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Best of FanRag Sports – June 9th

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 Vandy shortstop Dansby Swanson owning the day, the Cavaliers’ adjustments, a possible quarterback controversy in Cincinnati and more.

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

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Cavaliers’ Defensive Transformation a Key to Success

Sure, Steph Curry had the worst shooting performance of the year, but that might’ve not been a coincidence. The Cleveland Cavaliers adjustments played a key role. Read more about the transformation above.

Today’s Slapshot

October 21, 2014: San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19). The Boston Bruins defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-3 in a regular season NHL game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Pros and Cons of Trading Joe Thornton this Summer

After the San Jose Sharks hit rock bottom this season, trading Joe Thornton is a realistic possibility. There are pros and cons to the idea, but which side seems more clear?

 

Today’s Knuckleball

May 24 2015:  Vanderbilt’s Dansby Swanson  in the championship game of the 2015 SEC Baseball Tournament between the the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Florida Gators.  Florida leads Vandy 5-2 in the bottom of the 3rd inning in the second delay of the game at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama.

Vandy’s Dansby Swanson has Complete Day

Hit a home run? Check. Drive in the clinching run to advance to the College World Series? Check. Get drafted No. 1 overall? Check. Not a bad day for Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson.

Today’s Pigskin

13 October 2013: Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates a touchdown with Cincinnati Bengals running back Gio Bernard (25) during a NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY.

Andy Dalton not Inspiring, but Cincinnati Bengals have no Quarterback Controversy

Andy Dalton has fallen flat in each of his last four postseason appearances, and A.J. McCarron is earning praise all over this offseason. But don’t be confused. There is no quarterback controversy with the Cincinnati Bengals. Dalton is the starter, and for good reason.

 

Today’s U

13 October 2012:  FIU Head Coach Mario Cristobal speaks with officials after a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders defeated the FIU Golden Panthers, 34-30, at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida.

Alabama Assistant Mario Cristobal will be a Head Coach Sooner than Later

There is an Alabama Crimson Tide assistant coach that will soon be a head coach at the college level. It’s not defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. It’s not offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. It’s offensive line coach Mario Cristobal. Find out why at Today’s U.

Today’s Knockout

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Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez – GGG on Deck

Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez was the fight boxing fans wanted. After Cotto’s victory over Daniel Geale, that’s exactly what they’ll get. Read about the upcoming fight above.

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05 JUN 2014: The 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft Board for Round 1 and podium at MLB Network in Secaucus NJ.

05 JUN 2014: The 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft Board for Round 1 and podium at MLB Network in Secaucus NJ.

 

The MLB Draft Experience and My Story

Getting drafted in any sport is something most only dream of. But the MLB Draft is experience is a little different than the rest. Today’s Knuckleball writer David Roberts has first-hand experience of what draft day is like and the chain of events that follow. There’s a lot in between draft day and the majors that most don’t know. Roberts gives us insight on his experience, which ultimately fell short of the majors.

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