1982. The 1983 draft was our ticket for finally getting a quarterback that could change our luck for the immediate future.The Buffalo Bills chose Jim Kelly in the first round of the 1983 draft. Every home in Western NY seemed to be tuned in. People who were not football fans were talking about this. Avid fans wished this day would occur and when it did it was like our world was saved.But he turned us down! Jim Kelly would not care about us and decided his best decision was not to come to play for the Buffalo Bills,…
  • What LeBron James Means To Buffalo (Yes, Buffalo)

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

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

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

    Kevin Siskar
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    World Cup Qualifying Game  During the World Cup I experienced the atmosphere in NYC and around the world. It was electric like I have never seen it before, especially from a bunch of Yanks.When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on its 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last 4 years. In 2014 something has happened to soccer in America that wasn't there before. ESPN has said that "overall viewership for the…
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  • CWG2014 India Bags 3 Gold & 1 Silver on Day 6

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Wrestlers from Indian camp has made there country proud by winning 3 Gold Medals and a Silver in 20th Commonwealth Games (CWG2014)at Glasgow on Day 6.   Men's Freestyle Wrestling 57kg Category World Wrestling Championships Silver medalist Amit Kumar 20-year Old Wrestler from Haryana defeated Ebikweminomo Welson 6-2 in men's freestyle wrestling 57kg category to open the Medal tally on Day 6. Amit kicked off his match in the first Period on a excellent note and took a big lead of 4 Points. In the second Period Amit faced some difficulties but using his Amazing skills of Defense he…
  • Common Wealth Games 2014 Live Score and Online Streaming

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Common Wealth Games 2014 Live Score and Online Streaming. The twentieth Common wealth games had already been started on 23 July, 2014 and people are discussing more frequently on this topic. The last common wealth games were held in India and this time they are hosted by Glasgow. Common wealth games provide the opportunity to different players around the world to showcase their talent by presenting their skills in front of people. If you are a common wealth game fan then you can even watch common wealth games 2014 live scores and online streaming on internet. Many websites on internet will…
  • Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Schedule And Fixtures

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 Schedule And Fixtures. Twentieth common wealth games is here and it has become a topic of discussion for almost everyone these days. This year Common Wealth games are being held in Glasgow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August. While last time it was held in India, and I am sure every Indian would have had a good time watching the games and also got an opportunity to see them live from the stadiums in their own country. The games gives an open hand opportunity to all the players to show their talent who were earlier craving for recognition and were not able to get…
  • Germany vs Argentina FIFA World Cup Final 2014 live score and streaming

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

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

  • Kiplagat Steals Monaco in Deepest 1500m, Ever

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

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

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

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

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

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    An overuse injury is an injury involving certain bones or muscles/tendons of the body, which develops over a period of time due to too much repetitive activity. The injury becomes worse with continued activity at the same level and will continue unless correct medical advice and treatment is followed. Overplay is the term used to […] The post Managing Soccer Injuries appeared first on Strong Soccer.
  • 5 Reasons Why Soccer For Kids Is The Best

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    There’s a lot of reasons why Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries. It was first played under official rules over 120 years ago! Soccer is a sport growing in popularity in the United States – currently 24 million Americans play soccer. […] The post 5 Reasons Why Soccer For Kids Is The Best appeared first on Strong Soccer.
  • Soccer & Futsal: The Big Differences

    6 May 2014 | 9:44 am
    Soccer is a very popular sport that is played by over 250 million players worldwide in over 200 countries. It is the world’s most popular sport. Futsal is a variant of soccer and is played by more people than soccer really but doesn’t quite attract as many spectators. The two sports are similar in the […] The post Soccer & Futsal: The Big Differences appeared first on Strong Soccer.
  • Futsal: The Rules

    6 May 2014 | 9:39 am
    The only form of indoor 5 a-side football play that is approved by FIFA is Futsal. This is a game that is easy to learn and play. The rules are set up to be similar to normal 11 a-side football, but there will be a variety of small adaptations to allow for indoor play. There […] The post Futsal: The Rules appeared first on Strong Soccer.
  • All The Soccer Rules You Need To Know

    6 May 2014 | 9:29 am
    Soccer Rules Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is also one of the simplest to learn. The rules of the game are described below. As the level that is being played at increases the rules do become more technical and complicated but they remain relatively simple even at […] The post All The Soccer Rules You Need To Know appeared first on Strong Soccer.
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  • Royals Fall Short of Comeback, Lose 2-1

    Sarah Davis
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
      Legend has it that if you score more runs that the other team, you’ll win the game. The Royals must have missed that. It was a horrible quality start for James Shields, if that makes sense. Shields threw an average of 20.67 pitches per inning. While Shields went six complete innings, and only allowed two runs, he wiggled out of jam after jam, and was a bit out of control with his location. The umpires certainly didn’t do the Royals any favors. In the top of the fifth, interference was called on second baseman Omar Infante, and Sam Fuld was awarded third base. Nothing would…
  • Dayton Blows Up Team

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
      I don’t get it. Dayton Moore, try as he may, just cant seem to please everyone. On Monday, he traded Danny Valencia for an old backup catcher and a project AAA pitcher. I like the trade. Don’t love it…but its so minor, honestly who cares? Many feel that losing Danny Valencia means losing a good right handed hitter, which is true. There are always two sides to a coin however, and this year has taught us that while we are losing his bat, the defense first minded Royals are also losing his glove. Danny Valencia according to baseball reference is sporting a NEGATIVE WAR…
  • Indians Salvage Series and Beat Chen, Royals 10-3 in Finale

    Ryan Landreth
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm
    It can almost be expected when you remember that Ned Yost puts out his “white flag” lineup each and every Sunday. While the season finale loss was frustrating, Royals fans must remember to think about the big picture. Carlos Santana homered two more times and the Indians finally broke out of their slump, ending the Royals’ five-game winning streak with a 10-3 win on Sunday afternoon. The Indians salvaged the series in what was their first win at Kauffman Stadium all season (1-5). Things began well enough for Kansas City. Bruce Chen (2-3) opened the game with three no-hit innings, while…
  • Aoki, Butler Lead Royals Over Tribe, 7-5

    Sarah Davis
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    In the middle of the second inning, I thought the game was over. The Indians had a five run lead, and the offense looked to be dormant. Kansas City started chipping in the third inning, and tied it in the fourth. Carlos “The One Man Wrecking Crew” Santana, and the Cleveland Indians put a five spot on the board in the second inning. The inning scoring in the second inning started with a Carlos Santana big fly to give the Indians a 1-0 lead. With two outs, it would appear to the Royals that Guthrie had limited the damage. Alas, the Indians would go on to score four more runs that…
  • Video of Moustakas’ Double with an Error

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Last night Corey Kluber pitched a gem against the Royals.  With the exception of one play.   Your browser does not support iframes. Credit Moose for running hard around the bags, but I think Kluber’s reaction says everything.
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  • Pro WMMA Fighter Brittney Elkin Interview with Iconici TV MMA

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    How did you into get MMA?I was a cocktail waitress at my hometown bar in Gillette WY and my boss was friends with the owner of a promotion out of Rapid City SD he was in town for a summer bash he told me I should give the sport a try and I did and never stoppedSo getting into MMA didn't intimidate you? Did you have any combat experience?I mean yeah it's intimidating at first but you sync with fighting and become comfortable in the chaos I didn't have any combat experience before joining my first MMA gymYou are a single mom which in itself is a very tough job. How do you manage family…
  • Metamoris 4 Fight Card and Preview Video

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:34 pm
    If you are not familiar with Metamoris it is a 20 minute, submission-only, gi or no-gi matches founded by Ralek Gracie. There are no points given and if there is no submission, a draw is declared. With Chael Sonnen no longer allowed to fight in MMA due to a failed drug test that revealed 4 banned substances Gracie figured he would be perfect to take part in Metamoris and bring attention to the 4th event. Not only do you get Sonnen, but UFC fighter Josh Barnett will be fighting in the co-main event AND something that has never been done before, a secret match."The two guys in the secret match…
  • UFC 177 Dillashaw vs. Barao Fight Card and Preview Video

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    UFC 177 will take place August 30, 2014 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event features a rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao. Dillashaw captured the bantamweight title from undefeated Barao at UFC 173. The bout ended in a fifth round TKO victory for Dillashaw. Due to the cancellation of UFC 176, bouts between Danny Castillo vs. Tony Ferguson, Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek Brunson and Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler were rescheduled for this eventFight CardT.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao for bantamweight title Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso for flyweight…
  • UFC Fight Night 49 Henderson vs. Dos Anjos Fight Card

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    UFC Fight Night 49 takes place Aug. 23rd at BOK Center in Tulsa. Fight Card (Fox Sports 1)Rafael dos Anjos vs. Ben Henderson Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle Francis Carmont vs Thales LeitesTim Elliott vs Wilson Reis Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein Tom Niinimaki vs. Chas Skelly Matt Hobar vs. Aaron Phillips Jordan Mein vs. Brandon Thatch  Walmir Lazaro vs. James Vick Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin Alex Garcia vs. Neil Magny Mirsad Bektic vs. Max Holloway *Fight cards are subject to change*Make sure to visit Iconici Tvfor the latest mma…
  • UFC Fight Night 47 Bader vs. Saint Preux Fight Card

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
      UFC Fight Night 47 goes down Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.  Fight Card (Fox Sports 1)Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint PreuxTim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson Robbie Peralta vs. Thiago Tavares Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard Ross Pearson vs. Abel Trujillo*Fight cards are subject to change*Make sure to visit Iconici Tvfor the latest mma news.Follow me on Facebook and Twitter  To…
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    Pakistan Tribune » Sports

  • Jacques Kallis Bids Adieu to International Cricket

    Sohail Zafar
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Jacques Kallis, the veteran South Africa all-rounder, has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. He, however, will continue to represent Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders and Big Bash League team Sydney Thunder. The 38-year-old all-rounder had quit Tests cricket last year but continued to play limited-overs cricket for South Africa amid aspiration of being part of team’s ICC World Cup 2015 plans. However, the following a turbulent one-day international tour of Sri Lanka, during which he managed just five runs in three one-dayers, he has…
  • Ex-Selector Mohammad Ilyas Threatens to Commit Suicide

    Pakistan Tribune
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Lahore – Former chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mohammad Ilyas has threatened to commit suicide if justice is not served to him as he feels that he was unfairly removed from the post. Speaking to media men here, 69-year-old Ilyas said he was ‘disappointed’ over the rejection of his appeal against his removal but will fight for ‘his right’. Ilyas had been contracted by former PCB chief Zaka Ashraf as chief selector of national senior and junior cricket team in January this year and was the part of selection panel that choose 30-man preliminary squad for the World…
  • CPL T20 2014: Red Steel vs St Lucia Zouks Live Score, Commentary & Streaming

    Sohail Zafar
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Red Steel would be looking for an overwhelming win to tighten their clutches on their top position on the points table when they meet St Lucia Zouks in the 15th match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 2014 at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain on Sunday. Red Steel, the semifinalists of CPL 2013, have won four of their five games so far. They are penetrating into this contest on the back of a hard-fought 13-run win over defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs that rose them to top in team standing. On the other hand, Zouks are at bottom in points table after losing all of their…
  • CPL T20 2014: Barbados Tridents vs Guyana Amazon Warriors Live Score, Commentary & Streaming

    Pakistan Tribune
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    The 14th match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 2014 will be played between Barbados Tridents and Guyana Amazon Warriors at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday. Amazon, who finished as runners-up in CPL 2013, failed to sustain the momentum after winning three games in a row and suffered narrow losses at the hands of Jamaica Tallawahs defending champions and Red Steel. The back-to-back defeats dragged them to third position in points table from second. Marlon Samuels’ men would aim to present an improved show against Amazon to rediscover the winning ways. On the other…
  • CPL T20 2014: Jamaica Tallawahs vs Red Steel Live Score, Commentary & Streaming

    Sohail Zafar
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Jamaica Tallawahs will be looking to preserve the winning momentum when they meet Red Steel in the 13th match of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 2014 at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain on Saturday. Defending champions Tallawahs are leading the points table after winning three games on the trot and are they only unconquered side in the competition so far. In their most recent outing, they held nerves to pull off a dramatic four-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors. Red Steel are following Tallawahs in team standing after managing three wins from four games. They are penetrating…
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    The Unprofessional Football League

  • Josh Gordon Pleading Second Hand Smoke in Pot Charge

    James Hemlock
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Cleveland, OH– Cleveland Browns Wide Receiver Josh Gordon will argue that his marijuana charge was caused by secondhand smoke. Gordon is in the appealing process after a year-long conviction is in order. “Dude, I wasn’t the only one who has ever been around pot, yeah I used to smoke, but not this time,” Gordon explained to the press before his agent put his hand in front of Gordon’s mouth. Despite Josh Gordon’s failed efforts to convince the NFL otherwise, he hopes that his legal team will prove his innocence. Tests done on the night of the incident could be inaccurate due to…
  • NFL Rule Changes 2014

    Andrew T.G. Smivet
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    New York, NY– It’s that time again. Every year the NFL owners knee-jerk their way into several rule changes for reasons unknown, and why should 2014 be any different? Although the majority of the rule changes are small and seemingly mundane, there are a few every year that make NFL fans feeling like the world is ending, scratching their heads in disbelief. Let’s take a look at some of the more disconcerting NFL rule changes that have occurred between this season and last: 1. No more intentionally touching fans during a live game-  Goodbye Lambeau Leap!  This was the direct result of…
  • Your Guide to the NFL’s Lesser-Known Finable Offenses

    Ryan Graham
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Last week, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe tweeted a comprehensive list of the various finable offenses for NFL players. The list, which comes from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, covers several infractions including fighting, uniform violations and illegal hits. It gives the standard fines for both a player’s first and second offenses. However, this list only covers the league’s most common offenses. The complete list is much longer and more obscure. Wondering what else is on the list that could possible invoke an NFL-sanctioned fine? Lucky for you! We have compiled a list of the…
  • Lamichael James Has Arm Made of LEGO

    Adam Mernit
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    San Francisco, CA– Entering training camp, Runningback was one of the San Francisco 49ers’ stronger positions. A depth chart that boasted Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore, Lamichael James along with rookies Carlos Hyde and Jewel Hampton would make any defense weary. The 49ers find themselves a little thinner at Runningback now than in previous weeks, with Kendall Hunter tearing his ACL and Lamichael James dislocating his left elbow in the very early stages of training camp. This is Lamichel James’ third elbow dislocation on his left arm dating back to high school, along with…
  • Aaron Rodgers No-Show to Training Camp, Again

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Green Bay, WI– It comes as almost no surprise anymore. Aaron Rodgers just doesn’t go to training camp. Plain and simple. He has found that his best practice comes from off the field, and off the practice field especially. The MVP quarterback has made it a personal tradition to use his time during the Packers’ strict 17 day training schedule to sit around, veg out and play as much MADDEN NFL as possible. Mike McCarthy said it has been the ritual every late August since Aaron Rodgers led the Pack to a victory in Super Bowl XLV following the 2010 season. Rodgers claims otherwise. “You…
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    FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Streaming - FIFA WC 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    18 Jun 2014 | 1:11 am
    Australia vs Netherlands will face each other in the 18th match of FIFA World cup 2014 being played at Estadio Beira-Rio. Watch the Australia vs Netherlands live streaming and get Australia vs Netherlands live score here.The Australia vs Netherlands match is scheduled to begin at 16:00 hours (GMT) and will be played at Estadio Beira-Rio. Earlier we had the face-off between France vs Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio.Both the teams, Australia vs Netherlands belongs to Group B and this is the third Group B match that will be played today between Australia vs Netherlands. The first two group B…
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  • Bobbleheads Or Bust

    Pat Heffling
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
    With football season right around the corner, and the local alleged major league baseball team still residing in first place, barely, I might add, I thought the timing was right for a brief blog about every sports fans favorite collectible, the bobblehead. Personally I have amassed around 40 of these creatures, most of them sporting various versions of Milwaukee Brewers uniforms, some resembling alligators decked in beads (Bourbon Street score), sit-com promo throwaways (The Office), a very bad John Stockton model, mini-bobbles(Ray Allen), and my all-time favorite the Hooters girl. Although,…
  • Cowboys Rookie DeMarcus Lawrence Breaks Foot

    Dan Soden
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Word coming in Tuesday night was that Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence might have broken his foot, it didn’t take long for that news to be confirmed. During practice Tuesday the rookie broke his right foot and is now expected to miss somewhere from eight to twelve weeks, which means he wouldn’t return till Week 8 of the regular season. The 34th overall pick was carted off the field after he went down doing a drill that saw him being blocked by left tackle Tyron Smith. Lawrence was unable to get up as he clutched his right ankle after being knocked down. This is the second major…
  • TNA Wrestling Signs American War Hero Chris Melendez to Multi-Year Agreement

    Dan Soden
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:11 pm
    There has been a lot of attention recently on TNA, while most of it bad this story seems to break away from that trend. TNA has just announced the signing of American War Hero Chris Melendez, a Purple Heart recipient. Here is the press release TNA issued on the signing. NA Wrestling is happy to announce the signing of a true American hero! Chris Melendez is a former Army Sergeant, who served his country in Afghanistan and was awarded a Purple Heart. Because of injuries suffered in combat, the brave soldier returned home a single leg amputee. Melendez, a member of the Wounded Warrior Project,…
  • Vince Russo and TNA Part Ways

    Dan Soden
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:18 pm
    The news coming out on TNA today is simply heartbreaking….Vince Russo is now officially done with TNA. The internet seems to be a much happier place as wrestling fans have been tweeting their hate towards Russo since news broke out that he was still working with the company in a consulting role. It’s being report that John Gaburick was the one who informed Russo (who can now focus his time and tweets on his website) that he services would no longer be needed after Russo sent an email informing PWInsider’s Mike Johnson that he was still with the company. After the news broke it seems…
  • ‘Gone In An Instant’ Antoine Walker’s Life Story

    Dean Perretta
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Anthony Holt-produced documentary ‘Gone in an Instant’ extensively charts the successful meteoric rise and dissension of NBA World Champion and NCAA National Champion, Antoine Walker; Walker won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. The Boston Celtics legend and three-time NBA All-Star accumulated wealth of $110 million throughout a successful 13-year NBA career, only to unceremoniously file Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2010 at 33 years of age after totaling a $12.7 million debt; Walker was the 6th overall selection in the NBA Draft 1996. Antoine Walker’s gambling…
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  • Guillermo Ochoa – Mexico’s Guardian

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Guillermo Ochoa – Mexico’s Guardian   Guillermo Ochoa was one of the best goalkeepers in Brazil World Cup. His amazing performances against Brazil and Netherlands introduce himself as one the players that must be remembered after this World Cup. Guillermo Ochoa was in a sparkling form in each match, and his display against Brazil and Netherlands are by far some of the best moments of this World Cup. What is more impressive is the fact that few free-agent players appear in the first line-up in a World Cup. But, the Mexican goalkeeper was one the finest players of El Tri.
  • Emil Zatopek – Greatest Runner of All Time

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Emil Zatopek – Greatest Runner of All Time   Emil Zatopek was declared Greatest Runner of All Time by Runner’s World Magazine in 2013. The Czechoslovakian is one, if not THE, greatest runners of 20th century.  The Locomotive became a legend after he managed to win the 5,000, the 10,000 and the marathon at 1954 Olympic Games in Helsinki. Zatopek is also part of IAAF Hall of Fame. The Czech Locomotive, Emil Zatopek, dominated long distance running from 1948 until 1954, a period in which he won 38 consecutive 10,000 meters races (11 in 1949 alone). Zatopek set 18 world records…
  • Quinton Jackson: MMA Rampage Mode

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

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

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Dan Henderson – MMA Legend   Dan Henderson is one of the living legends of MMA. Hendo is a former greco-roman Olympic wrestler and currently ranked #6 light heavyweight MMA fighter by Sherdog. The American has 42 fights, winning 30 (14 by KO/TKO). What is more impressive is the fact that Dan Henderson was knocked out only once (by Vitor Belfort with a head kick in 2013). But let’s not forget Hendo was 43 years old when was firstly knocked out by Vitor Belfort! Amazing isn’t it? Moreover, Henderson was submitted in only 4 matches, which demonstrates his ability to avoid…
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    Trampoline Reviews 101

  • Trampoline Reviews: The Urban Rebounder Trampoline

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

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

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

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

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:33 am
    Shopping for a new trampoline will likely be one of the most interesting and exciting things you ever do with your time in any sports or specialty shop. Whether you prefer to see and touch the product before buying it or you feel comfortable ordering your new trampoline online, one of the first and most … Continue reading »
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  • New Zealand to slap 7 year jail terms for cricket, football match-fixing

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year. The Match-Fixing Bill, introduced to parliament Thursday with unanimous political support, would apply the lengthy sentences to anyone caught trying to influence or benefit from the outcome of a match or race. Sreesanth’s arrest catapulted match-fixing back into the spotlight: PTI “Match-fixing is a growing problem internationally and has been described as the number one threat to the integrity,…
  • 1994 FIFA World Cup USA Group D Matchday 3 30 06 1994 Hellas Nigeria x264 DTB GrLTv

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
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  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Championship match traffic pipped by semi final

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The 2014 Netherlands-Argentina FIFA World Cup semi-final was streamed by more people than the championship match between Germany and Argentina. That’s according to traffic figures from Akamai Technologies – the company which worked with more than 50 broadcasters to stream live and on-demand video for all 64 matches to devices around the world Source: 2014 FIFA World Cup Championship match traffic pipped by semi final Visit us on
  • When in Doubt, Blame It on the World Cup

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    unable to retrieve full-text content Which companies won and lost the most following the 2014 FIFA World Cup ? WSJ CFO Journal senior editor Emily Chasan joins the News Hub with … Source: When in Doubt, Blame It on the World Cup Visit us on
  • Messi All Goal FIFA World Cup 2014

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
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    Dulu Lain Sekarang Lain » Sports

  • British Airways, Where Is Our Bag?

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

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

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

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

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