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Justin is a staff writer for OperationSports.com, majoring in NCAA and NFL football with a minor in Major League Baseball. He is also known to take courses in college basketball during the month of March. You can find him asking rhetorical questions on the forums under the username jmik58, or follow him on twitter @long_snapper as he steals other people's ideas and passes them off as his own work.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Posted on May 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM.
Top Sports News for Friday, May 17, 2013
1. Spurs advance; huge matchup with Memphis awaits.
The Spurs outlasted the feisty and streaky Warriors to advance to the Western Conference Finals where they will face the Grizzlies. The win marked the tenth win in eleven tries for the Spurs in closeout games since the start of the 2007 playoffs.
2. Knicks extend series with win over Pacers. ... Read More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Posted on May 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM.
Top Sports News for Wednesday, May 15, 2013
1. Is New York's heavy reliance on three-ball and jump-shots losing series against Pacers?
Maybe the clichés are true: You live by the three, you die by the three; the Knicks are just showing their age, or maybe teams built around shooting can't rebound. "During their 26-point Game 2 win over the Pacers, the ... Read More
Monday, May 13, 2013
Posted on May 13, 2013 at 10:45 AM.
Top Sports News for Monday, May 13, 2013
1. Golden State evens series on big comeback.
Over the final 9:40 of the fourth quarter and overtime the Warriors outscored the Spurs 25-7 to even the series at two games apiece. Tuesday night's matchup in San Antonio proves to be a pivotal one, especially if Golden State is able to steal a win for a chance to clinch at home in ... Read More
Friday, May 10, 2013
Posted on May 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM.
Top Sports News for Friday, May 10, 2013
1. MLB Umpires having a rough week.
A botched homerun ruling on a replay one day was followed by a horribly wrong interpretation of another rule last night. In the first instance, Major League Baseball played the "no one is perfect ... it's a judgment call" card. Last night's gaff, however; was a ... Read More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Posted on May 8, 2013 at 09:22 AM.
Top Sports News for Wednesday, May 8, 2013
1. J.A. Happ carted off field after liner to the side of his head.
A ball off the bat of Desmond Jennings connected with the left side of the Blue Jays pitcher and sailed down the right field line towards the bullpen. Last year, Oakland's Brandon McCarthy had his skull fractured and required brain surgery ... Read More
Monday, May 6, 2013
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 09:18 AM.
Top Sports News for Monday, May 6, 2013
1. 'The King' claims his fourth MVP crown in the past five seasons.
For the first time since the 1999-2000 season when Shaquille O'Neal pulled the feat, LeBron James tallied an incredible 191 of 192 votes for NBA MVP. The lone remaining vote went for New York's Carmelo Anthony. The addition of LBJ to the 'fourth-in-five' club means ... Read More
Friday, May 3, 2013
Posted on May 3, 2013 at 09:32 AM.
Top Sports News for Friday, May 3, 2013
1. Debate over racist tone of 'Redskins' could lead to name change.
A poll conducted by the Associated Press shows approximately 80% of people asked have no problem with the 'Redskins' name for Washington, D.C's prized NFL franchise. Despite the support, several movements are underway that could lead to a name change -- including congressional action. One suggested ... Read More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 10:11 AM.
Top Sports News for Wednesday, May 1, 2013
1. Tim Tebow clears waivers, NFL days may be over.
The mixture of Tebow and New York City created a circus that may have scared away other NFL organizations. Teams must weigh the potential on-field benefits of signing Tim Tebow versus the distractions that come with him. In Tebow's case, this may be the perfect opportunity to walk away from ... Read More
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top Sports News for Monday, April 29, 2013
1. LA Lakers swept by Spurs. Does D'Antoni deserve the blame?
For a team that barely made the playoffs, LA still had a lot of pressure to perform. Injuries, a new coach, and new superstars all thickened the plot -- perhaps too much. Change is likely coming, but who should stay and who should go?
2. Tim Tebow cut by NY Jets
The ... Read More
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sports are often thought of as an opportunity to learn about and prepare for life. Young boys and girls are able to build teamwork skills, leadership ability, and gain and grow new perspectives for perseverence through their experiences as a student-athlete.
The common denominator in this instance is that we are preparing for something that is yet to ... Read More
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Did Rutgers learn nothing from the poor handling by administrators in the Penn State scandal?
The Scarlet Knights have removed men's basketball coach Mike Rice after public outcries related to videos showing him abusing players during practice.
Athletic director Tim Pernetti had reviewed the video and decided not to fire Rice late in 2012. Instead, he felt that a suspension ... Read More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
John Calipari's grand experiment has played out in full color over the past two seasons for Kentucky basketball.
The same program that won the national championship in 2012 couldn't even get out of the first round of the NIT against Robert Morris last night. The analogies and metaphors are raining down on ... Read More
Friday, March 1, 2013
Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:28 PM.
Exiting a basketball court with fans rushing the floor leaves players swimming upstream without a paddle.
Rushing the basketball court just isn't what it used to be. Such a response was once reserved for the rare occasion when a top-five team would get upset by an unranked squad. As time has passed, however; I've noticed ... Read More
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Posted on February 26, 2013 at 11:40 AM.
The men wearing black and white stripes had a trick up their sleeves, one-upping ISU's Hilton Magic
For Iowa State fans, visions of the Paul Shirley block-charge nightmare are dancing in their heads all over again.
This time the stakes weren't quite as high but the end result more definitively cost the Cyclones a win.
With only seconds remaining in last night's ... Read More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Posted on February 20, 2013 at 04:05 PM.
Reggie Miller can't figure out what the big deal is.
Was it what I said, or who I said it to?
North Dakota's play-by-play radio man, Paul Ralston, may be asking himself this after being benched by the university for using the phrase "choke job" in a post-game interview with coach Brian Jones.
Following an overtime defeat at the hands of Northern Arizona -- a game in ... Read More
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