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Best of FanRag Sports – June 8th

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 we look at the player that NBA GMs might regret passing up on the most, the answer to the Dodgers’ offensive woes and our final MLB Mock Draft.

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

20 NOV 2014: Texas Longhorns forward Myles Turner (52) during the first half of the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2K Sports Classic benifiting the Wounded Warrior Project played at Madison Square Garden in New York City,NY. The Texas Longhorns defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 71-57.

Myles Turner’s Skill-Set Exemplifies New Age Basketball

Is the player that GMs regret passing up the most in this year’s NBA draft going to end up being Myles Turner? His skill-set is a perfect fit for the NBA, Michael Wonsover writes. He’s 9th on ESPN’s Chad Ford’s big board, but a big man who can score inside or out, rebound and block shots is ideal in this new age NBA. Who will jump on the Texas big man?

 

Today’s Slapshot

Mar 1, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames Left Wing Kevin Westgarth (15) [6051] and Edmonton Oilers Left Wing Luke Gazdic (20)  fight in the first period, Kevin Westgarth (15) [6051] got knock out int he fight and didn't return to the game at Rexall Place.  Calgary won 2-1 over Edmonton in Overtime

Battle of Alberta About to be Better than Ever

The hockey world has been waiting for the battle between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers to be just that–a battle. You might not have to wait much longer.

Just 200 miles separate the two teams who’ve been absent from the playoffs for some time. The Flames haven’t seen the postseason for five years, while the Oilers haven’t been there for nine years.

With Connor McDavid likely headed to Edmonton and the Flames rebuild coming full circle, is the Battle of Alberta about to be a battle again?

 

Today’s Knuckleball

05 JUN 2014: The 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft  at MLB Network in Secaucus NJ.

Final MLB Mock Draft – First 75 Picks

 The MLB Draft is today, and we’ve got you covered with the first 75 picks, including the first two rounds and compensation round. Who do the Diamondbacks take No. 1, and where does last year’s No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken land?

Today’s Pigskin

07 December 2014: Baltimore Ravens Running Back Justin Forsett (29) [10272] runs against the Miami Dolphins in Baltimore's 28-13 victory at Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida.

Justin Forsett Faces Pressure to Perform for Baltimore Ravens

 The “Pressure to Perform” series begins on Today’s Pigskin in the AFC North. After being named the starting running back after Ray Rice’s release last season, Forsett finished with the highest yards-per-carry in the NFL at 5.4. Will he be able to repeat that success this year?

Today’s U

McKay

Brendan McKay Leads Louisville to Game 2 win over Cal State Fullerton

Lefty starter Brendan McKay was the key to Louisville’s Game 2 win over Cal State Fullerton, but that should come to no surprise based on his season up to this point. McKay was named Collegiate Baseball newspaper magazine and for good reason. Read about McKay’s successes on Today’s U.

 

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MLB: SEP 24 Giants at Dodgers

Puig’s Return could spark Dodgers Run

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense has been missing, but Yasiel Puig might be back just in time to fix it. With numbers down across the board for LA, but first place still in hand, can Puig lead the offense, and in turn, extend the Dodgers’ lead out west?





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