Play your Stars Right: Fantasy Football Predictions for Week 2

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Welcome to this year’s first edition of “Play your Stars Right.” This series is inspired by the British game show ‘Play your cards right’ (also known as card sharks in America), and involves my weekly fantasy football predictions about whether a player’s score will be higher or lower than the week before. If there is […] READ MORE


Report: NFL given Ray Rice video in April

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The Associated Press has announced today that the NFL headquarters did receive the CCTV footage of Ray Rice punching his now-wife in April, despite Roger Goodell claiming otherwise. The AP has been played a 12 second voicemail of a member of staff from the NFL thanking the police for the video along with confirmation that […] READ MORE


Preparing Your Fantasy Football Team for Week One

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With the start of the season just hours away, now is the time to start finalising your team for your match of the season. No matter how your draft went – whether you nailed it or were dealt an awful hand because you couldn’t be there- you can drastically change the fate of your team […] READ MORE


Europe’s Ryder Cup Wild Card Options

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With the first practice rounds for this year’s Ryder Cup getting under way in just 3 weeks, there is a lot of excitement and expectation surrounding Paul McGinley’s announcement of his wild card picks later today. With nine players already confirmed (Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, Thomas Bjorn, Victor Dubuisson, […] READ MORE


Last Minute Fantasy Football Draft Advice

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With less than a week until the first game of the season, most people will be having their fantasy football draft this weekend. By now most fantasy players have put together their fantasy rankings (after looking at the LWOS staff player profiles, obviously) and taken part in multiple mock draft. But simply being prepared isn’t […] READ MORE


Fantasy football: Wide Receiver ADP analysis

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Welcome to the third installment of ADP analysis. By comparing my rankings to average draft position data from ESPN, I’ve found the players that are currently being taken far too high and low, so that you don’t make the same mistakes in your draft. Having already covered quarterbacks and running backs, this instalment looks at […] READ MORE


Olympic and Paralympic Games should be merged

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With the 20th Commonwealth Games now over, many will reflect on the success of the event in Glasgow. Despite not being talked about much, one of the most notable aspects for me was the seamless integration of parasports. Whether it be in the velodrome, on the athletic track or elsewhere, all the disabled athletes received […] READ MORE


Fantasy Football ADP Analysis: Running Backs

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With six weeks left until the season begins, fantasy football build up is in full swing, both here on Last Word on Sports and beyond. With many drafts taking place in the next fortnight, making sure you know who is being over and under drafted is an easy way of getting an upper hand on your […] READ MORE


Analysing Quarterback ADP Data

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With the build up to fantasy football now in full swing, and many people doing mock drafts (you can read why you should be taking part in them in Casey Bowman’s great article), we can start to get a picture where many players are likely to get picked using average draft position (ADP) data. Although […] READ MORE


England should look abroad if they want to compete on World Stage

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With England now out of the World Cup after Costa Rica’s shock win over Italy, the usual debate by both fans and media about what went wrong will begin – before they have even played their third match. Although they were unlucky in both games, England were simply not good enough, especially in defence. The […] READ MORE