Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon
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Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.

Why Pete Rose belongs in Cooperstown, warts and all

Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame. On Monday, Commissioner Rob Manfred officially upheld Rose's lifetime ban from Major League Baseball, which includes the Hall of Fame....

Report: Johnny Cueto and Giants strike six-year deal worth $130 million

One of the biggest free agents remaining on the market will be moving west, as Buster Olney from ESPN is reporting that Johnny Cueto will be moving...
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

10 most dangerous teams heading into NFL playoffs

The NFL playoffs are right around the corner and it's definitely time to start envisioning certain playoff games in your head. It's also definitely the time to...
Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron has seen enough of NFL officials

Eric Ebron is not a happy man. He doesn't feel that the NFL's officials have given his Lions a fair shake, and he's not afraid to talk...

Steelers are worst nightmare for AFC’s best

The Pittsburgh Steelers are beginning to look like an absolute nightmare for AFC's top teams as the playoffs loom large. After dismantling the AFC-leading Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday,...

Predictions for remaining top MLB free agents

One of the best MLB free agents is off of the market, but that doesn't mean there aren't any top players left for the taking. Gordon Wittenmyer of...

Zack Greinke donating one percent of salary to charity

A portion Zack Greinke's six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks will be going to charity. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted that the star right-hander...

Tim Lincecum hoping to impress MLB clubs in January

Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is available this off-season, and he's ready to show his skills off to any team that wants to watch. Giants...

MLB Winter Meetings: Five main takeaways from Day 3 in Nashville

The penultimate day of the MLB Winter Meetings is in the can. While it didn't have quite the fervor of the first two days, Day 3 had plenty of...
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MLB Winter Meetings: Five main takeaways from Day 2 in Nashville

Another day is done at the MLB Winter Meetings in Nashville, and this one was action packed. Who went where? Who may go somewhere? How are the pennant...

Five NFL head coaches who must be fired

It's not likely that many NFL head coaches have great job security. Most are either on the hot seat, or a losing streak away from being there. While...

MLB Winter Meetings: Five main takeaways from Day 1 in Nashville

The MLB winter meetings are underway in Nashville and they've grabbed some headlines. There's a lot to digest, but what are the most important important or intriguing storylines...
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Mike Pettine says Browns not unified, tension brewing

The 2-10 record that the Cleveland Browns own tells us that they're not a good football team. The recent words from Coach Mike Pettine point to a...

Landing spots for top 10 remaining MLB free agents

With the Winter Meetings under way, it's fair to say we'll see and hear plenty of rumors about the top remaining MLB free agents over the next...

Four things San Francisco 49ers must do in 2015’s final month

At 4-8, the 2015 San Francisco 49ers season will not be a success. The best that they could possibly do is run the table and even if...

Four best trade destinations for Carlos Gonzalez

As the MLB winter meetings have started heating up, we learned from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that the Rockies would be willing to part with star outfielder Carlos...

Tom Coughlin’s job shouldn’t be saved by playoff appearance

Puzzling reports are coming out of the New York Giants this week. Steve Serby of the New York Post reports that while General Manager Jerry Reese is safe...

Zack Greinke alone doesn’t tip NL West power to Arizona

So much for the idea that Zack Greinke was going to the Giants or Dodgers. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the star right-hander has...

Impact of Chicago Cubs signing John Lackey

John Lackey is staying in the National League Central but moving up I-55, as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that Lackey will be the newest member...
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NFL salary cap to increase in 2016

NFL teams with little to no cap room heading into 2016 are getting a slight reprieve, but probably not as much as they would have liked. ESPN's Adam...

Five best free agent fits for Cliff Lee

One of the best pitchers of the last decade is ready to give it one more run. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Cliff Lee wants to get...
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Why Jeff Samardzija’s rumored contract is a big problem for MLB

Nothing that Jeff Samardzija has done in his career as a starting pitcher would indicate that he's worth a five year deal worth somewhere between $80-$100 million...

5 MLB non-tender free agents who will be impact players

The MLB's hot stove period is well underway. While the likes of Zack Greinke, Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Davis, and Johnny Cueto will grab the Lion's share of the...
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Mike Pettine admits he could be coaching for his job with Browns

From the looks of things, the Cleveland Browns may be looking for their ninth head coach (plus one interim) since re-entering the NFL in 1999. Per Nate Ulrich...