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Catch up Baseball – Giants and Blue Jays

Time for some catch up baseball with the White Sox. **2 Game series in San Francisco – split series *Game one(Sox – 3 and Giants – 2)  - It took the Sox 10 innings to steal the win. Chris Sale in the office with Zach Putnam picking up the win. Adam Dunn hit a homer in the first with Jose Abreu on the pond, for a 2 – 0 lead in the first. Jake Petricka took over in the bottom...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

How a New SEC Scheduling Format Might Look Part I

IA) Why Nine Games and Why Talk about It Now The main reason for writing this is discussion of who should play whom in the event the SEC does adopt a nine-game schedule, but I feel like I would be remiss if I did not have a full discussion of the issues involved in this. But in a fit of preseason enthusiasm, I wrote about some more global issues. As a preview, I expect to release...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards sustains left knee injury

BOSTON - Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards suffered a left knee injury Wednesday night on a play at first base. Richards was diagnosed with a left knee patellar injury after a play in the second inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox.Severity of the injury is still to be determined but on scene, Richards looked to be in serious pain and was carted off the...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

In a Flash, A Kent State Football Player Passes Away Unexpectedly

Photo is courtesy of David Dermer/Kent State Athletics/http://www.ncaa.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook   In this world of sports that we follow so closely, we always try to find a bright side. Whether you win or lose, there is always something good that you can take away...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons: Episode 3 Recap

Jake Matthews was told immediately he’d be the left tackle following Sam Baker’s season-ending injury. (John Bazemore) Another episode of Hard Knocks means we’re that much closer to the regular season. The first few minutes of the third episode of Hard Knocks with the Atlanta Falcons was a first in the show’s history as we’re taken inside the operating room to witness...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Uncertainty Leads the Buckeyes into the 2014 Season

Photo by Chris Russell/Columbus Dispatch/http://buckeyextra.dispatch.com/   Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Long-time Buckeye Alum and hater, Kirk Herbstreit, predicted the Buckeyes to win the National Title this year, so it stands to reason that Ohio State’s quarterback...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears Pre-Season Check-In

You know its baseball season in Chicago when we start getting excited to watch Bears Pre-Season games. With the dust settled from the crazy NBA free agency period, I am ready to dive headfirst into Bears football. And there is a lot to watch for the Bears entering their second season under Marc Trestman. So lets take a look at the good, the bad and what I’d like to see Friday against...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Theme Adopters: Isola

Whether you’re a personal blogger, a designer, or an artist, Isola gives you a bright, clean space to showcase your work. Its minimalist design stays crisp across devices and screens of all sizes, with generous white space to keep the focus on your content. Isola, a free theme, comes with numerous customization options, from featured images and custom header images to sleek...
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August 19, 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. 5 total views, 5 views today
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland: The Haven of Hope

Photo is courtesy of Curt Ashcraft Written by: Jon Bozeka (@JonBozeka) & Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   In downtown Cleveland there is a sign that hangs alone along an old brick building that reads, “We Have Faith, in Cleveland.” If you would’ve asked Clevelanders about faith...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pre Season – Browns and Redskins

It’s my first look at Cleveland since they picked Johnny Manziel in the Draft. It is going to make for an interesting game and to see how he handles the pressures and all. Robert Griffin III is back at the helm for the Skins, it was not a great year coming off the broken leg so it will be interesting to see how he has gotten stronger in the off-season. *First Half *Cleveland wins...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels win the first game in Boston; take sole possession of first place

Following a 2-1 series win over the Texas Rangers, the (tied for first place) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.After two score-less innings, the Halos would strike first in the top of the third inning. Mike Trout doubled to center field scoring Kole Calhoun, followed by a RBI single from Albert Pujols scoring Trout.Boston...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No Shortage of Mo’ne at the Little League World Series

Photo is courtesy of Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo/http://abcnews.go.com/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Every sport has a way of bringing the old and new together. One of the more classical baseball razzings was made famous by the movie The Sandlot when Hamilton Porter told his...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Battle of WWE’s Institutional Racism

         Article written for Gerweck.net The accusation of racism in WWE has once again reared its ugly head. It is an issue that has been brought up over the years, but never thoroughly investigated because only a handful of wrestlers have spoken out on the matter. Also, because professional wrestling is dismissed more often than revered as an entertainment genre, the issue...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Shoemaker and the Angels roll past Texas; Tied for first place

After a hard-fought victory last night, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Texas Rangers squared off in the second game of the series, with the Halos only one game back from first place.Matt Shoemaker and Colby Lewis were the starters.The Angels got to Lewis early, as Albert Pujols gave the Halos a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, courtesy of a solo-homer to left field. In...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup: Predicting the Team USA Roster

The FIBA World Cup will be underway this month and everyone is preparing for the competition, including the world’s best, Team USA. Team USA will feature the comebacking Derrick Rose and the likes of Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, … Continue reading → 1 total views, 1 views today
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilas Pilipinas: 2014 Antibes International Basketball Tournament

By Joma Ablay   The Gilas Pilipinas national team is now in France for the 2014 Antibes International Basketball Tournament held in Antibes, France. As you all know, in their opening game, Gilas went up against the FIBA Euro champions, … Continue reading → 1 total views, 1 views today
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Calhoun’s bat, Richards’ arm combine for an Angels win over Texas

Following a two-game series sweep over the Phillies, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began a three-game series against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.Garrett Richards and Nick Martinez were the starters.In the bottom of the first, the Rangers took a 1-0 lead courtesy of a RBI single from Adrian Beltre, scoring Shin-Soo Choo.The Halos would tie the ballgame at one in the bottom...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 SEC West Preview

The current teams of the SEC West I’m not doing specific rankings of the teams, but I do think the winner of the LSU/Alabama game will be the most likely SEC West champion. After that, they go in order of teams I think are most likely to win the division. Since 2003, the top three teams of the SEC West, Alabama, Auburn and LSU, combined for 6 national championships, 3 national...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland: The Haven of Hope

Photo is courtesy of Curt Ashcraft Written by: Jon Bozeka (@JonBozeka) & Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   In downtown Cleveland there is a sign that hangs alone along an old brick building that reads, “We Have Faith, in Cleveland.” If you would’ve asked Clevelanders about faith...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Illustrators To Follow Now

From sketches to digital art narratives, here’s a visual journey into the worlds of ten illustrators on WordPress.com. Brad Young The drawings at Brad Young Art capture life’s little moments. From pen and ink to watercolor, and gardening to food to neighborhood spots, it’s easy to get lost sifting through Brad’s mix of doodles and sketches. “Macchiato,” Brad Young...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pre Season — Bears and Jacksonville

My first NFL game of the season is the Chicago Bears against Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier field in Chicago. Jake Cutler at the helm of the offence for the Bears, facing Chad Henne at the head of the offence for Jacksonville *Bears kicking off. * First Quarter Jacksonville ball after a steady move of the ball down field, on fourth down and five, 49 yard field goal attempt, which...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The lean, mean Offseason machine.

‘If you wanna make the world a better place, you’ve gotta look at yourself and then make a change.’ – Michael Jackson. As the summer draws to a close and the NBA readies itself for another rollercoaster year, many other things like the NFL, the premiership or whatever you’re into begin to recommence. The end of summer marks the beginning for many other things, unlike the...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Theme: Sketch

Today we’re happy to debut a new, free portfolio theme, Sketch! Sketch Designed by yours truly, Sketch is a clean, modern theme for showcasing your best visual works. Whether you’re a professional illustrator, an aspiring photographer, or a painter, Sketch will ensure your portfolio looks stunning no matter the device or screen size. Further customize your site with a logo...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels rally in the sixth to sweep the Phillies

Following a 7-2 victory over Philadelphia with a strong outing from C.J. Wilson, the Angels went out looking for the two-game sweep over the Phillies, before going on the road.Jered Weaver and A.J. Burnett were the starters.In the bottom of the second, the Angels struck for the first run of the game when Brennan Boesch hit a sacrifice-fly (first RBI since 2013 when he played for...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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