1. NHL Playoffs 2012: Is the Media Biased Against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins?

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the darlings of the National Hockey League since 2005, when Sidney Crosby joined the league as a young 18-year-old phenom...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about over 2 years ago 1,693 reads 59 comments

  2. MLB 2012 Season Preview and Predictions

    Baseball is finally back. Thursday marked the start of the 2012 Major League Baseball season, and needless to say, it's about time...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about over 2 years ago 1,321 reads 0 comments

  3. Peyton Manning: Why the 49ers and Titans Make Sense, and Why Denver Is Out

    The Peyton Manning sweepstakes hit a new high when it was reported late last week that the San Francisco 49ers held a secret and private workout with the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about almost 3 years ago 2,121 reads 3 comments

  4. March Madness: Why Kentucky's Loss in SEC Tourney May Be a Blessing in Disguise

    Well, it finally happened. For the first time in their last 24 games, the Kentucky Wildcats finally lost...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about almost 3 years ago 360 reads 4 comments

  5. Seattle Mariners: Is This a Make-It or Break-It Year for Justin Smoak?

    The Seattle Mariners know a thing or two about trading a top-notch pitcher for a top hitting prospect. Back in 2010, the Seattle Mariners were dangling pitcher Cliff Lee to the highest bidder...

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  6. Seattle Mariners: Why Jesus Montero May Have Been the Best Move This Offseason

    On MLB Network's show, Hot Stove , former major leaguers Billy Ripken and Larry Bowa were having a discussion regarding newly acquired Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda...

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  7. Major League Baseball: Top 10 Moves of the Off-Season

    Prior to the start of the 1966 season, the Cincinnati Reds traded eight time All-Star outfielder Frank Robinson to the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Dick Simpson and pitchers Milt Pappas and Jack Baldschun...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about almost 3 years ago 932 reads 0 comments

  8. Seattle Mariners Pitcher Felix Hernandez Exhibits Rare Sports Trait: Loyalty

    The Seattle Mariners have been one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball three of the last four seasons and haven't made the playoffs since 2001. The last two seasons alone, Seattle has won just 128 games and lost 196...

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  9. Oakland Athletics Make Splash, Sign Cuban Star Yoenis Cespedes

    The Oakland Athletics are led by a man who has become the face of Moneyball , the idea that winning baseball teams can be built by valuing baseball statistics like on-base percentage more rather than batting average and home runs...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about almost 3 years ago 350 reads 0 comments

  10. Super Bowl 2012: Has Tom Brady Lost His Title of Big-Game Hunter?

    From 2001 to 2006, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were 12-1 in the NFL playoffs. The 12 wins included three Super Bowl titles in 2001, 2003 and 2004. He was being compared to the greatest quarterback of all time, Joe Montana...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about almost 3 years ago 390 reads 3 comments

  11. Indianapolis Colts Preparing to Move on Without Peyton Manning

    At the conclusion of the 1992 season, the San Francisco 49ers front office was faced with a decision that would ultimately shake up their franchise forever...

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  12. NFL Playoffs: 30 Years Later "The Catch" May Not Have Happened with Rule Changes

    January 10, 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of what may be the most iconic moment in professional football ever...

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  13. Mark Sanchez: Blame Everybody but New York Jets QB for Season Failure

    For the first time in his young career, Mark Sanchez will not be in the NFL Playoffs. And for the rest of the AFC, that may be a good thing. In six career playoff games, Sanchez is 4-2, and his list of wins is impressive...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about almost 3 years ago 619 reads 4 comments

  14. Steroids: Does MLB Owe Kemp, Voters and Fans an Apology for Late Discolosure?

    On Saturday morning, Major League Baseball dropped a bombshell when they announced that the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player, Ryan Braun , had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs— PEDs for short...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 333 reads 0 comments

  15. Albert Pujols: Los Angeles Angels Bet Their Future on 'The Machine'

    For the past couple of offseasons, the Los Angeles Angels have come out losers during the free agency period...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 200 reads 0 comments

  16. Tim Tebow: Is Criticism of Denver QB Valid or Biased?

    Tim Tebow may be the most watched quarterback in the National Football League today. He may also be the most criticized in the league, although all of it may not entirely be based on his football skills or lack there of...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 1,054 reads 2 comments

  17. Monday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs Offense Embarasses on National Display

    One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were champions of the AFC West. They hosted a home playoff game, and had an explosive offense and a young and ferocious defense. Oh, what difference a year makes...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 444 reads 2 comments

  18. MLB: With Sale of Astros and Realignment, Is a Shortened Season Next?

    Back in June, I wrote an article detailing five ideas on how to improve Major League Baseball . In the piece, among other things, I wrote that Major League Baseball ought to realign ...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 398 reads 0 comments

  19. Baltimore Ravens: With Sweep over Steelers, Is Flacco Finally over the Hump?

    Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. This has essentially been the label assigned to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who in his brief four-year career, has never been able to get over the hump that is the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 392 reads 5 comments

  20. Texas Rangers: Mike Napoli Joins List of Unsung World Series Heroes

    In a span of just four days in January, Mike Napoli, a 17th-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels back in 2005, was traded from the Angels to the Blue Jays , then to the Texas Rangers ...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 616 reads 0 comments

  21. Joe Girardi: Did Yankees Skipper Cost Team with Layoff During Final Week?

    With one week to go in the 2011 Major League Baseball season, the New York Yankees had accomplished everything they had set out to do...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 1,039 reads 20 comments

  22. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Smith, One Year Later, Jeers Turn to Cheer vs. Eagles

    One year ago, before a nationally televised prime-time game on NBC, Alex Smith was booed by the hometown crowd. On Sunday, he may have finally won them over...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 831 reads 10 comments

  23. MLB: Why the Boston Red Sox September Collapse Is Overrated

    Now that the dust has settled on what baseball writers are calling the single biggest collapse in baseball history, with due diligence and devoid of emotion, we can begin to examine what happened to the Boston Red Sox ...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 314 reads 17 comments

  24. New York Yankees' Lack of Competitiveness vs. Rays May Come Back to Haunt Them

    Make no mistake, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees don't like each other. It's the kind of rivalry that you have to be a fan of either team in order to truly understand...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 901 reads 41 comments

  25. NFL: Is 49ers Loss to the Dallas Cowboys a Morale Victory?

    The Alex Smith-led San Francisco 49ers were not supposed to be competitive on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys . Dallas was too skilled, too much a veteran team and just too talented for the young, upstart and immature 49ers...

    Orly Rios Jr. Written by Orly Rios Jr. about 3 years ago 300 reads 4 comments