Best of FanRag Sports: July 16

Every morning we collect the most entertaining, intriguing and informative stories from around the FanRag Sports network and bring them to you all in one place. Here you can find the top NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA and fight-sport stories of the day prior to get caught up on the news you need to know before starting your day.

Today’s edition features the Michigan Wolverines’ quarterback battle, an semi-awkward convention for the Chicago Blackhawks and re-drafting the 2011 MLB Draft.

Sit back, relax and take a look back at an exciting day in the world of sports. Here is the best of the best courtesy of FanRag Sports.


Today’s Knuckleball


Hindsight is 20/20: 2011 MLB Re-Draft

If the 2011 MLB Draft happened all over again, who would go No. 1 overall? That’s exactly the exercise Knuckleball’s Spencer Morris undertakes as he takes a trip back to 2011 to see where the stars of that draft rank today. Is your team’s draft pick No. 1?


Today’s Pigskin

NFL: DEC 22 Raiders at Chargers

San Diego Votes to Expedite Environmental Study for New Chargers Stadium

The City of San Diego made a move in an effort to keep the Chargers within their city limits by voting to expedite the process of doing an environmental study for a new stadium. The Chargers have been asking for a new stadium for quite some time, and have threatened to look into other options (Los Angeles) if they don’t get one.

Pigskin’s Jon Schlosser evaluates what the vote means for the future of the Chargers and whether or not this is just a delay tactic or just a small speed bump in the Chargers’ road to Los Angeles.


Today’s Slapshot

NHL: MAY 27 Western Conference Final - Game 6 - Ducks at Blackhawks

Trade Winds Could Cloud Blackhawks Convention

The Chicago Blackhawks are holding their annual convention later this week and the event may be a little stranger than usual given all the new faces on the team and the trades that are inevitably coming down the pike. The latter is of the most concern for current Blackhawks like Bryan Bickell, whose contract is an albatross for his team.

However, all is not lost for Chicago. As long as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith are around, the Blackhawks will always be contenders.


Today’s Fastbreak

NBA: MAR 02 Clippers at Timberwolves

5 Candidates to Take ‘The Leap’ in 2015-16

Which NBA players are going to take a step forward in their development next season? Fastbreak’s Joe Boozell has five players you should keep an eye on next season. Players like Anthony Davis,Rudy Gobert, Hassan Whiteside, DeMarre Carroll, Khris Middleton, Tristan Thompson, Draymond Green and Jimmy Butler all took major strides last season. Who will do it in 2015-16?


Today’s U

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 27 Minnesota at Michigan

Mentality, Not Ability, Will Decide Michigan’s QB Race in 2015

The man who will be behind center when the Michigan Wolverines open the 2015 college football season is still to be determined. U’s Adam Biggers says mentality, not ability, will be the ultimate decider in who wins the quarterback competition.


Today’s Knockout


An Examination of How WWE is Handling ROH Talents

One of the places WWE finds its talent is a indie promotion called Ring of Honor. Some of WWE’s top talents have come from that promotion. Knockout’s William McCormick takes a closer look at the relationship between the two organizations.

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