Best of FanRag Sports – June 23rd

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 Packers player ready to break out, a new potential home for a hockey star and a complete breakdown of the NBA offseason.

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

12 MARCH 2015: St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74)  takes a shot and scores in a shot out during a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Philadelphia Flyers should pursue T.J. Oshie

 As rumors heat up as to who’s available and who’s not in the NHL, one name that is surfacing is the St. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie. Could the opportunity be there for the Flyers to make an offer? The dots connect for the Flyers. Can the two teams make something work?

Today’s Knuckleball

14 SEP 2014: St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Marco Gonzales (56) throws during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium in St. Louis Missouri. The Cardinals won 4-1.

More Prospects Destined for NL Central

The NL Central has the three best teams (record-wise) in the National League thanks in large part to plenty of young talent helping out the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. But those teams aren’t done adding young guys yet. Here are prospects from each NL Central team that we could be seeing before the year is over.

Today’s Fastbreak

April 26, 2014 - Memphis, TN, USA - NBA commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media as the Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Game 4 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

A Dummy’s Guide to the NBA Offseason

There is a lot going on in the NBA offseason from the draft, to free agency to cap holds and more. It’s easy to get lost in all of it. We’ve got you covered. Get everything–or mostly everything–you need to know at Today’s Fastbreak in our offseason guide.

Today’s Pigskin

21 December 2014: Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) during the NFL regular season game between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix set to break out for Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have built the majority of their team through the draft with a key focus on development. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was drafted 21st in the 2014 NFL Draft after being considered by many a top-1o talent. Is he the next in line to break out for the Packers?

Today’s U

01 November 2014:   Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs take the field for the game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.  Mississippi State defeated Arkansas by the score of 17-10 at Scott Field of Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi.

Dan Mullen Rips Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Football

 Michigan football has come under flak recently after Jim Harbaugh ran a satellite camp. Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is the latest to call out Harbaugh and Michigan, calling it a “recruiting camp” rather than a football camp. Is Michigan wrong for running the satellite camp? Is Dan Mullen wrong for calling the school, and Harbaugh, out?

Today’s Knockout


The B Side Title Fight – Lawler vs. MacDonald

 With all the talk and attention on the Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor fight coming up, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald’s Welterweight championship fight is being overlooked. Is forgetting to promote Lawler-MacDonald and putting all of their chips on Aldo-McGregor a marketing mistake for the UFC?

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