Derek Ciapala | Sports Zone Media

Jul 06, 12

On Wednesday, July 4, the Scottish Premier League announced that its member teams had “voted overwhelmingly” to exclude Rangers from playing in the top-tier league this upcoming season. The Glasgow club must now apply with the Scottish Football League to enter one of the lower divisions for 2012-2013. The large majority of clubs…

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I was 13 years old the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates won their division. To put that in perspective, the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies didn’t even exist yet, Bill Clinton was about to become President of the United States, and the hit TV show “Friends” was nearly two years away from airing its first episode….

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On Sunday, July 1, the Columbus Blue Jackets traded defenseman Marc Methot to the Ottawa Senators for winger Nick Foligno. The move comes on the heels of the Jackets’ decisions to re-sign both winger Jared Boll and defenseman Nikita Nikitin to new contracts. All of these transactions signal that the team is taking a new direction…

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On Friday, June 22, the Columbus Blue Jackets kicked off yet another rebuilding effort by selecting Everett Silvertips’ defenseman Ryan Murray with the second pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. The team believes that Murray could one day become one of the top blue liners in the league. I’m not sure if Murray will reach that level of…

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