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Ranking the Big 12 Stadiums for 2015

Athlon ranks and analyzes Big 12 stadiums and attendance numbers.
Ranking the Big 12 Stadiums for 2015

Last summer, Athlon Sports asked 10 Big 12 experts Chip Brown, Blair Kerkhoff, Bill Connelly, Allen Kenney and more to rank their favorite stadiums in the Big 12.

 

Best Supplemental Draft Picks in NFL History

With the supplemental draft Thursday, take a look at some of the best players in its history.
Best Supplemental Draft Picks in NFL History

Since 1977, the NFL has hosted an annual supplemental draft, which is meant to provide a chance for players who had eligibility issues to be selected. However, it is widely overlooked because only 43 total players have been picked. And in many years, zero players were selected.

The Big Ten's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

Which players are underrated?
The Big Ten's 10 Most Underrated Players for 2015

Every college football team has players most would consider underrated. However, defining underrated players is no easy assignment, as that term varies in meaning between fans and experts.

 

Ubaldo Jimenez Robs Hit With Willie Mays-like Catch

The incredible catch by the Orioles' pitcher kept the game scoreless.

With two men in scoring position with two outs, Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was forced to channel his inner Willie Mays to prevent any runs to score. In the bottom of the third, Eddie Rosario had the opportunity to break the scoreless game. Jimenez delivered a high inside fastball that jammed Rosario, but it was a weak hit with the infield playing deep.

 

Retrial Date Set for Vanderbilt Rape Case

After the last case was declared a mistrial, the prosecution remains optimistic about another conviction.

After the conviction then mistrial in the Vanderbilt rape case that exposed some major problems between sports and college, the judge has set a new trial date for November 30. Former Commodores Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey were convicted on January 27 for their role in a rape of an unconscious woman in June 2013 at a campus dorm. However, it was declared a mistrial after a juror did not disclose that he had previously been a victim of a sexual assault.

 

De'Andre Johnson Allegedly Called Racial Slurs and Attacked Before Punch

As video surfaced of the horrific incident, Johnson's lawyer stated that he was instigated by the woman.

After a video showing De’Andre Johnson allegedly striking a woman at a bar surfaced, Florida State quickly dismissed him from the team. However, Johnson’s lawyer has come out and stated that the woman instigated the punch. He alleged that she used racial slurs and hit him twice, including a knee to the groin and an attempted punch.

 

Injury Forces Rory McIlroy Out of British Open

After rupturing his ankle ligament playing soccer, McIlroy will be unable to play at the upcoming tournament.

After recently revealing his off-the-field injury, Rory McIlroy announced on Instagram that he is withdrawing from the upcoming Open Championship. Due to the extent of the injury, it seemed unlikely that the defending champion would be able to play. Even if he did, he surely would have not been at his full ability and that served as one of his reasons.

 

C.J. Wilson Marks Second NFL Player to Suffer Injury From Fireworks

The extent of his injuries are unknown, although it seems his hands are injured.

Like Andy Warhol said, “one’s company, two’s a crowd,” Jason Pierre Paul is apparently not the only one to suffer from a fireworks-related injury. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson reportedly injured himself over the July 4th holiday while shooting off fireworks. He too suffered a hand injury, but the extent is unknown.

 

All About the 2015 ESPY Awards

Here is a detailed preview of what to expect for the ESPY Awards this year.

While professional sports may stop for a week in July, the ESPY Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of athletes on and off the field. Like always, it is an exciting night full of laughs, joys, and even tears. It's a cant-miss event for any sports event, so here is some information you need to know beforehand:

Event: 23rd annual ESPY Awards

 

Time: July 15, 8/7 CT

 

Channel: ABC

 

Place: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California

 

Host: Joel McHale

 

 

Best Candidates for 2015 Home Run Derby

Here's a list of some of the best candidates for this year's Home Run Derby
Best Candidates for 2015 Home Run Derby

To help boost low ratings, MLB has changed some of the rules for this year's Home Run Derby, which will take place on July 13 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Instead of 10 batters, only eight will compete, and they will be given five minutes each round, as opposed to 10 outs. Batters will be given extra time increments for home runs of 420 and 475 feet, and time will stop after each home run with under a minute left.

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