Archives for August 2018

August 31, 2018

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August 29, 2018

Baseball players are famous for cliches. Here are their most popular ones.:
This article does a heck of job. It's a breath of fresh air that finds a way to get it done. Time after time, it grabs the bull by the horns and brings something to the table. Up and down the lineup, this article was looking forward to the challenge and stepped up it's game.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 07:08 PM - 6 comments

August 28, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em Week Twelve: It's Labour Day weekend, which means rivalries galore! Grab your union card and make your picks inside. (Dr.J is away this week but will have your updated standings in Week 13. In the meantime, here's what you need to know to make your Week 12 picks!) Week 11 action saw three games decided by three points or less. Hamilton completes the comeback at home to top the Eskimos by 1 in Steeltown while Montreal gets it done against Toronto for their first win at home in 2018. Out west, Calgary returns to form with a 13-point win over the Bombers while Saskatchewan's defence comes up big against the Lions.

posted by Reever to fantasy at 09:47 PM - 15 comments

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Finding Murph: He was the first overall pick in the 1986 NHL Draft. His name is engraved on the Stanley Cup. Now, Joe Murphy is living homeless on the streets of Kenora, in Northern Ontario. Rick Westhead searches for Murphy, as the close-knit hockey fraternity asks, “what can be done to help?”

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 07:03 PM - 1 comment

August 22, 2018

August 21, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven: Two-and-a-half upsets this week and we've spilled points all over the place. Grab a mop and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 10:42 PM - 13 comments

August 20, 2018

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CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten: A rare Friday start, and I thought I could finally get this up more than a day in advance. But the road to Hamilton is paved with good intentions. Grab your HOV permit and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:55 PM - 12 comments

Andrew McCutchen Re-Enacts Dodgers-Giants Brawl: The Dodgers and Giants brawled Tuesday night because catcher Nick Hundley didn't like batter Yasiel Puig engaging in introspective self-criticism after he fouled a pitch and Puig didn't like Hundley not liking it. Andrew McCutchen arrived late to the fracas from the outfield. He explains why in this re-enactment.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:41 AM - 5 comments

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How to Watch European Soccer on TV: Kevin Draper of the New York Times runs down how to gorge on as much European soccer as possible this season, which would cost around $750 a year because of the cable and streaming packages required. The story has an interesting tidbit: Soccer is fourth in a poll of Americans' favorite sport to watch -- and it's catching baseball.

posted by rcade to soccer at 03:55 PM - 9 comments

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: If you have created a team in the Fantasy Premier League this year, use the link to add it to SportsFilter's league. Scoring began with week one, but you can still jump in at week two like I'm doing (a tragic circumstance I blame on Comfort Inn and Suites).

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:28 AM - 1 comment

August 10, 2018

Gilbert Arenas vs. Javaris Crittenton: Inside the Gambling Showdown That Rocked the NBA. Jon Gold gets a lesson in Boo-Ray from several NBA Players and the story from Agent Zero himself on the infamous 2009 locker room showdown between Arenas and Crittenton that left both players with season-ending suspensions.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:51 PM - 5 comments

August 09, 2018

How the Delmon Young Draft Pick Worked out for Tampa Bay: One of those cool "Follow the history" stories that shows how the Rays turned a dud draft pick into a ton of production.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 10:49 AM - 2 comments

August 08, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine: Four planets in retrograde and the Argos win. Count your lucky stars and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:11 PM - 14 comments

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August 01, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight: Sometimes you pick the games, and sometimes the games pick you. Find a good hiding spot and make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 09:51 PM - 15 comments

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner:
On Tuesday, commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league struck a deal that makes MGM Resorts the exclusive official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. MGM also receives the rights to use league highlights, logos and a direct data feed from the NBA that will be used to help fuel the company's growing sports betting footprint.

Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated speculates how the NBA/WNBA and their players gain from this deal.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:07 AM - 5 comments