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The Philippines are back. After a long absence from the FIBA World Cup, the Philippines have once again qualified for the prestigious tournament where in the best of the best in basketball will compete for Naismith Trophy and be labeled … Continue reading → 1 total views, 1 views today
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs. Red Sox 810/14

Game 117 of 162:Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 12:35 PM PTTV: FS-WestPitching Matchup:LAA- LHP Hector Santiago (3-7 3.86 ERA)vs. BOS- RHP Rubby De La Rosa (3-4 3.43 ERA)No Recent Roster Moves although a Pitching Call-Up may be expected following last night’s marathon of a gameInteresting/Notable Statistics and Facts: Last night, Albert Pujols hit his first walk-off home run in his...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream Team or Nightmare?

Photo by John Locher/Associated Press/http://www.nytimes.com/ Written by: Elijah Gonzalez (@abajo14) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   On Friday August 1st, basketball fans witnessed NBA star Paul George go down with one of the most gruesome injuries since Kevin Ware and Joe Theismann. This injury occurred in a USA...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs. Red Sox 8/8/14

Game 115 of 162:Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: FS-WestPitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Jered Weaver (12-6 3.59 ERA)vs.BOS- RHP Allen Webster (1-1 6.75 ERA)No Recent Roster Moves Lineup:Kole Calhoun RFMike Trout CFAlbert Pujols 1BJosh Hamilton LFErick Aybar SSHowie Kendrick 2BDavid Freese 3BEfren Navarro DHChris Iannetta CInteresting/Notable Statistics and Facts:Over his last...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Field Notes: BlogHer ’14

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer. Today, Michelle Weber — one of a group of Automatticians offering real-life happiness engineering at BlogHer ’14 — reports back from the popular women bloggers conference...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Angels lose the Freeway Series

After back-to-back losses to the Dodgers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out looking to even the series at two wins a piece on Mike Trout’s birthday.C.J. Wilson and Hyun-jin Ryu were the starters.Following two solid innings from Wilson, in the bottom of the third, the Dodgers took a 3-0 lead with a two-RBI single from Hanley Ramirez, and a sac-fly from Matt Kemp.Hyun-jin...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers (Mike Trout Birthday Edition): Angels vs. Dodgers 8/7/14

Game 114 of 162Game Four of Four Game Freeway Series (Dodgers Lead 2-1):Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: FS-WestPitching Matchup:LAA- LHP C.J. Wilson (8-7 4.74 ERA)vs.LAD- LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5 3.39 ERA) Recent Roster Moves:Angels acquire RHP Vinnie Pestano in exchange for RHP Michael Clevinger. Pestano to Triple-A Salt Lake, Tommy Field designated for assignment.Lineup...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Baroni vs. Karo Parisyan: A Link To The Past

Phil Baroni and Karo Parisyan recently clashed in a welterweight bout, at Bellator 122, that instantly brought me back to the infancy of my MMA mega fandom. In 2003, Baroni took the UFC by storm with his “New York Bad Ass” persona and brutal knockout power, and Parisyan made his UFC debut with an impressive display of Judo that shook the welterweight division. I was surprised...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 1 Recap

Kroy Biermann and Jake Matthews got into a scuffle almost immediately after training camp began. (AP Photo) Last night’s premiere of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a doozy. After just one episode, I’m now convinced bringing the cameras to training camp was a good decision. The show on its own is brilliant as it’s always nice to get a behind-the-scenes look at an...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New Theme: Celsius

Today I’m happy to announce a new, free theme to spruce up your site! Celsius Celsius provides a pure, white backdrop for your writing, photography, or videography. With a design that looks great on any device, large or small, this theme supports several popular post formats, slide-out navigation and widget areas, and bold featured images. If you want to clear out the...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers take Game Three of the Freeway Series

Following two games at Dodger Stadium, the Freeway Series shifted to Angel Stadium with the series tied at one.Matt Shoemaker and Dan Haren were the starters.In the top of the second inning, the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead with a solo-homer from Matt Kemp, and a RBI double from Andre Ethier.After that, both Shoemaker and Haren were dealing. But Haren, had a perfect game going on through...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs. Dodgers 8/6/14

Game 113 of 162Game Three of Four Game Freeway Series:Angel Stadium: Anaheim, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: FS-WestPitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Matt Shoemaker (9-3 4.09 ERA)vs.LAD- RHP Dan Haren (8-9 4.76 ERA)Lineup:Kole Calhoun RFMike Trout CFAlbert Pujols 1BJosh Hamilton LFErick Aybar SSHowie Kendrick 2BEfren Navarro DHHank Conger CJohn McDonald 3BInteresting/Notable Statistics and Facts:Tonight’s...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Introducing: Comment Likes

I’m sure we’ve all experienced this — reading through a comment thread, and seeing a particularly well-written comment, whether it be informative, insightful, or just plain funny. You want to show the commenter that you appreciate their work, but don’t have a reply for them, so you just move on. Well, those days are over! Comment Likes are now available on all WordPress.com sites...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Moneyball May Finally Pay Off for Billy Beane in 2014

Photo by Eric Risberg/Associated Press/http://mashable.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   During the fall of 2011, one of my favorite sports movies of all-time hit the theatres. The movie was titled Moneyball and it summarized the baseball method of sabermetrics that Billy...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers take Game Two of the Freeway Series

After a 5-0 victory last night, the Angels faced the Dodgers in Game Two of the Freeway Series, with the hype being all around a certain match-up. Hector Santiago and Clayton Kershaw were the starters.In the first ever Mike Trout vs. Clayton Kershaw match=up during the regular season, Trout kicked it off by hitting an infield single in the first inning. Albert Pujols proceeded...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs. Dodgers 8/5/14

Game 112 of 162  Game Two of Four Game Freeway Series:Dodger Stadium: Los Angeles, CA, 7:05 PM PSTTV: FS-West and MLB NetworkPitching Matchup:LAA- LHP Hector Santiago (3-7 3.76 ERA)vs.LAD- LHP Clayton Kershaw (13-2 1.71 ERA)No Recent Roster MovesLineup:Erick Aybar SSMike Trout CFAlbert Pujols 1BJosh Hamilton LFHowie Kendrick 2BDavid Freese 3BChris Iannetta CCollin Cowgill RFHector...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Future Is Now For The North Siders

Photo by Morry Gash/AP Photo/http://espn.go.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Well Cubs fans, we will now begin to see whether or not the last three years of suffering under the leadership of Epstein and Co. has been worth it. Tonight, highly touted prospect, Javier Baez...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Theme Adopters: Kelly

Kelly, which was designed by Automattic’s own Kelly Hoffman, is an inviting, fun theme for bloggers of all stripes. Its clean, one-column layout makes it perfect for text-heavy posts, but can be just as ideal for a tumblelog-like stream of images. With bold featured images, the ability to customize the header and the background, and three widget areas in the site’s footer...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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
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