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Spotlight on Ray Allen

The latest bidders in the Ray Allen sweepstakes now include the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers among other notable franchises. Cleveland has to be worried because we all know that Clippers coach Doc Rivers will recruit Allen ...

Will Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel Start First?

Three high profile rookie quarterbacks will start the season holding the clipboard for their respective teams. Blake Bortles will be supporting Chad Henne through the headset. Teddy Bridgewater will be a set of eyes for Matt Cassel. Johnny Manziel will ...

Concussions: How Many Before You Would Retire From the NFL?

Wes Welker has had 100 receptions in a season in five of the last seven years. He has also suffered three concussions in the last ten months. Welker is 33 years old. He is entering year 12 of a fantastic ...

Scouting the Grizzlies

Season Re-cap

Last year's Grizzlies had a tale of two seasons. They started out 10-15, but had the 3rd best record in the league from January to the end of the regular season. Marc Gasol returned and changed the ...

Who is Going to Watch the FIBA World Cup?

It's definitely not as popular as the soccer edition that took place a few months ago, but it's still some of the best basketball players in the world duking it out for their home countries. Then again, it ...

Marinko Matosevic wants to be like Michael Jordan

Marinko Matosevic needed a boost in his first-round match against five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer. The overmatched Australian was down two sets and a break, but had some life at 3-4 in the third. If he could only ...

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What is your 'Shock The World' Game for Week 1?

It is a tad late to pick the Texas A&M Aggies as it is already halftime and they are smashing the Gamecocks in South Carolina 31-14. I have read so much about how the Midshipmen of Navy are going ...

Better Future: Astros or Cubs?

As we move into the month of September, the focus in MLB is squarely on pennant races and who the two wild card teams will be for each league. But what about the teams that are out of contention? What ...

3 Rule Changes that Would Improve the NHL

This past season, we saw the addition of hybrid icing to the NHL rulebook, and honestly, it allowed for the same footraces in some occasions like the old rule allowed, while also creating a safer cushion for the defenders going ...

Is Josh Gordon's Year-long suspension too much?

Josh Gordon has been suspended for the entire 2014 NFL season.

Gordon violated the league's substance abuse policy. He was also suspended for the first 2 games last season for similar reasons.

Gordon is a talented wide receiver who ...

Yanks Rack Up 9 Consecutive Hits in Baffling Inning Against Price

Jacoby Ellsbury walked up to the plate on what seemed to be a routine 3rd inning in a 0-0 game against the Detroit Tigers. He took his practice swings just as he would any other AB. Then, not to anyone ...

Pacquiao Spreading His Influence in Asia

Manny Pacquiao is making business move after business move in an effort to broaden his influence in sports culture. FC One was the first move, followed by his coaching gig for a professional basketball team based in the Philippines. The ...

NBA Early Predictions: Cleveland or Chicago, Who is the Real Central Division...

The central division has experienced a sudden rise in competitiveness this off season; Lebron returning back to Cleveland has had a significant impact on the entire league, it has lead to some very interesting trades and brought a huge amount ...

Best stadium experience: Big House, Rose Bowl or Tiger Stadium?

Choosing the definitive, no-debate, numero uno stadium experience isn’t possible, so I’m not going to ruffle your feathers and try to pick between Midwesterners, Californians, and Cajuns.

Just what makes each of these pigskin playgrounds so special? Here ...

NHL Expansion for 2017?

In the past couple days there have been many talks about the NHL expanding and today SI reported that there could be as many as four teams added to the league for 2017. I know these are just rumours currently ...

Manchester City vs. Liverpool: Live Blog

It is very early in the 2014/2015 Premier League season but this one is the meaning of the word doozy. Last seasons champions Manchester City take on the runners up Liverpool in a game of gargantuan proportions. The title ...

NCAA Mulligan: If you had to pick a college all over again, what football sch...

As a rabid football fan who never attended an FBS school, I’m filled with sports regret. If I could get an NCAA Mulligan, I’d be smarter. I’d pick a school based on the following criteria:

Gameday atmosphere ...

ESPN Did Josina Andrews Cross the Line-Michael Sam: From Shower to Flood Gates

This morning Josina Andrews was reporting live from the St. Louis Rams training camp when she was asked about Michael Sam transition with his fellow team members. Her response was:


"Another Rams defensive player told me that "Sam is respecting ...

Is USC-Notre Dame the Best Non-Conference Rivalry?

USC-Notre Dame has a long tradition. Dating back to 1926, these schools have competed 85 times. The Trojans and Irish have played as #1 v. #2 before and have ruined the other’s title hopes over 10 times. These two ...

The artist formerly known as Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum exploded on the MLB scene with back to back Cy Young awards in his first two full seasons as a major leaguer. One year later, he followed that up by helping lead the San Francisco Giants to their ...

Who is the most overrated player in the NBA?

The NBA is a league of athletes, egos and never ending pursuits of championship rings. It's also a league where a player's name might carry more weight than his actual talents. If this is the case, that player ...

Jameis Winston Deserves Significant Praise

Although some would rather concentrate on Jameis Winston’s off-the-field issues, his great on-the-field accomplishments warrant significant praise. Last season, he demonstrated impressive on-field leadership, especially for a guy his age. Even though many would rather define Winston through cheap ...

Concussions, Lawsuits, and Brain Injuries - A Sidelines Showdown

Lets face it, concussion are probably one of the most alarming, and on the rise injuries in sports. No longer do we see athletes trying to keep going on and fighting through the pain in order to stay in the ...

Dana White Blackout

This weekend Dana White was in Macau where the UFC was holding an event when the UFC President became outraged with long time judge Howard Hughes. He was 1 of 5 judges working the card. In this bizarre turn of ...

Warriors Shine On Epic Night of Fights For WFF Fans

As proud guests of the Pascua Yaqui tribe and returning to the Casino Del Sol Conference center for the first time in almost six months the World Fighting Federation and the athletes who compete for them reminded Tucson fight fans ...

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Debate: What is your all-time favorite sports moment you've seen?

We, as sports fans, all go through exciting sports moments, but we also go through heart-breaking moments. We get to see our teams triumph to victory and excellence, but we also have to go through painful losses for long periods ...

How far can the Nationals go?

The Washington Nationals are currently on a 7 game win streak after a 3rd walk off in the last 3 games. Since losing to the braves on August 10th, the Nationals have swept a struggling Mets club and a McCutchenless ...

5 Reasons Why the NHL should expand to Seattle

1. THE FANS. Seattle arguably has some of the best fans in sports. A new sports team in Seattle would not be opposed by any Seattle citizen. As a matter of fact, that might be the best place for a ...

Where to Commit: Should High School Basketball Players Develop in Pro Europea...

Sideliners: are you ready to rumble?

Our panelists @Jaudat Ali , @Zac Oakes , @Anthony Zapata and @Connor Esraelian have stepped into the ring for this week's Showdown, which I am glad to be hosting again.

The first topic of the ...

Why the Chicago Bulls are the reason the Cleveland Cavaliers are about to mak...

Life often requires making the best of a less than ideal situation. The Cleveland Cavaliers are about to do just that. Reports indicate that the Cavs will send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first round pick to the ...

Offseason entertainment: The Ice Bucket Challange

Now, this isn't so much of something that i really saw coming, or planned to write about, but the Ice Bucket Challenge seems to be going around.

Current Penguin, Craig Adams, has been trying to raise awareness for ALS ...

Sidelines Commandments – The Handy Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything

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The Great and Benevolent Altuve (praise be unto him!) has handed down to us from on high a list of these 5 (10!) commandments to guide us in these dark and troubled times.

1 - Be Excellent to Each Other ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...