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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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San Francisco Giants: Lineup change needs to happen

The San Francisco Giants are off to a great start to the season. They are 10-6 and tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place. More importantly, they are 4-2 against their bitter rivals from the South so far in the season. That’s a positive, as whoever wins the head to head matchup between those two teams will go along way toward determining the division winner. The Giants...
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World Cup: can Neymar live up to #10?

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is a 22-year-old Brazilian forward who spends most of his time playing striker for his club team FC Barcelona. He is young and still has ampule amount of experience to gain, but can he be the next Pele? Can he live up to the expectations of wearing #10 in Brazil? Pele is a retired Brazilian football player who made 92 national appearances for Brazil...
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Mexico Soccer: On the fence with Luis Montes and El Tri

Mexican midfielder Luis Montes has stayed below the radar in Mexico, as an unheralded presence that continues to be pertinent to El Tri. But, it is still uncertain whether Montes has a World Cup in his future. With a long list of midfielders hoping to make the final cut the question lingers will Montes be one of them? Montes has had a very short career with El Tri. But the time...
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Why do the Detroit Tigers have two different “D’s”

I think we can all agree that the Detroit Tigers boast some of the best looking home uniforms in all of major league baseball. The simple, two-tone appearance of dark blue and white creates a clean, pure look that we’d like to think is closely related to our nation’s pastime. But of course, what puts the overall look over the top is that stunning Old English D. The Old English...
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Western Conference Playoff Capsules

The Matchup (P1) Anaheim vs. (WC2) Dallas The Season Series  The Stars took two of three from the Ducks, scoring 11 goals in the process, but the two teams haven’t met since February 1. The Skinny Four of the league’s top-10 scorers get together for what looks to be a lamp-lighting frenzy. Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn combined for 332 points in the...
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Analysis of a Minnesota Wild fan today

As a franchise with relatively little history, Minnesota Wild fans enjoy clinging to the one shining moment in 2003 when the team did make you proud. In order to prepare for tonight’s game, you watch old Youtube videos of the miraculous run to recall the last time you had something to cheer about. Ten years have passed but you cling to that moment like the old girlfriend who left...
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A mix of young and old will be key to Baltimore Orioles success

While the 2012 Orioles proved to be a major surprise throughout the MLB, the 2013 team failed to improve upon the success from the previous year, falling just short of the postseason. At their core, the Orioles are made up of young and upcoming stars, who are finally starting to shine. Players like Chris Davis, Adam Jones, JJ Hardy, and Manny Machado are among the best at their positions...
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Temple Basketball: Top impact newcomer for 2014-15 season

The NCAA has crowned a national champion and it is now time to move forward and look to next season. The Temple basketball team looks to put the entire 2013-14 season behind them and move on. With only losing senior guard Dalton Pepper to graduation and red-shirt senior forward Anthony Lee to Ohio State, the Owls are set to contend in the conference next season. A big reason for...
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