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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 9:55 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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The Atlanta Dream Defeats the Indiana Fever in Game One

September 27th, 2013 at 12:06 AM
By Gordon Robinson

Angel McCoughtry continues to be the leading lady for the Atlanta Dream as they slide past the Indiana Fever by a score of 84-79. McCoughtry put the final nail in the coffin for the Dream with a free throw down the stretch and a critical three point play before that. The Dream was lead by guard Tiffany Hayes, who had a playoff high of 23 points and McCoughtry was not far behind with 18 points. Armintie Herrington scored 16 points to go with seven rebounds and forward Erika de Souza added 10 points and six boards. 

Indiana's MVP Tamika Catchings tried to do everything that she could to keep the Fever's fight alive as she nailed a three pointer with just over 40 seconds to cut the Dream's lead down to 81-78. Catchings led the Fever with 21 points and seven rebounds. Erlana Larkins, Shavonte Zellous and Karima Christmas all scored 15 points for Indiana. Larkins, forward, had 12 rebounds with her scores.

Game Two will take place in Indiana on Sunday and if the Dream can win one another game, they will be in the WNBA Finals for the third time in four years. The Atlanta Dream has been over looked in the city but they are probably and have been the best candidate to bring a championship to Peachtree Street. 

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The Atlanta Hawks Get Set for Training Camp

September 26th, 2013 at 1:17 AM
By Gordon Robinson

The Atlanta Hawks are bringing in 20 guys to training camp which will begin on October 1 and will take place in Athens at the University of Georgia. They are set to come back to Atlanta on October 4 to resume and will take on the Miami Heat in the MIA for their first preseason game on October 7. The Hawks' first regular season game begins on October 30 in Dallas against the Mavericks. Here is what the training camp roster looks like ( in alphabetical order):

  • Pero Antic F/C 6'11" 260
  • Gustavo Ayon F/C 6'10" 245
  • Elton Brand PF 6'9" 250
  • DeMarre Carroll F 6'8" 215
  • Jared Cunningham G 6'4" 215
  • Al Horford F/C 6'10" 250
  • John Jenkins SG 6'4" 210
  • Kyle Korver F 6'7" 215
  • Shelvin Mack SG 6'3" 210
  • Paul Millsap F 6'8" 245
  • Dennis Schroder PG 6'2" 170
  • Mike Scott F 6'8" 230
  • Jeff Teague PG 6'2" 175
  • Lou Williams G 6'2" 180

Newly non roster invites

  • Eric Dawson F 6'9" 240
  • Royal Ivey G 6'4" 200
  • James Johnson F 6'9" 250
  • David Lighty SG 6'6" 215
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Who Has the Nicest Ball Handling Skills in the NBA

September 25th, 2013 at 12:54 AM
By Gordon Robinson

We have again taken a poll on who is the best ball handler in the business and the readers have replied. Here are the results and as always, if you have a comment or disagree feel free to let us know.

The four that just missed the cut include:

  • Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
  • Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder
  • John Wall Washington Wizards
  • Jeff Teague Atlanta Hawks
  • Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics

10. James Harden Houston Rockets- Not only can Harden score but he can handle the ball like a point guard. His handles allow him to get loose to get his shot off and occasionally put a defender on skates.

9. Deron Williams Brooklyn Nets- D-Will can make the best defender look like a fool. This year he should average about 13 assist with the team that he has around him.

8. Steve Nash Los Angeles Lakers- Nash is getting up in age but he still has great ball control. He can pass and change gears at the drop of a dime.

7. Tyreke Evans New Orleans Pelicans- Tyreke's handles are so nice that he used to play the point, but his size and necessity allowed the Kings to move him around.

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The Top 10 Prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft

September 23rd, 2013 at 11:42 PM
By Gordon Robinson

The 2014 NBA Draft is expected to be one of the best in recent years. There is a lot of young talent out there who have drawn interest from NBA general managers.  Teams are suspected of tanking this season already to try to position themselves to get a guy who may possibly turn their entire franchise around. Here are some of the names that you should get used to hearing, in no certain order.

  • Andrew Wiggins Freshman Kansas 6'8" 195 SG- Wiggins is extremely athletic, he can score any way that you want it and his hops has been described as Vince Carter like.
  • Julius Randle Freshman Kentucky 6'9" 225 PF- Many believe that Randle is ready to play in the NBA now and he certainly has the body, he has an inside/outside game and can stretch defenses with his three point shooting ability.
  • Jabari Parker Freshman Duke 6'8" 225 SF- A couple of years ago Parker's name was the one to know and it still is to some. He has been said to have the best all around game of this year's class to go along with his high hoops IQ.
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