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Michigan Basketball shooting guard preview

Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman (Express-Times Photo | CHRIS POST) Michigan basketball may have the best shooting guard in the Big 10 this season, with a few talented freshman as well. Returning junior guard Caris LeVert will start at shooting guard and take up the bulk of the minutes. Backing up LeVert this season, will be freshman Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman and freshman Austin Hatch...
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For a change Georgia Tech finally makes the big plays and defeats VPI

After the win against GSU last Saturday that felt like a loss, the concern heading into Blacksburg for a huge Coastal Division game was: how would The Yellow Jackets react to an unfriendly crowd in a place that has become a house of horrors?  They answered that question by once again making plays on both sides of the line of scrimmage in crunch time and not allowing a hostile environment...
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South Carolina Football: Try, fail to lose to Vanderbilt

The South Carolina football team stole a 48-34 win from Vanderbilt in Nashville, despite trying its best to gift-wrap the game for the Commodores. Steve Spurrier moved into soul possession of second place in all time wins as an SEC coach, passing Vince Dooley with his 202nd win. For Lorenzo Ward, facing one of the worst offenses in the country should have provided his defense the...
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WWE star Roman Reigns undergoes surgery

World Wrestling Entertainment announced Saturday that superstar Roman Reigns underwent emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia in Nashville, Tennessee. Reigns was in Nashville promoting Sunday’s pay-per-view, Night of Champions where he was expected to have a match with former co-member of The Shield Seth Rollins. According to the report on WWE.com Reigns was feeling abdominal...
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Houston Texans: Five keys to defeating the New York Giants

Arian Foster will look to continue his strong start to the season in New York Sunday The Houston Texans will travel to Met Life Stadium Sunday to face the New York Giants. The Texans are 2-0 for the 5th straight season after wins over the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders. Defense was key in both games, as well as a strong running game, lead by Arian Foster. The Giants are...
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5 Keys to the New York Giants Defeating the Houston Texans

After witnessing another painful New York Giants loss against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday (25-14 final score), it remains unclear how the team will be able to win a single game. The Giants led, 14-10, entering the fourth quarter with impressive momentum before they were manhandled in the final period, 15-0. Considering the initial hype about the Giants being legitimate contenders...
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Instant Analysis: Rain suspension in the fourth, Michigan falls to Utah

Michigan Football (2-2) lost to Utah (3-0) during an unpredictable game. The game was suspended in the fourth quarter with 7:51 left due to lightening and rain. At that point Utah was up 26-10, gaining 13 points in the second half. When the game restarted two hours later, the Wolverines still couldn’t come through with scoring any more points.  A frustrating to watch Michigan...
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Chicago Cubs: Resiliency shown in win versus Dodgers

After being completely dominated the first two games of a four game series against the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday looked like more of the same. Trailing 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, and having struggled to score all afternoon, the game looked all but over. This afternoon was different than what we as Chicago Cubs fans are accustomed...
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Michigan State Spartans obliterate Eastern Michigan

A massacre of epic proportions played out Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, as the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (2-1) took their pent up anger following a loss to Oregon out on the lowly Eastern Michigan Eagles (1-3), beating them 73-14 – three points shy of the all-time school record for points. “We wanted to come out here and make this a statement game and put up some...
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Michigan State football: Spartans get running game back on track against Eastern Michigan

Mark Dantonio and Michigan State have always been known as a program that likes to play a run-first style of offense, often imposing their will on teams with a dominant offensive line and feature back. Last season, the Spartans started off the year struggling with the run before Jeremy Langford emerged as the go-to back and finished the season among the best backs in the Big Ten...
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Instant Analysis: Back-up quarterback leads Iowa to victory

Back-up quarterback C.J. Beathard looked great in a come from behind victory over Pittsburgh. Iowa was being dominated heading into the second half down 17-7 but then back-up quarterback C.J. Beathard stepped onto the field and changed the game. The offense completely transformed with Beathard in scoring on three of their four drives. The defense seemed motivated by the offense...
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Wisconsin football: Badgers set school record in win

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon had two weeks to think about his poor performance against Western Illinois on Sept. 6 and took out his frustration out on Bowling Green in a 68-17 win on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Gordon had 38 yards and a 2.2 yards per carry average against Western Illinois, but exploded for 253 yards on 13 carries, a 19.5 yards per carry clip, including...
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Mexico Soccer: Javier Hernandez, a versatile “Little Pea”

Javier Hernandez flaunted his versatility as a goals scorer in the 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo de la Coruna this Saturday. Real Madrid was able to bag an important 3 points away from home with a convincing demolition of the home side. Hernandez, who was still yet to score in two consecutive games with Madrid nullified that deficit with two goals this Saturday against Deportivo...
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Detroit Red Wings: The legacy effect of Daniel Alfredsson

While the Detroit Red Wings’ training camp is officially underway in Traverse City, Michigan, it’s the one forward not in attendance that everyone is questioning if he will make the team or not. Alfredsson, Captain Ottawa for 13 seasons. The 41-year old Swede Daniel Alfredsson wasn’t healthy enough to attend training camp and is still nursing the pain in his lower back from...
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MLS: Five reasons why Seattle Sounders will win the treble this season

So far, 2014 has been a memorable year for the Seattle Sounders. Seattle Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso Sigi Schmid’s side has dominated Major League Soccer from the start of the season. They are the first and only team to clinch a playoff spot with a handful of matches left and they won their fourth Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Wednesday. Now, they are on track to be the first...
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Washington football: 5 Bold Predictions against GSU

Washington football wraps up non-conference play with a match-up against Georgia State tomorrow at Husky Stadium. The game can be watched on PAC-12 Networks or listened to on KOMO AM 1000 and the Washington IMG College Networks. Given that the Huskies are roughly 35-point favorites in the game, depending on where you look, I will forego the typical game preview. [Washington football...
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Detroit Tigers: Could Sanchez be secret weapon?

The Detroit Tigers find themselves back in first place and with the opportunity to build their lead as they play their final series against the Kansas City Royals who are right on their tail. The Tigers have been able to battle their way back into first place with pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the DL since early August with a pectoral strain. With Sanchez set to return just before the...
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New York Mets’ playoff drought up to 8 seasons

Friday, September 19, 2014. The last day of relevance of the New York Mets’ season. The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers to officially eliminate the Mets from Wild Card contention. With the Nationals clinching the National League East earlier in the week, the Mets are playing the rest of the way for pride and the slim chance to achieve a .500 record. It would take...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo is still a raw, developing talent

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup ended last Sunday with Team USA taking the gold medal. While many Bucks fans were cheering on their home country, they were also able to watch the only player from the Bucks in the tournament, Giannis Antetokounmpo. Greece had a strong showing at the FIBA tournament, winning their first 5 games before losing to Serbia in the round of 16. Going into...
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Los Angeles Dodgers clinch playoff birth

Thanks to Russell Martin and Jonathon Broxton, the Los Angeles Dodgers are heading back to the postseason. In an awesome coincidence, when former Dodger now Pittsburgh Pirate Russell Martin hit a game-winning three run home run against former Dodger now Milwaukee Brewer Jonathon Broxton, the Dodgers clinched at worst the second NL Wild Card spot. Dodger players don’t seem too...
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Solving the St. Louis Cardinals’ outfield situation

Fall is upon us, and with that, the coming of Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic. For the St. Louis Cardinals, a team very much in the postseason discussion with a two and a half game lead in the NL Central, there are still questions up in the air. One of the biggest questions is the outfield situation. Many teams would love to have the problem that St. Louis finds themselves...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Home cooking?

The NFL is wading through some tough times.  It seems as though every headline is about a player being arrested or suspended.  We need to get back to discussing the actual games and debating who the elite QB’s are (totally kidding, this is a terrible topic that never has a true answer).  Either way, I believe that Week 3 of the NFL season will get us back on track and prove...
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San Francisco 49ers: Five keys to beating the Arizona Cardinals

It’s just the third game of the season and already the San Francisco 49ers find themselves struggling especially on offense.  On Sunday afternoon they will try to be a little more consistent as they face the undefeated Arizona Cardinals who will have backup Drew Stanton starting at quarterback for the second straight week.  Here are the keys for victory against the Cardinals...
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Li Na officially announces retirement

Li Na announced her retirement from tennis Monday morning The rumors were true. Through postings on various social media sites Li Na has officially announced her retirement. The 32-year-old tennis player has had four operations of her knees and will not finish the season or play in the inaugural WTA tournament in her hometown. The most recent surgery was on her left knee and although...
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5 keys to the Buffalo Bills starting 3-0

Sammy Watkins had a break out game last Sunday. Can he do it again? The surprising 2-0 Buffalo Bills prepare to take on the San Diego Chargers at The Ralph Sunday at 1 p.m. Buffalo has surprised everyone in the league (including me) by winning in overtime at Soldier Field and beating the Dolphins handily in the home opener. San Diego is 1-1 heading into Sunday coming off a huge win...
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