Nash Mania

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Now that the La Kings have won the Stanley Cup, the NHL is getting ready for the draft and teams are starting to make their moves for trades. Right now one of the most talked about player is Rich Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The NHL is reporting that as of right now there are approximately ten teams interested in the Blue Jackets’ captain. The Blue Jackets have been trying to revamp their team so they can have a better chance to get...

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The Dream of Quintin Berry

DETROIT —- His dream is coming true each and everyday! Quintin Berry,28, arrived outside the Tiger clubhouse in Cleveland without fanfare and without too much celebration but after toiling away through the minor leagues for six long years, Berry is making a lot of noise that the Detroit Tiger’s manager Jim Leyland and the many baseball fans of the Tigers can’t ignore. The Tigers called up Berry from Toledo the top farm team in the Detroit system back on May 23, 2012 when center...

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Ryan Rayburn Returns to Detroit

DETROIT — He’s back! The Detroit Tigers’ front office made a phone call to Toledo and brought up utility player Ryan Rayburn from the Mud Hens, Thursday June 14, 2012 just in time for Rayburn to suit up and face the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland says that Rayburn’s role will be a part time player and being able to produce and help the Tigers pick up wins. “I’ll be frank, it’s not as if Rayburn went down there and...

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Maria Slamapova

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By winning the French Open, Maria Sharapova added the Roland Garros title to her Wimbledon, Australian and US crowns, thus completing the Career Grand Slam, and in doing so becoming a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in women’s sport. In the open era, only Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams and now Maria Sharapova have won all four major Championships. The first six are widely regarded as the best female players of all time, corroborated by...

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Homosexuality: The Elephant in the Room of Sports

Whenever he’d guard against routes, hang out with teammates, or shower alongside them, nobody raised an eyebrow. Whenever he’d enjoy team dinners, spot teammates while they benched, or make jokes while riding the team bus, nobody questioned his belonging. Whenever he’d talk with the press, show up early to preseason practices, or proudly don his Titan navy blue and white, nobody took offense. Leave it to an over-scrutinized admittance of an “abnormal” sexual orientation to undo all the “normal” that Wade Davis did. When...

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Kings Win The Cup!

Kings Win The Cup!

After forty-five years, the La Kings have finally won their first Stanley Cup Championship! The Kings have played exceptionally well, and have made the ultimate comeback after they came into the playoffs first round as the 8th seed. In the beginning it barely looked like they were going to make it into the playoffs, but they fought hard for it and didn’t even go to a game 6 in a series until tonight. The devils put up a strong fight as well, as we...

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Devils Fight Back

Devils Fight Back

On Wednesday night, the La Kings were poised to win the revered Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history, but one thing stood in their way: The New Jersey Devils. The Kings were up by three game wins and they needed one more win to get the cup on home ice, but the despite the Devils being down they were not out as they pulled through to get their first win of the series. While the Devils were able to get in...

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Is Leyland Responsible?

DETROIT —- Really! The Detroit Tigers open up a three-game series against the mighty Cleveland Indians, Monday evening at Comerica Park under a perfect June sky in the city. The Indians continue to weave their magical spell over the Tigers and defeated Detroit for the fourth time this season with a 4-2 victory Monday night and pushing Detroit into a corner. Detroit Tiger manager Jim Leyland still believes in his team’s talent and that they will shake themselves out of a miserable season-long slump...

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Upset Alert: No Upsets Likely

Upset Alert: No Upsets Likely

Rafael Nadal very nearly got an unexpected Birthday present, as his only two legitimate challengers in his way to an unprecedented seventh French Open Men’s Singles title, teased the Spaniard by pretending they were going to crash out of Roland Garros before the start of the second week. As World Number One Novak Djokovic began his fight back from two-sets-to-one down against Andreas Seppi, Roger Federer went a set, and very nearly two sets as he stared at break points late in the second,...

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