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Oregon football: Keys to defeating Colorado

Two teams meet at a stadium in the Pacific Northwest for an in conference football match up. One of these teams has compiled a 9-1 record and is considered by many to be on their way to the National Championship with the help of an elite quarterback. The other team has won just two games as opposed to eight losses, and has a 0-7 record in Pac-12 play. The first team, who is also...
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Milwaukee Bucks: Sanders needs to become better scorer

If Larry Sanders is to become an all-star player in the NBA, he will need to further develop his offensive game. Sanders is an incredible athlete and great defender, but he is not much of an offensive threat. His scoring usually comes from dunks and put-back opportunities. All-star caliber players such as Dwight Howard, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Tim Duncan are all prolific...
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Staff picks: Michigan State Football vs Rutgers

Michigan State welcomes Big Ten newcomer Rutgers to Spartan Stadium tomorrow for senior day. The Spartans had an impressive showing last week and will look to build on that momentum as they finish up their 2014 home schedule. The game kicks off tomorrow at noon EST and will be televised on Big Ten Network. Max Lapthorne2014 prediction record: 9-1 The Spartans performance tomorrow...
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Kansas City Chiefs: Back on track

The Kansas City Chiefs have bounced back in all the right ways after losing to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 of the 2014-2015 NFL season. Many fans received a scare after losing to the Titans, a team that many believed to be much worse than Kansas City. However, the Chiefs have been quite successful since the Week 1 loss, improving to a solid 7-3 record, tying the Denver Broncos...
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Ohio State football vs. Indiana: Game preview and prediction

Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson Last week, the Ohio state football team earned a hard-fought win against a Minnesota team that has flown under the radar nationally this season. While the Buckeye’s offense looked dominant at times, Urban Meyer’s young playmakers committed 3 turnovers in what can only be described as unfavorable weather conditions. While the weather may not improve...
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Chicago White Sox rumors: free agent overview

It’s not often that a team can boast the fact that they possess arguably the best starting pitcher and hitter in baseball at the same time. But that is exactly where the Chicago White Sox find themselves as they enter this all important off-season that could alter the future of this team for years to come. The only question is what direction will the needle be pointing once the...
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Boston Celtics: What we know so far

The Boston Celtics have gotten off to an exciting start to the season, taking many people by surprise. Although they still sit under the .500 mark with a 4-6 record, the Celtics have played competitive basketball. Predicted to finish in the Eastern Conference cellar, Boston is a couple of possessions away from 6-4 or 7-3. The Celtics have had no trouble putting the ball in the basket...
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Baltimore Ravens: Three keys to defeating the Saints in week 12

The Baltimore Ravens (6-4) will head down south to face the New Orleans Saints (4-6) in a primetime matchup Monday night at 8:30 p.m. EST.  The game will be at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and shown on ESPN.  The Ravens usually shine against the NFC South, but New Orleans is unpredictable.  The Ravens really need a win here, but the Saints are just as hungry. ...
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Dallas Cowboys: 5 keys to defeating the New York Giants

As DeMarco Murray lounged this past Sunday, basking in a well-deserved rest after touching the ball a league-leading 280 times through the Dallas Cowboys’ (7-3) first 10 games, a smile must have crept across his face. One by one, he witnessed the NFC East dominos fall: Washington by 20 to the Buccaneers; the Giants by six to the 49ers; and, sweetest of all, the Eagles by 33 to...
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New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Nick Swisher

The New York Yankees may be interested in a familiar face and possibly have their sights set on former Yankees outfielder, Nick Swisher. Swisher, who played his last two seasons with the Cleveland Indians had his worst season to date in 2014 batting only .208 with a mere 8 home runs and just 42 RBIs. He became a free agent in 2012 and signed a four-year, $56 million agreement with...
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Cincinnati Bengals: Three keys to victory over the Texans.

JJ Watt has not been nice to the Bengals in their previous meetings. Who are these Cincinnati Bengals? After an absolute dud of a performance against Cleveland, they looked like a whole new team last week in a 27-10 win over the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome, a place that has not been easy to win in. The 6-3-1 Bengals will be on the road again this Sunday when they travel...
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South Carolina Football: “Wouldn’t it be hysterical if we went bowling?”

The South Carolina football team (5-5) is coming off of their first win against an FBS school since September and are finally one win away from bowl eligibility. They have two chances to lock that up but should be able to do it comfortably this weekend, as they host the South Alabama Jaguars (6-4) this weekend at noon. The Jaguars football program is only in its fifth year of existence...
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Staff Predictions: Michigan Football vs Maryland

The Michigan Wolverines (5-5, 3-3) will host Maryland (6-4, 3-3) on Saturday afternoon at the Big House. Kick off is scheduled for 3:30pm and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Click here for a full game preview. For the staff picks, read on. Rob White So far this season, Rob is 6-4 picking the results of Michigan games Michigan was on a bye last week. In their last...
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Seattle Seahawks: Three keys to defeating the Arizona Cardinals in week 12

The Seattle Seahawks host the division rival Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 23 at 4:05 p.m. EST at CenturyLink Field. The game will air on FOX. This will be the first matchup of the season between the Seahawks (6-4) and Cardinals (9-1). Both teams are eager for a win. The Seahawks are coming off a 20-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cardinals are attempting to maintain the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers acquire bullpen help

It’s about four months late, but the Los Angeles Dodgers finally addressed their weakness. A team with a $225 million dollar payroll in 2014 had two or three dependable relief pitchers. Their rotation includes three guys that could throw seven or eight solid innings every outing. However, if they faltered and the Dodgers had to use a relief pitcher not named J.P. Howell or Kenley...
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Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2014 Delta Downs Jackpot Million Stakes

To me, it’s never too early to talk about the Kentucky Derby and this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, the 2014 Delta Downs Jackpot Million Stakes at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, might have some 2015 Kentucky Derby implications. The 8 ½ furlong contest has drawn 10 two year olds, including Conquest Tsunami and Wake Up Nick, both of whom are five for six with one second...
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Oakland A’s: Is Billy Butler a good fit?

Billy Butler This past week, the Oakland A’s signed ex-Kansas City Royal Billy Butler to a three year, $30 million deal. Even though Butler has a quality bat, it is curious that the Athletics would sign Butler to a multi-year deal instead of dealing with some of the more obvious problems in the middle infield and in left field. So, is Butler a good fit of the Oakland A’s?...
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New York Yankees rumors: Replacing Jeter, bolstering pitching staff

The New York Yankees had a disappointing year missing the playoffs, only finishing 6 games above .500. Now that the 2014 season is in the past, their focus remains on the future, specifically on this off-season. There are many questions the Yankees face that range from replacing the irreplaceable Derek Jeter at shortstop, to the injured and aging pitching staff. First, finding a...
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Storyline: Trading Destinations for the Phillies

During the Winter Meetings that begin on December 7 in Cole Hamels‘ hometown, the brain trust of the Philadelphia Phillies will explore roster-improving avenues at an insane pace. Then, Ruben Amaro Jr. will return to Philly with some possibilities to revamp his squad for 2015 and beyond. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for...
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Michigan Basketball: Wolverines pull away late from scrappy Detroit

Michigan was able to capture a 71-62 win over the Detroit Titans, but it was not with ease. The Wolverines were in a defensive struggle with the Titans for most of the game. Although Michigan was getting good looks, shots were not falling for the Wolverines. They shot only 34.5% from the field and were just 3 for 12 from the three point range at the half. Despite the consistent pressure...
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Michigan State Hockey Signs Five National Letters of Intent

Michigan State hockey head coach Tom Anastos announced on Tuesday, November 18th, the signing of five letters on intent. Mason Appleton, Cody Milan, Zach Osburn, Jerad Rosburg, and Brennan Sanford are the five new additions to the Spartan hockey program. All of the players, which are NHL Entry Draft Eligible, currently play in the United States Hockey League, which is America...
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Penn State Football: 5 keys to beating Illinois

James Franklin knows that success on the football field starts by winning the battle in the trenches. That’s exactly what Penn State (6-4, 2-4 Big Ten) did last week in their 30-13 win over Temple, and just what it will try to do again on Saturday when they travel to face Illinois (4-6, 1-5 Big Ten) for a noon kick on ESPN2. Penn State racked up 254 yards on the ground and dominated...
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MLS: Western and Eastern Conference Finals combined starting 11

After a two-week break, MLS playoffs returns this weekend as four teams square off in the first league of the conference finals. Deandre Yedlin Seattle will look to overcome past demons when they take on Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy in the Western Conference Final, while New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution collide in a starstudded Eastern Conference Final. Before titillating...
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Detroit Lions: Three key matchups for the game against the Patriots

When the Detroit Lions (7-3) head into Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots (8-2) this Sunday, it might very well be the most important game of their season thus far. While the Patriots are coming off a 6 game winning streak, the Lions suffered their first loss in 5 games last Sunday when playing the Arizona Cardinals. This week, the stakes are high and the Lions...
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Denver Broncos: Three solutions to their problems

The Denver Broncos currently find themselves in quite a state of disarray whether the coaches want to admit it or not. The team is at a critical juncture. Will the Broncos fall into total collapse or rise above? This is the point, when viewed in retrospect, will be the defining moment for the coaches. This is the time when good coaches are defined as great coaches. When great coaches...
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