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St. Louis Rams 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Is this the year Jeff Fisher and the Rams emerge as a legitimate playoff contender in a competitive NFC West?
St. Louis Rams 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead walked into a mess in 2012, inheriting a franchise that lost 65 of 80 games from 2007-11 — an NFL record for futility over a five-year span.

 

Arizona Cardinals 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The Cardinals need a healthy and productive Carson Palmer if they hope to challenge the Seahawks in the NFC West
Arizona Cardinals 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

There may not be a better general manager/head coach tandem in the NFL than what the Cardinals have with GM Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians. In just two years, they’ve completely transformed the franchise, in terms of both perception and results. But the Cardinals are in a tricky place.

Terrelle Pryor Releases Training Camp Videos After Being Cut

After being dropped by the Bengals, Terrelle Pryor released videos of him in full practice drills.

Players often express their disappointment when they are cut from a team, but former Ohio State standout Terrelle Pryor had an unprecedented reaction after being dropped by the Cincinnati Bengals. After very unsuccessfully vying for a backup quarterback spot, the team sent him packing. He had a strong rookie minicamp but quickly showed flaws in OTAs. Instead of accepting being dropped, Pryor took to Twitter and released multiple videos of him participating in full drills.

 

Kris Bryant and Matt Szczur latest rookies to homer off Clayton Kershaw

The two Cubs' players join a growing list of young players to homer off of Kershaw this year.

Clayton Kershaw is having an off year. Well, an off year for a player who has won three of the past four Cy Young awards, in addition to the MVP last year. His ERA and WHIP are up from the past few seasons at 3.33 and 1.04, respectively. He’s still a very above average player with these stats and has some of the nastiest pitches in the league. Where he’s really getting blasted is in home runs, where he has already let up 11, two more than he let up all of last year. He’s on track to allow a career high, and that total has been in large part due to rookie players.

College Football 2015 All-America Team

Athlon picks the best players for 2015.
College Football 2015 All-America Team

The 2015 college football season is just around the corner, and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. Several of the nation’s top players from 2014 are in the NFL ranks, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the FBS level.

 

Ranking the Pac-12's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

Who has the toughest schedule in the Pac-12 this fall?
Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish.

 

And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling.

 

10 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Big 12 for 2015

Which position groups are on the hot seat?
10 Position Groups Under Pressure in the Big 12 for 2015

The terms “on the hot seat” or “under pressure” usually apply to quarterbacks and head coaches. After all, there’s an enormous amount of pressure on quarterbacks and coaches for any college football team.

NFC South Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

Here is a look at players on each NFC South team that need to have a bigger impact on the field this season.
NFC South Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

The NFC South was easily the worst division as a whole last season, producing not only the worst team in the league, but also no team over .500. However, that means the division is really up for grabs, and one team has to make the playoffs.

 

Related: NFC West Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

 

Florida State Makes Slight Change to Helmets for 2015

The Seminoles are making a small alteration to their helmet.
Florida State Makes Slight Change to Helmets for 2015

Florida State unveiled new uniforms, an updated logo and helmet design last season. And after one year, the Seminoles are making a slight tweak to the helmets for 2015.

 

Last year’s helmets featured crossing spears at the back. However, the Seminoles plan on altering the helmets to not have the spears cross paths.

 

Check out last year’s helmets, followed by the 2015 update: 

 

Red Sox to Retire Pedro Martinez's Number

Just days after Pedro Martinez will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, the Red Sox will retire his number at Fenway Park.

Just two days after Pedro Martinez will join fellow Red Sox legends, such as Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, and Carlton Fisk, in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he will also be immortalized next to them at Fenway Park. On July 28, the Boston Red Sox will retire his infamous No. 45 at Fenway Park, becoming the ninth for the team.

 

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