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Seattle Seahawks: Early impressions from training camp

Today is the first practice of training camp for the Seattle Seahawks, but several new developments have arisen before the defending Super Bowl champions have even put pads on. First, wide receiver Sidney Rice has retired due to his history of injuries. Football fans are now getting used to players retiring a bit early to save themselves from more recurring injuries like concussions...
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Chelsea FC: Cech or Courtois?

Jose Mourinho faces a dilemma that most managers don’t experience.  Chelsea FC employs two of the best goalkeepers in the world in Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois, but neither will be satisfied sitting on the bench.  Who should start in goal for the Blues?  The 32-year-old Cech has won a plethora of trophies in his ten-year Chelsea career, but the 22-year-old Courtois has the...
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Fantasy Football: NFC West breakdowns, Part Two

With the fantasy football draft season right around the corner, I’ve decided to do a breakdown on the fantasy-relevant players on every team, division by division. You can check out the previous columns here: NFC East                          AFC East NFC South                      AFC South NFC North                     AFC North NFC West –...
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Grading the Golden State Warriors’ free agency performance

Thanks to a couple of new additions by way of the free agency pool, the Golden State Warriors cranked up the volume on both sides of the floor this off-season. Brandon Rush is a Warrior again. Will he be a spark plug for the squad? On July 11th, the Warriors snagged free agent Shaun Livingston. Livingston and the Warriors came to terms on a 3-year, $16 million deal. Livingston is...
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Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Will Ben Cherington pull the trigger?

With the Boston Red Sox hot streak coming to an end these past three games, GM Ben Cherington must decide what direction he wants to take with the team. Hopes were held high with the winning streak after the break, but after their 14 run performance on Monday, their offense has dwindled and the winning has come to a halt. Now nine games back in the division and 6.5 games out of the...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park; 2014 Jim Dandy Stakes

Another enormous weekend on tap (no pun intended) this weekend as I counted 39 stakes races being run around the country. Like usual, I’ll be touching on the major ones but we’ll taking closer looks at both the 2014 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, which will feature 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, and the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park which will feature...
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UFC: Nick Diaz is back

Nick Diaz staring down his opponent Carlos Condit at UFC 143 I am an admitted Nick Diaz fan so when he decided to call it quits in 2013, a little piece of me died inside. I realized that I may no longer see someone get flipped the bird in the middle of a stare down. I was no longer going to get five-minute tirades that I can decipher later like crossword puzzles. There would be no...
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Iowa football: Ferentz’s four year cycle

Now that the recruiting attrition has ended, Kirk Ferentz looks to begin his four year cycle once again. In this multi-part series of articles, I will discuss the effects of Kirk Ferentz to Iowa football. I will talk about the good and the bad of  Ferentz. I also will talk about the future of Iowa with Ferentz at the helm and if Iowa is better or worse with him as the coach in...
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Seattle Mariners add Kendrys Morales

For the first time in a handful of years the Seattle Mariners are “buyers” rather than “sellers” at the trade deadline. Thanks to their league leading 3.11 ERA, the Mariners are firmly entrench in the AL Wild Card race. Not surprisingly, given their roster, the Mariners continue to be one of the worst offensive teams in baseball. Given their, at times, lifeless offense it...
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Miami Heat: free agents worth pursuing

When superstar forward LeBron James decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, many NBA fans began to doubt the future of the Miami Heat organization. However, since the departure of King James, the organization has began to “heat up” despite what many thought would be a lost franchise in the years to come. Acquiring notable free agents to rebuild around superstars Dwyane...
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Colorado Avalanche finally sign Ryan O’Reilly

The Colorado Avalanche were finally able to lock up their man, and not a moment too soon. Colorado Avalanche front office personnel Joe Sakic, Greg Sherman and Patrick Roy were ready to head into arbitration with their forward, Ryan O’Reilly, where the next contract for him would be decided. It was then that the two sides finally decided that they could come to an agreement without...
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UFC 178: Out Gustafsson in Cormier

Undefeated Daniel Cormier (left) and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones(right) And just when you thought you were going to see the biggest rematch in the UFC this year, the MMA gods had bigger plans in store for you. They laughed at your wanting and wishing, they scoffed at your feeling of entitlement and they crushed your dreams of an encore. But don’t worry my fans and friends...
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Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Ian Kennedy versus A.J. Burnett

Ian Kennedy (Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America)Rumors are swirling of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ interest in both Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres and A.J. Burnett of the Philadelphia Phillies. While Burnett has a history with the Pirates, he may not be the best fit for them. Despite his former teammates pushing for the 37-year-old veterans return, how much...
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Detroit Pistons: What’s going on with Greg Monroe?

The Detroit Pistons still haven’t gotten anywhere with restricted free agent Greg Monroe. The free agency period has been going for 24 days now, and all has been relatively quiet on the Monroe front. We don’t know much about what Monroe’s been up to this offseason. But we do know that he has yet to execute any of the three options at his disposal: sign another team’s offer...
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Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Emilio Bonifacio edition

One of the most prized players in baseball is one that can be a super utility guy. A guy that can play anywhere on the diamond and allows teams the luxury of carrying extra pitchers. One of the best utility guys in baseball is Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago Cubs. Emilio Bonifacio Coming into the season the Cubs signed Bonifacio to a one-year $2.5 million contract. He was invited...
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Seattle Mariners land Kendrys Morales again

The Seattle Mariners have stumbled out of the gates following the All-Star Break.  They had a tough series against the Angels, losing two of three dropping games in the sixteenth and ninth innings, and followed it up losing two of three to the Mets.  Their wild card lead has evaporated as they now sit in a dead-heat tie with Toronto and the New York Yankees.  It wasn’t that...
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Manchester United: 5 takeaways from win against LA Galaxy

Manchester United’s tour of America is underway after they beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in their first friendly.  Louis van Gaal’s side decimated the four-time MLS Cup winners and showed several reasons to be optimistic for the upcoming season.  Obviously it is their first friendly, and against weaker opposition than they will face in the Premiership, but the performance was great and...
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Boston Red Sox sit Brock Holt for first time since May

On Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox sat Brock Holt for the first time since May 15th. Holt had just snapped a seven game hit streak the night before and with Shane Victorino back on the team, Holt isn’t going to be a guarantee in the lineup every night. Holt usually takes everybody else’s days off, filling in where he is needed, so it makes sense he played in so many games...
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Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon, Manziel and training camp

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in an unfamiliar place heading into training camp, the limelight.  Camp doesn’t even start until Saturday July 26th, but the team has been under media scrutiny all summer.  Josh Gordon faces a looming suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.  Johnny Manziel has faced criticism for having “too much” fun, and the...
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Atlanta Falcons ink Roddy White to 4-year deal

The Atlanta Falcons have utilized the skills of wide receiver Roddy White  since his rookie season in 2005 and are looking to continue this pattern of play, signing the thirty-two-year-old to a four-year contract extension on Thursday that runs through the 2018 campaign. White is prepared to be a playmaker for Atlanta for years to come White’s new deal, which is worth $30 million...
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Vancouver Whitecaps: Jay DeMerit hangs up his boots

Jay Demerit, 6. Vancouver Whitecaps captain and first-ever MLS signing Jay DeMerit announced his retirement from professional soccer on Thursday. The 34-year-old hasn’t been heavily involved in the last two seasons because of multiple injuries and he finally decided that it was time for him to walk away from the game. In his letter to Vancouver fans, DeMerit wrote, “Six weeks...
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Biggest hole to fill for Michigan State Basketball: Harris, Payne or Appling?

The 2013-14 season didn’t end in the storybook way that so many people expected it to for the Michigan State Basketball team. It’s impossible to tell whether the jinx from President Obama or Shabazz Napier had more to do with it, but either way the Spartans failed to reach the Final Four in what turned out to be the last season for Gary Harris, Keith Appling and Adreian Payne...
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MLS Transfer: Frank Lampard joins David Villa in New York

Frank Lampard Weeks after signing David Villa, New York City FC announced the acquisition of England and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard on a free transfer. The move that was highly-anticipated was finalized when the 36-year-old signed a two year contract. “I am really excited about joining New York City FC and helping to play a real part in building something special in one of the...
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Gonzaga Basketball: Expectations for 2014-15 season

There are a lot of high hopes for Gonzaga basketball this coming season. It is one of the first seasons in some time where Gonzaga has had a really impressive recruiting class, and a challenging schedule where all of the players can show their skills. All Zag fans should start getting ready for the season, because this could be the best one the Zags have ever had. Players Who...
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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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