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The Last Word Podcast: Big Ten Media Day Report (Day 1)

Mike Sterner joins Tyler Hayward on The Last Word Podcast from Chicago to discuss the sights, sounds, and news from Big Ten Media Day. To listen to The Last Word Podcast and get all of the information you need to know from Media Day, click here. If you have any questions regarding Michigan State athletics, send us an e-mail with your name, city and state to our mailbag at msu@isportsweb...
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Los Angeles Dodgers trade analysis

Today is MLB trade deadline day, which can be a frantic day filled with trades, but most of the league conducted its business early this year, including the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yesterday the Dodgers put the finishing touches on a 13 player trade involving Los Angeles, the Miami Marlins, and the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers acquired pitcher Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse...
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Real Madrid’s interest in David de Gea remains high

David de Gea for Manchester United Despite having signed Kiko Casilla from RCD Espanyol this summer, Real Madrid’s eyes are still fixed on Manchester United’s David de Gea. It had been speculated that Los Blancos had planned to wait until next summer to sign De Gea on a free transfer since his contract with Manchester only has one remaining year. Not only that, but originally...
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Which Indiana Pacers frontcourt player is most poised to break out this season?

To say that the Indiana Pacers will have a new look in 2015-16 is a drastic understatement. Just eight players from last year’s roster are returning this season and one of those is Paul George who appeared in just six games last year and another is Shayne Whittington who logged just 108 minutes (Pacers.com). Paul George, George Hill, and Ian Mahinmi are the only three players left...
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Horse Racing: Superstar American Pharoah returns in the 2015 Haskell Stakes

This weekend’s Horse Racing scheduled is electric while being highlighted by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who makes his return to the races. The superstar colt is a heavy favorite in the 2015 Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday afternoon. Aside from the Haskell, we will also be looking at the 2015 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack in upstate New York on...
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Analysis: Houston Astros acquire Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers

The Houston Astros have acquired Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers from the Milwaukee Brewers for Brett Phillips, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser. The Astros traded away four top prospects, and they received a duel threat outfielder and another starter in return. Gomez adds a consistent bat, speed on the bases, and a gold glove defender. Brett Phillips, 21 years old, is...
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How the Dallas Cowboys have developed a Super Bowl caliber defense

If the Dallas Cowboys want to get over the hump and really compete for a Super Bowl, their defensive questions need to be addressed. The additions of Randy Gregory, Greg Hardy, and Byron Jones are steps in the right direction. Another positive note is that these pieces are being added to a team that ranked 19th in total yards allowed last season. Two seasons ago they were 32nd...
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Steve Longa leads the defense for Rutgers Football

Entering its second year in the Big Ten, Rutgers Football looks to build off a productive 8-5 season in 2014 and attempts to improve its record in the conference after only winning two out of their seven games a season ago. Though other programs in the conference, such as Ohio State and Michigan State, have a higher influx of NFL draft prospects on their rosters compared to the Scarlet...
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Detroit Pistons: The Brandon Jennings saga

Next season for the Detroit Pistons poses a lot of questions as to what kind of team they will develop into going forward.  One of the younger teams in the NBA, the Pistons made a few key acquisitions this offseason and are beginning to look a lot more like a Stan Van Gundy led team than they did a year ago.  However, there is still one major question that the Pistons must answer...
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Washington Nationals trade rumors: Nationals add Papelbon

The Washington Nationals have finally broken the ice as the trade deadline is almost near on July 31. The Nationals went out with the intention to add some bullpen help, as the moves started to unwind this past week the Nationals acquired Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon yesterday to boost their bullpen. Most of you know Papelbon from the 2007 Redsox championship season...
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Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Adam Lind edition

After making a few moves in picking up Aramis Ramirez, Joe Blanton and Joakin Soria, the Pittsburgh Pirates have one glaring hole left to fill. Upgrading at the first base position has been a need for this team since the opening month of the season. Pedro Alvarez now has 16 errors on the season which are the most by a first baseman since Ryan Howard’s 19 in 2008. Although he is...
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Is Julius Randle a star?

Julius Randle The Los Angeles Lakers have been in constant search of a star to replace the declining Kobe Bryant for the past few summers. They have found themselves selecting in the lottery of the NBA Draft the past two summers and have swung out in their pursuit of big-name free agents like Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan just to name a few. Even though...
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Ohio State Football: Bosa among four suspended for season opener

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without Joey Bosa, the reigning Big Ten defensive player of the year, when they open their season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. Hybrid backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson and receiver Cory Smith will also miss the Buckeye’s season opener. The news broke Thursday when Ohio State announced the four were suspended for unspecified violations of athletic...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Tebow is turning heads

Tebow was an icon in Denver Tim Tebow, yes the culprit of Tebow-mania in Denver during the 2011 season, has found new life with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tim may find himself still donning the illustrious midnight green after the mandated, final roster cuts. Tebow worked out for the Eagles and Chip Kelly late last winter, and left without a contract offer from the team. But shortly...
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Washington Redskins: Ryan Kerrigan signs contract extension

The Washington Redskins locked up OLB Ryan Kerrigan through 2020. The 16th overall pick in the 2011 draft was entering a contract year and there had been talks of coming through with a deal before the season started. OLB Ryan Kerrigan The five-year extension is worth $57.5 million with $24.28 million guaranteed, according to a source. Kerrigan also received a $16 million signing...
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UVA Football: The three studs on defense

Quin Blanding It’s too early to predict if the Hoos will surprise us all with an Orange Bowl victory in January. What we do know is the players on the team are ready to take on the most difficult schedule any member on the UVA football team has ever faced. Zachary Blais and I will dissect each position and bring the keys/newcomers that will need to step up this season in spite...
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Who is on the Jacksonville Jaguars Mount Rushmore?

Recently, ESPN’s Mike Dirocco had an article discussing who would be on the Jacksonville Jaguars Mount Rushmore. I always thought it was interesting when NBA writers asked LeBron James and Kobe Bryant who they would consider on their Mount Rushmore of Basketball so I figured I would take a crack at it with the Jaguars. While the Jacksonville Jaguars might still be a young franchise...
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New York Mets: Their most interesting week in years

The New York Mets have been in major headlines over the past ten days, for good, bad, and very bizarre reasons. After the trade for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, it seemed like the Mets were done making trades and were ready to push for an NL East title. That is, until a day later when the Mets were once again in the trade rumors. They were rumored to acquire Tyler Clippard from...
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Baltimore Orioles: Upton or Cespedes To Don The Orange?

Justin Upton- San Diego Padres LFYoenis Cespedes- Detroit Tigers LF As we tick closer to tomorrow’s MLB trade deadline, the Baltimore Orioles have risen among the teams looking to pursue a dominant hitter in the market. Some of the names linked with the team include Justin Upton and Yoenis Cespedes. Several days back, the Orioles were rumored to have neared an agreement to acquire...
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Michigan State Football: Spartans 2015 Depth Chart

After nearly seven full months without playing a football game — the Spring Game notwithstanding — MSU gets it’s first taste of upcoming football in quite sometime. Before the beginning of Big Ten Media day on July 30th, the Michigan State Spartans released their preseason depth chart. After an offseason highlighted by landing 20+ recruits for the 2016 class, and low lighted...
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UFC 190: The Four Horsewomen Killer?

UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Saturday, UFC 190 comes to you live at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Undefeated Brazilian striker Bethe Correia takes on the biggest superstar in the UFC, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. She is undefeated in eleven fights with all, but one fight going beyond the first round. This fight is very personal for Rousey because of Correia’s comments...
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Minnesota Timberwolves sign Andre Miller

Playing 16 years in the NBA is, in a word, sweet, but for Andre Miller, seventeen years would be a more satisfying ending. Apparently, the Minnesota Timberwolves feel the same way. In a message relayed by his agent to the Associated Press, Miller has agreed to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum. While the addition of Miller brings...
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Tennessee Football: Vols may get boost from Von Pearson

Just going by paper and rankings, the Tennessee Volunteers wide receiving corps should be absolute dynamite. There will be a slew of guys in the receiver rotation, for the Volunteers, in the 2015 football season. There has been a previous article breaking down the wide receiver unit for UT. Lets take another glance at the main contributors. Here are the current main receiving options...
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Michigan State Football: Cook, Calhoun represent MSU on the Big Ten Players to Watch list

The Big Ten Conference announced its preseason Players to Watch list today, with 11 players earning recognition (it’s usually 10 but there was a tie this year) from a “select media panel,” including two from Michigan State. The Spartans had a pair of players represented on the East Division list — defensive end Shilique Calhoun (READ: Calhoun’s role as a leader) and quarterback...
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ASU and Adidas release new uniforms

After months of anticipation, Arizona State University and Adidas have finally released the new uniforms that will be worn by the student-athletes beginning this year. The new uniforms come as a result of an eight-year deal between ASU and Adidas, which officially began July 1st. ASU joined fellow PAC-12 school UCLA, as well as Nebraska and Miami, in the switch from Nike to Adidas...
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