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  1. What's next for the 'Greek Freak'?

    Tom Carpenter

    Second-year player Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't called the "Greek Freak" just because it's easier to say and type (trust me, it is way easier to type). He's earned the nickname due to his freakish athletic skills and the solid production we've seen fr...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  2. Felix Hernandez's chance of winning 300 games crushed by playing ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes that Felix Hernandez has the characteristics of a 300-game winner, but his chances of reaching the milestone have been crushed by virtue of playing for the Mariners.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  3. How the Lakers can rebuild - NBA

    Bradford Doolittle

    Bradford Doolittle breaks down how Mitch Kupchak and the Los Angeles Lakers can rebuild. One possibility, he writes, is to trade Steve Nash for future assets.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  4. Decision looming for 2014 WR Daniels?

    Damon Sayles

    Some athletes simply have recognizable nicknames. Wide receiver Byron Daniels (San Antonio/Madison) is known around his high school as "Scooter." "I don't even know how I got it," Daniels said. "I was named after my dad, and it was something my fa...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  5. Depth key to Ducks' Cup chances

    Craig Custance

    ANAHEIM -- The nicknames are starting to pile up for Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino. For most of the year, it was simply Bones. Pretty self-explanatory for a guy with the last name Bonino. But his growth into a critical member of the Ducks powe...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. Depth is key to Anaheim Ducks' Stanley Cup chances - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance writes that the top teams' role players are likely to be the difference in this season's playoffs, which is why the Anaheim Ducks have to feel good about their Stanley Cup chances.

    Blog | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  7. Full weekend ahead for Marcus Perkins Jr.

    Damon Sayles

    Wide receiver and Texas State commit Marcus Perkins Jr. (Garland, Texas/Naaman Forest) likes to go by the nickname "Showtime." On Sunday, he'll compete at the Nike Football Training Camp in Allen, Texas, and hope to live up to the moniker. The NFT...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  8. 'Wolverine' discusses recruiting, offers

    Damon Sayles

    With the nickname "Wolverine," linebacker Cordell Dorsey (Abilene, Texas/Cooper) is the kind of player who would much rather let his play on the field do most of his communicating. Dorsey earned the nickname because of his speed -- not necessarily...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  9. 2016 LB Smith gets first SEC offer

    Dave Hooker

    Rahshaun Smith has his first SEC scholarship offer. The freshman stated via text message that he received a scholarship offer from Tennessee this weekend. Smith, whose nickname is "Shaq", already has scholarship offers from Boston College, Connect...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  10. Top 10 lineups in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    Today, we rank the 10 best lineups in history -- and this has nothing to do with defense or pitching or nicknames. It's all about pure offensive dominance. 1. 1931 New York Yankees The 1927 Yankees have the best nickname in history,...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  11. Top 10 lineups in baseball history - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 lineups in history, starting with a Yankees lineup from more than 80 years ago. (Though it's not the one that you think.)

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  12. Cornelius Elder breaks down final schools

    Dave Hooker

    With interest from schools near, far and across the nation, Cornelius Elder's recruitment is beginning to come into focus, even as a new SEC school enters the chase. Elder, whose nickname is Corn, has been in no hurry to conclude his recruitment. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  13. 'Shaq' White showing size doesn't matter

    Damon Sayles

    SAN ANTONIO -- Despite carrying the nickname "Shaq," versatile athlete Tre'Davious White (Shreveport, La./Green Oaks) is listed at 5-11 and 175 pounds -- and even he thinks that's generous. For a player of his size and stature, covering the oak tr...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. Best bets for Gator, Fiesta, Cotton and more bowls

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman takes a look at some of the best bets to be found in the remaining bowl games, and finds some good ones, particularly in the Cotton.

    Blog | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  15. Patrick Brown showing he's a 'Monsta'

    Damon Sayles

    MESQUITE, Texas -- Patrick Brown (Henderson, Texas/Henderson) is known around his town as "Monsta." While he is only 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, there's a reason why he has the nickname. No matter where he plays on the field, Brown has been effectiv...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  16. Rivalry games missing this weekend

    Ryan McGee

    Ah, Rivalry Weekend. Thanksgiving weekend, the final full weekend of the college football season, is the realm of the gridiron giants. The games that divide states and households. The ones that have earned nicknames from Bedlam to the Civil War to ...

    Blog | November 23, 2012