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Will LaTroy Hawkins be a Colorado Rockie in 24 Hours?

Twenty-four hours. A lot can happen in twenty-four hours. Just ask Jack Bauer. For the Colorado Rockies, a lot needs to happen in the next twenty-four hours. Rumors are swirling around Troy Tulowitzki, like they always seem to. So too are talks regarding closer LaTroy Hawkins. Even Brett Anderson has caught the attention of interested parties. Look at this way, Colorado’s got the...
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San Francisco Giants: three keys to a turnaround

The San Francisco Giants have lost six straight games, all while falling three games behind division rival Los Angeles and it is time for another second half turnaround or declare 2014 a lost year for the ball club. If the 2010 and 2012 World Series teams proved anything, it’s to never count out the Giants but this years team is riddled with issues that have to change now if there...
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MLS: Week 21 talking points

MLS fans should be ecstatic because only one day separates week 20 and week 21. After Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy routed Seattle Sounders on Monday, the league only had Tuesday to recuperate and will resume action on Wednesday. Four games will be play in mid-week and MLS fans will be treated to nine tantalizing weekend matchups. New England Revolution Star Diego Fagundez. There...
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UFC: Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva, your not imagining things

Nick Diaz shadow boxing at open workouts the night before his UFC title fight against the welterweight champion. On July 24, 2014, fan favorite Nick Diaz came out of retirement to sign a three-fight contract with the UFC. It was the long awaited return of the 209 native, who took a year off of fighting after his welterweight title lose to George St. Pierre. With the buzz surrounding...
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Is Adam Wainwright a future Hall of Famer?

It seems to be common knowledge that some players across Major League Baseball are an easy choice as first ballot Hall of Famers, people like Derek Jeter, Ichiro, Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera. Then there are others who may have to wait but eventually get in, such as Adrian Beltre. Some of them are still young, like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Craig Kimbrel, but are all...
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Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Final deadline update

The Red Sox are looking to move Jon Lester before Thursday’s deadline   With the trade deadline finally just days away, things seem to be getting clearer on the trade rumor front. Certain players are off the market, while others are definitely on it, and for those players, the asking price has been set. Unfortunately for the Baltimore Orioles, the likelihood of a trade before...
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USC Football: Previewing the secondary

A group that is scattered with potential, the USC football team’s secondary will be relied on to have a strong impact in every facet of the defense. The corner position is deep and talented, led by Josh Shaw, a player who is on the radar of NFL scouts as a lockdown type of player. While Shaw may be the best of the bunch, Kevon Seymour looks to start opposite of him and be another...
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New York Mets trade rumors: Rockies edition

Questions have been swirling over the past two weeks regarding the Colorado Rockies’ apparent willingness to part with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The New York Mets have been mentioned in connection to both players as we are slightly more than 24 hours away from the trade deadline. Certainly the Mets have a need for both. Ruben Tejada still has...
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Indiana Football: Chances Shane Wynn wins Biletnikoff and Hornung Awards

Indiana University senior wide receiver Shane Wynn has been named to the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff and Paul Hornung Awards. The 5-foot-7, 167-pound speedster has plenty of experience and talent to take home one or both of the awards. During his three seasons as the starting slot receiver, Wynn has totaled 133 receptions for 1,490 yards and 17 touchdowns. He is expected...
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Detroit Lions: #1 player to watch this training camp

The Detroit Lions kicked off training camp on Monday and the players will be putting on the pads for the first time later today. In the coming six weeks before the regular season begins, I’ve got my eye on second-year running back Theo Riddick as someone to watch. Everybody knows that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will be the main tandem in the Lions’ run game, but Riddick...
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Washington Huskies: Special teams preview

Finishing up positional previews for the Washington football team I will focus on the special teams as a whole. The Dawgs return a slew of capable return men, but with the departure of Travis Coons, finding a replacement for all of the kicking duties could be a struggle. [Washington football: Previewing the secondary] Last season everyone got to see the speed and explosiveness...
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Could the Los Angeles Angels overtake the A’s?

With most everyone has been focused on the success of the Oakland A’s so far this season, not many people have realized that the Los Angeles Angels are only two games behind the Athletics and currently have the second best record in baseball. This AL West race has heated up quickly and the Angels were the hottest teams in baseball in July. What are the chances that the Los Angeles...
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New Orleans Saints: Players looking to bounce back from injury

The early stretches of New Orleans Saints training camp has seen young players steal the show. However, in addition to the young guns, some older veterans are coming along nicely, especially on defense. Three players who are showing some resiliency are Champ Bailey, Patrick Robinson, and Victor Butler. All three are coming off injuries in 2013 and are looking to bounce back and contribute...
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Minnesota Wild prospect profile: Johan Gustafsson (video)

If you’re looking for the biggest issue with the Minnesota Wild in the near future, look no further than goaltending. After a carousel of netminders occupied the Wild’s crease last season, the team is trying to find stability for years down the road. While Darcy Kuemper showed his own flashes of greatness at the end of last season, Johan Gustafsson is quietly waiting in the...
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Colorado Rockies trade rumors: Jorge De La Rosa edition

Jorge De La Rosa has a been a lone bright spot of an otherwise dreadful Colorado Rockies pitching staff this season. The 33-year-old lefty is 11-6 on the year, with a 4.16 ERA. He has been leaps and bounds better than any other Rockies starter. And the Rockies should trade him. Despite a solid season, De La Rosa is not taking the Rockies to the postseason this year. With July winding...
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Iowa football: Preseason depth chart analysis

Yes, Jake Rudock is still the starter on the preseason depth chart. No I don’t expect that to change. Iowa recently just released their preseason depth chart and while there aren’t too many surprises, it is worth taking a look at. A lot can change after August practices and probably more than one player will impress coaches enough to unseat someone ahead them. Here is the offense...
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VCU Basketball: Trey Lowe narrows interest and keeps VCU on his list

Trey Lowe has narrowed his interests to four schools. VCU makes the cut along with SMU, Temple and fellow A-10 competitor, Saint Joseph’s. VCU fans wait in suspense for Lowe’s final decision because he would be perfect for Shaka’s team. Lowe is quick on offense but especially on defense as he’s skilled at stealing the ball. He’s a 6-5, 165 pound shooting guard with many...
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Iowa State basketball: Dejean-Jones’ star will shine in Ames

Iowa State basketball’s 2014-15 backcourt received a major boost when former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones committed back on April 14. The Rebels’ leading scorer from last year gives coach Fred Hoiberg a long guard that can both take it to the rack and light it up from outside. Perhaps the most exciting thing to Cyclone fans about Dejean-Jones choosing to play his final year...
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MLS: Week 20′s top performers

Even though only eight games were played in the 20th week of the 2014 MLS season, there were plenty of brilliant individual plays. Some stars were on top of their games while others endured a miserable day at the office. Here are the top ten players from week 20: Chris Wondolowski in action. 10. Raul Fernandez: The FC Dallas shot-stopper failed to keep a clean sheet, but he was...
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The Utah Jazz want wins

Enes Kanter Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Utah Jazz want to be “faster, more efficient on offense.” So far so good—one would wager and hope that all NBA teams have a similar goal. Really, the headline is unfitting. It should have read, “Utah Jazz change offensive mindset” or “Utah Jazz aim to improve scoring by 15 percent”. Both of those headlines...
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MLS: Tim Cahill and Matt Besler named to Goal 50

Tim Cahill Tim Cahill and Matt Besler have had a meritorious summer. They were outstanding in Brazil, received a hero’s welcome upon their return to MLS and Besler was made a Designated Player by his hometown club. And now, both MLS All-Stars were named to 2013-14 edition of Goal 50. Goal 50 is the list of the top players in the world. Cahill, who scored two goals in the 2014 World...
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Duke Basketball: Why Justise Winslow is the one to watch

At the start of next year, Justise Winslow will take the backseat to other freshman stars Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, but it is Winslow may be the biggest key to Duke’s success. Winslow is a 6-6 lefty SF looking to bolster Duke basketball’s number one ranked recruiting class for the upcoming season. Winslow impressed at St. John’s high school in Houston where he displayed his...
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Ohio State football: Why Urban Meyer is the perfect man for the job

Urban Meyer Urban Meyer is undoubtedly one of the best football coaches in the world, at a college or professional level. Wins and championships seem to follow him wherever he goes.  Urban has coached two Heisman winners and boasts an overall win percentage of .837 as a head coach.  That is an unbelievable number that few men in the history of college football can say they achieved...
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What Marvin Williams brings to the Charlotte Hornets

While it had been known for a few weeks that the Charlotte Hornets were going to sign free agent PF Marvin Williams, both parties finally inked the two-year, $14 million deal last Monday.  Williams is another player to add to the long list of offseason acquisitions and comes to Charlotte by way of the Utah Jazz.  He will be looking to compete for the PF position that is up in the...
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Ohio State football: Could Evan Spencer lose his job?

The Ohio State football team is stacked at the wide receiver position for the first time in a long time.  While most Buckeyes will be happy to hear this, there is one who may not be: wide receiver Evan Spencer. He has seen a steady increase in usage during his career at Ohio State, and entering his senior season, he finally looks to be starting material.  Most seasons, it would...
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