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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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San Antonio vs. Dallas: NBA playoff preview

Grizzled veterans Tim Duncan and Dirk Nowitzki meet once again in what could be their final playoff matchup The time has finally come.  No more lineup scrambles or rest for the weary.  No more traveling back-to-backs or 8-game home stands.  82 games have come and gone, and now none of them matter in the slightest.  The playoffs are here, and there’s no better way to kick them...
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Illinois Derby; Zenyatta’s Sister Returns

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Illinois Derby for three year olds going nine furlongs for $500,000. The Bob Baffert trained Midnight Hawk has been installed as the heavy 4-5 morning line favorite. Several other major races to keep an eye on this weekend include the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic at Charles Town Races...
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Playoff Preview: Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats

The regular season has finally come to an end. Now the real grind begins. It’s time for the Miami Heat to flip the switch. The Heat will play their first round opponent, the Charlotte Bobcats, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Miami. Even though the Heat swept the season series, the Bobcats can give the Heat some trouble. The presence of Al Jefferson in the post will be a tough assignment...
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Miami Marlins: Fish welcome in Mariners

Felix Hernandez and Seattle heads to South Florida to face the Marlins. Seattle visits Marlins Park for first time It’s no secret that the Miami Marlins have been struggling of late. Since opening the season 5-1, Miami has lost nine of 10 and most recently, dropped two of three to the Washington Nationals. The Marlins will conclude a six-game homestand with their first taste...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Were 3-year Huntington/Hurdle extensions justified?, part 2

Part 2 in a 2-part series; opening image credit Sports Illustrated.  Read Part 1- weighing GM Neal Huntington’s extension- right here.  Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug After steering his 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates through a previously tumultuous August-September stretch to clinch the club’s first playoff appearance in 21 years, the club kicked off the 2014 campaign by extending...
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Playoff preview: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings

I have stopped my hyperventilation and calmed myself down. The San Jose Sharks will be playing the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. For me, this match up is two things. First, it is worrying. The Kings lead the season series 3-1-1. Secondly, it’s exhilarating. A replay of last year’s Western Conference semifinal and another playoff match up between...
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How the San Jose Sharks made the playoffs

It’s no real surprise that the San Jose Sharks made the playoffs considering they have the most consecutive playoff births in the league behind the Detroit Redwings. Let’s face it, if the Shark’s did not make the playoffs there would be some sort of riot. Or just me running around breaking things in a USA Pavelski jersey. Anyways, let’s get down to business. This is how the...
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Washington Huskies Football spring preview: Defense

On Wednesday I previewed the offense. If you missed the preview for the offense, visit our Washington Football page. For the defense I will pick up right where I left off. Shaq Thomson LB How can anyone talk about the husky football team and not mention Shaq Thompson? When Steve Sarkisian and company stole Thompson from Cal in 2012, he landed one of the most talented athletes in...
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UCLA Football: Depth chart battles

While the Bruins do return many of the key starters which propelled them to a successful 10-3 record last year and bowl victory over Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl, there are holes which need to be filled and those spots are up for grabs. Highly touted newcomers and experienced returnees alike have a shot at gaining these spots, Spring practice should provide an answer to many of...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Now what?

With Desean Jackson now out of the picture, the Philadelphia Eagles are now faced with a decision. The team re-signed wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper at the beginning of the 2014 free agency period. With that being said, many still believe that there is a huge void on offense, especially at the wide receiver position. Is this true? Not necessarily. If there is one thing...
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Chip Kelly and the Eagles set new standard by cutting Desean Jackson

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly cut ties with Pro Bowl wide receiver Desean Jackson and then watched as he signed a new contract with the NFC East rival Washington Redskins. This move could be a sign of greatness for Kelly. It has become clear that Chip Kelly is attempting to turn this Eagles team into a well-oiled machine, a machine that will have no room for broken parts. As difficult...
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Arizona Basketball: Top impact newcomers for 2014-15 season

Two of the Arizona basketballs’ most productive players, Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon, recently declared for the NBA draft. While many would think that this balances out as a net loss, it may instead make way for a plethora of fresh talent. The following listed are the five stellar Wildcat recruits coming to Tucson next season. Stanley Johnson: While Johnson views himself as...
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies playoff preview

The Thunder will need Thabo Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins to shake off the rust from their injuries to defeat the Grizzlies. They held on. Despite an incredibly unimpressive final week of the season in which it seemed as though they were trying to lose the two seed in the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched home court advantage through at least two rounds with their 112-111...
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Oakland A’s: Josh Reddick’s perpetual slump

Josh Reddick To say that Oakland A’s right fielder Josh Reddick is off to a bad start this season would be an understatement. With a .098 AVG and a 33% strikeout percentage, he has the second lowest batting average in the major leagues. This is quite a surprise for A’s fans and critics after Reddick had such a great spring. Reddick had a .333 batting average during spring training...
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Green Bay Packers: Why they need to draft a safety

If there is one thing that the Green Bay Packers have struggled with over the past few seasons, it has been its defense.  While the offense has been lighting up the scoreboard and the stat chart, the defense has been allowing opposing defenses, mainly the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, to tear them apart.  Part of this has been because of injuries to key...
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