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August 31st, 2010

With the Fantasy Baseball season coming to the end, there are still veteran and young players who should be available for an immediate impact down the stretch. Who are these players?

Starting Pitchers in Focus: Carlos Zambrano

After being demoted to the minors, Zambrano has excelled in August.  In seven appearances (including five starts), he is 3-0 with an ERA of 2.23 and is holding opponents to a .242 batting average. His next start is against the New York Mets at home, where Zambrano has an ERA of 2.35 in 38 1/3 innings pitched.

Zambrano is owned in 23 percent of ESPN leagues, Fantasy owners in need of a valuable starter down the stretch should add him for Week 23…

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August 31st, 2010

The ticket situation for the opener between the BSU Beavers and the UND Fighting Sioux is going to be really tight, in other words tickets are non-existent. In other words if you don’t have a ticket for the game you’re going to have either listen to the game on the radio, watch it on T.V. (if you live in the area that gets the BSU hockey on T.V.) or watch the game at a Bar in Bemidji,MN.

Bemidji Pioneer —- Bemidji State University men’s hockey fans will not be able to purchase single-game tickets for the first two games Oct. 15-16 at the new Bemidji Regional Event Center.

Bemidji State Athletic Director Rick Goeb announced ticket information Monday for the Beavers’ inaugural season in the Robert H. Peters Rink at the BREC.

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August 31st, 2010

Soon enough, on a playground in a neighborhood called Mannywood, the Manny Being Manny theme will cease, and what was formerly referred to as Dodgertown will earn back its honest name. So now, the Dodgers are finally getting the message, as a disappointing stint in Los Angeles is ending so miserably. For once, the locals are not ignorant or naïve, realizing that he’s a worthless sleaze and a franchise saboteur.

It figures, when he shamefully turned his back on the Red Sox and became such a pitiful quitter that John Henry and Theo Epstein knew they had to deal the cancerous slugger. It wasn’t long ago when he spread a poisonous disease inside the Red Sox clubhouse, abandoning a team on the field and barely retrieved balls in the left field because of laziness and wobbly knees.

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August 31st, 2010

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As we all know, the WWE has been around for decades. It has been THE pro-wrestling company in the world, and a force not only in the sports world (despite not being an actual sport) but also the entertainment industry.

Because of its popularity, a ton of wrestlers have entered the company. Many of them have been so excellent at their job that the WWE had to separate them into brands. There was still one champion called the “Undisputed Champion.”

Eventually with such great talent deserving to be World Champions, the WWE eventually had to give a World Title to each brand (RAW & SD!). RAW is with the WWE Title and SD! is with the World Heavyweight Title currently.

Both brands also have a secondary title, SmackDown with the Intercontinental and RAW with the US Title.

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August 31st, 2010

This article was written by Mihir Bhagat at Bleacher Report.

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 22: Brett Favre  of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before their preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on August 22, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

With most fantasy football drafts coming up, it’s time to do some in depth research in order to gain an advantage over your opponents.

Often, one must take risks in order to be successful. While they may backfire, there is also the chance that they will end up paying high dividends.

Of course, whether or not you decide to draft these type of players is completely your decision. However, in order to help you in your efforts, here is my ranking and evaluation of the top 10  high risk-high reward players of 2010.

Note: When I say ‘Draft Him’ or ‘Pass On Him’, I mean at the spot he’s currently projected to be drafted at. Obviously, I’m taking Drew Brees in the 12th round if he’s available.

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August 31st, 2010

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Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady are the elite quarterbacks in football. But why is the term being used so much in modern day football?

The 2010 NFL season is ten days away. Predictions and rankings are at its peak with sports bloggers everywhere.

The biggest topic of them all? Ranking the top quarterbacks in football. Who are the top ten quarterbacks in the league? That is one question constantly being asked.

Lately, I have been seeing an issue with the rankings of these quarterbacks. In fact, I’ll even admit that I have been too generous with rankings.

When analyzing a quarterback, the term “elite” is being thrown around way too much nowadays.

Many people consider all of the top ten quarterbacks as elite. In my opinion this is a ridiculous assumption.

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August 31st, 2010
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We posted our Fantasy Football draft board about 10 days ago, and today we went through the board and made final changes before our drafts happen. We thought we’d share these changes and our thinking behind them.

Moving Up
RB Ryan Mathews, Chargers  – Moves up from top of Tier 2 to bottom of Tier 1. We now prefer him to Rashard Mendenhall or Cedric Benson.
RB Arian Foster, Texans – Moves from Tier 3B to bottom of Tier 2. Now a top-15 caliber fantasy back and a top-35 overall pick. Now on par with Ahmad Bradshaw on our draft board.
WR Malcom Floyd, Chargers – Moves up 13 spots overall because of Vincent Jackson’s holdout. Now on par with Dwayne Bowe on our draft board.

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August 31st, 2010

JA Happ pitched the 3rd Astros complete game this year, a 3-0 shutout of the Cards. Unlike his previous starts, he threw mostly strikes, going to only three 3 ball counts. One walk, 2 singles, 1 GIDP (from Uncle). And that was really all she wrote.

It was a nice quick Roy-O style game – 2 hrs, 1 min, first pitch to last – probably because there was exactly 1 mound conference – the Cards in the 7th. And only 1 pitching change, and that was to start an inning.  I LIKEY!!!! It’s true that all the running out to the mound, stepping out, stepping on, stepping off makes games incredibly more boring and I wish the time limits were enforced (yeah, they are ALREADY ML rules, but not enforced…)

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August 31st, 2010

This article was written by Mihir Bhagat at Bleacher Report.

Arizona Cardinals running back Beanie Wells (L) is wrapped up after a short gain by St. Louis Rams Quincy Butler (R) in the second quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on December 27,2009. UPI/Art Foxall Photo via Newscom

With most fantasy football drafts coming up, it’s time to do some in depth research in order to gain an advantage over your opponents.

While acing your first few picks is obviously critical, I firmly believe that your ultimate success will be determined by your ability to identify and pick up those late-round gems.

Therefore, in order to help your efforts, here is my ranking and evaluation of the top 10 sleepers for 2010.

Note: Here are my Top Ten Fantasy Football Draft Busts.

Matt Moore

Since the quarterback position is one of the deepest in terms of fantasy this year, I’d strongly suggest to take a long hard look at quarterback Matt Moore as a serviceable backup.

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August 31st, 2010

Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning gestures from the sidelines against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of their NFL preseason football game in Toronto August 19, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

The 2010 NFL season is only ten days away, and predictions are in full force around the football world.

Today’s set, is putting together the contenders for this years NFL MVP.

Peyton Manning is the defending champion once again, having led his team to the Super Bowl before falling short to the Saints.

Who are my contenders to replace number 18 as this years MVP?

Here are my top five players, and my own odds of them winning.

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5. Matt Schaub

Those who have seen my recent rankings of quarterbacks a few months ago know that I am a big fan of Matt Schaub in 2010.

I have even mentioned him being a dark horse candidate, which is why he is worthy of making this list.

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