Archive for March, 2013

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The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees is one of the most iconic rivalries in not just baseball, but in all of sports.

On Monday afternoon in the Bronx, 22 year old Jackie Bradley will become the first rookie to draw an Opening Day starting assignment from the Red Sox since Shea Hillenbrand in 2001 and the youngest left fielder for the Sox since Yaz in 1961 and ’62, and have the honor of participating in this great rivalry.

The news was given to Bradley on a fight to the Bronx by manager, John Farrell, on Saturday evening.  Read the rest of this entry »

Total Sports Babes Bracket Rd5

Down goes another #1 seed!  Johnny Football’s girlfriend Sarah Savage knocked off Kate Upton in the Sweet 16.  9 seed Gemma Atkinson rolls on as does 10 seed Michelle Jenneke.  Who will make it to the Final 4?  Vote for your favorites through Wednesday.

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**WARNING** The upcoming video of Kevin Ware’s brutal leg injury during the Elite 8 game vs Duke is NOT for the faint of heart.  While attempting to block a shot, Kevin Ware of the Louisville Cardinals lands awkwardly and breaks his leg, in addition to possible knee damage (video after the jump): Read the rest of this entry »

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MLB National League Preview

March 31, 2013 by

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Baseball season is officially here. This offseason was one unlike any we have seen in recent history. The Upton brothers joined forces in Atlanta, the Dodgers have spent a boatload of money to improve their roster, and the reigning World Series champs are ready to defend their title.  Right now, every team in the MLB is tied for first place with a 0-0 record. Here’s how I see each National League division playing out.

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MLB American League Preview

March 31, 2013 by

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Baseball season is officially here. This offseason was one unlike any we have seen in recent history. The usual big spenders like the Yankees and the Red Sox didn’t spend big money, and smaller market teams like the Blue Jays were the ones breaking the bank. Right now, every team in the MLB is tied for first place with a 0-0 record. Here’s how I see the American League divisions playing out.

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Last night’s Elite Eight games were pretty amazing. Syracuse/Marquette was a classic Big East, physical brawl that proved Cuse was the real deal. The Ohio State/Wichita State was one for the ages. I didn’t think the Shockers could pull off the upset, but they proved that they were the better team, at least for last night. However, when the Elite Eight schedule was released, I circled both of Sunday’s games as “must see” TV. Here’s how I see them playing out.

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The Sweet Sixteen was awesome. Another great two days of college basketball. We saw Trey Burke lead Michigan to an unbelievable comeback win against Kansas. We saw Aaron Craft and Ohio State on the brink of elimination again, but nonetheless prevail, and we even saw Syracuse’s zone stifle arguably the most potent offense in college basketball. But all those games are over, and we’re now onto the Elite Eight games. With a trip to the Final Four on the line, here’s how I see the games playing out.

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The Chicago Cubs have played at Wrigley Field since 1916. Ivy covered brick wall in the outfield, the manual scoreboard, the bleachers, and of course the red marquee out front that welcomes you to the Friendly Confines. All of these things help make Wrigley such an iconic ballpark, and are a key part of the history of the baseball team on the North Side of Chicago. I personally cannot even imagine a world where the Cubs are not playing in Wrigley, but things are developing, and it is starting to seem like a possibility. Could the Cubs actually move out of the Friendly Confines?

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Former MLB superstar Manny Ramirez made his home debut with the EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Baseball League Wednesday night. He is by far the biggest name to ever play in the league.  Fans throughout the stadium made signs supporting Manny, but one has stuck out from the rest.

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The first three rounds of this year’s NCAA Tournament have been nothing short of spectacular. We’ve seen more than a fair share of nail biters, buzzer beaters, and most importantly, major upsets. After all the smoke cleared from what was a chaotic first weekend, we are left with sixteen teams standing. On Friday, the Midwest and South Region’s Sweet Sixteen matchups will take place. We’ll see the instate battle for Florida bragging rights. We’ll see two power conference tournament champions face off, two mid-major schools trying to prove themselves, and lastly, a coaching matchup between two of the best to ever it. Here’s how I see each game playing out.

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