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Agent: Michael Sam was 'flat-out horrible' at veteran combine

Michael Sam’s dream of playing in professional football still is alive, but it appears the road back to an NFL roster will be a difficult one. The 25-year-old defensive end out of Missouri participated in this weekend’s veteran’s combine — along with older free agents such as Michael Bush and Brady Quinn — and according to what an agent told TMZ Sports, things didn...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Keeping judo ‘pure’ in Europe means keeping MMA out

One of the major open questions over the last decade has been the capacity of American MMA promotions to expand out into Europe. Throughout continental Europe, martial arts and combat sports enjoy public prestige, but MMA has had trouble gaining a foothold, especially in continental Europe. The major strategy of the UFC in recent years has been to partner with the judo community...
Via The Sports Post
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Final Four is great, but Sweet 16 should be seen as success

By Matt Zemek Last week, before the NCAA tournament began, we seeded the field 1-68 in three different categories. It’s fascinating to look back at these lists one week later, if only because these placements might strike you as either more enlightened than they were to begin with, or really dumb. The list that’s most relevant to this piece is the first one, concerning the...
Via The Student Section
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

On the Browns, Hard Knocks, questions and narratives

By Craig Lyndall  There are lots of questions being asked now that we’ve heard the Browns are “front-runners” to be the featured team on this year’s rendition of “Hard Knocks” on HBO. Twitter and sports talk radio asked all of the following and then some… Will Hard Knocks serve as a distraction for the Browns? Will it be good for Johnny Manziel and his recovery...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 West Region preview

By David Fox The West region will be full of familiar faces on a number of fronts. For starters, each team in the Sweet 16 is no stranger to this stage. In the last five seasons alone, these four teams have been to the regional semifinal 12 times. But if the region goes chalk and sends top two seeds Wisconsin and Arizona to Saturday, the game will be a rematch of last year’s...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 Midwest Region preview

By David Fox Kentucky’s bid for an undefeated season will have to go through West Virginia, the team that in 2010 beat what was arguably John Calipari’s best team in Lexington. In the other regional semifinal, Wichita State and Notre Dame will try to re-orient themselves for an emotional — for very different reasons — Sweet 16 game.  Here’s a look at the Midwest Regional...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 South Region preview

By David Fox The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament wiped away notion of Cinderellas, but if you’re looking for an underdog, perhaps you can find one in the South Region. Going up against Duke is the lowest seed remaining in the Tournament, a team that won six games just four years ago and a team that’s been very good for a long time but never reached the Final Four. Of course...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 East Region preview

By David Fox The East region will have an ACC flavor even though the ACC regular season champion is at home. Louisville and NC State will meet in the Sweet 16 on an ACC floor for a rare conference game in the NCAA Tournament. At the same time, Oklahoma will try to save face for a beleaguered Big 12, but the Sooners will have to go through Tom Izzo, who as usual has his...
Via Athlon Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down for every MLB team

2015 MLB Previews for all 30 teams using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team. Click the links below to view each 3 Up, 3 Down breakdown by division.   AL East ...
Via isportsweb.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Love on relationship with LeBron: 'We're not best friends'

By Steve DelVecchio LeBron James recently posted a photo on Instagram that showed him hanging out with several Cleveland Cavaliers teammates and a caption that read, “Clique up!” Kevin Love was not among those in attendance. Of course, people who crave drama took the liberty of drawing the conclusion that Love is not part of LeBron’s “clique” since he wasn’t in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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