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Why the New York Giants Should Resign Antrel Rolle

As the NFL season has come to a short and unsuccessful end for the New York Giants, there are many off-season tasks the team must complete in order to get ready for the start of the 2015 season. One of the most import ones is to resign potential unrestricted free agents. This year, Big Blue’s ball-hawk and hard-hitting safety, Antrel Rolle, is listed as an unrestricted free agent...
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Georgia Basketball: Journey to the tourney

The Georgia basketball team (13-4, 4-2 SEC) took down Mississippi State (9-10, 2-4 SEC) 72-66 on Saturday afternoon in Starkville behind an impressive 37 point performance from sophomore JJ Frazier. Going 12-14 from the field including 7-7 from beyond the arc, it was a career day for Frazier who came into the game averaging just 9 points. Frazier’s 7 made three pointers without...
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Montrezl Harrell steps down as co-captain of the Louisville Basketball team

During the CBS broadcast of the Cardinals’ 80-68 win at Pittsburgh, Kevin Harlan and Bill Raftery discussed how Montrezl Harrell removed himself from the co-captaincy of the Louisville basketball team. Evidently, an issue arose when head coach Rick Pitino told Harrell to interact with the team’s younger players in a less volatile manner. Given that Pitino is known for his courtside...
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Pitt Basketball: Struggle against top ACC teams

Pitt basketball had back-to-back losses this week against Duke and Louisville who are both ranked in the top 10. On Monday they fell short to Duke 79-65 and today they lost to Louisville 80-68. The Panthers are now (13-7) and (3-4) in ACC play, they are ninth in the conference standings. Next week they will face Virginia Tech and Notre Dame. Duke Mike Krzyzewski reached his 999th...
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A bitter 1-1 between Fiorentina and Roma

The final 1-1 result between Fiorentina and Roma left both teams unhappy. Roma is now 7 points behind the leader Juventus while Fiorentina remains 3 points away from the Champions League. The hosts dominated the majority of the game, with David Pizarro back on the field and the Colombian Juan Cuadrado next to Mario Gomez. It is this last one, together with Joaquin and Pasqual, to...
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Boston Red Sox: Finalized team, fact or fiction?

It’s been a busy offseason for the Boston Red Sox full of trading, buying and renewing players for the upcoming season. With all that in mind, could the Red Sox have a completely finalized team for the upcoming season before spring training even starts? According to the latest statement made by Boston’s general manager, Ben Cherington, the Red Sox might have a finalized team...
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Green Bay Packers: Did the defense pass?

After losing to the Seattle Seahawks one week ago in the NFC Championship, the Green Bay Packers now have to look back at the year that was and think about the year that was.  While the offense was the reason this team was what is was, the defense did its part to keep the Packers in some games this year, including the NFC title game where they forced four interceptions and one fumble...
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Texas Basketball: No time to reflect on loss, #9 Iowa State looms

#17 Texas Basketball’s size and strength was no match for #11 Kansas Jayhawks’ precise and efficient offense. The Jayhawks were nearly perfect handling the ball and they handed Texas a 75-62 defeat in Austin. Rick Barnes has been favoring the zone defense using it almost exclusively in victories against TCU and West Virginia, and Bill Self quickly figured out its weaknesses and...
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Can Orlando City fulfill Kaka’s dream of winning the MLS Cup in 2015?

Kaka isn’t ruling out winning the MLS Cup. Orlando City SC’s main attraction Kaka has expressed his desire to not only make the playoffs, but to also win the MLS Cup in the club’s debut season. “I’m used to thinking about winning,” Kaka said. “I know that our first step this year is to get to the playoffs, but I still hope that we can win the league.” The Brazilian...
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NHL reveals outdoor games in 2016

The NHL has decided to renew and continue some heated rivalries when they planned the Winter Classic and Stadium Series games in 2016. On Saturday Jan. 24, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled the NHL’s upcoming 3 outdoor games in 2016. On New Year’s Day of 2016, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will face off for this year’s Winter Classic. The event will be held...
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Michigan Basketball: Chances of making the NCAA Tournament

Part II: Roster Edition Michigan has played five games since the previous article on the Wolverine’s tournament chances, and a lot has happened in that time. First, let’s look at how those games turned out. The Minnesota game was a must win, and the Wolverines came back to take that one. The game at Ohio State was one that wasn’t a necessary win although the Wolverines lost...
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Detroit Red Wings weekly: Break time is over

The Detroit Red Wings (27-11-9) entered the All-Star break as one of the hottest teams in the NHL going 8-2-0 in their past 10 games and currently bolstering a five game winning streak. Since the Red Wings are not being represented during the All-Star weekend their only game this past week was against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. So, a relatively condensed weekly recap to follow...
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Iowa Basketball: Hard-fought battle ends in loss to Purdue

Iowa battled back after being down most of the game against Purdue but still came up short in the 67-63 loss. The Hawkeyes found themselves in trouble early as Aaron White left in the first half with a shoulder injury and never returned. It looked as if they were all but dead, but fought back to make it a game in the second half. Iowa is now 13-7 on the season and 4-3 in the Big...
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Indianapolis Colts: Outline of the off-season

Before we get to the blueprint of the off-season, let’s start with a simple outline. Really what the Indianapolis Colts should look at during their time off. I would say look at their needs, but let’s be real here: they need everything except a quarterback. Defense: Focus on the front 7, the Colts can’t fix their entire team in one off-season, so build a unit that your team...
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Philadelphia Phillies: A Jonathan Papelbon trade?

When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon before the 2012 season, they never envisioned the issues his contract might cause. Papelbon was made the highest paid reliever in MLB history with a 4-year, 50 million dollar deal complete with a vesting option for a fifth year and partial no trade clause. Now, due to his attitude, combined with the amount of money, vesting...
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Indiana Pacers: Shayne Whittington sign of new direction?

The third quarter was winding down inside Phillips Arena, Pacers were down by more than 20 points, and the team looked flatter than the AFC Championship game footballs. That’s when Pacers head coach Frank Vogel made the decision to substitute center Shayne Whittington in the game for big Roy Hibbert. When nothing else is working and clearly nothing was for the Pacers who shot 39...
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Georgia Football Recruiting: 3 names UGA is after

The Georgia football recruiting team has had a down week after missing out on top ranked cornerback Donte Jackson, who was lost in a tight battle with LSU, and receiving a decommitment from top ranked wide receiver Van Jefferson; however, there may be good news on the horizon for the Bulldogs. There are three major names that Bulldog nation may soon see committing to the G and they...
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New York Giants: Free Agency Edition

In the 2014 offseason, the New York Giants signed the most free agents in the NFL. One of the areas that they focused on was cornerback. They signed Walter Thurmond, who had the potential to be one of the best cornerbacks in the league, and was part of the Seattle Seahawks organization when they won the Superbowl in 2013. The Giants expected a lot of Walter Thurmond, but he had...
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Manchester United: van Gaal is no David Moyes

Much has been made of the faltering start to Louis van Gaal’s tenure as Manchester United manager. David Moyes, so often compared to the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, has essentially become the benchmark in which all future managers will be judged. The critics have been swarming around the Theatre of Dreams, waiting to pounce on any misfortune the club suffers. Every game lost,...
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Senior Bowl players the Oakland Raiders should target

With the senior bowl week coming to end today scouts from every team will be hoping to find players that can contribute or even turn around their franchise. For the Oakland Raiders in particular, the senior bowl has been a great success the last two season. Players like Derek Carr, Sio Moore, Mychal Rivera and Gabe Jackson were all senior bowl participants and are now very productive...
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Washington Nationals player profile: Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond With all the talk of the Washington Nationals picking up Max Scherzer, we can’t forget about the other Nationals’ players who are essential to a 2015 postseason appearance. Ian Desmond in particular has been a crucial factor to the National’s past winning seasons. The shortstop has been with Washington since his debut in 2009 and has been a vital contributor to...
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Heartbreak in overtime for Michigan Basketball

Michigan Basketball lost a nail-biter in overtime 69-64 battling a veteran No. 6 Wisconsin team Saturday Jan. 24 during ESPN College GameDay in Ann Arbor. With tough defense in the first half, the Wolverines forced multiple turnovers on the Badgers that helped them stay in the game early on. Going bucket for bucket it looked as though the Wolverines could be up at the half but a...
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Michigan State University completes the weekend sweep of Ohio State University

Michigan State University Hockey Michigan State University hosted Ohio State University tonight in the second game of two game series tonight at Munn Ice Arena. The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes last night 4-1, taking the first game of the series. They came into this evening’s contest looking for the classic weekend sweep. Michigan State finds themselves in third place throughout...
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Michigan Football recruiting: Zach Gentry commits

Michigan Football’s first recruiting weekend came and went last week without any commitments. Their second recruiting weekend of the Jim Harbaugh era started on Friday and has yielded commitments from Rueben Jones and 4-star quarterback Zach Gentry (Albuquerque, New Mexico). Zach Gentry had long been committed to play for Texas and had consistently rebuffed overtures from schools...
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Michigan State Basketball: Late rally falls short at Nebraska

Tom Izzo and the Spartans headed to Nebraska on saturday looking to make it back to back wins in what has been a frustrating season so far. Unfortunately, they would have no such luck. Michigan State’s glaring issues were once again exposed by what many would consider an inferior team, even though MSU isn’t the conference powerhouse they have been in recent years. The game...
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