1. Pens Insider: Penalty Killing a Concern in Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Penguins have a problem. They are heavily reliant on their special teams — they're statistically average, hardly Stanley Cup-caliber, in five-on-five play this season — but are being betrayed by a historical strength...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 2 hours ago 84 reads 0 comments

  2. Mariners Prospect Ji-Man Choi Suspended 50 Games

    Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Seattle Mariners first base prospect Ji-Man Choi has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for methandienone, a banned performance-enhancing substance...

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  3. April 17th: News/Notes/Visits

    Last year, prior to the combine, I mentioned Travis Frederick was being whispered about as the surprise pick of round one (found here in the April 12th notes)...

    Noah Jampol Written by Noah Jampol about 2 hours ago 54 reads 0 comments

  4. Travis Browne Ticked off by Werdum's Insinuations of Dominating Training

    These days, Travis Browne is viewed as a gentleman outside the cage, polite and affable, but occasionally he will remind you that in his youth, he was known for a quick temper. It's rare to see that emotional side publicly displayed...

    Samantha Talavera Written by Samantha Talavera about 2 hours ago 478 reads 0 comments

  5. Mike Tyson Throws Out First Pitch at Pirates Game, Pretends to Bite Player's Ear

    The form may not have been pretty, but the result was a strike. Mike Tyson was in Pittsburgh to promote a boxing event Friday, so he stopped by PNC Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Thursday...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 3 hours ago 12,157 reads 29 comments

  6. Patience, Preparation Pay off for Udonis Haslem, Rashard Lewis

    For weeks in February, practically the only time Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis worked up a sweat on game nights was during the spirited pre-game 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 battles among Heat reserves...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 3 hours ago 51 reads 0 comments

  7. Gloucester Cleared of Scrum Mischief

    A Premiership Rugby review of Gloucester's decision to move to uncontested scrums against Bath has cleared them of wrongdoing...

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  8. The Top-3 Best and Worst Draft Picks for the Cowboys in the 2000′s

    The draft is fast approaching and I thought I would look at the top draft picks and worst draft picks from the year 2000 until now...

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  9. Cubs Announce Lineup to Face Reds

    Today's # Cubs lineup vs CIN: Bonifacio 2B, Lake LF, Rizzo 1B, Schierholtz RF, Castro SS, Sweeney CF, Castillo C, Valbuena 3B, Samardzija P.....

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  10. Johnson's Save Helps Avs Take Game 1 from Wild

    Erik Haula's clearing shot was headed for the empty net, all but securing the Minnesota Wild's Game 1 win Thursday night. As the puck slid down the ice, the crowd was holding its breath while defenseman Erik Johnson was racing after it...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 216 reads 0 comments

  11. New Orleans Saints Should Not Pass on C.J. Mosley

    On May 8 the New Orleans Saints will be called upon to make their selection with the 27th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but who are they to target? The draft is an opportunity ...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 3 hours ago 120 reads 0 comments

  12. Mel Kiper Mock Draft: Two Rounds, No Defensive Linemen

    Mel Kiper has released his latest effort at predicting the 2014 NFL draft. This one is peculiar for Dallas. It's a two-round mock and the Cowboys end up with exactly zero defensive linemen...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Kevin Conti about 3 hours ago 784 reads 0 comments

  13. Jordan Brand Classic 2014 Rosters: Top Recruits to Watch in All-Star Showcase

    The best high school basketball recruits in the country will once again be on display, this time in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic. A year ago, Julius Randle and Jabari Parker were named co-MVPs of the All-Star event...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 3 hours ago 69 reads 0 comments

  14. Your Best 11 Mailbag: The ACC Coastal Division, Hoosiers Football and More

    I was in New York getting ready for the draft with some B/R colleagues and folks. We are excited for what the offseason Super Bowl will bring come May...

    Michael Felder Written by Michael Felder about 3 hours ago 835 reads 0 comments

  15. Tom Powers: Wild Falter, but They Gave as Good as They Got

    Now this is more like the playoffs we remember. Last year's opening-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks was more of an exception than the rule...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 5 reads 0 comments

  16. Tampa Bay Lightning's Blueprint to a Deep Run in 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have the pieces and ability to make a deep run in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. They also have a blueprint for success. Game 1 of their opening-round series on April 16 against Montreal wasn ’t it...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about 3 hours ago 48 reads 0 comments

  17. NCAA President Mark Emmert Held #AskEmmert Q&A, and It Didn't Go so Well

    NCAA President Mark Emmert appeared on ESPN's Mike & Mike radio show Friday morning, ostensibly to help clean up some of the comments he's made about college unionization over the past month...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 hours ago 10,899 reads 21 comments

  18. Reds Announce Lineup vs. Cubs

    # Reds lineup vs # Cubs 4/18: Hamilton CF, Votto 1B, Phillips 2B, Bruce RF, Frazier 3B, Ludwick LF, Mesoraco C, Cozart SS, Simon P.....

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  19. Avalanche 5, Wild 4: Minnesota Blows Lead, Loses Playoff Opener in OT

    The Wild have talked about their resiliency and ability to overcome adversity so much it's become cliche...

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  20. Reviewing the Bears' drafts: 2012

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  21. Reviewing the Bears' drafts: 2013

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  22. Thunder Will Finish off Grizzlies Quickly in 'Tailor-Made Series'

    The Oklahoma City Thunder were a man down when they faced the Memphis Grizzlies in last year's playoffs...

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  23. Inexperienced Blue Jackets Aren't Intimidated

    Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski has been around the NHL long enough to know experience sometimes can be overrated...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 6 reads 0 comments

  24. Leighton Baines Pushes the Boundaries by Staying Put at Everton

    Leighton Baines is remembering his teenage days paying the 50p bus fare from Kirkby to Goodison Park in the hope he might get lucky. "I never had a ticket for the match but there would be lots of kids who just hung around," he recalls...

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  25. Hometown Bears to Give Guards Chris Watt, Zach Fulton a Look

    The path to the NFL has taken Notre Dame's Chris Watt and Tennessee 's Zach Fulton out of their comfort zones at guard, a position they've handled well at big-time programs...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 3 hours ago 37 reads 0 comments