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Draft needs for all 32 NFL teams

The 2014 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and teams are making their final preparations for the big day. Free agency is largely behind us and squads are basically set heading into the draft. With that in mind, I’ve compiled the needs of each of the NFL’s 32 teams as we approach the draft.   The post 2014 NFL Draft: Needs for each of the league’s 32 teams appeared first...
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Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
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Report: Quarterbacks falling on 2014 NFL Draft boards

Are the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft seeing their stock drop at a rapid rate as draft day approaches? That’s the case according to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio. I have also been told some of the teams at the top of the draft aren’t enamored with the quarterback options in this draft, but I’m not sure how far they will fall. Four of the teams with the top five picks...
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Milwaukee Brewers Thriving In Dog Days of April

Easter may still be a week away, but on a stormy weekend outside of Miller Park it felt like April of 1987. With a 10-2 record the Milwaukee Brewers are off to their second-best start in franchise history, and have the best record in baseball. What is impressive is that they have done it with a difficult early schedule. The team went 6-0 on a road trip through Boston and Philadelphia...
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Report: Teddy Bridgewater not doing well in private workouts

For most of the past year Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been considered a lock to be one of the top five picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, but that isn’t the case anymore. News got worse for Bridgewater on Friday as a report emerged that his private workouts haven’t been going well. Bridgewater struggled mightily at his Pro Day and apparently during his private workouts...
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Brendan Shanahan to become president of Toronto Maple Leafs

Brendan Shanahan has been a key part of the NHL league office since 2009, and became the NHL’s senior vice president of player safety and hockey operations in 2011. But his time with the league office will reportedly end soon, as he will reportedly resign his position and become the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Toronto Star first broke the story and is claiming Shanahan...
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10 best performers from the 2014 NCAA tournament

In a season without a consensus, season-long No. 1 team, it should probably come as no surprise that some unprecedented things happened in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. An 11-seed in the Elite Eight, a No. 8 seed in the title game and a No. 7 seed winning it all? Say what you will about the selection committee’s seeding process, but the seven vs. eight match-up in the...
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Controversial Wrestling Legend Ultimate Warrior Dies at Age 54

After a weekend of mainstream media coverage including Daniel Bryan’s coronation and the Undertaker’s loss at the hands of Brock Lesner, the pro wrestling world was stunned by the untimely death of the Ultimate Warrior. James Hellwig (who had his name legally changed to Warrior) died on Tuesday and news of his passing broke on Twitter late Tuesday night. The Warrior had largely...
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The 2013-14 Wisconsin Badgers Won’t Soon Be Forgotten

When Traevon Jackson’s attempt at a game-winning shot rattled out as time expired, the Wisconsin Badgers’ magical NCAA tournament run came to a bitter end. Just moments earlier, Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison buried a cold-blooded, go-ahead 3-pointer to give the Wildcats a 74-73 lead with 5.7 seconds remaining in the game. The clutch shot was just another in a remarkable tournament...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari misses out on big bonus with loss to UConn

If you think you’re having a bad day, it’s nothing compared to John Calipari’s on Monday. Not only did the wormiest coach in all of sports lose college basketball’s national championship game, he also missed out on a $375,000 bonus he would have gotten for winning the title. Ouch. Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats entered Monday night’s title game as massive favorites...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Final Four weekend: Best teams, coaches and games since 2000

To get you ready for the Final Four this weekend, I’ve comprised a list of the top four teams, coaches and games since the 1999-2000 season. While there are a lot of great teams and coaches to choose from, only the elite made the following lists. Feel free to add your picks in the comments section. The post Final Four Weekend: The Top Four Teams, Coaches and Games since 2000...
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Updated 2014 NBA Draft early entries list

The 2014 NBA Draft is still months away, but with the college basketball season winding down we’re starting to get a look and which players will be making the jump to the next level this offseason. Below is a list of early entrants who have declared themselves available for this year’s draft, which will take place on June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The list includes...
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On Daniel Murphy and New York Media Going National

New York sports talk radio resumed regularly scheduled programming Thursday after second baseman Daniel Murphy returned to the New York Mets lineup. Murphy’s wife went into labor on Sunday. Taking advantage of a rule placed as part of MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2011, Murphy took three days paternity leave for the birth of his child in Florida, missing the Mets first...
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Titans expected to release Chris Johnson by next week

It has been rumored for months that the Tennessee Titans would release running back Chris Johnson at some point this offseason. It appears we now have an end date for his time with the organization. Ian Rapoport is now reporting that the Titans plan to release Johnson at the end of this week or early next week. The team has been trying to trade Johnson for most of the offseason,...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

10 best picks from the 2013 NFL Draft

It’s easy to look at a draft immediately after it ends and declare a “winner” and “loser” because none of those draft picks have ever played a game. Now that those players have a full season under their belts (and with the 2014 draft right around the corner), it is a much better time to look at the outgoing rookie class and try to figure out which were the best picks. This...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cuonzo Martin pulls out of Marquette coaching search

Tennessee head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin was reportedly high on Marquette’s list of potential replacements for departed head coach Buzz Williams, but the Golden Eagles will have to move on to another candidate. On Monday, news surfaced that Martin had talked to Marquette, but early Tuesday morning reports say he withdrew his name from consideration. The 42-year-old Martin...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Season Preview

The 2013 season was one to forget for the Milwaukee Brewers. Yes, their 74-88 record fell short of expectations and was the franchise’s worst mark since 2004, but that doesn’t do justice to how much of a train-wreck their season actually was. The 2011 National League MVP and face of the franchise Ryan Braun was suspended for 65 games as a result of the Biogenesis scandal, the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field turns 100: a dedication to the greatest baseball park

I remember being five years old and sitting in the left-field bleachers of Wrigley Field with my father and his friend, sipping on a pop. With my mitt on my left hand, my Cubs hat on my head, and my Mark Grace t-shirt jersey on, I was ready for any possible ball that would come my way. It was May 6th, 1998, and the Chicago Cubs were playing the Houston Astros. On that day Kerry Wood...
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Opening Day Brings Hope

Upper Midwest residents know it’s been a very long winter — which still lingers like a peripatetic cousin who takes up residence in your guest room. And if you live, as I do, at nearly 46 degrees north latitude, you saw the mercury approach 50 degrees on Sunday for the first time since October. Which is actually perfect, because though more snow arrives later this week along...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pay for Play: Why it’s Not So Bad to be a College Athlete

The value of a college education appears to be dwindling according to some student athletes these days. Rather than understand the significance of and importance of a college degree and appreciate the expenses that have been covered by the colleges they attend, some student athletes decide to turn into the selfish, snobby 17-year-old homecoming queen. You know, the girl whose parents...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Updated 2014 NBA Draft early entries list

The 2014 NBA Draft is still months away, but with the college basketball season winding down we’re starting to get a look and which players will be making the jump to the next level this offseason. Below is a list of early entrants who have declared themselves available for this year’s draft, which will take place on June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The list includes...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Top small school prospects

NFL scouts and general managers get paid a lot of money to do their jobs. But breaking down the performance of major college guys and projecting how they will translate to the NFL and where they should be drafted isn’t rocket science. Player projection is never a slam dunk, but it’s certainly not hard to know whether a guy from a top SEC school can hold up to the rigors of the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Predictions – Win/Loss Records

They tell me not to do this. By making predictions in March, I open myself up to ridicule by September. That’s fine. Feel free to look at all my awful picks from last year, including the Blue Jays winning the American League East and the Red Sox ‘rebounding’ to 83 wins. And there was more, I had the Angels winning the AL West and the St. Louis Cardinals missing the playoffs...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston role in baseball brawl overblown

There was a bench clearing brawl during the Florida St./Florida baseball game. Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is on the Florida St. baseball roster. So, Jameis Winston was in a bench-clearing brawl. That two-plus-two math along with a picture appearing on social media got Winston blogosphere headlines in the hours following the game. The 36-point font used by the Fox Sports...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish to miss Opening Day start for Rangers

Texas Rangers starting pitchers continue dropping like Spinal Tap’s drummers. On Tuesday it was announced that ace Yu Darvish will not start for the team on Opening Day thanks to a stiff neck. Darvish had been scratched from his final Cactus League start because of the injury and experienced discomfort during a throwing session on Monday. Darvish attributed his neck pain to a bad...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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