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- Rio Olympics Prove How Sports Can Bring People Together
As we were approaching the start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, all we heard about was the negative. Security for the games, Zika virus concerns and pollution in the waters where competitions were to be held dominated the airwaves. The doping scandal against numerous Russian athletes also had it's share of press run leading up
- Tim Tebow Trying Out For Baseball? Sounds Like A Stretch To Me
Tim Tebow, who is a former NFL quarterback and current anaylst on ESPN's SEC Network, is scheduled to workout for numerous MLB teams Aug. 30. Most people who have read the articles on this site, or have listened to a webcast or two, know I have been a supporter of Tebow's. Having said that, I'm not too sure how I feel about this venture. I believe
- How Do We Remember Alex Rodriguez?
On Sunday, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez announced he would retire from the game of baseball after playing his final game Friday in Yankee Stadium against the Tampa Bay Rays. Afterwords, he will be in the team's organization as a special adviser. This marks the end of a 22-year career, of a man who has seen the good and bad during h
- Bell Wants A Max-Deal? His Actions Show Otherwise
As a huge fan of sports, I have never been able to understand why people who have the opportunity to play sports at the highest level would put themselves in a position to throw it all away. The latest player in question makes his living in the NFL, namely Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell, according to multiple reports, is in dan
- How Was Westbrook Holding Durant Back in OKC?
Whenever something big happens in the 24/7 news cycle, we can bet it will get analyzed each and every way possible. The same applies to small forward Kevin Durant, and his decision to join the Golden State Warriors via free agency. Durant's old team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, is now left to pick up the pieces after losing one of the best players i
- Serge Ibaka trade: A big blow or not?
Orlando Magic were quick enough to trade Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and number 11 pick on Thursday nights draft Domantas Sabonis for one of their big guns Serge Ibaka, but the question on everyone's lips is, is this trade a good one for the Magic? Ibaka an amazing and tough player, was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 24th pick i
- NBA Draft 2016
My take on the 2016 NBA draft! It was down to the wire Thursday night at the Barclays Center, where sixty college prospects were drafted into the NBA. After the mock draft held on Wednesday, few had speculated the draft could go either way, to the surprise of many, there were a few changes, which left people wondering how it will eventually end.
- Love Him or Hate Him, James Exceeds Expectations
When LeBron James entered the NBA before the 2003-'04 season, he came in with expectations most people wouldn't dare try to meet. James' career has been one of the most pressure-filled and analyzed perhaps in the history of sports, but the pressure he faces probably isn't more intense then it is from his home region of northeast Ohio. James carries
- No More Splash For The Warriors
We all know the Cleveland Cavaliers did the impossible and overcame a 3-1 series deficit to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals a few nights ago. The Cavaliers deserve all of the credit for completing this, and I'm one of those people who likes to give credit to the winners instead of laying blame on the losers. Having said that, it
- Different Year, And Apparently Same Result For Cavs
Before we dive into how bleak things look for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their NBA Finals rematch against the Golden State Warriors, I want to say I understand this series is a long way from being over, at least technically. After all, the Cavs are coming back home after getting blasted in Games 1 and 2 in the Bay Area, so things can turn around wi
- Green Ruling Highlights Inconsistency In NBA's Front Office
We have all seen the kick that was the talk of the sports world on Monday. Just in case anyone went on a strike against any outlet of news, I'm talking about Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green kicking Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the private parts in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals Sunday night in Oklahoma Ci
- Can We Please Stop Complaining About Missed Calls?
Here we are, watching the reality show we like to call the NBA Playoffs. Since we are talking about postseason play, the attention should be on the teams who are left competing for the championship, but of course, it's the officiating that seems to get all of the headlines. Before I get into why all of the crying about the referees has to stop, let