Sam Amico

Prior to joining OutKick, Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com. A native of Akron, Ohio, his career began in Wyoming, where he wrote about everything from college football to rodeos to sled-dog racing. He also spent some time in West Virginia and insists he is the only sportswriter in history to cover "the two least-populated states that start with W" for a combined decade.

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NFL
Sam Amico

Tramon Williams Could Return To Packers In Time For NFC Title Game

The Green Bay Packers can’t seem to get enough of cornerback Tramon Williams. And according to Tom Silverstein of PackersNews.com, Williams may be back for third stint. Williams, 37 was on the field for a dozen plays in the Baltimore Ravens’ loss to the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. The Ravens waived Williams two days later,

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NHL
Sam Amico

Get The Puck Outta Here: NHL Doing Away With Tracking Technology

Technology can be bad. The NHL, which has just announced it will discontinue pucks with imbedded tracking for the foreseeable future, apparently agrees. The decision will go into effect immediately. “The NHL reviewed the first supply of tracking pucks that it has been using and determined that they did not receive ‘the same precise finishing

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NCAAF
Sam Amico

UNLV Moving On From Popular Mustachioed Mascot

UNLV isn’t trying to be a bunch of Rebels, but the school has indeed decided to keep its nickname. It just is doing away with its mascot. That means the dude known as “Hey Reb” is being retired. The school already removed a statue of the guy, so most fans of the program sort of

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Golf
Sam Amico

Anti-Gay Slur Puts Justin Thomas In Training

Justin Thomas said something offensive and will try to train himself to say less offensive things. Thomas, the world’s No. 3 ranked golfer, uttered an anti-gay slur under his breath when he missed a putt last month at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Video footage captured the incident and Thomas described it as

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