1. 2009-'10 Conference USA Preview Issue: East Carolina

    Even in Conference USA, it is difficult to make it into the first division without top-notch talent. Just ask East Carolina’s Mack McCarthy...

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  2. Dodgers-Phillies: Joe Torre Compounds Blunders by Ignoring Matchups

    Joe Torre is a Hall of Fame manager. Take that to the bank. Play the Lottery with it. Bet the mortgage. Use your wife and kids as collateral, if you like...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 297 reads 29 comments

  3. Los Angeles-St. Louis: Dodgers Eschew Formula, Sweep Two from Cards at Home

    Two down, one to go. My fellow Dodgers Featured Columnist, P.J. Ross, and I have been saying the same thing for the past few days: Not only was it imperative for the Boys in ...

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  4. Underestimate Josh Pastner and Memphis at Your Own Risk in 2009-10

    A lot of people are sleeping on Memphis basketball.   Just to review: yes, we’re aware that John Calipari is no longer the head coach here in the Bluff City...

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  5. Prayer for a Los Angeles Dodgers Fan

    Dear God, I don’t know what to call you, but most faiths find it appropriate to refer to you as just “God” with a capital “G,” so I hope you can deal with that...

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  6. Jerry "the King" Lawler Has Had More Impact than Any Other Wrestler

    According to paleontologists, something monumental and unprecedented in Terran history occurred some 65 million years ago...

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  7. Creature vs. Creature: Delpo Has a Slim Chance of Toppling Federer

    For J. A. Allen's take on why/how Roger Federer will win, click here This year’s U.S. Open final has an unexpected matchup. That Roger Federer is in the contest is no surprise...

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  8. U.S. Open's Appeal Reaches New Heights in 2009

    At Rob York’s behest, Ray Tannock, Ryan Michael and I loosely collaborated on this, a variation of a Creature vs...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 398 reads 72 comments

  9. In the Zone with Serena Williams

    For the previous installment in the series, Rob York's In the Zone with Martina Hingis, please click here Bigger. Stronger. Faster. Better...

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  10. Los Angeles-San Francisco: Kuroda Wins Biggest Game of the Year So Far

    Hiroki Kuroda gave up two runs on just three hits in eight strong innings, and the Dodgers touched-up Merkin Valdez and Bob Howry in a five-run seventh inning in a 10-3 Dodger rout to open a ...

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  11. Los Angeles Dodger Fans: Stop Worrying, That's Joe Torre's Job

    If you’ve followed the National League West this season, complete this sentence: Things are getting very ________ (fill in the blank, depending upon your allegiance)...

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  12. Creature Vs. Creature: Hand of Stone Pummels Ali in a Thriller

    For Rajat Jain’s counterpoint, arguing Tsonga’s chance to win, please click here It has been mentioned ad infinitum that Jo Wilfried-Tsonga bears a striking resemblance ...

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  13. Pierre Henderson-Niles Facing Last Chance to Be Memphis' Big Man on Campus

    Talent. Dedication. Hard work. These are some of the key ingredients in the soup of life; it only makes sense that the attributes would be crucial to the success of a young basketball star signing a scholarship at a Division I basketball powerhouse...

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  14. Los Angeles Dodgers Update: The Return of Hiroki Kuroda, and Other Facts

    The Return of Hiroki Kuroda As if the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers (80-55) didn’t have enough options in the starting rotation already, Joe Torre has announced ...

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  15. In the Zone with Stefan Edberg

    To check out the previous installment of the series, "In the Zone with Rafael Nadal," by Clarabella Bevis, please click here. Stefan Bengt Edberg is, by almost any measure, a true tennis legend...

    Leroy Watson Jr. Written by Leroy Watson Jr. about almost 5 years ago 702 reads 24 comments

  16. If Roger Federer Were an Animal, Which Would He Be?

    Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player of his generation. There are no real questions about that. But don't you get bored with the tedious comparisons of Fed to other players? I know I do...

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  17. Los Angeles Dodgers Special Report: What's the Deal with Manny Ramirez? Pt. 2

    This is the continuation of an article, inspired by fellow Featured Columnist PJ Ross, dealing with the recent hitting struggles of Los Angeles Dodgers star Manny Ramirez...

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  18. Los Angeles Dodgers Special Report: What's the Deal with Manny Ramirez?

    My fellow Dodger Featured Columnist, PJ Ross, inspired the following with an article you can read by clicking this hyperlink...

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  19. Los Angeles Dodgers Hope Lightning Strikes Again with Vicente Padilla Signing

    Manny Ramirez paid huge dividends for the Los Angeles Dodgers last fall. However, how many Dodger fans can confidently—and honestly—say that they had zero trepidation ...

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  20. Memphis Appealing NCAA Decision, but Is that Enough?

    I have never been more disappointed in the University of Memphis basketball program than I am right now. I feel as if, after all these years, the childlike innocence and blue-tinted glasses have been violently stripped from me...

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  21. Los Angeles Dodgers Down on the Farm: Andrew Lambo & Ethan Martin

    Welcome to the next installment of Los Angeles Dodgers Down on the Farm. This week, we will meet the team’s best position prospect, corner outfielder Andrew Lambo, and righthanded pitcher Ethan Martin...

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  22. Sports and STEM: What Are the Ramifications?

    Some of you might have noticed a new article tag on Bleacher Report. It is called “Sports and STEM.” Just what is it, when can it be applied, and why was it created? What ...

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  23. Toyota Tundra 200: A Hands-On Experience I'll Never Forget

    Have you ever—either when you were a child or a teen, or perhaps in your adult years—been given a present that you built up in your mind to such an insane degree that, looking back, ...

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  24. Ron Hornaday Jr. Dominates the Competition at the Toyota Tundra 200

    Ron Hornaday Jr. brought home a dominating victory in tonight’s Toyota Tundra 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Early in the race, Hornaday, Jr. seemed to struggle keeping pace with the truck of pole-sitter Timothy Peters, driving the No...

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  25. Quick Hits from the Toyota Tundra 200 Truck Race

    Ron Hornaday, Jr. (right) poses for fans as his crew looks on Live from the Infield at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, TN, on the outskirts of Music City, U.S.A. Hornaday, Jr...

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