Best of FanRag Sports: July 28

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 a bold statement by the Kansas City Royals, a tall task for the Seattle Seahawks and the forever-changed legacy of Hulk Hogan.

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


Royals GM Dayton Moore Makes Statement with Trade for Cueto

The Kansas City Royals want to win…now. After years of poor play, Kansas City could have easily rested on its laurels and the good will it received after making the World Series last season. Instead, they went out and made a move that will help them not only get back to the World Series, but win it.

Knuckleball’s Ken Davis says general manager Dayton Moore made an emphatic statement in his trade with the Cincinnati Reds for starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. The Royals are all in and it’s a welcome site to baseball fans in Kansas City.


Today’s U


Big 12 Expansion Isn’t a Case of ‘If,’ it’s ‘When’

The Big 12 will be expanding soon. Having a 10-team conference in this era of college football hurts its teams when it comes to being selected for the College Football Playoff. U’s Rich Thomaselli says expansion is no longer an “if,” it’s “when.”

In short order the Big 12 has become the least relevant of the power conferences. With only 10 members and no conference championship game, it saw first-hand where it stands when last year’s inaugural College Football Playoff teams were selected.


Today’s Pigskin


Seattle Seahawks must overcome attrition to make third straight Super Bowl

Getting back to the Super Bowl for the third consecutive season is going to be a daunting task for the Seattle Seahawks. They have played a league-high 56 games over the last three seasons, including 19 games in each of the past two campaigns.

Pigskin’s Chris Cluff says the Seahawks were a shell of themselves by the time they played the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl back in February. Getting to back-to-back Super Bowls is tough, going to three in a row is nearly unheard of.


Today’s Slapshot


Blue Jackets Primed For Third Trip to the Playoffs

The Columbus Blue Jackets have not exactly had the easiest time making the playoffs since coming into the league before the 2000-01 season. They have only been to the postseason twice, getting swept the first time and losing in six games a couple of seasons ago. However, third time’s the charm, as they say.

Slapshot’s Scott Erskine says the Blue Jackets are primed for a postseason return provided they are not crippled by the injury bug like they were last season.


Today’s Fastbreak

NBA: JUN 28 2012 Draft

NBA Draft: 5 Up-and-Coming High School Prospects

Get up-to-date on five high school prospects you should keep an eye on for future NBA drafts. Fastbreak’s Ben Stram says while the 2016 senior class is one of the strongest in recent memory, that doesn’t mean there isn’t talent elsewhere in high school basketball.


Today’s Knockout

WRESTLING: APR 06 WWE Wrestlemania 30

Hulk Hogan’s Legacy Irrevocably Changed

Hulk Hogan’s legacy is forever changed after news surfaced of a racist rant in which he said the n-word on multiple occasions. He also said “I guess we’re all a little racist.” The WWE immediately terminated his contract.

Knockout’s Arik Wonsover says Hogan has a lot of soul-searching to go going forward.

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