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Why the Philadelphia Eagles will not just win the NFC East

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a tough loss to the Arizona Cardinals, who have been showing signs of a playoff team in their 6-1 start. The Eagles have shown the same signs of brilliance, but at times, seem to struggle and look like a team that is lucky to be 5-2. Even though the birds have shown signs of a team that might not go far in the postseason, I have them winning...
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South Carolina Football: Orange crush pt. 2

The South Carolina football team (4-4) has officially been reduced to irrelevance, after yet another close loss, this time to the no. 4 Auburn Tigers on the road. They head into Saturday’s game against the equally woeful Tennessee Volunteers (3-5) hoping to keep their hopes for bowl eligibility. Williams Brice should be rocking, as this is the last SEC home game for the Gamecocks...
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San Francisco Giants: Champions Again

The San Francisco Giants are champions again. After beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in game 7 on Wednesday night they’ve won three World Series Championships in five seasons. Is it too early to call them a dynasty? How did they win the championship? Where does Madison Bumgarner now rank among baseball’s elite and what can we expect from this team in the offseason? The Giants...
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College Football Week 10: Games of the Week

We are nine weeks into the college football season and parody has been abundant. The preseason top four ranked Sooners have fallen twice, Oregon slips up to Arizona and mighty teams like South Carolina and Texas A&M are mere shells of themselves. The question is not why have these teams fallen, the question is, who’s next? Well, we will not have to wait much longer as Week...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Three keys to defeating the Ravens in week nine

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a monumental win over the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday. Being a completely unpredictable, young team, the (5-3) Steelers look to build upon their recent success against their division rivals the (5-3) Ravens. The game will take place at Heinz field in Pittsburgh, PA, airing Sunday night on NBC. Here are three keys...
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Bell tolls for Chicago White Sox Dayán Viciedo?

As the 2014 MLB season came to a close, the Chicago White Sox prepared for a long winter off season.  With optimism at its highest level since perhaps the 2006 season following a World Series title, Kenny Williams and Rick Hahn seem primed to make a run at the American League Central Division title.  They are a team entering next season with arguably the best starting pitcher ...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What to expect in a busy week nine

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-6) are headed to Ohio to take on the Cleveland Browns (4-3) this Sunday at 1:00 pm ET, but they’ll be missing a couple starters on their already struggling defense. As usual, the majority of the NFL was quiet when the trade deadline passed on Tuesday. The Bucs, on the other hand, made two minor moves while they still had the time to do so. Strong safety...
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Buffalo Bills: Mid season wrap up

Kyle Orton has taken the reigns from 2nd year QB E.J. Manuel and hasn’t looked back. Happy Halloween everyone. It’s the one day out of the year that you can dress yourself, your children, and even your pets to look absolutely ridiculous and no one can judge you for it. It’s awesome! Back when I was a child, my parents dressed me in a Jim Kelly jersey with one of those Hutch...
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Michigan Basketball: Duncan Robinson named best shooter

Michigan Basketball held their annual Media Day on Thursday. We polled the players on several topics including; now that Glenn Robinson III is in the NBA, who is the team’s best dunker? We also asked, now that Nik Stauskas is in the NBA, who is the team’s best shooter? The answer is, we’ll have to wait until next year to see him. Duncan Robinson was the overwhelming choice...
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Los Angeles Dodgers player review: Adrian Gonzalez

Two and a half years ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded James Loney and four prospects, two of which were highly touted pitchers, to the Boston Red Sox for Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and Adrian Gonzalez. Punto has since moved on to the Oakland A’s, and Beckett pitched well for the Dodgers this year before tearing a labrum in his hip, forcing his retirement. Crawford...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Mid-season defensive grades

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the middle of the pack in defensive rankings. Pittsburgh ranks 16th in the NFL in total defense which is a position that the Steel Curtain defense is not used to being in. There are no real standout players on the Steelers defense. Although the defense is not stellar, Pittsburgh has found a way to win as they are 5-3 at the halfway point...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Five keys to defeating the Texans in week nine

Center Jason Kelce has missed the past 4 games, recovering from sports hernia surgery. He is probable to return against the Texans. The Philadelphia Eagles (5-2) will have their hands full on the offensive line, handling perhaps the most imposing defensive player in the NFL when they play the Houston Texans (4-4). The Eagles get to erase the bad taste after miscues cost them a game...
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Denver Broncos: Five keys to the Patriots game

This Sunday, the Denver Broncos travel to Gilette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots. It will be the 16th time that future hall of fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady meet. Recently, both quarterbacks have been on fire, ensuring it will be a close game. However, if the Broncos are able to accomplish five things, it will go a long way towards them winning. First...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: Cavs’ fall in season opener  

If you missed the Cleveland Cavaliers season opener Thursday night against the New York Knicks, then you missed an exciting game. The Cavaliers welcomed home LeBron James in what was one of the most anticipated games in Cleveland’s history. More than 20,000 fans showed up in attendance to see their hometown hero play. With all of the excitement and screaming fans it may have gotten...
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Horse Racing: Full Analysis of the 2014 Breeders Cup Classic

Santa Anita        Race: 12 Post Time 8:35 p.m. EST BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC (Grade: 1) Distance: One and One Quarter Miles Purse: $5,000,000   P# PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L 1 1 Prayer for Relief 6/H L I Ortiz, Jr. 126 D L Romans 30/1 2 2 Cigar Street 5/H L JVelazquez 126 W I Mott 12/1 3 3 Imperative 4/G L L Dettori 126 G Papaprodromou 30/1 4 4 Moreno...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships- Day Two

The big day(s) are upon us, the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships! The two day event will climax with the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic, which will feature top three year olds Shared Belief and California Chrome squaring off. The batting order for Breeders’ Cup Saturday races are:  $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (3:05 p.m. EST); $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly...
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Staff Predictions: Michigan Football vs Indiana

Michigan Football will host Indiana on Saturday afternoon at the Big House. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30 and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Here are the staff picks for the game. Rob White So far this season, Rob is 4-4 picking the results of Michigan games The Wolverines limp into this contest with a 3-5 record and are just 1-3 in the Big Ten. Indiana (3-4...
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Analysis of the Carolina Panthers loss to the Saints on Thursday night

The Carolina Panthers are pushed to 3-5-1 on the season after losing to their division rival Saints by a final score of 28-10 on Thursday night. A lot went wrong in the tough loss, and if the Panthers are going to come back from this the team is going to have to get the offense back on the right track. Let’s go over what this team needs to do. Let’s start with the first half...
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San Francisco 49ers: First half overview and mid-season awards

 The San Francisco 49ers entered their bye last week with a 4-3 record and are currently tied for second place in the division  and trial the Arizona Cardinals who are tied for the best record in the NFL with a record of 6-1.  Overall, the 49ers have played well considering some of the injuries they have dealt with, especially on defense.  All-pro linebackers NaVorro Bowman and...
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Video: Aubrey Dawkins named Michigan's best dunker

Michigan Basketball held their annual Media Day on Thursday afternoon. One of the topics we polled the players on was, with Glenn Robinson III gone who is the best dunker on the team? Freshman Aubrey Dawkins was the unanimous selection. Assistant coach Bacari Alexander went so far as to say that Dawkins may be more ascetically pleasing when he is in the air than Robinson was. ...
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Mississippi State football: 3 keys to beating Arkansas

The inaugural college football playoff rankings were released this week, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will forever have the distinction of being number 1 on that list. But, being number 1 comes with a special Mississippi-sized target on the back. It’s a target that Mississippi State has never had to deal with before. The Bulldogs played their first game as a number 1 school...
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The 2014 American tennis season draws to a close

John Isner was defeated in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters by Gael Monfils. All three American men entered in the BNP Paribas Masters tournament fell in the second round on Wednesday. Jack Sock, Sam Querrey and John Isner were all sent packing after being dealt tough losses. This marks another mediocre American men’s tennis season. No American man qualified for the...
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New York Mets free agent projections: the bullpen

With the conclusion of the World Series yesterday, the MLB offseason has officially begun. As free agency begins, the New York Mets are in a somewhat odd situation in that they only have one pending free agent (not counting the retiring Bobby Abreu). That unique player is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka’s pending free agency leads me to begin my offseason analysis with the Mets...
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Game of the week: Broncos vs. Patriots

Act 16: The Battle for QB Supremacy. Nobody thought about the other guy when Peyton Manning’s 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame trotted onto the grass at Foxboro Stadium Sept. 30, 2001. Manning was a No. 1 overall pick, just 25, the new face of Indianapolis and soon the NFL. Archie’s son was football royalty, an NFL aristocrat. Warming up on the opposite side of the 50 was a sixth...
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Detroit Lions: What to expect from the Lions this bye week

The Detroit Lions have finally proved their worth to the league and rehabilitated their sinking reputation from the last fifteen years. At least up until this point that seems to be the case, with come from behind victories and a consistent Matthew Stafford despite an injured offense. With a record at 6-2, the Detroit Lions bye week is going to be critical. This is the point in the...
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