Jubilation: Is History on Murray’s Side?

Murray Jubilation

While Britain eagerly awaits their first homegrown finalist in the Gentlemen’s singles since before the second World War, those of us who do not ascribe to the ironic sense of entitlement those in the UK feel about winning Wimbledon doubt heavily that Andy Murray can go one step further and lift the trophy. It’s simply too hard to conjure up any legitimate athletic reasons why Andy Murray should, could or will beat the 16-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer in the final, and a quick look...

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The Real Fight! UFC vs Boxing

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Boxing has been sketched in our minds as the real man’s sport. It is no secret that the sport has been on a decline recently. There has not been a major heavyweight draw since the retiring of Lennox Lewis. There has not been a major heavyweight draw since the ageless Evander Holyfield, well, aged! During that time UFC, and MMA as a whole, has become more than just a threat to become the new “real man’s sport”, they’ve dang near succeeded! The reasons for...

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NFL Five Bold Predictions

We are in the middle of an intriguing baseball season, NBA free agency is going crazy, the Olympics are only a couple of weeks away, but the only thing on my mind, the upcoming NFL season.  Do I have a problem? Well, that is debatable, but I am expecting big things this season. Today, I have five bold predictions about this upcoming season.   1) New England Patriots defense will rank in the top 15 this season. This is a stretch. The Pats defense...

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Hey Ron It Is a Simple Answer!

DETROIT — In the rich and colorful history of the Detroit Tigers, it has always been about players that could hit the baseball that seemed to gather all the intention and reward of stardom but the Tigers have their share of pretty good pitchers. Hitters like and the first inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame Ty Cobb, he raised the eyebrow and the temper of many but he also could get people attention while he stepped into the batters’ box – on the...

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What’s New In the NHL?

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Well to be frank, a lot of things, so let’s recap the big  events of the off season. So the draft happened after the NHL awards. While this was exciting, we won’t really know what will happen with these new guys until the pre-season starts and they show us what they are made of. So far, nothing too big like last season in terms of trades. Nothing that was too shocking at least. Sidney Crosby will pretty much be a Penguin until the end...

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Nationals, Mets Turn NL East Upside Down the Old-Fashioned Way

12 months ago today, the Philadelphia Phillies were 22 games over .500, 4.5 games up on the rival Atlanta Braves in the NL East race, and well on their way to a comfortable division title as 100-game winners. What a difference a year makes. On Independence Day in 2012, the Philadelphia Phillies have exhibited their own kind of independence from their division rivals, sitting alone in last place in the NL East with a 36-46 mark and in the midst of a six-game losing...

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“Big Threes” No Longer Novel, Still Bring Excitement

Paul Pierce was tired. At the ripe age of 29, Pierce had wasted yet another season of his prime on a Boston Celtics team that had endured one of the worst basketball seasons in their storied history, finishing a paltry 24-58 and dead last in the Atlantic Division. The five-time all-star small forward had missed significant time that season with a bum foot, as the lack of help surrounding Pierce contributed mightily to the team’s miserable year. Negative attitudes between Celtics players, Pierce included,...

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Steamy Tigers are Waiting at Tropicana Field

St. Peterburg, Fla. — So the road trip for the Detroit Tigers continues, from the unbearable and unforgiving heat of Arlington, Texas to the golden sunshine and sandy shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico and the city of Saint Petersburg, Florida. Tigers’ manger Jim Leyland is hoping that the bad baseball that appeared defensively on the diamond against the Texas Rangers is left behind like the hot desert type of breeze that always seemed to be blowing in the state of Texas. Again the many at...

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HHOF Inductees

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With hockey in the off season, most of the news for fans have come in the form of who the new draft picks are various trades that have occurred, but yesterday for four ex-hockey players they received the best calls of their careers yesterday.  Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, Pavel Bure and Mats Sudin all received a phone call yesterday from the The Hockey Hall of Fame committee that they all will be inducted next November in Toronto. If you follow the Colorado Avalanche on twitter, you probably heard the...

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