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MLS 2014 regular season review: Top 10 defenders

It is well-known that the MLS is one of the weakest leagues in the world when it comes to defending. The defenders’ lack the awareness, positional skills and technical abilities to compete with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Jérôme Boateng, etc. They are just not that good. For the aforementioned reasons, the league has been bombarded with insults and humorous taunts from rhapsodic...
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Denver Nuggets: Four burning questions for the 2014-15 season

The countdown until the 2014-15 NBA season has officially gone under a week, and the sound of squeaky shoes as a man blows by his defender is oh-so close. The Denver Nuggets begin their season at the Pepsi Center against the Detroit Pistons on October 29th. The Nuggets are predicted by most experts and GMs to remain in the worst place an organization can be in the NBA, in purgatory...
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Staff Predictions: Michigan vs Michigan State

Michigan and Michigan State will clash on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30 and the game will be televised on ABC. We have polled our Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans writers for their predictions on the outcome of the game. You can find them below along with a few guest picks. The results are overwhelming (13-1) that the Spartans...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Hagyard-Fayette Stakes at Keeneland; BC Works

We are now exactly one week away from the 2014 Breeders Cup Championships and the excitement is really starting to build. That being said, as a programming note, I will have Friday’s Breeders Cup races posted on Thursday morning and Saturday’s races posted on Friday morning. As far as this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be looking at the 2014 Hagyard Fayette...
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Updated Red Alert: A New Nasty Boy on the Phillies?

If a competition develops in Clearwater for the final rotation spot on the Philadelphia Phillies, what would happen with a toss-up between Jerome Williams and Miguel Gonzalez? Will Gonzalez be a starter or the next feared member of the relief corps? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll...
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Chicago Bears: is Marc Trestman on the hot seat?

The Chicago Bears suffered another loss at Soldier field, a place in which they haven’t won a game all year. The offense struggled once again and continues to play at a inconsistent level. So as Chicago sits at a 3-4 record, is it fair to question the safety of Marc Trestman’s job? Maybe not yet, but the seat is getting hotter for Trestman and his staff. General manager Phil...
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Michigan Basketball: A winning culture

Is it more important to have talent to win basketball games or does having a strong culture and team atmosphere lead to the Final Four? When looking at a team such as Kentucky, they clearly believe in the first line of thinking. UK is known for stockpiling talent. They earned the #1 rating from Rivals for the past five years (for 2009-13) in terms of incoming talent. They are the...
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Chicago Cubs’ prospect profile: Kyle Schwarber

The Cub’s best prospect is Kris Bryant, right? Maybe not. With their first pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft, the Chicago Cubs selected Kyle Schwarber 4th overall. Schwarber, out of the University of Indiana, is a catching prospect that the Cubs seemed to draft earlier than his projected value. At the time, it seemed that the Cubs were going to take a top-tier pitcher to complement...
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Oregon football: Climbing back up

Things were so great. The Ducks were 4-0 and sitting pretty at the number 2 spot in the AP Poll, just behind another undefeated team in Florida State. Many expected it to stay as such through the regular season and many predicted this year’s National Championship to be a clash of the two best quarterbacks in college football, in Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. The Ducks were...
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Penn State Football: 5 Keys To Upsetting Ohio State

James Franklin knew heading into the season that his Penn State team would face perhaps its biggest challenge on October 25th when the Ohio State Buckeyes came to town. After four-straight wins to start the season, his Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) have dropped back-to-back games to Northwestern at home and on the road at Michigan. But with bye weeks sandwiching the Michigan...
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Michigan vs Michigan State Football Trailer 2014 ᴴᴰ

Michigan week. If you are a Michigan State sports fan, you are very active in these short 7 days. Its a time where everyone in Michigan chooses a side, and fans become very active in talking smack to the other team. Twitter fights, real fights, vandalism. Quite the beautiful time really. If for some reason you aren’t completely hyped up in the heat of all this behavior, I may...
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Iowa football: Mid season report card

The Iowa defense has been carried by the defensive line so far this season. Ok, so it’s a little past the middle of the season, but I can still give out grades. I’m probably going to be a little harsh because that loss to Maryland is still leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I’m separating the team in their respected positions and will go from the best grades to the worst. Let’s...
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Detroit Lions: Three keys to beating the Falcons in week eight

Set those alarms early, because football begins at 9:30 a.m. ET this Sunday when the Detroit Lions (5-2) and Atlanta Falcons (2-5) kickoff from London’s Wembley Stadium. This matchup will be the second of three NFL games held in London this season. In this edition of the NFL’s International Series, which began in 2007, the Falcons are looking to end a four-game losing streak...
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Green Bay Packers: Five keys to defeating the Saints in week eight

Aaron Rodgers Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers (5-2) look to extend their four game winning streak against the New Orleans Saints (2-4) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  This NFC contest will be nationally televised on NBC, with kickoff at 7:30 CT.  The Packers enter this game after delivering a 38-17 beat down to the Carolina Panthers.  The Saints come into this...
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Notre Dame football: Bye week news and notes

After a stunning and controversial loss last week, Notre Dame football will get to take the week off to assess the rest of the season. The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time, because I am sure Notre Dame nation was on an emotional rollercoaster last Saturday night. Although Notre Dame lost last week, the College Football world has been raving about the way the Irish dominated...
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Oregon Football: Cal preview + prediction

One game at a time. Cliché yes, but it almost always proves to be true. With the Oregon football team traveling to Levi’s Stadium to face the California Golden Bears, the mantra of one game at a time is as crucial as ever. With Stanford only two weeks away, it’s almost impossible not to look ahead a little bit, considering Stanford has beaten Oregon the last two years. But the...
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Michigan State football: Michigan game still matters

It’s another Tuesday morning in the fall of East Lansing as Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio makes his way to the media center at the north end zone of Spartan Stadium. With a smile, Dantonio takes a seat in front of dozens of media members where he’s about to be hit with questions for the better part of next 35 minutes. “Here we are again, huh?” he says,...
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Boston Bruins: Three reasons for their better play

Through the first eight games of the season the Boston Bruins have been the definition of inconsistent.   In the team’s first four games they scored just four goals and had only one win.  Their last four games however have been a different story, as the Bruins have scored 15 goals and have three wins.  The team’s recent success is coming at an important time, as seven out...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Five keys to defeating the Cardinals in week eight

Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (5-1) October 26, 4:05 PM, FOX University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ The Philadelphia Eagles travel west to add a little green to the desert and play the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have felt like a 5th member of the NFC East to the Eagles, as the two teams have played each other in each of the last 3 seasons. Before looking...
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Top 5 current NBA coaches

The NBA season is less than a week away, and we are starting to notice a few trends.  Certain teams are struggling (looking at you Clippers and Thunder), certain players are playing well (Klay Thompson and Boogie Cousins), and some things remain the same (LeBron dominating). I, however, do not put too much stock into preseason games.  They are a chance for younger guys to get quality...
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isportsweb radio: Washington QBS, NBA Talk, NFL Power Rankings, and Upset of the Week

On this episode of isportsweb radio, host Ryan Dunne opens the show talking about the quarterback situation in Washington. Then, Terrance Dixon calls in to preview the NBA season and who are the favorites and who are the sleepers. Next, Ryan updates his power rankings in the NFL with the top five teams in the game. Finally, Ryan closes the show with his upset of the week.   Check...
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New England Patriots: Revis absence was disservice to team

Earlier this week, the New England Patriots star cornerback, Darrelle Revis, was late to practice, and consequently was sent home. It has been the Patriots policy to send their players home for being late, no matter who the player is. Back in 2007, Randy Moss (among others) was sent home after showing up late. If Moss was sent home, it should come as no surprise that Bill Belichick...
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Atlanta Falcons: Offensive line goes from bad to worse

Going into week 1 of the season with their matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the Atlanta Falcons starting offensive line was as follows: LT Sam Baker, LG Justin Blalock, C Joe Hawley, RG Jon Asamoah, and rookie 1st round pick Jake Matthews at right tackle. Mike Johnson, Peter Konz, and Lamar Holmes, all formidable linemen, added to the rotation that made up what was supposed...
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Indianapolis Colts: Three ways to beat the Steelers in week eight

The Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) will host the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 4:25 EST and coverage can be seen on CBS Sports. The Colts are coming of a huge 27-0 shutout over the Cincinnati Bengals last week and are 2-0 against the AFC North this season. As for the Steelers, they are coming over a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday...
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New England Patriots: four keys against the Bears

The New England Patriots (5-2) look to continue their winning streak in week 8 against the Chicago Bears (3-4). The game is at 1:00 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium and will be aired on FOX. The next six games for the Patriots will determine what caliber team this really is. Starting with the Bears lethal passing attack, the Patriots then move on to play Peyton Manning and the Broncos...
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