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Michigan Football: Brad Hawkins film analysis

If you read my article last week addressing the one major gap in Michigan Football’s 2016 recruiting class (which can be found here). You would know how personally excited I am that the Wolverines landed a commitment from wide receiver Brad Hawkins earlier this week. Hawkins is a four star recruit out of Camden, New Jersey, who looks poised to be one of Michigan’s biggest offensive...
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Washington Wizards: It’s Porter Time

Free agency is underway and one thing is certain: the Washington Wizards will be without the Truth. Paul Pierce chose to sign a three year deal worth $10.6 million with the Los Angeles Clippers to reunite with coach Doc Rivers. The departure of Pierce leaves the team without the veteran leader who brought an old school toughness to the organization. Yet there doesn’t seem to be...
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Three Green Bay Packers that must produce in 2015

Many players shined in 2014 for the Green Bay Packers.  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers won the MVP, wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb each had double digit touchdowns, Clay Matthews played like his Pro Bowl self, and the offensive line was the most underrated unit in the entire league.  But while those players stepped up their play, there were those who failed to do so....
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NASCAR: Previewing the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

The true mark that summer has arrived is upon us.  The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are hours away from making their mid-season return to the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Fla., ready to do battle under the lights for the Coke Zero 400.  Drivers are preparing for sparks, beating and banging, and the very best of three and four-wide restrictor plate racing...
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Areas of concern for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015

There are few teams in the NFL that have the talent and depth the Cincinnati Bengals posses. Team management and staff have constructed a roster that can be dominant on both sides of the ball while giving added insurance to positions that face constant injury. While the Bengals weakness are not as concerning as other problems NFL teams face, Cincinnati still their own looming questions...
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Four Oakland Raiders who have to produce in 2015

In response to a 3-13 season last year, the Oakland Raiders were very busy this off-season looking to improve every aspect of the organization. They brought in new head coach Jack Del Rio along with his new staff of assistants, they were aggressive in free agency and made smart and disciplined decisions in the draft. All in hopes that this upcoming season will mark the turnaround...
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Kansas City Royals trade rumors: Wade Davis edition

(rantsports.com) The Kansas City Royals once again have the league’s best bullpen in 2015 just as they did last season, and names such as Greg Holland, Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera, Jason Frasor, and Franklin Morales have all been doing their part. Herrera, Davis, and Holland all three could arguably be the Royals’ closer but Holland seems to has that spot locked down just as...
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Miami Dolphins will hold joint practices with Carolina Panthers this summer

More and more NFL teams are joining forces and holding joint practices in the summer months before the regular season. This year’s joint practice schedule features 14 NFL teams. Jonathan Martin, who was involved in the bullying scandal with Richie Incognito last season is now a member of the Carolina Panthers and will see his old team for the first time at joint practices. Typically...
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Carolina Panthers: Can Oher cut it?

26 days from now the Carolina Panthers will step onto the field at Wofford College for the first day of training camp. Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Wofford is where the Panthers have held training camp every year since their inaugural season in 1995. Offensive line coach John Matsko and Michael Oher during Oher’s rookie season in 2009 The school’s Richardson Athletic...
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Four Chicago Bears who have to produce in 2015

It’s obvious the 2014 season did not go as planned for the Chicago Bears. They were supposed to be dark-horse NFC title contenders, led by their explosive offense and rebuilt defense…well that didn’t happen. The team limped their way to a 5-11 record, while their offense showed none of the efficiency it had the season before and the defense continued to be historically bad...
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New York Mets trade rumors: Chicago Cubs edition

The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs may be done facing off on the field in 2015, but it doesn’t mean they can’t still match up. The Mets and Cubs have long been reported to be one of the best fits for a trade; the Mets have excess pitching while the Cubs have excess young infielders. On paper this is the perfect fit, especially considering the Mets’ urgent need to for a...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC sign Singler back for five years

Kyle Singler will be back in an OKC Uniform Small Forward Kyle Singler out of Duke University was signed this week by the Oklahoma City Thunder for a reported five-year $25 million contract. Singler was acquired by the Thunder in February of 2015 via a three-team trade that involved the Utah Jazz. In his rookie season in the NBA, Singler earned All-NBA Rookie Second Team honors...
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San Antonio Spurs add LaMarcus Aldridge

Sit back and relax San Antonio Spurs fans. You are in it to win it once again. Your dynasty will continue “dynastying” (that is not a word, but it should be). Kudos to the Spurs front office for doing all the work necessary to acquiring one of the most marquee free agents this offseason in LaMarcus Aldridge. The pursuit for Aldridge became veritable with the Spurs trading Tiago...
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Philadelphia Flyers having a productive offseason

In the wake of the NHL Draft and free-agency frenzy on July 1st, major changes have taken place throughout the NHL. Whether you’re talking about a Stanley Cup contender scraping the salary cap ceiling or a bottom feeder team looking to reach the salary cap floor, just about every team in the NHL has made changes to their roster. Which brings us to the Philadelphia Flyers, a...
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Minnesota Vikings: Top Ten Players Heading into 2015 Season

After a season where many of the youngsters proved their mettle, here is the top 10 players on the Minnesota Vikings heading into the 2015 season. 10. ILB Eric Kendricks The Vikings seem to have landed a gem when the No. 1 inside linebacker fell to them in round two. Kendricks, the Butkus award winner who had 149 tackles his senior year, should start and make a big impact his rookie...
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Can Michigan Football beat the odds?

Yesterday the sports betting giant Bovada announced their over/under win predictions for every major Division 1 college football team. Michigan Football is predicted to win 7 1/2 games in the 2015 season. This is an improvement over last season where the Wolverines only managed to win 5 games and failed to qualify for any post season bowl. While this two game margin is a big improvement...
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Why Rajon Rondo will fit well with the Sacramento Kings

A few hours after the Sacramento Kings signed Marco Belinelli, the Kings signed Rajon Rondo. Earlier this week the Kings traded Jason Thompson, Carl Landry and Nik Stauskas to the Philadelphia 76ers as a salary dump. By doing so, the Kings were able to bring in Marco and Rondo. Rondo signed a one year deal worth $10 million. Rondo had been a very important player for the Boston...
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Xavi: An FC Barcelona Retrospective

Xavi Hernández Legends don’t come along every day. Stars don’t either. Heck, even first team players are rarer than one might think. For Xavi, full name Xavier Hernández Creus, all three descriptions stick. Not only was the Blaugrana midfielder a legend on and off the field, he was, before fellow team mate Andrés Iniesta, considered by many to be the best midfielder on the...
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UVA Basketball: The house that Tony built

During this time when we celebrate American freedom, through all the conflicts abound in our country there is still much for our nation to be proud of. The same goes for Charlottesville, as the Cavaliers have become the number one sports college in this great nation. The program that has elevated UVA into sporting supremacy is UVA Basketball. Who would have thought after the John...
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Two UCLA Bruins taken in NBA draft

The 2015 NBA draft featured two former UCLA Bruins. Kevon Looney was taken with the last pick of the first round by the reigning NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors. Norman Powell was selected in second round with the 46th overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks. Shortly after drafting Powell, the Bucks traded him and a 2017 first rounder to the Toronto Raptors for Greivis Vasquez...
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Mexico Soccer: El Tri experiencing serious turbulence before Gold Cup

El Tri is experiencing serious turbulence just days before its debut in the Gold Cup. Mexico, once thought to be the odds on favorite is looking increasingly vulnerable as it nears its opening match against Cuba. Injuries to Hector Moreno, and Javier Hernandez have left Miguel Herrera with a headache before its debut. Keep in mind that Mexico only had two matches of preparation...
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Oakland A’s trade rumors: Ben Zobrist

Recently, New York writer Joel Sherman reported that New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson is willing to overpay for the Oakland A’s Ben Zobrist. The problem is that the A’s are starting to win games, finally looking to overcome the title of unluckiest team in baseball. It’s a tricky situation that seems to happen every year. The team that is clearly expected to sell goes on a winning...
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St. Louis Rams: Schedule preview (Weeks 14-17)

Entering the last four games of the season, the St. Louis Rams are projected to be 7-5, and in the best position for the last quarter of the season as they have been under Jeff Fisher. However, the last stretch of the season includes three tough opponents from the NFC, and one potential sleeper playoff team. The Rams will need to be playing their best football in this stretch, where...
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Cleveland Browns: Top 5 Worst Starting Quarterbacks Since 1999

Brady Quinn The city of Cleveland has experienced many quarterbacks who have become a failure due to either failing miserably or not getting much of a chance at all. As many have heard, when a quarterback gets drafted or picked up in free agency by the Cleveland Browns they are going into a  well-known “quarterback graveyard”. The team has went through countless projects at...
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Chicago Blackhawks re-sign Andrew Desjardins

The Chicago Blackhawks will be keeping forward Andrew Desjardins in the Windy City as they have re-signed him to a new two-year contract worth about $800,000 per season. Four other teams offered Desjardins more money, but he ultimately took less to stay in Chicago because of how much he and his family loved the city. The Blackhawks acquired Desjardins from the San Jose Sharks last...
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