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Best of FanRag Sports – June 27th

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 No. 1 pick in the NHL draft, the surging Athletics and a look into what’s going on with the 76ers.

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

Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bel/OHL Images

Connor McDavid of the Erie Otters. Photo by Aaron Bel/OHL Images

Connor McDavid: Prospect Profile for the Oilers No. 1 Pick

Connor McDavid has been described as a once-in-a-generation type player and the best NHL prospect since Sidney Crosby. Get the full scouting report on the Edmonton Oilers next hopeful star.

 

Today’s Fastbreak

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Sam Hinkie is Holding the Future of the 76ers Hostage

With the selection of Jahlil Okafor, Sam Hinkie has taken a big man in each of the last three drafts. By continuously tanking and drafting assets rather than need, is the Philadelphia 76ers GM holding the team’s future hostage?

Today’s Knuckleball

24 MAY 2015:      Stephen Vogt high fives Josh Reddick after the American League regular season game between the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 Athletics Record Beginning to Match Their Play

Buried in the bottom of the AL West for the majority of the season, it appeared that Billy Beane’s active offseason backfired, as the A’s went from playoff contender to fire-seller. But alas, the A’s are no longer in last place in the division–that belongs to the Seattle Mariners now–and their play is starting to match their record. Can the A’s make another magical run this season?

Today’s Pigskin

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Odell Beckham Jr. vs Dez Bryant

Begin the debate: which wide receiver would you rather have? The second-year receiver Odell Beckham Jr., known for his acrobatic catches and big-time production in limited action last season? Or the consistently-emerging Bryant? Bryant comes with some perceived baggage, while Beckham is still largely unproven. Which wide receiver would you rather have this season?

Today’s Knockout

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Cody Rhodes Deserves a Push Upon Return

Cody Rhodes has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the WWE ever since his father, wrestling great Dusty Rhodes, passed away. It’s unclear when Rhodes will return, but when he does, he deserves a chance to succeed in the WWE. Read what Arik Wonsover has to say at Today’s Knockout.

Today’s U

March 21, 2014: Virginia Commonwealth Rams head coach Shaka Smart during the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship between the SF Austin Lumberjacks and the VCU Rams at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA.

Interesting Coaching Hires from Around the Nation

 With the coaching carousel in college basketball pretty much settled, Michael Veal takes a look at the biggest hires from around the nation. How will Shaka Smart fit in Texas? What about Michael White, who takes over at Florida for Billy Donovan? Check out all of the hires at Today’s U.

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