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New York Giants: Early impressions from training camp

The New York Giants began training camp a mere four days ago and got off to a shaky start. Several Giants were carted off the field for heat related injuries and Odell Beckham Jr. is nursing a sore hamstring on the sidelines. This wasn’t the picture most of us were envisioning for the first week of camp but many Giants are rising to the occasion. Lets dive into Odell Beckham Jr...
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Clemson Football: The Dabo Swinney era

The Clemson football program has had some truly remarkable head coaches in its existence. The man behind the Heisman Trophy, John Heisman, spent four years of his early career coaching the Clemson Tigers in which they won 3 conference championships. College Football Hall of Famer Frank Howard coached multiple Clemson sports and was the head football coach for 30 years. He contributed...
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Indianapolis Colts: Early impressions from training camp

The Indianapolis Colts have begun training camp with players reporting on July 23rd and the first practice beginning the following day. While there isn’t much to be excited about after the first day of practice, there is reason for optimism after what has been shown the first day. {Indianapolis Colts: Three most intriguing position battles} Good impressions: Reggie Wayne is back...
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New York Mets trade rumors: will Sandy Alderson pull the trigger?

With the trade deadline right around the corner, trade speculation and rumors are reaching their peak. It is no different with the New York Mets. I have thrown out some names of players who could be traded over the last few weeks. The only question remaining is will Sandy Alderson pull the trigger. Over his time with the Mets, Alderson has proven to be very deliberate in his actions...
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Boston Celtics: End of free agency and beginning of an era

With the Evan Turner signing and the Boston Celtics lacking cap space, the Celtics are most likely done constructing their roster. Barring any trades, and we can forget about Kevin Love, the roster the C’s have now is the one they will have when the season opens. With that said, let’s take a look and the best and worst case scenarios this roster can produce for the upcoming season...
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What are the Cavs “waiting” on?

If the Cleveland Cavaliers really want Kevin Love, all they have to do is to be willing to relinquish another talented player over to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In comes Dion Waiters, who could be the untouched solution to the equation. Dion Waiters could be a key trade piece in the Cavs’ proposal for Kevin Love. Waiters averaged 15.9 points to go along with 3.0 assists a game...
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Pittsburgh Penguins next ones: Kasperi Kapanen

Welcome back to Next Ones, an ongoing series examine each one of the Penguins top prospects.  This week’s edition is all about the pens 2014 first-round draft pick, Kasperi Kapanen. Kasperi Kapanen Birthday: July 23rd, 1996 (18)  Birthplace – Kuipio, Finland Hight – 6’0   Weight- 18o lbs   Position: (LW/RW)  Shoots: Right  2013/14 Stats: 47 games, 7 goals, 7 assists...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: No worries for Roethlisberger’s contract

According to the Pittsburgh Steelers official site, the team will not dive into quarterback Ben Roethlisberger‘s contract situation until 2015. The Steelers report to training camp today and very few talks of contracts has occurred in the meantime. There shouldn’t be concern, not over Roethlisberger’s contract at least. Rest easy Steelers’ Nation, Roethlisberger’s contract...
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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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