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Chasing the Record Books: Nadal versus Woods

The old adage goes that records are made to be broken. Some of the most coveted have fallen, from Federer knocking Sampras off his perch at the top of the Grand Slam list to Barry Bonds doing what was once ...

Ray Allen is leaning toward joining LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers

Veteran guard Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for his 19th season and joining his former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Boston Globe has reported, citing an NBA source.

Originally, it looked like Allen could ...

Tom Verducci wants to change the rules of baseball to make it easier for one-...

I do not even know where to start. If you haven't seen it here is the article by Verducci proposing that MLB outlaws defensive shifting. Please read, and then return here to read my thoughts. I'll wait ...

Good ...

Steven Gerrard: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Steven Gerrard is pure class. A one club player is rare these days and the local boy has fulfilled his childhood dream of captaining the club he supported and his country. His retirement from international football was a sad day ...

Green Bay Packer fans need to respect Brett Favre

The Green Bay Packers are one of the most iconic sports franchises to ever exist, no question about it. Aside from their iconic history, the team also produced three incredibly talented quarterbacks, Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. While ...

Los Angeles Lakers: Dreaming of Doc?

The Los Angeles Lakers remain the only team in the NBA without a head coach. The franchise has conducted three interviews with Byron Scott, who many believe is the frontrunner for the job.

However, with the Donald Sterling fiasco affecting ...

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Germany v. Argentina – Sidelines Live Blog of the World Cup

Soccer posse, assemble!

It’s Teamgeist vs Bestplayerintheworldgeist! Which will win out?

Usually, collectives triumph over individuals, and Germany is the best team in the world right now. When the German offense is clicking, goals can come pouring in from ...

AFC North Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

Last year, the Cincinnati Bengals finished the season with an 11-5 record, which was good enough for the AFC North title, but they were once again eliminated on Wild Card Weekend. Not even home-field advantage could get them over the ...

AFC North Preview: Cleveland Browns

This post will attempt to examine the Browns’ notable roster shifts in the 2013-2014 offseason and their overall outlook in 2014. Last season was quite disappointing for Browns fans as Brandon Weeden was hurt again and even when Brian Hoyer ...

Should Tony Dungy be criticized and blasted for his comments on Michael Sam?

Former NFL coach and now analyst Tony Dungy said in a newspaper article that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because "I wouldn't want to deal with all of it. It's not going to be smooth ... things ...

Maple Leafs Hire 28-Year Old Dubas as Assistant GM

The Toronto Maple Leafs continue to re-structure their front office as they announced Tuesday that they have signed 28-year old and former Sault Ste Marie Greyhound GM Kyle Dubas. This hiring is a clear indicator that the Leafs are tyring ...

Bulldogs Strike Again - Jonathan Taylor Arrested For Second Team

In typical Bulldog fashion, the University of Georgia has suffered another infringement and incident regarding one of it's players. This time, the assailant is a multiple-time offender, defensive-end Jonathan Taylor. The Bulldog was arrested early Friday morning and charged ...

Mudiay Nabs $1.2M Deal In China: Best Choice?

Emmanuel Mudiay has officially signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal to play in China, ESPN reports.

"He'll be able to athletically overwhelm other players in China, but the key with him will be socially," a coach who was ...

Why do we all hate A-Rod?

Today, FunnyOrDie.com released a parody video of the Jordan tribute to Derek Jeter where everyone is tipping their hat to the Yankee captain.

In this video, they changed #Re2pect to #F13kYou to Alex Rodriguez where everyone throughout New York ...

Phhht...down votes need to have some accountabilty

As an aspiring journalist , I think that the ability to hone and develop my skills with Sidelines is unmeasurable in value, maybe my complaint here is just part of my own development.

But really - why just jack up someone's ...

"Arsenal don't need another striker" says manager Arsene Wenger

After Arsene Wenger strength Arsenal's attacking options with the signing of Alexis Sanchez, who can play upfront, but was primarily on the wings for Barcelona. Wenger says he has no plans for signing a striker.

"Up front we don ...

Eddie Lacy: A first round Fantasy Football pick

There are 46 days until the Green Bay Packers take on the Seattle Seahawks on September 4, thus marking the official start to the 2014-2015 NFL season. As fans continue to gear-up for the season, many are worrying about something ...

NCAA Playoffs: Who are the Top 4?

As 2-a days begin across the country, one word comes to mind as we enter the 2014 NCAA Football season: playoffs!. The 2014 season will introduce the first National Championship decided by playoffs, forever ending the discussion about who did ...

Dear San Jose Sharks: What are you doing?

Signed, all NHL fans.

No seriously, what is GM Doug Wilson doing? He reportedly stated that the San Jose Sharks were planning to rebuild, and of course, that hasn't happened. Rebuilding often means you're tearing down your roster ...

Why The Cleveland Cavaliers Trading Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwol...

Trading the number one pick of the NBA Draft, before he's seen regular season action, for the league's 62nd ranked shooter is a bad idea. That's exactly what those suggesting the Cleveland Cavaliers trade Andrew Wiggins to ...

Is Baseball for Pansies?

Even a fair weather baseball fan knows the line between celebration and showing up your opponent is a thin one. Unlike basketball and football, there is a huge emphasis on "playing the game the right way."The only problem is ...

Matt Kemp Open to Trade for Playing Time?

The LA Dodgers have a very enviable situation heading into the trade deadline. They have a logjam of talented outfielders vying for playing time that other teams are sure to covet. While not performing to his previous standards this season ...

Netherlands v. Argentina – Sidelines Live Blog of the World Cup

Soccer posse, assemble!

Here’s hoping for an entertaining match, something I’m sure that we could all use after the boring, predictable, low-scoring affair we experienced in yesterday’s Brazil v. Germany semifinal.

The first-ever Sidelines Live Blog. An ...

Brazil v. Germany – Sidelines Live Blog of the World Cup

Soccer posse, assemble!

We’re here, experiencing the thrills, chills, and (comically theatrical) spills of the World’s Favorite Sporting Event™ live. Chip in with your comments, questions, observations, and discussion of the World Cup Semis between Jogi Löw’s ...

Five Bold Predictions for the 2014/2015 Season

Most of the spending is done. Rookie camps are starting and coming to a close already, and well, its time to start thinking about this coming season. So i think I have a few bold predictions for this year that ...

An NBA Tournament?

Adam Silver is going for advertising gold here. A new report from Yahoo! Sports has indicated that commissioner Adam Silver has hinted at a possible midseason NBA Tournament in Las Vegas. With attendance exponentially higher for summer league games this ...

College Football Playoff Will Double Revenue, But Will Product Be Better Than...

New estimates provided to USA Today suggest the power five NCAA conferences will double their revenue in the first season of the college football playoff in comparison to the last season of the BCS system. Each of the power five ...

Wainwright Admits To 'Giving' Jeter A Hit In The All-Star Game: Right Or Wrong?

Adam Wainwright was overheard saying he "was gonna give [Jeter] a couple pipe shots", or basically fastballs right in the middle of the plate (he later retracted that statement). Of course that's exactly what Jeter hit for a double ...

A Fan's Guide on How to be an NHL GM: Part 4 - What a Steal!

DISCLAIMER I think it should be noted that, above and beyond all else, that I have no management experience and therefore actually have no real world experience managing a team. However, I have been following hockey long enough to know ...

How can women's sports become more mainstream? - A Sidelines Showdown

Welcome back, one and all, to another week of the Sidelines Showdown! Last week was a hotly-contested competition, with the veteran @Michael Briggs narrowly edging out @Jason Samuel and @Matthew Evans in conversations about fixing corruption in FIFA, the future ...

Will LeBron Bring A Title To Cleveland?

In one of what I'm sure will be many posts on this subject, LeBron isn't headed back to Cleveland just for kicks and giggles or because he feels bad that he left them in 2010. He wants to ...

What's the greatest sporting spectacle you have ever attended?

We are all here because we love sports, right? We have all probably been to at least one big sporting event, or have even had one that they participated in.

I personally have a few big events that I have ...

Community Update – Sidelines accepted into Disney Accelerator

Big news! Your favorite community of sportswriters has been picked as one of 11 tech startups admitted into the Disney Startup Accelerator program from among some 3000+ applicants.

Between now and mid-October, the Sidelines Management Team will be hanging out ...

Thoughts on NBA honoring Isaiah Austin

After receiving news less than a week ago that his hoop dreams will not be fulfilled due to a genetic disease, the NBA honored him by drafting him to the NBA. Like other lottery picks before him, he walked across ...

Corrie Ward Looking For A Showdown At WFFMMA 06/28

The first time Corrie Ward took her corner inside of the World Fighting Federation cage no one was real sure what to expect. Perhaps not even herself. A few impressive moments would come and they would go and Ward would ...

Featured Contributor of the Week: Chris Aracena

Hello Sideliners!

This week’s Featured Contributor is: Chris Aracena

We’ve selected his post on UFC flyweights’ popularity as the Featured Post of the week.

The Featured Contributor is a weekly feature on Sidelines that recognizes the best writers ...

Raymond Pina & Te Edwards On WFFMMA LW Title Tilt

The last time the World Fighting Federation visited The Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino it was a night to remember. Arizona mixed martial arts fans filled the intimate Ovations Live venue and were treated to an electric night of ...

After UFC 174, are Flyweights incapable of headlining a card?

The first time that a UFC pay-per-view was headlined by flyweights wasn’t a disaster but left much to be desired and most hardcore and casual fans alike blamed it on the flyweights. The just-bleed crowd blamed it on their ...