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JUCO transfer Deshawn Freeman has committed to Rutgers

Rutgers joined the Big Ten last year and went on to finish dead last with a 2-16 conference record (although they did beat Wisconsin). Eddie Jordan has to continue to find talent and that’s exactly what he did on Monday morning. JUCO small forward/power forward transfer Deshawn Freeman has officially decided to play for Jordan and his Scarlet Knights. JUCO PF Deshawn Freeman ...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Welcome Yourself to NERD Game Scores for 2015

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
Via Fangraphs
19 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: April 27

A new baseball week starts with quite frankly a pretty weak slate of games for a Monday. Not only that, but there isn’t a single day game, with every game starting at 6:10 or later on the East Coast, and the best matchup coming all the way at the end. Still, there are some small bits of intrigue here and there: Collin McHugh (HOU) vs. James Shields (SDP) 10:10 p.m. ET McHugh...
Via The Sports Post
29 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Britt McHenry asks for a second chance in return to work

ESPN’s Britt McHenry returned to work on Saturday, and issued another sincere apology on Twitter. Back to work. Excited to be covering Caps-Isles today. Now that the suspension is over, I want to say again (cont) http://t.co/NtBTwtajnV — Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 25, 2015 The tweet, in its entirety, reads as follows: Back to work. Excited to be covering Caps-Isles...
Via Awful Announcing
43 minutes ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Faces Toughest Test In Years As Cavs Advance With Questions

BOSTON — Not since the 2006-07 season, when LeBron James carried an average Cleveland Cavaliers team to the NBA Finals almost by himself, has the four-time league MVP’s challenge of reaching basketball’s summit been so difficult. James’ Cavaliers closed out a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 Game 4 win Sunday afternoon. It was the first time since 2012...
Via NESN.com
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Kansas Adds Former Texas A&M Receiver Laquvionte Gonzalez

The Kansas Jayhawks didn’t exactly have the best day at their spring game Saturday, losing their projected starting quarterback to injury. However, Sunday brought some good news. Former four-star wide receiver out of Cedar Hill, Texas, Laquvionte Gonzalez, tweeted that he will be transferring from Texas A&M to Kansas. I Have Decided To Take My Talent To The University Of Kansas...
Via Campus Sports Net
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

All the King’s Men: While We’re Waiting…

Charles Oakley made a living out of it. Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Shaquille O’Neal—hell, even Zydrunas Ilgauskas, to a point—all played the role of Enforcer. When Oakley was setting screens for Michael Jordan, the message was clear that Cleveland native was there for one reason: To protect his team’s star. When LeBron James walked off of the court at the TD Garden on...
Via Waiting For Next Year
58 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Five Fascinating Facts Surrounding Top 2015 NFL Draft Prospects

The 2015 NFL draft kicks off this coming Thursday evening. Here are some fascinating facts surrounding some of the top draft prospects in the days leading to one of the NFL’s major event. Marcus Mariots’s Amazing Touchdown to Interception Ratio Top quarterback prospect Marcus Mariota tallied 105 touchdowns and only threw 14 interceptions during his three-year college career....
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The hated Packers kick off Draft Week. GREEN...
Via DraftSeason
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Screengrab Snafu – ABC 7 in Chicago is confused

On Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Nashville Predators from the NHL playoffs. ABC 7 in Chicago was so excited, they eliminated half of the team’s name: Ummm…. pic.twitter.com/ljb4RoFSXK — Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) April 26, 2015 That’s just…embarrassing for multiple reasons, and not something we need to elaborate on further. [h/t @sarahspain] The post...
Via Awful Announcing
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

NFL Mock Draft 5.0: Patriots Finally Select First-Round Wide Receiver

Bill Belichick has ignored New England Patriots fans’ pleas to draft a first-round wide receiver for years, so it would be fitting if the head coach finally pulled the trigger when they’ve now soured on the idea. Patriots fans think their team has bigger needs this offseason at cornerback, defensive tackle, linebacker and even running back. But it might make sense to finally...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

May 2, 2015 Will Be A Huge Sports Day. October 15, 2005 Was College Football’s Greatest Day In the 21st Century

Saturday, May 2, 2015. For months, it’s been a day filled with promise, a day overflowing with possibility for all kinds of sports fans. May 2 — this Saturday — is as large a crossover sports day as we’ve seen in some time. Yes, the Kentucky Derby will always coexist with the NBA and NHL playoffs. That seasonal convergence marks an annual occurrence. However, the recent move...
Via The Student Section
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy faces teammate, Cowboys locker room leak

Greg Hardy will soon be fighting off a 10-game suspension enforced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after a league investigation concluded the evidence that Hardy used physical force against his girlfriend four times was persuasive.  Word on the street is there will be appeals and potential law suits after Hardy already sat out all but one game of the 2014 season - although he...
Via Football By Football
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Rundown: Paredes Putting on a Show

With all due respect to Mark Teixeira’s recent homer binge, Anthony Rizzo’s sudden speed, and Kris Bryant’s arrival, I’m declaring Jimmy Paredes the MLB headline of the last week. Once a fairly well-regarded prospect who played a big part in Lance Berkman leaving Houston, Paredes’ progress had seemed to stall at the AAA level. In each season from 2011-2014, Paredes had...
Via Baseball Professor
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 NFL draft is quickly approaching. As we count down the final hours until Roger Goodell takes to the podium to announce the first pick, there are a ton of rumors flying around the league right now. From the Philip Rivers situation in San Diego to the ongoing drama surrounding Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, eyes promise to be on veterans that could potentially be on the move...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Draft final early entries list

The deadline for underclassmen to make themselves eligible for the 2015 NBA Draft has passed and now we know what this year’s class will look like. A whopping 44 collegiate players gave up further eligibility to enter this year’s draft and that comes on top of the seniors already eligible and a stout crop of international players. Below you will find the full and final list of...
Via Rumors and Rants
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Paul Pierce is enemy No. 1 right now among Toronto Raptors fans — and he’s loving every minute of it. A few hours after his Washington Wizards eviscerated the higher-seeded Raptors in a four-game sweep of their first-round playoff series, Pierce kept the punches coming on his Facebook page.     Paul! Don’t hurt ’em! Pierce scored a game-high 20 points to lead the...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers LB Aaron Lynch Fires Shots at Seattle Seahawks on Instagram

As a linebacker it is Aaron Lynch's job to put pressure on people. With the losses the 49ers suffered at the position this off-season there is a good chance that the team is going to look to Lynch to contribute a little more this coming season. As a guy going in to his second season its probably a pretty safe to assume that he is going to be more than happy to do just that.In case...
Via FatManWriting
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Up against the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, and Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN2 went outside-the-box and aired something you wouldn’t expect to see on Bristol airwaves. Video games. ESPN2 televised a gaming competition (or e-Sports if you’re so inclined) called Heroes of the Dorm.  It’s not the first time ESPN has gone down this route, but it sure got people talking… ...
Via Awful Announcing
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WWE Extreme Rules 2015 Results: Rollins Retains, Reigns Stands Tall

WWE kicked off the post-WrestleMania season with Extreme Rules. Seth Rollins retained the WWE title in his first big title defense, John Cena and Rusev took their heated rivalry to yet another level with a Russian Chain match, and Roman Reigns stood tall to set the plate for WWE Payback.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Sooooo Darko is having fun post-NBA! Darko Milicic was filmed having himself a blast. And by “having himself a blast,” I mean going shirtless at what appears to be a family function, chugging brew with no hands, singing out loud and making sure his tattoos are also guzzling beer. I’ll just leave this here. The post Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life appeared...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher throws perfect game with 23 strikeouts, still loses

In case you thought that a pitcher couldn’t lose while tossing a perfect game, we’re here to tell you that that is not the case. We have what happened to a high school softball pitcher Saturday as evidence to the contrary. Rachel Garcia, a senior pitcher from Highland High School (Palmdale, Calif.) and UCLA commit,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs sweep amid Love-less disaster: Cavs vs. Celtics Game 4 Behind the Box Score

In their first playoff series in five years, the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged victorious by sweeping the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon in Boston by virtue of a 101-93 victory. However, to get that fourth win and punch their ticket to the East semifinals, they paid dearly. With the first quarter injury to Kevin Love as well as hard fouls from Kendrick Perkins and J.R.Smith, the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will LaMarcus Aldridge leave the Portland Trailblazers?

Last night, the Portland Trailblazers fell in game three to the Memphis Grizzlies.  The loss marked their third straight resulting in Portland going down 3-0 to Memphis.  On the brink of LaMarcus Aldridge with teammate Damian Lillard elimination yet again, could Portland’s star forward be considering his options in the free agency? After all, if the Grizzlies do knock...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Unveils “The Shirt” For The 2015 Season

For the 26th year in a row, Notre Dame has released a tee shirt to celebrate the season-to-come. This year, “The Shirt”, as it’s known, focuses on the “Golden Tradition” of Fighting Irish football, despite it actually being green. Sunday night, The Shirt Project, in an on-campus celebration, unveiled the new dig at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. It features the phrase...
Via College Spun
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Gordon leaps into stands for incredible catch

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon is one hell of an outfielder. His defense is simply incredible. On Sunday, Gordon demonstrated his defensive prowess by leaping into the crowd to make this catch and retire Micah Johnson of the White Sox. Alex Gordon – You’ve got to be kidding. pic.twitter.com/4Lw73uAdqc — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 26, 2015   Unreal....
Via The Outside Corner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk for 'bush league' play

After the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Kevin Love revealed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the game. He felt it could have been avoided without dirty play from Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. Love told reporters he felt Olynyk grabbed his arm intentionally and that the league should...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: No more WWE for Ronda Rousey

While many observers are excited about the idea of Ronda Rousey wrestling at WrestleMania 32, there is one guy who isn’t. Unfortunately that happens to be the one guy who can make it happen and according to him, it’s time for the WWE to move to Plan B.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder in face

The Cleveland Cavaliers may very well sweep the Boston Celtics, but it’s uncertain whether the team will be at full strength when they start their second-round series against an unnamed opponent. Just minutes after Kendrick Perkins was given a flagrant 1 for this horribly dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder, yet another ugly play happened in the third quarter of Game...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Legend catches Belichick checking out Chrissy Teigen

Bill Belichick has been busted for spying again, only this time he won’t be penalized by the NFL as a result. Belichick attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday and spent a few moments on the red carpet. SI swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen understandably caught his eye, and a photographer happened to snap the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors fans

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Pitcher throws perfect game, still loses

Will Aldridge leave the Blazers?

Alex Gordon leaps into stands for catch

Dana White: No more WWE for Rousey

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk

JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder

Report: Wainwright likely done for year

UAB player brings helmet to graduation




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