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Yellow fever plagues Ronaldo & Co.

Less than two weeks ago, Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid side were on the verge of making history. They faced Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu after notching their 16th consecutive La Liga victory just three days earlier – needing a win against ‘The Yellow Submarine’ to topple the phenomenal record for consecutive wins set by Pep Guardiola’s illustrious Barcelona side...
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Who should start Game 4 for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced their starting rotation for the first three games of the MLB playoffs. The Dodgers look as if they will not be getting home-field advantage in the first round, so barring anything extraordinary (crazier things have happened), Clayton Kershaw is set to take the mound next Friday October 7th on the road for Game 1 versus the Washington...
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Texas Rangers: Time for Cole Hamels to fight back

The Texas Rangers head into the postseason with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. While playing more than half of their games at home is a special plus, they must take advantage of the opportunity and turn it into a championship. That mission begins at the top, and the Rangers could certainly use some better pitching at the top of their rotation. Despite having another...
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Seattle Seahawks vs New York Jets: Game Preview and Prediction

The Seattle Seahawks will face the New York Jets this weekend in what will be their second game away from home. After two very underwhelming performances against the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Rams respectively, the Seahawks finally put together a strong offensive game last week against the San Francisco 49ers, winning comfortably by a margin of 37-18. I expect this week will...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: The importance of resigning J.R. Smith

At the start of the third quarter in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, J.R. Smith hit a few of the biggest shots of his career for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After the Cavaliers trailed 49-42 at halftime to the Golden State Warriors in Oracle Arena, J.R. Smith sparked the Cavs’ comeback. He scored eight of the Cavs’ first 10 points in the third, including back-to-back 3-pointers which...
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Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears: Game preview and prediction

This week the Detroit Lions travel to the windy city to take on the Chicago Bears. Now the 0-3 Bears are already in a huge hole, both from a record standpoint along with so many injuries. Jay Cutler, Jeremy Langford, Kyle Fuller and Danny Trevathan are all going to miss this game, and Detroit needs to take advantage of the holes these players leave if they want to get back to .500...
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Detroit Tigers: Verlander for Cy Young?

Detroit Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander has been great all season long and even better down the stretch, but does he deserve the Cy Young? Verlander currently holds a 16-8 record, 3.10 earned run average, 246 strikeouts, and a 1.00 WHIP. Verlander ranks top 10 in the league in all of these categories and top five in all but wins. He ranks sixth in wins. Verlander will have to beat...
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Washington Redskins vs Cleveland Browns: Week two preview and predictions

Time: Sunday 1 PM Channel: CBS Location: Fedex Field. Landover, MD   The Cleveland Browns are always a happy sight for any NFL franchise. At 37-94 over the past nine seasons, the Browns can be a godsend for a struggling team or a welcome respite for a good one. Coming off the heels of their first win against an over .500 team in more than a year, the Redskins welcome the Browns...
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Seattle Seahawks: Will C.J. Spiller make a big contribution?

With the injury bug biting Thomas Rawls, the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday signed former Clemson Tigers running back C.J. Spiller to a one-year deal. According to Seahawks.com, Spiller is picking up the offense well and has a chance to make his team debut this weekend against the Jets. The team site’s news report states Spiller will likely start out as a third down back. According...
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Chicago Bears week 4 preview

The Chicago Bears will be taking on another NFC North team when they play the Detroit Lions this week. This is a bottom of the barrel matchup with the Bears in last place in the division and the Lions in third place in the NFC North. Both teams have had their struggles so far with the Bears going winless with three losses, and the Lions are not far ahead of them with one win and...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: AFC North update

After only a few weeks of games, the Baltimore Ravens are sitting at the top of the AFC North with a 3-0 record, while the Cleveland Browns are stuck at the bottom at 0-3. The Bengals beat the Dolphins with ease last night, but their 2-2 record puts them behind the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are 2-1, at least for the moment. With a lot of football left, it’s still anyone’s division...
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The complicated saga of Jose Aldo

To many fans of fighting Jose Aldo is regarded as one of if not the best featherweights of all time. His run in WEC is looked at as one of the most dominate runs in MMA history. Stacking up impressive wins against opponents like Urijah Faber and Cub Swanson on his way to becoming the final featherweight champion in WEC before it merged with the UFC. His transition to the UFC was...
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Kawhi Leonard’s new role in the San Antonio Spurs

With the retirement of Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard has been called up to be the leader for the San Antonio Spurs. Kawhi Leonard ready for the 2016- 2017 season Kawhi Leonard was interviewed at the San Antonio Spurs media day. It was day one of training camp. Leonard averaged 21.2 points and 2.6 assists last season. He has slowly become a better player which he attributes to Tim...
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ASU prepares for first conference road game against USC

ASU prepares for their first conference road game against USC this week as the Sun Devils look to advance to 5-0 this season. The game will kick off at 5:30 pm MST on FOX. The undefeated Sun Devils will face the 1-3 Trojans on their home field, where the Sun Devils were able to pull off an unbelievable victory in 2014, which many remember as the “Jael Mary”. This year, the Sun...
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The rest of the Minnesota Vikings schedule

With the Minnesota Vikings beating the Carolina Panthers in week three, they now seem to be a lock for the playoffs with a 3-0 record.  The Vikings have four really tough games this year against the Panthers, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Green Bay Packers twice.  They have already beaten the Packers once and the Panthers, which means that they have a number of games where they...
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Boston Bruins: Brad Marchand’s new contract

After a disappointing season for the Boston Bruins, because they missed out on the playoffs last season, the front office made some moves in order to try to bring the team back to playing playoff hockey. One of these moves was signing Brad Marchand to a contract extension worth $49 million over eight years. Marchand was one of the Bruins’ best players last year and he is only...
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Nebraska Football: Scouting Report on Illinois

The Nebraska Football team put together a strong showing in Evanston with a 24-13 victory. A game that was suppose to be a road game but had over 20,000 Nebraska Football fans in attendance. The continued win streak has boosted the Nebraska Football team into the 15th position in the rankings. With a Big Ten win under their belt, the Huskers look to stay undefeated as they...
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Michigan State Basketball: PF Xavier Tillman commits to Michigan State

In a crowded room filled with family, friends, and media, Grand Rapids Christian High School junior Xavier TIllman announced his commitment to Michigan State on Friday. Prior to his announcement, the 6’8 forward had narrowed his college choices down to Michigan State, Purdue, and Marquette, but it was the Spartans that landed the four-star forward.  Tillman said Friday that only...
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Staff Predictions: Ohio State Football vs. Rutgers

The Ohio State Buckeyes open up Big Ten play against Rutgers this Saturday. The Scarlet Knights, under the tutelage of first year head coach Chris Ash, currently find themselves 2-2, most recently losing to Iowa 14-7 last Saturday. The Buckeyes, on a bye last weekend, come into Saturday’s game well rested, and ready to build on their already impressive resume this season. Kickoff...
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Cleveland Indians: Party at Napoli’s

For years, the Cleveland Indians were in search of a power hitter that could hit over 30 home runs and drive in 100 RBIs while anchoring the fourth spot in the batting order. The team signed players like Mark Reynolds, Nick Swisher and Brandon Moss throughout the years, but none of them were able to perform to the level the team had hoped. So when the Indians signed veteran first...
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Carolina Panthers: Three Keys to Beating the Falcons

The Carolina Panthers find themselves in an unusual situation, under .500. After a very disheartening loss to the Minnesota Vikings, who albeit may be a legit Super Bowl contender, the Panthers will travel to the Georgia Dome for the final time to take on a Falcon team that is firing on all cylinders offensively. Let’s take a look at three big keys in winning a huge divisional...
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Chicago Bears: NFC North Division update

The Chicago Bears are currently at the bottom of the NFC North Division, and right now, it seems like they will be there all season. Is there any hope for the Bears to compete for the division title even after starting 0-3? Chicago Bears (0-3) Chances of the Bears being NFC North Division Champions in January are slim to none. The Bears are plagued with injuries and can’t seem...
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Michigan State Basketball: Takeaways from Tom Izzo’s opening season press conference

The 2016-17 basketball season for Michigan State is officially underway. Head coach Tom Izzo spoke to reporters on Friday before practice on the upcoming season. INJURIES Izzo said that there were three players who battled injuries during the summer and didn’t get sufficient practice time in over the summer, but are still on track to play in the season opener on Nov. 11. Power...
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Red Cedar Report: Status of linebackers, Indiana preview

On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributors Grant Essenmacher and Tyler Hayward preview Saturday’s game against Indiana. Can the Spartans bounce back against a spread team that has traditionally given them a bigger headache than they should have? Plus, what will the Michigan State defense look like with the absence of Jon Reschke and potentially Riley Bullough...
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Washington Redskins: was last Sunday a fluke?

This past Sunday, the Washington Redskins accomplished something that they could not do once in 2015, and that is beat a good football team. Being the defending NFC East champions, the Redskins earned themselves an extremely difficult 2016 schedule. Thus far, the Redskins have faced three teams that look like they could very well be playoff teams this season, the Pittsburgh Steelers...
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