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Fantasy football running back rankings part 2

In case you missed part one of the fantasy football running back rankings, catch up on numbers 16-30 before seeing the top 15. Without further ado, I present part 2 of the fantasy football running back rankings. 15.)  Toby Gerhart, Jacksonville Jaguars After four years of backing up fantasy star Adrian Peterson, Gerhart finally gets his own opportunity as a feature back in Jacksonville...
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Premier League: Transfer deadline day round up

Now that the traditional madness of last minute deadline day deals is over and the transfer window is closed we can take a closer look at all the big deals that took place in the final 24 hours. Radamel Falcao to Manchester United (loan) There was no doubting there was one deal that stole the show on deadline day and that was Radamel Falcao’s move loan move to Manchester United...
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Five reasons the Penguins will be better in 2014

Crosby and the Penguins will be a better team in 2014. It’s been quite the offseason for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Out are Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero, as well as about a half-dozen players including fan favorites Brooks Orpik, Matt Niskanen, James Neal and Jussi Jokinen. In is head coach Mike Johnston and GM Jim Rutherford, as well as a whole slew of new faces that will soon don the...
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Temple football: Can defense stay consistent?

Temple started its season off in grand fashion as they beat Vanderbilt 37-7 in a game that was delayed due to lightning. Getting a win on the opening day of college football is always a good thing, getting one against an SEC opponent is even better. The last time Temple had beaten an SEC opponent FDR was the president. Temple beat Florida back in 1938. Up next for Temple is Navy...
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Manchester United: Assessing their transfer deals

Radamel Falcao was prolific during his time at Porto before his big money move to AS Monaco. The summer transfer window has now closed, and Manchester United look very different from when they started the window.  Players who were tipped to leave, like Marouane Fellaini and Anderson, have stayed, while Louis van Gaal has also added a host of new signings, most surprisingly Colombian...
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Seattle Seahawks will send Green Bay packing

What better way to kick off the regular season than with a NFC playoff preview? The Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the always rowdy CenturyLink Field Thursday night on NBC. Kickoff is set for 8:30 PM ET. The Packers struggled their way to an 8-7-1 record last year, but a bunch of their struggles was because of Aaron Rodgers’...
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3 reasons why Tyson Chandler is the key for the Dallas Mavericks

Bringing Tyson Chandler back to Dallas may be the biggest move the Mark Cuban and company made this off-season. Don’t get me wrong, stealing Chandler Parsons from the Rockets was a huge move. And Dallas did have to give up Jose Calderon to get Tyson and an aging Raymond Felton. But he is the key that will push the Mavs deep into the playoffs. Tyson Chandler 1. Dallas hasn’t had...
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What Should The New York Giants Expect From Odell Beckham Jr. This Season?

This year, the New York Giants selected wide-receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of LSU. With the loss of star wide-receiver Hakeem Nicks to the Indianapolis Colts, the Giants need someone to replace Nicks. New York Giants first round pick, Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of LSU In college, Beckham Jr. made a statement for Les Miles’s Tiger...
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Minnesota Wild: 3 reasons why Zach Parise will be a Hall of Famer

In 2010, Parise scored the tying goal late in the third period of the gold medal game en route to being named to the All-Tournament team. Zach Parise has always been highly regarded by followers of hockey. From his early days as a budding superstar in the state of Minnesota to his current status as a model hockey player for the Minnesota Wild, Parise has been consistent and reliable...
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Green Bay Packers: Time to crash the party

The “Fail Mary” On Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers will visit the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in a game that could already have playoff implications.  The game will be televised on NBC, with kickoff at 7:30 CT.  The Packers are coming off of an 8-7-1 season that saw them win the NFC North and fall to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wildcard round of the playoffs...
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Great returns for Nishikori, ousts Raonic at the US Open

Last night’s match between Milos Raonic of Canada and Kei Nishikori of Japan felt like a referendum on the future and viability of power tennis. Raonic is 6’5’’, serves at about 140+ MPH, has a booming forehand, and is generally improving in all aspects of his game, especially his touch at the net. He doesn’t have a great backhand, but that is normally not an issue for...
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Detroit Lions: 3 reasons they won’t make the playoffs

“This is our year!” It seems like fans of the Detroit Lions find a reason to say that at the start of every season, at least ever since Calvin Johnson was drafted in 2007. I was in a fantasy football draft with some friends just last night, and one of the guys said exactly those words in the chat box: “This is our year.” For some reason, Detroit fans believe this year’s...
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San Francisco Giants: 5 reasons why Hunter Pence should be NL MVP

With less than a month left in the season, the race for NL MVP remains a toss up and while Buster Posey will get his fair share of attention for the San Francisco Giants and deservedly so, Hunter Pence should also be mentioned in consideration for the award in 2014. Hunter Pence Most importantly, Pence has the numbers to justify MVP honors.  The 2014 All-Star selection is hitting...
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3 Reasons why the Indianapolis Colts will win the Super Bowl

With the 53-man roster set for the upcoming 2014 season, the Indianapolis Colts are looking to do something that they have only done once since 2006. Win the Super Bowl. While contributions from each player and coach will be key in making this goal happen this season, there are three main reasons why the Colts will win it all this year. Andrew Luck Quarterback Andrew Luck has become...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 reasons why Gorgui Dieng will be a future All-Star

It might not happen this year, but there are multiple reasons why it is only a matter of time before Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves becomes an All-Star center. Dieng hails from Senegal, and was drafted 21st overall in the 2013 NBA draft after playing three years of college basketball at the University of Louisville. He has only played one year for the Timberwolves, but ...
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Carolina Panthers: 20th season comes with big expectations

The Carolina Panthers announced their 53-man roster Saturday, the last step before the Panthers officially start the 2014 season Panthers, their 20th in the National Football League. The final roster is outlined here. The Panthers open the season on Sunday, September 7th against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay, and the team has high hopes for the 2014 season after tying a franchise record...
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US Open day 8: Nishikori vs. Raonic

The hard hitting Milos Raonic, fell to Kei Nishikori in the fourth round of the US Open early Tuesday morning At 2:26 am on Tuesday morning, day eight of the 2014 US Open officially concluded.  Kei Nishikori defeated Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 after more than four hours of play.  This match is definitely one of the highlights so far at Flushing Meadows and there is no...
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5 reasons the St Louis Cardinals will win the NL central

Despite year-long offensive woes and several key injuries depleting the team for stretches of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a tie for first place in the National League Central to start the month of September.  With the Brewers slumping, the Reds perhaps too far back to make a late run, and the Pirates still with many question marks, the Cardinals appear...
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Arsenal surprisingly acquire Danny Welbeck from Machester United

Arsenal has made a move on the transfer deadline day and it wasn’t what people expected. Danny Welbeck has joined the Gunners after passing his medical for a fee of around £ 15-16 million. Arsene Wenger was thought to be bringing a proven quality player on deadline day, but Arsenal supporters won’t be too disappointed with Welbeck as the new striker for Alexis Sanchez. There’s...
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Arsenal is in need of a striker after a draw against Leicester City

Arsenal failed to gain all three points against Leicester City on Sunday after a 1-1 draw. Even though some might say coming up with a point at Leicester City isn’t all that bad, but it is bad when Arsenal are trying to claim their first Premier League Title since 2004. Arsene Wenger will have to bring another striker after poor finishing from his strikers against Leicester City...
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New York Mets: 5 reasons Lucas Duda is becoming a top first baseman

Not much has gone right for the New York Mets this season. One thing that did was picking Lucas Duda over Ike Davis. Duda has shined in his first opportunity to be a full time first baseman. Granted he is in a bit of a slump at the moment but on the season as a whole, Duda has faired better than many expected (including myself). Here are some reasons that Duda should be considered...
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Red Alert: Franco’s Promotion Plan with the Phillies

With the September call-ups, Maikel Franco‘s advancement was one of the top questions that the Philadelphia Phillies heard. And Ruben Amaro Jr. waited until the last minute to announce his expanded active roster. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Strategy. RED ALERT Welcome, Newcomers...
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Carolina Panthers: 53-man roster and team captains set

The Carolina Panthers announced their final 53-man roster Saturday, and making the team were three undrafted rookies, two late camp additions, and two practice squad players. Wide receiver Brenton Bersin, a Wofford College alumnus, and linebacker Ben Jacobs made the team after being practice squad players last season. Running back Fozzy Whittaker and guard Fernando Velasco were signed...
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Penn State Football: Hackenberg and the “it” factor

Maybe James Franklin has a crystal ball. Before Christian Hackenberg engineered Penn State’s game-winning drive on Saturday in Dublin, the coach –about to direct his new football program for the first time no less- knew he could count on his quarterback. “He’s a special guy, we just have to go out and support him,” Franklin told ESPN’s Kenny Mayne just before kickoff...
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3 Reasons why the Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

The football regular season kicks off Thursday night in Seattle, and the Seattle Seahawks will be keen to pick up where they left off in February. Winning back-to-back Super Bowls is extremely hard to pull off, but the following three reasons will illustrate my firm belief that the Seahawks are a team who can and will accomplish the feat. 1. The core roster is still here. Super...
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