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Dallas Cowboys Fans want Jerry Jones Fired, and rightly so
By Ryan Lawrence - March 13 2012 Sports News Feature

If they want to see Jerry Jones fired and replaced with a new GM, Dallas Cowboys fans will have to take some drastic steps to force the owner's hand.

The Dallas Cowboys in 2013 Super Bowl? Here's How
By Ryan Lawrence - February 4 2012 Sports News Feature

After yet another late-season collapse that saw more than a few warts exposed, the Dallas Cowboys seem years away from contending for the Super Bowl.

Expect a San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl
By Ryan Lawrence - January 20 2012 Sports News Feature

When the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens played earlier this season, the game was dubbed the "Harbaugh Bowl." Expect a rematch on Super Bowl Sunday.

Why the Baltimore Ravens Beat the New England Patriots
By Ryan Lawrence - January 16 2012 Sports News Feature

Unfortunately, Belichick's savior won't be able to keep the Baltimore Ravens from beating the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Jim Rome Makes Fun of Tim Tebow Music Video
By Ryan Lawrence - January 11 2012 Sports News Feature

A recently released Tim Tebow music video may be uplifting to fans of the Denver Broncos quarterback; however, Jim Rome clearly thinks it's laughable.

T-Sizzle Suggests Racism Helps Tim Tebow; Hurts Cam Newton
By Ryan Lawrence - January 06 2012 Sports News Feature

Terrell Suggs said there is a double standard for Tim Tebow and Cam Newton, and his comments suggest he believes racism is the main reason why.

How Tim Tebow Can Beat the Pittsburgh Steelers
By Ryan Lawrence - January 04 2012 Sports News Feature

The odds-makers have the Broncos penciled in as 8-point underdogs, but make no mistake; Tim Tebow can beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.

John Elway a Fool for Cutting Kyle Orton for Tim Tebow
By Ryan Lawrence - December 27 2011 Sports News Feature

Even if you think John Elway was right to choose Tim Tebow over Kyle Orton; there can be no doubt that he managed the two players foolishly.

Drew Brees Comments on Tim Tebow
By Ryan Lawrence - December 20 2011 Sports News Feature

It seems everyone in the NFL has an opinion on Tim Tebow, including New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who recently commented on the Denver Broncos quarterback.

Tim Tebow Will Beat Tom Brady! Wait, No He Won't
By Ryan Lawrence - December 16 2011 Sports News Feature

Weeks ago, the thought of Tim Tebow orchestrating a win against Tom Brady would have been laughable. Oh how times have changed.

Did Steroid Effects Give Sports Star 2011 MLB Award?
By Ryan Lawrence - December 09 2011 Sports News Feature

According to reputable sources, steroid effects may be responsible for a Major League Baseball sports star's amazing 2011 season.

Tim Tebow Critics Are Wrong! Aren't They?
By Ryan Lawrence - December 09 2011 Sports News Feature

In the short term, Tim Tebow critics look like they couldn't be more wrong; in the long run, they'll be proved right.

How to Oakland Raiders Can Beat the Green Bay Packers
By Ryan Lawrence - December 07 2011 Sports News Feature

Here's what the Oakland Raiders will have to do to give Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Green Bay Packers loss number one.

Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett Press Conference
By Ryan Lawrence - December 05 2011 Sports News Feature

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett answers questions from the media about his controversial decisions during the team's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL Picks: 2 Crazy Upset Predictions
By Ryan Lawrence - November 12 2011 Sports News Feature

This week, expect a pair of inconsistent favorites to do what they do best: confound and confuse their fans.

Sports Betting: Take the Buffalo Bills over the Dallas Cowboys
By Ryan Lawrence - November 11 2011 Sports News Feature

At times, the Dallas Cowboys look good enough to win the NFC East; however, they won't be good enough against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.

Pick the Seahawks Over the Ravens
By Ryan Lawrence - November 09 2011 Sports News Feature

If you think the Baltimore Ravens will dominate the Seattle Seahawks, you simply haven't been paying attention to the NFL.

Week 9 NFL Picks
By Ryan Lawrence - November 03 2011 Sports News Feature

My week 9 NFL picks identify a few underdogs that should put up strong showings, and one or two upsets that will have many scratching their heads.

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Chirinos 2-run homer leads Rangers over Blue Jays 5-3 (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Rangers Robinson Chirinos, left, and Mike Napoli celebrate their 5-3 win of Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

A big day by the bottom of Texas' batting order helped the Rangers overcome an injury to slugger Adrian Beltre in the start of their postseason run. Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer against David Price, Rougned Odor added a solo shot and the Rangers beat the Blue Jays 5-3 Thursday in their AL Division Series opener as postseason baseball returned to Toronto for the first time in 22 years. ''It means a lot to the team to come to Toronto and win that first game against a great pitcher,'' Chirinos said.

Donaldson leaves playoff game after taking knee to head (Yahoo Sports)

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson (20) breaks up a double play under Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series baseball action in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson left Thursday's AL Division Series opener against Texas after he was kneed in the head while breaking up a double play. Ezequiel Carrera pinch hit for Donaldson with two outs and a runner at third base in the fifth, grounding out to end the inning. In the fourth, Donaldson slid into the left knee of second baseman Rougned Odor and stayed down briefly before walking off the field.

Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014 file photo FIFA president Sepp Blatter, right, and UEFA president Michel Platini talk before the semi final soccer match between Real Madrid and Cruz Azul at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco. On Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 file photo FIFA provisionally banned President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)

Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there. Two of the most powerful men in soccer were handed 90-day suspensions by the FIFA ethics committee on Thursday, essentially ending Blatter's 17-year reign as president and likely stunting Platini's chances of replacing him.

Colts' QB Luck out for second game; Hasselbeck to start (Yahoo Sports)

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

HOUSTON (AP) -- Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck was inactive on Thursday night against the Houston Texans because of a right shoulder injury.

Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud (Yahoo Sports)

Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between RC Celta and FC Barcelona, at the Balaídos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar)

Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. A Spanish judge on Thursday rejected a request to clear the Barcelona player of wrongdoing and decided to charge him and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, with tax fraud. Prosecutors had said Messi - a four-time world player of the year - was not fully aware of his father's unlawful activities and should not have been charged, but the state attorney's office contended that the Argentina forward knew enough to also be named in the case.

Dolphins replace defensive coordinator Coyle with Anarumo (Yahoo Sports)

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle watches the players during NFL football practice Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Kevin Coyle's replacement as the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator wasn't ready to explain Thursday how he's going fix what's wrong. ''I found out about an hour ago that I got this job,'' Lou Anarumo said. The moves came after the Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin on Monday and promoted tight ends coach Campbell.

Bryant men's basketball assistant coach comes out in essay (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2006, file photo, Bryant's Chris Burns (14) drives against Connecticut's A.J. Price (12) during the second half of an exhibition basketball game at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Conn. Division I men's basketball has its first openly gay coach. Bryant University assistant coach Chris Burns came out publicly in a personal essay posted Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, on Burns played for Bryant from 2003-2007 and is entering his third season as an assistant coach with the team. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) -- Division I men's basketball has its first openly gay coach.

Matt Barnes: NBA looking into incident with Knicks' coach (Yahoo Sports)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes warms up before an NBA basketball preseason game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The NBA is investigating the incident between Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes and Knicks coach and former teammate Derek Fisher, a situation Barnes said is ''personal matter'' involving someone who was a good friend at one point. ''Life happens, and being a professional athlete, you have to be able to maneuver and separate your personal life from your professional life,'' Barnes said Thursday after the Grizzlies' morning shootaround, noting the league's investigation of the incident in California. The veteran said in video posted by The Commercial Appeal that he has not spoken with the NBA yet.

Chancellor says 'no inappropriate conduct' involving Jones (Yahoo Sports)

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones high-fives fans along the Vol Walk before his team's NCAA college football game against Arkansas at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek is ''very confident'' there was ''no inappropriate conduct'' between Volunteers coach Butch Jones and a player. While speaking Thursday to the Board of Trustees, Cheek said there were rumors and misinformation about ''an alleged incident during football practice.'' The chancellor said he and athletic director Dave Hart have ''done our due diligence'' on this matter. Cheek was responding to message board discussions and reports that Jones had a ''physical altercation'' with center Mack Crowder during a preseason practice.