1. Content To Shelve Strikeforce Rivalry: Melendez,Thomson Want To Fight MMA World

    Following their show-stealing slugfest Saturday night at "Strikeforce: Evolution," the general consensus seemed to be that a third installment was in store for the now-epic rivalry between Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez...

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  2. Strikeforce: Evolution Live Blog

    Bleacher Report is on hand at the HP Pavilion in San Jose for Showtime's Strikeforce: Evolution card, featuring the return of former Strikeforce World Middleweight Champion Cung Le in a three-round ...

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  3. Once San Jose State's Savior, It May Be Time for Dick Tomey To Step Down

    In the wake of last night's 62-7 drubbing--or shall we say, latest drubbing--at the hands of Nevada, San Jose State football has reached a crisis point. It's now easily the worst team in the WAC...

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  4. SJSU: A Season In Crisis, As Re-Told 21st Century Style

    Saturday night at Spartan Stadium, a swapping of WAC stature took place during the Idaho Vandals' 29-25 defeat of San Jose State...

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  5. SJSU: Has Brutal Scheduling Sabotaged 2009—and Beyond?

    After an 0-3 start to the season that has included two crushing defeats at the hands of Pac-10 programs, there may have never been a better time for San Jose State to be hosting an FCS opponent...

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  6. Week Three in Sparta: The Bill Walsh Legacy Game

    Heading into Week Three of the college football season, San Jose State's schedule eases up—ever so slightly. For the first time in 2009, the Spartans won't be facing a team that won a BCS ...

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  7. Spartans Hang Tough, But In Typical Fashion

    With the fifth year of Head Coach Dick Tomey under way at San Jose State, the time has come to start evaluating the legacy he'll leave behind once his tenure as the Spartans' coach is over...

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  8. No Time to Rest in Sparta: No. 17 Utah Next on the Slate

    On the heels of a 56-3 lambasting at the hands of Southern Cal, the road gets no easier this weekend for the Spartans of San Jose State, who must find a way to rebound from Week One's debacle in time to host No...

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  9. Fallout From Week One's Worst Body Bag Game

    In the weeks leading up to his team's season opener against USC, San Jose State Head Coach Dick Tomey kept stressing the positives of stepping up to a national powerhouse in a hostile environment...

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  10. The WAC Vs. the Big Six: 10 Potential Upsets in 2009

    While most teams within the BCS conferences have the luxury of lining their out-of-conference schedules with cream puffs from the lower conferences (or even divisions), those in conferences without an automatic BCS berth have no such luxuries...

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  11. 10 WAC Players That Could Challenge for All-American Status

    While most of the non-BCS attention of late has gone to the Mountain West Conference, their former conference has stolen a share of the spotlight in its own right...

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  12. Can San Jose State Spartans Draw Parallels to Successful '06 Team?

    With the two Pac-10 Bay Area college football squads seemingly on the upswing heading into the 2009 season, the lone non-BCS program in the Bay is predictably on the public spotlight's back burner...

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  13. Remarkable Fedor Signing for Strikeforce Is a Letdown for Fans

    When fledgling promotion Affliction ceased MMA operations a few weeks ago following the collapse of it's third fight card, the destination of heavyweight centerpiece Fedor Emelianenko was easily the hottest topic in the wake of the fallout...

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  14. A 49er Move (Not Too Far) Down South Makes Sense

    As the San Francisco 49ers' training camp opens and the 2009 season looms on the horizon, a number of issues pertaining to the roster and lineup are left to be resolved...

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  15. The 49ers Fine Print: Coffee Is Sealed, Crabtree Should Follow

    The official start of 49ers' training camp is just two days away, and with all but their first-round pick signed and sealed, the new 49ers' regime appears to have their assignments in check...

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  16. False Kimo Leopoldo Story a Lesson for B/R Writers

    If you limit your MMA Internet surfing to this site and the mainstream sports media outlets, you might not know that former UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo was reported (and supposedly "confirmed") ...

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  17. MMA's Stars of Inconsistency

    Along the course of his or her competitive career, an MMA fighter is almost certain to navigate peaks and valleys--a series of highs and lows defined by tremendous victories and agonizing defeats...

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  18. Sports Cheats and Scandals: "As Long As It's MY Guy, It's Okay"

    It's July 3rd baseball fans, which means it's time to cue up that popular Manny Ramirez soundbyte: "I'm baaaaaaack......

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  19. Ten of the Most Dominant Ground Fighters in MMA Today

    Probably the most complex part of mixed martial arts, ground fighting has the distinction of being what sets MMA apart from other combat sports, and at the same time what often turns off the casual fan...

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  20. The All-Time Greatest San Francisco 49ers Offense

    With preseason about two months away and major pro football news being of short supply, what better time than now to take a nostalgic look at some of the greatest to ever don the 49er Red and ...

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  21. Win Or Lose, Marquee Fights Await Faber

    This Sunday when former WEC World Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber steps into the cage in front of his hometown Sacramento crowd, he'll be venturing back into mostly unfamiliar territory...

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  22. Ryan Bennett: Remembering a True MMA Pioneer

    If you are a "post TUF" fan of mixed martial arts—in other words, began following the sport once it hit mainstream acceptance—you most likely missed out on a number of early MMA figures that had profound impacts on the sport...

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  23. Breaking Down the Week By Week Schedule of the 2009 49ers

    As OTAs wrap up and with preseason within the five-month horizon, the San Francisco 49ers could have as many question marks surrounding their team as any other club in the league...

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  24. UFC 98 Reflections: 205 Is Stacked, Other MMA Divisions See Shakeups

    In the aftermath of UFC 98, a stellar card that produced a third new light heavyweight champion in as many defenses, one thing is clear about MMA's top promotion: The balance of power, talent-wise, has switched back to the 205-pound division...

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  25. San Francisco 49ers: Untapped Potential Awaits Jimmy Raye

    While my phone stays quite active during the regular season, with back and forth texting banter between friends and I as the football games unfold, it's a rare occurrence that a preseason ...

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