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Why Alex Guerrero should not start for the Los Angeles Dodgers

For the first 15 games of the first 2015 season, one player has dominated the headlines for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s not Clayton Kershaw, it’s not Yasiel Puig. Alex Guerrero, who was essentially forced onto the bench due to a clause in his contract that allowed him to refuse assignment to the minor leagues, has been a diamond in the rough for the Dodgers. Guerrero has appeared...
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Tampa Bay Rays: Smiles for Drew Smyly

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Drew Smyly should give the Tampa Bay Rays a reason to smile. The starting pitcher is scheduled to return to the major league diamond today, Friday, April 24th, 2015. He will be taking on the Toronto Blue Jay’s ace, R.A. Dickey. Rays fans are curious to see Smyly’s tenure with the club pan out. He was acquired during last year...
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New England Patriots: First round options

With the NFL Draft just a week away, teams are starting to finish up their homework. The players being brought in for workouts have slowed down, as many teams feel like they’ve seen what they needed to see from these prospects, enough to be able to make decisions on who to pull the trigger on and who to pass on. I’m sure by now Bill Belichick has whittled his list down from whatever...
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Michigan Basketball recruiting: Jaylen Brown update

Michigan Basketball’s roster for the upcoming 2014-15 season, with the return of Caris LeVert, is loaded. John Beilein will have the deepest, most talented team he’s ever had, with the obvious exception of the 2013 National runner-up squad that boasted six NBA players. There is one lingering question that pertains to Michigan’s roster, will Jaylen Brown, a consensus top four...
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Philadelphia Eagles: The most interesting schedule in the world

Breaking down a schedule game by game and producing a mock win-loss record is a fairly useless exercise. The most prudent predictor for win-loss is the presence of a quarterback, not an easy schedule. There are outliers. Last season’s Browns cleared an initial jungle of annual juggernauts to open up into a cupcake section of Titans, Jaguars, Raiders, Buccaneers, and Falcons. A...
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Five things the St. Louis Blues need to do to beat the Minnesota Wild

On Wednesday the St. Louis Blues tied the series 2-2 with a blowout win against the Minnesota Wild. The game was a huge success for the Blues as they beat the Minnesota Wild 6-1 in the Wild’s own arena. The series itself has been a story of highs and lows for the Blues. The Blues put forth a disappointing effort in Game 1, but came back in game 2 to even the series. Then, as...
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Carolina Panthers: Draft prospects by position – Wide Receiver

Now less than a week away, the Carolina Panthers will be looking to address several gaps in their current roster via the draft on April 30th. In the days leading up to draft day I will be highlighting some of the best available prospects for the Panthers. Broken down by position, I have taken into account both team needs and prospect ranking to create a list of players I think could...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Adrian Gonzalez is unstoppable

For some, it might be too early in the season to decide who will be good and who will be bad. However, it can be a mutual agreement throughout the Major Leagues that Adrian Gonzalez is unstoppable. Adrian Gonzalez cannot be stopped this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a great weapon on their team. With that being said, other teams in the Major Leagues should feel threatened...
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Cleveland Indians: Don’t worry about Cody Allen

For the Cleveland Indians, Monday night’s loss to the Chicago White Sox was one of the ugliest in recent memory. The Tribe carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth, and closer Cody Allen came on to try and shut the door. Cody Allen Unfortunately, Allen couldn’t get the job done. After striking out the first batter he faced, Allen allowed the next seven consecutive White...
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Grizzlies Grind Out Two-Game Lead at Home

The Memphis Grizzlies took an early two-game lead in their round one playoff series with a 15-point victory over the Portland Trailblazers Wednesday night. What’s incredible is that it wasn’t even that close. So far this season the Grizzlies are winners of six straight versus the Trailblazers, and have won 11 of the last 12 match-ups. Not only that, but they have been winning...
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Chicago Bears: Anticipation builds for draft

Bears fans can take solace in the fact the team has a tangible vision for the future, and it starts with the draft. The NFL Draft makes its glorious return to Chicago for the first time in 50 years next week, as Grant Park will host a weekend extravaganza that is the size of 15 football fields. The draft will be held at Auditorium Theatre across the street. Anticipation for the...
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Detroit Tigers: What Nathan injury means

The Detroit Tigers have taken a blow to an already questionable bullpen that needs every healthy arm possible. Unfortunately, closer Joe Nathan is the blow the bullpen took as he will not be one of those arms this season. Nathan, 40, tore both the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right elbow in his rehab start for the Toledo Mud Hens and is now officially out...
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Los Angeles Clippers find themselves in trouble against the Spurs

The Los Angeles Clippers had the unfortunate event of the Tim Duncan of old coming back and playing Wednesday night. Year after year, critics and fans alike ask when the wheels on the San Antonio Spurs are finally going to fall apart, but it doesn’t look like it is going to be this year. Duncan started the game going six-for-six from the field, showing DeAndre Jordan that fundamentals...
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Detroit Pistons: NBA Draft edition

Let the mock drafts begin! It’s that time of the year again, where teams not playing in the NBA Playoffs are preparing for the future of their franchise.  For lottery teams like Detroit, this time of the year has been one of the only consistent things the franchise has experienced in quite a while. One of the first priorities that should be on Detroit’s offseason “checklist”...
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Adam Johnson charged with three counts of sexual activity with a 15 year-old-girl

Sunderland winger and England international Adam Johnson has been charged with three counts of sexual activity with a 15 year old girl. The announcement from Durham Police follows his initial arrest on the 2nd of March this year. Sunderland had suspended the player following his arrest however, after the sacking of manager Gus Poyet and the hiring of current boss Dick Advocaat that...
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San Jose Sharks to stick with Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson The San Jose Sharks mutually parted ways on Monday with former head coach, Todd McLellan. The Sharks then proceeded to fire assistant coaches, Jay Woodcroft and Jim Johnson to really make it clear that they believed that the bulk of the blame fell on San Jose’s coaching staff. Unsurprisingly, San Jose general manager, Doug Wilson stuck around on the Sharks payroll...
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Examining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Schedule: Part 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers are pumped and ready for the 2015 season On Tuesday Night, the NFL announced its 2015 regular season schedule. Teams and fans have been itching to hear where and when they will be playing. Finally with it out and the public finally able to digest what is on tap, let’s examine what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will see this upcoming season. Week 1: vs Tennessee...
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Minnesota Vikings: The Adrian Peterson situation

Adrian Peterson is set to make $12.75 million in 2015. It’s no secret that there has been some tension between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson recently. Some would argue that parting ways with Peterson through a trade would be the best outcome for both sides. It sounds great in theory if both are unhappy with one another, and you know what’s coming...
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Brooklyn Nets: Jarrett Jack or Deron Williams

Game two between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks pretty much followed the same narrative as game one did. The Hawks jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, but the Nets did not panic and fought back. Every time it looked as if the Hawks were ready to pull away, the Nets often found out a way to get back in the game and keep it close time and time again. Eventually...
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St Louis Cardinals: Offense heating up

The Cardinals took two of three from the Nationals in their mid-week series concluding with a 4-1 win over Max Scherzer on Thursday. The game marked a continued improvement by the Cardinals as they continue winning to the tune of a 10-4 record, tops in the NL Central and hotter than any team not on an 11-game win streak (New York Mets). Against one of the best starting pitchers baseball...
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USC football’s monster recruiting week

With spring practice in the rear view mirror and players fully entrenched in the stretch run of their academic coursework, the USC football coaching staff has shifted its energy to competing on the recruiting trail.  Carrying a tidal wave of momentum from national signing day into the spring evaluation period, Coach Sarkisian and his assistants have spread out across the country...
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Michigan State Football: Spartans Unveil New Uniforms

Michigan State unveiled a new set of football uniforms on Thursday night. Ed Davis, Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook modeled the new duds at the unveiling. The home jerseys remain green with white lettering and the team will have a choice to wear either green or white pants. The shoulder now features the “greek key pattern” behind the numbers that continues on the...
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Buy or sell on the Seattle Mariners’ trends

As the Seattle Mariners enter the off-day, they currently sit at 6-9, two games out of first place. There have been many trends so far this season, and some trends are bound to continue, while others won’t. Let’s analyze which trends I believe will and won’t keep up. The Mariners need the 2014 version of Danny Farquhar The subpar bullpen The Mariners’ bullpen has been...
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The Memphis Grizzlies are taking care of business

Portland ruffled some feathers with the “We don’t lose to Spanish players” motto written in their locker room. This dig at Marc Gasol doesn’t seem to have had the impact that the Blazers hoped it would. They have lost to a Spanish player. Twice, actually. There has been very little in the first two games to convince anyone that Portland can turn it around. Memphis has looked...
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Detroit Tigers: can they bounce back vs. Cleveland?

Ryan Raburn had little success during his time in Detroit but has came back to haunt the Tigers several times in recent years. For the first time this season, the Detroit Tigers lost 3 consecutive games as well as lost the series against the New York Yankees. However the Tigers have the chance to quickly turn their fortunes around in a  3 game series with the Cleveland Indians...
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