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TweetOn October 5, the NHL finally gets underway again. It seems like an age since Sidney Crosby hoisted the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second Stanley Cup in as many years, but the excitement of the offseason managed to keep hockey fans enticed, so now it’s time to evaluate how teams performed off of the ice. Here we’ll […]

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Top 5 Teams with the Best Shot to Win the NCAA Tournament http://ballhyped.com/2017/02/26/top-5-teams-with-the-best-shot-to-win-the-ncaa-tournament/ Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:30:08 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40514

TweetMarch is almost here, which means it’s time for the madness to begin! The NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off with the First Four in Dayton on March 14-15, 2017. Now what we’re a couple weeks away, here are my Top 5 favorites to win, with odds courtesy Skybook’s futures. At Skybook you can find March […]

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An Uninspiring Draw with Colombia Enough for the U.S Women’s Soccer Team to Top Group http://ballhyped.com/2016/08/11/an-uninspiring-draw-with-colombian-enough-for-the-u-s-womens-soccer-team-to-top-group/ Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:26:01 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40499

TweetEven though their Tuesday match against Colombia in Manaus ended in a 2-2 draw, the U.S. women’s soccer team managed to top their group to proceed to the next round. The fact that they are through to the quarterfinals does not mean that they will have an easy task ahead if they continue with the […]

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Rio Olympics: Goalkeeper of Brazil National Soccer Team Injured and Ruled Out http://ballhyped.com/2016/08/03/rio-olympics-goalkeeper-of-brazil-national-soccer-team-injured-and-ruled-out/ Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:02:44 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40497

TweetAs every athletic soul in the world awaits the Rio Olympics trumpet to be blown in jubilation for the long awaited championship, the hopes of the Brazil soccer team to clinch their first ever-gold medal in the Olympics dimmed on Sunday. The No. 1 goalkeeper choice, Fernando Prass, sustained an injury on his right elbow […]

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NCAA Odds Suggest Baylor vs. Michigan State Could be the Best Game of the Bowl Season http://ballhyped.com/2014/12/17/ncaa-odds-suggest-baylor-vs-michigan-state-could-be-the-best-game-of-the-bowl-season/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:33:00 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40227

TweetYes, the NCAA College Football Playoffs will be fantastic. Yes, Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, and Ohio State all belong in the first-ever championship, and will contest the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl in entertaining fashion. Still. Don’t sleep on the up and coming Cotton Bowl. No. 8 Michigan State Spartans and No. 5 Baylor Bears […]

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Technology is Hoping to Drag Tennis into the 21st Century http://ballhyped.com/2014/12/11/technology-is-hoping-to-drag-tennis-into-the-21st-century/ http://ballhyped.com/2014/12/11/technology-is-hoping-to-drag-tennis-into-the-21st-century/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:08:39 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40210

TweetWhen you watch a game of tennis today, it is shocking how little it has changed since the first time you ever watched a game. There is a lot of old-world tradition baked into the game. It is a sport for the well-bread children of old money aristocracy. Well-kept tennis courts are frequently found inside […]

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The Right Stuff: Tips for Choosing the Best Baseball Equipment http://ballhyped.com/2014/12/11/the-right-stuff-tips-for-choosing-the-best-baseball-equipment/ Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:07:56 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40211

TweetBaseball is ubiquitous in American culture. You likely played it as a kid and you probably know someone who plays it now, even if it’s just a local league. Because it is so prevalent in our culture you already know that, even in pickup games at the local field, having the right equipment is important. […]

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Lacrosse Skills Lift The Game From Brutal To Elegant http://ballhyped.com/2014/12/08/lacrosse-skills-lift-the-game-from-brutal-to-elegant/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:24:12 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40202

TweetIt's fairly easy to list the skills required to play the game of lacrosse. As it turns out, it isn't exactly rocket science. To play lacrosse, you need to throw, catch and run with a ball cradled in your stick. And then there is that great, hidden, secret weapon that appears to be a given, […]

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NFL’s UK Affair Shows No Sign Of Abating http://ballhyped.com/2014/11/23/nfls-uk-affair-shows-no-sign-of-abating/ http://ballhyped.com/2014/11/23/nfls-uk-affair-shows-no-sign-of-abating/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:31:03 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40185

TweetLast month, as part of their continuing quest to evangelise the UK, the NFL announced further International Series matches to be played at Wembley Stadium in 2015. The NFL first played a regular season game in London back in 2007, when over 80,000 people witnessed the New York Giants defeat the Miami Dolphins 13-10. But […]

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2014/15 NBA Championship http://ballhyped.com/2014/10/29/201415-nba-championship/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:58:49 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40104

TweetThe opening game of this new NBA season saw the defending champions, the San Antonio Spurs, involved in a truly enthralling match with the Dallas Mavericks. It ended up 100-101 in favour of the Spurs, and head coach Gregg Popovich will be delighted that his side got the defence of their title off to a […]

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Notable Decorated NHL Protective Masks http://ballhyped.com/2014/10/16/notable-decorated-nhl-protective-masks/ Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:26:13 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=40086

TweetSome pro-level protective masks are really cool, such as the Bauer NME 9 (a certified cat eye titanium goalie mask). The NME 9 features an innovative lightweight carbon and aramid fiber construction, with a Quad-density, gel infused liner. It’s badass because it has a certified cat-eye cage, which kind of looks like an angry spider […]

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Best College Football Teams to Bet on in the BCS http://ballhyped.com/2013/12/25/best-college-football-teams-to-bet-on-in-the-bcs/ Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:09:28 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/?p=39226

TweetThe BCS Bowl Series is upon us, but who’s the best college football team to bet on in the BCS? Well, we have our picks below. Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford (Jan. 1, 2014) Beside the BCS title game, we think this is one of the top 2 or 3 matchups in the BCS […]

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