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Miami Dolphins position preview: Quarterbacks

The Miami Dolphins began training camp early Thursday morning, July 30, at their practice facility in hot Davie, Florida. The day was as bright and sunny as the future seems to look for the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins made some big splashes this offseason with moves they hope will help Miami reach the Super Bowl, an event Miami has not been to since 1985. Who will lead the Dolphins...
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Michigan Football: Game-by-game predictions for 2015

Michigan Football will play the first game of the Jim Harbaugh era on Thursday, Sept. 3 when they face a tough Utah team on the road. The Wolverines will also have to contend with BYU and their Heisman Trophy candidate, Taysom Hill, before they even hit Big Ten play. It promises to be a fun season and nobody knows for sure how it will all shake out, but we gave it our best shot and...
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Houston Texans: Biggest takeaways from training camp Days 1 and 2

Training camp has finally begun and the Houston Texans are back at it again. With a new and improved roster the first couple of days were a bit sloppy, especially the offense, but nonetheless a good day. Both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer are hoping to be the starting QB for the Texans. The battle between the two has been interesting. Here are the biggest takeaways from the first...
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UVA Football: Top 3 breakout performers

Andrew Brown In assessing UVA football and their defense for the 2015 season, it’s hard to overlook the newcomers that will be called on early to contribute. Last season, the Hoos graduated/ lost six starters on defense including all three linebackers. This season, look for Kelvin Rainey, Andrew Brown and Tim Harris to have breakout seasons for a young and talented defensive unit...
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Projecting the 2015-16 Miami Heat starting lineup

This past offseason, Pat Riley showed us why he is one of the greatest executives in the NBA right now. He was able to bring back Dwyane Wade, re-sign Goran Dragić and bring in veterans Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green to strengthen the Miami Heat bench. With these additions, Miami has to be a strong candidate for the Eastern Conference championship. But what will their starting...
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Michigan State Football: Recapping what we learned from Big Ten media days

In this week’s isportsweb Detroit Free Press column, I discuss what I learned from each of the Spartan representatives during my time at the media sessions for the Big Ten in Chicago. Preview the column below and continue reading at the Detroit Free Press by clicking the link. CHICAGO — We are a little over a month away until actual football games, but the media day sessions...
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Michigan State Football: Top five defensive linemen of all-time

The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Like many of the lists that we have put together over the incredibly long off-season, only the college careers of these individuals are going to be considered when ranking them. NFL careers and post-college accolades were NOT included. When making this list, we tried...
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Buffalo Bills position preview: Defensive line

As the Bills work through training camp, and prepare for a highly anticipated 2015 season, there has been added attention on the defensive line. Since head coach Rex Ryan took over for Doug Marrone, he has made it clear that the Bills will have a downright scary defense in 2015. Finishing the 2014 season No.4 in the league, Buffalo’s defense is poised to lead the rankings. Last...
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UCLA Football: Biggest questions heading into Fall camp

Following two consecutive 10-win seasons, the Bruins will attempt to take the next step towards becoming a college football blue-blood. Their improvement under Jim Mora has been remarkable to witness, and there is immense, untouched potential still waiting to be fulfilled. 2015 could harbor the best UCLA team in decades, one with legitimate National Championship aspirations. However...
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Buffalo Bills position preview: Running backs

The Buffalo Bills completed the team’s third day of training camp today. Expectations are on the rise for the 2015 season, as reviews from training camp are overwhelmingly positive. Buffalo’s owners and staff, including head coach Rex Ryan, expressed praise for the squad’s efforts so far. Going into training camp there were several needs to address. Although one of the looming...
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Indianapolis Colts position preview: Running backs

The Indianapolis Colts will most likely have quite a different look at the running back position in 2015. Trent Richardson is out, Ahmad Bradshaw is out and Zurlon Tipton isn’t a lock to make the roster. The only returning player from last year, that wasn’t injured, who has a chance of making the roster is Daniel ‘Boom’ Herron, who took over as the starter towards the end...
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Chicago Cubs: minor trades ensure an active offseason

In regard to the Chicago Cubs mild trade deadline deals, the prevailing view has been that the team dropped the ball on an opportunity to address serious areas of concern for a legitimate playoff run. Many believed, or rather hyped, that with the unexpectedly early turnaround this year, the front office would be eager to make the additions of a contender rather than that of a team...
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Dallas Cowboys: Training camp recap for week one

Training Camp has started across the NFL and as the first week wraps up for the Dallas Cowboys football team, there are a few stories that are headlining right now. We have some injuries, hold outs, fun shenanigans and even scuffles that have gone down, and this is just week one. Here’s the recap of the first week of training camp. Well Cowboys’ fans, the absence of Jeremy Mincey...
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What to expect from Roger Federer this summer?

Roger Federer’s summer campaign on the North American hard courts has been slightly delayed. Federer recently announced that he is withdrawing from the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Is this bad news for Federer? Well, not exactly. He isn’t injured so not playing this tournament is a strategic move on his part. The downside is that he will only have the one warm-up tournament in Cincinnati...
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Detroit Pistons: Should Stanley Johnson start?

The Detroit Pistons took Stanley Johnson with the eighth pick of the 2015 to the tune of some criticism with Justise Winslow still on the board. I myself was a bit surprised. Five weeks have passed and I am already ready to fully admit I was wrong for doubting him. Johnson The Detroit-Johnson relationship has been a rollercoaster of fun so far. A month or so before the draft, all...
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An early look at the St. Louis Blues forward lines for the 2015-2016 season

Since its August and there really isn’t a whole lot going on around the NHL, lets take some time to make predictions about the coming season! For this article I’ll look at potential forward line combinations for the St. Louis Blues. The Blues have had an interesting offseason in making changes to their forward corps. First, they traded away TJ Oshie and got Troy Brouwer, goaltender...
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Cleveland Indians: Proposed approach to fixing the roster

The Cleveland Indians are effectively out of the playoff race in 2015, so, yet again, it’s time to look forward to next year. The Indians have vastly underperformed this season and were mild sellers at the trade deadline, but they are by no means a rebuilding club. They don’t need to blow things up yet, and they are a team that is very capable of competing next season. But there...
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New England Patriots positional review: Quarterbacks

It’s no secret that the division of reps between Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo will be one of the more heavily monitored stories in the New England Patriots training camp. The NFL and NFLPA came to an agreement that it’s in both parties’ best interest to get Brady’s punishment official and wrapped up by the start of the season that way Garoppolo will know exactly what teams...
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Boise State Football: Does Finley starting at qb create a bad example?

With the conclusion of the Mountain West Media Days, one thing that is becoming more clear for the Boise State football team is who will be starting at quarterback when the season starts. Ryan Finley is the front runner for the starting spot according to head coach Bryan Harsin. Remember, Finley was arrested in the offseason for resisting arrest after being caught for drinking underage...
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Baltimore Orioles trade deadline grades

The Baltimore Orioles made a flurry of transactions right before the traded deadline ended on Friday. Their two biggest moves were trades that brought much needed outfield depth to Baltimore. The biggest trade for the Os was acquiring outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for young pitcher Zack Davies. The addition of the veteran Parra fills the giant void...
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Cincinnati Bengals positional preview: Quarterbacks

Currently on Roster: Andy Dalton, AJ McCarron, Josh Johnson, Keith Wenning Projected to Make Roster: Andy Dalton, AJ McCarron The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off of four straight playoff appearances with Andy Dalton as their starting quarterback. If he wants to make it a fifth, he needs to make improvements in his game and limit turnovers. Statistically, he has been an average...
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NASCAR: Kenseth outlasts fuel gamblers, wins at Pocono

It took a series of wild and crazy happenings in the Pocono Mountains on Sunday afternoon, but Matt Kenseth somehow earned his second win of 2015. Kenseth earned his second win of 2015 on Sunday at Pocono The driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota was able to take advantage of Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr. and red-hot Kyle Busch’s fuel misfortunes to find victory lane at the...
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The MLS All Star Game proves the MLS needs to change

The MLS All-Stars defeated the Tottenham Hotspurs of the English Premier League by the score of 2-1 on Wednesday, July 29. Goals coming from Kaka (penalty) and David Villa put the All Stars too far ahead for Harry Kane and the Spurs to recover from. Yet, despite a great victory over a strong European team, the MLS All Stars were said to have beaten a team still in pre-season form...
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Nashville Predators re-sign Colin Wilson

The Nashville Predators have re-signed forward Colin Wilson to a four year, $15.75 million contract. Under the agreement, Wilson will make $3.75 million in the first year of the deal and $4 million for the remaining three years. Wilson, 25, had a breakthrough season last year scoring career highs in goals, 20, and points, 42.In addition, Wilson added five goals in the playoffs in...
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Seattle Mariners: Marte, Montero big part of the future?

There is obviously no salary cap in baseball, but owners do have limits to how much they spend annually. That means the Seattle Mariners, like any other team, need to develop young players as opposed to signing multiple free agents in the winter. Two young players that have a great opportunity to positively impact the team in the immediate future are Jesus Montero and Ketel Marte...
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