Month: August 2014

Virginia third-string QB Matt Johns steals the show in Charlottesville

No. 7 UCLA’s trip to Charlottesville, Va. was supposed to be a chance for the Bruins to show case the team’s talent and national title inspirations; instead it became the Matt Johns show. The Cavaliers struggled anything to do anything on offense throughout the first half, as their starting QB Greyson Lambert struggled to hold ...

Reflecting on the WSU loss to Rutgers

The Cougars took on a beatable Power 5 foe in Seattle, and lost. It was a game that many Cougar faithful, myself included, expected the team to win…and to beat the spread. As CougCenter’s Jeff Collier put it, the defense never really showed up and the offense took a while to get going. This game provided ...

Jesus Montero Restrained During Altercation Involving Ice Cream Sandwich

Seattle’s Jesus Montero was involved in a bizarre altercation Thursday night involving an unprofessional scout and an ice cream sandwich. Montero began a rehab assignment earlier this week for the Everett Aquasox and joined the team at Boise. As he was coaching first base, an unidentified crosschecker heckled Montero, according to Boise official scorer Liza ...

FBS football is back; here are three things to watch for on Thursday

The FBS season returned in all of it glory on Wednesday night with an awesomely terrible game between Abilene Christian and Georgia State. While that game was entertaining, it certainly doesn’t do “Opening Day” justice…so that’s what Thursday has become by default; and there is a full slate of games on Thursday that are sure ...

2014 College Football Week 1 Picks

Well I’m back and it has been a long summer of job hunting and other escapades (one of which was a love letter I sent to an old neighbor), but anyways it’s time to get back to football. The Washington State Cougars start the 2014 season against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and anything short of ...

According to a report: NHL to expand to Seattle, Quebec City, Las Vegas, and Toronto by 2017

Howard Bloom of Sports Business news is reporting that the NHL is going to be expanding to Seattle, Quebec City, Las Vegas, and Toronto by 2017. According to Bloom, the expansion fee for all four franchises would total $1.4 billion — an average of $350 million per franchise. NHL expansion – four teams added by ...

Mariners announce multi-year extension for general manager Zduriencik

The Seattle Mariners announced a multi-year extension for executive vice president and general manager of baseball operations Jack Zduriencik, the club announced on Tuesday. This announcement comes with the ball club’s currently record as 71-59, six games out of the AL West lead, and a .5 game lead in the race for the second Wildcard ...

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Austin Trout Begins Comeback

In his first fight since December former titleholder Austin Trout began his comeback with a tougher-than-expected decision victory over Daniel Dawson. Trout (27-2, 14KO) started the fight well by displaying his superior speed and technique to counter Dawson and land nice left hands to the midsection of the Aussie. Dawson (40-4-1, 26KO) looked game but ...

The 2014 overall Pac-12 pre-season power rankings

The Pac-12’s North division is arguably its deepest and strongest division, but the Pac-12 South not weak division either. Both divisions are well represented in the pre-season AP top-25 poll (three from the North, and three from the South); both divisions have a good chance of sending four representatives from each division to bowl games. ...

The 2014 Pac-12 South pre-season power rankings

The Pac-12 South is not nearly as deep as the North, but it is still one of the deepest conference divisions in college football. Last season saw the Arizona State Sun Devils capture the Southern Division crown, and took on the Stanford Cardinal in the Pac-12 Championship game in Tempe, Ariz. ASU ran away with the ...

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Brook Upsets Porter; Figueroa KOs Estrada

Two welterweights put their undefeated records on the line last Saturday and the result has shaken the boxing world. When Shawn Porter knocked out Paulie Malignaggi in April it put him in the elite class according to many boxing experts. Meanwhile British welterweight Kell Brook struggled with accusations that he pulled out of a fight ...

The 2014 Pac-12 North pre-season power rankings

The 2013 college football saw the Pac-12 conference assert itself as one of the more dominant, and deepest, football conferences in the nation. For many college football fans, the conference’s emergence was a bit of a surprise; but to Pac-12 fans, the emergence of the conference was the result of schools pouring millions of dollars into ...

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Garcia, Peterson, and Jacobs Stay Busy

The three favored fighters took care of business on Saturday to nobody’s surprise. The first bout between cancer-survivor Daniel Jacobs and Australian contender Jarrod Fletcher proved to be the most satisfying because of Jacobs’ journey from staring at his own mortality to winning the vacant WBA title. It should be noted Gennady Golovkin is the ...

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Hopkins-Kovalev Announced, Rios Scores Disappointing DQ Victory

The best news in boxing last Saturday turned out not to be any fight that occurred. Instead, the announcement of a Nov. 8 bout with Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev gave fans something to look forward to after the ugly and unsatisfying end to Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves bout. The entire bout was filled ...

Jack Zduriencik won the trade dead line, on and off the field

The 2014 edition of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline was one of the craziest in recent memory. It saw the A’s trade LF Yoenis Cespedes for SP John Lackey and LF/RF Johnny Gomes; the Tigers, Mariners, and Rays combined in a three-team trade that the M’s probably won; the Boston Red Sox traded away the ...

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