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Blue Jackets rely on Jarmo Kekalainen ’s Silent, Steady Hand

With five games left to play, the Columbus Blue Jackets currently sit in the 8th position in the Eastern Conference standings which, if the season ended today, would place them into the Stanley Cup playoffs as the second wild card team.  While this may not be considered much for many of the established National Hockey League (NHL) organizations, for a team which has qualified only...
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Chicago Bears appearing on 2014 Monday Night Football twice

The Chicago Bears are one of eight teams that will have two appearances each on Monday Night Football this season– Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. Why the hell are we talking about this in April? Well, ESPN released the listing and schedule last night. And people...
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St Louis Blues: they’ve earned the hatred of Blackhawks fans now

Congratulations St Louis Blues, you’ve arrived. You are the new rival of the Chicago Blackhawks. Sort of. When the Detroit Red Wings got displaced from the same conference as Chicago, Hawks fans needed a new rival. The Blues were the closest thing. There’s history there. The St Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks had a fierce rivalry in the 1970s, and a NBCSN special this past...
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Avril Lavigne’s new song is SO BAD that they pulled the video down

Poor Avril Lavigne. I guess being Mrs. Nickleback has led to her husband’s suckitude at music rubbing off on her. I’ve never heard of a major artist taking their own music video off the internet right after it was released; due to the song and video being thoroughly panned by all the critics. But that’s exactly what happened to Avril Lavigne today. What has happened to our...
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Anfield renovations: Liverpool FC reveal their plans

The Anfield plans have been revealed. Liverpool FC could boost capacity at their home stadium of 112 years to almost 59,000. Perhaps the Anfield cat, pictured above and below will return someday to the new and fully revamped Merseyside venue? This cat will never walk alone. It’s exciting times for Liverpool as Soccer Power Index gives them an 85% chance of finishing the season...
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Man United believe they’ve signed Luke Shaw to a £30m deal

Manchester United may not have a manager right now but they probably will have a new Defender in Luke Shaw this summer. United may have won the race against Chelsea to obtain the Southampton left back as The Guardian claims reigning League champions are now ‘convinced’ that they closed a £30m deal with Luke Shaw. It’s supposedly a five-year contract at £100,000-a-week with...
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Kentucky big man Dakari Johnson returning to school

Freshman center Dakari Johnson will return to the Kentucky for the 2014-15 season. “After looking at the information provided to me by Coach Cal and the NBA committee, my family and I made the decision for me to return to UK for my sophomore year,” Dakari Johnson said. “Returning to school allows me to build on my leadership skills, improve my individual basketball strength...
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List of all 30 prospects attending the 2014 NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL Draft will see a record 30 players in attendance. Many of them are the usual suspects, but there’s a few sleepers in here too. Obviously, these are the 30 former college football players likely to hear their name called on 2014 NFL Draft night; the Thursday portion. Some of these names I’ve moved out of my mock 2014 NFL Draft, I might have to move them back in for...
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Wrigley Field 100 was a birthday as Cublike as the Cubs can be

Today was Wrigley Field 100, the “party of the century” as the Cubs marketing called it. Well, someone narced on your party and told the campus police to come and break it up. For Cubs fans, the ending was even worse than the weather. And that’s saying something given how the temperature was in the mid to high 30s in the shade. And today the Friendly Confines were quite shady...
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Luis Suarez among favorites to lead 2014 World Cup in scoring

Fancy a flutter on this year’s World Cup? Alongside wagering on who will walk away world champions, one of the most popular wagers each year is on the World Cup top scorer betting market. Things are already hotting up here, with plenty of world-class talent giving the bookies a tricky time in predicting the favourite. Here’s a look at some of our standouts for top World Cup goalscorer...
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Alex Poythress returning to Kentucky for his junior season

Sophomore forward Alex Poythress will return to Kentucky for the 2014-15 season. “Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, but I want to make sure that I’m NBA-ready before I make that jump,” Alex Poythress said. “By coming back, I’ll be so much closer to earning my degree in business and it will give me another year to prepare my game and my body for the next...
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Yannick Noah amazed by how far his son Joakim has come

Yannick Noah made his name in tennis. He’s best remembered on the court as a the last Frenchman to win the French Open men’s singles title. But today is Yannick Noah is less known as a tennis champion than he is a European pop star. His music is huge, and I mean huge in France. As the son also rises, Joakim Noah made his name in basketball through defense. That reputation only...
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Can Danica Patrick get better at auto racing in time for Richmond

Danica Patrick and her Racing Team tackle Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the Richmond 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Patrick will lean on the advice doled out from her Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Tony Gibson – “Be patient. Focus on you. Race the racetrack. Take what the car and the track will give you all night. If you can do that all night, you’ll end...
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Should Skateboarding Be An Olympic Sport?

Want to stir a passionate debate about skateboarding?  Ask whether it should be considered an Olympic event.  While progressive sports have reserved their own spotlight via the ongoing X-Games, the Olympics maintain the prestige of tradition.  To date, a number of events (such as skiing and snowboarding) feature personalities who also enjoy skating (Shaun White for instance)....
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Liverpool FC Supporters taking over NYC; Many Brooklyn Hipsters going Red

The English Premier League is taking off stateside. Especially Liverpool FC, and especially in New York City. The New York Times did a story about Brooklyn hipsters, particularly in the ultra-trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg, where there’s been an influx of Liverpool FC fans. Or people adopting the Reds as they currently sit atop the Premier League table and have a 85% chance...
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Louis van Gaal, Ryan Giggs, post David Moyes life for Man United

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville joined FOX Sports’ UEFA Champions League coverage via phone to discuss the firing of Manchester United manager David Moyes: “It’s different now because past managers like Sir Alex Ferguson were given time through their difficult moments. That’s just not going to happen anymore. It’s something I don’t like about the modern...
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Tara Lipinski to cover the Kentucky Derby now

If you have Tara Lipinski on your talent roster, then you use Tara Lipinski every chance you can. It’s like the joke my brother-in-law once made to me. “Hey, we got airplanes, let’s use ‘em!” Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinksi, who received critical acclaim for their figure skating analysis on NBCSN’s coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games, as well as for...
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New York Knicks and Phil Jackson’s plans next season

There is no denying that the New York Knicks are into a very bad situation at the moment, one of the toughest ones they have been in since Carmelo Anthony came on-board . This was the first season in the Melo era that the team didn’t make it to the postseason and on top of that, their megastar forward is set to hit the free agency in a little more than one month from now. However...
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David Moyes sacked: club makes it official

David Moyes sacked: that was the headline all around the world yesterday. As of 8:31 A.M. today David Moyes sacked became official, the club confirmed this morning what leaked to the media yesterday. Here’s more specific details: The club thanked him “for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.” Ryan Giggs named as interim manager until the end of the...
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Andrew Wiggins most popular athlete in state of Kentucky, wait WHAT?

A new survey ranked the most popular athletes in every state. Andrew Wiggins was #1 in Kansas; as expected. However, Wiggins was also #1 in Kentucky. HUH? What? Que? Well, we know this survey didn’t take into account media skills; since Andrew Wiggins doesn’t have any. Seriously, a Wiggins interview is almost always as painful if not more so than any time Cody Zeller or Michael...
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Pennsylvania’s most popular athlete? Not a PSU Nittany Lion!

Given how PSU football is bigger than a 1,000 Jesus level figures in the state of Pennsylvania, I was shocked and I mean SHOCKED to see who the most popular athlete in the state of Pennsylvania was. It’s not someone who plays at PSU, went to PSU or coached at PSU. I know I’m amazed. It’s actually someone who didn’t even go to college; and he’s never played for a professional...
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Derrick Rose still state’s most popular athlete; despite issues (STUDY)

This NBA playoffs there is zero conversation surrounding Derrick Rose. Quite the contrast from last year at this time, when Derrick Rose was the most polarizing figure in the city of Chicago and probably the state of Illinois. The absolutely disastrous manner in which Derrick Rose and his handlers managed his rehabilitation and return made him public enemy #1. But like Ayn Rand said...
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Julius Randle officially leaving Kentucky to enter the NBA Draft today

At 12:30 CST today, Julius Randle will announce, from the Memorial Coliseum media room in Lexington, Kentucky that he will forgo the rest of his college basketball eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. This is a no-brainer decision for Julius Randle. He’s assured a top ten overall placement, and he may even be a top five pick. Julius Randle is the most NBA ready of Kentucky’s...
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Man United transfer rumors: Louis Van Gaal, Moyes, Lallana, Strootman

Today, the biggest story not only at Old Trafford, but in the Premier League overall, is the inevitable sacking of David Moyes. If Moyes gets called into any meetings with Ed Woodward, or the Board. Or if his phone rings and it’s them, I’m sure Moyes would be feeling/thinking something along these lines: Don’t speak I know just what you’re saying So please stop explaining...
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Man United to sack David Moyes today, reportedly

By now it seems inevitable that David Moyes will be ousted at Old Trafford. Someone at Manchester United leaked the story, because everyone had it, and his dismissal should be made official sometime today. Interesting way for United to drop the axe, firing him through the media one day before they officially do it themselves. David Moyes will get one year’s compensation (£10m...
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