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June 13, 2017 - 9:02 am
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers just didn't have enough to extend the NBA Finals to a Game 6 back in "The Land." Golden State outlasted the Cavs despite James' 41-point performance and won their second NBA Championship in 3-years with the 129-120 victory in Game 5. Kevin Durant was awarded...
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June 09, 2017 - 8:50 am
Not quite as much offense as we saw Wednesday night in Atlanta, but with R.A. Dickey's knuckler dancing, the Braves were able to earn the series split with a 3-1 victory over the Phillies. Next up, Matt Harvey and the hated New York Mets tonight in Atlanta. Read last night's recap here: http://www...
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Mike Venditti
June 08, 2017 - 1:02 pm
Greatness (noun)- the quality of being great. As sports fans, we have witnessed a ton of greatness over the last couple of decades. We've seen countless records change hands and at times change hands again. We've seen dynasties in multiple leagues and we've seen legends rise and fall. Yet it seems...
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June 07, 2017 - 3:25 pm
Multiple sources have confirmed that Oklahoma University head football coach Bob Stoops will retire. Read more here: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/19571249/bob-stoops-step...
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Mike Venditti
June 07, 2017 - 2:00 pm
It's official. The Chad Holbrook era of Gamecocks baseball has come to an end. Celebrating downfalls is something that I personally loathe, so don't expect that here. If you want to celebrate this, go right ahead...but I will not. Coach Holbrook has been with the South Carolina baseball program for...
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Straight Up With Sturg
June 05, 2017 - 2:56 pm
Only four times in NBA history has a team trailing 0-2 in the NBA Finals come back to win. Yes, Cleveland was one of those teams least season against the very same Golden State Warriors. No, there won’t be a fifth time, at least this season. Golden State is better than they were last year for a...
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Straight Up With Sturg
June 01, 2017 - 9:04 am
I’ve been a long time Tiger Woods fan. And I’ve even been a Tiger Woods apologist. But not tonight. Not after witnessing the video and audio of Woods weekend arrest of DUI in Jupiter, Florida. I understand his Blood Alcohol Level was 0.0. Tiger was loaded, and this time it’s not about him. Tiger...
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Mike Venditti
May 31, 2017 - 2:58 pm
It finally happened. Somebody held a silly grudge, for three years, started drama on the diamond…and the other team didn’t retaliate! To quote Al Michaels, “Do you believe in miracles!?” To be perfectly honest, I’m shocked. I got to bed early last night to prepare for a long day today and totally...
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Mike Venditti
May 30, 2017 - 11:38 am
In 1996, the New York Yankees began their first dynasty since the 70s. They have failed to be one since. It’s been 14-years actually, but Yankee fans won’t have to wait much longer. Before getting into why the 2017 Yankees are better build for a long LONG run, let’s revisit the 1995 Yankees. You...
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Mike Venditti
May 30, 2017 - 10:49 am
Here we go...once again... A pitcher held a grudge for three years and he's the hero. Why? That's easy...hypocrisy. The hypocrisy surrounding the fans and non-fans of baseball has been mind-boggling from the start. Whether it's the "change baseball for me" crowd, the "baseball is boring" guy or the...
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