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Angels take Game One of the Freeway Series

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two powerhouse teams that are World Series contenders this season, square off in another edition of the Freeway Series.Garrett Richards and Zack Grienke were the starters in the first of four games.To beat Greinke, you’ve gotta get him early, and the Angels did just that by taking a 4-0 in the first inning.Mike Trout...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs Dodgers 8/4/14

Game 111 of 162:Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, CA 7:10 PM PTTV: FS-WEST, SportsNet LARadio: KLAA 830, KWKW 1330Pitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Garrett Richards (11-4 2.74 ERA)vs.LAD- RHP Zack Grienke (12-6 2.65 ERA)Roster Moves:OF Collin Cowgill has been activated from the 15 day DL. RHP Mike Morin has been placed on the 15 day DL, retroactive August 1, 2014.Interesting Stats/FactsThe...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Column: July 2014

Photo is courtesy of http://216sportsblog.weebly.com/ Written by: JP Lococo (@jp_lococo) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook! After a long hiatus, the Cleveland Column is back and better than ever. The last time I wrote solely about Cleveland sports, the Cavs were making a feeble attempt at making the playoffs, the Indians...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Embattled Muschamp, Gators eager to silence critics

Football fans across the country finally caught a glimpse of their beloved sport during the Hall of Fame game matchup, albeit a meaningless exhibition game, between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants. While the game undeniably was one which does not truly count, it was one which served as a reminder to football fans and followers across the nation that their adored game...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Class Induction to the NFL Hall of Fame

Morning from a cold Australia, Surfing through the sports channels I came across the Hall of Fame Induction for the NFL. This totally caught me off guard but reminded me it is almost that time. For my other favorite game to watch. I have no clue who is on the guest list today so I will be as surprised as you as introductions are made. Andre Reed - Presented by Marv Levy 7 Pro bowls...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels score early to back-up Weaver and win the series

In the wake of a 10-3 loss, that cost them a game in the standings, the Angels went out to win the series at Tropicana Field against the Rays.All of the runs the Halos lost yesterday, came out today.With RBI hits from Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton, Howie Kendrick, Efren Navarro and a sac fly from David Freese, the Angels took a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning.Tampa Bay got one...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Safety Tyrell Johnson

Tyrell Johnson brings depth and five years of NFL experience to the team. (Brace Hemmelgarn) The Atlanta Falcons have signed free safety Tyrell Johnson in light of Dwight Lowery’s uncertain status after suffering a concussion during Friday’s scrimmage. With Dwight Lowery’ season in doubt due to concussion, Falcons add vet safety Tyrell Johnson.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs Rays 8/2/14

Game 109 of 162:Tropicana Field: St. Petersburg, FL, 4:10 PM PTTV: FS-WESTRadio: KLAA 830Pitching Matchup:LAA- LHP CJ Wilson (8-6 4.33 ERA)vs.TBR- RHP Chris Archer (6-6 3.37 ERA)Roster Moves:CJ Wilson has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.OF JB Shuck has been optioned to triple-a Salt Lake.In the 14 games since the All-Star break (8-6), the Angels are averaging 3.21...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The ‘Our Sports Report’ Podcast: MLB Trade Deadline Edition

Photo is courtesy of http://www.ohiolakefrontgroup.com/ Produced by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) & Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow & Check Us Out on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Welcome to the NEW & IMPROVED Podcast featured on ‘Our Sports Report’!  In today’s program, Matt Shock and Curt Ashcraft...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels’ bats wake up in Tampa to win the first game of the series

Following a 2-1 series loss to the Orioles, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continued their road trip with a three-game series in Tampa Bay against the Rays.Matt Shoemaker and Jeremy Hellickson were the starters.The offense that the Angels in Baltimore, appeared early in Tampa as the Halos took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Mike Trout started it off with a two-run blast...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU running back to miss season opener

According to BYUCougars.com starting running back Jamal Williams will miss the season opener vs. UConn due to a team rules violation. Williams rushed for 1,233 yards and seven touchdowns last season. Fantasy owners will have to wait until week two when the Cougars travel to Austin to take on the Longhorns to see Williams hit the field.Filed under: Fantasy Tagged: 3 total views, 3 views today
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Never change, Papelbon

I was so caught up with the trade deadline yesterday that I neglected to share one of my favorite anecdotes so far. It concerns perhaps the most quirky former Red Sox out there, a pitcher who once told Amalie Benjamin to “put the fact that he’s a sheriff in Mississippi into a story.” Of course, I’m talking about former closer Jonathan Papelbon, Lord Cinco Ocho himself. The...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Power from Peoria Earns Tremendous Tribe Honor

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images North America/http://www.zimbio.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook! Growing up during the time that I did, I had the honor of watching the Cleveland Indians during their hay day. From the early 1990’s to the mid 2000’s, the Cleveland Indians...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Writing Through Grief

Blogs are incredible vehicles for exploring our passions and finding our voices. They can also be powerful tools for healing in the face of trauma; for many of us, the act of writing is a cathartic one. These brave moms are blogging their way through one of life’s more traumatic losses: the loss of a child. Calling themselves babyloss blogs, they provide insight for those of us...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels lose Skaggs, but win the game in extras

After losing the first two games against Baltimore, the Angels played the third and final game of the series, looking to avoid being swept by the Orioles.Tyler Skaggs and Bud Norris were the starters.Throughout the first five innings, both Skaggs and Norris were dominant. But, Skaggs was pitching a no-hitter through four innings.Unfortunately, Skaggs had to exit the game with two...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox in Enemy Territory – Games 2 and 3

The White Sox took to the field for game two of the series with high hopes after winning game one. Hector Noesi against Max Scherzer was going to be a real pitchers duel. Noesi has been building on some great outings and this one would need to be one of his best for the Sox to have a chance. An hour’s rain delay would be the hiccup that the Sox did not need. the bottom of the first...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Remain Quiet at Trade Deadline

The final seven hours before the July 31st Trade Deadline blew up the American League West, but not for the Angels.The Oakland Athletics made another huge move, acquiring Jon Lester and Johnny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes. The A’s then traded Tommy Milone to the Twins for Sam Fuld.The Mariners then responded at the end of the deadline in a three team deal involving David Price with...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons DT Peria Jerry Opts to Retire

Peria Jerry, for all intents and purposes, was a bust.(Steve Mitchell) Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry has decided to retire. Falcons say Peria Jerry has decided to retire— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 31, 2014 Jerry was selected in the first round (24th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. His lack of success in the league could be attributed to a knee injury he...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New Themes: Edin and Espresso

Check out Edin and Espresso — today’s spiffy new additions to our massive family of themes. Edin Edin is a brand-new, free business theme designed by yours truly. It’s a modern and fully responsive theme that will help you create a strong — yet beautiful — online presence for your business. Edin offers multiple theme options and supports the recently launched Site...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Sentimentality of the Jon Lester Trade

©Kayla Chadwick 2012 In pure rational baseball terms, I don’t hate the Jon Lester [and Jonny Gomes] for Yoenis Cespedes [and a draft pick] trade. Cespedes is a solid player, Lester’s contract extension talks weren’t going well, and it’s certainly still possible that Lester returns to Boston as a free agent. But I’m not a baseball fan because I’m rational – and I’m...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Richards’ early struggles doom the Angels in the second game of the series

Following a walk-off loss last night, the Angels and the Orioles played game two of a three-game series in Baltimore. Garrett Richards and Kevin Gausman were the starters.The Orioles got to Richards early, starting with a two-run homer to center field from Adam Jones in the bottom of the first. Three innings later, Baltimore’s lead was extended to 4-0 with RBI hits from David Lough...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Alabama RB headed to Fort Collins

Former Alabama RB Dee Hart is transferring to Colorado State. He will be eligible to play immediately since graduating from Alabama.  Fantasy Outlook: Could be a guy worth watching. The Rams are looking for looking for production out of the backfield and had quite a bit before Hart arrived. Now that he is in the mix, it will be interesting 1 total views, 1 views today
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

When Unwritten Rules Don’t Apply

Photo is courtesy of Getty Images/http://bleacherreport.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   As a baseball fan, you find yourself hating players for simple reasons. Sometimes it’s because of the team they play for while other times it’s because the sports world will never...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Is It Time For A Rule Change In Baseball?

Photo courtesy of Getty Images/http://www.economist.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   In a recent article for Sports Illustrated, Tom Verducci made a convincing case for the abolition of extreme defensive shifts in baseball, and by “made a convincing case” I of course...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Fan Showers Art Modell With Affection

Photo by Mark Duncan/AP Photo/http://sports.nationalpost.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Could I write a more mature headline? Sure. But you can’t tell me that when your face had a smile on it when you first heard this story earlier this week. I mean really, unless...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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