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Video: Devin Hester Breaks NFL Record with 62-yard Punt Return

September 18, 2014

Devin Hester returned a punt 62 yards in the 2nd quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make NFL history. It was the 20th return TD for Hester, breaking the old record of 19, held by Deion Sanders.

Deion just so happened to be at the game, and I think Hester knew. After juking the punter, Hester went down the sidelines, hand behind his head, legs kicking in the air, as he strutted into the endzone, a la Deion Sanders. The play cost him a 15-yard taunting penalty, but I don't think anyone seemed to mind.

The Falcons are crushing the Bucs, 35-0 at halftime and Hester is having the game of his life with a fumble recovery, a rushing touchdown, and a punt return touchdown. Congratulations Devin, I just wish you could have accomplished the record TD with the Bears.

Watch the historical punt return below:


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Breaking: St. Louis Rams Release Michael Sam

August 30, 2014


The Michael Sam saga in St. Louis has come to an end. Per Adam Schefter, the St. Louis Rams released Michael Sam earlier today. Sam was one of the final cuts as the team had to get under the 53-man deadline before 4pm.

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, has made headlines across the nation since being drafted in the 7th round by the Rams in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Sam performed pretty well in the preseason, recording 11 tackles and 3 sacks. According to Schefter, Sam is a prime time candidate for the practice squad. It's also very possible another team picks Sam up off waivers.


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The Rapid Expansion of Sportsblog.com: New Site Launch Set for September

August 15, 2014

Hold onto your keyboards fellow SportsBlog members, a site relaunch is coming to a blog near you this September. As if this place wasn't awesome enough, there are many new, exciting features and tools that are included in the relaunch, all for you the blogger to utilize.

Before I get into all the relaunch stuff, let me just say a few things about Sportsblog.com. Sportsblog is rapidly growing, and it's because of all the great talent and work that all the bloggers put in on a daily basis. 

You can be a professional athlete, past or present, an inspiring writer trying to get his or her name out there, or just a simple sports nut who likes to voice his/her opinion. We strive to give all bloggers a good experience and a chance to be heard in a growing community of over 20,000 blogs.

I'm going to assume there are some out there reading this who are not Sportsblog members or first-time visitors to the site. Here's a glimpse of what Sportsblog.com is about:

As mentioned above, Sportsblog.com is home to 20,000+ blogs. And you should see some of the names on our roster! The list is truly endless, but here's just a sample of some of the athletes we currently have blogging here at Sportsblog.com: Mitch Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Dale Ellis, Derek Carr, Kyle Long, Brady Quinn, Blaine Bishop, Warren Sapp, Swin Cash, Cappie Pondexter, Matt Fish, etc. The list of both former and current athletes goes on and on here at Sportsblog.com. It is truly astonishing and is what really makes this place unique.

Ever heard of a guy named Charlie Villanueva? NCAA national champion, lottery pick in the 2005 draft, and 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year runner up (behind Chris Paul)? Yea, that guy. 

Well, he's chronicled his entire free agency trek right here on this very site. He's literally shown us a first-hand account of what it's like to be in NBA free agency limbo in his weekly "Crossroads" webisode. It's truly great stuff, check it out!

Ever watch or hear about Atlanta Dream WNBA rookie sensation Shoni Schimmel? Of course you have, she's awesome. But if you haven't, she's here blogging as well, showcasing every step and memory she makes in her rookie season for all fans to see. 

How about a google hangout with a former NBA player? We got those as well! Jim Mcllvane did a google hangout with fellow bloggers Rich Winter of the Panic Button, Jake Elman of Sportsmix, and Sportsblog's social media guru Vaden Hoffman. Oh, and more former and current athletes will be doing these hangouts in the near future, geez is this place awesome or what?!?

Now for the juicy gossip...coming this September, the relaunch of Sportsblog.com will feature a complete makeover of the site itself. It will be user-friendly, and provide new, snazzy themes for the layout of your blogs. Not only that, but all bloggers will have a video and image library at their disposal.

PLUS, you will be able to see advanced stats on your posts so you know where your coveted traffic is coming from! I know some of you will like that one. So, are you excited yet? Hang on, there's more...

Bloggers will have the option to team up with other bloggers and do group blogging. Want to make a video, or have some sort of roundtable discussion with fellow bloggers? No problem! We got it covered in the upcoming relaunch coming to you this September!

First football comes back and now this? Life is good. Sportsblog.com has spoken, we are the #1 destination for sports bloggers worldwide and encourage you to welcome the relaunch with open arms. 

If you would like to open up an account with Sportsblog.com and join our awesome community, please click HERE to fill out the registration. It takes two minutes and it gives you access to your very own customized blog and a chance to be a part of one of the most epic relaunches in the history of relaunches. I'm not even sure what that means; I just want September to be here already! Blog on!

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Atlanta Dream Clinch First Place; Shoni Schimmel Sets Another WNBA Record

August 13, 2014


Atlanta Dream rookie Shoni Schimmel continues to shine in her debut season, as she set yet another WNBA record on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Mercury. In the 2nd quarter, Shoni was simply on fire, scoring 20 points and outscoring the entire Phoenix Mercury team by herself (15 2nd quarter points.)

Schimmel becomes only the 6th WNBA player to score 20+ points in a quarter. Diana Taurasi holds the WNBA record with 22 points in a quarter, which she accomplished in 2006. Too bad there wasn't an extra minute of that 1st half, Shoni would have most likely got the record! Schimmel ended the game with 24 points on 8-15 shooting, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. 

With a 96-82 victory over the best team in the WNBA, the Atlanta Dream have clinched 1st place in the Eastern Conference for the first time ever. Shoni continues to improve and impress, and the Dream are certainly a team to keep an eye on as the WNBA Playoffs inch closer.

For those that don't know, Shoni is a member of Sportsblog and you can follow and read her blog HERE. Congratulations to Shoni and the Atlanta Dream on clinching the Eastern Conference, well deserved! Best of luck in the playoffs!


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MLS All-Stars Beat Bayern Munich 2-1; Pep Guardiola Refuses to Shake Hands

August 06, 2014

Earlier tonight in Portland, the MLS All-Stars squared off against arguably the best team in all of soccer, Bayern Munich. In what was supposed to be a friendly, a mere entertainment game for the fans, the match turned ugly after a couple suspect tackles by the MLS side.

Bayern's coach, Pep Guardiola let MLS coach Caleb Porter have it after a dangerous tackle by Osvaldo Alonso, who was carded for the attempt. Porter was seen putting his hands up as if he was acknowledging Guardiola's disgust and apologizing. 

Then things boiled over, especially with the MLS side taking an unexpected 2-1 lead in the 70th minute thanks to a Landon Donovan strike. In the 88th minute, Guardiola was furious over a late Will Johnson challenge that sent Bastian Schweinsteiger to the ground in pain.

Guardiola was seen giving a sarcastic thumbs up to the officials numerous timesin between barking at the MLS bench for a second time. 

Porter wanted nothing to do with a shouting match, but he did try to display some sportsmanship after the game. Guardiola and his coaching staff wanted nothing to do with it. Pep wagged him off Dikembe Mutombo style, and then his coaching staff followed by ignoring Porter's gesture. 




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Breaking News: Paul George Suffers Gruesome Injury During Team USA Scrimmage

August 01, 2014

Paul George has suffered a serious leg injury during Team USA's white versus blue scrimmage earlier tonight. It was so bad, coach Mike Kryzewski called the game out of respect to Paul George and his family.

Early in the fourth quarter, George was pursuing James Harden on a layup when he landed awkwardly, more than likely breaking his leg. You can hear the ghastly reactions of some of the players on the bench. Yes, it was that bad.


You have to feel horrible for George right now as this most likely means no Team USA basketball as well as being sidelined for the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season. Prayers to Paul George on a quick and speedy recovery.


Paul George publicly thanked everyone for the love and support on his twitter!


Warning graphic photo of injury below:



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Video: Damian Lillard Drills 80-footer at the Buzzer of Team USA Scrimmage

August 01, 2014

Damian Lillard is at it again. This time in Team USA's white and blue scrimmage. Check out this 80-footer he drills at the buzzer!



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Team USA Scrimmage Highlights: Kevin Durant Posterizes Anthony Davis [Video]

August 01, 2014



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Team USA Scrimmage Highlights: Derrick Rose is FAST [Video]

August 01, 2014

Team USA is holding a white and blue scrimmage that is currently airing on ESPN. All eyes are on Derrick Rose as this is his first action on the court since suffering another season-ending injury last season.

In case anyone had any doubts about his explosiveness or loss of quickness due to these injuries, here's proof that Derrick Rose is back...and boy is he FAST!

2 different angles:






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MLB Trade Deadline: David Price is Headed to the Tigers; Austin Jackson Taken off the Field in the 7th Inning

July 31, 2014

The MLB trade deadline is coming to a close and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price is apparently on the move. In a strange sequence of events, Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson was pulled off the field during the 7th inning of today's game against the Chicago White Sox.

I just so happened to be watching the game (rare for me as baseball isn't my thing), and witnessed Jackson literally get pulled off the field during the 7th inning with the bases loaded. 

Jackson seemed confused at first, but he, along with a packed Comerica Park, quickly realized what was happening. He was being taken off the field due to a trade.

The Tampa Bay Rays will send pitcher David Price to the Tigers in a 3-team deal involving the Seattle Mariners. The Rays receive Tigers pitcher Drew Smyly and infielder Nick Franklin, and Seattle acquires Austin Jackson.

Austin Jackson left the field to a standing ovation and nothing but smiles and hugs from his now former teammates. Watch:



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