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Tennessee Football: Could Pig Howard lose his job?

A year ago Alton “Pig” Howard led the Vols in receiving. He finished off the 2013 season with 44 receptions, 388 yards and three touchdowns. However, in 2014 he may have a limited role in the Vols’ offense. Butch Jones and staff brought in an impressive recruiting class for the 2014 season, including junior college transfer Von Pearson, and in-state five star commitment Josh...
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Tennessee Football: Previewing the secondary

A year ago the Vols secondary was responsible for 14 interceptions, four of which were returned for touchdowns, and finished 58th in NCAA pass efficiency defense. Luckily for Tennessee football in 2014, unlike the defensive line, they won’t have to replace a single starter for this season. That’s not to say they won’t want to, though. Butch Jones and his staff brought in an...
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Detroit Lions: Three reasons why Jim Caldwell will succeed

As we head into training camp all eyes are going to be on the players. Questions will be raised from the depth of the tight ends, to the quarterback solidarity, all the way through to the Detroit Lions strength in the secondary. But these perceivable answers will be the result of the real question needing to be addressed during the first few weeks of training camp: how will Jim Caldwell...
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Minnesota Vikings: Early impressions from training camp

Training camp is a very important part of every NFL team’s off season. It’s the first time the teams are allowed to practice in pads, and this is where the real evaluations of each team can occur. The Minnesota Vikings’ training camp begins on Friday July 25th, with players reporting on Thursday. According to vikings.com, the Vikings have spent 44 years in Mankato for their...
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Does Soria deal mean the Detroit Tigers are done?

We waited, and Dave Dombrowski delivered. We questioned, and Double D answered. We wanted, he got. Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski pulled the trigger on yet another trade deadline deal on Thursday, dealing two pitching prospects for Texas Rangers closer Joakim Soria. The move comes as a result of a bullpen that has struggled mightily, boasting a scary 4.37 ERA. Throw...
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New York Giants: Start of training camp

Chris Snee The New York Giants are off to an interesting start with training camp. A career has ended and they have already faced injury two days in. Let’s hope the rest of camp goes a little smoother, or we’ll be in for a rough couple of weeks. On Monday, Chris Snee’s ten years in the NFL came to an end, an end most people saw coming except for Snee. He broke the news to the...
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Oregon Football: Why Mark Helfrich is the right man for the job

The University of Oregon football program has a specific way of doing things. From their offensive scheme to how the hire their coaches, they do it the Oregon way. After long-time and well beloved coach Mike Bellotti left after the 2008 season, Duck fans we’re unsure what the university would do to replace him. Like many members of the Oregon coaching staff, Bellotti had been at...
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Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Justin Ruggiano edition

Chicago Cubs With the trade deadline being a week away, we may finally get to see some movement among players and teams. Among the players that could possibly be moved, Justin Ruggiano of the Chicago Cubs is a name that has been discussed. According to Bruce Levine of 670 the Score in Chicago, the Kansas City Royals have shown strong interest in Ruggiano. Ruggiano is a 32 year old...
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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: William Nylander

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason has not produced glamorous free agent signings or blockbuster trades. The roster as it stands today is what will be on the ice against the Montreal Canadians on October 8th. Not much different from last year’s roster and the minor changes to this year’s club gives nothing of optimism for the upcoming season. The optimism lies in this...
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New Orleans Saints: Why to watch Corey White during training camp

The New Orleans Saints have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL as training camp approaches. Surely many eyes will be on prized free agent Jairus Byrd and first rounder Brandin Cooks, as well as established stars like Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. However, besides the well-known commodities Saints fans should look out for 3rd year cornerback Corey White. Drafted in the 5th...
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South Carolina Football: What Steve Spurrier has brought to USC

South Carolina Football has turned into one of the most successful programs in the nation in the last four years, and it all started with one person.  Steve Spurrier was introduced as South Carolina’s head coach on November 23rd, 2004 and began to steer the program in the right direction. The journey to becoming an elite team was not easy for Spurrier and his Gamecocks.  Many...
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Seattle Seahawks: Sidney Rice Retires

The Seattle Seahawks announced wide receiver Sidney Rice is retiring due to his history of concussions. WR Sidney Rice has announced his retirement from the @nfl. READ: [http://t.co/krW8Ixv50F] pic.twitter.com/nOyea590cQ — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) July 23, 2014 Rice has dealt with a fair share of injuries during his seven year NFL career. Along with concussions, he has suffered...
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VCU Basketball: Expectations for the 2014-15 season

VCU’s loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season left fans with a bad taste in their mouth. Expectations for the 2014-15 season, within the A-10, may be a little more on VCU’s side this time. The A-10 was stacked last season with many talented teams which made in-conference games all the more important. Six A-10 teams made it to the NCAA Tournament with 5 of those...
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Detroit Lions: Position battles to watch

Tate The Detroit Lions start training camp on July 28 and there are a few positions battles to keep an eye on. Detroit’s offense will largely feature the same cast as last season, with the additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. The defensive side of the ball is where most of the question marks remain heading into training camp. The roster is 90-men strong right now, and that...
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MLS: Week 20 talking points

Obafemi Martins The 20th week of the 2014 MLS season kicks off on Wednesday with multiple scintillating matchups lined-up. Even though there are four teams who won’t be in action this week; there are still eight mouth-watering matches that’ll certainly keep the league’s supporters occupied. Multiple MLS sides will be in action twice this. Columbus Crew take on Crystal Palace...
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Chicago Blackhawks prospect profile: Teuvo Teravainen

Photo by Will Lisak The 19-year-old phenom Teuvo Teravainen (Tay-vo Tara-vine-in) looks to be the next rising star for the Chicago Blackhawks, but what does he bring to the table? Teravainen was drafted 18th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2012 entry draft. The Finnish phenom slipped to the Blackhawks and is looking to be the long-term second line center for the Hawks....
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New York Yankees: Chase Headley’s debut

Welcome to the Bronx, Chase Headley! A game-winning single and a Gataorade bath marked Headley’s debut on the New York Yankees. It must have been a whirlwind of a day for the newly acquired Yankee. Early Tuesday afternoon, Headley was traded to the Yankees from the San Diego Padres. He was at Wrigley Field with the Padres when the Yankees’ wasted no time in getting him to the...
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UFC 178: So far so good

On the heels of what may have been one of the most memorable fight cards in UFC, scratch that, MMA history, the biggest fight organization in the world has decided to follow that up by stacking the UFC 178 fight card with big rematches, bigger comebacks and bad blood. Though UFC 178 is still a couple months away on September 27, it is already turning out to be a card with many intriguing...
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San Francisco Giants’ trade rumors: Jimmy Rollins edition

With the recent signing of Dan Uggla and the return of Marco Scutaro, the San Francisco Giants may have addressed their deficiency at second base but the struggles of shortstop Brandon Crawford may make the team look at upgrading the other middle infield position prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Crawford managed to keep his head above water hitting .253 in the first four months...
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Mark Dantonio tweets pictures of Spartan Stadium renovations

The nearly $25 million construction project on the north end of Spartan Stadium has been going on for about a year, and Tuesday Michigan State fans got to see some of the nearly finished product thanks to Mark Dantonio’s twitter account. The project included a total face lift to the north side of the stadium, upgrades to the Spartan’s locker room as well as a new media room....
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Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Antonio Bastardo a potential trade targe

With July coming to a close and several teams still in the playoff hunt, there are several buyers bidding for the same players. A major seller this season appears to be the Philadelphia Phillies, and on Monday 10 scouts, including the Pittsburgh Pirates were in attendance to check out Antonio Bastardo among others. According to John Perrotto from USA Today Sports, the Pirates are...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Predicting leaders in every category

Training camp is right around the corner, literally. The week before business turns serious and these superb athletes go at one another’s necks, let’s have a little fun. Alex Smith is coming off of one of his best years in the league. Smith will look to continue this success in another season with the brilliance of Andy Reid. Look for Smith, who as of now looks like he will carry...
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Michigan Football recruiting update: BBQ at the Big House edition

Michigan Football will begin fall practice in two short weeks. Between now and then, Brady Hoke and his staff will host a major recruiting event that they call the Barbecue at the Big House. This will take place on 27 July and there will be a number of committed and uncommitted recruits on hand. The Wolverines 2015 recruiting class is currently comprised of eight committed players...
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Oakland A’s trade rumors: Nick Franklin edition

The red-hot Oakland A’s are still searching for a second baseman to help them sail into the postseason. The Athletics typical second basemen, Eric Sogard and Nick Punto, are just not cutting it. Sogard is rarely starting these days due to .194 batting average and Punto is not doing much better with only a .209 AVG and 2 home runs. Additionally, Sogard’s strength is his defense...
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Fantasy Baseball: Impact of the Chase Headley trade

On Tuesday, July 22, the San Diego Padres agreed to send third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees in exchange for utility man Yangervis Solarte and minor-league pitcher Rafael De Paula; the Yankees also received $1,000,000 in salary relief. Currently, the New York Yankees sit just three games above .500 at 51-48; however, they are just three and a half games behind the...
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