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Baseball's All-Time Valentine's Day Lineup

Opening Day is more than a month away, but this team is tailor-made for Feb. 14
Baseball’s All-Time Valentine’s Day Lineup

With MLB training camps set to open in Florida and Arizona, no doubt there are a few WAGs missing their sweethearts today. In honor of the Day of Love, we present the all-time Valentine’s Day lineup including Flowers, a Rose, Candy, a Cookie, a Jewel and an appearance by Cupid himself.

 

Starters

 

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Tyler Flowers

For Friday The 13th: The 13 Most Superstitious People in Sports

On a bad luck day, these athletes try to find good luck
For Friday The 13th: The 13 Most Superstitious People in Sports

Sometimes athletes have to make their own luck. Or at least that’s what these guys think they’re doing.

 

On this Friday the 13th — a day when we’re all on the lookout for black cats in our paths or broken mirrors — let’s celebrate the athletes who think a bit, um, differently.

 

We thought that it was appropriate to find the 13 most superstitious people in sports, with their seriously strange quirks, habits and talismans, and present them here:

 

Minnesota Mascot is Annoying Other Big Ten Teams With Cheesy Valentines

Goldy hopes you'll "Gopher" these Valentines
Minnesota Mascot is Annoying Other Big Ten Teams With Cheesy Valentines

Watch out, @TheOregonDuck, you’re about to have company as the best college  mascot on Twitter.

 

@GoldyTheGopher is finding a fond place in our hearts — appropriately — this Valentine’s Day weekend with Valentines for the other Big Ten mascots.

 

Just like in elementary school, everyone in the class gets a Valentine.

 

If you like the Big Ten, Valentines and bad puns, this should be a delight:

 

Tony Stewart 2015 Season Driver Preview

Stewart looks to refocus and get back to his winning ways in 2015.
Tony Stewart 2015 Season Driver Preview

Will the real Tony Stewart please stand up? In one corner, there’s the three-time Cup champion and certain Hall of Fame driver. In the other, there’s the guy who went winless for the first time in his career, en route to a nightmare no one could have ever imagined.

 

Which one will emerge in 2015?

 

Denny Hamlin 2015 Season Driver Preview

Hamlin looks to find victory lane for the first time in two seasons with a new crew chief.
Denny Hamlin 2015 Season Driver Preview

Denny Hamlin walked into the Joe Gibbs Racing shop in December and noticed a change. As he was meeting with new crew chief Dave Rogers, Hamlin saw that yellow had largely replaced black on the cars and equipment for his No. 11 team. Even the hauler was different.

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of SEC Early Enrollees in 2015

Once again, the Vols led the SEC with 10 early enrollees.
Team-by-team breakdown of SEC early enrollees in 2015

Last year, the SEC welcomed 72 early enrollees. Even the SEC has outdone itself this year, topping its own record with 82 early enrollees.

 

It's a trend started mostly by the SEC and dominated by the SEC. There are countless benefits to enrolling athletes early, none the least of which is learning how to live life as a college student-athlete. Essentially, a player is more likely to contribute earlier if he enrolls early than if he shows up in the summer months.

 

Rankings according to 247Sports composite

 

Yes, This Gonzaga Team is for Real

Mark Few's best team is built for the Final Four
Yes, This Gonzaga Team is for Real

For better and worse, consistency explains Mark Few’s tenure at Gonzaga.

 

Over the past 16 seasons, Few has amassed 427 wins, 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 13 conference regular season titles and 11 conference tournament championships … with zero national championships, zero Final Fours and zero Elite Eight appearances.

 

The model of consistency, for better or worse. 

 

Top Five Candidates to Receive the NFL Franchise Tag

Kasey Kahne 2015 Season Driver Preview

Even though he won just once last year, Kahne received a contract extension through 2018
Kasey Kahne 2015 Season Driver Preview

There’s an old adage in racing that says, “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” For Kasey Kahne, that motto perfectly sums up his most recent Sprint Cup campaign. Kahne was good, and he had fast cars, but the luck just wasn’t on his side. He failed to finish five races in 2014, all due to crash damage in which he was almost always an innocent victim.

 

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