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

Justin Fields Informs NFL Teams He Suffers From Epilepsy

With the NFL draft just around the corner, former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has informed teams that he has been diagnosed with epilepsy, per Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Fields led the Buckeyes to the national championship game this past season, when they lost to Alabama. He was diagnosed with the More

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Business
Sam Amico

Amazon Introduces Scary Palm-Reading Checkout Technology

In another case of the world moving closer to being able to tell who is up to what, Amazon is bringing its palm-scanning device to Whole Foods. It seems innocent enough and maybe even fun … until you consider the potential long-term impact. Imagine one of these in every store, able to read everything about More

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NCAAF
Sam Amico

Need Football? You’re In Luck — FCS Playoffs Set To Kick Off

If you’re like most sports fans, you’re jonesing for some football. Well, fear not, America. Some playoff games are coming your way. That’s right — the FCS playoffs, featuring the top teams that aren’t quite NCAA Division I, kick off this weekend. This will mark the first time an FCS champion will emerge in the More

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Media News
Sam Amico

Hulu + Live TV Adding NFL Network, RedZone

Hulu + Live TV is ready to pass, tackle, run and catch, as the streaming service announced it is adding both the NFL Network and the NFL RedZone channels to its lineup, beginning Aug. 1. Granted, Hulu is still at odds with Sinclair Broadcast Group over the Ballys Sports regionals (formerly FOX Sports regionals) and More

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NBA
Sam Amico

UCLA Tourney Star Juzang Giving NBA Draft A Look-See

UCLA made a fairy tale run to the Final Four in 2021, and versatile sophomore shooting guard Johnny Juzang was a major reason why. Now, Juzang is going to dip his toes in the waters of the NBA Draft, he announced on social media. “I’m proud to announce that I’m declaring for the NBA draft, More

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Soccer
Sam Amico

European Soccer Super League Plans May Get The Boot

Well, so much for the idea of a European soccer Super League. The whole concept, announced Sunday, is already on the brink of collapse. But from the sounds of things, soccer fans from all over the globe aren’t too disappointed about it. Per the New York Times, both Chelsea and Manchester City were preparing to More

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