1. Why Mariano Rivera, Brian Wilson and Other MLB Closers Are Irrelevant

    The Major League Baseball season to this point has demonstrated a very significant point about the modern game that no one seems to be getting: The role of closer doesn't matter...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about 2 years ago 949 reads 2 comments

  2. Canadian Football League: Better Than the NFL?

    Which league is better, the CFL or the NFL ? This is a question that has perplexed football fans north of the 49th Parallel since the dawn of time, or so it seems...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about 2 years ago 16,031 reads 55 comments

  3. National Lacrosse League: Paul Rabil Traded to Rochester Knighthawks

    The Rochester Knighthawks acquired all-star transition Paul Rabil this week from the Edmonton Rush as the summer trade and free agent season heats up in the NLL...

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  4. National Lacrosse League: Calgary Roughnecks Part Ways with Dave Pym

    The Calgary Roughnecks announced that they would not be renewing the contract of head coach Dave Pym. From the team's site: “Decisions like this are always difficult to make,” said Roughnecks General Manager Mike Board...

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  5. Calgary Flames: Goodbye Olli Jokinen, Hello Jiri Hudler

    This week, the Calgary Flames said goodbye to veteran forward Olli Jokinen and hello to his replacement, Jiri Hudler, according to NHL .com...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 1,249 reads 9 comments

  6. NBA: The Case for Wilt Chamberlain as the Best Ever

    With two of the very best active players in LeBron James and Kevin Durant currently playing in the NBA Finals, it is not uncommon to see the age-old debate of who was the best ever come up...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 9,402 reads 76 comments

  7. NASCAR: Danica Patrick Deserves to Be on the Circuit

    Danica Patrick is the race car driver everyone loves to hate. To be fair, she brings some of that heat on herself...

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  8. Everth Cabrera and Alexi Amarista Turning Things Around with San Diego Padres

    The San Diego Padres made some big changes to their middle infield on May 18 when they released veteran second baseman Orlando Hudson , put veteran shortstop Jason Bartlett on ...

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  9. National Lacrosse League 2012: Rochester Knighthawks Win Champion's Cup

    The hometown Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Edmonton Rush 9-6 Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena to win the 2012 Champion's Cup . This was Rochester's first championship since 2007...

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  10. National Lacrosse League 2012: Champion's Cup Preview and Predictions

    The stage is now set for the NLL 's final game of the year. The Edmonton Rush will face the Rochester Knighthawks in a Champion's Cup game that no one would have predicted just a couple weeks ago...

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  11. Albert Pujols and the LA Angels: Long-Term Deals for Old Guys Are a Bad Bet

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free agent Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $240 million contract during baseball's offseason. His career ...

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  12. National Lacrosse League: Round 2 Previews and Predictions

    The first round of the NLL playoffs saw the top two teams in the regular season bow out early, making the quest for the Champion's Cup wide open to whichever team wants it the most...

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  13. Edmonton Rush Rout Calgary Roughnecks in First Round of NLL Playoffs

    The Edmonton Rush pulled off a major upset on Saturday night when they destroyed the Calgary Roughnecks 19-11 in front of just over 11,000 stunned fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome...

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  14. Mariano Rivera Injury Won't Affect the New York Yankees in the Slightest

    Everyone in Yankee Nation is fretting right now over the knee injury sustained by Mariano Rivera . What will New York do? Who will replace the best closer of all time? Can the ...

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  15. National Lacrosse League 2012: Round 1 Previews and Predictions

    Following an exciting final weekend of the NLL regular season, the playoff picture is now set. It is a rare season in any sport when a record is broken, even in a relatively young league like the NLL...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 498 reads 0 comments

  16. National Lacrosse League 2012: Week 17 Previews and Predictions

    Week 16 action in the National Lacrosse League sealed up the remaining playoff spots and left the defending West Division champs on the outside looking in. The final weekend will decide who plays whom in the East...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 216 reads 0 comments

  17. National Lacrosse League 2012: Nolan Heavenor Scores an Incredible Goal

    Part of the reason the Calgary Roughnecks just finished their NLL season with the best record in the league for the second straight year is, that they have a ton of offensive weapons...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 256 reads 0 comments

  18. National Lacrosse League 2012: Week 16 Previews and Predictions

    The NLL playoff picture is continuing to come into focus. After last week's games, both the Minnesota Swarm and Rochester Knighthawks have earned playoff berths. This leaves two spots open for the three teams still on the outside looking in...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 500 reads 1 comments

  19. Brian Wilson Injury: Why It Will Not Matter to the San Francisco Giants

    Brian Wilson 's season may have come to an abrupt end this weekend with the announcement that he will likely have to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a damaged elbow...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 305 reads 2 comments

  20. National Lacrosse League 2012: Week 15 Previews and Predictions

    After last week's NLL action, we now have four of the eight playoff spots locked down, a lead change in the race for first in the East, and yet another record set in a record-setting season...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 337 reads 1 comments

  21. National Lacrosse League 2012: Week 14 Previews and Predictions

    Week 13 of the National Lacrosse League schedule made the playoff picture a little clearer. It also featured some records being set...

    Jim Flannery Written by Jim Flannery about over 2 years ago 194 reads 3 comments

  22. National Lacrosse League 2012: Week 13 Previews and Predictions

    The National Lacrosse League saw some interesting developments last weekend, including having two teams lock up playoff spots and the all-time winningest coach blast his team after yet another poor performance...

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  23. Calgary Flames: Window Closing on NHL Playoff Contention

    The Calgary Flames have snuck into the final playoff spot a couple times in recent weeks. Since then, however, they have floundered...

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  24. National Lacrosse League 2012: Week 12 Preview and Predictions

    The National Lacrosse League's trade deadline came and went with a couple of intriguing moves, but nothing earth-shattering. The biggest move was the Colorado Mammoth reacquiring Jamie Shewchuk from the Minnesota Swarm...

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  25. National Lacrosse League 2012: Week 11 Preview and Predictions

    Last weekend was a busy one on the NLL schedule, with six games played over three days. In the East, Philadelphia moved into sole possession of first place, while in the West, ...

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