Category: Chickipedia

Learn the rules and the basics of various sports so you can understand as you watch the game

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Baseball Basics: Can you explain the term OPS?

Can you explain the term OPS? This is a question I get asked about all the time, as the term has become more used in everyday baseball lingo. So, I will do my best to explain OPS and why it is has become so beneficial. Definition of OPS: OPS, is the abbreviation for the batting [...]

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Queen Of Sports 101: The Derrick Rose Rule

One of the stipulations players argued for, and were granted, in negotiations with owners is the so-called ‘Derrick Rose Rule.’ The rule allows young players who outperform in their class to demand more money. A player with less than six years of experience must earn an all-NBA honor twice and be voted an All-Star Game [...]

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Queen Of Sports 101: NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

NASCAR has been in the news a lot this weekend, following the close of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Tony Stewart won the 2011 Sprint Cup Championship yesterday, beating out Carl Edwards. It was Stewarts’ third championship win. Stewart and Edwards ended the season in a first-ever points tie, but Stewart won the tie-breaker [...]

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Queen Of Sports 101: Cornerback

The cornerback position may be a term you’ve often heard but never fully understood. Let us break down exactly what a cornerback’s job is. Cornerbacks are defensive players. They cover receivers, and defend against pass offenses and make tackles. The cornerback is expected to defend against the forward pass, anticipate the quarterback, andĀ  disrupt pass [...]

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Queen Of Sports 101: MLS Cup Playoffs

The MLS Cup Playoffs are well under way, with the first of the Conference Finals playing out over this past weekend. The Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake to win the Western Conference Championship, and the Houston Dynamo beat the Kansas City Wizards to win the Eastern Conference Championship. The teams advancing in the [...]

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Queen Of Sports 101: Free Agency In The MLB

For the first time in his MLB career, Albert Pujols entered into free agency status following his team’s World Series win. Pujols’ eight-year $111 million contract expired yesterday, along with 148 other players in the MLB who have become free agents. The Cardinals haveĀ  four days to speak exclusively to Pujols before the market opens [...]