Fighting Illini Football Season Preview

Photo Credit: thechampaignroom.com Being a resident of the state of Illinois, I can say firsthand that there isn’t ever really much buzz around Illinois football. Not recently anyway. After a 49-17 beat down at the hands of USC in the 2008 Rose Bowl game, the program has seemed to spiral out of control. They have losing records against 7 of the 14 Big Ten teams and haven’t … Continue reading Fighting Illini Football Season Preview

Premier League Season Predictions

Photo Credit: beforeitsnews.com With the Premier League season starting up in August, we can’t help but wonder what this new year will hold for us. Will Leicester retain their title? Can Chelsea bring the title back to London after a nightmare season? Or can Mourihno drive his new team to the championship throne for the 1st time in 4 years? Well, we won’t know until … Continue reading Premier League Season Predictions

Pirates Trade Melancon to Nationals

Photo Credit: rantsports.com The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded closer Mark Melancon to the Washington Nationals in exchange for reliever Felipe Rivero. Melancon, 31, has a 1-1 record with 30 saves in 33 save opportunities this season with the Pirates. He has a 1.51 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP with 38 strikeouts. Over his entire 8-year MLB career, which he has spent with the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros, … Continue reading Pirates Trade Melancon to Nationals

Pagenaud Takes Pole for the Honda Indy 200

Photo Credit: IndyCar Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in qualifying for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the Honda Indy 200, around the 13-turn 2.258-mile natural terrain Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio for with a fastest lap time of 63.8700 seconds. It is Pagenaud’s 6th pole of the season and 8th of his career. Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and … Continue reading Pagenaud Takes Pole for the Honda Indy 200

Padres Trade Cashner to Marlins in 7-Player Deal

Photo Credit: alchetron.com The San Diego Padres have traded starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to the Miami Marlins in a 7-player deal. The Marlins will also receiver pitcher Colin Rea and pitching prospect Tayron Guerrero, as well as cash considerations. The Padres will receive pitchers Jarred Cosart and Carter Capps as well as pitching prospect Luis Castillo and first baseman Josh Naylor. Cashner, 29, has a 4-7 … Continue reading Padres Trade Cashner to Marlins in 7-Player Deal

Why Tyra Buss will Be One of the Best Women’s College Basketball Players

Photo Credit: tyrabuss.com Tyra Buss is a very talented basketball player. The junior from Mount Carmel, Illinois is expected to make it to the WNBA. She averaged roughly 19 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists last season. In my opinion, she is the best Indiana women’s basketball player right now. Now a junior, she could lead her team to a Big 10 championship with a lot … Continue reading Why Tyra Buss will Be One of the Best Women’s College Basketball Players

Djokovic Moves To Semi-Finals

Photo Credit: smh.com.au After two hard-fought hours, Novak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4. The Serbian struggled with his first serves, but was able to advance to his fifth ATP semi-final. Berdych did put on a fight, as he was behind 5-2 in the first set, but climbed back to have a tie breaker. “I was very fortunate to win that first set,” Djokovic said, explaining … Continue reading Djokovic Moves To Semi-Finals