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Staff predictions: Michigan Football vs Ohio State

Michigan Football (5-6, 3-4) will play at Ohio State (10-1, 7-0) on Saturday afternoon. Kick off is scheduled for noon and the game will be televised on ABC/ESPN. For a Michigan oriented preview of the game click here: Michigan vs Ohio State, for an Ohio State oriented preview click here, Ohio State vs Michigan. For the staff picks, read on. Rob White So far this season, Rob is 7...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack

First off, I trust you all had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Speaking of happy and healthy, this weekend’s Horse Racing schedule is exactly that with New York, Kentucky, California and Illinois all running big cards and big races. We will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York as our Horse Racing Race of the Week, but we’ll look at...
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Indiana Basketball: Frustration after first loss of the season

Yogi Ferrell Junior point guard, Yogi Ferrell had a season-high 27 points, marking the 12th time in his college career that he has recorded 20+ points in a game.  The efforts by Ferrell were not enough to stop Eastern Washington this past Monday. Indiana lost 88-86 to the 151 ranked Eastern Washington in Assembly Hall.  The 27 point and seven assist effort put forth by Ferrell...
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Storyline Update: Phillies’ Trade Destinations

During the Winter Meetings that begin on December 7 in Cole Hamels‘ hometown, the brain trust of the Philadelphia Phillies will explore roster-improving avenues at an insane pace. Then, Ruben Amaro Jr. will return to Philly with some possibilities to revamp his squad for 2015 and beyond. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional...
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Michigan State basketball blows out Rider in Orlando Classic

Not long after much of America started digesting Thanksgiving dinners, the No. 20 Michigan State Spartans (4-1) went to work and blew out the Rider Broncs (2-3), 77-45, to move on to the semi-finals of the 2014 Orlando Classic. Senior point guard Travis Trice finished with 10 points and 4 assists for the Spartans. (Photo by Kim Klement/USA Today Sports) Despite the large margin...
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NC State basketball: Lacey leads Wolpack past Richmond

The NC State Wolfpack defeated the Richmond Spiders last night 84-72, giving the Wolfpack a 5-0 record, the best start that coach Mark Gottfried has had in his time at NC State. State was paced by 26 points from junior Trevor Lacey, which was a career high for the transfer guard. The final score did not reflect just how close the game was. The game featured 29 lead changes and 8...
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Chicago Cubs rumors: Miguel Montero edition

Among many of the reported Chicago Cubs’ offseason targets is Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Miguel Montero. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are open to listening to trade offers for the two-time All Star. Montero is under contract until 2017 and is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million in both 2016 and 1017 – a total of $40 million. For the Cubs...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Trading Corey Brewer would be a good move

Corey Brewer In the past few weeks, the Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Corey Brewer was the center of many trade rumors. Most of the rumors dealt with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, two teams that are in contention to win the NBA finals and have already expressed interest in Brewer. Cleveland would like to get another veteran, and would like to reunite Kevin Love...
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Michigan Football vs Ohio State: Game Preview

Michigan Wolverines (5-6, 3-4 Big Ten) vs Ohio State (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten) Saturday, November 29th 12:00 pm on ABC The Michigan Wolverines (5-6) will march into the horseshoe this Saturday to meet their most hated foe the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1). This may be the last game of the Brady Hoke era at Michigan and this week I’m hoping the Wolverines play like they have nothing to...
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The makeup of the 2019 Cleveland Indians lineup

It’s hard to predict the makeup of a major league roster in five years.  In sports, all it takes is one injury to end or derail a promising career.  Besides the obvious injury factor, you never know if a player is going to exceed or fall short of expectations and contract value. Who would’ve thought Michael Brantley would finish third in the MVP race this past season?  Corey...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Big wins and bad losses build team

Although the Milwaukee Bucks only have nine wins in 16 games this year, the season has started off successful for the young team. The Bucks have had their ups and downs this season with some significant wins, but also some significant losses. However, each game this season has showed the improvement the Bucks have already made since the beginning of the year. Key Win No. 1- Brooklyn...
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Oakland A’s free agent rumors: Emilio Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio The Oakland A’s are in need of a quality middle infielder. Preferably one that can play shortstop since the likelihood of Jed Lowrie returning is slim. There have not been many rumors as to who the Athletics may be looking to add to their roster, but a player that would benefit the Oakland A’s in the middle infield would be Emilio Bonifacio. During the 2014 season...
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Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Patriots in week 13

In what could be dubbed as a potential “Super Bowl preview,” the Green Bay Packers (8-3) play host to the New England Patriots (9-2) from Lambeau Field.  The game will be televised on CBS with kickoff coming at 3:25 CT.  Both teams are riding win streaks, as the Packers have won their last three games, while the Patriots have been the hottest team in the league, winning seven...
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Indianapolis Colts: Three keys to beat the Redskins in week 13

The Indianapolis Colts (7-4) will host the Washington Redskins (3-8) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana at 1:00pm EST on Sunday and coverage can be seen on FOX. The Redskins are coming off a close loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week, while the Colts are coming off a solid victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In what was to be an anticipated matchup between quarterbacks...
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Ohio State football vs. Michigan: Full preview and prediction

“The Game” has finally arrived. This Saturday, the Ohio State football team will host their hated rivals the Michigan Wolverines –Or “that team up north”– as they have been so aptly referred to this week on the Ohio State campus. The Buckeyes have already clinched their spot in the Big Ten title game and will play the winner of the Minnesota-Wisconsin game. But that won’t...
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Wisconsin football: Axe game preview and prediction

Wisconsin hosts Minnesota on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT with more to play for than just Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The 14th-ranked Badgers and No. 18 Golden Gophers will battle for the Big Ten West division crown and a spot in the conference title game against No. 6 Ohio State. Both teams will see a lot of similarities between the two squads. Both teams like to run a lot and rank near the...
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Michigan Basketball: Analysis of the starting five

Coach Beilein has used smaller lineups for long stretches of games throughout the season. The reason behind this: the veterans know his system and he trusts them to execute, compete and ultimately win games as he brings along his large group of underclassmen. His recent strategy has involved placing two point guards (Spike Albrecht and starter Derrick Walton Jr) on the floor with...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: What the Steelers have to be thankful for so far in 2014

With the NFL season revving up toward the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in a relatively good position. They are tied for second in their division with a record of 7-4. If the team wins out, then they will reach the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. On Thanksgiving, the Steelers certainly have aspects of their season that they should be thankful of that...
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South Carolina Football: Orange crush pt. 3

The South Carolina football team (6-5) travels to the upstate this Saturday to take on in-state rival Clemson Tigers (8-3) in the 112th installment of what Kirk Herbstreit called the most underrated rivalry in college football. The Gamecocks and the Tigers heated rivalry dates back to 1896 and the two schools have played in 107 consecutive years, making it the second-longest uninterrupted...
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San Francisco 49ers: Keys to beating the Seattle Seahawks

Another chapter will be added to the NFL’s best rivalry as the San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving night.  Not only is this a match up of two 7-4 teams fighting to make the playoffs but as all of you already know these teams are very physical and don’t like each other very much. The 49ers are looking for a little payback after falling short last year...
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College Football: Top 5 Games of Week 14

It is Thanksgiving Week, a time in which we are supposed to reminisce on what exactly we are thankful for; personally, I am very thankful for college football, especially this week because there are so many good games! The only problem is after you eat all that turkey and wake up from your daylong Thanksgiving food coma, what are you supposed to watch? Well fear no more because I...
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Iowa Football: Keys to beat Nebraska

Mark Weisman will hope to play as well as he did last year in Lincoln as the Hawks won that game 38-17. The (7-3) Iowa Hawkeyes play their last regular season game at home in Iowa City against the (8-3) Nebraska Cornhuskers at 11 a.m. The game will be televised on ABC. Keys to Win the Game: Iowa needs to play like they did the 2nd half against Wisconsin The Iowa Hawkeyes lost a...
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LeBron James: Making his teammates worse?

Think about how many times, over the past decade, an announcer or sports analyst has told you just how much better LeBron James makes his teammates. Now, listen to me, as I tell you that not only is that not true, LeBron James makes his teammates worse individually. Having LeBron on your team may improve your team’s overall record, and as shown by the record of his teams, having...
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Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Matt Kemp edition

My least favorite subject. Everyone knows that the Los Angeles Dodgers have an abundance of outfielders. Three are young, inexpensive and talented (Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson and to a much lesser extent, Scott Van Slyke). Two are older, expensive, and their value isn’t exactly high (Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford). And then, there’s Matt Kemp. Kemp is somewhere in the middle...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Durant and Westbrook near return

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook could be back on the court in the next week. For the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant cannot come back soon enough. 15 games into the season, the Thunder sit dead last in the Western Conference at 3-12 while riding a six game losing streak into their Wednesday night matchup against the Utah Jazz. The most heartbreaking part...
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