Tag Archive: ESPN

Nov 21

The Sports Bank.net: Top five Illini football coaching candidates

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Beyond Ws and Ls, Q Rating is a severe issue for Illini football. As awful as Tim Beckman’s 10-24 (2-23 versus the Power 5) record is on the field…take a second to think about the program’s non-existent brand awareness. Nationally, the Fighting illini do not even register. In their biggest stronghold (Chicago), Illini football is …

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Nov 21

The Landry Hat: Will Cold Weather Cool Off the Dallas Cowboys?

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The 2014 season has been anything but frigid for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has been keeping the heat applied to the NFC East even when they are on a bye as the Cowboys found themselves tied for the divisional lead after the Philadelphia Eagles fell to the Green Bay Packers over the weekend. All while …

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Nov 18

The Sports Bank.net: Peyton Manning will likely play one more year, not two

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The Denver Broncos shocking upset loss to the St. Louis Rams this past weekend reminded us all that the championship window is closing soon for Peyton Manning and company. It’s time to start thinking about Manning’s future, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network gave us a report on that very topic. “Broncos people expect Peyton …

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Nov 18

Rumors & Rants: Brock Lesnar ready to return to UFC?

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It seems that every few months we get a headline like the one above, but this time there appears to be some validity to everyone’s favorite mixed martial arts rumor. UFC president Dana White claims that Brock Lesnar is finally fully healthy and interested in returning to the sport. Lesnar is the current WWE World …

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Nov 18

Howard investigated for child abuse in Georgia

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Georgia police confirmed Tuesday that they have re-opened an investigation related to allegations that Dwight Howard committed felony child abuse, following a pair of reports raising questions about the Houston Rockets center physically disciplining his 6-year-old son, Braylon. TMZ reported Sunday that the Florida Department of Children and Families had investigated Howard, 28, following a …

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Nov 14

LewPBlog:Biggest deal in baseball history: Giancarlo Stanton close to 13-year, $325 m

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Last night it was believed to be 10 years and $300 million. This morning it was said to be 12 years and $320 million. And now both Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.comreport that Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins are close to signing a 13-year, $325 million contract. Stanton’s new deal would …

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Nov 10

BTB: Cowboys Snap Counts vs Jaguars: Ironman Orlando Scandrick

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Want to know which Cowboys players were on the field for how many snaps? Look no further. The Cowboys won 31-17 against the Jaguars, and simply by looking at the boxscore, you’d have good reason to suspect that the Cowboys offense had a lot more snaps than the defense in the game. But that wasn’t …

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Nov 08

The Sports Bank.net: UGLIEST. GAME. EVER. Michigan Wolverines 10, NU Wildcats 9

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The Michigan Wolverines and Northwestern Wildcats truly deserve each other. Rod Flanders once said on The Simpsons “lies made baby Jesus cry.” So does looking at the box score from this abomination. So I’ll spare you the numbers and statistics. Trust me, they’re hideous and you really don’t want to see them. Trust me- you …

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Nov 05

Rumors & Rants: Alfonso Soriano retires from baseball

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Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive players of his era, retired from baseball on Tuesday night. During a radio interview in his native Dominican Republic, the 38-year-old claimed he no longer felt the desire to continue his career. Soriano said, “I lost the love and passion to play the game. Right now, my family …

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Nov 05

Four crew members suspended in wake of Texas altercation; no drivers penalized

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Four crew members, including three from Jeff Gordon’s team, were suspended and fined for their actions during the fracas following the Texas race on Sunday stemming from contact between Brad Keselowski and Gordon. Neither Gordon or Keselowski, nor Kevin Harvick, the driver who pushed Keselowski to incite the melee, were penalized. After Keselowski and Gordon …

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