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  • Time for Major League Baseball to ban the infield shift

    Time for Major League Baseball to ban the infield shift

    MLB managers are implementing defensive shifts more often than ever, according to a July 5 report from Newsday. The infield shift, which occurs when the third baseman and shortstop slide over to make it more difficult for lefty power-hitters to find gaps, is extremely popular in the pro ranks. The...
  • Troy Tulowitzki, Charlie Blackmon of Colorado Rockies named to NL All-Star team

    Troy Tulowitzki, Charlie Blackmon of Colorado Rockies named to NL All-Star team

    There haven't been many bright spots for the Colorado Rockies as of late, but the team got some good news today. Two of their players, Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon, have been named to the National League's All-Star team the MLB announced. For Tulowitzki, the NL's leading vote-getter, it's a...
  • Report: Veteran Mike Miller to visit Denver Nuggets this week

    Report: Veteran Mike Miller to visit Denver Nuggets this week

    It's no secret the Denver Nuggets are looking for shooting. They've already traded for veteran shooting guard Arron Afflalo, who's blossomed into a solid all-around player since last playing with the team. Now, the Nuggets are interested in the services of 34-year old Mike Miller, according to a...
  • Kings fans should be more gracious

    Kings fans should be more gracious

    The Los Angeles Kings are finally an NHL powerhouse. After many years of mediocrity, the team stands alone atop the mountain. The last three seasons have yielded three straight trips to the Conference final, and two championships. The players are excited about the future, as the team looks to be on...
  • Report: Denver Nuggets to have first round pick Jusuf Nurkic in fall

    Report: Denver Nuggets to have first round pick Jusuf Nurkic in fall

    Despite conflicting reports, the Denver Nuggets will have first round pick Jusuf Nurkic in camp in fall. That's according to Denver Post beat writer Chris Dempsey, who's the media member most in the know of the team's plans. Dempsey tweeted today, “Contrary to reports, the contract buyout for...
  • UFC 175 preview: Will Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman remain undefeated?

    UFC 175 preview: Will Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman remain undefeated?

    Two UFC titles will be put on the line this weekend at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, according to a July 4 report from FOX Sports. UFC 175, part of the 2014 edition of International Fight Week, will be headlined with an exciting middleweight title fight between undefeated New York standout Chris Weidman (1...
  • Former Saints cornerback Jabari Greer not sure on NFL return

    Former Saints cornerback Jabari Greer not sure on NFL return

    Last season, New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer suffered a gruesome knee injury in the middle of November that ended his season. Unfortunately, it ended up completing his career with the Saints as he was released after the season was over. Sadly, it may have also ended his entire...
  • World Cup reporters criticized for unprofessional behavior

    World Cup reporters criticized for unprofessional behavior

    Several journalists covering the 2014 World Cup have been spotted asking athletes for autographs and taking fan photos with them, according to a July 4 report from Yahoo! Sports. Besides the autograph and photo-seeking media members at the World Cup, Chilean reporter Jhendelyn Nunez took bizarre...
  • Jair Jurrjens faces Clayton Kershaw in Colorado Rockies' fireworks game

    Jair Jurrjens faces Clayton Kershaw in Colorado Rockies' fireworks game

    Sometimes, life can be pretty ironic. Jair Jurrjens, who was acquired in a trade only two days ago, has been promoted to the starting pitcher of tonight's game. That's not the ironic part, though. While this will be Jurrjens first start in over a year, he's going against Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • Five ways New York Yankees could bolster their roster before MLB Trade Deadline

    Five ways New York Yankees could bolster their roster before MLB Trade Deadline

    Masahiro Tanaka (12-3) helped the New York Yankees snap a season-high five-game losing streak by turning in seven innings of quality work on Thursday night at Target Field in a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins, according to a July 4 report from MLB.com. The Yankees are now 42-42, three and a...
  • Colorado Rockies trade for pitcher Jair Jurrjens

    Colorado Rockies trade for pitcher Jair Jurrjens

    The Colorado Rockies are trying to improve their starting pitching. At least it seems that way. Halfway through the 2014 season, the Rockies have used a total of 12 starting pitchers, which is the most among any team in the major leagues. Of course, losing starters Brett Anderson, Tyler Chatwood and...
  • Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson thinks the Falcons have NFL's best WR combo

    Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson thinks the Falcons have NFL's best WR combo

    When it comes to the NFL, there are really no better compliments than those you can get from your teammates and especially those playing across the field from you. When that compliment comes from one of the best in the game, it means even more. So when Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson...
  • Time for New York Mets to take Daisuke Matsuzaka out of starting rotation

    Time for New York Mets to take Daisuke Matsuzaka out of starting rotation

    New York Mets starting pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka, is at risk of being demoted to the bullpen after giving up 10 runs in his last two appearances, according to a July 2 report from the New York Daily News. Matsuzaka, 33, provided the Mets with some solid innings during the first two months of the...
  • Colorado Avalanche attack free agency with a fury

    Colorado Avalanche attack free agency with a fury

    After failing to make the playoffs the previous three seasons, Colorado enjoyed a resurgence in 2013-14, going 52-22-8. With Patrick Roy as the head coach, there seemed to be a new energy, a ferociousness that was lacking before. The Avs quickly responded and went back to the postseason last year...
  • Acclaimed action sports commentator Sal Masekela talks about his music

    Acclaimed action sports commentator Sal Masekela talks about his music

    Sal Masekela is probably best known for hosting ESPN’s Summer and Winter X Games for 13 years. His effortless, down-to-earth candor — maintained even when reporting from atop a gondola lift suspended 1,500 feet in the air — has proven time and again to be a favorite among action sports enthusiasts...
  • New college football playoff needs integrity to have legitimacy BCS lacked

    New college football playoff needs integrity to have legitimacy BCS lacked

    For several years, college football fans in America were subjected to the Bowl Championship Series (1998-2013), and we suffered for it, greatly. The system was flawed, biased and perhaps influenced by many things not happening on the actual field of play. It's actually quite surprising Americans...
  • Los Angeles Lakers release 2014 NBA Summer League roster

    Los Angeles Lakers release 2014 NBA Summer League roster

    The 2014 NBA draft is now in the rearview for the Los Angeles Lakers as the storied franchise were able to bring in two promising young prospects in the form of Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. Now that Randle and Clarkson are in the fold, the focus will be on NBA free agency and the upcoming NBA...
  • Who should replace Jason Kidd as Brooklyn Nets head coach?

    Who should replace Jason Kidd as Brooklyn Nets head coach?

    The Nets officially have a vacancy at head coach with Jason Kidd leaving to coach the Milwaukee Bucks after just on season at the helm in Brooklyn, according to a July 1 report from FOX Sports. Kidd, 41, was hired as Brooklyn Nets head coach just nine months ago, but he was released from the final...
  • Who is under contract and who can be a free agent on the New Orleans Pelicans

    Who is under contract and who can be a free agent on the New Orleans Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans are looking to be mid-level movers and shakers in the 2014 NBA free agency season, but they've got to free up some money first. They've already got to get some cap space available to complete the trade with the Houston Rockets for center Omer Asik and rookie Russ Smith, so...
  • Top five TUF 20 contestants most likely to become household names

    Top five TUF 20 contestants most likely to become household names

    The 16 ladies who earned spots on "TUF 20" will be announced this Thursday as part of the UFC's International Fight Week festivities in Las Vegas, according to a June 30 report from Fansided. So far, eight athletes who will be cast members on "The Ultimate Fighter 20" have been revealed by the UFC...
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