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New York Mets ship Ike Davis to Pittsburgh

It was a scenario that many people knew was inevitable. Ike Davis became expendable the minute Lucas Duda was named the starting first baseman. In fact the New York Mets had been openly trying to ship Davis since spring training and the Pittsburgh Pirates were involved in those discussions as well. Last night it was made official. The Mets have sent Ike Davis to the Pirates for pitcher...
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Chelsea FC: Sunderland hurts Chelsea’s title hopes

Chelsea’s title hopes were dealt a devastating blow on Saturday.  Relegation threatened Sunderland snatched a rare three points from the Blues at Stamford Bridge.  Sunderland scored a late goal and escaped with a 2-1 win.  The Bridge has been a fortress for Chelsea all season, and Saturday’s match was their first loss there during the 2013-2014 campaign. Jose Mourinho was...
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Mexico Soccer: Bombardero; Carlos Vela sinks Javier Aguirre’s Espanyol

Cancun native Carlos Vela continues to be the driving force for Basque side Real Sociedad. Saturday in San Sebastian Vela once again proved to be the man of the match as a late goal from the Mexican international was enough to sink former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre. Espanyol fell 2-1 in the closing minutes of the match that was held in the Anoeta. The game was winding down and...
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F1: five things to watch for in China

F1 Race #4, the Chinese grand prix Hamilton takes the pole again Tonight’s fourth race of the F1 season is shaping up to be a battle between this years dominant team and last years.   With Mercedes and Red Bull in the top four spots on the grid, watch for some early aggressive moves.  Also, if this week is anything like Bahrain, watch for some battles within the teams.  Lewis...
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Utah Jazz off season improvements

The Utah Jazz ended their lackluster 2013-14 NBA campaign Wednesday, finishing with a thrilling 136-130 double-overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The victory, paired with a Boston Celtics loss, put each team at 25-57, leaving them tied for the fourth worst record in the league. Some fans were disappointed with the win, hoping instead to finish the season on a six game...
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Pitt basketball: Cameron Wright’s report card

Pitt’s Cameron Wright drives on Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon Player: Cameron Wright Position: Shooting Guard Year: Junior 2013-14 Averages: 30.9 MPG, 10.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.6 APG What he did well: Wright had a fairly successful junior campaign this past season for the Panthers. He increased his scoring touch significantly from that of his sophomore year. He shot a bit over 45 percent...
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Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman commits to Michigan

On Saturday, Michigan Basketball picked up a commitment from Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman (Allentown, Pennsylvania). He becomes the fifth member of the Wolverines 2014 recruiting class. The 6-foot-4, 180 pound Abdur-Rahkman, averaged 23.6 points, 4.1 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game as a senior. A 4-time All-State selection, Abdur-Rahkman set a new school record with 2,136 career...
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Detroit Tigers: Bullpen still struggles

With what seemed like to be an upgrade for the Detroit Tigers this offseason, has been anything but an upgrade. The Tigers bullpen not only continues to struggle in games, but there is even a chance that they look worse than they did last year. Closer Joe Nathan who was supposed to come in and bring stability has done everything but that. In six games this season, Nathan has an ERA...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Why drafting a cornerback is their biggest need

The NFL draft is right around the corner and there’s a lot of options and needs for the Pittsburgh Steelers this year. There is a lot of speculation as to what position the Steelers will address in the first round. There’s wide receiver, cornerback, defensive line and even tight end. The biggest need is cornerback. The secondary needs to improve. While there’s a lot of focus...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: What did they get in Ike Davis?

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit dailystache. Some thoughts following a surprisingly early-season trade by the Pittsburgh Pirates to land 1B Ike Davis from the New York Mets. 1.  Props to GM Neal Huntington for quickly realizing the Travis Ishikawa/Gaby Sanchez platoon wasn’t working, even though he probably should’ve realized that over the offseason,...
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The ABC’s of the ACC (04/19/14)

This morning, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST, through CLNSRadio will air the next episode of ” The ABC’s of the ACC” podcast, a show that dives deep into the sports of the Atlantic Coast Conference. While the main focus will be on the two main sports… football and men’s basketball, but all sports will be covered during the podcast. Speaking about the present, the future (recruits...
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Minnesota Twins: Gibson hot on the mound

Minnesota Twins Target Field The Minnesota Twins have finally got their record to sit above the .500 mark.  And it only took three weeks to do so. At least, during this season. The last time the Twins had a winning record was May 13, 2013, when their record was 18-17. With this feat finally accomplished, there is one pitcher who has stood out as a great benefactor to reaching that...
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Washington Nationals: A season of firsts

The Washington Nationals have already been hit with a slew of injuries this season, but as pitching coach Steve McCatty said, “nobody feels sorry for you”. These injuries have resulted in multiple call ups from the minor leagues, including players such as Zach Walters, Sandy Leon, Steven Souza Jr., and Tyler Moore. So far this year Aaron Barrett, Steven Souza Jr., and Blake Treinen...
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Drafting a tight end is the New York Jets’ biggest need

As I discussed earlier this week, the New York Jets have improved their offense to the point of unrecognizability. Michael Vick will compete with Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job while also serving as a seasoned mentor. Eric Decker and Jacoby Ford are quality upgrades to what was one of the weakest receiving corps in the league. Chris Johnson adds explosive play-making...
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South Carolina Football: Biggest position battles part II

Spring practice came to an end with the annual Garnet and Black Spring game last Saturday.  Head coach Steve Spurrier had some questions he wanted to be answered during the spring.  The three biggest question marks came with the defensive tackle position, backup quarterback and cornerback. Having already discussed defensive tackles, it’s time to talk about the ever important...
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NBA Playoff Preview: Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls

The Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls are set to battle in the first round of the playoffs . This could be a highly contested matchup full of blood, sweat and tears. Photo: Geoff Burke-USA Today Sports A sea of red is what fans can expect to witness in the first round playoff matchup between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls. Both squads wear their bright red colors with...
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Playoff Preview: Golden State Warriors vs LA Clippers

Man, just about every match-up in the first round of the Western Conference looks AWESOME. We got the Spurs vs Mavericks in a battle of the two greatest forwards to have grace a basketball court when you’re talking about Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki. The second seeded Oklahoma City Thunder will go up against the seventh seeded Memphis Grizzles in a rematch of last season’s second...
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New York Yankees double header shutout sweep

You read that correctly boys and girls the New York Yankees successfully achieved their first double header shutout sweep since April 9th of 1987. Their 3-0 and 2-0 wins over the Cubs earlier this week gave the team a refresher on what it feels like to blow another team out of the water not once but two times back-to-back. Surely this felt good for the Bombers and their staff, bringing...
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Chicago Bears: Why drafting safety is Bears’ biggest need

We all know what happened. It was Week 17, and the Chicago Bears had a chance to clinch the NFC North with a win over the rival Green Bay Packers. Safety Chris Conte’s poor play had been the subject of much of the criticism the Bears had gotten all of last year, and the team’s playoff hopes came crumbling down in what was an all too familiar scene for Bears fans — Conte had...
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New York Knicks: Eulogy of the 2013-2014 season

Tomorrow the NBA Playoffs will begin, and for the first time in four years the New York Knicks (37-45) will not be a participant. The Knicks finished the season one game behind the Atlanta Hawks for the eighth seed in the playoffs. The Hawks eliminated the Knicks from contention last Saturday with a win over the Miami Heat. However, the Knicks have no one to blame for this nightmare...
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Huskies unveil new uniforms

Today Nike released a new batch of updated uniforms for the University of Washington football team. Like many of the new uniforms coming from Nike these days, they are sure to resonate with the younger demographic while cause grumbling among the older fan base. The new uniforms feature three different helmets, three jerseys, and four pants with which the dawgs can mix and match to...
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Why the New Orleans Pelicans didn’t make the playoffs

The New Orleans Pelicans were more then confident when the players first laced up their shoes for the 2013-2014 NBA season. Now that the season is over, the fans of New Orleans can go back into hibernation.  Another disappointing season is in the books for the Pelicans as they finished the regular season with a 34-48 on Wednesday night. Two games left on the Pelicans roster, and...
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MSU basketball: a Spartan farewell at Princess Lacey’s Palace

In a special edition of my weekly Detroit Free Press column, I try my best to describe the scene at last night’s Life Celebration for Princess Lacey It was one of the most powerful events I’ve ever been a part of. Read it here: http://www.freep.com/article/20140418/SPORTS07/304180080/ Love like Lacey. The post MSU basketball: a Spartan farewell at Princess Lacey’s Palace appeared...
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Seattle Mariners’ offense struggles again

The Seattle Mariners got off to a sizzling start, owning first place in the A.L. West after a win over Oakland last Friday.  But, what a difference a week makes.  Seattle fell to under .500 for the first time this season after dropping three out of four games to the Texas Rangers.  With all the questions about starting pitching and the murderous early season schedule, this is...
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Golden State Warriors: Let the battle begin

The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers don’t like each other. It doesn’t take much to notice that, especially if you saw them play earlier in the season. Ever since Mark Jackson and Chris Paul arrived to their respective teams there’s been hostility between the two teams. This series is setting up to be the best series of the entire first round of the playoffs,...
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