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Georgia Bulldogs Football: Five Things I’d Like To See In 2010

June 26th, 2010
The first week of August goes the same way every year for me. I go back to my apartment in Athens, Ga. I look over my class schedule. And I discuss with my roommate the Georgia Bulldogs' prospects for the upcoming football season. We talk about what we think they're good at, what we think they're not so good at, and players that we think are going to make major contributions. We print out a grid detailing every SEC team's schedule and we go through it game-by-game to see if we think the Dawgs have a chance at an SEC title. And while I'm not back in Athens yet, last year's football season left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, and I've been waiting desperately for the upcoming season ever since. Here are a list of five things I'd like to see Georgia do in 2010 to help erase the memory of last season.

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The Best 2011 College Football Recruiting Classes by Positional Group

June 25th, 2010
By now, many of you should know the biggest names in the 2011 recruiting class, (and if you don't, give the B/R 100 some love). Landing a blue-chip recruit is great, but some teams prefer to spread the work around among three or four four-star prospects. Today, we salute the best 2011 recruiting classes by positional group only. Which class is tops in wide receivers? Where are the best defensive linemen heading? Take a look at where I cast my votes.

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Carlos Beltran Plays His First Rehab Game

June 25th, 2010

Carlos Beltran played his first minor league rehab game for Class A Port St. Lucie today.

Beltran was able to play five innings in center field; he went 0-for-2 with a walk.

While this is certainly not the performance that the Mets front office was hoping for, it is a good sign.

Beltran appears to feel comfortable playing in a baseball game again.

Tomorrow will be an important day for Beltran. Playing back-to-back games is a big step for him.

Hopefully, he will be able to play at least seven innings this time.

Jerry Manuel said that Beltran could return to the big league team on Monday. This is probably not  a realistic option.

I would not expect Beltran to be back with the Mets until early July. Even then, I do not expect that he will start more than two or three games in a row until after the All-Star Break.

Alabama Recruiting Wish List: 10 Players the Tide Want on Signing Day

June 25th, 2010
Alabama has been one of the hottest recruiting schools in the country and they're already on their way to a solid 2011 recruiting class headlined by five star prospects like linebacker Brent Calloway and five star safety Hasean Clinton-Dix, but they still have holes to fill and scholarships to hand out. So who are the uncommitted prospects that really have Alabama's eye or list the Crimson Tide among their top choices? Let's take a look at some of the top prospects still on the market with a connection to Alabama and potential to be headed to Tuscaloosa. Taken into consideration are interest levels, openings on the roster, potential playing time, and of course, good, old fashioned, undeniable talent.

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Emotional Carlos Alberto Parreira Bids Farewell to South Africa

June 24th, 2010
After a rough start back in 2008, Brazilian national Carlos Alberto Parreira took upon the job as head coach of South Africa. Many felt it was money wasted on a coach of his class and that in the space of time he wouldn't be able to change the state of the national team. Regardless, he changed the style and improved the team before resigning in 2009 due to personal issues. He then returned after the Confed Cup and agreed to stay until the end of the World Cup. So he did and was coach until a few days ago, when South Africa beat France. Parreira in the last five months held three training camps for the squad and made major improvements in the style and nature of play. He reinvented South African football and has left a legacy. For those who criticized him previously, they now accept his quality. On Tuesday evening South Africa became the first team to be knocked out in the group stages as host of the tournament. But having won the match and a match against France, there was something to remember.

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