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Jacksonville Jaguars trade long-time kicker Josh Scobee

The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a deal that will send kicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ian Rapoport broke the news on Monday and it appears set to go through pending a physical. Details on compensation have yet to be released. The #Jaguars are trading longtime kicker Josh Scobee to the #Steelers. He’s been their kicker since 2004. Pitt had a K injury. ...
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Real Madrid’s David de Gea deal goes south

David de Gea stays with Manchester United After months of waiting, Real Madrid finally signed David de Gea. Or at least, that was the case when the transfer window was still open, before everything fell right out of Madrid’s hands. After months of uncertainty that came with the mention of de Gea’s future, it was announced that Real Madrid would indeed be taking the Spanish goalkeeper...
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Arkansas Football position preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

This is part three of the Arkansas Razorbacks Football 2015 season preview. This edition will cover the wide receiver and tight end positions. With senior quarterback Brandon Allen returning along with several of his favorite targets, the Hogs should have a solid passing game in 2015. What we know Senior WR Keon Hatcher is returning for the upcoming season. Hatcher played in all...
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Chicago Cubs: Takeaways from Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter

It’s fitting that Jake Arrieta delivered a lights out performance on the Chicago Cubs’ pajama night. The Cubs pitcher threw his first career no-hitter in last nights’ 2-0 win over the Dodgers. The 29-year-old pitcher went the distance tossing a career high 12 strikeouts in the process. Arrieta picked up his NL-leading 17th win and improved his ERA to 2.11. Following the...
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ACC Basketball: Scheduling luck and woe

Many of the ACC teams have at this point nailed down their out of conference schedules in addition to the conference matchups they must face later in the season. The ACC is a tough conference to be sure, but this does not mean that every team faces the same degree of difficulty throughout the year. How much does strength of schedule play a role in a team’s success? Schedule strength...
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Cleveland Browns: rookies to watch

It’s no question that the Cleveland Browns have arguably the toughest road to the playoffs, having to overcome three other playoff teams to do so. The Browns will need a few rookies who could burst on to the go above and beyond for them this season. Here’s a look at some three rookies who could see big roles this year. reakout candidates. Danny Shelton I know picking the team’s...
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Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer betting on himself

Stepping away from the hardwood we step into the boardroom. In recent news, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has rejected a $60 million annual TV rights offer from Fox. The Los Angeles Clippers currently have a deal that runs through 2015-16 with Fox Sports Prime Ticket which pays $25 million per year. I know what you are thinking, why wouldn’t Mr. Ballmer take a $35 million...
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Boise State Football: The season of Finley

Last week Coach Bryan Harsin announced that Ryan Finley will be the starting quarterback for Boise State’s season opener against Washington this Friday. The season opener is the first time that former head coach Chris Petersen will be back on the blue turf. In this Sunday’s press conference Harsin announced that red-shirt senior safety Darian Thompson and red-shirt senior center...
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New York Islanders: Rising back to Prominence

For many seasons, the New York Islanders have been a nearly irrelevant team, finishing near the bottom of the Eastern conference year after year. Being a Long Islanders, I can attest to the fact that the frustration of the Islanders’ fan base has been almost tangible at times. Their frustration has only been exacerbated by the fact that rival teams, such as the New York Rangers...
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The Golden State Warriors are on fire, but how long can the flame burn?

The Golden State Warriors used to be the laughing stock of the NBA; now, they’re anything but. The million dollar question: how long can they keep this up? The Warriors have seen their overall win total grow in the past three seasons, back to when Mark Jackson coached his second season in the Bay Area. Since then, the Warriors have slowly but surely built a powerhouse ball club...
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Tennessee Titans: Likes and dislikes against Kansas City

The Tennessee Titans suffered another preseason loss on the road, this time to the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs 34-10. After the team presented promising overall team performances against the Falcons and Rams during the first two weeks, the Titans took major steps backwards against the Chiefs. While there wasn’t much to like in terms of an offensive and defensive execution standpoint...
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Arkansas Razorbacks Football position preview: Running backs

This is part two of the Arkansas Razorbacks Football 2015 season preview. This edition will cover the depth at running back for the Hogs, a key position for the team. Head coach Brett Bielema is known for his preference for a big offensive line and heavy running game. The 2014 season was a significant success for the Razorbacks in this capacity, and many are looking at this upcoming...
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Penn State football position preview: Defensive backs

Much like the other position groups on the Penn State defense, the defensive backfield is talented, experienced and ready to dominate in 2015. Penn State returns three official starters from last year’s group, but Jordan Lucas moved to safety to fill Adrian Amos’ spot and Marcus Allen started the second half of the season after Ryan Keiser’s injury. Trevor Williams returns...
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Washington Redskins quarterback situation

After a tumultuous preseason at the quarterback position, an unlikely outcome has occurred for the Washington Redskins. Kirk Cousins has been named the starting quarterback. Amidst trade rumors, injuries, and bad quality Cousins has nabbed the starting job somewhat by default. Headed into the 2015 season it was assumed that Robert Griffin would become the starter after suffering...
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Aaron Rodgers will still be a top 2 fantasy quarterback

The preseason has not yet concluded, and already the Green Bay Packers are down their two best wide receivers. Jordy Nelson has been declared lost for the year with a torn ACL he suffered in week 2 of the preseason while Randall Cobb suffered what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury, though recent reports suggest Cobb could be back on the field as soon as week 1 of the regular...
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Michigan Football looks to start Harbaugh era strong against Utah

By now, every college football fan should know that Michigan football is under new management, as Jim Harbaugh was hired as the head football coach in a widely-publicized move last winter. After months of analysis and projection, Harbaugh finally gets to show off the team he has been working so hard to build since taking over. But quite a few questions remain as the Wolverines get...
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NL Central playoff race: Cardinals hold their ground, Cubs begin to fade

At the beginning of last week, the St. Louis Cardinals were in the midst of a menacing road trip on the west coast, facing the streaking D-backs and the Giants, who are approaching 400 consecutive sell-out crowds at AT&T Park. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs were coming on strong, and the Pittsburgh Pirates sat a mere 3.5 games behind St. Louis, with a couple bottom feeder opponents...
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Horse Racing: American Pharoah was great…even in defeat

First off let me apologize to you, the reader, for drinking the same “Kool-Aid” American Pharoah’s owner Ahmed Zayat did. I, like Zayat, thought American Pharoah was invincible especially after one lop sided victory after another thru the last several months…..shame on me….I’ve been around this game for 36 years and I know no horse is invincible. I mean, if Secretariat...
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Chicago Bears: Veteran Tim Jennings cut

With the new defensive scheme the Chicago Bears are running, it doesn’t come as a surprise that veteran cornerback, Tim Jennings, was released. With the Bears switching to more man-coverage, Jennings became the odd man out, as his best skill set is suited for zone coverage. Jennings spent the past five seasons in Chicago, including two Pro Bowl trips in 2012 and 2013. Jennings...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: will Jameis Winston sink or swim?

Ever since Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston was drafted last spring, opinion on his career long prospects have gone from one end of the opinion spectrum to the other. The pessimistic side of the coin believes Winston is nothing more than a Ryan Leaf/JaMarcus Russell re-invention with an overconfident and cocky attitude with a penchant for dumbfounding interceptions...
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Minnesota Twins: predicting September call-ups

The Minnesota Twins currently find themselves in an unfamiliar position: contending for the playoffs in September. It is currently August 31st and the Twins are four games above .500 at 67-63 and are a game and a half out of the second Wild Card spot in the AL. In the past few years, September call-ups were used by the Twins to give young prospects a chance to get major league experience...
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AL West playoff race: starting pitching shaping the standings

Here are the current AL West standings through August 30. Remember, the Wild Card and postseason probabilities are calculations made by Baseball Prospectus while taking in to account a number of different variables. AL West Team W L PCT GB Probability of winning a wild card spot Probability of reaching the postseason Houston Astros 72 59 0.550 – 10.4% 96.4% Texas Rangers 68 61...
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Jacksonville Jaguars trim roster to 75 players

With the September 1st deadline for NFL teams to trim their rosters to 75 players approaching, the Jacksonville Jaguars have made a number of moves to reach that maximum. None of the moves really came as a surprise as many of the players who are released in the first round of cuts were mainly on the team for training camp depth. The least surprising move was placing Dante Fowler...
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NL Wild Card race update: Pittsburgh Pirates still in control

Not much has changed in regards to the NL Wild Card standings since last week. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs continue to have a strong hold on the two Wild Card spots. The Pirates expanded their lead to five games over the Cubs while the Giants and Nationals gained ground on the Cubs, and the Diamondbacks playoff hopes look dashed after a rough week. With around five weeks...
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AL Wild Card Race: Orioles and Angels Continue Declining

Compared to last week’s AL Wild Card standings, the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians have ascended several games, while the Los Angeles Angels and Baltimore Orioles have continued declining. Tampa Bay Rays Although they won only 2 of 7 games this past week, the Tampa Bay Rays have silently risen one spot in the Wild Card race, as the Baltimore Orioles have continued their...
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