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Calgary Flames: Ramo goes on the IR

Calgary Flames’ goalie Karri Ramo is having one interesting season. He started the season on the wrong note, and eventually in the AHL. Then he came back to fill in for an injured Jonas Hiller and suddenly looked like one of the better goalies in the league. Now, his season is on hold after being placed on the Injured Reserve on February 11. He sustained a lower-body injury after...
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Seattle Seahawks: 2016 offseason outlook: Offense

The Seattle Seahawks have another busy offseason in front of them. This article will detail how the Seahawks can have another very solid offense at a cap number of less than $65 million. I made the following graphic using Excel to show how the Seahawks can build an offense around a $63 million cap number. This will be the first season that Russell Wilson’s cap number will rise...
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Free agents the Houston Texans should re-sign in 2016

After being bounced out of the first round of the playoffs this past season, the Houston Texans might want to consider making changes to their roster. Houston is in dire need of a quarterback and they may not find one any time soon. To make matters worse, Houston is seriously considering letting go of Arian Foster. Foster is a great running back, but time and time again he gets injured...
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Calgary Flames: The Disciplinary Action

Considering how disappointing the Calgary Flames have been this season after last season’s playoff run, some are wondering what Bob Hartley’s status is looking like as head coach. His latest actions at the helm were severely risky considering the stakes, but it may eventually rub the fans the right way. Hartley chose to bench Lance Bouma, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan for...
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Michigan Basketball: Preview & Prediction vs. Purdue

The Michigan Wolverines (18-7, 8-4 in conference play) take on the Purdue Boilermakers (20-5, 8-4) at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Saturday in a rematch from Purdue’s 87-70 victory last month in West Lafayette. Michigan comes into the contest having won their last game against a scrappy Minnesota team, but having lost their last three games against ranked Big Ten opponents...
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The New York Rangers blow yet another one late

That one really hurt, for obvious reasons. The New York Rangers had a 4-3 lead with 30 seconds left in the game against the Los Angeles Kings. Yes, those Kings who beat the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014. After going down 2-0 early on in the game, the Rangers scored three straight, gave up another to tie, scored again, and then gave up the fourth one with the Kings’...
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San Francisco Giants: staying healthy

The big additions that the San Francisco Giants made during the offseason have drawn the most attention to the club. Outside of that, we haven’t heard that much from inside of the clubhouse until these past few weeks. Reports are coming out saying that both Matt Cain and Hunter Pence are both feeling great, as well as Joe Panik saying he’s at “100 percent” recovered from...
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Detroit Lions: Broncos assistant Brian Callahan set to be hired as QB coach

According to report from Fox Sports reporter Alex Marvez, the Detroit Lions will be hiring the Denver Broncos offensive assistant coach Brian Callahan as their new quarterback coach. He was spotted in Detroit on Thursday. This is not a surprising move as Callahan has worked with Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter in Denver in 2013. They worked together as offensive assistants...
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Will the Atlanta Braves have a go to starting pitcher in 2016?

The Atlanta Braves have been working on rebuilding their team this offseason, focusing especially on their pitching. They have a lot of young guys that are coming to spring training this season that have no major league experience. Bud Norris is the most experienced pitcher that the Braves have right now; he has pitched for seven seasons. His earned run average is 4.44 for his career...
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West Virginia Basketball: The Nathan Adrian factor

With the recent suspension to Jonathan Holton, it was inevitable that someone would have to step up to keep West Virginia near the top of the conference. The player that elevated his game the most during that time was Nathan Adrian. I’ve bashed Adrian from the start of the season saying that the only real reason he was in the game was to give Holton a break, but after the last...
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Michigan State Hockey: Spartans fall to No. 16 Penn State, 6-1

Friday night, for the second straight game, the Michigan State hockey team (7-20-2, 3-10-0-0) stumbled out of the gate in front of its home crowd, this time against the No. 16 Penn State Nittany Lions (18-8-3, 7-5-0-0). Just as they did last Saturday against then-fifth ranked Michigan, Michigan State surrendered 20 shots in the first period against Penn State (despite winning 17...
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Horse Racing: Untouched Talent, Bodemeister’s dam, is American Pharoah’s “First”

2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had his first “date” this afternoon at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. The lucky lady (mare) is 11 year old Untouched Talent, who is the dam of the wickedly fast Bodemeister. If you recall, Bodemeister ran second in both the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (to I’ll Have Another) with the 2012 Preakness being...
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Why the Virginia Cavaliers are a National Championship contender

With so much parity in college basketball this year there is no clear cut favorite to win the National Championship. With the field being so wide open the Virginia Basketball have as good a chance as anyone in the nation to win it all. Currently the team is on a seven game win streak and is clicking on all cylinders. This is by far the deepest team Tony Bennett has coached in his...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: Happy Trails, Kobe

On Wednesday night, Kobe Bryant played his final NBA game in Cleveland. It wasn’t too eventful, nor were most of his visits to Cleveland throughout his career. Kobe has never played Cleveland in the postseason and has only traveled there once per season since joining the league. There aren’t too many memorable moments of Kobe straight balling out in Cleveland. So what was with...
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New York Giants to pursue Matt Forte?

Earlier today, Matt Forte announced via Instagram that he will not be re-signed by the Chicago Bears. The eight year veteran has lead the NFL in yards from scrimmage since his rookie season in 2008, putting up consistent rushing and receiving numbers throughout his career. With Forte now on the market, does it make sense for the New York Giants to make a push to sign him? Absolutely...
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Why the Boston Red Sox will be contenders for years to come

After another tumultuous season, the Boston Red Sox find themselves feeling the pressure to succeed in what is one of the most demanding and influential markets there is in all of baseball. John Henry, the primary owner of the Red Sox, has spent an absurd amount of money to ensure his team will be in contention for years to come, but few Boston fans are aware of why this team is...
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Detroit Tigers: Players to watch entering the 2016 season

Baseball season is fast approaching as pitchers and catchers are set to report in the coming week. The Detroit Tigers are looking to forget last season as they finished last in the division with a record of 74-87. The Tigers made some key pickups this offseason and there are certainly a few players to keep an eye on throughout the season. James McCann Alex Avila is now a member...
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Sacramento Kings’ much needed All-Star break

Early January displayed grit and grind, producing dazzling results revamping hope throughout the wishful Sacramento fan base. However, closing out the first half of the season has been a turbulent trek for the Kings. A goal set by DeMarcus Cousins was to achieve three wins out of the last four road games before the break. The objective appeared attainable—with games against the...
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Chicago Bulls: Possible trade deadline moves

It has not been a smooth season for the Chicago Bulls. Currently the team sits at seventh in the Eastern Conference with an overall record of 27-25. There have been many excuses for the lackluster performance of late for the Bulls, who in their last ten game have won only three, but the fact is the team just isn’t playing good ball. Looking at teams like the San Antonio Spurs,...
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isportsMSU Red Cedar Report: Indiana hoops preview, Izzo HOF

On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributor Mike Sterner joins Tyler Hayward to help preview Michigan State’s next game against the Indiana Hoosiers. Do the Spartans have enough at point guard to stop Yogi Ferrell and is there a chance that Tum Tum Nairn plays to help the cause? Plus, what are the odds of Tom Izzo getting into the Naismith Hall of Fame? They...
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Premier League title race: Preview to this Sunday’s huge games

Two fixtures this weekend featuring the top four sides in the Barclay’s Premier League table could have a huge say on where the title will end up when May comes around. Arsenal vs Leicester City   If you would have walked into a bookies in August 2015 and placed a bet on Leicester City to win the Premier League the bookmakers would have smiled, given you odds of 5000/1 and...
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Texas’ Jay Norvell to join Arizona State football

Out with the old Norvell and in with the new. After offensive coordinator Mike Norvell left Arizona State football’s coaching staff, we began to see a trickle down effect of other coaches leaving to either join him or take on their own position of head coach elsewhere. The most recent loss to Arizona State’s coaching staff came when defensive line coach Jackie Shipp announced...
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The Washington Nationals have five shortstops going to spring training

The Washington Nationals signed Brendan Ryan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Ryan is a very versatile player and has played every position except center field and catcher. He has mostly played shortstop and a little second base. Ryan was signed to a minor league contract because he hasn’t played very many games over the last two seasons. Ryan has...
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North Carolina Basketball: lacking the right touch

Brace yourselves for the roller coaster ride that is the North Carolina Tar Heels! The preseason number one team and consensus national title contender has struggled as of late after finishing their three game road trip with a 1-2 record. The Tar Heels have struggled to find consistency on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, dropping two road games in less than a week...
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Miami Heat to retire Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey

The Miami Heat announced this week that they would retire former Heat big man Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey at the beginning of the 2016-2017 season. O’Neal will be the third Miami Heat player to have his jersey retired by the franchise, joining point guard Tim Hardaway and center Alonzo Mourning, one of his teammates on the Heat’s 2005-2006 championship team. Miami will...
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