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Fact or Fiction: Brandon Magee to join Boston Red Sox?

With spring training well underway for the Boston Red Sox, there might be a new addition to the roster. Ex-NFL linebacker, Brandon Magee, is said to join the Red Sox at Fort Myers, Florida for practice. After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday morning, Magee decided to continue his athletic career by turning to his second passion, baseball. He is schedule to...
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Toronto Raptors limping into the playoffs

DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry The second half of the season has been nothing short of a disaster for the Toronto Raptors.  Their star point guard, Kyle Lowry, has been battling injury after injury, and is currently out again, this time with back spasms.  They’re losing games to lesser opponents.  They’ve gone from a title contender to Shaqtin’ a Fool champions. The Toronto...
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UFC: Just another storyline for the WWE

Brock Lesnar on Tuesday night’s SportCenter went on air and confirmed that he was going to stay in the WWE and forgo any return to the UFC.  Many UFC fans were awaiting Brock’s return because, while many knew he couldn’t compete with the elites, there were going to be a lot of fun fights for him.  However, nobody wanted him back more then UFC. President Dana White. With...
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Arsenal FC: Title Races Continues

Arsenal have only 8 games remaining on their 2014/2015 Premier league season, and a semi-final playoff left with Reading for this year’s FA Cup. While there remains a commendable amount of hope for a last minute title push this season, Laurent Koscielny saluting the emirates it ultimately remains unlikely. Sticking true to his nature, Arsene Wenger spoke to reporters about the...
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Uconn Basketball: Three key returning players

Uconn basketball’s season came to a disappointing end last week at the hands of Arizona State in the NIT. A far cry from the 32-8, national championship winning campaign of 2013-14, the Huskies will undoubtedly look to improve on this year’s 20-15 record. There are several returning players that will be key to Uconn’s push to return to a national championship contender. Those...
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Aspiring Athletes – A Quick Pep Talk

Spring is here and our motivation is high. Our endorphins are going, coupled with warm weather that finally has revealed itself. How do we celebrate? We workout. We set pretty respectable fitness challenges for ourselves and have certain events we want to check off our bucket list before Fall hits. However, we can’t help but feeling we’re a little behind in the game. There is...
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Michigan State Basketball: Oklahoma Preview

Travis Trice scored a game-high 23 points in the Spartans’ round of 32 game against Virginia. He did it again. Tom Izzo worked his march magic and took a team of what was supposed to be all role players – a team that had been struggling to win the “big one” all throughout the year – and exceeded expectations by advancing to the Sweet 16. For those who follow college...
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Sweet 16 Preview: Beware the Iz of March

Can the Wildcats avoid a wild tourney? Only time will tell, but for now let’s play historian and see if history will repeat itself.The 1st week of March Madness is over and the preverbal favorite, Kentucky, still stands. Before the tournament begin many were picking Kentucky over the rest of the field. Now that the field has been narrowed down, it seems only relevant to look at...
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Michigan State Football: ESPN’s Haney is trolling Spartan fans (and here’s why)

This week, ESPN college football “insider” Travis Haney put out a couple of pieces where he put together lists of the best coaching values in college football and the most overpaid coaches. To the surprise of many, including myself, Haney included Mark Dantonio on his list of overpaid coaches. This isn’t the first time Haney has drawn the ire of Michigan State fans. He previously...
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John Wall and the Washington Wizards are in huge trouble

John Wall The Washington Wizard’s loss against the league leading Golden State Warriors exposed the many problems the Wizards face with the playoffs approaching.  Losing by more than 30 points will usually do that to a team. The offensive woes continue for Randy Wittman’s team even after he publicly called out his team to focus on getting stops and not worry about who was taking...
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Sixteen Sweet Sixers Prospects to Watch

With the second weekend of NCAA tournament games upon us, casual observers of college basketball have another few rounds of Madness to look forward to. For fans of the Philadelphia 76ers, these sets of games offer a unique opportunity to salivate over draft prospects the way Sam Hinkie does D’Angelo Russell. The Sixers are all but guaranteed two first round picks, and could...
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Why it’s far too early for the Oakland Raiders to replace Derek Carr

Monday, ESPN writer John McTigue wrote a piece for ESPN insider in which he argued that the Oakland Raiders should move on from second year quarterback Derek Carr, and replace him with Marcus Mariota as their fourth overall pick in this year’s draft. McTigue used multiple statistics to support his claim that Derek Carr is not the quarterback of the future. On the surface Carr’s...
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Has Georgia Tech Football turned the corner?

The last time the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won eleven games in 2009 they followed that up with a rather unremarkable season and a trip to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport.  So the question becomes: how will 2015 be any different this time around?  Obviously the answer to that dilemma requires that first the team will have to play out the season in order to determine whether...
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Detroit Tigers: Gazing into the crystal ball of 2015

I go out on a limb here and make some hopeful assumptions and educated guesses about what 2015 holds in store for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have a sense of urgency to win and General Manager David Dombrowski has gone all in, stressing a “win now” atmosphere with his acquisitions this winter. The facts of the matter are Owner Mike Illitch will turn 86 in July and desperately...
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Oakland A’s: How big of a fan are you?

With Opening Day of the 2015 season less than two weeks away, it is time for loyal fans to get their facts and information in line. However, many fans tend to lose sight of and forget about their favorite teams origin and all the great legends that played in years past. If you consider yourself to be a true Oakland A’s fan, you will not  be afraid to take this trivia quiz, as...
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Houston Astros: Four big, bold predictions for 2015

With opening day just around the corner, I have some bold predictions for the 2015 Houston Astros. The team’s front office was very active this offseason and they made some moves that can change the Astros recent history. I have four big. bold predictions that I try to explain, and some small bold predictions. 1. This offense will hit at least 250 home runs With the power on...
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Texas Rangers send down top prospects

The Texas Rangers have optioned their top prospects back to the minors. Joey Gallo, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Tomas Telis, and Jorge Alfaro will all start the season back in the minors. Gonzalez and Telis will be in Triple-A and Alfaro will be in Double-A. There has been no announcement as to where Gallo will start the season. Gallo was 8-32 with two home runs, six RBIs, four walks, and...
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Ottawa Senators: Embracing a New Challenge

The Ottawa Senators have accomplished something that, just one month ago, many thought was impossible. The Senators are sitting in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. If the season ended today, the Senators would play the Montreal Canadiéns in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But, the season does not end today. The season ends April 11th for...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Mock Draft 1.0- If they fall

This is part one of my Philadelphia Eagles mock draft series, that will lead up to the 2015 NFL Draft, starting in late April. This mock will focus on the ideal fits and has the right players taking a slide to the Eagles position in each round, or at least within striking distance. This means that each player selected is projected to be picked slightly ahead of where the Eagles stand...
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Ohio State Football: Did Braxton Miller commit a violation?

With the success of The Ohio State University football program usually comes another thing: Controversy. It seems that the general public is just waiting for the Buckeyes to stumble and commit another NCAA violation. A media report that was released this morning cited a picture posted on Braxton Miller’s Instagram regarding himself posing as a distributor for a product called Advocare...
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SI predicts Indians title, 'cover jinx' feared

People are starting to believe in the Cleveland Indians, and it’s not just Tribe fans anymore. On Tuesday, Sports Illustrated tweeted a photo of a cover for their upcoming 2015 MLB preview issue. The cover featured Indians stars Michael Brantley and a smiling Corey Kluber, something that has become a rarity to see. Underneath the “Wait till this year” headline, the cover also...
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The Brooklyn Nets playoff hopes are fading

Last week the Brooklyn Nets found themselves taking a dip in the standings after being losers in five straight games. Prior to Monday’s 110-91 loss to the Boston Celtics, the Nets were winners of four of their previous five games. It’s this type of inconsistency that has caused Brooklyn to drop from seventh in the standings, where they were for a large part of the season...
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What should the Vikings do about the Taylor Mays and Casey Matthews offer?

The Minnesota Vikings are beginning to fill in the missing pieces of their roster as we move further into the 2015 off-season. Casey Matthews (middle linebacker), and Taylor Mays (free safety) have recently signed with the Vikings, both hoping to add more depth and experience to the Vikings’ defense. Matthews and Mays, however, offer more than just depth in the Vikings’ situation...
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Indiana Basketball: Post-season thoughts; what’s next for IU?

When I first found out that Indiana basketball had made the NCAA tournament I was ecstatic. My thoughts went straight to the Maryland game back in January and how maybe, just maybe, this team that was so strong early in the season would emerge again and by some stretch of the imagination they would make a run when it really mattered. Now, I’m just glad it’s all over. With a 81...
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Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout primed for MVP

Trout is the reigning 2014 A.L. MVP. The Los Angeles Angel’s reigning MVP, Mike Trout, is picking up right where he left off. With only thirteen days until opening day, Trout is leading the majors in most offensive categories. He is getting a hit in just about 50% of his at bats with a batting average of .462. Behind him is Jose Abreu with a .459 average. Abreu had an amazing...
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