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Best of FanRag Sports – June 24th

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 slumping shortstop, a new-look NHL, a player that teams may regret passing on in the NBA Draft and the future of Jon Jones.

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

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How NHL expansion could re-shape Divisions

With NHL expansion talk running rampant, how would a new team in Seattle or Las Vegas change the landscape of divisions? Katie Cimini takes a look at the possibilities over at Today’s Slapshot.

Today’s Knuckleball

May 04 2015: Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) during a MLB game  against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park, in Washington D.C.

Fantasy Focus: Ian Desmond’s Lost Season

In fantasy baseball circles, Ian Desmond was supposed to be a key player this season. He projected as a second round pick in many leagues. But thus far, he hasn’t been anywhere close to his projections. With his struggles at the plate and his disappointing defense costing him playing time, is there any chance Desmond can bounce back?

Today’s Fastbreak

16 November 2014: Arizona Wildcats forward Stanley Johnson #5 drives on Cal State Northridge Matadors center Tre Hale-Edmerson #11 during the first half of the college basketball game between the Arizona Wildcats and Cal State Northridge Matadors at McKale Center in Tucson, Az. Arizona beat the Cal State Northridge Matadors 86-68.

Stanley Johnson’s Game is too good to be Overlooked

As a freshman on a veteran Arizona Wildcats team, maybe Stanley Johnson didn’t blow you away with his up-and-down play. But his numbers and overall game are too good to be overlooked in this NBA Draft. Which team will take him, and which teams will regret passing on the athletic forward?

Today’s Pigskin

September 06 2014 Louisville OL John Miller [70] and TE Gerald Christian [18] in the game between the Murray State Racers and the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville defeated Murray State 66-21.

Rising Players Following Bills Spring Practice

With Rex Ryan as the new head coach for the Buffalo Bills, more eyes are on the team than ever in recent memory. It’s not a bad time for it either, as the Bills maybe be the most talented that they’ve been in quite some time (minus that whole quarterback position thing). Which players are impressing the most following Bills spring practice?

Today’s U

28 November 2014: Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self talks to the media after the Orlando Classic NCAA Basketball game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Kansas Jayhawks at the HP Field House in Orlando, Florida.

 Kansas set to Represent USA in World Games

In Ken Davis’ debut for Today’s U, he looks at the Kansas Jayhawks, who are set to represent the United States at the 2015 World University Games. The Jayhawks are set to compete there, and in the Big 12 again, despite losing Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre to the draft. Read here about how Kansas stacks up.

Today’s Knockout

April 21 2012 : Jon Jones (Red) fights with Rashad Evans (Black & Green) during the Light Heavyweight Title Bout in UFC 145 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Jones won the fight by unanimous decision: 49-46, 49-46, 50-45.

Rejuvenated Looking Jon Jones Appears on Social Media

For the first time since his hiatus, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones appeared on social media, looking rejuvenated and fresh. Has he figured out his out-of-the-ring issues? Is he happier now? How will this impact his life moving forward, including his decision as to whether or not he returns to the octagon?

 





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