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Who should be the New York Knicks next point guard?

A consistent problem for the New York Knicks this season has been the inconsistent play from the point guard position. When the Knicks acquired Jose Calderon they viewed him as the perfect point guard to run the triangle. Calderon who was known for his three point shot has been inconsistent this season for the Knicks. The 34 year old also has trouble guarding other starting point...
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Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Nothing new in Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, 14-35 and a few losses away from guaranteeing  yet another losing season. It seems like ages ago that the Wolves were churning out playoff berths with future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. It hasn’t been ages, but it has been 12 years since their last playoff berth. And yet somehow the Wolves are more exciting to watch now than they...
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Are the Oakland Raiders a potential landing spot for Wilkerson?

As free agency gets closer and closer rumors will begin to flood in about who teams are interested in signing. The first noise about the Oakland Raiders seems to be that they are extremely interested in making a move for New York Jets defensive end, Muhammad Wilkerson. Wilkerson was making a bit of noise earlier this season as he was upset that him and the New York Jets were unable...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Happy Hines Ward Day

On this date ten years ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers won their fifth Super Bowl. Ohhhh what a glorious day it was. The game was sloppy as all get out, but the result was downright beautiful. For myself and a lot of young Steelers fans, Super Bowl XL was the first time witnessing the historic franchise win a title. Therefore, this team holds a very special place in my heart. In fact...
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Tennessee Basketball: The value of Kevin Punter

Simply put, expectations were not soaring through the roof for the 2015-2016 Tennessee Volunteers basketball club. In fact, the Vols were pegged to finish 13th in a 14 team SEC conference. On top of that, they are going through a rocky transition period. Just two years ago, former head man, Cuonzo Martin, bolted for Berekely to be the coach of the California Bears. Martin felt slighted...
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West Virginia Basketball: Mid-conference report

The West Virginia basketball team has reached the midway point in conference play sitting in a tie for first place at 7-2 with Oklahoma. WVU’s only two blemishes came from a two point loss on the road to Oklahoma and seven point stunner at home to Texas. At this point in the season the conference is completely wide open with WVU and OU only sitting a game ahead of Kansas, Baylor...
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Baltimore Orioles acquire starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne

The Baltimore Orioles acquired starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for minor-league starting pitcher J.C. Cosme. Despaigne came into the league in 2014 as a 26 year old and played two seasons with the Padres. In 2014 he appeared in 16 games and had a 3.36 earned run average. Last season he pitched in 34 games and had an earned run average of 5.80. This...
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Michigan State Basketball: Why MSU will beat Michigan

We are less than 24 hours away from the big game in Ann Arbor. The Spartans begin arguably their toughest stretch of the year tomorrow, playing their next three of five games on the road. If the Spartans want to have a chance to win the Big Ten regular season championship, a win in Ann Arbor is a must. MSU has won the past three contests between these two schools and all have been...
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Storyline II: New GM’s Plan for the Philadelphia Phillies

With this offseason in the books under a new captain, the surprise of the hot stove league locally could be right-hander Mark Appel. He has the talent to surpass righty Vincent Velasquez and a beginning point for a foundation exists: lowered expectations as a secondary piece in the exchange, a fresh start and an in-your-own-hands fate with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. But will his confidence...
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The Sacramento Kings pre-break push

The NBA schedule and level of hardwood play is grueling, undoubtedly. The All-Star break is much deserved and necessary; however, as it nears, remaining focused for some teams is crucial and there is no exception for the Sacramento Kings. Heading into Brooklyn to start a 4-game road trip, they must remain focused and dig deep. It wasn’t long ago they were sitting in the eighth...
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LeBrick James with the shot, boy

Over the last 12 attempts LeBron James has heaved from three point land, none have gone through the hoop. LeBron has not converted a three point shot since January 25th against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Yikes. So why does he keep shooting them? In Charlotte on Wednesday night, he launched three misfires from beyond the arc. On Monday in Indiana, he bombed five clanks from three...
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Michigan Basketball: Preview and Prediction vs. MSU

The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry just keeps chugging along. After only playing each other once during the football season, both teams will get just one scheduled chance to compete in basketball this season. Michigan Basketball head coach John Beilein understands that the rivalry is different on the hardwood, however. “It’s not a one shot deal,” says Beilein, and “it doesn’t...
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Utah Jazz struggling on the road

The Utah Jazz are struggling to find any kind of consistency on the road resulting in a disappointing record of 7-15. Utah is only scoring 96.4 ppg away from Vivint Smart Home Arena, which is currently 24th in the league. Utah’s defensive efficiency at home and on the road is basically the same, holding oponnets around 96.0 ppg. The problem for Utah has been scoring the ball...
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Arizona State football 2016 recruiting class

For Arizona State football, there was some concerns expressed by fans on social media outlets regarding the 2016 signing class. Just two days prior to national signing day, it was leaked that ASU’s defensive line coach Jackie Shipp would be leaving to Missouri. Although this wouldn’t have a huge impact on the recruiting class, it was the fifth vacated position among Arizona State...
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Philadelphia Eagles: new coach, improved defense?

Upon the Philadelphia Eagles hiring of first-time head coach Doug Pederson, the new coach was quick and efficient in finalizing his coaching staff; including the hiring of former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator and Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. Schwartz had the Bills firing on all cylinders in 2014. They finished ranked in the top-five for total yards (4th), points...
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Boston Celtics Mid-Season Superlatives

As the Boston Celtics approach the All-Star break, it’s hard to determine exactly what to make of this team. As of this blog, Boston stands at 29-22 and is tied for third place in the Eastern Conference. Considering the trade deadline is also approaching, the Celtics roster could look drastically different in a month than it does now. However, fans have started to love this squad...
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NFL Draft: Top Five Edge Rushers

In the scope for this week’s weekly analysis is the top five edge rushers in the NFL Draft. The draft is loaded with talent at this position and breaking down the top five was a hard task. Nevertheless, let’s get it started with number 1. 1) Joey Bosa (Ohio State) This can be seen as an almost no-brainer. Joey Bosa was the most dominant defender in college football when he...
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Duke Basketball all-time starting five

Who’s in your all-time Duke starting five? On Tuesday night while calling the Timberwolves vs. Clippers game former Duke basketball standout Jay Williams unveiled his. Williams’ five was himself, Kyrie Irving, JJ Redick, Grant Hill, and Christian Laettner. His starting five included some of the most talented players to ever put on the Duke jersey but I think he got it wrong with...
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Philadelphia Flyers: Can Steve Mason be the guy?

Goaltending wins championships in the NHL. The last three teams to win the Stanley Cup have all had franchise goaltenders: the Chicago Blackhawks (Corey Crawford), the Los Angeles Kings (Jonathan Quick), and the Boston Bruins (Tuukka Rask). These goalies have all been called upon to make the big save when the game is on the line, and to be consistent in their play. And for the most...
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North Carolina’s Success in the hands of Marcus Paige

23.5 percent. That is the current three point percentage of no. 2 North Carolina in conference play. Coming into the season, all questions pointed to the outside shooting ability of the Heels, and early on in the season those questions seemed to be answered as 4 guys were shooting near 40% from behind the arc. Since ACC play began though, those numbers have quickly declined....
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Chicago Bulls: How Bobby Portis can help

The Chicago Bulls have not played poorly lately, but they certainly have not played at a high level either. While they have won games against tough competition such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, they still have not been able to make a substantial run that would solidify them as a strong team. They have shown the ability to beat good teams, but they have not been able to do that with...
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The Orlando Magic display signs of life in loss

Another day, another loss, another disappointment. That’s how the Orlando Magic’s season has gone so far. With a record of 21-27, they sit 12th in the Eastern Conference with a team of inexperienced, young, talented players who are having trouble performing. On Wednesday night, the Magic appeared to get their act together against the Oklahoma City Thunder until the final seconds...
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Super Bowl 50 Preview: Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers

Well this is it, the “one for all the marbles”. Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday and it will be between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. Both teams have had two totally different paths to reach this point. The Panthers have arguably been the best team in football all season long and have only lost one game. The Broncos have experienced a different season. The last time...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: What the Los Angeles Clippers victory says about the future

In what could be considered their best win of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves took down the Western Conference powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers 108-102 at the Staples Center in L.A on Wednesday night.  In this victory, the Timberwolves did more than just beat the Clippers.  On February 3, 2016, the Timberwolves sent a message to the NBA.  They showed players, coaches, and...
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Michigan State Football: Spartans in the Super Bowl

On Sunday, the National Football League will crown their 50th Super Bowl Champion, as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. Michigan State alum Bennie Fowler will attempt to help the Broncos win their third Super Bowl title. Fowler will become the 50th Spartan to ever be on a Super Bowl roster, the eighth wide receiver, and only the second ever Spartan to appear as a...
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