Best of FanRag Sports: June 13

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 NFL’s best young player, championship-caliber teams that failed to win it all and a hockey team that just can’t ever catch a break.

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 Slapshot

NHL: APR 29 Western Conference Semifinals - Predators at Coyotes - Game 2

Arizona Coyotes Never Given Fair Chance To Succeed

There are four things certain in life: death, taxes, change and Coyotes ownership drama. The Coyotes always seem to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. This time it is because the city in which they play decided to void their lease agreement with the team.

The Coyotes are fighting that decision in court, but it is just another black cloud hanging over the team. Hockey in the desert can work, but it’s never really been given a fair chance to succeed.


Today’s Fastbreak

NBA: MAY 23 Western Conference Finals - Game 3 - Warriors at Rockets

Steve Kerr Made a Great Coaching Decision and Other Takeaways From Game 4 of the NBA Finals

Close games have dominated this year’s NBA Finals, but not in Game 4. The Golden State Warriors’ 21-point margin of victory was tied for the fourth-highest in NBA Finals history. The victory tied the series 2-2.

Before Game 5 gets underway, Fastbreak’s Kelly Scaletta has four takeaways from Game 4 that you need to know before Sunday’s pivotal game.


Today’s Knuckleball

NCAA BASEBALL: APR 11 Louisville at Houston

Funkhouser Slipped In Draft, Dodgers Pleased As Punch

Kyle Funkhouser came into the MLB draft as an expected top-20 pick, but fell all the way to the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 35 because of signability issues. Essentially, he’s a Scott Boras client.

Knuckleball’s Scott Salomon says the Dodgers are more than pleased with the result. With or without Boras, Funkhouser has the ability to be an important piece in the Dodgers’ system in the near future.


Today’s Pigskin

NFL: NOV 16 Patriots at Colts

NFL 25 at 25: No. 1 Andrew Luck

Pigskin’s NFL 25 at 25 series profiling the NFL’s best players 25 years old and younger reached its No. 1 spot on Thursday. The man at the top is Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck.

Luck has experienced a lot of success under center in Indianapolis. Pigskin’s Ryan Wooden breaks down Luck’s career and what made him the top player on this list. Do you agree with the selection?


Today’s U


The Best Teams That Did Not Win A National Championship

Of all the teams that fell just short of the ultimate prize, which ones were the best? U’s Kyle Kensing breaks down the 10 best teams of all time that were unable to bring home a championship.

Do you agree with the list? Disagree? Let us know!


Today’s Knockout


Yes He Cain – Why Velasquez Retains

In case you haven’t heard, it’s fight night in Mexico City. UFC 188 is on tap for later tonight and there are plenty of must-see bouts lined up.

One is the fight between UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. There will be a unified champion by the end of the night.

Knockout’s Jordy McElroy makes the case for a Velasquez victory. See why he feels that way.

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