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Olympic Basketball Preview - The Young Guns

Men's Olympic basketball is just that - men's basketball, not boy's.  The 12 nations that are competing in this year's Olympic basketball tournament have rosters chock full of veterans - real men with hair on their chests.  There is no room for boys in the Olympics (unless the evil, meddling David Stern has his way and puts an age cap of 23 on future Olympic team...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacque Vaughn to be Magic's new coach

The Orlando Magic hired Jacque Vaughn to be the team's new head coach John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com and Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel report. It ends an exhaustive search for Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and completes two of the three major franchise-shaping decisions the team had to make coming out of the 2012 season. Orlando Magic Daily is the premier online...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Olympic Boxing Guide and Schedule: The Draw And The Men’s Round Of 32

(Team USA bantamweight Joseph Diaz, Jr., left, in action) With the draw completed on Friday, the stage is set for Olympic boxing to begin in London. In our first preview and guide we’ll take a look at the first round of the men’s competition, beginning on Saturday afternoon, London time. It all starts out with a bantamweight match-up between Team USA’s Joseph Diaz, Jr. and...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Alexander Semin Signs in Carolina

Mercurial winger Alexander Semin has signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Carolina Hurricanes for next season.  This is an odd choice considering Semin's scoring success against the Hurricanes.  Without multiple hat tricks against Cam Ward this season, Semin may not even reach 20 goals.  Then again, Semin's an odd guy and he still managed to get a raise over what...
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July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

24 things I'd rather do than hear more about Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard has done something I never thought possible.  He has jumped in front of both #1A and #1B on my hate list.  It now reads: Dirty Deeds and... Thunder Treats Visit Thunder Treats 1.) Dwight Howard2A.) Steven A. Smith2B.) Jared from SubwayThere are about 84 other items on said list, but I will save those for another time.  Dwight Howard has been nothing but annoying...
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July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Marlins have Miami Hooked

Dade County?  Miami?  We tried to warn you.  We tried to tell you that your fiancée was a supercreep.  That he had hit on all your bridesmaids.  That he was never going to stop drinking and forgetting your birthday.  That he was never going to go back and finish school.  That he was going to treat you like crap and make you feel bad about yourself. At The Platoon Advantage...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The Pirates trade for Wandy Rodriguez:

There are a lot of things to be discussed right now, but before we start discussing them we need to get the obvious thing out of the way: the Pirates traded for Wandy Rodriguez last night and they sent Rudy Owens, Robbie Grossman, and Colton Cain to the Astros in return. There are some particulars that need hashed out: the Astros owe Rodriguez $13 million in 2013, when he'll...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The NCAA changed lives, not a football program with their punishment of Penn State

From the very beginning, from the very first whispers of scandal at Penn State, it never really made sense to me how the NCAA could get involved with the punishment process. The NCAA is after all a governing body that deals with agents, text logs and free tattoos. The situation at Penn State was one of the worst criminal cover-ups in the history of our country. In essence, they...
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July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner Stops Vicente Escobedo In Tainted Performance, Keith Thurman Pretty Good In HBO Debut

We almost didn't get Saturday night's card on HBO because Adrien Broner unprofessionally failed to make weight and put his junior lightweight bout against Vicente Escobedo in jeopardy. Judging from the outcome, we might not have missed much. Certainly, Broner is a visibly sparkling talent whose performances are worth watching, and welterweight Keith Thurman showed on the...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline: Dwight is right for the angels

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the rumors are coming fast and furious. Greinke, Hamels, and Liriano are a few of the names being thrown around as people who may be wearing an Angels uniform after July 30th. However, there is a top-tier free agent that no one is considering. It's high time we start thinking outside the box here. Fans have come up with one million...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Howard clearing way for LA trade

Orlando's long-running search to trade Dwight Howard may finally have received some good news. After the Magic were generally unsatisfied with the package the Nets, Dwight Howard's preferred landing spot, put together and after the Nets decided to move on, Dwight Howard may have finally enabled the Magic to increase their trade leverage. Orlando Magic Daily is the premier...
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July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Some Fights We're Not Getting Because Of The Top Rank - Golden Boy Feud

Sometimes it feels like Golden Boy and Top Rank are fighting each other more than they are putting on fights, the latter befitting of boxing's two top promoters. Tuesday was the latest occasion that this destructive feud was on display, as Golden Boy held a news conference for its Sept. 15, Canelo Alvarez-led Showtime card, which is dueling with Top Rank's Julio Cesar Chavez...
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July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAA 13 Season Simulation Crowns An Unlikely Champion

I figured it would be fun to simulate a season of the EA Sports NCAA 13 video game and find out what happened. The results were interesting.... This is a blog by people who love college football. We try to see things from all perspectives but we do have a bit of a southern bias. Visit College Football Zealots   ACC Atlantic Overall Conf Clemson 10-4 6-3...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Ultimate Fantasy Team - Basketball Back Court

The problem with picking players for basketball is that most of the time, ACTUAL basketball players are used in the movies. Are we allowed to use real players playing fake players? Who knows. Who cares? We make up the rules. A comedic,entertaining, and sometimes even intelligent look at one of the country's most exciting athletic programs. Come join us as we discuss all thing...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Fans Respond To Paternoville Name Change

Paternoville student leaders officially announced on Monday that the organization has adopted a new name, Nittanyville. And there was much rejoicing! Happy Valley is a special place with special fans. We're here to help you through the twilight years of the Paterno era while also looking at everything else going on in The Big Ten and beyond. Visit Nittany Lion's Den ...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Dwight Will Holdout

The writing appears to be on the wall -- literally, on the wall. Orlando Magic Daily is the premier online destination to get your daily fill of all things Magic. Now overshadowed by our Florida foe the Heat , we think we're not too shabby ourselves and that the future is bright for the Magic. Visit Orlando Magic Daily Dwight Howard may never wear an Orlando Magic jersey...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Team U.S.A. uses second quarter defensive swarm to defeat Splitter, Brazil

Team USA has gotten themselves a lot of attention over the weekend with numerous players predicting that their current team could have defeated the 1992 Dream Team. But for the first quarter of U.S.A.’s 80-69 victory over Brazil, it seemed like they had no right to make such guesses. San Antonio Spurs site with blogs, weekly podcasts, on location video, photo and desktop wallpaper...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Danny Garcia Shocks Amir Khan In An Insane Fight

Danny Garcia pulled the rug out from underneath Amir Khan Saturday on HBO, delivering a stunning upset via technical knockout against a far more acclaimed fighter as a 5-1 underdog or worse. [queensberryrules]Khan already had the rug pulled out from underneath him once, in his last fight, a loss against Lamont Peterson that made a Floyd Mayweather fight seem absurd, in retrospect...
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July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

The NHL's Opening Offer is Insulting to Fans and Players Alike

A little nervous about the Wings' upcoming season?  Well don't be, because Gary's apparently going to do whatever he can to make sure there's a lockout this year.  Per numerous sources around the league, the NHL's first offer to the NHLPA included the following major points:  1 - Reduce players hockey related revenues to 46% from 57%. This league revenue...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Dykstra should have called Saul: Pleads guilty to three federal bankruptcy charges

Lenny Dykstra, the star of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies, has pleaded guilty to three counts related to bankruptcy fraud,according to the Associated Press. Dykstra faces up to 20 years in prison and is scheduled for sentencing on December 3. [machorow] The charges Dykstra filed a guilty plea to included one count of bankruptcy fraud, another for concealment of assets and another...
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July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The Freeh Report proves that what happened at Penn State could've only happened at Penn State

Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been hesitant to write much on the Penn State football scandal. The allegations (and later proven facts) were so damning, the crimes so sickening and the severity of it all so far-reaching, that other than writing a bit when the news first broke, I decided to otherwise stay away. At the time what we needed was actual time; time to...
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July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

The All-Star Game In 8 Pictures

Well done Kansas City. Thanks to Chevy "Keys To Your City" (LINK HERE) CardsDiaspora.com was able to go to the crap side of Missouri and take in MLBs 2012 All-Star Game. [cardsdiaspora]By now you know that it was like run bukkake for the National League sending former Cardinals skip Tony LaRussa out on top. Again. You know that Billy Butler and Robinson Cano are inexorably...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

How Much Will RG3 Boost The Offense?

It's mid-July, and training camps are between two and three weeks away.  It is time to take a best-look projection at the Washington Redskins 2012 season.  I do this a number of ways.  Today, I will take a pragmatic look at the Redskins offense.  The goal of this piece is not to throw a bottom line number out there, but to take a look at how many points and wins the Redskins...
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July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

My Mid-Season Awards

Just an obligatory annual post while I'm obligatorily watching the All-Star Game: [platoonadvantage] American League MVP: Mike Trout It's worth noting that this is all a product of approximately the last three weeks: he's been very good (at least) since day one, but starting with his 4-for-4 game on June 19, Trout hit .389/.432/.634 to close out the first half. He...
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July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Should Orioles Push All In?

The All star Break is upon us and the Orioles are currently sitting five games over .500, bunched with the non-New York teams in the AL East. The first half of the Orioles' season has outperformed everyone's wildest expectations and the team has some very serious, and very important decisions to make. [oriolepost] General Manager Dan Duquette has to decide how much he...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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