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Pirates Cap Incredible End to MLB First Half

In two straight games, the Pirates defeated the Cardinals in extra inning walkoff games.

The MLB season opened with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the first half of the season wrapped up with them. However, the past two games for the Cardinals have been heartbreakers, having faced their division rival Pirates. Both games have gone to extra innings, and both have ended in a Pirates come from behind walkoff victory.

 

Jordan Spieth Wins John Deere Classic in Playoff

After mounting a comeback, Spieth took the title in a two hole playoff.

It was considered a bold move, but Jordan Spieth went ahead and competed in the John Deere Classic this past weekend. And he proved that it was a great idea, as he took home the title in a two-hole playoff with Tom Gillis. Down a few strokes on the back nine, Spieth came roaring back, almost as if it was to be expected.

 

Top 10 MLB All Star Game Moments Since 2000

Take a look at some of the best moments from the All Star Game.

The MLB has been bringing its best players together since 1933 in an annual All Star Game. Since its inception, countless memories have been made, from game-winning hits to final farewells. The game started to gain greater importance in 2003, as the winner began to determine home-field advantage for the World Series. This year's game takes place on July 14 at Great American Ballpark, home to the Cincinnati Reds. Take a look at some of the most memorable moments since 2000 (listed chronologically):

Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2015

Which players are in for a breakout year?
Big 12 Football Breakout Players for 2015

Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season.

Novak Djokovic Celebrates Wimbledon With Taste of Grass

After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic went to tradition and ate some grass from the court.

Every athlete has their own unique way of celebrating, and anybody watching Novak Djokovic’s victory over Roger Federer at Wimbledon surely saw how he embraced the moment. Right after he won and shook hands with the chair umpire, he reached down to the famous grass on the court. He ripped out a few pieces and began chomping away on it.

 

Top 10 ACC Non-Conference Games of 2015

What are the ACC's best non-conference games in '15?
Top 10 ACC Non-Conference Games of 2015

The College Football Playoff Committee proved the general trend of tougher scheduling last fall. 

 

The ACC may not get a team in the playoff and may not be one of the better Power 5 conferences. However, no one can blame the ACC for taking it easy in the non-conference. 

 

College Football's Top 25 Most Crowded Stadiums

Athlon ranked the Power 5 stadiums based on percent of capacity.
College Football's Top 25 Most Crowded Stadiums

Attendance is a function of many things.

 

Renovations, scheduling, prices, realignment and weather can impact attendance numbers. Even how a school reports its given numbers can vary from program to program (unfortunately).

 

Marcus Lattimore Explains Pain in the NFL

After suffering two major knee injuries, the pain was too much for Marcus Lattimore to continue playing with.

There was a time when many considered South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore as one of the best college running backs. However, after two knee injuries in consecutive years, including one of the most gruesome ever seen, his future quickly looked bleak. The San Francisco drafted him with a 4th round pick in 2013, but he never recovered fully from the injury, retiring late in 2014.

 

Florida State RB Dalvin Cook Facing Battery Charge

Cook is facing serious allegations from an incident in June.

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook is considered one of the rising stars in the ACC, but the sophomore is facing some serious allegations after an incident on June 23.

 

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer Meet Again in Wimbledon Championship

The match will be a repeat of last year's title game, which Djokovic took in five sets.

After both winning their semifinals matches in straight sets, No. 1 Novak Djokovic will take on No. 2 Roger Federer for the Wimbledon title for the second straight year. Djokovic enters the match as the defending Wimbledon champion, while Federer has won seven titles there previously. The two have been great rivals for several years now, having faced one another 39 times prior.

 

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