Apr

21

Tiebreakers and lottery loom

The 2017 NBA Draft order is set … almost. We still need a few ties to be settled by coin flip and there is of course the NBA Draft lottery to look forward to on May 16. That’s where the top 14 picks in the June draft will be determined by random drawing. Otherwise, most teams know where they will pick in June. It’s been easy for me to get caught up in the Mountain West’s rising ceiling during this preview series. I like what Colorado State might become (we already saw the Rams become it for a good chunk of last season), I think Utah State will bounce back, […]

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Apr

19

Student with head start in footrace beats Mizzou DB DeMarkus Acy

Elite Kids Marcus Gilchrist Jersey Mizzou had a little contest for fan engagement during halftime of their spring game. Defensive back DeMarkus Acy got in his stance to run a 40-yard dash, while four Missouri students did the same with a seven-yard head start. Adam Humphries Youth Jersey The student said his name was Jevon White, and he was brief when told by a reporter that he outran Acy. Yeah … I thought he was gonna come up on me, but i just ran. Having swung and missed at draft gems like Holloway and Love the year before, Belichick and Co. moved up to grab their tight end of the […]

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Apr

17

Last season was Suns coach Earl Watson’s first full season on the bench.

The team gathered Monday for the start of the workouts. “I feel great,” Carr said. “I’ve been running, jumping, throwing, cutting, everything. So I’m ready to rock. I’m ready to do absolutely everything. I did everything my teammates did today. I’ll do everything my teammates will do tomorrow. Geneo Grissom Authentic Jersey “I’m truly blessed that it wasn’t worse. It could have been a lot worse, and it wasn’t, so I’m very thankful for that and just keep praying for the guys who, that day, had the same kind of injury and still going through it.” Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and Seattle Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett both suffered broken […]

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Apr

09

Moving hockey to the Summer Olympics would be in the NHL’s best interest

Elite Kids Roberto Alomar Jersey What if I told you that hockey originally started in the Olympics as a part of the summer games? It’s true! Hockey originated at the Olympic Games during the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. The sport then lasted just one Olympiad in the summer before being permanently moved to the winter games for the next near century. Technically, it wasn’t even summer when hockey debuted. The tournament was played ahead of the rest of the games, from April 23 to 29. Sportsnet’s piece is a real interesting read, if you have the time for it. So with the news that the NHL is skipping […]

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Apr

07

Canada really bounced back this season

Hoo, boy, let’s start with the extremes. It’s always a good idea to be skeptical of big win or loss totals. The Cubs at 95? games seems awfully optimistic … yet it’s nearly an eight-game drop from last year. The Dodgers have won four straight division titles, and they’re favorites for a fifth … but they’ve beat that win total just once in the last four seasons, even with the division titles. They’ve won 94 games or more just twice since winning their last World Series*. That Calder Trophy we mentioned? Yeah, Laine’s likely going to win that. Maybe. It’s really more of a tossup. But still! Laine is tied […]

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Apr

04

The NCAA’s 4 biggest titles are all currently held by the Carolinas

Rene Robert Authentic Jersey We came pretty close to having the champions in college sports’ four most popular competitions all come from the same state, with South Carolina making the men’s Final Four and winning the women’s. But North Carolina’s redemption thriller over Gonzaga still means all of Cook Out country* is walking tall. None of that matters right now to anyone in Chapel Hill or anyone who bleeds baby blue. All that matters is that the highlight of Kris Jenkins beating the buzzer isn’t going to cut quite as deeply anymore. All that matters is that order has been restored to North Carolina’s basketball universe. Despite its build-up as […]

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Apr

02

Star Lotulelei continues dominant rookie season against Patriots

Authentic Mens Marshall Newhouse Jersey They said he didn’t bring it on every down. They said he wore down late in games. They said his health would be an issue. What they forgot to mention was what a high percentage of his team’s snaps he played, how versatile he was, or how consistently he dominated the point of attack. Despite Atlanta’s offensive woes and New Orleans’ defensive success, the trends say to bet the over. The total has gone over in four of the Saints’ last five games and four of their last six road games. Atlanta’s contests have also hit the over more often than not lately, partially due […]

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Mar

30

Kickoffs will remain boring in 2017.

Game Kids Troy Aikman Jersey A rule that would reward kickers for splitting the uprights on kickoffs has been shot down by NFL executives. The policy change, proposed by Washington, would have moved touchbacks from the 25-yard line to the 20 when kickoffs clear through the goalposts. The measure needed at least 24 votes — a 75 percent majority of the league’s owners — to pass. It received only 11 votes on Tuesday, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Even so, big-legged kickers like New England’s Stephen Gostkowski and Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski would have been able to add a little more special teams value regardless of setting. That potential to […]

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Mar

28

Seahawks vs. Falcons 2017 game preview: Playoff rematch without luster due to Atlanta’s struggles

The Seattle Seahawks are set to take on the Atlanta Falcons in a Week 10 matchup on Sunday. It’s a rematch of last year’s divisional playoff tilt in which the Falcons won 30-28 to advance to the NFC Championship. Atlanta’s Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with eight seconds left to win that one. Let’s take a look at both below, starting with the home team: Imagine standing on the dead grass outside of an automobile plant in Flint, Mich., during the job crisis that started to cripple that city, and pointing and laughing at the misery of those that knew their time was inevitably coming to an end. […]

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Mar

26

The Bengals are favored over Cleveland in what is shaping up to be a key AFC North game.

Game Womens Ryan Miller Jersey Despite coming off back-to-back losses, the Bengals are still nearly a touchdown favorite against the Browns this week. Cincinnati opened as 6.5-point favorites, according to OddsShark.com. Andy Dalton struggled with swirling winds in M&T Bank Stadium and was on pace for one of the worst games of his career until A.J. Green bailed him out on a last-second Hail Mary throw. He finished 24-for-51 throwing for 274 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. His passer rating of 52.3 was one of his worst in 2017, and wide receiver Marvin Jones caught one pass for two yards, just two weeks after catching four touchdowns. The […]

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