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Making Sense of the Blackhawks’ Moves

Making Sense of the Blackhawks’ Moves

John Hartzmark July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Making Sense of the Blackhawks’ Moves

The Chicago Blackhawks fizzled out of the 2017 NHL Playoffs in what seemed like a lackadaisical fashion. They could not overcome the speed and physicality of the eventual Western Conference Champs, the Nashville Predators.

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College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

John Hartzmark May 17, 2017 Comments Off on College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

Another season, another round of preseason coaches on the “Hot Seat”.  Every year college programs want to see the win totals increase or stay pat from the previous season.  Who will be the first

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Neymar to Stand Trial in Fraud Case

Neymar to Stand Trial in Fraud Case

John Hartzmark May 4, 2017 Comments Off on Neymar to Stand Trial in Fraud Case

Neymar, the Brazil and Barcelona star, will have to stand trial in a fraud case stemming from his 2013 transfer from Brazil side Santos to La Liga powerhouse Barcelona.  The transfer has been analyzed

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Warriors Wanted Clippers Due To “No Nightlife” in Utah

Warriors Wanted Clippers Due To “No Nightlife” in Utah

John Hartzmark May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Warriors Wanted Clippers Due To “No Nightlife” in Utah

The Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games yesterday.  But, if the Golden State Warriors could have had any say … they would have wanted the Clippers to come out victorious.

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Muntari Leaves Pitch After Being Booked For Reporting Racist Abuse

Muntari Leaves Pitch After Being Booked For Reporting Racist Abuse

John Hartzmark May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Muntari Leaves Pitch After Being Booked For Reporting Racist Abuse

Serie A defender Sulley Muntari, from Ghana, playing for bottom dwelling Pescara, has probably heard a lot. But against Caligari he had heard enough. At the 89th minute, he asked referee Daniele Minelli to stop

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J-Hartzmark’s 1st EVER NFL Mock Draft

J-Hartzmark’s 1st EVER NFL Mock Draft

John Hartzmark April 27, 2017 Comments Off on J-Hartzmark’s 1st EVER NFL Mock Draft

For the first time in my sports writing “career” I am going to attempt a Mock Draft for the NFL.  I have done NHL mock drafts, but why not try the big one!  I

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Burnley’s Joey Barton Suspended 18 Months For Admitting To Betting Charge

Burnley’s Joey Barton Suspended 18 Months For Admitting To Betting Charge

John Hartzmark April 26, 2017 Comments Off on Burnley’s Joey Barton Suspended 18 Months For Admitting To Betting Charge

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been banned by the FA from football and “all football activity” for the next 18 months, effective immediately. The former Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Queens Park Rangers player

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Mel Pearson named Ninth Michigan Hockey Coach

Mel Pearson named Ninth Michigan Hockey Coach

John Hartzmark April 24, 2017 Comments Off on Mel Pearson named Ninth Michigan Hockey Coach

For the first time in 32 years, the 9-time NCAA Champion Michigan Ice Hockey program needed a coach.  Red Berenson, a Jack Adams Trophy winner with the St. Louis Blues and NHLer, retired.  After

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Manuel Neuer Out For Season

Manuel Neuer Out For Season

John Hartzmark April 20, 2017 Comments Off on Manuel Neuer Out For Season

The Bavarians will be without arguably their best player.  In the extra time loss to Real Madrid, in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals, 31-year old goalie Manuel Neuer fractured his

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Wichita State to join American Athletic Conference in 2017-18

Wichita State to join American Athletic Conference in 2017-18

John Hartzmark April 7, 2017 Comments Off on Wichita State to join American Athletic Conference in 2017-18

A staple of the mid-majors in NCAA Basketball is making a jump.  The Wichita State Shockers have accepted an invitation to join the American Athletic Conference (AAC) starting next season. The vote was unanimous,

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Why The NHL Feels Poorly Run

Why The NHL Feels Poorly Run

John Hartzmark April 5, 2017 Comments Off on Why The NHL Feels Poorly Run

With the news the NHL will not be participating in the 2018 South Korean Winter Olympics, many hockey fans and pundits have been confused.  Why would the NHL, the key component of the marquee

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NHL Announces No 2018 Olympic Participation

NHL Announces No 2018 Olympic Participation

John Hartzmark April 4, 2017 Comments Off on NHL Announces No 2018 Olympic Participation

The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This ends a long stalemate between the NHL, NHLPA, IOC, and IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation). “In an

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Red Wings Miss Playoffs For First Time in 25 Years

Red Wings Miss Playoffs For First Time in 25 Years

John Hartzmark March 29, 2017 Comments Off on Red Wings Miss Playoffs For First Time in 25 Years

It had to end eventually.  For the first time since the 1991-92 season, the Detroit Red Wings will not be part of the playoff bracket.  There were a litany of reason why this team,

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Messi Banned Four Games For Abusing Official

Messi Banned Four Games For Abusing Official

John Hartzmark March 28, 2017 Comments Off on Messi Banned Four Games For Abusing Official

Argentina is already in danger of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.  But now the Albiceleste will be without their captain.  FIFA has handed 30-year old Lionel Messi a four-international match ban for

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USA Mens Hockey May Join Women In Boycott: Report

USA Mens Hockey May Join Women In Boycott: Report

John Hartzmark March 27, 2017 Comments Off on USA Mens Hockey May Join Women In Boycott: Report

The NHLPA already sided with the USA Women’s Hockey Team last week, but their group could grow significantly.  If the United States uses replacement players in next weeks World Championships, according to a USA

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NCAA Hockey Tournament Breakdown: Plus Frozen Four Pick

NCAA Hockey Tournament Breakdown: Plus Frozen Four Pick

John Hartzmark March 20, 2017 Comments Off on NCAA Hockey Tournament Breakdown: Plus Frozen Four Pick

The “second March Madness” is about to begin. The bracket has been released, and this is one of the better brackets in recent memory.  Upsets should happen, there are more “top-tier” teams then ever

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College Hockey Coaching Notes: A Mainstay Steps Down

College Hockey Coaching Notes: A Mainstay Steps Down

John Hartzmark March 15, 2017 Comments Off on College Hockey Coaching Notes: A Mainstay Steps Down

Dean Blais, a man who coached North Dakota for 10 years, and Nebraska-Omaha for the last eight years, is stepping down.  He won two National Championships at Dakota, put countless players in professional hockey,

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Las Vegas Golden Knights Make 1st Transaction

Las Vegas Golden Knights Make 1st Transaction

John Hartzmark March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Las Vegas Golden Knights Make 1st Transaction

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have their first player.  GM George McPhee announced that they have signed free agent forward Reid Duke to a three-year entry-level contract.  Duke will finish the season with the

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Chad Greenway Retires

Chad Greenway Retires

John Hartzmark March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Chad Greenway Retires

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is retiring after 11 seasons with the team. The team announced that Greenway will formally announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday.  The linebacker was a great member

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Transfer News: 6 March

Transfer News: 6 March

John Hartzmark March 6, 2017 Comments Off on Transfer News: 6 March

Premier League (Chelsea, Arsenal, and others) summer target, Torino’s Andrea Belotti, now has his price elevated. After scoring a hat-trick in eight minutes, Torino President Urbano Cairo has set the asking price at 130

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