Archive for June, 2013

Reed Brazilian blend roasts Spain

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

After cruising past Spain in the Confederations Cup final, Brazil has sent out a bold statement of intent and given everyone a years notice: They are back and they mean business, writes Nigel Reed.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/opinion/2013/06/brazilian-blend-roasts-spain-in-confederations-cup-final.html?cmp=rss

The Shutdown Corner NFC South Draft Review Podcast with Greg Cosell (Shutdown Corner)

Sunday, June 30th, 2013
After a brief hiatus, our good buddy Greg Cosell of NFL Films, ESPN's NFL Matchup, and Shutdown Corner is back to talk a little football. And with more than a month passed since the draft, we thought it would be interesting to review that selection process by division, now that teams have given a bit of insight into how their new players will be used. We've already covered the  NFC West , AFC West , and AFC South . Now, we'll move to the NFC South to see how the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers did with their selections. On the Atlanta Falcons' first-round pick, Washington CB Desmond Trufant: "I like him as a player. Now, Jamar Taylor from Boise State, who was a second-round pick [of the Miami Dolphins] I liked a bit more, but I liked Trufant as well. In the games I watched, I thought Trufant showed the ability to play press man -- that doesn't mean that he doesn't play off coverage better, but I made a note that his ability to play press was an attribute that could get his drafted in the first round, and obviously he did. He's a versatile cornerback; he can play outside and in the slot. Overall, he plays fast and shows excellent range. One thing that stood out to me when I watched him against USC was that he easily ran with Marqise Lee from press man position. We know that Lee's likely to be a top ten pick, he's a big kid with great speed, and I didn't think Trufant struggled with him." On the Carolina Panthers' first-round pick, Utah DT Star Lotulelei: "They really needed some defensive tackles, but their nickel front was really good, and they do have some underrated players. I think Lotulelei starts at defensive tackle, but he can play any defensive tackle position. He won't play end in a 4-3, but he can play multiple d-tackle positions, and he did that at Utah. He's somewhat nimble for a man his size. He's big, but I don't think he's as big as a lot of people initially think. When we started looking at him, we thought he was a really big guy, but he's about 310-315 pounds. What I liked best about him was how agile he is for someone who's built more like a big guy than a sleek athlete." The Shutdown Corner NFC South Draft Review Podcast with Greg Cosell On the New Orleans Saints' first-round pick, Texas S Kenny Vacarro:

Martin Brodeur drafts son Anthony

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Goaltending legend Martin Brodeur got to announce the New Jersey Devils' selection of his son Anthony at the NHL draft in New Jersey. Also a goalie, Anthony was drafted 208th overall in the seventh round. This photo sequence captures the Brodeur family's special moment.

Canucks trade Cory Schneider to New Jersey for 9th pick

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Vancouver Canucks provided the first shock of the 2013 NHL draft by dealing goaltender Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in return for the 9th pick.

Wharnsby Did Canucks get enough for Cory Schneider

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Canucks cleared up their crease conundrum by dealing Cory Schneider to the Devils on Sunday, but Tim Wharnsby questions whether Vancouver got a good enough return.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion/2013/06/did-canucks-gm-mike-gillis-get-enough-in-return-for-schneider.html?cmp=rss

Kris Letang, Penguins near deal on 8-year contract: report

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly close to locking up defenceman Kris Letang with a new eight-year contract worth a reported $58 million (US).

Andrea Bargnani traded by Raptors to New York reports

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Multiple media reports say Andrea Bargnani has been traded to the New York Knicks. The seven-year centre/forward and former first overall pick for the Toronto Raptors heads to the Big Apple for a package that will include Steve Novak, Marcus Camby (a former Raptor) and a protected first-round draft pick.



Source: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/story/2013/06/30/sp-nba-bargnani.html?cmp=rss

Brazil defeats Spain to win Confederations Cup

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Fred scored two goals and Neymar added another as host Brazil defeated world champion Spain 3-0 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Reed: Brazilian blend roasts Spain

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

After cruising past Spain in the Confederations Cup final, Brazil has sent out a bold statement of intent and given everyone a year's notice: They are back and they mean business, writes Nigel Reed.

Felger: ‘Patriots have lost their way a bit’ (Comcast SportsNet New England)

Sunday, June 30th, 2013
On Sports Sunday, Michael Felger, Michael Holley and Lou Merloni discussed whether the Patriots have become too lax on players with questionable character.