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Brock Lesnar's WrestleMania Bout Reportedly Discussed by Vince McMahon, Triple H

Brock Lesnar walked out of the 2014 edition of SummerSlam as the new WWE world heavyweight champion, but discussions regarding whom he will square off against at WrestleMania 31 are already reportedly causing tension between Vince McMahon and Triple H.<p>According to F4WOnline, via Marc Middleton of …

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Brock Lesnar Destroying John Cena at SummerSlam 2014 Was Brilliant Booking

To close out SummerSlam 2014, Brock Lesnar devoured John Cena in what was more of an undressing than a title bout.<p>Lesnar spent much of the match toying with Cena like a cat does a stunned mouse. WWE toyed with the audience's expectations in similar fashion.<p>The result was a shocking and enthralling …

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Fantasy Football Rankings 2014: Top RB Sleepers to Target on Draft Day

When planning a fantasy draft, everything starts with the running backs. It's a stark contrast to reality, where the position has been devalued in recent years. The good news is there are an overwhelming number of runners to target who can put your squad over the top.<p>In fact, we are in such a deep …

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Drafting a Running Back Early Could Ruin Your Fantasy Football Season

Last year I was in a 10-team standard fantasy football league in a snake-style drafting format.<p>My first pick was seventh overall.<p>With that pick I had planned to take a running back and had in my notes that I would take Trent Richardson, should he be available.<p>He was.<p>Like many analysts, experts, …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Draft Strategy Tips and Keys for Building Cheat Sheet

Fantasy football is a simple game, but mastering it is very difficult. There are so many factors that come into play over four months, ranging from waiver-wire prowess to plain luck, that even longtime players aren't guaranteed success.<p>One of the few constants is the fact that the foundation of a …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Updated Rankings for Top Sleepers After Preseason Week 1

Week 1 of the NFL preseason is in the books, which means it's time to reassess the rankings for the league's top potential fantasy football sleepers.<p>In some cases, the preseason appears to have all the predictive power of a magic eight ball, but this is usually the case when it comes to assessing …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Overrated Players Based on Early Average Draft Positions

With a few NFL preseason games already in the books, it's time to get serious about the 2014 fantasy football season.<p>There is a litany of articles detailing which players you should try to snag in the later rounds to surprise your friends, the best possible draft order and which players will be …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Latest 1st-Round Mock Draft and Sleeper Rankings

It happens every year. The calendar hits August, and suddenly it becomes fantasy football season. Training camps get going; preseason games whet the appetite; and folks around the country start playing fantasy GM, trying to dissect each and every potential draft pick.<p>It's a beautiful thing.<p>But you …

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2014 Fantasy Football: 2nd-Year Stars to Avoid in Your Draft

Last year's draft class is often a fertile trough for fantasy football owners hoping to snag the next star. While plenty of second-year players offer great value this year, a few should be avoided in most cases.<p>Drafting younger players is always a bit tricky. You don't have a lot of evidence by …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Under-the-Radar PPR Gems Poised for Big Season

Fantasy football isn’t all about the touchdowns.<p>Sure, end-zone trips account for a large chunk of fantasy points. That’s why Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was such a hit among fantasy owners last year: He scored 12 touchdowns in his breakout season.<p>It stands to reason that otherwise …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Top Sleepers at Every Skill Position

There are certain fantasy breakouts people clamor to claim off waivers midseason—think Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas and New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman in 2013—but that often means releasing a valuable depth player or, even worse, an injured high draft pick.<p>What if you …

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Comparing the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014-15 Roster to the 2009 Stanley Cup Squad

The Pittsburgh Penguins are now five years removed from their last Stanley Cup championship. That would be good news for franchises like the Toronto Maple Leafs or St. Louis Blues, organizations that have gone the better part of 40 years without an appearance in the Cup Final.<p>For the Penguins, …

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2014 Fantasy Football: Analyzing Top Rookie Receivers Worth a Late-Round Pick

In 2013, rookies were all the rage in fantasy football. By the end of the season, players such as Eddie Lacy, Zac Stacy, Keenan Allen and Cordarrelle Patterson all became viable flex or No. 2 options at their position.<p>Now, nearly every one of those players is a virtual lock to go high in fantasy …

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Oakland Raiders: First Impressions from Training Camp

The Oakland Raiders are now four days into their 2014 training camp and have thus begun an all-important season in the franchise’s rebuilding project.<p>A productive offseason has likely raised expectations for this year’s team, but with upgraded talent across the board, they could certainly be up to …

Football (U.S.)

Carolina Panthers: Early Impressions from Training Camp

On Friday at Bank of America Stadium, months of speculation came to a halt and the period of observation began.<p>As the Panthers took the field that night for their first training camp practice, the mixed emotions of excitement for the new season and uncertainty stemming from a roster overhaul …

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Fantasy Football 2014: Identifying Quarterbacks with Best Draft Value

The 2014 fantasy football draft season is upon us, and with the premium placed on quarterback play in the NFL, it's vital to identify which signal-callers to choose if the truly elite options aren't available.<p>Mobile, athletic QBs that can extend plays with their feet are an increasingly desirable …

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Why 2014 Is Ryan Mathews' Last Season with the San Diego Chargers

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews put together an impressive 2013 campaign after years of injuries and underperformance. With just one year left on Mathews’ rookie contract, the Chargers face a difficult dilemma—either extend their most talented runner, or let 2014 be the injury-prone …

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NFL Predictions 2014: Rookies Who Will Break Out During Preseason

The modern NFL provides rookies with ample opportunities to impress coaches. From the media-saturated combine to minicamps and OTAs, there is no shortage of ways for players to gain reps and impress coaches and fans alike.<p>You really don't know a player until he throws on all the pads and plays at …

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NFL Rumors: Latest Buzz on Marshawn Lynch, Brian Hoyer and Jordy Nelson

Most fans will agree that the worst part of the NFL season is that it ends. With nothing to fill the void, the summer is generally dotted with filler stories that everybody forgets about after a few weeks.<p>Bleacher Report's Dan Levy wrote extensively about how badly the games need to arrive so as to …

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NFL Teams with the Biggest Question Marks at Start of Training Camps

It's a quarterback-driven league, so it should come as no surprise that the teams with the biggest question marks at the start of training camps have quarterback issues. However, a question at quarterback can't be the only problem teams are facing. Average quarterbacks win all the time with great …

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 1: Seattle Seahawks

Getty Images<p>The Seattle Seahawks enter their 2014 training camp as defending Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. While the …

NFL Trade Value, Part 1

Bill Barnwell delivers his annual ranking of pro football’s top 50 most valuable assets<p>The 2013 NFL season reminded us that efficiency kills. On the …

NFL Power Rankings: Checking in at Start of Training Camps

Most of the time, preseason power rankings are the ugly union of last season's inertia and this year's guesswork. We take everything that happened last year, modify it slightly by what occurred in the offseason...and there you go.<p>The problem is, the NFL doesn't work like that.<p>Every season, playoff …

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Fantasy Football 2014: How Will Schematic Changes Affect These Star Fantasy RBs?

Over the next week, NFL training camps open across the country, and several fantasy football stars will take the field under new leadership in a new offensive system.<p>The NFL saw significant coaching turnover this offseason, including seven head coaches, 12 offensive coordinators and 10 defensive …

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​The Rarest Known PS4 Trophies

You're one of them. The accomplishment addicts. The trophy trackers. You need to get them all. Well, here are some PS4 trophies you might not want—or …

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