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  • Detroit Lions 2017 draft preview

    Detroit Lions 2017 draft preview

    The Detroit Lions took a step forward in 2017. They went to playoffs and were leading the division down the stretch before seeing the Green Bay Packers pass them in Week 17. The Lions were the best team in the league at finding ways to win despite trailing in the fourth quarter. That is the good...
  • Green Bay Packers 2017 draft preview

    Green Bay Packers 2017 draft preview

    The Green Bay Packers know how to draft in the latter stages of the first round of the draft. They have been in the playoffs eight straight seasons and nine of the last 10, including six division titles. Whether or not you think they do it well is a completely separate matter. They rely so much on...
  • Minnesota Vikings 2017 draft preview

    Minnesota Vikings 2017 draft preview

    The Minnesota Vikings do not have a first round draft pick in the 2017 after sending it to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sam Bradford last September. Given general manager Rick Spielman’s history, that does not mean they won’t make a selection in the first 32 picks. Tuesday, Spielman spoke to the...
  • Chicago Bears 2017 draft preview

    Chicago Bears 2017 draft preview

    The Chicago Bears are in the best position to “win” the draft among the NFC North teams. They draft early in each of the first five rounds as well as the seventh and have a second early pick in the fourth round. The biggest mark surrounding the team is the quarterback position. That almost always is...
  • The Oakland Raiders will play at the Coliseum for at least another season or two before their move to Las Vegas, and to build upon the succe

    5 players the Oakland Raiders should go after in this week's NFL Draft

    It was a good year for the Oakland Raiders, even if the team will be headed to Las Vegas in a few years to take up residency in Sin City. The Silver & Black qualified for the National Football League postseason for the first time since 2002, although the team flamed out in the opening round...
  • Young star Connor McDavid is ready to lead the Edmonton Oilers into the Western Conference Finals, but first, the team has to "upset" the An

    The Sharks are out, but how will the NHL's second round of playoff go down?

    As predicted, the San Jose Sharks lost in the first round of the 2017 National Hockey League playoffs, although to the team's credit, they were oh-so-close to winning the opening series against the Edmonton Oilers. The Sharks had a 3-1 lead in Game Five of the series, and if San Jose had been able...
  • If the San Francisco 49ers want to pack Levi's Stadium like they did in 2014, the team needs to draft well this week in Philadelphia. With s

    5 players the San Francisco 49ers should grab in this week's NFL Draft

    It's clear the San Francisco 49ers are at a major crossroads in franchise history, having hit relative rock bottom once again—just a few years after losing the Super Bowl in the final seconds. The 49ers have won just seven games in the last two seasons combined, and they now have the No. 2 overall...
  • Repeat or not, LeBron James is likely to be back at the ESPYs in 2017

    Catch all of the biggest names in sports at The ESPYs in Los Angeles on July 12

    If you want to see all of the biggest sports stars in person, you would have to buy tickets to dozens of games over the course of the season. Or you could simply buy one ticket to The ESPYs. Scheduled for Wed., July 12 at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live, The ESPYs are ESPN’s annual salute to the...
  • UFC: Time for Ellenberger and Sanchez to ride off into the sunset

    UFC: Time for Ellenberger and Sanchez to ride off into the sunset

    Hopefully UFC Fight Night 108 will go down in history as the final time Jake Ellenberger and Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez competed inside the world-famous Octagon. The event left little doubt that Dana White should have a Chuck Liddell-style chat with them, to let them know the UFC wants no part of...
  • Macfarlane hopes to fight on Bellator's New York City card

    Ilima-Lei Macfarlane willing to cancel pair of fancy international trips to get on Bellator's Madison Square Garden card

    After making quick work of Jessica "Million Hits" Middleton in the co-main of Bellator 178 -- and making it through the fight without any bumps or bruises, undefeated flyweight sensation Ilima-Lei "The Ilimanator" Macfarlane (6-0) says she's ready for a fast turnaround. In a media scrum following...
  • A.J. McKee wants to fight on the same card as his father

    Bellator 178 fallout: A.J. McKee still hoping to fight on same card as his father

    The stars weren't aligned for Antonio McKee to compete at Bellator 178, but his son -- surging featherweight prospect A.J. McKee -- is still holding out hope that he'll get to fight on the same card as his father someday. The 22-year-old McKee met with the media after knocking out Dominic Mazzotta...
  • Patricio Freire won big at Bellator 178

    New champ Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire sets Bellator all-time record with 14 wins

    Brazilian sensation Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (26-4) made history April 21 at Mohegan Sun, defeating Daniel Straus (25-6) to win Bellator's featherweight title. The 29-year-old sunk in a guillotine choke, and coaxed a tap out 37 seconds into the second frame of action, earning him his second...
  • Macfarlane says Bellator title fight against Letourneau would be a 'legit matchup'

    Macfarlane says Bellator title fight against Letourneau would be a 'legit matchup'

    Valerie "Trouble" Letourneau was sitting cage side for Ilima-Lei Macfarlane's fight with Jessica Middleton on April 21 at Mohegan Sun, sparking rumors that the former UFC strawweight title challenger will be signing with Bellator sometime in the near future. While nothing has been made official, the...
  • Ranking the Green Bay Packers first round draft picks since 2010

    Ranking the Green Bay Packers first round draft picks since 2010

    No team relies as heavily on their draft picks than the Green Bay Packers. They do not spend in free agency and prefer to promote from within. That has meant several extra middle to late round picks, but not in the first round. Also, they have been playoff-bound with a couple deep runs, which has...
  • Macfarlane vs. Middleton shaping up to be biggest fight in Bellator history

    Macfarlane vs. Middleton shaping up to be biggest fight in Bellator history

    With the Anastasia Yankova hype  train effectively derailed, the future of Bellator's flyweight division -- as well as the promotion's marketing dollars -- will be determined April 21 at Mohegan Sun, when undefeated 125-pound superstars Ilima-Lei "The Iliminator" Macfarlane (5-0) and Jessica...
  • Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is controversial on and off the court, but he's also one of the reasons why the Warriors will win

    Warriors are big favorites to win NBA title as playoffs begin

    The Golden State Warriors cruised to the best record in the National Basketball Association for the third season in a row this year, winning 67 games. On paper, the Warriors are the strong favorite to win the NBA title, which would be the team's second in three years if the Golden State squad can...
  • Sharks forward Logan Couture is out indefinitely with an injury after taking the puck to his face late in the regular season. San Jose will

    Sharks must forget late-season fade as Stanley Cup playoffs start tonight

    Three weeks ago, the San Jose Sharks were in great position to clinch their first NHL Pacific Division title since 2011, but then disaster struck. Players got injured, and the team looked very tired down the stretch. As a result, the Sharks lost a lot of games and ended up finishing third in the...
  • Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev prepare for "The Rematch" at Mandalay Bay

    Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev prepare for "The Rematch" at Mandalay Bay

    There will be an exciting boxing match on Saturday June 17, 2017 as American Andre Ward takes on Russian Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Ward, a native of San Francisco, CA, has a very impressive record of 33-0 and will fight Kovalev, a native of Kopeysk, Russia...
  • Ranking the Detroit Lions first round draft picks since 2010

    Ranking the Detroit Lions first round draft picks since 2010

    The Detroit Lions have had some success with their first round draft picks. The problem is that the majority of their picks in the opening round since 2010 have been good a game here and a game there, but nothing consistent. Here is our ranking of the first round draft picks for the Lions since 201...
  • Chookagian helps UFC break gate record in Buffalo

    Chookagian helps UFC break gate record in Buffalo

    If there was any doubt about Katlyn Chookagian's star power, Dana White silenced any and all critics with the announcement that UFC 210 broke the gate record at Buffalo's KeyBank Center. At the UFC 210 post-fight press conference, the boss man appeared before the media, with boastful opening remarks...
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