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A look at the ACC baseball standings

According to Baseball America, Virginia is the new number one in their latest top 25 college baseball poll. The Cavaliers are also holding on to the top spot in the ACC Coastal Division standings at 14-4. However, Miami is right there at 14-4, though they have double-digit losses overall. The Hurricanes have moved to 15th […]

Duke's Chelsea Gray goes to Connecticut with the 11th overall pick (screenshot via espn3.com).

Duke’s Gray & Liston selected in first round of WNBA Draft

Many young ladies saw their dreams become a reality on Monday night, as the WNBA Draft was held at the Mohegan Sun, home to the team with the number one pick, the Connecticut Sun. The first round could be seen live on ESPN2, while the second and third rounds moved to ESPNU. 12 of college […]

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Duke baseball takes series over NC State

Despite seeing their ten game home winning streak come to an end on Saturday, the Duke baseball team still ended up winning their series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park over ACC rival NC State. After Trent Swart threw three scoreless innings to start Saturday’s game, the Wolfpack went to work on the Blue Devils bullpen. […]

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Rays struggling with RISP

The Tampa Bay Rays have relied upon strong pitching, great defense, and minimal hitting to win three of their past five ball games.  A good buddy of mine, Art Pollock, a tremendous Rays’ fan and season-ticket holder until his recent passing, always said that “Baseball is a sixty percent game.” Basically, if you win six […]

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Sunday Morning Blitz: Get your workout in with Phil Simms

It’s another Sunday and we have another Blitz. The story in Cleveland focuses on center Alex Mack, who signed a contract extension with the Browns. In entertainment news, one of the big movies out this weekend is Rio 2, the Dreamworks animated film starring Jesse….I MEAN…Draft Day with Kevin Costner. The Atlantic has an article […]

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Royals drop two straight to Twins

Supposedly, the Minnesota Twins are rebuilding. Well, in the last two games, they have been pounding the KC Royals. They won again on Saturday afternoon, 7-1. And ace James Shields was on the mound and he looked terrible. After allowing one run in the first, Shields then allowed six runs in the second. SIX! He […]

Duke's Drew Van Orden against UNC on March 28, 2014 (screenshot via espn3).

Duke’s Van Orden outduels NC State’s Rodon

Oh how I wish I was at Durham Bulls Athletic Park last night. Many scout-types were on hand to watch the possible number one draft pick take the hill for NC State. However, he was out-dueled by Duke‘s starter. The Blue Devils shut out the Wolfpack 2-0. Duke has now won ten straight home games. […]

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Royals drop first game to lowly Twins

Heading into this weekend series in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Twins pitching staff has been atrocious. So you would think that this would be the PERFECT time for the KC Royals offense to break out. Wrong! The Royals were pounded by the Twins, 10-1. The lone run scored on a botched double play. They were held […]

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Connette to leave Duke

The Duke football team will be without backup and goal line quarterback Brandon Connette next season, as he has asked to be let go. The senior is from California and his mother has been battling cancer since last year. He is trying to find a school that meets his requirements both academically and athletically closer […]

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Cubs continue domination of losing one-run games

With a 5-4 loss to the Pirates yesterday, the Chicago Cubs are now 2-4 against them this year. In one-run games, that number is 1-4. So if you felt like all the games the Cubs lost to them were close, you’d be right. You might remember that the Cubs were similarly bad in one-run games […]

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UFIT Ultra Lean review

I received a copy of the UFIT Ultra Lean DVD for review purposes. This post may contain affiliate links (marked with a *). All opinions are my own. It’s been awhile since I’ve done an at-home workout with Cindy Whitmarsh. She was the instructor of one of my beloved 10 Minute Solution videos–(Target Toning for […]

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Gordon homers as Royals beat former prospect Odorizzi

The drought is FINALLY over! The KC Royals have hit a home run, their first of the 2014 season. It came in their 249th at-bat of the season and their seventh game. It was hit by Alex Gordon, who took an 0-1 changeup (or a split is what was said to have been thrown) over […]

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UConn women repeat as champs

When the brackets for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament were announced, there was one matchup that everyone wanted to see. That matchup would only be possible in the National Championship game. On Tuesday night, that matchup was made possible, only it didn’t quite turn out as everyone expected. For the first time in women’s (and […]

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Cubs v. Bucs Game Thread: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold

Maybe not as cold as Friday, but cold nonetheless. The Pirates took 2-3 from the Cubs last week at PNC Park, and tonight the Cubs hope to return the favor. Unfortunately for this plan, Edwin Jackson (0-0, 1.69)  is on the mound, which basically insures one of three possible outcomes: 1) Edwin pitches well, thus […]

Royals infielder Omar Infante during 2014 spring training in Peoria (Jen Nevius).

Royals receive good news on Infante

The KC Royals received encouraging news Tuesday morning in regards to second baseman Omar Infante, who was hit in the face by a pitch on Monday night. Infante received six stitches in the jaw area, though he has a sprained jaw on the right side (he was hit on the left side) from the force […]