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Can a win in the Red River Rivalry help Texas and Charlie Strong?

Oct 08, 2015

by James Woods

Can a win in the Red River Rivalry help Texas and Charlie Strong?

Well it's Texas and it's football season, so yes it is a big deal.  You add the fact that it is Texas vs. OU weekend in Dallas it is even bigger. The annual rivalry is played at the historic Cotton Bowl during the State Fair of Texas. Thi...

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Start'em/Sit'em: Fantasy Football Week 2

Sep 16, 2015

by James Woods

Start'em/Sit'em: Fantasy Football Week 2

Well the excitement that is Week 1 is all but behind us, but no fear, as our itchy fantasy fingers will get to set a lineup again tomorrow as we all welcome in Thursday Night Football (what did we ever do without it?). While it is a careful bet not...

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Why Tom Brady Should Not Be Suspended 4 Games

Aug 18, 2015

by James Woods

Why Tom Brady Should Not Be Suspended 4 Games

Tom Brady has been the topic of discussion all summer. ALL SUMMER! The topic of "deflate gate" has been discussed ad nauseam that I no longer care about the subject, to be honest, but I will add my input anyway.

For those of you that don't know (w...

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Geno Smith Out 6 to 10 Weeks

Aug 11, 2015

by James Woods

Geno Smith Out 6 to 10 Weeks

There is always some bad blood in the locker room, and sometimes player want or will come to blows. There is usually veteran leadership also to make sure things are smoothed out, and don't blow up.  I guess in New York things blew up before it could be saved. Geno Smith was punc...

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2006 Mets.....

Aug 05, 2015

by James Woods

2006 Mets.....

It's hard to believe nine years have gone by since the memorable 2006 season. Remember that slogan? The Team. The Time. The Mets. The memories remain fresh, and rightfully so. 2006 was, after all, the first and only playoff team I've witnessed as a Mets fan.

My connection t...

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No Money Mayweather for Amir Khan....

Jul 22, 2015

by James Woods

No Money Mayweather for Amir Khan....

 

After Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao back on May 2 to unified the WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight titles with a unanimous decision win, Amir Khan appeared to be the guy to land Mayweather's next fight on September 12th in Las Vegas at the...

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Could Taj Gibson Be Traded?

Jul 20, 2015

by James Woods

Could Taj Gibson Be Traded?

Every team in the league has a player that is most likely to be traded and that player for the Chicago Bulls is Taj Gibson.  Some teams want to trade their player because he doesn't produce, some want to trade them because they are overpaid, and other want to trade their player b...

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The NFL in Israel

Jul 13, 2015

by James Woods

The NFL in Israel

 

From June 16th to the 23rd, nineteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame took a week-long tour of Israel in a historic trip called “Touchdown in Israel: Mission of Excellence.” You can check out some of the photos from the trip in the slideshow at the b...

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5 Reasons Why D-Wade Wont Leave Miami

Jun 24, 2015

by James Woods

5 Reasons Why D-Wade Wont Leave Miami

#5 - Wade has never said he would do it:

Although there are many rumors and "signs" related to Wade leaving Miami Heat, Wade himself never said it that he would do it. We are still waoting for him to break the silence and the negotiations will begin in less than...

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The Warriors are Champions, The Cavs Future and Season Wrap Up

Jun 18, 2015

by James Woods

The Warriors are Champions, The Cavs Future and Season Wrap Up

Basketball is over. A cruel time of year. No more playoff games. No more press conferences. Another chapter is in the history books and your 2015 NBA champions are the Golden State Warriors. In my opinion, one of the best TEAMS of the past 20 years. They...

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Road To The Finals

Jun 03, 2015

by James Woods

A lot can change in 40 years in the NBA. Since then, the NBA gained nine teams through expansion, seven teams won their first championship in franchise history, and Seattle had their team stolen from them (had to throw that one in there). During these last 40 years, no other team has had more ups and downs than the Golden State Warriors. They...

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Lebron's Greatness

Jun 01, 2015

by James Woods

Lebron's Greatness

If we were witnessing the greatest NBA player ever would we recognize it, could we acknowledge it? Nike had a marketing campaign when Lebron came into the NBA declaring “We are Witnesses.”  That’s all been forgotten since the announcement fiasco, but What Lebron Jam...

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No Love Lost!

May 27, 2015

by James Woods

No Love Lost!

The loss of Cleveland Cavaliers forward, Kevin Love, may be the silver lining in King James' attempt to reestablish the “Big 3” in Ohio. LeBron’s penchant for surrounding himself with the best talent to ease his way to a ring has somewhat backfired, but instead has revealed his un...

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Is Mayweather the Most Hated Man in Sports?

May 15, 2015

by James Woods

Lest we all need to be reminded, what happens in the boxing ring is just a very, very small part of life. Even for the main stage players like Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, what happens in the ring is just a tiny fraction of their life when compared to everything lived outside of it.

Win, lose, or draw, a fighter is just a hu...

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Tom Brady in Hot Water

May 12, 2015

by James Woods

Tom Brady in Hot Water

Tom Brady has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2015 season. Brady has been suspended for his role in deflating footballs to gain an unfair advantage. Of course this 2nd cheating scandal with the latest Patriots Super Bowl win sure has the fans riled up.

The N...

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NBA PLAYOFFS

May 04, 2015

by James Woods

With the first round in the books, lets take a look at the second round of the NBA. Playoffs.

Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The Warriors made short work of the New Orleans Pelicans in their first round match up. Everything went accordingly for the Western Conferences top seed. The same can be...

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Young Coaches Making a Big Splash in The NBA

Apr 29, 2015

by James Woods

Young Coaches Making a Big Splash in The NBA

In the current microwave society that demands quick results, the ability to get things done is the ONLY THING that matters to employers. A perfect case study in that notion is the NBA’s coaching profession.

A growing trend in the league has allowed young h...

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Jim Rome All Over JIm Harbaugh

Apr 24, 2015

by James Woods

Jim Rome All Over JIm Harbaugh

First of all, I have to admit that I'm changing my mind on this "crab leg" "hook up incident". Now that I have examined it thoroughly, Jameis Winston was probably lying through his teeth when he said that he met a guy at Publix and the guy hooked him up. If the ...

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Chris Copeland Stabbed!

Apr 08, 2015

by James Woods

Chris Copeland Stabbed!

Earlier this morning, Cindy Boren of the Washington Post reported that Indiana Pacers', Chris Copeland, was stabbed outside of a New York night club early Wednesdaymorning. Copeland's wife, Katrine Saltara, was also stabbed in the incident. According to the New York Post, Copelan...

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Status New York Basketball and More.....

Mar 31, 2015

by James Woods

Status New York Basketball and More.....

 

Despite the current situation, there is no better place to play basketball than in New York. It’s the mecca of basketball.

Right now, the organization and team are both trying to find their way right now. I believe they need to bring in some qual...

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Free Agency Frenzy!

Mar 12, 2015

by James Woods



Free Agency Frenzy!

On the first day of what is certain to be another year of blockbuster free agency deals, I thought it to be a perfect time to enlighten some and remind others of what this is all about.  Included will be some mega-deals we all knew were coming, as well as a few deemed surpr...

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Early NBA Awards

Mar 04, 2015

by James Woods

Early NBA Awards

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Winner: David Griffin, Cleveland Cavaliers

David Griffin won this award in July. He’s been balling so out of control I can hear him tiptoeing in his plush patent leather loafers all the way in New Jersey. Let’s rundown all the moves he’s ma...

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D Rose Hurt Again, Chicago is Crushed.

Feb 25, 2015

by James Woods

D Rose Hurt Again, Chicago is Crushed.

It's been a season full of injuries, and the most recent player to get hit with one is none other than Derrick Rose, who had an MRI on Tuesday and discovered he had a torn meniscus. It is on the same knee that was injured in the season before. He will undergo surg...

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Oh AROD!! Biggest Dbag in Sports…..

Feb 18, 2015

by James Woods

Oh AROD!! Biggest Dbag in Sports…..

 

The last year probably hasn’t been the best for Alex Rodriguez after being suspended for a full year by Major League Baseball. The New York Yankees wanted Rodriguez to get in front of the microphone before spring training began with a public apology and ...

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Draft Previews

Feb 17, 2015

by James Woods

Draft Previews

The NFL Combine is almost here, so here are my top players at each position to get you ready for the 2015 NFL Draft Combine. 

Offense

Quarterbacks

1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon

2. Jameis Winston, Florida State

3. Brett Hundley, UCLA

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1991 USA Olympic Festival East Basketball Team

Feb 13, 2015

by James Woods

1991 USA Olympic Festival East Basketball Team

I can't promise a "Throwback Friday" image every Friday, but you're getting one this week. This was actually at the special request of one LuBara Dixon "Dickey" Simpkins. Dickey is now a commentator for Fox Sports and was calli...

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John Wall Reinvented Himself and Basketball in Washington.

Feb 11, 2015

by James Woods

John Wall Reinvented Himself and Basketball in Washington.

When ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd spent half of his 2 hour show blasting John Wall in 2010, it seemed almost as if John Wall’s NBA career was already on the way to becoming a joke. As much as I disagree with Cowherd in most of his sentiments, he was m...

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Feb 10, 2015

by James Woods

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

College athletics is a unique spectacle of entertainment that fans are willing to pay hundreds of dollars to watch, TV stations are willing to pay thousands of dollars to produce, coaches are paid thousands of dollars to coach, and the athletes don’t see a dime. The main reason...

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Some Story Lines from SuperBowl that were Overlooked.

Feb 06, 2015

by James Woods

Some Story Lines from SuperBowl that were Overlooked.

Now that a few days have passed from the end of one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, we have all had time to digest what happened. The Malcolm Butler interceptions and the Kearse catch will be the two plays that will be remembered forever. When you have plays as...

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Who is the Best big 3 in NBA History?

Feb 05, 2015

by James Woods

Who is the Best Big 3 in NBA History?

If Tuesday's latest loss by the defending East champions Miami Heat is going to tell you one thing in particular, let it be that this team misses the Big Three.

Coming into the season, I don't think there was anyone out there who truly thought the Hea...

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What's Next for the Seahawks?

Feb 04, 2015

by James Woods

What's Next for the Seahawks?

The New England Patriots have added to their Lombardi Trophy collection following their win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. 

For the Pats, Tom Brady's legacy and identity as one of the all-time greats at the position was cemented. Bill Belichick's id...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao Update

Jan 30, 2015

by James Woods

Mayweather-Pacquiao Update

For the first time, ever, in this five-year long Mayweather-Pacquiao drama, both sides of the great debate are optimistic about being able to make the bout. 

The courtside meeting and after-game private powwow on Tuesday in Miami between the two superstars appears ...

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SuperBowl is Here

Jan 23, 2015

by James Woods

SuperBowl is Here

Here we are going to concentrate on the game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks as the 2014 NFL season comes to a close.

We’ll let some other events play work themselves out.

For the second straight year, the top seeds in each conference have r...

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Super Bowl Break Down

Jan 19, 2015

by James Woods

Super Bowl Break Down

 

Thirty teams are down, and we're left to the final two...who were, arguably, the best teams in football all season long. For the second straight season, the top conferences from each seed are in the Super Bowl, and thirteen days from now, it'll be Tom Brady's New ...

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Can the Packers Stun The Seahawks?

Jan 12, 2015

by James Woods



Can the Packers Stun The Seahawks?



 

As the football world attacks the Dallas Cowboys with tweets and memes about karma, the Green Bay Packers are a week away from facing the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. In the season opener, the Seahawks waxed the Packers 36-16. Aaron R...

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Playoff Predictions for This Weekend

Jan 09, 2015

by James Woods

Playoff Predictions for This Weekend

We are down to the Final Eight in the NFL’s 95th season.

So what should we expect from a very experienced playoff field this weekend?

The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers are in the postseason for the sixth consecutive year. The Denver Broncos ...

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Packers vs. Cowboys Preview

Jan 07, 2015

by James Woods

Packers vs. Cowboys Preview

The Cowboys defeated the Lions last Sunday to advance to the NFC Divisional round against the Green Bay Packers. You can read everywhere else about how these two teams stack up on the field, but here at The Social Scoreboard, we're interested in the team's social media presence an...

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Bye Bye Shump and JR, The Knicks Start to Rebuild

Jan 06, 2015

by James Woods

Bye Bye Shump and JR, The Knicks Start to Rebuild

It has been reported by multiple teams that Dion Waiters of the Cavs has been traded to OKC as part of a 3 way trade involving the Knicks. In this is how the trade basically plays out:

New York Get: Lance Thomas (OKC), Alex Kirk (CLE), Lou Amundson (CL...

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Stuart Scott Touched So Many, His Greatness Will Always Live On.

Jan 05, 2015

by James Woods

Stuart Scott Touched So Many, His Greatness Will Always Live On.

Defined by his character and personal triumph, Stuart Scott will be dearly missed by not only his colleagues, but every individual person he was able to touch.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner which you live...

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Sleepless in Cincinnati

Dec 22, 2014

by James Woods

Sleepless in Cincinnati

 

Primetime. That time when every Bengal fan begins to resemble the cynical Bungles fan from the debacle that was the 90’s. Who could blame them? 2-9 in prime time and playoff games since Andy Dalton has been the starter. So of course he must be the one to blame. Correct?</p...

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Us-Cuba Baseball Relations

Dec 18, 2014

by James Woods

Us-Cuba Baseball Relations

Before we begin, it should be noted that the US new diplomacy policy about Cuba is much more important than what this blog post is about. But it is called SPORTSblog, not POLYSCI-blog, so here goes.

President Obama said the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic rela...

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Week 16 Predictions

Dec 17, 2014

by James Woods

Week 16 Predictions

Well after a week 15 that saw some playoff teams go cold and not be in playoff contention anymore here are my week 16 picks!

Titans(2-12) at Jaguars(2-12): Well no one who watches this wins here but I think the Jaguars can win this against the low Titans who are just dreadful 27-10...

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Are the Dodgers on the Right Track?

Dec 12, 2014

by James Woods

Are the Dodgers on the Right Track?

Well well, the Dodgers at the Winter meetings have made by me some questionable moves to move some players and have traded for some prospects and lets take a look and see what moves the Dodgers did

To start off yesterday, the Dodgers traded Dan Haren, who threatened if traded out of Sout...

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Jimmy V's Speech

Dec 05, 2014

by James Woods



Jimmy V's Speech

"Don't give up, don't ever give up" are one of many quotes Jim Valvano said in the video above during his moving ESPY speech in 1993. Jim Valvano can be remembered for coaching the underdog 1983 NCAA champions NC State. Then in 1992 Jim Valvano was diagnosed with cancer...

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Charles vs. Kenny

Dec 04, 2014

by James Woods

Charles vs. Kenny

For the past month Charles Barkley has ratcheted up his normal barrage of, mildly hilarious, off the cuff, sometimes insensitive remarks about current events. I often agree with Charles. I know that behind that country bumpkin schtick lies an intelligent, worldly man. When he said in response to ru...

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Manny's Worst PPV Showing to Date

Dec 03, 2014

by James Woods

Manny's Worst PPV Showing to Date

 

The numbers for the November 22 Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri pay-per-view are in, but don’t expect them to be shared willingly by Top Rank Promotions. According to insider sources and at least one published report, the Pacquiao-Algieri show was the worst...

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Money Manziel "The Player's Pick"

Dec 02, 2014

by James Woods

Money Manziel "The Player's Pick"

 

Don't know what kind of sources Stephen A. Smith has inside the Cleveland Brown locker room but he just went on the record, saying that he knows for a fact that the majority of Browns players prefer Johnny Manziel over Brian Hoyer. This is very surpri...

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Is RG3 Done in Washington??

Nov 28, 2014

by James Woods

Is RG3 Done in Washington??



 

When the Washington Redskins gave up 4 high value draft picks to the St.Louis Rams, for quarterback Robert Griffin III I thought what a smart move. IN Griffin's rookie year he to the Redskins to the playoffs and was name to the NFL Pro Bowl in the process. Althou...

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Manny Being Manny

Nov 26, 2014

by James Woods

Manny Being Manny

Manny Pacquiao was obviously far, far better than Chris Algieri last Saturday night and the proof was an incredibly one-sided unanimous decision that saw the Filipino icon register six official knockdowns over twelve rounds. However, he did not stop Algieri and that fact adds fuel to the fire when ...

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Official NBA Rankings

Nov 20, 2014

by James Woods

Official NBA Rankings

1. Golden State Warriors (8-2) (even) - They had a tough time against the Spurs, but their biggest problem is getting fixed slowly but surely with turnovers being lower and lower. Keep in mind this team still doesn't have David Lee at 100%, this team is deadly, so watch out.<...

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Could Manny Lose???

Nov 19, 2014

by James Woods

Could Manny Lose???

By all rights and proper definitions, Chris Algieri doesn’t belong in the ring with eight-division world champ and Filipino icon, Manny Pacquiao, but that doesn’t mean that Algieri must absolutely, positively lose. Many “lesser” fighters have triumphed over their “su...

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The Lions Roar in The NFC North

Nov 13, 2014

by James Woods

The Lions Roar in The NFC North

As the Lions won another thriller on Sunday over the Dolphins needing another game winning drive by Matthew Stafford, it has lead many to wonder, can this team win the NFC North despite some close wins to bad teams? The Answer is yes, they really can

Many pundits h...

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Oregon Steals Second: College Playoffs Rankings Week 3

Nov 12, 2014

by James Woods

Oregon Steals Second: College Playoffs Rankings Week 3



 

Tonight marked the release of the third College Football Playoff rankings and again, the top 4 featured a shake up after a thrilling weekend.

Before jumping into the rankings of each team, here's the top 4 from this week:


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Sanchez Proves To Be The New Rocky in Philly

Nov 11, 2014

by James Woods

Sanchez Proves To Be The New Rocky in Philly

 

Another primetime blowout on MNF last night. The Stack has more on the Eagles dominance, college football and more, but first, the NFLPA has asked that Adrian Peterson be re-instated immediately after a 5 PM ET deadline passed yesterday and the NFL...

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Should Cleveland Be Worried??

Nov 07, 2014

by James Woods

This Cavaliers team is just confusing. Their defense was nonexistent in the first half, giving up 60 points. There was a lot of stagnant play on offense. The Cavaliers had six assists last night, four of them coming from Lebron, who should have had about five more assists if it weren’t for missed layups and mishandlings after the pass. ...

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Will Sanchez Fit In?

Nov 03, 2014

by James Woods

Will Sanchez Fit In?

Well Phillie, you look like a super-genius after picking up Mark Sanchez in the off-season.

I'm not sure how the news of Nick Foles' injury is being received back in Phillie right now but I for one think Mark Sanchez will do just fine in his tenure as Eagles starting quarterbac...

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Pacquiao November 22nd

Oct 30, 2014

by James Woods

Pacquiao November 22nd!

 

There’s nothing especially valid or scientific about any of the pound-for-pound rankings in the boxing media. The lists are always very subjective and based on different criteria depending on the person or group making the list.

However, as subjective as pou...

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Game 7 Tonight!

Oct 29, 2014

by James Woods

Game 7 Tonight!

Baseball fans around the world get ready for the two greatest words in sports today “game 7.” It’s winner take all. Winner get’s the Commissioner’s Trophy, loser goes home. To those baseball fans, we got the World Series finale we all wanted.

Everything is on t...

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NBA Rankings

Oct 28, 2014

by James Woods



NBA 

[San Antonio]



1. San Antonio Spurs (Last season’s record: 62-20): The reigning champs went just 2-5 in the preseason, but don’t appear worried. They open Tuesday with a tough test against Dallas.

 

 

[Golden State]

2. Golde...

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The Royals Step Up in Game 2

Oct 23, 2014

by James Woods



The beginning of the 2014 "Wild Card" World Series, looked like the San Francisco Giants were going to have it easy over the Kansas City Royals, taking game one, 7-1. Game two, last night, the Royals made a statement - 'Not so much' in their win, 7-2. The Royals, with renewed enthusiasm, travel to the Bay Area tied w...

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Thursday Night Preview

Oct 15, 2014

by James Woods

Thursday Night Preview

2 weeks ago people were writing Tom Brady off like his career was over, ask the Bills and Bengals defenses’ how much Brady has left in the tank. The last two weeks I have seen a big improvement in the Patriots, and many have been talking about Brady and his resurgence, but I think t...

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The MLB Playoffs are Heating Up

Oct 14, 2014

by James Woods

As Kolten Wong rounded the bases last night after hitting the walk-off home run in the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants, I couldn't help but think of how great playoff baseball really is.

The amount of stories that these playoffs have produced is staggering.

The first thing that these playo...

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America's Team Looking Good

Oct 13, 2014

by James Woods

America's Team Looking Good

How 'bout them Cowboys!

After a stunning win in Seattle, it's safe to say the Dallas Cowboys are legitimate playoff contenders in the NFC.

Imagine that statement two months ago. Before the season, most people predicted that the Dallas Cowboys would finish d...

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These O's Aint Royals

Oct 10, 2014

by James Woods

These O's Ain't Royals

Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that either the Kansas City Royals or the Baltimore Orioles will be in the World Series this year? For that matter, who would have thought a week ago that there would be a Royals vs Orioles ALCS? This series could be a franchise cha...

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Thursday Night Preview

Oct 09, 2014

by James Woods

Thursday Night Preview

Every Thursday I come out with my Thursday Night Chicken column. It’s where I go over the players from each team and tell you who I am comfortable starting and who I am playing Fantasy Football chicken with. There is nothing worse than your player underperforming...

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Monday Night Football Preview

Oct 06, 2014

by James Woods

Monday Night Football Preview

The defending champs are coming back into Washington for the first time since their playoff win in 2012 over Washington where RG3 tore his ACL. These two teams are coming off completely different scenarios, Washington is coming off an extended break playing on Thursday an...

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Fantasy Start and Sit

Oct 03, 2014

by James Woods

Start Em’:

Delanie Walker:

3rd ranked Tight End in Fantasy Football and he’s going up against the 25th ranked defense against Tight Ends in fantasy. This guy is on a bad team, but he has real talent, start em’.

Brandin Cooks:

Cooks is going up against Tampa, who is 32nd in the league f...

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Notre Dame 411.....

Oct 02, 2014

by James Woods

A lot going on at Notre Dame that has nothing to do with football. Truly most had forgotten about the announcement to suspend several players over possible academic violations this Summer. And, I do want to emphasize possible. Nothing has been determined yet. And, no decisions on any of the athletes have been made one way or another. </p...

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Who Is Running the Floor in Cleveland?

Sep 30, 2014

by James Woods

Who Is Running the Floor in Cleveland?

      There is the nip of fall in the air and that can only mean the NBA season is drawing near.

        We've missed you!

       As training camps open this week and with pre-season games set t...

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He Did It His Way

Sep 26, 2014

by James Woods

He Did It His Way

It was so perfect that you could almost hear the theme from, “The Natural” playing.

New York Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter hit a walkoff single in his final at bat at Yankee Stadium to lead the Yankees to a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Af...

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Thursday Night Giants and Redskins Preview

Sep 25, 2014

by James Woods

Thursday Night Giants and Redskins Preview

Week 4 Fantasy heads to the nations capital as Washington takes on New York in an NFC East show down. Washington is now starting Kirk Cousins due to the injury of Robert Griffin III and they have looked stellar since he’s been the starter. Hanging 30 on Philly an...

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What should be done with Roger Goodell?

Sep 23, 2014

by James Woods



What should be done with Roger Goodell?

In the wake of all the domestic violence scandals and all the wrong ways the NFL has handled the situations, many as to bring the question should Roger Goodell lose his job as NFL commissioner.

In my opinion its yes, before his interview a few days ago it was...

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Monday Night Preview

Sep 22, 2014

by James Woods

In Week 3 of Monday Night Football the Chicago Bears will be taking on the New York Jets in New York. Chicago is coming off a great comeback win at San Francisco. The Jets are coming off a weird loss against Green Bay in which an assistant and a player called time out not Rex Ryan.

I honestly like the Jets a lot this year ...

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Domestic Violence Epidemic in the NFL

Sep 18, 2014

by James Woods

Domestic Violence Epidemic in the NFL

It seems to me that after the first big incident of domestic violence was brought to light in the media just last week, more cases have been showing up than ever before . Do you think that women have had the courage to finally speak up after the first public incident? Or has the...

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AP's Reinstatement Was Short Lived

Sep 17, 2014

by James Woods

AP's Reinstatement Was Short Lived

After the Vikings reinstated running back Adrian Peterson following Sunday's loss to the Patriots, the Vikings' organization has now changed its mind and has placed Adrian Peterson on the NFL's exempt list. AP will still be paid by the Vikings, but will no...

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This Week's Predictions

Sep 16, 2014

by James Woods

This Week's Predictions



Last week, I went an awful 9-7 (yikes). Since I'm not aspiring to be the Cowboys here, significantly better than .500 would be the goal. I nailed the upsets, picking the Chargers over Seattle and Browns over Saints, so that's a big win in my book. The Bills surprised me, a...

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AP Gets Reinstated

Sep 15, 2014

by James Woods

AP Gets Reinstated

The Vikings have just announced that Adrian Peterson will indeed play next week when the Vikings head to New Orleans to face the Saints. There was a lot of speculation as to whether or not the Vikings would take drastic measures with Peterson just as the Ravens did with Ray Rice. Peterson will be ...

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Will The Panthers Make an Example Out of Greg Hardy?

Sep 12, 2014

by James Woods

With the explosion that is the Ray Rice case, thanks to the recently released elevator footage, attention has been turned to Greg Hardy. For some, there is a movement to clean up domestic violence in the NFL, though domestic violence arrest rates for NFL players is extraordinarily lower than the national level. Percentage wise, the NFL has a ...

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Money Mayweather Defends Ray Rice For Some Free Publicity.....My Man!

Sep 11, 2014

by James Woods

Money Mayweather Defends Ray Rice For Some Free Publicity.....My Man!



 I'd forgotten that Floyd Mayweather had a fight vs Marcos Maidana on Saturday. That was until Money went and mouthed off abot the Ray Rice drama.. I think alot of people forget that Floyd is not only a boxer but he's als...

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Suite 36 Week 2 Fantasy Picks

Sep 10, 2014

by James Woods

Suite 36 Week 2 Fantasy Picks

 

Start em, Sit em

On a weekly basis, people edit their lineups trying to get the best players in- but this can be very difficult. Putting the best players is dependent on team matchup, injuries, and skill of the player- but the Blog of Sports is here to help break it down for you....

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Is Dallas done?

Sep 08, 2014

by James Woods

The 49ers opened the season with a dominating performance on the field and in the stands. In the stands? Yes, the stands. Over 90,000 fans packed the Cowboys AT&T Stadium yesterday, but it felt like a majority of them were wearing red and gold instead of silver and blue. It set the tone for the game, where it felt like the Niners defense ...

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Are You Ready For Some Football???

Sep 04, 2014

by James Woods

Christmas is finally here. My NFL is back, your NFL is back tonight. The defending champion Seattle Seahawks will open the season at the asylum known as Centurylink Field. The sacrificial lamb that is offered tonight is the 2013 NFC North champion Green Bay Packers. Are they really a sacrificial lamd though? Two years ago the Pack nearly won ...

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Rondo Should Be A Knick!!

Sep 03, 2014

by James Woods

When Kevin Garnett famously proclaimed that anything was possible after the Boston Celtics won the 2008 NBA Finals, something tells me all of that team's core being gone by the 2014 season wasn't in his plans. 

After all, Paul Pierce was the face of the franchise, and both Garnett and Ray Allen were at th...

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Hit Your Wife = 2 Game Suspension, Hit A Blunt = 16 Game Suspension, Oh Josh Gordon, Make Better Decisions!

Aug 29, 2014

by James Woods

As I'm sure you have all heard, two days ago the NFL decided to uphold its suspension and force Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns to sit out for an entire calendar year. There's plenty of reason for Gordon, the Browns, and the fans to be furious over the suspension, and I think that is absolutely the case. I'm going to talk abou...

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Matty Ice is Back Baby

Aug 28, 2014

by James Woods

Matty Ice Is Back Baby

After a disappointing 4-12 season, everyone has written off Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. His fantasy value is at basically an all time low. ESPN has him ranked outside of the Top 10 behind many young quarterbacks. Ryan didn't even have that poor of a season last year considering everything that happe...

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Suite 36's Bold Predictions

Aug 27, 2014

by James Woods

Alright, so this is how the post will work. Below are the records for every team; there is a hyperlink to the team preview, just in case you missed it or you want to re-read why I have your team going where. After this, I will name who I think will get which award, and then do playoff picks. During the process, I had one team not going to the...

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Read Floyd Read!!!! 50 vs. Floyd

Aug 26, 2014

by James Woods

Read Floyd Read!!!!! 50 vs. Floyd

 

On Thursday, rapper 50 Cent issued a pretty cruel, but humorous challenge via Instagram to one-time friend and partner, Floyd Mayweather.

"...If you could read one full page of a Harry Potter book, [expletive], I'll give 750,000 to whatever charitable organizati...

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Hits From the Bong and Hits To Your Fantasy Teams

Aug 22, 2014

by James Woods

Holy Cow, the Pittsburgh Steeler's season may have turned on a dime last night with the arrest of Le'Veon Bell who is facing a possession of marijuana charge and a possible DUI-marijuana charge after a police officer pulled him over around 1:30 p.m. according to the Associated Press.

     A source to...

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" Grow Up Johnny!!" Johnny Manziel will start the season on the bench……

Aug 21, 2014

by James Woods

Am I surprised by this decision? Not at all. I am a die-hard Manziel fan, and the fact that the competition  for starting QB -- was even close confirms the Heisman trophy winner --  dubbed "Johnny Football's"  ability to pilot a football team. However...

The star, has repeatedly demonstrated that he is s...

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Part Two: Mayweather v Maidana

Aug 15, 2014

by Simone Posey

Several months ago, the world witnessed for the first time in a while Mayweather struggle to keep his undefeated title.  Although in part one of Mayweather v. Maidana the votes were unanimous, declaring Mayweather the winner, Mayweather almost  lost.  ESPN says, "Maidana gave Mayweather a very physical fight but lost a maj...

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World Cup 2014...again?!?

Jul 30, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Yes...you read correctly. The FIBA 2014 World Cup will be taking place on August 30 in Spain.

You may be asking yourself - what is FIBA? For those of you who don't know, it stands for the International Basketball Federation. Every 4 years (just like the FIFA World Cup) FIBA holds a World Cup for basketball teams around the ...

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European Soccer has arrived in the US!

Jul 26, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

This year marks the second annual Guinness International Champions Cup. For those of you who don't know, this is a soccer tournament in which some of the best European teams battle it out on the field - on United States fields that is. Last year the games were all played in the United States, except for one. The winner of the Cup in ...

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What would you do for Love?

Jul 23, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

The start of the NBA season is still about 3 months away, but there is plenty of buzz about the players already. Kevin Love has been making headlines recently due to uncertainty about where he will end up by October. Love currently plays forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, word has it that LeBron James, who has recently returned ...

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An All-Star Game to Remember

Jul 16, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Last night at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (also known as the Midsummer Classic) took place. For those of you who don't know, this game is important because players from different teams from both the National and American Leagues are chosen to play against each other. It typical...

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And the winner is...GERMANY!

Jul 14, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Germany has proudly earned its fourth World Cup title! The final game of the World Cup took place yesterday between Germany and Argentina. There were high hopes for both teams, but it turned out that Argentina - along with superstar Lionel Messi - could not pull off a win. However, they put up a tough fight. The score remained 0-0 for th...

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What's next in sports...

Jul 14, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

An exciting month of World Cup matches has come to an end...but don't worry...there is plenty more to look forward to in sports. As always, Suite 36 will be showing all major sporting events so don't miss out! 

Here's what we have coming up:


  • MLB: We are currently in baseball season, which will run ...

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There's no place like home

Jul 12, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

BREAKING NEWS in Sports: Lebron James is going home and will be playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers again.

In 2010, Lebron broke the hearts of many people from his hometown of Cleveland when he left to play for the Miami Heat. Fans were devasted, even proclaiming their disappointment in interviews on national TV and burning his...

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FINALLY the Final round of the 2014 World Cup games

Jul 11, 2014

by Simone Posey

As of Sunday, July 13, 2014 the World Cup 2014 season will come to an end.  It has been a long month of greueling matches between some of the Worlds top teams.  Finally, after 63 matches, the final match will be Germany vs. Argentina.  Let's take a look at what sportsworldnews.com considers the Top 5 moments from this ...

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The heartbreak of Brazil

Jul 09, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

The entire country of Brazil is currently in a state of shock to say the least. Yesterday's game is going to be remembered throughout World Cup history, but not in a good way for host team Brazil. Germany defeated Brazil with a whopping final score of 7-1. Brazilian fans across the world are lamenting over the loss. German fans, on the ot...

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Football season right around the corner

Jul 07, 2014

by Simone Poseye

 To many international countries soccer is the pride and joy of the people.  However, American football is one of the most celebrated sports throughout the United States. US fans go wild over their first choice teams; so wild that amongst the usual over zealous sea of paraphinelia, fans sport permanent tatoos of their favo...

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The end of the road for Team USA

Jul 02, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

With Belgium's 2-1 win in yesterday's game, Team USA is sadly out of the World Cup...but we didn't go without putting up a good fight. The match was a thriller and definitely one to be remembered. 

Neither side scored any goals in both the first and second halves of the game, which led into overtime. Tim Howard...

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WE MADE IT!

Jun 28, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

USA has officially advanced to the Round of 16 in the World Cup! The other teams who moved forward are the following: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, France, Nigeria, Germany, Algeria, the Netherlands, Mexico, Costa Rica, Greece, Argentina, Switzerland, and Belgium.

On Tuesday, July 1, we will be playing against Belgium. It is ver...

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Highlights from the NBA Draft

Jun 27, 2014

by Simone Posey

With so much focus on the World Cup, it was a breath of fresh air to see the NBA draft.  Yesterday, NBA fans gathered around the television screen to see who would be amongst the next generation of great NBA players.  Amongst several top picks for the draft, Andrew Wiggins remains the top pick.  Wiggins a shooting guard from Ka...

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TOMORROW: NBA Draft 2014

Jun 25, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

With all of the World Cup hype, it seems that some of the other sports have been slightly forgotten this month...however, that will soon change. Tomorrow night at the Barclays Center here in Brooklyn, the 2014 NBA Draft will take place! This is an extremely important event for each and every basketball team. For those of you who aren'...

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USA vs. Portugal Highlights

Jun 23, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Yesterday's game between the USA and Portugal was a fierce one, but it ended up with a tie. In their previous games, the USA beat Ghana 2-1 and Portugal lost to Germany 4-0. 

Portugal started out strong with a goal just five minutes into the game thanks to Portuguese player Nani. Then, throughout the fir...

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The World Cup continues...

Jun 21, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Just over one week into the World Cup and competition is already fierce! Here is the rundown on the scores of the games since Wednesday:


  • Australia vs. Netherlands: 2-3

  • Spain vs. Chile: 0-2

  • Cameroon vs. Croatia: 0-4

  • Colombia vs. Ivory Coast: 2-1

  • Uruguay vs. England: 2-1</l...

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May the Odds be ever in your favor...

Jun 20, 2014

by Simone Posey

"Ohhh-oh-oh-oh-oh-Ohhhhhhh!"  USA fans rejoiced in a uproar for the close 2-1 match against Ghana on June 16th.  Will the cheers, chants, overall pride be at an all time high in this week's match against Germany?  According to several sources, Germany is the team to beat this year.  FIFA.com, reports that Ger...

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USA! USA! USA!

Jun 18, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

People across the country - and the world - rejoiced on Monday as the USA beat Ghana 2-1 in the World Cup match. From the very start of the game, it was full of excitement. Only 29 seconds into the match, Clint Dempsey scored the first goal. Later on in the game, Ghana scored one point...but minutes later, we cancelled that out with a go...

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The Spurs are this year's champions!

Jun 16, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Last night, the San Antonio Spurs closed out the NBA finals with a victory, taking the title for the fifth time ever! They beat the Miami Heat 104-87. For the Spurs, it was sweet revenge since they were defeated by the Heat in last year's series. 

The game was especially important for Spurs superstar Tim Duncan and coach Gr...

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Recap: This weekend's World Cup matches

Jun 16, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

This weekend was an exciting one for World Cup fans! There were 3 matches on Friday, 4 on Saturday, and 3 yesterday with the following scores:


  • Mexico vs. Cameroon: 1-0

  • Spain vs. Netherlands: 1-5

  • Chile vs. Australia: 3-1

  • Colombia vs. Greece: 3-0

  • Uruguay vs. Costa Rica: 1-3

  • <l...

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Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup

Jun 14, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Last night's game closed the NHL finals when the Kings beat the Rangers and took the Stanley Cup! The game was tied 2-2 and went into double overtime when finally Alec Martinez of the Kings made the winning goal. The final score of the game was 3-2. It was a disappointing night for many New Yorkers, but Kings fans are rejoi...

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What you missed yesterday in sports...

Jun 13, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

First and foremost, for those of you who missed it, the World Cup opened yesterday! Host team Brazil defeated Croatia with a final score of 3-1. Neymar, Brazil's forward, was definitely one of the star players of the game.

This afternoon, the games continued first with Mexico and Cameroon. Mexico took the win with a fi...

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Recap: Game 3 of NBA Finals

Jun 12, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

As of Game 3 this past Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs are taking a 2-1 lead so far in this year's Finals. They grabbed another win, finishing the game 111-92 against the Miami Heat. The Spurs played remarkably, especially in the first half of the game, in which they set a Finals record, scoring a total of 71 points.

...

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Rangers are staying alive in the finals!

Jun 12, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

With a 3-0 series lead, things were looking down for the New York Rangers...but this all changed last night. The Rangers beat the kings 2-1 in yesterday's game, making the series score 3-1. This means there is still hope for the Rangers to win the Stanley Cup! If this happens, the Rangers will make history, as they will be the second...

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WORLD CUP 2014 BEGINS TOMORROW!

Jun 12, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Finally, the day we have all been waiting for...hours remain until the commencement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup!! It is a very exciting time for all sports lovers as some of the best teams in the world will be facing off to see who will become the next defending champion.

Tomorrow at 4 PM, Brazil and Croatia will be playing...

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Crunch Time for the Rangers

Jun 09, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

This past Saturday marked Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tension is high since the New York Rangers have lost to the Los Angeles Kings yet again. Game 2 went into overtime and the Kings took the win with a final score of 5-4. Previously, in Game 1, the Kings beat the Rangers 3-2.

The Rangers need to be at the top of their ...

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Recap: Game 2 of NBA Finals

Jun 09, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

What an exciting game! LeBron James was back and better than ever after his incident in Game 1. In Game 2, both teams put up a tough fight, but LeBron scored a total of 35 points and undoubtedly led the Miami Heat to its 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. This means that the series is now tied 1-1. 

The next ga...

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Recap: Game 1 of NBA Finals

Jun 07, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Game 1 of the NBA Finals definitely took some unexpected turns. First, to (literally) heat things up, there was an air conditioning malfunction in the AT&T Center during the game. This made playing conditions even more difficult as if the teams weren't already trying their hardest. Then, shockingly, toward the end of the game in the f...

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Next Thursday: World Cup Opening Game

Jun 04, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Next Thursday, June 12, is a big day in sports: the opening game of the 20th FIFA World Cup! This year will be the second time ever that Brazil hosted the World Cup. So to kick things off, host team Brazil will be playing against Croatia in the first game.

Fun fact: All of the four previous World Cups hosted in South America were wo...

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Game 1 of the NBA Finals TOMORROW!

Jun 04, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

Tomorrow night the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs will face off in Game 1 of the NBA Finals! The game is definitely going to be an exciting one, especially since two of basketball's most famous players, LeBron James and Tim Duncan, will be on the court. LeBron and Duncan have already played head-to-head in the past so...

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Miami Heat advances to the Finals!

Jun 02, 2014

by Ashley Goldman

This past Friday night, the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers battled in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals for a spot in the 2014 NBA Finals. The Heat was victorious with a final score of 117-92, meaning that they have earned the Eastern Conference winner title and will be advancing to the Finals for the fourth year in a row! This...

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Rangers make the Stanley Cup playoff finals for the first time since 1994!!

May 30, 2014

by Rachel Collins

Last nights game at Madison Square Garden was one to remember with the Rangers making their way to their first Stanley Cup final since 1994 with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Montreal.  Dominic Moore scored the lone goal in the second period and this marked the first time since 2008 that the Rangers didn’t need seven ...

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Game 6!!!

May 30, 2014

by Gabrielle Coolidge



The New York Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the NHL, having joined in 1926 as an expansion franchise. The Rangers were the first NHL franchise in the United States to win the Stanley Cup. Since then, they have won three subsequent Stanley Cup Titles in 1933, 1940 ad 1994 respectively. 

Tonights ga...

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