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Michigan State Football: WMU offense will provide early test for Spartan defense

Michigan State opens up their season Friday night against Western Michigan in Kalamazoo. Besides the interesting day, time and location for the first game of the season, most people will look at that matchup and see an easy win for Michigan State against a directional MAC school. While the Spartans are still considered a favorite by more than two touchdowns, this game likely won’t...
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Michigan State Football: Matchups to watch against Western Michigan

The season is finally almost here. The Spartans open the season on the road against the Western Michigan Broncos Friday night. Here are some of the interesting matchups to watch for: Western Michigan’s wide receiver’s vs. Michigan State’s cornerbacks: The Broncos have one of the top wide receiver duos in the country with Corey Davis and Daniel Braverman. Braverman had 997...
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Michigan State Football’s Taybor Pepper: the story of a long snapper

The genesis of this story started almost exactly one year ago today — September 5, 2014 — when my dad and I walked in to Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen and BBQ in the historic Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon. It was a place where the locals ate. A place where, after listening to the live band out back, you head back across the creaking deck boards to the inside where the...
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Philadelphia Eagles: what to look for Thursday

On Thursday September 3rd, 2015 the Philadelphia Eagles will play their final preseason game at MetLife Stadium against the New York Jets. The Eagles recently made their first roster cuts as they prepare for their regular season opener on September 14th, a Monday night football match-up in Atlanta against the Falcons. But when we look into who will no longer be with the team, fans...
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Michigan State Football: Spartans shouldn’t overlook WMU

This Friday evening people from Kalamazoo to East Lansing will be tuned in to see the Michigan State football team square off against the Western Michigan Broncos in part of the “Celebrate the State” football series. While it’s yet another genius idea from Mark Hollis that will help keep revenue inside the state and promote the non-Power Five teams that reside in Michigan,...
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UFC 191: Analysis and Predictions

UFC 191 – Johnson vs. Dodson II takes place in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.  This fight features the only champion the 125lb weight class as ever known, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.  His opponent is knockout artist John “The Magician” Dodson.  “Mighty Mouse” is criminally overlooked because of his size (125lbs).  For instance, he couldn...
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St Louis Rams are making progress despite constant blunders

In this past weeks game against the Indianapolis Colts there were many positive takeaways that Rams fans can be excited about. Although, the Rams fell to the Colts 24-14 there were many commendable plays made by the team on both sides of the ball. Unfortunately, in typical Rams fashion there were also many miscues on both sides of the ball. One of the things that has plagued this...
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New York Mets: Numbers Never Lie

After beating the Philadelphia Phillies ten straight times, the New York Mets finally came back to earth in a 14-8 brutal loss. The offense was clearly there, with Yoenis Cespedes hitting two absolute monsters of home runs, but it was the pitching that kept the victory out of reach. Jon Niese struggled with six earned runs in only five innings pitched, but that wasn’t even the truly frustrati...
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Minnesota Vikings: A Strong Receiving Group

With the Minnesota Vikings only a few weeks away from the beginning of an intriguing season, one of the strongest positions is the wide receiver group. Over the past couple of years, this position was looked at by some as one of the worst on the team. With the likes of Devin Aromashodu, Mike Jenkins, Stephen Burton and even Hank Baskett occupying these spots, the explosiveness and...
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Texas Basketball: they’ll be better because they shouldn’t be

Texas’ high demand for success right here in the now couldn’t be a higher priority across the fan base. And though the firing of Rick Barnes and hiring of Shaka Smart was a move for the now, the success is a process thing. If you’re expecting Texas basketball to be ranked 20th or lower all year and add a deep tournament run, you have very high expectations. Maybe unrealistic...
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Buffalo Bills select Tyrod Taylor as starting QB

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan announced that Tyrod Taylor will be the team’s new starting QB. He had beaten out both Ej Manuel and Matt Cassel for the lead role under center. This selection was not particularly an exciting one and Ryan is once again taking a considerable risk. But with the excellent showings Taylor has had in training camp and in the preseason, his productivity...
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Chicago Cubs add Austin Jackson from Seattle

On the final day to make waiver deals, the Chicago Cubs went out and got outfielder Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners Monday night. Along with Jackson, the Cubs received cash considerations and in return sent the Mariners a player to be named later and their last international bonus pool slot. The addition of Austin Jackson gives the Cubs some good depth in the outfield....
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Alabama football position preview: offensive line

This is part four of our Alabama football season preview series. This edition will take an in depth look at the offensive line, a group headlined by Ryan Kelly and Cam Robinson. Part one focused on the quarterbacks, part two focused on the running backs, and wide receivers and tight ends. Cam Robinson What we know Story after story has the Wisconsin Badgers’ starting offensive...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant voted 4th on the forecasted MVP race

Durant came it #4, while James is predicted to win it According to ESPN, the upcoming NBA Season is predicted to turnout quite different to last years. The network has carried out somewhat of a ‘Summer Forecast’ during the dry weeks in August and September before pre-season gets started. A few weeks ago they predicted that the Oklahoma City Thunder would finish fifth in the...
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Man United and Real Madrid clash over failed De Gea transfer

  It has been the transfer saga that has had world football gripped all summer. The will he, won’t he story of twists and turns which seemed like it was almost inevitably going to end with David De Gea leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid. However, in a bizarre and unique twist, this multi million pound transfer stalled in the final hour due to clerical error the aftermath...
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Is Dwyane Wade the greatest Miami Heat ever?

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade has been a premier staple in the NBA since his arrival in the powerhouse 2003 Draft as the fifth overall pick. Since then, he has utilized his freakish athleticism, basketball savvy, and leadership skills to guide the Heat to championship relevance, winning it all in 2006, 2012, and 2013. Although it is common knowledge that he is past his prime...
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Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

It is no doubt that the Dallas Cowboys are gearing up for a tough season ahead of them. With the looming trend of having a fallout year after a successful season (2007,2009), the Eagles concocting a legitimate threat to the division, and the rest of the NFC upgrading their rosters, the Cowboys have their work cut out for them. As with the constant pressure to perform every season...
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Kansas City Royals: Giving Yost credit

(fansided.com) The Kansas City Royals currently sit at 80-50 with just a month left to play in the regular season. Barring a dramatic collapse, the Royals have the American League Central wrapped up and have a chance to finish the year with the best record in the American League. The Royals went 29 years without a single playoff appearance and now have a legitimate chance at appearing...
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Oregon football depth chart preview: Offense

Oregon football has released their two-deep depth chart for the week 1 game against Eastern Washington. Here’s a breakdown of the position groups. Quarterback After the departure of Marcus Mariota, Oregon enters the season with nearly an answer for every spot on the offensive side of the ball except for quarterback. The Ducks will try to answer that question with the help of...
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New York Giants: will Victor Cruz be healthy this season?

Slot receiver Victor Cruz Victor Cruz, notorious slot receiver for the New York Giants has had a year plagued with injury. Last season, he suffered from a ruptured patellar tendon, which was serious and considered potentially career ending. Despite the odds however, Cruz worked himself back to health throughout the duration of 2014, with a goal to be an active player for the Giants...
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Michigan State Football: The time is now for MSU

Matt Hoeppner is an MSU writer for the Michigan-based sports website isportsweb.com. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the Detroit Free Press nor its writers. Read isportsweb’s column every Monday. Follow Matt on Twitter @matthoeppner. It has been a long journey, but we finally are reaching the end. All the hirings and firings, all the commitments and signings, all...
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Big Ten Football: Power rankings

We finally made it. The first week of football season starts this Thursday night as the University of Michigan seeks revenge against Utah and Minnesota looks to pull off a huge upset against TCU. With the season opening up this week, Ryan McCumber and I give you the first edition of our weekly Big Ten football power rankings. 14. Illinois Ryan McCumber – Does this really have...
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Why the future is bright for the Minnesota Timberwolves

Oct. 28, 2015 cannot come soon enough for Minnesota fans. Last year, the Timberwolves ended the season with the worst record in the NBA at 16-66. For the first time in franchise history the Minnesota Timberwolves received the No. 1 draft pick for the 2015 lottery. They used the pick to select Karl-Anthony Towns a center out of Kentucky. Towns is ready to play and will be the starting...
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Jacksonville Jaguars trade long-time kicker Josh Scobee

The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a deal that will send kicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ian Rapoport broke the news on Monday and it appears set to go through pending a physical. Details on compensation have yet to be released. The #Jaguars are trading longtime kicker Josh Scobee to the #Steelers. He’s been their kicker since 2004. Pitt had a K injury. ...
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Real Madrid’s David de Gea deal goes south

David de Gea stays with Manchester United After months of waiting, Real Madrid finally signed David de Gea. Or at least, that was the case when the transfer window was still open, before everything fell right out of Madrid’s hands. After months of uncertainty that came with the mention of de Gea’s future, it was announced that Real Madrid would indeed be taking the Spanish goalkeeper...
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