Chargers’ Forrest Lamp was college football’s best pass blocker

The Los Angeles Chargers’ second-round draft pick from the 2017 NFL draft, Chargers guard Forrest Lamp, was worth the high selection. Lamp was the No. 1 rated pass blocker in all of college football during 2016, per Pro Football Focus. Lamp did not give up many sacks last season, which is great news

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Name Precedes Ironhead Gallon

There is only one place to start. “It’s always the name,” Ironhead Gallon said with a smile. The linebacker-turned-safety out of Georgia Southern, one of the Cardinals’ undrafted rookies, doesn’t have “Ironhead” on his birth certificate. His given name is Deshawntee. But his father Shawn

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Report: Third base among ‘major upgrades’ Red Sox seek by trade deadline

Despite still being owed more than $42 million after this year, Pablo Sandoval’s days with the Red Sox appear numbered. With Sandoval now on his second disabled list stint of the season – this time with an ear infection – after turning into what Feinsand calls “a horror tale for the Red Sox

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Darren McFadden embraces backup role with Cowboys

Darren McFadden never lived up to expectations as the fourth overall pick in 2008. In seven seasons with the Raiders, McFadden had only one 1,000-yard season as he missed 29 games with 15 different injuries. Yet, McFadden, who turns 30 next month, stil…

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Phillies are feeling the pain of a rebuild, but will they experience the desired payoff?

This article originally appeared on FoxSports.com The problem with a rebuild is that it is always darkest before the dawn, and teams never know when the light finally will emerge.It’s dark for the Phillies right now, about as dark as it gets. The Phils, losers of 39 of their past 50 games, are on pace

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6 big things to watch for at tonight’s NBA draft

The NBA draft is a big deal! Here’s what you should watch for on Thursday night. All of LaVar Ball’s bluster and the general fascination (or contempt?) with the Ball family could end up with Lonzo on the league’s most historically popular team, and the one he wanted to play for all along.

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What’s a realistic win total for the 49ers in 2017?

Despite a massive offseason turnaround, the San Francisco 49ers are still projected to be very bad in 2017. Looking at Vegas odds and the upcoming schedule, what’s a realistic win total for the Niners this season? Well, anything better than a 2-14 record would be a major improvement for the San Francisco

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Eberle hopes to re-establish chemistry with John Tavares

Jordan Eberle believes the trade to the New York Islanders will provide him with a fresh start — and possibly the opportunity to play alongside John Tavares. In a blockbuster Thursday morning, the Oilers dealt Eberle to the Islanders for Ryan Strome. Back then, the draft-eligible Tavares was expected to go No. 1 overall in a few months time.

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Washington Nationals Rumors: Nats’ long list of rumored bullpen targets keeps growing…

FOXSports.coms Ken Rosenthal and FanRags Jon Heyman have a long list of relievers Washingtons reportedly pursuing as they look for bullpen help… FanRags Jon Heyman had previously reported that he spoke to someone with ties to the Washington National…

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Key dates from the 2017-18 NHL schedule

The NHL’s 2016-17 campaign ended only 11 days ago but it’s never too early to talk about next season.

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Flyers begin 2017-18 season out West, face Vegas for 1st time in February

The NHL on Thursday released its 2017-18 schedule and as reported Wednesday, the Flyers open the season in San Jose on Oct. 4 as part of a four-game road trip that includes games in Los Angeles, Anaheim and concludes in Nashville on Oct. 10. The Flyers…

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Miguel Cabrera has a beard-tickling encounter with a fan

Tigers star Miguel Cabrera couldn’t reach a foul ball but he did reach a Seattle fan’s beard.

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Frank Kush, coach who built ASU into powerhouse, dies at 88 (Yahoo Sports)

Frank Kush, the fearsome coach who transformed Arizona State from a backwater football program into a powerhouse, died Thursday. ”Coach Kush built ASU into a national football power,” ASU President Michael M. Crow said in a statement. ”He taught u…

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Athletics designate popular catcher Vogt for assignment

Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction before a game against Houston the previous night. Rookie infielder Matt Chapman went on the 10-day disabled …

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Marian Hossa’s on-ice production, example will be tough to replace

For at least the last two seasons, Joel Quenneville has watched as the equipment designed to keep Marian Hossa safe and pain-free did just the opposite. “Constant pain and constant annoyance,” is how Quenneville put Hossa’s skin disorder that has forced him out of hockey for at least a season, and probably for good. It’s why Hossa got more days off than other players, because any day he didn’t have to put on his equipment was a good day. It’s why Hossa’s pregame routine took longer than other players. It’s why the athletic trainers and equipment staff tried everything they could think of to ease Hossa’s suffering. “I’d like to give you a number on how many different things that he would try to

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Kyle Shanahan, Brian Hoyer and the Art of Play-action

Eric Reid seemed to know what was coming. Just a few hours before the start of mandatory minicamp, the San Francisco 49ers safety was explaining to reporters why it’s so difficult to defend Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Shanahan’s ability to disguise plays was one of Reid’s deductions. The

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