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  • NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 5

    Sports Central | Articles and Columns
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Brad Keselowski, with fresh tires, raced past Kurt Busch on the last lap to win the Auto Club 400. Kevin Harvick took second, and has now finished first or second in the last eight races. Check out SC's rankings!
  • LHP Aiken, 2014's top pick, gets Tommy John news services
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Pitching prospect Brady Aiken, the first overall pick in last year's draft who failed to reach an agreement with the Houston Astros, underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
  • Wisconsin Badgers Execute Excellent Backdoor Play for Slam Dunk

    Bleacher Report - Front Page
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    In this close of a game, every point counts. Sam Dekker knows this better than anyone, as Wisconsin executes the back door play and Dekker slams it down for two points.  Check out the video above to see the great play.
  • Aaron Baddeley Hits Hole-In-One On Par 4, Only Earns A Birdie

    Timothy Burke
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    For only the second time in PGA tour history, a golfer has hit a tee shot into the hole on a par 4. Unfortunately for Aaron Baddeley, the shot came after he took an unplayable lie from his first attempt and ended up with just a birdie on the TPC San Antonio 17th hole.Read more...
  • 1-on-1 with Justin Verlander

    MSN Video: What's Hot > Most Watched > Sports
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Justin Verlander on his mindset going into the season, what makes Detroit a good ball club and how he will get back to being classic Verlander.
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  • LHP Aiken, 2014's top pick, gets Tommy John news services
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Pitching prospect Brady Aiken, the first overall pick in last year's draft who failed to reach an agreement with the Houston Astros, underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
  • 49ers waive offensive lineman Jonathan Martin news services
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    The San Francisco 49ers released offensive lineman Jonathan Martin on Thursday, the team announced.
  • Final gift: UNC's Smith leaves $200 to players

    Darren Rovell
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Former UNC coach Dean Smith, who died last month, directed his trust in his will to give $200 to every lettermen who played for him during his 36 seasons as head coach at the school.
  • Disputed new Indiana law concerns NCAA news services
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    NCAA president Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.
  • NC State's Barber: All good with Obama now

    Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama.
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    Bleacher Report - Front Page

  • Wisconsin Badgers Execute Excellent Backdoor Play for Slam Dunk

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    In this close of a game, every point counts. Sam Dekker knows this better than anyone, as Wisconsin executes the back door play and Dekker slams it down for two points.  Check out the video above to see the great play.
  • Wisconsin Badgers' Nigel Hayes Connects for Big Time Dunk

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Things are starting to heat up as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Nigel Hayes is getting right into the action as he connects with this dunk. Check out the video above to see the big dunk.
  • Most Dramatic Moments of the Week

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    College basketball has been obviously dominating the sports landscape over the past week from a drama standpoint, so it's no surprise that the majority of this article is composed of March Madness highlights. But the NHL and NBA are getting closer toward the playoffs, and games are heating up as a result. Overall, there's just been a ton of awesome sports action in the past week. Here are the most dramatic moments from the past week in sports.Begin Slideshow
  • Dont'a Hightower Injury: Latest on Patriots LB's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The New England Patriots may have to start their Super Bowl defense without linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Continue for updates. Hightower to Have Surgery Thursday, March 26 Kevin Patra of noted Thursday that Hightower is “expected to be sidelined six to seven months following offseason surgery on his right shoulder.” Hightower is no stranger to the injury report, considering he was on it since Week 14 of last season and missed Weeks 5, 6, 14 and 17. Patra pointed out that “the 25-year-old played through Super Bowl XLIX mostly with one arm.”…
  • France vs. Brazil: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Brazil comfortably beat France 3-1 on Thursday night in what was a disappointing 90 minutes for manager Didier Deschamps' men. The Stade de France spectator were on their feet after 21 minutes when Raphael Varane headed home from Mathieu Valbuena's corner, but that would be the French highlight of the night. Bacary Sagna was caught out on 40 minutes when Roberto Firmino poked the ball past Varane to find Oscar on the left. The Manchester City defender couldn't recover, and the Chelsea midfielder levelled the scores. 2 - France have conceded 3 goals at the Stade de France for the 2nd time,…
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  • Aaron Baddeley Hits Hole-In-One On Par 4, Only Earns A Birdie

    Timothy Burke
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    For only the second time in PGA tour history, a golfer has hit a tee shot into the hole on a par 4. Unfortunately for Aaron Baddeley, the shot came after he took an unplayable lie from his first attempt and ended up with just a birdie on the TPC San Antonio 17th hole.Read more...
  • Deadspin Up All Night: The World Revolves Around You

    Diana Moskovitz
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. I've gotta go, mama, go. Read more...
  • Woman Who Protested Oregon Accessing Rape Victim's Records: I'm Fired 

    Diana Moskovitz
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    A woman who spoke out against the University of Oregon after it accessed the counseling records of a student who said she was raped by several basketball players has been let go, according to an email she sent to colleagues today. In the email, which was first obtained by the Register-Guard, Karen Stokes said her position had been terminated but what happened "will not make this issue go away." Read more...
  • This Amazing Grandma Really Knows How To Sell A House

    Tom Ley
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Selling a home can be hard. It should be very easy for this awesome grandma, though, because she listed her house with some amazing, adorable pictures.Read more...
  • Rejoice! Alonzo Mourning Says "Who Wants To Sex Mutombo?" Happened!

    Tom Ley
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Today is a great day! It's been almost a year since Dikembe Mutombo went on Highly Questionable and shot down one of the greatest urban legends in sports , denying that he ever walked into a club and shouted, "Who wants to sex Mutombo?" Today, those of us who have held on to the hope that Mutombo was lying have been rewarded. Here comes Alonzo Mourning to save the day.Read more...
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    Sports Central | Articles and Columns

  • Outgrowing the Glass Slipper

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Gone are the days when Gonzaga and Wichita State were simply underdog programs. SC's Jean Neuberger states that it's time the Bulldogs and Shockers were given due relevance in college hoops.
  • NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 5

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Brad Keselowski, with fresh tires, raced past Kurt Busch on the last lap to win the Auto Club 400. Kevin Harvick took second, and has now finished first or second in the last eight races. Check out SC's rankings!
  • Chris Borland and the Future of Head Injuries

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Last week, promising San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired after only one season in the NFL, citing concerns about the long-term effects of injuries. SC's Brad Oremland considers Borland's case and the future of head injuries in the NFL.
  • When the Good Are Bad and Ugly

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    As the NCAA uses March Madness to promote its ideal of college amateurism, the recent Syracuse report has SC's Corrie Trouw more sure than ever that the student athlete fairy tale needs rewriting.
  • On Rose's Applying For Reinstatement

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Here we go again, says SC's Jeff Kallman, now that Pete Rose has asked Commissioner Rob Manfred to consider his reinstatement to Major League Baseball.
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    MLB News Index

  • 'That was awesome': Lorenzen shows potential in spring start

    Mark Sheldon
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Reds pitching prospect Michael Lorenzen will say that the decision of whether he makes the big league team out of camp is out of his hands, but his performance on Thursday certainly didn't hurt his chances.
  • Gillaspie confident plantar fasciitis is under control

    Scott Merkin
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Third baseman Conor Gillaspie believes his plantar fasciitis is under control with the help of the White Sox training staff.
  • Richards' progress can dictate shape of rotation

    Alden Gonzalez
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    The competition for the fifth spot in the Angels' rotation could have very little to do with how the candidates perform and everything to do with how Garrett Richards' rehab progresses. The key date here is April 14.
  • Gallardo to open Rangers' season; Detwiler in rotation

    T.R. Sullivan
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Rangers manager Jeff Banister has officially named Yovani Gallardo the starter for the club's season opener at Oakland on April 6 and told Ross Detwiler that he has made the rotation.
  • Nathan has cut on right hand

    Jason Beck
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    The Tigers' closer job is not up for grabs, manager Brad Ausmus said. Nevertheless, the Tigers closer has an issue with his grip. The issue involved Joe Nathan's right hand. "The thumbnail looked like it was cutting into his thumb," Ausmus said.
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    The Sports Curmudgeon®

  • The Prodigal Son Returns…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I purposely budgeted my time yesterday to be in front of the TV at 5:00PM EST to watch Keith Olbermann’s return to the air after his 4-day suspension from ESPN. I was curious to see how he would “handle” the cause for his suspension and – truth be told – there was a part of me that wondered if watching the first day back might be the same as watching a self-immolation. As everyone here knows by now, I am not a fan of Keith Olbermann’s politics and more specifically I am not a fan of his views on Penn State University which caused the suspension, but I do believe that he is an…
  • RIP Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Minnie Minoso died over the weekend. Very recently, Ernie Banks also passed away. It has not been a good couple of weeks for long-term baseball fans in Chicago either on the North Side or the South Side. Rest in Peace Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks. The Tampa Bay Times is now the “exclusive print media sponsor” for the University of South Florida. Here is a link to the press release making that announcement. I have no idea what the scope of this exclusive sponsorship might be, but the paper is still going to be covering USF sports and USF “happenings”. Am I the only one who thinks that…
  • RIP Earl Lloyd…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    Earl Lloyd passed away yesterday at 86 years old. Lloyd was the first Black player in the NBA back in the 50s. I remember seeing him play for the Syracuse Nationals – now the Sixers – back in the early-50s on a small black-and-white television set. Rest in peace, Earl Lloyd… I got an e-mail this morning from #1 son saying: “Saw this headline on today: “Hoyer calls McCarthy a ‘coward’ “I had to think – what the Hell could have happened that Brian Hoyer would call Mike McCarthy a coward in the middle of free agent singing when Hoyer needs a job and the…
  • NFLPA News…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    Sometime in the next couple of weeks, the NFLPA’s Board of Player Representatives will meet with the union’s Executive Committee for the purpose of electing an Executive Director. DeMaurice Smith is the incumbent in that position and has been there for a six-year term. The 32 player reps – one from each team – will elect the new Ex.Dir. and the requirement is that one candidate must get 17 votes. The last time the players elected an Ex.Dir., there were 4 candidates; this time there are 5. It is possible there may need to be multiple ballots. Not surprisingly, DeMaurice Smith is one of…
  • Keith Olbermann Suspended…

    The Sports Curmudgeon
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    It has not been a good month to be a larger-than-life TV personality. Brian Williams misremembered some stuff; Jon Stewart announced his departure from The Daily Show; Bill O’Reilly is in the midst of allegation-exchanging with a host of others; Keith Olbermann is serving a week-long suspension. Obviously, here, I want to focus on Olbermann. Politics aside, I am a big fan of Keith Olbermann and his endeavors in the arena of sports journalism/commentary. I have been a fan of his in that dimension for more than 20 years now. Notwithstanding my fandom, I have documented here the fact that he…
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    The Penalty Flag

  • 49ers: The Curse of Jim Harbaugh?

    Mike Presley
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The San Francisco 49ers were a goal line stand away from winning their sixth Super Bowl back in 2012. Jim Harbaugh took the team to the Super Bowl in only his second season as Head Coach. Now in 2015 the 49ers are looking at rebuilding.  While you can look at the positives of signing Torrey Smith to replace Michael Crabtree, the negatives are just through the roof. It seems as if Jed York was blessed with the gift of Jim Harbaugh, and when he didn’t want it, he fired him. I’m sorry, I meant “mutually parted ways” with Harbaugh. Thus the Curse of Jim Harbaugh was born.
  • NFL Free Agency: Overrated Free Agents of 2015

    Mike Presley
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It seems like it was yesterday the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, yet here we are days away from Free Agency. NFL Free Agency, one of the big reasons why the NFL has so much parity. Even with the cap increase of ten million from last season, teams are struggling to get under the cap by the new league year. Each year players are let go and new players are signed, as teams look to fill a void before the start of the draft. Though, buyer beware as a player may not be who you think your getting. You see it every year where teams over pay to lure free agents, but also they just simply…
  • Why the Bills won their trade with the Eagles

    Jordan Hall
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    The Philadelphia Eagles traded All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso. Without a doubt a trade that came out of nowhere. Rex Ryan is certainly trying to make a splash in his first offseason as Bills head coach and without a first-round draft pick in this year’s draft, Ryan is doing whatever he can to elevate his offense. In his five season as a running back C.J Spiller has only rushed for over a thousand yards once and has never started a full season. He has shown signs of being an All-Pro but last season he only played in a total of nine games due to…
  • Sometimes Greatness Beats Whatever You Throw…Or Run At It

    Bob Moffitt
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    For all of the hand-wringing over the final offensive play for the Seattle Seahawks this season –a one yard Russell Wilson interception in the end zone that sealed the Patriots 28-24 victory in the Super Bowl- I have to say… I don’t have a problem with the call.  Sometimes, no matter what you do, you’re just going to get beat. Was I surprised running back Marshawn Lynch didn’t get the ball? Yes. Was everyone else on the field? Yessss. Element of surprise tremendously effective? Yesssssssssss. Did it work? Um. Not so much. To review: time was running out. The Seahawks’ Jerome…
  • The Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning debate may finally come to an end

    Jordan Hall
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    The Seattle Seahawks are once again going to play in the Super Bowl this Sunday and they will once again be playing a team with a legendary quarterback from this generation in Tom Brady and his New England Patriots. Last Super Bowl the Seahawks rattled Denver Bronco’s quarterback Peyton Manning on their way to winning the Lombardi Trophy on a 43-8 route. Since the start of the 21st century the biggest debate has been who is a better quarterback Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. Brady has the rings but Manning has the MVP’s. Peyton dominates in the regular season but chokes in the playoffs.
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    The Big Lead

  • Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers are at the Wisconsin-North Carolina Game

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers, the actress and the quarterback, are in Los Angeles for the Sweet 16 game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Wisconsin Badgers. Rodgers is a big-time Badgers fan, and followed the team’s run to the Final 4 last year, too. So he’s probably not thrilled that North Carolina has a slim 33-31 halftime lead. Related: Olivia Munn Beamed As Aaron Rodgers and Joe Biden Conversed Related: Olivia Munn Says She and Aaron Rodgers Don’t Smush on Gameday Related:  Aaron Rodgers & Olivia Munn Sat Courtside and Shared Many Laughs During Bucks…
  • The Clippers' 3D Court Projection Show Is Ridonkulous

    Ryan Glasspiegel
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The Los Angeles Clippers ran this 3D projection show, put together by a crew of over 12 people from The Famous Group, before their game last Friday against the Wizards, and it’s a sight to behold. My one quibble is that it might be time to put Turn Down for What out to pasture for about 10-15 years until it’s sufficiently ready to make a comeback. [H/T Bleacher Report]
  • Alonzo Mourning Confirmed The "Who Wants To Sex Mutombo" Story

    Ty Duffy
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Dikembo Mutombo told DLHQ the “Who Wants to Sex Mutombo” story never happened. The reaction from former Georgetown Hoyas teammate Alonzo Mourning when confronted by Dan and Bomani says differently. Officially, “no comment…there’s some truth to that” [Video via @WorldofIsaac]
  • Lionel Messi and the Rest of the Argentina National Team Won Free Chick-Fil-A at a Wizards Game

    Mike Cardillo
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    The Argentina National Team is in the Washington D.C. area this week before a weekend friendly with El Salvador. So, Wednesday night the team went to the Wizards-Pacers game. It allowed Lionel Messi a chance to meet with Gheorghe Muresan, aka the greatest moment ever recorded in human history (in the last 12 hours). How could the night get any better for Messi, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Agüero et al, you ask? Free Chick-Fil-A! The Wizards have a promo that if an opponent misses both free throws in the fourth quarter, all fans get a voucher for free fast food. (Whomever came up with this…
  • Mike Pettine, Carl Everett, and the San Diego Chicken: The Top Dinosaur-Related Sports Quotes

    Jason Lisk
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Earlier this week, Mike Pettine provided this quote among the sea of non-events occurring in Arizona at the league’s annual meetings. “Contrary to what people on the outside think, that maybe we’re wandering around aimlessly like baby dinosaurs, we’re actually on the phones and researching guys and leaving no stone unturned.” I’m not actually sure what that means, but I appreciate the non-cliché there. Not too many people are breaking off the “we aren’t running around like baby dinosaurs out here” thing, so kudos. Maybe it will catch on.
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  • Patriots | Dont'a Hightower to miss several months

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) will miss six to seven months after undergoing surgery on a torn right labrum. Footballguys View: Hightower's availability for the beginning of the regular season could now be in jeopardy. We could see the Patriots decide to put him on the PUP list to begin the season. If that happens, Hightower would be forced to miss the first six weeks of the regular season. After that time, the Patriots would have three weeks to decide whether or not to activate Hightower or put him on season-ending Injured Reserve.
  • Rams | Brian Quick progressing

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick (shoulder) is making progress in recovering from a torn rotator cuff and separated shoulder he suffered last October. Head coach Jeff Fisher has described Quick's injuries as significant and has not disclosed any timetable in regards to Quick's return. Fisher did say that Quick is coming along after a difficult time during the early stages of rehabilitation. Footballguys View: Quick was such a disappointment for most of his career, but last season he started to flash his potential. Over the first five games of 2014, Quick had 21 catches and three receiving…
  • Lions | Matthew Stafford to throw less?

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford won't be throwing more than he did last season, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell said if the Lions are throwing a lot, it could very well mean they'll be playing catch up, something he wants to avoid. Footballguys View: We'll see if the Lions can have a more effective ground game this year--in addition to playing better defense so they don't fall behind. They have met with Georgia RB Todd Gurley, and he's an option for them in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Gurley reminds us of Marshawn Lynch, and he should be a star in the NFL. He would…
  • Bears | Jay Cutler to face open competition

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will head into the offseason as the team's No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart, but head coach John Fox said there will be an 'open competition' at the quarterback spot between Cutler and QB Jimmy Clausen during training camp and offseason workouts. The current coaching staff and general manager Ryan Pace have nothing vested in Cutler, and they've made it clear that money isn't the sole driver of their decisions. Footballguys View: This is it for Cutler. If Fox and OC Adam Gase can't get him to play better, then the Bears are likely to move on next year. We're not…
  • Jets | Marcus Mariota in the mix for Jets?

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota would be hard for the New York Jets to pass on if he were still available at the sixth overall pick, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Footballguys View: We'll see if Mariota even makes it that far down the draft board. The Titans have interest with the second-overall pick, and there are a few teams behind the Jets that would like to trade up to get the Oregon passer.
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  • Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Toaster Oven Region, Round 2!

    DJ Gallo
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Vote! [Take me back to the article for more research.] 1) Phillips head screwdriver – vs – 8) cheat codes 12) rage – vs – 4) make-up sex 11) finding 20 bucks in your pants pocket – vs – 3) Bill Nye “The Science Guy” 7) topical references – vs – 15) tiny houses Take me back to the article! The post Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Toaster Oven Region, Round 2! appeared first on SportsPickle.
  • Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Ralph Macchio Region, Round 1

    DJ Gallo
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:43 pm
    VOTE! [or go back to the article for more research] 16) non sequiturs – vs – 1) antibiotics 9) poor people – vs – 8) air travel 5) all the Eskimo words for snow – vs – 12) One Direction’s Liam Payne 4) the letter “J” – vs – 13) nuclear bombs 6) the smell of your scalp in an old hat – vs – 11) President Jimmy Carter 3) retiring – vs – 14) Chili’s To Go 7) the human soul – vs – 10) lanyards 15) your first time – vs – 2) Lil Jon’s “Get Low” Take me back to the…
  • Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Dusk Region, Round 1

    DJ Gallo
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    VOTE! [ go back to the article for more research ] 16) walking a lizard on a leash – vs – 1) elbows 9) scrapple – vs – 8) Steve Stricker 5) salmon – vs – 12) women named “Carol” 4) Third Amendment – vs – 13) cable TV airings of “The Shawshank Redemption” 6) just chillin’ – vs – 11) fat Germans 3) Mike’s Hard Lemonade – vs – 14) graphic novels 7) Missy Elliott – vs – 10) bed and breakfasts 15) La Niña – vs – 2) freedom Take me back to the article! The post…
  • Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Ennui Region Voting, Round 1

    DJ Gallo
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    VOTE! (or go back to the article for more research) 16) turkey bacon – vs – 1) slip ‘n’ slides 9) side boob – vs – 8) veterans 5) Jews for Jesus – vs – 12) cover bands 4) kale – vs – 13) Steve Harvey 6) the U.S. space program – vs – 11) stuffed animals 3) podcasts – vs – 14) punching someone in the face 7) Starz Network – vs – 10) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper 15) hand jobs – vs – 2) diplomacy Take me back to the article! The post Bracket of Completely Random Things That…
  • Bracket of Completely Random Things That Aren’t Related in Any Way: Toaster Oven Region Voting, Round 1

    DJ Gallo
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    VOTE! (or go back to the article for further research) 16) Dolley Madison – vs – 1) Phillips head screwdriver 9) flatulence – vs – 8) cheat codes 5) Dame Judi Dench – vs – 12) rage 4) make-up sex – vs – 13) the combustion engine 6) avocados – vs- 11) finding 20 bucks in your pants pocket 3) Bill Nye “The Science Guy” – vs – 14) ear wax 7) topical references – vs – 10) Malaysia 15) tiny houses – vs – 2) Connie Britton Take me back to the article! The post Bracket of Completely Random Things…
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    Spencer Hall
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    THE PRICE IS FINALLY RIGHT. IT'S TIME TO SPONSOR A BOWL GAME. The Independence Bowl remains the greatest of our December 27th bowls, and yet somehow does not have a sponsor on this, March 26th of 2015.  This is a minor travesty because the Independence Bowl has brought us the joy of playing football in a Louisiana snowstorm, Nick Saban's greatest bowl victory ever, and the legendary revelation of the Inside Trout, Shreveport's deadliest native fish. It's brought us greatness, and deserves it in return. A clarification: we're not saying the Independence Bowl deserves money,…

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    THE UNLICENSED WORKOUT PLAN RUN OUT OF AN OLD WAREHOUSE YOU KNOW, SORTA LIKE TEXAS TECH FOOTBALL The snow's finally thawing, winter coats and sweaters are getting put away, and if you're like me, you're getting the first hard, honest look you've had at your shitty, atrophied garbage heap of a body since mid-September. Sobering, ain't it? Time was, if you wanted to get in shape, you'd join the fanciest, cleanest gym with the newest machines and brightest TV screens. You fool. The hot trend these days is to find yourself a questionably-medically-advisable, semi-cultish workout group…

    Spencer Hall
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    IT HAPPENS AND YOU CAN LEARN FROM IT Sometimes, a team needs a maypole, a rallying point, a symbol of both their current situation and the attitude necessary to get out of that situation. Sometimes, more than anything else, a team needs an exemplar, a totem, a person who represents the right words, actions, and gestures for that crucial moment in their history. A Joan of Arc for the battle; a Liberté leading the people over the barricade; an Ernest leading you to camp. In an era where Florida football has put on white pants and soiled itself, running back Adam Lane continues to step up…

    Ryan Nanni
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    FWD: FWD: FWD: OUR TOP SECRET PLAN TO GET SUED The first email in history was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1971. Tomlinson was also the first recipient, and he recalls the contents of that message being random strings of characters or something equally forgettable. Ray Tomlinson and his colleagues probably thought they were creating a cheap and accessible way for people all over the world to communicate with one another. What they actually did was open up a never-ending vein of gold for lawyers. Email is so valuable to attorneys because it takes one of mankind's most permanent traits - the…

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    WE'RE HERE TO SAVE THE COLLEGE GAME With the NCAA men's basketball tournament swinging into gear this past weekend, there's been a great deal of talk about the state of the college game, specifically the deleterious effects of the "one-and-done" system. Some say that players should be allowed to go directly to the NBA, arguing that the current age limit is an artificial barrier to competition, reducing risk to the owners at the cost of players' financial security (these people are correct). Others say that the age limit should be raised, preventing teams like Kentucky from loading up on…
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    Dugout Central

  • Seventh Annual Dugout Central Challenge

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Who are the best teams? Who are the worst teams? And just how good or bad are they? The Dugout Central family is again challenged to predict the number of wins in the regular season for each of the thirty major league baseball teams in the Seventh Annual Dugout Central Challenge. It requires an in-depth knowledge of all thirty teams to accurately predict the number of wins for every team – a lot more than for picking division winners and a wild card team for each league. Relative strengths within the division, within the league and between leagues also come into play. Strength of schedule…
  • Down Memory Lane with the BA Directory

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    One of the best days of the early season took place last Thursday, my 2014 Baseball America Directory arrived in the mail. It’s a handy tool work-wise, but I love looking through each teams’ organizational charts to find names of guys I either knew or crossed paths with, or just liked as player’s. Every year is different, and while the list changes ever year it’s also getting shorter too, which is kind of sad. Just means I’m getting old, too. A few to chew on; Doug Bochtler, Dbacks, pitching coach for Low A team in South Bend. From the AFL in ‘94, fun guy.
  • Sixth Annual Dugout Central Challenge – MLB Win Predictions

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Before the season began, Dugout Central staff and readers were challenged to predict win totals for all thirty MLB teams. A total of five entries were received. For details about the contest rules, see the original article. Here are the predictions, by division, in alphabetical order. The Over/Under win totals from the Las Vegas Hilton are also shown, as well as predictions from Baseball Prospectus. The 2013 and 2013 Pythagorean are the wins and Pythagorean wins, respectively, from last year. NL East Atl Mia NYM Phi Was Chuck Johnson 91 65 73 72 94 Jim Mahoney 88 65 78 73 94 Cameron Nelson 95…
  • Spring Training, 2014

    28 Mar 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Well, that was fast. Thirteen games in just under four weeks goes quickly, especially with seven games in the first nine days. If there’s a silver lining from not going to the ball park anymore its the surest sign the season is about to start. The Brewers started this spring season with two straight road games, with the home opener against the Dodgers on March first. I missed this game due to my wife’s birthday, so my first game back in the booth was on Monday, March 3rd against the Cardinals. Now, in case you haven’t heard, the Brewers adopted this stray mutt that wandered…
  • Sixth Annual Dugout Central Challenge

    17 Mar 2014 | 8:28 am
    Who are the best teams? Who are the worst teams? And just how good or bad are they? Members of the Dugout Central staff and readers are again challenged to predict the number of wins in the regular season for each of the thirty major league baseball teams in the Sixth Annual Dugout Central Challenge. It requires an in-depth knowledge of all thirty teams to accurately predict the number of wins for every team – a lot more than for picking division winners and a wild card team for each league. Relative strengths within the division, within the league and between leagues also come into play.
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  • Watch David Tennant, John Barrowman And Catherine Tate Sing ‘The Ballad Of Russell And Julie’ To ‘Doctor Who’ Producers

    Courtney Enlow
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    In 2011 as part of the wrap party celebrating the end of Russell T. Davies’s era as showrunner, John Barrowman, David Tennant and Catherine Tate created “The Ballad of Russell and Julie” celebrating Davies and executive producer Julie Gardner. The two together were basically responsible for bring Doctor Who back to television in 2005, exactly 10 years ago today. So, to celebrate what they gave us (and forgive them for “Journey’s End” — nope, wait, not there yet) we present this oldie but goodie. It’s especially a good watch if you want to hear…
  • Gwyneth Paltrow And Goop Are Leading The Fight Against Narcissistic Parents

    Courtney Enlow
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Getty Image Gwyneth Paltrow is many things. Actress. Singer. Lifestyle expert. “Common woman.” But she’s also a parent. And she’s presumably perfect at that, too. So, to perfect the rest of us, she’s enlisted Dr. Robin Berman, a psychiatrist who works with kids, but she can’t work with kids without fixing their parents. And if someone needs fixing, Ole Goopy can hear that from a thousand miles away. She straps on her $3,000 hand-sewn satchel, grabs her artisanally carved walking stick and begins the journey to find the person who can do the fixing, via her…
  • The A$AP Rocky Movie ‘Dope’ Now Has An Official Trailer And More Importantly, Zoe Kratiz

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:25 pm
    It’s being billed as a movie “starring” A$AP Rocky, but I’m struggling to come up with a reason why people were neglecting to mention that Zoe Kravitz is in Dope. Either way, the critically-acclaimed film that had the Sundance Film Festival buzzing in January now has an official trailer. Blink and you’ll miss Rocky, but you may see Tyga, who hasn’t been mentioned much but is in the movie, too. But there’s Zoe in all her glory. So it’s a win in the end. (via Miss Info)
  • Stars And Writers Of ‘NewsRadio’ Look Back On The Show That Refused To Play By The Rules

    Ashley Burns
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Getty Image The story of NewsRadio’s five-season run on NBC is so full of intrigue and drama that it could be its own series. Twenty years ago this week, the employees of the fictional AM news station WNYX found their way into our living rooms, and the show was unlike anything that NBC had aired to that point. Showrunner Paul Simms, just 29 years old at the time, had basically created the anti-sitcom, as he had no intentions using the standard formulas because NewsRadio was going to be the show that did things its own way. At the same time, NBC had given its sophomore series Friends a…
  • This Homeowner Has To Sell His House Because Comcast Is The Worst

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Miramax / Comcast A new homeowner is being forced to put his dream house back on the market after Comcast promised they could provide internet service to the property and then refused to provide it. Seth, who at this time is only going by his first name on his blog and the Consumerist’s report, is a computer engineer who works from home. Having internet access is absolutely necessary for his work, so when he was deciding to purchase his first house in Kitsap County, Washington, he contacted Comcast. They confirmed that they could provide Comcast service to his address. He asked for…
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    Kissing Suzy Kolber

  • Canada, Shmanada: Why the NFL Needs to Give Up On Toronto

    Trevor Risk
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm Today, the commissioner of the NFL said what every commissioner has said since I decided Christian Okoye was the best thing to happen to me since my parents got toddler Trevor a cat, “Toronto is an important market” for the NFL. Via “We continue our international development, we spend a great deal of time talking about our global opportunities here at this meeting; Toronto is an important market, but all of Canada is, and Mexico and the globe. So we’re aggressively marketing ourselves on a global basis.” The NFL has been backburnering Canada (and…
  • We’re Here For You, Eric Dickerson

    Christmas Ape
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Been crying all day, I don't know what this world is coming too. I can't believe @zaynmalik is leaving @onedirection #heartbroken — Eric Dickerson (@EricDickerson) March 26, 2015 Everyone is feeling a bit overwhelmed right now, but know you are not alone. If it’s any consolation, you still have that single-season rushing record. It’s not a completely intact One Direction, but it’s something.
  • KLEARINGHOUSE: Randy Gregory Is This Draft’s Victim of The Demon Weed

    Christmas Ape
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Getty Image Just about every year, there’s a highly touted prospect who tests positive for marijuana in the month or so before the draft, causing sports media to lose their minds speculating on how far he will plummet on draft day. This year, it’s former Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory, considered by many to be a likely top-10 pick. That leaves us to ponder the more ridiculous upshot: that NFL front offices are concerned with a substance that is not only legal in part of the country and can be a useful palliative for players or that a positive test for weed should damage a…
  • KSK EXCLUSIVE: Transcript of Bill Belichick’s Profanity-Laden Tirade Against The NFL

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    Getty Image Recently, NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Bill Belichick, unhappy that the NFL would not be considering his rule change proposals, went on a profanity-laden tirade against the NFL. Though sources have come forward questioning Schefter’s sources recently, the investigative team here at Kissing Suzy Kolber has uncovered a full transcript of Belichick’s comments at the owner’s meeting. ROGER GOODELL: Thank you for those comments on the benefits of prescription drug abuse, Mr. Irsay. The NFL will be certain to take them under consideration. Is there anything…
  • KILL KILL KILL: Your Aunt’s Handbag Challenge

    Christmas Ape
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Leopard vs. python! Who will survive and who will be made into material for your 50-year-old aunt’s handbag!? I’d like to have some words with the person who posted this clip on YouTube, however. Not only is there an annoying and unnecessary generic rock soundtrack for this animal death match, but it cuts out a minute before the clip is over. If you’re going to soundtrack your vicious nature video, at least pick a song that lasts the full duration of the slaughter. Let’s have standards, people.
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  • Friday's gossip column

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Arsene Wenger wants Man Utd defender, Liverpool hopes of landing Bosnia ace improve, a Ronaldo return? Plus more.
  • Rooney wary of building up Kane

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Captain Wayne Rooney warns against putting too much pressure on striker Harry Kane ahead of what could be his England debut.
  • Bahrain 0-6 Colombia

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao scores twice as Colombia thrash Bahrain in an international friendly.
  • England v Lithuania

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's European Championship Qualifying game between England and Lithuania.
  • Real fans fined for Bale car attack

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Three Real Madrid fans are fined for attacking players' cars, including that of world-record signing Gareth Bale.
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  • Wisconsin Badgers Execute Excellent Backdoor Play for Slam Dunk

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    In this close of a game, every point counts. Sam Dekker knows this better than anyone, as Wisconsin executes the back door play and Dekker slams it down for two points.  Check out the video above to see the great play.
  • Wisconsin Badgers' Nigel Hayes Connects for Big Time Dunk

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Things are starting to heat up as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Nigel Hayes is getting right into the action as he connects with this dunk. Check out the video above to see the big dunk.
  • Most Dramatic Moments of the Week

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    College basketball has been obviously dominating the sports landscape over the past week from a drama standpoint, so it's no surprise that the majority of this article is composed of March Madness highlights. But the NHL and NBA are getting closer toward the playoffs, and games are heating up as a result. Overall, there's just been a ton of awesome sports action in the past week. Here are the most dramatic moments from the past week in sports.Begin Slideshow
  • Dont'a Hightower Injury: Latest on Patriots LB's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    The New England Patriots may have to start their Super Bowl defense without linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Continue for updates. Hightower to Have Surgery Thursday, March 26 Kevin Patra of noted Thursday that Hightower is “expected to be sidelined six to seven months following offseason surgery on his right shoulder.” Hightower is no stranger to the injury report, considering he was on it since Week 14 of last season and missed Weeks 5, 6, 14 and 17. Patra pointed out that “the 25-year-old played through Super Bowl XLIX mostly with one arm.”…
  • France vs. Brazil: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Brazil comfortably beat France 3-1 on Thursday night in what was a disappointing 90 minutes for manager Didier Deschamps' men. The Stade de France spectator were on their feet after 21 minutes when Raphael Varane headed home from Mathieu Valbuena's corner, but that would be the French highlight of the night. Bacary Sagna was caught out on 40 minutes when Roberto Firmino poked the ball past Varane to find Oscar on the left. The Manchester City defender couldn't recover, and the Chelsea midfielder levelled the scores. 2 - France have conceded 3 goals at the Stade de France for the 2nd time,…
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  • Joe Gibbs' son being treated for 'brain function' issues (The Associated Press)

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs is undergoing treatment for ''symptoms impacting areas of brain function,'' which likely stem from a head injury suffered earlier in life. JGR did not reveal a specific diagnosis in a statement Wednesday, but said Gibbs is undergoing treatment to manage symptoms that began with ''speech and processing issues.'' The 46-year-old is the oldest son of team owner Joe Gibbs, the Pro Football Hall of Fame who won three Super Bowls with Washington. ''All members of the NASCAR and France family extend our thoughts and prayers to J.D. Gibbs and his loved ones,''…
  • NASCAR issues penalties to No. 33 Cup team, Xfinity team (The Associated Press)

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR has fined and suspended the crew chief of a Richard Childress Racing-affiliated team.
  • Martinsville to erect tire barriers for NASCAR race (The Associated Press)

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Martinsville Speedway will erect additional tire barriers in time for this weekend's NASCAR races.
  • COLUMN: NASCAR fans are buzzing over debris cautions (The Associated Press)

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    There's no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race. A race that at first should have been won by Matt Kenseth was derailed by a late debris caution. Then Kurt Busch was twice denied a trip to victory lane by yellow flags. So a day after Brad Keselowski's come-from-nowhere Sunday victory in California, NASCAR was again under attack for questionable officiating that altered the end of the race.
  • Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana (The Associated Press)

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place - until the yellow flags started flying. A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth. When a second flag went up, he took four new tires while Harvick and Busch got only two. Keselowski roared past Busch on the final lap and held off the streaking Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish.
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    MLB Trade Rumors

  • Brady Aiken Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    Mark Polishuk
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:17 pm
    In a self-penned piece for The Players’ Tribune, left-hander Brady Aiken revealed that he underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday.  While pitching at IMG Academy last week, Aiken said that “something felt a little wrong” and examination revealed that he had a torn ulnar collateral ligament. The Astros took Aiken with the first overall pick of the 2014 draft but failed to reach an agreement with the then-17-year-old.  Negotiations fell through due to Houston’s concerns over Aiken’s unusually small UCL, and the club wanted to reduce Aiken’s proposed bonus…
  • Minor Moves: Harris, Lohman, Boggs

    Jeff Todd
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Here are the day’s minor transactions, updated as we go: The Rays have released outfielder James Harris, MLBTR has learned. Harris was a supplemental first-round pick in the 2011 draft, taken 60th overall by Tampa and signed for a (then under-slot) bonus of $490K. Drafted as something of a toolsy project out of high school, Harris never got comfortable at the plate during his four pro seasons, hitting only .215/.291/.305 over 898 minor league plate appearances. The 21-year-old topped out at the A-ball level in the Rays’ system last year. The Phillies announced that they have…
  • Mets Monitoring Dodgers, Rockies In Search For Lefty Relief

    Steve Adams
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    4:46pm: The Mets are also intrigued by Rockies left-hander Rex Brothers, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. A team official told Rubin at the Winter Meetings that Brothers was of interest to the Amazins, and that interest is apparently still alive. The 27-year-old Brothers will earn $1.4MM this year after a down season in 2014. Last year, he struggled to a 5.59 ERA as his control spiked and he posted a career-worst 6.2 BB/9 rate. Brothers was excellent, however, from 2011-13, especially when considering his home park. In that time, he notched a 2.82 ERA with 11.2 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9 out of…
  • Aaron Harang On Signing With Phillies

    Zach Links
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Last season, Aaron Harang was a pleasant surprise for the Braves.  Signed to a cheap one-year pact, the veteran hurler pitched to a 3.57 ERA with 7.1 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, and a 39.4 percent ground-ball rate in 204 1/3 innings, a major step up from his 2013 campaign where he went from team to team and finished with a combined 5.40 ERA.  Some, including yours truly, felt that his bounce back season would put him in line for a two-year deal.  Instead, Harang wound up signing a one-year deal with the Phillies worth $5MM.  It’s conceivable that something more lucrative could have…
  • Sean Burnett To Throw For Teams In May Or June

    Steve Adams
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Free agent left-hander Sean Burnett is making progress toward a return this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career on June 5 last season, agent Jim Munsey tells MLBTR. “I actually feel great and have begun throwing off a mound,” said Burnett, via Munsey. “This isn’t my first rodeo so I’ve got a pretty good idea about my progress.” Multiple teams have reached out to Munsey to check in on Burnett, and the agent says his client is currently on track to help a club sometime around the All-Star break or trade deadline in…
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  • Jerry Jones believes Darren McFadden can be a difference maker

    Mike Florio
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The Cowboys let running back DeMarco Murray, a third-round pick in 2011, walk away via free agency.  They replaced him with running back Darren McFadden, the fourth overall selection in 2008.  Murray led the NFL in rushing last season, with a franchise-record 1,845 yards.  McFadden, in contrast, sputtered to a mere 534 yards in 2014.…
  • Buccaneers LB Danny Lansanah signs ERFA tender

    Mike Wilkening
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:12 pm
    The Buccaneers’ second-leading tackler in 2014 has signed his contract offer from the club. Linebacker Danny Lansanah, an exclusive-rights free agent, has officially signed his one-year tender from Tampa Bay. The transaction was listed in the NFL’s Thursday personnel notice. The 29-year-old Lansanah comes off the best season of his career. The fourth-year pro from…
  • Reports: Vikings reach deal with Terence Newman, who’s likely to sign Friday

    Mike Wilkening
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    The Vikings will reportedly soon finalize a contract with a cornerback whom head coach Mike Zimmer knows well. According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV in St. Paul, Minnesota is likely to sign Bengals corner Terence Newman on Friday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Newman has agreed to a deal worth $2.5 million ($750,000 guaranteed).…
  • ProFootballTalk: What does failed drug test mean for Randy Gregory?
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    In the aftermath of defensive end Randy Gregory admitting to a failed drug test due to marijuana, Mike Florio explains how Gregory will now likely be subject to constant drug tests from the league.  
  • ProFootballTalk: NFL continues to review Greg Hardy’s case
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Mike Florio responds to Roger Goodell’s statement regarding the ongoing Greg Hardy investigation, wondering if the NFL will use the old or recently-updated conduct policy while reviewing Hardy’s case.  
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    Cricket news from ESPN

  • Smith ton sets up trans-Tasman finale

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Steven Smith tormented India with a century in every Test of the summer, and like the ghost of series past, returned to haunt them with another hundred in this World Cup semi-final
  • Vast MCG will hold no fear for New Zealand

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    After a flawless run at home, New Zealand have travelled to Melbourne for the World Cup final. This last challenge - against co-hosts Australia - will be their greatest
  • Vettori's potential 'fairytale finish'

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Daniel Vettori has not made any official announcements on his future, but a career in coaching in the IPL, where he has already started with Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the Big Bash looms
  • Saker out, Gibson back for West Indies tour

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Ottis Gibson has been appointed as England's fast bowling coach for the forthcoming West Indies tour with the chance to push his credentials for the job fulltime ahead of the Ashes series against Australia this summer
  • Suman 93 powers Hyderabad win

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    A round-up of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy matches played on March 26, 2015
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    Hail Mary Jane

  • 4:20 Flick: Real Nancy Botwin

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
  • Thought Thursday: Name Your Strain

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Thought Thursday is back and better than ever. For those of you who are new, let me put you up to speed. Our Thought Thursdays are a column where we discuss a specific topic and let all of the members of the HMJ team chime in. We love it if you share your thoughts on the topics in the comments as well. Todays topic is name your strain. If you had your own strain what would you call it, how would you describe it and what would it's effects be?   Lenny My strain would be called New G. It describes me. It would be an upper that stimulates thought and ambition. It would accomplish the goal…
  • Infographic: Enemies of Legalization

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our friends over at Whaxy made an awesome infographic that they sent us a while ago. This brilliant infographic will let you know a bunch of the people who you would not want to have a smoke session with.
  • CNN Presents “High Profits”

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Here's another cannabis story in these days of re-legalization.  "High Profits" will premier on CNN on April 19.  Enjoy.   High Profits follows Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire: two business-minded, relentless visionaries with a plan unlike any other – to franchise marijuana. The eight-part hour-long series produced by Bat Bridge Entertainment, will grant viewers exclusive access to the couple poised to be the first ever “moguls of marijuana.”
  • Oregon Building Cannabis Infrastructure

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:20 am
    Here's what's being discussed at the next OLCC meeting in Oregon.    Invited testimony Producer (Growers) Panel Pioneer Pete, Sun-Growers Guild Jesse Peters, Eco Firma Farms Aviv Hadar, OreGrown Brent Kenyon, Southern Oregon Alternative Medicine *** Processors Panel Anthony Taylor, Compassionate Oregon Jeremy Plumb, FarmaPDX Cameron Yee, LunchBox Alchemy *** Lab Panel Mowgli Holmes, Phylos Bioscience Jeremy Sackett, Cascadia Labs Stephanie Ringsage, OHA, Public Health Division Michael Lausmann, Oregon Analytical Services The next meeting is tomorrow, Friday, March 27, 9:00 a.m. at 9079…
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  • 2015 Fantasy Baseball NL-Only Second Base Rankings

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Here’s the 2015 Lester’s Legends NL-Only Second Base Rankings. 1. Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals Anthony Rendon hit .287 with 111 runs, 21 home runs, 83 RBI and 17 stolen bases. His main position is third base, but he played 28 games last year at second base to give Rendon positional eligibility and additional flexibility. 2. Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins Dee Gordon played a full season for the first time in his career and responded by hitting .289 with 92 runs, two home runs, 34 RBI and a league-high 64 stolen bases. He goes to Miami where he’ll look to repeat as the stolen base…
  • 2015 Fantasy Baseball AL-Only Second Base Rankings

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Here’s the 2015 Lester’s Legends AL-Only Second Base Rankings. 1. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano hit .314 with 77 runs, 14 home runs, 82 RBI and 10 stolen bases in his first year with the Seattle Mariners. His power took a hit, but he is a .310 lifetime hitter that has averaged 87.6 runs, 21.8 home runs and 90.4 RBI. 2. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros Jose Altuve hit .341 with 85 runs, seven home runs, 59 RBI and 56 stolen bases. He has averaged 41.3 stolen bases over the past three years. Altuve is a great option for your batting average, runs and stolen bases categories. 3.
  • The biggest US fantasy sports winnings of all time

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    The biggest US fantasy sports winnings of all time   Fantasy sports began around 1980 inside a New York restaurant, where a group of people created the Rotisserie League Baseball. In the game, participants drafted real players from the major league and followed them throughout the season, earning points based on the performance of those players on the field.   With the advent of the internet, fantasy sports became a nationwide sensation. Although fantasy football has more participants than fantasy baseball these days, both fantasy versions of these sports offer a life-changing cash…
  • Using MLB Betting Futures to Make Your Early Fantasy Picks Update

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Whether you are a seasoned fantasy player or just a first timer, you can find it helpful to look at the odds on a given team coming into the season. Since a team’s odds offer a rough estimate of how good or bad they will perform in the coming season, you can get an idea of what the fantasy outlook is for any given team’s players. Let’s use the Houston Astros as an example.   At this same time last year, the Astros had astronomical odds of +8,000 to win the AL West. But after a relatively “successful” season in which they finished with a 70-92 record—the first non-100 loss…
  • 2015 NCAA Tournament – Bracket Names

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Designed by Jase Patrizio, – art design & production It’s that time of year. Show your college hoops knowledge (or at least fake it) and creativity with any of these bracket names. Feel free to add your own. Bros before Haws (BYU’s Tyler Haws) Harvey Danger (Eastern Washington’s Tyler Harvey) – If you don’t guard him, you’re in danger. King of Jahlil (Duke’s Jahlil Okafor) Nazstradamus (Iowa State’s Naz Long) Rico Suave (Baylor’s Rico Gathers) 6 to 40 – Kentucky’s quest to go 40-0. Teenage Mutant Ninja…
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    Bike Snob NYC

  • Spring Has Sprung, And I Think It Sprained Something

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    It's spring, which means the Human-Powered Daddy Shuttle (a.k.a. the "Smugness Flotilla"--or, according to the company that sells it, a "Surly Big Dummy") is running more frequently now:I believe I took delivery of this bicycle sometime around March or April of 2010, which makes the bike five (5) years old this spring.  This is well beyond what most of the cycling media considers an appropriate period for a "long-term review."  In fact, I don't even think the cycling media considers it acceptable to own a bicycle for five years.  For the rest of us, however, five years means a…
  • Your Wednesday Public Service Announcement: Please Stop With The Bluetooth Locks Already!

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    For some reason, would-be entrepreneurs continue to fundraise for keyless Bluetooth socially-networked bicycle locks, even though they're totally stupid.  If nothing else, at least these locks were at least marginally robust--until now.  Meet Kadalock, the world's most easily-defeated Bluetooth bicycle lock: Are you freaking kidding me?Not only is the cable itself gossamer thin, but the lock itself is attached to the goddamn water bottle cage!  Really, the only thing that makes this even slightly more effective than waiting for a spider to spin a web between your bike and the…
  • Waiting For Your Ship To Come In

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    If you're only a casual following of pro cycling, you might be forgiven for thinking the sport is cleaning up its act, especially when you read that Bjarne "Mr. 60%" Riis has been suspended:However, as it turns out, the suspension has nothing to do with his long history of doping.  Rather, it's most likely because his boss feels he's not doping his riders enough:Cyclingnews understands that Bjarne Riis has been suspended from Tinkoff-Saxo for the poor performance of the team. The absence of Riis at Milan-San Remo, where the team previously announced he would act as directeur sportif, has…
  • The Visually Impaired Leading the Visually Impaired

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    It's becoming increasingly clear to me that the worst thing ever to happen to cycling is the Internet.  Strava, this blog, seems like every day some new and insidious form of digital douchery comes tearing down the Information Superhighway in order to sideswipe us.  Consider this video:In which some guy on a folding bike endeavors to tell us all how to ride a bike in New York City: Lessons For the Novice New Yorker: Biking from Ethan H. Minsker on Vimeo.The film opens with someone who failed out of Tuvan throat singing school drumming on his thigh and intoning the word…
  • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Start Slowing

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    First of all, the bad news is there will be no post tomorrow, Friday, March 18th, 2015.  This is because of reasons.  Rest assured that I will return on Monday with regular updates.  The good news though is that I'm giving you the day off too, so feel free to inform your employer, teacher, rector, commanding officer, or other that I said so and enjoy your three-day weekend.And hey, give yourself a nice raise while you're at it.Secondly, remember Steve Spell II?  He's the intrepid cyclist who attained Walmart Bike "Woo-Hoo-Hoo-Hoo!" speed--which, thanks to his bravery…
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    Horse racing | The Guardian

  • Horse racing tips: Friday 27 March

    Chris Cook
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    The Michael Appleby-trained Apollo Eleven at Wolverhampton rates the best bet of the day5.45 Takafol 6.15 Dream Ally 6.45 Van Wilder 7.15 Apollo Eleven (nap) 7.45 Woodbridge 8.15 Son’navigator Continue reading...
  • Newmarket change course layout to avoid field splitting in 2,000 Guineas

    Press Association
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    • Stalls for the first two Classics of the season set to be on the stands rail• Switch comes after Night Of Thunder won messy renewal of race in 2014Kieren Fallon wins 2,000 Guineas on 40-1 outsiderNewmarket has announced changes to the course layout for the Qipco Guineas Festival, with the stalls for the first two Classics of the season set to be on the stands rail rather than the centre of the track.The fixture, which takes place on May 2 and 3, will also see the introduction of a false rail three metres off the permanent stands side rail which will cut in at the three-furlong pole.
  • Godolphin on course for Craven meeting and quick start to Flat season

    Greg Wood in Dubai
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    • Appleby and Suroor will send significant team to Newmarket• Stable’s Maftool is under consideration for the 2,000 GuineasGodolphin lost a Classic contender earlier this week when Charming Thought, the Middle Park Stakes winner, was ruled out of the 2,000 Guineas but the royal blue silks will be highly visible in the early weeks of the new Flat season on turf with Charlie Appleby and Saeed bin Suroor confirming here on Thursday they will send significant teams of horses to the Craven meeting at Newmarket in mid-April.The growing influence of the Qatari al-Thani family on the British…
  • Talking Horses: Thursday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

    Chris Cook and Tony Paley
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    The 2,000 Guineas favourite Gleneagles will be seen at The Curragh on Sunday after trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed the colt will be part of the Ballydoyle string working after racingTony Paley: The 2,000 Guineas favourite Gleneagles will be seen at The Curragh on Sunday after trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed the gambled-on colt will be part of the Ballydoyle string working after racing. Continue reading...
  • Horse racing tips: Thursday 26 March

    Chris Cook
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Owen Na View is napped to get a second win at Newbury inside a week, plus tips for all four Thursday race meetings5.45 Claude Greenwood 6.15 Harlestone Hopes 6.45 India’s Song (nb)7.15 Gung Ho Jack 7.45 Yul Finegold 8.15 Leoncavallo Continue reading...
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    Sports Agent Blog

  • Esquire Network To Air Show On Sports Agents Titled “The Agent”

    Cameron Chung
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Anyone with an interest in the sports agent business has undoubtedly watched Jerry Maguire and, probably, Entourage as well. Outside of Spike TV’s short lived attempt at Super Agent, there has never been a TV series focused on sports agents in the USA. The Esquire Network looks to change that after...
  • Beverly Hills Sports Council Announces New Office And Restructuring

    Cameron Chung
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Baseball agency Beverly Hills Sports Council has announced a new headquarters located in Santa Monica. Partners Rick Thurman and Dan Horwits have also announced that there have been changes to the senior management of the company, which recently celebrated its 30th year representing baseball...
  • 5th Annual Entertainment And Sports Law Association Symposium

    D'Bria Bradshaw
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    What: 5th Annual Entertainment and Sports Law Association Symposium Where: Moot Court Room of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115 When: Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Description Topics to be covered at the 5th annual entertainment and sports...
  • On To The Next One: Erick Aybar

    Cameron Chung
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Midway through a 4 year, $35 million, contract, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar has decided to make a switch in his representation. Aybar has dropped Relativity Baseball and signed with Roc Nation Sports. Juan Perez will serve as Aybar’s agent per Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal. In 2014...
  • Steinberg Sports Agency Academy Returns

    D'Bria Bradshaw
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Steinberg Sports Agency Academy is returning after a successful first run back in October 2014. The purpose of the academy is to teach a new generation of ethical agents how to enhance athlete’s lives and create a better world. During the duration of the academy attendees will learn how to...
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    Handicapping the Races With Eb

  • Free Greyhound Handicapping System – Fast and Furious

    19 Mar 2015 | 6:37 am
    (This is an excerpt from Book 1 of my Greyhound Handicapping Series which is available in paperback or Kindle on Amazon. The complete series – Books 1-6 – has 18 mini systems, 120 articles and links to greyhound handicapping resources. Read … Continue reading → Related posts: Handicapping For Free: Stakes Races Handicapping For Free: Play It Again And Win Handicapping For Free: Free Picks for Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Races
  • Greyhound Handicapping – Schooling Races

    14 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    (This is an excerpt from my Greyhound Handicapping Series which is available in paperback or Kindle on Amazon.) When young greyhounds leave the farm and go to the track where they’re going to run, they don’t just start out in … Continue reading → Related posts: Handicapping “All-around” Dogs How to Handicap Route Races, Book Excerpt Stand Here and Win More at the Greyhound Races
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    The Surfboard

  • Tense Watches | 2015 Collection

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    These days, wearing a watch is the perfect accessory to any outfit. If you really want to stand out amongst your peers though, I would suggest a Tense Watch from Canada. They produce a very unique collection of watches that are constructed from the finest materials around the world and feature a Miyota 2035 watch movement from Japan. Not to mention, they've been crafting watches since 1971, so they have years of experience!Not only are Tense Watches comfortable to wear, but they also go great with near any style of clothing because of their unique wood tones and designs.
  • Fuelling Adventures with Switchblade Surfboards

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
  • Furrow Slimfold | J. Fold Wallets

    21 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Earlier this week I switched over to a new wallet and couldn't be happier. I opted for a very nice black leather wallet from J. Fold Wallets and haven't looked back. The first thing you will notice about the Furrow Slimfold wallet is it's unique texture on the outside which is unlike anything I have ever seen before. Second is that the wallet is made from Italian top grade leather, so you know that durability won't be an issue; something that is important for me considering I use my wallet everyday. Last but not least, the J. Fold Furrow Slimfold wallet has numerous card slots to store credit…
  • Pacific Chase

    14 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
  • What You Missed | January and February

    9 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Can you believe that it's already March? It seems like 2015 just got underway! California has already seen it's first south swell, it's been in the upper 80's the past few days and life is going really good. If you haven't visited for a while (or are new to the site), here are some of the top stories from 2015 thus far. Enjoy!Huntington Beach Snow Storm 2015RNI Film Presets for LightroomSally Fitzgibbons Drops Roxy SponsorshipHaala Denim Kickstarter CampaignHow Your Body Language Affects Your Surfing PerformanceFree Diving | Woods Cove, Laguna BeachClark Little | I am Different
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  • Edmonton Oilers vs. Dallas Stars - 3/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Heading into the off season the Dallas Stars know that they need to find a way to upgrade their defensive group. This is a club that has proven they have the offensive talent to compete in the Western Conference, and Kari Lehtonen still might be a capable goaltender with a legitimate group of defensive behind him. It’s too little, too late for the Stars but their recent play has almost catapulted them back into the playoff race as they’re currently just five points behind the Calgary Flames in the Pacific Division standings. With just eight games remaining that’s a fairly significant…
  • Trail Blazers at Suns - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    The Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns play Friday night at the US Airways Center. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Trail Blazers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 23.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 21.4 points and 6.3 assists. Arron Afflalo is shooting 39.2 percent from the field and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 48.7 percent shooting from the…
  • Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames - 3/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Another night and another missed opportunity for the Calgary Flames. In what set itself up as a home stand where the Flames could really put some distance between themselves and their competition, the results were no where near what the club was looking for. Five consecutive games on home ice with four of them coming against teams that are out of playoff contention should be a recipe for success if you’re a team battling for a playoff spot. After Wednesday night’s loss to the Dallas Stars the Flames found themselves ending it with a record of  2-1-2. While that might not look like the…
  • Jazz at Nuggets - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets square off late Friday night at the Pepsi Center. The Utah Jazz look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Jazz are averaging 94.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 95 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 16.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Trey Burke is averaging 12.8 points and 4.4 assists. Rudy Gobert is grabbing nine rebounds and Trevor Booker is shooting 48.8 percent from the field. The Utah Jazz are still playing some of their best ball of the season and are showing great bright…
  • Mavericks at Spurs - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday night at the AT&T Center. The Dallas Mavericks look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 104.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.3 points and 4.2 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.3 points and six rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 45.9 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks have topped 100 points in six of their last eight games…
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    DailyStoke's Daily Dose

  • JS is so ILL.

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
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  • Surfing Is Everything Part 1: Sumatra

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
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  • Golden Boy Gabe Gets Fined

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    It was a rocky start (especially for Freddy P) to the inaugural world surf league season. The frustration showed, and personally, I loved it. For spectators, it was entertaining as hell even in the knee-high conditions.... Click the link above to get stoked!
  • Bobby Martinez Gets Slotted at Home

    14 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
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  • Gabriel Medina – Grow up

    12 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    So this is not the type of news I like to share… nonetheless, it is news that needs to be shared. I would like to introduce young reigning world champ Gabriel Medina to the term “professionalism.” It... Click the link above to get stoked!
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Just An Hour Per Day Of Play Can Boost Young Brains

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Imagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems.  Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that just an hour of fun, active play not only gets kids in better shape but significantly improves their cognitive functioning.Plenty of previous studies have shown the link between fitness and better academic performance in the classroom but it wasn’t clear if this was a cause and effect relationship or just that smarter kids…
  • Training Your Eyes To Hit That Curveball

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    “Just keep your eye on the ball.”  Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate.  That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see  have not yet cracked 50 mph.  But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball.   Which is exactly why psychology researchers at the University of California - Riverside (UCR) teamed up with the college’s varsity…
  • The Subliminal Power Of Positive Cheering

    3 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Young athletes often hear phrases of encouragement like, “dig a little deeper” or “you have to want it more than they do” or, ideally, “be mentally tough.”  For most kids, these words from a coach, a parent or a teammate go in one ear and out the other.  But, what if there was actually some scientific substance to the words?  Could the smiling, confident face of a coach delivering a pep talk actually have a subliminal effect on performance?  While the conscious brain may dismiss this positive talk, the subconscious mind may actually be putting it to work,…
  • Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

    17 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    As usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grumpy from a lack of energy, new knowledge about the brain details how sleep affects not only their physiological functions but also their ability to learn new skills.The more well-known sleep state known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is the dreammaker that tries to put our day’s activities into the…
  • For Aaron Rodgers, Practice Makes Perfect Motor Skills

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    During a Green Bay Packers win over the Atlanta Falcons earlier this season, Peter King, the NFL's dean of sportswriters, found a new level of respect for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Here's how King described one particular third and two play late in the first quarter:"At the snap, Rodgers’ first look, a long one, was to the left for Nelson. Well covered. Quickly Rodgers turned to the right, to where Cobb was planting his foot in the ground three or four yards upfield and preparing to run a simple in-cut; at the same time, his cover man, cornerback Desmond Trufant, was going to…
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    Sports Networker

  • From Athlete to Entrepreneur: 7 Tips

    BJ Pivonka
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    Starting a business is never an easy task. It takes a lot of intense planning, execution of your strategy and little bit of luck to create the kind of business that you can build your life around. We know that businesses fail at an exceedingly high mark, reported at anywhere from 50-90%. Due to this high failure rate, every aspiring entrepreneur should be seeking out whatever potential advantages they can find. Fortunately, I’ve found a few natural benefits of being a former athlete that can help you carry over your talents into the business world. The number of people we’ve seen…
  • Twitter 101: How Live-Tweet A Sporting Event

    Gina Miller
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    When I look back over some of my very first tweets, I gag. I adopted Twitter in March 2009 during the heat of NBA regular season stretch run. As the Dallas Mavericks pre- and post-game show host for TXA21, part of the Dallas/Fort Worth TV networks, I covered the Mavericks like a wet blanket. I didn’t have a strong understanding of Twitter strengths at the time so I would tweet play-by-play. “Dirk 1-legged turn-around fadeaway.” “Parker drives the lane.” “Mavs up 12”. UGH. Thankfully, I quickly learned that’s not the best practice for sharing knowledge on this powerful…
  • How To Make The Most Of A Sports Massage Course

    Calvin John McPhee
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    Sports massage therapy shows magnificent potential as a lucrative career. It allows people the flexibility to work for a large organization or venture into business with his or her own clinic. It also provides people the chance to travel while working, with jet-setting clients or patients from different countries. All in all, working as a sports massage therapist has multiple rewards. But first you need to be willing to do the work. It all sounds financially appealing and rather glamorous – however, the degree of success you achieve with this career depends greatly on how you do with…
  • Discovering Your Career in Sports Medicine

    Jennifer Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sports medicine is a great career for people who love to work with athletes, improve their performance, help them recover from an injury and prevent future injuries. The career path is ripe with future opportunity as well. This skill set is in demand by everyone from professional athletes to high school and college students to aging adults who still like to be active. The jobs that immediately come to mind when discussing sports medicine are working directly with athletes as a doctor, trainer or therapist. Many professional teams hire a full staff to support the health and well being of their…
  • Mobile App Review – Fandings – Your Favorite Sports Bar in Your Pocket

    Steve Richards
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Everyone has a favorite sports bar or pub, and a great factor that influences our choice is the people you get to interact with there. What would sports bars be without fans to cheer with (or against) your favorite team? You think you could easily win any debate while the game is on. But you can’t always make it to the bar. You have to work late, you have to wake up early tomorrow, you just aren’t up for going out, it may be the middle of the afternoon and, as much as you’d like to leave work, your lunch break is almost over. A quick sports debate might be a refreshing and needed…
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    Eleven Warriors

  • The Hurry Up: Quarterback Carousel Continues to Spin, Big Weekend Visitors List and More

    Jeremy Birmingham
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    COSTELLO PICKS STANFORD, QUARTERBACK CAROUSEL IN FULL EFFECT There's little doubt that the one thing that separates the good from the great on the football field is decision making, and usually from the quarterback. In recruiting, that same principle applies: quarterbacks making a decision usually leads to something good for your recruiting class. Today, Stanford added a commitment from California's KJ Costello, who picked the Cardinal over USC and Michigan. Costello's decision means that 66-percent of the country's top nine quarterbacks are already off the market. It is March 26. The top 5…
  • Ohio State Basketball Recruiting Notebook: State Championship Preview

    Mike Young
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Between Mickey Mitchell's recent state-title run and Daniel Giddens' potential to win an amateur "national title," OSU's 2015 class is already setting a high standard. Classmate A.J. Harris has a chance to add to the trophy case.  The OHSAA boys basketball final four is set across all four divisions, with Division-IV games taking place today at Value City Arena – Harvest Prep and Tri-Village already won and will meet in the finals, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Harris and Dayton Dunbar will take the floor, Friday at 2 p.m., against the Associated Press' No. 5 ranked school, Defiance.
  • Jalin Marshall And Dontre Wilson Give Ohio State Options At H-Back And Beyond

    Chris Lauderback
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Though much off the talk since Ohio State captured the national title has centered on what is shaping up to be a three-way battle for the starting quarterback gig, the offense is also sporting proven depth at the H-back spot in Dontre Wilson and Jalin Marshall. And while whoever wins the starting nod at the position won't create major waves nationally, there's no question the battle for reps – though it won't fully begin until fall due to Wilson just recently having pins removed from his surgically repaired foot – will be fierce based on the production seen from both thus far into…
  • In Place of Departed Leader Curtis Grant, Raekwon McMillan Embraces the Expectations Ohio State has for him

    Eric Seger
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Initially, Raekwon McMillan wasn't sure if he would be able to handle his new role at Ohio State. That's not to say he wasn't physically ready by any means, with all the recruiting laurels and expectations that come with being a five-star recruit from the south. The praise and hype surrounding a big-time recruit typically translates to a starting spot on the field from Day One, but McMillan found himself in a dogfight with senior Curtis Grant — a guy doing everything in his power to keep his spot in the lineup. The two were friends and both saw time, but by season's end, Grant's on-field…
  • Videos: Darron Lee, Taylor Decker, Luke Fickell and Billy Price Discuss Ohio State's Fourth Spring Practice

    Tim Shoemaker
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am Ohio State held its fourth practice of the spring Thursday morning. Following the workout, select offensive linemen and linebackers met with the media. We've got brief interviews with starting linemen Taylor Decker and Billy Price, linebacker Darron Lee…
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  • WordPress Cheat Sheet

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Gabbers, while I have a slight break in the action here in sunny but soon to be stormy South Florida, I wanted to copy the original Cheat Sheet here so you can refer back and/or print it out for you to work with moving forward: YouTube. YouTube is easy, far easier than on Spruz. All you have to do is copy the url of your YouTube then paste it where you want it. It’s that simple. Post Options. There is a drop down box that asks for “full width”. The answer to that should ALWAYS be NO!!! If you say yes, it completely screws up the main page, so please keep “full width” at NO. Slider…
  • OH Thursday

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:28 pm
    It’s late March by the calendar which should mean Spring is here…but the long winter snow is slow to melt and the cold is slow to give way to the warmer air hanging just to our south and west. The trees are budding and the early flowers are trying to bust thru the frozen tundra. Our brains are still weak and distracted from the past winter ordeal which makes thinking a painful exercise and physical activity just plain painful. MLB is ready to open the 2015 season, the cold weather teams traveled north to open the stadiums to the fans that have that eternal hope for a championship. My…
  • Talking Sports

    Frank Lanzarone
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
      Welcome to Talking Sports and another Thursday. Sorry about not posting last week a few glitches and no time hampered the effort. Anyway had alot last week to touch on Like my Northeastern Huskies making the Tourney for the first time in 24 years and giving Notre Dame far more than they bargained for. Notre Dame has a couple of kids from the Boston Area so that made the match intriguing. Same for Harvard who seems to get in the Tourney every year. They gave UNC all they could handle coming down to the last short of the game. I’m not sure who are the biggest whiney losers in the…
  • Buzz from the Bleachers

    Ed Patton
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
    Welcome to Wednesday, Gabbers. We’re getting closer to the MLB season. While we wallow in the ruins of our brackets (while still enjoying the tournament I hope), we’re about two weeks away from MLB baseball. We’re also smack dab in the middle of nothing going on. We’ve got another day until the tourney is back. The NBA and NHL are ramping up to the playoffs, but I must admit I’m not up on either. Recently I’ve read up on the Pirates history. It made for an interesting read and also answered a good, but overlooked question: why call the Pittsburgh, PA team the Pirates? We have…
  • Deep Thoughts 3-25-15

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    Hello and welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts. Does it seem to anyone else that time speeds up as we move into spring? The days are thankfully longer and I have spent quite a bit of time cleaning up the neglect of winter. I don’t know about you, but I more or less allow the back yard to take care of itself after Thanksgiving. The term spring cleaning is just not about cleaning out the house, but also outside the house as well. Before the grass needs to be cut, I am working hard to gather up leaves, fill in the holes my knucklehead dogs have left for me in the yard. Last year,…
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    Peak Performance: The Blog

  • Mental Conditioning for the Recreational Athlete or Weekend Warrior

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Several months ago I wrote in this blog about Your Fitness Identity.  This post is a follow-up to that. In that post, I discussed the importance of identifying, assessing, enhancing, establishing and/or regaining your fitness identity.When I talk to many people about their recreational sports participation for any length of time, it is clear that in addition to their pursuit of enjoyment and perhaps momentarily reliving past glory, a majority of us experience moderate to considerable angst, frustration, disappointment, a sense of failure, self-criticism, and performance anxiety.
  • Super Bowl Post-Mortem: The Makings of a Champion

    2 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Super Bowl XLIX provided so much drama and excitement.  Thank you New England and Seattle.  It was also memorable and valuable for what we can learn from it.  Despite the outcome and the fact that the Super Bowl trophy belongs to the New England Patriots, it can be said that both teams played like champions. Let's look at the anatomy of championship mindset and what mental conditioning is necessary to compete for a Super Bowl. This Super Bowl was a lesson in putting yourself in the best possible position to win.  Both teams did so much to make themselves champions.
  • The Winning Super Bowl X-Factors: Patriots vs. Seahawks

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Welcome to my annual Super Bowl prediction!  OK, that's not true.  This is the first time.  I've never attempted this (I did do a post Super Bowl analysis once upon a time).  Please be gentle. Anyway, here goes.  With all unfathomable, unknownable and unpredicable factors being accounted for and controlled, the most important intangibles, or X-Factors, in winning this year's Super Bowl XLIX are:X-Factor #1:  The New England Patriots have the longevity, stability and culture of a proud and successful franchise with a mindset and expectation of winning.
  • Performance: A Function of Talent, Skills, Preparation, and Mindset

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    I am a performance video junkie.  In following people on Facebook or perusing YouTube videos, I have watched an abnormally crazy number of great performance videos related to all types of activities. What has been amazing to me about the comments (beside the incredibly inappropriate and/or negative ones) is the frequency of comments about how talented the performer is.  The second most frequent comment is how the viewer wished he/she could do that.These comments provide great insight into the type of mental conditioning that is so pervasive and so counterproductive to success and…
  • Tony Romo's Playoff Composure

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:07 am
    "You just have to stay in the moment and understand the game, It doesn't end after the first quarter, second quarter. You just have to keep calm. I've played enough games to understand that. Maybe I didn't do that as well when I was younger.''-Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, after a 24-20 comeback wild-card playoff victory over the Detroit Lions.  Romo provided leadership to the Cowboys with his perseverance, tenacity, composure, and experience.  After being down 20-7 to the Lions, the Cowboys with Romo at the helm, bounced back and took over the game with 17…
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    Women Talk Sports

  • Swish Appeal Community 2015 WNBA Mock Draft: Who should the Tulsa Shock pick at #2?

    Albert Lee
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We now head over to pick 2 of our 2015 WNBA Draft, where the Tulsa Shock gets a chance to add another major piece to their bumper crop of young talent. UPDATE ON THE MOCK DRAFT: After looking at your votes and comments, the Seattle Storm selected Reshanda Gray of Cal. We’re adding Amber Orrange of Stanford onto the poll. Now, let’s head from Seattle to Tulsa, where you’ll decide who the Shock picks at number two. Synopsis You are Tulsa Shock President and CRO Steve Swetoha. The Shock left Detroit for Oklahoma in 2010, and essentially had to rebuild everything from the ground…
  • Two-year-old Indian Girl Sets National Archery Record

    Pretty Tough
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    At an age when most children prefer to play with toys, two-year old Dolly Shivani Cherukuri is already breaking national records. On Tuesday, the kindergartner became the youngest person in India to score more than 200 points at an archery event. Representatives from the India Book of Records were on the scene to witness the tiny wunderkind kick ass. The young prodigy, who is weeks from turning three, showed she’s no one to mess with. Cherukuri fired 36 arrows at a target 5m away, then again at a target 7m away, scoring a total of 388 points, above and beyond the standard, which means…
  • Serena Williams Puts Her Own Spin on Beyonce’s ‘7/11′ Video

    Pretty Tough
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Those Beyoncé “7/11″ remakes keep comin’. The video for the up-tempo, hip-hop track, off Bey’s “Platinum Edition” album, has nearly 200 million views and launched numerous re-creations. The original clip was shot in the style of a home-made visual with Beyonce dancing at various locations. Now, check out Serena Williams’ take  courtesy of Vogue (she’s the April cover girl). The tennis star delivers a one-and-a-half minute Bey-inspired  remake shot at the BallenIsles Country Club in Florida featuring some impressive tennis shots along with her dance moves. Who’s…
  • A Legacy Builds

    Matthew Snyder
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    The morning after helping the Princeton women’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament win in program history, the latest feat in a season defined by the unprecedented, Annie Tarakchian (aka Tarak Attack!) and Blake Dietrick (Shake N’ Blake!) stood outside a locker room and, between bouts of laughter, explained the story behind a bet. Well, actually…this wasn’t a bet. It was a deal. “So,” Dietrick says, launching into the story. “We were 2-0 on the season, and I told Annie, if we go undefeated—and I didn’t say she had to—but I asked herWill you bleach your hair? And…
  • FGB Spring Showcase featured a wide variety of prep talent

    Bob Corwin
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    With 45 teams, the 6th Annual FGB Spring Showcase had plenty of talent to wet your appetite. The high school season in the USA is very close to being over nationally.  In the Deep South, club basketball is now underway and on March 21 and 22, I had the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual FGB Spring Showcase held in Bradenton, Florida, at the renown IMG Academy. The event was sponsored by the FGB club, which has players (five teams) from all over Florida with a few from Georgia (mostly coastal area). Although there were 45 club teams (all but one from Florida) present ranging in composition…
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    The Business of Sports

  • Standing Out In Digital Within Sports (Russell Scibetti)
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Tweet Today’s post is courtesy of guest bloggers Lisa Bregman and Cristi Zuk from Wasserman Media Group (originally published by Lisa via LinkedIn). Digital and technology were once again at the forefront of many panel discussions during this year’s SXSW. The space has become so congested that often times it may feel extremely difficult to stand out. Wasserman Digital was in attendance this year and has some highlights and tips to help your team rise up from the clutter and become successful in digital. —— South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music, film and interactive…
  • Dribble to Work Day (Russell Scibetti)
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Tweet The NCAA, Tampa Bay Local Organizing Committee and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission organized the inaugural “Dribble to Work Day” earlier this week. The event was aimed at raising awareness of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four which will be held April 5 and 7 at Amalie Arena. Slated for ‘Selection Monday’, “Dribble to Work Day” was an engaging way to support the Women’s Final Four and its importance to the community. “What better way to celebrate the start of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, than collectively dribbling to work on Selection Monday, March…
  • Record Setting Digital Traffic for NFL Free Agency Frenzy (Russell Scibetti)
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Tweet Time to take a deep breath! If you are a fan of an NFL team it’s been a busy couple of days as the NFL kicked off it’s new league year which started on March 10th at 4pm. You may have been tuned into ESPN or NFL Network or maybe listening to SiriusXM NFL radio but I bet you were also watching social channels and checking websites to see what your team was doing. Well the results are in and you were not alone. In fact @InsideNFLMedia tweeted that the traffic for was the largest day for web traffic for an off-season, non-draft day for NFL digital properties. was…
  • A Whole New Ball Game (Russell Scibetti)
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    Tweet I recently had the chance to contribute to the latest issue of W.P. Carey Magazine, a publication from the business school at Arizona State University (I received my MBA from there in 2008). The Spring 2015 issue of the magazine uses sports business and analytics as an overarching theme. Along with quotes used in the main article “A Whole New Ball Game” by Betsy Loeff, I also wrote a article for their Whiteboard section discussing the impact that small data tactics can have on any organization, in or out of sports. I’ve included an excerpt from the main feature…
  • Sports Events Worth More Than Dollars and Cents (Russell Scibetti)
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Tweet Today’s post is courtesy of the W.P. Carey School of Business ‘Research and Ideas’ newsletter from February 19, 2015.   W. P. Carey researchers say the Phoenix area benefits greatly — both economically and otherwise — from its portfolio of major sporting events. Not all cities can say the same. The United States Olympics Committee surprised sports-watchers nationwide in January, when it announced that it had selected Boston — rather than the favored cities of Los Angeles or San Francisco — as its bid city for the XXXIII 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The…
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  • Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 3-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    The Portland Trailblazers are traveling to face the Phoenix Suns in an NBA pro basketball game scheduled for Friday March 27th. TRAILBLAZERS VS SUNS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Game time from Phoenix is scheduled for 10PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV. The odds from this game have the road side Portland Trailblazers the -1 point favorite with a total lined at 205 points. Portland improved to 45-25 on the year with the 92-89 road victory on Wednesday to the Utah Jazz as a +2 point wagering underdog. The total went…
  • Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 3-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    The Utah Jazz will travel to meet the Denver Nuggets in an NBA pro basketball game scheduled for Friday March 27th. JAZZ VS NUGGETS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Play begins from Denver at 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The wagering odds from this game have the home side Denver Nuggets the -3 ½ point favorite. Utah fell to 31-40 on the season with the 92-89 home defeat on Wednesday to the Portland Trailblazers as a -2 point wagering favorite. The total went over 180 ½ points. The losing streak…
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 3-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The Dallas Mavericks are headed to the road to play the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA pro basketball game scheduled for Friday March 27th. MAVERICKS VS SPURS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Game time from San Antonio is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The odds from this game have the home side San Antonio Spurs the -8 ½ point favorite with a total lined at 205 ½ points. Dallas improved to 45-27 on the season after the 101-94 home victory on Tuesday to the San Antonio Spurs as a +3…
  • Golden St Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 3-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The Golden St Warriors are off to the road to play the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA pro basketball game scheduled for Friday March 27th. GOLDEN ST VS GRIZZLIES FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Tip off time from Memphis is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The betting odds from this game have the road team Golden St Warriors the -3 ½ point favorite with a total lined at 198 ½ points. Golden St improved to 58-13 on the year with the 122-108 road victory on Tuesday to the Portland…
  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Odds Preview 3-27-2015

    Tony Tellez
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to the road to play the Houston Rockets in an NBA pro basketball game scheduled for Friday March 27th. TIMBERWOLVES VS ROCKETS FREE PRO BASKETBALL WINNER CALL 888-711-4311–Tonys Courtesy Line Tip time from Houston is set for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA League Pass Channel. The betting odds from this game have the home side Houston Rockets the -12 point favorite. Minnesota fell to 16-55 on the campaign with the 101-99 home defeat on Wednesday to the LA Lakers in overtime as a -1 point wagering favorite. The total…
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  • Matthew Wuest (1979-2015)

    James Mirtle
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:33 pm
    I never met Matt Wuest in person, but we had intended to at some point. We had talked on email starting back in 2009 and, later, on Twitter DMs all the time. Probably at least once every week or two. After a while of doing that, you feel like you know someone. Getting the news of his death on Thursday was tough, as he was a young, talented and decent man. We also had a lot in common. Matt was
  • On blocking, muting and life on Twitter as a sportswriter

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

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

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

    James Mirtle
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I haven't been able to find these posted anywhere so I'll just stick them here. Sorry that the formatting is not ideal, but it is what it is. Please don't send me requests for the other 29 teams. 
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  • No autographs during play: BCCI

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:58 am
    From children to adults, no fan is immune to the thrill of getting an autograph from their favourite sportsperson. In fact, it’s a common sight to see fans beseeching cricketers fielding on the boundary for a quick autograph. Most players are happy to oblige, knowing that a scrawled signature can often be a souvenir that will be cherished for a lifetime. However, this link between cricketers and fans is set to be severed, if the BCCI has its way. “We have asked cricketers not to give autographs while the match is on, during the IPL, Champions League T20 and all other…
  • Maxwell on how to stop Maxwell: Change the rules, put 10 on the fence!

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:48 am
    Q. Glenn, just the celebration when you made the hundred, how much of it was just a weight lifted off your shoulders, I guess? GLENN MAXWELL: Yeah, it was a massive weight, and obviously having Watto sort of — he’s been there for me over the last couple weeks. It was a tough couple weeks, but he’s been there through thick and thin, and yeah, just shared a little special moment with him out there. Yeah, hopefully it sort of opens the floodgates a little bit and I can stop getting out in the 90s. Q. How much fun was it? You were hitting to all parts of the ground?
  • Lalit Modi ousted from Rajasthan Cricket Association

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    In what appears to be a major shift in the Rajasthan Cricket Association(RCA), a no confidence motion was passed by the members against former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi and his office-bearers during the board’s Special General Meeting on Monday. With 17 out of the 18 members voting against Modi, the RCA is set to embrace its new chief in Amin Pathan. But, the Modi loyalists have alleged that their members were not allowed to participate in the General Meeting. On the other hand, the media reports suggest that the Rajasthan State Sports Council had barred the members…
  • World Cup 2015: Sourav Ganguly pleasantly surprised by India’s performance

    9 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    HAMILTON: The surprise package in this World Cup has been the Indian bowling. Nobody gave this attack a chance going into the tournament, especially after the poor show in the ODIs last year and the tri-series in Australia. But all that has turned around in the last four games and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is pleasantly surprised. “Honestly, it has come as a surprise to me. I didn’t expect this bowling line-up to deliver the way they have done so far,” Ganguly said in a chat with Indian journalists at the City Centre on Sunday evening. While the speeds of 145 kmph…
  • Warning bells? Dhoni says Jadeja needs to step up, improve batting

    7 Mar 2015 | 12:06 am
    Holders India marched into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with their fourth consecutive win but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s form with the bat has left captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a worried man. Left-arm spinner Jadeja has three triple centuries in India’s first-class cricket, but has scored 3, 2 and 13 in his three outings with the bat in the tournament.The 26-year-old walked into bat at number seven on Friday with India tottering at 107-5 against West Indies chasing 183 for victory but his innings ended with a miscued hook shot off Andre Russell after a 27-run stand with…
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  • SOSO 53: LE Epoch Hawk, Digi Camo and Mike’s new Hashtag name

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Check out Stylin Strings latest Ship Out Shout Out. This installment highlights our new intern MikeAtron and America’s favorite dyer Frankie Fingers. This week Mike gets 2 new nicknames and grows as tall as Skaggs. This episode features a Epoch LE Hawk, Brine Clutch 3X East Coast Rep 2.0 in cotton candy color sand a Warrior OG Blade crazy glue dye. The stick of the week is 2 Warrior Nemesis 2 digit came dyes by Frankie Fingers. Finally, Skaggs and Mike are going head to head with your ideas for contests. Enjoy! Enjoy! Check out the sick Lacrosse Sticks we build here at Stylin’ Strings…
  • String League: Encore Brand Lacrosse Week 2 Challenge

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Welcome to String League, lacrosse’s biggest stringing competition. Week two is meant to challenge and focus each stringer on functionality and accuracy. Our second week of the finals belongs to Encore Brand Lacrosse and is titled “In a Land Without String”. Greg rose form Encore came up with this challenge which gives each stringer one 22″ sidewall string, one 11″ sidewall, one shooter, and one piece of mesh to string an accurate functional pocket into a STX Surgeon 10. Then each stringer needs to hit a box painted on a wall 9 times in a row from 9 yards away. Greg…
  • Stylin Strings: Proud Stringers for Franklin & Marshall Women’s Team

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Franklin & Marshall is a prestigious 4-year private co-education college located in Lancaster, Pensylvania. Their Division III women’s lacrosse team boasts 11 conference and two NCAA championships, one in 2007 and one in 2009. They started this year ranked #8 in the IWCLA poll and now after seven straight wins they look to keep their undefeated season and No. 1 raking against one of the toughest teams in women’s college lacrosse, the Salisbury Seagulls. Recently Stylin Strings was contacted by Mike Faith, Head Coach of the Franklin & Marshall women’s lacrosse team for…
  • Mountain Hawks hang tough in 10-6 loss to #16 Loyola

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh women’s lacrosse team hung right with defending Patriot League Champion and #16 nationally-ranked Loyola, going down by just two at the half and pulling back within three with 6:51 still remaining, but the Greyhounds were able to pull out the 10-6 victory on Saturday. Senior Carli Sukonik and freshman Kierstyn Voiro each scored twice to lead the Lehigh offense while sophomore Taylor Tvedt made eight saves in a strong effort between the pipes. “I’m proud of our effort today,” said Lehigh head coach Jill Redfern. “I think it was a…

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – For a second season, the Monmouth University Men’s Lacrosse program will host a youth clinic (grades 3-8), with donations benefitting the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) on Saturday, March 21 at Monmouth Stadium, prior to the Hawks’ Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest with Siena, which will air on ESPN3. “It is our honor to partner with Wounded Warrior Project and recognize their efforts to support our men and women who have sacrificed so much while serving in our armed forces at our game this weekend versus Siena,” stated…
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    Raw Signal: Most Popular Football News

  • Chip Kelly's intel on Bradley Fletcher

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    PHOENIX -- What type of player are the New England Patriots getting in seven-year veteran cornerback Bradley Fletcher? Fletcher seemed to lose confidence last season with the Eagles, who decided that a fresh start would be best for both sides. But Eagles coach Chip Kelly had complimentary things to say about the 6-foot-0, 200-pound Fletcher. "I love Fletch," he said Wednesday at the NFC coaches breakfast. "[He's] the ultimate competitor. Works his tail off every single day in practice.
  • Tom Coughlin Doesn't Like Getting Directions from That Dadgum Siri on His Phone

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Tom Coughlin is the NFL equivalent of that older neighbor of yours who lives down the street. He wears suspenders, waves when you drive by and is quick to complain about the Miller boy and his "hippy-dippy" friends. He's constantly fiddling in the garage, and if you come close enough he'll push 15 oil cans out of the way just to show you his collection of old bayonets. Coughlin is a good, old-fashioned kind of guy, and according to a recent report, he'll be damned if he takes any guff off that n
  • Sean Payton: Drew Brees will be part of Saints' next championship

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Sean Payton shot down rumors that the New Orleans Saints might consider trading quarterback Drew Brees in an interview with FOX Sports' Chris Myers. Payton echoed the sentiments that Saints general manager Mickey Loomis expressed Monday during the NFL owners meetings when Payton was asked about how teams have to decide when it’s the right time to move on from an aging quarterback. “It’s not that time. We kind of stay in the now or in the moment.
  • Breshad Perriman enters 40-time lore at UCF pro day

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
  • Source: Lack of replay cameras riles Belichick

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick strongly voiced his displeasure Wednesday that the league didn't want to spend the money to put four cameras in the end zone to give referees better angles on replay reviews, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefte
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    The Source

  • Watch Cozz’s New Video Knock tha Hustle

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
      In promotion of his Debut effort Cozz drops a new visual for his J. Cole assisted stand out cut.  In the video the South Central representer scours the streets of NYC in a gritty black and white atmosphere.   Check out the video above and give us your thoughts below. If you haven’t heard  Cozz & Effect by now your slipping and should definitely treat your ears to  some dope  lyricism.  #DreamVille -   Def Soul (DefSoulNJ)
  • Watch T-Pains New Video “Sleeping Beautiful”

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    After working with OG Maco and The Dream on previously released tracks T-Pain is Back, with a new single and matching visual. Titled “Sleeping Beautiful”  T-Pain enlist the the help of a bevy of voluptuous women to illustrate a true fantasy.  Watch the Video above and state your own fantasy below.  Check out his new mixtape The Iron Way arriving tomorrow!   - Def Soul (DefSoulNJ)
  • Air Jordan 10 Retros To Re-release On “Double Nickel” Game 20th Anniversary

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
      March 28, 2015 would make it 20 years since Michael Jordan made his return from early retirement to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks wearing the number “45”. Five games into his return from his retirement many people were unsure of whether MJ could return as the same dominant player he was known as in the NBA during his entire career. Jordan quickly silenced those doubters by dropping 55 on the Knicks in what became known by many as the “Double Nickel” game. In honor of Jordan Brand celebrating its 30th anniversary as well as the 20th anniversary of the…
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s Lie Witness News: March Madness Edition

    Andrew Somuah
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Got Em’, just tell the truth folks You would think after endless videos of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News” bits, people would finally get accustomed and familiar with the viral videos and not fall for the tricks. Nope. Once again, Jimmy Kimmel took it to the streets of L.A to ask locals questions on this year’s NCAA tournament and as you guessed it, people came up with the most outrageous answers in a failed attempt to sound informed on all things college hoops. Be sure to check the hilarious video above Devry vs. University of Phoenix? Really? Talk sports,…
  • Lufthansa CEO: Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane

    Curt Cramer
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    “What has happened here is something we never could have imagined…If a person takes another 149 people to death, suicide is not the right word” – Lufthansa CEO Black box recordings have been released and reviewed from Germanwings Flight 4U9525 that crashed yesterday in the French Alps.  It has been discovered by French investigators and also Lufthansa (Germanwings’ parent company) officials that the co-pilot of the flight, Andreas Lubitz, purposely drove the plane into a descent, causing the plane to crash in the mountains below.  In a press conference with…
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    Fenway West

  • Eduardo Rodriguez – A Man to Watch

    Michael Passanisi
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    A few weeks ago, the Red Sox rotation appeared set. However, cracks are beginning to show. In a 14-5 loss on March 15, projected starters Justin Masterson and Wade Miley were hit hard. Masterson was touched for 7 hits and 6 runs in 3 2/3, while Miley surrendered 6 hits and 4 runs in 4 innings. Both Masterson and Miley have 6-plus ERA’s this spring. Joe Kelly’s is over 11 and he has a sore arm. Even with Clay Buchholz and Rick Porcello having good springs, the feeling is that the Sox may have “a bunch of 3rd and 4th starters”. I don’t think Cole Hamels in coming.
  • Garin Cecchini – Let’s Keep Him for Now

    Michael Passanisi
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Last fall, Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini had reason to be optimistic. Third base had been an inconsistent positon for the team in 2014, with Will Middlebrooks, Xander Bogearts, and Brock Holt playing there at times. But there was really no regular third-sacker. A Louisiana native, Cecchini comes from a baseball family. His brother Gavin is a promising shortstop in the Mets organization. His father is a long time high school baseball coach. The 23-year-old lefty hitter, was signed out of high school in the 2010 draft. There has never been any doubt about his hitting potential. Making stops…
  • Ryan Kalish – Forgotten Prospect

    Michael Passanisi
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Every year it seems, a young player in Red Sox spring training excites fans and writers. Two years ago it was Jackie Bradley Jr. Last year it was Xander Bogearts. This year-Mookie Betts. But 5 seasons ago, there was a 20-year-old who possibly was better than all of them. Ryan Kalish, born in 1968, had some local roots. Both of his parents came from Dorchester. He was born in California and grew up in Shrewsbury, NJ. From junior high on, he attracted attention. As a freshman, he struck out 10 in his first varsity start. The following year, he threw a no-hitter while batting .507 and stealing…
  • Trade Victorino? Not So Fast.

    Michael Passanisi
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) In is Sunday Baseball column, Nick Cafardo wrote: “Don’t buy that Shane Victorino will be Boston’s right fielder on Opening Day. If he’s healthy, he will draw interest and be traded.” Cafardo went on to say that John Farrell’s statement that Victorino will start in right was done mostly to increase his trade value. Before we deal the Flyin Hawaiian, however, let’s take a step back. First of all, we must remember how valuable Victorino was in 2013. Playing in 122 games, he showed speed, power, and good defense.
  • Juan Nieves – Highs and Lows

    Michael Passanisi
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:37 pm
    As the Sox begin spring training, a lot of eyes will be on their pitching staff. The starting group lacks an ace, and the bullpen is rather unsettled, with closer Koji Uehara coming off an injury-plagued year. Those same eyes will be on pitching coach Juan Nieves, who enters his third season on the job. The first two have featured big highs (a Championship in 2013) and big lows ( a last place finish in ’14 marked by the departure of 4 of the 5 starters from the previous season). Nieves has also known highs and lows in his own major league career. A native of Puerto Rico, he did not…
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  • UFC 189 World Tour Embedded, Ep 5: McGregor Snatches Aldo’s Belt and Says, ‘Come and Get It’ Staff
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    (Video Courtesy of UFC) On Episode 5 of UFC 189 World Championship Tour Embedded, UFC President Dana White, featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor make the media rounds in Los Angeles. The rivalry between the two fighters gets personal on the set of FOX Sports Live after McGregor helps himself to Aldo’s belt. The day ends with some sky-high tension as the crews depart for the tour’s next stop: Boston, Massachusetts. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog following the stars of July’s UFC 189 on their World Championship Tour. > SEE ALSO…
  • Ronda Rousey Signs Long-term UFC Contract Extension

    Jeff Cain
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest stars, if not the biggest, on the UFC roster. She’s been flawless in her fighting career, only having one fight go past the first round. She’s finished seven of her eleven opponents in under a minute. Following her UFC 184 14-second finish of Cat Zingano, Rousey renegotiated her contract with the fight promotion and inked a new long-term deal. “I’m a UFC fighter. I just renegotiated. I have a lot of fights that I have in the UFC before I’d be able go and do anything else,” Rousey told ESPN First Take on Wednesday.
  • VIDEO: Dana White Intervenes as Conor McGregor Loses His Cool in Jose Aldo Staredown

    MMA Hot Sauce
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    It didn’t devolve to the point of the Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier media day brawl (Watch the Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Brawl Video), but Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo’s staredown in Boston likely would have had UFC president Dana White not been eating his Wheaties this morning. McGregor has a knack for pushing his opponents’ buttons, but with Aldo, is it just us or is the brash Irishman coming closer and closer to losing his cool. SEE ALSO: VIDEO: Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor Get Heated on UFC Tonight Set VIDEO: Why Flip Off Conor McGregor? Because Jose Aldo Likes the…
  • Dana White Confirms Cyborg Under Contract with UFC Parent Company

    Ken Pishna
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    Yes, Cris “Cyborg” Justino is under contract with Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. No, that doesn’t mean that she’s automatically got a shot at UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Not in the least. Brazilin news outlet Globo on Wednesday reported that it had confirmed with Cyborg that she was indeed under contract with the UFC despite currently competing for Invicta FC as that promotion’s featherweight champion. had caught wind of this before Invicta FC’s last event in February and questioned Invicta president Shannon…
  • Watch Bellator 135: Warren vs. Galvao Weigh-ins LIVE at 6p ET on Thursday Staff
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    (Video stream courtesy of Bellator) Watch Thursday’s Bellator 135: Warren vs. Galvao weigh-ins live on at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT. Bellator 135 Fight Card MAIN CARD (on Spike TV) Joe Warren vs. Marcos Galvao Francis Carmont vs. Guilherme Viana Dakota Cochrane vs. Ryan Couture L.C. Davis vs. Hideo Tokoro PRELIMINARY CARD (on Rashad Coulter vs. Jeremiah O’Neal Sean Holden vs. Tim Roman Neal Ewing vs. Logan Nail Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Alejandro Villalobos Stephen Banaszak vs. Brad Mitchell Klayton Mai vs. Xavier Siller J.P. Cole vs. George Pacurariu Follow…
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    Next Impulse Sports

  • Tatted Kentucky Fan Will Give You Nightmares

    Andrew Doughty
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    We’ve addressed the complexities and difficulties behind sports-related tattoos on many occasions and while all of those cases were unique, this one might stand above the rest. Get a load of this Kentucky fan at the Wildcats’ Sweet 16 game in Cleveland versus West Virginia on Thursday night. And yes, those are the letters “U” Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Xavier Has Put Together A Flawless Playlist For Its Game Against Arizona

    Ryan Wong
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Tonight's playlist. #XMarchesOn — Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) March 26, 2015 Xavier is preparing to play Arizona tonight and the Musketeers have put together the best playlist ever in order to pump themselves up. Who can withstand the might of DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat forever? NOBODY, THAT’S WHO. We might Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • Upper Deck Creates Hockey Card For Liam, The Adorable Fist-Bumping Bruins Fan

    Pete Blackburn
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    You remember Liam Fitzgerald, right? He’s the little Bruins fan who became a viral sensation after adorably fist-bumping the entire Bruins team while sitting on the bench earlier this season. On Thursday night, the Bruins welcomed back Liam – a Leukemia survivor – to the TD Garden, where he had a his own hockey card Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • 1995 NFL Document Explains What the Internet is and Why It’s Important

    Andrew Doughty
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:20 pm
    The NFL might have finally launched a YouTube channel this year but the billion-dollar football empire is already making plenty of cash from the internet. The sale of merchandise, streaming of games through DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket, advertising and many other internet-related items contribute to their massive revenue numbers each year. It’s impossible to accurately Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
  • President Obama Interviewed The Creator of ‘The Wire’

    Kiley Kmiec
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    President Barack Obama recently sat down with David Simon, who is the creator of HBO’s The Wire, to chat about (as the White House puts it) “the challenges law enforcement face and the consequences communities bear from the war on drugs.” The conversation lasted over twelve minutes and was uploaded to the White House YouTube Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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    Total Packers

  • Don’t Worry, John Kuhn Will Probably Be Back

    Monty McMahon
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    We know you're gonna be excited about this one. Fullback John Kuhn is in the Green Bay Packers' plans for 2015, which means you'll be able to yell Kuuuuuuhn! for at least one more year. The post Don’t Worry, John Kuhn Will Probably Be Back appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Clay Matthews is Serious About that Beard

    Monty McMahon
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is serious about his beard. It's even thicker and more disgusting now than it was during the season. Way to let yourself go! The post Clay Matthews is Serious About that Beard appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Darrelle Revis Says Packers Were Legit Contenders

    Monty McMahon
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Green Bay Packers were in the mix for cornerback Darrelle Revis before he signed with the New York Jets, according to Revis himself. That's an unheard of situation in Green Bay. The post Darrelle Revis Says Packers Were Legit Contenders appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Kyle Sebetic is the Newest Packer

    Monty McMahon
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Green Bay Packers have signed defensive back Kyle Sebetic, just the second player to get a contract after the NFL's first veterans combine. The post Kyle Sebetic is the Newest Packer appeared first on Total Packers.
  • Jordy Nelson Had Hip Surgery

    Monty McMahon
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy revealed that receiver Jordy Nelson had offseason hip surgery. Word is the procedure was not serious though. The post Jordy Nelson Had Hip Surgery appeared first on Total Packers.
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  • Chelsea v Southampton Live Stream, Team News & Match Preview

    Spencer J
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Chelsea will be out to bounce back from their Champions league exit at the hands of PSG when they welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge this afternoon. With European honours on hold for this season, the Blues will now focus their attentions lifting the only competition they have left, the league. Manager Jose Mourinho is unlikely to […]
  • QPR v Arsenal Live Stream, Team News : get 14/1 on Gunners to win

    Spencer J
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Third place Arsenal will be out to maintain their grasp on third place when they make the short trip across London to take on QPR. The Gunners are currently 1 point clear of Manchester United in the final automatic Champions league spot and head into the game on the back of four wins in their […]
  • West Ham v Chelsea Live Stream, Team News, Odds : Get 14/1 on Chelsea

    Spencer J
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Chelsea will switch their attention back to the Premier League having secured the first domestic trophy of the season on Sunday. The Blues won the Capital One cup with a 2-0 win over Spurs with a good day made even better by virtue of Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Manchester City. The result means that Chelsea […]
  • Get Arsenal at 3/1 to beat Monaco tonight

    Spencer J
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Monaco will be out to show their European credentials when they travel to the Emirates to take on in-form Arsenal. The French outfit, like their midweek hosts are out of the running for the title, currently sitting fourth in the French league, 11 points off the pace, however they impressed in the group stages, topping […]
  • Crystal Palace v Arsenal : Get Gunners as part of 10/1 treble

    Spencer J
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    In-form Arsenal will have aspirations of a place in the top four when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace later today. The Gunners have won four of their last five league games, conceding just three goals in the process and keeping three clean sheets. The run of results has pushed them […]
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    The Sports Mirror

  • CEAT to be IPL’s strategic timeout partner

    Vikram Kamboj
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
     New Delhi, 20th March 2015: CEAT Ltd. today announced its association with Indian Premier League 2015 as one of the central sponsors for the event. CEAT will be the prime sponsor for the Strategic Time Out segment in Pepsi IPL. CEAT and Pepsi IPL association leverages on common values between both the brands i.e. premium & dynamic. The association also acts as a perfect marriage between two brands that are intensely youth centric. CEAT to be IPL’s strategic timeout partner CEAT as a brand has always been associated with cricket which includes pioneering CEAT Cricket Ratings…
  • India crush Bangladesh as Dhoni wins his 100th ODI as captain

    Anjan Merkap
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Indian cricket team crushed Bangladesh by 109 runs to go through to the semi-finals. The 137 runs knock by Rohit Sharma propelled India to a respectable 302/6 in 50 overs before they were bowled out for 193. This win is special as not only is it the 11th win in a row in the World Cups but this win marks the 100th ODI win for India under Dhoni’s captainship. MS Dhoni hails India’s team spirit after 100th ODI win Initially, Bangladesh had held a tight rein on the Indian batsmen, not allowing them to score freely. They threw themselves on the field to stop boundaries and approached the…
  • Lewis and Nico rivals since childhood

    Anjan Merkap
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:06 pm
    We are all aware of the rivalry between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton especially that reached a peak in 2014 season as they battled for the driver’s championship which was undecided until the last race of the season. This is however not the first time both these drivers have faced each. Their rivalry as mentioned by Rosberg goes back to the time when they were 12 years old. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were childhood friends and rivals at the same time,as they raced for a team and fought for the championship. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg rivals since childhood The duo reminds us of…
  • Red Bull may exit F1 if FIA fails to slow Mercedes

    Anjan Merkap
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Red Bull’s team principle, Christian Horner has asked FIA to step in and make the Mercedes cars slower. Mercedes finished the Australian GP on a high being the fastest cars in qualifying and going on to win the top two spots rather comfortably. After the race Horner said, “On today’s evidence we are set for a two horse race at every grand prix this season”. Red Bull’s team principle, Christian Horner Horner explains his situation, “Take nothing away from Mercedes, they have done a superb job. They have a good car, a fantastic engine and two very good drivers. The problem is that…
  • World Cup Quarter Final; India beat Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma hits a ton

    Atish Home Chowdhury
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs at the scenic MCG in Melbourne in presence of a massive crowd at the Quarter Final clash of the ongoing Cricket World Cup. This victory took the invincible men-in-blue into the semis straightaway. The winner of tomorrow’s quarter final match against Pakistan and Australia will take on India at the 2nd Semi Final to be held next Thursday in Sydney. World Cup 2015: Rohit Sharma ton helps India crush Bangladesh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. Captain cool usually doesn’t take too many chances in important clashes since fans have overwhelming…
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    Sports Haze

  • Can The Golden State Warriors Become A New Era Version Of The Old Chicago Bulls?

    Richard Murray
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    Right now, the Golden State Warriors are the best team in a loaded Western Conference. They’re looking for their 1st NBA championship since 1975, and the game has certainly changed in the last 40 years. Even since the 1990s when the Chicago Bulls dominated with Michael Jordan, the game is much more perimeter oriented. In a way, Golden State is the standard barer for this new style of play.   The three-point shot was ushered into the NBA in the 1970s, but it really has only taken off in the last 20 years or so. These days, it seems like every team is loaded with players who can shoot…
  • How To Properly Select Horse Feed

    Richard Murray
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    When horses live in the wild, they just feed on pastures. In a similar way, horse owners are always recommended to offer just forage that includes hay and pasture. The problem is that this is a diet that will not offer all the nutrients, minerals, vitamins and energy that the horse needs. Horse feed has to be considered and adds to the diet, being 100% necessary for the nutrition plan of any horse. You can choose out of various products and the number of choices is definitely overwhelming. With this in mind, here are some facts that will help you choose properly. According to…
  • 6 Nations Superheroes

    Richard Murray
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    The RBS 6 Nations is renowned for showcasing European rugby’s most talented players and, over the years, the tournament has thrown up a host of legendary performances. However, becoming legend is no easy feat and every year there are only a handful of players who are really worthy of ‘superhero’ status. Whether it’s a lightning fast winger, a bulldozing prop or a creative genius in the backline, each nation often has a player who can change the course of a match with a moment of pure magic. Canterbury of New Zealand have identified these superhuman qualities and have put together an…
  • Apres-Ski Calorie Counter

    Richard Murray
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    Who’s a fan of après ski? Well, who isn’t really? With the huge array of restaurants and lively night life, it’s easy to get caught up in this indulgent alpine lifestyle. So, Crystal Ski have come up with the Après-Ski Calorie Counter, which uses your day’s activity on the slopes to estimate how many calories you’ve burned. And more importantly, how much you can indulge that evening! #GuiltFreeApresSki You can try it here: The post Apres-Ski Calorie Counter appeared first on Sports Haze.
  • Why the Aussies are favourites

    Richard Murray
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    by Navaneeth Reddy I have been watching cricket from past 20 years and there was never a World Cup where Australia were not favorites. In fact for most of the World Cups people knew Australians would win and they did win not once but three times consequently. I always waited for a day to come where Australians would not be favorites for a World Cup and especially after 2011 world cup there was a huge possibility for that to happen but it did not happen. The way Australia made a team from nowhere in 3 years is absolutely amazing. According to me the timing of retirement of the Australian…
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    Project Spurs

  • GQ pokes fun at Tim Duncan’s ‘baggy dad jeans’

    Jeff Garcia
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Look, San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan has never been known for his off the court fashion. If it was up to him, he’d be on the sidelines wearing a tee-shirt, jeans and flip-flops instead of the required blazer. And it is because of Duncan’s lack of attention to looking good in the latest threads (unlike other […]
  • Green says Spurs need to play ‘with chip on their shoulder’

    Stephen Anderson
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The inconsistent play of the San Antonio Spurs has been a hot topic during the course of the 2014-15 season. Some night’s they look like the team who beat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals to win their fifth championship, but other night’s look bored and disinterested. In an interview with The Gospel […]
  • Lack of consistency could derail Spurs’ hopes of deep playoff run

    Paul Garcia
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    AT&T CENTER – Over a month ago, before the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in San Antonio on February 6, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich made the remarks of how the Spurs had not maintained consistency, at that point in the season. A month later, Wednesday evening before the Spurs defeated the Oklahoma […]
  • About a Win: Spurs 130, Thunder 91

    Paul Garcia
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    AT&T CENTER – “I’m still mad from last night,” said San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (21 points), after his team rebounded after a loss in Dallas Tuesday, with a 130-91 blowout of the Oklahoma City Thunder. “We were upset for what we did yesterday,” added Spurs guard Manu Ginobili after the game, “so we […]
  • 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Thunder

    Jeff Garcia
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    The San Antonio Spurs (44-26) will look to erase the loss to Dallas last night as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in San Antonio. The Spurs are coming off a 94-101 loss to Dallas. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 19 points in the loss. Danny Green added 17 points. The Spurs turned […]
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    True Football Manager 2015

  • Wonderful Christmas time

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Blog post 894 Hello my FM fellows,  Another episode of Dream Job story is ready for you. This week I had a birthday becoming 33 years old and remaining still very inspired to play Football Manager and share my experience with you. Normally I take a vacation day every birthday and have some addition leisure time. It wasn't an exception this time as well :) Finally, I managed to reach the
  • 2 new tactics unveiled

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    Blog post 893 Hello and welcome to True Football Manager blog, Today you will learn about two new tactics created by me for Crystal Palace and of course read about the latest results in Premier League and national cups. Renewed squad, new tactical schemes - that's what makes my FM gaming experience exciting! Ball possession with 4-4-1-1 My new 4-4-1-1 tactic does resemble Braganca
  • Starting season 2 with Crystal Palace

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    7 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Blog post 892 Hello guys, It's another Sunday, time to share news about my story. Finally, all summer transfers are done and  the second season is started. I managed to play many friendlies, 3 opening Premier League fixtures and 1st League Cup match. After I feel it's going to be much more exciting season than the first one. But let me tell you everything in order. Second part of summer
  • In the middle of summer transfer window

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Blog post 891 Hello dear readers, Somehow I overcame all troubles with match animation alarmed in the last blog update. I lost one good evening for playing Football Manager because of that weird glitch. This is why I am still in active process of making transfers. It's July, 7 of 2015 and as you understand there will be squad changes onwards. However, quite many transfers have already been made
  • Patch 15.3.0 broke match animation

    Vitaliy Mokosiy
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    Unplanned blog update because of the critical bug in 15.3 installed right away. I am so angry at SI Games! Just look at the picture below: Match animation is now very simple: all players are stunned in same stupid postures sliding around the pitch. Worst graphics bugs I've ever seen :( My evening was totally planned to play Football Manager 2015... Complete failure. Have anybody of you
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    STACK Blog

  • Jennifer Lawrence Leaving X-Men After ‘Apocalypse’

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Jennifer Lawrence announced plans to leave the X-Men franchise after the next installment. Talking with MTV News at the premiere of her latest film, Serena, the A-list actress offered little detail. When asked about Apocalypse, she simply said, “It is my last one, actually.” The news doesn’t really come as a surprise. Lawrence’s popularity continues
  • What Can Team Sport Athletes Learn from Sprinters?

    Lee Boyce
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    What Team Sport Athletes can Learn from Sprinters Lee Boyce I ran track as a sprinter and long jumper at the university level. Out of high school, it
  • 6 Gym Machines That Are Actually Worth Your Time

    Brandon Hall
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Nearly every gym has two distinct sections—free weights and machines—and they attract different crowds. Serious lifters do their thing with free weights, and weaklings and wannabes stick with the machines. After all, free weights get results and machines are useless, right? Maybe not. The vilification of machines has become so widespread that athletes might be
  • Use Eccentric Lifts to Increase Size and Strength

    John Cissik
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Eccentric lifts can be a powerful tool for strength, size, and improved performance. Eccentric strength, which can be thought of as strength when the
  • SURVIVING SEALFIT: The World’s Hardest Workout Has a Ridiculous Name

    Brian Sabin
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    To me it seems obvious that a tough workout should sound tough. I can’t be alone in thinking this, since the names of many exercise regimens imply that they’re hardcore. For example, Shaun T’s “Insanity” workout is insane, as advertised. Or the Spartan Race. When people hear that you’ve done it, they’re like, Dude, you’re
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    Sports Feel Good Stories

  • Basketball Players Defend Cheerleader from Bully Behavior

    Mike O'Halloran
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    It’s good to know that the basketball team’s got your back. Desiree “D” Andrews The Lincoln middle school basketball team from Kenosha, Wisconsin, was in a middle of a game when a disturbance broke out. It seems that some fans in the stands saw fit to poke fun at a cheerleader for the Lincoln squad. One cheerleader was a little off beat in her dancing. The cheerleader being picked on was Desiree “D” Andrews. Desiree has Down Syndrome, and for a certain type of person, this makes her an easy target for heckling. The bullies didn’t realize that the…
  • 2015 All Hockey Hair Team – Let Your Love Flow

    Mike O'Halloran
    8 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    What the “One Shining Moment” video production is to the NCAA “March Madness” Tournament, the “All Hockey Hair Team” video is to the the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament — sort of. The difference being: the All Hockey Hair Team short, produced by Pulltab Productions, is focused on rating players’ hair to see who qualifies for the all tournament team as they skate forward for introductions. While “One Shining Moment” is mostly basketball game action highlights. Much of the Minnesota State Hockey Tournament is televised across…
  • Special Needs Hoopster Gets Her Shot

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Madison, Minnesota’s Sainora Dokoche practices shooting the basketball religiously. As a high school freshman with Down syndrome, she practices at the school gym during lunch time. Sainora at pre-game introductions Special Needs Hoopster Gets Her Shot The high school girls basketball coach Ryan Giles took notice and asked the 4’10” freshman to join the team. In her first varsity game, after her teammates had built a comfortable lead, Giles put Sainora into the game. As you can see in the video below, her shooting practice paid off. Sainora in the team huddle Soon, Sainora…
  • Baseball Practice Planning Prep

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Baseball practice planning prep is essential for all baseball coaches, and especially for youth baseball coaches. Great coaches, from Little League to the Major League’s, come to each practice with a plan. They’re not just winging it. They know what they’re going to do, so practice time becomes simply an implementation of a plan. Not only do players learn more about the game this way, but it makes it so much easier for baseball coaches. With a plan in hand, coaches can free their minds to live in the moment and teach. Coaches who don’t come ready for a plan have to…
  • Stories About Sports Inspirational Stories

    Mike O'Halloran
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    Six years ago yesterday, Sports Feel Good was founded. The first story covered the late game heroics of Jason McElwain, the autistic student manager from upstate New York, who with about 4 minutes left in a high school basketball game scored 6 three-pointers and a 2-pointer for 20 points. That story continues to amaze me even after 6 years of covering other great stories. Inspirational Stories The concept for was to focus on inspirational sports stories that showcase good deeds, overcoming obstacles and sportsmanship. That continues to be our mission,…
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    Chatham-Kent Sports Network

  • Admirals Taunt Blades With Stolen Sign

    Ian Kennedy
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Amherstburg Admirals players pose with a stolen “Go Blades Go” sign which was once attached to the community of Blenheim’s Welcome Sign – Photo from InstagramThe Amherstburg Admirals have not acted “admirably” with a recent post to social media. An image appeared on Instagram recently, showing the Amherstburg Admirals in their team dressing room with a “Go Blades Go” sign, that is usually found as an entrance sign to the community of Blenheim. The stolen sign soon found its way to social networks, and was forwarded by multiple individuals to…
  • Big Buck Sportsmen Show Coming To Tilbury

    CKSN Submissions
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    The kid’s trout fishing pond is always a hot spot of the show for the 12 and under crowd… and the adults who help out – Contributed PhotoMore than 1,200 hunting and fishing enthusiasts from across Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent are expected to gather in Tilbury Saturday, April 18th for the Southwest Outdoors Club’s annual Big Buck Sportsmen’s Show. Held in the Tilbury Arena, the show is where hunters from all over Southwestern Ontario bring deer and moose racks, bear skulls and turkey beards to be measured and scored by F.R.O.W. the Foundation for the Recognition…
  • No Sure Things In This Year’s OHL Draft

    Ian Kennedy
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Zach Lindley, who backed up the Chatham Maroons on occasion this year, is one of several local prospects for the 2015 OHL Draft – Photo by Helen HeathWith the OHL Draft closing in, one thing is certain for this year’s crop of Chatham-Kent OHL prospects, and that is, there are no certainties. For the last two seasons, Chatham-Kent has been well represented at the OHL Draft. Last season, Joseph Raaymakers, Brady Pataki, and Levi Tetrault, who are all currently in the OHL, along with Brendan Harrogate, Anthony Hurtubise, and Nolan Gardiner, were all selected in the OHL Draft. Brock…
  • Harrogate, Vipers Eye Sutherland Cup

    Ian Kennedy
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Chatham’s Brendan Harrogate and the LaSalle Vipers open the GOJHL final Thursday in Leamington – Photo by Kelsey Vermeersch/ CKSN.caThe LaSalle Vipers, including rookie sensation Brendan Harrogate of Chatham, Ontario, are eying a Sutherland Cup berth as they begin their GOJHL Western Conference Final. To reach the Sutherland Cup, LaSalle would need to either defeat the Leamington Flyers, or hold the best overall playoff winning percentage among finalists to earn the Sutherland Wild Card spot. Currently the 8-2 Vipers are not in the wild card position, making an outright win all…
  • Chris Clements Steps Up For UFC 186

    Ian Kennedy
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    Chris Clements (right) won his UFC return against Vik Grujic (left) at UFC Fight Night 55 in November, and will return to the cage this April for UFC 186 – Photo from UFC Fight NightDresden’s Chris Clements will be back in action, fighting sooner than expected as he’s accepted an opening at UFC 186 at the Bell Centre in Montreal on April 25. Clements will be one of two Chatham-Kent fighters competing that night, as Chatham’s Chad Laprise is also on the bill. According to the UFC, Clements stepped in as an injury replacement after Claudia Silva was injured. “A…
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    Your Mileage May Vary Reviews

  • Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 600-Down 3-Season Sleeping Bag

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Manufacturer Description Sleep in the wild like you do at home, with a comforter. With an oversized, integrated comforter sealing the opening, you can sleep comfortably and naturally on your back, side, or stomach. Features Zipperless Design Catenary Shaped Opening Versatile Integrated Comforter Self-Sealing Foot Vent Insulated Hand/Arm Pockets Sleeping Pad Sleeve DriDown 600-fill Duck Insulation 30D Polyester Ripstop Shell Material 30D Polyester Tafetta Lining Material EN Comfort Limit: -2C (28F) EN Lower Limit: -8C (17F) Regular fits to 182 cm (6 ft), long to 198 cm (6 ft 6 in) Weight…
  • Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 Tent

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Manufacturer Description Fly Creek UL series tents have picked up awards and accolades near and far. They were originally built and designed to offer an alternative to the average bivy sack. Available in solo and multi-occupancy options, these tents have lost weight since last year and they remain ideal for lightweight devotees who want a free-standing structure, but aren’t willing to commit a ton of space in their pack. They are efficient, fast and adventurous, just like you. Features Set Up – Click to See Larger Three season, free standing, ultralight backpacking tent DAC…
  • Columbia Men’s Diamond 890 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Manufacturer Description It doesn’t get any warmer than this. Outfitted with our performance-enhanced down—a combination of 40 g Omni-Heat synthetic insulation and 850-fill goose down means 890 TD of ultimate lightweight warmth and heat retention, even when wet—this progressive winter jacket will keep you warm in the absolute coldest conditions. Plus, we’ve implemented thermal-reflective technology on both the lining and interior shell for twice the thermal reflective warmth with zero cold spots. The fit is impeccable, with torso-flattering variegated baffling lines and a premium…
  • Thule Pack ’n Pedal Commuter Pannier

    5 Feb 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Manufacturer Description An ideal choice for bike commuters, this waterproof pannier features innovative hardware, integrated light pockets and a laptop sleeve. Features Vanishing hardware system flips away when carried off the bike to provide maximum carrying comfort. Attachment system is easy to use, secure and vibration-free. Exterior translucent pockets allow safety light to be used and stored in one convenient location. Waterproof, roll-top design keeps contents dry. Laptop sleeve holds up to a 15 in computer. Reflective strips increase visibility. Compression straps keep contents…
  • Saucony Kinvara 4 GTX Shoes

    18 Jun 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Manufacturer Description With a redesigned upper and adjusted FlexFilm, this low-profile trainer feels faster and better than ever before. Features Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane FlexFilm seamless upper Memory foam heel pods Moisture-wicking HydraMAX collar lining Synthetic and fabric Synthetic sole PowerGrid foam heel insert Tested size 9 Measured Weight – 230g (8.1oz) Stack Height – 22mm (heel), 18mm (toe), 4mm (drop) Retail – $120 YMMV Review If you read my other review this winter of the New Balance Minimus 10 Gore-Tex Shoes, you will know that I have been…
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    BallHyped Blog Network

  • Could Phillies Trade Ryan Howard To Royals, Orioles, Rays, Yankees, Tigers, Red Sox, Mariners, Angels Or Rangers?

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    The Philadelphia Phillies appear to be a team in need of an identity. Are they a contender? No. Are they in a race to see if they can get the No. 1 pick in next year’s MLB First-Player Draft? Probably not. So, what sort of team are the Phillies going to be in 2015 and […]Could Phillies Trade Ryan Howard To Royals, Orioles, Rays, Yankees, Tigers, Red Sox, Mariners, Angels Or Rangers? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Brock Lesnar Shocks All With UFC Retirement, Signs New Contract With WWE Past Wrestlemania 31

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Brock Lesnar went on Sportscenter on Tuesday night to talk about his future with über wrestling fan Michelle Beadle. What came out of his mouth was not what anybody expected. Lesnar was not there to talk about his WWE championship match against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31 on Sunday. He wasn’t there to talk about […]Brock Lesnar Shocks All With UFC Retirement, Signs New Contract With WWE Past Wrestlemania 31 is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • Cowboys Sign Greg Hardy; but at what cost?

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    The Dallas Cowboys made another splash in free agency when they signed free agent, Greg Hardy. But this signing comes with a lot of trepidation from the Cowboys fan base. Most of the time, a fan base cheers when a big name player is signed to their team. But in this case, Hardy is part […]Cowboys Sign Greg Hardy; but at what cost? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • 2015 NFL Draft Rumors: Will Bears, Bills, Browns, Chargers, Eagles, Jets, Saints Or Rams Trade With Titans To Draft Marcus Mariota?

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    The 2015 NFL Draft is just over six weeks away, yet the rumors surrounding Oregon Ducks Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota are just getting started. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear set to draft a Heisman quarterback with the No. 1 pick, but it is likely to be Florida State Seminoles embattled signal caller, Jameis […]2015 NFL Draft Rumors: Will Bears, Bills, Browns, Chargers, Eagles, Jets, Saints Or Rams Trade With Titans To Draft Marcus Mariota? is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
  • March Madness 2015: NCAA Tournament Picks, Predictions And Upsets From Every Region

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    March Madness has finally arrived. in my opinion, it is the greatest sporting event on the planet. From the pride and pageantry to the upsets and drama, the NCAA Tournament has it all. To many people, it is all about filling out the best bracket, but it is really so much more than that. Of […]March Madness 2015: NCAA Tournament Picks, Predictions And Upsets From Every Region is a post by the Best Sports Blogs at View and Vote
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  • Touch Line: Episode 12

    Brett Austin
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Real Salt Lake – Toronto, Expansion, and United States National Team This week on Touch Line, Rich and Brett preview the upcoming Real Salt Lake vs Toronto FC match up. They give a little insight on the new members of the RSL family: Real Monarchs. They also welcome Minnesota FC to the Major League Soccer. Finally they discuss the game of soccer at the national team level for the Men’s United States team. Contact the hosts @frisbee_rich, @A24Brett  or the show @TouchLine_TBS The post Touch Line: Episode 12 appeared first on
  • Utah Utes Basketball: Beating Duke the Irish Way

    Grant Bagby
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Breaking news: The Utah Utes play the Duke Blue Devils in the Sweet 16! Okay, I know that isn’t news unless you have just returned from being stranded on an island, Cast Away style. But, that isn’t the point. The Utes need to find a way to win against the Blue Devils. To do that, I looked at the three close battles Duke lost – twice to Notre Dame and once to NC State. I don’t have the tape, but there are some tendencies the Utes should look to exploit. (I am not just referring to scoring more points.) Jahlil Okafor – He is expected to be a big part of this…
  • Rejoice in BYU Independence

    Todd Graham
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Earlier last week Brett McMurphy from ESPN broke two BYU related stories. One, a two game series with Mississippi State, the other being the SEC, that’s right THE ess ehe see, announced that they would count independents for the power five scheduling requirement. Hopefully more will join them, and the ACC, to help BYU schedule better and better games. Tom Holmoe stated: “The SEC’s decision, along with the previous announcement from the ACC, is exciting news for Cougar Nation. It won’t change our approach to scheduling because we are already playing as many P5 schools as…
  • Keepie Uppie – Real Salt Lake Week 3

    Brett Austin
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    The Week That Was This past week was an early season bye week for Real Salt Lake, and was perfect timing for the team. Demar Phillips, Justen Glad and Pecka all are attempting to return from injuries. Pecka (hip flexor) is improving each day and is close to being game ready. Glad (leg) and Phillips (hamstring) seem a bit further away from being able to join the team, and their availability for Sunday seems to be in doubt. To add to the injury bug, various national teams have called up 5 RSL players to compete in friendlies around the world. Nick Rimando is with the U.S. Men’s National…
  • Without Hayward, Utah Jazz Fall to Pesky T-Wolves

    John English
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The Utah Jazz managed to survive without Gordon Hayward when they played the New York Knicks, and if there was another game where you figured Hayward could take a rest and the Jazz would still win, it would be this game. However, that didn’t happen. Without Hayward on the court, the Jazz still remain one of the worst teams in the NBA. That’s not to say there hasn’t been progress. And it wasn’t just Hayward the Jazz missed last night. Alec Burks is still gone, and Rodney Hood had to leave the game early with health issues. Those are three guys who can get their own…
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  • Carey Price, Hart Trophy favorite, poses for another selfie with a young fan

    Pat Iversen
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    His Hart Trophy campaign is strong. Carey Price will probably win the 2015 Hart Trophy as the NHL's best player. If he hasn't already earned it by his play on the ice, he'll earn it because he keeps taking adorable selfies with fans. As you'll recall, the Montreal Canadiens star goalie posed for a selfie during a timeout a few weeks ago. This is apparently a huge part of his Hart campaign strategy, because he did it AGAIN on Thursday during warmups in Winnipeg. Carey Price... Selfie prise 2... — Pierre Plante (@PierrePlante63) March 26, 2015 @tsnjamesduthie…
  • Gregg Marshall's sideline shuffle will make you smille

    Tyler Tynes
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Don't stop. Don't stop. Introducing: the Gregg Marshall sideline shuffle. For your entertainment.
  • Capitals players sandwich Devils defenseman with nasty hit

    Pat Iversen
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    That's one sandwich we want no part of. Look, we're sure everyone can agree that sandwiches are one of humanity's greatest inventions. They're versatile, easy to make and often delicious. Unless you're talking about a hockey sandwich, which is entirely different and 10 times more painful. Just ask New Jersey Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas, who found himself wedged between two Washington Capitals players who were both trying to hit him. Ouch. Luckily Gelinas wasn't too shaken up after the play, but it sure looked bad. (H/T @JapersRink)
  • NHL Thursday: Canadiens, Rangers try to clinch playoff spots

    Pat Iversen
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    New York, Montreal and Tampa Bay can all book their tickets to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with wins on Thursday. McDonald's characters are taking over the NHL. Ottawa Senators fans have recently claimed the Hamburglar as their unofficial mascot in honor of standout goalie Andrew Hammond. But does his boss, Ronald McDonald, have a rooting interest? As a matter of fact, he does! When the Washington Capitals scored on Thursday, the tall clown prince of burgers and fries high fived everyone around him. No word on whether he threw Big Macs on the ice.
  • MLB Draft prospect Brady Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Bryan Kilpatrick
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:43 pm
    About the worst possible thing that could have happened to Aiken just took place. Brady Aiken, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, recently underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, according to an article he posted on The Players' Tribune. Aiken, who reportedly turned down three different offers from the Houston Astros last year, said "something felt a little wrong" after throwing a pitch in his first game for IMG Academy, a multi-sport academy and private school in Bradenton, Fla. The 18-year-old left-hander was recently…
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  • “Hold The Runner” Ball Security Drill

    22 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Teaching your quarterbacks techniques for ball security is something that you want to include in your daily practice plan. In today’s video blog post, we are demonstrating an excellent ball security drill called the “Hold The Runner” drill. This drill does 2 things: it emphasize good forward body lean and protection of the football and it also allows for a quarterback to understand that defensive players are going to try to strip or rip or knock the ball away from him as he is running it. So the quarterback has to make sure that there is always ball security. VIDEO TUTORIAL: “Hold…
  • Open Shoulder Ball Carrying Drill for Quarterbacks

    14 Mar 2015 | 8:39 pm
    This drill teaches a quarterback where to position the football as he’s dropping back to set up for a pass. This technique is used on drop back passes, play action passes and quarterback draws. So a quarterback has to have the ability to put the ball where it’s secure as he drops back for the pass. Open Shoulder Ball Carrying Drill for Quarterbacks We call this the “open shoulder” because his open shoulder will be facing to the right (for a right handed quarterback – for a left handed quarterback, it will be the left shoulder that is open). The quarterback will drop back…
  • In Phase Route Drills for Defensive Backs

    8 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Football is a game of inches, and for defensive backs, how many times do you see a touchdown made or lost by a simple distance of a football? You want to constantly remind your defensive backs that the closer you can stay to the receiver, the better! Once you have practiced the general technique for your defensive back to be In Phase and Out of Phase, and they understand how to press their opponent to the sideline, strip the ball, make up ground, read the receivers hands and make a play on the ball, it’s time to move on to the following drill. Check out these drills for working the In…
  • Press Man Trail Technique for the Defensive Back

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Once you have established a good stance and inside alignment, with focus on the inside number and the cross hand jam, you are ready to move into teaching your defensive back how to play the football. Defensive Back Press Man Trail Technique Tips! Defensive back players should be hip to hip going into the transition, focusing on the inside number – not on the head or the feet. The offensive player will release on the outside, and the defensive back will work through the transition into a trail position, with focus on putting a body lean onto the receiver to press him to the sideline. …
  • “Out of Phase” Defensive Back Drill

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    So, maybe you’ve done a good jam, but the receiver gets a great release and is able to get open on you and create some space. It doesn’t do you any good to look back and find the ball if you aren’t close enough to the receiver to make a play on it.  This is when the “Out of Phase” defensive back drill comes in handy!   “Out of Phase” Defensive Back Drill When you are “out of phase” – in other words when you are in trouble and know you are beat – you want to focus on the V of the neck of the receiver and burst full speed ahead, trying…
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  • VIDEO TUTORIAL: Hubie Brown’s Free Throw Strategy: Option 2 & 3

    Coach Pat
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:48 am
    In today’s video blog post, Hubie Brown continues to share his Free Throw scoring strategies with 2 more Free Throw Options. But first, let’s talk about the basic structure of the free throw. Free throws are organized in procession. The shooter takes his place behind the free throw line , and all other players must [...] The post VIDEO TUTORIAL: Hubie Brown’s Free Throw Strategy: Option 2 & 3 appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • VIDEO TUTORIAL: Hubie Brown’s Free Throw Strategy: Option 1

    Coach Pat
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    As you know free throw shooting plays a big part in most games. But also important is what your offensive players do during the free throw. In today’s video blog post, Hubie Brown breaks down one of his Free Throw Strategies, so you can incorporate it into your next practice/game! VIDEO TUTORIAL: Hubie Brown’s Free [...] The post VIDEO TUTORIAL: Hubie Brown’s Free Throw Strategy: Option 1 appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • 7 Essential Basketball Practice Drills

    Coach Pat
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    You always want to include a high-speed drill set that focuses on the basic fundamentals of dribbling, dribble moves, and shooting in your basketball practice plan.  A good time to do these basketball practice drills is at the conclusion of practice.  They are a great way to finish practice on a high energy note, giving [...] The post 7 Essential Basketball Practice Drills appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • “Post Fundamentals – First Look” Post Footwork Drill

    Coach Pat
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This post footwork drill teaches post players footwork on the low block and what the first option should be every time they receive the ball in the post. Watch the full video demonstration inside the FREE Basketball Blueprint app! “Post Fundamentals – First Look” Post Footwork Drill Setup All Players in a line at the [...] The post “Post Fundamentals – First Look” Post Footwork Drill appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
  • Fun Kids Basketball Drills: “Monkey-in-the-Middle”, “Loose Ball Scramble” & “Crazy H-O-R-S-E”

    Coach Pat
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Check Out These 3 Fun Kids Basketball Drills! In today’s blog post, I am bringing you a couple more fun kids basketball drills – “Monkey-in-the-Middle”, “Loose Ball Scramble” and “Crazy H-O-R-S-E”.  Implement these fast-paced, kids basketball drills into your practice plan, and your kids are going to be working hard and loving every minute of [...] The post Fun Kids Basketball Drills: “Monkey-in-the-Middle”, “Loose Ball Scramble” & “Crazy H-O-R-S-E” appeared first on Basketball Drills | Basketball Plays | Basketball Practice Tips.
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  • Manchester United To Offer Barcelona Star 150k A Week To Complete Switch

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Manchester United are weighing up a deal to sign Barcelona right-back Dani Alves during the upcoming summer transfer window. The Old Trafford club have been long linked with a move for the Brazilian right back whose current deal with Spanish giants Barcelona ends in the summer. And now, according to the latest reports at the Metro the cub are willing to pay upwards of 150,000-a-week in wages in order to beat off competition from a host of European giants in order to complete a deal for the 31-year-old. Reports suggest that Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and his…
  • Paris Saint-Germain Striker Available At Cut-Price

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Cavani could be on his way to England for just over 20 million, a price that is a fraction of his worth. The Uruguayan striker has been made available for just 22 million, a price that has lured in the likes of Arsenal, who are in need of a world class striker. According to the Express, The Ligue 1 club are keen on selling the extremely talented Cavani as they bid to stay in between the lines regarding Uefa's stringent FFP regulations. Laurent Blanc's preferred striker seems to be Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who continues to lead by example. This could spell the…
  • Serie A Star Open To Manchester United Move

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Manchester United could still be in with a chance of signing Torino defender Matteo Darmian after the full-back revealed he could leave the Italian outfit in the summer. The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, although the deal looked dead after it was revealed he was on the verge of joining Bayern Munich. According to the Express, this is not the case, and the player himself has admitted that a switch to the Premier League could be on the cards. The right-back said: We will see what happens at the end of the season. Certainly for my growth, all…
  • Chelsea Lining Up Shock Deal For Premier League Goalkeeper

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Chelsea are planning a shock summer move for QPR goalkeeper Rob Green. The Premier League leaders are resigned to the fact that long-term first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech is to leave the club following Thibaut Courtois returning to the club after a three-year loan spell at Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and slotting into the number 1 spot. And now, according to the latest reports at the Metro the club are lining up a shock bid for QPR keeper Robert Green. The 35-year-old boats a wealth of experience having played for both Norwich and West Ham as well as the English national side of which he…
  • Manchester United Set To Announce Defender As First Summer Signing

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Manchester United could be on the verge of announcing their first major signing of the summer transfer window with reports suggesting Nicolas Otamendi has agreed a move to Old Trafford. The Valencia defender has been closely watched by Louis Van Gaals scouts on a number of occasions this season, with the impressive reports prompting the Dutchman to make a move. United are known to have prioritised a centre-back this summer and Van Gaal has also been linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels. But, according to the Metro, Otamendi could now be the first player through the door…
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  • Watch Cam Ward rob David Perron with magnificent glove save (Video)

    Sean Leahy
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:10 pm
    Cam Ward has shown over his career that he’s pretty good with the glove. On Thursday night, during Carolina’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, David Perron was his latest victim.  With the Canes holding a 2-1 first period lead, Sidney Crosby found Perron, who slipped behind the Carolina defense. The Penguins forward took the pass while on one knee and had the entire net open as Ward was moving across the crease. But, no, the Penguins would not tie the game right then and there. Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at…
  • Stacy Lewis hosted a special junior player ahead of the Kia Classic

    Ryan Ballengee
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    World No. 3 Stacy Lewis went several extra miles this week for one of her biggest fans she met last fall. Last October, producers from the syndicated TV show "The Doctors" contacted Lewis to see if she would help them for a segment they were doing on 10-year-old Marley Franklin, a young girl who fell in love with golf after receiving bone-marrow transparents to treat sickle-cell anemia. Franklin said Lewis was her favorite player. Lewis was more than happy to connect with Franklin, doing so over Skype. But it didn't stop there. Through her sponsor Bridgestone, Lewis sent some equipment and…
  • Former Knick coach Mike Woodson brought the heat when asked about his ex-team

    Kelly Dwyer
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Assistant coaches rarely speak on record to members of the media, partially because it’s discouraged by most teams but mostly because assistant coaches don’t have to and they’d rather do anything else in the world besides spending time in front of a reporter’s recorder. [DraftKings: FREE entry to huge cash Fantasy Basketball Contest with first deposit] Special occasions do allow for assistants to bend the rules a bit, such as the setup we saw in New York on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Clippers visited the Knicks. Former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson was fired by Knick…
  • Brady Aiken, unsigned No. 1 draft pick, announces he had Tommy John surgery

    Mike Oz
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    The wild story of prized pitching prospect Brady Aiken just got wilder: Aiken, 18, announced Thursday that he had Tommy John surgery this week, seven months after he failed to come to terms with the Houston Astros as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft. At the time, there was a dispute about the health of Aiken's elbow. The two sides had reportedly reached an agreement with a $6.5 million signing bonus. But after Aiken's physical, the Astros said they weren't happy with what they saw in his elbow. Believing he would need Tommy John surgery soon, the Astros reportedly lowered…
  • Phil Mickelson lost a club head at the Valero Texas Open

    Ryan Ballengee
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Phil Mickelson hit his tee shot to the par-4 12th at TPC San Antontio in Round 1 of of the Valero Texas Open into a fairway bunker. After a short conversation with caddie Jim Mackay, Mickelson settled on a club for the 154-yard approach.  [DraftKings: Win $1 Million playing Fantasy Golf during the Masters – Sign up for free!] Mickelson took the club back and through the ball. After impact, the club suddenly felt a whole lot lighter. That's because the club head had come off the iron and flown just outside the bunker.  Naturally, Mickelson was befuddled as his ball didn't land even close…
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  • Let’s Review: Adrian Peterson is Still a Piece of Garbage

    Anthony B
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    I don’t have any respect for Adrian Peterson. Not only did he beat his four year old son but he’s acted like a cry baby since that event occurred. In this world there are some people who take ownership for their actions and try to become better... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NBA Should Start the Season Earlier Not End Later

    Anthony B
    7 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    The NBA is considering extending the season into July in order to space out its 82 game schedule. I don't like this idea. In my opinion it would be basketball overload. The season goes on way too long to begin with, so having the NBA going into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Do You Do With Trash? You Throw It In The Garbage – Vikings Should Be Done With Adrian Peterson

    Anthony B
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    When you have trash in your house, what do you do? Do you keep it and let it clutter up. Do you let the stink of the garbage fester in your house and back yard? Do you let it make you so sick that you have to hurl? Chances are that most people would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Alex Rodriguez Written Apology - Not Enough

    Anthony B
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Alex "The Roid" Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology to fans on Tuesday. The apology didn't go far enough. It fell way too short of a contrite and believable apology. It came way too late and in the end it was weak. I think Alex Rodriguez would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apology Too Late for Alex Rodriguez

    Anthony B
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Read today's opinion article regarding the Alex Rodriguez handwritten apology. Alex Rodriguez has apologized to the New York Yankees brass and Arod might apologize to fans at Yankees stadium. I'm not a Yankees but I do believe that it's too late... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Kipsiro’s shock abandonment rocks Uganda

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    GUIYANG, March 26- Guiyang 2015 was meant to be a dress rehearsal for Uganda to showcase their rich talent and organisational abilities ahead of the next edition in 2017 when they will welcome the world to Kampala as hosts. However, their best laid plans took a major hit on Thursday when their most recognisable star, Moses Kipsiro, abandoned the team bus en-route to Lugogo to catch their flight out to China at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday. Kipsiro, the men senior 12km silver medallist in 2009 and fourth in Bydgoszcz last time out was pencilled in for the IAAF Press Conference on…
  • Fresh faced Ethiopia out to leave a mark

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:06 am
    GUIYANG, March 26- Kenya perennial rivals, Ethiopia, are determined to get a march on their rivals and other competitors on Saturday when the 41st IAAF World Cross Championships get underway here in Guiyang starting at 12 noon local time (+8GMT). Their whole complement of 24 runners arrived in this lakeside Chinese city on Wednesday evening hoping to reclaim the glory days of World Cross legends, Kenenisa Bekele, Worknesh Kidane and Tirunesh Dibaba who remain the most medalled male and female athletes in the history of the now biennial event. Kenenisa who recently pulled out of April’s…
  • Mumias suspends Leopards shirt deal

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    NAIROBI, Kenya, March 26 – Cash strapped AFC Leopards on Thursday announced they are planning for a fundraising mid April to enable the club conduct its affairs, after shirt sponsor Mumias Sugar suspended their funding for three months. Club assistant secretary general, Professor Asava Kadima confirmed to Capital Sport, they received notice from the Sugar Company that has been facing financial constraints since the beginning of last year. Mumias Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director, Margret Makhungu told the company is experiencing financial difficulties that had made it…
  • Vettel snubs Mercedes ‘PR’ stunt

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    MALAYSIA, March 26 – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel on Thursday turned down an offer from rival Mercedes to visit their garage at the Malaysian Grand Prix, dismissing it as a PR stunt. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg made the offer after the pair clashed during the winners’ press conference following the season’s first race in Australia. But Vettel said the initiative was a thinly veiled public relations exercise. “Now they use it as a PR thing… so the answer is ‘no’,” he told reporters at Malaysia’s Sepang circuit. “I think I’m…
  • Germany’s W Cup hangover concerns Loew

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    GERMANY, March 26 – Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as Germany’s Brazil 2014 hangover continues. Only Lukas Podolski’s 81st-minute equaliser prevented Germany suffering a shock defeat to Asian champions Australia in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday in a 2-2 friendly draw. Next comes Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier away to second-from-bottom Georgia with Germany in the unusual position of joint second in Group D, three points behind leaders Poland and level on seven…
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  • Buffalo and head coach Bobby Hurley are discussing a contract extension

    J Will
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley star is shining bright right now. After leading the Buffalo to the NCAA Tournament, the former Duke point guard has garnered a lot of attention. There have been reports that Hurley is expected to speak with DePaul after Oliver Purnell parted ways from the school. Hurley was on the Tim Brando Show on Wednesday and said that he is discussing a contract extension with Buffalo.     “We’re in discussions for a contract extension and there’s nothing that has been signed and agreed but, you know, I think that a lot of the stuff and the speculation and…
  • Video: Randy Wittman starts to leave the court before the Wizards final possession

    J Will
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Washington Wizards have been one of the most up and down teams in the NBA this season. The young Wizards got off to a great start at the beginning of the season, but now things have changed. The team is heading down the wrong path and at the worse time with the playoffs a few weeks away. Head coach Randy Wittman has been frustrated with his young team and it was on display last night. In the final seconds in a home loss to the Indiana Pacers, Wittman decided to get a head start by leaving the court before the Wizards final possession.   Related posts: Report: Washington Wizards are…
  • Video: DeAndre Jordan puts Jason Smith on his new poster

    J Will
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    I thought by now that most NBA players would know not to jump with Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. Well last night against the New York Knicks, one player forgot about who shot he was trying to block. Big man Jason Smith of the Knicks that he had a chance to make a block on Jordan, but instead found himself auditioning for a new poster. I guess you can this to the terrible highlight reel the Knicks have created this season.   Related posts: Video: DeAndre Jordan finishes alley-oop over Brook Lopez Video: Chris Paul goes crazy on DeAndre Jordan for not shooting the ball…
  • Report: Mark Price expected to be named head coach of UNC-Charlotte

    J Will
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Legendary Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Mark Price is an assistant for the Charlotte Hornets. Many thought that Price would be on the fast track to a NBA head coaching job after his former team interviewed him. But after the Hornets lackluster season, the appeal for Price has gone down a bit. Now it looks like Price will get his first head coaching shot in the college ranks. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Price is expected to be named head coach of UNC-Charlotte.   Former Georgia Tech star and NBA point guard Mark Price has agreed to become the new coach at UNC Charlotte, sources…
  • WVU’s Daxter Miles Jr on Kentucky: “they’re gonna be 36-1 after Thursday night”

    J Will
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thursday night, the Sweet 16 portion NCAA Tournament will take place. The West Virginia Mountaineers are the next team in line to face off with the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. Head coach Bob Huggins I’m sure will have his team ready and confident for tonight’s game. Speaking of confidence, one Mountaineer player basically has told everyone to get ready to see Kentucky lose. Daxter Miles Jr told reporters on Wednesday that the Wildcats will be 36-1 after Thursday night.   West Virginia’s Daxter Miles Jr. on UK: “I give them them their props. Salute them to getting to…
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  • Best College Mascots Bracket 2nd Round Results: The Elite 8

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Yup, choosing the winning mascots was no easier this time around. But only the strongest mascots—and those with the flyest dance moves, obvi—can survive.   The bracket (click to enlarge) The matchups Bucky Badger vs. Superfrog Texas Christian University vs. University of Wisconsin BadgersWild badgers are nothing like this. They’re vicious, and they would have no problem eating a Horned Toad like Superfrog. Even as far as mascots go, Bucky is like his wild brethren: feisty. Superfrog is just too . . . nice. Bucky Badger has far more swagger. Winner: Bucky Badger…
  • Best College Mascots Bracket 1st Round Results: The Sweet 16

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Thirty-two teams. Thirty-two iconic college mascots. That first round was brutal (but we have a feeling it's only going to get harder from here!). Check out the first-round matchups and results below. The bracket (click to enlarge) The matchups Bucky Badger vs. Cowboy Joe University of Wisconsin vs. University of WyomingCowboy Joe is so stinkin’ cute. (Seriously, look at this picture. LOOK AT IT.) But cuteness doesn’t cut it against the surly, scrappy—not to mention idolized—Bucky Badger. Winner: Bucky Badger (University of Wisconsin Badgers) Superfrog vs. HokieBird…
  • Best College Mascots: The Definitive Bracket

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The oldest and the fiercest. The weirdest and the most loved. The lions, the tigers, and the bears . . . This is the end-all-be-all bracket of college mascots, as they go head to head for the simple—yet oh so powerful—title of “best.” Keep in mind this is a bracket for mascots only. It is not linked to actual March Madness teams, their mascots, or their tournament performance. For the next three weeks, it’ll come down to our own interpretation of each mascot battle. As to whether an anteater can actually trump an elephant—well, it will all come out in the…
  • Take Our Quiz! Which College Mascot Are You?

    Claire Carter
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Today marks the beginning of March Madness. In honor of the occasion, CollegeXpress is going to have a little fun and see just how much team spirit some of the top college mascots can conjure up. To get the festivities started, take our quiz and find out which college mascot you are!  
  • Missouri State Stands Behind Ailing Student Athlete

    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Missouri State University campus is typically awash in maroon and white, the school’s colors, but these days many students are decked out in orange. That’s because “BearWear Fridays” recently became “Allie Strong Fridays” in honor of Allie Alvstad, a Missouri State sophomore and softball player who was diagnosed with leukemia this past fall, and orange is the leukemia awareness color. Alvstad started the fall of 2014 like any other student after helping her team through a successful season the year before. But in September, she fell ill and was…
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  • Lacrosse Tryouts Tips

    Jack Carroll
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Take your lacrosse game to another level. In this guide you will find: What your coach expects of you and how to properly prepare Keys to success at the attack, defense, midfield, and goalie positions Downloadable guides that you can take with you anywhere Make your lacrosse tryouts a success this year by following our position by position training guide. CoachUp lacrosse coaches wrote these tips specifically for the athletes they coach. This guide breaks down all the individual skills team coaches are looking for by position. Our free, downloadable guides provide the lacrosse tips and…
  • 10 Things All New Sports Parents Should Know

    Janis Meredith
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture, and I had certainly had no idea what I was getting into. I figured it couldn’t be very hard to stand on the sidelines or sit in the bleachers cheering for your kid. But I soon learned that being your child’s cheerleader is not the hard part; it’s the stuff that surrounds the game that gets sticky. If you are new sports parents, or even just beginners, I want to warn you of what will most likely be ahead for you: You will see bad parenting I’m…
  • March Madness and The Coaches Who Lead Their Teams To It

    15 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The madness is taking over again! Each year, a fresh crop of young players compete in one of the greatest tournaments in sports. While players come and go, one thing remains more constant: the coaches who lead them there. We’ve compiled some interesting facts on March Madness coaches. Read up on their legacies, and if you’re looking to learn from someone with experience with the madness of March, find a basketball coach in your area today. The post March Madness and The Coaches Who Lead Their Teams To It appeared first on CoachUp Blog.
  • Why You Need a Private Coach

    Jack Carroll
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    A study by UCLA found that athletes who trained with a private coach performed much better and improved significantly more in several fitness categories than those who worked out alone in the gym. Check out the below infographic, and find a private coach in your area to help you start training on another level. Create Infographics The post Why You Need a Private Coach appeared first on CoachUp Blog.
  • When Your Child’s Competition Is On His Own Team

    Janis Meredith
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    Is your child playing on a team where he is competing against another player for a starting sport or for playing time? All three of my kids faced this situation at various times in middle and high school. My oldest daughter had a girl competing with her for her catching spot, my son had another QB trying to take his position from him, and my youngest daughter had another girl who desperately wanted her starting libero spot. All three of those competing teammates caused my kids many anxious moments. And all three of them made my kids better players. If your child finds himself competing with…
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    Kevin Krest
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    With my bracket in ruins, primarily because of the East Region where I have no chance to get additional points, I can now be totally objective when looking at the remaining games. Although it shouldn't be, the ACC getting five teams into the Sweet Sixteen has surprised some people. To me, I thought the Big 12 was really over-seeded in this tournament, so it is very surprising that they couldn't get more than two teams through to this point. With all of the upsets so far, it's a little hard to believe that there isn't more than the single double digit seed left, UCLA at 11 in the South Region.

    Kevin Krest
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    There has been a lot of controversy lately, especially on Tobacco Road with Duke and North Carolina experiencing different types of scandals. For the sake of this post, I'll focus on the UNC issue, particularly because it applies to virtually every major college football and basketball athletic program. In case you missed it, the University of North Carolina has been reeling the last couple of years from revelations that at least one academic department offered what amounted to sham classes that were designed to make it easier for student athletes to maintain their academic eligibility. S.L.

    Kevin Krest
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:42 am
    Even though the NCAA Tournament Committee did a pretty good job this year, there's always room for improvement, or there wouldn't be anything for people like me to write about. The primary complaint I have, and it's been a continuing trend, is the repeated dismissal of mid-major programs, despite success by those teams on the court. In many cases, they've even recorded big wins against quality power teams. Power Conferences: The seeding of Oklahoma third and Louisville fourth in the East, Georgetown fourth in the South, plus the inclusion of UCLA, LSU and Indiana at all, without even having…

    Kevin Krest
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    I've been asked to appear on a radio show Thursday morning to talk about what makes a good sports novel. As I researched the topic, I noticed almost every list of great novels about sports included a wide array of differing titles. Sure, "Friday Night Lights" and "Fever Pitch" seemed to be consensus favorites, but it was obvious that the perspective of the people doing the rating skewed the choices in a particular direction. Some lists appeared to favor great prose, as in "My Losing Season", by Pat Conroy, best known for "Prince of Tides" or "Paper Lion" by George Plimpton, considered one of…

    Kevin Krest
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    It has been reported that Denver quarterback and future first ballot hale of famer Peyton Manning will take a paltry $15 million next season, down from the $19 million specified in his contract. In case you've forgotten, Manning's playoff performance against the Colts was awful, particularly by his lofty standards. It was later released that he was suffering from a leg injury, which clearly would explain, at least partially, his subpar performance. But the former Super Bowl winner while with the Colts will turn 39 later this month, which might as well be 68 in any other profession. I have…
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    My Football Mentor: Football Training & Coaching Videos for Receivers, Quarterbacks, Running Backs

  • Building Unity Among Offensive Linemen

    Ty Palmer
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    Offensive linemen are a very unique and special group. It is a fraternity to coach and/or play offensive line. We as a whole tend to stand up for and defend each other at all costs even if we do not know the other guy. The only thing we have to know is he is a lineman like me. This is what makes coaching the offensive line so special yet so challenging at the same time. There are not many kids in the backyards and parks of America that dream of being a center on 4th and 1 in a state championship game and getting a pancake block that keeps the drive alive. If you find that kid, please call me…
  • Bet Against Me!

    Brad DeHaven
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
      In the video below, ”Only Two things You Can Do,” the Patriots receiver defies the critics who once questioned his ability to be a difference-maker in the NFL. He reads the 2009 post-draft report that labeled him “too small” and “a gimmick prospect,” all while showing how hard work and determination got him to where he is today. Never forget that It’s not the size of the man in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the man.   Visit CoachUp to learn more about the company that connects athletes with private coaches.
  • How to Master the 40 Yard Dash Start (Part II)

    Brad DeHaven
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:03 pm
      In the first article I showed you how to effectively arrange your muscles and joints in the optimal position of a sprint start, based on loads of real world evidence and sound scientific research. Now I’m going to show you how to properly transition from your established setup so that you can maximize your first step and subsequent acceleration to record faster times than you had before! There are 6 essential elements that will be discussed. I guarantee that if you master these you will get better.  Body Angle  Arm and Leg Sequencing  Double push-off  Spine snap  Stride Length…
  • Creating a Turnover Mentality Defense
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Becoming a turnover mentality defense is a lot more than just telling your players every once in a while we need to create more turnovers. Coaches need to practice and promote turnovers week in and week out to become that turnover machine defense that every team wants to be. By having days like “Turnover Tuesday” , or “Fumble Friday” makes the players realize, and gets them excited about creating turnovers. As a coach, show your players different ways to recognize and create a takeaway. When your players see your enthusiasm as they happen in practice, they will do everything they can…
  • CoachUp

    Brad DeHaven
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:21 pm
    CoachUp is a service that connects athletes with private coaches. We believe that private coaching is the secret to reaching the next level in sports + life. With thousands of coaches across the country, and hundreds of training sessions happening every day, we are the nation’s leading private coaching company. We are also a team of athletes and coaches, including our founders, Jordan Fliegel (basketball) and Arian Radmand (sailing). And we are dedicated to our mission: help kids change the trajectory of their lives through sports. Link to CoachUP…
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  • NBA Betting: Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers Prediction

    Aaron Ryan
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Portland Trail Blazers will travel to the US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns. Action begins at 10:00 pm ET on Friday, Mar. 27 and can be seen on CSN-NW and FSN-AZ.The Suns are are hoping for a better outcome after their 108-99 loss to the Kings on Wednesday. Markieff Morris was the team’s leading scorer with 24 points. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, are coming off a 92-89 win against the Jazz on Wednesday. Damian Lillard claimed his fifth double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 assists.Both teams have won a game in the season series. The Trail Blazers had the…
  • NHL Prediction: Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild

    Adam Burke
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Matchup: Calgary Flames at Minnesota WildDate/Time: March 27, 8:00 p.m. ETTV: Sportsnet West, FOX Sports-Wisconsin, FOX Sports-NorthNHL Betting Odds From BetOnline SportsbookMoneyline: Minnesota -170Total: 5It should be a playoff-like atmosphere at Xcel Energy Center on Friday night when the Minnesota Wild host the Calgary Flames. Both teams are desperately fighting for points in the crowded Western Conference standings. The Flames and Wild both control their own destiny, though the path seems a little bit easier for the Flames, who can simply finish within the top three in their division…
  • Revisiting the MLB Season Win Totals

    Adam Burke
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    It’s been over a month since Adam Burke’s MLB Season Win Total series came out. Those that jumped in right away have been rewarded with some line moves, while other lines have moved against you as a result of injuries or a difference of opinion from limit bettors. With Spring Training coming to a close next week and Opening Day on April 5, it’s a good time to take a look at the win totals line movements and update each team’s pick based on their current situation. These will be posted just as the win totals were, alphabetically by division. The original win totals write-ups are…
  • CBI Championship Game Prediction: Loyola Chicago Ramblers vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

    Aaron Ryan
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    It will be a matchup between two of the nation’s top scoring defenses when the Loyola Chicago Ramblers (18-12) play against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (20-11) in the Championship of the CBI tournament at Joseph J. Gentile Arena. The game gets underway at 8:00 pm ET on Monday, Mar. 30.The Ramblers were victorious over Seattle 63-48 in the semifinals. With 21 points and three assists, Christian Thomas recorded his first double-double this season. The Warhawks, meanwhile, are coming off a 71-65 win over Vermont in the semifinals. Majok Deng shot 5-for-11 and led in scoring with 11…
  • Thursday Night March Madness Sweet Sixteen College Basketball Matchups

    Charles Jay
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Kentucky Wildcats vs. West Virginia Mountaineers, 9:45 PM ET @ Cleveland NCAA Tournament Odds at Vietbet: Kentucky -13.5, Total 136.5– Kentucky has had a couple of meetings with West Virginia in the last five years; most recently beating the Mountaineers 71-63 in 2011. They shot just 37% against Cincinnati, but still won by a 64-51 margin. It would seem Kentucky, which allows just 35% shooting, could bottle up West Virginia, which is just 41% accurate from the field. Lots of big edges on paper, except that the Mountaineers have the chance to turn the tables on any team with their…
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    Simply Swim Blog

  • How To Prepare A Race Plan

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:49 am
    You wouldn’t go into an exam without preparation and a swimming meet should be no different. Many swimmers neglect to implement a clear race strategy prior to meets and this can be the difference between success and failure. The battle for the podium no longer starts in the pool, but weeks beforehand when a race plan is formulated. This will ensure when the big day comes you have every possible advantage over your opponents. So what elements should be included in your race plan? My coach and I always include the following: Food and nutrition - It’s vital to find the right dietary…
  • Benefits of Very Short High Velocity Training

    Richard Watts
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    This blog is courtesy of Tony MacGuiness – Owner of Neurotech swimming who is also mentor to head coach and owner of The Swim Guru Richard Watts In a report to the Bio-mechanics and Medicine in Swimming VII (pp. 201-207) by Mujika, I., Busson, T., Geyssant, A., & Chatard, J. C. (1996) – Training content and its effects on performance in 100 and 200 m swimmers. J. P. Troup, A. P. Hollander, D. Strasse, S. W. Trappe, J. M. Cappaert, & T. A. Trappe (Eds.), stated the following: “Relationships between the average intensity of a training session, training volume, training…
  • Speedo Splashshine: A Swimsuit Review

    Emma Beckham
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    This swimsuit definitely dispels any myths that function and fashion cannot be combined.  The Speedo Splashshine One Piece is part of the Ladies Speedo Sculpture range which seems to have been pigeonholed to serve ladies-that-lunch or spa weekenders.  After wearing this swimming costume for a week, swimming a mile a day, I beg to differ. Without a doubt, this well styled swimsuit certainly fits the bill for a girl’s weekend away, thanks to its beautiful ruching detail on the front, a cross-over gathered bust, tummy control and bust support.  I have always steered clear of the U back…
  • Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer X – Now At Simply Swim

    Emma Beckham
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    FEEL the water, FEEL the speed and FEEL fast in the NEW Fastskin LZR Racer X from Speedo. This fantastic racing suit offers a performance system that works with your body to really FEEL in tune with the water. Extensive global research, aided by input from elite athletes, has helped to create a suit that offers increased compression, maximum comfort and improved sensitivity. Professional British swimmers James Guy and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor in the new LZR Racer X suits. The Fina Approved Speedo LZR Racer X has been developed using extensive 3D scanning of elite athletes all over the…
  • Just Launched – Speedo Fastskin LZR Racer X

    Robyn Caldwell
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    Today Speedo are launching the brand new Fastskin LZR Racer X suits for men and women. This range of swimwear has been engineered to help swimmers feel their fastest. The development of the suits has involved analyses of the physical and psychological aspects of competitive swimming with over 330 elite swimmers and 20 swimming experts from 26 countries. To get a taster of this great new swimwear then check out these teaser videos! Shop the LZR Racer X now at
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  • Watch Star Sports 4 Online

    Azeem Ud Din
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
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  • Cricket World Cup 2015 TV Broadcasters (USA, UK)

    Azeem Ud Din
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    The independent agency Cricket tournament 2015 is being together hosted by Australia and New island and can formally be launched through a live international broadcast from the Wellington event. the planet cup tournament was last compete in each countries in 1992 and was one among st the foremost viewed international sports events within the world. This time, Australia and New island can host forty nine matches over forty four days in February and March in 2015.ICC Cricket tournament 2015 TV BroadcastersThe two mega channels of recent island ar Sky Sports one and Sky Sports a…
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    Sport Seasons Blog

  • Happy Air Max Day! 3-26-2015 #AirMaxDay

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Happy #AirMaxDay Everybody! What’s Air Max Day, you ask? Air Max Day is a special occasion set apart to acknowledge the advent of Nike Air cushioning technology and its place in the pantheon of modern running shoes. Today we all wear our Nike Air Maxes with pride (and style) to commemorate this stride in the sport and culture we love. It all started in 1987 with the release of the Nike Air Max 1. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, a promising young designer with a knack for innovation, and inspired by a love of architecture, the world’s first visible Nike Air unit made it’s debut.
  • Kids Rock Nashville: The Nashville Kids Marathon

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The Nashville Kids Marathon!   Okay, so maybe I am a little bit biased when it comes to this event. Marathons are a passion of mine so it only makes sense that I love the mini version of it that Nashville has for the kids, The Nashville Kids Rock Marathon. It is Sunday April 26, 2015. I have tried not to push this on my kids, basically so I don’t end up being that parent forcing their children to share my hobbies. However this year, they are all participating! (Willingly, by the way!) Many schools across middle Tennessee have programs in place with the Physical Education department…
  • Time For the Ninth Annual Richland Creek Run!

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Join us on Saturday, April 4th for The Ninth Annual Richland Creek Run! It’s is a certified 5 mile course that runs through the Richland Creek Greenway and Sylvan Park. We love the Richland Creek Greenway – it’s where our Sport Seasons Running Club runs each Saturday. The race benefits The Greenways of Nashville, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and protection of Nashville’s greenways. The Greenways are paths that link schools, shopping areas, trails, parks, and neighborhoods together. They are a great way to add beauty and convenience to our city. The…
  • 5 Mistakes New (and Old) Runners Make

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Throughout my years of running I have seen so many little mistakes new runners make, that unfortunately derail them from moving forward in their training plan. It can be very deflating to have all of the right intentions and then lose steam. So I thought I would share with you the mistakes I see, and some that I have made myself. 1. Wearing the wrong shoes. There is no question that shoes matter. Wearing the wrong fit or even size of a shoe can cause pain and injury. It is worth the investment to find the right shoe for you. 2. Comparing Yourself to Others. One of the things I love about…
  • The Hot Chocolate 15k – Running and Chocolate? Yes please!

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:45 pm
    This past Saturday I ran the Hot Chocolate 15K for the second year in a row. I was prepared for the cold because last year was painfully cold. We parked too far away and got out of the car too early, two mistakes I didn’t make again. This year I also came prepared in my Feetures! merino wool socks so my feet wouldn’t feel like little pads of ice like they did last year. This is a fairly hilly 9.3 miles and I knew it would be a good training run for me in the midst of my training for the Nashville Full Marathon. First I have to say that I LOVE the jacket we got instead of a race shirt. It…
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    Women Play Ball

  • Prolific Season Comes to Close as Saints Ousted From Final Four

    edward helb
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Boxscore SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A record setting season in more ways than one came to an end Wednesday night as the Limestone Saints (34-2) saw their 33-game win streak snapped at the hands of the Cal Baptist Lancers (29-6) in the NCAA Division II Final Four, 85-67. Limestone’s win streak, tied with Division I University of Connecticut for the longest win streak at any NCAA level, was ended by a streaky CBU club that shot 45-percent from the field, while the Saints suffered through one of their poorest shooting performances of the year. The Blue & Gold connected on just 35-percent…
  • Wolverines drop midweek twin bill at No. 2 Oregon

    edward helb
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
    The contests marked a rematch from last year’s NCAA Regional contest between the Wolverines and Ducks.  Box Score 1 Box Score 2 EUGENE, Ore. – In a rematch of last year’s NCAA Regional in Eugene, the Utah Valley University softball dropped a doubleheader to No. 2 Oregon on Wednesday evening at Howe Field.Thanks to a five-run sixth, the Ducks (28-3) took game one by a score of 9-1 in six innings and held on to shutout the Wolverines (12-22) in the second, 3-0.Despite the pair of losses, UVU doubled up Oregon in the hit column in the second game and it took a late rally in the…
  • Siena Women’s Basketball Beats Mercer, Heads to WBI Championship

    edward helb
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Magnificent Seven March On to WBI Title Game LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – A year after winning just nine games and being predicted to finish 10th in this season’s MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, Siena Women’s Basketball will play for a national postseason tournament championship. The Saints wrote the latest chapter in their improbable storybook season with a 65-54 win over Mercer in the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational at the ARC. The first women’s basketball team in MAAC history to win three national postseason tournament games, Siena (22-12) will play…
  • Pair of Shutouts Earn Pacific Sweep of Beacons

    edward helb
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Game One Box Score Game Two Box Score EUGENE, Ore. – The Boxers completed a four-game season sweep of Northwest Christian with a pair of shutout victories over the Beacons on Wednesday at James Park. The Boxers topped the Beacons 3-0 in the opener, before taking game two by a score of 5-0. Marissa Reichard (Jr., Forest Grove, Ore.) dazzled in the circle as she picked up a win in game one, while Allie Sims (So., Puyallup, Wash.) earned a win in the second game. At the plate, Kylee Oshiro (Sr., Aiea, Hawaii) finished the day with a pair of two-hit games. Game One: Pacific 3, Northwest…
  • Molloy Women’s Lacrosse Edged by #17 Dowling, 13-12

    edward helb
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Box Score BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. – On Wednesday evening, the Molloy College women’s lacrosse team fell to #17 Dowling College in Brookhaven, N.Y. by the final score of 13-12. With the win, the Golden Lions improved to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the East Coast Conference, while the Lions fell to 3-4 (0-2 ECC). After Dowling went up 1-0 two minutes into the contest, Molloy reeled off four straight goals over a four-minute span. Sophomore midfielder Cooper Sesselman(Lindenhurst, N.Y.) netted the first two of those four goals, while graduate studentShannon Defliese (Garden City, N.Y.) and…
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  • Rating The Wild’s Second Half Acquisitions

    Ben Gislason
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    I know most who are reading this think this is going to be a blog entirely about the season saving rise of Devan Dubnyk. He does indeed deserve the wealth of the credit for the Wild’s resurgence into a playoff spot. Yet there are more pieces to the intricate puzzle that we now call the
  • Rangers Keep Rolling

    18 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    The Rangers have been playing their best hockey all year lately. It doesn’t seem to matter who’s in the lineup or not they don’t skip a beat. Last week we received news that Kevin Klein, who’s been playing great all year will miss about a month due to an upper body injury. This raised some
  • Why do the Penguins lack Composure?

    Robert Slavinsky
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    The Penguins were stomped by the Detroit Redwings 5-1 this past Sunday, and while the defeat once again showed the lack of scoring depth the Penguins actually possess, it also was a game that shone a spotlight on Pittsburgh’s biggest issue, composure. So many fans want to find a scape-goat for the Penguins constant lack
  • NHL Rumors 09/03/15

    9 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today’s NHL rumors on the Blues, Leafs, Islanders, Coyotes and more: Multiple reports indicate Vladimir Tarasenko could command approximately $6-million per year on his next deal with the St. Louis Blues. Sportsnet reports the Braydon Coburn return for a non-rental trade changed the asking price between the Leafs and Red Wings regarding Dion Phaneuf. Sportsnet also reports the
  • 2015 Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

    Peter Rossi
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    As it comes with every NHL season, the trade deadline leads to mass quantities of rumors, speculation, and the occasional false report. This year, many felt it would be a quiet deadline with the amount of activity teams were involved in before March 2nd. But that was anything but the case, and there was a
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    Sports Journey

  • The Washington Nationals’ Internal Arms Race

    Ryan Greenhill
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
      Spring training is winding down and it’s time for the Washington Nationals to make their long awaited homecoming from Viera, Fl. The biggest question mark coming out of Nats camp has been: Who will take the mound for the home opener against the New York Mets on April 6, 2015? The club announced Monday morning that the newly acquired $210 million dollar man, Max Scherzer, would take to the hill against New York. In a dominant outing today against the St. Louis Cardinals, Scherzer racked up nine K’s and allowed three hits in six shutout innings. This impressive stat line included the…
  • Wizards: Sleep Walking to the End

    Lake Lewis Jr
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    The Washington Wizards are in a precarious situation as the NBA regular season comes down to the final three weeks. They can either limp into the NBA Playoffs and get bounced in the opening round (which seems to be the course in which this ship is steering) or, they can salvage a season that had so much hope and expectations. One thing is clear however… this is not the team that made a huge dent in last year’s Eastern Conference Playoffs. This 2014-2015 team, save for the steady emergence of point guard John Wall as one of the NBA’s elite players, has not lived up to the…
  • Jacksonville Jaguars Changing the Culture

    Dujunnea Bland
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    The Jacksonville Jaguars have been at the bottom of the NFL heap for the past eight years. Their last winning season was under then Head coach Jack Del Rio when they went 11-5, losing in the divisional round of the playoffs to the New England Patriots. In 2013, current Head Coach Gus Bradley’s first year, the Jaguars had a record of 4-12. Last season they ended with one less win at 3-13. The good news is that in 2014, General Manager David Caldwell set out to change the culture of this organization. In the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Jacksonville had the third pick and with it,…
  • NHRA : Points Leader Shawn Langdon will Race Four-Wide Nationals

    Dujunnea Bland
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    (©Jerry Foss / Associated Press) Alan Johnson Racing (AJR) will have an entry at this weekend’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. This is the fourth race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. The team is still in a search for a major sponsor after losing its funding a month before the start of the 2015 season. The Knuckle Sandwich/AJPE Toyota Top Fuel Dragster driven by 2013 Mello Yello champion Shawn Langdon has delivered some knuckle sandwiches to the field. Langdon won the season’s opening race in Pomona, Calif. at the Car Quest Auto Parts…
  • Capitals Can’t Match Season Long Four Game Win Streak

    Will Hirsch
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
      The Capitals came in to tonight’s game versus the Winnipeg Jets looking to tie their season-long four game win streak. Washington had won seven straight games versus the Jets, but fell to the Jets 3-0. The Jets’ defenseman, Marc Stuart, got things started with just his second goal of the season. Stuart’s first goal in 59 games came 11:48 into the game when he snuck behind the Capitals’ defense and was able to one-time a shot, past goaltender Braden Holtby. In the second period, Jets’ center Mark Scheifele put the home team up 2-0 when he caught the Caps puck watching and was…
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  • 10 Seed Ohio State Against VCU Thursday

    16 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Ohio State finished their season with 23 wins including 11 in the Big Ten conference, earning them a 10 seed in the NCAA tournament West Region. The quarterfinal loss in the Big Ten tournament was a little unpleasant for the Buckeyes but they still got a decent spot in March Madness. They are now scheduled to play Thursday against 7th seed Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Portland Oregon. VCU had a record of 26-9 and played in the Atlantic 10 conference were they went 12-6. They also won the conference championship, beating Dayton 71-65 on Sunday.
  • Reeves, Tanner and Bogard Finish Careers With Injuries

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:18 am
    Three promising Ohio State football players with end their football careers due to ongoing injury issues. Devan Bogard, a junior special teams player, has had three major knee injuries during his career at Ohio State and is unable to continue playing. Ron Tanner, a fourth year safety, injured his foot this last season in the game against Cincinnati and it will not heel. And Armani Reeves, a junior starting nickel back, has ongoing anxiety from concussions he has suffered. The players will remain on scholarship but will not count against the schools limit because of a medical hardship waiver.
  • Devin Smith Is Projected As a First Round NFL Selection

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Devin Smith finished the season with a team high 931 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns and is now being considered a first round pick in the Spring NFL draft. Always the big player receiver, he really caught fire against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship, catching 3 touchdowns on 4 passes for 137 yards. Cardale Jones was starting for the first time and having Smith out there catching big touchdowns, made his work a lot easier. Smith is now at the NFL combine and is having a hard time believing how high he has moved up the board for a number of teams.
  • Tony Alford Sees Opportunity At Ohio State

    9 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    Tony Alford saw the opportunity at Ohio State to develop from a running backs coach into a head coach under Urban Meyer, and that is one reason he took the running backs coach position with the Buckeyes. A Notre Dame RBs coach the last six years, Alford is taking over the OSU job today after Stan Drayton moved onto the NFL. Also a recruiting coordinator for the Fighting Irish, the Colorado State running back turned coach, hopes to learn under Meyer and develop into a head coach. His recruiting skills led Notre Dame to have the 6th best recruiting class in the country this year.
  • Damon Arnette Makes Last Minute Switch to Ohio State

    3 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Florida St Thomas Aquinas recruit Damon Arnette was committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks before an official visit to Columbus this past weekend. After the visit the defensive back switched from SC to Ohio State and is ready to sign with the Buckeyes on Wednesday, National Signing Day. Minutes after the visit he still favored South Carolina but over the next two days he made the decision that OSU was a better place for him to be. Michigan finished 3rd, much better than their season in the Big Ten.
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  • Thirsty Thursday 2015 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen Free Picks

    David Grant
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
    (Note that Trifecta Thursday will return next week – it will be okay, the horses never stop running. Until then, enjoy some free NCAA Tournament picks.) NCAA Tournament 2015 Round of 16, March 26-27 West Virginia vs. Kentucky (-13.5) Kentucky is due to blow out a team before it gets serious and having a few... Read more » Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • Is Chip Kelly a Genius or Idiot? OWR Wednesday Mailbag!

    David Grant
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Welcome to the Wednesday OWR Mailbag! Have a question about betting, sports, pop culture or tacos? This week we cover the four degrees of porn, essential household items, and Chip Kelly’s running backs obsession. Email us at I was on the bus and am pretty sure a 12 year-old boy was watching porn on... Read more » Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • March Madness + Brackets + Cheerleader = WIN

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    College Basketball cheerleaders…you will be honored. Lets not talk to much, because honestly…if your reading this text…something is wrong with you. So lets jump right to the gallery. FYI…if your in the Market for a new sportsbook…check out our Top Online Sportsbooks.  These links help support OWR. ***   Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • Teaser Tuesday: NCAA Tournament 2015 Sweet Sixteen Favorites

    David Grant
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    What an opening round and just like that we are down to Kentucky and 15 other teams left to compete for the 2015 NCAA Tournament Championship. Of course to get there, you first have to make it to the Final Four. Here’s a look at each region and who we like. Midwest Region: (1) Kentucky... Read more » Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
  • Super Saturday: NCAA Tournament 2015 Free Picks, Arizona Wildcats vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, Kentucky Wildcats vs. Cincinnati Bearcats, Villanova vs. N.C. State and more…

    David Grant
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
    NCAA Tournament 2015 Round of 32, Saturday March 21st, 2015 6 Xavier Musketeers (-6.5) vs. 14 Georgia State Panthers Tough game with a tough spread; Georgia State just feels right in this one and these games have been so close that this is a lot of points. PICK: Georgia State (+6.5) *** 4 North Carolina... Read more » Read More at Top Online Sportsbook Reviews, Free NFL Picks, Sports Betting Advice, Guides -
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  • How to Get Your School Work and Assignments Organized

    High School Illustrated
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Learning how to focus and get something done is about more than just good grades — it’s the foundation for success in life. Mastering the skills of getting organized, staying focused, and seeing work through to the end will help in just about everything you do. Get Organized Organization is the first step. It makes everything else a little easier. Keep your assignments and class information together in binders, notebooks, or folders that are organized by subject. You might want to set up a file drawer at home to keep track of research, returned assignments, and other things you want…
  • Guardians of the World: Young Victors of the CSAW Competition

    High School Illustrated
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    By Yasmeen Alshabasy On November 14th at 2 o’clock, John Doe was found dead in his apartment, and there was a breach at a retail store, Bullseye. There were no visible clues, but an Android mobile phone was collected at the scene and passed to Umesh Padia, Kent Ma and Jonathan Ni for forensic analysis. They knew that Black Collar Crime, a crime organization, was responsible for the violation and that the primary attacker, Catherine Silver, fled the country. Black Collar Crime isn’t only interested in stealing credit card information from stores, but also more violent crimes, such…
  • How Lexie Scott Made a Name for Herself in High School Football

    High School Illustrated
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    By Madeline Stokell Lexie Scott is a senior at St. Francis Catholic High School in Gainesville, Florida. For years, she has defied the odds by making her way in a male-dominated sport, football. Now, she’s a kicker on the Wolve’s Varsity team. High School Illustrated talked with Lexie to see just how she got to where she is today. How does it feel for you to be a role model? It’s surreal. You grow up being inspired by others and never expect to be someone else’s inspiration. My decision to play football was purely based on enjoying the game I love, but it soon turned…
  • Paul Thiergartner – Deafness is No Barrier

    High School Illustrated
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    The Silent Strength of Teamwork By Russell O. Karr The short jog from the locker room to the practice field at the beginning of a new high school lacrosse season is usually just an insignificant event. But it can be a gauntlet of anxiety and questioning if you are the only deaf player heading into your first practice with new, unfamiliar teammates. You know that your new teammates have played together from grade school to high school, have joked and jostled and with each other for years, and all live in a world with speech. How will you communicate? Will you be accepted and not bullied like…
  • Michelle Mazza: When You Throw, Throw Hard

    High School Illustrated
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    Michelle Mazza Overcomes Challenges Early in Life By Norma Palacios and Bianca Olvera Lopez Helping people is a long-term goal for Ocean Township High School (NJ) senior track and field star Michelle Mazza. Her courageous accomplishments in sports and life in the face of difficult medical challenges have focused Mazza on a medical career to help others as she has been helped in her personal struggle. Her medical challenges surfaced in July of 2013 while on a trip to Niagara Falls with her parents and brother. Michelle’s mother, Dara, explained the event. “We originally thought…
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  • Report Card 2015: Spike Albrecht

    Alejandro Zúñiga
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    During Big Ten Media Day in October, Spike Albrecht seemed content with being Michigan’s most experienced backup. But his role changed quickly, as injuries to Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton made the junior the team’s only healthy veteran in the backcourt. Albrecht made 18 starts and played in 31 games, averaging 7.5 points and 3.9 assists. And it was his distribution that quickly became his biggest forte. He had a season-high nine assists against Syracuse in December — including a behind-the-back dish for a Ricky Doyle dunk — and polished off the evening with a go-ahead three-pointer…
  • Video: Jon Teske Junior Season Scouting Highlights

    Dylan Burkhardt
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    We compiled footage of class of 2016 Michigan commitment Jon Teske’s junior season at Medina and edited it into a five minute scouting video to show off some of his strengths and weaknesses before AAU play begins. Strengths Teske is a legitimate 7-footer and that size and length translates into shot blocking ability. He’s a good defender around the rim and moves well from side to side to serve as a help defender. Teske doesn’t have a vast arsenal of post moves, but he’s very capable of executing his set of base moves. He routinely catches the ball on the block and makes a quick…
  • Class of 2015 big man Mike Edwards hearing from Michigan

    Dylan Burkhardt
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Class of 2015 big man Mike Edwards averaged just four points per game as junior at John Glenn, but a summer of hard work, a new coach and improved play on the court has yielded him plenty of options at the next level as his senior season draws to a close. He’s emerged under new John Glenn coach Rod Watts and is now averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds per game. Edwards has picked up high major offers from Georgia, Kansas State and Nebraska in the last month and has started to hear in earnest from John Beilein, Bacari Alexander and the Michigan coaching staff. “I want to say around…
  • Notebook: Jaylen Brown, Mike Edwards visit Michigan

    Dylan Burkhardt
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    As expected, five-star wing Jaylen Brown made his official visit to Ann Arbor last week. Brown arrived on campus on Wednesday afternoon for his fifth and final official visit. Brown has also taken official visits to Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA and North Carolina. Georgia and Georgia Tech also remain in the equation as the home state schools. Michigan hasn’t been recruiting Brown as long as others, but had its full opportunity to make a pitch to Brown, who was originally attracted to Michigan due to a number of family connections to the state and the school. Brown followed the trip to…
  • Report: Jeff Meyer ‘in the equation’ for Liberty head coaching job

    Dylan Burkhardt
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer is in the mix for Liberty University’s head coaching position. The coaching job search and rumors site HoopDirt also hinted that Meyer would interview at Liberty. Meyer coached Liberty from 1981 through 1997, guiding the Flames from NAIA to Division I and earning a trip to the NCAA tournament in 1994. He left Liberty under pressure from a new administration to reach a higher level, one that the Flames haven’t quite met since. Former Liberty coach, Dale Layer, was fired on March 5th and had an…
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  • North Carolina vs Wisconsin: Follow Live Video, Scores

    Sporting Alert Staff
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) -- The North Carolina Tar Heels will meet the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA Tournament March Madness Sweet 16 on Thursday at 7:47 PM ET at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. The post North Carolina vs Wisconsin: Follow Live Video, Scores appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • Listen Live Audio Stream of Champs 2015 Day 3 Schedule

    By Gary Smith, Track and Field Contributor
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) -- Day three of the 2015 ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships continues at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Thursday. The post Listen Live Audio Stream of Champs 2015 Day 3 Schedule appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • Xavier-Arizona: NCAA Sweet 16 Matchups, Live TV Channel

    By College Basketball Contributor
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:24 am
    Xavier will face the Arizona in the NCAA Tournament March Madness Sweet 16 on Thursday at 10:17 PM ET at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. The post Xavier-Arizona: NCAA Sweet 16 Matchups, Live TV Channel appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • ISSA Boys and Girls Champs Results, Points Standings-Day 2

    By Gary Smith, Track and Field Contributor
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Jamaica College and Hydel High are leading the points standings after three finals at the 2015 ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Champs at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Wednesday. The post ISSA Boys and Girls Champs Results, Points Standings-Day 2 appeared first on SportingAlert.
  • Watch Australia v India World Cup Live Stream Semis

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:32 pm
    SYDNEY (Sporting Alert) -- Australia won the toss captain Michael Clarke says the co-host will bat first in their World Cup semifinals against defending champions India at Sydney. The post Watch Australia v India World Cup Live Stream Semis appeared first on SportingAlert.
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    Visitors Section

  • NFL Veterans Combine: The Visitors Section

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    This week on the Visitors Section the guys find out that there is such a thing as an NFL Veterans Combine where dreams apparently go to die. Sure some people think it’s sad but there are bright spots. Take Darren and Rick are going to jail for example. And then of course there's Chris Borland... Can't forget Chris Borland… 
  • Marcus Mariota: The Visitors Section

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Tonight on the Visitors Section the guys host a special backyard porch edition of the show. The guys try their hardest not talk about NFL Free Agency and the impending NFL Draft. Instead they turn their attention to Mike's unlucky red underwear, the chipmonk episode and the reason why they don't have friends. 
  • The Visitors Section: NFL Free Agency Madness (Street Edition)

    10 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This week on a special episode the guy talk all the NFL Free Agency madness and breakdown the moves, trades and what it means for your favorite team. The New York Jets have made sensible moves while the Dallas Cowboys have remained largely quiet. Is this about to change? Find out now!
  • The Visitors Section: The Impending NFL Draft

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    This week on a special live edition the guys get you ready for the impending NFL Draft. There's NFL Free Agency talk along will all the silliness you've come to expect from your favorite source for sports comedy on the net! *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 why potato locos are not an acceptable replacemnet for your choice of taco or bean and cheese burrito. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party…
  • The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh Show: Combine

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:30 pm
    This week on a special exclusive trinity crossover zero issue of the Visitors Section forward slash The Josh and Mike Mike and Josh show the guys find themselves at Combine. How you ask? Listen to find out! *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 why potato locos are not an acceptable replacemnet for your choice of taco or bean and cheese burrito. *All audience members must be at least 18 years old. Everyone in your party must present a…
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  • New Themes: Saga and Satellite

    Caroline Moore
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s take a look at our two newest free themes, Saga and Satellite: Saga Saga, designed by the talented Justin Tadlock, is a theme tailor-made for writers, by a writer. The theme’s impeccable typography and attention to detail make for an enjoyable reading experience, and with support for large featured images and multiple post formats, Saga is flexible enough to be used as a photoblog, a personal journal, or a tumblelog. Read more about Saga on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes! Satellite…
  • Press Publish Livestream

    Andrea Middleton
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Kathy Cano-Murillo will present on how she became A DIY Success. Press Publish, the very first blogging conference organized by, will be held in Portland, Oregon, this Saturday. (Psst! We’ll be in Phoenix hosting Press Publish on April 18th, 2015.) Erick Prince-Heaggans will present Around the World in 80 Posts. Because this is the first event of its kind, we’re eager to get as much feedback from attendees as possible. And since it’s not always easy for people to travel to attend conferences, we’ve decided to bring Press Publish Portland to you (or at least to your…
  • This April in Blogging U.: The Return of Writing 101!

    Michelle W.
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This April, we’ll be offering Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit. Writing 101 is a write-every-day challenge designed to help you create a writing habit and push you as a writer, while publishing posts that mesh with your blog’s focus. What is Writing 101? Writing 101 is a four-week course that runs from Monday, April 6, to Friday, May 1, 2015. Each weekday, you’ll get an assignment that includes a writing prompt and an optional “twist”; prompts are your topic inspiration for the day, while twists push you to experiment with writing techniques and tools. Who else is…
  • New Themes: Resonar and Scrawl

    Takashi Irie
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Theme Thursday, all! Today I’m pleased to present two new free themes designed especially for longform writing. Resonar Designed by yours truly, Resonar is an elegant blog theme with full-screen Featured Images. It’s perfect for blogs about fashion, food, or design, and the layout works especially well for longform features with large images. The combination of gorgeous images and beautiful typography creates posts that make an immediate visual impact. Read more about Resonar on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes. Scrawl Scrawl,…
  • Websites for the Win: Four Home Pages

    Michelle W.
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    We love blogs, but we love websites, too. Small businesses, personal portfolios, non-profit organizations, government websites — bring ‘em on! These four sites are each beautiful, effective, and built on Sandyfoot Farm Purple carrots, green grass, red tomatoes — rather than clashing, the images on Sandyfoot Farm’s site suggest abundance and health. Popular free theme Sela is the perfect backdrop for these Virginia farmers’ vibrant vegetables. Sela‘s built-in “front page” template gives them space for a welcome note and and…
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  • March Madness Brackets

    ALH Catalina
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:12 pm
    With March Madness here what better way than getting your personal bracket ready than by taking a peak of some professional athletes’ brackets who are participating in an exclusive charity fundraiser. “Charity Madness” hosted by FantasyHub is an online fantasy sports site that utilizes games as contests for organizations like charities. Approximately 26 professional athletes like Bo Jackson, LoLo […]
  • Training at Alliance MMA with George Castro

    ALH David
    23 Dec 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Meet George Castro – and see what it takes to train with the likes of Brand Vera, Dominic Cruz and even the talented NFL’s Vincent Brown  aside from many more. MMA Trainer George Castro steps us through his growth, hardships and what he looks to in the future. “Who cares what anybody else thinks. If […]
  • In Landon’s Honor

    ALH David
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:21 pm
    With the help of more clubs, worldwide player attention, and the rebranding, the MLS is getting a facelift. Amidst the changes the LA Galaxy has astonished its fans with a 5th MLS cup win, making it the first soccer franchise to reach this feat. In addition, Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy’s #10 will be retiring this year. […]
  • “How To” muay thai fighting stance with world champion & mother: Julie Kitchen

    ALH Team
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    It’s always good to be prepared. The no. 1 ladies Muay Thai Boxing Champion from Cornwall, UK Julie Kitchen holds 14x World titles. She is a fighter, trainer, ambassador for Muay Thai Womens Boxing and mother of twin daughters Amber and Allaya aged 13 yrs. Who by the way are both british no1. As an […]
  • Gabrielle Union Video Bombs Dwayne Wade. Ouch!

    ALH Catalina
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    If you ever thought having your parents cheering you on at your high school or college games was embarrassing try being an NBA player with a wife that sits court side and can be heard a mile away. Some would say that the spousal support court side is great and encouraging while others would say it’s severely annoying. […]
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    UNPACKIN’ it with Bryce Johnson

  • Football Dangers & Players Walking Away Early

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Ed Uszynski joins Bryce to discuss 49ers’ linebacker, Chris Borland, retiring from the NFL after one season because of concussion concerns. The guys also put these questions UNDER REVIEW:   Will there be a trend in other players leaving the NFL early? Should fans have compassion for players when we all experience danger in life? Should players who leave early be celebrated or criticized? Will  the NFL eventually go the way of boxing and soccer take over football? Will parents prevent their kids from playing football?   With a PhD in American Culture Studies,…
  • FAITH & SPORTS MINUTE: Paying Attention to Play Calls

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    With March Madness in full swing, watching the incredible amount of games coming down to the final play is a lot of fun. College basketball places a big emphasis on coaches and how involved they are throughout the whole game…especially at the end. The coach draws up plays, encourages the team, and points out what needs to be done in order to win. After the coach gives the plan, the players are supposed to go out and execute it. However, too often we see players run onto the floor and do their own thing – instead of complete the plays called by their coach. When it comes to life…
  • 50-MINUTE SHOW: Should Fans Fund College Players, Justin Forsett Stays & Chip Kelly Sees Big Picture

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    This week’s 50-Minute show unpacks the idea of fans financially helping collegiate athletes, so they stay in school…Justin Forsett signing a 3-year contract with the Ravens…and a faith thought involving Chip Kelly’s crazy and confusing week with NFL free agency. UNPACK 50 MINUTE SHOW MARCH 13
  • 25-MINUTE SHOW: NFL Free Agency, Renaldo Wynn & Nick Saban Loses Election

    13 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Renaldo Wynn, a 13-year NFL veteran and member of Joe Gibbs’ ministry, Game Plan for Life, joins Bryce to share about his days dealing with NFL free agency. Bryce also brings his BEST stories of the week, including Nick Saban finishing third in Alabama’s student body president election. 25MINUTEUNPACK
  • Should Fans Fund Collegiate Athletes?

    13 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Ed Uszynski joins Bryce to discuss whether or not fans should financially help athletes stay in college. The guys also put these questions UNDER REVIEW:   Are fans loyal enough to their colleges that they are willing to help in any way possible? Should fans have control over players staying or leaving college? What happens if a big booster puts in millions?   With a PhD in American Culture Studies, Ed Uszynski is a long-time staff member at Athletes in Action. UNPACK50SEGMENT3  
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    Sonoma County Sports Fans

  • SoCo Sports Fans 03-28-2015

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    "Diamond" We talk Warrors with Diamond Leung from the San Jose Merc! Plus which Baseball teams are the most profitable? And will the Sharks make the play offs?
  • SoCo Sports Fans 03-21-2015

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    "Retirement" - We talk with Kevin Lynch from SF Gate about Chris Borland's surprise retirement and what's next... plus are we seeing a trend with early retirement in the NFL? And will the Warriors lose MoJo when they leave ROARACLE ARENA?
  • SoCo Sports Fans 03-14-2015

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    "Bloody/RED Monday"- We talk all the 49ers drama, plus Patrick Willis' retirement with Jim Kozimor from Comcast Sports Net Bay Area! Plus Dano has a creepy moment at Giants Spring Training!
  • SoCo Sports Fans 03-07-2014

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    "It's That Time Of Year" - NFL off season trades and moves! Plus are the Sharks turning things around? And does Spring Training REALLY matter??
  • SoCo Sports Fans 02-28-15

    KSRO- Danny & Dano
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    "MockingJay" - ESPN's Paul Gutierrez joins us to talk about Jim Tomusla & 49ers Off season moves. Plus are the RAIDERS and CHARGERS REALLY going to share a stadium? And we give some Candlestick memories!
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  • 3 Simple Tips to Get More Hits

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    This free 11-minute audio training including 3 simple tips to get more hits. These tips are entirely OFF the field tricks that ANYONE can do, anywhere, at any time. They’re 100% free to do so there’s really no reason for you NOT to use them to improve your hitting performance. After all, you already know that softball is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one. In fact, some might argue that the mental side of it is even more important than the physical side. So lets take a few moments to talk about these 3 simple tips that can help you get more hits… Your browser…
  • Using Essential Oils for Softball: A Quick Start Guide

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    About a year ago, my family was introduced to essential oils for the first time and loved it! I didn’t try it because I was pregnant with my youngest child. I knew I wanted to pick some up because the oils helped both my husband and my daughter with the muscles aches and pains from being an athlete. It took a while, but I finally got oils for our family and am SO glad I did! It’s such a great way to take better care of myself and my family. Plus, I’ve been sharing what we have with friends at the gym and they’re enjoying the benefits as well. It’s always fun to…
  • Softball Coaching: Would you teach a whole team to slap?

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Would you teach a whole team to slap? No. If you happen to find yourself in the extremely rare situation of coaching an entire team where each player *may* use slapping within the next year or two, then maybe. Barring that, my answer is no. Here’s why… Just as I wouldn’t try to teach the whole team to pitch or block balls like a catcher, I wouldn’t teach an entire team to slap. If I wanted to work with some players on slapping, I’d start with the most athletic/fastest on the team. Often these players are one and the same. The fastest are also the most athletic…
  • Letter to softball parents

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:18 am
    Dear softball parents, You are free to speak to your daughter as much as you wish, about whatever you wish, in any manner you wish AFTER her game or practice is over. Until then, please kindly wait your turn to do your parenting talking thing until your daughter is through with her turn doing her softball playing thing. This will provide you ample opportunity to contemplate what words will actually be most helpful to your daughter vs ones that simply make you feel better in the moment. Love, Coaches Everywhere Click Here to Save/Print this letter for your Team Share this article: Click HERE…
  • Before you call your child lazy, consider this

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Share this article: Click HERE to tweet This inquiry came as a comment on one of my Facebook posts. Believe it or not, this is something I get a LOT. And I’ve been here before. I’ve had the “lazy” child. The one everyone looks at and thinks, “What a waste of talent.” It baffled me. How on earth did my husband and I, who both competed athletically and pride ourselves on a solid work ethic, ended up with such a talented, but “lazy” child? I’d seen so many of these athletes growing up, and heard all the comments adults made about them……
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    Sports WAR

  • Arsenal plotting summer move for Chris Smalling?

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reportedly planning to make a shocking £12m bid for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling this summer transfer window. View image | The north Londoners are keen to bring the centre-back at the Emirates amid reports that Manchester United are unlikely to offer him a new contract. The England international has 12 months remaining on his current contract with the Red Devils, while the report has suggested that Louis van Gaal is reportedly planning to recruit another centre-back during this summer. The 25-year-old could be ruled out at Old…
  • New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson joins Somerset

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    The New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has joined the English county club Somerset to play this year’s T20 Blast. The 24-year-old, who is currently on an international duty in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, will arrive at the Taunton following his NZ’s tour of England in June. Corey has scored 145 runs in 15 Twenty20 internationals with a strike rate of 130.63..! View image | “I have always wanted to play domestic cricket in England so I am very pleased to have signed to play T20 cricket for Somerset,” the left-hander batsman told the club’s…
  • Where does English cricket go from here?

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Three World Cup games in and all England have to show is a win over Scotland. Next up for the struggling side is Sri Lanka as they continue their battle to reach the quarter-finals of a tournament we know they won’t win. Best finish? With four teams qualifying from this group, it’s entirely possible that three wins over non-test playing opposition will see England reach the last eight. That’s not exactly going to instil too much confidence into a team that has done little to cheer its fans so far. The loss against Australia was bad enough as England’s bowlers were hit all over the…
  • Twitter reacts as Barcelona beat Man City 2-1 in Champions League

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    The Spanish club Barcelona secured a 2-1 win over the Premier League champions Manchester City in their 1st leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie at the Etihad Stadium. Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored twice in the first half – However, pellegrini’s men held firm and eventually the Argentine forward Sergio Aguero scored a goal in the 69th minute. The Citizens were reduced to 10-men when Gael Clichy was handed a second yellow card, before Messi had a penalty saved by Joe Hart. View image | Here are some of our favourite reaction from the professionals…
  • Top Five Teams with most number of wins in Cricket World Cup history

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The ICC Cricket World cup is the biggest tournament of all for international cricket teams. Some have won the prestigious title multiple times, while some have not despite winning the group matches. Here are the top 5 teams, who won the maximum number of matches in the World cup: 5. West Indies – 38 wins out of 65 matches 4. England- 39 wins out of 67 matches 3. India- 40 wins out of 68 matches 2.New Zealand- 42 wins out of 72 matches 1.Australia- 56 wins out of 77 matches
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    Junior D Sports

  • JDS Podcast Episode 113: NCAA Tournament Brackets Are Busted

    Junior D
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    This week Lou and Junior D discuss the NCAA Tournament, surprise teams and teams tha shouldn’t be there. We also get into the NFL’s veteran combine, Jimmy Haslam trying to trade the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 112: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Brackets

    Junior D
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    This week Lou and Junior D get into the NCAA Tournament brackets, who our favorites are and some lower seeded teams that may make some noise. We also discuss the recent trade and free agent signings... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 111: March Madness and Free Agency

    Junior D
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Lou and Junior D discuss the conference tournaments and the projected seeding for the NCAA tournament. Lou lets out the secret that he loves to watch really bad, small conference basketball games and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 110: Gearing Up For March Madness

    Junior D
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    This week Lou and Junior D pay tribute to former Knick, Anthony Mason. We discuss Russell Westbrook’s three triple doubles and how his stats lie. We get into college basketball and gearing up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • JDS Podcast Episode 109: Around the World of Sports

    Junior D
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:49 pm
    This week Lou and Junior D discuss everything from the Mayweather/Pacquio fight to the NBA, MLB, NFL and even some NASCAR…yes, NASCAR has made the show; mostly so we can make fun of it but it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Improving Sports

  • 2 ideas for improving the NBA

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Today I’d like to talk about two improvements the NBA should pursue, and a way to make them happen. They are: Shortening the number of games in the season. While many of us believe we are seeing an increasing number … Continue reading →
  • Mike Greenberg’s NBA idea could stop Hack-A-Shaq fouls

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Every so often, some NBA stars (usually bigger centers or forwards) demonstrate an inability to make free throws. Opposing teams intentionally foul them late in games when the star’s team is leading. They’re hoping for missed free throws that result … Continue reading →
  • An easy fix for the NFL’s “Deflategate”: One size fits all

    8 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The NFL’s investigation of gross under-inflation of balls used by the New England Patriots may have a very simple answer: Require all balls to be inflated to exactly 13.0 psi Then, have the league (one person at each game) manage … Continue reading →
  • Eliminate fan voting for the NBA All-Star Game

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    The NBA All-Star starters were announced this week, with Steph Curry and Lebron James headlining the vote-getters. As usual, purists who’d like to see the All-Star game reward actual performance over celebrity status were disappointed to see names such as … Continue reading →
  • A third way to approach shortening NBA game length

    29 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The NBA is always considering ways to squeeze more action into a shorter game for its fans. Unfortunately, time is a zero-sum proposition, and if the league is serious about fitting games in under two hours then it appears either … Continue reading →
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    50 bpm

  • My first Ironman race report

    Paweł Chalacis
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    After many months of preparation the day has come and I did my first Ironman race. It took 11 hours and 16 minutes to cross the finish line of Ironman New Zealand. Here is my race recap.
  • Installing Garmin Vector power meter

    Paweł Chalacis
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    This is a quick photo instruction on how to install and calibrate the Garmin Vector power meter pedals. The whole process is really simple and takes just a few minutes, including calibration.
  • I survived the training camp with John Newsom

    Paweł Chalacis
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    If you’re new to the triathlon world (or you’ve been living under a rock) you might have not heard about John Newsom before. Otherwise you should know that together with Bevan James Eyles he runs IMTalk podcast. He also organises crazy Epic Camps. I just took part in a mini one in Christchurch, NZ.
  • A tough day - 2015 Ironman 70.3 Auckland race report!

    Paweł Chalacis
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    Ok, my plan was to go sub 5 hours. Plain and simple. On the one hand I was not preparing directly for that race as my main event is Ironman New Zealand, but on the other hand - I did 5:17 last year on the same course and I wanted to see what progress I have made. It took me 5 minutes and 36 seconds longer than expected. Still, considering the race conditions - I’m happy with that result.
  • 2015 training and racing schedule

    Paweł Chalacis
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    I’ve covered my general goals for 2015 already, so here is time for triathlon specific info. And yes, one of the goals is to beat the time above ;)
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    The Confidential

  • Syracuse Thrashes Duke in Lacrosse, 19-7

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    While most folks are concentrating on March Madness, the Syracuse Orange faithful have turned to mens lacrosse–where, other than perhaps Johns Hopkins–nobody has more tradition.  But recent years have been fairly lean for the Orange.  2015, however, is off to a great start.  So a lot of eyes were on yesterday’s matchup between the Orange and the two-time reigning champion Duke Blue Devils.  And Syracuse dominated, winning 19-7 over #4 Duke in the Carrier Dome. Lacrosse is a sport known for scoring runs.  But it was all Syracuse early, leading up to a rather shocking…
  • The Confidential’s Tourney Contest: Standings Update

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    Here are the current standings for the Confidential’s Tourney Bracket Contest after 4 days of games (top 25 only): Rank Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Bonus Pts Total Pts 1 World-Class Bracket 48 36 Kentucky 15 99 2 Jennifer’s Fine Bracket 50 36 Kentucky 12 98 3 CardNation 48 36 Kentucky 12 96 4 Matt’s Extraordinary Bracket 48 30 Wisconsin 15 93 5 Gross Misconduct 50 30 Wisconsin 12 92 6 I still miss Karl Hess 44 33 Virginia 12 89 7 jtb9 50 27 Kentucky 9 86 8 SYRACUSE MEMES. 46 27 Arizona 12 85 9 jerry’s Agreeable Bracket 54 27 Kentucky 3 84 10 I Don’t Follow…
  • The Confidential’s Tourney Contest: Standings Update

    22 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    Here are the current standings for the Confidential’s Tourney Bracket Contest after 3 days of games (top 25 only): Rank Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Bonus Pts Total Pts 1 Jennifer’s Fine Bracket 50 18 Kentucky 9 77 2 CardNation 48 18 Kentucky 9 75 3 Gross Misconduct 50 15 Wisconsin 9 74 4 jtb9 50 15 Kentucky 6 71 5 Matt’s Extraordinary Bracket 48 12 Wisconsin 9 69 5 jerry’s Agreeable Bracket 54 12 Kentucky 3 69 5 World-Class Bracket 48 15 Kentucky 6 69 8 I Don’t Follow Sports 50 12 Baylor 6 68 8 I still miss Karl Hess 44 15 Virginia 9 68 10 Orange2016 52 12…
  • Hurt So Good!

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Survive and advance………. It seems simple, doesn’t it? In reality, nothing is more taxing than fighting to come out on the winning end of a nip and tuck NCAA Tournament game, especially one that goes to the wire. And taxing it was Friday afternoon for Louisville as the Cards found themselves in their own version of basketball taxation. It took everything that UofL had to ward off a valiant effort by the Anteaters of the Univ Cal-Irvine and advance into the field of 32. The game featured numerous lead changes and momentum swings and was capped off by a scramble…
  • The Confidential’s Tourney Contest: Day 1

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Here are the current standings for the Confidential’s Tourney Bracket Contest after 1 day of games (top 25 only): Rank Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Bonus Pts Total Pts 1 bark bark bark 26 St. John’s 6 32 2 Jennifer’s Fine Bracket 24 Kentucky 6 30 2 Amy’s Amazing Bracket 24 Kentucky 6 30 2 I Don’t Follow Sports 24 Baylor 6 30 2 Gross Misconduct 24 Wisconsin 6 30 6 Robjd3 22 Kentucky 6 28 7 jerry’s Agreeable Bracket 24 Kentucky 3 27 7 jtb9 24 Kentucky 3 27 7 Orange2016 24 Virginia 3 27 10 I still miss Karl Hess 20 Virginia 6 26 11 orange goop 22 Kentucky 3 25…
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  • NFL hoping to host games in other countries such as Mexico and Germany

    Ian O'Brien
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    The NFL is the most popular sports market in the United States as they averaged 17.6 million viewers per game, and they have made efforts to expand their viewership across the world as three games are played in London, England every year. READ MORE: Darrius Heyward-Bey resigns – Pittsburgh Steelers re-sign wide receiver to one-year contract Randy Gregory Combine – Nebraska defensive end fails Combine drug test for marijuana use Chuck Pagano extension – Indianapolis Colts will not give head coach contract extension before season The league just revealed big plans to travel to…
  • Former England skipper Andrew Strauss says Kevin Pietersen return unlikely

    Daniel Baricevic
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Former Test captain Andrew Strauss says it’s unlikely controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen will break back into the England side. SEE ALSO: Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey in bid to regain England place after IPL release England skipper Alastair Cook may quit if Kevin Pietersen is recalled Kevin Pietersen released from IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad as he pushes for England return Pietersen was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (EBC) following England’s 5-0 Ashes loss to Australia last year. However, incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has left the door open for the…
  • Wests Tigers v Canterbury Bulldogs: live streaming and preview

    John Davidson
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Western Sydney rivals Canterbury Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers clash at ANZ Stadium. Where: ANZ Stadium, Sydney When: 11.00am Friday 27th March (7.35pm local) Watch delay: Premier Sports The Tigers have impressed this year and the Bulldogs saw off a dangerous Manly side at Brookvale last weekend. READ MORE: Melbourne Storm beat St George Illawarra Dragons 12-4 Canterbury Bulldogs news Penrith Panthers 24-18 over Canterbury Bulldogs Canterbury was poor in round one but has won every game since losing to Penrith. The Tigers have been good in the first three rounds but came unstuck against…
  • Lewis Hamilton says Red Bull’s complaints about Mercedes are ‘funny’

    Daniel Baricevic
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has laughed off “equalisation” pleas by Red Bull after Mercedes dominated the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. SEE ALSO: Lewis Hamilton to become highest paid British driver EVER with colossal £90m Mercedes deal Lewis Hamilton hits out at rule change suggestions by Formula 1 rivals Australian Grand Prix driver ratings: Lewis Hamilton dominates, rookies impress in Formula 1 opener Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg finished more than half a minute ahead of the rest of the field, but Hamilton said it was up to the rest of the teams to…
  • Cricket World Cup: India captain MS Dhoni blames ‘pressure’ for semi-final loss to Australia

    Daniel Baricevic
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    India skipper MS Dhoni says his side were undone by “pressure” it its semi-final clash with Australia at the SCG on Thursday. SEE ALSO: (Video Highlights) Steve Smith stars as Australia reach Cricket World Cup final with 95-run win over India (Video) Australia v India: BIG WICKET! David Warner gone for just 12, Australia in early trouble! (Video) Australia v India: HE’S OUT! Aussie skipper Michael Clarke falls cheaply to Mohit Sharma for just 10! Dhoni top-scored for his side with an excellent knock of 65, however India were unable to repeat its heroics of 2011, falling…
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    The Detroit Hustle -- Detroit Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and sometimes Pistons musings

  • Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Rafael Dolis; Is he the most JMMA of them all?

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    (Photo: Tom Hagerty) At the beginning of this week, Rafael Dolis was the most James Mungro of all of us. He came to training camp as a non-roster invitee and put up solid numbers but slid quietly through camp and this competition. The James Mungro Memorial Awardo presented by (sponsor pending) could be awarded in a matter of days. Dolis is one of three remaining candidates (if you missed it, Omar Duran was ousted from major league camp and the contest.), yet we know nothing about him. His combination of remaining anonymous and staying dominant so long is everything you ask for in a…
  • Breaking down the Red Wings’ seventh segment: One aspect shows why Detroit’s playoff run might be a short one

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    On February 6, the Red Wings were coming off a 3-0 win over the Avalanche the previous night. They were 8-2-0 in their last 10 games and sat second in the Atlantic Division, two points behind the NHL-leading Lightning with two games in hand. In the month and a half that followed, Detroit posted a barely playoff-worthy 5-3-2 record in its next 10 games then went 4-6-0 in the 10 after that. They now sit stuck at third in the Atlantic Division with 89 points, eight behind second-place Tampa Bay and 10 behind NHL leading Montreal. With 11 games remaining the Red Wings’ only motivation is…
  • James Mungro Memorial Award: The final four is set

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    (UPDATE: Omar Duran was sent to minor league camp earlier this week. So he won’t pitch again. He’s cut too.) Four men don’t know how close they are to internet immortality. They don’t know that to win it, they’ll have to beat out the same people they sit with in the clubhouse and the bench, the same people that make their lives easier. With two weeks remaining we’re down to a final four in the chase for the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) Last week we cut the obvious stragglers based on performance. This week those boarding the…
  • Playing the Mock Draft game: The where is easy; it’s the who that’s difficult

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    (Photo: Steve Schar) In the primer to this year’s Mock Draft Game we discovered that this year was extremely similar to last year: no knows what the hell the Lions will do. But we’re past the combine and through most of free agency. The draft lingers. It’s just 43 days away. Ndamukong Suh is gone. Nick Fairley is gone. The Lions’ needs are obvious. The draft experts should have a handle on who the Lions are looking at by now, right? Here’s who our 15 draft experts have the Lions selecting with the 23rd overall pick: (Note: This year we’re swapping…
  • Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Omar Duran, the anonymous one

    16 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    (Photo: Tom Hagerty) The internet provides an inflated view of prospects. They are no longer anonymous or just names you hear about. Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus and anybody who wants to can go to Montgomery or Erie or El Paso and take video of every swing or every throw a prospect has. YouTube is full of those videos. Xavier Avery has played in 32 MLB games but has two-plus pages of videos worth of interviews and swings. Omar Duran has none of that. There are zero videos of Duran on YouTube. He doesn’t have a wikipedia page. His time with the Tigers is summed up in three…
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    Long Island Pulse

  • LIU Post Wrestling Back on Mat
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Things started off with a bang for the LIU Post wrestling program this season after the Pioneers beat Stony Brook, 47-3, in their first dual meet of the season. Then they won just three of the next 18 dual meets and finished 4-15 overall in their first season on the mat since 1988 when the program was disbanded. The Pioneers finished eighth out of 15 schools at the NCAA Division II Super Regional Tournament during the last weekend of February. Graduate senior Chris DiIorio won the 197-pound final. He’ll continue on to the NCAA Division II championships in St. Louis on March 13. Between Nov.
  • LI Native Chris Wingert Set to Make NY Return
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Major League Soccer veteran Chris Wingert, who hails from Babylon, N.Y., learned in December that he would be returning to his native New York as an expansion draft selection by the newly formed NYCFC. Wingert, 32, expected he might play for New York at some point in his career, but not so soon. Admittedly, he was quite content as a leader for perennial contender Real Salt Latke. “[NYCFC] piqued my interest, but at the same time it was far away off and I was super happy the whole time with a great organization in Real Salt Lake,” Wingert told “I just thought we’d cross…
  • Seahawks Coach Got Start at Hofstra
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are still some shining examples in the NFL and college coaching ranks of how great Hofstra’s football program was. You can point to some obvious ones like Saints receiver Marques Colston or Redskins lineman Stephen Bowen. You probably know the name Raheem Morris from his head coaching stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, or you could be familiar with Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood or Raiders assistant Joe Woods. The list goes on. There are some big names in football that coached or played in Hempstead. But did you know Dan Quinn? He has one of the biggest names in football right now…
  • Long Island Native Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    It looks like Craig Biggio’s finest achievement wasn’t winning the Hansen Award as Suffolk County’s top running back at Kings Park High. One of Long Island’s favorite sons is now a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On his third year of eligibility, Biggio received enough votes to be just the second island native, after Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski, to earn induction. Biggio, who spent his entire career playing for Houston, was a star in baseball and football at Kings Park. You can read any number of stories about Biggio and his career online, but here’s a boiled down…
  • SWR’s Cutinella featured on ESPN’s College Game Day
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tom Cutinella wanted to serve his country. He was a vocal leader as a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School and would have carried forth his leadership skills in the United States Army if he could. He passed away during a high school football game on October 1, but his legacy is now living on. He also received a scholarship offer to play college football at Army from Black Knights head coach Jeff Monken after his death. It was touching and a true testament to Cutinella’s being. This story was featured on ESPN’s College Game Day the morning of the annual Army-Navy football rivalry…
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  • World Series Champion San Francisco Giants

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    I’m not sure there has been enough shameless World Series Champion San Francisco Giants fanboyism around here. So, without shame, here are my favorite of the Giants’ ads released today: Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes.
  • Breweries Sharing Home Brew Clone Recipes

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Brewing a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone from the Clone Brews book Most breweries talk about the brewing industry being a collaborative environment and say they support the home brewing community. Some breweries take that a step further and actually publish home brew clone recipes for their commercial beers. All commercial brewers started off as home brewers, so it’s really nice when they give back to the community. I’ve brewed a couple clone recipes from this Clone Brews book and The Craft of Stone Brewing. It’s a great way to help dial in your process since you have a…
  • Best of Chico: Beer Edition

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    When it comes to beer Chico, California is known for Sierra Nevada. We love Sierra Nevada but the people who live in Chico know there’s more going on around here. Chico is increasingly becoming a rich craft beer environment. The CN&R does their annual Best of Chico contest, but they don’t really have any beer specific categories. With the help of the Chico Beer Geeks Facebook group (if you live in Chico and like beer, you probably want to join this group), we’ve come up with these contenders for Best of Chico: Beer Edition. Vote for your favorites below! Voting will…
  • Music Video Monday: Stereosparks’ Elastic Heart (Sia Cover)

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
  • Mexican Beer and Taco Pairing (Not That Kind of Mexican Beer)

    Mitch Tastrom
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    When you think Mexican beer, you probably think Corona, Modelo, Pacifico, and mass-market lagers of that nature. What you almost certainly do not think of are IPAs, Imperial Reds, and Belgian-style Wits and Saisons. Well, breweries such as Insurgente are looking to change that, one tap takeover at a time. Hailing from the infamous city of Tijuana, Mexico, Insurgente has been brewing American and European-influenced craft beer since 2010. They broke into the American market in January 2015 with a San Diego run and are looking to expand to Los Angeles by April, with further expansion planned.
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    DC Pro Sports Report

  • Wizards Splash Down In The Bay

    Tom Blaz
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    The Wizards shot 1-for-17 in the third period and were blown out by the Warriors 107-76 in Oakland on Monday night. Washington was outscored 29-8 in the decisive third period. Stephon Curry with a game high 24 points, six assists and five rebounds, as Golden State improves to 34-2 at home this season. Washington (40-31) drops to 15-21 on the road, away from the Verizon Center. The Wizards remain in fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race, two and a half games behind Chicago and Toronto, who are tied for the third spot. After extending their winning streak to five games @ Utah,…
  • Former Redskins Coach Torgy Torgeson dead at 86

    Thomas Threlkeld
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Former Washington Redskins assistant coach LaVern “Torgy” Torgeson died today at 86. Torgeson played 7 years in the NFL, including three seasons, from 1955-1957, with the Redskins. He played center and linebacker and earned two of his three career Pro Bowl appearances with Washington. However, the vast majority of Skins fans will remember Torgeson as the defensive line coach. He was the longest-tenured assistant coach in team history, 1959-61, 1971-77, 1981-93, mostly coaching the defensive line. In his more than two decades as a coach with the Skins, Torgeson won three Super…
  • Nationals name Max Scherzer opening day starter

    Thomas Threlkeld
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Newly-acquired Max Scherzer, whom the Nationals signed to a $210 million contract this offseason, has been named the team’s opening day starter, breaking the streak of Stephen Strasburg, who made the three previous opening day starts. Opening day for the Nats is April 6 in Washington, D.C., where the team will square off against Bartolo Colon and the NY Mets. The #Nats are proud to announce @Max_Scherzer will be our 2015 Opening Day starter! — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 23, 2015 “It’s going to be real exciting,” Scherzer,…
  • West Virginia Eliminates Maryland

    Tom Blaz
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:06 pm
    West Virginia used strong rebounding and a full court press to eliminate Maryland 69-59 in third round play of NCAA March Madness on Sunday night. The Mountaineers converted on 16 second chance points and forced 23 Terrapin turnovers with their defensive pressure. Maryland (28-7) struggled on the boards as well, especially on the defensive end, allowing 14 Mountaineer offensive rebounds. Despite the aggressive play by West Virginia, Maryland only went to the foul line 13 times. Once the officials decided to let the teams play physically, the Terrapins didn’t have much of a chance. Melo…
  • Kings Crown Wizards 109-86

    Tom Blaz
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Washington was flat on Sunday in Sacramento, as the Kings had little trouble in a 109-86 win. The Wizards are now 1-2 on their current road trip and have lost two straight after running off five straight victories. The Wizards were blown out in the third period, outscored 33-20 and it was pretty much over after that. Bradley Beal led Washington with 19 points, while backcourt mate John Wall was held to nine on 3-10 shooting. Nene added eleven as the Wizards managed only three players in double figures. Rudy Gay and Demarcus Cousins were on their game, combining for 46 points, a dozen rebounds…
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    The Barry Sports Report

  • March Madness Fun: Most Hated Players in Sports #BSRMostHated at 9pm EST

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    With March Madness starting tomorrow, let’s have a little fun tonight with the Most Hated Players in Sports bracket. Weigh in on Twitter who you think the biggest (currently active) villain in sports is by using #BSRMostHated and we’ll narrow down bracket-style until we get the most hated player. Filled in bracket will be published post-Twitter chat. Chat starts at 9pm EST – use #BSRMostHated to participate and follow me at mattybarry.
  • BarrySports Tourney Challenge

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    It’s that time of year again: March Madness. You know what that means? Brackets on brackets. So this year I’ve opened up the Beat BarrySports challenge on Think you have what it takes to beat BarrySports? Come join up! It’s completely free and easy to do, just follow the link, sign into ESPN and fill out your bracket. Let the games begin!
  • Philly R-E-L-A-X

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    Yesterday Sam Bradford was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for former Eagles starter Nick Foles along with some picks going both ways. This trade sent Twitter and everyone into a roar and many wondering if Chip Kelly is attempting to bury his own team. As Aaron Rodgers said earlier last season to Green Bay fans is the same thing I’d say to Eagle fans R-E-L-A-X for now. At this point Chip Kelly is in full bore with his system and doesn’t care who he lets go as proven by this off season. Eagle fans were looking for a trade up to draft Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Chip went a…
  • Revis Island returns to the Jets

    10 Mar 2015 | 6:18 pm
    It has just been reported that Darelle Revis has signed and, pending a physical, will come back to the New York Jets for around 5 years 70 million. For the Jets it’s another smart move by their new regime as earlier today they added mauling guard from the Seattle Seahawks James Carpenter. But for Revis he’s the all time free agent legend in a deal that ESPN’s Adam Schefter has said will make him the highest paid corner back of all time. Revis is coming up on 30 years old with an injury history, however when on the field the case can be made he is the best shutdown corner in…
  • Top Five Signings Today in the NFL

    8 Mar 2015 | 5:39 pm
    NFL free agency begins Tuesday but NFL teams and players agents don’t seem to want to wait for it as numerous deals were signed today. With this many deals happening in one day here are my top five deals agreed upon today. Note: If the signing isn’t confirmed either by player or multiple reliable sources it wasn’t included here. 1.Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Miami Dolphins for 114$ Million over six years 60 Million guaranteed all but signed. Suh becomes the richest defensive player in football in a contract that will pay him roughly 19 Million a season. For the…
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    The Spurs Blogger

  • Should Ryan Mason play for England?

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Roy Hodgson has decided to hand Tottenham midfielder, Ryan Mason a place in the England squad, to replace the injured Adam Lallana.Liverpool star, Adam Lallana sustained a groin injury in his sides 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, causing him to pull out of the upcoming international fixtures against Lithuania and Italy.Many headlines concerning Tottenham this season has involved fellow Englishman, Harry Kane, following his goal-scoring exploits in the Premier league.Ryan Mason, 23, has also experienced a breakthrough season, forming an unlikely partnership in Tottenham’s midfield…
  • Papering over the cracks

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

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

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

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

    Reginald Grigsby
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Youth Sports Podcast: Your Child Gets Cut from the Team…What’s next? – To listen to the podcast, click on the above arrow. When your child gets cut from the team, it can be devastating to him and to you; no one likes rejection. But getting cut from the team doesn’t have to be the end of the road; there are options, and in this podcast, I chat with Rick Harriman from Values… Continue Reading On » Lacrosse Tryouts Tips – Take your lacrosse game to another level. In this guide you will find: What your coach expects…
  • Difficult Things Men Need to Understand about Marriage + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    10 Things All New Sports Parents Should Know – When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture, and I had certainly had no idea what I was getting into. I figured it couldn’t be very hard to stand on the sidelines or sit in the bleachers cheering for your kid… Continue Reading On » Kneecap Instability: A Troublesome Issue For Girls – By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of…
  • The One Trait You Should Look for in a Youth Sports Coach + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:34 pm
    The One Trait You Should Look for in a Youth Sports Coach – What do you look for in a youth sports coach? Someone who wins? Teaches kids the strategy of the game? Has fun? These are all good traits for a coach, but I believe that there is one trait in particular that a topnotch youth sports coach should have. One trait that will help your child have…Read More        Related StoriesWhen You Feel Like Blowing Up at Your Child’s Coach, Try This!Sports Parenting Podcast: Get Yourself & Your Child Ready for Team…
  • 10 Things Your Son Needs From You + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:31 pm
    DANGERS OF CONCUSSIONS: Sports Parents of Football Players Blindsided by Chris Borland’s Unexpected Retirement – Some years ago, in the mid-1990s, there was a famous psychological study reported in Sports Illustrated. The study asked 198 top Olympic athletes the following choice: if you could take an illegal drug that would allow you to win every event you entered for the next five years – and you wouldn’t get caught – but at the end of five years, you would die…… Continue Reading On » 10 Things Your Son Needs From You –…
  • The Best Parenting Internet Controls + MORE

    Reginald Grigsby
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Preventing and Treating Common Skin Conditions Among Athletes – Every sport is different, and every athlete has unique needs. No matter their game, though, athletes across the board are prone to five dermatologic issues: blisters, turf burns, athlete’s foot, acne mechanica and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent these problems and treat them when they occur… Continue Reading On » The Best Parenting Internet Controls –   The world of naval warfare has changed from state controlled…
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  • Kimber Mountain Line Rifles – A Review

    Mark Griffin
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Since 1911, Kimber Manufacturing has been known for their outstanding rifles. The brand produces exceptional high quality hunting rifles. In the recent years, Kimber has come up with Adirondack and Mountain Ascent. Both are perfect for mountain hunters. If you are unaware of it, Kimber has an exclusive Mountain line. These two rifles are impressive additions to this line. Hunting on the planes and mountains are quite different. In the mountain regions, the conditions are tougher to deal with and weight is a huge issue. The mountain line rifles are designed keeping this factor in mind. In…
  • Zeiss Victory HT vs Swarovski EL – Which Is Better?

    Mark Griffin
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    When you ask whether Zeiss Victory is better than Swarovski EL, it’s like asking whether Lamborghini is better than Ferrari. Yes folks, it is actually quite difficult to announce a clear winner between these two binos. However, binoculars are personal choices. After all, no two eyes or hands are the same. When it comes to the Zeiss optics, they are considered the best as far as image quality is concerned. It is German company that has been producing the sports optics for several years. While we compare Victory HT and Swarovski EL, it is interesting to note that even the previous generation…
  • Elcan SpecterDR 1-4x Stands Out With Its Versatility

    Mark Griffin
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Optical sights are used as they are useful, rugged, offer the desired magnification for shooting close-in and red dot sights offer a single focal plane. These optics can be fixed and rugged or refined and variable so that there is an enhanced target identification and clear picture is viewed along with a narrow field of view. The magnified optics are durable as well. But what if you get all these features packed into a single optic? Sounds impossible, eh! Actually, it’s not. The Elcan SpecterDR 1-4x is an exclusive sight that allows the users to opt for either 1X or 4X magnification. In…
  • Eotech Mini Red Dot Sight Perfect For Hunters And Law Enforcement Alike

    Mark Griffin
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    Eotech makes some rock strong optics like the Eotech MRDS Mount. The Mini Red Dot Sight (MRDS) is the ideal illustration of their resourcefulness and craftsmanship. It is a perfect essential sight for minimized applications, in the same way as handguns or shotguns. Furthermore the adaptable configuration permits it to be mounted on numerous different sorts of optics, which adds to the general flexibility of different sorts of weapon frameworks. Eotech Holographic Sight With Magnifier Whether you’re an enthusiastic seeker, in law requirement, or in the military, an Eotech Holographic…
  • Kimber Mountain 308 Rifle Review

    Mark Griffin
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    Shunning the standards in about every route from gimmicks to appearance, the 4lb 15oz. (in .308 trim) Mountain Ascent is a genuinely radical flight from the brain desensitizing absence of creative ability one can discover on almost any firearm shop’s rack. Where this somewhat restless styled Kimber makes its name isn’t in its wild looks, but instead its weight; 4lbs 15oz. It’s not going to win on value point, nor actually styling and magnificence despite the fact that the machining is grand for a processing plant offering, however on the robust premise of being the lightest…
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    Betting Gods

  • Betting Gods Guide To Race Cards (part 1)

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Welcome to the first instalment of a two part series from which will seek to unravel the seemingly complicated nature of horse and greyhound race cards. At first glance it may just appear as an indecipherable sea of numbers, but it’s actually very straight forward to read and can provide you with a wealth of information at a quick glance. This week, we begin with race cards for horse racing giving you plenty of time to brush up on your skills before the upcoming Grand National! To help explain the nature of race cards, we’ll use this example as a point of reference. You…
  • The Bet365 Partial Cash Out – Gimmick or Great Tool?

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    As someone who bets on a wide variety of sports, I’m keen to utilise every possible advantage that bookmakers or betting exchanges are kindly willing to offer. So, when Bet365 introduced a partial cash-out extension to their recent cash-out option, last week – it was time to check out whether it’s a great tool or a gimmick! What Bet365’s Partial Cash-Out Allows You To Do Bet 365’s cash-out allows you to primarily take a return on events you’ve bet on prior to the conclusion of the event – and in this respect is very much like cashing-out on one of the popular betting exchanges…
  • The secret to Manchester United’s success: bet against them!

    Darren @ Betting Gods
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    According to a report in the Telegraph, the secret to Manchester United’s recent success is the thrill of “proving people wrong”.  This is apparently what defender Phil Jones believes to have inspired Louis van Gaal’s side to take a grip of their possible qualifying spot for next year’s Champions league.  After their comfortable win at Anfield on Sunday against Liverpool, they now have a 5 point lead on them in the league, leaving ManU in a comfortable position. We here at Betting Gods reported on the fact that Liverpool were fancied as favourites going into the match, although…
  • Tennis Betting Tips: ATP Miami Preview

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    The hard-courts of Miami play home to this week’s ATP 1,000 tournament – and it’s hardly surprising that Novak Djokovic is a touch off odds-on to claim his fourth Miami title is five years. The world number one beat old-foe Roger Federer, who is in great form himself, in last week’s final, and nobody else has really looked like beating the Serb recently. Federer isn’t playing this week – and it looks likely that 2009 and 2013 Miami Champion Andy Murray or four-time Miami runner-up Rafael Nadal will have to stop him. The problem is that the neither of the world’s third and fourth…
  • Golf Betting Tips: Grillo Looks Hot in Trophee Hassan

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    Both the PGA Tour and European Tour events look quite tricky to solve this week, and backing two selections in each event looks the best way for us to try and make a profit. Trophee Hassan, European Tour Plenty of horses for courses here but many of them frequently post decent finishes without ever looking like winning. Therefore I’m backing two rapidly improving young guns who have the talent to take this by the scruff of the neck if they arrive with something resembling there “A” game. Emiliano Grillo 1.5 point each-way @ 25/1 (various) Despite not winning on the European Tour yet,…
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  • VfB Stuttgart vs Hertha Berlin (Bundesliga, 06.03.2015)

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    4 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Stuttgart will make another attempt to escape the relegation zone after they successfully convinced everyone in the match against Dortmund they can play better than what their current Bundesliga standing suggests. On Friday they host Hertha Berlin, the 14th Bundesliga team that come from a 1-0 win over Augsburg. The hosts are unable to win in seven matches, and after the undeserved defeat against Borussia Dortmund, they played a well-deserved 1-1 draw against Hannover 96. Last season Stuttgart finished 15th, but they won’t be able to rely on their main goalscorer who got a red card against…
  • Hull City vs Sunderland (Premier League Recap, 03.03.2015)

    bookie punisher
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    Result: -7 units, bet lost
  • Lazio vs Napoli (Coppa Italia, 04.03.2015)

    bookie punisher
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Coppa Italia has its fair share of drama as the current title holders will make the trip to Rome to face the same team they eliminated last year. The first leg of the semi-final sees Lazio at home, which might favor Napoli as the away goal rule might end up being crucial. Lazio are in good spirits after three consecutive Serie A wins with only two conceded goals. Felipe Anderson returned against Sassuolo with a goal and an assist in the 3-0 away win. At home, Lazio are alternating between a win and a loss in the last five games. In this season’s Coppa Italia, Lazio eliminated Varese, Torino…
  • Hull City vs Sunderland (Premier League, 03.03.2015)

    bookie punisher
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Hull City will host their Premier League neighbors in a clash between two teams with negative goal difference, but the same goal: to avoid relegation. The hosts have a one point advantage over Sunderland and will look forward to continue the tradition of winning against them set since 2010. After the 1-1 draw against Manchester City, Hull City went on to win two matches in a row and concede only one goal, only to end up in heartbreak against Stoke after Peter Crouch’s goal. Without Jelavic with a persistent knee problem, Hull City are not being sufficiently bold in the attack, but Steve…
  • Atletico Madrid vs Almeria (La Liga, 21.02.2015)

    bookie punisher
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    Atletico Madrid must recover from the defeat against Celta Vigo to keep up the pace with their city rivals in the title race. Almeria travel to Vicente Calderon with four points above the relegation zone and after a frustrating draw against Real Sociedad which gave them the rights to the 16th place, the visitors will try to repeat the same result from over a year ago. Juan Martinez took over a relegation threatened Almeria, brought them safety and recorded only 4 defeats in 11 matches. The team have no pressure, and even if they do need the points, they can for sure get them from somewhere…
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    The Sports Journal

  • Texas Rangers Second Baseman Rougned Odor Leans on Veteran Presence to Succeed

    Jimmy Isbell
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros steals second base against Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 24, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The 21-year old Rougned Odor has done nothing but display his premier talent on the baseball field so far in spring training. Since being the youngest player in the majors as the Texas Rangers’ second baseman last season, the Venezuelan native listened to everything coaches and fellow veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre told him. “I…
  • San Antonio Spurs Bounce Back against Oklahoma City Thunder

    Peter DiGennaro
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    Cory Joseph #5 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center on March 25, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). Only a day after Monta Ellis torched the Spurs with 38 points in a huge win for the Dallas Mavericks, the Spurs turned it around and blew out the Oklahoma City Thunder. Blowing out a team such as the Thunder by 39 is no easy feat. The Spurs were feeling it at home and knew that they had to prove themselves after letting Monta Ellis go off in their embarrassing loss against the Mavericks. This win…
  • Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid Need to Step up in Dougie Hamilton’s Absence

    Tommy Calautti
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins approaches the goal during a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden on March 17, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Sabres defeat the Bruins 2-1. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) As if things in Boston couldn’t get any worse.  The Bruins learned they will be without defensemen Dougie Hamilton for a significant period of time. With Hamilton out indefinitely, defensemen Adam McQuaid and Torey Krug will need to step up for the Bruins, if they want any shot at the playoffs. “Times like this force players to grow, like…
  • UFC Featherweight Division is Full of Absolute Killers Chomping at the bit for Title Shot

    Ethan Evans
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    (Mandatory Credit: Eric Jamison/Associated Press) The UFC Featherweight Division is full of absolute killers.  Some of the most dangerous fighters on the planet fall in line right behind consensus #2 pound-for-pound prince Jose Aldo.  Men like Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Dennis Bermudez, and of course, we can’t forget the man who will be fighting for the strap against Aldo in July; Conor McGregor.  The log jam gets all the more interesting with a featherweight “super fight” set for the middle of May between former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and former…
  • Spring Training is Coming to a Close: Only Ten Days Until MLB Opening Day

    Matt Wofford
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ – MARCH 17: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches the ball fly over the left field fence for a home run during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 17, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) In getting worked up around March Madness one nearly forgets what is just around the corner. It’s almost baseball season and the boys of summer are winding down to their last few days of spring training. This is the time when the hitters start catching up to the pitchers with adjustments, and soon…
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    FiveThirtyEight » Sports | FiveThirtyEight

  • Is Messi vs. Ronaldo Bigger Than The Super Bowl?

    Benjamin Morris
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    As any die-hard soccer fan will tell you, the biggest “football” matchup of 2015 wasn’t that game in February between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. It was Sunday’s El Clasico, the game played at least a couple of times each year between FC Barcelona — featuring talented footballer Lionel Messi — and its archrival Real Madrid CF — featuring talented footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.If you don’t understand what a big deal it is for these two to face off, there may be no better way to explain than to say that for much of the world, they’re basically…
  • How To Tell If A March Madness Underdog Is Going To Win

    Stephen Pettigrew
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    When the NCAA men’s basketball tournament picks up full speed Thursday, many fans will tune in with the hopes of seeing one thing: upsets. Some no doubt will come on last-minute buzzer beaters, but plenty will probably be long-simmering, the kinds of games that you can’t look away from. Those games will be all about tension: The underdog can’t possibly hold on to this lead, can it?We can figure out the answer to that question. Or at least what we should expect to happen when an upset is brewing — specifically, at what point in the game an underdog with a lead is more likely to…
  • Don’t Expect A No. 16 Seed To Win In The Women’s Tournament Ever Again

    Benjamin Morris
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Looking back over the history of stunning first-round knockouts in the NCAA basketball tournaments, one stands out: In the 1998 women’s tournament, the top-seeded Stanford Cardinal fell to the slightly brighter-shaded but 16th-seeded Harvard Crimson. Now, 17 years later, that’s still the only 16 vs. 1 upset in the history of March Madness.That was the first — and, as of this writing, last — time that a No. 1, 2 or 3 seed has lost an opening game in the women’s tournament since it took a 64-team structure in 1994. Through 21 years and 252 games, the top-3 seeds have a…
  • Breaking Down The Women’s NCAA Tournament Bracket

    Allison McCann
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    If you thought Kentucky’s chances looked good over in the men’s tournament, it’s time to bet your house on the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team. The nine-time national champions return to the NCAA tournament this year looking for their second three-peat in school history, and our first-ever go at March Madness predictions for the women’s tournament gives the Huskies a really, really good chance of doing just that.Next to Connecticut, things look bleak even for the other No. 1 seeds in the tournament: Maryland has only a 2 percent chance of winning it all, while…
  • How We Made Our Forecasts For The Women’s NCAA Tournament

    Nate Silver
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    FiveThirtyEight has been publishing forecasts of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament since 2011, when we were at The New York Times. Every year, readers asked us why we weren’t forecasting the women’s tournament, too. Wait till next year, we always said. But we got a little tired of that. So this year, we have March Madness predictions for the women’s tournament for the first time.The basic structure of the women’s forecasts is the same one we use for the guys:The forecasts are based on a composite of computer power ratings, along with how the teams were ranked by the NCAA…
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    The Dirtiest Picks on the Internet

  • Hump Day NHL picks

    Bobby Sugar
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Wednesday NHL PickingsChicago -1.5 (+185) @ PhillyPhilly has 1 win in their last 5 games and Chicago has 1 loss in their last 5.  I'm not a 'traditional' numbers guy but the numbers are too obvious to ignore in this one.  Chicago's guys are gearing up for another Stanley Cup run while Philly's guys are sizing up that new set of irons.Colorado @ EdmontonOVER 5.5 (+105)This game could go a million different ways.  The two most underachieving clubs square off in an irrelevant game.  It has high scoring written all over it if you ask me.Dallas @…
  • Midweek NHL Pickz

    Bobby Sugar
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Midweek NHL PickzMinnesota (+130) @ NY IslandersBoth teams can’t afford to lose a game right now so this should be a good one.  Minnesota has won 10 of their last 13 games and saved their season, while the Islanders are dropping games like it’s going out of style.  Minnesota has been efficient on offense while benefiting from the stellar play of Devon Dubnyk between the pipes.  From the outside, Halak is the starting goalie in NY but there might be trouble stewin’ in the locker room with 2 starting goalies on the roster now.  I like Minnesota because of the wave of…
  • NBA Jam Tournament Edition!

    Bobby Sugar
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    After a stellar foray into the NCAA tournament (5-0!!!), Catz returns to his stomping grounds where he made his bread and butter, the good ole NB of A.BKN (-4) vs. BOSInitially I wanted to roll the Celtics here, until I found out that IT is out nursing a sore hip still. He is literally the only person on this roster capable of scoring 20ppg unless more than half of those points come from free throws, in other words the Celtics backcourt can't score or shoot, so lets roll Brooklyn. The Nets meanwhile have found a renewed energy after the ASG break and are on the verge of taking command of…
  • Round 1 Picks

    Bobby Sugar
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Northeastern (+12.5) vs. Norte DameWhen this game tips off we could seriously have more white dudes out there than a BYU/Harvard matchup in Provo! But, like all white dudes, these boys can shoot the lights out and think "defense" is just Spanish for "the fence". Look for NE to get hot from beyond the arc and put a little scare in ND, before the Irish pull away to win by 9-11.GA state (+9) vs. BaylorTexas Southern (+23) vs. ZonaTwo teams that are much better than their seed would lead you to believe. Getting 23 points for Texas Southern in this game, is like Kate Upton walking up to you at bar…
  • NCAA March Madness

    Bobby Sugar
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Dirty Picks March Madness PreviewTHREE BOLD ASS TAKEZ ON THE TOURNEY!!!Bobby Catz1. Multiple high seeds will fall in the first round.  Eastern Washington will absolutely beat Georgetown in Portland! GTown is notoriously overrated year after year and its going to take a loss to a team like this to finally get that across to the selection committee. Throw in the fact that the Hoyas have to travel across the US and Eastern is a mere 5 hour drive down to Rip City. Georgia State will absolutely beat Baylor!!   G-State is a solid ass squad going against a very overrated (based on…
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    Champs Nation

  • Games to Watch: Week of 10/27/14 – 11/2/14

    Matt Webber
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    This week there are quite a number of games you don’t want to miss, so mark them down on your calendar now.   Monday October 27, 2014- Minnesota Wild (4-2-0) at New York Rangers(4-4-0) Both the Wild and Ranger have not been playing as well as they would like to be to start off their […] The post Games to Watch: Week of 10/27/14 – 11/2/14 appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • Oakland Raiders 2015 Free Agency Do’s and Don’ts

    Chris Ehorn Jr
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    The Oakland Raiders had a ton of money to spend last year and they let down their whole fan base. Justin Tuck was a good pick up, and Charles Woodson was fantastic. Woodson was actually under paid and might be under paid again this year but that is a different story. Reggie McKenzie should be […] The post Oakland Raiders 2015 Free Agency Do’s and Don’ts appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • 5 Ways to Maximize Your Super Bowl Experience This Weekend

    David M.
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
      We all know how important the Super Bowl is and we’d all give just about anything to be in the stadium with the players, fans and noise. The reality is, tickets are expensive and next to impossible to come­ by. Guess what that means? Men and women, fans and families have to find a […] The post 5 Ways to Maximize Your Super Bowl Experience This Weekend appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • 5 Companies that should take over for Sprint

    Ian Leavens
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Whose going to step up and fill the gap once Sprint leaves in 2016? Your 5 best options are right here NASCAR announced recently that Sprint will not continue it’s partnership with NASCAR as it’s title sponsor after the 2016 season. Sprint has been the title sponsor since 2008 when Nextel and Sprint merged, previously it was […] The post 5 Companies that should take over for Sprint appeared first on Champs Nation.
  • NFL Games That Matter – Week 15

    Zach Trussel
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
      Broncos vs. Chargers The (10-3) Broncos are taking on the (8-5) Chargers. Why this game matters? Well if the Broncos want to have any hope in having home field advantage throughout the playoffs, this is a must win for them. As for the Chargers, if they want to stay in the playoff hunt in […] The post NFL Games That Matter – Week 15 appeared first on Champs Nation.
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    Distinct Athlete

  • Wisconsin Badgers Execute Excellent Backdoor Play for Slam Dunk

    Distinct Athlete
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Share Tweet In this close of a game, every point counts. Sam Dekker knows this better than anyone, as Wisconsin executes the The post Wisconsin Badgers Execute Excellent Backdoor Play for Slam Dunk appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Wisconsin Badgers Execute Excellent Backdoor Play for Slam Dunk

    Distinct Athlete
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Share Tweet In this close of a game, every point counts. Sam Dekker knows this better than anyone, as Wisconsin executes the The post Wisconsin Badgers Execute Excellent Backdoor Play for Slam Dunk appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Wisconsin Badgers’ Nigel Hayes Connects for Big Time Dunk

    Distinct Athlete
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Share Tweet Things are starting to heat up as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Nigel Hayes is The post Wisconsin Badgers’ Nigel Hayes Connects for Big Time Dunk appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Wisconsin Badgers’ Nigel Hayes Connects for Big Time Dunk

    Distinct Athlete
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Share Tweet Things are starting to heat up as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. Nigel Hayes is The post Wisconsin Badgers’ Nigel Hayes Connects for Big Time Dunk appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
  • Dont’a Hightower Injury: Latest on Patriots LB’s Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

    Distinct Athlete
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Steven Senne/Associated Press The New England Patriots may have to start their Super Bowl defense without linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Continue for updates. The post Dont’a Hightower Injury: Latest on Patriots LB’s Recovery from Shoulder Surgery appeared first on Distinct Athlete.
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    Other League

  • Other League’s 2015 MLB Previews

    Other League
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Check back here every day during March for the latest Major League Baseball preview for the 2015 season by the writers of Other League! American League East Toronto Blue Jays Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Baltimore Orioles Tampa Bay Rays American League Central Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Cleveland Indians Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins American League West Seattle Mariners Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics Houston Astros Texas Rangers National League East Washington Nationals Miami Marlins Atlanta Braves New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies National League Central St. Louis…
  • St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Preview

    Colby Rogers
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    2014 Record – 90-72, 1st NL Central Key Additions Jason Heyward, Mark Reynolds Key Departures Oscar Taveras (R.I.P.), Justin Masterson, Pat Neshek, Shelby Miller Projected 2015 Lineup RF Jason Heyward 3B Matt Carpenter LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina SS Jhonny Peralta CF Jon Jay 2B Kolten Wong Pitcher Projected 2015 Starters Adam Wainwright Lance Lynn Michael Wacha John Lackey Carlos Martinez Breakdown Unfortunately, this team and the baseball world lost one of the best prospects in the game in a tragic car wreck. There clearly is plenty more to think about with the loss…
  • Four Pass-Catcher Contracts That Don’t Add Up

    Matthew Palmateer
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    With this years NFL salary cap increasing $10 million, and every team other than the St. Louis Rams carrying over their remaining space from 2014, I expected to see teams throwing around money. Especially considering some teams are far below the required 89% of cap space spent (cash from 2013 through 2016) required by the start of the 2017 league year. While some teams are spending that money wisely, and getting the most out of their dollar to sign players at what they are worth, or below it. Some teams managed to live above their means in what appears to be paying for the name, rather than…
  • Chicago Cubs 2015 Preview

    Colby Rogers
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    2014 Record – 73-89, 5th NL Central Key Additions Jon Lester, Dexter Fowler, Miguel Montero, Jason Hammel Key Departures Luis Valbuena, Justin Ruggiano, Welington Castillo (eventually) Projected 2015 Lineup CF Dexter Fowler LF Chris Coghlan 1B Anthony Rizzo SS Starlin Castro RF Jorge Soler 2B Javier Baez C Miguel Montero 3B Kris Bryant Projected 2015 Starters Jon Lester Jake Arrieta Jason Hammel Kyle Hendricks Travis Wood Breakdown This could be the most exciting team in the baseball this year, both on the field with the long ball, and in the press room to try to predict. The variance…
  • Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Preview

    Colby Rogers
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    2014 Record – 88-74, 2nd NL Central Key Additions Francisco Cervelli, Jung Ho Kang, Corey Hart, A.J. Burnett Key Departures Russell Martin, Ike Davis, Edinson Volquez Projected 2015 Lineup 3B Josh Harrison LF Starling Marte CF Andrew McCutchen 2B Neil Walker 1B Pedro Alvarez RF Gregory Polanco C Francisco Cervelli SS Jordy Mercer Pitcher Projected 2015 Starters Gerrit Cole Francisco Liriano A.J. Burnett Charlie Morton Vance Worley Breakdown As you’ll see below, the Pirates are far from done, despite the very little play they’ve gotten with the rise of the Cubs in the NL…
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  • The Herd Report's Buffalo Sabres End of Season Ticket Giveaway

    Nick Kiser
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Enter below to win tickets to the Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Game on Monday April 6th. a Rafflecopter giveaway Five home games separate Sabres fans from the end of what could go down as the franchise’s worst season since the organization’s start in 1970. If anything, at least we can say we witnessed it, right?Looking at those remaining five home games in relation to the ongoing “tank” watch, there are some pivotal games coming up that could be a huge determinant come late June when the 53rd NHL Entry Draft takes place at the BB&T Center in Sunrise,…
  • DePaul or Buffalo? Making Bobby Hurley's Decision for Him

    Anthony Mathews
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Bobby Hurley was named one of sixteen finalists for Mid-Major Division One Coach of the Year on Monday.  (Photo Courtesy: University at Buffalo) Just days after University at Buffalo’s tough loss to West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Bulls head coach Bobby Hurley has a very important decision to make; a decision so tough, we don’t even want him to make it. We will. Should he stay or should he go? To us it seems like an easy call but someone must play devil’s advocate, check that, demon's advocate, better demon's advocate. That’s right Bulls…
  • With the Boston Bruins Post Season in Jeopardy, What Does this Mean for the Buffalo Sabres?

    Nick Kiser
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    4 goals allowed on just 12 shots. That was Tukka Rask’s stat line before he was pulled halfway through the second period in Sunday night’s game against the Lightning.“Defeated? No,” was Chris Kelly’s quick response following a 5-3 loss to the Lightning. “We lost some big games, but I still think we control our destiny,” Kelly added on. “We have nine games left. If we go out and play well for these nine games, then good things will happen. We’ve got a good group here and I feel confident in our group.”Well if the group plans on pulling off another playoff stint this year,…
  • Another Valiant Effort in Buffalo Sabres Loss to the New Jersey Devils

    Nick Kiser
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    Leading almost every category except for goals scored, the Buffalo Sabres fell to the New Jersey Devils by a score of 3-1 Friday night at the First Niagara Center. With their 44th loss of the season, the Sabres are now sitting in the basement of the league standings, three points behind Arizona.The Devils number one line of Adam Henrique, Scott Gomez, Steve Bernier combined for 6 points on the night (2 G, 4 A). Ex-Sabre Steve Bernier provided both the goals for his line. With this win, Bernier and his Devils have now won three straight games and are 10-3-2 in their past 15 games.
  • Billy Buckets' 3 Keys to a UB Victory

    Bill O'Hare
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Bobby Hurley has done a tremendous job at UB over his two year tenure.  He will represent a different blue today as he makes his much anticipated return to the NCAA tournament.  (Getty) UB is set to take on Bob Huggins and the West Virginia Mountaineers at 2:10pm.  UB has picked up some regional and national traction as an upset candidate.  In order for them to advance today, there are three facets of the game where they must succeed.1.  West Virginia will press and trap throughout the majority of the game.  Lamonte Beardon and Shannon Evans must stay…
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    T20 IPL INDIA 2015

  • India Vs Australia Live Streaming Prediction Semi Final

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    India Vs Australia live streaming prediction semi final match will be played today.Who will win today between india and australia.On star sports 3 and dd national channel you can watch the live streaming online. This Thursday, India will take on Australia at the second Semifinal clash to be held in Sydney. The invincible India are just a couple of matches away from clinching the World cup trophy but the performance of men in blue down under last summer is something that the Aussies are cheering about. The Sydney Pitch is going to be an unpredictable one as no one knows how the curator is…
  • IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony live streaming HD

    22 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    IPL 2015 Opening Ceremony live streaming in HD video. The preparations for IPL 8 Opening Ceremony are at its peak. The opening ceremonies tickets can be purchase from bookmyshow. All IPL seasons are known for their grand opening ceremonies and we are surely expecting that the 2015 IPL Opening Ceremony will be even more astonishing and grand.Cricket has always been the topmost obsession of people all over the world especially Indians. Different formats of cricket, be it the T20 format, one day format or the IPL, all are being equally loved and supported by the cricket fans. The good news for…
  • Watch Online IPL Season 8 2015 Live Streaming | All Teams Info

    Ayush Verma
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    The biggest entertainment festival of India, or the way they like to call themselves “India ka Tyohar” is hitting back with it season 8. Yes Indian Premier League 2015 IPL Season 8 is about to begin. Ipl Season 8 is scheduled to be starting from 8 April which will be streamed and broadcasted live on Sony Max and Sony Six. It will only be 29 March when ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will end and soon enough after that IPL Season 8 of 2015 will commence. You can Watch Online IPL Season 8 2015 Live Streaming Here.  Recently IPL Auctions took place where all the eight (8) IPL teams were fully…
  • India Vs Bangladesh Preview Prediction Live Streaming 2nd Quarter Final

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    India Vs Bangladesh preview prediction live streaming of 2nd quarter final of icc cwc 2015.Who will win the 2nd quarter final between india and bangladesh.Will India reach into the Semi Final easily.The men in blue are ready to take on the Bengal Tigers at the second quarter final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Melbourne. While India are the favorites to win the match but they will not take Bangladesh lightly under any circumstances. In fact Bangladesh’s entry into the second round of the tournament is in itself a strange case. India Vs Bangladesh Preview Prediction Live Streaming On…
  • {Buy}* Buy Pepsi IPL 2015 Ticket online Bookmyshow

    14 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Buy T20 Pepsi IPL 2015 Ticket online from Bookmyshow. Booking tickets for any event or movie has always been on the To-do list of everyone as it is really a grilling task to get in line and book these tickets to enjoy your favorite movie or a special event. The ticket booking was made easy by the great website Book My Show a few years ago. They made it possible to book tickets for any kind of event with a few clicks and online transaction. The application by the website came as a boon for the regular movie buffs and other frequent socialites. The app is also providing tickets for various…
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  • 2015 A.L. Central Preview: Chicago White Sox

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
      It has been a busy offseason for the Chicago White Stockings, and one that has certainly improved an underachieving squad from 2014. From big name pitching prospects to more power in the line-up, the pale hose opened their check books and went shopping.  But will that equal success in 2015?  With an improved division all around, here is a little preview of the White Sox and some predictions from this season.   New Acquisitions:   The White Sox acquired 5 new players this year for a grand total of $132 Million dollars (that is more than the entire payroll…
  • First Game Recap of the Season! Royals Bested by Sox, 6-0

    Sarah Davis
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Royals aired their first of four Spring Training games on Wednesday in efforts to prepare for the regular season. The Boys in Blue come in at 13-8, which is good enough for second in the Cactus League standings. They face American League Central foe, the Chicago White Sox, who are just 7-11, and not showing any improvement thus far in the spring games. Jason Vargas took the hill for the Royals. Vargas comes in with a bit of an inflated ERA at 17.55, but in spring, it’s hard to remember that ERA does not measure whether a guy is struggling…
  • Catching a Grunt Off Guard

    Jason Ulitschan
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Last week I wrote about meeting Frank White at a young age of 12 and this week I will share another chance encounter with a professional baseball player. This time we have to fast-forward from 12 year old me to 21 year old me. A lot had happened in those eight years, junior high, high school and half of college. The Royals went from being the kings of baseball to lowly Midwest jesters. In 1995, I was working through college at a local car dealership washing cars and anything else a grunt would be required to do. If the next man up on the totem pole told me to jump on one leg and rap Ice Ice…
  • 2nd Annual Royals Blue 2015 Home Opener Watch Party at Walsh’s Corner Cocktail!!!

    John Keeling
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Didn’t get a ticket to the 2015 Kansas City Royals home opener? Join us on April 6th at  Walsh’s Corner Cocktail for the second annual Royals Blue home opener watch party! Walsh’s is located at 304 West 85th street (a half block east of Wornall on 85th street) in south Kansas City. Traditionally, the great people at Walsh’s serve up hot dogs, hamburgers and brats with all the fixings, free of charge and Royals Blue writers will handing out some sweet swag (Koozies, Cups, and more). The game starts at 3:10 but come early to get a good seat and a cold beverage! Hope…
  • Royals News: Finnegan Sent Down

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    The Royals announced that Brandon Finnegan would be heading down to the minors to work as a starter. There had been some discussions that he may be able to make the club to work as a left handed reliever out of the pen, and when Tim Collins went down with an elbow injury, the talk intensified. Finnegan was never able to seize that opportunity however, and had a poor showing this spring, finishing with an 8.53 ERA in Cactus League play. There are two schools of thought. One is that Finnegan could have possibly helped the club in the short term, much like he was able to do at the end of last…
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  • 2015 MLB Preseason Predictions: SI Picks Indians To Win World Series

    Vince McKee
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The Cleveland Indians have been picked by Sports Illustrated to win the World Series Yes, you are reading that correct, in a world where the national media almost never shines on Cleveland, the largest sports publication in the world has picked the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series. This may not be as far-fetched The post 2015 MLB Preseason Predictions: SI Picks Indians To Win World Series appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • MMA: Does Josh Koscheck need to retire?

    Vince McKee
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Over a brilliant career, Josh Koscheck has fought some of the biggest names in MMA history such as Tyron Woodley, Johny Hendricks, Georges St-Pierre, Diego Sanchez, Robbie Lawler and Matt Hughes. He sent Matt Hughes into retirement and handed Diego Sanchez his first professional loss. He has challenged for the UFC Welterweight championship and routinely The post MMA: Does Josh Koscheck need to retire? appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • ICYMI: Lesnar Re-signs with WWE, Retires From MMA

    Vince McKee
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    After a yearlong speculation that Brock Lesnar would leave WWE and return to the UFC, he shocked many Tuesday afternoon when he announced live on ESPN that he would stay retired from MMA and that he had resigned a contract with the WWE. He admitted that the grueling tone it took on his body was The post ICYMI: Lesnar Re-signs with WWE, Retires From MMA appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • 2015 NFL Draft: Hurricanes WR Phillip Dorsett Racing Up Draft Boards

    Robert D. Cobb
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    With about one month until the 2015 NFL Draft, there are many late-round prospects that may be on the radar of perspective teams. One such potential gem could be speedy Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. Dorsett—no relation to the Dallas Cowboys Hall-Of-Fame running back, Tony—proverbially raced into the conversation of draft-day prospects to watch The post 2015 NFL Draft: Hurricanes WR Phillip Dorsett Racing Up Draft Boards appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
  • MLB: Dodgers Make Cuban Splash on Hector Olivera, But at What Risk?

    Jake Sauberman
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    After a long-awaited decision, Cuban star infielder Hector Olivera has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking the six-year, $62.5 million deal offered.  Olivera is just the latest Cuban to sign with a Major League team on a big contract, and for good reason.  Just look at success stories José Abreu, Yoenis Céspedes, The post MLB: Dodgers Make Cuban Splash on Hector Olivera, But at What Risk? appeared first on The InscriberMag : Digital Magazine.
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  • PSG – The Oil-Rich Team That Amazed In UCL

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    PSG – The Oil-Rich Team That Amazed In UCL Chelsea vs PSG from 11 March 2011 will sure become a classic of UEFA Champions League. It was a match full of surprises. PSG was for sure the better team and deserved to go further the Quarter Finals, while Chelsea remained stuck in a tactic that led to a complete disaster. What made the difference between the two teams? In my opinion the difference between Chelsea and PSG was made by the quality of football displayed by the two teams. While the oil-rich PSG tried to attack in both matches, Chelsea relied more on counter-attack and…
  • Harry Kane – Tottenham’s Hurricane

    7 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    Harry Kane – Tottenham’s Hurricane England’s new raising star, Harry Kane, is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in Premier League. Tottenham’s 21 years old striker is Premier League’s forth topscorer with 14 goals in 22 appearances, behind Diego Costa (17), Sergio Aguero (17) and Charlie Austin (14). Harry Kane is a complete striker, strong and hardworking, being able to score both from distance and from close range. Kane is a product of Tottenham’s youth system. The 21 years old English striker is one hell of an exception in a team that massively…
  • Hicham El Guerrouj – King of the Mile

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Hicham El Guerrouj – King of the Mile   Hicham El Guerrouj is considered one the greatest middle-distance runner of all times. The Moroccan dominated middle distance running for a decade, setting world records for the mile, 1500 m and 2000 m. El Guerrouj is still the record holder for 1500 m, 2000 m and the mile and is part of IAAF’s Hall of Fame. He is the first athlete ever to hold world records in the mile race and 1500 m both indoors and outdoors. Hicham El Guerrouj was born in September 1974, in Berkane, Morocco. El Guerrouj was inspired by the achievements of his fellow…
  • Iolanda Balas – The Flamingo Of The Carpathians

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
    Iolanda Balas – The Flamingo Of The Carpathians   Iolanda Balas is of the greatest high jumpers ever. The Romanian athlete dominated female high jump during 1950s and 1960s, setting 14 world records. Moreover, Iolanda Balas is the first women to high-jump the psychological and historical barrier of 6 feet (1.83m). Track and Field News declared Balas the best female high-jumper of the 20th century. Balas was born on 12 December 1936 in Timisoara, Romania. She started her athletic career at the local athletics club called “Electrica”, under Luiza Ernst-Lupsa’s…
  • Paavo Nurmi – The Flying Finn

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Paavo Nurmi – The Flying Finn   Paavo Nurmi is considered by many experts the greatest athlete of all time and he is part of IAAF Hall of Fame. Nurmi was an introvert runner, which paid more attention to his bulky stopwatch than to his opponents. The King of Runners was the first athlete that believed the records are meant to be broken and there is no limit for the human body. Paavo Nurmi established 22 world records ranging from 1500 m to 20 km, a record in running that was equaled only by Haile Gebrselassie. Moreover, The Flying Finn set another 36 unofficial word records during…
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    True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training

  • How To Best Use Your 3 Iron In Golf

    True Sports Legacy
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Getting the Most from Your 3 Iron While some golfers have chosen to take their 3 iron out of the bag in favor of another hybrid, this club is still alive and well in the bags of many golfers around the world. While hybrid clubs do have their benefits, there is something to be said […] The post How To Best Use Your 3 Iron In Golf appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • Individual Basketball Shooting Drills

    True Sports Legacy
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Individual Basketball Shooting Drills Watch More Shooting Videos The post Individual Basketball Shooting Drills appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • How To Lower Golf Handicap

    True Sports Legacy
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:13 pm
    How To Lower Golf Handicap The New Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf Click below to get the 1st of 4 Magic Moves to Winning Golf FREE! Give Me The 1st Magic Golf Move!   The post How To Lower Golf Handicap appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • Golfing Tips For Beginners

    True Sports Legacy
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Beginner Golf Lessons Learn More!… The post Golfing Tips For Beginners appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
  • Tennis Forehand Drills

    True Sports Legacy
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:41 am
    Tennis Forehand Drills This video is from the Modern Tennis Blueprint instructional series.  As part of their tennis instructional video series they cover many aspects of developing a top level forehand.  The course is taught by coach Eurico Correia, former ATP professional tennis player.  Check out the video below: Tennis Forehand Drills Instructional Video Here are some […] The post Tennis Forehand Drills appeared first on True Sports Legacy: Online Sports Training.
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  • RUGBY UNION – March 21st – 6Nations – Italy v Wales (Rome)

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
    The 6 Nations final day had been christened “Super Saturday” as any one of 4 out of the 6 teams could theoretically win the Championship. All 3 games were going to be played consecutively too, which could see more swings and roundabouts than in quite a lot of playgrounds, if you added them all together. So, Wales were up against it and so it seemed were the Italian authorities. Italy’s national airline, Alitalia went on strike on Friday, as did the air traffic controllers which meant many people’s flights were either cancelled or rescheduled. The people we were…
  • RUGBY LEAGUE – Melbourne, Australia

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:13 am
    Beefy & Rob went down to the Melbourne Sports Precinct to have a look at a Rugby League pre-season hit out between the Melbourne Storm and their Queensland feeder club Easts Tigers. The Tigers managed to knock off the mighty Storm in the same fixture last year. Let’s join the 365DaysofSport team to check out the action….. MELBOURNE STORM 44 – 12 EASTS TIGERS      
  • KITEBOARDING – St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

    8 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
    Beefy & Rob headed down to St Kilda Beach (West) to have a look at the Victorian State Titles. Here’s the 365Days take on the action!          
  • CROQUET – Elwood, Melbourne, Australia

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    Beefy & Rob headed down to Dandenong to have a look at the National In-Line Speed Skating Championships, but they were cancelled. So here’s some croquet action instead. Thank you to the Elwood Croquet Club for having us on short notice. If you want to learn the game or have a social day out or party then they would be most happy to accommodate you and show you the ropes (or mallets!). Head to for more information.        
  • LAWN BOWLS – Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    Beefy entered the Middle Park Bowls Club Championship. Let’s see how he does in our look at Lawn Bowls.        
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  • Liverpool Is NO Match For Manchester United

    Ismail N
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Well, at least during Sir Alex‘s reign at Old Trafford.Since the legendary Scotsman left, Liverpool has managed to close the gap or perhaps more precisely Manchester United has been on a decline. The fear factor has gone and if not for the heroic effort by David De Gea, The Red Devils may have found themselves languishing in the middle of the table.As thing stand at the moment, Manchester United is in the fourth place just above their fierce rival, Liverpool.The two teams will meet again at Anfield this weekend with Champion League spot at stake. Liverpool were on a good run and…
  • Goh Jin Wei Bakal Bintang Badminton Malaysia?

    Ismail N
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Gambar kredit: kali saya saksikan Goh Jin Wei beraksi secara ‘live‘ adalah semasa kejohanan Badminton Sirkit Kebangsaan, Terbuka Sabah tahun lalu. Berpasangan dengan  Lee Ying Ying, Jin Wei meraih kejuaraan bergu remaja perempuan dengan kemenangan yang amat mudah di peringkat akhir. Anak muda ini jelas enjoy dalam perlawanan itu dan ternyata dalam kelas tersendiri. Gelanggang remaja bukan lagi tempat buatnya. Goh Jin Wei sudah bersedia untuk melangkah ke peringkat senior.Kejohanan Badminton Terbuka Kuala LumpurUntuk Kejohanan Terbuka Kuala Lumpur yang…
  • Looks Like The Pennies Have Finally Dropped On JDT

    Ismail N
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    I thought JDT was absolutely magnificent in their Charity Shield Cup win over Pahang last Saturday. The Southern Tigers were on the cruise control right from the kick-off and were never troubled by the Elephants despite some nervous moments in the last few minutes of the game. I think they will be unstoppable this season and a clean sweep of Super League, FA Cup and Malaysia Cup are on card with distraction of the  AFC Champions League being the only thing that could stand in their way of completing the treble.Key DecisionsThe key to JDT’s impressive performance against Pahang must be…
  • Malaysian Hockey Team Needs New Ideas To Take On The World’s Best

    Ismail N
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:48 am
    In my previous posting, I did mention that the World Hockey League Second Round should be a walk in the park for our national hockey team. None of the teams participating in the tournament is up to our standard which is “world class“, mind you. So, despite the unexpected heart pumping and nerve-wracking semi-final match against Japan, all were smooth sailing for us. We even hammered our opponent in the final, Poland, 8-0. Neil Hawgood and Tai Beng Hai must be smiling up to their ears.I have always maintained that we have a very good hockey team especially at junior level. However,…
  • Has Wayne Rooney Finally Accepted The Role Of A Midfielder?

    Ismail N
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    It is well documented that Wayne Rooney was frustrated at repeatedly being used in midfield by Sir Alex Ferguson during the Scot’s time at Old Trafford. He has spoken in the past about his preference to play as a striker and has even asked for a transfer in the final weeks of Ferguson’s time in charge.David Moyes later reverted Rooney back to his preferred role during his ill-fated 10 months reign but under Louis Van Gaal, Wayne Rooney was again asked to play in that deeper role behind the two strikers and he has been simply awesome.More importantly, he looked like he enjoyed…
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  • Three Key Battles: England v Lithuania

    Adam Storer
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    England will take on Lithuania at Wembley on Wednesday evening in a 2016 European Championships qualifier, in what will be the first meeting between the two countries. The Three Lions are looking to continue their impressive run in Group E, as a home victory would extend their 100% winning run to five in five games in the competition. Beating Switzerland last September in Basel was expected to be their toughest fixture, and have made light work of their other group matches, which included a 5-0 win over San Marino. Strong start As for Lithuania, they have two wins and as many defeats so far,…
  • Who are Ya?! Ondrej Duda

    Matt Farr
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Image: He may be unknown to some, but Slovak youngster Ondrej Duda is somewhat of a rising star on the European front. The 20-year-old has already established the nicknames ‘Dudinho’ and ‘Ondrej di Maria’, suggesting he has bags of talent. Playing as an attacking-midfielder for Polish Ekstraklasa club Legia Warsaw, Duda is already making a name for himself across some of Europe’s top leagues, reportedly attracting interest in January from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham. He may currently be valued at just £5 million, but you can expect this to rise…
  • West Ham midfielder uncertain of future

    Paul Joannou
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    West Ham United are undecided on the future of Alex Song, following his recent displays for the Hammers, according to the Daily Mail. The midfielder, at Upton Park on a season-long loan from Barcelona, is looking increasingly likely to return to the Nou Camp in the summer. After a promising start to his Hammers career, his performance levels have dropped of late and Sam Allardyce is now unsure whether it is worth making the deal permanent. Costly The 27-year-old earns £80,000 a week at Barcelona and West Ham are unwilling to risk paying him that amount based on current form. They would also…
  • Wolfsburg ace to turn down Chelsea return

    Danny Maiorca
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wolfsburg’s Marcel Schafer has told journalists that Kevin De Bruyne will snub a possible summer return to Chelsea, reports the London Evening Standard. The Belgian international joined the German club in January 2014 after failing to break into the first-team at Stamford Bridge, and has made 21 assists in his midfield role this season. His performances have once again attracted interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Flying high The Wolves are currently second in the Bundesliga behind runaway leaders Bayern and find themselves in the last…
  • Dudek: Arsenal goalkeeper needs move

    Danny Maiorca
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Former Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek has urged Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to leave the club in order to save his career, according to the Daily Star. Sczezsny established himself as the first-choice keeper after breaking through in 2011, but has now lost his place to Colombian David Ospina. The Polish international was dropped after a string of poor performances, and was caught smoking in the changing room after the Gunners’ 2-0 defeat at Southampton in January. Needs game time He has since played just three times in cup competitions, and Dudek believes an exit would benefit…
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  • Premier League Football Week 11 Preview & Betting Tips

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Cookie shares with us his selections for the weekends Premier League football, and had you have been following his selections this season you would be looking at a healthy 17% profit on your investment thus far! Great tipping.Liverpool v Chelsea Chelsea are rightly at the top of the table, and are looking the best team in the league, Liverpool however are looking a poor version of themselves from last season. But I think the pricing on this game reflects that too drastically. Its hard to justify Chelsea being around a 11/10 shot to go and win at Anfield against a Liverpool team that rested…
  • Premier League Football Week 8 Preview & Betting Tips

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    More winners again last week, after the international football break we get going again with some interesting fixtures and some equally interesting football betting tips from Game of Odds blogger and resident tipster, Cookie.Manchester City v Tottenham This matchup has recently brought us a lot of goals, 30 goals in the last 6, and should make for an interesting early kick off for the Premier League. The goals have been a little one-sided also with City scoring 22 of these 30. Throw into the mix that Spurs have injury questions over keeper Lloris and top scorer Chadli and you wonder if this…
  • Premier League Week 7 Preview & Betting Tips

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Our resident tipster Cookie is showing good profit in the Premier League so far with his football betting tips. Read on to find out this week's suggested winners. And remember to sign up to Game of Odds if you haven't already to put your football knowledge and predictions to the test!Hull v Crystal Palace Hull have looked an interesting side to watch, and they have got a decent enough set of players there, but something isn’t quite going right for them of late. They have won just one of their last 11 premier league matches since the FA Cup semi-final win last April (losing 6 along the…
  • Championship Week 6 Preview & Betting Tips

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Cookie took profit on both last weekend and this week’s midweek fixtures in the Championship, and he’s convinced about a few games with big plays this weekend. Cookie has a bigger stake available this weekend due to midweek winners - so is staking approx £12,000 this weekendWatford v Bournemouth I’ve been quite sweet about the chances of Bournemouth in their last two games, and they have let me down on both occasions, and this is very much a case of twice bitten thrice shy for me. Watford are without Troy Deeney and Fernando Foresieri, so are missing options up front (those two…
  • Premier League Week 5 Preview & Betting Tips

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Last weekend’s results saw over a 10% profit on advised stakes in the Premier League and with the season running well into profit, what does Cookie have up his sleeve this week for you lucky punters?QPR v Stoke Whilst I understand each team has a quota that live television has to meet, it does seem that rather a lot of them are coming early in the season. And this weekend’s early live match in the premier league brings us a stinker in QPR vs Stoke. There isn’t much to get excited about here, and especially if you are a QPR fan, they have been conceding goals in chunks and…
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  • Revisiting Preseason Predictions for Every Sweet 16 Team

    Andrew Doughty
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    First, no, you should not be gloating this week for picking Kentucky to reach the Sweet 16 back in October, as millions of other college basketball fans did the same. Now that we’re clear on things, what were coaches, experts and other predicting for each of the Sweet 16 teams during the 2014-15 season?As we continue upon the unforgiving road to the Final Four, let’s rewind back to late October and early November and review preseason predictions for every team remaining in the field, including preseason rankings, bracketology seeding and other notes on each team’s…
  • California Dreamin’ in D2 Women’s Basketball Final Four

    Creighton Rabs
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    If there’s one certainty about Friday night’s D2 Women’s Basketball national championship in Sioux Falls, S.D., it’s that the 2015 national champion will hail from California. The only question is whether it will be from the state of California or the rural college down south of Pittsburgh, Pa.How did they get there? Here’s how…California (Pa.) 51, Emporia State 46The Vulcans’ magical ride through the NCAA tournament continued after a hard-fought win over Emporia State. It should come as no shock that this Final Four contest turned into a defensive struggle as neither team…
  • D2 Men’s Basketball Elite Eight Recap and Highlights

    Creighton Rabs
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    And then there were four…Wednesday’s NCAA D2 Men’s Basketball Elite Eight provided a lot of great moments and differing styles inside the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. Here’s a look back at the quarterfinal clashes through the eyes of the coaches and players.DON’T MESS WITH TEXANSSeven and a half minutes…That’s the length of Tarleton State’s second half run that powered the Texans into the Final Four in their 77-59 Elite Eight win over Mount Olive. For Tarleton head coach Lonn Reisman, it was a far cry from the first five minutes of the contest, when the Trojans stormed…
  • FAN VOTE: Who Brings Home the D2 Women’s Title?

    Scott Herman
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
  • FAN VOTE: Who Will Play for the D2 Men’s Basketball Title on Saturday?

    Scott Herman
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
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  • Foreign football fans pivotal to Premier League growth

    Steven McBain
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Foreign Football fans pivotal to Premier League growth The EPL has thrived on its' unrivalled global marketing and status unlocking enormous riches. Yet local fans complain that football has 'sold out' and that the atmosphere in grounds is terrible. So who is to blame? First of all it's probably best to admit that I am part of the potential problem. I reside in Singapore yet I keep two season tickets for Stamford Bridge. I do not I would hasten to add ever re-sell my tickets, but by the end of this season I'll have attended a grand total of two matches. Many fans and even players are…
  • England's Best XI to Face Lithuania

    Joshua Rowe
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    England vs Lithuania England face Lithuania this week in their latest Euro 2016 qualifier; a game which they will undoubtedly be expected to win, and win comfortably. With that in mind here is a prediction of England’s best starting squad to face the minnows on Friday. Goalkeeper: Joe Hart -  The Manchester City shot-stopper was not first choice for this position, however Fraser Forster’s injury against Burnley at the weekend has meant that Joe Hart is the only viable option for Roy Hodgson although Forster should get a chance to impress soon after his great performance in the Premier…
  • English referees should take some blame for the Premier League's Euro shame

    Nick Parr
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:03 am
    Last week saw the final three English teams in European competition this season crash out following an all round dismal display from our nation's sides. Arsenal, Man City and Everton all saw their European dreams ended on consecutive nights last week, with Man City the only team excused for it due to the standard of their opponents. However, during the European games this season, as they do every season, referees have been strict and adhered to the laws of the game rather than 'big club' reputations. Our players aren't used to this from referees and those at top clubs often get caught out by…
  • Five things to watch out for - Liverpool vs Manchester United

    Joseph Akumaglo
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Liverpool host rivals Manchester United on Sunday afternoon in a tie that may define the fortune of both clubs relative to qualification for next season’s Champions League. The Anfield based outfit is two points adrift of their visitors and a triumph over their fiercest of rivals would see them overtake Van Gaal’s men who are currently placed fourth in the league. Liverpool are the only unbeaten side in the English top flight since the turn of the year and will be looking to maintain that feat when they come up against a United side that has blown hot and cold this term. Anfield is the…
  • Premier League's European demise part of a cycle

    Steven McBain
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    Premier League clubs in the champions league English clubs have endured another torrid season in Europe. Is it a blip, a terminal decline or simply part of a normal cycle? It is safe to say that England’s clubs have had three lean seasons in European competition - it is the second time in three years a EPL club has not made it to the last eight of the Champions League. It’s also been a dismal effort in the Europa League with only Everton being soundly thrashed by Kiev to end all English participation this year. Now all of this comes at a time when the Premiership is awash with even more…
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  • Graphic Photos Of Kidnappers Shot Dead By Security Operatives In Anambra

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Five kidnappers were yesterday killed and several others injured in Anambra State by security operatives.   After a serious exchange of bullets between the kidnappers and the agents of security operatives,five of the kidnappers were shot dead while others got injured at their den in Eziowelle,Idemmili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.One of the kidnappers shot dead was Paschal Obinna Offor,a a gospel band leader,from Arondizuogu, Imo State while Mr. Ifeanyi Ezeofor who deals in counterfeit currency was also arrested by the operatives. See more photos below...
  • Soldiers Troop In Into Nnewi,Anambra Ahead Of Saturday's Election(Photos)

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Ahead of Saturday's presidential election in Nigeria,many soldiers were spotted in Nnewi,Anambra state.Does anyone really know what they are doing there?
  • Photos From The Scene Of Today's Riot In Oshodi,Lagos

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Thugs armed with guns,matches and other weapons allegedly said to be OPC members stormed Oshodi area of Lagos State around 6am today,harassed residents of the area and shot bullets into the air.  Riot which started in the area later spread to Costain and Maryland areas of Lagos state.The cause of the riot is not well known yet.More photos from the scene after the cut.....
  • PDP Campaigns With Packaged Garri,Groundnut And Sugar(Photo)

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    PDP's campaign strategy has taken another dimension. In a bid to win Saturday's presidential election,PDP has brought a new system of capaign to impress the masses by campaigning with packaged ‘garri, sugar and groundnut’.
  • Governor Fayose Mocks APC Again With An Advert On The Front Page Of Today's Punch Newspaper(Pic)

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    Gov. Fayose can not stop his attack on APC on various national Newspapers.  May be after election everything will be over.Checkout his advert on Punch today
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  • Game 73: Taming the red hot Senators

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The New York Rangers are in Ottawa tonight to take on The Hamburglar and the Ottawa Senators. The Senators have ridden goalie Andrew Hammond, The Hamburglar, all the way to the second wild card in the Eastern Conference. Hammond is 14-0-1 with a .946 SV% (!!) as the Sens leapfrogged half of the Eastern Conference, Read more → The post Game 73: Taming the red hot Senators appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • NWHL set to launch this fall

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Per Travis Hughes, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) is set to play its inaugural season this fall with four teams: Boston Pride, New York Riveters (based out of Long Island), Connecticut Whale, and Buffalo Beauts. There is currently a women’s team in Boston as a part of the CWHL (additional teams in Calgary, Montreal, Read more → The post NWHL set to launch this fall appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go, and he’s so dreamy

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    In case you missed it, Mackenzie Skapski was returned to the Hartford Wolf Pack yesterday. That means one and only one thing: Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go. After six long weeks without that glorious hair and perfect charisma, The King is ready to go. If your memory serves you, Lundqvist is the best goalie Read more → The post Henrik Lundqvist is ready to go, and he’s so dreamy appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Scouting potential wild card opponents (Part 2)

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Last week I covered the four Atlantic Division teams the Rangers could face in the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, so this week let’s take a look at the three Metro Division rivals that New York could meet in Round One. New York – The upstart Islanders seized control of the Metro Read more → The post Scouting potential wild card opponents (Part 2) appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
  • Rangers return Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    The New York Rangers have returned goaltender Mackenzie Skapski to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. Skapski was called up in February to be the backup to Cam Talbot while Henrik Lundqvist was injured. Skapski played two games, both against the Buffalo Sabres, allowing one goal and recording a shutout. This means Lundqvist is Read more → The post Rangers return Mackenzie Skapski to Hartford appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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  • Motorrad – Aprilia setzt Testfahrten am Rennwochenende fort

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:47 pm
    26. März 2015 – 22:21 Uhr Alvaro Bautista macht beim Trainingsauftakt in Katar Vergleichstests mit dem Aprilia-Motor – Ex-Vizeweltmeister Marco Melandri ist mit großem Abstand Letzter Alvaro Bautista hat mit seiner Zeit den Anschluss ans große Mittelfeld geschafft © Aprilia ( – Aprilia hatte beim MotoGP-Comeback erwartungsgemäß Rückstand. Alvaro Bautista landete am Donnerstag im ersten Freien Training unter Flutlicht auf dem Losail-Kurs nur auf dem 22. Platz. Sein Rückstand hielt sich mit 1,8 Sekunden in Grenzen. Allerdings war die…
  • EM-Qualifikation: Spanien um Juan Bernat trifft auf die Ukraine

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Spanien gegen Ukraine gefordert 27.03.2015 / 00:01 Uhr Vicente del Bosque trifft mit Spanien auf die Ukraine © Getty Images Vicente del Bosque redet gar nicht lange um den heißen Brei herum. “Es geht um sehr viel”, sagte der Erfolgstrainer der spanischen Nationalmannschaft vor dem Einstieg in die heiße Phase der Qualifikation für die EM 2016 in Frankreich. Im Duell mit der Ukraine am Freitag (ab 20.45 Uhr im LIVETICKER) müssen die Iberer nicht nur den Angriff auf Rang zwei der Gruppe C abwehren. Sie spielen auch gegen die zunehmende Unzufriedenheit. “Drei Punkte wären…
  • “Atemlos” ist Hit des Jahres: Helene Fischer räumt beim “Echo” ab

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Unterhaltung “Herzlich Willkommen zu den Helene-Fischer-Festspielen”: Helene Fischer hält den Echo für das “Album des Jahres” in Händen.(Foto: picture alliance / dpa) Donnerstag, 26. März 2015 Die deutsche Musikindustrie wagt den schwierigen Balanceakt zwischen Glamour und Trauer: Der Gala-Abend zur Echo-Verleihung beginnt mit einer Schweigeminute – danach feiert die Branche ihre erfolgreichsten Interpreten. Sie ist Deutschlands Schlagersuperstar Nummer 1 und die große Gewinnerin des Abends: Bei der Live-Show der diesjährigen Echo-Preisverleihung konnte…
  • Uwe Gensheimer über den Rücktritt von DHB-Präsident Bernhard Bauer

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Gensheimer bedauert Bauers Rücktritt 26.03.2015 / 17:59 Uhr Nationalspieler Uwe Gensheimer bedauert den Rücktritt von Bernhard Bauer © Getty Images Nationalmannschaftskapitän Uwe Gensheimer bedauert den unerwarteten Rücktritt von Bernhard Bauer als Präsident des Deutschen Handbal-Bundes (DHB). “Die Hintergründe sind mir nicht bekannt, ich finde seinen Rücktritt aber extrem schade”, sagte der 28 Jahre alte Linksaußen von den Rhein-Neckar Löwen dem Mannheimer Morgen: “Für die Nationalmannschaft und mich persönlich ist das eine traurige Geschichte.” Bauer…
  • Traum vom Viertelfinale lebt

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    ALBA dank Zittersieg auf Kurs 26.03.2015 / 22:16 Uhr Marko Banic war mit 16 Punkten bester Werfer bei ALBA Berlin © Getty Images Die Albatrosse dürfen in der Euroleague weiter vom erstmaligen Einzug ins Viertelfinale träumen. Trotz gutem Start und klarer Führung gerät der Sieg gegen Belgrad noch in Gefahr. Pokalsieger ALBA Berlin darf in der Euroleague weiter vom erstmaligen Einzug ins Viertelfinale träumen. Die Hauptstädter feierten am zwölften Spieltag der Top-16-Runde mit dem 73:68 (39:24) gegen Roter Stern Belgrad mit Nationalspieler Maik Zirbes ihren sechsten Sieg (Datencenter:…
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  • Ex-Chelsea man set to reject offers from Bayern Munich

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    Former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will reject the chance to sign for German giants Bayern Munich, according to his Wolfsburg teammate Marcel Schafer.Kevin De BruyneDe Bruyne was signed by Chelsea from Genk in January 2012 for around £6m and spent the 2012-13 season on loan in Germany with Werder Bremen.The Belgian midfielder's chance at Chelsea finally came last season but he was publicly criticized by Mourinho for his performance in a League Cup match against Swindon and subsequently dropped to train with the under-21 squad.German club Wolfsburg paid £18m for the playmaker in the…
  • Mario Balotelli tells his critics to shut up by posting a video on Instagram.

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    Mario Balotelli took on his critics by posting a video on Instagram.The striker joined Liverpool from AC Milan for £16 million last August but has managed to score just four goals in 20 appearances across all competitions.Mario BalotelliOut of the 4, only 1 of those goals has come in the Premier League. The 24-year-old has struggled for game time in recent weeks following the return of first choice forward Daniel Sturridge from an injury lay off.Balotelli's attitude is considered to be the reason behind his omission from Brendan Rodgers’ team, but in a video uploaded on Tuesday evening…
  • Jamie Carragher believes David De Gea will leave Man United

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    Jamie Carragher believes David De Gea will leave Man UnitedDavid De GeaManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea will be out of contract at the end of next season.Spanish Giants Real Madrid are looking for a keeper with a view to replacing Iker Casillas and are reportedly tracking the Spaniard, who is now regarded as one of the best keepers in the world.Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that the move makes a lot of sense.He also tweeted: "Madrid need a new keeper De Gea wants to win trophies no brainer."Madrid need a new keeper De Gea wants to win trophies no brainer.— Jamie…
  • Roger Federer stunned as he loses a point against a kid at Madison Square Garden

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    A young boy was invited onto the court during an exhibition game between Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov.Roger Federer after losing a point to the kidThe kid was was hardly dressed for the occasion, in a hoodie and jeans. He got Dimitrov's racket  and looked set to face Federer and also perfectly lobbed Federer for a winner. Federer looked shocked after losing a point to a little kid at the gameDimitrov won the exhibition 6-2, 1-6, 7-5, which was been played at Madison Square Garden. Federer would say the child’s lob was the turning point of the match.Although the game did not mean a…
  • Fabregas trolls the translator at the PSG press conference

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Chelsea star ​Cesc Fabregas made a very cheeky comment after a lengthy question from a French journalist in Chelsea's pre-match press conference ahead of their PSG Champions League tie tonight.​Cesc Fabregas during the pre-match press conference ahead of their PSG Champions League tieThe former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder listened calmly, agreed along to the question and then cut off his translator as he started to translate the question for him in English.He said "Je parle Francais, mon ami", which means that he can speak French.The translator had to stop for a moment as the…
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    Go Gonzo Journal

  • I Guess I’ll Start Smoking

    Caleb Bjørnsen
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    I used to be what you would call a chain smoker. I genuinely enjoyed the act of smoking. I didn’t (and still don’t) feel “normal” unless I have some form of nicotine in my system. As I continued smoking my breathing became increasingly strained. It had gotten to the point where I had to inhale epinephrine at least once a day just to feel like I could breathe. After a few months of this I came to the conclusion that not being able to breathe blows, and I purchased an electronic cigarette for myself. I absolutely loved it. It tasted fantastic and gave me the nicotine hit I…
  • MDMA and Psychedelics are Therapeutic

    Dr. Jimmy Wall
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Pål-Ørjan Johansen treated his alcoholism with psilocybin and then treated his traumatic memories with MDMA. Today he is a psychologist, researcher and a family man — educating the world about how MDMA and psychedelics can improve mental health. EmmaSofia is a non-profit organisation founded by Teri Krebs and Pål-Ørjan Johansen. An organisation based in Oslo, Norway working to increase the access to quality-controlled MDMA and psychedelics. Seven days ago EmmaSofia launched a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo. With your help EmmaSofia can continue their invaluable research, have…
  • St. Vincent Biggest Oscar Snub of 2015

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    The Academy has lost all credibility in my book. I’m starting to think all the Oscar voters are blind. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has sunk to new lows in its continued condemnation of comedy and, specifically, Bill Murray. St. Vincent was easily the best film I saw in 2014. I wept the first time I saw it. I’ve seen it three times now, and I still cry at the end. Yet the Academy didn’t bother to nominate Murray or St. Vincent for anything — not a damn thing. Bill Murray gives an impeccable performance as Vin, a Vietnam vet down on his luck and losing his…
  • Why Alice Should Shove Encryption Down Bob’s Throat

    Dr. Jimmy Wall
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    The new, fashionable claim is that privacy is dead. Which is understandable. Even I have made this claim. As it is close to two years since we learnt that the NSA is keeping a very close eye on everyone connected to the Internet — especially if they use online services located in the United States. Yet there seems to be a collective ‘meh’ when it comes to privacy, even if we have a number of options to guard our privacy. Also, any uproar regarding encroachment on privacy tends to be short-lived. I’ve lost count of how many times people have been upset with Facebook and how they…
  • Journalism is Dying in the Gutter

    Dr. Jimmy Wall
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    It’s time we accepted the truth. Much like privacy, journalism is dead, too. I’m not joking. It has actually been dead for a while. Well, not literally dead. There is still some good journalism out there, but it’s difficult to come by — a lot of noise is suffocating it. It’s more like journalism is lying in the gutter, slowly bleeding out. But it’s not the loss of blood that is killing it. It’s the alcohol. Journalism is drinking itself to death, like a homeless alcoholic that has given up on life. Everyone walks by, complaining about its body lying there, drunk, bleeding…
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  • Formula One: Alonso and Bottas cleared to race in Malaysia – Sutil appointed Williams reserve

    Jordan Groves
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    In the build-up to this weekend’s 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix, the FIA have announced that both Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas, who missed the season-opening Australian Grand Prix due to injury, will race this weekend after the pair passed all safety and medical checks. Alonso was injured during the penultimate pre-season testing days after a strange incident at the wheel of the McLaren-Honda. The team cited strong wind at Catalunya as the reason for Alonso’s off-track excursion and also stated that Alonso had been unconcious and then woke up thinking it was 1995 and that he…
  • MotoGP: The emergence of a digital divide

    Emanuele Venturoli
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    As I was diligently taking care of my daily community management yesterday, a LinkedIn post caught my attention. In the MotoGP discussion group on the popolar business platform, content production executive Mark Coyle cleverly discussed the urgency of a digital revolution within the MotoGP championship and at races. Now, Mark is a highly valued professional and needs no further endorsements from me, yet the piece was so brilliantly written and so timely I couldn’t help but repost. Of course, I didn’t bona fide cut and paste the article, but asked permission to Mark first. So,…
  • MotoGP: Honda, Marquez ready for Qatar grand return

    Emanuele Venturoli
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Last week’s Qatar test signaled an end to Winter testing and the Repsol Honda Team are en route back to the desert for the first round of the season. It’s been a positive testing period for reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, and his teammate Dani Pedrosa. After a challenging test in Valencia at the end of 2014, the Honda Racing Corporation engineers returned to Japan and worked hard all winter, in order to arrive at the first test in Malaysia with additional chassis’ for both riders to try. Since then, progress has been steady as both Marc and Dani fine tuned their Honda RC213V…
  • MotoCross: successful broken arm surgery for Canard

    Emanuele Venturoli
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Team Honda HRC’s Trey Canard underwent successful surgery today at the Oklahoma Sports Science & Orthopedics (OSSO) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to repair the radius in his left arm that was fractured in a crash during round 12 of the AMA Supercross series at Detroit’s Ford Field on March 21. During the operation, doctors applied a carbon fiber plate, replacing another plate that had been applied in November 2013, following a different arm injury. In addition, doctors inserted eight screws and performed a bone graft to ensure optimal healing. With an estimated recovery time of six to…
  • Formula One: German Grand Prix cancelled for 2015

    Jordan Groves
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    The 2015 German Grand Prix has officially been dropped from this year’s Formula One world championship. The sport’s governing body, the FIA, confirmed the removal of the race today after news broke in the last weeks that the race was set to leave after financial problems hit the Nurburgring circuit. The Nurburgring had been scheduled to host the German Grand Prix this year as a part of its alternating deal with the Hockenheimring. Talks between the FIA and the circuit broke down over the winter however, which put the event in doubt. A deal was proposed with the Hockenheimring to…
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    Decathlon Blog | How to Guides & Expert Tips - 70 Sports

  • Decathlon Day Hike: Edale, Grinds Brook and kinder

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Up early, and at the train station for the 9:14 am train to Edale, Decathlon Sheffield Sports Advisors; Dom Evans – product trainer for Quechua, Simmon and Wedze, Danny Foster – nutrition expert and Cláudia Braz-Nunes hit the Peak District for a day of hiking and product testing. We set off from Edale and headed North towards Grinds Brook. A tough accent that takes over an hour to complete, but provides staggering views when you reach the top. Grinds brook is a waterfall that provides a great challenge to navigate, but is also a fantastic experience to both the novice and…
  • Review: Quechua Forclaz 500 Walking Trousers

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    These trousers took me by surprise when I first put them on. I was firstly amazed by their amazing comfort and fit. They cost £34.99, very reasonable for a performance hiking trouser. They also come in three colours: black, dark green and grey, and are available in sizes XS to 3XL. As a regular hiker and mountaineering enthusiast I’ve had years of experience with walking trousers and generally expect trousers to feel and perform to a certain standard. This was perhaps why I was so surprised. Assuming it’s not raining, these are hands down the best trousers I have ever used, and here is…
  • Quechua Forclaz 50L Speed Backpack

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Ridiculously lightweight at only 1080 grams, a huge capacity of 51 litres and 10 year guarantee, is this the best 2-3 day rucksack Quechua have made? I’m seriously impressed and here’s why. Main Compartment, Pockets & Straps The Main compartment holds 51 litres, making it suitable for multi-day hikes. It can also be access from the bottom. The main pocket features a pouch to hold a water bladder. I used my 3 L water bladder at full capacity and it fit perfectly. My only criticism is the lack of a strap inside to hook your water bladder onto. The mouthpiece can be directed out of the…
  • First Look: B’TWIN Ultra 900 Carbon Road Bike

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    The new B’TWIN ULTRA 900 Carbon Road bike is finally here! Are you looking for a new road bike this year? A full carbon fibre frame and fork? A Shimano 105 11 speed group set? A bike that was rated better than Cannondale, Specialized and Cube in a review by Cycling Weekly? Then check out the new Ultra 900 carbon road bike! The new B’TWIN ULTRA 900 Carbon Road bike So what does this bike have to offer? At its heart is the new carbon fibre frame and ULTRA Evo Dynamic full carbon fork. Described as giving one of the best weight/propulsion ratios there is on the market, the module is…
  • Carrying Your Spares on a Road Bike

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Over the weekend I’ve had a number of customers buying spare inner tubes, tyre levers and multi tools for their road bikes, so it sounds as though you’re all getting out on the road again racking up the miles! I’ve also been asked for advice on how to carry your spares whilst out on the bike. The most practical way is with a bag that fits underneath the saddle; known as a saddlebag. My bag of choice is the B’Twin 0.4l saddlebag which I’ve used throughout the winter. Why did I choose this one? It’s well made and relatively inexpensive (£4.99), and like most B’Twin products…
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  • Things College Athletes Have To Adjust To Out Of High School

    Jason Whitney
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Jason Whitney There are a lot of different adjustments that people have to go through in order to get ready to play at the next level. Although the student athlete has prepared, there are some things that just take time to adjust to. This could be in athletic performance but can also branch out to personal life and academics. Here are a few of the hardest things to get used to the first year or two you are competing in college athletics. Coaches Coaches during the recruiting process can have a much different attitude when an athlete actually arrives on campus. There have been plenty of…
  • WATCH:You won’t believe what Penny Hardaway is doing these days

    Jim Racalto
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Jim Racalto During his prime with the Orlando Magic, Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was destined to be the next NBA great. He looked to have the skills to rival the great Michael Jordan. However, chronic knee injuries derailed what would have been a surefire Hall of Fame career. Penny earned over $120 million in that career – enough to comfortably ride off into the sunset. Instead, he returned home to Tennessee to fulfill a promise to a lifelong friend. Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and…
  • Win money online now using sports statistics

    Jason Whitney
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Jason Whitney Everyone loves to win money, but unfortunately not everyone does. While the reasons can vary, when using statistics and tips from the professionals, this can make winning more of a probability rather than taking a shot in the dark. Playing games and gambling online can be a tricky situation often times if you’re unsure of bonuses you can receive and not having the luxury of reviewing sites. That is where Mobile Casino Party really shines. They give you tips and recommendations with a star system showing you the best reviewed online casino sites. In addition, they will…
  • Electronic Sports: Turning a Professional Gaming Team into 3D Figurines

    Jason Whitney
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Jason Whitney Team Dignitas is known around the world as one of the best gaming squads. Founded in 2004, the UK team started out playing Battlefield 1942, a tactical multiplayer game set during World War II. After experiencing some success in the e-Sports world, the team registered itself as an organization and started to broaden its gaming focus. Today, Team Dignitas has specialized squads playing games like League of Legends, StarCraft, FIFA, and Dota. To celebrate this acclaimed team, 3D Systems has partnered up to create a series of miniature figures based on some highly respected…
  • Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants betting legalized in the United States

    Jason Whitney
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Jason Whitney The sports betting market has boomed exponentially in the United Kingdom and Europe over the past few years, and the multi-billion dollar gambling industry will most likely be intertwined with professional sports for many years to come. Despite the rapid growth of betting in Europe, the United States have been adopting a tough stance against the industry till date and consequently, gambling on sports remains illegal in most states outside of Nevada. There are hundreds of European licensed operators offering online casino & sports betting and the industry is growing.
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  • Tastemakers Of The Week: Manchester Brand Kommon Universe Drops Cool Looks For Spring/Summer 2015

    Keenan Higgins
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website For this edition of Tastemakers Of The Week, we’re giving props to Kommon Universe out of Manchester, UK for dropping an innovative Spring/Summer 2015 collection, filled with technical outwear and a few interesting prints. As far as first collections go, Kommon Universe stepped out the door swinging with a nice range of seasonal navy blue, white, and lilac purple hues. From the more noticeable looks of bombers, button-ups and textured twill trousers, to smaller eye-grabbers, like the carefully constructed…
  • Happy #AirMaxDay! Celebrate The Aura of the Air [PHOTOS/GIF]

    Andrew Martin
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website On March 26, 2014, Nike made an inaugural holiday and like anything stamped with the Swoosh, we followed. A year later its #AirMaxDay and it seems like this is a holiday that’s not going anywhere, which is a funny coincident because that is kind of what the holiday encompasses.  The streets, blogs and social media are buzzing around the nostalgic silhouette. Air Max Day is a celebration of the initial release of the Air Max 1 in 1987. So, 28 years later DUNK360 wants to celebrate the day with the…
  • Dean Smith Left $200 to Every One of His Players in Will [PHOTO]

    Andrew Martin
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website The North Carolina Tar Heels take the court tonight in the Sweet Sixteen against Wisconsin, but the spotlight is not just on them, for now. Former UNC coach, Dean Smith passed away at the age of 83 last month, but his legacy and his money will be left with his former player forever. Dean Smith’s former players received a letter from accounting firm Miller McNeish & Breedlove with a $200 check and a message from Smith, “enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith.” The enclosed…
  • adidas Turned Down Michael Jordan Endorsement Deal In 1984

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website In recent news, a former adidas employee has released information that the popular company turned down Michael Jordan as an endorsement opportunity back in 1984. The information, located in the Wall Street Journal, details how the German company went with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as their choice than Jordan. Read this excerpt detailing adidas’ mistake: In 1984, Adidas made a misstep that presaged others. A University of North Carolina basketball star named Michael Jordan wanted a sponsorship deal with Adidas…
  • Xavi Says No to the MLS, He’s Taking His Talents to Qatar

    Rohtas Wadera
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    DUNK360 | Basketball, Football, Baseball, all sports lifestyle and fashion website Xavi Hernandez has finally decided where he will be playing next season and its a shock for a lot of people. It seemed that for the longest time, Xavi was going to end up a player at NYCFC in the MLS. He would have already had a friend in David Villa, he would have been paired with Frank Lampard and he would get to live in New York. Apparently none of that matters to Xavi who basically led on the MLS for the longest time. Instead, Xavi is heading to Qatar to play for Al Sadd on three year deal. There’s…
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  • Philippe Coutinho – The Missing Piece To The Liverpool Jigsaw

    Hussein J
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
      Liverpool’s narrative has over the weeks begun taking a different turn; once considered destined to finish out of the European spots, they have gathered momentum over the weeks to slowly but surely stake their claim for a top four finish. Daniel Sturridge’s return from injury may have provided a much-needed psychological boost after a lengthy layoff, after the news of Steven Gerrard’s imminent departure to America caused some invisible damage. But he is not the sole reason for Liverpool’s upturn in fortune – far from it. The revival of Sterling after a string of fatigued…
  • Balotelli – Liverpool’s wild card

    Hussein J
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
      A phenomenal talent in Inter Milan, an inconsistent player for Manchester City, a rigid and stubborn player at AC Milan and now a soon-to-be-labelled ‘bad body’ for Liverpool; meet Mario Balotelli, a man they love to hate. Liverpool spent 16 million pounds on the gamble that is Mario, and he has so far produced a return of only four goals to abysmally justify his price tag. While many fans took to the signing of the 24 year-old with a pinch of salt, it was inevitable that wherever Mario goes, rumour mongers and tale twisters follow. However, is that justified? Me thinks not. In the…
  • Jim Harbaugh Hype Machine on Overdrive

    30 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Michigan finally got their man. It took some seven years, but two poor hires—Rich Rodriguez (2008-2010, 15-22 record) and Brady Hoke (2011-2014, 31-20)—and an abysmal 46-42 record later, the stars aligned properly for the Wolverines to land Captain Comeback, Jim Harbaugh.   Harbaugh’s time in San Francisco was done after a lackluster 8-8 2014 season with the 49ers that included a falling out with management and an apparently toxic locker room, as per Fox Sports. Michigan was in desperate need of a savior after a wretched 2013-2014, filled with embarrassing losses and PR…
  • NFL Week 12, Infuriating Parity

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    2013-2014 was something of an eventful year for the United States Men’s National Team.   In October of 2013, the Stars & Bars qualified for their seventh straight World Cup and midfielder Graham Zusi was canonized by El Tri fans after equalizing in a meaningless CONCACAF qualifer against Panama—Mexico qualified for Brazil after a two-legged inter-continental win over New Zealand.   The U.S. were drawn into the Group of Death for the World Cup and somehow finished second among the likes of Germany, Portugal and Ghana. This was the pinnacle for the team as their…
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  • The Team That Didn’t Cost A Penny

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    The Best Team That Cost Nothing We’ve taken a look at the most expensive players; the most expensive teams; the best bargains and the biggest flops, but what we’ve never looked at is the players who have cost absolutely nothing. And you’d be surprised at the players that make this particular cut. So, what we’ve … Continue Reading →The post The Team That Didn’t Cost A Penny appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • The Teams that Nearly Weren’t

    11 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Football Clubs That Almost Went Bust If you are a follower of football and keep up with the latest stories, then you will probably be aware of the situation that Italian club Parma find themselves in at the moment. The once Italian giant, is on deaths doorstep – coming closer to oblivion every day. Let’s … Continue Reading →The post The Teams that Nearly Weren’t appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • Shop Smart the Alternative Way

    Sarah Kelly
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    Shop Smart on Alternative Marketplaces I am the gift-giving QUEEN. My family look forward to Christmas because they know, if nothing else, I am bloody great at giving presents. Now, I’m not particularly well-off and to be honest, I’d go as far to say I’m actually quite tight but I love trawling through websites and … Continue Reading →The post Shop Smart the Alternative Way appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • Football’s Richest

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    Who are football’s richest clubs, leagues and countries? Another infographic from Spend It Like Beckham showing you exactly who is football’s richest. From the clubs to the countries, find out who has what, and by how much.       Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a … Continue Reading →The post Football’s Richest appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
  • The Best Transfer Deadline Day Deals

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    Who has made the Best Transfer Deadline Day Deals? Spend It Like Beckham take a look a some of the more successful transfer deadline day deals to take place over the years. Taking into consideration things such as goals, titles, trophies, resell value and all round effectiveness, here are our Top 10:   10. James … Continue Reading →The post The Best Transfer Deadline Day Deals appeared first on SPEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.
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  • Big News As Blackhawks Sign Star Collegiate Prospect

    Brian Foran
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The memory of losing prized collegiate prospect Kevin Hayes to the New York Rangers is something that has likely weighed heavy on the mindset of Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman all season long. One could only assume that these hauntings have intensified as of late as Hayes continues to improve seemingly by the day as his Rangers continue to increase their lead atop the Eastern Conference’s Metropolitan Division. Prized defensive prospect Mike Paliotta was selected by the Blackhawks in the third round of the 2011 NHL Draft. Like Hayes, who was a 2010 first round draft pick of…
  • RUMOR: John Calipari To The Chicago Bulls Makes Perfect Sense

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Let’s get this party started. No seriously. The Chicago Bulls are in the market for a new head coach, that’s no secret. The turmoil between Tom Thibodeau and management has pretty much boiled over. The only thing that would prevent Thibodeau from getting the boot/leaving Chicago is if the team miraculously wins a NBA Championship this year. It could happen, but pretty unlikely at this point. “Several league sources believe Thibodeau’s relationship with management is beyond repair.” (Pro Basketball Talk) Fred Hoiberg, current coach of Iowa State, has been rumored to…
  • Blackhawks Made A Big Mistake By Not Giving A Shit Last Night

    Brian Foran
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Call me crazy but the Blackhawks last night looked like a team that took to the ice with absolutely no intention on being there, let alone winning. I’m aware that it makes absolutely no sense for the Blackhawks to tank on purpose but you all saw the same game I did. I mean, at this point in time, the only teams that can justify such uninspired play and ugly losses are the one’s still in the Connor McDavid lottery hunt. The Blackhawks certainly are not one of those teams. But, good god, were there red flags all over last night. First, someone please explain to me why Daniel…
  • VIDEO: Comcast Airs Chicago Cubs’ Mascot Clark With Penis #TBT

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Remember this? It will NEVER get old. #TBT Go Cubs Go. 1,130 total views, 65 views today The post VIDEO: Comcast Airs Chicago Cubs’ Mascot Clark With Penis #TBT appeared first on Chicago Sports News | Sports Mockery.
  • Jose Abreu Talks About His Past and His Dangerous Journey From Cuba

    Nate Dusek
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    There is not a lot known about White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu’s journey from Cuba to the USA. It was known that he left Cuba in August of 2013 and was signed by the White Sox that October, but the details of his life and defection are not well known. Abreu was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1987. Cuba was still financially supported by the Soviet Union at this point. They would send Cuba BILLIONS every year. The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and the money stopped coming in. Communism had fallen in Eastern Europe and there were very few Communist countries left besides China, North…
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  • Why are there so many Fans of the New York Yankees in South Florida?

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Photo Source: Every summer, Florida sees some of it's largest baseball audiences invade Marlins Park and Tropicana Field to see two New York teams; the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. The New York Yankees have a minor league affiliate known as the Tampa Yankees. The New York Mets have a minor league team in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Native New Yorker Dick Vitale is a season ticket holder for the Tampa Bay Rays. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter lives in Tampa during the off-season. Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez lives in Miami during the off-season. But…
  • What is a Personal Seat License (PSL) and Should I Purchase one?

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
     Photo Source: Huffington Post Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to be a season ticket holder of your favorite sports team? Few sports fans have the disposable income to make that dream a reality these days but let's admit, we've all thought about it.  The many opponents and players you would see in your hometown. The many friendships you would make in your section. The legendary tailgates you would throw beginning during the wee morning hours on game day. Unfortunately, buying season tickets is not always as simple as just sending a personal check to your team's ticket…
  • Are Kentucky's John Calipari and William "WorldWide Wes" Wesley Cheating the System?

    13 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
      Photo Source:    An article by a website called the Pasadena Post caught my attention on Twitter recently. The article was very outlandish but I do believe that there was some truth to it. It insinuated that Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari and his agent William "Worldwide Wes" Wesley cheated during the 2014 NCAA Tournament. How did they cheat?
  • Buying Tickets from Scalpers Post Start Time. Risk or Reward?

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    Photo Source: Cronkite News For whatever reason, sports fans see ticket scalpers as such mystifying people. How do they get tickets? Do they sell tickets for a living? How do I know if the tickets they sell me are real? These are questions we hear all of the time. And for those that cannot afford tickets on websites like Stubhub or maybe don't even know how to use them, ticket scalpers are their only hope.
  • Cincinnati Reds to Replace old Seats at Great American Ballpark in time for 2015 MLB All Star Game

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Photo Source: Not since 1988 has the city of Cincinnati, Ohio hosted the Major League Baseball All Star Game. At the time, the game was played at the former home of the Cincinnati Reds, Riverfront Stadium. 12 years after the opening of Great American Ballpark (2003), the organization is gearing up for this year's "Midsummer Classic". The first order of business - replacing the old seats with brand new ones. 
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  • Who's Winning the NBA MVP Award? The Top 10 Contenders

    Nick Robinson
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    There’s no greater legitimiser of NBA superstardom than winning an MVP award. Only the very best can say they’ve claimed one, and even then there are some legends forced to go without. Call it bad timing.This year, however, the race was wide open from the start. Only seven current players have won one. One of those players was Kobe Bryant, shut down a few months into the season. Kevin Durant missed the first 17 games of the season and has been in and out of the OKC side ever since with little niggles. Derrick Rose, the youngest man to ever win the MVP, was coming back from years of injury…
  • The Dugout – Birthdays, Bad Blood and So Long Steve Nash

    Nick Robinson
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Adios, Steve NashOne of the worst kept secrets in basketball has been confirmed with Steve Nash retiring from the NBA. Now immediately we can forget the dramas of the busted era that’s ruined the Lakers, of the torturous injuries and the massive salary he was unable to prove that he deserved or not. Steve Nash has retired, and now we’re free to dwell on moments like these. Nash made the announcement in an essay for Derek Jeter’s Player’s Tribune (which has some good stuff now and then). The post began simply enough: “I’m retiring”.If you’ve seen the videos he’s done for…
  • The Dugout – NFL Musical Chairs, Anchorman & Mascot Torture

    Nick Robinson
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    NFL Free-For-All AgencyFor the first time in the Super Bowl era, the leading rusher in an NFL season will start the following season on a new team. DeMarco Murray has signed a 5-year, $42m contract with Dallas’ arch-rivals… the Philadelphia Eagles. Suddenly the flurry of trades out of Philly don’t seem so crazy. Fans can even stomach the potential signing of Tim Tebow (the one and only) as their third string quarterback, though that depends on whether they can get any takers for Matt Barkley. Which they should, surely Jacksonville or Tampa Bay or somewhere would take a punt on him. Of…
  • The Dugout - NFL Players For Sale, Any Takers?

    Nick Robinson
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    What Is Even Happening In The NFL!?Did someone spike the waters of 32 separate NFL headquarters? Free Agency is open, and that should have provided enough boardroom madness for most teams on its own, but we’ve also seen a bunch of wild trades sweeping through headlines and twitter feeds alike. Huge names getting flipped.Like, where do we even start? Ooh, how about here:Flee Like An EagleLast week we saw LeSean McCoy traded out of nowhere. Turns out that was just the beginning. The Eagles were straight back into the steaming volcano of NFL trades, this time swapping quarterback Nick Foles…
  • Funaki Returns: What’s Changed For Steven Adams While He’s Been Injured?

    Nick Robinson
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    Four weeks ago Steven Adams fractured his right hand. It happened in a win over the Clippers, competing for an offensive board, and you knew it was bad when the stoic OKC big fella darted straight for the locker room. Except that an instant later he was back – he had free throws to shoot, the injury could wait. Adams had been told that if he didn’t take his free throws then he’d be ineligible to return to the game. It turns out that wasn’t gonna be an option anyway, a day later he was in surgery. Pulled from the Rising Stars Challenge at All Star Weekend, out of the lineup for the…
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  • VINE: Neymar Shows Off Unbelievable Skills With This Goal During Brazil Training

    Scott MacArthur
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    Brazil legend Pele may believe that Neymar can never replace him as the King of Brazilian football, however, the youngster is certainly doing all he can to prove him wrong. The Barcelona forward is on duty with Brazil as they prepare to face France in tonight’s friendly in Paris and he has showed off some unbelievable tekkers with this goal on the training ground. Neymar helped his side go four points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday with a 2-1 win over El Classico rivals Real Madrid and it seems he has carried his form on to international duty if this video is anything to go by.
  • “Arsenal Can Win League Titles, I Don’t Want Them Being The New Liverpool” – Thierry Henry

    Scott MacArthur
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    Thierry Henry has said that he does not want to see Arsenal going through the same thing as Liverpool by not winning a league title in 25 years. The Frenchman believes that the current squad at the Emirates are closer to lifting the Premier League trophy than squads in recent years gone by, however, he agrees there are still some issues to sort out. Speak to French magazine L’Equipe, Henry said: If I had told you in 1990 that Liverpool would not win the title in the next 25 years, you would have taken me for a madman. I don’t want the same thing to happen to Arsenal. It’s…
  • “Neymar Will Never Replace Me” – Brazil Legend Pele

    Scott MacArthur
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Former Brazil forward Pele has brought a dark cloud over the head of Neymar as he branded it “impossible” for the youngster to replace him. The footballing legend, who has always been known as the greatest player ever to grace the game, was asked if the Barcelona forward could replace him asthe King of Brazilian football and his answer was a simple ‘no’. I think to be the new king, the new Pele, is impossible. Because my mother and my father closed the machine. I think he’s a good player, an excellent young player and he’s going to be a big star, no doubt…
  • West Ham’s Mark Noble Proves He’s Quite The Fisherman With This Huge Catch

    Scott MacArthur
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    West Ham midfielder Mark Noble has shown that his talents don’t just take part on the football field as he and Alex Song went fishing during the international break. The Hammers duo made the most of their day off training as they got their wellies out and took their fishing rods to a local lake for some bonding time. And Noble came out on top as he captured a fish that looks like it took up half the lake with its massive fins and tail. Song, who retired from international football after the World Cup in Brazil, posted a photo of his partner with a giant fish that could probably feed the…
  • Napoli’s Dries Mertens Searches For Young Guinean Boy Pictured Wearing His Shirt

    Scott MacArthur
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Napoli winger Dries Mertens has shown his charitable side after he sent out a Tweet searching for a young Guinean boy who was pictured wearing his shirt. Mertens was clearly touched as he seen a picture posted by National Geographic where a group of young deprived children were being taught French in southeastern Guinea. And in among the students was one young boy wearing Napoli’s camo kit with Mertens name printed on the back. Now, the Belgian international has Tweeted both the photographer and National Geographic asking if there is any way he could be put in touch with the youngster.
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  • New York Rangers: Will They Ever Lose Again?

    Robby Sabo
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Now an incredible five points up with three games in hand on the Islanders, the New York Rangers are absolutely showing championship signs. The post New York Rangers: Will They Ever Lose Again? appeared first on Elite Sports NY.
  • Carey Price Takes Selfie With Fan During Islanders Game (Video)

    Robby Sabo
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:43 pm
    It's not enough for the New York Islanders that Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price stole the show on Saturday, he also took a selfie. The post Carey Price Takes Selfie With Fan During Islanders Game (Video) appeared first on Elite Sports NY.
  • New York Jets Already Respectable Thanks To Mike Maccagnan

    Robby Sabo
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
    What a difference a year makes as newly minted New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan has resurrected a sad personnel grouping. The post New York Jets Already Respectable Thanks To Mike Maccagnan appeared first on Elite Sports NY.
  • DeMarco Murray To Meet With Eagles On Thursday

    Robby Sabo
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Dallas Cowboys free agent running back DeMarco Murray is heading Chip Kelly's way on Thursday for a visit with the Philadelphia Eagles. The post DeMarco Murray To Meet With Eagles On Thursday appeared first on Elite Sports NY.
  • Jimmy Graham Heading To The Seattle Seahawks In 2 Player Trade

    Robby Sabo
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    NFL offseason madness continues as New Orleans Saints stud tight end Jimmy Graham is now packing his bags for Seattle to join the Seahawks. The post Jimmy Graham Heading To The Seattle Seahawks In 2 Player Trade appeared first on Elite Sports NY.
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  • NBA News: San Antonio Spurs starting to find their rhythm

    Yordan Ivanov
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Basketball, NBA News: The San Antonio Spurs are currently the defending champions of the NBA, however until now they haven’t exactly shown championship form. Gregg Popovich and his men have struggled to find consistency throughout this season, and they haven’t been the same team as last year. Nevertheless, a lot of players from the Spurs rosters have suffered injuries since the beginning of the campaign, and this has been quite a problem. “It’s not a lack of effort,” Popovich said. “Guys that were injured and come back want to do too much. The ball sticks. They…
  • Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque calls for caution ahead of their game against Ukraine in EURO Qualification

    Josip Muslim
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Soccer News: Friday match between Spain and Ukraine in Seville is probably one of most interesting clash on Friday in UEFA Europe Championship qualifications round. With only five rounds to go, battle for first two places are open. Slovakia who is current leader of Group C stuns everyone when they beat both Ukraine (1-0) and Spain (2-1) in first two rounds of qualifications. With 4 wins from 4 games they are standing alone on the top of group. Spain and Ukraine are behind them with three points less. So win in this game might throw one team out of direct place for EURO 2016. How important…
  • LA Liga: Xavi Hernandez to leave Barcelona at the end of this season

    Amir Bashir
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    LA Liga News After winning 3 Champions League titles, 7 LA Liga titles and 1 club World Cup medals to his name in his 17 year long and illustrious career at FC Barcelona, Legendary midfielder Xavi Hernandez looks set to say goodbye to the Catalan folklore at the end of this season. While his trophy cabinet might soar in the coming months, Xavi has already made his mind to bid farewell to his Barcelona team-mates according to Spanish Newspaper AS While he would have opted for this move a year earlier, his move to the middle-east now looks set to be completed in the coming months. Having played…
  • Soccer Rumors: The top 3 transfer rumors in world football

    Yordan Ivanov
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Soccer News and Rumors: The transfer rumors have been piling up this season, and soon we will see which of them will come true. A lot of superstars are bound to change their teams, and it’s pretty interesting to think of the possible scenarios. In this article, we will comment which are the three biggest names that have surrounded by rumors all season long. 3. Paul Pogba, Juventus The current Juventus player has been surrounded by rumors since the beginning of this year’s campaign, and the chances of him switching teams are quite big. Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Manchester City…
  • Luis Suarez: At first, I did not want to be seen as a selfish player so I thought, what will the other guys say to me? So I ended up passing the ball instead of shooting.

    Josip Muslim
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Soccer News: Many people speculated that Barcelona didn’t need to buy Luis Suarez from Liverpool last year in summer transfer window. After excellent season in Liverpool where Suarez scored 31 goals and had 24 assistants Barcelona bought him for 88 million euros. After World Cup incident with Giorgio Chiellini, Suarez gets 4 months month ban from football. First game for Barcelona Suarez played on 25 October against Real Madrid; they lost 3-1 and Suarez assist Neymar for only Barcelona goal in that game. In the latest El Clasico played four days ago, Barcelona take revenge on Real Madrid…
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  • Deciphering the NFL’s Comp Pick Process

    Matthew Bittenbender
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    On Monday evening, the NFL announced the list of 32 compensatory picks that were divided up among 14 NFL teams during the league’s owner meetings.  The exact process of assigning the selections isn’t known,.  Teams are awarded compensatory picks based upon free agents they lost in the previous offseason with the best picks generally granted to the teams who were hit hardest by free-agent departures. The NFL has kept this “formula” a closely guarded secret which has kept sports media speculating more and more every year since the process began in 1994.  Now with the…
  • Vikings-Peterson-Miles Apart

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    … and the same old beat goes on. Vikings say no, we are not releasing you, Peterson and company say, we want out. From’s,  Chris Wesseling… Adrian Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, is turning up the heat on the Minnesota Vikings. Late last week, Dogra rejected the team’s request for a dinner session at the NFL Annual Meeting. Now Dogra is echoing a recent report from NFL Media’s Albert Breer that Peterson still wants out of Minnesota. Dogra emphasized Monday, via NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, that it is not in Peterson’s best interest to play…
  • -Tigers- Their Back…

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
      For the first half of the Spring campaign, two crucial elements were missing… but, have no fear, their back and doing well in their recovery from off-season injuries. Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera are back and playing baseball again. Much to the pleasure of Tigers fans. Healing up and back in the lineups. Both Cabrera and Victor Martinez played Sunday for the first time this spring. Both batted third as the designated hitter, Cabrera in Lakeland and Martinez in a split-squad road game against the Atlanta Braves. Cabrera struck out in his first two at-bats before smacking a…
  • How Bold will the Saints “Go Marching In” on Draft Day?

    Matthew Bittenbender
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    When you’re totally screwed, you have nothing to lose, right?  I’d say the Saints, who have come off of a terrible 2014 and into cap hell in 2015 makes them the very definition of “totally screwed”.  Many of the contracts that New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis signed since 2006 have come back to haunt the Saints as they scrape and scrabbled to find room for Drew Brees’ ballooning contract.  The 36 year old Brees, who is due $26.4 million in 2015, has been reluctant to restructure and is impossible cut with a fully guaranteed salary.  Youch!  In 2016 his salary…
  • Steve Nash–Inevitably–Announces His Retirement

    Linwood Outlaw III
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash officially called it quits Saturday, announcing his retirement from professional basketball in a letter published on The Players’ Tribune website. The announcement wasn’t surprising. Nash indicated before the start of training camp that this likely would’ve been his last season anyway. The 41-year-old played briefly in the preseason before the Lakers, less than a week before the team’s opener against the Houston Rockets, announced that recurring back problems would prevent Nash from playing in what was to be the 19th season of his glorious…
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  • Majestic Cool Base Jersey Review

    12 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Today we are going to be reviewing the Majestic Cool Base Jersey Review from Fanzz. Transcript This video will review the brand new 2015 Majestic Cool Base Jersey. Let’s get right to the difference in this year’s version of jersey. These jerseys feel and wear different than the ones in past years.  The main difference is the fabric. The Cool Base fabric is constructed from moisture-wicking fabrics with breathable mesh back. It’s designed not only for professional play in the diamond but has style and quality off. This Cool Base Jersey features quality tackle twill numbers &…
  • Which famous Utah Jazz player are you? - Quiz

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Utah Jazz basketball fans are some of the most passionate in the NBA. From the amazing trips to the finals in the late 90's to the early players of the Jazz that put them on the map. The state of Utah and Jazz fans all over the country have many memories going to the Delta Center or Energy Solutions Arena to watch the Jazz play. Ever since Larry H. Miller purchased the Jazz to keep them in Utah the fan base has only grown to love this team. We at Fanzz understand the passion Jazz fans have for their team and put together this quiz for all those fans out there who have wondered to themselves…
  • NBA All Star 2015 Infographic

    13 Feb 2015 | 4:13 pm
    With the NBA All-Star game in New York City this year we can except some amazing talents and abilities to be on display. This game is one of the more entertaining all-star game in sports because of the focus on individual skill and athleticism of the NBA player. In this NBA All Star 2015 Infographic we outline the line ups as well as All-star team records. NBAAllStarInfographic-Fanzz NBA All Star Infographic - Fanzz - An infographic by the team at NBA All Star Infographic - Fanzz Embed NBAAllStarInfographic-Fanzz on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below <br /><br /><br…
  • Majestic Womens Draft Me T-Shirt Review

    4 Feb 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Transcript Today we're going to be reviewing the Majestic Women's NFL Draft Me fashion top which is a perfect addition to any woman's NFL collection. They can easily support their favorite team while still looking fashionable in this short sleeve v-neck tee. This tee will surely bring the team spirit during any game and it will be one of their favorite shirts to wear. It features a lace-up neck, rhinestone and foil accents as well as bold team graphics that will be a staple come game day. It features a contrast in color neck tape which is highlighting the team's color as well as a bold team…
  • Super Bowl XLIX Infographic

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Are you ready for the upcoming Super Bowl? We are excited to feature the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks in this year's super bowl. In this Super Bowl infographic we showcase the two running backs as well as key stats from both teams playoff runs! Be sure to shop New England Patriots gear as well as Seattle Seahawks merchandise.   Embed Super Bowl XLIX Infographic | Fanzz Blog on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below <br /><br /> <img src=""…
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  • Enyimba, Heartland and Kano Pillars among Top 30 clubs in Africa

    Babalola Oladapo
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    Three Nigeria Premier League clubs – Enyimba, Kano Pillars and Heartland have been ranked among the top 30 clubs in Africa, according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), who just released a list of the top 30 clubs in Africa. Top 30 African clubs: Al-Ahli (EGY) Esperance Sportive de Tunis (TUN) TP Mazembe (COD) Al Hilal (SUD) Etoile Sportive du Sahel (TUN) CS Sfaxien (TUN) Cotonsport Garoua (CMR) Entente Sportive Setif (ALG) ASEC Mimosas (CIV) El Zamalek (EGY) Enyimba Aba (NGR) Stade Malien (MLI) AC Leopard (CGO) Djoliba AC (MLI) AS Vita Club (COD) Raja Casablanca (MAR) Al…
  • Pinnick: Super Eagles would no longer welcome average players

    Babalola Oladapo
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has challenged the Super Eagles players to be at their best when they play for Nigeria. Disappointed with the team after losing 1-0 at home to Uganda,  he stated that the Super Eagles team will not welcome average players. Pinnick said: “Today, we are supposed to be celebrating with Vincent Enyeama on his 100th cap, but your poor performance has ruined the party and Nigerians are very angry.” Nigeria’s Under 20 would have played a better match than the current Super Eagles. — (@Sportive23_) March 25,…
  • Ibrahimovic: PSG is too good to be in France

    Babalola Oladapo
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reacted angrily to suggestions that he could leave Paris Saint-Germain, claiming the reports are “b******t”. The Sweden captain has been typically prominent in the headlines recently, and faces a disciplinary hearing after launching a foul-mouthed tirade against referee Lionel Jaffredo in the aftermath of PSG’s 3-2 defeat to Bordeaux earlier this month. Ibrahimovic told a camera in the tunnel: “[I’ve] played 15 years I’ve never seen a referee this s*** country. Don’t even deserve PSG to be in this country. F****** too good…
  • Varane determined to make his Real Madrid mark

    Babalola Oladapo
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:50 am
    Defender Raphael Varane says the difficulties at Real Madrid this season have helped him improve as a player. The France international has been a largely peripheral figure at the Santiago Bernabeu as Carlo Ancelotti’s side have fallen off the pace in La Liga, thanks partly to Sunday’s Clasico defeat at Barcelona. Varane looked set to become a regular in Real’s back line, but, with Sergio Ramos and Pepe often preferred, the 21-year-old has spoken of his desire to make his mark on the team. “I’ve played less this season with Madrid, but regularly with the…
  • Verratti rejects talk of a move away from PSG

    Babalola Oladapo
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:42 am
    Marco Verratti has again rejected talk of a move away from Paris Saint-Germain, but refused to rule out playing in Serie A in the future. The Italy international has become an integral part of Laurent Blanc’s side this season, as they seek a third successive Ligue 1 crown together with glory in the UEFA Champions League. His form has seen the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal linked with potential bids, while the 22-year-old has also been mooted as a makeweight in any PSG move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. “Every Italian wants to play in Serie A,” Verratti said…
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  • Avengers Age of Ultron trailer new

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Marvel unveiled the latest movie trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron that is coming out May 1st. Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Ultron will make appearances in this movie. Scarlett Johansson is still hot as usual. (37) The post Avengers Age of Ultron trailer new appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • El Clasico 2015 Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2-1

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    El Clasico 2015 Another exciting El Clasico. Insane assists and world class finishes from both sides. Jeremy Mattieu scored a header from an excellent Messi set piece. Luis Suarez scored a wonderfully placed shot assisted by a long pass from Daniel Alves. Real Madrid’s Ronaldo scored off an flashy back-heel pass from Benzema. Watch the game […] The post El Clasico 2015 Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2-1 appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • President Obama’s March Madness bracket

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    It’s that time again! March Madness is on and the President is once again asked for his Barack-etology. This year Obama picks the Kentucky Wildcats to win it all. Tough to argue that. (43) The post President Obama’s March Madness bracket appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • KSIolajidebt millionaire from FIFA via gaming

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Video games are a big part of our lives. VICE did a 5 part video series on Gaming Celebrities. In this episode, this FIFA fanatic takes gaming to a whole different level. Under the handle of KSIolajidebt, he quickly gained reputation and became a millionaire by the age 19 from just vlogging his FIFA videos […] The post KSIolajidebt millionaire from FIFA via gaming appeared first on onestopdaily.
  • Top Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2015

    17 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
    Brian Kelly, founder of, speaks with Bloomberg on the credit card benefits and trends in 2015. He talks about how to get the most out of your credit card’s reward system and explains his top credit card choices for travel reward deals. Chase Sapphire Preferred Barclaycard Arrival Plus Citi Aadvantage Platinum (110) The post Top Credit Cards for Travel Rewards in 2015 appeared first on onestopdaily.
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    World Cup Live Updates

  • World Cup 2015 Semifinal, India vs Australia Live: Australia hammer India to reach final

    World Cup Live Updates
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    India will go into Thursday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia in Sydney confident of success irrespective of whether the wicket took turn or assisted fast bowlers, opener Rohit Sharma said. The wear and tear at the end of a long season was evident when the covers were removed at the Sydney Cricket ground on Wednesday, […]
  • India vs Australia World Cup semifinal: Highlights

    World Cup Live Updates
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    SYDNEY, March 26:   Latest from the World Cup semi-final between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday: Australia won the toss and, opting to bat first, posted 328-7. India innings 1st over: Rohit Sharma’s edge off Mitchell Starc flies to Shane Watson at slip but umpire thinks the ball didn’t carry. TV […]
  • At India Vs Australia, Anushka Sharma’s Cheerleading Squad for Virat and The Men in Blue

    World Cup Live Updates
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am
    Spotted in the stands at the Sydney Cricket Ground among the thousands of Indians today, was Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma cheering for Team India and in particular her man in blue, vice-captain Virat Kohli. The actress seemed disappointed after Virat returned to the pavilion early, scoring only a single run. Earlier, cricket analyst Rajesh Khilare […]
  • India vs Australia: World Cup 2nd Semi-final

    Shweta Pandey
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    SYDNEY: Michael Clarke won the first round in the semifinal, when MS Dhoni called incorrectly at the toss. The Australia captain had no hesitation in batting first. That is significant because against top teams this World Cup, setting a target had been a successful Indian ploy. Follow the 2nd innings live updates here–>> India vs […]
  • India vs Australia semifinal: Here’s how Anushka Sharma reacted to Virat Kohli’s wicket

    Vivek Kumar
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Anushka Sharma is at Sydney Cricket Ground cheering for team India and her beau Virat Kohli but sadly all her cheering didn’t help as Virat Kohli lost his wicket to a short ball by MG Johnson. Anushka, obviously was shocked at Virat’s dismissal. Here’s how she reacted. Anushka Sharma in a state of shock. (TV […]
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    Best Portable Solar Generators for Survival and Emergency Conditions

  • SunKingdom Portable Solar Chargers Review: Why Should you Buy SunKingdom Solar Panels

    Amanda Swan
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Want to try a hand at a portable solar charger for your next hiking? You have a wide range of solar chargers for attractive prices. Several new firms are entering to the market, which is growing steadily faster. Here I would like to introduce you to some solar charger models from a well-known retailer, SunKingdom. The market of portable solar charger is versatile with a lot of choices. You have an awesome number of collections in different varieties and price ranges from a single vendor itself. Here we make a run-through some of the coolest solar chargers from SunKingdom, which is known for…
  • Why Should you Buy SunLabz Solar Charging Backpack (7W) – Highlights and Review

    Amanda Swan
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Are you a regular hiker or trekking enthusiast? What is the source of power you rely on to charge your handsets while doing your stuffs outdoors? Perhaps, a solar backpack, right? Here is a brilliant solar backpack. It is from Sun Labz, a well-known maker of rechargeable batteries, power banks and other accessories. This colorful solar backpack looks to be an experimental product from SunLabz. The firm has only this product of its kind, although it is selling two variants of its portable solar chargers (7W and 13W). Anyways, the SunLabz Solar Charging Backpack is doing well in market. It…
  • 8 Best Places to Buy Solar Backpacks for Limitless Power on-the-Go

    Amanda Swan
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:53 am
    Solar backpack is a great companion for both commuters and hikers. It is the coolest idea to find power for your handsets outdoors. Would you plan to buy a solar backpack? Here we have our guide to find the best solar backpacks. It will show you the best ten places you must make a visit on web before a final decision on your product. While buying a solar backpack, you should consider several factors that I have covered in very much detail in our solar backpack buying guide. Here I would like to suggest you some cool places, where you can go, hang about and find the best solar powered…
  • Portable Solar Generator DIY: What Components Do Make a Solar Generator?

    Amanda Swan
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Portable solar generator is a simple set-up. It is made up of commonly available components and is really an anyone-can-build appliance. No much expertise is required to build a portable solar generator DIY. What components do make up a portable solar power generator? Here I have the list of important components inside a portable solar generator. There is actually no specific form for a portable solar generator. It may come out in various designs like a suitcase, cart and more. Basic theory behind its design is nothing but portability. By making it portable, a camper or hiker can easily…
  • Anker Portable Solar Charger Review: Anker 14W Dual-Port Solar Charger with PowerIQ Tech

    Amanda Swan
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:58 am
    Would you want to enjoy the thrill of charging your handsets off-the-grid with portable solar power? It is a nice way for charging your handsets when you are away from wall outlets in home or office. An Anker portable solar charger dubbed Anker 14W Dual Port Solar Charger with PowerIQ Technology is one of such cool portable solar chargers. It has been widely sold out as an alternative, off-the-grid option to charge up your handsets like iPhone and iPad and other gizmos like GPS and more.  I don’t say this Anker portable solar charger is a high-end, highly reliable product to…
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    Football Betting News

  • England vs Lithuania: Euro 2016 Qualifying

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Ahead of Friday's clash between England and Lithuania at Wembley, Joe Hart has urged Harry Kane not to leave his under-21 career behind. The Tottenham forward has been the find of the 2014-15 Premier League season and is currently tied with Diego Costa as the division's top scorer with 19 goals. At 21 years old, Kane remains eligible to play in England's youth ranks and, with the European Under-21 Championship to take place in June, goalkeeper Hart has urged his new team-mate not to rule out a return. "I loved my time with the under-21s," said Hart. "We had a great thing going and, from what…
  • France wary of more balanced Brazil

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    France Geoffrey Kondogbia insisted facing Brazil was still a thrill despite the South American nation's embarrassing exit at last year's World Cup. Brazil were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals before going down 3-0 to Netherlands in the third-place play-off in front of their home fans. The appointment of Dunga as coach has helped turn their fortunes around with six straight wins heading into Thursday's encounter in France. Kondogbia said Dunga's Brazil was different to the one under Luiz Felipe Scolari. "Despite their defeat during the World Cup, Brazil remains a great nation of…
  • Morata set for first competitive start

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Alvaro Morata is in line to make his first competitive start for Spain against Ukraine on Thursday after Diego Costa withdrew from Vicente Del Bosque's squad. The Juventus striker has been in fine form for the Italian champions this season, scoring 11 goals in all competitions - including two in his last two. And Morata's rise looks set to continue on the international stage this week, with the 22-year-old likely to lead the line for his country in Seville as regular starter Costa has a hamstring injury. Del Bosque will hope Morata can transfer his club form into the international arena, with…
  • Conte welcomes naturalised Italians

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Italy coach Antonio Conte was forced to defend his selection of two foreign-born players in his latest international squad. Conte introduced Brazil-born Eder (Sampdoria) and midfielder Franco Vazquez (Palermo), who was born in Argentina, to his squad to face Bulgaria and England. Critics, such as Inter boss Roberto Mancini, have hit out at the inclusion of players not born on Italian soil, but Conte said it was a sign of the progressive times. "What I can say - I'm not the first manager and very luckily I won't be the last to select these naturalised players," the former Juventus coach…
  • Bierhoff: Podolski needs to find club happiness

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    Germany forward Lukas Podolski must find the club that keeps him happy, international team manager Oliver Bierhoff said. Podolski, 29, faces an uncertain future at club level, as his loan spell at Inter ends in the off-season, although he has not ruled out a return to Arsenal - he has been owned by the Londoners since 2012. Ahead of a friendly with Australia, and a Euro 2016 qualifier with Georgia, Bierhoff said the Poland-born attacker's happiness was key in the hunt for Podolski's next club. "Generally, it is part of the way we handle things, part of our idea that we help out our players…
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  • Today’s Social Media, Coaching Sports, And 12 Simple Actions You Need To Take Now

    Mike Davenport
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Are you using social media? If so, is it helping or hurting your coaching? You walk, you leave footprints. Some prints are obvious, like through mud. Other prints, like walking on a basketball court, are harder to see. Regardless, you leave prints behind. We do the same in the digital world when we use social media — and as coaches these digital footprints deserve some serious consideration. Digital Footprints You could say I came to social media late in the game — y’know, being an old coach and all. You could say that, but you’d be wrong, because social media is not new. It’s been…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Making Athlete Cuts

    Mike Davenport
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:26 pm
    Sedaka was wrong — breaking up is NOT hard to do. There are plenty of ways to break up. Easy and quick ways. Down and dirty. Here’s the thing, a coach and an athlete, no matter how long they’ve known each other, have a relationship. And ending that relationship can be easy. But doing it with class, respect, dignity — now that is hard to do. I say that because so many coaches end relationships in rotten ways. I know because I’ve been cut from more teams than I want to remember. Rejected This is all about rejection. You run a tribe — in this case a sport team — and for some…
  • 21 Smart Ways To Invest In Your Coaching Development

    Mike Davenport
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    At first I didn’t think the coach understood the question. His answer was, “I beat other teams!” I repeated the question, “So … how do you get better at coaching? ” Again, he replied, “I beat other teams.” Hm. I decided to leave it at that. Growth Is An Investment Process Coaches are in the improvement profession. We are in good company. Doctors help people improve their health Teachers help people improve their intellects Plumbers help people improve their sanitation Accountants help prepare improve their finances It’s a special section of…
  • On Being Coachable

    Mike Davenport
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    My first trip as a head coach was a disaster. We were to travel 90 minutes for a day of competition. Twenty kids, a few rowing shells, for several events. Very simple in the big scheme of things. I was so wrong. I had ordered the team lunches, but for the wrong day. I had requested transportation, but had neglected to get gas money. We were departing at 7am, but I ignored major road construction that added an hour to our drive. We arrived late, athletes got hungry, and I had to borrow gas money for the trip home. All of these hassles could have been prevented if I had just listened to John…
  • Coaching Sports When Things Go Wrong: 8 Tips To Use

    Mike Davenport
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, I wish I coached an indoor sport. Especially when our river looks like this: Usually we are ice-free by this time of year, practicing happily on the water. But not this year. Ohh no… This year we’ve been thrown a knuckleball. Batter Up! A knuckleball is a pitch which has the tendency to move unexpectantly and erratically, veering from its original path. It looks like one thing, yet becomes another. Here’s the thing … coaches are thrown knuckleballs all the time: A starting player has to go home for a family emergency, right before the big game…
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    Blog - Media Parasite


    Ft. Worth Fred
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I wouldn't describe myself as a red-hot basketball fan, but I thoroughly enjoy the NCAA Men's tournament every spring. Some team always emerges as the unheralded Cinderella, just as some other more highly regarded team stubs its toe. Both the players and their followers bring a level of passion not found in the pro game (witness the girl in the Villanova band playing and crying after her team's unexpected loss).What drives me nuts, though, is the frequency with which the game is interrupted by time-outs, either given to the teams per the rules, or required for TV commercials. It's only a…

    Ft. Worth Fred
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    If you ever needed proof that the liberal bias of nearly any mainstream news organization extends well beyond the headlines or front pages and into the sports news, try reading any - ANY - story involving labor issues. Pick a sport: football, basketball, hockey, baseball, whatever, the stories are always the same: players are exploited shamelessly by greedy, racist, robber barons. The idea that collective bargaining is inherently contentious or that management may have a point or that ultimately the business arrangement has to be rational for both parties (unlike, say, the city…

    Ft. Worth Fred
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    For openers, let me state the obvious: it has been pretty quiet around here since the pro football season ended last month. Going forward, blog entries will likely be sporadic, at least until summer.I should probably thank Mike Foss of USA Today, pictured above, for helping me get back into the swing of things. As any previous visitors to this space may remember, last fall I created the Howard Cosell award to acknowledge the overpowering arrogance of sportswriters who think they know more than the coaches they are covering.Foss opines that the Philadelphia Eagles are out of their minds for…

    Ft. Worth Fred
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:18 pm
    With friends like Christine Brennan, Jameis Winston doesn't need any enemies. Writing in USA Today, she paints the profile of a serial misfit and small-time hoodlum who beat the rap on the most serious charge made against him - sexual assault. With all the compassion of your beloved teacher in third grade, she advises Winston to sit down with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and open up about all his past misdeeds, including, one assumes, the rape charge that was never proven. My take on Winston is a little different. IMHO, most of his antics, while irresponsible and juvenile, were…

    Ft. Worth Fred
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    It is just over a week since the SuperBowl was played, and until the NFL issues its report on Deflategate - at which point the media's indignation machine will gin itself up again - what better to do than complain that Bill Belichick is a serial cheater and all around sh*t.Today's old news comes from Nick Canepa from U-T San Diego who opines that Bill Belichick's legacy will be cheating, not four (and counting?) SuperBowl victories. Lest any of you need reminding, in 2007 in a game against the New York Jets, the New England Patriots were caught videotaping some of the hand signals…
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  • Joc Pederson must start for the Dodgers

    Dan Schalk
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Joc Pederson has been the top prospect in the Dodgers farm system since 2013, but has not been able to stay with the big league club after spring training, being sent down to the minors every year. Obviously, this does not have to do […] The post Joc Pederson must start for the Dodgers appeared first on MFST.
  • MLS Transfer news and rumors 3/24

    Cesar Gutierrez
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    It was an interesting week for Major League Soccer transfer rumblings both official and rumored. Kevin Doyle has reached a 2.5-year deal to join the Colorado Rapids on a free transfer during this summer’s transfer window as a designated player. The 31-year-old Republic of […] The post MLS Transfer news and rumors 3/24 appeared first on MFST.
  • 2015 MLB Preview: AL West

    Dustin Brown
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    The AL West used to be one of the most dominant divisions that existed in Major League Baseball, but has taken a step back in the last 10-15 years. With the addition of the Houston Astros prior to the 2014 season, it looked as […] The post 2015 MLB Preview: AL West appeared first on MFST.
  • JaVale McGee still available

    Dan Schalk
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Former Denver Nugget, JaVale McGee is still available on the free agent market after reaching a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers close to a month ago. He was reportedly in talks with the Boston Celtics, but those fell through when Boston wanted to add-on a […] The post JaVale McGee still available appeared first on MFST.
  • Washington Redskins draft preview

    Kyle Ramsey
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    There is so much speculation around what player will go to what team in the NFL draft, but who should the Washington Redskins take? To sum it up, Washington needs help everywhere. They took a HUGE loss when linebacker Brian Orakpo signed with the Tennessee […] The post Washington Redskins draft preview appeared first on MFST.
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    Yankee Addiction

  • Chase Whitley could be the Yankees' 2015 version of Shane Greene

    Rebecca Cox
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The Yankees entered Spring Training with no clear replacement for Shane Greene who was traded for Didi Gregorius last December.  Greene proved to be a quality spot-starter for the team which will most likely be needed this season due to the fragile state of the rotation.  Enter Chase Whitley.Chase Whitley ( has had a very good Spring Training for the Yankees so far.  He's pitched 11 innings with an earned run average of 0.82 along with 5 strikeouts and 9 hits allowed.  Statistically speaking, Whitley has performed better than Esmil Rogers and Adam…
  • Joe Girardi taking his time in naming a closer

    Rebecca Cox
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Ever since the Yankees signed reliever Andrew Miller last December, the looming question has been: Who will be the team's closer, Miller or Dellin Betances?  That question still looms with only a couple weeks remaining until Opening Day.  Joe Girardi has been repeatedly questioned on the matter, but only states he hasn't come to a decision.Dellin Betances (, most fans would prefer to see Dellin Betances named the Yankees' closer.  He had an incredible rookie season in which he totaled 135 strikeouts in just 90 innings to go along with a 1.40 earned run…
  • Girardi partially to blame for Pirela injury

    Rebecca Cox
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Yesterday morning when I discovered Jose Pirela was going to be playing center field against the Mets, my initial thought was why?  Center isn't his natural position, plus the Yankees already have five outfielders locks to be on the active roster come Opening Day in Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Chris Young and Garrett Jones.  Pirela wouldn't make the team as a sixth outfielder so why play him there at all.Jose Pirela after colliding into outfield wall (USA Today)Some will tell you Joe Girardi was just trying to show off Pirela's versatility, but don't buy it since…
  • Alex Rodriguez could make fools of us all

    Rebecca Cox
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you've read any of my previous posts regarding Alex Rodriguez, then you already know how much I despise him completely.  I was shouting from every rooftop to release him as soon as his suspension was up.  Rodriguez hurt the Yankees, Major League Baseball and his fans, myself included.Alex Rodriguez ( Spring Training began, I couldn't wait to see A-Rod falter.  He had been away from the game for so long, he surely would perform horrendously.  It would not only be my opportunity to gloat on his misfortune, but for all of his other fans as well. …
  • Yankees need to trade Austin Romine prior to Opening Day

    Rebecca Cox
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    The Yankees have a dilemma on their hands involving John Ryan Murphy and Austin Romine.  Both are vying for a roster spot as Brian McCann's backup.  While Murphy is the better prospect and deserves the backup catcher position after his showing last season, Romine is out of options which means he can't be assigned back to the minor leagues.  What this means is if the Yankees want Murphy as their backup, they must either trade Romine or place him on waivers and risk losing him.Austin Romine ( Ryan Murphy ( came in last year for the suspended…
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    SportPulse Feed

  • ICC World Cup 2015 (2nd Semi-Final): India outdone by in-form Australia

    Zaki Haider
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    It’s a big one rather it’s a huge one – win the toss and bat first – make some runs and put the opposition under pressure; these old-fashioned tactics are still applicable. For the fans, it was just not that Indian team which they were watching throughout the tourney. You call it over-confidence or the Australians diffused the intensity and momentum of the visitors. Whatever it was, but the last Asian team has also out of the battle. facebook twitter reddit google+ pinterest
  • F1 News - FIA clear Alonso and Bottas for Malaysian GP return

    Paul E. Hensby
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas will return to the cockpit for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix after being cleared to race by the FIA Medical Delegate at Sepang. Alonso will return to the cockpit of his McLaren-Honda for the first time since suffering a concussion during a pre-season testing crash at the Circuit de Catalunya in February, and will replace Kevin Magnussen who stood in for the Spaniard at the season opening Australian Grand Prix. facebook twitter reddit google+ pinterest
  • ICC World Cup 2015 (Aus v Ind) LIVE: Kohli, Dhawan OUT in big chase!

    Deepanjan Datta
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
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  • India Have the Upper Hand, But!

    Samee Chaudhry
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    Would Aussies serve their vengeance on Indians tomorrow? Back in March 2011, it was at Ahmedabad where Ponting was ousted of the race for the world title, upon losing to hosts India.. Now is the time for the host Clarke to regain the lost glory and be the champions again. Could he? facebook twitter reddit google+ pinterest
  • New India seeks revenge and glory

    Pratyush Sinha
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    If the first semi-final match was anything to go by, the upcoming encounter between India and Australia has all the ingredients to be another blockbuster. A potential classic to say the least. Preview facebook twitter reddit google+ pinterest
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  • Barry McGuigan v Steve Cruz: When the Cyclone Caught Fire

    Craig Campbell
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Barry McGuigan travelled to Las Vegas as the darling of British boxing with the world at his feet, yet returned a different fighter after 15 rounds of hell in the Vegas sun… You can pretty much look into the eyes of any Mike Tyson opponent who pre-dates 1990 to capture the idea of boxing trepidation on film. Yet if you want to see fear, real fear that makes your bones freeze cold and the hairs on your neck stand firm, then a piece of footage from Barry McGuigan’s fight with Steve Cruz in 1986 perfectly captures the gates of hell top class fighters occasionally have to travel…
  • The Fall & Rise Of Walsall Football Club

    Daniel Ross
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    This Sunday, Walsall will make their first ever Wembley appearance for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, one of the biggest achievements in the clubs 127 year history. Here’s how it happened… Formed in 1888, the Saddlers have seen Wembley allude them a number of times, but victory over Preston in the Northern area final booked their trip to the capital. Winning the first leg 2-0 at Deepdale put Walsall in a strong place for their home tie, the game was a boring 0-0 draw but saw some amazing scenes as the long-suffering fans stormed the pitch. Personally, my journey with…
  • Crystal Palace: The Team of the 80s

    Richard Foster
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
    In the late 70s, Crystal Palace soared through the divisions with an élan that made them everybody’s darlings. Settle down for the rise and fall of the team the media christened the Team of the 80s Nostalgia can become a dangerous preoccupation especially for football fans. It is all too easy to get lost in the memories of golden years when trying to forget any current ills or problems. There is also the chance to be drawn into the Modern Football is Rubbish syndrome, which brands everything that has happened since 1990 as detrimental and negative to the true spirit of the game…
  • Lubomir Satka: Newcastle’s Only Hope

    Adam Clery
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:07 am
    Newcastle’s defensive crisis is both unbelievable and entirely their own fault. But let’s forget square-pegging a full-back and blood Lubomir Satka. If you’re a neutral, you’re probably sick of hearing about what a unique club Newcastle United is. But that aside, they must be the only football team on the planet who are capable of having a crisis when they’re not actually having a crisis. A swift look down the motorway shows what real problems actually look like. Sunderland have been dragged by the short and curlies into a relegation fight they look woefully…
  • No Mas: When Sugar Ray Turned Duran To Stone

    Craig Campbell
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    Six months after he’d been drawn into a head-to-head slugfest against Hands of Stone, Leonard exacted his revenge perfectly and badly dented the Duran legend… Every fighter has a style. In his first epic fight against Roberto Duran Sugar Ray Leonard had been handed a valuable lesson in putting the stubbornness of self-belief against the simple science of boxing. He’d been drawn in by a wasps nest of a fighter into six foot of space and remained there for a full 45 minutes whilst defeat slowly and agonisingly crept up on him. It was the mongoose and the cobra in reverse.
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  • PICS: Nigel Hayes Shares His Expression For Using Kobe Bryant’s Locker

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is really enjoying March Madness. Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports The Badgers’ forward found out what locker he’ll be using during his team’s Sweet 16 appearance, and he couldn’t contain himself. So why is this locker unlike any other that he’s occupied before? It’s because the locker belongs to Kobe Bryant. Hayes and the Badgers will be at the Staples Center to take on North Carolina on Thursday. Hayes was so excited that the Badgers posted a picture of him on their Twitter account. And if that wasn’t enough, Hayes…
  • VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Reaction To Tom Hanks Is Awesome

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Let’s play the little caption game. Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports Sarah Jessica Parker and Tom Hanks were in attendance last night at the New York Rangers game. Since the Rangers got their butts spanked by the Los Angeles Kings 4-2, Parker among others in attendance, were most likely looking for entertainment elsewhere. For some reason, Parker happened to peek down at Tom Hanks’ conversation and had an awesome reaction to whatever he said. It’s hard to make out what he said, but he it appears it ended the conversation with, “what’s the matter with you?”.
  • What? Adidas Didn’t Sign Michael Jordan Because He Was Too Short?

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Michael Jordan is 6’6″. Robert Deutsch /USA TODAY Sports In other words, Jordan is very tall and stands at an above average height for a man. But according to Adidas, Jordan was too short to represent their brand back in 1984. When Jordan was coming out of North Carolina and was entering the NBA Draft in 1984, he apparently wanted an endorsement deal with Adidas. But according to, the shoe and clothing company did not sign the future mega-star because he was too short and they wanted to sign someone taller and was playing center because people would “favor”…
  • VIDEO: Clayton Kershaw Gets Hit In The Face With Comebacker & Breaks Tooth

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Baseballs are hard. Very hard. Just ask Clayton Kershaw. Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports Kershaw felt first hand just how much it hurts to be hit in the face with a baseball on Friday, when he was struck in his cheek by a broken bat line-drive and had one of his teeth broken. Luckily, the ball wasn’t hit as hard as it could’ve been, but lets be honest… no matter how hard a baseball is hit, it’s still going to hurt like a mofo when it makes contact with any part of your body, let alone your face. So you’d think that with it being Spring Training, the Los Angeles…
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Get Desperate & Sign A Player Down The Street

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Yes, that really happened. Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Timberwolves almost didn’t have enough players to put on the court after Ricky Rubio was listed as out with a sore ankle. So what did the NBA team do? They started searching for anyone who had decent basketball skills, jump in a car and get to the arena before their game with the New York Knicks Thursday night. That lucky player got to be Sean Kilpatrick, who signed a 10-day contract with the team. Kipatrick, who was a standout scorer with the Cincinnati Bearcats last year, was finishing practice with his NBA D-League…
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    Krusty Sox

  • Alonzo Mourning Confirms Dikembe Mutombo Story

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Alonzo Mourning was a guest on Highly Questionable when he was asked about a Dikembe Mutombo story.  The story is that Mutombo's pick up line in college was, "Who wants to sex Mutombo?" Yes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kentucky Is Going To Lose Tonight

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    This according to West Virginia guard Daxter Miles.  I'm really not sure what he's supposed to say in this situation.  Is he supposed to say, "there is no way in hell we will win Kentucky... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NFL Veteran Combine from Archer Avenue

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Check out more from me, including movie reviews & movie trailers, at Archer Avenue (  Also, follow me on Twitter @OlieCoen for sports & movie talk. The NFL hosted its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Three Pelicans Couldn't Keep James Harden From A Big Dunk

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    James Harden continues to carry the Rockets, keeping his name in the MVP conversation.  Last night he put his skills on full display. Harden took three Pelicans players with him on the way to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ronda Rousey Submitted Jimmy Fallon

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Ronda Rousey went on The Tonight Show and demonstrated her armbar on Jimmy Fallon.  It didn't take long for the UFC champ to submit the talk show host. Is it strange that I found it to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 3-24-15

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Jordan and Sarah will win MTV’s The Challenge:  Battle of the Exes 2  Winning Bet:  Yes After Hurricane Nia got sent home, this bet was looking excellent for those who put their Bookoo on the YES.  And as predicted, even though Sarah did give us her traditional yakking (she had it coming out of both ends, actually), the red team managed to outperform Leroy and Theresa throughout the 2 day final challenge to give Sarah her first victory in 9 tries.  Long Live Evil Sarah!
  • Sweet 16 Suggestions

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Well, the first weekend of March Madness was rough on me.  The choke job by the LSU Tigers against the NC State Wolfpack cost me mucho bookoo and swung the Cats/Dogs bet and then SF Austin couldn’t manage to knock down more than a couple from deep prompting a “holstering”.  To make matters worse, that cocky SOB Bookoo sent me this text after clearing the weekends bets: “Just wiped my butt with 500 of your bookoo bucks.  Made such a killing, not even worried bout it.” With my performance over the first weekend in mind, here are my Sweet 16 Suggestions. …
  • 3-22-15

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    All four 2-seeds will make the Sweet 16 Winning Bet: No It is March, and therefore Tom Izzo and his band of misfit toys are making a run.  MSU beat 2-seed Virginia and are now considered the favorite in the chaotic East region.  No matter how many NCAA tourney runs MSU makes, it still won’t fill the hole in Tom’s heart from missing the free throws that cost his high school the Upper Peninsula championship.  Take solace Tony Bennett, at least you got him there. Adam Woodbury will poke someone in the eye vs Gonzaga Winning Bet: No The 4th Stooge and extreme ophthalmology…
  • 3-21-15

    21 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Butler’s bench will do the awkward “arms-locked” thing during the Butler-Notre Dame game Winning Bet:  Yes A very exciting contest between the Butler Bulldogs and Notre Dame Fighting Irish came down the wire, and with it, this RidiculousPropBet.  Finally, with roughly 20 seconds left on the game clock, 3-4 guys on the end of Butler’s bench decided to try to harness the power of the interlocked arms and will their team to victory.  Despite not securing victory for their team, their efforts did not go unnoticed by the RidiculousPropBet video review team.  10 seconds…
  • 3-20-15

    21 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Bookoo’s Bracket Bonanza Bryn Forbes will have 2+ floor slaps against Georgia Winning Bet: Yes Are we sure Bryn Forbes didnt transfer from Duke?  His working of the wood is Wojciechowski-esque, and he made this prop a winner real early on.  Look for Bryn to pair his floor slaps with serious chest poundage and blow up RPB. Bill Raftery will proclaim “man to man” prior to the 19:45 mark in 1st half of San Diego State vs Saint Johns game Winning Bet:  Yes Billy Boy comes through, finishing the MANTOMAN call with 19:54 on the clock.  Unprecedented!  Raftery really upping…
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  • Ben Affleck

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. Bio: Ben Affleck was born on August 15th, 1972, in Berkeley, CA. Affleck gained fame for his Academy Award and Golden Globe Award he received through his work in Good Will Hunting. He has starred in well known films such as Argo, Pearl Harbor, and Armageddon. Affleck is also the founder and sponsor of many non-profit organizations. Allegiance: Ben Affleck and his family orignally lived in California but moved to Massachusetts when Affleck was just two years old. Ben grew up a sports fan and cheers for all of his home teams. This would include…
  • Will Ferrell

    22 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Will Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Bio: Will Ferrell was born on July 16th, 1967, in Irvine, CA. He first gained fame as a member of the Saturday Night Live cast in the late 1990’s. Ferrell would go on to excel as a comedic actor, starring in movies such as Talladega Nights, Anchorman, Step Brothers, and Elf. Ferrell is one of the most well recognized actors in America, and has gained extreme popularity. Allegiance: Will Ferrell was born in California and roots for some home teams; however, he has also dabbled with the fanbases of many other…
  • Justin Timberlake

    22 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Bio: Justin Timberlake was born on January 31st, 1981, in Memphis, TN. Timberlake’s claim to fame was through his position as lead vocalist in the boy band NSYNC during the late 1990’s. During the 2000’s, Justin Timberlake established himself as one of the most commercially successful artists of the decade. Time Magazine named Timberlake one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013. Allegiance: Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a fan and part owner of his hometown…
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  • Power for Pole Competitors

    Bob Zamora
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    When the words “power” and “empowerment” come up in the pole world, we don’t automatically think of pole competitions. In fact, many pole dancers contemplating entering pole comps probably feel overwhelmed. When we compete there are a lot of things that are beyond our control. This can give us a sense of helplessness. We have no control over the judges picked for the competition, or the rules that govern the event. On performance day the venue could be too cold or too hot. The poles can be too slick or too sticky. The pole cleaners might have missed a crucial spot on the pole, and…
  • Arnold Sports Festival Welcomes Pole Fitness for the Second Year

    Colleen Jolly
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Bad Kitty Brand Ambassador Sergia Louise Anderson shows a conference attendee how to invert safely The Arnold Sports Festival (or just “the Arnold” for short) is huge. And not just any kind of huge — it’s as huge as its namesake gubernator. HUGE. More than 50 sports, 18,000 athletes and hundreds of thousands of attendees converge on Columbus, Ohio for a weekend full of fitness and competitions of all shapes and sizes. Historically focused on bodybuilding and figure competitions, the Arnold continues to expand. Over the years it has added diverse sports like fencing,…
  • 10 Ways to Dom The Pole

    Charley Crystal Harris
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Cage by Katerina Gura on 500px We ALL want to dominate the pole. Every dancer strives for control.  In fact, traditional dance is all about muscle control and restraint. Who knew ballet could be so kinky? However, what has always separated pole dancing from gymnastics and dance is the lack of structure and restraint forced upon us. Pole dancers are free to move the way their body wants to not the way it’s being told to. Yet we often feel like the pole is really in control. How many times have we heard the pole is slippery, the pole too sticky, the pole is too spinny, the pole is too…
  • 2015 Pacific Pole Championships Recap

    Lauren Manzano
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Over the weekend of February 28 and March 1, 2015, hundreds of aerial artists gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center to compete in Pole Sport Organization’s 2015 Pacific Pole Championships (PPC). PPC is the first regional pole competition of four before PSO’s U.S. National Pole Championships, which will be held in Redondo Beach, California August 14-16, 2015. For more information, please check out PSO’s website. Pacific Pole Championships is unique in the realm of pole sport: it is an all-inclusive competition which means that anyone of any skill level (amateurs and…
  • 50 Shades of Pole: The Power And Submission Challenge

    Veruca Blue
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    For March I’ve have been focused on the various effects of power and submission on our daily lives and in dance. Sometimes in our dance, in our lives, in our psyche, we need to push and sometimes we need to just let go and let someone else take control. I’m at the point where I need to relinquish a little control. This seems like the perfect time for an Improv Challenge on Power and Submission, one that pushes the boundaries of our comfort levels and engages our psyche in a completely different way. The power of submission lies not in the ability to kneel before another, to give…
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