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Chicago Cubs: Castro looks to build on last year’s success

Starlin Castro is the most scrutinized, analyzed, and criticized player on the Chicago Cubs. The fans have a love-hate relationship with him. They love him when he is ripping doubles into the gap, but can’t stand him when he lets one go through his legs at shortstop. Heading into this season Castro is looking to build on last year’s success and pick up where he left off. Before...
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Sexual assault allegations against Rasheed Sulaimon

When Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the Duke men’s basketball at the end of January, neither Duke, nor Coach Mike Krzyzewski, gave any reason for the dismissal other than that Sulaimon “repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations”. Coach K is staying quiet again after allegations of sexual assault have surfaced against Sulaimon. Two women confided information...
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Boston Bruins: Trade deadline addition

As part of Monday’s NHL trade deadline, the Boston Bruins acquired forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay and shipped Jordan Caron to Colorado for Maxime Talbot. While both moves have improved the team, the changes are relatively minor, especially when considering the bolstering the rest of the Eastern Conference underwent. A team in dire need of speedy forwards, Boston added just...
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Denver Nuggets: End of “Shaw” era

The Denver Nuggets decided early Tuesday morning to fire head coach Brian Shaw, who was in his second year with the team. This is coming on the heels of the team losing 19 out of their last 21 games, as well as a flurry of controversy that’s been leaking out of the locker room for the last couple months. Shaw came to Denver as a great coaching prospect, best known for his defensive...
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Philadelphia Eagles: Backed into a corner

Head Coach Chip Kelly and Cary Williams Most Philadelphia Eagles fans are up to speed with their team’s woes in the secondary, so I will be brief in my background. Malcolm Jenkins has been a very solid pick-up by Chip Kelly and played well at the “amoeba” safety position in Billy Davis’s defense with Brandon Boykins, who has excelled at the slot corner (3rd man up) position...
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Kansas City Royals: Bullpen battle

Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar will look to make the Royals’ bullpen the best in the league in 2015 (cbssports.com). The Kansas City Royals began their 2015 season this past week as they opened camp at Spring Training in Surprise, Arizona. With their first playoff appearance since 1985 last season which ended in their magical World Series run, there are high expectations for this...
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Michigan State Basketball: Michigan State vs. Purdue Preview

After two consecutive losses, the need for the Michigan State Spartans (19-10, 9-6 in Big Ten) to close out the season with convincing wins is increasing. The Spartans will have two more chances, the first being Wednesday night when they host the Purdue Boilermakers (19-10, 11-5 in Big Ten). When:  Wednesday, March 3rd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI...
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Could the Seattle Seahawks land Andre Johnson?

Since entering the league as a rookie in 2003, Andre Johnson has been one of the most consistent receivers in the NFL. The former University of Miami standout is the Houston Texans franchise-leader, by a wide margin, in receiving yards and touchdowns. However, relations have gotten unpleasant in Houston. After a disappointing 2014 season, Johnson was asked to take a smaller role...
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San Jose Sharks: Trading for the future

Marc Edouard Vlasic If nothing else, the San Jose Sharks made a statement at the March 2nd trade deadline. But again, that’s if nothing else. The Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, put 4 players on planes on Monday, not including Tye McGinn, who was placed on waivers and picked up by the Arizona Coyotes. While not entirely unexpected, Wilson’s unloading of the Sharks third...
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Iowa State overcomes 21-point deficit, beats Oklahoma on Senior Night

The phrase “a tale of two halves” certainly applies to Iowa State’s game vs. Oklahoma on Monday. The No. 17 Cyclones used a 31-4 run in the second half to erase a 21-point deficit to beat the No. 15 Sooners 77-70 in Hilton Coliseum. But if you’d watched the first half, there’s no way you would’ve dreamed such a comeback possible. Oklahoma came out of the gate intent...
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Respecting Greatness: the story of Russell Westbrook

Westbrook and Durant. Durant and Westbrook. Who cares? They are both dominant. Today, I’m coming clean. I have made some mistakes over the last few years that I am not proud of, and for that, I am deeply sorry and would like to repent to the gods of the basketball universe. Over the course of my NBA fan life, I have fallen in this trap a time or two before. I ridiculed Kobe Bryant...
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Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard named player of the week

The Portland Trail Blazers have won three straight and it appears Damian Lillard is heating up. The Trail Blazers guard was named Western Conference player of the week Monday after averaging 26 points on 49% shooting in the team’s last three games. Lillard has averaged 50% from beyond the 3 point arc as well as 5 rebounds and 6 assists. This is the second time this season that...
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New season brings a new look Oakland A’s squad

Bob Melvin showing his love for the game by being friendly with the umpire. With less than twenty-four hours remaining until the 2015 Major League Baseball season starts, there is much chatter about how the Oakland Athletics will shape up. Facing their neighbor across the Bay and the 2014 World Champions, the San Francisco Giants, the A’s will have to bring their top notch talent...
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Iowa Basketball: Big Ten tournament seeding possbilities

As we move to the final week of the regular season, there are just two games remaining for all of the teams in the Big Ten. Iowa is currently in a three way tie for fourth place with Ohio State and Michigan State at 10-6. If the season ended today, tiebreaking procedures would give the Hawkeyes the five seed in the Big Ten tournament. The worst they can do is a seven seed if they...
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Detroit Tigers: baseball is officially back

Though it may have been a Monday, it was about as good of a Monday as one can get if they are a Detroit sports fan. The Red Wings made several trades to prepare for a playoff run, temperatures hit 30 degrees in Detroit for the first time in months, and the Detroit Tigers earned their first victory of many to come during the 2015 campaign. Ian Kinsler led off the exhibition season...
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Cleveland Indians: Limited roster spots available in Spring Training

With Spring Training underway and Cactus League play right around the corner, the Cleveland Indians will open up preseason play on Tuesday against the Reds with a limited number of roster spots available. Barring injuries, trades, or anything of the sort, most of the Tribe’s 25-man opening day roster is presumably set in stone. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at who...
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BYU Cougars: Taysom Hill Looks to Bounce Back

Just 70 days removed from a disappointing loss to the Memphis Tigers in the inaugural 2014 Miami Beach Bowl, the BYU Cougar football team suited up to start spring practice.  The Cougars are looking to put an ugly ending to the 2014 season behind them and there are some question marks for the 2015 version of BYU football especially at the quarterback position. The Cougars expect...
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Milwaukee Bucks: The power of the turnover

The 2014-2015 Milwaukee Bucks are really good at forcing turnovers. Opponents average a league high 17.3 turnovers per game against the Bucks. The team’s offense is also really bad at holding onto the ball, averaging 16.7 turnovers per game which is 3rd worst in the league. As the Bucks’ record  suggests though, coughing up the ball is not the unforgivable sin that your high...
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2015 NFL Draft: Are the Carolina Panthers eying TJ Clemmings?

Rather than resign with the Panthers, last season’s starting left-tackle, Byron Bell, has decided to pursue other teams this off-season. More than any other position on the depth chart, General Manger David Gettleman needs to aim at improving the Carolina Panther’s offensive line. Football Outsiders ranks Carolina’s run blocking an abysmal 27th in the league. For a team that...
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NBA MVP Race: Harden has rest of NBA fearing the beard

Sometime over a month ago, I offered my top five for the NBA MVP award. After the events of recent weeks, it has officially became a four-man race to the finish, in what is turning out to be a dandy. James Harden, Stephen Curry, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook have all stated their case with their play over the first 60+ games of the season, and slowly this is turning out to be...
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Creighton Basketball: Last second heartbreak strikes again

The Creighton Bluejays suffered yet another 1 point loss on Saturday night. This is their 3rd loss by 1 point and 7th by 4 points or less. If these games had gone in Creighton’s favor we are left looking at a whole different season with the Bluejays being 20-9 at this point. However, we know that this did not happen, and Creighton is left with more heartbreak as another game is...
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Seattle Seahawks rumors: Julius Thomas edition

It is not likely the Seattle Seahawks will make a lot of moves in free agency, but with Julius Thomas not being resigned by the Denver Broncos, I think this is a move they should make. John Schneider is the Seattle Seahawks General Manager leading the in house contract discussions. The Seahawks have a good amount of cap space to work with this offseason. Normally, in a free agent...
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Los Angeles Lakers weekly: Rotation changes improve team play

The week that was Following the trade deadline, head coach Byron Scott delivered on his promise to shake up the rotation, moving Ed Davis, Jordan Hill and Wesley Johnson to the bench and inserting youngsters Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre into the starting five. Scott has also been going back and forth between rookie Tarik Black and veteran Carlos Boozer at starting power forward...
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2015 NFL draft needs in the AFC West

Every team has their areas of need coming into this 2015 NFL draft, and every front office will be in the war rooms shuffling their draft boards to find who best fits their organizations. Today we’re looking at the needs of the four teams from the AFC West: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Denver Broncos. Starting with their first round pick order from...
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Duke Basketball: Is Duke a Final Four team?

The Duke Blue Devils have not dropped below 5th in the AP top 25 the entire year. To continue to be consistently ranked this high in arguably the toughest conference in all of college basketball is a statement that speaks for itself. On paper Duke is an obvious choice for a number 1 seed and definitely a team that could be in the Final Four. Handing number 3 Virginia their first...
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