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NFL News: Philadelphia Eagles Off-Season Preview

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES   Projected Cap Space: $15 Million Key Free Agents: WR Jeremy Maclin, QB Mark Sanchez, ILB Casey Matthews, CB Bradley Fletcher, SS Nate Allen, OLB Brandon Graham, DE/DT Cedric Thornton (RFA) Team Needs: Cornerback, Tight End, Quarterback competition, Safety Draft Picks: 1 (20), 2 (52), 3 (84), 4, 4 (Buf via SF), 5, 6, 7 (Rounds 4-7 overall picks are subject to...

UTN News: TWISH (March 2nd-March8th)

March 2nd 1927 – Babe Ruth becomes highest paid player earning $70,000/year 1951 – 1st NBA All-Star game is played in Boston. The East team beats the West 111-94 1969 – Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL player to score 100 pts in a season 1989 – New York Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry tries to punch teammate Keith Hernandez during team photo. Apparently, the Mets Co-Captain...

Point Blank Podcast Presents: NFL Weekly

This week it’s part two of our combine show, the recaps. Dan Morris joins Bret Emineth and Nathan Castaneda once again as they tackle this weeks biggest headlines. Then we dive deep into the depths of the NFL prospects. Grouping by position by position, unveiling our biggest risers and fallers, and players you have to know. If your interested in the combine, this is the show for...

UTN News: 2/26 Hump Day Heroes

Happy hump day everybody. The week is quickly coming to a close and if you love college basketball, clear your schedule this upcoming weekend. March Madness is upon us and it feels great. There was a flurry of action Wednesday night in the sports world as the playoff races are already heating up in the NBA and NHL, and it is “bracketbuilder” week in college basketball. Here are...

Josh Hamilton facing disciplinary action

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – According to multiple reports, Los Angeles Angles outfielder Josh Hamilton met with MLB officials on Wednesday to discuss a disciplinary matter that a source claimed was “significantly worse then PED’s.” The most recent report by CBS’ Sports John Heyman, have stated that Hamilton, a former drug user, had a relapse involving “at least cocaine.”...

NFL News: Defensive Players Who Boosted Their Stock at the Scouting Combine

The NFL scouting combine wrapped up Monday morning, effectively kicking off draft season. Over the next two months, we will see top rated guys scrutinized to the point that they drop, unknown players rise up boards with strong performances and more exposure, and rumors galore. Combine performances aren’t everything for NFL scouts and executives, but it does provide the opportunity...

NFL News: Contrary to Negative Opinions, Scouting Combine Does Have Value

The NFL scouting combine finished up Monday morning with the defensive backs completing their workouts. The weekend featured plenty of buzz with players having very good showings, and others who didn’t look very good. I think there is a misconception from people who don’t pay much attention to the NFL and the offseason with regards to the importance of the combine. Very rarely...

NFL News: Dallas Cowboys Off-Season Preview

We here at Point Blank had such a good time working on our Super Bowl predictions with up-and-coming UTNSports.com writer Dan Morris that we thought we’d do it again. But bigger. So we’re teaming up once more to bring you the offseason needs of all 32 NFL franchises (according to us) to better prepare you for what to expect when it comes to your team. We’ll tell you how much...

UTN News TWISH (February 23-29)

February 23th 1934 - Casey Stengel becomes manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1968 – Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first NBA player to score 25,000 points. 1985 – Hot-headed University of Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight infamously throws a chair across the court during a game. Birthdays 1937 – Tom Osborne: The legendary Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach won 3 national titles...

NBA News: Who Won the Trade Deadline?

The 2015 NBA trade deadline was a wild one, as over 40 players were traded in 19 separate deals. Most of the deals were rather small, as most teams making deals were teams in the playoff mix trying to fortify their bench or fill a specific need. Typically the NBA trade deadline, like most trade deadlines is more anti-climactic than anything, as rumors swirl for months only to see...

Chris Bosh may miss remainder of season with blood clot

MIAMI, FL – According to multiple reports, doctors treating Miami Heat star forward Chris Bosh are concerned he may have developed a blood clot in his lung. The Miami Herald first reported on Friday that Bosh could miss the remainder of the season if he was found to have blood clots in his lung. According to the Miami Herald, Bosh was admitted to a Miami-area hospital Thursday...

Point Blank Presents: NFL Weekly

This week on Point Blank special guest host Dan Morris joins Nathan Castaneda and Bret Emineth. This week’s major topics include the top candidates to receive the franchise tag, and our preview of numerous prospects for the combine. – Point Blank Follow us on Twitter: Nathan Castaneda – @PBPnate; Bret Emineth – @PBPbret; Daniel Morris – @DanielMorris7

UTN News: 2/19 Hump Day Heroes

Hey hey hey, guess what day it is! It’s actually Thursday, but you guys get the bit. Wednesday night was a fairly quiet night in the sporting world if you don’t care about the Duke and North Carolina rivalry. If you do, last night was one of the best evenings of college basketball to the point in this season. Here are this week’s Hump Day Heroes: 1. Jonathan Quick-Los Angeles...

NCAABB News: Duke Downs UNC in OT

In the last 88 meetings, Duke and North Carolina have been as competitive as it can possible get, scoring almost the exact same amount of points. Going into Wednesday night’s matchup, the previous 87 games saw the teams score the exact same amount of points. Game 88 was as close as it could be, as Duke edged the Tar Heels 92-90 in overtime. If you missed the game, you missed perhaps...

NFL News: New York Giants Off-Season Preview

We here at Point Blank had such a good time working on our Super Bowl predictions with up-and-coming UTNSports.com writer Dan Morris that we thought we’d do it again. But bigger. So we’re teaming up once more to bring you the offseason needs of all 32 NFL franchises (according to us) to better prepare you for what to expect when it comes to your team. We’ll tell you how much...

MLB News: Dodgers lose their closer for 8-12 weeks

The Los Angeles Dodgers have temporarily lost their closer Kenley Jansen, due to a surgery on his left foot, putting him on the shelf for eight to 12 weeks, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Jansen could be out until mid-May, based on the 8-12 weeks estimate, meaning he’d miss one-quarter of the season. He will be on crutches for 10 days and in a boot for three to four weeks...

NFL News: Washington Redskins Off-Season Preview

We here at Point Blank had such a good time working on our Super Bowl predictions with up-and-coming UTNSports.com writer Dan Morris that we thought we’d do it again. But bigger. So we’re teaming up once more to bring you the offseason needs of all 32 NFL franchises (according to us) to better prepare you for what to expect when it comes to your team. We’ll tell you how much...

MLB News: Garrett Richards throws first bullpen since injury

Los Angels Angels of Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, threw his first bullpen session since injuring his left patellar tendon in August, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com Richards threw 20 fastballs from the stretch, from the Angels’ Spring Training complex in Tempe, Arizona, and reportedly coming out fine. Mike Butcher, Angels’ pitching coach, saw the workout, and said...

Zito, Chen sign Minor League Deals

Veteran starters Barry Zito and Bruce Chen, have found new homes tonight, as they have both signed minor league deals, with invitations to Spring Training. Barry Zito is going back to the Oakland Athletics, as Susan Slusser confirms: Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser...

UTN News: TWISH For February 16-22

February 16th 1953 – Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox safely crash-landed his damaged Panther jet, later was awarded the Air Medal. 1992 – Los Angeles Lakers retires Magic Johnson #32 jersey. 2005 - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman cancels 2004-05 season. 1st time that a North American professional sports league has cancelled their season due to labor disputes. Birthdays 1959...

Kevin Durant’s frustration boils over

NEW YORK, N.Y – When Kevin Durant lashed out against the media at the NBA All-Star Game on Saturday, he didn’t hold back. “You guys really don’t know s—,” Durant told reporters. Durant’s statement came in response to a question about continued speculation about Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks’ job security. Durant was later asked what kinds of questions he’d...

Point Blank Presents: NFL Weekly

The NFL season may be all over, but the off-season fun for Point Blank has just begun. Join Bret Emineth and Nathan Castaneda as they dive into the off-season topics that will drive Point Blank through the coming months. This week it’s free agency and the top teams with cap room, as well as the biggest headlines. Don’t miss it! – Point Blank Follow us on Twitter: Nathan Castaneda...

NCAA News: 2015 NCAA All “Be Mine” Team

Can you feel that? Something is in the air?  Is it the warmth of the sun finally peaking through the incessant coverage of the clouds? No my friends…love is in the air. As a Minnesota sports fan, I often times have to fantasize about what could have been when thinking about my favorite teams. In order to escape the harsh reality that is Minnesota sports fandom, I make up hypothetical...

UTN News: 2/12 Hump Day Heroes

Happy Hump Day ya’ll! Hard to believe we are almost half way through February. If you like baseball, that is great news. If you love college basketball, that is excellent news. Here are this week’s Hump Day Heroes: 1. Kevin Durant-Oklahoma City Thunder I’m usually a hipster when it comes to nominating mainstream athletes as hump day heroes, but somehow, Kevin Durant has fallen...

NBA News: Atlanta Hawks Don’t Need One Guy to Take the Infamous “Last Shot”

There is a notion among NBA analysts and basketball minds that to be a successful team or contending team in the NBA, you need an individual player who can take a game over, or take and make the last shot of a game. For some reason, when people talk about the Hawks, the questions is always “yeah but who’s going to take the last shot in a tight game?” “Who is going to take...
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