July 22, 2014

Five NFL Training Camp Battles That Could Decide a Playoff Spot

Good teams don’t have many weak spots to begin with, and if there are any obvious holes as the offseason gets started, they’re usually taken care of with a chunk of money in free agency or an early pick come draft time. There are times, though, when the options run out and one or two spots still hang in the air. That’s what training camp is for.

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Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait With a Troubled Superstar

The sale of Suárez wasn’t surprising (he tried to force his exit from the club last summer). It was Fenway Sports Group’s speed in acting on Suárez’s post–World Cup exit that surprised many. It shouldn’t have, though. After all, this ownership group has had to do this before.

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About Last Night: Cheery O’s

In case you were busy taking a ride into the danger zone with Wes Welker, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday.

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July 21, 2014

(F)unorthodox: On the New Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Mind of Jason Kidd

There are countless magic shows in Las Vegas unworthy of your time, but the one that was worthy, the one conveniently right in front of you, you probably missed anyway.

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College Football Season Is Officially Here

Did you feel it in the air this morning? It was a long, dark night, but dawn is here now. Football season. College football season, to be exact. SEC football season, to be even more exact. None of it can start without someone getting punched in the face by an Alabama fan.

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For the Chicago Cubs, the Time Is Now-ish

This post is written for those fringe Cubs fans, the ones who claim to love the team but have fallen off recently because “something feels different.” Well, guys, it’s time to come back. Our time is now. And by now, I mean in like a season or two.

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Houston, You Have a Problem

Saying that the Houston Astros “failed to sign no. 1 draft pick Brady Aiken” is true, but it also isn’t the whole story. Because the whole story reveals how a professional sports team screwed over a teenager after its master plan to nickel-and-dime him proved not to be masterful enough.

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Your Las Vegas Summer League Awards

The championship game is set. Rockets-Kings, Monday night at 9 ET. This is for all the marbles. This is for the cheaply made trophy. This is for the zirconia championship ring (one per team) and the free buffet (Circus Circus). And these … are your Summer League Awards. The Debut: Nerlens Noel, Sixers The biggest obstacle to […]

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An Update on What All 32 Starting Quarterbacks Are Doing (SPOILER: Nick Foles Is Kickboxing)

Sooner than you can say “Hey, look, there’s Johnny Manziel drinking on an inflatable swan,” the NFL will be back, and that means it’s time to check in on the 32 starting quarterbacks who will be earning our ire two months from now.

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The Rory Coaster Reaches Its Apex at the British Open

There’s never really been a period of time when it has been boring to be Rory McIlroy, but it’s a fair guess that 2014 is already a strong contender for Most Interesting Year of His Life.

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About Last Weekend: The Unwritten Rules

In case you were busy betting big on your son’s future sporting accomplishments, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend.

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