Best of FanRag Sports: June 12

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 rookie no-hitters, LeBron James’ legacy and an NFL wide receiver who will be very busy next season.

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 Fastbreak

NBA: JAN 25 Thunder at Cavaliers

How Should LeBron’s Finals be Perceived?

There are a lot of different ways to perceive LeBron James’ performance thus far. Some view it as one of the greatest of all time, others see it as fairly inefficient. Either way, if he wins it all, it has to be called effective.

Fastbreak’s Nekias Duncan says at some point context has to matter for all players, not just a select few. Fans must realize there is more than one way or playing style to win a title. LeBron does not have to win in the same way Michael Jordan did.


Today’s Slapshot

NHL: OCT 11 Oilers at Canucks

Edmonton Oilers: Bottom-Six Forward Grades

The Edmonton Oilers have not had a lot of success in recent years, and a big reason why is their lack of depth at the forward positions. However, they improved in that area last season, with several young players taking over for older, high-priced players.

Slapshot’s Sonny Sachdeva hands out his grades for Edmonton’s bottom six with full analysis of each player’s role on the team.


Today’s Knuckleball

MLB: MAY 28 Braves at Giants

Throwback Thursday – Rookie No Hitters

San Francisco Giants pitcher Chris Heston threw this season’s first no-hitter on Tuesday. Heston fanned 11 in his no-no against the New York Mets, marking the fourth consecutive season a Giants pitcher has thrown a no-hitter.

Knuckleball’s Chris Lacey takes a look back at some other rookies who threw no-hitters in his latest Throwback Thursday piece.


Today’s Pigskin

NFL: OCT 05 Buccaneers at Saints

Vincent Jackson will be busy for Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to rely on their passing game next season if they hope to get out of the NFC South’s cellar. The addition of No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston to the offense will help propel the team into the next era of Buccaneers football.

Pigskin’s Jake Perper says Jackson will be the busiest player on the Buccaneers’ offense because his experience and effectiveness can be used all over the field.


Today’s U

NCAA BASKETBALL: MAR 22 Div I Men's Championship - Third Round - Texas v Michigan

Stock Report: Buying/Selling Teams in College Basketball for 2015-16 Season

What college basketball teams should you buy or sell heading into the 2015-16 season? U’s Bobby Reagan picks some of the teams whose stock you should buy and which you should sell. Is your team’s stock on the rise? Is it falling? Find out.


Today’s Knockout


Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum – Betting Odds Breakdown

Mexico City, Mexico will host Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum, the five-round, Main Event headliner at UFC 188 for the Unified UFC Heavyweight Championship on Saturday night. Cain Velasquez is the heavy favorite to win.

Knockout’s Dane Curley breaks down the fight and all the information you need to have before placing your bets. Before you call your bookie or head to Vegas, give this a read.

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