Manny Pacquiao to Retire?

First Floyd Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing, and now rumors are beginning that Manny Pacquiao will be retiring after his next fight. The fight is scheduled for April 9th of 2016, but other than that, not much is known about the fight. There’s no official opponent yet, although there are a few candidates. The big news is just that the legendary Pac Man might be retiring. In fact, there’s not even a venue that’s been selected for the fight yet, although most people expect that it w...
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Astros Favored as Remaining Wild Card Team

As the regular season portion of the year comes to a close for Major League Baseball, teams are beginning to look at the fact that it’s time to go back home and get ready for 2016. In the American League, most of the spots have been clinched already, but there is a final wild card slot left open. The Toronto Blue Jays have won their division and clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 22 years. In the AL Central, the top spot has been taken by the Kansas City Royals, the defending AL c...
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Drafting a QB Week #1

Going into Week #1, who is the best quarterback to start on your daily fantasy football team? At this point in the year, this can be a tough decision just because you don’t yet have a lot of information to work with, but there are some things that we can say we a lot of certainty. For example, even though he’s a top ranked QB this year, we can pretty much determine that Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is not a safe choice. In fact, according to a poll of fantasy analysts, Newton doesn’t even...
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Reds’ Votto Set to Improve

Joey Votto has been one of those on again, off again great players. He clearly has talent, but consistency has been an issue with him, whether it be due to injury or something else. Last season, he missed about 2/3rds of the playing time he would have seen and he had a slow start to this season. Now that Cincinnati has begun to rebuild, Votto finds himself in an interesting position. He’s the best hitter on the Reds, and the team is taking shape with him at the forefront. Even if Votto has a...
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Will Rousey Face Cyborg?

Even before the Rousey-Correia fight, critics were saying that Ronda Rousey needed to fight “Cyborg” to prove that she really is the best female MMA fighter. Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino hasn’t gotten a lot of press lately, but that’s only because Rousey has been in the limelight since she started winning match after match. Until Rousey came on the scene, Justino was considered the best female fighter, and a matchup between the two is now highly sought after. The reason that the fight hasn’t ha...
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Toronto Wins Big

The big winners emerging from the flurry of trades at the end of July were the Toronto Blue Jays. And at just 6 games out of contention for the AL East title, this is a definite move toward securing a spot in the playoffs. The Jays acquired the gem of the trade deadline, David Price, from the Detroit Tigers. They also picked up Troy Tulowitzki--the best hitter that was traded. Mark Lowe and LaTroy Hawkins give their bullpen a bit more depth, and outfielder Ben Revere fills a big gap in the outfi...
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ERA is a Bad Stat

The criteria that you are evaluated in in your daily fantasy sports league when it comes to MLB action are not the best things to look at when you are choosing a team. Yes, a pitcher might be judged on how many earned runs he has during a game, but using ERA as a way to judge talent is not the best way to look at this. Instead, more stat heavy evaluators are necessary. Sabermetrics have done a ton for the game when it comes to figuring out how players will perform, and it’s not quite as complica...
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