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Eisen Finally Breaks 6 Seconds in 40

Eisen Finally Breaks 6 Seconds in 40 | Sports News | Scoop.it
NFL Network's Rich Eisen has been running the 40-yard dash at the combine in Indianapolis for the past few years, and he was at it again this year. In his previous eight attempts, Eisen's best time ever was 6...
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He got it. Someone sign him. 

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LBJ Puts on Dunking Clinic at Practice

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PHOENIX — The world will almost certainly never see LeBron James participate in an official NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest...
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Young Stars to Watch This Spring

Young Stars to Watch This Spring | Sports News | Scoop.it
Last year during spring training, a relatively unknown minor league outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers took the Cactus League by storm as he hit an astounding .517. Despite that performance, Yasiel Puig didn't break camp with the Dodgers in 2013...
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Looking forward to watching these players this spring. 

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Nate Wants to Play for Every Team

Nate Wants to Play for Every Team | Sports News | Scoop.it
Denver guard Nate Robinson is busy doing what he does best: providing a scoring spark off the bench for a resurgent Nuggets squad that has won seven of its last eight, including a huge 123-116 win at Golden State on Wednesday...
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I don't know whether to think of this as a joke or or something that would be amazing if pulled off. Either way I guess.

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Wade Gets Away with 7-Step Travel

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NBA players get away with far too many traveling violations these days. This uncalled travel by Dwyane Wade against the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 28 is the latest example...
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Huh? 

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Irvin Gives Great Analysis on Cold

Irvin Gives Great Analysis on Cold | Sports News | Scoop.it
Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin played 12 seasons in the NFL , so he played in a variety of conditions on the field...
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At least his actual football analysis is way better than his weather analysis. 

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Sports Fans New Year's Resolutions

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Every year many of us make New Year’s resolutions—some with loftier goals than others—which are usually aimed at making ourselves marginally better people...
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As sports fans we should all take some of these into consideration for 2014.

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Leonard Fournette (#5 Running Back) : Junior Highlights 2012 - YouTube

Leonard Fournette (#5) shows his skills as an all-star running back during his junior year at St. Augustine High School. For more information, please contact...
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LSU just landed this recruit after the Under Armour All-America game. Look out for him the next few years... 

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Russians Taunt USA Bench with Obscene Gestures After World Juniors Game

Russians Taunt USA Bench with Obscene Gestures After World Juniors Game | Sports News | Scoop.it
There are two ways to carry yourself after a big win. You can act like you’ ve been there before—holding your head high and acknowledging the efforts of the vanquished...
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Sign me up for enforcer next time the U.S. team plays Russia, even though I perform alomost as well as Happy Gilmore on skates. 

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Bears sign quarterback Cutler to 7-year deal

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The Bears have made a long-term commitment to Jay Cutler, signing the quarterback to a seven-year contract, general manager Phil Emery announced Thursday at Halas Hall.
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I did not expect this. The Bears must be sure that Cutler is the answer by signing him to this 7-year deal. I figured he would have been a Titan next year. 

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What Went Wrong with These Can't-Miss Stars

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As sports fans, we often get fed a ton of different analysis and stats from an athlete who is a so-called, "can't-miss star" in the making...
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Remember these athletes?

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The Man Behind the New Johnny Football

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On a night where champagne bottles pop and young and old celebrate another year in the books, it's only appropriate that Johnny Manziel , college football's ultimate showman, gets the New Year's Eve stage to himself one last time...
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Manziel overcame a lot this year after a crazy offseason to become a potential first round draft pick. Whether you like him or not, the numbers don't lie. He is the best quarterback available in this year's draft. 

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Harden, Turner Nearly Come to Blows

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Recent Indiana Pacers acquisition Evan Turner got into a brief shoving match with Houston Rockets star James Harden during Friday's game in Houston...
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David West comes in and the Rockets all leave. Don't mess with West. 

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Comedian: Jeter Stole My Girl at Club

Comedian: Jeter Stole My Girl at Club | Sports News | Scoop.it
When Derek Jeter enters a club, you have to be prepared to step aside. The Captain announced on Wednesday that the 2014 season will be his last year playing professional baseball...
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This is hilarious.

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T-Mac Truly Pursuing Pitching Career

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Updates from Tuesday, Feb. 4 While Tracy McGrady hasn't made the Sugar Land Skeeters just yet, the team did confirm his pursuit via a press release on their official website ...
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T-Mac can apparently throw 90+ mph...He's a baller. I would love to see this work out for him. 

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Union Fight Will Be Tough, but Worth It

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Northwestern's most explosive offensive player from a season ago, Kain Colter, is leading the way for what looks to be the next, and possibly biggest, step in collegiate athletes gaining a voice in the system...
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I think what Colter is trying to do is awesome and could potentially lead to an extreme change in the landscape of college athletics. 

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'Thrones' Does Winter Olympics Promo

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If you weren't already sufficiently stoked for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics , watch this BBC Sport promo. By the end you will be more amped than Joffrey Baratheon showing Margaery Tyrell his new crossbow...
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If this doesn't get you pumped up for the Winter Games in Sochi then I don't know what will.

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Ranking Athlete Rappers from Worst to Worstest

Ranking Athlete Rappers from Worst to Worstest | Sports News | Scoop.it
In Drake's "Thank Me Now," the Canadian rapper says, "I swear sports and music are so synonymous/Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us...
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Tony Parker rapping? These athletes really need to focus on athletics...except for John Cena. He's the man. 

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J.R. Smith Unties Shawn Marion's Shoe

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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith untied Shawn Marion's shoe prior to a free-throw attempt in Sunday's game against the Dallas Mavericks . With a 10-22 record, the Knicks are looking for any type of edge to win games...
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Sneaky, sneaky.

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Australian Baseball Teams Brawl

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A heavy collision at home plate turned a recent game of Australian baseball into Sucker Punch City, according to Jake O’Donnell of Sports Grid ...
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Oh them Aussies...

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Kluwe Slams Vikings Front Office

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Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has made headlines often over the past couple years due to his propensity for speaking his mind, and even though Kluwe is not currently ...
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This is a touchy subject, and this is also something that the media may blow up here in the soon future. 

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67-Year-Old Canadian on Team USA?

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After the 2014 NHL Winter Classic ended on New Year's Day, USA Hockey announced its roster for this year's Olympics in Sochi , Russia. Players were informed that they made the team via text messages...
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Machine helps healthy and injured athletes

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An invention that first hit the market 28 years ago has suddenly seen a resurgence in its popularity. The Dynavision Visual Training machine has a split personality, if you will.

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This looks like something from Ivan Drago's lab, but it is lowering concussion rates for Cincy's football team. This could soon be mandatory in athletic training facilities.

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Things We Lost in Sports in 2013

Things We Lost in Sports in 2013 | Sports News | Scoop.it
Take off your caps, please. The time has come to close the door on 2013, my friends. But before we stride boldly into this brave new year, we must pay our last respects for that which we lost over the past 12 months...
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Good riddance to some and we'll miss some others. Happy New Year.

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