Rant Sports Podcast: 5 Things You Need To Know, February 16th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
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The Rant Sports Podcast is back for another hard-hitting edition of the 5 Things You Need to Know. Today, we will give a firm rundown of the five stories that any good, well-rounded sports fan should know. Before we get started, be sure to take a listen to our podcast by simply clicking the link below:

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When the Americans topped Russia on Saturday, New Jersey Devils fans were very happy. Remember when Ilya Kovalchuk bailed on the Devils to play full-time in Russia? Yeah, he’s looking like a fool now.

USA Beating Russia Closest Thing to Closure for Devils Fans Against Ilya Kovalchuk

The Syracuse Orange are now 25-0, but that streak will end in less than a week. ‘Cuse heads to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday where the Duke Blue Devils have won 30 straight! Good luck, Orange.

Syracuse Orange Stay Perfect, But Will Soon Lose To Duke Blue Devils

Mark Mulder tore his Achilles tendon over the weekend, which means the 36-year-old’s comeback attempt is likely through. Hey, gotta tip your hat to Mulder because many left his MLB career for dead a good six years ago.

Mark Mulder’s Injury Brings Brutal End To Baseball’s Best Comeback Story

So, apparently the NBA Dunk Contest is now a team event. Are you kidding me? — Dunking is a individual act. Did Michael Jordan jump from the free-throw line with Scottie Pippen throwing him an alley-oop. No, he didn’t.

2014 NBA Dunk Contest Proves Freestyle Round Was a Terrible Idea

Bradley Beal made a name for himself this weekend. The  shooting guard was so good in the 3-point contest that we was getting Ray Allen comparisons all night long — now that’s high praise for a second-year player. The Washington Wizards are moving out of the cellar, and Beal is a big reason why.

Bradley Beal Shows Clutch Gene in Three-Point Contest, Will Be NBA All-Star Soon

Thank you for tuning in for the second straight day of the Rant Sports podcast, and be sure to check back in tomorrow for a rundown of the biggest news in sports.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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