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On This Day in Boxing History: Rodrigo Valdez Beat Bennie Briscoe

On this day in 1973, two of the best middleweight boxers of the 1970s met for the first of three fights together, as two-time world champion Rodrigo Valdez defeated Bennie Briscoe by unanimous decision to claim the NABF middleweight belt. In an era when world titles still meant something, the NABF belt was an important, […]

NHL Players with Potential to Score 50 Goals in the 2015-16 Season

The 50-goal plateau is the most notable annual milestone for NHL scorers. Today's players are hampered by tight-checking defensive systems, which makes the 50-goal realm achievable only for an elite few. While the number of NHL players...Show More Summary

Up to Dater: CapGeek's Legacy Lives on After Founder's Passing

Matthew Wuest was a hero to math-challenged sports writers, which means he was a hero to about 99.8 percent of the profession. When he started a website called in 2009, hockey reporters could hardly believe it was true. You...Show More Summary

Tristan Thompson Feels He Can Get Max From Raptors Next Summer

Tristan Thompson appears to be holding firm on his demands for more money. He reportedly turned down a 5-year, $80 million deal from the Cavs because he feels he deserves the max. He’s so set on that notion because he feels he can get that money from Toronto next summer. At what point does the […]

Kirk Cousins Named Redskins Regular Season Starting QB

Robert Griffin III’s spiral continues. After being knocked out of a preseason game a few weeks ago, he has now lost his starting QB job to Kirk Cousins. In a press conference today, Washington head coach Jay Gruden stated that the Skins are now “Kirk’s team.” Griffin may even serve as third string behind Colt […]

Bills Release RB Fred Jackson

For fantasy football freaks, you know that, while not a huge name, Fred Jackson is a solid performer. He’s been that way forever in fantasy and in real life as well. Granted he’s a 34 year old running back (which is unheard of), but he’s not an every down guy, which is how he has […]

Free-Agent Fits Still Available for Every NHL Team in 2015 Offseason

NHL free agency is about to enter its third month, and most of the big names in this year's class have found homes around the league. There are, however, a surprising number of bona fide major league players still on the market, as salary-cap...Show More Summary

Joey Dawejko Proving to Be a Slippery Stepping Stone in the Heavyweight Division

Philadelphia heavyweight Joey Dawejko doesn’t exactly look like what most people would expect a boxer to look like, even in the heavyweight division, where physiques can often be flabby. To be sure, he looks like a tough guy. But he looks like the sort of tough guy you might see checking IDs outside of a […]

Stars Fan Delivers Burger to Tyler Seguin After Taking Order Over Twitter

Before heading over to the rink to watch Tyler Seguin play in a charity sled hockey game, one Dallas Stars fan decided to offer to bring the Stars center a burger. Little did she know, Seguin would take her up on that offer. And it was...Show More Summary

Ranking the NHL's Best Remaining Unrestricted Free Agents in 2015 Offseason

With less than a month to go until National Hockey League training camps open, plenty of experienced veterans have yet to lock down a place to play next season. Some of these now-unrestricted free agents attracted solid returns for their former clubs when they were moved before the trade deadline. Show More Summary

NHL Stars Who Will Decline in the 2015-16 Season

NHL players are among the world's best-conditioned professional athletes. At some point in their careers, however, they all face an inevitable downturn in their performance. Various factors contribute to a player's decline. Some on this list, like Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa, will eventually be slowed by age. Show More Summary

Al Arbour, Former Islanders Coach, Dies at Age 82

Legendary New York Islanders coach Al Arbour, who led the franchise to four straight Stanley Cups starting in 1980, has died at the age of 82. The Islanders confirmed the news Friday. Team president and general manager Garth Snow talked...Show More Summary

Cody Franson Addition Would Further Accelerate Sabres' Rapid Rebuild

The Buffalo Sabres have been among the NHL's most active teams this summer. General manager Tim Murray seems hellbent on rapidly improving his team, and between trades and the draft, he has accomplished an impressive amount in a single offseason. Apparently, he isn't finished yet. Show More Summary

Why the Lady Byng Trophy Is an Essential Piece of the NHL Awards Lineup

The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an award with few defenders today. Requests for it to be renamed are as much a part of the annual hockey season as training camp stories about Player X being in the best shape of his life. Complaints about the way it is awarded are virtually inescapable. Show More Summary

Heavyweight Travis Kauffman Scheduled for Quick Return to Action

Less than two weeks after knocking out Richard Carmack in Round 1 on the undercard for Steve Cunningham and Antonio Tarver, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (29-1, 21 KOs) already has another fight scheduled. On September 18, he faces well-travelled journeyman Epifanio Mendoza (41-21-1, 35 KOs) at Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. There’s solid momentum […]

Every NHL Team's Worst Contract for the 2015-16 Season

The marginal increase in the NHL's salary-cap ceiling for 2015-16 forced general managers to spend more frugally on their player payrolls. However, every team enters the upcoming season carrying at least one bad contract. Some players,...Show More Summary

Mike Richards Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance

The incident involving NHL free agent Mike Richards at the Canadian border in June was finally given some clarity Thursday, as the two-time Stanley Cup winner was charged with possession of a controlled substance. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Manitoba, Richards will appear in court Sept. Show More Summary

NHL Teams Most Likely to Regress in the 2015-16 Season

Fans and media love to make predictions before the season begins, but most are off the rails by Halloween. It's difficult to project regression season over season because there are so many moving parts in the game of hockey. There are a few teams who show real signs of erosion, and they are very likely to fall this year. Show More Summary

Examining the Groundbreaking Work of the NHL's Latest Analytics Hire

Last week, the Carolina Hurricanes announced an addition to their front office. Eric Tulsky, a hockey blogger whose credits include mainstream publications such as the Washington Post and appearances at MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference,...Show More Summary

NHL Players Most Likely to Hold out During 2015 Training Camps

The offseason is no holiday for National Hockey League general managers. Once the Stanley Cup is awarded in June, teams have just a couple of weeks to get their scouting lists in order for the draft. The draft-weekend frenzy typically...Show More Summary

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