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Will Jon Lester be traded before the deadline?

Trade rumors continue to swirl around Jon Lester. The Boston ace was scratched from his start yesterday as rumors intensified. The Cardinals, Pirates and Brewers are all thought to be potential landing spots for the lefty. It's being reported ...

It Isn't '76 Anymore: Philly Fighting Changing Of Times With NBA Lottery System

The Philadelphia "tanking" 76ers want nothing to do with commissioner Adam Silver's proposed new lottery system, ESPN reports.

Under the new structure, the worst of the worst NBA franchises would no longer hold a higher percentage of ping pong ...

NFC East Preview: Washington Redskins

After a great run in 2012 capped by their first NFC East crown since 1999, the Washington Redskins greatly regressed as a team last season. Besides the continued steady play of running back Alfred Morris and wide receiver Pierre Garcon ...

What does Jon Waters have to do with Ohio State Football?

You may have heard about him in the news, or you may have not. Recently, the 2-year Band Director, Jon Waters, was fired from the university for failing to act on certain allegations relating to sexual misconduct among members of ...

Chris Wallace re-hired as a general manager for the Grizz

The man behind the grind of the Grizz, Chris Wallace, has been hired by the Grizzlies as their general manager. He was serving as the interim GM before the hire. He joined the Grizzlies as a GM and vice-president of ...

Anthony Davis , the superstar?

Lets talk about Anthony Davis, the Pelicans All-star forward-center who's already putting up gaudy numbers. Though they have not converted into wins yet but he is on the right track and that means the Pelicans are too. After an ...

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Image is Everything: Athletes, Social Media, and the Public Image — A Sidelin...

Sideliners, hello and welcome to the next Showdown, where our select group of sports debaters take the ring in what will undoubtedly captivate, educate and hopefully motivate all who come!

Although I enjoyed throwing myself into the ring in a ...

Since Maddux has been inducted into the hall of fame, who would be in your st...

Since Maddux has been inducted into the hall of fame I have been in the middle of quite the argument. Who would be in your starting rotation of all time?

1. Sandy Koufax

2. Christy Mathewson

3. Randy Johnson

4 ...

Dwayne Wade signs for Miami: The Heat are "go all the way good" - even withou...

First let me unequivocally say I am not a Miami fan. I correctly predicted and sort of rooted for their demise against the Spurs. And I admit I wanted LeBron to go home.

But how can you not like Miami ...

Auburn and Clemson To Renew Rivalry

http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/07/auburn_clemson_agree_to_two-ga.html

The two teams have had and off again/on again rivalry over the years and it has been an enjoyable one,a natural one. I do enjoy watching the ...

What's The Toughest Job In Sports?

Yahoo recently came out with an interesting article detailing 8 of the toughest jobs in sports:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/the-turnstile/about-the--toughest-jobs-in-sports--series-170333154.html

In no particular order they are:

-Manny Pacquiao's sparring partner

-World Cup Referee

-Colorado Rockies ...

AFC West Preview: San Diego Chargers

GM Tom Telesco and head coach Mike McCoy started their association off with a bang in their inaugural season as they led the Chargers to their first playoff victory since 2009. Hats off and kudos to them because no one ...

Sidelines Meetup 2.0! Claim your tickets for Angels @ Dodgers, August 5

Whatup SoCal Sideliners! Our meetup at the Nationals - Giants game up in San Francisco was such a rousing success, that we had to run it back.

Sidelines has 15 tickets for the 7:10 August 5 (Tuesday) Angels - Dodgers game ...

Messi Malaise and Football Corruption

A Spanish judge today rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop the charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered an investigation into three charges of unpaid taxes. The judge claimed that there was sufficient evidence to believe that ...

Ohio State Band Director Fired

Jonathan Waters -- the Ohio State band director since 2012 -- was fired following an investigation prompted by the complaint of one of the band members' parents. Waters was fired on the belief that he knew about the "serious cultural issues" -- including ...

Baseball Hall of Fame Class of '14 -- Best Ever?

From the emotional speeches and extreme gratitude, I would venture to say that there is no greater honor for any athlete/coach than reaching the hall of fame. It is a testimony to not only their outstanding achievements on the ...

NFC East Preview: Dallas Cowboys

The Walking Wounded

When talking about last season’s performance, fans of the Dallas Cowboys are quick to point out that a plague of injuries of biblical proportion fell on their beloved team. This is true. All totaled, 133 games ...

As of now, what is your World Series prediction?

We are nearly in August, which means that in a couple weeks, every game will hold a little bit more meaning. It's somewhat clear which teams are in the playoff conversation, and which teams will have to wait until ...

Well Deserved Victory By Lawler over Brown

I was expecting a war and was not disappointed last night as Robbie Lawler the #1 welterweight contender took on up and coming #5 Matt 'The Immortal' Brown in San Jose on Fox Sports 1.Brown had won his previous ...

Early NHL Standings predictions

It doesn't look like we're going to witness any more major NHL transactions, with the draft and free agency over, and most star players who wanted trades had them granted. With training camp coming up and the preseason ...

How Good is The Kazakh KO King??

Last night Gennaddy "GGG" Golovkin added yet another victim to his growing hit list. In what was supposed to be his toughest test yet, Golovkin, in the midst of BEING hit, delivered another one of his patented hammerfists, ending the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stoops vs Saban: 'Consolation' Remark An Excuse or Valid Point?

Following the Oklahoma Sooners' rout of the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, many questioned whether the game even meant anything to Bama. Nick Saban's crew was a bad play removed from an opportunity to square off ...

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 ...

Free Agency: Grade Your Team

For the most part, free agency in the NBA has died down. We all know where LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will end up in the 2014-2015 season (and beyond) therefore all of the eyes that were watching so closely ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...