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Denver Nuggets: up and down Nuggets get huge lift from Robinson vs. Clippers

The Denver Nugget’s start to the 2014-15 season has been a lot like recently released sequels to some of our most beloved films; they aren’t good, and somehow actually fall just short of reaching our already low expectations. Like “Dumb and Dumber To” and “Anchorman 2″ before it, the Nuggets have shown glimpses of promise, but ultimately failed to reach the standards...
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Dallas Cowboys: Keys to defeating the Indianapolis Colts

  After 14 games the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in a grand position to end the regular season. The Cowboys control their own destiny. Dallas is one game ahead of the Eagles in the NFC East, and if they win out they will be crowned NFC East Champions for the first time since 2009. The Cowboys can even clinch the division crown by the end of this week if things correctly fall...
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Michigan State Spartans Basketball: Three things to watch

The Michigan State Spartans (8-3), winners of three straight, host the Texas Southern Tigers (1-8) who look to be the latest team to pull of an upset over a Big Ten school. With the non-conference schedule winding down, — and a less than threatening opponent on the schedule, — this seems like as good a time as ever for the Spartans to get get their bench players some key minutes...
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Analysis of Duke Basketball’s win over UConn

On Thursday, the 2nd ranked Duke Blue Devils defeated a tough UConn Huskie team 66-56 on their way to their 10th straight victory. This was a difficult win for Duke basketball as they managed to commit an uncharacteristic 19 turnovers. However, this was another test that the Blue Devils overcame, proving that they can beat a tough team even though they didn’t play their best overall...
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Detroit Red Wings: Christmas wish list

Tis’ the season to be jolly… Well, unless you’re a Detroit Red Wings’ fan. The Red Wings suffered their fifth straight defeat Friday night to the New York Islanders, 2-1. It’s the longest Red Wings losing streak since they dropped six straight about the same time last season from December 7 to 17, 2013. With the holidays upon us and the Wings struggling, why add to growing...
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BYU Basketball: Key’s to winning out in December

It may be now or never for Brigham Young University’s men’s basketball team.  Playing in the West Coast Conference, nonconference wins are needed for the Cougars. (Outside of Gonzaga, the WCC is fairly weak.) With loses at neutral sites to San Diego State and Purdue in November, and a loss in Provo to no. 13-ranked University of Utah, it is obvious that the rest of the December...
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Chicago Bulls: Nikola Mirotic making strides

Nikola Mirotic is making history for the Chicago Bulls this season. He is breaking the norm of Tom Thibodeau’s reputation for minimally playing rookies during their first year in the league. Mirotic is playing on average 18.2 minutes per game. This is the most a rookie has played while under Tom Thibodeau in Chicago. Thibs said this summer that he believes a championship team needs...
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Michigan Football: Jim Harbaugh, facts, fiction and opinion

I don’t know if Jim Harbaugh is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but rumors about where he will coach in 2015 are coming in faster than a speeding bullet. Did you know Michigan reportedly offered him a $48 million contract? Did you know the Falcons, Raiders, Jets and Bears to name a few all want him as their head coach? Did you know he played quarterback at Michigan...
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Memphis Grizzlies: Recapping two huge games and learning valuable lessons

What a week for the Memphis Grizzlies and their dedicated fanbase. First, the Grizzlies ended the 16 game streak the league’s hottest team, the Golden State Warriors, had. The Grizzlies convincingly won that match, manhandling a team lacking in physical and mental toughness. The following night, the Grizzlies won an instant classic triple overtime game against division rival San...
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Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III’s third chance

Robert Griffin III has been given the starting job for the third time this season, each time under different circumstances. He was labeled as a franchise QB coming out of training camp, but he dislocated his ankle in Week 2. When he returned, he played poorly and was benched after three games. Now he’s been given a second chance getting the call for Saturday’s game against the...
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MLS: Orlando City brings Brek Shea back to MLS

Brek Shea It’s official, Brek Shea is the newest member of Orlando City SC. The USMNT team has ended his horrid time at   Stoke City and returned to the league that made him a star. “I can’t speak enough about the talent and passion that Brek brings to the squad,” Head Coach Adrian Heath said in a statement. “Having had a chance to watch him train with us over the summer...
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San Francisco 49ers: Keys to beating the San Diego Chargers

The San Francisco 49ers are no longer playing for a playoff spot but they will try to finish on a strong note nonetheless as they host the Chargers in a rare Saturday afternoon game.  San Francisco is playing its first game since being eliminated so there’s a chance that Frank Gore will sit out and young players like Aaron Lynch will get to see a lot of snaps.  San Diego on the...
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Los Angeles Dodgers: Making sense of this offseason

Between finals, moving away from Long Beach and the Los Angeles Dodgers, I have had very little sleep over the last couple weeks. Here’s a Sparknotes version of what the Dodgers have done this offseason: In: Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, Brandon McCarthy, Brett Anderson, Yasmani Grandal, Chris Hatcher, Enrique Hernandez, Joe Wieland, Austin Barnes, Chris Heisey, Shawn Zarraga...
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Michigan Basketball hopes to right the ship v. SMU

Struggling to win at home and on the road, the Wolverines will face off against Southern Methodist University (SMU) at home on Saturday at noon. After a whopping loss to Arizona last weekend, the Wolverines have had a week to regroup and refocus to prepare for SMU. Coming off of a win against Illinois-Chicago, SMU is looking to sustain their five game winning streak. The Mustangs...
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Seattle Mariners update: Missed opportunities

With news today that Justin Upton has been traded to the San Diego Padres, the Seattle Mariners have affirmed that they are done with this year’s free agent market. First came Jason Heyward and Yoenis Cespedes, then Melky Cabrera and Matt Kemp, and now Justin Upton, all gone from the equation. And now there are rumors that Delmon Young would like to return to Baltimore than go...
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The Texas Rangers have signed Kyuji Fujikawa

The Texas Rangers made another splash in free-agency. This time, it had to do with pitching. The team signed free agent right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. The Rangers reportedly signed Fujikawa to a one-year deal for a club option until 2016. Fujikawa is expected to make around $1.1 million dollars with the club and has the opportunity to earn incentives as well. The team feels...
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Denver Broncos: Keys to defeating the Bengals in week sixteen

Where: Paul Brown Stadium When: Monday, December, 22, 2014 @ 8:30 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (ESPN) Denver Broncos: 11-3, defeated the San Diego Chargers last week 22-10 Cincinnati Bengals: 9-4-1, defeated the Cleveland Browns last week 30-0 The Denver Broncos face off against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football to close out their road schedule. The Broncos offense, which...
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Atlanta Hawks: Defense, Depth key to recent run

On November 26, the Hawks gave up 126 points to the Toronto Raptors in an uninspired loss at home. Since that embarrassment, they’ve won 11 of their past 12 games and have held 10 of those opponents to under 100 points, and six to under 90. Though forward Paul Millsap is near the league lead in steals per game, the Hawks defensive success is a tribute to their cohesive team positioning...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Injuries continue to linger

Much like last year, the Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled with injuries all season. Three of the five starters have missed most of the season with various injuries. Ricky Rubio is the biggest injury for the Timberwolves. He commands the offense, and missed a lot of time due to a tough ankle injury. While there were reports that he would be getting back into the lineup sooner...
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New England Patriots: Three matchups to watch for against the Jets

The New England Patriots (11-3) head to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Jets (3-11) in their last away game of the season. This game will be aired on CBS at 1:00. In their last road trip, the Patriots look to get one step closer to clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs. It wont be an easy task, as Rex Ryan and the Jets will want to do anything to spoil the...
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Baltimore Ravens playoff chances

With just two regular season games remaining, the Baltimore Ravens are in prime position to make the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. Led by one of Joe Flacco’s best statistical years in his career, the Ravens are in control of their own playoff destiny. If the Ravens win each of their next two games, they guarantee themselves a spot in the post-season, but...
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Atlanta Braves deal Justin Upton to San Diego

The Atlanta Braves finally pulled the trigger on a deal that appeared to be in the makings for the better part of the offseason, sending outfielder Justin Upton as well as a player to be named later to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson, and outfielder Mallex Smith. While the Padres are preparing to fight in the tough...
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How bad will the Philadelphia Phillies be in 2015?

Without Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies are tied for the worst odds to win the World Series in the MLB. They are also dead last in odds to win the NL pennant at 80/1, with the next worst team being at 40/1. These odds beg the question: Will the Philadelphia Phillies really be that bad? Recent History First, it helps to look at the record trend from the last few years...
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Detroit Pistons – Who should be traded, Monroe or Smith?

The Detroit Pistons have sputtered out of the gate to a startling 5-21 record.  They are dead last in the Central Division and hold the 3rd worst record in the Eastern Conference, with the exception of the New York Knicks and the Philadelphia 76ers.  With a roster loaded full of talent and potential All-Stars, Piston fans haven’t had much to cheer for. In the offseason, the Pistons...
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Michigan State Football: Bowl culture has changed for the Spartans under Dantonio

As the No. 8 Michigan State Spartans start preparation for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, where they will face the No. 5 Baylor Bears, you can’t help but notice how the bowl culture of the Spartan football program has changed. When the Spartans take the field at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on New Years Day, it will be a school record eight straight bowl appearance for Michigan...
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