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Ohio State football vs Illinois fighting illini: Game preview and prediction

After squeaking by Penn State in a hard-earned victory on the road last Saturday, the Ohio State football squad will lace up once again, this time at home against Illinois. The Buckeye’s ego took a hit this week with the unveiling of the first College Football Playoff rankings. The Buckeyes were ranked 16th in the nation, three down from their AP ranking of 13. The terrible loss...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: season opener will be epic

If you are going to be in attendance at the season opener when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the New York Knicks, then you are in for a real treat. Thursday’s night season opener will be the hottest ticket for the Cavaliers in years. So many events will be taking place inside and outside of the Quicken Loans Arena. Different celebrities will be in attendance as well as hit makers...
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Michigan State Basketball: Top five players of Tom Izzo era

Tom Izzo is entering his 20th season as head coach at Michigan State. This will move him past the mark of his mentor, Jud Heathcote, who manned the sideline for 19 years in East Lansing. Izzo is already MSU’s all-time leader in coaching wins (439) and has taken the program to new heights during his tenure. Under Izzo the Spartans have been to 17 straight NCAA tournaments, making...
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New York Knicks: defensive preview

Last season, the New York Knicks defense was lackluster at best. Ranked against every single defense in the league, they finished 24th. Only nine teams gave up a higher scoring percentage than the Knicks and they also ended the season with a dismal record of 37-45, bad for even an Eastern Conference team. One of the reasons the Knicks struggled so badly on that side of the ball was...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Parker debuts in tough loss

Jabari Parker had his NBA debut Wednesday night when the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 108-106. Despite playing nearly 37 minutes for the Bucks, Parker only managed to score eight points and grab four rebounds. While Parker is the face of the franchise now, nerves could have gotten to him in his first NBA game. The Bucks have a lot of talent on the team...
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Indianapolis Colts: three keys to beat the Giants in week nine

The New York Giants (3-4) will host the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 8:30 EST on Monday Night Football and coverage can be seen on ESPN. The Colts are coming of an embarrassing loss defensively to the Pittsburgh Steelers as they lost 51-34 last week, ending their five-game winning streak. While the Colts did manage trim the lead to...
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NFL week 9 predictions

Thursday, October 30th New Orleans Saints (3-4) @ Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) 8:25 PM, NFLN, Charlotte, NC The Saints produced this past Sunday a win that was expected of this team before the season. However, this is a week-to-week league. The Panthers did not have to travel on the short week, and until the Saints can prove that they can win away form home, I’ll take the Panthers...
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New England Patriots: 4 matchups to watch for against the Broncos

The New England Patriots (6-2) have their hands full this Sunday, as the Denver Broncos (6-1) visit Gillette for a 4:25 p.m. showdown that will be aired on CBS. This game will mark the 15th matchup between two of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks. Three-time super bowl winner Tom Brady takes on the NFL’s leader in Touchdown passes Peyton Manning. Not only is this a big matchup...
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Michigan Football vs. Indiana: Homecoming weekend

It’s Homecoming weekend in Ann Arbor, and that means a flood of a alumni will be in town to celebrate their glorious college years with family and friends. Homecoming weekend is filled with school spirit and tradition as the whole town of Ann Arbor gathers together to tailgate, catch up with old friends and go to a football game on a crisp fall afternoon. This year Michigan football...
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Michigan Basketball: Top five non-conference matchups

For many fans, college basketball is all about the NCAA tournament, better known as March Madness. However, a whole season dictates which teams will make it to the dance. While conference games are clearly important, matchups with teams outside of a school’s conference can determine whether a team makes the tournament. This season, Michigan Basketball has scheduled some great games...
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Top 5 Michigan State football players in the Mark Dantonio era

Since the hiring of Mark Dantonio in 2007, the quality of Michigan State football has increased exponentially and the program has seen a large amount of success. Mark Dantonio Dantonio has done a great job of finding and developing players into college superstars, and Michigan State has featured numerous all-conference and All-American selections during the Dantonio-era. This list...
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Oregon Football: It’s Stanford time. Preview + prediction

The time has come again. Another November, another game against Stanford. The Oregon football team will host the Stanford Cardinal this Saturday, November 1st; and once again this game might decide the Ducks’ chance to play for a PAC-12 title and earn a playoff spot. November 12th, 2001 – the last time Oregon beat Stanford. Marcus Mariota hasn’t beat Stanford either, and he’s...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships at Santa Anita- Day One

The big day(s) are upon us, the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships! The two day event will climax with the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic, which will feature top three year olds Shared Belief and California Chrome squaring off. There will be four Breeders’ Cup races on Friday’s Santa Anita program and nine Breeders Cup races on Saturday’s Santa Anita program. The first...
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Charlotte Hornets win thriller in OT

Kemba Walker signed a new four year contract extension worth $48 M on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, Walker lived up to his new contract.  Walker scored 26 points, including the game tying 3-point shot to force OT and the game winning shot in OT.  The Charlotte Hornets overcame a 24 point, second half deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-106 in OT.  The twenty-four point...
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Hoosier Hysteria shows hope for the future for Indiana

This past Saturday, the Hoosiers had their annual Hoosier Hysteria.  Hoosier Hysteria is a pep rally that introduces the players and they participate in a slam dunk contest, three-point contest, and a 20-minute scrimmage against each other. New candy-stripe pants tradition Nine of the 15 players on the team have never participated in this event before and the team started a new...
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NFL Weekly: Arizona Cardinals threaten Broncos in power six

The Power six for this edition of NFL Weekly was quite the task to complete. After some great Week 8 games, it’s clear that these top six spots will continue to fluctuate. Let’s see where I stand this week. Power six 1. Denver Broncos (Previous ranking: 1) Denver had a convincing win over the Chargers, and there’s no reason for them to lose their grasp on the top spot. 2....
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Joe Maddon to be the next Chicago Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, sources told CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. His story can be found here. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Although there is no deal officially done and Chicago’s north side club has yet to confirm anything, it appears that the deal should be done...
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Iowa football: The big bad bye week

Over instagram Willies announced that he would be transferring from Iowa. Last week in typical Iowa fashion, Iowa lost to the bye week 17-10. Some of the same issues that Iowa had all season long reared their ugly head once again. The linebackers looked sluggish and non-responsive, the wide receivers disappeared, and the running backs broke their own ankles. I jest, (but it was clever...
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Denver Broncos: Four keys to defeating the Patriots in week nine

Where: Gillette Stadium When: Sunday, November, 2, 2014 @ 4:25 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (CBS) Denver Broncos: 6-1, defeated the San Diego Chargers last week 35-21 New England Patriots: 6-2, defeated the Chicago Bears last week 51-23 It is time again for the annual Peyton Manning-Tom Brady duel. The NFL knows these two elite quarterbacks facing off is a huge draw for television...
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Carolina Panthers: Injuries abound as the Saints march in

The NFL is a rough sport owned, coached, and played by men with large egos. Every team deals with injuries, but no team likes to use injuries as an excuse, which is why the media is here to do it for them. The Carolina Panthers have had their share of crucial injuries, but the more alarming aspect of their injuries is that many have occurred along the offensive line, one of the most...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Bye bye Barea

Today is the first regular season game for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it should be a good one to watch as they play the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 7 pm Central time. However, the Timberwolves tonight will be without a player has been with the team for a few years now, Jose Juan (JJ) Barea. On Monday the team waived Barea, as the Timberwolves needed to cut down their roster...
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Horse Racing Breaking News: Champion Zenyatta’s Six Month Old Daughter Dies in Paddock Accident

Z Princess, a nickname for the War Front – Zenyatta weanling filly at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky, was euthanized last night (Tuesday, Oct 28) due to a paddock accident according to the website www.zenyatta.com. The website does not explain exactly what happened to the filly, who was just over six month old (born April 20, 2014), “We are deeply saddened to report the passing...
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VCU Basketball: Rams Black and Gold game review

RICHMOND, Va.–  VCU basketball hosted its 2nd ever Black and Gold inter-squad scrimmage on Oct. 28.  The gold team, led by Jaquan Lewis and Briante Weber, won the game 73-63.  Ranked 17th in the nation, the VCU Rams look to be a stronger team with the seniority Graham and Weber bring to the court.  With a big group of young raw talent for the VCU Rams, it’s a possibility...
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Oregon football: Keys to defeating Stanford

In a match up that had been, and likely still is, considered to be the Duck’s most significant game of the year, the Oregon football team will take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, November 1st at Autzen Stadium in front of a blacked out crowd. While not discrediting the Arizona Wildcats and their upsetting (in both senses of the word) ways over the past couple of years, the...
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Memphis Grizzlies 2014-15: Looking back and moving forward

Last May, the Oklahoma City Thunder wrapped up what may have been the most exciting playoff series last year and sent the Memphis Grizzlies back home after defeating them 120-109 in game 7. Grizznation has had a bad taste in its mouth since that crushing defeat. Between the front office upheaval, considerations of a new coach, and some new faces on the team, Grizzlies fans experienced...
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