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Longer All-star breaks : Benefits and drawbacks?

The NBA is looking into extending the All-star break to a whole week. Players have expressed the need for a longer break in recent years. This is a positive move on NBA's part which will help the best players ...

Breaking: San Francisco Giants Pull Off Trade for Jake Peavy

The story JUST broke, that the San Francisco Giants have made a trade with the Boston Red Sox for Jake Peavy. The details of the trade we're not explained yet, but I'm sure will be throughout the day ...

The Laker's backcourt : How Lin and Bryant can work things out

Jeremy Lin will join Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash in LA as an addition to the Lakers backcourt. Lin came off a trade from Houston. He rose to fame in New York after taking over the basketball world for a ...

Better team: Giants or Dodgers?

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the greatest rivalries in professional sports. After the Dodgers recent victory over their rival, they've placed themselves only a game back of the Giants in the loss column ...

Mark McGwire Sure Can Hold A Grudge

This past weekend was the 25th anniversary celebration of the Oakland A's 1989 World Championship Team, noticeably missing from the celebration was Mark McGwire. McGwire was an integral part of that championship team being one half of the Bash ...

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 ...

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Who's your pick for NL MVP?

I'm pretty sure most of us concede the AL MVP to Mike Trout this year, so lets head over to the Senior Circuit where the debate is more interesting. Stats are configured into AVG/HR/RBI and W-L/ERA ...

More Controversy in Athens - Warrant Filed, Taylor Dismissed

As we near closer to the begin of the 2014 College Football season, the water seemingly is getting deeper in Athens, Georgia. First, defensive end Jonathan Taylor was arrested for a felony assault earlier this week. Less than a day ...

The Bulls making push for Love

ESPN reports

Sources say that the Bulls, though, have re-entered the race and would appear to be the biggest threat to the Cavs thanks largely to the Golden State Warriors' resolute unwillingness to add longtime Wolves target Klay Thompson in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

Replace the Pro Bowl with a Championship Game

"The Pro Bowl is in trouble", you hear that from just about every sports reporting agency out there.

Why? Because Roger Goodell and the owners say so.

Last years TV ratings stomped the World Series numbers into the ground - but ...

"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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...