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Cleveland Browns: Why Pettine was right to bench Manziel

The Cleveland Browns finally announced their starting quarterback on Wednesday.  There has been stiff competition between sixth-year veteran Brian Hoyer and former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel.  Head coach Mike Pettine opted to go with experience and has given Hoyer the starting role for the season opener on September 7th against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manziel, the most...
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Denver Broncos: projecting the 53-man roster

The coaching staff of the Denver Broncos has some very tough decisions to make in the coming weeks. Several players who contributed significantly to the 2013 Super Bowl run will not make the roster. Some talented young players will be playing for other teams after August 30th. Although the decisions are tough to make this is a good problem to have as it indicates the depth and talent...
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Iowa football: The best case scenario

If everything goes right for the Iowa football team, they could be looking at a tremendous season. The fans generally feel pretty good about this Iowa football team but are still wary about getting their hopes too high. But what if everything went right for the Hawkeyes? Here is the best way this season can end up. This is probably never going to happen but it is fun to think about...
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New Jersey Devils 2014-15 season preview: Offense

The New Jersey Devils finished last season with a record of 35-29-18 (88 points), which landed them six points out of a playoff spot.  Despite some clear areas of weakness, the Devils are not too far off from being playoff team and a potential Stanley Cup contender. From now until the start of the season I will be previewing all of the key elements of the 2014-15 Devils season....
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Indianapolis Colts: Third preseason game expectations

This is the preseason game where you as a fan go and buy tickets. The third preseason game is known as the “dress rehearsal” game where the starters play either the entire half or even into the third quarter. For the Indianapolis Colts, some starters may play more than others due to competition battles, being rookies, or just starting to get in week one form since it is unlikely...
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Green Bay Packers: The dress rehearsal

Well, after playing their first two preseason games away from Lambeau Field, the Green Bay Packers will return home to play the Oakland Raiders.  The game will be televised nationally on CBS will kick off at 7:00 CT.  This third preseason game is the closest thing to a regular season game, as most of the starter will most likely play all of the first half and maybe a series or...
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Michigan Basketball: player to watch for 2014-15

Zak Irvin (isportsweb.com) The Michigan basketball team has a lot to look forward to this year, with many new faces and a young roster. This team has many players ready to step up and replace losses of Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Jordan Morgan. Even though this roster has multiple returning guards, most of their roles will have to increase from last season...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Get to know Zach LaVine

In the 2014 NBA draft this year the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to take Zach LaVine with the 13th overall pick. LaVine, a player who can play point guard or shooting guard, is a slender 6 foot 5 inches and although he is a player not many fans will know from his time in college basketball, he will be a key part of the Timberwolves future. LaVine was born in Renton Washington to...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: Shawn Marion signing a big win

The Cleveland Cavaliers just keep adding power to their roster as they signed NBA veteran and four time All-Star, Shawn Marion. With LeBron James returning to Cleveland and Kevin Love awaiting his trade date, the Cavaliers are in good shape to reach a championship. With the salary cap looking slim, the Cavaliers signed Marion for a one year deal worth $1.4 million dollars. Sources...
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Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers is already in perfect form

Aaron Rodgers I know what Peyton Manning did last year.  I know that he not only led his Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl, but he also broke the single season passing record.  I even know that he was ranked the number one quarterback in ESPN’s Ron Jaworski’s quarterback countdown.  With all of the accolades Manning has on his resume, it is easy to say his is the best quarterback...
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Detroit Tigers: Joe Nathan edition

The Detroit Tigers have one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball and for pitcher Joe Nathan who was supposed to be the man who manager Brad Ausmus could count on, the 39-year-old pitcher has been far from reliable. After last night’s performance again the Tampa Bay Rays giving up a run and leaving two men on base, I have officially given up on Nathan. In the last eight appearances...
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Buffalo Bills: The E.J. Manuel question

E.J. Manuel needs to improve to become “the guy” this preseason. With the season opener against the Chicago Bears less than a month away, it’s time to start thinking about what to expect from second year quarterback E.J. Manuel. Will he be able to stay healthy? Is he going to be the quarterback of the future? Will he be able to galvanize the city and show another generation...
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MLS: Week 24 talking points

Chris Wondolowski Don’t blink; another jam-packed MLS week starts in a few hours. With 11 games lined up, this week should be more exciting than the last and will certainly keep the spectators on the edge of their seats. Here are week 24’s most intriguing topics. Will the California boys bounce back? LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes had a rough week 23. LA went into Columbus...
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Mertesacker’s retirement from international play benefits Arsenal

Per Mertesacker has decided to call it quits on his glittering international career where he has been capped 104 times, debuting on 2004 against Iran. The news of Mertesacker’s retirement from international play comes right after Phillip Lahm, the captain of the German national team, decided to retire after winning the prestigious World Cup. Considering he’s only at the age of...
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Boston Red Sox: Checking in with old friends

The Boston Red Sox opening day roster is drastically different than the roster we see today. There are plenty of players that Sox fans still want to see succeed on other teams, while others not so much. Ranging from Jon Lester to Chris Capuano, let’s take a look at how these ex-Sox are doing elsewhere. Jon Lester- Lester is the one person all Bostonians would love to see back...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: The right move was no move?!?

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug; opening image credit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Over the past 7 games, the mathematical percentage of the Pittsburgh Pirates reaching the National League playoffs  has dropped from over 60% down to just 20.8% during a 7-game losing streak that’s seen the club not only sink to 64-62, but also descend back to .500 baseball (21-21) since July 1st....
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Shazier shines in preseason win

When the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, myself and others probably thought, “What on earth are they thinking? They need a corner.” When I watched Shazier’s NFL debut last Saturday when the Steelers downed the Buffalo Bills 19-16, myself and others probably thought, “Wow, I always knew he was the right...
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UFC: Eddie Alvarez we made it

Eddie Alvarez at a post fight press conference with the Bellator lightweight championship belt. Sometimes I wonder if there is a god and if god does really exist, does he, she or it actually answer prayers. I mean I have prayed for numerous things like cute girl friends, super fights, and a taco bell that doesn’t make me sick, but to no prevail. Well it seems like I no longer...
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Boston Celtics: 2014-15 schedule and story lines

Last week, we did a preliminary run through the first half of the Boston Celtics’ schedule for the 2014-2015 season. This is a completely unscientific guess about how the season will turn out, including some hyperbole about certain games and storylines. So without further ado, here is the second half of the schedule, including some highlights of noteworthy games. February 20 @...
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Try to keep up: 10 New York Jets preseason talking points

After another wild week of team news, the New York Jets are gearing up to play host to their same-stadium rivals, the New York Giants, Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on CBS. Without being crazy on a Tebow-media-circus level, there’s been plenty going on around Jets camp recently. None of the following items needed a full 500 words, so each gets its own blurb instead. 1. Antonio Allen‘s...
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Arizona Diamondbacks: Gibson will remain manager

According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks plan on having Kirk Gibson as their manager in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2014 The Diamondbacks have not officially announced that they will...
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New York Mets offense sets records in futility

The New York Mets are headed on the road after a very disappointing home stand. They were swept in three games by the Washington Nationals and split a 4 game series with the Chicago Cubs. To make matters worse, the Mets matched their own futile mark-set in 2004- of going five consecutive games with four or fewer hits. This futility is not a new development. Ever since the the All...
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Detroit Lions positional battle: Linebackers

Heading into the third week of preseason, the Detroit Lions are going to begin simulating games to look more like the regular season. Jim Caldwell stated, “we have to adjust to give them as much (of a simulation) as we possibly can of what it’s going to look like.” The Lions’ defense, particularly the secondary, has been criticized for their inability to become an integral...
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A new beginning for Manchester United

As the 2014/2015 English Premier League season approaches, Manchester United FC is looking to come back from last season’s disaster and be the Manchester United everyone knows. Last season, Man United ended their season with 19 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses. The team was eliminated early from the FA Cup and UEFA tournament. Man United placed 7th in the EPL table, which meant no spot...
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Baltimore Orioles: Why remaining the two seed is wise

The Baltimore Orioles have a 7.5 game lead in the division, and are just two games back of Anaheim for the top AL spot.   With just under 40 games remaining in the season, the Baltimore Orioles have continued to widen their margin over the rest of the AL East. Now up seven and a half games over the New York Yankees, the Orioles are also just one game behind the Oakland Athletics...
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