Best of FanRag Sports: July 20

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 an NBA free agent who is lighting up the Summer League, the most disrespected team in college football and how Brett Favre’s induction ceremony set a new precedent.

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

Can JD Martinez And Tigers’ Offense Lead Detroit To Playoffs?

The Detroit Tigers have a losing record (45-46) and are 4.5 games back of a Wild Card spot and 10.5 games back AL Central Division-leading Kansas City Royals. Detroit isn’t out of the race just yet, but they’re fading fast.

Knuckleball’s Jake Weiner wonders whether or not J.D. Martinez and the rest of the Tigers’ offense will be able to score enough runs to not only keep them in the race, but earn them a playoff spot. It’s going to be a difficult task, and 2015 may turn out to be a lost year in the Motor City.


Today’s Pigskin


Brett Favre Hall of Fame induction sets a new precedent

Quarterback Brett Favre was inducted into the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame over the weekend and the ceremony at Lambeau Field was sold out with more than 67,000 fans in attendance. Pigskin’s Sean Cordy was one of those at the event and said it set a new precedent for how great NFL players will be remembered.


Today’s Slapshot

NHL: JUN 24 NHL Awards

Red Wings’ Development Expertise Extends Beyond Their Players

The Detroit Red Wings are known for digging up prospects in late rounds and turning them into All-Stars, but they tend to do the same thing with front office executives too. A handful of teams around the NHL have benefited from the Red Wings machine, including the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning.

From coaches like Mike Babcock to General Managers like Steve Yzerman, Detroit has produced some of the brightest minds in the game. The organization’s fingerprints cover the NHL, and Slapshot’s Sonny Sachdeva analyzes Detroit’s widespread impact.


Today’s Fastbreak

NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 31 Div I Men's Championship - Regional Final - Duke v Louisville

Seth Curry Has Torn Up Summer League

Steph Curry may get the most attention in the regular season and playoffs, but brother Seth has been tearing up the NBA Summer League. He’s leading the Vegas Summer League in points (25.0) and steals (3.6).

Fastbreak’s Stephen Noh says despite his flaws, Seth Curry is one of the most interesting players left on the free agent market.


Today’s U


Missouri the Most Disrespected Team in College Football?

Which team is the most disrespected unit in college football? CBS Sports college football writer Tom Fornelli says that dubious title goes to Missouri. Find out why he believes that and decide for yourself if he made the right call.

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