Maliek Collins Breaks Foot, Out 2-3 Months

photo: deepishthoughts.com Dallas Cowboys rookie and defensive tackle Maliek Collins has recently undergone surgery on his foot. Collins got the injury during team activities last week. He is likely to start training camp on the PUP list. He broke one of his metatarsals, the bone that connects the phalanges (toes) to the rest of his foot. This injury was similar to that of Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant last … Continue reading Maliek Collins Breaks Foot, Out 2-3 Months

Bryce Dejean-Jones Killed

Photo: espn.com Former New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones has been fatally shot in his Dallas apartment. The incident reportedly occurred at 3:20 AM on May 28th. Also, Dejean-Jones was “in town to celebrate his daughter’s birthday and was involved in an argument with the child’s mother prior to the shooting.” [ESPN] He had only played one season in his young NBA career before his death. His … Continue reading Bryce Dejean-Jones Killed

Mourinho In, LVG Out of Manchester United

photo: thesun.co.uk Manchester City has made some staff changes after their 2-1 FA Cup Final victory against Crystal Palace. They have replaced manager Louis Van Gaal with Jose Mourinho, a man of many coaching positions and teams. Louis Van Gaal has been the coach since 2014. Before that, he coached 2 Ereidivisie teams in AZ and Ajax from 1991-1997 and 2005-2009. He also coached top … Continue reading Mourinho In, LVG Out of Manchester United

Simulating the Raptors-Cavs Series

Photo: cleveland.com NOTE: This post is not a prediction by me, but a random simulation made on whatifsports.com. Each game was simulated 5 times, then the average score of those five games will be the prediction score.   Game 1: @ Cleveland Average Scores: TOR 97, CLE 101 Cleveland leads 1-0   Game 2: @ Cleveland Average Scores: TOR 94, CLE 94 Tiebreaker: 132-117 TOR … Continue reading Simulating the Raptors-Cavs Series

Best of All Time: Goalkeepers

photo: telegraph.co.uk Soccer has seen its share of great players and also those who flopped.However, I am going to start posting about my BoAT lineups for each position. In each post, I will write about the best Current players in that position, as well as Prime (still playing but not as good as they used to be) and Past. The first post will ascertain to … Continue reading Best of All Time: Goalkeepers

Kings Sign Joerger as New Head Coach

Photo: sportingnews.com The Sacramento Kings have signed former Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Joerger to be their newest head coach. The deal is reportedly for $16M over 4 years. Joerger had spent his whole eight previous seasons with Memphis. He was the assistant coach for 5 years and was the head coach for 3 years. He has a record of 147-99 in his three seasons. Memphis was … Continue reading Kings Sign Joerger as New Head Coach

UEFA CL, Europa League Finals Set

photo: dailymail.uk Both the finals of the Champions League and the Europa League are set. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid face off in a Madrid derby while Liverpool plays Sevilla in the Europa League final. Atletico defeated Bayern Munich 2-2 with the away goal on aggregate on May 3. The goal came from striker Antoine Griezmann in the 54′ in Germany. Real Madrid defeated Manchester … Continue reading UEFA CL, Europa League Finals Set

Leicester City Wins 2016 BPL Title

Photo: Leicester City FC [Twitter]   Chelsea has drawn with Tottenham Hotspur 2-2, which means Leicester City have won the Premier League. Tottenham went up 2-0 just before halftime, but Chelsea rallied back from a goal off of a corner tapped in by Gary Cahill, then a wonder goal from the Belgian Eden Hazard in the 82′.  Today, Tottenham needed a win to stay alive, but the … Continue reading Leicester City Wins 2016 BPL Title

Leicester City Inches Closer to BPL Title

Photo: ESPN.com Leicester City has drawn 1-1 with Manchester United earlier today. Man U’s first goal came off of a volley from a cross from Antonio Valencia where Anthony Martial tapped it into the back of the net past Kasper Schmiechel. Leicester replied quickly when center back Wes Morgan scored a bouncing header off a cross from Daniel Drinkwater. With 77 points now, Leicester City … Continue reading Leicester City Inches Closer to BPL Title

Atletico Defeats Bayern in Champions League Semis

Photo: espn.com   After the first legs of the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, Atletico emerged over Bayern Munich. Atletico Madrid shocked Bayern Munich 1-0 in Spain today. The game’s only goal came off of some spectacular skills from AM midfielder Saul Niguez, and a ground shot curled around Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer. Watch the goal here: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=intl:2860007&startTime=00:01 Bayern ruled the possession game, outpossessing the opponent 69%-31%. … Continue reading Atletico Defeats Bayern in Champions League Semis

Warriors Defeat Rockets Despite Curry’s Injury

Photo: moviegeeks.com The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Houston Rockets 121-94 in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round. The game was tied after both the 1st and 2nd quarter, and the game wasn’t out of reach until the Warriors outscored the Rockets 41-20 in the 3rd. On Golden State, Klay Thompson (23 points), Draymond Green (8 rebounds), and Shaun Livingston (9 assist) were … Continue reading Warriors Defeat Rockets Despite Curry’s Injury

Wizards Hire Brooks, T-Wolves Hire Thibodeau

Photo: minnesota.cbslocal.com   The Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves have both hired their new head coaches in Scott Brooks and Tom Thibodeau. Scott Brooks has signed with the Washington Wizards to become their new HC. The deal is reportedly worth about $7M a year over 5 years. Brooks is the ex-HC of the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2008-2015, where he amassed a record of 316-160 … Continue reading Wizards Hire Brooks, T-Wolves Hire Thibodeau

Browns Shopping Pick No. 2

Photo: wkbn.com   The Cleveland Browns are reportedly shopping the second overall pick in the NFL draft. They have received offers from “many teams”, especially ones in need of a quarterback. They weren’t originally planning on trading the pick, but still are going to listen to offers for it. Since the Rams traded for the first pick and will likely take either Carson Wentz or … Continue reading Browns Shopping Pick No. 2

Romo’s Arm “Fully Recovered”

Photo: denverpost.com   Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says “he can throw fully”, in regards to his surgically repaired collarbone. Romo said that he has been “throwing fully for about two weeks” and “reiterated his plans to be a full participant in the Cowboys’ offseason program” [ESPN]. The injury-prone quarterback had a procedure called the “Mumford procedure”, in which part of the clavicle is shaved … Continue reading Romo’s Arm “Fully Recovered”

Champions League Semifinals Set: Atletico Ousts Barca, Man City Topples Zlatan

photo: youtube.com   The UEFA Champions League is dwindling down to the nitty gritty, and there are 4 team remaining, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid.   Atletico Madrid has had one of the most noteworthy runs of the remaining teams. They finished with 13 points in the group stage with Galatasaray, Astana, and Benfica. Their Round of 16 matchup vs PSV … Continue reading Champions League Semifinals Set: Atletico Ousts Barca, Man City Topples Zlatan

NHL Playoffs First Round Predictions

photo: hockeyinsider.com   East:   1 Florida Panthers vs 4 New York Islanders: Florida 4, New York 3 2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs 3 Detroit Red Wings: Tampa 4, Detroit 3   1 Washington Capitals vs 4 Philadelphia Flyers: Washington 4, Philadelphia 1 2 Pittsburgh Penguins vs 3 New York Rangers: New York 4, Pittsburgh 3   West:   1 Anaheim Ducks vs 4 Nashville Predators: Anaheim … Continue reading NHL Playoffs First Round Predictions

Will Smith Shot and Killed After Multiple Car Accidents

Photo: mediamrs.com Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot multiple times and killed last night on April 9, 2016. The incident occurred after an exchange of words between him/his wife and the driver of a “Hummer H2” (priced appr. $20,000) rear ended and partially totaled Smith’s “Mercedes G63 SUV” (priced appr. $140,000) which caused Smith to hit another car while driving in … Continue reading Will Smith Shot and Killed After Multiple Car Accidents

Barclays Premier League Week 33 Match of the Week

photo: bleacherreport.com   Last weeks MOTW was the closest yet of me. Liverpool barely drew with Tottenham, and I guessed 2-1 Tottenham. This week includes one of last week’s teams for the second week in a row.   Match of the Week: Tottenham vs Manchester United   Prediction: 0-0 Draw   Match Facts: -Manchester United have won back-to-back BPL matches against Tottenham  after a five-match winless skid (0-2-3). … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Week 33 Match of the Week

Trevor Story Makes History

Photo: mlb.com   Colorado Rockies shortstop and rookie Trevor Story has created an MLB record of his own, being the first player ever to homer in each of his first 3 games of his career. Story is the first player in 116 years to start his career with home runs in his first three games [Elias Sports Bureau] This season, however, Story isn’t the only player with 3 homers … Continue reading Trevor Story Makes History

CR7, Real Madrid hand Barcelona loss in El Clásico

Photo: bbc.com   Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid have beaten Lionel Messi and Barcelona 2-1 in “El Clásico”, the notorious battle between the top two most skilled teams in Spain.  Previously, Real Madrid was in 3rd in La Liga, behind city rivals Atletico Madrid. Barcelona was in first by nearly 10 points.  Gerard Pique scored in the 56th minute to give Barca the late-ish lead, … Continue reading CR7, Real Madrid hand Barcelona loss in El Clásico

Barclays Premier League: Week 32 Summary

Link to Photo   Week 32 was one of the most entertaining weeks this year. 3 games ended 4-0 in dominating fashion and one game was an intense back-and-forth battle until late in the game. Here’s how the matches ended. April 2:   Aston Villa 0–4 Chelsea Loftus-Cheek (26′), Pato (45+3′), Pedro (46′), Pedro (59′) West Ham 2–2 Crystal Palace D. Delaney (15′), Lanzini (18), Payet … Continue reading Barclays Premier League: Week 32 Summary

Barclays Premier League Week 32 Match of the Week

Photo: enYabida.com   Last week, my MOTW prediction didn’t end as planned, after predicting a 2-0 City win and Man U winning 1-0 on Marcus Rashford’s goal. Here is my prediction for this week.   Match of the Week: Liverpool vs Tottenham   Match Facts: – Liverpool have gone 5-1-0 in their last six Barclays Premier League meetings with Tottenham. – Spurs have won just one of their … Continue reading Barclays Premier League Week 32 Match of the Week

NBA Playoff Picture Predictions

Photo: logos.wikia.com   Here are my predictions for how the NBA playoff picture will look come the end of the season.   Eastern Conference: 1. Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James and his Cavs will hold off their current 3.0 game lead over the Raptors until the end of the season. 2. Toronto Raptors: I don’t think the Raptors will be able to catch up to the … Continue reading NBA Playoff Picture Predictions

Clippers Clinch Playoff Berth

Photo: nba.com   The Los Angeles Clippers become the first team to clinch a playoff spot that didn’t win their division. They are second to only the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division. They are 45-27, giving them a .625 win percentage and in 4th in the West. This is their fifth straight playoff berth. They have advanced from the first round in three … Continue reading Clippers Clinch Playoff Berth

Falcons Sign Courtney Upshaw

The Falcons have reached an agreement with former Ravens DE Courtney Upshaw to a one year deal and an undisclosed amount of money. Upshaw was drafted in 2012 out of Alabama in the second round. He tallied 29 tackles and 2.0 sacks last season along with two fumbles forced and two recovered.  Upshaw met with the New York Jets before signing with Atlanta. He didn’t play … Continue reading Falcons Sign Courtney Upshaw

Raheem Sterling, Joe Hart Injury Updates

Photo: thesun.co.uk   Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling may not play again this season after a groin injury in the Manchester Derby on Sunday [ESPN FC] After his injury, he was replaced by Wilfried Bony in the first half. His injury could take up to two months to heal. Two months means after the Premier League season ends. He could return to the UEFA Champions League Finals … Continue reading Raheem Sterling, Joe Hart Injury Updates

New NFL Rules Implemented for 2016-17 Season

Photo: businessinsider.com   The NFL has created seven new rules for the upcoming NFL season. They are as follows.    PATs will permanently be moved to the 15-yard line. Also, the defense can return PATs if necessary.  Offense and defensive play callers will be allowed to use coach-to-player communication regardless of location (field, booth, etc). All forms of chop blocks are prohibited. Horse collar now refers … Continue reading New NFL Rules Implemented for 2016-17 Season

Barclays Premier League: Week 31 Day 2 Summary

Credit: independent.co.uk   Day 2 concludes Week 31 of Premier League action.There were four games today that caused changes in the table. Let’s see how they ended.   Newcastle 1–1 Sunderland Defoe (44′), Mitrovic (83′) Jermaine Defoe scored on a ball that wasn’t cleared well by Newcastle. He had some other chances earlier in the game but couldn’t get anything to go until then. Rob Elliot had a great game in goal … Continue reading Barclays Premier League: Week 31 Day 2 Summary

Tim Howard to move to MLS this summer

Photo Credit: realsport101.com   United States and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is to become the newest member of the MLS’s Colorado Rapids. The 6’3″, 37 year old American has played in the BPL since 2003, and is playing in his home country next summer. Howard will leave his current club, Everton, at the end of the Premier League season and will be able to play for the Rapids … Continue reading Tim Howard to move to MLS this summer

Dwight Howard: A Sticky Situation?

Photo: Link   During Saturday’s game between the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks, one of the game balls was withdrawn from the game after Rockets center Dwight Howard reportedly “applied a Stickum spray to his hands from a can covered in white tape. [ESPN]”  He applied the substance when he was subbed out and on the bench during the first quarter. The unusual feeling … Continue reading Dwight Howard: A Sticky Situation?

Barclays Premier League: Week 31 Day 1 Summary

  Photo Credit: Bleacher Report Day 1 is over across the pond and there were six games today that were most all entertaining. Here’s how they panned out.   Everton 0–2 Arsenal Welbeck (7′), A. Iwobi (42′) Arsenal really showed what they’re made of today and Arsene Wenger showed why he should stay as Arsenals manager. Young Rashford-esque Alex Iwobi played very well after his … Continue reading Barclays Premier League: Week 31 Day 1 Summary

Barclays Premier League: Week 31 Match of the Week

Photo Credit: Link   Week 31 is upon us, and do we have some good match-ups this week! Southampton and Liverpool look take the sole possession of 7th place, Chelsea looks to converge from the bottom half of the table, and a relegation battle between Sunderland and Newcastle could push one team out of the RZ. However, none of these are my Match of the … Continue reading Barclays Premier League: Week 31 Match of the Week