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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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Philadelphia 76ers: Season Preview

Nerlens Noel (left) Michael Carter-Williams (right) The Philadelphia 76ers begin their 2014-15 season tomorrow evening against the Indiana Pacers. Head Coach Brett Brown returns for his second season with the team after they finished the year with second worst record last season at 19-73 behind only the Milwaukee Bucks. This was the team’s worst record since 1996. That is the same...
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Carolina Panthers: Thursday Night Preview

The Carolina Panthers are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, losing 13-9. The Panthers are now 3-4-1 and look to move on quickly for an important game this Thursday against the New Orleans Saints. The winner this Thursday night will take the lead in the NFC South division. Cam Newton and the offense need to clean up mistakes and capitalize when in...
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Michigan State Basketball: It’s all about leadership

The Michigan State basketball team is getting ready to tip off another season, the 20th under Coach Tom Izzo. At this time last year the goals and expectations were well known; get back to the Final Four and win another national championship. Unfortunately the team fell short of both of those goals, losing in the Elite Eight to the eventual champs, UConn. This year’s team has a...
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Dallas Cowboys: Mid-season report card

Now that the first half of the NFL season is over it’s time to give out report cards. The Dallas Cowboys have been one of the more surprising teams if not the most throughout the first eight weeks. They’re 6-2 record has them in the front of the NFC East a half game ahead of the Eagles. The impressive play of the Cowboys has many fans thinking playoffs in Big D for the first...
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What should the New York Giants expect from Rookie Linebacker Devon Kennard?

During the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants drafted linebacker Devon Kennard out of USC in the fifth round (174th overall). Last year the Gmen’s defense allowed 383 total points, surrendering about 24 points a game. Without a doubt, this team needed to make transactions on the defensive side of the ball. After having an impressive training camp and preseason, Kennard made the...
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Michigan State basketball: Walk-on Kenny Goins living the dream

Growing up, every kid dreams of playing for their favorite sports team. To lead their team on a two minute drill through the backyard or to drain a buzzer beater in their driveway to advance to the next round of the NCAA Tournament, reenactments of this dream exist all over the country. For Michigan State freshman walk-on Kenny Goins, he’s living it. Goins, a native of Troy, grew...
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The perfect storm: Michigan Football edition

Michigan Football is surrounded by a cloud uncertainty over the future direction of the program. Athletic Director Dave Brandon and Head Coach Brady Hoke are both squarely on the hot seat. Under the guidance of Hoke, Michigan is 5-11 in their last 16 games. More importantly, Hoke is 2-5 against Michigan State and Ohio State. Hoke’s winning percentage has steadily decreased since...
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Michigan Basketball: let’s meet the freshmen

Kam Chatman Michigan Basketball will have a lot of new faces this year with the departures of Nik Stauskas, Mitch McGary, Glenn Robinson III, Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford. The Wolverines will have a young and inexperienced roster this season, but the abundance of talent should be able to compensate for inexperience. John Beilein has been very busy recruiting the last few years preparing...
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Kansas City Royals: why they deserve it

It’s an understatement to declare the Kansas City Royals the “Cinderella darlings” of this postseason. By now, it would be difficult to find someone who isn’t aware of KC’s painful past. Since winning their first World Series Championship back in 1985, the Royals haven’t made a playoff appearance since. From 1995 to 2012, the Royals had 17 losing seasons. These pitiful...
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Brooklyn Nets season preview: Player projections

This is the third and final part of my season preview for this year’s Brooklyn Nets team. In this part of the season preview I will be assessing the five projected starters of the Nets, and a few key bench players. I’ll be predicting each player’s season average in points, rebounds, assists, and anything else that pertains to that certain player. If you want to take a look...
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Kansas City Royals: One win away

Yordano Ventura threw seven shutout innings in Game 6 in honor of the late Oscar Taveras (usatoday). The Kansas City Royals took out all frustration from the last two games Tuesday night and defeated the San Francisco Giants by a 10-0 final. Yordano “Ace” Ventura through seven shutout innings, while allowing only three hits, and eventually leading Kansas City to victory and forcing...
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